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Cancer Support Group to meet Thursday, Aug. 1
The Cancer Association of Darke County will hold their monthly support group on Thursday, August 1, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at Wayne Health Care on the 3rd floor in the Conference Room. This month will be an open forum and participants are encouraged to bring at least one thing in printed material which deals with cancer in some way.  The topic can be on treatments, nutrition, stress, pain, infection or any other topic which relates to cancer.  The group will share information, experiences, etc. with the goal... 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 front of the Nature Center.  For more information, please call the Nature... read more 
DCSA Annual Meeting
The Darke County Soccer Association will hold its Annual Meeting at the Fairgrounds soccer fields on Monday July 29th at 6:30pm.  The meeting will discuss the status of DCSA and the upcoming seasons, volunteer opportunities, leadership positions and growing soccer in Darke County.   The public is invited to attend the meeting.  Please bring a lawn chair for the meeting.  The meeting should take no longer than 30 minutes.  All parents of players are required to attend. Thank You, Dave Ernst, President of DCSA.
Greenville Public Library… August’s Lunch on the Lawn
This summer’s third & final “Lunch on the Lawn” at the Greenville Public Library will be held Friday August 2nd from 11:45 to 1:00 p.m.  Again this is a great chance to enjoy the shade under the trees and hear great music on your lunch break.  Lunch will be available for purchase from Montage at the white tent - or bring your own! The menus is: Sandwich (choice of chicken salad croissant, turkey wrap, or ham wrap); Salad (choice of bacon tomato... read more 
Darke County Parks… Tree Troubles—Forest Entomology and Pathology
Having Tree Troubles? On Aug. 5, join Darke County Park’s summer intern, Lucas McCabe, to learn about the common insects and diseases that might be invading the woods or trees in your backyard.  Lucas, a forestry student at Hocking College, hopes to educate you on the possible ailments you may encounter on your next journey into the woodlot. Have a trouble spot on a tree that doesn’t look quite right? Then take some photos or bring in... read more 
Darke County Republican Women to hold garage sale
“This will be the first year the Darke County Republican Women’s Club (DCRW) has participated in the Longest Yard Sale.” said  Club President Sally Zeiter. DCRW will be setting up the items they have for sale in the Activities Building of the Congregational Christian Church. The church is located at 115 West Fifth Street in Greenville and the Activities Building is directly behind (south) of the church. The sale will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30... read more 
Annual “Back The Wave” Scheduled for Wednesday, August 7th
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 ... read more 
Darke County Parks…Hummingbird Banding First Hand
53 times a second... that’s how many wingbeats a Ruby-throated Hummingbird averages. Join the Darke County Parks on Saturday, August 3rd at 9:00am as we welcome Alan Chartier. Alan will once again attempt to band the “hummers” of Shawnee Prairie Preserve. After an introductory presentation explaining his on-going research on hummingbirds, Alan will check his specially designed hummingbird traps. This program offers a unique... read more 
Greenville Public Library…Summer Reading Winds Up!
Last week's “Family Fun Day” at Greenville Public Library was a hilarious blend of magic, puppets, and storytelling as crowd favorite Jim Kleefeld entertained with tricks, tales, and laughter. A beautiful cool morning brought out the biggest audience yet. The season finale for “Family Fun Days” and the Summer Reading Program “Dig Into Reading” is Wednesday July 31st. In his breathtakingly fun adventure, “Space Painter” Tom Sparough ... read more 
Greenville garage sales rules suspended during Longest Sale
Residents of the City of Greenville can have a garage sale during the 127 World’s Longest Sale Aug. 1-4 without obtaining a garage sale permit. All rules have been suspended for this sale only! If you put up signs to advertise your sale, please remove them when the sale is over. For more information, contact the Mayor’s Office, 548-1819.
Dollars For Deb
Friday August 2nd, 2013 - PAWS Bingo - June 2nd, 2013 Deb Davidson-Smith received her lung transplant, and the battle to recovery started. What a blessing this surgery has been. Unfortunately the medical expenses have gotten out of hand and we are asking for your help! We Knead U Massage & Reiki Center is hosting “Dollars For Deb”, a night full of great food, yummy desserts, games and donations. ALL Proceeds go directly to Deb... read more
Main Street Greenville… An exciting weekend for Downtown Greenville!
