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Greenville Municipal Concert Band to Present "The Grand Finale"
The final performance of the Greenville Municipal Concert Band will take place the Sunday, September 6th at the Marling Band Shell located in the beautiful Greenville City Park.  The concert will begin at the special time of 7pm and will be conducted by JR Price. Our Grand Finale show will pay tribute to great Marling Band Shell.  The Band Shell has been the home for park concerts since1934.  The shell is scheduled to be torn down this year... read more
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Monarch Mania at Darke County Parks!
The story of the monarch butterfly could be written as a miraculous tale. Their journey to Mexico along with their beauty have captured the hearts of many. Sadly, their population numbers are dropping across their range. In the Midwest, and particularly here in Darke County, we play a crucial role in preserving the habitat needed for the monarch to survive. Head out to Shawnee... read more
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Schwartz to speak at Cancer Support Group
The next meeting of the “Living with Cancer” Support Group will be held on Thursday, September 3 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. The meeting will take place in the Board Room on the first floor at Wayne Health Care.   The room is located down past the lab and turn left at the end of the hallway.  It is on the left side of the hall. Refreshments will... read more
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VHCC seeks volunteers
For the past 30 years, Versailles Health Care Center, a skilled nursing and rehabilitation center, has been dedicated to serving the Versailles community and surrounding areas, and offers short-term rehab services, outpatient therapy, and long-term care.  Versailles Health Care Center is seeking community members to get involved in... read more
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Blue Jays for September Park P.A.L.S.
Darke County Parks invites children in grades K-2 to join them for their September Park P.A.L.S. program on Saturday, September 5th from 9:30am to noon. P.A.L.S. stands for “practicing and learning stewardship.” The program’s mission is to develop future earth stewards through meaningful educational opportunities and... read more
Darke County Parks… Volunteer Opportunities for September 2015
DCP Volunteers, Below are the volunteer opportunities we have planned for the month of September.  Please let me know if you are available to assist with any of the projects/ tasks. Early Morning Discovery Hike - Join a Naturalist at 8AM on Tuesday mornings and hike the trails to see who calls Darke County Parks their home; Butterfly Monitoring - Do you like BUTTERFLIES?! Join us at 2PM on Friday afternoons and assist with Butterfly Monitoring... read more
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First Friday features outdoor movie
Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, family, and friends for an outdoor showing of Up during Main Street Greenville’s First Friday event, Theater on Third! Main Street Greenville encourages everyone to dine, shop downtown, and enjoy other activities from 6 pm until dusk, with the movie starting at dusk (around 8:00 pm). Theater on Third is an outdoor movie experience and will be located in the... read more
Lambda Chi, Pleasant View Missionary to host blood drives
The Lambda Chi Omega Sorority, Gamma Epsilon Chapter will help make a difference in the fight against cancer by sponsoring a community blood drive Tuesday, Sept. 8 from 12:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Greenville Church of the Brethren, 431 Central Ave. Pleasant View Missionary Church in Greenville will help make a difference in the fight against cancer by hosting a community blood drive Saturday, Sept. 12 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m... read more
DCP Volunteers… School field trips
The school bells are ringing, and the students can’t wait to have a field trip to the Darke County Parks! We are looking for all available and interested volunteers who are wanting to help the students learn about Nature.  We have a wide variety of school program topics such as lifecycles of animals, rocks, wetlands, natural resources, trees, and much more! Our programs meet their school curriculum standards... read more
Be a Wellness Champion
August 31-October 11 - Be Your Own Health Champion Email Challenge - Sign up for the Ohio State University Extension, Live Healthy Live Well 6 week Email Wellness Challenge. Two weekly e-mails will be sent directly to you from your local OSU Extension Family and Consumer Sciences Professional. Participants will: Set Personal Wellness Goals. Be encouraged, motivated and supported to achieve your goals... read more
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Darke County Parks… Annual Prairie Days Pie Baking Contest
Do you think you have the best pie in Darke County? Come find out who really does! Join the Darke County Park District on Saturday, September 26th for the annual Prairie Days Pie Baking Contest, held at Shawnee Prairie Preserve (4267 St. Rt. 502 West.) The rules are simple. Have your pie (or pies if you would like to enter... read more
Edison Stagelight Players Hold Auditions
The Edison Community College Stagelight Players are holding open auditions for Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap, on Monday, August 31 and Tuesday, September 1 at 7 p.m. in room 107 at the Piqua Campus. The Mousetrap is a popular murder-mystery tale based on a group of strangers who are stranded in a boarding house during the middle of a snowstorm. Auditions will last approximately two hours and consist of cold readings from the script. Production dates will run from October 23 through November 1. For more information, contact Emily Beisner at ebeisner1981@edisonohio.edu
Ag. Breakfast Meeting
Ag. Breakfast Meeting, Thursday, September 3, 7:30am, Brethren Retirement Center's Cafeteria, Greenville (Enter through the Brethren Retirement Center's main doors, under the awning, and follow the signs to the cafeteria.) For your calendar: the following month’s meeting will be October 1, 2015. Sam Custer, Extension Educator, Agriculture & Natural Resources
Tri-Village Alumni Baseball Game
October 3 -- The Tri-Village High School Baseball Team will sponsor an alumni baseball game this fall during School Fair Weekend. Any Tri-Village alumni baseball player is eligible to participate. The game will take place on the high school field on Saturday, October 3rd, at 1:00 p.m. Special t-shirts will be awarded to: 1) the oldest player; 2) the player who came the greatest distance; 3) the class with the most players; 4) and the player of the game... read more
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DIY Network… American Rehab Charleston
Wed., Aug. 26th, 11 pm EST -- The side door of The TV House was one of three doors that led to the back.  I've never hesitated to relocate or eliminate an exterior door that I felt wasn't working right on one of my projects.  I moved the back doors at both The Fire House and The Cottage, and eliminated a door at The Bungalow that was unnecessary and interfered with foot traffic flow... read more
Friday Sampler has something for everyone, By Rhonda Williams, OSU Extension, Darke County
Heading to The Great Darke County Fair?  Make plans now to attend the Friday Sampler on Friday, August 28, in the Youth Building on the fairgrounds.  This year’s program includes a variety of speakers, with something for everyone. The day begins at 9:00am with Quilter Pepper Cory.  Pepper is from North Carolina and will share her lecture “How to be a more Creative Quilter”, a humorous look at the myths surrounding artistic creativity.  Participants... read more
Wayne HealthCare Offers Group Lifestyle Balance Program
Wayne HealthCare is pleased to announce the next offering of the Group Lifestyle Balance Program.  The program is called "Lifestyle Balance" because it can help individuals reach and maintain a healthy balance by learning to make lifestyle changes through eating, physical activity, and behavioral changes. The program will help you learn facts about healthy eating and being active.  Your instructors will help by providing support... read more
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Hometown Holiday Horse Parade
The Hometown Holiday Horse Parade, presented by Main Street Greenville, is now Now Accepting Entries! The 12th Annual Hometown Holiday Horse Parade will be on Saturday, November 21st. Ohio Magazine readers voted our parade as the BEST in Ohio for 2015! We are now accepting entries for the parade. You can click below to submit your form electronically. If you would... read more
Greenville Art Guild to hold art show
The Greenville Art Guild will hold its 40th annual art show September 26 through September 30 at Shawnee Prairie Nature Center, 4267 State Route 502, Greenville, Ohio.  All area amateur, professional or student artists (age 14-22) are invited to exhibit their original artwork in the following categories:  drawing media, (graphite, charcoal, colored pencil, pen and ink), oil, acrylics (executed in the manner of oils), pastel, water media (transparent... read more
Mission Ministry Hosts New Year’s Eve Gala
Destination Known, mission ministry of EUM Church in Greenville, Ohio, is hosting a New Year’s Eve Gala to benefit families living in the garbage dump communities in Guatemala. The evening will consist of dinner, dancing and a live auction to be held at Romer’s Catering in Greenville. Destination Known has been building homes for families over the past ten years in partnership with Potter’s House Association Internationa... read more
Wetland Habitat Workshop
Celina, OH - A habitat workshop series is being offered to landowners wishing to improve wildlife habitat on their property.  The workshop series is sponsored by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife, Division of Forestry, Pheasants/Quail Forever, Natural Resources Conservation Service, The Ohio State University Extension, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, National Wild... read more
OSU Extension… “Building Blocks II” parenting class planned
OSU Extension, Darke County, has scheduled a “Building Blocks II” parenting series.  The classes will be held September 23 and 30, 2015, 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 parents who wish to develop better parenting skill or parenting techniques for children ages 7-13 year... read more
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Tire Recycling Day Near
Tired of looking at those old tires lying around?  Not only are they an eyesore, they can be dangerous.  The Darke County Solid Waste District and the Ohio EPA want to help you with your tire problem.  The district and EPA will be sponsoring a used tire collection on Wednesday, September 23, 2015, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. In addition to tires to being an eyesore, they are a nuisance... read more
Donations needed for Prairie Days
Prairie Days is quickly approaching!  Please let us know if you can help as we are looking for the following donations for Prairie Days 2015.  • Bottle Water • Soda- pop: Coke, Diet Coke, Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Sprite, Mountain Dew • Corn Shocks (please contact us in advance if item is available) • Fragrant Herbs (please contact us in advance if item is available) • Pumpkins & Gourds (please contact us in advance if item is available) • Large Coolers to borrow so we can store Ice and Pop.... read more
Coffee with the Commissioner
August is Fair month!   Since we have the Greatest County Fair in the State, and because of that, everybody is at the fair, this  month’s “Coffee  with  the  Commissioner” will be  at  the Great Darke County Fair.  I will be spending a lot of time at the fair, mostly at the Republican Tent, so stop on by, say hello, and ask any question you wish. I am scheduled to be there 3 times, Friday August 21st  from.... read more
EUM church offers Fall classes
This Fall, EUM Church is hosting several classes and support groups that offer enrichment for your spiritual life.  Find out how God can work in your life and how He wants you to respond. The offerings include: 12 Christian Beliefs that Can Drive You Crazy –Not everything believed as a biblical truth is truly biblical. The authors debunk 12 commonly accepted beliefs that cause bondage rather than liberty. They... read more
Greenville Municipal Concert Band to Showcase David McKibben and Crooners
The next concert in the park will be given by the Greenville Municipal Concert Band this Sunday, August 16th at the Marling Band Shell in the beautiful Greenville City Park.  The concert will begin at 7:30 and will be conducted by JR Price. We are proud this week to feature the vocal stylings of Greenville Graduate, Mr. David McKibben.  David is a resident of Dayton, Ohio and in high demand as a professional vocalist, music and theater director... read more
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Vacation Bible School at Chenoweth Trails
A summer outing in the woods, vacation Bible school, campfire and s’mores, worship service in God’s great outdoors!  The visions these words bring to mind will be part of the retreat at Chenoweth Trails the weekend of August 29 and 30, planned by First Presbyterian Church. “Getting Back on Track” is the theme of the weekend, designed to give participant a time to reflect... read more
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Love & Respect Video Conference coming to Greenville
Women need love. Men need respect. It’s as simple and as complicated as that! Dr. Emerson and Sarah Eggerichs present the Love and Respect Marriage Conference – a dynamic, high energy, practical seminar designed to help couples and singles achieve the relationship of their dreams. Based on Ephesians 5:33 which says, “So again I say, each man must love his wife as he loves... read more
GTS to offer Park & Ride to the fair for $1
GTS (Greenville Transit System) will be offering a fair shuttle service weekdays 5:00pm to 11:00 pm and the first Weekend 11:00am to 11pm.  The shuttle will run from the Martz Street gate (gate 3) to two locations on a continuous basis.  The locations offer free parking.  Drop off and pick up points are: The City Municipal Building 100 Public Square Greenville, Darke County JFS Offices, 631 Wagner Ave. Greenville... read more
BORM 5k Run for the Rails
The Bradford Ohio Railroad Museum will be hosting the 4th annual 5 K Run for the Rails September 12, 2015. The race proceeds will once again go toward the capital improvements at the museum. The museum is raising funds to qualify for a $275,000 capital appropriation from the State of Ohio. The deadline is June 2016 to raise the needed $185,000 to qualify for the award from the Ohio Construction Facilities Commission... read more
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GTS Fair Shuttle
Greenville Transit System will be offering Park & Ride Service weekdays from 5pm to 11pm and the first weekend 11am to 11pm.  The shuttle will run from the Martz Street gate (gate 3) to two locations on a continuous basis.  The locations offer free parking.  Drop off and pick up points are: Greenville Municipal Building – 100... read more
DCCA announces its annual meeting
The Darke County Center for the Arts will hold its annual meeting on Thursday, September 10, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Meeting Room on the third floor of the Greenville Public Library, 126 W. Fourth Street, Greenville.  All DCCA members are invited to attend.  The agenda includes election of officers and trustees and reports from the last fiscal year.  Immediately following the annual meeting, the board of trustees will convene for their regular monthly meeting... read more
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Children’s book sale to be held Aug. 14-15
Children will enjoy choosing some old favorites and trying some new adventures at the Friends of the Greenville Public Library Children’s Book Sale during Library hours, Friday, August 14 and Saturday, August 15.  These treasures are available for donation with the suggested minimum being a quarter. While waiting for their children to make selections, adults can browse among... read more
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Library Hosts “Poetry Matters”
Greenville Public Library offers an excellent literary blog “Fourth & Sycamore” written by Librarian David Nilsen.  David has recently formed a poetry appreciation group called “Poetry Matters” which first met in July.  Here is how he explained it in his blog: “As I explained a couple weeks back, Poetry Matters. It has mattered greatly to my life, and I want it to matter in yours. I’m pleased... read more
Greenville Municipal Concert Band to Continue Pops in the Park Series
The next concert in the Greenville Municipal Concert Band Pops in the Park series will take place this Sunday, August 9 at the Marling Band Shell in the Beautiful Greenville City Park.  The Concert will be directed by JR Price and will begin at 7:30pm. This week the band will present a historical tribute to the great music genre of Rock n Roll.  The band will present selections from the roots of rock starting in the 50's with Bill Haley and Comets... read more
Bradford church, retired teachers, T-V rescue hold blood drives
The Bradford Church of the Brethren will sponsor a community blood drive Monday, Aug. 10 from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Bradford High School auditorium, 750 Railroad Ave. with a splashy water bottle as the donor gift, plus a chance to win a deluxe Hawaii vacation for two in the “Get on Board” summer blood drive drawing that will end Aug. 28. The Darke County Retired Teachers Association will sponsor a community blood drive... read more
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Prairie Days 2015 volunteer signup
Dear Darke County Parks Volunteer(s), Prairie Days 2015, is only a month away!  We have lots of exciting events and activities planned again this year.  Please remember this is a very busy weekend and every little bit helps to make this festival a success!  Attached you will find a sign-up sheet with the volunteer opportunities, for the weekend. Please review the opportunities... read more
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Library Film Series for August
Greenville Public Library's “Third Floor Film Series” continues on August 13 at 7:00 p.m.  Host David Nilsen states “We will feature The Cincinnati Kid from 1965.  Directed by Norman Jewison, the film showcases an all-star cast featuring Steve McQueen, Edward G. Robinson, Karl Malden, Ann-Margret, Tuesday Weld, Joan Blondell, and Rip Torn. “Steve McQueen stars as The Kid... read more
Library sponsors last Lunch on the Lawn
The Greenville Public Library will once again sponsor the season's last Lunch on the Lawn, in partnership with Main Street Greenville. The event will take place THIS  Friday, August 7th from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the shaded front lawn of the Greenville Public Library (520 Sycamore Street). Guests can choose to pay $7 for a box lunch from Romer's Catering or bring their own lunch. One dollar from every lunch sold... read more
Volunteer help needed at fair
DCP Volunteers, We are in need of your help to represent the Darke County Parks at the Great Darke County Fair! The shifts are 12-2PM, 2-4PM, 6-8PM for each day of the fair(Friday, August 21 thru Saturday, August 29th). If you are able to assist please let me know.  Also, while volunteering for the fair we would like for you to wear your Parks volunteer shirt/ Friends polo shirt.  If you don’t have a volunteer shirt, please see me! Thanks in advance for all of your help. Laura Schwieterman, 937-548-0165
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Main Street Greenville… Grote portraits available at First Friday
Ted Grote Portraits will be available during August First Friday, the Artisan Stroll. The portraits will be available at ElementsLife Yoga Studio at 120 W. Third St. from 6-9 pm. Artisan Stroll - If you love arts and crafts, you won’t want to miss Main Street Greenville’s First Friday event for August, the Artisan Stroll! The event features over... read more
Edison Community College… Grants Training Workshop Offered by Edison Foundation
The Edison Foundation’s Academy for Community Leadership is pleased to announce that it will once again be offering its popular fall speaker series. The first of three events will be held on Wednesday, August 12 from 11 a.m.– 2 p.m. at the Piqua campus. The Grants Training Workshop will begin with a focused and thought-provoking discussion and workshop with a panel of area foundation executives and will continue with grant research... read more
Arcanum Wayne Trail Historical Society
Coffee and Conversation Series concludes August 8th with Dave Gray as guest host.  Through this series Arcanum Wayne Trail Historical Society has been able to record memories about people, place and events from yesteryear, which help to preserve the history of our people. Dave will have stories about helping Arley, his grandfather and his dad Bud, in the construction business, playing sports in Arcanum and his years... read more
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First Friday features over 40 different artists and vendors
If you love arts and crafts, you won’t want to miss Main Street Greenville’s First Friday event for August, the Artisan Stroll! The event features over 40 different vendors, each offering art, artisan crafts, or handmade items! The event will be held from 6-9 pm downtown Greenville on Friday, August 7th. “It will be a jam packed night, with so much to see and do,” said Susan Fowble... read more
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Versailles Health Care Center… Survivors of stroke and brain injury
Versailles Health Care Center is pleased to invite the community to its inaugural event for survivors of stroke and brain injury and their families.  NeuroConnect will meet quarterly to connect survivors and their families with positive support and beneficial resources.  Sessions will be led by Shannon Condon, Facility Rehab Director and Speech Therapist, and Tammy Moyer, Certified... read more
Darke County August Blood Drives
DAYTON, Ohio – There are many Darke County blood drives to choose from in August.  Donors will also walk away with a splashy water bottle as the donor gift, plus a chance to win a deluxe Hawaii vacation for two.  Everyone who registers to donate will receive a free “Catch the Wave – Donate Blood” screw top water bottle with straw; everyone age 18 and older will also be entered in the Community Blood Center... read more
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Starry Nights Mini Camp at the Park District
There is still time to sign up for the Starry Nights Mini Camp at the Darke County Parks Nature Center on August 11-13 from 9pm-11pm. The former cutoff date of July 14th has been extended, so give the Nature Center a call. The camp is open to kids ages 10-12, and the fee is $30. Participants will spend these late nights gazing at... read more
EUM Church… Women need love; men need respect
It’s as simple and as complicated as that! Dr. Emerson and Sarah Eggerichs present the Love and Respect Marriage Conference – a dynamic, high energy, practical seminar designed to help couples and singles achieve the relationship of their dreams. Based on Ephesians 5:33 which says, “So again I say, each man must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband” and the three groundbreaking principles... read more
Robbins to speak to LWV at membership party
Kay Robbins, Director of CASA, will share information about Court Appointed Special Advocates with LWV members and guests at their annual membership party for the League of Women Voters of Darke County.  Shirla Neff will host this annual event at her home, with the intent of giving members and potential LWV members insight into CASA and our local League of Women Voters. This gathering, scheduled for Thursday, August 13th... read more
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August “Lunch on the Lawn”
What better way to wrap up the Summer Season at Green ville Public Library than to chill out at our last  “Lunch on the Lawn” Friday August 7th, 11:30 to 1:00.  Bring a chair or blanket if you like and join the crowd under the shade trees for music and a meal - bring your own or purchase one at the white tent for $7. Romer’s Catering is providing the menu: 1/4 BBQ Chicken, Potato Salad... read more
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DCCA announces cast for MCT’s King Arthur’s Quest
An outstanding cast has been chosen for Darke County Center for the Arts' presentation of Missoula Children's Theatre's King Arthur's Quest. Following just five lively days of intense rehearsals, two performances of the musical play that takes audiences to the medieval kingdom of Camelot will be presented on Saturday, August 1 at Versailles Performing Arts Center... read more
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MVCTC Schedule Pick-up Nights Scheduled
Englewood, Ohio – Miami Valley Career Technology Center (MVCTC) junior and senior students enrolled for classes during the 2015-2016 school year may pick-up their school schedules on: Monday, August 3, 5:00-8 p.m.; 5:00-6:15 pm –Cookout, Welcome, Tours of Programs; 6:30-7:00 pm – Parent/Student Meeting (Required Meeting in SAC); 7:00-7:30 pm - Pick up Schedule... read more
Free Computer Classes at Library
The Greenville Public Library is again offering free Computer Classes to the community.  They are: Basic Computer Skills, Monday August 10th, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm; and Basic Internet Skills, Monday August 17th, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm.  Class is limited to 10 participants so hurry to register by calling 548-3915.  Classes are taught by Stephanie St. Meyers.
