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Free Showing of “War Room” Movie
EUM Church will be having a free movie night on Sunday, May 22 at 6:30 pm at the Worship Center, 1451 Sater Street in Greenville, Ohio. From the creators of Fireproof and Courageous comes War Room, a compelling drama with humor and heart that explores the power that prayer has in every area of life. In Matthew 6:6 Jesus says, “But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father... read more
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Darke County Parks… Frog Bog Jog with DCP
Bring those boots! On May 5th at 6:30pm meet a naturalist at Shawnee Prairie Preserve, just west of Greenville on State Route 502, to venture out in the park’s van to local frog hotspots. The chorus of spring peepers, western chorus frogs, and American toads can be deafening. As the group meanders the countryside, they’ll stop and identify what they hear. Several opportunities... read more
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DCCA’S Toledo Symphony Orchestra to perform Rodgers and Hammerstein
Darke County Center for the Arts will close their current Artists Series season on Saturday, May 14, with a performance by Toledo Symphony Orchestra at Henry St. Clair Memorial Hall in Greenville. Guest vocalists will also appear, singing music from the golden age of classic Broadway musicals by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II... read more
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Friends of the Shelter… Garage Sale on May 6 & 7
The Darke County Friends of the Shelter will sponsor a Garage Sale on Thursday, May 5th   (9:00am – 5:00pm), Friday, May 6th  (9:00am – 5:00pm), and Saturday, May 7th  (9:00am to noon) at 6026 Arcanum-Bearsmill Road Greenville (1 mile South of the Mill, look for Freddie and the Animal Shelter banner). Some of the items are... read more
Darke County March for Babies
Supporters of the March of Dimes; March for Babies Chair – Kristina Knapp,Marketing Director, Dave Knapp Ford Lincoln; our Ambassador Family, Michelle, Jeramie and their son Gabriel (Gabe); Family and Corporate teams; Sponsors; Volunteers and local March of Dimes leadership… All will kick off the 2016 Darke County March for Babies at 9 a.m. on April 30. March for Babies is the solution to the problem of premature... read more
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GCSD Woodland Primary… Kindergarten Registration Day added on May 4
Greenville City Schools will be holding an additional kindergarten registration on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 from8:00 A.M.  - 4:00 P.M. at Memorial Hall.  Memorial Hall is located at 215 W. Fourth Street between the Library and the Jr. High School. Children must be five years of age on or before August 1, 2016.  Please bring official birth certificate... read more
Ag. Breakfast Meeting
Ag. Breakfast Meeting, Thursday, May 5, 7:30am, Brethren Retirement Center's Cafeteria, Greenville (Enter through the Brethren Retirement Center's main doors, under the awning, and follow the signs to the cafeteria.) For your calendar: the following month’s meeting will be June 2, 2016. Sam Custer, Extension Educator, Agriculture & Natural Resources
“Art at the Mill” exhibit celebrates local people
Works of art by Dayton native John Landsiedel will be “On and Off the Wall” at historic Bear's Mill's Clark Gallery from May 13 through June 26. Landsiedel calls himself a “chameleon artist” whose work changes to fit his mood as well as his exhibit site; this show featuring both two- and three-dimensional pieces featuring a local Darke County emphasis will open with an informal reception on Friday, May 13. Sweet and savory finger food... read more
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Captivating Civilian Impressions at Civil War Encampment
The Ohio Valley Civil War Association not only brings top notch military presentations, but also incorporates the fascinating civilian side as well. Visit them on Saturday April 30th and Sunday May 1st at Shawnee Prairie Preserve on State Route 502 west of Greenville and step back in time. While many able bodied young men enlisted to fight on both sides of the War Between the States... read more
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Edison State Community College… Edison Hosts Annual Leadership Conference
Edison State Community College’s 13th annual Mosaic of Community Leadership conference will feature speaker Jerold Panas on Wednesday, May 18, from 8:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m. in the Robinson Theater of the Piqua campus. The annual conference brings together executive directors, board members, staff, and volunteers to explore in–depth topics related to not-for-profit management. The one–day... read more
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Main Street Greenville… 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 6th to see and discover these hidden locations! This amazing tour will take place from 6-9 pm and will include 4 upper floor locations and... read more
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Naturally Fit Series with DCP
Darke County Parks is beginning a new series of fitness programs called Naturally Fit occurring the fourth Monday of every month. Everyone wants to lead healthier lives and spend more time outdoors. However, workout machines aren’t always environmentally friendly, and gyms aren’t very exciting. Besides, sometimes life just gets in... read more
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Versailles Poultry Days… 32nd Annual Little Miss Poultry Days Contest
The Little Miss Poultry Days Contest will be held on Friday, June 10th at 6:30 PM, in the old High School Gymnasium. Participant requirements are as follows: Eligibility: Between the ages of 4-6 as of the 10th of June 2016.  Contestants on Court in the previous year’s contest will not be eligible to participate. Entry: Entries selected on a first... read more
Canner Gauge Testing Time, Diane Barga, OSU Extension, Darke County
Planning to do some canning this year to take advantage of your garden produce?  That means it's time to get your home canning equipment in working order.  OSU Extension, Darke County, will check dial type pressure canner gauges beginning on May 2, 2016, and continue through September 30, 2016. There is a $5.00 charge for each gauge tested.  You will need to bring your dial gauge into our office and we will test... read more
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Darke County Parks… Volunteers needed for Friday, April 29
We are in need of volunteers to "shepherd" groups through the Civil War Encampment on Friday, April 29. 2 volunteers are needed from 8:45am - 11:00am and1 volunteer is needed from 11:45am - 2:00pm. Contact Kathi at kmcqueen@darkecountyparks.org or 937-548-0165 to sign up or with questions! The Ohio Valley Civil War... read more
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Area IV Envirothon in Darke County on April 26, 2016
GREENVILLE – The 2016 Area IV Envirothon competition is being co-hosted by Darke Soil and Water Conservation District and Miami Soil and Water Conservation District. The event is scheduled to take place on April 26, 2016 at Chenoweth Trails in Western Darke County.  Approximately 95 high school teams will be competing from 18 counties... read more
Free VHCC joint replacement class
Versailles Health Care Center would like to invite anyone considering joint replacement surgery to a FREE Total Joint Replacement Class.  The class will take place on Monday, April 25, 2016 at 6 pm in The Rehab Clinic at Versailles Health Care Center. Dr. Chad Weber, Orthopedic Surgeon and Rehab Medical Director, along with Versailles Health Care Center Therapists, will provide information about the joint replacement journey. Information... read more
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2016 is the 53rd Anniversary of the Annie Oakley Festival
Calling all past Miss Annie Oakley shooting contest winners and all of those who have participated in the shooting competition throughout the years.  The festival committee would like to have a fantastic year and see the many of the past Miss Annie Oakleys once again. They are welcome to participate in the festival all three days, even in their costume if possible. Past winners... read more
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Edison State Community College… Edison Celebrates National Autism Awareness Month
The Diversity Committee at Edison State Community College invites the community to attend two special presentations for National Autism Awareness Month. The events will feature guest speakers from the Miami Valley Autism Coaching Team and Jason’s Connection. The first presentation will be put on by the Miami Valley Autism Coaching Team (ACT), and includes... read more
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Hometown History: Gathering at Garst Will Feature Talented Student Artists Grades 4-8
The attached brochure contains all the pertinent information regarding theme, rules, and deadlines, but here's a summary: open to all students in Darke County - 4th thru 8th grade; create an original collage using the theme "Hometown History"; no larger than 12" x 16"; submit completed work to Garst Museum by July 15, 2016 pieces must include a title, name, age, grade... read more
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Versailles Poultry Days… Poultry Days parades registration is open
Registration is open for Versailles Poultry Days’ Grand Parade and the Antique Car and Tractor Parades.  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... read more
Join CAP for “Picnic in the Park”
National Community Action Month in May was created by the Community Action Partnership to reinforce Community Action Agencies' role helping low-income families achieve economic stability.  During National Community Action Month, Community Action Agencies truly make the Promise of Community Action—to help people and change lives—come alive by hosting events that help put a "face" on the families... read more
Edison State to Participate in Poetry Reading Event
This April marks the 20th anniversary of National Poetry Month and Edison State Community College will be celebrating by participating in the nation-wide poetry-reading event, “Poem in Your Pocket Day.” Edison State English Department Professors Dr. Vivian Blevins and William Loudermilk will both hold poetry-reading events. The community as well as Edison State students and staff members are invited to participate... read more
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Darke County Parks… First Class Military Presentations at Civil War Encampment
When the Ohio Valley Civil War Association visits Shawnee Prairie Preserve April 30th and May 1st, 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... read more
Cancer Association of Darke County… Annual Monte Carlo Fundraiser scheduled
Mark your calendars now for an evening of fun, food, games and door prizes! The Cancer Association of Darke County will hold their annual fundraiser “Monte Carlo Night” on FRIDAY evening, May 13 from 6-10:00 p.m.  It will be held at the VFW at 219 N. Ohio Street in Greenville. There will be lots of games, door prizes, food and raffles. You won’t want to miss this event!  The cost is only $10 and all proceeds will go to the local cancer association... read more
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Darke County Visitors Bureau… Take a "spirited" journey along the Darke County Whiskey, Wine, & Ale Trail! -- As warmer weather slowly moves into Ohio and winter breaks into spring & summer, there isn't a better time to experience the Darke County Whiskey, Wine, & Ale Trail! Six different locations featuring delicious wines, incredible craft beers, and historic whiskey.  Locations are The Winery at Versailles, Versailles; Kennedy Vineyard, New Madison; Moeller Brew Barn, Maria Stein... read more
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Darke County Parks’ Native Plant Sale
The Darke County Parks Native Plant sale is back! The plant sale will be Saturday, April 23, 2016 from 10am-3pm during Nature Day at Shawnee Prairie Preserve. Pollinator plants are the focus of the plants available this year. Offerings include milkweeds, aster, bergamot, blazing star, and much more! Please consider planting milkweed to help provide habitat for the fragile monarch population... read more
Coffee with the Commissioner
This Saturday, April 16th, Commissioner Stegall will have a “Coffee with the Commissioner” at the Back in Time Café, 1249 Sweitzer Street in Greenville. The coffee will take place from 8:00 a.m. until 10.00 a.m. Come on out, enjoy a cup of coffee, and discuss county issues. This is your chance to let your local officials know what you want in Darke County.  Remember, this Saturday, April 16th, at the Back in Time Café, located at 1249 Sweitzer St. in Greenville. Hope to see you there!
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Greenville Public Library… Days of Heaven at Film Series 
In April Greenville Public Library's “Third Floor Film Series” will be a screening Days of Heaven. This 1978 film by visionary director Terrence Malick is one of the most visually beautiful movies ever filmed and helped to usher in a new style of cinematic storytelling. Set in 1916, Days of Heaven follows the circumstances of three... read more
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DCCA… Second National Bank Sponsors The Texas Tenors
Darke county Center for the Arts recognizes Second National Bank as an Impresario sponsor of the 2015-2016 “VOICES” season. “Second National Bank’s sponsorship provides a variety of opportunities for all members of the community to learn and grow through participating in the arts,“ stated Andrea Jordan, DCCA Executive Director.  “DCCA... read more
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Full Grass Moon Hike with DCP
Join Darke County Parks for their spring hiking series as they explore the sensations of spring. On Thursday, April 21st at 8:30pm join a naturalist at Turkeyfoot Preserve on Bishop Rd. just off St. Rt. 121 south of Greenville to experience a spring evening under the stars. Who knows what the season’s weather will bring, so keep the conditions... read more
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DCCA’s Coffeehouse series closes with Acoustic Duo
Darke County Center for the Arts will close this season's Coffeehouse Series on Thursday, April 21, at Montage Cafe in downtown Greenville with a show featuring acoustic duo Alex Poteet and Noah Cope playing American roots music blended with rock and pop. According to DCCA Artistic Director Keith Rawlins, “Noah and Alex” had been involved... read more
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Run a race to make a difference
2016 New Path 5K/10K set to raise $10,000 for families in the Miami Valley -- April 7, 2016 (Tipp City, OH) – Lace up your sneakers and get ready to run a new path in the 14th Annual 2016 New Path 5K / 10K Walk/Run, Saturday, April 30, 9am. Both the 3.1-mile course and the 6.2-mile course are open to runners and walkers – young and old – in addition to their four-legged friends... read more
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Genealogical Society to present Appalachian history
Darke County Genealogical Society in cooperation with Ohio Humanities will present Appalachian History and Culture on Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at Garst Museum, 205 N. Broadway, Greenville, OH. The mother and daughter team of Peggy Calestro and Julie Calestro-McDonald will be the guest speakers for this event.  Peggy and Julie... read more
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Nature Day at Darke County Parks
What better time to celebrate nature than Earth Day weekend? On Saturday, April 23rd from 10am to 3pm spend the day exploring wildflowers, boxturtles, a Great Horned owl, and much more along the trails of Shawnee Prairie Preserve. Stations will be scattered in the prairie, woods, and outside the Nature Center encouraging everyone to... read more
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Ohio Department of Education… Application Period for Straight A Funds to Open
4/6/2016 - The application period for the Fiscal Year 2017 Straight A Fund grant will open April 22 through May 6. Ohio’s biennial education budget dedicated $15 million for FY17 to help Ohio schools launch creative new ideas for improving education. “We’re looking for innovative ideas that will transform Ohio’s education system,” said Dr... read more
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Senior Scribes Scholarship Fund… Biddlestones, Abneys and others support SSSF
Donations in preparation for the Seniors Scribes Scholarship Fund annual banquet and scholarship presentations were presented April 2 at Shawnee Prairie in Greenville. Darrell and Debbie Biddlestone, the first sponsors to support SSSF with an annual donation five years ago, presented their check to SSSF directors Kathleen DeLand... read more
April Art Gallery Show at Edison State
Titled “Untitled”: The Drawings of ART-130S-001SS - The Art Gallery at Edison State Community College will be displaying drawings from students in Associate Professor of Fine Arts Greg Clem’s drawing class through April 27. The Gallery is located at 1973 Edison Drive, Piqua, Ohio 45356. For more information, visit the Arts at Edison Facebook page or call 937.778.7915.
Darke County Republican Men’s Club
The next Men’s Republican  meeting will be April 16th  at Brethren Retirement Community cafeteria. Meeting at 8:oo, come early for breakfast.  Warren Davidson will be the guest speaker. Also after the meeting we will do some repair work on the float wagon.
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ODA launches 2016 “Ag is Cool!” creative expressions contest
School-Age Children (K-12) Can Enter to Win a Trip to the Ohio State Fair - REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio (April 6, 2016) –The Ohio Department of Agriculture today announced it will begin accepting entries for the 2016 “Agriculture is Cool!” Creative Expressions contest. Children enrolled in school or home schooled in Ohio during the 2015-2016 academic... read more
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Poultry Days Releases Theme Art
Poultry Days released Theme Art this week for their 65th annual Poultry Days.  The 2016 theme is “A Salute to the American Farmer” recognizing the hard working farmers and agricultural businesses that keep our poultry and agriculture tradition alive. In celebration of our 65th Anniversary, the Poultry Days Board of Directors extends an... read more
Edison State Community College… Edison hosts Free Comedic Performance
Edison State Community College brings Good Ole Boy Comedy to the Piqua campus on Friday, April 22 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. for a night of family fun. This side–splitting performance is open to the community and offered free of charge. Often compared to the comedic superstars from the Blue Collar Comedy Tour, the group’s act is a diverse blend of comedic styling from five hard-working, up-and-coming comedians. The Good Ole Boy Comedy... read more
Tom & Etta Mae Foley Memorial Dinner & St. Mary's School Auction
April 23rd, 2016 -- Paws Bingo Hall Greenville, Ohio -- This year s dinner is scheduled to begin at 5:00 and will be served until 7:00. The Fairlawn will be catering a delicious meal of chicken & dumplings, mashed potatoes, veggie, dinner roll & butter $7.00. Drinks and desserts will also be available. Tickets are available for purchase at the school and at the door. Please call the school, 548-2345, for additional information... read more
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“Layers of History“ at Library
Hannah Linebaugh, Darke County Parks Naturalist, will present a fascinating program “Layers of History: Women’s Fashion During the War Between the States” on Thursday April 21st at 6:30 at the Greenville Public Library.  Join us for a revealing history about everything it took for a lady to get dressed in the 1860’s.  Hannah will expose each layer and the specific purpose of the individual... read more
Don’t Waste Your Garden Workshop on April 28th
GREENVILLE – Have you noticed that in some growing seasons your garden produces too much food, making it nearly impossible for you to consume it all while it’s still fresh?  Has this ever happened to you?  Have you left fruits and vegetables to rot in your garden because you cannot eat any more?  If you have answered yes to any of these questions... read more
MVCTC Offers Summer Camps for Students and Teachers
Englewood, Ohio – The Miami Valley Career Technology Center (MVCTC) has many exciting summer opportunities for students and teachers this year. For full details on all offerings, please visit www.mvctc.com. Student Career Camp: June 6-10, 9-11:30 a.m. each day. Student Career Camp is for students entering the 8th, 9th, and 10th grades from MVCTC’s partner school districts. The purpose of the one-week career... read more
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GIVE Medical Ministry… Free Health Fair in Covington
(Tipp City, OH) — A free health fair for all members of the family is being offered by the GIVE Medical Ministry from 9am-12pm on Saturday, April 23 at the Covington Eagles Hall, 715 Broadway, Covington.  Along with valuable health information, a free healthy breakfast and door prizes will be offered to those attending. The free annual health... read more
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VHCC… Give Medical Ministry at Power Over Parkinson’s Group
Versailles Health Care Center is pleased to invite the community to its monthly event for people with Parkinson’s Disease and their families!  Power Over Parkinson’s meets monthly to empower, socialize, and learn.  The April guest speaker will be from Give Medical Ministry in Covington, Ohio.  The purpose of Give is to provide assistance at... read more
Darke County Parks… Hello Dedicated Volunteers!
