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Functional Mobility Training

Taught by Travis Ballman, certified functional movement and mobility coach with a bachelor’s degree in health and sports science, this class is designed to provide participants with foundational movement skills to include squatting, bending at the waist, general upper body strength and core stability. These movements can be transferred to activities in everyday life, such as, household chores, hiking, playing with your kids, gardening, etc.
No experience is needed and the class will be modified depending on athletic ability. Please bring a yoga mat and towel along with a water bottle.

Thursday, April 25, 5:00-6:00 PM
Russ Nature Reserve

Morning Milers - Beavercreek Station

Enjoy the region's bike trails with an early morning ride led by a GCP&T Trail Sentinel. Beginning at Beavercreek Station, this 26 mile ride will take you towards Jamestown and back to Beavercreek Station when finished. This ride is for the intermediate skill level and may include a short, off-trail portion. Riders must be 18 and over and wear a helmet to participate. Ride will be cancelled in the event of a thunderstorm.
Saturday, April 27, 9:00-11:00 AM
Beavercreek Station

Spring Birding Excursion

Some of Ohio’s most elusive migrants call the ridges and hills of Tar Hollow State Park home. Join us on a quest to find Scarlet Tanagers, Cerulean Warblers, Worm-eating Warblers, and many other bird species. Please bring binoculars. A picnic dinner will be provided.
Saturday, April 27, 2:00-10:00 PM
Narrows Reserve: Narrows Reserve Nature Center

Volunteer Training - Ohio's Warblers

The gems of Ohio’s bird life are the warblers. These little dynamos fly from Colombia to Ohio and back each year. We’ll learn how to identify them and then watch them bebop around from the tops of the trees to the forest floor- all in search of caterpillars.
Monday, April 29, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Narrows Reserve: Narrows Reserve Nature Center

Wellness Walkers-Phillips Park

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, May 2, 9:30-10:30 AM
Phillips Park

Spring Bird Count

Greene County’s woodlands, prairies, and wetlands are full of birds! Our goal is to find as many of them as we can in 12 hours. Last year we spotted 90 species, can you help us break that record? Join us by watching for Facebook updates or by calling 937-971-9319 for our current location.
Saturday, May 4, 6:30 AM-6:30 PM
Narrows Reserve: Narrows Reserve Nature Center

Night Ride: Xenia Station to Fifth-Third Gateway Park

Join the GCP&T Trail Sentinels for a moonlight ride along the region's bike trails. GCP&T Trail Sentinels are an elite volunteer group who patrol the trails and coordinate several cycling events. All night riders must be 18 and older, wear a helmet and have lights on their bikes. Rides will be cancelled in the event of a thunderstorm.
Saturday, May 4, 7:00-9:00 PM
Xenia Station

Native Plant Sale

Native plants are a fabulous way to bring color and wildlife to your yard. Build a healthy backyard habitat with plants native to and grown in Ohio. Order forms can be picked up at Narrows Reserve Nature Center (2575 Indian Ripple Rd, Xenia) or the Parks & Trails Office (575 Ledbetter Rd, Xenia)or can be requested through email at info@gcparkstrails.com. You can also click on the following link to print a copy of the form: http://www.gcparkstrails.com/DocumentCenter/View/1145/Order-form-2019--Native-Plant-Sale
Preorders due April 12 by 4 pm. Plants can be picked up at James Ranch Park on May 5 from 12 pm to 4 pm.


Sunday, May 5, 12:00-4:00 PM
James Ranch Park

Morning Milers - Beavercreek Station

Enjoy the region's bike trails with an early morning ride led by a GCP&T Trail Sentinel. Beginning at Beavercreek Station, this 30 mile ride will take you towards Cedarville and back to Beavercreek Station when finished. This ride is for the intermediate skill level and may include a short, off-trail portion. Riders must be 18 and over and wear a helmet to participate. Ride will be cancelled in the event of a thunderstorm.
Saturday, May 11, 9:00-11:00 AM
Beavercreek Station

The Great 5K Breakout - Animal Care and Control

Join Greene County's Animal Care and Control for their 3nd annual The Great 5K Breakout fun run/walk. Pet owners from throughout the region and their pets can join adoptable dogs of all shapes and sizes for this annual fundraiser. A silent auction for great prizes will be featured as well as vendors providing information and animal products for purchase. Each participant will receive a commemorative t-shirt, leash and a swag bag. Help raise awareness of the great adoptable pets looking for their forever homes. For more information, call 937-562-7400.
Saturday, May 11, 9:00 AM-2:00 PM
James Ranch Park