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DCCA to hold annual meeting
The Darke County Center for the Arts will hold its annual meeting on Sept. 7, 7 p.m., in the Community Meeting Room on the third floor of the Greenville Public Library, 126 W. Fourth St., Greenville.  All DCCA members are invited to attend.  The agenda includes election of officers and trustees and reports from the last fiscal year.  Immediately following... read more
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“Building Blocks II” Parenting Class planned
OSU Extension, Darke County, has scheduled a “Building Blocks II” parenting series.  The classes will be held September 21 and 28, 2017 at the OSU Extension Learning Center, 603 Wagner Avenue, Greenville.  The class times are from 6:00-8:00pm.  There is no fee for this class.  This is an adult only series. The “Building Blocks II” parenting classes... read more
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Cancer Assn partners with DC Foundation for Survivor’s Walk
Cancer Association of Darke County partners with Darke County Foundation for their yearly survivor's walk. Cancer Association of Darke County has held a Survivor's Day Walk for several years.  This has normally been held in June in connection with the National Cancer Survivor's Day.  However, this year they are partnering with Darke County... read more
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GHS Wavaires Perform at The Great Darke County Fair
GREENVILLE, OH – The Greenville High School Wavaires will perform at The Great Darke County Fair on Friday, August 25th, in the Grand Stand at 2:30 p.m. Admission into the grand stand is free of charge. The Wavaires will be performing a variety of music, including “Bring the House Down”, “Try Everything”, from the movie Zootopia, “Hey Soul Sister... read more
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North Star Open Air Dance
North Star Community Association is holding an Open Air Dance on Sept. 23, 6:40 p.m. at the North Star Community Center. Two groups provide music: The Micstand Band at 6:30 and Renegade at 9 p.m. There will be a golf cart raffle for a $10 donation. Also ice cold beverages, food, entertainment and a drawing to be held at 11 p.m. You need not be... read more
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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten
Families are invited to join the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program at the Greenville Public Library. The 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program is a nationwide challenge that encourages parents and caregivers to regularly read aloud to their children. By reading just one book a night, families can reach the 1,000-book goal in three... read more
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Friends of the Parks Basket Raffle
The Friends of the Darke County Park District are once again running their annual basket raffle this summer to culminate at Prairie Days on September 23rd and 24th. Local clubs donated baskets full of goodies to raise money for the Friends of the Parks. Baskets include one from the Darke County Birders, containing a certificate for a 50lb bag... read more
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Family Outdoor Nature Discovery at Shawnee Prairie
Darke County Parks are proud to offer a new monthly series, called Family Outdoor Nature Discovery (F.O.N.D.). F.O.N.D. is a timely opportunity for families to engage in unstructured and purposeful outdoor play in our parks. Our Naturalists will provide the tools and locations for kids and their parents to explore whatever nature provides each month. It’s... read more
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First Congregational Christian Church kicks off 22nd year of AWANA
First Congregational Christian Church, 115 West 5th Street in Greenville, will kickoff their twenty-second year of AWANA on September 17 at 5:15 pm. AWANA is a fun, discipleship program for kids, preschool - high school. Each week, students will participate in Bible teaching, scripture memory, game time, and silly themes. All are welcome! Registration... read more
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OSU Extension Offers Final Fertilizer Classes
Ohio State University Extension will be hosting the last programs in the area for all farmers and commercial applicators who apply fertilizer to 50 or more acres of crops to become certified. The first will be on August 28, 2017 and have two classes, one from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM and the other from 6:15 PM to 9:15 PM.  There will be a dinner between the two... read more
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The GREAT Darke County Fair is almost here!
August 18-26, 2017 - Darke County Fairgrounds - Greenville, OH 45331 - It's that time of year again for The GREAT Darke County Fair! Enjoy various livestock and horse shows, entertainment and much more! We are positive this is an event you won't want to miss. Be sure to bring your friends and family along for the fun too! For detailed schedule and list of events please... read more
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Arcanum Wayne Trail Historical Society
Coffee and Conversation Series - Dr. Jesse Heiser will be guest of the Arcanum Wayne Trail Historical Society August 12 at 10:00 a.m. for the final Coffee and Conversation session for this year.  Joining Dr. Heiser will be his daughter Esther Hoover as well as Gregg and Patty Spencer, all who will be sharing stories of living in Pitsburg. The... read more
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Greenville Municipal Concert Band to feature The Green DeVilles
Concerts in the park will continue this Sunday, August 6 with a concert scheduled by the Greenville Municipal Concert Band.  The concert will begin at 7pm at the Marling Band Shell area of the Greenville City Park.  This week, the band will perform a fantastic concert of Motown favorites.  Motown provided the world with many great songs and artists... read more
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August First Friday... Oh My, It's the Artisan Stroll
If you love arts and crafts, you won’t want to miss Main Street Greenville’s First Friday event for August, the Artisan Stroll! The event will feature over 55 different vendors, each offering art, crafts, or handmade items! The event will be held from 5:30 - 10 pm in downtown Greenville on Friday, August 4th. “It will be a jam packed night, with so much to... read more
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Seeking Vendors for 10th Annual Holiday Boutique
The EUM Church Women’s Ministry is excited to announce our 10th annual Holiday Boutique on November 11, 2017, from 9:00 am-2:00 pm at the EUM’s Worship Center at 1451 Sater Street in Greenville (corner of Sater Street & Sebring-Warner Road). The Holiday Boutique is designed for women of Darke County to connect with... read more
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“Every Woman Has a Story”
Our second event in a fun new series - Join us August 12, 2017 from 10am to 1pm in the Darke County Park District’s Shawnee Prairie Nature Center for a special ladies’ luncheon to celebrate women and their stories. This second session will highlight Lady Karen W. Burkett of the Washington Family who will share her knowledge of historical under-pinnings and dress... read more
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Call for Entries for October Art of Recovery Exhibit
The Tri-County Board of Recovery and Mental Health Services is seeking entries from local artists for its annual Art of Recovery showcase, as well as a juried gallery exhibit to be displayed in the Art Gallery at Edison State Community College in Piqua throughout the month of October. Artists who have been affected personally, through a family member or friend... read more
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August First Friday to feature over 55 artists and vendors
If you love arts and crafts, you won’t want to miss Main Street Greenville’s First Friday event for August, the Artisan Stroll! The event will feature over 55 different vendors, each offering art, crafts, or handmade items! The event will be held from 5:30 - 10 pm in downtown Greenville on Friday, August 4th. “It will be a jam packed night, with so much to see and... read more
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Library Film Series Features Pinocchio
Pinocchio is a 1940 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney based on the Italian children's novel The Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi.  It was the second animated feature film by Disney after the success of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937). The plot involves an old wood-carver named Geppetto who creates a... read more
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Missoula Children's Theatre: ALADDIN
Students entering grades 1-12 are invited to audition. Monday, July 31st 10 am, St. Clair Memorial Hall - Darke County Center for the Arts is once again presenting a week-long Missoula Children's Theatre residency which begins with auditions offering the opportunity for all interested youngsters to try out for a role in a full-scale musical theatre production... read more
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Darke County Area August Blood Drives
DARKE COUNTY, Ohio – The Darke County area will offer several community blood drives in August.  Everyone who registers to donate will receive the “Scouting 4 Donors – Ride with Passion, Give with Heart” t-shirt. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call 1-800-388-GIVE. It’s open throttle... read more
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Library's Craft Beer Class on Farmhouse Ales
Farmhouse ales offer a level of variety and complexity found in few other families of beer styles. Simultaneously rustic and refined, these beer styles draw inspiration from the beers brewed by Belgian and French farm estates of the 18th and 19th centuries. Farms in those times were responsible for providing beer to sustain and refresh their seasonal field workers, and each farm's beer was different... read more
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VHCC… Showing and Discussion: PBS Frontline Film “Being Mortal”
Join Versailles Health Care Center, a skilled nursing and rehabilitation center, and Wilson Health Hospice for a FREE showing and discussion of the PBS FRONTLINE film “Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End”.  Based on the best-selling book by Atul Gawande, MD, MPH, Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard... read more
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Teen Booksale at Library
Beginning Wednesday July 26th The Friends of the Greenville Public Library will be hosting a Young Adult Book Sale on the second floor featuring a wide variety of titles, subjects and genres! The suggested donation is 25 cents per book or 5 for $1.  On Thursday July 27th stop by to grab a cookie and a bookmark to go with your book, then... read more
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“Family Fun Day” Grand Finale
The “Family Fun Day” Grand Finale at the Greenville Public Library is Wednesday July 26 at 11:00 a.m. with world-renowned magician Gordan Russ.  Traveling through Europe, Australia and China, Gordon has brought his unique brand of illusion to thousands of people across the globe.  Exciting, surprise-a-minute magic with audience participation brings screams... read more
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Literacy: The Cornerstone of Success at the Library
Edison Darke County students make literacy presentation at Greenville library - According to a 2015 U.S. Department of Education report, 32 million adults cannot read above the fifth grade level… and one child in four currently grows up not knowing how to read. It’s not getting better. Today’s generation is less educated than the one before. Edison State Darke... read more
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2017 Annie Oakley Sidewalk Sales
Please join us in downtown Greenville for this year's legendary Annie Oakley Sidewalk Sales! Many downtown businesses will offer special deals and sales from Thursday, July 27th - Saturday, July 29th (some businesses, including KitchenAid Experience will offer special Sunday hours). Please check the list below for more info. The Darke County... read more
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Honoring our Revolutionary War Patriot
Fort GreeneVille Chapter DAR along with VFW Post 7262 will be having a marker dedication for William Walker at the Ithaca Cemetery on July 28 at 6:00pm. Walker is an American Revolutionary War Soldier who moved to Darke County after the War. Descendants of Walker from Texas and Ohio DAR Regent Nancy Schirm Wright will also be attending the dedication. The public is welcome to attend... read more
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Parade, sidewalk sales, cancer walk and Pink Mile walk
The Annie Oakley Festival is only a couple of weeks away, and the Annie Oakley Parade is a wonderful part of the weekend.  Come up to Greenville on Saturday morning, and enjoy the sidewalk sales, the Cancer Walk, the chance to see the men do the “Pink Mile” walk, and of course the parade.  The parade should reach downtown Greenville approximately... read more
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AMBA’s Kearns to speak at PERI picnic luncheon
Members of Public Employee Retirees, Inc. (PERI) and Ohio Public Employee Retirees, (OPERS), who are eligible to become members, will not only enjoy a picnic lunch at the VFW on Monday, August 7, 11:30 a.m., on Ohio St., Greenville, but will have the opportunity to learn and evaluate new membership insurance benefits that are now available to... read more
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Aktion Club presents FUNday Monday
Kiwanis Aktion Club is presenting a FUNday Monday event for at-risk youth at Greenville Park on Monday, July 17, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The festivities will be held at Shelter House #4. The Aktion Club, sponsored by Kiwanis of Greenville, is supported by the Darke County Board of Developmental Disabilities and stands for Services in Action. The community... read more
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Jim Gill at “Family Fun Day”
“Family Fun Day” at the Greenville Public Library continues on Wednesday July 19 at 11:00 a.m. with special guest Jim Gill.  Jim has a unique approach to his concerts for young children and families. This is because his graduate studies in child development have convinced him that family play is more important to young children than music alone... read more
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Represent Darke County Parks at the Gathering at Garst!
