September 19, 2015 - garden totes


 Help support Habitat for Humanity of Greene County by induction now for a eighth annual Tour de Greene Bike Ride, that will take place commencement during 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, during 7:30 a.m. The scenic float via Greene County offers a choice of 40-, 60- and 100-mile routes. All rides are entirely upheld with volunteers and rest stops. The float will start during a Greene County School Complex, Primary School, 40 Celt Road, Stanardsville.

Registration is $55 and will embody lunch and strain by Full Moon Saloon Band, a internal Jimmy Buffett cover band.

Pre-registration with credit cards can be done on line during Onsite registration on a day of a float will be $55, money or check, from 6:30-7:15 a.m. A sealed recover wavier will be compulsory for all participants. For some-more information, revisit or call (434) 990-9977.

All deduction perceived from a Tour de Greene VIII will advantage Habitat for Humanity of Greene County.

Those who would like to make a concession or learn some-more about Habitat for Humanity of Greene County can revisit The mailing residence is P.O. Box 150, Ruckersville, Va. 22968.



The Stanardsville Volunteer Fire Department is hosting a annual tumble village yard sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19.

Those meddlesome in carrying a list should hit Gloria Snow during (434) 985-3496. Tables are $15.

Proceeds will assistance support a local, all-volunteer glow department.


Blue Ridge Genealogy will reason a second annual Blue Ridge Homecoming during noon Saturday, Sept. 19, during Mutton Top Cabin in Greene County circuitously Swift Run. The eventuality will combine all descendants of Blue Ridge Mountain families, privately those influenced by a arrangement of Shenandoah National Park.

This eventuality is giveaway though attendees contingency RSVP to Craig Lam during (540) 241-3761 or


Westover United Methodist Church, 2801 Fredericksburg Road, Ruckersville, is hosting a spaghetti cooking to advantage Habitat for Humanity of Greene County during 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children underneath 6.


The Shenandoah Valley Quilters Guild invites guest to a Sept. 19 program, “Fitness for Quilters” by award-winning coverlet artist and yoga instructor Lori Schrock. Attendees during a 9:30 a.m. eventuality will try several fun, easy stretches and yoga blending for quilters and learn tips for formulating an ergonomically-friendly sewing space. The always renouned “Show and Tell” shred will underline normal to complicated quilted creations. Meeting plcae is Sunnyside Room, Sunnyside Retirement Community, 100 Sunnyside Drive, Harrisonburg.

Guests might stay for a afternoon “Fabric Basket” seminar by local, prolonged time quilter and clergyman Linda Tice. Participants will learn basis of jacket cotton/polyester clothesline with fabric to make their possess colorful basket. This technique can be used to emanate other equipment such as vases, bowls and totes. Visit for compulsory pre-registration. Email for supply list.

 “Shenandoah Delight” Raffle Quilt tickets are now accessible from any member. Visit for photos and sheet info. Portion of deduction from sale of tickets will advantage Virginia Quilt Museum.


The Charlottesville Swing Dance Society is carrying an sparkling monthly Swing Dance on Saturday, Sept. 19 during a new location, Ivy Creek United Methodist Church during 674 Woodlands Road, Charlottesville, (off Earlysville Road).

Deejay and dance Instructor Lisa Morales, along with Kevin Sumpter, will learn a amateur East Coast Swing dance doctrine from 7:30 to 8:00 p.m. enclosed with admission. The dance continues from 8 to 11 p.m., and carpooling is encouraged.

 Singles and couples are welcome; no partner is needed. Admission is $13 per person, $10 for CSDS members and usually $5 for students with ID or first-time attendees.

 For some-more information and directions, visit


The annual Darnell Reunion will be take place Sunday, Sept. 20, starting with a 11 a.m. use during Bethel United Methodist Church, Rochelle. The lunch will follow during a church pavilion.

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The Strong Quality Basketball Association Inc. and Let’s Get Better Basketball are holding a tumble basketball training and ability growth eventuality Sunday, Sept. 20, during a William Wetsel Middle School gym in Madison County.

