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April 2018

Getting Out & Enjoying Nature! (GOEN)

Thursday, April 26, 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Forest Field Park,
2100 E. Centerville Station Rd.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
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We are GOEN! Tour our local nature spots with the Park District and the Washington Township Recreation Center. The naturalist will address seasonal happenings on this slow-paced walk. (ages 16 and up)

Ruck Packing

Friday, April 27, 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Bill Yeck Park, Smith House,
2230 E. Centerville Station Road
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
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Take your hiking to a new level! Ruck hikes include short bursts of periodic exercises such as squats, crawling drills and partner drills. Vary the intensity by adjusting the weight in your ruck pack. Weights are not required to participate but will increase the workload to make your hike a more challenging experience.

Strollers in Motion Boot Camp

Saturday, April 28, 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Iron Horse Park,
6161 Millshire Dr.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
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Strollers in Motion at Schoolhouse Park

This Boot Camp version of SIM will incorporate circuit training and station exercises. Move at your own pace and comfort level. Strollers in Motion Boot Camp is an awesome way to get fit, meet new people and have fun with your little ones! And, after some classes, special activities will be planned for the children!

Saturdays, April 28 – May 26

Past and Present History Hike: Normandy Farms

Saturday, April 28, 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
Grant Park,
501 Normandy Ridge Drive
Centerville, OH United States
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Grant Park

Centerville-Washington History teams up with the Park District to offer a glimpse into Grant Park’s past! Historical Society experts will share about Normandy Farms and the naturalist will point out the present flora and fauna. (Recommended for families with children ages 5 and up)

May 2018

Early Adventures

Tuesday, May 1, 10:00 a.m.-10:45 a.m.
Holes Creek Park,
8575 Yankee Street
Dayton, OH 45458 United States
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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 – 3 years with adult companion)

Early Adventures

Tuesday, May 1, 6:00 p.m.-6:45 p.m.
Holes Creek Park,
8575 Yankee Street
Dayton, OH 45458 United States
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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 – 3 years with adult companion)

Adult Archery Basics

Wednesday, May 2, 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Oak Grove Park,
1790 E. Social Row Rd.
Centerville, OH 45458 United States
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Five-week course designed for individuals with little or no archery experience. Instructors begin with basics and progress through a series of skills and techniques to improve accuracy and ability. All equipment, featuring Mathews Genesis bows, will be provided. Each week additional aspects of archery highlighted, including different types of bows and targets. Games and mini-competitions keep practices exciting! (ages 18 and up)

Wednesdays, May 2 – 30

Garden-ology

Thursday, May 3, 4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Bill Yeck Park, Smith House,
2230 E. Centerville Station Road
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
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During this program, your child will learn how gardens can help both people and wildlife! Each week, we will learn about different native plants and their care. Students will bring these plants home to establish their very own pollinator-friendly gardens! (ages 9 – 12)

Thursdays, May 3 – 17

Early Adventures

Thursday, May 3, 6:00 p.m.-6:45 p.m.
Holes Creek Park,
8575 Yankee Street
Dayton, OH 45458 United States
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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 – 3 years with adult companion)

Intergenerational Series: Smiles and Sunshine

Friday, May 4, 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Grant Park, Kennard Nature Nook,
6588 McEwen Rd.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
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Intergenerational Smiles and Sunshine

Grandparents and grandchildren will work together to create crafts that celebrate the beginning of sunny weather! We will read a sunny story and play a game. (ages 3 – 6 with grandparent(s))

Intergenerational Series: Smiles and Sunshine

Friday, May 4, 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
Grant Park, Kennard Nature Nook,
6588 McEwen Rd.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
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Intergenerational Smiles and Sunshine

Grandparents and grandchildren will work together to create crafts that celebrate the beginning of sunny weather! We will read a sunny story and play a game. (ages 3 – 6 with grandparent(s)

Intergenerational Series: Smiles and Sunshine

Friday, May 4, 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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Intergenerational Smiles and Sunshine

Grandparents and grandchildren will work together to create crafts that celebrate the beginning of sunny weather! We will read a sunny story and play a game. (ages 3 – 6 with grandparent(s))

Cinco de Mayo Friends and Family Hike

Saturday, May 5, 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Forest Field Park,
2100 E. Centerville Station Rd.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
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Family hike at Forest Field Park

Let’s celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a morning hike in Forest Field Park! This is the second friends and family hike of the 2018 series! Bring family and friends together for fun and exercise in the great outdoors. Please dress for trails that may be muddy in spots and bring water. (rain date: Sunday, May 6)

Glass from the Past with the Dayton Diggers

Saturday, May 5, 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
Bill Yeck Park, Smith House,
2230 E. Centerville Station Road
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
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Dayton Diggers glass from the past

History is still being unearthed! We are excited to have Steve Greene of the Dayton Diggers discussing his collection of vintage soda bottles from the Dayton area. Topics will include digging for bottles, local bottlers and how to date bottles you have found. (ages 14 and up)

Meadow Meditation

Monday, May 7, 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Bill Yeck Park, Smith House,
2230 E. Centerville Station Road
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
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Experience the relaxation of outdoor meditation. We will work on simple meditations, based on ancient Japanese principals that will help you become more grounded and centered in your daily life. This four-week class will help you establish your own at-home daily routine and become more connected to nature. (ages 14 and up)

Mondays, May 7 – 28