Don’t forget about the great clubs and groups you can join!

pch groups and clubsIt’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


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.

PHS Class of ’69 Reunion – July 26 – Pittsfield, IL

class reunion buttonClass of 1969 reunion is July 26 at Kate’s Saloon (former Brant’s Building), and would like to extend an invitation to other PHS grads to join us after 8 p.m. Please visit and enjoy the company of those we don’t see often enough.  No minors, please.

Pike County Little League Sign Up – July 31 – Pittsfield, IL

local sports buttonSign ups are going on for Pike County Little League’s Fall Machine Pitch League for boys 6-8 years of age and will be middle of August – October.  All games will be played at Little League Diamond in Pittsfield.

Sign ups must be turned in no later than July 31.  Forms are available on Pike County Little League Facebook page and  Forms can be returned to WBBA Radio Station.  Cost is $25/player.  Registration fee must be paid in advance.

For more information, contact Charlie Hull at 217-473-6290.

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.

Rainbow Run Early Bird Pre-Registration

rainbow run 2014It’s finally time for Early-Bird Pre-Registration! To get the discount you must go to and pay for your entry fee! The day of the event if you haven’t registered you can still sign up and we will accept Debit/Credit cards, Cash or Checks. But remember if you haven’t Pre-Registered we can’t guarantee shirt sizes and other goodies!!

Have you heard about the Rainbow Run?! It’s the “Most Colorful 3k in Pike County”. Every year 100’s of eager patrons come to Perry, IL on the 4th Sunday in August to Run/Walk through Color Zones! In these zones the Rainbow Runners are bombarded with bright colored powder, which at the end turns into an amazingly Rainbow’ed Runner. 100% of the proceeds from this AWESOME event are donated to a different charity every year. This year’s charity was chosen through a vote of our past runners and the charity chosen was Autism Speaks. Our goal is $2500!

***THIS IS FOR PRE-REGISTRATIONS ONLY. NO ORDER WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PICK-UP IN ADVANCE. All orders will be available on site the day of the Rainbow Run, August 24th, 2014, one hour before the run begins.


Book Signing – June 12 – Pittsfield, IL

public library buttonPittsfield Public Library will host a book signing for Theresa Cooley of Pittsfield from 5-7 pm on Thursday, June 12. Theresa’s book of poetry “My Poems” will be available for purchase and she will sign your book.

4-H Extension Golf Scramble – June 14 – Pittsfield, IL

4hPike County 4-H/Extension Foundation golf outing is June 14, 2014. This event is a 4 person scramble – 18 hole event at the Old Orchard Country Club in Pittsfield, IL. Hole sponsorship is $50 per hole. Shotgun start is at 8:30 am.

Entry fee is $240.00 per team and includes entry fee, green fees and cart, $20 Mulligans per team, $20 skins per team, and $20 multiple flags on Par 3’s per team. Prizes are $450.00 first place, $240.00 second place, and other prizes are closest to pin, longest putt and longest drive. Meal and snacks will be provided. Proceeds go to the Pike County 4-H Extension Foundation.

To register a team or for more information, call Marilyn Hyde at 217-242-4832 or Tammi Koltveit at 217-285-5543.

Pike County Shrine Club Onion Sale – May 14 -Pittsfield, IL

pch groups and clubsThe annual Pike County Shrine Club Vidalia onion sales will be this week. You can pick up a 10-pund bag of delicious, sweet Vidalia onions. We have 100 bags to sell so hurry up and pick up a bag or two before they run out. Contact Bill McCartney at 285-4484 or Blake Roderick at 285-2233 or any Pike County shrine Club member to purchase a bag or two.

Food Manager’s Refresher Certification Class – June 18 – Pittsfield, IL

food safetyThe Pike County Health Department is offering a 5 hour Food Manager’s Refresher Certification Class on Wednesday, June 18.  The class will be held at Pike County Senior Center at 220 W. Adams Street, in Pittsfield from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm.  The class is sponsored by Pike County Health Department and taught by health department personnel.  This is an Illinois Department of Public Health approved class and will satisfy the required 5 hours of continuing education necessary to renew a Food Service Sanitation Manager’s certificate.  Attendees must be present the entire 5 hours to receive full credit towards their continuing education credit.  Because of the new Illinois Food Certification rules, after June 30, no 5 Hour Refresher Class attendance will be approved for re-certification.  Only those persons whose certificate expires before June 30, 2015 will receive credit for this Renewal Class.  Early registration is recommended as class size may be limited.  Registration for the class consists of completing an application form and submitting it along with the course fee of $35.00 to Pike County Health Department.  Application forms may be downloaded from our website at or are also available at Pike County Health Department.  For more information, contact Jane Johnson at Pike County Health Department, 285-4407, extension 118.