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February 2020

Choose Your Adventure Hike: Groundhog Day

Saturday, February 1, 2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Grant Park,
501 Normandy Ridge Rd.
Centerville, OH United States
groundhog at Grant Park

Your family will work together as a groundhog to navigate the year. The choices you make determine your hike directions and outcomes. Will you survive the year? Each family will get a groundhog fact sheet to help them make decisions. This is a “Tools to Trek” program. All ages.

Registration deadline: 48 hours in advance

Creature ComMOTION

Monday, February 3, 1:00 p.m.-1:45 p.m.
Grant Park, Kennard Nature Nook,
6588 McEwen Rd.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
child's feet jumping in hula hoops

Little ones will learn fascinating facts about animals from A to Z, found in our 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 6.

Mondays, February 3 – 24

Registration deadline: Wednesday, January 29

Early Adventures

Tuesday, February 4, 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Holes Creek Park,
8575 Yankee Street
Dayton, OH 45458 United States
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! Ages 0-4 years with adult companion. 

Registration deadline: 48 hours in advance

After School Yoga

Tuesday, February 4, 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Grant Park, Kennard Nature Nook,
6588 McEwen Rd.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
yoga instructor with 3 children

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 provided. Ages 7 – 10.

Registration deadline: 48 hours in advance

Booked for Lunch

Wednesday, February 5, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Bill Yeck Park, Smith House,
2230 E. Centerville Station Road
Centerville, OH 45459 United States

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 18 and up.

February’s Discussion: Lab Girl, by Hope Jahren

Early Adventures

Thursday, February 6, 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Holes Creek Park,
8575 Yankee Street
Dayton, OH 45458 United States
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! Ages 0-4 years with adult companion. 

Registration deadline: 48 hours in advance

Intergenerational Series: Very Special Valentine

Friday, February 7, 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Grant Park, Kennard Nature Nook,
6588 McEwen Rd.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
young girl holding heart paper cut out

Grandparents will help their grandchildren make valentine cards to take home or mail to loved ones. Participants will also play games and listen to a Valentine’s Day story. Ages 3-6 with grandparent(s).

Registration deadline: Friday, January 31

Intergenerational Series: Very Special Valentine

Friday, February 7, 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
Grant Park, Kennard Nature Nook,
6588 McEwen Rd.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
Intergenerational Series

Grandparents will help their grandchildren make valentine cards to take home or mail to loved ones. Participants will also play games and listen to a Valentine’s Day story. Ages 3-6 with grandparent(s).

Registration deadline: Friday, January 31

Intergenerational Series: Very Special Valentine

Friday, February 7, 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Grant Park, Kennard Nature Nook,
6588 McEwen Rd.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
Intergenerational Series

Grandparents will help their grandchildren make valentine cards to take home or mail to loved ones. Participants will also play games and listen to a Valentine’s Day story. Ages 3-6 with grandparent(s).

Registration deadline: Friday, January 31

Winter Hiking Club

Saturday, February 8, 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Oak Creek South Park,
790 Miamisburg-Centerville Rd.
Centerville, OH 45458 United States
four adults walking in snow at Grant Park

Getting outdoors makes us happy and healthy, especially in the wintertime! Interact with nature on these guided hikes around CWPD! Different topics will be addressed each week. Individuals attending three or more hikes will receive a Winter Hiking Club patch. This is a “Tools to Trek” program. All ages.

Saturdays: February 8, 15 (locations vary for each hike)

All About Coyotes

Tuesday, February 11, 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Woodbourne Library,
6060 Far Hills Avenue
Centerville, OH 45459
coyote

Join Ohio Division of Wildlife experts for a presentation on coyote life history. The lecture will include information about coyote behavior and resources for those concerned about their local coyote populations. Ages 16 and up.

Adult Crafting Club

Wednesday, February 12, 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Activity Center Park,
221 N. Main St.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
Adult Crafting Club

This group is all about creating something fun and unique for your home, office or as a gift for someone special. We will create one to two projects. All materials will be provided. Ages 18 and up. 

Registration deadline: Thursday, February 6

Storytime Stroll

Friday, February 14, 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Bill Yeck Park, Smith House,
2230 E. Centerville Station Road
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
adult reading book to group of children outside

Storytime with the Washington-Centerville Public Library! After the story, the group will take a sensory 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

Winter Hiking Club

Saturday, February 15, 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Bill Yeck Park, Smith House,
2230 E. Centerville Station Road
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
four adults walking in snow at Grant Park

Getting outdoors makes us happy and healthy, especially in the wintertime! Interact with nature on these guided hikes around CWPD! Different topics will be addressed each week. Individuals attending three or more hikes will receive a Winter Hiking Club patch. This is a “Tools to Trek” program. All ages.

Fire Building Workshop

Saturday, February 15, 3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Grant Park,
501 Normandy Ridge Rd.
Centerville, OH United States
close up on campfire

Learn the basics of fire safety and building. At the end of the program, we will enjoy a fire and s’mores. Ages 8 and up (children must be accompanied by an adult). 

Registration deadline: 48 hours in advance