Samaritan Closet – August 29-30 – Pittsfield IL

community event buttonThis Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Samaritan Closet in Pittsfield, will have their items that are free outside (if the weather permits). They have lots of Children’s clothing, shoes, toys, bed linens and other items to give away.

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.

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.

Pink Retreat 2014 – September 18 – Pittsfield, IL

Think Pink buttonHead over to the Crossroads Center in Pittsfield on Thursday, September 18 from 10 am – 2 pm for food, art and fun at the 2014 Pink Retreat. There will be information on breast cancer and early detection along with many breast cancer awareness items for sale through local vendors. Come listen to speakers, including physicians specializing in breast cancer treatment and detection. Money raised by this event will benefit breast cancer education on our community.

Please RSVP by calling 217-285-2113 ext. 3100. Space is limited to the first 120 people, so make your reservations now!

Pike County Job Fair – August 26 – Pittsfield, IL

jobJohn Wood Community College, Pike County Economic Development Corporation and the Workforce Investment Board of Western Illinois will sponsor a Pike County job fair at the Pike County Farm Bureau Tuesday, August 26 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The event will help attendees learn how to prepare for an interview, effectively communicate during an interview, create a resume’ and complete online employment applications. Several area businesses will be at the fair to meet with individuals seeking employment. Those interested in talking with employers are encouraged to bring a resume’ and other supportive materials.

The first two hours of the job fair will be focused on helping participants prepare themselves to apply and interview for jobs. A welcome and overview of the Workforce Investment Board of Western Illinois workNet program will kick off the event at 9 a.m. Representatives from Manpower will provide tips on how to prepare for a job interview at 9:15 a.m. From 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. staff from JWCC will help attendees learn how to complete general and online job applications. At 10:30 a.m., participants can have their resume’ reviewed or create one with the help of Two Rivers Regional Council and Workforce Investment Act professionals.

Companies seeking new employees will meet with individuals who attended the morning’s various workshops at 11 a.m. The job fair will open to the public at noon.

The event is free and open to anyone who needs help preparing for a job interview. The Pike County Farm Bureau is located at 1301 E. Washington in Pittsfield.

More information is available from Gina Sheurman, executive director of the Pike County Economic Development Foundation, at 217.440.5101 or

Cub Scout Sign Up – August 26 – Pittsfield, IL

CubScout_4K Pittsfield Cub Scout Pack 18 will hold their annual kick-off for the new year of scouting Tuesday, August 26th at 6:30 at King Park.
Cub Scouts is open to boys grades 1st thru 5th. Feel free to bring fishing equipment to keep the boys busy while the parents meet at 7 (there will be other adults to help).
We are in need of a Den Leader for the 1st grade group, if interested or if you have any questions feel free to contact Pack 18’s Cubmaster Alisha Ballinger at 217-653-2116 (texting is ok).

Retired Teacher’s Meeting – August 21 – Pittsfield, IL

pch groups and clubs The Pike/Calhoun Retired Teacher’s Unit of the IRTA will meet August 21 in the Red Apple Room of the Old Orchard County Club at 11:30 a.m. Representative C. D. Davidsmeyer will join us to talk about Illinois politics and retired teacher issues, plus answer questions. Gil Dimel will discuss legislative issues related to retired teachers from an IRTA prospective. Also Linda Basden will tell us about her retirement endeavour. Please join us for a Dutch treat lunch and visiting with your former colleagues. If you have questions, call Fran Schaller, 212-653-4270 or Jo-an McIntire, 217-653-5798.

Writers’ Club Meeting – August 13 – Louisiana, MO

pch groups and clubsGolden Hills Writers’ Club will meet wednesday, Aug. 13, 6 p.m., at Pikers in Louisiana, MO.

Pikers is at the corner of Fifth and Georgia streets.

The club is open to any style of writer from anywhere in the region. A meeting is reading of work and discussion.