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M.A.G.I.C. MOMENTS


JUNE 15, 2006



REMINDER:
All these events and more are listed on the Community Calendar at the Find Out website at http://www.greenefindout.org. Simply choose “EVENTS” from the navigational bar and then select the month in which you are interested. By clicking on the individual event itself, you will bring up additional details about your particular selection. Don’t forget that it is simple to add you own agency’s (organization, social club, support group, service club etc) events, too. The MAGIC Moments newsletter can also be found on the Find Out website in the Library section under the Greene County MAGIC folder. Also, in that same section, check out the Folder entitled “Grant Opportunities” for the latest grant information.

DON’T FORGET TO ALSO CHECK OUT THE GREENE COUNTY MAGIC WEBSITE:



http://www.greenecountymagic.org The M.A.G.I.C. Moments Newsletters are posted on this site. Simply choose “About Us” and then select “Resource Coordination Community Team.” Then a subfolder entitled “MAGIC Moments Newsletter” will appear and you may open up the archive of newsletters that are available.
C.C.I.S.

Child Care Information Services is presently seeking child care providers who are willing to offer non-traditional hours. Please call them at 724-852-5277 if you are interested.


DRUG TIP HOTLINE:

The Greene County Drug Task Force operates the county drug tip hotline at 724-627-5391. Please call them to report drug activity or for more information.

FREE GENERIC DRUGS:

The State Dept. of Aging is providing free generic prescription drugs to low-income, disabled Pennsylvanians (age 18 years and older) who do not have health insurance. Eligible residents may enroll for up to $600 in generic drugs through the PACE Clearinghouse program) at 1-800-955-0989.

PARTNERSHIP FOR PRESCRIPTION ASSISTANCE:

America’s pharmaceutical companies are working together with doctors, pharmacists, other health care providers and community groups to make getting medicine easier. Through the Partnership for Prescription Assistance, help may be available to people who do not have prescription coverage and can not afford their medicine. To see if you or anyone you know may qualify for help you, please call 1-888-4PPA-NOW (1-888-477-2669) or visit http://www.pparx.org


QUESTIONS ABOUT LIVING WITH A DISABILITY?
If you have questions, or concerns about living with a disability,

disability rights, or want to join a larger community, call the

Outreach Office of Tri-County Patriots for Independent Living

(TRIPIL). TRIPIL offers classes in computers, advocacy, disability law and much more.

TRIPIL provides information and referral, skills training, peer

support, advocacy and nursing home transition services to the

communities of Washington, Fayette and Greene counties. Open Monday

through Thursday, 8:30 to 4:30 and by appointment on Fridays at 30 North

Washington Street, Waynesburg PA. Come by and see us, or call for more

information Please call 724-852-2016

VALUE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA:

Managing Mental Health & Drug & Alcohol Services for HealthChoices’ members in Greene County. HealthChoices’ members are eligible to receive mental health and drug & alcohol services free of charge. They can help you find the services you need and get approval for treatment. VBH-PA can help you schedule appointments and get assistance with transportation for behavioral health services. Please call the toll free number for Greene County: 1-877-688-5973. Someone will assist you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please call and talk to a Member Service Representative. HealthChoices’ member rights and responsibilities are explained in the Member Handbook. If you did not receive yours, please call and request a copy. If you need special help understanding any of your rights, call the Greene County Recovery and Resiliency Specialist at 1-888-856-5073. Your do not pay for any services that are part of the HealthChoices program.

Consumer/Family Satisfaction Surveys:

VBH-PA wants to be sure HealthChoices’ members are satisfied with their services. You may help us by taking a brief Consumer Family Satisfaction Survey. Call 724-852-5395 and talk to a member of the team. They will arrange a convenient time and place for you to complete the survey. All information is confidential. VBH-PA uses suggestions from the surveys to improve services or add new ones. Make you opinion count!

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:

The Open Arms Drop in Center has a van available for the center to use every Friday to bring people in from out of town to socialize and participate in classes. Open Arms is a safe, friendly gathering place for socialization and fellowship among individuals coping with mental health issues. The van is full of gas and ready to go. Volunteer drivers are needed. If you can help please call AMI, Inc at 724-627-7079. Volunteers do not need a CDL, but must show a valid driver’s license and will receive payment for the required Act 34 Clearance. (The Open Arms Drop in Center is presently opened from 2 until 7 P.M. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Visitors, new members and volunteers can call the center at 724-627-3213.


GREENE COUNTY WOMEN’S CENTER:

Greene County Women’s Center is selling lottery tickets for a shopping spree. Winner will receive a $50 gift card to EACH of the following stores: Target, WalMart, Home Depot, Gander Mountain, Penney’s, Toys R Us, Kohl’s, Bon-Ton, Giant Eagle plus $25 gift cards to Texas Roadhouse and Olive Garden. Tickets are $2.00. Winner is based on the 1st validated daily number drawn at 7 P.M. on June 27th. Contact number 724-852-2463.

