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Thursday, December 6

eoe" Soroptimist International will meet at noon at Ponderosa Steakhouse in Vandalia.

eoe" TOPS IL 1872, Ramsey, will meet at the Christian Church in Ramsey. Weigh-in is at 6 p.m., and the meeting is at 7 p.m. For more information, contact Tami Washburn at 283-4664.

eoe" Al-Anon will meet at 8 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church on Fillmore Street in Vandalia.

Friday, December 7

eoe" The annual holiday show art sale at Artworks Gallery, located at 301 W. Main St. in Vandalia, runs through Dec. 9. Featured items will include fine art, holiday decorating, greeting cards and gift items. The gallery is open from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday through Friday, and from 1-4 p.m. on Sundays.

eoe" "Nightmare Before Christmas," a dance for seventh- and eighth-graders, will be held by Girl Scout Troop No. 385, from 7-10 p.m. at the Vandalia Moose Lodge. The event will feature games and a costume party. Refreshments will be sold. Admission is $3.

Saturday, December 8

eoe" Cub Scout Pack 315 of Vandalia will be "Scouting for Food." Residents wishing to participate are asked to put non-perishable food items out in front of their homes at 8:30 a.m. Items will be picked up between 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Donations may also be dropped off at Wal-Mart.

eoe" The Vandalia Statehouse's annual Christmas Open House will be held from 4:30-6:30 p.m. The open house is free and open to the public. Baroque Folk will perform holiday music on period instruments, and the Friends of the Old State Capitol will serve cookies and mulled cider. The first 100 families to register will receive a free handmade Christmas ornament.

Sunday, December 9

eoe" The Vandalia Junior High School and Vandalia Community High School Christmas choral concert will be held at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Vandalia. The concert is free and open to the public.

Monday, December 10

eoe" The Vandalia Lions Club will meet at Days Inn. The executive board will meet at 5:45 p.m., and the regular club meeting is at 6:30 p.m.

eoe" The St. Elmo Elementary School Christmas program will be presented at 7 p.m. in the high school gym. The performance by students in grades kindergarten through six is free and open to the public.

Tuesday, December 11

eoe" The Vandalia Rotary Club will meet at noon at Ponderosa Steakhouse.

eoe" The Vandalia Day Unit of Home and Community Education will meet at 1 p.m. at the Fayette County Extension Office in Vandalia.

eoe" The Vandalia Optimist Club will meet at 6 p.m. at Ponderosa Steakhouse.

eoe" The Fayette County Board will meet at 7 p.m. in the large courtroom on the second floor of the Fayette County Courthouse.

eoe" The monthly meeting of the Evans Public Library Board of Trustees will be held at 7 p.m. at the library. The meeting is open to the public.

eoe" AmVets will meet at 8 p.m. at the American Legion Home in Vandalia.

Wednesday, December 12

eoe" A Project Parenting playgroup for children up through 5 years old will be held from 10-11 a.m. at First United Methodist Church, St. Elmo.

eoe" A dance for seniors will be held at 7 p.m. at the Patoka Service Center, 210 W. Bond St., Patoka. Admission is $5.

eoe" Bible Blitz will be held from 7-8 p.m. at Parkview Free Methodist Church, which is located at 1507 W. Jefferson St. in Vandalia, for all children age 3 through sixth-grade age. Bible Blitz includes Bible study, music, crafts and games. The church also offers a youth group for junior high- and high school-aged students, as well as an adult Bible Study. All gatherings are open to the public.

eoe" TOPS IL 2020 will meet at 5:45 p.m. in the Fayette County Hospital conference room. Weigh-in is from 5-5:45 p.m.

Thursday, December 13

eoe" TOPS IL 1872, Ramsey, will meet at the Christian Church in Ramsey. Weigh-in is at 6 p.m., and the meeting is at 7 p.m. For more information, contact Tami Washburn at 283-4664.

eoe" Al-Anon will meet at 8 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church on Fillmore Street in Vandalia.