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Hiking 101

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
New Lebanon
Community Room
Have you been thinking about going for a hike in a local park but have some questions about what to bring and where to go? Come out to Outdoor Adventure Connection's "Hiking 101" to learn the do's and don'ts of hiking. We will discuss clothing, footwear, gear, safety, maps and area parks so you and your family can have a safe and enjoyable outing. Learn the ten essential that every hiker should have. Get the confidence needed to plan a hike. We will also talk about our ten best beginner-friendly trails for a hike in the Dayton area. Learn from the experts!

Andy Niekamp is from Kettering and has a passion for long distance hiking. He has hiked the entire Appalachian Trail end to end four times. Andy is founder and leader of the Dayton Hikers group, the largest outdoor recreation group in Dayton and the Chief Adventure Officer of Outdoor Adventure Connection.

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For the Dogs Book Club

6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
Miamisburg
Community Room
In this book club designed for Kindergartners through 2nd graders, we will discuss our selected book and practice our reading skills. Many visits will include furry friends that like to listen to stories. *Registration Required - Open until January - Please contact Miamisburg Branch directly to register. Grades K-2nd.  
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Introduction to Day Hiking

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Miami Township
Community Room
Join Great Miami Outfitters in learning the ins and outs of day hiking! Instructors from Great Miami Outfitters will cover how to plan your day hike, how to pack your pack, and all the gear that should be in your pack. This is the perfect class for people new to hiking and experienced day hikers alike. Hear stories from the trail and share a few of your own. Please register in advance. 
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For the Dogs Book Club

6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
Miamisburg
Community Room
In this book club designed for Kindergartners through 2nd graders, we will discuss our selected book and practice our reading skills. Many visits will include furry friends that like to listen to stories. *Registration Required - Open until January - Please contact Miamisburg Branch directly to register. Grades K-2nd.  
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Appalachian Trail Hike Planning Workshop

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Kettering Moraine
Community Room
Is there a long distance hike on the Appalachian Trail or other long trail in your future but you’re not sure where to start? This program will give you the knowledge and confidence to plan a long distance hike. You'll learn trip planning skills about gear, clothing, food planning, resupply methods, shuttles, long-term parking, trail safety, hostels, guidebooks, maps, trail magic and more. Learn some basic resources and tips to get you started on planning your hike whether it is a week-long hike or months-long hike.

Andy Niekamp is from Kettering and has a passion for long distance hiking. He has hiked the entire Appalachian Trail end to end four times. Andy is founder and leader of the Dayton Hikers group, the largest outdoor recreation group in Dayton and the Chief Adventure Officer of Outdoor Adventure Connection.

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Meet 4 Paws for Ability

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Miamisburg
Community Room
4 Paws for Ability is a nonprofit based out of Xenia that places task-trained service dogs with disabled children and veterans, as written about in the book Underdogs by Melissa Greene, this year's Big Read selection. Come to learn more about their work, meet a dog currently in training, and see demonstrations.
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Meet 4 Paws for Ability

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
New Lebanon
Community Room
4 Paws for Ability is a nonprofit based out of Xenia that places task-trained service dogs with disabled children and veterans, as written about in the book Underdogs by Melissa Greene, this year's Big Read selection. Come to learn more about their work, meet a dog currently in training, and see demonstrations.
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Meet 4 Paws for Ability

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Main
Community Room 2A. 2nd Floor
4 Paws for Ability is a nonprofit based out of Xenia that places task-trained service dogs with disabled children and veterans, as written about in the book Underdogs by Melissa Greene, this year's Big Read selection. Come to learn more about their work, meet a dog currently in training, and see demonstrations.
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Introduction to Multi-Day Backpacking

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Miami Township
Community Room
Great Miami Outfitters offers this class to help you get started in backpacking or to refresh you on the latest in gear, apparel, backpacks, stoves and more! Great Miami Outfitters’ instructors will cover how to plan your trip, how to find and fit the right backpack, how to fit everything into your pack, and how to be prepared for any weather.  This is a great way to learn more about backpacking and ask questions in a friendly, casual atmosphere. Please register in advance. 
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Celebrate Spring

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Belmont
Community Room
Plant some seeds of happiness to take home and celebrate Spring! Pots, seeds, and soil provided. Stop by anytime between 3-4:00 p.m. All ages welcome.
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Hiking 101

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Main
Community Room 2A. 2nd Floor
Have you been thinking about going for a hike in a local park but have some questions about what to bring and where to go? Come out to Outdoor Adventure Connection's "Hiking 101" to learn the do's and don'ts of hiking. We will discuss clothing, footwear, gear, safety, maps and area parks so you and your family can have a safe and enjoyable outing. Learn the ten essential that every hiker should have. Get the confidence needed to plan a hike. We will also talk about our ten best beginner-friendly trails for a hike in the Dayton area. Learn from the experts!

Andy Niekamp is from Kettering and has a passion for long distance hiking. He has hiked the entire Appalachian Trail end to end four times. Andy is founder and leader of the Dayton Hikers group, the largest outdoor recreation group in Dayton and the Chief Adventure Officer of Outdoor Adventure Connection.

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