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Women’s Untold Stories: An Evening of Music, Dance, and Theater
Music, dance, and theater are coming to the Robinson Theater at Edison State Community College in Piqua on Thursday, September 22, 2016. Sponsored by the Diversity Committee as a benefit for the Edison Foundation’s General Scholarship Fund, the program will feature women from the college and the community displaying their... read more
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Darke County Parks… Monarch Migrations at Shawnee
Fall migration has begun. As Monarch butterflies are making their journey to Mexico, join a naturalist on Saturday September 3rd at 2pm at Shawnee Prairie Nature Preserve to tag, record data, and release these winged beauties. As part of MonarchWatch, Darke County Parks participate in the research of local monarch populations. During... read more
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First Friday features outdoor movie
Greenville, Ohio: Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, family, and friends for an outdoor showing of “Minions”! The event will take place on Friday, September 2nd in downtown Greenville. Main Street Greenville encourages everyone to dine, shop, and enjoy other activities starting at 6 pm, with the movie starting at dusk (around 8:15 pm). In the... read more
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Homan to speak to Living With Cancer Support Group
The Cancer Association of Darke County will hold their quarterly support group at Wayne Health Care on Thursday, September 1 at 7:00 pm.  The group will meet on the first floor in the board room (down past the lab to the left at the end of the hall) Sue Homan, Registered Pharmacist at Kaup Pharmacy, will share information regarding hormones... read more
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Fall Hiking Series: Goldenrods and Asters Hike
The air is turning crisp, as the autumn season grows closer. It’s time to hike! We are entering one of the best time to get out doors, and Darke County Parks has a variety of walking programs to offer. To kick off the season, meet a naturalist for a goldenrods and asters hike on September 1st at 6pm at Turkeyfoot Preserve on Bishop Rd. just off... read more
Ag. Breakfast Meeting
Ag. Breakfast Meeting, Thursday, September 1, 7:30am, Brethren Retirement Center's Cafeteria, Greenville (Enter through the Center's main doors under the awning, and follow the signs to the cafeteria.) Chuck Gamble will be our speaker, bringing us up to date on Farm Science Review, to be heldSeptember 20nd through the 22nd. For your calendar: the following month’s meeting will be October 6, 2016. Sam Custer, Extension Educator, Agriculture & Natural Resources
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Mary Knapke to be featured with the Greenville Municipal Jazz Band
The Greenville Municipal Jazz Band will continue the Summer Concerts in the Park this Sunday, August 28th at 7pm at the Marling Band Shell in the beautiful Greenville City Park.  This week the jazz band will feature and nice variety of jazz and pop music featuring the high powered vocals of Mary Knapke. Mary has been a performer for many years and was prominently featured... read more
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“Johnston Family” story at Garst Museum
On Sunday, September 4, 2016, at 2:00 p.m., at Garst Museum, 205 N. Broadway, Greenville, OH, the Darke County Genealogical Society sponsors “ The Johnston Family”. The story of the American frontier, told through the eyes of John and Rachael Johnston and their fifteen children.  Colonel John Johnston was an Indian Agent in Miami County, who’s home is now a museum... read more
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EUM Seeks Vendors for Annual Holiday Boutique
The EUM Church Women’s Ministry is hosting a Holiday Boutique on November 12, 2016, from 9:00 am-2:00 pm at the EUM Worship Center located at 1451 Sater Street in Greenville (corner of Sater Street & Sebring-Warner Road). The Holiday Boutique is designed for women of Darke County to connect with each other, build relationships... read more
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DCCA to hold Annual Meeting
The Darke County Center for the Arts will hold its annual meeting on Thursday, September 8, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Meeting Room on the third floor of the Greenville Public Library, 126 W. Fourth Street, Greenville.  All DCCA members are invited to attend.  The agenda includes election of officers and trustees and reports from the... read more
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Annual Prairie Days Pie Baking Contest
Do you think you have the best pie in Darke County? Come find out who really does! Join the Darke County Park District on Saturday, September 24th for the annual Prairie Days Pie Baking Contest, held at Shawnee Prairie Preserve (4267 St. Rt. 502 West.) The rules are simple. Have your pie (or pies if you would like to enter more... read more
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Darke County Parks… Butterfly Monitoring Every Friday at DCP
Darke County Parks needs help! Butterfly habitat is declining, and scientists need to monitor their populations very closely. Every Friday at 2pm from now through September, join a naturalist to hike a pre-set path and record all the butterflies observed. These numbers will then be sent on to the Ohio Lepidopterists for scientific... read more
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Edison State… Help Sought From Korean War Era Veterans and Families
In preparation for a program to honor Korean War Era veterans at Edison State Community College, the program coordinator, Dr. Vivian Blevins, is seeking the help of the community in two ways. First, Blevins is requesting photos of those from the Miami Valley who were in all branches of the service during the period for a unique display... read more
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GHS Wavaires to perform at 160th Great! Darke County Fair
GREENVILLE, OH (August 17, 2016) - The Greenville High School Wavaires will perform in the Grandstand, Friday, August 26, 2:30-3:15pm at the 160th GREAT! Darke County Fair. Tickets are not required to enter the Grandstand for this free performance. Seating is on a first come, first serve basis. Tickets are required to enter the gates of the fairgrounds. Daily tickets are $7 per person for ages... read more
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Darke County Parks… Historical Encampment at Prairie Days
Once again this year’s Prairie Days Festival at Shawnee Prairie Preserve will feature a historical encampment with a plethora of entertaining characters from the distant past. Near the sugar shack, Tom Franklin will give an interpretation of David Conner, pioneer fur trader and Indian agent, and he will also have a cross cut saw demonstration. The historical encampment... read more
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Building Blocks II Parenting Class planned
OSU Extension, Darke County, has scheduled a “Building Blocks II” parenting series.  The classes will be held September 22 and 29, 2016, at the OSU Extension Learning Center, 603 Wagner Avenue, Greenville.  The class times are from 6:00-8:00pm.  There is no fee for this class.  This is an adult only series. The “Building Blocks II” parenting... read more
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Darke County Commissioner Mike Stegall… Coffee with the Commissioner
This month is Fair month! In keeping with that, Commissioner Stegall will be at the Great Darke County fair with most of the people from the County and surrounding areas. Commissioner Stegall will be at the fair on Friday, August 19th, August 22nd, and August 26th from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the Republican tent to answer any questions, or listen to any... read more
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City of Greenville… Farewell reception for Mayor Bowers
Join us for a Farewell Reception and Open House for Mayor Mike Bowers! It is scheduled for Tuesday, August 30, 2016, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. The reception will take place in the Council Chambers of the Greenville City Building, 100 Public Square, Greenville, Ohio. The public is welcome to stop by and wish Mike well as his services come to an end as... read more
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Teacher Workshop:  Send a Monarch to Mexico
In the fall, over 60,000 students across the globe created symbolic butterflies and sent them to Mexico as part of Journey North.  The Symbolic Monarch represents the gift of goodwill that each country must contribute to ensure the survival of this shared natural resource. Children who live beside the Monarchs' winter sanctuaries in Mexico protect the paper butterflies and return them in the spring... read more
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2016 Ohio State University’s Farm Science Review, Sam Custer, OSU Extension
The Farm Science Review is Sept. 20-22 this year and will offer farmers and other visitors to the annual farm show the opportunity to learn the latest agricultural innovations from experts from the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University. That includes offering some 180 educational presentations... read more
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Naturally Fit Series with DCP
Darke County Parks is hosting a series of fitness programs called Naturally Fit occurring the fourth Monday of every month. Everyone wants to lead healthier lives and spend more time outdoors. However, workout machines aren’t always environmentally friendly, and gyms aren’t very exciting. Besides, sometimes life just gets in the way! Use... read more
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Pollinators on the Prairie with DCP
Summer is here; let’s explore! The hot days and long, warm evenings of summer make it a great time to explore the natural world. On Saturday, August 20th at 10am join a naturalist at Shawnee Prairie Preserve on State Route 502 West for an exciting summer walk. As the parks wrap up the summer they’ll search for pollinators at Shawnee... read more
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Sweetheart Gala Benefits “Scavengers”
