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Edison State and Honda Team Up for Work-Study Program
Edison State Community College invites current students, high school juniors, seniors, and their parents to learn more about the direct pathway developed to lead students 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... read more
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Building Blocks II parenting class planned
OSU Extension, Darke County, has scheduled a “Building Blocks II” parenting series.  The classes will be held March 13 and 20, 2017 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... read more
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Learn Backyard Sugaring with DCP
Just in time for the upcoming maple sugaring season, join Darke County Parks to master a new woodland skill. At Shawnee Prairie on Saturday Feb. 18th at 10am participants will learn how to tap their 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... read more
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State Senator Bill Beagle… 2018 Legislative Fellowship Program
COLUMBUS - State Senator Bill Beagle (R-Tipp City) today announced that the Ohio Legislative Service Commission is accepting applications through April 1, 2017 for the 2018 Legislative and Telecommunications Fellowship Program. The Commission will hire 24 fellows to serve in the Ohio General Assembly for the 2018 calendar year. "Legislative fellows... read more
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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 3rd from 6-9 pm allows you to eat and sip your way through the urban-spirited district. It’s the... read more
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VHCC National Heart Health Month special presentation
Versailles Health Care Center, a skilled nursing and rehabilitation center, is hosting a free Love Your Heart seminar on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 6 pm at the health care center in celebration of National Heart Health Month.  Jordan D. Francis, MPH, Director of Wellness Services at Wayne HealthCare will be sharing his presentation, “Wellness: The Best... read more
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Edison State Brings Best Selling Author to Area
Edison State Community College will welcome New York Times Best Selling Author, Kelsey Timmerman on March 1, 2017, to discuss his book, Where am I Wearing? The events are being offered free charge and are open to the community. A Darke County native, Timmerman will engage listeners during two sessions on March 1. The first speaking engagement... read more
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DCP Offers Worm Composting Class
On Thursday February 23rd at 6pm Darke County Parks will be hosting a worm composting class at the Nature Center. Participants are invited to learn how indoor vermicomposting helps people and the environment. Explore the truths and myths associated with compost while the naturalist staff leads you through all aspects of worm bin... read more
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Edison State Welcomes Disney Institute to Piqua
PIQUA, OH-Disney Institute is bringing its renowned professional development course, Disney's Approach to Quality Service, to Piqua on Thursday, April 6, 2017. Sponsored by Edison State Community College, the one-day event will help area professionals begin to examine how they can differentiate their service to become a provider of... read more
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Start Talking! Students Invited to Create Videos to Support Start Talking! Drug Prevention Initiative - 1/19/2017 - The Drug Free Action Alliance and the Start Talking! drug prevention program, through support from Verizon, are inviting Ohio students in grades 6 through 12, to test their creativity and produce 60-second videos offering tips on how adults and other youth can have frequent and honest conversations about substance abuse... read more
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Love to Recycle at February Park P.A.L.S.
Darke County Park District invites children in kindergarten through 2nd grade to join them on February 11th from 10am to 12pm at the Shawnee Prairie Nature Center to explore recycling during Park P.A.L.S! Fall head over heels with saving the environment! Explore how recycling works and ways you can reduce the amount you throw away. We... read more
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Midmark Offering $20,000 Technical Scholarship
DAYTON, Ohio, Feb. 1, 2017 — Midmark Corp. (“Midmark”), is offering a $20,000 technical scholarship to a graduating high school senior who is a resident of Darke, Miami, Mercer, Auglaize or Shelby County high schools. Eligible seniors must be pursuing a bachelor’s degree at an accredited four-year university in computer science, engineering, information technology, computer information systems or management information systems. This scholarship... read more
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ODE Announces Summer Food Service Program Plans
With the help of numerous sponsoring agencies and stakeholders, the Summer Food Service Program feeds thousands of children in Ohio. Since 2014, Ohio has increased participation in the program by 10 percent. Despite these numbers, many Ohio parents and caregivers continue to make difficult choices every day in order to provide for... read more
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Greenville Poets at Author’s Night
It’s a special treat to host The Greenville Poets on Author’s Night!  Their theme this year is “Where did this poem come from?”  Together with the audience they will explore the whole range of life through poetry that is touching, poignant, deep-felt, happy, sad, and funny. And at this event we will meet the latest addition to their group, Aimee Noel!  Aimee is a... read more
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Main Street Greenville… Second Annual Giving Gala
Get your tickets and put your dancing shoes on! Main Street Greenville is pleased to present the 2nd annual Giving Gala. This fundraising event will be held Saturday, Feb. 18 from 6 pm – midnight at Romer’s Catering and Entertainment Facility, 118 E. Main Street, Greenville. The all-inclusive evening features dinner, a presentation, live music, and dancing. A... read more
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Darke County Parks… Meet the Animal Ambassadors at DCP
From the tiny brown snake to the Great Horned Owl, Darke County Parks have many species waiting to meet you! Join a naturalist on Saturday, February 11th at 2pm to visit with the animals. Learn why these animals live at the Nature Center and what it takes to care for them on a daily basis. Find out why each is an important part of the ecosystem... read more
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Abraham Lincoln at the Library
Join Abraham Lincoln on Thursday February 16th at the Greenville Public Library!  He will speak at two separate events and you are invited to attend one or both.  Each event is ticketed so please pick up your free admission tickets at the Reference Desk.  All ages are welcome! President Lincoln will present “A Biography of Lincoln’s Life” at 4:00 p.m... read more
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Winter Hiking Series: Full Snow Moon Hike
Winter’s chilly weather brings with it unique hiking opportunities, and Darke County Parks is going to grab them. On February 9th at 6:30pm join a naturalist at Eidson Woods Preserve on the corner of St. Rt. 502 West and Palestine-Union City Rd. to enjoy the full snow moon. Remember to dress for the cold evening temperatures and to bring a flashlight... read more
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Winter Y Day, From Kelly Harrison & We Are the Majority
Recovery & Wellness Center/We are the Majority will be hosting a “Winter at the Y” event for kindergarten through 6th grade students!  The event includes activities for any Darke County K-6th grader, led by the We are the Majority Prevention teens, such as leadership and teambuilding games, swimming, bounce houses, pizza, etc.  The event will be Friday, February 17th from 5-8 at the Greenville YMCA... read more
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2017 Tree Sale Underway
The Darke Soil & Water Conservation District is conducting its annual tree seedling sale until March 24th. 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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Darke County Parks… Help Us Make Maple Syrup!