ANNIE OAKLEY SIDEWALK SALES! Downtown Greenville -- July 25 - 27th -- Bread of Life Christian Bookstore: 107 W. Main • featured 20% off Made-In America gifts and wall art; AAA: 302 S. Broadway • 20% off non-sale items and 10% off sale items from the AAA Travel Store; Janet’s Broadway Bakery: 316 S. Broadway • Artist spotlight: Cheryl Bulcher - photography and pencil / charcoal portraits in front of the bakery; Bach to Rock: 334 S... read more 
Ag. Breakfast Meeting
Ag. Breakfast Meeting, Thursday, August 1, 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 September 5, 2013. Sam Custer, Extension Educator, Agriculture & Natural Resources

Enroll at Edison College in Just One Day
You can become a college student in one day if you attend the Edison One Day signup July 30 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. $30 application fee has been waived. Refreshments provided... read more 
First Fridays Returns with Downtown Live Music on August 2nd
GREENVILLE, Ohio- First Friday Live Music (sponsored by Bach to Rock Music) will return Friday, August 2 in downtown Greenville and will feature 13 local musicians. First Fridays aims to bring people downtown during evening hours to enjoy activities, demonstrations, food and music in a beautiful historic setting with businesses open until 9:00 pm. We encourage those attending the event to shop and dine downtown from 6-7 pm and the live... read more 
Parking at the Gathering
Parking at the Gathering at Garst will be available in the Garst Museum parking lot on Broadway where the former Buchy Meat Packing Co. once stood. Additional parking is available on the Garst Museum Grounds towards the back of the property and can be accessed from Garst Avenue or from the main park entrance on East Main St. There is a $4.00 fee to park in these locations. Proceeds go to the Arcanum Lions Club and the Garst Museum. Very limited handicapped parking will be... read more 
Twelve vie for Miss Annie Oakley 2013
Twelve young women will be ‘shooting it out’ starting July 24 as each seeks to be tapped Miss Annie Oakley 2013. A practice session will begin 6 p.m. July 23; first round eliminations will take place July 24 with the winner earning the honor July 25. Miss Annie Oakley 2012 Elisabeth Harless will be doing the honors for her successor. The competitions also start at 6 p.m. Pictured back, left to right: Kayle Knapke, Majenika ... read more 
Darke County Center for the Arts… DCCA announces directors for Missoula Children’s Theatre residency
Darke County Center for the Arts' Missoula Children' Theatre residency at Henry St. Clair Memorial Hall in Greenville July 29 through August 3 will be led by two young women with diverse experience in their chosen field. June Hundley holds a B.A. in theatre from James Madison University; last summer, she performed in Avignon France, as Clarice in The Servant of Two Masters, and also swam in an onstage pool in a unique staging of Metamorphosis. Her acting/directing partner is Faith Howes, who... read more 
Darke County Cancer Association… Overholser to speak at Annie Oakley Golf Tourney
Lisa Overholser, a cancer survivor, will share her personal story at the golfing dinner banquet this year.  The Annie Oakley Golf Tournament will be held at the Turtle Creek Golf Course on July 22, 2013.  The tourney starts out with lunch for all the golfers at 11:30.  It features a shotgun start with scramble format, chances to win great prizes, and dinner for the golfer and their guest.  Most importantly, the proceeds from this fun and exciting event will benefit... read more 
Free Art Journaling Workshop
Free Art Journaling Workshop sponsored by the Greenville Art Guild on Saturday, July 20, 9 to 3 in the Greenville Park (look for signs in the park near the shelters for exact location on July 20). You will learn mixed media techniques and how to make an art journal from an old book. Just bring an old book to paint in and the Guild will supply the other materials.  No art experience needed! Lunch is on your own. For more information, please call Guild President Jan Boyer at 548-1916 or Marilyn Banks at 937-678-6870.
Ohio Department of Agriculture Announces Farm Pesticide Disposal Collection
The Ohio Department of Agriculture will be sponsoring a collection for farmers wishing to dispose of unwanted pesticides on August 20 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and the Shelby County Fairgrounds, 655 South Highland Avenue, Sidney, Ohio 45365. The pesticide collection and disposal service is free of charge, but only farm chemicals will be accepted.  Paint, antifreeze, solvents and household or non-farm pesticides will NOT be accepted.  No pesticides will be accepted from commercial companies... read more 
Kindergarten Scholarships Available
Do you have a child entering kindergarten that you’d love to send to private school this fall? The state of Ohio now has a scholarship program which will pay the tuition for your kindergartener to attend St. Mary’s Catholic School. Please contact Vernon Rosenbeck at St. Mary’s School if you are interested in this opportunity or registration for Preschool thru 8th grade for the 2013-2014 school year. The phone number is 548-2345. The deadline to apply for the scholarship is July 31st.
