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Project FeederWatch at Shawnee Prairie

December 2, 2014 - April 8, 2015
Tuesdays and Wednesday from 9:30-11:30am

Calling all birders! Project FeederWatch is an annual 'Citizen Science' program organized by Cornell University which studies winter bird populations. No matter your birding level, beginner or expert, your help is needed by the Darke County Park District! Gather inside the Nature Center to count the birds that visit the bird-feeding station at Shawnee Prairie.

Location:
Shawnee Prairie Preserve Nature Center
4267 State Route 502 West
Greenville, OH 45331

Contact:
Naturalist
937.548.0165
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KitchenAid Experience Cooking Classes

February 4, 2015 - January 1, 2016
Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 10:30 am

Step into a fully-equipped kitchen and watch as fun is stirred up with a variety of KitchenAid Countertop Appliances. Teachers will use mixers, attachments, food processors… even cutlery! Learn the full use of these wonderful countertop appliances as well as new culinary techniques, tips and tricks of the trade. Activities and demonstrations make this more than a store… it’s a mixing, blending, slicing culinary adventure! Cooking classes are offered on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 10:30 am except during The Legendary 'Annie Oakley' Sidewalk Sales in July. More Information »

Location:
KitchenAid Experience Retail Center
423 S. Broadway
Greenville, OH 45331

Contact:
Gloria
1-888-886-8318
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DCCA Family Theatre Series presents SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE!

March 1, 2015
2 PM

Saturday morning is back! Familiar characters from the Emmy-Award-winning 1970’s cartoon series help a nervous new teacher win over students by using clever lyrics and music rooted in a generation to teach history, math, grammar, science and politics. Meet us at “Conjunction Junction” and don’t forget to bring your adjectives! Tickets $5.

Location:
St. Clair Memorial Hall
215 West 4th Street
Greenville, OH 45331

Contact:
Andrea Jordan, Executive Director
(937) 547-0908
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Adult Cooking Class at The Old Arcana

March 4, 2015
6:00-8:00PM

Join Chef Jeff and his staff at The Old Arcana for a class on how to make the 5 “Mother Sauces” of Classic Cuisine: Béchamel, Velouté, Espagnole, Hollandaise and Tomate. In the culinary arts, the term “mother sauce” refers to any one of five basic sauces, which are the starting points for making various secondary sauces or “small sauces.” With the knowledge of the Mother Sauces, any sauce you’ll want to make in the future will be easily at your fingertips! Class includes hands-on lesson and recipes to take home. This is a great group outing for friends, family and even work colleagues. The adult classes are for folks better than 18 years of age. Cost of the class is $65. Advance registration is required. Register online, call (937) 692-0068 or stop by the restaurant.

Location:
The Old Arcana
109 W. George St.
Arcanum, OH 45304

Contact:
The Old Arcana
937-692-0068
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The United States Army Field Band Jazz Ambassadors Free Concert

March 4, 2015
7:00 pm

The Jazz Ambassadors—America's Big Band is the official touring big band of the United States Army. This 19-member ensemble, formed in 1969, has received great acclaim both at home and abroad performing America's original art form, jazz. Concerts by the Jazz Ambassadors are designed to entertain all types of audiences. Custom compositions and arrangements highlight the group's creative talent and gifted soloists. Their diverse repertoire includes big band swing, bebop, Latin, contemporary jazz, standards, popular tunes, Dixieland, vocals, and patriotic selections. Stop by the Darke County Welcome Center at 421 S. Broadway, downtown Greenville for tickets to this free concert.