There are some upcoming programs, events and special projects that could use your help!  Please contact me if you want to sign up for any of the below items. Vegetables Prepped  – Talk to Mandy  - Can you purchase, wash, and prep a selection of vegetables?  Mandy has two offsite programs all about plants for a local kindergarten and would like some assistance here.  Talk with her for details. April 14= 50 kids... read more
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Authors Night Hosts Greenville Poets
It’s become a tradition to conclude the Friends of the Library’s Author’s Night series with the Greenville Poets!  By April spring is in the air and everyone’s in the mood for some great poetry.  Touching, poignant, deep-felt, happy, sad, and funny - they capture the whole range of life.  This year they plan to focus on nature, everyone’s favorite subject... read more
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Wandering for Warblers
It’s warbler season! On the odd Saturdays in April and May at 9am join a Darke County Parks naturalist at Shawnee Prairie Preserve to wander for warblers. Bring along a pair of binoculars to get an up close look at warblers and other spring migrants. These often 35+ bird species hikes are great fun for beginners and experienced alike. Who knows... read more
Dining with Diabetes, From Diane Barga
If you have diabetes, if you have a family member with diabetes or if you support and care for someone with diabetes, you will want to enroll in Dining with Diabetes, an educational class designed to help you learn to reduce sugar, salt and fat in food and better control blood sugar. Dining with Diabetes will be offered on three Wednesdays.  The three week session will be May 17, 24 and 31, 2016, from 5:30pm to 7:30pm, at the OSU Extension... read more
Edison State to Host 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, April 15, 2016 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Emerson Center at the Piqua Campus. Current nursing students and practicing nurses are invited to learn about the opportunities available to them in pursuing a baccalaureate degree. Representatives from twelve universities will be available to share... read more
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Life in the Leaf Litter at April Park P.A.L.S.
Darke County Park District invites children in kindergarten through 2nd grade to join them on April 16th from 9:30am to noon to discover life in the leaf litter during Park P.A.L.S! This month everyone will meet at the Nature Center on St. Rt. 502 west of Greenville to go on a scavenger hunt for critters as the ground starts to warm and the forest comes alive. Students will gently roll logs... read more
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Midmark Launches Wellness Challenge to Support Dayton Children’s Hospital
Teammates to participate in Miracle Challenge -- DAYTON, Ohio, April 1, 2016 — Midmark Corporation today announced the launch of a 27-day wellness challenge that encourages individuals to achieve fitness goals all while fundraising for Dayton Children’s Hospital. A newly formed Midmark committee will partner with the company’s wellness team, Feel the H.E.A.T., for the Miracle... read more
Darke SWCD Scholarship Deadline Approaching
GREENVILLE – The board of supervisors for the Darke Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is pleased to offer at least one $500 scholarship for graduating seniors pursuing a degree in an agricultural or natural resources related field.  Applications may be obtained at your high school guidance office or at the Darke SWCD office, located at 1117 South Towne Court, Greenville.  The deadline to complete an application is April 22... read more
Monthly Friends Meeting on April 5
Don't forget!  The monthly meeting of the Friends of Darke County Parks will beTuesday, April 5 @ 6:30pm at the Shawnee Prairie Nature Center.  Come visit with other dedicated volunteers, hear the latest happenings at the park, and stay afterward to help with the highway clean-up.  We hope to see you there!
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Wondrous Wildflower Hike with DCP
Join Darke County Parks for their spring hiking series as they explore the sensations of spring. Each week of Spring brings a new wave of wildflowers to the forest floor of Routzong Preserve. On Saturday, April 9th at 2pm join a naturalist to see what’s blooming at Routzong Preserve located on Routzong Rd. a half mile north of State Route 571 south... read more
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Stargazing at Shawnee Prairie
Under the light of a slender waxing crescent moon on Saturday, April 9th at 8pm, join Darke County Parks as they welcome back the Stillwater Stargazers to Shawnee Prairie Preserve. Jupiter will be high for optimal viewing, and the Big Dipper will also be well positioned to observe. Participants will meet in the parking lot at the Nature Center for... read more
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Ohio Department of Agriculture... ODA to recognize farm families leading in conservation and productivity - Individuals have until May 20, 2016 to nominate families - REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio (Mar. 22, 2016) – The Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) is accepting nominations to honor Ohio farm families who are leaders in conservation for the 2016 Conservation Farm Family Awards. “Many Ohio farmers are committed to conservation, and we... read more
Monte Carlo Fundraiser
Mark your calendars for a fun night at the Monte Carlo Fundraiser Sponsored by Cancer Association of Darke County; Food, Door Prizes and Raffles, Friday, May 13 , 6-10 pm, VFW, 219 N. Ohio Street Greenville Cost $10. Download a flyer here
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Community Blood Center… Donors hold "Key to Saving Lives"
April Blood Drives in Darke County - DARKE COUNTY, Ohio –Blood donors “hold the key to saving lives.” Everyone who registers to donate will receive a key chain etched with the Community Blood Center blood drop logo.  Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call 1-800-388-GIVE. The “Key to... read more
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Darke County Parks… Ohio Valley Civil War Association to Visit DCP
History comes alive when the Ohio Valley Civil War Association, one of the premier living history units in the country, visits Shawnee Prairie Preserve once again. On Saturday April 30th and Sunday May 1st visit the encampment at Shawnee Prairie Preserve on State Route 502 west of Greenville and step back in time. Hear the cannon blast, watch... read more
Autism Awareness Month Presentation at Edison
April is National Autism Awareness Month. To shed light on this important issue, the Diversity Committee at Edison State Community College has invited Dr. Erendira Garcia-Lopez from the Office of Disability Services at Wright State University to give a presentation titled “Autism Spectrum Disorders and Higher Education.” The presentation will be held on Wednesday, April 6 at 12:30 p.m. in room 456 on the Piqua campus... read more
Monthly Joint Replacement Class at VHCC
Dr. Chad Weber, Rehab Medical Director for Versailles Health Care Center, along with Facility Rehab Director, Dr. Stephen Winner, held their monthly joint replacement class at Versailles Health Care Center on March 22, 2016.  Dr. Weber spoke about planning for joint replacement surgery.  He emphasized the importance of pre-planning your care before and after surgery.  According to Dr. Weber most people think that the surgeon will... read more
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Experience the memories… Rosemary’s Concert
Experience the memories of two sisters, and the passion of Rosemary Zell, pianist. Zell will be performing a concert at 2 p.m. on April 10 at the First Presbyterian Church in Greenville. Zell began her lessons at the age of five and continued them until she was 45. Her platform has always been church pianist. According to her daughter, Debb Summers, she has a “passion for music.” Her... read more
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Greenville Public Library… “Container Gardening” at Library
Caitlin Miller from Miller Flowers Greenhouse & Florist will present “Mixed Container Gardening” on Thursday April 7th at 6:30 in the upstairs meeting room at the Greenville Public Library.  “You’ll learn about container gardening, the spillers, fillers, and everything in between.”  She’ll talk about what flowers take less care and what flowers thrive best in different locations.  Miller Flowers... read more
Ag. Breakfast Meeting
Ag. Breakfast Meeting, Thursday, April 7, 7:30am, Brethren Retirement Center's Cafeteria, Greenville - Jeff Wenning, Darke County Wildlife Officer, will be our speaker. (Enter through the Brethren Retirement Center's main doors, under the awning, and follow the signs to the cafeteria.) For your calendar: the following month’s meeting will be May 5, 2016. Sam Custer, Extension Educator, Agriculture & Natural Resources.
Edison Stagelight Players Present Shakespeare’s “As You Like It”
This spring at Edison State Community College, the Edison Stagelight Players (ESP) will present William Shakespeare’s “As You Like It.” Performances are scheduled April 8, 9, 15, 16, all at 7:30 p.m. Additionally, one Sunday afternoon matinee is scheduled for April 17 at 3:30 p.m. All performances will be held in the Robinson Theater of the Piqua Campus. “As You Like It” is a breezy comedy about the art of courtship... read more
Spring Wellness Challenge, Diane Barga, OSU Extension, Darke County
The 2016 Spring Wellness Challenge is a free six week on-line email challenge designed to help participants improve their health by encouraging physical activity, enjoying healthy foods, and practicing sound fitness suggestions. Those who sign up will receive two weekly e-communications from Ohio State University Extension containing research based nutrition, health and fitness information. Additional tracking logs will be... read more
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Darke County Parks… Letterboxing Event held at DCP
On Saturday March 12th, local and nationwide letterboxers gathered at Shawnee Prairie Preserve Nature Center for a day of teaching and learning techniques like stamp carving and paper painting. Letterboxing is similar to geocaching in that it’s a treasure hunt based on clues or coordinates, but it uses rubber stamps and log books to track finds and letterboxer interaction... read more
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Downtown Greenville Farmers’ Market Vendor Open House
GREENVILLE, Ohio- Calling all crafters, artisans, gardeners, farmers and bakers! Have you considered selling your items at the Downtown Greenville Farmers’ Market? The market is presented by Main Street Greenville and they are looking for vendors! Celebrating its 18th year, the market will be open every Saturday morning, June 4th... read more
Historic Bears Mill… “Art at the Mill” begins new season with colorful exhibit
Historic Bear's Mill will open a new season of art exhibits in the Clark Gallery with the colorful work of painter Donna Pierce Clark and glass blower Jack Pine on display from Friday, April 8 through Sunday May 8. An informal opening night reception offering hors d'oeuvres and drinks will be held on April 8from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m., with the artists speaking about their work, methods, and inspirations at 7 p.m.This event is free and... read more
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Darke County Parks… Down to Earth Book Club
The Darke County Park District is pleased to announce a new program, the Down to Earth Book Club. Each quarter the program will feature a different book, some by well-known nature writers, some about outdoor adventure, and even some about pioneers settling Ohio. Everyone is invited to read the book and join them at the Nature Center to discuss... read more
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Main Street Greenville… Cure Cabin Fever with April’s First Friday
GREENVILLE, Ohio-  Is your family suffering from cabin fever? If so, get out of the house and spend some quality family time together during Main Street Greenville’s First Friday event on Friday, April 1st from 6-9 pm! During the event, there will be a small petting zoo on the courthouse lawn by Valley Exotic Zoo and the Darke County... read more
Planting for Hope
The Cancer Association of Darke County is sponsoring a Spring Plant Sale. $25 gift certificates are being sold for Hannah’s Garden Center. Hannah’s, in turn, will donate $5 to the CADC… download the flyer here.
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GCSD Woodland Primary… Kindergarten Registration
Greenville City Schools will be holding kindergarten registration on the following dates:  April  5-7, 2016 from 1:00 P.M.  - 7:00 P.M. at Memorial Hall.  Memorial Hall is located at 215 W. Fourth Street between the Library and the Jr. High School. Children must be five years of age on or before August 1, 2016.  Please bring official birth certificate, immunization records, custody papers... read more
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Edison State to recognize administrative professionals
Edison State Community College will present a program on April 27 in recognition of Administrative Professional Day that salutes the many contributions of support staff throughout the area. The program is sponsored by the Office Systems & Administration Advisory Committee at Edison State Community College. The program is open... read more
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DCCA presents free event prior to Texas Tenors concert
Darke County Center for the Arts will present a free event prior to the upcoming sold-out concert by The Texas Tenors at Henry St. Clair Memorial Hall in Greenville on Saturday, April 16. The Tenors, John Hagen, Marcus Collins, and JC Fisher, will speak about their music, their journey, and their major influences, as well as... read more
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Darke County Parks… Volunteer Training - Amphibians
Come visit with the Dark County Park Naturalists and other volunteers while learning about amphibians!  This training/gathering will give you some natural history, recent scientific developments and talking points for interpretation.  When:  Monday, March 28 @ 2pm - Where:  Shawnee Prairie Nature Center, Assembly Room - What... read more
Edison State to host summer and fall enrollment event
Edison State Community College will host a special enrollment event for new and returning students on Saturday, April 9. The event will be held between the hours of 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Piqua and Darke County campuses and is designed to expedite the application and enrollment processes for summer classes that begin May 22 and fall classes that begin August 29. The portion of the enrollment event designated for new students will include... read more
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Greenville Art Guild hosting Doodled Rocks at DCP
On March 26th at 10am at the Shawnee Prairie Preserve Nature Center try your artistic skills on a new medium. The Greenville Art Guild is offering a free “Doodled Rocks” mini workshop in the Nature Center classroom for adults 18 years and older. No experience is needed, and all materials will be supplied by the Greenville Art Guild. Lunch is on your own. Doodling is the latest craze, so come... read more
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Ansonia Local Schools still taking kindergarten registrations
It’s not too late to sign up for kindergarten at Ansonia Elementary. Ansonia Local School is still taking registrations for the upcoming 2016-2017 school year.  Just come to the office between the hours of  8:00 am and 3:00 pm.   If you have a son or daughter who will attend next year, please make arrangements to stop in the school office during this time.  When you come to sign up, please bring... read more
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Moon Mouse to Light up DCCA Stage at Memorial Hall
DP&L sponsors Moon Mouse and DCCA Arts in Education programs - Darke County Center for the Arts Family Theatre Series will present Lightwire Theater's Moon Mouse: A Space Odyssey to close its 2015-2016 season on Sunday, April 3 at St. Clair Memorial Hall in Greenville, OH. Internationally recognized for their signature brand... read more
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Naturally Fit Series with DCP
Darke County Parks is beginning a new series of fitness programs called Naturally Fit occurring the fourth Monday of every month. Everyone wants to lead healthier lives and spend more time outdoors. However, workout machines aren’t always environmentally friendly, and gyms aren’t very exciting. Besides, sometimes life just gets... read more
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Darke SWCD Hosting Rain Barrel Workshop
The Darke Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) will be hosting a Rain Barrel Workshop on Wednesday, April 6th at 6:30pm at Shawnee Prairie Preserve (4267 State Route 502 West).  A rain barrel is a rain water collection system that stores rooftop runoff to be used later for activities such as lawn and garden watering, car washing or... read more
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Women’s Untold Stories: An Evening of Music, Dance, Art, and Theater
Music, dance, art, and theater are coming to the Mayflower Arts Center in Troy on April 1, 2016, at 7 p.m. Sponsored by Edison State Community College and the center as a benefit for the Family Abuse Shelter of Miami County, the program will feature 17 women from the college and the community displaying their talents as they salute... read more
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Third 5K Run/walk for the Dog Park
The Darke County Friends of the Shelter are having their 3rd 5K race to benefit the dog park.  Entrants may run or walk the event.  This race is part of the Darke County Wellness Challenge. The third annual 5K will be held at the Darke County Fairgrounds on  April 9, 2016 and 100% of the money will go to the dog park. You can participate with... read more
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Beverly Lewis Book-Signing
Beverly Lewis fans are in for a wonderful treat!  You can meet Beverly herself on Saturday April 2nd at 10:00 a.m. at Bread of Life Bookstore in Greenville (107 W. Main).  Bread of Life and the Greenville Public Library are pleased to co-sponsor this very special book-signing.  Bring your own books or purchase them that day.  Bread of Life has a great selection of... read more
Good Friday Community Services
“The Way of the Cross” -- March 25, 2016, 12:00 Noon – 2:00 PM; The Greater Greenville Ministerial Association is sponsoring Good Friday services on March 25, 2016, from 12 noon to 2 p.m. We will follow Christ as he made his way to the Cross down the Via Dolorosa beginning with the first station where he was condemned to die. Join us as we walk and pray the steps that Jesus took to Calvary. We begin our journey at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church and will end at St. Paul Lutheran Church... read more
Greenville Senior High School Orchestra to Present a Concert
The Greenville Senior High School Orchestra will present a concert on Tuesday, March 22 at 7pm at Memorial Hall.  The concert will showcase the technical and stylistic talents of the group.  Music for the evening will include Short Overture for Strings, Perseus and The Black Sea.  Also included for the evening will be the timeless Disney classic from Pocahontas, Colors of the Wind and the great Irish song Danny Boy. This wonderful evening of music... read more
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Attention Teachers! Students learn natural and cultural history
Darke County Parks offers hands-on, educational field trips that immerse students in natural and cultural history. Topics range from life cycles, to geology, to frontier life and everything in between. Naturalists are ready for students to visit their facilities, or they will visit the classroom YEAR-ROUND! Spring still has a few open dates to schedule a field trip, and May Naturalist-in-the-Classroom programs... read more
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VHCC… Some things take your breath away, others give it back
Versailles Health Care Center will be celebrating National Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week March 13th through the 19th.  Through this year’s theme “Some Things Take Your Breath Away, Others Give it Back”, Versailles Health Care Center will promote awareness about the role of pulmonary rehabilitation in enhancing the quality of... read more
Edison and Honda to Provide a Work-Study Program
High School Juniors, Seniors, and Parents Invited to Attend Information Session - Edison State Community College invites high school juniors, seniors, and their parents to learn more about the direct pathway developed to lead into a manufacturing career at Honda. This work-study program allows students to earn a two–year degree and possibly be debt–free upon completion. An information session will be held Thursday, April 14... read more
Cancer Survivor Memorial Walk
Save the date… June 5. Food, music, fun, family, friends and of course walking. Download a flyer here.
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Darke County Parks’ Native Plant Sale
The Darke County Parks Native Plant sale is back! The plant sale will be Saturday, April 23, 2016 from 10am-3pm during Nature Day at Shawnee Prairie Preserve. Pollinator plants are the focus of the plants available this year. Offerings include milkweeds, aster, bergamot, blazing star, and much more! Please consider planting milkweed to help provide habitat for the fragile monarch population... read more
VHCC Easter Bunny breakfast
Come enjoy a FREE breakfast with the Easter Bunny.  The Easter Bunny will be arriving early at Versailles Health Care Center!  This event will be held on Saturday, March 19, 2016, at 9 a.m.  The community is invited to Versailles Health Care Center for donuts and drinks and pictures with the Easter Bunny... read more
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Darke County Parks… Woodpecker Wonder at March Park P.A.L.S.