Sessions are open to boys and girls in third by twelfth grade; a price is $25. For times and some-more information, call (540) 718-0190 or email To register, revisit

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Area residents can learn to trim their financial “waste” lines with Skyline Community Action Partnership’s giveaway category from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Sept. 23, during a Greene County Farm Bureau discussion room. They’ll be means to learn how to rise healthy spending habits and build assets muscle.

Registration is required. For some-more information or to register, hit Sara Hall at or call (540) 948-2237, ext. 2237.

Sept. 26-27

The Virginia Clay Festival, set for Sept. 26 and 27 in Stanardsville, is an art uncover celebrating a artistic possibilities of clay. It will be a entertainment of Virginia potters, sculptors and jewelers offering their latest work — all in clay.

All a artists during a Virginia Clay Festival start with common clay and pierce their possess character and prophesy to their work with good farrago of expression.  Visitors will have a eventuality to accommodate and revisit with artists like Alun Ward of Blue Ridge Pottery.

At a Virginia Clay Festival any participating artist will take a spin one after another to uncover how to make sculpture, pottery and valuables and explain their signature techniques in dual proof areas with potter’s wheels and work benches.

Questions and comments from a assembly are speedy in a infrequent and accessible atmosphere.

Throughout a weekend there will also be raku firings to perform and teach a public. Raku banishment is an sparkling and fun pottery banishment routine with an gifted potter delicately stealing a red prohibited pot from a gas kiln with tongs and fixation a pot into combustibles such as leaves or sawdust formulating thespian glow and fume to raise a glitter as a pot cools.

The Virginia Clay Festival will take place in a margin right in a core of a ancestral city of Stanardsville. Plenty of parking will be circuitously during a high propagandize parking lots with encumber parking immediately adjacent to event. Admission to a eventuality is free. 

For some-more information, revisit and a Virginia Clay Festival Facebook page; hit John and Holly during Noon Whistle Pottery (434) 985-6500 or; or call a Greene County Visitor Center (434) 985-6663.

Sept. 26

An anti-terrorism recognition arrangement for a public, as good as Community Emergency Response Team members, will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, during a Piedmont Virginia Community College’s Eugene Giuseppe Center in Stanardsville.

TriShield Integrated Security LLC of Charlottesville will uncover how to brand questionable activities to frustrate militant attacks, who to hit in box of questionable equipment and/or activities, and will yield recognition and preparation on terrorism.

For some-more information, hit

Sept. 27

South River United Methodist Church will have a Homecoming during 11:15 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 27. The Rev. Will Dyer, former minister, will be a speaker.

Lunch will be accessible after a service.


Oct. 3

The Greene County Republican Annual Pig Roast will take place during 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, Oct Hill, one mile west of southwest of U.S. 33 on Dyke Road.

The eventuality will underline internal and state candidates, music, doorway prizes, pumpkin and cupcake decorating, and grill baked on site with all a sides.

Participants are asked to pierce a canned good to present to a internal Food Bank, and a chair or sweeping and suffer a afternoon. There is no assign though donations will be accepted.


Oct. 4

American Legion Post 128 will reason a second annual Fish Fry from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4. The cost is $12 in allege and $15 during a door.

The menu will underline boiled whiting with tartar sauce, garden salad with plantation dressing, coleslaw, macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, nation immature beans, cornbread, dessert, ice tea, lemonade and coffee. The dishes will be prepared by Shawn Hayes from a Blue Ridge Café.

For some-more information, call (434) 607-1633.


Oct. 9

The Rapidan Volunteer Fire Department’s Fall Harvest Pork Tenderloin Dinner will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, during 9729 Locust Dale Road in Orange County.

The cost is $12 for adults and $6 for children 12 and under. Proceeds will advantage a new tanker fund. The menu includes pig tenderloin, baked apples, immature beans, crushed potatoes, rolls, beverages and desserts.