A New Bookclub at Library
The Greenville Public Library is hosting a new bookclub led by by Melinda Guerra.  Melinda explains, “Having intentionally avoided book clubs for the last decade, I winced when offered the opportunity to start one for the Library.  I chafe at the reputation of book clubs: an absence of book discussion, a repetitive book list, an inability to stay on track, a lack of desire to engage with books that challenge personal opinions…  the... read more
Ag. Breakfast Meeting
Ag. Breakfast Meeting,  Thursday, August 6, 7:30am, Brethren Retirement Center's Cafeteria, Greenville, (Enter through the Brethren Retirement Center's main doors, under the awning, and follow the signs to the cafeteria.), Our speaker will be Daryl Riffle, Secretary of the Darke County Agricultural Society, who will update us on the 2015 Great Darke County Fair. For your calendar: the following month’s meeting will be September 3, 2015. Sam Custer, Extension Educator, Agriculture & Natural Resources
Shelby County Vets to DC Planning 11th Trip
September 18-20, 2015 -- Attention: Shelby County Vets of WW II, Korea, Vietnam/Vietnam Era. If you have not yet visited your memorial in Washington, DC, we want you to send in your application . . . NOW. The July 31 cutoff date is quickly approaching. We have room for some more of our vets. What’s in it for you? Three days to relax and enjoy the comradery of fellow vets, family, friends, and new friends. Our three-day excursion... read more
Greenville Grace Church blood drive
Greenville Grace Church will host a community blood drive Monday, Aug. 3 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at 4805 State Route 49 with a splashy water bottle as the donor gift, plus a chance to win a deluxe Hawaii vacation for two. Everyone who registers to donate will receive a free “Catch the Wave – Donate Blood” screw top water bottle with straw; everyone age 18 and older will also be entered in the Community Blood Center (CBC) “Get on Board... read more
August Volunteer Opportunities… DCP Volunteers,
Below are the volunteer opportunities we have planned for the month of August. Please let me know if you are available to assist with any of the projects/ tasks. Early Morning Discovery Hike; Join a Naturalist at 8AM on Tuesday mornings and hike the trails to see who calls Darke County Parks their home. Butterfly Monitoring; Do you like BUTTERFLIES?! Join us at 2PM on Friday afternoons and assist... read more
Edison Community College… World War II Vets Tell Their Stories
Seven World War II Veterans will tell their compelling stories of courage, honor, and strength during a special event held at Edison Community College’s Piqua campus on Thursday, October 15 beginning at 11:30 a.m. As members of the Greatest Generation, these World War II veterans scheduled to tell their stories to Miami Valley audiences are eager to make their voices known: Robert Tweed, Harry Christy, Marion... read more
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“Chan, Tea, and the Way of the Warrior” at Library
The Green ville Public Library welcomes back Jesse Berry for a special event Thursday July 30th at 6:30.  Everyone knows Jesse as the owner and head Sifu, or instructor, of the Young Forest Martial Arts studio and also the owner and operator of Blue Lantern Tea, an online store specializing in rare artisan teas from around the world... read more
Sunday Jazz in the Park
The Greenville Municipal Jazz Band will present a concert in the park this Sunday, July 26th at the Marling Band Shell located in the beautiful Greenville City Park.  The concert will begin at 7:30 and is free and open to the public. The Greenville Municipal Jazz Band is composed of members of the bigger group that has performed in the last three concerts.  Featured this week will be the vocal stylings of Mrs. Chelsea Whirledge.  A graduate... read more
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Summer lunch program
A little known resource in Greenville is the summer lunch program at First Presbyterian Church at 114 E. 4th Street.  Free, nutritious lunches are served from 11:30 a.m. to noon each Tuesday and Thursday through August 6 for youth under 17 years of age and their parent/guardian. The menu varies each day but is always colorful and delicious and topped off with dessert... read more
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Last “Family Fun Day” at Library
The last “Family Fun Day” of the summer is Wednesday July 29 at 11:00 a.m. on the lawn at the Greenville Public Library.  Crowd favorite Mike Hemmelgarn returns for a new and exciting performance.  As always, this year's program features a custom blend of ventriloquist characters and a wild variety of comedy juggling with a splash of magic.  Mike's unique brand of entertainment... read more
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Spirit Medical 'Catch the Wave' Blood Drive rescheduled for July 30
Dave Knapp Ford Lincoln Blood Drive scheduled for Aug. 1 -- Spirit Medical Transport LLC in Greenville will host a community blood drive Thursday, July 30 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the news training room, 5484 S. State Route 49 with a splashy water bottle as the donor gift, plus a chance to win a deluxe Hawaii vacation for two.  (This blood drive was originally scheduled for July 23 and many... read more
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Fort GreeneVille Chapter DAR Storytime at the Gathering
Fort GreeneVille Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution is inviting school age children to a storytime at the Gathering at Garst on Saturday, July 25th. At 1:00pm at the Burkett Encampment Tent, John Burkett will have a storytime based on Fort GreeneVille's hero, Josiah Hunt. The Burketts will be in period dress in order to give a visual of the time period. Also Karen Burkett... read more
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Home Gardener Workshop on August 5th
GREENVILLE – Did you ever notice that some year’s your garden produces too much food for you, your family and even your friends to consume before it goes bad?  Have you left fruits and vegetables to rot in your garden because you cannot possibly eat any more of them?  Has this ever happened to you?  If you have answered yes to these questions, then this home gardener workshop... read more
Canner Gauge Testing Time
Planning to do some canning this year to take advantage of your garden produce?  That means it's time to get your home canning equipment in working order.  OSU Extension, Darke County, will check dial type pressure canner gauges. There is a $5.00 charge for each gauge tested.  You will need to bring in your dial gauge to our office and we will test it immediately, or call you to pick it up after it has been tested.  In addition, you will receive the most... read more
American Red Cross Flash Flooding Relief Effort Ongoing
Casework begins Family by Family - July 16, 2015 – Even after the flood waters recede, there is still much to do if your home is one of those affected by this week’s flash flooding.  That is why Red Cross volunteers and staff are in Darke County working with families, doing casework and determining how best each family can be assisted on their road to recovery.  It takes far less time for a home to flood than it does... read more
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DCCA... Auditions open for King Arthur’s Quest production
Darke County Center for the Arts is once again presenting a week-long Missoula Children's Theatre residency which begins with auditions offering the opportunity for all interested youngsters to try out for a role in a full-scale musical theatre production and concludes with performances starring local students. Auditions for MCT's King Arthurs... read more
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Minnetrista Theater at Library
The Greenville Public Library's “Family Fun Day” continues Wednesday July 22nd at 11:00 a.m. on the front lawn.  We again welcome Minnetrista Theater with “Furry Tales With a Twist.”  This hilarious play takes the audience on an adventure with Sam and Alex—two blundering actors with a scrambled script—as they perform GoldiSOCKS... read more
Autism Spectrum support group to meet July 23
Darke County's local autism spectrum disorder (ASD) support and resource group, ASD in the Darke, will meet Thursday, July 23 at 7 pm. Monthly meetings typically take place on the third Thursday of the month at 1123 Wayne Ave., Greenville, which used to be a church. Caring for loved ones on the autism spectrum can be a challenge, and oftentimes one feels alone in their journey; come join us to talk about the issues facing the autism community... read more
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Library's July “Third Floor Film Series”
In July the “Third Floor Film Series” will feature The Treasure of the Sierra Madre from 1948. Directed by master filmmaker John Huston and starring Humphrey Bogart in one of his most celebrated performances, the film focuses on a trio of men who become obsessed with finding gold in the desert mountains of northern Mexico in the 1920s. They start out as business partners but greed... read more
Coffee with the Commissioner
Commissioner Mike Stegall will have his monthly “Coffee with the Commissioner” for July at the Front Street Inn, Greenville, Saturday from 8 to 10 a.m. Enjoy great food and coffee and ask the Commissioner about what is happening in local government.
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Darke County Parks hosts historical author
The Darke County Park District will be hosting author James Alexander Thom, well-known author of a series of historical novels on Wednesday, July 22, 2015 from 10:30 am to 7:30 pm in the Shawnee Prairie Nature Education Center.  Mr. Thom will be selling and signing books for his many followers.  Mr. Thom will be at the Nature Center to take part in the unveiling of the replica of the... read more
MVCTC Schedule Pick-up Nights Scheduled
Englewood, Ohio – Miami Valley Career Technology Center (MVCTC) junior and senior students enrolled for classes during the 2015-2016 school year may pick-up their school schedules on: Monday, August 3, 5:00-8 p.m. 5:00-6:15 pm –Cookout, Welcome, Tours of Programs; 6:30-7:00 pm – Parent/Student Meeting (Required Meeting in SAC); 7:00-7:30 pm - Pick up Schedule; 7:30-8:00 pm - Laptop Pick up & Building Tours. Students enrolled... read more
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Breast Cancer Awareness 5K Run/Walk
(Greenville) July 8 - The Breast Cancer Awareness 5K run/walk, which is part of the Darke County Wellness Challenge, will take place on Saturday, August 1, 2015 at the Annie Oakley statue in downtown Greenville. The kids run will begin at 8:00 a.m. with the 5K run/walk following at 8:30 a.m. Race packet pick up will be Friday, July 31st from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at First... read more
Midmark & Versailles High School NHS to sponsor blood drive
DAYTON, Ohio – Donors will get a chance to win a deluxe Hawaii vacation for two at the Midmark and Versailles High School National Honor Society sponsored community blood drive Monday, July 20 from 12:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Versailles Knights of Columbus Social Hall, 8440 State Route 47.  Everyone who registers to donate will receive a free “Donor Surf Co.” surfboard t-shirt and everyone age 18 and... read more
Friends of the Library used book sale
Summer reading and listening!  Home schooling bonanza!  That’s what you will find on the second floor of the Greenville Public Library in the Friends of the Library ongoing used book sale.  The GPL has inventoried stock and donated books on CDs, juvenile books, fiction and non-fiction, and beautiful children’s picture books to the ”for donation only” book sale, located to the right in the computer area. Practically... read more
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“Life of the Union Soldier” at Library
Join us at the Greenville Public Library for an interesting evening of the kind of history you don’t always hear about.  On Thursday July 16th at 6:30 Allen Coffman, a member of the Ohio Valley Civil War Association, will describe the life of the union soldier -  a behind the scenes look at what he carried and why, and what... read more
Greenville Municipal Concert Band to feature Sarah Herzog
The next concert of the Greenville Municipal Concert Band will take place this Sunday, July 12th at 7:30 pm at the Marling Band Shell located in the beautiful Greenville City Park.  This week the GMCB will present a concert showcasing music from great motion pictures and Broadway musicals and the composers and arrangers that made the music famous. Featured with the GMCB will Sarah Herzog.  Sarah is a recent graduate of Greenville... read more
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Jim Gill at “Family Fun Day”
The Greenville Public Library is very happy to host nationally known children's musician and author Jim Gill at “Family Fun Day” Wednesday July 15th.  Jim has released six award-winning CDs of music & play for young children that are favorites in family rooms, classrooms, playrooms - and our storytimes! His musical recordings and picture books have received honors and... read more
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Register your child for Head Start Preschool
Summer is half over and school is coming soon!  The Kids Learning Place - Head Start program in Darke County is currently seeking 3 & 4 year-old preschool children for the upcoming 2015-16 school year. The school readiness program is open at no cost for income eligible families. Head Start also accepts children with special needs, in foster care or homeless. Head Start’s main... read more
Regional Dairy Meeting
A Regional Dairy Meeting will be held Aug. 10 at St. Henry High School in St. Henry. Get the details with the attached flyer here.
Pesticide Applicator Training
Attached is an opportunity for you to attend a Private Pesticide Applicator Training and a Fertilizer Applicator Certification Training.  This training will fulfill your requirements for 2016 and after. For those of you that winter in the South, this is the best opportunity for you!! Get the details here
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First Friday Artisan Stroll moved to August
If you are a local artist or you know someone who is, please help Main Street Greenville spread the word. The Artisan Stroll will be in August this year! The event has been moved from October to August as part of the organization's series of monthly First Friday events. This year's event will take place on Friday, August 7th from 6-9 pm. The date... read more
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Historic Bears Mill… “Art in the Clark Gallery” features former area residents
Artwork by former Arcanum residents Christopher Madden and Marilee Pallant will be on display at historic Bear's Mill beginning Friday, July 24 when both artists are eagerly anticipating greeting old friends and acquaintances during a reception from 5 until 9 p.m. in the Mill's Clark Gallery. The exhibit title, “Illuminations,” directly derives from Pallant's description of her luminous paintings... read more
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Local Couples Sponsor DCCA Barbecue & Blues
Darke County Center for the Arts recognizes local couples for their sponsorship of the annual Barbecue and Blues fundraiser.  This year’s event is sponsored by Matt & Angie Arnold, Tom & Jennifer Bish, George & Becky Luce and Dr. Robert & Jean McLear and will take place at Turtle Creek Golf Course, 6545 St. Rt. 36 E., Greenville, Ohio, on Friday, July 17 at 6:30 PM; this outdoor event... read more
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The Joy of Mothing
Birdwatchers become birders, butterfly-lovers become “butterfliers”, so why not “moth-ing?” Join the Darke County Parks on Saturday, July 11th from 8pm-11pm for a presentation that will introduce us to these fascinating nighttime (and daytime) creatures: what they are, what they do, and their role in the lives of the plants and animals around them (including us)... read more
First Friday Event Moved to Second Friday
Main Street Greenville has moved their First Friday event to the second Friday in July, due to the 4th of July holiday weekend. In addition, there will be NO Farmers' Market on Saturday, July 4th. Enjoy the 4th with family and friends and make plans to join us downtown Greenville next weekend! Next weekend will be filled with great things for the family to enjoy in downtown Greenville! We will send out an email next week with a full list of offerings and specials... read more
Arcanum Wayne Trail Historical Society Coffee & Conversation
Rick Hunt and Sue Hunt Besecker will share the stage telling stories of growing up in Arcanum July 11 at 10 a.m. at the Arcanum Wayne Trail Historical Society.  The Coffee and Conversation series let us share stories and memories about people, places and events. Rick and Sue want you to tell your stories too. Enjoy a morning of laughter and friendship while enjoying light refreshments. Dave Gray will be our guest host August 8.  The Historical Society is located at 123 W. George Street.  Visit www.arcanumhistoricalsociety.org for more information.
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First Friday Event Moved to Second Friday in July!
Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, family, and friends for an outdoor showing of the The Goonies during Main Street Greenville’s First Friday event, Theater on Third! The First Friday event was moved to the second Friday due to the 4th of July holiday weekend. The event will take place on Friday, July 10th. Main Street Greenville encourages everyone to dine, shop downtown, and enjoy other activities... read more
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July “Lunch on the Lawn”
Cool off under the shade trees and groove to the music as you take a break and enjoy your mid-day meal on a summer’s Friday.  Greenville Public Library's July “Lunch on the Lawn” will be held on the 10th due to the holiday weekend before. Bring your own lunch or purchase one from D’Alessios at the white tent for $7. The menu is a Sandwich (chicken salad croissant... read more
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Beavers of Darke County
Timber! Beavers have made a remarkable come-back from near extinction, and we have several sites within the Darke County Parks that beavers now call home! Join our Naturalist Intern, Grace Winhoven, and spend an evening learning all about the largest rodent of North America and then we’ll travel off-site to possibly look at beavers in action!  This program will begin at the Nature... read more
Bike to Health
Are you ready to get OUTSIDE? The sun is shining and your bike is calling your name! Meet a Naturalist at the Gettysburg Access Point (Bridge Street), and we will ride the trail and enjoy the summer weather! Join us on July 9th at 6:30pm and August 17th at 6:30pm.  Families are welcome.  Please bring your helmet and a water bottle. Let’s explore Tecumseh Trail for a ride!  For more information, please... read more
Arcanum Wayne Trail Historical Society
The second season for the Arcanum Wayne Trail Historical Society Coffee and Conversation series begins June 13 at 10 a.m. with Arlene Morris of Gordon.  Enjoy a cup of coffee and donut while we share stories and memories.  Arlene will lead us down memory lane but we want you to tell your stories too. Enjoy a morning of laughter and friendship.  Other guests this summer will be Rick Hunt and Sue Hunt Besecker on July 11 followed by Dave Gray on August 8.  The Historical Society is located at 123 W. George Street.  Visit www.arcanumhistoricalsociety.org for more information.
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Annie Oakley essay contest deadline nears
Cope’s Distributing to Sponsor “Aim for a High Mark” Essay Contest - The Annie Oakley Festival will again offer its annual “Aim for a High Mark” essay contest for Darke county girls age 8 to 13. This year’s contest is sponsored by Cope’s Distributing located at 640 Markwith Ave Greenville, Ohio. Three prizes will be awarded. First place... read more
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Darke County Area Blood Drives
DARKE COUNTY, Ohio – Many area sponsors will host blood drives in July with the chance to win a deluxe Hawaii vacation for two. Everyone who registers to donate will receive a free “Donor Surf Co.” surfboard t-shirt and everyone age 18 and older will also be entered in the Community Blood Center (CBC) “Get on Board... read more
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Calling All Superheoes at the Library!
