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Autism Awareness Month Presentation at Edison
April is National Autism Awareness Month. To shed light on this important issue, the Diversity Committee at Edison State Community College has invited Dr. Erendira Garcia-Lopez from the Office of Disability Services at Wright State University to give a presentation titled “Autism Spectrum Disorders and Higher Education.” The presentation will be held on Wednesday, April 6 at 12:30 p.m. in room 456 on the Piqua campus... read more
Monthly Joint Replacement Class at VHCC
Dr. Chad Weber, Rehab Medical Director for Versailles Health Care Center, along with Facility Rehab Director, Dr. Stephen Winner, held their monthly joint replacement class at Versailles Health Care Center on March 22, 2016.  Dr. Weber spoke about planning for joint replacement surgery.  He emphasized the importance of pre-planning your care before and after surgery.  According to Dr. Weber most people think that the surgeon will... read more
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Experience the memories… Rosemary’s Concert
Experience the memories of two sisters, and the passion of Rosemary Zell, pianist. Zell will be performing a concert at 2 p.m. on April 10 at the First Presbyterian Church in Greenville. Zell began her lessons at the age of five and continued them until she was 45. Her platform has always been church pianist. According to her daughter, Debb Summers, she has a “passion for music.” Her... read more
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Greenville Public Library… “Container Gardening” at Library
Caitlin Miller from Miller Flowers Greenhouse & Florist will present “Mixed Container Gardening” on Thursday April 7th at 6:30 in the upstairs meeting room at the Greenville Public Library.  “You’ll learn about container gardening, the spillers, fillers, and everything in between.”  She’ll talk about what flowers take less care and what flowers thrive best in different locations.  Miller Flowers... read more
Ag. Breakfast Meeting
Ag. Breakfast Meeting, Thursday, April 7, 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 May 5, 2016. Sam Custer, Extension Educator, Agriculture & Natural Resources.
Edison Stagelight Players Present Shakespeare’s “As You Like It”
This spring at Edison State Community College, the Edison Stagelight Players (ESP) will present William Shakespeare’s “As You Like It.” Performances are scheduled April 8, 9, 15, 16, all at 7:30 p.m. Additionally, one Sunday afternoon matinee is scheduled for April 17 at 3:30 p.m. All performances will be held in the Robinson Theater of the Piqua Campus. “As You Like It” is a breezy comedy about the art of courtship... read more
Spring Wellness Challenge, Diane Barga, OSU Extension, Darke County
The 2016 Spring Wellness Challenge is a free six week on-line email challenge designed to help participants improve their health by encouraging physical activity, enjoying healthy foods, and practicing sound fitness suggestions. Those who sign up will receive two weekly e-communications from Ohio State University Extension containing research based nutrition, health and fitness information. Additional tracking logs will be... read more
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Darke County Parks… Letterboxing Event held at DCP
On Saturday March 12th, local and nationwide letterboxers gathered at Shawnee Prairie Preserve Nature Center for a day of teaching and learning techniques like stamp carving and paper painting. Letterboxing is similar to geocaching in that it’s a treasure hunt based on clues or coordinates, but it uses rubber stamps and log books to track finds and letterboxer interaction... read more
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Downtown Greenville Farmers’ Market Vendor Open House
GREENVILLE, Ohio- Calling all crafters, artisans, gardeners, farmers and bakers! Have you considered selling your items at the Downtown Greenville Farmers’ Market? The market is presented by Main Street Greenville and they are looking for vendors! Celebrating its 18th year, the market will be open every Saturday morning, June 4th... read more
Historic Bears Mill… “Art at the Mill” begins new season with colorful exhibit
Historic Bear's Mill will open a new season of art exhibits in the Clark Gallery with the colorful work of painter Donna Pierce Clark and glass blower Jack Pine on display from Friday, April 8 through Sunday May 8. An informal opening night reception offering hors d'oeuvres and drinks will be held on April 8from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m., with the artists speaking about their work, methods, and inspirations at 7 p.m.This event is free and... read more
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Darke County Parks… 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... read more
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Main Street Greenville… Cure Cabin Fever with April’s First Friday
GREENVILLE, Ohio-  Is your family suffering from cabin fever? If so, get out of the house and spend some quality family time together during Main Street Greenville’s First Friday event on Friday, April 1st from 6-9 pm! During the event, there will be a small petting zoo on the courthouse lawn by Valley Exotic Zoo and the Darke County... read more
Planting for Hope
The Cancer Association of Darke County is sponsoring a Spring Plant Sale. $25 gift certificates are being sold for Hannah’s Garden Center. Hannah’s, in turn, will donate $5 to the CADC… download the flyer here.
