Greene County Tourist Promotion Agency Visitors Guide Hot off the presses, our 2017-18 Official Visitors Guides has arrived!! This full-color, 35-page guide featuring annual events, covered bridges, general stores, mail pouch barns, attractions, and more! To request a copy, call 724-627-8687 or e-mail tourism.
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Now available in Waynesburg; need a ride? UBER can get you there, your own private taxi! Just download the app and get riding. Click HERE for flyer.
(Ad approved by Commissioner Blair Zimmerman)
Community Events & Services Bulletin Board for Greene County
Phone: 724-852-5276 / Toll Free: 888-317-7106 / Fax: 724-852-5368 Office Hours: 8:30 a.m.4:30 p.m., MondayFriday
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Our COMMUNITY webpage includes a variety of information, from community events, fairs, festivals, fundraisers, and more... as well as job opportunities to the communities of Greene County. We hope you find this community webpage useful and will return often!
Do you have an item or event for posting? here are a few helpful guidelines for submitting items:
Submit events with flyers when possible; provide your event name, date/time, location, and a brief description of the event; plus a contact person with a phone number or email. Send in an email to rthornberg with the County of Greene.
Upcoming Community Events & Notices:
SPOTLIGHT ACTIVITIES in GREENE COUNTY
For additional upcoming events (spotlight activities) or more information, please check the Greene County Tourism website at www.VisitGreene.org or the Community Events calendar online at www.co.greene.pa.us.
Quarterly Electronics Collection (Wednesday, Oct. 18): Quarterly collection site at the Greene County Fairgrounds from noon to 3 p.m. Accepted electronics include Computer equipment, laptops, printers, peripherals, VCRs, stereos, cameras, telephones, electronic cables, games, audio, video & test equipment, monitors and calculators. Freon appliances are $15 each and Fluorescent tubes/CFLs are $1 per bulb. One TV per carload per event will be accepted.
WHS HallowGreene Community Fall Festival (Thursday, Oct. 19): Come see, first-hand, what’s new at WHS Greene. Free health screenings, trunk-or-treating for kids (12 and under), refreshments and a chance to win Steelers tickets or other prizes. Admission is free, but pre-registration is advised to skip the registration lines.
Warrior Trail Association Meeting (Thursday, Oct. 19): The Warrior Trail Association is holding their monthly meeting and pot luck dinner at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday at the headquarters in Fordyce. Speaker Mary Beth Pastorius will be speaking on the historical buildings of Greene County featuring the John Corbly homestead and preservation of the home. The topic will also include how Indians used the Warrior Trail to scout and plan the Corbly massacre. The public is invited to attend.
Fall Foliage Hike (Sunday, Oct. 22): The leaves are changing color and providing excellent views while hiking at Ryerson Station State Park. Meet at Pavilion 2 in the Day Use Area at 1 p.m. for a walk in the woods and a discussion on how and why leaves change color and the impact it has on wildlife.
Skate & Dance; Flashlight Fright Nights; Jacktown Fall Festival; Hall-o-Wine Celebration with the Shadow Cats; DJ Mac & DJ Brett’s ‘To die for’ Halloween Party; Waynesburg University home football game
Lydia Brennan "Senior Show" (Sept. 18 – Oct. 13): Waynesburg University Senior, Lydia Brennan, presents her Senior Show in the Benedum Fine Arts Gallery. Gallery hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Fall 2017 Group Exercise Classes: The fall Session of Group Exercise classes at the Greene County Fairgrounds ends November 16. Classes are only $5 each! Pre-registration is encouraged by calling the Department of Recreation at 724-852-5323.
PiYo - Sundays at 3:30 p.m. and Wednesdays at 6 p.m.
Core de Force - Sundays at 4:30 p.m.
Cardio Kickboxing – Mondays and Wednesdays at 5 p.m.
Buti Yoga – Thursdays at 6:15 p.m.
Gentle Yoga - Tuesdays at 5 p.m.
