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Greenville Public Library… Pokemon Go Safari at Library
Reuben Kennett, YA Specialist at the Greenville Public Library, invites the public to join him for a journey through the downtown Poke Stops and gyms.  The Adventure begins at 7:00 p.m. on August 11th in front of the Library.  Afterward everyone... read more
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Darke County Parks… Butterfly Monitoring Volunteers Needed
Darke County Parks needs help! Butterfly habitat is declining, and scientists need to monitor their populations very closely. Every Friday at 2pm from now through September, join a naturalist to hike a pre-set path and record all the butterflies observed. These numbers will then be sent on to the Ohio Lepidopterists for scientific... read more
Ag. Breakfast Meeting
Ag. Breakfast Meeting , Thursday, August 4, 7:30am, Brethren Retirement Center's Cafeteria, Greenville (Enter through the Center's main doors under the awning, and follow the signs to the cafeteria.) Daryl Riffle, Fair Manager, will update us on the 2016 Great Darke County Fair. For your calendar: the following month’s meeting will be September 1, 2016. Sam Custer, Extension Educator, Agriculture & Natural Resources
PSA… Greenville Mayor & City Treasurer
The Darke County Republican Party is accepting letters of interest and resumes for the positions of Greenville City Mayor and Greenville City Treasurer.  Any registered Republican residing within the City of Greenville, Ohio, that is interested can apply to Darke County Republican Party at P. O. Box 45, Greenville, OH 45331 or e-mailed to cpike3@woh.rr.com.  The deadline for submission is Noon on August 29, 2016.
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Targeting Excellence Scholarship Program, From Sam Custer, OSU Extension
A fundraiser will be held in Ohio for the Targeting Excellence scholarship program. This is a nonprofit organization that raises money for scholarships targeting college students studying fields in food animal production. This includes poultry, dairy, beef, pork as well as veterinary sciences. This will be an opportunity for people... read more
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Empowering Darke County Youth… Local tutoring organization to hold fundraisers
Empowering Darke County Youth has two fundraisers planned, the first a Bob Evans Fundraiser on Tuesday and the second a car wash at Dave Knapp Ford Lincoln in August. Pick up a flyer at Greenville Public Library from now through Tuesday, and at Edison Community College on Monday or Tuesday and enjoy a great meal at Bob Evans in Greenville... read more
Coffee with the Commissioner
Saturday, July 30th, Darke County Commissioner Mike Stegall will hold his monthly Coffee with the Commissioner. Feel free to join him at the Coffee and Cake Company, Fourth Street & South Broadway, from 8 until 10 a.m.
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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... read more
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NeuroConnect – Connecting survivors of stroke and brain injury
Versailles Health Care Center is pleased to invite you to our quarterly 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. The next NeuroConnect will be held on Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at 3 p.m. at Versailles  Health Care Center... read more
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ODE… With your input, Ohio education can improve
Please complete this survey to create more ways for Ohio students to get high-quality training and skills. The Ohio Department of Education believes every young person deserves a pathway to economic success. That is why we are pursuing a grant from the Council of Chief State School Officers, the National Association of State... read more
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Survival Skills: Water Purification at DCP
Ohio has plenty of freshwater, but is it safe to drink? Darke County Parks is pleased to welcome back Rob Simpson, owner of the Canteen Shop on West 3rd Street in Greenville. On Saturday, July 30th at 1pm Rob will discuss methods of water filtering and treatment. With water so readily available, most people don’t think about what they would... read more
Greenville Municipal Concert Band, From JR Price, Conductor
Entertaining Greenville Since 1877 - Chelsea Whirledge is featured Sunday with the Greenville Municipal Jazz Band. The Greenville Municipal Jazz Band will continue the Summer Concerts in the Park this Sunday, July 24th at 7pm at the Marling Band Shell in the beautiful Greenville City Park.  This week the jazz band will feature and nice variety of jazz and pop music featuring the beautiful vocals of Chelsea Whirledge. Chelsea... read more
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Great Darke County Fair… 2016 Little Miss & Mr. Pageant… Under the Sea
Applications are now being accepted for The 2016 Great Darke County Fair Little Miss and Mr. Pageant.  The pageant will take place in the fairgrounds youth building, located behind the gazebo.  It will be on Monday, August 22, 2016 with the boys starting at 5:30 and the girls starting at 6:30.  This year’s theme is “Under the Sea,” a themed... read more
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Last “Family Fun Day” at Library
The last “Family Fun Day” of the summer is Wednesday July 27 at 11:00 a.m. on the lawn at the Greenville Public Library.  Join us as we welcome Elephant and Piggy!  These charming life-size characters from Mo Willems’ best-sellers are sure to entertain as they act out some of their favorite books in the series and then give away great... read more
Studebaker to be guest speaker at PERI
Dr. John P. Studebaker, M.S., M.D. and Certified Holistic Specialist, will be the guest speaker at the Public Employee Retirees (PERI) luncheon meeting on Monday, August 1, 11:30 a.m., at the VFW on Ohio Street in Greenville. Cost of the luncheon is $9.00 per person. PERI members are encouraged to bring guests and nonmembers are encouraged to attend who have retired under the Ohio Public Employees' Pension fund... read more
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Darke County Parks… Firefly Fireworks at DCP
Did you know that fireflies or lightening bugs are actually beetles? On Thursday, July 21st at 8:30pm at Shawnee Prairie Preserve join a naturalist to learn about the fascinating world of fireflies. These bioluminescent bugs use their glow to attract prey, for mating, and sometimes even a defense mechanism! These wonderful creatures... read more
