the bistro off broadway
Towne & Country Players… “The Wedding Singer” is a raucous look at the 1980’s, By Bob Robinson
VERSAILLES – It’s funny. It’s raucous. It’s upbeat. It’s a jabbing look at the fashions, styles and attitudes of the 1980’s. “It is hilarious,” said Renee Seibert, who plays Holly, a somewhat “loose” waitress who has her eyes briefly on Robbie, the “Wedding Singer,” played by Ken DeMange. She loses out, however, as Robbie falls for and wins the favors of Julia, Holly’s waitress friend, played by Lynn Blakeley. The Towne & Country Players’... read more 
Darke County Parks... Gardening for Butterflies
Join Darke County Parks on Monday, June 3rd at 6:30pm as we learn how to build an oasis for butterflies (and other wildlife). We will discuss the supplies and plants needed to start your garden and how to get the most out of your area and in no time you will have butterflies flocking to your garden. We will also cover common butterflies in Darke County so you can identify who is visiting your garden! This program is completely FREE and you can register... 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 
Darke County Relay For Life…Cancer Survivors asked to participate
Who is a Cancer Survivor? A Survivor is anyone, of any age, of any level of diagnosis, treatment, or in remission. We Celebrate YOU! Whether you are a newly diagnosed, in the middle of treatments, or have been cancer free for years, we honor you, support you, and fight for you!! It all starts with you, the SURVIVOR. Relay for Life is a time to Celebrate our Survivors! We can’t wait to see you again or meet you for the first time? YOU are the reason we celebrate at Relay for Life! Please join us as we ... read more 
Main Street Greenville…Downtown Greenville Farmers’ Market Returns in 2013
GREENVILLE, Ohio- The Downtown Greenville Farmers’ Market (sponsored by Greenville National Bank and KitchenAid Experience) will return this Saturday, June 1, 2013 near the Darke County Courthouse on the corner of 4th and Broadway. The market will run every Saturday until October 12, 2013 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Farmers’ Market has been a Darke County summer staple since 1998. This year promises to be another great... read more 
Versailles Bike Rodeo
Magoto Insurance and Versailles Police, EMS and Fire, will once again be holding a bike rodeo at the Versailles Emergency Services Building on Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon. Featured is a Bike Safety Course, Bike Helmets, Child I.D. Packets and more. Drinks and hot dogs are provided.
OSU offers legal conference for attorneys working in agriculture
Contact: Peggy Hall, 614.247.7898 - COLUMBUS, Ohio – Lawyers working with agriculture must cover a range of legal issues, and an upcoming legal conference hosted by OSU Extension and the Ohio State Bar Association aims to help them stay up-to-date on current legal developments. “Agricultural law is a complex area of law practice,” says Peggy Hall of OSU Extension’s Agricultural and Resource Law Program. “Agricultural attorneys must understand laws ranging from crop insurance to labor... read more
Ag Breakfast Meeting June 6
The monthly Ag. Breakfast Meeting will take place Thursday, June 6, 2013, 7:30 am at the 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 August 1, 2013.  We are canceling our July meeting, due to the date falling on the 4th of July. Sam Custer, Extension Educator, Agriculture & Natural Resources
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 Thursday, June 6th at 6:30pm.  July’s... read more 
Second annual Jaxin Steward Memorial Walk
Event date: June 22–The family of Jaxin Alexander Steward is hosting the 2nd Annual Jaxin Steward Memorial Walk. The walk will be held on Saturday June 22, 2013 at the Ansonia Church of God shelter house beginning at 9am. The walk is approximately 2.5 miles as it winds through the streets of Ansonia ending at the Ansonia Cemetery on St. Rt. 47 at the east edge of the city limits. Jaxin’s Cause came about as a way to honor Jaxin... read more 
Soil Fertility & Nutrient Management Workshop Series
The Darke Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) and the Ohio State University Extension, Darke County will be jointly hosting a Soil Fertility and Nutrient Management workshop series beginning in June and wrapping up in November.  This series will consist of four workshops – June, July, August and November – that will cover basic agronomy, how to obtain a proper soil sample, a tour of a soil lab, understanding and interpreting the results, recommendations and how to properly maintain and... read more 
