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Free Showing of “War Room” Movie
EUM Church will be having a free movie night on Sunday, May 22 at 6:30 pm at the Worship Center, 1451 Sater Street in Greenville, Ohio. From the creators of Fireproof and Courageous comes War Room, a compelling drama with humor and heart that explores the power that prayer has in every area of life. In Matthew 6:6 Jesus says, “But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father... read more
Darke County Parks… Frog Bog Jog with DCP
Bring those boots! On May 5th at 6:30pm meet a naturalist at Shawnee Prairie Preserve, just west of Greenville on State Route 502, to venture out in the park’s van to local frog hotspots. The chorus of spring peepers, western chorus frogs, and American toads can be deafening. As the group meanders the countryside, they’ll stop and identify what they hear. Several opportunities... read more
DCCA’S Toledo Symphony Orchestra to perform Rodgers and Hammerstein
Darke County Center for the Arts will close their current Artists Series season on Saturday, May 14, with a performance by Toledo Symphony Orchestra at Henry St. Clair Memorial Hall in Greenville. Guest vocalists will also appear, singing music from the golden age of classic Broadway musicals by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II... read more
Friends of the Shelter… Garage Sale on May 6 & 7
The Darke County Friends of the Shelter will sponsor a Garage Sale on Thursday, May 5th   (9:00am – 5:00pm), Friday, May 6th  (9:00am – 5:00pm), and Saturday, May 7th  (9:00am to noon) at 6026 Arcanum-Bearsmill Road Greenville (1 mile South of the Mill, look for Freddie and the Animal Shelter banner). Some of the items are... read more
Darke County March for Babies
Supporters of the March of Dimes; March for Babies Chair – Kristina Knapp,Marketing Director, Dave Knapp Ford Lincoln; our Ambassador Family, Michelle, Jeramie and their son Gabriel (Gabe); Family and Corporate teams; Sponsors; Volunteers and local March of Dimes leadership… All will kick off the 2016 Darke County March for Babies at 9 a.m. on April 30. March for Babies is the solution to the problem of premature... read more
GCSD Woodland Primary… Kindergarten Registration Day added on May 4
Greenville City Schools will be holding an additional kindergarten registration on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 from8:00 A.M.  - 4:00 P.M. at Memorial Hall.  Memorial Hall is located at 215 W. Fourth Street between the Library and the Jr. High School. Children must be five years of age on or before August 1, 2016.  Please bring official birth certificate... read more
Ag. Breakfast Meeting
Ag. Breakfast Meeting, Thursday, May 5, 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 2, 2016. Sam Custer, Extension Educator, Agriculture & Natural Resources
“Art at the Mill” exhibit celebrates local people
Works of art by Dayton native John Landsiedel will be “On and Off the Wall” at historic Bear's Mill's Clark Gallery from May 13 through June 26. Landsiedel calls himself a “chameleon artist” whose work changes to fit his mood as well as his exhibit site; this show featuring both two- and three-dimensional pieces featuring a local Darke County emphasis will open with an informal reception on Friday, May 13. Sweet and savory finger food... read more
Captivating Civilian Impressions at Civil War Encampment
The Ohio Valley Civil War Association not only brings top notch military presentations, but also incorporates the fascinating civilian side as well. Visit them on Saturday April 30th and Sunday May 1st at Shawnee Prairie Preserve on State Route 502 west of Greenville and step back in time. While many able bodied young men enlisted to fight on both sides of the War Between the States... read more
Edison State Community College… Edison Hosts Annual Leadership Conference
Edison State Community College’s 13th annual Mosaic of Community Leadership conference will feature speaker Jerold Panas on Wednesday, May 18, from 8:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m. in the Robinson Theater of the Piqua campus. The annual conference brings together executive directors, board members, staff, and volunteers to explore in–depth topics related to not-for-profit management. The one–day... read more
Main Street Greenville… Explore Historic Upper Floors During First Friday in May
Have you ever wondered what is on the upper floors of our historic downtown buildings? If so, you will want to be part of Main Street Greenville’s First Friday Upper Floor Tour on Friday, May 6th to see and discover these hidden locations! This amazing tour will take place from 6-9 pm and will include 4 upper floor locations and... read more
Naturally Fit Series with DCP
