It’s easy to forget that Pike County is full of amazing and fun groups and clubs for you to be a part of. You can always double check your favorite club in our “Area Clubs” menu button at the top of the page, but let us refresh your memory as to what’s out there!
Stamp Club: Every second Monday from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at Pike County Health Department in Pittsfield with Amanda Woodward
“Fill Your Box” Card-making Class: Meets on the 1st Thursday of each month at 10:30 am at 416 E. Chestnut St. in Griggsville
Pittsfield Woman’s Club: Meets every 4th Thursday of the month at noon for lunch and a program at the Community Center. For more information or become a member, call Sandy Henry @ (217) 285-6480. All Pike County women are welcome.
Exercise Classes @ Senior Center: Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:15 to 6:15 pm for both men and women. For more information please contact the Senior Center @ (217) 285-4524.
GED Classes: Held at Michael’s D.O.G. House at 1635 Main St. in Nebo every Tuesday night from 6 to 8 pm. For more information please contact Carolyn Johns at (217) 734-2764 or come to the D.O.G. House any Tuesday night to get started.
Pike County Loss Support Group: Meetings are currently discontinued until fall. For more information please contact Larry at (217) 653-3700 or Vickie at (217) 285-6520.
Puzzlebox Autism Awareness Support Group: Meets the 3rd Monday of every month from 6:30 to 7:30 pm at the First Christian Church in Pittsfield. The group is designed to raise awareness of autism spectrum disorders within the community and provide support for those affected by autism. Anyone affected is welcome to attend. Upcoming meeting dates are June 17 and July 15. For more information please contact Taylor Sweeting @ (217) 370-8142 or email Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org
County Market Coupon Club: Meets Wednesday afternoons from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm in the County Market Cafe. No charge to join and coupons are traded each week, several rebate forms are also available each week. For more information please contact County Market at (217) 285-4453.
Belleview Community Church “Teen Drop-In”: Every 3rd Sunday night of the month for ages 12-18 at 5:30 pm.
12 Step Al-Anon Family Support Group: For alcohol and narcotic addiction meets every Monday at 8 pm at First Christian Church (225 N. Memorial, Pittsfield). Use the Breezeway entrance. For more information please call Betty at (217) 285-6191.
Addicts Victorious Support Group: Meets Tuesday nights 6 pm to 7 pm at the Church of the Nazarene Family Center.
Scrapbooking: Meets every 3rd Wednesday each month from 6 pm to 8 pm at the Hull Community Center by Marie Woods.
Pittsfield Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star: Meets every 4th Monday at the Masonic Lodge at 7:30 pm.
T.O.P.S. Meeting: Meets every Tuesday at the Milton Christian Church Annex. Weigh-in from 6 pm to 6:30 pm, meeting begins at 6:30 pm. Group is open to the public. For more information please call Shanna Edison at (217) 723-4092.
Pittsfield Lions Club: Meets the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month at the Courtyard Cafe. For more information please contact Mike Graham at (217) 473-3791.
Breastfeeding Support Group: Meets monthly at the Pike County Health Department. Meetings on the 1st Tuesday of the month at 10 am. Meetings on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm. For more information please contact the Health Dept at (217) 285-4407.
Pike County Dental Clinic now offers appointments for adults who have coverage through the Illinois Medicaid system. Effective July 1, 2014, the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services reinstated covered dental services for adults. While the covered services have some limits, adults with Illinois Medicaid coverage are encouraged to call the Pike County Dental Clinic at 217-285-5311 to schedule an appointment.
This 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: email@example.com for a registration form or you can find forms on their Facebook page by clicking HERE for Pike Soccer – Illinois.
The 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.
Detroit Christian Church will hold their monthly Gospel Gig on Saturday, July 5. This will be an open mic night with special patriotic music. A light supper will begin at 5:30 pm with concert to follow at 6:30 pm. Come on out and enjoy a great evening of food, music and fellowship. Handicap accessible!
Pike County Sheriff’s Department is asking for assistance identifying the person(s) who forcefully entered the John Deere Dealership in Perry, IL during early morning hours of June 26. If you have any information on this or any other crime taking place in Pike County, call Crime Stoppers, (217) 285-1500. All calls are anonymous and if your tip leads to an arrest, you will be eligible for a cash reward.
What better way to celebrate our freedom and independence than with a community celebration?! Let us help you get ready for this holiday with a listing of community events and activites that will be held in honor of this historic holiday!
Pine Lakes Jellystone Park – Fireworks show July 4. Gate opens at 8:30 pm. Entry Fee: $5.00 per car
4th of July Parade at 11 am will go through the town and end at the city park. National Anthem at 1 pm, baby contest at 1:15, Little Mr & Miss contest at 2:15, Prince & Princess at 3, Jr. Miss & Miss at 4, Cheerleaders at 5, Lip Sync contest at 5:30, Miss Fire Cracker at 6:15, Fireworks at dusk. Half Moon Petting Zoo will have pony rides. Spring Creek and Pleasant Hill EMS will have a disaster relief trailer in parade and park to raise money.
Outside of Pike County:
Quincy 4th of July Fireworks will be held at the Illinois Veterans Home at 9:20 pm. Spectacular fireworks display on the grounds of the Illinois Veterans Home. Refreshments will be available. The Concessions and Kids Zone will open at 5 pm. Pre-firework entertainment will be provided by the Quincy Park Band at 7:30 pm. Fireworks begin at dusk. Parking is limited, use the shuttle bus from Lot C at Quincy University at 18th & Elm Streets.
Louisiana, MO 4th of July Celebration. Come to the riverfront in Louisiana and enjoy food and fun during the afternoon and evening followed by the Louisiana Chamber of Commerce Fireworks Show at dusk!
Jerseyville 4th of July Fireworks will be at the American Legion at 9 pm. American Legion, 300 Veterans Memorial Parkway
Come watch the fireworks in Jerseyville at the American Legion. Fireworks begin at dusk.
Grafton Independence Celebration will be on July 5th on Main Street at dusk.
Jacksonville 4th of July Blast will be on July 4 over Mauvaise Terre Lake at 9:30 pm.
Pike County Sheriff’s Department is seeking information on the whereabouts of 28-year-old Kelly D Adams, a white male who stands 6 feet tall, weighs 145 pounds, has brown hair and green eyes. Adams is wanted for Aggravated Battery and Failure to Appear at payment review with a total bond of $54,000.00. If you know the exact whereabouts of Kelly D Adams, you are urged to contact the Pike County Crime Stoppers at 217-285-1500. All calls are anonymous and if your tip leads to an arrest, you will be eligible for a cash reward.
The 46th annual Pike County Pig Days is July 11-12 on courthouse grounds in Pittsfield. Members of Pittsfield Lions Club, organizers of the event, are in the final planning stages. Funds raised are funneled back to the community through various projects and organizations supported by the Lions Club.
Pork burgers will be available Friday, 10 am and throughout the day for $2. Western Illinois Pork Producers furnish the meat Friday and Saturday. Entertainment Friday night is “Stompin Ground”. Other entertainment will be announced later. Vendor space is available. Contact Charles Gates at 217-473-3041 to obtain Vendor Space Reservation form or download one from Chamber of Commerce website, http://www.pikeil.org.
The Pike County Animal Shelter is now taking spay/neuter applications for dogs and cats. All applications will be considered regardless of income. Entire fee will not be paid, requiring applicant to pay a percentage of total cost. Call Pike County Animal Shelter, 285-4811 or visit the facility at 909 N. Jackson St. in Pittsfield.