FREE COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING DINNER is from noon-4 p.m. Nov. 27 at Happy Thought Coffee downtown. The meal is free to people of all ages in a friendly atmosphere, including those who would otherwise be alone during the holidays or need a helping hand that day. Donations will be accepted, and profits will go to Chillicothe Community Needs Agency. Meal includes turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, sweet potatoes, cranberries, salad and pumpkin pie. Call 274-6623 to make a reservation so enough food can be available.

AMERICAN LEGION POST 9 is serving grilled tenderloins with French fries and cole slaw for $7 from 5-7:30 p.m. Nov. 28. Call 274-3255 for carryouts. All-you-can-eat breakfast from 8-11 a.m. every Sunday. Cost is $6. Post home is at 1043 N. Second St.

VFW CHICKEN FRY is 4-7 p.m. Dec. 6 at VFW Post 4999, 1729 N. Santa Fe Ave. $8 per dinner. Carry outs avail. Call 274-4999.

BAKE SALE AND CHRISTMAS RAFFLE is Nov. 29 at Kroger. Spon. by St. Mark Lutheran Church’s Women of the ELCA. A handcrafted snowman will be this year’s featured raffle item. Tickets are $1 each or a book of six for $5. To purchase tickets, call 274-4154 or 274-2718. All proceeds from raffle will remain in the community.

GIRL SCOUT TROOP 4028 TEENS BABYSITTING is from 9 a.m.- 4  p.m. Dec. 13 for anyone needing to Christmas shop. Cost is $4/hour/child. CPR/first aid certified. Call Jane Merdian at 274-8182, or Donna Daly at 274-5108 for more info or to sign up.

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HOLIDAY EVENTS

CHRISTMAS ON SIXTH STREET at Chillicothe First United Methodist Church is Dec. 6. Specialty shops will be open from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. featuring homemade jams, jellies, frozen pies, candy and cookies. There will be many different shops, including antiques, paws and claws, woodcutter shop, holiday decorations and creative gifts, as well as a coffee café to relax in. Holiday Home Tour is offered between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Lunch is served from 11 a.m. -2 p.m. Tickets avail. for the home tour and the luncheon at the church. For more info, call 274-5458.

SENIOR CHRISTMAS PARTY is 1-5 p.m. Dec. 13 at Shore Acres Clubhouse. Entertainment, door prizes and catered dinner. Ticket deadline is Dec. 5. For more info or tickets, call Doris Radosevic at 274-6352.

SANTA BREAKFAST is from 8:30-10:30 a.m. Dec. 6 at Pearce Community Center. Bring your family and friends and enjoy a breakfast with Santa and then sit on his lap for a professional picture with the big man himself.

ILLINOIS VALLEY CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL’S MADRIGAL DINNER is at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 6-7 at the high school. Call ahead for tickets at 274-5481.

SUNDAY SCHOOL PROGRAM at Calvary Baptist Church is at 11   a.m. Dec. 7.

18th ANNUAL BAND BOOSTER RAFFLE with a grand prize of $10,000. Tickets avail. for $5 per ticket or a book of five for $20. Drawing date is Dec. 14 at the Christmas concert at IVC High School. Tickets avail from band parents, Kroger, HairMasters Unlimited and High-5 Sports.