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Garst Museum Holiday Open House
Garst Museum’s annual Holiday Open House will be held on Sunday, December 3 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The public is cordially invited to attend. Everyone can tour the museum and the National Annie Oakley Center at no charge on this one afternoon. Join us for an afternoon of seasonal music, light refreshments, and beautiful decorations. The museum’s... read more
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Guardians of the Galaxy YA Movie Marathon at Library
Come join us on Wednesday November 22nd for a Guardians of the Galaxy movie marathon at Greenville Public Library!  Starting at noon we'll show the first Guardians movie, immediately followed by Guardians Vol. 2. Not interested in seeing the first film, but dying to see the second?  That’s okay!  Stop in at 2 p.m. for the start of Guardians Vol. 2! This... read more
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DCP Walkin’ in a Winter Wonderland Coming Soon
This holiday season join Darke County Parks for an evening stroll through our winter wonderland at Shawnee Prairie Preserve! On Saturday, December 2nd from 6-9pm, there will be over 450 luminaries lighting your way along the wooded trails, allowing for a peaceful winter’s night in nature. As you hike along the illuminated trail toward the... read more
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John Tesh to Headline Edison's Holiday Evening Event
The Edison Foundation is pleased to welcome John Tesh to Edison State Community College as the entertainment for 20th annual Holiday Evening event. This year’s event will take place on Wednesday, November 29 at the Piqua Campus and is held annually to support student scholarship opportunities. A four-time Emmy Award winner and two-time... read more
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Edison State students to address bullying at the Library
A variety of sources note that children of all ages can suffer emotional problems due to bullying and that nearly three-fourths of all young people have been or are currently being bullied. Cyberbullying affects nearly half of teens and is rapidly becoming more prevalent. These sources paint a grim picture on what seems to be a little recognized national... read more
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BPW Breakfast with Santa
Greenville, OH.  November 7, 2017   The Greenville Business & Professional Women’s (BPW) Club is planning their annual Breakfast with Santa.  The Club would like to invite you to join them for this occasion to be held on December 2, 2017 at 9:00 AM at the Greenville VFW Hall, 219 N. Ohio St.  The menu will consist of scrambled eggs, sausage... read more
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PERI Christmas Meeting
PERI  will be traveling back to the good ole days when the "Country Strings Band" performs at their Christmas luncheon on Monday, December 4, 11:30 a.m.  at the VFW on Ohio Street, Greenville.  Lead by PERI member, Joyce Harrison, the band will enliven the Christmas Spirit with the toe tapping tunes of dulcimers and songs, fun and surprises... read more
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Hometown Holiday Horse Parade returns to Greenville
GREENVILLE, Ohio - It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The 2017 Hometown Holiday Horse Parade returns on Saturday, November 18th at 7 pm in downtown Greenville!  This annual tradition in Darke County has kicked off the holiday season for the downtown district the past 14 years! The 2017 Grand Marshal will be Dick Brown, president... read more
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Edison State Hosts RN to BSN Information Fair
Edison State Community College is hosting a Registered Nurse (RN) to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Information Fair on Friday, November 17, 2017, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Emerson Center at the Piqua Campus. Current nursing students and practicing nurses are invited to learn about the opportunities available to them in... read more
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Project FeederWatch at DCP
Calling all birders! Join Darke County Park District, and participate in Project FeederWatch, every Tuesday from 9-11am and Wednesday from 3-5pm. This is a unique citizen science program organized by Cornell University which studies winter bird populations. Observations from here in Darke County may be used in scientific journals and shared with... read more
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Night Out with the Wavaires! A Magical Evening of Music!
GREENVILLE, OH – The Greenville High School Wavaires are preparing for the Night Out With the Wavaires 2017 with the performance on November 17th, in Memorial Hall at 7:00 pm. Tickets are available for purchase at the Flower Patch and 30 minutes prior to the performance at the box office in Memorial Hall. A Night Out With the Wavaires... read more
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OSU Extension… Zero Weight Gain Challenge
Are you interested in maintaining your weight or even losing a few pounds during this holiday season?  Could you use some encouragement and guidance but don’t have time to attend classes?  Give our Zero Weight Gain holiday wellness challenge a try. The “Zero Weight Gain Challenge” is an on-line challenge designed to help participants get fit by encouraging... read more
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November Blood Drives in Darke County Area; ‘Buckeye Blood Donor’ celebrates fall football frenzy -- DARKE COUNTY, Ohio – Area sponsors will team up with Community Blood Center to host a community blood drives.  Everyone who registers to donate will get a free “Buckeye Blood Donor” football t-shirt.  Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call 1-800-388-GIVE. The “Buckeye Blood Donor” campaign celebrates the football championship... read more
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Old Fashioned Campfire
Join us for a good old-fashioned campfire! We’re bringing back the campfire after a great night back in July. Autumn nights just beg for sitting around a campfire with friends, so be sure to get this on your calendar! Join us on November 10th at 5:30pm at Shawnee Prairie Preserve. Bring a camp chair and join a naturalist for an evening of sitting... read more
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DCCA Arts in Education presents Operation Lunch Line
Darke County Center for the Arts will present Kid Power’s Operation Lunch Line for kindergarten through third grade students in all local public schools during the week of November 13. Operation Lunch Line, an interactive musical show designed to help children learn the value of good nutrition and exercise, uses three-dimensional special effects... read more
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EUM 10th Annual Holiday Boutique
On November 11, the EUM Worship Center will be transformed into a unique and festive atmosphere for Holiday Boutique.  This marks the 10th year that EUM’s Women’s Ministry has hosted the annual event. In that time, we have grown from about 25 vendors to over 70! Whether you have Christmas shopping to do, need a Girls’ Day Out, or just want to... read more
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Library Film Features Jiro Dreams of Sushi
Jiro Dreams of Sushi is a 2011 American documentary film directed by David Gelb.  The film follows Jiro Ono, an 85-year-old sushi master and owner of Sukiyabashi Jiro, a Michelin three-star restaurant.  Sukiyabashi Jiro is a 10-seat, sushi-only restaurant located in a Tokyo subway station.  Jiro Ono serves a tasting menu of roughly 20 courses, for... read more
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BBBS partners with Bob Evans for Fundraiser
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby & Darke County will be partnering with Bob Evans for two upcoming fundraisers.  The first one will be held on Tuesday, November 7, from 6am-9pm at the Bob Evan’s in Greenville, located at 1366 Wagner Avenue.  The second one will be held on Thursday, November 9, from 7am-9pm at the Bob Evan’s in Sidney... read more
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A Magical Evening of Music!
Area Youth Join Wavaires for Camp Presentation - GREENVILLE, OH – The Greenville High School Wavaires are preparing for the Annual Youth Show Choir Camp with the performance on November 17th, in Memorial Hall at 7:00 pm. Tickets are available for purchase as the Flower Patch beginning on November 1st and 30 minutes prior to the... read more
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Anna Bier Gallery… Rene Bechard Photography – Journey through a Bubble
The Anna Bier Gallery will present photographer, Rene Bechard, at Henry St. Clair Memorial Hall in Greenville on Saturday, NOVEMBER 4, 2017; the exhibit will be open from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. with an artist presentation at 7 p.m. The landscape of a soap bubble will quickly enchant you. As you begin to move your eyes over the patterns, you discover recognizable... read more
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Darke SWCD… Soil Fertility & Nutrient Management Workshop Series
As the farm economy becomes tighter and the environmental pressure greater on farmers, understanding your soil fertility and nutrient needs becomes increasingly important.  The Darke Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) will again be hosting the Soil Fertility & Nutrient Management Workshop Series beginning in November.  This is a four-part workshop... read more
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GHS Walking Program
Again this year, Greenville High School will open its doors to community members seeking a warm, safe place to walk on winter evenings. The public is invited to walk at the high school from 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays beginning Monday, Nov. 6, and continuing through March 29, 2018. There will be no walking during Christmas break. Also... read more
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DCCA presents Kentucky Trio “Zoe Speaks” at The Coffee Pot
Darke County Center for the Arts Coffeehouse Series continues with a concert at The Coffee Pot in downtown Greenville on Thursday, November 9 featuring “Zoe Speaks,” a trio from the mountains of Kentucky. “This group can play everything from traditional ballads to contemporary tunes with their mellow mix of close harmonies accompanied... read more
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Langsdon Mineral Collection Visits Darke County Parks
The Mercer County District Library has a hidden gem in the Langsdon Minerals Collection - over 900 minerals showcased at the library. In 2006 Ron & Ruth Langsdon donated a substantial part of their personal rare mineral collection to the Mercer County Library in order for future generations to learn and enjoy.  They felt a public library would... read more
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Cancer Association Fundraiser Nov. 5 at Memorial Hall
Cancer Association of Darke County will hold their annual gospel music fundraiser on November 5 at St. Clair Memorial Hall.  The event will start at 3 pm and last until approximately 5 pm.  There will be refreshments along with a bake sale.  ADMISSION IS FREE.  There will be a freewill offering and the association hopes that many will be able to come and enjoy the... read more
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DCCA presents award-winning vocal ensemble
Darke County Center for the Arts will present award-winning a cappella group Six Appeal in concert at Henry St. Clair Memorial Hall in Greenville on Saturday, November 4; the second presentation of DCCA’s Artists Series season, the show starts at 8 p.m. “These six appealing young gentlemen are not only outstanding vocalists, but are also... read more
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Anna Bier Gallery Artist Workshop Series
The Anna Bier Gallery would like to present the Artist Workshop Series - offering monthly workshops in many different genres, including our upcoming workshop Calligraphy on Reclaimed Wood - by Instructor Janelle Vargo. This workshop is scheduled for Wednesday November 8th at 6pm in the Anna Bier Civic Room, located inside the Henry St. Clair... read more
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The History of Chocolate at Library
Join us Thursday November 2nd at 6:00 p.m. At the Greenville Public Library for a delicious and educational program presented by Kathy Creighton from the Butler County Historical Society in Hamilton Ohio.  This is a free family-friendly event, however seating is limited so please call 548-3915 to reserve your seat. Chocolate has been woven... read more
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Darke County Parks… Old Fashioned Campfire
Join us for a good old-fashioned campfire! We’re bringing back the campfire after a great night back in July. Autumn nights just beg for sitting around a campfire with friends, so be sure to get this on your calendar! Join us on October 27th at 6:30pm at Shawnee Prairie Preserve. Bring a camp chair and join a naturalist for an evening of sitting around the fire, eating... read more
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BBBS holds two open houses in time for the holidays
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby & Darke County will hold two separate open houses in conjunction with local holiday events.  They will have information available regarding the various programs they offer, volunteer opportunities, the importance of mentoring our community’s at-risk youth, along with donation and sponsorship opportunities for upcoming fundraiser... read more
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Peace Week Brings Award-Winning Author to Edison Campus
Held in conjunction with the Dayton Literary Peace Prize (DLPP), Edison State Community College’s English Department will be hosting Peace Week at the Piqua Campus. The week will culminate with a visit from the 2017 DLPP nonfiction winner, David Wood on Monday, November 6 in the Robinson Theater at 10:30 a.m. The event is offered free of charge and is open... read more
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Whoo’s in the Parks?