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Main Street Greenville… Local Artists Wanted for First Friday Event   
Artisan Stroll is the theme for Main Street Greenville's First Friday event held in August. The event has everything to do with handmade, homemade, and artisan crafts. The event will take place on Friday, August 5th from 6-9 pm in the downtown district. The committee is looking for artisans and crafters to display and sell their paintings... read more
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“Drying Foods” at the Library
Summer is the time of year to enjoy all the delicious fresh fruits and vegetables that ripen in the hot sun.  Learn to preserve both for the months ahead through the process of drying!  Diane Barga returns to the Greenville Public Library Thursday July 28th at 6:30 p.m. to demonstrate four methods: vine drying, microwave drying, oven... read more
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Darke County Parks… Nature by the Numbers for July Jr. Naturalists
Darke County Parks invites students in grades 3-6 to join them for the July Jr. Naturalists program on Saturday, July 23rd from 9:30am to 12pm at Shawnee Prairie Preserve on St. Rt. 502 west of Greenville. In the arrangement of pinecone scales, the number of flower petals, or even proportions within the human body, there is a mysterious number that appears in nature too many times... read more
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Minnetrista Theater at Library
The Greenville Public Library's “Family Fun Day” continues Wednesday July 20  at 11:00 a.m. on the front lawn.  We again welcome Minnetrista Theater with “My Plate, the Musical.”  This program was developed in conjunction with ChooseMyPlate.gov and the “Let’s Move” initiative. Running from the planet-gobbling alien called GLUT, Captain gNosh of the USS MYPLATE II crash lands his spacecraft... read more
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Ohio Hosting North American Manure Expo, Sam Custer, OSU Extension, Darke County
The North American Manure Expo is about to land in Ohio. The big event, covering the serious business of using farm animal manure to help grow crops, while doing it safely and greenly, is Aug. 3-4 at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center in London, about 25 miles west of Columbus. “Manure is an excellent source of nutrients for the crops we grow in Ohio... read more
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Enrolling Preschoolers in Head Start
The Kids Learning Place is continuing enrollment for the Head Start preschool program for Fall of 2016, call before it is too late. Head Start is a comprehensive early childhood development program that serves low-income children from ages birth to five years and their families at NO COST.  It is a federally funded program operated... read more
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Library Film Series Features It Happened One Night
The spoiled daughter of a rich man runs away when he threatens to annul her new marriage.  A recently fired newspaperman recognizes her but doesn't let on, escorting her from southern Florida to New York to be with her husband.  They hate each other.  This being a classic Hollywood comedy, of course, they end up falling in love. It... read more
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Breast Cancer Awareness 5K Run/Walk
(Greenville) July 7 - The Breast Cancer Awareness 5K run/walk, which is part of the Darke County Wellness Challenge, will take place on Saturday, July 30, 2016 at the Annie Oakley statue in downtown Greenville. The kids run will begin at 8:00 a.m. with the 5K run/walk following at 8:30 a.m. We are excited to bring back the “Pink Mile”, a 1-mile... read more
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Darke County Parks… Birding by Kayak with DCP
It’s paddling season! Grab the water bottles, sunscreen, binoculars, and a hat, and let’s get on the water. On Saturday, July 16th at 9am join naturalists at Shawnee Prairie Preserve west of Greenville on St. Rt. 502 for an exciting summer paddle. After meeting at the Nature Center, participants will travel to the put in location where they will paddle Lake Loramie. Birding by boat... read more
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Darke County Parks … Volunteer Appreciation Ice Cream Social and Bingo
Darke County Parks would like to send a huge thank you to all of their volunteers. Whether they regularly help with school groups, maintenance, animal care, historical interpretation, special events, habitat healing, or anything in between, the park district board and staff truly appreciate all their hard work and dedication! The staff hopes all... read more
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DCCA BBQ & Blues features Johnson and Higgins-Madewell
“Barbecue and Blues” takes place Friday, July 15 on the lovely and inviting grounds of Turtle Creek Golf Course; tickets cost $10. The Thirsty Turtle will provide a menu consisting of pulled pork or pulled chicken, Ronnie's cole slaw, baked beans, and home fries for $12.50 from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m.Cheesecake with strawberry drizzle will be... read more
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Essential Oils Class at Library
Essential oils have been used for millennia as a powerful form of healing and as a way to enrich physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being.  The Greenville Public Library is proud to host a presentation by Debbie Mitchell on the principles and facts about essential oils - what they are, how to use them, when to use them, and why to use... read more
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Darke County Parks… Anthony Wayne Peace Council House Open
Want to learn more about the Treaty of Greenville, about the customs of the Native Americans here 200 years ago, or about the purpose of the council house? Join a local historian on July 16th from 1-3pm at the Anthony Wayne Peace Council House located at Prairie Ridge Meadow Park across from the Garst Museum to find out about... read more
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Library's Next “Family Fun Day”
“Family Fun Day” at the Greenville Public Library continues on Wednesday July 13 at 11:00 a.m. with “Poof Daddy.”  This fast-paced, up-beat and totally off-the-wall comedy magic is a high energy audience-interactive event on the theme of sports, health, and fitness.  Poof Daddy is the same fellow who did the Dr. T. Rex, Mr. Molecule, and The Math Maniac shows in the past.  He's always... read more
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