Location:
St. Clair Memorial Hall
215 West 4th Street
Greenville, OH 45331

Contact:
(937) 547-0908

First Fridays in downtown Greenville: Culinary Tour

March 6, 2015
6:00-9:00 pm

When was the last time you ate in downtown Greenville? If it has been awhile, take part in the Culinary Tour on First Friday, March 6. This event allows you to eat and sip your way through the urban-spirited district and explore locations you haven't tried or places you need introduced to again. The tour will consist of 10 small groups guided by energetic tour guides. Each group will visit 10 downtown establishments who will highlight a sample for ticket holders. The 10 businesses featured on the tour include: Romer's Catering, The Bistro Off Broadway, The Don's Pizza, KitchenAid Experience, The A & B Coffee & Cake Co., D'Alessios, Brenda's Beanery, Janet's Broadway Bakery, Danny's Place, and The Coffee Pot. The two and a half hour guided tour will begin promptly at 6:00 pm leaving plenty of time to shop and explore in the historic district at the end of the tour. Starting Monday, February 9 - tickets will be available at Brenda's Beanery for $20 each. There are only 120 tickets available for the exclusive fundraising event for Main Street Greenville. If you purchase tickets, it is very important that you arrive in time for the tour to begin exactly at 6:00 pm. To remain fair to the other ticket holders, we will be unable to wait for those who arrive late. Each ticket will list a starting location, based upon which group you have been placed with. Report to the starting location listed on your ticket to join your tour guide and group. First Friday events are presented by Main Street Greenville, a non-profit organization committed to stimulating and supporting revitalization efforts, historic preservation and economic growth in Historic Downtown Greenville.

Location:
Downtown Greenville
421 S Broadway
Greenville, OH 45331

Contact:
Amber Garrett
937-548-4998
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Higgins and Madewell at The Winery at Versailles

March 7, 2015
5:00-8:00 pm

Enjoy your favorite local band for a night of fantastic music at The Winery at Versailles. The kitchen will offer a special menu for the evening. Cover charge is $5 at the door but reservations are HIGHLY recommended. This event has an age restriction of 21 years of age and older.

Location:
The Winery at Versailles
6572 St Rt 47
Versailles, OH 45331

Contact:
Carlena Sneed
937-526-3232
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Haiti Benefit Auction

March 7, 2015
Doors open at 8:00 am, Auction beings at 9:00 am

For the sixth consecutive year, volunteers are preparing for a local Haiti benefit auction. Businesses and individuals are donating merchandise, and organizers expect more than 300 people in attendance. The merchandise will include tools, furniture, household goods, hand-craned woodwork, Haitian-made crafts and other items. The auction has been an annual event since 2010, shortly after a disastrous earthquake struck Haiti and left thousands dead. Each year, this auction sends 100% of its proceeds directly to Haiti, taking out no operating or administrative fees. The costs of hosting the auction are covered by volunteered donations. The community has contributed more than $310,000 in the last five years. Organizers are currently looking for businesses who are interested in donating merchandise or services. “We are careful to send our proceeds to conscientious organizations that work through native churches so their work has a strong, long-term, benefit for the Haitian people rather than making them more dependent on foreign aid,” says Brad Hoblit, a member of the auction board. The auction proceeds support work like elementary education, building and equipping churches, personal evangelism, disaster relief and medical care. Food will be available for free will donation all day, including gourmet breakfast, homemade danish, pies, ice cream and many hand-made lunch options. A banquet will be held Friday evening, March 6 at the same location. Dinner will be served from 5-7:30 p.m., and the merchandise will be available to preview. At 7:30 p.m., they will host the second annual children’s auction, which gives anyone under the age of 12 an opportunity to contribute to the mission.

Location:
Youth Building, Darke County Fairgrounds
800 Sweitzer St
Greenville, OH 45331

Contact:
(937) 524-2809
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Friends of the Parks' Waffle Breakfast

March 7, 2015
8:00 am - Noon

Enjoy a hearty breakfast of waffles, sausage, juice, coffee and local, pure Maple Syrup with The Friends of the Darke County Parks. Donations of $5 per breakfast go toward the Friends' mission. After breakfast, take a maple syrup tour, grab some fantastic homemade maple-themed baked goods, enter the 50/50 raffle and visit the Log House and Blacksmith Shop. Tickets are available at the door on the day of the breakfast, or at the Darke County Welcome Center in downtown Greenville.