Did you know that some owls will take over the nest of a hawk to raise their young? Or that an owl’s eyes are completely immobile? Join us to explore the owl species of Ohio. Join us on October 26th at 7pm at Shawnee Prairie Preserve and learn about these birds of prey by meeting our own great-horned owl and discovering how the park is planning... read more
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Beggars’ Night and Halloween Parade returns to Downtown Greenville
GREENVILLE, Ohio- On Thursday, October 26th, downtown Greenville will be transformed into a trail of Halloween treats for elementary school aged children. The Early Bird/BlueBag Media, Main Street Greenville and downtown businesses are pleased to bring this safe Halloween event to the community! There are many ways to join in the fun, including a... read more
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DCCA announces Ghost Walk Tour Guides and Actors
Darke County Center for the Arts' annual Ghost Walk, a fundraiser celebrating the Halloween season, will take place on Friday, October 27, Saturday, October 28, and Sunday, October 29. Costumed tour guides will lead participants to numerous haunted sites in downtown Greenville, including several stops where actors will portray characters involved... read more
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Warm Winter Wear for Darke County Children
The employees of the Darke County Sheriff’s Office, through the support of Sheriff Toby L. Spencer, and in conjunction with local law enforcement, fire, and emergency medical professionals have announced plans to host the 17th annual “Warm Winter Wear for Darke County Children” program. Thanks to generous donations from caring individuals... read more
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The Edison Stagelight Players Present The Crucible
The Edison Stagelight Players (ESP) will present The Crucible by Arthur Miller and directed by Matthew Beisner. The performances will be held October 27 through November 5 in the Robinson Theater at Edison State Community College’s Piqua Campus. Set in seventeenth-century Salem, Massachusetts, The Crucible is a story based upon true... read more
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U.S. Army Field Band presents free concert
The internationally acclaimed United States Army Field Band will present a free public performance at Greenville High School Gymnasium on Thursday, November 16 at 7:30 p.m. Described as “a great instrument for stirring patriotic emotions,” the Field Band is the official touring musical representative of the U.S. Army. The concert, sponsored... read more
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Ghost Walk tickets on sale
Darke County Center for the Arts will continue a long-standing Halloween-season tradition when they host their annual Ghost Walk in downtown Greenville on Friday, October 27, Saturday, October 28, and Sunday, October 29. Based on stories collected by Arcanum-area resident Rita Arnold which tell of local ghostly encounters, walks will begin at... read more
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Gospel Sing to be held at Memorial Hall on November 5
Debbie Lynn Bryson and the Homelighters Quartet along with other groups will minister in song at the Gospel Sing on November 5, 2017 at Memorial Hall from 3-5 pm. The HomeLighters Quartet have been ministering in Central Ohio for over 30 years.  Some of the faces have changed, but the message has been the same since they sang their... read more
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Greenville Toastmasters to hold Open House
NEED HELP - We offer Training! The Greenville Toastmasters Club 1238, "The Can Do Club" can enhance your skills in Leadership, Public Speaking, Conducting meetings, Parliamentary Procedure, Active Listening, Effective Evaluation, Creative Thinking and communicating in your every day life. DO YOU LISTEN EFFECTIVELY? - Greenville... read more
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Edison State Community College Hosts Annual College Fair
To help students and parents through the college selection process, Edison State Community College will be hosting their annual College Fair on Wednesday, October 25, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in the Charger Gymnasium at the Piqua Campus. Finding the right college and career path can be an overwhelming task. Options including size, location, and cost... read more
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Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy to begin at Edison State
The Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy at Edison State Community College is now accepting applications for the 21-week program that will prepare students for a career in law enforcement. Students of the program will meet for six days each week beginning in January and, upon successful completion, will graduate from the program in... read more
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Annual Fright Night at Library
Friday October 27th is everyone’s favorite Fright Night!  Take the haunted tour through the Greenville Public Library any time between 7:00 - 10:00 pm for $5.00 a person.  This event is in collaboration with Gateway Youth and all proceeds go to supporting their non-profit program.   See gateway youth programs. Other community groups participating are... read more
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Missions Gala helps build homes
Destination Known Missions Ministry of EUM Church in Greenville, Ohio is in its twelfth year partnering with the Potter’s House Association in Guatemala. Over the years, teams from EUM Church have built eighteen homes for families that live in the garbage dump shanty communities. They have visited countless families in their homes to... read more
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First Presbyterian Church… Ignite Your Spiritual Fire, Catch the Sparks
On Saturday, November 4th at 6pm First Presbyterian Church in downtown Greenville invites the community to a free concert devotional featuring Greg and Rebecca Sparks.  This wonderful event will feature live music and focus on discipleship.  Their music and stories bring together individuals from many communities to inspire and deepen faith all in one heart and... read more
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Candlelight Dinner on the Prairie at DCP
The table is set, the servers are in their places, and the Darke County Park District is ready to provide you with a remarkable 18th century historical experience in the Log House at Shawnee Prairie Preserve at 4267 St. Rt. 502 west of Greenville. A hearth-cooked meal will be served family-style to all who attend this unique Candlelight Dinner on the Prairie. The event is a fundraiser with proceeds... read more
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EUM Church Fall Festival: Shine
Families throughout Darke County are invited to EUM’s annual fall festival—SHINE (Sharing His Incredible News Everywhere) on Sunday, October 22, 2017 from 4:00—7:00 pm at the Worship Center. This year families will be engaging in “Soul Wars” a journey through six episodes in the epic saga of God’s plan for redemption through Jesus. In addition to this great adventure, families... read more
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DCCA presents Zydeco Experience at Bistro Off Broadway
Zydeco legend Terrance Simien and his Zydeco Experience Band will perform at Greenville’s Bistro Off Broadway on Thursday, October 26. The second of Darke County Center for the Arts’ Coffeehouse Series presentations for the new season, the show starts at 7 p.m. Simien is an eighth generation Creole from one of the earliest families to have settled... read more
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The Great Pumpkin Hunt at DCP
Pumpkins, pumpkins everywhere! Looking for an alternative to scary Halloween events? The Great Pumpkin Hunt is fun for the whole family. Spend the afternoon wandering through the woods at Shawnee Prairie Preserve on a scavenger hunt filled with tons of fall goodies. Inside the Nature Center each child will get a pumpkin to paint and take home... read more
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Lunch & Learn at Library
The Greenville Public Library's monthly Lunch & Learn is Wednesday October 11 at 12:30 p.m.  The topic is “Bringing It All Together” presented by Jordan Francis, Wellness Director at Wayne Healthcare.  Lunch and Learn is coordinated by Warren Richards as part of the Library's Wellness Program.  Jordan explains ”We know we should eat right, exercise, and generally... read more
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“The Ghosts of Ohio” at Memorial Hall
Here is your opportunity to meet author and paranormal researcher James Willis and members of his nationally recognized investigative organization “The Ghosts of Ohio.”  The Greenville Public Library is partnering with St. Clair Memorial Hall where this fascinating program will be held on Thursday October 19th at 6:00 p.m.  Free tickets can be picked up at the Reference Desk at the Library... read more
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Author and Talk Show Host to Speak
GREENVILLE, OHIO – Kris Ann Hall of Northern Florida will be doing a guest appearance in Greenville on October 13. In addition to being a renowned author and host of the Kris Anne Hall TV Show, she is a Constitutional Educator with an entertaining quality. Hall will be speaking about “State Sovereignty – the duty of state and local representatives... read more
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Health Science Program Applications Accepted at Edison State
Applications are currently being accepted for the medical laboratory technician (MLT) and physical therapist assistant (PTA) degree programs at Edison State Community College. The two-year Associate of Applied Science programs will prepare students for a career in health care. Edison State’s MLT career program prepares graduates to properly perform... read more
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Anna Bier Art Gallery… Gail Christofferson exhibits glass mosaic guitars
The Anna Bier Gallery will present glass mosaic guitar artist, Gail Christofferson of Animal House Glass, at Henry St. Clair Memorial Hall in Greenville on Saturday, OCTOBER 7, 2017; the exhibit will be open from 6 p.m until 8 p.m. with an artist presentation at 7 p.m. Christofferson’s passion for glass, teaching, community projects, and creating... read more
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October events bring Autumn to Downtown Greenville
GREENVILLE, Ohio- Fall has arrived in downtown Greenville with the October First Friday event and the annual A Day of Harvest event, held on Friday, October 6th and Saturday, October 7th. Overflow your senses with fall favorites found in downtown Greenville! Be sure to check out all of the fall inspired items in the quaint shops and restaurants; including... read more
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Library Film Features Young Frankenstien
Young Frankenstein is a 1974 American comedy horror film directed by Mel Brooks and starring Gene Wilder as the title character, a descendant of the infamous Dr. Victor Frankenstein.  The supporting cast includes Teri Garr, Cloris Leachman, Marty Feldman, Peter Boyle, Madeline Kahn, Kenneth Mars, Richard Haydn and Gene Hackman.  The screenplay was... read more
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October Darke County Area Blood Drives
October Donors can help fight cancer - DARKE COUNTY, Ohio – Donors can join the fight against cancer during October Breast Cancer Awareness Month by supporting the community blood drives in Darke County communities. Community Blood Center encourages donors to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call 1-800-388-GIVE... read more
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Toastmasters Open House Scheduled
Expand your Horizons - Since 1924 Toastmasters International has helped millions of men and women become more confident in front of an audience. Our network of clubs and their learn-by-doing program are sure to help you become a better speaker and leader.  Why pay thousands of dollars for a seminar when you can join a Toastmasters club for a... read more
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Candlelight Dinners preparations begin
Candlelight Dinners on the Prairie will be here soon! Prairie Days is over and Deb is ready to start work on planning our Candlelight Dinners on the Prairie for this fall!  We have two dinners scheduled: October 28 and November 11 (unadvertised, pre-sold). If you are interested in joining the planning committee to put these fundraising events together, she... read more
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Engage Conference 2017: Day-By-Day
The Christian faith is a faith of relationships: our relationship with God and our relationship with others. All the work God does in our lives to transform us more into the image of Jesus is so that we might become who God created us to be in relationship with Him and with other people. The early followers of Jesus understood this, and they were committed... read more
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Wayne HealthCare Candy Striper Volunteer Program
Wayne HealthCare will resume offering volunteer opportunities for students at least 16 years of age. Student volunteers will have the opportunity to work with various departments within the hospital to welcome patients and visitors; assist with delivery of care and support staff. Students interested in the program are encouraged to attend... read more
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Second National Bank Sponsors One Night in Memphis
Darke County Center for the Arts recognizes Second National Bank as an Impresario sponsor of the 2017-2018 "Arts Count" Season, including the upcoming Special Event ONE NIGHT IN MEMPHIS, a tribute to music legends Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, and Jerry Lee Lewis and their memorable meeting at... read more
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The Beers of Autumn at Library