OSU Extension, Darke County… 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 three Wednesdays.  The three week session will be September 18, 25 and October 2, 2013, from 11:30am to 1:30pm,  at the OSU Extension Learning Center, 603 Wagner Avenue... read more 
Historic Bears Mill… “Art at the Mill” features decoys and furniture
Historic Bear's Mill's gallery space will be filled with the unique work of two highly regarded Indiana craftsmen during the month of August. From Friday, July 26 through Sunday, August 25, “Art at the Mill” will feature hand-carved duck decoys by John Bundy as well as rustic willow furniture pieces created by Greg Adams. The exhibit opens with a Friday evening reception from 6 p.m. till 9 p.m.; the artists will speak briefly... read more 
Greenville Public Library… Magician Jim Kleefeld Returns
Don't miss “Family Fun Day” every Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at the Greenville Public Library!  Despite the heat, last week's show by Dr. T. Rex was enjoyed by a big crowd of dinosaur enthusiasts.  With magic, puppets, music, and audience participation, kids learned the real science behind the study of one of the most fascinating species that ever lived. Now on July 24th returns everyone's favorite magician Jim Kleefeld.  Join Jim and discover some... read more 
Western Ohio Manure Application Technology Field Day July 31st
Livestock producers and others interested in learning more about manure application technology are encouraged to attend the Western Ohio Manure Application Technology Field Day being held on Wednesday July 31st (rain date August 1st) at the corner of Stelzer and Olding Roads in Mercer County. This field day is being organized by the Mercer County Extension office, the Grand Lake St Mary/Wabash River Watershed Alliance, and the Mercer County Soil & Water Conservation office. Participants ... read more 
Darke County Parks…Hummingbird Banding First Hand
53 times a second... that’s how many wingbeats a Ruby-throated Hummingbird averages. Join the Darke County Parks on Saturday, August 3rd at 9:00am as we welcome Alan Chartier. Alan will once again attempt to band the “hummers” of Shawnee Prairie Preserve. After an introductory presentation explaining his on-going research on hummingbirds, Alan will check his specially designed hummingbird traps. This program... read more 
Matt Light teams up with Greenville Schools
GREENVILLE – Every community would love to have a "hometown hero" like Greenville has in Matt Light! He is much more than a recently retired NFL New England Patriots offensive tackle and a football legend with three Super Bowl wins. Matt is a Greenville High School graduate who also never forgot where he came from. He's a busy community leader who is committed to helping to educate the public about the urgent and real need for a district-wide fix for Greenville's School District. On Aug. 5... read more 
Annie Oakley Festival… What does $3 get you in today’s world?
Spend just $3 on a weekend pass for the Annie Oakley Days being held on Friday, July 26, Saturday, July 27 and Sunday, July 28 at the Darke County fairgrounds and you will be amazed at what that small weekend pass will get you. First of all you will have unlimited admission to the fairgrounds all three days including free parking each day. This year enter gate 1 and park under the trees, in the shade and very close to the festival. You can... read more 
Annie Oakley Festival Bingo Breakfast
Do you like to play bingo and win prizes? Then you will want to attend the Annie Oakley Festival Bingo Breakfast at 9am, on Friday, July 26, 2012 at the Darke County Fairgrounds, youth building. The morning of fun will begin at 9am and will start with a great breakfast, (scrambled eggs, sausage, biscuits & gravy, juice and coffee) a robust game of bingo with prizes. The cost for your morning of fun is only $4.00. We always have to turn some people away so be sure to get your ticket today. Tickets ... read more 
Darke County Parks…Friends of the Parks Basket Raffle
The Friends of the Darke County Park District will once again run their annual basket raffle this summer and culminate at Prairie Days in September. Local clubs donated baskets full of goodies to raise money for the Friends of the Parks. Baskets include one from the Darke County Birders, containing bird seed, 3 different types of bird feeders and much more. The Darke County Photo club donated a basket full of supplies including a Samsung ... read more 
Dr. Balthasar’s Marvelous Miracle Medicine Show
Not feeling well? The Gathering at Garst is honored to have in our presence, medicine man and curer of all ills, Dr. Balthasar. Bring your aches and pains to The Gathering on Sunday July 28 and the good doctor will no doubt convince you that he has all the answers.  During this comical interactive performance Dr. Balthasar offers audiences a "magical miracle medicine that cures everything from a common cold to death of two weeks' standing... read more 
