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Fort GreeneVille Chapter DAR... December meeting features Village Singers
Reservations required by Dec. 3 - The Fort GreeneVille Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution will meet Saturday, December 10, 2011, at Noon for the annual Christmas Luncheon. The location is the Darke County Park District on St. Rt. 503W, Greenville. This is a luncheon and reservations are required. Reservations can be made by contacting 548-1040 by December 3. The Christmas holiday entertainment will be provided by the Village Singers... read more.
Senior Moments... December Meeting features Marc Eckel
Meeting date: Dec. 6 - Can you believe, we are going to have the last Senior Moments meeting of the year? This one you won’t want to miss. It will feature Marc Eckel, The Splat Experience. If you remember, Marc was with us two years ago and painted a picture of Jesus. He will be with us this year with a different picture, but one just as inspiring. We had the largest crowd we have ever had when he was here before, and looking toward an even bigger attendance this year... read more.
Darke County Parks... Volunteer Opportunities
Below you will find a list of the upcoming Volunteer Opportunities for the months of November and December!  Please let me know if you are interested in helping with any of these opportunities! Hope to see you at the Park soon! - November 2011 - Tuesday, November 29 at 10 AM - We will be decorating the Log House for Christmas. All supplies are provided we are just in need of some helpers.  Please dress for the weather and meet in the Nature Center... read more.
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Edison Community College… 2011 Holiday Evening At Edison Swings
Matt Belsante brings big band era to annual event - Edison Community College will be jazzing up the holiday season this year with a festive night of music, food and fun for a good cause at the annual Holiday Evening at Edison on Friday, Dec. 9, at the Piqua Campus. The night’s entertainment is headlined by big band crooner Matt Belsante, who will be taking the audience... read more.
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Demon Barber Visits Greenville, Ohio, By Naiesha Thobe, Teen Scribe
Have you come for a shave or a deadly good tale? It’s up for you to decide. Keep in mind that not every tale of something innocent is quite that. There is a backstory to every story, and sometimes the backstory isn’t what it seems. Sweeney Todd invites you personally to Memorial Hall December 2nd and 3rd for a tragic tale of romance, betrayal, and murder most foul. Take heed, you must be... read more.
Ohio Supreme Court... Six Seminars Scheduled for 2012 Judicial Candidates
Nov. 21, 2011 - The first of six judicial candidate seminars for judges on the ballot next year will be held on Dec. 7 in Dublin. Rule 4.2(A)(4) of the Code of Judicial Conduct requires all judicial candidates, including incumbent judges, who are seeking election in the year 2012 to attend a campaign practices seminar. Candidates who will appear on the March 2012 primary election ballot have until Feb. 29, 2012, to satisfy the requirement. All other candidates must satisfy the requirement within one year
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Post returns to DCCA’s Arts in Education Series
Award-winning physical-comedian Robert Post will perform for local junior high students at Henry St. Clair Memorial Hall in Greenville on Thursday, December 8. Earlier this year, Darke County Center for the Arts presented the actor/mime/juggler/comedian in all local high schools; his return engagement will offer seventh and eighth grade students the opportunity to experience a professional theatrical performance in a classic theatre setting. “Robert Post has performed in theaters
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Ag Breakfast Meeting Dec. 1
Ag. Breakfast Meeting - Thursday, December 1, 2011, 7:30 a.m. - 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.). Our next meeting will be January 5, 2012.
Cancer Support Meets Dec. 1
The next meeting of the “Living with Cancer” Support Group will be held on Thursday, December 1, 2011 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm in the conference room on the third floor at Wayne Healthcare. This month the group will have a carry-in Christmas meal with Christmas music, games and door prizes. Judy Eikenberry, board member of Darke County Cancer Association, will provide chicken. Also table service and beverages will be provided. We encourage those attending to bring a covered dish ... read more.
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Psychic Entertainer Robert Channing Returns to Edison
Robert Channing “The World’s Greatest Mentalist and Psychic Medium” returns to Edison Community College on Tuesday, Nov. 22, to astound the audience with the wonders of the sixth sense in a fun, funny and mind-boggling show that’s suitable for adults and kids alike. This is the sixth time Edison has brought the engaging entertainer to campus and the show has grown to become a favorite with students and the community.... read more.
Darke County Commissioners... County Office Holiday Closings
The County Offices will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday on Thursday & Friday, November 24 & 25, 2011.  Thanks again and Happy Holidays to you, Robin Blinn, Administrative Clerk/Secretary.
 
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DCCA Holiday Show stars Pianist Robin Spielberg
Contemporary pianist/composer Robin Spielberg will be joined on stage by cellist Catherine Bent and Kate McLeod on violin and guitar to create “Robin Spielberg’s American Tapestry” when the popular artist returns to Henry St. Clair Memorial Hall on Saturday, December 10. “Robin’s spellbinding musical performance is enhanced by her delightful stories which weave a warm and winning tapestry emulating and... read more.