When the leaves start changing colors, craft beer drinkers trade in the light beers of Summer for something better suited to Autumn's crisp evenings. Whether it's an Oktoberfest lager that shines in the gentle September sunlight, or a spiced ale the color of October leaves, Fall beers can be both comforting and audacious, and are a great way to greet the season. On Thursday... read more
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Darke County Parks… Floating for Colors with Darke County Parks
Darke County Parks is going to try for one more float for the 2017 season. On Friday, October 6th from 11am to 5pm join us for a relaxing autumn paddle. After meeting at the Nature Center, participants will carpool to Lake Loramie State Park. Once there, everyone will enjoy a picnic lunch then launch the boats for an afternoon on the lake! Depending on the afternoon, the group may choose to paddle... read more
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Darke County Genealogical Society… Genealogy Workshop to be offered at Garst
The Darke County Genealogical Society’s Fall Genealogy Workshop, featuring speaker: Dana Ann Palmer will be Saturday, Oct 21, 2017 at Garst Museum, 205 N. Broadway, Greenville, OH.  Doors will be open at 8:30 A.M. There will be 4 sessions: 1.Ship Passenger Lists 2. Naturalization Records 3. Finding your German Ancestor’s Place of Orgin 4. Locating Newspapers using Chronicling America... read more
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DCCA presents Tribute to Legendary Performers
When music legends Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, and Jerry Lee Lewis engaged in an impromptu jam session at Sam Phillips’ legendary Sun Studios in Memphis on December 4, 1956, the music producer wisely recorded the proceedings. Darke County Center for the Arts will present a tribute to that memorable meeting,“One Night In... read more
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First Presbyterian Church to present free concert
A concert of sacred vocal music will be presented at First Presbyterian Church in Greenville on Friday, September 29 at 7:00 p.m. The free concert for the community will feature vocalists Bevin Fields, Mary McLear, Doug Klinsing, and John Person, and pianist/organist Terri Fryman. Come and enjoy music that includes hymns and classical... read more
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Accepting Entries for the Hometown Holiday Horse Parade
GREENVILLE, Ohio- Voted best parade by the readers of Ohio Magazine in 2015, Main Street Greenville is busy preparing for the 14th Annual Hometown Holiday Horse Parade! The parade will take place the weekend before Thanksgiving  on Saturday, November 18th. The lighted horse parade event boasts 90+ entries and brings an estimated... read more
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Garst once again participates in Museum Day Live
Garst Museum and The National Annie Oakley Center Joins Smithsonian Magazine’s 13th Annual Museum Day Live! Free Admission on September 23, 2017, with a Downloadable Museum Day Live! Ticket. Featured are: The National Annie Oakley Center, Crossroads of Destiny, Lowell Thomas-With Lawrence and Beyond. Greenville, Ohio— Garst Museum... read more
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Monarch Butterflies at Library
One of the most widely recognized butterflies in the United States is also the one in the most danger of becoming extinct.  Habitat loss, illegal logging, row crop agriculture and over use of pesticides are just a few factors that have led to the staggering population decrease.  What can we do to reverse the damage? Spend an evening with Darke... read more
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Hosek to speak at PERI
Nathan Hosek, Attorney with the Law Office of Rudnick & Hosek, Ltd, where his practice focuses on transactional law, will be the guest speaker at the Public Employee Retirees, Inc. (PERI) luncheon meeting on Monday, October 2, 11:30 a.m., in the VFW, on Ohio Street, Greenville.  PERI members will be contacted by the calling committee and nonmembers... read more
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Prairie Days at Shawnee Prairie
Step through a wrinkle in time to experience life on the Ohio frontier. On the weekend of September 23rd and 24th the Darke County Park District will host its annual Prairie Days festival at Shawnee Prairie Preserve at 4267 St. Rt. 502 West near Greenville. As festival attendants wander through the grounds they’ll hear the ring of the blacksmith’s hammer on the anvil, smell fresh bread baking... read more
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Sellick and Bergeson open DCCA Coffeehouse Series
Internationally touring husband and wife duo Annie Sellick and Pat Bergeson will combine their talents to open Darke County Center for the Arts Coffeehouse Series season at the Union City Arts Depot on Thursday, September 21. According to DCCA Artistic Director Keith Rawlins, Nashville native Annie Sellick is known for the organic sincerity she... read more
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Many Demonstrations at Prairie Days
Once again, Prairie Days will feature many historical demonstrations. Volunteers will be demonstrating how pioneers would have made homemade bread in the outdoor bake oven, also known as the cob oven. This style oven is operated by building a fire inside in order to preheat the earthen structure, afterwards the coals are removed and the baking surface... read more
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September blood drives in Darke County and surrounding area
DAYTON & DARKE COUNTY, Ohio – Many great opportunities to donate in Darke County Area. Everyone who registers to donate will get a colorful pair of socks – a new gift from Community Blood Center that “knocks our socks off.” Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call 1-800-388-GIVE. The “Saving... read more
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Red Cross training for hurricane relief volunteers
Two courses on Sept. 12 prepare volunteers to work in shelters or handling bulk distribution of supplies to those in need - Hurricane Harvey has proven to be one of the most disastrous storms to ever hit the United States, causing massive flooding and causing at least 70 deaths in Texas, and Hurricane Irma is expected to follow suit by hitting Florida this... read more
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Library Film Features The Third Man
The 1949 British film noir The Third Man was directed by Carol Reed and written by Graham Greene.  It stars Joseph Cotten, Valli (Alida Valli), Orson Welles, and Trevor Howard.  The film takes place in post-World-War-II Vienna and centers on Holly Martins, an American who is given a job in Vienna by his friend Harry Lime.  But when Holly arrives... read more
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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 September 27 and October 4 and 11, 2017, at the OSU Extension Learning Center, 603 Wagner Avenue, Greenville.  The class times are from 6:00-8:00pm.  There is no fee for this class.  This is an adult only series. The “Building Blocks I” parenting... read more
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VHCC hosts Bingo Night
Versailles Health Care Center, a skilled nursing and rehabilitation center, hosted a FREE Bingo Night open to the public in August!  Bingo winners received nonperishable food items and small household items for their prizes! Once again, attendees enjoyed popcorn and drinks during the fun night of bingo. “Make sure to mark your calendars for bingo night... read more
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DAR and VFW to honor four Revolutionary War soldiers
Fort GreeneVille DAR and VFW Post 7262 to Honor American Revolutionary War Soldier at Greenlawn Cemetery. Fort GreeneVille Chapter DAR along with VFW Post 7262 will be dedicating a marker in honor of American Revolutionary War Soldier Zachariah Hole on Saturday, September 16th at 3:30pm at Greenlawn in Versailles. Zachariah Hole... read more
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2017 Ohio State University’s Farm Science Review, From Sam Custer
OSU Extension, Darke County - The Farm Science Review, one of the nation’s premier agricultural trade and education shows, will be held at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center in London, Ohio, September 19-21. New for this year’s 55th Farm Science Review, visitors will be able to “Map Your Show” on a new mobile app in preparation for the three-day event. The... read more
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Rolling 50's Classics Fall Cruise-In Car Show
Saturday, September 9th - 2-9 PM - The 35th Annual Legendary Rolling 50's Classics Fall Cruise-In will take place on Saturday, September 9th from 2-9 pm in downtown Greenville! This is one of Ohio's largest cruise-ins, you won't want to miss it! Interested in bringing a car? Here are some details: Dash plaques to the first 450 cars; Cruise-in entry... read more
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Fiona Miller exhibits architectural ink and watercolor
The Anna Bier Gallery will present architectural artist, Fiona Miller, at Henry St. Clair Memorial Hall in Greenville on Saturday, September 9; the exhibit will be open from 6 p.m until 8 p.m. with an artist presentation at 7 p.m. Fiona is a watercolor artist from the UK. Her background and training is in the field of architecture: she has an MA (Cantab)... read more
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Intro to Disaster Preparedness at Library
Benjamin Franklin said “Failing to prepare is preparing to fail!”  Have you ever wondered what it takes to thrive during a short-term disaster (1-14 days) when gas and electricity are not available? Join Aaron Olson for a beginner’s guide on where to start.  He will address water procurement, what food to have on hand, where to find food in a pinch, and... read more
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Fort GreeneVille DAR participates in SUNshine 5K
Fort GreeneVille Daughters of the American Revolution’s annual Thank A Vet 5k run/walk has been scheduled instead with the SUNshine 5K. The Darke County Foundation has graciously invited us to be a part of the SUNshine 5k. The event will be held 8:30am, September 16, 2017 at the Greenville City Park. Once again we are raising money to... read more
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Darke County Parks… Volunteers Needed for Prairie Days
Prairie Days, Darke County Parks’ biggest event of the year, can’t happen without the generous support of the community. Hundreds of volunteers give their time and resources throughout the year, and Prairie Days is no exception. On the weekend of September 23rd and 24th the Darke County Park District will host its annual Prairie Days festival at Shawnee... read more
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Miami Valley Trails User Survey to be Conducted
Darke County Parks to participate in survey - The Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission (MVRPC) is partnering with local park districts and citizen volunteers to conduct a quadrennial Miami Valley Trails User Survey in September. Walkers, runners, or cyclists using the designated Miami Valley Trails may encounter volunteers counting trail users... read more
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Missions Gala Benefits “Scavengers”
For the average American, it is difficult to imagine a life in which the city dump is both your home and place of employment.  The garbage, the smell, and the filth are outside our realm of understanding. And yet these living conditions are reality for over 10,000 people who live and work in and around the Guatemala City Dump. Even in their own country, these impoverished citizens are outcasts... read more
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Fall Gourd Show scheduled for Sept. 9
The West Central Ohio Gourd Patch will hold their Fall Gourd Show on Sept. 9th from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Darke County Shawnee Prairie Preserve in Greenville. Handcrafted gourds will be available to purchase from local crafters, along with fresh and dried gourds. Come find that new birdhouse or maybe some new fall decorations or that... read more
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Timeless performer opens DCCA Artists Series season
Darke County Center for the Arts will present singer/songwriter/guitarist David Myles and his trio at Henry St. Clair Memorial Hall in Greenville on Saturday, September 9; the show begins at 8 p.m.According to DCCA Artistic Director Keith Rawlins, David Myles will entertain music lovers of all types, and is therefore the perfect performer to open DCCA... read more
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First Friday features Outdoor Movie
Greenville, Ohio: Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, family, and friends for an outdoor showing of “SING”! The event will take place on Friday, September 1st in downtown Greenville. Main Street Greenville encourages everyone to dine, shop, and enjoy other activities starting at 6 pm, with the movie starting at dusk (around 8:15 pm). In the movie... read more
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Greenville Municipal Jazz Band to Feature Whirledge and Westfall
Concerts in the park return this Sunday, August 27th, with the Greenville Municipal Jazz Band performing at 7pm at the Marling Band Shell area of the Greenville City Park.  The concert is free and open to the public.  Make plans now to attend this wonderful evening of jazz and pop music. This week the band will feature the pop and jazz vocal stylings... read more
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High School Students Needed for Local “Big Buddies” Program
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby & Darke County is excited to announce their 18th year of programming for their after-school “Big Buddies” mentorship program.  Fun and energetic high school students are needed for the 2017-2018 school year to mentor local elementary students.  This is a wonderful opportunity for high school students to give back to their... read more
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DCCA to hold annual meeting
