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Municipal Concert Band Kicks Off the Summer Season
The Greenville Municipal Concert Band will begin its summer season on Sunday, July 3rd at7pm with a Celebration of Independence.  Municipal band concerts will take place in the beautiful Greenville City Park at the Marling Band Shell.  All Concerts are free and open to the public.  Concerts in the park will be given each week beginning July 3rd and continuing through Labor Day Sunday.  The band will not be... read more
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Hope Over Heroin event scheduled in Troy
Many citizens of Miami County have had the opportunity to attend a meeting of the Hope over Heroin, Troy planning team.  The team is comprised of various church members and community professionals. Their work is an effort to unite regional faith-based, non-faith based, addiction recovery and grief resources at one place, most often for the... read more
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Creeking Hike with DCP
Summer is here; let’s explore! The hot days and long, warm evenings of summer make it a great time to explore the natural world. On Saturday, July 2nd at 2pm join a naturalist at Worth Family Nature Preserve on Spring Hill Rd. for an exciting summer walk. Who knows what everyone will find when hiking in the creek looking for critters and cooling... read more
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Farm Power of the Past set for July 7-10
At the Darke County Fairgrounds from July 7 to 10, you may notice a few old tractors and some activity, but that is only the beginning. Up to 300 antique tractors of many makes and models will be on display, along with hundreds of gas engines - the small stationary engines that ran many machines in early households and factories, garden tractors galore, exhibits of horse drawn equipment... read more
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Represent Darke County Parks at the Gathering at Garst!
Volunteers are needed on both Saturday, July 30th and Sunday, July 31st to assist at the Darke County Park District booth.  You will be handing out park info, answering questions and promoting Prairie Days.  Period attire is required.  Borrowed garments from our own collection are available on a first come, first serve basis.  Shifts will be every two hours starting at 10am on Saturday... read more
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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 study... read more
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“Art at the Mill” exhibits patterns from nature
Historic Bear's Mill's Clark Gallery will feature the unique work of glass artist Susan Cannon and sculptor and jewelry-maker Jennifer Engel-Conley in the upcoming “Art At the Mill” exhibit opening with a reception on Friday, July 8. Sweet and savory finger food provided by The Merchant House plus drinks will be offered from 6 p.m. until 9... read more
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Quarter Auction to Benefit Gateway Youth
Mark your calendar and grab your roll of quarters to get ready for the upcoming “Quarter Auction” that is being held on July 15.  Proceeds will benefit the Gateway Youth Programs a local non-profit program that serves at risk youth from 7 to 18 years old in Darke County. The event is being held at the Moose Lodge building in Greenville located at 1200... read more
Financial Achievement Services offers free document shredding
 (June 22, 2016, GREENVILLE, OHIO) Financial Achievement Services (FAS), is once again offering Darke County residents the opportunity to have their paper records shredded and recycled on Saturday, July 9th during their annual Document Shred Day. “Shredding sensitive documents is an easy way to reduce your risk of becoming a victim of identity theft,” said Matt Arnold, owner and President of FAS. “We are happy... read more
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Your Pet can be a star
Greenville - The Darke County Friends of the Shelter will be making 2017 calendars. Enter your Pet's picture for a chance to become a Star in the group's 2017 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... read more
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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 gets... read more
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Take a cruise down memory lane during July’s First Friday
Greenville, OH - This year, Main Street Greenville will offer a new event for July’s First Friday! The focus is a 1950’s inspired theme, highlighting memories that once took place on Broadway, the main drag of downtown Greenville. Fire up the engine of your hot rod and take a cruise down memory lane on Friday, July 1st from 6 to 9 pm. “The... read more
Holiday Closings
Greenville Transit System Will be CLOSED July 4th In observance of Independence Day. County and other government offices also will be closed in “Observance of Independence Day”. Edison Community College Darke County Campus also will be closed, as will the Greenville Public Library.