For the average American, it is difficult to imagine a life in which the city dump is both your home and place of employment.  The garbage, the smell, and the filth are outside our realm of understanding. And yet these living conditions are reality for over 10,000 people who live and work in and around the Guatemala City Dump. Even in their own country, these impoverished citizens... read more
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Hoosier creativity on Display at Bear’s Mill
Historic Bear's Mill's Clark Gallery will feature two innovative artists from Indiana in the upcoming “Art At the Mill” exhibit opening with a reception on Friday, August 19. Award-winning ceramic artist Kim Anderson who maintains a studio in Hartford City will display her figurative and functional porcelain vessels, while fellow Hartford City resident Lynette... read more
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Midmark Corporation to Host “4 Miles for Heart and Health”
Sweetest Day event will honor Midmark Teammate’s legacy, promote heart disease awareness and prevention - DAYTON, Ohio, Aug. 9, 2016 — Midmark Corporation today announced it will partner with Wayne HealthCare Foundation, Rocketship Sports Management and the Winery at Versailles to host “4 Miles for Heart and Health” on Oct. 15, 2016. The inaugural... read more
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League of Women Voters… Amber Garrett to speak on Broadway activities
Why is Broadway the place to be on First Fridays in Greenville? At their annual membership party on Monday, August 15th, League of Women Voters  members and guests will hear Amber Garrett  describe the myriad activities and entertainment happening on Broadway.  Those innovative happenings are a part of the new vitality we are seeing... read more
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Anthony Wayne Peace Council House Open
Want to learn more about the Treaty of Greenville, about the customs of the Native Americans here 200 years ago, or about the purpose of the council house? Join a local historian on August 13th from 1-3pm at the Anthony Wayne Peace Council House located at Prairie Ridge Meadow Park across from the Garst Museum to find out about... read more
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Edison Stagelight Players hold open auditions for fall production
The Edison State Community College Stagelight Players are holding open auditions for Joseph Kesselring's Arsenic & Old Lace, on Tuesday, September 6 and Wednesday, September 7 at 7:00 p.m.in the Robinson Theater at Edison State's Piqua Campus. The comedy, Arsenic & Old Lace, follows the story of a recently wed... read more
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Broom Making II Class
Join Darke County Parks as they welcome back master broom maker, Frank Rouse to the Nature Center at Shawnee Prairie on Saturday August 13th at 9am. Frank has over 40 years of experience making brooms of all shapes and sizes and loves passing on the skill he learned from his grandfather. This time he will teach participants how to make a turkey wing whisk... read more
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GTS offering Park and Ride to the Fair for $1
GTS (Greenville Transit System) will be offering a fair shuttle service weekdays 5:00pm to 11:00 pm and the first Weekend 11:00am to 11pm.  The shuttle will run from the Martz Street gate (gate 3) to two locations on a continuous basis.  The locations offer free parking.  Drop off and pick up points are: The City Municipal Building 100 Public Square Greenville; Darke County JFS Offices... read more
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VHCC offers chair exercise classes in area communities
Versailles Health Care Center, a leader in skilled nursing and rehabilitation, is giving back to the communities of Russia, Fort Loramie, New Bremen, and West Milton, by leading monthly chair exercise classes at senior groups within those communities. The classes are led by Rebecca Detling, the Director of Business Development at... read more
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Friends of the Parks Basket Raffle
The Friends of the Darke County Park District are once again running their annual basket raffle this summer to culminate at Prairie Days on September 24th and 25th. Local clubs donated baskets full of goodies to raise money for the Friends of the Parks. Baskets include one from the Darke County Birders, containing a certificate for a 35lb bag of... read more
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Friends of Harmon Field Public Meeting
Friends of Harmon Field will hold a Public Meeting at 7:00PM on August 10, 2016 at Good Samaritan Stadium at Harmon Field.  The purpose of this meeting is to share information with the community concerning the progress, direction, and the goals of the project.  Friends of Harmon Field committee members will be on hand... read more
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The Art of Nature Journaling
Do you want a deeper appreciation of the world around you? Do you want to take a deeper, closer, more intense look at nature? Do you just want to record what you see on your hike? Join a Darke County Parks’ naturalist on August 11th at 6:30pm for an introduction to the art of nature journaling. Participants will discuss the different... read more
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Darke County Center for the Arts… Two Tickets to Paradise
Eddie Money Performs at Union City Arts Festival - The Union City Arts Festival is pleased to announce that Grammy-nominated recording artist Eddie Money will be performing at the Union City Arts Festivalon Friday, September 9th at 9PM! The Union City Arts Festival is a multiple day festival celebrating local, regional and emerging... read more
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Ohio Department of Agriculture… ODA announces farm pesticide disposal collection, Sam Custer, OSU Extension, Darke County -- REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio (July 19, 2016) – The Ohio Department of Agriculture will be sponsoring a collection for farmers wishing to dispose of unwanted pesticides on Aug. 24 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the north entrance of the Miami County Fairgrounds, 650 North County Road 25-A, Troy, OH 45373. The pesticide collection and disposal service is free of charge... read more
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Darke County Parks… Aliens of Darke County
Did you know that out of more than 2,700 species of plants and animals found in Ohio, 100 are classified as invasive, or alien? From the emerald ash borer to honeysuckle and everywhere in between, invasive species are posing a threat to native wildlife everywhere by shading, eating, overcrowding, or outcompeting them. Join Jess Besecker, the Darke... read more
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Main Street Greenville… First Friday to feature over 55 different artists and vendors
If you love arts and crafts, you won’t want to miss Main Street Greenville’s First Friday event for August, the Artisan Stroll! The event will feature over 55 different vendors, each offering art, crafts, or handmade items! The event will be held from 6-9 pm downtown Greenville on Friday, August 5th. “It will be a jam packed night, with so... read more
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Library Film Some Like It Hot
While classic comedy films had to tick a few important boxes in order to be considered screwballs, the movies that qualified were far from formulaic. There were only a few real requirements: fast and witty dialogue, a zany and unlikely plot, and a willingness to toy around with gender roles and the moral expectations related to them. 1959’s Some Like It Hot is worlds apart from... read more
Ag. Breakfast Meeting
Ag. Breakfast Meeting , Thursday, August 4, 7:30am, Brethren Retirement Center's Cafeteria, Greenville (Enter through the Center's main doors under the awning, and follow the signs to the cafeteria.) Daryl Riffle, Fair Manager, will update us on the 2016 Great Darke County Fair. For your calendar: the following month’s meeting will be September 1, 2016. Sam Custer, Extension Educator, Agriculture & Natural Resources
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Greenville Public Library… Pokemon Go Safari at Library
Reuben Kennett, YA Specialist at the Greenville Public Library, invites the public to join him for a journey through the downtown Poke Stops and gyms.  The Adventure begins at 7:00 p.m. on August 11th in front of the Library.  Afterward everyone... read more
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Darke County Parks… Butterfly Monitoring Volunteers Needed
Darke County Parks needs help! Butterfly habitat is declining, and scientists need to monitor their populations very closely. Every Friday at 2pm from now through September, join a naturalist to hike a pre-set path and record all the butterflies observed. These numbers will then be sent on to the Ohio Lepidopterists for scientific... read more
PSA… Greenville Mayor & City Treasurer
The Darke County Republican Party is accepting letters of interest and resumes for the positions of Greenville City Mayor and Greenville City Treasurer.  Any registered Republican residing within the City of Greenville, Ohio, that is interested can apply to Darke County Republican Party at P. O. Box 45, Greenville, OH 45331 or e-mailed to cpike3@woh.rr.com.  The deadline for submission is Noon on August 29, 2016.
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Targeting Excellence Scholarship Program, From Sam Custer, OSU Extension
A fundraiser will be held in Ohio for the Targeting Excellence scholarship program. This is a nonprofit organization that raises money for scholarships targeting college students studying fields in food animal production. This includes poultry, dairy, beef, pork as well as veterinary sciences. This will be an opportunity for people... read more
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Empowering Darke County Youth… Local tutoring organization to hold fundraisers
Empowering Darke County Youth has two fundraisers planned, the first a Bob Evans Fundraiser on Tuesday and the second a car wash at Dave Knapp Ford Lincoln in August. Pick up a flyer at Greenville Public Library from now through Tuesday, and at Edison Community College on Monday or Tuesday and enjoy a great meal at Bob Evans in Greenville... read more
Coffee with the Commissioner
Saturday, July 30th, Darke County Commissioner Mike Stegall will hold his monthly Coffee with the Commissioner. Feel free to join him at the Coffee and Cake Company, Fourth Street & South Broadway, from 8 until 10 a.m.
