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Thursday, October 9

4 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 Sylvia Davis at 217-823-2607.

Friday, October 10

4 There is no school in Fayette County. The Regional Office of Education for Bond, Fayette and Effingham counties is holding a professional development workshop for more than 800 educators in the region at Effingham High School. The day begins at 7:30 a.m. with health screenings by the Effingham County Health Department and various vendors. The first session begins at 8:30 a.m., and the day's events will conclude at 1:15 p.m.

Sunday, October 12

4 American Legion Post 411 and American Legion Auxiliary in Farina will hold a fried chicken and pork loin dinner at the American Legion Community Center, with serving beginning at 11 a.m. The menu will include fried chicken, pork loin, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, corn, applesauce, salad, home-baked bread, desserts coffee and tea. The cost is $7.50 for adults and $3.50 for children under 12 years of age. Carry-outs will be available.

Monday, October 13

4 A playgroup for children up through 3 years of age will be held from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at First Christian Church in St. Elmo. The playgroup is sponsored by Prevention Initiative/Pre-K of Fayette County. Snacks will be provided.

4 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.

4 A public informational meeting on the Enhanced 911 referendum on the general election ballot will be held at 6 p.m. in the large courtroom on the second floor of the Fayette County Courthouse.

Tuesday, October 14

4 A playgroup for children up through 3 years of age will be held from 10-11 a.m. at Brownstown Elementary School. The playgroup is sponsored by Prevention Initiative/Pre-K of Fayette County. Snacks will be provided.

4 The Vandalia Rotary Club will meet at noon at Ponderosa Steakhouse.

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

4 The Fayette County Board will meet at 7 p.m. in the large courtroom at the Fayette County Courthouse in Vandalia.

4 The Evans Public Library Board of Trustees will meet at 7 p.m. at the library.

Wednesday, October 15

4 A playgroup for children up through 3 years of age will be held from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Ramsey. The playgroup is sponsored by Prevention Initiative/Pre-K of Fayette County. Snacks will be provided.

4 The multiple sclerosis support group will meet from 10:30 a.m.-noon in the conference room at Fayette County Hospital. The public is invited to attend. For more information, all 283-2495.

4 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.

4 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, October 16

4 A playgroup for children up through 3 years of age will be held from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at Family YMCA of Fayette County in Vandalia. The playgroup is sponsored by Prevention Initiative/Pre-K of Fayette County. Snacks will be provided.

4 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 Sylvia Davis at 217-823-2607.