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KitchenAid Experience Cooking Classes

January 1, 2014 - January 1, 2015
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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Early Morning Discovery Hikes

March 4, 2014 - October 28, 2014
Every Tuesday at 8:00 am

Join a Naturalist from the Darke County Parks to explore local trails and discover the sights and sounds. Hikes focus on bird watching, wildflower, tree and fungi ID, and take place rain or shine. Bring binoculars or borrow a pair from them.

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

Contact:
Naturalist
(937) 548-0165
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Visit Log House and Blacksmith Shop

May 3, 2014 - September 27, 2014
Every Saturday from 1:00 - 4:00 pm

Each Saturday from May through September, travel back to the 18th century to explore both the Log House and the Blacksmith Shop at Shawnee Prairie Preserve. 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 be working on their daily chores just like in the 1700’s.

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

Contact:
Naturalist
937.548.0165
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Downtown Greenville Farmers' Market

June 7, 2014 - October 11, 2014
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

The downtown Greenville Farmers’ Market has been a Darke County summer staple since 1998. This year promises to be another great year for fresh produce (as it is ready for harvest), baked goods and handmade crafts from local vendors. Vendors will offer various goods ranging from embroidered crafts, vintage bears/dolls and handmade jewelry to produce, baked goods, herbs and fresh flowers. Event attendees can expect to see a varied lineup of vendors and goods each week. Vendor applications are accepted throughout the season. For application inquiries or further information about the Farmers’ Market, please call Main Street Greenville Executive Director, Amber Garrett at 937-548-4998.

Location:
4th & Broadway
4th & Broadway
Greenville, OH 45331

Contact:
Amber Garrett
(937) 548-4998
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Watercolors and Wood Sculptures on Display at Bear's Mill

August 29, 2014 - September 21, 2014
Reception: 6:00 to 9:00 pm. Exhibit: During Mill Store & Gallery hours, daily 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Wood sculptures by Tom Bartel will be displayed alongside the watercolors of Peter Frederick at Historic Bear's Mill during the month of September. The monthly "Art at the Mill" series features the work of an artist who creates three-dimensional pieces alongside complementary two-dimensional fine art. The Bartel/Frederick exhibit opens on Friday, August 29 with a reception featuring hors d'oeuvres and drinks from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The artists will speak briefly about their work, methods and inspiration at 7:00 p.m. This exhibit continues through Sunday, September 21.

Location:
Bear's Mill
6450 Arcanum-Bear's Mill Road
Greenville, OH 45331

Contact:
Merri Niekamp
937-548-5112
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44th Annual World 100 at Eldora Speedway

September 4, 2014 - September 6, 2014
Varies

This year marks the 44th running of The World 100, the first 'big' race among the grassroots speedways. Thursday will kickoff the weekend with a complete event: multi-car Time Trials, Heat Race, B-Features and Twin 25′s (each starting 24 cars). Friday night will feature another complete event: multi-car Time Trials, Heat Race, B-Features and Twin 25′s (each starting 24 cars). Saturday remains 'Classic Eldora' with the traditional electric atmosphere building up to the 7 p.m. start time and six inverted Heat Races taking the green on a fresh race track and advancing just three drivers to the Feature race. The drivers get one more shot in the Last Chance Features and then, the moment we have all been waiting for, the legendary 100-lap Championship Events. $47,000-to-win World 100. All Major Event tickets and campsites remain priced at 2013 levels.

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

Contact:
(937) 338-3815
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Flint Knapping

September 4, 2014
6:30 pm

Join the Darke County Parks on Thursday, September 4 at 6:30 pm 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 be described and shown. Depending on the size of the audience, you might get the opportunity to knock off a few chips and create a remarkably sharp tool. This FREE program will occur at Shawnee Prairie Preserve and pre-registration is required.

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

Contact:
Naturalist
(937) 548-0165
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First Friday in downtown Greenville: Theatre on Third

September 5, 2014
Dusk

Head to downtown Greenville on Friday, September 5 for Main Street Greenville’s event, Theatre on Third. The movie voted to be shown is The Lego Movie. This outdoor movie experience, located in the parking lot behind Bach to Rock will be projected onto the elementsLife building (120 W. Third St.). The movie will begin around dusk (between 9-9:30 pm). Theater on Third is free and open to all, sponsored by Greenville National Bank. Please bring your lawn chairs, blankets, friends and family to enjoy the movie! Downtown businesses are getting involved in the fun as well, offering promotions or activities in their spaces! Head downtown and check it out!

