July 22, Saturday

Casey’s General Store, Newton, Bake Sale Fundraiser for Becky Sanders (medical), 8 a.m.-12 noon

Backyard Kids Day VBS, Bogota Baptist Church, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. (lunch provided for kids aged Pre-K and up), preregistration Mandi Stanford 618-783-9626 (can register day of event)

Ambraw River Eagles Fundraiser for Toys 4 Kids Jasper County, behind the Eagles Club, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Pork burgers & brats $3, chips and drinks available inside.

July 30, Sunday

Bluegrass in the Bend w/Ice Cream Social, St. Valentine Hall (4841 N. 2125th St.), Ice Cream Social begins at 3 p.m. Freewill donation; Bluegrass music 3-5 p.m. with Richard Hippler and Friends. Bring your lawn chair.