Darke County Parks is beginning a new series of fitness programs called Naturally Fit occurring the fourth Monday of every month. Everyone wants to lead healthier lives and spend more time outdoors. However, workout machines aren’t always environmentally friendly, and gyms aren’t very exciting. Besides, sometimes life just gets in... read more
Versailles Poultry Days… 32nd Annual Little Miss Poultry Days Contest
The Little Miss Poultry Days Contest will be held on Friday, June 10th at 6:30 PM, in the old High School Gymnasium. Participant requirements are as follows: Eligibility: Between the ages of 4-6 as of the 10th of June 2016.  Contestants on Court in the previous year’s contest will not be eligible to participate. Entry: Entries selected on a first... read more
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 equipment in working order.  OSU Extension, Darke County, will check dial type pressure canner gauges beginning on May 2, 2016, and continue through September 30, 2016. There is a $5.00 charge for each gauge tested.  You will need to bring your dial gauge into our office and we will test... read more
Darke County Parks… Volunteers needed for Friday, April 29
We are in need of volunteers to "shepherd" groups through the Civil War Encampment on Friday, April 29. 2 volunteers are needed from 8:45am - 11:00am and1 volunteer is needed from 11:45am - 2:00pm. Contact Kathi at or 937-548-0165 to sign up or with questions! The Ohio Valley Civil War... read more
Area IV Envirothon in Darke County on April 26, 2016
GREENVILLE – The 2016 Area IV Envirothon competition is being co-hosted by Darke Soil and Water Conservation District and Miami Soil and Water Conservation District. The event is scheduled to take place on April 26, 2016 at Chenoweth Trails in Western Darke County.  Approximately 95 high school teams will be competing from 18 counties... read more
Free VHCC joint replacement class
Versailles Health Care Center would like to invite anyone considering joint replacement surgery to a FREE Total Joint Replacement Class.  The class will take place on Monday, April 25, 2016 at 6 pm in The Rehab Clinic at Versailles Health Care Center. Dr. Chad Weber, Orthopedic Surgeon and Rehab Medical Director, along with Versailles Health Care Center Therapists, will provide information about the joint replacement journey. Information... read more
2016 is the 53rd Anniversary of the Annie Oakley Festival
Calling all past Miss Annie Oakley shooting contest winners and all of those who have participated in the shooting competition throughout the years.  The festival committee would like to have a fantastic year and see the many of the past Miss Annie Oakleys once again. They are welcome to participate in the festival all three days, even in their costume if possible. Past winners... read more
Edison State Community College… Edison Celebrates National Autism Awareness Month
The Diversity Committee at Edison State Community College invites the community to attend two special presentations for National Autism Awareness Month. The events will feature guest speakers from the Miami Valley Autism Coaching Team and Jason’s Connection. The first presentation will be put on by the Miami Valley Autism Coaching Team (ACT), and includes... read more
Hometown History: Gathering at Garst Will Feature Talented Student Artists Grades 4-8
The attached brochure contains all the pertinent information regarding theme, rules, and deadlines, but here's a summary: open to all students in Darke County - 4th thru 8th grade; create an original collage using the theme "Hometown History"; no larger than 12" x 16"; submit completed work to Garst Museum by July 15, 2016 pieces must include a title, name, age, grade... read more
Versailles Poultry Days… Poultry Days parades registration is open
Registration is open for Versailles Poultry Days’ Grand Parade and the Antique Car and Tractor Parades.  To register for two of the largest parades in the area, go to Activities at  We expect over 125 units again this year for the Grand Parade which will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday... read more
Join CAP for “Picnic in the Park”
National Community Action Month in May was created by the Community Action Partnership to reinforce Community Action Agencies' role helping low-income families achieve economic stability.  During National Community Action Month, Community Action Agencies truly make the Promise of Community Action—to help people and change lives—come alive by hosting events that help put a "face" on the families... read more
Edison State to Participate in Poetry Reading Event
This April marks the 20th anniversary of National Poetry Month and Edison State Community College will be celebrating by participating in the nation-wide poetry-reading event, “Poem in Your Pocket Day.” Edison State English Department Professors Dr. Vivian Blevins and William Loudermilk will both hold poetry-reading events. The community as well as Edison State students and staff members are invited to participate... read more
