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Children's Programs at Library
Children’s Programs for Fall are going to be more fun than ever at the Greenville Public Library. A new event has been added - a Saturday afternoon movie each month! The first one is Cars on September 7th at 1:00 p.m. The other dates are October 26th, November 16th, and December 14th. Pick up your free tickets at the Circulation Desk. Storytimes begin the week of September 3rd, 11:00 a.m. each day. Ages 2 & under on Thursdays... read more 
County Offices Closed
All county will be closed for Labor Day on Monday, Sept. 2.
“Building Blocks II” parenting class planned
OSU Extension, Darke County, has scheduled a “Building Blocks II” parenting series.  The classes will be held September 23 and 30, 2013, 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 II” parenting classes are for parents who wish to develop better parenting skill or parenting techniques for children ages 7-13 years.  This will be 2 classes focusing on parent... read more 
Runway to Rhythm Fundraiser
Tickets are on sale now for the United Way’s Runway & Rhythm at Montage Café on Friday, September 20th.  A flyer is attached.  We would love to have you in attendance.  It is a fun-filled, laid-back night at Montage with great drinks, food, conversation and fashion.  Frohna & Warner will be playing live music for us at the event as well.  Let me know if you are interested and I will reserve your tickets.  Tickets are limited. Download flyer here.
Ad deadline for Visitors Guide extended
GREENVILLE – With the positive response received to advertise in the Official Visitors Guide for Darke County, the Visitors Bureau is extending the advertising deadline to Monday, September 9 at 5:00 pm. Additional pages are being added to the guide, therefore space is available in the AWARD WINNING magazine focusing on travel to and life in Darke County. By placing an advertisement for your business in this publication, you receive advertising support in magazines, newspapers, billboards, internet and... read more 
“ALL ABOUT YOU” to hold fundraiser for Cancer Association of Darke County
Ladies Night Out for CADC, November 2, 2013 from 4-9pm, Romer's Catering in Greenville; Hosted by "All About You Therapeutic Massage": This is our 2nd annual Ladies Night Out for the CADC. Last year was a great success & we're hoping for your help in making this year even more successful! Come out & enjoy a fun filled evening for a great cause. Pre-sale tickets are $45 a piece or 2 for $80.  Tickets will also be available at the door for $50. This includes a catered meal, entertainment by comedian... read more 
Comic Jugglers open DCCA season
Darke County Center for the Arts initial presentation of the Artists Series season provides something different from the organization's usual slate of musical performers. Guiness World Record holders “The Passing Zone” will perform a zany blend of comedy and gravity-defying juggling on Saturday, September 14 at Henry St. Clair Memorial Hall in Greenville. The duo of John Wee and Owen Morse have appeared on The Tonight Show, The Today... read more 
DCCA will hold annual meeting on Sept. 5
Darke County Center for the Arts will hold its annual meeting Sept. 5, 7 p.m., in the Community Meeting Room on the third floor of the Greenville Public Library, 126 W. Fourth St., Greenville. All DCCA members are invited to attend. The agenda includes election of officers and trustees and reports from the last fiscal year. Immediately following the annual meeting, the board of trustees will convene for their regular monthly meeting. Darke County Center for the arts encourages cultural enrichment ... read more
American Red Cross Offers CPR & First Aid Class; Saving Lives, One Student at a Time
Darke County - On September 17th, from 9:00-2:30 p.m. the Darke County Red Cross will be holding its monthly CPR and First-Aid Class.  The Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED course incorporates the latest science and teaches students to recognize and care for a variety of first aid emergencies such as burns, cuts, scrapes, sudden illnesses, head, neck, back injuries, heat and cold emergencies and how to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies to help victims of any age - adults (about 12... read more
Plenty of tickets still available for big concert, By George Starks
GREENVILLE - Day One main program admission is $5 per person or 5 cans of food per person. The 5K run is a separate registration fee and more information can be found on the Day One link on the main website. The Fairgrounds is a 185-acre facility that is largely wooded, with restroom and shower facilities available. The facility has a self registration system in place. Camping is on a first... read more 
100 Volunteers Needed; Preparedness Walk is Coming Soon
Darke County, August 23, 2013   For over five years, the American Red Cross Darke County Chapter has been celebrating Preparedness Month with disaster and emergency partners by going door to door in Darke County neighborhoods, telling residents about how they can prepared their homes and families for a disaster; as well as leaving them informational pamphlets and new last year, the Vial of Life.  This year’s goal to reach 3000 Darke County homes is bigger than ever but it can’t be done with... read more
Darke County Parks Prairie Days Festival…Volunteers Needed