GREENE COUNTY DEPT. OF RECREATION (REGISTRATION CONTACT IS 724-852-5323):

 AEROBICS:

High and low impact aerobics will be held at the 4H Building at the Greene County Fairgrounds every Wednesday and Thursday from 6:30 to 7:30 P.M. Cost is $4.00 per session.


STEP AEROBICS:

Classes will be held in the 4H Building at the Greene County Fairgrounds at 9 to10 A.M. on Saturdays. Cost is $4.00 per session.


MORNING AEROBICS:

High and low impact aerobics class will be held every Friday Morning from 9 until 10 A.M. in the 4H Building at the Fairgrounds. $4.00 per session.



DANCE AEROBICS:

Dancing is combined with traditional callisthenic, cardio, aerobic and strength training to provide an overall workout. The class will be held on Wednesdays from 6:30 to 7:30 P.M. in the 4H Building at the Fairgrounds. $4.00 per session.


HEAD START:

Community Action Southwest Head Start (724-627-0744) and Early Head Start (724-852-1922) programs are presently accepting applications for their program. Please contact the staff for more information.
CAR SEAT LOAN PROGRAM:

Community Action Southwest offers a Car Seat Loan Program with 4 types of seats available (infant, convertible, combination, belt positioning booster and backless booster). Cost is $10 which is refundable when you return the seat in good condition. Please bring medical card and driver’s license along with your child and specifics on the child’s weight and height. Please call for an appointment (724-852-2893 Ext. 514 or Ext. 516).


TUTORING:

BOWLBY LIBRARY:

Free one-on-one tutoring for children in grades kindergarten though 12 is being offered at the Bowlby Public Library Monday through Thursday. Please call Barbara Rohrer at 724-627-9776 for more information. Visit their website at www.greenepa.net/~bowlby

FLENNIKEN LIBRARY:

The library continues to offer tutoring on Monday, Wednesday Thursday, with state-certified teacher, Lori Duer. Hours: 10:30 A.M. to 1:30 P.M. Please call for an appointment (724-966-5263). Visit their website at http://www.flenniken.org

SUPPORT GROUPS:

AUTISM SUPPORT GROUP:

This group meets on the last Wednesday of every month at 6:30 P.M. Please call Family Behavioral Resources (724-627-0290 . or email: fbr-wayne@alltel.net) at 1470 E. High Street in Waynesburg.


ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT GROUP:

This group meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:00 P.M. in the dining hall at Beverly Health Care at 300 Center Avenue in Waynesburg. Support group leader is Kay Mitchell. Contact number is 724-852-2020.


DOMESTIC VIOLENCE:

A support group for victims of domestic violence meets weekly. Victims and/or significant others of victims may attend. For meeting location and time, please contact Cheryl at the Greene County Women’s Center 724-852-2463.

DIVORCE CARE:

Divorce Care, a special help seminar and support group for people experiencing divorce or separation will be held on Tuesday evenings at 7 P.M. Location: First Church of the Nazarene on Deerfield Lane in Waynesburg. For more information please call the church office at 724-627-7593 or Saundra at 724-883-2290.



SMOKING CESSATION:   Want to quit smoking?  Join the Bee Free Program, a free program to help qualified Greene County residents quit smoking.  Offering:  Nicotine Replacement Patches, Telephone Counseling and support materials.  Also, the Bee Free Program is offering a new tool, nicotine gum, to help smokers kick the habit.  To register, call Jennifer at Partners in Corporate Health, Inc at 1-877-966-8784 Ext. 109 or for more information, call the Greene County Tobacco Control Program at 724-852-5276.

T.O.P.S.(TAKING OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY):

Waynesburg Chapter meets at the Rolling Meadows Church of God, 595 Rolling Meadows Road in Wbg. TOPS is for men, women, teens and children ages 7 and older. The chapter meets every Thursday. Weigh-in is at 6 P.M. and the meeting begins at 7 P.M. For more information please call Peggy Bailey at 724-852-6294.

There is an additional T.O.P.S. Chapter that meets in Waynesburg at the Bowlby Public Library (311 N. West Street). Their meeting day is Saturday. Weigh-in is at 10:00 A.M. and the meetings begin at 11:00A.M. This group also extends an invitation to men, women, teens and children age 7 years and older. For more information please call Judy Maikranz at 724-966-9832.
SOUP KITCHENS:

The Good Neighbor Lunch serves meals from 11 A.M. until 1:30 P.M. every Monday, Thursday and Saturday at the St. Ann Social Hall (724-627-7568).


