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Community Events

Effective January 1st, 2011 our Community Events policy is as follows. If you are hosting a fundraiser please submit your information, for consideration, no later than 2 weeks prior to your event to

If you are a state-registered not-for-profit 501(c)3 or 501(c)19 organization please contact
for special advertising rates.

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Community Blood Center Blood Drives

Give the gift of life & donate blood during the month of February & receive a free 'warming up to give blood' soup crock. There are many opportunities to donate in Shelby & Darke County. See a full list of drives online at and make your appointment today by calling 1-800-388-GIVE.



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Sidney-Shelby County Health Department Offering Flu Vaccine For All Age Groups

At 202 West Poplar Street in Sidney. Call for pricing & to make an appointment today at 498-7249.



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Emergency Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)                                                  

Are you or someone you know fighting to make ends meet?  Struggling with your winter heating bills?  Do you have a heating emergency?  If so please call Community Action Organization today at 937.507.9341.



Going On Now Through Wednesday April 1st                                                    

Altrusa Club Of Sidney Accepting Scholarship Applications 

Applicants must be a 2015 graduate, past graduate of a Shelby County High School or resident of Shelby County for the past five years & be enrolled in a program leading to a masters, bachelor or associate degree.  Applications are available online at or call Kay at 492.7877.



Going On Now Through Tuesday April 7th                                                    

Free Tax Help 

Community Action Organization, in partnership with the Internal Revenue Service is offering free tax help to those with incomes $55,000 or less. Appointments are encouraged. Call Community Action today at 507.9341.



Going On Now Through Thursday March 12th                                                    

Community Foundation Of Shelby County Accepting Scholarship Applications 

Seniors & graduates from every school district in Shelby County may apply.  Application may be found on the Community Foundation’s website at







Lockington Volunteer Fire Department Tenderloin Dinner

At the firehouse from 5 pm – 7 pm.  Meals are only $7 & includes a Texas Tenderloin, fries, & applesauce.  Dine in & carry out is available.



28th & March 7th

IUTIS Softball Callouts

At 2329 Wapakoneta Avenue in Sidney from Noon – 3 pm.  For more info call Bob Hull at 492.2620 or online at





Tri-Moraine Audubon Society’s Garden Medicine

At 7:30 pm in the meeting room of OSU-Lima’s Visitor & Student Service Center, 300 Campus Drive.  More info is available online at




Fort Loramie Community Service Club Annual Whole Hog – Pancake Breakfast

At the Fort Loramie Elementary School cafeteria, 35 Elm Street.  Serving time is from 8:30 am – 1 pm.  This all you can breakfast is only $6 for adults, $3 for 11 & under & 2 & under are free.




SCARF’s Cans For Canines Drive

Drop off your aluminum can & scrap aluminum donations to the Shelby County Animal Shelter between 9 am – 11 am.  SCARF uses these funds to help vet the pets at the Shelter.  Bring the kids to meet SCARFIE, enjoy a free doughnut and check out all of the adoptable pets.  For more info check out




Benefit Dance & Fundraiser

At Laquinta Inn, 950 East Ash Street in Piqua from 4 – 8 pm.  Donations & can goods will be accepted for St. Vincent DePaul of the Miami Valley & food banks.  Entertainment includes Music Productions DJ & AtRisk local band.  For more info call Michael T at 937-524-1705.




DREAM4pets 4th Annual Spaghetti Dinner & Raffle

At Zion Lutheran Church in Tipp City.  Doors open at 5:20 pm with dinner being served from 5:30 – 6:30 pm.  They will also feature some great guest speakers from “a rescue perspective” from 6:30 – 7:30 pm.  Tickets are only $8 for adults & $5 for children under 8.  Funds go directly toward rescue, rehabilitation & re-homing efforts.  For more info & to purchase tickets check out




Tri-Moraine Audubon Society’s Killdeer Plains Wildlife Area Field Trip

Participants will carpool departing at 10 am from the Eastgate parking lot, on State Route 309 in Lima.  More info is available online at & by calling Eric at 419-999-1987.




SafeHaven Presents Hope And Recovery Celebration

At The Fort Piqua Plaza Banquet Center.  Doors open at 5:30 pm & dinner will be served at 6:30 pm.  At 7 pm enjoy music from Amanda Livingston & Steven ‘Crash’ Worley.  Tickets are only $25 and can be purchased by calling 272.3446 or online at