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Mixed Media Workshop coming March 19
The Greenville Art Guild is excited about offering a Fine Art Mixed Media Workshop this March!  No experience is necessary!  Just come and join us for learning and fun on Saturday, March 19 from 10:00 until 4:00 at 633 Spring Street, Greenville, Ohio 45331.  The workshop will be taught by local mixed media artist Selena Burk.  This award winning artist will share her expertise in creating mixed media art that would be... read more
State of the Heart Health Care… Inaugural Golden Heart Awards Gala
On March 12, 2016 State of the Heart Care will present the first annual Golden Heart Awards Gala. This event, held at the Towne Square Community Centre in Winchester, Indiana will serve as an opportunity to celebrate our expansion into palliative and pre-hospice care. In addition, it will allow us to celebrate collaboration within the healthcare community, without which we would never succeed in our mission... read more
Darke County Parks... Maple Sugarin’ at the Prairie
The sap is flowing and the fire is roaring in the Sugar Shack; that means it’s time to enjoy nature’s sweet treat. Saturday, March 5th from 8:00am-4:00pm is Maple Sugarin’ at the Prairie! This festival at Shawnee Prairie Preserve (4267 St. Rt. 502 West) offers guided tours through history and science to learn the process of turning... read more
Grain Marketing… Turning On-Farm Storage into a Profit, From Sam Custer, OSU Extension, Darke County - Matt Roberts, Associate Professor, OSU Extension and Grain Marketing Expert, announced at last week’s 2016 Ag Outlook meeting that the grain market outlook for the next couple of years does not look very positive and that if farmers are not treating their on-farm storage like a commercial elevator, they are “crazy”. This was a perfect segue to an... read more
March Blood Drives in Darke County
There are plenty of great opportunities to donate blood in Darke County during the month of March. Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - Same Great Sponsor, Just a New Location! - SOUPER COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE - Greenville Church of the Brethren, 421 Central Avenue, 12:30 PM – 6:30 PM, Sponsored by: Greenville Moose Lodge & Women of the Moose, Donors will be served homemade soup, sandwiches, and cookies made by the... read more
Volunteer Opportunities… Hello Darke County Park Volunteers,
As we creep slowly into spring, the forest and all its wonder begins to emerge and we invite you to come to the park to explore, visit and volunteer! Volunteers Training - a mix of useful information and social interaction. PLEASE REGISTER FOR THESE PRIOR TO THE EVENT DATE - March 14 @ 10am - Spring School Updates - March 28 @2pm - Reptile & Amphibians - Children's Programs - March 16, ages 2-3 at 10... read more
A Night in Hollywood... Friends of Supply Chain Management!
Support our Night in Hollywood event for Darke County Special Olympics - We are about to present the 2nd Annual Night in Hollywood on March 5!!  This is an AWESOME event created by Supply Chain Management students for Business Professionals of America 2015 competition. It puts our Darke County Special Olympic participants in the spotlight showcasing their artistic talents!! There are many activities during the... read more
Darke County Parks... Early Morning Discovery Hike Time Change
The Darke County Park District invites the public to join them every Tuesday morning at the warmer weather start time of 8am at Shawnee Prairie Preserve for their Early Morning Discovery Hikes. The air is alive with bird song, and the ground is blanketed with colorful blooms. Spring rejuvenates the winter weary soul. These hikes allow... read more
Edison State Child Development Center to hold Preschool Open House
The Child Development Center at Edison State Community College will host a preschool open house event on Monday, March 14, from 6:30–7:30 p.m. in room 449 of the Piqua campus. During the open house event, attendees will have the opportunity to meet with preschool teachers and assistants, tour facilities, and learn more about the preschool... read more
Slater to speak at Living With Cancer Support Group meeting
Cancer Association of Darke County Support Group will meet at 7 pm March 3 in the Board Room which is located on the first floor down past the lab, to the left at the end of the hallway at Wayne Health Care. Rena is the owner of We Knead U Massage.  She has a Bachelor's degree from Wright State in Rehabilitation.  She is licensed by the State of Ohio Medical Board in Massage Therapy and is Nationally Certified in Therapeutic Massage... read more