Location:
Downtown Greenville
East Third Street
Greenville, OH 45331

Contact:
Amber Garrett
937-548-4998
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32nd Annual Rolling 50's Classics Cruise-In

September 6, 2014
2:00 - 9:00 pm

Enjoy neat seats, cool treats and rockin' beats during this annual car show in downtown Greenville.

Location:
Downtown Greenville
South Broadway
Greenville, OH 45331

Contact:
Dave Niley
(937) 548-4517
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Raptor Ambassador Open House with Darke County Parks

September 6, 2014
1:00 - 3:00 pm

Join the Darke County Parks as they open the raptor mew (enclosure for raptors) to the public on Saturday, September 6 from 1:00-3:00 pm 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 quiet while within the raptors’ area for the consideration of the birds. For more information call the Nature Center at 937.548.0165 or visit our website at www.darkecountyparks.org. Also occurring on this day, the Log House and Blacksmith Shop will be open from 1:00-4:00 pm.

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

Contact:
Naturalist
937.548.0165
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Sugar Grove at The Old Arcana

September 6, 2014
11 am - 2 pm

Miami County’s very own Sugar Grove will step onto The Old Arcana stage for a second time Saturday, September 6 from 11 am until 2 pm. Sugar Grove features Daryl Duncan (vocals & guitar), Craig Shaffer (banjo & vocals), Ethan Smith (mandolin & vocals), and Al Turnbull (upright bass & vocals). Make your reservations now for a delicious brunch and toe-tapping music.

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

Contact:
Leslie
(937) 692-0068
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Brumbaugh Fruit and Fun Farm

September 6, 2014 - November 2, 2014
Sat 11 - 7; Sun 12 - 7

Always good things to eat and fun things to do. Bring the family down to enjoy hayrides, corn maze, pumpkin patch, monster mountain and other fun activities.

Location:
Brumbaugh Fruit & Fun Farm
6420 Hollansburg-Arcanum Rd.
Arcanum, OH 45304

Contact:
Shane Bietry
(937) 692-8084
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Tour de Donut

September 6, 2014
mass start at 8:30 am

The Tour de Donut is a unique bicycle event, where your ability to eat donuts is just as important as your ability to ride your bicycle fast. The event is a mass start timed bicycle "race" where riders visit two "donut stops" during the 30 mile course or one stop for the 15 mile mini and eat donuts. For each donut the rider eats during the ride (and keeps down) they have 5 minutes deducted from their ride time. Join in the first Double D(onut) Challenge, 64 miles and 4 donut stops... new in 2014. More Information »

Location:
Arcanum Field House
310 N. Main St.
Arcanum, OH 45304

Contact:
Roger Bowersock
(937) 417-5772
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Prairie Meander

September 8, 2014
6:30 pm

Take a relaxing hike through our "back 40" prairie at Shawnee Prairie Preserve. See what flowers are in bloom, what birds are active and what butterflies are feeding. Bring your camera and/or binoculars as there is always something exciting to experience.

Location:
Shawnee Prairie Preserve
4267 St. Rt. 503 W.
Greenville, OH 45331

Contact:
Naturalist
(937) 548-0165
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Denny Cottle at The Old Arcana

September 13, 2014
11 am - 2 pm

Welcome Denny Cottle to The Old Arcana stage Saturday, September 13 from 11AM until 2PM. Denver Cottle blends a certain school boy charm with swift cutting lyrics with his original music and refreshing spin on old favorites. From Johnny Cash to Tom Petty he has a blend of music for everyone. Make reservations today for a delicious brunch and toe-tapping music.

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

Contact:
Lesie
(937) 692-0068
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Sunshine 5K Run/Walk

September 13, 2014
8:30 am

This 5K run benefits the following non-profit organizations: * Bunco for Breast Cancer * GHS Vocal Music * Greenville Girls Softball * St. Mary's School * State of the Heart HospiceGreenville City Park 8:30 am (kids 800-meter fun run at 8:20) Registration opens at 7:00 am at shelter house #3 * Cash prizes for top 3 male/female * Run through scenic Greenville Park * Electronic chip timing * Free post-race drinks and homemade cookies! * Free babysitting Hosted by the Darke County Foundation (formerly named HOPE Foundation) Proceeds support grants to Darke County charities and scholarships to Darke County students ENTRY FEE: $15 by Aug. 30 (includes tech t-shirt); $20 after Aug. 30 (limited t-shirts available) $8 Kids Fun Run by Aug. 30 (includes cotton t-shirt) $3 Kids Fun Run (no t-shirt) REGISTRATION: Register online at www.darkecountyfoundation.org or mail flyer to: Darke County Foundation, P.O. Box 438, Greenville, OH 45331 Makes checks payable to Darke County Foundation.

