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December 2017

Gingerbread Parks Decorating Party

Thursday, December 14, 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Bill Yeck Park, Smith House,
2230 E. Centerville Station Road
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
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Some people build gingerbread houses. We build gingerbread parks! All materials provided for this family program. (ages 6 and up)

Women’s Self Defense Part I

Saturday, December 16, 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
Grant Park, Kennard Nature Nook,
6588 McEwen Rd.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
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Whether running trails by yourself or walking to the car from the mall, knowing how to properly defend yourself is vital to your safety. Valor Martial Arts will teach skills and confidence to avoid or respond to violent encounters. This workshop is for women and taught by women. Learn effective techniques through presentation and hands-on drills based on real-world scenarios. (ages 16 and up)

Family Nature Play: Trail Games

Saturday, December 16, 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
Grant Park,
501 Normandy Ridge Drive
Centerville, OH United States
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Outdoor exploration and play are important for raising happier, healthier and smarter children. It’s not bad for adults either! Let’s have fun exploring and playing in nature as a family. During our nature hike, we will play some trail favorites, including flash flood and thicket!

After School Recess

Tuesday, December 19, 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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After School Recess

Summer Recreation Program in winter! Send your children dressed for the cold, snowy weather so they can play games outside. We will also play games and get crafty indoors. (ages 6 – 11)

Tuesdays, December 19, January 23 & February 27

Nature Holiday Card Making

Tuesday, December 19, 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Grant Park, Kennard Nature Nook,
6588 McEwen Rd.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
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During this crafty evening, you will make holiday cards inspired by nature to send to your loved ones! (ages 16 and up)

Wake-up Workout

Thursday, December 21, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Grant Park, Kennard Nature Nook,
6588 McEwen Rd.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
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Morning exercise has amazing benefits for the body. It jump starts your metabolism, allowing you to blast fat throughout the day. Taught by Tabra Bilbrey, a certified fitness instructor and personal trainer, this morning boot camp is the only wake-up call you’ll need. Bring water and a towel, all other equipment provided. (ages 16 and up)

Thursdays, December 21 – February 22

Preschool Nature Series: Star Light, Star Bright

Thursday, December 21, 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Bill Yeck Park, Smith House,
2230 E. Centerville Station Road
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
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Stars are up there day and night! We will learn what stars are, hear star stories, and take a hike to learn about different star pictures in the sky! Will you be able to find your own star picture? Hike takes place on a natural trail. Strollers are not recommended. (ages 3-5 with adult companion)

Around the World

Thursday, December 21, 3:45 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Grant Park, Kennard Nature Nook,
6588 McEwen Rd.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
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Brought back by popular demand! Children will “journey” to a different county each month to learn about the country’s geography, plants, animals, customs and food! Food samples will be provided. (ages 8 – 10)

Thursdays, December 21, January 18 & February 15

Preschool Nature Series: Star Light, Star Bright

Thursday, December 21, 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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Stars are up there day and night! We will learn what stars are, hear star stories, and take a hike to learn about different star pictures in the sky! Will you be able to find your own star picture? Hike takes place on a natural trail. Strollers are not recommended. (ages 3-5 with adult companion)

Jingle Bell Rec

Saturday, December 23, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Bill Yeck Park, Smith House,
2230 E. Centerville Station Road
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
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Jingle Bell Rec

School’s out and brrr … it’s cold outside! Come inside the cozy Smith House for a variety of fun activities. We will have crafts, games, a nature walk, and a Zumba session led by a certified Zumba Kids + Kids Jr. instructor. (ages 5 – 12)

Jingle Bell Rec

Saturday, December 23, 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Bill Yeck Park, Smith House,
2230 E. Centerville Station Road
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
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Jingle Bell Rec

School’s out and brrr … it’s cold outside! Come inside the cozy Smith House for a variety of fun activities. We will have crafts, games, a nature walk, and a Zumba session led by a certified Zumba Kids + Kids Jr. instructor. (ages 5 – 12)

January 2018

Early Adventures

Tuesday, January 2 2018, 10:00 a.m.-10:45 a.m.
Holes Creek Park,
8575 Yankee Street
Dayton, OH 45458 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! (birth – 3 years with adult companion)

Mobility Clinic

Wednesday, January 3 2018, 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 Airrosti’s Dr. William Wright and Kaitlyn Pendergast to learn how to help manage, reduce and eliminate pain through preventative muscle activation exercises, self-myofascial release techniques and stretching. This class will benefit anyone who is suffering through chronic pain or injury, every day aches and pains, or anyone looking to prevent injuries and pain. (ages 16 and up)

Early Adventures

Thursday, January 4 2018, 10:00 a.m.-10:45 a.m.
Holes Creek Park,
8575 Yankee Street
Dayton, OH 45458 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! (birth – 3 years with adult companion)

Winter-Style Campfire Sing-Along

Friday, January 5 2018, 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Grant Park, Kennard Nature Nook,
6588 McEwen Rd.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
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Join us for a cozy evening singing fun songs around the fireplace! We will make a campfire craft and enjoy a camp-style snack! (ages 5 – 8)