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October 2017

Children’s Yoga Series

Wednesday, October 18, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Grant Park, Kennard Nature Nook,
6588 McEwen Rd.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
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children's yoga at the Kennard Nature Nook

Your child will balance and strengthen the body while learning yoga poses from certified Color Me Yoga Instructor, Megan Pooler.A blend of nature and exercise, children will explore the woods during the first 15 minutes of each class and finish with a quieter yoga session. All equipment is provided. (ages 5 – 8)

Wednesdays, October 18 – November 8

Haunted Trail

Wednesday, October 18, 7:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Forest Field Park,
2100 E. Centerville Station Rd.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
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Haunted Trail

The ghosts, ghouls and zombies haunt the trails Bill Yeck and Forest Field Parks for two nights every October! On this fun-filled evening you will be guided through the scary forest. Attendees are encouraged to bring canned goods/nonperishable food items to be donated to local food banks. (children 7 and under not admitted)

Registration is not required.

SWAT Fit Gym

Saturday, October 21, 8:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m.
Oak Grove Park,
1790 E. Social Row Rd.
Centerville, OH 45458 United States
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SWAT, Dayton’s first mobile fitness experience, is bringing its Specialized Workouts And Training to the park! These 90-minute fitness events focus on functional training and group exercise that is challenging and fun! Each 90-minute session combines the park environment with training equipment for a complete full-body workout. All SWAT trainings are programmed and instructed by Maurice Harris.

Saturdays, October 21, November 4 & 18

Intermediate Tai Chi

Saturday, October 21, 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Grant Park, Kennard Nature Nook,
6588 McEwen Rd.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
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Continuing to develop Tai Chi and Qigong principles moving from Tai Chi Easy into Dr. Roger Jahnke’s Integral Tai Chi Form.

Saturdays, October 21 – November 18

Yoga in the Park

Monday, October 23, 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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Yoga in the Park

Method Yoga Studio’s Megan Lees leads these yoga classes for all levels. Classes include warm up, breath work, standing poses, flowing poses and end with relaxation.  Please bring a yoga mat and water.

Mondays, October 23 – December 4

Mini Movers

Monday, October 23, 1:00 p.m.-1:45 p.m.
Grant Park, Kennard Nature Nook,
6588 McEwen Rd.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
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Mini Movers

Your “mini movers” will enjoy activities with an alphabet theme, age-appropriate equipment and fun music. They will learn movements that assist in motor development and rhythmic skills. Both group and individual activities will be included for them to expand their social skills and be creative. All children must wear comfortable clothing and tennis shoes. (ages 4 – 5)

Mondays and Wednesdays, October 23 – November 8

Preschool Nature Series: Insect-igations

Wednesday, October 25, 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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Preschool Nature Series

Let’s take a closer look at insects in our parks! We will catch insects and learn what makes them so interesting! Hike takes place on a natural trail. Strollers are not recommended. (ages 3 – 5 with adult companion)

Preschool Nature Series: Insect-igations

Thursday, October 26, 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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Preschool Nature Series

Let’s take a closer look at insects in our parks! We will catch insects and learn what makes them so interesting! Hike takes place on a natural trail. Strollers are not recommended. (ages 3 – 5 with adult companion)

Preschool Nature Series: Insect-igations

Thursday, October 26, 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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Preschool Nature Series

Let’s take a closer look at insects in our parks! We will catch insects and learn what makes them so interesting! Hike takes place on a natural trail. Strollers are not recommended. (ages 3-5 with adult companion)

Adult Crafting Club

Thursday, October 26, 6:30 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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Who says crafting fun is only for children? Let your creativity blossom while you learn new skills creating a different craft each week — from glass etching to cross-stitching. All materials will be provided.

Thursdays, October 26 – November 16

Dressed to the K-Nines

Friday, October 27, 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Oak Grove Park,
1790 E. Social Row Rd.
Centerville, OH 45458 United States
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2016 first place winners of Dressed to the K-9s

Halloween hoopla glitz and glamour will be in full effect as your four-legged friends strut down the red carpet runway in their Halloween costumes! Owner and pet costume duos strongly encouraged. First, second and third place winners for best costume. Spectators and paparazzi welcome! Hot dogs available for purchase from Dogs for Dogs!

Family Nature Play: Orienteering Scavenger Hunt

Saturday, October 28, 1:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Grant Park,
501 Normandy Ridge Drive
Centerville, OH United States
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After a lesson on how to use a compass, your family will test their skills and knowledge of Grant Park by competing in a scavenger hunt. Trail is approximately one-mile in length over uneven terrain.

Hold Your Horses

Sunday, October 29, 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Therapeutic Riding Institute,
5224 Dearth Rd.
Springboro, OH 45066 United States
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Love horses? We’ve got you covered! We’re partnering with the Therapeutic Riding Institute to offer therapeutic and fun inclusionary equestrian experiences for individuals with special physical, cognitive, emotional and/or psychological needs and their family members. Working with trained volunteers and certified staff, participants learn to groom and lead specially trained horses, tackle an obstacle course with their horse and play games. Participants will leave feeling empowered having learned new skills and made new friends! (ages 13 and up)

November 2017

SWAT Fit Gym

Saturday, November 4, 8:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m.
Oak Grove Park,
1790 E. Social Row Rd.
Centerville, OH 45458 United States
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SWAT, Dayton’s first mobile fitness experience, is bringing its Specialized Workouts And Training to the park! These 90-minute fitness events focus on functional training and group exercise that is challenging and fun! Each 90-minute session combines the park environment with training equipment for a complete full-body workout. All SWAT trainings are programmed and instructed by Maurice Harris.

Saturdays, November 4 & 18

Early Adventures

Tuesday, November 7, 10:00 a.m.-10:45 a.m.
Grant Park, Kennard Nature Nook,
6588 McEwen Rd.
Centerville, OH 45459 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! (birth – 4 years with adult companion)