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updated 12-14-2011
June
June 2011
1
Wednesday

AA Meeting
  7:30 pm 
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church; 32946 Route 4 Girard, IL
June 2011
4
Saturday

Food Pantry/Clothes Closet
  9:00 am-11:00 am 
The Grace Place - 231 E Jackson Virden IL
June 2011
8
Wednesday

AA Meeting
  7:30 pm 
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church; 32946 Route 4 Girard, IL
June 2011
11
Saturday

Food Pantry/Clothes Closet
  9:00 am-11:00 am 
The Grace Place - 231 E Jackson Virden IL
Fireman's Annual BBQ
  10:00 am-2:00 pm 
Virden Firehouse
Pork chop, fries. And soda for $6; brats, fries, and soda for $4; hot dog, fries, and soda for $3. $1 to enter drawings for great prizes (Cardinal tik, $100 gas card, tool sets, gift certificates, etc). Also Firehouse Tours.


Virden Police Bike Aution
  11:00 am 
Police Dept. on Square
Cash only, minimum bid $1, all sales final, no liability for condition as bikes sold as is. Identification required for the sale.


June 2011
13
Monday

Virden Senior Citizens Meeting
  5:00 pm 
Virden Community Center
Catered Fried Chicken Meal by showtime Lanes. Musical program by Julie McGee and Judy Spaugh. Call 965-4829 for info.


Learning Time
  6:00 pm-7:00 pm 
Sunrise Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation
Sit back and listen as guest speaker Katie Wabich-Jendra guides you through the confusing world of Alzheimer's and Dementia. Casual dress, no charge. Come and let Katie share her personal experiences that drive her professional passion to help others dealing with these difficult situations.



June 2011
15
Wednesday

AA Meeting
  7:30 pm 
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church; 32946 Route 4 Girard, IL
June 2011
16
Thursday

Virden Chamber Meeting
  7:30 am 
Showtime Cafe
Call 965-4747 for info.


June 2011
17
Friday

City Wide Garage Sales
  6:00 pm 
June 2011
18
Saturday

Pancake Breakfast
  7:00 am-11:00 am 
Virden First United Methodist Church, 203 S Church (one block off SW corner of Virden Square)
Quick and easy while you head out for garage sales or the car/truck/bike show, serving pancakes, sauage, hot coffee, milk, juice for donation with carryouts available. Profits for "stop mAlaria in Africa" project.


City Wide Garage Sales
  8:00 am-2:00 pm 
Food Pantry/Clothes Closet
  9:00 am-11:00 am 
The Grace Place - 231 E Jackson Virden IL
Fred Britenstine Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show
  9:00 am-3:00 pm 
Virden Square
Registration 9 am to Noon, judging noon to 2 pm, and awards at 3 pm. Featuring Tim Wilkerson's Funny Car and Prairie Land Racing, Larry Quinn as well as live music at noon and food tent by Virden Knights of Columbus.


June 2011
22
Wednesday

AA Meeting
  7:30 pm 
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church; 32946 Route 4 Girard, IL
June 2011
25
Saturday

Food Pantry/Clothes Closet
  9:00 am-11:00 am 
The Grace Place - 231 E Jackson Virden IL
June 2011
29
Wednesday

AA Meeting
  7:30 pm 
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church; 32946 Route 4 Girard, IL
June 2011
30
Thursday

Fourth of July Celebration
   
Virden Square
Sponsored by Virden American Legion
Little Miss / Little Mister Contest.


July
July 2011
1
Friday

Fourth of July Celebration
   
Virden Square
Sponsored by Virden American Legion
Band/entertainment.


July 2011
2
Saturday

Fourth of July Celebration
   
Virden Square
Sponsored by Virden American Legion
Virden Queen Pageant.


Food Pantry/Clothes Closet
  9:00 am-11:00 am 
The Grace Place - 231 E Jackson Virden IL
July 2011
6
Wednesday

AA Meeting
  7:30 pm 
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church; 32946 Route 4 Girard, IL
July 2011
9
Saturday

Food Pantry/Clothes Closet
  9:00 am-11:00 am 
The Grace Place - 231 E Jackson Virden IL
July 2011
13
Wednesday

AA Meeting
  7:30 pm 
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church; 32946 Route 4 Girard, IL
July 2011
16
Saturday

Food Pantry/Clothes Closet
  9:00 am-11:00 am 
The Grace Place - 231 E Jackson Virden IL
July 2011
20
Wednesday

AA Meeting
  7:30 pm 
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church; 32946 Route 4 Girard, IL
July 2011
21
Thursday

Virden Chamber Meeting
  7:30 am 
Showtime Cafe
Call 965-4747 for info.


