Thursday, November 28
✔ The seventh annual community Thanksgiving meal will be served from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the American Legion Home in Vandalia. Fayette County Habitat for Humanity invites the public to this free meal. Deliveries will be made to shut-ins; call Kathy Sanders at 292-2353.
Friday, November 29
✔ The American Farm Heritage Museum in Greenville will have its Christmas display lighted and holiday refreshments available from 5-9 p.m. every night through New Year's Eve. Admission is free, but donations are accepted.
Saturday, November 30
✔ Local Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts will be distributing bags in Vandalia for the Scouting for Food program. Residents are asked to fill the bags with non-perishable foods; the bags will be picked up between 9 a.m. and noon on Saturday, Dec. 7.
✔ Santa Claus will be at the American Farm Heritage Museum in Greenville every Friday and Saturday night through Christmas, and Friday through Sunday, weather permitting, the museum's Polar Express will run. Train rides are $2 per person for ages 3 and over.
Sunday, December 1
✔ Christmas in St. Elmo is being held in downtown St. Elmo. A parade is at 6 p.m., and after the parade Citizen of the Year Mary Magnus will light the community Christmas tree and Santa will be available for photos.
Monday, December 2
✔ The Vandalia Women of the Moose meets at 6:30 p.m. at the Vandalia Moose Lodge.
✔ The Vandalia City Council meets at 7:30 p.m. at city hall.
Tuesday, December 3
✔ A Heartland Human Services caregiver adviser will be at Evans Public Library in Vandalia from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Appointments are required; call 1-217-347-7179 to schedule an appointment
✔ 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.
✔ 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, December 4
✔ The Vandalia Chamber of Commerce meets at noon in the Lincoln Room at Ponderosa Steakhouse. A business meeting is followed by a program.
Thursday, December 5
✔ 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.