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Darke County Parks… Bike to Health
Join a Darke County Parks’ Naturalist for our series, Bike to Health! The Tecumseh Trail is open and ready for YOU to ride. The benefits of cycling are endless! Cycling is not only good for your heart, it helps strengthen muscles, control weight and increase your energy. We all want to lead healthier lives, but sometimes life just gets in the way! Our next Bike to Health program will occur on Saturday, July 6th at 10:00am.   The August session will be Thursday, August 8th at 6:30pm.  Use these programs... read more 
New Madison Independence Day Celebration
The New Madison 4th of July Committee invites you to celebrate Independence Day with us!  The New Madison 4th of July parade will be held on Thursday, July 4 at 3:00 pm along Main Street in New Madison.  Events begin on Wednesday, July 3 at 4 p.m. at the New Madison Civic Center and the evening’s activities will include vendor booths, a cornhole tournament, the Little Mr. and Little Miss Firecracker pageant and food and... read more 
Greenville Public Library… Computer Classes at Library
A new series of free computer classes starts at the Greenville Public Library in July.  These classes are very popular and open to anyone who wishes to sign up.  If you’ve already taken them you’re free to do so again.   Stephanie St. Myers is the instructor.  She’s easy to follow, patient, and a whiz on the computer. There are three classes in a series: Basic Computer; Internet; and Email.  Each class lasts a couple hours.  One series runs three Monday... read more 
Heartland of Greenville monthly brunch
Heartland of Greenville’s monthly Brunch & Learn will be held on Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at 10:00 am in our East Dining Room. This month’s topic, “Making a Simple Arrangement,” will feature florist Katie Netzley from The Flower Patch. Attendees will learn how to make a simple floral arrangement from items readily available in your home and garden.The public is invited to attend and a free brunch will be provided. Please call 548-3141 with any questions. Heartland of Greenville is located at 243 Marion Drive, Greenville, Ohio.
Relay for Life Survivors
Attention Cancer Survivors. There is still time to register for this year’s Relay For Life. You can still register for this year’s Relay For Life event taking place at Versailles Heritage Park on July 19th to July 20th. The opening ceremonies starts @ 6:00 P.M., with survivors walking the first lap and their caregivers joining them for the second lap. There will be a meal after the second lap when survivors and one caregiver are gathered in the large survivor tent. There will be a lot of activities at each of the... read more 
Learn to write about your precious moments
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… Do you have personal stories to share with family or friends? Impressions of experiences floating in the back of your mind? Half-written essays? Learn how to write about the... read more 
Greenville Public Library…July’s Lunch on the Lawn
Come and enjoy the Greenville Public Library’s 2nd “Lunch on the Lawn” Friday July 5th from 11:45 to 1:00 p.m. D’Allesios is serving from the white tent. Or bring your own lunch or just stop by for the music and enjoy the shade trees on a summer’s afternoon. Many thanks to the Friends of the Library for their sponsorship. The menu is: Sandwich (choice of chicken salad croissant or Italian sandwich); Salad (choice of macaroni... read more 
Independence Day celebration to feature Classified, By Bob Robinson
GREENVILLE – The Greenville Eagles Independence Day celebration will feature Classified on July 5 and Cotton on July 6, however it will not include fireworks for 2013. “We’re going to have the same fun we’ve always had every year,” said Eagles Worthy President Steffanie Baker, “but unfortunately we will have to pass on the fireworks this year. Our financial responsibilities make the expense impossible at this time.” For several years, the ... read more 
Main Street Greenville…Flicks on 5th is now Theater on 3rd
Main Street Greenville is thrilled to announce that a simple change in venue will allow for a $1,500 savings for the Main Street Greenville organization. First Fridays - Theater on Third will take place Friday, July 5 at dusk with a showing of Despicable Me. In years past, the organization would rent a blow-up projection screen, a HD projector and the sound equipment to present the movie to a large crowd. In addition, the event required us to shut down the... read more 
Greenville Public Library… Bill Booker Lectures on Annie Oakley
The third lecture in a series by Bill Booker is scheduled for Tuesday July 2nd at 2:00 p.m. in the Reference Room of the Greenville Public Library. The title is “Daughter of a Gun - Our Annie.” Bill’s lectures are always insightful, entertaining, and full of little-known facts and antidotes. In Bill’s words... She came from a large family, born in northwestern Darke County, she had a superior mother, a natural father and two step fathers....and just one brother, the man who first taught her how to hold a gun....and how... read more 
Tour de Donut…Early registration by July 1, new events offered
