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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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Art at Bear's Mill Begins New Season

April 3, 2015 - May 13, 2015
11 a.m. till 5 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, and 1 p.m. till 5 p.m. Sundays

The first exhibit of the new “Art at the Mill” season at historic Bear’s Mill will feature the translucent watercolors of Richmond, Indiana, artist Barbary Easley, and unique willow furniture created by Indiana craftsman Greg Adams, as well as Bundy ducks, the work of famed decoy maker, John Bundy. In a change from past years, the exhibition will remain in place for six weeks, beginning April 3 and continuing through May 13. A reception for the artists will take place on April 10 from 7 to 9 p.m.; this reception offering appetizers and wine is free and open to the public. Barbara Easley says that when she picks up her brushes, she enters a world of magic and a fusion of color; her vibrant work shares that magical world with the viewer. She instantly fell in love with watercolor when she first began painting in 1993, and that passion continued through her moves from Indiana to McAllen, Texas, to Santa Fe, New Mexico, where she earned accolades for her highly accessible paintings before returning to Indiana in 2008. “Flowers are my specialty, but I paint anything that inspires me,” the artist stated. She believes that watercolors offer inspiration in a realm of serenity, an assessment also held by the numerous worldwide purchasers of her work. Greg Adams’ hand-crafted willow furniture returns to Bear’s Mill, a site where the rustic pieces look entirely at home. Working quickly while the green branches are still pliable, Adams finds the material near his shop in Lapel Indiana, and then bends the willow to form unique chairs, tables, stools and other pieces. The son of a skilled carpenter says that his goal is to “bring the outdoors inside,” and “enrich my customer’s lives by the presence of natural items in their everyday lives.” The craftsman says that his designs have been refined over time, and that tested engineering renders them both sturdy and aesthetically pleasing. According to wood carver John Bundy, duck decoys are a truly American art form, with the first decoys having been made over ten centuries ago by Native Americans. Bundy, who has been making decoys since the late 1970’s, uses a unique overlay process combining the natural wood grain and color with a shiny finish to create what have been called the most beautiful duck decoys in the world. The Indiana native has seen his fame grow with his work being sold in prestigious galleries throughout the country including the Peabody Hotel in Memphis, known for its daily ceremony honoring its resident ducks, and displayed in the Oval Office of the White House. Historic Bear’s Mill is owned and operated by Friends of Bear’s Mill, a non-profit organization. More Information »

Location:
Bear's Mill
6450 Arcanum Bears Mill Rd.
Greenville, OH 45331

Contact:
Marti Goetz
(937) 548-5112
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Darke County Parks Presents Wandering for Warblers Walks

April 4, 2015 - May 16, 2015
First and Third Saturdays in April and May at 9:00am

It's Warbler Season! Grab those binoculars and let's wander for warblers (and other spring migrants). These often 35+ species hikes are great fun for beginners and experienced birders alike. Hikes will be held on the FIRST and THIRD Saturdays in April and May.

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

Contact:
Naturalist
937.548.0165
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Financial Workshop: Your Source for Financial Education

April 7, 2015 - May 26, 2015
6:30 - 8:00 pm

Edward Jones Financial Advisor Andria Haworth of Greenville will host a Financial Workshop: Your Source for Financial Education. The seven-week workshop will assist individuals in setting financial and investment goals. The workshop will begin Tues. April 7, 2015, and continue through Tues. May 26, 2015. Classes will meet once a week from 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM and will be held at Greenville Public Library; 520 Sycamore Street; Greenville, OH . The enrollment fee for the workshop is $5.00 per person, which includes all course materials. Edward Jones, a Fortune 500 company, provides financial services for individual investors in the United States and, through its affiliate, in Canada. Every aspect of the firm's business, from the types of investment options offered to the location of branch offices, is designed to cater to individual investors in the communities in which they live and work. The firm's 14,000-plus financial advisors work directly with nearly 7 million clients. Edward Jones, which ranked No. 6 on FORTUNE magazine's 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2015, is headquartered in St. Louis. FORTUNE and Time Inc. are not affiliated with and do not endorse products or services of Edward Jones. The Edward Jones website is located at www.edwardjones.com, and its recruiting website is www.careers.edwardjones.com. Member SIPC. More Information »

