Calendar

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 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.
? 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.

Saturday, May 23

? The grand opening of Vandalia's new dog park, located in the Madison Street park at the east end of Madison Street, will be held. It will include a blessing of the park and dogs at 10:30 a.m. by Simon Claybrook. Countryside Pet Clinic will offer vaccines at reduced prices, with cash only as payment;  Bryan Glidden will talk about his service dog; and several businesses will have displays or raffles.

Sunday, May 24

? A Memorial Day dinner to raise funds for the upkeep of Magassi Cemetery will be held from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Patoka Service Center. The menu includes ham and turkey with all of the trimmings, drinks, and homemade pies and cakes. The cost is $8 for adults and $3 for children age 12 and under. Quilt and gun raffles also will be held.

Monday, May 25

? Brownstown VFW Post 9770 will hold its annual Memorial Day service at 11 a.m. at the Veterans' Memorial Wall in the village park.
? Crawford-Hale American Legion Post 95 is holding an open house at the Legion Home to honor World War II veterans.
? The annual Walk Across America, a walk to to show support for this country's troops, will be held at 1 p.m. The walk will begin at the Vandalia Statehouse and end at the American Legion Home. The walk is held by Fraternal Order of Eagles Aeries and Auxiliary No. 3901, Helm DUI Services and Brownstown VFW Post 9770. Donations will be accepted for Coats For Kids.
? The St. Elmo American Legion Post will hold its annual Memorial Day service at 1:30 p.m. at the Veterans' Memorial Wall outside the Phillips Building on U.S. Route 40,

Tuesday, May 26

? The Vandalia Rotary Club meets at noon at Ponderosa Steakhouse.
? 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 27

? Evans Public Library in Vandalia will hold a story time at 4 p.m. Children of all ages are invited to attend.
? The Vandalia Eagles Aerie and Auxiliary meet at 7:30 p.m. at the Vandalia Eagles Club.

Thursday, May 28

? 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 will meet from 1-2 p.m. Those interested in joining the group can contact Shawna Sprague at the library, 293-2824.
? 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.
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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