Darke County Park District invites children in kindergarten through 2nd grade to join them on March 19th from 9:30am to noon to discover woodpeckers during Park P.A.L.S! This month everyone will meet at the Nature Center on St. Rt. 502 west of Greenville to wonder at the world of woodpeckers. Students will wander the trails as they discover which... read more
Free joint replacement class March 22
Versailles Health Care Center would like to invite anyone considering joint replacement surgery to a FREE Total Joint Replacement Class.  The class will take place on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 6 pm in The Rehab Clinic at Versailles Health Care Center. Dr. Chad Weber, Orthopedic Surgeon and Rehab Medical Director, along with Versailles Health Care Center Therapists, will provide information about the joint replacement... read more
Genealogical Society to present Cemetery Symbols program
Angela Hoschouer in cooperation with Darke County Genealogical Society will present a program on Cemetery Symbols on Sunday, April 3,2016 at 2:00 p.m. at Garst Museum.  Have you ever wandered through a cemetery and wondered about the meanings of the designs carved on old gravestones?  Thousands of different religious and secular symbols and emblems have adorned tombstones through the ages, indicating... read more
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DCCA presents Sarah Goslee Reed in Arcanum
Singer/songwriter Sarah Goslee Reed will perform at Arcanum Historical Society's Wayne Trail House on Thursday, March 31 as part of Darke County Center for the Arts' Coffeehouse Series; the show begins at 7 p.m. “Sarah sings about beauty and the natural world, as well as love and loss ,” said DCCA Artist Director Keith Rawlins. “Her richly... read more
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Garst Museum … Free Lecture on the Myths and Mysteries of Ohio
Have you heard of Eugene, the mummy, in Sabina, Ohio? Have you always wanted to know more about the aliens at Wright Patterson Air Force Base? Or how about legends about the historic Victoria Theater in Dayton? Author Sandra Gurvis will talk about these and many other interesting Ohio phenomena. The next program in Garst Museum... read more
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Main Street Greenville… Artists Wanted for New Street Art Saturday Program!
Street Art Saturdays will transform downtown Greenville into outdoor performing arts festivals with musicians and visual artists sharing their talents with the community, as people gather in the district. In tandem with the flourishing Farmers’ Market, Street Art Saturdays will foster the vibrant energy in downtown Greenville making... read more
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Candidates Night on Wave Channel 5
Did you miss seeing the candidates at the recent League of Women Voters’ Candidates Night?  You can watch the candidates on Wave Channel 5/Greenville Public Access TV. Please be sure to see the program at the many convenient times. It lasts 1 hour and 15 minutes and will be broadcast without any editing at the following:  Thursday, March... read more
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Egg Dyeing; Naturally at Darke County Parks
Darke County Park District invites everyone to join them on March 19th at 1pm to discover natural Easter egg dyeing! White, brown, blue, and orange are a few of the colors participants could achieve while dyeing eggs. Mara Cox will share her Latvian heritage of dyeing eggs naturally. All the registered participants will get the chance to combine... read more
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Greenville City Schools… Jump-start to Kindergarten… Pre-School Parent Meeting
The meeting is scheduled to take place March 29, 6-7 p.m. at Woodland Primary School. What will be covered: How to prepare your child for kindergarten. What we do in kindergarten. The importance of parent involvement/support. What a typical day looks like. How to register & have your child screened. Attendance and truancy policies. Question and... read more
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CBC… Union City Lions to host St. Patrick’s Day blood drive
Get complete events list reminders below - The Union City Lions Club will sponsor a community blood drive Monday, March 14 from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Union City City Building community room, 105 North Columbia St., celebrating St. Patrick’s Day week and the arrival of spring. Everyone who registers to donate will receive the Community... read more
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Greenville Public Library… Quilt Show at Library
The Towne Squares Quilt Club will again hold a show and workshop at the Library on Saturday March 19th from 9:00 to 4:00.  This is always a great opportunity to observe and ask questions as the quilters ply their talents and to enjoy their finished handiwork. The Club of 45-50 members still holds its business meeting with a program the 3rd... read more
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Greenville Public Library… Film Series Screens Ida
In March Greenville Public Library's Third Floor Film Series will be a screening Ida.  This 2013 Polish film is by far the most recent film we've in this series and only our second foreign language film.  Shot in moody but beautiful black and white, the film tells the story of a young woman's personal awakening as she comes to grips with her past, her family... read more
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Darke County Parks … DCP to Host Local Archeologist Book Signing
Join author and leading female Ohio archeologist, Elaine Holzapfel for a book signing and presentation on her second book, Archeology and Artifacts of Darke County and Vicinity on Saturday, April 16th at 1pm at the Shawnee Prairie Preserve Nature Center. She’s been interested in prehistoric artifacts and the people who produced them since... read more
OSU Extension… “Building Blocks I” parenting class planned
OSU Extension, Darke County, has scheduled a “Building Blocks I” parenting series.  The classes will be held April 11, 18 and 25, 2016, at the OSU Extension Learning Center, 603 Wagner Avenue, Greenville.  The class times are from 6:00-8:00pm.  There is no fee for this class.  This is an adult only series. The “Building Blocks I” parenting classes are for parents who wish to develop better parenting skills or parenting techniques for children ages 0-6... read more
2016 Tree Sale Underway
The Darke Soil & Water Conservation District is conducting its annual tree seedling sale until March 18. The 2-3 year seedlings are bare root stock and each tree is dipped into a preservative gel to keep roots moist.   Our seedlings are packaged in groups of five.  An assortment of trees are offered for sale to urban and rural landowners. The plant varieties are selected for their popularity and hardiness in the Darke County area... read more
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2016 Poultry Days Theme: Salute to The American Farmer
The Poultry Days committee extends invitations to past Royalty; searches for past photos and programs - In advance of the upcoming festival, and to allow parade and festival goers to prepare, the Poultry Days Board is proud to announce the 2016 theme, which recognizes the hard working farmers who keep our poultry and agricultural tradition alive... read more
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Last Month of Project FeederWatch
Calling all birders! Join Darke County Park District, and participate in the last month of Project FeederWatch, every Tuesday and Wednesday from 9:30-11:30am through March 30th. This is a unique ‘Citizen Science’ program organized by Cornell University which studies winter bird populations. Observations from here in... read more
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Author’s Night with David Nilsen
Friday March 18th marks the Friends of the Greenville Public Library’s next Author’s Night and it promises to be very special. Featured author is David Nilsen who publishes the Library’s online literary journal Fourth & Sycamore.  Held in the beautiful venue of Montage Cafe in downtown Greenville, doors open at 6:00 with the program at 7:00.  Enjoy something... read more
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Edison To Host Annual Career Expo
Edison State Community College will host its annual Career Expo on Tuesday, March 15, from 11 a.m.–3 p.m. in the North Hall of the Piqua campus. More than 50 organizations ranging from business, construction, financial services, health care, manufacturing, retail, social services, and the armed forces are expected to be in... read more
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Woodpecker Wonder at March Park P.A.L.S.
Darke County Park District invites children in kindergarten through 2nd grade to join them on March 19th from 9:30am to noon to discover woodpeckers during Park P.A.L.S! This month everyone will meet at the Nature Center on St. Rt. 502 west of Greenville to wonder at the world of woodpeckers. Students will wander the trails as they discover which... read more
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OSU Extension... Agricultural Fertilizer Applicator Certification, From Sam Custer
Agricultural fertilizer applicator certification is now required for farmers who apply fertilizer to more than 50 acres of agricultural production grown primarily for sale. This requirement was signed into law in June, 2014, and also requires certification for commercial agricultural applicators. Farmers who have their fertilizer applied by co-ops or custom applicators... read more
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Greenville Public Library… Unbelievable Skincare Workshop 
Pamela Graves from Unbelievable Skincare LLC will present an informative workshop “What you Need to Know to Get the Glow” on natural skin care at the Greenville Public Library on Thursday March 17th at  6:30 p.m.  She promises to transform the upstairs meeting room into a spa-like setting and to distribute complimentary hostess gifts... read more
Oakland COB Offers FPU Course
Are you in DEBT?  Have TROUBLE MANAGING YOUR MONEY?  A nine session course from Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University on Money Management will be offered to the public at Oakland Church of the Brethren, Monday evenings from 6:30 to 8:00 pm.  Cost for the course is $100 per family.  Call 937-448-2287 by Sunday March 6th to register. If registering on Sunday, please leave a message. Classes begin Monday, March 14 at 6:30 pm.  Oakland COB is located at 8058 Horatio Harris Creek Road, 2 ˝ miles north of Gettysburg.
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Greenville High School Wavaires Present 2016 Cantata Season Schedule
GREENVILLE, OH (February 28, 2016) - The Greenville High School Wavaires are pleased to announce the 2016 schedule for their annual cantata performances. This year's presentation is called Amazing Grace and will be performed in local churches. The cantata will feature modern worship songs from the well-known worship artists Chris Tomlin and Phil Wickham as well as selections... read more
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VHCC St. Patrick’s Day lunch open to the community
Versailles Health Care Center is hosting a FREE luncheon with special entertainment to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.   This event will be held on St. Patrick’s Day (March 17th) at 12 p.m. at Versailles Health Care Center.   A complimentary lunch will be served with entertainment featuring “Stan the Magic Man”. Versailles Health Care Center is a skilled nursing and rehabilitation center... read more
Mixed Media Workshop coming March 19
The Greenville Art Guild is excited about offering a Fine Art Mixed Media Workshop this March!  No experience is necessary!  Just come and join us for learning and fun on Saturday, March 19 from 10:00 until 4:00 at 633 Spring Street, Greenville, Ohio 45331.  The workshop will be taught by local mixed media artist Selena Burk.  This award winning artist will share her expertise in creating mixed media art that would be... read more
State of the Heart Health Care… Inaugural Golden Heart Awards Gala
On March 12, 2016 State of the Heart Care will present the first annual Golden Heart Awards Gala. This event, held at the Towne Square Community Centre in Winchester, Indiana will serve as an opportunity to celebrate our expansion into palliative and pre-hospice care. In addition, it will allow us to celebrate collaboration within the healthcare community, without which we would never succeed in our mission... read more
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Darke County Parks... Maple Sugarin’ at the Prairie
The sap is flowing and the fire is roaring in the Sugar Shack; that means it’s time to enjoy nature’s sweet treat. Saturday, March 5th from 8:00am-4:00pm is Maple Sugarin’ at the Prairie! This festival at Shawnee Prairie Preserve (4267 St. Rt. 502 West) offers guided tours through history and science to learn the process of turning... read more
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Grain Marketing… Turning On-Farm Storage into a Profit, From Sam Custer, OSU Extension, Darke County - Matt Roberts, Associate Professor, OSU Extension and Grain Marketing Expert, announced at last week’s 2016 Ag Outlook meeting that the grain market outlook for the next couple of years does not look very positive and that if farmers are not treating their on-farm storage like a commercial elevator, they are “crazy”. This was a perfect segue to an... read more
March Blood Drives in Darke County
There are plenty of great opportunities to donate blood in Darke County during the month of March. Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - Same Great Sponsor, Just a New Location! - SOUPER COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE - Greenville Church of the Brethren, 421 Central Avenue, 12:30 PM – 6:30 PM, Sponsored by: Greenville Moose Lodge & Women of the Moose, Donors will be served homemade soup, sandwiches, and cookies made by the... read more
Volunteer Opportunities… Hello Darke County Park Volunteers,
As we creep slowly into spring, the forest and all its wonder begins to emerge and we invite you to come to the park to explore, visit and volunteer! Volunteers Training - a mix of useful information and social interaction. PLEASE REGISTER FOR THESE PRIOR TO THE EVENT DATE - March 14 @ 10am - Spring School Updates - March 28 @2pm - Reptile & Amphibians - Children's Programs - March 16, ages 2-3 at 10... read more
A Night in Hollywood... Friends of Supply Chain Management!
Support our Night in Hollywood event for Darke County Special Olympics - We are about to present the 2nd Annual Night in Hollywood on March 5!!  This is an AWESOME event created by Supply Chain Management students for Business Professionals of America 2015 competition. It puts our Darke County Special Olympic participants in the spotlight showcasing their artistic talents!! There are many activities during the... read more
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Darke County Parks... Early Morning Discovery Hike Time Change
The Darke County Park District invites the public to join them every Tuesday morning at the warmer weather start time of 8am at Shawnee Prairie Preserve for their Early Morning Discovery Hikes. The air is alive with bird song, and the ground is blanketed with colorful blooms. Spring rejuvenates the winter weary soul. These hikes allow... read more
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Edison State Child Development Center to hold Preschool Open House
The Child Development Center at Edison State Community College will host a preschool open house event on Monday, March 14, from 6:30–7:30 p.m. in room 449 of the Piqua campus. During the open house event, attendees will have the opportunity to meet with preschool teachers and assistants, tour facilities, and learn more about the preschool... read more
Slater to speak at Living With Cancer Support Group meeting
Cancer Association of Darke County Support Group will meet at 7 pm March 3 in the Board Room which is located on the first floor down past the lab, to the left at the end of the hallway at Wayne Health Care. Rena is the owner of We Knead U Massage.  She has a Bachelor's degree from Wright State in Rehabilitation.  She is licensed by the State of Ohio Medical Board in Massage Therapy and is Nationally Certified in Therapeutic Massage... read more
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Darke County Parks… Leaping Towards Spring Hike with DCP
The chilly winter weather brings with it unique hiking opportunities, and Darke County Parks is going to seize them. On Monday, February 29th, leap day, at 12pm join a naturalist at Alice Bish Park on the corner of Ohio St. and Eastwood Dr. in Greenville for an exciting late winter walk. The park features a loop trail the follows the course of Greenville Creek and varied forest bordering... read more
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Kindergarten registration and readiness, Jody Harter, Principal, Woodland Heights Primary School
If your child turns 5 on or before August 1st, he or she is eligible for kindergarten!  Greenville City Schools is registering students for kindergarten for the 2016-17 school year on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, April 5th, 6th and 7th from 1:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at Memorial Hall.  You will need to bring an official birth certificate, immunization records, proof of residency, and a photo ID... read more
DCCT and DCHS Pair Up Once Again
Darke County Civic Theater and Darke County Humane Society are teaming up once again for a fun filled family day of activities and performance of a full length play. This is the second year that this pair has pulled together to create an event that the community has come to enjoy. Last year, the event was a “Western Family Fun Day” and featured western style games, prizes and food for all to enjoy. This year, the... read more
Ag. Breakfast Meeting
Ag. Breakfast Meeting, Thursday, March 3, 7:30am, Brethren Retirement Center's Cafeteria, Greenville. Jeff Wenning, Darke County Wildlife Officer, will be our speaker. (Enter through the Brethren Retirement Center's main doors, under the awning, and follow the signs to the cafeteria.) For your calendar: the following month’s meeting will be April 7, 2016. Sam Custer, Extension Educator, Agriculture & Natural Resources
Darke County Parks event cancellation
Due to low registration, the nest box volunteer training scheduled for this Saturday, February 27 is cancelled.  We do plan on offering this training at a later date.
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Build for Birds with DCP
Bluebird! Few birds entice such excitement as the Eastern Bluebird. Nest boxes provide critical habitat for cavity nesting birds. Join a Darke County Parks Naturalist on Saturday, February 27th at 10am at Shawnee Prairie Preserve to build your own nest box. Depending on the location of the box, you can attract Bluebirds, Chickadees, Tree... read more
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Celebrate St. Patricks Day at DCCA's "Irish Wave"
Darke County Center for the Arts will host “Irish Wave” at Montage Cafe in downtown Greenville on Friday, March 11. “DCCA will be celebrating St. Patrick's Day a bit early with a fund raising party featuring Irish music, food, and a beer tasting, as well as an exciting new addition to the fun—a “limited edition” raffle offering a very good chance of winning a trip to Ireland,” said Andrea Jordan... read more
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Darke County Parks… Learn Backyard Sugarin’ with DCP
Just in time for the upcoming maple sugaring season, join Darke County Parks to learn a new woodland skill. At Shawnee Prairie on Saturday Feb. 27th at 10am participants will learn how to tap your own maples, how and when to collect the sap, and finally, how to go about turning that sap into maple goodness! Demonstrations and hands-on experience will ensure that by the end of the program... read more
Garst Museum… Born Into Slavery Free Presentation
On Sunday, March 6, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at Garst Museum, Greenville Ohio, “Born Into Slavery” will be presented by The Darke County Genealogical Society.  The speaker will be Cynthia Vogel, a speaker at various historical societies, genealogical societies,  Civil War Roundtables,  women’s groups, museums, schools, etc.  She speaks about women’s history, concentrating on the Civil War period.  Cynthia Vogel has a... read more
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Empowering Darke County Youth… Parents to hold fundraiser for tutoring program
A bake sale fundraising event will be held at Walmart in Greenville on March 5 starting at 10 a.m. The purpose? To raise funds for tutoring children needing help with basic skills like reading, writing and math. “My kids were struggling,” said Kendra Chalmers. “They got help and now they’re doing fine. More than that, I was taught how to... read more
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Greenville Public Library… “Dollar-A-Day-Boys” at BRC
The Greenville Public Library is partnering with the Brethren’s Retirement Center to present “Dollar-A-Day-Boys” in the BRC’s Brick Room on Friday March 4th at 2:30 p.m.  This delightful program is a fun, nostalgic look at the 1930’s Federal Works Program that gave employment to 3.5 million men.  Author, songwriter, and filmmaker... read more
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Versailles Winter Wine Festival Feb. 26
Chase away those winter blues at the 2nd Annual Versailles Winter Wine Festival! Friday February 26th, 2016, marks the date for the 2nd Annual Versailles Winter Wine Festival brought to you by the founders of the popular Versailles FareFest. The event will be held in The Riviera Room at Stillwater Valley Golf Club and will begin with... read more
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DCP Presents Black Bears in Ohio
On Thursday, February 25th at 6:30pm, Darke County Parks will host an evening lecture on black bears in Ohio. Although a small population does exist in eastern Ohio, no black bears have been found in Darke County. However, they are still creatures of immense intrigue and curiosity. Spend an evening taking a closer look at the life... read more
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Ginghamsburg Church… Largest Easter Egg Hunt in Miami County – FREE Family Fun
 February 16, 2016 (Tipp City, OH) — Families with children up to age 12 are invited to not just any Easter egg hunt—but the largest Easter egg hunt in Miami County with more than 50,000 filled eggs, Saturday, March 19 at 9:30am on the front lawn of Ginghamsburg Church. Come and experience the story of Mary, the mother of Jesus, through a live drama. Kids also enjoy crafts, games... read more
Darke County Parks… March 5 Maple Sugarin' - We still need your help!
