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Dear Darke County Parks Volunteer(s),
I am sending this email to you as we are still in need of lots of volunteer assistance for our Prairie Days Festival. Please take a couple moments and review the attach volunteer sign-up sheet with various the volunteer opportunities, along with the shift times for the weekend. Please review the opportunities and the brief descriptions (on the back) of each opportunity and let me know what you would like to be involved with for Prairie Days.  If you would like to assist, but none of these work, please let me know
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Friends of Darke County Parks Members and Volunteers... Polo Shirts
We are planning on placing another order for polo Shirts for the Gift Shop and were wondering if you would like to purchase a polo shirt with an embroidered Friend of the Park logo on it.  This could be worn to meetings and other Park programs you assist with.  The Park District will be placing an order with Caviler Clothing and would need all orders to be turned into the office by Wednesday, August 27th at 5PM.  If you would like a polo shirt or two, please visit the links below as
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Tire Recycling Day Near
Tired of looking at those old tires lying around?  Not only are they an eyesore, they can be dangerous.  The Darke County Solid Waste District wants to help you with your tire problem.  The district will be sponsoring a used tire collection on Thursday, September 25, 2014, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. In addition to tires to being an eyesore, they are a nuisance to rural citizens who find them in their ditches, out in the fields and wooded areas.  Used tires make the perfect breeding ground for... read more
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Raptor Ambassador Open House
Visit with our Raptor Ambassadors! We’re opening the raptor mew (enclosure for raptors) to the public on Saturday, September 6th from 1:00pm-3:00pm to allow Greta the Great Horned Owl and Joseph the Red-tailed Hawk to show off their homes. Staff and Volunteers will be present to answer questions and of course you’ll get a great look at Greta and Joseph! This program is open to the public, but we ask that all visitors remain calm and... read more
2014 Fairboard Election Names
Four persons are to be elected to the Darke County Fair Board. The contestants are: Richard Delk, Ed Erisman, Russell W. Bennett, Velma Campbell, Apollo Perez and Cindy Riffle
DCCA announces annual meeting
The Darke County Center for the Arts will hold its annual meeting on Thursday, September 4, 2014, 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 last fiscal year.  Immediately following the annual meeting, the board of trustees will convene for their regular monthly meeting... read more
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DCCA fair special
Annie Moses Band Tickets $20, August 15-23. Performance is Saturday, September 13 at 8 PM. They are five Juilliard-trained musicians from the same family tree with a sound all their own. They call it chamber pop - a spicy blend of classical, jazz, pop and country. Siblings Annie, Alex, Benjamin, Camille and Jeremiah are joined by their parents Robin and Bill Wolaver on vocals and... read more
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Friends of the Parks Basket Raffle
The Friends of the Darke County Park District will once again run their annual basket raffle this summer and culminate at Prairie Days in September.  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 bird seed, a bird feeder, bird house, field guide and much more. The Darke County... read more
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Flint Knapping
Join the Darke County Parks on Thursday, September 4th at 6:30pm  for a program about the technical and artful skill of transforming pieces of specialized rock into useful tools, producing knives, spear points, scrapers and many other interesting materials. Bill Light will demonstrate this useful art form using ancient techniques and more modern ones. Various types of rocks (chert, flint, etc.) will... read more
Stop by the Darke County Visitors Bureau booth at the fair
GREENVILLE, OH – Folks are gearing up for The GREAT! Darke County Fair and the Darke County Visitors Bureau is no exception. The Visitors Bureau will have a large booth located in the center of the Coliseum during this the 158th celebration of The GREAT! Darke County Fair. Visitors as well as locals are invited to stop by to learn about the attractions, events, history, restaurants and accommodations found in our community. Maps and brochures from local businesses as well as the award-winning... read more
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Coffee with the Commissioner at the Fair
Commissioner Mike Stegall will be having his “Coffee with the Commissioner” meeting a little differently this month.  August is always a busy time for people with vacations, getting ready for school, and of course the Great Darke County Fair.  Since most of Darke County shows up at the fair at one time or another, Commissioner Stegall has decided to have his meetings at the fairgrounds.    Commissioner Stegall will be working at the Republican tent on... read more
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Midmark Welcomes Harvey Alston to Versailles
Sponsored by Midmark’s Wellness Committee - proceeds go to Dylan Williams Forever an All-Star Foundation - DAYTON, Ohio, August 7, 2014 — The Midmark Corporation Wellness Committee, Feel the Heat, is hosting an event on Thursday, August 14 featuring speaker Harvey Alston. The event will take place from 6:30 – 7:30 pm at the Versailles Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $3.00 each and are available at The Inn at Versailles... read more
Business and Industry Center to offer free Six Sigma session
The Business and Industry Center at Edison Community College is offering a free executive overview of Lean/Six Sigma on Wednesday, August 13th. The event, which includes breakfast, will be held from 8–10 a.m. in room 504 of the Emerson Center at the Piqua campus. Providing participants with a deeper exploration of Lean and Six Sigma, the session will cover techniques and tools used to reduce waste, improve quality, generate higher efficiencies... read more
Mosquito Spraying in City of Greenville
The city of Greenville will spray for mosquitos on Tuesday, August 12,2014 at 9:00pm, south of the Greenville Creek and Wednesday, August 13,2014 at 9:00pm, north of the Greenville Creek. Weather permitting. Any questions, please contact the street department at 937 548-2215.
Rogers to speak Aug. 10 at First Presbyterian
Need inspiration?  Mark your calendars for August 10th when  Robert Rogers will inspire his listeners with God’s intervention in his life after the tragic loss of his family.  An accomplished worship leader, pianists, songwriter and author, Rogers tells how tragedy took his family but could not take his faith.   From his experiences, he shares with others how to live a life with no regrets. On Sunday, August 10, join the congregation of First Presbyterian Church... read more
GTS Fair Shuttle
Greenville Transit System will be offering Park & Ride Service weekdays from 5pm to 11pm and the first weekend 11am 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: Greenville Municipal Building – 100 Public Square; Darke County Job & Family... read more
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Visit the Council House
Join the Darke County Park District for the special chance to visit the Anthony Wayne Peace Council House, located at Prairie Ridge Meadow on Wilson Avenue. The Council House will be open for visitors on Saturday, August 16th  from 1:00pm-3:00pm.  We’ll discover why Anthony Wayne built the house and what purpose it served in the creation of the Treaty of Greene Ville. While inside the Council House, we’ll discuss many... read more
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Deadline Extended to Aug. 8… "A Magical Kingdom Comes to Life"
2014 Little Miss & Little Mr Darke County Fair Pageant Monday, August 18, 2014 - Child must be between 3-5 years of age by August 18, 2014 and a resident of Darke County. There is a $15 non-refundable entry fee.  Please have your child in the youth building, located behind the gazebo of the fairgrounds, at least 1/2 hour before starting time.   The Boys will begin at 5:30 and the Girls will... read more
Sights and Sounds of a Summer Evening
Join a Naturalist for a hike enjoying the sights and sounds of a summer evening at Routzong Preserve (located on Routzong Road, just off 571-East).  This hike will occur on Monday, August 11th at 7:00pm and is FREE.   Routzong has many fascinating habitats to explore, be it prairie, woodland or stream. We’ll enjoy a quiet walk as we watch the natural world transition from the heat of the day to cooling evening. Dress for the weather and meet at Routzong.  For more information call the Nature Center at... read more
"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, 2014, at the OSU Extension Learning Center, 603 Wagner Avenue, Greenville.  The class times are from 6:00-8:00pm.  There is no fee for this class.  This is an adult only series. The “Building Blocks II” parenting classes are for parents who wish to develop better parenting skill or parenting techniques for children ages 7-13 years.  This will be 2 classes focusing on parent... read more
Darke County Parks… August Volunteer Opportunities