Children ages 6 to 12 are invited to come to the Greenville Public Library dressed as their favorite superhero on Saturday July 11th at 1:00 for our big Superhero Event!  You can perform daring deeds, demonstrate your might, and protect the Library against villainous attacks by such baddies as the three in the picture.  The heroes will... read more
Greenville Municipal Concert Band Independence Day Celebration
The first concert of the Greenville Municipal Concert Band will take place this Sunday, July 5th at the Marling Band Shell in the beautiful Greenville City Park.  The concert will start at 7 pm and will be conducted by JR Price. This week, The Greenville Municipal Concert Band will perform music that celebrates this country's Independence Day.  The band will feature two special performers for the evening... read more
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Great Darke County Fair… Down on the Farm… Little Mr & Miss
Applications are now being accepted for The 2015 Great Darke County Fair Little Miss and Mr. Pageant.  The pageant will take place in the fairgrounds youth building, located behind the gazebo.  It will be on Monday, August 24, 2015 with the boys starting at 5:30 and the girls starting at 6:30.  This year’s theme is “Down on the Farm,” a farm themed and judged event... read more
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“Leonardo” at Family Fun Day
The Greenville Public Library will host Parents' Choice Award winner “Leonardo” at Family Fun Day on Wednesday July 8th at 11:00 a.m.  Leonardo is a family musician and songwriter who entertains, educates and empowers kids of all ages with lots of audience participation, singing and dancing.  See www.leonardomusic... read more
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Summer Concert On-the-Lawn: Higgins-Madewell
Darke County Parks is proud to present, Higgins-Madewell on Saturday, July 18th at 7:00pm at Shawnee Prairie Preserve Outdoor Amphitheatre (4267 State Route 502 West).  The music of Higgins-Madewell is a combination of strong vocals, acoustic guitar and heartfelt original lyrics that is difficult to classify as one specific genre.  Their... read more
Holiday closings
Greenville Transit System will be CLOSED July 4th in observance of Independence Day. County offices will be closed Friday, July 3, in observance of Independence Day. Community Action Partnership will be closed Friday, July 3 in honor of Independence Day. This includes Metropolitan Housing Authority, and Community Transportation Services.
Family Fun Night
Join Trinity Wesleyan Church as they kickoff to Everest VBS with the Light Foundation. The date is July 12 at 6 p.m., 1400 E. Main St. Get details here.
Family Fest to be hosted by EUM Church
Kick off your Fourth of July weekend at Family Fest on July 3, 2015 at the Darke County Fairgrounds. This FREE event begins at 1:30 pm and ends at 8:30 pm. The goal of Family Fest is to have a full day of free events such as games for the entire family, a guest speaker who will encourage families, information on hand to help families succeed and thrive, and a FREE Meal for families to enjoy together. The EUM... read more
Good Samaritan Health Center Greenville Set to Open
GREENVILLE, Ohio (June 25, 2015) – Construction is complete on Good Samaritan Health Center Greenville, a new 7,900 square foot office building across the street from Wayne HealthCare’s main campus. Equipment and furniture is being moved in this week, and patients will begin using the new building starting Monday, June 29. Good Samaritan Health Center Greenville is a new medical office building which soon... read more
NextStep Ministries to be Supported by Sunshine 5K
Runners, joggers and walkers: you are needed by NextStep Ministries at the Sunshine 5K! The annual Sunshine 5K will be held at 8:30 am on September 19 at the Greenville City Park. All the proceeds from participant registrations benefit local ministries. This year, you may choose NextStep Ministries to benefit from your registration! To support us and register for this event visit: https://gtraces... read more
Ag. Breakfast Meeting
Ag. Breakfast Meeting, Thursday, July 2, 7:30am, Brethren Retirement Center's Cafeteria, Greenville (Enter through the Brethren Retirement Center's main doors, under the awning, and follow the signs to the cafeteria.) For your calendar: the following month’s meeting will be August 6, 2015.  Sam Custer, Extension Educator, Agriculture & Natural Resources
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Food and fun at DCCA’s Barbecue and Blues
Darke County Center for the Arts will host “Barbecue and Blues,” a family-friendly fundraiser at Turtle Creek Golf Course on Friday, July 17. The Doug Hart Band, a group that has been a major force in the southwest Ohio blues scene for over 15 years, will be the headlining music act. The event opens at 6:30 p.m., with local favorites The Green DeVilles providing the... read more
Church hosts Left Behind
First Baptist Church, 7233 SR 121, Greenville, invites everyone to view the movie Left Behind on June 27, 6 p.m. The film stars Nicholas Cage. Snacks will be provided.
Blood drives to be hosted in Greenville, Arcanum
The Greenville Education Association will sponsor a blood drive Tuesday, July 14 from 12:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Greenville Church of the Brethren, 421 Central Ave. Everyone who registers to donate will receive a free “Donor Surf Co.” surfboard t-shirt and everyone age 18 and older will also be entered in the Community Blood Center (CBC) “Get on Board – Give Blood Summer Blood Drive” drawing to win... read more
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Annie Oakley Golf Tournament will be held July 20
The 34th annual Annie Oakley Golf Tournament is fast approaching.  Get signed up with your team today for a chance to win a new car or truck from one of four Darke County area car dealers!  You can also purchase a T Sign to be displayed to advertise your business or in honor or memory of someone. This year’s tournament is scheduled for July 20th at the Turtle Creek Golf Course... read more
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Library's Next “Family Fun Day”
“Family Fun Day” at the Greenville Public Library continues on Wednesday July 1 at 11:00 a.m. with “The Math Maniac Show.”  This fast-paced, upbeat, highly visual demonstration of awesome math facts proves learning math and having fun go together.  The Math Maniac is the same fellow who did the Dr. T. Rex and Mr. Molocule shows in the past.  He's always a blast.  Just meet on the lawn... read more
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Library Film Series Continues
The Greenville Public Library's next Thursday evening “Third Floor Film Series” movie will be on June 25 at 7:00.  Come and watch one of the greatest screwball comedies ever made in His Girl Friday (1940), directed by Howard Hawks and starring Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell, and Ralph Bellamy. The witty quips come fast and from every direction is this masterclass of comedic timing and delivery... read more
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Pleasant Hill Church cruise in
Join Pleasant Hill Church just north of Union City, IN for their 1st Annual Cruise in on July 11, 2015 from 12:00 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. Special music, food, and drinks all there, PLUS dash plaques to the first 20 vehicles! All proceeds will go to Men for Mission: building homes in Haiti. Call 765-964-3664 for more information... read more
Shop to help Women At Risk
There is a war raging against women. Rivers of tears run as a hidden gendercide sweeps the globe. At WAR, International, we unveil what’s hidden and reclaim what’s beautiful. Our war has victims disguised as statistics like: 800,000 people illegally trafficked across borders in the 365 days of our year--half are children. 70% of trafficked women end up as sexual slaves chained to beds of horror. In the United States... read more
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“Family Fun Day” at Library
The Greenville Public Library presents its next “Family Fun Day” event on Wednesday June 24th at 11:00 a.m.  Meet on the lawn under the shade trees and bring a blanket or lawn chair – ready to welcome back our favorite juggler Tom Sparough “The Space Painter.”  Tom's shows are  breathtakingly fun and always include tons of laughter... read more
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Wetland Wildlife Workshop
PIQUA, OH - There is still time to register for the “Wild for Wetlands!” Workshop, scheduled for Saturday, June 27th, 2015 from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm in Piqua.  The workshop will be held at the Upper Valley JVS, located at 8811 Career Drive.  Morning sessions will be held indoors, but after lunch we will head out to a nearby wetland for hand-on exploration with wildlife biologists... read more
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Don’t Miss Out On Your Chance To WIN BIG!!
Daffy Ducks Will Be Flocking To The River Soon -- The Big Brothers Big Sisters Daffy Duck Derby 2015 and Duck N’ Run 5K is scheduled for Thursday, June 18 in Sidney’s Tawawa Park.  Duck adoptions are still available, but time is running out!  The Daffy Duck Derby is a fun and exciting way to help children within the Shelby and Darke County community.  When you “adopt” a... read more
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Turkey Vultures!
Wildlife has uncanny ways of adapting to its environment based on food, water and shelter needs. Turkey Vultures are no exception. Their reputation as nature’s garbage collectors is accurate and fascinating. We are fortunate to host dozens of roosting Turkey Vultures in Greenville near Alice Bish Park. Let’s celebrate TVs this warm summer morning, June 25th at 9:00am!  Meet at... read more
Fleetwood Dreams coming to Greenville
Presented by the Darke Elks Benevolence Group - Saturday, June 20th - 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm - $10 each - Those who love Fleetwood Mac should purchase tickets to see Fleetwood Dreams, a Fleetwood Mac tribute band presented by the Darke Elks Benevolence Group! Click on the link to hear some audio samples and videos of the band... read more
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Ansonia & Mississinawa Valley teams compete for bragging rights
DARKE COUNTY, Ohio – The Mississinawa Valley High School FFA will host the Ansonia High School FFA in the 6th annual “Blood & Guts Grudge Match Blood Drive” challenge Monday, June 22 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the MVHS gym, 10480 Staudt Road, Union City. Everyone who registers to donate will receive a free “Donor Surf Co... read more
Container Gardening at Darke County Parks!
Join the Darke County Parks as we welcome Caitlin Miller of Miller Flowers Greenhouse for a workshop on starting your container garden. Container gardening is beneficial for those who have issues with space, mobility and low sunlight. Many aspects of starting a garden will be covered such as selecting a container, appropriate placement and choosing plants. During the class, Caitlin will put together a container garden and walk you through... read more
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“Conquer Clutter” at the Library
Our favorite organizer is back!  The Greenville Public Library again welcomes Olive Wagar of Organized by Olive, a professional organizing service, to instruct us on how to finally “confidently conquer clutter.“  The program begins at 6:30 on Thursday June 18. Olive explains how peace of mind is gained by using her formula: Decide, Organize, Enjoy. She will  share many resources, tips... read more
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Inaugural Gettysburg Homecoming Festival 5k Walk/Run
Registration is now open for the 1st Annual Gettysburg Homecoming Festival 5k Walk/Run on Saturday June 27th. The run (primary sponsor Johnston Chiropractic) begins at 9:00AM and starts and ends at the Cardinal Center (Gettysburg School). The course features a pleasant mixture of terrain, which loops through the streets of Gettysburg into the country and then back to town... read more
Coffee with the Commissioner
Commissioner Mike Stegall will have his monthly meeting for June at Brown’s Sweet Shop in Versailles this Saturday from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m. It is taking place prior to the parade and other events beginning for the annual Poultry Days weekend.
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Superheroes in Library Windows
As part of the Greenville Public Library's Summer Reading Program there is special artwork in the Library windows!  Local fine artist Michael Glass has painted six superheroes in the six front windows, each over four feet high.  Many people know that Michael paints the windows at The Coffee Pot for the holidays.  These are in color and will last through July. Michael has been painting... read more
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VHCC offers free joint replacement class June 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 Monday, June 22, 2015 at 6 pm in The Rehab Clinic at Versailles Health Care Center. Dr. Chad Weber, Orthopedic Surgeon, along with Versailles Health Care Center Therapists, will provide information about the joint replacement... read more
Blood Drives for June, Part 2
DARKE COUNTY, Ohio – CBC Area blood drives give donors a chance to win a deluxe Hawaii vacation for two. Everyone who registers to donate will receive a free “Donor Surf Co.” surfboard t-shirt and everyone age 18 and older will also be entered in the Community Blood Center (CBC) “Get on Board – Give Blood Summer Blood Drive” drawing to win an expense-paid Hawaii vacation.  Donors are encouraged to schedule... read more
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Annual National Cancer Survivor’s Day Walk at Chenoweth Trails
Each year the Cancer Association of Darke County holds a survivor’s walk in conjunction with the National Cancer Survivor’s Day.  This year the event was held at the scenic Chenoweth Trails located on Greenville-Nashville Rd. on Sunday, June 7. The weather was beautiful, as the surroundings were, and refreshments were... read more
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Log House and Blacksmith Shop Open!
Travel back to the 18th century as you explore both the Log House and the Blacksmith Shop of Shawnee Prairie Preserve (4267 State Route 502 West).  The Log House and Blacksmith Shop will be open to explore on Saturday afternoons from 1pm-4pm through September.  The sound of hammers and anvil will be ringing as the smiths prepare... read more
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Take Me Out to the Ballgame!
Bid on several Dayton Dragons game tickets at Annie’s Star Spangled Gala. Treat your family and friends to a fun and family centered baseball game. Annie’s Star Spangled Gala will be held on Saturday, June 13, 2015. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. at the Garst Museum. Come and join in on this great evening of live and silent auctions, lots... read more
BBQ Chicken and Pork Dinners for sale  
Order yours today! $7.50 per meal. Your choice of chicken or pork and a dinner roll, a bag of chips and a cup of apple sauce. All proceeds go to Cancer Association of Darke County. Call 548-9960 to reserve yours. You can pick them up on Saturday, July 11, 2015 from 11 a.m to 1 p.m. at Greenville City Park, Shelter 3. Just drive to the shelter and we will bring it to your vehicle. Thanks for your support!!
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Bluebag Media… 2015 Miss Chick candidates listed
VERSAILLES – Versailles Poultry Days, Inc. is pleased to present the 10 women vying for the title of Miss Chick 2015. The contest, sponsored by Versailles Savings & Loan, will take place June 12 and 13, beginning with personal interviews at noon on June 12 and the onstage interview beginning at 2 p.m. on June 13 in the old VHS High School Gymnasium. After 63 years of celebrating vibrant... read more
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Darke County Parks in need of Reception Desk Volunteers
Do you have (or are you building up your) clerical skills? If so, it’s time to take the next step and volunteer at Darke County Parks’ Reception Desk.  At the reception desk you get the chance to meet new people, answer the telephone, register participants for programs, operate the gift shop and much more!  Darke County Parks is in need of a receptionist Monday through Saturday... read more
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Eldora Ballroom blood drive
DAYTON, Ohio – The Eldora Speedway will sponsor the annual Eldora Speedway Ballroom Blood Drive Thursday, June 18 from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. with the chance to win a pair of Kings Royal race tickets, and a deluxe Hawaii vacation for two. The blood drive will be in the Eldora Ballroom, 13929 State Route 118, New Weston.  Everyone who registers to donate will receive a free... read more
American Red Cross Lifesaving Courses
Adult and pediatric first aid, CPR and AED courses are scheduled for June 16 in Greenville - Greenville, OH, May 18, 2015 – June is full of exciting days: June 5 is National Doughnut Day; June 7 is National Chocolate Ice Cream Day; June 11 is National Corn on the Cob Day. Our first question is: Why aren’t these being celebrated every day? And our next question: Are you prepared in case an incident occurs during... read more
Bike to Health
Are you ready to get OUTSIDE? The sun is shining and your bike is calling your name! Meet a Naturalist at the Gettysburg Access Point (Bridge Street), and we will ride the trail and enjoy the summer weather! The dates for the programs are Saturday June 13th at 2:00pm, Thursday July 9th at 6:30pm and Monday August 17th at 6:30pm.  Families are welcome. Please bring your helmet and your water bottle... read more
Manure Science Review
Download the registration brochure for the Manure Science Review to be held at Mississinawa Valley High School on August 12. Click here.
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Take Me Out To The Poultry Days Festival
Click link for schedule of events. On June 12th-14th, the annual Poultry Days Festival returns to the Village of Versailles.  The festival theme of “Take Me Out To The Poultry Days Festival” was selected by the 2015 Festival Chairman Brian Pearson and pays tribute to the spirit of spring and baseball.  Brian has been on the Poultry... read more
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Creek Crawl
Grab your boots and we’ll bring the nets! Join a Darke County Parks’ Naturalist for this family friendly afternoon in the creek! Meet at Worth Family Nature Preserve and we’ll hike the trails down to pristine Greenville Creek. Once we arrive, we’ll jump in and take a glimpse at what creatures are living under the water. Crayfish, dragonfly... read more
Donors get on board with Bradford Fire & Rescue Blood Drive
The Bradford Fire & Rescue Services will sponsor a blood drive Monday, June 15 from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. with the chance to win a deluxe Hawaii vacation for two. The blood drive will be in the Bradford High School auditorium, 750 Railroad Ave. Everyone who registers to donate will receive a free “Donor Surf Co.” surfboard t-shirt and everyone age 18 and older will also be entered in the Community Blood Center (CBC)... read more
Roundup at Custer State Park
Few truly wild places remain in this country. Custer State Park is one of them. Located in the Black Hills of South Dakota, the park is home to a variety of wildlife and magnificent scenery spanning 71,000 acres. Nearly 1,300 bison roam the prairies and hills of the park, which they share with pronghorn, big horn sheep, elk and curious burros. Visitors often enjoy close encounters with these permanent residents along the 18-mile... read more
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Preschool Picnic at Darke County Parks
It’s June and time to start the summer off right!  Join a Naturalist for a monthly, hour-long program designed to investigate nature through activities, games and exploring.  There are programs for 2-3 year olds (held on Wednesdays) and a program for 4-5 year olds (held on Thursdays).  In June, we will have our normal class filled with activities to celebrate the season... read more
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Your Pet can be a star
Greenville - The Darke County Friends of the Shelter will be making 2016 calendars. Enter your Pet's picture for a chance to become a Star in the group's 2016 calendar. The monthly pictures will be made up of local pets. Bring a photo or digital picture to the Darke County Animal Shelter, located just beyond the Sheriff's Department. All pictures must be submitted by July 6, 2015... read more
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“Organic Pest Controls” at Library
Join Janell Weiss at the Greenville Public Library for her second workshop on Thursday June 11th at 6:30.  Janell works for the Darke Soil & Water Conservation District and spoke on “Saving Seeds” in May.  This time she will tell us how to control garden pests without using harsh chemicals.  Call 548-3915 to reserve a seat or join on our Facebook event page. Janell first began... read more
Free Family Movie Night at Edison
Edison Community College will offer a free viewing of Despicable Me 2 on Friday, June 12 at 8:30 p.m. The viewing will be held outdoors in the courtyard at the Piqua Campus and is open to the community. Despicable Me 2 is the sequel to the story of Gru, his adorable girls, and the mischievous Minions. Just as Gru gives up being the bad-guy, the Anti-Villain League recruits him to track down a new criminal... read more
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“Third Floor Film Series” at Library
The Greenville Public Library's “Third Floor Film Series” is hosting its very first matinee double feature on Saturday June 13 at 11:00 am.  Special effects pioneer Willis O'Brien's ground breaking visual effects will be on display as the audience screens his two most legendary film accomplishments: The Lost World and King Kong.  O'Brien's... read more
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Family Fun Day at Library
The Greenville Public Library kicks off its summer programs on Wednesday June 3 with “Family Fun Day” at 11:00 a.m. on the Library lawn.  All-time favorite Jim Kleefeld will entertain with “Hero Magic” which includes stories and tales mixed with magic of course!  Jim's new show sparkles with tricks, comedy, and interaction. “Family Fun Day” continues every Wednesday through July... read more
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Mannafold Blessings in Health Founder to Speak at VHCC Parkinson’s Group
Wednesday, June 10, 4 pm -- 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 exercise, socialize, and learn.  The guest speaker for the evening will be Shannon Beeghley.  She will be sharing her presentation entitled “The Colors of Healthy Eating” with the group... read more
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Downtown Greenville Farmers’ Market Opening Day
GREENVILLE, Ohio- The Downtown Greenville Farmers’ Market will return on Saturday, June 6th in front of the Darke County Courthouse on the corner of 4th and Broadway. The market will take place every Saturday until October 10th from 9 am to 1 pm. The Downtown Greenville Farmers’ Market has been a Darke County staple since 1998. This year promises to be another... read more
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BBBS Rubber Duck Race & 5k Duck n Run/Walk
Duck adoptions remain steady for the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby and Darke County, and Jennifer Bruns, Executive Director is hopeful that all 4000 ducks will be launched this year.  The upcoming fundraising event, 2015 Rubber Duck Race, will be held Thursday, June 18th at 7:30 p.m. near the Geib Pavilion in Tawawa Park, Sidney. In addition to the duck race, the agency... read more
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Downtown Greenville is the place to be for live music!
