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Free Chair Massages at Library
The Greenville Public Library' “First Friday”event on December 7th will be free chair massages for the public. Just come in between 12:00 and 5:00 p.m. and enjoy a very relaxing ten-minute massage of the back, shoulders, and neck. What a great way to unwind during the busy holiday season. Three therapists from All About You Therapeutic Massage will conduct the massages. They are Whitney Christman, owner and LMT; Julie Kossler LMT; and April Mitchell LMT. Three special chairs will be ... read more 
Darke County Visitor’s Bureau... Holiday Headquarters December 2012
With the holiday season right around the corner, many communities and organizations are hosting winter walks, open houses, holiday markets and special events over the next few weeks. Read on for details! It's the perfect time to shop locally, and support U.S. based businesses. For more information on events taking place throughout the year in Darke County, visit our website at VisitDarke... read more 
Darke County Economic Development… Brownfield Open House & Presentation
The City of Union City (City) would like to invite you to a Brownfields Presentation and Open House on December 6, 2012 at 2:00 P.M. at the Community Room located at 105 N. Columbia Street, Union City, Indiana.  The goal of this meeting is to acquaint all interested citizens, organizations, and other stakeholders in Randolph County, Indiana and Darke County, Ohio with our new brownfields redevelopment initiative funded by a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) brownfields... read more 
VFW Post 7262 to host benefit dance
Classified Band and appearance by Jager Girls featured. The public is invited to a benefit dance at the VFW at 219 N. Ohio Street, Greenville, Ohio on Saturday, Dec. 1. Doors open at 7:30 and performance starts at 8:00 p.m. There will be a $4.00 cover charge. Be sure and join us for an evening of fun! All proceeds go to the Cancer Association of Darke County. Call VFW at 937-548-4004 with any questions.
Edison Community College… Tim Janis to Light Up Stage for Annual Holiday Evening
Edison State College will celebrate its 15th Annual Holiday Evening on Friday, Dec. 7, with globally renowned musician Tim Janis, fresh off his performance at New York City’s famed Carnegie Hall, headlining the crystal anniversary of the event. A commanding performer in the entertainment industry, Janis has worked with some of the top artists in music and Hollywood, from legendary recording artists Paul... read more 
Greenville Public Library… Another Movie Matinee at Library
The Greenville Public Library is hosting a second Movie Matinee on Friday, November 30th at 2:00 p.m. in the third floor Meeting Room.  The movie will be “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” starring Judi Dench and Maggie Smith.  Admission is free but because of limited seating, please pick up a ticket at the Circulation Desk.  Snacks are welcome! “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” is also a book made... read more 
DCCA Family Theatre… “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” opens DCCA Series
Darke County Center for the Arts will present Theatreworks USA's production of the popular children's book If You Give A Mouse A Cookie at Henry St. Clair Memorial Hall on Sunday December 2; the show begins at 2 p.m. Based on Laura Numeroff's classic book plus several other delightful stories, the show features music by an impressive roster of songwriters including some Tony-award winning composers. The story... read more 
Cancer Association of Darke County… Classified Band, Jager Girls to perform at VFW
The public is invited to the VFW at 219 N. Ohio Street, Greenville, OH  45331 on Saturday, Dec. 1
 Classified Band will be performing as well as the Jager Girls. There will be a  $4.00 cover charge. Doors open at 7:30 and performance starts at 8:00 p.m. All proceeds go to the Cancer Association of Darke County. Please come for an evening of fun and support the groups and the cancer patients... read more 
Bicycle Adventure Announces 25th Annual Tour for 2013
Julie Van Winkle, Director of The 25th Annual Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure (GOBA), announced today that the 2013 tour, June 15-22, will feature a route in western Ohio. The expected 2,500 riders will start gathering for the tour on Saturday, June 15, at the Champaign County Fairgrounds in Urbana. They will begin cycling on Sunday, June 16, covering an average of 50 miles per day, and will overnight in Troy on Sunday and Monday, Greenville on Tuesday, New Bremen on Wednesday and Thursday, ... read more 
Free Legal Seminar Offered at Edison
Edison will host a free seminar on probate and estate law, administration and tax issues on Tuesday, Nov. 27, from 8 a.m. until noon, in the Robinson Theater at the Piqua Campus. The seminar, sponsored by Edison and the Miami, Darke and Shelby County Bar Associations, will feature three area speakers throughout the day. Ralph F. Keister, of Faulkner, Garmhausen, Keister & Shenk, Phil Garbig, managing member of Garbig... read more 
Edison Hosts Free Proposal Writing Program
