Community Calendar

Thursday, November 1

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’ Soroptimist International of Vandalia will meet at noon at Ponderosa Steakhouse.

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

Friday, November 2

eoe’ Angel Food Ministry orders for November will be taken from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. on Saturday at Agape Word Fellowship, 1803 Janett Ave., Vandalia. Orders will also be taken from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday and from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. on Monday.

Saturday, November 3

eoe’ Friends & Families of Fayette County Hospital will hold a Full Service Day from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Sunset 66, located at the intersection of Veterans Avenue and Sunset Drive. During that four-hour period, organization volunteers will pump gas and wash windows, and prizes will be given away.

eoe’ A dedication ceremony to mark the installation of signs recognizing a section of Ill. Route 185 as Officer Terry J. Emerick Memorial Highway will be held at 10 a.m. at Indian Springs Golf Course, which is located on Route 185 northwest of the Fillmore Blacktop intersection. A reception will be held after the ceremony at Hillsboro Free Methodist Church, 1400 Seymour Ave. in Hillsboro.

eoe’ The Golden Years Club in Brownstown will hold a soup dinner and bazaar from 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at the club building, which is located at First and Division streets. The menu will include vegetable soup, chicken noodle soup, chili, desserts and drinks. The cost is $5 for an adult meal (age 16 and above) and $2 for children ages 10-16, with children under 10 served free of charge. Carry-outs will be available. Vendors tables are available for $5 each; to rent a table, call 427-3817 or 427-3769.

eoe’ The 26th annual Perry Biggs Memorial Fiddle Contest and Bluegrass Show will be held at 5 p.m. at the Patoka Civic Center. Performers will include award-winning singer Brenda Cook and state harmonica champion Matt McElroy. Dinners, sandwiches and refreshments will be available. Admission is $7 for adults and $3.50 for children.

eoe’ Open Gym Night for children in grades 5-8 will be held from 5-8 p.m. at the St. James Lutheran Church gym in Vandalia. It will include games, prizes, crafts, food and drink.

Sunday, November 4

eoe’ The annual site tour of the Carlyle Lake State Fish & Wildlife Area will be held. Those wishing to take the tour are to meet at parking lot No. 1, which is located south of the site, at 12:30 p.m. For more information, call 425-3533.

Monday, November 5

eoe’ The Vandalia City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. in council chambers at Vandalia City Hall.

Tuesday, November 6

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

eoe’ The Caregiver Resource meeting for Fayette County will be held from 3-4 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 127 N. Fourth St., Vandalia. The group is open to the public. The meeting is open to all individuals serving as caregivers who need informational or emotional support.

eoe’ The Brownstown High School cheerleaders will hold a chili supper and Spirit Night. The chili supper runs from 5-6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria. The cost is $4.50 per person, with children age 3 and under served free of charge. Carry-outs will be available. Spirit Night in the BHS gym begins at 7 p.m.

eoe’ The Fayette County Genealogical & Historical Society will hold a dinner meeting at Ponderosa Steakhouse in Vandalia. Dinner is at 6 p.m., with attendees to pay for their meals. David Braswell and Mardy Eisloeffel will present the program, ‘Little House Out Back that Time Forgot.’ Seating will be available for 30 individuals.

Wednesday, November 7

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’ 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, November 8

eoe’ A Project Parenting playgroup for children up through 5 years old will be held from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the Family YMCA of Fayette County, 109 1/2 S. Fifth St., Vandalia.

eoe’ The Lighthouse Pregnancy Center Sharathon will be held from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on radio station WJLY (88.3 FM).

eoe’ The Fayette Teen Issues Coalition will meet at noon in the library at First United Methodist Church in Vandalia. All county residents concerned about the at-risk behaviors of youth in the community are invited to attend.

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.

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

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