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OSU Extension Darke County... Dining with Diabetes
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. Dining with Diabetes will be offered on Thursday, April 19th, 26th and May3rd at the OSU Extension Learning Center, 603 Wagner Avenue, Greenville, Ohio.  The class fee is $30.00, which covers the food for demonstration... read more 
Darke County Center for the Arts… Feltmans help take “DCCA On the Road”
David and Roberta Feltman of Greenville have graciously committed funds to cover the cost of transportation when DCCA initiates its newest form of promoting the arts, “DCCA On The Road.”  While Darke County Center for the Arts is proud to present many high quality professional artists and a variety of art forms in our community, there are some things that can’t be successfully presented at St. Clair... read more 
March Ag. Breakfast Meeting
The March Ag Breakfast Meeting will be held Thursday, March 1, 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.) Hope to see you there. Our next meeting will be April 5, 2012. 
Bear’s Mill New Event... “Soup ‘n Bowl” at Bears Mill on March 10
Singer songwriter Brian Keith Wallen entertains - Historic Bear’s Mill will host a unique fundraising event, “Soup ‘n’ Bowl,” on Saturday, March 10 from 5 till 9 p.m. “This new event creatively unites the Mill’s heritage with the present,” said Mill Retail Manager Julie Clark. “The Bear’s Mill potters are creating and donating 164 bowls, one for each year of the Mill’s existence; each ticket purchaser will get not only... read more 
AARP Driver Safety Class To be held Feb. 28
Cars and traffic rules have changed. Personal physical changes caused by aging are all reasons why you should take the AARP Driver Safety Course. Get up to speed and learn about:  •  The two reasons that cause 65% of crashes involving older drivers  •  Defensive techniques and new traffic laws  •  How to handle problem situations, left hand turns, and right –of-way challenges  •  Plus interstate highways, trucks and blind spots - This course was designed especially for drivers over 50... read more 
Darke County Friends of the Shelter... Pictures with the Easter Bunny
Get your Pet’s Picture taken with the EASTER BUNNY on Saturday, March 17, 2012 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 Easter Bunny. All animals must enter Wal-Mart through the Garden Center entrance. The cost of the photo is only $3.00 and all proceeds will go to... read more 
Bridges to College Benefit...Third Annual Karlh McCallister Golf Outing Set for June 23
(GREENVILLE) Plans are underway for the Third Annual Karlh McCallister Memorial Golf Outing. This year’s outing is planned for Saturday, June 23, at the Turtle Creek Golf Course, formerly the Greenville Golf Course. Again this year, proceeds will benefit Bridges to College. The golf outing is sponsored in memory of Greenville resident and businessman Karlh McCallister who helped form the Darke County College Access Program, now Bridges to College, in 2006. Bridges to College helps... read more  
4-H Open House to be Held March 5
Although the deadline to become a 4-H member in Darke County is not until April 1, 2012, now is the time to begin thinking about joining a 4-H club. If you or someone you know is interested in learning more about the 4-H program in Darke County, plan to attend the 4-H Open House, Monday, March 5, from 6:30pm-8:00pm in the Youth Building on the Fairgrounds. Attendees of the open house will have the opportunity to visit club displays and talk to current 4-H members and advisors about... read more 
Darke County Center for the Arts...DCCA presents Bluegrass Band at Bistro Off Broadway
The Muleskinner Band will perform their unique blend of bluegrass, gospel, and country music at the Bistro Off Broadway in Greenville on Thursday, March 8. A part of Darke County Center for the Arts casual Coffeehouse Series, the show starts at 7 p.m. “An evening with the Muleskinners may include a little Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, some Patsy Cline, and something from the Doobie Brothers as well as.... read more 
Greenville Area Dog Club... Dog Training Classes begin March 4
GREENVILLE – The Greenville Area Dog Club late winter session of obedience, agility, and conformation classes begins the week of March 4. “People are interested in the many aspects of dog training,” said Barb Rhoades, director of obedience training. “We’ve tried to have a variety of classes to suit most dog owners’ interest and needs.” The Greenville Area Dog Club will be offering classes at the former U.S. Chemical building, located in the 5400 block of State Route 49. Obedience... read more  
