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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 Senator Tim Solobay, 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.


"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.

Recreational Programs:
The following 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.

Annual County Events — Department of Recreation:
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
  • Heroes Run
  • 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

Scheduled County Events — Department of Recreation:

FALL ZUMBA© CLASSWednesdays from 5:00-6:00 PM
with instructor Melissa Farmeli
Eliminate the "work" from "working out". Come join our weekly "simple exercise moves to hip hop music" at the Greene County fairgounds 4-H Building. Save by pre-registering (discount for early registration of the 6-class package), will be offered for $30 making the class sessions $5 each. Must pre-register by Wednesday, October 1. Individual sessions can be attended for $8 per session. Click here for Zumba flyer... call to sign-up or for more information the Department of Recreation at 724-852-5323.



FALL BODY BLAST AEROBICS CLASS Wednesdays from 6:30-7:30 PM
with instructor Shastina Humble
New 6-week session of aerobic exercise to condition the heart and lungs by increasing the oxygen to your body. Participants can choose their own level of intensity (high or low) depending on their level of fitness. Class instructor will be Shastina Humble and classes are held at the Greene County fairgounds 4-H Building. Discount for early registration / save $16 by pre-registering! Click here for aerobics brochure ... call to sign-up or for more information the Department of Recreation at 724-852-5323.



GENTLE YOGA CLASSES OFFEREDtwo sessions, two locations
with instructor Virginia Wainwright
Come and enjoy the benefits of YOGA — Fall Gentle YOGA classes, two 8-week sessions with instructor Certified Yoga instructor, Virginia Wainwright. One session will be held at the Greene County Fairgrounds 4-H building at 107 Fairgrounds Road, Waynesburg on Thursday evenings (6:00-7:30 pm) from September 30-November 18, 2014. The other session will be held at the Mon View Roller Rink & Community Center at 377 Stoney Hill Road in Greensboro, PA, on Thursday evenings (6:00-7:30 pm) from October 2-November 20 (*except for Oct 23 class will be on Wednesday, Oct 22). Discount for early registration by September 29 -- 8 week class package will be offered for $40 (individual classes can be attended at a fee of $8 per session). To pre-register for classes, call the Department of Recreation at 724-852-5323. Click here for program brochure.


October 31, 2014 — SKATE & DANCE

Mon View Roller Rink located at 377 Stoney Hill Road, Greensboro, PA will once again be opening for the fall/winter season. Skate hours: 7:00-9:00 pm / Dance hours: 9:00-11:00 pm, admission is $8. Enjoy these Skate & Dance Friday's. Click here for the brochure with general rules and guidelines and/or click here for skate-dance flyer. FMI, call the Department of Recreation at 724-852-5323.


October 31, 2014 at 7:00 pm — HALLOWEEN SKATE & DANCE

Come joins us for our annual Halloween Skate and Dance at the Mon "Boo" Roller Rink and Community Center at 377 Stoney Hill Road, Greensboro, PA. The skating from 7-9 pm and dance from 9-11 pm. Wear your costume and bring a friend! prizes for the funniest, ugliest, prettiest, scariest, and most original. Click here for the brochure with general rules and guidelines, and/or click here for halloween skate-dance flyer. FMI, call the Department of Recreation at 724-852-5323.


November 28, 2014 — VENDOR DEADLINE for HOLIDAY CRAFT BLAST

Each year the Nathanael Greene Historical Foundation hosts one of Waynesburg's most popular craft shows. Beginning in 208, the craft blast has continuously grown to over 75 of the best crafters in the area. This year's craft blast will be held on SUNDAY, Dec. 14 from 11 AM-5 PM at the Greene County Fairgrounds, Wayneburg, PA. Deadline for vendor application is Nov. 28, click here for vendor application & information. Pick up will be in Carmichaels, Waynesburg and Morgantown. Cost is $40.00. FMI, please contact Jeanne Stacher at 724-887-7747.


December 6, 2014 — BREAKFAST with SANTA

Come have breakfast with the Department of Recreation and their very special guests from the North Pole... Santa and Mrs. Claus. Christmas crafts! Coloring contest and prizes awarded to winners in different age groups, and food for the reindeer! Special treat from Santa! FMI, click here for brochure or call the Department of Recreation at 724-852-5323.


December 12, 2014 — DEADLINE for LETTERS TO SANTA

Let the Department of Recreation elves make your little one's Christmas memories complete with a letter from our good buddy, Santa Claus; straight from the North Pole. Children wishing to receive a personal letter from Santa Claus can do so this holiday season by sending the letters via the Greene County Dept of Rec. All letter applications/information must be received by Friday, Dec. 12. FMI, click here for brochure with letter application form/information or call the Department of Recreation at 724-852-5323.