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Naturally Fit Series with DCP
Darke County Parks is beginning a new series of fitness programs called Naturally Fit occurring the fourth Monday of every month. Everyone wants to lead healthier lives and spend more time outdoors. However, workout machines aren’t always environmentally friendly, and gyms aren’t very exciting. Besides, sometimes life just... read more
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NeuroConnect – Connecting survivors of stroke and brain injury
Versailles Health Care Center is pleased to invite you to our quarterly event for survivors of stroke and brain injury and their families.   NeuroConnect meets to connect survivors and their families with positive support and beneficial resources. The next NeuroConnect will be held on Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at 3 p.m. at Versailles  Health Care Center... read more
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ODE… With your input, Ohio education can improve
Please complete this survey to create more ways for Ohio students to get high-quality training and skills. The Ohio Department of Education believes every young person deserves a pathway to economic success. That is why we are pursuing a grant from the Council of Chief State School Officers, the National Association of State... read more
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Survival Skills: Water Purification at DCP
Ohio has plenty of freshwater, but is it safe to drink? Darke County Parks is pleased to welcome back Rob Simpson, owner of the Canteen Shop on West 3rd Street in Greenville. On Saturday, July 30th at 1pm Rob will discuss methods of water filtering and treatment. With water so readily available, most people don’t think about what they would... read more
Greenville Municipal Concert Band, From JR Price, Conductor
Entertaining Greenville Since 1877 - Chelsea Whirledge is featured Sunday with the Greenville Municipal Jazz Band. The Greenville Municipal Jazz Band will continue the Summer Concerts in the Park this Sunday, July 24th at 7pm at the Marling Band Shell in the beautiful Greenville City Park.  This week the jazz band will feature and nice variety of jazz and pop music featuring the beautiful vocals of Chelsea Whirledge. Chelsea... read more
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Great Darke County Fair… 2016 Little Miss & Mr. Pageant… Under the Sea
Applications are now being accepted for The 2016 Great Darke County Fair Little Miss and Mr. Pageant.  The pageant will take place in the fairgrounds youth building, located behind the gazebo.  It will be on Monday, August 22, 2016 with the boys starting at 5:30 and the girls starting at 6:30.  This year’s theme is “Under the Sea,” a themed... read more
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Last “Family Fun Day” at Library
The last “Family Fun Day” of the summer is Wednesday July 27 at 11:00 a.m. on the lawn at the Greenville Public Library.  Join us as we welcome Elephant and Piggy!  These charming life-size characters from Mo Willems’ best-sellers are sure to entertain as they act out some of their favorite books in the series and then give away great... read more
Studebaker to be guest speaker at PERI
Dr. John P. Studebaker, M.S., M.D. and Certified Holistic Specialist, will be the guest speaker at the Public Employee Retirees (PERI) luncheon meeting on Monday, August 1, 11:30 a.m., at the VFW on Ohio Street in Greenville. Cost of the luncheon is $9.00 per person. PERI members are encouraged to bring guests and nonmembers are encouraged to attend who have retired under the Ohio Public Employees' Pension fund... read more
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Darke County Parks… Firefly Fireworks at DCP
Did you know that fireflies or lightening bugs are actually beetles? On Thursday, July 21st at 8:30pm at Shawnee Prairie Preserve join a naturalist to learn about the fascinating world of fireflies. These bioluminescent bugs use their glow to attract prey, for mating, and sometimes even a defense mechanism! These wonderful creatures... read more
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Main Street Greenville… Local Artists Wanted for First Friday Event   
Artisan Stroll is the theme for Main Street Greenville's First Friday event held in August. The event has everything to do with handmade, homemade, and artisan crafts. The event will take place on Friday, August 5th from 6-9 pm in the downtown district. The committee is looking for artisans and crafters to display and sell their paintings... read more
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“Drying Foods” at the Library
Summer is the time of year to enjoy all the delicious fresh fruits and vegetables that ripen in the hot sun.  Learn to preserve both for the months ahead through the process of drying!  Diane Barga returns to the Greenville Public Library Thursday July 28th at 6:30 p.m. to demonstrate four methods: vine drying, microwave drying, oven... read more
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Darke County Parks… Nature by the Numbers for July Jr. Naturalists
Darke County Parks invites students in grades 3-6 to join them for the July Jr. Naturalists program on Saturday, July 23rd from 9:30am to 12pm at Shawnee Prairie Preserve on St. Rt. 502 west of Greenville. In the arrangement of pinecone scales, the number of flower petals, or even proportions within the human body, there is a mysterious number that appears in nature too many times... read more
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Minnetrista Theater at Library
The Greenville Public Library's “Family Fun Day” continues Wednesday July 20  at 11:00 a.m. on the front lawn.  We again welcome Minnetrista Theater with “My Plate, the Musical.”  This program was developed in conjunction with ChooseMyPlate.gov and the “Let’s Move” initiative. Running from the planet-gobbling alien called GLUT, Captain gNosh of the USS MYPLATE II crash lands his spacecraft... read more
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Ohio Hosting North American Manure Expo, Sam Custer, OSU Extension, Darke County
The North American Manure Expo is about to land in Ohio. The big event, covering the serious business of using farm animal manure to help grow crops, while doing it safely and greenly, is Aug. 3-4 at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center in London, about 25 miles west of Columbus. “Manure is an excellent source of nutrients for the crops we grow in Ohio... read more
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Enrolling Preschoolers in Head Start
The Kids Learning Place is continuing enrollment for the Head Start preschool program for Fall of 2016, call before it is too late. Head Start is a comprehensive early childhood development program that serves low-income children from ages birth to five years and their families at NO COST.  It is a federally funded program operated... read more
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Library Film Series Features It Happened One Night
The spoiled daughter of a rich man runs away when he threatens to annul her new marriage.  A recently fired newspaperman recognizes her but doesn't let on, escorting her from southern Florida to New York to be with her husband.  They hate each other.  This being a classic Hollywood comedy, of course, they end up falling in love. It... read more
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Breast Cancer Awareness 5K Run/Walk
(Greenville) July 7 - The Breast Cancer Awareness 5K run/walk, which is part of the Darke County Wellness Challenge, will take place on Saturday, July 30, 2016 at the Annie Oakley statue in downtown Greenville. The kids run will begin at 8:00 a.m. with the 5K run/walk following at 8:30 a.m. We are excited to bring back the “Pink Mile”, a 1-mile... read more
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Darke County Parks… Birding by Kayak with DCP
It’s paddling season! Grab the water bottles, sunscreen, binoculars, and a hat, and let’s get on the water. On Saturday, July 16th at 9am join naturalists at Shawnee Prairie Preserve west of Greenville on St. Rt. 502 for an exciting summer paddle. After meeting at the Nature Center, participants will travel to the put in location where they will paddle Lake Loramie. Birding by boat... read more
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Darke County Parks … Volunteer Appreciation Ice Cream Social and Bingo
Darke County Parks would like to send a huge thank you to all of their volunteers. Whether they regularly help with school groups, maintenance, animal care, historical interpretation, special events, habitat healing, or anything in between, the park district board and staff truly appreciate all their hard work and dedication! The staff hopes all... read more
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DCCA BBQ & Blues features Johnson and Higgins-Madewell
“Barbecue and Blues” takes place Friday, July 15 on the lovely and inviting grounds of Turtle Creek Golf Course; tickets cost $10. The Thirsty Turtle will provide a menu consisting of pulled pork or pulled chicken, Ronnie's cole slaw, baked beans, and home fries for $12.50 from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m.Cheesecake with strawberry drizzle will be... read more
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Essential Oils Class at Library
Essential oils have been used for millennia as a powerful form of healing and as a way to enrich physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being.  The Greenville Public Library is proud to host a presentation by Debbie Mitchell on the principles and facts about essential oils - what they are, how to use them, when to use them, and why to use... read more
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Darke County Parks… Anthony Wayne Peace Council House Open
Want to learn more about the Treaty of Greenville, about the customs of the Native Americans here 200 years ago, or about the purpose of the council house? Join a local historian on July 16th from 1-3pm at the Anthony Wayne Peace Council House located at Prairie Ridge Meadow Park across from the Garst Museum to find out about... read more
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Library's Next “Family Fun Day”
“Family Fun Day” at the Greenville Public Library continues on Wednesday July 13 at 11:00 a.m. with “Poof Daddy.”  This fast-paced, up-beat and totally off-the-wall comedy magic is a high energy audience-interactive event on the theme of sports, health, and fitness.  Poof Daddy is the same fellow who did the Dr. T. Rex, Mr. Molecule, and The Math Maniac shows in the past.  He's always... read more
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A Dog’s Walk with DCP
Summer is here; let’s explore! The hot days and long, warm evenings of summer make it a great time to explore the natural world. On Tuesday, July 5th at 6:30pm join a naturalist at Eidson Woods Preserve on the corner of State Route 502 West and Union City-Palestine Rd. for an exciting summer walk. Dog’s like to hike too, so bring your furry friend along. Please remember to bring... read more
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Edison State to Host Fast Track Friday Events
Edison State Community College will host Fast Track Friday enrollment events beginning July 8 and running every Friday through August 5 for new and returning students. The events are designed to expedite the application and enrollment processes for fall classes that begin August 29. “This event is great because it gives people the opportunity to complete multiple enrollment steps... read more
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DCCA invites local students to audition for MCT’s Alice in Wonderland
Darke County Center for the Arts is once again presenting a week-long Missoula Children's Theatre residency which begins with auditions offering the opportunity for all interested youngsters to try out for a role in a full-scale musical theatre production and concludes with performances starring local students. Auditions for MCT's Alice... read more
Ag. Breakfast Meeting
Ag. Breakfast Meeting, Thursday, July 7, 7:30am, Brethren Retirement Center's Cafeteria, Greenville, (Enter through the Center's main doors under the awning, and follow the signs to the cafeteria.) A presentation on “Cover Crops” will be done by Greg Campbell. For your calendar: the following month’s meeting will be August 4, 2016. Sam Custer, Extension Educator, Agriculture & Natural Resources.
