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May 2020

Booked for Lunch

Wednesday, May 6, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Bill Yeck Park, Smith House,
2230 E. Centerville Station Road
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
The Huntress book cover

A collaborative program with the Centerville-Washington Township Historical Society and the Washington-Centerville Public Library, Booked for Lunch is a monthly lunchtime discussion on a historical fiction or non-fiction book. Ages 18 and up.

May book: The Huntress: A Novel, by Kate Quinn

Registration deadline: 48 hours in advance

Creature ComMOTION

Wednesday, May 6, 1:00 p.m.-1:45 p.m.
Grant Park, Kennard Nature Nook,
6588 McEwen Rd.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
Mini Movers

Little ones will learn animal sounds and movements that assist in motor development and rhythmic skills. They’ll enjoy activities with an animal theme, age-appropriate equipment and fun music. Group and individual activities will be included to expand their social skills and be creative. Ages 4 6.

Wednesdays, May 6 – May 27

Registration deadline: Wednesday, April 29

Mad Science University

Wednesday, May 6, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Activity Center Park,
221 N. Main St.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
three children looking through homemade telescopes

Science is all around us! Children will experiment with items we use every day to create something fascinating. We are putting science to the test as your child learns about chemistry and physics. Ages 8 – 12. 

Wednesdays, May 6 – 27

Registration deadline: Friday, May 1

Early Adventures

Thursday, May 7, 10:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.
Pleasant Hill Park,
358 Zengel Dr.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
Early Adventures

Parents and their little ones will experience the spring sights and colors and enjoy the pleasant chirping of birds. These leisurely hikes provide great family time in nature. Ages 0 – 4 years with adult companion.

Registration deadline: 48 hours in advance

Adult Crafting Club

Thursday, May 7, 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 provided. Ages 18 and up. 

Registration deadline: Friday, May 1

Storytime Stroll

Friday, May 8, 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

Nocturnal Nature Series: Spider Search

Friday, May 8, 8:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Grant Park,
501 Normandy Ridge Rd.
Centerville, OH United States
banded garden spider

Some spiders come out at night! We will meet our nocturnal arachnids on this slow-paced hike. Flashlights recommended. This is a “Tools to Trek” program. All ages.

Registration deadline: 48 hours in advance

Hike with a Naturalist: Migratory Birds

Saturday, May 9, 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Bill Yeck Park, Smith House,
2230 E. Centerville Station Road
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
Scarlet Tanager photo by William H. Majoros

Join us once a month for a hike through our parks. We will enjoy seasonal changes and observe wildlife. Ages 14 and up (under 18 must be accompanied by an adult).

Registration deadline: 48 hours in advance

Penbrooke Garden Club Spring Plant Sale

Saturday, May 9, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Yankee Park,
7500 Yankee St.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States

The 45th annual sale will include perennials, herbs, gardening books, other gardening related items and baked goods. Since the plants are from members’ own gardens, they are hearty for this planting zone. Proceeds will go to local organizations to support and promote gardening. All ages.

Registration is not required.

Big Rig Gig

Saturday, May 9, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Oak Grove Park,
1790 E. Social Row Rd.
Centerville, OH 45458 United States
young girl sitting in wheel well at Big Rig Gig

Honk a fire truck horn, shift tractor gears, push buttons in the law enforcement vehicles and much more! Sno-cones from Kona Ice will be available for purchase, with 25% of the proceeds benefiting YWCA Dayton. Attendees are encouraged to bring full-size toiletries or everyday household items for YWCA Dayton. All ages.

Migratory Bird Day Celebration

Saturday, May 9, 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
Bill Yeck Park, Smith House,
2230 E. Centerville Station Road
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
Scarlet Tanager photo by William H. Majoros

Learn about migration, feathers, birdsong, and by searching for them on a hike. Binoculars are encouraged but not needed. A limited supply will be available to borrow. Please register only one family member. Hike takes place on a crushed limestone path. This is a “Tools to Trek” program. All ages.

Registration deadline: 48 hours in advance

Intergenerational Series: May Flowers

Friday, May 15, 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Grant Park, Kennard Nature Nook,
6588 McEwen Rd.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
Intergeneration Series Smiles and Sunshine

Grandchildren will celebrate spring with a craft, story and game with their grandparents! Ages 3 – 6 with grandparent(s).

Registration deadline: Friday, May 8

Intergenerational Series: May Flowers

Friday, May 15, 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
Grant Park, Kennard Nature Nook,
6588 McEwen Rd.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
Intergeneration Series Smiles and Sunshine

Grandchildren will celebrate spring with a craft, story and game with their grandparents! Ages 3 – 6 with grandparent(s).

Registration deadline: Friday, May 8

Intergenerational Series: May Flowers

Friday, May 15, 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Intergeneration Series Smiles and Sunshine

Grandchildren will celebrate spring with a craft, story and game with their grandparents! Ages 3 – 6 with grandparent(s).

Registration deadline: Friday, May 8

Kids to Parks Day Hike – Friends and Family Series

Saturday, May 16, 9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Forest Field Park,
2100 E. Centerville Station Rd.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
Family hike at Forest Field Park

What better day to take a hike in one of Centerville and Washington Township’s favorite parks! Staff and volunteers will lead participants over to Bill Yeck Park for a nature hike. Families can stay after the hike and enjoy the Forest Field Park playground. All ages.