Maple sap needs YOU to become maple syrup! Cold Nights And Warming Rays Bring Running Sap for Maple Syrup Days. Have you ever wanted to learn how maple syrup is made?  Perhaps you already know and want to teach others.  Either way, we could use your help this maple sugar season. Sap is a fickle thing, running fast for a few days then... read more
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Local & Area Blood Drives for February
Local sponsors are helping to boost the blood supply during the heart of winter with community blood drives. Community Blood Center is offering the “Rise, Shine & Give” ceramic coffee tumbler to everyone who registers to donate.  Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call 1-800-388-GIVE. Winter presents many... read more
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Down to Earth Book Club
The Darke County Park District would like to remind everyone about the Down to Earth Book Club’s winter selection. For their fifth season, they will read 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus by Charles C. Mann. This work of science, history, and archeology radically alters our understanding of the Americas... read more
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“Lunch & Learn” at Library
The Greenville Public Library's second “Lunch & Learn" will take place Wednesday February 1st at 12:30 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room.  This monthly event is part of the Library's Wellness Program and is open to the public.  Participation is limited to 20 people so register right away by calling the Library at 548-3915.  Lunch is provided by Brenda's... read more
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EUM Church… Revive OHIO Outreach Event
Revive OHIO will continue to reach Darke County for Christ on Friday and Saturday, February 10 and 11. This is an entirely FREE event, including the seminar, and will be held at the EUM Worship Center, 1451 Sater Street, Greenville, Ohio. The Outreach Seminar featuring Steve Bowen, is titled “Learn How to Share God’s Love in Your Community... read more
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DCCA announces “Off to the Isle 2017”
Win a Trip to Ireland this March - Darke County Center for the Arts wishes you the luck of the Irish this spring with the return of the 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... read more
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Council on Rural Services… Enroll your Child in Art Class
GREENVILLE – The Art-Rageous Experience – Children’s Art Program is continuing the winter session of art classes for children.  In these classes children get to experience many different kinds of art each Saturday morning with a professional artist teaching the class. The parent also attends during the hour for support and encouragement while... read more
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First Presbyterian Church… Swingin’ With the Saints! to perform
Swingin' With the Saints!, a FREE concert for the community, will be presented on February 12 at 3:00 pm. This annual concert offers an hour of musical entertainment in various styles including classical, gospel, Latin and patriotic. The artists performing are vocalists Bevin Fields and Don Lockhart, and violinist Alex Vehre. Terri Fryman... read more
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DCP Offers Pollinator Clinic
Darke County Parks invites everyone to attend the Pollinator Clinic on Saturday, February 4th at 1pm at the Nature Center. Anyone who visited Shawnee Prairie last summer or fall surely noticed the beautiful wildflowers lining the park entrance and adjacent field. Contrary to popular belief, the blooms were not installed for human enjoyment... read more
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Get Out of Debt with Financial Peace University
Would you like to achieve your financial goals by eliminating debt, saving for the future and giving like never before? If so, Financial Peace University (FPU) is a great place to start! FPU is a 9-week life-changing program that teaches you practical applications to help you take control of your money and learn to live debt free. EUM... read more
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Nealeigh to speak at PERI
Nikki Nealeigh,  Community Services Representative with the Village Green Health Campus, will be the guest speaker at the Public Employee Retirees, Inc. (PERI) Luncheon meeting on Monday, February 6, at the VFW on Ohio Street, Greenville.   The meeting begins at 11:30 a.m. and is open to anyone who has retired under the Ohio... read more
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Waterhemp – Time to take Action, Sam Custer, OSU Extension, Darke County
OSU Extension, Darke County will hold a very important meeting regarding the infestation of  waterhemp in Darke County.   The meeting will take place at the Anderson Marathon Ethanol plant on Tuesday, February 7 at 6:00 p.m.  Dr. Mark Loux and Dr. Jeff Stachler will discuss the situation we are in, identification, biology and strategies for control. This meeting will be critical to your success... read more
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Main Street Greenville… Tickets are selling fast
Get your tickets and put your dancing shoes on! Main Street Greenville is pleased to present the 2nd annual Giving Gala! This fundraising event will be held Saturday, Feb. 18 from 6 pm - midnight at Romer’s Catering and Entertainment Facility, 118 E. Main Street, Greenville. The all-inclusive evening features dinner, a presentation, live music... read more
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DCCA presents award-winning Latini in Arcanum
Darke County Center for the Arts will present award-winning singer/guitarist John Latini in concert onThursday, February 9 at Arcanum Historical Society's Wayne Trail House; the show, one of DCCA's Coffeehouse Series presentations, starts at 7 p.m. According to DCCA Artistic Director Keith Rawlins, Latini is a three-time winner at the Detroit Blues Challenge. “However... read more
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4-H Open House to be Held
Although the deadline to become a 4-H member in Darke County is not until April 1, 2017, now is the time to begin thinking about joining a 4-H club. If you or someone you know is interested in learning more about the 4-H program in Darke County, plan to attend the 4-H Open House, Monday, February 13, from 6:30pm-8:00pm, at All Seasons Place... read more
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DCCA presents Award-Winning musicians at Memorial Hall
Darke County Center for the Arts will present We Banjo 3, a band from Galway, Ireland that plays a blend of traditional Irish, old time, and bluegrass music, on Saturday, February 4 at Henry St. Clair Memorial Hall in Greenville. According to DCCA Artistic Director Keith Rawlins, members of the band have won numerous awards in their native... read more
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Coffee with the Commissioner
The new year is upon us, and with that new hopes and challenges. This is my 7th year as Commissioner and keeping a promise I made back then, I will continue to meet with our citizens to discuss issues important to them. Since I was elected, my first Coffee was held at A&B Coffee in Greenville. I will continue with that this year with my first “Coffee with... read more
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Seed Swap Day at January Jr. Naturalists
Darke County Parks invites students in grades 3-6 to join them for the Jr. Naturalists program on Saturday, January 28th from 9:30am to 12pm at Shawnee Prairie Preserve on St. Rt. 502 west of Greenville.  This month will focus on seeds and biodiversity. Seeds were one of the first commodities valued and traded. For millennia... read more
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Duopa RN Specialist to Speak at Power Over Parkinson’s Group
Versailles Health Care Center is pleased to invite the community to its monthly event for people with Parkinson’s Disease and their families! Power Over Parkinson’s meets monthly to empower, socialize, and learn. This month, we are looking forward to learning from our guest speaker, Chris Sheridan, BSN, RN. He is a Duopa RN Specialist with... read more
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Annual Seed Swap at Library
The Greenville Public Library's “Growing Harvest Seed Library” will host its annual “Seeds 4 All: Seed Swap” on Thursday February 2nd at 5:00 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room.  Bring your extra seeds and trade them for something you need or have been wanting to try.  Remember, these are heirloom, open-pollinated seeds that... read more
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Naturally Fit Series with DCP
Darke County Parks is hosting a series of fitness programs called Naturally Fit occurring the third Monday of every month. Everyone wants to lead healthier lives and spend more time outdoors. However, workout machines aren’t always environmentally friendly, gyms aren’t very exciting, and the cold winter weather makes it even less appealing... read more
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Ted Grote Photo Sale at Library 