Darke County Parks is looking for volunteers to help celebrate prairies and the pioneer way of life! Do you enjoy helping children or working with the public? If so, this is where you should be! We need YOU to help with our Prairie Days Festival on Saturday, September 28th (10AM-5PM) and Sunday, September 29th (Noon- 5PM) at Shawnee Prairie Preserve. During these two days, the Friends of the Darke County Parks will be holding their annual PRAIRIE DAYS FESTIVAL. We need ... read more
“Car Show & Drive-In Movie” at Library
The Greenville Public Library's Children's Department is hosting a “Car Show & Drive-In Movie” on Sat. September 7th from 11:00 to 3:00.  The event is free but space is limited.  Pick up your tickets soon. Kids are asked to bring a “car” to sit in during the movie.  Adults can help decorate a cardboard box to look like a car and bring it to the Library.  Feel free to make any kind of car or any car character you want.  They don't have to be fancy, just fun... read more 
Tire Recycling Day Near
Tired of looking at those old tires lying around?  Not only are they an eyesore, they can be dangerous.  The Darke County Solid Waste District and the Ohio EPA want to help you with your tire problem.  The district and EPA will be sponsoring a used tire collection on Thursday, September 26, 2013, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. In addition to tires to being an eyesore, they are a nuisance to rural citizens who find them in their ditches, out in the fields and wooded areas.  Used tires make the... read more
Historic Bears Mill…Lighting sculptures, collage paintings at “Art at the Mill”
Historic Bear's Mill will feature two unique artists in the ”Art at the Mill” exhibit opening Friday, August 30 with a reception from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Coldwater native Jane Dippold's collage landscape paintings of Ohio farms will be on display along with Cincinnatian Jay Harrison's lamps created out of vintage bottles, old faucet handles, and steel pipe. “Jay's lighting sculptures literally shine a light on American history while Janes' ... read more 
Mosquito Spraying in City of Greenville
The City of Greenville will spray for mosquitoes on Wednesday, Aug. 21 at 9:30 p.m., south of the Greenville Creek and on Thursday, Aug. 22 at 9:30 p.m., north of the Greenville Creek, weather permitting. If any questions, contact the Water Plant at 548-2415.
See you at the fair
, By Bob Robinson
“I don’t go to the fair!” “What? Did I hear you right? “Yep. You heard me… I don’t go to the fair!” “But it’s the Great Darke County Fair, the biggest, greatest county fair in the state!” “So?” “Good grief. Why not? I wait for it all year.” “Don’t like the crowds. Not into cows and stuff. I’d rather stay at home and play my video games.” I’ve never understood that. Haven’t heard it from many people, but it always boggles my mind when someone ... read more 
Art Guild seeking entries for 38th annual show
The Greenville Art Guild will hold its 38th annual art show September 28 through October 2 at Shawnee Prairie Nature Center, 4267 State Route 502, Greenville, Ohio. All area amateur, professional or student artists (age 14-22) are invited to exhibit their original artwork in the following categories: drawing media, (graphite, charcoal, colored pencil, pen and ink), oil, acrylics (executed in the manner of oils), pastel, water media (transparent watercolor and aquatic medium), mixed media, photography. ... read more
Quilt Drawing
Going to the Fair? Please stop by the Darke Countians for Wildlife tent and enter your name in the free drawing for this quilt. Hand-pieced and hand-quilted, it was made and donated by the mother of Darke Co. Parks Naturalist, Robb Clifford. You’ll have more chances to enter, as the drawing will be held on September 29 at the completion of Prairie Days, held at the Darke County Nature Center. Paid for by: Citizens for Darke County... read more 
Stop by the Darke County Visitors Bureau booth at the fair
GREENVILLE, OH – Folks are gearing up for The GREAT! Darke County Fair and the Darke County Visitors Bureau is no exception. The Visitors Bureau will have a large booth located in the center of the Coliseum during this the 157th celebration of The GREAT! Darke County Fair. Visitors as well as locals are invited to stop by to learn about the attractions, events, history, restaurants and accommodations found in our community. Maps... read more 
Art & Wine Auction, Run for the Rails in Bradford
The BORM is hosting its annual Art and Wine Auction September 21 at the museum located at 200 N Miami Avenue in Bradford. The event is from 7-9 pm. Information is available through Gloria Shafer at 937-448-2185. The 2nd Annual Run for the Rails will take place October 12, 2013. Registration is through the website Proceeds will be used toward capital improvements at the museum. The 5 K Run Walk is being held as part of the Wayne Health ... read more
Families Offered Free Day at the Spring Valley Range
Family Outdoor Skills Day September 21
XENIA, OH – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife is sponsoring a Family Outdoor Skills Day on Saturday, September 21st, 2013. The event will feature shotgun, rifle, pellet gun, and archery shooting activities and instruction. This family-friendly day will be held at Spring Valley Shooting ... read more 
Darke County Parks…Log House Open Saturdays in August!
