Getting Started with Your Hobby
What is your favorite hobby? Wait a minute… you don’t have one? Well, it’s time to get one (or a couple)! Hobbies are beneficial to your wellbeing. They help you cope with stress, foster and develop social connections, give you something to talk about, reduce boredom, strengthen efficiency, and add fulfillment to your free time.
The possibilities for a new hobby in Greene County are endless. If you want to get physical, athletic programs and classes are waiting. Artistic individuals can get hands on with ceramics, crafting, and knitting/crocheting classes. Or head outdoors with our trails and waterways.
If you need to learn more about your new hobby — or are looking for a new hobby idea — a great place to start is your local library. Eva K Bowlby Library and Flenniken Public Library are invaluable information sources for the community. They also provide informational, educational, and creative classes for recreation and personal development.
American Judo Hapkido Institute
Looking for a more physical hobby? Consider learning martial arts with the American Judo Hapkido Institute in Waynesburg. They have classes for all ages and skill levels, and offer Hapkido, Judo, Sinmoo Yu Sool Kwan, and Te Geri programs with experienced and engaged instructors. Prepare for fitness and fun with American Judo Hapkido Institute.
EQT REC Center
Find sports, recreation, and fitness for the whole family at the EQT REC Center in Waynesburg. The EQT REC Center features a fitness center, walking track, personal training, group exercise, basketball and pickleball courts, and more. Throughout the year, they offer sports and recreation programming, such as clinics, tournaments, and teams, for all ages.
In Motion Dance & Fitness
Express yourself with dance at In Motion Dance & Fitness in Waynesburg. The studio provides classes in ballet, acrobatics, contemporary hip hop, jazz, musical theater, pointe, and tap. And it’s not just for children and young adults — In Motion has adult dance classes, workshops, and yoga throughout the year.
Jump into knitting or crocheting with high-quality supplies from Lippencott Alpacas. The Lippencott Alpacas Farm Store offers a variety of alpaca yarn, as well as already crafted alpaca clothing. They also have knitting and crocheting classes for those that like to craft with others or are looking for a little guidance. If your hobbies are an interest in livestock, they also produce quality alpaca breeding stock and mentor new breeders.
S.O.A.R. of Greene County (Support Our Aviation Resources)
Head to the skies with S.O.A.R! S.O.A.R of Greene County, a group of aviation enthusiasts and professionals, is all about aviation. The group works to promote aviation and provide aviation events to the community. If you’ve got an interest in aviation, join them at one of their monthly meetings, held the first Tuesday of every month.
Greene County and its neighboring areas are full of beautiful scenery, and the trails, parks, and natural areas offer abundant opportunities to spend your time in nature. Before you head out to the trail, you’ll need the right backpacking and hiking accessories — like the ones available from Hilltop Packs in Waynesburg. Hilltop Packs creates custom, functional equipment personalized to you. Before you head out on the trail, visit them for your one-of-a-kind gear.
Greene Cove Yacht Club
Get out on the water at Greene Cove Restaurant and Marina! Maybe you’re looking to get a boat but don’t have the room at your home. Perhaps you just need a good place to launch. Either way, Greene Cove Restaurant and Marina has you covered. Their services include slips, gas, transient docking, launch ramp, service center, and ship store. After a fun day out on the river, enjoy a bite to eat at their restaurant.
Wayne Lumber & Supply
Like to get hands-on with your hobbies? Consider woodworking, building furniture, gardening/landscaping, or remodeling your home. Wayne Lumber & Supply has the lumber you need to create amazing woodwork pieces; paint, doors, and more to remodel your home; and lawn care products to create your landscaped outdoor oasis. If you’re into cooking as a hobby, Wayne Lumber has a large selection of grills and smokers.
Get crafty with the Lumber Ladies! Try something new each week with the Lumber Ladies in Jefferson during one of their weekly crafting classes. You can customize wooden signs, wooden décor, wreaths, and more while enjoying the company of fellow crafters in class. They also have private classes if you’re more inclined to craft one-on-one.
Gloria’s Ceramics and Greene Gifts
Feeling artsy? Gloria’s Ceramics and Greene Gifts in Rogersville is a excellent place to flex your creative muscles. Besides gifts and work from local artisans, Gloria’s has unpainted ceramics that you can customize at home with a take and paint kit or during one of their classes.