A free seminar provided by the Foundation Center on proposal writing basics will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 27, from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at the Edison campus in Piqua. The program will provide an excellent starting point for those new to proposal writing as well as those who are seeking a refresher course or looking to update their skill set. The class will cover topics such as what to include in a standard proposal to a foundation, tips for making each section of a proposal stronger, what funders are... read more 
CAP Senior Christmas Luncheon set for December 13
Community Action Partnership’s Senior Assistance Program invites Darke County Seniors, age 60 and older, to participate in the Christmas Luncheon on December 13 at one of the three congregate sites. Doors open at 10 am and reservations must be made by December 10. Mary Puthoff, Senior Programs Coordinator states, “Get your reservations in early! We can only accept reservations to accommodate each building’s capacity. Locations are the Greenville site at 1469 Sweitzer Street; Versailles site is... read more 
Bradford Ohio Railroad Museum Christmas Event
The museum will have Santa at 11 am on Dec. 8 to greet the children. It will have its Christmas trains running from December 1- December 30 2012. The museum is open Saturday 10 am- 1 pm and Sunday 1 pm- 4 pm. Regular admission applies. The New York Central Display will be up through the end of the season on December 30, 2012. After that, the museum will close for the winter to change exhibits for 2013. Penn Central will be the theme for 2013 and the museum will reopen April 6, 2013. The event schedule is on the website at
Join us Sat., Dec. 1… Eagles, SSSF & CNO to hold fundraiser for scholarships
Dance to Tempest and the Sounds of the 60s - The Senior Scribes Scholarship Fund, County News Online and Greenville Eagles 2177 will be holding a scholarship fundraiser on Dec. 1. It will be an evening of music and dancing from the Dayton band Tempest: Sounds of the 60’s. “You will dance the night away and reminisce the good times of the 60’s,” said Tempest in a press release. “We have been told we are a great... read more 
Garst Museum… The Museum Store celebrates “Small Business Saturday”
Are you in need of a gift with local ties for that hard to buy for someone?  What about an out of the ordinary CD for the music lover or a DVD for the history buff in your family?  The Museum Store at Garst will be offering a 50% discount on any one item priced at $15.00 or more on Small Business Saturday, November 24th. The store offers a selection of CDs, DVDs, t-shirts, books, and other collectible items.  We have great stocking stuffers too such as... read more 
Darke County Parks… Volunteer Activities
Join us and be a part of our 5th annual luminary event! The Walkin' in a Winter Wonderland will be held on Saturday, December 1st:  6-9pm.  During this event we will need volunteers to assist on the trail, in the Log House and in the Nature Center.  Below you will find a list of tasks of which we need help with.  If in the Log House, please wear period attire and if on the trail please dress for the weather. Volunteer Tasks: Trail: Friday, November 30th at 10AM: Fill Luminaries with sand - Saturday... read more 
OSU Extension… 2012 Ag Tax Issues Workshops to be held across Ohio
Date: December 17, 2012 - Tax practitioners with an interest in farm income taxes will have an opportunity to attend a one day farm tax workshop scheduled for Monday, December 17, 2012, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in ten locations across Ohio. This workshop will be taught by Dr. Phil Harris, Professor of Agricultural Economics, University of Wisconsin, via tele-conference. This program has been designed for tax practitioners who have a significant number of farm clients and therefore need a substantial... read more 
Free Social Security and Medicare Workshop
Date: Nov. 27 at Greenville Library, RSVP required - There will be a Free Two-Part Workshop on Tuesday, November 27 at 6 pm at the Greenville Public Library.  Topics will include:  ”How to Maximize Your Social Security Benefits” and “2013 Medicare Updates.” The Social Security presentation is designed to help you make strategic decisions about your Social Security benefits.   Attendees will learn about circumstances that can positively and negatively affect their family’s benefits. The Medicare... read more 
Darke County Commissioners Office
The County Offices will be closed on Thursday & Friday, November 22 & 23, 2012, for the Thanksgiving Holiday.  
Garst Museum… Christmas Open House at Garst
Event: November 18 - The Garst Museum cordially invites the public to attend their annual Christmas Open House on Sunday, November 18th from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. During the Open House, the public can tour the museum at no charge. The festive highlights include seasonal music, light refreshments, and beautifully decorated Christmas trees by the following groups:  Wildflower Garden Club, Butterflies... read more 
Garst Museum… Christmas Open House at Garst
Event: November 18 - The Garst Museum cordially invites the public to attend their annual Christmas Open House on Sunday, November 18th from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. During the Open House, the public can tour the museum at no charge. The festive highlights include seasonal music, light refreshments, and beautifully decorated Christmas trees by the following groups:  Wildflower Garden Club, Butterflies Junior Garden Club, Sun and Fun Garden Club... read more 
Darke County Visitors Bureau… Open Houses! Bazaars! Christmas? Oh my!