Location:
Greenville City Park, Shelter #3
Park Dr
Greenville, OH 45331

Contact:
Christie Prakel
937-548-4673
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Four Crown Nationals Weekend at Eldora Speedway

September 19, 2014 - September 20, 2014
TBA

On Tap For Friday, September 19: World of Outlaws Sprint Cars and UMP DIRTcar Modifieds. Tickets are $25 for adults on Friday night and $6 for children. On Tap For Saturday, September 20: USAC National Midgets, Sprints and Silver Crown. Tickets are $30 for adults on Saturday night, and $10 for children.

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

Contact:
(937) 338-3815
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Runway & Rhythm

September 19, 2014
7:00 - 10:00 pm

Runway & Rhythm 'Uniting for Charity' event will take place on Friday, September 19 from 7-10 pm at Montage Cafe in downtown Greenville. Enjoy a fun evening with music by the Green De Villes and a fashion show by YOUNIQUES, along with delicious hors d'oeurves, beer and wine selections from Montage Café. Tickets are $25 and proceeds will assist the Darke County United Way Partner agency food pantries as well as utility assistance for Darke County residents in their time of need.

Location:
Montage Cafe
527 S. Broadway
Greenville, OH 45331

Contact:
Lauren Henry
(937) 547-1272
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Michael Locke at The Old Arcana

September 20, 2014
11 am - 2 pm

We’re thrilled to welcome Michael Locke to the Arcana stage Saturday, September 20 for some down home blues to soothe your soul. Michael has played his blistering yet soulful guitar from coast to coast. He has performed with or opened for the likes of BB King, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, W.C. Clark, CoCo Montoya, Sonny Rhodes, Walter Trout, Ben E. King, Del Shannon, Little Anthony, Jimmy Johnson, Otis Rush and Chuck Berry. Make reservations now for a delicious brunch and down home blues.

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

Contact:
Leslie
(937) 692-0068
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Illumination! Christian Music Festival

September 20, 2014 - September 21, 2014
9:00 am - 11:00 pm

This "Light in the Darke" Christian Music Festival will feature nationally-recognized Christian artists, Tenth Avenue North, Britt Nicole, Plumb, Rhett Walker Band, Jonathan Thulin, and Splat Experience at the 2014 event! Other activities will include airsoft, volleyball, cornhole, kids games, bounce houses, 5K in the darke, youth events, camping, food and more. Check back for details. More Information »

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

Contact:
Connie McCabe
(937) 547-0497
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Wine on the Rails

September 20, 2014
7 to 9 pm

Bradford Ohio Railroad Museum will host an art auction and wine tasting event.

Location:
Bradford Ohio Railroad Museum
200 North Miami Ave.
Bradford, OH 45308

Contact:
Marilyn Kosier
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Fall Kickball Tournament

September 20, 2014
4:00 pm

Kids (9 years of age and up) as well as adults are invited to the first ever Sater Fall Kickball Tournament on September 20. You can sign up an entire team (8-12 players) or sign up as individuals to be grouped with others to complete a team. Each team is guaranteed 2 games. Games will be 6 innings long. Trophies and medals handed out for top teams. Concession stand will be open all night long. 100% of proceeds will go directly back into our ballpark. Cost is $100 per team (8-12 players) or $10 per person

Location:
Sater Ball Park
Sater St.
Greenville, OH 45331

Contact:
Keith Heidrich
(937) 760-2008

All Trains Flea Market

September 21, 2014
10 am - 3 pm

Buy, sell and trade model trains in all scales, railroad antiques, books and collectibles. Admission is $4 for 13 and older; under 12 admitted free with an adult. Tables are available for $10 per 8 ft. table.

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

Contact:
Larry Zeller
(937) 773-7186
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St. Peter's Homecoming

September 21, 2014
12:30 pm - ?