Location:
Shawnee Prairie Preserve
4267 St. Rte. 502
Greenville, OH 45331

Contact:
Naturalist
937-548-0165
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Maple Sugarin' at the Prairie

March 7, 2015
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Enjoy guided tours through history and science to learn the process of turning sap into syrup. Visit the Sugar Shack to warm up in the steam-filled evaporator room, and learn about the countless hours of boiling to reduce sap down to syrup. Visit with the 200-year-old pioneers and discuss 18th century life at the Log House and Blacksmith Shop. Wrap up your visit at the Nature Center where the gift shop will be full of maple goodies for your sweet tooth.

Location:
Shawnee Prairie Preserve
4267 St. Rte. 502
Greenville, OH 45331

Contact:
Naturalist
937-548-0165
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Seed Swap at Greenville Public Library

March 12, 2015
6:00 - 8:00 pm

Join fellow seed savers for an evening of seed swapping and conversation at the Greenville Public Library. Feel free to bring seeds that you are willing to share and swap to expand your personal seed collection.

Location:
Greenville Public Library
520 Sycamore Street
Greenville, OH 45331

Contact:
Rachel Brock
937-548-3915
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Timberdoodles Above with The Darke County Parks

March 12, 2015
7:30 pm

“Peent... Peent!” The American Woodcock is so expertly camouflaged that it quite nearly vanishes when it rests on the woodland floor. Not so during the breeding season. In the early spring, the males put on elaborate flights, dances and unique calls. We’ll scour the “dancing grounds” near Shawnee Prairie to attempt to catch a glimpse at this annual spring ritual.

Location:
Shawnee Prairie Preserve
4267 State Route 502 West
Greenville, OH 45331

Contact:
Naturalist
937.548.0165
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IRISH WAVE featuring LONE RAVEN

March 13, 2015
6:30 PM

No matter where our roots lie, we’re all a little Irish in March! Wing your way to the Emerald Isle for an evening of lively Irish music, food, and a variety of delicious Ohio craft beers for the tasting. Rapidly becoming one of the top bands in the Midwest, Lone Raven performs an eclectic blend of traditional music from the Celtic lands and various areas of the world, as well as their own original compositions. Tickets $35.

Location:
Montage Cafe
527 South Broadway
Greenville, OH 45331

Contact:
Andrea Jordan, Executive Director
(937) 547-0908
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DCCA Artists Series presents SCRAP ARTS MUSIC

March 14, 2015
8 PM

Evolving from a base of other people’s trash coalescing with their soaring creativity, Scrap Arts Music delivers intricate rhythms, raw energy, athletic choreography and the most inventive and musical reuse of materials on stage today. With instruments fashioned from industrial scrap, and materials ranging from accordion parts to artillery shells, their original performances are as visually striking as they are sonically riveting. Tickets $25/Students $12.50.

Location:
St. Clair Memorial Hall
215 West 4th Street
Greenville, OH 45331

Contact:
Andrea Jordan, Executive Director
(937) 547-0908
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St. Patty's Party at The Winery at Versailles

March 14, 2015
5:00-8:00 pm

Enjoy a Patty's Day Party with Joseph Helfrich at The Winery at Versailles. Joseph ia back again this year with fun music and hysterical comedy. Enjoy this night of St Patty's celebration complete with an Irish menu, along with the regular menu. There is no cover charge, but reservations ARE highly recommended. This event is for adults 21 and older.

Location:
The Winery at Versailles
6572 St Rt 47
Versailles , OH 45331

Contact:
Carlena Sneed
937-526-3232
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The Library Strikes Back: A Star Wars Event

March 14, 2015
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

In a galaxy far, far away... The force guides you to the Greenville Public Library, where a Star Wars event is anticipated. The showing of the original Star Wars Trilogy will begin, on their 80 inch screen, at 9 am on March 14th, 2015. Come prepared to battle the dark side, or join it, dressed as your favorite character. Enjoy a galactic celebration complete with refreshments and games before your journey ends at 4 pm.