Please review the list below and let me know what you would like to be involved with. Please contact the office or let me know if you can help with any of the following tasks. Friday, August 8th Eco-Tours 7:30AM-5:30PM  Fee $25.00. Join us for a trip south to the Cincinnati Nature Center, we’ll will travel to Rowe Woods explore the Nature Center & take some time to hike some trails. For more information please see the Nature Notes and call to reserve your spot. Friday, August 8th Task Force- 8AM - Join us... read more
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Vintage Red Cross Poster Art on Display in September
Mark your calendars so you won’t miss the  rare and unique collection of historic Red Cross posters from the early 1900s which will be on display in Darke County.  “A Reflection of Life”, these magnificent and colorful posters depict the American Red Cross disaster relief, armed forces and fundraising efforts during and following World War I.  One of the posters on display is possibly one of the most important in the American Red Cross history, “The... read more
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Midmark Feel the HEAT for a Cause 5K Run/Walk
DAYTON, Ohio, August 1, 2014 — The Midmark Feel the HEAT committee is hosting its first annual Feel the HEAT for a Cause 5K run, walk and one-mile fun run. The 2014 event will be in support of the Dylan Williams Forever and All-Star Foundation and the foundation’s mission of bringing awareness of youth sport safety and the value of placing life-saving defibrillators (AEDs) at youth sport fields. The run will be held Saturday, August 30... read more
Blood donations in August in Darke County
DAYTON & Darke County, Ohio – A new era in patient care began Sept. 14, 1964 when Community Blood Center (CBC) opened the doors of the region’s first central blood bank.  CBC is celebrating its golden anniversary with the special edition “Celebrating 50 Years of Saving Lives” t-shirt. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment at www.DonorTime.com or contact CBC Darke County Account Representative Dana Puterbaugh... read more
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Summer Floating
Join the Darke County Parks as we launch our boats into the calming waters of Lake Loramie State Park on Saturday, August 9th.  We’ll meet at the Nature Center at 9:00 am (4267 State Route 502 West) and then carpool to our put-in location. As we float through the islands of the Lake, we’ll enjoy wildlife and flowering plants. Please be sure to dress to get wet, bring... read more
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27th annual World’s Longest Yard Sale – US 127
Date: August 7 – 10, 2014;  Facebook: US127 Yard Sale – Ohio - GREENVILLE, OH - The US 127 Corridor Sale started in 1987 and ran for 18 years from Covington, Kentucky to Gasden, Alabama. In 2006, several counties in Ohio including Darke County jumped on board and this year, the 27th anniversary of the “World’s Longest Yard Sale,” at least one community in each of the... read more
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Seed Saving Program at Library
On Thursday August 7th at  6:30 p.m. Gary & Mildred Malott will give a presentation at the Green ville Public Library on gardening and saving seeds as part of the Growing Harvest Seed Library project.  Just come up to the third floor Meeting Room to see their display of vegetables and seeds and to learn anything you want to know about non-GMO produce and heirloom seeds. As part of this project, our Library has set up drawers near the... read more
Ag Breakfast Meeting
Ag. Breakfast Meeting  GUEST SPEAKER: Daryl Riffle, Darke County Fair Preview  WHEN:  Thursday, August 7, 7:30am  WHERE:  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 September 4, 2014. Sam Custer, Extension Educator, Agriculture & Natural Resources.
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Reverse Job Fair; a non-traditional way to find employment
Instead of a traditional job fair where employers set up booths and jobseekers circulate among the booths, jobseekers eagerly wait at their tables with a stack of their resumes while employers walk amongst the displays and determine who they want to speak with as a good candidate to bring into their company. Since it has become more important than ever to stand out in... read more
Cancer Association of Darke County Support Group will not meet in August
The monthly cancer support group will not be meeting in August.  The group will begin to meet quarterly with the next meeting scheduled in October. Please watch the newspapers for the next meeting. If you have questions, please call the office at 937-548-9960. Also, if you would like to volunteer your time at fundraisers or be a volunteer driver for the association, please call (548-9960) or email (director@cadcinfo.org) Christine and let her know. The organization partners with United Way... read more
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League of Women Voters annual membership meeting
The League of Women Voters of Darke County is having its annual membership meeting on August 7 at 7 p, m, at the home of Shirla Neff, 291 Hickory Drive, Greenville. The League of Women Voters is a non-partisan political organization which encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government policy issues.  They study issues to inform themselves and the public.  On October 20, they will hold a Candidates... read more
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Church picnic & spike ball tournament
First Presbyterian Church would like to invite you and yours to the Annual Church Picnic/Carry-in on Sunday, August 3, 2014 at North Park, behind Kroger.  This year we will also have a Spike Ball Tournament during the picnic.  Spike Ball is the newest high-energy sport to hit the scene and we are ready to play! USA Spikeball explains the game like this: “Spikeball is a team sport played by two teams of two players... read more
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Edison’s Academy for Community Leadership hosts speaker series
Beginning in August, Edison Community College’s Academy for Community Leadership (the Academy) will host a special mini series featuring three presentations that focus on various not–for–profit leadership principles. Each session will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Robinson Theater at the Piqua Campus. “Edison’s Academy for Community Leadership is a unique entity of the Edison Foundation which has connected us to the... read more
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August “Lunch on the Lawn”
Wind up the summer on a positive note by enjoying the August “Lunch on the Lawn.“ On Friday August 1st stop by the Greenville Public Library to relax and nourish yourself under the shade trees while you groove to the music.  From 11:30 to 1:00 Romer’s Catering will serve lunch for $7 - or bring your own or just stop by for fun. The menu includes 1/4 BBQ chicken, fresh fruit cup... read more
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50 Years of Saving Lives Blood Drives
DAYTON & Darke County, Ohio – A new era in patient care began Sept. 14, 1964 when Community Blood Center (CBC) opened the doors of the region’s first central blood bank.  CBC is celebrating its golden anniversary with the special edition “Celebrating 50 Years of Saving Lives” t-shirt. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment at www.DonorTime.com or contact CBC... read more
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Favorite Mike Hemmelgarn at Library
The last “Family Fun Day” of the summer is Wednesday July 30 at 11:00 a.m. at the Greenville Public Library.  Crowd favorite Mike Hemmelgarn returns for a new and exciting performance.  As always, this year's program features a custom blend of ventriloquist characters and a wild variety of comedy juggling with a splash of magic and balloons.  Mike's unique brand of entertainment is loved by all ages. The Summer Reading Program also wraps up... read more
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Fort GreeneVille DAR storytime at the Gathering at Garst
Fort GreeneVille Chapter DAR is inviting school age children to a story time at the Gathering at Garst on Saturday, July 26th at 2:00pm. At the Burkett Encampment Tent, John and Karen Burkett and DAR chapter members will have a story time based on the "Fort Life" book written by Boobie Kalman and David Schimay. The Burketts will be in period dress in order to give a visual of fort life in the 1800’s. Also included in the story time will be activities... read more
Western Ohio Manure Application Technology Field Day July 31st
Livestock producers and others interested in learning more about manure application technology are encouraged to attend the Western Ohio Manure Application Technology Field Day being held on Thursday, July 31st at Homan Inc at 69115 Olding Road, Maria Stein in Mercer County. A morning educational program from 9:30am to 11:30am will be held at the Homan Inc barn. Topics will include Nutrient Management-National, State, and Local Perspectives: Senate Bill 150-On-farm impacts: Utilizing... read more
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Meetings Offer Insight for Farmers on 2014 Farm Bill, By Sam Custer, OSU Extension, Darke County
Farmers interested in learning more about the 2014 Farm Bill and its impact on commodity programs can hear from industry experts during meetings scheduled for August 18, 19 and September 16 who will provide insight into the legislation and its impact on agriculture. The 2014 Farm Bill's safety net requires farmers and landowners to elect which program design they prefer based on what they think will be most effective for their operation, particularly... read more
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Hummingbird Banding First Hand
53 times a second... that’s how many wingbeats a Ruby-throated Hummingbird averages. Join the Darke County Parks on Saturday, August 2nd  at 9:00am as we welcome Alan Chartier.  Alan will once again attempt to band the “hummers” of Shawnee Prairie Preserve. After an introductory presentation explaining his on-going research on hummingbirds, Alan will check his... read more
