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October 2022

Intergenerational Series: Pumpkin Party

Friday, October 28, 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Yankee Park,
7500 Yankee St.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
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grandmother laughing with granddaughter

Grandchildren and grandparent(s) will create a pumpkin craft, enjoy pumpkin stories and search for pumpkins large and small! Ages 3 – 6 with grandparent(s).

Registration deadline: Friday, October 21

Hound Hike

Saturday, October 29, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Bill Yeck Park, Smith House,
2230 E. Centerville Station Road
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
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hike with a SICSA rescue dog at Bill Yeck Park

Join us for an afternoon of testing your dog’s sense of smell! Dress your dog up in their best costume and enjoy a self-guided hike through the trails of Bill Yeck Park. Start at the CWPD tent to get your score sheet, then see if your dog can find all the hidden scents along the trail. All ages.

Registration is not required.

Birdwatching Basics

Saturday, October 29, 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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man looking through binoculars

Learn how to identify and appreciate birds as a family! We will learn how to use binoculars, how to tell common birds by sight, and learn their songs. Bring binoculars if you have them. A limited supply will be available to borrow. This is a Tools to Trek program. All ages.

Registration deadline: Thursday, October 27

November 2022

Early Adventures: Pleasant Hill

Tuesday, November 1, 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Pleasant Hill Park,
358 Zengel Dr.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
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Early Adventures

Hit the trail with us! These exploratory hikes foster curiosity and confidence in young children. Your leader will point out seasonal changes and other natural points of interest in the parks. This hike is on a natural path. This is a Tools to Trek program. Ages 0 – 4 years with adult companion.

Registration deadline: Sunday, October 30

Young Birders Club

Tuesday, November 1, 4:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Rosewood Park,
475 Roselake Dr.
Centerville, OH 45458 United States
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a downy woodpecker eating bird seed from feeder

Bird watching and identification are fascinating subjects. You will walk away with a greater knowledge of birds and their role in the ecosystem. A light snack is included. Ages 12 – 17.

Registration deadline: Sunday, October 30

Fall Blankets with AR Workshop

Tuesday, November 1, 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Activity Center Park,
221 N. Main St.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
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woman hand knitting a blanket

We will guide you step-by-step through the hand knitting process to create a super cozy, one-of-a-kind blanket. Incorporate the colors of fall into this blanket as you prepare for the holiday season. The blanket requires no needles or knitting experience! Ages 16 and up.

Registration deadline: Tuesday, October 25

Let’s Meet Up: Forest Field

Wednesday, November 2, 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Forest Field Park,
2100 E. Centerville Station Rd.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
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Enjoy fresh air and nature playtime. Meet other parents/caregivers and their children. Stop by the shelter for a free snack. Then, explore the playground, nature play area and trails during this casual meet-up! Staff will have one activity planned for each session that children can participate in before or after unstructured playtime. All ages.

Mad Science University

Wednesday, November 2, 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Activity Center Park,
221 N. Main St.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
three children looking through homemade telescopes

Science is all around us! Children will experience science firsthand through hands-on, and sometimes messy, activities! We will explore fascinating science concepts with a new theme each week. We are putting science to the test as your child learns about chemistry, biology and physics. Ages 8 – 12. 

Wednesdays, November 2 – 30 (No class November 23)

Registration deadline: Monday, October 24

Oh My Gourd Archery

Thursday, November 3, 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Oak Grove Park,
1790 E. Social Row Rd.
Centerville, OH 45458 United States
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What better use of old Halloween pumpkins than to shoot them with arrows! Join us for an evening of archery, but this time aiming for pumpkins! We will learn the basics of NASP competition-style archery and put the skills learned to practice. All equipment is provided. Ages 8 – 15.

Registration deadline: Thursday, October 27

Glass Fusing: Scenic Fall Trees

Thursday, November 3, 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Activity Center Park,
221 N. Main St.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
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Create a beautiful forest with fall trees and leaves on a 10.75″ square of glass. This project is a perfect piece to add to your fall décor! A metal hanger will be added if you would like for it to be a window decoration! All materials, except a stand for your project, are included. Ages 16 and up.

Glazing Workshop: Birch Tree Serving Dish

Friday, November 4, 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Activity Center Park,
221 N. Main St.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
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serving dish painted with a birch tree design

In this new class led by artist Tabitha Guidone, you will use a rip and lay technique great for beginners or experienced crafters, to create beautiful birch trees on a serving dish — just in time for holiday entertaining! Dishwasher and microwave safe. Ages 15 and up.

Registration deadline: Monday, October 31

Watercolor Autumn Leaves

Saturday, November 5, 1:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Activity Center Park,
221 N. Main St.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
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watercolor

Celebrate the many colors of autumn by creating leaf-themed watercolor paintings utilizing basic brush and watercolor techniques. Ages 18 and up. 

Registration deadline: Friday, October 28

Race to the Holidays

Sunday, November 6, 1:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Schoolhouse Park,
1875 Nutt Rd.
Dayton, OH 45458 United States
Race to the Holidays 5k

Participate in this family-friendly 5K fun run/walk to benefit Centerville-Washington Park District, Friends of Washington-Centerville Public Library and Washington Township Recreation Center! Run and walk divisions, prizes and other activities and information round out this fun, fitness event! All ages.

Register online or pick up a registration form at the Library, RecPlex or Park Headquarters.

RecKits: The Sustainable Kit

Monday, November 7, 8:00 a.m.

CWPD is constantly striving to be more sustainable and we have lots of leftover supplies from our programs and camps! Let us design you and your family a unique kit with the supplies we have on hand. We will surprise you with a theme and fun activities! Best for ages 7 – 13. 

Registration deadline: Monday, October 31

From Brr to Burrow

Wednesday, November 9, 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Activity Center Park,
221 N. Main St.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
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When the temperature drops, it’s time to put on a coat! But how do animals stay warm? Discover thermoregulation as we look at different winter animal adaptations. Ages 8 – 14.

Registration deadline: Friday, November 4