March 5 is getting closer and we could still use some extra hands to help with the waffle breakfast and Maple Sugarin’ Day events.  Please see below for openings and if you have any questions please call me.  Thank you! • Log House-- need at least 3 volunteers from 12:30pm – 4pm (period clothing required, borrow from us!) • Bake Sale table –need 1 volunteer from 12:30pm – 5pm • Sap Boiling in the Sugar Shack – need... read more
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League of Women Voters… Local and state candidates to appear
The League of Women Voters of Darke County is again sponsoring a Candidates Forum on Monday, February 29 from 7:00 – 8:30 PM.  Located at the American Legion Hall, Ohio St., in Greenville , the non-partisan forum will focus on the contested Republican primary race for Darke County Commissioner for the seat presently held... read more
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Pepé le Pew for Feb. Jr. Naturalists
Darke County Parks invites students in grades 3-6 to join them for the Jr. Naturalists program on Saturday, February 20th from 9:30am to 12:00pm at Shawnee Prairie Preserve on St. Rt. 502 west of Greenville. Because February is skunk mating season, this month’s program will feature the truth behind Pepé le Pew. Students will take a closer... read more
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Canteen Shop Owner to Speak at DCP
Darke County Parks is pleased to welcome Rob Simpson, owner of the Canteen Shop, to the Nature Center. The shop is currently located in The Palace building on Broadway, but will soon be moving to Third Street just off Broadway. On Thursday, February 18th at 6:30pm Rob will discuss his favorite everyday-carry (EDC) items and their importance... read more
Bradford and North Star blood drives
The Bradford  community will sponsor a community blood drive Thursday, Feb. 25 from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Bradford High School auditorium, 750 Railroad Ave., and St. Louis Catholic Church in North Star will sponsor a community blood drive Saturday, Feb. 27 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the North Star Community Building gym, 124 East Star Road. Both are in celebration of February “love your donor” month. Everyone who registers to donate will receive the Community Blood Center “Love Your Donor – Save Lives Give Blood” t-shirt.  Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call 1-800-388-GIVE.
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Project FeederWatch
Calling all birders! Join Darke County Park District, and participate in Project FeederWatch, every Tuesday and Wednesday from 9:30-11:30am. This is a unique ‘Citizen Science’ program organized by Cornell University which studies winter bird populations. Observations from here in Darke County may be used in scientific journals and... read more
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Coffee with the Commissioner
On Saturday, February 20th, Commissioner Stegall will be hosting a “Coffee with the Commissioner” at the Old Arcana at 109 West George Street in Arcanum. The Commissioner will be at this Ohio Magazine award winning restaurant from 8.00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. to meet with the people in the southern part of the county. While you are there, be sure to try... read more
Holiday Closings
The County Offices will be closed on Monday, February 15, 2016, in Observance of President’s Day.
Building Blocks II parenting class planned
OSU Extension, Darke County, has scheduled a “Building Blocks II” parenting series.  The classes will be held March 7 and 14, 2016, at the OSU Extension Learning Center, 603 Wagner Avenue, Greenville.  The class times are from 6:00-8:00pm.  There is no fee for this class.  This is an adult only series. The “Building Blocks II” parenting classes are for parents who wish to develop better parenting skill or parenting... read more
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A Night In Hollywood - Join the Occasion
A Night in Hollywood – On March 5th, a Special Olympics fundraising event will be held at Greenville High School to spotlight the Special Olympians as the stars they are with a black tie themed dinner and show. A Night in Hollywood will showcase the Special Olympics participants by opening their artistic abilities to the public through a talent... read more
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February Park P.A.L.S. Ask: Is it Spring Yet?
Darke County Park District invites children in kindergarten through 2nd grade to join them on February 13th from 9:30am to noon to search for signs of spring during Park P.A.L.S! This month everyone will meet at the Nature Center on St. Rt. 502 west of Greenville to prepare for the coming spring. Students will check the nest boxes at Shawnee Prairie... read more
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Chase away the winter blues… The 2nd Annual Versailles Winter Wine Festival!
Friday February 26th, 2016, marks the date for the 2nd Annual Versailles Winter Wine Festival brought to you by the founders of the popular Versailles FareFest. The event will be held in The Riviera Room at Stillwater Valley Golf Club and will begin with social hour at 6:30 p.m. Tickets will cost $30 per person and will include 5 tickets... read more
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Historic Bear’s Mill… Bear’s Mill to hold “Art from Seasons Past”
Bear's Mill is a popular site for graphic artists, its rustic beauty and inviting natural surroundings providing inspiration and multiple scenic subjects that beg to be captured with a paintbrush or camera. In an appropriate response to this advantageous reality, Friends of Bear's Mill, the organization which owns and operates the Mill, is... read more
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2016-2017 Kindergarten Registration
Tuesday, April 5th, Wednesday, April 6th, and Thursday, April 7th at Memorial Hall, 1 P.M.—7 P.M. Questions? Call 937-548-3185 Monday-Friday 8 A.M.-4 P.M. Required Documents: Official Birth Certificate, Immunization Records, Proof of Residency (2) Parent/Guardian Photo ID Custody Papers (if applicable). Child must be 5 on or before August 1, 2016. Parents Only Needed... read more
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Preparations begin for Maple Sugarin’ at the Prairie
Early next week, many Darke County Parks’ volunteers will attend training to gear up for the upcoming maple sugaring season! Then they’ll wait for the weather to cooperate, so the sap can flow. Freezing nights and thawing days will cause the sap to move, bringing the sweetness one step closer to the table. Volunteers will learn the process of boiling sap down to syrup... read more
2016 Tree Sale Underway
The Darke Soil & Water Conservation District is conducting its annual tree seedling sale until March 18. The 2-3 year seedlings are bare root stock and each tree is dipped into a preservative gel to keep roots moist.  Our seedlings are packaged in groups of five.  An assortment of trees are offered for sale to urban and rural landowners. The plant varieties are selected for their popularity and hardiness in the Darke County area... read more
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VHCC to offer NeuroConnect for survivors of stroke and brain injury
Versailles Health Care Center is pleased to invite you to an event for survivors of stroke and brain injury and their families.   NeuroConnect meets to connect survivors and their families with positive support and beneficial resources.  Sessions will be led by Dr. Stephen Winner, Facility Rehab Director and Physical Therapist, and Tammy... read more
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DCCA presents soulful singer Kristine Jackson
Darke County Center for the Arts will present Cleveland-based vocalist Kristine Jackson performing at The Bistro Off Broadway in Greenville on Thursday, February 25. A part of DCCA's Coffeehouse Series, the show starts at 7 p.m. “Kristine Jackson's set-list is not easy to categorize,” said Keith Rawlins, DCCA Artistic Director. “She's opened... read more
February Blood Drives
Darke County blood drives will celebrate February “love your donor” month. Everyone who registers to donate will receive the Community Blood Center “Love Your Donor – Save Lives Give Blood” t-shirt.  Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call 1-800-388-GIVE. The “Love Your Donor” campaign comes during February’s traditional celebration of St. Valentine’s Day. The t-shirt is... read more
DCCA announces ‘Off to the Isle 2016’
Win a Trip to Ireland this March - Darke County Center for the Arts wishes you the luck of the Irish this spring with a new and exciting fundraising raffle "Off To The Isle".  One lucky winner will receive a trip for two to Ireland through AAA and Brendan Vacations.  DCCA will be selling a limited number of chances for this exclusive raffle.  Raffle Tickets are $100 each.  Tickets sales begin February 11th and the... read more
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A Night in Hollywood NEEDS YOU! By Logan Emrick
A Night in Hollywood – On March 5th, the second annual Special Olympics fundraising event, A Night in Hollywood, will be held at Greenville High School. This event spotlights the artistic talents of our Special Olympians recognizing them as the stars they are! Now is the time for all Special Olympians to register to participate in this amazing... read more
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Greenville Public Library… “Longtown: The History” at Library
Connor Keiser returns with an encore presentation on Longtown, Ohio, Saturday February 20th at 1:00 p.m. in the Greenville Public Library’s upstairs meeting room.  We are honored to host Connor again and to celebrate Black History Month by learning more about this important community and our rich local history. The original “Greenville Negro... read more
Holiday closing
Community Action Partnership will be closed Feb. 15, 2016, in honor of Presidents’ Day. This includes Darke County Metropolitan Housing Authority and Community Transportation Services.  Normal hours will resume Tues., Feb. 16, 2016. In observance of the PRESIDENTS DAY HOLIDAY Greenville Transit will be closed on Feb. 15. We will re-open for business at 6:00 a.m. on February 16th.
Darke County Center for the Arts… A Unique Look at Anne Frank’s Story
Memorial Hall, Feb. 10 & 11 -- Darke County Center for the Arts will present the multi-media presentation Through The Eyes of a Friend to local junior high students at Henry St. Clair Memorial Hall in Greenville on Wednesday, February 10 and Thursday, February 11. This Living Voices production, a part of DCCA's Arts In Education series, tells the story of Anne Frank from the point of view of a fictional best friend, a composite character... read more
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Tickets Available for First Friday Culinary Tour
GREENVILLE, Ohio - When was the last time you enjoyed a meal in downtown Greenville? If it has been awhile, you won’t want to miss Main Street Greenville’s First Friday event in March, the Culinary Tour! This ticketed event, held on Friday, March 4th from 6-9 pm allows you to eat and sip your way through the urban-spirited district and explore dining locations you haven't tried or places... read more
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“Seeds 4 All: Seed Swap” at Library
The Growing Harvest Seed Library will host its annual “Seeds 4 All: Seed Swap” on Thursday February 11th at 6:00 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room at the Greenville Public Library.  Prior to the Seed Swap Janell Weiss from the Darke County Soil & Water District will provide a short presentation about starting seeds. Bring your extra seeds and trade them for something you need or have... read more
Darke County Parks… Greetings dedicated volunteers! Kathi McQueen
I am excited to be starting at Darke County Parks during maple sugar season! I hope that many of you are able to help with the upcoming waffle breakfast and Maple Sugarin’ event on March 5.  Listed below are the various slots that will need filled, as well a list of items we needed donated.  If you want to help, you can contact me at 937-548-0165, email me your preference or stop by the Nature Center.  There are sign up... read more
Edison State Community College… Free Financial Aid Event to be Held
Edison State Community College will host the statewide college financial aid event “College Goal Sunday” (CGS) on February 14, 2016, at 2 p.m. at the Piqua campus. The free event, presented by the Ohio Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (OASFAA) and endorsed by the Ohio Board of Regents, is designed to assist students and parents with completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA... read more
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February Park P.A.L.S. Ask: Is it Spring Yet?
Darke County Park District invites children in kindergarten through 2nd grade to join them on February 13th from 9:30am to noon to search for signs of spring during Park P.A.L.S! This month everyone will meet at the Nature Center on St. Rt. 502 west of Greenville to prepare for the coming spring. Students will check the nest boxes at Shawnee Prairie to ensure they are ready for spring... read more
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Author’s Night Presents Cyndi Pauwels
The next Friends of the Greenville Public Library’s Author’s Night will feature author Cyndi Pauwels on Friday February 12th at 7:00 p.m. at Montage Cafe in downtown Greenville.  Doors open at 6:00 so come early for dinner and to enjoy the live music provided by virtuosos R.J. Price and Bill Westfall. Writing under C.L. Pauwels, Cyndi recently published an exciting debut novel titled 40 & OUT which... read more
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Science Day Judges Needed, Angela McMurry
Across Darke County we are celebrating the largest number of Science Day participants we have had since Darke County Science Day began three years ago! However, we are now challenged with having enough volunteer judges to provide student feedback to those participants. That's where YOU can help! Please consider volunteering to... read more
Cancer Association of Darke County… Gourmet Dinner for 8!
ENTER TO WIN! You could be the winner of a Gourmet Dinner for 8! Your food will be prepared by the Gourmet Dinner Club. You get to choose the time and place where your meal will be served. Tickets are $5 each or 6 for $25. If you wish to enter, please call Cancer Association of Darke County at 548-9960 to purchase tickets.  You may also email for information at director@cadcinfo.org. The deadline for turning tickets in... read more
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Prehistoric Shark Expert to visit Darke County Parks
Darke County Parks is excited to welcome Dr. Charles “Chuck” Ciampaglio to the Nature Center at noon on February 6th to discuss his fascination with all things SHARKS! Ciampaglio is a doctor of paleontology, a professor of earth and environmental sciences at Wright State University-Lake Campus, and was featured on the 2012 Discovery Channel... read more
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Miami Valley Veterans Museum… Bill Beagle guest speaker Feb. 3
January 19, 2016 - The Wednesday free coffee and doughnuts event will be held on February 3 , 2016, 9-11 AM. Free Coffee & Donuts. This event is for all veterans and is held at the Miami Valley Veterans Museum, 107 W. Main St., Troy, on the second floor dining facilities of the Masonic Lodge building . The facility does have an elevator. GUEST... read more
Zechar Bailey to sponsor "Love your Donor" Blood Drive
DAYTON, Ohio – Zechar Bailey Funeral Homes in Greenville is celebrating February as a month to “love your donor” with a community blood drive Tuesday, Feb. 9 from 12:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Greenville Church of the Brethren, 421 Central Ave. Everyone who registers to donate will receive the Community Blood Center “Love Your Donor – Save Lives Give Blood” t-shirt.  Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at... read more
Ag. Breakfast Meeting
Ag. Breakfast Meeting, Thursday, February 4, 7:30am, Brethren Retirement Center's Cafeteria, Greenville (Enter through the Brethren Retirement Center's main doors, under the awning, and follow the signs to the cafeteria.) For your calendar: the following month’s meeting will be March 3, 2016. Sam Custer, Extension Educator, Agriculture & Natural Resources
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Edison State holds open house
Edison State Community College invites community members, area high school students and their parents to Explore Edison on Thursday, February 4 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Robinson Theater on the Piqua campus. The open house event will showcase over thirty of the College’s academic programs. In addition to exploring Edison State’s academic... read more
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Main Street Greenville… Heart Bomb 2016!