On Friday January 27th the Greenville Public Library will host the Ted Grote Photo Sale and Open House.  At this time and for some weeks the late photographer’s many portraits, lands-capes, and group photos will be available to the public for a small donation.  Ted’s estate gifted the Library with his legacy to use as a fundraiser for its benefit... read more
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Bowl For Kids’ Sake 2017
Mark those calendars! Bowl For Kids’ Sake 2017 is scheduled for March 3 & 4, 2017, at Bel-Mar Lanes in Sidney & Treaty Lanes in Greenville.  This year’s Theme is Hawaiian to help celebrate the festive theme come dressed in your Hawaiian attire. Bowl for Kids’ Sake serves as the largest fundraiser for the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby... read more
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Managing Arthritis seminar at VHCC
Versailles Health Care Center, a skilled nursing and rehabilitation center, is hosting a FREE seminar titled “Managing Arthritis from Head to Toe” on Thursday, February, 2, 2017 at 6 pm. The pain and loss of function associated with arthritis affects more than 50 million adults. Dr. Safet Hatic and Dr. Chad Weber, from Orthopedic Associates of Southwest... read more
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Project FeederWatch at DCP
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 with... read more
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Laura Ingalls Wilder musical comes to Memorial Hall
Darke County Center for the Arts Family Theatre Series will present Laura Ingalls Wilder on Sunday, January 29 at 2 p.m. at Henry St. Clair Memorial Hall in Greenville. One of the most beloved of ArtsPower National Touring Theatre's productions, the show chronicles the exciting adventures of the Ingalls family as they travel across the prairie. “Each character in the show in their own way embodies the pioneering... read more
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2017 Soybean College Offered in Darke County, Sam Custer, OSU Extension, Darke County
OSU Extension, Darke County will be hosting the 2017 Soybean College on Tuesday, February 7.  This will be a rare opportunity where The Ohio State University will have all of its state specialists working with soybeans at one meeting focusing on soybean production. This workshop will feature Dr. Laura Lindsey, Soybean/Wheat Extension Specialist; Dr. Kelley Tilmon, Field Crop Extension Entomologist... read more
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VACC honors Bey, Jr. as COY; T&CP with People-Pride-Progress
The Versailles Area Chamber of Commerce has named Jerome F. Bey, Jr., their 2017 Citizen of the Year; Towne & Country Players will be honored with the People-Pride-Progress Award at the Versailles Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet on Monday, January 30th. Bey is a lifelong resident of Versailles, where he attended St. Denis Catholic... read more
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“Nature Did It First” at DCP
Flight, nature did it first. Velcro, nature did it first. Umbrellas, nature did it first. Join Darke County Parks for a program on biomimicry on Thursday, January 19th at 6:30pm at Shawnee Prairie. Biomimicry is when we look to nature for inspiration and innovation for our own tools, buildings and even art. The adaptations of plants and animals have... read more
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Maple Sugarin’ at the Prairie School Programs
Darke County Parks invites teachers to bring their classes out to the park for their favorite seasonal school program: “Nature’s Sweet Treat.” This program allows students to observe the process of turning sap into the sweetest of nature’s treats, maple syrup! Topics will cover the science behind maple syrup as well as the rich cultural history of maple... read more
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Library Film Features Trouble in Paradise
Trouble in Paradise (1932) is a witty and racy pre-Code comedy that tells the story of two master con-artists (Herbert Marshall and the inimitable Miriam Hopkins) who fall in love after trying to pull cons on each other. When their money runs out, they must find a rich and gullible victim to unwittingly fund their expensive lifestyle. They target... read more
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DCCA presents “A Taste of Wine and Jazz XXX”
Darke County Center for the Arts will present “A Taste of Wine and Jazz XXX” on Friday, January 20 at 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... read more
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Greenville Public Library… Katie Gabbard at Library
Join us at the Greenville Public Library on Saturday January 21st at 1:00 pm for a beautiful program “Perfect Flowers for Your Unforgettable Wedding” by Katie Gabbard from The Ivy League.  “Whether your idea of a perfect wedding is a festive evening gala or a rustic woodland shindig, fresh flowers and embellishments are the way to express your personal style and create an event... read more
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Broom Making Class at DCP
Back by popular demand, Darke County Parks will again host master broom maker, Frank Rouse at Shawnee Prairie’s Nature Center on Friday and Saturday, January 20th and 21st. Frank has over 40 years of experience making brooms of all shapes and sizes and loves passing on the skill he learned from his grandfather. This time participants will... read more
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Midmark to Expand Engineering Department—Hosts Open House
Inviting engineers to learn about the company and experience its culture… DAYTON, Ohio, Jan. 5, 2017 — Midmark Corp. (“Midmark”) today announced that it is expanding its engineering team and will host a recruiting open house on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017, from 5 to 9 p.m. in the Midmark Education Center, located at 60 Vista Drive, Versailles... read more
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Bird and Bird Feeding at Library
Join the Greenville Public Library for a fun and timely program on “Birds and Bird Feeding” on Wednesday January 18th at 6:00 pm.  Kathi McQueen, Naturalist and Volunteer Coordinator at the Darke County Park’s Shawnee Nature Center, will instruct you on how to successfully attract birds to your backyard.  Discover the species you’re likely... read more
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DCP to Offer Blacksmithing Classes
Darke County Parks would like to invite anyone interested in learning basic blacksmithing skills to join the beginners class on January 21st from 1pm to 4pm. Students will learn about the different tools used in the trade as well as the parts of the anvil. They will also learn about the background of the blacksmith and his role in history. Those wishing... read more
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Winter Hiking Series: Full Wolf Moon Hike
Winter’s chilly weather brings with it unique hiking opportunities, and Darke County Parks is going to grab them. On January 12th at 6pm join a naturalist at Shawnee Prairie Preserve on St. Rt. 502 just west of Greenville to enjoy the full wolf moon. Remember to dress for the cold evening temperatures and to bring a flashlight if you choose. In the... read more
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Birds of a Feather at January Park P.A.L.S.
Darke County Park District invites children in kindergarten through 2nd grade to join them on January 14th from 10am to 12pm at the Shawnee Prairie Nature Center to explore birds during Park P.A.L.S! Who is gathered at the Nature Center’s warm and cozy bird window this winter? Are they here year round, or do they migrate? Learn the answers to this... read more
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Give a Hoot at January DCP Preschool Program
Darke County Parks Naturalist, Mandy Martin, invites preschoolers to join her for the January Parent and Preschool Adventures programs. Whoooo is it that calls in the night? Explore the owls of Ohio through song, story, games, and crafts. The secretive, silent hunters will delight the senses of every preschooler. The “Little Explorers” class for... read more
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2017 Agriculture Outlook Meeting, Sam Custer, OSU Extension, Darke County
What does 2017 look like for Western Ohio farmers and agricultural businesses? Learn what to expect this year during an agricultural outlook meeting February 3 at noon presented by agriculture economists and swine specialist with the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University. The presentation is part of the 2017... read more
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Author’s Night 2017
Mark your calendars for a fabulous Author’s Night series 2017! The Friends of the Library sponsor these classy events each winter to enrich the community’s literary experience and to offer fun Friday night get-togethers during the cold months. Held at Montage Cafe in downtown Greenville where delicious food & drink can be purchased, the evening... read more
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Darke County Parks Volunteer Open House
Start the new year off right by signing up as a volunteer with Darke County Parks! Park staff will be hosting a Volunteer Open House on Saturday, Jan. 14th at 2pm at Shawnee Prairie Nature Center. The open house will feature an overview of the volunteer program, special events, programing, and regular operations. Veteran volunteers will be... read more
