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Darke County Friends of the Shelter... Pet Pics with Santa
Get your Pet’s Picture taken with SANTA CLAUS on Saturday, November 12th, 2011 from 10am to 2pm at Greenville Walmart in the Garden Center. The “Darke County Friends of the Shelter”, a 501c3 organization, and Wal-Mart will be taking pictures of your companion animals with Santa Claus. All animals must enter Wal-Mart through the Garden Center entrance... read more.
Community Garden Planning Meeting November 17th
A group of citizens would like your input and participation regarding the beginning of a project that would see the creation of a community garden within Greenville. An informational meeting will be held on November 17th, 7:00 pm at St. Memorial Hall to gauge support for the project. We believe this project will serve to provide a cost effective and nutritionally sound source for food in our area, while also promoting community teamwork. Many viable land opportunities exist within... read more.
Cancer Support Group meets November 3, 2011
The next meeting of the “Living with Cancer” Support Group will be held on Thursday, November 3 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. The meeting will take place in the third floor conference room and the speaker will be Dr. Adam Schwartz, Director of Pharmacy at Wayne Hospital.  He will have an open forum of questions and answers and share other information regarding cancer treatment. The local Cancer Association of Darke County sponsors the Living with Cancer group in cooperation with... read more.
Darke County Center for the Arts... DCCA Presents Pianist/Vocalist Michael Kaeshammer
Darke County Center for the Arts will present Michael Kaeshammer in concert on Saturday, November 12 at Henry St. Clair Memorial Hall in Greenville; the show begins at 8 p.m. “Michael Kaeshammer’s combination of piano virtuosity and vocal ability with charisma to burn makes him a vibrant performer who not only thrills audiences with his talents but also connects directly with them through his... read more.
Edison Public Lecture To Focus on Water Issues
Edison Community College will be hosting a public lecture series event dealing with the issues surrounding safe drinking water in our communities on Thursday, Nov. 10, at 7 p.m. in the Edison Theater of the Piqua campus. The lecture, “Middle Great Miami River Watershed Alliance: Making Our Drinking Water Better,” will provide a thoughtful and involved community discussion of how water is shaping our lives every day in this region. Scott Phillips, executive producer and host of the PBS series... read more.
Agriculture Breakfast Meeting
November’s Agriculture Breakfast Meeting will be Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011 at 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).
Walking Program at Greenville High School
Again this year, Greenville Senior High School will be open throughout the colder months for community members to get exercise by walking the hallways.  Walkers of all ages are welcome Monday through Thursday from 6:00-8:00pm.  The indoor walking program will begin on Monday, October 31 and extend through Thursday, March 29.  The following have been designated as... read more.
Fort GreeneVille Chapter DAR... Hosting a Storytime November 1
The Fort GreeneVille Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution would like to invite children, ages 7 years old and under, to attend a story hour at the Greenville Public Library on Tuesday, November 1, 4:45 pm. Featured at the story hour will be “Elephant and Piggie” by author Mo Willems. The Daughters of the American Revolution is committed to literacy promotion by publicizing the importance of literacy at all ages. Education is one of the cornerstones of the National Society... read more.
Downtown Greenville Farmers’ Market... Ending Season with Celebration
This Saturday closes the season for the Downtown Greenville Farmers’ Market.  The market, located at 4th and Broadway, has been open every Saturday from 9:00 am-1:00 pm since June.  On October 29, the market will conclude with a special celebration for long time vendor and market staple, Francis Byers, who turns 90 years old this December. Mr. Byers has been vending at the downtown... read more.
Darke County Republican Women’s Club... Mikesell to speak on self-defense for women
GREENVILLE – The Darke County Republican Women’s Club will be holding its regularly scheduled monthly meeting at 6:30 on November 14 at the Chestnut Village Center of the Brethren Home Retirement Community. Featured speaker will be Bruce Mikesell who will speak on self-defense for women. Mikesell entered military service in 1972 as a draftee.  His military career started as a meteorologist, with... read more.
