GHS Choir-O-Rama Tickets On Sale
Thursday, April 24
GREENVILLE, OH - On Thursday, April 24, reserved tickets for the 2014
Greenville High School Choir-O-Rama “Let's Get Loud!” go on sale from
6:30 - 8:00 p.m. at Memorial Hall. The ticket price is $7.00 for
presale and $8.00 at the door. Choir-O-Rama will be held on Friday, May
16 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, May 17 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, May 18 at
2:00 p.m. After the...
DCCA presents "A Taste of Wine
and Jazz XXVII"
Darke County Center for the Arts will present “A Taste of Wine and Jazz
XXVII” on Friday, May 16 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. “We're
inviting everyone to join in this celebration of spring, music, food,
and wine. You'll see old friends and make new...
Parks take part in Historic
Darke County Park District is taking part in the celebration of
Historic Preservation Month (May 2014) in partnership with Main Street
Greenville. Along with many other activities in the month of
the Park District will have a special open house on Saturday, May 3 at
their three historic reproduction buildings, The Anthony Wayne Peace
Council House at Prairie Ridge Meadow Park on Wilson Drive in
Greenville and the Log House and...
Lowell Thomas House Open House
In honor of National Historic Preservation Month, the Lowell Thomas
House, which has been preserved at the Garst Museum, will be open for
tours from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm on May 3 and May 24. Enter the museum
through the glass doors next to the parking lot. Admission to the house
is free, but regular admission to tour the museum will apply. May is
National Preservation Month. The Darke County Historical Society (the
| Ag. Breakfast Meeting
Ag. Breakfast Meeting, Thursday, May 1, 2014, 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.) For your calendar: the following month’s meeting
will be June 5, 2014. Sam Custer, Extension Educator, Agriculture
| Midmark High School and College
Midmark will be hosting a Student Open House for High School and
College students on May 6th at their Versailles location. The open
house will be geared towards students pursuing a career in Engineering
or Information Technology. Click the attachment to get more
information about the event. Please RSVP here by April 30.
| Greenville Athletic Boosters
Deadline is May 16
Seniors attending Greenville High School, please notice the opportunity
to submit your scholarship application is quickly approaching. 5
Scholarship Opportunities will be awarded. Deadline – May 16, 2014 -
Amount of Award - $500 - The successful applicants will be a graduating
senior at Greenville High School with a 2.5 or greater cumulative grade
point average after seven semesters. You must have at least one varsity
letter during the eligibility period in any sport. (This
Ami McClurkin sponsors TSO "The
Verd and Gini Stuckey have donated funds in the name of their daughter,
Ami McClurkin, sponsoring the Saturday, May 3 “The Music of Mozart”
performance by the Toledo Symphony Orchestra. Darke County
for the Arts presents an orchestral performance annually as part of its
Artists Series. DCCA Executive Director Andrea Jordan stated,
“DCCA counts itself very fortunate to...
“Find the Hero in You” Darke
DAYTON & DARKE COUNTY, Ohio – America relies on a strong blood
supply and Community Blood Center (CBC) is honoring volunteer blood
donors as patriots with the “Honor. Duty. Donor. Find the Hero in You”
American flag t-shirt. Donors are encouraged to schedule an
appointment at www.DonorTime.com. Locally you can contact
Puterbaugh-CBC Darke County Account Representative at...
| Friends of the Library Used Book
The really BIG Used Book Sale is coming to Darke County soon!
Friends of the Greenville Public Library is having its annual sale on
Friday and Saturday, May 30 and 31, at PAWS Bingo Hall, 848 Martin
Street, Greenville, across from the Dairy Queen. Friday’s sale is from
9 a.m. to 8 p.m. with the same low prices as always: 50 cents for
hardbacks and trade paperbacks, 25 cents for paperbacks and $1 for DVDs
or CDs. Items that are possibly collectable, valuable or rare
will be by donation. On... read
The Darke County Friends of the Shelter will sponsor a Garage Sale on
Thursday, May 1st (9:00am – 5:00pm), Friday, May
(9:00am – 5:00pm), and Saturday, 3rd (9:00am to 1:00pm) at 6026
Arcanum-Bearsmill Road Greenville (1 mile South of the Mill, look for
Freddie and the Animal Shelter banner). All proceeds will be used to
maintain the Dog Park “Scentral Park”, South of the Animal Shelter on
County Home Road, Greenville... read
| Photo Workshop at Library
Members of the Darke County Photography Club will teach a photography
workshop on May 3rd from noon to 2:00 p.m. at the Greenville Public
Library. Jeannie Grosch invites everyone to attend this free
class and learn such skills as: basic camera use; what the dials mean
and how to change settings; little things to make a better picture;
composition, lighting, and depth of field - all in simple laymans‘s
terms. She asks participants to bring their own cameras, a
drive, and a few of... read
Historic Tour at Library
Mainstreet Greenville‘s schedule for Historic Preservation Month is
impressive. The month of May is designated as such and Darke
County abounds with interesting, beautiful, and significant historic
places worthy of preservation and discovery. Pick up a
with the schedule and participate! The Greenville Public
is playing its part by hosting its own historic tour on “First Friday...
