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Community Calendar-April 28, 2011

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By Rich Bauer, Managing Editor

Thursday, April 28

✔ 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.
✔ An American Red Cross blood drive will be held from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Vandalia Correctional Center for VCC employees.
✔ Brownstown Elementary School will hold a kindergarten open house and pre-registration from 3:30-6:30 p.m.
✔ Vandalia Main Street will hold an open house from 6-8 p.m. in the banquet room at Holiday Inn Express to thank Dana Whiteman for her years of service as the Main Street executive director. Refreshments will be served.
✔ 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. For more information, contact Donna Morell at 423-2916.
Friday, April 29

✔ A homemade chicken and dumpling dinner to benefit the Jameson Lockart Advancement Fund will  be held from 5-8 p.m. at the Vandalia Moose Lodge. The cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children ages 3-10, with children under 3 allowed to eat free of charge. Carry-outs will be available. Live entertainment will be provided by Drew Baldridge and John Spicer, and the dinner will include drawings, a silent auction, raffles and a 50/50 drawing.
Saturday, April 30

✔ The second annual Jameson Lockart Memorial Pool Tournament will be held at the Vandalia Moose Lodge. Registration is at 10 a.m., and the eight-ball doubles tournament begins at 11:30 a.m. The entry fee is $40. Payouts are: first, 50 percent of pool; second, 20 percent; and third, 10 percent; 20 percent will go to the Jameson Lockart Advancement Fund.
✔ Zumba Dancing for the Cure is at 7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Barn, located at Fourth and Main streets in Vandalia. The $5 fee is a donation to Fayette County Relay for Life. For more information, contact Tracy Rickman at The Zone, 383-0300.
✔ A country music dance and potluck is held from 7-10 p.m. every Saturday at 202 W. Madison St. in Ramsey (the former Baptist Church). Admission is $5.
✔ A country music dance is held from 7-10 p.m. every Saturday at the old Seminary Schoolhouse south of Hagarstown. For more information, call 267-8386 or 367-1506.
Monday, May 2

✔ The Vandalia Women of the Moose will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Moose Lodge.
✔ The Vandalia City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. at city hall. Aldermen elected to office in the April election will be sworn into office.
✔ Monday is the final day for Fayette County 4-H'ers to enroll for the Fayette County 4-H show this summer. All members must attend at least four club meetings prior to July 1 to be eligible for the show.
Tuesday, May 3

✔ Evans Public Library will hold a storytime lapsit at 10 a.m. The theme is, "School's Out – Teachers Let the Monkeys Out."
✔ The Vandalia Rotary Club will meet at noon at Ponderosa Steakhouse.
✔ A Caregiver Connection seminar sponsored by Heartland Human Services will be held from 3-4 p.m. in the conference room at Brookstone Estates, 1607 W. Fillmore St., Vandalia. This month's topic is, "Senior Services of Fayette County."
✔ The Fayette County Genealogical and Historical Society will meet at 6 p.m. at Evans Public Library in Vandalia. Gloria Durbin will present part two of "Dating Old Photographs." Visitors are always welcome to society meetings.
Wednesday, May 4

✔ The Vandalia Chamber of Commerce will meet in the Lincoln Room at Ponderosa Steakhouse. A noon luncheon is followed by a business meeting and a program.
✔ TOPS IL 2020 will meet at 5:45 p.m. in the Fayette County Hospital conference room. Weigh-in is from 5-5:40 p.m.
✔ The Fayette County Emergency Management Agency will meet at 7 p.m. in the EMA headquarters, located in the basement of the Fayette County Jail in Vandalia.
Thursday, May 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.

Our Area Community Calendar appears in Thursday's issue of The Leader-Union and in the Monday issue of The Leader-Union eXtra, and online at www.leaderunion.com.