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True Woman: Cry Out! Women’s Conference at EUM Church
On September 23, 1857, Manhattan businessman Jeremiah Lanphier hosted a prayer meeting at noon. While only six people showed up, within a short period of time upward of 10,000 people were meeting in various churches for prayer every day at noon. Some estimate that one million people came to faith in Christ as a result of what became... read more
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Learn about Winter Survival Shelters with DCP
Give me shelter. Many people spend a fair amount of time outdoors, and while many do not choose to camp during the cold winter months, it’s nice to know how to set up a shelter in the event of an emergency while on the trails. Join Darke County Parks as they welcome back Rob Simpson from the Canteen Shop for a winter shelter building course... read more
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“Lunch & Learn” at Library
The Greenville Public Library is launching a new health program called “Lunch & Learn.”  These monthly events will feature a guest speaker in the health and wellness field followed by a healthy lunch.  The public is invited to enjoy these informative and life-enhancing events as part of making 2017 a year of improved vitality and wellbeing. Our kick-off “Lunch & Learn... read more
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Winter Encampment at DCP
Darke County Parks invites everyone to visit their log house on Saturday, January 7th from 9am to 11am or 1pm to 3pm. The Wilcox family has graciously extended their hospitality and the use of their opulent log home to a group of long hunters traveling through the Ohio territory during these bitter months. They will have a roof over their heads and a... read more
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Area Blood Drives in January
‘Rise, Shine & Give’ during January National Blood Donor Month - DAYTON, Ohio – CBC is encouraging donors to “Rise, Shine & Give” at area community blood drives. Community Blood Center is offering the “Rise, Shine & Give” ceramic coffee tumbler to everyone who registers to donate.  Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online... read more
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EUM Church Hosts grief Share Class
Losing a loved one can be difficult even as a Christian. Griefshare is a place to come and be cared for, a place to talk about your loss, and learn how to deal with your grief. There is a video presentation, discussion, and then a workbook as we share together. GriefShare is a 13-week program that will begin Tuesday, January 10... read more
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Project FeederWatch at DCP
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
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West Ohio Agronomy Day Jan. 9, From Sam Custer, OSU Extension, Darke County
The 2017 West Ohio Agronomy Day will be held on Monday, January 9th at St. Michael’s Hall in Fort Loramie.  A light breakfast will be available starting at 8 a.m. with a marketing update from Sunrise Cooperative at 8:30 a.m.  At 9 a.m. the Private Pesticide Applicator Recertification (Core and Categories 1, 2, and 6) and the two-hour Fertilizer Applicator Certification... read more
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Cancer Association of Darke County… Annual Gourmet Dinner
Would you like to win a Gourmet Dinner for 8? Tickets are available for $5 each or 6 for $25.  All the winner will need to do is  choose the date and place for the dinner and invite 7 of their family/friends to come and share the meal with them. The meal will be prepared by the Gourmet Dinner Club. The deadline for purchasing tickets is... read more
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Naturally Fit Series with DCP
Darke County Parks is hosting a series of fitness programs called Naturally Fit occurring the third Monday of every month. Everyone wants to lead healthier lives and spend more time outdoors. However, workout machines aren’t always environmentally friendly, gyms aren’t very exciting, and the cold winter weather makes it even less appealing. Besides... read more
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Winter Hiking Series: Birds of Winter Hike
Winter’s brisk weather brings with it unique beauty. Join Darke County Parks to seek out these seasonal sights and hiking opportunities. On December 31st at 9am join a naturalist at Shawnee Prairie Preserve just west of Greenville on St. Rt. 502 to explore the world of winter birds. The program will begin with a quick presentation on possible... read more
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Christmas Tree Recycling at DCP
Live Christmas trees are beautiful, fragrant, and steeped in Yuletide traditions, but many wonder what to do with it after the season is over. Darke County Parks in conjunction with Darke County Solid Waste are again offering their Christmas Tree Recycling program. Drop off live Christmas trees at Shawnee Prairie Preserve on St. Rt... read more
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OSU Extension Internship Opportunities, Sam Custer
We will have two internship opportunities in Darke County this summer. One will be an ACRES intern like have hosted the past two years.  Different this year will be that the intern will be based in Miami County but will continue to work with me doing On Farm Research. • The Ohio State University Agronomic Crops Team will lead a summer program in 2017 aimed... read more
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First Presbyterian offers Christmas Events
The First Presbyterian Church of Greenville offers two events celebrating the upcoming Christmas Season. The first is a Christmas Cantata: “Morning Star: Celebrating the Everlasting Light of Christmas on Dec. 18. The second is and inspirational, warm, uplifting piano recital on Christmas Eve. The Christmas Eve Candlelight Service will be an... read more
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An Evergreen Christmas at December Jr. Naturalists
Darke County Parks invites students in grades 3-6 to join them for the Jr. Naturalists program on Saturday, December 17th from 9:30am to 12pm at Shawnee Prairie Preserve on St. Rt. 502 west of Greenville.  From the sweeping white pine needles to the prickly blue spruce, Christmas conifers come in many different forms. We’ll discover why these plants are such a Yuletide tradition... read more
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The Deep and Snowy Wood at December Preschool at DCP
Darke County Parks Naturalist, Mandy Martin, invites preschoolers to join her for the December Parent and Preschool Adventures programs. The “Little Explorers” class for 2-3 year olds will be held on December 14th from 10am to 11am, and the “Seedlings” class for 4-5 year olds will be held on December 15th from 10am to 11am... read more
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Winter Hiking Series: Full Cold Moon Hike
Winter’s chilly weather brings with it unique Hiking opportunities, and Darke County Parks is going to grab them. On December 13th at 5:30pm join a naturalist at Turkeyfoot Preserve on Bishop Rd. just west of St. Rt. 121 south of Greenville to enjoy the full cold moon. Remember to dress for the cold evening temperatures and to bring a flashlight... read more
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GHS Vocal Music Christmas Concert
GREENVILLE - The Greenville High School Vocal Music Christmas Concert - Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree - will be held on Monday, December 12 at 7:00 pm at St. Clair Memorial Hall.  Doors open at 6:30 pm. Reserve and general admission seats are available this year. Tickets may be purchased at The Flower Patch, 104 Rhoades... read more
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DCCA presents unique performance for junior high students
Darke County Center for the Arts will present AudioBody in an Arts In Education performance for junior high students on Wednesday, December 14 and Thursday, December 15 at St. Clair Memorial Hall in Greenville. The second of DCCA's 2016-2017 season of Arts In Education programs which are presented free of charge to students in all grades of each... read more
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Early Morning Discovery Hike Winter Schedule Change
The Darke County Park District invites the public to join them every first and third Tuesday mornings at 8am at Shawnee Prairie Preserve for their Early Morning Discovery Hikes. These hikes allow adults a chance to watch the seasons change and to discover the many life forms in their own backyard. Invigorating winter morning... read more
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ASP looking for qualified tutors
Empowering Darke County Youth is looking for qualified adults to work in its After School Program. Individuals must love kids and be experienced working with youngsters, typically K-6. Most need help in homework while others need help with their basic skills such as reading, writing and math. Empowering’s After School Program meets... read more
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Coyote Howl at December Park P.A.L.S.
