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September 2021

Yoga in the Park: Session C

Monday, September 13, 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 on the deck overlooking the meadow. Please bring a yoga mat and water. Ages 18 and up.

Mondays, September 13 – October 18

Registration deadline: Saturday, September 11

Pop-Up Storytime in the Park

Monday, September 13, 10:30 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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children being read a story

Families are invited to join us outside to listen to a story brought to you by the Washington-Centerville Public Library and to participate in nature-themed activities following the story. Families are encouraged to bring a blanket to sit on. We will meet by the fire circle. All ages.

Outdoor Explorers

Monday, September 13, 4:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Grant Park,
501 Normandy Ridge Rd.
Centerville, OH United States
group of kids exploring a creek

Outdoor play is vital to child development and well-being. Children will learn about nature and the outdoors in this program designed to allow children to interact with nature in unique ways. Activities include discovery, challenges and games. Ages 9 – 12.

Mondays, September 13 – October 18

Registration deadline: Saturday, September 11

Tai Chi Intermediate

Monday, September 13, 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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Tai Chi at the Kennard Nature Nook

Continue to develop Tai Chi and Qigong principles moving from Tai Chi Easy into Dr. Jahnke’s Integral Tai Chi Form. Great for stress relief, post-illness or with managing a chronic health condition. Improves coordination, balance and attention. Taught by Judy Wilson, Certified Integral Qigong and Tai Chi Instructor. Ages 18 and up.

Mondays, September 13 – October 18

Registration deadline: Saturday, September 11

Art & Imagination

Tuesday, September 14, 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Activity Center Park,
221 N. Main St.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
girl working on art

Does your child love art time? This drop-off program is designed to give your child an opportunity to get creative by trying new things and designing a unique project based on a monthly theme. Ages 6 – 8.

Tuesdays, September 14, October 12 & November 9

Registration deadline: Tuesday, September 7

Art & Imagination: The Kit!

Wednesday, September 15, 8:00 a.m.

Does your child love art time? Still looking for an at-home option for crafting? This kit is designed to give your child an opportunity to get creative! They will try new techniques and design unique projects based on a monthly theme. This kit will contain the same activities as the in-person Art and Imagination program! Best for ages 6 – 8.

Wednesdays, September 15, October 13 & November 10

Registration deadline: Tuesday, September 7

Junior Explorers

Wednesday, September 15, 4:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Grant Park,
501 Normandy Ridge Rd.
Centerville, OH United States
boy playing with sticks

Outdoor play is vital to child development and well-being. Children will learn about nature and the outdoors in this program designed to allow children to interact with nature in unique ways. Activities include discovery, challenges and games. Ages 6 – 8.

Wednesdays, September 15 – October 20

Registration deadline: Monday, September 13

Tai Chi Beginner

Thursday, September 16, 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Grant Park, Kennard Nature Nook,
6588 McEwen Rd.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
Tai Chi at the Kennard Nature Nook

An introduction to Tai Chi and Qigong (Chi Kung) principles and form through Tai Chi Easy™. Great for stress relief, post-illness or with managing a chronic health condition. Improves coordination, balance and attention. Taught by Judy Wilson, Certified Integral Qigong and Tai Chi Instructor. Ages 18 and up.

Thursdays, September 16 – October 21

Registration deadline: Tuesday, September 14

Preschool Nature Series: Singing Insects AM

Thursday, September 16, 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Donnybrook Park,
6161 Donnybrook Dr.
Dayton, OH 45459 United States
wildflowers at the Donnybrook Fen

We will learn all about how insects sing while exploring Donnybrook’s restored fen habitat. The hike takes place on a natural path and boardwalk. Ages 3 – 6 with adult companion.

Registration deadline: Tuesday, September 14

Preschool Nature Series: Singing Insects PM

Thursday, September 16, 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Donnybrook Park,
6161 Donnybrook Dr.
Dayton, OH 45459 United States
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wildflowers at the Donnybrook Fen

We will learn all about how insects sing while exploring Donnybrook’s restored fen habitat. The hike takes place on a natural path and boardwalk. Ages 3 – 6 with adult companion.

Registration deadline: Tuesday, September 14

Reading in the Wild

Friday, September 17, 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Grant Park, Kennard Nature Nook,
6588 McEwen Rd.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
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mother and daughter looking at animal pictures

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. Ages 18 months – 4 years with adult companion.

Registration deadline: Wednesday, September 15

Canvas Painting and Storytime

Friday, September 17, 5:00 p.m.-6:15 p.m.
Activity Center Park,
221 N. Main St.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
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little boy painting a canvas

Children will choose a canvas design that fits the story theme during this fun evening with Kristin Bailey from Purple Paint Brush. This session’s theme is fairies! Ages 2 – 5 with adult companion.

Registration deadline: Friday, September 10

Pickleball Game Day!

Saturday, September 18, 12:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Activity Center Park,
221 N. Main St.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
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Pickleball courts at Activity Center Park

Come out and play pickleball with us this fall! We will have men’s doubles, women’s doubles, and mixed doubles divisions on this just-for-fun, round-robin game day. Games will be structured in a round-robin format. Prizes will be awarded for 1st and 2nd place in each division. Light refreshments will be available as well. Ages 18 and up.

Registration deadline: Thursday, September 16

RecKits: Fall-a-palooza

Monday, September 20, 8:00 a.m.

Fall officially arrives on September 22! This RecKit contains lots of fun, brand-new, fall-themed crafts and activities you can make at home! Best for ages 7 – 13.

Registration deadline: Monday, September 13

RecKits: Fall-a-palooza, Jr.

Monday, September 20, 8:00 a.m.

Fall officially arrives on September 22! This RecKit contains lots of fun, brand-new (and easy) fall-themed crafts and activities you can make at home! Best for ages 3 – 6.

Registration deadline: Monday, September 13