Location:
Greenville Public Library
520 Sycamore Street
Greenville 45331

Contact:
Andria Haworth or Amy Ross
(937) 548-3917

Wine and Pizza at the Winey in Versailles

April 17, 2015 - April 18, 2015
6-8pm each evening

April 17th and 18th (Fri/Sat) Wine and Pizza! 6-8pm. Enjoy all you can eat pizza, breadsticks and salad PLUS a glass of your favorite WAV wine for only $15/person! This event is by reservation only and has a cancellation policy so please be aware when making your reservation. More Information »

Location:
The Winery at Versailles
6572 State Route 47
Versailles 45380

Contact:
Carlena Sneed
937-526-3232
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A Night in Hollywood – A Special Olympics Fundraising Event

April 18, 2015
5:30 pm

A Night in Hollywood – On April 18th, a Special Olympics fundraising event will be held at Greenville High School to spotlight the Special Olympians as the stars they are with a black tie themed dinner and show. A Night in Hollywood will showcase the Special Olympics participants by opening their artistic abilities to the public through a talent show and an art auction. Guests will be provided Hollywood themed refreshments throughout the duration of the talent show. There will be many opportunities to give back to Special Olympics fund throughout A Night In Hollywood with business donations, ticket prices, fun family games and much more. Since this will be the first ever fundraising event made specifically for the Darke County Special Olympics, organizers are aiming to double their annual donation by raising $7,000. They are looking to get the community connected to the Special Olympics in a way that they have never experience before by putting on A Night in Hollywood. Usually, the Special Olympic participants are limited to athletics. Organizers are aware that the Special Olympians are extremely talented in many ways! So, they would like to give them the opportunity to show off their own unique talents to the community. Their goal is to have all eyes on the Special Olympics participants so they may feel like the stars they are. Pre-sale tickets will be available at all Greenville National Bank branches, $10 for student tickets and $15 dollars for adults. Tables are also available for purchase for $200. Financial donations are appreciated. Please make checks payable to Supply Chain Management, 100 Greenwave Way, Greenville OH 45331. The doors to GHS Gymnasium will open at 5:30 that night. Organizers would love to get as many members from the community as possible involved to share this very special night.

Location:
GHS Gymnasium
100 Green Wave Way
Greenville, OH 45331

Contact:
Dara Buchy
(937) 564-8211
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Lincoln Funeral Train Tribute

April 18, 2015 - April 19, 2015
10 - 4 on Sat. , 9 - 3 on Sunday

Walk, or ride into history with President Abraham Lincoln on the 150th anniversary of the Lincoln Funeral Train passing through Gettysburg, Ohio. Saturday, April 18, 10 AM – 4 PM and Sunday, April 19, 9 AM – 3 PM, the Darke County Park District is hosting the Lincoln Funeral Train Tribute. The very railroad corridor where Lincoln’s Funeral Train passed in 1865 is now the head of the Tecumseh Trail, the Darke County Park’s paved, multi-use trail. Come and ride your bikes, walk or horseback ride (on the grassy sides of the trail) and enjoy other free educational opportunities, rain or shine. The 35th Light Infantry, a Civil War re-enactment educational group willbe there both Saturday and Sunday with a bang, as they are bringing their cannon.They’ll also be bringing the cavalry (horses), the signal corp (how they transmitted messages on the battlefield) and first aid wagons. This educational group will be there to share history and information and do special programs at 11 AM and 1 PM both days. Additionally, they will do a special program on Saturday at 3 PM. On Sunday only, enjoy a Lincoln impersonator from the Dayton Lincoln Society. You and your children will enjoy exploring Lincoln’s childhood at noon, and at 2 PM, he will share an overview of the Civil War and Gettsyburg, PA. Other activities include a chaplain with a non-denominational service on Sunday 9 AM. A Lincoln look-alike contest will be held for both children and adults at 11:45 AM on Sunday. A child’s craft activity of making Lincoln top hats will be provided. Maps with distances will be available for riders or walkers on the trail, as well as outlying areas of interest. All educational programs will be in the tent at the trail head on Bridge Street in Gettysburg Hot chocolate will be provided courtesy of John’s IGA Versailles, water will be available thanks to the Friends of Darke Co. Parks and Bears Mill will be providing the coffee. There is no charge for this great family event. The Cardinal Center group in Gettysburg will have food available for a fee. The Lincoln Funeral Train stopped in Bradford to resupply with fuel and water on April 30, 1865. A number of citizens were allowed on the funeral car to pay their respects. The train then entered Gettysburg at 1:10 AM and then went on to Greenville at 1:36 AM. Greenville held a memorial where 500 people gathered at the station. The Tecumseh trail has been provided primarily with Clean Ohio grant funds, beginning in 2009 with a 1 mile stretch. It now extends 9 ½ miles with more trail length planned. Other sponsors of the trail include Greenville Federal, Greenville National, Second National and Whirlpool Corporation. Special thanks to Jim Surber, County Engineer for his work on the trails.

