Thursday, May 9

? The Vandalia Historical Society is holding its annual meeting at 5:30 p.m. at the Vandalia Statehouse. All members are invited to attend, as are others who are interested in becoming a member.

Friday, May 10

? Bingo at the American Legion Home in Vandalia at 7 p.m.
? A Nar-Anon meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at Northside Christian Church, 1845 W. Jackson St., Vandalia.
? Commencement exercises for Patoka High School are at 7 p.m.

Saturday, May 11

? Commencement exercises for Brownstown High School are at 3 p.m.

Sunday, May 12

Monday, May 13

? The Vandalia Lions Club meets at Ponderosa Steakhouse. The board meeting is at 5:30 p.m., meal at 6 p.m. and club meeting at 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, May 14

? The Vandalia Rotary Club meets at noon at Ponderosa Steakhouse.
? Crawford-Hale American Legion Unit 95 Auxiliary meets at 5:30 p.m. at the Legion Home.
? An American Red Cross blood drive will be held from noon-6 p.m. at the Vandalia Moose Lodge.
? The Effingham Public Library and Effingham Area Alzheimer's Awarness are sponsoring a free informational meeting for caregivers and families of people living with dementia at 6 p.m. at the Effingham Public Library. Register online for this program at
? The Fayette County Board meets at 7 p.m. in the large courtroom at the Fayette County Courthouse, 221 S. Seventh St., Vandalia.
? The Evans Public Library District Board of Trustees meets at 7:30 p.m. at the library.

Thursday, May 16

? Soroptimist International of Vandalia invites all local women to its program meeting at noon in the Lincoln Room at Ponderosa Steakhouse. All guests are welcome to purchase lunch. Those planning to attend are asked to RSVP with Janice Hejl, 322-6538 or [email protected]

Friday, May 17

? Chapter 18 of the Road Riders for Jesus Motorcycle Ministry is holding an appreciation cookout in the parking lot of the Fayette County Sheriff's Office for all local law enforcement, firefighters and emergency medical personnel from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
? Commencement exercises for South Central High School are at 7 p.m.

Saturday, May 18

? Restoration In Progress (R.I.P.) will hold its third annual Community Action Team day from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Old State Burial Ground on Edwards Street between Second and Third streets. Those planning to work in the afternoon will receive a free lunch at noon; RSVP with Dorothy Donley, 283-1916 or [email protected] Those planning to work should wear old clothes. All volunteers receive a free T-shirt.
? A free class on researching family history will be held at 2 p.m. at the Vandalia Statehouse. Spaces in the class are limited; to reserve a space, RSVP by calling the Statehouse, 283-1161.
? Commencement exercises for Mulberry Grove High School are at 2 p.m.
? Commencement exercises for St. Elmo High School are at 5 p.m.
? Commencement exercises for Vandalia Community High School are at 7 p.m.

Sunday, May 19

? Commencement exercises for Ramsey High School are at 3 p.m.

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