In partnership with the City of Beavercreek Parks & Recreation, get out and enjoy our local parks, meet new people, all while getting some exercise. Get your heart rate up and get moving on these weekly walks that are guided and self paced. Registration is required through the City of Beavercreek Parks & Registration. To register, or inquire about the full schedule, please call 937-427-5514.
Thursday, November 21, 9:30-10:30 AM Narrows Reserve: Narrows Reserve Sperling Lane
We are back with a Thanksgiving edition of Wiggle Worms for our 2-5 year old kiddos. We are changing things up for the month and are teaching kids that's the holiday season isn't always about receiving but giving as well.
We will be partnering with local schools to provide care packages to kids in need. Your preschooler will put together a care package full of treats that will be provided to kids in need before they go home for the Thanksgiving holiday. The children will go along an "assembly line" and put the correct amount of items in their care package. Each bag will be finished off with a handwritten/drawn message to be inserted! Our goal is to create 300 bags so we need the help!
Our Thanksgiving helpers will also receive a yummy treat before leaving the park.
So help us teach our wiggle worms that this is the season for giving and join us at the Fairgrounds Recreation Center for a quick drop in program.
Dress for the weather as we will be doing this activity outside.
Volunteers: Volunteers are needed for this program. Click here to volunteer.
Thursday, November 21, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM Fairgrounds Recreation Center
Bring the whole family for this annual event that captures and celebrates the spirit of the season. Admission is free but a $1 per person suggested donation is appreciated.
The whole family will enjoy:
A visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus
Letters to Santa
Souvenir photos (nominal fee)
Self-guided walk through the illuminated park
Holiday displays and thousands of lights
Interactive stations with holiday activities
Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat. Dec. 4-7, 6:00-9:00 PM James Ranch Park
Follow the soft glow of luminaries in the snow...
Enjoy the calmness of the woods in winter on the Winter Solstice, the longest night of the year. Hot chocolate and holiday treats will be available for those participating in the hike. This is a self-guided hike along a luminary lit trail.
Saturday, December 21, 7:00-9:00 PM Russ Nature Reserve
Improve your backyard habitat with a bluebird house! Join us to learn how to attract bluebirds and other birds to your nest box, then build a box to take home! Fee is charged per box. Please bring a hammer along with you.
Saturday, January 18, 1:00-2:30 PM Greene County Parks & Trails Administrative Office
Need a little more beekeeping instruction? This class is for those who already have hives or have taken our beginning workshop. We will answer some of the questions and concerns you have experienced, provide additional information for healthier and more productive hives as well as discuss harvesting the honey. Pre-registration is required by January 12.
Saturday, January 25, 9:00 AM-3:30 PM Narrows Reserve: Narrows Reserve Nature Center
Interested in learning about beekeeping? During this six-week class, participants will learn everything from equipment (what is needed and what is not), setting up hives, bee pests, products of the hive and much more. Interested class participants will have the opportunity to order equipment from a major bee supply company (not required). Placing a group order will result in significant savings. Snow Date: March 12th
Thursday. January 30, 7:00-8:30 pm Greene County Media Room Thursday. February 6, 7:00-8:30 pm Greene County Media Room Thursday. February 13, 7:00-8:30 pm Greene County Media Room Thursday. February 20, 7:00-8:30 pm Greene County Media Room Thursday. February 27, 7:00-8:30 pm Greene County Media Room Thursday. March 5, 7:00-8:30 pm Greene County Media Room Thursday. March 12, 7:00-8:30 pm Greene County Media Room
Create family memories during this winter adventure! Maple sugaring excitement begins by hearing the drip, drip, drip as the first droplets of sap go into your bucket. Bring your whole family to learn all about the history of maple sugaring. Along the way you will find out how to identify sugar maple trees in winter, take turns drilling a hole and tapping a spile, then your family will have a special bucket that can be checked throughout the season. Sap from the bucket will be cooked into syrup for the Pancakes in the Park event. Families who rent a bucket will receive a free breakfast for up to 4 people at the event. Buckets must be rented prior to February 28.
Like Common Goldeneyes, Brown Creepers, and Lapland Longspurs, many birds only live in our area during the winter. Join us on our annual winter van tour as we search local hot-spots for our favorite wintertime neighbors. Exact destinations will be decided closer to the trip, but likely destinations include Eastwood Lake, Caesar Creek State Park, and Spring Valley Wildlife area. Please bring binoculars and dress for the weather. Dinner will be provided.
Saturday, February 22, 12:00-7:00 PM Narrows Reserve: Narrows Reserve Nature Center