Workshop will focus on making grassland habitat
Register Now for West Central Wildlife Habitat Workshop - GREENVILLE, OH – A habitat workshop series is being offered to landowners wishing to improve habitat for wildlife and other conservation goals. The workshop series is sponsored by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife, ODNR Division of Forestry, Pheasants Forever (PF), Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), The Ohio State University Extension, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) and... read more 
Garst Museum…Annie’s Garden Surprise
The Ladybug Garden Club and Spencer Landscaping helped Dave surprise Annie with a beautiful polished granite birdbath they placed in her garden. Annie loves the blue color and the vine leaf design of the zinc plated iron base. This great donation will be one of the many auction items at Annie’s Wild West Gala. You can view most of the auction items by going to and clicking on the Gala Photo Link at the top left hand... read more 
Meeting of Darke County Volunteer Network
The Darke County Volunteer Network will meet on June 4 at noon at the State of the Heart Hospice building, 1350 North Broadway in Greenville. All area volunteer administrators are invited to attend. This group is free and we encourage anyone that manages volunteers to join. The meetings are a great way to network, share ideas, and learn from guest speakers. During this quarterly meeting Kim Custenborder from the Catholic Social Services will be sharing information. It’s a brown bag lunch ... read more 
Stillwater River Cleanup Looking for Volunteers
Plan to participate in the 12th Annual Stillwater River Clean-Up that is scheduled for Friday June 14, 2013.  The Stillwater Watershed Project, Darke, Miami, & Montgomery  Soil & Water Conservation Districts, ODNR, Scenic Rivers Program, Darke & Miami Co. Parks District, Brukner Nature Center, Ohio EPA, Veolia water, New Tech Plastics, Inc., McDonalds, and many others are taking part in a fun filled day cleaning up/canoeing the Stillwater State Scenic River. There will be four starting points you... read more 
Darke County Parks… Volunteers sought for summer camps
Darke County Parks is hosting 5 summer camps this year. We have lots planned and we need volunteer assistance to make them run smoothly and to accomplish everything we have scheduled for each camp.  The camps run Monday thru Friday and the times vary depending on the camp and age group attending camp.  Please plan on arriving 30 minutes prior to the below camp times to help set up and fully understand how you can help for the day of camp.  Please see the list below for camp dates... read more 
Annie Oakley Committee… Wanted: Miss Annie Oakley contestants
Wanted: Darke County Women Age 14-19 for the Miss Annie Oakley Shooting Contest & Costume Contest. The contest is part of the Annual Annie Oakley Festival that is held at the Darke County Fairgrounds, the last weekend of July. The Miss Annie Oakley Shooting and Costume contest begins on Wednesday, July 10 at 6pm for a mandatory publicity photo shoot at the Annie Oakley Park Statue at 6pm in downtown Greenville.  Then the... read more 
County News Online, Early Bird…Joining together for Darke County Youth
The Early Bird and County News Online will be holding an auction at 5:30 p.m. on May 31 of Paul Ackley cartoons that have appeared in the two media outlets. The auction will take place at the event’s co-sponsor business, The Bistro Off Broadway. Featured will be Ackley’s original editorial drawings, signed by the artist. The purpose is to provide scholarships to help Darke County teens with their college expenses. According to Fred ... read more 
Ohio Supreme Court…Lecture Series to Feature Landmark Indigent Counsel Case
May 14, 2013–A panel of Ohio legal professionals will discuss how a jailhouse lawyer changed history 50 years ago during the Ohio Supreme Court’s Forum on the Law on May 23. Panelists will explore the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Gideon v. Wainwright – the landmark case requiring states to provide counsel for indigent defendants under the Fourteenth Amendment. Five decades later, is the guaranteed right to counsel being fulfilled? How does ... read more 
CAP Memorial Day closing
Community Action Partnership of Greater Dayton/Darke County will be closed Monday, May 27, in honor of Memorial Day. This includes the Metropolitan Housing Authority. Regular hours will resume Tuesday, May 28. CAP Community Transportation will be in operation for those who need service on Memorial Day, Mon., May 27. Reservations should be made by Fri., May 24 for transportation by calling 547-9129. 
