Always Ready to Serve (ARTS)

The Pittsfield Always Ready to Serve (ARTS) Club was established in 1936 and is a member of the General Federation of Women's Clubs which is a State and National organization. This organization is open to women who want to be active in community events and want to make their community a better place to live. We do several fundraisers a year that enable us to give back to our community. We also support other clubs by partnering with them. We donate to various causes in the community. We meet once a month, September through May, at the Pittsfield Public Library at 6:30 pm. For more information contact Marjorie Pfeiffer 426-8870 or Beverly Rollins 487-2778.

Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks (BPOE)

The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks (BPOE) or known simply as the Elks is a social and service organization whose Pittsfield lodge is known as the Sebasticook Valley Lodge 2713. The Elks partner with other organizations to benefit the community, raise money for scholarships, and offer their facility for events. Anyone over the age of 21 may apply for membership with a sponsorship of a current Elks member. They meet the 2nd and 4th Mondays at 7 PM at the lodge on Middle Street during the year with the exception of July and August when they meet the last Monday of the month. Anyone interested in becoming a member or wanting to rent the hall, should contact Mike Havey at 416-3203.

Bethleham Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star

Bethleham Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star is a charitable organization and the largest fraternal organization for both men and women in the world. Their meetings are held the third Thursday each month at the Masonic Hall on Hamilton Drive, Pittsfield at 7:00 P.M. The chapter contributes to both the local community projects as well as national organizations. You must be 18 years or older to apply for membership and need someone in your family history to have been or is presently a Mason. Applications can be provided by any member or call Cynthia Lewis at 487-5628. Dues are $20.00 annually.

Friends of the Pittsfield Public Library

Friends of the Pittsfield Public Library, a group of dedicated fans, support and aid our unique library. Annual meetings are held on May with additional meetings being called whenever necessary. Information may be found on the library website and at the front desk in the library. Membership fees are a mere $10 annually and donations are always welcome. Come and join us for a truly exciting and beneficial experience.

Girl Scouts

Girl Scouts: From Daisies to Ambassadors, to learn more about Girl Scouts in the area, contact the Abnaki Girl Scout Council at 207-989-7474 or log onto Girl Scouts of Maine for more information.

Greater Pittsfield Area Kiwanis

Kiwanis clubs all over the world work to make life better for kids. Members of the Greater Pittsfield Area Kiwanis raise money for local camps and homeless shelters, serve community meals, and plan special events for kids and their families, events like Kiwanis Karnival in July, the Holiday Warm Up in November, the Easter Egg hunt on Easter Saturday and the Bike Rodeo. We meet the second and fourth Monday of each month at Angler's Restaurant in Newport, ME. Join us for a meal, stay for a cause.

Heart of Pittsfield (HOP)

Heart of Pittsfield (HOP) works to promote economic development & community connections through its co-facilitation of town activities and its active Facebook page. HOP meets at posted times at the Pittsfield Public Library. All are welcome. For more information, go to Heart of Pittsfield or contact Jane Woodruff: 487-4762.

Knifty Knitters

The Knifty Knitters began meeting in the Pittsfield Public Library more than 10 years ago. While the purpose of the group is to encourage knitting, crocheting, and other forms of handcrafts, friendships have been formed as well. On Monday afternoons, from 2-4 pm, you'll find a group of crafters welcoming anyone who walks into the room. Known for their skill and generosity, the group teaches, encourages, and shares with the community. The holiday Giving Tree, covered with mittens, scarves and hats to be distributed throughout town, is a testament to the group's dedication.

Peltoma Fish and Game Driftbuster Association

The Peltoma Fish and Game Driftbuster Association mission statement is to promote safe and organized snowmobiling and to establish a trail system for snowmobilers to use with local landowners' permission. The Driftbusters meetings are held every 4th Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm. We currently meet at Huff Powersports Rt 100 in Pittsfield during the months of September through April. Our membership dues are: Business $30, Family $25, Single $20, and Supporting member $10. To join our club please contact Jim Dunphy at 207-487-3083 or e-mail You can visit our website.

The Pinnacle Ski Club

The Pinnacle Ski Club is a non-profit organization that operates a ski slope to promote and encourage skiing in Pittsfield, Maine. As a non-profit, we are supported by members. Family memberships are only $100 for a full year and come with free learn-to-ski lessons. Come join the great family fun! For more information contact our officers at

Pittsfield American Legion Post

The Pittsfield American Legion Post, known as the Burns W. Knowlton Post No. 32 meets on the last Saturday of every month at 1:00 pm in the Pittsfield Elks lodge on 140 Middle St. Membership is open to members of all U.S. Armed Services including those who were honorably discharged. Membership dues are $35 annually. The American Legion is available to help and advise all Veterans who may have needs ranging from medical through and including housing. Post 32 is placing primary focus on our youth with a view towards instilling standards of good citizenship and appreciation of our country's founding, it's Constitution, and principles of freedom. For more information contact the Post's commander, retired U.S. Marine Colonel Michael D. Wyly by phone at 207-341-0675 or by email:

Pittsfield Community Garden Club

The Pittsfield Community Garden Club was organized May 11, 1932. The purpose of the club is to advance gardening and to improve the beauty of the town. The club plants and maintains six town gardens, hosts speakers, and visits area gardens. Members meet monthly September through April with a fundraising plant sale held in May. If you would like more information, please call 660-2075, or contact

Pittsfield Pack 428 Cub Scouts

Pittsfield Pack 428 Cub Scouts: Our mission is to guide and prepare adolescents to make moral and ethical decisions in their lives by instilling the Scout Oath and Scout Law. As far as functions go, we have guest speakers come in, field trips, award ceremonies, working in the community, fundraisers and parties. We meet every Tuesday, on days there is school (so not on vacation weeks) at Vickery School from 6-7 PM. The first Tuesday of every month is just a leader's meeting so we don't expect kids to be there on the first Tuesday of the month. We start as early as kindergarten up to fifth grade, which then the Cub Scouts cross over to Boy Scouts. It is $45 to join Cub Scouts and continuing members get a discount and pay $34. This includes a book, neckerchief, hat and awards/patches. We also are looking for a few volunteers to help in our den meetings - please contact me if interested or if you have questions. Hope Haskell at 207-416-6062 (text/call).

Pittsfield Seniors

For those 50 and over, the Pittsfield Seniors meet every Wednesday at 9:00 AM at the Elks lodge on Middle Street. For several hours, they enjoy a morning of friendship, food, and entertainment. Anyone interested can just come at 9 AM any Wednesday morning. You will be welcomed.

Scarlet Dames

The Scarlet Dames are a Red Hat group started by a few ladies over 50 in 2003. We had a meeting and created a calendar for a year. At our first Thanksgiving we bought toys, hats and mittens for the Little Wanderers in Waterville and still continue this practice. Other things we do when we get together is lunches at different places, bus trips plays and wineries. We have also marched in the Egg Festival parade a few times. We each give $5 at our Thanksgiving meeting to give to 3 food cupboards in our area. We are always open to new members. If you would like to join, call 487-3945 for Rebecca, leave a phone number and a short message. 

SVH Auxiliary

The SVH Auxiliary's main purpose is to raise funds for our local hospital, Northern Light SVH. Funds are raised through a variety of activities and events. The Auxiliary also offers two $500 scholarships, one to a MCI senior and one to a Nokomis senior who are continuing studies in the medical field. The Auxiliary meets the third Thursday of each month from September until June at 9:30 am in the Northern Light SVH conference Room at 130 Leighton Street in Pittsfield. Dues are $10 per year for active members and $15 per year for inactive members. A lifetime membership is $50. For more information please call 487-2778.