Darke County Park District invites children in kindergarten through 2nd grade to join them on December 10th from 10am to 12pm to explore coyotes during Park P.A.L.S! Explore the world of Ohio’s largest wild canine! Students are encouraged to bring their sense of adventure as they learn how these predators fit in to the ecosystem and... read more
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Donors can be ‘a force for good’ with Star Wars Rogue T-shirt
Community Blood Center is thanking donors for being “a force for good” with the “Rogue Blood Donor – A Story of Hope” Star Wars inspired t-shirt, free to everyone who registers to donate.  Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call 1-800-388-GIVE. The Star Wars saga, a favorite science fiction... read more
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Naturally Fit Series with DCP
Darke County Parks is hosting a 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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DCCA presents A Christmas Carol at St. Clair Memorial Hall
Darke County Center for the Arts will present Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol at Henry St. Clair Memorial Hall in Greenville on Saturday, December 17 at 8 p.m. According to DCCA Artistic Director Keith Rawlins, the beloved tale of redemption and joy will be performed by the National Touring Company of the North County Center for the Arts, which... read more
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Farm Management School to be Offered in Darke County, From Sam Custer
According to AgWeek, “the most recent U.S. Department of Agriculture statistics show that the number of farmers ages 25 to 34 is growing nationwide. That’s the result of strong crop prices from 2007 to 2013, which generated higher farm income and gave young would-be farmers a better chance to support themselves and their families. Young farmers and... read more
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DCCA presents something completely different
Darke County Center for the Arts will present high-tech comedy musical act AudioBody at Henry St. Clair Memorial Hall in Greenville at 7 p.m. on Thursday, December 15. According to DCCA Artistic Director Keith Rawlins, the performance is difficult to describe and the artists almost impossible to label. “This show is part of our intimate Coffeehouse Series... read more
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Katie Gabbard at Library
Katie Gabbard from The Ivy League will present “Home for the Holidays” at the Greenville Public Library on Thursday December 8 at 6:30 p.m.  Join us as Katie shares her techniques to help you discover the joys of decking the halls.  She says “Use the heart of your home to decorate for the holiday season.”  For more information on Katie... read more
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Pete the Cat at the Library
Every kid's favorite groovy blue cat will make a rockin’ appearance at the Greenville Public Library on Saturday December 3rd from 2:00-4:00.  There will be Pete the Cat themed games, snacks, and crafts set up. Pete will hang out, mingle,  and pose for pictures! The popular Pete the Cat book series is written by Eric Litwin and illustrated... read more
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Garst Museum Holiday Open House
Garst Museum’s annual Holiday Open House will be held on Sunday, December 4 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The public is cordially invited to attend. Everyone can tour the museum and the National Annie Oakley Center at no charge on this one afternoon. Highlights of the afternoon include live seasonal music, light refreshments and beautiful... read more
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DCCA Artists Series presents "A Christmas Carol"
Darke County Center for the Arts will present Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol at Henry St. Clair Memorial Hall in Greenville on Saturday, December 17 at 8 p.m. According to DCCA Artistic Director Keith Rawlins, the beloved tale of redemption and joy will be performed by the National Touring Company of the North County Center... read more
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DCP Walkin’ in a Winter Wonderland Coming Soon
This holiday season join Darke County Parks for an evening stroll through the winter wonderland on Saturday, December 3rd from 6 to 9pm at Shawnee Prairie Preserve! There will be over 350 luminaries lighting the way along the wooded trails, allowing for a peaceful winter’s night in nature. As families hike along the illuminated trail toward... read more
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Matt Light featured at Garst Museum
Local hometown hero Matt Light, is featured in a seasonal exhibit case at Garst Museum.  See a couple of his jerseys, learn about some stats of his awards and games played.  This exhibit will be available through football season.  Garst Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday, for complete hours see www.garstmuseum.com. Garst Museum’s permanent features include... read more
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EUM Church… DivorceCare – Surviving the Holidays
Help and hope as you navigate the Christmas season - Wondering how you will survive the weeks surrounding Thanksgiving and Christmas? Are you dreading these holidays, knowing that everything has changed and that happy memories from past years can’t be recreated? The Surviving the Holidays seminar is especially for... read more
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Roasting John Marchal
After over 20 years of service, John Marchal is retiring as Chairman of the Darke County Historical Society. Please come to roast or honor John on Thursday, December 1, 2016, at Montage, Greenville. Gathering time is 6:00 to 6:30 p.m. Dinner will be at 6:30, with the Roast to follow. There will be a cash bar. The cost for the event is $35.00 per person... read more
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Winter Tree ID Workshop at DCP
Trees are all around, yet many do not know a maple from an oak. As many trees lose their leaves in the winter months, this only adds to the difficulty. Join a naturalist on Saturday, November 26th at 10am at Shawnee Prairie Preserve Nature Center for an informative program to learn how to identify a tree in the winter months through... read more
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Peace Week Brings Award-Winning Author to Edison State
Held in conjunction with the Dayton Literary Peace Prize (DLPP), Edison State Community College’s English Department is hosting Peace Week at the Piqua Campus. The week will culminate with a visit from the 2016 DLPP nonfiction award-winner, Susan Southard on Thursday, November 17 in the Robinson Theater at 12 p.m. During her visit, author Susan Southard will discuss her award-winning... read more
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Orienteering for November Jr. Naturalists
Darke County Parks invites students in grades 3-6 to join them for the Jr. Naturalists program on Saturday, November 19th from 9:30am to 12pm at Shawnee Prairie Preserve on St. Rt. 502 west of Greenville. A compass and map can take you anywhere if you know how to use them. From the cardinal and ordinal directions, to degrees, to taking... read more
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Hometown Holiday Horse Parade returns for 13th year
GREENVILLE, Ohio - It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The 2016 Hometown Holiday Horse Parade returns on Saturday, November 19th at 7 pm in downtown Greenville!  This annual tradition in Darke County has kicked off the holiday season for the downtown district the past 13 years! The 2016 Grand Marshal will be Dean and... read more
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Edison State Hosts RN to BSN Information Fair
Edison State Community College is hosting a Registered Nurse (RN) to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Information Fair on Friday, November 18, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Emerson Center at the Piqua Campus. Current nursing students and practicing nurses are invited to learn about the opportunities available to them in pursuing... read more
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Tracking and Blood-Trailing 101 at DCP
Deer season is in full swing and gun season is almost upon us. It’s time to dust off those old tracking skills. Join a naturalist on Saturday, November 19th at 2pm at Shawnee Prairie Preserve on St. Rt. 502 just west of Greenville for a great refresher course. Whether you’re a hunter or just enjoy investigating tracks, you are practicing... read more
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Shop Downtown Greenville to Win
GREENVILLE, Ohio- Shoppers can earn chances to win over $2,500 in merchandise and gift certificates through “Win the Window”, the 3rd annual shop local campaign presented by Main Street Greenville and sponsored by Second National Bank. "This promotion was created to encourage and remind people to shop local during the holiday season... read more
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Pictures with Santa Claus
Get your Pet's Picture taken with SANTA CLAUS on Saturday, November 19th, 2016 from 10am to 2pm at Greenville Walmart in the Garden Center. The “Darke County Friends of the Shelter”, a 501c3 organization will be taking pictures of your companion animals with Santa Claus. This is a fun time for everyone to enjoy and is your chance... read more
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Project FeederWatch at DCP
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... read more
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A Night Out with the Wavaires
GREENVILLE, OH (November 7, 2016) – The Greenville High School Vocal Music Department proudly presents “A Night Out with The Wavaires,” Friday, November 18, 7:00 p.m. at St. Clair Memorial Hall. Reserve and general admission seats are available this year. Tickets are now on sale at The Flower Patch, 104 Rhoades... read more
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Good Ole Boy Comedy Comes to Edison State
Good Ole Boy Comedy returns to Edison State Community College’s Piqua campus on Friday, November 18 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. for a night of family fun. This side–splitting performance is open to the community and offered free of charge. Often compared to the comedic superstars from the Blue Collar Comedy Tour, the group’s act is a... read more
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Local Civil War History and Uniform Donation Focus of Garst Museum’s Next Free Event
On Saturday, November 12, this year’s Garst Museum Veterans Day program will feature guest speaker Dr. Edward Haas, Professor of History at Wright State University. Dr. Haas will discuss the importance of the local area’s contribution to the Civil War. The program will also highlight the donation of the Civil War uniform of Captain J.C. Ullery. CPT Ullery was commander of Company G... read more
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Greenville Library Open House
Hundreds of cookies, punch and even Library appropriate bookworms will be served to patrons and guests at the annual Greenville Public Library Open House on Saturday, December 10 from 10 am to 2 pm, sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Mr. and Mrs. Clause will be the highlight of the event for the little folk who can tell Santa... read more
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Last 2016 ‘Art at the Mill’ exhibit opens November 11
The final “Art At the Mill” exhibit of this year will feature pottery by The Millrace Potters along with the creative photographs of Margie McCullough and fascinating multi-media paintings byher husband James. The exhibit opens with an artists' reception at historic Bear's Mill on Friday, November 11. Entitled “Seen and Unthrown”, the display... read more
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Free Super Show Brings Mind-Bending Performers to Edison State
Edison State Community College will bring two masters of illusions and mind tricks to the Piqua Campus on Monday, November 14, at 6:30 p.m. for an evening of performances that will entertain and astound audiences of all ages. The event is open to the community and is being offered free of charge. Award-winning "Master of... read more
The Darke County Genealogical Society
The Darke County Genealogical Society has rescheduled their Nov. 6 meeting to Sunday, Nov. 13, at 2:00 p.m.  at Garst Museum.
