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December 2019

Creative Kids Corner

Thursday, December 12, 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Grant Park, Kennard Nature Nook,
6588 McEwen Rd.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
CWPD employee crafting with preschool aged girl

This drop-off program features games, a story and a craft all revolving around a fun seasonal theme. Children are encouraged to wear old clothes. Ages 4 – 5.

Thursdays, December 12, January 9 & February 13

Registration deadline: Sunday, December 8

All Around the Garden

Thursday, December 12, 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Bill Yeck Park, Smith House,
2230 E. Centerville Station Road
Centerville, OH 45459 United States

Children will learn all about the animals and habitats in your gardens, backyards and parks! They will get to explore the great outdoors through a nature hike, games, art and music. Children should dress for outdoor play. Ages 5 – 8.

Registration deadline: 48 hours in advance

Thursdays, December 12, January 9 & February 13

Recycle and Re-purpose Club

Thursday, December 12, 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Activity Center Park,
221 N. Main St.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States

Take some time to be creative while helping the Earth. We will use materials destined for the trash to make useful and beautiful treasures. Ages 10 – 15.

Thursdays, December 12, January 9 & February 13

Registration deadline: 48 hours in advance

Creative Kids Corner

Friday, December 13, 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Grant Park, Kennard Nature Nook,
6588 McEwen Rd.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
CWPD employee crafting with preschool aged girl

This drop-off program features games, a story and a craft all revolving around a fun seasonal theme. Children are encouraged to wear old clothes. Ages 4 – 5.

Fridays, December 13, January 10 & February 14

Registration deadline: Sunday, December 8

Storytime Stroll

Friday, December 13, 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Bill Yeck Park, Smith House,
2230 E. Centerville Station Road
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
adult reading book to group of children outside

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

Registration deadline: 48 hours in advance

Decoy Art: Clay Ornament Workshop

Friday, December 13, 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Bill Yeck Park, Smith House,
2230 E. Centerville Station Road
Centerville, OH 45459 United States

Little artists will decorate their own wrapping paper, and create two 3D clay holiday ornaments! Artists will choose from a variety of glaze colors to paint their ornaments. Ages 7 – 10.

Registration deadline: Friday, December 6

Winter Hiking Club

Saturday, December 14, 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Forest Field Park,
2100 E. Centerville Station Rd.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
four adults walking in snow at Grant Park

Get motivated to interact with nature on these guided hikes around CWPD! Different topics will be addressed each week. Individuals attending three or more hikes will receive a Winter Hiking Club patch. This is a “Tools to Trek” program. All ages.

Saturdays: December 14, 21, January 11, 18, February 8, 15 (locations vary for each hike)

The Rock Cycle

Saturday, December 14, 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
Grant Park,
501 Normandy Ridge Rd.
Centerville, OH United States
boy in winter coat and hat holding rock

After learning how igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rock types are formed, we will take a hike so you can collect some rocking treasures! Begin your rock collection by learning about. Registered family members will receive a collection box for their rocks. This is a “Tools to Trek” program.

Registration deadline: 48 hours in advance

AccessAbility: Mammal Mania

Sunday, December 15, 1:00 p.m.-2:15 p.m.
Bill Yeck Park, Smith House,
2230 E. Centerville Station Road
Centerville, OH 45459 United States

Learn about Ohio’s active and “sleeping” mammals during this interactive program. We will start indoors and learn about mammals through show and tell sensory experiences. Then, we will hit the paved path to look for signs of winter wildlife. This is a “Tools for Trek” program. All ages.

Registration deadline: 48 hours in advance

Knitting in Nature Jr.

Wednesday, December 18, 3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Activity Center Park,
221 N. Main St.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States

Knitting is a great activity to calm the mind and relax — whether you are outside on a park bench or relaxing by the fire during winter break. We will use natural fibers to learn the basics of knitting. Begin a scarf to wear all winter long! All supplies for the project are included. Ages 9 — 17.

Registration deadline: 48 hours in advance

Knitting in Nature

Wednesday, December 18, 5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Activity Center Park,
221 N. Main St.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States

Knitting is a great activity to calm the mind and relax — whether you are outside on a park bench or relaxing by the fire during winter break. We will use natural fibers to learn the basics of knitting. Begin a scarf to wear all winter long! All supplies for the project are included. Ages 18 and up.

Registration deadline: 48 hours in advance

Preschool Nature Series: Sleeping Insects

Thursday, December 19, 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Bill Yeck Park,
7893 Wilmington-Dayton Road
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
preschool boy looking at acorn

Did you know that decaying logs are warm, safe havens for insects and other mini-beasts? We will investigate these little habitats and count how many hibernators we see! Ages 3 – 5 with adult companion.

Registration deadline: 48 hours in advance

Ugly Sweater DIY Night

Thursday, December 19, 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Activity Center Park,
221 N. Main St.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States

Friday, December 20 is National Ugly Sweater Day! Clean out your craft supplies and bring them to create a fun sweater! Bring leftover pom poms, felt, fabric, bells and more to create a new festive ugly sweater to celebrate the season! Participants should bring their own sweater, shirt or sweatshirt. Additional supplies will be provided as well as light refreshments!

Intergenerational Series: Grand Gifts

Friday, December 20, 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Grant Park, Kennard Nature Nook,
6588 McEwen Rd.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
grandmother and granddaughter looking at paper

Grandchildren will enjoy stories and will make holiday crafts to take home and give to parents, teachers or friends — all with help from grandma and/or grandpa! Ages 3 – 6 with grandparent(s).

Registration deadline: Friday, December 13

Intergenerational Series: Grand Gifts

Friday, December 20, 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
Grant Park, Kennard Nature Nook,
6588 McEwen Rd.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
Intergenerational Series

Grandchildren will enjoy stories and will make holiday crafts to take home and give to parents, teachers or friends — all with help from grandma and/or grandpa! Ages 3 – 6 with grandparent(s).

Registration deadline: Friday, December 13