Area Community Calendar

Thursday, March 6

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

eoe’ The annual Pilcher Cemetery meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at the Otego Township building. The public is invited.

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.

Sunday, March 9

eoe’ DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME BEGINS Turn your clocks UP one hour before going to bed on Saturday night.

eoe’ St. Paul’s Lutheran Church will hold its men’s barbecue from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the church. The menu will include homemade barbecue pork, German potato salad, green beans, cole slaw, apple sauce, desserts and beverages. A free-will offering will be taken, with matching funds to be provided by Trivent Financial.

Monday, March 10

eoe’ The monthly meeting of the Fayette Teen Issues Coalition will be held at noon at First United Methodist Church in Vandalia. The group will be preparing materials for the National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy. Residents of Fayette County concerned about the at-risk behaviors of local youth are invited to attend. For more information, contact FTIC facilitator Jessica Wright, 283-1044.

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.

Tuesday, March 11

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

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, March 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 Lenten Luncheon sponsored by the Vandalia Ministerial Alliance will be held at Mother of Dolors Catholic Church in Vandalia. Lunch is at noon, followed by an inspirational talk. Cheri Lux, the youth director at First Baptist Church, will speak on ‘Christ, the Teacher.’ To make reservations, contact Mother of Dolors Catholic Church.

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.

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