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February 2017

Glass Fusing: Flower Garden Window

Thursday, February 23, 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Activity Center Park,
221 N. Main St.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
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Think spring! Use fused glass to create a whimsical spring flower arrangement. Learn skills to cut glass and learn the principles of kiln-fired glass from instructor Kathy Woodruff. Finished artwork is 15” wide and 9” tall or an 11.75” circle to hang in your window! (ages 16 and up)

Winter Birding

Saturday, February 25, 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Grant Park,
501 Normandy Ridge Drive
Centerville, OH United States
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cardinal at Bill Yeck Park

Winter is a great time to work on bird identification skills! Join us on this slow-paced hike in search of our winter feathered friends. Will we see the elusive great-horned owl? You only need to register one person per family, but the whole family can attend!

March 2017

Hike for Your Health

Wednesday, March 1, 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

Designed to get your heart rate up and get you moving outdoors this spring! Staff will lead you on these guided, self-paced hikes. Hike for Your Health is also a wonderful opportunity to get to know some of your parks better. Locations vary. (ages 18 and up)

Booked for Lunch

Wednesday, March 1, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Bill Yeck Park, Smith House,
2230 E. Centerville Station Road
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
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A Time of Terror

March DiscussionA Time of Terror: The Great Dayton Flood, by Allen W. Eckert (Please note, this is a different book than is listed in the Centerville-Washington Park District News & Events.)

A collaborative program with Centerville-Washington History and the Washington-Centerville Public Library, Booked for Lunch is a monthly lunchtime discussion on a historical fiction or nonfiction book. Bring your lunch and we’ll provide dessert! The library will advance order copies for participants to borrow while supplies last.

Hound Hike

Thursday, March 2, 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

Our furry friends need exercise too! After being cooped up this winter, put a spring in your step! Come out and enjoy a brisk walk with your dog and other enthusiastic dog owners! Locations vary. March 2 & 30, April 6 & 27, May 4 & 25. (ages 16 and up)

Crafting Club

Thursday, March 2, 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Grant Park, Kennard Nature Nook,
6588 McEwen Rd.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
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This fun after-school program covers basic crafting skills and techniques used to create handmade decorations and keepsakes — all while making friends. We provide everything needed with no mess, prep or fuss at home! Crafters are encouraged to wear old clothes or bring an apron or smock. (ages 9 – 13)

Thursdays, March 2, April 6 & May 4

Mad Science University

Thursday, March 2, 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Bill Yeck Park, Smith House,
2230 E. Centerville Station Road
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
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Science is all around us! Experiment with items we use every day to create something fascinating. We’re teaming up with the Ohio State University Extension Office to put science to the test while your child learns about rockets, kitchen chemistry and physics. (ages 8 -14)

Tai Chi/Qigong Workshop

Saturday, March 4, 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Grant Park, Kennard Nature Nook,
6588 McEwen Rd.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
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An introduction to simple Tai Chi and Qigong methods for stress reduction, building immunity and staying healthy mentally, physically and emotionally with energy balance. Tai Chi and Qigong incorporate metarobics, creating a relaxed state of mind and enhanced mental focus. Participants will learn simple Tai Chi movements, Qigong movements, Qigong visualization meditative techniques, several breath practices for stress reduction and energy balance practices to incorporate into daily life. (ages 18 and up)

Trail Trekking

Monday, March 6, 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Trail Trekking

Trekking with Nordic poles is a wonderful way to cross-train or try something new. The Cooper Institute research studies showed that Nordic walking burns more calories, increases oxygen consumption and can be 46% more efficient than normal walking. It’s a great workout! Nordic poles provided are adjustable to your height.

Mondays, March 6 – May 22. Locations vary.

Yoga in the Park

Monday, March 6, 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Grant Park, Kennard Nature Nook,
6588 McEwen Rd.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
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Yoga in the Park

Method Studio’s Megan Lees leads these yoga classes for all levels. Classes include warm up, breath work, standing poses, flowing poses and end with relaxation.  Please bring a yoga mat and water.

Mondays, March 6 – April 10

Introduction to Meditation

Monday, March 6, 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Grant Park, Kennard Nature Nook,
6588 McEwen Rd.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
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Join Kim McCarthy of The Reiki Room to discover the basics of meditation. Meditation provides numerous physical health benefits and a sense of calm. Learn simple meditations to help you become more grounded and centered in your daily life. This 4-week class will help you establish your own, at-home, daily routine. (ages 14 and up)

Mondays, March 6 – 27

Mini Movers

Tuesday, March 7, 9:30 a.m.-10:15 p.m.
Grant Park, Kennard Nature Nook,
6588 McEwen Rd.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
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Mini Movers

Your “Mini Movers” will enjoy activities with an alphabet theme, age-appropriate equipment and fun music. They will learn movements that assist in motor development and rhythmic skills. Both group and individual activities will be included for them to expand their social skills and be creative. All children must wear comfortable clothing and tennis shoes. (ages 4 – 5)

Tuesdays and Thursdays, March 7 – 23

Early Adventures

Tuesday, March 7, 5:30 p.m.-6:15 p.m.
Robert F. Mays Park,
10553 Paragon Road
Dayton, OH 45458
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Taking your little ones outdoors provides them with a beneficial experience. There are new unique sounds, colors, sensations and textures to process. These leisurely hikes provide quality family time in nature! (ages 0 – 4 years with adult companion)

Playdate Pals: Happy Birthday to Me

Wednesday, March 8, 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Bill Yeck Park, Smith House,
2230 E. Centerville Station Road
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
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This program is designed to build sensory awareness, motor skills and to encourage social interaction among little ones. We begin with learning stations, then come together for a short program about our theme, including  stories, activities and a short hike. Join us for lots of fun and new learning experiences! (ages 18 – 36 months with adult companion)

Playdate Pals: Happy Birthday to Me

Wednesday, March 8, 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Bill Yeck Park, Smith House,
2230 E. Centerville Station Road
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
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This program is designed to build sensory awareness, motor skills and to encourage social interaction among little ones. We begin with learning stations, then come together for a short program about our theme, including  stories, activities and a short hike. Join us for lots of fun and new learning experiences! (ages 18 – 36 months with adult companion)