Garst Museum… Annie Signs Up at YMCA
The YMCA will help Annie stay in shape by donating a one year Family Membership to Annie’s Wild West Gala. Annie wants to say “thank you” to the YMCA for this Silver Star Donation. Annie’s Wild West Gala will be held on Saturday, June 8, 2013. This is a fundraiser for The Garst Museum and The National Annie Oakley Center. All funds raised at this event will benefit the Garst Museum in Greenville, Ohio. Part of Annie’s Wild West Gala... read more 
Historic Bears Mill… Bear’s Mill to showcase prints and pots
One of a kind hand-pulled prints plus pastel paintings by Bellbrook resident Andrea Starkey will be paired with wood-fired clay vessels created by Patrick Rademaker of Louisville, Kentucky at “Art at the Mill” during the month of June. The art exhibit at historic Bear's Mill will open on Friday, May 31 with an 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... read more 
Darke County Parks…Parks District hosts week-long day camps
School is almost over and summer is on its way! What are your kids going to do this summer vacation? The Darke County Park District is hosting five, week-long summer camps. Three of this year’s camps include an overnight adventure! “Each year our camps focus on new, fun and creative ways to discover nature,” says Senior Naturalist, Robb Clifford. “Our main goal is for each camper to have fun all while enhancing their appreciation and... read more 
Mercer County Sheriff’s Office… Mercer County Safe Communities to be at Goettemoeller Cruise In
Celina, OH – Mercer County Safe Communities in cooperation with the Mercer County Rib Fest will be on hand during the Goettemoeller Cruise In on May 17 and Bike Night May 18.  There will be a special “Blessing of the bikes at 5:45 PM on Saturday. Safe Community Representatives along with the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office will be on hand with traffic safety materials each night from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. On Friday May 17th, Safe Community partners will be kicking off the national... read more 
Historic Preservation Month 2013 brings collaborative Mills & Stills event"
See it. Save it. Celebrate it” - Historic Bear’s Mill
Citizens in Greenville, Ohio will join thousands of individuals across the country to celebrate National Preservation Month this May.  “See it.  Save it. Celebrate it.” Is the theme of the month-long observance sponsored by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. In honor of this special month, we at Bear’s Mill encourage our fellow... read more 
Reminder... Coffee with the Commissioner
Commissioner Mike Stegall will be speaking at Sterling House on Friday, May 10th starting at 2:30. He asks anyone interested in the state of Darke County will join him. Feel free to ask questions and voice your concerns. 
Light Up The Night
The community is invited May, 10th at 9pm to help Light Up The Night – a benefit Corynna Strawser. With 400 beautiful lighted lanterns glowing on the City Park pond you won’t want to miss the opportunity to simply join us that evening as we show our love and support to this amazing young lady. Corynna Strawser, a Greenville teen, has suffered from an incurable gastrointestinal illness the majority of her life as well as mitochondrial disease. Over the past two years Corynna’s illness has become more... read more 
Midwest Youth Team Tennis program; Registration closes May 10
INDIANAPOLIS, IND. – The United States Tennis Association, in partnership with the Greenville Community Tennis Association, announces a Midwest Youth Team Tennis program for kids ages 10 and under.  Featuring the 10 and Under Tennis play format, which uses age appropriate equipment, court dimensions, and scoring, Midwest Youth Team Tennis makes the game more accessible and fun right from the start.  No tennis experience is needed, and participants quickly learn skills while... read more 
Mock Disaster to be held at Continental Carbonic
The Darke Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) and Darke County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management Agency will be hosting a Mock Disaster at Continental Carbonic on May 11, 2013 from 9:00 am through 12:00 pm. This is an annual required exercise that will include a scenario of a hazardous materials release and area evacuations. The Lighthouse Christian Center will be used as the Mock Shelter and also used as the staging area for the exercise... read more 
Annie and Dave Thank Wayne Health Care
Oh my goodness, why did Annie and Dave have to go to the Hospital?  Not to worry, Annie and Dave just wanted to stop by and thank Wayne HealthCare for its contribution as a Gold Star Sponsor for Annie’s Wild West Gala. Annie’s Wild West Gala will be held on Saturday, June 8, 2013. This is a fundraiser for The Garst Museum and The National Annie Oakley Center. All funds raised at this event will benefit the Garst Museum in Greenville, Ohio... read more 
Sterling House Greenville Drive-Thru Lunch
Our Drive-Thru Lunch is back, so come to Sterling House® Greenville for a delicious meal that will keep you on the go! Friday, May 17, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. $5. MENU: Pulled Pork Sandwich or Hamburger, Pasta Salad • Chips • Cookie • Soda. Stop by or call ahead and we’ll have your order ready to go! Orders for 10 or more can be delivered for no additional charge. To place your order and schedule a pick-up time, please call (937) 564-1120. All proceeds will benefit The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Sterling House® Greenville, 1401 North Broadway St., Greenville, Ohio 45331.
