Cyclists should meet at the Miami and Erie Canal Park on Marina Drive between 10 and 10:30 a.m. Goodie bags and helmets will be available to the first 100 participants. The cost to participate is $5 per person. Children, age 3 and under, are free; and those age 12 and under need to be accompanied by an adult. Registration is available at https://www.westcarrollton.org/cycle-de-mayo-registration/.
The cyclists will make a 9-mile roundtrip, turning around in Miamisburg. Adults will also receive a discount to El Meson’s Cinco de Mayo festivities which include Sunday brunch and day-long entertainment.
On Wednesday, May 8, the parks and recreation department will host a QPT Fun Day for children in grades 3-5. While the children are off school for QPT day, they can take a field trip to the Carrillon Historical Park and participate in an education program led by the staff. Lunch and transportation will be provided. Students should be dropped off at 8:30 a.m. and picked up at 1 p.m. at the West Carrollton Civic Center, 300 E. Central Ave. The cost is $15 per child.
Registration is required by May 5, and space is limited to 20 children. Register under the Parks and Rec section at https://www.westcarrollton.org/qpt-fun-day-registration/or in person at the Civic Center. The event was originally planned for January, but had to be cancelled due to extreme cold weather.
Children, ages 6-12, can participate in the third-annual Junior Fire Academy on Saturday, May 11, at Fire Station 56, 125 W. Central Ave. The academy will cover beginner’s first aid, a smoky escape house and obstacle course, and firefighter tools and ladders. The cost is $5 per child and registration can be completed online at https://www.westcarrollton.org/junior-fire-fighter-event/. The registration deadline is April 26. All participants will receive a t-shirt.
For more information, call Heidi Van Antwerp, events coordinator and recreation programmer, at (937) 847-4635 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.