Thursday, February 28
? 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 Fayette County Retired Teachers Association will meet at 10:30 a.m. at Ponderosa Steakhouse in Vandalia.
? An American Red Cross blood drive will be held from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Kaskaskia College Vandalia Campus, 2310 W. Fillmore St., Vandalia.
? 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.
Friday, March 1
? The Fayette County Knights of Columbus will hold a fish fry from 5-7:30 p.m. every Friday through March 22 at the Mother of Dolors Church Parish Center. The cost of the all-you-can-eat meal is $8 for adults and $5 for children ages 5-11, with children under 5 eating free of charge. The menu will include fried fish, baked fish, French fries, cole claw and green beans. Carry-outs will be available.
Sunday, March 3
? The Shoal Creek Chapter of ABATE will meet at 1 p.m. at the VFW Home on West St. Louis Avenue in Vandalia.
Monday, March 4
? The Vandalia Women of the Moose meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Vandalia Moose Lodge.
? The Vandalia City Council meets at 7:30 p.m. at city hall.
Tuesday, March 5
? The Network Masters chapter of Business Networking International, which includes Vandalia, meets every Tuesday morning in the conference room at 3 Point Ink, 1550 U.S. Route 40 in Greenville. Open marketing begins at 7:45 a.m., and the meeting runs from 8-9:30 a.m. For more information, contact chapter President Greg Tomlinson at 292-2267.
? The Vandalia Rotary Club will meet at noon at Ponderosa Steakhouse.
? Heartland Human Services will hold a Caregiver Connection seminar, "Managing Caregiver Guilt," from 3-4 p.m. at Brookstone Estates, 1607 W. Fillmore St., Vandalia. A caregiver adviser will be available by appointment from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Evans Public Library; call toll-free 1-8888-560-8805, ext. 1062 to make an appointment.
? TOPS IL 2020 will meet in the Fayette County Hospital conference room. Weigh-in is from 5-5:30 p.m., with the meeting to follow.
? The Fayette County Genealogical and Historical Society meets at 6 p.m. in the Lincoln Room at Evans Public Library in Vandalia. Wilma Kruger and Judy Brazle will contine their presentation on the coming of the Brazles to Fayette County.
? Rainbow Reflections, a local grief support group, will meet from 6-7 p.m. in Wesley Hall at First United Methodist Church. Those planning to attend are asked to call Mary Miller at 292-5366.
? A 4-H shooting club that is being formed meets at 6 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday of each month at Buckstop Archery south of Brownstown. For more information, call Matt Mather at 283-9444.
Wednesday, March 6
? The Vandalia Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon in the Lincoln Room at Ponderosa Steakhouse. A luncheon is followed by a business meeting and program.