Visit 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.
Fall Party at Discovery Cottage
“Spooktacular Fun” will have kids age 3 to 5 years old trick or treating and playing Halloween games in their favorite costume. The party takes place at Discovery Cottage on Friday, October 31 from 9:00 to 11:00 AM. Price for city residents is $8; those who live outside Valpo city limits are $20.
Valpo Fit City Challenge
The use of seven Valparaiso fitness facilities for eight weeks is only $25 through the Mayor’s Fit City program. Buy a pass and try out the facilities and/or classes from Nov. 3 to Dec. 31. Participating facilities include Boys & Girls Clubs (Valpo facility), Fit Pointe, Pumps Fitness, Southlake Martial Arts, Top Fuel Crossfit, Will Power Fitness, and Valparaiso Family YMCA. Offers include unlimited access to the facility (and pool and track) at the Valpo YMCA, CircuitFit classes at Top Fuel Crossfit, kids classes at the Boys & Girls Club, and more. A Fit City Challenge pass can be purchased at the Valpo Parks office by stopping in or calling 219-462-5144.
Cards in a Snap
Using stamp sets, ink, dyes, and embossing folders, class participants will leave with three completed greeting cards from the Stampin Up product line. The class is Thursday, November 6 in the Welter Room at Forest Park Golf Course from 6:00 to 8:30 PM. Price is $20 per person and all materials are included.
Kinder Ready Class
This Discovery Cottage program offers structured lesson plans and a full assessment program to ensure success for kids age 4 to 5, getting them prepared for kindergarten. Class is offered November 3-26 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 12:00 to 2:00 PM. Price for city residents is $84; those who live outside Valpo city limits are $96.
Cooking at the Cottage
Children stir, chop, bake, and taste their way into hands-on kitchen fun. The theme is Fall Foods. The class for 3 to 5 year olds meets Fridays from 9:00 - 11:00 am from Nov. 7th – 21st. The price this three class series is $38 for city residents; those who live outside Valpo city limits are $50.
Youth Volleyball League
Youth stay active through January and February with this coed volleyball program. The volleyball league for 1st – 8th Grade is 8 weeks 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. Game 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 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.