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Coffee with the Commissioner
Commissioner Mike Stegall will be at Wayne Lakes Park on Saturday, March 2nd for a “Coffee with the Commissioner” gathering.  Commissioner Stegall will be there starting at 9:00 a.m.   This is the first time the Commissioner has been to Wayne Lakes and since this is where he grew up, he is looking forward to the visit.  This meeting, like all the others, will be very informal with everyone able to ask questions about government, or happenings in the County.  Everyone is invited to attend and the meeting... read more 
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Darke County Visitors Bureau… Urban-Country Spirit
March 2013 - 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 VisitDarkeCounty.org You can also catch up with us on Facebook. March 1 - First Fridays: Culinary Tour. Eat and sip your way through the urban... read more 
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A community helping in need... Linda Malott Chicken BBQ Benefit
Kickoff began for the Linda Malott Chicken BBQ Benefit to be held on March 17, 2013 from 11am to 1pm; $7 pre-sale carry out tickets only.    Tickets can be purchased at The A&B Coffee and Cake Co. or any Second National Bank, Darke County Location.  The $7 meal includes chicken, applesauce, chips, roll & butter prepared by Paul Mueller’s BBQ.   Meals can be picked up between 11 am to 1 pm at the Greenville City Park Shelter #3 next to... read more 
Versailles Relay for Life to be held in July, By Kathy Magoto
The Darke County Relay for Life Committee recently held their organizational “Kick Off” meeting.   The meeting was led by Co-Chair Lois Lyons.  Also on hand was Co-Chair Dawn Sanders and American Cancer Society (ACS) Staff Partner, Mark Kaufman. The meeting was designed to introduce the many volunteers by committee and team and to address any questions, as well as, brainstorm for the Darke County Relay for Life event which will be held at Heritage Park in Versailles on July 19th... read more 
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Darke County Parks… Inside the Sugar Shack
Join the Darke County Parks on Saturday, March 2nd from 7:30am-4:00pm for Maple Sugarin’ at the Prairie!  This early spring day at Shawnee Prairie offers guided tours through history and science as we learn the process of turning sap into syrup.  After our tour through the woods, we’ll visit the Sugar Shack, where you can warm up in the steam-filled evaporator room as the sap spends countless hours on a boil to reduce it down to... read more 
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Darke County Center for the Arts… DCCA presents “Operation Lunch Line” in local schools
“Kid Power Operation Lunch Line,” an interactive musical show designed to help children discover the value of good nutrition, will be Darke County Center for the Arts final presentation in its Arts In Education series for this school year. The show which will be performed for kindergarten through third grade students in all local public schools during the week of March 15 is free and open to the public. “This show uses spectacular... read more 
Attention Veterans
On Sunday, March 3rd the U.S. Air Force Band of Flight’s “Night Flight Jazz Ensemble” will be performing at the Versailles High School Performing Arts Center at 3pm. At least one very familiar face will be among the musicians, that is former VHS band director Tech Sergeant Dan Bentley.  Sgt Bentley has been instrumental in bringing this “free to the public” performance to the Versailles area.  (Bentley’s wife is VHS Alumni Shannon Stuck, daughter of Donna & Carl Stuck.) In a conversation with Sgt... read more 
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$1.00 Bag Days set at Clothing Bank
Clothing Bank Bag Days at Community Action Partnership of Darke County, has been set for March 6 & 8 from 9 – 3 pm on all winter clothing only: sweaters, flannel shirts, heavy pants, all winter items, all you can fit in the bag for just $1.00 each! Bags will be provided by Sue Waddell, Clothing Bank Coordinator. Sue stated, “We need to clear the Winter items to get ready for Spring and Summer, so come on out! There’s lots of room in the bags... read more 
OSU Extension: 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 Wednesday, April 3rd, 10th, and April 17th, at the OSU Extension Learning Center, 603 Wagner Avenue, Greenville, Ohio.  The class fee is $25.00, which covers the food for... read more 
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Children’s Art Class Openings
GREENVILLE –The Art-Rageous Experience – Children’s Art Program has a few openings for children aged 4 through 7 years old in the current session of classes – and your child can begin immediately.  The children work on all kinds of visual arts each Saturday morning along with the support and encouragement of their parent or other adult.  There are different projects each week and they also learn... read more 
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Big Brothers Big Sisters… BBBS needs Sponsors for “Bowl for Kids’ Sake”
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby and Darke Counties announce the annual bowling fundraiser, when hundreds of area bowlers team up to support the agency’s biggest event of the year.  We’re recruiting bowlers and sponsors to help with our bowling party.  Bowling For Kids’ Sake is a national event with almost 700 local agencies holding their own bowling parties to fund their year-round one-to-one mentoring program between caring... read more 