Location:
Gettysburg - Tecumseh Trail
Auld Rd.
Gettysburg, OH 45328

Contact:
Darke County Parks
937-548-0165
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Dayton jazz artists The Blue Heron Trio at The Old Arcana

April 18, 2015
11:00AM-2:00PM

Dayton, Ohio jazz artists, Blue Heron Trio, make their return to The Old Arcana Stage, Saturday, April 18th, playing Jazz standards and Originals. The Trio will be performing from 11am-2pm. In 2011 three close friends came together in Dayton, Ohio to produce voluptuous jazz and pop tunes. Blue Heron Trio is the culmination of their combined 20 years of playing in punk, pop, folk, jazz, and cover bands. Reviewed as “one of the prettiest voices in Dayton” by DaytonRocks.com in 2001, vocalist Elisha Frontz leads listeners on a sensual journey through musical eras gone by, imbuing the music with a fresh, young feel. Phil Myers, formerly a musician for the United States Army, accompanies with lush saxophone riffs and gentle acoustic guitar. Dave Santucci solidifies the groove on the keyboards with his decades of piano experience. Whether it’s an original song, a jazz standard made famous by Ella Fitzgerald, or a completely unexpected lounge rendition from another genre (“Sweet Child ‘O Mine” by GunsNRoses is a crowd favorite), the trio performs with a deeply personal and authentic touch. More Information »

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

Contact:
The Old Arcana
937-692-0068
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Darke County Wellness Challege: Midmark Feel the Heat 5K

April 18, 2015

Location:
Versailles
Versailles, OH 45331

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62nd Season Opener at Eldora Speedway

April 18, 2015
TBA

Eldora kicks off its 62nd season of racing with Sunoco ALMS / DIRTcar UMP Modifieds / Stocks. Tickets are $12 for adults (ages 13 and up) and $3 for children (ages 12 and under) for general admission. Add $4 for reserved seating.

Location:
Eldora Speedway
13929 State Route 118
New Weston, OH 45348

Contact:
(937) 338-3815
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Garcia & Scott live at The Old Arcana

April 19, 2015
11:00AM-2:00PM

Contemporary singing and songwriting duo, Garcia and Scott consists of Dalia Garcia, who transplanted to Nashville from South Carolina and her native Nashville husband, Gary Scott. Garcia and Scott had individual lives before the duo. Garcia toured the world for nearly 8 years with Julio Iglesias, singing the duet “All of You” with him nightly. She says the experience was, “a world class education in music. I learned that the world really is your stage.” Garcia also had a record deal with Universal Music – Mexico and toured Mexico and the Southwest United States to promote her album, “Resandole A Dios.” The lovely Garcia is a former Miss South Carolina. She was the first Hispanic to don the coveted crown. Through his father Arliss’ work as a musician, Scott was fortunate to be around folks like: Johnny Cash, Ed Bruce, Alabama, Earl Thomas Conley and dozens of other renown artists and songwriters. More Information »

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

Contact:
The Old Arcana
937-692-0068
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Kid's Cooking Class at The Old Arcana

April 21, 2015
5:00 – 7:00PM

Join Chef Jeff and his staff at The Old Arcana for Kid's Cooking Classes! Kids will learn how to wrap up some delicious (and healthy) ingredients into a Spring Roll snack and make their own ice cream sauce. The veggie Spring Rolls will be accompanied by an Asian dipping sauce. The pork Spring Rolls will be accompanied by a barbecue sauce... and a sweet rhubarb sauce will top Chef Jeff’s amazing ice cream! 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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The Colors of Healthy Eating Workshop by Miller's Flowers

