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March 2017

Green Cleaning: Making Supplies that are Good for You and the Earth

Tuesday, March 28, 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Grant Park, Kennard Nature Nook,
6588 McEwen Rd.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
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Get ready for environmentally-friendly spring cleaning! Learn how to make your own cleaning supplies from natural products. Many essential oils can kill bacteria very effectively and can clean counters, bathrooms, floors, etc. Save money and feel good about reducing chemical contamination! You will make a few products to take home! (ages 18 and up)

Preschool Nature Series: How They Fly

Wednesday, March 29, 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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This month we are taking a look at things with wings! We will investigate how wings help different animals fly and take a hike to look for wings in nature. Hike takes place on a natural trail; strollers are not recommended. (ages 3 – 5 with adult companion)

Preschool Nature Series: How They Fly

Thursday, March 30, 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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This month we are taking a look at things with wings! We will investigate how wings help different animals fly and take a hike to look for wings in nature. Hike takes place on a natural trail; strollers are not recommended. (ages 3 – 5 with adult companion)

Preschool Nature Series: How They Fly

Thursday, March 30, 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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This month we are taking a look at things with wings! We will investigate how wings help different animals fly and take a hike to look for wings in nature. Hike takes place on a natural trail; strollers are not recommended. (ages 3 – 5 with adult companion)

April 2017

Intro to Knitting: Organic Cotton Washcloth

Saturday, April 1, 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Grant Park, Kennard Nature Nook,
6588 McEwen Rd.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
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knit organic cotton washcloth

Have you always wanted to learn to knit but thought it was too complicated? Centerville’s new yarn shop, Centerville Knit & Crochet, will break it down for you! Learn to cast on, make a knit stitch and bind off, while you make an organic cotton washcloth for any number of uses around the house! No prior skill needed. Class size will be small to offer plenty of one-on-one help! All materials provided and yours to keep. (ages 16 and up)

Stroller Strength

Monday, April 3, 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Schoolhouse Park,
1875 Nutt Rd.
Dayton, OH 45458 United States
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An invigorating morning exercise session for caregivers — while the children relax in strollers! Cardiovascular exercise, upper and lower body resistance training and a cool-down stretch is included in each session. Make friends, exercise and no need to pay for childcare!

Mondays & Thursdays, April 3 – May 25

Early Adventures

Tuesday, April 4, 6:00 p.m.-6:45 p.m.
Bill Yeck Park, Smith House,
2230 E. Centerville Station Road
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
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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)

Inclusive Family Music

Tuesday, April 4, 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Grant Park, Kennard Nature Nook,
6588 McEwen Rd.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
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A music-making experience! Sessions led by a board-certified music therapist. Specially designed to be inclusive, all ability levels are welcome and families with special needs children are encouraged to join. We’ll enjoy movement to music while exploring emotional wellness, social skills, creativity and cognitive and physical development. (recommended for families with children ages 6 – 11)

Tuesdays, April 4 – May 9

Booked for Lunch

Wednesday, April 5, 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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April Discussion: Maiden Flight: A Novel, by Harry Haskell

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.

Early Adventures

Thursday, April 6, 6:00 p.m.-6:45 p.m.
Bill Yeck Park, Smith House,
2230 E. Centerville Station Road
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
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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)

Flashlight Egg Hunt

Friday, April 7, 8:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Schoolhouse Park,
1875 Nutt Rd.
Dayton, OH 45458 United States
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An adults-only egg hunt in the dark! Race to collect as many eggs as possible — some eggs are filled with more than candy! Goodies may include gift certificates to local restaurants, stores, movie theaters and more! Before the hunt begins, enjoy games and music. PA’s Pork food truck will be there if you want to grab some dinner! You must be registered to participate. Choose 8:45 p.m. or 9:00 p.m. hunt start time. (ages 18 and up) (Rain date is Saturday, April 8)

Tennis Leagues

Sunday, April 9, 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Join a Park District tennis league and play tennis in the parks this spring! Several levels of play allow opportunities for all abilities. All leagues are 10 weeks long. League schedules and rules are mailed out prior to league play. (ages 18 and up)

Outdoor Explorers

Monday, April 10, 4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Grant Park,
501 Normandy Ridge Drive
Centerville, OH United States
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Outdoor play is vital to child development and well-being. Children will learn about nature and the outdoors. Activities include discovery, challenges and games. Send them prepared for outdoor play! (ages 9 – 12)

Mondays, April 10 – May 15

Fit Mixx

Tuesday, April 11, 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Schoolhouse Park,
1875 Nutt Rd.
Dayton, OH 45458 United States
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A boot camp style class that includes a mix of cardiovascular and strength training exercises and drills. Breathe fresh air, soak in vitamin D and work up a sweat! Exercise equipment is provided for all participants. Tuesdays & Fridays, April 11 – May 26.

Teddy Bear Picnic

Tuesday, April 11, 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Oak Creek South Park,
790 Miamisburg-Centerville Rd.
Centerville, OH 45458 United States
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Teddy Bear Picnic

Bring all your fuzzy friends out for a family picnic! There will be a variety of fun activities including a craft station and a special story time. Food will be available for purchase from Underdog Mobile Café or families are welcome to bring a picnic of their own.