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Thursday, October 9

? 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 Vandalia Park District Board meets at 4 p.m. in the conference room at the Okaw Area Vocational Center, located west of Vandalia Community High School.
? The Vandalia Chamber of Commerce will hold a New Business Social Hour from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Vandalia Country and Golf Club. All new area businesses and key employees from area businesses will be honored.
? Evans Public Library will host PACK from 5:30-6:45 p.m. Children of all ages are invited to read to DarnFar Ranch's specially trained therapy dogs. Registration is required; to register, call the library at 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.
Friday, October 10

? The Tri-County Beekeepers will meet at 7 p.m. at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 1540 E. State Rt. 140, Greenville. Topics will include registration for drift watch, and mite and beetle prevention. The meetings are open to the public.
Saturday, October 11

? The Vandalia Elementary School PTO will be selling pumpkins and popcorn from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the north parking lot of the school. The funds will be used for a new school playground. Donations to the VES PTO Project Playground account may be made at First National Bank in Vandalia.
? Vandalia's Little Community Garden will hold its annual Harvest Festival from 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. The garden is located at the intersection of Second and Edwards streets. For more, see this week's Fayette Faces.
? The 2014 Armed Forces Tribute is being held from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at Sonneman Park on West Fillmore Street in Vandalia. It will include military displays, vendors, weapon and equipment demonstrations, a Vietnam War re-enactment at 1 p.m. and World War II re-enactment at 3 p.m.
Sunday, October 12

? The 2014 Armed Forces Tribute is being held from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at Sonneman Park on West Fillmore Street in Vandalia. It will include military displays, vendors, weapon and equipment demonstrations, a Vietnam War re-enactment at 1 p.m. and World War II re-enactment at 3 p.m.
Monday, October 13

? Lions Club District 1-L and local Lions Clubs will sponsor free diabetic retinopathy screenings from 8:30-11 a.m. at the Walmart Supercenter in Vandalia. Since early detection of such disorders is critical, people with diabetes or those 55 and older are urged to take advantange of the screening. Individuals are also asked to take their old, unused glasses to the screening.
? The Vandalia Lions Club meets at Days Inn. The executive board meets at 5:15 p.m., and the meal and regular meeting are at 6 p.m.
Tuesday, October 14

? The Vandalia Rotary Club meets at noon at Ponderosa Steakhouse.
? Evans Public Library is celebrating Teen Read Week. Every teen who checks out a book this week will receive a prize.
? 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.
? 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 Evans Public Library District Board of Trustees meets at 7 p.m. at the library.
? The Fayette County Board meets at 7 p.m. in the large courtroom at the Fayette County Courthouse in Vandalia.

Thursday, Oct. 16

? 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.
? 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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