The Young Ohio Preservationists are looking to help bring awareness to Heritage Ohio's Main Street Programs while bringing heart bombing to Ohio! Heart Bombs have rapidly gained popularity across the nation and are a way to show communities that people care about historic structures. People have used heart bombs to highlight buildings... read more
Armed Forces and Civil Servants Appreciation Night at Edison State
Edison State Community College is honoring all members of the armed forces and civil servants at the home basketball game against Clark State Community College. Past and present servicemen and women are invited to attend the men and women’s games free of charge. The games will be played on Wednesday, February 3 at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. at the Piqua Campus gymnasium, with the national... read more
Tri-Village Rescue to host blood drive
DAYTON, Ohio – February is the month to “love your donor” for supporting the Tri-Village Rescue Services blood drive Saturday, Feb. 6 from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Conference Center, 320 North Main St., New Madison.  Everyone who registers to donate will receive the Community Blood Center “Love Your Donor – Save Lives Give Blood” t-shirt.  Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online... read more
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A Night In Hollywood, Logan Emrick, SCM
A Night in Hollywood – On March 5, a Special Olympics fundraising event will be held at Greenville High School to spotlight the Special Olympians as the stars they are with a black tie themed dinner and show. A Night in Hollywood will showcase the Special Olympics participants by opening their artistic abilities to the public through a talent show and an art auction and is hosted... read more
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Electronic Device Classes at Library
Greenville Public Library is offering Device Classes that will provide basic information, helpful answers to common questions, useful web-links, and some tech tips to keep your device  running like new.  You'll learn how to download apps and to set up an email account.  If you  have specific questions, please email them to teacher Warren Richards ahead of time so he can add them to the class at... read more
Volunteer Opportunities for February 2016
Maple Sugarin at the Prairie – March 5th: Maple season is almost here!  We’ll be tapping trees soon, and the sap will be flowing into the Sugar Shack.  We NEED YOUR help for this Saturday event.  We’ll need assistance both for the Friends’ Waffle Breakfast and also for operating the Sugar Shack, Log House, and Blacksmith Shop.  Below is a list of options to assist with.  Please call/email Robb or stop by the Nature Center... read more
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Coffee with the Commissioner… Special Event
As this New Year starts out, we see so much promise for Darke County!  Darke County is perched in a good position to expand on our past successes.  Lots of good things going on, so if you want to keep up, there are several ways; you can go to our Facebook page, Darke County Ohio, or our website, mydarkecounty.com,  OR you can come to my Coffee... read more
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Farm record keeping using Quicken, From Sam Custer, OSU Extension, Darke County
Are you a farmer looking for a better way to keep your farm records? As farm size, income or debt increases, many farmers and lenders look for computer programs that allow fast data entry, have internal checks for accuracy and allow summarizing of data. Most farmers begin their search by asking "Is there a simple computer program that will keep... read more
DSWCD monthly board meeting notice
GREENVILLE – For 2016, the Darke Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) Board of Supervisors will hold their monthly board meetings on the first Monday of each month at 8:00 a.m.  The meetings will be held at the Darke SWCD office, 1117 Southtowne Court, Greenville.  Special board meetings may be scheduled throughout the year.  If a special board meeting is necessary, the location, date... read more
Mental Health First Aid courses now available
Mental Health First Aid classes to be offered in early February are now available for registration. The classes are offered by the Tri-County Board of Recovery and Mental Health Services, and will take place at the Board’s training facility in Troy February 3 and February 5. The February 3 class is Youth Mental Health First Aid, which presents the 8-hour curriculum with a special focus on young people aged 12-18. The... read more
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Practical Fitness Techniques at Library
Fitness coach Diana Unger has a welcome message for many - how to get the benefits of exercising without “exercising!”  Her class Move Forward on Thursday January 28th at 6:30 p.m. at the Greenville Public Library will teach you just that.  Her practical techniques can be done on your own time and are easy, fun, and family friendly... read more
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Edison Stagelight Players hold spring auditions
The Edison State Community College Stagelight Players are holding open auditions for William Shakespeare’s As You Like It, on Tuesday, January 26 and Wednesday, January 27 at 7:00 p.m. in the Robinson Theater on the Piqua campus.  One of William Shakespeare’s pastoral comedies, As You Like It chronicles the story of heroine... read more
MVCTC Preschool Registration Opens for 2016-2017 School Year
Englewood, Ohio -- Laughter, encouragement, and hands-on exploring is what you will see and hear coming from the preschool at the Miami Valley Career Technology Center (MVCTC). This preschool is unique in that junior and senior high school students run it as part of the Early Childhood Education program. The program’s instructors, Connie Marshal and Alicia Newman, educate students on all areas of child development, instructional strategies... read more
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Swingin’ with the Saints Again
On Valentine’s Day, Sunday, February 14th ,  join in the celebration of friendship, romantic love and love of music at 3 p.m.at First Presbyterian Church.   Swingin’ with the Saints, this annual free concert, will again entertain with a large variety of music, instrumental and vocal. This historic church with its outstanding acoustics is... read more
Downtown celebration kickstarts new art program
GREENVILLE, Ohio- Get your tickets and put your dancing shoes on! Main Street Greenville is pleased to present This is Main Street: Giving Gala. To celebrate the downtown Greenville revitalization efforts and to inform the community about goals for the upcoming year. The evening will be all inclusive featuring dinner, movie, presentation, live music, and dancing. This fundraising event will be held Saturday, Feb. 13 from 6 pm... read more
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“Reading Wonderland” Celebration at Library
What better way to enjoy the cold of winter than to read away the hours!  Taking part in the Greenville Public Library’s Winter Reading Program can help with that.  Starting January 23rd through February 27th check out any book, audiobook, ebook, or magazine and receive an entry form for each.  Enter it to win weekly prizes and a chance at one of the grand prizes.  For adults 18 and over... read more
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“Casablanca” at Library
Greenville Public Library's “Third Floor Film Series” will kick off its 2016 season with one of the most beloved films ever made: Casablanca.  This 1942 film is an all-time favorite among serious cinephiles and more casual viewers alike. The movie combines stylish visuals, wickedly clever dialogue, likable characters, and an exciting... read more
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Full Wolf Moon Hike with DCP
The chilly winter weather brings with it unique hiking opportunities, and Darke County Parks is going to seize them. On Thursday, January 21st at 6pm join a naturalist at Shawnee Prairie Preserve west of Greenville on St. Rt. 502 for an exciting winter night walk. Who knows what the New Year’s weather will bring, so keep the... read more
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Song Dogs for Jan, Jr. Naturalists
Darke County Parks invites students in grades 3-6 to join them for the January Jr. Naturalists program on Saturday, January  23rd from 9:30am to 12:00pm at Shawnee Prairie Preserve on St. Rt. 502 west of Greenville. The Jr. Naturalists program is a series of monthly programs designed to give students a hands-on introduction to... read more
Cancer Association of Darke County… Annual Gourmet Dinner Raffle.
Who – You could be the winner of this contest! What– A Gourmet Dinner for 8 will be prepared by a gourmet cooking team. When –  Tickets are currently available now through February 4  for $5 each or 6 for $25. The drawing will be held on February 8. The date of the dinner is decided by the winner. Where–  The winner  gets to choose the location... read more
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DCCA presents A Cappella group in local high schools
From January 20 through 23, local high school students will learn about vocal techniques and methods from VoicePlay, a unique a cappella group that started as a street corner barbershop act before winning national acclaim with their appearances on NBC's The Sing-off and subsequently touring internationally. Part of Darke County Center... read more
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Darke County Parks… Project FeederWatch
Calling all birders! Join Darke County Park District, and participate in Project FeederWatch, every Tuesday and Wednesday from 9:30-11:30am. This is a unique ‘Citizen Science’ program organized by Cornell University which studies winter bird populations. Observations from here in Darke County may be used in scientific journals and shared... read more
Martin Luther King Day closing
Community Action Partnership of Greater Dayton Area – Darke County - will be closed Jan. 18, 2016, in honor of Martin Luther King Day. This includes Metropolitan Housing Authority and Community Transportation Services. Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016. All county offices will be closed Jan. 18 for Martin Luther King Day.
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Rev. Don Myers 80th birthday: Calling all “Renews” former participants and others blessed by his ministry… Those that enjoyed the Christian Retreat… “Jesus Renews His Church” which First Congregational Christian Church offered from 1991 through 2001 are cordially invited to attend the reception for Rev. Don Myers’ 80th Birthday. Others that were blessed by his ministry are invited as well. Rev. Myers was the pastor of this church for 24 years (1977-2001). This reception will be on Sunday... read more
Live Model Drawing at BRC
Looking for a fun evening or a new hobby?  Want to brush up on a latent talent? The Greenville Art Guild is pleased to have three prominent citizens of our community consent to be models at its “Drawing from Live Models” evening.  Out of their usual roles in our community, the three will pose for several twenty minute periods as artist’s models. On Monday, January 25 from 7 to 9, the three will be posing in the Brick Room of the... read more
Nominations sought for 2016 Tourism Citizen of the Year
GREENVILLE, OHIO – The Tourism Citizen of the Year Award is the highest community recognition award given by the Darke County Visitors Bureau. It is presented annually by the Visitors Bureau at the Darke County Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting to honor an individual who exemplifies the best in tourism to the community. Nominees are now being sought for the 2016 recognition. The criterion... read more
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Enter to win a Gourmet Dinner for 8!
You could be the winner of a Gourmet Dinner for 8! Your food will be prepared by the Gourmet Dinner Club. You get to choose the time and place where your meal will be served. Tickets are $5 each or 6 for $25. If you wish to enter, please call Cancer Association of Darke County at 548-9960 to purchase tickets.  You may also email for... read more
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DCCA presents unique A Cappella group at St. Claire Memorial Hall
Darke County Center for the Arts will present VoicePlay in concert at Henry St. Clair Memorial Hall in Greenville on Saturday, January 23. According to DCCA Artistic director Keith Rawlins, VoicePlay began as a street corner barbershop act before evolving into an internationally acclaimed touring sensation. “The group takes the timeless... read more
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Girl Scout Cookies Are Back!
Girl Scout Cookies Go Digital and Become Even More Irresistible - January 7, 2016 - Dayton, OH— If there’s anything that can make cracking open a box of fresh Girl Scout Cookies even better, it’s knowing that you’ve contributed to helping empower girls with the skills, strength, abilities, and drive they’ll need to become accomplished... read more
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Bluebag Media… 2016 SSSF scholarship applications available
GREENVILLE – Senior Scribes Scholarship Fund scholarship applications are now available for Darke County students intending to pursue their college education in a communications-related field this fall. According to SSSF Directors, most fields involve communication; applicants must have an understanding of that relationship in their field. Applications may be obtained at The Early Bird... read more
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Bridges to College Sponsors an ACT and Financial Aid Night
Bridges to College is an organization that works with students from the Greenville, Ansonia and Franklin Monroe school systems to help navigate the college process.  We work with both students and their families, because getting to college takes a commitment from both sides.  The most often asked question that we get from parents is “How can we find scholarships?”  This presentation... read more
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Tea, Trees, and Evergreen Leaves at DCP
Darke County Parks invites everyone to pull up a chair, enjoy a nice cuppa tea, and discover the lore and uses of our woodland trees. On Saturday January 16th at 10am Chief Naturalist Robb Clifford will present a program about natural teas called “Tea, Trees, and Evergreen Leaves” and invites everyone to bring their favorite tea mug along to... read more
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Illusionist Leon Etienne to Perform Free Show at Edison State
Edison State Community College brings award-winning “Master of Illusion and Magic” Leon Etienne to the Piqua Campus on Thursday, January 28 at 7 p.m. This performance is open to the community and is being offered free of charge. With a show that crosses classic magic illusions updated and redesigned for today’s audiences, Etienne delivers a... read more
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Organized by Olive at Library
The Greenville Public Library welcomes back Organized by Olive for another informative and fun lesson on getting organized.  “How to Create a Command Center” is a free event scheduled for Thursday January 14th at 6:30 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room.  Reservations are not required but are appreciated by calling 548-3915 or signing up on our... read more
Tour de Donut Ten Registration open
ARCANUM – Registration is now open for the TENTH Tour de Donut in downtown Arcanum on Sept. 10. Growing from 106 participant to over 2000 has been a sweet ride for Ohio’s largest one day bicycle event.  The Tour de Donut is a unique bicycle event in which participants’ ability to eat doughnuts is just as important as their ability to ride their bicycle. The event is a timed bicycle event in which riders visit doughnut stops during... read more
DCCA presents “A Taste of Wine and Jazz XXIX”
Darke County Center for the Arts will present “A Taste of Wine and Jazz XXIX” on Friday, January 15at Montage Cafe in downtown Greenville; doors open at 6:30 p.m. The wine tasting party, a fundraiser for the local arts organization, will feature food and music in addition to a selection of fine wines. “DCCA invites our community to shrug off the chill of winter and join us for a warm and wonderful evening of fun,” said... read more
CBC: New Year arrives with challenges
CBC sees early demand as January blood donor month begins - If you are searching for a New Year’s resolution, a vital choice is just an arm’s length away.  Community Blood Center begins 2016 and January National Blood Donor Month facing a challenge to the blood supply.  CBC is welcoming new donors, urging former donors to return, and thanking regular donors for their dedication to helping neighbors in need. CBC... read more
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Jeff Gundy Starts 2016 Author’s Nights
The Friends of the Library are again sponsoring a new season of Author’s Nights.  These delightful Friday night events consist of one or more authors - prose, poetry, journaling, storytelling, or any form of the written word! - who read from their works and tell about themselves and their craft. Held at Montage Cafe in downtown Greenville, delicious food... read more
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Darke County Parks… Down to Earth Book Club with DCP
The Darke County Park District is pleased to announce a new program, the Down to Earth Book Club. Each quarter the program will feature a different book, some by well-known nature writers, some about outdoor adventure, and even some about pioneers settling Ohio. Everyone is invited to read the book and join them at the Nature Center... read more
Ag. Breakfast Meeting
Ag. Breakfast Meeting, Speaker: Mike Rhoades – 2018 World Plowing Match to be held in Darke County, Thursday, January 7, 7:30am, Brethren Retirement Center's Cafeteria, Greenville (Enter through the Brethren Retirement Center's main doors, under the awning, and follow the signs to the cafeteria.) For your calendar: the following month’s meeting will be February 4, 2016.
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Coffee with the Commissioner
As this New Year starts out, we see so much promise for Darke County! Darke County is perched in a good position to expand on our past successes. Lots of good things going on, so if you want to keep up, there are several ways; you can go to our Facebook page, Darke County Ohio, or our website, mydarkecounty.com, our Economic Development facebook page, Darke County Ohio Economic... read more
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DCP Offers Maple Sugaring School Program
Darke County Parks would like to extend another invitation to teachers for the 2015-2016 school year to get your students outside! Their curriculum based school programs are a great resource that all teachers are encouraged to take advantage of.  From February 16th through the 25th, Darke County Parks will be offering their favorite seasonal school program: Nature’s Sweet Treat! This program... read more
New Year, New Hike with DCP
The chilly winter weather brings with it unique hiking opportunities, and Darke County Parks is going to seize them. On Monday January 4th at 8am join a naturalist at Routzong Preserve south east of Greenville on Routzong Rd. just off of St. Rt. 571 for an exciting winter walk... read more
January Blood Drives in Darke County
January is designated “National Blood Donor Month” because it is often a challenging time for maintaining the area blood supply. Winter weather can disrupt travel and seasonal illnesses can also interfere with donating.  If you must miss an appointment to donate please reschedule as soon as you are able.  We especially encourage the continued support of type O whole blood donors and type A/B platelet and plasma donors... read more
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DCP Park P.A.L.S. to Explore Winter
The Darke County Park District’s January Park P.A.L.S. program will feature winter explorations on January 9th. Park P.A.L.S. is a series of monthly programs designed for students in grades K-2 who are interested in nature. P.A.L.S. stands for Practicing And Learning Stewardship, and its mission is to develop future earth stewards... read more
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Recycle your Christmas tree
O’ Christmas Tree, O’ Christmas Tree.  What do I do with my cut Christmas Tree? Many county residents will be singing this Christmas Carol after the holidays.  Join the Darke County Solid Waste District and the Darke County Park District in giving our community a gift by recycling your cut Christmas tree.  No matter where you live in... read more
GriefShare from EUM
Are you dealing with the loss of a loved one? You don’t have to do it alone! Walk the journey of grief and be supported on the way. Griefshare is a place where hurting people find healing and hope.  It is a network of grief recovery support that will give you direction, purpose and healing. GriefShare will meet weekly beginning January 12, 2016 at 6:00 pm at the Greenville Library. There are three key parts to the GriefShare experience—video... read more
OSU Extension Crop Conference Feb. 2, From Sam Custer, OSU Extension Darke County
Ohio State University Extension will hold the Southwestern Ohio Fruit, Vegetable and Specialty Crop Conference on February 2, 2016 at the Oasis Conference Center in Loveland, Ohio. OSU Extension has organized a grower school for more than 30 years in Southwestern Ohio, but this conference will be different and bigger than in the past. The location was changed to a conference center, which allows us the... read more
Darke County Parks… DCP Volunteer Opportunities
Thank you for all of your hard work during the Log House Dinners and Walkin’ in a Winter Wonderland.  We couldn’t do it without you!  There is a list of upcoming opportunities below.  Please alert me ASAP if you feel you would like to join us or help out with something. Volunteer Opportunities for January 2016: Volunteer Gathering / Learning Workshops: Starting in 2016, we will offer exciting gatherings and trainings each month... read more
Two local blood drives scheduled
The Covington Eagles and Community Blood Center will offer warm thanks to donors who support their New Year’s week blood drive Monday, Dec. 28 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the lodge multi-purpose room, 715 East Broadway. St. Paul Lutheran Church in Versailles and Community Blood Center will offer warm thanks to donors who support their New Year’s week blood drive Monday, Dec. 28 from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The CBC Bloodmobile will be at 13495 Greenville-St. Marys Road... read more
Ag. Breakfast Meeting
Ag. Breakfast Meeting, Thursday, January 7, 7:30am, Brethren Retirement Center's Cafeteria, Greenville (Enter through the Brethren Retirement Center's main doors, under the awning, and follow the signs to the cafeteria.) For your calendar: the following month’s meeting will be February 4, 2016. Sam Custer, Extension Educator, Agriculture & Natural Resources.
Holiday Closings
Greenville Transit System will be Open until 5:00 PM Christmas Eve and be Closed  on Christmas Day. We will return to regular business hours, December 26, 2015. Greenville Transit System will be Open until 5:00 PM New Year’s Eve and be Closed on New Year’s Day. We will return to regular business hours, January 2, 2016. The County Offices will be closing at 12:00 noon on Thursday, December 24th, and all day on Friday, December 25th, 2015, for the Christmas Holiday. Also, the Offices will be closing at 12:00 noon on Thursday, December 31st, and all day on Friday, January 1st , 2016, for the “New Year” Holiday. Community Action Partnership-Darke County will be closed Dec. 25, 2015 and Jan. 1, 2016, in honor of the holiday season. This includes Metropolitan Housing Authority and Community Transportation.
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Free New Year's Eve at Cardinal Center
Due to disappointing advance tickets sales to their New Year’s Eve Fundraiser at the Cardinal Center (formerly Gettysburg School), the Friends of the Cardinal Center have decided to cancel their sponsorship of the event rather than risk taking a loss. As this cancellation would cause a loss of income to the musical acts already... read more
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Project FeederWatch
Calling all birders! Join Darke County Park District, and participate in Project FeederWatch, every Tuesday and Wednesday from 9:30-11:30am. This is a unique ‘Citizen Science’ program organized by Cornell University which studies winter bird populations. Observations from here in Darke County may be used in scientific journals and... read more
MVCTC Adult Education Teams up with OhioMeansJobs
Montgomery County to offer Five-Week Manufacturing Training Program and Certification. Training eligible job seekers with no formal training or experience in manufacturing will earn a Certified Production Technician (CPT) certification. Englewood, Ohio – New Jobs in Manufacturing!  Montgomery County Workforce Development has teamed up with MVCTC Adult Education to offer a five-week training program to prepare qualified individuals for jobs with local companies... read more
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Upcoming workshops & meetings, From Sam Custer, OSU Extension, Darke County
Please find below a brief description of upcoming meetings we will be hosting here in Darke County.  To find out more and to register go to our website at http://www.darke.osu.edu and click on the events tab. Farm Management School… First Five Thursday nights in 2016 -- What we’ll cover: 1/7 - What Is the Mission of Your Farming Operation; - Making Record Keeping Do More Than the Tax Return... read more
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Christmas Bird Count for Dec. Jr. Naturalists
Darke County Parks invites students in grades 3-6 to join them for the December Jr. Naturalists program on Saturday, December 19th from 9:30am to 12:00pm at Shawnee Prairie Preserve on St. Rt. 502 west of Greenville. The Jr. Naturalists program is a series of monthly programs designed to give students a hands-on introduction to natural resource management. Hikes... read more
Bradford HS Blood Drive
DAYTON, Ohio – The Bradford community and Community Blood Center will offer warm thanks to donors who support their Christmas week blood drive Tuesday, Dec. 22 from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Bradford High School auditorium, 750 Railroad Ave. Everyone who registers to donate will receive a Holiday Fleece Travel Blanket. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com... read more
GHS Instrumental Music Dept to present Sounds of the Season
The GHS Instrumental Music Department will present a concert on Thursday, December 17th at 7pm at Memorial Hall.  The concert is free and open to the public.  Sounds of the Season will include performances by the Jazz Scene, Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band and the Orchestra. The Jazz Scene will kick off the show with Holiday favorites Feliz Navidad and And the Angels Swing.  They will also present a... read more
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DCP 2016 Calendars are in!