More than ten different musicians will perform during Main Street Greenville’s June First Friday event! The event is scheduled for Friday, June 5th from 6-9 pm in downtown Greenville. “The performers will be placed at different locations throughout the downtown district. This will allow folks to enjoy music as they stroll, shop, and dine... read more
Family Fest to be hosted by EUM Church
Kick off your Fourth of July weekend at Family Fes on July 3, 2015 at the Darke County Fairgrounds. This FREE event begins at 1:30 pm and ends at 8:30 pm. The goal of Family Fest is to have a full day of free events such as games for the entire family, a guest speaker who will encourage families, information on hand to help families succeed and thrive, and a FREE Meal for families to enjoy together... read more
DCP Volunteers June Message & Events
The Staff and the Park Board are deeply saddened by the passing of Joseph, the Red-tailed Hawk.  He died of natural causes on May 7th.   We assume he was around 10 years old.  If you require additional information, please contact Robb or Roger.  Thank you for all that you do for the Park District. Below are the volunteer opportunities we have planned for the month of June. Please let me know if you are... read more
Tri-Village Rescue sponsors blood drive
A deluxe Hawaii vacation is up for grabs at the Tri-Village Rescue Services blood drive Saturday, June 13 from 8 a.m. to 12 noon in the conference center, 320 North Main St., New Madison.  Everyone who registers to donate will receive a free “Blood Donor Board Meeting” surfboard t-shirt and everyone age 18 and older will also be entered in the Community Blood Center (CBC) “Get on Board – Give Blood... read more
Masonic Lodge sponsors blood drive
A deluxe Hawaii vacation is up for grabs at the Greenville Masonic Lodge blood drive Tuesday, June 9 from 12:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Greenville Church of the Brethren, 421 Central Ave.  Everyone who registers to donate will receive a free “Blood Donor Board Meeting” surfboard t-shirt and everyone age 18 and older will also be entered in the Community Blood Center (CBC) “Get on Board – Give Blood... read more
Ag. Breakfast Meeting
Ag. Breakfast Meeting, Thursday, June 4, 7:30am, Brethren Retirement Center's Cafeteria, Greenville (Enter through the Brethren Retirement Center's main doors, under the awning, and follow the signs to the cafeteria.) Our speaker will be Damon Winterrowd of Crop Star Consulting. For your calendar: the following month’s meeting will be July 2, 2015.  Sam Custer, Extension Educator, Agriculture & Natural Resources
Darke County Blood Drives, June 1-13
DAYTON & DARKE COUNTY, Ohio – The first two weeks of June Darke County blood drive sponsors will host “Get on Board” blood drives.  Everyone who registers to donate will receive a free “Blood Donor Board Meeting” surfboard t-shirt, and everyone age 18 and older will also be entered in the Community Blood Center (CBC) “Get on Board – Give Blood Summer Blood Drive” drawing to win an expense-paid Hawaii vacation for two.  Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online... read more
EUM church holds park outreach
EUM Church is in the midst of a series of messages around “Love” focusing on the different ways we are called to love God and others. On Saturday, June 6, EUM will hold an outreach event in all five of the Greenville City Parks that will coincide with the message of that week which is “Loving Our Community.” The servants of EUM Church will spruce up our parks just in time for summer. The servants will be doing various jobs... read more
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The Poultry Days Social Tent Promises Another Great Weekend!
Poultry Days 2015 will continue with the largest party in the area and an incredible line of musicians.  Nine live musical acts offer sounds ranging from familiar festival tunes to alternative rock, to popular country to solo acoustic.   With a Social Tent that can hold 2,000 people you can choose to be up front by the music or at a quiet table by the craft bar.  If you want to be... read more
EUM church offers Summer classes
This Summer, EUM Church is hosting several classes that offer enrichment for your spiritual life. Find out how God can work in your life and how He wants you to respond. These classes include: Before Amen – Max Lucado's Before Amen is a 4-session DVD Study for anyone desiring an improved prayer life. In the DVD sessions, he reveals his struggles with prayer and his discovery that having a conversation with God is for everyone... read more
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Jurassic Park Marathon at Library
Greenville Public Library's Kaley Breaden invites everyone to embark on an adventurous expedition around Costa Rica where they will try to uncover some dinosaurs!  Journey all the way back to 1993 with Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park Series.  Movies will run from 9:00 to 4:00 on Saturday June 6th. Join in at any time!  You may win this awesome T-Rex... read more
Food, Fun and Education!
Are you interested in learning how to use the Bake Oven? Join us at the Log House on Friday, May 29th  at 9AM as we plan to fire up the Bake Oven.  During this class we will learn the proper way to use the Bake Oven, what can be made in it, and much more!  As the oven is heating the volunteers will be busy preparing a variety of foods (breads, muffins, cookies) to be baked in the oven and all who attend will be able... read more
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Lunch on the Lawn & Summer Programs at the Library
The Greenville Public Library begins its summer season the first week of June!  Storytimes and Summer Reading for Children, YA’s, and Adults starts Wednesday June 3rd and the first Lunch on the Lawn is Friday June 5th. The theme this year is Superheroes - “Every Hero Has a Story” is certainly true! Lunch on the Lawn is everyone’s... read more
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Annie Oakley Committee plans golf tournament
Preparations for the 34th Annual Annie Oakley Golf Tournament are underway!  Last year 116 golfers signed up for the 18-hole event, which benefited the Cancer Association of Darke County.  Committee members for the tournament are Matt & Angie Arnold, Kent & Lynn James, Todd and Beth Durham, Ray & Bettye Laughlin... read more
Freezing, Canning Workshop Set for June 3, 10 and 17, 2015
Gardeners and other lovers of fresh produce are often interested in extending the season’s bounty by learning more about home-preserving fruits and vegetables. Now they can, by attending a free “Food Preservation Workshop,” presented by Ohio State University Extension, Darke County, at 603 Wagner Avenue, Greenville. There will be three sessions to the workshop... read more
2015 Railroad Festival June 13
The Bradford Ohio Railroad Museum is announcing the 2015 Railroad Festival June 13, 2015 from 10 am- 4 m at the museum. The day celebrates 130 years of Railroad history at the junction. Activities include something for every age group. Children’s Activities include over 17 different games. There will be balloons, coal toss, Pin the number on Thomas, Ring Toss, Kiddie Train Ride. Prizes will be awarded for ticketed games. Adults will get to watch... read more
Darke County Parks sponsors Cycling Summit
Darke County Park District is proud to be a sponsor for the Miami Valley Cycling Summit held May 29, 2015 in Piqua, Ohio.  Over 400 participants are already registered to attend!  The Miami Valley Cycling Summit aims to use the power of cycling and trails to drive economic development in communities both large and small throughout the region. This year’s theme is “Cycling Cultivates.”  National experts will detail how cycling and trails can benefit... read more
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Wayne HealthCare is a Gold Star Sponsor
The Garst Museum and the National Annie Oakley Center want to publicly thank Wayne HealthCare for their Gold Star sponsorship of Annie’s Star Spangled Gala. Annie’s Star Spangled Gala will be held on Saturday, June 13, 2015. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. at the Garst Museum. This is a fundraiser for the Garst Museum and The National Annie Oakley Center. Come and join in on this... read more
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American Red Cross Offers Citizen CPR: “Lake Loramie State Park Welcomes Life-Saving Program”
Greenville, OH, May 18, 2015 – Nestled into northern Ohio farmland is one of the state’s finest park facilities, Lake Loramie State Park, where activities range from boating, swimming, hiking and biking to hanging around camp with friends and families.  As camping season “officially” kicks off, there will be something new this Memorial Day weekend, an exciting partnership between... read more
BPW club hosts BBQ
GREENVILLE – The Greenville Business & Professional Women’s (BPW) Club is sponsoring a fundraiser selling BBQ Chicken Dinners for June 24. Dinners are available for carryout or eat in.  Pre-sale tickets are $7.50. The dinners consist of one half barbeque chicken, applesauce, chips, and roll and butter.  Dinners may be picked up or you can dine in on June 24 between 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the Greenville VFW... read more
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American Sign Language Classes at Library
The Greenville Public Library is proud to host a free course in American Sign Language taught by interpreter Linda Crawford.  The first class is Wednesday June 10th from 6:00 to 7:30.  Classes continue for eight Wednesdays ending on July 29th.  To register please call the Library at 548-3915 or call Linda directly at 423-0402. The only... read more
Adult PQA Plus certification
Dale Ricker has scheduled 4 Adult PQA Plus certification sessions to be conducted at the OSU Putnam County Extension Office, 1206 E. 2nd Street, Ottawa, OH 45875. All new PQA certifications or those that have expired must attend a face to face PQA Plus certification training session... read more
Memorial Day closing
All county and city offices, plus Greenville Transit System will be closed May 25. Community Action Partnership of Greater Dayton Area - Darke County will be closed Monday, May 25, 2015, in honor of Memorial Day. This includes the Metropolitan Housing Authority and Community Transportation services. Regular hours will resume Tuesday, May 26.
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Great Darke County Fair… Hunter Hayes To Perform Aug 23 at 8pm  
The Directors for The Great Darke County Fair are pleased to announce that Hunter Hayes will headline the Sunday, August 23rd concert during the 159th Great Darke Fair. Four-time GRAMMY nominee Hunter Hayes is a Louisiana-born, Nashville-based singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who roared onto the music scene in 2011 with his Platinum-selling, No. 1 self-titled debut album... read more
2015 Railroad Festival
The Bradford Ohio Railroad Museum is announcing the 2015 Railroad Festival June 13, 2013. The day celebrates 130 years of Railroad history at the junction. Activities include something for every age group. Children’s Activities include over 12 different games. There will be balloons, coal toss, Pin the number on Thomas, Ring Toss, Kiddie Train Ride. Adults will get to watch train movies, Slide presentations, & railroad artifacts... read more
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Versailles Poultry Days… Angel Food & Egg, Hoopin’ in the Coop, Superfit & Cornhole
Poultry Days Angel Food Cake Contest and Egg Exhibit -- Saturday, June 13, Poultry Days will be featuring one of the oldest event at the festival, the annual Angel Food Cake Contest and Egg Exhibit.  Open to youth ages 7-17 and adults of Darke and neighboring counties.  Flavored and Chocolate Angel Food division features your favorite recipe.  There are a youth and adult division... read more
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DCMHA accepting applications
The Darke County Metropolitan Housing Authority is currently accepting applications for housing assistance and has announced the waiting list is less than a year. Preference points will be given for individuals and families who are Veterans, widowed spouses and families of Veterans and preference points will also be given to individuals/families meeting HUD’s definition of homeless... read more
Art at the Mill looks at “Water Effects”
In an exhibit entitled “Water Effects,” historic Bear's Mill will host a display of photographs by Maury Wyckoff featuring water along with driftwood sculptures created by Blair Brubaker from May 28 through July 12 in the newly-named Clark Gallery. A reception for the artists will take place on Friday, May 29 from 6 to 9 p.m.; the artists will speak briefly about their work, methods, and inspiration at 7 p.m. This reception offering appetizers, wine... read more
History, Mystery, Mayhem and Murder with Angie Hoschouer
The Darke County Genealogical Society would like to invite members and the public to the rescheduled presentation, “History, Mystery, Mayhem and Murder”, on Sunday, June 7, at 2:00 p.m., in the Lowell Thomas Conference room at Garst Museum. Angie Hoschouer, Manager of Development & Marketing of Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum in Dayton, OH, will keep you on the edge of your seat with chilling tales of Dayton’s... read more
Soccer Academy tryouts
Summit Soccer Academy tryouts May 26 & 27, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Darke County Fairgrounds... read more
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Poultry Days Registrations
5K Run/Walk, Art Show, Photography, Vendor Space - Registration is open for the Saturday, June 13th Versailles Poultry Days 5K Run/Walk and Fun Run at www.versaillespoultrydays.com or www.YOLOorg.com.  Registrations may be made online, by mail or on race day from 6:30-8:00 am.  Pre-registration deadline... read more
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Edison’s Child Development Center offers afternoon preschool
Edison Community College’s Child Development Center is pleased to announce that it will now be offering an afternoon preschool session for children ages 3 to 5. The new offering will be available beginning September 7, 2015 and will run from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Children will participate in activities that support cognitive... read more
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BBBS Announces Daffy Duck Derby & Duck N’ Run 5k!
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby and Darke County is making plans for the upcoming annual fundraising event, 2015 Rubber Duck Race.  This event will be held on Thursday, June 18th.  The Duck launch will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Geib Pavilion in Tawawa Park. In addition to the duck race, the agency will also host the ninth annual Duck... read more
Cancer Survivor’s Day Cook Out
Save the date June 7 for the Cancer Association of Darke County’s National Cancer Survivor’s Day Memorial Walk and Cook Out. An evening of food, music, fun, family, friends and of course walking. Location Chenoweth Trails. Call 548-9960 for more information.
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Darke County Parks host week-long and MINI day camps
School is almost over and summer is nearly here!   What are your kids going to do this summer vacation?  The Darke County Park District is hosting SEVEN, week-long summer camps and THREE  Mini Camps.  Two of this year’s camps include an overnight adventure!  “Each year our camps focus on new, fun and creative ways to discover nature,” says Chief Naturalist, Robb Clifford... read more
Food Plot Seed Available
The Darke Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) will be distributing wildlife food plot seed on a first come first serve basis. This mixture of Buck Wheat, Corn, Sorghums, and Sunflowers will provide some of the best winter cover available for pheasants and quail. It will provide both food and excellent winter cover to help increase the winter survival of your birds. This food plot seed is provided by the Darke County... read more
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Memorial Hall Seating Auction Update
Midwest Auctioneers will be accepting online bids beginning May 13 if you would like to purchase a seat or a row of seats. Mike Baker, of the auctioneering service, encouraged persons who have sponsored a seat to make a bid and take their seat(s) home. They have a complete list of sponsored seats and will make every effort to ensure that... read more
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“Do you have what it takes to be an A.C.E.?”
Each year, the same question is posed to the student body of Greenville Junior High on the first day of school.  “Do you have what it takes to be an A.C.E.?” On June 1, 2015 the Junior High will recognize those students who have maintained a great Attitude, made good Choices, and exhibited tremendous Effort during the 2014-2015 school year... read more
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“Saving Seeds” Program at Library
Janell Weiss says the time to start saving seeds correctly is when you plant them in the spring!  To stay true-to-type they must be separated by distance so they aren’t mixed - she can tell you how to do this for various crops with different techniques for tomatoes, green beans etc. Come to her free workshop at the Greenville Public Library on Tuesday May 21st at 6:30!   She’ll give a Power Point... read more
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Court News Ohio… Who Rules the Web? Staff Report
May 11, 2015 -- There’s a growing global conflict between privacy rights and freedom of speech on the Internet. One example is a European court’s “Right to be Forgotten” ruling that ordered Google to erase links to “irrelevant” and outdated data on request. This issue of sovereignty and the free flow of information in the digital age will be the topic of the Ohio Supreme Court’s Forum on the Law “Who Rules... read more
Versailles KOC to host 'Get on Board' blood drive
DAYTON, Ohio – The Versailles Knights of Columbus will host a Community Blood Center (CBC) “Get on Board – Give Blood Summer Blood Drive” Monday, May 18 from 12:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the KOC Social Hall, 8440 State Route 47.   Everyone who registers to donate will receive a free “Blood Donor Board Meeting” surfboard t-shirt, and those 18-and-older will also be entered in the drawing to win an expense-paid Hawaii vacation for two... read more
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Edison Hosts Annual Leadership Conference
Edison Community College’s Mosaic of Community Leadership will feature speaker Marc Smiley of Solid Ground Consulting at its 12th annual conference on Wednesday, May 20, from 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. in the Robinson Theater of the Piqua campus. The annual conference brings together executive directors, board members, staff and volunteers... read more
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Main Street Greenville planting flowers program
In 2007, Main Street Greenville created the Adopt-A-Box Flower Program in downtown Greenville. Since then, more than 70 flower boxes and pots are funded and planted each Spring by individuals and businesses located in the community. This year’s Downtown Planting Day will be held on Saturday, May 16th from 8:00 - 11:00 am. During this time... read more
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Library's Film Series for May
The next event in the “Third Flood Film Series” at the Greenville Public Library will be Thursday, May 14, at 7 pm. The 1970 film Five Easy Pieces, starring Jack Nicholson and directed by Bob Rafelson, will play on the library’s 80 inch flat screen. Five Easy Pieces was a groundbreaking film in the American movie landscape of 1970, and it made Nicholson a star... read more
Poultry Days Chicken and Ride Presale Tickets
Poultry Days BBQ Chicken Dinner Tickets -- Tickets are now on sale for the World Famous Poultry Days BBQ Chicken for $7.50 per dinner to be served the weekend of June 12th, 13th and 14th.  Tickets will be available at Johns IGA, Second National Bank, Versailles Savings and Loan, and US Bank in Versailles.  Dinners will be sold from 3:30-8pm Friday, 11:30-7:30pm Saturday and 11am-7pm Sunday.  Come early since the chicken can... read more
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Free Computer Classes at Library
Stephanie St. Myers is teaching two free computer classes in May!  The first is “Basic Computer” on Thursday May 21st and the second is “Internet” on Thursday May 28th, both from 1:00 to 3:00 in the Library‘s Computer Room on the second floor. These classes are for beginners or for anyone who wants a refresher. Stephanie’s a very knowledgeable and patient teacher and makes... read more
Darke County Parks… Volunteer Opportunities for May 2015
DCP Volunteers, Below are the volunteer opportunities we have planned for May. Please let me know if you are available to assist with any of the projects/ tasks. Early Morning Hike -- Join a Naturalist at 8AM on Tuesday mornings and hike the trails to see who calls Darke County Park their home; Butterfly Monitoring -- Join us at 2PM on Friday afternoons and assist with Butterfly Monitoring. Beginners and experienced individuals are welcomed... read more
MVCTC Offers Several Summer Camps for Students
Englewood, Ohio – The Miami Valley Career Technology Center (MVCTC) has many exciting summer opportunities for students this year. For full details on all offerings, please visit www.mvctc.com. Student Career Camp - June 8-12, 9 - 11:30 a.m. each day. Student Career Camp is for students entering the 8th, 9th, and 10th grades from MVCTC’s partner school districts. The purpose of the one-week career camp is to give students a hands-on... read more
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Poultry Days Parades
Registration for Versailles Poultry Days, Grand Parade and the Antique Car Parade is open. To register for two of the largest parades in the area, go to Activities at versaillespoultrydays.com.  The Grand parade, which is ran by the Versailles Fire Department expects to have over 125 units again this year and will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, June 13th. Awards are given for Junior Civic... read more
Give Local America for BORM
Dear Family and Friends, I have some exciting news to share with you. On May 5th, Bradford Ohio Railroad Museum is joining more than 8,000 nonprofits to raise money to help improve our local community. During Give Local America last year, more than $53 million dollars were raised for local nonprofits, and we want to raise even more this year! As many of you may know the museum is raising funds to qualify for a $275,000... read more
Ag. Breakfast Meeting
Ag. Breakfast Meeting, Thursday, May 7, 7:30am, Brethren Retirement Center's Cafeteria, Greenville, TOPIC:  I will give an update on the Avian Influenza and how it may affect our county. (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 June 4, 2015.
