The Greene County Virginia Amateur Radio Club will meet at the Blue Ridge Café on Thursday, April 4 at 6 p.m. All ham radio operators and those wishing to become hams are welcome.
The Greene County Historical Society’s grand opening of the Fiber Day and Textile Room will be Saturday, April 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the museum at 360 Main St. in Stanardsville.
The Greene County Historical Society will host the Virginia World War I and World War II Profiles of Honor Mobile Tour on Saturday, April 6 in courthouse square. This traveling exhibit highlights stories of Virginians who served in both conflicts. As part of the tour, visitors are invited to bring their own WWI and WWII-related photographs to be scanned for inclusion in the Virginia Profiles of Honor project. To learn more about the tour, including the scanning program, visit www.virginiawwiandwwii.org/tour.
Join Old Rag and other Master Naturalists and Montpelier’s Curator of Horticulture, Allyson Whalley, for the first seasonal forest stroll though the landmark forest on Saturday, April 6 from 10 a.m. to noon. Participants wind their way through the demonstration forest to see forestry management practices on display. See the forest awakening as we scout for spring ephemerals. This family friendly two-hour walk is best suited for those comfortable used to light hiking. Cost is $10 per person. Meet at the Visitor Center. For more information, visit http://www.montpelier.org/visit. In case of inclement weather, call (540)672-2728, ext. 141 or ext. 252.
The Woman’s Club of Greene’s “Not Your Ordinary Yard Sale” will be held on April 6 from 7 a.m.–3 p.m. inside Shepherd of the Hills Church, 6562 Amicus Road in Ruckersville. Proceeds to benefit the clubs Christmas project. Donations will be accepted at the church April 2-5 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
On Saturday, April 6 at 11 a.m. the Madison-Greene Humane Society will be having a grand opening of its new Kitty Cottage. This dedication is open to the public. The Kitty Cottage is a small building erected at the site of the Humane Society and is the result of a community effort of donated labor and services. The cottage will be used as an isolation room for sick cats and kittens to help prevent the spread of diseases to other shelter cats.
April 6 – June 29
American Legion Post 128 conducts raffle ticket sales on several Saturdays for the next few months at Walmart in Ruckersville. The group is raffling off money as prizes. The winner will be announced at the Greene County Courthouse at the end of the 4th of July parade. Sale dates are April 6, April 13, April 27, May 11, May 18, June 8, June 22 and June 29.
The Greene County Chamber of Commerce hosts the Easter Bunny on Saturday, April 6 and Sunday, April 7 at the Dean Center. Children will have the opportunity to do a coloring activity, spend time with the Easter Bunny and have their photo taken. Each session is one hour per group and photos will be download on your own. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Space is limited.
The “Bridge the Gap for Art” opening and gallery hop with wine tastings, tapas and love music will be Saturday, April 6 and Sunday, April 7 from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. The event will be held simultaneously at Noon Whistle Pottery in Stanardsville and SoLace Studios Fine Handcrafts in Elkton. For more information, visit www. bridgethegapforart.com or call (434) 985-6000.
A special fundraiser concert has been scheduled for Sunday, April 7 from 3-6 p.m. at the William Monroe High School auditorium for retired Greene County Sheriff Scott Haas. The concert will include The Deanes, Tommy Wood and The Churchmen. Proceeds will help the family defray medical expenses. All funds will be administered by Haas’ church, Stanardsville United Methodist. Checks may be made out to SUMC and mailed to P.O. Box 740, Stanardsville VA 22973.
Chronicles of Yarnia, a charitable yarnwork group, will meet on Monday, April 8 at the Greene County Library from 6-7:30 p.m. Help improve lives while enjoying the company of others who makes knit, crochet or other fiber crafts. Ages 12 and up. For more information, call (434) 985-3030.
Greene County Woman’s club monthly meeting will be held on April 8. A social will begin at 6 p.m. followed by a business meeting at 6:30 p.m. Meetings are held at Shepherd of the Hills Church, 6562 Amicus Road in Ruckersville.
The Greene County Lions Club, Piedmont Stella Masonic Lodge #50 and the American Red Cross invite everyone to donate blood Tuesday, April 9 from 26:30 p.m. at the Eugene Giuseppe Center of Piedmont Virginia Community College in Stanardsville. To make an appointment, call (434) 985-6655.
