Community Calendar-Feb. 24, 2011

Thursday, February 24

? 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. For more information, contact Donna Morell at 423-2916.
Friday, February 25

? A volunteer appreciation and training program will be held at OUR PLACE Youth Center, 507 W. Gallatin St., Vandalia. All people interested in helping at the center are invited to attend.
Saturday, February 26

? Family Video is hosting a "Just Dance" competition to benefit Fayette County Relay for Life from noon-4 p.m. Registration is through Saturday at Family Video. First price is a $10 gift card and game discount card valued at $14,95, second prize is a $20 gift card and third prize is a $10 gift card. Drawings will be held every hour, and those purchasing suns or moons in honor of loved ones who have had cancer will be eligible for a drawing. For more information, contact Brandy at Family Video, 283-5370.
? The Fayette County Republican Central Committee will hold its annual Lincoln Day Dinner at the American Legion Home. The event will include a social hour at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m. and addresses by a number of Republican state and federal legislators. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. For more information, or to get tickets, contact Grace Thull at 283-4331 or Randy Pollard at 283-2525.
? The Vandalia Main Street Program will hold its annual "Nite at the Races" at Vandalia Country & Golf Club. A social hour begins at 6 p.m., and post time is 7 p.m. Admission is $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Tickets may be purchased at Holiday Inn Express, 21 Mattes Ave., Vandalia.
? 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. For more information, contact Hugh Craig at 381-3139.
Sunday, February 27

? A dance will be held from 3-6 p.m. at the Corn Crib in Shobonier. "Broken Arrow 2" will perform. Admission is $5.
Monday, February 28

? The Vandalia Lions Club will meet at Days Inn. The executive board will meet at 5:15 p.m., and the regular club meeting is at 6 p.m.
? The Vandalia Community High School junior class parents' post-prom committee will meet at 6 p.m. in the VCHS cafeteria. For more information, call Pat or Amy Johnson, 283-0675.
Tuesday, March 1

? Evans Public Library in Vandalia will hold a lapsit story time at 10 a.m. The theme is "Luck of the Irish."
? The Vandalia Rotary Club will meet at noon in the Lincoln Room at Ponderosa Steakhouse.
? Heartland Human Services will hold a Caregiver Connection seminar from 3-4 p.m. in the conference room at Brookstone Estates, 1607 W. Fillmore St., Vandalia. The topic of this month's seminar is "Golden Circle Nutrition Program," and it will be presented by Jen Sporleder of CEFS Economic Opportunity Corp. Refreshments will be provided. A caregiver adviser will be available for individual consultations from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Evans Public Library in Vandalia; call Trish Katt at toll-free 1-888-560-8805, ext. 1062 to schedule an appointment.
? The Fayette County Genealogical & Historical Society will meet at 6 p.m. at Evans Public Library in Vandalia. Linda Hanabarger will present the program, "The Ends and 'Outs' of Dowsing." The public is invited to attend.
Wednesday, March 2
? The Vandalia Chamber of Commerce will meet in the Lincoln Room at Ponderosa Steakhouse. A noon luncheon is followed by a business meeting and 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.
Thursday, March 3

? 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.
? The United Methodist Men at First United Methodist Church in Vandalia will hold their annual pancake and sausage supper from 4-7 p.m. in Wesley Hall at the church, located at 127 N. Fourth St., Vandalia. Donations will be accepted. The proceeds will help fund United Methodist Men projects.
? 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.


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