Darke County Parks… Leaping Towards Spring Hike with DCP
The chilly winter weather brings with it unique hiking opportunities, and Darke County Parks is going to seize them. On Monday, February 29th, leap day, at 12pm join a naturalist at Alice Bish Park on the corner of Ohio St. and Eastwood Dr. in Greenville for an exciting late winter walk. The park features a loop trail the follows the course of Greenville Creek and varied forest bordering... read more
Kindergarten registration and readiness, Jody Harter, Principal, Woodland Heights Primary School
If your child turns 5 on or before August 1st, he or she is eligible for kindergarten!  Greenville City Schools is registering students for kindergarten for the 2016-17 school year on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, April 5th, 6th and 7th from 1:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at Memorial Hall.  You will need to bring an official birth certificate, immunization records, proof of residency, and a photo ID... read more
DCCT and DCHS Pair Up Once Again
Darke County Civic Theater and Darke County Humane Society are teaming up once again for a fun filled family day of activities and performance of a full length play. This is the second year that this pair has pulled together to create an event that the community has come to enjoy. Last year, the event was a “Western Family Fun Day” and featured western style games, prizes and food for all to enjoy. This year, the... read more
Ag. Breakfast Meeting
Ag. Breakfast Meeting, Thursday, March 3, 7:30am, Brethren Retirement Center's Cafeteria, Greenville. Jeff Wenning, Darke County Wildlife Officer, will be our speaker. (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 April 7, 2016. Sam Custer, Extension Educator, Agriculture & Natural Resources
Darke County Parks event cancellation
Due to low registration, the nest box volunteer training scheduled for this Saturday, February 27 is cancelled.  We do plan on offering this training at a later date.
Build for Birds with DCP
Bluebird! Few birds entice such excitement as the Eastern Bluebird. Nest boxes provide critical habitat for cavity nesting birds. Join a Darke County Parks Naturalist on Saturday, February 27th at 10am at Shawnee Prairie Preserve to build your own nest box. Depending on the location of the box, you can attract Bluebirds, Chickadees, Tree... read more
Celebrate St. Patricks Day at DCCA's "Irish Wave"
Darke County Center for the Arts will host “Irish Wave” at Montage Cafe in downtown Greenville on Friday, March 11. “DCCA will be celebrating St. Patrick's Day a bit early with a fund raising party featuring Irish music, food, and a beer tasting, as well as an exciting new addition to the fun—a “limited edition” raffle offering a very good chance of winning a trip to Ireland,” said Andrea Jordan... read more
Darke County Parks… Learn Backyard Sugarin’ with DCP
Just in time for the upcoming maple sugaring season, join Darke County Parks to learn a new woodland skill. At Shawnee Prairie on Saturday Feb. 27th at 10am participants will learn how to tap your own maples, how and when to collect the sap, and finally, how to go about turning that sap into maple goodness! Demonstrations and hands-on experience will ensure that by the end of the program... read more
Garst Museum… Born Into Slavery Free Presentation
On Sunday, March 6, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at Garst Museum, Greenville Ohio, “Born Into Slavery” will be presented by The Darke County Genealogical Society.  The speaker will be Cynthia Vogel, a speaker at various historical societies, genealogical societies,  Civil War Roundtables,  women’s groups, museums, schools, etc.  She speaks about women’s history, concentrating on the Civil War period.  Cynthia Vogel has a... read more
Empowering Darke County Youth… Parents to hold fundraiser for tutoring program
A bake sale fundraising event will be held at Walmart in Greenville on March 5 starting at 10 a.m. The purpose? To raise funds for tutoring children needing help with basic skills like reading, writing and math. “My kids were struggling,” said Kendra Chalmers. “They got help and now they’re doing fine. More than that, I was taught how to... read more
Greenville Public Library… “Dollar-A-Day-Boys” at BRC
The Greenville Public Library is partnering with the Brethren’s Retirement Center to present “Dollar-A-Day-Boys” in the BRC’s Brick Room on Friday March 4th at 2:30 p.m.  This delightful program is a fun, nostalgic look at the 1930’s Federal Works Program that gave employment to 3.5 million men.  Author, songwriter, and filmmaker... read more