A meet and greet reception will be held on Tuesday, April 9 from 5-6 p.m. to introduce Mark Taylor as the new County Administrator. The reception will be held in the county meeting room at the County Administration Building prior to the regularly scheduled Board of Supervisors meeting which begins at 6:30 p.m. The event is open to the public.
The William Monroe High School Decade Reunion Committee will meet at the Greene County Library from 1-3 p.m. Interested attendees of William Monroe High School classes through the Class of 1969 are welcome to attend to represent your classmates in the planning process. The Decades Reunion will be held in the fall of this year. For more information, contact Barbara Haney (804) 559-3893.
American Legion Post 128 hosts a fish fry on Friday, April 12 from 4:30-7 p.m. at 636 Madison Road, Stanardsville. Menu items will be prepared by Shawn Hayes of Blue Ridge Café and will include garden salad with ranch dressing, fried whiting with tartar sauce, cole slaw, macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, country green beans, corn bread, dessert, iced tea, lemonade and coffee. Price is $12 per plate.
Grace Health and Rehab, in partnership with The American Heart Association, celebrate National Live More/Move More Month with “Music in the Air” Friday, April 12. The event will run from 5-8 p.m. Bring blankets, lawn chair and dancing shoes and enjoy the hits from the late 50s through the 70s brought to you by the South Canal Street Band. Grace is located at 355 William Mills Drive, Stanardsville.
Greene Farmers’ Market opens Saturday, April 13 at a temporary location in the county administration building parking lot, 40 Celt Road in Stanardsville. The farmers’ market will be stationed in the parking lot until the new market pavilion under construction behind the county administration building is ready for use, expected in June. The market will be open from 8 a.m. to noon every Saturday morning, through the last weekend in October, featuring produce vendors, arts and crafts, occasional musical entertainment and other activities.
Wolftown Ruritan Club holds a fundraising breakfast at Fairview Christian Church located at 1893 Wolftown-Hood Road on Saturday, April 13 from 7-11 a.m. Menu includes eggs, bacon, sausage, Kite Ham biscuits, sausage gravy, biscuits, apple butter, jelly, fruit cocktail, juice and coffee. Proceeds from the breakfast will benefit Wolftown Ruritans. The breakfast is a free-will donation event. For more information, contact John Black at (540) 842-6782.
The Art Guild of Greene County hosts a workshop to teach how to make a Moravian Star from 12:30-3 p.m. at MadArts in Madison County. For information, visit www.artguildofgreene.org.
The Montpelier Chapter National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution will met on Saturday, April 13 at 11 a.m. at the Westover Methodist Church in Ruckersville. The cost of the meal is $18. Please make check payable to the Montpelier Chapter NSDAR and mail it to Karen Lohr, Treasurer, 1136 Lost Mountain Road, Aroda, Virginia 22709. If you plan to bring a guest, please include the name of your guest and meal payment. Our chapter Community Service Award will be presented. The program will be presented by Ashley Abruzzo of the Germanna Foundation on Germanna 101.
Greene County Farm Bureau Womens Committee presents “A Special Day on the Farm” for special needs children in kindergarten through eighth grade, accompanied by an adult. The event will be held Saturday, April 13 from 11 a.m.–1 p.m. at 1570 Fredericksburg Road, Ruckersville.
April 13 and 14
Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live tour will visit John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville on Saturday, April 13 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 14 at 3 p.m. The new family entertainment tour brings the famous Hot Wheels Monster Trucks to life in a full-size, immersive Hot Wheels experience. Tickets can be purchased at www.ticketmaster.com, the arena box office or by calling 1-888-JPJ-TIXS.
Delegate Nick Freitas, R-30, and Tina Freitas, candidate for state senate for the 24th district, will be the guest speakers at the Tuesday, April 16 Madison County Republican meeting from 6-8:30 p.m. Del. Nick Freitas will give a report on the 2019 General Assembly and Tina Freitas will discuss her campaign to retire Sen. Emmett Hanger. Dinner is $8. Menu includes ham dinner with sides and dessert by MCRW members. All are invited. The meeting is at Madison Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, 1236 Fishback Road, Madison. For more information, call (540) 923-4109.