The Darke County Parks District has hand selected some of the best park photos submitted by local amateur photographers for their photo contest, and their new 2016 Darke County Parks calendars are in! This year’s featured photographers include Kathryn Quinn, Don Koogler, Sandy Hoying, Brian Morton, Molly Hunt, Nick Philiposian... read more
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GHS Vocal Music Christmas Concert
GREENVILLE - The Greenville High School Vocal Music Christmas Concert will be held on Tuesday, December 15 at 7:00 pm at St. Clair Memorial Hall. Reserve and general admission seats are available this year. Tickets may be purchased by calling Katie Netzley at 937-547-9659. The price of the tickets is $5 for presale and $6 at the door. Tickets for students are also available for $4 each... read more
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Free Joint Replacement Class Dec. 14
Versailles Health Care Center would like to invite anyone considering joint replacement surgery to a FREE Total Joint Replacement Class.  The class will take place on Monday, December 14, 2015 at 6 pm in The Rehab Clinic at Versailles Health Care Center. Dr. Chad Weber, Orthopedic Surgeon, along with Versailles Health Care Center Therapists, will provide information about the joint... read more
Red Cross offers first aid/CPR courses
(December 2, 2015) – Who knew that trying to add a little festive decor to the home for the holidays could be so hazardous to a person’s health? But it is. Between people stepping on broken ornaments, straining their backs or falling off ladders adding lights to the side of the house or trying to place the star on the top of the tree, two to three people visit the emergency room EVERY HOUR this time of year with holiday decorating-related injuries... read more
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Bluebag Media… Non-profit group focuses on teaching the performing arts
GREENVILLE – “We saw there was a need for a lot of children in the area of the performing arts… it helps in building strong fundamental values for the children. And we wanted to offer it at an affordable price.” That was the goal of three founders of The Final Bow… Hillary Holsapple, and Becky and Joel Hootman. Two years later the studio offers music, dance and theater... read more
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Everybody Needs a Rock at December Park P.A.L.S.
Darke County Park District Naturalist, Mandy Martin, invites children in kindergarten through 2nd grade to join her on December 12th from 9:30am to noon to learn about rocks during Park P.A.L.S! Park P.A.L.S. is a series of monthly programs designed for students of this age group who are interested in nature. P.A.L.S. stands for Practicing And Learning Stewardship... read more
New Year’s Eve Gala Helps Build Homes
Destination Known Missions Ministry of EUM Church in Greenville, Ohio is in its tenth year partnering with the Potter’s House Association in Guatemala. Over the years, teams from EUM Church have built fourteen homes for families that live in the garbage dump shanty communities. They have visited countless families in their homes to pray with them, and to share Jesus with them in real and practical ways... read more
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Big Brothers Big Sisters… ‘Tis the Season: To Mark Your Calendars
Mark those calendars! Bowl For Kids’ Sake 2016 is scheduled for March 4 & 5, 2015, at Bel-Mar Lanes in Sidney & Treaty Lanes in Greenville.  This years Theme is Super Heroes to help celebrate the Real People in our lives that serve as Real Heroes. Bowl for Kids’ Sake serves as the largest fundraiser for the Big Brothers Big Sisters... read more
Taste of Darke County Boxes Still Available!
Still looking for that perfect Christmas gift? Taste of Darke County Boxes are still available! The Taste of Darke County box includes: 1 lb. of raw, pure honey grown at Sycamore Bridge Farm along the Stillwater Riverl 8 oz. of pure Ohio maple syrup, slow-cooked and hand-bottled at Michael Anthony's at the Inn at Versailles; Bag of whole wheat pancake mix, stone ground at Bear's Mill; 1/2 lb. bag of "Bear's Mill Blend" coffee from Bear's Mill... read more
Ansonia Blood Drive
DAYTON, Ohio – The Ansonia High School community and Community Blood Center are asking donors to support a holiday season blood drive Friday, Dec. 18 from 8 a.m. to 12 noon in the AHS gym, 600 East Canal St.  Everyone who registers to donate will receive the “Buckeye Blood Donor” football t-shirt.  Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call 1-800-388-GIVE... read more
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Library Open House
The Friends of the Greenville Public Library are hosting their annual Holiday Open House on Saturday December 12th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. As always there will be a big table full of delicious Christmas cookies and punch and live holiday music.  The kiddos can meet with Santa & Mrs. Clause and have a free photo taken.  This is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the season and to get to know your Library... read more
Free Estate Planning Workshop
CLA Estate Services will be hosting a free Estate Planning Workshop December 7th in Greenville and if possible would like to include the information below in your Community Events. Free Estate Planning Workshop: Free Estate Planning Workshop presented by CLA Estate Services – December 7th -- CLA Estate Services is hosting a free Estate Planning Workshop in Greenville. The workshop is free and open to area residents... read more
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Historic Bears Mill… Bear’s Mill Traditional Candlelight Walk
Join us for a beautiful winter walk in the woods by candlelight and warm yourself by the campfire at Bear’s Mill on Friday, December 4, 2015 from 6-10 p.m.  We’ll have hot dogs for roasting, marshmallows for toasting, hot chocolate and lovely company!  Browse in our store, now festively decorated for Christmas and stocked with new items and seasonal delights, and enjoy a mill tour... read more
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DCMHA accepting applications
The Darke County Metropolitan Housing Authority is currently accepting applications for housing assistance and has announced the waiting list is less than a year. Preference points will be given for individuals and families who are Veterans, widowed spouses and families of Veterans and preference points will also be given to individuals/families meeting HUD’s definition... read more
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Garst Museum Holiday Open House
Garst Museum’s annual Holiday Open House will be held on Sunday, December 6 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The public is cordially invited to attend. Everyone can tour the museum and the National Annie Oakley Center at no charge on this one afternoon. Highlights of the afternoon include live seasonal music, light refreshments and beautiful decorations. Also artifacts from the museum’s... read more
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Darke County Lions Blood Drive… Clubs donate Christmas Teddies for kids at Wayne Healthcare -- DAYTON, Ohio – Darke County Lions Clubs are teaming up with Community Blood Center to host the 20th annual Teddy Bears & Friends blood drive Tuesday, Dec. 8 from 12:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Greenville Church of the Brethren, 421 Central Ave. The Arcanum, Gettysburg, Greenville and Pitsburg Lions have raised money to buy a cuddly collection of Teddy Bears to donate... read more
Ag. Breakfast Meeting
Ag. Breakfast Meeting, Thursday, December 3, 7:30am, Brethren Retirement Center's Cafeteria, Greenville, (Enter through the Brethren Retirement Center's main doors, under the awning, and follow the signs to the cafeteria.) For your calendar: the following month’s meeting will be January 7, 2016.  Sam Custer, Extension Educator, Agriculture & Natural Resources
You’re Invited!
You’re invited to the Darke County Wellness Challenge Banquet January 17, Brethren Retirement Community Brick Room. RSVP required. Get details and downloadable flyer here
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Wayne HealthCare Participate in Great American Smokeout
November 25, 2015 - Every year, on the third Thursday of November, smokers across the nation take part in the American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout. The Great American Smokeout event challenges people to stop using tobacco and helps people learn about different tools they can use to help them quit. On November 19th.... read more
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Holiday Shopping at Friends of DCP Gift Shop
The Friends of Darke County Parks invites everyone to do their holiday shopping at the gift shop located inside the nature center at Shawnee Prairie Preserve. It has everything you need for the birder, hiker, or general nature lover on your list, as well as many fun and educational items for the kids. The wide selection of books, including many.... read more
Benefit Breakfast Set For December 6th
A benefit breakfast is set for Sunday December 6, 2015 to benefit the Versailles Council of Churches’ food pantry. Serving will be from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and the Versailles K of C hall on St. Rt. 47 west of Versailles.  It is a joint effort of the St. Denis Council #1756 Knights of Columbus and the Versailles Lions Club.  Chairing the event this year will be Luke Subler and Brian Heitkamp of the Knights of Columbus.... read more
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Project FeederWatch
Calling all birders! Join Darke County Park District, and participate in Project FeederWatch, every Tuesday and Wednesday from 9:30-11:30am. This is a unique ‘Citizen Science’ program organized by Cornell University which studies winter bird populations. Observations from here in Darke County may be used in scientific journals and shared with ornithologists and bird lovers.... read more
Darke County Civic Theater Holds Auditions
Darke County Civic Theater will be holding auditions for the beloved family classic "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" by Rhoald Dahl and dramatized by Richard George on Sunday, November 29th from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Boys and Girls Club on Broadway in Greenville. The play features many zany characters from Willy Wonka to Violet Beauregard to Oompa Loompas and of course, Charlie Buckett himself. DCCT is looking for actors.... read more
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Early Morning Discovery Hike Winter Time Change
The Darke County Park District invites the public to join them every Tuesday morning at the winter start time of 9am at Shawnee Prairie Preserve for their Early Morning Discovery Hikes. These hikes allow adults a chance to watch the seasons change and to discover the many life forms in their own backyard. Invigorating winter morning air make this a great time to enjoy.... read more
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Edison State Ceramics Sale to Benefit Program
The Ceramics Department at Edison State Community College will be selling hand made ceramic pieces, glass gifts, and jewelry on Tuesday, December 1 and Thursday, December 3, from 10 a.m.–3 p.m. in the West Hall at the Piqua Campus. Items for sale have been crafted by students and instructors of Edison State as well as local artists. Proceeds raised from the event will help.... read more
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Small Business Saturday | November 28th
Small Business Saturday is an American shopping holiday held on the Saturday after Thanksgiving during one of the busiest shopping periods of the year. First observed in 2010, it is a counterpart to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, which feature big box retail and e-commerce stores respectively. By contrast, Small Business Saturday encourages holiday shoppers to patronize brick and mortar businesses.... read more
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“Surviving WWII as a Paratrooper” at Library
The Greenville Public Library is offering a special program on Saturday December 5th at 1:00 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room.  Joe Bredeson of Greenville will recount his experiences as a  WWII paratrooper who landed in Normandy France on D-Day June 6th, 1944.  Joe turned 95 this November 20th but remembers the.... read more
VHCC offers help for shingles
The therapists at The Rehab Clinic at Versailles Health Care Center recently received specialized training from Accelerated Care Plus (ACP) for herpes zoster (shingles) and postherpetic neuralgia.  Shingles is a viral infection that causes a painful rash.  Shingles is caused by the varicella-zoster virus, the same virus that causes chickenpox.  Shingles is the reactivation of the virus which remains dormant in nerve tissue near the spinal cord and brain... read more
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Darke County Parks… The “Rock Man”
On Thursday December 3rd at 6pm the Darke County Parks District is thrilled to welcome Mike Manning, aka The “Rock Man.” Mike has been studying rocks for 40 years. He has traveled all around the world in search of geological treasures. His collection, which he will be bringing to the Nature Center, is second to none and includes fossils, minerals, rare specimens, and unique finds.... read more
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Celebrate the New Year at Cardinal Center
As 2015 is comes to a close, the Friends of the Cardinal Center are celebrating the coming of the new year by sponsoring their first ever New Year’s Eve Fundraising Bash at the Cardinal Center (Gettysburg School) in Gettysburg. The evening will begin with a catered dinner by Mike James and musical entertainment provided by guitarist Mike Sedmak. Following dinner, a reverse... read more
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Walkin’ in a Winter Wonderland
The Darke County Park District is thrilled to announce their 8th annual Walkin’ in a Winter Wonderland holiday celebration taking place on Saturday December 6th from 6-9pm at Shawnee Prairie Preserve. There will be over 350 luminaries lighting the way along the wooded trails, allowing for a peaceful winter’s night in nature. As families hike along the illuminated trail toward the log house... read more
Local Cancer Support Group to hold Christmas Carry-In
The cancer support group will meet for the annual Christmas carry-in at Wayne Health Care on Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 7 p.m. The carry-in will be held in the Board Room on the first floor down past the lab. Chicken from Eikenberry’s will be provided along with drinks and table service.  The public is invited. If possible, please bring a dish to share with the group.  If you aren’t able to bring a dish, please come and join in... read more
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DCCA presents Glenn Miller Orchestra “In the Christmas Mood”
The Glenn Miller Orchestra will bring its legendary sound to Henry St. Clair Memorial Hall in Greenville on Saturday, December 19 with their holiday program, “In the Christmas Mood.” The second presentation of Darke County Center for the Arts 2015-2016 Artists Series, the show will feature the 18-member ensemble playing many of the.... read more
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Darke County Parks… Walkin in a Winter Wonderland volunteers needed
We still need volunteers and supplies for our 8th annual Walkin' in a Winter Wonderland luminary event to be held on Saturday, December 5th 6-9pm.  If you’ve never helped with this event in the past, it is a peaceful, cheerful event and a great time to enjoy the community’s holiday spirit.  This is many people’s (staff, volunteer and public) favorite Parks event... read more
Thanksgiving Closing
The County Offices will be closed on Thursday & Friday, November 26 & 27, 2015, for the Thanksgiving Holiday.
Thanksgiving Dinner at First Presbyterian
Turkey, dressing and all the trimmings, plus pumpkin pie and other desserts are free to the community as we celebrate our blessings on Thanksgiving Day. From 11:30 until 1:00 on Thursday, November 26th at First Presbyterian Church, 114 East 4th Street in Greenville, a traditional Thanksgiving meal will be served. All are invited who want to share this special meal with others or just want to enjoy a good meal.  Donations will be accepted but not necessary... read more
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Full Beaver Moon Hike with DCP
Autumn offers some of the absolute best hiking in Darke County. The bugs are nearly gone, humidity is a memory, the landscape is full of fantastic colors, and the crunch of leaves underfoot pleases the soul every step of the way! On Wednesday November 25th at 6pm join a naturalist at Routzong Preserve on Routzong Rd. just 3 miles south east of Greenville on St. Rt. 571. Hikers may experience... read more
FM to host Blood Drive
Franklin Monroe High School is teaming up with Community Blood Center to host a Thanksgiving and Ohio State-Michigan Week community blood drive Monday, Nov. 23 from 8 a.m. to 12 noon in the cafeteria, 8591 Oakes Road, Pitsburg.  Everyone who registers to donate will receive the “Buckeye Blood Donor” football t-shirt.  Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call 1-800-388-GIVE... read more
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Edison Foundation Hosts 18th Annual Holiday Evening Event
The Edison Foundation’s 18th annual Holiday Evening event will be held on Thursday, December 3, 2015, at the Piqua Campus and will feature the renowned Jakarta Band, as the headlining entertainment for the night’s festivities. Proceeds from Holiday Evening directly support Edison’s General Scholarship Fund, which provides financial assistance to more than 4,000 traditional... read more
Healing Event for Survivors November 21 in Piqua
Residents of Miami, Darke and Shelby Counties who have lost a child or other loved one to suicide, drug overdose or other unexpected loss are invited to attend a Healing from Unexpected Loss program 9am to noon Saturday November 21 at the Upper Valley Career Center Hartzell Lecture Hall, Piqua. The program is being sponsored by the Tri-County Board of Recovery and Mental Health Services in partnership with the... read more
Decorate the Mitten Tree
The Fish Mitten Tree once again needs donated gloves and mittens to decorate its empty branches; these donations will be distributed to the children enrolled in Darke County Head Start programs. In addition to the Mitten Tree located at Montage, 525 South Broadway in Greenville, a Mitten Tree also will stand inside the Brethren Retirement Community, 750 Chestnut Street, Greenville, and in the Ben... read more
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Versailles to host Legos tournament
FIRST® LEGO® League -- The very first Versailles FLL Regional Tournament will be held, November 21, 2015. The robot competitions starting at 12:30 are open and FREE to the public. Innovator’s Robotics, FRC team# 3138, along with the Powerstacker’s, FTC team# 5029, will host 10 teams at this qualifying tournament.  Teams will... read more
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Shop Downtown Greenville to Win
GREENVILLE, Ohio- Shoppers can earn chances to win over $3,000 in merchandise and gift certificates through “Win the Window”, the 2nd annual shop local campaign presented by Main Street Greenville and sponsored by Second National Bank. "This promotion was created to encourage and remind people to shop local during the holiday season and to support our downtown businesses... read more
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Tracking for Beginners and Beyond at DCP
Darke County Parks naturalist and avid tracker, Hannah Linebaugh, invites everyone to join her on Thursday, November 19th at 7:00pm at Shawnee Prairie Preserve for her Survival Skills Series program “Reading their Stories: Tracking for Beginners and Beyond.” Tracking is the ancient art of following animal signs. Whether for food or fun, tracking is a window into the lives... read more
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Lots Happening in Hometown Holiday Horse Parade
GREENVILLE, Ohio - It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The 2015 Hometown Holiday Horse Parade returns on Saturday, November 21st at 7 pm in downtown Greenville!  This annual tradition in Darke County has kicked off the holiday season for the downtown district the past 12 years! The 2015 Grand Marshal will be State Representative Jim Buchy. When selecting... read more
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OSU Extension to Offer Year-end Tax Tips for Farmers, By Sam Custer, OSU Extension, Darke County -- Farmers and producers looking to plan ahead for tax filing this year can learn about federal tax law changes and updates, as well as potential money-saving tips they can use when filing 2015 tax returns, from tax experts at Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. A December 17 workshop offered by OSU Extension, Darke County with Larry Gearhardt... read more
VHCC Food Drive
What does Thanksgiving mean to you?  Turkey and dressing, spending time with family and friends, holiday shopping?  The list could be endless…but there’s one meaning that many people have in common…something to be thankful for.  During this season of giving thanks, Versailles Health Care Center residents and staff extend their gratitude to their community, and wish everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday... read more
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A Night Out with the Wavaires
GREENVILLE, OH (November 12,2015) – The Greenville High School Vocal Music Department proudly presents “A Night Out with The Wavaires,” Friday, November 20, 7:30 pm at St. Clair Memorial Hall.