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Cancer Assn fundraiser, Union City
Borderline, Union City Country Club and Baker’s Motorcycle Shop to hold their 3rd year fundraiser for Cancer Association of Darke County. There will be a Poker Run, 3 Man Golf Scramble, BBQ Chicken Dinners, Benefit Auction, 50/50 drawing and door prizes and live music. Don’t miss this one... read more
Autism support group to meet
ASD in the Darke is a support and resource group for parents and loved ones of those diagnosed or suspected of having an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The group meets the third Thursday of each month at 7 pm in Greenville. Everyone is welcome to attend the meetings, held at 1123 Wayne Ave., Greenville, and people can also join the Facebook group at... read more
Reminder to Senior Citizens
Don’t forget to get your reservations made for the Darke County Annual Senior Citizen’s Day Luncheon May 13, 2015, at Romer’s Catering in Greenville. Doors will open at 10 am. Presentation of the Senior Citizen of the Year Award will precede lunch approx. 11:00-11:30. Local vendors sponsoring this event will be present to offer information and answer questions. After lunch Tish Smith will provide musical entertainment for all to enjoy. Seating is limited. Deadline is May 6, 2015. For reservations, call Carole Schafer at CAP, 937-548-8143
Thyme for Tea deadline
May 6 is the $20.00 payment deadline for the Olde Thyme Gardeners Spring Tea and Luncheon. Jan Brady presents "What's Underneath?" an entertaining program about the history of women's under garments.  The tea and catered luncheon are by reservation only at 11:30, May 16, at Shawnee Prairie Nature Center on Route 502 near Greenville. In lieu of a registration form, mail your name, address, email and phone number with a $20.00... read more
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Great Darke County Fair Concert Update
May 2 – Greenville OH -- The Directors for The Great Darke County Fair want to update the public regarding the August 23, 2015 Fair concert. Here is the information that can be shared at this time. • The entertainment will be made public on Monday May 18th between 11:15 and 11:30 a.m. using our website, facebook, twitter, instagram and local media outlets. • All seats will be reserved... read more
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Hawaii Vacation grand prize in May blood drive
DARKE COUNTY, Ohio – Darke County Blood Drives will help launch the Community Blood Center (CBC) “Get on Board – Give Blood Summer Blood Drive” by hosting various blood drives throughout the county.  Everyone who registers to donate will receive a free “Blood Donor Board Meeting” surfboard t-shirt, and those 18-and-older will also be entered in the drawing to win an expense-paid... read more
Executive Director Search Begins for Darke County Visitors Bureau
May 1, 2015 - The Board of Trustees of the Darke County Visitors Bureau have begun a search for the next executive director of the organization. Current director, Deanna York is leaving in June after 15 years of service. The complete job posting can be found on HometownOpportunity.com. A downloadable pdf file of the job description is available by clicking here. The ideal candidate will have earned a Bachelor’s Degree... read more
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Thank a Teacher
Teacher Appreciation Week is May 4 through 8 and we are taking this opportunity to recognize the contributions teachers make in the lives of our children here at Council on Rural Services, Kids Learning Place, and the Achievement Center for Educational Success (ACES) program.  Being a teacher can be a challenging job; but it is also... read more
Canner Gauge Testing Time, by Jo Langenkamp, Extension Office Associate, OSU Extension Darke County
Planning to do some canning this year to take advantage of your garden produce?  That means it's time to get your home canning equipment in working order.  OSU Extension, Darke County, will check dial type pressure canner gauges beginning on May 1, 2015, and continue through September 30, 2015.  There is a $5.00 charge for each gauge tested.  You will need to bring your dial gauge into our office and we will test it, or call you to pick it up after... read more
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Common, Yet Captivating Northern Cardinals
Join Darke County Parks Naturalist, Mandy Martin, for an evening program celebrating the Northern Cardinal.  It is always a treat to see the brightly colored male Cardinal no matter the season.  Mark your calendar for a natural history program featuring the Northern Cardinal on Monday, May 11 at 7pm.  This free program will be held at Shawnee Prairie Preserve Nature Center.  Please pre-register... read more
Ag. Breakfast Meeting
Ag. Breakfast Meeting, Thursday, May 7, 7:30am, Brethren Retirement Center's Cafeteria, Greenville, (Enter through the Brethren Retirement Center's main doors, under the awning, and follow the signs to the cafeteria.) For your calendar: the following month’s meeting will be June 4, 2015.  Sam Custer, Extension Educator, Agriculture & Natural Resources
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2015 Miss Chick Pageant Applications open
Versailles Poultry Days, Inc. is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for the 2015 Miss Chick Pageant. The contest, sponsored by Second National Bank and Versailles Poultry Days, Inc., will take place June 12 & 13, 2015 beginning with personal interviews at noon on Friday the 13th and the onstage interview beginning at 2 PM on Saturday the 14th... read more
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Blacksmith Basics
Interested in learning the age old art of Blacksmithing?  Pre-register for Darke County Parks’ educational class working closely with our Master Blacksmith.  Saturday, May 9 the beginner class starts at 9am and ends at Noon and will be held in the Blacksmith Shop at Shawnee Prairie Preserve. Each participant will have very hands-on experience creating a project start to finish... read more
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Tickets for Choir-O-Rama 2015 “Best Day of My Life” now On Sale
GREENVILLE, OH - Tickets for the 2015 Greenville High School Choir-O-Rama “Best Day of My Life!” are now on sale. This GHS Tradition will be held on Saturday, May 16 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, May 17 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Clair Memorial Hall. Reserve and general admission seats are available this year. Tickets for reserve seating may be purchased at the Greenville High School ticket... read more
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Friends of the Shelter Garage Sale
The Darke County Friends of the Shelter will sponsor a Garage Sale on Thursday, May 7th   (9:00am – 5:00pm), Friday, May 8th  (9:00am – 5:00pm), and Saturday, 9th  (9:00am to 1:00pm) at 6026 Arcanum-Bearsmill Road Greenville (1 mile South of the Mill, look for Freddie and the Animal Shelter banner). All proceeds will be used to maintain the Dog Park “Scentral Park”, South... read more
Time Line Band to perform at Monte Carlo fundraiser
Cancer Association of Darke County will hold the event on Friday, May 8 at the VFW on Ohio Street in Greenville. The time is 6 pm – 9:30 pm. The cost is ONLY $10 and there will be food, door prizes, raffles, games, etc. 4 Dragon Tickets and VIP Parking Ticket will be given out. This will certainly be an evening of fun you won’t want to miss! The proceeds will go to Cancer Association of Darke County and will be used to help Darke County cancer... read more
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First Friday: Upper Floor Tour -- Friday, May 1st 6-9 pm
Have you ever wondered what is on the upper floors of our historic downtown buildings? If so, you will want to be part of Main Street Greenville’s First Friday Upper Floor Tour on Friday, May 1st to see and discover these hidden locations! This amazing tour will take place from 6-9 pm and will include 4 upper floor locations and 1 bonus location in downtown! Also, since it is "First Friday", downtown... read more
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Edison to join Poem In Your Pocket Day
Edison Community College is pleased to announce it will be participating in the national Poem in Your Pocket Day on Thursday, April 30 at 12 p.m. in rooms 504-505 of the Emerson Center at the Piqua campus. Community members and Edison students and employees are invited to read poetry they have written or favorite poems written by others. Poem in Your Pocket Day was established in 2002 and encourages... read more
NAMI offers course for families living with mental illness
NAMI of Darke, Miami and Shelby Counties is offering a free 12-week course for families and friends of individuals diagnosed with severe mental illness.  The course, called “Family to Family,” begins May 5 from 7:00 to 9:30 PM, continuing on successive Tuesdays.  It will be taught at the Tri-County Board of Recovery and Mental Health Services offices in the Stouder Center, 1100 Wayne Avenue, Suite 4000, Troy... read more
Bradford Ohio Railroad Museum Joins 8,000+ Nonprofits to Make History
On May 5, 2015, Bradford Ohio Railroad Museum is participating in Give Local America, a national day of local giving. This event strengthens the foundation of our communities through a 24-hour crowdfunding event that provides critical funding for and celebrates the work of our community partners across the country. In 2014, Give Local America’s first annual event resulted in more than $53 million being donated to local communities... read more
Cancer Association fundraiser
Borderline, Union City Country Club and Baker’s Motorcycle Shop to hold their 3rd year fundraiser for Cancer Association of Darke County. MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR May 16. There will be a Poker Run, 3 Man Golf Scramble, BBQ Chicken Dinners, Benefit Auction, 50/50 drawing, benefit auction, door prizes and live music. Don’t miss this one! This event will be held at Union City Country Club, 787 Wasson Road, Union City, Ohio!  For more information call Bud at 417-3026 or 968-6518. More to come later.  Watch the papers and your online news.
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Composting Workshop at Shawnee Prairie Preserve
Darke County Parks is hosting a composting workshop on Thursday, May 7 at 6:30pm.  We are thrilled to welcome the Young family from Fresh Aire Farms. At their facility west of Greenville, Fresh Aire Farms composts over 1,000 yards each year.  Once you learn how easy it is to compost, you’ll never think of purchasing soil again.   Dan... read more
First Aid Goes Wild: American Red Cross to Offer Wilderness and Remote First Aid
Darke County, OH . April 23, 2015  If you’re at work or home and a first aid crisis arises, with the assistance of 911 operators and emergency medical services, you are literally only minutes away from help.  But what do you do if you are twenty minutes or twenty hours away from help, off of the beaten path or in an area were cell phone coverage is spotty or not available?  How are you prepared to respond to an emergency?  The American Red Cross will be offering the Wilderness and Remote First Aid this spring on May 2 & 3 from 9:00-5:00 at the Shawnee Prairie Nature Center with instructor Roger Van Fran... read more
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Tons of Trilliums at Routzong Preserve
Darke County Parks’ Wildflower Walk Series continues on Wednesday, April 29 at Routzong Preserve.  Join a park naturalist at 6pm for this leisurely enjoyable stroll through the woodland in search of blooming wildflowers.  Typically, Routzong Preserve, located on Routzong Rd. west of Greenville, is a magic carpet filled with lovely blooms.  We’ll take a closer look at spring ephemerals including... read more
Wetland Wildlife Workshop
Saturday, June 27th, 2015 -- A habitat workshop series is being offered to landowners wishing to improve wildlife habitat on their property.  The workshop series is sponsored by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife, Division of Forestry, Pheasants/Quail Forever, Natural Resources Conservation Service, The Ohio State University Extension, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, National Wild Turkey Federation and Ohio Soil and Water Conservation Districts... read more
Dining By Rail reservations due April 28
You have until April 28 to turn in your reservation for the Dining By Rail fund raising dinner. This Reservation only event features recipes from Railroad Dining Car service. Michael James of Catering by Michael is the Chef. This year he will be serving, Pork Loin, Sea Food Newburg, Carrots, Brussels Sprouts, Potatoes, Pasta, Salad and Apple Cake... read more
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Disney Donates to Annie’s Star Spangled Gala
Annie is getting making preparations for her annual Star Spangled Gala, Saturday, June 13. She wants her friends to know that Disney has donated four, one-day Hopper Passes that will be sold in the Live Auction that evening. Don’t Mickey Mouse around, come to the Gala. It’s a fun evening of Live and Silent Auctions and a variety of Raffles... read more
Recycle out of date electronics
The Darke County Solid Waste Management District and Green Wave Electronics Recycling, Indianapolis, IN, are joining forces to sponsor a “FREE” Electronics Recycling Day on May 21, 2015, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., in the swine barn at the Darke County Fairgrounds.  Vehicles will enter the Gate 2(near Wayne Healthcare), will go through the swine barn to be unloaded and will go out the back gate of the fairgrounds to prevent congestion... read more
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First Friday Artisan Stroll moved to August
If you are a local artist or you know someone who is, please help Main Street Greenville spread the word. The Artisan Stroll will be in August this year! The event has been moved from October to August as part of the organization's series of monthly First Friday events. This year's event will take place on Friday, August 7th from 6-9 pm. The date of the event changed for a few reasons... read more
Thank A Vet 5k Run / Walk
2015 marks the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War. Over 3 million service men and women left their loved ones to answer the call to duty and bravely serve in a country far away from home. The Fort GreeneVille Daughters of the American Revolution is hosting a 5k run/walk to not only Welcome Home those Veterans who saw our Nation through one of the most challenging times we have ever seen, but to thank all Veterans who have proudly served in our Armed Forces... read more
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Don’t Miss A DCCA Night at the Oscars; Featuring Toledo Symphony Orchestra
Darke County Center for the Arts is promising an elegant evening at Henry St. Clair Memorial Hall on Saturday, April 25, when they present Toledo Symphony Orchestra's “A Night at the Oscars.” DCCA is literally rolling out the red carpet for the show, and promises other festive touches for our local “Night at the Oscars.” Although you'll be welcome regardless of your attire, some DCCA... read more
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Midmark’s Eiting to be Featured Guest at the Versailles Area Historical Museum
DAYTON, Ohio, April 15, 2015 — Jim Eiting, retired Midmark president and CEO, chair emeritus, and father of Midmark’s current president and CEO, Dr. Anne Eiting Klamar, will be featured guest of honor alongside son, Mitch Eiting, Sunday, May 3, at 2 p.m., at the Versailles Area Historical Museum in Versailles, Ohio, as part of the company’s ongoing 100th anniversary... read more
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Red Cross to honor military families; Donnie Reis to perform free concert open to public May 3
April 17, 2015, DARKE COUNTY - The American Red Cross will be honoring local veterans and active military and treating them, and their families and friends, to a free concert at St. Clair Memorial Hall on Sunday, May 3. Multi-instrumentalist and accomplished composer, singer and U.S. Army veteran Donnie Reis of Tipp City, Ohio will be performing the concert. Reis has traveled... read more
What’s underneath?
