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January 2020

Lacrosse Ball/Foam Rolling Clinic

Tuesday, January 28, 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Grant Park, Kennard Nature Nook,
6588 McEwen Rd.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States

Airrosti’s Dr. William Wright is back to teach how to manage, reduce and eliminate musculoskeletal pain through preventative self-myofascial release techniques using a foam roller and lacrosse ball. This class will focus on both upper and lower body exercises. This is beneficial for people of all ages and activity levels. Ages 16 and up.

Registration deadline: 48 hours in advance

Feeding Backyard Birds

Thursday, January 30, 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Activity Center Park,
221 N. Main St.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
Evening grosbeak photo by Cephas

Learn about the birds that live in our backyards and how to keep them happy and healthy all winter long! Each family will make three suet cake feeders to take home. All ages.

Registration deadline: 48 hours in advance

Hike With a Naturalist: Sunset Hike

Thursday, January 30, 5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Grant Park,
501 Normandy Ridge Rd.
Centerville, OH United States
sunset in the woods

Take a hike on the trails of Grant Park. We will stop at the prairie to observe the sunset before continuing into the forest to listen for owls. Ages 14 and up.

Registration deadline: 48 hours in advance

February 2020

Winter Woods Day Camp (Preschool AM)

Saturday, February 1, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Grant Park,
501 Normandy Ridge Rd.
Centerville, OH United States
young boy with hand covered in blue paint

Give your children fond winter memories! Campers will hike, participate in games and activities, make crafts, and, of course, go sledding! No snow? No problem! There are many other adventures to be found at Grant Park. Activities will be conducted indoors and out. Ages 3 – 4.

Saturdays, February 1 – 22.

Registration deadline: Friday, January 24

Winter Woods Day Camp

Saturday, February 1, 10:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Grant Park,
501 Normandy Ridge Rd.
Centerville, OH United States
young boy with hand covered in blue paint

Give your children fond winter memories! Campers will hike, participate in games and activities, make crafts, and, of course, go sledding! No snow? No problem! There are many other adventures to be found at Grant Park. Activities will be conducted indoors and out. Ages 5 – 12

Saturdays, February 1 – 22.

Registration deadline: Friday, January 24

W.I.L.D. About Stories

Saturday, February 1, 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

Winter Woods Day Camp (Preschool PM)

Saturday, February 1, 12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
Grant Park,
501 Normandy Ridge Rd.
Centerville, OH United States
young boy with hand covered in blue paint

Give your children fond winter memories! Campers will hike, participate in games and activities, make crafts, and, of course, go sledding! No snow? No problem! There are many other adventures to be found at Grant Park. Activities will be conducted indoors and out. Ages 3 – 4.

Saturdays, February 1 – 22.

Registration deadline: Friday, January 24

Choose Your Adventure Hike: Groundhog Day

Saturday, February 1, 2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Grant Park,
501 Normandy Ridge Rd.
Centerville, OH United States
groundhog at Grant Park

Your family will work together as a groundhog to navigate the year. The choices you make determine your hike directions and outcomes. Will you survive the year? Each family will get a groundhog fact sheet to help them make decisions. This is a “Tools to Trek” program. All ages.

Registration deadline: 48 hours in advance

Creature ComMOTION

Monday, February 3, 1:00 p.m.-1:45 p.m.
Grant Park, Kennard Nature Nook,
6588 McEwen Rd.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
child's feet jumping in hula hoops

Little ones will learn fascinating facts about animals from A to Z, found in our parks and around the world! Group and individual activities will be included for them to expand their social skills and be creative. They will enjoy activities, age-appropriate equipment and fun music. Ages 4 6.

Mondays, February 3 – 24

Registration deadline: Wednesday, January 29

Early Adventures

Tuesday, February 4, 10:00 a.m.-11:00 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. 

Registration deadline: 48 hours in advance

After School Yoga

Tuesday, February 4, 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Grant Park, Kennard Nature Nook,
6588 McEwen Rd.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
yoga instructor with 3 children

Come wind down after school with certified Color Me Yoga Instructor, Megan Pooler. Kids will enjoy a relaxing hour of breathing techniques, games, yoga poses and meditation. Yoga mats provided. Ages 7 – 10.

Registration deadline: 48 hours in advance

Booked for Lunch

Wednesday, February 5, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Bill Yeck Park, Smith House,
2230 E. Centerville Station Road
Centerville, OH 45459 United States

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. Ages 18 and up.

February’s Discussion: Lab Girl, by Hope Jahren

Early Adventures

Thursday, February 6, 10:00 a.m.-11:00 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. 

Registration deadline: 48 hours in advance

Intergenerational Series: Very Special Valentine

Friday, February 7, 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Grant Park, Kennard Nature Nook,
6588 McEwen Rd.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
young girl holding heart paper cut out

Grandparents will help their grandchildren make valentine cards to take home or mail to loved ones. Participants will also play games and listen to a Valentine’s Day story. Ages 3-6 with grandparent(s).

Registration deadline: Friday, January 31

Intergenerational Series: Very Special Valentine

Friday, February 7, 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
Grant Park, Kennard Nature Nook,
6588 McEwen Rd.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
Intergenerational Series

Grandparents will help their grandchildren make valentine cards to take home or mail to loved ones. Participants will also play games and listen to a Valentine’s Day story. Ages 3-6 with grandparent(s).

Registration deadline: Friday, January 31