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Thursday, September 10

? Evans Public Library's homeschool group meets from 1-2 p.m. at the library. Those interested in joining should contact Shawna Sprague at the library, 283-2824.
? The Vandalia Park District Board meets at 4:30 p.m. at the library.
? 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.

Saturday, September 12

? The Evans Public Library Book Club meets at 2 p.m. at the library. This month's book is "The Giver" by Lois Lowry.
? Beecher City is holding its Fall Community Garage Sales throughout town, at the fire station and under pavilions at the park. The Beecher City Tri-County Ruritan Club is holding its annual whole hog sausage and pancake breakfast from 7-10 a.m. at the Beecher City Area Kluthe Center in the village park.

Sunday, September 13

? The Shoal Creek Chapter of ABATE will meet at 1 p.m. at Bernadini's in Nokomis.

Monday, September 14

? The Vandalia City Council meets at 5 p.m. at city hall.
? The Fayette County Fair Board will hold its annual meeting at 7 p.m. at the Fayette County Fairgrounds in Brownstown.

Tuesday, September 15

? 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. Free food and drinks will be provided to donors. To schedule an appointment, go online to www.redcrossblood.org and use the sponsor code VandaliaMoose. Donors are to present photo IDs.
? The Vandalia Board of Education meets at 5 p.m. at the district's administration center.

Thursday, September 17

? Soroptimist International of Vandalia 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, September 18

? Holy Cross Lutheran Church will hold its inaugural spaghetti dinner fundraiser from 5-8 p.m. at the church, located at Eighth and Fillmore streets in Vandalia. The meal includes spaghetti, salad, dessert and drinks. Tickets may be purchased in advance from Holy Cross members: $8 for adults and $4 for children ages 3-10, with children under 3 free. The fundraiser includes a country store featuring homemade, handmade and home-grown items; donations for the country store are welcomed.

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