December 14, 2014 — HOLIDAY CRAFT BLAST

Each year the Nathanael Greene Historical Foundation hosts one of Waynesburg's most popular craft shows. Beginning in 208, the craft blast has continuously grown to over 75 of the best crafters in the area. This year's craft blast will be held on SUNDAY, Dec. 14 from 11 AM-5 PM at the Greene County Fairgrounds, Wayneburg, PA. Deadline for vendor application is Nov. 28, click here for vendor application & information. Pick up will be in Carmichaels, Waynesburg and Morgantown. Cost is $40.00. FMI, please contact Jeanne Stacher at 724-887-7747.


December 29, 2014 — HOLIDAY ESCAPE 2014

Event held from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm at the Greene County Fairgrounds (4-H Building). All children MUST be accompanied by an adult, please bring your own pillow and comfortable seating. Registration is required, call 724-852-5276 to register. Event sponsored by the Greene County Commissioners, the Greene County Human Services, Greene County MAGIC Collaborative, and the Family Stability Community Team. Click here for event flyer.


December 31, 2014 — NEW YEAR's EVE ALL-NIGHT SKATE

Roll in 2015 with our annual New Years Eve "All Night" Skate to bring in the new year from 10 pm-6 am at the Mon View Roller Rink and Community Center at 377 Stoney Hill Road, Greensboro, PA (724-953-3440). Games! Prizes! Cost is $10. Click here for information brochure, and here for skate waiver form.


February 13, 2015 — VALENTINE SKATE PARTY

Join us at Mon View Park at 377 Stoney Hill Road, Greensboro, PA for our annual Valentine Skate from 7-11 pm. Wear red or pink and receive a special treat! (Games/fun/prizes/concession). FMI, call the rink at 724-943-3440 or the Department of Recreation at 724-852-5323. Click here for Zumba Exercise Program Brochure.


MARCH 28, 2015 — EASTER EGG HUNT & SKATE

Join us at Mon View Park at 377 Stoney Hill Road, Greensboro, PA for our annual Easter Egg hunt from 1-1:30 pm and roller skating from 2-4 pm. FMI call the Department of Recreation at 724-852-5323. Click here for a brochure with details.


FLASHLIGHT DRAGS

Held at the Greene County Airport on Roy Furman Highway in Waynesburg, PA. Flashlight Drags offers a safe alternative to street racing. The concept is a throwback to the early days of drag racing, where two cars line up for a race and someone blazes a flashlight to signal the start. It’s an 1/8-mile race, heads-up format, no brackets and no classes—just for fun. That means racers can race against anyone they want, as often as they want. The costs are $30 to race and $6 to watch. Gates open at 11:30 AM/racing starts at 2:00 PM. FMI, call 724-852-5323. Five scheduled Sunday dates for drags include: May 4, June 1, July 6, August 3, September 13, September 13, and August 3 rescheduled due to rain to Sunday, October 5, 2014. Dates are subject to change, rain dates will be the following weekend if schedules permit... want to know if race day is cancelled, visit www.flashlightdrages.com. Click here for an informational brochure.


GEOCHACHING GAME 2014

'Cache Me if you Can'
The Greene County Department of Recreation has launched it's 2014 "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.

HEROES RUN/WALK 2014

September 20, 2014
The Greene County Department of Recreation will host the 2014 Heroes Run/Walk beginning at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, September 20, along the Greene River Trail.

Participants can sign up for the race at a pre-registration rate of $18 by Friday, Sept. 12, or pay a $20 registration fee on the day of the race. Race-day registration and packet pick-up will begin at 7 a.m. at the Greene Cove Yacht Club in Millsboro, Pa. Click here for news release and here for entry form.




FISHING TECHNIQUES and FLY TYING 2014 COURSES
All classes held from 7:00 p.m.—8:30 p.m. at the Greene County Fairgrounds in the 4-H Building #10 (Upper Level) in Waynesburg, PA. FMI call the Department of Recreation at 724-852-5323 or go to any of the following links:
  • Fishing Techniques Course Flyer — Free classes held on Monday and Tuesday, March 17 & 18 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Class limited to 12 participants; pre-registration deadline: Friday, March 14.


  • Fly Casting Course Flyer — Free classes held on Wednesday and Thursday, March 19 & 20 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Class limited to 12 participants; pre-registration deadline: Friday, March 14.


  • Click here for an information brochure.


  • March 4, 2014 News Release: Fishing & Fly Casting Courses

CONFORMATION HANDLING CLASSES Held at the Greene County Fairgrounds. Available to the general public. At the Black Diamond Cluster Show site, Bill Guappone will be teaching classes on handling in the dog conformation ring. He has over 40 years of AKC experience. Classes are $8.00 and will be held every Tuesday evening at 7:00 p.m. Proceeds go to the Greene County ASPCA. Donations will also be accepted. FMI, call Bill Guappone at 724-366-1645 or send an email to wpguappone@atlanticbb.net.

GREENE COUNTY FLEA MARKET Held at the Greene County Fairgrounds on Tuesdays and Saturdays (Unless otherwise noted)


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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