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Infused with Nature

Close your eyes as we take you on a journey using the power of scent and nature. Take your visit to the Narrows Reserve home, where you will be able to enjoy your local park in the comfort of your favorite space.

Filling your space with memories of your day at the park, join us as we infuse two favorite loves into a delightful aroma.

Join a local candle maker from Wick Therapy Candle as she guides you in creating your memorable scent followed by a hike adventure while your candle sets.

Fee includes:
wax, jar, lid, wick, wick sticker, label, scent(s), and PPE

Saturday, May 1, 12:00-2:00 PM
Narrows Reserve: Narrows Reserve Canoe Launch

Night Ride: Xenia Station to Fifth-Third Gateway Park

Join the GCP&T Trail Sentinels for a 20 mile 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 1, 7:00-9:00 PM
Xenia Station

Farmhouse Decor - DIY Style

Farmhouse decor is the way to go and we want to help you create your own unique farmhouse piece for your home. We will be providing a few different options, each unique. Registrants will get to pick and complete one of the crafts.

With multiple images to choose from, you will be "punching" a design or image onto a piece of aluminum using nails, hammers, screw drivers and more. Once finished, the aluminum will be mounted on a piece of wood that can be hung on the wall as a design piece or put on a shelf in a grouping.

How about a magnetic message board? Having a hard time keeping up with busy schedules? Let us help you stay on track. We will provide most of the supplies you need, just show up for a good time!

This is a registration only program due to supplies and each registrant will receive 1 kit.

Refreshments will be provided.

Monday, May 3, 7:00-8:30 PM
Caesar Ford Park: Caesar Ford Park Shelter

Open Fire Cooking - Mexican

Delicious recipes cooked over an open flame...in a park environment? We have you covered and you will be full by the end of this program.

Join Tim Fouts, from our Ranger Division, and a trained executive chef, for the "how to's" of open fire cooking. Participants will cook their own 3 course meal over an open fire and then enjoy it at your own picnic at Caesar Ford Park.

This program will be offered once a month for four months and will include a different recipe each month. All supplies will be provided. You must register monthly to participate, no walk-in's permitted.

This month's menu: Mexican!

This is couples program, please only register 1 person...but bring along a guest. The guest does not need to register.

Your menu:

~Starters
Pork Tamale with fire Roasted Pineapple Salsa
Black Bean Empanada with Smoked "Greene" chili sauce

~Dinner
Iron Skillet Chili Rellenos in Mole' sauce
Wood Fired Chicken Enchiladas
Campfire Jalapeno, Bacon and Corn Salad
*Traditional toppings provided ala cart
Rice, Beans, Chips, Sour Cream and Hot Sauces

~Dessert
S'mores Tacos'
Fire Roasted Churros with Carmel Sauce

Wednesday, May 5, 6:00-9:00 PM
Caesar Ford Park: Caesar Ford Park Shelter

Morning Milers - Beavercreek Community Park

Enjoy the region's bike trails with an early morning ride led by a GCP&T Trail Sentinel. Bikers will begin at Beavercreek Community Park riding to Yellow Springs and back, riders can expect to bike between 25 and 35 miles. This ride is not for the beginner skill level and does include a short, off-trail portion. Riders must be 18 and over and wear a helmet to participate. Meeting time at each location is 8:30 a.m. with ride departure at 9 a.m. Ride will be cancelled in the event of a thunderstorm.

Saturday, May 8, 9:00-11:00 AM
Bike Trails: Little Miami Scenic Trail (N) – Beavercreek Community Park - 801 Factory Road, Beavercreek Ohio

GTO: Get Out!

Can you and your friends make it out in time? Caesar Ford Park will be transformed into an exciting escape experience with unique and challenging multi-stage puzzles. Escape from a post-apocalyptic woods or survive a wagon train adventure gone wrong. Free snacks and soda will be available while supplies last.

This is a free program, registration is required.

Saturday, May 8, 9:00-11:00 PM
Caesar Ford Park

Night Ride: Xenia Station to McDonalds, Jamestown

Join the GCP&T Trail Sentinels for a 22 mile 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 15, 7:00-9:00 PM
Xenia Station

Wiggle Worms - Nature's Treasure Hunt

Are you ready for a treasure hunt? Get ready to use your senses to find some of nature's gems - BIRDS! Follow your treasure map to find six stations, each with their own treasure hunting challenge, and earn your colorful gems. Once you have all six gemstones, you can trade them in for a bird related prize.

This is a drop-in program, you do not need to stay for the full 2 hours. An adult is required to stay during the program.

Thursday, May 20, 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
James Ranch Park

Greene Grasshoppers - Treasure in the Trees

Birds are some of the most colorful animals around, and we are going to celebrate their beauty with a bird themed scavenger hunt. We'll find hidden treasure in the trees as we solve puzzles and make birdy creations, collecting gems along the way. At the end you can trade in your gems for a bird themed prize.

This is a drop-in program, you do not need to stay for the full 2 hours. An adult is required to stay during the program.

This program covers kindergarteners through 9 year olds.

Thursday, May 20, 6:00-8:00 PM
James Ranch Park

Morning Milers - Beavercreek Community Park

Enjoy the region's bike trails with an early morning ride led by a GCP&T Trail Sentinel. Bikers will begin at Beavercreek Community Park riding to Cedarville and back, riders can expect to bike between 25 and 35 miles. This ride is not for the beginner skill level and does include a short, off-trail portion. Riders must be 18 and over and wear a helmet to participate. Meeting time at each location is 8:30 a.m. with ride departure at 9 a.m. Ride will be cancelled in the event of a thunderstorm.

Saturday, May 22, 9:00-11:00 AM
Bike Trails: Ohio-to-Erie Trail – Beavercreek Community Park - 801 Factory Road, Beavercreek Ohio
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