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DCCA presents unique performance for junior high students
Darke County Center for the Arts will present AudioBody in an Arts In Education performance for junior high students on Wednesday, December 14 and Thursday, December 15 at St. Clair Memorial Hall in Greenville. The second of DCCA's 2016-2017 season of Arts In Education programs which are presented free of charge to students in all grades of each... read more
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Early Morning Discovery Hike Winter Schedule Change
The Darke County Park District invites the public to join them every first and third Tuesday mornings at 8am at Shawnee Prairie Preserve for their Early Morning Discovery Hikes. These hikes allow adults a chance to watch the seasons change and to discover the many life forms in their own backyard. Invigorating winter morning... read more
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ASP looking for qualified tutors
Empowering Darke County Youth is looking for qualified adults to work in its After School Program. Individuals must love kids and be experienced working with youngsters, typically K-6. Most need help in homework while others need help with their basic skills such as reading, writing and math. Empowering’s After School Program meets... read more
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Coyote Howl at December Park P.A.L.S.
Darke County Park District invites children in kindergarten through 2nd grade to join them on December 10th from 10am to 12pm to explore coyotes during Park P.A.L.S! Explore the world of Ohio’s largest wild canine! Students are encouraged to bring their sense of adventure as they learn how these predators fit in to the ecosystem and... read more
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Donors can be ‘a force for good’ with Star Wars Rogue T-shirt
Community Blood Center is thanking donors for being “a force for good” with the “Rogue Blood Donor – A Story of Hope” Star Wars inspired t-shirt, free to everyone who registers to donate.  Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call 1-800-388-GIVE. The Star Wars saga, a favorite science fiction... read more
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Naturally Fit Series with DCP
Darke County Parks is hosting a series of fitness programs called Naturally Fit occurring the fourth Monday of every month. Everyone wants to lead healthier lives and spend more time outdoors. However, workout machines aren’t always environmentally friendly, and gyms aren’t very exciting. Besides, sometimes life just... read more
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DCCA presents A Christmas Carol at St. Clair Memorial Hall
Darke County Center for the Arts will present Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol at Henry St. Clair Memorial Hall in Greenville on Saturday, December 17 at 8 p.m. According to DCCA Artistic Director Keith Rawlins, the beloved tale of redemption and joy will be performed by the National Touring Company of the North County Center for the Arts, which... read more
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Farm Management School to be Offered in Darke County, From Sam Custer
According to AgWeek, “the most recent U.S. Department of Agriculture statistics show that the number of farmers ages 25 to 34 is growing nationwide. That’s the result of strong crop prices from 2007 to 2013, which generated higher farm income and gave young would-be farmers a better chance to support themselves and their families. Young farmers and... read more
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DCCA presents something completely different
Darke County Center for the Arts will present high-tech comedy musical act AudioBody at Henry St. Clair Memorial Hall in Greenville at 7 p.m. on Thursday, December 15. According to DCCA Artistic Director Keith Rawlins, the performance is difficult to describe and the artists almost impossible to label. “This show is part of our intimate Coffeehouse Series... read more
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Katie Gabbard at Library
Katie Gabbard from The Ivy League will present “Home for the Holidays” at the Greenville Public Library on Thursday December 8 at 6:30 p.m.  Join us as Katie shares her techniques to help you discover the joys of decking the halls.  She says “Use the heart of your home to decorate for the holiday season.”  For more information on Katie... read more
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Pete the Cat at the Library
Every kid's favorite groovy blue cat will make a rockin’ appearance at the Greenville Public Library on Saturday December 3rd from 2:00-4:00.  There will be Pete the Cat themed games, snacks, and crafts set up. Pete will hang out, mingle,  and pose for pictures! The popular Pete the Cat book series is written by Eric Litwin and illustrated... read more
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Garst Museum Holiday Open House
Garst Museum’s annual Holiday Open House will be held on Sunday, December 4 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The public is cordially invited to attend. Everyone can tour the museum and the National Annie Oakley Center at no charge on this one afternoon. Highlights of the afternoon include live seasonal music, light refreshments and beautiful... read more
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DCCA Artists Series presents "A Christmas Carol"
Darke County Center for the Arts will present Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol at Henry St. Clair Memorial Hall in Greenville on Saturday, December 17 at 8 p.m. According to DCCA Artistic Director Keith Rawlins, the beloved tale of redemption and joy will be performed by the National Touring Company of the North County Center... read more
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DCP Walkin’ in a Winter Wonderland Coming Soon
This holiday season join Darke County Parks for an evening stroll through the winter wonderland on Saturday, December 3rd from 6 to 9pm at Shawnee Prairie Preserve! There will be over 350 luminaries lighting the way along the wooded trails, allowing for a peaceful winter’s night in nature. As families hike along the illuminated trail toward... read more
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Matt Light featured at Garst Museum
Local hometown hero Matt Light, is featured in a seasonal exhibit case at Garst Museum.  See a couple of his jerseys, learn about some stats of his awards and games played.  This exhibit will be available through football season.  Garst Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday, for complete hours see www.garstmuseum.com. Garst Museum’s permanent features include... read more
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EUM Church… DivorceCare – Surviving the Holidays
Help and hope as you navigate the Christmas season - Wondering how you will survive the weeks surrounding Thanksgiving and Christmas? Are you dreading these holidays, knowing that everything has changed and that happy memories from past years can’t be recreated? The Surviving the Holidays seminar is especially for... read more
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Roasting John Marchal
After over 20 years of service, John Marchal is retiring as Chairman of the Darke County Historical Society. Please come to roast or honor John on Thursday, December 1, 2016, at Montage, Greenville. Gathering time is 6:00 to 6:30 p.m. Dinner will be at 6:30, with the Roast to follow. There will be a cash bar. The cost for the event is $35.00 per person... read more
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Winter Tree ID Workshop at DCP
Trees are all around, yet many do not know a maple from an oak. As many trees lose their leaves in the winter months, this only adds to the difficulty. Join a naturalist on Saturday, November 26th at 10am at Shawnee Prairie Preserve Nature Center for an informative program to learn how to identify a tree in the winter months through... read more
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Peace Week Brings Award-Winning Author to Edison State
Held in conjunction with the Dayton Literary Peace Prize (DLPP), Edison State Community College’s English Department is hosting Peace Week at the Piqua Campus. The week will culminate with a visit from the 2016 DLPP nonfiction award-winner, Susan Southard on Thursday, November 17 in the Robinson Theater at 12 p.m. During her visit, author Susan Southard will discuss her award-winning... read more
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Orienteering for November Jr. Naturalists
Darke County Parks invites students in grades 3-6 to join them for the Jr. Naturalists program on Saturday, November 19th from 9:30am to 12pm at Shawnee Prairie Preserve on St. Rt. 502 west of Greenville. A compass and map can take you anywhere if you know how to use them. From the cardinal and ordinal directions, to degrees, to taking... read more
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Hometown Holiday Horse Parade returns for 13th year
GREENVILLE, Ohio - It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The 2016 Hometown Holiday Horse Parade returns on Saturday, November 19th at 7 pm in downtown Greenville!  This annual tradition in Darke County has kicked off the holiday season for the downtown district the past 13 years! The 2016 Grand Marshal will be Dean and... read more
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Edison State Hosts RN to BSN Information Fair
Edison State Community College is hosting a Registered Nurse (RN) to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Information Fair on Friday, November 18, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Emerson Center at the Piqua Campus. Current nursing students and practicing nurses are invited to learn about the opportunities available to them in pursuing... read more
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Tracking and Blood-Trailing 101 at DCP
Deer season is in full swing and gun season is almost upon us. It’s time to dust off those old tracking skills. Join a naturalist on Saturday, November 19th at 2pm at Shawnee Prairie Preserve on St. Rt. 502 just west of Greenville for a great refresher course. Whether you’re a hunter or just enjoy investigating tracks, you are practicing... read more
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Shop Downtown Greenville to Win
GREENVILLE, Ohio- Shoppers can earn chances to win over $2,500 in merchandise and gift certificates through “Win the Window”, the 3rd annual shop local campaign presented by Main Street Greenville and sponsored by Second National Bank. "This promotion was created to encourage and remind people to shop local during the holiday season... read more
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Pictures with Santa Claus
Get your Pet's Picture taken with SANTA CLAUS on Saturday, November 19th, 2016 from 10am to 2pm at Greenville Walmart in the Garden Center. The “Darke County Friends of the Shelter”, a 501c3 organization will be taking pictures of your companion animals with Santa Claus. This is a fun time for everyone to enjoy and is your chance... read more
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Project FeederWatch at DCP
Calling all birders! Join Darke County Park District, and participate in Project FeederWatch, every Tuesday and Wednesday from 9:30-11:30am. This is a unique citizen science program organized by Cornell University which studies winter bird populations. Observations from here in Darke County may be used in scientific journals... read more
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A Night Out with the Wavaires
GREENVILLE, OH (November 7, 2016) – The Greenville High School Vocal Music Department proudly presents “A Night Out with The Wavaires,” Friday, November 18, 7:00 p.m. at St. Clair Memorial Hall. Reserve and general admission seats are available this year. Tickets are now on sale at The Flower Patch, 104 Rhoades... read more
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Good Ole Boy Comedy Comes to Edison State
Good Ole Boy Comedy returns to Edison State Community College’s Piqua campus on Friday, November 18 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. for a night of family fun. This side–splitting performance is open to the community and offered free of charge. Often compared to the comedic superstars from the Blue Collar Comedy Tour, the group’s act is a... read more
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Local Civil War History and Uniform Donation Focus of Garst Museum’s Next Free Event
On Saturday, November 12, this year’s Garst Museum Veterans Day program will feature guest speaker Dr. Edward Haas, Professor of History at Wright State University. Dr. Haas will discuss the importance of the local area’s contribution to the Civil War. The program will also highlight the donation of the Civil War uniform of Captain J.C. Ullery. CPT Ullery was commander of Company G... read more
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Greenville Library Open House
Hundreds of cookies, punch and even Library appropriate bookworms will be served to patrons and guests at the annual Greenville Public Library Open House on Saturday, December 10 from 10 am to 2 pm, sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Mr. and Mrs. Clause will be the highlight of the event for the little folk who can tell Santa... read more
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Last 2016 ‘Art at the Mill’ exhibit opens November 11
The final “Art At the Mill” exhibit of this year will feature pottery by The Millrace Potters along with the creative photographs of Margie McCullough and fascinating multi-media paintings byher husband James. The exhibit opens with an artists' reception at historic Bear's Mill on Friday, November 11. Entitled “Seen and Unthrown”, the display... read more
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Free Super Show Brings Mind-Bending Performers to Edison State
Edison State Community College will bring two masters of illusions and mind tricks to the Piqua Campus on Monday, November 14, at 6:30 p.m. for an evening of performances that will entertain and astound audiences of all ages. The event is open to the community and is being offered free of charge. Award-winning "Master of... read more
The Darke County Genealogical Society
The Darke County Genealogical Society has rescheduled their Nov. 6 meeting to Sunday, Nov. 13, at 2:00 p.m.  at Garst Museum.
First Family Inductions and the Tony Seiler award presentation will occur as well as election of officers.  The Society will also be holding their annual Christmas celebration.  Members, please bring food to share.  The meeting is open to the public.  For more information call 937-548-8295.
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Celebrate “The Cowboy Way” with DCCA
When Darke County Center for the Arts presents Riders in the Sky performing their Salute to Roy Rogers, King of the Cowboys, at Henry St. Clair Memorial Hall in Greenville on Saturday, November 12, audience members will be given the opportunity to own a very special memento of that performance which begins at 8 p.m. “Our poster promoting.... read more
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Owl Be Seeing You at November Park P.A.L.S.