Reserve and general admission seats are available this year. Tickets are now on sale at The Flower Patch, 104 Rhoades Avenue... read more
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Dutch Oven Cooking for November Jr. Naturalists
Darke County Parks Naturalist, Hannah Linebaugh, invites students in grades 3-6 to join her for the November Jr. Naturalists program on Saturday, November 21st from 9:30am to 12:00pm at Shawnee Prairie Preserve on St. Rt. 502 west of Greenville. The Jr. Naturalists program is a series of monthly programs designed... read more
Thanksgiving Holiday closings
Community Action Partnership of the Greater Dayton Area – Darke County will be closed Thurs., Nov. 26th and Fri., Nov. 27th in observance of Thanksgiving. This includes Community Transportation Services and the Darke Co. Metropolitan Housing Authority. Normal business and service hours will resume Mon., Nov. 30th.
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Darke County Visitor's Bureau… Taste of Darke County Boxes Are Available for Pre-Order!
Looking for that perfect holiday gift? Why not order a "Taste of Darke County" gift box, which includes: A bottle of Rodeo Red, the all-time best-seller at The Winery at Versailles; One pound of raw, pure honey from Sycamore Bridge Farm along the Stillwater River; 12 ounces of Ohio maple syrup slow-cooked and hand-bottled at Michael Anthony's at the Inn at Versailles; A bag of whole... read more
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Darke County Parks… Waterfowl of Chestnut St. Marsh
Join a naturalist on Monday, November 16th at 8am at Chestnut Street Marsh, near the model airfield driveway, to explore the interesting world of waterfowl. The marsh of Chestnut Street has a valuable ecosystem that offers a unique stopover location for many migrating birds. The surrounding levy has recently been cleared, and the hike will focus there. From there, hikers will explore the walk... read more
VHCC to offer free joint replacement class
Versailles Health Care Center would like to invite anyone considering joint replacement surgery to a FREE Total Joint Replacement Class.  The class will take place on Monday, November 16, 2015 at 6 pm in The Rehab Clinic at Versailles Health Care Center. Dr. Chad Weber, Orthopedic... read more
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DCP Walkin’ in a Winter Wonderland Coming Soon
This holiday season, join Darke County Parks for an evening stroll through the Winter Wonderland on Saturday December 5th from 6 to 9pm at Shawnee Prairie Preserve! There will be over 350 luminaries lighting the way along the wooded trails, allowing for a peaceful winter’s night in nature. As families hike along the illuminated trail toward the... read more
This is Main Street: Giving Gala
Save the date, Feb. 13, for this fun new fundraising event from Main Street Greenville! Only 450 tickets available - ticket sales begin the day of the Hometown Holiday Horse Parade - Saturday, November 21st. If your business or group is interested in purchasing a table of tickets, please contact our office at agarrett@mainstreetgreenville.org... read more
Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner in Pitsburg
Family gatherings for Thanksgiving dinner are being planned, but there are some with no plans. the reasons may vary - some travel out-of-town to visit family for the day, and others may not have the resources to prepare a festive dinner. "This is where the idea for a free community dinner came from," says organizer, Dean'a Cook. This is the third year for the dinner held on Thanksgiving Day at the Franklin-Monroe Schools in Pitsburg from 11:30 am... read more
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RN to BSN Information Fair at Edison State
Edison State Community College is hosting a Registered Nurse (RN) to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Information Fair on Friday, November 13 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Emerson Center at the Piqua Campus. Current nursing students and practicing nurses are invited to learn about the opportunities available to them in pursuing a baccalaureate degree. Representatives... read more
Community Blood Drives in November
Bailey Zechar Funeral Home is teaming up with Community Blood Center to sponsor a blood drive Monday, Nov. 16 from 12:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Versailles Knights of Columbus Social Hall, 8440 State Route 47.  Everyone who registers to donate will receive the “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 Donor” campaign... read more
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EUM Christian Preschool Celebrates 38 Years
EUM Church is hosting an Open House to celebrate the 38 years that EUM Christian Preschool served the community. The celebration will be on Sunday, November 15 from 1:30 to 3:30 pm at the Worship Center located at 1451 Sater Street.  Everyone is invited to attend and all past students, parents, and teachers are invited to share a memory or a joyful story, as we share milestones... read more
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Lecture on Early Greene Ville at Library
November 21st marks the 222nd anniversary since General Anthony Wayne established Greene Ville in 1793. To commemorate this important date local historian Richard Halley will present a talk on “Greene Ville - Prophetstown - Greenville” on Saturday the 21st at 1:00 p.m. at the Greenville Public Library.  Reservations are not required but appreciated. Please call 548-3915 or join us on Facebook... read more
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Darke SWCD Announces Two Job Openings
The Darke Soil and Water Conservation District is accepting applications for a Nutrient Management Technician and a District Technician until November 20, 2015.  Both positions are full-time, permanent positions with the District.  Workload activities will focus on the coordination of specific conservation projects and services as assigned, installation and maintenance of best management... read more
Big Brothers Big Sisters… Road Hoggs launch Christmas Campaign
The local Road Hogg Motorcycle Club will launch its’ annual Toys for Tikes Campaign in an effort to brighten the holidays for families less fortunate this holiday season in the Darke County area.  The campaign will be held on Sunday, November 29 from 9:00 – 5:00 pm in downtown Greenville on the Circle.  Club members will be available during this time to accept new and very gently used toys. Cash donations will also... read more
Take the Pooch for a Hike with DCP
Dogs like hiking, too! Join a naturalist at Eidson Woods Preserve on Monday November 9th at 7:30am for an excuse to take the pooch for an early morning hike with other dog friends. They’ll explore the trails and follow their noses to see what’s happening. This is a great way to explore the parks and... read more
Veterans Parade Nov. 11
Fort GreeneVille Chapter DAR would like to invite all Vietnam era Veterans to walk or ride in the annual Veterans Parade on November 11. There will be a parade unit honoring Vietnam era Veterans. The DAR chapter will be leading the Vietnam parade unit with the United States of America Vietnam War 50th Commemoration Banner... read more
Poinsettia Sale order form
The Cancer Association of Darke County is holding its annual “A Holiday of Hope” Poinsettia Sale – 2015... Download the order form here.
Holiday Closing
The County Offices will be closed on Wednesday, November 11, 2015, in Observance of ‘Veterans Day’. Edison Community College Campus will also be closed.
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Learning Leaves at November Park P.A.L.S.
The Darke County Park District Naturalist, Hannah Linebaugh, invites children in kindergarten through 2nd grade to join her on November 14th from 9:30am to noon to learn about the leaves and trees here in Darke County with the Park P.A.L.S. program. Park P.A.L.S. is a series of monthly programs designed for students of this age... read more
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Third Floor Film Series at Library
The Greenville Third Floor Film Series will conclude its 2015 season in November with a screening of the film noir masterpiece Scarlet Street. Directed by Fritz Lang, the film stars Edward G. Robinson and Joan Bennett. German-born director Lang made his name directing films in that country in a style that would come to be known as German... read more
Edison State to host spring registration event
Edison State Community College will host a special registration event for new and returning students on Saturday, November 14. The event will be held between the hours of 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Piqua campus and is designed to expedite the application and enrollment processes in time for classes that begin January 19. The portion of the registration event designated for new students will include a one-stop registration opportunity and breakfast... read more
American Red Cross Lifesaving Courses
Adult and pediatric first aid, CPR and AED courses are scheduled for Thursday, November 10 in Greenville -- Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and there is nothing better than the smiling faces brought together by turkey, dressing and pumpkin pie. Besides the delicious food, though, Thanksgiving is a time time-honored tradition, like football and listening to crazy Uncle Frank’s embarrassing stories of everyone for the 20th time. The problem... read more
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EUM Church Holiday Boutique
The Women’s Ministry of EUM Church will be holding their Annual Holiday Boutique on Saturday, November 14, 10:00 am–2:00 pm at the Worship Center located at 1451 Sater Street in Greenville. Everyone is welcome to come for a day of lunch, shopping, and maybe even a chair massage or reflexology in this unique, festive holiday atmosphere. Lunch items available for purchase... read more
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Edison State Community College… An Unholy Union of Domestic Violence and Military Combat
Domestic violence starts the story, and the horror of combat adds the second chapter with the third and final one resulting in unspeakable acts. The one-act play entitled Choices will be performed at 12 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Edison State Community College on Tuesday, November 10 in the Robinson Theater at the Piqua Campus. An additional performance will be held on Friday, November... read more
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OSU Tailgate Blood Drive reminder
Enjoy buckeye treats while feeling good about attempting to donate blood to save a life!  The annual OSU Tailgate Blood Drive is this coming Tuesday, November 10th  at Greenville Church of the Brethren on Central Avenue. From 12:30 to 6:30, the Community Blood Center professionals will be there to assist you in donating.  And, the OSU alumni will be there to offer juice and goodies... read more
CAP honors retiree
Community Action Partnership will be honoring Janey Christman for 40 years of dedicated service with an Open House on Friday, Nov. 6 from 4 to 7 p.m. It will be held at the Masonic Lodge, 202 Memorial Drive. Beverages and light hors d’oeuvres will be served. Please join us.
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Still enrolling for Head Start Preschool Program
It’s not too late to get preschool children into the Head Start program.  Kids Learning Place is taking applications and is in full swing of the new 2015-16 school year for preschoolers.  There are a few spaces still available for children to enroll in the classrooms and the home visiting program.  Call for information today to secure your... read more
Community Thanksgiving Dinner
Come share Thanksgiving dinner with our community family on Thanksgiving Day, November 26th, from 11:30 to 1:00.  Don’t settle for a TV dinner alone when you can join others in this free family meal with “all the trimmings”!  First Presbyterian Church at 114 E. Fourth Street invites you to share Thanksgiving blessings with us. Besides the turkey and dressing, the meal includes mashed potatoes and gravy, seasoned green beans... read more
The Garst Museum Store goes on the road
Save the Date!! Join the Museum Store at Garst on the road at the 14th Annual Holiday Shop Around. Garst Museum has been a proud participant at this annual event that benefits area non-profits for eight years. Download the details here.
Volunteer Opportunities for November & December 2015
Below are the volunteer opportunities we have planned for the month of November and December.  Please let me know if you are available to assist with any of the projects/ tasks. Early Morning Discovery Hike -- Join a Naturalist at 8AM in November and 9AM in December on Tuesday mornings and hike the trails to see who calls Darke County Parks their home. November Opportunities: Friends of the Park Meeting – Tuesday, November 3rd - 6:30PM... read more
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Darke County Animal Shelter… Pictures with Santa Claus
Get your Pet's Picture taken with SANTA CLAUS on Saturday, November 21st, 2015 from 10am to 2pm at Greenville Walmart in the Garden Center. The “Darke County Friends of the Shelter”, a 501c3 organization will be taking pictures of your companion animals with Santa Claus. This is a fun time for everyone to enjoy and is your chance to meet members of the Friends... read more
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Edison Hosts 10th Annual We Are IT, Past Participants Sought
Edison State Community College will be hosting its tenth annual We Are IT conference for young women on Friday, November 13 at the Piqua Campus. The daylong event is designed to help increase awareness and boost interest within Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (S.T.E.M.) career fields among young women. The program provides a broad-based introduction to S.T.E.M.... read more
UC Lions, Trinity Lutheran and OSU Alumni to hold blood drives
The Union City Lions Club is teaming up with Community Blood Center to sponsor a blood drive Monday, Nov. 9 from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Union City City Building community room, 105 North Columbia St. Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Pitsburg is teaming up with Community Blood Center to host a blood drive Thursday, Nov. 12 from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at 8520 Oakes Road. The Darke County Ohio State... read more
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CPR Course at Library
Sandra Dunn of the American Red Cross will be at the Greenville Public Library on Thursday November 5 at 6:30 to teach Citizen CPR.  The course if free and open to the public.  Registration is not required but appreciated.  Please visit the Library's Facebook Event Page or call 548-3915 for more information. The purpose of the course... read more
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Midmark Corporation… Public Invited to Attend “Free The Children” Presentation
DAYTON, Ohio, Oct. 28, 2015 — Midmark Corporation encourages its teammates as well as members of the community to attend a presentation by Craig Kielburger, co-founder of Free The Children on Wednesday, Nov. 4, at 6:30 p.m. at the Versailles Performing Arts Center (VPAC). With the help of Kielburger, Midmark will be closing out its... read more
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Living History Hike with DCP
On Saturday, November 7th at 1pm join a naturalist to travel back in time and learn about Greenville’s rich cultural background. Throughout the program, the group will tour many of the Darke County Parks that celebrate that history. The hike will begin at the Anthony Wayne Peace Council House at Prairie Ridge Meadow across from the... read more
Edison State Community College collecting items for children
The AmeriCorps Completion Coaches at Edison State Community College are seeking donations to help children at The Village House, a not-for-profit organization based out of Fremont, Ohio. The Village House supports children affected by abuse, neglect, divorce, or separation, by helping to rebuilding family relationships. Those interested in supporting these children with stuffed animals, dolls, board games, and gift cards are asked... read more
MVCTC Parent Teacher Conferences Scheduled
Englewood, Ohio – The Miami Valley Career Technology Center (MVCTC) has scheduled the 2015-2016 Parent Teacher Conferences for Wednesday, November 4, from 3-5 p.m. and Thursday, November 5, from 3-7 p.m. This is an excellent opportunity for parents to visit MVCTC, meet the staff, and see examples of their child’s progress at MVCTC. Parents are asked to contact their child’s instructors to set-up a conference at a time... read more
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Project FeederWatch
Calling all birders! Join Darke County Park District, and participate in Project FeederWatch, every Tuesday and Wednesday from 9:30-11:30am. This is a unique ‘Citizen Science’ program organized by Cornell University which studies winter bird populations. Observations from right here in Darke County may be used in scientific journals and shared with ornithologists and bird lovers... read more
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Save some time—and perhaps a life—this weekend
American Red Cross recommends four smarter, safer ways to spend the extra hour you gain this weekend -- October 29, 2015 – Time, it is said, is on your side. That may not always be the case, but it’s certainly true this weekend. Daylight Savings Time kicks in on Saturday night, and rather than simply sleeping away that extra hour you gain when you set your clocks back—tempting as that may be... read more
Ag. Breakfast Meeting
Ag. Breakfast Meeting, Thursday, November 5, 7:30am, Brethren Retirement Center's Cafeteria, Greenville (Enter through the Brethren Retirement Center's main doors, under the awning, and follow the signs to the cafeteria.) For your calendar: the following month’s meeting will be December 3, 2015. Sam Custer, Extension Educator, Agriculture & Natural Resources
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Garst Museum… Garst Celebrates Uniform Donation with “A Night at the Garst Canteen”
On Saturday, November 7, Garst Museum will rock to the Big Band sound. The museum has received a donation of the World War II Army uniforms of Robert L. Niswonger Sr. and his wife, Agnes Carpenter Niswonger. Agnes played trombone in the Army Band, making the band music of that era appropriate. Robert was born in Darke County and Agnes in nearby Randolph County, Indiana... read more
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Annual Cancer Association Gospel Sing Coming Nov. 8; Association to hold Open House Nov. 6
Multi Dove Award winning and Grammy nominated artist Christian Davis is not only a multi-talented man of God, but the hand of God is evidently working in his life. It is a rarity in any genre of musical entertainment when someone comes along with an individual talent that can captivate an audience for an entire performance. Even more of a rarity is when someone comes along with not only... read more
Register Now for Soil Fertility & Nutrient Management Workshop Series Beginning in November - As the farm economy becomes tighter and the environmental pressure greater on farmers, understanding your soil fertility and nutrient needs becomes ever so 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 that begins with the basics and ends with a farm plan... read more
Fort Greeneville Chapter DAR will participate in the DAV 5k
On Nov 7th at 9 am, members of Fort Greeneville will participate in the DAV 5k in Cincinnati. This is the 3rd year they have held it and the support/participation of this run/walk is amazing. The Motorcycle Honor Ride kicks off the event.  If you would like to donate to the run on behalf of our chapter or would like to join us in this 5k run/walk, please go to the link at the end of this post.  WHY WE PARTICIPATE: It is estimated... read more
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DCCA brings Madeline & The Bad Hat to Memorial Hall
Darke County Center for the Arts will present ArtsPower National Touring Theatre's production of Madeline and the Bad Hat at Henry St. Clair Memorial Hall in Greenville on Sunday, November 15 at 2 p.m. According to DCCA Artistic Director Keith Rawlins, the musical will appeal to boys as well as girls, many of whom are already fans of the Madeline books. “The bad hat of the title is Pepito... read more
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Autumn: A Great Time to Visit the Parks!