Soup Kitchen called “Good Neighbor Supper” is held in the basement of the First Presbyterian Church of Waynesburg on the last Friday of every month from 5:30 until 6:30 P. M. All are welcome.
COMPUTER CLASSES:

Community Action Southwest’s COMPUTER LEARNING CENTER at 58 E. Greene Street in Waynesburg holds free classes by appointment only every Tuesday and Thursday between the hours of 9 A.M. and 4 P.M. Please call Becky at 724-852-2893 Ext. 516 to make an appointment.


EVEN START:

Community Action Southwest’s Even Start program has center activities available daily. There are no income guidelines however you must have a child under the age of 8. If you are interested in increasing your math & reading skills, preparing for the GED test at home, preparing for your driver’s license test, help to prepare your child for school or learn about the development of your child please call today. Home visits are provided in all school districts. Contact 1-877-814-0788 Ext. 516.

THE COURTS:

Family Faith Ministries operates a youth program called The Courts located at 550 W. George Street in Carmichaels. Hours: 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month from 7 P.M. until 11 P.M. This program offers young people an opportunity to socialize in a chaperoned environment. Activities include: basketball, volleyball, pool tables, air hockey, ping pong, foose ball, tether ball, board games, competitions and music. Snack bar is available. Young people are required to sign in upon entering and upon leaving. Ages 13 to 19 years old (or grades 7 to 12). Contact is Pastor Tracey Gardone or Cheryl Gardone at 724-966-9203 (The Courts) or 724-852-4191 (pastor’s number).

SPAULDING SHELTER SHEEP FARM:

If you are looking for a unique place to take a group from your church, school, nursing home, after school program, assistance program, recovery program, family outing…..consider a visit to the Spaulding Shelter Sheep Farm located at 556 Dunns Station Rd. in Prosperity, PA 15329. .Located just outside of Ruff Creek on PA Route 221, the farm was established in 1986 by Joan and John Spaulding. It is their hope that the farm be utilized to benefit any and all residents of Greene County that would enjoy visiting for recreation, creativity, sharing, relaxation, learning, reflection or creating unique memories. The farm is home to nearly 100 sheep, a peaceful pond and stream, plenty of berries and vegetables and acres of fields to explore. It offers a place to get away and enjoy simplicity, thus fostering personal and interpersonal growth on any level for any group of people. Possibilities include: hayrides, crafts, observing lambs and their moms, hiking, fishing, picnics, campfires, sledding, retreats, afternoon teas and educating groups about wildlife and gardening. Contact number is 724-627-3093.

ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE AND RESEARCH CENTER:

Greene, Washington and Fayette counties will be participating in a special research project with the University of Pittsburgh, Alzheimer’s Disease and Research Center. They will be seeking participants for the study who must meet the following criteria: 65 years and older, good vision and hearing (with correction), ability to read, no learning disabilities and at least a 7th grade education. Participants will be paid $15.00 for their assistance in completing a short testing tool. Be watching for more information on this research project. Contact Jennifer Hammon at 724-852-2893 Ext 548 for more information.

ADULT EDUCATION CLASSES:

Community Action Southwest will be sponsoring Adult Education Classes this summer in Greene County. Get your GED/Review Basic Math-Reading-Writing Skills-Enhance Your Job Search/Improve Your Job Performance and Help your Children with their Homework. Sites:

Carmichaels Senior Center –Monday / Wednesday from 1 P.M. to 4 P.M.

Greensboro Family Center—Tuesday / Thursday from 1 P.M. to 4 P.M.

Waynesburg CareerLink –Tuesday / Thursday from 9 A.M. to noon and 1 P.M. to 4 P.M.

For more information please call 1-877-814-0788 Ext. 516.

ANGEL FOOD MINISTRIES:

Lone Pine Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) at 582 Lone Pine Rd in Washington hosts a special food program called “Angel Food Ministries”. The June food box at the cost of $25.00 included the following items: 2.5 pork spare ribs, 4 lb drumsticks, 4 oz hamburger patties, 3 lb breaded frying chicken, 1 lb fully cooked meat balls, 2 lbs. chicken breast, 15 oz, chicken pot pie soup, 24 oz roasted potatoes with garlic & onion, 16 oz. pasta, 16 oz. rice, 16 oz. baked beans, 16 oz. corn, 20 oz bbq sauce, 12 oz peanut butter, 1 dozen eggs and 1 dessert item. Orders are taken ahead of time and pre-paid. No personal checks are accepted. Must be cash, money order or a cashiers check. Orders may be mailed to the church at the above address c/o Denise Verner. Food Stamps can only be accepted at the church. Please remember your receipt when picking up your order and bring your own box, laundry basket and/or cooler for carrying your items. There are NO refunds or credits if your order is not picked up on the day of distribution. For more information on this program please call: Phone: 724-267-4512 or email to Church email: lpccdoc@roadlynx.net

RYERSON POOL:

Ryerson Station State Park’s swimming pool will be open from 11 A.M. to 7 P.M. May 27 – 29 for Memorial Day weekend. The pool will be closed May 30th through June 2nd for the lifeguard staff to finish school and attend the required classes. The pool will reopen June 3rd for the season and will be open 7 day a week. The pool will close August 28th, but will reopen Sept 2 – 5 for the Labor Day weekend, before closing for the season. For more information please call 724-428-4254.

