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County Offices Holiday Closings
The County Offices will be closed for the Christmas & New Year’s Holiday on Monday, December 26, 2011 & Monday, January 2, 2012.
Greenville Transit System
Greenville Transit System will be closing at 3:00 p.m. on Dec. 24th  Christmas Eve, and be closed all day on Christmas. We will be back open for regular service on Dec. 26th. We will be closing at 5:00 p.m. on New Years Eve and closed all day on New Years Day and back open for regular service on January 2, 2012.  Happy Holidays.
Greenville Area Dog Club... GADC offers dog training classes
Classes begin the week of Jan. 2 - GREENVILLE – Resolve to train your puppy or dog in the coming year and sign up for a Greenville Area Dog Club training session. The Greenville Area Dog Club winter session of agility, obedience, and conformation classes begins the week of January 2, 2012. A well-trained and well-socialized dog is a joy to be around. Taking a dog through GADC’s training classes helps owners achieve that goal. The Greenville Area Dog Club will be offering... read more.
Agricultural Breakfast Meeting
The January Agricultural Breakfast Meeting will be held Thursday, January 5, 2012, 7:30 am, at the Brethren Retirement Center’s Cafeteria, Greenville. Enter through the Brethren Retirement Center’s main doors, under the awning, and follow the signs to the cafeteria. The next meeting will be February 2, 2012.
Financial Aid Night planned for high school seniors and their parents
(Greenville) A College Financial Aid Night is planned for high school seniors and their parents at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9, 2012, at Edison Community College in Greenville. The program is being coordinated by Bridges to College and Edison Community College. “If students are planning to attend college this fall, they and their parents should plan to attend this free program,” said Beth Sears, Bridges to College Executive Director. Kristina Pruett, coordinator of grants and scholarships at Edison... read more.
First United Methodist Church... Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
December 24th, 8:30 PM - First United Methodist Church, corner of 4th and Sycamore, in Greenville - The public is invited to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas at First United Methodist Church, 202 W. 4th St., in Greenville.    This is a Classic, traditional service with words of hope, beautiful carol singing, special music, and warm candlelight.  All are welcome and encouraged to attend. Come early. God will bless... read more.
First United Methodist Church... Community Christmas Feast, December 25th at 12:30 PM.
First United Methodist Church, corner of 4th and Sycamore, Greenville. Will you be alone this Christmas? Are you concerned about cooking a decent holiday meal for financial, health, or any other reason? Are you just too tired to cook?! If you answered yes to any of these questions (and even if you didn’t), you are invited to the 2nd Annual First UMC Christmas Day Feast. Plans are to provide a grand feast that will rival anyone’s. Dinner will be served in Fellowship Hall at 12:30. There will be Christmas... read more.
First United Methodist Church... Service of the Longest Night
Tuesday, December 20th,  7:00  P.M.  - Special Service at First United Methodist Church, 202 W. 4th St., Greenville - It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Or, is it? Certainly not to some, including: Anyone who will be observing the holidays without a special loved one, Those who are struggling with finances, including the loss of a job. Those who may suffer with depression for any reason. If you are struggling during this Christmas season, you are invited to attend this special, quiet, service... read more.
BBBS... Bowl for Kids Sake 2012...and sign up to mentor a child facing adversity
Join us for a fun filled day and help support local kids in our community!! Bowl for Kids sake 2012……grab some friends, you pick the one hour shift that you want to bowl, minimum $40 in donations gets you into the party, free food and t-shirt!! Plus prizes!!! We have various levels of sponsorship if you want to get your company involved!!! Join the Fun and help Big Brothers Big Sisters continue to serve the youth... read more.
Dayton Business Journal... ‘American Idol’ runner-up to join Dayton concert
Monday, December 5, 2011 - American Idol won’t kick off its 11th season until January, but a few local fans received an early Idol surprise. Lauren Alaina, season 10 runner-up, on Dec. 2 announced she will be joining country singer Jason Aldean’s 2012 My Kinda Party Arena Tour. The tour, which will hit 18 cities, will stop in Dayton in March. Aldean and Alaina, as well as country singer Luke Bryan, will appear at Wright State University’s... read more.