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Darke County Parks… “Bats: What You Didn’t Learn Watching Batman”
Just like superheroes, bats have impressive and amazing abilities. On Saturday July 9th at 8pm at Shawnee Prairie Preserve join Marne Titchenell, Wildlife Program Specialist with The Ohio State University Extension School of Environmental and Natural Resources to learn about the fascinating world of bats. Explore all about Ohio’s bats and hear the... read more
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Family Fun Day Continues
The Greenville Public Library's “Family Fun Day” continues in full force.  Don't miss Bruckner Nature Center's awesome program “Wildlife Encounter” for young and old on Wednesday July 6 at 11:00 a.m.  Meet on the front lawn or if bad weather in the First Congregational Christian Church Activity Building on Wayne and Devor... read more
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Darke County Parks… Looking for small catfish & bluegill
We are looking to re-stock our big aquarium with 2"-3" species of bluegill and catfish.  If you happen to catch some of these, please consider bringing them to the nature center for our display.  We would like 3-4 each of both the bluegill and catfish.  Reminder:  These species get oxygen deprived very quickly, so you may need to aerate them during transport.  Also, please call... read more
Municipal Concert Band Kicks Off the Summer Season
The Greenville Municipal Concert Band will begin its summer season on Sunday, July 3rd at7pm with a Celebration of Independence.  Municipal band concerts will take place in the beautiful Greenville City Park at the Marling Band Shell.  All Concerts are free and open to the public.  Concerts in the park will be given each week beginning July 3rd and continuing through Labor Day Sunday.  The band will not be... read more
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Hope Over Heroin event scheduled in Troy
Many citizens of Miami County have had the opportunity to attend a meeting of the Hope over Heroin, Troy planning team.  The team is comprised of various church members and community professionals. Their work is an effort to unite regional faith-based, non-faith based, addiction recovery and grief resources at one place, most often for the... read more
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Creeking Hike with DCP
Summer is here; let’s explore! The hot days and long, warm evenings of summer make it a great time to explore the natural world. On Saturday, July 2nd at 2pm join a naturalist at Worth Family Nature Preserve on Spring Hill Rd. for an exciting summer walk. Who knows what everyone will find when hiking in the creek looking for critters and cooling... read more
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Farm Power of the Past set for July 7-10
At the Darke County Fairgrounds from July 7 to 10, you may notice a few old tractors and some activity, but that is only the beginning. Up to 300 antique tractors of many makes and models will be on display, along with hundreds of gas engines - the small stationary engines that ran many machines in early households and factories, garden tractors galore, exhibits of horse drawn equipment... read more
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Represent Darke County Parks at the Gathering at Garst!
Volunteers are needed on both Saturday, July 30th and Sunday, July 31st to assist at the Darke County Park District booth.  You will be handing out park info, answering questions and promoting Prairie Days.  Period attire is required.  Borrowed garments from our own collection are available on a first come, first serve basis.  Shifts will be every two hours starting at 10am on Saturday... read more
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Butterfly Monitoring Volunteers Needed
Darke County Parks needs help! Butterfly habitat is declining, and scientists need to monitor their populations very closely. Every Friday at 2pm from now through September, join a naturalist to hike a pre-set path and record all the butterflies observed. These numbers will then be sent on to the Ohio Lepidopterists for scientific study... read more
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“Art at the Mill” exhibits patterns from nature
Historic Bear's Mill's Clark Gallery will feature the unique work of glass artist Susan Cannon and sculptor and jewelry-maker Jennifer Engel-Conley in the upcoming “Art At the Mill” exhibit opening with a reception on Friday, July 8. Sweet and savory finger food provided by The Merchant House plus drinks will be offered from 6 p.m. until 9... read more
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Quarter Auction to Benefit Gateway Youth
Mark your calendar and grab your roll of quarters to get ready for the upcoming “Quarter Auction” that is being held on July 15.  Proceeds will benefit the Gateway Youth Programs a local non-profit program that serves at risk youth from 7 to 18 years old in Darke County. The event is being held at the Moose Lodge building in Greenville located at 1200... read more
Financial Achievement Services offers free document shredding
 (June 22, 2016, GREENVILLE, OHIO) Financial Achievement Services (FAS), is once again offering Darke County residents the opportunity to have their paper records shredded and recycled on Saturday, July 9th during their annual Document Shred Day. “Shredding sensitive documents is an easy way to reduce your risk of becoming a victim of identity theft,” said Matt Arnold, owner and President of FAS. “We are happy... read more
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Your Pet can be a star
Greenville - The Darke County Friends of the Shelter will be making 2017 calendars. Enter your Pet's picture for a chance to become a Star in the group's 2017 calendar. The monthly pictures will be made up of local pets. Bring a photo or digital picture to the Darke County Animal Shelter, located just beyond the Sheriff's Department. All pictures... read more
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Naturally Fit Series with DCP
Darke County Parks is beginning a new series of fitness programs called Naturally Fit occurring the fourth Monday of every month. Everyone wants to lead healthier lives and spend more time outdoors. However, workout machines aren’t always environmentally friendly, and gyms aren’t very exciting. Besides, sometimes life just gets... read more
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Take a cruise down memory lane during July’s First Friday
Greenville, OH - This year, Main Street Greenville will offer a new event for July’s First Friday! The focus is a 1950’s inspired theme, highlighting memories that once took place on Broadway, the main drag of downtown Greenville. Fire up the engine of your hot rod and take a cruise down memory lane on Friday, July 1st from 6 to 9 pm. “The... read more
Holiday Closings
Greenville Transit System Will be CLOSED July 4th In observance of Independence Day. County and other government offices also will be closed in “Observance of Independence Day”. Edison Community College Darke County Campus also will be closed, as will the Greenville Public Library.
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Recovery & Mental Health Services… Call for Entries for October 2016 Art of Recovery Exhibit
The Tri-County Board of Recovery and Mental Health Services is seeking entries from local artists for its annual Art of Recovery showcase, as well as a juried gallery exhibit to be displayed in the Art Gallery at Edison State Community College in Piqua throughout the month of October. Artists who have been affected personally, through a family member or friend, or anyone... read more
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Frisch Marionettes at Library
Another treat is in store Wednesday June 29th at Greenville Public Library's “Family Fun Day.  The Frisch Marionette Company will perform at 11:00 a.m. on the front lawn.  Frisch works in the traditional styles of 19th Century European Puppetry with a contemporary twist.  Every puppet is hand carved and every costume sewn and custom tailored for each character... read more
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Jr. Park Volunteers for June Jr. Naturalists
Darke County Parks invites students in grades 3-6 to join them for the June Jr. Naturalists program on Saturday, June 25th from 9:30am to 12pm at Shawnee Prairie Preserve on St. Rt. 502 west of Greenville. The June program will feature honeysuckle and garlic mustard. Honeysuckle smells terrific, but is non-native and invasive. That... read more
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Food and fun at DCCA’s “Barbecue and Blues”
Darke County Center for the Arts will host “Barbecue and Blues,” a family-friendly fundraiser at Turtle Creek Golf Course on Friday, July 15. The event opens at 6:30 p.m., with local favorites Higgins-Madewell providing their unique blend of strong vocals and amazing acoustic guitar work. Modern-day blues virtuoso Jay Jesse Johnson will be the... read more
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Full Strawberry Moon Hike with DCP
Summer is here; let’s explore! The hot days and long, warm evenings of summer make it a great time to explore the natural world. On Monday, June 20th at 9pm join a naturalist at Shawnee Prairie Preserve west of Greenville on St. Rt. 502 for an exciting summer walk. The hike starts late, hopefully the skies will clear to walk the trails of Shawnee by the... read more
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July’s Lunch on the Lawn
Get in the holiday weekend spirit on Friday July 1st at Lunch on the Lawn at the Greenville Public Library!  These events have become very popular with good reason - delicious food, a gorgeous setting, and fabulous music.  You’re welcome to bring a lawn chair or blanket and your own lunch - or purchase one at the white tent.  Or just stop by... read more
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Darke County Parks… Please sign up to help with summer camps!