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GCSD Woodland Primary… Kindergarten Registration
Greenville City Schools will be holding kindergarten registration on the following dates:  April  5-7, 2016 from 1:00 P.M.  - 7:00 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, immunization records, custody papers... read more
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Edison State to recognize administrative professionals
Edison State Community College will present a program on April 27 in recognition of Administrative Professional Day that salutes the many contributions of support staff throughout the area. The program is sponsored by the Office Systems & Administration Advisory Committee at Edison State Community College. The program is open... read more
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DCCA presents free event prior to Texas Tenors concert
Darke County Center for the Arts will present a free event prior to the upcoming sold-out concert by The Texas Tenors at Henry St. Clair Memorial Hall in Greenville on Saturday, April 16. The Tenors, John Hagen, Marcus Collins, and JC Fisher, will speak about their music, their journey, and their major influences, as well as... read more
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Darke County Parks… Volunteer Training - Amphibians
Come visit with the Dark County Park Naturalists and other volunteers while learning about amphibians!  This training/gathering will give you some natural history, recent scientific developments and talking points for interpretation.  When:  Monday, March 28 @ 2pm - Where:  Shawnee Prairie Nature Center, Assembly Room - What... read more
Edison State to host summer and fall enrollment event
Edison State Community College will host a special enrollment event for new and returning students on Saturday, April 9. The event will be held between the hours of 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Piqua and Darke County campuses and is designed to expedite the application and enrollment processes for summer classes that begin May 22 and fall classes that begin August 29. The portion of the enrollment event designated for new students will include... read more
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Greenville Art Guild hosting Doodled Rocks at DCP
On March 26th at 10am at the Shawnee Prairie Preserve Nature Center try your artistic skills on a new medium. The Greenville Art Guild is offering a free “Doodled Rocks” mini workshop in the Nature Center classroom for adults 18 years and older. No experience is needed, and all materials will be supplied by the Greenville Art Guild. Lunch is on your own. Doodling is the latest craze, so come... read more
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Ansonia Local Schools still taking kindergarten registrations
It’s not too late to sign up for kindergarten at Ansonia Elementary. Ansonia Local School is still taking registrations for the upcoming 2016-2017 school year.  Just come to the office between the hours of  8:00 am and 3:00 pm.   If you have a son or daughter who will attend next year, please make arrangements to stop in the school office during this time.  When you come to sign up, please bring... read more
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Moon Mouse to Light up DCCA Stage at Memorial Hall
DP&L sponsors Moon Mouse and DCCA Arts in Education programs - Darke County Center for the Arts Family Theatre Series will present Lightwire Theater's Moon Mouse: A Space Odyssey to close its 2015-2016 season on Sunday, April 3 at St. Clair Memorial Hall in Greenville, OH. Internationally recognized for their signature brand... 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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Darke SWCD Hosting Rain Barrel Workshop
The Darke Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) will be hosting a Rain Barrel Workshop on Wednesday, April 6th at 6:30pm at Shawnee Prairie Preserve (4267 State Route 502 West).  A rain barrel is a rain water collection system that stores rooftop runoff to be used later for activities such as lawn and garden watering, car washing or... read more
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Women’s Untold Stories: An Evening of Music, Dance, Art, and Theater
Music, dance, art, and theater are coming to the Mayflower Arts Center in Troy on April 1, 2016, at 7 p.m. Sponsored by Edison State Community College and the center as a benefit for the Family Abuse Shelter of Miami County, the program will feature 17 women from the college and the community displaying their talents as they salute... read more
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Third 5K Run/walk for the Dog Park
The Darke County Friends of the Shelter are having their 3rd 5K race to benefit the dog park.  Entrants may run or walk the event.  This race is part of the Darke County Wellness Challenge. The third annual 5K will be held at the Darke County Fairgrounds on  April 9, 2016 and 100% of the money will go to the dog park. You can participate with... read more
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Beverly Lewis Book-Signing
Beverly Lewis fans are in for a wonderful treat!  You can meet Beverly herself on Saturday April 2nd at 10:00 a.m. at Bread of Life Bookstore in Greenville (107 W. Main).  Bread of Life and the Greenville Public Library are pleased to co-sponsor this very special book-signing.  Bring your own books or purchase them that day.  Bread of Life has a great selection of... read more
