Every year, Porter County Parks and Recreation celebrates the transition from the cold, harsh Northwest Indiana winter to the beautiful spring and summer months with the Spring Out to Sunset Festival! This festival serves as a gathering of hundreds of region residents celebrating all the outdoor fun that summer in the parks has to offer.
Join Us For A Flower Photography Workshop at Brincka Cross Gardens this Saturday, May 10th from 1-3! Join members of the Duneland Photography Club at Brincka Cross Gardens to learn the ins and outs of photographing wild flowers. There will be a short classroom session before venturing outdoors to photograph the beautiful flora and fauna at Brincka Cross Gardens. Must be 18, unless accompanied by an adult.
NIHPA (Northern Indiana Historical Power Association) will be hosting a Farm Demonstration Day on Saturday May 10th at 9 a.m. at Sunset Hill Farm County Park. The group will plow and disk the remaining fields to prepare them for the planting of corn. In addition, they will be plowing and disking north of Sawmill to prepare for their annual corn maze.
Are you looking for something for your child that involves outdoor exploration, playing, learning, and having fun? Portage Parks Department, in partnership with Parents as Teachers of Porter County, and "Mr Abe" from the Recycling & Waste Reduction District of Porter County will be offering weekly summer day camps for children ages 3 to 14.
The Portage Chamber of Commerce will host a one hour, free seminar on May 7, 2014 at 8am at the Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk. This event is part of the Chamber's Rise and Shine Series, which is offered FREE to the public on the first Wed. of every month. Topics of interest include law, medical, financial, health etc. Staff of the Portage Parks Department will talk about programs, events and plans for 2014.
Shirley Heinze Land Trust will host its 11th Annual Spring Benefit on Saturday, May 31, 2014, at 5:30 pm, at Sand Creek Country Club in Chesterton, IN. The public is invited to participate in this celebration which benefits the work of the organization.
Porter County Parks and Recreation is offering a free Mind & Body Wellness open house to all interested in learning more about their programming. The event will take place Saturday, May 3rd from 12-4 p.m. at Brincka Cross Gardens. The event will highlight a variety of weekly wellness programming offered by the parks such as yoga, chair yoga, guided meditation and essential oils.
The Recycling and Waste Reduction District of Porter County along with Porter County Parks and Recreation and MS4 (Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System) are collaborating on a project to bring more rain barrels to the citizens of Porter County. They have worked together to launch a website through Upcycle Products that allows citizens to conveniently order and choose from a variety of rain barrels. They will then have the opportunity to pick them up on Sunday, May 18th at Sunset Hill Farm County Park.
Over 60 volunteers participated in the Portage TOWNSHIP Park Dept.’s 4th Annual Community Team-Up 2 Clean-Up event held last Saturday, April 19th. The Township Parks Department has hosted the event each year since Brendan Clancy, Portage Township Trustee has held his office as Trustee. This year, however, South Haven community groups asked if the event could be a community event instead of just a park event. So the South Haven Little League and the South Haven Fire Department were included, along with the Township’s two parks (Haven Hollow Park and Field of Dreams Park), as project clean-up sites.