Dates, times and topics listed below: *June 27-July 1 (Ages 13-15) - help needed 6/28, 6/29, 6/30 & 7/1: Adventure Zone, 10am - 4pm. NOTE:  These activities will be offsite, with 6/30 & 7/1 being an overnight; *July 6-8 (Ages 6-9) – help needed for all 3 days: Aquatic Adventures, 2pm – 4pm; *July 11-15 (Ages 10-12)  - help needed for all 5 days: Frontier Survival, 9am – 12pm... read more
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Local Artists Wanted for First Friday Event   
Artisan Stroll is the theme for Main Street Greenville's First Friday event held in August. The event has everything to do with handmade, homemade, and artisan crafts. The event will take place on Friday, August 5th from 6-9 pm in the downtown district. The committee is looking for artisans and crafters to display and sell their paintings, photography, handmade jewelry, dolls... read more
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“Family Fun Day” at Library
The Greenville Public Library presents its next “Family Fun Day” event on Wednesday June 22nd at 11:00 a.m.  Meet on the lawn under the shade trees and bring a blanket or lawn chair – ready to welcome back our favorite juggler Tom Sparough “The Space Painter.”  Tom's shows are  breathtakingly fun and always include tons of laughter, audience... read more
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Down to Earth Book Club
The Darke County Park District is pleased to announce a new program, the Down to Earth Book Club. Each quarter the program will feature a different book, some by well-known nature writers, some about outdoor adventure, and even some about pioneers settling Ohio. Everyone is invited to read the book and join them at the Nature Center to discuss the work, enjoy some yummy treats, and suggest... read more
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World Blood Donor Day is June 14
CBC donors can help overcome challenges of summer 2016 - DAYTON, Ohio – “Blood Connects Us All” is the theme of 2016 World Blood Donor Day and Community Blood Center is observing the Tuesday, June 14 celebration by promoting awareness about a summer donation season that arrives with uncertainties. “It’s an opportunity... read more
Annie Oakley Barn Unveiling
Annie Oakley Barn Unveiling will be held at Bob & Donna Peters' Farmstead 10313 Greenville- St. Marys Rd, Ansonia, OH 45303 on Wednesday, June 15th, 4PM (Rain Date TBA). Light refreshments will be provided. Download flyer here
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Registration Now Open for July 12 Western Ohio Precision Ag Day
Registration is now open for the July 12 Western Ohio Precision Agriculture Day hosted by Ohio State University Extension, Darke and Miami County in partnership with Dr. John Fulton, Precision Agriculture Specialist, The Ohio State University. Focusing on precision placement opportunities, the daylong workshop is a chance for growers to learn... read more
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Milkweed Seed Available to Help Monarch Butterflies
Attention primary school teachers, scout leaders or non-profit organizations involved in environmental education or outreach, there is an exciting opportunity available for you to help monarch butterflies. The Ohio Prairie Nursery has milkweed seed available to share and plant to increase monarch butterfly habitat. A written proposal must be submitted... read more
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Grain Safety Awareness Program to be held June 14, Sam Custer
OSU Extension, Darke County - On June 14, a grain safety awareness program will be held at the Darke County Fairgrounds. Demonstrations using the Grain C.A.R.T. (Community Agricultural Rescue Trailer) — Ohio’s first portable grain rescue simulator will be done. When working around grain storage facilities, incidents such as slips, trips, falls... read more
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Coffee with the Commissioner
Saturday, June 18th, Commissioner Stegall will have a “Coffee with the Commissioner” at the Whistle Stop, 200 South Main in Ansonia. The coffee will take place from 8:00 a.m. until 10.00 a.m. Come on out, enjoy and cup of coffee, and discuss county issues. This is your chance to let your local officials know what you want in Darke County, and what is happening in the Commissioner’s office... read more
Pollinator Workshop to be held in Shelby County
As you’ve heard by now, Monarch butterflies, honey bees, and other pollinating insects have been declining at alarming rates throughout Ohio and the Midwest. Did you know that pollinators are responsible for over 15 billion dollars in agriculture each year? Without them, many of our favorite and most common foods would cease to exist. Adequate habitat is the most critical component lacking for many of these species. Ideal... read more
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Library Film Series Features The Lady Eve
A gorgeous and talented con artist sets her sights on a naive and vulnerable brewery heir. With the help of her father (and partner in crime), she woos him until he is putty in her hands. The only thing that doesn’t go according to her plan is what happens to her own heart: it softens to the gullible, good-hearted chump, and she falls in love. Her... read more
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Fly Fishing Basics at Darke County Parks
Join Phill Hollinger, Darke County Parks’ fly fishing expert, on Saturday, June 18th at 1pm at the Shawnee Prairie Preserve Nature Center to learn the basics of fly fishing. Participants will discuss technique, flies (where and when to use them), where to fly fish locally, and more. After covering the basics, students will look into other supplies... read more
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Darke County Parks… Anthony Wayne Peace Council House Open
Want to learn more about the Treaty of Greenville, about the customs of the Native Americans here 200 years ago, or about the purpose of the council house? Join a local historian on June 18th from 1-3pm at the Anthony Wayne Peace Council House located at Prairie Ridge Meadow Park across from the Garst Museum to find out about... read more
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Hemmelgarn at “Family Fun Day”
The Greenville Public Library is thrilled to bring back crowd-favorite Mike Hemmelgarn to “Family Fun Day” this Wednesday June 15 at 11:00 a.m.  Mike always has a new and exciting performance featuring a custom blend of ventriloquist characters and a wild variety of comedy juggling with a splash of magic.  Mike's unique brand... read more
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Empowering Darke County Youth… Limited tutoring openings still available
More than 40 students will receive needed tutoring this summer courtesy of eight qualified tutors and education professionals. While afternoon and evening schedules are full at this time, there are still some spots available for morning sessions. This is a free tutoring program established by Empowering Darke County Youth. While it is targeted... read more
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Versailles Salutes the American Farmer
Versailles will Salute the American Farmer at this year’s Versailles Poultry Days June 10th-12th.  Celebrating its 65th anniversary the festival recognizes the men and women that created and maintain our area’s agricultural strength.  Agriculture the largest industry in Darke County and Ohio providing thousands of jobs in addition to feeding millions.  The area is a leader in poultry, livestock... read more
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Big Brothers Big Sisters… BBBS Rubber Duck Race and 5k Duck n Run/walk
Duck adoptions remain steady for the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby and Darke County, and Jennifer Bruns, Executive Director of the Shelby and Darke County agency, is hopeful to reach over 4000 ducks being launched this year.  Keeping with tradition, the person with the number on the winning duck wins the grand prize of $1000.00 and the next 12 ducks to follow win various prize... read more
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Poultry Days 2016 is Just Around the Corner!
The 65th Annual Versailles Poultry Days arrives June 10th, 11th, & 12th! Poultry Days, an annual community festival which began in 1952 to celebrate the area’s history as a leading poultry producer, is held the second full weekend in June. Arrive early to enjoy one of our World Famous chicken dinners. We expect to serve over 25,000 of these delicious... read more
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Jams & Jellies at the Library
Summer is the time of year to enjoy all the delicious fresh fruits that ripen in the heat.  Learn to capture them in jams and jellies!  Diane Barga returns to the Greenville Public Library Thursday June 9th at 6:30 p.m. to demonstrate how to make mouth-watering strawberry freezer jam.  You can take home a free jar just for attending!  Please... read more
Family Fest to be hosted by EUM Church
Kick off your Fourth of July weekend at Family Fest on July 2, 2016 at the Darke County Fairgrounds. This FREE event begins at 4:00 pm. Family Fest will host a day of free events for the entire family such as games, music, bouncy houses, corn hole, dunk tank, volleyball, face painting, Star 88.9, door prizes and lots more! There will also be information on hand to help families succeed and thrive, and a FREE meal for... read more
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Joseph at “Family Fun Day”
Again this summer the Greenville Public Library is hosting Wednesday “Family Fun Days” featuring top-notch talent that will entertain the whole family.  To start off the season June 8th the Library welcomes back Joseph Helfrich.  Joseph is a multi-instrument musician, singer, and storyteller who delights young and old alike.  His performance starts at 11:00 a.m... read more
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Street Art Saturday Series Coming to Downtown Greenville
Next weekend, a new event art series will begin in downtown Greenville! Street Art Saturdays will transform downtown Greenville into a spontaneous, outdoor performing arts venue on the second Saturdays of the summer season. The 2016 season includes the dates of June 11th, July 9th, and August 13th. The events... read more
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Paint Out at DCP by Greenville Art Guild
Join the Greenville Art Guild on Saturday June 11th at 10am at Shawnee Prairie Preserve as they utilize a variety of mediums to capture the beauty of nature. Artists will be located around the grounds and trails throughout the day, and they invite the public to come watch them work. Visitors can expect to see artists working with everything... read more
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Darke County Parks Volunteer Appreciation Ice Cream Social and Bingo
Darke County Parks would like to send a huge thank you to all of their volunteers. Whether they regularly help with school groups, maintenance, animal care, historical interpretation, special events, habitat healing, or anything in between, the park district board and staff truly appreciate all their hard work and dedication! The staff hopes all the... read more
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The Poultry Days Social Tent Schedules Rocks!