Good Friday Community Services
“The Way of the Cross” -- March 25, 2016, 12:00 Noon – 2:00 PM; The Greater Greenville Ministerial Association is sponsoring Good Friday services on March 25, 2016, from 12 noon to 2 p.m. We will follow Christ as he made his way to the Cross down the Via Dolorosa beginning with the first station where he was condemned to die. Join us as we walk and pray the steps that Jesus took to Calvary. We begin our journey at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church and will end at St. Paul Lutheran Church... read more
Greenville Senior High School Orchestra to Present a Concert
The Greenville Senior High School Orchestra will present a concert on Tuesday, March 22 at 7pm at Memorial Hall.  The concert will showcase the technical and stylistic talents of the group.  Music for the evening will include Short Overture for Strings, Perseus and The Black Sea.  Also included for the evening will be the timeless Disney classic from Pocahontas, Colors of the Wind and the great Irish song Danny Boy. This wonderful evening of music... read more
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Attention Teachers! Students learn natural and cultural history
Darke County Parks offers hands-on, educational field trips that immerse students in natural and cultural history. Topics range from life cycles, to geology, to frontier life and everything in between. Naturalists are ready for students to visit their facilities, or they will visit the classroom YEAR-ROUND! Spring still has a few open dates to schedule a field trip, and May Naturalist-in-the-Classroom programs... read more
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VHCC… Some things take your breath away, others give it back
Versailles Health Care Center will be celebrating National Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week March 13th through the 19th.  Through this year’s theme “Some Things Take Your Breath Away, Others Give it Back”, Versailles Health Care Center will promote awareness about the role of pulmonary rehabilitation in enhancing the quality of... read more
Edison and Honda to Provide a Work-Study Program
High School Juniors, Seniors, and Parents Invited to Attend Information Session - Edison State Community College invites high school juniors, seniors, and their parents to learn more about the direct pathway developed to lead into a manufacturing career at Honda. This work-study program allows students to earn a two–year degree and possibly be debt–free upon completion. An information session will be held Thursday, April 14... read more
Cancer Survivor Memorial Walk
Save the date… June 5. Food, music, fun, family, friends and of course walking. Download a flyer here.
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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
VHCC Easter Bunny breakfast
Come enjoy a FREE breakfast with the Easter Bunny.  The Easter Bunny will be arriving early at Versailles Health Care Center!  This event will be held on Saturday, March 19, 2016, at 9 a.m.  The community is invited to Versailles Health Care Center for donuts and drinks and pictures with the Easter Bunny... read more
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Darke County Parks… Woodpecker Wonder at March Park P.A.L.S.
Darke County Park District invites children in kindergarten through 2nd grade to join them on March 19th from 9:30am to noon to discover woodpeckers during Park P.A.L.S! This month everyone will meet at the Nature Center on St. Rt. 502 west of Greenville to wonder at the world of woodpeckers. Students will wander the trails as they discover which... read more
Free joint replacement class March 22
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 Tuesday, March 22, 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... read more
Genealogical Society to present Cemetery Symbols program
Angela Hoschouer in cooperation with Darke County Genealogical Society will present a program on Cemetery Symbols on Sunday, April 3,2016 at 2:00 p.m. at Garst Museum.  Have you ever wandered through a cemetery and wondered about the meanings of the designs carved on old gravestones?  Thousands of different religious and secular symbols and emblems have adorned tombstones through the ages, indicating... read more
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DCCA presents Sarah Goslee Reed in Arcanum
Singer/songwriter Sarah Goslee Reed will perform at Arcanum Historical Society's Wayne Trail House on Thursday, March 31 as part of Darke County Center for the Arts' Coffeehouse Series; the show begins at 7 p.m. “Sarah sings about beauty and the natural world, as well as love and loss ,” said DCCA Artist Director Keith Rawlins. “Her richly... read more
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Garst Museum … Free Lecture on the Myths and Mysteries of Ohio
Have you heard of Eugene, the mummy, in Sabina, Ohio? Have you always wanted to know more about the aliens at Wright Patterson Air Force Base? Or how about legends about the historic Victoria Theater in Dayton? Author Sandra Gurvis will talk about these and many other interesting Ohio phenomena. The next program in Garst Museum... read more
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Main Street Greenville… Artists Wanted for New Street Art Saturday Program!
