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Career Tech Center Open House
The Greenville Career Tech Center will be hosting their First Annual Open House for Parents and Community on February 6, 2013 from 5:00-6:30 PM. Junior High Students will be touring the Career Tech Center on February 5th during the day and 9th/10th Grade Students will be touring on February 6th.  Please see the attachment for more information regarding the Open House and we hope you are able to join us. For more information regarding the Greenville Career Tech Center and to view a video... read more 
Dr. Paul Jones to speak at Cancer Support Group February 7
The Cancer Association of Darke County will hold their monthly support group meeting on Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. at Wayne HealthCare on the third floor in the Conference Room. Dr. Jones will be speaking about the role of the human / animal bond.  Dr. Jones is a 1987 graduate of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. He has owned his own small animal practice in Greenville since 1989. He is... read more 
Two Farm Tax Webinars to be Held, By Sam Custer, OSU Extension, Darke County
Due to the many changes made by the fiscal cliff legislation, OSU Extension will be hosting two “Farm Tax Webinars.”  The first was held on Tuesday, January 29; the second session will be held on Wednesday, February 6 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.  Farmers are encouraged to connect via the internet at their home.  This webinar will be a great way to learn the latest on farm taxes and the impacts of the fiscal cliff legislation... read more 
Coffee with the Commissioner
Commissioner Mike Stegall will be at the Brethrens Home in Greenville on two (2) occasions in February.  The first event will be the “Resident Town Hall” meeting on Friday, February 1st at 1:00 p.m., in the Brick Room.  This meeting is a chance for the residents to ask questions of the Commissioner, and Commissioner Stegall will give a short presentation on the accomplishments of the County in 2012, and where we are headed in 2013.  The second occasion will be on Wednesday, February 6th at 10:00 a.m... read more 
Ag. Breakfast Meeting
Ag. Breakfast Meeting, Thursday, February 7, 2013, 7:30am, 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.) Our next meeting will be March 7, 2013. Sam Custer, Extension Educator, Agriculture & Natural Resources.
Darke County Cancer Association… Last Chance for Gourmet Dinner Raffle Tickets
This is the last chance to buy raffle tickets to win a Gourmet Dinner for 8. This would make a wonderful gift for someone (if not yourself!) Great food will be prepared by the Gourmet Dinner Club: Randy and Amy Breaden, Tom and Susie Brown, Bill and Nancy Cooper, Tom and Julie Graber Steve and Eileen Litchfield and Anne Brumbaugh. If you have received tickets in the mail, be sure to mail them in along with your check. If you didn’t... read more 
Darke County Solid Waste District… Help Darke County Clean-Up!!
Do you want to help Darke County look it’s best?  Join the Darke County Solid Waste District in our sixth annual Darke County “Trash Bash” Community Clean-up Day on Saturday, April 20 & 21, 2013.  By participating, you help create a good impression on prospective employers, professionals, and others who visit our “clean” county. According to a 2000 Yankelovich study, almost half of all Americans (48%) admit to having littered in the past 10 years and it shows on many of our roads, parks... read more 
Darke County Parks… Stunning Kestrels
Roughly the same size as a mourning dove, the American Kestrel is North America’s smallest falcon and the second smallest in the world! Often seen perched on fence rows or wires, these predators can also be found hunting insects and small prey on the ground. Join the Darke County Parks on Thursday, February 7th at 6:00pm as we build nest boxes for you to take home to attract a breeding pair of these colorful raptors to your own backyard... read more 
Big Brothers Big Sisters… Bowling Teams needed for BBBS Bowl For Kids’ Sake
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby and Darke Counties announce Bowl For Kids Sake 2013. This is their annual bowling fundraiser, where giving individuals from the communities team up to support the agency’s biggest event of the year.  Big Brothers Big Sisters is recruiting bowlers and sponsors to help with this bowling party.  Bowl for Kids’ Sake is an important event to help fund their year-round one-to-one mentoring program between... read more 
DCCA presents Comedienne Lynn Trefzger at the Bistro Off Broadway
Comedienne/ventriloquist Lynn Trefzger will bring her trunk full of characters to The Bistro Off Broadway in Greenville on Thursday, February 7, continuing Darke County Center for the Arts' Coffeehouse Series season. DCCA's Coffeehouse presentations take place in intimate venues where audiences can enjoy food and drink as well as a show. The performance begins at 7 p.m. Lynn Trefzger, who has been... read more 
Main Street Greenville… Wedding Walk to create a Burn’n Love for Downtown
Main Street Greenville requests the honor of your presence in downtown Greenville for First Fridays: Wedding Walk! Downtown Greenville will once again come alive from 5:30-9:00 pm with 'First Fridays' kicking off for 2013 on Friday, February 1.  The theme for this month's first Friday is a wedding walk tailored but not limited to soon-to-be newly weds and married couples. Sponsored by Romer's Catering, the event focuses on over 20 downtown businesses that serve the wedding industry. The free event... read more 
Darke County Parks… What’s Banding All About?