CENTRAL PARK PLAYGROUND DAY CAMP PROGRAM:

2006 Central Park Playground (Waynesburg Borough) will be holding day camp sign-ups on June 8th and 9th at the playground from 10 A.M. to 1 P.M. The day camp will begin on Monday, June 12 and run Monday through Friday until August 11th. Hours will be from 9 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. and is open to children ages 5 to 12 years. Any child under the age of 5 requires parent supervision. Contact number is 724-627-8111.

SUMMER READING AND MATH (SMARRT) PROGRAM:

Southeastern Greene School District announces a special opportunity for children in their school district to work on their academic ability to reach grade level proficiency. Reading and math instruction will occur daily, along with Science and Technology curriculum connections. Students who have completed Kindergarten through Grade 11 are eligible to attend this academic learning opportunity. Funding is provided through the PA Tutoring Grant at no cost to parents. Dates: June 12th through August 3rd (schools are closed on July 4th). Where: Bobtown Elementary for students who completed Kindergarten through Grade 5 from 8:45 A.M. to 12:15 P.M.; Mapletown Jr./Sr High School for students who completed grades 6 through 11 from 8:30 A.M. to noon. Complimentary food/snacks will be available daily at both schools. Bus transportation is offered daily. Registration forms must be completed and returned to the child’s school sometime during the month of June. For more information please call 724-943-3630, Annette Powelko/Curriculum Coordinator.

21st CENTURY COMMUNITY SUMMER CAMPS:

Middle School Students will be able to try one of two new classes to be held at Greene County Career & Technology Center: 1.) How to Prepare International Foods and 2.) Designing and Manufacturing a Prototype of a Product. These classes will be held from 9 A.M. to noon Monday through Thursday, June 19 – 29.

The main summer camp program is open to students who completed kindergarten through the 8th grade last year. Details vary depending on the school district, but most camps will begin on June 19th and end July 27th with students attending Monday through Thursday from 9 A.M. until noon. Reading, mathematics, technology and recreation will be integrated with camp activities and projects that are age appropriate. Special tutoring will be available for students who did not test high enough in the PA System of State Assessment test. The camp is FREE. Sites: Bobtown Elementary, Mapletown Junior/Senior High, Carmichaels Elementary, Jefferson-Morgan Elementary, Jefferson –Morgan Middle School, Waynesburg Central Elementary, Perry Elementary, Margaret Bell Miller Middle School, Graysville Elementary and West Greene Middle School.

To register for these camps please call the Greene County 21st Century Community Learning Center at 724-627-7173.

FLENNIKEN LIBRARY:

On June 20th beginning at 6:30 P.M. please come and enjoy the Magic of Reading by Jason Christopher, magician. He will be telling stories, performing magic tricks, puppetry and comedy in such a way that will encourage children to read.

June 22nd from 12 to 2:30 P.M. will be Read to a Dog Day. Therapy dogs do a great service to humans with disabilities. So, it is time to return the favor by participating in read to a dog day. Three therapy dogs will be at the library to relax while the children read to them. Please sign up in advance. (724-966-5263).

Summer Reading Program is offered beginning June 27th and will run on the following Tuesdays through August 8 (with the exception of July 4th). Children from preschool through grade 6 will hear stories, play games, make crafts and enjoy snacks. Participants who fill out their packet will receive a free t-shirt with the summer reading g program theme of Paws, Claws, Scales and Tales on it. Pre- school aged children – Kindergarten group will be from 10:30 to 11:30; Kindergarten through 3rd grade will run from 12 to 1:30 P.M. and Grades 4 to 6 will be from 2 – 4 P.M. Call to register (724-966-5263).

U.S. REP. JOHN MURTHA:

A member of U. S. Rep. John Murtha’s staff will do outreach in Waynesburg at the Greene County Office Building at 93 E. High Street on the following dates in June: June 20th from 9:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. and June 27th from 9:30 A.M. to 3 P.M.

