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Posted: Friday, October 3, 2008 3:29 am | Updated: 11:03 am, Fri Feb 1, 2013.

Oct. 2-Oct 18

GCYC fall ball season at the Youth Center will consist of four clinics on Saturday mornings from 10 a.m. to 12-noon with possibility of a scrimmage game after instruction. These clinics started Saturday, Sept. 27 and continue through the first three Saturdays in October (Oct. 18). Anyone already registered for fall ball can call for information and if you are interested in attending please call Lori at 409-1577.

Oct.5-Oct. 26

Fellowship Baptist Church, 725 Gate Road, Madison, will be hosting the "One Nation Under God" program each Sunday through Oct. 26. Children, teens and adults can come together to celebrate our American history and heritage that is so often left out in our public schools and arenas. Services are held at 9:45 a.m. for Sunday School; 11 a.m. worship; 7 p.m. Sunday evening and 6 p.m. Wednesday evening. For more information call 540-948-5970.

October 1

The Marshall Watson Memorial Golf Tournament will be held Wednesday, Oct. 1 at 1 p.m. to benefit scholarships for William Monroe High School; four $1,000 scholarships awarded each year. A hole in 1 at #18 wins a new vehicle; donations are tax-deductible. Volunteers to work event appreciated; contact Jerry Breeden or Martin Mooney for details 434-985-7654.

October 2

Greene Library Book Discussion Group meets Thursday, Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. to discuss A More Perfect Constitution: 23 proposals to revitalize our Constitution and make America a fairer country by Larry J. Sabato. Calls for revisions to the Constitution to restore equity for ordinary citizens and offers proposals to reinvigorate the document to incorporate changes to the structure of Congress, the Electoral College, the Supreme Court and a mandatory national service.

The Montpelier Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution will meet Oct. 2 at 9:30 a.m. for a brunch meeting in Madison at Madison Presbyterian Church. A $6 reservation check needs to be mailed to the chapter treasurer. The program is "Colonial Needlework" and will be presented by Leslie Gagliardi, Mid-Atlantic Region Director of the Embroiderers Guild of America.

Special Education: A Crash Course is a free parent training program to be held Thursday, Oct. 2 from 7-9 p.m. at Ruckersville Elementary School. First, start with the basic assumption that you are an equal partner in your child's education. Now, join us for a review of the basic elements of the Special Education process and the Individual Education Plan. We will share some of the ideas and suggestions that make for a successful partnership between families and schools. It is a proven fact that parent involvement greatly enhances the effectiveness and success for a child's educational experience, and we will show you ways to make that happen. This class is presented by Sarah Blech, Coordinator of PREP/Parent Resource Center. For more information and to register call PREP/Parent Resource Center at (434) 975-9400 ext. 2342 or

The free Greene Care Clinic is hosting an open house for the community at 39 Stanard Street, Stanardsville from 4-7 p.m. Every one is invited to come and visit the new clinic next to Skyline Cap in the lower level of the Commissioner of the Revenue Building.

October 4

Dyke Community Workshop, Saturday, October 4, 9:00am-12:00

noon, Dyke Fire Station, Help Plan your Community's Future. Join fellow citizens in creating a vision for the County's future. Greene County is beginnings an update to its Comprehensive Plan. A Comprehensive plans sets the framework for how out land is used, identifies improvements to our transportation network and provides a useful guide to many other County programs and needs.

October 2-December 18

Preschool Storytime: Thursdays, Oct. 2-Dec. 18, 10:30 a.m. for ages 2-5. No registration required; join us for songs, finger plays, books, and flannel board stories. Storytime concludes with a simple craft your child can take home each week. Siblings welcome. Storytimes in Oct.-Dare to be scared! Come hear some not too scary stories. We will also read books about community helpers and autumn. Decorate your own pumpkin on Oct. 30. The Puppet show: Rainbow's Creatures Great and Small! is Thursday, Oct. 16, 10:30 a.m. for all ages. Are you ready for a musical review of animal songs and stories? Join Grandpa as he introduces you to some amazing creatures, great and small, during this fantastic puppet show by award-winning author David Messick. This fun show will provide entertainment for the whole family. Storytimes in Nov.: Celebrate Children's Book Month as we explore some great books about families, feelings and ourselves. Make a place mat to take to Thanksgiving dinner on Nov. 20.

