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October 2019

Getting Out & Enjoying Nature! (GOEN)

Thursday, October 24, 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Countryside Park,
965 Miamisburg-Centerville Rd. OH 45459 United States
GOEN group at Forest Field Park

We are GOEN! Tour local nature spots with the Park District and the Washington Township Recreation Center. The naturalist will address seasonal happenings on this slow-paced walk. Register through the Park District or the Rec West Enrichment Center. Meet at Rec West. (ages 18 and up)

Nocturnal Nature Series: Flying Squirrels

Friday, October 25, 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Bill Yeck Park, Smith House,
2230 E. Centerville Station Road
Centerville, OH 45459 United States

We will learn about flying squirrels and what they do to prepare for winter. Then we will walk very quietly to their tree and see if they are out and about! This is a “Tools to Trek” program. (all ages)

Ohio’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Saturday, October 26, 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Grant Park,
501 Normandy Ridge Rd.
Centerville, OH United States
Ohio's Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Ohio folklore is rich in unexplained legends: the Loveland Frogman, Grassman, Mothman. Are they myths, or are these creatures roaming the parks? Join us for campfire tales and then head out on a sunset scavenger hunt to search for proof that these Fantastic Beasts exist. (ages 9 – 12)

Rain date: Sunday, October 27

November 2019

Capture the Flag & Bonfire

Friday, November 1, 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Grant Park,
501 Normandy Ridge Rd.
Centerville, OH United States
Teens roasting marshmallows around a campfire

The ultimate game of capture the flag! Participants will be broken into two teams. Each team will have to make it back to their side of the field with the other team’s flag while protecting their own. After the winning team is determined, we will enjoy sunset with s’mores and music by the fire. (ages 12 – 17)

Beginner Tai Chi

Saturday, November 2, 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Grant Park, Kennard Nature Nook,
6588 McEwen Rd.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
Tai Chi at the Kennard Nature Nook

An introduction to Tai Chi and Qigong (Chi Kung) principles and form through Tai Chi Easy™. Taught by Judy Wilson, Certified Integral Qigong and Tai Chi Instructor. (ages 18 and up)

Saturdays, November 2 – December 7

Race to the Holidays

Sunday, November 3, 1:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Schoolhouse Park,
1875 Nutt Rd.
Dayton, OH 45458 United States
Race to the Holidays

Participate in this family-friendly 5K fun run/walk to benefit Centerville-Washington Park District, Friends of Washington-Centerville Public Library and Washington Township Recreation Center! Run and walk divisions, prizes, and other activities and information round out this fun, fitness event! The race begins at 2 p.m.

Intermediate Tai Chi

Monday, November 4, 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Grant Park, Kennard Nature Nook,
6588 McEwen Rd.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
Tai Chi at the Kennard Nature Nook

Continuing to develop Tai Chi and Qigong principles moving from Tai Chi Easy™ into Dr. Roger Jahnke’s Integral Tai Chi form. (ages 18 and up)

Mondays, November 4 – December 9

Early Adventures

Tuesday, November 5, 10:00 a.m.-10:45 a.m.
Holes Creek Park,
8575 Yankee Street
Dayton, OH 45458 United States
Early Adventures

Taking your little ones outdoors provides them with an experience that will benefit them forever. There are unique sounds, colors, lights, sensations and textures to process each time they go outdoors. These leisurely hikes provide quality family time in nature! (ages 0 – 4 years with adult companion)

Early Adventures

Tuesday, November 5, 5:00 p.m.-5:45 p.m.
Holes Creek Park,
8575 Yankee Street
Dayton, OH 45458 United States
Early Adventures

Taking your little ones outdoors provides them with an experience that will benefit them forever. There are unique sounds, colors, lights, sensations and textures to process each time they go outdoors. These leisurely hikes provide quality family time in nature! (ages 0 – 4 years with adult companion)

Nocturnal Nature Series: Coyotes

Tuesday, November 5, 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Forest Field Park,
2100 E. Centerville Station Rd.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
Coyote

Learn about the habits of our resident coyotes through a hike. A trivia game will bust some myths about these wild canines. This is a “Tools to Trek” program. (all ages)

Mad Science University

Wednesday, November 6, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Bill Yeck Park, Smith House,
2230 E. Centerville Station Road
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
Mad Science University

Science is all around us! Children will experiment with items we use every day to create something fascinating. We are putting science to the test as your child learns about chemistry and physics. (ages 8 – 12)

Wednesdays, November 6 – 27

Beginner Tai Chi

Wednesday, November 6, 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Grant Park, Kennard Nature Nook,
6588 McEwen Rd.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
Tai Chi at the Kennard Nature Nook

An introduction to Tai Chi and Qigong (Chi Kung) principles and form through Tai Chi Easy™. Taught by Judy Wilson, Certified Integral Qigong and Tai Chi Instructor. (ages 18 and up)

Wednesdays, November 6 – December 11

Homeschool Nature Club: Deciduous vs. Evergreen

Thursday, November 7, 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Forest Field Park,
2100 E. Centerville Station Rd.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
Homeschool Nature Club

What are the ecological advantages of being evergreen? What about deciduous? On this tree-mendous hike, we will discuss the different life strategies our leafy friends employ. (all ages)

Early Adventures

Thursday, November 7, 5:00 p.m.-5:45 p.m.
Holes Creek Park,
8575 Yankee Street
Dayton, OH 45458 United States
Early Adventures

Taking your little ones outdoors provides them with an experience that will benefit them forever. There are unique sounds, colors, lights, sensations and textures to process each time they go outdoors. These leisurely hikes provide quality family time in nature! (ages 0 – 4 years with adult companion)

Storytime Stroll

Friday, November 8, 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Bill Yeck Park, Smith House,
2230 E. Centerville Station Road
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
Storytime Strolls

Storytime with the Washington-Centerville Public Library! After the story, the group will take a sensory stroll in the park to search for sights, sounds, smells and textures that tie to our story’s theme. (ages 18 months – 4 years with adult companion)