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 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.
STEM Program (Wednesday, Feb. 14): Ages 9 to 11 are invited to solve top-secret problems at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesdays in February at the Greene County Fairgrounds. Local teachers, Kate Hillsman and Crystal Pratt, will lead children in hands-on science programs that promote cooperation, team building and logical thinking. More information can be found on the County website. Register today by calling the Department of Recreation at 724-852-5323.
Valentines Day Extravaganza (Wednesday, Feb. 14): Flowing chocolate fountains, cash & carry-out bouquets; wine slushy samples and specialty sweetheart desserts will be at 5 Kidz Kandy on Valentine’s Day from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. while supplies last. Plus Thistlethwaite Vineyards will be on-site for wine tasting and sales from noon to 8 p.m.
Symphonic Band Mid-Winter Concert (Wednesday, Feb. 14): The Symphonic Band will perform selections from the 9th Annual Waynesburg University Conducting Symposium which include “Overture for Winds” by Charles Carter, “Down a Country Lane” by Aaron Copland, “Tempered Steel” by Charles Rochester Young, “Incidental Suite” by Claude T. Smith and “El Capitan” by John Philip Sousa/Brion & Schissel. Free admission and the concert begins at 5:15 p.m. in the Marsh Center at Waynesburg University.
Skate & Dance (Friday, Feb. 16): Enjoy Friday night at Mon View Roller Rink for Skate & Dance. Admission is $8 per person with skating from 7 to 9 p.m. followed by dancing from 9 to 11 p.m.
Movie Flight Night Top Gun (Saturday, Feb. 24): Up ther with the Best of the Best, 6:30 p.m. @ Greene County Airport (bring a chair). Click HERE for details >>
Yoga for Beginners w/ Crista Turner: Learn the fundamentals of Yoga through gentle stretching and simple poses. Build strength, improve balance, align the body, and quiet the mind by creating an overall sense of well-being. Saturday mornings from 10:30-11:30 a.m. in the Vine Room at Thistlethwaite Vineyards. $10 per class and mats provided.
Retro-Spective (Jan. 29 – Feb. 23): Exhibition at Waynesburg University’s Benedum Fine Arts Gallery featuring local artist, Colleen Nelson. Gallery Hours are Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., or by appointment.
Gentle Yoga Classes at Greene County Fairgrounds (Jan. 30 – Mar. 8): Stretch your body, mind & spirit with Gentle Yoga classes at the Greene County Fairgrounds in the upper level of the 4-H Building on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5 p.m. Certified Yoga Instructor, Virginia Wainwright, will teach beginning yoga poses, alignment and gentle movements in and out of poses. Classes are $5 each and you will need to bring a yoga mat. Register by calling the Department of Recreation at 724-852-5323.
Tourism Memos (Notes from Tourism partners):
2018 Memorial Scholarship: The Ralph K. Bell Bird Club of Greene County is accepting applications for the $1,000 Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors, home schooled, college or university freshman & sophomores with a 3.0 GPA or higher. Applicants must be a resident of Greene County, Pa. To enter, applicants must write a 500-word essay stating what you know about the winter birds of Greene County. Essays must be submitted by March 31, 2018. For complete details and an entry application, please email email@example.com or visit your school or college website.
Trip to New York City: Nathanael Greene CDC will be sponsoring a 3-day trip to New York City on May 3, 2018. Participants will be staying at the Manhattan at Times Square Hotel on 7th Avenue. Cost will be $695 for a double, $575 for a triple and $500 for a quad. FMI, contact Mary Shine at 724-943-4462 or firstname.lastname@example.org
February 19, 2018 PRESIDENTs DAY HOLIDAY NOTICE
Greene County Government Offices will be closed in observance of the President Day holiday on Monday, February 19, 2018. Exceptions to the holiday would be Emergency Management/911 Center, the Greene County Prison, and the Transportation Office.
Greene County Government Offices will reopen at 8:30 am on Tuesday, February 20, 2018. FMI, contact the individual offices for further information, or call the County Commissioners Office at 724-852-5210.
The Greene County Transportation Office will be closed Monday, February 19, 2018 in observance of the President Da yholiday, except for scheduled dialysis trips reserved by 12:00 pm on Friday, February 16th, 2018. Our office will reopen on Tuesday, February 20th, 2018 at 7:00 AM.
All Greene County Transportation clients should schedule NO LATER than 12:00 PM (noon) on Friday, February 16th, 2018 for Tuesday, February 20th, 2018.
Clients may call the office at (724) 627-6778 or 1-877-360-7422 for information regarding hours for their service provider.
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.
Click HERE for event flyer, and/or HERE for informational brochure.
2018 ESSENTIALLY YOURS - Thanksful Thursdays!
Come join us for our 2018 Winter/Spring monthly Essential Oil Classes, beginning Thursday, January 4th followed by the 1st Thursday of each month through May 2018. Held at the Greene County Fairgrounds, 4-H Building (upstairs). Click HERE for details of our classes. FMI or to pre-register for any of our programs, call 724-852-5232.
2018 STEMMIN' It UP After School Program
Hey KIDS, join this after school problem solving workshop held for ages 9-11 on Wednesday's at 4:30pm starting in February. Held at the Greene County Fairgrounds, 4-H Building Upstairs. Classes are approximately 1-hour long and $5 for each session. Two Greene County teachers are bringing this STEM after school program to our students. Pre-registration is required.
Click HERE for details of our classes. FMI or to pre-register, call 724-852-5323.
GENTLE YOGA CLASSES
Join us for this six-week session of stretching for body, mind & spirit with certified Yoga instructor Virginia Wainwright. Classes are $5 per class, held at 5 PM on Tuesdays & Thursdays, January 30-March 8, 2018. Greene County Fairgrounds, 4-H Building (upstairs). Must bring your own yoga mat, and helpful to bring a town and bottle of water.
FMI, call 724-852-5323 or click HERE for class brochure of information.
The lifeguard recruitment for Ryerson Station State Park is in progress, the test through PA State Civil Service Commission for lifeguards will be open from January 10, 2018 through February 25, 2018. For the public, it is imperative for anyone interested in working the 2018 summer season at Ryerson Station State Park as a lifeguard this year (the 2018 summer season), will need to get their certifications and apply online through the PA State Civil Service Commission. The link for the PA State Civil Service Commission is: www.scsc.pa.gov/Job-Seekers/Open-Test-Announcements/Pages/default.aspx#education.
Click HERE for the DCNR lifeguard job flyer. FMI, contact Mayr B. Forsyth, Ryerson Station State Park at 724-428-4254 (www.dcnr.state.pa.us
February BOWLBY BITS
Click HERE for Bowlby Library February schedule of programs. Our library is located at 311 N. West Street, Waynesburg, PA | www.evakbowlby.org | Phone: 724-627-9776.
2018 GREENE COUNTY FLASHLIGHT DRAGS
Street racing without the jail time! held at the Greene County Airport, Waynesburg, PA.
RACE Schedule: June 17 ✦ July 22 ✦ August 19, 2018
Dates are subject to change, rain dates will be held on the following weekend if schedules permit! Gates open to public at 11 a.m., race starts at 2:00 p.m. (event finishes around 6:00 p.m.). Cost: $35 to race/$8 to watch (spectator). FMI, call the Department of Recreation at 724-852-5323.
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"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!"