An unserviceable American Flag retirement ceremony will be held on the evening on Thursday, June 20. American Legion Post 128 will properly dispose of worn out flags on this date.
The Rapidan Service Authority will meet at 2 p.m. at the Stanardsville Town Hall on Celt Road, Stanardsville.
Stanardsville Volunteer Fire Department will host two bands on June 21 from 7-10 p.m. Blue Mountain Bluegrass with Freddie Frazier will play from 7-8:30 p.m. Joe McAllister & Minute Men will play from 8:30-10 p.m. Call (434) 985-7030 for more information.
Revalation Vineyards in Madison will hold its third-Friday series on June 21 at 3 p.m. to benefit the Literacy Council of Madison and its adult education services. Bring lawn chairs. The vineyard is at 2710 Hebron Valley Road, Madison. For more information, call (540) 407-1236 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Celebrate Dairy Month with the Greene County Farm Bureau’s Women’s Committee on Saturday, June 22 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Come see the automatic milking parlor at the McDaniel Dairy Farm in Ruckersville. There will be hot dogs and ice cream and activities for the kids. Come out to Heavenly Acres Farm, 1570 Fredericksburg Road, Ruckersville, to learn more about what it takes to run a dairy farm.
The Greene County Virginia Amateur Radio Club will participate in the annual U.S. and Canada ham radio event, beginning at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 22. Ham operators set up their gear and try to contact as many other hams as possible during a 24-hour period. It will end at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 23.
The Greene County Historical Society will host a genealogy workshop from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 22 at Grace Episcopal Church. The workshop is open to the public. The church is at 97 Main St., Stanardsville.
Mount Olivet Church near Dyke will hold a fundraising yard sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 22 to benefit its youth group. The yard sale will be held rain or shine in the basement with furniture, lighting, bathroom fixtures and more. Mount Olivet Church is on Mt. Olivet Road at the intersection with Dyke Road.
The Greene County Democrats invite the public for a Potluck Dinner on Sunday, June 23, from 5-7 p.m. to discuss initiatives for 2019 at the Grace Episcopal Church Hall in Stanardsville. The church is at 97 Main St., Stanardsville and the Parish Hall is on Ford Avenue behind the church. Parking is available by the Parish Hall and in the Hardware Store parking lot across the street. Bring a dish for this event. Beverages will be provided and people are welcome to bring a favorite wine to share. For information about the organization, visit www.democratsofgreenecounty.com or follow on Facebook.
The Greene County Chamber of Commerce holds a meet and greet from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, June 27 with new Greene County Administrator Mark Taylor, as well as other county officials and the chamber’s board. There is no fee but RSVPs need to be received no later than June 13. To register or for information, visit www.greenecoc.org.
A summer craft fair will be held at the American Post Legion 128 building on June 29. Community members may set up to sell or come to buy. The Legion building is located at 636 Madison Road, Stanardsville. For more information, contact Sebi Estes at (434) 989-2156.
The Art Guild of Greene will host a country wooden sign workshop on Saturday, June 29 from 1-3 p.m. at MadArts in Rochelle. Register at http:// www.artguildofgreene.org/winterspring-2019-classes/.
Join Master Naturalists and other experts for “Nature Exploration – Mushrooms and Other Forest Floor Dwellers” on June 29 from 10 a.m. – noon. The walk may involved moderate hills and is suitable for elementary age children and up. For more information or to register, visit www.montpelier. org/events/
Queens & Kings of Courage Central Virginia fundraising pageant will be held from 5-8:30 p.m. at William Monroe High School in Stanardsville. Contestants can be from anywhere in Central Virginia. Every dollar earned from entry fees, donations, money from concessions and money raised will go to the American Cancer Society in memory of Owen Barber, who died earlier after being diagnosed with T-All cancer (an aggressive rare type of leukemia). Part of the proceeds will go to Owen’s parents, Scott and Gwen, to help take some of the financial burden off their shoulders. Registration is $25 and is for those school age and older. For more information, email Katina McCain at email@example.com.
