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Zechar Bailey to sponsor "Love your Donor" Blood Drive
DAYTON, Ohio – Zechar Bailey Funeral Homes in Greenville is celebrating February as a month to “love your donor” with a community blood drive Tuesday, Feb. 9 from 12:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Greenville Church of the Brethren, 421 Central Ave. 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... read more
Ag. Breakfast Meeting
Ag. Breakfast Meeting, Thursday, February 4, 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 March 3, 2016. Sam Custer, Extension Educator, Agriculture & Natural Resources
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Edison State holds open house
Edison State Community College invites community members, area high school students and their parents to Explore Edison on Thursday, February 4 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Robinson Theater on the Piqua campus. The open house event will showcase over thirty of the College’s academic programs. In addition to exploring Edison State’s academic... read more
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Main Street Greenville… Heart Bomb 2016!
The Young Ohio Preservationists are looking to help bring awareness to Heritage Ohio's Main Street Programs while bringing heart bombing to Ohio! Heart Bombs have rapidly gained popularity across the nation and are a way to show communities that people care about historic structures. People have used heart bombs to highlight buildings... read more
Armed Forces and Civil Servants Appreciation Night at Edison State
Edison State Community College is honoring all members of the armed forces and civil servants at the home basketball game against Clark State Community College. Past and present servicemen and women are invited to attend the men and women’s games free of charge. The games will be played on Wednesday, February 3 at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. at the Piqua Campus gymnasium, with the national... read more
Tri-Village Rescue to host blood drive
DAYTON, Ohio – February is the month to “love your donor” for supporting the Tri-Village Rescue Services blood drive Saturday, Feb. 6 from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Conference Center, 320 North Main St., New Madison.  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... read more
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A Night In Hollywood, Logan Emrick, SCM
A Night in Hollywood – On March 5, 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 show and an art auction and is hosted... read more
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Electronic Device Classes at Library
Greenville Public Library is offering Device Classes that will provide basic information, helpful answers to common questions, useful web-links, and some tech tips to keep your device  running like new.  You'll learn how to download apps and to set up an email account.  If you  have specific questions, please email them to teacher Warren Richards ahead of time so he can add them to the class at... read more
Volunteer Opportunities for February 2016
Maple Sugarin at the Prairie – March 5th: Maple season is almost here!  We’ll be tapping trees soon, and the sap will be flowing into the Sugar Shack.  We NEED YOUR help for this Saturday event.  We’ll need assistance both for the Friends’ Waffle Breakfast and also for operating the Sugar Shack, Log House, and Blacksmith Shop.  Below is a list of options to assist with.  Please call/email Robb or stop by the Nature Center... read more
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Coffee with the Commissioner… Special Event
As this New Year starts out, we see so much promise for Darke County!  Darke County is perched in a good position to expand on our past successes.  Lots of good things going on, so if you want to keep up, there are several ways; you can go to our Facebook page, Darke County Ohio, or our website, mydarkecounty.com,  OR you can come to my Coffee... read more
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Farm record keeping using Quicken, From Sam Custer, OSU Extension, Darke County
Are you a farmer looking for a better way to keep your farm records? As farm size, income or debt increases, many farmers and lenders look for computer programs that allow fast data entry, have internal checks for accuracy and allow summarizing of data. Most farmers begin their search by asking "Is there a simple computer program that will keep... read more
DSWCD monthly board meeting notice
GREENVILLE – For 2016, the Darke Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) Board of Supervisors will hold their monthly board meetings on the first Monday of each month at 8:00 a.m.  The meetings will be held at the Darke SWCD office, 1117 Southtowne Court, Greenville.  Special board meetings may be scheduled throughout the year.  If a special board meeting is necessary, the location, date... read more
Mental Health First Aid courses now available
Mental Health First Aid classes to be offered in early February are now available for registration. The classes are offered by the Tri-County Board of Recovery and Mental Health Services, and will take place at the Board’s training facility in Troy February 3 and February 5. The February 3 class is Youth Mental Health First Aid, which presents the 8-hour curriculum with a special focus on young people aged 12-18. The... read more
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Practical Fitness Techniques at Library
Fitness coach Diana Unger has a welcome message for many - how to get the benefits of exercising without “exercising!”  Her class Move Forward on Thursday January 28th at 6:30 p.m. at the Greenville Public Library will teach you just that.  Her practical techniques can be done on your own time and are easy, fun, and family friendly... read more
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Edison Stagelight Players hold spring auditions
The Edison State Community College Stagelight Players are holding open auditions for William Shakespeare’s As You Like It, on Tuesday, January 26 and Wednesday, January 27 at 7:00 p.m. in the Robinson Theater on the Piqua campus.  One of William Shakespeare’s pastoral comedies, As You Like It chronicles the story of heroine... read more
