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Thursday, March 26

? The 26th annual Antique Tractor Show at Village Square Mall in Effingham will be held through Sunday. It is sponsored by the Triple A Allis-Chalmers Club Inc. For more information, call 238-4775 or 483-6241.
? 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. All retired teachers are invited to attend.
? Evans Public Library's homeschool group will meet from 1-2 p.m. Anyone interested in joining the group should contact Shawna Sprague at the library, 283-2824.
? 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, March 27

? The annual Brownstown High School play, "15 Reasons Not to Be in a Play," will be performed at 1 p.m. in the school gym. Admission is $1 for students and $3 for adults.
? Crawford-Hale American Legion Unit 95 Auxiliary will host bingo at the American Legion Home, 321 S. Seventh St., Vandalia. Doors open at 5 pm.
? Evans Public Library in Vandalia will hold a Fantastic Friday at 4 p.m. Children up to age 10 are invited to listed to stories about birds and make their own bird feeders. Regisration is required; to register, call the library, 283-2824.
? A fundraiser dinner to benefit the Ramsey Sports Boosters will be held from 4-7 p.m. at Ramsey Grade School. The all-you-can-eat buffet prepared by Country Rhodes will include hand-breaded fish, chicken strips, mini-shrimp, potato salad, cole slaw, apple sauce, baked beans and steak fries. The cost is $10 for adults and $6 for carry-outs and children age 12 and under.
? The annual Vandalia Community High School play, "The Election," will be performed at 7 p.m. in the school gym. Admission is $3 for students and $4 for adults.

Saturday, March 28

? The sixth annual Jameson Lockart Memorial Pool Tournament will be held at the Eagles Club in Vandalia, Registration is from 10-11:30 a.m., and play begins at noon, with payouts for first, second and third places. The entry fee is $40 for the double-elimination tournament. The event includes raffles and silent auctions. Chicken and dumplings, pulled port and nachos will be available for $7 a plate, with carry-outs available. The proceeds will be used for scholarships and assistance to individuals.
? The annual Brownstown High School play, "15 Reasons Not to Be in a Play," will be performed at 3 p.m. in the school gym. Admission is $1 for students and $3 for adults.
? The annual Vandalia Community High School play, "The Election," will be performed at 7 p.m. in the school gym. Admission is $3 for students and $4 for adults.

Monday, March 30

? The "We Choose Health" Community Walk will continue to be held at Brownstown Elementary on Mondays when school is in session. Anyone who walks at least 20 minutes between 3:30 and 4:30 p.m. may register to win monthly prizes of Subway Sandwiches.  In May, a drawing will be held for two adult bicycles. The Brownstown Elementary Gym will be used during inclement weather.  Donations to walk are not required, but any donations in March and April are designated for the Brownstown Golden Years Club.

Tuesday, March 31

? The Vandalia Rotary Club meets at noon at Ponderosa Steakhouse.

Wednesday, April 1

? Evans Public Library will hold a silly 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.

Thursday, April 2

? 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.
? Bethel Baptist Church, located on Ill. Route 185 northwest of Vandalia, will hold Maundy Thursday services at 6 p.m. Worship will be centered on "The Seven Last Words of Christ."
? 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.

Items for our Community Calendar may be submitted in person at our office, 229 S. Fifth St.; by phone, 283-3374; or by e-mail, [email protected]

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