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Downtown Greenville... Family, Food and Furry Friends for First Fridays
The Greenville downtown district continues the tradition of ‘First Fridays’ on April 6 from 6-9 pm. Celebrate the renewal of spring in the vibrant business district with family, food and furry friends! This month’s ‘First Fridays’ theme is a petting zoo sponsored by Keller Grain and Feed, Inc. and Greenville National Bank. Keller Grain and Feed, Inc. brings their ‘chick days’ to downtown displaying spring... read more 
Edison Community College... Edison to Host Administrative Professionals Day Program
Edison Community College will present a program Wednesday, April 25, in recognition of Administrative Professionals Day that salutes the many contributions of support staff through the area. The program is open to all office support professionals, including administrative assistants, executive assistants, office managers, and other employees who provide secretarial or administrative support for one or multiple... read more 
Premier Senior Insurance... Medicare Alphabet Soup to be held April 19
Premier Senior Insurance will be holding a series of FREE public Coffee Break informational sessions to familiarize local residents in Ohio and Indiana with their Medicare insurance choices. The topic will be Medicare Alphabet Soup – Understanding Your Options.  Our next session will be on Thursday, April 19, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. to be held at The Coffee Pot located at 537 S. Broadway in Greenville, OH.  This session is designed to help those who are new to Medicare but all seniors who still have questions are welcome to attend. This is not a sales event but is intended for educational purposes only. For valuable information and driving directions, please see our website at, Interested seniors are asked to reply with intent to attend by calling 800-691-5128. 
Council on Rural Services... Register for Last Session of Children’s Art Class
GREENVILLE –The Art-Rageous Experience – Children’s Art Program has open registration for the last session of class before summer.  “The children have experienced all kind of fine arts this year with many new techniques planned for this last spring session.” said Debby Brayfield, program administrator.  These classes give young children the chance to experience and experiment with different kinds of art... read more 
Ag Breakfast Meeting
The next Ag. Breakfast Meeting will be held Thursday, April 5, 2012, 7:30 am in the Cafeteria at Brethren Retirement Community. (Enter through the Brethren Retirement Center’s main doors, under the awning, and follow the signs to the cafeteria.) Our next meeting will be May 3, 2012. 
Toastmasters... Greenville & Wayne HealthCare Toastmasters to present seminar
Mental Flexibility, Part 1: Building Your Thinking Power - Julia Bowlin, physician at the Versailles Medical Center, national speaker, author and member of the Greenville Toastmasters and the Wayne HealthCare Toastmasters will present a free seminar, open to the public on Tuesday, March 27 at 7:00 PM in Chestnut Hall located inside the Chestnut Village Center in the Brethren Retirement Community. The seminar is Part I of Mental Flexibility:  Building Your Thinking Power... read more   
Trinity Lutheran Offers Free Meal
Trinity Lutheran Church located on the corner of State Route 28 and Jackson Pike in Union City, Indiana. Is offering a free spaghetti dinner on Thursday, April 5 from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. The meal is offered as a service to the community.  As a celebration of Easter. The church also has a Good Friday service on April 6 beginning at 7p.m. On Saturday morning at 10 a.m. there will be an Easter egg hunt at the church. On Easter Sunday, there will be a breakfast in the fellowship hall at 9 a.m. Followed by an Easter Worship service at 10:15a.m. Trinity Lutheran Church would like to remind everyone that events are open to anyone in the community. Whoever would like to share in the celebration of Easter is welcome. 
First United Methodist Church... “The Twelve” returns to Greenville
After a year’s absence, a tradition beloved by many is returning once again to Greenville. On Maundy Thursday, April 5th at 7:30 PM,  First United Methodist Church  invites the public to relive the events that transpired in 33 AD.   This will be the 36th year that The Twelve will have graced the stage of FUMC’s Fellowship Hall. Much is the same with this... read more 
Darke County Sheriff’s Patrol... 50th Annual Home & Sports Show is open
Darke County Sheriff Toby L. Spencer has announced the opening ceremonies Friday for the 50th Annual Darke County Sheriff’s Patrol Home & Sports Show at the Darke County Fairgrounds.  The Home & Sports Show is located inside the Coliseum of the fairgrounds.  Admission is free.  It will be open throughout the remaining weekend, Saturday 10a-9p and Sunday 11a-5p. Opening Ceremonies were attended by... read more 
St. Mary’s School Musical set for Friday
St. Mary’s School’s Musical, Freedom Bound, is this Friday, March 23, 7:30 PM @ Memorial Hall. This production is under the direction of Mr. Steve Blocher and includes students in grades 4-8. Admission is free and the public is welcome! 
