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StarLab coming to Nature Center
Join Darke County Parks as we welcome the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery’s StarLab to the Nature Center on Saturday, January 19th at 1:00pm! This portable planetarium will be set up indoors to help us understand the night sky. As you enter the darkened dome, you will learn how to identify many of the famous winter constellations such as Orion the Hunter as well as favorites such as the Big Dipper. This program is truly unique and a... read more 
Local Cancer Support Group to hold Christmas Carry-In
The Cancer Association Support Group was cancelled in December due to an emergency. The group will meet for the annual Christmas carry-in (a little late ☺ )  on Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 7 p.m. at Wayne Health Care. The carry-in will be held in the 3rd floor Conference Room. Chicken will be provided by Judy Eikenberry (board member.)  Table service and drinks also provided. If possible, please bring a dish to share with the group... read more 
County News Online… Holiday Posting Schedule
As we did in 2011, County News Online will be posting on an abbreviated holiday schedule this year. This is partly due to a slowdown of local community information submissions, but also so that CNO volunteers can spend more quality time with their families during the holidays. This schedule will begin Christmas Day and continue until shortly after the New Year. To offer our paginators the greatest freedom... read more 
Darke County Visitors Bureau… Information meeting set for Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure
Meeting scheduled January 24 - GREENVILLE – The Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure, commonly called GOBA, will celebrate its 25th year in 2013 with a visit to Darke County, including an overnight in Greenville and food stops in Versailles and Ansonia. GOBA is an annual, eight-day, 50-mile-per-day circular bicycle camping tour in Ohio that began in 1989 and has grown to be the second largest such event in the country. The tour visits a... read more 
CAP Holiday closings
Community Action Partnership will be closed Dec. 25, 2012 and Jan. 1, 2013, in honor of the holiday season. This includes the Senior Meals Program, Metropolitan Housing Authority, and Community Transportation. 
Darke County Parks... DCP Volunteer Opportunities
We wish everyone a safe and healthy holiday season! Below is the list of volunteer opportunities for the month of January. Please let me know if you can assist with any of the programs/ activities listed below. Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s Project Feeder Watch – 9:30-11:30AM Calling all beginner and expert birders to come and join us in the Nature Center and count which species visit out bird-feeding station. - Tuesday, January 8th- Christmas Decorations- 10AM Join us today as we take down all of... read more 
Lighthouse to Host Annual Christmas Dinner
30th Annual Dinner to be presented to Darke County Community - “We wanted to give a bicycle for each year we have been serving the Darke County Community at Christmas. Dick [Billenstein] was not sure he could get that many, but he did!” said Pastor Barbara Fee, organizer of the Lighthouse’s Community Christmas Dinner. The Lighthouse Christian Center has been hosting... read more 
First Presbyterian Church Christmas Eve Service
A candlelight service will begin the celebration of Christ’s birth as First Presbyterian Church at 114 Fourth Street in Greenville completes the month of Advent with a family worship time. The service, at 7 p.m. on Christmas Eve, will be preceded by an organ recital at 6:30 by Terri Fryman and promises familiar carol singing, beautiful choir renditions and meaningful scripture readings to... read more 
Big Brothers Big Sisters… ‘Tis the Season: To Mark Your Calendars
Mark those calendars! Bowl For Kids’ Sake 2013 is scheduled for March 1 & 3, 2013, at Bel-Mar Lanes in Sidney & Treaty Lanes in Greenville.  Bowl for Kids’ Sake serves as the largest fundraiser for the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby & Darke County. We invite you to join us in the challenge of making 2013 the largest fundraising event to-date. Hundreds of area bowlers have teamed up every year to support this event and partake in the... read more 
Ag. Breakfast Meeting
Thursday, January 3, 2013, 7:30am, 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 February 7, 2013. Sam Custer, Extension Educator, Agriculture & Natural Resources.