SENIOR FARMERS MARKET VOUCHERS:

Community Action Southwest announced distribution dates at the area Senior Center for Farmers Markets vouchers. All distribution times will be held from 10 A.M. to noon:

Bobtown June 20th and July 18th

Carmichaels July 12th

Clarksville July 14th

Eldercare June 23rd and July 20th

Jefferson June 21st and July 5th

Mt. Morris June 19th and July 17th

Waynesburg July 10th

West Greene June 22nd and July 13th

FAMILY FUN FAIR:

Primary Care of Mt. Morris is making plans for their 2nd Annual Family Fun Fair. The date has been set for Sat., June 24th from noon until 4 P.M. at the Mt. Morris American Legion. The fair is an effort to bring some good old fashioned fun back to the community. They are planning to have games, raffles, food and all kinds of different organizations providing information on available family services. Please call Bonnie Popso at 724-324-9001 to reserve a table.

GREENE COUNTY DAIRY CAMP:

Penn State Cooperative Extension Services is hosting a very special one day Dairy Camp, “Udderly Moovelous” Dairy Factory on Thursday, June 29th. This camp is open to all children ages 8 to 15 and is FREE! Registration is a must and applications must be in by June 22nd (limit is 40 children). The day will begin at the Greene County Fairgrounds at 8 A.M. Bus will be boarding at 8:30 A.M. There will be a tour of the Spring House Farm and Store in Eighty Four, PA followed by lunch at the Spring House. At 12:15 P.M. everyone will board the bus to return to Waynesburg for a tour of the Giant Eagle. Then all children will return to the Fairgrounds for group activities. The camp will end at 4 P.M. Reminder: children will be visiting a real working farm and appropriate dress is recommended (raingear, closed shoes, sunscreen, etc.) for the weather of the day and farm conditions. Questions: please call 724-627-3745.

BLOOD DRIVE:

Southwest Regional Medical Center will be hosting the American Red Cross for a blood drive on June 27th from noon until 6 P.M. on the 2nd Floor in the Guesman Room.

CENTERVILLE CLINICS, INC SUMMER THERAPEUTIC ACTIVITIES PROGRAM:

This program is intended for children ages 6 to 11 and for adolescents ages 12 to 15 who have emotional problems that require an intensive level of treatment that is not available in traditional recreational summer camps. It is designed to provide a short term, socialization program in a supportive environment. The main focus of this program is to provide social activities, therapeutic groups and supervised leisure time during the unstructured months. Transportation is provided by County Medical Assistance Transportation. Camp hours are from 9 A.M. to 3 P.M. for two sessions: June 16 to July 14 and July 17 to August 11th. Location for the Greene County program is 300 North Street in Waynesburg. Phone number at that site is 724-627-8034. Contact person is Leigh Ann Nichols, Director of Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services at 724-632-6801 Ext. 2151 or email mentalhealth@cerntervilleclinilcs.com for registration and additional information.

M.A.G.I.C. GOALS SOCCER CAMP:

The M.A.G.I.C. Goals Soccer Camp (children ages 6 to 16 years) will be held in Carmichaels (field behind the Carmichaels Elementary School) on June 20 and 23 from 9 A.M. to 11 A.M. To register and for more information please call Jodie Giocondi at 724-852-5276.

DEPARTMENT OF RECREATION, GREENE COUNTY SUMMER CAMPS:

Day Camp registration will be held on June 16th from 1:00 until 3:00 P.M. at each of the following park locations: Wana B Park in Carmichaels, Jefferson Township Park in Jefferson, Ryerson Station State Park in Wind Ridge, Mon View Park in Greensboro, Lions’ Club Park in Waynesburg, Perry Elementary School in Mt. Morris and Bobtown Elementary School in Bobtown. Children ages 5 to 15 are welcome and 2006 camps will begin on June 19th and end on July 28th. Hours for the camps are 10 A.M. to 3 P.M. For more information please call 724-852-5323.

CAMP COMPUTER BYTES:

Community Action Southwest will be sponsoring “Adventures in Computer: Camp Computer Bytes” from June 19th30th (Monday through Friday) at 58 E. Greene Street in Waynesburg. There will be two sessions: Children ages 5 to 8 from 9 A.M. to noon; Children ages 9 to 12 from 1 P.M. to 4 P.M. Each student will have their own computer to work on and will receive a t-shirt to design and create. This summer camp will be a unique experience as students will learn computer technology and skills while having a wonderful time! For more information please call 724-852-2893, Ext. 508 or 424 or 1-877-814-0788 Ext. 508 or 424.

DOG SHOW:

South Hills and Mountaineer Kennel Clubs will be hosting a Dog Show from June 22nd through June 25th at the Greene County Fairgrounds. Free admission to the event; cost of $3.00 per car on grounds parking. For more information please call Barb Baker at 724-258-6828.

