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Community Outreach Program, open gym for children ages 6-16, 5 to 7 p.m. each Tuesday for girls and Thursday for boys, Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, 1015 Conger, Mt. Vernon. For information: 244-5162 after 5 p.m.
Harmony Roses Chorus of Sweet Adelines International, seeks new members who love to sing, 7 p.m. every Thursday, Second Baptist Church, 605 S. 34th in Mt. Vernon. For information: 315-1626 or 231-1357 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Andrew D. Webb Chapter 160/Salem Council 97, 7:30 p.m. every fourth Thursday, Masonic Hall, 124 N. 10th St., Mt. Vernon.
Women of the Moose, 7 p.m. every Thursday, Moose Lodge, 800 Broadway, Mt. Vernon.
Al-Anon, 7:30 p.m. every Thursday, Room 116, Central Christian Church, 301 N. 10th St., Mt. Vernon. For information: 242-5510. Pre-Alateen, 7:30 p.m. every Thursday, Room 116, Central Christian Church, 301 N. 10th St., Mt. Vernon.
Challengers Cancer Support Group, meets on the second Thursday of each month, 6:30 p.m., at the Cancer Center at St. Mary’s Hospital, Centralia.
Primary Purpose Group of Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m. Thursdays, Prince of Peace Church, 3205 Broadway, Mt. Vernon. For information: 1-800-307-6600.
TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), 5-6 p.m. every Monday at the Salem South Baptist Association Office, 904 Park Ave. in Mt. Vernon. For more information, call 316-9150 or 242-7862.
Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursdays, Wayne County Courthouse basement, Fairfield. Jeff Lewis is the veterans service officer. For information: 242-8792.
American Legion Auxiliary Unit 141, meets 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month at the Legion Hall.
Mt. Vernon Memorial VFW Post 9233 (the no-alcohol post), meets at 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month at 102 S. 17th Street (Amvets bldg.) For information call 246-1925 or 242-9222. Come serve with us.