Summer Reading at the Library
The Greenville Public Library's Summer Reading Programs this year will
be outstanding. Our Librarians have a line-up of events the
family will enjoy. Again “Family Fun Day” is every Wednesday
11:00 a.m. starting June 11 and going through to July 30. Meet on the
lawn under the shade trees and bring a blanket or lawn chair!
case of inclement weather the First Congregational...
Meandering for Butterflies
Let’s meander for butterflies! We will grab our nets and walk the
trails of Shawnee Prairie Preserve (4267 State Route 502 West) in
search of butterflies. The hike will be on Monday, June 2nd at 6:30pm
the weather will hopefully bring us a warm and sunny day for
butterflies to be fluttering about in search of nectar. On this hike
you will learn common butterflies of Darke County...
County Center for the
Monday, July 28 - Saturday, August 2, 2014 - Students entering grades
1-12 are invited to audition for this rare opportunity to spread their
wings and explore the wonder of theatre! Auditions: Monday, July 28
from 10 am-Noon at St. Clair Memorial Hall, 215 West 4th Street.
Rehearsals: Monday following auditions, until 2:30 pm. Tues - Sat,
10:00 am - 2:30 pm. (varies by role) Performances: Saturday, Aug. 2nd,
3 and 7 pm...
Academic Reading Program at
The Greenville Public Library will be offering free reading lessons
this summer for children wishing to strengthen their reading skills, or
who need help reaching their academic reading levels. The Academic
Reading Program is a scholarship offering of the Greenville Friends of
the Library. It is also being supported by the Woodland
PTA and members of the community. It is free to students in
Darke County districts. Group sessions...
Cancer Association of Darke
Group to discuss pain management
- The monthly cancer support group will meet at Wayne Health Care in
the Board Room (on the first floor down past the lab) on Thursday
evening, June 5, 2014 at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be served.
topic this month will be on pain control. Those planning on
attending are invited to share information with the group on
interventions which have helped them to deal with different...
| Darke County Parks 2014 Photo
Calling all amateur photographers! Get outside and capture the beauty
of YOUR Darke County Parks! Winning photos submitted to the Park
District Photo Contest will be used to create a 2015 calendar and will
be sold in the Nature Center’s Gift Shop! Basic Rules
Photo must be taken within one of the Park District’s 12 areas, Photo
must be from 2010-2014, Digital Entries Only, 3 entries per month, per
photographer. Photos will be accepted December 1, 2013 through...
GOP Women to Meet
The Darke County Republican Women's Club (DCRWC) will be holding its
regularly scheduled monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. on June 9. Ohio
Supreme Court Justice Sharon Kennedy will be the featured speaker.
Justice Kennedy began her career in the justice system as a police
officer. She was assigned to a rotating, shift-single officer road
patrol unit working to protect and serve the citizens of the City of...
BBBS Announces Daffy Duck Derby
N’ Run 5k!
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby and Darke County is making plans for
the upcoming fundraising event, 2014 Rubber Duck Race. This
will be held on Thursday, June 19th. The Duck launch will be
at 7:30 p.m. at the Geib Pavilion in Tawawa Park. In addition to the
duck race, the agency will also host the eight annual Duck N’ Run/Walk
5k race, which is a part of the Shelby...
Your Pet can be a star
The Darke County Friends of the Shelter will be making 2015 calendars.
Enter your Pet's picture for a chance to become a Star in our 2015
calendar. The monthly pictures will be made up of local pets. Bring a
photo or digital picture to the Darke County Animal Shelter, located
just beyond the Sheriff's Department. All pictures must be submitted by
July 7, 2013. You can also... read
Lunch on the Lawn
Summer would not be complete without Lunch on the Lawn! Again
this year the Greenville Public Library is partnering with Main Street
Greenville to sponsor three lunches in June, July, and August from
11:30 – 1:00 p.m. The public is invited to stop by the
grounds to relax and enjoy the beautiful setting and entertainment. If
you’d like, bring your own lunch or purchase a delicious meal from the
vendor. On Friday June 6th... read
Log House and Blacksmith Shop
Travel back to the 18th century as you explore both the Log House and
the Blacksmith Shop of Shawnee Prairie Preserve (4267 State Route 502
West). Both the Log House and Blacksmith Shop will be open to
explore on Saturday afternoons from 1pm-4pm during the months of May
through September. The sound of hammers and anvil will be
as the smiths prepare new material for the Log House. The Pioneers in
the Log... read
Auction to Offer an Original
In 2013, The Annie Oakley Center Foundation, Greenville, Ohio, was
given an original check signed by Annie Oakley Butler. The check was
donated to the foundation by Annie Oakley’s great grandniece to use as
a fund-raiser for the foundation and The National Annie Oakley Center
at the Garst Museum in Greenville, Ohio. The National Annie
Oakley Center at the Garst Museum holds the world’s largest collection
of Annie Oakley... read
Disney World favorites Mickey
Donald Duck donate to Annie's Star Spangled Gala
- Event to be held June 14 - Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck, Disney
World, have donated eight, one day hopper passes to Annie's Star
Spangled Gala to be held on June 14 at the Garst Museum. To attend the
Gala, call the Garst Museum at 937-548-5250 to make reservations. Doors
open at 6:30 p.m. There will be a silent auction, raffles, live auction
and refreshments... read
and Walk with Us!!