Darke County Park District invites children in kindergarten through 2nd grade to join them on November 12th from 6pm to 8pm to explore owls during Park P.A.L.S! During this special night time edition of Park P.A.L.S., join a naturalist to explore the forest after dark in search of owls. Participants will listen to the owls distinct calls, and.... read more
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Edison State... Thienn Snipps to Perform During Korean War Veteran Program
Korean War Era veterans of the Miami Valley will be honored on Thursday, November 10, beginning at 11:30 a.m. in the Robinson Theater at Edison State Community College. The seven-member barbershop group, Thienn Snipps, led by former Edison State Professor and Vietnam veteran Larry Dragosavac, will honor the veterans by.... read more
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Library Film Features The Big Heat
The Big Heat was one of the most intense and gritty noir films made during the genre’s two decade prime.  Arriving in the latter half of that era (roughly 1941-1959), the film displayed the moral ambiguity and unflinching violence that the neo-noirs of the late twentieth century would eventually cash in on. The film follows Dave Bannion, a... read more
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CBC… Celebrate fall with ‘Buckeye Strong’ coffee tumbler
The “Buckeye Strong Blood Donor” ceramic coffee tumbler is a warm gift to everyone who registers to donate.  Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call 1-800-388-GIVE. CBC is celebrating the fall season and college football with the “Buckeye Strong Blood Donor” ceramic tumbler with... read more
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16th Annual “Warm Winter Wear for Darke County Children”
The employees of the Darke County Sheriff’s Office, through the support of Sheriff Toby L. Spencer, and in conjunction with local law enforcement, fire, and emergency medical professionals have announced plans to host the 16th annual “Warm Winter Wear for Darke County Children” program. Thanks to generous donations from caring individuals... read more
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First Presbyterian Church Thanksgiving Dinner
Come share Thanksgiving dinner with our community family on Thanksgiving Day, November 24th, from 11:30 to 1:00.  Don’t settle for a TV dinner alone when you can join others in this free family meal with “all the trimmings”!  First Presbyterian Church at 114 E. Fourth Street invites you to share Thanksgiving blessings with us.  Besides the... read more
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Music therapist Pearson to speak at Power Over Parkinson’s
Versailles Health Care Center is pleased to invite the community to its monthly event for people with Parkinson’s Disease and their families! Power Over Parkinson’s meets monthly to empower, socialize, and learn.  The November guest speaker will be Amy Pearson.  She is a Board Certified Music Therapist with State of the Heart Care.  Music... read more
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EUM Church Star Seekers Christmas Shop
EUM Church of Greenville is excited to announce a Christmas shop for eligible families to purchase gifts for their children at minimal prices.  For $6 per child, ages birth through 12 years, parents may purchase toys of a much higher value.  Tickets may be purchased the day of the event to select gifts for $1, $2 and $3.  Families must live in Darke County and meet eligibility guidelines... read more
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“Wrap Up an Organized Holiday” at Library
Do you look forward to the holidays but also dread having too much to do! Then you'll want to be at the Greenville Public Library on Wednesday November 9th at 6:30 pm when Olive the Compassionate Organizer will share organizing solutions that will help you celebrate and enjoy the holiday season. Olive will help you: Set realistic limits; Simplify... read more
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First Friday features free indoor movie
Didn’t get tickets for Main Street Greenville’s sold out Chocolate Walk event for November’s First Friday? No worries, they have a FREE bonus event for all to enjoy! Head to Greenville First United Methodist Church on Friday, November 4th for a free showing of the movie UP. The church is located at 202 W. 4th Street in downtown Greenville... read more
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Candy Striper Program Offered at Wayne HealthCare
Wayne HealthCare will resume offering volunteer opportunities for students at least 16 years of age. Student volunteers will have the opportunity to work with various departments within the hospital to welcome patients and visitors; assist with delivery of care and support staff.  The program orientation will be held on Wednesday... read more
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Early Morning Discovery Hike
The Darke County Park District invites the public to join them every Tuesday morning at 8am at Shawnee Prairie Preserve for their Early Morning Discovery Hikes. These hikes allow adults a chance to watch the seasons change and to discover the many life forms in their own backyard. Invigorating autumn morning air makes this a great time to... read more
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Korean War Veterans to be Honored
Korean War Era veterans of the Miami Valley will be honored on Thursday, November 10, beginning at 11:30 a.m. in the Robinson Theater at Edison State Community College. The public is invited to pay tribute to these heroes, and admission is free. The Piqua VFW Post 4874 will provide lunch for all guests beginning at 11:30 a.m., while Thienn Snipps, led... read more
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Towhees and Tombstones with DCP
On All Saints Day, November 1st at 5:30pm, join Darke County Parks at Greenville Union Cemetery to pay respect to local history and to check out a birding hotspot. From philanthropist Fred Coppock to the county’s early pioneers and from six US Congressmen to the only man ever legally hanged in Darke County, these names have... read more
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Darke County Solid Waste… Free 9-Volt Battery Exchange
We want to help keep you and your family safe, participate in the smoke detector battery exchange. Bring us your spent 9-volt battery. Limit 5 per Darke Co Address. Exchange your batteries on the following dates: Oct 1 - Nov 6, 2016, City of Greenville Fire Dept., M-Th 8:00 am to 4:30 pm & Fri 8 am to 1 pm, Oct 1— Nov 6, 2016, Darke Co Solid... read more
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EUM Church… Engage Discipleship Summit featuring Wounds That Heal
God is not distant or aloof. On the contrary, through the ministry of Jesus, God enters our painful situations to bring healing and redemption. Balancing sound biblical exposition with sensitive pastoral care, Dr. Stephen Seamands, author of the book Wounds That Heal, examines the profound implications of Jesus' crucifixion for our healing and... read more
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DCCA announces Ghost Walk Tour Guides and Actors
Darke County Center for the Arts' thirteenth annual Ghost Walk on Friday, October 28, Saturday, October 29, and Sunday, October 30 will feature costumed tour guides who lead participants to haunted sites in downtown Greenville as well as actors who will portray characters involved in the ghostly tales. Tour guides include Michael Bitner, Marilyn Delk, Tim Nealeigh, and Keith Rawlins... read more
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Beggars' Night and Halloween Parade
Brought to you by Main Street Greenville, The Early Bird, downtown Greenville businesses, and surrounding local businesses. On Thursday, October 27th, downtown Greenville will be transformed into a trail of Halloween treats for elementary school aged children. The Early Bird, Main Street Greenville and downtown businesses are pleased to... read more
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Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy to begin at Edison State
The Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy at Edison State Community College is now accepting applications for the 21-week program that will prepare students for a career in law enforcement. Students of the program will meet for six days each week beginning in January and, upon successful completion, will graduate from the program... read more
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Cancer Assn of Darke County… Gospel Sing set for Nov. 6
Cancer Association of Darke County will hold their annual Gospel Sing on November 6 at St. Clair Memorial Hall in Greenville at 3 pm.  Fair Haven Quartet and Everett Gates along with several others will be sharing their message in song during that time. Admission is free with a freewill offering.  Refreshments will be served along with... read more
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Naturally Fit Series with DCP
Darke County Parks is hosting a series of fitness programs called Naturally Fit occurring the fourth Monday of every month. Everyone wants to lead healthier lives and spend more time outdoors. However, workout machines aren’t always environmentally friendly, and gyms aren’t very exciting. Besides, sometimes life just gets in the way! Use.... read more
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Helping the Monarch Butterfly
You may have heard the plight of the Monarch Butterfly over the last few years. With their wintering grounds in peril from logging, weather, and human encroachment. There are ways that we can help, even in Darke County. Starting on September 1st thru October 30st The Darke County Soil and Water Conservation District has.... read more
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Fall Hiking Series: Sunrise Hike
The air is turning crisp, and mosquitoes are a thing of the past. It’s time to hike! We are entering one of the best times to get out doors, and Darke County Parks has a variety of walking programs to offer. On October 28th at 7:30am join a naturalist at Shawnee Prairie Preserve on St. Rt. 502 just west of Greenville for an early walk in the.... read more
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Bats at October Park P.A.L.S.
Darke County Park District invites children in kindergarten through 2nd grade to join them on October 29th from 10am to noon to explore bats during Park P.A.L.S! With Halloween myths and everyday legends, the bat has a wicked reputation. Come learn why bats are actually beneficial and what we can do to help keep them in our backyards. Explore.... read more
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Private Pesticide Applicator Workshops, From Sam Custer
OSU Extension, Darke County - Do you need to become a licensed private applicator?? Are you applying restricted-use pesticides to your land to produce an agricultural commodity? Are you applying restricted-use pesticides to grain bins, ponds or around livestock on your farm? If “yes”, then you NEED to become a licensed private applicator. Licensing is... read more
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Riders in the Sky return to Greenville for two performances
Darke County Center for the Arts will present America's favorite cowboys, Riders In the Sky, for two performances at Henry St. Clair Memorial Hall in Greenville on Saturday, November 12 and Sunday, November 13. The Saturday show is a salute to Roy Rogers, and features film clips of Roy's greatest moments on screen as... read more
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The Edison Stagelight Players Present Arsenic & Old Lace
The Edison Stagelight Players (ESP) will present Arsenic & Old Lace by Joseph Kesselring and directed by Emily Beisner. The performances will be held October 28 through November 6 in the Robinson Theater at Edison State Community College's Piqua Campus. Arsenic & Old Lace revolves around the Brewster family, which is bursting with... read more
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Inspirational concert from the Cancer Association
The Southern-Aires have been signing southern gospel music since 1955.  They have traveled to many states and several foreign countries singing the “good news.”  They were the very first southern gospel group to hold a concert in Jerusalem, Israel in 1970. The group personnel consists of veterans, Darrel and Wanda Webb, who have been... read more
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Chicken Dance opens DCCA’s Family Theatre Season
Darke County Center for the Arts will open their 2016-2017 Family Theatre Season at Versailles Performing Arts Center, 280 Marker Road, on Sunday, November 6 with ArtsPower National Touring Theatre's production of Chicken Dance. Based on the award winning book by Kansas farm girl turned children's book author Tammi Sauer... read more
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“Fright Night” at Library
Join us on Friday October 21st for everyone’s favorite “Fright Night” at the Greenville Public Library.  Take the haunted tour through the Library any time between 7:00 - 10:00 pm for $5.00 a person.  This event is in collaboration with Gateway Youth and all proceeds go to supporting their non-profit program.  See gatewayyouthprograms... read more
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Butterfly Monitoring Every Friday at DCP
Darke County Parks needs help! Butterfly habitat is declining, and scientists need to monitor their populations very closely. Every Friday at 2pm from now through the end of October, join a naturalist to hike a pre-set path and record all the butterflies observed. These numbers will then be sent on to the Ohio Lepidopterists for scientific study. There’s no need to be an expert. A staff member... read more
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Edison State Brings Comedian to Campus for Free Show
Edison State Community College brings comedian and singer–songwriter, Evan Wecksell to the Piqua Campus on Thursday, October 20 at 12 p.m. in the Cafeteria. This side–splitting performance is open to the community and is being offered free of charge. Often compared to comedic superstars Adam Sandler and Stephen Lynch, Evan’s act is a blend of comedy and music that celebrates the college... read more
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TV Show(s) Update… Blood, Sweat & Pig’s Ears
The DIY Network, Wed., Oct. 19th, 7-11pm - We're on the schedule for this Wednesday, October 19th on the DIY Network from 7pm to 11pm.  The first 6 episodes are the re-airing of American Rehab Charleston.  This is the Country Victorian project (also known as The TV House) that originally premiered on August 28, 2014. The two brand... read more
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Art of Recovery Artists Reception & Open House
The Tri-County Board of Recovery and Mental Health Services, together with NAMI | Darke, Miami and Shelby Counties, cordially invite you to attend the Art of Recovery Artists Reception and Open House Wednesday October 19 from 5:30 to 7PM in the Myers-Vacarro Art Gallery at Edison Community College in Piqua. Art of Recovery showcases... read more
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Fire Starting Basics at DCP
Join Darke County Parks to re-learn the crucial and very basic skill of fire starting without matches. On Thursday October 20th at 6pm the parks welcome Rob Simpson of the local Canteen Shop back to Shawnee Prairie Preserve for this hands-on workshop. During the program, he will introduce a variety of techniques for starting fire and... read more
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Fall Hiking Series: Full Harvest Moon Hike
The air is turning crisp, and mosquitoes are a thing of the past. It’s time to hike! We are entering one of the best times to get out doors, and Darke County Parks has a variety of walking programs to offer. On October 18th at 8pm join a naturalist at Routzong Preserve on Routzong Rd. just north of St. Rt. 571 to enjoy the full harvest... read more
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Fright Night Coming!
Again this year, the Gateway Youth Program with the help of the Greenville Public Library is planning their annual “FRIGHT NIGHT” haunted library fundraiser.  The haunting will be on October 21 at the Greenville Public Library at 520 Sycamore Street between 7:00 to 10:00 pm. The library is a wonderful enlightening place during the day... read more
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Prairie Days T-Shirts Available
Before the 2016 Prairie Days becomes a distant memory, get a Prairie Days T-shirt. The Friends of the Darke County Parks are still offering their commemorative t-shirts for the parks’ biggest festival of the year. The cotton blend shirt is gray with black lettering and comes in youth sizes small, medium, and large; and adult sizes small, medium... read more
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Library Film Series Features The Birds  
The Birds (1963) is perhaps the strangest film Alfred Hitchcock ever made, or at least the most unlikely. Though the film’s tension comes more from suspense than horror, placing the narrative in the British director’s wheelhouse, it’s still an odd choice for Hitchcock. While it’s not the only quasi-horror film he ever made (Psycho has to... read more
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Edison State Holds 5K to Benefit Seth Bishop
Edison State Community College’s 5K for a Cause will be held on Saturday, October 29, 2016, at the Piqua Campus. The race is held annually to benefit community members in need. This year’s race will benefit Seth Bishop, of Sidney, Ohio, with his fight against cancer. Diagnosed with testicular cancer in June of this year, Bishop’s cancer has spread... read more
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Outdoor Author Tom Petkewitz to Speak at Garst
On Sunday, October 16 at 2:00 pm, Garst Museum will kick off its annual Speaker Series with a talk by outdoorsman Tom Petkewitz. He will speak about his new book, From Outdoors Past: A Journey Through Time and Select Territory. The book is a collection of photos and stories about fishing and hunting artifacts from the Western Ohio... read more
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Beggars’ Night and Halloween Parade returns to Downtown Greenville
GREENVILLE, Ohio- On Thursday, October 27th, downtown Greenville will be transformed into a trail of Halloween treats for elementary school aged children. The Early Bird/BlueBag Media, Main Street Greenville and downtown businesses are pleased to bring this safe Halloween event to the community! There are many ways to join in the fun, including a costume contest and costume parade... read more
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Ghost Walk tickets on sale
Darke County Center for the Arts will continue a long-standing Halloween-season tradition when they host their thirteenth annual Ghost Walk in Downtown Greenville on Friday, October 28, Saturday, October 29, andSunday, October 30. Based on stories collected by Arcanum resident Rita Arnold which tell of local ghostly encounters, walks... read more
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The Great Pumpkin Hunt at DCP
Pumpkins, pumpkins everywhere! Looking for an alternative to scary Halloween events? The Great Pumpkin Hunt is fun for the whole family. Spend the afternoon wandering through the woods at Shawnee Prairie Preserve on a scavenger hunt filled with tons of fall goodies. Inside the nature center each child will get a pumpkin to paint... read more
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EUM… SHINE – a Halloween Alternative
Families throughout Darke County are invited to EUM’s annual fall festival—SHINE (Sharing His Incredible News Everywhere) on Sunday, October 23, 2016 from 4:00—7:00 pm at the Worship Center. This year families will be “Finding Jesus” as they journey through story stations that share messages of hope and joy found... read more
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“Meet the Ghosts of Ohio” at Library
James Willis invites you to "Meet the Ghosts of Ohio" on Wednesday, October 19th, at 6:00 p.m. in the Greenville Public Library’s third floor meeting room.  James is a paranormal researcher and author of over a dozen books including Ohio’s Historic Haunts: Investigating the Paranormal in the Buckeye State, The Big Book Of Ohio Ghost... read more
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Free Darke County Health Fair October 11
“Be Well At Every Age” - GREENVILLE, OHIO, October 6, 2016 – The 42nd annual Darke County Health Fair is Tuesday, October 11 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Darke County Fairground Youth Building, located at 800 Sweitzer Street in Greenville.  The Darke County Health Fair is free and open to the public. The fair will offer free health... read more
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Sled Dog racing champion opens DCCA’s Arts in Education Series
Darke County Center for the Arts will present the first performance of their 2016-2017 Arts In Education Series during the week of October 10 when sled dog racing champion and educator Tasha Stielstra performs her program "Pulling Together" for fourth through sixth graders in all local public schools.  In addition to providing  hands-on... read more
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American Red Cross Seeking Volunteers to Fulfill Humanitarian Services
Training classes available for a variety of roles - GREENVILLE, OH (Sept. 29, 2016) - The Northern Miami Valley Ohio Red Cross is seeking volunteers to help the organization fulfill its humanitarian mission. It is specifically looking for those interested in serving in one of three particular areas, and is offering free training in those areas during October... read more
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League of Women Voters Candidates Night
The League of Women Voters of Darke County is again sponsoring a Candidates Forum on Monday, October 10 from 7:00 – 8:30 PM.  Located at the American Legion Hall, Ohio St., in Greenville , the non-partisan forum will focus on the contested races for Darke County Commissioner and Darke County Prosecuting Attorney... read more
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Accepting Entries for the 13th Annual Hometown Holiday Horse Parade
GREENVILLE, Ohio- Voted best parade by the readers of Ohio Magazine in 2015, Main Street Greenville is busy preparing for the 13th Annual Hometown Holiday Horse Parade! The parade will take place the weekend before Thanksgiving  on Saturday, November 19th. The lighted horse parade event boasts 90+ entries and brings an... read more
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Main Street Greenville… First Friday: Live Music
Friday, October 7th --  The temperature may have dropped, but downtown Greenville will continue to offer a full calendar of events for all to enjoy! The fun will continue during the October First Friday: Live Music event on Friday, October 7th from 6-9 pm. During the evening, nine musicians will perform in different locations throughout the district. Some will be hosted inside businesses... read more
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Safety Class Coming to EUM Church
EUM Church is hosting an outreach program called Beware / Be Aware on Sunday, October 9 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm. This event is free and open to the public and will be held at 111 Devor Street in Greenville. Debb Summers and Brenda Glunt will be speaking about personal safety and self awareness. Debb has taught Refuse to be a Victim classes and is an NRA basic pistol instructor... read more
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Alien Arrangements at DCP
Shawnee Prairie is no stranger to invasive plants, also known as aliens. The woods, wetlands, and prairies are home to teasel, honeysuckle, creeper, garlic mustard, and more. Parks and preserves spend countless hours trying to control the spread of these alien plants. On Saturday, October 8th at 10am at Shawnee Prairie Preserve, Darke... read more
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VHCC speech therapist to present to Power Over Parkinson’s Group
Versailles Health Care Center is pleased to invite the community to its monthly event for people with Parkinson’s Disease and their families! Power Over Parkinson’s meets monthly to empower, socialize, and learn.  The topic for October will be Dysphagia – Swallowing Disorders and will be presented by Versailles Health Care Center... read more
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“Feed Darke County” Food Drive Begins
The Fish Choice Pantry has begun its annual “Feed Darke County” food drive, which kicked off at the Illumination Festival held at the Darke County Fairgrounds on September 17. According to Fish Director Kristy Cutarelli, donations are sorely needed to fill pantry shelves which have thus far this year served almost 1800 households... read more
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Community Blood Center… Celebrate fall with ‘Buckeye Strong’ coffee tumbler
DAYTON, Ohio – Area sponsors will host Community Blood Center blood drives throughout October.  The “Buckeye Strong Blood Donor” ceramic coffee tumbler is a warm gift to everyone who registers to donate.  Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call 1-800-388-GIVE. CBC is celebrating... read more
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Floating for Colors with DCP
Darke County Parks is going to try for one more float for the 2016 season. On Friday, October 7th from 11am to 5pm join naturalists at Shawnee Prairie Preserve west of Greenville on St. Rt. 502 for an exciting autumn paddle. After meeting at the Nature Center, participants will carpool to Lake Loramie State Park. Once there, everyone... read more
Fall Ice Cream Social at Union City
Trinity Lutheran Church on Monday, October 10th - Trinity Lutheran Church in Union City will have its annual Ice Cream Social as a Fall Event onMonday, October 10th from 4:30 to 7:30.  This event is open to the public and we invite all of our family and friends to attend.  It is guaranteed that you enjoy a good meal, ice cream, desserts and plenty of social time with family, friends and neighbors.  Trinity is located at 1470 St. Rt. 28.  Since it is harvest season, carry out will be available to deliver supper to the fields if needed.  Everyone is welcome at Trinity Lutheran Church - we hope to see you there.
