ToyLift Charities and Creative Press Inc. have teamed up with Walmart to again roll another carnival of fun in to Greene County on Dec. 6. ToyLift will be from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. as they collect new toys, books, bikes and monetary donations to help give kids a very Merry Christmas. Volunteers are needed and welcome to join in the special entertainment. Tommy Wood Band, Wes Iseli, Hi-Horse Cloggers, a DJ and more will take place in the south east parking lot of the Ruckersville Walmart. Beginning Nov. 8, Santa’s house will be open for early drop offs. For more information, contact Dallas Anderson at (434) 962-9768.
Members of William Monroe High School Class of 1975 are planning their 45th reunion to occur sometime in spring 2020. Members of this class who are interested in attended should contact Sue Morris at (434) 987-1887 or text your name, address and email to the same number as soon as possible
Bound2plz Books in Orange welcomes artist and author Bob Anderson on Thursday, Nov 7 at 5:30 p.m. “The Sunken Forest” is an award-winning ecological thriller. For information, call (540) 672-4000.
Blue Ridge Presbyterian Church in Ruckersville hosts a forum on hunger with Millie Winstead of the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank and Rhonda Oliver of Feeding Greene as guest speakers. Soup and salad dinner will be from 6-6:30 p.m. and conversation will begin at 6:30 p.m. and there will be time for questions. The church is at 6566 Spring Hill Road in Ruckersville. For more information, visit www.brpcva.org or call (434) 985-8820.
American Legion Post 128 holds its annual Veterans Day Ceremony in front of the Greene County Courthouse beginning at 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 11.
Nov. 11 is free entrance day in the National Parks in honor of Veterans Day.
The Greene County School Board will hold its regular meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. in the County Meeting Room, County Administration Building, 40 Celt Road, Stanardsville.
Piedmont Virginia Community College will host its Getting Started information session for prospective students on Wednesday, Nov. 13 from 4-5 p.m. at the Eugene Giuseppe Center in Stanardsville. The session is free and open to the public and registration is not required. For more information, and the most up-to-date list of upcoming sessions, visit www.pvcc.edu/outreach or call (434) 961-5275.
Stanardsville Volunteer Fire Department will host two bands on
Nov. 15 from 7-10 p.m. Earlysville Boys will play from 7-8:30 p.m. and Allen Newton from 8:30-10 p.m. Call (434) 985-7030 for more information.
Former Del. Winsome Earle Sears will be the guest speaker at the Tuesday, Nov. 19 Madison County Republican Women’s meeting from 6-8:30 p.m. Winsome served as a Marine, is a former congressional candidate, the author of “Stop Being A Christian Wimp!” and a motivational speaker. Dinner is $8 and the menu will feature favorite pasta dishes with great sides and desserts. The event will be held at Madison Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, 1236 Fishback Road, Madison. For more information, call (540) 923-4109.
Wednesday, Nov. 27 is the last day to submit applications to be part of the Woman’s Club of Greene County’s Christmas Gift Project. This project provides new toys and books to children in Greene that would otherwise be unable to celebrate fully in the joy of Christmas. Applications must be signed by the child’s parent or guardian. Children through age 14 are eligible. Applications are available at Greene County Social Services, Greene County day cares and primary and elementary schools and the Greene County Health Department. Donations may be made at any time by mailing a check payable to the Woman’s Club of Greene County with Christmas Gift Project in the memo line. Mail checks to Woman’s Club of Greene County, P.O. Box 352, Stanardsville VA 22973.
The Greene County Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Stanardsville will present the 14th Annual Parade of Lights along Main Street in Stanardsville, beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7. This event is rain or shine. To participate in the parade or to help with the event, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Greene County Lions Club, Piedmont Stella Masonic Lodge #50 and the American Red Cross invite everyone to donate blood Tuesday, Dec. 10 from 2-6:30 p.m. at the Eugene Giuseppe Center of Piedmont Virginia Community College in Stanardsville. To make an appointment, visit redcrossblood.org. Walk-ins welcome.
The Art Guild of Greene will host a gingerbread house contest. Houses are due to the Greene County Library between 2-4 p.m. on Dec. 14 and everyone is invited to the reception and awards at 3 p.m. on Dec. 15. Rules for the contest can be found at www.artguildofgreene.org.
Stanardsville Volunteer Fire Department will host two bands on Dec. 20 from 7-10 p.m. Tony Meadows & Friends will play from 7-8:30 p.m. and Ron Good & Family with Donnie from 8:30-10 p.m. Call (434) 985-7030 for more information.