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April 2019

Fly Fishing 101

Tuesday, April 9, 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Oak Grove Park,
1790 E. Social Row Rd.
Centerville, OH 45458 United States
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fly fishing

Learn fly fishing basics on site, instructed by professionals from ReelFlyRod.com. Attend just one or both (April 9 & 23) of these beginner-level lessons on fly casting, outfit rigging, fly selection and presentation. Rods, reels and flies will be provided. (ages 12 and up)

Playdate Pals: Sunshine and Showers

Wednesday, April 10, 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

Designed to build sensory awareness, to build motor skills and to encourage social interaction with other children through monthly nature-themed programs that include singing, dancing, crafts, learning stations and more. (ages 18 months – 4 years with adult companion)

Playdate Pals: Sunshine and Showers

Wednesday, April 10, 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

Designed to build sensory awareness, to build motor skills and to encourage social interaction with other children through monthly nature-themed programs that include singing, dancing, crafts, learning stations and more. (ages 18 months – 4 years with adult companion)

Junior Explorers

Wednesday, April 10, 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Bill Yeck Park, Smith House,
2230 E. Centerville Station Road
Centerville, OH 45459 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, April 10 – May 15

Adult Crafting Club

Wednesday, April 10, 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Grant Park, Kennard Nature Nook,
6588 McEwen Rd.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
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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 each month. All materials will be provided.

Hike with a Naturalist: Night Hike

Thursday, April 11, 8:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Grant Park,
501 Normandy Ridge Rd.
Centerville, OH United States
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Take an evening hike through Grant Park in search of our nocturnal friends. Flashlights optional. (ages 14 and up)

Cotton Candy Clouds: Nature Story Time

Saturday, April 13, 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Bill Yeck Park, Smith House,
2230 E. Centerville Station Road
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
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Cotton Candy Clouds book cover

Join local author, Sara D. Moore to explore nature through your senses. Sara will read “Cotton Candy Clouds” and join the group on a sensory stroll down a paved trail through the meadow. Explore the sights, sounds, smells and textures of springtime. Each family will take home a signed copy of “Cotton Candy Clouds” and a bag of cotton candy! (recommended for ages 8 and under)

Spring Stargazing

Saturday, April 13, 8:30 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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Local amateur astronomers will make equipment available to view the night sky on the paths near the Smith House. See the moon and other celestial objects in one of the darkest locations in Centerville! Naturalists will be on hand to lead short night hikes. Stay warm with a campfire. Event will be canceled during cloudy weather.

Registration is not required.

Yoga in the Park

Monday, April 15, 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Grant Park, Kennard Nature Nook,
6588 McEwen Rd.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
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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)

Mondays, April 15 – May 20

Homeschool Nature Club: Habitat Hike

Monday, April 15, 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Bill Yeck Park, Smith House,
2230 E. Centerville Station Road
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
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Check out the habitats and happenings at Bill Yeck Park. We will tour the area and discuss the animals that live in each habitat.

Pull Your Weight! Garlic Mustard Challenge Information Session

Monday, April 15, 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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garlic mustard

Garlic mustard is an aggressive, non-native plant taking over natural areas. Help restore and protect your native ecosystems with this fun volunteer challenge! Drop off 13-gallon garbage bags filled with garlic mustard April 15 through June 10. All participants who bring at least five full bags will receive a free Pull Your Weight t-shirt! The team or individual to bring the most filled bags will win a grand prize! Attendance at this information session is encouraged but not required.

Registration is not required.

Preschool Nature Series: Seed Starting

Wednesday, April 17, 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Forest Field Park,
2100 E. Centerville Station Rd.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
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Preschool Nature Series

Starting seeds inside is a great way to get flowers and food ready for outdoor planting! We will learn what a seed needs, take a short hike to see new plants growing in the park, and plant flowers and veggies in pots to take home! Hike takes place on a paved path. (ages 3 – 5 with adult companion)

Preschool Nature Series: Seed Starting

Thursday, April 18, 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Forest Field Park,
2100 E. Centerville Station Rd.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
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Preschool Nature Series

Starting seeds inside is a great way to get flowers and food ready for outdoor planting! We will learn what a seed needs, take a short hike to see new plants growing in the park, and plant flowers and veggies in pots to take home! Hike takes place on a paved path. (ages 3 – 5 with adult companion)

Fit Fusion

Thursday, April 18, 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Oak Grove Park,
1790 E. Social Row Rd.
Centerville, OH 45458 United States
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Fit Fusian workout class at Yankee Park

Fit Fusion incorporates cardio, circuit training, resistance training, pilates and compound exercises. Each class will vary in the types of exercises and will help you build speed, power, strength and endurance. We will target different muscle groups using different methods of training, allowing you to experience a jump start in fat loss and muscle definition.

Thursdays, April 18 – May 30

Preschool Nature Series: Seed Starting

Thursday, April 18, 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Forest Field Park,
2100 E. Centerville Station Rd.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
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Preschool Nature Series

Starting seeds inside is a great way to get flowers and food ready for outdoor planting! We will learn what a seed needs, take a short hike to see new plants growing in the park, and plant flowers and veggies in pots to take home! Hike takes place on a paved path. (ages 3 – 5 with adult companion)