Bring the family out for a time warp back to the early 1800’s and visit with our period-dressed volunteers every Saturday in August from 1:00pm to 4:00pm in the Log House. Try your hand at some pioneer games and skills. Be “careful” or you may even have to help with the daily “chores.” Mark your calendars for Saturday afternoons and sit a “spell” at the Shawnee Prairie Preserve Log House, 4267 State Route 502 West. The ... read more 
Surfin’ Safari applications accepted until Aug. 9
Applications are now being accepted for The 2013 Great Darke County Fair Little Miss and Mr. Pageant.  The pageant will take place in the fairgrounds youth building, located behind the gazebo.  It will be on Monday, August 19, 2013 with the boys starting at 5:30 and the girls immediately following.  This year’s theme is “Surfin’ Safari,” a beach themed dress and is a judged event.  Children must be between the ages of 3-5 years by August 19, 2013 and a resident of Darke County... read more
Darke County Parks… A stroll on the Prairie
Join a Darke County Parks’ Naturalist on Monday, August 12th at 7:00pm for a hike through the “back 40” prairie. These grassland ecosystems don’t stretch for miles as they once did so don’t miss this opportunity to “wander” through and see what flowers are in bloom, what birds are active and what butterflies are feeding. Bring your camera and/or binoculars.  Meet at the... read more 
Agricultural Tour Wednesday, August 28, 2013
This informative, full-day, agricultural tour on Wednesday, August 28, will begin with at 7:15 a.m. with a continental breakfast at Brethren Retirement Community. Following breakfast, we will board an air conditioned tour bus and visit the following: Anderson’s Ethanol Plant, Koening Equipment, Cooper Farms, Ross Medford Farms and Buschur Dairy. A catered pork lunch will be provided courtesy of the Darke County Pork Producers. This tour is sponsored by Brethren Retirement ... read more 
Annual “Back the Wave” set for Aug. 7
Greenville City Schools student athletes, in conjunction with the Greenville Athletic Boosters, will be holding their annual fundraising event, traditionally known as “Back the Wave”, on Wednesday evening, August 7th. This door-to-door fundraiser is sponsored by the Greenville Athletic Boosters, an organization vitally interested in promoting and encouraging the activities and athletic programs of Greenville City Schools. The Boosters organization feels the ideals of sportsmanship and competition instilled in these... read more
August Brunch & Learn at Heartland
Heartland of Greenville’s monthly Brunch & Learn will be held on Wednesday, August 14 at 10 a.m. and will feature Gracie Belle, a 19-month-old AKC-registered poodle who has recently completed her Therapy Dogs International (TDI) certification. Gracie Belle is owned by Heartland Hospice Chaplain Candy Null of New Madison, who has trained her for use as a therapy dog to provide comfort to patients in skilled nursing and rehab centers and... read more 
OSU Extension to Host Two Field Days Next Week, By Sam Custer, OSU Extension, Darke County
Precision Planting in Wauseon: Farmers and crop consultants interested in seeing the newest planter technology or precision technology that can be retrofitted on existing planters are encouraged to attend the Aug 6th Northwest Ohio Precision Ag Technology Day at Fulton Co Fairgrounds in Wauseon. The day will focus exclusively on planters including seed, steel and related technology.  In the morning, producers will hear sessions on precision planter.. read more 
Tickets now on sale for upcoming DCCA season
Individual tickets are now on sale for Darke County Center for the Arts 2013-2014 Artists Series, as well as their Family Theatre Series, Coffee House Series, and other events. According to DCCA Executive Director Andrea Jordan, the theme for the upcoming season promises “a journey of growth through the arts,” and invites one and all to “come along for the ride.” “Our season is fantastically filled with sights to see and experiences you do not want to miss,” Ms. Jordan stated. Keith Rawlins... read more
DCCA presents Missoula Children’s Theatre…The Tortoise versus the Hare featuring local student cast
July 31, 2013 Saturday August 3 at Memorial Hall Audiences of all ages will get a fresh look at an old favorite this Saturday, August 3 when the Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) and more than 50 local students present THE TORTOISE VERSUS THE HARE. Playing the title characters, Coach Shelley Bowlback and Curly Hare, are local students Sarah Crumrine and Cylas Conway. Other featured characters include Emma Brunswick as Esther Bunny, Kenzie Baker as Little Bonnie Bunny and the ... read more
26th annual World’s Longest Yard Sale – US 127

GREENVILLE - The US 127 Corridor Sale started in 1987 and ran for 18 years from Covington, Kentucky to Gasden, Alabama. In 2006, several counties in Ohio jumped on board and this year, the 26th anniversary of the “World’s Longest Yard Sale,” at least one community in each of the counties along US127 are joining in the fun from the Michigan border to the Ohio River. The concept of a continual yard sale is simple… pull people off the interstates and back into the heartland… rural, scenic America. There are hundreds of attractions along the route which ... read more 
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