The Darke County Center for the Arts will hold its annual meeting on Sept. 7, 7 p.m., in the Community Meeting Room on the third floor of the Greenville Public Library, 126 W. Fourth St., 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... read more
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“Building Blocks II” Parenting Class planned
OSU Extension, Darke County, has scheduled a “Building Blocks II” parenting series.  The classes will be held September 21 and 28, 2017 at the OSU Extension Learning Center, 603 Wagner Avenue, Greenville.  The class times are from 6:00-8:00pm.  There is no fee for this class.  This is an adult only series. The “Building Blocks II” parenting classes... read more
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Cancer Assn partners with DC Foundation for Survivor’s Walk
Cancer Association of Darke County partners with Darke County Foundation for their yearly survivor's walk. Cancer Association of Darke County has held a Survivor's Day Walk for several years.  This has normally been held in June in connection with the National Cancer Survivor's Day.  However, this year they are partnering with Darke County... read more
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GHS Wavaires Perform at The Great Darke County Fair
GREENVILLE, OH – The Greenville High School Wavaires will perform at The Great Darke County Fair on Friday, August 25th, in the Grand Stand at 2:30 p.m. Admission into the grand stand is free of charge. The Wavaires will be performing a variety of music, including “Bring the House Down”, “Try Everything”, from the movie Zootopia, “Hey Soul Sister... read more
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North Star Open Air Dance
North Star Community Association is holding an Open Air Dance on Sept. 23, 6:40 p.m. at the North Star Community Center. Two groups provide music: The Micstand Band at 6:30 and Renegade at 9 p.m. There will be a golf cart raffle for a $10 donation. Also ice cold beverages, food, entertainment and a drawing to be held at 11 p.m. You need not be... read more
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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten
Families are invited to join the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program at the Greenville Public Library. The 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program is a nationwide challenge that encourages parents and caregivers to regularly read aloud to their children. By reading just one book a night, families can reach the 1,000-book goal in three... read more
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Friends of the Parks Basket Raffle
The Friends of the Darke County Park District are once again running their annual basket raffle this summer to culminate at Prairie Days on September 23rd and 24th. Local clubs donated baskets full of goodies to raise money for the Friends of the Parks. Baskets include one from the Darke County Birders, containing a certificate for a 50lb bag... read more
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Family Outdoor Nature Discovery at Shawnee Prairie
Darke County Parks are proud to offer a new monthly series, called Family Outdoor Nature Discovery (F.O.N.D.). F.O.N.D. is a timely opportunity for families to engage in unstructured and purposeful outdoor play in our parks. Our Naturalists will provide the tools and locations for kids and their parents to explore whatever nature provides each month. It’s... read more
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First Congregational Christian Church kicks off 22nd year of AWANA
First Congregational Christian Church, 115 West 5th Street in Greenville, will kickoff their twenty-second year of AWANA on September 17 at 5:15 pm. AWANA is a fun, discipleship program for kids, preschool - high school. Each week, students will participate in Bible teaching, scripture memory, game time, and silly themes. All are welcome! Registration... read more
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OSU Extension Offers Final Fertilizer Classes
Ohio State University Extension will be hosting the last programs in the area for all farmers and commercial applicators who apply fertilizer to 50 or more acres of crops to become certified. The first will be on August 28, 2017 and have two classes, one from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM and the other from 6:15 PM to 9:15 PM.  There will be a dinner between the two... read more
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The GREAT Darke County Fair is almost here!
August 18-26, 2017 - Darke County Fairgrounds - Greenville, OH 45331 - It's that time of year again for The GREAT Darke County Fair! Enjoy various livestock and horse shows, entertainment and much more! We are positive this is an event you won't want to miss. Be sure to bring your friends and family along for the fun too! For detailed schedule and list of events please... read more
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Arcanum Wayne Trail Historical Society
Coffee and Conversation Series - Dr. Jesse Heiser will be guest of the Arcanum Wayne Trail Historical Society August 12 at 10:00 a.m. for the final Coffee and Conversation session for this year.  Joining Dr. Heiser will be his daughter Esther Hoover as well as Gregg and Patty Spencer, all who will be sharing stories of living in Pitsburg. The... read more
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Greenville Municipal Concert Band to feature The Green DeVilles
Concerts in the park will continue this Sunday, August 6 with a concert scheduled by the Greenville Municipal Concert Band.  The concert will begin at 7pm at the Marling Band Shell area of the Greenville City Park.  This week, the band will perform a fantastic concert of Motown favorites.  Motown provided the world with many great songs and artists... read more
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August First Friday... Oh My, It's the 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 will feature over 55 different vendors, each offering art, crafts, or handmade items! The event will be held from 5:30 - 10 pm in downtown Greenville on Friday, August 4th. “It will be a jam packed night, with so much to... read more
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Seeking Vendors for 10th Annual Holiday Boutique
The EUM Church Women’s Ministry is excited to announce our 10th annual Holiday Boutique on November 11, 2017, from 9:00 am-2:00 pm at the EUM’s Worship Center at 1451 Sater Street in Greenville (corner of Sater Street & Sebring-Warner Road). The Holiday Boutique is designed for women of Darke County to connect with... read more
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“Every Woman Has a Story”
Our second event in a fun new series - Join us August 12, 2017 from 10am to 1pm in the Darke County Park District’s Shawnee Prairie Nature Center for a special ladies’ luncheon to celebrate women and their stories. This second session will highlight Lady Karen W. Burkett of the Washington Family who will share her knowledge of historical under-pinnings and dress... read more
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Call for Entries for October Art of Recovery Exhibit
The Tri-County Board of Recovery and Mental Health Services is seeking entries from local artists for its annual Art of Recovery showcase, as well as a juried gallery exhibit to be displayed in the Art Gallery at Edison State Community College in Piqua throughout the month of October. Artists who have been affected personally, through a family member or friend... read more
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August First Friday to feature over 55 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 will feature over 55 different vendors, each offering art, crafts, or handmade items! The event will be held from 5:30 - 10 pm in downtown Greenville on Friday, August 4th. “It will be a jam packed night, with so much to see and... read more
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Library Film Series Features Pinocchio
Pinocchio is a 1940 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney based on the Italian children's novel The Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi.  It was the second animated feature film by Disney after the success of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937). The plot involves an old wood-carver named Geppetto who creates a... read more
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Missoula Children's Theatre: ALADDIN
Students entering grades 1-12 are invited to audition. Monday, July 31st 10 am, St. Clair Memorial Hall - 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... read more
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Darke County Area August Blood Drives
DARKE COUNTY, Ohio – The Darke County area will offer several community blood drives in August.  Everyone who registers to donate will receive the “Scouting 4 Donors – Ride with Passion, Give with Heart” t-shirt. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call 1-800-388-GIVE. It’s open throttle... read more
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Library's Craft Beer Class on Farmhouse Ales
Farmhouse ales offer a level of variety and complexity found in few other families of beer styles. Simultaneously rustic and refined, these beer styles draw inspiration from the beers brewed by Belgian and French farm estates of the 18th and 19th centuries. Farms in those times were responsible for providing beer to sustain and refresh their seasonal field workers, and each farm's beer was different... read more
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VHCC… Showing and Discussion: PBS Frontline Film “Being Mortal”
Join Versailles Health Care Center, a skilled nursing and rehabilitation center, and Wilson Health Hospice for a FREE showing and discussion of the PBS FRONTLINE film “Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End”.  Based on the best-selling book by Atul Gawande, MD, MPH, Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard... read more
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Teen Booksale at Library
Beginning Wednesday July 26th The Friends of the Greenville Public Library will be hosting a Young Adult Book Sale on the second floor featuring a wide variety of titles, subjects and genres! The suggested donation is 25 cents per book or 5 for $1.  On Thursday July 27th stop by to grab a cookie and a bookmark to go with your book, then... read more
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“Family Fun Day” Grand Finale
The “Family Fun Day” Grand Finale at the Greenville Public Library is Wednesday July 26 at 11:00 a.m. with world-renowned magician Gordan Russ.  Traveling through Europe, Australia and China, Gordon has brought his unique brand of illusion to thousands of people across the globe.  Exciting, surprise-a-minute magic with audience participation brings screams... read more
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Literacy: The Cornerstone of Success at the Library
Edison Darke County students make literacy presentation at Greenville library - According to a 2015 U.S. Department of Education report, 32 million adults cannot read above the fifth grade level… and one child in four currently grows up not knowing how to read. It’s not getting better. Today’s generation is less educated than the one before. Edison State Darke... read more
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2017 Annie Oakley Sidewalk Sales
Please join us in downtown Greenville for this year's legendary Annie Oakley Sidewalk Sales! Many downtown businesses will offer special deals and sales from Thursday, July 27th - Saturday, July 29th (some businesses, including KitchenAid Experience will offer special Sunday hours). Please check the list below for more info. The Darke County... read more
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Honoring our Revolutionary War Patriot
Fort GreeneVille Chapter DAR along with VFW Post 7262 will be having a marker dedication for William Walker at the Ithaca Cemetery on July 28 at 6:00pm. Walker is an American Revolutionary War Soldier who moved to Darke County after the War. Descendants of Walker from Texas and Ohio DAR Regent Nancy Schirm Wright will also be attending the dedication. The public is welcome to attend... read more
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Parade, sidewalk sales, cancer walk and Pink Mile walk
The Annie Oakley Festival is only a couple of weeks away, and the Annie Oakley Parade is a wonderful part of the weekend.  Come up to Greenville on Saturday morning, and enjoy the sidewalk sales, the Cancer Walk, the chance to see the men do the “Pink Mile” walk, and of course the parade.  The parade should reach downtown Greenville approximately... read more
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AMBA’s Kearns to speak at PERI picnic luncheon
Members of Public Employee Retirees, Inc. (PERI) and Ohio Public Employee Retirees, (OPERS), who are eligible to become members, will not only enjoy a picnic lunch at the VFW on Monday, August 7, 11:30 a.m., on Ohio St., Greenville, but will have the opportunity to learn and evaluate new membership insurance benefits that are now available to... read more
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Aktion Club presents FUNday Monday
Kiwanis Aktion Club is presenting a FUNday Monday event for at-risk youth at Greenville Park on Monday, July 17, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The festivities will be held at Shelter House #4. The Aktion Club, sponsored by Kiwanis of Greenville, is supported by the Darke County Board of Developmental Disabilities and stands for Services in Action. The community... read more
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Jim Gill at “Family Fun Day”
“Family Fun Day” at the Greenville Public Library continues on Wednesday July 19 at 11:00 a.m. with special guest Jim Gill.  Jim has a unique approach to his concerts for young children and families. This is because his graduate studies in child development have convinced him that family play is more important to young children than music alone... read more
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Represent Darke County Parks at the Gathering at Garst!