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Recovery & Mental Health Services… Call for Entries for October 2016 Art of Recovery Exhibit
The Tri-County Board of Recovery and Mental Health Services is seeking entries from local artists for its annual Art of Recovery showcase, as well as a juried gallery exhibit to be displayed in the Art Gallery at Edison State Community College in Piqua throughout the month of October. Artists who have been affected personally, through a family member or friend, or anyone... read more
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Frisch Marionettes at Library
Another treat is in store Wednesday June 29th at Greenville Public Library's “Family Fun Day.  The Frisch Marionette Company will perform at 11:00 a.m. on the front lawn.  Frisch works in the traditional styles of 19th Century European Puppetry with a contemporary twist.  Every puppet is hand carved and every costume sewn and custom tailored for each character... read more
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Jr. Park Volunteers for June Jr. Naturalists
Darke County Parks invites students in grades 3-6 to join them for the June Jr. Naturalists program on Saturday, June 25th from 9:30am to 12pm at Shawnee Prairie Preserve on St. Rt. 502 west of Greenville. The June program will feature honeysuckle and garlic mustard. Honeysuckle smells terrific, but is non-native and invasive. That... read more
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Food and fun at DCCA’s “Barbecue and Blues”
Darke County Center for the Arts will host “Barbecue and Blues,” a family-friendly fundraiser at Turtle Creek Golf Course on Friday, July 15. The event opens at 6:30 p.m., with local favorites Higgins-Madewell providing their unique blend of strong vocals and amazing acoustic guitar work. Modern-day blues virtuoso Jay Jesse Johnson will be the... read more
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Full Strawberry Moon Hike with DCP
Summer is here; let’s explore! The hot days and long, warm evenings of summer make it a great time to explore the natural world. On Monday, June 20th at 9pm join a naturalist at Shawnee Prairie Preserve west of Greenville on St. Rt. 502 for an exciting summer walk. The hike starts late, hopefully the skies will clear to walk the trails of Shawnee by the... read more
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July’s Lunch on the Lawn
Get in the holiday weekend spirit on Friday July 1st at Lunch on the Lawn at the Greenville Public Library!  These events have become very popular with good reason - delicious food, a gorgeous setting, and fabulous music.  You’re welcome to bring a lawn chair or blanket and your own lunch - or purchase one at the white tent.  Or just stop by... read more
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Darke County Parks… Please sign up to help with summer camps!
Dates, times and topics listed below: *June 27-July 1 (Ages 13-15) - help needed 6/28, 6/29, 6/30 & 7/1: Adventure Zone, 10am - 4pm. NOTE:  These activities will be offsite, with 6/30 & 7/1 being an overnight; *July 6-8 (Ages 6-9) – help needed for all 3 days: Aquatic Adventures, 2pm – 4pm; *July 11-15 (Ages 10-12)  - help needed for all 5 days: Frontier Survival, 9am – 12pm... read more
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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, photography, handmade jewelry, dolls... read more
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“Family Fun Day” at Library
The Greenville Public Library presents its next “Family Fun Day” event on Wednesday June 22nd at 11:00 a.m.  Meet on the lawn under the shade trees and bring a blanket or lawn chair – ready to welcome back our favorite juggler Tom Sparough “The Space Painter.”  Tom's shows are  breathtakingly fun and always include tons of laughter, audience... read more
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Down to Earth Book Club
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 to discuss the work, enjoy some yummy treats, and suggest... read more
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World Blood Donor Day is June 14
CBC donors can help overcome challenges of summer 2016 - DAYTON, Ohio – “Blood Connects Us All” is the theme of 2016 World Blood Donor Day and Community Blood Center is observing the Tuesday, June 14 celebration by promoting awareness about a summer donation season that arrives with uncertainties. “It’s an opportunity... read more
Annie Oakley Barn Unveiling
Annie Oakley Barn Unveiling will be held at Bob & Donna Peters' Farmstead 10313 Greenville- St. Marys Rd, Ansonia, OH 45303 on Wednesday, June 15th, 4PM (Rain Date TBA). Light refreshments will be provided. Download flyer here
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Registration Now Open for July 12 Western Ohio Precision Ag Day
Registration is now open for the July 12 Western Ohio Precision Agriculture Day hosted by Ohio State University Extension, Darke and Miami County in partnership with Dr. John Fulton, Precision Agriculture Specialist, The Ohio State University. Focusing on precision placement opportunities, the daylong workshop is a chance for growers to learn... read more
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Milkweed Seed Available to Help Monarch Butterflies
Attention primary school teachers, scout leaders or non-profit organizations involved in environmental education or outreach, there is an exciting opportunity available for you to help monarch butterflies. The Ohio Prairie Nursery has milkweed seed available to share and plant to increase monarch butterfly habitat. A written proposal must be submitted... read more
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Grain Safety Awareness Program to be held June 14, Sam Custer
OSU Extension, Darke County - On June 14, a grain safety awareness program will be held at the Darke County Fairgrounds. Demonstrations using the Grain C.A.R.T. (Community Agricultural Rescue Trailer) — Ohio’s first portable grain rescue simulator will be done. When working around grain storage facilities, incidents such as slips, trips, falls... read more
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Coffee with the Commissioner
Saturday, June 18th, Commissioner Stegall will have a “Coffee with the Commissioner” at the Whistle Stop, 200 South Main in Ansonia. The coffee will take place from 8:00 a.m. until 10.00 a.m. Come on out, enjoy and cup of coffee, and discuss county issues. This is your chance to let your local officials know what you want in Darke County, and what is happening in the Commissioner’s office... read more
Pollinator Workshop to be held in Shelby County
As you’ve heard by now, Monarch butterflies, honey bees, and other pollinating insects have been declining at alarming rates throughout Ohio and the Midwest. Did you know that pollinators are responsible for over 15 billion dollars in agriculture each year? Without them, many of our favorite and most common foods would cease to exist. Adequate habitat is the most critical component lacking for many of these species. Ideal... read more