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State of the Heart Children’s Grief Group
State of the Heart will be hosting a children’s Grief Support Group for any child ages 6-12 who is grieving the loss of a loved one.    There need be no association with hospice and the sessions are free.  This group will meet on Tuesdays starting October 4 and continue until November 1.  Meets will take place in State of the Heart’s Darke... read more
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Butterfly Monitoring Every Friday at DCP
Darke County Parks needs help! Butterfly habitat is declining, and scientists need to monitor their populations very closely. Every Friday at 2pm from now through October, join a naturalist to hike a pre-set path and record all the butterflies observed. These numbers will then be sent on to the Ohio Lepidopterists for scientific study. There... read more
Ag. Breakfast Meeting
Ag. Breakfast Meeting, Thursday, October 6, 7:30am, Brethren Retirement Center's Cafeteria, Greenville (Enter through the Center's main doors under the awning, and follow the signs to the cafeteria.) For your calendar: the following month’s meeting will be November 3, 2016. Sam Custer - Extension Educator, Agriculture & Natural Resources.
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Brass Quintet opens DCCA’s Coffeehouse Series
Darke County Center for the Arts will open their 2016-2017 Coffeehouse Series season with Mirari Brass Quintet performing on Thursday, October 13 at Montage Cafe in downtown Greenville. According to DCCA Artistic Director Keith Rawlins, the ensemble performs a dynamic mix of genres that delights audiences of all ages. “Mirari Brass... read more
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Naturally Fit Series with DCP
Darke County Parks is hosting a series of fitness programs called Naturally Fit occurring the fourth Monday of every month. Everyone wants to lead healthier lives and spend more time outdoors. However, workout machines aren’t always environmentally friendly, and gyms aren’t very exciting. Besides, sometimes life just gets... read more
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Sweetheart Gala Helps Build Homes
Destination Known Missions Ministry of EUM Church in Greenville, Ohio is in its eleventh year partnering with the Potter’s House Association in Guatemala. Over the years, teams from EUM Church have built sixteen homes for families that live in the garbage dump shanty communities. They have visited countless families in their homes to... read more
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GHS Vocal Music Department presents Fall Concert – Believe
GREENVILLE - The Greenville High School Vocal Music Fall Concert will be held on Tuesday, October 4 at 7:00 pm at St. Clair Memorial Hall. All seats are general admission for only $5. Tickets may be purchased prior to the concert in the choir room at Greenville High School from 7:30-11:30 am, Monday -Friday. Tickets... read more
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Pottery and enhanced photos on display at Bear’s Mill
“Art At the Mill” will feature teapots and other vessels created by The Millrace Potters along with the mixed media photographic overlays created by Celina resident Virginia Burroughs at their upcoming art exhibit opening with an artists' reception at historic Bear's Mill on Friday, October 7. Entitled “Autumn Brews,” the display in the Mill's Clark... read more
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Team Building Workshop Offered at Edison State
The Edison Foundation's Academy for Community Leadership in partnership with The Paul G. Duke Foundation will present the second of a three session Fall Mini Series geared toward strengthening not-for-profit organizations by providing quality educational and training opportunities on Wednesday, October 12from 11 a.m... read more
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Time Out 4 Health! 2016 Fall Wellness Challenge
The 2016 Fall Wellness Challenge by Ohio State University Extension’s Live Healthy Live Well Program is a FREE six week on-line email experience designed to help participants improve their health by encouraging physical activity, enjoying healthy foods, and practicing sound activity suggestions. Those who sign up will receive two weekly e... read more
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Aging Smart
OSU Extension, Darke County, has scheduled an “Aging Smart” 3 week program.  Older adults, 65+ are the fastest growing population group in the United States.  Ohio currently has 2.5 million people over age 60 and 1.7 million over age 65.  By 2035, over 28% of Ohio’s population will be over 60.   Most older adults want to remain independent and... read more
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Down to Earth Book Club
The Darke County Park District is pleased to announce the Down to Earth Book Club’s autumn selection. 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
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T-V Fall Homecoming… 2016 Tri-Village Community & School Fair
“Following Our Dreams & Building On New Traditions”. This years’ theme has a special meaning as we begin a “New Tradition” by combining our 1st annual Tri-Village Community & School Fair with Homecoming. “Following Our Dreams” applies to many wonderful and exciting things happening at Tri-Village and within our community. A long-lived dream... read more
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Scholarships available for Edison’s Community Leadership series
The Edison Foundation’s Academy for Community Leadership (the Academy) in partnership with The Paul G. Duke Foundation begins its fourteenth program of classes on January 18, 2017, 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... read more
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Coffee with the Commissioner
The next “Coffee w/the Commissioner” will take place on Saturday, September 24th at the Double M Diner located in the Plaza building at the corner of 5th and Broadway, in Greenville, from 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. This is a favored stop for the Commissioner and he hopes many of you will come out, enjoy a cup of coffee and a good breakfast, and ask questions about the county. Once again, Saturday... read more
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Darke County Solid Waste… Household Hazardous Waste Collection Nears
The Darke County Solid Waste District will once again sponsor a one-day, drive-through household hazardous waste collection event on Saturday, October 8, 2016.  Darke County Residents are invited to drop off their household hazardous waste at the Darke County Fairgrounds Swine Barn from 8 am to 12 noon. There is a limit of 15 containers of paint, no matter the size... read more
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Lively Entertainment Set for 2016 Prairie Days
Looking for some local, free entertainment? Prairie Days has a full schedule of entertainers on the outdoor stage and around the festival grounds. Visit Shawnee Prairie for the festival, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on Saturday, September 24th and from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm on Sunday, September 25th. Admission and parking are FREE! Darke County... read more
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DeWine Announces 2016 Take Action Scholarship Contest
(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced the start of the eighth annual Take Action Video Contest, which gives Ohio high school students a chance to win up to $2,500 in college scholarships. “This contest helps high school students learn about consumer protection while competing to earn money for college,” Attorney... read more
Open position on Greenville City Council
The Darke County Republican Party is accepting letters of interest and resumes for the position of Greenville City Council, 4th Ward. Any registered Republican residing within the City of Greenville, Ohio, 4th Ward, that is interested, can apply to Darke County Republican Party at P. O. Box 45, Greenville, OH 45331 or e-mail to cpike3@woh.rr.com. The deadline for submission is Noon on September 23, 2016.
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A Day of Harvest in Downtown Greenville
GREENVILLE, Ohio- Fall has arrived in downtown Greenville with the annual A Day of Harvest event, held on Saturday, September 24th. Overflow your senses with fall favorites found in downtown Greenville! Be sure to check out all of the fall inspired items in the quaint shops and restaurants; including unique home decor, cozy fall fashions, and... read more
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Prairie Days at Shawnee Prairie
Step through a wrinkle in time to experience life on the Ohio frontier. On the weekend of September 24th and 25th the Darke County Park District will host its 16th Annual Prairie Days festival at Shawnee Prairie Preserve at 4267 St. Rt. 502 West near Greenville. As festival attendants wander through the grounds they’ll hear the ring of the... read more
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A Forgotten Heritage
The Greenville Public Library is happy to host A Forgotten Heritage: The German Methodist Church  on Thursday September 29th at 6:00 p.m.  Author Barbara Dixon will share this interesting and little-known story of the dynamic history of the Central District Conference  - which once included Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Kentucky... read more
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Studabaker Schoolhouse Participates in the Ohio Open Doors Tours
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act with special, behind-the-scenes tours and talks at buildings and historic places all over Ohio including Darke County.  Ohio Open Doors is a statewide effort where building and landmark hosts open their doors to the public for special tours and programs. Fort... read more
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Delicious Food Offered at Prairie Days
What is everyone’s favorite part of a festival? That’s right, the food! Once again, most food available during the Prairie Days festival will be provided by local non-profit organizations, so not only are you filling your belly, you are helping out a good cause. Parking and admission to Prairie Days are free, so that gives families a few... read more
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Garst to hold 12th Annual Museum Day Live!
Free Admission on September 24, 2016, with a Downloadable Museum Day Live! Ticket - The National Annie Oakley Center, Crossroads of Destiny, Lowell Thomas-With Lawrence and Beyond… Greenville, Ohio— Garst Museum and The National Annie Oakley Center will open its doors free of charge on Saturday September 24, 2016, as part of Smithsonian... read more
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5th Annual “Run for the Rails 5K Run/Walk” Planned
Whether walker or runner, experienced or beginner, all are welcome to run the rail! The Bradford Ohio Railroad Museum will host its 5th annual Run for the Rails 5K run/walk on Saturday, October 8, 2016. All activities will be held at the Bradford Church of the Brethren Refinery Coffee House (corner of Miami Ave. and Oakwood Street in... read more
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DCCA’s Artists Series opens with internationally known guitar duo
Darke County Center for the Arts will open their 2016-2017 season at St. Clair Memorial Hall in Greenville onSaturday, September 24 with Loren and Mark, guitarists whose varied repertoire crosses genres, appealing to fans of pop, bluegrass, western, and jazz music. “These guys are widely admired by their musical peers... read more
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Library Film Series Features Bright Star
Bright Star (2009) is a film of such tender, unguarded emotion, about such honest, bare affection, it could be written off by an immature viewer as a flight of romantic fancy. This would be a grave mistake.  It is one of the truest cinematic documents of the human heart’s joys and losses committed to film in recent memory.  It is a film of... read more
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DCP School Program Possibilities
Darke County Parks would like to extend an invitation to teachers for the 2016-2017 school year to get your students outside!  When it comes to providing quality curriculum based supplemental programming, Darke County Parks’ nature programs are the best resource.   Teachers are encouraged to take advantage of what Darke County Parks can offer.  Whether it’s geology... read more
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Milkweed Pod Collection is Underway
People from all different backgrounds have come together to help in the plight of the Monarch Butterfly. As you may have heard the Monarch Butterfly numbers have been on the decline for a number of years. One plant that impacts the Monarch butterfly’s survival is the common Milkweed plant. The Monarch Butterfly pretty much relies on the Milkweed plant for the majority of its lifecycle... read more
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Fall Genealogy Workshop
The Darke County Genealogical Society, Inc. will hold its Fall Genealogy Workshop on Saturday, Oct. 8. Featured speaker will be Katherine Willson. The sessions will be held at Garst Museum, Lowell Thomas Meeting Room, 205 N. Broadway, Greenville, OH 45331. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. 9:15 – 9:30 Introductions and Welcome. Session... read more
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“Building Blocks I” parenting classes planned
OSU Extension, Darke County, has scheduled a “Building Blocks I” parenting series.  The classes will be held October 5, 12 and 19, 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... read more
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Darke County Parks… Prairie Pollinators at September Park P.A.L.S.
