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March 2020

Let’s Meet Up: Nature Playce

Tuesday, March 10, 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Grant Park, Mark Kreusch Nature Playce,
6588 McEwen Road
Dayton, OH 45459 United States
boy playing in hollow log

Enjoy fresh air and sunshine. Meet other parents/caregivers and their children. Explore Grant Park’s Mark Kreusch Nature Playce during this casual meet up! Staff will occasionally join in the fun and bring extra activities!

Tuesdays, March 10, April 7, AND/OR May 5.

Registration is not required.

Let’s Meet Up: Nature Playce

Tuesday, March 10, 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Grant Park, Mark Kreusch Nature Playce,
6588 McEwen Road
Dayton, OH 45459 United States
boy playing in hollow log

Enjoy fresh air and sunshine. Meet other parents/caregivers and their children. Explore Grant Park’s Mark Kreusch Nature Playce during this casual meet up! Staff will occasionally join in the fun and bring extra activities!

Tuesdays, March 10, April 7, AND/OR May 5.

Registration is not required.

How to Series: Recycling Class

Tuesday, March 10, 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Activity Center Park,
221 N. Main St.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States

What can you really recycle? With so much conflicting information available, it can seem impossible to know what is right and what is wrong. Clear up this confusion with a lecture provided by the Montgomery County Environmental Services! Ages 16 and up.

Registration deadline: 48 hours in advance

Trail Trekking

Tuesday, March 10, 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 Nordic walking burns more calories, increases oxygen consumption and can be 46% more efficient than normal walking. Nordic poles provided are adjustable to your height. Ages 18 and up.

Tuesdays, March 10 – May 26

There is no registration deadline for this program. Join anytime!

Fitness Yoga

Wednesday, March 11, 6:00 a.m.-7:00 a.m.
Grant Park, Kennard Nature Nook,
6588 McEwen Rd.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States

You will get it all in one fitness class — a challenging workout, yoga practice, as well as, mindfulness and functional movement for vitality and longevity. All levels welcome. Taught by certified yoga instructor Dan Loofboro. Please bring a yoga mat and water. Ages 18 and up.

Wednesdays, March 11 – April 15

Fitness Yoga

Wednesday, March 11, 6:00 p.m.-7:15 p.m.
Grant Park, Kennard Nature Nook,
6588 McEwen Rd.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States

You will get it all in one fitness class — a challenging workout, yoga practice, as well as, mindfulness and functional movement for vitality and longevity. All levels welcome. Taught by certified yoga instructor Dan Loofboro. Please bring a yoga mat and water. Ages 18 and up.

Wednesdays, March 11 – April 15

Trail Running Group

Wednesday, March 11, 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. This running group is for experienced runners and includes meadows, trails and hills. Locations alternate between Bill Yeck and Grant Parks. Ages 18 and up.

Wednesdays, March 11 – May 27

Creative Kids Corner

Thursday, March 12, 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Grant Park, Kennard Nature Nook,
6588 McEwen Rd.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
boy holding up art project

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.

Thursdays, March 12, April 9 & May 7

Registration deadline: Wednesday, February 26

All Around the Garden

Thursday, March 12, 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Bill Yeck Park, Smith House,
2230 E. Centerville Station Road
Centerville, OH 45459 United States

Children will learn all about the animals and habitats in their gardens, backyards and parks! They will get to explore the great outdoors through a nature hike, games, art, and music. Ages 5 – 9.

Thursdays, March 12, April 9 & May 14

Registration deadline: Sunday, March 8

AccessAbility: Spring Discovery

Thursday, March 12, 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Grant Park, Kennard Nature Nook,
6588 McEwen Rd.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
group of people walking in prairie

As spring gets closer, animals are becoming more active. Come learn about what animals do after hibernating all winter! Then, we will paint spring landscapes, inspired by the gorgeous prairie surrounding the Kennard Nature Nook! Activities will be adapted to give participants of all ages and abilities an enriching sensory, social and physical experience. Ages 6 and up. 

Registration deadline: 48 hours in advance

Creative Kids Corner

Friday, March 13, 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Grant Park, Kennard Nature Nook,
6588 McEwen Rd.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
boy holding up art project

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 13, April 10 & May 8

Registration deadline: Wednesday, February 26

Storytime Stroll

Friday, March 13, 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Bill Yeck Park, Smith House,
2230 E. Centerville Station Road
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
children being read a story

Storytime with the Washington-Centerville Public Library! After the story, the group will take a stroll in the park to search for sights, sounds, smells and textures that tie to our story’s theme. Ages 18 months – 4 years with adult companion.

Registration deadline: 48 hours in advance

Creeks, Rivers, Oceans, Action!

Saturday, March 14, 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Bill Yeck Park, Smith House,
2230 E. Centerville Station Road
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
creek

March 14 is International Day of Action for Rivers! Children will listen to stories about aquatic creatures and learn the importance of helping them by recycling and keeping trash out of our waterways. They will create artwork of their favorite river or ocean creature using recycled materials. Ages 5 – 8.

Registration deadline: Tuesday, March 10

Intro to Creating a Backyard Pollinator Garden

Saturday, March 14, 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
Grant Park, Kennard Nature Nook,
6588 McEwen Rd.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
staff member helping program participant

A pollinator garden is beautiful and useful. Many pollinator species have suffered serious declines in recent years. Unfortunately, most of our landscapes offer little in the way of appropriate habitat, forage and housing. Learn varieties of plants and flowers you can add to your garden to attract pollinators! Ages 18 and up.

Registration deadline: 48 hours in advance

Chat With a Naturalist: Plants vs. Animal

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

How do plants defend themselves against herbivores? The answer may surprise you! This chat will have you coming away with a new opinion of our leafy friends. Ages 18 and up. 

Registration is not required.