Porter County Parks briefs

2013-08-27T09:54:00Z Porter County Parks briefsContributed by Porter County Parks Department nwitimes.com
August 27, 2013 9:54 am  • 

VALPARAISO | Please register for all programs by calling 219-465-3586. For more information, visit www.portercountyparks.org.

Meet the Animals and Family Hike

Wednesday Sept 4th, 9:30 – 11:30 FREE | Sunset Hill Farm

Families are invited to stop by Sunset Hill Farm and meet the animals and their caretakers and then stay for a short hike around the park with our Naturalist.

Friday Family Campout

Friday, Sept 13th, 6 pm - $15 per family

Grab your tent, some hot dogs and marshmallows and join other families for this affordable fun night of camping at Sunset Hill Farm County Park. | Set up is from 5 -7 pm.

Camping is unsupervised

4 Week Meditation Program

Sept 6th, 13, 20,27th | 5:30 – 7 pm | $45 series of $15 per session | Brincka Cross Gardens

Join us for 4 consecutive Fridays at Brincka Cross Gardens to learn the ins and out of meditation, which will focus on both the mind and body.

Sand Painting

Sept 21st | 10 -12 pm | $20 | Brincka Cross Gardens

Our instructior will teach you the art of layering colored sand to create pictures and designs. The class will create a temporarty work together fand create individual pieces.

Senior Program and Hike Sponsored by Porter Regional Hospital


Sept 4th | 3-4 pm |FREE

Is it a sand dune? Is it a forest? Is it a wetland? Yes! Learn about the history of Sunset Hill, the affects of the glaciers on Sunset Hill, as well as the affects of Colonel Murrays, desire to create woodlands.

Freezing Foods

Sept 11th | 10 am and 6 pm | Sunset Hill Farm | FREE

Walk through step by step instructions for freezing food.

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