Thursday, October 31
✔ 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 1
✔ Kaskaskia College will hold a Vandalia Advisory Meeting at 11:30 a.m. at the KC Vandalia Campus. The meeting, which is open to the public, will include addresses by KC President Dr. James Underwood and KC Vandalia Campus Director Mary Schulze, as well as program updates by Dr. Greg Labyak.
Saturday, November 2
✔ The FAYCO Recycling Center will hold a book fair from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Vandalia Moose Lodge. All books are 50 cents, with all proceeds to help fund activities at FAYCO.
✔ The Shoal Creek Chapter of ABATE will hold its annual Ride and Roll Party at the Taylor Springs VFW Home.
✔ The Patoka Civic Center will host the 33rd annual Perry Biggs Memorial Fiddle Contest and Bluegrass Show. The show opens at 5 p.m. with country singer Brenda Cook, followed by the Worthington Family Bluegrass Band. The fiddlers contest begins at 6:15 p.m. Performers will also include Lane Mayfield of Vandalia and George Portz and his Friends of Bluegrass. Full dinners, sandwiches and desserts will be available.
Sunday, November 3
✔ The Shoal Creek Chapter of ABATE will hold its November meeting at 1 p.m. at the VFW Home in Taylor Springs.
Monday, November 4
✔ The Vandalia City Council meets at 7:30 p.m. at city hall.
Tuesday, November 5
✔ Evans Public Library in Vandalia will hold a story time for all ages at 10 a.m. The theme is "I'm thankul for ..."
✔ The Rainbow Reflections 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 the meeting or having questions are asked to call Mary Miller at 292-5366.
✔ The Vandalia Rotary Club meets at noon at Ponderosa Steakhouse.
✔ The Grandparents/Relatives Raising Children support group will meet from 1-2 p.m. at Evans Public Library in Vandalia. For more information, contact Trisha Katt at 1-888-560-8805, ext. 1062.
✔ Heartland Human Services will offer a Caregiver Connection seminar, "Caregiver Burnout," from 3-4 p.m. in the conference room at Brookstone Estates, 1607 W. Fillmore St., Vandalia. Refreshments will be available.
✔ 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, November 6
✔ The Vandalia Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon in the Lincoln Room at Ponderosa Steakhouse.
Thursday, November 7
✔ A free seminar on synthetic drug awareness featuring Bruce Talbot will be held at First Baptist Church in Vandalia. Registration is at 8 a.m., and the seminar runs from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; to preregister, contact the Kaskaskia College Vandalia Campus.