July 2011
23
Saturday

Food Pantry/Clothes Closet
  9:00 am-11:00 am 
The Grace Place - 231 E Jackson Virden IL
Pool Party for All pre-registered VBS attendees
  6:00 pm 
Virden Pool
July 2011
24
Sunday

Virden Community VBS
  6:00 pm-8:30 pm 
Open & Close at United Methodist Church
July 2011
25
Monday

Virden Community VBS
  6:00 pm-8:30 pm 
Open & Close at United Methodist Church
July 2011
26
Tuesday

Virden Community VBS
  6:00 pm-8:30 pm 
Open & Close at United Methodist Church
July 2011
27
Wednesday

Virden Community VBS
  6:00 pm-8:30 pm 
Open & Close at United Methodist Church
AA Meeting
  7:30 pm 
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church; 32946 Route 4 Girard, IL
July 2011
28
Thursday

Virden Community VBS
  6:00 pm-8:30 pm 
Open & Close at United Methodist Church
July 2011
30
Saturday

North Mac Back to School Event
  9:00 am-11:00 am 
Knights of Columbus Hall - Virden
Food Pantry/Clothes Closet
  9:00 am-11:00 am 
The Grace Place - 231 E Jackson Virden IL
August
August 2011
3
Wednesday

AA Meeting
  7:30 pm 
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church; 32946 Route 4 Girard, IL
August 2011
6
Saturday

Food Pantry/Clothes Closet
  9:00 am-11:00 am 
The Grace Place - 231 E Jackson Virden IL
August 2011
10
Wednesday

AA Meeting
  7:30 pm 
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church; 32946 Route 4 Girard, IL
August 2011
13
Saturday

Food Pantry/Clothes Closet
  9:00 am-11:00 am 
The Grace Place - 231 E Jackson Virden IL
August 2011
17
Wednesday

AA Meeting
  7:30 pm 
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church; 32946 Route 4 Girard, IL
August 2011
18
Thursday

Virden Chamber Meeting
  7:30 am 
Showtime Cafe
Call 965-4747 for info.


August 2011
20
Saturday

Food Pantry/Clothes Closet
  9:00 am-11:00 am 
The Grace Place - 231 E Jackson Virden IL
August 2011
24
Wednesday

AA Meeting
  7:30 pm 
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church; 32946 Route 4 Girard, IL
August 2011
27
Saturday

Food Pantry/Clothes Closet
  9:00 am-11:00 am 
The Grace Place - 231 E Jackson Virden IL
Kidz & Family Fun Night
  4:00 pm-7:00 pm 
Lawn of United Pentecostal Church at 402 E. Jackson
The United Pentecostal Church of Virden is hosting this fun family night on Sat, Aug 27, from 4-7 pm. Come join the fun of a petting zoo, crafts, and free refreshments. Everyone is invited to attend. Call 217-899-6157 for information.


August 2011
31
Wednesday

AA Meeting
  7:30 pm 
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church; 32946 Route 4 Girard, IL
September
September 2011
1
Thursday

Home and Community Education Group Meeting
  1:30 pm 
Grace Southern Baptist Church
The next meeting of the Do More Unit of the Macoupin County Assoc for Home & Community Education. The lesson “Making your own Cleaners” will be shared. Contact Donna Greenslade at 965-3208 for more information. Everyone is invited to attend.


September 2011
3
Saturday

Food Pantry/Clothes Closet
  9:00 am-11:00 am 
The Grace Place - 231 E Jackson Virden IL
September 2011
7
Wednesday

AA Meeting
  7:30 pm 
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church; 32946 Route 4 Girard, IL
September 2011
10
Saturday

Food Pantry/Clothes Closet
  9:00 am-11:00 am 
The Grace Place - 231 E Jackson Virden IL
September 2011
11
Sunday