Darke County Commissioners Special Sessions
The Darke County Board of Commissioners has scheduled “Special Sessions” to be held on Friday, December 28th, 2012, at 9:00 a.m., for 2012 Appropriation Increases & Decreases; AND  Friday, January 4, 2013, at 9:00 a.m., for signing 2013 Appropriations.  No “Regular Session” will be held on Wednesday, January 2, 2013.  The Board of Commissioners will continue to hold “Regular Sessions” on Monday & Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m., starting the week of January 7th, 2013. 
Garst Museum… Members Only Candy Cane Mystery Discount Sale
Saturday, December 22 and Sunday, December 23, 2012 - To show our appreciation for all of the people who support the museum with a yearly membership, The Museum Store at Garst is offering a special candy cane mystery discount sale for Darke County Historical Society Members. Stop in either day and pick a candy cane from the display.  The cane will have a mystery discount of 10%, 20%, or 30% attached to it.  You may... read more 
Church of the Nazarene… Christmas Concert scheduled for Dec. 23
Enjoy the sounds of the Christmas season with a concert at the Church of the Nazarene, 7584 State Route 118 North, Greenville.  The “Melody Moms” of Piqua will be singing in the Sunday, December 23rd 6 p.m. service. April Grove is an 8th Grade Math teacher at Piqua Junior High School.  April has sang for as long as she can remember, was in the PHS showchoir-The Company, and... read more 
Great Darke County Fair… Montgomery Gentry headlines 2013 Concert
The Board of Directors for the Darke County Agricultural Society are pleased to announce that Montgomery Gentry will headline the Sunday, August 18th concert during the 157th Great Darke Fair.  Florida Georgia Line will be the opening act beginning at 7:30 p.m. With a new album, a new label and a renewed sense of musical purpose, Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry are... read more 
Community Christmas Dinner at Greenville First UMC
Greenville First United Methodist Church invites any and all to the third annual  Community Christmas Dinner, held on Christmas Day, December 25th, from 11AM to 12:30 PM. The Grand Feast will feature roast turkey, ham, mashed potatoes and gravy, green bean casserole, cole slaw.  Home-made rolls, and dessert. There will be Christmas tunes playing, an opportunity for fellowship, maybe a game or two. A free will offering will be received. Give if you can. If not, that’s fine. In years past there have... read more 
Candlelight Christmas Eve Service at Greenville First UMC
The public is invited to attend Greenville First United Methodist’s Candlelight Christmas Eve Service  on December 24th at 8:30.  Music will begin at 8:15, followed by traditional Christmas carols, the Christmas story, and closing with a candlelight service.  Greenville First UMC  is located at 202 w. 4th St.,  across from the library.  The church is fully handicapped-accessible, with a ramp located in the rear adjacent to the parking lot.  For additional questions, please call 548-3075. 
Darke County Commissioners Office
The County Offices will be closed on Monday & Tuesday, December 24 & 25, 2012, for the “Christmas” Holiday.  Also, the County Offices will be closed on Monday & Tuesday, December 31st, 2012 & January 1st, 2013, for the “New Year” Holiday 
A Quiet Service of Hope for those Facing a Sad Christmas
On Friday, December 21st at 6:30 PM,  Greenville First United Methodist Church will be holding a Service of the Longest Night.  This worship service is so named for two reasons:  1)  it is always held on or near the winter solstice, the day with the longest period of darkness, and 2)  it is offered especially for those who are experiencing a dark and sad holiday.   Christmas can be a very difficult, depressing time for some.  Some of us may feel pressure to be “joyful,” but inside we may be... read more 
Greenville Athletic Boosters
You are invited to attend Greenville Athletic Boosters MEETING NOTICE - Location:  Greenville High School Cafeteria - Date: Monday, December 10, 2012 - Time: 7:00 pm - Check out our new link on the Greenville School Website under Athletics! ( Thank you, Booster Board Members
Quest Band to perform at Christian Lighthouse
The J.C. Coffee House is proud to present the Quest Band, on Friday evening December 14, 7 to11 pm in the U-Turn Bldg. at the Lighthouse Christian Center on Sebring-Warner Rd. SE of Greenville, of St Rte 127. The Quest Band will be performing some of the original music from their 1st CD, which will be available at this performance.  This will be our holiday Red Crystal Christmas celebration, with special holiday treats, there will be no admission fee, only a Love offering for the... read more 
Commissioners Meeting Cancelled
The Board of Darke County Commissioners regularly scheduled “Agenda Session” set for Monday, December 10, 2012, 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 12, 2012, at 1:30 p.m. 