October 6-7

Four County Players is please to announce auditions for its upcoming production of Dickens classic "A Christmas Carol" by Michael Paller. Auditions will be held Oct. 6-7 at 7 p.m. at Four County Players playhouse in Barboursville. The cast consists of five males, two females and three children (two males, ages 10-13 and one female 10-13). Performances are Fridays, Dec. 5, 12, 19 and Saturday afternoons, Dec. 6, 13, 20, Saturday evenings, Dec. 6, 13, 10 and Sunday afternoons, Dec. 7, 14. Please be prepared to read from the script. Please call 540-832-5355 with questions or email

October 7

The Ruckersville Citizens Council will meet Tuesday, Oct. 7 in Ruckersville Fire Hall at 7 p.m. with Tony Williams, Economic Development Authority Director, as speaker to discuss efforts regarding businesses in Greene. If you have questions call 985-3870 or visit website at:

October 7 & 14

The Rippin Run Garden Club will hold a workshop Oct. 7 at the home of Janice Atkinson at 7 p.m. to prepare the registration bags for the district meeting. The regular club meeting will be Oct. 14 at 7:30 p.m. at Greene County Extension Office. The program will be "How to Present Horticulture" for the upcoming Spring Flower Show. For more information call Janice at 985-1522.

October 11

The Big Ball Tournament to benefit the youth of Greene County will be held Saturday, Oct. 11 starting at 9 a.m. at Greene County Youth Center. Four game guaranteed, top two teams in each bracket go to double elimination or the championship. Depending on how many teams sign up it may turn into a two-day tournament. Winning team gets tee-shirts. Please contact Devin Madison at 434-985-8429 or Mike Lamb at 434-978-6037.

The Greene County Taxpayers Assoc. Inc. will have a spaghetti dinner on the 11th of October from 4:00pm. to 7:00pm. at the American Legion/Taxpayers Bldg. Tr. 230. Spaghetti, Salad, bread, dessert, and drink. Adult $6.00, children 3 to 12, $3.00, and under 3 free. "Come out and join us for good food and fellowship."

October 13-14

GRACE (Greene Alliance of Church and Community Efforts) will be sponsoring an Angel Tree Program designed to help families provide gifts for their children ages infant to 17; families do need to register and qualify by household income. Please note: This program is designed to help families that have no other means of providing Christmas gifts for their children. If you typically receive help from friends, family members, etc. please do not sign up for this program; we would like to help as many children as possible. You must bring your DBT card and/or your household income pay stub to the GRACE Office on Monday, Oct. 13 or Tuesday, Oct. 14 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Only referrals from DSS will be accepted after registration. For more information contact GRACE at (434) 985-6792.

October 14

Looking for the perfect character to play this Halloween? How about a superhero? It's quick and easy. You can save three lives with one donation of blood. The Greene County Lions Club and Virginia Blood Services urge you to be a lifesaving blood donor during their blood drive on Tuesday, October 14th, from 2:00pm. to 6:30pm. at a location TBA. To make an appointment or get more information, call Lion Mick Carrier at 434-985-6648.

You too can be a superhero this Halloween. Best part- no cape or tights required!

October 15

October free TRIAD Workshop. For all seniors. Topic: digital TV Transition. 222 Main Street ( Library bldg) JABA conference room. Stanardsville, Virginia.

October 16

October is VA Archaeology Month. George Whitewolf, Assistant Chief of the Monacan Indian Nation, will speak about Monacan culture past and present, in the 2nd annual joint meeting of the Greene County Historical Society and Greene County Library, October 16, at 7pm. in the Greene County Library Meeting room, Stanardsville. Please call 434-985-5227 for more information.

October 25

Doe Club Annual Craft Show will be held Saturday, Oct. 25 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Elks Club, 389 Elk Drive, Charlottesville, Pantops area.

