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Digital Media X 2011 draws artists to Edison campus March 11
Area high school and community college artists, illustrators, designers and videomakers will converge on the Piqua Main Campus of Edison Community College March 11 from 9 am to 2 pm for the 2011 edition of Digital Media X. “Digital Media X exposes students to a professional conference atmosphere with keynotes, breakouts and demonstrations of the latest tools and trends... read more.
Darke County Visitors Bureau - March Calendar of Events
Daffodils and smiling faces... two things that remind us of spring. With the long winter we’ve endured, it’s time to spring into action and plan a getaway with that someone special. Read on to learn about unique events taking place in and around Darke County, Ohio. For more details, click on the red links below or visit our website at or become a Fan on Facebook... read more.
Annual Kiwanis Pancake Event at GHS
Get ready for all-you-can-eat pancakes and sausage at Greenville Kiwanis’ annual fundraiser on March 19. One of the community organization’s fundraisers each year, the event helps generate funds for scholarships, newborn car seats, the Woodland Heights reading program, financial support for Greenville High School Key Club, Special Olympics and more... read more.
Darke County Parks - Parent and Preschooler Adventures
March 16, 17 & 30 - Hey Parents and Preschoolers! Looking for some hands-on learning about the natural world all around you? Join a Naturalist at Shawnee Prairie for a monthly, hour-long program designed to investigate nature through activities, games and exploring.  There are programs for 2-3 year olds (held on Wednesdays) and a program for 4-5 year olds (held on Thursdays)... read more.
Darke County Parks - A busy time coming up at Darke County Parks
Learn how to tap your own maples, Backyard Sugarin’ Feb. 26; Maple Sugarin’ at the Prairie March 5 & 6 - Waffle Breakfast with “home made” Maple Syrup March 5 - and the weekly Early Morning Discovery Hikes Every Tuesday... read more.
Garst Museum... Darke County, African Americans, and the Civil War
On Sunday, February 20, 2011 at 2:00 pm, the Garst Museum will present the third in a series of lectures open to the public. Mr. Roane Smothers will be the speaker. Roane will share stories of African Americans from the Longtown area and Darke County who left to fight in the Civil War. Longtown was a predominantly African American settlement in Darke County that included people of African, European, and American Indian ancestry. The population included... read more.
Early Morning Discovery Hike Report - Darke County Parks
There may still be snow & ice on the ground, but spring is on the way!  The sun is warmer, the birds are singing, the Great-horned Owls are nesting at Shawnee Prairie again, the first Turkey Vulture of the year has been seen, the maple sap is flowing... yep, definitely spring! The coming weeks will be some of the most eventful of the year... Also see program reminders... read more.
Waffle Breakfast - Saturday, March 5:  7 - 10:30am
Shawnee Prairie Preserve / $5 Ticket Donation - The Friends of the Parks will once again be serving up a hearty breakfast of waffles, sausage, juice and coffee and of course pure Ohio Maple Syrup!  This annually delicious event kicks off Darke County Parks’ Maple Sugarin’ at the Prairie Festival!  All weekend long (March 5-6), the Sugar Shack at Shawnee Prairie Preserve will be boiling down maple sap, providing a glimpse into the history of Maple Sugaring
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(West High & Pearl Streets) - Sat. Feb. 19th - 7:00 PM - Showing “LEAP OF FAITH”

Maple Sugarin' at the Prairie, 
Annual Waffle Breakfast
Maple Sugarin' - Saturday, March 5th:  7:30 am-4 pm, Sunday, March 6th:  12 pm-4 pm
Annual Waffle Breakfast - Saturday, March 5th 7 am-10:30 am, Tickets - $5
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Stranger Danger Awareness Program to be presented to Greenville school children
Presented by Citizens 4 Change and Greenville School District - Rick Allen will be presenting The Stranger Danger Awareness Program, “How to Be Street Smart,” to all Greenville City School students in grades K-6 on Wednesday, February 16, 2011. Mr. Allen has been educating students regarding this topic for over thirty-five years. He will be meeting with the students at the following... read more.