Volunteers are needed on both Saturday, July 29th and Sunday, July 30th to assist at the Darke County Park District booth.  You will be handing out park info, answering questions and promoting Prairie Days.  Period attire is required.  Borrowed garments from our own collection are available on a first come, first serve basis.  Shifts will be... read more
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Thinking about Growing Hops? Consider this Field Day
As the craft brew market continues to grow in Ohio, this could be prime time to tour a field of hops and learn what it takes to start one. This July 20 Hops Field Day will offer attendees guidelines on hops production, including how to market the crop to breweries, control pests, irrigate and fertilize the soil. Ohio has over 300 craft breweries open... read more
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Animal Tour at Shawnee Prairie Nature Center
Have you met our resident animal ambassadors?  We even have two baby turtles!  Learn why these animals live at the Nature Center and what it takes to care for them on a daily basis.  Find out why each and every animal is an important part of the ecosystem and how you can help to keep them safe.  Bring a friend and prepare to have an up-close... read more
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Celebration Animation
Applications are now being accepted for The 2017 Great Darke County Fair Little Miss and Mr. Pageant.  The pageant will take place in the fairgrounds youth building, located behind the gazebo.  It will be on Monday, August 21, 2017 with the boys starting at 5:30 and the girls starting at 6:30.  This year’s theme is “Celebration Animation,” a themed and judged event.  Make your favorite animated... read more
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Library Film Series Features Rocky
Rocky is a 1976 American sports drama film directed by John G. Avildsen and both written by and starring Sylvester Stallone. It tells the rags to riches American Dream story of Rocky Balboa, an uneducated but kind-hearted working class Italian-American boxer working as a debt collector for a loan shark in the slums of Philadelphia. Rocky starts out as... read more
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Darke Soil & Water Conservation District… Darke County Pond Clinic
The Darke Soil & Water Conservation District is coordinating a Tri- County recreational pond clinic. This will be hosted by Overholser Farms near Bradford .The event is scheduled for August 1st at 6:00 pm. Fish stocking, pond management, and weed control will be the main discussion points, but other topics can be addressed. This is an RSVP event, so... read more
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Library's “Family Fun Day”
The Greenville Public Library's next “Family Fun Day” is Wednesday July 12 at 11:00 a.m. on the Library lawn featuring mime Reed Steele.  Reed has been practicing his craft for more than 35 years and he has been a teaching artist with Arts for Learning for 30 of those years. Reed has a B.A. in Theatre and a B.S. in Physical Education Health, both of which... read more
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DCCA invites local students to audition for MCT’s Aladdin
Darke County Center for the Arts is once again presenting a week-long Missoula Children's Theatre residency which begins with auditions offering the opportunity for all interested youngsters to try out for a role in a full-scale musical theatre production and concludes with performances starring local students. Auditions for MCT's Aladdin will be... read more
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United Way “Stuff the Bus” set for July 28
Greenville, OH (June 26, 2017): Time to “Stuff the Bus” with United Way Goal is to collect 12,000 school supplies for area children - The Darke County United Way is once again having its annual Stuff A Bus school supply drive to collect school supplies and distribute them to all Darke County school districts for students in need.  Items needed include: paper... read more
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Anderson to speak at Annie Oakley Golf Tournament
The 36th annual Annie Oakley Golf  Tournament will be held on July 24, 2017 at Turtle Creek.  This event donates all proceeds to Cancer Association of  Darke County. Golfers will unite to help local cancer patients and enjoy a day of golfing and a dinner banquet as well.  The speaker this year will be Nicole Anderson, a cancer survivor and friend... read more
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Ag Safety Day set for July 18
The Darke County Chapter of Farm Safety For Just Kids will be hosting their 13th annual Progressive Ag Safety Day on Tuesday, July 18 from 9:00-2:00, at the Darke County Fairgrounds in Greenville. To register youth 7 to 13 - please send completed application and consent forms along with $3/child to: (checks made out to Darke County Farm Safety for... read more
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Live entertainment at the Annie Oakley Festival
The 2017 Annie Oakley Festival has a wonderful lineup of live entertainment for you to enjoy this year.  Country Harmony, Jeff Hittle, Spittin’ Image, and the Green de Villes will be your musical entertainment this year.  Gery L Deer and the  Ohio Western Arts Grand Showcase Performance hosted by "The Brothers & Co." Music & Variety Group... read more
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Dedication of Treasured Island planned for July 9
You may have noticed a brand new look in the Greenville City Park. Through the efforts of the non-profit group, Friends of the Greenville City Parks, the Treasured Island in the large pond has been restored.  Planning and fundraising efforts began last September.  The group held a 50/50 reverse raffle that raised close to $5000.  Donations large and... read more
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Live entertainment at the Annie Oakley Festival
The 2017 Annie Oakley Festival has a wonderful lineup of live entertainment for you to enjoy this year.  Country Harmony, Jeff Hittle, Spittin’ Image, and the Green de Villes will be your musical entertainment this year.  Gery L Deer and the  Ohio Western Arts Grand Showcase Performance hosted by "The Brothers & Co." Music & Variety Group will be at the... read more
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SonQuest Rainforest offered by First Presbyterian
Join us at SonQuest Rainforest!  First Presbyterian Church invites all children in 1st – 8th grade to join us for a one day VBS event. “At SonQuest Rainforest your kids will follow Jesus on a life-changing journey!  Children will have a great time singing songs, watching skits, creating crafts and playing games.  But most important, they... read more
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Food and fun at DCCA’s “Barbecue and Blues”
Darke County Center for the Arts will host “Barbecue and Blues,” a fun-filled fundraiser at Turtle Creek Golf Course on Friday, July 14. The Thirsty Turtle will have food and a full range of drinks available for purchase throughout the evening, with a special menu featuring BBQ pulled pork sandwiches, pulled chicken, cole slaw, baked beans, and kettle chips from... read more
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Empowering kicks off Summer Reading at Edison
GREENVILLE – Summer is off to a great start, as is the Summer Reading Program at Edison State Community College, Darke County Campus. The Empowering program would like to invite any Darke County student, particularly grades K-6, to stop in and “Read a Bit”… take a trip to another land, learn something you didn’t know, or just enjoy an... read more
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July First Friday: Take a Cruise down Memory Lane
Greenville, OH - For the second year, Main Street Greenville will be bringing back Memories on Main for July’s First Friday event. The focus is a 1950’s inspired theme, highlighting memories that once took place on Broadway, the main drag of downtown Greenville. Fire up the engine of your hot rod and take a cruise down memory lane on Friday... read more
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Blood Drives for July
‘Find your American Spirit’ by donating in July - DARKE COUNTY, Ohio – Community Blood Center is challenging donors to “Find Your American Spirit” by giving blood during July at an area blood drive near you. Everyone who registers to donate will receive the “Blood Donor – Find Your American Spirit” t-shirt.  Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment... read more
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Annie Oakley Festival to hold car show
Do you have an old, remodeled car dated from 1900 to present year? Do you like to see remodeled cars all shiny and new? Well we have a place for you to come see or even register your car in.  The Annie Oakley Festival of 2017 at York Woods. York Woods is located at 6129 Reed Road Ansonia Ohio 45308. We will be having the Car Show on Sunday July... read more
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Local Artists Wanted for First Friday Event
Artisan Stroll is the theme for Main Street Greenville's First Friday event held in August. The event has everything to do with handmade, homemade, and artisan crafts. The event will take place on Friday, August 4th from 5:30-10 pm in the downtown district. The committee is looking for artisans and crafters to display and sell their paintings... read more
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Family Fun Day at Library
The Greenville Public Library's next “Family Fun Day” is Wednesday July 5 at 11:00 a.m. on the Library lawn.  All-time favorite Jim Kleefeld will entertain with “The Build a Better World Magic Show!”  Fun for children and parents alike, this exciting show features stories and books mixed with magic, all about hammers and nails, bricks and mortar... read more
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Lincoln Funeral Train Marker to be Unveiled
A historical marker commemorating the passage of the Lincoln Funeral Train through Darke County will be installed in New Madison this Fourth of July. The marker will signify the passage of the body of President Abraham Lincoln through New Madison, who was assassinated on April 15th, 1865. The route of Lincoln’s funeral train cut a path through Darke... read more
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Raptor Run To Support Our Parks
Join Darke County Parks as we host our first ever 5K walk/run on August 5th at 8am!  If you have never participated in a 5K, this event would be a great place to start.  Our fun run encourages participants to dress up as owls, eagles, falcons, and hawks as they complete the course and journeys through the trails of Shawnee Prairie Preserve to take... read more
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18th Annual Farm Power of the Past set for July 6-9
It is almost time for the 18th Annual Greenville Farm Power of the Past Antique Tractor and Gas Engine Show at the Darke County Fairgrounds. This year’s show dates are Thursday, July 6th through Sunday, July 9th. Every year a different tractor manufacturer is featured, but this year the overall feature is Lesser Known Classic Tractors. Generally, these are tractors that were manufactured... read more
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Good Old Fashioned Campfire
Join us for a good old-fashioned campfire! Gather at Shawnee Prairie Preserve on Friday, July 7th at 8:30pm, where the campfire will be ready and the fun will begin.  Bring a camp chair and join a naturalist for an evening of sitting around the fire, eating s’mores, listening to stories, and singing campfire songs. Special guest Bill Light will be joining... read more
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Nature on the Tecumseh Trail
The Tecumseh Trail bike path, part of the Darke County Parks’ network of nature space, has plenty of unique habitats along its borders.  Join a naturalist on Thursday, July 6 at 6:30pm, for a walk along the trail exploring the nature along the way. We’ll visit the newest completed section of the trail and enjoy a peaceful walk along Bridge Creek. This... read more
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July Concert on the Lawn
The Greenville Public Library's second free Concert on the Lawn will feature Shades of Grey from Troy Ohio.  Join us Friday July 7th on the front lawn of the Library from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.  Everyone is invited to stop by and enjoy the music!  Bring a blanket, lawnchair, and your lunch - or just take a moment’s break.  Rain location is First... read more
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Your Pet can be a star
Greenville - The Darke County Friends of the Shelter will be making 2018 calendars. Enter your Pet's picture for a chance to become a Star in the group's 2018 calendar. The monthly pictures will be made up of local pets. Bring a photo or digital picture to the Darke County Animal Shelter, located just beyond the Sheriff's Department. All pictures... read more
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Paddle by the light of the Full Moon
The Full Strawberry Moon takes place on July 8th and Darke County Parks hopes to float the creek by its light!  We’ll meet at the starting location (to be determined) at 8 pm to get started on the water before dark, and then continue our float as darkness falls.  We’ll complete our float under the light of the full moon, enjoying a unique paddling experience... read more
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Lunch & Learn at Library
The Greenville Public Library's monthly Lunch & Learn is Wednesday July 5 at 12:30 p.m. The topic is “The Importance of Rest and Recovery” presented by Jordan Francis, Wellness Director at Wayne Healthcare.  Lunch and Learn is coordinated by Warren Richards as part of the Library's Wellness Program.  Jordan explains "If you exercise regularly... read more
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Dr. Harry G. Thomas Medical Scholarship announced
The Darke County Historical Society is pleased to announce that funds will be available from the Harry G. Thomas Medical Scholarship Program for the 2017-2018 academic year. The H.G. Thomas Medical Scholarship program, administered by the Darke County Historical Society, was established and funded in 1971 by Lowell Thomas and his sister Pherbia... read more
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Library's Next “Family Fun Day”
Family Fun Day at the Greenville Public Library continues on Wednesday June 28 at 11:00 a.m. with “Tricky Max” whose interactive program is chock-full of hilarious comedy, acts of astonishment, fun-loving jokes and funny, lovable, over-sized puppets that keep the laughter rolling.  Tricky Max is aka Paul Adams who did the Dr. T. Rex, Mr. Molecule... read more
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Midmark to host July Open House for engineers
DAYTON, Ohio, June 19, 2017 — Midmark Corp. continues to expand its engineering team and will host its second recruiting open house this year on Wednesday, July 19, 2017, from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Midmark Education Center, located at 60 Vista Drive, Versailles, Ohio (East building). The dress code for the event is business casual. Midmark encourages... read more
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Annie Oakley Golf Tournament to be held July 24
The 36th annual Annie Oakley Golf Tournament is fast approaching.  It will be held July 24, 2017 at Turtle Creek Golf Course. Get signed up with your team today for a chance to win a new car or truck from one of four Darke County area car dealers!  You can also purchase a T Sign to be displayed to advertise your business or in honor or memory of someone... read more
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Tickets on sale for DCCA BBQ & BLUES
Summer Fundraising Event - July 14th at Turtle Creek - Tickets are now for sale for Darke County Center for the Arts annual summer fundraising event “Barbeque and Blues”. The Friday, July 14th event will again be held at the lovely and inviting grounds of Turtle Creek Golf Course; tickets cost $10. Thirsty Turtle will provide a Picnic BBQ menu from 6:00 until... read more
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Friends of the Greenville City Parks to dedicate “Treasured Island”
