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On the third Monday of every month, kids, parents and educators gather to explore a theme through both art and literature. For January’s lesson on emotions, Melissa from Dayton Metro Libraries took a group of kids ages 3 to 6 through four books that explored feelings in a fun, accessible way. Games and chats between...

Meet Shauna Lewallen, Kettering’s brand-new Recreation Superintendent! Learn what she loves most about working in recreation and what she enjoys doing off the clock, too. What made you choose parks and recreation as a career field? I was a park kid growing up. Some of my happiest childhood memories were made on the pee wee...

June 22, 2019

Join the Great Kettering Camp-out at the Habitat. Reserve a campsite for your family to set up your base for the night. Enjoy roasting s’mores, campfire stories, a night hike in the woods, and so much more for campers to enjoy. Bring a picnic dinner for your family, and we will provide dessert and a...

May 18, 2019

Join local wildflower expert and author, Bob Henn, as we explore beautiful Pondview Park. Bob will lead a hike identifying unique species while sharing stories and facts about this diverse habitat. All ages are welcome. Fee: $5/resident; $6/non-resident View the registration page and enroll (Enrollment for this program will open March 4 for Kettering residents...

Ginger Owen-Murakami & Vicki Van Ameyden, Heritage Habitats November 26 - December 28, 2018 Opening reception: Thursday,  November 29, 6 - 8 p.m. Both the exhibition and reception are free and open to the public. Collaborating artists Ginger Owen-Murakami and Vicki VanAmeyden have come together to create the installation, Heritage Habitats. In this show they...

Connie R. Campbell, Archetypes November 26 - December 28, 2018 Opening reception: Thursday,  November 29, 6 - 8 p.m. Both the exhibition and reception are free and open to the public. Franklin-area artist Connie R. Campbell produces sculptures with a sense of strength and tension.  Made with aluminum, copper, and wood each piece of art...

June 8, 2019

Annual Youth Fishing Derby  Saturday, June 8, 2019 Delco Park in Kettering 9:00am Registration; 10am Derby Begins Ages 5-16 -Casting demonstrations from 9-10am -Beginners encouraged to attend. -Catch a tagged fish for a special prize. Lunch and awards at noon. Parents or guardians must remain with their children during the event. Loaner poles available and...

April 20, 2019

Speak for the trees, as the Lorax says, by putting down some roots at this yearly event! Plant trees and clean up the park, talk with firefighters, meet City officials, and enjoy giving back to planet earth! Bring gloves, shovels and a watering container if you have them! Open to all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For...

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