Category Archives: Something Different

Royal Spa LA Grand Opening – Dec 6 – Louisiana, MO

RS LA grand opening flyer
Royal Spa LA Grand Opening in Louisiana, MO on Sunday, December 6 from 11-7

Royal Spa is celebrating the opening of its newest location in Louisiana, MO.  The salon will be open to the public from 11 am to 7 pm with great prizes to be given away during this event.  Be sure to come and enjoy cupcakes, snacks and wine as they celebrate.  Royal Spa LA is located at 2201 Georgia St. in Louisiana, just east of the Pike County Memorial Hospital.

Senior Stylist Nickie Johns (owner of Royal Spa, Pleasant Hill, IL) and Junior Stylist Kayla Latham will be on hand to answer questions and schedule appointments.  Nickie is well known for her big city style and amazing color abilities and her amazing 3-D nail art, gel nails and more.  Kayla is ready to serve customers with great cuts and styles for men, children and women. Walk-ins are always welcome.  Call 573-560-4408 or 217-917-2600 with questions or to set up your appointment.  Be sure to visit Royal Spa’s Facebook page at to see what Royal Spa and Royal Spa LA can do for you.

Murder Mystery Party – Oct 20 – Pittsfield, IL

Murder Mystery Kickoff Flyer

The Relay For Life of Pike County is holding a Murder Mystery Party Tuesday, October 20 for their 2016 Relay For Life Kick-Off!


All are invited to attend to learn more about Relay For Life, register a team for the 2016 event, and solve a murder! Enjoy some delicious refreshments, mingle with friends, and get involved in Pike County’s fight against cancer!


An Assassination in Hollywood Murder Mystery Party Relay For Life Kick-Off

Senior Citizens Center

220 W. Adams, Pittsfield, IL

6:00 PM

$5 suggested donation

The Positive Parenting Program – Sept 17, 24 & Oct 1, 8, 15, 22 – Pittsfield, IL

Hobby Horse House and Tracy Foundation presents The Positive Parenting Program.

Parenting is the most important and challenging job you will ever have!  All parents have questions and concerns about their own parenting skills.  The Positive Parenting Program is excited to share evidence-based practices to enhance parenting and nurturing skills, using curriculum from the Nurturing Parenting Program.

This class is free open to any parent wanting to enhance their own parenting skills and share some of their struggles and accomplishments.  We are excited to offer this course and assist parents in skill-building, utilizing support and discussing how to nurture themselves and their children throughout their lives.

Next class sessions will be held on:  September 17, 24 & October 1, 8, 15, 22.  All classes are on Thursday afternoons and include daycare and lunch/snacks.  Transportation is available for those within the Pike County, IL area.

Location:  Pittsfield Community Center at 224 W. Washington in Pittsfield.  To register contact Ericka or Birdie at 217-243-7708 or by fax 217-243-5557.

G-P Athletic Boosters sponsoring Kelly Miller Circus with Tiger Meet & Greet! – Oct 5 – Griggsville, IL

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Griggsville-Perry Athletic Boosters are sponsoring the Kelly Miller Circus Monday, October 5.  Everyone is invited to come out and watch the animals being unloaded and fed, witness the raising of the big top, followed by a special Tiger Meet and Greet.

Activites will begin at 7:30 am and the tent will be raised at 9 am.  Guides will be furnished for school groups and anyone attending.

The traditional “old style” circus will present performance at 4:30 pm and 7:30 pm.  Support the Griggsville-Perry Athletic Boosters – buy your tickets in advance and save.  Tickets can be purchased at Griggsville City Hall, Farmers National Bank (all 4 branches) and online at

Tickets can be purchased at Farmers National Bank of Griggsville.  Adults (ages 12 and up) are $12 and children (ages 2-11) are $6.  The last day to purchase will be on October 2nd.


From the Kelly Miller Circus website: The circus travels on a fleet of 36 vehicles and requires an area of 350’ by 350’ to set up on. The colorful circus big top has a seating capacity of 1100 and is made of waterproof vinyl. The tent is 120’ by 120’ and is 40’ high and is supported by more than a quarter of a mile of heavy gauge aluminum tubing as well as several miles of rope, steel cable and chain. In 2007, another exciting chapter in its history began when the show was purchased by John Ringling North II. Mr. North’s great uncles were the famous Ringling Brothers, his grandmother, their only sister. Born into this most famous of circus families, John grew up on the “Greatest Show on Earth”, learning circus operation from his father Henry Ringling North, and Uncle John Ringling North. He is dedicated to the circus, always seeking ways to improve it. Mr. North can be seen at most performances watching the show with a critical eye.

