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Recreational Events
Department of Recreation for Greene County


Contact Persons: Jake Blaker, Director
Pamela Blaker, Parks and Recreation Manager


Greene County Fairgrounds
107 Fairgrounds Road, Waynesburg, PA 15370
Phone: 724-852-5323 / Fax: 724-852-5356
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m.—4:30 p.m., Monday—Friday

The Recreation Programs offered both year-round and seasonal offered to the residents of Greene County. New programs are continuously being established to introduce a variety of new programs throughout the county so as to accommodate all persons and county residents as well as tourists. Our Recreation Department and County Commissioners hope that you enjoy our many programs. Click here for individual informational brochures.


Note of Appreciation:
A special thanks to PA State Representative Pam Snyder, and our Greene County Commissioners Chuck Morris— Chairman, Archie Trader, & Blair Zimmerman for their continued support of Recreation in Greene County.

Have a Program Idea? Greene County is always interested in offering new and innovative programs to our community. Do you have a skill or talent that you would like to share? Would you lied to teach or volunteer? If so, call the Department of Recreation at 724-852-5323 with your idea and to discuss opportunities.

Recreational Programs:
The following annual events and programs are offered through our Department of Recreation. Our Program Cancellation Policy: The Greene County Department of Recreation reserves the right to cancel classes or activities due to insufficient enrollment or unforseen circumstances.

January February
  • All Night Skate on New Year's Eve
  • Fly Tying courses
  • Skating — Fridays & Saturday's
  • Fly Tying courses
  • Skating — Fridays & Saturday's
  • Motorcycle Swap Meet

March April
  • Miss Greene County Pageant
  • Easter Egg Hunt and Skate
  • Fly Tying courses
  • Skating — Fridays & Saturday's
  • Skating — Fridays & Saturday's
  • Championship Bull Riding
  • Greene County Child Fest

May June
  • Dock-to-Lock 5K/10K Race
  • Flashlight Drags
  • Greene County Pools open
  • Greene County Sheep & Fiber Festival
  • (Memorial Day weekend) SWPA Saddle Club Charity Horse Show
  • Flashlight Drags
  • Swim Lessons
  • Carmichaels Pool parties

July August
  • Flashlight Drags
  • Swim Lessons
  • Carmichaels Pool parties
  • Waynesburg Lions CLub Fireworks Celebration/Display
  • Jacktown Fair
  • Flashlight Drags
  • Greene County Fair

September October
  • Flashlight Drags
  • Power Pull Truck & Tractor Pulls
  • Mon View Roller Rink opens
  • Aerobics classes
  • Zumba classes
  • 4-H Market Hog Show & Sale

November December
  • Skating — Fridays & Saturday's
  • Aerobics classes
  • Zumba classes
  • Breakfast with Santa (Greene County Fairgrounds)
  • Christmas Homecoming & Craft Show
  • Fly tying courses
  • Skating — Fridays & Saturday's

Recreation Department offering new spring programs:

The Greene County Department of Recreation is springing into the season with a new series of classes and programs focusing on outdoor activities and indoor hobbies. All classes will take place in different buildings at the Greene County Fairgrounds in Waynesburg.

New programs include classes in gardening, essential oils, jewelry making, cake and cookie decorating and youth conditioning. Pre-registration is required, and individual registration fees vary.

The "Greene Thumbs" gardening class will be held at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday from April 7-28. Taught by members of the Penn State Master Gardeners, classes will cover starting a garden on a budget; growing fruit trees and pruning; poison prevention; and asexual reproduction in plants. “Greene Thumbs” is being offered through a partnership between the Department of Recreation and the Greene County Penn State Extension Office. Cost is $5 per class.

"Essentially Yours-Natural Solutions for You and Your Family" will be offered from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays from April 12-May 17. Instructor Kelly Mackey will lead the class, starting with an introduction to essential oils and adding something each week on how to bring essential oils into participants’ family lives. Samples will be available, and participants can make and take their own oils. Topics include all natural cleaning products, rollerball therapy and reflexology using essential oils. A guest massage therapist will be at the reflexology class to discuss the combination. Cost is $5 per class.

