Two Rivers Wine Tour – Sept 13

illinois-wineTwo Rivers Wine Tour is Saturday, September 13 and includes four stops: Spirit Knob Winery in Ursa, Village Vineyard in Camp Point, Ridge View Winery in Mt. Sterling and Hopewell Winery in Summer Hill. Lunch is included at Spirit Knob. Food also available for sale at last stop, Hopewell Winery, along with live music.
A visit to wineries in Two Rivers area is an opportunity for groups of friends to get together and spend a fun and affordable day tasting and purchasing wide varieties of quality wines produced in our area. Each winery offers a diverse range of homegrown flavors to suit all palates and has new wines to share. Come for a scenic ride, great wine, food and music and make new friends along the way!
Charter bus pickup and drop off points are in Summer Hill and Quincy. Tour includes a guided charter bus tour, free entry and wine tasting at all four wineries, lunch, special discounts on wine, live music, and souvenir wine glass, all for $55.
Reservations should be made quickly to insure seating. For more information or to make your reservation call 217-285-2464.

HCE Christmas In October – October 11 – Pittsfield IL

Christmas_Card_by_nightyHCE “Christmas in October” sponsored by Pike County HCE is Oct, 11, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Farm Bureau Building, Pittsfield.

Vendors with handcrafted items are needed. Theme is “It’s a Blue Blue Christmas”. Costs of a table is $10.

Anyone interested call Ann Ferguson, 285-4077 or Rayola Daniel, 285 9795.

New Canton Harvest Festival

PCH festivals fairsNew Canton Harvest Festival is Friday and Saturday, Sept. 5-6. Theme is “New Canton in Wonderland.”
Events begin Friday:
6 p.m. Opening Ceremonies.
7 p.m. Royalty Contests: Queen, Jr. Miss, Little Miss and Little Mister.
9 a.m. Baby and Toddler Contests.
1 p.m. Grand Parade.
2:30-4 p.m. band “Loaded.”
4-7 p.m. Fried chicken dinner.
4:30-6 p.m. Talent contest.
6:30-9:30 p.m. “Great Mountain River Band.”
Breakfast and church.
Royalty contestants needed. Friday, girls age 5-18; boys age 5-9. Must live in old West Pike District. To pre-register call Margo, 217-440-5613 by august 27. Baby and toddler contest open to public.

100th Annual Chicken Dinner – Aug 28 – Chambersburg, IL

Food buttonThe Chambersburg Christian Church will hold it’s 100th Annual Chicken Dinner on Thursday, August 28. Serving will begin at 4:30 pm. Carryouts will be from 3:30 – 4:30 pm. Those wanting a carry-out after 4:30 will need to get a number and then go through the line.

Celebration of Church & Youth – Aug 24 – Barry, IL

Your Church LogoCome join the Barry United Methodist Church on Sunday, August 24 for a celebration of church and youth during the worship service at 10:30. There will be games and treats for the children. All families, members and friends are invited to attend.

Family Camp & Revival – Sept 5-7 – Detroit, IL

check this out buttonThe Mississippi Valley Christian Camp family camp and revival will be September 5-7 starting on Friday with a meal at 5pm. The camp will end with a pot luck camp closing on Sunday at 12:30 pm. Everyone is invited to the closing, you do not have to come for the whole weekend. At the closing there will be swimming (weather allowing). The weekend revival will feature Michael Ten Eyck from the First Christian Church in Pittsfield and worship leader Tyler Morris from Columbia, MO. Cost for the weekend campers is $20 per person or $60 max for immediate family members. The air conditioned dorms will be open or bring your own camper or tent.

Community Club Meeting – Sept 4 – Nebo, IL

community event buttonThe Nebo Community Club will hold their next meeting on Thursday, September 4. Residents are invited to attend this meeting and provide ideas for next year. Community help is needed to help make the annual events a success. The Club also needs help and support to fix the roof of the gym. There are several leaks in the roof as everyone found out on Saturday. Please contact Kevin Killebrew if you can come and help.

Slip & Slide Fun – August 23 – Nebo, IL

Your Church LogoThe Nebo Nazarene Church will have their Slip & Slide this Saturday starting at 11 am. Bring your whole family out for a day of wet and wild fun! Refreshments will be provided. Kids of all ages are invited to come spend the day having a blast and showing off their Slipping & Sliding skills!!

Perry Pioneer Days – Aug 23-24 – Perry, IL

PCH festivals fairsPerry Pioneer Days will be held Saturday, August 23 through Sunday, August 24.
Friday, August 22 will be a set up day. Beginning at 6 pm, volunteers are needed to help set up the stage, bleachers, and tents. Food stands will also be open Friday.

Town-wide yard sales will begin at 8 am on Saturday, August 23. The Jr. Miss Perry contest and Little Mr & Miss Perry contest will begin at 9 am. The baby contest will be held at 10 am. Crowning of Jr Miss Perry will be at 11 am. The Perry United Methodist Church chicken dinner will begin at 11 am and from 11-2 the Perry Pioneer Days food tent will be open. Beginning at 1 pm, Madyson Woods will perform on vocals and guitar.

The Pioneer Day grand parade and kiddie parade will begin at 2 pm. Antique tractor show, games, a hay scrabble, balloon toss and kiddie tractor pull will be held at 3 pm. The pie eating contest is scheduled for 4 pm and the Jr variety show will begin at 5 pm as well as the fish supper. Buffalo and catfish will be available. Presentation of the 2014 Perry Pioneer Day royalty and honored citizens, Jack & Dianna Phillips, will be at 6 pm.

“Timewell Spent” will perform from 7-10 pm and a teen dance at the North Pike Firehouse will be held from 8-10 pm. The dance is open to 5th – 8th grades.

A community church service will be held in the Perry Park on Sunday, August 24 at 9 am. Registration for the Rainbow Run 3K will begin at 1 pm at the Griggsville-Perry Jr High parking lot and the run will begin at 2pm. Proceeds go to Autism Speaks.