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September 2020

Intermediate Tai Chi: Session A

Monday, September 14, 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Grant Park, Kennard Nature Nook,
6588 McEwen Rd.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
Tai Chi at the Kennard Nature Nook

Continuing to develop Tai Chi and Qigong principles moving from Tai Chi Easy™ into Dr. Roger Jahnke’s Integral Tai Chi form. This class will take place outdoors. A video link will be provided for inclement weather days. Ages 18 and up.

Mondays, September 14 – October 19

Registration deadline: September 22

Junior Explorers

Wednesday, September 16, 4:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Grant Park,
501 Normandy Ridge Rd.
Centerville, OH United States
boy playing with sticks

Studies continue to show outdoor play is vital to child development and wellbeing. Children will learn about nature and the outdoors through play, discovery and challenges. Send them prepared for outdoor play! Ages 6 – 8.

Wednesdays, September 16 – October 21

Registration deadline: 48 hours in advance

Glass Fusing: Wind Chime

Wednesday, September 16, 6:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Activity Center Park,
221 N. Main St.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
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two women with glass fused wind chimes

During this two-session class, you will create a beautiful wind chime! Choose your own theme and colors. During the first class, we will create all of the glass work and in the second class, we will string it all together. The top portion of the chime is an 8-inch circle. All materials included. Ages 16 and up.

Wednesdays, September 16 & 23

Registration deadline: Friday, September 11

Preschool Nature Series: Caterpillar Parade Kit

Thursday, September 17, 9:30 a.m.
Virtual
child holding stick with a caterpillar on it

We will feature the survival strategies of our caterpillars and then design our own caterpillar to parade outside! What features will your child’s caterpillar have? *Activities will be provided in kits. Online videos will be provided at the program time to assist with activities. Ages 3 – 6 with adult companion.

Registration deadline: 48 hours in advance

Junior Explorers

Thursday, September 17, 4:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Grant Park,
501 Normandy Ridge Rd.
Centerville, OH United States
boy playing with sticks

Studies continue to show outdoor play is vital to child development and wellbeing. Children will learn about nature and the outdoors through play, discovery and challenges. Send them prepared for outdoor play! Ages 6 – 8.

Thursdays, September 17 – October 22

Registration deadline: 48 hours in advance

What’s in Your BIG Backyard?

Friday, September 18, 8:00 a.m.

Learn all about the unique plants and creatures that share our BIG Backyard with these take-home kits! Activities will focus on a featured plant and animal each month. We will include ideas on where to hike to look for signs of these amazing plants and creatures. Kits are activities-based but may include craft ideas as well. Recommended for ages 5 – 10.

Fridays, September 18, October 16 & November 20

Registration deadline: Monday, September 14

Butterfly Survey

Saturday, September 19, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Grant Park,
501 Normandy Ridge Rd.
Centerville, OH United States

Identify and count butterflies while observing other seasonal wildlife as we stroll. No experience necessary. Trail is approximately one mile in length on uneven terrain. All children must be accompanied by an adult. This is a “Tools to Trek” program. Recommended for ages 8 and up.

Registration Deadline: 48 hours in advance.

Bike Centerville Community Ride

Sunday, September 20, 4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Stubbs Park,
255 W Spring Valley Pike
Centerville, OH 45458 United States
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Take advantage of this opportunity to explore Centerville and Washington Township by bicycle. The ride will be led by trained and experienced bike leaders and will help you learn routes to shopping, parks and more! We will begin this ride at the City of Centerville’s Stubbs Park for a 13-mile round trip route to Austin Landing. Bring your sweet tooth as we will stop for ice cream at Cold Stone Creamery!

RecKits: Fall is Here!

Monday, September 21, 8:00 a.m.

Fall is officially here on September 22nd! This RecKit contains lots of fun, fall-themed crafts and activities that you can make at your own home! Best for ages 7 – 13.

Registration deadline: Monday, September 14

RecKits: Fall is Here! Jr.

Monday, September 21, 8:00 a.m.

Fall is officially here on September 22nd! This RecKit contains lots of fun, fall-themed crafts and activities that you can make at your own home! Best for ages 3 – 6.

Registration deadline: Monday, September 14

Squirrel Science

Thursday, September 24, 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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squirrel in a tree

We will learn how to identify squirrels, how to contribute the data to Project Squirrel, and then we will go search for them! Families are asked to report squirrels at their own homes over the weekend to help the project grow. This is a “Tools to Trek” program. All ages.

Registration deadline: 48 hours in advance

Squirrel Science

Thursday, September 24, 6:15 p.m.-7:45 p.m.
Grant Park, Kennard Nature Nook,
6588 McEwen Rd.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
squirrel in a tree

Learn about Project Squirrel, a citizen science program. We will learn how to identify squirrels, how to contribute the data to Project Squirrel, and then we will go search for them! Families are asked to report squirrels at their own homes over the weekend to help the project grow. This is a “Tools to Trek” program. All ages.

Registration deadline: 48 hours in advance

Creeks, Rivers, Oceans, Action: At Home Kit

Friday, September 25, 8:00 a.m.

Children will learn about the wildlife that lives in our creeks and rivers, as well as some creatures in the oceans, through games and activities! Children will also get to create artwork of their favorite river or ocean creature using recycled materials. Ages 5 – 8.

Registration deadline: Monday, September 21

Clay Fairy Houses

Friday, September 25, 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Activity Center Park,
221 N. Main St.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
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Clay Fairy Houses

Join Decoy Art Center to make your own unique fairy house out of two pounds of clay! We will spend the second evening painting the fairy houses. They will be fired and available for pick up in approximately one week. Ages 14 and up

Fridays, September 25 & October 2

Registration deadline: Friday, September 18

Introduction to Forest Therapy

Saturday, September 26, 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Bill Yeck Park, Smith House,
2230 E. Centerville Station Road
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
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forest in the fall

Certified Nature and Forest Therapy Guide Christina Willis, will lead you through the benefits of immersing yourself in nature. Discussion will include how forest therapy differs from forest bathing and the basics of how to practice both. After a brief presentation, participants will go on a hike to practice new knowledge and improve their connection to nature. Ages 18 and up.

Registration deadline: 48 hours in advance