The Friends of the Greenville City Parks will be dedicating the island in the Greenville City Park on Sunday, July 9th at 5:00pm. The "Treasured Island" project has been completed. It is a beautiful sight again at the entrance in to the park. Please come and join in the celebration. Bring your lawn chair for the event. The dedication will be held at the backside... read more
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Rain Barrel Workshop at Shawnee Prairie on June 20th
The Darke Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) and Darke County Park District will be hosting a Rain Barrel Workshop on Tuesday, June 20th at 6:30pm at Shawnee Prairie Preserve (4267 State Route 502 West).  A rain barrel is a rain water collection system that stores rooftop runoff to be used later for activities such as lawn and garden watering, car... read more
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North Star to celebrate 75th Anniversary
The Village of North Star will be celebrating its 75th Anniversary (from date of incorporation) on July 4, 2017 during the annual American Legion Bean Bake.  There will be a short ceremony at 12:30 at the North Star Community Park Shelter House. Ham and Bean Soup, Chili, hot dogs, sandwiches, soda and beer will be available for purchase from the... read more
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Library Class in Non-Traditional Publishing
Come and explore the non-traditional avenues of publishing with a writer who has traveled the path!  J. E. Irvin, award-winning author of The Dark End of the Rainbow, will offer inspiration and reassurance by sharing her struggles and experiences in seeking publication on Thursday June 29th at 6:00 p.m. at the Greenville Public Library.  This is a free class but seating is... read more
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Hemmelgarn at “Family Fun Day”
The Greenville Public Library is thrilled to bring back crowd-favorite Mike Hemmelgarn to “Family Fun Day” Wednesday June 21 at 11:00 a.m.  Mike always has a new and exciting performance featuring a custom blend of ventriloquist characters and a wild variety of comedy juggling with a splash of magic.  Mike's unique brand of entertainment is loved... read more
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Daffy Ducks Will Be Flocking To The River Soon
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby and Darke County will be launching ducks down the river very soon!  The 11th Annual Duck Derby and Duck-N-Run 5K are scheduled for Thursday, June 22nd, at Tawawa Park in Sidney.  Duck adoptions and 5K registrations are still available, but time is running out.  The Duck Derby and 5K are a fun and exciting way to... read more
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Darke County Parks… The Art of Nature Journaling
Do you want a deeper appreciation of the world around you? Maybe just record what you see on your hike? How about practice your sketching or watercolor skills on an outdoor subject? Join Darke County Parks along with the Greenville Art Guild for a workshop on the art of nature journaling to be held on Saturday June 24 at 9am. We’ll meet at Shawnee... read more
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Family Fest to be Hosted by EUM Church
Kick off your Fourth of July weekend at Family Fest on July 1, 2017 at the Darke County Fairgrounds. This FREE event begins at 4:00 pm. Family Fest will host a day of free events for the entire family such as games, music, bouncy houses, corn hole, dunk tank, volleyball, face painting, Star 88.9, door prizes and lots more! There will also be... read more
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World Blood Day is June 14
DAYTON, Ohio - Community Blood Center hopes the celebration of World Blood Donor Day Wednesday, June 14 with the global theme for 2017 of “What Can You Do? Give Blood, Give Now, Give Often” will inspire more people to join the ranks of volunteer blood donors. This year the World Blood Donor Day campaign is focusing on giving blood in times of crisis... read more
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Film Series Features Stagecoach
Join us at the Greenville Public Library on Thursday June 22nd at 7 p.m. for Stagecoach, a 1939 American Western film directed by John Ford starring Claire Trevor and John Wayne in his breakthrough role as Ringo Kid. The screenplay written by Dudley Nichols is an adaptation of "The Stage to Lordsburg" a 1937 short story by Ernest Haycox. The... read more
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Paint Party at Library
Enjoy a fun, guided art class with talented, friendly instructor Janelle Vargo at the Greenville Public Library on Saturday June 24th from 10:00 to noon.  No experience is necessary to create your own masterpiece!  This is a free class for adults 18 and older.  Supplies and refreshments are provided.  Since space is limited please register by calling 548-3915. Janelle has... read more
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“Family Fun Day” at Library
The Greenville Public Library presents its first “Family Fun Day” event on Wednesday June 14th at 11:00 a.m.  Meet on the lawn under the shade trees and bring a blanket or lawn chair – ready to welcome back our favorite juggler Tom Sparough “The Space Painter.”  Tom's shows are  breathtakingly fun and always include tons of laughter, audience... read more
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Greenville Municipal Concert Band Announces Its Summer Season
Music will continue in the Greenville City Park this summer with presentations from the Greenville Municipal Concert Band.  The old band shell has been removed and construction on the new shell is set to begin very soon.  Since the construction of the Marling Band Shell in 1934, the Greenville City Park has enjoyed great entertainment provided by the... read more
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Leadership Development Sessions Offered at Edison State
The Center for Leadership Development at Edison State Community College is now offering a series of summer training opportunities intended to develop employees in their current position as well as prepare them for leadership. A series of individual, daylong sessions will focus on various topics dedicated to strengthening organizations... read more
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Family Outdoor Nature Discovery program at Shawnee Prairie
It’s no secret that we all have way too much screen time. According to Scott D. Sampson, author of How to Raise a Wild Child, “The average North American child now spends about seven hours a day staring at screens and mere minutes engaged in unstructured play outdoors, a dramatic transformation within the past generation. Yet recent research indicates that experiences in nature... read more
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Craft People Needed for Annie Oakley Festival
Help Wanted: Do you know a craft that dates back to Annie Oakley’s time, between 1860 and 1926.  The 2017 Annie Oakley festival will be its 54th anniversary.  We need artisans who work with glass, tin, iron, wood, leather, stoneware, needle crafts, soap, weaving or other such crafts of that time period, etc.  What a great way to showcase and sell your craft at the same time.  All it takes... read more
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Register for Darke County Parks Summer Camps today!
The Darke County Park District offers several camps throughout the summer for ages 6-15 and time is running out to register!  The camps for 6-7 year olds include: “Things With Wings,” a flight themed camp, will run June 19th through 23rd from 10am to 12pm with a $65 fee. “Rocks,” a geology camp, will run June 26th through 30th from 10am to 12pm... read more
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Friendship Community Church Celebrates 175 Years
Located 5 miles southwest of New Madison on Eaton Ft. Nesbit Road, this small church was built in 1842 on land which had been purchased for 25 cents from Mr. and Mrs. George Miller. Several denominations met at the church at different times of the day. The building went through different times of not being used, but each time was eventually repaired and... read more
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Camping Class at Library
The Greenville Public Library's Teen Department is offering a class on primitive camping on Saturday June 17th from 1:00 to 3:00.  The program is open to students ages 11 to 18 but parents are welcome to attend with their kids.  Local outdoors enthusiast Aaron Olson will be going over some of the basics of primitive camping: how to choose a campsite, start a fire... read more
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Entries being taken for the Annie Oakley Parade
The Annie Oakley Parade will take place on Saturday, July 29th, in downtown Greenville Ohio.  We are planning on over 100 entries this year, with many of your all time favorites.  If you are a business in the Darke County Community, we would love to have you join us in the lineup.  Schools, bands, 4H groups, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, church groups... read more
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Annie Oakley Golf Tournament Garden of Memories
Preparations for the 36th Annual Annie Oakley Golf Tournament are underway!  Last year 100 golfers signed up for the 18-hole event, which benefited the Cancer Association of Darke County.  Committee members for the tournament are Matt & Angie Arnold, Kent & Lynn James, Todd and Beth Durham, Ray & Bettye Laughlin, Ed & Kay Curry... read more
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Versailles Celebrates an Eggstravaganza
Versailles will celebrate the 66th annual festival June 9th-11th with a theme of a “Poultry Days Eggstravaganza” which recognizes the celebration and enjoyment everyone has visiting the festival.  The board led by Chairmen Kevin Kissinger has been working for a year to deliver another quality festival. Last year Versailles finally crushed the... read more
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2017 Education Canoe Float on the Stillwater River
GREENVILLE – Come out and enjoy a day on the Stillwater River on June 9, 2017.  The Darke and Miami Soil and Water Conservation Districts, City of Greenville, along with the Stillwater Watershed Project and the Park Districts of Darke and Miami Counties, are teaming up to provide an educational and fun trip covering a little over three miles of... read more
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Anthony Wayne Peace Council House Open
Want to learn more about the Treaty of Greeneville, about the customs of the Native Americans here 200 years ago, or about the history of a council house? Join a local historian on June 17th from 1-3pm at the Anthony Wayne Peace Council House located at Prairie Ridge Meadow Park across from the Garst Museum to find out about these interests... read more
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The Poultry Days Social Tent Rocks!
The Poultry Days’ Social Tent will offer largest live music event in Darke County again for 2017 with an incredible lineup of musicians.  Nine live musical acts offer sounds ranging from familiar festival tunes, to alternative rock, to popular country.  With a Social Tent that can hold 2,000 people you can choose to be up front by the music or at a quiet table in our bar area.  If you want to be in the sunshine... read more
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Downtown Greenville Farmers’ Market Opening Day
GREENVILLE, Ohio-  The Downtown Greenville Farmers’ Market will return on Saturday, June 3rd in front of the Darke County Courthouse on the corner of 4th and Broadway. The market will take place every Saturday until October 14th from 9 am to 1 pm.  The Downtown Greenville Farmers’ Market has been a Darke County staple since 1998. This year promises to be another great year... read more
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Register for Darke County Parks Summer Camps today!
The Darke County Park District offers several camps throughout the summer for ages 6-15 and time is running out to register!  The camps for 6-7 year olds include: “Things With Wings,” a flight themed camp, will run June 19th through 23rd from 10am to 12pm with a $65 fee. “Rocks,” a geology camp, will run June 26th through 30th from 10am to 12pm... read more
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Jordan Agency to sponsor June First Friday
Main Street Greenville’s June First Friday event will be sponsored through the generosity of the Jordan Agency and will have a dozen musicians performing at different locations throughout the downtown district! The event is scheduled for Friday, June 2nd from 6-9 pm. “The performances will be taking place both indoors and outdoors. This will allow... read more
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Community Blood Center ‘Scouting for Donors’ summer campaign
DAYTON & DARKE COUNTY Ohio – Many area sponsor groups will host blood drives in June and be part of the Community Blood Center “Scouting for Donors Summer Blood Drive” campaign. Everyone who registers to donate will receive the “Giving Blood, Saving Lives, That’s How I Roll! Donate Blood” t-shirt. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment... read more
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Dr. Paul Jones to speak at Living with Cancer Support Group
Public is invited. Free admission. Thursday, June 1 at 7 pm at Wayne HealthCare. (Located in the Board Room down past the lab to the left.) Paul Jones is a native of Ohio and a graduate of The Ohio State University School of Veterinary Medicine. He attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio for 3 years prior to acceptance into the Veterinary... read more
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Lunch & Learn at Library
The Greenville Public Library's monthly Lunch & Learn is Wednesday June 7 at 12:30 p.m.
The topic is “ReFresh Sessions” presented by Jordan Francis, Wellness Director at Wayne Healthcare.  Lunch and Learn is coordinated by Warren Richards as part of the Library's Wellness Program. Jordan explains "Rejuvenate your mind and... read more
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The Domino Effect: Making A Difference In Darke County, By Jamie Wombolt
On May 30th at 5:30 pm, Greenville Dominos Manager Ashley VanHoose, will hold her first meeting concerning her new outreach program, "The Domino Effect." Like most, Ashley watches the news and reads the papers and feels that it's obvious that we are in the middle of a war against drugs, but more importantly, she fears we are losing... read more
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Craft Beer Class at Library
As temperatures soar in the summer, even die-hard craft beer drinkers start rethinking their heavy imperial stouts and other high alcohol brews and reaching for lighter beers.  Beers that are low in alcohol and more suited to sweltering summer days don't have to be low in flavor though. You can drink light, refreshing beer without sacrificing quality and... read more
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Concert on Library Lawn
This summer the Greenville Public Library will be offering free concerts on the front lawn featuring some of the best talent in the area.  Each concert will coincide with Mainstreet’s “First Friday” starting with June 2nd from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.  Everyone is invited to stop by and enjoy the music!  Bring a blanket, lawnchair, and your lunch - or just take a moment’s... read more
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Empowering to hold fundraising garage sale
Empowering Darke County Youth will be holding a garage sale this weekend. If any one is willing to donate gently used items we would appreciate it, as all proceeds will go to Empowering Darke County Youth. This program is a Not-for-profit Community Service Organization. It provides tutoring and mentoring to at-risk Darke County Youth. According to ODE (2015), nearly 1 in 10 Darke County... read more
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Darke County Parks Summer Camps
For over a decade, Darke County Parks summer camps have been an annual tradition for families. In the parks’ continued commitment to get kids outside to learn, appreciate, and enjoy nature, they offer two styles of camps, day camps and mini camps. The classic day camps are similar to the format the parks has done for the last ten years featuring crafts, take home items, lots of nature, and fun... read more
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BBBS Announces Daffy Duck Derby & Duck N’ Run 5k!
