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April 2021

Yoga in the Park: Session B

Saturday, April 17, 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Grant Park, Kennard Nature Nook,
6588 McEwen Rd.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
women sitting on yoga mats

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. Class will be held outdoors with a Zoom link provided for inclement weather days. Ages 18 and up.

Saturdays, April 17 – May 22

Registration deadline: Thursday, April 15

Bat Appreciation

Saturday, April 17, 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Bill Yeck Park, Smith House,
2230 E. Centerville Station Road
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
little brown bat

It’s International Bat Appreciation Day! Let’s appreciate everything our bats do for us by learning about them through a hike and activities. Bring a blanket or chairs for your family. Hike takes place on an accessible crushed limestone path. This is a Tools to Trek program. All ages. Staggered start times.

Registration deadline: 48 hours in advance

RecKits: Earth Day Celebration!

Monday, April 19, 8:00 a.m.

Earth Day and Arbor Day are quickly approaching and this kit is full of easy crafts and activities you can do to celebrate the Earth! Each kit will also include one small sapling you can plant to give back to our planet. Best for ages 7 – 13.

Registration deadline: Monday, April 12

RecKits: Earth Day Celebration! Jr.

Monday, April 19, 8:00 a.m.

Earth Day and Arbor Day are quickly approaching and this kit is full of easy crafts and activities you can do to celebrate the Earth! Each kit will also include one small sapling you can plant to give back to our planet. Best for ages 3 – 6.

Registration deadline: Monday, April 12

Strollers in Motion

Monday, April 19, 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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Strollers in Motion

A stroller-based workout for moms, dads or other caregivers. Each total body workout incorporates power walking and strolling, strength training, balance work and toning. An awesome way to get fit, meet new people, and have fun with your little ones! And, after some classes, special activities will be planned for the children! Adult caregivers with child 6 weeks – Pre K.

Mondays, April 19 – May 17

Yoga in the Park: Session C

Monday, April 19, 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Grant Park, Kennard Nature Nook,
6588 McEwen Rd.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
women sitting on yoga mats

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. Class will be held outdoors with a Zoom link provided for inclement weather days. Ages 18 and up.

Mondays, April 19 – May 24

Registration deadline: Saturday, April 17

Fitness Yoga AM

Wednesday, April 21, 6:00 a.m.-7:00 a.m.
Grant Park, Kennard Nature Nook,
6588 McEwen Rd.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
Yoga in the Park

You will get it all in one fitness class — a challenging workout, yoga practice, as well as, mindfulness and functional movement for vitality and longevity. All levels welcome. Taught by certified yoga instructor Dan Loofboro. Ages 18 and up.

Wednesdays, April 21 – May 26

Registration deadline: Wednesday, April 14

Fitness Yoga PM

Wednesday, April 21, 6:00 p.m.-7:15 p.m.
Grant Park, Kennard Nature Nook,
6588 McEwen Rd.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
Yoga in the Park

You will get it all in one fitness class — a challenging workout, yoga practice, as well as, mindfulness and functional movement for vitality and longevity. All levels welcome. Taught by certified yoga instructor Dan Loofboro. Ages 18 and up.

Wednesdays, April 21 – May 26

Registration deadline: Wednesday, April 14

Fitness Fusion

Thursday, April 22, 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 Fusion workout class at Yankee Park

Fitness 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. Taught by Emily Chandler, a certified group fitness instructor. Ages 18 and up.

Thursdays, April 22 – May 27

Registration Deadline: Thursday, April 8

Nocturnal Nature Series: Frog Chorus

Thursday, April 22, 8:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Grant Park,
501 Normandy Ridge Rd.
Centerville, OH United States
wood frog

Frogs begin their songs in early spring. After an intro from an instructor, follow the lighted path to the frog ponds to hear who is singing. Self-guided hike is on a natural path and will take approximately one hour to complete. All ages. Staggered start times. 

Registration deadline: Sunday, April 18

Reading in the Wild

Friday, April 23, 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Black Oak Park,
1552 Ambridge Rd. OH 45459 United States
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mother sitting in the grass holding her little girl and boy

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: Wednesday, April 21

Teddy Bear Picnic in the Park

Friday, April 23, 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Bill Yeck Park, Smith House,
2230 E. Centerville Station Road
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
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little girl sitting with stuffed teddy bear

It’s National Picnic Day so we’re celebrating with a Teddy Bear Picnic! Bring your own dinner or purchase meals from Claybourne Grill food truck then spread out among the shaded Smith House grounds to enjoy the fresh spring air with your family and stuffed furry friends! All ages.

Capture the Flag & Bonfire

Friday, April 23, 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Grant Park,
501 Normandy Ridge Rd.
Centerville, OH United States
boy running in woods with bandana flag

The ultimate game of capture the 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 sunset with s’mores and music by the fire. Ages 12 – 17.

Registration deadline: Wednesday, April 21

Decoy Art: Create a Clay Flower Pot

Friday, April 23, 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Activity Center Park,
221 N. Main St.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
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Create a wonderful (and functional) gift for Mother’s Day! Over two sessions students will learn how to shape clay into a flower pot and will paint their flower pots with glaze for a shiny finish. Flower pots will be ready for pick up approximately one week after class. Ages 9 – 13.

Fridays, April 23 & 30

Registration deadline: Friday, April 16

Tree Dreamers: Teen Book Club and Service Project

Saturday, April 24, 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Grant Park,
501 Normandy Ridge Rd.
Centerville, OH United States
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Tree Dreams book cover

Calling all teens with a passion for the planet! Each participant will be given a copy of the award-winning novel Tree Dreams by Kristin Kaye. We will gather under the trees to discuss the novel, make inspirational tree tags for display and plant tree seedlings to reforest a section of the park. Ages 13 – 17.

Registration deadline: 48 hours in advance