Thursday, November 15
✔ The Vandalia Park District Board of Trustees will meet at Vandalia Airport.
✔ 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.
✔ 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, November 16
✔ The Salvation Army will begin its holiday bell-ringing campaign during Vandalia's Olde Tyme Christmas. The campaign will continue at Walmart, County Market and Rural King through Dec. 24.
✔ The Tammy Gail Vosholler Memorial event will be held from 5:30-8 p.m. on the Vandalia Community High School track. It will include a glow light walk at 6:30 p.m., and hot chocolate and chili will be available. Organizers will be accepting raffle and cash donations that will go directly to the Tammy Vosholler Scholarship Fund. All cash donations are being accepted at First National Bank.
✔ Olde Tyme Christmas will be held in downtown Vandalia. Downtown stores will be open from 5-9 p.m., and the Vandalia Statehouse will be open from 5-8 p.m. The Christmas tree lighting is at 5 p.m., and the event also includes the Soroptimist Cookie Walk, chestnuts roasting on an open fire, Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus at Something Special and a story time at Evans Public Library at 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 17
✔ The Vandalia Moose Lodge will hold its annual pancake and sausage breakfast from 6 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Moose Lodge. The cost for the all-you-can eat meal is $5 per person. Carry-outs will be available.
✔ The youth group at Mother of Dolors Catholic Church in Vandalia will hold a chili soup supper from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the church's parish center. Free-will donations will be accepted, with the proceeds going toward the March for Life trip.
Sunday, November 18
✔ St. Peter's Lutheran Church and School will hold their annual turkey supper at 5 p.m. in the school gym. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children, with children under age 3 eating free of charge. Carry-outs will be available.
Monday, November 19
✔ The Vandalia Women of the Moose will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Moose Lodge.
✔ The VFW Old Capitol Post Auxiliary will meet at 7 p.m. at the VFW Home.
✔ The Vandalia Board of Education will meet at 7 p.m. at the district's administration center.
✔ The Vandalia City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. at city hall.
Tuesday, November 20
✔ The Network Masters chapter of Business Networking International, which includes Vandalia, meets every Tuesday morning in the conference room at 3 Point Ink, 1550 U.S. Route 40 in Greenville. Open marketing begins at 7:45 a.m., and the meeting runs from 8-9:30 a.m. For more information, contact chapter President Greg Tomlinson at 292-2267.
✔ The Vandalia Rotary Club will meet at noon at Ponderosa Steakhouse.
✔ 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.
✔ Rainbow Reflections, a local grief support group, will meet from 6-7 p.m. in Wesley Hall at First United Methodist Church. Those planning to attend are asked to call Mary Miller at 292-5366.
✔ A 4-H shooting club that is being formed meets 6 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday of each month at Buckstop Archery south of Brownstown. The club is open to all children ages 8-18, but all participants must join 4-H; the fee to join 4-H is $20. For more information, call Matt Mather at 283-9444.
✔ The Fayette County Board of Health will meet at 6:15 p.m. at the Fayette County Health Department.
Wednesday, November 21
✔ The Vandalia Eagles Aerie and Auxiliary will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the Eagles Club.
Thursday, November 22