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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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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., Monday—Friday

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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.

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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.
Ongoing:
  • 10,000 Villages (Nov. 24-Dec. 22): 10,000 Villages, hosted by First United Methodist Church, provides a variety of artisan-made items from third world countries that help them earn a living wage. It will be located at the Mission House on 146 West Franklin Street, Waynesburg, PA 15370 beginning November 24 until December 22. Hours of operation include Tuesdays/Thursdays/Fridays from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. All forms of payment will be accepted. A percentage of the proceeds will go to support Erin’s InsideOut Café.
  • Student Art Exhibit (Nov. 27-Dec. 8): The student art exhibit will showcase the best student work of the fall semester. The exhibit will include a variety of mediums, such as drawings, prints, ceramics, sculptures and two- and three-dimensional pieces. The pieces on display are selected by the Waynesburg University art faculty. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, or by appointment at the Benedum Fine Arts Gallery. Call 724-852-3274 for more information.
Next Week:   Essentially Yours: Thankful Thursdays; Skate & Dance; Open Skate; Music Program Concert @ Waynesburg University; Mt. Morris Christmas Parade; Center Township Community Christmas Celebration; Holiday Craft Blast.

Tourism Memos (Notes from Tourism partners):
  • Lippencott Alpacas Christmas Store! Take care of your Christmas shopping early this year at Lippencott Alpacas. Everyone on your list will want warm socks (including new Candy Cane socks), gloves, reversible gloves, glittens (in 6 colors), lined mittens, driving gloves, soft scarves, or colorful varieties of yarn. Plus there is a large selection of alpaca-fiber sweaters and new sport vests from Red Maple in stunning new colors for men and women. Layaway and custom orders are possible now. Store hours are 7-days/week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. beginning Black Friday or call 724-852-4084 to arrange your own private shopping experience.

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.
December 2017 — BOWLBY PUBLIC LIBRARY DECEMBER CALENDAR
The Friends of the Bowlby Public Library would like to invite you to attend the Holiday Open House featuring the Friends' Cookie Walk/Cookie Raffle on Wednesday, December 6, from 3:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. at the Bowlby Public Library in Waynesburg. Cookies will be for sale for $4 per dozen (box container) or $6 per dozen (Christmas Tin provided by the Friends). Pictures with Santa will also be available from 3:30 'til 6:30 p.m. that day; the cost is $10 for two 5x7 photos. The Library is also offering a Holiday Story Time from 5:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Raffle tickets are on sale now for $1 per ticket or 6 tickets for $5 for a Cookie Basket (filled with 12 different cookie-filled tins), a Children’s Christmas Basket (filled with toys, games, books, etc.). read more here >>>

December 2, 2017 — DEPARTMENT OF REC PRESENTS YOUTH CHRISTMAS ACTIVITIES

Santa Claus and Christmas will be the focus of two upcoming activities hosted by the Greene County Department of Recreation.

Letters from Santa
Local children may send a letter to Santa in care of the Department of Recreation and receive a personalized letter from Santa just before Christmas.

Parents are requested to send a completed letter request form with the child’s letter by Tuesday, Dec. 12 to Greene County Department of Recreation, ATTN: Santa Claus, 107 Fairgrounds Road, Waynesburg, PA 15370. The form includes the child's contact and basic information including gender, age and any gifts requested from Santa. "Dear Santa" templates and letter request forms are available online at www.co.greene.pa.us (or see below list).

There is no fee for Letters from Santa as funding has been provided through various sponsors and fundraising efforts the Department of Recreation holds throughout the year. Requests are limited to one per child.

The holiday activities are sponsored by the Greene County Commissioners, Department of Recreation, Hartley Inn, Lola Energy and Rice Energy.

(Click HERE for event brochure). For more information on Breakfast with Santa or Letters from Santa, call the Department of Recreation at 724-852-5323.

List of templates for letters to Santa:
  1. Santa & Christmas trees template
  2. Snowman template
  3. Winter Sledding template
  4. Candy cane template
  5. Christmas Scroll template
  6. Mistletoe template
  7. Christmas presents template
  8. Stripes & Santa template
  9. Dots template
  10. Snowflakes template


Holiday Escape 2017


Free skating and escape for the holidays will be held at the Mon View Skating Rink in Greensboro, on Friday, December 29th from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

All children must be accompanied by an adult!