Macoupin County 9/11 Memorial Service
  6:30 pm 
Bunker Hill
6:30 Set up on church property and at BH fire department
7:15 Fire trucks and law enforcement vehicles arrive; organize for display
7:30 As people arrive with lawn chairs and blankets, ushers direct them and distribute programs and wristbands; Fate Photography begins taking photographs of the events
8:00 Service begins at church; Music and Prayer; Offering for 9/11 National Memorial; Speaker's Challenge
8:45 March to fire department; Remembering the fallen; Pledge of Allegiance; Amazing Grace
9:15 Service ends
9:15 In FCC Fellowship Hall; Display of World Trade Center piece; Display of coloring/artwork/essays; Winners announced and savings bonds awarded; Light refreshments and opportunity for mingling
 Link:   Macoupin County 9/11 Memorial Service


September 2011
14
Wednesday

AA Meeting
  7:30 pm 
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church; 32946 Route 4 Girard, IL
September 2011
15
Thursday

Virden Chamber Meeting
  7:30 am 
Showtime Cafe
Call 965-4747 for info.


September 2011
17
Saturday

Food Pantry/Clothes Closet
  9:00 am-11:00 am 
The Grace Place - 231 E Jackson Virden IL
September 2011
21
Wednesday

AA Meeting
  7:30 pm 
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church; 32946 Route 4 Girard, IL
September 2011
23
Friday

North Mac Homecoming
  2:30 pm 
"Haunted Homecoming" as the theme. Lineup begins at 1:30. Applications available. Call 965-4127 for info.


September 2011
24
Saturday

Food Pantry/Clothes Closet
  9:00 am-11:00 am 
The Grace Place - 231 E Jackson Virden IL
September 2011
28
Wednesday

AA Meeting
  7:30 pm 
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church; 32946 Route 4 Girard, IL
October
October 2011
1
Saturday

Food Pantry/Clothes Closet
  9:00 am-11:00 am 
The Grace Place - 231 E Jackson Virden IL
October 2011
5
Wednesday

AA Meeting
  7:30 pm 
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church; 32946 Route 4 Girard, IL
October 2011
8
Saturday

Girard Pumpkin Festival
   
Girard Landfill - Southeast of town Farmersville Road
Girard's Chamber of Commerce 6th Pumpkin Festival
 Link:   Girard Pumpkin Festival


Food Pantry/Clothes Closet
  9:00 am-11:00 am 
The Grace Place - 231 E Jackson Virden IL
Book Signing
  11:00 am-1:00 pm 
The Sly Fox
Catherine Murphy Cavanaugh signs copies of her book “A Legacy for the Eight of Us” about the Murphy family and growing up on the family farm west of Virden.


October 2011
12
Wednesday

AA Meeting
  7:30 pm 
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church; 32946 Route 4 Girard, IL
October 2011
15
Saturday

Food Pantry/Clothes Closet
  9:00 am-11:00 am 
The Grace Place - 231 E Jackson Virden IL
October 2011
19
Wednesday

AA Meeting
  7:30 pm 
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church; 32946 Route 4 Girard, IL
October 2011
20
Thursday

Virden Chamber Meeting
  7:30 am 
Showtime Cafe
Call 965-4747 for info.


October 2011
22
Saturday

Food Pantry/Clothes Closet
  9:00 am-11:00 am 
The Grace Place - 231 E Jackson Virden IL
Book Signing
  1:00 pm 
The Sly Fox
Springfield author Garret Moffett talks about some of the ghosts and hauntings around Springfield. He will sign copies of his book “Haunted Springfield, Illinois.” Halloween costumes are welcome.


October 2011
26
Wednesday

AA Meeting
  7:30 pm 
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church; 32946 Route 4 Girard, IL
October 2011
29
Saturday

Food Pantry/Clothes Closet
  9:00 am-11:00 am 
The Grace Place - 231 E Jackson Virden IL
November
November 2011
2
Wednesday

AA Meeting
  7:30 pm 
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church; 32946 Route 4 Girard, IL
November 2011
5
Saturday

Food Pantry/Clothes Closet
  9:00 am-11:00 am 
The Grace Place - 231 E Jackson Virden IL
Book Signing
  1:00 pm 
The Sly Fox
Abolitionism and Civil War in Southwest Illinois

Alton author John Dunphy talks about the involvement of Southwest Illinois in the abolition movement and the Civil War. He will sign copies of his book “Abolitionism and Civil War in Southwest Illinois.”

Dunphy also authored “Christmas and Twelfth Night in Southern Illinois.”