Stanardsville Volunteer Fire Department will host two bands on April 19 from 7-10 p.m. Earlysville Bluegrass Boys will play from 7-8:30 p.m. Wayne Turner with Unlimited Grass will play from 8:30-10 p.m. Call (434) 985-7030 for more information.
“Book World Meets Wine World” at Revalation Vineyards in Madison will be held on April 19, from 3 p.m. until sunset. This is the first event in the third-Friday series to benefit the Literacy Council of Madison County and its adult education services. Author Kathleen Hoffman will give a talk at 5 p.m. and sign copies of her book “Little Papers Are Journalism Too”. The Bavarian Chef food truck will be on site from 5-7 p.m. Bring lawn chairs and enjoy the sunset. Revalation Vineyards is located at 2710 Hebron Valley Road, Madison, VA, 22727. For more information, contact (540) 4071236 or email@example.com.
The Art Guild of Greene County hosts a workshop to teach beginner quilling from 1-3 p.m. at MadArts in Madison County. For information, visit www.artguildofgreene.org.
The Greene County Virginia Amateur Radio Club will be holding a licensing test session on April 20, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. in the Greene County branch of the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library on Main Street, Stanardsville. All those wishing to take either the entry-level test, or wanting to upgrade their existing licenses are welcome. Contact Jeff, N4XI, at (540) 948-6253. Walk-ins are welcome.
The Shenandoah Valley Quilters Guild monthly meeting will be Saturday, April 20, 9:30 a.m., and include “Show and Tell” of members’ work, raffle and refreshments. No advance registration or fee is required this month. Meeting location is Sunnyside Room, Sunnyside Retirement Community, 3935 Sunnyside Drive, Harrisonburg. Visitors welcome. Visit www.svqg.org.
Chronicles of Yarnia, a charitable yarnwork group, will meet on Monday April 22 at the Greene County Library from 6-7:30 p.m. Help improve lives while enjoying the company of others who makes knit, crochet or other fiber crafts. Ages 12 and up. For more information, call (434) 9853030.
April 22-May 15
The next medication aide class will start April 22 and run through May 15. Class will be held on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 4-9 p.m. each day. For more information, contact Bernice at (540) 672-1155 ext. 8141 or email Bernice. firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 23-May 23
The next nurse aide class will start April 23 and run through May 23. Class will be held on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for 8 hours each day. For more information, contact Bernice at (540) 672-1155 ext. 8141 or email Bernice.email@example.com.
A youth version mental health first aid class will be offered on Friday, April 26 from 8 a.m.–5 p.m. at the Region Ten Community Services Board, 500 Old Lynchburg Road, Conference Center Room 500-A in Charlottesville. The cost is $25. For more information on mental health first aid, visit www.thenationalcouncil.org or www.mentalhealthfirstaid. org. To register, contact Jessica Phipps at (434) 972-1800 or MHFA@regionten.org.
Rapidan Volunteer Fire Department’s spring pork tenderloin dinner will be held on Friday, April 26 from 5-8 p.m. The menu includes pork tenderloin, baked apples, green beans, mashed potatoes, rolls, beverages and desserts. Adults are $12 and children 12 and under are $6. Take out is available. Rapidan VFD is located at 9729 Locust Dale Road. Proceeds to benefit the Tanker Fund. For more information, call (540) 672-5744.
A community yard sale will be held at the American Legion Post 128 on Saturday, April 27. Community members can set up to sell or come to buy. The Legion is located at 636 Madison Road, Stanardsville. For more information, contact Sonya Ogura at (434) 985-6007.
The Art Guild of Greene County hosts a workshop about making burlap flowers from 1-3 p.m. at JABA in Stanardsville. For information, visit www.artguildofgreene.org.
Greene County Democrats invite the public for a Potluck Dinner on Sunday, April 28, from 5-7 p.m. to discuss initiatives for 2019 at the Grace Episcopal Church Hall, 97 Main St. in Stanardsville. Parking is available by the Parish Hall and in the Hardware Store parking lot across the street. Please bring a dish for this event. Beverages will be provided and you are welcome to bring your favorite wine to share. There will be great fun, fellowship and wonderful food. For more information about our organization, visit www.democratsofgreenecounty.com and on Facebook.