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Darke County Friends of the Shelter… It’s time for Pictures with the Easter Bunny
Get your Pet's Picture taken with the EASTER BUNNY on Saturday, March 9th , 2013 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 
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Darke County Parks… Maple Sugarin’ at the Prairie
The trees have been tapped, the temperatures are just right and the sap is flowing!  Join the Darke County Parks on  Saturday, March 2nd  from 7:30am-4:00pm for Maple Sugarin’ at the Prairie!  This early spring day at Shawnee Prairie offers guided tours through history and science as we learn the process of turning sap into syrup.  After our tour through the woods, we’ll visit the Sugar Shack, where you can warm up in the steam-filled evaporator... read more 
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Greenville Friends of the Library… Sharon Short at Author's Night
The Friends of the Greenville Public Library are proud to announce writer Sharon Short as their special guest at Author's Night Friday, February 22nd.  Doors open at 6:00 p.m. at Montage in downtown Greenville - in plenty of time to enjoy supper or food & drinks throughout the evening.  J.R. Price and Bill Westfall provide lively, fun music; Sharon will go on at 7:00. Sharon Short is the author of the novel My One Square Inch of Alaska (published by... read more 
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Darke County Parks… Woodcock Watch
The spring courtship ritual of this unique bird is a treat to behold. Join a Darke County Parks’ Naturalist on Thursday, February 28th at 5:30pm as we spy on the male woodcock as he struts his stuff and shows off his aerobatics for the ladies. Quite an unusual looking “shore”-bird, the woodcock is present most of the year, but we only get good looks during its short mating season. Meet at the Nature Center (4267 State Route 502 West) and we’ll... read more 
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Bowl For Kids’ Sake 2013… Bowling Teams and Sponsors Still Needed
The bowl-a-thon will be held Friday, March 1, from 5-6 p.m. at Bel-Mar Lanes in Sidney and Treaty Lanes in Greenville, and Sunday, March 3, from 12-5 p.m. at Bel-Mar Lanes in Sidney and Treaty  Lanes in Greenvile.  The festive atmosphere will again feature glow-in-the-dark bowling lanes, pins, and bowling balls.  We also have a great line up of prizes, such as a choice of $500 cash, Apple Ipad, Kindle Fire and much more... read more 
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Main Street Greenville… March First Friday Stirs up a Culinary Tour
Take part in a Culinary Tour of downtown Greenville during March’s first Friday on March 1. Eat and sip your way through the urban spirited district that is on the rise of a new generation of entrepreneurs. The tour will consist of several small groups guided by energetic foodies & connoisseurs of downtown highlighting amazing gourmet offerings one would not know existed in Darke County. Sponsored... read more 
Conference to Help Small Farm Owners 'Open Doors to Success' By Sam Custer
WILMINGTON, Ohio -- Small farm owners who want to learn more about how to make their farms work better for them by increasing profits, increasing marketing efforts, expanding operations, or adding new educational or agritainment amenities can attend workshops and presentations on these and more issues during a small farm conference on March 8-9 in Wilmington, Ohio. The "Opening Doors to Success" conference and trade show is designed to help producers learn more tips... read more 
DCCA presents Dance Ensemble in Local Schools
Darke County Center for the Arts will present the Eisenhower Dance Ensemble's “Kids 'n Motion” program to fourth through six grade students in all local public schools during the week of February 25. “Laurie Eisenhower's company presents an exciting and athletic show that teaches students about the many aspects of dance,” said DCCA Artistic Director Keith Rawlins. “Their interactive presentation is fun and entertaining; the students don't even notice that they are being educated,” he... read more 
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Darke County Parks… Maple Sugarin’ at the Prairie
Freezing nights and thawing days are the start to a jar of maple syrup!  Without these temperature fluctuations, people would never have discovered such a wonderful treat. Saturday, March 2nd from 7:30 am-4:00 pm is Maple Sugarin’ at the Prairie!  This early spring weekend at Shawnee Prairie offers guided tours through history and science as we learn the process of turning sap into syrup... read more 
Darke County Commissioners
The County Offices will be closed on Monday, February 18, 2013, for ‘Presidents Day’
OSU Extension Darke County… Upcoming Training Meetings, By Sam Custer
Darke County Private Pesticide Applicator Recertification Training – February 27 - If you need to be recertified and have not registered yet, start first at the OSU Extension Pesticide Safety Education Program website at www.pested.osu.edu website.  You will be able to register on line for one of our re-certification meetings at the site. If you do not have the ability to log in to the site contact our office for a hard copy of the registration. We will be conducting the Pesticide Recertification Training for... read more
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Garst Museum… Stories of Long Ago: Longtown; Event scheduled: Feb. 24, 2 p.m.