Dr. Paul Jones to speak at Cancer
Group May 1
The Cancer Association of Darke County will hold their monthly support
group meeting on Thursday, May 1 at 7 p.m. at Wayne Health
on the first floor in the Board Room down past the lab area.
Jones will be speaking about “FACT OR FICTION ~~ PETS AND PET
CARE.” Come and test your knowledge. Dr. Jones is a
graduate of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine...
Drugs event to be held at GHS
GREENVILLE – “Drugs: Shatter the Myth, Save a Life” will be held May 6
from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Greenville High School Gymnasium. Joe
VanVickle, Darke County Coroner’s Office, and members of the Darke
County Narcotics Unit will be talking about how drugs impact adults and
children in the county. Parents and their children, grades 3-12, are
requested to attend together so they will...
Art at the Mill features unique
The work of Cedarville, Ohio glass blower Jim DeLange and unique
digital photographs produced by a method artist Doug McLarty calls
“scanography” will be displayed at historic Bear's Mill during the
month of May. The show opens Friday, April 25; however, the artists'
reception will not occur until one week later on Friday, May 2 from 6
p.m. till 9 p.m. Appetizers and drinks will be served; the artists will
speak briefly about their creations, methods...
Darke County Parks’ Native Plant
The Darke County Parks Native Plant sale is back! The plant
will be Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 10am-4pm during *Nature Day* at
Shawnee Prairie Preserve. Butterfly gardening is the focus of
plants available this year; milkweeds, coneflower, bergamot and much
more! Please consider planting milkweed to help provide
for the struggling monarch population. For more...
Dear Rail Fans and Vendors,
The Bradford Ohio Railroad Museum is opening the 2014 RR Festival June
21, 2014. I hope you will put the Festival in your plans. Please print
out the brochure for your records and plan to attend. The museum just
completed the basement renovation for the children's learning center.
Proceeds from the RR Festival are used for the operation of the museum.
There will be some entertainment provided...
Free Concert - Chris Rowlands
Darke County Parks would like to invite you to join us for a FREE
concert at our outdoor amphitheater. We will welcome Chris
Rowlands, a nationally acclaimed environmental educator and
entertainer. The concert will be at Shawnee Prairie Preserve (4267
State Route 502 West) on Saturday, April 26th at 12:00pm.
uses musical instruments, puppets, comedy and song to teach children
and adults about natural history. This...
| Canner Gauge Testing Time,
Diane Barga, OSU Extension, Darke County
Planning to do some canning this year to take advantage of your garden
produce? That means it's time to get your home canning
in working order. OSU Extension, Darke County, will check
type pressure canner gauges beginning on May 1, 2014, and continue
through September 30, 2014. There is a $5.00 charge for each gauge
tested. You will need to bring your dial gauge into our
and we will test it, or call you to pick it up after it has been
tested. In addition, you will receive...
| Mad Dash for Missions deadline
The First Church of God of Ansonia will be hosting the 4th Annual Mad
Dash for Missions 5K Run/Walk to raise funds for local and global
missions. This event will be held on Saturday, May 10 with
registration opening at 8am and the race starting at 9am.
year we were able to raise nearly $8,000 with 200 total
The use of these funds included roofing homes, providing community
activities, supplying salt for winter months, and supplementing gas
costs in the Darke County area...
| Darke SWCD Scholarship Deadline
GREENVILLE – The board of supervisors for the Darke Soil and Water
Conservation District (SWCD) is pleased to offer two $500 scholarships
for graduating seniors pursuing a degree in an agricultural or natural
resources related field. Applications may be obtained at your
high school guidance office or at the Darke SWCD office, located at
1117 South Towne Court, Greenville. The deadline to complete
application is April 25, 2014; all necessary materials must be received
in the Darke... read
Nature Day at Shawnee Prairie
What better time to celebrate nature than Earth Day weekend? This year
we have so much packed into Nature Day; we’ve extended the
Nature Day will be Saturday, April 26 from 10:00am-3:00pm at Shawnee
Prairie Preserve (4267 State Route 502 West). The Park will
flurry of FREE activities , LIVE animals and information from beginning
to end. Stations will be scattered throughout...
Poetry on Authors Night
The grand finale of the Friends of the Library’s Authors Nights on
Friday April 25th will feature the beloved Greenville Poets! The season
would not be complete until the poets entertained, moved, inspired, and
delighted us with their beautiful literary works. As always
they’ll have a special program cooked up. The Greenville Poets formed
in 1985 with Miriam Vermilya, Myrna Stone, and Belinda Rismiller. Today
their members are left to right, David...
Celebrate Spring at Historic
The Friends of Bear’s Mill will be hosting their annual Spring Open
House on Saturday, April 26 and Sunday, April 27 from 11:00 a.m. to
5:00 p.m. The Mill Store will be offering food tastings of
gourmet products and special grab bag discounts storewide.
the Mill store for gift ideas for Mother’s Day with a wide selection of
gourmet food, home décor, kitchen gadgets and women’s jewelry and
accessories. In the Mill Gallery enjoy...