MVCTC Preschool Registration Opens for 2016-2017 School Year
Englewood, Ohio -- Laughter, encouragement, and hands-on exploring is what you will see and hear coming from the preschool at the Miami Valley Career Technology Center (MVCTC). This preschool is unique in that junior and senior high school students run it as part of the Early Childhood Education program. The program’s instructors, Connie Marshal and Alicia Newman, educate students on all areas of child development, instructional strategies... read more
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Swingin’ with the Saints Again
On Valentine’s Day, Sunday, February 14th ,  join in the celebration of friendship, romantic love and love of music at 3 p.m.at First Presbyterian Church.   Swingin’ with the Saints, this annual free concert, will again entertain with a large variety of music, instrumental and vocal. This historic church with its outstanding acoustics is... read more
Downtown celebration kickstarts new art program
GREENVILLE, Ohio- Get your tickets and put your dancing shoes on! Main Street Greenville is pleased to present This is Main Street: Giving Gala. To celebrate the downtown Greenville revitalization efforts and to inform the community about goals for the upcoming year. The evening will be all inclusive featuring dinner, movie, presentation, live music, and dancing. This fundraising event will be held Saturday, Feb. 13 from 6 pm... read more
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“Reading Wonderland” Celebration at Library
What better way to enjoy the cold of winter than to read away the hours!  Taking part in the Greenville Public Library’s Winter Reading Program can help with that.  Starting January 23rd through February 27th check out any book, audiobook, ebook, or magazine and receive an entry form for each.  Enter it to win weekly prizes and a chance at one of the grand prizes.  For adults 18 and over... read more
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“Casablanca” at Library
Greenville Public Library's “Third Floor Film Series” will kick off its 2016 season with one of the most beloved films ever made: Casablanca.  This 1942 film is an all-time favorite among serious cinephiles and more casual viewers alike. The movie combines stylish visuals, wickedly clever dialogue, likable characters, and an exciting... read more
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Full Wolf Moon Hike with DCP
The chilly winter weather brings with it unique hiking opportunities, and Darke County Parks is going to seize them. On Thursday, January 21st at 6pm join a naturalist at Shawnee Prairie Preserve west of Greenville on St. Rt. 502 for an exciting winter night walk. Who knows what the New Year’s weather will bring, so keep the... read more
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Song Dogs for Jan, Jr. Naturalists
Darke County Parks invites students in grades 3-6 to join them for the January Jr. Naturalists program on Saturday, January  23rd from 9:30am to 12:00pm at Shawnee Prairie Preserve on St. Rt. 502 west of Greenville. The Jr. Naturalists program is a series of monthly programs designed to give students a hands-on introduction to... read more
Cancer Association of Darke County… Annual Gourmet Dinner Raffle.
Who – You could be the winner of this contest! What– A Gourmet Dinner for 8 will be prepared by a gourmet cooking team. When –  Tickets are currently available now through February 4  for $5 each or 6 for $25. The drawing will be held on February 8. The date of the dinner is decided by the winner. Where–  The winner  gets to choose the location... read more
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DCCA presents A Cappella group in local high schools
From January 20 through 23, local high school students will learn about vocal techniques and methods from VoicePlay, a unique a cappella group that started as a street corner barbershop act before winning national acclaim with their appearances on NBC's The Sing-off and subsequently touring internationally. Part of Darke County Center... read more
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Darke County Parks… 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 shared... read more
Martin Luther King Day closing
Community Action Partnership of Greater Dayton Area – Darke County - will be closed Jan. 18, 2016, in honor of Martin Luther King Day. This includes Metropolitan Housing Authority and Community Transportation Services. Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016. All county offices will be closed Jan. 18 for Martin Luther King Day.
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Rev. Don Myers 80th birthday: Calling all “Renews” former participants and others blessed by his ministry… Those that enjoyed the Christian Retreat… “Jesus Renews His Church” which First Congregational Christian Church offered from 1991 through 2001 are cordially invited to attend the reception for Rev. Don Myers’ 80th Birthday. Others that were blessed by his ministry are invited as well. Rev. Myers was the pastor of this church for 24 years (1977-2001). This reception will be on Sunday... read more
Live Model Drawing at BRC
Looking for a fun evening or a new hobby?  Want to brush up on a latent talent? The Greenville Art Guild is pleased to have three prominent citizens of our community consent to be models at its “Drawing from Live Models” evening.  Out of their usual roles in our community, the three will pose for several twenty minute periods as artist’s models. On Monday, January 25 from 7 to 9, the three will be posing in the Brick Room of the... read more
Nominations sought for 2016 Tourism Citizen of the Year
GREENVILLE, OHIO – The Tourism Citizen of the Year Award is the highest community recognition award given by the Darke County Visitors Bureau. It is presented annually by the Visitors Bureau at the Darke County Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting to honor an individual who exemplifies the best in tourism to the community. Nominees are now being sought for the 2016 recognition. The criterion... read more
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Enter to win a Gourmet Dinner for 8!