Community Action Partnership Holiday closings
Community Action Partnership will be closed Dec. 26, and Jan. 2 in honor of the holiday season. This includes the Senior Meals Program and Metropolitan Housing Authority. Transportation service available - Community Transportation will be in operation for those who need service through the JARC program over Christmas and New Year weekends. Reservations should be made by Dec. 22 for the Christmas weekend transportation dates of... read more
Darke County Volunteer Network... Leading Volunteers, Meeting Notice
Pam Gibellino, Edison College Coordinator of Career Services, will speak to the Darke County Volunteer Network on Thursday, December 8 in the Community Room at State of the Heart Hospice. The one-hour meeting will begin at noon, a “bring your own brow...n bag” luncheon. Cookies and coffee will be provided. Gibellino will discuss marketing volunteerism and how non-profit agencies can develop their volunteers’ skills. “Volunteers and their organizations become more successful... read more
Lighthouse Christian Center... 29th Annual Free Christmas Dinner
Christmas is the time of year for joy and happiness, but for those who are lonely or less fortunate it can be a very sad time of year. This is the reason that for the past 27 years the Lighthouse Christian Center along with area business and community volunteers treat those persons to a free Christmas Dinner. The dinner is free, it consists of ham, chicken, bar b que pork, dressing, green beans, corn, escalloped potatoes, cole slaw, bread, butter, milk, coffee and finished with Wicks pies for dessert.... read more
Darke County OSU Extension... 2012 Farm Outlook Meeting
Farmers, agribusinesses and others in the industry located in southwest Ohio have the opportunity to learn more about the current grain market outlook and farm production economics at an Ohio State University Extension 2012 Farm Outlook Program. The program is hosted by Ohio State University Extension with presentations from Ohio State’s Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics.  Topics covered will include grain markets, farm inputs... read more
Darke County Commissioners... Dec. 12 Agenda Session Cancelled
The Board of Darke County Commissioners regularly scheduled “Agenda Session” set for Monday, December 12, 2011, will be CANCELLED due to the County Commissioners attending the CCAO Winter Conference. The Board of Commissioners will be having their regular scheduled “Agenda Session” on Wednesday, December 14, 2011, at 1:30 p.m. 
Republican Women Christmas Party
Reservations required by Dec. 8 - The Darke County Republican Women’s Club will be holding its Christmas Party at 6:30 p.m., December 12, at the Chestnut Village Center of the Brethren Home Retirement Community. “Eating, door prizes, silent  action, and games, bring a friend and some fellowship and fun.” says committee chair Dori Howdieshell. For more information, call Howdieshell at (937) 548-8511 or click HERE to email her at... read more
Darke County Parks… Friends and Volunteer Carry-In Dinner
Don’t forget about the Christmas Carry-In Dinner!  The dinner will be held on Tuesday, December 6 at 6pm at Shawnee Prairie Preserve Nature Center.  Drinks and Service will be provided.  All you need to bring is a covered dish to share with all and a non-perishable food item that will be donated to a local food pantry.  “If you have thought about volunteering and becoming a Friend of the Darke County Parks, this is an excellent time to meet other volunteers and begin to share in... read more.
A Weekly Thing... Sweeny Todd, tonight at Memorial Hall
Naiesha Thobe, Story Editor; Amy Whittington, Cartoonist; Teen Scribes
Greenville High School’s Theatre Troupe 4114 will be presenting the final performance of the tale of Sweeney Todd Saturday, December 3rd, at 7:00 p.m. at Memorial Hall. Tickets will be $5 and will go on sale at the door starting at 6:30 p.m. Come support the troupe during a tale of love, betrayal, and... read more.
Saluk to speak at Kiwanis
Darke County Economic Development Director Marc Saluk will be talking to Greenville Kiwanis Wednesday about the efforts and accomplishments of the office in helping to retain or create jobs in Darke County. Guests are welcome and membership is open to Greenville and area residents. Greenville Kiwanis meets every Wednesday at the Chestnut Community Center, Brethren Retirement Community. 
Small Business Lending Seminar
Monday December 5, 2011 - 8:30am Registration - 9:00-11:00am Program - Sinclair Community College, Frederick C. Smith Auditorium, 301 West Fourth Street, Dayton, OH  45410 - This FREE event will bring together representatives from financial institutions such as: Huntington Bank, JPMorgan Chase, PNC Bank, US Bank, Key Bank, Fifth Third Bank and Day Air Credit Union, as well as representatives from the Small Business Administration and the Ohio Department... read more.
Darke County Volunteer Network... Edison’s Gibellino to Speak to Volunteers on Dec. 8
Pam Gibellino, Edison College Coordinator of Career Services, will speak to the Darke County Volunteer Network on Thursday, December 8 in the Community Room at State of the Heart Hospice.  The one-hour meeting will begin at noon, a “bring your own brown bag” luncheon.  Cookies and coffee will be provided.  Gibellino will discuss marketing volunteerism and how non-profit agencies can develop... read more.
Breakfast with Santa, December 10
Greenville, OH.  The Greenville Business & Professional Women’s (BPW) Club is planning their Annual Breakfast with Santa.  The Club would like to invite you to join them for this occasion to be held December 10, 2011 at 9:00 AM at the Greenville VFW Hall, 219 N. Ohio St.  The menu will consist of scrambled eggs, sausage, donut holes and a beverage. Santa will be there, along with Mrs. Claus, the elves and entertainment.  Pictures with Santa will be available and Santa will be joining us... read more.
Bradford Ohio Railroad Museum... Fundraiser: Gold Buying from Connie Voss
Event takes place on Dec. 3 - Bring your gold (yellow, white, rose) or Platinum. Connie will weigh it and give you top dollar. You must be 18 to sell and provide a valid driver’s license/I.D. and date of birth. If you cannot attend personally send it with a friend with your information and Connie will contact you with a price and ask if you wish to sell. Questions can be directed to Gloria... read more.
Darke County Visitors Bureau... Walking in a Winter Wonderland
With Christmas right around the corner, many communities are celebrating with open houses, light displays, winter hikes and special events. Read on for details! For more information on events taking place throughout the year in Darke County, visit our website at You can also catch up with us on Facebook. Now through December 17 - Sixth Annual Community Christmas... read more.
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