Have you ever seen a bird with a colored “bracelet” on its leg or heard of someone “banding” a bird and wondered why someone would do that?  Join the Darke County Park District as we welcome Dr. Dave Russell, of the Avian Research and Education Institute, to the Nature Center on Saturday, February 9th at 9:00 am and discover how and why scientists use this popular technique. The Avian Research and Education Institute (AREI) is a non-profit organization... read more 
American Cancer Society Relay For Life Hosts Kick Off
(VERSAILLES, OHIO) – Attend the Relay For Life Kick Off on Monday, February 11th beginning at 6:30 p.m. This year’s Kick Off is being held at Shawnee Prairie, 4267 State Route 502, approximately one half-mile west of Greenville. The Kick Off sets the stage for the summer-time event. This year’s Relay For Life has a jungle theme of "Don't Monkey Around-We're Wild About Finding a Cure." Ideas will be shared during the February... read more 
First Presbyterian Church… Swinging with the Saints
Mardi gras in Greenville?  Not quite, but “Swinging with the Saints” at First Presbyterian Church on Fourth Street will be the next best thing.  On Sunday, February 10 at 3:00 p.m, preceding Fat Tuesday and Lent, the church will present a concert for the community. Guests will enjoy a variety of musical styles performed by many talented musicians.  Melody Line will perform “Dessert Alert!”, “Not so Boring... read more 
League of Women Voters… LWV to offer educational forum on fracking
The League of Women voters of Darke County is presenting an educational forum about fracking.  The meeting will be on Monday, March 18 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 114 East Fourth Street in Greenville. Speakers for the event will be Joe Logan with the Agricultural Division of the Ohio Environmental Council and Julie Weatherington-Rice, scientist and adjunct professor at The Ohio State University.  She is also a leading expert on aquifers and water preservation in Ohio... read more 
“Building Blocks II” Parenting Class Planned
OSU Extension, Darke County, has scheduled a “Building Blocks II” parenting series.  The classes will be held February 20 and 27, 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 
Darke County Cancer Association… Gourmet Dinner Raffle
Have you bought your tickets for a chance to win a gourmet dinner for 8?? If not, call the Cancer Association of Darke County at 548-9960 for information. The tickets are $5 each or 6 for $25.00. If you received a letter with tickets enclosed, don’t forget to mail them in with your check or drop them off at the Cancer Association at 209 E. Fourth St., Greenville no later than February 6, 2013.   The drawing will be held on February 11... read more 
Darke County Parks… Whooo’s There?!