Faber & Buchy on Issue 2 in Versailles
Representative Buchy and Senator Faber to Answer Questions on Issue 2 in Versailles - Columbus, Ohio- Ohio State Representative Jim Buchy (R-Greenville) will join Ohio State Senator Keith Faber (R-Celina) in addressing local citizens on the merits of Issue 2.  The event will begin at 7 pm on Thursday, November 3rd at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Versailles. The forum is being hosted by Educate Versailles.  The meeting will include the thoughts of Darke County Engineer Jim Surber... read more.
Municipal Judge Candidates on Cable
The Candidates’ Forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Darke County will be broadcast on GPAT following the event, Monday, October 24. If you were unable to attend the Candidates’ Night, please be sure to tune into Greenville Public Access Television (GPAT), Channel 5 either Oct. 27, 28, 29 or 30 at 9A.M, 1 P.M, OR 7 P.M.  The program will be broadcast in its entirety.... read more.
The Garst Museum Lecture Series... Indian Policy and the Ohio Frontier
Garst Museum is proud to present Dr. Douglas Hurt, head of the History Department at Perdue University as he presents a discussion on Indian Policy and the Ohio Frontier on Sunday, October 30, 2011, 2:00 PM at the Garst Museum in Greenville, Ohio.  Dr. Hurt stated, “I became interested in the Ohio frontier when I worked at the Ohio Historical Society from 1978-1986.  After I left the Society, Walter Nugent and... read more.
Darke County Center for the Arts... Eighth Annual Ghost Walk Tour Oct. 28-Oct. 30
Darke County Center for the Arts eighth annual Ghost Walk will feature costumed tour guides who will lead participants to haunted sites in downtown Greenville as well as actors who will portray characters involved in the ghostly tales. The Ghost Walk cast includes Michael Bitner, John and Karen Burkett, Phyllis Corbin, Larry and Marilyn Delk, Natalie House, Zachary Miller, Jim Kelch, Tim and Katheleen Nealeigh, and Chloe, Keith, and Mitchell Rawlins. The Ghost Walk, which will be... read more.
Fort GreeneVille DAR... American History Essay Contest Deadline
Fort GreeneVille Chapter DAR would like to remind all Darke County students in grades 5 thru 12 of the DAR American History Essay Contest. The contest deadline is November 1. Students are encouraged to enter the contest. Grades 5 thru 8 - Topic: Pretend you were alive during the War of 1812 and had a friend who has become famous in history because of standing up for America during that exciting but dangerous... read more.
Beggars’ Night 2011
Look for this badge on Thursday, October 27, for Beggar’s Night on Broadway!  Over 50 businesses and 225 volunteers will be passing out candy to an estimated group of 1,200 Beggars’. What better way to have the businesses say thank you to the community & bring everyone together for a fun filled evening. This special event, immediately following the annual Lion’s Club Halloween.... read more.
Trick or Treat in the City of Greenville
Trick or Treat will be on Sunday, Oct. 30 from 2-4 p.m. Please turn on your porch light if you pass out treats. Parents, please stay with your children and discourage them from entering strangers’ homes.
Main Street Greenville... Downtown Businesses Collaborate for Chocolate Walk
Readmore’s Hallmark along with Downtown Greenville merchants invite you to the “Downtown Greenville Chocolate Walk” in Greenville’s historic downtown district on Friday evening, November 18 from 6:00-9:00 pm. Twenty-five downtown businesses will provide chocolate treats on the Chocolate Walk route creating a great sense of place. Tickets, $5, are available now at Readmore’s Hallmark... read more.
Commodity Distribution Day set for Oct. 27
Community Action Partnership of Greater Dayton Area – Darke County will be having a Commodity Distribution Day for residents of Darke County on Thurs., Oct. 27, 2011 at 1469 Sweitzer Street, Greenville from 9:00 a.m until food is gone. Note: This distribution is only for those who have not previously received commodities during the month of October... read more.
Greenville Business Professional Women... “Fabulous Fall Festival” Fundraiser
Greenville, OH.  Tickets are still available!!!  The Greenville Business & Professional Women’s (BPW) Club would like to invite all women to celebrate all those things that make you truly FABULOUS.  The BPW members will host a Fabulous Fall Festival on Saturday, October 22, 2011 from 7PM-10PM at the Greenville VFW, 219 North Ohio Street. The evening is geared toward pampering and interests of women.  Please join us for wine tasting, a style show, entertainment... read more.