Cancer Association of Darke County is walking in conjunction with
National Cancer Survivor’s Day! Join us at Chenoweth Trails, 440
Greenville Nashville Road, Greenville, Ohio June 8, 2014 - Sunday
evening. Registration starts at 5:30 pm and the event lasts from 6:00
pm – 9:00 pm. Hamburgers, brats, chips and desserts will be served for
a donation. LIVE MUSIC! Registration forms are available at the CADC
office at 1111 Sweitzer St... read
| Take your soccer game to a higher
Do you love the beautiful game of soccer and want to take your game to
the next level? Darke County Soccer has combined with Summit Soccer
Academy to create teams that will train and compete at a higher level.
Darke County Soccer tryouts are June 2-3, 6-7:30. Try outs for DC
Summit teams will have tryouts June 8, 3-4:30. Players that try out for
DCSA will also have the opportunity to try out for a DC Summit team.
Any questions contact Mark Coppess at 937-901-9642 or firstname.lastname@example.org
| Ag Breakfast Meeting
Ag. Breakfast Meeting, Thursday, June 5, 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 July 3, 2014. Sam Custer, Extension Educator,
& Natural Resources
Natural Play Zone OPEN at Shawnee
The Darke County Park District would like to extend a HUGE thank you to
the Ami McClurkin Community Fund and the Kremer Family Farms Fund, both
administered by the HOPE Foundation of Darke County. Through
generosity of these foundations, The Darke County Park District was
able to open the Natural Play Zone at Shawnee Prairie Preserve (4267
State Route 502 West). The...
Annual Annie Oakley Golf Tourney set for July 21, 2014
Preparations for the 33rd Annual Annie Oakley Golf Tournament are
underway! Last year 116 golfers signed up for the 18-hole
which benefited the Cancer Association of Darke County.
members for the tournament are Matt & Angie Arnold, Kent
James, John & Diane Swallow, Ray & Bettye Laughlin, Ed
Kay Curry, Larry Ullery and Christine Lynn. Last year’s tournament was
very successful and the event...
| Darke County June blood drives
DARKE COUNTY, Ohio – June is filled with opportunities to donate blood
in Darke County. Donors are encouraged to schedule an
at www.DonorTime.com. Local contact is Dana Puterbaugh, Darke
County Account Representative 937-997-2199 or
email@example.com - Ice Cream
Drive, Donors will enjoy Ice Cream Sandwiches, Ice Cream Bars, or Fudge
A Few Seats Still Available for
Trip to DC
Sidney, OH – May 19, 2014 – Jody Prater, chair woman of the Shelby
County (OH) Veterans to Washington, DC Committee has announced that a
few seats are still available for their tenth trip for Shelby County
Veterans next September 19-21 to see their memorials on the Washington,
DC mall. Like the organization’s previous nine trips
2009, the trip is free for Veterans. Caregivers and
will be required to pay $250 to cover their expenses...
Friends of the Library used book
Don’t miss the Friends of the Library Annual Used Book Sale!
4000 books will be available at PAWS Bingo Hall on Martin Street across
from the Dairy Queen, on Friday, May 30, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on
Saturday, May 31, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. DVDs, CDs and videos
also be available. Larger books are just $0.50 and paperbacks only
$0.25 but the best news is that on...
| Bradford Ohio Railroad Festival
The Bradford Ohio Railroad Museum will be holding its 2014 Railroad
Festival to celebrate 130 years of railroad heritage June 21, 2014.