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby and Darke County is making plans for the upcoming annual fundraising event, 2017 Rubber Duck Race.  This event will be held on Thursday, June 22nd.  The Duck launch will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Geib Pavilion in Tawawa Park. In addition to the duck race, the agency will also host the elventh annual Duck N’ Run/Walk... read more
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Republican Men’s Club to Host Congressman Warren Davidson
Meeting is May 20, Armed Forces Day - The Darke County GOP Men's Club will be meeting on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 8:00am at the Brethren Retirement Center Cafeteria, 750 Chestnut Street, Greenville. We are pleased to announce that Congressman Warren Davidson will be the guest speaker. Breakfast begins around 7:30am at cost of $6.00 or you may come... read more
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VHCC to Host Bingo Night
Versailles Health Care Center, a skilled nursing and rehabilitation center, is hosting a FREE Bingo Night on Tuesday May 23, 2017 from 7-8 pm. Bingo winners will receive  nonperishable food items and small household items! All in attendance will be entered to win a $100.00 Kroger gift card! This is a free event and open to the public. Popcorn and drinks... read more
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Family Yoga on the Lawn
The whole family is invited to “Yoga on the Lawn” at the Greenville Public Library!  On Wednesdays May 24th, June 21st, July 12th, and August 9th yoga teacher Erica Menke will lead a free hour long class from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.  The class will be suitable for all age groups, from beginners to more advanced.  Bring your own blanket or yoga mat and... read more
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Choir-O-Rama 2017 “Better When I’m Dancing”
GREENVILLE, OH - Tickets for the 2017 Greenville High School Choir-O-Rama “Better When I’m Dancing!” are now on sale. This GHS Tradition will be held on Saturday, May 20 at 7pm and Sunday, May 21 at 2pm at St. Clair Memorial Hall, 215 W. Fourth St., Greenville. Reserve and general admission seats are available again this year. Tickets... read more
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DCP Presents “Plant Name Lore”
Ever wonder how a plant got its name or why historical tradition views it in a particular light? The Mayapple is pretty easy, but others aren’t so simple. On May 20th at 2pm join a Darke County Parks naturalist to learn more about these interesting aliases. During this illuminating afternoon, participants will discuss why some plants were stuck with their... read more
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Library Features Film Brazil
Brazil is a 1985 dystopian science fiction film directed by Terry Gilliam and written by Gilliam, Charles McKeown, and Tom Stoppard. The film stars Jonathan Pryce and features Robert De Niro, Kim Greist, Michael Palin, Katherine Helmond, Bob Hoskins and Ian Holm.  It centers on Sam Lowry, a man trying to find a woman who appears in... read more
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Main Street Greenville program to plant flowers
Volunteers will plant more than 70 locations throughout the downtown district during Main Street Greenville’s Planting Day! In 2007, Main Street Greenville created the Adopt-A-Box Flower Program in downtown Greenville. Since then, more than 70 flower boxes and pots are funded and planted each Spring by individuals and businesses located... read more
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Poultry Days 2017… Worch Library Poultry Days Talent Show
Worch Memorial Public Library is thrilled to announce it is hosting a Poultry Days Talent Show, Worch Talent Show Extravaganza, to showcase the various community talents. Prizes will be awarded in a variety of categories. At the Worch Talent Show Eggstravaganza on Sunday, June 11 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., participants will be able to show off their talents during the Poultry Days’ festivities... read more
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Railroad Heritage Festival scheduled for June 3
The Bradford Ohio Railroad Museum will be hosting its annual Bradford¬ Railroad Heritage Festival on June 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Festivities include Carillon Children’s Train Rides, Children Games, Boxcar Building and more. Admission is $3, ages 4-12; $5, ages 13 and above, and $15 family. Children 3 and under are free. The Bradford Ohio Railroad Museum is located at 200 N. Miami Ave., Bradford... read more
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Applications now accepted for 2017 Miss Chick Pageant
Versailles Poultry Days, Inc. is pleased to announce we are now accepting applications for the 2017 Miss Chick Pageant. The contest, sponsored by the Versailles Savings and Loan and Versailles Poultry Days, Inc., will take place June 9 & 10, 2017 beginning with personal interviews at noon on Friday the 9th and the onstage interview beginning at 2 PM... read more
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Get “5K Fit” with DCP
Have you always wanted to try a 5K but never got around to it? Are you tired of those holiday pounds sticking around? Do you just need some motivation to get healthy? Darke County Parks is hosting a fitness program called 5K Fit every Thursday @ 5:30pm from now through May 18th. Join them throughout the spring to get healthy. They’ll have... read more
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Poultry Days Parades
Registration is open for Versailles Poultry Days’ Grand Parade and the Antique Car Parade.  To register for two of the largest parades in the area, go to Activities at Versaillespoultrydays.com.  We expect over 125 units again this year for the Grand Parade which will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, June 10th.  Awards are given for Junior Civic... read more
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Edison State Holds 42nd Annual Commencement Ceremony
First Graduate to Deliver Keynote Address - Edison State Community College will hold its 42nd annual spring commencement ceremony on Friday, May 12, 2017, at 7 p.m. in the North Hall on the Piqua Campus. Nearly 400 students will be earning a total of 440 degrees or certificates in business, computer information technology, engineering... read more
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Early Morning Discovery Hikes At Darke County Parks
The Darke County Park District invites the public to join them every Tuesday morning at 8am at Shawnee Prairie Preserve at 4267 St. Rt. 502 west of Greenville for their Early Morning Discovery Hikes. These hikes allow adults a chance to watch the seasons change and to discover the many life forms in their own backyard. The slowly warming... read more
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American Pickers to Film in Ohio
Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their team are excited to return to Ohio! They plan to film episodes of the hit series AMERICAN PICKERS throughout the region in June 2017! AMERICAN PICKERS is a documentary series that explores the fascinating world of antique ‘picking’ on History. The hit show follows Mike and Frank, two of the most skilled pickers... read more
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Recycle your out of date electronics for free
The Darke County Solid Waste Management District and 1 Shot Services, Bradford, Ohio, are joining forces to sponsor a “FREE” Electronics Recycling Day on May 25, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., in the swine barn at the Darke County Fairgrounds.  Vehicles will enter the Gate 2(near Wayne Healthcare), will go through the swine barn to be unloaded... read more
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May 7- Spring Gourd Show
The West Central Ohio Gourd Patch is excited to announce their  2nd annual Spring Gourd Show.  It will be held on Saturday, May 13th  from 10am to 5pm  at the Darke County Shawnee Prairie Preserve in Greenville, in conjunction with their Spring Native Plant sale.  The events are free and open to the public. During the show, handcrafted gourds... read more
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Cancer Association to hold annual Monte Carlo Fundraiser
Cancer Association of Darke County will be holding a Monte Carlo Fundraiser on Friday, May 12, 2017, 6:00 pm-9:30 pm at the VFW on Ohio Street, Greenville, Ohio. The cost is $10 at the door and includes food, games and door prize for everyone. Come and go as you please. Dress casual. Proceeds go to help local cancer... read more
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Darke County Parks… Volunteer in the Log House
We need your help to bring history to life! Once again this summer and early fall we will have the Log House open to the public and we would love to have your assistance making the afternoons a success.   Below you will find a list of the Saturdays that the Log House will be scheduled to be open from 1:00PM until 4:00PM starting MAY 20TH! While volunteering with the Log House... read more
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Shawnee Prairie Log House and Blacksmith Shop Open
Ever wonder what life was like for the early European settlers on the Ohio frontier? Imagine living in a log house every day or working in a blacksmith shop to earn your living. Starting on May 20th and on Saturdays throughout the summer from 1pm to 4pm at Shawnee Prairie Preserve west of Greenville on State Route 502 come visit the... read more
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DCCA presents the Blues at The Bistro Off Broadway
Darke County Center for the Arts will present “Blues From the Heart of Rock and Roll City” as the final show of their 2016-2017 Coffeehouse Series season on Thursday, May 11 at the Bistro Off Broadway in Greenville. According to DCCA Artistic Director Keith Rawlins, longtime friends and Cleveland residents Kristine Jackson and Austin... read more
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2017 Cardinal Center Arts Week Registration
Sponsored by the Friends of the Cardinal Center and the Village of Gettysburg, the event takes place August 8-12 • 10AM-3PM. Arts Week 2017 ONLINE Registration deadline is June 16 (or as classes fill). Students will explore the theme memory in a variety of art media at this year’s arts camp. Classes will be held at the Cardinal Center (Old... read more
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Jupiter Skygazing at Shawnee Prairie
Under the light of a near full moon on Saturday, May 6th at 8:30pm, join Darke County Parks as they welcome back the Stillwater Stargazers to Shawnee Prairie Preserve. Jupiter and four of its moons will be high for optimal viewing through the provided telescopes. Participants will spend some time discussing the coming total solar eclipse to occur... read more
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Lunch & Learn at Library
The Greenville Public Library's monthly Lunch & Learn is Wednesday May 3rd at 12:30 p.m.
The topic is “Building Healthy Habits” presented by Jordan Francis, Wellness Director at Wayne Healthcare.  Lunch and Learn is coordinated by Warren Richards as part of the Library's Wellness Program. Jordan notes "Solidifying positive habits is vital to... read more
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Explore Historic Upper Floors During First Friday in May
Have you ever wondered what is on the upper floors of our historic downtown buildings? If so, you will want to be part of Main Street Greenville’s First Friday Upper Floor Tour on Friday, May 5th to see and discover these hidden locations! This self-guided tour will take place from 6-9 pm and will include 4 upper floor locations and 1 bonus location in downtown... read more
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WILD 5-0 at Darke County Parks
With age come wisdom, and with wisdom comes special opportunities. The Darke County Park District invites everyone young at heart and wise with age to join them on Friday, May 5th at 1pm for this new series of programs geared toward the “50 and over” crowd at Shawnee Prairie Preserve. Spring wildflowers, migrating birds, and fresh leaves... read more
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First Congregational Christian Church to hold Game-a-Palooza event
First Congregational Christian Church, 115 West 5th Street, will be holding a Game-a-Palooza on Friday, May 5 from 6:00-8:00 pm. The event is free and open to the community. Various Minute To Win It games will be set up around the church for children and families to participate in. Tickets will be awarded at each game and can be cashed in for an assortment of... read more
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Motorcycle Shop to hold Cancer Assn Fundraiser
Borderline and Baker’s Motorcycle Shop to hold their fifth year fundraiser for the Cancer Association of Darke County on May 20. The event will be held at Borderline, which is located at 6140 Hillgrove-Southern Road, Union City Ohio. There will be a Poker Run, $5 BBQ Chicken Dinners, Benefit Auction and a 50/50 drawing and 7 live bands. A HOG RAFFLE... read more
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Darke County Baseball History Featured in Garst Museum
Who pitched an entire 26-inning ballgame? Who played for the Cincinnati Reds and is part of the Greenville High School Hall of Fame? Who just entered his 17th season with the Royals organization? Who is in the National Senior Softball hall of Fame? Who was a legal “spitballer?” Check out the latest exhibit at Garst Museum to find out! Otto “Jelly” Burns... read more
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Area Blood Drives in May… CBC supports May Military Appreciation Month
DAYTON, Ohio – Area blood sponsors will show support for May Military Appreciation Month by hosting community blood drives. Everyone who registers to donate will receive the Community Blood Center “Military Appreciation Month Blood Donor” t-shirt. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call... read more
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Main Street Greenville… Local Artists Wanted for First Friday Event
Artisan Stroll is the theme for Main Street Greenville's First Friday event held in August. The event has everything to do with handmade, homemade, and artisan crafts. The event will take place on Friday, August 4th from 6-9 pm in the downtown district. The committee is looking for artisans and crafters to display and sell their paintings, photography, handmade jewelry, dolls, children’s apparel... read more
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Greenville High School Wavaires Present Third Annual Community Cantata
GREENVILLE (April 24, 2017) - The Greenville High School Wavaires are pleased to present their church cantata to the entire community at 6:00 pm on Sunday, April 30 at St. Clair Memorial Hall. This year's presentation is titled “Blessed Be Your Name” and features modern worship songs from well-known worship band, Jesus Culture... read more
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Versailles Towne & Country Players… Updated Audition Times for Annie
Versailles Towne & Country Players is proud to announce their upcoming production of Annie! Robin Brown will be the director and Ken DeMange the assistant director. Performance dates are July 13, 14, 15 and 16 at the Versailles Performance Arts Center. Auditions for this large cast will be held in search of talented performers of many... read more
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Down to Earth Book Club
The Darke County Park District would like to remind everyone of the Down to Earth Book Club’s spring selection. For their sixth season, they will read The Moon by Whale Light: And Other Adventures Among Bats’ Penguins, Crocodilians, and Whales by Diane Ackerman. In a rare blend of scientific fact and poetic truth, the acclaimed author of A... read more
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Darke County Parks Summer Camps
For over a decade, Darke County Parks summer camps have been an annual tradition for families. In the parks continued commitment to get kids outside to learn, appreciate, and enjoy nature, they offer two styles of camps, day camps and mini camps. The classic day camps are similar to the format the parks has done for the last ten years featuring... read more
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5K Run/Walk for Scentral Park
GREENVILLE - The Darke County Friends of the Shelter are sponsoring their annual 5KRun/Walk for Scentral Park dog park on Saturday, April 22nd, beginning at 9a.m. at the Darke County Fairgrounds. This race encourages you to bring your dog as a participant along with you. If you don’t have a dog you can still enter. Medals will be awarded... read more
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Edison State Hosts Annual Leadership Conference
The Center for Leadership Development at Edison State Community College is hosting the 14th annual Mosaic of Community Leadership Conference on Wednesday, May 24, from 8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the Piqua Campus. The annual conference brings together executive directors, board members, staff, and volunteers to explore in-depth topics... read more
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Darke County Parks… First Class Military Presentations at Civil War Heritage Weekend
When the Ohio Valley Civil War Association visits Shawnee Prairie Preserve April 29th and 30th, they will bring some of the best military living history presentations in the country. Daily demonstrations at 11am, 1pm, and 3pm will include the 35th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Co. G, 66th Illinois Co. G also known as Birge's Western Sharpshooters, and 1st Ohio Light Artillery Bat. C... read more
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Every Woman Has a Story Series
The Friends of Darke County Parks is excited to announce the first event of their exciting new series “Every Woman Has a Story.” Join them on Saturday, May 20th from 10am to 1pm in the Darke County Parks’ log house for a special ladies’ brunch to celebrate women and their stories. The first session will highlight local glassware collector, Ms. Mitzi Johnson. She will discuss... read more
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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 approximately 21-week program that will prepare students for a career in law enforcement. “The job market is alive and well,” said Joseph Mahan, Commander of the Basic Peace Officer Academy at Edison State... read more
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Wondrous Wildflower Hike with DCP
Join Darke County Parks for their spring hiking series as they explore the sensations of spring. Each week of Spring brings a new wave of wildflowers to the forest floor of Coppess. On Wednesday, April 19th at 6pm join a naturalist to see what’s blooming at Coppess Nature Sanctuary located on Young Rd. one half mile south of St. Rt. 47 between... read more
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Poultry Days Vendor Space
The Serendipity Mothers are accepting reservations for space in the Vendor Tent for the Poultry Days Festival, June 9-11th.  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... read more
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Annie Oakley Committee… Wanted: Candidates for Annie Oakley Shooting & Costume Contests - Darke County Women Age 14-19 are wanted for the Miss Annie Oakley Shooting Contest & 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 12  for a mandatory publicity photo... read more
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Darke County Genealogical Society… Barnbuilders: Architectural Legacy author to speak in May - The Darke County Genealogical Society will host Tom O’Grady with his presentation, The Barnbuilders: An Architectural Legacy in Ohio’s Rural Landscape, on Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Garst Museum in Greenville, OH.  This program is made possible in part by The Ohio Humanities Council, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the... read more
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GHS Concert Choir to perform at State Choir Contest
GREENVILLE, OH (April 11, 2017) - The Greenville High School Concert Choir has earned the right to perform at the Ohio Music Educators Association (OMEA) State Choral Contest at Tippecanoe High School in Tipp City on Friday, April 21 at 8:20pm. The concert choir under the direction of Mrs. Chelsea Whirledge will perform Cantar!, Three... read more
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Edison State to recognize administrative professionals
Edison State Community College will present a program on Wednesday, April 26 in recognition of Administrative Professional Day that salutes the many contributions of support staff throughout the area. The Office Systems and Administration Advisory Committee at Edison State sponsors the program. The program is open to all office support... read more
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OSU Extension… Food Preservation Workshop, Diane Barga
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, 603 Wagner Avenue, Greenville. There will be four sessions... read more
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Edison State Students Hold Poetry Event
Edison State Community College students, Ali and Claire Borgerding of Minster and Marie Ewing of Troy are hosting the national poetry event, Poem In Your Pocket Day on Thursday, April 27, at noon in room 456 on the Piqua Campus. The event is a special occasion to approach, share, and recite all kinds of poetry. This free event is open to the community and attendees are encouraged... read more
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Towne & Country Players… Audition Dates Announced for Annie
Versailles Towne & Country Players is proud to announce their upcoming production of Annie! Robin Brown will be the director and Ken DeMange the assistant director. Performance dates are July 13, 14, 15 and 16 at the Versailles Performance Arts Center. Auditions for this large cast will be held in search of talented performers of many ages – both male and female. GRADES 1 THROUGH 6... read more
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Take Flight at Darke County Parks!