You could be the winner of a Gourmet Dinner for 8! Your food will be prepared by the Gourmet Dinner Club. You get to choose the time and place where your meal will be served. Tickets are $5 each or 6 for $25. If you wish to enter, please call Cancer Association of Darke County at 548-9960 to purchase tickets.  You may also email for... read more
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DCCA presents unique A Cappella group at St. Claire Memorial Hall
Darke County Center for the Arts will present VoicePlay in concert at Henry St. Clair Memorial Hall in Greenville on Saturday, January 23. According to DCCA Artistic director Keith Rawlins, VoicePlay began as a street corner barbershop act before evolving into an internationally acclaimed touring sensation. “The group takes the timeless... read more
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Girl Scout Cookies Are Back!
Girl Scout Cookies Go Digital and Become Even More Irresistible - January 7, 2016 - Dayton, OH— If there’s anything that can make cracking open a box of fresh Girl Scout Cookies even better, it’s knowing that you’ve contributed to helping empower girls with the skills, strength, abilities, and drive they’ll need to become accomplished... read more
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Bluebag Media… 2016 SSSF scholarship applications available
GREENVILLE – Senior Scribes Scholarship Fund scholarship applications are now available for Darke County students intending to pursue their college education in a communications-related field this fall. According to SSSF Directors, most fields involve communication; applicants must have an understanding of that relationship in their field. Applications may be obtained at The Early Bird... read more
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Bridges to College Sponsors an ACT and Financial Aid Night
Bridges to College is an organization that works with students from the Greenville, Ansonia and Franklin Monroe school systems to help navigate the college process.  We work with both students and their families, because getting to college takes a commitment from both sides.  The most often asked question that we get from parents is “How can we find scholarships?”  This presentation... read more
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Tea, Trees, and Evergreen Leaves at DCP
Darke County Parks invites everyone to pull up a chair, enjoy a nice cuppa tea, and discover the lore and uses of our woodland trees. On Saturday January 16th at 10am Chief Naturalist Robb Clifford will present a program about natural teas called “Tea, Trees, and Evergreen Leaves” and invites everyone to bring their favorite tea mug along to... read more
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Illusionist Leon Etienne to Perform Free Show at Edison State
Edison State Community College brings award-winning “Master of Illusion and Magic” Leon Etienne to the Piqua Campus on Thursday, January 28 at 7 p.m. This performance is open to the community and is being offered free of charge. With a show that crosses classic magic illusions updated and redesigned for today’s audiences, Etienne delivers a... read more
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Organized by Olive at Library
The Greenville Public Library welcomes back Organized by Olive for another informative and fun lesson on getting organized.  “How to Create a Command Center” is a free event scheduled for Thursday January 14th at 6:30 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room.  Reservations are not required but are appreciated by calling 548-3915 or signing up on our... read more
Tour de Donut Ten Registration open
ARCANUM – Registration is now open for the TENTH Tour de Donut in downtown Arcanum on Sept. 10. Growing from 106 participant to over 2000 has been a sweet ride for Ohio’s largest one day bicycle event.  The Tour de Donut is a unique bicycle event in which participants’ ability to eat doughnuts is just as important as their ability to ride their bicycle. The event is a timed bicycle event in which riders visit doughnut stops during... read more
DCCA presents “A Taste of Wine and Jazz XXIX”
Darke County Center for the Arts will present “A Taste of Wine and Jazz XXIX” on Friday, January 15at Montage Cafe in downtown Greenville; doors open at 6:30 p.m. The wine tasting party, a fundraiser for the local arts organization, will feature food and music in addition to a selection of fine wines. “DCCA invites our community to shrug off the chill of winter and join us for a warm and wonderful evening of fun,” said... read more
CBC: New Year arrives with challenges
CBC sees early demand as January blood donor month begins - If you are searching for a New Year’s resolution, a vital choice is just an arm’s length away.  Community Blood Center begins 2016 and January National Blood Donor Month facing a challenge to the blood supply.  CBC is welcoming new donors, urging former donors to return, and thanking regular donors for their dedication to helping neighbors in need. CBC... read more
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Jeff Gundy Starts 2016 Author’s Nights
The Friends of the Library are again sponsoring a new season of Author’s Nights.  These delightful Friday night events consist of one or more authors - prose, poetry, journaling, storytelling, or any form of the written word! - who read from their works and tell about themselves and their craft. Held at Montage Cafe in downtown Greenville, delicious food... read more
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Darke County Parks… Down to Earth Book Club with DCP
The Darke County Park District is pleased to announce a new program, the Down to Earth Book Club. Each quarter the program will feature a different book, some by well-known nature writers, some about outdoor adventure, and even some about pioneers settling Ohio. Everyone is invited to read the book and join them at the Nature Center... read more
Ag. Breakfast Meeting
Ag. Breakfast Meeting, Speaker: Mike Rhoades – 2018 World Plowing Match to be held in Darke County, Thursday, January 7, 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 February 4, 2016.
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Coffee with the Commissioner
As this New Year starts out, we see so much promise for Darke County! Darke County is perched in a good position to expand on our past successes. Lots of good things going on, so if you want to keep up, there are several ways; you can go to our Facebook page, Darke County Ohio, or our website, mydarkecounty.com, our Economic Development facebook page, Darke County Ohio Economic... read more
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