Mehaffie to Speak on Edison Presidential Search
GREENVILLE – Darryl Mehaffie, Edison Community College Trustee, will be speaking to the Darke County Republican Men’s Club Saturday, Feb. 19, at 8 a.m. He will be talking about the search process for the college’s next president, who will likely be named in the near future. The meeting will be held in the Brethren Retirement Community staff cafeteria. This is a change of location to allow... read more.
Organic Gardening Workshop, Shawnee Prairie Preserve
Saturday, February 19 - Has the gardening 'bug' bit you yet? It's time to start planning your gardens for 2011 and why not go organic this year? Join the Olde Thyme Gardeners for their annual Spring Garden Workshop, Saturday Feb 19 from 9a-4p and learn how you can make this year your most organic yet!... read more.
VFW Auxiliary to meet Thursday, Feb. 17
VFW Auxiliary to VFW Post 7262, Greenville will host its regular monthly meeting at the post Thursday, 7:30 p.m., Feb. 17, for members. Would you like to become a member? Contact Marilyn Emmons at the VFW Post (937) 548-4004.
Calling all Non-Profits
Would your non-profit organization (501c3) like a chance to raise funds?  The Friends of the Darke County Parks are looking for non-profits to host food booths at their annual Prairie Days to be held on Sept. 24th and 25th , 2011. With our 2010 attendance being over 4,000 people and anticipating this year to be even bigger, this could be a great opportunity to promote your non-profit association!  If interested, please attend... read more.
DCCA Coffeehouse Series presents multiply talented artist
On Thursday, February 17, Allan Wolf will bring his unique skills to Sweet One O One in downtown Greenville.  “Allan is a talented poet, award-winning author, dynamic performer, and dedicated educator,” explained Keith Rawlins, Artistic Director of Darke County Center for the Arts, which is presenting the Allen Wolf as part of their informal Coffeehouse Series.  ”He’s an actor, a storyteller, and a... read more.
Darke T.E.A. Patriots Planning Meeting
February 12, 2011, 3:00--5:00 pm
Treaty Lanes (Dining Room), 1137 Sweitzer Ave, Greenville, Ohio 45331... read more.
Darke County’s February Calendar, From the Darke County Visitor’s Bureau
You don’t have to go far to find romantic places and ideal spaces to pamper your sweetheart this year on Valentine’s Day. Read on to learn about delicious dinners, award-winning wines, divine desserts and events taking place in and around Darke County, Ohio. For more details, click on the red links below or visit our website at Walking in a Winter Wonderland... read more.
Alpin Hong… Classical Pianist at Memorial Hall Saturday
Artists Series, Saturday, February 5, 2011
8:00 P.M., St. Clair Memorial Hall, Greenville, Tickets $20, Available at the door or in advance at DCCA office. For anyone thinking of attending DCCA's presentation of pianist Alpin Hong this Saturday night, there is an ABC video clip available for viewing that gives you a glimpse into Alpin's work with young people... read more.
Boehner Open Door Program
The "Open Door" program gives Eighth District residents the opportunity to meet face-to-face with a member of my congressional staff to ask questions, discuss problems, and offer opinions about issues related to the federal government. Staff will be located at the following locations NEXT TUESDAY, February 8, 2011: 12 PM - Darke County Senior Citizen Center (1469 Sweitzer Street). 1:30 PM - Arcanum Village Offices (104 West South Street).
OSU Extension… Monthly Agriculture Meeting
Are you interested in Agriculture in Darke County? There’s a meeting once a month to hear about what’s going on… this month’s meeting:  WHAT:  Ag. Breakfast Meeting  WHEN:  Thursday, February 3, 2011, 7:30am... read more
OSU Extension Calendar - January 31 through February 12... read more
OSU Extension to hold Master Gardener Volunteer Training in Spring of 2011
Do you have a strong interest in flower and vegetable gardening, perennial gardening, lawn care, tree and shrub care, fruit production, pest management, a desire to sharpen your skills in these areas, and a willingness to share your knowledge about these topics with others?  If so, then you should consider becoming an Ohio State University Extension (OSUE) Master Gardener Volunteer... read more.
Help Darke County Clean-Up!!
Do you want to help Darke County look it’s best? Join the Darke County Solid Waste District in our third annual Darke County “Trash Bash” Community Clean-up Day on Saturday, April 9 & 10, 2011. By participating, you help create a good impression on prospective employers, professionals, and others who visit our “clean” county. According to a 2000... read more.
