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Thursday, September 21

? The Fayette County Health Department hospice grief support group meets from 6-7 p.m. at the health department, 416 W. Edwards St., Vandalia. For more information, contact hospice coordinator Jami Lockart at 283-7262.
? Fayette County Girl Scout Registration Night is being held from 6-7:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 201 S. Sixth St., Vandalia. The registration fee is $25, and financial assistance is available, $10 to families that qualify for free or reduced lunches. Volunteers and leaders are needed. For more information, contact Shelley McDowell at 267-9077.

Friday, September 22

? Crawford-Hale American Legion Post 95 will hold bingo at 7 p.m. at the Legion Home; doors open at 5:30 p.m.
? A Nar-Anon meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at Northside Christian Church, 1845 W. Jackson St., Vandalia.

Saturday, September 23

? International Model A Day will be held at Fred B. Johnson Park, 200 S. Spruce St., Nokomis, with restored Model A's on display from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
? The Fayette County Cancer Fund Carnival will be held from 4-9 p.m. at Rogier Park on West Fillmore Street in Vandalia. It will include bounce houses, pony rides, dunk tank and facepainting.
? WJLY Radio in Ramsey will hold its annual Fall Festival from 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. under the radio tower south of Ramsey. It includes a craft fair with more than 20 vendors, lunch by donation, petting zoo, facepainting, free hayrides and kids' games. The Southern Illinois Homecoming Gospel Choir performs at 12:30 p.m. and an old-fashioned tent revival with free ice cream and popcorn is at 6:30 p.m.
? Crown Point Church is holding its annual picnic, with the meal served from 5-7 p.m. The menu for the free meal includes fish, hamburgers and hot dogs, slaw, French fries, dessert and drinks. The picnic is open to all residents of Vandalia and the surrounding area. The church is located seven miles south of Vandalia on Carlyle Road. For more information, call Pastor Pete LeDuc at 339-1646 or check the church's Facebook page.
? Quail and Upland Game Alliance will hold its annual banquet at the Vandalia Moose Lodge. Doors open at 5 p.m. and dinner is at 6 p.m. Tickets are $15 each or two for $25 in advance, and $15 each at the door; children grades K-12 are $5 each, and those age 5 and under are free. The banquet includes gun raffles, live auctions, silent auctions and can raffles.

Monday, September 25

? The Vandalia Lions Club meets at Ponderosa Steakhouse, with the meal at 6 p.m. and meeting at 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, September 26

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

Wednesday, September 27

? Bingo is held at the Vandalia Moose Lodge in Vandalia. It starts at 7 p.m., with Lightning at 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, September 28

? The Fayette County Retired Teachers meet at 10:30 a.m. at Ponderosa Steakhouse in Vandalia. All retired teachers are invited. For more information, contact Diane Curll at 283-0492.
? The Evans Public Library's Homeschool group meets from 1-2 p.m. at the library. Anyone interested in joining the group should contact Shawna Sprague at 283-2824.

Friday, September 29

? Evans Public Library will hold a Fantastic Friday at 4 p.m. Children up to age 10 are invited to listen to stories and make dream catchers. Registration is required; to register, call the library, 283-2824.
? Crawford-Hale American Legion Post 95 will hold bingo at 7 p.m. at the Legion Home; doors open at 5:30 p.m.
? A Nar-Anon meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at Northside Christian Church, 1845 W. Jackson St., Vandalia.
? The Vandalia Community High School class of 1967 will hold a casual meet and greet at Ramada Inn, beginning at 7 p.m. Finger foods and soft drinks will be available.

Saturday, September 30

? Vandalia's Little Community Garden will hold its annual Harvest Festival from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Mother of Dolors Catholic Church Parish Center, Seventh and St. Clair streets. It will feature garden goods, about 20 vendors, lunch and activities for children.
? The Vandalia Historical Society will hold "Wine and Ale with Abe," a wine and beer tasting, from noon-6 p.m. on the Vandalia Statehouse lawn. It will feature live music, artisans, bags tournament and vendors. Proceeds go to the Statehouse Window Restoration Fund. The $20 tasting fee includes 10 tasting tickets and a choice of a signature wine or pilsner glass. No advance tickets; pay at the door. Lawn chairs and blankets are welcomed and encouraged.
? A cemetery walk will be held from 1-4 p.m. at the Old State Burial Ground at Second and Edwards streets in Vandalia. Free-will donations will be accepted.
? The Vandalia Alumni Foundation's All-School Reunion will be held from 5-11 p.m. at the Vandalia Moose Lodge. It includes a social hour from 5-6:30 p.m., dinner from 6:30-8 p.m., Distinguished Alumni Award presentations at 8 p.m. and visiting from 8:30-11 p.m. The cost is $25 per person. Reservations and payments can be sent to: VAF 2017 Reunion Dinner, c/o Vandalia Alumni and Friends Reunion, Vandalia Unit Office, 1109 N. Eighth St., Vandalia, Ill. 62471.

 

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