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Annie Oakley Festival ready for event in new location
GREENVILLE – The Annie Oakley Festival Committee is very excited to again bring its historical tour back to the 2014 festival. Visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy the 90-minute tour of historic Greenville on an air conditioned charter bus. The tour is free with the $3 weekend gate pass. This year’s tour will leave from the festival grounds at York Woods, on the corner
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Woodland Headbangers
Knock! Knock! Thump! We have seven species of woodpeckers wecommonly see in Ohio and six of those are likely during the summer months.  Join the Darke County Parks on Tuesday, July 29th at 7:00pm at Shawnee Prairie Preserve (4267 State Route 502 West) as we study adaptations of woodpeckers across the world and then delve into those local species. Come learn about our local headbangers and how they can drum all day long
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Edison to host fall re-enrollment event
Edison Community College will host a special re-enrollment event on Tuesday, July 29, from 1–7 p.m. in the West Hall of the Piqua campus. It will feature a one-stop registration opportunity for students who were once enrolled at Edison. This event is geared toward students who started pursuing an education from Edison but stopped attending before completing their degree. Returning students attending the event will be able to register for
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“Annie Oakley” PBS Documentary
The Greenville Public Library will be showing the PBS American Experience documentary “Annie Oakley” at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday July 26th.  This probing production examines the dramatic life of a uniquely American icon whose complex character manifested many of the paradoxes of the nation.  The public is invited to view this excellent film in the third floor Meeting Room.  Admission is free and snacks are welcome
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August blood drives in Darke County
Dayton & Darke County, Ohio – A summer donation will put donors in the running for a new car. A 2014 Chevrolet Cruze is the grand prize in the CBC “Summer Cruze-In 2014 Blood Drive.”  Anyone age 18 and older who registers to donate at any CBC Donor Center or CBC mobile blood drive May 30 through Sept. 30 will be automatically entered in the drawing to win the Chevy Cruze, valued at approximately $19,000. The “champagne silver” color of the Cruze is a toast
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Public service announcement
Residents of the city of Greenville can have a garage sale i yard sale from Aug. 7-10, 2014 without a permit. City is allowing  residents to participate in conjunction with the World's Longest Yard Sale Hwy 127 event. For questions  please call 548-1819
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Decoys and photos on display at Bear’s Mill
During the month of August, “Art At the Mill” will feature Laurel Dabbs' finely hand-crafted duck decoys, songbirds and shorebirds, and photographs by Paula Willmot Kraus, an artist and educator who began her career in photojournalism over 30 years ago before moving into fine art photography. The exhibit at historic Bear's Mill opens Friday, July 25 with a reception featuring
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Darke County Visitors Bureau… Here's What's Happening in Darke County for July
Bring along your sense of discovery to experience the excitement of Summer in Darke County! Our 'urban-country spirit' will be in full swing with concerts in the parks, history come to life, community picnics and festivals, gathering of artists and skilled historic craftsmen, small town charm, rich frontier heritage and fine food & wine... uniquely Darke County. For
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Midmark, Versailles NHS to co-sponsor community blood drive
On, Monday, July 21st Midmark Corporation & Versailles High School NHS will co-sponsor a community blood drive at Versailles K of C Hall, located at 8440 St. Rt. 47 in Versailles from 12:30 pm – 7:00 pm.  Please support this community blood drive and schedule an appointment to donate blood. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment at www.DonorTime.com or contact CBC Darke County Account Representative Dana Puterbaugh at (937) 997-2199 or dputerbaugh@cbccts.org
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Frisch Marionettes at Library
Another treat is in store Wednesday July 23rd 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.  This show is will be lively and entertaining for all ages.  In case of rain
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Hatfield family to perform
The Pitsburg Church of the Brethren, as part of their summer concert series, will host The Hatfield Family at 6:00 PM on Sunday, August 3, 2014. Travis and Sarah Hatfield live near Arcanum, OH with their 5 children, and have been in the singing ministry together for 10 years. They feel that it is important to give their children an early start in music, and include them in their singing. The children love to sing and are excited to share about Jesus
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Volunteers Thank You; and help still needed
DCP Volunteers, Please let me know if you can help with any of the following tasks. Saturday, July 19th- Volunteer Appreciation- 5PM - Thank you, to all of the volunteers who have already RSVP’d for this SATURDAY’S Appreciation.  If you have not done so and plan on coming please let me know. Join us this evening for a fabulous picnic style meal, mingling with friends and sharing what this past year has provided us. Families are welcome. The evening will
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GHS Wavaires partner with Jazz Scene to perform at Disney World
GREENVILLE - The Greenville High School Wavaires are proud to announce their partnership with The Greenville High School Jazz Scene to perform at Disney World in Orlando, Florida in December. The multi-day trip will be filled with workshops, performances at the Disney parks including a performance opportunity for the Show Choir in the Candlelight Processionals
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Darke County Republican Men's Club
Members and Friends: The July meeting will be at the Brethren Home Retirement Community on 7-19-14 at 8:00 a.m. in the Chestnut Café'. We have a breakfast buffet for a $6 "donation".  Arriving early allows you to enjoy your breakfast and visit with the other Club Members. Our guest speaker will talk about and explain “Common Core”
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Peace and Friendship Summit
The Darke County Park District in partnership with the Treaty of Greenville Bicentennial Commission is proud to be hosting an event, The Peace and Friendship Summit, to commemorate the anniversary of the signing of the Second Treaty of Greenville in July 1814.  The signing of this treaty ended most hostilities of the War of 1812 and was crucial to ending the war.  This premier event will begin on July 24, 2014 with a grand opening of a new Tecumseh display room at the Nature Center to celebrate the many
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GHS annual Wavaire Camp concert returns, July 25 at 7:00 pm
GREENVILLE - The Greenville High School Wavaires will participate in their annual, week-long camp at Memorial Hall from July 19-25. The Wavaires are under the direction of Mrs. Chelsea Whirledge, and choreographer, Miss Brooke Jendrusik. Both ladies are 2007 graduates of Greenville High School, and 2011 graduates of Ball State University. They are excited for the opportunity to work with The Wavaires for the upcoming school
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Blue Bag Media… Visit The Early Bird tent at The Gathering at Garst
GREENVILLE – The Early Bird and Bluebag Media will have a booth at this year’s The Gathering at Garst. Be sure to stop by for a chance to win burritos from Hot Head Burrito or a meal from The Bistro Off Broadway. In addition to offering the giveaway, local cartoonist Paul Ackley will be present on both days drawing caricatures. Ackley has been expressing his opinion through cartoons for almost 40 years. His editorial cartoons
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Bar-B-Q and CPR!
Summertime and the living is easy – and so is learning Citizens CPR to help keep someone alive!  This Summer, when planning a family bar-b-que , scheduling a meeting or party, start the event with a short lesson that could save a life.   Learn CitizensCPR, the hands-on only CPR, in just 30 minutes and then kick off the party. What a great way to get together a regular group of friends, your organization, your staff, a Sunday school class,  family
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Local youngsters invited to audition for roles in musical production
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 youth. Auditions for MCT's Rapunzel, a silly tale of personal triumph
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Annie Oakley Days Schedule and Weekend Passes Now Available
The 2014 festival is being held July 25, 26, and 27.  A weekend festival pass is only $3.00 at the gate during the festival or $2.00 if you purchase it before the festival. You can now pick up a printed schedule and weekend festival pass at the following locations: Hallmark Readmore, The Coffee Pot and KitchenAid, AAA and Granny's Corner, Mayors office, Greenville
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Free Summer Concert!