The Greene County Virginia Amateur Radio Club will meet at the Blue Ridge Café on Thursday, May 2 at 6 p.m. All ham radio operators and those wishing to become hams are welcome.
Celebrate the Earth with the Team Sierra Earth Day 5k run and 2 mile walk on Saturday, May 4. The race will be held at Hoover Ridge Park in Madison at 8 a.m. Cost is $30 for adults and $20 for children and includes a T-shirt for those registered by April 22. Proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit the Sierra Club, an environmental organization dedicated to protecting the planet. To register, visit https://runsignup.com/RACE/VA/ Madison/TeamSierraEarthDay5k.
The annual Major Russell Lane Memorial Golf Tournament will be held on Monday, May 6. This tournament benefits Shop with a Cop, an event for underprivileged children. To enter a team, purchase a sponsorship or make a donation, contact the Greene County Sheriff’s Office at (434) 985-2222.
Fly an American Flag in memory of those who gave all in serving our country or in honor of those who serve and have served in our military. Flags will be displayed surrounding the Memorial Statue in front of the American Legion Post 128 building and fly on Memorial Day, Independence Day and Veteran’s Day. The cost to fly a flag on all three dates is $25. Proceeds will support gifts for Veterans living at the VA center. Checks can be made out to American Legion Post 128 now through May 10 and mailed to P.O. Box 424, Ruckersville, VA 22968. Contact Doug Fargo at (434) 2420146 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
The Fluvanna SPCA will hold a rabies clinic on May 11 from 9 a.m. – noon. Rabies vaccines are $10 for each animal. The clinic will be held at Pleasant Grove Dog Park, 110 Thomas Jefferson Highway, Palmyra. For more information, contact (434) 591-0123 or email@example.com.
Stanardsville Volunteer Fire Department will host two bands on May 17 from 7-10 p.m. Tony Meadows & Friends will play from 7-8:30 p.m. Precious Memories will play from 8:30-10 p.m. Call (434) 985-7030 for more information.
The Greene County Republican Committee holds a Mass Meeting at 7 p.m. at the Greene County Courthouse to elect candidates to represent the Republican Party in the following Nov. 5 elections: Monroe District supervisor and Ruckersville District supervisor. Visit www.gcrcgop.com for information about how to participate in the meeting.
American Legion Post 128 invites the Greene County community to join them on Memorial Day weekend to place American Flags on the graves of each veteran within the county. The group will provide a free American Flag to all families who have family graveyards on their property or small church cemeteries that have a Veteran buried there. The group will exchange the flag for a picture of the grave marker, the information from the grave marker and location of the graveyard/cemetery. Exchanges will occur on May 25 at the American Legion Post building starting at 9:30 a.m. The building is located at 636 Madison Road, Stanardsville.
On Monday, May 27, American Legion Post 128 will conduct its annual “Walk of Honor” Memorial Day ceremony at the Post building.
The Greene County Singers is looking for an accomplished pianist to accompany their singing group for this year’s practices and concerts. They practice on Thursday evenings, from September through November, with concerts the first two Sundays in December. Interested persons should contact Grace at (434) 882-0962 or Gail at (434) 985-4426.
Skyline CAP head start preschool is now recruiting in the Greene and Madison area. Skyline CAP head start is a free preschool program for 3- to 5-yearold children from income eligible families. Applications for the 2019-20 school year are now being accepted. Children must be 3 years old by Sept. 30, 2019. Children with special needs are encouraged to apply. Skyline CAP serves the counties of Greene, Madison, Warren, Shenandoah and Page. For more information, call Milca Griffith at (434) 9856930 or visit www.skylinecap.org. The Greene County office is located in the Farm Bureau building, 45C Business Park Drive, Ruckersville.
Windmore’s pre-publishing discussion group meets in the conference room at the Culpeper County Library. The evening meetings are the second Monday of every week from 5-7 p.m. and morning meetings are the second Tuesday of every month from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. All are welcome. For more information, call (540) 547-4333 or visit www.windmorefoundation.org.