Location:
Greenville Public Library
520 Sycamore Street
Greenville, OH 45331

Contact:
Deb Cameron
937-548-3915
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The Dueling Pianos at Romer's Catering in Greenville

March 14, 2015
6:00 pm

The Dueling Pianos concept can be summed up in a single word: FUN. Combine two sharp-witted, incredibly talented musicians with two grand pianos on a stage, and add in a roomful of people: The result is an evening of fast, funny, unforgettable entertainment. The musical repertoire ranges from classic rock to country, hard rock to R&B, and show tunes to Top 40. Best of all, the audience is the star of the show—shouting out requests, singing along to favorites, bantering with performers, and having the time of their lives. Every member of Dueling Pianos International’s roster of outstanding performers is a master of fun, fast-paced musical and comedy entertainment. Our performers have been delighting audiences of all ages for nearly twenty years—and have kept them coming back for more. If you haven’t experienced a dueling pianos event yet, you want to. And if you have, you’ll want to again. Two Pianos. Two Players. One Great Time. Dinner buffet: 6:00pm-7:30 pm The Dueling Pianos: 8:00pm $12 Optional dinner buffet (reservations are required in advance) $10 General Admission seats $15 Reserved seats

Location:
Romer's Catering
118 E. Main St.
Greenville, OH 45331

Contact:
Jason Romer
937-548-2202
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Garst Museum Learning Series: The First African American US Senator

March 15, 2015
2:00 pm

Join the Darke County Historical Society and Garst Museum Aaron Keirns, author of America’s Forgotten Airship Disaster: The Crash of the USS Shenandoah. Mr. Keirns will discuss Greenville resident and commander of the Shenandoah, Zachary Lansdowne. Event features a special book signing. Support for the Garst Lecture series comes, in part, from the Stephens Foundation.

Location:
Garst Museum
205 N. Broadway
Greenville, OH 453331

Contact:
(937) 548-5250
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Herbal Reflections Workshop presented by Olde Thyme Gardeners

March 15, 2015
2 - 4 pm

Olde Thyme Gardeners annual Spring Workshop at the Darke County Parks Shawnee Nature Center. Gardening Tips and Tricks and how to use those herbs once you've grown them. $15 before March 10 or $20 at the door. Registration forms available at the local libraries in Darke, Randolph and Preble Counties or at oldethymegardener@gmail.com Their mailing address is: Olde Thyme Gardeners P.O. Box 74 Greenville, Ohio 45331

Location:
Darke County Parks Shawnee Nature Preserve
4267 State Route 502
Greenville, OH 45331

Contact:
Olde Thyme Gardeners
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DCCA Movie Matinee---CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG

March 22, 2015
2 PM

Home is a wonderful place, but when it comes to movies there's something special about gathering in a theater and sharing the experience with family and friends. With that in mind, we're bringing you a classic gem that you won't find just anywhere. Take flight in a marvelous, magical automobile to find plenty of adventure, a charming love story, a rotten baron, and a crazy inventor with gadgets galore! Based on a children's book written by James Bond creator Ian Fleming, this musical fantasy received an Academy Award nomination for best original song.

Location:
St. Clair Memorial Hall
215 West 4th Street
Greenville, OH 45331

Contact:
Andrea Jordan, Executive Director
(937) 547-0908
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Kid's Cooking Class at The Old Arcana

March 24, 2015
5:00 – 7:00PM

Join Chef Jeff and his staff at The Old Arcana and learn to make an all-natural versions of two kids’ favorites… meatballs in tomato sauce and pop tarts! Kids will hand-roll meatballs and oven roast them while the home-made tomato sauce simmers away. For dessert, the kids will make home-made pop tarts with fresh strawberry filling. Both are much healthier than the store-bought kind and they can even be made at home and frozen for quick after-school snacks. Class includes hands on lesson; recipes to take home and a dinner of what the kids' make. Class is for kids age 10-18. Cost is $35. Advance registration is required. Register online, call (937) 692-0068 or stop by the restaurant.