MAGIC SHOW:

Bowlby Public Library Children’s Department will be presenting “Doc Dixon the Magician” on Saturday, June 24th at 10 A.M. He will also be bringing, Butch, his bunny. This is not only a fun show but has a very important pro-reading message. Please Call Mrs. Kerry at the library to register (724-627-9776).

LAWN FESTIVALS:

Annual summer lawn festivals around the county will run from 5 to 7 P.M. Menu includes: creamed chicken and ham barbecue sandwiches, hot dogs, homemade noodles, potato salad, cole slaw, baked beans, melon cub and homemade pies and cakes. The schedule is as follows:

June 24th—Spraggs United Methodist Church

July 8th --Claughton Chapel First United Methodist Church

July 15th—Valley Chapel United Methodist Church

July 22nd—Fairall United Methodist Church, Wbg.

MENTAL HEALTH ADVANCE DIRECTIVES:

This workshop will be held on June 27th and 28th from 10 A.M. to 2 P.M. at the Greene County Fairgrounds (Bldg.10, Lower Level Meeting Room). This two day training will discuss the benefits of completing your personal Mental Health Advance Directives document. Participants are encouraged to invite their agents to attend. (An agent is a person you designate to make decisions upon your directions). Each participant will have the opportunity to actually complete their personal Mental Health Advance Directives document. Call NAMI Southwestern Pennsylvania at 1-888-264-7972 to register early as class size is limited. This workshop is provided by Disabilities Law Project and NAMI Southwestern PA through grant support of the Staunton Farm Foundation.

KARAOKE CONTEST:

Waynesburg Lions Club July 4th Celebration will include a Karaoke Contest to be held on Tuesday, July 4th from 3 P.M. to 6 P.M. at the Greene County Fairgrounds. There will be three age groups: 10 and under, 11 through 18 and 19 years and over. This contest is limited to the first 30 persons who call and register (10 per age group). Parents must call and register for any children under age 15. Cash awards will be $100, $50 and $25 for the top 3 in each age group. Contact Mr. Ed Hurd at 724-883-3350 to enter. One song (under 4 minutes in length) per performer. Bring your own cd or choose a song from the available list. The winners will perform in front of the crowd before the beginning of the fireworks.

KINDERGARTEN CLUB 2006:

Community Action Southwest is pleased to announce a fun, educational summer program open to all children entering kindergarten this fall. Activities include: free play, social interaction, circle time, crafts, school readiness and fine/gross motor activities, snacks and journal writing. The first session will be a Teddy Bear theme so that parents, children and teachers can get acquainted. Bring your favorite teddy bear or stuffed animal. The program will run from July 5th through July 31st from 9:30 A.M. to 11: 30 A.M. on Mondays and Wednesdays (Carmichaels, Jefferson and Graysville) and Tuesdays and Thursdays (Bobtown and Central Greene) and Tuesdays Only (Springhill-Freeport and Perry). The children will make new friends and meet school personnel. All sessions will be conducted by a certified teacher, a teachers aid plus parent volunteers! Parents will help to plan and facilitate activities. Every child must be accompanied by an adult. For more information please call the Greene County Family Center at 724-943-9800 or 724-627-3226. Registration is NOT required for this program.

NET M.A.G.I.C.:

The annual Basketball Camp sponsored by M.A.G.I.C.’s Family Stability Community Team will be held at Margaret Bell Miller Middle School. Dates: July 7, 10, 14, 17, 21 & 24 from 1:30 to 3:30 P.M. Children of all ages are welcome. Please call 724-852-5276 to register and for more information.

GREENE COUNTY DAY AT KENNYWOOD AMUSEMENT PARK:

The annual Greene County Day at Kennywood has been set for July 11th. Tickets are being sold at two sites: WANB (724-852-1031) and Waynesburg Area Chamber of Commerce (724-627-5926). Ride all day tickets are $16.50 and ride all day tickets plus bus fare are $24.00.

BOWLBY PUBLIC LIBRARY:

This year’s theme for 2006 summer reading program is “Paws, Claws, Scales and Tales!” and will run from July 11th to August 18th. Tuesdays at 10:30 will be for 3 – 4 year olds. Tuesdays at 1:30 will be for 4 -5 year olds

Toddler Share: Tuesdays at 5 P.M. for 9 -35 months Wednesdays at 2:30 P.M. 9 – 35 months

Wednesdays at 10:30 A.M. 6 -8 years Wednesdays at 1:30 10-12 years

Stories Under the Moon:

Wednesdays at 5 P.M. 3 – 6 years Thursdays at 10:30 A.M. 4-5 years.

For more information or to register please call Mrs. Kerry at 724-627-9776.

