Greene County Tourist Promotion Agency Visitors Guide Hot off the presses, our 2016-17 Official Visitors Guides has arrived!! This full-color, 36-page guide features events, attractions, and photos of your friends and neighbors! To request a copy (or 100), call 724-627-8687 or e-mail tourism.
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 Interests, Events & Notices:
MINING YOUR BUSINESS A free seminar 6-session series (March 1 - May 3, 2017)
Register Today! Limited-seating event. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 412-648-1542 (FMI, visit entrepreneur.pitt.edu). A free seminar series designed for individuals exploring and evaluating the possibility of starting a small business; for dislocated coal-related workers and family members. Must attend all 6 sessions and complete assignments.
Revitalization of SW PA Coal-Impacted Communities through Innovation & Entrepreneurship. Sponsored by the ARC POWER initiative, this program series is offered at no cost.
Click HERE for Mining Your Business program flyer.
March 11-May 3 THINKING ABOUT STARTING A SMALL BUSINESS?
Mining Your Business, a free seminar series designed for: individuals exploring & evaluating the possiblity of starting a small business; dislocated coal-related workers & family members; must attend all six (6) sessions and complete assignments. Program series . . . 8:30-10:30 am at 90 West Chestnut Street in Washington, PA. Seating is limited, register today at 412-648-1542 or email to email@example.com.
Click HERE for event flyer. FMI, visit entrepreneur.pitt.edu.
PLANNING FOR PROFITS Making Small Businesses Lean & Prosperous! (March 16 - May 25, 2017)
Register Today! Limited-seating event. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 412-648-1542 (FMI, visit entrepreneur.pitt.edu). Revitalization of SW PA Coal-Impacted Communities through Innovation & Entrepreneurship. Sponsored by the ARC POWER initiative, this program series is offered at no cost.
Click HERE for Profits Class program flyer.
POWER for Miners
Have you been laid off from a mining-industry related job? DID YOU WORK FOR ANY OF THESE COMPANIES? If so, did you know that there are funds available to support training, re-training and/or employment? Call the Southwest Training Services, Inc. today to find out more and see if you qualify for these opportunities!!! Dave Baer at 724-852-2900 x307 or Jack Burt at 724-229-1350 x296. An Equal Opportunity Employer.
Funds are available to support individuals laid-off from the companies on the attached flyers through a National "POWER" Grant that our Southwest Corner Workforce Development Area has received.
Click HERE for flyer.
March 5 Seabee Birthday. The word "Seabee" is actually a heterograph of the first initials of the words "Construction Battalion" i.e. CB = Seabee. The Seabees legacy comes from the construction of hundreds of miles of airstrips and roadways, the dredging of harbors and building of piers, while building anything and everything it took to accomplish the mission in whatever theater they were assigned going back to 1942. As combat engineers, they build and demolish to support the rest of the forces.
March 13 K9 Veterans Day. is celebrated on March 13th on the official birthday of the US Army K9 Corps, which was formed in 1942. Joseph White, a retired military working dog trainer, originated the idea for the day.
March 15 American Legion Birthday. The day in 1919 when the first American Legion caucus, held by members of the American Expeditionary Force, convened in Paris. Much as the birthday of the United States is celebrated on July 4 – for the day in 1776 when revolting patriots declared the independence of the British colonies and the spirit of America was born – March 15 is the date on which the Legion came to life.
March 29 Vietnam Veterans Day. On January 12, 1962, United States Army pilots lifted more than 1,000 South Vietnamese service members over jungle and underbrush to capture a National Liberation Front stronghold near Saigon. Operation Chopper marked America's first combat mission against the Viet Cong, and the beginning of one of our longest and most challenging wars. Through more than a decade of conflict that tested the fabric of our Nation, the service of our men and women in uniform stood true. Fifty years after that fateful mission, we honor the more than 3 million Americans who served, we pay tribute to those we have laid to rest, and we reaffirm our dedication to showing a generation of veterans the respect and support of a grateful Nation.
VA Outreach . . . As part of our veterans outreach program, we will be going to the following Senior Centers throughout the county on the dates indicated below. For directions to any of these centers, contact the Veterans Affairs office at 724-852-5275:
Centers operated by Community Action:
Bobtown Senior Center: March 28, 2017 @ 10:00 AM August 29, 2017 @ 10:00 AM
Carmichaels Senior Center: April 19, 2017 @ 10:00 AM July 26, 2017 @ 10:00 AM
Jefferson Senior Center: March 15, 2017 @ 10:00 AM August 23, 2017 @ 10:00 AM
Mt. Morris Senior Center: May 10, 2017 @ 10:00 AM October 4, 2017 @ 10:00 AM
West Greene Senior Center (Graysville): March 23, 2017 @ 10:00 AM August 17, 2017 @ 10:00 AM
Independently Operated Center(s):
Clarksville Senior Lions Center (sponsored by Clarksville Area Lions Club) tentative dates:
July 19, 2017 @ 11:00 AM
October 25, 2017 @ 11:00 AM
A locally and nationally certified Veterans Service Officer will be on site to answer any questions and assist veterans one-on-one in filing claims. Veterans residing in each community who are unable to visit the Veterans Affairs office at 22 W. High St., Waynesburg, are encouraged to attend the outreach programs. FMI, call the Greene County Veterans Affairs office at 724-852-5275.
March 2 GREENE COUNTY TRANSITION EVENT!!
Our Early Interventions Services Program is holding a panel discussion to help parents with transition planning and book/activites for children. A Greene Eggs & Ham Breakfast will be served!. RSVP by 2, 2017 to guarantee materials. Held 9:00-10:30 am at the Crosspoint Assembly of God, Carmichaels, PA
Click HERE for event flyer.
This event qualifies you for participation in the 2016-17 Summer LICC Event. FMI or to RSVP, contact Lauren Chambers at 724-852-5276.
The Carmichaels VFW Post 3491 is offering a Free Meal from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on the 4th Thursday of each month. Everyone is Welcome!
UBER COMES TO THE BURG WAYNESBURG!
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).
GET FIT in 2017
The Greene County Department of Recreation’s winter exercise session kicks off on Sunday, Jan. 8 at 2 p.m. with a free Intro to Exercise class. Certified instructors will demonstrate each of their class formats for ten minutes allowing participants to learn more, try each format out and discover their favorites.
Click HERE for the Get Fit in 2017 brochure. FMI or to register, call the Department of Recreation at 724-852-5323.
Also check out additional classes and programs offered by the Department of Recreation for 2017:
The Greene County Department of Recreation has launched it's 2017 "Cache Me If You Can" geocaching game, which involves eight recreation sites across Greene County, including:
Mon View Park, Greensboro, PA
Wana B Park, Carmichaels, PA
Greene River Trail, trail head in Millsboro, PA
Greene River Trail, Cruible, PA
Greene County Airport
Greene County Tennis Courts, Waynesburg, PA
Greene County Fairgrounds, Waynesburg, PA
Alpha Aquatics, Waynesburg, PA
Click HERE for brochure with pass code application and/or HERE for event flyer.
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!"