Location:
The Old Arcana
109 W. George St.
Arcanum, OH 45304

Contact:
The Old Arcana
937-692-0068
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Adult Cooking Class at The Old Arcana

March 25, 2015
6:00-9:00PM

Join Chef Jeff and his staff at The Old Arcana for a very special Irish themed cooking class. Watch Chef Jeff demonstrate his method of house-curing Corned Beef, then off to the kitchen where you’ll use the pre-prepared corned beef to make dinner as a group. Enjoy appetizers as you work, then after class sit down together and enjoy the meal. Some elements of this class menu will be pre-prepared to ensure a timely completion of dinner. Class includes hands-on lesson and recipes to take home. A great group outing for groups of friends or work colleagues. Appetizer: Sampling of Irish Cheeses, House Mustard and Rye Entrée: Guinness Braised Corned Beef with Sweet Cabbage & Apples and Smashed Garlicky Potatoes Dessert: Bread Pudding with Jameson’s Irish Whiskey Sauce. The adult classes are for folks better than 18 years of age. Cost of the class is $65. Advance registration is required. Register online, call (937) 692-0068 or stop by the restaurant.

Location:
The Old Arcana
109 W. George St.
Arcanum, OH 45304

Contact:
The Old Arcana
937-692-0068
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Darke County Sheriff's Auxiliary - Sport & Home Show

March 27, 2015 - March 29, 2015
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Enjoy vendors from roofing specialist to home improvement to barns to candles to rescue dogs to food. Higgins & Madewell will be live in concert. Donations accepted at the door. All proceeds benefit the Sheriff's Patrol Fund. Hours for the show are: Friday from 6 - 10 pm; Saturday from 10 am-9 pm and Sunday from 11 am-5 pm.

Location:
Darke County Fairgrounds
800 Sweitzer St.
Greenville, OH 45331

Contact:
Scott Riffle
(937) 423-2315

Egg Dyeing; Naturally

March 28, 2015
2:00 pm

White, brown, blue and orange are a few of the colors we could achieve while dyeing eggs. Today, Mara Cox will share her Latvian heritage of dyeing eggs naturally. All the registered participants will get the chance to combine onion skins, flowers, leaves and water to create a one-of-a-kind Easter egg. During the cooking process we will get the opportunity to meet some of the Nature Center’s Ambassadors which also lay eggs. Register today for this annual favorite program and to reserve your egg!

Location:
Shawnee Prairie Preserve Nature Center
4267 State Route 502 West
Greenville, OH 45331

Contact:
Naturalist
937.548.0165
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2nd Annual Heart and Soul 5K at Eldora Speedway

March 28, 2015
Reg open at 7:30 am; race at 9:00 am

The 2nd Annual Heart and Sole 5K will feature cash prizes to the top three males and female finishers, custom medals for the top three male and female finishers in each age division, Tech Shirt, post-race refreshments, and LOTS of CHOCOLATE! Proceeds from this event will benefit the State of the Heart Care Center located at Wayne Healthcare. Cost is $20 through March 13.

Location:
Eldora Speedway
13929 St. Rt. 118
New Weston, OH 45348

Contact:
Ryan Gathard
(937) 548-2999
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Shelley Shepard Gray at Greenville Public Library

March 28, 2015
12:00 - 2:00 pm

Join in welcoming Shelley Shepard Gray to Greenville. You won't want to miss this opportunity to meet the nationally acclaimed, inspirational author. She will be at Greenville Public Library for a speaking event and book signing. This is a free event with light refreshments provided.

Location:
Greenville Public Library
520 Sycamore Street
Greenville, OH 45331

Contact:
Deb Cameron
937-548-3915
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