Area Community Calendar

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.

Friday, April 25

eoe’ SAFE (Sexual Assault & Family Emergencies) will hold its annual ‘Take Back the Night’ event at 6:30 p.m. at the Bond County Courthouse.

Saturday, April 26

eoe’ First Pentecostal Church of Vandalia will hold a Save Our Children Peanut Day drive at the church, 1009 W. Gallatin St. The proceeds go toward children’s ministries.

eoe’ A sports first aid class will be held in the conference room at Fayette County Hospital in Vandalia from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. The cost is $50.

eoe’ The annual Pilcher Cemetery cleanup day is being held, starting at 9 a.m. For more information, call 427-5136.

eoe’ The Shoal Creek Chapter of ABATE will hold its fallen riders hog roast at Vandalia Lake Club, with serving to begin at 5 p.m. Music by the band ‘Leveld’ will begin at 9 p.m. The fundraiser for fallen riders will include an auction, door prizes and more. For more information, call Jeff Moulton, 292-4014.

eoe’ The Brownstown High School prom will be held from 8-11 p.m. in the BHS gym, with coronation set for 8 p.m.

Monday, April 28

eoe’ St. Elmo Elementary School will hold a scholastic book fair from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday in the school library.

eoe’ The Fayette County Home and Community Education Board will meet at 10 a.m. at the Fayette County Extension Office in Vandalia.

eoe’ 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 6:30 p.m.

eoe’ The Vandalia Main Street Program Executive Board will meet at 7 p.m. at Vandalia City Hall.

eoe’ The Fayette County Republican Women’s Club will meet at 7 p.m. in the basement of First National Bank in Vandalia.

eoe’ Road Riders for Jesus will meet at 7 p.m. at Ponderosa Steakhouse in Vandalia.

Tuesday, April 29

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

eoe’ Evans Public Library in Vandalia will hold a lapsit story time for preschool children at 6 p.m. at the library. It will include stories, songs and finger plays.

eoe’ A Young Authors’ Event Night will be held at 7 p.m. at St. Elmo Elementary School as part of the school’s book fair. The book fair will open an hour before the event.

Wednesday, April 30

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, May 1

eoe’ The Fayette County Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors will meet at 7 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church on West Fillmore Street in Vandalia.

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