Darke County Park District invites children in kindergarten through 2nd grade to join them on September 17th from 10am to noon to explore pollinators during Park P.A.L.S! Butterflies, bees, and more! Students will discover the importance of pollinators while they hike the trails and get up close and with these winged wonders. Participants... read more
2016 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, follow us on Facebook and Twitter, or stop by the office at 1117 South Towne Court in Greenville. Orders must be received with payment at the office no later than Monday October 17th 2016 before 4:00pm, call 548-1752. You can pick up your order at 2:30 pm on Thursday, October 20th 2016. Please bring a 5 gallon bucket full of your pond water to transport the fish.
BBQ Chicken Fundraiser
GREENVILLE - First Congregational Christian Church, 115 West Fifth Street, will be having a BBQ Chicken Dinner Fundraiser to assist with the costs of its Christian Education for the coming year. Chicken Dinner tickets must be purchased in advance from the FCCC office or from any member of the church. You may call the church at 548-3575 to arrange ticket pickup. You can also contact Betsy Erwin at 417-6998 to purchase. The cost is $7 per ticket, and the meal includes BBQ chicken, chips, applesauce and a roll from Paul's BBQ. Pop and water will be available for purchase on the day of the event. Deadline to purchase tickets is September 11. Meals can be picked up at the FCCC Activity Building behind the church on September 18 from 12:00 to 3:00 pm. There will be a drive thru service offered in the alley between Fifth Street and Dever Street or you can enjoy your meal in the Activity Building.
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DCP Offers Project WILD Training
Darke County Parks invites teachers and educators of all types on Saturday, October 1st from 9am to 4pm at Shawnee Prairie Preserve Nature Center, to explore the fascinating world of wildlife and ecosystems using fun and hands-on educational activities. Whether you are a regular classroom teacher or an informal educator, you will learn... read more
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Oven and Sorghum Press Among Demonstrations at Prairie Days
The 2016 Prairie Days will feature many historical demonstrations. First volunteers will be demonstrating how pioneers would have made homemade bread in the outdoor bake oven, also known as the cob oven. The oven construction was completed during the summer of 2014 and is located near the northwest corner of the log house. Volunteers... read more
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They Wore What?! Historical Clothing program at DCP
Ever wonder why our ancestors wore all those layers? What was the point, and how could they ever be comfortable? Join Darke County Parks on Saturday, September 10th at 2pm for a peak into 200 year old wardrobes. After a primer on underclothes, we’ll look at ladies’ fashions in Paris at the time and how those styles translated to... read more
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EUM Church… True Woman-Cry Out Online Women’s Conference Simulcast
The serious problems that plague our world won’t be solved through human effort or political strategies. Our only hope is for God to intervene. Throughout dark times in history, He has called women to their knees, and He has worked through their prayers. We’re believing God for a historic gathering of women to join together and Cry Out! for... read more
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Darke County Visitors Bureau… ‘Ohio Open Doors’ Coming to Darke County
GREENVILLE, OH – Darke County will be hosting several events during Ohio History Connection’s first “Ohio Open Doors” event, September 9th-18th, 2016. “Ohio Open Doors” will “celebrate the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act with special, behind-the-scenes tours and talks at buildings and historic places... read more
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Darke County Solid Waste… Tire Recycling Day Near
Tired of looking at those old tires lying around?  Not only are they an eyesore, they can be dangerous.  The Darke County Solid Waste District and the Ohio EPA want to help you with your tire problem.  The district and EPA will be sponsoring a used tire collection on Wednesday, September 21, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. In addition to... read more
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History Hike for September Jr. Naturalists
Darke County Parks invites students in grades 3-6 to join them for the September Jr. Naturalists program on Saturday, September 10th from 9:30am to 12pm at Prairie Ridge Meadow near the Garst Museum in Greenville. Every corner of this county is bursting with history, and the parks are no exception. Students will check out Prairie Ridge Meadow and Tecumseh Point... read more
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Darke LWV Tour of Homes
Back again is the Tour of Homes sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Darke County.  Three magnificent homes, each unique in its own way, await visitors.  Whether appreciation for their beauty, an interest in gaining new decor ideas, or just looking for an enlightening afternoon, these homes provide all three. Sunday, September 18... read more
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Darke County Parks… Prairie Days Is Coming... Help us get ready!
Special Work Days - September 7 & 8 @ 9am - clearing the Natural Play Zone area for the Prairie Days encampment. Tasks include: picking up sticks, moving branches, taking down stick structures, trimming weeds. September 7, 8 & 9 @ 8am - getting out items needed for Prairie Days event. *Heavy lifting required* Tasks include... read more
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Searching for Spiders for September Preschoolers at DCP
Darke County Parks Naturalist, Mandy Martin, invites preschoolers to join her for the September Parent and Preschool Adventures programs. The “Little Explorers” classes for 2-3 year olds will be held on September 7th from 10am to 11am, and the “Seedlings” class for 4-5 year olds will be held on September 8th from 10am to 11am... read more
Union City Arts Festival
Union City Arts Festival will be Friday, Sept. 9, Sat. Sept.10 and Sun. Sept. 11. There will be arts, crafts, food and libation vendors along with many bands performing during each day. Headliner on Friday is Eddie Money, headliner for Saturday is Chris Hawkey and Band and Christian music on Sunday. Check the UnionCitynow website for times and ticket information.
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Darke County Parks… Prairie Days Is Coming... Help us get ready!
Special Work Days - September 7 & 8 @ 9am - clearing the Natural Play Zone area for the Prairie Days encampment. Tasks include: picking up sticks, moving branches, taking down stick structures, trimming weeds. September 7, 8 & 9 @ 8am - getting out items needed for Prairie Days event. *Heavy lifting required* Tasks include... read more
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Walk to End Alzheimer’s… Wine Tasting Fundraiser at AR Winery
Join the Lentz /Flatter team, Thursday, September 8, 2016, at 7 pm, At AR Winery, 3564 Gordon Landis Rd., Arcanum, For a fun evening that includes: Wine tastings with complementary food samples, Silent auction and Live music. Admission is a $20 Donation or 2 for $35; Ticket available at A.R.Winery or Dorthy Lentz 937-548-8090. Please come... read more
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Edison State to Honor Former President Dr. Yowell
Edison State Community College will recognize Dr. Kenneth A. Yowell for his many years of dedication and services to the College on Friday, September 9 from 5–7 p.m. in the North Hall Atrium of the Piqua campus. The event is being held by the Edison State Community College Board of Trustees, the Edison Foundation Board, and President, Dr. Doreen Larson... read more
Holiday Closings
In observance of Labor Day, Greenville Transit System and all County Offices Will be CLOSED September 5.
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CBC honors 15th Anniversary of 9/11, compassion of donors; Schedule of donation opportunities in Darke County -- DAYTON, Ohio – Community Blood Center is commemorating the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks with community blood drives.  Everyone who registers to donate will receive the limited edition “9/11 Never Forget – 15 Years Later and Growing Stronger” 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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The Bradford Railroad Museum Presents: Wine and Art
All are invited to attend the annual Wine & Art event at the Bradford Ohio Railroad Museum (BORM), featuring pottery by local artist, Gloria Honeyman. The event will take place on September 17, 2016 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the museum (200 North Miami Avenue, Bradford, OH), a beautiful historic building, built in 1919. “We are excited to... read more
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Grants Training Workshop Offered at Edison State
The Edison Foundation's Academy for Community Leadership in partnership with The Paul G. Duke Foundation is pleased to announce that the popular fall speaker series is making a return. The Academy for Community Leadership exists to strengthen not-for-profit organizations by providing quality educational and training opportunities... read more
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Darke County Parks… Prairie Days Log House and Blacksmith Shop
Prairie Days will be a flurry of activity at the log house and blacksmith shop at Shawnee Prairie Preserve. Not only will they both be open, as they are almost every Saturday from 1pm to 4pm, but they also will both be housing all kinds of demonstrations. The log house was built from 2003 to 2006 and is based on a turn of the 19th century log home. It... read more
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VHCC to host Back to School for Seniors & their Caregivers
Versailles Health Care Center would like to invite the public to a FREE four-part Long-Term Care Educational Series, featuring speakers on financial considerations for seniors and vets, decisions on downsizing or transitioning to a condo, assisted living, or nursing facility, Elder Law planning, and recent changes in Ohio Medicaid.  BACK TO SCHOOL FOR SENIORS and their caregiver classes... read more
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Women’s Untold Stories: An Evening of Music, Dance, and Theater
Music, dance, and theater are coming to the Robinson Theater at Edison State Community College in Piqua on Thursday, September 22, 2016. Sponsored by the Diversity Committee as a benefit for the Edison Foundation’s General Scholarship Fund, the program will feature women from the college and the community displaying their... read more
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Darke County Parks… Monarch Migrations at Shawnee
Fall migration has begun. As Monarch butterflies are making their journey to Mexico, join a naturalist on Saturday September 3rd at 2pm at Shawnee Prairie Nature Preserve to tag, record data, and release these winged beauties. As part of MonarchWatch, Darke County Parks participate in the research of local monarch populations. During... read more
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First Friday features outdoor movie
Greenville, Ohio: Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, family, and friends for an outdoor showing of “Minions”! The event will take place on Friday, September 2nd in downtown Greenville. Main Street Greenville encourages everyone to dine, shop, and enjoy other activities starting at 6 pm, with the movie starting at dusk (around 8:15 pm). In the... read more
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Homan to speak to Living With Cancer Support Group
The Cancer Association of Darke County will hold their quarterly support group at Wayne Health Care on Thursday, September 1 at 7:00 pm.  The group will meet on the first floor in the board room (down past the lab to the left at the end of the hall) Sue Homan, Registered Pharmacist at Kaup Pharmacy, will share information regarding hormones... read more
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Fall Hiking Series: Goldenrods and Asters Hike
The air is turning crisp, as the autumn season grows closer. It’s time to hike! We are entering one of the best time to get out doors, and Darke County Parks has a variety of walking programs to offer. To kick off the season, meet a naturalist for a goldenrods and asters hike on September 1st at 6pm at Turkeyfoot Preserve on Bishop Rd. just off... read more
Ag. Breakfast Meeting
Ag. Breakfast Meeting, Thursday, September 1, 7:30am, Brethren Retirement Center's Cafeteria, Greenville (Enter through the Center's main doors under the awning, and follow the signs to the cafeteria.) Chuck Gamble will be our speaker, bringing us up to date on Farm Science Review, to be heldSeptember 20nd through the 22nd. For your calendar: the following month’s meeting will be October 6, 2016. Sam Custer, Extension Educator, Agriculture & Natural Resources
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Mary Knapke to be featured with the Greenville Municipal Jazz Band
The Greenville Municipal Jazz Band will continue the Summer Concerts in the Park this Sunday, August 28th at 7pm at the Marling Band Shell in the beautiful Greenville City Park.  This week the jazz band will feature and nice variety of jazz and pop music featuring the high powered vocals of Mary Knapke. Mary has been a performer for many years and was prominently featured... read more
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“Johnston Family” story at Garst Museum
On Sunday, September 4, 2016, at 2:00 p.m., at Garst Museum, 205 N. Broadway, Greenville, OH, the Darke County Genealogical Society sponsors “ The Johnston Family”. The story of the American frontier, told through the eyes of John and Rachael Johnston and their fifteen children.  Colonel John Johnston was an Indian Agent in Miami County, who’s home is now a museum... read more
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EUM Seeks Vendors for Annual Holiday Boutique
The EUM Church Women’s Ministry is hosting a Holiday Boutique on November 12, 2016, from 9:00 am-2:00 pm at the EUM Worship Center located at 1451 Sater Street in Greenville (corner of Sater Street & Sebring-Warner Road). The Holiday Boutique is designed for women of Darke County to connect with each other, build relationships... read more
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DCCA to hold Annual Meeting
The Darke County Center for the Arts will hold its annual meeting on Thursday, September 8, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Meeting Room on the third floor of the Greenville Public Library, 126 W. Fourth Street, Greenville.  All DCCA members are invited to attend.  The agenda includes election of officers and trustees and reports from the... read more
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Annual Prairie Days Pie Baking Contest
Do you think you have the best pie in Darke County? Come find out who really does! Join the Darke County Park District on Saturday, September 24th for the annual Prairie Days Pie Baking Contest, held at Shawnee Prairie Preserve (4267 St. Rt. 502 West.) The rules are simple. Have your pie (or pies if you would like to enter more... read more