Street Art Saturdays will transform downtown Greenville into outdoor performing arts festivals with musicians and visual artists sharing their talents with the community, as people gather in the district. In tandem with the flourishing Farmers’ Market, Street Art Saturdays will foster the vibrant energy in downtown Greenville making... read more
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Candidates Night on Wave Channel 5
Did you miss seeing the candidates at the recent League of Women Voters’ Candidates Night?  You can watch the candidates on Wave Channel 5/Greenville Public Access TV. Please be sure to see the program at the many convenient times. It lasts 1 hour and 15 minutes and will be broadcast without any editing at the following:  Thursday, March... read more
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Egg Dyeing; Naturally at Darke County Parks
Darke County Park District invites everyone to join them on March 19th at 1pm to discover natural Easter egg dyeing! White, brown, blue, and orange are a few of the colors participants could achieve while dyeing eggs. Mara Cox will share her Latvian heritage of dyeing eggs naturally. All the registered participants will get the chance to combine... read more
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Greenville City Schools… Jump-start to Kindergarten… Pre-School Parent Meeting
The meeting is scheduled to take place March 29, 6-7 p.m. at Woodland Primary School. What will be covered: How to prepare your child for kindergarten. What we do in kindergarten. The importance of parent involvement/support. What a typical day looks like. How to register & have your child screened. Attendance and truancy policies. Question and... read more
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CBC… Union City Lions to host St. Patrick’s Day blood drive
Get complete events list reminders below - The Union City Lions Club will sponsor a community blood drive Monday, March 14 from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Union City City Building community room, 105 North Columbia St., celebrating St. Patrick’s Day week and the arrival of spring. Everyone who registers to donate will receive the Community... read more
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Greenville Public Library… Quilt Show at Library
The Towne Squares Quilt Club will again hold a show and workshop at the Library on Saturday March 19th from 9:00 to 4:00.  This is always a great opportunity to observe and ask questions as the quilters ply their talents and to enjoy their finished handiwork. The Club of 45-50 members still holds its business meeting with a program the 3rd... read more
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Greenville Public Library… Film Series Screens Ida
In March Greenville Public Library's Third Floor Film Series will be a screening Ida.  This 2013 Polish film is by far the most recent film we've in this series and only our second foreign language film.  Shot in moody but beautiful black and white, the film tells the story of a young woman's personal awakening as she comes to grips with her past, her family... read more
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Darke County Parks … DCP to Host Local Archeologist Book Signing
Join author and leading female Ohio archeologist, Elaine Holzapfel for a book signing and presentation on her second book, Archeology and Artifacts of Darke County and Vicinity on Saturday, April 16th at 1pm at the Shawnee Prairie Preserve Nature Center. She’s been interested in prehistoric artifacts and the people who produced them since... read more
OSU Extension… “Building Blocks I” parenting class planned
OSU Extension, Darke County, has scheduled a “Building Blocks I” parenting series.  The classes will be held April 11, 18 and 25, 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 I” parenting classes are for parents who wish to develop better parenting skills or parenting techniques for children ages 0-6... 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
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2016 Poultry Days Theme: Salute to The American Farmer
The Poultry Days committee extends invitations to past Royalty; searches for past photos and programs - In advance of the upcoming festival, and to allow parade and festival goers to prepare, the Poultry Days Board is proud to announce the 2016 theme, which recognizes the hard working farmers who keep our poultry and agricultural tradition alive... read more
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Last Month of Project FeederWatch
Calling all birders! Join Darke County Park District, and participate in the last month of Project FeederWatch, every Tuesday and Wednesday from 9:30-11:30am through March 30th. This is a unique ‘Citizen Science’ program organized by Cornell University which studies winter bird populations. Observations from here in... read more
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Author’s Night with David Nilsen
Friday March 18th marks the Friends of the Greenville Public Library’s next Author’s Night and it promises to be very special. Featured author is David Nilsen who publishes the Library’s online literary journal Fourth & Sycamore.  Held in the beautiful venue of Montage Cafe in downtown Greenville, doors open at 6:00 with the program at 7:00.  Enjoy something... read more
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