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June 2019

Creek Week: Caring for Our Creeks

Wednesday, June 19, 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Grant Park, Kennard Nature Nook,
6588 McEwen Rd.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
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baby creeking at Grant Park

How can you help take care of our creeks in your daily life? Learn to prevent runoff and teach others how delicate creek habitats are!

Creek Week: The Hidden Gem

Thursday, June 20, 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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child building a boat at the Nature Playce

This spot is worth the hike! We will hike to a special place along the creek for creek exploration and play. Build a boat, splash, search for creatures or just relax! Please come prepared for a hike. Approximate hiking distance will be ¾ mile on a natural trail. Trail is not stroller-friendly.

First Aid & Dangerous Plant ID for Dog Owners

Thursday, June 20, 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Bill Yeck Park, Rooks Mill Entrance,
8798 Rooks Mill Ln
Dayton, OH 45458 United States
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close up of dog on leash at Holes Creek Park

What if your dog gets an injury while walking on the trail? Are the mushrooms growing in your yard safe for dogs? Wagtown® will share recommended basic dog first-aid tips and simple remedies for common dog injuries. We will teach you what plant and fungus species dogs should avoid. Dogs must be friendly with dogs and people, vaccinated, licensed, and under control of the owner/handler. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.

Family Camping

Friday, June 21, 5:30 p.m.-Saturday, June 22, 9:00 a.m.
Bill Yeck Park, Smith House,
2230 E. Centerville Station Road
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
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Preschool Nature Series Try Camping

Families are invited to camp at the Smith House! You bring the tents and gear, and we’ll supply the food! Pitch your tent, roast hot dogs and marshmallows, play games, and participate in other camp activities!

Adapted Action Day

Saturday, June 22, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Oak Grove Park,
1790 E. Social Row Rd.
Centerville, OH 45458 United States
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archery at Adapted Action Day

Children with special needs and their families are invited to network with other families while enjoying recreational activities for all abilities! Participate in archery, kickball, tee-ball, fishing, sidewalk chalk, biking, and various small games and crafts! Come out and play!

Hike and Sketch

Saturday, June 22, 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Bill Yeck Park, Smith House,
2230 E. Centerville Station Road
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
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Join local artist Andrew Dailey for an outdoor drawing session. Get inspired while casually hiking through Bill Yeck Park. Participants will make a few stops along the way to draw the beautiful surroundings. Basic drawing materials available for use or bring your own preferred drawing supplies. (ages 16 and up)

Bike Centerville Community Ride

Sunday, June 23, 4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Schoolhouse Park,
1875 Nutt Rd.
Dayton, OH 45458 United States
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man on bicycle on Holes Creek Trail

Take advantage of this opportunity to explore Centerville and Washington Township by bicycle. The ride will be led by trained and experienced bike leaders and will help you learn routes to shopping, parks and more! Rides will be an easy-paced 10 to 15 miles that start and end at a park. (ages 18 and up)

Adventure Camp B

Monday, June 24, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Grant Park, Kennard Nature Nook,
6588 McEwen Rd.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
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teen boy shooting bow and arrow, archery

Combine outdoor adventure and nature education with this week-long camp at various parks throughout Centerville and Washington Township. Adventure Camp includes hiking, archery, games, survival challenges and an overnight. All campers receive a t-shirt. Camp is held at various locations throughout the week. (ages 10 – 12)

June 24 – 29

Hidden Meadows Day Camp: Wonderful Water Fun

Monday, June 24, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Grant Park,
501 Normandy Ridge Rd.
Centerville, OH United States
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Two children playing in Holes Creek, Hidden Meadows Day Camp

How many ways can we use water to have a good time? Games, crafts, exploring, mixing and creating! (ages 5 -12) (a.m. and all day option available)

June 24 – June 28

Bike Centerville Community Ride

Monday, June 24, 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Schoolhouse Park,
1875 Nutt Rd.
Dayton, OH 45458 United States
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man on bicycle on Holes Creek Trail

Take advantage of this opportunity to explore Centerville and Washington Township by bicycle. The ride will be led by trained and experienced bike leaders and will help you learn routes to shopping, parks and more! Rides will be an easy-paced 10 to 15 miles that start and end at a park. (ages 18 and up)

EarthJOY Tree Climb

Tuesday, June 25, 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
Green Park,
6661 Green Park Dr.
Dayton, OH 45459 United States
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Connect to nature in a unique way by climbing the beautiful white oak at Green Park! Certified instructors from EarthJOY Tree Climbing will assist you in swinging from branches or climbing as high as possible! (ages 5 and up)

Teen Pickleball Clinic

Wednesday, June 26, 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Activity Center Park,
221 N. Main St.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
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Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in America! This racquet sport combines elements of badminton, tennis and table tennis. Each clinic will include warm-up drills and a cool down. Equipment is provided. Students will develop dinking shots, ground strokes, serving techniques and will learn how to score the game. (ages 12 – 15)

Getting Out & Enjoying Nature! (GOEN)

Thursday, June 27, 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Oak Creek South Park,
790 Miamisburg-Centerville Rd.
Centerville, OH 45458 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 18 and up)

Schoolhouse Safari

Friday, June 28, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Schoolhouse Park,
1875 Nutt Rd.
Dayton, OH 45458 United States
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child in animal mask

The animals have taken over the park! Play a variety of games and make an animal-themed craft! Jump like an African antelope in the bounce house! Refreshments from Kona Ice will be available for purchase.

Registration is not required.

Nocturnal Nature Series: Nature’s Fireworks

Friday, June 28, 9:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
Grant Park,
501 Normandy Ridge Rd.
Centerville, OH United States
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Enjoy a glittering hike with a naturalist as we learn about lightning beetles and how we can protect them.