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Check here for programs that nurture your creativity & inspire your mind. Descriptions cover activities held on a regular basis throughout the year.


Sinclair College for Lifelong Learning Classes

Sinclair College instructors come to the Rec West Enrichment Center to teach these classes:

Mixed Media Art Instruction - Monday mornings with Barb Stork.

Discussion of Current Issues - Monday afternoons.

Music Appreciation - Tuesday afternoons with instructor Dr. Richard Bobo.

Registration and payment for Sinclair classes must be made online or in person on the Sinclair downtown campus. Go to and click on my.sinclair on the top right of the screen and follow instructions. Information on how to do this is available at the front desk. For additional assistance, call Sinclair College for Lifelong Learning at 512-5184.

Art & Creative Expression Classes

Watercolor Painting - For those wanting to explore their creativity and artistic talent, nationally recognized artist and instructor Nita Leland teaches Watercolor Painting on Monday from 1-3 pm.

Other creative classes include:

Stained Glass - Monday and Thursday, 9 am-4 pm in the Stolz Building.

Hooks 'n' Needles - Tuesday, 9 am-noon in the center’s activity room.

Quilting - Thursday, 1-4 pm, in the art room.

Independent Artists - Come for studio time in the art room on Tuesday, 1-8 pm.

Wood Carving - Tuesday, 9 am-noon in the center's activity room.

Nature Chat

Naturalist Katy Lucas from the Centerville-Washington Park District leads Nature Chat at the center, bringing the outdoors and its inhabitants indoors with informative and entertaining presentations every other month.

March 20 Amphibians of Ohio
May 15 Disappearing Act: Endangered Species
September 18 Beavers: Nature's Construction Workers
November 20 History of Wildlife

Books, Videos & Book Club

Our bookshelves are a Library Minibranch, with a wide selection of new and classic books and videos, thanks to the Washington-Centerville Public Library. Librarian Kathy O’Neill leads our monthly Book Club discussion on the first Wednesday at 1 pm.

Great Discussions

Participants gather to discuss world affairs every Tuesday at 10 am. On the first Tuesday of each month the group uses a Great Decisions lecture DVD developed by the Foreign Policy Association. Topics for 2016 include Shifting Alliances in the Middle East, the Rise of ISIS, The Future of Kurdistan, International Migration, Korea, The United Nations Post 2015, Climate Geopolitics, Cuba and the U.S.

Spirituality Forum

Religions and spiritual practices are discussed every Wednesday at 10 am in the Spirituality Forum. Come with an open mind and consider alternative viewpoints.

Centerville-Washington History

On the third Tuesday of each month, January-May and September-November, Centerville-Washington History presents an entertaining and informative program in the Rec West Theater. Reception with refreshments at 6:30 pm, followed by program at 7 pm. For information, contact Vickie Bondi at 433-0123.

October 18 The Grotto Gardens - Restoring a Dayton Treasure
November 15 Confessions of an OSU Usher
January 17 The Dayton Codebreakers
February 21 Cold Serial - Century-Old Dayton Murder Mystery
March 21 Women Aviators
April 18 The Old Barn Club and the Golden Age of Hills & Dales


Every month brings new offerings listed on the calendar and newsletter found on the Enrichment Center's What’s New for You web page.










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