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Happy National Water Safety Month! Are you headed out to a pool, lake or ocean this summer? Swimming, boating and fishing are some of summer’s most exciting activities. They can also be the most dangerous. Read on for tips to help yourself and your family stay safe in and around the water. Regardless of where...

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Both iPhone and Android users can use our new playkettering app for: Facility hours Drop-in exercise schedules Virtual park locator and tour Digital membership card Ball field conditions Special events information Inclement weather facility closures Maps and directions to parks and facilities Visit your app store and download the FREE playkettering app today!

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MISSION STATEMENT: The Kettering Senior Show Choir is a volunteer program under the City of Kettering, Ohio, and sponsored by the Charles Lathrem Senior Center for the purpose of enriching the lives of its senior volunteers through singing four-part harmony Broadway Show or Christmas Music choral concerts to entertain independent, assisted living, and nursing care...

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If you already know how to swim you might take for granted the value of this skill. But for many people the idea of learning how to swim can be frightening and seemingly impossible. The importance of being able to swim can vary from lifesaving to recreational. Here are six reasons why everyone – no...

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Rosewood Arts Centre’s fifth annual Art on the Playground was “definitely the best to date,” said Cultural Arts Program Supervisor, Andrew Dailey. Drawing a crowd of 450 art enthusiasts of all ages, the event featured 14 activity stations with projects like mask-making, pottery, fiber arts and origami. The first-ever Art on the Playground won second...

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December 5, 2017

Save the date! Make this evening part of your Christmas season festivities. This is a great opportunity to visit with friends and share a nice holiday meal with all of the trimmings, followed by the inspirational sounds of the Kettering Civic Band’s holiday concert. Check back for registration information!

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December 10, 2017

Calling all Grandmas, Nanas, Grammies (or whatever other distinguished title you go by). You are cordially invited to a special Grandma and Me Snowflake Tea. Bring your grandchild ages 4-10 years for a special afternoon of holiday fun. We will enjoy snacks, tea and together we will make a few crafts. Fee: $15/CIL member couple;...

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October 28, 2017

Come celebrate Halloween with us and your furry friend! We will have trick or treating set up for your dog, participate in the Walk and Wag 5k, and enter the pet costume contest. Participants will receive a complimentary “doggy” bag. Attendance is FREE! Save the date! More details to come soon!

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November 11, 2017

Save the date! This popular annual event showcases over 75 vendors throughout Kettering Recreation Complex and Charles I Lathrem Senior Center. Vendors will display their festive holiday decorations and handmade gift items for you to get a start on your shopping. Admission is free to this one-day show! Interested vendors will be able to apply...

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July 11, 2017

Summer is a great time for grandparents and grandchildren to spend some fun time together and make new memories! Each of the 3G Connection Events that we are offering will help you do just that! Spend a crafty afternoon making a variety of projects. Working together, we will make several projects including crafts that you can make...

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July 20, 2017

Summer is a great time for grandparents and grandchildren to spend some fun time together and make new memories! Each of the 3G Connection Events that we are offering will help you do just that! You heard it right, this camp is for grandparents and their grandchildren! You can never be too big for summer...

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July 27, 2017

Summer is a great time for grandparents and grandchildren to spend some fun time together and make new memories! Each of the 3G Connection Events that we are offering will help you do just that! Join us for an afternoon of Bingo fun. You might win some back-to-school supplies while enjoying an ice cream sundae!...

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August 8, 2017

Join us for good food and themed BINGO! When you first arrive, you will walk into a fun themed room for a delicious meal. Once everyone has finished eating we will play 8 rounds of BINGO with a cover-all to end the event. Each winner will receive a prize! Registration closes two days prior to the event...

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June 3, 2017

Get up close and personal with some of your favorite “big rigs”. Truck lovers young and old will have fun interacting with a wide variety of trucks, construction vehicles, public safety vehicles and more! Be sure to bring your cameras. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Bring your swimsuit and continue the day at...

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July 9, 2017

Join us for some tasty treats prepared by the sun in solar ovens handmade by you! Each participant will make their own solar cooker and will prepare a snack to share with their families. This program is sunshine dependent. Age(s): 7+. Fee: $7/resident; $8/non-resident. Preregistration required. For more information, call 296-2477. Register today!

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July 22, 2017

Do you love a good challenge? What about a survival challenge? This high paced program is all about what it takes to survive in the wilderness. You will learn basic fire skills, practice the important skill of team building, purify water, and build a shelter. Age(s) 8+. Fee: $15/resident; $17/non-resident. Preregistration required. For more information,...

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July 15, 2017

Come experience the magic of fishing at Pondview Park at twilight. Bring your fishing pole and tackle box. We will provide bait and enjoy a fire roasted hot dog while you fish. Open to all ages. Fee: $6/resident; $7/non-resident. Preregistration required. For more information, call 296-2477. Register today!  

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June 24, 2017

Join the Great American Backyard Campout at the Habitat! Reserve a campsite at the Habitat Environmental Center grounds for your family. After setting up your site we will have campfire stories and s’mores, a hike in the woods, firefly roundup, and so much more for campers to enjoy. Bring a picnic dinner for your family...

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August 5, 2017

Bring your family out for an old fashioned day in the park. Multiple Optimist Clubs from the Montgomery County area will be on hand to provide games for kids in grades K-8. Children must be  accompanied by an adult and all are invited to a free picnic style lunch. The event is being co-sponsored by the...

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