Poultry Days 2016 will continue the largest party in the area with an incredible lineup of musicians.  Nine live musical acts offer sounds ranging from familiar festival tunes, to alternative rock, to popular country.  With a Social Tent that can hold 2,000 people you can choose to be up front by the music or at a quiet table by the craft bar.  If... read more
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Meet the Mosquitoes at Darke County Parks
Join Grace Winhoven, former Darke County Parks Intern, on Friday, June 10th at 6pm at the Shawnee Prairie Preserve Nature Center to “meet the mosquitoes”.  The insects we love to hate have been in the news lately, and Darke County Parks is excited to have Grace shine a light on the mosquitoes of Ohio. She is majoring in entomology at Cornell University with a strong focus... read more
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Versailles Health Care Center… LLC Founder to Speak at Power Over Parkinson’s Group
Versailles Health Care Center is pleased to invite the community to its monthly event for people with Parkinson’s Disease and their families! Power Over Parkinson’s meets monthly to empower, socialize, and learn.  The June guest speaker will be Tori Holthaus, MS, RDN, LD. She is the founder of YES! Nutrition, LLC. She is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist who provides medical nutrition... read more
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Annie Oakley Golf Tournament planned for July 25
Preparations for the 35th Annual Annie Oakley Golf Tournament are underway!  Last year 100 golfers signed up for the 18-hole event, which benefited the Cancer Association of Darke County.  Committee members for the tournament are Matt & Angie Arnold, Kent & Lynn James, Todd and Beth Durham, Ray & Bettye Laughlin, Ed & Kay Curry... read more
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Versailles Health Care Center… Versailles native to speak at VHCC
Versailles native, Dr. Kenneth Pohl, Orthopedic Surgeon, recently held an educational workshop at Versailles Health Care Center on what’s new in joint replacement surgery. Dr. Pohl spoke about the various options available to those impacted by joint pain and/or dysfunction. Dr. Pohl also held a question/answer session following his... read more
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Entries accepted for Greenville Athletic Boosters Golf Outing
Entries are now being accepted for Greenville Athletic Boosters Golf Outing being held @ Turtle Creek Golf Course on Saturday, June 25th.  The Booster Golf Outing proceeds help fund annual scholarships, equipment reconditioning, and purchasing of new uniforms.  The strength of the Athletic Boosters has always depended upon... read more
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2016 Education Canoe Float on Friday, June 17th
GREENVILLE – Come out and enjoy a day on Greenville Creek on June 17, 2016.  The Darke and Miami Soil and Water Conservation Districts, City of Greenville, along with the Stillwater Watershed Project and the Park Districts of Darke and Miami Counties, are teaming up to provide an educational and fun trip covering a little over three miles on a tributary to one of Ohio’s most... read more
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Downtown Greenville Farmer’s Market Opening Day
GREENVILLE, Ohio-  The Downtown Greenville Farmers’ Market will return on Saturday, June 4th in front of the Darke County Courthouse on the corner of 4th and Broadway. The market will take place every Saturday until October 8th from 9 am to 1 pm. The Downtown Greenville Farmers’ Market has been a Darke County staple since 1998. This year promises to be another... read more
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Cancer Support Group… Tudor talks on Toxins
Christine Tudor will be speaking about toxins in our environment at the Cancer Support Group on June 2 at 7 pm at Wayne HealthCare in the 1st floor board room.
 
Christine was born and raised in Ohio.  She attended Eastern Kentucky University, where she received her B.S. in  1974 and herMasters of Ed. from Wright State University in 1980.  Continuing at The University of Dayton... read more
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DeColores Montessori still accepting Toddlers and Preschoolers
As the end of another school year quickly approaches, the DeColores Montessori School is still accepting students for 2016/17. Families with toddlers (ages 1-2) and/or preschoolers (ages 3-5), are encouraged to call and inquire about our programs and set-up a tour and visit. We are happy to show you around our school and what makes DeColores... read more
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Downtown Greenville is the place to be for live music!
More than ten different musicians will perform during Main Street Greenville’s June First Friday event! The event is scheduled for Friday, June 3rd from 6-9 pm in downtown Greenville. “The performers will be placed at different locations throughout the downtown district. This will allow folks to enjoy music as they stroll, shop, and dine downtown... read more
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Darke County Parks Summer Camps
For over a decade, Darke County Parks summer camps have been an annual tradition for families. In the parks continued commitment to get kids outside to learn, appreciate, and enjoy nature, they offer two styles of camps, day camps and mini camps. The classic day camps are similar to the format the parks has done for the last ten... read more
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Survivor’s Day Walk
Cancer Association Board Members invite the public to attend our annual SURVIVOR’S DAY WALK. The walk will be held at Greenville City Park, Shelter 3, June 5, 2016 Sunday afternoon. The event lasts from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Registration will be at the sign-up table. Hamburgers, brats, chips and desserts will be served for a donation.  LIVE MUSIC... read more
Darke County Parks… Butterfly Monitoring Volunteers Needed
Darke County Parks needs help! Butterfly habitat is declining, and scientists need to monitor their populations very closely. Every Friday at 2pm from now through September, join a naturalist to hike a pre-set path and record all the butterflies observed. These numbers will then be sent on to the Ohio Lepidopterists for scientific stud... read more
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Reptile Review for June Park P.A.L.S.
Darke County Park District invites children in kindergarten through 2nd grade to join them on June 11th from 10am to noon to discover all things reptiles during Park P.A.L.S! Please note the new 10:00 start time. This month everyone will meet at the Nature Center on St. Rt. 502 west of Greenville to learn what a reptile really is and which... read more
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Dave Knapp dealership to host holiday week blood drive
GREENVILLE, Ohio – Dave Knapp Ford Lincoln in Greenville will help boost blood donations during the busy Memorial Day holiday week with a blood drive Saturday, June 4 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.  The Community Blood Center Bloodmobile will be at 500 Wagner Ave. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com... read more
Ag. Breakfast Meeting
Ag. Breakfast Meeting , Thursday, June 2, 7:30am, Brethren Retirement Center's Cafeteria, Greenville (Enter through the Center's main doors under the awning, and follow the signs to the cafeteria.) For your calendar: the following month’s meeting will be July 7, 2016. Sam Custer, Extension Educator, Agriculture & Natural Resources
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American Pickers To Film In Ohio
Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their team are excited to return to Ohio! They plan to film episodes of the hit series AMERICAN PICKERS throughout Ohio with filming scheduled for this summer. AMERICAN PICKERS is a documentary series that explores the fascinating world of antique ‘picking’ on History. The hit show follows Mike Wolfe and... read more
VHCC free joint replacement class
Versailles Health Care Center would like to invite anyone considering joint replacement surgery to a FREE Total Joint Replacement Class.  The class will take place on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at 6 pm in The Rehab Clinic at Versailles Health Care Center. Dr. Chad Weber, Orthopedic Surgeon and Rehab Medical Director, along with Versailles Health Care Center Therapists, will provide information about the joint replacement journey. Information... read more
Memorial Day Closings
Greenville Transit System will be closed in honor and recognition of Memorial Day, May 30.
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Darke County Parks Seeking Blacksmiths
Darke County Parks is looking for anyone interested in the time honored trade of blacksmithing. People have been working iron for over 3500 years, and until the, relatively, recent past, the blacksmith was the hub of the community. Everything from carriage springs to horseshoes and meat forks to roofing nails came from the... read more
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Benches available for purchase
The Darke County Fair Board and the Darke County Solid Waste Management District are placing another order for Memorial benches. These six foot long benches are made from recycled milk jugs as a lasting tribute to family and friends and will be placed around the Gazebo and other areas of the Fairgrounds for Fairgoers to enjoy the... read more
Darke County Genealogical Society Picnic
Darke County Genealogical Society Inc. are holding the annual picnic on Thursday, June 2, 2016, at 5:30 p.m. in the Greenville City Park. This will be at the same shelter that has been used in the past, #5. Bring food to share and your tableware and come to have a good time.
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Edible Spring Hike with DCP
Join Darke County Parks for their spring hiking series as they explore the sensations of spring. On Thursday, May 26th at 6:30pm join a naturalist at Shawnee Prairie Preserve just west of Greenville on State Route 502 to forage for fresh spring edibles. Who knows what the season’s weather will bring, so keep the conditions in mind when you dress for the hike. For more information... read more
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Library's Summer Reading for Kids
The 2016 Children’s Summer Reading Program “On Your Mark, Get Set...READ” begins Wednesday June 1st at the Greenville Publci Library.  Kids 10 & under can sign up to read and win great prizes!  Just request a reading sheet from the Circ Desk and keep track of your reading.  Each week you can get it stamped and pick out a prize.  The drawing for the grand prizes... read more
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Grain Safety Awareness Program to be held, By Sam Custer, OSU Extension, Darke County
On June 14, the Darke County Farm Safety Just For Kids program will be held at the Darke County Fairgrounds. Demonstrations using the Grain C.A.R.T. (Community Agricultural Rescue Trailer) — Ohio’s first portable grain rescue simulator will be done. When working around grain storage facilities, incidents such as slips, trips, falls, severe trauma injuries, entanglement... read more
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Greenville Public Library… Library's Lunch on the Lawn
Warm weather fun is finally here and as you make your summer plans be sure to include Lunch on the Lawn! This popular event is held the first Friday of June, July, and August from 11:30 to 1:00 on the beautiful Greenville Public Library lawn under the shade trees.  Box lunches are available from one of the local eateries and tables... read more
Volunteers needed during National Painting Week
Our local Sherwin Williams Paint Store has generously offered to donate paint and a couple of people to paint the railings at Prairie Ridge Meadow during National Painting Week.  This is a big job and they could use a few more people.  Can you help?  Details are as follows: Date:  Monday, May 23 & Tuesday, May 24 - Time:  9am - Location:  Prairie Ridge Meadow on North Broadway (meet in the parking lot). Please call Kathi at 937-548-0165 or email her at kmcqueen@darkecountyparks.org to sign up or if you have questions.