Annie Oakley Festival… 2013 The Year of the Contests
This year the Annie Oakley Festival will become known as the Year of the Contests.  We started the annual event with a T-Shirt design contest in which Brent Welborn of Covington won with the winning entry. His design will be available on the 50th Anniversary T-Shirts during the festival. The deadline for the Miss Annie Shooting Contest is fast approaching. Wednesday, July 10 at 6pm. No Exceptions. Applications are available from the... read more 
Sterling House plans Drive Thru Lunch
Sterling House Greenville is having its Drive-Thru Lunch Friday, July 19, 11am – 1pm.  Join them for a delicious meal for $5.00.  The menu includes a pulled pork sandwich or gilled hamburger/cheeseburger, macaroni salad, chips, a homemade cookie, and soda. Stop by or call ahead and they will have your order ready to go.  If you would like to place an order ahead of time and schedule a pick-up time, call 937-508-5385. All proceeds will benefit the Miami Valley Alzheimer’s Association Walk To End... read more 
Greenville Public Library… “Diggin For Dinos” & a Movie!
The Greenville Public Library's “Family Fun Day” continues every Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. Last week Mike Hemmelgarn provided a hilarious program to a very enthusiastic crowd with ventriloquist characters, balloon sculptures, and crazy juggling. On July 17th, Dr. T Rex's new show uses funny magic, zany puppets, original music, books, and tons of audience participation.  Kids will have a chance to experience the real science... read more 
Birthday Card Shower
Wednesday July 17th is Samantha Smith’s 18th birthday.  Samantha is the daughter of Mike Smith and Brenda Smith of Versailles, and has been confined to a wheelchair as a result of Infantile Battens Disease.   Birthday cards are requested to help her celebrate.  Like any young person she loves getting mail.  If you are interested you may send a birthday greeting card to her at 418 E Main St, Versailles, OH 45380. Her father also invites visitors.  If you see Samantha’s wheelchair outside their home on... read more 
Darke County Center for the Arts… Local youngsters to star in DCCA musical production
Darke County Center for the Arts is once again presenting a week-long Children' Theatre residency which begins with auditions offering the opportunity for all interested youngsters to try out for a role in a full-scale musical theatre production and concludes with performances starring local youth. Auditions for MCT's The Tortoise Versus the Hare will be held Monday, July 29 from 10 a.m. until 12 noon; performances are scheduled for Saturday... read more 
Darke County Fair… Little Miss & Mr. Pageant theme is Surfin’ Safari
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... read more 
Learn to write about your precious moments
Reminder… The first session of the Memoir Writing Workshop had a great turn-out and a wonderful exchange of ideas. If you appreciate what you see, it's not too late to be included. Thursday, July 11 6:00-7:00 PM  Juniper Lane 4, BRC Seeing you tightly swaddled in the nursery blanket and touching your delicate, tiny fingers, I was overcome with… Hunkered down in the foxhole, my senses heightened by the… The thrill of the road rising before me… There are so many stories, so many memories... read more 
Darke County Center for the Arts… “Barbecue & Blues”
Darke County Center for the Arts invites music lovers to a picnic on the lovely grounds of Turtle Creek Golf Club on Friday, July 12. DCCA's “Barbecue and Blues” will kick off at 6:30 p.m. with music by local favorites Frohna and Warner followed by Cincinnati-based blues rockers Amy McFarland and the Blues Merchants. The kitchen at Turtle Creek will have available for purchase pulled pork sandwiches and barbecue chicken, with baked beans and cole slaw rounding out the menu. Tickets for the event... read more 
Farm Power of the Past July 11-14
If you haven’t marked your calendars for this year’s Greenville Farm Power of the Past, it’s time to get that done! The annual show opens on July 11 and continues through July 14 at the Darke County Fairgrounds in Greenville, Ohio. From the street you may see row upon row of antique tractors, but that is only the beginning. There are hundreds of gas engines - the small engines that ran many machines in early households and factories ... read more 
Greenville Public Library… Favorite Mike Hemmelgarn at Library
