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December 2019

Luminary Walk: Thursday

Thursday, December 5, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Bill Yeck Park, Smith House,
2230 E. Centerville Station Road
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
young girl holding candle in front of luminaries

NOW TWO NIGHTS! Enjoy a one-mile candlelit stroll through Bill Yeck Park. Warm up by the fire outside with free hot chocolate while supplies last! There is a shorter path to the bonfire if you prefer to skip the one-mile walk.  

Thursday, December 5 AND Friday, December 6

Registration is requested. Participants are encouraged to bring art supplies and everyday household items for We Care Arts.

Trail Trekking

Friday, December 6, 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Iron Horse Park,
6161 Millshire Dr.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
two women trail trekking on Iron Horse Trail

Trekking with Nordic poles is a wonderful way to cross-train or try something new. The Cooper Institute research studies showed that 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. 

Fridays, December 6 – February 28 (Locations vary – check schedule)

There is no registration deadline. Join anytime!

Luminary Walk: Friday

Friday, December 6, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
young girl holding candle in front of luminaries

NOW TWO NIGHTS! Enjoy a one-mile candlelit stroll through Bill Yeck Park. Warm up by the fire outside with free hot chocolate while supplies last! There is a shorter path to the bonfire if you prefer to skip the one-mile walk. 

Thursday, December 5 AND Friday, December 6

Registration is requested. Participants are encouraged to bring art supplies and everyday household items for We Care Arts.

Yoga in the Park

Saturday, December 7, 7:45 a.m.-8:45 a.m.
Grant Park, Kennard Nature Nook,
6588 McEwen Rd.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States

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, December 7 – January 11

Registration deadline: Thursday, December 12

Yoga in the Park

Saturday, December 7, 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Grant Park, Kennard Nature Nook,
6588 McEwen Rd.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States

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, December 7 – January 11

Registration deadline: Thursday, December 12

W.I.L.D. About Stories

Saturday, December 7, 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Bill Yeck Park, Smith House,
2230 E. Centerville Station Road
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
Early Adventures

Adventure storytelling paired with a hike, activity and snack to match the theme of the story. Children will use their five senses to explore and investigate through sensory play and process art opportunities. Each month will be a different adventure storybook and is fun for the whole family! All ages.

Registration deadline: 48 hours in advance

Art & Imagination

Tuesday, December 10, 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Grant Park, Kennard Nature Nook,
6588 McEwen Rd.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
Art & Imagination

Does your child love art time? This drop-off program is designed to give children an opportunity to get creative by trying new things and designing a unique project based on a monthly theme. Participants should wear old clothes because things could get messy! Ages 6 – 8.

Tuesdays, December 10, January 7 & February 11

Registration deadline: Friday, December 6

Adult Crafting Club

Wednesday, December 11, 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 each month. All materials will be provided. Ages 18 and up.

Wednesdays, December 11, January 15 AND/OR February 12

Registration Deadline: The Thursday before each session.

Creative Kids Corner

Thursday, December 12, 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Grant Park, Kennard Nature Nook,
6588 McEwen Rd.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
CWPD employee crafting with preschool aged girl

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, December 12, January 9 & February 13

Registration deadline: Sunday, December 8

All Around the Garden

Thursday, December 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 your gardens, backyards and parks! They will get to explore the great outdoors through a nature hike, games, art and music. Children should dress for outdoor play. Ages 5 – 8.

Registration deadline: 48 hours in advance

Thursdays, December 12, January 9 & February 13

Recycle and Re-purpose Club

Thursday, December 12, 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Activity Center Park,
221 N. Main St.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States

Take some time to be creative while helping the Earth. We will use materials destined for the trash to make useful and beautiful treasures. Ages 10 – 15.

Thursdays, December 12, January 9 & February 13

Registration deadline: 48 hours in advance

Creative Kids Corner

Friday, December 13, 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Grant Park, Kennard Nature Nook,
6588 McEwen Rd.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
CWPD employee crafting with preschool aged girl

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, December 13, January 10 & February 14

Registration deadline: Sunday, December 8

Storytime Stroll

Friday, December 13, 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

Decoy Art: Clay Ornament Workshop

Friday, December 13, 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Bill Yeck Park, Smith House,
2230 E. Centerville Station Road
Centerville, OH 45459 United States

Little artists will decorate their own wrapping paper and create a clay holiday ornament using a cookie cutter and designs in their clay! Artists will choose from a variety of glaze colors to paint their ornament. Ages 5 – 7.

Registration deadline: Friday, December 6

Decoy Art: Clay Ornament Workshop

Friday, December 13, 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Bill Yeck Park, Smith House,
2230 E. Centerville Station Road
Centerville, OH 45459 United States

Little artists will decorate their own wrapping paper, and create two 3D clay holiday ornaments! Artists will choose from a variety of glaze colors to paint their ornaments. Ages 7 – 10.

Registration deadline: Friday, December 6