Join the Darke County Park District on Thursday, January 24th at 6:30 pm for an evening learning about the newest addition to our Animal Ambassadors, the Great Horned Owl! The largest of all our owls, the Great Horned Owl truly deserves its nickname, Tiger of the Sky. We’ll learn what makes owls such fascinating creatures of the night and then we’ll head outside to see if we can encounter any of the five species of owls that call Shawnee Prairie... read more 
The County Offices will be closed on Monday, January 21, 2013, for ‘Martin Luther Kings’ Day
DCCA Family Theatre presents “Guess How Much I Love You”
Darke County Center for the Arts will present Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia's adaptation of Guess How Much I Love You and I Love My Little Storybook on Sunday, January 27 at 2 p.m. as part of their Family Theatre Series. Due to the temporary closure of the auditorium at Henry St. Clair Memorial Hall, the performance has been moved to the Versailles Performing Arts Center, located within... read more 
Darke County Commissioner Mike Stegall… Coffee with the Commissioner
With the start of the New Year, it is time to once again continue the effort to bring local government closer to the people. In continuing on that path, on January 19th, Commissioner Stegall will hold the first “Coffee with the Commissioner” of the New Year. This gathering will take place at Kathy’s Restaurant, located at 416 Martin Street in Greenville. Commissioner Stegall will be there from 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. to answer any questions the public may have concerning government. These meetings... read more 
Darke County Center of the Arts...DCCA presents Phantom star D’Ambrosio in Concert
Franc D'Ambrosio holds the record for performances as The Phantom in Andrew Lloyd Webber's perennially popular The Phantom of the Opera, having starred in the show over 2600 times. Darke County Center for the Arts will present this “Iron Man of the Mask” in concert on Saturday, January 26 at 8 p.m. Due to the temporary closure of Henry St. Clair Memorial Hall, D'Ambrosio's performance has been moved to the Versailles Performing Arts... read more 
OSU Extension, Darke County… Money Management Series Planned
OSU Extension, Darke County, has scheduled a "Managing Your Money" series.  The classes will be held February 19 and 26, March 5 and 12, 2013, at the OSU Extension Learning Center, 603 Wagner Avenue, Greenville.  The class times are from 1:00-2:30pm and participants attend all four sessions.  The fee to attend is $20.00 per individual or $30.00 per couple. The "Managing Your Money" classes are appropriate for singles or couples who wish to develop a family budget and catch... read more 
2013 Ohio Beef Cattle School, By Sam Custer, OSU Extension, Darke County
The Ohio State University Extension Beef Team is announcing the upcoming 2013 Ohio Beef Cattle School. This monthly series will begin on Tuesday, January 29, and continue on February 26 and March 19, 2013, and will start each evening at 7:00 p.m. The programs will address some of the most important issues currently facing Ohio's beef industry. Dynamic forces are constantly shaping the beef industry's landscape and successful producers need to... read more 
Darke County Republican Men's Club Meets Saturday
The January meeting will be at the Brethren Home Retirement Community on 1-19-13 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. Our guest will be State Representative Richard Adams... read more 
Darke County Parks… Winter Full Moon Hike!
Hiking by the light of the full moon is a special experience and there is no better time than during the winter months. With the lack of leaves on the trees overhead and the possibility of crisp, white snow underfoot, the glow of the moon transforms to near daylight luminosity! Want to add a special element to your hike? Bring your leashed pooch for the hike! Dogs love hiking in winter! January’s Full Moon Hike will be held on Monday, January... read more 
Livestock Mortality Composting Certification Training
The Darke County OSU Extension and the Darke County SWCD offices will be hosting a Livestock Mortality Composting Certification Training Session. The session will be held on Thursday, February 21st from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Darke County Extension Office. The office address is 603 Wagner Avenue in Greenville. This training session will certify an operator to compost all approved livestock species and is available to all Ohio livestock producers. Composting is a natural... read more 
Radio Ramblers Bring Bluegrass Show Back To Edison
The Robinson Theater stage at Edison State Community College will heat up on a cold January night as Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers return this Saturday for their third annual bluegrass concert at the Piqua campus. Tickets are $15 and will be on sale the day of the event, with doors opening at 6 p.m. and the show starting at 7 p.m. All seats are general admission, and tickets are limited to a first-come, first-serve basis, so those... read more 
Martin Luther King Day closing
Community Action Partnership of Greater Dayton Area – Darke County - will be closed Jan. 21, 2013, in honor of Martin Luther King Day. This includes Metropolitan Housing Authority. Transportation service available: Community Transportation Services, offered through Community Action Partnership of Greater Dayton Area – Darke County, will be in operation for those who need service on Martin Luther King Day, Mon., Jan. 21, 2013. Reservations should be made by Fri., Jan. 18, for transportation by calling 547-9129. 