Darke County Parks… First Class Military Presentations at Civil War Encampment
When the Ohio Valley Civil War Association visits Shawnee Prairie Preserve April 30th and May 1st, they will bring some of the best military living history presentations in the country. Daily demonstrations at 11am, 1pm, and 3pm will include the 35th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Co. G, 66th Illinois Co. G also known as Birge's Western Sharpshooters... read more
Cancer Association of Darke County… Annual Monte Carlo Fundraiser scheduled
Mark your calendars now for an evening of fun, food, games and door prizes! The Cancer Association of Darke County will hold their annual fundraiser “Monte Carlo Night” on FRIDAY evening, May 13 from 6-10:00 p.m.  It will be held at the VFW at 219 N. Ohio Street in Greenville. There will be lots of games, door prizes, food and raffles. You won’t want to miss this event!  The cost is only $10 and all proceeds will go to the local cancer association... read more
Darke County Visitors Bureau… Take a "spirited" journey along the Darke County Whiskey, Wine, & Ale Trail! -- As warmer weather slowly moves into Ohio and winter breaks into spring & summer, there isn't a better time to experience the Darke County Whiskey, Wine, & Ale Trail! Six different locations featuring delicious wines, incredible craft beers, and historic whiskey.  Locations are The Winery at Versailles, Versailles; Kennedy Vineyard, New Madison; Moeller Brew Barn, Maria Stein... read more
Darke County Parks’ Native Plant Sale
The Darke County Parks Native Plant sale is back! The plant sale will be Saturday, April 23, 2016 from 10am-3pm during Nature Day at Shawnee Prairie Preserve. Pollinator plants are the focus of the plants available this year. Offerings include milkweeds, aster, bergamot, blazing star, and much more! Please consider planting milkweed to help provide habitat for the fragile monarch population... read more
Coffee with the Commissioner
This Saturday, April 16th, Commissioner Stegall will have a “Coffee with the Commissioner” at the Back in Time Café, 1249 Sweitzer Street in Greenville. The coffee will take place from 8:00 a.m. until 10.00 a.m. Come on out, enjoy a cup of coffee, and discuss county issues. This is your chance to let your local officials know what you want in Darke County.  Remember, this Saturday, April 16th, at the Back in Time Café, located at 1249 Sweitzer St. in Greenville. Hope to see you there!
Greenville Public Library… Days of Heaven at Film Series 
In April Greenville Public Library's “Third Floor Film Series” will be a screening Days of Heaven. This 1978 film by visionary director Terrence Malick is one of the most visually beautiful movies ever filmed and helped to usher in a new style of cinematic storytelling. Set in 1916, Days of Heaven follows the circumstances of three... read more
DCCA… Second National Bank Sponsors The Texas Tenors
Darke county Center for the Arts recognizes Second National Bank as an Impresario sponsor of the 2015-2016 “VOICES” season. “Second National Bank’s sponsorship provides a variety of opportunities for all members of the community to learn and grow through participating in the arts,“ stated Andrea Jordan, DCCA Executive Director.  “DCCA... read more
Full Grass Moon Hike with DCP
Join Darke County Parks for their spring hiking series as they explore the sensations of spring. On Thursday, April 21st at 8:30pm join a naturalist at Turkeyfoot Preserve on Bishop Rd. just off St. Rt. 121 south of Greenville to experience a spring evening under the stars. Who knows what the season’s weather will bring, so keep the conditions... read more
DCCA’s Coffeehouse series closes with Acoustic Duo
Darke County Center for the Arts will close this season's Coffeehouse Series on Thursday, April 21, at Montage Cafe in downtown Greenville with a show featuring acoustic duo Alex Poteet and Noah Cope playing American roots music blended with rock and pop. According to DCCA Artistic Director Keith Rawlins, “Noah and Alex” had been involved... read more
Run a race to make a difference
2016 New Path 5K/10K set to raise $10,000 for families in the Miami Valley -- April 7, 2016 (Tipp City, OH) – Lace up your sneakers and get ready to run a new path in the 14th Annual 2016 New Path 5K / 10K Walk/Run, Saturday, April 30, 9am. Both the 3.1-mile course and the 6.2-mile course are open to runners and walkers – young and old – in addition to their four-legged friends... read more
Genealogical Society to present Appalachian history
Darke County Genealogical Society in cooperation with Ohio Humanities will present Appalachian History and Culture on Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at Garst Museum, 205 N. Broadway, Greenville, OH. The mother and daughter team of Peggy Calestro and Julie Calestro-McDonald will be the guest speakers for this event.  Peggy and Julie... read more
Nature Day at Darke County Parks
