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January 2019

Mommy & Me: Storytime Yoga

Tuesday, January 8 2019, 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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Join certified Color Me Yoga Instructor, Megan Pooler, for this fun parent/child yoga program geared toward 3- to 5-year-olds (older and younger siblings welcome). Each yoga session will include breathing techniques, games, simple yoga poses and a craft that goes along with a weekly theme. Yoga mats provided. This is not a drop-off program, parents/guardians are encouraged to participate. (ages 3 – 5 with adult companion)

Tuesdays, January 8 – 29

Zumba

Tuesday, January 8 2019, 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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This class is a perfect fit for everybody at any fitness level. We take the “work” out of workout by combining great music with low and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie burning dance fitness party. Zumba has all the elements of a great fitness class — cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, along with boosting your energy level. (ages 16 and up)

Tuesdays, January 8 – February 12

Playdate Pals: Silly Socks

Wednesday, January 9 2019, 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

This program is designed to build sensory awareness, to build motor skills and to encourage social interaction among little ones. Each Playdate Pals begins with learning stations. We come together for a short program about our winter nature theme, which may include a story, song, activity and a short hike. (ages 18 – 42 months with adult companion)

Booked for Lunch

Wednesday, January 9 2019, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Woodbourne Library,
6060 Far Hills Avenue
Centerville, OH 45459
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Enchanted Islands book cover

January’s Discussion: Enchanted Islands, by Allison Amend

A collaborative program with Centerville-Washington History and the Washington-Centerville Public Library, Booked for Lunch is a monthly lunchtime discussion on a historical fiction or nonfiction book. Bring your lunch and we’ll provide dessert! The library will advance order copies for participants to borrow while supplies last. (ages 14 and up)

Playdate Pals: Silly Socks

Wednesday, January 9 2019, 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

This program is designed to build sensory awareness, to build motor skills and to encourage social interaction among little ones. Each Playdate Pals begins with learning stations. We come together for a short program about our winter nature theme, which may include a story, song, activity and a short hike. (ages 18 – 42 months with adult companion)

Junior Explorers

Wednesday, January 9 2019, 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Grant Park,
501 Normandy Ridge Rd.
Centerville, OH United States
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Outdoor play is vital to child development and well-being. Children will learn about nature and the outdoors. Activities include discovery, challenges and games. Send them prepared for outdoor play! (ages 6 – 8)

Wednesdays, January 9 – February 13

Health Coaching Class

Wednesday, January 9 2019, 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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Relationships, exercise, career and spirituality are just as important to your health as the food you eat. Join certified health coach Betsy Holzapfel, as she discusses using a holistic approach to set personal wellness goals and action steps necessary to achieve those goals. A new health topic will be discussed each week. (ages 18 and up)

Wednesdays, January 9 – February 13

Nature at Night Club

Wednesday, January 9 2019, 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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Is your child excited about nocturnal animals and their evening antics? They will learn about nocturnal animals through games, hikes and surveys! Please prepare your child for both indoor and outdoor activities each week. (ages 8 – 12)

Wednesdays, January 9 – 30

Zumba Wake-up Workout

Thursday, January 10 2019, 7:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m.
Grant Park, Kennard Nature Nook,
6588 McEwen Rd.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
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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. Bring water and a towel, all other equipment provided. (ages 16 and up)

Thursdays, January 10 – February 14

Early Adventures

Thursday, January 10 2019, 10:00 a.m.-10:45 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 an experience that will benefit them forever. There are unique sounds, colors, lights, sensations and textures to process each time they go outdoors. These leisurely hikes provide quality family time in nature! Backpacks and front carriers are appropriate if your child is not walking. All hikes are on paved trails. Siblings are welcome to attend. (ages 0 – 4 years with adult companion)

Winter-Style Campfire Sing-Along

Friday, January 11 2019, 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Grant Park, Kennard Nature Nook,
6588 McEwen Rd.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
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Join us for a cozy evening singing fun songs around the fireplace! We will make a campfire craft and enjoy a camp-style snack! (ages 5 – 8)

Leave No Trace Two-hour Workshop

Saturday, January 12 2019, 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Grant Park,
501 Normandy Ridge Rd.
Centerville, OH United States
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Leave No Trace is an organization advocating outdoor ethics and conservation. Knowing the principles of Leave No Trace is essential when backpacking, hiking, kayaking, fishing, biking, etc! During this course, we will learn the seven principles of Leave No Trace with hands-on activities. (ages 12 and up)

All About Reptiles Family Workshop

Saturday, January 12 2019, 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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turtle

Learn all about the characteristics of this special class of animals and their awesome adaptations for surviving in the wild! Families will have hands-on activities and lessons as well as a special presentation with live reptiles from Arrowhead Reptile Rescue. This program will take place indoors and outdoors.

All About Reptiles Family Workshop

Saturday, January 12 2019, 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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turtle

Learn all about the characteristics of this special class of animals and their awesome adaptations for surviving in the wild! Families will have hands-on activities and lessons as well as a special presentation with live reptiles from Arrowhead Reptile Rescue. This program will take place indoors and outdoors.

Preschool Nature Series: Red Fox, Grey Fox

Thursday, January 17 2019, 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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red fox

There are two kinds of foxes in Centerville! We will learn how red foxes and gray foxes are alike and how they are different! Please be prepared for some time spent outdoors. (ages 3 – 5 with adult companion)

Registration is not required.