With the holiday season right around the corner, many organizations and communities are hosting open houses, bazaars and events over the next few weeks. Read on for details! It's the perfect time to shop locally, and support U.S. based businesses. 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... read more 
Historic Bears Mill… Final “Art at the Mill” features Innovative Installation
Indiana artist Zach Medler uses an array of traditional and non-traditional media to create his unique pieces which will be exhibited in an installation format at historic Bear's Mill until Sunday, December 31, closing this season for “Art at the Mill.” The series will take a short recess during the cold winter months, but will re-open in Spring, 2013. Medler's installation entitled “Midwestern Landscapes” will include ceramics, paintings, and sculptures created... read more 
Darke County Photography Club... Next Photo Club Meeting Nov. 20
The Darke County Photography Club will hold its next meeting on Tuesday, November 20, at 7:00pm, at the Shawnee Prairie Nature Center. Jim Oliver, who will be presenting the program for the meeting, has issued a special challenge to the club members. Take a picture of the swinging bridge in the Greenville City Park. The catch is, shoot it completely different than most people would. Let’s see what we... read more 
Historic Bears Mill… Annual Christmas Preview Open House
Dates: November 17 & 18 - The Friends of Bear’s Mill will once again be hosting their annual Christmas Preview Open House on Saturday, November 17th and Sunday, November 18th from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  The Mill Store and Gallery will be decked out in holiday splendor with many new tempting treats and gifts.  Visitors will also be entertained on Sunday from 1:00 to 3:00 with traditional Christmas... read more 
Brethren Retirement Community… Illumination Celebration and Festival of Trees
Plans are underway for Brethren Retirement Community’s first Illumination Celebration on Friday, December 7, 2012 at 6 PM.  This wonderful event is when the campus of Brethren Retirement Community will turn into a winter wonderland for the residents, both inside and outside. Our goal is to have 20,000+ lights surrounding our pond and the back of our building for the residents to be able to enjoy from their windows. Brethren Retirement Community invites community groups, businesses... read more 
Darke County Friends of the Shelter… Pet Pictures with Santa Claus
Get your Pet's Picture taken with SANTA CLAUS on Saturday, November 17th, 2012 from 10 am to 2 pm 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. The cost of the photo is only $3.00 and all proceeds... read more 
Darke County Center for the Arts… Marty Stuart Concert sponsored by Bistro Off Broadway
Ted and Diana Abney, owners of The Bistro Off Broadway, have donated funds to Darke County Center for the Arts, sponsoring a country music performance by Grand Ole Opry star Marty Stuart and his band The Fabulous Superlatives at St. Clair Memorial Hall in Greenville on Saturday, November 10, 8:00 pm.   According DCCA’s Artistic Director Keith Rawlins,  “The Abney’s are a great example of strong community supporters... read more 
The Garst Museum Lecture Series… “A Civil War Expedition: A Soldiers Life”
In honor of Veterans Day, Garst Museum in Greenville, Ohio is pleased to host a special Civil War exhibit and lecture on Saturday and Sunday, November 10 and 11, 2012. The exhibit, A Civil War Expedition: A Soldiers Life, features the comprehensive thirty-year collection of Eaton area resident Jack Barnhart. Barnhart’s collection has been featured at several National Parks, the Ohio Historical Society, and Greenfield Village at the... read more 
Darke County Center for the Arts... High School students to learn songwriting techniques
Darke County Center for the Arts will present singer/songwriter Jonathan Kingham in all local public high schools from November 12 through 15 as part of its Arts In Education program. Jonathan is a folk, pop, and jazz musician and award-winning songwriter who will help students learn how to write their own songs. Arts In Education shows are presented to students at no charge, and are free and open to the public. According to DCCA Artistic Director Keith Rawlins, Jonathan Kingham is a rising star... read more 
Garst Museum… Christmas Wreath Silent Auction at Garst
Looking for that perfect Christmas wreath?  Seven talented garden clubs have submitted wonderfully creative wall or table wreaths to Garst Museum to be sold through a silent auction. Beginning November 4, you can stop in the Lowell Thomas Meeting Room of Garst Museum and place a bid. The auction is accessible via the rear entrance located off the main parking lot. Bidding can also be done by phone or email. Since you... read more 
Main Street Greenville… Mong is Grand Marshal of 2012 Holiday Horse Parade
Downtown Greenville’s Hometown Holiday Horse Parade Returns for another year on Saturday, November 17 at 7pm. The parade will travel from the south end of Broadway to the traffic circle, then return down Broadway to end up back where it started on the south end. This year, Greenville’s Phyllis Mong will serve as Grand Marshal. Phyllis has lived and worked at many places in Greenville and has... read more 
Darke County Visitor’s Bureau... Anticipation
November Events in Darke County - November is a month of anticipation. Although it is stuck between the colorful 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 also have much to be thankful for including the time you spend reading this information, visiting our website, VisitDarkeCounty... read more 
Darke County Parks Grand Opening
Please come and join us on Saturday, November 3rd at 10AM for the Grand Opening of Donna May Campbell Preserve. Donna May Campbell is located on the south side of the Stillwater River on Greenville St. Marys Road. There will be a short ceremony and refreshments as well as a short walk through the park. If you plan to attend please contact Deb Shiverdecker at 937-548-0165 to RSVP. 
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