Early registration ends July 1, while standard registration is open until Sept. 1 or until 2,000 limit is reached. Online and mail in registration must be received by July 1 to take advantage of an early registration price. Custom cycling wear orders must also be received by this date to ensure ride day delivery. The Tour de Donut is a unique bicycle event, where your ability to eat donuts is just as important as your ability to ride your bicycle... read more 
Historic Bear’s Mill… Bear’s Mill showcases unique artists
“Art At the Mill” will showcase the contemporary metal sculpture of Jeff Rutledge along with colorful contemporary prints created by former Greenville resident Molly Mote from Friday, June 28 through Sunday, July 21. The exhibit at historic Bear's Mill opens with a Friday evening artists' reception from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m.; light hors d'oeuvres and wine will be served The artists will speak briefly at 7 p.m., outlining their personal histories and... read more 
First Fridays Returns in July… Flicks on Fifth is now Theater on Third
Main Street Greenville is thrilled to announce that a simple change in venue will allow for a $1,500 savings for the Main Street Greenville organization. First Fridays - Theater on Third will take place Friday, July 5 at dusk with a showing of Despicable Me. In years past, the organization would rent a blow-up projection screen, a HD projector and the sound equipment to present the movie to a large crowd. In addition, the event required us to shut... read more 
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Darke County Center for the Arts…DCCA announces “Barbecue and Blues”
June 17, 2013–Darke County Center for the Arts will host “Barbecue and Blues,” a family-friendly fundraiser featuring music by Cincinnati-based Amy McFarland and The Blues Merchants, at Turtle Creek Golf Course on Friday, July 12. The music begins at 6:30 p.m. with local musicians Aaron Frohna and David Warner performing their version of rock favorites. Tickets for the event are $10. Turtle Creek will have food and... read more 
Greenville Public Library…Teen Event at the Library
The Greenville Public Library is hosting Stephen Hollen's "Urban Legends" on Tuesday June 25 at 4:00 p.m. Teens age 11-18 from all over the area are invited. Stephen Hollen is an award winning storyteller and Historic Impersonator. He holds a degree in Oral Interpretation (Storytelling) and is currently President of the Ohio Order for the Preservation of Storytelling, Past President of the Miami Valley Storytellers, a member of the National Storytelling... read more 
Just the “Fracks” coming up June 24
GREENVILLE - The other side of the fracking controversy will be presented by the Darke County League of Women Voters on June 24 at 6:30 p.m., Lighthouse Christian Center, 5256 Sebring-Warner Road. Featured speakers will be Rhonda Reda, executive director of the Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program and the Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Foundation, and Shawn Bennett, field director for Depth Ohio. According to the LWV, Bennett educates the business community, public officials and... read more 
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Greenville City Schools… Public Meeting June 24
The Greenville Board of Education and Administration will host a public meeting about the upcoming bond issue to be held on the August 6th ballot. The meeting will be held on Monday, June 24, 2013 at 7:00 P.M. in the Memorial Hall Auditorium. Greenville has the opportunity to construct a new K-8 school facility with renovations to the high school with funding assistance from the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission. Anyone... read more 
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Annie Oakley Golf Tournament planned for July 22, 2013
Preparations for the 32nd Annual Annie Oakley Golf Tournament are underway!  Last year 104 golfers signed up for the 18-hole event, which benefited the Cancer Association of Darke County.  Committee members for the tournament are Matt & Angie Arnold, Kent & Lynn James, John & Diane Swallow, Ray & Bettye Laughlin, Ed & Kay Curry, Larry Ullery and Christine Yount. This year’s tournament is scheduled for July 22 at... read more 
Corynna’s Room project nears completion
Open House scheduled for June 22. The Building Coynna's Room project is nearly complete with final inspections taking place on Monday, June 17, 2013. We are conducting an open house at the project on Saturday, June 22, 2013 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.  All are invited to view the project and meet many of the volunteers and donors that made the project a reality.
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Gathering at Garst… The Long and Winding Road Brings Cavern Beat Back to Greenville
The Gathering at Garst Committee is excited to announce a return performance of the Beatles tribute band, The Cavern Beat. The Cavern Beat will take you back to a time when The Beatles were all the rage. They have a great sound and No Smoke and Mirrors... only the purest sound closest to the FABFour one will ever hear! We expect a packed house for this return performance. Some seating is provided under the tent but you are... read more 
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Darke County Parks… Creek Critter Crawl!