Tourism Memos (Notes from Tourism partners):
Mon View Roller Rink Opening: The Mon View Roller Rink will be opening on Friday, October 27 for the first Skate & Dance of the season. Admission is $8 per person with skating from 7 to 9 p.m. followed by dancing from 9 to 11 p.m.
Greene County Heritage Workshop:Pre-register today for the "Greene County Heritage Workshop: Practical Ways to Care for Your Historic Building(s)" scheduled for Saturday, November 4 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Margaret Bell Miller School. The cost is free and includes a boxed lunch. Reservations are required by October 31.
Christmas Gift Card Raffle: Tickets are now available at the Greene County Tourism office and other Chamber locations for the Greene County Chamber of Commerce's Christmas Gift Card Raffle (valued at $1,735). Tickets are $10 each (includes two numbers). The winning number will be the first official 7 p.m. PA Pick 3 Daily Number on Saturday, November 17. A limited number of tickets are available.
Brews, Booze & Bubbles Tickets: Get dolled up and join Flenniken Public Library for a roaring good time on Saturday, Nov. 4 at the Carmichaels Fire Hall. Beverages by Red Pump Distillery, Washington Brewing Company and Washington Winery with catering by Hartsek. 1920's dress is encouraged, but no required. Tickets available now at Flenniken Public Library ($25 per person).
October PURPLE PORCH PROJECT - DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month The Purple Porch Project sponsored by select Lowe's Home Improvement stores in SWPA is back for October! Shine a light on domestic violence by picking up your purple bulb all throughout the month. Share photos of your awareness efforts! Together, we can end domestic violence!
Click HERE for Purple Porch Project flyer and HERE for Domestic Violence Services of SWPA and #PurplePorchProject
October 2017 BOWLBY PUBLIC LIBRARY - FALL STORY HOURS
Fall Story hours begin on Tuesday, Oct 3rd at the Bowlby Public Library in Waynesburg. Plan to pre-register your infant, toddler or preschooler for ten (10) weeks of story time fun at the Library! The Library also offers regular programming for Young Adults (Teen Advisory Group) every Wednesday at 4:00 pm. The Library is currently taking registration for story hours >>> click HERE for listing.
FREE TOT SCHOOL - FALL SESSION
Welcome to the FREE fall session of Tot School, staffed by Speech Therapist and Early Childhood Instructors. Open to children ages 0-5 years. Snack/craft/music/play - Early Learning/Play Group with support from STARS Foundation. Registration encouraged, but not required. *Parent/caregiver must be present*
EVERY WEDNESDAY September 13-December 6 10:00 am - 12:00 pm St. Ignatius Social Hall in Bobtown, PA.
EVERY THURSDAY September 14-December 7 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Crosspoint Assembly of God in Carmichaels, PA.
Note that Wednesday and Thursday sessions will not be the same so children and families can participate in both sessions, if interested. Click HERE for event flyer. STARS Foundation is a nonprofit organization located in Carmichaels, PA serving children and families in SWPA. FMI, please contact STARS Foundation at 724-319-2043 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2017-2018 SKATE & DANCE SEASON
It's time for Skate and Dance FRIDAYS again at the Mon View Roller Rink from 7pm-11pm weekly. Admission is $8. Skate hours: 7-9pm and Dance hours: 9-11pm. Located at 377 Stoney Hill Road, Greensboro, PA. FMI, call 724-852-5323 to the Department of Recreation.
HERE for event flyer, and/or HERE for informational brochure.
Recreation Department activity ESSENTIALLY YOURS SERIES Presents: THANKFUL THURSDAYs! held monthly
Thankful Thursdays presented by Essentially Yours and the Department of Recreation kicks off this Thursday (August 17) at the Greene County Fairgrounds in the upper level of the 4-H Building. Class is $5 per person and you can register by calling the Department of Recreation at 724-852-5323.
Thursday, November 2nd Topic: Beautify Naturally, come learn differend ways to add essential oils to your everyday hygienic routines. we will discuss many ways to incorporate more natural methods daily. Make and take Essential Oil-based Deodorant or Body Wash.