April 21, 2015
7:00 pm

In a fast paced life, IT IS easy to eat healthy! In this workshop, we’ll discover the colors of healthy eating. Shannon, a Board Certified Holistic Health Coach, will share with us, the nutrients found in different colors of fruits and vegetables. Following Shannon’s talk, Caitlin Miller of Miller Flowers will be sharing the benefits and uses of microgreens. We’ll even get a chance to taste a microgreen smoothie! Workshop is $5 per person.

Location:
Miller's Flowers
2200 St. Rt. 571 W.
Greenville, OH 45331

Contact:
(937) 547-6099
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Adult Cooking Class at The Old Arcana

April 22, 2015
6:00-9:00PM

Join Chef Jeff and his staff at The Old Arcana for a hands-on class celebrating the amazing flavors of spring lamb from Kraut Creek Pastures. As a group, the evening’s menu will be prepared. Enjoy appetizers as you work, then after class sit down as a group 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: Asparagus and Mushroom Tart. Entrée: Roast rack of Lamb with Crispy Roast Potatoes and Sweet Pea Puree. Salad: Charred Butter lettuce with buttermilk dressing. Dessert: House Ice Cream with Rhubarb–Ginger Compote. 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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Thrill of the Grill!

April 24, 2015 - April 25, 2015
6-8pm each evening

April 24th and 25th (Fri/Sat) Thrill of the Grill!! 6-8pm It's BACK for 2015!! It's our first Thrill of the Grill of the year! The most popular event is a grill your own unique dinner experience. You choose your meat: chicken, salmon, strip steak, filet or pork chop. We include a salad, bread, veggie, baked potato, dessert and a bottle of wine all for only $60/couple! (*plus tax and gratuity). This event is by reservation only and does have a cancellation policy. This event WILL sell out quickly, so call soon! More Information »

Location:
The Winery at Versailles
6572 State Route 47
Versailles 45380

Contact:
Carlena Sneed
937-526-3232
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Sip N paint with Vin Gogh painting

April 25, 2015
12-3pm

The project this session is SO cool! It's a hummingbird feeder using a wine bottle! More info, pics and cost TBA soon!

Location:
Winery at Versailles
6572 State Route 47
Versailles, OH 45380

Contact:
Winery at Versailles
(937) 526-3232
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Saturday Night SpeedFest at Eldora Speedway!

April 25, 2015
TBA

Come out to Eldora Speedway for the Saturday Night Speed Fest, they will be having DIRT car UMP Modifies and Eldora Stocks.

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

Contact:
(937) 338-3815
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DCCA Artists Series presents TOLEDO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA - A Night at the Oscars

April 25, 2015
8 PM

Symphonic music provides the foundation for the films we love, stimulating emotions as it enhances and supports the story unreeling on screen. This exciting production features the members of the Toledo Symphony presenting awards for “Best Film Score.” Thrill to your favorite film music of all time as classics from Lawrence of Arabia, The Adventures of Robin Hood, Star Wars, West Side Story, and Gone With the Wind take wing in St. Clair Memorial Hall. Tickets $30/Student tickets $15.

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

Contact:
Andrea Jordan, Executive Director
(937) 547-0908
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Nature Day! with The Darke County Parks

April 25, 2015
10:00 am-3:00 pm

What better time to celebrate nature than Earth Day weekend? Shawnee Prairie will be a flurry of activities and information as you spend the day exploring wildflowers, honeybees, rocks and much more. Stations will be scattered in the prairie, woods and around the Nature Center encouraging everyone to discover all aspects of Nature. Children will have the opportunity to have their “passport” stamped at each station for a prize. There will be scheduled, naturalist-led hikes throughout the day for adults. Visitors will also get the chance to see many of the Nature Center “Animal-Ambassadors” up-close during this spring festival. Entertainer extraordinaire, Chris Rowlands, will be joining us for a FREE concert at 12:00 pm. Chris is a Naturalist Teacher for Aullwood Audubon Center, bringing music and life-size puppets to the stage for the enjoyment of children and adults alike! The Native Plant Sale will be occurring during the festivities... pre-order now or take your pick from what’s left (see insert)! The Friends of the Park will also be serving a low cost, hotdog lunch from 11 am-1 pm. Come on out to Shawnee Prairie and let’s celebrate Nature!