Volunteers are needed on both Saturday, July 29th and Sunday, July 30th to assist at the Darke County Park District booth.  You will be handing out park info, answering questions and promoting Prairie Days.  Period attire is required.  Borrowed garments from our own collection are available on a first come, first serve basis.  Shifts will be... read more
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Thinking about Growing Hops? Consider this Field Day
As the craft brew market continues to grow in Ohio, this could be prime time to tour a field of hops and learn what it takes to start one. This July 20 Hops Field Day will offer attendees guidelines on hops production, including how to market the crop to breweries, control pests, irrigate and fertilize the soil. Ohio has over 300 craft breweries open... read more
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Animal Tour at Shawnee Prairie Nature Center
Have you met our resident animal ambassadors?  We even have two baby turtles!  Learn why these animals live at the Nature Center and what it takes to care for them on a daily basis.  Find out why each and every animal is an important part of the ecosystem and how you can help to keep them safe.  Bring a friend and prepare to have an up-close... read more
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Celebration Animation
Applications are now being accepted for The 2017 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 21, 2017 with the boys starting at 5:30 and the girls starting at 6:30.  This year’s theme is “Celebration Animation,” a themed and judged event.  Make your favorite animated... read more
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Library Film Series Features Rocky
Rocky is a 1976 American sports drama film directed by John G. Avildsen and both written by and starring Sylvester Stallone. It tells the rags to riches American Dream story of Rocky Balboa, an uneducated but kind-hearted working class Italian-American boxer working as a debt collector for a loan shark in the slums of Philadelphia. Rocky starts out as... read more
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Darke Soil & Water Conservation District… Darke County Pond Clinic
The Darke Soil & Water Conservation District is coordinating a Tri- County recreational pond clinic. This will be hosted by Overholser Farms near Bradford .The event is scheduled for August 1st at 6:00 pm. Fish stocking, pond management, and weed control will be the main discussion points, but other topics can be addressed. This is an RSVP event, so... read more
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Library's “Family Fun Day”
The Greenville Public Library's next “Family Fun Day” is Wednesday July 12 at 11:00 a.m. on the Library lawn featuring mime Reed Steele.  Reed has been practicing his craft for more than 35 years and he has been a teaching artist with Arts for Learning for 30 of those years. Reed has a B.A. in Theatre and a B.S. in Physical Education Health, both of which... read more
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DCCA invites local students to audition for MCT’s Aladdin
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 Aladdin will be... read more
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United Way “Stuff the Bus” set for July 28
Greenville, OH (June 26, 2017): Time to “Stuff the Bus” with United Way Goal is to collect 12,000 school supplies for area children - The Darke County United Way is once again having its annual Stuff A Bus school supply drive to collect school supplies and distribute them to all Darke County school districts for students in need.  Items needed include: paper... read more
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Anderson to speak at Annie Oakley Golf Tournament
The 36th annual Annie Oakley Golf  Tournament will be held on July 24, 2017 at Turtle Creek.  This event donates all proceeds to Cancer Association of  Darke County. Golfers will unite to help local cancer patients and enjoy a day of golfing and a dinner banquet as well.  The speaker this year will be Nicole Anderson, a cancer survivor and friend... read more
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Ag Safety Day set for July 18
The Darke County Chapter of Farm Safety For Just Kids will be hosting their 13th annual Progressive Ag Safety Day on Tuesday, July 18 from 9:00-2:00, at the Darke County Fairgrounds in Greenville. To register youth 7 to 13 - please send completed application and consent forms along with $3/child to: (checks made out to Darke County Farm Safety for... read more
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Live entertainment at the Annie Oakley Festival
The 2017 Annie Oakley Festival has a wonderful lineup of live entertainment for you to enjoy this year.  Country Harmony, Jeff Hittle, Spittin’ Image, and the Green de Villes will be your musical entertainment this year.  Gery L Deer and the  Ohio Western Arts Grand Showcase Performance hosted by "The Brothers & Co." Music & Variety Group... read more
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Dedication of Treasured Island planned for July 9
You may have noticed a brand new look in the Greenville City Park. Through the efforts of the non-profit group, Friends of the Greenville City Parks, the Treasured Island in the large pond has been restored.  Planning and fundraising efforts began last September.  The group held a 50/50 reverse raffle that raised close to $5000.  Donations large and... read more
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Live entertainment at the Annie Oakley Festival
The 2017 Annie Oakley Festival has a wonderful lineup of live entertainment for you to enjoy this year.  Country Harmony, Jeff Hittle, Spittin’ Image, and the Green de Villes will be your musical entertainment this year.  Gery L Deer and the  Ohio Western Arts Grand Showcase Performance hosted by "The Brothers & Co." Music & Variety Group will be at the... read more
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SonQuest Rainforest offered by First Presbyterian
Join us at SonQuest Rainforest!  First Presbyterian Church invites all children in 1st – 8th grade to join us for a one day VBS event. “At SonQuest Rainforest your kids will follow Jesus on a life-changing journey!  Children will have a great time singing songs, watching skits, creating crafts and playing games.  But most important, they... read more
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Food and fun at DCCA’s “Barbecue and Blues”
Darke County Center for the Arts will host “Barbecue and Blues,” a fun-filled fundraiser at Turtle Creek Golf Course on Friday, July 14. The Thirsty Turtle will have food and a full range of drinks available for purchase throughout the evening, with a special menu featuring BBQ pulled pork sandwiches, pulled chicken, cole slaw, baked beans, and kettle chips from... read more
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Empowering kicks off Summer Reading at Edison
GREENVILLE – Summer is off to a great start, as is the Summer Reading Program at Edison State Community College, Darke County Campus. The Empowering program would like to invite any Darke County student, particularly grades K-6, to stop in and “Read a Bit”… take a trip to another land, learn something you didn’t know, or just enjoy an... read more
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July First Friday: Take a Cruise down Memory Lane
Greenville, OH - For the second year, Main Street Greenville will be bringing back Memories on Main for July’s First Friday event. The focus is a 1950’s inspired theme, highlighting memories that once took place on Broadway, the main drag of downtown Greenville. Fire up the engine of your hot rod and take a cruise down memory lane on Friday... read more
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Blood Drives for July
‘Find your American Spirit’ by donating in July - DARKE COUNTY, Ohio – Community Blood Center is challenging donors to “Find Your American Spirit” by giving blood during July at an area blood drive near you. Everyone who registers to donate will receive the “Blood Donor – Find Your American Spirit” t-shirt.  Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment... read more
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Annie Oakley Festival to hold car show
Do you have an old, remodeled car dated from 1900 to present year? Do you like to see remodeled cars all shiny and new? Well we have a place for you to come see or even register your car in.  The Annie Oakley Festival of 2017 at York Woods. York Woods is located at 6129 Reed Road Ansonia Ohio 45308. We will be having the Car Show on Sunday July... read more
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Local Artists Wanted for First Friday Event
Artisan Stroll is the theme for Main Street Greenville's First Friday event held in August. The event has everything to do with handmade, homemade, and artisan crafts. The event will take place on Friday, August 4th from 5:30-10 pm in the downtown district. The committee is looking for artisans and crafters to display and sell their paintings... read more
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Family Fun Day at Library
The Greenville Public Library's next “Family Fun Day” is Wednesday July 5 at 11:00 a.m. on the Library lawn.  All-time favorite Jim Kleefeld will entertain with “The Build a Better World Magic Show!”  Fun for children and parents alike, this exciting show features stories and books mixed with magic, all about hammers and nails, bricks and mortar... read more
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Lincoln Funeral Train Marker to be Unveiled
A historical marker commemorating the passage of the Lincoln Funeral Train through Darke County will be installed in New Madison this Fourth of July. The marker will signify the passage of the body of President Abraham Lincoln through New Madison, who was assassinated on April 15th, 1865. The route of Lincoln’s funeral train cut a path through Darke... read more
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Raptor Run To Support Our Parks
Join Darke County Parks as we host our first ever 5K walk/run on August 5th at 8am!  If you have never participated in a 5K, this event would be a great place to start.  Our fun run encourages participants to dress up as owls, eagles, falcons, and hawks as they complete the course and journeys through the trails of Shawnee Prairie Preserve to take... read more
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18th Annual Farm Power of the Past set for July 6-9
It is almost time for the 18th Annual Greenville Farm Power of the Past Antique Tractor and Gas Engine Show at the Darke County Fairgrounds. This year’s show dates are Thursday, July 6th through Sunday, July 9th. Every year a different tractor manufacturer is featured, but this year the overall feature is Lesser Known Classic Tractors. Generally, these are tractors that were manufactured... read more
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Good Old Fashioned Campfire
Join us for a good old-fashioned campfire! Gather at Shawnee Prairie Preserve on Friday, July 7th at 8:30pm, where the campfire will be ready and the fun will begin.  Bring a camp chair and join a naturalist for an evening of sitting around the fire, eating s’mores, listening to stories, and singing campfire songs. Special guest Bill Light will be joining... read more
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Nature on the Tecumseh Trail