William Monroe High School Class of 1978 will celebrate its 30th reunion Saturday, Oct. 25 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with a family gathering on the playground at Greene County Primary School in Stanardsville. Pack a lunch and drinks, bring pictures and lawn chairs. The class will gather from 6 p.m. to midnight at Blue Ridge Café in Ruckersville for a reception, dinner and dancing. The cost is $26 per person (this includes tax and gratuity); makes checks payable to Travenor Harlow Jr., 1562 Madison Road, Stanardsville, VA 22973 before Oct. 17. Dress is casual. For more information call or email Jake Harlow at: or call 434-985-2450 or David Spangler at: or call 540-586-5002.

October 26-28

Homecoming and Revival. Stanardsville Baptist Church - 80th anniversary. Join us on Sunday morning for worship service at 11:00 AM followed by fellowship luncheon, and each evening at 7:00 PM. Guest speaker, Rev. Phil Peacock, former pastor. Special music nightly. One block off Rte. 33 on Rte 230/Madision Road

November 1

The last day to vote absentee in person is Saturday, Nov. 1 at 5 p.m. In order to absentee vote, visit the Office of the Registrar of Voters in Stanardsville, 32 Stanard Street.

Spaces are still available to artisans and crafters for the 33rd annual "Helping Hands" craft bazaar hosted by the Woman's Club of Greene County from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1 at Ruckersville Elementary School. We are looking for vendors creating and selling handcrafted or handmade items to fill out our exhibitor spaces. If you would like more information, please call Project Chairwoman Alex Carrier at 434-985-6648 or you can get an application on-line at

November 10

Want to polish your green thumb and serve your community? Become a Master Gardener; classes are forming now. Classes will be held Mondays and Thursdays, 8:30-11:30 a.m. Sept. 8-Nov. 10. Master Gardeners are trained volunteers serving communities through educational projects. For additional information, contact Cathy Kloetzli 434-985-5236 or

November 13

Blood is needed! The Women's Committee of Greene County Farm Bureau is sponsoring a blood drive from 3-7 p.m. Nov. 13 from 3-7 p.m. inside Stanardsville Firehouse. Please donate - you may save a life.

December 6

The third annual Parade of Lights will take place Saturday, Dec. 6, at 8 p.m. on Main Street in Stanardsville. Entry forms can be obtained by visiting or by stopping by Greene County Record.


Skateboard Park: The dream of building a skateboard park in Greene County may become a reality if the following nonprofit criteria are met: 1. Enough public support; 2. Financial support; and 3. Land-site. If interested please contact Regi Cogdell at 985-3812 or at P.O. Box 91, Quinque, VA 22965.

GCPR Volunteers Needed: The Parks and Recreation Department is basically a two-person department. The scope of duties is such that there are opportunities for those wishing to assist the department's programming as GCPR volunteers. Some duties are seasonal and others occur throughout the year. The department publishes flyers for all of its recreational offerings. Copies are all prepared in-house; thus, there is a considerable amount of copy work. For those with computer skills, registering participants in various programs is a possibility. For those with graphic skills, flyers need to be developed. Or, you could just help by answering the phones and greeting visitors. For those who prefer outdoor activities, the Park Pavilion needs to be maintained for those scheduling events, including family reunions, birthday and anniversary parties and various community and group outings. For those with athletic interests our fields need to be lined weekly for Saturday soccer games in the fall and again in the spring. For the walkers among us, we could use trail monitors who can walk our trails, remove debris and in general keep them clear and clean for use. So, if you have a day now and then and would like to become a GCPR volunteer please contact Julius Bates at 434-985-5226.

Greene Care Clinic, the free clinic, is open every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 12-noon. We are located at 39 Stanard Street, Stanardsville, next to Skyline Cap. We accept walk-ins (Thursday's preferred) or call 985-7000 for an appointment. We help you obtain all medications for diabetes, hypertension and other chronic illnesses. Please bring proof of where you live and your income to the first visit. Services are free, but donations are welcome.

JABA's Greene County Community Center is in need of volunteers to teach arts and crafts on Tuesday or Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. This could be once a week, every two weeks or once a month, whatever works for you. You don't need to be a trained artist or a master crafter, but if you love arts and crafts, and enjoy teaching the basics call Barbara Berger, Volunteer Coordinator or Sandra Davis, Center Supervisors at 434-985-2047.