Takeout are available. For some-more information, call (540) 672-5744.


Oct. 10

Literacy Volunteers is seeking merciful and eager volunteers to mentor adults in reading, writing, or vocalization English. The students come from a accumulation of backgrounds, and they are anticipating to acquire a skills they need to exclusively pursue life goals, support their families, and minister to their communities.

Volunteers can call (434) 977-3838 to register for new mentor training from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 10. No training knowledge is compulsory — usually a enterprise to make a disproportion in someone else’s life.

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Oct. 11

The Stanardsville Volunteer Fire Department will reason an all-you-can-eat  autumn breakfast from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 11. The cost is $9 for adults  and $5 for children (6-12).

The menu includes scrambled eggs bacon, sausage, homemade home fries, sausage gravy, french toast sticks, pancake, coffee, extract and more.


Oct. 12

Have we ever wanted to learn how to can your possess food during home? Do we adore gardening though not know what to do with all of your additional furnish after a prolific flourishing season? Then this category is ideal for you! We will be covering a basis of H2O bath canning and a food reserve preparation that accompanies protected canning procedures.

During a category we will have a possibility to emanate your possess jars of jam and handcrafted salsa to pierce home with you. The category will be hold in a training kitchen during a Albemarle-Charlottesville Virginia Cooperative Extension Office in Charlottesville on Oct 12, 2015 from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. Class distance is singular to 8 participants and a cost is $20.00 per person.

To register or learn some-more about this class, greatfully call a Albemarle-Charlottesville Virginia Cooperative Extension Office during 434-872-4580 or email .







(Charlottesville, Va.) – Registration is open for Piedmont Virginia Community College’s tumble classes that start in September, Oct and November. A accumulation of credit classes are accessible with a following start dates:

•             Sept. 24 for 10-week session.

•             Sept. 30 for second four-week session.

•             Oct. 19 for second 8-week session.

•             Nov. 9 for third four-week session.


Available classes embody business, English, history, information technology, math, earthy education, psychology, sacrament and sociology. These sold classes are generally useful to new students and students meddlesome in earning credit for send to another college or university. See a finish list of additional eventuality classes at


Online registration is accessible 24/7 at On-campus assistance in PVCC’s Admissions and Advising Center, room M144 of PVCC’s Main Building during 501 College Drive in Charlottesville, is offering from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday by Thursday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday. Assistance with registration is also accessible on Wednesdays from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. during a PVCC Eugene Giuseppe Center, located during 222 South Main St. in Stanardsville.


For some-more information, revisit a college’s website, call (434) 961-6551 or email

Conservation District Cover Crop Program Taking Signup


Agriculture module charge supports are now accessible from a Culpeper Soil and Water Conservation District for a accumulation of charge practices including cover crops for winter cover on stand fields. 

Opportunities exist for singular category cover crops such as tiny grains for possibly collect or murdering and also for mixed category cover crops that incorporate fodder or husbandry radishes, legumes and other category to yield additional dirt benefits. Payments operation from $15 to $48 per hactare depending on what is planted and when it is planted.

Planting by Oct.10 pays higher, and pristine stands of some rye cultivars also compensate additional amounts. A healthful government devise is typically compulsory to be authorised and this serve advantages a producer.

The agronomic advantages of cover crops are good established; scavenging of dirt nutrients generally nitrogen, regulating windy nitrogen into a soil, improving dirt tilth and organic matter, safeguarding a dirt from erosion in a off deteriorate and improving H2O infiltration into a dirt are a few. Now is a time to hit a District to get some-more sum and enroll acreage for this year’s cover crops. 

The District has set aside partial of a annual cost share allocation from a state privately to residence cover stand requests. For some-more information, hit a Culpeper District during (540) 672-1523 or (540) 825-8591.


The Greene County Library’s “Read and Rhyme Time” takes place during 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays.

