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June 2019

Preschool Play Yard

Tuesday, June 11, 9:00 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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Preschool Play Yard

Children will enjoy a variety of activities such as songs, crafts, hikes and games. This station-based drop-off program is sponsored by the South Metro Optimist of Centerville Women’s Club. (ages 3 – 5)

Tuesdays & Thursdays, June 11 – 27

EarthJOY Tree Climb

Tuesday, June 11, 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
Green Park,
6661 Green Park Dr.
Dayton, OH 45459 United States
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Connect to nature in a unique way by climbing the beautiful white oak at Green Park! Certified instructors from EarthJOY Tree Climbing will assist you in swinging from branches or climbing as high as possible! (ages 5 and up)

Family Recess

Tuesday, June 11, 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Iron Horse Park,
6161 Millshire Dr.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
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mom feeding toddler son Kona Ice at Family Recess

Play park games with your family! Sign up for the whole program and come to whichever sessions work best for you! Each night we will play a variety of games, such as capture the flag, dodgeball, soccer, flag football, kickball and more! All children must be accompanied by an adult. This is not a drop-off program. Other date: July 9 at Robert F. Mays Park.

Picnic & Play

Wednesday, June 12, 1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Red Coach Park,
5500 Royalwood Dr.
Centerville, OH 45429 United States
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Hang out on the playground, play some BIG games and meet others from your neighborhood! Bring a picnic lunch. We will provide a healthy snack to add to your picnic!

Family Garden Day: Plant a Patio Garden

Thursday, June 13, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Activity Center Park,
221 N. Main St.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
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Add a little spice to your family’s nightly dinner routine — plant a patio herb garden! Learning how plants grow has never been more fun. Maybe this will “grow” into a new family “thyme” tradition? All supplies provided.

Neighborhood Yoga: Gentle Yoga

Thursday, June 13, 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Green Park,
6661 Green Park Dr.
Dayton, OH 45459 United States
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Now exploring various yoga styles is as easy as walking down to your neighborhood park! Class is suitable for all levels. Please bring a yoga mat and water bottle. Class is weather dependent.

Intergenerational Series: Hike & Seek

Friday, June 14, 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Pleasant Hill Park,
358 Zengel Dr.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
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Intergenerational Series Hike & Seek

Explore nature together on a scavenger hunt. Find big leaves, bright butterflies, neat pebbles and more! Stop to look for birds, skip rocks and play along the way. After the hunt, we will enjoy show and tell, a snack and a story in the shade! Bring your cameras and wear comfortable close-toed shoes. (ages 3 – 6 with grandparents)

Intergenerational Series: Hike & Seek

Friday, June 14, 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
Pleasant Hill Park,
358 Zengel Dr.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
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Intergenerational Series Hike & Seek

Explore nature together on a scavenger hunt. Find big leaves, bright butterflies, neat pebbles and more! Stop to look for birds, skip rocks and play along the way. After the hunt, we will enjoy show and tell, a snack and a story in the shade! Bring your cameras and wear comfortable close-toed shoes. (ages 3 – 6 with grandparents)

Hidden Meadows Day Camp: Under the Big Top

Monday, June 17, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Grant Park,
501 Normandy Ridge Rd.
Centerville, OH United States
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Two children playing in Holes Creek, Hidden Meadows Day Camp

Carnival games galore, animal fun “fur” sure and lots of exploring in the wilds of Grant Park! (ages 3 – 9) (a.m., p.m. and all day option available)

June 17 – June 21

Decoy Art Studio Nature Art Camp A

Monday, June 17, 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Oak Creek South Park,
790 Miamisburg-Centerville Rd.
Centerville, OH 45458 United States
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Nature Art Camp at Oak Creek South Park

Art and nature come together! Campers will explore fun processes with paint, collage, clay, and drawing to create artwork! We will play fun and challenging games that get kids up and moving and talk about artists that have used nature as a source of inspiration, like Monet! (ages 6 – 11)

June 17 – 19

Don’t Bug Me: Natural Insect Protection for Yards

Monday, June 17, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Rosewood Park,
475 Roselake Dr.
Centerville, OH 45458 United States
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Summer can mean mosquitos, grubs, beetles and more invading your yard! We will provide you with tips and techniques to allow you to have a more peaceful landscape — without chemicals that can damage our health and environment.

Firefly Yoga

Tuesday, June 18, 8:45 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
Bill Yeck Park, Smith House,
2230 E. Centerville Station Road
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
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Enjoy a relaxing night of yoga while we watch the park sparkle! Learn about bioluminescence of the firefly before practicing breathwork, standing poses, flowing poses and ending with relaxation surrounded by the glittering forest. Please bring a yoga mat and water.

Creek Week: Caring for Our Creeks

Wednesday, June 19, 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Grant Park, Kennard Nature Nook,
6588 McEwen Rd.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
baby creeking at Grant Park

How can you help take care of our creeks in your daily life? Learn to prevent runoff and teach others how delicate creek habitats are!

Creek Week: The Hidden Gem

Thursday, June 20, 6:00 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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child building a boat at the Nature Playce

This spot is worth the hike! We will hike to a special place along the creek for creek exploration and play. Build a boat, splash, search for creatures or just relax! Please come prepared for a hike. Approximate hiking distance will be ¾ mile on a natural trail. Trail is not stroller-friendly.

First Aid & Dangerous Plant ID for Dog Owners

Thursday, June 20, 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Bill Yeck Park, Rooks Mill Entrance,
8798 Rooks Mill Ln
Dayton, OH 45458 United States
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close up of dog on leash at Holes Creek Park

What if your dog gets an injury while walking on the trail? Are the mushrooms growing in your yard safe for dogs? Wagtown® will share recommended basic dog first-aid tips and simple remedies for common dog injuries. We will teach you what plant and fungus species dogs should avoid. Dogs must be friendly with dogs and people, vaccinated, licensed, and under control of the owner/handler. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.