Join the Darke County Parks on Saturday, July 19th  at 7:00pm as we invite the band Elixir for a FREE Summer Concert!  Elixir re-invents music of the American 1800’s with unique arrangements, taking popular songs of our ancestors and blending them with the music styles of musicians that followed them. This talented trio plays guitars, mandolin, fiddle and a number of swell percussion instruments, not to mention a duck call. Every performance is full of laughs, sing-a-longs, toe tapping, hand clapping
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Donoritaville second July blood donor schedule
DAYTON, Ohio – Everyone who registers to donate will receive the free “Donoritaville – Relax, lei back, donate… Givin’ is easy!” t-shirt.  Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment at www.DonorTime.com contact CBC Darke County Account Representative Dana Puterbaugh at (937) 997-2199 or dputerbaugh@cbccts.org. The tropical-colored “Donoritaville – Relax, lei back, donate… Givin’ is easy!” t-shirt design features a parrot in straw hat and
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Dome Theater at Library
The Greenville Public Library is thrilled to present Dome Theater on Saturday July 19th. Eight programs will be shown throughout the day from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. There is room in the dome for 4-5 families at a time. Because of this, we will require tickets for all shows. The tickets are free and will be available beginning July 1st. The Dome is a Mobile Digital Theater that features highly innovative, immersive, and educational
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Hanes to speak at the 33rd Annual Annie Oakley Golf Tourney
Ronda Hanes, a local cancer patient, will share her personal story at the golfing dinner banquet this year.  The Annie Oakley Golf Tournament will be held at the Turtle Creek Golf Course on July 21, 2014.  The tourney starts out with lunch for all the golfers at 11:30.  It features a shotgun start with scramble format, chances to win great prizes, and dinner for the
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Cincinnati Observatory at Library
Rocket through space and sail among billions of stars and galaxies! Utilizing some amazing simulation software you will be guided through the mind-boggling scale of the universe. Along the way you’ll stop at the Moon and individual planets. Then you’ll make the jump to light speed and head to interstellar space and see all the galaxies in the universe.  Don’t worry
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Peace and Friendship Summit
The Darke County Park District in partnership with the Treaty of Greenville Bicentennial Commission is proud to be hosting an event, The Peace and Friendship Summit, to commemorate the anniversary of the signing of the Second Treaty of Greenville in July 1814.  The signing of this treaty ended most hostilities of the War of 1812 and was crucial to ending the war.  This premier event will begin on July 24, 2014 with a grand opening
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Daniel Boone, American Hero
Steven Caudill of Winchester, Kentucky grew up and now lives just a few miles northeast of Fort Boonesborough, Kentucky. Steven is an 18th century re-enactor who portrays Daniel Boone so well that watching him can leave one wondering if he isn’t the modern-day embodiment of Boone himself! His sincere passion for his state’s magnificent history and his admiration for Daniel Boone are honest and unmistakable. He may be as close as we
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Hike to Health
Join a Darke County Parks’ Naturalist for an excuse to get out of the house and get some exercise while enjoying our Hike to Health series. Each time we will meet at a different park and hike at a brisk pace to get our blood pumping. Dogs like to get outside too! Feel free to bring your leashed, four-legged friend.  July’s hike will be held at Worth Family Preserve (Springhill Road) on Thursday, July 10th at 6:30pm.  The hike for August will be on
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Choices galore at "Barbecue and Blues"
In addition to lots of music, “Barbecue and Blues,” a festive fundraiser for Darke County Center for the Arts scheduled for Friday, July 11 at Turtle Creek Golf Club, will feature food offering an array of choices to appeal to all ages. According to DCCA Executive Director Andrea Jordan, Turtle Creek will set up on the lawn three food stations featuring barbecue baby back ribs, pulled chicken or pork sandwiches, and Nathan's hot dogs and premium hamburgers. “These
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Fish of Greenville
Our waterways are full of fish, a rich diversity of colors, shapes and sizes. Join the Darke County Parks at Shawnee Prairie Preserve on Saturday, July 12th from 10:00am-3:00pm as we welcome Tom Hissong from Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm to learn the Fish of the Greenville. We’ll first spend time on the dry land as we learn the species we hope to encounter. The rest of this day-long workshop we will be on a “fish safari” in the water as we
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Paint the County Purple… Darke County Relay for Life Week
DARKE COUNTY - In conjunction with the Darke County Relay for Life, the Darke County Commissioners proclaimed the week of July 13-19 as “Paint the County Purple! - Darke County Relay for Life Week” All citizens and businesses of Darke County are urged to join in the fight against cancer by decorating the towns, homes and businesses in purple!  Consider making it a block competition.  Then take a picture of your neighborhood or individual
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Free Summer Concert!
Join the Darke County Parks on Saturday, July 19th  at 7:00pm as we invite the band Elixir for a FREE Summer Concert!  Elixir re-invents music of the American 1800’s with unique arrangements, taking popular songs of our ancestors and blending them with the music styles of musicians that followed them. This talented trio plays guitars, mandolin, fiddle and a
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A Magical Kingdom Comes to Life
Applications are now being accepted for The 2014 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 18, 2014 with the boys starting at 5:30 and the girls starting at 6:30.  This year’s theme is “A Magical Kingdom Comes to Life,” a Disney themed and judged event
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July Blood Drive Reminders: Donoritaville
DAYTON, Ohio – Everyone who registers to donate will receive the free “Donoritaville – Relax, lei back, donate… Givin’ is easy!” t-shirt.  Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment at www.DonorTime.com contact CBC Darke County Account Representative Dana Puterbaugh at (937) 997-2199 or dputerbaugh@cbccts.org. The tropical-colored “Donoritaville – Relax, lei back, donate… Givin’ is easy!” t-shirt design features a parrot in straw hat and lei clutching an ice cream cone.  The
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Log House and Blacksmith Shop Open!
Travel back to the 18th century as you explore both the Log House and the Blacksmith Shop of Shawnee Prairie Preserve (4267 State Route 502 West).  The Log House and Blacksmith Shop will be open to explore on Saturday afternoons from 1pm-4pm during the months of May through September.  The sound of hammers and anvil will be ringing as the smiths prepare new material for the Log House. The Pioneers in the Log House will
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Academic Reading Program at Library
The Greenville Public Library is hosting an Academic Reading Program this summer sponsored by the Friends of the Library.  The program is designed to benefit students who struggle with their reading levels.  It's also supported by the Woodland Heights Parent Teacher Association and members of the community.  Donations are gratefully accepted!  A check may be written to the Friends of the Library and sent to the Greenville Public
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Rushes retire after 30 years of service
Tri-Village Rescue would like to invite you to the retirement party of Jim and Carolyn Rush. After 30 years of dedicated service to our organization Jim and Carolyn have decided to retire. Please join us on July 20th from 4pm to 6pm at our station for hamburgers, hot dogs and food in celebration of their retirement. If in the last 30 Years Jim and Carolyn have touched your lives please stop in and wish them well. If you have any questions please
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Joseph at “Family Fun Day”
Greenville Public Library's “Family Fun Days” are a great way to spend a Wednesday morning!  Each one features top-notch talent that will entertain the whole family.  This coming Wednesday July 9 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 sharp on the front lawn!  In case of rain we'll meet at the First Congregational
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GOP Women to Meet
The Darke County Republican Women's Club (DCRWC) will be holding its regularly scheduled monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. on July 14. Christine Lynn, Executive Director of the Cancer Association of Darke County (CADC) will be the featured speaker. CADC strives to give service, according to need, to cancer patients who reside in Darke County; to provide information and referrals to cancer patients and their families; to provide education in the
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Edison engages young minds with STEM Camp
Edison Community College is offering an entertaining and engaging way for students entering grades 8-10 to spend part of their summer vacation. The College will be offering its popular STEM Camp (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Monday, July 28 through Thursday, July 31 at the Piqua campus. “We’re looking forward to offering this camp to students
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Cancer Association Chicken/Pork BBQ fundraiser
Cancer Association to hold annual Chicken/Pork BBQ fundraiser at Greenville City Park, Shelter 3 on July 12. Pick up between 11 am - 1 pm. Take it easy and let us fix your lunch! Tickets are $7 and you will get either chicken or pork chop (your choice) plus potato chips, apple sauce and dinner roll. Call now to reserve yours!  Orders must be called to office no later than July 7 at 9:00 a.m
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“First Friday Tailgating Party”
June 23, 2004 - MainStreet Greenville’s First Friday is catching on and the church family of First Presbyterian on Fourth Street is planning to share that experience with other Darke Countians!  Free parking and  Ice Cream to go with all the “fixins” will be available outside the church to welcome all those who are enjoying the resurgence of downtown on Friday, July 11 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Just a short hop and a skip east of Broadway on Fourth, the Presbyterians wanted to enter
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Darke County Parks… July Volunteer Opportunities
July is full of opportunities for everyone, please review the list below and let me know what you would like to be involved with. Please contact the office or let me know if you would like to help with any of the following tasks. Early Morning Discovery Hike: Tuesday’s at 8AM. Butterfly Monitoring: Friday’s at 2PM. Saturday, July 5th- Log House Open- 1:00-4:00 - Are you interested in hosting the Log House? We are still in need of several volunteers, please let me know
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Ag. Breakfast Meeting
Ag. Breakfast Meeting, hursday, July 3, 2014, 7:30 am, 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 August 7, 2014. Sam Custer, Extension Educator, Agriculture & Natural Resources
Independence Day closings
Community Action Partnership of Greater Dayton/Darke County will be closed Friday, July 4, in honor of Independence Day. This includes Metropolitan Housing Authority and Community Transportation Services. Regular hours will resume Monday, July 7. Also closed on July 4 will be all state and county offices, Edison Community College and Greenville Transit.
