Valpo Parks Briefs 03-25-14

valpo parksVisit the Valpo Parks website for information on all programs at www.ValpoParks.org. Registration is available online for most programs, in person at the Parks Office at 3210 N. Campbell St., or by phone at 219-462-5144.

Tai Chi

Tai Chi for Health is the focus of Sessions One and Two that take place on Saturdays at 10 a.m., March 29 through May 24 at Village Park Enrichment Center. The programs are accessible for just about anyone; they are easy-to-learn, safe and aim to empower people to improve health and wellness. Price for each 8 week session is $80.

Budding Artists Adult Enrichment

Learn the basics of various artistic mediums at the Village Park Enrichment Center. Class choices in April are Drawing for $55 on April 3, Pen & Ink for $65 on April 10, and Pastels for $75 on April 17. Class price includes all materials for each three hour class. Register for all three classes at once for a price of $180. Register no later than one week prior to class. Class is suitable for individuals 16 years and older.

Wedding Dance Class

Learn a variety of dance steps that are perfect at weddings and other social occasions. Wedding parties, family and friends can take the class together. Couples or individuals can take it to be ready for any occasion where there is a dance floor. Classes are held on Wednesdays from April 21 to June 16 from 6:00 7:30 PM at Village Park Enrichment Center. Couples price is $75/87; individuals are $40/52. Register by April 9.

Discovery Camps for Summer

Kids will get outside and get active in Discovery Camps at Rogers-Lakewood Park this summer. The 10-week program for grades 1 through 8 has a weekly theme plus a variety of activities that include sports, arts and crafts, fishing, archery, nature hikes, and boating. Sign up a week at a time or for multiple weeks. Registration is now available at the Parks office by calling 219-462-5144 or in person, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Picnic Shelter Reservations Available

Spring, summer, and fall dates are still available for reserving a park shelter for family events and business gatherings. More than a dozen park properties offer several choices for a casual event site. Rental prices vary according to the location and type of shelter. Game kits and large charcoal grills are also available for a nominal fee.

 Bikin' & Eggs Family Bike Ride

This new event is a leisure ride via pathway from Foundation Meadows Park to Rogers-Lakewood Park and back for a fun, family friendly, 3-mile morning bike ride. Included is a light breakfast at the end, along with a bike rodeo, inflatables, face painting and more. All ages and abilities are welcome. Helmets required for all participants. $15 per family (includes up to 3 people), $8 for each additional family member. Age 3 and under ride free. Register by May 30.