The Olde Thyme Gardeners are pleased to announce a Spring Tea and Luncheon fundraiser.  Jan Brady presents an entertaining program about how women's under garments have changed as women's roles have changed in society. This was presented last year by the Preble County Historical Society and it sold out quickly. Tea, catered lunch and program are by reservation only. Reserved seating is $20.00 per person on... read more
Rescheduled Community Shred Day
April 25, 2015, Jon Jordan Agency , 5192 Kruckeberg Rd , located at the corner of Kruckeberg and State Route 121, HOURS 12 p.m.-2 p.m. FREE TO THE PUBLIC, Bring your old files and documents to be shredded on site. For more information contact Matt Jordan at 937-548-1606
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Call to Commemorate Vietnam Veterans
On April 23 at 7 pm at the theatre at Edison Community College in Piqua, Ohio, the community, students, and veterans from all time periods since World War Ii will be coming together to welcome home, at last, all the men and women who served in the Vietnam war and during the Vietnam Era. To celebrate this homecoming, the Miami Valley... read more
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Explore Historic Upper Floors During First Friday
Have you ever wondered what is on the upper floors of our historic downtown buildings? If so, you will want to be part of Main Street Greenville’s First Friday Upper Floor Tour on Friday, May 1st to see and discover these hidden locations! This amazing tour will take place from 6-9 pm and will include 4 upper floor locations and 1 bonus location in downtown!... read more
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Attorney General Mike DeWine… DeWine Encourages High School Students to Apply for Teen Ambassador Board -- (COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced that his office is now accepting applications for its Teen Ambassador Board. The Attorney General’s Teen Ambassador Board consists of high school juniors and seniors from public, private, charter, and online schools throughout Ohio. Board members advise the office on issues relating to teens. They serve... read more
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“Remembering Wakefield” to be presented at Garst Museum
Betty Broderick and Marilyn Fritz will present “Remembering Wakefield” at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 3, at a meeting of the Darke County Genealogical Society at Garst Museum, 205 N. Broadway. Wakefield was an early settlement in Greenville Township located on Greenville-Celina Road just north of Childrens-Home Bradford Road. All that remains of this settlement is the Wakefield... read more
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Monte Carlo Night on tap for May 8
Cancer Association of Darke County says “Please join us in our annual Monte Carlo Fundraiser!” Our event will be held on Friday evening, May 8, 2015 at the VFW on Ohio Street in Greenville. The time is 6 pm – 9:30 pm. The cost is ONLY $10 and there will be food, door prizes, raffles and an evening of fun. The proceeds will go to Cancer Association of Darke County and will be used... read more
Dining By Rail May 2, 2015
The Bradford Ohio Railroad Museum is hosting the annual fund raiser at the Bradford, Ohio Catholic Rectory on Walnut Street From 6 - 9 pm. This is a reservation only event so tickets must be purchased in advance. Reservation forms are at the museum located at 200 N Miami Avenue or through the website at www.bradfordrrmuseum.org. The Dinner is prepared from Dining Car Service recipes. Michael James of Catering by... read more
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“Work Smarter, Not Harder” at Library
The Greenville Public Library is proud to host Kristi Rambis, Occupational Therapist from Western Ohio Therapy, for a free educational program “Work Smarter, Not Harder - How to Reduce Pressure, Pain & Stress on the Joints“ on Thursday April 30th from 6:30 to 7:30 in the Meeting Room.  Light refreshments will be served. Kristi has been... read more
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Annual Nature Day Coming Soon
A fun filled family event is once again taking place at your Darke County Parks.  The ever-popular Nature Day begins at 10am on Saturday, April 25. Bring the family to Shawnee Prairie Preserve to take part in a passport to adventure.  Participants will receive a ‘passport’ that can be stamped at the completion of each station.  Upon... read more
2015 Senior Citizen Day Luncheon
Darke County’s Annual Senior Citizen Day is set for Wednesday, May 13th. Come enjoy a wonderful day filled with entertainment, a tasty lunch, door prizes, giveaways, camaraderie, and the Senior Citizen of the Year award will be presented. This is a free event for all seniors in Darke County to attend! Senior Citizen Day will be at Romer’s Catering in Greenville, located at 118 East Main Street, near the circle. Doors will open at 10:00A.M. Local vendors... read more
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Bluebag Media… Key Club preps for annual Box City
GREENVILLE – The Greenville High School Key Club will be wrapping up its major event of the year, Box City, on April 18. “We have about 150 boxes so far,” said Key Club President Krutant Mehta; thanks goes primarily to Hansbargers, Lowes and Hibbets. “Key Club members will be able to purchase them – using canned food and clothing as currency – to build their “dwellings” and... read more
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GHS Wavaires Present “Rise Up!” Community Cantata
GREENVILLE - The Greenville High School Wavaires are pleased to present their church cantata to the entire community at 6:00 pm on Sunday, April 26 at St. Clair Memorial Hall. This year's presentation is titled “Rise Up!” and features modern worship songs from well-known worship band “Casting Crowns,” as well as worship artists, Michael Gungor, Matthew West, Chris Tomlin... read more
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Lincoln’s Final Journey through Ohio
Beginning on April 21, 1865, over a 12 day period, the Lincoln Funeral Trail traveled 1,654 miles through seven states.  Thousands of people in Ohio alone gathered along the tracks to pay their respects.  The train stopped in several Ohio towns and Lincoln’s coffin was transported from the depot by horse-drawn hearse. All along the route west of Columbus flags were displayed, bells tolled... read more
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Glad Rags & Old Bags tea and fashion show
Wear a Hat or not, but get your tickets now for the Afternoon Tea and Fashion Show at beautiful St. Clair Manor on Saturday, April 25  from 2 to 4.  The afternoon tea, sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Darke County, promises to be a fun event, but seating is limited. The afternoon features a fashion Show of spring and summer garments and accessories by Youniques and savories... read more
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CBC/Vectren to award $5,000 in college tuition assistance; 'Lead the Way Scholarship' deadline is April 20 -- DAYTON, Ohio – Area high school seniors have until April 20 to enter the Community Blood Center (CBC)/Vectren sponsored Lead The Way Creative Scholarship competition by submitting ideas for a winning high school blood drive campaign. CBC is celebrating 10 years of partnering with Vectren Energy Delivery of Ohio (Vectren) to award $1,000 in college tuition assistance... read more
April Blood Drives, Part 2
DARKE COUNTY, Ohio - Recycling is the theme for April as sponsors partner with Community Blood Center (CBC) to host blood drives in Darke County.  Everyone who registers to donate will receive a free “Recycle Life – Give Blood” grocery tote.  Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com. The sturdy, reusable grocery tote is a nod to “Earth Day 2015” celebrated April 22 and... read more
Conservation healing the land while working for you
Greenville- April 7, 2015 - Have you ever seen the sky tinted brown with soil blown from a bare field on a windy day?  Maybe you've seen a lake or stream that was green from algae growing out of control.  These things are signs that the land and the water are hurting and need our help.  The people working at the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) are conservationists who know the signs ofland that's hurting and... read more
Scholastic Book Fair
EUM Christian Preschool is hosting the Scholastic Book Fair at the Downtown Campus, located at 111 Devor Street in Greenville, from April 18 - 24. The Scholastic Bookfair will be open Saturday, April 18 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:45 am to 3:15 pm, and Tuesday and Thursday from 8:45 am to 12:00 pm. Books are a great educational and enjoyable gift for any child. Consider looking... read more
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Nature Day on Its Way
An annual favorite is coming soon.  Darke County Parks is celebrating Earth Day week once again with Nature Day!  Shawnee Prairie Preserve will be buzzing with activities on Saturday, April 25 from 10a-3p. A celebration of nature will take place throughout the day.  Families are encouraged to plan to spend most of the day exploring each... read more
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Edison Community College… Welcome home to Vietnam Veterans
Miami Valley Veterans Museum board president, Stephen Larck, and museum executive director, Mitch Fogle, are pleased to announce that Lieutenant Colonel Mike Jackson, the national chair of “Operation Welcome Home,” will be giving greetings at the area ceremony to honor Vietnam and Vietnam Era veterans scheduled for April 23 at 7 pm... read more
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Coming SOON ----- A Night In Hollywood
A Night in Hollywood – NOW IS THE TIME..... Tickets are on sale, the Special Olympians are practicing, Won't you please consider stopping by Greenville National Bank to buy your tickets and get involved in the FIRST EVER - Night in Hollywood - Benefit Darke County Special Olympics. On April 18th, a Special Olympics fundraising event... read more
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Edison Darke County offers summer course lineup
GREENVILLE- Want to get a jump start on your freshman year at college this fall, get a class or two out of the way to lighten your load? Or maybe it’s time to start achieving your goal of earning a college degree. How about starting this summer? Edison Community College Darke County Center has an excellent offering of summer courses at a... read more
Freezing and Canning Workshops Set for May and June
Gardeners and other lovers of fresh produce are often interested in extending the season’s bounty by learning more about home-preserving fruits and vegetables.  Now they can, by attending a free “Food Preservation Workshop” presented by Ohio State University Extension, Darke County, at 603 Wagner Avenue, Greenville. There will be four sessions to the May workshop: May 5 – Water Bath Canning; May 12 – Freezing Fruits and Vegetables... read more
American Red Cross Lifesaving Courses
Adult and pediatric first aid, CPR and AED courses are scheduled - Troy, OH (April 6, 2015) – The weather is getting nicer, which means it’s time to start the springtime activities such as mowing the lawn, gardening, grilling and kids playing on the playground. But consider this: 70,000 people are injured annually mowing their lawn, 200,000 children are injured annually on playgrounds, 30,000 people are injured... read more
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Annie’s Star Spangled Raffle Tickets Available
Annie is making preparations for her annual Star Spangled Gala. She wants her friends to know what great raffle prizes are going to be in her Star Spangled Raffle. Tickets are now being sold. Need not be present to win. A major part of Annie’s Star Spangled Gala is Annie’s Star Spangled Raffle. Prizes for the raffle include: $1,000 cash... read more
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Edison Community College… A Welcome Home to Vietnam and Vietnam Era Veterans, By Vivian Blevins, Ph.D. -- Soldiers returning from deployment to Vietnam were told what to expect. There could be anti-war signs at the airports, shouting protestors, and at times, they would be spat upon. Jim Miller, Army Distinguished Flying Cross medal winner for delivering supplies to U.S. Special Forces under assault by thousands of North Vietnamese on a hilltop in Vietnam, says, “I never thought... read more
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Lincoln Funeral Train Tribute
The Lincoln Funeral Train stopped in Bradford to resupply with fuel and water on April 30, 1865. A number of citizens were allowed on the funeral car to pay their respects.    The train then entered Gettysburg at 1:10 AM and then went on to Greenville at 1:36 AM.  Greenville held a memorial where 500 people gathered at the station.  It’s a fascinating piece of American History that took place... read more
CPR & First Aid Class Offered
EUM Christian Preschool and Greenville Township Rescue are hosting a CPR & First Aid Class on Saturday, April 18 from 9:00 am—Noon. The class will take place at the EUM Church Downtown Campus located at 111 Devor Street in Greenville. The class is certified by the American Heart Association. The cost is $6 for the certification card and the deadline to register is April 11. Contact Elaine Snyder at... read more
VHCC Rehab now offers PT direct access
The Rehab Clinic at Versailles Health Care Center is excited to announce acceptance of direct access for physical therapy.  The year 2014 marked the 10-year anniversary for Direct Access legislation in Ohio, but many people still don’t know about it.  In 2004, Ohio became the 39th state in the nation to authorize physical therapists to evaluate and manage patients without a medical referral.  Direct access to... read more
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Head Start Preschool is filling spots for fall
Getting a child ready for kindergarten is important!  But that learning starts at birth and continues through preschool.  If they wait for kindergarten or primary school they will be missing the time when their learning develops most quickly in their life. Kids Learning Place is now taking applications and filling the limited number of spots for the Head... read more
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Botanist Explores Wild Edibles at Darke County Parks
Discover and explore the world of wild edibles with famed Botanist Abby Artemisia.  Pre-register for this fascinating natural plant history program on Saturday April 11 at 11am. Abby will be bringing her expertise of life-long learning to Shawnee Prairie Preserve and lead visitors on a search for wild edibles.  She will also focus on plant identification... read more
Civic Theater Melodrama Auditions
The Darke County Civic Theater will be holding auditions for a melodrama to be presented during the annual Annie Oakley Festival in July. If you ever thought of acting, then come and audition for, “The Dangerous Diamonds”. The cast of characters in this play, range from a teenager and up. The Civic Theater is in need of new members and would like to see some new faces at the auditions. There will be no preparation needed, as they will conduct a cold reading
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We Are The Majority Introduces Youth Summer Camp, By Kayli Duncan
With thoughts of summer come tans, vacations, and sunshine, but reality is that most adults will be working a regular schedule for the majority of the summer. While you are out working, your children may be getting bored with the everyday activities during their summer vacations. We Are the Majority would like to offer a wonderful, fun-filled alternative. They will be hosting a summer camp... read more
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Walking for Wildflowers
Darke County Parks is offering a Spring Hiking Series showcasing the Wildflowers in three of your parks.  We’ll begin at Coppess Nature Sanctuary on Thursday April 9 at Noon in search of early blooming Bloodroot.  The hiking series will then take us to Routzong Preserve on Wednesday April 29 at 6pm to witness the carpet of Large-flowered Trilliums.  Lastly, join park naturalists at Eidson Woods... read more
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Toledo Symphony Orchestra to play Oscar-winning music
Toledo Symphony Orchestra will close Darke County Center for the Arts 2014-2015 Artists Series at Henry St. Clair Memorial Hall in Greenville on Saturday, April 25 with “A Night At the Oscars,” a performance of Academy Award-winning music. “This concert will truly include something for everybody,” said DCCA Artistic Director Keith Rawlins. “Thrilling music from Star Wars and the lovely... read more
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Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 10, 2015
If you would like to do something special and “different” for that special woman in your life (wife, mother, grandmother, sister, girlfriend or friend, etc.) why not give a gift certificate to Hannah’s? Hannah’s Garden Center and Cancer Association of Darke County are partnering this spring to help cancer patients and give a great gift at the same time. Gift certificates are available... read more
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“The Third Floor Film Series” at Library
The next event in the Greenville Public Library's “Third Floor Film Series” will be Thursday, April 16, at 7 pm. Elia Kazan’s 1951 film A Streetcar Named Desire, starring Marlon Brando and Vivien Leigh and featuring great supporting roles from Karl Malden and Kim Hunter, will play on the Library’s 80 inch flat screen. The original searing play, written by Tennessee Williams, is often listed among the greatest... read more
Attention Home Gardeners:  Soil Sampling Opportunity with Darke SWCD
Have you ever wanted to pull soil samples from your lawn or garden but not been sure what to do with them?  Are you interested in learning how to responsibly improve your lawn’s look or your garden’s production?  If you answered “yes” to either of these questions, then this two-part workshop series is for you.  Thanks to a Top of Ohio RC&D grant, Darke SWCD is offering a reduced-rate soil sample
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Good Friday closings
County offices will close at noon Friday, April 3, for Good Friday.
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Author’s Night Features Greenville Poets
It’s become a tradition to conclude the Greenville Public Library's Friends of the Library’s Author’s Night series with the Greenville Poets!  By April spring is in the air and everyone’s in the mood for some great poetry.  Touching, poignant, deep-felt, happy, sad, and funny - the whole range of life is captured by these six. The Greenville Poets... read more
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CBC Celebrates recycling in April blood drives
DARKE COUNTY, Ohio - Recycling is the theme for April as sponsors partner with Community Blood Center (CBC) to host blood drives in Darke County.  Everyone who registers to donate will receive a free “Recycle Life – Give Blood” grocery tote.  Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com
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Coffee With The Commissioner
Commissioner Mike Stegall will have his monthly “Coffee With The Commissioner” Meeting for April at The Pitsburg Pizza and Grill on Saturday, April 4th.  The informal gathering will be from 8:00 A.M. until 10:00 A.M. Come out and enjoy a good breakfast and a good cup of coffee and ask questions about what is happening In Darke County.    This is the first time in several years the Commissioner will hold his meeting In the Village, so come
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“Garden Harmony” at Library
A free gardening program is scheduled for Thursday April 9th from 6:30 to 7:30 in the Meeting Room at the Greenville Public Library. Alyssa Minter from Miller Flowers will present “Garden Harmony,” sharing ideas about how to create a harmonious garden through flower colors, plant types, and companion plants. Space is limited so please contact the Library at 548-3915 or join on our Facebook page
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Make Plays Today Basketball Camp coming to Versailles
Wade O’Connor Make Plays Today Basketball Camp is coming to the YMCA of Darke County, Versailles Facility, on April 18th and April 25th.  Campers may register for one and/or both camps.  A portion of proceeds will go to Rustic Hope, a non-profit ministry that offers free support to pregnant teens before, during and after delivery.  Rustic Hope’s services may include transportation
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Support your local cancer patients and plant flowers this spring!
Cancer Association of Darke County is selling plant gift certificates for $25.00. The certificates can be redeemed at Hannah’s Garden Center located at 5411 US St. Rt. 36 E, Greenville, Ohio. Here is how it works:  You purchase a gift certificate for $25 at the Cancer Association of Darke County at 1111 Sweitzer St.  Greenville, OH. Hours:  Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9-4:30.  You can
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Stagelight Players Present Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale
The Edison Stagelight Players will perform William Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale, from April 10–19. All performances will be held in the Robinson Theater at the Piqua Campus. Categorized as one of William Shakespeare’s late romances, The Winter’s Tale chronicles a story of loss and redemption. Leontes, the King of Sicilia, is struck with jealously as he believes
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NAMI classes begin April 7
NAMI of Darke, Miami and Shelby Counties – the local affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness – is hosting a family to family class in Troy beginning April 7. The class will take place on 12 consecutive Tuesdays at the Tri-County Board of Recovery and Mental Health Services offices, 100 Wayne Street, Suite 4000, Troy, from 7 to 9:30PM. The course is designed for families who are helping
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Lincoln returns to Gettysburg, Ohio
Walk, or ride into history with President Abraham Lincoln on the 150th anniversary of the Lincoln Funeral Train passing through Gettysburg, Ohio.  Saturday, April 18, 10 AM – 4 PM and Sunday, April 19, 9 AM – 3 PM, the Darke County Park District is hosting the Lincoln Funeral Train Tribute.  The very railroad corridor where Lincoln’s Funeral Train passed in 1865 is
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Ag. Breakfast Meeting
Ag. Breakfast Meeting, Thursday, April 2, 7:30am, Brethren Retirement Center's Cafeteria, Greenville. Scott Downing, of Downing Fruit Farm, 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 7, 2015.  Sam Custer, Extension Educator, Agriculture & Natural Resources
Dayton Mayor to address Darke County Democratic Party Spring Event
The Darke County Democratic Party will host its annual Spring Gala at the Greenville American Legion Hall at 325 N. Ohio Street on Thursday, April 9th. The speaker will be Mayor Nan Whaley of the City of Dayton. The social hour will begin at 5:30 PM with a home-cooked meal at 6:30, followed immediately by the program. Reservations may be made before April 1 by calling
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DCCA closes coffeehouse series with Americana Duo
Darke County Center for the Arts' final 2014-2015 Coffeehouse Series presentation on Thursday, April 16 will feature acoustic Americana duo Stephanie Bettman and Luke Halpin playing their original mix of folk, roots, and bluegrass music at Wayne Trail Historical Society House in downtown Arcanum. “Their joyful music features soaring harmonies, foot-tapping fiddles, and the stirring sounds
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Walking for Warblers
Spring bird migration is upon us and your Darke County Parks make perfect rest stops for neo-tropical songbirds.  Witness the magic of migration during guided Warbler Walks beginning Saturday April 4 at 9am.  The habitats of Shawnee Prairie Preserve are crucial stop-over points for wood warblers, flycatchers, grosbeaks and more.  Join a park naturalist for this leisurely stroll in search of these
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Edison to host summer and fall registration event
Edison Community College will host a special registration event for new and returning students on Saturday, April 11. The event will be held between the hours of 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Piqua campus and is designed to expedite the application and enrollment processes for summer classes that begin May 18 and fall classes that begin August 24. The portion of the registration event designated for new
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Free Estate Planning Workshop
Free Estate Planning Workshop presented by CLA Estate Services – April 21st
CLA Estate Services is hosting a free Estate Planning Workshop in Greenville. The workshop is free and open to area residents. Valuable information will be provided to seniors on securing one’s estate and retirement planning.  CLA*USA helps you “Get It Together… Keep It Together.” Guests will receive a free workbook
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Good Friday community services
“The Way of the Cross” - April 3, 2015 - 12:00 Noon – 2:00 PM -- The Greater Greenville Ministerial Association is sponsoring Good Friday services on April 3, 2015 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
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2nd 5K Run/walk for the Dog Park
The Darke County Friends of the Shelter is having the 2nd 5K race to benefit the dog park.  Entrants may run or walk the event.  As an added bonus this race will be part of the Darke County Wellness Challenge, formerly known as Wayne Healthcare Challenge. The 5K will be held at the Darke County Fairgrounds on April 11th  2015 and 100% of the money will go to the dog park. You can
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Genealogical Society to present Lucy Webb Hayes
The Darke County Genealogical Society with the support of the Ohio Humanities Council would like to invite members and the public to a special  presentation, “Lucy Webb Hayes”, by Betty Darst,  on Sunday, April 12, at 2:00 p.m., in the Lowell Thomas Conference room at Garst Museum. Lucy Webb Hayes was the wife of our nineteenth president, Rutherford
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5K for Education
EUM Christian Preschool is hosting the 3rd annual 5K for Education on Saturday, May 2 with a new course beginning at the EUM Church Worship Center, 1451 Sater Street, Greenville, OH. 5K for Education is the fifth race in the Darke County Wellness Challenge.  Registration check in is Friday, May 1 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm or 7:00 – 8:45 on race
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Edison presents Administrative Professional Day
Edison Community College will present its annual Administrative Professional Day program on April 22 to salute the many contributions of support staff throughout the area. Sponsored by Edison’s Office Systems and Administration Advisory Committee, the event will be held at the Piqua campus from 11:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. The program is open
