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County Park programs offer runs, walks, fishing, painting, meditation

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Camp FUNset Registration is still open! Join in one or all of the eight week-long, sessions of Camp FUNset! The next scheduled camp is Celebrate, which begins June 30 and runs through July 3. Celebrate with us by taking $10 off this camp by using code “CELEBRATE” at check out! Camp, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., is open to 1st-8th graders and is only $80/session (scholarships are available). Check out more details or register today at www.portercountyparks.org or call the Parks office at 465-3586.

Meet the Animals: Friday, June 27 & Saturday July 5, 10-11a.m., Sunset Hill Farm, Free. Families are invited to stop by Sunset Hill Farm and meet the animals and their caretakers.

Family Hikes: Friday, June 27 & Saturday July 5, 11-12 p.m., Sunset Hill Farm, Free. Each month come out and enjoy Sunset Hill Farm with the park naturalist. Each new month will bring a new topic for exploring and discussing from geology to history and beyond. There is always more to explore at Sunset Hill.

4 Week Meditation Series: Mondays, June 23-July 21, 5:30-7 p.m., Brincka Cross Gardens, $35/Series or $10/Session. Join an instructor for four consecutive Fridays to learn the ins and outs of meditation, with a focus on both the mind and body. Participants must attend a Meditation Workshop before participating in the four week Meditation Series.

Go Fish-IN at Brookdale: Saturday, June 28, 1-3 p.m., Brookdale County Park, Free. Come to Brookdale and learn to tie knots, prepare a hook, proper casting and safety in and around water, weather permitting.

Reiki 2- The Next Level: Sunday, June 29t 1-4 p.m., Brincka Cross Gardens, $40. Continue learning the practice and art of Reiki. This class will add to the Reiki Level 1 class. Participants must take Reiki 1 before participating in Reiki 2.

Acrylic Painting: Monday, July 7, 6-8 p.m., South Haven Public Library, $10. All skill levels are welcome to attend this art class under the guidance of an experienced instructor. A painting surface will be provided.

Young Artists at Sunset Hill: Saturday, July 12, 1-2 p.m., Sunset Hill Farm, $8. Youth painting instruction for all skill levels. The project is different each month. Participants will create and take home their project the same day.

Family Night: Wednesday, July 16, 6-7 p.m., Sunset Hill Farm, Free. Escape the weekday grind by coming out to enjoy a relaxing evening activity with the Park Naturalist. Sunset Hill is full of many living things just waiting to be discovered. Take a break during the week to enjoy all that nature has to offer at Sunset Hill.

Gardenside Chat: Mondays & Wednesdays from June-October, 10-12 p.m., Sunset Hill Farm, Free. Meet the Park Horticulturist at Sunset Hill to help plant, weed and maintain the garden and ask gardening questions.

Year Round Run Club: Tuesdays/Thursdays, 8-9 a.m., Sunset Hill Farm, Free. Join the Sunset Hill Run Club for a run to discover the beauty of Sunset Hill. The length of the run varies but will traverse grass, hills and woodland trails.

Women’s Walk Club at Sunset Hill: Sponsored by Porter Regional Hospital. Tue./Thurs., 8-9 a.m., Sunset Hill Farm, Free. Come to Sunset Hill for a walk on the challenging terrain of the park. The walk will traverse grass, hills, and woodland trails. Must be 18 years or older. For more information or to register call 219-734-0203 or email bkreiger@porterco.org.

Sunset Dog Walkers at Sunset Hill: Tue./Thurs., 10-11a.m., Sunset Hill Farm, Free. Bring your four-legged friend on a leash for a walk on the trails at Sunset Hill Farm. The walk will offer wellness information and encouragement for the dogs and their walkers. Must be 18 years or older. For more information or to register call 219-734-0203 or email bkreiger@porterco.org.

Weekday Walk at Sunset Hill: Wednesdays, April 23-Oct. 29, 6 p.m., Sunset Hill Farm, Free. Come to Sunset Hill for a walk on the challenging terrain of the park. The walk will traverse grass, hills, and woodland trails. Open to men and women 18 years or older. For more information or to register call 219-734-0203 or email bkreiger@porterco.org.

Weekly Open Studio with Acrylics: Thursdays, 6-8 p.m. and Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., Sunset Hill Farm, $5. Beginners will learn basic painting techniques from an experienced acrylic painter. Seasoned artists are also welcome to come and bring their own ideas for projects. No personal supplies needed.

 

 

Posted 6/27/2014