Let RideShare help you get into a carpool or vanpool. We maintain a database of area commuters looking for people to carpool with. Share a ride with your neighbors and coworkers and help ease congestion and pollution. Call RideShare, 434-295-6165.

The Greene County Historical Society Museum, Court Square, is open on Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Come see the exhibits and use the genealogy database on family research.

Drug abuse and addiction affects school-aged children in many ways. Some kids live with an addicted family member while others have started using it themselves. If you suspect that someone is struggling with addiction, call Narconon Arrowhead today. Narconon offers free addiction counseling, assessments and referrals to rehabilitation centers nationwide. Call 800-468-6933 or log on to to speak to a qualified counselor today.

Are you a teen Mom? Have you heard of teen MOPS? We are planning a new Teen Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) group in Orange. If you are interested in helping with or joining this new group, contact Gail Gibson at or (540) 661-1310. The meetings will be held at Grace Community Church, 105 North Madison Road, Orange.

Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline is looking for fun, creative adults to volunteer as leaders for the girls of Greene County. There's a need to help foster future leaders, the Girl Scouts in Greene. Interested in becoming a Girl Scout, having fun, joining in adventure, building character and finding some of your best friends? Call Terrie Richardson at 888-228-6195 or email Consider helping our daughters become the best they can possibly be by volunteering.

Join us for Preschool Storytime at Greene County Library every Thursday morning at 10:30 a.m. for ages 2-5 with siblings welcome. Enjoy lots of stories, songs, finger-plays and puppet shows, with a craft each week that your child can take home. No registration necessary.

The Book Discussion Group meets the first Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. in the Library Meeting Room. Bring books you would like to propose the group to read for the coming year. All are welcome. For information or ridesharing, please call the library at 985-5227.

The Greene County Taxpayers hold monthly meetings the second and fourth Mondays of each month at 7 p.m. For more info call 985-4530 or 985-3794.

The JABA Greene County Senior Center meets every Tuesday and Wednesday in the Senior Center/Library Building, Main St., Stanardsville, from 8 a.m. to noon. The program includes lunch, nurse visits, health and nutrition info, bingo, shopping trips, musical entertainment and the Craft Club on Wednesday afternoons. There is no cost to join, but donations are accepted for meals. For info, call 434-985-2047 or just come and join us.

The Greene County Enrichment Program is now accepting applications for Daycare positions. Applicants should be 18 years of age or older. Please call 434-985-5205 for more information.

The Greene County Transit, Inc. is here to help you with all your transportation needs. Our transit drivers offer safe and efficient transportation to doctor's appointments, shopping trips, hair appointments, and much more. With rising fuel cost and congested roads, sit back and let Greene Co. Transit take care of the driving. Call 434-985-5205 to schedule a ride.

Narcotics Anonymous meets daily throughout this area. For meeting locations or other information call the Help-line at 434-979-8298.

The Charlottesville Chapter of the Virginia Writers Club, serving the City of Charlottesville and counties of Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Madison and Orange, meets on the third Wednesday of each month at Barnes & Noble in Charlottesville at 7 p.m. For information, 434-842-1801 or e-mail

You can make a difference in a child's life. How? By becoming a foster parent. Foster parents provide a temporary home for abused and neglected children. Area foster children of all ages are in need of skilled and caring foster parents. Tri-Area Foster Families (TAFF) is currently holding orientation meetings for persons interested in learning about foster parenting. Both married couples and single adults are eligible to become foster parents. Don't miss out on this wonderful opportunity to help shape a child's life. For more information or to schedule an orientation session, contact Martina Fuller at 970-3329.

Veterans of Foreign Wars meet the fourth Monday of the month (no post home). Contact Commnader John Miska for location of the meeting at 434-760-1940. VFW Post 8208, P.O. Box 653, Ruckersville, VA 22968.

The Greene County American Legion Post #128 meets the first Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the post building on VSH Route 230, Stanardsville. Call Joe Deckard at 434-985-6263 for more information.

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