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September 2019

Chat with a Naturalist: Bat-tastic

Monday, September 16, 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Rec West Enrichment Center,
965 Miamisburg-Centerville Road
Centerville, OH
little brown bat

Bats are very helpful creatures to have in our habitats. Learn how they survive the harsh Ohio winters and help keep an ecosystem in balance. (ages 18 and up)

Registration is not required.

Glass Fusing: Wind Chime

Monday, September 16, 6:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Park Operations Building,
354 Congress Park Dr.
Dayton, OH 45459 United States
glass fusing wind chime

During this two-session class, you’ll create a beautiful wind chime! Choose your own theme and colors. During the first class, we’ll create the glass work and in the second class, we’ll string it together. The top portion of the chime is an 8-inch circle. Participants must be able to attend both sessions. (ages 16 and up)

Mondays, September 16 & 23

The Art of Sprouting

Monday, September 16, 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Bill Yeck Park, Smith House,
2230 E. Centerville Station Road
Centerville, OH 45459 United States

We’ll discuss the nutritional benefits of adding sprouts to your meals and show you how to use them in cooking/meal preparation. You can taste several different types of sprouts and learn the ease of growing your own. Sprouting jars and lids will be available for purchase. (ages 16 and up)

Art & Imagination

Tuesday, September 17, 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Grant Park, Kennard Nature Nook,
6588 McEwen Rd.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
Art & Imagination

Does your child love art time? This drop-off program is designed to give your child an opportunity to get creative by trying new art techniques and designing a unique project based on a monthly theme. (ages 6 – 8)

Tuesdays, September 17, October 15 & November 12

AccessAbility: Trail Sense

Wednesday, September 18, 6:00 p.m.
Bill Yeck Park, Smith House,
2230 E. Centerville Station Road
Centerville, OH 45459 United States

Hike the paved path to sense all the signs of summer’s departure and fall’s arrival! We will provide tools and equipment to help us with our nature discoveries! This is a “Tools to Trek” program. (all ages)

Preschool Nature Series: Water Babies

Wednesday, September 18, 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Bill Yeck Park, Rooks Mill Entrance,
8798 Rooks Mill Ln
Dayton, OH 45458 United States
Preschool Nature Series: Water Babies

Many insects start their lives in the water before transforming into terrestrial adults. We will explore the creek habitat looking for these water babies and other creatures that share their space. Close-toed shoes required. (ages 3 – 5 with adult companion) All children must be accompanied by an adult in the creek.

Preschool Nature Series: Water Babies

Thursday, September 19, 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Bill Yeck Park, Rooks Mill Entrance,
8798 Rooks Mill Ln
Dayton, OH 45458 United States
Preschool Nature Series: Water Babies

Many insects start their lives in the water before transforming into terrestrial adults. We will explore the creek habitat looking for these water babies and other creatures that share their space. Close-toed shoes required. (ages 3 – 5 with adult companion) All children must be accompanied by an adult in the creek.

Around the World

Thursday, September 19, 3:45 p.m.-5:45 p.m.
Grant Park, Kennard Nature Nook,
6588 McEwen Rd.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
Around the World

Children journey to a different country on the third Thursday of each month to learn about the geography, plants, animals, people and customs. They will sample the food of each culture. Children will immerse themselves in places and lives completely different from their own. (ages 8 – 10)

Third Thursdays, September 19 – May 21

Cell Phone Tips and Tricks for Kiddo Photography

Thursday, September 19, 5:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Bill Yeck Park, Smith House,
2230 E. Centerville Station Road
Centerville, OH 45459 United States

It can be tricky to get great pictures of your kids while they’re on the move. Professional photographers Heidi and Ben will teach you the fundamentals of photography, how to work with your kiddos, and help you discover your style. (ages 18 and up)

Preschool Nature Series: Water Babies

Thursday, September 19, 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Bill Yeck Park, Rooks Mill Entrance,
8798 Rooks Mill Ln
Dayton, OH 45458 United States
Preschool Nature Series: Water Babies

Many insects start their lives in the water before transforming into terrestrial adults. We will explore the creek habitat looking for these water babies and other creatures that share their space. Close-toed shoes required. (ages 3 – 5 with adult companion) All children must be accompanied by an adult in the creek.

Ales & Tails

Friday, September 20, 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Oak Grove Park,
1790 E. Social Row Rd.
Centerville, OH 45458 United States
Ales & Tails

Calling all dogs and dog lovers! Grab a Eudora Brewery beer, participate in fun dog-themed activities, and check out local pet services! Food will be available for purchase from Craves food truck. Beer wristband sales will benefit SICSA.

Rain date: Friday, September 27

Registration is not required.

Creeks, Rivers, Oceans, Oh My!

Saturday, September 21, 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Bill Yeck Park, Smith House,
2230 E. Centerville Station Road
Centerville, OH 45459 United States

Children will learn about the wildlife in our creeks, rivers and oceans! They will listen to stories about these aquatic creatures and learn about the importance of helping them by recycling and keeping trash out of our waterways. Children will create artwork using recycled materials. (ages 5 – 8)

Movie Party in the Park: Incredibles 2

Saturday, September 21, 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Iron Horse Park,
6161 Millshire Dr.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
Incredibles 2

Enjoy an evening of entertainment! Bounce houses, games, crafts and fun on the playground. Claim a spot in the grass with a picnic blanket dinner, or have the professionals from a local food truck cook for you. Then settle in under the stars — the movie will begin at approximately 7:30 p.m.

Tiny Picnic: Mini Foods Created in Clay

Monday, September 23, 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Oak Creek South Park,
790 Miamisburg-Centerville Rd.
Centerville, OH 45458 United States

During this two part class, participants will make tiny picnic foods out of real clay and then paint them! Projects can be taken home after the second class. (ages 11 – 15)

Mondays, September 23 & 30

Zumba Wake-up Workout

Tuesday, September 24, 7:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m.
Grant Park, Kennard Nature Nook,
6588 McEwen Rd.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States

Morning exercise has amazing benefits for the body. It jump starts your metabolism, allowing you to blast fat throughout the day. Taught by a certified Zumba fitness instructor, this morning exercise program is a blend of Zumba and a full-body resistance band workout. (ages 18 and up)

Tuesdays, September 24 – November 12