The historic St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran, located on St. Peter’s Road south of Versailles off of State Route 185 south, will host its annual Homecoming on Sept. 21. This year’s celebration will commemorate the 109th anniversary of the church’s closing. The day will begin with a Hog Roast dinner (pulled pork sandwich on a bakery fresh bun with au gratin potatoes, baked beans and delicious homemade apple crisp), prepared by Trinity of Versailles and served on the church lawn at 12:30 p.m. The cost is $10 with advanced reservations to J. R. Kelch, 105 Greenhaven Drive, Greenville, Ohio 45331 before Sept. 15. Special music will be provided by the Lance Family Singers at 1:45 p.m. A historic Hymn Sing and brief worship service will begin at 2 p.m. with Pastor Bob Akins of Trinity as the clergy for the day. The original pump organ, which is over 125 years old, will be used for the service. Come and enjoy an autumn afternoon in the country where our ancestors walked and prayed. The St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church was founded in 1850 by a group of Prussian immigrants who settled around Webster, Ohio beginning in the early 1830’s. Because of this large German influx, the area became known as “Dutch Roost.” These rich forests became fertile fields and successful farms for the enterprising Germans who were eager to make this part of America their home. Most were staunch Lutheran in their religious upbringing and attended Friedens at Bloomer, some five miles away. While by today’s standards is not far, when the entire family walks to worship in all seasons the trip becomes much more daunting. By 1850 the families around Webster began to plan for their own church. The log church was built on land donated by Fredrick Seibt and was centered in the settlement. The simple church later covered in clapboard, remains as they left it in 1905 when the preference for English over their native German was preferred for worship. St. Peter’s is believed to be the last log church in Wayne Township and possibly in Darke County. Today, St. Peter’s is on the National Register of historic buildings. While the descendants of those early German families are scattered all over the United States, a service is held once a year. This is a chance for reunions or perhaps more importantly a chance to step back and give thanks for those who walked these roads before us. Please join them as they celebrate their legacy, their story, in their home.

Location:
St. Peter's Church
St. Peter's Rd
Versailles, OH 45380

Contact:
Jim Kelch
(937) 526-4271
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All Trains Model Railroad Show

September 21, 2014
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Discover railroad antiques, collectibles and model trains in all scales. Be sure to check out the numerous trains for sale. Admission is $4 per person. Under 12, admitted free with paying adult.

Location:
Darke County Fairgrounds
St. Rt. 49
Greenville, OH

Contact:
Larry Zeller
(937) 773-7186

Country Lane Treasures Fall Fling

September 27, 2014 - September 28, 2014
10 am to 5 pm

If you are looking for a fun-filled weekend, then this is the place for you! Enjoy Bluegrass Music, food vendors and vendors focusing on locally, hand-made items and rusty 'junque!'

Location:
Country Lane Treasures
4790 Grubbs-Rex Road
Arcanum, OH 45304

Contact:
Gala Stites
937-475-5971
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Darke County United Way Tractor Cruise

September 27, 2014
10:00 am

The Tractor Cruise will parade through Greenville beginning at the Fairgrounds at 10:00 am, and travel from Martz Street down Fair Street to Washington, from Washington onto Broadway, around the traffic circle, onto Main Street, and traveling back to the fairgrounds via Chestnut St/Fort Jefferson Ave. In past years, forty tractors participated in the event. Please call the United Way office at (937) 547-1272 if you would like to register your tractor for the event. Registration is $15 and all proceeds support the Darke County United Way’s local programs to strengthen education, health and stability. We encourage all drivers to collect pledges for the United Way. There will be prizes for the largest amount of pledges collected. Pledges can be turned in to the United Way office on Friday, September 26 or the morning of the cruise. If you are participating in the cruise, please meet at the Darke County Fairgrounds at 8:00 am on Sept. 27 for registration.