Christmas luncheon reminder
Mary Puthoff, Sr. Programs Coordinator at Community Action Partnership, wants to remind Darke County Seniors that reservations are still be taken for the Christmas Luncheon on December 13. While there is limited seating at the Greenville site, there are still plenty of seating available at the Versailles and New Madison sites. She stated the menu would consist of baked ham, whipped sweet potatoes, mixed vegetable blend, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie and dinner roll. Entertainment will include... read more 
Pearl Harbor Day Dec. 7… Public invited to attend Vets Building Open House
This Friday, December 7th marks the 71st anniversary of the Japanese attack on the US Naval Base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii.   More than 2,400 American were killed in the two hour bombing, 21 ships were sunk or damaged and more than 188 US aircrafts destroyed. The Versailles VFW/American Legion veterans will hold an open house/memorial from 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm. at the Vets building (106 S Center) for the public to attend.  Opening Colors with the color guard under the command of Mike... read more 
GOP Women to host Christmas Party
The Darke County Republican Women's Club (DCRWC) will be holding its annual Christmas Party at its December 10th meeting. “We are excited about having our party and also about installing the officers for the upcoming two years. We would like to invite the public to attend.” said Club President Sally Zeiter. “Our Christmas project will be the food pantry. We encourage anyone attending to bring... read more 
Greenville Library… Library Holiday Open House
The Friends of the Greenville Public Library are hosting their annual Holiday Open House on Saturday, December 8th from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on the first floor of the Library.  This delightful event consists of tables full of cookies, Santa & Mrs. Claus, live music, and beautiful Christmas trees, decorations, and poinsettias.  Kids can have their pictures taken free with Santa & Mrs. Claus (to be picked up the next week). Coffee & punch are also... read more 
Sterling House… Festival of Trees
Join us December 6 through December 9 and experience the twinkling lights and beautiful decorations of the holiday season at Sterling House® Greenville's Third Annual Festival of Trees. Come see our trees and wreaths—all custom decorated by local businesses and organizations. All will be up for silent auction. So, stop by and bid on your favorites. Winners will be announced on December 9. All donations benefit the YMCA of Darke County... read more 
Ag. Breakfast Meeting
Thursday, December 6, 2012, 7:30am, 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 3, 2013. Sam Custer, Extension Educator, Agriculture & Natural Resources. 
Heartland of Greenville announces “Day of Giving
Heartland of Greenville invites the public to their first annual “Day of Giving” on Monday, December 10 from 2 to 6 p.m.  This holiday event will support Heartland’s toy drive, and visitors are asked to bring a new, unwrapped toy for donation to Toys for Tots. Visitors who donate a toy will enjoy a tour of Heartland of Greenville, along with a special gift and special holiday treats. Heartland of Greenville is located at 243 Marion Drive, Greenville, Ohio.  For more information about this event, please contact Amy Farmer at 937-548-3141. 
Darke County Parks… December Volunteer Opportunities
Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s Project Feeder Watch – 9:30-11:30AM - Calling all beginner and expert birders to come and join us in the Nature Center and count which species visit out bird-feeding station. Saturday, December 1st – Walkin’ in a Winter Wonderland 6-9PM - Take a break from Volunteering and visit with others. Monday, December 3rd- Luminary Hike Clean-Up – 10AM
Assist in tear down from the Luminary Hike. Please meet in the Nature Center. Tuesday, December 4th... read more 
Historic Bears Mill… Candlelight Walk & Open House at Bear’s Mill
Scheduled Friday, Dec. 7 - The Friends of Bear’s Mill invite the community to share in an evening filled with the sights and sounds of the holidays at their much anticipated annual Candlelight Walk & Open House at historic Bear’s Mill Friday, December 7TH, from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m.  Guests will be entertained around the bonfire with holiday music by the Melodyline singing group from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m... read more 
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