Earth Day Lunch Hike
Join a Naturalist on Earth Day for a lunch time hike! Earth
is Tuesday, April 22nd and we will hike Alice Bish Park (on Ohio
Street) at 12:00pm. Take a break from your desk and join
us. After the long winter we’ve had, we deserve to get
and enjoy spring. On this hike we will see what is blooming
listen to the birds singing. Bring binoculars if you have
them. For more information, visit our website at...
| CBC thanks donors, celebrates
DAYTON, Ohio – The “Take Me Out to the Blood Drive – Lifesaver League”
t-shirt is free to everyone who registers to donate. Donors
encouraged to schedule an appointment at www.DonorTime.com.
Locally you can contact Dana Puterbaugh-CBC Darke County Account
Representative at 937-997-2199 or firstname.lastname@example.org. CBC is
celebrating spring and the return of baseball season by offering the
“Take Me Out to the Blood Drive” t-shirt as a donor gift to everyone
who registers to... read
STEM Competition deadline
Boehner Reminds 8th District High School Students of April 30th STEM
Competition Deadline - WASHINGTON, DC – In this video message,
Congressman John Boehner (R-West Chester) today reminded 8th
Congressional District high school students to participate in the first
annual Congressional Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)
Academic Competition, the “House App...
Jolly Hot Tamales hosting
DARKE COUNTY-Team Jolly Hot Tamales is hosting a Zumbathon® Charity
Event on Friday, May 9th from 6:00 - 8:00 pm at the Versailles YMCA,
10242 Versailles Southeastern Rd. This event benefits all of Darke
County with all the proceeds going to the Darke County Relay for
Life. The event will be led by the Greenville and Versailles
Zumba® instructors, but membership at the YMCA is not necessary.
Advanced registration... read
| Euchre Tournament to Benefit
Relay for Life
The Jolly Hot Tamales Relay for Life Team will be having a euchre
tournament on April 26th. It will be held at Oakland Church
the Brethren located at 8058 Horatio Harris Creek Road, just 2 ˝ miles
north of Gettysburg. The tournament will begin at 7:00pm and end at
9:00pm. For your donation you will have a fun evening of playing euchre
with snacks and door prizes included. Please come out and
those battling cancer. Any questions please contact Betty
| Dementia Education Series
Brookdale and the Alzheimer’s Association Team Up for Dementia
Education Series - Public and media invited to attend four-week series.
A four-week education series designed to help people who care for loved
ones with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Topics for the weekly two
hour class include: Information about Alzheimer’s disease and other
dementias including diagnosis, treatment and stages; The importance of
families planning and preparing for legal and financial issues; Tips...
Computer Class on “Pinterest”
The Greenville Public Library’s Stephanie St.Myers is teaching a free
computer class called “Getting Started with Pinterest” on Tuesday April
22nd from 1:00 to 3:00 in the second floor computer room. Stephanie
explains “Pinterest is a visual discovery tool that people use to
collect ideas for their different projects and interests.“ To
sign up, contact the Circulation or Reference Desks or call and ask for...
Red Cross offers Wilderness and
First Aid training
Darke County, OH — If you’re at work or home and a first aid
crisis arises, with the assistance of 911 operators and emergency
medical services, you are literally only minutes away from
But what do you do if you are twenty minutes or twenty hours away from
help, off of the beaten path or in an area were cell phone coverage is
spotty or not available? How are you prepared to respond to
emergency? The American Red Cross Darke County...
EZ ID event coming to county
Moose Lodge, By Bob Robinson
GREENVILLE – “In the old system black and white photos were used. Ink
fingerprints were often smeared… information sometimes hard to read,”
said Ed Floyd, Greenville Moose Lodge volunteer. No longer. Technology
now allows parents and caretakers to obtain a CD with a high quality
color photo, a physical description (including distinguishing
features), digital fingerprints and a list of scars...
Bill Booker at Library
Local historian Bill Booker’s next lecture at the Greenville Public
Library is Tuesday April 15th at 2:00 p.m. in the Reference
Bill will be doing Part II of "Greenville's History at
Bits & Pieces Revealed Part I." Come to hear more
"little known, less publicized, interesting this & that of
Greenville history, the things that oiled the wheels." Bill’s
lectures are always... read
Community Blood Center… Take
me out to the blood drive
DAYTON & DARKE COUNTY, Ohio – It’s time to play ball and
Blood Center (CBC) is celebrating baseball season with the “Take Me Out
to the Blood Drive – Lifesaver League” t-shirt. It’s free to
everyone who registers to donate at the following Darke County blood
drives. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment at
By Rail deadline approaching
The deadline for reservations for the Dining By Rail is fast
approaching. The fund raising Dinner and silent auction is being held
at the Turtle Creek Golf Club located west of Bradford at 6545 US 36. A
paid reservation is required to attend. Reservation forms are available
through the website at www.bradfordrrmuseum.org or by calling Marilyn
Kosier the Chair person at 740-215-4229. Reservation forms will be
available at the museum April 5 10 am - 1 pm and April 6 1
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