— FREE FOOD — PRIZES — GAMES — FREE SKATING —

Sponsored by the Greene County Commissioners, Greene County Human Services, and the Greene County MAGIC Collaborative, Family Stability Community Team. FMI, contact HS at 724-852-5276.
December 6, 2017 — HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE
3:30-6:30pm at Eva K. Bowlby Public Library. The Friends of the Bowlby Public Library would like to invite you to attend the Holiday Open House featuring the Friends' Cookie Walk/Cookie Raffle at the Bowlby Public Library in Waynesburg. Cookies will be for sale for $4 per dozen (box container) or $6 per dozen (Christmas Tin provided by the Friends). Pictures with Santa will also be available from 3:30 'til 6:30p.m. that day; the cost is $10 for two 5x7 photos. The Library is also offering a Holiday Story Time from 5:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Raffle tickets are on sale now for $1 per ticket or 6 tickets for $5 for a Cookie Basket (filled with 12 different cookie-filled tins), a Children's Christmas Basket (filled with toys, games, books, etc.). Also joining us will be Pittsburgh artist Isaac Bower sharing his current project, Cojiform. Join Isaac for a hands-on playshop experience, and see what you can create using multiples of these unusual sculptural forms. Cojiform encourages trial and error experimentation, toward an ever-expanding catalogue of three-dimensional patterns and compositions. FMI, call the library at 724-627-9776.
December 7, 2017 —
6-7:00 pm. Come learn different 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. 6-7 PM at the 4-H Building, upper-level, Greene County Fairgrounds, hosted by Kelly Mackey. FMI, call the Department of Rec at 724-852-5323.
December 8 — Christmas Buffet
Join the Greene County Career and Technology Center for its Annual Christmas Buffet Friday December 8th. 11:30am till 1:30pm. Enjoy the food prepared by Dan Wagner and his future chefs.
December 8 — Holiday Craft & Vendor Show
from 10am-3pm at Rolling Meadows Nursing & Rehab Facility. Local vendors and crafters will be set up at Rolling Meadows Nursing and Rehabilitation for holiday shopping. Lunch and baked goods will be available to purchase. All proceeds from food sales will benefit The Homestead Memory Care Unit and The Rolling Meadows Alzheimer’s Walk Team. Please stop by and support your local businesses. FMI, contact Deb Hull at 724-627-3153.
December 9, 2017 — MT. MORRIS CHRISTMAS PARADE

Gather your friends and family to start a new holiday tradition!All groups are welcome to join; great prizes for the judges's top 3 favorite folats! Lineup at 3:30 pm at the United Methodist Church at 256 Mt. Morris Road. Parade starts at 4:00 pm. Deadline to sign-up is Dec. 1st. Register online at https://goo.gl/forms/0dWQkSsvnloT6vto1. Click HERE for event flyer.

December 9, 2017 — CENTER TOWNSHIP - COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS

Center Township presents A COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION on Saturday, December 9 in Rogersville. Come on out and enjoy their festivities: 4:00 Parade, 5:00 Tree Decorating, 5:30 Tree lighting ceremony at the Rogersville Community Bank. Pictures with Santa at the Kesterson-Rush Funeral Home following the tree lighting ceremony. Activities and "Ugly Sweater Contest" at the Center Township Building, Rogersville, PA. Click HERE for event flyer.

December 10, 2017 — HOLIDAY CRAFT BLAST

Bringing you the finest crafters in the region on Sunday, December 10 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Greene County Fairgrounds, at 107 Fairgrounds Road, Waynesburg. Homemade soups and sandwiches will be available. FMI, visit natgreene.org for www.VisitGreene.org. Click HERE for event flyer.

December 13-15, 2017 — Toys for Tots Donation Drive
Lisa Brown Allstate Agency is collecting new, unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots. All toys collected will stay in Greene County. Donations will be accepted from Oct. 13th - Dec. 15th at their office at 140 Bill George Drive, Waynesburg. FMI, call 724-710-3101 or email lisabrown@allstate.com
December 16, 2017 — Santa is coming!
5-7:00 PM, free to all ages! Santa, games, cooking decorating, prizes for the kids. Take pictures with Santa. Held at the Mason-Dixon Historical Park on Dec. 17th. FMI, visit www.masondixonhistoricalpark.com or call, 304-879-4101.
December 16, 2017 — Wreaths Across America
The Wreaths Across America program is happening in Greene County! We have started with one cemetery this year and hope to add at least one more cemetery each year, to eventally get every Veteran in Greene County a Wreath for Christmas. A Ceremony will be held on Saturday December, 16th, 2017 at noon for all to attend. For more information on Wreaths Across America, please visit www.wreathsacrossamerica.org
December 25 & 26, 2017 — CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY NOTICE

Greene County Government Offices will be closed in observance of the Christmas holiday on Monday and Tuesday, December 25 and 26, 2017. 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 Wednesday, December 27, 2017. 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 and Tuesday, December 25 and 26, 2017 in observance of the Christmas holiday, except for scheduled dialysis trips reserved by 12:00 pm on Friday, December 22, 2017. Our office will reopen Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at 7:00AM.

All Greene County Transportation clients should schedule NO LATER than 12:00 PM (noon) on Friday, December 22, 2017 for the week between Christmas and New Years.

Clients may call the office at (724) 627-6778 or 1-877-360-7422 for information regarding hours for their service provider.

January 1, 2018 — NEW YEARS DAY HOLIDAY NOTICE

Greene County Government Offices will be closed in observance of the New Years Day holiday on Monday, January 1, 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, January 2, 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, January 1, 2018 in observance of the New Years Day holiday, except for scheduled dialysis trips reserved by 12:00 pm on Friday, December 29, 2017. Our office will reopen on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at 7:00 AM.

All Greene County Transportation clients should schedule NO LATER than 12:00 PM (noon) on Friday, December 29, 2017 for Tuesday, January 2, 2018.

Clients may call the office at (724) 627-6778 or 1-877-360-7422 for information regarding hours for their service provider.

Recreation Department activity — ESSENTIALLY YOURS SERIES Presents: THANKFUL THURSDAYs! — held monthly
Thankful Thursdays presented by Essentially Yours and the Department of Recreation held 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, 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.
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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!"


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