Versailles Winter Wine Festival Feb. 26
Chase away those winter blues at the 2nd Annual Versailles Winter Wine Festival! Friday February 26th, 2016, marks the date for the 2nd Annual Versailles Winter Wine Festival brought to you by the founders of the popular Versailles FareFest. The event will be held in The Riviera Room at Stillwater Valley Golf Club and will begin with... read more
DCP Presents Black Bears in Ohio
On Thursday, February 25th at 6:30pm, Darke County Parks will host an evening lecture on black bears in Ohio. Although a small population does exist in eastern Ohio, no black bears have been found in Darke County. However, they are still creatures of immense intrigue and curiosity. Spend an evening taking a closer look at the life... read more
Ginghamsburg Church… Largest Easter Egg Hunt in Miami County – FREE Family Fun
 February 16, 2016 (Tipp City, OH) — Families with children up to age 12 are invited to not just any Easter egg hunt—but the largest Easter egg hunt in Miami County with more than 50,000 filled eggs, Saturday, March 19 at 9:30am on the front lawn of Ginghamsburg Church. Come and experience the story of Mary, the mother of Jesus, through a live drama. Kids also enjoy crafts, games... read more
Darke County Parks… March 5 Maple Sugarin' - We still need your help!
March 5 is getting closer and we could still use some extra hands to help with the waffle breakfast and Maple Sugarin’ Day events.  Please see below for openings and if you have any questions please call me.  Thank you! • Log House-- need at least 3 volunteers from 12:30pm – 4pm (period clothing required, borrow from us!) • Bake Sale table –need 1 volunteer from 12:30pm – 5pm • Sap Boiling in the Sugar Shack – need... read more
League of Women Voters… Local and state candidates to appear
The League of Women Voters of Darke County is again sponsoring a Candidates Forum on Monday, February 29 from 7:00 – 8:30 PM.  Located at the American Legion Hall, Ohio St., in Greenville , the non-partisan forum will focus on the contested Republican primary race for Darke County Commissioner for the seat presently held... read more
Pepé le Pew for Feb. Jr. Naturalists
Darke County Parks invites students in grades 3-6 to join them for the Jr. Naturalists program on Saturday, February 20th from 9:30am to 12:00pm at Shawnee Prairie Preserve on St. Rt. 502 west of Greenville. Because February is skunk mating season, this month’s program will feature the truth behind Pepé le Pew. Students will take a closer... read more
Canteen Shop Owner to Speak at DCP
Darke County Parks is pleased to welcome Rob Simpson, owner of the Canteen Shop, to the Nature Center. The shop is currently located in The Palace building on Broadway, but will soon be moving to Third Street just off Broadway. On Thursday, February 18th at 6:30pm Rob will discuss his favorite everyday-carry (EDC) items and their importance... read more
Bradford and North Star blood drives
The Bradford  community will sponsor a community blood drive Thursday, Feb. 25 from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Bradford High School auditorium, 750 Railroad Ave., and St. Louis Catholic Church in North Star will sponsor a community blood drive Saturday, Feb. 27 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the North Star Community Building gym, 124 East Star Road. Both are in celebration of February “love your donor” month. Everyone who registers to donate will receive the Community Blood Center “Love Your Donor – Save Lives Give Blood” t-shirt.  Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at or call 1-800-388-GIVE.
Project FeederWatch
Calling all birders! Join Darke County Park District, and participate in Project FeederWatch, every Tuesday and Wednesday from 9:30-11:30am. This is a unique ‘Citizen Science’ program organized by Cornell University which studies winter bird populations. Observations from here in Darke County may be used in scientific journals and... read more
Coffee with the Commissioner
On Saturday, February 20th, Commissioner Stegall will be hosting a “Coffee with the Commissioner” at the Old Arcana at 109 West George Street in Arcanum. The Commissioner will be at this Ohio Magazine award winning restaurant from 8.00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. to meet with the people in the southern part of the county. While you are there, be sure to try... read more
Holiday Closings
The County Offices will be closed on Monday, February 15, 2016, in Observance of President’s Day.