The third program in our 2012/3013 Free Lecture Series features speaker, Roane Smothers, of the Union Literary Institute Preservation Society. Roane will be sharing more stories and background on the Longtown settlement. Longtown was a predominantly African American settlement in Darke County that included people of African, European, and American Indian ancestry. The population included many freed or runaway slaves. With... read more 
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Darke County Parks… Backyard Sugaring
Just in time for the upcoming maple sugaring season, join the Darke County Park District on Saturday, February 16th at 1:00 pm to learn this new skill! At the program, you will learn how to tap your own maples, how and when to collect the sap and how to go about turning that sap into maple goodness! Demonstrations and hands-on experience will ensure that by the end of the program, you’ll have the skills needed to produce your very own maple... read more 
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Darke County Parks… Winter Day Camp: Where’s the Wildlife?
We hear you have a day off school!? Come and join us at the Nature Center on Monday, February 18th as we explore winter’s wildlife. Camp for grades K-3 will from 9:30am-12:00pm and 1:30pm- 4:00pm for grades 4-6. We’ll discover which animals are still found at Shawnee Prairie Preserve and which ones are hiding for the winter and where they may have gone! Activities, games, a snack, winter’s hike, and craft will all be a part of this day. ... read more 
DCCA announces new St. Patrick’s Day Event
Darke County Center for the Arts has planned a new event they've named “Irish Wave” to celebrate St. Patrick's Day and raise funds to support the organization's many programs. The festivities, which include music, food, and beer tasting, will take place at Turtle Creek Golf Club, 6545 U.S. Route 36 East, Greenville, on Friday, March 8; the doors open at 6:30 p.m. Beers to be tasted are from the Cincinnati's Mt. Carmel Brewery; eight tastes are included in the price of admission. The extensive food list ... read more
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Darke County Photography Club… Photo Club Hosts Meeting and Workshop, Event scheduled Feb. 19
The Darke County Photography Club is pleased to share the details of the upcoming events on their calendar. First, the next meeting of the Photo Club will be Tuesday, February 19, 2013, at 7:00 pm, at the Shawnee Prairie Nature Center. Please feel free to bring one photo that best represents this month’s theme “Architecture” to share with the club during the feedback session. Next, the club will host a workshop with Troy Baker entitled “Advanced... read more 
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Garst Museum… Booktalk at The Museum Store
Join us on Saturday, February 16th as The Museum Store at Garst hosts author, Scott D. Trostel, for a talk and book signing for his book, And Through the Black Night of Terror.  We have all heard the stories of the events that occurred in Dayton during the Great Flood of 1913.  Now, find out how the people of the Northern Miami Valley coped with this natural disaster.  Scott has researched through many archives to piece together how the counties of... read more 
Darke County Republican Men's Club
The February meeting will be at the Brethren Home Retirement Community on 2-16-13 at 8:00 a.m. in the Chestnut Cafe' (formerly 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 and Friends. Our guest will be Sandra Brasington, Western Regional Liaison for Governor Kasich. Information is always available at the Republican Men's Club website: http://www.darkegop.org/mens-club.html
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Darke County Parks… Adena Culture of Ohio: The 1st Mound Builders
Join us on Saturday, February 16th at 10:00am as we welcome respected author and editor, Bob Converse, as he shares his knowledge of the prehistoric Adena culture which thrived in Ohio around 3,000 to 4,000 years ago.  He will explain how these unique people introduced the first pottery, built the first burial mounds, and fashioned amazing tools made of flint and slate. There will be many displays of Adena artifacts from Darke County... read more 
CAP Presidents’ Day closing
Community Action Partnership will be closed Feb. 18, 2013, in honor of Presidents’ Day. This includes Darke County Metropolitan Housing Authority.  Normal hours will resume Tues., Feb. 19, 2013. Transportation service available - CAP Community Transportation will be in operation for those who need service on Presidents’ Day, Mon., Feb. 18, 2013. Reservations should be made by Fri., Feb. 15 for transportation by calling 547-9129. 
Greenville Masonic Lodge and Greenville High School Girls Softball team up
Greenville Masonic Lodge No. 143 and the Lady Wave Softball team are hosting a Spaghetti Dinner on Saturday, February 16th! Greenville Lodge is once again proud to help the team raise money by hosting this event. The Lady Wave team faces many financial challenges every year. This has become an annual event to help the girls raise money and cover the many costs they incur. The girls need to raise extra money this year in order to cover the cost of the much needed renovations to their stadium. ... read more 
WIPEOUT – LIVE Theatre – THIS Friday & Saturday!