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Darke County Parks… Butterfly Monitoring Every Friday at DCP
Darke County Parks needs help! Butterfly habitat is declining, and scientists need to monitor their populations very closely. Every Friday at 2pm from now through September, join a naturalist to hike a pre-set path and record all the butterflies observed. These numbers will then be sent on to the Ohio Lepidopterists for scientific... read more
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Edison State… Help Sought From Korean War Era Veterans and Families
In preparation for a program to honor Korean War Era veterans at Edison State Community College, the program coordinator, Dr. Vivian Blevins, is seeking the help of the community in two ways. First, Blevins is requesting photos of those from the Miami Valley who were in all branches of the service during the period for a unique display... read more
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GHS Wavaires to perform at 160th Great! Darke County Fair
GREENVILLE, OH (August 17, 2016) - The Greenville High School Wavaires will perform in the Grandstand, Friday, August 26, 2:30-3:15pm at the 160th GREAT! Darke County Fair. Tickets are not required to enter the Grandstand for this free performance. Seating is on a first come, first serve basis. Tickets are required to enter the gates of the fairgrounds. Daily tickets are $7 per person for ages... read more
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Darke County Parks… Historical Encampment at Prairie Days
Once again this year’s Prairie Days Festival at Shawnee Prairie Preserve will feature a historical encampment with a plethora of entertaining characters from the distant past. Near the sugar shack, Tom Franklin will give an interpretation of David Conner, pioneer fur trader and Indian agent, and he will also have a cross cut saw demonstration. The historical encampment... read more
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Building Blocks II Parenting Class planned
OSU Extension, Darke County, has scheduled a “Building Blocks II” parenting series.  The classes will be held September 22 and 29, 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... read more
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Darke County Commissioner Mike Stegall… Coffee with the Commissioner
This month is Fair month! In keeping with that, Commissioner Stegall will be at the Great Darke County fair with most of the people from the County and surrounding areas. Commissioner Stegall will be at the fair on Friday, August 19th, August 22nd, and August 26th from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the Republican tent to answer any questions, or listen to any... read more
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City of Greenville… Farewell reception for Mayor Bowers
Join us for a Farewell Reception and Open House for Mayor Mike Bowers! It is scheduled for Tuesday, August 30, 2016, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. The reception will take place in the Council Chambers of the Greenville City Building, 100 Public Square, Greenville, Ohio. The public is welcome to stop by and wish Mike well as his services come to an end as... read more
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Teacher Workshop:  Send a Monarch to Mexico
In the fall, over 60,000 students across the globe created symbolic butterflies and sent them to Mexico as part of Journey North.  The Symbolic Monarch represents the gift of goodwill that each country must contribute to ensure the survival of this shared natural resource. Children who live beside the Monarchs' winter sanctuaries in Mexico protect the paper butterflies and return them in the spring... read more
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2016 Ohio State University’s Farm Science Review, Sam Custer, OSU Extension
The Farm Science Review is Sept. 20-22 this year and will offer farmers and other visitors to the annual farm show the opportunity to learn the latest agricultural innovations from experts from the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University. That includes offering some 180 educational presentations... read more
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Naturally Fit Series with DCP
Darke County Parks is hosting a series of fitness programs called Naturally Fit occurring the fourth Monday of every month. Everyone wants to lead healthier lives and spend more time outdoors. However, workout machines aren’t always environmentally friendly, and gyms aren’t very exciting. Besides, sometimes life just gets in the way! Use... read more
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Pollinators on the Prairie with DCP
Summer is here; let’s explore! The hot days and long, warm evenings of summer make it a great time to explore the natural world. On Saturday, August 20th at 10am join a naturalist at Shawnee Prairie Preserve on State Route 502 West for an exciting summer walk. As the parks wrap up the summer they’ll search for pollinators at Shawnee... read more
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Sweetheart 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... read more
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Hoosier creativity on Display at Bear’s Mill
Historic Bear's Mill's Clark Gallery will feature two innovative artists from Indiana in the upcoming “Art At the Mill” exhibit opening with a reception on Friday, August 19. Award-winning ceramic artist Kim Anderson who maintains a studio in Hartford City will display her figurative and functional porcelain vessels, while fellow Hartford City resident Lynette... read more
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Midmark Corporation to Host “4 Miles for Heart and Health”
Sweetest Day event will honor Midmark Teammate’s legacy, promote heart disease awareness and prevention - DAYTON, Ohio, Aug. 9, 2016 — Midmark Corporation today announced it will partner with Wayne HealthCare Foundation, Rocketship Sports Management and the Winery at Versailles to host “4 Miles for Heart and Health” on Oct. 15, 2016. The inaugural... read more
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League of Women Voters… Amber Garrett to speak on Broadway activities
Why is Broadway the place to be on First Fridays in Greenville? At their annual membership party on Monday, August 15th, League of Women Voters  members and guests will hear Amber Garrett  describe the myriad activities and entertainment happening on Broadway.  Those innovative happenings are a part of the new vitality we are seeing... read more
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Anthony Wayne Peace Council House Open
Want to learn more about the Treaty of Greenville, about the customs of the Native Americans here 200 years ago, or about the purpose of the council house? Join a local historian on August 13th from 1-3pm at the Anthony Wayne Peace Council House located at Prairie Ridge Meadow Park across from the Garst Museum to find out about... read more
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Edison Stagelight Players hold open auditions for fall production
The Edison State Community College Stagelight Players are holding open auditions for Joseph Kesselring's Arsenic & Old Lace, on Tuesday, September 6 and Wednesday, September 7 at 7:00 p.m.in the Robinson Theater at Edison State's Piqua Campus. The comedy, Arsenic & Old Lace, follows the story of a recently wed... read more
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Broom Making II Class
Join Darke County Parks as they welcome back master broom maker, Frank Rouse to the Nature Center at Shawnee Prairie on Saturday August 13th at 9am. Frank has over 40 years of experience making brooms of all shapes and sizes and loves passing on the skill he learned from his grandfather. This time he will teach participants how to make a turkey wing whisk... read more
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GTS offering Park and Ride to the Fair for $1
GTS (Greenville Transit System) will be offering a fair shuttle service weekdays 5:00pm to 11:00 pm and the first Weekend 11:00am to 11pm.  The shuttle will run from the Martz Street gate (gate 3) to two locations on a continuous basis.  The locations offer free parking.  Drop off and pick up points are: The City Municipal Building 100 Public Square Greenville; Darke County JFS Offices... read more
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VHCC offers chair exercise classes in area communities
Versailles Health Care Center, a leader in skilled nursing and rehabilitation, is giving back to the communities of Russia, Fort Loramie, New Bremen, and West Milton, by leading monthly chair exercise classes at senior groups within those communities. The classes are led by Rebecca Detling, the Director of Business Development at... read more
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Friends of the Parks Basket Raffle
The Friends of the Darke County Park District are once again running their annual basket raffle this summer to culminate at Prairie Days on September 24th and 25th. Local clubs donated baskets full of goodies to raise money for the Friends of the Parks. Baskets include one from the Darke County Birders, containing a certificate for a 35lb bag of... read more
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Friends of Harmon Field Public Meeting
Friends of Harmon Field will hold a Public Meeting at 7:00PM on August 10, 2016 at Good Samaritan Stadium at Harmon Field.  The purpose of this meeting is to share information with the community concerning the progress, direction, and the goals of the project.  Friends of Harmon Field committee members will be on hand... read more
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The Art of Nature Journaling
Do you want a deeper appreciation of the world around you? Do you want to take a deeper, closer, more intense look at nature? Do you just want to record what you see on your hike? Join a Darke County Parks’ naturalist on August 11th at 6:30pm for an introduction to the art of nature journaling. Participants will discuss the different... read more
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Darke County Center for the Arts… Two Tickets to Paradise
Eddie Money Performs at Union City Arts Festival - The Union City Arts Festival is pleased to announce that Grammy-nominated recording artist Eddie Money will be performing at the Union City Arts Festivalon Friday, September 9th at 9PM! The Union City Arts Festival is a multiple day festival celebrating local, regional and emerging... read more
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Ohio Department of Agriculture… ODA announces farm pesticide disposal collection, Sam Custer, OSU Extension, Darke County -- REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio (July 19, 2016) – The Ohio Department of Agriculture will be sponsoring a collection for farmers wishing to dispose of unwanted pesticides on Aug. 24 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the north entrance of the Miami County Fairgrounds, 650 North County Road 25-A, Troy, OH 45373. The pesticide collection and disposal service is free of charge... read more
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Darke County Parks… Aliens of Darke County
Did you know that out of more than 2,700 species of plants and animals found in Ohio, 100 are classified as invasive, or alien? From the emerald ash borer to honeysuckle and everywhere in between, invasive species are posing a threat to native wildlife everywhere by shading, eating, overcrowding, or outcompeting them. Join Jess Besecker, the Darke... read more
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Main Street Greenville… First Friday to feature over 55 different artists and vendors
If you love arts and crafts, you won’t want to miss Main Street Greenville’s First Friday event for August, the Artisan Stroll! The event will feature over 55 different vendors, each offering art, crafts, or handmade items! The event will be held from 6-9 pm downtown Greenville on Friday, August 5th. “It will be a jam packed night, with so... read more
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Library Film Some Like It Hot
While classic comedy films had to tick a few important boxes in order to be considered screwballs, the movies that qualified were far from formulaic. There were only a few real requirements: fast and witty dialogue, a zany and unlikely plot, and a willingness to toy around with gender roles and the moral expectations related to them. 1959’s Some Like It Hot is worlds apart from... read more
Ag. Breakfast Meeting
Ag. Breakfast Meeting , Thursday, August 4, 7:30am, Brethren Retirement Center's Cafeteria, Greenville (Enter through the Center's main doors under the awning, and follow the signs to the cafeteria.) Daryl Riffle, Fair Manager, will update us on the 2016 Great Darke County Fair. For your calendar: the following month’s meeting will be September 1, 2016. Sam Custer, Extension Educator, Agriculture & Natural Resources
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Greenville Public Library… Pokemon Go Safari at Library
Reuben Kennett, YA Specialist at the Greenville Public Library, invites the public to join him for a journey through the downtown Poke Stops and gyms.  The Adventure begins at 7:00 p.m. on August 11th in front of the Library.  Afterward everyone... read more
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Darke County Parks… Butterfly Monitoring Volunteers Needed
Darke County Parks needs help! Butterfly habitat is declining, and scientists need to monitor their populations very closely. Every Friday at 2pm from now through September, join a naturalist to hike a pre-set path and record all the butterflies observed. These numbers will then be sent on to the Ohio Lepidopterists for scientific... read more
PSA… Greenville Mayor & City Treasurer
The Darke County Republican Party is accepting letters of interest and resumes for the positions of Greenville City Mayor and Greenville City Treasurer.  Any registered Republican residing within the City of Greenville, Ohio, that is interested can apply to Darke County Republican Party at P. O. Box 45, Greenville, OH 45331 or e-mailed to cpike3@woh.rr.com.  The deadline for submission is Noon on August 29, 2016.
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Targeting Excellence Scholarship Program, From Sam Custer, OSU Extension
A fundraiser will be held in Ohio for the Targeting Excellence scholarship program. This is a nonprofit organization that raises money for scholarships targeting college students studying fields in food animal production. This includes poultry, dairy, beef, pork as well as veterinary sciences. This will be an opportunity for people... read more
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Empowering Darke County Youth… Local tutoring organization to hold fundraisers
Empowering Darke County Youth has two fundraisers planned, the first a Bob Evans Fundraiser on Tuesday and the second a car wash at Dave Knapp Ford Lincoln in August. Pick up a flyer at Greenville Public Library from now through Tuesday, and at Edison Community College on Monday or Tuesday and enjoy a great meal at Bob Evans in Greenville... read more
Coffee with the Commissioner
Saturday, July 30th, Darke County Commissioner Mike Stegall will hold his monthly Coffee with the Commissioner. Feel free to join him at the Coffee and Cake Company, Fourth Street & South Broadway, from 8 until 10 a.m.
