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May 2020

Painting in the Landscape

Friday, May 1, 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Bill Yeck Park, Smith House,
2230 E. Centerville Station Road
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
woman holding painting of Grant Park

Join a local artist from Decoy Art Center for an evening on the covered deck learning the art of “en plein air” painting or “Painting in the Landscape”. Enjoy fresh air and the calming sights of the park’s prairie. Ages 18 and up.

Registration deadline: Monday, April 27

Storytime Yoga

Saturday, May 2, 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Donnybrook Park,
6161 Donnybrook Dr.
Dayton, OH 45459 United States
Mommy & Me: Storytime Yoga

Join certified Color Me Yoga Instructor, Megan Pooler, for this fun parent and child yoga program geared toward 3- to 6-year-olds (older and younger siblings welcome). Yoga session will include breathing techniques, games, simple yoga poses and a craft. Yoga mats provided. Ages 3 – 6 with adult companion.

Registration deadline: Monday, April 27

W.I.L.D. About Stories

Saturday, May 2, 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Bill Yeck Park, Smith House,
2230 E. Centerville Station Road
Centerville, OH 45459 United States

Adventure storytelling paired with a hike, activity and snack to match the theme of the story. Children will use their five senses to explore and investigate through sensory play and process art opportunities. Each month will be a different adventure storybook and is fun for the whole family! All ages.

Registration deadline: 48 hours in advance

Beginner Tai Chi Mini Session

Saturday, May 2, 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Activity Center Park,
221 N. Main St.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States

Great for stress relief, post-illness or with managing a chronic health condition. Improves coordination, balance and attention. Facilitates cardiac rehab, lowers blood pressure and helps maintain strong bones. Tai Chi is held outdoors, moving indoors for inclement weather. Ages 18 and up.

Saturdays, May 2 – 30

Homesteading Ohio

Saturday, May 2, 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Bill Yeck Park, Smith House,
2230 E. Centerville Station Road
Centerville, OH 45459 United States

Meet some of Centerville’s early founders and learn about the hardships they faced traveling to Ohio by participating in a homesteading challenge! Pack your wagons, encounter scenarios and challenges and hunt for food. Trail is approximately one mile in length on a crushed limestone path. Program start time options 2:00, 2:15 or 2:30 PM. All ages. 

Rain date: Sunday, May 3

Registration deadline: 48 hours in advance

Homesteading Ohio

Saturday, May 2, 2:15 p.m.-4:15 p.m.
Bill Yeck Park, Smith House,
2230 E. Centerville Station Road
Centerville, OH 45459 United States

Meet some of Centerville’s early founders and learn about the hardships they faced traveling to Ohio by participating in a homesteading challenge! Pack your wagons, encounter scenarios and challenges and hunt for food. Trail is approximately one mile in length on a crushed limestone path. Program start time options 2:00, 2:15 or 2:30 PM. All ages.

Rain date: Sunday, May 3

Registration deadline: 48 hours in advance

Homesteading Ohio

Saturday, May 2, 2:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Bill Yeck Park, Smith House,
2230 E. Centerville Station Road
Centerville, OH 45459 United States

Meet some of Centerville’s early founders and learn about the hardships they faced traveling to Ohio by participating in a homesteading challenge! Pack your wagons, encounter scenarios and challenges and hunt for food. Trail is approximately one mile in length on a crushed limestone path. Program start time options 2:00, 2:15 or 2:30 PM. All ages.

Rain date: Sunday, May 3

Registration deadline: 48 hours in advance

Mom and Me Wellness

Sunday, May 3, 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Grant Park, Kennard Nature Nook,
6588 McEwen Rd.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States

Take a break together by creating memories during an afternoon of calm activities. We will start with a short activity, making spa bath fizzies, and then take a wellness hike through the meadow. Learn a new DIY and relax as a family! Families with children ages 6 – 14.

Registration deadline: Monday, April 27

How to Series: Outdoor Photography

Monday, May 4, 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Grant Park, Kennard Nature Nook,
6588 McEwen Rd.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
sun coming through leaves

Taking pictures in inconsistent outdoor conditions can be tricky! Staff photographer Katie Swift will be on hand to answer questions and offer suggestions while you shoot outdoor photos in scenic Grant Park. Bring your preferred device, whether it’s an SLR, compact camera, or just your phone, all are welcome! Ages 16 and up.

Registration deadline: Friday, May 1

Intermediate Tai Chi Mini Session

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

Great for stress relief, post-illness or with managing a chronic health condition. Improves coordination, balance and attention. Facilitates cardiac rehab, lowers blood pressure and helps maintain strong bones. Tai Chi is held outdoors, moving indoors for inclement weather. Ages 18 and up.

Mondays, May 4 – 18

Early Adventures

Tuesday, May 5, 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Pleasant Hill Park,
358 Zengel Dr.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
Early Adventures

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.

Registration deadline: 48 hours in advance

Let’s Meet Up: Nature Playce

Tuesday, May 5, 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Grant Park, Mark Kreusch Nature Playce,
6588 McEwen Road
Dayton, OH 45459 United States
boy playing in hollow log

Enjoy fresh air and sunshine. Meet other parents/caregivers and their children. Explore Grant Park’s Mark Kreusch Nature Playce during this casual meet up! Staff may join in the fun and bring extra activities! All ages. 

Registration not required.

Let’s Meet Up: Nature Playce

Tuesday, May 5, 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Grant Park, Mark Kreusch Nature Playce,
6588 McEwen Road
Dayton, OH 45459 United States
boy playing in hollow log

Enjoy fresh air and sunshine. Meet other parents/caregivers and their children. Explore Grant Park’s Mark Kreusch Nature Playce during this casual meet up! Staff will occasionally join in the fun and bring extra activities! All ages.

Registration not required.

Intro to Fly Ties

Tuesday, May 5, 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Activity Center Park,
221 N. Main St.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States

Learn fly fishing ties, instructed by professionals from ReelFlyRod.com. Learn fly selection and types of materials used to perfect this art. Supplies will be provided. Ages 16 and up.

Registration deadline: Thursday, April 30

Early Adventures

Tuesday, May 5, 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Pleasant Hill Park,
358 Zengel Dr.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
Early Adventures

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.

Registration deadline: 48 hours in advance