Thursday, Feb. 26
? 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 will be held from 2-6 p.m. at St. Peter Village Hall in St. Peter.
? 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, Feb. 27
? Evans Public Library in Vandalia will hold Fantastic Friday at 4 p.m. Children ages 10 an under are invited to listen to monster stories and make a monster craft. Registration is required; to register, call the library, 283-2824.
? The Okaw Valley Longbeards Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation will hold its annual Hunting Heritage Super Fund Banquet at the Vandalia Moose Lodge. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. The cost is $45 per person or $55 per couple, and it includes a one-year subscription to "Turkey Country," the NWTF's full-color publication.
Saturday, Feb. 28
? The Fillmore Sportsman Club will hold a membership drive and fundraiser at Fillmore Lake, about 1.2 miles east of the four-way stop in Fillmore. The event begins at 10 a.m. and includes raffles, splatter cards, free food and a fun trap, with clay birds furnished at no charge.
? The Fayette County Republican Central Committee will hold its annual Lincoln Day Dinner at the American Legion Home in Vandalia. A social hour is at 5:30 p.m. and a catered dinner starts at 6 p.m. United State Rep. John Shimkus, state Sen. Kyle McCarter, state Rep. John Cavaletto and local elected officials will speak. Tickets are $20 per person and are available from Republican office-holders and precinct committeemen.
Monday, March 2
? The Vandalia Women of the Moose meet at 5:30 p.m. at the Moose Lodge.
? The Vandalia City Council meets at 7:30 p.m. at city hall.
Tuesday, March 3
? Heartland Human Services will hold a Caregiver Connection seminar, "Considerations for Caregivers," from 3-4 p.m. in the conference room at Brookstone Estates, 1607 W. Fillmore St., Vandalia. Refreshments will be provided.
? The Grandparents/Relatives Raising Children support group will meet from 1-2 p.m. at Evans Public Library in Vandalia.
? 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.
Wednesday, March 4
? Evans Public Library will hold a Dr. Seuss story time at 10 a.m. Children of all ages are invited.
? The Vandalia Chamber of Commerce meets at noon in the Lincoln Room at Ponderosa Steakhouse. A luncheon is followed by a business meeting and program.
Friday, March 6
? Evans Public Library's Teen Advisory Board meets at 4 p.m. Teens interested in joining the TAB should contact Shawna Sprague at the library, 283-2824.