“Family Fun Day” continues every Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at the Greenville Public Library.  Last week “Joseph” entertained a happy crowd on a beautiful warm morning with his multi-instrumental music and art of storytelling. Now favorite Mike Hemmelgarn returns for a new and exciting performance on Wednesday July 10th.  As always, this year's program features a custom blend of ventriloquist characters and a wild variety of comedy... read more 
Darke County Parks… Summer Concert On-the-Lawn: Higgins-Madewell
Darke County Parks is proud to present, Higgins-Madewell on Saturday, July 20th at 7:00pm at Shawnee Prairie Preserve Outdoor Amphitheatre (4267 State Route 502 West).  The music of Higgins-Madewell is a combination of strong vocals, acoustic guitar and heartfelt original lyrics that is difficult to classify as one specific genre.  Their original music ranges from country to a soulful rock sound and appeals to a broad range of people.  Higgins... read more 
Darke County Parks…Bogs & Caverns
Are you interested in a day trip with Parks’ staff and other nature enthusiasts? You are in luck because there is still room for you to join our Quarterly Eco-Tour Trip: Bogs and Caverns on Friday, July 26th. We will depart the Nature Center at 8:30am and return at 5:30pm. Our trip will begin by loading into the big white van and heading to Cedar Bog Nature Preserve for a morning tour. Cedar Bog is the largest example of a boreal and prairie fen in Ohio. It has many rare plants and animals, as well as excellent ... read more 
Gettysburg…The Cardinal Center Grounds Cleanup and Meeting Set for July 20
Gettysburg, OH – A volunteer group headed-up by Oakland Church of the Brethren will be meeting at The Cardinal Center (formerly, the Gettysburg Elementary School), 260 E. Main St., Saturday morning, July 20, to clean up the playground and remove obsolete equipment. All who would like to help are welcome. It is recommended that volunteers arrive at 8:30, but may arrive at any time. At 10:00, a short informational meeting ... read more 
Main Street Greenville…Volunteering Sparks Hometown Pride
GREENVILLE - Main Street Greenville is thrilled to have three interns volunteer with the organization this summer. Each will be writing her own story on why she chose Main Street Greenville for her internship experience. The first will be from Amy Barger. Coming soon will be Brealyn Eckstein and Sean Wolfe. The 2013 Main Street Greenville volunteer interns are thrilled to present This is Main Street – A Photography Exhibit on Wednesday, July 10, 2013... read more 
New Madison open golf tournament July 20
New Madison Civic Organization will be hosting their 29th Annual New Madison Open Golf Tournament, Saturday July 20th at White Springs Golf Club. The New Madison Civic Organization is a non-profit group providing support to the community through a variety of fund raising activities. Proceeds from events help support local scholarships to Tri-Village Senior Graduates and other Community need based Programs. This is a best ball scramble format 4-man teams and the cost is $45 per player or ... read more 
Garst Museum… Daniel Boone To Visit the Gathering At Garst
Steven Caudill of Winchester, Kentucky grew up and now lives just a few miles northeast of Fort Boonesborough, Kentucky. Steven is an 18th century re-enactor who portrays Daniel Boone so well that watching him can leave one wondering if he isn’t the modern-day embodiment of Boone himself! His sincere passion for his state’s magnificent history and his admiration for Daniel Boone are honest and unmistakable. He may be as close as... read more 
Greenville Public Library…Teen Theater at Library
The Greenville Public Library is hosting a Minnetrista "Tales from a Ball Jar" Theater Production on Tuesday July 9, 7:00p.m. Two solo performances of separate stories are told about different Ball jars - Working Man‘s Responsibility and Bounty. Both are powerful, engaging, and thought-provoking. To enhance the audience experience, after the show there will be a 15-minute talkback session where teens will be able to reflect and discuss the concepts... read more 
Local Cancer Support Group cancels July meeting
The Cancer Support Group normally meets the first Thursday of each month.  Due to the July 4 holiday, the group will not meet this month, but will plan to meet again on August 1, 2013. The association suggests that if you know someone battling cancer, give them a call, or stop and visit them, take them a sack lunch or go to the park with them and enjoy the scenery, etc. That will encourage them and help them in their difficult battle with cancer.  Please remember: WHERE THERE IS HELP, THERE IS... read more 
Darke County Visitors Bureau… Urban-Country Spirit, July 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 You can also catch up with us on Facebook.  Flicks on Fifth now Theatre on Third - First Fridays for July will be celebrated with the... read more 
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