Pontiac Area Chamber of Commerce
  • RECENT NEWS & EVENTS
  • February9th

    The annual preschool screening dates for Pontiac School District 429 will be Feb. 9, 10, and 11 at First Baptist Church, 515 N. Ladd St. in Pontiac.  To make an appointment, please call 815-844-5448.

    The screening is for children ages birth to 6. All 2 1/2- to 5-year-old children who attend the screening will receive a free storybook in an effort to promote literacy. All preschool and kindergarten age children who attend the screening will be entered in a drawing to win a free ipad.

    OSF Saint James-John W. Albrecht Medical Center staff will be present to conduct developmental screenings for children birth to 2 years 9 months.

    District 429 early childhood special education and pre-kindergarten teachers will be screening the 2-year 10-months to 4 1/2 year old children not yet age-ready for kindergarten.

    Parents of 4 to 5 year-old children, who are eligible for kindergarten for the 2016-17 school year, are encouraged to make an appointment for screening.  To be eligible for kindergarten, your child must turn 5 on or before Sept. 1, 2016.  Pontiac School District 429 uses screening numbers to project their enrollments for the following year.  Children should be screened even if they have been seen by the district screening teams in the past.  Students currently enrolled in the pre-kindergarten program and ECSE program do not need to make an appointment for screening.  They are screened in the classroom.

    All children older than 3 will also have their vision and hearing tested.  All children being screened need a certified birth certificate brought to the screening.  Those entering kindergarten must have a certified birth certificate on file before school starts in August.  A copy may be brought to the screening.

    Registration packets will be available in the spring.  A date to pick up packets will be advertised by school website.

  • February9th

    The First United Methodist Church will be holding their annual Pancakes & Sausages on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at the parish hall – 219 N. Chicago St. – from 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

    Cost:  $4.00 for Youth under 10, $8.00 for Adults, $22.00 for entire family

    For more information please call 815-842-1157.

     

  • February10th

    The annual preschool screening dates for Pontiac School District 429 will be Feb. 9, 10, and 11 at First Baptist Church, 515 N. Ladd St. in Pontiac.  To make an appointment, please call 815-844-5448.

    The screening is for children ages birth to 6. All 2 1/2- to 5-year-old children who attend the screening will receive a free storybook in an effort to promote literacy. All preschool and kindergarten age children who attend the screening will be entered in a drawing to win a free ipad.

    OSF Saint James-John W. Albrecht Medical Center staff will be present to conduct developmental screenings for children birth to 2 years 9 months.

    District 429 early childhood special education and pre-kindergarten teachers will be screening the 2-year 10-months to 4 1/2 year old children not yet age-ready for kindergarten.

    Parents of 4 to 5 year-old children, who are eligible for kindergarten for the 2016-17 school year, are encouraged to make an appointment for screening.  To be eligible for kindergarten, your child must turn 5 on or before Sept. 1, 2016.  Pontiac School District 429 uses screening numbers to project their enrollments for the following year.  Children should be screened even if they have been seen by the district screening teams in the past.  Students currently enrolled in the pre-kindergarten program and ECSE program do not need to make an appointment for screening.  They are screened in the classroom.

    All children older than 3 will also have their vision and hearing tested.  All children being screened need a certified birth certificate brought to the screening.  Those entering kindergarten must have a certified birth certificate on file before school starts in August.  A copy may be brought to the screening.

    Registration packets will be available in the spring.  A date to pick up packets will be advertised by school website.

  • February11th

    The annual preschool screening dates for Pontiac School District 429 will be Feb. 9, 10, and 11 at First Baptist Church, 515 N. Ladd St. in Pontiac.  To make an appointment, please call 815-844-5448.

    The screening is for children ages birth to 6. All 2 1/2- to 5-year-old children who attend the screening will receive a free storybook in an effort to promote literacy. All preschool and kindergarten age children who attend the screening will be entered in a drawing to win a free ipad.

    OSF Saint James-John W. Albrecht Medical Center staff will be present to conduct developmental screenings for children birth to 2 years 9 months.

    District 429 early childhood special education and pre-kindergarten teachers will be screening the 2-year 10-months to 4 1/2 year old children not yet age-ready for kindergarten.

    Parents of 4 to 5 year-old children, who are eligible for kindergarten for the 2016-17 school year, are encouraged to make an appointment for screening.  To be eligible for kindergarten, your child must turn 5 on or before Sept. 1, 2016.  Pontiac School District 429 uses screening numbers to project their enrollments for the following year.  Children should be screened even if they have been seen by the district screening teams in the past.  Students currently enrolled in the pre-kindergarten program and ECSE program do not need to make an appointment for screening.  They are screened in the classroom.

    All children older than 3 will also have their vision and hearing tested.  All children being screened need a certified birth certificate brought to the screening.  Those entering kindergarten must have a certified birth certificate on file before school starts in August.  A copy may be brought to the screening.

    Registration packets will be available in the spring.  A date to pick up packets will be advertised by school website.

  • February8th

    Mix & Mingle….come join us for a FREE evening of socializing and great food. Everyone is welcome. Enjoy a chance to win great door prizes and the Chamber’s 50/50 raffle.

    Thursday, February 11, 2016
    5:00 – 7:00 pm
    214 N Main St, Pontiac

    RSVP no later than Tuesday, February 8.
    Call 815.844.5131 or email mkennedy@pontiacchamber.org to RSVP.

  • February11th

    Bingo from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the Pontiac V.F.W. Post #886 – 531 Lincoln Ave. – Pontiac, IL  61764

    For more information please call 815-844-6726.

  • February12th

    Vermillion Players will present “Second Time Around” at the Eagle Theater and Performing Arts Center – 319 N. Plum St. on Friday, February 12.

    Doors open at 6:00 p.m. – Dinner Service at 6:15 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. – Curtain rises at 7:30 p.m.

    Tickets:  $35 for Adult & Senior (Includes Meal),  $25.00 for Child

    Group Sales (20 or more) are $33 per person

    Purchase tickets by calling 815-844-1187 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday or stop by Pontiac City Hall – 115 W. Howard St.

    Catering by Bernardi’s II

  • February13th

    Livingston County Humane Society will be holding their Annual Valentine Day Bake Sale on Saturday, February 13, 2016 at Ace Hardware – 203 E. Livingston St. – from 9:00 a.m. until sold out.

    Please call 815-842-2966 for more information.

  • February13th

    Vermillion Players will present “Second Time Around” at the Eagle Theater and Performing Arts Center – 319 N. Plum St. on Saturday, February 13.

    Doors open at 6:00 p.m. – Dinner Service at 6:15 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. – Curtain rises at 7:30 p.m.

    Tickets:  $35 for Adult & Senior (Includes Meal),  $25.00 for Child

    Group Sales (20 or more) are $33 per person

    Purchase tickets by calling 815-844-1187 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday or stop by Pontiac City Hall – 115 W. Howard St.

    Catering by Bernardi’s II

  • February14th

    Pontiac 66ers vs. St. Louis RiverSharks

    Pontiac Township High School – 1100 Indiana Ave. – Pontiac, IL

    TBD

    Ticket prices are $8 for west side lower bowl seating behind player benches and $12 for east lower bowl seating on either side of our Center Court VIP, Sponsors, and Season Ticket section.