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Thursday, May 15

? 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.
? Evans Public Library in Vandalia will hold a special story time for Children's Book Week at 4 p.m.
? CenterPointe Church, located at 1616 Veterans Ave. in Vandalia, is holding free Weekly Fit Club sessions at 6 p.m. every Thursday.
? 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..
? The Crawford-Hale American Legion Unit 95 Auxiliary will meet at 7 p.m. at the Legion Home.
Friday, May 16

? Local author Jenny Harrison will read her new book, "Nice and Cozy," at 4 p.m. at Evans Public Library.
? Vandalia Alumni and Friends will hold a buffet fish fry from 4-7 p.m. in the Vandalia Junior High School cafeteria. The cost is $9 for adults, and $6 for ages 11 and under. Tickets are available at all Vandalia Schools offices, and will be sold at the door. Checks used as payment should be written out to: OCF/VAF Foundation.
? The Vandalia Tourism Commission will host its second annual Armed Forces Tribute on the Vandalia Statehouse Lawn. A meal catered by Country Rhodes of Effingham will be available for $9, beginning at 5 p.m. The event includes several veterans speaking on their military experiences and music by the Illinois Army National Guard's 144th Army Band from Springfield, with the program starting at 6 p.m.
Saturday, May 17

? The Shoal Creek Chapter of ABATE and Vandalia Tourism Commission will hold their annual Family Fun Fest on Gallatin Street in Vandalia. A bike show will feature seven classes, with registration from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and judging at 2 p.m. The event also includes vendors, kids' activities, inflatibles, Law Dogs paintball booth and military vehicle display.
Sunday, May 18

? An open horse show will be held at the Okaw Saddle Club, located northwest of Vandalia at Lakewood Drive and Thrill Hill road. Pleasure classes begin at 9 a.m., and speed classes begin at 1 p.m.
Monday, May 19

? The annual fundraising lunch for the Golden Circle Nutrition Center at the Senior Citizens Center, 616 W. Jackson St. in Vandalia, will be held from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. The cost is $8, and the menu includes fried chicken, ham, beef and noodles, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, gourmet carrots, cobbler, ice cream, iced tea and lemonade. To make reservations, due by this Thursday, call 283-1040. Carry-outs will be available.
? The Women of the Moose will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Vandalia Moose Lodge.
? The VFW Auxiliary will meet at 7 p.m. at the VFW Home on West St. Louis Avenue in Vandalia.
? The Vandalia City Council meets at 7:30 p.m. at city hall.
Tuesday, May 20

? The Vandalia Rotary Club meets at noon at Ponderosa Steakhouse.
? An American Red Cross blood drive will be held from noon-6 p.m. at the Vandalia Moose Lodge.
? 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 Board of Health will meet at 5:30 p.m. in the board room at the Fayette County Health Department, 416 W. Edwards St., Vandalia.
? A Weight Watchers meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Vandalia; weigh-in is at 5 p.m. Visitors are welcome to attend the meeting free of charge.
? Rainbow Reflections, a grief support group, will meet from 6-7 p.m. in Wesley Hall at First United Methodist Church, 127 N. Fourth St., Vandalia. Those planning to attend are asked to contact Mary Miller, 292-5366.
? The Vandalia Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. in the district's administration center.
Wednesday, May 21

? Evans Public Library's homeschool group will meet from 1-2 p.m. Those interested in joining the group should contact Shawna Sprague at the library, 283-2824.
Thursday, May 22

? 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.
? An American Red Cross blood drive sponsored by Anderson-Scroggins American Legion Post 460 will be held from 2-7 p.m. at the Christian Church Fellowship Hall.
? Evans Public Library in Vandalia will host PACK (Pups Assisting Children with Kindness) from 5:30-6:45 p.m. Children of all ages are welcome to read to DarnFar Ranch's specially trained therapy dogs. Registration is required; to register, call the library, 283-2824, or stop by the library.
? CenterPointe Church, located at 1616 Veterans Ave. in Vandalia, is holding free Weekly Fit Club sessions at 6 p.m. every Thursday.
? 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.

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