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

Contact:
Naturalist
937.548.0165
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Darke County Parks Native Plant Sale

April 25, 2015
10 am to 3 pm

The Darke County Parks Native Plant Sale is back! Plants are available for pre-sale AND/OR purchase on the day of the plant sale. Pre-sale is the only way to guarantee that you will receive the quality and quantity of plants that you want. Pre-sale forms are available on our website or for pick up at the Nature Center. If you don't know what you want to order, there will be a selection of plants available on Saturday, April 25th from 10am-3pm.

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

Contact:
Naturalist
937.548.0165
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“Rediscovering Fort Recovery” at the Versailles Museum

April 26, 2015
2:00pm

Native son and Ohio Historical Society historian, David Simmons and his friend, Dave Heckman will recount the hero’s of this great American Fort and the little known and recently re-discovered story that make this tale epic and new 200 years after the fact!

Location:
Versailles Museum
Versailles , RI

Contact:
526-4222
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All about Those Herbs! Held by Miller Flower's

April 28, 2015
6:00 pm

Join the girls at Miller Flower's for a fun workshop as they explore the world of using herbs in the kitchen. Those who attend will learn about and try recipes with herbs, as well as plant edible containers, and discuss the growing habits. 20 spots are available in the class, spots will fill up fast! Cost is $30.00 per person.

Location:
Miller Flower's
2200 St. Rt. 571 W
Greenville, OH 45331

Contact:
Miller Flower's
(937)547-6099
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Art Walk at Village Green

April 28, 2015
6:30pm:30pm

Come out to the Village Green and enjoy a free community event, live music, wine and cheese, and art displays from residents, staff and the community!

Location:
Village Green Healthcare
1315 Kitchen Aid Way
Greenville, OH 45331

Contact:
Village Green Healthcare
937-548-1993
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Darke County Parks Presents Tons of Trilliums Hike

April 29, 2015
6:00 pm

Join the Darke County Parks for this spring hike and try to catch glimpses of the wildflowers blooming in different Parks across the county! For this hike, we will meet at Routzong Preserve. We will search for Trilliums, Troutlilies, Spring Beauties, Dutchman's Breeches and more!

Location:
Routzong Preserve
Routzong Road, off of 571-East
Greenville, OH 45331

Contact:
Naturalist
937.548.0165
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Work Smarter Not Harder

April 30, 2015
6:30 - 7:30 pm

Kristi Rambis, licensed occupational therapist, will present tips about how to reduce pressure, pain, and stress on your joints as you continue to do the things that you love! This is a free event, however space is limited. Light refreshments will be provided. More Information »

Location:
Greenville Public Library
520 Sycamore Street
Greenville 45331

Contact:
Deb Cameron
937-548-3915
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First Friday in downtown Greenville - Upper Floors Tour

May 1, 2015
6:00 - 9:00 pm

Have you ever wondered what is on the upper floors of the historic buildings in downtown Greenville? If so, you will want to be part of Main Street Greenville’s First Friday Upper Floor Tour on Friday, May 1 to see and discover these hidden locations! This amazing tour will take place from 6-9 pm and will include many upper floor locations. Also, since it is "First Friday", downtown businesses will be open late! Admission is only $5.00. More Information »

Location:
Downtown Greenville
S. Broadway
Greenville, OH 45331

Contact:
Amber Garrett
937-548-4998
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Spring Open House at Bear's Mill

May 2, 2015 - May 3, 2015
11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Spring is the perfect time to celebrate the beauty of Bear’s Mill. Tour the four-story working antique, walk the beautiful grounds and marvel at the ingenuity of our forefathers in utilizing the natural resources of the property to engineer and build the Mill and maintain its operations. Enjoy shopping the Mill Market & Gallery for new offerings in merchandise and art.