Thursday, December 7th Topic: Christmas Make-and-Take Workshop, join us for several opportunities to make Christmas gifts for your family and friends. This event will include one free item that is included with your class fee. There will be other items for sale as well that you can make as gifts.
Series hosted: Kelly Mackey. Click HERE for event flyer or call 724-852-5323 to pre-register.
October 16-November 9, 2017 APPRENTICESHIP READINESS PROGRAM
Get Ready! Start Your Career in building and construction trades now! October 16-November 9 (Monday-Friday) from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm at the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC Washington County Center). Includes Nationally recognized curriculum, improved job opportunities, interaction with 16 building and construction trade unions, 2-3 Union Training Center tours and visits. Classes are FREE. Enroll today at 724-480-3448 or 412-735-0851. HERE for event flyer with requirements.
October 21, 2017 THANKSGIVING DINNER
Saturday, October 21th, 5:00 pm at the Valley Chapel First United Methodist Church in Brock, PA. Come on out to our little country church for a big traditional turkey dinner with all its fixins'. It kicks off the fall season. Delicious dessert to take extra home with you! Take out orders available.
FMI, contact Linda Thomas at 724-627-6958.
October 21, 2017 EDUCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP CHINESE AUCTION ITEMS NEEDED!
The Educational Scholarship Committee of the Greene County Chamber of Commerce is seeking items for the Chinese Auction at the annual Membership Banquet on Saturday, October 21st!
All proceeds from the auction benefit the Educational Scholarship Fund. To make a donation, please contact Michelle at 724-627-5926 or email@example.com (click HERE for event flyer.)
October 21, 2017 FLENNIKEN LIBRARY ANNUAL FUNDRAISER DINNER
"Booze, Brews & Bubbles" Wine and dine and support the Flenniken Public Library. The Board of Directors is hosting the annual dinner on Saturday, November 4th at the Carmichaels Fire Hall, 420 West George St. from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. The event will feature Washington Brewing Company, Washington Winery, and Red Pump Distillery. Guests will have the opportunity to sample from each vendor and enjoy a catered dinner.
Get your tickets today, cost $25 each and may be purchased at the library or any board member. Proceeds go to support the library operating expenses. Click HERE for Press Release and HERE for event flyer. FMI, contack the library at 724-966-5263 or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org (Website: www.flenniken.org)
October 25, 2017 'Trick or Trick to Safety', and Early Intervention Event
The EI-LICC presents: "Trick or Treat to Safety" held from 5:00 - 7:00 pm on Wednesday, October 25 at the Greene County Fairgrounds, Waynesburg.
Please Register in the Upper Auction Building when arriving!
*Informational displays on Greene County programs and resources.
Feel free to wear your "non-scary" halloween costume (optional) Trick-or-treat will occur at each of the informational booths following the evening's presentations.
FMI, call Lauren, Allicia, Erin, or Melissa at 724-852-5276, at the Early Intervention Program Office.
Click HERE for event flyer. Event sponsored by your Greene County Commissioners, the Greene County Human Services - Early Intervention Program, and the Family Stability Team of MAGIC.
Saturday, 2:00 am, November 5, 2017 DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME ENDS:
Don't forget to change your clocks ... the time falls back by an hour on Saturday at 2:00 am. The mornings will get lighter and the evenings darker and those living in participating states of the United States will get an extra hour in bed.
(Trivia: The exceptions to DST are Arizona, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and American Samoa).
Friday, November 10, 2017 Musical Mysteries & more
Dinner Theatre to Die For! and Masontown American Legion present Monster Mash Murder. The event of the century is at hand as Witch Hazel turns a century older, come out and see what happens next! $40 includes dinner and show (doors open at 6:30pm). Proceeds benefit the American Legion Post 423 Auxiliary.
Click HERE for event flyer. FMI or reservations, call 412-691-2553.
