Bellbrook-Sugarcreek Parks upcoming events

Gazette News Report

BELLBROOK — The Bellbrook-Sugarcreek Parks will host a variety of upcoming programs held at the Community Center. Call 937-848-3535 or log onto for more information or to register.

Concert Series: Corky’s Old Time Band

Join parks as they welcome Corky’s Old Time Band 7 p.m. Thursday, June 23 at Bellbrock Park, 57 N. Main St. Corky’s Old Time R&R was formed in January 2004 by Corky Shull and Jeff Hill. Corky’s rock and roll style music is a crowd pleaser pulling from different decades; there is sure to be something for everyone and all ages. Corky’s has played several shows across the State of Ohio including a couple of summers at Lake Erie.

The members of Corky’s consists of: Brenda Allen, Dirk Lavoy, Frank Dunn, Tom Flatter, Dale Oakley and Corky Shull. Corky’s plays the greatest hits of the 50s, 60s and early 70s. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. This free program is for all ages and no registration is required. This program may be cancelled for inclement weather.

Bingo and sundaes

Join the park district for Bingo and sundaes 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 6 in the park while playing Bingo. We will provide the bingo cards, prizes, ice cream with all the sundae toppings and fun. Try your luck with Bingo games such as 4 Corners, Crazy H, Goal Post, and 5 in a row. Come with your lucky charm and a sweet tooth.

This program is for families of all ages and the cost is $5 per sundae and the Bingo is free. This program will be held at Kehl park located at 1730 Sonoma Court. Pre-registration is required.

Park district challenge

Join the park district for their first ever park district amazing race challenge 1 p.m. Saturday, July 16. This race will be like no other. Physical and mental challenges will take teams of families on a race against time. Teams will compete by solving clues and silly tasks at secret locations in 5 different parks.

In order to finish first you need to work together, move quickly, and most importantly, have fun! Will your family be the first to finish this amazing race? Come and find out. Pre-registration is required. This free program is for all ages and will be at a variety of parks, but we will start at Bellbrock Park located at 57 North Main St.

Walk and Talk Book Club

Walk and Talk Book Club will be hosted 9 a.m. every second Tuesday and fourth Saturday now through September. This book club is designed for those who love to read as well as enjoy fresh air on a light hike. Each month the group will meet to discuss the current book we are reading while walking through the wooded and prairie trails at Sweet Arrow Reserve, 789 Little Sugarcreek Road. Exercise both our minds and our bodies. June’s book: The Life of Elves by Muriel Barbery; July’s book: Wild by Cheryl Strayed; August’s book: Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver; September’s book: H is for Hawk by Helen McDonald. This is a free program for adults.

Zumba toning

The park district offers Zumba toning classes for ages 14 to adult 7- 8 p.m. Tuesday nights at the Community Center. When it comes to body sculpting, Zumba toning combines targeted body-sculpting exercises and high energy cardio work with Latin-infused moves. Torch calories while strength-training at this dance fitness-party. Learn how to use lightweight, maraca-like Toning Sticks to enhance rhythm and tone target zones, including arms, abs, glutes and thighs. One pound toning sticks are provided. Licensed instructor is Amy Kistler. Cost is $3 for residents drop-in fee and $5 for non-residents.

Okinawa Karate

The park district offers Okinawa Karate for ages 7 to adults 6 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at the Community Center. Okinawa Shogen-Ryu Karate-Do is a traditional martial art that teaches self-defense, discipline, respect and confidence while providing health and camaraderie for young and old alike. Karate is something that parents can do with their children and it can be done for a lifetime. Instructor Brad Earich is a 4th Degree Black Belt.

Uniforms, called keikogi can be purchased from the instructor or from an online retailer. For more information Cost is $50 per month and $55 for non-residents per month.

Gazette News report compiled by Merrilee Embs.

Gazette News report compiled by Merrilee Embs.