On Saturday, April 22nd from 7am to 2pm Darke County Parks invites everyone to spend the day exploring the wild birds that call Shawnee Prairie home with family and friends.  Bird watching, or for enthusiasts “birding”, is one of the fastest growing hobbies in America. Birding can involve more than just casual feeder observation out the kitchen window. Many birders... read more
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OSU Extension Offers Weed Identification Program
Do you want to know what those pesky weeds are in your garden, landscape beds, or lawn?  The Ohio State University Extension of Auglaize County will be hosting a program entitled, “Weed Identification and Management in the Home Garden and Landscape”.  The program will take place at Charlie Webb’s shop at 11607 Ashburn Road, Wapakoneta... read more
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Spring Hiking Adventure for April Park P.A.L.S.
Darke County Park District invites children in kindergarten through 2nd grade to join them on April 15th from 10am to 12pm at the Shawnee Prairie Nature Center to explore nature’s variety during Park P.A.L.S! Children will go on a scavenger hunt for critters as the ground starts to warm and the forest comes alive. They will gently roll logs and pull back... read more
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Legendary Football Coach To Keynote Local Fundraiser
Legendary football coach Lou Holtz will be in Sidney, April 27, as the keynote speaker for a fundraising event to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby and Darke counties. All proceeds from the event benefit the organization. The Game Plan for Financial Success is sponsored by Eikenberry Retirement Planning in Sidney and in addition to Holtz, will feature... read more
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Darke County Parks’ Native Plant Sale
The Darke County Parks Native Plant sale is back! The plant sale pick up will be Saturday, May 13th from 10am-3pm at Shawnee Prairie Preserve. Pre-sale orders are encouraged as only leftovers will be for sale on pick up day. Pollinator plants are the focus of the plants available this year. Offerings include milkweeds, aster, bergamot, coneflower, and... read more
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ODA launches 2017 “Ag Is Cool” creative expression contest
REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio (April 05, 2017) –The Ohio Department of Agriculture today announced it will begin accepting entries for the 2017 “Agriculture is Cool!” Creative Expression Contest. Children enrolled in school or home schooled in Ohio during the 2016-2017 academic year have until June 5, 2017 to capture their personal interpretation of why Ohio agriculture... read more
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Dining with Diabetes
If you have diabetes, if you have a family member with diabetes or if you support
and care for someone with diabetes, you will want to enroll in Dining with Diabetes, an educational class designed to help you learn to reduce sugar, salt and fat in food and better control blood sugar. Dining with Diabetes will be offered on... read more
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DCCA presents Toledo Symphony Orchestra
Darke County Center for the Arts will present Toledo Symphony Orchestra at Henry St. Clair Memorial Hall in Greenville on Saturday, April 29; the concert begins at 8 p.m. The program entitled “An Evening of George Gershwin” will feature Michael Chertock performing Gershwin’s magnificent music on the piano. “Toledo Symphony is made up of... read more
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Spring Sensations Hiking Series: Full Grass Moon
Join Darke County Parks for a hiking series exploring the sensations of spring. On April 10th at 8pm, at Routzong Preserve on Routzong Rd. just north of St. Rt. 571, a park naturalist will lead an exciting night time adventure under the full moon. Remember to dress for the conditions. In the event of inclement weather, call the Nature Center to... read more
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Injured and Orphaned Wildlife at Library
Our favorite naturalist Kathi McQueen from the Darke County Park District returns with a very interesting and educational program at the Greenville Public Library on Wednesday April 19th at 6:00 p.m.  Reservations are not required but seating is limited to the first 30 attendees.  The usual delicious refreshments will be served. A very timely topic for spring is what to... read more
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Coalition organizes student assemblies and hosts Community Conversation
Students and parents to learn about addiction and substance abuse - GREENVILLE — On Monday, April 10, approximately 850 Greenville High School (GHS) students in grades 9-12 will attend assemblies to learn about addiction and substance abuse such as alcohol, marijuana, pain medication and heroin.  The Coalition for a Healthy Darke County (Coalition) has... read more
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DCCA presents Brown Bear, Brown Bear & other Treasured Stories
Darke County Center for the Arts will close their Family Theatre Series season with Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia’s performance of Brown Bear, Brown Bear and Other Treasured Stories by Eric Carle on Sunday, April 23 at Henry St. Clair Memorial Hall in Greenville. Based on the beloved book illustrated by Carle and written by Bill Martin... read more
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Confident Chicks Night
Come Join us for the annual Confident Chicks Night sponsored by Poultry Days! This fun event is all about you and the beauty you bring to this world. Join us for speakers, crafts, snacks, and a chance to ask the Miss Chick court questions. We will end the night with a dance party to your favorite songs so be ready to show-off your best dance moves... read more
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Library Film Features All About Eve
The 1950 drama film All About Eve was written and directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz and produced by Darryl F. Zanuck. The film stars Bette Davis as Margo Channing, a highly regarded but aging Broadway star. Anne Baxter plays Eve Harrington, an ambitious young fan who insinuates herself into Channing's life, ultimately threatening Channing's career and her personal relationships... read more
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Good Friday Community Services… “The Way of the Cross”
April 14, 2017 - 12:00 Noon to 2:00 PM -- The Greater Greenville Ministerial Association is sponsoring Good Friday services on April 14, 2017, from 12 noon to 2 p.m. We will follow Christ as he made his way to the Cross down the Via Dolorosa beginning with the first station where he was condemned to die. Join us as we walk and pray the steps that Jesus took to Calvary. We begin our journey at St. Mary’s Roman... read more
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Versailles Garden Club to hold Springfest Plant Sale May 6
The Versailles Garden Club will be sponsoring an upcoming Annual Springfest Plant Sale on Saturday, May 6, in Versailles. It will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at the Old Versailles Fire House, South Center Street. Perfect for Mother’s Day, the sale includes perennials, annuals and hanging baskets. The proceeds go to supporting the club's community service projects and scholarship. Please help support these projects... read more
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CBC/Vectren to reward bright ideas with $1,000 scholarships
“Lead the Way” Competition deadline is April 20 - DAYTON, Ohio – Area high school seniors with a bright idea for boosting blood donations have until Wednesday, April 20 to enter the Community Blood Center/Vectren Lead The Way Creative Scholarship competition. The $5,000 Lead The Way scholarship program is supported by a grant from... read more
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Take Flight: A Celebration of Our Feathered Friends at DCP
What better time to celebrate birds than Earth Day? On Saturday, April 22nd from 7am to 2pm join Darke County Parks and spend the day with family exploring the wild birds that call Shawnee Prairie home. This fun-filled birding festival will begin with “Breakfast with the Birds,” a fundraiser by the Darke County Birders Club, which will offer breakfast bites... read more
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Author’s Night in April
Join us for the Friends of the Greenville Public Library's Author’s Night on Friday April 14th at Montage in downtown Greenville.  As always you can enjoy a delicious meal or drinks and a special musical treat.  A string quartet of students of Cathy Dowds will play before and after the program.  Doors open at 6:00 and the program starts at 7:00. Our guest... read more
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Head Start Preschool Now Enrolling for Fall
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 Head Start programs are involved in school... read more
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Spring Soil Sampling with Darke SWCD
GREENVILLE – Do you feel like your lawn or garden is lacking in some areas?  Are you uncertain what fertilizers to use or amounts to apply in order to increase productivity?  If so, you should consider soil sampling.  Soil sampling is a tool farmers use to assess their nutrient needs for crop production.  Why not apply this method to your garden... read more
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Annual Home & Sport Show starts Friday
Come one come all to the 55th Annual Darke County Sheriff’s Patrol Home & Sport Show beginning Friday, April 7, 2017. The doors will open at 4:00pm with opening ceremony at 6:00pm. The show will continue on Saturday the 8th from 9:00am to 9:00pm and on Sunday, April 9th, 10:00am-5:00pm.  This is a free public event with... read more
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Edison State to Host RN to BSN Information Fair
Edison State Community College is hosting a Registered Nurse (RN) to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Information Fair on Friday, April 14, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Emerson Center at the Piqua Campus. Current nursing students and practicing nurses are invited to learn about the opportunities available to them in pursuing a... read more
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WILD 5-0 at Darke County Parks
With age come wisdom, and with wisdom comes special opportunities. The Darke County Park District invites everyone young at heart and wise with age to join them on Friday, April 7th at 1pm and Friday, May 5th at 1pm for this new series of programs geared toward the “50 and over” crowd at Shawnee Prairie Preserve. Spring wildflowers, migrating... read more
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Cure Cabin Fever with April’s First Friday
GREENVILLE, Ohio- Is your family suffering from cabin fever? If so, get out of the house and spend some quality family time together during Main Street Greenville’s First Friday event on Friday, April 7th from 6-9 pm! During the event, there will be a small petting zoo on the courthouse lawn by Valley Exotic Zoo. The petting zoo will feature alpacas, goats... read more
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Edison State Presents State of the College Address
Edison State Community College President Dr. Doreen Larson will hold a State of the College address on Wednesday, April 5 from 8 to 9:30 a.m. in the Emerson Center of the Piqua Campus. This free event is open to the community. In the address, Dr. Larson will provide an overview of highlights and accomplishments of the College, define strategic initiatives, and... read more
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Wellness “Lunch & Learn” at Library
The Greenville Public Library’s Wellness Program will host its monthly “Lunch & Learn” on Wednesday April 12th at noon!  The cost is $5 which covers a delicious, healthful meal provided by Brenda’s Beanery.  The public is invited - just phone 548-3915 to make a reservation. Jordan Francis from Wayne Healthcare describes his program.  "The title... read more
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Egg Dyeing; Naturally at Darke County Parks
Darke County Park District invites everyone to join them on April 8th at 2pm to discover natural Easter egg dyeing! White, brown, blue, and orange are a few of the colors participants could achieve while dyeing eggs. Mara Cox will share her Latvian heritage of dyeing eggs naturally. All the registered participants will get the chance to combine onion skins... read more
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Rain Barrel Workshop at Worch Memorial Public Library
The Darke Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) will be hosting a Rain Barrel Workshop on Wednesday, April 12th at 7:00 pm at the Worch Memorial Public Library (790 South Center St, Versailles, Ohio).  A rain barrel is a rain water collection system that stores rooftop runoff to be used later for activities such as lawn and garden watering, car... read more
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Poultry Days Theme
The Versailles Poultry Days’ Board of Directors and the Village of Versailles welcome you to the 66th annual Poultry Days festival June 9th, 10th and 11th 2017.  In advance of the upcoming festival, and to allow parade and festival goers to prepare, the Poultry Days Board is proud to announce the 2017 theme, which recognizes the celebration and... read more
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Draw a Bird at April Jr. Naturalists
Darke County Parks invites students in grades 3-6 to join them for the Jr. Naturalists program on Saturday, April 8th from 9:30am to 12pm at Shawnee Prairie Preserve on St. Rt. 502 west of Greenville.  This month the students will participate in “Draw a Bird Day” and creating their own nature journals. Draw a Bird Day began in England in 1943... read more
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Start Talking! Register now for the 2017 “We Are The Majority” youth rally
3/22/2017 - Start Talking! is pleased to join the Ohio Youth-Led Drug Prevention Network and the Drug Free Action Alliance at this year’s “We Are The Majority” youth rally on April 20 in Columbus. The majority of youth in Ohio, aged 12-17, are not participating in substance use or physical violence, and are leading the way in promoting mental health wellness... read more
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Free Health Fair offered by Give Medical Ministry
March 27, 2017 (Tipp City, OH) — A free health fair for all members of the family is being offered by the GIVE Medical Ministry from 9am-12pm on Saturday, April 22 at the Covington Eagles Hall, 715 Broadway St. (US Rt. 36), Covington.  Along with valuable health screenings and information, a free healthy breakfast and door prizes will be offered to those attending. The annual health fair... read more
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Confident Chicks Night
Come Join us for the annual Confident Chicks Night sponsored by Poultry Days! This fun event is all about you and the beauty you bring to this world. Join us for speakers, crafts, snacks, and a chance to ask the Miss Chick court questions. We will end the night with a dance party to your favorite songs so be ready to show-off your best dance moves. Every confident chick needs a group of chicks... read more
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Community Blood Center… Be The Good with April Area Blood Drives