GREENE COUNTY VETERANS AFFAIRS ANNOUNCEMENTS: (questions, call 724-852-5275)
Special days coming up veterans:
September 2: V-J Day (Victory over Japan Day) is the day on which the Empire of Japan surrendered in World War II, in effect ending the war (1945)
September 11: Patriot Day an annual observance as the National Day of Service and Remembrance (September 11, 2011 to remember those who were injured or died during the terrorist attacks in the United States; the "Star-spangle Banner" written by Francis Scoot Key (1814), Ladies Auxiliary VFW Organized (1914).
September 14: U.S. Constitution approved (1787) Constitution and Citizenship Day
Greene County Farmers' Markets, Flea Market, Lawn Festivals, and more: (NOTE: dates are subject to change)
Waynesburg Farmers Market May 17 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm (recurring event every Wednesday) through October 25, 2017 - the market provides for area residents to purchase fresh, locally grown fruits, vegetables, flowers, and herbs directly from the farmers and gareners who grow them. The market also features baked goods, locally grown produce, meats, and eggs.
This year, the market will once again be located in the heart of Waynesburg and will operate every Wednesday from mid-May through mid-October from 10am-2pm. A hot lunch will be available, so downtown employees can shop at the market during their lunch hour. Waynesburg Prosperous & Beautiful invites the community to the weekly Farmers' Market to support local farmers and gardeners, socialize with friends and neighbors and take part in a lively downtown event! FMI, call 724-627-8119
(www.waynesburgpa.org (Waynesburg Prosperous & Beautiful)
Waynesburg Flea Market 7:00 AM-2:00 PM every Tuesday and Saturday at the Greene County Farigrounds (unless otherwise posted). FMI, call the Department of Recreation at 724-852-5323.
Church Lawn Festivals (note that dates are subject to change due to weather or other circumstances) begin serving at 5:00 p.m.
Spraggs United Methodist Church (last Saturday in June). FMI, call Jan Dulaney at 724-435-7167.
Valley Chapel First United Methodist Church in Brock, PA (3rd Saturday in July). FMI, call Linda Thomas at 724-627-6958.
Fairall United Methodist Church (4th Saturday in July). FMI, call the church at 724-627-9575.
Typical Festival Menu includes: Creamed Chicken, Ham Barbecue sandwiches, Hot Dogs, Homemade Noodles, Baked Beans, Potato Salad, Cole Slaw, Melon Cup and homemade pies and cakes; beverages of iced tea, lemonade, coffee & pop will also be sold. (menu subject to change slightly). Everyone is welcome.
All-Day Yard Sales (note that dates are subject to change)
Mather, PA (1st Friday & Saturday in June). FMI, contact the Jefferson Township Secretary at 724-883-4900.
Greensboro, PA (1st Saturday in June). FMI, call Mary Shine at 724-943-4462.
Cabbage Flats, PA (3rd Saturday in July) 24th Annual all-town yard sale, held along Route 88 in Greensboro, PA. FMI, 724-943-3645 or email email@example.com
"Buy Local, Buy Greene" Network:
The "'Buy Local, Buy Greene" campaign was launched in 2011 to promote Greene County businesses and educate consumers on the power of buying local. Several local organizations have partnered to provide funding for this initiative which includes a social media campaign, promotional materials, and give-a-ways items. There is no cost involved to join the network. Seventeen businesses signed on to the network in 2013 and nearly 50 consumers pledged to spend a total of $4,829/month at local businesses through out online survey.
The Buy Local, Buy Greene campaign is successful due to the partnership of Community Bank, Greene County Conservation District, Greene County Tourism, University of Pittsburgh Small Business Development Center, Wayensburg Area Chamber of Commerce, Waynesburg Prosperous & Beautiful, and Waynesburg University Center for Research and Economic Development. The conservation district provides technical assistance in reaching agricultural communities in Greene County.
Get the facts and make your pledge to join the LOCAL GREENE COUNTY effort at: www.waynesburgpa.org/buylocal.html. FMI, or to schedule a speaker for your group contact: Buy Local, Buy Greene chairperson, Lindsey Biddle at 724-627-9054. Remember you have a choice of where you eat, shop, and do business. The Buy Local, Buy Greene Committee urges you to "Choose Greene!"