This one day event will be feature the BF Tower located at 501 E Main
Street. The BF Tower was the only surviving structure from the rail
operation at Bradford. It was the last manned position from the rail
operation. The BF Tower was restored and dedicated in 2008 at the
Railroad Festival. The Festival will also highlight the main exhibit
hall at 200 N... read
| National Cancer Survivors Day® To
Sunday, June 8th
Greenville, OH – National Cancer Survivors Day® is Sunday, June 8,
2014. This unique celebration will mark the 27th annual National Cancer
Survivors Day. Thousands of people in hundreds of communities across
the U.S. and abroad will hold celebrations on this day to honor cancer
survivors and to show that there is life after a cancer diagnosis – and
it’s something to celebrate. The Cancer Association of Darke County is
hosting a Memorial Walk/Cookout; June...
to donors is Memorial Day Tribute
DAYTON, Ohio – Community Blood Center (CBC) is thanking donors for
supporting blood drives during the Memorial Day holiday period 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.
The “Honor. Duty. Donor. – Find the Hero in You” t-shirt arrives in
May, the month when the country celebrates Memorial Day to remember all
those who died while serving in the armed forces. The... read
| Versailles Health Care Center is
an Alarming Trend
The Increasing Number of Athlete Knee Injuries - The Rehab Clinic at
Versailles Health Care Center is a Certified Clinical Site for
Cincinnati SportsMedicine and Orthopaedic Center’s, nationally
acclaimed Sportsmetrics™ program. This 6-week program was
designed to help athletes refine neuromuscular control of the lower
limbs and is available at Versailles Health Care Center. This
specialty camp starts June 9th and runs until July
The camp will be from 7-8 am... read
2014 Stillwater Educational Canoe
Come out and enjoy a day on the scenic Stillwater River on June 6,
2014. The Darke and Miami Soil and Water Conservation
along with the Stillwater Watershed Project and the Park Districts of
Darke and Miami Counties, are teaming up to provide an educational and
fun trip covering a little over three miles on one of Ohio’s most
scenic rivers, the Stillwater. Over the course of the...
Friends of the Library’s Book Sale
The Friends of the Greenville Public Library are hosting their annual
used book sale on Friday May 30th from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m and on
Saturday May 31st from 9:00a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The location is
Bingo at 848 Martin Street across from the Dairy Queen. Prices again
are outstanding: Paperbacks 25 cents; Softcovers & Hardbacks 50
cents; DVDs & CDs $1.00, Collectibles, a donation. On Saturday,
$2.00 you can take as much as...
Sponsors Donate To DCCA’s A Taste
& Jazz XXVII
Darke County Center for the Arts has received sponsorship donations for
the upcoming of A Taste of Wine & Jazz XXV from Kent and
Myers, Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, and Cox Insurance Agency.
ever-popular Deron Bell and the Jazz For You Band will return to lead
the party with their unique mixture of jazz and dance party
music. Sponsor donations help cover the cost of the
entertainment. Honored to receive the support...
| Memorial Day closing
Community Action Partnership of Greater Dayton/Darke County will be
closed Monday, May 26, 2014, in honor of Memorial Day. This includes
the Metropolitan Housing Authority. Regular hours will resume Tuesday,
Prints and pottery on display at
During the month of June, “Art at the Mill” will feature inviting clay
vessels produced by Xenia artist Geno Luketic paired with Kathryn
Pitstick's nature prints. The exhibit at historic Bear's Mill opens on
Friday, May 30 with a reception featuring hors d'oeuvres and drinks
from 6 p.m. till 9 p.m.; the artists will speak briefly about their
creations, methods, and inspiration at 7 p.m. “Kathryn uses many...
| New Madison Tri-Village Alumni
The New Madison Tri-Village Alumni Committee wishes to invite all New
Madison and Tri-Village graduates for an evening of reminiscing and
renewing old friendships at the annual alumni banquet to be held at
Tri-Village High School May 17, 2014. This year’s honored classes
are: 75 year Class of 1939, 50 year Class of 1964 and the 25
Class of 1989. Special recognition will be given to the graduating
Class of 2014. The meal will be catered by Tri-Village graduates Tanya
and Chris Clark... read
Find the hero in you blood drive
Patriotic gift to donors is Memorial Day tribute - DAYTON, Ohio –
Community Blood Center (CBC) is thanking donors for supporting blood
drives during the Memorial Day holiday period 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. The “Honor.
Duty. Donor. – Find the Hero in You...
| Freezing, Canning Workshop Set
for June 9
and 16, 2014
Diane Barga, OSU Extension, Darke County - Gardeners and other lovers
of fresh produce are often interested in extending the season’s bounty
by learning more about home-preserving fruits and vegetables.
they can, by attending a free “Food Preservation Workshop,” presented
by Ohio State University Extension, Darke County, at 603 Wagner Avenue,
Greenville. There will be two sessions to the workshop: June 9 –
Pressure Canning; June 16 – Freezing Fruits and Vegetables. Each...