Fort GreeneVille DAR October Meeting
The Fort GreeneVille Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution will meet Saturday, October 22, 2011, at 1:00 pm. The location is the Garst Museum in Greenville. The guest speaker will be Dr. Clay Johnson, Garst Museum Director. Anyone interested in joining DAR is welcome to attend the meeting for more information.
4-H CRAFT BAZAAR & TACK SALE, SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2011, 10:00 am-2:00 pm
YOUTH BUILDING, DARKE COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS, St. Rte. 49 South, Greenville - PORK CHOP OR CHICKEN BARBEQUE TICKETS PRE-SALE ONLY, $7.00 EACH - Meal includes pork chop or chicken, applesauce, chips and roll. Served between 11:00am-1:00pm. For tickets, contact Karen Meier (937.548.2659) or any 4-H horse advisor or member... read more.
League Candidates Night Focus... Municipal Court Judge, Greenville School Board and Greenville City Council Ward 1  The League of Women Voters of Darke County will once again sponsor  a Candidates’ Forums for the November General Election, Monday, October 24 from 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM at the American Legion, Ohio Street in Greenville.  This non-partisan forum will focus on the contested candidates for Darke County Municipal Court, Greenville Board of Education... read more.
Used Book Sale To Be Held At Edison Community College
Edison Community College's chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society will be having a used book sale on Oct. 18 and 19 in the Edison Community College gymnasium pavilion. The organization will have used books, music and movies for sale including fiction, non-fiction, textbooks, biographies, recipe books, Christian books, children's books and textbooks that are in excellent condition. There will also be movies and music for sale. The cost of paperbacks is .25 cents... read more.
League of Women Voters correction… Arcanum Candidates Night Monday
The correction is the number of Board of Education candidates to vote for. The League of Women Voters of Darke County will sponsor a Candidates’ Forum for Arcanum, Monday, October 17. The Forum will be focused on Arcanum Mayor and School Board Candidates. Information will be presented on the State and local library issue as well.  The event will be held in the new Arcanum School Cafetorium at 7 PM... read more.
Darke County Center for the Arts... Ghost Walk Tickets on Sale
Darke County Center for the Arts will continue their Halloween season tradition by hosting their eighth annual Ghost Walk in Downtown Greenville on Friday, October 28, Saturday, October 29, and Sunday, October 30. Based on stories collected by Arcanum resident Rita Arnold which reveal local encounters with the unknown and unexplained, walks led by local guides will begin at... read more.
Darke County Center for the Arts... DCCA presents Post Comedy Theatre in High Schools
Award-winning physical comedian Robert Post will perform for high school students in Darke County and Greenville City schools from October 18 through October 21. The third Arts In Education presentation this school year by Darke County Center for the Arts, the program will feature one-man theatre-company Robert Post whose internationally broadcast PBS special earned the Education... read more.
Photo Club to Meet on October 18
On Tuesday, October 18, 2011, at 7:00PM, the Darke County Photography Club will have a monthly meeting at Shawnee Prairie Nature Center.  This meeting will include a quarterly critique session with a guest judge.  Please plan to bring two photographs that represent the theme “Trees” and one photograph for the open division.  If you enjoy taking pictures and making new friends, plan to join the Darke County Photography Club on the third Tuesday of each month.  For more information, visit our website at or like us on Facebook.
Darke County Red Cross... Halloween Safety Tips
Ghouls and goblins will take over the night. But even scary creatures need to be safe and celebrate Halloween right. Halloween’s greatest hazards aren’t vampires and villains, but falls, costume mishaps and automobile collisions. The Red Cross wants your family to have a safe Halloween so we’re providing these tips, the Lucky 13:  • Map out the route that you plan to roam, so... read more.
Darke County Drug Task Force... Task Force “takes back” prescription drugs
Oct. 29, Family Health Services - Greenville, Ohio – On October 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Darke County Drug Task Force along with Darke County Family Health, Darke County Solid Waste, and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted... read more.