Darke County Republican Men’s Club... Clerk of Courts Cindy Pike scheduled speaker
The March meeting will be at the Brethren Home Retirement Community on 3-17-12 at 8:00 a.m. in the employee’s cafeteria. We have a breakfast buffet for a $6 “donation.”  Arriving early allows you to get started on your breakfast and enjoy the company of the other Club Members. The program for this month will be the re-elected Clerk of Courts, Cindy Pike. Congratulations on your re-election... read more 
Greenville Kiwanis… Best Breakfast in Town Saturday
Greenville Kiwanis will be offering the “Best Breakfast in Town” Saturday at the Greenville High School cafeteria, from 6:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. The Kiwanis annual Pancake Day fundraiser offers All-You-Can-Eat pancakes for $5 per person. Included in the meal is a serving of sausage and drink of your choice. The public is invited to get a great start to their Saturday and meet Kiwanians and members... read more 
Garst Museum... The Gathering at Garst 2012
3/9/12 - The Gathering at Garst is returning to the Garst Museum grounds in Greenville, Ohio on July 28 and 29.  It is the mission of The Gathering at Garst to promote awareness and appreciation of events and people who made unique contributions to the culture of Darke County and to celebrate its heritage in a family-oriented and educational atmosphere. This year’s theme is... read more 
Darke County Center for the Arts Special Meeting
The Darke County Center for the Arts will hold a special meeting on Thursday, March 22, at 11:55 a.m. in the Community Meeting Room on the third floor of the Greenville Public Library, 126 W. Fourth Street, Greenville.  All DCCA members are invited to attend.  The purpose of the special meeting is to fill an open position on the board of directors. 
Annie Oakley Committee... Meeting scheduled to answer Non Profit organization questions
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - 6:00 PM at Edison College, Greenville Campus, 610 Wagner Ave. Greenville. The Annie Oakley Committee has had a good response from the community for space requests at the upcoming Annie Oakley Days Festival, July 27, 28 and 29. There has been a lot of questions about what is allowed and what is not and the Annie Oakley Committee would like to respond with a meeting to... read more 
Darke County Photography Club... Landscape Photography Presentation at Next Meeting
On February 21, 2012, the Darke County Photography Club welcomed Julie Kesson from Granny’s Corner for an excellent presentation on matting and framing.  In addition, the monthly feedback session had a variety of great photographs representing the theme “Purple”.  A slate of candidates for the upcoming March election of officers was nominated as follows:  For President, John Snell; For... read more 
Garst Museum...“The Ghost and Mrs. Audubon”
On Sunday, March 11, 2:00 PM, you are invited to the Garst Museum in Greenville, Ohio to be entertained and enlightened as John and Karen Burkett present a first person narrative of the life and accomplishments of John and Lucy Audubon. John James Audubon was one of the first naturalists to illustrate birds as they appeared in nature. Often his illustrations were life size. John Burkett brings to life this unique individual whose talents mesmerized... read more 
Darke County Red Cross presents... Night of “Comedy and Caring”
March 1, 2012 Darke County, OH— Let’s start with Drew Hastings, throw in a fantastic dinner, add some drawings and a not so silent, silent auction, have the proceeds benefit one of our county’s oldest and most respected charities, it must be the twelfth annual “Night of Comedy and Caring”! March 31st, with doors opening at 6:00 p.m. at Romer’s Entertainment Facility in Greenville, is the setting for Darke County’s premiere special event, with individual tickets... read more 
City of Greenville... Phone service interruption
Wednesday, March 7, the City of Greenville will be installing a new phone system. During the transition time you may experience a busy signal when trying to reach certain City Departments. This interruption should be brief and will start at 10 a.m. As always if you have an emergency please dial 9-1-1. 