What better time to celebrate nature than Earth Day weekend? On Saturday, April 23rd from 10am to 3pm spend the day exploring wildflowers, boxturtles, a Great Horned owl, and much more along the trails of Shawnee Prairie Preserve. Stations will be scattered in the prairie, woods, and outside the Nature Center encouraging everyone to... read more
Ohio Department of Education… Application Period for Straight A Funds to Open
4/6/2016 - The application period for the Fiscal Year 2017 Straight A Fund grant will open April 22 through May 6. Ohio’s biennial education budget dedicated $15 million for FY17 to help Ohio schools launch creative new ideas for improving education. “We’re looking for innovative ideas that will transform Ohio’s education system,” said Dr... read more
Senior Scribes Scholarship Fund… Biddlestones, Abneys and others support SSSF
Donations in preparation for the Seniors Scribes Scholarship Fund annual banquet and scholarship presentations were presented April 2 at Shawnee Prairie in Greenville. Darrell and Debbie Biddlestone, the first sponsors to support SSSF with an annual donation five years ago, presented their check to SSSF directors Kathleen DeLand... read more
April Art Gallery Show at Edison State
Titled “Untitled”: The Drawings of ART-130S-001SS - The Art Gallery at Edison State Community College will be displaying drawings from students in Associate Professor of Fine Arts Greg Clem’s drawing class through April 27. The Gallery is located at 1973 Edison Drive, Piqua, Ohio 45356. For more information, visit the Arts at Edison Facebook page or call 937.778.7915.
Darke County Republican Men’s Club
The next Men’s Republican  meeting will be April 16th  at Brethren Retirement Community cafeteria. Meeting at 8:oo, come early for breakfast.  Warren Davidson will be the guest speaker. Also after the meeting we will do some repair work on the float wagon.
ODA launches 2016 “Ag is Cool!” creative expressions contest
School-Age Children (K-12) Can Enter to Win a Trip to the Ohio State Fair - REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio (April 6, 2016) –The Ohio Department of Agriculture today announced it will begin accepting entries for the 2016 “Agriculture is Cool!” Creative Expressions contest. Children enrolled in school or home schooled in Ohio during the 2015-2016 academic... read more
Poultry Days Releases Theme Art
Poultry Days released Theme Art this week for their 65th annual Poultry Days.  The 2016 theme is “A Salute to the American Farmer” recognizing the hard working farmers and agricultural businesses that keep our poultry and agriculture tradition alive. In celebration of our 65th Anniversary, the Poultry Days Board of Directors extends an... read more
Edison State Community College… Edison hosts Free Comedic Performance
Edison State Community College brings Good Ole Boy Comedy to the Piqua campus on Friday, April 22 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. for a night of family fun. This side–splitting performance is open to the community and offered free of charge. Often compared to the comedic superstars from the Blue Collar Comedy Tour, the group’s act is a diverse blend of comedic styling from five hard-working, up-and-coming comedians. The Good Ole Boy Comedy... read more
Tom & Etta Mae Foley Memorial Dinner & St. Mary's School Auction
April 23rd, 2016 -- Paws Bingo Hall Greenville, Ohio -- This year s dinner is scheduled to begin at 5:00 and will be served until 7:00. The Fairlawn will be catering a delicious meal of chicken & dumplings, mashed potatoes, veggie, dinner roll & butter $7.00. Drinks and desserts will also be available. Tickets are available for purchase at the school and at the door. Please call the school, 548-2345, for additional information... read more
“Layers of History“ at Library
Hannah Linebaugh, Darke County Parks Naturalist, will present a fascinating program “Layers of History: Women’s Fashion During the War Between the States” on Thursday April 21st at 6:30 at the Greenville Public Library.  Join us for a revealing history about everything it took for a lady to get dressed in the 1860’s.  Hannah will expose each layer and the specific purpose of the individual... read more
Don’t Waste Your Garden Workshop on April 28th
GREENVILLE – Have you noticed that in some growing seasons your garden produces too much food, making it nearly impossible for you to consume it all while it’s still fresh?  Has this ever happened to you?  Have you left fruits and vegetables to rot in your garden because you cannot eat any more?  If you have answered yes to any of these questions... read more
MVCTC Offers Summer Camps for Students and Teachers
Englewood, 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 Student Career Camp: June 6-10, 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... read more
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