Building Blocks II parenting class planned
OSU Extension, Darke County, has scheduled a “Building Blocks II” parenting series.  The classes will be held March 7 and 14, 2016, at the OSU Extension Learning Center, 603 Wagner Avenue, Greenville.  The class times are from 6:00-8:00pm.  There is no fee for this class.  This is an adult only series. The “Building Blocks II” parenting classes are for parents who wish to develop better parenting skill or parenting... read more
A Night In Hollywood - Join the Occasion
A Night in Hollywood – On March 5th, a Special Olympics fundraising event will be held at Greenville High School to spotlight the Special Olympians as the stars they are with a black tie themed dinner and show. A Night in Hollywood will showcase the Special Olympics participants by opening their artistic abilities to the public through a talent... read more
February Park P.A.L.S. Ask: Is it Spring Yet?
Darke County Park District invites children in kindergarten through 2nd grade to join them on February 13th from 9:30am to noon to search for signs of spring during Park P.A.L.S! This month everyone will meet at the Nature Center on St. Rt. 502 west of Greenville to prepare for the coming spring. Students will check the nest boxes at Shawnee Prairie... read more
Chase away the winter blues… The 2nd Annual Versailles Winter Wine Festival!
Friday February 26th, 2016, marks the date for the 2nd Annual Versailles Winter Wine Festival brought to you by the founders of the popular Versailles FareFest. The event will be held in The Riviera Room at Stillwater Valley Golf Club and will begin with social hour at 6:30 p.m. Tickets will cost $30 per person and will include 5 tickets... read more
Historic Bear’s Mill… Bear’s Mill to hold “Art from Seasons Past”
Bear's Mill is a popular site for graphic artists, its rustic beauty and inviting natural surroundings providing inspiration and multiple scenic subjects that beg to be captured with a paintbrush or camera. In an appropriate response to this advantageous reality, Friends of Bear's Mill, the organization which owns and operates the Mill, is... read more
2016-2017 Kindergarten Registration
Tuesday, April 5th, Wednesday, April 6th, and Thursday, April 7th at Memorial Hall, 1 P.M.—7 P.M. Questions? Call 937-548-3185 Monday-Friday 8 A.M.-4 P.M. Required Documents: Official Birth Certificate, Immunization Records, Proof of Residency (2) Parent/Guardian Photo ID Custody Papers (if applicable). Child must be 5 on or before August 1, 2016. Parents Only Needed... read more
Preparations begin for Maple Sugarin’ at the Prairie
Early next week, many Darke County Parks’ volunteers will attend training to gear up for the upcoming maple sugaring season! Then they’ll wait for the weather to cooperate, so the sap can flow. Freezing nights and thawing days will cause the sap to move, bringing the sweetness one step closer to the table. Volunteers will learn the process of boiling sap down to syrup... read more
2016 Tree Sale Underway
The Darke Soil & Water Conservation District is conducting its annual tree seedling sale until March 18. The 2-3 year seedlings are bare root stock and each tree is dipped into a preservative gel to keep roots moist.  Our seedlings are packaged in groups of five.  An assortment of trees are offered for sale to urban and rural landowners. The plant varieties are selected for their popularity and hardiness in the Darke County area... read more
VHCC to offer NeuroConnect for survivors of stroke and brain injury
Versailles Health Care Center is pleased to invite you to an event for survivors of stroke and brain injury and their families.   NeuroConnect meets to connect survivors and their families with positive support and beneficial resources.  Sessions will be led by Dr. Stephen Winner, Facility Rehab Director and Physical Therapist, and Tammy... read more
DCCA presents soulful singer Kristine Jackson
Darke County Center for the Arts will present Cleveland-based vocalist Kristine Jackson performing at The Bistro Off Broadway in Greenville on Thursday, February 25. A part of DCCA's Coffeehouse Series, the show starts at 7 p.m. “Kristine Jackson's set-list is not easy to categorize,” said Keith Rawlins, DCCA Artistic Director. “She's opened... read more
February Blood Drives
