Calendar

Thursday, May 14

? 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's Homeschool Group meets from 1-2 p.m. at the library. Those interested in joining the group may contact Shawna Sprague at the library, 283-2824.
? 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. Enter through the west side of the OAVC.
? 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, May 15

? An American Red Cross blood drive will be held from 8 a.m.-noon at Fulton & Dunn Dental, 2102 W. Randolph St., Vandalia.
? Fulton and Dunn Dental will offer free dental care to as many adults as possible from 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. through its second annual Dentistry from the Heart. Registration begins at 7 a.m. Participants will have a choice of one free dental cleaning, filling or extraction, and they will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis.
? Patoka High School will hold commencement exercises at 7 p.m.

Saturday, May 16

? The Shoal Creek Chapter of ABATE and the Vandalia Tourism Commission will hold a Family Fun Fest in downtown Vandalia. It includes a bike show from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., food, live DJ, attendance drawing, and kids' games and activities. Bike show registration is from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., and the entry fee is $15 or $10 plus a small stuffed animal; there are seven classes in the show.
? Mulberry Grove High School will hold commencement exercises at 2 p.m.
? Vandalia Community High School will hold commencement exercises at 7 p.m.
? St. Elmo High School will hold commencement exercises at 7 p.m.

Sunday, May 17

? Ramsey High School will hold commencement exercises at 3 p.m.
? Brownstown High School will hold commencement exercises at 3 p.m.
Monday, May 18

? 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 Fire Department/EMS-First Responders.
? The Women of the Moose meet at 5:30 p.m. at the Vandalia Moose Lodge.
? The VFW Auxiliary meets 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.
? The Fayette County Hospital Board of Directors meets at 7:30 p.m. in the conference room at the hospital.

Tuesday, May 19

? 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, sponsored by the Vandalia Rotary Club. Food and refreshments will be provided for all presenting donors. To schedule an appointment, go online to www.redcrossblood.org and use the sponsor code VandaliaMoose. Donors are to present a photo ID.
? The Vandalia Board of Education meets at 5 p.m. at the district's administration center.
? Rainbow Reflections, a grief support group, meets 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 at 292-5366.

Wednesday, May 20

? The Vandalia Eagles Aerie and Auxiliary meet at 7:30 p.m. at the Vandalia Eagles Club.

Thursday, May 21

? 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

? 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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or by e-mail, [email protected]
 

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