Student tickets now available for
GREENVILLE, OH – The 2014 Greenville High School Choir-O-Rama “Let's
Get Loud!” will be held at St. Clair Memorial Hall 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. Reduced priced tickets are now available for all students at
Greenville High School, as well as Greenville Junior High School.
Presale tickets for students are $4, and $5 at the door. All students
must show... read
Taste of the Arts… Piqua
presents Parrots of the Caribbean
Friday, May 16th from 5-9pm come experience a FREE Celebration of Fun,
Food, Art, Entertainment, & Music, in the Upper Miami
Huge Food Selection of taster-size Mouth-Watering Cuisine, just $1-4;
Beer & Wine Tasting; Farmers’ Market & Artisans’ Alley;
Storefront Demonstrations; Kids’ Zone; & a Variety of Live
including the Fans-Favorite, the PARROTS OF THE CARIBBEAN, the #1 Jimmy
Buffett Tribute Act! So don...
| Free eBook Class at Library
The Greenville Public Library is offering a free ebook class for all
devices on Tuesday May 20th from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Sign-up is
either the Circ or Reference Desk or call 548-3915 and ask for
Stephanie. Participants will need: - Your device.
Your Library card (with a PIN set up on your account). -
and password (for an Adobe ID). This is a great opportunity...
DCSA to support Roatan
Darke County Soccer Association would like to support “Reach out to
Roatan.” This is a mission trip that is sharing the game of
soccer to Roatan, Honduras in June. This mission group plans
building 24 soccer goals and distributing soccer cleats, shin guards
and socks to as many children that they can. DCSA is asking for your
old soccer cleats and shin guards that we can donate to this group...
Darke County Harness Horsemens
Sunday, May 18, 2014, 11:00am – 12:30pm, Darke County Fairgrounds at
the south end of race track before the Spring Matinee. Tickets are
$7.50. Dinner Includes: 1⁄2 Chicken, Roll, Applesauce, and Chips.
Presale tickents only. On Sale Thru May 10th. Spring Matinee...
DCSA soccer tryouts will take place at 6 p.m. June 2 and 3 and the
Darke County Fairgrounds. All players looking to play for DCSA Select
Soccer teams for the Fall 2014 – Spring 2015 seasons need to
tryout. Players need to attend one of the tryout
Players can come to both dates if they wish. Tryouts will be
minutes each night. Players should wear game
be ready to play... read
The Monarch Butterfly is the most recognized butterfly in North America
and it needs our help. Monarch migration is one of the world’s greatest
natural wonders, yet it is threatened by habitat loss in North America.
This program will occur on Saturday, May 10th at 1:00pm at Shawnee
Prairie Preserve. We will cover current trends in
population and discuss how you can join the effort to...
Hike to Health
Are you suffering from cabin fever? Are you ready to get
Join a Darke County Parks’ Naturalist for our Hike to Health
Series. This series is designed to get you outdoors and get
blood pumping. After being cooped up all winter, spring is
perfect time to get outside and become more active. May’s
will be on Thursday, May 8th at 6:00pm at Eidson Woods
Wear hiking shoes and bring water. Dogs get cabin fever...
County Center for the
Bell and band return
for Taste of Wine & Jazz
Deron Bell and the Jazz For You Band returns to the Montage Cafe on
Friday, May 16 as the featured entertainment of Darke County Center for
the Arts fundraiser “A Taste of Wine and Jazz XXVII”. Deron
and the Jazz For You band, a group which has earned a large local
following returns by popular demand after selling out their last event
in Greenville. “Deron Bell can do it all; he sings, plays a
variety of instruments, and covers a broad...
| MVCTC Offers Several Summer Camps
Students and Teachers!
Clayton, Ohio – The Miami Valley Career Technology Center (MVCTC) has
many exciting summer opportunities for students and teachers this year.
For full details on all offerings, please visit
www.mvctc.com/career_camp. Student Career Camp- June 9-13, 2014, 9 -
11:30 a.m. each day. Student Career Camp is for students entering the
8th, 9th, and 10th grades from MVCTC’s partner school districts. The
purpose of the one-week career camp is to give students a hands-on
| Freezing, Canning Workshop
Gardeners and other lovers of fresh produce are often interested in
extending the season’s bounty by learning more about home-preserving
fruits and vegetables. Now they can, by attending a free
Preservation Workshop” presented by Ohio State University Extension,
Darke County, at 603 Wagner Avenue, Greenville. There will be three
sessions to the workshop. May 7 – Water Bath Canning - May 14 –
Freezing Fruits and Vegetables - May 21 – Pressure Canning. Each...
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