Several area sponsor groups will host  “Be The Good” community blood drives in April. Everyone who registers to donate will receive the Community Blood Center  inspirational “Believe There is Good in The World - Be The Good” t-shirt.  Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call... read more
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EUM Church… County-Wide Easter Egg Hunt
A FREE Easter egg hunt for children ages birth through 4th grade will take place on Saturday, April 8 at the Darke County Fairgrounds at the soccer fields off Eidson Road at gate 6. Starting time will be 11:00 am – 0-2 years old; 11:10 am – 3 & 4 years old; 11:20 am – 5 years old & Kindergarten; 11:25 am – 1st & 2nd grades; 11:30 am – 3rd & 4th grades. There... read more
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Get “5K Fit” with DCP
Have you always wanted to try a 5K but never got around to it? Are you tired of those holiday pounds sticking around? Do you just need some motivation to get healthy? Darke County Parks is hosting a fitness program called 5K Fit every Thursday @ 5:30pm from March 30th through May 8th. Join them throughout the spring to get healthy. They’ll have... read more
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Coffee with the Commissioner
Millers Tavern, Arcanum - April 1 - Commissioner Mike Stegall will be having another “Coffee with the Commissioner” on Saturday, April 1st at Millers Tavern, 15 North High Street, in Arcanum. The public meeting will take place from 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. As always the public is invited to come in and ask the Commissioner questions about the county... read more
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Craft Beer Education Series at Library
David Nilsen is back at the Greenville Public Library with a new educational series on craft beer and ale.  To join the class please contact the Reference Desk at 548-3915 to register.  This program is for patrons 21 years and older. An ID will be required the night of the event.  His first program is German Wheat Ales which will be presented twice... read more
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DCP Presents “Skunks: They Make Scents”
As if they weren’t easily identified by their distinct black and white coloration, skunks also have an unmistakable odor. On March 30th at 6:30 join a Darke County Parks naturalist to learn more about these odiferous mammals. Odor is putting it kindly; skunks really stink! Of all chemical defenses that wildlife employ, the smell of skunk is... read more
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DCCA presents traditional musician Scott Ainslie at Arts Depot
Masterful musician and storyteller Scott Ainslie will sing, play and tell tales at Union City’s Arts Depot of Thursday, April 20, as part of Darke County Center for the Arts Coffeehouse Series. “Scott brings the sounds and history of America alive with his music,” said DCCA Artistic Director Keith Rawlins. “He’ll play a variety of instruments and sing traditional... read more
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Darke County Parks Offers Civil War Field Trip
Darke County Parks has offered hands-on, educational field trips that immerse students in natural and cultural history for years. They now have a very special field trip opportunity to offer about the Civil War, featuring the Ohio Valley Civil War Association at Shawnee Prairie Preserve. On Friday April 28th, hear the cannon blast, watch men drill, and... read more
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ODA seeks to recognize farm families for conservation, productivity
Individuals have until May 17, 2017 to nominate families - REYNOLDSBURG – The Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) is accepting nominations to honor Ohio farm families who are leaders in conservation for the 2017 Conservation Farm Family Awards. The Conservation Farm Family Award program has recognized Ohio farm families since 1984 for... read more
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2017 Spring Wellness Challenge/Spring Forward 4 Health!
The 2017 Spring 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 healthy lifestyle suggestions. Now’s the time to wake up and spring... read more
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Wildlife Food Plot Workshop Scheduled
The Division of Wildlife in cooperation with the Darke County Soil and Water District will be conducting a FREE Deer Wildlife Food Plot Workshop on April 10th, 2017 at the Shawnee Prairie Preserve on St. Rt. 502. The workshop will begin at 6:00 pm. Topics will be soil fertility, soil sampling, seed selection, and best places to locate a food plot. Other topics can be discussed if questions... read more
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Drug & Alcohol Free YouthAwareness Walk: We Are the Majority
Attached is a WRTM flyer regarding an upcoming youth led, youth organized, walk to create awareness that statistically MOST teens are not using drugs and alcohol and are making positive choices.  All are invited to join the walk which will be Monday, April 17th.  Walkers will meet at the Annie Oakley Park in Greenville at 10:00 and will walk down Broadway, which will be blocked off... read more
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“Investigations of Early Military Related Sites in Western Ohio”
Garst Museum’s 2017 Speaker Series continues at 2:00 pm on Sunday, March 26. Greg Shipley will review the results of amateur archaeological projects that have been conducted on several late 18th and early 19th century sites in western Ohio.  These investigations include 1780s Ohio Valley raids during the American Revolution, a popular War of 1812... read more
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4th 5K Run/walk for the Dog Park
The Darke County Friends of the Shelter are having their 4th 5K run/walk to benefit the dog park.  Entrants may run or walk the event.  This race is part of the Darke County Wellness Challenge. The fourth annual 5K will be held at the Darke County Fairgrounds on  April 22, 2017 and 100% of the money will go to the dog park. You can participate... read more
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Breakfast with the Easter Bunny at VHCC
Come enjoy a FREE breakfast with the Easter Bunny and hunt for eggs at Versailles Health Care Center.  The Easter Bunny will be arriving early at Versailles Health Care Center!  This event will be held on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 9 a.m.  The community is invited to Versailles Health Care Center for donuts and drinks, pictures with the... read more
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Darke County Birders’ Raffle “Raptor Run” Registrations
The Darke County Birders’ Club is raffling off two paid registrations for the Aug. 5th “Raptor Run/Walk” at Shawnee Prairie Preserve. This new 5K will benefit the raptor, or birds of prey, education program offered by the Darke County Park District. The registration price is $20 with a t-shirt or $12 without a t-shirt. The Birder’s raffle will take place on April 22nd... read more
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Darke County Genealogy… The Only Hanging in Darke County
Darke County Genealogy is meeting Sunday, Apr. 2, 2017 at 2:00 P.M.  This meeting will be in the Lowell Thomas room at Garst Museum in Greenville Ohio.  The meeting is free and open to anyone interested.  The speaker will be Bill Stevens.  He will be speaking on Monroe Roberson, the only person ever hung in Darke County.  Bill Stevens has... read more
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Darke Soil & Water Conservation… 2017 Tree Sale Underway
The Darke Soil & Water Conservation District is conducting its annual tree seedling sale until March 24th. The 2-3 year seedlings are bare root stock and each tree is dipped into a preservative gel to keep roots moist.   Our seedlings are packaged in groups of five.  An assortment of trees are offered for sale to urban and rural landowners. The plant varieties... read more
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Darke County Parks… Build a Fort for March Park P.A.L.S.
Darke County Park District invites children in kindergarten through 2nd grade to join them on March 25th from 10am to 12pm at the Shawnee Prairie Nature Center to explore the Natural Play Zone during Park P.A.L.S! They encourage students to bring their sense of adventure. Working together, they will design and build a fort using natural materials... read more
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Senate Leader to address Darke County Democratic Spring Gala
The Darke County Democratic Party will host its annual Spring Gala at the Greenville American Legion Hall at 325 N. Ohio Street on Thursday, April 6th. The speaker will be Sen. Joe Schiavoni, Minority Leader of the Ohio Senate and candidate for Ohio Governor. The social hour will begin at 5:30 PM with a home-cooked meal at 6:30, followed immediately by the... read more
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Early Morning Discovery Hikes At Darke County Parks
The Darke County Park District invites the public to join them every Tuesday morning at 8am at Shawnee Prairie Preserve at 4267 St. Rt. 502 west of Greenville for their Early Morning Discovery Hikes. These hikes allow adults a chance to watch the seasons change and to discover the many life forms in their own backyard. The slowly warming temperatures... read more
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Paint your shoes with the Art Guild
A great way to "spring" into action is to paint your own unique tennis shoes with Anne Willis at the Artist Junction!  All you need to bring is a pair of canvas shoes to paint on and the desire to express your own unique personality!  This class, co-sponsored by the Greenville Art Guild,  will be held at the Artist Junction, 6100 Routzong Road, Greenville... read more
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Chief Deputy Whittaker to speak at PERI meeting
Mark Whittaker, Chief Deputy with the Darke County Sheriff's Department, will take the floor on Monday, April 3, at the VFW on Ohio St. when he speaks at the Public Employee Retirees, (PERI) luncheon.  Not only  will he provide information about  drugs, scams, and the crimes they produce, but he will also tell how to prevent these crimes and how to handle a situation should a person become a victim of them... read more
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Visitors Bureau seeks Tourism Citizen of the Year nominee
GREENVILLE, OHIO – The Tourism Citizen of the Year Award is the highest community recognition award given by the Darke County Visitors Bureau. It is presented annually by the Visitors Bureau at the Darke County Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting to honor an individual who exemplifies the best in tourism to the community. Nominees are now being sought for the 2017 recognition... read more
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Diversity Committee to Celebrate Women's History Month
The Diversity Committee at Edison State Community College is celebrating Women's History Month with a series of lecture and wellness events. The following lectures will feature guest speakers who will focus on various topics that have impacted women's history. Monday, March 20: Women in Education by Edison State President Doreen... read more
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Visitors Bureau to offer paid internship
GREENVILLE, OH – The Darke County Visitors Bureau will again offer a paid summer internship to a qualified student in the areas of marketing, tourism and hospitality.  This individual will be part of a dynamic marketing team and have the opportunity to be involved with virtually all aspects of the organization’s efforts. The Darke... read more
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Quilt Club at Library
Everyone is invited to the Towne Squares Quilt Club demos and displays at the Greenville Public Library on March 18th from 9:00 to 4:00.  Librarian Rachel Brock writes “If you’ve ever wondered what goes into making a quilt or simply love the splendor and design of quilts, then stop in and the Towne Squares Quilt Club will be happy to answer any question... 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 spring selection. For their sixth season, they will read The Moon by Whale Light: And Other Adventures Among Bats’ Penguins, Crocodilians, and Whales by Diane Ackerman. In a rare blend of scientific fact and poetic truth, the acclaimed author of A Natural History... read more
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Swingin’ with the Saints! at First Presbyterian Church
Swingin' With the Saints!, a free concert for the community, will be presented on Sunday, April 2 at 3:00 pm. This annual concert offers an hour of musical entertainment in various styles including classical, gospel, Latin and patriotic. The artists performing are vocalists Bevin Fields and Don Lockhart, and violinist Alex Vehre. Terri Fryman and... read more
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GHS Wavaires Present 2017 Cantata Season – Blessed Be Your Name
GREENVILLE, OHIO (March 1, 2017) - The Greenville High School Wavaires are pleased to announce the 2017 schedule for their annual cantata performances. This year's presentation is titled, Blessed Be Your Name, and will be performed in local churches and at Memorial Hall. This year’s cantata season will feature modern worship songs from the... read more
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Local DAR to host Donuts and Coffee for Veterans
Fort GreeneVille Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution invites all local Veterans for donuts and coffee in Honor of the 100th Anniversary of America's entry into WWI on April 6, 2017. Veterans can stop in between 9:00am - 11:00am at the Darke County Extension Office Meeting Room (Located beside the Darke County Veterans Services), 603 Wagner... read more
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Save some time¬—and perhaps a life—this weekend
American Red Cross recommends four smarter, safer ways to spend Daylight Savings Time this weekend - (March 9, 2017) — Time, it is said, is on your side. That may not always be the case, especially when losing an hour this weekend. Daylight Savings Time kicks in on Saturday night, and rather than being upset about that hour you lose when you set your... read more
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“Building Blocks I” Parenting Classes Planned, Diane Barga
OSU Extension, Darke County, has scheduled a “Building Blocks I” parenting series.  The classes will be held April 11, 18 and 25, 2017, at the OSU Extension Learning Center, 603 Wagner Avenue, Greenville.  The class times are from 6:00-8:00pm.  There is no fee for this class.  This is an adult only series. The “Building Blocks I” parenting classes are for parents... read more
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Little Black Dress Event to Support Women Scholarships
The Edison Foundation at Edison State Community College is excited to introduce the inaugural Girls' Night Out Little Black Dress Celebration of Women's Education. The event will be held on Wednesday, April 19 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Robinson Theater of the Piqua Campus. "This event is poised to be one of the region's most renowned... read more
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Spring Sensations Hiking Series: Full Sap Moon
Join Darke County Parks for a hiking series exploring the sensations of spring. On March 14th at 8pm, at Worth Family Nature Preserve on Spring Hill Rd. north of St. Rt. 502 West about two and a half miles, a park naturalist will lead an exciting night time adventure under the full moon. Remember to dress for the weather. In the event of inclement... read more
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Library Film Features Steam Boat Bill Jr.