Coffee with the Commissioner... March 10, Red and Ruth’s Tavern, Palestine
In an ongoing effort to bring local government to the people of Darke County, Commissioner Mike Stegall will be holding a “Coffee with the Commissioner” meeting March 10th at Red and Ruth’s Tavern located at 101 South Main Street in Palestine.   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. This is an opportunity to ask questions... read more 
Edison Community College To Host Annual Career Expo
Edison Community College will host its annual Career Expo Tuesday, March 20, from 11–3 p.m. in the North Hall of the Piqua Main campus. More than 50 organizations ranging from manufacturing, business, financial services, health care, social services, retail and the armed forces will be in attendance, representing a wide range of job opportunities for west central Ohio area residents. This year, the expo is sponsored by Edison, the Upper Valley Career Center, area Job Centers and the... read more 
Darke County Volunteer Network to Meet March 8
The Darke County Volunteer Network invites members of the public to attend its next meeting on Thursday, March 8, at State of the Heart Hospice in Greenville. Angie Hoschouer, PMP, Development Project Manager at Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley will present a program on “Grassroots Marketing” to the Darke County Volunteer Network. Ms. Hoschouer has been in the media, public relations and events marketing industry since 1998. Her presentation will include information on contacting... read more 
Darke County Chamber of Commerce... Chamber Ag Day is March 16
GREENVILLE, OH –On March 16th the Darke County Chamber of Commerce will host Chamber Ag Day from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Romer’s Catering in Greenville. The Darke County Soil and Water is sponsoring a free “Soil Science” Workshop by George Derringer, NRCS Soil Scientist at the 9:30 a.m. workshop.  The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) is sponsoring the luncheon speaker, Dale Arnold... read more 
Edison Community College... Edison Receives Grant for Entrepreneur Boot Camp
The Business and Industry Center at Edison, the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and The Entrepreneur Center in Dayton have partnered to present an intense weekend boot camp for aspiring and emerging entrepreneurs, titled “Growing Entrepreneurs.” Area business people will present topics that are vital to the success of new business owners, such as what it takes to start a business, marketing, legal issues, finance, and leadership. The event is scheduled for... read more 
Toby Mac coming to Illumination 2012
UNION CITY- As announced by JOY FM’s joy in the morning host, Naomi Cantrell Friday, Toby Mac, one of the biggest names in Christian music will be headline artist at Illunination 2012 in September at the Darke County Fairgrounds. The ascension of Mac’s solo career has been nothing short of spectacular. In an era of declining music sales he has consistently defied the odds and has seen his sales increase with... read more 
Darke County Ducks Unlimited... 7th Annual “Guns and Buns Bash” to be held
The Darke County Chapter of Ducks Unlimited is holding it’s 7th annual “Guns and Buns Bash.”  This years event will be held March 24, 2012 at the Greenville V.F.W 7262 located at 219 N. Ohio Street.  Banquet doors open at 5:30.  Cocktails hour will start then with dinner being served around 6:30pm.  Tickets are $40/single, $20 for a spouse ticket and $15 for children 17 and under.  Tickets are pre-sale.  Get your ticket early, a limited number are being sold and going fast.  Contact Shawn... read more 
Darke County Center for the Arts... “Ricky Nelson Remembered” to be presented March 24
The Nelson Twins Celebrate the Legacy of the American Teen Idol - Darke County Center for the Arts will present Matthew and Gunnar Nelson in the multi-media event “Ricky Nelson Remembered” on Saturday, March 24 at Henry St. Clair Memorial Hall in Greenville; the show begins at 8 p.m. The Nelson twins will celebrate the legacy of their famous family, performing some of their own hits as well as the classic... read more 
Historic Bear’s Mill… Fundraiser features handmade bowls with soup
Historic Bear’s Mill’s new fundraising event “Soup ‘N’ Bowl,” to be held on Saturday, March 10, will feature handmade bowls created by artists who are donating their work to benefit the Mill. Potters Julie Clark, Ben Deeter, Dionne Fleming, Rita Wiley, and Loretta Wray will craft 164 numbered bowls, one for each year of the Mill’s existence; therefore, these pieces will bear numbers ranging from 1849 through... read more 
Darke County Red Cross... School Kids Can Raise the Flag to Show their Support!
Month of March is Red Cross Month - March 1, 2012 Darke County, OH— Did you know that Clara Barton is known to be one of the most honored female pioneers and humanitarians in American history? She was among the first women to gain employment in the federal government and she dedicated herself to bringing supplies and support to soldiers in the field during the Civil War. When she founded the... read more 
Darke County Visitors Bureau... Urban-Country Spirit
Bring along your sense of discovery to experience small town charm, distinct shopping districts, and our land’s rich frontier heritage and urban-country spirit... uniquely Darke County. For more information on events taking place throughout the year in Darke County, visit our website at You can also catch up with us on Facebook. Cooking at KitchenAid Experience... read more 
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