First Family Inductions and the Tony Seiler award presentation will occur as well as election of officers.  The Society will also be holding their annual Christmas celebration.  Members, please bring food to share.  The meeting is open to the public.  For more information call 937-548-8295.
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Celebrate “The Cowboy Way” with DCCA
When Darke County Center for the Arts presents Riders in the Sky performing their Salute to Roy Rogers, King of the Cowboys, at Henry St. Clair Memorial Hall in Greenville on Saturday, November 12, audience members will be given the opportunity to own a very special memento of that performance which begins at 8 p.m. “Our poster promoting.... read more
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Owl Be Seeing You at November Park P.A.L.S.
Darke County Park District invites children in kindergarten through 2nd grade to join them on November 12th from 6pm to 8pm to explore owls during Park P.A.L.S! During this special night time edition of Park P.A.L.S., join a naturalist to explore the forest after dark in search of owls. Participants will listen to the owls distinct calls, and.... read more
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Edison State... Thienn Snipps to Perform During Korean War Veteran Program
Korean War Era veterans of the Miami Valley will be honored on Thursday, November 10, beginning at 11:30 a.m. in the Robinson Theater at Edison State Community College. The seven-member barbershop group, Thienn Snipps, led by former Edison State Professor and Vietnam veteran Larry Dragosavac, will honor the veterans by.... read more
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Library Film Features The Big Heat
The Big Heat was one of the most intense and gritty noir films made during the genre’s two decade prime.  Arriving in the latter half of that era (roughly 1941-1959), the film displayed the moral ambiguity and unflinching violence that the neo-noirs of the late twentieth century would eventually cash in on. The film follows Dave Bannion, a... read more
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CBC… Celebrate fall with ‘Buckeye Strong’ coffee tumbler
The “Buckeye Strong Blood Donor” ceramic coffee tumbler is a warm gift to everyone who registers to donate.  Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call 1-800-388-GIVE. CBC is celebrating the fall season and college football with the “Buckeye Strong Blood Donor” ceramic tumbler with... read more
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16th Annual “Warm Winter Wear for Darke County Children”
The employees of the Darke County Sheriff’s Office, through the support of Sheriff Toby L. Spencer, and in conjunction with local law enforcement, fire, and emergency medical professionals have announced plans to host the 16th annual “Warm Winter Wear for Darke County Children” program. Thanks to generous donations from caring individuals... read more
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First Presbyterian Church Thanksgiving Dinner
Come share Thanksgiving dinner with our community family on Thanksgiving Day, November 24th, from 11:30 to 1:00.  Don’t settle for a TV dinner alone when you can join others in this free family meal with “all the trimmings”!  First Presbyterian Church at 114 E. Fourth Street invites you to share Thanksgiving blessings with us.  Besides the... read more
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Music therapist Pearson to speak at Power Over Parkinson’s
Versailles Health Care Center is pleased to invite the community to its monthly event for people with Parkinson’s Disease and their families! Power Over Parkinson’s meets monthly to empower, socialize, and learn.  The November guest speaker will be Amy Pearson.  She is a Board Certified Music Therapist with State of the Heart Care.  Music... read more
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EUM Church Star Seekers Christmas Shop
EUM Church of Greenville is excited to announce a Christmas shop for eligible families to purchase gifts for their children at minimal prices.  For $6 per child, ages birth through 12 years, parents may purchase toys of a much higher value.  Tickets may be purchased the day of the event to select gifts for $1, $2 and $3.  Families must live in Darke County and meet eligibility guidelines... read more
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“Wrap Up an Organized Holiday” at Library
Do you look forward to the holidays but also dread having too much to do! Then you'll want to be at the Greenville Public Library on Wednesday November 9th at 6:30 pm when Olive the Compassionate Organizer will share organizing solutions that will help you celebrate and enjoy the holiday season. Olive will help you: Set realistic limits; Simplify... read more
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First Friday features free indoor movie
Didn’t get tickets for Main Street Greenville’s sold out Chocolate Walk event for November’s First Friday? No worries, they have a FREE bonus event for all to enjoy! Head to Greenville First United Methodist Church on Friday, November 4th for a free showing of the movie UP. The church is located at 202 W. 4th Street in downtown Greenville... read more
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Candy Striper Program Offered at Wayne HealthCare
Wayne HealthCare will resume offering volunteer opportunities for students at least 16 years of age. Student volunteers will have the opportunity to work with various departments within the hospital to welcome patients and visitors; assist with delivery of care and support staff.  The program orientation will be held on Wednesday... read more
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Early Morning Discovery Hike
The Darke County Park District invites the public to join them every Tuesday morning at 8am at Shawnee Prairie Preserve for their Early Morning Discovery Hikes. These hikes allow adults a chance to watch the seasons change and to discover the many life forms in their own backyard. Invigorating autumn morning air makes this a great time to... read more
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Korean War Veterans to be Honored
Korean War Era veterans of the Miami Valley will be honored on Thursday, November 10, beginning at 11:30 a.m. in the Robinson Theater at Edison State Community College. The public is invited to pay tribute to these heroes, and admission is free. The Piqua VFW Post 4874 will provide lunch for all guests beginning at 11:30 a.m., while Thienn Snipps, led... read more
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Towhees and Tombstones with DCP
On All Saints Day, November 1st at 5:30pm, join Darke County Parks at Greenville Union Cemetery to pay respect to local history and to check out a birding hotspot. From philanthropist Fred Coppock to the county’s early pioneers and from six US Congressmen to the only man ever legally hanged in Darke County, these names have... read more
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Darke County Solid Waste… Free 9-Volt Battery Exchange
We want to help keep you and your family safe, participate in the smoke detector battery exchange. Bring us your spent 9-volt battery. Limit 5 per Darke Co Address. Exchange your batteries on the following dates: Oct 1 - Nov 6, 2016, City of Greenville Fire Dept., M-Th 8:00 am to 4:30 pm & Fri 8 am to 1 pm, Oct 1— Nov 6, 2016, Darke Co Solid... read more
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EUM Church… Engage Discipleship Summit featuring Wounds That Heal
God is not distant or aloof. On the contrary, through the ministry of Jesus, God enters our painful situations to bring healing and redemption. Balancing sound biblical exposition with sensitive pastoral care, Dr. Stephen Seamands, author of the book Wounds That Heal, examines the profound implications of Jesus' crucifixion for our healing and... read more
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DCCA announces Ghost Walk Tour Guides and Actors
Darke County Center for the Arts' thirteenth annual Ghost Walk on Friday, October 28, Saturday, October 29, and Sunday, October 30 will feature costumed tour guides who lead participants to haunted sites in downtown Greenville as well as actors who will portray characters involved in the ghostly tales. Tour guides include Michael Bitner, Marilyn Delk, Tim Nealeigh, and Keith Rawlins... read more
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Beggars' Night and Halloween Parade
Brought to you by Main Street Greenville, The Early Bird, downtown Greenville businesses, and surrounding local businesses. On Thursday, October 27th, downtown Greenville will be transformed into a trail of Halloween treats for elementary school aged children. The Early Bird, Main Street Greenville and downtown businesses are pleased to... read more
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Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy to begin at Edison State
The Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy at Edison State Community College is now accepting applications for the 21-week program that will prepare students for a career in law enforcement. Students of the program will meet for six days each week beginning in January and, upon successful completion, will graduate from the program... read more
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Cancer Assn of Darke County… Gospel Sing set for Nov. 6
Cancer Association of Darke County will hold their annual Gospel Sing on November 6 at St. Clair Memorial Hall in Greenville at 3 pm.  Fair Haven Quartet and Everett Gates along with several others will be sharing their message in song during that time. Admission is free with a freewill offering.  Refreshments will be served along with... read more
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Naturally Fit Series with DCP
Darke County Parks is hosting a 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 in the way! Use.... read more
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Helping the Monarch Butterfly
You may have heard the plight of the Monarch Butterfly over the last few years. With their wintering grounds in peril from logging, weather, and human encroachment. There are ways that we can help, even in Darke County. Starting on September 1st thru October 30st The Darke County Soil and Water Conservation District has.... read more
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Fall Hiking Series: Sunrise Hike
The air is turning crisp, and mosquitoes are a thing of the past. It’s time to hike! We are entering one of the best times to get out doors, and Darke County Parks has a variety of walking programs to offer. On October 28th at 7:30am join a naturalist at Shawnee Prairie Preserve on St. Rt. 502 just west of Greenville for an early walk in the.... read more
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Bats at October Park P.A.L.S.
