Porter County Parks Briefs, May 13, 2014

By: Porter County Parks & Recreation Last Updated: May 13, 2014

rot3Spring Out to Sunset Festival
Saturday, May 17th, 10-3, Sunset Hill Farm, only $5 per car!
It's that time of year again for the launch of spring at Sunset Hill Farm County Park. Join us on Saturday, May 17th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for a day filled with outdoor fun and activities including a stunt dog show, music, an obstacle course, kite flying, yummy food, and more!

Join us right at 10 to register your dog for the 10:30 a.m. novice stunt dog competition! No experience needed!

Youth Track & Field
Thursdays, 6/5-7/24, 5:30-7 p.m., Sunset Hill Farm, $45
Boys and Girls (ages 4-12) of all skill levels are welcome to join the Porter County Parks track team! Participants will have the opportunity to compete in 4 events (field and running) each meet! Children will run with youngsters their own age, with boys and girls in separate divisions, Porter County Parks will compete against the Valpo YMCA, Highland Parks Department, and the Valparaiso Parks Department. Meets are tentatively scheduled for the following Saturday mornings: June 28, July 12, 19 and 26.

Gentle Yoga and Strength Training for Seniors- Sponsored by Porter Regional Hospital Senior Circle
Thursdays, Apr.24-June 5, 10:30-11:30am, Hebron Public Library, Cost: $30 series/$5 session
This Gentle Yoga and Strength Training class, Taught by a YogaFit Certified Instructor, will teach you the basics of gentle yoga while sitting in your chair. We will also incorporate the use of TheraBands for gentle strength training. For more information or to register call 219-734-0203 or email bkreiger@porterco.org.

Boot Camp at Sunset-Sponsored by Porter Regional Hospital
Saturdays, Apr. 26-June 21, 7-8am, Sunset Hill Farm, $35 session/$5 session
Join a master level trainer at Sunset Hill for an invigorating hour long workout that is guaranteed to work your body from head to toe. Open to men and women 18 years and older. For more information or to register call 219-734-0203 or email bkreiger@porterco.org.

Acrylic Painting
Tuesday, May 20, Hebron Public Library, $10
All skills levels are welcome to attend this art class under the guidance of an experienced instructor. A painting surface will be provided.

Hostas and Happiness-Sponsored by Porter Regional Hospital Senior Circle
Wednesday, 5/21, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Brincka Cross Gardens, Free
Join the park naturalist to learn about the 400 species of hostas (and other unique plants) that can be found there.

Meet the Animals
Friday, May 23, 10-11 a.m., Sunset Hill Farm, Free
Families are invited to stop by Sunset Hill Farm and meet the animals and their caretakers.

Family Hikes
Friday, May 23, 11-12 p.m., Sunset Hill Farm, Free
Each month you can come out and enjoy Sunset Hill Farm with the park naturalist. A new month will always bring a new topic for exploring and discussing from geology to history and beyond. There is always more to explore at Sunset Hill!

4 Week Meditation Series
Friday, 5/23-6/13, 5:30-7 p.m., Brincka Cross Gardens, $35/Series or $10/Session
Join our instructor for 4 consecutive Fridays to learn the ins and outs of meditation, which will focus on both the mind and body. Participants must attend a Meditation Workshop before participating in the 4 week Meditation Series.

Year Round Run Club
Tuesdays/Thursdays, 8-9 a.m., Sunset Hill Farm, Free
Join the Sunset Hill Run Club for a run to discover the beauty of Sunset Hill. The length of the run varies but will traverse grass, hills and woodland trails.

Women’s Walk Club at Sunset Hill Farm County Park-Sponsored by Porter Regional Hospital
Tue/Thur, 8-9am, Sunset Hill Farm, Free
Come to Sunset Hill for a walk on the challenging terrain of the park. The walk will traverse grass, hills, and woodland trails. Must be 18 years or older. For more information or to register call 219-734-0203 or email bkreiger@porterco.org.

Sunset Dog Walkers at Sunset Hill Farm County Park
Tue/Thur, 10-11am, Sunset Hill Farm, Free
Bring your 4-legged friend on a leash for a walk on the trails at Sunset Hill Farm. The walk will offer wellness information and encouragement for the dogs and their walkers. Must be 18 years or older. For more information or to register call 219-734-0203 or email bkreiger@porterco.org.

Weekday Walk at Sunset Hill Farm County Park
Wednesdays, April 23-Oct.29, 6pm, Sunset Hill Farm, Free
Come to Sunset Hill for a walk on the challenging terrain of the park. The walk will traverse grass, hills, and woodland trails. Open to men and women 18 years or older. For more information or to register call 219-734-0203 or email bkreiger@porterco.org.

Weekly Open Studio with Acrylics
Thursdays, 6-8 p.m. and Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., Sunset Hill Farm, $5
Beginners will learn basic painting techniques from an experienced acrylic painter. Seasoned artists are also welcome to come and bring their own ideas for projects. No personal supplies needed.