The Darke County Park District would like to extend an invitation to all Darke County residents and beyond to visit our twelve beautiful parks including the Tecumseh Trail Bike Path. Autumn is a lovely time of year with the heat, humidity, and insects gone and all the astounding colors developing. It won’t be too much longer before snow and ice may keep everyone tucked inside with a warm... read more
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Edison State Community College… Edison State hosts annual college fair
To help parents and students through the college selection process, Edison State Community College will be hosting its annual College Fair on Wednesday, November 4, from 12:30 – 2 p.m. in the gymnasium at the Piqua Campus. Finding the right school can be an overwhelming task. Options including size, location, and cost are all elements that can have a major impact on a student’s decision... read more
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DCCA announces Ghost Walk tour guides and actors
Darke County Center for the Arts' twelfth annual Ghost Walk on Friday, October 30, Saturday, October 31, and Sunday, November 1 will feature costumed tour guides who lead participants to haunted sites in downtown Greenville as well as actors who will portray characters involved in the ghostly tales. Tour guides include Michael Bitner... read more
Edison Study Abroad Travels to France
Anticipation builds as community members, employees, and students at Edison State Community College prepare for the March 12-18, 2016, Study Abroad Tour of France. With its distinctive culture, world-class art, iconic landmarks, and seaside, France has something for everyone. The group will spend the first part of the trip in Orleans and the Loire Valley before traveling to Paris for the balance of the stay. Highlights of the seven days spent... read more
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Main Street Greenville… Beggars' Night & Halloween Parade returns to Greenville
GREENVILLE, Ohio- On Thursday, October 29th, downtown Greenville will be transformed into a trail of Halloween treats for elementary school aged children. The Early Bird/BlueBag Media, Main Street Greenville and downtown businesses are pleased to bring this safe Halloween event to the community! There are many ways to join in the fun, including a costume contest and costume... read more
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Colors at Eidson Hike with DCP
Darke County is awash with color just waiting to be marveled at and captured with a camera. Autumn hiking with its crisp air and lack of mosquitoes bests summer’s heat and humidity. On Halloween morning join a Naturalist at Eidson Woods Preserve where hopefully there will not only be vibrant colors above but also below. The beech and maple forest should provide stunning golds and oranges... read more
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Edison Darke County Campus to offer communication seminar
Edison State Community College will be offering the first of many Workforce Development seminars planned for the future. Titled “Hands-On Communication in the Workplace,” the initial offering is a two-part seminar scheduled for Tuesday, November 10 and Tuesday, November 17 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Edison’s Darke County Campus (DCC) in Greenville. The seminar will focus on personal... read more
Gospel Sing at Memorial Hall in Greenville on Nov. 8
On Sunday, November 8, Cancer Association of Darke County will hold their annual gospel concert fundraiser.  It will be held again this year at Memorial Hall from 3 to 5 pm. The hall has been remodeled, so this will be an opportunity to hear some great groups sing and also see the revamped hall.  Admission is free.  A freewill offering will be taken.  All proceeds will go to the cancer association.  Refreshments will be served along with a Bake Sale... read more
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Edison Community College… Edison Brings Peace Week Events to Campus
Held in conjunction with the Dayton Literary Peace Prize (DLPP), Edison State Community College’s English and Communications faculty will be hosting a week of peace-focused events beginning October 26. All Peace Week events will be held at Edison’s Piqua Campus and are free and open to the community. The week’s events include: Monday, October 26: The Diversity Discussion... read more
OSU Alumni host annual blood drive
Blood Donors, on November 10 may think they are at an OSU Football Tailgate Party.  They will be close to the truth as the OSU Alumni Club of Darke County sponsor their Annual Tailgate Blood Drive from 12:30 to 6:30 at the Greenville Church of the Brethren at 421 Central Avenue. Amid game day decorations, Buckeye memorabilia will be given as door prizes and donors will be offered a large variety of goodies, including tasty buckeyes... read more
DCCA Ghost Walk Raises Money for the Arts in Darke County
Darke County Center for the Arts will continue a long-standing Halloween-season tradition when they host their twelfth annual Ghost Walk in Downtown Greenville on Friday, October 30, Saturday, October 31, and Sunday, November 1.  The much anticipated annual event raises money to continue DCCA's mission of cultural enrichment, supporting Arts in Education programming and presentations of professional performing artists right here in our community... read more
Vendors Sought for Horse Parade
Main Street Greenville is seeking vendors for this year’s Hometown Holiday Horse Parade, which will be held on Saturday, November 21st at 7 pm. Vendor spaces are available to non-profit organizations or church groups who would like to set-up a booth selling food during the parade. Interested organizations need to contact Main Street Greenville at 937-548-4998. Deadline for submission is Monday, November 2nd. Hurry, space is limited... read more
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Edison Community College… Edison Brings Peace Week Events to Campus
Held in conjunction with the Dayton Literary Peace Prize (DLPP), Edison State Community College’s English and Communications faculty will be hosting a week of peace-focused events beginning October 26. All Peace Week events will be held at Edison’s Piqua Campus and are free and open to the community. The week’s events include: Monday, October 26: The Diversity Discussion... read more
DCCA… Mad River Theater Works coming to local schools
Darke County Center for the Arts will present Mad River Theater Works performing John Henry for fourth through sixth grade students in all local public schools from October 26 through October 30. The second of DCCA's Arts In Education series, this production based on a well-known figure of American folklore uses storytelling, drama, and music to bring a legendary character to life. These shows are... read more
BRC Lunch to Go
Back by popular demand… Brethren Retirement Community’s Lunch to Go! It will be delivered to your office on Friday, Oct. 23 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. For details, download the flyer here.
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Cancer Association of Darke County … Annual Gospel Sing Nov. 8 at Memorial Hall
The public is invited to the annual Gospel Sing fundraiser held by the local cancer association.  Different groups will be performing that afternoon.  One of those groups:  The Lemon Family, from Greenville, has been singing together for quite some time.  Mike and Lori met in high school and after they were married, began singing together throughout... read more
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Edison Community College… Stagelight Players Present Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap
The Edison Stagelight Players will make their debut performance of Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap, from October 23 to November 1. All performances will be held in the Robinson Theater at the Piqua Campus. The Mousetrap is a popular murder mystery tale set in an English country house in 1952 that chronicles the story of a group of... read more
October blood drives update
Greenville Grace Church will partner with Community Blood Center in hosting a cancer awareness month blood drive Monday, Oct. 19 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at 4805 State Route 49.  Everyone who registers to donate will receive the “Every Donor Makes a Difference - Give Hope, Give Blood” t-shirt.  Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call 1-800-388-GIVE. St. Louis Catholic Church in North Star... read more
Help needed for the Candlelight Dinners on the Prairie
DCP Volunteers, Are you interested in assisting with the Candlelight Dinners on the Prairie in the Log House?   We are in need of volunteers to help cook over the hearth, serve food /beverages to the public and everything in-between!  We are also in need of food donations. The food donation needs are attached, please let me know if you can help donate anything.  The dates for the 2015 dinners are Saturday, October 24th and Saturday, November 7th... read more
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S.H.I.N.E. Family Fall Festival
On Sunday, Oct. 25, kids of all shapes and sizes dressed as princesses, cowboys and Superheroes will converge on EUM Worship Center for S.H.I.N.E., a community wide alternative to traditional Trick or Treat.  S.H.I.N.E. is short for Share His Incredible News Everywhere and is hosted by Children’s Ministry at EUM Church.  It’s a great way for kids and families from all over Darke County... read more
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Edison Community College… Art of Recovery showcase and reception
The Tri-County Board of Recovery and Mental Health Services, together with NAMI of Darke, Miami and Shelby Counties, cordially invite you to attend the Art of Recovery Reception Wednesday October 21 from 5:30 to 7PM in the Myers-Vacarro Art Gallery at Edison Community College in Piqua. The showcase includes a photo, “Recently Widowed,” by Ruth McDaniel of Greenville... read more
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Full Harvest Moon Hike at DCP
Autumn offers some of the absolute best hiking in Darke County. The bugs are nearly gone, humidity is a memory, the landscape is full of fantastic colors, and the crunch of leaves underfoot pleases the soul every step of the way! On October 26th at 7pm join a naturalist at Turkeyfoot Preserve at 40113 Bishop Road south of Greenville for the Full Harvest Moon Hike. Take in the beauty... read more
New Year’s Eve 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.  They are referred to as “scavengers,” devalued... read more
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“Fright Night” at the Library
Be prepared to be scared!  The Greenville Public Library’s second annual “Fright Night” haunted library will take place Halloween weekend on both Friday October 30th & Saturday October 31st from 7:00 to 10:00.  The Library will be closed at 3:00 on Friday and all day on Saturday. This event is being conducted by Gateway Youth with assistance from other community groups such as... read more
Greenville LWV to hold meeting on redistricting
Redistricting in Ohio has been a topic of study for the Ohio League of Women Voters for several years. On Thursday, October 22, at 7 p.m. in the Ohio State Extension Meeting Room at 603 Wagner Avenue, Greenville, the local LWV will share information and concerns regarding this important ballot issue. Bring a friend and questions about this issue and what it means for our area and our representation in state and... read more
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Main Street Greenville… Holiday Parade Accepting Entries Until 11/8!
The 12th Annual Hometown Holiday Horse Parade will be on Saturday, November 21st. Ohio Magazine readers voted our parade as the BEST in Ohio for 2015! We are now accepting entries for the parade. You can click below to submit your form... read more
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Edison Holds 5K in Honor of Professor
Edison State Community College’s 5K for a Cause will be held on Saturday, October 31, 2015, at the Piqua Campus. The race will be held in remembrance of long-time Edison professor Dawn Hines who passed away earlier this year. Edison’s 5K for a Cause is held annually to benefit community members in need. Proceeds from this year’s race will be donated to the Dawn Stinson Memorial Fund... read more
2015 Annual Fish Sale
The Darke Soil and Water Conservation District will be conducting their annual fish sale. We will be offering largemouth bass, bluegill, channel catfish, yellow perch, black crappie, redear sunfish, hybrid bluegill, white amur and minnows. Call the Darke Soil and Water Conservation for order forms and pricing. You can visit us online at darkeswcd.com or stop by the office at 1117 South Towne Court in Greenville. Orders must be received with payment... read more
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Library Host Composting Class
Join us for an informative presentation on “Composting “ by Dan Young on Thursday October 22nd from 6:30 to 7:30 in the upstairs meeting room.  Dan will discuss the benefits of using and creating your own compost to enhance soil condition and replenish nutrients to your garden and lawn.  He says “Give your soil that extra initiative to produce by adding organic compost.”  Refreshments will... read more
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Scholarships available for Edison’s Academy for Community Leadership series
The Edison Foundation’s Academy for Community Leadership (the Academy) begins its thirteenth program of classes on January 20, 2016 for those who serve as members and executive directors of not-for-profit boards. The classes are designed to help individuals make a difference on their boards and in their communities. Edison State Community College hosts the 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. sessions set... read more
Autism Spectrum support group to host October meetings
Darke County's autism spectrum disorder (ASD) support and resource group, ASD in the Darke, will meet Thursday, Oct. 15 at 7 pm. Meetings take place on the third Thursday of the month at 1123 Wayne Ave., Greenville, which used to be a church.  The group will host a sensory-friendly Halloween-themed meeting on Oct. 27, 7-9 pm also at 1123 Wayne Ave., Greenville. Guests are asked to bring a snack to share and their own drinks... read more
Darke County Solid Waste District… FREE 9-Volt Battery Exchange
We want to help keep you and your family safe, participate in the smoke detector battery exchange. Bring us your spent 9-volt battery and we’ll give you a new one!! Exchange your batteries on the following dates: Now - Nov 6, 2015 - City of Greenville Fire Dept. M-Th 8:00 am to 4:30 pm & Fri 8 am to 1 pm; Now— Nov 6, 2015 - Darke Co Solid Waste Dist. M—F 8:30 am to 4:00 p.m. Now— Nov 6, 2015... read more
Edison Community College… Event to Honor Seven Miami Valley World War II Veterans - Edison State Community College is hosting a special event to honor seven World War II (WWII) veterans at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, October 15. Admission is free and the public is invited to pay respect to these Miami Valley of Ohio veterans. The event will feature live music, photography of WWII era aircraft, Dayton Patriot Pin-Ups, Commendations from Speaker of the House, John Boehner, and special presentations from the Miami Valley... read more
Rumpke Brings Curbside Recycling To Darke County
DARKE COUNTY, Ohio, October 9, 2015—Rumpke Waste & Recycling is offering every other week, curbside recycling service at no additional charge to Rumpke customers living South of State Route 47 in Darke County, Ohio. The week of October 5 qualified residents received a mailer detailing their new recycling service. The mailer includes a list of acceptable recyclables and a collection schedule... read more
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Visit Walk-Through Colon at Darke County Health Fair
Wayne HealthCare is excited to partner with the Tina Kiser Cancer Concern Coalition and Southeastern Med from Cambridge, OH to exhibit the inflatable “Kiser Colon at the Darke County Health Fair on October 13th in the Youth Building at the Darke County Fairgrounds. The colon display will be in the Coliseum from 8:00am to 4:00pm. The 2015 Health... read more
CAP looking for new director
Community Action Partnership Greater Dayton Area Darke County Director:  This is a full-time, exempt position for Darke County. This person is the chief spokesperson for all programs in the County. Supervises all Program Coordinators.   Insures adherence at the County level with all reporting requirements.  Is responsible for program development and acquisition opportunities and coordinates with the Community Action Partnership office... read more
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Library's October’s Film… Cat People
In October the Greenville Public Library's “Third Floor Film Series” will be screening the suspenseful 1942 horror film Cat People. Librarian David Nilsen says ”As the autumn leaves fly around in the chilly darkness outside, attendees will watch a film that helped to elevate the horror genre from b-picture status to artistic legitimacy. “Directed by Jacques Tourneur, the film tells... read more
Tecumseh Trail: Free Family Fun
The crisp autumn breeze flows past you as you pedal your way to the next rest point. Bright reds and oranges crunch under your tires as other leaves float gently down around you. Ahead you spot a few of summer’s last Monarchs making their way south. All these experiences and more await you at the Tecumseh Trail Bike Trail. Here in your own backyard the Darke County Park District has provided residents and visitors alike... read more
Spookytown USA House Decorating Contest
Anyone and Everyone is eligible to enter the house decorating contest in Union City IN-OH.  There will be one first prize of $50.00 and one second prize of $25.00. Winners will be chosen based on originality and quality, not quantity of decorations.  Winners will be announced at the Halloween Parade. Entries will be accepted at the City Building or the Antique Mall until 4:30 PM Monday October 12th. The houses... read more
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Candlelight Dinners on the Prairie at DCP
The table is set, the servants 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... read more
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The Great Pumpkin Hunt at DCP
Pumpkins, pumpkins everywhere! Wander through the woods in search of fall’s most popular color, orange! Each pumpkin contains a special fall treat, but participants must answer some fall trivia questions to find the hidden goodies. Inside the Nature Center each child will get a pumpkin to paint and take home. Children are encouraged to wear... read more
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Darke County Center for the arts… Ghost Walk tickets on sale
Darke County Center for the Arts will continue a long-standing Halloween-season tradition when they host their twelfth annual Ghost Walk in Downtown Greenville on Friday, October 30, Saturday, October 31, and Sunday, November 1. Based on stories collected by Arcanum resident Rita Arnold which tell of local ghostly encounters, walks... read more
Edison holds open house for students and parents
Edison State Community College invites community members, area high school students and their parents to Explore Edison on Thursday, October 15 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Robinson Theater at the Piqua Campus. The open house event will showcase over thirty of the College’s academic programs. In addition to exploring Edison’s academic programs, attendees are invited to meet professors, tour state-of-the-art facilities, learn more... read more
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Still Time to Enter the DCP Photo Contest
Calling all amateur photographers! There are still a few more weeks to submit photos for the 2015 Darke County Park District Photo Contest. Get outside and capture the beauty of YOUR Darke County Parks! The winning photos submitted will be used to create a 2016 calendar. There are twelve Darke County Parks and twelve months in the year. The goal is to feature a different park each... read more
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DCCA Coffeehouse Series presents Adelee & Gentry
Darke County Center for the Arts will present Adelee and Gentry in concert at The Bistro Off Broadway on Thursday, October 29; the show begins at 7 p.m. The sisters from West Alexandria who have become rising stars on the Nashville music scene are part of DCCA's Coffeehouse Series which offers high quality artists performing in an inviting, comfortable setting where food and drink... read more
Multiple entities host Cancer Awareness Blood Drives
Bradford High School will host a community blood drive Monday, Oct. 12 from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the school auditorium, 750 Railroad Ave.  Everyone who registers to donate will receive the Community Blood Center (CBC) “Every Donor Makes a Difference - Give Hope, Give Blood” cancer awareness t-shirt.  Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com... 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. 16, and continuing through March 24, 2016. There will be no walking during Christmas... read more
Darke County Parks… Volunteer Opportunities for October 2015
DCP Volunteers, Below are the volunteer opportunities we have planned for the month of October.  Please let me know if you are available to assist with any of the projects/ tasks. Early Morning Discovery Hike -- Join a Naturalist at 8AM on Tuesday mornings and hike the trails to see who calls Darke County Parks their home. Volunteer Trail Educators Needed -- Do you enjoy working with children? If so, sign up and join us to help with a visiting... read more
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Oliver Photography at Library
On October 16th and October 17th from 9:00 to 4:00 the community is invited to the Greenville Public Library to view and purchase photographs from the collection of Jim Oliver.  The collection consists of portraits of individuals, families & pets, landscapes, aerial shots, landmarks, past local businesses, and historic prints. This wide variety of photos will be available with no minimum price... read more
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