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You can fish for free without a fishing license at the ponds at Delco Park, Lincoln Park, Pondview Park, and the Kettering Recreation Complex. You can find a list of park amenities and a map to these parks here. Please throw all fish back into the water, and please do not cast nets. Enjoy!

Want to make a positive impact on parks, recreation and cultural arts programs in your community? The 2019 Kettering Program Advisory Committee needs your voice! This volunteer group of residents is focused on providing feedback and evaluation for programs and services that the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department provides on a yearly basis. Enjoy a...

October 21, 2018

Be a witch or wizard! There will be magic in the air at the Witches & Wizards Ball! Create a magic wand and cast your very own spell from our Spell Shop before enjoying the night with a Halloween-themed dinner and dancing. Ages 6+. Fees: $15 Kettering resident couple; $18 nonresident couple. $5 per additional...

October 14, 2018

It's a Paint Play Party! Kids will enjoy an afternoon of extreme paint games like an epic paint balloon battle, paint tag and creating a giant Paint-a-palooza banner. Please wear a white T-shirt and bring a change of clothes to participate in this crazy and colorful FUN time! Ages 7 - 17. $10 Kettering residents;...

October 6, 2018

Get ready, get set and glow your way to fun with glow-in-the-dark games, a scavenger hunt and fun with glow sticks. Please note part of this event will be outside, weather permitting. Bring a flashlight and a change of clothes. Ages 12 - 17. Registration deadline is September 28. $10 Kettering residents; $13 nonresidents. View...

October 10, 2018

Celebrate the International Day of Clay with our ceramics community at Rosewood Arts Centre. This is a casual event giving all a chance to meet, network, and discuss their practice, community, and inspiration. Activities will include open critiques, forums to discuss artistic influences, and a "pot swap" pottery trade. There will also be a potluck,...

Think books with pictures are for little kids? Or that comic books are junk food for the brain? Think again! According to several studies, comic books are a great solution for encouraging reluctant readers. And these reluctant readers aren’t just students who are first learning to read – teenagers and adults who aren’t otherwise inclined...

Paula Willmot Kraus is an artist, an educator, and now Rosewood Gallery Coordinator – all the paths of her 30-plus professional years coming together in one place. During those years, she has been a fine art photographer and plans on continuing that vocation/addiction while working at Rosewood Arts Centre. Rosewood’s Works on Paper exhibition was...

September 29, 2018

Star Gaze Saturday, September 29 8pm-10pm Pondview Park (2320 Pondview Drive) FREE Fun for all ages Bring a flashlight and join members of the Miami Valley Astronomical Society at beautiful Pondview Park to view the autumn night sky. View more information.

Rosewood Gallery, solo exhibition by  Paula Izydorek On view: July 16 - August 17, 2018 Opening reception: Thursday, July 19, 6 - 8pm Free and open to the public Painter Paula Izydorek of Cleveland, OH spent her formative years in Southern California and has since lived in several major US cities. She is passionate about her heritage...

Rosewood Gallery, solo exhibition by John Humphries  On view: July 16 - August 17, 2018 Opening reception: Thursday, July 19, 6 - 8pm Free and open to the public Cincinnati, OH-based artist, John Humphries is a Professor of Architecture and Interior Design at Miami University, as well as a visual artist, gardener and designer focusing on translating...

The fresh produce of summer makes it easier (aside from the lure of ice cream) to maintain a healthy diet. Plus, during the warmer months, our bodies naturally want lighter foods. When the weather turns cool, your body’s natural instinct is to store fat. And delicious stuff, like apple cider, pumpkin spice lattes, pies and...

Are you ready to register for a program and need help logging in to our online registration system? We can assist! Below are links to help answer some of the commonly asked questions about online registration. Do you have a Household Account? Did you forget your User Name or Password? If you need additional assistance,...

The Kettering Recreation Complex Main Pool and aquatics locker rooms are getting a new look! From September 4 through October 26, the entire pool area - including locker rooms, hallway and main pool – will be closed for a major renovation project. You’ll still be able to enjoy the spa area (hot tub, sauna and...

Sandy Prell is the assistant branch library manager of the Wilmington Stroop Branch of Dayton Metro Library. She holds degrees in library science, journalism, and business. She says of serving on the Kettering Arts Council, “I love serving on the Kettering Arts Council because it provides another touchstone with the Kettering community. I am learning...

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