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Programming for Families

West Chester Township supports and hosts a variety of special events and recreational programs for the enjoyment of the community.

Registration required for WOLF and Nature Basket programs. 

Call 759-7312 or email lgroff@westchesteroh.org and leave name, home phone number, the program attending and the number of children that will attend. There is no charge.

 

Nature Basket Program – Programs are suited for preschool children, ages 3 to 5, and their adult companions. All programs include a story, a talk about seasonal nature and a craft. Adult help with craft is required.

All sessions will begin at 10:30 a.m. Programs meet at Keehner Park at 7211 Barrett Road in the summer and fall and at the Station Road Schoolhouse at 6670 Station Road in the winter. Rain does not cancel!

Nature Basket Dates 2014

January 8, February 5 (Cancelled), March 5, April 9 and December 17 at Station Road Schoolhouse

May 7, June 4, August 13, September 10 and October 15 at Keehner Park Owl Shelter

November 19 at Keehner Park Log Cabin

 

 

WOLF Program

June 11, 18, 25 and July 16, 23, 30

The WOLF (World of Land, Forest and Friends) program is offered at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Wednesdays during the summer. The program is for children ages 5 to 14 and focuses attention each week on a specific topic related to nature and the environment. All programs will be in the Deer Shelter at Keehner Park. Participants who attend 5 out of the 6 sessions will earn a prize. Passport to Fishing or Nature Basket programs may count as a make-up session.

 

Easter Egg Hunt

April 19, 1:00 p.m. SHARP!

Keehner Park: Tennis Court Area

Presented by West Chester Fire Department Association

Bring a bag or basket to collect colorful eggs. Event is free and open to children 0 - 8 years old.

 

 Bike Rodeo

Presented by West Chester Police Department

April 26, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

West Chester Library

Start the summer off on the right pedal!  West Chester police officers guide youngsters through a course designed to teach them the rules of the road and provide important bicycle safety tips.  Technicians will also inspect bikes and make adjustments if needed.  Children must be accompanied by an adult and must bring their bike and helmet to participate.

 

 Touch a Truck 

June 27, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.,

The Square @ Union Centre

Presented by First Financial Bank and The West Chester Fire Department

Check out the cool trucks and vehicles that serve the community every day. The event is free and offered in partnership with First Financial Bank.  

 

Star Gazing at Keehner Park

April 5 (Rain Date: April 26) 

May 17 (Rain Date: May 24)

Sept. 6 (Rain Date: Sept. 13)

View the stars and planets up close at Keehner Park tennis court area. Members of the Cincinnati Astronomical Society will set up their powerful scopes for viewing of the night sky. Bring your questions and learn about the planets, stars and other heavenly bodies.  

 

Arts in the Park

Presented by The Arts Council of West Chester & Liberty

Keehner Park, www.artscouncilwcl.org

CANCELLED for 2014

Arts in the Park will offer affordable classes in painting, drawing, theater and more.  These workshops are open to students of all ages, from preschoolers to seniors in high school.  Visit the website for more details, including registration information.

 

The Great Pumpkin Fest

October 11, 2 to 6 p.m., Keehner Park

Free family-friendly fall event features a costume contest beginning at 3 p.m., inflatable rides, horse-and-wagon rides, petting zoo and more.

 

Pioneer Christmas

December 14, 1 to 4 p.m., Keehner Park Log Cabin

Celebrate the holidays just like the pioneers did!  The Cabin in the Clearing will be decorated for a traditional holiday celebration as Santa visits and traditional pioneer fare is featured.