In this silent comedy, college boy William Canfield Jr. (Buster Keaton) reunites with his boat captain father in a Mississippi River town. Though he's flummoxed by Willie's citified appearance, the elder Canfield seems to have found an ally to help him compete with fellow riverboat owner John James King (Tom McGuire). Willie finds himself falling... read more
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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 April 10, 17 and 24, 2017, from 1:00pm to 2:00pm... read more
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Ted Grote Photos at Library 
The Greenville Public Library has been hosting a Ted Grote Photo Sale since January 27th.  The late photographer’s many portraits, landscapes, and group photos have been available to the public for a small donation.  Ted’s estate gifted the Library with his legacy to use as a fundraiser for its benefit.  The sale will come to an end on March 24th so... read more
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Sheriff’s Patrol Home & Sport Show
Come one come all to the 55th Annual Darke County Sheriff’s Patrol Home & Sport Show beginning Friday, April 7, 2017. The doors will open at 4:00pm with opening ceremony at 6:00pm. The show will continue on Saturday the 8th from 9:00am to 9:00pm and on Sunday, April 9th, 10:00am-5:00pm.  This is a free public event with donations... read more
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Antler Amble at March Jr. Naturalists
Darke County Parks invites students in grades 3-6 to join them for the Jr. Naturalists program on Saturday, March 11th from 9:30am to 12pm at Shawnee Prairie Preserve on St. Rt. 502 west of Greenville.  This month will focus on whitetail deer antlers. The deer grow a new set of antlers every year and shed them in the late winter. Students will... read more
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Early Morning Discovery Hikes At Darke County Parks
The Darke County Park District invites the public to join them every Tuesday morning at 8am at Shawnee Prairie Preserve at 4267 St. Rt. 502 west of Greenville for their Early Morning Discovery Hikes. These hikes allow adults a chance to watch the seasons change and to discover the many life forms in their own backyard. The slowly warming tempertures... read more
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DCCA brings pianist Jason Farnham to local schools
Darke County Center for the Arts will present Los Angeles-based pianist/composer Jason Farnham performing for kindergarten through third grade students in all local public schools March 6 through March 10. The final presentation of DCCA’s Arts In Education series, Farnham will demonstrate the vast capabilities of his chosen instrument... read more
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Literacy Workshop for Families
The Greenville Public Library is proud to present a family workshop on literacy Thursday March 16th at 6:00 p.m. called Words, Experiences, and Relationships: A Foundation for Literacy Learning.  The presenter is Dr. Denice Honaker, a faculty member in the School of Education at IU East in Richmond IN since 2009. Denice says “Family is important, and supporting... read more
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Spring Sensations Hiking Series: Woodcock Walk
Join Darke County Parks for a hiking series exploring the sensations of spring. On March 9th at 6:30 at Shawnee Prairie Preserve on St. Rt. 502 just west of Greenville we’ll begin searching for spring as we watch the skies for the American Woodcock performing its mating flight and dance. Remember to dress for the weather. In the event of severe... read more
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Greenville Public Library… Library's Computers Down
The public computers at the Greenville Public Library will be down from Monday March 6 through Friday March 10.  New computers will be installed during the week which will greatly enhance patrons computer use.  The Library is sorry for the inconvenience. The Greenville Public Library has multiple programs for readers of all ages, as well as... read more
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GHS Vocal Music Department Winter Concert
GREENVILLE - The Greenville High School Vocal Music Winter Concert will be held on Monday, March 6, at St. Clair Memorial Hall. This event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30 pm; concert begins at 7:00 pm. The 2017 Vocal Music Fall Concert will begin with Girls Glee singing “Amazing Grace (Pachelbel’s Canon)”, “Let There Be Peace On Earth” and “How Can I Keep From Singing”... read more
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We Are the Majority Rally
Save the Date - April 20, 2017 - March, rally and resiliency ring, Columbus, Ohio, Grades 6-12. The Ohio Youth Led Prevention Network is committed to building and expanding partnerships between youth-led substance abuse prevention programs and developing and strengthening abuse prevention efforts at the state and local levels. It is our mission... read more
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Local Maple Syrup at the Prairie
After countless hours of collecting sap and boiling it down in the Sugar Shack, the Friends of Darke County Parks’ gift shop will have a limited supply of pure maple syrup ready for you to take home by the March 4th festival. Believe it or not, maple syrup is a very healthy food. Maple sugar is 3 times as sweet as cane sugar, and it has fewer calories... read more
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Ohio AgrAbility to Speak at VHCC Power Over Parkinsons
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 guest speaker will be Randy Joseph, Rural Rehabilitation Coordinator at Easter Seals TriState, who is partnered with... read more
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Darke County Endowment for the Arts announces grant applications
Organizations, governmental units, and/or individuals that further presentation of or education in the arts in Darke County are invited to apply for funds available from Darke County Endowment for the Arts (DCEA) for financial assistance to achieve their goals. Projects available for consideration may include innovative plans and programs that increase... read more
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Historical Society offers presentation on Woodland Cemetery
The Darke County Genealogical Society Inc. is having a historic presentation on Mar. 5, Sunday at 2:00 P.M. at Garst Museum in Greenville, OH.  Enjoy a presentation through time as you discover the timeless beauty and fascinating history of Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum, Dayton, OH. Woodland Cemetery is the final resting place of the King... read more
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Deneski to speak at Living with Cancer meeting
Hank Deneski will speak to the Living with Cancer group on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 7 pm at Wayne Health Care in the Board Room located down past the lab to the left at the end of the hall.  Hank is currently featured in the Head and Neck Cancer Alliance first quarter 2017 newsletter and also selected as one of 28 cancer survivors included... read more
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GCSD to hold kindergarten registration
Greenville City Schools will be holding kindergarten registration on the following dates:  April  4-6, 2017, at our new school, Greenville Elementary.  Times are as follows: Tuesday, April 4th:   4:00-7:00 P.M.; Wednesday, April 5th:  4:00-6:00 P.M.; Thursday, April 6th:      4:00-6:00 P.M. Registration may also be completed at Memorial Hall the... read more
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Sheriff Deputies, K-9 Eric, scheduled at Gettysburg Masonic Lodge
Meet Chief Deputy Mark Whittaker, Deputy Jay Pearson and K-9 Eric at the Gettysburg Masonic Lodge 105 Clay Street Saturday, March 11, 2017, 9:00 a.m. Enjoy coffee, donuts and cookies, and ask questions about police activities in Gettysburg and surrounding area. Bring your family, young and old! The Masonic Fraternity this year observes the... read more
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Darke County & Area Blood Drives
“Kiss Me” T-Shirts thanks blood donors for help during flu season - DAYTON, Ohio – Area community blood drives will help boost the blood supply during what has been a challenging flu season. Everyone who registers to donate will receive the Community Blood Center “Kiss Me – I Donate Blood” St. Patrick’s Day t-shirt.  Donors are encouraged to schedule... read more
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DCCA Coffeehouse Series presents Pianist Jason Farnham
Darke County Center for the Arts will present “An Evening of Piano with Jason Farnham” at The Coffee Pot in downtown Greenville on Thursday, March 2; the concert, part of DCCA's Coffeehouse Series, begins at 7 p.m. According to DCCA Artistic Director Keith Rawlins, the composer/pianist has been dubbed “Schroeder” by his fans, after... read more
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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at DCCA’s “Irish Wave”
Darke County Center for the Arts will host “Irish Wave” at Montage Cafe in downtown Greenville on St. Patrick's Day, Friday, March 17. An annual DCCA fundraiser, “Irish Wave” features Irish music, Irish food, and an assortment of beers. According to DCCA Executive Director Andrea Jordan, the proceeds will benefit DCCA's many programs... read more
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Maple Sugarin’ at the Prairie
The sap is flowing and the fire is roaring in the Sugar Shack; that means it’s time to enjoy nature’s sweet treat. Saturday, March 4th from 8:00am-3:00pm is Maple Sugarin’ at the Prairie! The Friends of the Parks will once again be serving up a hearty breakfast of waffles, sausage, juice, coffee, and of course pure Ohio maple syrup! Breakfast will be... read more
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Author’s Night at Montage
Author’s Night is a free event opened to the public, generously sponsored by the Friends of the Greenville Public Library.  Held at Montage Cafe in downtown Greenville where delicious food & drink can be purchased, the evening is always extra-festive with live music by the cool J.R. Price and Bill Westfall.  Doors open at 6:00 and the program starts at 7:00. The dates... read more
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Funding Available for Darke County Parks Field Trips
Through the generous support of the Harry D. Stephens Memorial Fund, the Friends of Darke County Parks have created a repository of field trip funding for the schools and teachers who need it. Many times teachers would like to schedule field trips to the park but are unable to find the funding for transportation costs. This program hopes to alleviate that problem, so more students can benefit... read more
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Edison State Works Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony
Edison State Community College will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house event on Thursday, March 9, 2017, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the West Hall of the Piqua Campus to introduce its latest resource, Edison State Works. Edison State Works is a workforce development and education initiative intended to connect Edison State students and staff, regional employers, and communities... read more
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Darke County Parks… In Their Footsteps… at February Jr. Naturalists
Darke County Parks invites students in grades 3-6 to join them for the Jr. Naturalists program on Saturday, February 25th from 9:30am to 12pm at Shawnee Prairie Preserve on St. Rt. 502 west of Greenville.  This month will focus on animals and their tracks. Animal tracking is as old as the human race. Students will follow our ancestor’s footsteps by following... read more
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College Credit Plus Process for 2017-18 Starts Feb. 15
Public high school students must declare intent to participate by April 1. COLUMBUS, OH, February 15, 2017 – Students intending to participate in the third year of College Credit Plus, the successful program that provides Ohio students with the opportunity to earn college credit while still in high school, can begin the notification process for the 2017-2018... read more
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Fertilizer Applicator Certification Needed Now, Sam Custer, OSU Extension Darke County - Agricultural fertilizer applicator certification is now required for farmers who apply fertilizer to more than 50 acres of agricultural production grown primarily for sale. This requirement was signed into law in June 2014, and also requires certification for commercial agricultural fertilizer applicators. Farmers who have their fertilizer applied by co-ops or custom applicators are not required... read more
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Natural Skin Care 101 at Library
Pamela Graves returns to the Greenville Public Library with a new program on natural skin care Thursday March 2nd at 6:00 p.m.  She says “Want to put your best face forward and don't know where to begin? This is the event you've been waiting for!” Come join us for the "Natural Skin Care 101" where Pamela will discuss an easy step by step... read more
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GCSD to hold K-8 Facility Dedication Ceremony and Open House
The Greenville City School District will be holding a K-8 Facility Dedication on Sunday, February 26, 2017.  The ceremony will begin at 2:00 p.m. with an open house until 5:30 following the ceremony. There will be overflow parking with a shuttle bus available throughout the day from Trinity Wesleyan Church, Rest Haven Nursing Home, American Legion... read more
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Naturally Fit Series with DCP
Darke County Parks is hosting a fitness program called Naturally Fit. Everyone wants to lead healthier lives and spend more time outdoors. However, workout machines aren’t always environmentally friendly, gyms aren’t very exciting, and the cold winter weather makes it even less appealing. Besides, sometimes life just gets in the way! Use this program... read more
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Library's “Lunch & Learn” for Wellness
The Greenville Public Library's “Lunch & Learn” Wellness Program continues on March 1 at 12:30 in the upstairs meeting room.  Guest speaker Jordan Francis, Director of Wellness Services and the Lifestyle Enhancement Center at Wayne HealthCare will present "Eat Well 101: Treat your Body Right with Every Bite."  This program will cover... read more
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Coffee with the Commissioner
Saturday, February 25th, at 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m., Commissioner Stegall will be holding a “Coffee with the Commissioner” meeting for those interested at The Bob Evans Restaurant in Greenville.  Bob Evans is located at 1403 Wagner Avenue at the north end of Greenville.  This is an opportunity for people to discuss county matters with one of its local... read more
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Garst Museum Free Lecture… “The Community Within: Discovering African-American History in Rural Ohio” - Garst Museum’s 2017 Speaker Series will kick off at 2:00 pm on Sunday, February 26. Ric S. Sheffield will speak on the diverse African-American history in rural Ohio. Many rural areas in Ohio have long established black communities, such as Darke County’s Longtown community, that are often invisible to the larger white communities in which... read more