The second class, "Essential Oils . . . Home, Mind and Body," will start at 6 p.m. April 21 and run every Thursday through May 12. Raquel Evans and Amy Ponzoo will instruct participants on using essential oils for cleaning, gardening, pets, facials and body care. Make and takes will be offered at each of the four classes along with refreshments using essential oils. Cost is $5 per class.

Angel Boyle will lead "Creative Jewelry Making" classes every Monday and Thursday evening from April 11-May 5. The Monday classes will run from 6 to 7 p.m. and are open to adults and children ages 5 and older. The Thursday classes will run from 6 to 8 p.m. and are open to adults and children ages 9 and older. Each class will focus on a different skill, such as basic stringing, foot and ankle bracelets, wire crimping, peyote bracelets and Swarovski earrings. The Monday classes cost $20 per person per class, and the Thursday classes cost $40 per person per class.

On Wednesdays from April 20-May 11, children ages 7 to 17 can attend "Kids Cake and Cookie Decorating," taught by Von Lee. Classes will start at 6 p.m. Topics include basic piping skills, flower decorating, fondant types and how to color dye frosting, among other techniques. Participants will practice on sugar cookies, cupcakes and a cake, all of which they can take home to enjoy. A container must be brought each week. Cost is $20 per class.

Finally, the department will introduce new four-week classes in youth conditioning on Mondays and Tuesdays. Elementary-age students will begin at 5 p.m. Monday, April 11, and middle school students will start at 6:15 p.m. April 11. Those one-hour classes cost $10 each per student. High school students will have two-hour sessions from 5-7 p.m. beginning Tuesday, April 12, at a cost of $15 per class per student. Taught by Calvin Blunt, a certified personal and speed trainer, of Team6Blunt, classes will help youth with speed building, core strength and agility. Training will focus on footwork; leg, glute and hip strength; form and technique; and muscle memory drills.

For more information, or to pre-register for any of the classes, call the Department of Recreation at 724-852-5323, or visit www.co.greene.pa.us.


Scheduled County Event Information — Department of Recreation:
2015-2016 Season — SKATE & DANCE Fridays at MON VIEW ROLLER RINK
Admission is $8 and event hours are from 7 to 9 PM skating & 9 to 11 PM dancing. Roller rink is located at 377 Stoney Hill Road, Greensboro, PA 15338. FMI, call the Department of Recreation at 724-852-5323 or Mon View Roller Rink at 724-943-3440. Click here for brochure.


GEOCHACHING GAME

'Cache Me if you Can'
The Greene County Department of Recreation has launched it's 2016 "Cache Me If You Can" — geocaching game, which involves eight recreation sites across Greene County.

Geocaching is an outdoor treasure-hunting game using global positioning system (GPS) software and GPS-enabled devices, such as smart phones. Prizes or other items of interest are hidden at specific sets of GPS coordinates, and participants are challenged to find each geocache. Entries will be drawn each month. Click here for a full brochure of GPS coordinates and clues.


"Canary Library Program" — What a Program Idea:
The Greene County Commissioners and the Department of Recreation are partnering with the Greene County Library System to pilot a new summer reading program called “Canary Library."

Throughout the summer, carts containing library books for all ages will be available at each of the three Greene County pool sites – Alpha Aquatic Center in Waynesburg, Carmichaels Pool in Carmichaels and Mon View Pool in Greensboro. Children and adults alike will be encouraged to take a book, read and enjoy it, then either return it to the pool or keep it – all for free and without a library card. The carts will host a variety of book interests for adult and child readers.

Pictured are Pam Blaker (left) and Debbie Bristor representing the Carmichaels Crusaders at the Carmichaels pool. The book cart is part of the Canary Library. The idea behind it is that while you are enjoying the County-operated pools this summer, you can take a book and/or leave a book. This service is FREE to everyone. If you would like to donate money or books toward the project, please call Pam Blaker at 724-852-5323. FMI, click here to read the canary library news release.


For general information, please contact the Information Services
at 724-852-5399 / Toll Free: 1-888-852-5399
Greene County Office Building, 93 E. High Street, Waynesburg, PA 15370


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