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

Contact:
Darke County United Way
(937) 547-1272

Prairie Days

September 27, 2014 - September 28, 2014
10-5 Saturday; 12-5 Sunday

You're invited to Prairie Days! Enjoy a weekend celebrating prairies and the pioneer way of life! See apple butter being made over the fire, play children’s pioneer games, take a horse and wagon ride, compete in foot races and seed-spitting contests, view local artists’ works, listen to and enjoy live music and entertainment. This year we will have performances by The Darke County Civic Theatre on Saturday at 11 am and 3 pm and Sunday at 3 pm. Enjoy music from the Thien Snipps, Robert DeMange, Silver Grass and more! Between performances, sit-a-spell with the pioneer volunteers in the 200 year old Log House as they demonstrate many skills such as spinning, leather work and making butter. Try your hand at candle-dipping, tinsmithing or take a wagon ride around the prairie. Take a stroll through the 18th century encampment and watch a tomahawk and knife throwing competition. Visit the Blacksmith Shop to see the master blacksmith working around the forge. And what is a festival without food? Take a load off as you enjoy fresh produce from Downing’s Fruit Farm or visit one of the many non-profit vendors. Participate in a pie-baking contest, try your luck at the annual basket raffle, and so much more. New this year, vendors from the regional Gourd Society will have their artwork on display. Admission and parking are FREE! Transportation from the main parking areas will once again be provided by Greenville Transit System (GTS). Parking areas will be well marked with plenty of signage. Handicap parking will be held in the paved lot at the Nature Center (please be sure to have your Handicap Placard visible).

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

Contact:
Naturalist
(937) 548-0165
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Greenville Art Guild's 39th Annual Art Show and Sale

September 27, 2014 - October 1, 2014
Vary, see description

The Greenville Art Guild invites all area amateur, professional or student artists (age 14-22) to its 39th annual art show, September 27 through October 1. Invitees are welcome to exhibit their original artwork in the following categories: drawing media, (graphite, charcoal, colored pencil, pen and ink), oil, acrylics (executed in the manner of oils), pastel, water media (transparent watercolor and aquatic medium), mixed media, photography, miniatures (4"x6" or smaller not including frame) and three dimensional (pottery, sculpture, jewelry, textiles, stained glass and art in the round or relief format). Entries must be postmarked by Friday, September 12 and each artist is limited to three entries. Art may be delivered to the nature center on September 24, 2-6 p.m. The Guild is excited to announce that Trish McKinney, an accomplished artist from New Carlisle, will be the 2014 judge. She currently has her studio at the Hotel Gallery in Tipp City. The awards presentation and reception will be September 26 at 7 p.m. and the show will open to the public beginning with Prairie Days on September 27 and ending on October 1. All artwork must be picked up between 5-7 p.m. on October 1. For more information and/or an entry form, call Guild President, Jan Boyer at 937-548-1916 or Show Advisor, Marilyn Banks at 937-678-6870.

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

Contact:
Jan Boyer
(937) 548-1916

Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Live!

September 27, 2014
10 am to 4 pm

Enjoy free admission for two to The Garst Museum and National Annie Oakley Center as they once again participate in this national celebration of our country's heritage. The major exhibits are Crossroads of Destiny, The National Annie Oakley Center, Lowell Thomas with Lawrence and Beyond, and Keepers of Freedom. Other areas of interest are the Darke County Research Center, and the Americana, Village, and Pioneer wings. Download a coupon at www.Smithsonian.com/museumday.

Location:
Garst Museum
205 North Broadway
Greenville, OH 45331

Contact:
Brenda Arnett
937-548-5250
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Lowland Hum at The Old Arcana

September 27, 2014
11 am - 2 pm

We’re very excited to welcome Lowland Hum to the Arcana stage Saturday, September 27, all the way from Greensboro, North Carolina. Lowland Hum is a husband and wife folk duo with a sweet, unadorned style and an interactive show. engaging sight, sound, smell, and touch–inviting listeners to be fully present and reducing the space between artist and listener. Make reservations now for a delicious brunch and a sweet folk duo.

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

Contact:
Leslie
(937) 692-0068
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UMP Nationals at Eldora Speedway

October 2, 2014 - October 4, 2014
TBA

Eldora welcomes UMP Nationals. On Tap for Thursday: UMP Dirtcar Modifieds (Heats, B-Features, A-Feature) Ticket prices for adults: $10 (ages 13 and up) and free for children (ages 12 and under) On Tap for Friday: UMP Dirtcar Modifieds (Heats, B-Features, A-Feature) Ticket prices for adults: $10 (ages 13 and up) and free for children (ages 12 and under) On Tap for Saturday: Full Late Model show ($5,000-to-win Late Model Championship) / Modified alphabet features ($5,000-to-win Modified Championship) Ticket prices for adults: $20 (ages 13 and up) and $5 for children (ages 12 and under)

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

Contact:
(937) 338-3815
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