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October 2020

Bike Centerville Community Ride

Sunday, October 25, 5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Iron Horse Park,
6161 Millshire Dr.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
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This ride is 20 miles round trip. Please be sure you are ready for this distance. We will bike to Carillon Historical Park and take a break there to enjoy the view and look for the eagles on the river. Bring your own snack.

Registration deadline: Thursday, October 15

Virtual Costume Pawty

Wednesday, October 28, 10:00 a.m.
Virtual
cartoon Oakley in green superhero costume

We can’t have a typical dog costume parade and contest so we’re taking it to the ‘gram! The “Fan Favorite” costume winner will be awarded a $50 gift card to Pet People and a CWPD swag bundle. Follow @cwparkdistrict on Instagram to check out all of the cute dogs in costumes. Cast your vote in the “stories” section. All ages.

Registration and photo submission deadline: Monday, October 26

November 2020

Falling Leaves & Cider Hike

Monday, November 2, 5:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Bill Yeck Park, Smith House,
2230 E. Centerville Station Road
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
close up on campfire

A self-guided hike to enjoy seasonal changes along the trail. Choose between a one-mile or two-mile hike. When you are finished, meet back at the fire circle to enjoy cider and watch the sunset while you warm up around the campfire. All ages

Registration deadline: Friday, October 30

Early Adventures

Tuesday, November 3, 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Grant Park, Kennard Nature Nook,
6588 McEwen Rd.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
woman and young girl walking on wooded trail

Parents and little ones will experience the autumn season in their parks. These leisurely hikes provide great family time in nature. This program is limited to one adult companion per registrant. Ages 0 – 4 years with adult companion

Registration Deadline: 48 hours in advance.

Early Adventures

Tuesday, November 3, 5:15 p.m.
Grant Park, Kennard Nature Nook,
6588 McEwen Rd.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
woman and young girl walking on wooded trail

Parents and little ones will experience the autumn season in their parks. These leisurely hikes provide great family time in nature. This program is limited to one adult companion per registrant. Ages 0 – 4 years with adult companion.

Registration Deadline: 48 hours in advance.

Creature ComMOTION: Video Series C

Wednesday, November 4, 8:00 a.m.
Virtual
child's feet jumping in hula hoops

Little ones will grow in their large and fine motor development by moving like the animals during this virtual program. Participants will receive a kit that contains animal-themed activities to use with each week’s engaging video full of songs and movement. Ages 4 – 6.

Wednesdays, November 4 – 25

Registration deadline: Wednesday, October 28

Booked for Lunch

Wednesday, November 4, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Virtual
Into Thin Air book cover

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. The library will advance order copies for participants to borrow while supplies last. Ages 18 and up.

November’s Discussion
Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster, by Jon Krakauer

Registration deadline: 48 hours in advance

Mad Science University

Wednesday, November 4, 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 experience science firsthand through hands-on, and sometimes messy, activities! We will explore fascinating science concepts with a new theme each week. We are putting science to the test as your child learns about chemistry and physics. Ages 8 – 12. 

Wednesdays, November 4 – 25

Registration deadline: Wednesday, October 21

Reading in the Wild

Friday, November 6, 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Forest Walk Park,
7570 Forest Brook Blvd.
Dayton , OH 45459 United States
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Mother and daughter sitting on grass

Let’s get together to read a story! We will act out the plot with active games, sing songs with sensory themes and take short hikes in the park — sparking a love of nature in our youngest community members! This program is limited to one adult companion per registrant. Ages 18 months – 4 years with adult companion.

Registration Deadline: Monday, November 2

Capture the Flag and Bonfire

Friday, November 6, 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Grant Park,
501 Normandy Ridge Rd.
Centerville, OH United States
teenage boy running with flag

Participants will be broken into two teams. Each team will have to make it back to their side of the field with the other team’s flag while protecting their own. After the winning team is determined, we will enjoy s’mores and music by the fire. Ages 12 – 17.

Registration deadline: 48 hours in advance

Hike With a Naturalist: Dusk Stroll

Friday, November 6, 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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moon through the trees

Early darkness isn’t going to keep us indoors! Experience a light hike just after sunset. Ages 14 and up (under 18 must be accompanied by an adult)

Registration deadline: 48 hours in advance

Glass Fusing: Winter Birch Trees

Tuesday, November 10, 6:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Activity Center Park,
221 N. Main St.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
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glass fusing birch trees

During this class, you will create a beautiful winter birch scene on a 10.75″ square of glass. This project is a great way to kick off your winter decorating! A metal hanger will be added if you would like for it to be a window decoration! All materials, except a stand for your project, are included. Ages 16 and up.

Registration deadline: Wednesday, November 4

Nocturnal Nature Series: Blacklight Hike

Friday, November 13, 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Grant Park, Kennard Nature Nook,
6588 McEwen Rd.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
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lights streaking through darkness

During this hike, we will use blacklights to explore the park and see the world in a different light! Please bring a blacklight flashlight if you have one. A limited amount will be available to borrow. This is a “Tools to Trek” program. All ages.

Registration deadline: 48 hours in advance

Nocturnal Nature Series: Blacklight Hike

Friday, November 13, 6:15 p.m.-7:45 p.m.
Grant Park, Kennard Nature Nook,
6588 McEwen Rd.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
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lights streaking through darkness

During this hike, we will use blacklights to explore the park and see the world in a different light! Please bring a blacklight flashlight if you have one. A limited amount will be available to borrow. This is a “Tools to Trek” program. All ages.

Registration deadline: 48 hours in advance

Nocturnal Nature Series: Blacklight Hike

Friday, November 13, 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Grant Park, Kennard Nature Nook,
6588 McEwen Rd.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
+ Google Map
lights streaking through darkness

During this hike, we will use blacklights to explore the park and see the world in a different light! Please bring a blacklight flashlight if you have one. A limited amount will be available to borrow. This is a “Tools to Trek” program. All ages.

Registration deadline: 48 hours in advance