Cancer Association BBQ
The Cancer Association of Darke County is holding a chicken BBQ on July 12. Tickets are available at the CADC office. Download a flyer with details here
OSU Extension financial management seminar
OSU Extension, Darke County will be hosting a Transition, Estate and Retirement Seminar - For all generations involved on the family farm meeting on August 6.  Please see the attached flyer and get registered today.  Space is limited. Topics: Strategies to Improve Family Communications; Treating Farm and Non-Farm, Heirs Equitably; Using trusts to manage Estate
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Mr. Molecule at Family Fun Day
The Greenville Public Library's “Family Fun Days” continue with more great entertainment!  On Wednesday July 2 at 11:00 a.m. “Mr Molecule” will perform on the front lawn.  In case of rain programs are held in the Church Activity Building on Devor. When Mr. Molecule unleashes the power and excitement of science – Bing! Bang! Boom! – he creates an explosion of learning that K-8 kids can’t resist. Students are astonished to see the fantastic
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Donoritaville July Blood Drive Schedule
DAYTON, Ohio – Blood donors can celebrate summer - without taking a vacation from donating - by visiting “Donoritaville.”  The tradition of summer Parrot Head celebrations continues at Community Blood Center (CBC) with the “Donoritaville – Relax, lei back, donate… Givin’ is easy!” t-shirt, free when you register to donate at any of the following blood drives listed below.  Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment at www.DonorTime.com or contact
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Annie Oakley Golf Tournament July 21, 2014
The 33rd annual Annie Oakley Golf Tournament is fast approaching.  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! This year’s tournament is scheduled for July 21st at the Turtle Creek Golf Course and will feature a shotgun start with scramble format, chances to win great prizes and lunch/dinner for the golfer and their spouse.  Most importantly, the proceeds from this fun and
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Cancer Association of Darke County Support Group Canceled for July
The monthly cancer support group decided not to meet in July due to the holiday.  The group will meet again in August to discuss the future of the group.  We need your input on what you would like to see as support from the cancer association.  Plan now to come and share your ideas with the group on August 7 at 7 p.m.  at Wayne Health Care in the Board Room (on the first floor down past the lab.)    Refreshments will be served. If you would like to be a volunteer
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Gather Round Auction Donations
Seeking kind folks to donate pieces to The Gather Round Auction House at The Gathering at Garst which will happen the last weekend in July. Don’t have a place for Great Auntie Mabel’s trunk? Can’t bear to store Uncle Lester’s tandem bicycle for another summer? Donate it! Graciously accepted are the grand, dusty, vintage, or primitive. Furniture, textiles, Darke County memorabilia
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Greenville fireworks date set
Greenville OH - A Community Fireworks Display will take place at dusk on Sunday night, July 6, 2014 at the Darke County Fairgrounds.  Rozzi Fireworks (http://www.rozziproducts.com) from Loveland OH will shoot the display.  That same day, in the infield of the race track, the Carson & Barnes Big Top Circus (http://www.carsonbarnescircus.com) will have two performances
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“Leonardo” at Family Fun Day & A Movie
The Greenville Public Library will host Parents' Choice Award winner “Leonardo” at Family Fun Day on Wednesday June 25th at 11:00 a.m.  Leonardo is a family musician and songwriter who entertains, educates and empowers kids of all ages with lots of audience participation, singing and dancing.  See www.leonardomusic.com.  We'll meet on the Library lawn
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Prints and cigar box guitars on display at Bear’s Mill
During the month of July, “Art at the Mill” will feature the work of Marietta, Ohio printmaker Bobby Rosenstock and cigar box guitars crafted by Mike Knisely of Arcanum. The exhibit at historic Bear's Mill opens on Friday, June 27 with a reception featuring hors d'oeuvres and drinks from 6 p.m. till 9 p.m.; the artists will speak briefly about their creations, methods, and inspiration at 7 p.m. The exhibit will remain on display through Sunday
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Coffee with the Commissioner
Commissioner Mike Stegall will be having his “Coffee with the Commissioner” meeting on Saturday, June 21st between 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.  This time the meeting place is somewhere it has never been held before, in the Old Arcana restaurant located at 109 West George Street in Arcanum.   Not only is this a chance for everyone to see,  and  taste,  this  new  restaurant  addition  to  the County, it will also be your chance to discuss happenings in the County with Commissioner Stegall. Let the Commissioner know what you like and what needs to be changed in County government.  Mark your calendars for June 21st from 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m., come and have a cup of coffee and a delicious breakfast and find out about county government. Hope to see you there!!
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Garst Museum—Opportunities
Now is the time to get involved. It’s the time to do what you want to do, not what you have to do. Time to use and share the talents and skills you have perfected. Time to mentor, teach, learn, and support a quality community asset—the Garst Museum. On Thursday, June 19, 2014, the Garst Museum will hold a Volunteer Fair at the museum from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. Come
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Introduction to Blacksmithing
Hinges, nails, screwdrivers and hammers... can you make these? Blacksmiths of old did every day. This workshop offered by the Darke County Parks will introduce you to blacksmithing in the 18th century and will give you a chance to work with the forge and anvil. This will be very hands-on and for ages 18 and up. The workshop will be held on Saturday, June 28th from 9:00am-12
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Vacation in ‘Donoritaville’ at Darke Blood Drives
Get a chance to win Chevy Cruze - DAYTON, Ohio – Blood donors can celebrate summer - without taking a vacation from donating - by visiting “Donoritaville.”  The tradition of summer Parrot Head celebrations continues at Community Blood Center (CBC) with the “Donoritaville – Relax, lei back, donate… Givin’ is easy!” t-shirt, free when you register to donate at any of the following
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Edison to host fall registration events
Edison Community College will host two fall registration events for new students on June 24 and July 15 and a special re-enrollment event on July 29. All events will be held between the hours of 1–7 p.m. at the Piqua campus and are designed to expedite the application and enrollment processes in time for classes that begin August 25. The new student enrollment events will feature a one-stop registration opportunity and refreshments
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Darke County Parks volunteerism
NEW OPPORTUNITY - Wednesday, June 18th at 8AM - Do you enjoy chainsaw work? If so, meet us at Turkeyfoot Preserve on Bishop Road as we will be removing trees from the wetland area. Please bring your chainsaws and water. If you are able to attend please let me know
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Red Cross invites you
Next Wednesday is our Annual Meeting and to make it more community "friendly" we are holding it at the Greenville City Park, Shelter #1, starting at noon.  Now, don't get me wrong, although this is our official annual meeting with election of officers and community awards, this will be a fun and casual picnic lunch provided by the staff.  For the FIRST TIME EVER, we will be honoring all our one-year and longer volunteers with their service pin.  We have a few 15ers, a 20
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Nature’s Palette workshop scheduled
Spark your creativity!  Learn new art techniques!  Have fun and be inspired! Discover the wonder and beauty of nature's palette! Join us for Trish McKinney's  "Nature's Palette" Acrylic Mixed Media Workshop on July 9, 10 and 11 from 10:00 until 4:00 and experience three days of playful experimentation!  This Greenville Art Guild sponsored workshop will be held at Spring Hall located at 623 Spring Street in Greenville, Ohio 45331.  No art experience is necessary, but registration
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Mosquito Spraying in City of Greenville
The city of Greenville will spray for mosquitos on Wednesday, June 18,2014 at 9:00pm, south of the Greenville creek and on Thursday, June 19,2014 at 9:00pm, north of the Greenville creek. Weather permitting. Any questions, please contact the street department at 937-548-2215.