The Tecumseh Trail bike path, part of the Darke County Parks’ network of nature space, has plenty of unique habitats along its borders.  Join a naturalist on Thursday, July 6 at 6:30pm, for a walk along the trail exploring the nature along the way. We’ll visit the newest completed section of the trail and enjoy a peaceful walk along Bridge Creek. This... read more
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July Concert on the Lawn
The Greenville Public Library's second free Concert on the Lawn will feature Shades of Grey from Troy Ohio.  Join us Friday July 7th on the front lawn of the Library from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.  Everyone is invited to stop by and enjoy the music!  Bring a blanket, lawnchair, and your lunch - or just take a moment’s break.  Rain location is First... read more
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Your Pet can be a star
Greenville - The Darke County Friends of the Shelter will be making 2018 calendars. Enter your Pet's picture for a chance to become a Star in the group's 2018 calendar. The monthly pictures will be made up of local pets. Bring a photo or digital picture to the Darke County Animal Shelter, located just beyond the Sheriff's Department. All pictures... read more
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Paddle by the light of the Full Moon
The Full Strawberry Moon takes place on July 8th and Darke County Parks hopes to float the creek by its light!  We’ll meet at the starting location (to be determined) at 8 pm to get started on the water before dark, and then continue our float as darkness falls.  We’ll complete our float under the light of the full moon, enjoying a unique paddling experience... read more
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Lunch & Learn at Library
The Greenville Public Library's monthly Lunch & Learn is Wednesday July 5 at 12:30 p.m. The topic is “The Importance of Rest and Recovery” presented by Jordan Francis, Wellness Director at Wayne Healthcare.  Lunch and Learn is coordinated by Warren Richards as part of the Library's Wellness Program.  Jordan explains "If you exercise regularly... read more
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Dr. Harry G. Thomas Medical Scholarship announced
The Darke County Historical Society is pleased to announce that funds will be available from the Harry G. Thomas Medical Scholarship Program for the 2017-2018 academic year. The H.G. Thomas Medical Scholarship program, administered by the Darke County Historical Society, was established and funded in 1971 by Lowell Thomas and his sister Pherbia... read more
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Library's Next “Family Fun Day”
Family Fun Day at the Greenville Public Library continues on Wednesday June 28 at 11:00 a.m. with “Tricky Max” whose interactive program is chock-full of hilarious comedy, acts of astonishment, fun-loving jokes and funny, lovable, over-sized puppets that keep the laughter rolling.  Tricky Max is aka Paul Adams who did the Dr. T. Rex, Mr. Molecule... read more
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Midmark to host July Open House for engineers
DAYTON, Ohio, June 19, 2017 — Midmark Corp. continues to expand its engineering team and will host its second recruiting open house this year on Wednesday, July 19, 2017, from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Midmark Education Center, located at 60 Vista Drive, Versailles, Ohio (East building). The dress code for the event is business casual. Midmark encourages... read more
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Annie Oakley Golf Tournament to be held July 24
The 36th annual Annie Oakley Golf Tournament is fast approaching.  It will be held July 24, 2017 at Turtle Creek Golf Course. 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... read more
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Tickets on sale for DCCA BBQ & BLUES
Summer Fundraising Event - July 14th at Turtle Creek - Tickets are now for sale for Darke County Center for the Arts annual summer fundraising event “Barbeque and Blues”. The Friday, July 14th event will again be held at the lovely and inviting grounds of Turtle Creek Golf Course; tickets cost $10. Thirsty Turtle will provide a Picnic BBQ menu from 6:00 until... read more
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Friends of the Greenville City Parks to dedicate “Treasured Island”
The Friends of the Greenville City Parks will be dedicating the island in the Greenville City Park on Sunday, July 9th at 5:00pm. The "Treasured Island" project has been completed. It is a beautiful sight again at the entrance in to the park. Please come and join in the celebration. Bring your lawn chair for the event. The dedication will be held at the backside... read more
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Rain Barrel Workshop at Shawnee Prairie on June 20th
The Darke Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) and Darke County Park District will be hosting a Rain Barrel Workshop on Tuesday, June 20th at 6:30pm at Shawnee Prairie Preserve (4267 State Route 502 West).  A rain barrel is a rain water collection system that stores rooftop runoff to be used later for activities such as lawn and garden watering, car... read more
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North Star to celebrate 75th Anniversary
The Village of North Star will be celebrating its 75th Anniversary (from date of incorporation) on July 4, 2017 during the annual American Legion Bean Bake.  There will be a short ceremony at 12:30 at the North Star Community Park Shelter House. Ham and Bean Soup, Chili, hot dogs, sandwiches, soda and beer will be available for purchase from the... read more
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Library Class in Non-Traditional Publishing
Come and explore the non-traditional avenues of publishing with a writer who has traveled the path!  J. E. Irvin, award-winning author of The Dark End of the Rainbow, will offer inspiration and reassurance by sharing her struggles and experiences in seeking publication on Thursday June 29th at 6:00 p.m. at the Greenville Public Library.  This is a free class but seating is... read more
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Hemmelgarn at “Family Fun Day”
The Greenville Public Library is thrilled to bring back crowd-favorite Mike Hemmelgarn to “Family Fun Day” Wednesday June 21 at 11:00 a.m.  Mike always has a new and exciting performance featuring a custom blend of ventriloquist characters and a wild variety of comedy juggling with a splash of magic.  Mike's unique brand of entertainment is loved... read more
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Daffy Ducks Will Be Flocking To The River Soon
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby and Darke County will be launching ducks down the river very soon!  The 11th Annual Duck Derby and Duck-N-Run 5K are scheduled for Thursday, June 22nd, at Tawawa Park in Sidney.  Duck adoptions and 5K registrations are still available, but time is running out.  The Duck Derby and 5K are a fun and exciting way to... read more
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Darke County Parks… The Art of Nature Journaling
Do you want a deeper appreciation of the world around you? Maybe just record what you see on your hike? How about practice your sketching or watercolor skills on an outdoor subject? Join Darke County Parks along with the Greenville Art Guild for a workshop on the art of nature journaling to be held on Saturday June 24 at 9am. We’ll meet at Shawnee... read more
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Family Fest to be Hosted by EUM Church
Kick off your Fourth of July weekend at Family Fest on July 1, 2017 at the Darke County Fairgrounds. This FREE event begins at 4:00 pm. Family Fest will host a day of free events for the entire family such as games, music, bouncy houses, corn hole, dunk tank, volleyball, face painting, Star 88.9, door prizes and lots more! There will also be... read more
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World Blood Day is June 14
DAYTON, Ohio - Community Blood Center hopes the celebration of World Blood Donor Day Wednesday, June 14 with the global theme for 2017 of “What Can You Do? Give Blood, Give Now, Give Often” will inspire more people to join the ranks of volunteer blood donors. This year the World Blood Donor Day campaign is focusing on giving blood in times of crisis... read more
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Film Series Features Stagecoach
Join us at the Greenville Public Library on Thursday June 22nd at 7 p.m. for Stagecoach, a 1939 American Western film directed by John Ford starring Claire Trevor and John Wayne in his breakthrough role as Ringo Kid. The screenplay written by Dudley Nichols is an adaptation of "The Stage to Lordsburg" a 1937 short story by Ernest Haycox. The... read more
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Paint Party at Library
Enjoy a fun, guided art class with talented, friendly instructor Janelle Vargo at the Greenville Public Library on Saturday June 24th from 10:00 to noon.  No experience is necessary to create your own masterpiece!  This is a free class for adults 18 and older.  Supplies and refreshments are provided.  Since space is limited please register by calling 548-3915. Janelle has... read more
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“Family Fun Day” at Library
The Greenville Public Library presents its first “Family Fun Day” event on Wednesday June 14th at 11:00 a.m.  Meet on the lawn under the shade trees and bring a blanket or lawn chair – ready to welcome back our favorite juggler Tom Sparough “The Space Painter.”  Tom's shows are  breathtakingly fun and always include tons of laughter, audience... read more
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Greenville Municipal Concert Band Announces Its Summer Season
Music will continue in the Greenville City Park this summer with presentations from the Greenville Municipal Concert Band.  The old band shell has been removed and construction on the new shell is set to begin very soon.  Since the construction of the Marling Band Shell in 1934, the Greenville City Park has enjoyed great entertainment provided by the... read more
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Leadership Development Sessions Offered at Edison State
The Center for Leadership Development at Edison State Community College is now offering a series of summer training opportunities intended to develop employees in their current position as well as prepare them for leadership. A series of individual, daylong sessions will focus on various topics dedicated to strengthening organizations... read more
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Family Outdoor Nature Discovery program at Shawnee Prairie
It’s no secret that we all have way too much screen time. According to Scott D. Sampson, author of How to Raise a Wild Child, “The average North American child now spends about seven hours a day staring at screens and mere minutes engaged in unstructured play outdoors, a dramatic transformation within the past generation. Yet recent research indicates that experiences in nature... read more
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Craft People Needed for Annie Oakley Festival
Help Wanted: Do you know a craft that dates back to Annie Oakley’s time, between 1860 and 1926.  The 2017 Annie Oakley festival will be its 54th anniversary.  We need artisans who work with glass, tin, iron, wood, leather, stoneware, needle crafts, soap, weaving or other such crafts of that time period, etc.  What a great way to showcase and sell your craft at the same time.  All it takes... read more
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Register for Darke County Parks Summer Camps today!