Darke County Park District invites children in kindergarten through 2nd grade to join them on October 29th from 10am to noon to explore bats during Park P.A.L.S! With Halloween myths and everyday legends, the bat has a wicked reputation. Come learn why bats are actually beneficial and what we can do to help keep them in our backyards. Explore.... read more
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Private Pesticide Applicator Workshops, From Sam Custer
OSU Extension, Darke County - Do you need to become a licensed private applicator?? Are you applying restricted-use pesticides to your land to produce an agricultural commodity? Are you applying restricted-use pesticides to grain bins, ponds or around livestock on your farm? If “yes”, then you NEED to become a licensed private applicator. Licensing is... read more
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Riders in the Sky return to Greenville for two performances
Darke County Center for the Arts will present America's favorite cowboys, Riders In the Sky, for two performances at Henry St. Clair Memorial Hall in Greenville on Saturday, November 12 and Sunday, November 13. The Saturday show is a salute to Roy Rogers, and features film clips of Roy's greatest moments on screen as... read more
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The Edison Stagelight Players Present Arsenic & Old Lace
The Edison Stagelight Players (ESP) will present Arsenic & Old Lace by Joseph Kesselring and directed by Emily Beisner. The performances will be held October 28 through November 6 in the Robinson Theater at Edison State Community College's Piqua Campus. Arsenic & Old Lace revolves around the Brewster family, which is bursting with... read more
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Inspirational concert from the Cancer Association
The Southern-Aires have been signing southern gospel music since 1955.  They have traveled to many states and several foreign countries singing the “good news.”  They were the very first southern gospel group to hold a concert in Jerusalem, Israel in 1970. The group personnel consists of veterans, Darrel and Wanda Webb, who have been... read more
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Chicken Dance opens DCCA’s Family Theatre Season
Darke County Center for the Arts will open their 2016-2017 Family Theatre Season at Versailles Performing Arts Center, 280 Marker Road, on Sunday, November 6 with ArtsPower National Touring Theatre's production of Chicken Dance. Based on the award winning book by Kansas farm girl turned children's book author Tammi Sauer... read more
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“Fright Night” at Library
Join us on Friday October 21st for everyone’s favorite “Fright Night” at the Greenville Public Library.  Take the haunted tour through the Library any time between 7:00 - 10:00 pm for $5.00 a person.  This event is in collaboration with Gateway Youth and all proceeds go to supporting their non-profit program.  See gatewayyouthprograms... read more
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Butterfly Monitoring Every Friday at DCP
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 the end of October, 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. There’s no need to be an expert. A staff member... read more
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Edison State Brings Comedian to Campus for Free Show
Edison State Community College brings comedian and singer–songwriter, Evan Wecksell to the Piqua Campus on Thursday, October 20 at 12 p.m. in the Cafeteria. This side–splitting performance is open to the community and is being offered free of charge. Often compared to comedic superstars Adam Sandler and Stephen Lynch, Evan’s act is a blend of comedy and music that celebrates the college... read more
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TV Show(s) Update… Blood, Sweat & Pig’s Ears
The DIY Network, Wed., Oct. 19th, 7-11pm - We're on the schedule for this Wednesday, October 19th on the DIY Network from 7pm to 11pm.  The first 6 episodes are the re-airing of American Rehab Charleston.  This is the Country Victorian project (also known as The TV House) that originally premiered on August 28, 2014. The two brand... read more
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Art of Recovery Artists Reception & Open House
The Tri-County Board of Recovery and Mental Health Services, together with NAMI | Darke, Miami and Shelby Counties, cordially invite you to attend the Art of Recovery Artists Reception and Open House Wednesday October 19 from 5:30 to 7PM in the Myers-Vacarro Art Gallery at Edison Community College in Piqua. Art of Recovery showcases... read more
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Fire Starting Basics at DCP
Join Darke County Parks to re-learn the crucial and very basic skill of fire starting without matches. On Thursday October 20th at 6pm the parks welcome Rob Simpson of the local Canteen Shop back to Shawnee Prairie Preserve for this hands-on workshop. During the program, he will introduce a variety of techniques for starting fire and... read more
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Fall Hiking Series: Full Harvest Moon Hike
The air is turning crisp, and mosquitoes are a thing of the past. It’s time to hike! We are entering one of the best times to get out doors, and Darke County Parks has a variety of walking programs to offer. On October 18th at 8pm join a naturalist at Routzong Preserve on Routzong Rd. just north of St. Rt. 571 to enjoy the full harvest... read more
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Fright Night Coming!