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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... read more
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NeuroConnect – Connecting survivors of stroke and brain injury
Versailles Health Care Center is pleased to invite you to our quarterly 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. The next NeuroConnect will be held on Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at 3 p.m. at Versailles  Health Care Center... read more
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ODE… With your input, Ohio education can improve
Please complete this survey to create more ways for Ohio students to get high-quality training and skills. The Ohio Department of Education believes every young person deserves a pathway to economic success. That is why we are pursuing a grant from the Council of Chief State School Officers, the National Association of State... read more
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Survival Skills: Water Purification at DCP
Ohio has plenty of freshwater, but is it safe to drink? Darke County Parks is pleased to welcome back Rob Simpson, owner of the Canteen Shop on West 3rd Street in Greenville. On Saturday, July 30th at 1pm Rob will discuss methods of water filtering and treatment. With water so readily available, most people don’t think about what they would... read more
Greenville Municipal Concert Band, From JR Price, Conductor
Entertaining Greenville Since 1877 - Chelsea Whirledge is featured Sunday with the Greenville Municipal Jazz Band. The Greenville Municipal Jazz Band will continue the Summer Concerts in the Park this Sunday, July 24th at 7pm at the Marling Band Shell in the beautiful Greenville City Park.  This week the jazz band will feature and nice variety of jazz and pop music featuring the beautiful vocals of Chelsea Whirledge. Chelsea... read more
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Great Darke County Fair… 2016 Little Miss & Mr. Pageant… Under the Sea
Applications are now being accepted for The 2016 Great Darke County Fair Little Miss and Mr. Pageant.  The pageant will take place in the fairgrounds youth building, located behind the gazebo.  It will be on Monday, August 22, 2016 with the boys starting at 5:30 and the girls starting at 6:30.  This year’s theme is “Under the Sea,” a themed... read more
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Last “Family Fun Day” at Library
The last “Family Fun Day” of the summer is Wednesday July 27 at 11:00 a.m. on the lawn at the Greenville Public Library.  Join us as we welcome Elephant and Piggy!  These charming life-size characters from Mo Willems’ best-sellers are sure to entertain as they act out some of their favorite books in the series and then give away great... read more
Studebaker to be guest speaker at PERI
Dr. John P. Studebaker, M.S., M.D. and Certified Holistic Specialist, will be the guest speaker at the Public Employee Retirees (PERI) luncheon meeting on Monday, August 1, 11:30 a.m., at the VFW on Ohio Street in Greenville. Cost of the luncheon is $9.00 per person. PERI members are encouraged to bring guests and nonmembers are encouraged to attend who have retired under the Ohio Public Employees' Pension fund... read more
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Darke County Parks… Firefly Fireworks at DCP
Did you know that fireflies or lightening bugs are actually beetles? On Thursday, July 21st at 8:30pm at Shawnee Prairie Preserve join a naturalist to learn about the fascinating world of fireflies. These bioluminescent bugs use their glow to attract prey, for mating, and sometimes even a defense mechanism! These wonderful creatures... read more
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Main Street Greenville… Local Artists Wanted for First Friday Event   
Artisan Stroll is the theme for Main Street Greenville's First Friday event held in August. The event has everything to do with handmade, homemade, and artisan crafts. The event will take place on Friday, August 5th from 6-9 pm in the downtown district. The committee is looking for artisans and crafters to display and sell their paintings... read more
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“Drying Foods” at the Library
Summer is the time of year to enjoy all the delicious fresh fruits and vegetables that ripen in the hot sun.  Learn to preserve both for the months ahead through the process of drying!  Diane Barga returns to the Greenville Public Library Thursday July 28th at 6:30 p.m. to demonstrate four methods: vine drying, microwave drying, oven... read more
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Darke County Parks… Nature by the Numbers for July Jr. Naturalists
Darke County Parks invites students in grades 3-6 to join them for the July Jr. Naturalists program on Saturday, July 23rd from 9:30am to 12pm at Shawnee Prairie Preserve on St. Rt. 502 west of Greenville. In the arrangement of pinecone scales, the number of flower petals, or even proportions within the human body, there is a mysterious number that appears in nature too many times... read more
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Minnetrista Theater at Library
The Greenville Public Library's “Family Fun Day” continues Wednesday July 20  at 11:00 a.m. on the front lawn.  We again welcome Minnetrista Theater with “My Plate, the Musical.”  This program was developed in conjunction with ChooseMyPlate.gov and the “Let’s Move” initiative. Running from the planet-gobbling alien called GLUT, Captain gNosh of the USS MYPLATE II crash lands his spacecraft... read more
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Ohio Hosting North American Manure Expo, Sam Custer, OSU Extension, Darke County
The North American Manure Expo is about to land in Ohio. The big event, covering the serious business of using farm animal manure to help grow crops, while doing it safely and greenly, is Aug. 3-4 at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center in London, about 25 miles west of Columbus. “Manure is an excellent source of nutrients for the crops we grow in Ohio... read more
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Enrolling Preschoolers in Head Start
The Kids Learning Place is continuing enrollment for the Head Start preschool program for Fall of 2016, call before it is too late. Head Start is a comprehensive early childhood development program that serves low-income children from ages birth to five years and their families at NO COST.  It is a federally funded program operated... read more
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Library Film Series Features It Happened One Night
The spoiled daughter of a rich man runs away when he threatens to annul her new marriage.  A recently fired newspaperman recognizes her but doesn't let on, escorting her from southern Florida to New York to be with her husband.  They hate each other.  This being a classic Hollywood comedy, of course, they end up falling in love. It... read more
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Breast Cancer Awareness 5K Run/Walk
(Greenville) July 7 - The Breast Cancer Awareness 5K run/walk, which is part of the Darke County Wellness Challenge, will take place on Saturday, July 30, 2016 at the Annie Oakley statue in downtown Greenville. The kids run will begin at 8:00 a.m. with the 5K run/walk following at 8:30 a.m. We are excited to bring back the “Pink Mile”, a 1-mile... read more
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Darke County Parks… Birding by Kayak with DCP
It’s paddling season! Grab the water bottles, sunscreen, binoculars, and a hat, and let’s get on the water. On Saturday, July 16th at 9am join naturalists at Shawnee Prairie Preserve west of Greenville on St. Rt. 502 for an exciting summer paddle. After meeting at the Nature Center, participants will travel to the put in location where they will paddle Lake Loramie. Birding by boat... read more
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Darke County Parks … Volunteer Appreciation Ice Cream Social and Bingo
Darke County Parks would like to send a huge thank you to all of their volunteers. Whether they regularly help with school groups, maintenance, animal care, historical interpretation, special events, habitat healing, or anything in between, the park district board and staff truly appreciate all their hard work and dedication! The staff hopes all... read more
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DCCA BBQ & Blues features Johnson and Higgins-Madewell
“Barbecue and Blues” takes place Friday, July 15 on the lovely and inviting grounds of Turtle Creek Golf Course; tickets cost $10. The Thirsty Turtle will provide a menu consisting of pulled pork or pulled chicken, Ronnie's cole slaw, baked beans, and home fries for $12.50 from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m.Cheesecake with strawberry drizzle will be... read more
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Essential Oils Class at Library
Essential oils have been used for millennia as a powerful form of healing and as a way to enrich physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being.  The Greenville Public Library is proud to host a presentation by Debbie Mitchell on the principles and facts about essential oils - what they are, how to use them, when to use them, and why to use... read more
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Darke County Parks… Anthony Wayne Peace Council House Open
Want to learn more about the Treaty of Greenville, about the customs of the Native Americans here 200 years ago, or about the purpose of the council house? Join a local historian on July 16th from 1-3pm at the Anthony Wayne Peace Council House located at Prairie Ridge Meadow Park across from the Garst Museum to find out about... read more
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Library's Next “Family Fun Day”
“Family Fun Day” at the Greenville Public Library continues on Wednesday July 13 at 11:00 a.m. with “Poof Daddy.”  This fast-paced, up-beat and totally off-the-wall comedy magic is a high energy audience-interactive event on the theme of sports, health, and fitness.  Poof Daddy is the same fellow who did the Dr. T. Rex, Mr. Molecule, and The Math Maniac shows in the past.  He's always... read more
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A Dog’s Walk with DCP
Summer is here; let’s explore! The hot days and long, warm evenings of summer make it a great time to explore the natural world. On Tuesday, July 5th at 6:30pm join a naturalist at Eidson Woods Preserve on the corner of State Route 502 West and Union City-Palestine Rd. for an exciting summer walk. Dog’s like to hike too, so bring your furry friend along. Please remember to bring... read more
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Edison State to Host Fast Track Friday Events
Edison State Community College will host Fast Track Friday enrollment events beginning July 8 and running every Friday through August 5 for new and returning students. The events are designed to expedite the application and enrollment processes for fall classes that begin August 29. “This event is great because it gives people the opportunity to complete multiple enrollment steps... read more
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DCCA invites local students to audition for MCT’s Alice in Wonderland
Darke County Center for the Arts is once again presenting a week-long Missoula Children's Theatre residency which begins with auditions offering the opportunity for all interested youngsters to try out for a role in a full-scale musical theatre production and concludes with performances starring local students. Auditions for MCT's Alice... read more
Ag. Breakfast Meeting
Ag. Breakfast Meeting, Thursday, July 7, 7:30am, Brethren Retirement Center's Cafeteria, Greenville, (Enter through the Center's main doors under the awning, and follow the signs to the cafeteria.) A presentation on “Cover Crops” will be done by Greg Campbell. For your calendar: the following month’s meeting will be August 4, 2016. Sam Custer, Extension Educator, Agriculture & Natural Resources.
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Darke County Parks… “Bats: What You Didn’t Learn Watching Batman”
Just like superheroes, bats have impressive and amazing abilities. On Saturday July 9th at 8pm at Shawnee Prairie Preserve join Marne Titchenell, Wildlife Program Specialist with The Ohio State University Extension School of Environmental and Natural Resources to learn about the fascinating world of bats. Explore all about Ohio’s bats and hear the... read more
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Family Fun Day Continues
The Greenville Public Library's “Family Fun Day” continues in full force.  Don't miss Bruckner Nature Center's awesome program “Wildlife Encounter” for young and old on Wednesday July 6 at 11:00 a.m.  Meet on the front lawn or if bad weather in the First Congregational Christian Church Activity Building on Wayne and Devor... read more
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Darke County Parks… Looking for small catfish & bluegill
We are looking to re-stock our big aquarium with 2"-3" species of bluegill and catfish.  If you happen to catch some of these, please consider bringing them to the nature center for our display.  We would like 3-4 each of both the bluegill and catfish.  Reminder:  These species get oxygen deprived very quickly, so you may need to aerate them during transport.  Also, please call... read more
Municipal Concert Band Kicks Off the Summer Season
The Greenville Municipal Concert Band will begin its summer season on Sunday, July 3rd at7pm with a Celebration of Independence.  Municipal band concerts will take place in the beautiful Greenville City Park at the Marling Band Shell.  All Concerts are free and open to the public.  Concerts in the park will be given each week beginning July 3rd and continuing through Labor Day Sunday.  The band will not be... read more
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Hope Over Heroin event scheduled in Troy
Many citizens of Miami County have had the opportunity to attend a meeting of the Hope over Heroin, Troy planning team.  The team is comprised of various church members and community professionals. Their work is an effort to unite regional faith-based, non-faith based, addiction recovery and grief resources at one place, most often for the... read more
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Creeking Hike with DCP
Summer is here; let’s explore! The hot days and long, warm evenings of summer make it a great time to explore the natural world. On Saturday, July 2nd at 2pm join a naturalist at Worth Family Nature Preserve on Spring Hill Rd. for an exciting summer walk. Who knows what everyone will find when hiking in the creek looking for critters and cooling... read more
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Farm Power of the Past set for July 7-10
At the Darke County Fairgrounds from July 7 to 10, you may notice a few old tractors and some activity, but that is only the beginning. Up to 300 antique tractors of many makes and models will be on display, along with hundreds of gas engines - the small stationary engines that ran many machines in early households and factories, garden tractors galore, exhibits of horse drawn equipment... read more
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Represent Darke County Parks at the Gathering at Garst!
Volunteers are needed on both Saturday, July 30th and Sunday, July 31st to assist at the Darke County Park District booth.  You will be handing out park info, answering questions and promoting Prairie Days.  Period attire is required.  Borrowed garments from our own collection are available on a first come, first serve basis.  Shifts will be every two hours starting at 10am on Saturday... read more
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Butterfly Monitoring Volunteers Needed
Darke County Parks needs help! Butterfly habitat is declining, and scientists need to monitor their populations very closely. Every Friday at 2pm from now through September, join a naturalist to hike a pre-set path and record all the butterflies observed. These numbers will then be sent on to the Ohio Lepidopterists for scientific study... read more
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“Art at the Mill” exhibits patterns from nature
Historic Bear's Mill's Clark Gallery will feature the unique work of glass artist Susan Cannon and sculptor and jewelry-maker Jennifer Engel-Conley in the upcoming “Art At the Mill” exhibit opening with a reception on Friday, July 8. Sweet and savory finger food provided by The Merchant House plus drinks will be offered from 6 p.m. until 9... read more
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Quarter Auction to Benefit Gateway Youth
Mark your calendar and grab your roll of quarters to get ready for the upcoming “Quarter Auction” that is being held on July 15.  Proceeds will benefit the Gateway Youth Programs a local non-profit program that serves at risk youth from 7 to 18 years old in Darke County. The event is being held at the Moose Lodge building in Greenville located at 1200... read more
Financial Achievement Services offers free document shredding
 (June 22, 2016, GREENVILLE, OHIO) Financial Achievement Services (FAS), is once again offering Darke County residents the opportunity to have their paper records shredded and recycled on Saturday, July 9th during their annual Document Shred Day. “Shredding sensitive documents is an easy way to reduce your risk of becoming a victim of identity theft,” said Matt Arnold, owner and President of FAS. “We are happy... read more
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Your Pet can be a star
Greenville - The Darke County Friends of the Shelter will be making 2017 calendars. Enter your Pet's picture for a chance to become a Star in the group's 2017 calendar. The monthly pictures will be made up of local pets. Bring a photo or digital picture to the Darke County Animal Shelter, located just beyond the Sheriff's Department. All pictures... read more
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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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Take a cruise down memory lane during July’s First Friday
Greenville, OH - This year, Main Street Greenville will offer a new event for July’s First Friday! The focus is a 1950’s inspired theme, highlighting memories that once took place on Broadway, the main drag of downtown Greenville. Fire up the engine of your hot rod and take a cruise down memory lane on Friday, July 1st from 6 to 9 pm. “The... read more
Holiday Closings
Greenville Transit System Will be CLOSED July 4th In observance of Independence Day. County and other government offices also will be closed in “Observance of Independence Day”. Edison Community College Darke County Campus also will be closed, as will the Greenville Public Library.
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Recovery & Mental Health Services… Call for Entries for October 2016 Art of Recovery Exhibit
The Tri-County Board of Recovery and Mental Health Services is seeking entries from local artists for its annual Art of Recovery showcase, as well as a juried gallery exhibit to be displayed in the Art Gallery at Edison State Community College in Piqua throughout the month of October. Artists who have been affected personally, through a family member or friend, or anyone... read more
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Frisch Marionettes at Library
Another treat is in store Wednesday June 29th at Greenville Public Library's “Family Fun Day.  The Frisch Marionette Company will perform at 11:00 a.m. on the front lawn.  Frisch works in the traditional styles of 19th Century European Puppetry with a contemporary twist.  Every puppet is hand carved and every costume sewn and custom tailored for each character... read more
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Jr. Park Volunteers for June Jr. Naturalists
Darke County Parks invites students in grades 3-6 to join them for the June Jr. Naturalists program on Saturday, June 25th from 9:30am to 12pm at Shawnee Prairie Preserve on St. Rt. 502 west of Greenville. The June program will feature honeysuckle and garlic mustard. Honeysuckle smells terrific, but is non-native and invasive. That... read more
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Food and fun at DCCA’s “Barbecue and Blues”
Darke County Center for the Arts will host “Barbecue and Blues,” a family-friendly fundraiser at Turtle Creek Golf Course on Friday, July 15. The event opens at 6:30 p.m., with local favorites Higgins-Madewell providing their unique blend of strong vocals and amazing acoustic guitar work. Modern-day blues virtuoso Jay Jesse Johnson will be the... read more
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Full Strawberry Moon Hike with DCP
Summer is here; let’s explore! The hot days and long, warm evenings of summer make it a great time to explore the natural world. On Monday, June 20th at 9pm join a naturalist at Shawnee Prairie Preserve west of Greenville on St. Rt. 502 for an exciting summer walk. The hike starts late, hopefully the skies will clear to walk the trails of Shawnee by the... read more
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July’s Lunch on the Lawn
Get in the holiday weekend spirit on Friday July 1st at Lunch on the Lawn at the Greenville Public Library!  These events have become very popular with good reason - delicious food, a gorgeous setting, and fabulous music.  You’re welcome to bring a lawn chair or blanket and your own lunch - or purchase one at the white tent.  Or just stop by... read more
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Darke County Parks… Please sign up to help with summer camps!