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DCCA announces "Barbecue and Blues"
Darke County Center for the Arts will host “Barbecue and Blues,” a family-friendly fundraiser featuring music by Cincinnati-based Rhythm Jones, at Turtle Creek Golf Course on Friday, July 11. The music begins at 6:30 p.m. with local musicians Aaron Frohna and David Warner performing their version of rock favorites. Tickets for the event are $10. Turtle Creek will
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Minnetrista Theater
The Greenville Public Library's “Family Fun Days” got off to a great start with over 200 people attending Tom Sparough's amazing juggling performance last Wednesday.  The grand final always involves a bowling ball as seen in the picture!  Lots of audience participation had the place in an uproar of fun. Next Wednesday June 18th the Library again welcomes Minnetrista Theater at 11:00 a.m. on the front lawn.  This year's theme is “Fairy Tales
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Lye Soap
Soap. We use it every day... wouldn’t it be great to make your own? Are you wondering what kind of ingredients are in that bar of soap you are using to clean your body? Join the Darke County Parks on Monday, June 30th at 6:30 pm at Shawnee Prairie Preserve (4267 State Route 502 West) and you will learn to create a full pound of lye soap using local oils and supplies. Due to the process, ages 16 and up only. Space is limited
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Mottram to speak to Republican Women
Molly Mottram has been the Field Director for Americans for Prosperity in the Miami Valley and Dayton region since November of 2013. Prior to working for Americans for Prosperity she graduated in May of 2013 from The Ohio State University as a proud buckeye alum with a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Affairs from the John Glenn School of Public Affairs. During her time at Ohio State she interned for State Representative Christina Hagan and for Ohio Congressman
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Summer Stargazing
It’s a new moon... and that results in dark skies! Perfect for watching the stars through our telescopes! The Darke County Parks will be joined by the Stillwater Stargzers on Saturday, June 28th at Shawnee Prairie Preserve (4267 State Route 502 West) as we look to the heavens for chances at Saturn, constellations and more! Join us at 9:00pm to see the set-up and we’ll watch as long as everyone stays awake. Be sure to dress for the
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Introduction to Blacksmithing
Hinges, nails, screwdrivers and hammers... can you make these? Blacksmiths of old did every day. This workshop offered by the Darke County Parks will introduce you to blacksmithing in the 18th century and will give you a chance to work with the forge and anvil. This will be very hands-on and for ages 18 and up. The workshop will be held on Saturday, June 28th from 9:00
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Bees, Bugs and Worms
Are you interested in learning about natural ways to improve the health and production from your garden?  If so, join us on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 for a home gardener workshop focused on “Bees, Bugs & Worms”.  This workshop will be held at the OSU Extension Learning Center located at 603 Wagner Avenue, Greenville.  The City of Greenville and Darke
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June 19 marks the 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 is hopeful that all 4000 ducks will be launched this year.  The upcoming fundraising event, 2014 Rubber Duck Race, will be held Thursday, June 19th at 7:30 p.m. near the Geib Pavilion in Tawawa Park, Sidney. In addition to the duck race
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Butterfly Monitoring Every Friday
Do you like butterflies? Worried about declining butterfly populations? We need you at Shawnee Prairie! Each and every Friday at 2pm, we’ll hike a pre-set trail and record all butterflies observed. These numbers will then be sent on to the Ohio Lepidopterists for scientific study. No need to be an expert!  A staff member will be present for the hike and field guides will be provided.  Hikes will occur as long as temperatures are above 60 and it is
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CBC rolls out ‘summer cruze-in’ 2014 blood drive
DAYTON, Ohio – Whether it’s idling at the drive-in or rolling out onto the open road, summer is all about cruising.  Community Blood Center (CBC) is saluting the great escape of summer travel, and encouraging blood donations during this busy time of year, with the “Summer Cruze-In 2014 Blood Drive.”  Everyone who registers to donate this summer will get at least one chance to win a 2014 Chevrolet Cruze in the fall
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Athletic Booster Fundraiser
Boosters and Coaching Staff, Please let us know if you have secured your sport's Golf Team for the upcoming fundraiser - we have only 12 teams signed up and the goal is 36 teams! Contact Dave Ernst (ErnstD@greenvillenationalbank.com) if there are any questions. Thank you! Greenville Athletic Boosters… Go WAVE!
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“Family Fun Day” Begins
The Greenville Public Library presents the first of seven summer entertainment events on Wednesday June 11th at 11:00 a.m.  Meet on the lawn under the shade trees and bring a blanket or lawn chair – ready to enjoy Tom Sparough “The Space Painter.” Tom's juggling shows are  breathtakingly fun and always include tons of laughter, audience participation, and skill. Again “Family Fun Day
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Hike to Health
Are you ready to get OUTSIDE?  Join a Darke County Parks’ Naturalist for an excuse to get out of the house and get some exercise while enjoying our Hike to Health series. Each time we will meet at a different park and hike at a brisk pace to get our blood pumping. Dogs like to get outside too! Feel free to bring your leashed, four-legged friend.  June’s hike will be on Thursday, June 12th at 6:30pm at Alice Bish Park (Ohio Street). July’s hike
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Dinners for United Way
Experience a Giving Dinner at KitchenAid® Experience is this Friday, June 6th.  Dinners are served from 5:30-8pm at KitchenAid® in downtown Greenville. $5 per meal.   All proceeds go to United Way.    Purchase a dinner and register to win a new KitchenAid® countertop appliance.  If you would like a dinner, please email me your order.  We are making gourmet club wraps or homemade taco salad with chipotle dressing.  All come with chips, homemade chocolate chip cookie and bottled water.  Bring the whole family for a meal.  RSVPs are encouraged asap or you may walk-in, but dinners are limited.  Email me your orders and we’ll see you this Friday evening for dinner to enjoy First Fridays.
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Visit the Council House
Join the Darke County Park District for the special chance to visit the Anthony Wayne Peace Council House, located at Prairie Ridge Meadow on Wilson Avenue. The Council House will be open for visitors on June 7th, July 5th and August 16th  from 1:00pm-3:00pm.  We’ll discover why Anthony Wayne built the house and what purpose it served in the creation of the Treaty of Greene Ville. While inside the Council House, we’ll discuss
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Lunch on the Lawn
Summer would not be complete without Lunch on the Lawn!  Again this year the Greenville Public Library is partnering with Main Street Greenville to sponsor three lunches in June, July, and August from 11:30 – 1:00 p.m.  The public is invited to stop by the Library grounds to relax and enjoy the beautiful setting and entertainment. If you’d like, bring your own lunch or purchase a delicious meal from the vendor. On Friday June 6th
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Pentecost Sunday in Ithaca
Come one, come all!  St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Ithaca, Ohio is excited about having Steel Expressions play for us during our outdoor worship on June 8th under the tent.  This is a local steel drum band.  They will play some sing-along hymns and provide other special music....one song, which we hear is pretty amazing!, is ironically "Amazing Grace".  You HAVE to come out and hear this band!!  You may even see a familiar face
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Log House and Blacksmith Shop Open!