Greenville Transit System closed Nov. 24
Greenville Transit System (GTS) will be closed November 24th  & 25th So that our drivers may enjoy Thanksgiving with their families.
 
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Garst Museum... Diversity in Darke County: The Story of Longtown   
Sunday, November 20, 2011 - The Garst Museum will open a new exhibit entitled, “Longtown,” created and designed by Noel Rihm, a Wright State University Public History graduate student. This premier exhibit highlights the history of Longtown, a tri-racial settlement situated on the border of Ohio and Indiana. Come explore the settlement and development of this unique community situated... read more.
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Greenville Business & Professional Women Breakfast with Santa
Date: Dec. 10 - 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 on 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... read more.
A Victorian Christmas at Garst
On Sunday, November 20, from 1:00 - 4:00 pm, Garst Museum in Greenville, Ohio will host its annual Holiday Open House. Enjoy beautiful Victorian themed Christmas trees decorated by local garden clubs, munch on homemade cookies and candies, and share the joy of the Holiday season. Admission to the Open House is free. Be sure to participate now in the Holiday Wreath Silent Auction. These gorgeous wreaths were designed by Darke County Garden Clubs and are on... read more.
Coffee with the Commissioner
On November 26th, Commissioner Mike Stegall will be holding a “Coffee with the Commissioner” meeting at the A&B Coffee and Cake Company located at the the corner of 4th and Broadway in Greenville, Ohio.  Commissioner Stegall will be there from 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. to answer any questions that people have concerning county government, or to inform people about happenings in the county.  Everyone is invited to attend and enjoy the morning with a cup of coffee and... read more.
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Darke County Republican Mens Club… Bowers to address “State of the City”
Greenville Mayor Mike Bowers will discuss the “State of the City” at the Republican Mens Club regular meeting on Nov. 19. This month’s meeting will be at 8 a.m. in the Brick Room of Brethren Retirement Community. Bowers, who was recently re-elected (unopposed) to his second term as Greenville’s mayor, will talk about the concerns addressed in the past four years and his plans for the future. A primary... read more.
Thanksgiving Dinner at First Presbyterian
Come share a Thanksgiving dinner with our community family on Thanksgiving Day, November 24th, from 11:30 to 1:00. Don’t settle for a TV dinner alone when you can join this family meal with “all the trimmings!”  First Presbyterian Church at 114 East Fourth Street invites you to share Thanksgiving blessings. Besides the turkey and dressing, the meal includes mashed potatoes and gravy, seasoned green beans, cranberry salad, rolls, milk, coffee and lemonade, assorted... read more.
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Edison Community College... “We Are IT!” Program Returns To Edison
Annual event promotes tech fields to girls across Ohio - Edison Community College will be hosting more than 200 young women and their teachers from Miami, Darke and Shelby Counties who will be participating in the annual “We Are IT!” day, a program designed to help boost girls’ interest in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields. The event will be held Friday, Nov. 18, with... read more.
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Garst Museum… WWII: The Way It Was
Saturday, November 12, 2011, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM: The Garst Museum. Greenville. Ohio will host a tribute to WWII veterans and their families with an interactive, reenacted tour through the “GI Experience of WWII”. What happened after a young man received a draft notice in WWII? Now you can get a first hand idea of what it was like by visiting the Garst Museum’s recreation of the memories of the... read more.
Fort GreeneVille DAR November Meeting
The Fort GreeneVille Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution will meet Saturday, November 19, 2011, at 1:00pm. The location is at the Garst Museum, Greenville. The program will be presented by Ohio DAR Vice Regent Sandy McCann. Sandy’s program will be on the 70th anniversary of Pearl Harbor and the Four Chaplains... read more
Ohio Supreme Court... New Attorneys to be Admitted to the Bar During Ceremonies at Ohio Theatre Monday - Sessions can be viewed live online at Supreme Court’s Web site, Ohio Channel - Close to 900 new attorneys will be sworn in Monday, Nov. 7, during two special public sessions of the Supreme Court of Ohio at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the historic Ohio Theatre, 39 E. State St. Law school graduates of Capital University, University of Cincinnati, University of Dayton, Northern Kentucky University and The Ohio State University will take the oath at the 10:30 a.m. session while... read more
Meeting Scheduled for Club Baseball Team at Edison
An organizational meeting for the Edison Community College Charger Club Baseball team will be held Thursday, Nov. 10, at 3 p.m. in the cafeteria of the Piqua campus. Edison instructor Dr. Thomas Martinez will be holding the meeting, which is open to anyone who is enrolled in three or more credit hours at Edison. The team will need 20 committed players to begin play in the spring. “As a former player, I remember the benefits of being on a team and I’ve applied these skills to everyday... read more
Greenville Business Professional Women... Recruiting Consultant to speak at BPW Meeting
The Greenville Business & Professional Women’s (BPW) Club Individual Development Committee is making preparations for their meeting on Nov. 10. Danielle Delaplane Patel, Hospitality Recruiting Consultant with Gaylord Hotels Sales Recruiting, has been invited to speak before the group.  Danielle’s topic is entitled “Catapult Your Career and Personal Life- Tips you can start using now”. Hot topics included in her presentation regard generational challenges, email etiquette and... read more
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Main Street Greenville... Wayne Industries Marshal Horse Parade
On Saturday, November 19 at 7:00 pm Wayne Industries/Darke County Board of Developmental Disabilities will grand marshal the Hometown Holiday Horse Parade into downtown Greenville. The selection of the group came very easily as approximately 20 individuals from Wayne Industries along with supervisor Mark Middlecoff logged 2,400 volunteer hours for Main Street... read more.
