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December 12, 2017

Join us the 2nd Tuesday of every month for good food and themed BINGO! When you first arrive, you will walk into a fun, themed room, and we will enjoy a meal. Once everyone has finished eating, we will play eight rounds of BINGO with a cover-all to end the event. Each winner will receive...

December 4, 2017

Come join Jan Baker, professional floral designer, and owner of ARRANGEMENTS! as we make winter a little bit more fun and festive by creating gorgeous winter arrangement by using fresh mixed evergreens, birch branches and pine cones, ribbon and more. Participants will walk away with a completed project. Please bring scissors, paring knife and flower...

Kerri Miles (center) at Honeyfest 2017 We’re continuing our series of profiles on our talented Kettering PRCA team members! Learn what inspired them to choose careers in parks and recreation and what they love about working with the community. Next up:  Environmental Education Supervisor, Kerri Miles What led you to a career in environmental education?...

December 1, 2017

Join Mayor Patterson in lighting the Kettering Christmas tree! Celebrate the kickoff of the season with cookies, hot chocolate and Kettering Children's Choir singing favorite carols. FREE carriage rides are available on a first come, first served basis from 6-8 PM. The carriages are limited and will only run until 8pm, so be sure to...

Brandon Douglas from Parks maintenance has some helpful tips on how to care for your lawn this fall, so it’s beautiful when spring rolls around. Here are his suggestions: Fall is a great time to put down the last application of fertilizer on lawns to help promote root growth throughout the winter and also giving...

November 21, 2017

School is out! Come spend the day at the Kettering Recreation Complex. Enjoy a day out of school in a fun and supervised environment. Activities include games, crafts and much more throughout the day. Please pack a lunch for your child. Register in advance. Fees: $25 Kettering residents; $35 nonresidents. View the registration page and enroll...

November 19, 2017

Preschoolers will make treats for which to be thankful. The whole family will enjoy gobbling these right up! Thanksgiving Treats is part of Kitchen Play, a no-knife-skills preschool class that will have the kids making treats and eating them in no time. Menu includes treats and a craft that are appropriate for the current holiday....

Saturday, November 11 is Veterans Day! To thank local veterans for their service to our country, we’re offering active and retired members of the military and their families free admission to select activities and facilities on Veterans Day. Proper Military ID is required to participate. Check out the full list below:     Aquatics Lap...

November 20, 2017

Do your kids have an affinity for animals? Send them to this educational and fun program about the slithering, crawling, and gnawing beasts of the forest. We will learn about those animals that do exist and also come up with new “beasts” that only exist in our imaginations. Pizza will be served. Ages 8-13. Preregistration required. Fees: $7 Kettering residents;...

Want to create art or take a class on the weekends, but don’t have time? Good news – Rosewood Arts Centre is piloting new extended hours, starting January 2, 2018. Cultural Arts Division Manager, Shayna McConville, gave us the details. What are Rosewood’s hours under the new schedule? Rosewood’s hours will be Monday through Thursday,...

December 1, 2017

Winter is a wonderful season for exploring the outdoors with your little one and also for sitting by the fire to hear a nature story. You will be doing both and much more with our Habitat naturalist who will introduce your preschool-aged child to the wondrous natural world. Each week we will explore a new...

UPCOMING GALLERY SEASON - 2018 28TH ANNUAL DAYTON AREA WORKS ON PAPER January 15 – February 24 A juried exhibition created for artists living within a 40-mile radius of Dayton, Ohio. The exhibition features two- and three-dimensional works of art on or of paper. Char Norman, Acts of Devotion (detail), 2017, mixed media, dim. var....

Sponsorship Opportunities! The City of Kettering Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department is delighted to share new opportunities to partner with us. Is your business or organization looking for new solutions to market to individuals or families that are active, health conscious, love outdoor activities in the local community? We have created a wide range...

We’re excited to be launching a new series of profiles on our talented Kettering PRCA team members. Learn what inspired them to choose careers in parks and recreation and what they love about working with the community. First up:  Sports Supervisor, Jacob Hensel What led you to a career in community sports? I’ve always had...

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