Travel back to the 18th century as you explore both the Log House and the Blacksmith Shop of Shawnee Prairie Preserve (4267 State Route 502 West).  The Log House and Blacksmith Shop will be open to explore on Saturday afternoons from 1pm-4pm during the months of May through September.  The sound of hammers and anvil will be ringing as the smiths prepare new
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Floating the Greenville
It’s Paddling Season! Join the Darke County Parks on Thursday, June 5th at 6:00pm for an evening float. Grab the water bottles, sunscreen and a hat and let’s get on the water! We’ll put our boats in and paddle the Greenville, enjoying the sights along the way. This will be a relatively slow paced float, but some prior experience is required. Ages 10 and up, please (call with questions). Reserve a canoe for two or solo a kayak. Dress for
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Kickoff Relay for Life meeting scheduled, By Kathy Magoto
The Darke County Relay for Life (American Cancer Society) Committee is gearing up for their June meeting by challenging all teams to bring in the most luminaries. Their meeting will be held Monday, June 9th at the Shawnee Prairie Preserve (4267 State Route 502, Greenville) from 6:30 - 7:30 pm. They would like the public to know that there is always room for volunteers on each team and committee.  If you are interested you only need
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Summer Reading at the Library
The Greenville Public Library's Summer Reading Programs this year will be outstanding.  Our Librarians have a line-up of events the whole family will enjoy.  Again “Family Fun Day” is every Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. starting June 11 and going through to July 30. Meet on the lawn under the shade trees and bring a blanket or lawn chair!  In case of inclement weather the First Congregational
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Meandering for Butterflies
Let’s meander for butterflies! We will grab our nets and walk the trails of Shawnee Prairie Preserve (4267 State Route 502 West) in search of butterflies. The hike will be on Monday, June 2nd at 6:30pm the weather will hopefully bring us a warm and sunny day for butterflies to be fluttering about in search of nectar. On this hike you will learn common butterflies of Darke County
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Darke County Center for the Arts… Missoula Children's Theatre
Monday, July 28 - Saturday, August 2, 2014 - Students entering grades 1-12 are invited to audition for this rare opportunity to spread their wings and explore the wonder of theatre! Auditions: Monday, July 28 from 10 am-Noon at St. Clair Memorial Hall, 215 West 4th Street. Rehearsals: Monday following auditions, until 2:30 pm. Tues - Sat, 10:00 am - 2:30 pm. (varies by role) Performances: Saturday, Aug. 2nd, 3 and 7 pm
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Academic Reading Program at Library
The Greenville Public Library will be offering free reading lessons this summer for children wishing to strengthen their reading skills, or who need help reaching their academic reading levels. The Academic Reading Program is a scholarship offering of the Greenville Friends of the Library.  It is also being supported by the Woodland Heights PTA and members of the community.  It is free to students in all Darke County districts. Group sessions
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Cancer Association of Darke County Support Group to discuss pain management - The monthly cancer support group will meet at Wayne Health Care in the Board Room (on the first floor down past the lab) on Thursday evening, June 5, 2014 at 7 p.m.  Refreshments will be served. The topic this month will be on pain control.  Those planning on attending are invited to share information with the group on interventions which have helped them to deal with different... read more
Darke County Parks 2014 Photo Contest
Calling all amateur photographers! Get outside and capture the beauty of YOUR Darke County Parks! Winning photos submitted to the Park District Photo Contest will be used to create a 2015 calendar and will be sold in the Nature Center’s Gift Shop!  Basic Rules include: Photo must be taken within one of the Park District’s 12 areas, Photo must be from 2010-2014, Digital Entries Only, 3 entries per month, per photographer.  Photos will be accepted December 1, 2013 through
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GOP Women to Meet
The Darke County Republican Women's Club (DCRWC) will be holding its regularly scheduled monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. on June 9. Ohio Supreme Court Justice Sharon Kennedy will be the featured speaker. Justice Kennedy began her career in the justice system as a police officer. She was assigned to a rotating, shift-single officer road patrol unit working to protect and serve the citizens of the City of
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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 fundraising event, 2014 Rubber Duck Race.  This event will be held on Thursday, June 19th.  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 eight annual Duck N’ Run/Walk 5k race, which is a part of the Shelby
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Your Pet can be a star
The Darke County Friends of the Shelter will be making 2015 calendars. Enter your Pet's picture for a chance to become a Star in our 2015 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 must be submitted by July 7, 2013. You can also
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Lunch on the Lawn
Summer would not be complete without Lunch on the Lawn!  Again this year the Greenville Public Library is partnering with Main Street Greenville to sponsor three lunches in June, July, and August from 11:30 – 1:00 p.m.  The public is invited to stop by the Library grounds to relax and enjoy the beautiful setting and entertainment. If you’d like, bring your own lunch or purchase a delicious meal from the vendor. On Friday June 6th
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Log House and Blacksmith Shop Open!
Travel back to the 18th century as you explore both the Log House and the Blacksmith Shop of Shawnee Prairie Preserve (4267 State Route 502 West).  Both the Log House and Blacksmith Shop will be open to explore on Saturday afternoons from 1pm-4pm during the months of May through September.  The sound of hammers and anvil will be ringing as the smiths prepare new material for the Log House. The Pioneers in the Log
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Auction to Offer an Original Annie Oakley Signed Document
In 2013, The Annie Oakley Center Foundation, Greenville, Ohio, was given an original check signed by Annie Oakley Butler. The check was donated to the foundation by Annie Oakley’s great grandniece to use as a fund-raiser for the foundation and The National Annie Oakley Center at the Garst Museum in Greenville, Ohio.  The National Annie Oakley Center at the Garst Museum holds the world’s largest collection of Annie Oakley
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Disney World favorites Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck donate to Annie's Star Spangled Gala - Event to be held June 14 - Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck, Disney World, have donated eight, one day hopper passes to Annie's Star Spangled Gala to be held on June 14 at the Garst Museum. To attend the Gala, call the Garst Museum at 937-548-5250 to make reservations. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. There will be a silent auction, raffles, live auction and refreshments... read more
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Come and Walk with Us!!
Cancer Association of Darke County is walking in conjunction with National Cancer Survivor’s Day! Join us at Chenoweth Trails, 440 Greenville Nashville Road, Greenville, Ohio June 8, 2014 - Sunday evening. Registration starts at 5:30 pm and the event lasts from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Hamburgers, brats, chips and desserts will be served for a donation. LIVE MUSIC! Registration forms are available at the CADC office at 1111 Sweitzer St
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Take your soccer game to a higher level
Do you love the beautiful game of soccer and want to take your game to the next level? Darke County Soccer has combined with Summit Soccer Academy to create teams that will train and compete at a higher level. Darke County Soccer tryouts are June 2-3, 6-7:30. Try outs for DC Summit teams will have tryouts June 8, 3-4:30. Players that try out for DCSA will also have the opportunity to try out for a DC Summit team. Any questions contact Mark Coppess at 937-901-9642 or mkcoppess@msn.com
Ag Breakfast Meeting
Ag. Breakfast Meeting, Thursday, June 5, 2014, 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 July 3, 2014.  Sam Custer, Extension Educator, Agriculture & Natural Resources
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Natural Play Zone OPEN at Shawnee Prairie
The Darke County Park District would like to extend a HUGE thank you to the Ami McClurkin Community Fund and the Kremer Family Farms Fund, both administered by the HOPE Foundation of Darke County.  Through the generosity of these foundations, The Darke County Park District was able to open the Natural Play Zone at Shawnee Prairie Preserve (4267 State Route 502 West).  The
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33rd Annual Annie Oakley Golf Tourney set for July 21, 2014
Preparations for the 33rd Annual Annie Oakley Golf Tournament are underway!  Last year 116 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, John & Diane Swallow, Ray & Bettye Laughlin, Ed & Kay Curry, Larry Ullery and Christine Lynn. Last year’s tournament was very successful and the event
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Darke County June blood drives
DARKE COUNTY, Ohio – June is filled with opportunities to donate blood in Darke County.  Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment at www.DonorTime.com.  Local contact is Dana Puterbaugh, Darke County Account Representative 937-997-2199 or dputerbaugh@givingblood.org    - Ice Cream Social Blood Drive, Donors will enjoy Ice Cream Sandwiches, Ice Cream Bars, or Fudge Bars!