Join the Darke County Parks on Saturday, June 29th at 2:00 pm as we  visit one of the most pristine stretches of Greenville Creek as it meanders through Worth Family Nature Preserve (Springhill Road just off of 502 West).   As we wade in the water, we’ll use our nets and search for macro-invertebrates, fish, crawdads and anything else we may encounter! Fun for the entire family! Be sure to dress for wet, wear close-toed shoes (no flip-flops!) and... read more 
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Greenville Public Library…Minnetrista Theater & A Movie
The Greenville Public Library's “Family Fun Days” got off to a great start with over 200 people attending Mark Wade's ventriloquist performance last Wednesday. The laughing and clapping could be heard down the block! For next Wednesday June 19 a new group will perform at 11:00 a.m. - the Minnetrista Theater Preserves. Five of Aesop's most treasured stories come to life with bright costumes, quirky characters, singing, and... read more 
Ice Cream Social at Union City
Trinity Lutheran Church on Monday, June 24 - Trinity Lutheran Church in Union City will have its annual Ice Cream Social on Monday, June 24th from 4:30 to 7:30.  This event is open to the public and we invite all of our family and friends to attend.  It is guaranteed that you enjoy a good meal, ice cream and desserts and plenty of social time with family, friends and neighbors.  Trinity is located at 1470 St. Rt. 28.  Everyone is welcome at Trinity Lutheran Church - we hope to see you there.  The free will donations from this annual event will go to the youth for the ELCA National Youth Gathering. 
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Fantastic Camping Idea… Rent a camping spot at the Annie Oakley Festival?
The 2013 festival is being held July 26, 27, and 28. You can arrive at the fairgrounds as early as Monday, July 22 , stay until Sunday, and pay only $25 per night. You can stay past Sunday by making arrangements with the secretary’s office at the fairgrounds. For that small payment you will get a full hookup: electric, water, sewer and three days of great entertainment. Once again the festival will have the Breakfast Bingo on Friday, the... read more 
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Big Brothers Big Sisters… Time left to adopt your duck is waddling away!!!
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby and Darke County will be hosting the Rubber Duck Race on June 20th.  Local community members can adopt a little rubber duck for $5.00 a piece or $25.00 for six!!  The sold adopted ducks will be dumped into the river at the same time beginning at 7:30 p.m. and compete for Prizes.  This year the grand prize will win $1000.00.  Other prizes include a 2-3 day passes to Country Concert and many other great... read more 
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Darke County Photography Club… Photo Club’s Show To Be Held During Poultry Days
The Darke County Photography Club’s show A Moment of Time will be replacing the Versailles Poultry Days show starting this year. Professional, Amateur, and Student Photographers may enter up to 5 photographs in the show for $20.  Categories for Professional and Amateur entries include People, Architecture, Sea/Landscapes, Nature, Wildlife, Unclassified, Digitally Enhanced, Photojournalism, and Poultry Days.  Student categories are divided... read more 
Versailles Poultry Days 2013… It's gonna be a "Groovy" coop this year!!
In Poultrystock style, the Poultry Days Social Tent will be rockin’ BIGGER and BETTER!  The larger tent will include new bar space as well as seating in the grass near the stage.  In addition to the always popular ice cold draft beer and the Versailles Winery, an offering of craft beer will be added for the largest beverage selection to date!  Most importantly, the festival entertainment medley is a record with 10 talented musical groups!   Entertainment will include a large selection of local talent, including... read more 
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Darke County Parks… Visit the Council House
Join the Darke County Park District for the special chance to visit the Anthony Wayne Peace Council House, located at Prairie Ridge Meadow on Wilson Avenue. The Council House will be open for visitors on June 15th, July 13th and August 31st from 1:00pm-4:00pm.  We’ll discover why Anthony Wayne built the house and what purpose it served in the creation of the Treaty of Greenville. While inside the Council House, we’ll discuss many... read more 
DCCA announces tour guides and actors for Ghost Walk in June
While Darke County Center for the Arts' “Ghost Walk in June” is a new addition to the arts organization's schedule, the list of tour guides and actors are familiar names for local fans of the event. Michael Bitner, Marilyn Delk, Tim Nealeigh, and Keith Rawlins will share stories of the unknown while they lead “Ghost Walk” participants through downtown Greenville, stopping at sites where Jim Bruney, Larry Delk, Natalie House, Becci Miller, Katheleen Nealeigh, and Mitch and Chloe Rawlins will spin more... read more 
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Darke County Parks… Campfire Cooking
The warm weather is here and nothing beats making supper outdoors over a campfire. Whether you are an avid camper or just like being outside, bring the family and join the Darke County Parks for an evening of fun on Monday, June 10th at 7:00pm, as everyone will be able to cook some new, delicious appetizers and snacks over the open fire. Samples will be provided and a variety of techniques will be explored.  Campfire Cooking will be held... read more 
Greenville Public Library…June Movie at Library
The next free movie at the Greenville Public Library will be Lincoln with Daniel Day-Lewis on Friday June 14th at 2:00 p.m. Bring your own snacks and enjoy this award-winning film in a comfortable setting!