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Elusive Puttyroot Hike with DCP
Join Darke County Parks for their spring hiking series as they explore the sensations of spring. On Tuesday, May 17th at 6pm join a naturalist at Eidson Woods Preserve on the corner of State Route 502 West and Palestine-Union City Road to search for the Puttyroot orchid. It is the only wild blooming orchid in Darke County, and hopefully... read more
Darke County Parks… Hike with a naturalist and learn about butterflies!
Do you enjoy watching butterflies?  Would you like to assist with scientific data collection?  We need YOUR help to record the butterfly population of Shawnee Prairie each week throughout the warm months. Each Friday at 2pm starting on May 13, we will hike a preset route and record all butterflies seen... read more
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Greenville Public Library… GPL Film Series Features Sparrows
In May, Greenville Public Library's Third Floor Film Series will be screening Sparrows.  This 1926 film starring Mary Pickford is a fantastic comedic adventure film about a group of orphans living on a dilapidated farm in the swamps of Florida.  They are neglected and abused by the couple who owns the farm, who use them for cheap labor, and... read more
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Main Street Greenville Named Quarterfinalist for “America’s Main Streets” Contest
Support Main Street Greenville of Darke County by Voting Today - Greenville, Ohio –The national small business movement, Independent We Stand, announces the quarterfinalists, including Main Street Greenville of Darke County Ohio, of the 2016 Independent We Stand “America’s Main Streets” contest. As the lifeblood of our... read more
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Tickets for Choir-O-Rama 2016 “DYNAMITE” NOW On Sale
GREENVILLE, OH - Tickets for the 2016 Greenville High School Choir-O-Rama “Dynamite!” are now on sale. This GHS Tradition will be held on Saturday, May 21 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, May 22 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Clair Memorial Hall, 215 W. Fourth St., Greenville. Reserve and general admission seats are available this year... read more
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Greenville City School District… Family Reading Night, By Laura Bemus, Assistant Superintendent
Thursday, May 12th was an important date for our students and families of incoming 1st – 3rd graders!  From 5:00 – 7:00 PM we are hosting a Family Reading Night event at Memorial Hall. This event was truly a community event with many community members and Greenville City School staff members helping to make the event memorable... read more
Entries being accepted for Karlh McCallister Memorial Outing
(Greenville) Entries now are being accepted for the seventh Annual Karlh McCallister Golf Outing, planned for 12 p.m. Saturday, June 18, at the Turtle Creek Golf Course, 6545 State Route 36 East. Proceeds from the event benefit Bridges to College. “This has been a fun, successful event in the past,” said Marlise McCallister, who is coordinating the outing. “Last year, we had 80 golfers participate.” McCallister encouraged golfers to register early... read more
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Annie Oakley Festival… Wanted: 30 Darke County Teens
We are looking for Darke County Women Age 14-19 for the Miss Annie Oakley Shooting and Costume Contest. The contest is part of the Annual Annie Oakley Festival that is held at York Woods, the last weekend of July. The Miss Annie Oakley Shooting and Costume contest begins on Wednesday, July 13 at 6pm for a mandatory publicity photo shoot at the Annie Oakley Park Statue at 6pm... read more
Darke County Parks… Work Day for Sign Gardens
Bring your green thumbs and volunteer to help clean up the garden beds surrounding the signs at many of our park locations.  Some gardens already have good plants and will just need weeded, while others may need a complete overhaul. Join our Director, Roger Van Frank, as you travel to 5-9 different parks to get these beautiful locations ready for Memorial Day. Saturday, May 21, 2016, 9am (meet at Shawnee Prairie) until Approximately 3pm. To sign up or if you have questions, please call Kathi McQueen at 937-548-0165 or email her at kmcqueen@darkecountyparks.org
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Darke County Parks… Frog Fever at May Park P.A.L.S.
Darke County Park District invites children in kindergarten through 2nd grade to join them on May 21st from 9:30am to noon to discover all things frogs during Park P.A.L.S! This month everyone will meet at the Nature Center on St. Rt. 502 west of Greenville to see what’s hopping in the wetlands and search for all stages of the frog lifecycle in the... read more
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Main Street Greenville Program to plant flowers
In 2007, Main Street Greenville created the Adopt-A-Box Flower Program in downtown Greenville. Since then, more than 70 flower boxes and pots are funded and planted each Spring by individuals and businesses located in the community. This year’s Downtown Planting Day will be held on Saturday, May 14th from 8:00 - 11:00 am. During this... read more
Cancer Association fundraiser scheduled
Borderline, Baker's Motorcycle Shop and Union City Country Club to hold annual fundraiser for Cancer Association of Darke County. What ~  Poker Run, Live Music, 3 Man Golf Scramble at Union City Country Club, Chicken Dinners, Benefit Auction, 50/50 Drawing, Door Prizes. When ~  May 21  Doors open at noon     Poker Run at 11. Where ~  Borderline Club    6140 Hillgrove-Southern Rd, Greenville Club... read more
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Garst Museum… Annie’s Star Spangled Raffle
Want to win  $1000?  A week-end at a fabulous log home in Gatlinburg?  Or $500?  Get your tickets for Annie’s Star Spangled Raffle.  Raffle tickets at $5.00 a chance are available and will be drawn at the annual Annie’s Star Spangled Gala on Saturday, June 11.  You need not be present to win. The Gala is a FUNdraiser for the Museum.  Live auction... read more
Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy to begin at Edison State
The Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy at Edison State Community College is now accepting applications for the 20-week program that will prepare students for a career in law enforcement. Students of the program will meet for six days each week beginning in July and, upon successful completion, will graduate from the program in December. The curriculum of the program is certified by the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission... read more
Monte Carlo Night
Help support Darke County Cancer Patients. Public is invited to an evening of food and fun. Friday, May 13, 6-10 p.m. $10 admission. Lots of games and door prizes, silent auction, etc. VFW, North Ohio Street, Greenville, OH. Sponsored by Cancer Association of Darke County.
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Aging Smart, Diane Barga, OSU Extension, Darke County
OSU Extension, Darke County, has scheduled an “Aging Smart” 3 week program.  Older adults, 65+ are the fastest growing population group in the United States.  Most older adults want to remain independent and live at home, so we will cover three areas to help:  Preventing Falls in Your Home, Keeping Safe and Aging & Eating. These classes will be held... read more
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Registration Open for Gettysburg Homecoming Festival 5K
The 2nd Annual Gettysburg Homecoming Festival 5K Walk/Run is scheduled for 9:00 AM on June 25th. Beginning and ending at the Cardinal Center, the scenic course features a mix of town and country with terrain suitable for beginners and experienced runners. The 2016 5K is being organized by the Friends of the Cardinal Center who... read more
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Freezing and Canning Workshop Set for June
Gardeners and other lovers of fresh produce are often interested in extending the season’s bounty by learning more about home-preserving fruits and vegetables.  Now they can, by attending a free “Food Preservation Workshop,” presented by Ohio State University Extension, Darke County, at 603 Wagner Avenue, Greenville. There will be three sessions to the workshop... read more
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Poultry Days Chicken and Ride Presale Tickets
Poultry Days Maintains Low Presale Prices - Poultry Days announces that chicken prices will remain $7.50 per dinner for 2016.  Also that ride tickets which were reduced last year will be maintained and the all-day ride special will be expanded.  For the first time Greenville residents will be able to purchase presale tickets at the Greenville ACE.  Tickets... read more
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Researcher Seeking Soybean Fields for Pollinator Study
May 2, 2016 - COLUMBUS, Ohio – Although soybean crops are self-pollinating, some species of bee and fly pollinators can enhance soybean yields, says a researcher with the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University. The question is, what pollinator insects are active in Ohio soybean crops? That’s... read more
CAP Awareness Picnic
Mark Friday, May 13, 11 am to 2 pm for CAP’s Darke County Community Action Day Picnic at Greenville City Park Shelter No. 4. Get the details here.