Again this year, the Gateway Youth Program with the help of the Greenville Public Library is planning their annual “FRIGHT NIGHT” haunted library fundraiser.  The haunting will be on October 21 at the Greenville Public Library at 520 Sycamore Street between 7:00 to 10:00 pm. The library is a wonderful enlightening place during the day... read more
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Prairie Days T-Shirts Available
Before the 2016 Prairie Days becomes a distant memory, get a Prairie Days T-shirt. The Friends of the Darke County Parks are still offering their commemorative t-shirts for the parks’ biggest festival of the year. The cotton blend shirt is gray with black lettering and comes in youth sizes small, medium, and large; and adult sizes small, medium... read more
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Library Film Series Features The Birds  
The Birds (1963) is perhaps the strangest film Alfred Hitchcock ever made, or at least the most unlikely. Though the film’s tension comes more from suspense than horror, placing the narrative in the British director’s wheelhouse, it’s still an odd choice for Hitchcock. While it’s not the only quasi-horror film he ever made (Psycho has to... read more
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Edison State Holds 5K to Benefit Seth Bishop
Edison State Community College’s 5K for a Cause will be held on Saturday, October 29, 2016, at the Piqua Campus. The race is held annually to benefit community members in need. This year’s race will benefit Seth Bishop, of Sidney, Ohio, with his fight against cancer. Diagnosed with testicular cancer in June of this year, Bishop’s cancer has spread... read more
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Outdoor Author Tom Petkewitz to Speak at Garst
On Sunday, October 16 at 2:00 pm, Garst Museum will kick off its annual Speaker Series with a talk by outdoorsman Tom Petkewitz. He will speak about his new book, From Outdoors Past: A Journey Through Time and Select Territory. The book is a collection of photos and stories about fishing and hunting artifacts from the Western Ohio... read more
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Beggars’ Night and Halloween Parade returns to Downtown Greenville
GREENVILLE, Ohio- On Thursday, October 27th, downtown Greenville will be transformed into a trail of Halloween treats for elementary school aged children. The Early Bird/BlueBag Media, Main Street Greenville and downtown businesses are pleased to bring this safe Halloween event to the community! There are many ways to join in the fun, including a costume contest and costume parade... read more
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Ghost Walk tickets on sale
Darke County Center for the Arts will continue a long-standing Halloween-season tradition when they host their thirteenth annual Ghost Walk in Downtown Greenville on Friday, October 28, Saturday, October 29, andSunday, October 30. Based on stories collected by Arcanum resident Rita Arnold which tell of local ghostly encounters, walks... read more
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The Great Pumpkin Hunt at DCP
Pumpkins, pumpkins everywhere! Looking for an alternative to scary Halloween events? The Great Pumpkin Hunt is fun for the whole family. Spend the afternoon wandering through the woods at Shawnee Prairie Preserve on a scavenger hunt filled with tons of fall goodies. Inside the nature center each child will get a pumpkin to paint... read more
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EUM… SHINE – a Halloween Alternative
Families throughout Darke County are invited to EUM’s annual fall festival—SHINE (Sharing His Incredible News Everywhere) on Sunday, October 23, 2016 from 4:00—7:00 pm at the Worship Center. This year families will be “Finding Jesus” as they journey through story stations that share messages of hope and joy found... read more
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“Meet the Ghosts of Ohio” at Library
James Willis invites you to "Meet the Ghosts of Ohio" on Wednesday, October 19th, at 6:00 p.m. in the Greenville Public Library’s third floor meeting room.  James is a paranormal researcher and author of over a dozen books including Ohio’s Historic Haunts: Investigating the Paranormal in the Buckeye State, The Big Book Of Ohio Ghost... read more
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Free Darke County Health Fair October 11
“Be Well At Every Age” - GREENVILLE, OHIO, October 6, 2016 – The 42nd annual Darke County Health Fair is Tuesday, October 11 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Darke County Fairground Youth Building, located at 800 Sweitzer Street in Greenville.  The Darke County Health Fair is free and open to the public. The fair will offer free health... read more
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Sled Dog racing champion opens DCCA’s Arts in Education Series
Darke County Center for the Arts will present the first performance of their 2016-2017 Arts In Education Series during the week of October 10 when sled dog racing champion and educator Tasha Stielstra performs her program "Pulling Together" for fourth through sixth graders in all local public schools.  In addition to providing  hands-on... read more
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American Red Cross Seeking Volunteers to Fulfill Humanitarian Services
Training classes available for a variety of roles - GREENVILLE, OH (Sept. 29, 2016) - The Northern Miami Valley Ohio Red Cross is seeking volunteers to help the organization fulfill its humanitarian mission. It is specifically looking for those interested in serving in one of three particular areas, and is offering free training in those areas during October... read more
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League of Women Voters Candidates Night
The League of Women Voters of Darke County is again sponsoring a Candidates Forum on Monday, October 10 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 races for Darke County Commissioner and Darke County Prosecuting Attorney... read more
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Accepting Entries for the 13th Annual Hometown Holiday Horse Parade
GREENVILLE, Ohio- Voted best parade by the readers of Ohio Magazine in 2015, Main Street Greenville is busy preparing for the 13th Annual Hometown Holiday Horse Parade! The parade will take place the weekend before Thanksgiving  on Saturday, November 19th. The lighted horse parade event boasts 90+ entries and brings an... read more
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Main Street Greenville… First Friday: Live Music
Friday, October 7th --  The temperature may have dropped, but downtown Greenville will continue to offer a full calendar of events for all to enjoy! The fun will continue during the October First Friday: Live Music event on Friday, October 7th from 6-9 pm. During the evening, nine musicians will perform in different locations throughout the district. Some will be hosted inside businesses... read more
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Safety Class Coming to EUM Church
EUM Church is hosting an outreach program called Beware / Be Aware on Sunday, October 9 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm. This event is free and open to the public and will be held at 111 Devor Street in Greenville. Debb Summers and Brenda Glunt will be speaking about personal safety and self awareness. Debb has taught Refuse to be a Victim classes and is an NRA basic pistol instructor... read more
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Alien Arrangements at DCP
Shawnee Prairie is no stranger to invasive plants, also known as aliens. The woods, wetlands, and prairies are home to teasel, honeysuckle, creeper, garlic mustard, and more. Parks and preserves spend countless hours trying to control the spread of these alien plants. On Saturday, October 8th at 10am at Shawnee Prairie Preserve, Darke... read more
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VHCC speech therapist to present to Power Over Parkinson’s Group
Versailles Health Care Center is pleased to invite the community to its monthly event for people with Parkinson’s Disease and their families! Power Over Parkinson’s meets monthly to empower, socialize, and learn.  The topic for October will be Dysphagia – Swallowing Disorders and will be presented by Versailles Health Care Center... read more
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“Feed Darke County” Food Drive Begins
The Fish Choice Pantry has begun its annual “Feed Darke County” food drive, which kicked off at the Illumination Festival held at the Darke County Fairgrounds on September 17. According to Fish Director Kristy Cutarelli, donations are sorely needed to fill pantry shelves which have thus far this year served almost 1800 households... read more
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Community Blood Center… Celebrate fall with ‘Buckeye Strong’ coffee tumbler
DAYTON, Ohio – Area sponsors will host Community Blood Center blood drives throughout October.  The “Buckeye Strong Blood Donor” ceramic coffee tumbler is a warm gift to everyone who registers to donate.  Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call 1-800-388-GIVE. CBC is celebrating... read more
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Floating for Colors with DCP
Darke County Parks is going to try for one more float for the 2016 season. On Friday, October 7th from 11am to 5pm join naturalists at Shawnee Prairie Preserve west of Greenville on St. Rt. 502 for an exciting autumn paddle. After meeting at the Nature Center, participants will carpool to Lake Loramie State Park. Once there, everyone... read more
Fall Ice Cream Social at Union City
Trinity Lutheran Church on Monday, October 10th - Trinity Lutheran Church in Union City will have its annual Ice Cream Social as a Fall Event onMonday, October 10th from 4:30 to 7:30.  This event is open to the public and we invite all of our family and friends to attend.  It is guaranteed that you enjoy a good meal, ice cream, desserts and plenty of social time with family, friends and neighbors.  Trinity is located at 1470 St. Rt. 28.  Since it is harvest season, carry out will be available to deliver supper to the fields if needed.  Everyone is welcome at Trinity Lutheran Church - we hope to see you there.
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