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Library Film Series Features The Lady Eve
A gorgeous and talented con artist sets her sights on a naive and vulnerable brewery heir. With the help of her father (and partner in crime), she woos him until he is putty in her hands. The only thing that doesn’t go according to her plan is what happens to her own heart: it softens to the gullible, good-hearted chump, and she falls in love. Her... read more
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Fly Fishing Basics at Darke County Parks
Join Phill Hollinger, Darke County Parks’ fly fishing expert, on Saturday, June 18th at 1pm at the Shawnee Prairie Preserve Nature Center to learn the basics of fly fishing. Participants will discuss technique, flies (where and when to use them), where to fly fish locally, and more. After covering the basics, students will look into other supplies... 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 June 18th 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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Hemmelgarn at “Family Fun Day”
The Greenville Public Library is thrilled to bring back crowd-favorite Mike Hemmelgarn to “Family Fun Day” this Wednesday June 15 at 11:00 a.m.  Mike always has a new and exciting performance featuring a custom blend of ventriloquist characters and a wild variety of comedy juggling with a splash of magic.  Mike's unique brand... read more
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Empowering Darke County Youth… Limited tutoring openings still available
More than 40 students will receive needed tutoring this summer courtesy of eight qualified tutors and education professionals. While afternoon and evening schedules are full at this time, there are still some spots available for morning sessions. This is a free tutoring program established by Empowering Darke County Youth. While it is targeted... read more
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Versailles Salutes the American Farmer
Versailles will Salute the American Farmer at this year’s Versailles Poultry Days June 10th-12th.  Celebrating its 65th anniversary the festival recognizes the men and women that created and maintain our area’s agricultural strength.  Agriculture the largest industry in Darke County and Ohio providing thousands of jobs in addition to feeding millions.  The area is a leader in poultry, livestock... read more
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Big Brothers Big Sisters… BBBS Rubber Duck Race and 5k Duck n Run/walk
Duck adoptions remain steady for the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby and Darke County, and Jennifer Bruns, Executive Director of the Shelby and Darke County agency, is hopeful to reach over 4000 ducks being launched this year.  Keeping with tradition, the person with the number on the winning duck wins the grand prize of $1000.00 and the next 12 ducks to follow win various prize... read more
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Poultry Days 2016 is Just Around the Corner!
The 65th Annual Versailles Poultry Days arrives June 10th, 11th, & 12th! Poultry Days, an annual community festival which began in 1952 to celebrate the area’s history as a leading poultry producer, is held the second full weekend in June. Arrive early to enjoy one of our World Famous chicken dinners. We expect to serve over 25,000 of these delicious... read more
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Jams & Jellies at the Library
Summer is the time of year to enjoy all the delicious fresh fruits that ripen in the heat.  Learn to capture them in jams and jellies!  Diane Barga returns to the Greenville Public Library Thursday June 9th at 6:30 p.m. to demonstrate how to make mouth-watering strawberry freezer jam.  You can take home a free jar just for attending!  Please... read more
Family Fest to be hosted by EUM Church
Kick off your Fourth of July weekend at Family Fest on July 2, 2016 at the Darke County Fairgrounds. This FREE event begins at 4:00 pm. Family Fest will host a day of free events for the entire family such as games, music, bouncy houses, corn hole, dunk tank, volleyball, face painting, Star 88.9, door prizes and lots more! There will also be information on hand to help families succeed and thrive, and a FREE meal for... read more
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Joseph at “Family Fun Day”
Again this summer the Greenville Public Library is hosting Wednesday “Family Fun Days” featuring top-notch talent that will entertain the whole family.  To start off the season June 8th the Library welcomes back Joseph Helfrich.  Joseph is a multi-instrument musician, singer, and storyteller who delights young and old alike.  His performance starts at 11:00 a.m... read more
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Street Art Saturday Series Coming to Downtown Greenville
Next weekend, a new event art series will begin in downtown Greenville! Street Art Saturdays will transform downtown Greenville into a spontaneous, outdoor performing arts venue on the second Saturdays of the summer season. The 2016 season includes the dates of June 11th, July 9th, and August 13th. The events... read more
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Paint Out at DCP by Greenville Art Guild
Join the Greenville Art Guild on Saturday June 11th at 10am at Shawnee Prairie Preserve as they utilize a variety of mediums to capture the beauty of nature. Artists will be located around the grounds and trails throughout the day, and they invite the public to come watch them work. Visitors can expect to see artists working with everything... 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 the... read more
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The Poultry Days Social Tent Schedules Rocks!
Poultry Days 2016 will continue the largest party in the area with an incredible lineup of musicians.  Nine live musical acts offer sounds ranging from familiar festival tunes, to alternative rock, to popular country.  With a Social Tent that can hold 2,000 people you can choose to be up front by the music or at a quiet table by the craft bar.  If... read more
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Meet the Mosquitoes at Darke County Parks
Join Grace Winhoven, former Darke County Parks Intern, on Friday, June 10th at 6pm at the Shawnee Prairie Preserve Nature Center to “meet the mosquitoes”.  The insects we love to hate have been in the news lately, and Darke County Parks is excited to have Grace shine a light on the mosquitoes of Ohio. She is majoring in entomology at Cornell University with a strong focus... read more
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