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October 2019

Family Photo Walks

Saturday, October 12, 10:00 a.m.-10:45 a.m.
Bill Yeck Park, Smith House,
2230 E. Centerville Station Road
Centerville, OH 45459 United States

Local professional photographers Heidi and Ben will lead you on an interactive nature hike. You will learn new tips and tricks to get clear photos of your children using just your phone! These hikes will be toddler-paced with lots of stops to point out beneficial ideas for getting those picture-perfect shots! (all ages)

Haunted Trail

Tuesday, October 15, 7:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Forest Field Park,
2100 E. Centerville Station Rd.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
Haunted Trail vampire

Ghosts, ghouls and zombies haunt the trails of Bill Yeck Park for two nights every October! You will leave from Forest Field Park and be guided through the scary forest. Attendees are encouraged to bring canned goods/nonperishable food items to be donated to local food banks. (children under 7 not admitted)

Registration is not required.

HIIT Yoga

Wednesday, October 16, 6:00 a.m.-7:00 a.m.
Grant Park, Kennard Nature Nook,
6588 McEwen Rd.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States

High-intensity interval training, Tabata, yoga and meditation all in one class! Studies show we may only need 20 – 30 minutes per week (not day) of hi-intensity training for optimal cell function, longevity, muscle tone, muscle definition and anti-stress. Class is for all fitness levels and encourages you to work at your own pace. (ages 18 and up)

Wednesdays, October 16 – November 13

Haunted Trail

Wednesday, October 16, 7:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Forest Field Park,
2100 E. Centerville Station Rd.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
Haunted Trail vampire

Ghosts, ghouls and zombies haunt the trails of Bill Yeck Park for two nights every October! You will leave from Forest Field Park and be guided through the scary forest. Attendees are encouraged to bring canned goods/nonperishable food items to be donated to local food banks. (children under 7 not admitted)

Registration is not required.

Yoga in the Park

Saturday, October 19, 7:45 a.m.-8:45 a.m.
Grant Park, Kennard Nature Nook,
6588 McEwen Rd.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
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. Bring a yoga mat and water. (ages 18 and up)

Saturdays, October 19 – November 23

Yoga in the Park

Saturday, October 19, 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Grant Park, Kennard Nature Nook,
6588 McEwen Rd.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
yoga class on the deck of the Kennard Nature Nook

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. Bring a yoga mat and water. (ages 18 and up)

Saturdays, October 19 – November 23

Children’s Yoga Series

Saturday, October 19, 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Grant Park, Kennard Nature Nook,
6588 McEwen Rd.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
Children's Yoga Series

Your child will stretch, balance and strengthen the body while learning yoga poses from a certified Color Me Yoga Instructor. A blend of nature and exercise, children learn about summer creatures with hands-on activities in the first part of each class and a fun-filled yoga session in the second part of the class. All equipment provided. (ages 5 – 8)

Saturdays, October 19 – November 9

Spider Search

Saturday, October 19, 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
Grant Park,
501 Normandy Ridge Rd.
Centerville, OH United States
Spider Search

Spiders are so cool! Learn the basic characteristics of spiders before striking out in search of these 8-legged ecosystem rock stars! Containers and identification guides provided. This is a “Tools to Trek” program. (all ages)

Yoga in the Park

Monday, October 21, 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Grant Park, Kennard Nature Nook,
6588 McEwen Rd.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
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. Bring a yoga mat and water. (ages 18 and up)

Mondays, October 21 – November 25

Getting Out & Enjoying Nature! (GOEN)

Thursday, October 24, 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Countryside Park,
965 Miamisburg-Centerville Rd. OH 45459 United States
GOEN group at Forest Field Park

We are GOEN! Tour local nature spots with the Park District and the Washington Township Recreation Center. The naturalist will address seasonal happenings on this slow-paced walk. Register through the Park District or the Rec West Enrichment Center. Meet at Rec West. (ages 18 and up)

Tortoise vs. the Hare: After School Yoga B

Thursday, October 24, 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Grant Park, Kennard Nature Nook,
6588 McEwen Rd.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
Tortoise vs the Hare

Come wind down after school with certified Color Me Yoga Instructor, Megan Pooler. Kids will enjoy a relaxing hour of breathing techniques, games, yoga poses and meditation. Yoga mats will be provided. (ages 7 – 10)

Nocturnal Nature Series: Flying Squirrels

Friday, October 25, 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Bill Yeck Park, Smith House,
2230 E. Centerville Station Road
Centerville, OH 45459 United States

We will learn about flying squirrels and what they do to prepare for winter. Then we will walk very quietly to their tree and see if they are out and about! This is a “Tools to Trek” program. (all ages)

Ohio’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Saturday, October 26, 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Grant Park,
501 Normandy Ridge Rd.
Centerville, OH United States
Ohio's Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Ohio folklore is rich in unexplained legends: the Loveland Frogman, Grassman, Mothman. Are they myths, or are these creatures roaming the parks? Join us for campfire tales and then head out on a sunset scavenger hunt to search for proof that these Fantastic Beasts exist. (ages 9 – 12)

Rain date: Sunday, October 27

November 2019

Capture the Flag & Bonfire

Friday, November 1, 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Grant Park,
501 Normandy Ridge Rd.
Centerville, OH United States
Teens roasting marshmallows around a campfire

The ultimate game of capture the flag! Participants will be broken into two teams. Each team will have to make it back to their side of the field with the other team’s flag while protecting their own. After the winning team is determined, we will enjoy sunset with s’mores and music by the fire. (ages 12 – 17)

Beginner Tai Chi

Saturday, November 2, 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Grant Park, Kennard Nature Nook,
6588 McEwen Rd.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
Tai Chi at the Kennard Nature Nook

An introduction to Tai Chi and Qigong (Chi Kung) principles and form through Tai Chi Easy™. Taught by Judy Wilson, Certified Integral Qigong and Tai Chi Instructor. (ages 18 and up)

Saturdays, November 2 – December 7