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Thursday, May 26

? Evans Public Library's Homeschool Group meets from 1-2 p.m. Those interested in joining the group should 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.
? A meeting is being held at 6 p.m. at the National Road Interpretive Center, 106 S. Fifth St. in Vandalia, to discuss the restoration of the Little Red Caboose and the creation of a local transportation museum. Those interested in participating in those projects are encouraged to attend.
? 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 27

? Evans Public Library in Vandalia is holding a Fantastic Friday at 4 p.m. Children up to the age of 10 are invited to listen to stories and make slime. Registration is required; to register, call the library, 283-2824.
? A Nar-Anon meeting will be held at 8 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, May 28

? The St. Elmo All-School Reunion will be held from 6-10 p.m. at the Summer Breeze Barn Venue in St. James, south of St. Elmo. The cot is $10 per person, and the reunion is open to all who have attended St. Elmo High School.
? During the St. Elmo All-School Reunion at the Summer Breeze Barn Venue, a benefit will be held for former St. Elmo teacher Steve Orr, who is battling Parkinson's disease, to help with his family's ongoing care. All of the tips during the All-School Reunion will go to help Orr's family, and half of the price of tickets for the reunion purchased online will go to the Orr family. Raffles will be held, and those who wish to donate raffle items may contact Summer Breeze. To purchase a reunion ticket online, go to www.summerbreezewinehouse.com.

Sunday, May 29

? A Memorial Day dinner will be held from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Patoka Services Center. The dinner will include ham and turkey with all of the trimmings, along with drinks and homemade pies and cakes. The cost is $9 for adults and $3 for children ages 12 and under. Quilt and gun raffles will be held. All proceeds go toward the upkeep of Magassi Cemetery.

Monday, May 30

MEMORIAL DAY
? Brownstown VFW Post 9770 will hold its annual Memorial Day service at 11 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial Wall in the Brownstown Village Park. State Sen. Kyle McCarter (R-Lebanon) will be the keynote speaker.
? The annual Walk Across America to show support for this country's troops will be held at 1 p.m. The walk begins at the Vandalia Statehouse and ends at the American Legion Home. The walk is sponsored by Helm DUI Services and Brownstown VFW Post 9770. For more information, contact Donna Hale at 292-9359.
? The St. Elmo American Legion will hold its annual Memorial Day program at 1:30 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial  at the Phillips Building on U.S. Route 40.

Tuesday, May 31

? The Vandalia Rotary Club meets at noon at Ponderosa.

Wednesday, June 1

? Evans Public Library is holding a summer reading program kickoff party at 1 p.m. in the city parking lot at Fifth and Johnson streets. The kickoff party for the summer reading program, "Read for the Win," includes a petting zoo and facepainting.
? The Vandalia Moose Lodge is holding bingo, open to the public, beginning at 7 p.m. The kitchen will be open from 5:30-6:45 p.m.

Thursday, June 2

? 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, June 3

? A Nar-Anon meeting will be held at 8 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.

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