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By The Staff

Thursday, August 21

✔ TOPS IL 2490 will meet from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Ramsey. Weigh-in is from 9-9:30 a.m. For more information, contact Dovie Heaton-Bergin at 283-1729.
✔ CenterPointe Church, located at 1616 Veterans Ave. in Vandalia, is holding free Weekly Fit Club sessions at 6 p.m. every Thursday.
✔ TOPS IL 1872, Ramsey, will meet at the Christian Church in Ramsey. Weigh-in is at 6:20 p.m., and the meeting is at 7 p.m.
✔ The Crawford-Hale American Legion Unit 95 Auxiliary meets at 7 p.m. at the Legion Home.
Friday, August 22

✔ University of Illinois Extension is holding a seminar, "Yes, You Can: Preserving Safely," at 1 p.m. at the Effingham County Extension Office, 1209 Wenthe Drive, Effingham. The seminar on canning will include tests of canner dial gauges. Register by calling 217-347-7773 or going online to web.extension.illinois.edu/cefi.
✔ The Shoal Creek Chapter of ABATE will hold its Summer Bash through Sunday at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds in Butler. Gates open at noon on Friday, and campsites are available. For more information, call 217-533-4428 or 618-292-8443.
✔ St. Peter Prairie Days gets under way in the city park, and continues on Saturday with a parade to the park and various activities at the park.
Saturday, August 23

✔ Alpha Psi is holding a free Back to School Swim from 6-8 p.m. at the Vandalia Swimming Pool. The sorority is also giving away a $50 Walmart gift card.  
Sunday, August 24

✔ The Okaw Saddle Club, located at Thrill Hill Road and Lakewood Drive, northwest of Vandalia off of Ill. Route 185, will hold an open horse show. Pleasure classes begin at 9 a.m., and speed classes begin at 1 p.m.
Monday, August 25

✔ The Vandalia Lions Club meets at Days Inn. The executive board meets at 5:15 p.m., and the meal and club meeting is at 6 p.m.
Tuesday, August 26
✔ The Vandalia Rotary Club meets at noon at Ponderosa Steakhouse.
✔ Evans Public Library in Vandalia will hold a story time at 4 p.m. Children of all ages are invited to attend.
✔ TOPS IL 2020 will meet in the Fayette County Hospital conference room. Weigh-in is from 5-5:30 p.m., with the meeting to follow.
✔ A Weight Watchers meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Vandalia; weigh-in is at 5 p.m. Visitors are welcome to attend the meeting free of charge.
✔ Rainbow Reflections, a grief support group, will meet from 6-7 p.m. in Wesley Hall at First United Methodist Church, 127 N. Fourth St., Vandalia. Those planning to attend are asked to contact Mary Miller, 292-5366.

Wednesday, August 27

✔ The Vandalia Eagles Aerie and Auxiliary meets at 7:30 p.m. at the Eagles Club.

Thursday, August 28

✔ TOPS IL 2490 will meet from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Ramsey. Weigh-in is from 9-9:30 a.m. For more information, contact Dovie Heaton-Bergin at 283-1729.
✔ The Fayette County Retired Teachers Association meets at 10:30 a.m. at Ponderosa Steakhouse in Vandalia. All retired teachers in Fayette County are invited to attend. For more information, call 283-0492.
✔ CenterPointe Church, located at 1616 Veterans Ave. in Vandalia, is holding free Weekly Fit Club sessions at 6 p.m. every Thursday.
✔ TOPS IL 1872, Ramsey, will meet at the Christian Church in Ramsey. Weigh-in is at 6:20 p.m., and the meeting is at 7 p.m.

Friday, August 29

✔ Evans Public Library in Vandalia will hold Fantastic Friday at 4 p.m. Children ages 5-10 are invited to attend the event, which includes stories and making a craft. Registration is required; to register, call 283-2824 or stop by the library.