Dates, times and topics listed below: *June 27-July 1 (Ages 13-15) - help needed 6/28, 6/29, 6/30 & 7/1: Adventure Zone, 10am - 4pm. NOTE:  These activities will be offsite, with 6/30 & 7/1 being an overnight; *July 6-8 (Ages 6-9) – help needed for all 3 days: Aquatic Adventures, 2pm – 4pm; *July 11-15 (Ages 10-12)  - help needed for all 5 days: Frontier Survival, 9am – 12pm... read more
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Local Artists Wanted for First Friday Event   
Artisan Stroll is the theme for Main Street Greenville's First Friday event held in August. The event has everything to do with handmade, homemade, and artisan crafts. The event will take place on Friday, August 5th from 6-9 pm in the downtown district. The committee is looking for artisans and crafters to display and sell their paintings, photography, handmade jewelry, dolls... read more
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“Family Fun Day” at Library
The Greenville Public Library presents its next “Family Fun Day” event on Wednesday June 22nd at 11:00 a.m.  Meet on the lawn under the shade trees and bring a blanket or lawn chair – ready to welcome back our favorite juggler Tom Sparough “The Space Painter.”  Tom's shows are  breathtakingly fun and always include tons of laughter, audience... read more
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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 the work, enjoy some yummy treats, and suggest... read more
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World Blood Donor Day is June 14
CBC donors can help overcome challenges of summer 2016 - DAYTON, Ohio – “Blood Connects Us All” is the theme of 2016 World Blood Donor Day and Community Blood Center is observing the Tuesday, June 14 celebration by promoting awareness about a summer donation season that arrives with uncertainties. “It’s an opportunity... read more
Annie Oakley Barn Unveiling
Annie Oakley Barn Unveiling will be held at Bob & Donna Peters' Farmstead 10313 Greenville- St. Marys Rd, Ansonia, OH 45303 on Wednesday, June 15th, 4PM (Rain Date TBA). Light refreshments will be provided. Download flyer here
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Registration Now Open for July 12 Western Ohio Precision Ag Day
Registration is now open for the July 12 Western Ohio Precision Agriculture Day hosted by Ohio State University Extension, Darke and Miami County in partnership with Dr. John Fulton, Precision Agriculture Specialist, The Ohio State University. Focusing on precision placement opportunities, the daylong workshop is a chance for growers to learn... read more
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Milkweed Seed Available to Help Monarch Butterflies
Attention primary school teachers, scout leaders or non-profit organizations involved in environmental education or outreach, there is an exciting opportunity available for you to help monarch butterflies. The Ohio Prairie Nursery has milkweed seed available to share and plant to increase monarch butterfly habitat. A written proposal must be submitted... read more
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Grain Safety Awareness Program to be held June 14, Sam Custer
OSU Extension, Darke County - On June 14, a grain safety awareness program will be held at the Darke County Fairgrounds. Demonstrations using the Grain C.A.R.T. (Community Agricultural Rescue Trailer) — Ohio’s first portable grain rescue simulator will be done. When working around grain storage facilities, incidents such as slips, trips, falls... read more
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Coffee with the Commissioner
Saturday, June 18th, Commissioner Stegall will have a “Coffee with the Commissioner” at the Whistle Stop, 200 South Main in Ansonia. The coffee will take place from 8:00 a.m. until 10.00 a.m. Come on out, enjoy and cup of coffee, and discuss county issues. This is your chance to let your local officials know what you want in Darke County, and what is happening in the Commissioner’s office... read more
Pollinator Workshop to be held in Shelby County
As you’ve heard by now, Monarch butterflies, honey bees, and other pollinating insects have been declining at alarming rates throughout Ohio and the Midwest. Did you know that pollinators are responsible for over 15 billion dollars in agriculture each year? Without them, many of our favorite and most common foods would cease to exist. Adequate habitat is the most critical component lacking for many of these species. Ideal... read more
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Library Film Series Features The Lady Eve
A gorgeous and talented con artist sets her sights on a naive and vulnerable brewery heir. With the help of her father (and partner in crime), she woos him until he is putty in her hands. The only thing that doesn’t go according to her plan is what happens to her own heart: it softens to the gullible, good-hearted chump, and she falls in love. Her... read more
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Fly Fishing Basics at Darke County Parks
Join Phill Hollinger, Darke County Parks’ fly fishing expert, on Saturday, June 18th at 1pm at the Shawnee Prairie Preserve Nature Center to learn the basics of fly fishing. Participants will discuss technique, flies (where and when to use them), where to fly fish locally, and more. After covering the basics, students will look into other supplies... read more
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Darke County Parks… Anthony Wayne Peace Council House Open
Want to learn more about the Treaty of Greenville, about the customs of the Native Americans here 200 years ago, or about the purpose of the council house? Join a local historian on June 18th from 1-3pm at the Anthony Wayne Peace Council House located at Prairie Ridge Meadow Park across from the Garst Museum to find out about... read more
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Hemmelgarn at “Family Fun Day”
The Greenville Public Library is thrilled to bring back crowd-favorite Mike Hemmelgarn to “Family Fun Day” this Wednesday June 15 at 11:00 a.m.  Mike always has a new and exciting performance featuring a custom blend of ventriloquist characters and a wild variety of comedy juggling with a splash of magic.  Mike's unique brand... read more
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Empowering Darke County Youth… Limited tutoring openings still available
More than 40 students will receive needed tutoring this summer courtesy of eight qualified tutors and education professionals. While afternoon and evening schedules are full at this time, there are still some spots available for morning sessions. This is a free tutoring program established by Empowering Darke County Youth. While it is targeted... read more
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Versailles Salutes the American Farmer
Versailles will Salute the American Farmer at this year’s Versailles Poultry Days June 10th-12th.  Celebrating its 65th anniversary the festival recognizes the men and women that created and maintain our area’s agricultural strength.  Agriculture the largest industry in Darke County and Ohio providing thousands of jobs in addition to feeding millions.  The area is a leader in poultry, livestock... read more
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Big Brothers Big Sisters… BBBS Rubber Duck Race and 5k Duck n Run/walk
Duck adoptions remain steady for the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby and Darke County, and Jennifer Bruns, Executive Director of the Shelby and Darke County agency, is hopeful to reach over 4000 ducks being launched this year.  Keeping with tradition, the person with the number on the winning duck wins the grand prize of $1000.00 and the next 12 ducks to follow win various prize... read more
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Poultry Days 2016 is Just Around the Corner!
The 65th Annual Versailles Poultry Days arrives June 10th, 11th, & 12th! Poultry Days, an annual community festival which began in 1952 to celebrate the area’s history as a leading poultry producer, is held the second full weekend in June. Arrive early to enjoy one of our World Famous chicken dinners. We expect to serve over 25,000 of these delicious... read more
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Jams & Jellies at the Library
Summer is the time of year to enjoy all the delicious fresh fruits that ripen in the heat.  Learn to capture them in jams and jellies!  Diane Barga returns to the Greenville Public Library Thursday June 9th at 6:30 p.m. to demonstrate how to make mouth-watering strawberry freezer jam.  You can take home a free jar just for attending!  Please... read more
Family Fest to be hosted by EUM Church
Kick off your Fourth of July weekend at Family Fest on July 2, 2016 at the Darke County Fairgrounds. This FREE event begins at 4:00 pm. Family Fest will host a day of free events for the entire family such as games, music, bouncy houses, corn hole, dunk tank, volleyball, face painting, Star 88.9, door prizes and lots more! There will also be information on hand to help families succeed and thrive, and a FREE meal for... read more
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Joseph at “Family Fun Day”
Again this summer the Greenville Public Library is hosting Wednesday “Family Fun Days” featuring top-notch talent that will entertain the whole family.  To start off the season June 8th the Library welcomes back Joseph Helfrich.  Joseph is a multi-instrument musician, singer, and storyteller who delights young and old alike.  His performance starts at 11:00 a.m... read more
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Street Art Saturday Series Coming to Downtown Greenville
Next weekend, a new event art series will begin in downtown Greenville! Street Art Saturdays will transform downtown Greenville into a spontaneous, outdoor performing arts venue on the second Saturdays of the summer season. The 2016 season includes the dates of June 11th, July 9th, and August 13th. The events... read more
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Paint Out at DCP by Greenville Art Guild
Join the Greenville Art Guild on Saturday June 11th at 10am at Shawnee Prairie Preserve as they utilize a variety of mediums to capture the beauty of nature. Artists will be located around the grounds and trails throughout the day, and they invite the public to come watch them work. Visitors can expect to see artists working with everything... read more
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Darke County Parks Volunteer Appreciation Ice Cream Social and Bingo
Darke County Parks would like to send a huge thank you to all of their volunteers. Whether they regularly help with school groups, maintenance, animal care, historical interpretation, special events, habitat healing, or anything in between, the park district board and staff truly appreciate all their hard work and dedication! The staff hopes all the... read more
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The Poultry Days Social Tent Schedules Rocks!
Poultry Days 2016 will continue the largest party in the area with an incredible lineup of musicians.  Nine live musical acts offer sounds ranging from familiar festival tunes, to alternative rock, to popular country.  With a Social Tent that can hold 2,000 people you can choose to be up front by the music or at a quiet table by the craft bar.  If... read more
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Meet the Mosquitoes at Darke County Parks
Join Grace Winhoven, former Darke County Parks Intern, on Friday, June 10th at 6pm at the Shawnee Prairie Preserve Nature Center to “meet the mosquitoes”.  The insects we love to hate have been in the news lately, and Darke County Parks is excited to have Grace shine a light on the mosquitoes of Ohio. She is majoring in entomology at Cornell University with a strong focus... read more
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Versailles Health Care Center… LLC Founder to Speak at Power Over Parkinson’s Group
Versailles Health Care Center is pleased to invite the community to its monthly event for people with Parkinson’s Disease and their families! Power Over Parkinson’s meets monthly to empower, socialize, and learn.  The June guest speaker will be Tori Holthaus, MS, RDN, LD. She is the founder of YES! Nutrition, LLC. She is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist who provides medical nutrition... read more
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Annie Oakley Golf Tournament planned for July 25
Preparations for the 35th Annual Annie Oakley Golf Tournament are underway!  Last year 100 golfers signed up for the 18-hole event, which benefited the Cancer Association of Darke County.  Committee members for the tournament are Matt & Angie Arnold, Kent & Lynn James, Todd and Beth Durham, Ray & Bettye Laughlin, Ed & Kay Curry... read more
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Versailles Health Care Center… Versailles native to speak at VHCC
Versailles native, Dr. Kenneth Pohl, Orthopedic Surgeon, recently held an educational workshop at Versailles Health Care Center on what’s new in joint replacement surgery. Dr. Pohl spoke about the various options available to those impacted by joint pain and/or dysfunction. Dr. Pohl also held a question/answer session following his... read more
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Entries accepted for Greenville Athletic Boosters Golf Outing
Entries are now being accepted for Greenville Athletic Boosters Golf Outing being held @ Turtle Creek Golf Course on Saturday, June 25th.  The Booster Golf Outing proceeds help fund annual scholarships, equipment reconditioning, and purchasing of new uniforms.  The strength of the Athletic Boosters has always depended upon... read more
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2016 Education Canoe Float on Friday, June 17th
GREENVILLE – Come out and enjoy a day on Greenville Creek on June 17, 2016.  The Darke and Miami Soil and Water Conservation Districts, City of Greenville, along with the Stillwater Watershed Project and the Park Districts of Darke and Miami Counties, are teaming up to provide an educational and fun trip covering a little over three miles on a tributary to one of Ohio’s most... read more
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Downtown Greenville Farmer’s Market Opening Day
GREENVILLE, Ohio-  The Downtown Greenville Farmers’ Market will return on Saturday, June 4th in front of the Darke County Courthouse on the corner of 4th and Broadway. The market will take place every Saturday until October 8th from 9 am to 1 pm. The Downtown Greenville Farmers’ Market has been a Darke County staple since 1998. This year promises to be another... read more
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Cancer Support Group… Tudor talks on Toxins
Christine Tudor will be speaking about toxins in our environment at the Cancer Support Group on June 2 at 7 pm at Wayne HealthCare in the 1st floor board room.
 
Christine was born and raised in Ohio.  She attended Eastern Kentucky University, where she received her B.S. in  1974 and herMasters of Ed. from Wright State University in 1980.  Continuing at The University of Dayton... read more
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DeColores Montessori still accepting Toddlers and Preschoolers
As the end of another school year quickly approaches, the DeColores Montessori School is still accepting students for 2016/17. Families with toddlers (ages 1-2) and/or preschoolers (ages 3-5), are encouraged to call and inquire about our programs and set-up a tour and visit. We are happy to show you around our school and what makes DeColores... read more
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Downtown Greenville is the place to be for live music!
More than ten different musicians will perform during Main Street Greenville’s June First Friday event! The event is scheduled for Friday, June 3rd from 6-9 pm in downtown Greenville. “The performers will be placed at different locations throughout the downtown district. This will allow folks to enjoy music as they stroll, shop, and dine downtown... read more
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Darke County Parks Summer Camps
For over a decade, Darke County Parks summer camps have been an annual tradition for families. In the parks continued commitment to get kids outside to learn, appreciate, and enjoy nature, they offer two styles of camps, day camps and mini camps. The classic day camps are similar to the format the parks has done for the last ten... read more
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Survivor’s Day Walk
Cancer Association Board Members invite the public to attend our annual SURVIVOR’S DAY WALK. The walk will be held at Greenville City Park, Shelter 3, June 5, 2016 Sunday afternoon. The event lasts from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Registration will be at the sign-up table. Hamburgers, brats, chips and desserts will be served for a donation.  LIVE MUSIC... read more
Darke County Parks… Butterfly Monitoring Volunteers Needed
Darke County Parks needs help! Butterfly habitat is declining, and scientists need to monitor their populations very closely. Every Friday at 2pm from now through September, join a naturalist to hike a pre-set path and record all the butterflies observed. These numbers will then be sent on to the Ohio Lepidopterists for scientific stud... read more
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Reptile Review for June Park P.A.L.S.
Darke County Park District invites children in kindergarten through 2nd grade to join them on June 11th from 10am to noon to discover all things reptiles during Park P.A.L.S! Please note the new 10:00 start time. This month everyone will meet at the Nature Center on St. Rt. 502 west of Greenville to learn what a reptile really is and which... read more
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Dave Knapp dealership to host holiday week blood drive
GREENVILLE, Ohio – Dave Knapp Ford Lincoln in Greenville will help boost blood donations during the busy Memorial Day holiday week with a blood drive Saturday, June 4 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.  The Community Blood Center Bloodmobile will be at 500 Wagner Ave. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com... read more
Ag. Breakfast Meeting
Ag. Breakfast Meeting , Thursday, June 2, 7:30am, Brethren Retirement Center's Cafeteria, Greenville (Enter through the Center's main doors under the awning, and follow the signs to the cafeteria.) For your calendar: the following month’s meeting will be July 7, 2016. Sam Custer, Extension Educator, Agriculture & Natural Resources
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American Pickers To Film In Ohio
Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their team are excited to return to Ohio! They plan to film episodes of the hit series AMERICAN PICKERS throughout Ohio with filming scheduled for this summer. AMERICAN PICKERS is a documentary series that explores the fascinating world of antique ‘picking’ on History. The hit show follows Mike Wolfe and... read more
VHCC 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 Tuesday, June 7, 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
Memorial Day Closings
Greenville Transit System will be closed in honor and recognition of Memorial Day, May 30.