South River United Methodist Church hosts its annual Yard and Bake Sale on Saturday, June 29, beginning at 7:30 am. This event is indoors so rain or shine. There will be a huge variety of household and kitchen items, furniture, jewelry, designer bags, numerous antique and vintage items, linens, collectibles, primitive décor, brand name children’s and adult clothing, quilts, appliances, lighting fixtures, hardware, new and used gift items, puzzles, books, cookbooks, homemade cakes and pies and more. The proceeds from this year’s sale will be used for building improvements and community outreach projects. South River United Methodist Church is at 1497 South River Road in Stanardsville.
The Greene County Democrats invite everyone for coffee and pastry at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 2, at the Town Hall Building in Stanardsville (19 Celt Road across from the County Administration Building). Parking is available behind the Town Hall or across the street. The group has discussions concerning pertinent national, state and local issues, guest speakers, candidates and fun and fellowship. For more information about the organization, visit www.democratsofgreenecounty.com or follow on Facebook.
Red, White, Blue ‘n Greene Fourth of July celebration will be held at William Monroe High School beginning at 6 p.m. Fireworks being at 9 p.m. More information, including schedule, will be released soon. Visit www.smalltownbigparty.com for information.
The Four County Players presents Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at the historic Barboursville Ruins at Barboursville Vineyards with gates opening at 5:30 p.m. and curtain at 7 p.m. Gourmet picnic basket for two can be ordered through Palladio Restaurant. Tickets online at www. fourcop.org or (540) 832-5355.
Join Old Rag Master Naturalists on July 13 from 10-11:30 a.m. at Waterpenny Farm in Sperryville for a hands-on experience learning about pollinators, native plants and counting butterflies. For kids age 6 and over accompanied by parent or guardian. Pre-register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Art Guild of Greene holds the How to Make Wrapped Jewelry class from 1-3:30 p.m. at JABA in Stanardsville. Register at http://www. artguildofgreene.org/winter-spring2019-classes/. JABA is at 222 Main St., Stanardsville.
DMV Connect is coming to Greene County on Friday, July 19 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the county administration building, 40 Celt Road in Stanardsville. DMV Connect offers driver’s licenses, identification cards for adults and children, disabled parking placards, vehicle titles, addresses changes, registrations, hunting and fishing licenses and more. Visit www.DMVNOW.com for even more transactions available online.
Join Old Rag Master Naturalists on July 20 for the annual North America Butterfly Association (NABA) butterfly count. Meet at the Rappahannock County Park at 8:45 a.m. Open to public. Pre-register by emailing email@example.com.
Shepherd of the Hills Catholic Church invites everyone to “Celebrate the Dog!” in honor of National Hot Dog Day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 20. This is a get-to-know your neighbor event. Dogs are two for $1 with chips, drink and dessert for only $1 more. There will be a hot dog trivia contest, as well. The church is at 6562 Amicus Road in Quinque.
The Greene County Democrats invite the public for its monthly potluck dinner from 5-7 p.m. on Sunday, July 21 to discuss initiatives for 2019 at the Grace Episcopal Church Hall in Stanardsville. The church is located at 97 Main St. 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 the organization, visit www.democratsofgreenecounty.com or follow it on Facebook.
The Art Guild of Greene hosts a watercolor painting course for beginners at JABA in Stanardsville. Register at http://www.artguildofgreene.org/winter-spring-2019-classes/. JABA is at 222 Main St. in 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.
The second annual Greene County Youth Center fall festival will be held Saturday, Aug. 10 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the youth center. There will be food, vendors, activities and entertainment. Hi-Horse Cloggers will perform at 11 a.m. and the Rocky Bottom Grass Band at noon.
The Greene County Sheriff’s Office will partner will Kirk Snead, owner of Snead’s Garage in Stanardsville, to sponsor a basic vehicle maintenance class from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 10 at the Greene County Technical Education Center. The class will teach how to check the oil, fluids, tires (including how to change a tire) and wiper blades. This class is for anyone who is not very familiar with a vehicle. There will be some classroom time and a lot of hands-on time. If interested, visit http://www.greenecountysheriffva.com/services/class-registration/ to register or call the non-emergency number at (434) 985-2222.