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

Contact:
937-548-5112
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Bradford Ohio Railroad Museum Dining by the Rail

May 2, 2015
6:00pm

Bradford Railroad Museum is hosting it's annual fund raising dining by the rail. This is a fund raiser and silent auction with proceeds contributing to capital improvements at the museum. Chef Michael James is back by popular demand and the dinner will be authentic railroad car recipes. The Silent Auction starts at 6pm followed Call to Dinner at 6:30pm and the program by Joseph Helfrich. This is a reservation only event and must be made and paid by April 28, 2015. Seating will limited.

Location:
Immaculate Conception Rectory
401 East Walnut Street
Bradford, OH

Contact:
Marilyn Kosier
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Kick off and reception - Historical Self Guided Driving Tour

May 2, 2015
9:00 to noon

Arcanum Wayne Trail Historical Society, 123 W. George St., reception to kick off Historical Self Guided Driving Tour of the Ithaca area. Visit the historical society for a cup of coffee and pick up a brochure with detail driving directions to learn about Ithaca on St. Rt. 503 which was the first settlement to prosper in southern Darke County. Rt. 503 was an old military road which Gen. Anthony Wayne used to move his troop from Ft. Washington (Cincinnati) north to Greenville.

Location:
Arcanum Wayne Trail Historical Society
123 W. George St.
Arcanum, OH 45304

Contact:
Barbara Deis
937-678-7832
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Visit the Log House and Blacksmith Shop at Shawnee Prairie

May 2, 2015 - September 26, 2015
Saturdays, 1-4pm, May through September

Have you ever wondered what life would have been like during 1790-1810? Could you imagine living in a Log House or working in a Blacksmith Shop? Come visit the pioneers and blacksmith on Saturday afternoons as volunteers interpret what life was like on the prairie years ago. You will learn day-to-day life, skills and chores of the time and see the blacksmith working.

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

Contact:
Naturalist
937.548.0165
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Darke County Wellness Challenge: EUM 5K for Education

May 2, 2015

Location:
EUM
Greenville, OH 45331

Contact:
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Ultimate Taste! Winery at Versailles

May 2, 2015
1-3pm

It's BACK! The complete wine tasting event! Enjoy a small sip sample of ANY of the wines we currently make, plus a cheese and cracker plate for only $15/person. And you get the logo glass to keep! This is a pre-pay event and tickets are non-refundable. You must be 21 to attend. If you'd like to come early for lunch, please let us know when you call to purchase your tickets.

Location:
Winery at Versailles
6572 State Route 47
Versailles, OH

Contact:
Winery at Versailles
937-526-3232
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Raptor Open House

May 2, 2015
1:00pm-3:00pm

Visit with the Darke County Parks Raptor Ambassadors! The Raptor Mew (enclosure for raptors) will be open to the public 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.

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

Contact:
Naturalist
937.548.0165
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“The Building of an Empire; the Midmark Story” at the Versailles Museum

May 3, 2015
2:00pm

Jim Eiting, former President and CEO will share the story of Midmark in this its 100th anniversary year. Telling how a small family business continued to reinvent it’s self into the global company it is today.

Location:
Versailles Museum
Versailles, OH

Contact:
(937)526-4222
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A ladies night out with Miller Flower's

May 5, 2015
6:00 PM

Join the ladies at Miller Flower's and learn about container gardening, the spillers, fillers and everything in between. They will share watering and fertilizing tips. Finishing the workshop, with planting a patio container or hanging basket to take home. Only 20 spots are available. $40.00 per person.

Location:
Miller Flower's
2200 St. Rt. 571 W.
Greenville, OH 45331

Contact:
Miller Flower's
(937)-547-6099
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Gala Bacpack Program

May 8, 2015
7pm

For the fourth year in a row Gala will help raise funds for the backpack ministry that is helping 420 students this year, kindergarten through fourth grade in the Darke County area. Grace Resurrection community Center is helping meet the needs of hungry children by providing them with nutritious and easy to prepare food to take home on the weekends and the school vacations when the resources aren't available. For $3 per student ($99 per school year,) Designated school volunteers then deliver the sacks of food to the classrooms where confidentially the teacher slips the sacks into the students backpacks. More than 19 million children qualify for free or reduced lunch which provides children with the fuel to get them through the week, but what happens on the weekends?