Versailles Health Care Center… Joint replacement surgery workshop at VHCC
Versailles Health Care Center would like to invite the community to come learn what is new in joint replacement surgery with Versailles native Dr. Kenneth Pohl. The class will take place on Thursday, May 19th, 2016 at 6 pm in the dining room at Versailles Health Care Center. Coffee and dessert will be served. Dr. Pohl’s presentation will benefit anyone who would like to know more about various options available to those impacted by joint... read more
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Main Street Greenville… Date Night/Late Night Fridays in June
No need to drive over an hour for a great weekend night out! After working all day Friday, stay in town and enjoy downtown Greenville! Over 20 businesses have agreed to stay open late EVERY SINGLE Friday in June! (We will still have June's First Friday event: Live Music & Volunteer Fair on June 3rd). A romantic date night, friends night, girls night, guys night, or even enjoy... read more
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Big Brothers Big Sisters… BBBS Announces Daffy Duck Derby & Duck N’ Run 5k!
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby and Darke County is making plans for the upcoming annual fundraising event, 2016 Rubber Duck Race.  This event will be held on Thursday, June 23rd.  The Duck launch will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Geib Pavilion in Tawawa Park.  In addition to the duck race, the agency will also host the tenth annual Duck N’ Run/Walk 5k race, which is a part of... read more
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Shawnee Prairie Log House and Blacksmith Shop Open
Ever wonder what life was like for the early European settlers on the Ohio frontier? Imagine living in a log house every day or working in a blacksmith shop to earn your living. On May 14th and on Saturdays throughout the month of May from 1pm to 4pm at Shawnee Prairie Preserve west of Greenville on State Route 502 come visit the... read more
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Bear’s Mill Invites Onlookers to Timber Frame Event
A demonstration of Timber Framing will take place across from Bear’s Mill on Saturday, May 7, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.  Adult visitors can watch as a timber framed structure is erected, and children may make wooden pegs at stations. Assembling the timber framed structure is the culmination of classes that have taken place... read more
Poultry Days Vendor Space
The Serendipity Mothers are accepting reservations for space in the Vendor Tent for the Poultry Days Festival, June 10-12th.  Options include 10 x 10 ft. spaces in the Vendor Tent or space for your own tent.  All Vendor Tent spaces are on asphalt, while 15 x 15 ft. spaces for your own tent or display are available on either asphalt or grass. If you are interested in being a part of this celebration, please download Vendor... read more
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Butterfly Monitoring Volunteers Needed
Darke County Parks needs help! Butterfly habitat is declining, and scientists need to monitor their populations very closely. Every Friday from May through September at 2pm, join a naturalist to hike a pre-set path and record all the butterflies observed. These numbers will then be sent on to the Ohio Lepidopterists for scientific... read more
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Annie Oakley Festival… Cope’s Distributing to Sponsor “Aim for a High Mark” Essay Contest - The Annie Oakley Festival will again offer its annual “Aim for a High Mark” essay contest for Darke county girls age 8 to 13. This year’s contest is sponsored by Cope’s Distributing located at 640 Markwith Ave Greenville, Ohio. Three prizes will be awarded. First place will receive $75, second place will receive $50, and third place will receive $25. Entrants... read more
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Darke County Solid Waste… Recycle your out of date electronics for free
The Darke County Solid Waste Management District and 1 Shot Services, Bradford, OH, are joining forces to sponsor a “FREE” Electronics Recycling Day on May 26, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., in the swine barn at the Darke County Fairgrounds.  Vehicles will enter the Gate 2(near Wayne Healthcare), will go through the swine barn to... read more
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Now Enrolling Head Start Preschool Program
What is Head Start and why can it be important to my child? Head Start is a comprehensive early childhood development program that serves low-income children from ages birth to five years and their families at no cost.  It is a federally funded program that is operated by Council on Rural Services / Kids Learning Place in Darke County.  Children who attend... read more
Free Showing of “War Room” Movie
EUM Church will be having a free movie night on Sunday, May 22 at 6:30 pm at the Worship Center, 1451 Sater Street in Greenville, Ohio. From the creators of Fireproof and Courageous comes War Room, a compelling drama with humor and heart that explores the power that prayer has in every area of life. In Matthew 6:6 Jesus says, “But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father... read more
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Darke County Parks… Frog Bog Jog with DCP
Bring those boots! On May 5th at 6:30pm meet a naturalist at Shawnee Prairie Preserve, just west of Greenville on State Route 502, to venture out in the park’s van to local frog hotspots. The chorus of spring peepers, western chorus frogs, and American toads can be deafening. As the group meanders the countryside, they’ll stop and identify what they hear. Several opportunities... read more
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Darke County Parks… Frog Bog Jog with DCP
Bring those boots! On May 5th at 6:30pm meet a naturalist at Shawnee Prairie Preserve, just west of Greenville on State Route 502, to venture out in the park’s van to local frog hotspots. The chorus of spring peepers, western chorus frogs, and American toads can be deafening. As the group meanders the countryside, they’ll stop and identify what they hear. Several opportunities... read more
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Darke County Parks… Frog Bog Jog with DCP
Bring those boots! On May 5th at 6:30pm meet a naturalist at Shawnee Prairie Preserve, just west of Greenville on State Route 502, to venture out in the park’s van to local frog hotspots. The chorus of spring peepers, western chorus frogs, and American toads can be deafening. As the group meanders the countryside, they’ll stop and identify what they hear. Several opportunities... read more
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Darke County Parks… Frog Bog Jog with DCP
Bring those boots! On May 5th at 6:30pm meet a naturalist at Shawnee Prairie Preserve, just west of Greenville on State Route 502, to venture out in the park’s van to local frog hotspots. The chorus of spring peepers, western chorus frogs, and American toads can be deafening. As the group meanders the countryside, they’ll stop and identify what they hear. Several opportunities... read more
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Darke County Parks… Frog Bog Jog with DCP
Bring those boots! On May 5th at 6:30pm meet a naturalist at Shawnee Prairie Preserve, just west of Greenville on State Route 502, to venture out in the park’s van to local frog hotspots. The chorus of spring peepers, western chorus frogs, and American toads can be deafening. As the group meanders the countryside, they’ll stop and identify what they hear. Several opportunities... read more
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DCCA’S Toledo Symphony Orchestra to perform Rodgers and Hammerstein
Darke County Center for the Arts will close their current Artists Series season on Saturday, May 14, with a performance by Toledo Symphony Orchestra at Henry St. Clair Memorial Hall in Greenville. Guest vocalists will also appear, singing music from the golden age of classic Broadway musicals by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II... read more
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Friends of the Shelter… Garage Sale on May 6 & 7
The Darke County Friends of the Shelter will sponsor a Garage Sale on Thursday, May 5th   (9:00am – 5:00pm), Friday, May 6th  (9:00am – 5:00pm), and Saturday, May 7th  (9:00am to noon) at 6026 Arcanum-Bearsmill Road Greenville (1 mile South of the Mill, look for Freddie and the Animal Shelter banner). Some of the items are... read more
Darke County March for Babies
Supporters of the March of Dimes; March for Babies Chair – Kristina Knapp,Marketing Director, Dave Knapp Ford Lincoln; our Ambassador Family, Michelle, Jeramie and their son Gabriel (Gabe); Family and Corporate teams; Sponsors; Volunteers and local March of Dimes leadership… All will kick off the 2016 Darke County March for Babies at 9 a.m. on April 30. March for Babies is the solution to the problem of premature... read more
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GCSD Woodland Primary… Kindergarten Registration Day added on May 4
Greenville City Schools will be holding an additional kindergarten registration on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 from8:00 A.M.  - 4:00 P.M. at Memorial Hall.  Memorial Hall is located at 215 W. Fourth Street between the Library and the Jr. High School. Children must be five years of age on or before August 1, 2016.  Please bring official birth certificate... read more
Ag. Breakfast Meeting
Ag. Breakfast Meeting, Thursday, May 5, 7:30am, Brethren Retirement Center's Cafeteria, Greenville (Enter through the Brethren Retirement Center's main doors, under the awning, and follow the signs to the cafeteria.) For your calendar: the following month’s meeting will be June 2, 2016. Sam Custer, Extension Educator, Agriculture & Natural Resources
“Art at the Mill” exhibit celebrates local people
Works of art by Dayton native John Landsiedel will be “On and Off the Wall” at historic Bear's Mill's Clark Gallery from May 13 through June 26. Landsiedel calls himself a “chameleon artist” whose work changes to fit his mood as well as his exhibit site; this show featuring both two- and three-dimensional pieces featuring a local Darke County emphasis will open with an informal reception on Friday, May 13. Sweet and savory finger food... read more
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Captivating Civilian Impressions at Civil War Encampment
The Ohio Valley Civil War Association not only brings top notch military presentations, but also incorporates the fascinating civilian side as well. Visit them on Saturday April 30th and Sunday May 1st at Shawnee Prairie Preserve on State Route 502 west of Greenville and step back in time. While many able bodied young men enlisted to fight on both sides of the War Between the States... read more
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