PAWS, CLAWS, SCALES & TALES CLUB:

Community Action Southwest presents a special summer program for children birth through 8 years. Come join in for free, family focused activities including: stories, songs and even games about pets! Children under 5 years must be accompanied by an adult. Program will run between 60 and 90 minutes long. Sites:

Even Start Trailer at New Freeport on Tuesdays beginning July 11th through August 1st at 2 P.M.

Greensboro Family Center at the Penn Pitt Building on Tuesdays beginning July 11th through August 1st at 2 P.M.

. Morris Township Community Building in Nineveh on Wednesdays beginning July 12th through August 2nd at 10A.M.

For more information about this program please call 724-627-3226, 724-943-9800 or 877-814-0788.

JACKTOWN FAIR:

141st Annual Jacktown Fair will take place from July 18th to the 22nd. Admission is $8.00 nightly or $25 for a weekly pass which includes admission, rides & grandstand events plus 5 chances to win on the Daily Number. Children under 3 are admitted for free. Activities include: demolition derbies, tractor & horse pulls, stunt show, entertainment and special events for children. For more information please call Buck Burns at 724-428-3637 or 724-627-8473.

CSI CAMP:

Registration has already begun for the second annual Crime Scene Investigation Camp, which will be held at Waynesburg College from July 23 – 27th. This camp is open to high school juniors, seniors and 2006 graduates and will accept 60 students. Hands-on training in forensics is the main focus of the camp, yet the camp will also focus on law enforcement training. Cost is $375. For more information please call Sarah Zwinger 724-852-3373 or email her at szwinger@waynesburg.edu. Registration may be done on line at http://www.waynesburg.edu/CSIcamp2006

RAIN DAY:

The annual Rain Day celebration will take place on July 29th in the downtown Waynesburg area. The all-day festival includes: live entertainment, food, crafts, games, hot dog eating contest, umbrella decoration contest, Baby Rain Day Contest and more. Don’t miss the fun!

CAMP LAUGHALOT:

The annual Camp Laughalot program will be held at Central Greene High School consisting of two sessions: July 31 to August 4 and August 7 to 11 from 8:30 A.M. to 2:30 P.M. Monday through Friday. Lunch, drinks and snacks will be provided. The cost is $45.00 per week per child (please call regarding ESY and Value Behavioral Health Funding). Activities: arts & crafts, music & drama, swimming, sports & games and theme days. Presentations by visitors to the camps such as The Literacy Council, the local police department, Smokey the Bear, the youth ballet and numerous others are almost a daily treat. The overall camp experience promotes educational, vocational and social development while boosting self-esteem. The camp focuses on providing new experiences and having fun. Counselors at Camp Laughalot are mandated to create a physically and emotionally safe, enjoyable and challenging environment for campers. Each staff member is trained in CPR, First Aid and Crisis Prevention & Intervention. Each staff member is screened with a rigorous interview and with Act 33/34 clearances to ensure the safety of all the campers. Transportation must be provided by the family or caregiver or may be available through the county Transportation Program or school system. Registration forms must be completed and will be made available in the Find Out office. For more information please call the Arc Human Services office at 724-745-3010.

GREENE COUNTY FAIR:

The county fair is scheduled for August 4th to the 12th. Admission: $8.00 which includes rides and the grandstand. Senior Day will be Thursday, August 10th from noon to 5 P.M. and all seniors with proper ID are admitted free on that day. Gates open at 3 P.M. and the rides begin at 4 P.M. until 11 P.M. Schedule of events: Friday, August 4th—Demolition Derby at 6:30 P.M.; Saturday, August 5th—Kids Pedal Pull Contest at 6 P.M. along with the Lawn & Garden Farm Stock Tractor Pulls; Sunday, August 6th—Judging of Baking Contest at 3 P.M, Horse and Pony Pull at 5:30 P.M.; Monday, August 7th8 P.M. Imperial Hell Drivers Stunt Show; Tuesday, August 8th—Truck Pulls at 7:30 P.M.; Wednesday, August 9th –Rodeo at 7 P.M.; Thursday, August 10th—Rodeo at 7 P.M.; Friday, August 11th—Demolition Derby at 7 P.M.; Saturday, August 12th –Hot Farm Stock Tractors, Semi Trucks, Diesel Trucks and Keystone Mini Mods at 6:30 P.M.

COAL SHOW:

The 52nd Annual Pennsylvania Bituminous Coal Show in Carmichaels has been set to run from Saturday, August 20th to Saturday, August 27th. This week long celebration includes: the King Coal Parade, Coal Queen Pageant, a cheerleading competition, coal exhibits, the State Mine Rescue Contest, a bike-a-thon, carnival, fireworks, antique cars, children’s pet parade & bicycle parade along with a wide variety of delicious ethnic foods.

