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Exhibitors Wanted for Earth Day Celebration

Porter countyGet noticed and help us make a difference in the environment! Businesses, organizations, do you:

Sell earth-friendly, recycled or upcycled products?

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Porter County Parks and Recreation Briefs for March 4, 2014

February-Fitness-2013Young Artists at Sunset Hill
Saturday I March 8 I 1-2pm I $8
Youth painting instruction, for all skill levels, where the focus of the project is different each month. Participants will create and take home their project the same day. For more information or to register call 219-734-0203.

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The Home Depot Adopts Woodland Park Preschool for Depot Cares Program

woodland-park-home-depot-feb-2014-1Home Depot, Store #2001 adopted the Woodland Park Preschool. Thanks to the Depot Cares program, the preschool was the recipient of new rugs, newly-built cubbies, and a fresh coat of paint to update the preschool. Store #2001 employees volunteered their time to complete these projects on Friday, February 14. 

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Portage Parks Events and Recreation Programs for 2014

Mother-Son-Spiderman-2Mother & Son Event
May 2014
Dinner and a Movie with Mom! We have reserved an entire theater for opening day of The Amazing Spiderman 2! Enjoy a pre-mother’s day date with your favorite little man! Register at Portage Parks Department by April 1st.

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Citizen Scientists Get Down and Dirty

ReptilesOvernight workshop explores reptiles and amphibians of the dunes

A sure harbinger of spring, frogs have have been around for 250 million years, having survived ice ages, asteroid crashes, and environmental disturbances. Today, nearly one-third of the world’s amphibian species are threatened with extinction. Why?

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Porter County Parks and Recreation Briefs for February 18, 2014

Brincka-Cross-WinterWalk Sunburst 13.1 Training Program
Thursdays I Mar.6-May 29 I 6pm I $85 I Sunset Hill Farm County Park
Do you want to do something amazing? This (walk) training program will help you complete a half marathon---by walking it! This 12 week program will guide, coach, and encourage you – helping to fulfill your goal of completing a half marathon – The Sunburst Half in South Bend on Saturday, May 31st. You must be able to walk 3 miles in 45 minutes. Program fee includes race registration and t-shirt, weekly training schedule, check-ins, workout tips and motivational emails. The first meeting will be at Sunset Hill Farm County Park and following meetings will be at various locations. Open to men and women 18 years or older. For more information or to register call 219-734-0203.

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Explore Winter on Snowshoes at Sunset!

SnowshoeCome out to Sunset for a guided Snowshoe Hike on February 23, 2014, 1:00 pm. Space is limited to 18 people. Kids ages 10 and up are welcome as long as they are accompanied by an adult.

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