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Thursday, July 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.
? The Fayette County Fair continues at the fairgrounds in Brownstown with stock car racing at 7 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for ages 6-11, with ages 5 and under admitted free. Pit passes are $30.
? A NAR-ANON meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at Northside Christian Church, 1845 W. Jackson St., Vandalia. The group meets to: learn that drug abuse is an illness; encourage addicts to seek help; replace despair with hope; improve the family attitude; help individuals regain self-confidence.

Friday, July 17

? Summer Lunches for Kids will provide free lunches from 11-11:30 a.m. in Lincoln Park on Gallatin Street and Rogier Park on West Fillmore Street, at the township building in Shobonier and at the township garage parking lot in Vera.
? Crawford-Hale American Legion Post 95 is holding bingo at the Post Home.
? The Fayette County Fair continues at the fairgrounds in Brownstown with monster trucks and a power wheels demo derby for kids at 7 p.m. Admission is $20 for adults and $5 for ages 4-12, with ages 3 and under admitted free. Pit passes are $30.
? The Beecher City Summer Corn Festival gets under way with a fish fry, men's beauty pageant and an outdoor movie.

Saturday, July 18

? The Fayette County Fair winds down at the fairgrounds in Brownstown with C-Bar Rodeo at 7 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 6-11, with ages 5 and under admitted free. Pit passes are $15. A DJ will provide music in the pavilion after the rodeo.
? The Beecher City Summer Corn Festival continues with a parade at 10 a.m., free inflatables, food, vendors, games, lawn mower races and music. Parade lineup is at 9 a.m. Parade and vendor entry forms are available online at www.beechercityilevents.weebly.com.

Monday, July 20

? Summer Lunches for Kids will provide free lunches from 11-11:30 a.m. in Lincoln Park on Gallatin Street and Rogier Park on West Fillmore Street, at the township building in Shobonier and at the township garage parking lot in Vera.
 ? The Vandalia 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.

Tuesday, July 21

? The Vandalia Rotary Club meets at noon at Ponderosa Steakhouse.
? An American Red Cross blood drive, sponsored by the Vandalia Rotary Club, will be held from noon-6 p.m. at the Vandalia Moose Lodge. Presenting donors will receive a commemorative St. Louis Cardinals T-shirt, while supplies last. o make 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. in the district's administration center.

Wednesday, July 22

? Summer Lunches for Kids will provide free lunches from 11-11:30 a.m. in Lincoln Park on Gallatin Street and Rogier Park on West Fillmore Street, at the township building in Shobonier, at the township garage parking lot in Vera and in Lions Park in Ramsey, and from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Brownstown.
? The Vandalia Eagles Aerie and Auxiliary meet at 7:30 p.m. at the Eagles Club..

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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