League of Women Voters... Issue 2 Public Forum Wednesday
The League of Women Voters of Darke County is holding a public forum featuring State Representative Jim Buchy and County Engineer Jim Surber.  As the two men debate their  opposing views on Senate Bill 5, which will be Issue 2 on the November ballot, they will be supported by representatives of “Building a Better Ohio” and “We are Ohio.” Open to the public, the forum will be... read more.
Exploration of African Music Kicks Off Edison Lecture Series
Edison Community College will be hosting the first in a series of public lecture series Thursday, Oct. 13, at 7 p.m. in room 456 at the Piqua campus. The lecture, “Africana and Beyond! Musical Exoticism in the U.S.” will be an examination of how exotic sights and sounds are used in U.S. popular culture to articulate and explore values that are taboo or mysterious. Edison music instructor Jeffrey Jones... read more.
League of Women Voters of Darke County... Issue 2 Forum to be held October 19
Submitted by Anne Vehre, Board of Directors - The League of Women Voters of Darke County will hold a public forum to address the pros and cons of Ohio Senate Bill 5, which will be Issue 2 on the November 8, 2011, ballot.  The forum will be held in the American Legion Hall, 325 North Ohio Street, Greenville, on Wednesday, October 19 at 7 p.m.  Anyone interested in finding out more about... read more.
Tutoring Center Open House Thursday, October 13th
The Workshop Learning Center is having an open house to introduce members of the Darke County community to the wide variety of products and services they provide.  Students in grades K-12 can find academic tutoring, private music lessons, test prep classes and more! “We are excited to show off our new facility and services!” says Director, Michelle Drees. We have two brand new classes that we will announce on Thursday! Be the first to hear about our exciting new... read more.
Darke County Visitors Bureau... October: Full of Character
Bright, multicolored, rich, vivid, vibrant, lively, interesting, full of character, intriguing, imaginative, vibrant, exciting... all words that describe October in Darke County. Not only are the leaves and landscape bright, multicolored, rich, etc. so is the entertainment and fun. Come and see for yourself! October - November 2: Brumbaugh Fruit and Fun Farm. Always good things to eat and fun... read more.
Darke County Center for the Arts... Tickets still available for Dailey & Vincent
“If you enjoy watching fantastically talented artists perform live in an acoustically excellent, well-designed performance hall, then this is the show for you!” stated Keith Rawlins, Artistic Director of Darke County Center for the Arts.  Dailey & Vincent will be at St. Clair Memorial Hall in Greenville on Saturday, October 15, 8:00 pm. “This group is loaded with talent. Jamie Dailey’s sweet pure tenor and Darrin... read more.
HandsOn West Central Ohio... Hundreds of volunteers needed for Make A Difference Day
Hundreds of volunteers are needed to complete approximately 20 service projects as part of Make a Difference Day on October 21 and 22.  Projects will be hosted throughout Darke, Logan, Miami and Shelby Counties and most will take place between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.  This year, all projects held in conjunction with our Make a Difference Day event will focus on helping veterans and military families. Businesses, churches, schools, community organizations and individuals are all invited to... read more.
CAP sponsors Rockin’ BOO-gity Bowling Party
Darke County United Way Benefit - Community Action Partnership of Greater Dayton Area – Darke County is announcing a Rockin’ BOO-gity Bowling Party on October 22, from 7:00 to 9:30 pm at the New Treaty Lanes in Greenville. Tickets may be purchased at the CAP office, 1469 Sweitzer St., 548-8143 and United Way office, 207 E. Fourth St., 547-1272. Carol Littman, Office Manager... read more.
League of Women Voters... Hosts First Arcanum Candidates Night
The League of Women Voters of Darke County will sponsor a Candidates’ Forum for  Arcanum, Monday, October 17. The Forum will be focused on Arcanum Mayor and School Board Candidates. Information will be presented on the State and local library issue as well.  The event will be held in the new Arcanum School Cafetorium at 7 PM. Arcanum candidates listed below will give two minute... read more.
Greenville BPW Hosts Fabulous Fall Festival!!
Greenville, OH.  The Greenville Business & Professional Women’s (BPW) Club would like to invite all women to celebrate all those things that make you truly FABULOUS.  The BPW members will host a Fabulous Fall Festival on Saturday, October 22, 2011 from 7PM-10PM at the Greenville VFW, 219 North Ohio Street. The evening is geared toward pampering and interests of women... read more.