November 2011
9
Wednesday

AA Meeting
  7:30 pm 
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church; 32946 Route 4 Girard, IL
November 2011
12
Saturday

Food Pantry/Clothes Closet
  9:00 am-11:00 am 
The Grace Place - 231 E Jackson Virden IL
November 2011
16
Wednesday

Joint Meeting with Virden & Girard area senior citizens
  12:00 pm 
Virden Community Center
The Virden chamber will have a joint meeting with the Virden & Girard area senior citizens on Wed Nov 16 at noon at the Virden Community Center. It is a catered lunch provided by the Virden chamber for the seniors citizens. They will need to pre-register. Can call 965-4747 (me) for information. This is an annual event the Virden chamber does.


AA Meeting
  7:30 pm 
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church; 32946 Route 4 Girard, IL
November 2011
17
Thursday

Community Theater presents "The Hilarious Hillbilly Massacre"
  6:30 pm 
North Mac Campus - Old Gym
$25 ticket includes meal.
Tickets may be purchase at Books On The Square.


November 2011
18
Friday

Community Theater presents "The Hilarious Hillbilly Massacre"
  6:30 pm 
North Mac Campus - Old Gym
$25 ticket includes meal.
Tickets may be purchase at Books On The Square.


November 2011
19
Saturday

Food Pantry/Clothes Closet
  9:00 am-11:00 am 
The Grace Place - 231 E Jackson Virden IL
Community Theater presents "The Hilarious Hillbilly Massacre"
  6:30 pm 
North Mac Campus - Old Gym
$25 ticket includes meal.
Tickets may be purchase at Books On The Square.


November 2011
23
Wednesday

North Mac High School Blood Drive
  7:00 am-11:00 am 
Virden Old Gym
Call the school at 965-4127 to sign up or sign up online at www.cicbc.org use sponsor code 60085.
 Link:   North Mac High School Blood Drive


AA Meeting
  7:30 pm 
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church; 32946 Route 4 Girard, IL
November 2011
26
Saturday

Food Pantry/Clothes Closet
  9:00 am-11:00 am 
The Grace Place - 231 E Jackson Virden IL
November 2011
30
Wednesday

AA Meeting
  7:30 pm 
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church; 32946 Route 4 Girard, IL
December
December 2011
3
Saturday

Food Pantry/Clothes Closet
  9:00 am-11:00 am 
The Grace Place - 231 E Jackson Virden IL
December 2011
7
Wednesday

AA Meeting
  7:30 pm 
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church; 32946 Route 4 Girard, IL
December 2011
9
Friday

Virden Christmas Market
  5:00 pm-8:00 pm 
West Side of Virden Square, follow signs in the Advanced Eye Care Building
Wide variety of vendors offering great gift ideas as well as goodies you will want for yourself!


Virden Annual Lighted Christmas Parade
  6:00 pm 
Around Virden Square
Lots of fun around the square; come enjoy the parade, the food, the shops, the decorated trees


December 2011
10
Saturday

Virden Christmas Market
  8:00 am-2:00 pm 
West side of Virden square, follow signs in Advanced Eye Care Building
Wide variety of vendors, lots of great gift ideas and items you will want for yourself


Virden Annual Breakfast with Santa
  9:00 am-11:00 am 
Virden Community Center, across highway from Sav-Mor
Children eat free breakfast and make a free craft project; no charge to see Santa and you can take your own picture with Santa or buy a picture for $1


Food Pantry/Clothes Closet
  9:00 am-11:00 am 
The Grace Place - 231 E Jackson Virden IL
Girard Annual Lighted Christmas Parade
  6:00 pm 
Downtown Girard Square
Come join the fun of the parade and related food items


December 2011
14
Wednesday

AA Meeting
  7:30 pm 
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church; 32946 Route 4 Girard, IL
December 2011
16
Friday

Santa Coming to Town
  5:30 pm 
Thayer Village Hall
Santa will be traveling thru town on a firetruck, then meet children at the village hall at approx. 6:15pm


December 2011
17
Saturday

Food Pantry/Clothes Closet
  9:00 am-11:00 am 
The Grace Place - 231 E Jackson Virden IL
December 2011
21
Wednesday

AA Meeting
  7:30 pm 
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church; 32946 Route 4 Girard, IL
December 2011
24
Saturday

Food Pantry/Clothes Closet
  9:00 am-11:00 am 
The Grace Place - 231 E Jackson Virden IL
December 2011
28
Wednesday

AA Meeting
  7:30 pm 
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church; 32946 Route 4 Girard, IL
December 2011
31
Saturday

Food Pantry/Clothes Closet
  9:00 am-11:00 am 
The Grace Place - 231 E Jackson Virden IL