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Thursday, October 17

✔ 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 monthly meeting of Crawford-Hale American Legion Unit 95 Auxiliary will be held at 7 p.m. at the Legion Home in Vandalia.
✔ 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, October 18
✔ The Ram Truck Brand Gridiron Challenge to benefit the Vandalia Community High School football program will be held from 3-7 p.m. at the high school. Representatives from Hosick Motors will be present with test drive vehicles, and each person taking a test drive will earn a $20 donation for the football program.
✔ First Christian Church in Brownstown will hold a Ladies Day from 5-7:30 p.m. on Friday and from 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday. The theme is Café Chocolat for the chocolate-themed retreat for females age 14 and up. The cost is $7 for one day or $10 for both days, with the cost covering meals. A number of vendors will be on hand Friday, and babysitting will be provided. Send preregistration information to: First Christian Church, Attn: Ladies Fellowship, P.O. Box 296, Brownstown, Ill. 62418.
✔ The Vandalia Band Parents will hold their annual chili supper from 5-7 p.m. at the Vandalia Junior High School cafeteria. The cost is $6 per person, and the menu includes a choice of chili or vegetable soup, sandwich, drink and dessert; or two hot dogs potato chips, drink and dessert. Items may be purchased a la carte, and carry-outs will be available.
✔ The Vandalia Swimming Pool staff's Haunted House in the former Washington School on South Eighth Street in Vandalia will be open from 7-11 p.m. Admission is $4 person, with children age 4 and under admitted free of charge.
Saturday, October 19

✔ The Vandalia Swimming Pool staff's Haunted House in the former Washington School on South Eighth Street in Vandalia will be open from 7-11 p.m.
Sunday, October 20

✔ The 49th annual Illinois State Old-Time Fiddle Contest will be held at the Thelma Keller Convention Center in Effingham, beginning at 1 p.m. Admission is $5, with children age 8 and under admitted free of charge.
Monday, October 21

✔ An American Red Cross blood drive will be held from 12:30-5:30 p.m. at South Central High School in Farina.
✔ The Vandalia Women of the Moose will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Vandalia Moose Lodge.
✔ The VFW Auxiliary at VFW Old Capitol Post 3862 in Vandalia will meet at the VFW Home on West St. Louis Avenue at 7 p.m.
✔ The Vandalia Lions Club will meet at Days Inn. The executive board meets at 5:15 p.m., and the regular club meeting is at 6 p.m.
Tuesday, October 22
✔ The Network Masters chapter of Business Networking International, which includes Vandalia, meets every Tuesday morning at the Free Methodist Church, 1367 E. State Road 140, Greenville. The meeting is from 8:15-9:45 a.m. For more information, contact chapter President Greg Tomlinson at 292-2267.
✔ A Rules of the Road course sponsored by Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White will be held from 1-3 p.m. at the Senior Citizens Center, 616 W. Jackson St., Vandalia. The course is free and open to all ages.
✔ Rainbow Reflections grief support group will meet from 6-7 p.m. in Wesley Hall at First United Methodist Church in Vandalia. Those attending are asked to call 292-5366.
✔ 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.
Wednesday, October 23
✔ The Vandalia Eagles Aerie and Auxiliary will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the Eagles Club.
Thursday, October 24

✔ 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 will meet at 10:30 a.m. at Ponderosa Steakhouse in Vandalia. All retired teachers in the area are invited to attend. For more information, contact Diane Curll at 283-0492.
✔ 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 Vandalia Lions Club's annual Halloween Parade will be held at 7 p.m. on Gallatin Street, from Seventh Street to Third Street.
✔ St. James Lutheran Church, located at 727 W. Gallatin St. in Vandalia, will hold its annual chili supper from 4-7 p.m.
✔ The Vandalia Swimming Pool staff's Haunted House in the former Washington School on South Eighth Street in Vandalia will open after the Lions Club's Halloween Parade, closing at 10:30 p.m.