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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(Ad approved by Commissioner Blair Zimmerman)
Community Events & Services 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:
2017 GREENE COUNTY FLASHLIGHT DRAGS
Street racing without the jail time! held at the Greene County Airport.
Scheduled race dates: May 21 ✦ June 18 ✦ July 23 ✦ August 27 ✦ September 17, 2017. Dates are subject to change, rain dates will be held on the following weekend if schedules permit! Gates open at 12:00 noon, race starts at 2:00 p.m. Cost: $30 to race/$6 to watch.
Greene County’s three public pools will open for the first swim of the season Saturday, May 27. Alpha Aquatic Center in Waynesburg will open at noon and Carmichaels Pool in Carmichaels and Mon View Pool in Greensboro will each open at 1 p.m. during the three-day Memorial Day weekend.
Click HERE for press release of locations, times, and general information.
2017 QUARTERLY ELECTRONICS COLLECTION!
Quarterly collection site at the Greene County Fairgrounds, Arena Barn from noon to 3:00 pm on the following Wednesdays: March 29 ✦ June 14 ✦ August 30 ✦ October 18, 2017.
Event is sponsored by the Greene County Commissioners, Blair Zimmerman, Dave Coder, and Archie Trader, and State Representative Pam Snyder. Legislative staff will be on hand to answer questions on state-related programs such as CHIP or Property Tax/Rent Rebate. FMI, call Greene County recycling coordinator Mimi Ritenour at 724-852-5300 or Rep. Pam Snyder's office at 724-966-8953.
Tot School-Summer Session is held every Wednesday from 10a-12pm at the Social Hall of St. Ignatius Catholic Church in Bobtown, PA. Children ages 0-5 and their caregivers are welcome to attend. This is a FREE Early Learning Program. Our curriculum incorporates STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) so the children have a wide range of hands-on learning experiences. Each week, the children learn a letter of the alphabet, a color, and a shape. As always, we have music, arts, crafts, snacks, and lots of fun.
Saturday (8/19): Golf Outing, Kids Fun Run and 5K Race
Sunday (8/20): Coal Queen Pageant
Tuesday (8/22): Exhibits, Baby Contest voting, Carnival and DJ Dave Plavi
Wednesday (8/23): Pet Parade, Exhibits, Baby Contest voting, Carnival and DJ Dave Plavi
Thursday (8/24): Bicycle Parade, Child’s Mini Vehicle Parade, Exhibits, Baby Contest voting, Carnival and DJ Dave Plavi
Friday (8/25): Carnival, Joe’s Dusty Discs music performance with special appearance by Elvis, and King Coal Prince and Princess winners announcement
Saturday (8/26): Car Show, Eastern Miners Collectors Show, Parade, Carnival and Shadow Cats music performance.
Sunday Summer Concert Series (Sunday, August 20): Bob Podish Live at the Wine Bar at Thistlethwaite Vineyards from 1-4 p.m. along with Barbeque on the Move food truck. No cover charge and no outside alcohol.
Solar Eclipse (Monday, August 21): There will be a total solar eclipse crossing the center of the country. In Greene County, the sun will be about 90% blocked. It may be possible to view the sun’s outer atmosphere, the corona, at this time when using special protective visors. Come to Ryerson Station State Park to see this rare event from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. A limited number of protective visors will be available to the public during this free event. Meet in the Day Use Area.
Tourism Memos (Notes from Tourism partners):
Volunteers Needed! Volunteers are needed for the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall that will be on display at the Greene County Fairgrounds from September 28 to October 1. Opportunities for volunteering include: motorcycle escort on Wednesday, Sept. 27, assembly of the wall on Wednesday, and disassembly of the wall on Monday, Oct. 2. Volunteer shifts for 24-hour security, parking attendants, and providing assistance with locating names are also being secured for Thursday to Sunday. If you have questions or would like to volunteer, please contact Rick Black at 724-998-0598 or Donnie Martin at 724-350-7841.
Save your coffee grounds! The Corner Cupboard Foodbank is utilizing used coffee grounds in their Community Garden as fertilizer. FMI: 724-627-9784.
Community Builders of Greene County: The Community Foundation of Greene County is accepting applications for the Community Builders course. It is an eight-session leadership development course that provides the tools needed to serve as an effective board member or facilitator to improve the quality of life for your community. A limited number of partial scholarships are available on a first come basis. FMI: www.cfgcpa.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wags, Whiskers, and Wine Tickets: Tickets are on sale now at the Humane Society of Greene County for their dinner dance fundraiser – Wags, Whiskers, and Wine held on September 16, 2017 at the PA National Guard Readiness Center.
ESSENTIALLY YOURS 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, August 17th Topic: Be On Guard, for your family and learn how to use our protective blend to help ward against seasonal threats. Make and take home protective hand cleansing spray. Itovi scans will also be offered free for anybody who is a member with Doterra. If you are not a member, your first scan is free and then the additional ones are $10 each. Itovi scans are a way of seeing what oils your body is most receptive to at the time of the scan.
Thursday, September 7th Topic: Take Time to Focus, join us for an evening that will help spark your facus on the positive. We will be making aromatherapy jewelry that can be worn to help increas your mental awareness and focus. Make and take Aromatherapy Jewelry.
Thursday, October 5th Topic: Make Over Your Laundry Room, come learn ways to make natural essential oil based products that will help you to incorporate more natural ways and less fchemicals into your daily washing routine. Make and take Laundry Room Helpers.
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.
August 19, 2017 AVIATION DAY in GREENE COUNTY
Held at the Greene County Airport, Waynesburg, PA from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., presented by SOAR of Greene County, PA, with special thanks to EAA Chapter 842 for hosting Young Eagles rides. Click HERE for event flyer. FMI, visit www.soarofgreenecounty.org of call 724-344-9693 (Email: soarofgreenecounty#gmail.com.
August 19-26, 2017 64th ANNUAL PENNSYLVANIA BITUMINOUS COAL SHOW
COAL MINERS - held from 9am to 2pm day of the Coal Parade on Saturday, August 26 at the firehall in Carmichaels. General admission is $1. Vendors with various coal mining paraphernalia (lights, hats, tins, buckets, etc.) and all mining related artifacts.
Hosted by the King Coal Association, Inc. Click HERE for informational flyer. FMI, visit www.gogreenecounty.org or call 1-877-280-6867.
August 27, 2017 GREENE COUNTY FLASHLIGHT DRAGS
Street racing without the jail time! held at the Greene County Airport, 2017 scheduled dates: May 21, June 18, July 23, August 27, and September 17. Dates are subject to change, rain dates will be held on the following weekend if schedules permit! Gates open at 12:00 noon, race starts at 2:00 p.m. Cost: $30 to race/$6 to watch. Click HERE for Flashlight Drags brochure with racing rules, and HERE for event flyer.
GREENE COUNTY VETERANS AFFAIRS ANNOUNCEMENTS: (questions, call 724-852-5275)
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) - 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 (unless otherwise posted) at the Greene County Farigrounds. FMI, call the Department of Recreation at 724-852-5323.
2017 Church Lawn Festivals (note that dates are subject to change due to weather or other circumstances) begin serving at 5:00 p.m.
June 24 Spraggs United Methodist Church
July 8 Valley Chapel First United Methodist Church in Brock, PA
July 29 Fairall United Methodist Church
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.
2017 All-Day Yard Sales (note that dates are subject to change)
June 2-3 Mather, PA (1st Friday & Saturday in June). FMI, contact the Jefferson Township Secretary at 724-883-4900.
June 3 Greensboro, PA (1st Saturday in June). FMI, call Mary Shine at 724-943-4462.
July 15 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!"