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Thursday, August 27

? The Fayette County Retired Teachers will meet at 10:30 a.m. at Ponderosa Steakhouse in Vandalia. For more information, contact Diane Curll, 283-0492.
? 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.
? 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, August 28
? Evans Public Library in Vandalia will hold a Fantastic Friday at 4 p.m. Children up to age 10 are invited to listen to stories and make an alien spaceship. Registration is required; to register, call the library, 283-2824.
? The Brownstown-St. Elmo Sports Boosters will hold an all-you-can-eat fish fry from 4-7 p.m. in the Brownstown Elementary School cafeteria. The menu includes walleye, mini-shrimp, chicken strips, potato salad, steak fries, cole slaw, applesauce, baked beans and drinks. The cost is $10 for adults and $6 for children ages 12 and under. The fundraiser includes a basket raffle, 50/50 drawing and silent auction.
? Crawford-Hale American Legion Post 95 will hold bingo at the Legion Home, 321 S. Seventh St., Vandalia.

Saturday, August 29

? Open registration for the 9-Mile Gut Check held by Brownstown VFW Post 9770 will be held from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Fayette County Real Estate, 725 W. Fillmore St., Vandalia. Preregistration is $35 per person; same-day registration on Sept. 19 is $0. All proceeds go to VFW Post 9770.
? A Girl Scout pool party registration event in girls grades K-12 will be held from 6-8 p.m. at the Vandalia Municipal Swimming Pool. The annual membership fee is $15; financial assistance of between $3 and $5 is available for families that qualify. A parent or guardian must attend the event to complete registration forms. Adult volunteers and leaders are needed to form new troops. For more information, call toll-free 1-800-345-6858.
? Cosmic Bingo to benefit Crawford-Hale American Legion Post 95 will be held at the Legion Home, 321 S. Seventh St., Vandalia. Advance tickets are $20, and they cover six paper cards, a glow dauber and a glow hat; for advance tickets, contact Melissa Elam, 283-0832, between 8 a.m.-noon, Monday through Friday, or 267-4796 after hours. Tickets at the door are $25. The Legion kitchen will be open for the event.

Monday, August 31

? Northside Christian Church, located at 1845 W. Jackson St. in Vandalia, is offering "Clubhouse," a homework assistance program, from 3-5:15 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays.

Tuesday, September 1

? The Vandalia Rotary Club meets at noon at Ponderosa Steakhouse.
? The Fayette County Hospital Auxiliary meets at noon in the conference room at the hospital.
? The Grandparents/Relatives Raising Children support group meets from 1-2 p.m. at Evans Public Library in Vandalia. The group meets monthly and provides support, education and access to additional resources, including financial. For more information, contact Trisha Katt at 1-217-347-7179, ext. 1062.
? Heartland Human Services will hold a Caregiver Connection seminar, "Balancing the Caregiver's Role," from 3-4 p.m. in the conference room at Brookstone Estates, 1607 W. Fillmore St., Vandalaia. Refreshments will be provided.

Wednesday, September 2

? Evans Public Library in Vandalia will hold a 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 a program.

Thursday, September 3

? Soroptimist International meets at noon in the Lincoln Room at Ponderosa Steakhouse.
? 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.
? 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, August 28

? The Evans Public Library Teen Advisory Board meets at 4 p.m. at the library. Teens interested in joining the TAB should contact Shawna Sprague at the library, 283-2824.
 

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