Fort GreeneVille DAR meets Feb. 25
Brethren Retirement Community would like to offer you a great lunch at a great price for a great cause. You’ll enjoy a great lunch, plus dessert for only $5. And all proceeds will benefit the Resident Aid Fund. Brethren Retirement Community is a not-for-profit continuing care retirement community, a national eldercare expert, and the only Eden Alternative Registered Community in Darke County. Brethren Retirement Community Is Offering To Deliver Lunch To Your Office On Friday, February 24th From 11:00 to 1:00. For details, click here
League Candidates’ Night Focus... Darke County Judge, Clerk and Commissioners Races
The League of Women Voters of Darke County will once again sponsor a Candidates’ Forum for the March Primary Election, Monday, February 27 from 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM at the American Legion, 325 N. Ohio Street in Greenville.  This non-partisan forum will focus on the contested candidates for the Republican Primary for Darke County Judge (Juvenile/Probate Division), Clerk of Courts and Commissioner... read more 
Brethren Retirement Community Lunch to Go
Brethren Retirement Community would like to offer you a great lunch at a great price for a great cause. You’ll enjoy a great lunch, plus dessert for only $5. And all proceeds will benefit the Resident Aid Fund. Brethren Retirement Community is a not-for-profit continuing care retirement community, a national eldercare expert, and the only Eden Alternative Registered Community in Darke County. Brethren Retirement Community Is Offering To Deliver Lunch To Your Office On Friday, February 24th From 11:00 to 1:00. For details, click here
Butler Township... Open House to be held March 4
The Butler Township Board of Trustees are hosting an open house on Sunday, March 4th from 2-4 p.m. at the new Butler Township Building. The building is located at the corner of Grubbs-Rex Road and U.S. 127, the site of the former Arcanum-Butler Middle School. The public is invited; Butler Township residents are especially encouraged to attend to meet their township officials and to become... read more 
Big Brothers Big Sisters... BBBS Bowl For Kids’ Sake 2012
Bowl For Kids’ Sake 2012 is scheduled for March 2 & 4, 2012, at Bel-Mar Lanes in Sidney and Mc Bo’s Lanes in Versailles.  Bowl for Kids’ Sake is open to the public, and local community members can form 4 – 5 person teams. Each team member collects donations and comes out to enjoy the party.  Funds raised in each county are used to provide services in that specific county, so this is a fun way... read more 
LA Radio Star Wulfers rocks Versailles Release Show with Russia’s Cantwil
Los Angeles Based Singer/Songwriter Ted Wulfers has been touring the nation and releasing CDs since the late 1990s and since 2002, Russia, Ohio’s own Mark Cantwil has been singing backup vocals on four of Wulfers’ seven CDs. On Saturday, February 25th, the two will be teaming up for a very special performance at Stock’s Main St. Tavern in Versailles, OH. Mark Cantwil, Russia, has been making a name for himself locally, playing all over central Ohio and is having his CD release show... read more 
Remembering Freedom: James Clemens and the Longtown Settlement
Sunday, Feb. 19, 2:00 PM - The Garst Museum, Greenville, Ohio - Here is a perfect opportunity to get out of the house and learn something new. On Sunday, February 19, at 2:00 PM, Roane Smothers will discuss the documentary that describes the life and times of James Clemens and the Longtown Settlement, a multi-racial settlement on the border of Indiana and Ohio during the 1800’s... read more 
OSU Extension, Darke County... “Building Blocks I” Parenting Classes Planned
OSU Extension, Darke County, has scheduled a “Building Blocks I” parenting series.  The classes will be held March 14, 21 and 28, 2012, 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. The “Building Blocks I” parenting classes are for parents who wish to develop better parenting skills or parenting techniques for children ages 0-6 years.  There will be 3 classes focusing on... read more 
CAP Presidents’ Day closing
Community Action Partnership will be closed Feb. 20, 2012, in honor of Presidents’ Day. This includes the Senior Meals Program, and Metropolitan Housing Authority.  Normal hours will resume Feb. 21, 2012. Transportation service available - CAP Community Transportation will be in operation for those who need service through the JARC program on Presidents’ Day, Mon., Feb. 20, 2012. Reservations should be made by Fri., Feb. 17 for transportation by calling 547-9129.
