The weather is warming up and everything’s turning green. After a cold, gray winter, the blue skies, new leaves, and warm breezes beckon everyone to come out and play for a while. In the excitement of a new season of growth, here are some activities to make the most of all that spring has to offer.
Fri, April 1
Intro To Fly Fishing
Delco Park 2-3:30pm
Have you ever wanted to try fly fishing but didn’t know where to begin? Here is your chance! Register for this hands-on class.
Tues, April 05
Miami Valley Outdoor Club Meeting
Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark 6:30pm
Try Mountain Biking
Is not owning a mountain bike keeping you from trying it? If so, then come out to the MetroParks Mountain Bike Area (MoMBA) and borrow one of our bikes to ride for a lap or two. Bikes are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Youth younger than 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Helmets are mandatory and provided with bike.
Wed, April 6
National Walking Day
Dayton VA Medical Center Campus 11am – 1:00pm
This event is FREE and open to the public. The event will include a health and wellness fair with information about heart health and healthy eating, snacks, live entertainment and a walk around the campus of the beautiful VA Medical Center.
Wed, April 13
Backpacking 101 Class
Great Miami Outfitters 6-8pm
Instructors will cover a spectrum of information from how to find and fit the right backpack, how to fit everything into your pack, and how to pack and be prepared for any weather, including what to look for when shopping for your gear – tents, hammocks, backpacks, sleeping bags, stoves, food, clothing, and more. This is a great way to learn more about backpacking and ask questions in a friendly, casual atmosphere. Class is free.
Sat April 16
2nd annual Superhero Donut Run
Come out in your favorite Superhero costume and run to help grant the special wishes of Dayton area children who are battling life-threatening illnesses.
Sat, April 23
Earth Day Bird Hike
Trailside Museum Glen Helen
There are also 4, 6 and 12 mile trail hikes scheduled this day.
St. Vincent de Paul “Sock it to Poverty” Spring 5K Run/Walk
Montgomery County Job Center
Participants will enjoy free food, music, dancers, Zumba warm-up, Kids’ Fun Run, face painting, jump rope machine, and the 5K while exploring sponsor booths, stopping by selfie stations, and wearing fun, colorful socks. Attendees are encouraged to collect socks to donate for St. Vincent de Paul’s clients.
AIDS Walk Greater Dayton
Walk, run or ride
Dayton University River Campus
Garden Station Community Garden and Art Park
Garden Station is leading the way to Go a Shade Greener with the grassroots, community volunteer-run festival, EarthFest on April 23 from 10 AM until 6 PM. Bring your whole family and join your neighbors in an Earth Week celebration of a healthier and more sustainable way of living.
5K Walk/Run for Autism Awareness
Payne Recreation Center