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Porter County Parks Briefs: September 29, 2014

By: Porter County Parks & Recreation Last Updated: September 29, 2014

rot2Fund Your Park!
Now through October 23rd, we encourage community members to join us in raising funds for our “Fund Your Park” campaign! All money donated throughout this 45 day campaign will go towards building the Native American Play Area of the Natural Playground at Sunset Hill Farm! This will be an accessible play area focusing on natural materials and concepts to provide a safe, educational and most importantly FUN facility for kids to enjoy! To contribute or learn more about the project, please visit fundyourpark.org and select our project on the home page. All contributions make a difference in getting us to our $25,000 goal!

Yoga at the Park
Saturdays, September 13-November 1, 8:30-9:30am, Sunset Hill Farm, $45/Series or $7/class

Join our certified instructor for Hatha yoga class with an optional vinyasa flow sequence. The class will stimulate the musculature through breath and movement and is the perfect way to start the day by preparing both body and mind. All levels welcome. Register by calling 219-734-0203.

Acrylic Painting at South Haven Public Library
Monday, October 6, 6-8pm, South Haven Public Library, $10

All skill levels are welcome to attend this art class under the guidance of our experienced instructor, Shirley Massey. All supplies are provided and each artist will get to leave with their finished work of art!

Acrylic painting at Hebron Public Library
Tuesday, October 7, 11am-1pm, Hebron Public Library, $10

All skill levels are welcome to attend this art class under the guidance of our experienced instructor, Shirley Massey. All supplies are provided and each artist will get to leave with their finished work of art!

Meet the Animals & Family Hike
Friday, October 10, Hike 10-11am & Animals 11-12pm, Sunset Hill Farm, Free

Join our Park Naturalist for a hike around Sunset Hill Farm where we will explore and discuss a new topic each month! Following the hike, all are invited to stop by Sunset Hill Farm to meet and interact with our animals while learning about then farm.

Young Artists at Sunset Hill: Paint Your Own Treat Bag!
Saturday, October 11, 1-2pm, Sunset Hill Farm, $8

All skill levels are welcome to join us for our October project where students will paint their own Treat Bags! All supplies will be provided and artists get to leave with their finished projects. To register call 219-734-0203, space is limited!

Kids Fall Fun Day! (Only a few spots remaining!)
Sunday, October 12th, 1-4pm, Sunset Hill Farm, $10 per child (Parents are free!)

Bring your kids to Sunset Hill Farm for some fall fun! Participants will go for a hike with the Park Naturalist, make some fabulous fall crafts and take a wagon ride through the park. The program is limited to the first 25 kids who register. To register call 219-734-0203.

Senior Hike: Bye, Bye Birds
Wednesday, October 15th, 3:30-4:30pm, Sunset Hill Farm, Free

Stop out to sunset to go on another of our wonderful bird hikes, by this time lots of birds will be on their way out of Indiana, so you never know who might stop by for a visit. We will have binoculars for you to borrow or feel free to bring your own!

Family Evening Escapade
Wednesday, October 15, 6-7pm, Sunset Hill Farm, Free

Escape the weekday grind by coming out to enjoy a relaxing evening activity with the Park Naturalist. Sunset Hill is a vast area full of many different things just waiting to be discovered. Take a break during the week to enjoy all that nature has to offer!

Boot Camp at Sunset Hill
Saturdays, September 20-November 1, 7:15-8:15am, Sunset Hill Farm, $42/Series or $7/class

Come to Sunset Hill to participate in a fun and invigorating exercise program to help shape a better version of you! Class will be held outdoors (indoors for inclement weather). Instructor: Sal Anzalone. Register by calling 219-734-0203.

Meditation Mondays
Mondays, 6-7:30pm, Brincka Cross Gardens, $7

Join our Cynthia Smith each Monday at Brincka Cross Gardens to learn the ins and outs of meditation, which will focus on both the mind and body. Register by calling 219-734-0203.

Weekday Walk at Sunset
Wednesdays (through October 29th), 10/1-10/8 @ 5:30pm and 10/15-10/29 at 5:00pm, Sunset Hill, Free

Please note the changes in start times as we move into October due to the shorter days! Feel free to join us each week as we walk the challenging terrain of the park. Open to men and women, 18 years or older.