Area Community Calendar

Thursday, April 17

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.

Saturday, April 19

eoe’ Second Chance Animal Rescue will hold a grand opening from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at its new rescue shelter and boarding kennel. Refreshments and pet treats will be served. The kennel is located south of Bluff City, about 1 1/2 miles south of U.S. Route 40.

eoe’ The Vandalia Elementary Schools Honor Chorus will present its spring performance at 7:30 p.m. in the Vandalia Elementary School gym. The chorus will be singing songs from High School Musical. The concert is free, but donations will be accepted in honor of Carol Osborne, the Honor Chorus founder. The proceeds will go to Fayette County Relay for Life, which will be held on Saturday, June 7, on the high school track.

Monday, April 21

eoe’ The Vandalia Economic Development Commission will meet at noon at Los Amigos Restaurant on Veterans Avenue.

eoe’ First United Methodist Preschool will hold a fundraiser at Los Amigo Restaurant from 5-9 p.m. A portion of the sales and 100 percent of the tips will be donated to the preschool, with carry-outs included. For more information, call the preschool, 283-9845.

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

Tuesday, April 22

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

eoe’ The Vandalia Board of Education will meet at 7 p.m. in the district’s administration center.

eoe’ The Vandalia Main Street Program will hold the spring quarter merchants’ meeting at 7 p.m. in the Main Street office, located on the second floor of the new city hall.

Wednesday, April 23

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’ 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, April 24

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.

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