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March 2019

Creative Kids Corner

Friday, March 8, 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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Creative Kids Corner

This drop-off program features games, a story, and a craft all revolving around a fun seasonal theme. Children are encouraged to wear old clothes. (ages 4 – 5)

Fridays, March 8, April 12 & May 10

Yoga in the Park

Saturday, March 9, 7:45 a.m.-8:45 a.m.
Grant Park, Kennard Nature Nook,
6588 McEwen Rd.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
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yoga

Method 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.

Saturdays, March 9 – April 13

Yoga in the Park

Saturday, March 9, 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Grant Park, Kennard Nature Nook,
6588 McEwen Rd.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
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yoga

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.

Saturdays, March 9 – April 13

All About Amphibians Family Workshop

Saturday, March 9, 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Bill Yeck Park, Smith House,
2230 E. Centerville Station Road
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
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Amphibians will be out and about soon! During this workshop, families will learn the characteristics and behaviors of this group of animals. There will be hands-on activities and lessons as well as a special presentation with live amphibians by Arrowhead Reptile Rescue. This program will take place both indoors and outdoors.

All About Amphibians Family Workshop

Saturday, March 9, 2:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Bill Yeck Park, Smith House,
2230 E. Centerville Station Road
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
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Amphibians will be out and about soon! During this workshop, families will learn the characteristics and behaviors of this group of animals. There will be hands-on activities and lessons as well as a special presentation with live amphibians by Arrowhead Reptile Rescue. This program will take place both indoors and outdoors.

Nature Art Exploration

Monday, March 11, 9:00 a.m.-9:45 a.m.
Bill Yeck Park, Smith House,
2230 E. Centerville Station Road
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
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mother and daughter at Nature Art Exploration Together

Nature and art come together in this fun parent/caregiver and child class with Decoy Art Studio! Children should come prepared to get messy! We will learn about and use pastels, clay, finger paint and more. This class will include a variety of activities each week. Sign up for the whole series or choose individual days. (ages 2 – 4 with adult companion)

Mondays, March 11 – April 1

Strollers in Motion

Monday, March 11, 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Rec West Enrichment Center,
965 Miamisburg-Centerville Road
Centerville, OH
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Strollers in Motion inside

A stroller-based workout for moms, dads or other caregivers. Each total body workout incorporates power walking and strolling, strength training, balance work and toning. 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!

Mondays, March 11 – April 8

Intermediate Tai Chi

Monday, March 11, 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Grant Park, Kennard Nature Nook,
6588 McEwen Rd.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
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Tai Chi at the Kennard Nature Nook

Continuing to develop Tai Chi and Qigong principles moving from Tai Chi Easy into Dr. Roger Jahnke’s Integral Tai Chi Form.

Mondays, March 11 – May 13

A Walk in the Park

Tuesday, March 12, 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
CWPD Director Arnie Biondo hiking with group on Iron Horse Trail

Get outdoors, enjoy sunshine and fresh air while meeting other walking enthusiasts. These are self-guided walks around your community parks! Walking helps maintain a healthy weight, increases energy, lifts your spirits, strengthens memory and protects from heart disease and high blood pressure. Enjoy reduced stress, improved quality of sleep and the many benefits from an improved quality of life. Locations vary.

Tuesdays, March 12 – May 28

Trail Trekking

Tuesday, March 12, 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
women walking with Nordic Poles

Trekking with Nordic poles is a wonderful way to cross-train or try something new. The Cooper Institute research studies showed that Nordic walking burns more calories, increases oxygen consumption and can be 46% more efficient than normal walking. It’s a great workout! Nordic poles provided are adjustable to your height.

Tuesdays, March 12 – May 28

Creature ComMOTION

Wednesday, March 13, 9:30 a.m.-10:15 a.m.
Grant Park, Kennard Nature Nook,
6588 McEwen Rd.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
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Mini Movers

Little ones will learn fascinating facts about animals from A to Z, found in your parks and around the world! Group and individual activities will be included for them to expand their social skills and be creative. They will enjoy activities, age-appropriate equipment and fun music. (ages 4 – 5)

Wednesdays, March 13 – April 17

Hike for Your Health

Wednesday, March 13, 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

This program will get your heart rate up and get you moving this spring! Staff and volunteers will lead you on these guided, self-paced hikes. Get to know the parks better and meet new people. All hikes are on natural trails.

Wednesdays, March 13 – May 29

Playdate Pals: Bunny Hop

Wednesday, March 13, 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Bill Yeck Park, Smith House,
2230 E. Centerville Station Road
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
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Playdate Pals

Designed to build sensory awareness, to build motor skills and to encourage social interaction with other children through monthly nature-themed programs that include singing, dancing, crafts, learning stations and more. (ages 18 months – 4 years with adult companion)

Playdate Pals: Bunny Hop

Wednesday, March 13, 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Bill Yeck Park, Smith House,
2230 E. Centerville Station Road
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
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Playdate Pals

Designed to build sensory awareness, to build motor skills and to encourage social interaction with other children through monthly nature-themed programs that include singing, dancing, crafts, learning stations and more. (ages 18 months – 4 years with adult companion)

Trail Running Group

Wednesday, March 13, 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Up and Running Trail Group at Grant Park

Up and Running will provide a trail leader as you enjoy running natural trails of Bill Yeck and Grant Parks. This running group is for experienced runners and includes meadows, trails and hills.

Wednesdays, March 13 – May 29. Locations alternate.