Location:
Romers Catering
118 E Main St
Greenville, OH 45331

Contact:
Kelly Fliehman
937-316-4878

Mother’ Of All Sprint Car: Eldora Speedway

May 8, 2015 - May 9, 2015
TBA

'Mother' of all Sprint Car Racing! Night #1 of our doubleheader program featuring the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series AND the USAC Sprint Cars in a full racing program each night! Each group sets the nation's standard for their brand of Sprint Car racing and each have a storied history - not only at Eldora - but throughout the country, yet, never before have they been featured together on the same card, same night!

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

Contact:
(937) 338-3815
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Darke County Wellness Challenge: Mad Dash for Missions 5K

May 9, 2015

The Darke County Wellness Challenge is a wellness initiative formed in cooperation with local businesses and lifestyle groups to make our community healthier.

Location:
Ansonia, OH 45331

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Common Captivating Cardinals with the Darke County Parks

May 11, 2015
7:00 pm

The most familiar bird to Ohioans has to be the Northern Cardinal. The unmistakable flash of red, especially in the winter landscape, is a welcome sight. The melodic song at dawn on a spring morning fills the air. Join Naturalist, Mandy Martin at Shawnee Prairie for an evening celebrating the state bird of Ohio, the Northern Cardinal. Delve into the life history of this songbird and learn how to attract them to your backyard.

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

Contact:
Naturalist
937.548.0165
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Arcanum Old Fashioned Days

May 15, 2015 - May 17, 2015
Varies

Join in the family fun during this annual event in Arcanum. Events including kiddie tractor pulls, antique tractor pulls, big wheel races, carnival games & rides, arts & crafts, parade, car show, entertainment, fireworks, many types of food and so much more. The Arcanum Fire Company's annual pancake breakfast will take place on Saturday.

Location:
Downtown Arcanum
George St
Arcanum, OH 45304

Contact:
(937) 692-8463
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Spring Lunch and Tea at Shawnee Prairie!

May 16, 2015
11:30am

Featuring Jan Brady giving the history of women's undergarments. The Olde Thyme Gardeners of Darke County Parks present this unusual event as a fund raiser at Shawnee Prairie. Participants are encouraged to dress in their finest attire and/or wear a favorite hat of yesteryear, and of course, wear your favorite underpinnings! The cost is $20 per person by reservation only due before May 6th.

Location:
Shawnee Praire Nature Center
4267 St. Route 502
Greenville, OH 45331

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Eldora's Speedway Family Fireworks Night #1

May 16, 2015
TBA

A fun filled night with the DIRTcar UMP Modifieds & Eldora Stock Cars. Evening will end with a Fireworks Extravaganza - Bigger fireworks show than last year!

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

Contact:
(937) 338-3815
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Elusive Puttyroot Hike with the Darke County Parks

May 16, 2015
2:00 pm

Join the Darke County Parks for this spring hike and try to catch glimpses of the wildflowers blooming in different Parks across the county. For this hike, meet at Eidson Woods Preserve and search for Trilliums, Troutlilies, Spring Beauties, Dutchman's Breeches and more! Join in the search to find the elusive Puttyroot Orchid, also known as Adam and Eve, during its very short bloom time.

Location:
Eidson Woods Preserve
State Route 502 West
Greenville, OH 45331

Contact:
Naturalist
937.548.0165
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Rolling 50's Classic, Inc.

May 16, 2015
5:00pm

Come and enjoy 50's and 60's with a live DJ. The cruise-in entry fee will be $10.00, dash board plaques will go to the first 75 cars.

Location:
Wager Ave.
Wagner Ave.
Greenville, OH 45331

Contact:
Dave Niley
(937)-548-4517

Eat on The Street: Food Truck Rally

May 17, 2015
4:30PM-8:00PM

Do you like trying unique food options? If so, mark your calendars for a series of food truck rallies coming to downtown Greenville this year! Focusing on high-quality local ingredients and one-of-a-kind cuisine, these unique food trucks have created a following that’s attracted people from all over the region. This year, the event has expanded the number of trucks to five! Children can enjoy sidewalk chalk, balloons, and games while the adults enjoy the conversations and music!

Location:
Elements of Life Parking Lot
120 West Third Street
Greenville, OH 45331

Contact:
Amber Garrett
(937) 548-4998
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