Greenville Transit Veterans Day
Greenville Transit System (GTS) will be closed Friday, November 11, 2011 in observance of Veterans Day.  We honor those who have served this great nation. 
Night Out with Wavaires
The “Night Out with Wavaires” Performance is scheduled for this Saturday, November 5th, at 7:00 p.m., at Memorial Hall. Tickets are $7.00 at the door, $6.00 presale.  Contact Linda Hickerson at 937-548-2084 for reserve seat & $6.00 presale. 
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DCCA Family Theatre Series... Goodnight Moon & the Runaway Bunny opens series
Darke County Center for the Arts Family Theatre Series will open their 2011-2012 season by presenting Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia’s production of Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny, based upon cherished classic children’s books by Margaret Wise Brown on Sunday, November 20 at 2 p.m. at Henry St. Clair Memorial Hall. Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny will feature... read more.
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State Senator Bill Beagle... Beagle, Sinclair to Host Small Business Lending Seminar
Informational forum set to include experts from private and public sectors - COLUMBUS – State Senator Bill Beagle (R – Tipp City), along with Sinclair Community College, will be sponsoring a Small Business Lending Seminar on Monday, December 5.  The free seminar will take place in the Frederick C. Smith Auditorium on the Sinclair campus and is geared for small business owners throughout the Dayton... read more.
Greenville schools foundation... Silent auction to be held at Romer’s
Last day for ticket sales Nov. 6 - The Greenville Schools Foundation has been busy planning for our Annual Silent Auction which will be held on November 12, 2011 at Romer’s. The doors will open at 5:00 pm with dinner beginning at 6:15 pm.  The menu for the evening will consist of  beef chuck roast, golden fried chicken, green beans almondine, rice pilaf, au gratin potatoes, fresh garden salad and dessert. Jim Sommer and Sam Suter are co-chairing this year’s event which we anticipate to be... read more.
2012 4-H Camp Counselor Application
All youth, age 15 and over as of 1/1/12, are encouraged to apply to be a 4-H camp counselor. The completed application is due to the Extension Office by December 1, 2011. Download the application here.
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Garst Museum... WWII... The Way It Was
Darke County, Ohio Man Sent first Message of Pearl Harbor Attack - Saturday, November 12, 2011, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM: The Garst Museum Greenville, Ohio will host a tribute to WWII veterans and their families with an interactive, reenacted tour through the GI Experience of WWII. The Museum has an extensive military collection, one of which tells the story of Darke County’s own Karl Boyer in 1941 when he was... read more.
Ohio Supreme Court... Death Penalty Task Force to Meet for First Time
Oct. 31, 2011 - In a cooperative effort between the Supreme Court of Ohio and the Ohio State Bar Association, the Joint Task Force to Review the Administration of Ohio’s Death Penalty will meet for the first time Nov. 3. The group of 20 judges, prosecuting and defense attorneys, and lawmakers will hold its first working session from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA), 1700 Lake Shore Drive, in Columbus. Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor announced the formation... read more.
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Darke County Visitors Bureau... What’s Happening in Darke County, November
November is a month of anticipation. Although it is stuck between the delicious and colorful Fall month of October and the holiday wonderland of December, we have much to look forward to during the month of November. Read on for details! We have much to be thankful for, as well including the time you spend reading this information, visiting our website, VisitDarkeCounty.org and catching... read more.
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Edison Community College...Sherlock Holmes Takes to Edison Stage
The Edison Community College Stagelight Players is kicking off its fall performance Nov. 4 in a mysterious fashion at the Edison Theater with a production of “Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey Lily.” ... read more.
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