The Darke County Park District offers several camps throughout the summer for ages 6-15 and time is running out to register!  The camps for 6-7 year olds include: “Things With Wings,” a flight themed camp, will run June 19th through 23rd from 10am to 12pm with a $65 fee. “Rocks,” a geology camp, will run June 26th through 30th from 10am to 12pm... read more
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Friendship Community Church Celebrates 175 Years
Located 5 miles southwest of New Madison on Eaton Ft. Nesbit Road, this small church was built in 1842 on land which had been purchased for 25 cents from Mr. and Mrs. George Miller. Several denominations met at the church at different times of the day. The building went through different times of not being used, but each time was eventually repaired and... read more
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Camping Class at Library
The Greenville Public Library's Teen Department is offering a class on primitive camping on Saturday June 17th from 1:00 to 3:00.  The program is open to students ages 11 to 18 but parents are welcome to attend with their kids.  Local outdoors enthusiast Aaron Olson will be going over some of the basics of primitive camping: how to choose a campsite, start a fire... read more
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Entries being taken for the Annie Oakley Parade
The Annie Oakley Parade will take place on Saturday, July 29th, in downtown Greenville Ohio.  We are planning on over 100 entries this year, with many of your all time favorites.  If you are a business in the Darke County Community, we would love to have you join us in the lineup.  Schools, bands, 4H groups, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, church groups... read more
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Annie Oakley Golf Tournament Garden of Memories
Preparations for the 36th Annual Annie Oakley Golf Tournament are underway!  Last year 100 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, Ed & Kay Curry... read more
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Versailles Celebrates an Eggstravaganza
Versailles will celebrate the 66th annual festival June 9th-11th with a theme of a “Poultry Days Eggstravaganza” which recognizes the celebration and enjoyment everyone has visiting the festival.  The board led by Chairmen Kevin Kissinger has been working for a year to deliver another quality festival. Last year Versailles finally crushed the... read more
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2017 Education Canoe Float on the Stillwater River
GREENVILLE – Come out and enjoy a day on the Stillwater River on June 9, 2017.  The Darke and Miami Soil and Water Conservation Districts, City of Greenville, along with the Stillwater Watershed Project and the Park Districts of Darke and Miami Counties, are teaming up to provide an educational and fun trip covering a little over three miles of... read more
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Anthony Wayne Peace Council House Open
Want to learn more about the Treaty of Greeneville, about the customs of the Native Americans here 200 years ago, or about the history of a council house? Join a local historian on June 17th from 1-3pm at the Anthony Wayne Peace Council House located at Prairie Ridge Meadow Park across from the Garst Museum to find out about these interests... read more
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The Poultry Days Social Tent Rocks!
The Poultry Days’ Social Tent will offer largest live music event in Darke County again for 2017 with an incredible lineup of musicians.  Nine live musical acts offer sounds ranging from familiar festival tunes, to alternative rock, to popular country.  With a Social Tent that can hold 2,000 people you can choose to be up front by the music or at a quiet table in our bar area.  If you want to be in the sunshine... read more
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Downtown Greenville Farmers’ Market Opening Day
GREENVILLE, Ohio-  The Downtown Greenville Farmers’ Market will return on Saturday, June 3rd in front of the Darke County Courthouse on the corner of 4th and Broadway. The market will take place every Saturday until October 14th 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 great year... read more
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Register for Darke County Parks Summer Camps today!
The Darke County Park District offers several camps throughout the summer for ages 6-15 and time is running out to register!  The camps for 6-7 year olds include: “Things With Wings,” a flight themed camp, will run June 19th through 23rd from 10am to 12pm with a $65 fee. “Rocks,” a geology camp, will run June 26th through 30th from 10am to 12pm... read more
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Jordan Agency to sponsor June First Friday
Main Street Greenville’s June First Friday event will be sponsored through the generosity of the Jordan Agency and will have a dozen musicians performing at different locations throughout the downtown district! The event is scheduled for Friday, June 2nd from 6-9 pm. “The performances will be taking place both indoors and outdoors. This will allow... read more
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Community Blood Center ‘Scouting for Donors’ summer campaign
DAYTON & DARKE COUNTY Ohio – Many area sponsor groups will host blood drives in June and be part of the Community Blood Center “Scouting for Donors Summer Blood Drive” campaign. Everyone who registers to donate will receive the “Giving Blood, Saving Lives, That’s How I Roll! Donate Blood” t-shirt. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment... read more
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Dr. Paul Jones to speak at Living with Cancer Support Group
Public is invited. Free admission. Thursday, June 1 at 7 pm at Wayne HealthCare. (Located in the Board Room down past the lab to the left.) Paul Jones is a native of Ohio and a graduate of The Ohio State University School of Veterinary Medicine. He attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio for 3 years prior to acceptance into the Veterinary... read more
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Lunch & Learn at Library
The Greenville Public Library's monthly Lunch & Learn is Wednesday June 7 at 12:30 p.m.
The topic is “ReFresh Sessions” presented by Jordan Francis, Wellness Director at Wayne Healthcare.  Lunch and Learn is coordinated by Warren Richards as part of the Library's Wellness Program. Jordan explains "Rejuvenate your mind and... read more
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The Domino Effect: Making A Difference In Darke County, By Jamie Wombolt
On May 30th at 5:30 pm, Greenville Dominos Manager Ashley VanHoose, will hold her first meeting concerning her new outreach program, "The Domino Effect." Like most, Ashley watches the news and reads the papers and feels that it's obvious that we are in the middle of a war against drugs, but more importantly, she fears we are losing... read more
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Craft Beer Class at Library
As temperatures soar in the summer, even die-hard craft beer drinkers start rethinking their heavy imperial stouts and other high alcohol brews and reaching for lighter beers.  Beers that are low in alcohol and more suited to sweltering summer days don't have to be low in flavor though. You can drink light, refreshing beer without sacrificing quality and... read more
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Concert on Library Lawn
This summer the Greenville Public Library will be offering free concerts on the front lawn featuring some of the best talent in the area.  Each concert will coincide with Mainstreet’s “First Friday” starting with June 2nd from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.  Everyone is invited to stop by and enjoy the music!  Bring a blanket, lawnchair, and your lunch - or just take a moment’s... read more
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Empowering to hold fundraising garage sale
Empowering Darke County Youth will be holding a garage sale this weekend. If any one is willing to donate gently used items we would appreciate it, as all proceeds will go to Empowering Darke County Youth. This program is a Not-for-profit Community Service Organization. It provides tutoring and mentoring to at-risk Darke County Youth. According to ODE (2015), nearly 1 in 10 Darke County... read more
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Darke County Parks Summer Camps
For over a decade, Darke County Parks summer camps have been an annual tradition for families. In the parks’ continued commitment to get kids outside to learn, appreciate, and enjoy nature, they offer two styles of camps, day camps and mini camps. The classic day camps are similar to the format the parks has done for the last ten years featuring crafts, take home items, lots of nature, and fun... 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, 2017 Rubber Duck Race.  This event will be held on Thursday, June 22nd.  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 elventh annual Duck N’ Run/Walk... read more
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Republican Men’s Club to Host Congressman Warren Davidson
Meeting is May 20, Armed Forces Day - The Darke County GOP Men's Club will be meeting on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 8:00am at the Brethren Retirement Center Cafeteria, 750 Chestnut Street, Greenville. We are pleased to announce that Congressman Warren Davidson will be the guest speaker. Breakfast begins around 7:30am at cost of $6.00 or you may come... read more
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VHCC to Host Bingo Night
Versailles Health Care Center, a skilled nursing and rehabilitation center, is hosting a FREE Bingo Night on Tuesday May 23, 2017 from 7-8 pm. Bingo winners will receive  nonperishable food items and small household items! All in attendance will be entered to win a $100.00 Kroger gift card! This is a free event and open to the public. Popcorn and drinks... read more
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Family Yoga on the Lawn
The whole family is invited to “Yoga on the Lawn” at the Greenville Public Library!  On Wednesdays May 24th, June 21st, July 12th, and August 9th yoga teacher Erica Menke will lead a free hour long class from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.  The class will be suitable for all age groups, from beginners to more advanced.  Bring your own blanket or yoga mat and... read more
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Choir-O-Rama 2017 “Better When I’m Dancing”
GREENVILLE, OH - Tickets for the 2017 Greenville High School Choir-O-Rama “Better When I’m Dancing!” are now on sale. This GHS Tradition will be held on Saturday, May 20 at 7pm and Sunday, May 21 at 2pm at St. Clair Memorial Hall, 215 W. Fourth St., Greenville. Reserve and general admission seats are available again this year. Tickets... read more
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DCP Presents “Plant Name Lore”
Ever wonder how a plant got its name or why historical tradition views it in a particular light? The Mayapple is pretty easy, but others aren’t so simple. On May 20th at 2pm join a Darke County Parks naturalist to learn more about these interesting aliases. During this illuminating afternoon, participants will discuss why some plants were stuck with their... read more
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Library Features Film Brazil
Brazil is a 1985 dystopian science fiction film directed by Terry Gilliam and written by Gilliam, Charles McKeown, and Tom Stoppard. The film stars Jonathan Pryce and features Robert De Niro, Kim Greist, Michael Palin, Katherine Helmond, Bob Hoskins and Ian Holm.  It centers on Sam Lowry, a man trying to find a woman who appears in... read more
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Main Street Greenville program to plant flowers
Volunteers will plant more than 70 locations throughout the downtown district during Main Street Greenville’s Planting Day! 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... read more
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Poultry Days 2017… Worch Library Poultry Days Talent Show
Worch Memorial Public Library is thrilled to announce it is hosting a Poultry Days Talent Show, Worch Talent Show Extravaganza, to showcase the various community talents. Prizes will be awarded in a variety of categories. At the Worch Talent Show Eggstravaganza on Sunday, June 11 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., participants will be able to show off their talents during the Poultry Days’ festivities... read more
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Railroad Heritage Festival scheduled for June 3
The Bradford Ohio Railroad Museum will be hosting its annual Bradford¬ Railroad Heritage Festival on June 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Festivities include Carillon Children’s Train Rides, Children Games, Boxcar Building and more. Admission is $3, ages 4-12; $5, ages 13 and above, and $15 family. Children 3 and under are free. The Bradford Ohio Railroad Museum is located at 200 N. Miami Ave., Bradford... read more
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Applications now accepted for 2017 Miss Chick Pageant