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A Few Seats Still Available for Veterans Trip to DC
Sidney, OH – May 19, 2014 – Jody Prater, chair woman of the Shelby County (OH) Veterans to Washington, DC Committee has announced that a few seats are still available for their tenth trip for Shelby County Veterans next September 19-21 to see their memorials on the Washington, DC mall.  Like the organization’s previous nine trips beginning in 2009, the trip is free for Veterans.  Caregivers and volunteers will be required to pay $250 to cover their expenses
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Friends of the Library used book sale
Don’t miss the Friends of the Library Annual Used Book Sale!  Over 4000 books will be available at PAWS Bingo Hall on Martin Street across from the Dairy Queen, on Friday, May 30, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on Saturday, May 31, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  DVDs, CDs and videos will also be available. Larger books are just $0.50 and paperbacks only $0.25 but the best news is that on
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Bradford Ohio Railroad Festival June 21
The Bradford Ohio Railroad Museum will be holding its 2014 Railroad Festival to celebrate 130 years of railroad heritage June 21, 2014. This one day event will be feature the BF Tower located at 501 E Main Street. The BF Tower was the only surviving structure from the rail operation at Bradford. It was the last manned position from the rail operation. The BF Tower was restored and dedicated in 2008 at the Railroad Festival. The Festival will also highlight the main exhibit hall at 200 N
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National Cancer Survivors Day® To Be Held Sunday, June 8th
Greenville, OH – National Cancer Survivors Day® is Sunday, June 8, 2014. This unique celebration will mark the 27th annual National Cancer Survivors Day. Thousands of people in hundreds of communities across the U.S. and abroad will hold celebrations on this day to honor cancer survivors and to show that there is life after a cancer diagnosis – and it’s something to celebrate. The Cancer Association of Darke County is hosting a Memorial Walk/Cookout; June
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Patriotic gift to donors is Memorial Day Tribute
DAYTON, Ohio – Community Blood Center (CBC) is thanking donors for supporting blood drives during the Memorial Day holiday period with the “Honor. Duty. Donor. Find the Hero in You” American flag t-shirt. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment at www.DonorTime.com. The “Honor. Duty. Donor. – Find the Hero in You” t-shirt arrives in May, the month when the country celebrates Memorial Day to remember all those who died while serving in the armed forces.  The... read more
Versailles Health Care Center is Tackling an Alarming Trend
The Increasing Number of Athlete Knee Injuries - The Rehab Clinic at Versailles Health Care Center is a Certified Clinical Site for Cincinnati SportsMedicine and Orthopaedic Center’s, nationally acclaimed Sportsmetrics™ program.  This 6-week program was designed to help athletes refine neuromuscular control of the lower limbs and is available at Versailles Health Care Center.  This specialty camp starts June 9th and runs until July 18th.   The camp will be from 7-8 am
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2014 Stillwater Educational Canoe Float
Come out and enjoy a day on the scenic Stillwater River on June 6, 2014.  The Darke and Miami Soil and Water Conservation Districts, 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 one of Ohio’s most scenic rivers, the Stillwater.  Over the course of the
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Friends of the Library’s Book Sale
The Friends of the Greenville Public Library are hosting their annual used book sale on Friday May 30th from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m and on Saturday May 31st from 9:00a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  The location is PAWS Bingo at 848 Martin Street across from the Dairy Queen. Prices again are outstanding: Paperbacks 25 cents; Softcovers & Hardbacks 50 cents; DVDs & CDs $1.00, Collectibles, a donation. On Saturday, for $2.00 you can take as much as
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Sponsors Donate To DCCA’s A Taste Of Wine & Jazz XXVII
Darke County Center for the Arts has received sponsorship donations for the upcoming of A Taste of Wine & Jazz XXV from Kent and Melinda Myers, Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, and Cox Insurance Agency.  The ever-popular Deron Bell and the Jazz For You Band will return to lead the party with their unique mixture of jazz and dance party music.   Sponsor donations help cover the cost of the entertainment. Honored to receive the support
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Memorial Day closing
Community Action Partnership of Greater Dayton/Darke County will be closed Monday, May 26, 2014, in honor of Memorial Day. This includes the Metropolitan Housing Authority. Regular hours will resume Tuesday, May 27.
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Prints and pottery on display at Bear's Mill
During the month of June, “Art at the Mill” will feature inviting clay vessels produced by Xenia artist Geno Luketic paired with Kathryn Pitstick's nature prints. The exhibit at historic Bear's Mill opens on Friday, May 30 with a reception featuring hors d'oeuvres and drinks from 6 p.m. till 9 p.m.; the artists will speak briefly about their creations, methods, and inspiration at 7 p.m. “Kathryn uses many
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New Madison Tri-Village Alumni Banquet
The New Madison Tri-Village Alumni Committee wishes to invite all New Madison and Tri-Village graduates for an evening of reminiscing and renewing old friendships at the annual alumni banquet to be held at Tri-Village High School May 17, 2014. This year’s honored classes are:  75 year Class of 1939, 50 year Class of 1964 and the 25 year Class of 1989. Special recognition will be given to the graduating Class of 2014. The meal will be catered by Tri-Village graduates Tanya and Chris Clark
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Find the hero in you blood drive
Patriotic gift to donors is Memorial Day tribute - DAYTON, Ohio – Community Blood Center (CBC) is thanking donors for supporting blood drives during the Memorial Day holiday period with the “Honor. Duty. Donor. Find the Hero in You” American flag t-shirt. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment at www.DonorTime.com. The “Honor. Duty. Donor. – Find the Hero in You
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Freezing, Canning Workshop Set for June 9 and 16, 2014
Diane Barga, OSU Extension, Darke County - 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 two sessions to the workshop: June 9 – Pressure Canning; June 16 – Freezing Fruits and Vegetables. Each
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Student tickets now available for GHS Choir-O-Rama
GREENVILLE, OH – The 2014 Greenville High School Choir-O-Rama “Let's Get Loud!” will be held at St. Clair Memorial Hall on Friday, May 16 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, May 17 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, May 18 at 2:00 p.m. Reduced priced tickets are now available for all students at Greenville High School, as well as Greenville Junior High School. Presale tickets for students are $4, and $5 at the door. All students must show
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20th Taste of the Arts… Piqua presents Parrots of the Caribbean & More
Friday, May 16th from 5-9pm come experience a FREE Celebration of Fun, Food, Art, Entertainment, & Music, in the Upper Miami Valley!  Huge Food Selection of taster-size Mouth-Watering Cuisine, just $1-4; Beer & Wine Tasting; Farmers’ Market & Artisans’ Alley; Storefront Demonstrations; Kids’ Zone; & a Variety of Live Music, including the Fans-Favorite, the PARROTS OF THE CARIBBEAN, the #1 Jimmy Buffett Tribute Act!  So don
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Free eBook Class at Library
The Greenville Public Library is offering a free ebook class for all devices on Tuesday May 20th from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.  Sign-up is at either the Circ or Reference Desk or call 548-3915 and ask for Stephanie.  Participants will need: -  Your device. -  Your Library card (with a PIN set up on your account). -  Email and password (for an Adobe ID). This is a great opportunity
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DCSA to support Roatan
Darke County Soccer Association would like to support “Reach out to Roatan.”  This is a mission trip that is sharing the game of soccer to Roatan, Honduras in June.  This mission group plans on building 24 soccer goals and distributing soccer cleats, shin guards and socks to as many children that they can. DCSA is asking for your old soccer cleats and shin guards that we can donate to this group
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Darke County Harness Horsemens Association Chicken BBQ
Sunday, May 18, 2014, 11:00am – 12:30pm, Darke County Fairgrounds at the south end of race track before the Spring Matinee. Tickets are $7.50. Dinner Includes: 1⁄2 Chicken, Roll, Applesauce, and Chips. Presale tickents only. On Sale Thru May 10th. Spring Matinee
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DCSA soccer tryouts
DCSA soccer tryouts will take place at 6 p.m. June 2 and 3 and the Darke County Fairgrounds. All players looking to play for DCSA Select Soccer teams for the Fall 2014 – Spring 2015 seasons need to tryout.  Players need to attend one of the tryout dates.  Players can come to both dates if they wish.  Tryouts will be 90 minutes each night.   Players should wear game equipment and be ready to play
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