Miton Youth League Swim Party – July 25 – Pittsfield, IL

boys-swimmingMilton Youth League end of year swim party, Friday, July 25th from 8 p.m. – 10 p.m. at King Pool.  All coaches, players, umpires, concession stand workers, and anyone else who helped with this year’s ball season as well as your family is invited.  Drinks will be provided.  Please bring a snack to share.

Free Airplane Rides with EAA Young Eagles – July 12 – Pittsfield, IL

eaaJacksonville EAA Chapter 137 will be at Pittsfield Penstone Airport on Saturday, July 12 to host a Young Eagle Event, which provides airplane rides to youth ages 8-17 for an introductory flight.

EAA is an international organization with 170,000 members that has given over 1.6 million rides. Purpose of the program is to develop an interest in aviation. Rides will be 9 am to 1 pm. A parent/guardian must be present for registration. EAA members that are qualified pilots using donated aircraft will provide the service. This is the third year the Jacksonville chapter has hosted the event at Pittsfield. They also provide Young Eagle rides three other times per year in Jacksonville. Approximately 60 rides were given in Pittsfield last year.

For more information please call local contact Kim Curry at 833-2484.

Children First Open House – July 22 & Aug 16 – Pittsfield, IL

pch back to schoolChildren First Preschool session is approaching and open house dates are Tuesday, July 22, 5:30-7:30 and Saturday, August 16, 1:30-3:30 at 201 N. Mississippi St. Children will have refreshments, meet the teacher, meet new friends and tour the playground. The open houses are to make sure all enrolled parents get fall preschool information and meet the teacher and director, also for any families who have not yet signed up for the program. Anyone is welcome to come and visit the program.

Make plans to attend one of the sessions to get information regarding the preschool program.

Time to sign up for Soccer!

soccerThis session will be held for boys and girls ages 4-18. Children must be 4 by September 1 and no older than 18 by September 1. Games will be played on Sunday afternoons at Pittsfield Lake. There will be a registration fee of $25 for one child, $45 for two children, $65 for three children, $85 for four children. Cost includes t-shirt. Financial assistance is available.

E-mail: for a registration form or you can find forms on their Facebook page by clicking HERE for Pike Soccer – Illinois.

CATCH Kid’s Club Camp – July 28 to 31 – Pittsfield, IL

pch youth eventCATCH is a new program that Illini Fitness is offering. It involves teaching kids that there are ways of making exercise fun! There will be games and have informational nutrition classes as well. The camp will be held July 28-31 at Jellystone Park at Pine Lakes. Grades K-4: 8 am to 9:30 am. Grades 5-8: 1 pm to 2:30 pm. The camp is FREE to all participants. Transportation is available if needed. Sign up at Illini Fitness or call 217-285-5653 for more information.

Lady Tornadoes Softball Clinic – July 14 to 18 – Griggsville, IL

School Events and Activities BoardThe Lady Tornadoes will host a softball clinic July 14-18 at the Little League Diamond. This clinic will run from 5:30 to 7:30 each evening. The clinic will be for girls going into the 6th grade through 10th grades. Cost is $30 (includes a shirt). All proceeds go to the Lady Tornadoes softball fund. Entry forms can be picked up a the school office or call Robert Kennedy at 217-473-0651. Form and fees must be turned into the school office by Monday, July 7.

Old Orchard Golf Camp – July 7 to 10 – Pittsfield, IL

local sports buttonOld Orchard Country Club will be providing a youth golf camp that is open to any child from ages 5 years to 13 years of age (no experience or equipment necessary). The camp will be held on Monday July 7 to Thursday July 10. Please call Old Orchard Country Club for camp times and registration. 217-285-9041.

YMCA 4th of July Color Run/Relay – July 4 – Louisiana, MO

4thPrepare to get blasted with patriotic powder paint in this color run relay highlighting five of Louisiana’s city parks. Race can be run by a four person relay team or as an individual. Individuals are encouraged to wear white clothing to make the paint pop.

Course is a total of 3.8 miles starting at Wallace Memorial Park and moving to Veterans Park, Sunset Park, Lincoln Park, Henderson Park, and down to the riverfront. Race begins at 9 am July 4th and registrations will be taken up until July 3.

Cohosted by the Twin Pike Family YMCA and City of Louisiana. Registrations fee is $80 for Relay teams/$20 per relay team member, $20 for youth ages 13-17 and YMCA members running individually, and $30 for an adult YMCA Non-member running individually.

Register in person at the YMCA or online with by clicking HERE. For questions please email

Youth Library Open House – July 1 – Pittsfield, IL

public library buttonPittsfield Youth Library open house is 5-6 pm July 1. Campers projects will be on display, refreshments served and a special guest “Tobor” the robot will be there. Youth participants in the Summer Reading Program “Paws to Read” may bring reading logs to library by Wednesday each week to be eligible for a weekly drawing for prizes. Youth participating throughout the summer will receive free book. For questions call 217-285-5232.

Library hours are M/W/F 10 am – 5:30 pm. and Saturday 10 am – 3 pm. Join us as we “Paws to Read!”

The Summer Bridge Program – June 18 to July 24 – JWCC Locations

jwccJohn Wood Community College centers will offer a free six-week college readiness program from June 18 to July 24.

Any incoming high school junior or senior or graduated senior interested in improving college or work readiness skills, especially in math, are encouraged to participate. Sessions will be held from 9 am to 1 pm Monday through Thursday at JWCC centers in Mt. Sterling, Pittsfield, and Quincy. Lunch will be provided to participants free of charge. The first week will be held on Wednesday, June 18 and Thursday, June 19.

The Summer Bridge Program is designed to provide college and career readiness activities to increase skill in bridging the gap between high school and college or the workforce. Students will be in the classroom with customized courses three days a week and on the fourth day students will explore career opportunities around the community. Students will improve math skills, learn how to better understand, retain and communicate information, improve study skills and learn how videogames can improve learning.

The program is made possible by a grant through the Illinois Community College Board and is coordinated with the Illinois State Board of Education. JWCC centers are located at 108 North Capitol in Mt. Sterling, 1308 W. Washington in Pittsfield and 1301 S. 48th Street in Quincy. More information about the free program is available from Kent Hawley at 217-641-4266 or or Dr. David Shinn at 217-641-4514.