Visit Kelly Miller Circus on Facebook or their website at

Young Eagle Airplane Rides come to Pittsfield – July 11 – Pittsfield, IL

Jacksonville EAA Chapter 137 will be at Pittsfield Penstone Airport on Saturday, July 11 for a Young Eagle event, which provides airplane rides to youth.  Children between the ages of 8 and 17 will be given an opportunity to have an introductory flight.

EAA is an international organization with 170,000 members that has given over 1.6 million Young Eagle rides.  Purpose of the program is to develop interest in aviation.

Rides will be given 9 am to 1 pm.  A parent/guardian needs to be present for registration.  EAA members that are qualified pilots, using donated aircraft, will provide the service.

This is the fourth year the Jacksonville chapter has hosted the event at Pittsfield.  They also provide Young Eagle rides two other times a year in Jacksonville.  In 2014 more than 80 rides were given in Pittfield.

For more information, local contact is Kim Curry, 217-833-2484.

Homeowner’s Resource Fair – June 9 – Pittsfield, IL

A Homeowner’s Resource Fair is June 9, 2-4 pm at Findley Place Community Room, 400 W. Jefferson St. in Pittsfield.

USDA Rural Development, Ameren, West Central Illinois for Independent Living, Pike County Health Department, Two Rivers Regional Council and Pike County Senior Services will be there.

Event is open to all ages. Topics include 100% financing to home buyers, energy incentives, weatherization, home repairs, help to keep disabled homeowners in their homes, dangers of lead-based pain and radon, meals on wheels, amplified phones, housekeeping assistant and Medicare information.

Come and see what you might qualify for.

For information, call Diana Belknapp at 217-244-9307 with USDA, or Connie 217-285-6150 with Pike County Senior Services.

Water Aerobic Classes begin May 28 – Pittsfield, IL

Water Aerobic classes will be held every Tuesday and Thursday, 12 – 1 pm and 5-6 pm for adult swim time, starting May 28 at King Pool in Pittsfield.  For those who want to take advantage of water on other days, adult swim time is everyday from 6-8 am, 11-1 am, and 5-6 pm.  There are adult swim time summer passes for those who might want to come just to walk in the water or to swim during these hours.  This pass is only good for the adult swim time.  Any questions call:  Helen Hilgedick at 217-285-4524 or King Pool 217-285-6011.

PHS Art Show – May 8 & 10 – Pittsfield, IL

PHS Art Club will host the PHS Art Show on Friday, May 8 from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm and Sunday, May 10 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm.  Come check out the work from these amazing artists!

Members of the art club that will be showcasing their work are: Brianna Motley, Hailey Burnett, Caitlyn Sherman, Courtney Reel, Briana Kattelman, Jordan Wadden, Alyssa Graham, Kyler Phillips, Becca Foster, Heather Alred, Tyler Westfall, Damian Leavell, Peter Greening, Kara Smith, Aubrey Henderson, Bekah Kean, Emily Hooper, Abigail Cash, Mackenzie Carsey and Skylar Vincent.

Artist of the Year Award Winners are:  Alyssa Graham and Kyler Phillips.

Vendor’s Market Returns to Nucci’s – Pittsfield, IL

Come shop locally!  Large variety of items, new and used.  Local homegrown produce will be available.  Vendors and garage sale individuals wanted!  Every Saturday in front of Nucci’s Pasta House, 231 N. Madison in Pittsfield from 11 am to 3 pm.  You will need your own table and is free of charge.  Contact Tammy at 217-285-1336.


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Check out some Pike Co, IL History! – May 2 – Pittsfield, IL

If you missed seeing Snyder’s barn last year, you will have an opportunity Saturday, May 2 to view the hundreds of Pike County artifacts in this huge collection.  The Snyder family will have the barn items on display from 10 am to 4 pm.  The East School Museum, Shastid House, and Pike County All Wars Museum will also be open.