Dining with Diabetes, By Diane Barga, OSU Extension, Darke County
If you have diabetes, if you have a family member with diabetes or if you support and care for someone with diabetes, you will want to enroll in Dining with Diabetes, an educational class designed to help you learn to reduce sugar, salt and fat in food and better control blood sugar... read more
“Building Blocks I” Parenting Classes Planned, Diane Barga, OSU Extension, Darke County
OSU Extension, Darke County, has scheduled a “Building Blocks I” parenting series.  The classes will be held March 16, 23 and 30, 2011, at the OSU Extension Learning Center, 603 Wagner Avenue, Greenville.  The class times are from 6:00-8:00pm.  There is no fee for this class.  This is an adult only series... read more
  "State of the County" to be hosted by Darke County Republican Women
The public is invited to the next Regular meeting of the Darke County Republican Women’s Club. It will be February 14 at the Chestnut Village Center of the Brethren Home Retirement Community. The Darke County Board of Commissioners will be giving a “State of the County” presentation, and host a question/answer session... read more.
  Archaeology of Ohio, Saturday, January 22, 10:30 a.m.
Shawnee Prairie Preserve - Venture out to Shawnee Prairie Preserve on Saturday, January 22 to hear respected author and editor Bob Converse share his intimate knowledge of Ohio’s prehistoric cultures. Beginning at 10:30am with a presentation and lecture on the Archaeology and Stone Tools of Ohio, Mr. Converse will give special focus to artifacts... read more.
“I Struggled as a Youth with Alcohol and now…”
Friday, January 28, at 7:00 p.m. the Hope in Recovery support group will be having a speaker who will share their struggles with alcohol as a youth and the challenges of growing up around it. Hope in Recovery meetings... read more.
Garst Lecture Series Schedule
All lectures are free and open to the public. Support for the Garst Lecture series comes from the HOPE Foundation, and the Harry D. Stephens Memorial Fund... read more.
Saluk to speak to Republican Men’s Club
Darke County Economic Development Director Marc Saluk will be speaking to the Darke County Republican Men’s Club on (Saturday) Jan. 15. Appointed to the position in November 2009, Saluk will be talking about his first full year in office and his goals for 2011... read more.
Darke County Center for the Arts will present “A Taste of Wine and Jazz XX” on Friday, January 21 at Montage Cafe in downtown Greenville.  The wine tasting party, a fundraiser for the local arts organization, will feature food and music in addition to a selection of fine wines... read more.
Darke County Senior Scribes
The Darke County Senior Scribes meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at different locations. It is an organization of adults who love to write. The Scribes have also established a Senior Scribe Scholarship Fund in order to provide scholarships to Darke County Youth who wish to pursue a career in the varied fields of communication. Membership is open to all interested invidividuals. To find out more about the Senior Scribes, click here.
The Darke County Republican Mens Club
The Darke County Republican Mens Club meets at 8 a.m. the third Saturday of each month in the Private Dining Room of Brethren Retirement Community. A buffet breakfast for a nominal fee of $6 is included. Each month offers a speaker from the community to talk about topics of local interest. While the stated goal of the club is to support the candidacies of Republican public servants, membership is open to all men and women regardless of political affiliation. For more information, click here.
Greenville Kiwanis
Greenville Kiwanis meets every Wednesday at 12 noon, Chestnut Village Community Center, Brethren Retirement Community. We are looking for members of the community who wish to volunteer their time and enjoy a great meal and speaker each week. To see some of the activities of Greenville Kiwanis click here, and find out more information about its sponsored Greenville High School Key Club, click here.
Greenville Eagles FOE 2177
The Greenville Eagles is a fraternal organization dedicated to good will and fellowship, service to community and local youth. It is a place where  family and friends can enjoy a variety of activities, spirits, legal drawings and "chance," and good food. Aerie Membership is open to both men and women; but the Lodge also has a strong community-service Auxiliary membership for the ladies. One of the sponsored activities of the Greenville Eagles is the Annual Independence Day Celebration at Shade Road. If you are interested in joining, stop by our downtown facility on East Third Street any day of the week. To see some of the activities of the Greenville Eagles, click here.

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