Art Speaks – Nov 24 thru Dec 6 – Pittsfield, IL

artArt Speaks, the loudest silent auction you will ever attend, is November 24 – December 6 at Free Press Coffee Shop in Pittsfield with original pieces made by Mrs. Davidsmeyer’s art classes. Winners will be announced December 6. Proceeds go to the PHS Art Program.

PHS Food & Toy Drive Begins This Week – Pittsfield, IL

check this out buttonPHS Student Council Food and Toy Drive began this week. Food, personal items and money for 20 families and 30 senior citizens will be collected. Each child receives a toy they have specified on a wish list, plus an outfit (top and bottom) of winter clothing, unless they have specified an other clothing need. Clubs and organizations are asked to bring specific items.

A giving tree with gift tags will be in the front foyer by November 17. Purchases must be new items only. Money will also be collected in homerooms. Final day to contribute is Friday, December 17. Homeroom with the most points will enjoy a celebration in January. Contact Mrs. Davidsmeyer or Mrs. Aebel for more information.

Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner – Nov 20 – Pittsfield, IL

thanksgiving1The Pittsfield United Methodist Women invite you to their Annual Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner on Thursday, November 20 from 11 am to 1 pm. Only $10 dine in or carry out adult tickets. Dinner includes turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn, green beans, creamed turnips, cranberry salad and pie. The dinner will be held at the Orr Hall. No need to find a parking place, just drive thru and follow the signs!

Art Contest at Illini Oncology Department – Submissions due by Nov 18 – Pittsfield, IL

artIllini’s Oncology Department is moving to a new space and would like area artists to submit artwork to help decorate the new area. The artist can choose any type of artwork and the subject of the piece is also left to the artist’s discretion. Artwork will be judged during the open house for the new space that will be held this winter. Prizes include: First place, $250; Second place, $100; Third place, $50. Artwork must be submitted by November 18 to the Illini Public Relations Department. For more information call 217-285-2113, ext 3810.

Last Month to Purchase Tickets for All-Sport Raffle

sub-logoThis is the last month to purchase tickets for the All-Sport raffle. Tickets can be purchased from any athlete or the office of Pittsfield High School. The drawing for the winning tickets will be held Saturday, November 29 at half-time of the Saukee boys basketball game during the Saukee Turkey Tournament. First prize in the drawing is $5,000. There will be eleven other winners.

Operation Christmas Child 5K Fun Run – Nov 15 – Pittsfield, IL

operation xmas childThe Pittsfield United Methodist Church Youth Group will host an Operation Christmas Child 5K Fun Run and 1 Mile Walk on Saturday, November 15 at 8:30 am. The race will start at the church. Registration begins at 8 am on Saturday.

HCE Garden Unit Meeting – Nov 18 – Pittsfield, IL

pch groups and clubsThe HCE garden unit will have their meeting on Tuesday, November 18 at 2 pm at the Farm Bureau Hall. We will make a potpourri bowl so please bring a glass bowl (rose bowl or apothecary type) and a small doily to cover the top. If you have potpourri, scented oils, etc. that you can share please bring them along. A small string of lights can be added to the bowl if you wish. Come join the fun!

Lunch & Learn for Gardeners – Dec 3 – Pittsfield, IL

pch groups and clubsLunch and Learn for gardeners, Pike County Extension Office, 1301 E. Washington St, Pittsfield, from noon to 1:30 pm. Lunch will be available or you may bring your own. Reservations must be made by November 26. Call 217-285-5543 or go to

Girl Scout Daisy Troop Food Drive – Nov 16 – Pittsfield, IL

girl scoutsThe Girl Scout Daisy Troop 5112 Food Drive will be held at Wal-Mart on Sunday, November 16 from noon to 4 pm. Donations will go to the local food pantry.

Rotary Club seeks bids

Something Different buttonRotary Club of Pittsfield is seeking bids from those interested in serving a noon lunch weekly to approximately 35 attendees. Please contact Noelle Flesner at 217-491-5805 for more instructions and details. Bids must be received by November 10th and may be mailed to the Rotary Club of Pittsfield, PO Box 145, Pittsfield IL 62363.