Darke County Cancer Association… Want to win a Gourmet Dinner?
Tickets now on sale - The Cancer Association of Darke County is holding their Gourmet Dinner Raffle once again. The winner of this annual event and seven of their friends or family will enjoy a gourmet meal prepared by the Gourmet Dinner Club, at your choice of time and place.  The drawing will be held on February 11th at noon at the monthly board meeting.   Tickets will be available starting January 4 through... read more 
Darke County Photo Club… Photo Club Hosts Workshops with Troy Baker
The Darke County Photography Clubs is pleased to announce two workshops taught by Troy Baker at the Shawnee Prairie Nature Center.  The first workshop will be Beginner Photography and Camera Basics on Saturday, February 2, 2013, from 9:00am to 12:00noon.  It is free and open to the public.  The second workshop will be Advanced Photography on Saturday, March 9, 2013, from... read more 
Darke County Center for the Arts… DCCA Presents “A Taste of Wine and Jazz XXIV”
Darke County Center for the Arts will present “A Taste of Wine and Jazz XXIV” on Friday, January 18 at Montage Cafe in downtown Greenville. The wine tasting party, a fundraiser for the local arts organization, will feature food and music in addition to a selection of fine wines. “This is a sensationally popular party which has taken on a life of its own since the first “Taste” several years ago,” said new DCCA Executive Director Andrea Jordan. “Tickets often sell out, so all those who want to be sure to brighten... read more 
Darke County Parks Offers Rewarding Volunteer Opportunities
Have you recently retired? Are you looking for something new and exciting to add to your schedule? Please join us on Saturday, January 19, 2013, 10AM at Shawnee Prairie Preserve Nature Center for a Volunteer Workshop! We will share with you what the Darke County Park District is, how it all began and where the Park District is today.  Discussion will follow as to how, when, and where you can assist the Park District with their endless volunteer opportunities!  Rewarding volunteer positions... read more 
PSEOP Program at Edison Can Cut College Tuition Costs in Half
Parents and guardians of high school students who are interested in saving as much as $40,000 in college tuition costs are invited to attend the Post-Secondary Enrollment Options Program (PSEOP) information sessions being held by Edison State College throughout the month of January. The sessions will be held Jan. 8 at Edison’s Darke County Campus, Jan. 9 at Edison’s Piqua Campus and Jan. 15 at the Sidney Moose Lodge on 1200 N. Broadway. All sessions will run from 6–7:30 p.m. and... read more 
Friends of the Library… “The Greenville Poets” at Authors Night
The Greenville Public Library's Friends are again hosting three Author's Nights this winter!  The first of these events will be Friday, January 11th at Montage in downtown Greenville.  Doors open at 6:00 in plenty of time to order supper or snacks before the Authors begin their talks and readings at 7:00.  Bill Westfall and J.R. Price complete the evening with their festive music. The Greenville Poets is a group formed in 1985 by... read more 
Bridges to College, Edison to host Financial Aid Night for HS Seniors & Parents
(Greenville) The FAFSA deadline is approaching for many college-bound high school seniors. To help students and parents understand this financial aid step, Bridges to College and Edison Community College are offering a College Financial Aid Night at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, at Edison Community College in Greenville. “To be eligible for federal grants, loans and work-study programs, students must fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA),” said Beth Sears, Bridges to College ... read more 
Greenville Public Library… Free Computer Classes at Library
The Greenville Public Library is again offering free computer classes for beginners.  There are three different classes: Basic Computer Skills, Internet, and Email.  These three will be offered two times – Mondays from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon on January 7th, 14th, and 28th and also on Thursdays from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on January 10th, 17th, and 24th. Librarian Stephanie St. Myers is the instructor... read more 
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