Stegall’s Coffee with the Commissioner
Scheduled for Oct. 15 - On October 15th, 2011, Commissioner Mike Stegall will be holding a “Coffee with the Commissioner” meeting at the Silver Spur in Osgood, Ohio, between 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m.  I will answer any questions that people have about county government, and will also inform people about the happenings in Darke County.  Everyone is invited to attend and enjoy the question and answer session... read more.
It’s That Time of Year! MEDICARE Annual Enrollment Period
October 15 – December 7, 2011 - Two ways to review your options: Visit the Darke County OSHIIP site: Heartland of Greenville, 243 Marion Drive (548-3141) - Tuesdays during the Annual Enrollment Period - (October 18 & 25, November 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29, December 6) from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm - Darke County OSHIIP Coordinator Amy Farmer will run plan comparisons and review your options with you - OR - Attend Darke County’s Medicare Check-Up meeting... read more.
Center for the Arts... Robert Post’s Comedy Theatre scheduled for Arts Depot
Darke County Center for the Arts Coffeehouse Series continues with the presentation of Robert Post at the Arts Depot in Union City, IN on Thursday, October 20 at 7 p.m. According to DCCA Artistic Director Keith Rawlins, Post is a goofily gifted comic who doesn’t do stand-up. “Rob uses body language, props, music, and his own creative genius to creates a host of unforgettable characters who... read more.
A Learning Place... Annual Holiday Bazaar Upcoming
Calling crafters and vendors – MARK YOUR CALENDAR - the holiday bazaars are beginning soon and November 19 is the date of the “Annual Holiday Bazaar” at A Learning Place in Piqua.  There are so many talented crafters and wonderful gift dealers in our area, and this is the time to make your reservation for crafter’s rental space, because the spaces are filling fast... read more.
Ohio Supreme Court... November’s General Election Features 109 Municipal Judge Seats
Oct. 4, 2011 - In Darke County, the seat is contested: Incumbent: Julie Monnin; Challenger: Jesse Green - Ohio voters will elect 109 judges to municipal courts across the state in the Nov. 8 general election with 39 of those contested races. Fourteen municipal court judges – who were appointed since the 2009 General Election – will be on the ballot for the first time. All judges in Ohio are elected to six-year terms. Elections for municipal court judgeships occur in odd-numbered years, while... read more.
Kasich to speak at GOP Pig Roast, by Lyn Bliss, Senior Scribe
Ohio’s Governor John Kasich will be the featured speaker when the Darke County Republicans hold their annual pig roast at 3:30 p.m. October 16 in the Youth Building on the Darke County Fairgrounds. Greenville High School’s NJROTC will present the colors and the Darke County Republican of the Year will be named. Republican candidate for Darke County Municipal Court... read more.
HandsOn West Central Ohio... Volunteers Needed for Make a Difference Day Event
Roll up your sleeves and join hundreds of local residents in volunteering for Make a Difference Day! HandsOn West Central Ohio, including RSVP, is proud to team up once again with community partners to host service projects throughout Darke, Logan, Miami and Shelby Counties on October 21st and 22nd.  This year, all projects held in conjunction with our Make a Difference Day event will focus on... read more.
Darke County Republican Mens Club… ‘Meet the Candidates’ focus of October meeting
The Darke County Republican Mens Club will present its annual “Meet the Candidates” forum beginning at 8 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 15, at the Brethren Retirement Community Staff Cafeteria. Invited Republican candidates include Jesse Green, Municipal Court Judge; Mike Bowers, Greenville Mayor; Nancy Myers, Greenville Auditor; John Baumgardner (Ward 4) and Clarence Godwin... read more.
Boomtown III... Union City, IN and OH
Save the Date! October 21st, the third annual Boomtown event, presented by the Union City Community Economic Development Committee (UCCEDC), Greater Indiana Clean Coalition and Clean Fuels Ohio. Union City is ecstatic to bring you another great opportunity to showcase their community and their region as one of the leading renewable energy and alternative fuels regions in the country. BOOMTOWN III will take place on Friday October 21st from 9 AM - 4 PM at Union City... read more.
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