WIPEOUT will be presented on February 8th & 9th , 7:00 pm at the Greenville Lighthouse Christian by our very own Greenville Jr. High Students! This lively musical includes over 30 students and two adult actors singing through a silly story that will keep your toes tapping! Lots of hard work has gone into this year’s production! Due to the closure of Memorial Hall this year’s show had to be relocated to Lighthouse Christian Center. A big thank you goes out to the Lighthouse Christian Center for the ... read more 
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Darke County Visitors Bureau... Live & Local
Enjoy the 'live & local' scene in Darke County; the atmosphere brims with rich, authentic local flavor whether told through music, song or story. Come experience our Urban Country Spirit. For more information on events taking place throughout the year in Darke County, visit our website at VisitDarkeCounty.org You can also catch up with us on Facebook. February 8 - Eric Loy at The Inn at Versailles. Enjoy the acoustic sounds of this ... read more 
Bradford Ohio Railroad Museum… Dining By Rail to be held April 13
The second annual Dining By Rail will be held April 13, 2013. This year the Dinner Train has moved on down the line to Covington, Ohio and will be held at the Covington Eagles at 715 E Broadway Street. The dinner consists of authentic railroad recipes from the railroad companies that were known for their great Dining Car Service. Our Chef is Michael James of Catering by Michael’s from Greenville. He received great reviews last year and is sure to please our diners this year with new recipes... read more 
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Darke County Prepares for Earthquakes
The Darke County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management and the Darke County Chapter of the American Red Cross are working together to prepare for an earthquake should this event ever occur. At 10:15 a.m. on February 7, the Darke County Emergency Management Agency will partner with the Darke County Chapter of the American Red Cross, and Drop, Cover and... read more 
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Western Ohio OSU Extension Winter Meetings, By Sam Custer
Adapting Agriculture to Extreme Weather - February 6 - The winter meeting topic of the Ohio Chapter of the Soil and Water Conservation Society will be: “Adapting Agriculture to Extreme Weather”.  Featured speakers will be Dr. Lonnie Thompson, Distinguished Professor with the Byrd Polar Research Center on:  “Global Climate Change: Glaciers, Agriculture and People”.  Also Jeff Rodgers, Ohio State Climatologist on... read more 
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Junior High Theatre Group Rides the Wave in WIPEOUT!
Every year the Junior High Theatre Workshop troupe diligently works to present an exciting theatre performance for the community while learning the basics of all facets of theatre production. This year’s show is titled WIPEOUT, presented on February 8th and 9th at Greenville Lighthouse Christian with over 30 students and two adult actors actively participating. The show kicked off before... read more 
Relay for Life coming February 11, By Kathy Magoto
The Darke County Relay for Life Committee is gearing up for this year’s Kick Off Celebration which will be Monday, February 11th.  The one hour event will begin at 6:30 pm at Shawnee Prairie Preserve, which is located at 4267 State Route 502, Greenville.   This year’s theme for the American Cancer Society Relay For Life is “Don’t Monkey Around--We’re Wild About Finding A Cure”. Everyone is invited to attend to this event in which you’ll learn more about the program and ways you can help.  Remember the... read more 
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Great Darke County Fair… Elephant Encounter coming to the Fair
The Board of Directors for The Great Darke County Fair are pleased to announce that the ELEPHANT ENCOUNTER will perform 3 shows daily (3pm, 5pm, 7pm) beginning Monday, August 19th and ending Saturday, August 24th. ELEPHANT ENCOUNTER is an educational and entertaining experience for the entire family, as they guide you through an up close and personal encounter with the world’s largest animals. No place, anywhere... read more 
Greenville Art Guild... Live Model drawing session offered
Trying your hand at drawing for the first time or working on honing your skills? Either one, Drawing from Live Models is the place for you. Each year, the Greenville Art Guild holds this opportunity for all skill levels, beginners to experienced artists, to gather at the Brethren Retirement Community to draw from life, with three widely varying models. This fun event takes place Monday, February 4 from 7 to 9 p.m.on the 4th floor of BRC. To join in this creative good time, enter the building at the main entrance ... read more 
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Darke County Parks... Waffle Breakfast
The Friends of the Darke County Parks will once again be hosting their annual Waffle and Sausage Breakfast on Saturday, March 2nd from 7:00am-10:30am at the Nature Center, 4267 St. Rt. 502 West. They will be serving up a hearty breakfast of waffles, sausage, juice, coffee and of course pure Ohio Maple Syrup! Tickets are available for a $5 donation, call the Nature Center or purchase them from any Friend of the Parks member, ... read more 
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