Darke County blood drives will celebrate February “love your donor” month. Everyone who registers to donate will receive the Community Blood Center “Love Your Donor – Save Lives Give Blood” t-shirt.  Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at or call 1-800-388-GIVE. The “Love Your Donor” campaign comes during February’s traditional celebration of St. Valentine’s Day. The t-shirt is... read more
DCCA announces ‘Off to the Isle 2016’
Win a Trip to Ireland this March - Darke County Center for the Arts wishes you the luck of the Irish this spring with a new and exciting fundraising raffle "Off To The Isle".  One lucky winner will receive a trip for two to Ireland through AAA and Brendan Vacations.  DCCA will be selling a limited number of chances for this exclusive raffle.  Raffle Tickets are $100 each.  Tickets sales begin February 11th and the... read more
A Night in Hollywood NEEDS YOU! By Logan Emrick
A Night in Hollywood – On March 5th, the second annual Special Olympics fundraising event, A Night in Hollywood, will be held at Greenville High School. This event spotlights the artistic talents of our Special Olympians recognizing them as the stars they are! Now is the time for all Special Olympians to register to participate in this amazing... read more
Greenville Public Library… “Longtown: The History” at Library
Connor Keiser returns with an encore presentation on Longtown, Ohio, Saturday February 20th at 1:00 p.m. in the Greenville Public Library’s upstairs meeting room.  We are honored to host Connor again and to celebrate Black History Month by learning more about this important community and our rich local history. The original “Greenville Negro... read more
Holiday closing
Community Action Partnership will be closed Feb. 15, 2016, in honor of Presidents’ Day. This includes Darke County Metropolitan Housing Authority and Community Transportation Services.  Normal hours will resume Tues., Feb. 16, 2016. In observance of the PRESIDENTS DAY HOLIDAY Greenville Transit will be closed on Feb. 15. We will re-open for business at 6:00 a.m. on February 16th.
Darke County Center for the Arts… A Unique Look at Anne Frank’s Story
Memorial Hall, Feb. 10 & 11 -- Darke County Center for the Arts will present the multi-media presentation Through The Eyes of a Friend to local junior high students at Henry St. Clair Memorial Hall in Greenville on Wednesday, February 10 and Thursday, February 11. This Living Voices production, a part of DCCA's Arts In Education series, tells the story of Anne Frank from the point of view of a fictional best friend, a composite character... read more
Tickets Available for First Friday Culinary Tour
GREENVILLE, Ohio - When was the last time you enjoyed a meal in downtown Greenville? If it has been awhile, you won’t want to miss Main Street Greenville’s First Friday event in March, the Culinary Tour! This ticketed event, held on Friday, March 4th from 6-9 pm allows you to eat and sip your way through the urban-spirited district and explore dining locations you haven't tried or places... read more
“Seeds 4 All: Seed Swap” at Library
The Growing Harvest Seed Library will host its annual “Seeds 4 All: Seed Swap” on Thursday February 11th at 6:00 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room at the Greenville Public Library.  Prior to the Seed Swap Janell Weiss from the Darke County Soil & Water District will provide a short presentation about starting seeds. Bring your extra seeds and trade them for something you need or have... read more
Darke County Parks… Greetings dedicated volunteers! Kathi McQueen
I am excited to be starting at Darke County Parks during maple sugar season! I hope that many of you are able to help with the upcoming waffle breakfast and Maple Sugarin’ event on March 5.  Listed below are the various slots that will need filled, as well a list of items we needed donated.  If you want to help, you can contact me at 937-548-0165, email me your preference or stop by the Nature Center.  There are sign up... read more
Edison State Community College… Free Financial Aid Event to be Held
Edison State Community College will host the statewide college financial aid event “College Goal Sunday” (CGS) on February 14, 2016, at 2 p.m. at the Piqua campus. The free event, presented by the Ohio Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (OASFAA) and endorsed by the Ohio Board of Regents, is designed to assist students and parents with completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA... read more
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