Versailles Poultry Days, Inc. is pleased to announce we are now accepting applications for the 2017 Miss Chick Pageant. The contest, sponsored by the Versailles Savings and Loan and Versailles Poultry Days, Inc., will take place June 9 & 10, 2017 beginning with personal interviews at noon on Friday the 9th and the onstage interview beginning at 2 PM... read more
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Get “5K Fit” with DCP
Have you always wanted to try a 5K but never got around to it? Are you tired of those holiday pounds sticking around? Do you just need some motivation to get healthy? Darke County Parks is hosting a fitness program called 5K Fit every Thursday @ 5:30pm from now through May 18th. Join them throughout the spring to get healthy. They’ll have... read more
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Poultry Days Parades
Registration is open for Versailles Poultry Days’ Grand Parade and the Antique Car Parade.  To register for two of the largest parades in the area, go to Activities at Versaillespoultrydays.com.  We expect over 125 units again this year for the Grand Parade which will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, June 10th.  Awards are given for Junior Civic... read more
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Edison State Holds 42nd Annual Commencement Ceremony
First Graduate to Deliver Keynote Address - Edison State Community College will hold its 42nd annual spring commencement ceremony on Friday, May 12, 2017, at 7 p.m. in the North Hall on the Piqua Campus. Nearly 400 students will be earning a total of 440 degrees or certificates in business, computer information technology, engineering... read more
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Early Morning Discovery Hikes At Darke County Parks
The Darke County Park District invites the public to join them every Tuesday morning at 8am at Shawnee Prairie Preserve at 4267 St. Rt. 502 west of Greenville for their Early Morning Discovery Hikes. These hikes allow adults a chance to watch the seasons change and to discover the many life forms in their own backyard. The slowly warming... read more
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American Pickers to Film in Ohio
Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their team are excited to return to Ohio! They plan to film episodes of the hit series AMERICAN PICKERS throughout the region in June 2017! AMERICAN PICKERS is a documentary series that explores the fascinating world of antique ‘picking’ on History. The hit show follows Mike and Frank, two of the most skilled pickers... read more
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Recycle your out of date electronics for free
The Darke County Solid Waste Management District and 1 Shot Services, Bradford, Ohio, are joining forces to sponsor a “FREE” Electronics Recycling Day on May 25, 2017, 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... read more
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May 7- Spring Gourd Show
The West Central Ohio Gourd Patch is excited to announce their  2nd annual Spring Gourd Show.  It will be held on Saturday, May 13th  from 10am to 5pm  at the Darke County Shawnee Prairie Preserve in Greenville, in conjunction with their Spring Native Plant sale.  The events are free and open to the public. During the show, handcrafted gourds... read more
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Cancer Association to hold annual Monte Carlo Fundraiser
Cancer Association of Darke County will be holding a Monte Carlo Fundraiser on Friday, May 12, 2017, 6:00 pm-9:30 pm at the VFW on Ohio Street, Greenville, Ohio. The cost is $10 at the door and includes food, games and door prize for everyone. Come and go as you please. Dress casual. Proceeds go to help local cancer... read more
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Darke County Parks… Volunteer in the Log House
We need your help to bring history to life! Once again this summer and early fall we will have the Log House open to the public and we would love to have your assistance making the afternoons a success.   Below you will find a list of the Saturdays that the Log House will be scheduled to be open from 1:00PM until 4:00PM starting MAY 20TH! While volunteering with the Log House... read more
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Shawnee Prairie Log House and Blacksmith Shop Open
Ever wonder what life was like for the early European settlers on the Ohio frontier? Imagine living in a log house every day or working in a blacksmith shop to earn your living. Starting on May 20th and on Saturdays throughout the summer from 1pm to 4pm at Shawnee Prairie Preserve west of Greenville on State Route 502 come visit the... read more
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DCCA presents the Blues at The Bistro Off Broadway
Darke County Center for the Arts will present “Blues From the Heart of Rock and Roll City” as the final show of their 2016-2017 Coffeehouse Series season on Thursday, May 11 at the Bistro Off Broadway in Greenville. According to DCCA Artistic Director Keith Rawlins, longtime friends and Cleveland residents Kristine Jackson and Austin... read more
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2017 Cardinal Center Arts Week Registration
Sponsored by the Friends of the Cardinal Center and the Village of Gettysburg, the event takes place August 8-12 • 10AM-3PM. Arts Week 2017 ONLINE Registration deadline is June 16 (or as classes fill). Students will explore the theme memory in a variety of art media at this year’s arts camp. Classes will be held at the Cardinal Center (Old... read more
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Jupiter Skygazing at Shawnee Prairie
Under the light of a near full moon on Saturday, May 6th at 8:30pm, join Darke County Parks as they welcome back the Stillwater Stargazers to Shawnee Prairie Preserve. Jupiter and four of its moons will be high for optimal viewing through the provided telescopes. Participants will spend some time discussing the coming total solar eclipse to occur... read more
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Lunch & Learn at Library
The Greenville Public Library's monthly Lunch & Learn is Wednesday May 3rd at 12:30 p.m.
The topic is “Building Healthy Habits” presented by Jordan Francis, Wellness Director at Wayne Healthcare.  Lunch and Learn is coordinated by Warren Richards as part of the Library's Wellness Program. Jordan notes "Solidifying positive habits is vital to... read more
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Explore Historic Upper Floors During First Friday in May
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 5th to see and discover these hidden locations! This self-guided 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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WILD 5-0 at Darke County Parks
With age come wisdom, and with wisdom comes special opportunities. The Darke County Park District invites everyone young at heart and wise with age to join them on Friday, May 5th at 1pm for this new series of programs geared toward the “50 and over” crowd at Shawnee Prairie Preserve. Spring wildflowers, migrating birds, and fresh leaves... read more
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First Congregational Christian Church to hold Game-a-Palooza event
First Congregational Christian Church, 115 West 5th Street, will be holding a Game-a-Palooza on Friday, May 5 from 6:00-8:00 pm. The event is free and open to the community. Various Minute To Win It games will be set up around the church for children and families to participate in. Tickets will be awarded at each game and can be cashed in for an assortment of... read more
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Motorcycle Shop to hold Cancer Assn Fundraiser
Borderline and Baker’s Motorcycle Shop to hold their fifth year fundraiser for the Cancer Association of Darke County on May 20. The event will be held at Borderline, which is located at 6140 Hillgrove-Southern Road, Union City Ohio. There will be a Poker Run, $5 BBQ Chicken Dinners, Benefit Auction and a 50/50 drawing and 7 live bands. A HOG RAFFLE... read more
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Darke County Baseball History Featured in Garst Museum
Who pitched an entire 26-inning ballgame? Who played for the Cincinnati Reds and is part of the Greenville High School Hall of Fame? Who just entered his 17th season with the Royals organization? Who is in the National Senior Softball hall of Fame? Who was a legal “spitballer?” Check out the latest exhibit at Garst Museum to find out! Otto “Jelly” Burns... read more
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Area Blood Drives in May… CBC supports May Military Appreciation Month
DAYTON, Ohio – Area blood sponsors will show support for May Military Appreciation Month by hosting community blood drives. Everyone who registers to donate will receive the Community Blood Center “Military Appreciation Month Blood Donor” t-shirt. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call... read more
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Main Street Greenville… Local Artists Wanted for First Friday Event
Artisan Stroll is the theme for Main Street Greenville's First Friday event held in August. The event has everything to do with handmade, homemade, and artisan crafts. The event will take place on Friday, August 4th from 6-9 pm in the downtown district. The committee is looking for artisans and crafters to display and sell their paintings, photography, handmade jewelry, dolls, children’s apparel... read more
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Greenville High School Wavaires Present Third Annual Community Cantata
GREENVILLE (April 24, 2017) - The Greenville High School Wavaires are pleased to present their church cantata to the entire community at 6:00 pm on Sunday, April 30 at St. Clair Memorial Hall. This year's presentation is titled “Blessed Be Your Name” and features modern worship songs from well-known worship band, Jesus Culture... read more
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Versailles Towne & Country Players… Updated Audition Times for Annie
Versailles Towne & Country Players is proud to announce their upcoming production of Annie! Robin Brown will be the director and Ken DeMange the assistant director. Performance dates are July 13, 14, 15 and 16 at the Versailles Performance Arts Center. Auditions for this large cast will be held in search of talented performers of many... read more
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Down to Earth Book Club
The Darke County Park District would like to remind everyone of the Down to Earth Book Club’s spring selection. For their sixth season, they will read The Moon by Whale Light: And Other Adventures Among Bats’ Penguins, Crocodilians, and Whales by Diane Ackerman. In a rare blend of scientific fact and poetic truth, the acclaimed author of A... read more
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Darke County Parks Summer Camps
For over a decade, Darke County Parks summer camps have been an annual tradition for families. In the parks continued commitment to get kids outside to learn, appreciate, and enjoy nature, they offer two styles of camps, day camps and mini camps. The classic day camps are similar to the format the parks has done for the last ten years featuring... read more
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5K Run/Walk for Scentral Park
GREENVILLE - The Darke County Friends of the Shelter are sponsoring their annual 5KRun/Walk for Scentral Park dog park on Saturday, April 22nd, beginning at 9a.m. at the Darke County Fairgrounds. This race encourages you to bring your dog as a participant along with you. If you don’t have a dog you can still enter. Medals will be awarded... read more
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Edison State Hosts Annual Leadership Conference
The Center for Leadership Development at Edison State Community College is hosting the 14th annual Mosaic of Community Leadership Conference on Wednesday, May 24, from 8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the Piqua Campus. The annual conference brings together executive directors, board members, staff, and volunteers to explore in-depth topics... read more
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Darke County Parks… First Class Military Presentations at Civil War Heritage Weekend
When the Ohio Valley Civil War Association visits Shawnee Prairie Preserve April 29th and 30th, they will bring some of the best military living history presentations in the country. Daily demonstrations at 11am, 1pm, and 3pm will include the 35th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Co. G, 66th Illinois Co. G also known as Birge's Western Sharpshooters, and 1st Ohio Light Artillery Bat. C... read more
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Every Woman Has a Story Series
The Friends of Darke County Parks is excited to announce the first event of their exciting new series “Every Woman Has a Story.” Join them on Saturday, May 20th from 10am to 1pm in the Darke County Parks’ log house for a special ladies’ brunch to celebrate women and their stories. The first session will highlight local glassware collector, Ms. Mitzi Johnson. She will discuss... read more
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