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February 2022

LIFT UP and Laugh Club

Wednesday, February 2, 5:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Bill Yeck Park, Smith House,
2230 E. Centerville Station Road
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
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This laughter club for children with special needs focuses on creative expression, personal connection and social skills through group games and the LIFT UP concepts: Laugh, Inspire, Thrive, Fellowship, Uplift and Play. Recommended for ages 3 – 7 with a parent/guardian.

Wednesdays, February 2 – 23

Registration deadline: Wednesday, January 26

Amazing Athletes at the Park C

Wednesday, February 2, 5:30 p.m.-6:15 p.m.
Activity Center Park,
221 N. Main St.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
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Amazing Athletes logo

Balance! Run! Jump! Catch! Kick! Come join Amazing Athletes as we practice our coordination, fine motor skills and gross motor skills! This program uses the fundamentals of 10 different sports to help build and develop motor skills, nutritional knowledge and body awareness. Ages 3 – 4.

Wednesdays, February 2 – 23

Registration deadline: Sunday, January 30

Amazing Athletes at the Park F

Wednesday, February 2, 6:30 p.m.-7:15 p.m.
Activity Center Park,
221 N. Main St.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
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Amazing Athletes logo

Balance! Run! Jump! Catch! Kick! Come join Amazing Athletes as we practice our coordination, fine motor skills and gross motor skills! This program uses the fundamentals of 10 different sports to help build and develop motor skills, nutritional knowledge and body awareness. Ages 5 – 6.

Wednesdays, February 2 – 23

Registration deadline: Sunday, January 30

Wildlife Rehab with Glen Helen Raptor Center

Thursday, February 3, 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Grant Park, Kennard Nature Nook,
6588 McEwen Rd.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
screech owl

Join the Washington-Centerville Public Library and the Park District for a presentation about what goes into rehabilitating a wild animal for release. Glen Helen will bring some of their animal ambassadors and share stories of recovery. They will teach you what can be done to help all animals thrive in their natural environment. Ages 10 and up.

Registration deadline: Monday, January 31

Conservation Crew: Seed Preparation

Friday, February 4, 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Activity Center Park,
221 N. Main St.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
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plant seed

The seeds we collected in September need to be cleaned, weighed and prepared for upcoming projects! Wear clothing that can get dirty. This session will take place indoors. Ages 12 – 17.

Registration deadline: Thursday, February 3

Junior YOGIs with Kidding Around Yoga with Elissa

Saturday, February 5, 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Activity Center Park,
221 N. Main St.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
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Kidding Around Yoga with Elissa logo

Kidding Around Yoga with Elissa is a fun and interactive class! Classes use movement, meditation, lively music, games and mindful activities to give children tools to help with self-regulation in an age-appropriate and healthy way. Please bring a yoga mat, towel, water bottle, and positivity for each class! Ages 4 – 6.

Saturdays, February 5 – 26

Registration deadline: Wednesday, February 2

Winter Hiking Club

Saturday, February 5, 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Bill Yeck Park, Rooks Mill Entrance,
8798 Rooks Mill Ln
Dayton, OH 45458 United States
mom and daughters walking along trail in winter coats

Getting outdoors makes us happy and healthy, especially in the wintertime! Participants will join the instructor for a brief nature lesson before the group starts the hike to explore the park. This is a “Tools to Trek” program. All ages. 

Participants can register up to the start of the program.

Youth YOGIs with Kidding Around Yoga with Elissa

Saturday, February 5, 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Activity Center Park,
221 N. Main St.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
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Kidding Around Yoga with Elissa logo

Kidding Around Yoga with Elissa is a fun and interactive class! Classes use movement, meditation, lively music, games and mindful activities to give children tools to help with self-regulation in an age-appropriate and healthy way. Please bring a yoga mat, towel, water bottle, and positivity for each class! Ages 7 – 11.

Saturdays, February 5 – 26

Registration deadline: Wednesday, February 2

DCH: Nutrition Kitchen for Fueling the Athlete

Sunday, February 6, 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
Activity Center Park,
221 N. Main St.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
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dayton children's logo

We will discuss the basics of fueling for your sport and the different nutrients that need to be considered to keep you playing and competing at your best. We will talk about energy intake, nutrient timing and hydration. Class includes a cooking demonstration. Ages 18+ preferably with their young athlete(s).

Registration deadline: Friday, February 4

RecKits: It’s Valentine’s Day! Jr.

Monday, February 7, 4:30 p.m.

This RecKit has everything you need to make some awesome valentine’s for your friends. Plus it also includes neat Valentine’s themed science activities! Recommended for ages 3 – 6.

Registration deadline: Monday, January 31

RecKits: It’s Valentine’s Day!

Monday, February 7, 4:30 p.m.

It’s Valentine’s Day soon! This RecKit has everything you need to make some awesome valentine’s for your friends. Plus it also includes neat Valentine’s themed science activities! Recommended for ages 7 – 13.

Registration deadline: Monday, January 31

Cold Hands Warm Heart Hike

Thursday, February 10, 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Grant Park, Kennard Nature Nook,
6588 McEwen Rd.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
kids and program leader examining an object found on their hike

We might have to wear gloves, but we can definitely keep our hearts warm by enjoying a short hike on the paved trail and creating a very special valentine for a sweet loved one! Ages 4 – 8.

Registration deadline: Thursday, February 3

PLEASE NOTE: This location is different from what was printed in the quarterly newsletter. This program is located at the Grant Park Kennard Nature Nook. We apologize for any confusion.

Hike with a Naturalist: February

Thursday, February 10, 5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Forest Field Park,
2100 E. Centerville Station Rd.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
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sunset in the woods

Join us on this monthly stroll through your parks. A naturalist will point out seasonal changes and discuss the wildlife we observe. Ages 18 and up.

Registration deadline: Tuesday, February 8

Light Up Valentines with Stemily Studios

Thursday, February 10, 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Activity Center Park,
221 N. Main St.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
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Sure to light your Valentine’s Day! Using LEDs and paper circuits, participants create a variety of light-up Valentine’s Day cards to share with friends and family. Ages 8 – 14.

Registration deadline: Tuesday, February 8

Little Love Birds

Thursday, February 10, 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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girl holding up a paper with the word "love" decorated using finger paint

Share the love with CWPD and let the parents enjoy a night out! Kids will create a variety of nature-themed Valentine’s Day cards to give to loved ones. They will enjoy animal-themed activities while learning fun facts about our local birds! Ages 5 – 6.

Registration deadline: Sunday, February 6