OSU Alumni Club… OSU Marching Band director to speak
The annual OSU Alumni Club of Darke County Spring Gala will be held Tuesday, May 14, 6:30pm, at the Thirsty Turtle (Greenville Golf Club), located at 6545 State Route 36 East, Greenville.  Our guest speaker will be Jon Waters, Director of the OSU Marching Band! Jon received his Bachelors of Music Education degree from The Ohio State University in 2000.  He was a member of the Marching Band from 1995-1999.  He served as graduate assistant for the band... read more 
Senior Day planned to be sponsored by Senior Task Force; RSVP by May 19
The Senior Task Force of Darke County is pleased to announce the annual Senior Day will be held on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at Romer’s Catering in Greenville.  The event will begin at 10 a.m. with entertainment, followed by lunch at 11:30.  The Senior Citizen of the Year award will be presented at this event.  Vendors will also be present with giveaways and door prizes.  RSVPs are required by May 19 and seating is limited.  Please RSVP to 937-548-3777 with your name and telephone number. Senior Day is... read more 
Free Movie at Library
This month's free movie at the Greenville Public Library is “Les Miserables.”  Join us Friday May 10th at 2:00 p.m. in the 3rd floor meeting room.  This movie is a 2012 British musical drama film based on the musical of the same name which in turn is based on the 1862 French novel by Victor Hugo.  The film tells the story of Jean Valjean, an ex-convict who becomes mayor of a town in France. Soon exposed, Valjean agrees to take care of Cosette, the illegitimate daughter of the dying Fantine, but as a fugitive must also avoid being captured again by police inspector Javert.  The plot spans 17 years and is set against a backdrop of political turmoil, which in the film culminates in the June Rebellion of France.
Darke County Photography Club… Photo Club’s May Meeting to Feature Night Photography
The next meeting of the Darke County Photography Club will be Tuesday, May 21, at 7:00pm at the Shawnee Prairie Nature Center.  The club will feature a presentation on Night Photography including photos of the Northern Lights taken in Alaska.  The theme for May’s feedback session is “Rust”.  Please feel free to bring one photo that best represents the theme to share with club members.  Also, the club would like to remind.... read more 
Greenville Public Library…Bill Booker Lecture on Lowell Thomas
Local historian & author Bill Booker will give the second lecture in a series on Tuesday, May 7th at 2:00 p.m. in the Green ville Public Library’s Reference Room.  The title is “Lowell Thomas - A Man For All Seasons.”   In Bill’s words: “To know him was to be at once startled, surprised, and reassured all at the same instant.  A true pioneer broadcast newsman, he was the original Walter Cronkite, the original Huntley-Brinkley put together... read more 
Greenville Area Dog Club offers Good Canine Citizen Training Class
The director of obedience (Barbara Rhoades), and the AKC certified tester for C.G.C. ( Becky Baker ) will be running a class for preparation of taking the C.G.C. test with your dog starting Wed., May 22, 2013.  The class time will be from 7pm to 8pm.  The first night will be starting at 6:30 to do registration. The class will run 6 weeks, with the last week being the test night. The cost of the class non-member, $45 and member,$25  This includes the cost of administrating the test. (paper work, etc.) Dogs... read more 
Heartland of Greenville Monthly Brunch
Heartland of Greenville will have its Monthly Brunch & Learn on Wednesday, May 8, from 10 to 11 a.m. The topic will be Advanced Directives: The Basics of Planning; Speaker: Leah Heady, Reid Hospital. Free Brunch Included! Please RSVP to 937-548-3141 by 5/6/13.
Darke County Visitors Bureau… See it. Save it. Celebrate it.
During the month of May, celebrate the history and heritage of Darke County during National Historic Preservation Month. Pick up your copy of the "See it. Save it. Celebrate it." brochure full of preservation month activities at the Visitors Bureau located in The Palace in downtown Greenville, or read on for full details. For more information on events taking place throughout the year in Darke County, visit our website at read more 

Entries being accepted for Karlh McCallister Memorial Outing
(Greenville) Entries now are being accepted for the Fourth Annual Karlh McCallister Golf Outing, planned for 1 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at the Turtle Creek Golf Course, 6545 State Route 36 East. Proceeds from the event benefit Bridges to College. “This has been a fun, successful event in the past,” said Marlise McCallister, who is coordinating the outing. “Last year, we had 100 golfers participate.” McCallister encouraged golfers to register early. “Because this outing is held on a Saturday, it is quite ... read more 
League of Women Voters… “Fracking issue: the other side” to be presented
“Just the Fracks”, the second public information forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Darke County, will feature the other side of the Fracking issue. The event to be held at 6:30 on June 24 at the Lighthouse Christian Center Building One, 5256 Sebring-Warner Road, east of Greenville.  Presenting the pro side of Fracking will be two speakers deeply involved in the issue, Rhonda Reda and Shawn Bennett. Rhonda Reda... read more 
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