The Art Guild of Greene is putting out a call for artists for the annual Plein Air, Paint the Town Greene on Oct. 5. The deadline to submit registration is Sept. 20. Visit http://www.artguildofgreene.org/paint-the-town-greeneplein-air-event/ for information.
Would you like to know more about the environment that is right outside your door? Are you curious about natural history? If so, consider becoming a master naturalist. Old Rag Master Naturalists will offer a basic training class, limited to 15, starting in March 2020 and running for 14 weeks. Applications will be accepted now through Oct. 31. Visit oldragmasternaturalists.org.
Piedmont Virginia Community College will hold a Get Started session from 4-5 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 8 at PVCC Eugene Giuseppe Center in Stanardsville. The session is free and open to the public. Outreach Manager Denise McClanahan will introduce PVCC’s degree and certificate programs and provide information on placement tests, student services and other resources to help students get started at the college. For other locations and dates, visit www.pvcc.edu/ outreach or call (434) 961-5275. The Stanardsville campus is at 222 Main St., Stanardsville.
The first-ever Greene Farm & Livestock Show will begin at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 8 and go through 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 10. There will be antiques, livestock demonstrations and sales, car and tractor shows, music, food, artisans, petting zoo and more. Visit https://greenefarmandlivestockshow.org for more information.
Join Master Naturalists and Montpelier’s curator of horticulture for a seasonal forest stroll through the historic landmark and demonstration forests. This family-friendly 2-hour walk is best suited for those comfortable with light hiking. For more information or to register, visit http://www.montpelier.org/events.
The Greene County Lions Club, Piedmont Stella Masonic Lodge #50 and the American Red Cross invite everyone to donate blood Tuesday, Aug. 13 from 2-6:30 p.m. at the Eugene Giuseppe Center of Piedmont Virginia Community College in Stanardsville. To make an appointment, call (434) 985-6655.
Aug. 13, 20 & 27
The Art Guild of Greene will host an intermediate level watercolor class at JABA in Stanardsville. Register at http://www.artguildofgreene.org/winter-spring-2019-classes/.
JABA Greene Community Center will host “4 Hits and a Miss” entertainment on Aug. 14 at 10 a.m. JABA is at 222 Main Street in Stanardsville.
The Greene County School Board holds its regular meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 14 at 7 p.m. in the county meeting room. The meeting room is in the county administration building, 40 Celt Road, Stanardsville.
Stanardsville Volunteer Fire Department will host two bands on Aug. 16 from 7-10 p.m. Boys of the Brethren will play from 7-8:30 p.m. Rough Cut with Stacy Roach will play from 8:30-10 p.m. Call (434) 985-7030 for more information.
Join Revalation Vineyards in Madison on Aug. 16 from 3 p.m. until sunset for the third-Friday fundraiser to benefit the literacy council of Madison. Author Mark O’Connell will present at 6 p.m. and sign copies of his book. Bring lawn chairs. Revalation Vineyards is located at 2710 Hebron Valley Road in Madison. Call (540) 407-1236 or email email@example.com for more information.
The next VIEW/Adult Education Center Nurse Aid class begins Aug. 20 and goes through Sept. 19. For more information, contact Bernice at (540) 672-1155, ext. 8141 or email Bernice.washington@dss. virginia.gov. The center is at 146 Madison Road, Suite 201, Orange.
American author Blaine Pardoe will be the guest speaker at the Tuesday, Aug. 20 Madison County Republican Women’s meeting from 6-8:30 p.m. Pardoe will give a Washington update. Dinner is $8, and meetings are held at Madison Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall. For more information, call (540) 923-4109.
The Central Virginia Pumpkin Production Meeting will be held at Miller Farms Market, 12101 Orange Plank Road, Locus Grove from 5-7:30 p.m. on Aug. 20. Pre-registration is required by Aug. 15 by emailing Sarah Sharpe at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (434) 985-5236.
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) meets at 7 p.m. on the third Wednesday of every month. Meetings are held in the conference room in the Greene County Library building at 222 Main St., Stanardsville. Everyone is welcome to attend.
The Food as a Business Workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Aug. 21. Cost is $25 per person. The event will be held at The Carver Center, 9432 James Madison Highway, Rapidan. Register online at https:// tinyurl.com/fabaug2119.
Aug. 25 is free entrance day in the National Parks in honor the National Park Service’s birthday.
JABA Greene Community Center will hold an open house on Tuesday, Aug. 27 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Tour the center and enjoy games and prizes. Lunch available. JABA is located at 222 Main St. in Stanardsville.
The country troubadours will be at JABA Greene Community Center on Wednesday, Aug. 28 at 10 a.m.
A farm safety workshop will be held at Lazy Creek Farm, 5485 WolftownHood Road, Madison from 4-8 p.m. on Aug. 29. Pre-registration is required by calling (540) 948-6881 or emailing email@example.com.
The Art Guild of Greene County will host a celebration of the life of Eloise Giles and her art from 4-6 p.m. at the Greene County Historical Society in Stanardsville.
Greene Alliance of Church/ Community Efforts Inc (GRACE) holds an indoor yard and bake sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday at American Legion Post 128 in Stanardsville. Donations will be accepted from 2-8 p.m. Aug. 28- 29. Proceeds will provide financial assistance to Greene County families whose incomes are at or below or just above the poverty level. Volunteers are needed for all the days above. Contact Jennifer Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer. Contact Lorraine Zentgraf at email@example.com to donate baked goods.
Nature exploration, “Insect Friends and Foes” will be held on Aug. 31 from 10 a.m. – noon. This family-friendly small group experience will discover Montpelier’s bugs, wonders and creepy crawlers. The walk may involve some moderate hills and is suitable for elementary age children and up. For more information or to register, visit www.montpelier.org/events.
The Art Guild of Greene will host an August Barn Quilt Workshop on Saturday, Aug. 31 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Hebron Lutheran Church Parish Hall in Madison. For more information or for a registration form, contact Vyvyan Rundgren at (540) 421- 2742 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Greene County Virginia Amateur Radio Club will meet at the Blue Ridge Café on Thursday, Sept. 5 at 6 p.m. All ham radio operators and those wishing to become hams are welcome.
Greene County Farm Bureau’s annual meeting will be held from 6-9 p.m. at Lydia’s Barn at Evermore Farm on Thursday, Sept. 12. To become a member, call (434) 985-7057 (you don’t have to be a farmer for all the great benefits) or email Jennifer Cox at Jennifer.email@example.com.
DMV Connect will be at the county administration building from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 16. Visit www.dmvnow.com/dmv2go for information about what can be done at the mobile center. The county administration building is at 40 Celt Road, Stanardsville.
Stanardsville Volunteer Fire Department will host two bands on Sept. 20 from 7-10 p.m. Tony Meadows & Friends will play from 7-8:30 p.m. Ron Good Family with Nancy Shifflett will play from 8:30-10 p.m. Call (434) 985-7030 for more information.
The annual Virginia Clay Festival will be held in Stanardsville. More information to come.
Grace Health and Rehab of Greene County hosts a Light Up the Night event from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 26 to remember lost loved ones. There will be live music, refreshments and paper lantern decorating. As the sun sets and sky darkens the paper lanterns will be set off into the sky to remember all the loved ones. RSVP by Sept. 2 to ensure enough lanterns will be ordered to Michelle Pitts at (434) 985-4434. Grace Health and Rehab is at 355 William Mills Drive, Stanardsville.
Sept. 28 is free entrance day in the National Parks in honor National Public Lands Day.