League of Women Voters... Ethics and Honesty in Politics Event to be held
Ethics in Political Office will be the subject  Susan Willeke will address at 6 p.m. on Thursday,  February  23 at the American Legion on Ohio Street.  Susan is with the Ohio Ethics Commission and brings new insights to the long standing push for better ethics in politics. The League of Women Voters of Darke County is sponsoring this event as part of its on-going goal of citizen education.  Concerns about ethics in politics... read more 
Greenville Masons... Spaghetti Dinner Benefit for Greenville Girls Softball
Greenville Masonic Lodge No. 143 will host a Spaghetti Dinner to benefit Greenville Girls Softball and Greenville Masonic Lodge. This “all you can eat” spaghetti dinner is set for Saturday, February 25th, 2012. This benefit dinner will start at 3:00 p.m. and end at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are only $5.00 for adults and $2.50 for children 12 and under. Along with spaghetti, the meal will include a salad bar, bread sticks, coffee and pop. Desserts will be available for an extra donation... read more 
The Darke T.E.A. Patriots... Primary Candidates invited Sunday
Join the DARKE T.E.A Patriots on Sunday, February 12, 2012. The purpose is to hear a statement of experience and position from the candidates listed in the Primary Election to be held March 6, 2012. The Town Hall Format encourages reasonable questions from the floor for each candidate. No review or potential censorship of the questions is possible using this format. This discussion is planned to last two hours. The meeting will start at 3:00 p.m. at the LIGHTHOUSE CHRISTIAN CENTER... read more 
Annie Oakley Festival 2012... Festival Tradition Continues with New Activities
The mere mention of Annie Oakley brings to mind a legend, a legacy and a piece of American history. The life of Phoebe Anne Moses served as an exclamation point honoring the Great American West. Darke County will forever be linked to Annie Oakley as her heritage and place of birth. It is with this honor The Annie Oakley Festival will hold its 49th Annual installment on Thursday, July 26th, 2012 through... read more 
Edison Community College... Edison to Host Technology and Engineering Information Session - High school students or recent graduates who are interested in pursuing a career in information technology, computer science and engineering are invited to attend the Information Night At Edison Community College on Thursday, Feb. 16. Students, graduates and parents who attend will have the opportunity to meet with Edison faculty and admissions members, tour labs and speak with some of the area’s... read more 
Greenville Toastmasters... W.R. “Bud” Watkins Guest Speaker at Greenville Toastmasters Speech Contest - W.R. “Bud” Watkins will be the guest speaker for the Evaluation Speech Contest for the Greenville Toastmasters Club, which will hold its annual International Speech and Evaluation Contests on Tuesday, February 14 at 7:00 PM in the Chestnut Village Center in the Brethren Retirement Community. Watkins is a U.S Navy Veteran, professional speaker, graphic artist and successful small business... read more 
Mike & Fran DeWine Ice Cream Social
You are invited. Sunday, June 24, 2012. Since 1976, Mike and Fran DeWine have opened their home for an Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social. Don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy Fran’s homemade pies, ice cream from Young’s Jersey Dairy, pie eating contests and more. For the invitation, click here.
Darke County Republican Women...DCRW to hold Membership Night
Members will also “Meet the Candidates” for the Primary. “We are inviting interested Republican Women to attend our Membership Night on February 13.” Explained Darke County Republican Women’s Club (DCRWC) president Sally Zeiter. “They will also get to meet the Republican Candidates who will be on the March 6 primary election ballot.” The club provides an opportunity for like-minded conservative women to meet.... read more 
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