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Antler Amble with DCP
Late winter and early spring mean one thing for whitetail deer enthusiasts: sheds! Join a naturalist at Worth Family Preserve on Spring Hill Rd. just north of St. Rt. 502 West on Saturday, February 25th at 2pm to look for shed antlers. During the late winter, when the amount of daylight is very low, the bucks’ bodies will break down the connective tissue, and the antlers... read more
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Homeschool Students Invited to College Credit Plus Information Session
Edison State Community College invites homeschooled students and their parents to attend a presentation about the statewide College Credit Plus (CCP) program on Thursday, February 23, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. in room 504/505 on the Piqua Campus. Students enrolled in the CCP program can earn college and high school credit concurrently... read more
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Big Brothers Big Sisters… BBBS Scholarship Offered
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby and Darke County will be offering two $500 scholarships for students attending college in the 2017/2018 academic year. One scholarship will go to a Darke County graduate, and one will go to a Shelby County graduate. Those who wish to be considered for the scholarship should be students who have maintained at least a... read more
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Edison State to hold an open house
Edison State Community College invites community members, area high school students and their parents to an open house on Thursday, March 2 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Robinson Theater on the Piqua campus. In addition to exploring over thirty of Edison State’s academic programs, those in attendance will also have the chance to meet with... read more
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Ticket sales begin for culinary tour
When was the last time you enjoyed a meal in downtown Greenville? If it has been awhile, you won’t want to miss Main Street Greenville’s First Friday event in March, the Culinary Tour! This ticketed event, held on Friday, March 3rd from 6-9 pm allows you to eat and sip your way through the urban-spirited district. It’s the perfect opportunity to explore... read more
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Project FeederWatch at DCP
Calling all birders! Join Darke County Park District, and participate in Project FeederWatch, every Tuesday and Wednesday from 9:30-11:30am. This is a unique citizen science program organized by Cornell University which studies winter bird populations. Observations from here in Darke County may be used in scientific journals and shared with... read more
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Library Film Series Features The Conversation
The 1974 film The Conversation is an American psychological mystery thriller written, produced, and directed by Francis Ford Coppola and starring Gene Hackman with supporting roles by John Cazale, Allen Garfield, Cindy Williams, Frederic Forrest, Harrison Ford, Teri Garr and Robert Duvall. The plot revolves around a surveillance expert and the moral... read more
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Preparations begin for Maple Sugarin’ at the Prairie
This week the maple sap has started to run, and many Darke County Parks’ volunteers have fired up the sugar shack for the maple sugaring season! Freezing nights and thawing days cause the sap to move, bringing the sweetness one step closer to the table. For some volunteers it will be just another February, for others it’s an opportunity to learn a... read more
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Edison State Hosts Black History Month Speaker
“Civility: Where has the American Dream Gone?” The Diversity Committee at Edison State Community College is celebrating Black History Month with a special evening that focuses on civility. The free event will be held on Tuesday, February 28 from 6–8 p.m. in the Robinson Theater of the Piqua campus. The event will begin with a social hour and will include... read more
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Edison State and Honda Team Up for Work-Study Program
Edison State Community College invites current students, high school juniors, seniors, and their parents to learn more about the direct pathway developed to lead students into a manufacturing career at Honda. This work-study program allows students to earn a two–year degree and possibly be debt–free upon completion. An information session... read more
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Building Blocks II parenting class planned
OSU Extension, Darke County, has scheduled a “Building Blocks II” parenting series.  The classes will be held March 13 and 20, 2017 at the OSU Extension Learning Center, 603 Wagner Avenue, Greenville.  The class times are from 6:00-8:00pm.  There is no fee for this class.  This is an adult only series. The “Building Blocks II” parenting classes are for... read more
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Learn Backyard Sugaring with DCP
Just in time for the upcoming maple sugaring season, join Darke County Parks to master a new woodland skill. At Shawnee Prairie on Saturday Feb. 18th at 10am participants will learn how to tap their own maples, how and when to collect the sap, and finally, how to go about turning that sap into maple goodness! Demonstrations and hands-on... read more
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State Senator Bill Beagle… 2018 Legislative Fellowship Program
COLUMBUS - State Senator Bill Beagle (R-Tipp City) today announced that the Ohio Legislative Service Commission is accepting applications through April 1, 2017 for the 2018 Legislative and Telecommunications Fellowship Program. The Commission will hire 24 fellows to serve in the Ohio General Assembly for the 2018 calendar year. "Legislative fellows... read more
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Tickets Available for First Friday Culinary Tour
GREENVILLE, Ohio- When was the last time you enjoyed a meal in downtown Greenville? If it has been awhile, you won’t want to miss Main Street Greenville’s First Friday event in March, the Culinary Tour! This ticketed event, held on Friday, March 3rd from 6-9 pm allows you to eat and sip your way through the urban-spirited district. It’s the... read more
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VHCC National Heart Health Month special presentation
Versailles Health Care Center, a skilled nursing and rehabilitation center, is hosting a free Love Your Heart seminar on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 6 pm at the health care center in celebration of National Heart Health Month.  Jordan D. Francis, MPH, Director of Wellness Services at Wayne HealthCare will be sharing his presentation, “Wellness: The Best... read more
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Edison State Brings Best Selling Author to Area
Edison State Community College will welcome New York Times Best Selling Author, Kelsey Timmerman on March 1, 2017, to discuss his book, Where am I Wearing? The events are being offered free charge and are open to the community. A Darke County native, Timmerman will engage listeners during two sessions on March 1. The first speaking engagement... read more
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DCP Offers Worm Composting Class
On Thursday February 23rd at 6pm Darke County Parks will be hosting a worm composting class at the Nature Center. Participants are invited to learn how indoor vermicomposting helps people and the environment. Explore the truths and myths associated with compost while the naturalist staff leads you through all aspects of worm bin... read more
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Edison State Welcomes Disney Institute to Piqua
PIQUA, OH-Disney Institute is bringing its renowned professional development course, Disney's Approach to Quality Service, to Piqua on Thursday, April 6, 2017. Sponsored by Edison State Community College, the one-day event will help area professionals begin to examine how they can differentiate their service to become a provider of... read more
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Start Talking! Students Invited to Create Videos to Support Start Talking! Drug Prevention Initiative - 1/19/2017 - The Drug Free Action Alliance and the Start Talking! drug prevention program, through support from Verizon, are inviting Ohio students in grades 6 through 12, to test their creativity and produce 60-second videos offering tips on how adults and other youth can have frequent and honest conversations about substance abuse... read more
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Love to Recycle at February Park P.A.L.S.
Darke County Park District invites children in kindergarten through 2nd grade to join them on February 11th from 10am to 12pm at the Shawnee Prairie Nature Center to explore recycling during Park P.A.L.S! Fall head over heels with saving the environment! Explore how recycling works and ways you can reduce the amount you throw away. We... read more
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Midmark Offering $20,000 Technical Scholarship
DAYTON, Ohio, Feb. 1, 2017 — Midmark Corp. (“Midmark”), is offering a $20,000 technical scholarship to a graduating high school senior who is a resident of Darke, Miami, Mercer, Auglaize or Shelby County high schools. Eligible seniors must be pursuing a bachelor’s degree at an accredited four-year university in computer science, engineering, information technology, computer information systems or management information systems. This scholarship... read more
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ODE Announces Summer Food Service Program Plans
With the help of numerous sponsoring agencies and stakeholders, the Summer Food Service Program feeds thousands of children in Ohio. Since 2014, Ohio has increased participation in the program by 10 percent. Despite these numbers, many Ohio parents and caregivers continue to make difficult choices every day in order to provide for... read more
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Greenville Poets at Author’s Night
It’s a special treat to host The Greenville Poets on Author’s Night!  Their theme this year is “Where did this poem come from?”  Together with the audience they will explore the whole range of life through poetry that is touching, poignant, deep-felt, happy, sad, and funny. And at this event we will meet the latest addition to their group, Aimee Noel!  Aimee is a... read more
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Main Street Greenville… Second Annual Giving Gala
Get your tickets and put your dancing shoes on! Main Street Greenville is pleased to present the 2nd annual Giving Gala. This fundraising event will be held Saturday, Feb. 18 from 6 pm – midnight at Romer’s Catering and Entertainment Facility, 118 E. Main Street, Greenville. The all-inclusive evening features dinner, a presentation, live music, and dancing. A... read more
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Darke County Parks… Meet the Animal Ambassadors at DCP
From the tiny brown snake to the Great Horned Owl, Darke County Parks have many species waiting to meet you! Join a naturalist on Saturday, February 11th at 2pm to visit with the animals. Learn why these animals live at the Nature Center and what it takes to care for them on a daily basis. Find out why each is an important part of the ecosystem... read more
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Abraham Lincoln at the Library
Join Abraham Lincoln on Thursday February 16th at the Greenville Public Library!  He will speak at two separate events and you are invited to attend one or both.  Each event is ticketed so please pick up your free admission tickets at the Reference Desk.  All ages are welcome! President Lincoln will present “A Biography of Lincoln’s Life” at 4:00 p.m... read more
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Winter Hiking Series: Full Snow Moon Hike
Winter’s chilly weather brings with it unique hiking opportunities, and Darke County Parks is going to grab them. On February 9th at 6:30pm join a naturalist at Eidson Woods Preserve on the corner of St. Rt. 502 West and Palestine-Union City Rd. to enjoy the full snow moon. Remember to dress for the cold evening temperatures and to bring a flashlight... read more
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Winter Y Day, From Kelly Harrison & We Are the Majority
Recovery & Wellness Center/We are the Majority will be hosting a “Winter at the Y” event for kindergarten through 6th grade students!  The event includes activities for any Darke County K-6th grader, led by the We are the Majority Prevention teens, such as leadership and teambuilding games, swimming, bounce houses, pizza, etc.  The event will be Friday, February 17th from 5-8 at the Greenville YMCA... read more
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2017 Tree Sale Underway
The Darke Soil & Water Conservation District is conducting its annual tree seedling sale until March 24th. The 2-3 year seedlings are bare root stock and each tree is dipped into a preservative gel to keep roots moist.   Our seedlings are packaged in groups of five.  An assortment of trees are offered for sale to urban and rural landowners. The plant varieties are selected for their popularity and hardiness in the Darke County area... read more
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Darke County Parks… Help Us Make Maple Syrup!
Maple sap needs YOU to become maple syrup! Cold Nights And Warming Rays Bring Running Sap for Maple Syrup Days. Have you ever wanted to learn how maple syrup is made?  Perhaps you already know and want to teach others.  Either way, we could use your help this maple sugar season. Sap is a fickle thing, running fast for a few days then... read more
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Local & Area Blood Drives for February
Local sponsors are helping to boost the blood supply during the heart of winter with community blood drives. Community Blood Center is offering the “Rise, Shine & Give” ceramic coffee tumbler to everyone who registers to donate.  Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call 1-800-388-GIVE. Winter presents many... read more
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Down to Earth Book Club
The Darke County Park District would like to remind everyone about the Down to Earth Book Club’s winter selection. For their fifth season, they will read 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus by Charles C. Mann. This work of science, history, and archeology radically alters our understanding of the Americas... read more
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“Lunch & Learn” at Library
The Greenville Public Library's second “Lunch & Learn" will take place Wednesday February 1st at 12:30 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room.  This monthly event is part of the Library's Wellness Program and is open to the public.  Participation is limited to 20 people so register right away by calling the Library at 548-3915.  Lunch is provided by Brenda's... read more
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