Spend spring in the Lake County parks

2013-04-05T00:00:00Z Spend spring in the Lake County parksBy Times Staff nwitimes.com
April 05, 2013 12:00 am  • 

Spring has sprung at the Lake County parks, where activities abound in April.

Craft Show

Four to five different crafters will present their handmade items at a Pre-season Craft Show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in the Gift Shop at Deep River County Park, 9410 Old Lincoln Hwy., Hobart.

Meet them, learn about their crafts and buy for gifts and for yourself. Spring items, unique hand-made crafts, jewelry, general merchandise will be featured, and the gift shop itself will be open.

Wild Ones

The Gibson Woods chapter of Wild Ones continues to grow as the interest in gardening with native plants increases.

Lindsay Grossman of INPAWS will speak about “How to Attract Wildlife to the Landscape by Including Native Plants” at 10 a.m. Saturday at Gibson Woods Nature Preserve, 6201 Parrish Ave., Hammond.

Call Gibson Woods at (219) 844-3188 for more information.

History Speaks

History Speaks is a new program that will feature well-recognized performers providing a variety of historical notables. All four programs in the series will be presented from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Lake Etta Banquet Hall at Lake Etta County Park, 4891 W. 29th Ave., Gary. 

The first program, “Abigail Adams – A Lifeline of Letters,” will be presented by Jessica Michna on Sunday.

As the nineteenth century dawned the infant nation of the United States grew across the continent, and the the reins of power had been peacefully transferred to  newly-elected president Thomas Jefferson.

John and Abigail Adams had retired and Abigail settled into the calm life of the farm, content to finally have her husband to herself. In this program, she looks back after 40 years of marriage to her early days as a young wife and mother.

Referring to the many letters written between the Adams, she recalls the days of revolution and uncertainty. Mrs. Adams brings to life the early days of Washington D.C. as seen from the windows of an unfinished White House.

Michna has performed in such notable venues as the National Churchill Memorial and the Lincoln Boyhood Home.

Advance tickets are $5 per performance. Admission at the door is $7 if tickets are available. Call (219) 769-7275. Enjoy coffee, tea, punch and cookies following each performance.

Weather Wise

A Valparaiso University meteorologist will be the guest speaker at Weather Wise, a free program from 1 o 3 p.m. Sunday at Gibson Woods Nature Preserve.

Geared to ages 11 and older, this program teaches about weather, how it is predicted and factors that influence it. The program fulfills most requirements for the Boy Scout Weather merit badge.

Registration is requested by calling (219) 844-3188.

Photo Club

The Lake County Parks Photo Club meets at 7 p.m. Wednesday, and the second Wednesday of the months April through November, in the Visitor Center at Deep River County Park.

Open to adults, novices through professionals, the topic this month is Still Life/Table Top Photography. Members and guests are invited to show prints or digital images related to the topic.

The club, which has no membership dues, offers a monthly newsletter, information on contests, opportunities to go on shoots as a group, and the chance to exhibit in Wood's Mill Gallery each spring.

Call (219) 947-1958 for more information.

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