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“Art at the Mill” begins new season
The first exhibit of the new “Art at the Mill” season at historic Bear's Mill will feature the translucent watercolors of Richmond, Indiana artist Barbary Easley and unique willow furniture created by Indiana craftsman Greg Adams, as well as Bundy ducks, the work of famed decoy maker, John Bundy. In a change from past years, the exhibition
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Autism support group to meet Thursday
ASD in the Darke, an autism spectrum disorder support group, will meet at 1123 Wayne Ave., Greenville this Thursday, and again on April 16 at 7 pm. Light refreshments will be served. Children are welcome! This group was created by local mothers in response to the lack of a support system for Autism Spectrum Disorder in Darke County. The hope is that the group can be a resource and support group for other parents, caregivers and loved ones of those
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Message from Greenville’s BPA students… A Night in Hollywood
Please consider helping with a first ever event of its kind… A Night in Hollywood! April 18th in the Greenville HS Gym. Doors Open at 5:30, Talent Show to begin at 6:30. This evening is all about celebrating the Special Olympians for the STARS they are!!!  They will be starring in the talent show and hosting a Silent Art Auction of pieces all created and donated by our county Special
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POW Captain Guy Gruters Speaks at Edison
Ace fighter pilot Captain Guy Dennis Gruters will speak at Edison Community College on Thursday, March 26 at 10:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. in East Hall, room 456 of the Piqua campus. Gruters, who was active in over 400 combat missions, maintains that, “courage is fear that has said its prayers.” First shot down over Dong Hoi, North Vietnam, and rescued by American forces, he was not as lucky on December 20
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Volunteers needed to walk for Alzheimer’s
Greenville, Ohio [DATE] – The Alzheimer’s Association is inviting Greenville residents to attend an Open House on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 from 4:00-6:30 PM to learn more about volunteer opportunities for the 2015 Walk to End Alzheimer’s. The Open House will take place at JT's Brew & Grill at 1475 Wagner Ave. Food and drink will be provided. Stop by any time to learn more and speak
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New Hope Sidney… Soul’d Out in concert March 27
The men's gospel quartet, "Soul'd Out" will be in concert for one night only at New Hope United Methodist Church on Friday, March 27 at 7:00 p.m.   The church is located at 8945 W. Mason Rd., Sidney (corner of Mason and Patterson-Halpin).   "Soul'd Out" is comprised of tenor Dusty Barrett, lead Bryan Hutson, baritone Matt Rank, bass Ian Owens, and pianist Michael Howard.  A free-will offering
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Glad Rags & Old Bags afternoon tea
Remember afternoon teas?  Ladies wore hats and ate delicate sweets and savories as they sipped their tea.  A memory of yesteryear?  Well, get your hat out and prepare to make your own memories! In beautiful St. Clair House, an afternoon tea will be held on April 25 at 2:00.  Glad Rags & Old Bags is once again being sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Darke County.  Gently used hand bags, some filled with
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Thienn Snipps to Perform at Edison’s 45 Live
The vocal group Thienn Snipps will perform at Edison Community College on Monday, March 30 at 6 p.m. in room 107 at the Piqua campus. The concert is free and open to the community. Thienn Snipps is their name and their game started in 1990 as a barbershop quartet in Fort Recovery, Ohio. In need of a sponsor, the musicians contacted
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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 of Greenville, OH. Hannah’s will in turn donate $5 per certificate back to the CADC. This is a great way to assist cancer patients in Darke County while shopping for spring plants and will be a wonderful gift idea for Mother’s Day! Gift certificates are available at the Cancer Association of Darke County Office starting
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Author’s Night Features Ohio Poet of the Year
The Friends of the Library’s Author’s Night series continues on Friday March 27th with a wonderful treat - the Ohio Poet of the Year David Lee Garrison.  David will read from Playing Bach in the DC Metro, discuss his art form, and answer questions from the audience.  Be sure to attend and enjoy firsthand this award winning poet. Author’s Night is always held at Montage Cafe in downtown Greenville
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"Building Blocks 1" Parenting Classes planned
OSU Extension, Darke County, has scheduled a “Building Blocks I” parenting series.  The classes will be held April 14, 21 and 28, 2015, 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 years
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Edward Jones Financial Advisor… Haworth to host Financial Workshop: Your Source for Financial Education - Edward Jones Financial Advisor Andria Haworth of Greenville will host a Financial Workshop: Your Source for Financial Education. The seven -week workshop will assist individuals in setting financial and investment goals. The workshop will begin Tues April 7, 2015, and continue through Tues May 26, 2015. Classes will meet once a week from 6:30 PM-8:00 PM and will be held at Greenville Public Library; 520 Sycamore Street; Greenville... read more
Think Spring! Order Trees from Darke SWCD
GREENVILLE – Finally the winter freeze has thawed and nearly all traces of the most recent snow are history!  These early signs of spring can only mean one thing, it’s time for the annual Darke SWCD Tree Seedling Sale.  Each year we accept orders for a variety of trees and shrubs that are native to Ohio.  This year is no exception, we are offering 21 different species to choose from.  Everything from hardwoods, evergreens
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“Third Floor Film Series” at Library: Bonnie & Clyde
The first event in Greenville Public Library's “Third Floor Film Series” was a big success.  Close to two dozen people munched on popcorn in the public meeting room and watched Alfred Hitchcock's 1958 classic Vertigo on the library's 80" flat screen.  David Nilsen hosted a discussion of the film when it was over as attendees enjoyed hot coffee
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Miami University Darke County Alumni… Book Scholarships Available to Incoming Freshmen and Current Miami Students from Darke County -- The Miami University Alumni Club of Darke County is sponsoring book scholarships for high school seniors accepted and planning to attend Miami University, as well as current Miami freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.  Students must live in Darke County, attend a school in Darke County, or graduated from a Darke County high school.  Applications should be requested from the graduating high school... read more
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Bluebag Media… GHS Theatre Co. presents ‘Musketeers’ in April
GREENVILLE – “All for one, one for all!” The phrase came to life when Alexandre Dumas serialized “The Three Musketeers” in 1844. Later published as a novel, the story has been recreated more than two dozen times in film, plus another half dozen times in animation. In April theater-goers will have the opportunity to see the production live at St. Clair Memorial Hall, courtesy of the GHS Theatre
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BBBS hosts First Roll for Kids Sake
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby & Darke County held its 1st annual Roll for Kids Sake event on Thursday, February 12th at Rolling Hills Skate in Sidney. Approximately 135 people, comprised of community volunteer mentors, Littles, BBBS staff, and the general public, were in attendance this year.  During the festivities and the excitement of skating, apples (donated by Freshway
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MVCTC Career Tech Showcase Event scheduled
Englewood, Ohio – The Miami Valley Career Technology Center (MVCTC) has scheduled a Showcase Event for students in 8th-10th grade and their parents. The Showcase is schedule for Thursday, March 26, from 5-7 p.m. in the Student Activity Center. The MVCTC campus is located at 6800 Hoke Road, Englewood, Ohio.  Visitors will have the opportunity to see first-hand some of the amazing work MVCTC students have completed this school year
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DCCA presents free movie matinee
Darke County Center for the Arts will present a free family movie matinee on Sunday, March 22 at Henry St. Clair Memorial Hall featuring the classic favorite about a magical automobile, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. “The whole family can celebrate Spring by going on a delightful adventure with DCCA,” said Andrea Jordan, Executive Director of the arts group
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Help still needed chipping trees
Next week the Park District plans to continue to chip trees and work out at 5457 Aten Road. If you enjoy using loppers or chipping trees we would like for you to come and help us. We plan to start at 8AM each day this week (Monday, March 16th- Friday, March 20). Please meet us at the worksite which is on the corner of Sebring Warner and Aten Road (5457 Aten Road).  Please bring loppers and dress for the weather.  If you plan to help please contact the office and let me know if you can help us out. Thanks! Laura Schwieterman, 937-548-0165
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Darke County Endowment for the Arts Grant Application Deadline
Funds are available from the Darke County Endowment for the Arts, Inc. for organizations, individuals and governmental units in need which further presentation of or education in the arts. To be eligible to receive funding, an applicant must be located in or provide services in Darke County, Ohio. Projects appropriate for consideration may include innovative plans and programs that increase the quality and stature of the arts
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Clothing Bank holds Bag Day
Community Action Partnership of Greater Dayton – Darke County will be having a Bag Day Sale on clothing only March 20 at their Clothing Bank located in the basement of the Community Action Partnership building, 1469 Sweitzer St., Greenville. Hours for the sale are 9 am to 3 pm.
Celtic Academy of Irish Dance to Perform at Edison
To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, the Diversity Committee at Edison Community College is hosting a special performance by the Celtic Academy of Irish Dance. The Academy will perform on Tuesday, March 17 from 12–12:30 p.m. in the cafeteria at the Piqua campus. This event is being offered free of charge and is open to the community. Since 1989, the Celtic Academy of Irish Dance has been dazzling audiences with vibrant
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2015 Spring Wellness Challenge, By Diane Barga, OSU Extension, Darke County
The 2015 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 available for download to help
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Visitors Bureau seeks nominations for 2015 Tourism Citizen
GREENVILLE, OHIO – The Tourism Citizen of the Year Award is the highest community recognition award given by the Darke County Visitors Bureau. It is presented annually by the Visitors Bureau at the Darke County Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting to honor an individual who exemplifies the best in tourism to the community. Nominees are now being sought for the 2015 recognition. The criterion for the selection is as follows: The
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Third Annual NJROTC Drill Demonstration Open House
On Saturday 28 March at 2:00pm at the Greenville Sr. High School gymnasium, the Daughters of American Revolution Fort Greenville Chapter in conjunction with Greenville Senior High School NJROTC will host the Third Annual  Drill Demonstation Open House. The Greenville Senior High School Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps
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Shelley Shepard Gray at Library
The Greenville Public Library is thrilled to host bestselling author Shelly Shepard Gray for a very special event on Saturday March 28th from 12:00 to 2:00 pm.  Shelley will give a talk and read from her latest novel The Promise of Pine Grove.  She will also sign her new book for fans and offer a Q&A.  Refreshments will be served.  Shelley is an immensely
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Visitors Bureau to offer paid internship
GREENVILLE, OH – With the overwhelming success of 2014 intern, Baleigh Reed from Versailles, the Darke County Visitors Bureau will again offer a paid summer internship to a qualified student in the areas of marketing, tourism and hospitality.  This individual will be part of a dynamic marketing team and have the opportunity to be involved with virtually all aspects of the organization’s efforts. The Darke County Visitors Bureau is a not-for-profit, destination
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A Night In Hollywood
A Night in Hollywood – On April 18th, a Special Olympics fundraising event will be held at Greenville High School to spotlight the Special Olympians as the stars they are with a black tie themed dinner and show. A Night in Hollywood will showcase the Special Olympics participants by opening their artistic abilities to the public through a talent show and an art auction. Guests will be provided Hollywood
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Quilt Club at Library
The Greenville Public Library is happy to host the Towne Squares Quilt Club again this spring!  Be sure to stop in and view the beautiful quilts on display and watch the quilters as they work.  They love to explain what and how so bring your quilting questions.  The event will take place on Saturday March 21st from 9:00 to 4:00.  The Club was formed over 30 years ago by Linda McGlothin and her late
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Scrap Arts Music
Saturday March 14th -- The musicians of Scrap Arts Music are highly skilled, and incredibly enthusiastic about what they do-which is to entertain mightily while creatively fulfilling their aspirations to achieve new artistic heights. Scrap Arts Music is a one-of-a-kind troupe of artists whose hard-to-describe act has won world-wide acclaim. Darke County Center for the Arts will present the five-member ensemble at Henry St. Clair Memorial Hall on Saturday
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DCCA's Arts in Education features Scrap Art Music
Scrap Arts Music will perform at Henry St. Clair Memorial Hall in Greenville for junior high students in all local public schools on Thursday, March 12 and Friday, March 13 as the final presentation of Darke County Center for the Arts 2014-2015Arts In Education Series. “This multi-faceted group 's unique show will entertain mightily with their original, rhythmically-rich percussion ensemble music
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Parks needs help clearing land
The Park District is in the process of land trade with the Greenville township trustees and need to clear a 3 acre section of fence and brush.  In order for this to occur we are in need of volunteer help with this project. If you are interested in helping we hope to start at 8AM each day this week (Monday- Friday). Please meet us at the worksite which is on the corner of Sebring Warner and Aten Road (5457 Aten Road).  Please bring loppers and chain saws.   If you plan to help please contact the office and let me know if you can help us out. Thanks! Laura Schwieterman, Naturalist / Volunteer Coordinator, Phone: 937-548-0165

More Blood Drives in March
DARKE COUNTY, Ohio – Darke County area businesses, organizations, and schools, will host several blood drives in March.  Everyone who registers to donate will receive the St. Patrick’s Day “With a Little Love and a Bit of Luck We Can Save a Life – Donate Blood” t-shirt.  Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com. Who doesn’t love St. Patrick’s Day and the annual opportunity to be just a
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The Library Strikes Back! - A Star Wars Event
Star Wars fans will love watching the original three Star Wars movies on the Greenville Public Library's big screen TV with surround sound. Come dressed as your favorite character! There will be games, snacks such as Jabba the Pizza Hut and Yoda Sodas, and door prizes.  You could win the stand-up Darth Vader, as pictured, one of two decks
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Rock painting workshop
Think spring and paint a rock for your garden!  The Greenville Art Guild is sponsoring a free rock painting workshop for adults on Saturday, March 14 from 1:00 to 4:00 at Shawnee Prairie Nature Center, 4267 State Route 502, Greenville Ohio 45331. No experience is necessary. Just bring yourself and maybe a small rock to paint.  The Greenville Art Guild will supply all the painting materials.  Donations made through our face painting booth at Prairie Days helps to fund these community art projects. This workshop is for adults only; however, children will be able to do rock painting at Shawnee Prairie on Nature Day, April 25.  You must preregister for the workshop so we will be sure to have enough materials. Please call Marilyn Banks at 937-678-6870 to register.
Edison Hosts Charger 400 Club Event To Support Athletics
The Edison Community College Foundation and Athletics Department will partner to host the sixth annual Charger 400 Club event on Thursday, March 19, at 6 p.m. in the Robinson Theater at the Piqua Campus. The event is held to help raise funds for the College’s athletic programs. A reverse raffle will highlight the evening’s events, with one lucky winner walking away with a $12,000 prize. Other cash drawings will be held throughout the night and ticket holders
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“Starting Seeds & “Seed Swap” at Library
Because of winter weather the Greenville Public Library had to postpone its February 19th event “Starting Seeds” by Edward Flora from Richland Gardens.  Edward will now be at the Library on Thursday March 12th at 6:30 pm.  Don’t miss this informative, informal, and educational session in the 3rd floor Meeting Room. At the same time there will be a “seed swap!”  Bring your extra seeds and trade them
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DCCA’s St. Patrick’s Day party features Craft Beers
“Irish Wave,” Darke County Center for the Arts' St. Patrick's Day-themed fundraiser on Friday, March 13 at Montage Cafe in downtown Greenville, will feature an array of fine craft beers provided by Heidelberg Distributing Company. A bounty of Irish-themed hors d'oeuvres, plus six tastes of beer and a keepsake commemorative 2015 Irish Wave pint glass are included in the price of admission; wine and
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Annie Oakley Festival seeking volunteers
July 24 – July 26, 2015 - The Annie Oakley Festival Committee is a group of volunteer citizens and business owners who strive and dedicate themselves and their time to ensure that the memory of  “Annie Oakley – Little Miss Sure Shot” lives on.  The core mission is honoring Darke County’s most famous daughter.  The committee looks forward to providing an engaging, family and community oriented event for the entire Darke County area
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Bradford Ohio Railroad Museum plans 2015 events
The museum will be opening the museum in April with new hours. The museum will be open Saturdays from 10 am- 4 pm. April- October. The museum will open April 11, 2015 at 10 am. This will be when we honor our past, present and future railroaders and their family. All railroaders are welcome to attend free of charge. Come and meet other
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Edison To Host Annual Career Expo
Edison Community College will host its annual Career Expo Tuesday, March 17, from 11 a.m.–3 p.m. in the North Hall of the Piqua campus. More than 50 organizations ranging from business, construction, financial services, health care, manufacturing, retail, social services, and the armed forces are expected to be in attendance, representing a wide range of job opportunities for west central Ohio area residents. “We are looking forward to another
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DCCA presents innovative percussion group
Scrap Arts Music inventively combines musical skill with innovative choreography and welding to present unique concerts which have been enjoyed by audiences around the world. Darke County Center for the Arts will present percussive group Scrap Arts Music at Henry St. Clair Memorial Hall in Greenville on Saturday, March 14; the show begins at 8 p.m. Energetically playing amazing instruments
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U.S. Representative John Boehner… Boehner Invites High School Students to Compete in Art Competition -- WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman John Boehner (R-West Chester) today released a video message inviting 8th Congressional District high school students to participate in the 2015 Congressional Art Competition, An Artistic Discovery. All artwork must be submitted to Rep. Boehner’s Butler County, Clark County, or Miami County district office by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 8, 2015... read more
Volunteer opportunities at Darke County Parks
Below you will find several volunteer opportunities for the month of March please let me know if you wish to assist with any of them. Tuesday, March 3rd - Friends of the Park Meeting- 6:30 PM. Are you already a Friends member or would like to join?  Please plan on attending the monthly meeting at the Nature Center. Friday, March 6th – VTE Meeting- 10AM. Are you interested in helping with the visiting school trips? If so, please join us
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‘We Can Save a Life’ Blood Drives for March
DAYTON & DARKE COUNTY, Ohio – Darke County area businesses, organizations, and schools, will host several blood drives in March.  Everyone who registers to donate will receive the St. Patrick’s Day “With a Little Love and a Bit of Luck We Can Save a Life – Donate Blood” t-shirt.  Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com. Who doesn’t love St. Patrick’s Day and the annual opportunity to be
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Cancer Support Group meets March 5
The next meeting of the “Living with Cancer” Support Group will be held on Thursday, March 5, 2015 from 7:00 to 8:15 pm. The meeting will take place in the Board Room on the first floor at Wayne Health Care.   This is located down the hall way past the women’s center and the lab.  Turn left at the end of the hall way.  The Board Room is on the left. March is Colon Cancer month as well as Kidney Cancer and Multiple Myeloma
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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, 2015, 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, March 9, from 6:30pm-8:00pm at All Seasons Place, Lighthouse Christian Center, 5256 Sebring Warner Road, Greenville
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GHS Vocal Music Winter Concert
GREENVILLE - The Greenville High School Vocal Music Department presents Winter Concert 2015, Monday, March 2 at 7:00 pm at St. Clair Memorial Hall. This concert is free to the public with doors opening at 6:30 PM.  The evening will consist of sacred, classical and worship song selections. The concert will begin with Girls Glee and Choraliers singing “Amazing Grace / Pachelbel’s Canon” and “Agnus Dei.”  Senior Michaela
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Timberdoodles Above
 “Peent... Peent!” The American Woodcock is so expertly camouflaged that it quite nearly vanishes when it rests on the woodland floor. Not so during the breeding season. In the early spring, the males put on elaborate flights, dances and unique calls. We’ll scour the “dancing grounds” near Shawnee Prairie on Thursday, March 12th at 7:30pm to attempt to catch a glimpse at this annual spring ritual.  This hike is free, but pre-registration is
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EUM Christian Preschool Open House
EUM Christian Preschool is hosting an Open House on Saturday, March 7 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at 111 Devor Street in Greenville and will be accepting registrations for the 2015-16 school year for ages three to five years old. The open house will provide families an opportunity to meet the teachers, see our spaces, and learn about the unique Christian
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Olde Thyme Gardeners reschedules workshop
The Herbal Reflections workshop presented by the Olde Thyme Gardeners has been rescheduled to March 15, due to the snow storm on the original date of February 21. New registrations will be accepted until March 10 for $15.00. A downloadable registration form is on www.oldethymegarden.blogspot.com.  Mail it to Olde Thyme Gardeners, PO Box 74, Greenville, OH 45331. Or simply mail name, address and phone number along with a check
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Ag. Breakfast Meeting
Ag. Breakfast Meeting , Thursday, March 5, 7:30am, Brethren Retirement Center's Cafeteria, Greenville (Enter through the Brethren Retirement Center's main doors, under the awning, and follow the signs to the cafeteria.) For your calendar: the following month’s meeting will be April 2, 2015. Sam Custer, Extension Educator, Agriculture & Natural Resources
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Bluebag Media… Kiwanis annual Pancake Day set for March 21
GREENVILLE – Wake up hungry on a Saturday morning and head out to the Greenville High School Cafeteria for Kiwanis of Greenville’s legendary All-You-Can-Eat pancake breakfast. For $5 per person, patrons can get sausage, apple sauce, their choice of milk (white or chocolate), coffee or juice… and unlimited pancakes. “Great pancakes
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STEM judges needed for Believe in Ohio competition
The Ohio Academy of Science has instituted the Inaugural Believe in Ohio STEM Commercialization Plan Competition. It's very exciting to see many of our Darke County Schools taking advantage of this program. We are all working collaboratively to improve the opportunity for students for next year. Please share with your colleagues and community members as we need to have even more
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Arcanum grads invited to Homecoming
The Arcanum Alumni Advisory Committee cordially invites all graduates from Arcanum High School to their Arcanum Trojan Homecoming (formerly called Arcanum Alumni Banquet) on April 18, 2015. The Arcanum Alumni Association Advisory Committee has been busy over the last several months to breathe new life into the Alumni Organization; they adopted the following Mission Statement “to increase
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Help Darke County Clean-Up!!
