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April 2021

Spring into Archery (Ages 14+)

Tuesday, April 6, 5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Oak Grove Park,
1790 E. Social Row Rd.
Centerville, OH 45458 United States
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Archery

We will learn the basics of NASP competition-style archery with basic instruction and a friendly competition at the end of this three-day course. All equipment is provided. Ages 14 and up.

Tuesday, April 6 – Thursday, April 8

Registration deadline: Friday, April 2

Tennis League – Tuesday Men’s Advanced 50+

Tuesday, April 6, 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
man playing tennis at Schoolhouse Park

Join a Park District tennis league and play tennis in the parks this spring! Several levels of play allow opportunities for all abilities. All leagues are 10 weeks long. Locations vary. Ages 50 and up.

Tuesdays, April 6 – June 8

Registration deadline: Sunday, March 21

Tennis League – Tuesday Men’s Intermediate 50+

Tuesday, April 6, 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
man playing tennis at Schoolhouse Park

Join a Park District tennis league and play tennis in the parks this spring! Several levels of play allow opportunities for all abilities. All leagues are 10 weeks long. Locations vary. Ages 50 and up.

Tuesdays, April 6 – June 8

Registration deadline: Sunday, March 21

Let’s Meet Up: Nature Playce

Wednesday, April 7, 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Grant Park, Mark Kreusch Nature Playce,
6588 McEwen Road
Dayton, OH 45459 United States
boy playing in hollow log

Enjoy fresh air and nature playtime. Meet other parents/caregivers and their children. Stop by the Kennard Nature Nook for free individually packaged snack then explore the Mark Kreusch Nature Playce. Staff will have one activity planned for each session that children can participate in. All ages.

Wednesdays, April 7 AND/OR May 5

Booked for Lunch

Wednesday, April 7, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Virtual
Harry Truman's Excellent Adventure 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.

Due to COVID-19 Booked for Lunch will meet virtually this spring.

April Discussion: Harry Truman’s Excellent Adventure: The True Story of a Great American Road Trip, by Matthew Algeo

Creature ComMOTION

Wednesday, April 7, 1:00 p.m.-1:45 p.m.
Grant Park, Kennard Nature Nook,
6588 McEwen Rd.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
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child's feet jumping in hula hoops

Little ones will learn animal sounds and movements that assist in motor development and rhythmic skills. They will enjoy activities with an animal theme, age-appropriate equipment and fun music. Participants will learn fascinating facts about animals from A to Z, found in our parks and around the world! Ages 4 – 6.

Wednesdays, April 7 – April 28

Registration deadline: Wednesday, March 31

LIFT UP and Laugh!

Wednesday, April 7, 2:00 p.m.-2:45 p.m.
Bill Yeck Park, Smith House,
2230 E. Centerville Station Road
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
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young boy smiling with mouth open wide at the camera

Now more than ever, we need to practice basic principles of a healthy mindset. LIFT UP is a four-week opportunity to do that. It focuses on six essential concepts to get us through trying times and boldly embrace life. The concepts are summarized by the acronym LIFT UP: Laugh, Inspire, Thrive, Fellowship, Uplift and Play. Best for ages 4 – 9 with a parent/guardian.

Wednesdays, April 7 – 28

Registration deadline: Wednesday, March 30

Junior Explorers

Wednesday, April 7, 4:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Grant Park,
501 Normandy Ridge Rd.
Centerville, OH United States
group of kids exploring a creek

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, April 7 – May 12

Registration deadline: 48 hours in advance

Tennis League – Wednesday Men’s Advanced

Wednesday, April 7, 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
man playing tennis at Schoolhouse Park

Join a Park District tennis league and play tennis in the parks this spring! Several levels of play allow opportunities for all abilities. All leagues are 10 weeks long. Locations vary. Ages 18 and up.

Wednesdays, April 7 – June 9

Registration deadline: Sunday, March 21

Hike With a Naturalist: Spring Wildflowers

Thursday, April 8, 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Grant Park,
501 Normandy Ridge Rd.
Centerville, OH United States
yellow trout lily

Appreciate and identify our early spring wildflowers on this slow-paced hike. Ages 14 and up (under 18 must be accompanied by an adult).

Registration deadline: 48 hours in advance

Discovering STEAM in Nature

Thursday, April 8, 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Grant Park, Kennard Nature Nook,
6588 McEwen Rd.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
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young girl looking through frame of sticks

Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math! Each session will focus on these topics individually and how they are connected to nature. We will conduct experiments, go on hikes and learn about potential careers in these fields. Come ready to create, explore and discover! Ages 8 – 12.

Thursdays, April 8 – 29

Registration deadline: Thursday, April 1

Conservation Crew: Vernal Pool Construction

Friday, April 9, 4:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Grant Park,
501 Normandy Ridge Rd.
Centerville, OH United States
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Shovels ready! We will be designing, learning about and digging a vernal pool in the lower meadow. A pair of work gloves is recommended. Certificates for service hours available upon request. Ages 12 – 17.

Registration deadline: 48 hours in advance

Beautiful Blooms Wildflower Tour

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

These tiny treasures can only be seen for a short time! After an introduction with an instructor, families will follow the path to search for all the spring wildflowers the forests have to offer. This is a Tools to Trek program. All ages. Staggered start times.

Registration deadline: Thursday, April 1

Beginner Tai Chi: Session A

Saturday, April 10, 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Grant Park, Kennard Nature Nook,
6588 McEwen Rd.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
Tai Chi at the Kennard Nature Nook

Great for stress relief, post-illness or with managing a chronic health condition. Improves coordination, balance and attention. Facilitates cardiac rehab, lowers blood pressure and helps maintain strong bones. Tai Chi is held outdoors and limited to nine participants. Ages 18 and up.

Saturdays, April 10 – May 22 (no class April 24)

Registration deadline: Thursday, April 8

Beginner Tai Chi: Session B

Saturday, April 10, 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
Grant Park, Kennard Nature Nook,
6588 McEwen Rd.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
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Tai Chi at the Kennard Nature Nook

Great for stress relief, post-illness or with managing a chronic health condition. Improves coordination, balance and attention. Facilitates cardiac rehab, lowers blood pressure and helps maintain strong bones. Tai Chi is held outdoors and limited to nine participants. Ages 18 and up.

Saturdays, April 10 – May 22 (no class April 24)

Registration deadline: Thursday, April 8