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Greenville Public Library…Library's Family Fun Days Begin
Family Fun Days start this Wednesday June 12 at 11:00 a.m. on the lawn of the Greenville Public Library. They run every Wednesday throughout June and July and feature top-notch entertainers that appeal to all age groups. Kicking off the summer is ventriloquist and puppeteer Mark Wade. This year's show “Digging for Library Gold” features Mark's head engineer in charge of digging, Edgar Beaver. Come and join the fun! In case of rain... read more 
PUCO to educate Greenville residents on energy choice
COLUMBUS, OHIO (June 6, 2013) – Have you been approached by door-to-door energy marketers or received literature in the mail about shopping for your electricity or natural gas? Want to learn more and feel confident that the decision you make is right for you, your family or business? On June 10th, the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) will be educating Greenville area residents regarding electric and natural gas choice. The event will take place at 6:00 pm at the City of ... read more 
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Poultry Days Festival… “Poultrystock” is 2013 Festival Theme
On June 14th-16th, the 62nd annual Poultry Days Festival returns to the village of Versailles. This year’s theme is “Poultrystock: Three Days of Friends, Music and Chicken.” The Poultry Days Festival has always been famous for the delicious BBQ chicken, served all weekend.  The 2013 festival will include old favorites and new activities for the whole family. Poultry Days features two parades, the Grand Parade at 11am on Saturday and the... read more 
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Darke County Parks… Log House Open Saturdays in June!
Bring the family out for a time warp back to the early 1800’s and visit with our period-dressed volunteers every Saturday in June 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 Nature Center... read more 
Bradford Ohio Railroad Museum RR Festival
Visit the Bradford Ohio Railroad Museum’s RR Festival June 15. Doors open at 10 a.m. and close at 4 p.m. We have telegraph school at 10 a.m. at the tower and throughout the day. At 11 a.m. Jim Palsgrove, a Korean War Veteran, will talk on Hospital Trains. This is the 60-year anniversary of the cease fire. David Burns from All Aboard Ohio will speak at 2 p.m. The passenger rail association will speak on their new plans to bring daily trains to Cincinnati. Murdock Moore, retired Air Force, will be... read more 
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Darke County Parks… Campfire Cooking
The warm weather is here and nothing beats making supper outdoors over a campfire. Whether you are an avid camper or just like being outside, bring the family and join the Darke County Parks for an evening of fun on Monday, June 10th at 7:00pm, as everyone will be able to cook some new, delicious appetizers and snacks over the open fire. Samples will be provided and a variety of techniques will be explored.  Campfire... read more 
Coffee with the Commissioner June 8
Commissioner Mike Stegall will be interacting with the residents at the Versailles Health Care Center located on State Rte. 121 east of Versailles on June 8th, at 9:30 a. m. Commissioner Stegall will be discussing the direction Darke County is headed in, and taking questions from the residents in attendance. Family members are welcome to attend. The Commissioner believes that residents of nursing facilities and assisted living homes are entitled to have complete access to their elected officials. Commissioner Stegall believes if the residents can’t come to him, he will go to them. This is an opportunity for the public and the residents to meet their elected officials and to pose questions or concerns about the county. Please join Commissioner Stegall on June 8th at the Versailles Health Care Center at 9:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. in Versailles.
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Main Street Greenville…First Fridays Brings Live Music Downtown on June 7
GREENVILLE, Ohio- First Fridays Live Music (sponsored by the Law Office of Randall E. Breaden, LLC) will return Friday, June 7 in downtown Greenville and will feature ten 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. Those strolling through downtown can expect to see... read more 
Darke County Friends of the Shelter… Open House for Adopt-a-Pet Month
With June being Adopt-a-Pet Month, The Darke County Animal Shelter will be hosting it's third annual open house Saturday, June 15, 2013 , from 12 to 3 p.m. Free food and drinks will be available to all. Free raffles of Kitchenaid and other donated items plus a children's coloring contest will be part of the festivities. The Darke County Animal Shelter is located at 5066 County Home Rd. Greenville, Oh. Anyone adopting a dog on Saturday... read more 
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Greenville Public Library… Lunch on the Library Lawn
This summer the Friends of the Greenville Public Library are hosting Lunch on the Lawn three times!  These events will be in conjunction with Main Street Greenville’s “First Fridays” on June 7th, July 5th, and August 2nd.  Each lunch will be provided by a different downtown coffeeshop and accompanied by live music.  Everyone is invited to sit under the shade trees and enjoy.  Feel free to bring your own lunch or just stop by for the music... read more 
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