50’S FEST & CAR CRUISE:

The 4th annual festival celebrating the 50;s will take place on Saturday, September 9th in the downtown Waynesburg area. There will be over 300 hot-rods and motorcycles exhibited. WANB Dougie Wilson will be playing the classics on the courthouse lawn. Activities include: hula hoop and bubble gum blowing contests. For more information please contact Connie Bird at Waynesburg Prosperous and Beautiful 724-627-8111.

COVERED BRIDGE FESTIVAL:

The 36th Annual Covered Bridge Festival will take place on September 16th and 17th. Contact for the Carmichaels Covered Bridge: Pete and Nancy Reynolds at 724-966-9770 and for the White Cover Bridge, please call Cheryl Clark at 724-966-2357. Activities include: music, re-enactments, crafts, and a wide variety of home cooking.

ARTS IN THE PARK:

The 13th annual Arts in the Park at Ryerson Station State Park will take place on September 22nd and 23rd. This event features music, art and nature. Come enjoy good company, food, games and crafts in this beautiful setting. For more information please contact the park at 724-428-4254.

HARVEST FESTIVAL:

The Greene County Historical Museum on Rolling Meadows Road in Waynesburg will be hosting their annual Harvest Festival on October 21st and 22nd. Events include: local artists, tours of the museum, Civil War re-enactments and a delicious assortment of foods to enjoy. For more information please contact Brenda Giles at the museum 724-627-3204.

SOCIAL SECURITY:

A representative from the Social Security office comes to Waynesburg on the 3rd Thursday of each month from 9 A.M. until noon and then from 1 P.M. to 2 P.M. Location: Greene County Careerlink at 4 W. High Street. No appointments necessary.


UPCOMING MEETINGS (OPEN TO ALL):

HEALTH & WELFARE COUNCIL meets September through May from noon until 1 P.M. Location of the meeting is generally held at the Greene County Career and Technology Center (Vo-tech). Please contact Bonnie Popso, President at 724-324-9001.



M.A.G.I.C. TASK GROUP MEETINGS (if you are not part of a group, please consider joining a group that interests you. New members are ALWAYS welcome)

EARLY CARE & SCHOOL SUCCESS meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 1:30 P.M. in the 3rd floor meeting room of the Fort Jackson Building. Contact is Amy Switalski at 724-852-5276.

FAMILY STABILITY meets on the 2nd Monday of each month at 10 A.M. in the 3rd Floor conference room of the Ft. Jackson Building. Contact is Dean Virgili at 724-852-5276. (This group is collecting photos from Net M.A.G.I.C. to compile a scrapbook. Please submit any photos from any year to Angie or Tracie 724-852-5276).

SAFE KIDS/SAFE COMMUNITIES meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 9:15 A.M. at the State Health Clinic. Contact Marlene Shaw at 724-627-3168.

NEW PHYSICAL HEALTH/SHIP SCHEDULE FOR MEETINGS:

Physical Health plans to meet 4 times a year as a whole committee.

These dates will be the first Monday at 9:00 of February, May, August and November.

The Physical Health subcommittees will meet as needed.

Below is a list of the sub -committees and a contact person from each:

Perinatal Coalition = Rosa Snyder-Boyd -rsnyderboyd@caswg.org

724-852-2893 ext 441


Tobacco Coalition = Tracie Wilson - twilson@co.greene.pa.us 724-852-5276 (This group meets every other month. The next meeting will be 4/24/06 @ 1:00 Fort Jackson Building, 3rd floor large conference room)
Cancer Coalition = Carolyn Wissenbach - cxw32@psu.edu 724-627-3745
Diabetes Coalition = Sue Pettit spettit@washingtonhospital.org

Cindy Cowie ccowie@gcmhcare.com 724-627-2550 X 550


Covering Kids and Families = Rich Rinehart - rrinehart@cornerstonecare.com

724-943-3308



RESOURCE COORDINATION meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 11:30 A.M. (with the exception of June and July). These meetings will take place immediately prior to the monthly Health & Welfare meetings so the location will change accordingly. Please contact Mary Trauth at 724-852-1943.

LIFE ENRICHMENT FOR ADULTS will meet on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 3 P.M. in the 3rd Floor meeting room of the Fort Jackson Building. If you are interested in joining this group please contact Chris Bruno at 724-852-2893.


DEADLINE: Keep in mind that the M.A.G.I.C. Moments is a newsletter that belongs to all of us. All information regarding programs, events and activities is welcomed. Please submit your entries by the 3rd Wednesday of each month. You may call the Find Out office at 724-852-1943, email to mtrauth@co.greene.pa.us or stop in the office at the Fort Jackson Building at 19th S. Washington Street (lobby area). Your input is needed and appreciated!




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