Do you want to help Darke County look it’s best?  Join the Darke County Solid Waste District in our sixth annual Darke County “Trash Bash” Community Clean-up Day on Saturday and Sunday, April 18 & 19, 2015.  By participating, you help create a good impression on prospective employers, retail businesses, professionals, and others who visit our “clean” county. According to a 2000
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Cornhole tournament rescheduled
Due to a winter storm affecting the area the weekend of February 21st the 7th Annual GGSA/GCBL "Grand Slam" Cornhole Tournament has been rescheduled and will now take place Saturday, March 14, 2015 at Paws Bingo Hall in Greenville, Ohio, with a guaranteed $1,000.00 purse up for grabs.  Many of the best cornhole players in the region will compete once again in what has become one of the top tournaments in the
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Celebrate St. Patrick's Day at DCCA's "Irish Wave"
Darke County Center for the Arts will host “Irish Wave” at Montage Cafe in downtown Greenville on Friday, March 13. “We will bring the luck of the Irish to Friday the 13th, celebrating St. Patrick's Day with a fund raising party featuring Irish music, food, and a beer tasting; as with all of our fund raisers, we promise a good time for a good cause,” said Andrea Jordan, DCCA Executive Director. Proceeds will benefit DCCA's many programs
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Volunteers needed for Nest Box Monitoring!
It’s that time again, time to start maintaining our nest boxes throughout the parks and preparing them for the nesting season.  Join Parks Naturalist, Mandy Martin on Saturday, February 28 at 10am at the Nature Center as we would like to begin this project by visiting all of our parks and do an inventory of boxes.  We will designate a few park locations for volunteers to visit and inspect the boxes then we’ll meet back here at the Nature Center
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Career Tech Center… A Night in Hollywood
Feb. 26 & 27 - The Greenville Career Technical Center's Supply Chain Management students are thrilled to Partner with Darke County Special Olympics to RAISE  MONEY and AWARENESS  through a  FIRST EVER event -  A NIGHT IN HOLLYWOOD! The students are Juniors, members of Business Professionals of America with
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Believe in Ohio… 2,500 students compete for cash awards and scholarships
Columbus (February 18, 2015) ... More than 2,500 high school students at 76 Believe in Ohio schools in 38 counties will compete in Ohio's future innovation economy by developing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) commercialization and STEM business plans. Competition judges for The Ohio Academy of Science will award nearly
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Waffle Breakfast
The Friends of the Darke County Parks will once again be hosting their annual Waffle Breakfast on Saturday, March 7th  from 8:00am-12:00pm at the Nature Center, 4267 St. Rt. 502 West.  Our volunteers will be serving up a hearty breakfast of waffles, sausage, juice, coffee and of course pure Ohio Maple Syrup!  Tickets are available for a $5 donation
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North Star community blood drive
Darke County, Ohio – The St. Louis Catholic Church will join forces with Community Blood Center (CBC) to host a community blood drive Saturday, Feb. 21 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.  The blood drive will be at the North Star Community Center, 124 E. Star Road.  Everyone who registers to donate will receive February’s special collection donor gift, the “Warming Up To Give Blood” soup crock.  Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com
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Author’s Night Features Storytellers
The Friends of the Greenville Public Library's Author’s Night on Friday February 27th will feature the delightful Jonatha & Harold Wright, professional storytellers who specialize in Ohio, Appalachian and Japanese stories.  In addition to folk tales, fairy tales, historical tales, myths and legends they have numerous personal stories. They carry their audience through the full range of emotions
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The Bistro Off Broadway Sponsors DCCA’s Scrap Arts Music
Darke County Center for the Arts recognizes Ted and Diana Abney, owners of The Bistro Off Broadway, for their support of the arts in Darke County.  The Abney’s recently hosted a sold out Coffee House Series performance of Cleveland blues guitarist Austin Walkin’ Cane and are sponsoring the upcoming DCCA Artists Series performance of Canada’s internationally-acclaimed invented instrument
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VHC celebrates National Heart Health Month
In celebration of National Heart Health Month, patients, residents and staff of Versailles Health Care Center were encouraged to stay heart-healthy and show their support on National Wear Red Day February 7th.  Coronary heart disease is America’s #1 killer.  Stroke is #3, which can also cause serious disability.  Knowing the signs and symptoms of heart conditions, and how to respond
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VHCC Joint Replacement Class
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 Monday, February, 23, 2015 at 6 pm in The Rehab Clinic at Versailles Health Care Center. Dr. Chad Weber, Orthopedic Surgeon, along with Versailles Health Care Center Therapists
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DCCA presents free concert by U.S. Army’s Big Band
The internationally acclaimed Jazz Ambassadors, the official touring big band of the United States Army, will present a free public performance at Henry St. Clair Memorial Hall in Greenville on Wednesday, March 4. Presented by Darke County Center for the Arts, the concert will include a broad range of songs from the 19-member ensemble's vast
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Eleventh Veterans Trip to Washington, DC Announced
Sidney, OH – February 15, 2015 – Shelby County (OH) Veterans to Washington, DC Committee co-chairs Jody Prater and Mike Bennett have announced that this group of volunteers is now accepting applications for their eleventh trip to Washington, DC of Shelby County WWII, Korean War and Vietnam War Veterans who haven’t yet visited their memorials
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Teams and Sponsors Needed for Bowl For Kids’ Sake 2015
The bowl-a-thon will be held Friday, March 6, with time slots at 4,5, & 6 p.m. at Bel-Mar Lanes in Sidney and 5 at Treaty Lanes in Greenville, and Saturday, March 7, with time slots from 12, 1, & 2 p.m. at Bel-Mar Lanes in Sidney and Treaty  Lanes in Greenville.  The festive “St. Patrick’s Day” atmosphere will again feature lots of green and pots of gold.  We also have a great line up of prizes
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Coffee with the commissioner
Commissioner Mike Stegall will have his monthly “coffee with the commissioner” meeting once again for the good people of the Brethren Retirement Community.   Commissioner Stegall will be speaking twice to the residents, once on February 25th and once on March 6th.  The February meeting will be held at Chestnut  Village  from  9:00  a.m. until  all  questions are answered.  The March meeting will
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Think Herbal Spring
The Olde Thyme Gardeners annual workshop, "Herbal Reflections," highlights growing and using herbs. Saturday, February 21 Mary Hofacker presents herb culture and recipes along with edible samples. Popular speaker Charlie Cressell begins the half day program at 10:00 a.m. in the Nature Center at Shawnee Prairie Preserve, 4267 Route 502, Greenville. Walk-ins are welcome at $20.00 per person. More information is at oldethymegarden.blogspot.com or call Jane, 937-692-8634.
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Westward Migration of the Lenape
Join the Darke County Parks on Thursday, February 26th at 6:30pm as historical interpreter Tom Franklin discusses the westward migration of the Lenape.  Lenni Lenape translates as Men of Men, The Grandfathers, The Ancient Ones.  Where did they come from? What was their life style? How did the whiteman force them westward?  These questions and more will be answered during this program
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“Third Floor Film Series” at Library
The Greenville Public Library is excited to announce the “Third Floor Film Series,” a new movie program at GPL that celebrates the wonder of cinema. Once a month GPL will be showing a classic movie in the public meeting room on the third floor of the library. The “Third Floor Film Series” will focus on films that local movie lovers probably haven’t had a chance to see on a large screen since
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Backyard Sugarin’
Back by popular demand and just in time for the upcoming maple sugaring season, join the Darke County Park District on Saturday, February 28th at 2:00pm to learn a new woodland skill! At the program, you will learn how to tap your 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 experience will ensure that
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Community Shred Day
Jon Jordan Agency , 5192 Kruckeberg Rd, located at the corner of Kruckeberg and State Route 121, Saturday, Feb. 21, 12 p.m.-2 p.m. FREE TO THE PUBLIC - Bring your old files and documents to be shredded on the premise. For more information contact Matt Jordan at 937-548-1606.
Registration Opens for 2015 CIT Academy
Registration is now open for the 2015 Crisis Intervention Team Academy for Law Enforcement Professionals. Members of law enforcement departments in Darke, Miami and Shelby County are eligible to register for the free four-day training. The CIT Academy is a nationally recognized program that teaches law enforcement safe and effective approaches to handling crisis incidents involving a mentally ill individual
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Searching for Spring Hike
Join a Darke County Parks’ Naturalist on Saturday, February 28th at 2:00pm for a winter hike.  We will meet at Worth Family Nature Preserve (Springhill Road off of 502-West) and enjoy the last scenes of winter all while searching for signs of spring! Dress for the weather; camera and binoculars are
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Garst presents historical Mayhem & Murder in SW Ohio
The Darke County Genealogical Society would like to invite members and the public to a special  presentation, “History, Mystery, Mayhem and Murder”, on Sunday, March 1, at 2:00 p.m., in the Lowell Thomas Conference room at Garst Museum. Angie Hoschouer, Manager of Development & Marketing of Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum in Dayton, OH, will keep you on the edge of your seat with chilling
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Edison Celebrates Black History Month
In honor of Black History Month, the Diversity Committee at Edison Community College is hosting a special keynote address from Mr. Joshua I. Smith. A nationally renowned entrepreneur, business executive and speaker, Mr. Smith will address the topic, “Economic Rights Assure Civil Rights.” The free event will be held in the Robinson
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Maple Sugarin’ at the Prairie
The trees have been tapped, the temperatures are just right and the sap is flowing!  Join the Darke County Parks on Saturday, March 7th from 8:00am-4:00pm for Maple Sugarin’ at the Prairie!  This early spring day at Shawnee Prairie offers guided tours through history and science as we learn the process of turning sap into syrup.  After our
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Presidents Day Closings
Greenville Transit will be closed on Monday, Feb. 16, Presidents Day. It will reopen Feb. 17 at 6 a.m. County offices will also be closed on Feb. 16. Community Action Partnership will be closed Feb. 16, 2015, in honor of Presidents’ Day. This includes Darke County Metropolitan Housing Authority and Community Transportation Services. Normal hours will resume Tues., Feb. 17, 2015.
Kasich announces public lottery for State of the State tickets
COLUMBUS – Today Gov. John R. Kasich invited Ohioans interested in attending the 2015 State of the State address in Wilmington on Tuesday, February 24, to submit their names online at http://governor.ohio.gov/tickets/ to be eligible for a random ticket drawing. This is the fourth year that tickets have been made available to the public via the lottery. Ohioans seeking tickets can sign up beginning today until 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 17
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“Writing Your Memoir” Workshop at Library
A very special 2-day workshop “Writing Your Memoir From Scratch” will be held at the Greenville Public Library on Monday & Tuesday February 23rd & 24th.  Both classes run from 6:30 to 8:00 and are free and open to the public. Instructor Lianne Spidel describes the workshop as a chance for participants “to tell your stories and find forgotten treasures hidden in the Deep Well of your own memory
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See Schoolhouse Rock Live! at Memorial Hall
Darke County Center for the Arts will present Schoolhouse Rock Live! at Henry St. Clair Memorial Hall in Greenville on Sunday, March 1 at 2 p.m. “This fast-moving, energetic show will rock our stage, delighting kids and engaging adults with it's pure fun and excitement,” said DCCA Artistic Director Keith Rawlins. Based on the popular cartoon series that first hit TV screens in 1973, the show
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Greenville High School Vocal Music Sub Sandwich Sale
The Greenville High School Vocal Music Boosters are sponsoring a Sub Sandwich Sale through March 10, 2015. The Italian Sub Sandwich includes: pizza sauce, salami, ham, pepperoni and provolone cheese on an 8” bun. Sub sandwiches are only $4.00 each. Please contact a GHS choir student to place your order. Payment must be made at the time the order is placed. Make checks payable to GHSVMB
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Proceeds from basketball match to benefit son of faculty member
Edison Community College is helping to raise money for Eli Leingang at the “Shoot for Eli” basketball match on Wednesday, February 18 at the Piqua campus gymnasium. The women’s basketball game begins at 5:30 p.m. with the men’s game following at 7:30 p.m. In 2011, Edison faculty member Brian Leingang and his wife, Noelle, were hit with the devastating news that their one-year-old son
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Tenant Based Rental Subsidy
Community Action Partnership has received funding from the Community Housing Improvement Program (CHIP) in partnership with Darke County Commissioners for tenant based rental subsidy (TBRA) throughout Darke County. Preference will be given to those who are homeless, veterans, and whose income is at or below 30% area median income.  Proof of Homelessness and Veterans DD-214 must be submitted
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“Starting Seeds” at Library
Gardeners won’t want to miss this year’s re-opening of the Growing Harvest Seed Library’s 2015 season!  On Thursday February 19th Edward Flora from Richland Gardens will speak on “starting seeds” at the Greenville Public Library.  Don’t miss this informative, informal, and educational session in the 3rd floor Meeting Room at 6:30.  Refreshments
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Jordan Insurance Agency Sponsors DCCA Family Theatre Series
Jordan Insurance Agency sponsors Darke County Center for the Arts’ Family Theatre Series programming. The DCCA Family Theatre Series continues Sunday, February 15th at 2:00 pm, with The Very Hungry Caterpillar and other Eric Carle Favourites.  “DCCA Family Theatre Series brings the joy of theater to children and their families, and we are delighted to be a sponsor,” shared Jon Jordan
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Free Computer Classes
The Greenville Public Library is holding two free Computer Classes on Thursdays February 19th and February 26th from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.  The first class is Basic Computer Skills and the second one is Basic Internet Skills. Patrons can also set up an appointment for help with eBooks any other Thursday from 1:00 to 3:00.  The teacher is Librarian Stephanie St. Myers who is very knowledgeable and patient!
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New STNA course to begin Feb. 23
Darke County Workforce Development and the Greenville CTEC have announced that their next State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA) course will begin on February 23, 2015.  According to program coordinator Emily Powers, “STNA graduates are in high demand.  A very high percentage of our students pass the State Test on the first try and our job placement rate is nearly 100%.” The course will run
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Seventh annual Cornhole Tournament set for Feb. 21
The 7th Annual GGSA/GCBL "Grand Slam" Cornhole Tournament is set for Saturday, February 21st at Paws Bingo Hall in Greenville, Ohio, with a guaranteed $1,000.00 purse up for grabs. Many of the best cornhole players in the region will compete once again in what has become one of the top tournaments in the region. Be sure to mark your calendars for this great event! The event is in support of The Greenville
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Free Family Movie Night at Edison
Edison Community College will offer a free viewing of “Big Hero 6,” on Tuesday, February 24 at 6:30 p.m. The viewing will be held in the Robinson Theater at the Piqua Campus and is open to the community. “Big Hero 6” tells the story of a unique bond formed between a large inflatable robot, Baymax, and boy-genius, Hiro Hamada. Together they team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes to combat a criminal plot that threatens the metropolis
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“Herbal Reflections” coming soon
February 21, The Olde Thyme Gardeners present their annual Spring Workshop, "Herbal Reflections."  The half day program begins at 10:00 a.m. in the Nature Center at Shawnee Prairie Preserve, 4267 Route 502 near Greenville. Learn more about successful growing of herbs and what to do with them from Mary Hofacker of the Preble County Herb Society. She will provide samples of herbed butter, crostini, soup and cookies. Popular
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CAP offers HEAP to Seniors 60+
Community Action Partnership of Greater Dayton – Darke County has received funding from the Area Agency on Aging to provide Home Energy Assistant Program (HEAP) Outreach to seniors 60+ effective until April 15, 2015. The focus is on increasing outreach to the homebound. CAP will provide outreach, information and assistance completing HEAP applications to individuals in Darke County who are 60 years of age or older and/or have
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New welding class to begin Feb. 17
Darke County Workforce Development and the Greenville CTEC have announced that their next welding class will begin on February 17, 2015. The course is a part of the adult workforce program launched jointly by the two entities, with its curriculum developed in conjunction with local manufacturers such as Midmark and Norcold. The course runs for 8 weeks
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Soup Crock is blood donor gift for February
DARKE COUNTY, Ohio – Come in out of the cold and donate blood at a Darke County blood drive.  Everyone who registers to donate will receive February’s special collection donor gift, the “Warming Up To Give Blood” soup crock.  Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com. Beethoven struck
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Heroin epidemic discussion offered by DCLWV
Heroin has become a big problem in Darke County, It has not only ruined lives but caused many individuals and families suffering from assault, robbery and murder resulting from the need of addicts to support their habits. An informational meeting on the Heroin Problem in Darke County will be held on Tuesday, February 24 at 7 p.m. in Edison Community College, 601 Wagner Avenue, Greenville. This opportunity to become informed about this growing
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Darke County Visitors Bureau… Here's What's Happening in February
It's February... The month we celebrate love. Join us in celebrating what there is to love about Darke County, Ohio! During the entire month of February, join us on Instagram {DarkeCountyOhio} and share your photos of the places you love in Darke County. Be sure to use #ilovedarkecounty. At the end of the month, one winner will be selected to receive a Sweetheart Package to The Inn at Versailles
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YMCA Partners with Library
The Darke County YMCA is partnering with the Greenville Public Library for the Library's Adult Winter Reading Program by donating a Six-Month Adult Membership as a grand prize.  Each year the Library hosts a Summer and Winter Reading Program with weekly and grand prizes.  This is the first time a Y Membership has been offered. Librarian Deb Cameron explained “Our grand prizes
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Civic Theater & Humane Society team up Feb. 28
February can be a pretty dull month, there isn’t usually a whole lot going on, but fortunately for you, Darke County Civic Theater and Darke County Humane Society have teamed up to bring a hint of summer fun to February! They will be hosting “Wild West Family Fun Day” on Saturday, February 28th, at Paws Bingo Hall in Greenville. This will be a fun event for the whole family! Be sure to come
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Volunteers Needed for Maple Syrup Festival; Freezing Nights & Thawing Days
During this entertaining and eventful time of the year the Friends of the Darke County Parks hosts a Waffle & Sausage Breakfast and the Park District hosts a Maple Syrup Festival.  Below are the different days and opportunities in which we could use your help. Maple Syrup Festival -- Join us at Shawnee Prairie on Saturday, March 7th (8am-4pm) and assist with the festival
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Blind Date with a Book
The Greenville Public Library is hosting a fun week-long event called “Blind Date with a Book” to celebrate Valentine's Day.  Patrons will find a display on the second floor of books chosen by the staff that are wrapped in butcher paper with labels that give a little enticing information.  They can be checked out and reviewed as to how you liked your “date.” Librarian Rachel Brock writes
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