Valpo Parks Briefs, November 10, 2014

valpo-parksVisit the Valpo Parks website for information on all programs at 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.

Thankful For You
Kids 3 – 5 year old can celebrate with someone for whom they are thankful with “Thanksgiving” at Discovery Cottage. They will play games and eat breakfast/brunch with their special guest from 9:00 to 11:00 AM on Wednesday November 26. Price is $8 for city residents, $20 for non-residents.

Golf Simulators, Driving Range at Creekside
Golfers can keep their skills sharp in heated tee stations on the driving range, or play 43 courses from around the world in one of two indoor golf simulators. Call Creekside Golf Course and Training Center at 2355 Clifford Road for simulator tee times and golf range hours at 219-531-PUTT (7888).

Welter Room for Party Rentals
The Welter Room at Forest Park Golf Course is available for family gatherings, holiday parties, showers, or business meetings. Price is $175 for a 5-hour reservation between 8:00 AM and 6:00 PM. After 6:00 PM the price is $225 for 5 hours. Each additional hour is $25. Caterers are welcome. Limited kitchen facilities are available. Call 219-531-7888 for details and reservations.

Touch a Truck - Help Toys for Tots
Bull dozers, police cars, buses and more will be on hand for kids of all ages to see and touch. On Saturday, December 13 from 11:00 Am to 2:00 PM at Central Park Plaza in downtown Valpo, visitors can enjoy free hot chocolate and visit with some holiday characters, too. Touch a truck takes place to collect donations of new unwrapped toys for the Toys for Tots campaign. Donations can also be dropped off at the Valpo Parks Department office at 3210 N Campbell Street through December 17.

Youth Volleyball League
Youth stay active through January and February with this coed volleyball program. The volleyball league for 1st – 8th Grade is an 8-week coed league separated into 4 age appropriate divisions. Rules will be modified to help kids have a great time learning volleyball and being successful. Teams will practice once a week. All practices and games will be held at the Boys & Girls Club of Valparaiso (354 Jefferson St.). Register by December 12. Practices begin Jan 5. Games are on Saturdays from Jan 24 through Feb 28. Bonus with registration is an annual Boys & Girls Club membership. Price is $65 Resident / $77 Non-Resident.

Broadway in Chicago Day Trip
January 3 is the next day trip through Valpo Parks Adult Enrichment programming for a matinee performance of Disney’s “Newsies” which received 2012 Tony Awards for best choreography and best score. The day package includes a matinee ticket, motor coach transportation to and from Chicago’s Oriental Theater, and exclusive Suite Service prior to show and at intermission. Suite Service includes light snacks, private bar, desserts, private restroom, private coat check and first class attentive service. Register early; reservations sell quickly. Price is $149 per person; must be 21 years of age or older.