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Darke County Parks Seeking Blacksmiths
Darke County Parks is looking for anyone interested in the time honored trade of blacksmithing. People have been working iron for over 3500 years, and until the, relatively, recent past, the blacksmith was the hub of the community. Everything from carriage springs to horseshoes and meat forks to roofing nails came from the... read more
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Benches available for purchase
The Darke County Fair Board and the Darke County Solid Waste Management District are placing another order for Memorial benches. These six foot long benches are made from recycled milk jugs as a lasting tribute to family and friends and will be placed around the Gazebo and other areas of the Fairgrounds for Fairgoers to enjoy the... read more
Darke County Genealogical Society Picnic
Darke County Genealogical Society Inc. are holding the annual picnic on Thursday, June 2, 2016, at 5:30 p.m. in the Greenville City Park. This will be at the same shelter that has been used in the past, #5. Bring food to share and your tableware and come to have a good time.
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Edible Spring Hike with DCP
Join Darke County Parks for their spring hiking series as they explore the sensations of spring. On Thursday, May 26th at 6:30pm join a naturalist at Shawnee Prairie Preserve just west of Greenville on State Route 502 to forage for fresh spring edibles. Who knows what the season’s weather will bring, so keep the conditions in mind when you dress for the hike. For more information... read more
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Library's Summer Reading for Kids
The 2016 Children’s Summer Reading Program “On Your Mark, Get Set...READ” begins Wednesday June 1st at the Greenville Publci Library.  Kids 10 & under can sign up to read and win great prizes!  Just request a reading sheet from the Circ Desk and keep track of your reading.  Each week you can get it stamped and pick out a prize.  The drawing for the grand prizes... read more
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Grain Safety Awareness Program to be held, By Sam Custer, OSU Extension, Darke County
On June 14, the Darke County Farm Safety Just For Kids program will be held at the Darke County Fairgrounds. Demonstrations using the Grain C.A.R.T. (Community Agricultural Rescue Trailer) — Ohio’s first portable grain rescue simulator will be done. When working around grain storage facilities, incidents such as slips, trips, falls, severe trauma injuries, entanglement... read more
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Greenville Public Library… Library's Lunch on the Lawn
Warm weather fun is finally here and as you make your summer plans be sure to include Lunch on the Lawn! This popular event is held the first Friday of June, July, and August from 11:30 to 1:00 on the beautiful Greenville Public Library lawn under the shade trees.  Box lunches are available from one of the local eateries and tables... read more
Volunteers needed during National Painting Week
Our local Sherwin Williams Paint Store has generously offered to donate paint and a couple of people to paint the railings at Prairie Ridge Meadow during National Painting Week.  This is a big job and they could use a few more people.  Can you help?  Details are as follows: Date:  Monday, May 23 & Tuesday, May 24 - Time:  9am - Location:  Prairie Ridge Meadow on North Broadway (meet in the parking lot). Please call Kathi at 937-548-0165 or email her at kmcqueen@darkecountyparks.org to sign up or if you have questions.
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Elusive Puttyroot Hike with DCP
Join Darke County Parks for their spring hiking series as they explore the sensations of spring. On Tuesday, May 17th at 6pm join a naturalist at Eidson Woods Preserve on the corner of State Route 502 West and Palestine-Union City Road to search for the Puttyroot orchid. It is the only wild blooming orchid in Darke County, and hopefully... read more
Darke County Parks… Hike with a naturalist and learn about butterflies!
Do you enjoy watching butterflies?  Would you like to assist with scientific data collection?  We need YOUR help to record the butterfly population of Shawnee Prairie each week throughout the warm months. Each Friday at 2pm starting on May 13, we will hike a preset route and record all butterflies seen... read more
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Greenville Public Library… GPL Film Series Features Sparrows
In May, Greenville Public Library's Third Floor Film Series will be screening Sparrows.  This 1926 film starring Mary Pickford is a fantastic comedic adventure film about a group of orphans living on a dilapidated farm in the swamps of Florida.  They are neglected and abused by the couple who owns the farm, who use them for cheap labor, and... read more
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Main Street Greenville Named Quarterfinalist for “America’s Main Streets” Contest
Support Main Street Greenville of Darke County by Voting Today - Greenville, Ohio –The national small business movement, Independent We Stand, announces the quarterfinalists, including Main Street Greenville of Darke County Ohio, of the 2016 Independent We Stand “America’s Main Streets” contest. As the lifeblood of our... read more
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Tickets for Choir-O-Rama 2016 “DYNAMITE” NOW On Sale
GREENVILLE, OH - Tickets for the 2016 Greenville High School Choir-O-Rama “Dynamite!” are now on sale. This GHS Tradition will be held on Saturday, May 21 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, May 22 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Clair Memorial Hall, 215 W. Fourth St., Greenville. Reserve and general admission seats are available this year... read more
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Greenville City School District… Family Reading Night, By Laura Bemus, Assistant Superintendent
Thursday, May 12th was an important date for our students and families of incoming 1st – 3rd graders!  From 5:00 – 7:00 PM we are hosting a Family Reading Night event at Memorial Hall. This event was truly a community event with many community members and Greenville City School staff members helping to make the event memorable... read more
Entries being accepted for Karlh McCallister Memorial Outing
(Greenville) Entries now are being accepted for the seventh Annual Karlh McCallister Golf Outing, planned for 12 p.m. Saturday, June 18, at the Turtle Creek Golf Course, 6545 State Route 36 East. Proceeds from the event benefit Bridges to College. “This has been a fun, successful event in the past,” said Marlise McCallister, who is coordinating the outing. “Last year, we had 80 golfers participate.” McCallister encouraged golfers to register early... read more
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Annie Oakley Festival… Wanted: 30 Darke County Teens
We are looking for Darke County Women Age 14-19 for the Miss Annie Oakley Shooting and Costume Contest. The contest is part of the Annual Annie Oakley Festival that is held at York Woods, the last weekend of July. The Miss Annie Oakley Shooting and Costume contest begins on Wednesday, July 13 at 6pm for a mandatory publicity photo shoot at the Annie Oakley Park Statue at 6pm... read more
Darke County Parks… Work Day for Sign Gardens
Bring your green thumbs and volunteer to help clean up the garden beds surrounding the signs at many of our park locations.  Some gardens already have good plants and will just need weeded, while others may need a complete overhaul. Join our Director, Roger Van Frank, as you travel to 5-9 different parks to get these beautiful locations ready for Memorial Day. Saturday, May 21, 2016, 9am (meet at Shawnee Prairie) until Approximately 3pm. To sign up or if you have questions, please call Kathi McQueen at 937-548-0165 or email her at kmcqueen@darkecountyparks.org
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Darke County Parks… Frog Fever at May Park P.A.L.S.
Darke County Park District invites children in kindergarten through 2nd grade to join them on May 21st from 9:30am to noon to discover all things frogs during Park P.A.L.S! This month everyone will meet at the Nature Center on St. Rt. 502 west of Greenville to see what’s hopping in the wetlands and search for all stages of the frog lifecycle in the... read more
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Main Street Greenville Program to plant flowers
In 2007, Main Street Greenville created the Adopt-A-Box Flower Program in downtown Greenville. Since then, more than 70 flower boxes and pots are funded and planted each Spring by individuals and businesses located in the community. This year’s Downtown Planting Day will be held on Saturday, May 14th from 8:00 - 11:00 am. During this... read more
Cancer Association fundraiser scheduled
Borderline, Baker's Motorcycle Shop and Union City Country Club to hold annual fundraiser for Cancer Association of Darke County. What ~  Poker Run, Live Music, 3 Man Golf Scramble at Union City Country Club, Chicken Dinners, Benefit Auction, 50/50 Drawing, Door Prizes. When ~  May 21  Doors open at noon     Poker Run at 11. Where ~  Borderline Club    6140 Hillgrove-Southern Rd, Greenville Club... read more
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Garst Museum… Annie’s Star Spangled Raffle
Want to win  $1000?  A week-end at a fabulous log home in Gatlinburg?  Or $500?  Get your tickets for Annie’s Star Spangled Raffle.  Raffle tickets at $5.00 a chance are available and will be drawn at the annual Annie’s Star Spangled Gala on Saturday, June 11.  You need not be present to win. The Gala is a FUNdraiser for the Museum.  Live auction... read more
Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy to begin at Edison State
The Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy at Edison State Community College is now accepting applications for the 20-week program that will prepare students for a career in law enforcement. Students of the program will meet for six days each week beginning in July and, upon successful completion, will graduate from the program in December. The curriculum of the program is certified by the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission... read more
Monte Carlo Night
Help support Darke County Cancer Patients. Public is invited to an evening of food and fun. Friday, May 13, 6-10 p.m. $10 admission. Lots of games and door prizes, silent auction, etc. VFW, North Ohio Street, Greenville, OH. Sponsored by Cancer Association of Darke County.
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Aging Smart, Diane Barga, OSU Extension, Darke County
OSU Extension, Darke County, has scheduled an “Aging Smart” 3 week program.  Older adults, 65+ are the fastest growing population group in the United States.  Most older adults want to remain independent and live at home, so we will cover three areas to help:  Preventing Falls in Your Home, Keeping Safe and Aging & Eating. These classes will be held... read more
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Registration Open for Gettysburg Homecoming Festival 5K
The 2nd Annual Gettysburg Homecoming Festival 5K Walk/Run is scheduled for 9:00 AM on June 25th. Beginning and ending at the Cardinal Center, the scenic course features a mix of town and country with terrain suitable for beginners and experienced runners. The 2016 5K is being organized by the Friends of the Cardinal Center who... read more
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Freezing and Canning Workshop Set for June
Gardeners and other lovers of fresh produce are often interested in extending the season’s bounty by learning more about home-preserving fruits and vegetables.  Now they can, by attending a free “Food Preservation Workshop,” presented by Ohio State University Extension, Darke County, at 603 Wagner Avenue, Greenville. There will be three sessions to the workshop... read more
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Poultry Days Chicken and Ride Presale Tickets
Poultry Days Maintains Low Presale Prices - Poultry Days announces that chicken prices will remain $7.50 per dinner for 2016.  Also that ride tickets which were reduced last year will be maintained and the all-day ride special will be expanded.  For the first time Greenville residents will be able to purchase presale tickets at the Greenville ACE.  Tickets... read more
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Researcher Seeking Soybean Fields for Pollinator Study
May 2, 2016 - COLUMBUS, Ohio – Although soybean crops are self-pollinating, some species of bee and fly pollinators can enhance soybean yields, says a researcher with the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University. The question is, what pollinator insects are active in Ohio soybean crops? That’s... read more
CAP Awareness Picnic
Mark Friday, May 13, 11 am to 2 pm for CAP’s Darke County Community Action Day Picnic at Greenville City Park Shelter No. 4. Get the details here.
Versailles Health Care Center… Joint replacement surgery workshop at VHCC
Versailles Health Care Center would like to invite the community to come learn what is new in joint replacement surgery with Versailles native Dr. Kenneth Pohl. The class will take place on Thursday, May 19th, 2016 at 6 pm in the dining room at Versailles Health Care Center. Coffee and dessert will be served. Dr. Pohl’s presentation will benefit anyone who would like to know more about various options available to those impacted by joint... read more
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Main Street Greenville… Date Night/Late Night Fridays in June
No need to drive over an hour for a great weekend night out! After working all day Friday, stay in town and enjoy downtown Greenville! Over 20 businesses have agreed to stay open late EVERY SINGLE Friday in June! (We will still have June's First Friday event: Live Music & Volunteer Fair on June 3rd). A romantic date night, friends night, girls night, guys night, or even enjoy... read more
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Big Brothers Big Sisters… BBBS Announces Daffy Duck Derby & Duck N’ Run 5k!
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby and Darke County is making plans for the upcoming annual fundraising event, 2016 Rubber Duck Race.  This event will be held on Thursday, June 23rd.  The Duck launch will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Geib Pavilion in Tawawa Park.  In addition to the duck race, the agency will also host the tenth annual Duck N’ Run/Walk 5k race, which is a part of... read more
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Shawnee Prairie Log House and Blacksmith Shop Open
Ever wonder what life was like for the early European settlers on the Ohio frontier? Imagine living in a log house every day or working in a blacksmith shop to earn your living. On May 14th and on Saturdays throughout the month of May from 1pm to 4pm at Shawnee Prairie Preserve west of Greenville on State Route 502 come visit the... read more
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Bear’s Mill Invites Onlookers to Timber Frame Event
A demonstration of Timber Framing will take place across from Bear’s Mill on Saturday, May 7, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.  Adult visitors can watch as a timber framed structure is erected, and children may make wooden pegs at stations. Assembling the timber framed structure is the culmination of classes that have taken place... read more
Poultry Days Vendor Space
The Serendipity Mothers are accepting reservations for space in the Vendor Tent for the Poultry Days Festival, June 10-12th.  Options include 10 x 10 ft. spaces in the Vendor Tent or space for your own tent.  All Vendor Tent spaces are on asphalt, while 15 x 15 ft. spaces for your own tent or display are available on either asphalt or grass. If you are interested in being a part of this celebration, please download Vendor... read more
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Butterfly Monitoring Volunteers Needed
Darke County Parks needs help! Butterfly habitat is declining, and scientists need to monitor their populations very closely. Every Friday from May through September at 2pm, join a naturalist to hike a pre-set path and record all the butterflies observed. These numbers will then be sent on to the Ohio Lepidopterists for scientific... read more
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Annie Oakley Festival… Cope’s Distributing to Sponsor “Aim for a High Mark” Essay Contest - The Annie Oakley Festival will again offer its annual “Aim for a High Mark” essay contest for Darke county girls age 8 to 13. This year’s contest is sponsored by Cope’s Distributing located at 640 Markwith Ave Greenville, Ohio. Three prizes will be awarded. First place will receive $75, second place will receive $50, and third place will receive $25. Entrants... read more
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Darke County Solid Waste… Recycle your out of date electronics for free
The Darke County Solid Waste Management District and 1 Shot Services, Bradford, OH, are joining forces to sponsor a “FREE” Electronics Recycling Day on May 26, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., in the swine barn at the Darke County Fairgrounds.  Vehicles will enter the Gate 2(near Wayne Healthcare), will go through the swine barn to... read more
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Now Enrolling Head Start Preschool Program
What is Head Start and why can it be important to my child? Head Start is a comprehensive early childhood development program that serves low-income children from ages birth to five years and their families at no cost.  It is a federally funded program that is operated by Council on Rural Services / Kids Learning Place in Darke County.  Children who attend... read more
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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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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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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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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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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