Learn about how to foster early preparation while toddlers and grownups suffer brief books, rhymes, fingerplays, a flannel story, and generous strain and movement, regulating scarves, shaker eggs, and stroke instruments. Each category concludes with a qualification and amicable playtime. For ages 1-2 with an concomitant primogenitor or caregiver. Registration is not required. Siblings welcome.

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The Greene County Library’s “Story Book Beat” takes place during 10:30 a.m. Thursdays.

Focus on a sold ability critical to your child’s rising literacy, highlighted for relatives any week by a presenter. Listen to some books, suffer a flannel story, sing and pierce to music, regulating scarves, bean bags, and stroke instruments. Enjoy a qualification and amicable playtime during a end of a class. For ages 3-5, with or but a caregiver or parent. Registration is not required. Siblings welcome.

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The Stanardsville Independence Day Committee already is bustling formulation for subsequent year’s event, and needs support to secure deposits on attractions for subsequent year’s event.

Committee volunteers, donors and eventuality sponsors are needed. No concession is too vast or too small, and each concession is tax-deductible.

For some-more information, hit a cabinet during Donations also can be done in chairman during a United Bank in Stanardsville by referencing “The Fourth of Jul Fund” when creation a donation.

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The Greene County Historical Society museum is now closed, and will re-open on Oct. 4 during a new location, 360 Main Street, subsequent to The Noon Whistle Pottery. Volunteers are building new displays in a residence and also scheming to open a Linwood Rhodes Wildlife Art Gallery.

Check for progress, and symbol your calendar for a Grand Opening.

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An American dwindle drop-off site is located during a Greene County Visitors Center on U.S. 29 in Ruckersville and American Legion Post 128 in Stanardsville. The used flags will be likely of properly, pleasantness of American Legion Post 128.

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The Greene Care Clinic is now open from 9 a.m. to noon Monday, Tuesday and Thursday to see patients. For appointments or information, call (434) 985-7000.

In addition, health coaches are now accessible to assistance with lifestyle changes.

Conveniently located subsequent to a county library, a Jefferson Area Board for Aging’s Greene County Community Center offers village apparatus information for we and your desired ones. You’ll also find fun-filled days, preparation and activities for all, enlivening a healthy lifestyle by practice or other forms of earthy activities.

The core is open from 8 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

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Members of JABA’s village centers accept giveaway health screenings by JABA Health Services ensuring that a helper is wakeful of medical conditions that might arise. A accumulation of village partnerships with agencies and schools, such as PVCC, keep a Greene members connected and prepared on all that Greene County has to offer.

Come for a healthful and tasty lunch, an enchanting activity, a scenic tour with travel supposing or a revisit with friends. For some-more information, contact Sandra Davis, Center Manager, 222 Main St., Suite 101

Stanardsville, Va. 22973; phone (434) 985-2047.

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Works by internal artists who are members of a Art Guild of Greene are on arrangement from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday during a The Palette Art Gallery, 50 Main St., Stanardsville. An artist is on a premises many days.

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NarAnon meetings take place from 7 to 8 p.m. Mondays in a initial room on a left of a Jefferson Area Board for Aging/Greene County Library building, 222 Main St., Stanardsville. All are welcome. For some-more information, call (434) 985-7799 or (540) 948-6558.


Did we know that there are children in need right in a possess backyard? These children are abused and neglected neighbors vital in Greene County. And a need is flourishing daily.

Residents can assistance these children by apropos a Court Appointed Special Advocate volunteer. CASA volunteers work on interest of children who can't pronounce for themselves, providing a voice in justice for children adult to age 18 in a community, and providing them wish for a improved future. Those meddlesome in fasten a group of lerned volunteers might hit a Piedmont CASA during (434) 971-7515 or email Vicki Simons during or Hope Payne during


From 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. each Thursday, a staff member from a Virginia Employment Commission is accessible during a Greene County Library to support residents who are looking for a job. No appointments are compulsory and walk-ins are welcome. Services supposing embody career exploration, pursuit hunt assistance, resume essay assistance, interviewing skills, pursuit skills growth and other work- and career-related services.

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