* Health in
Your Backyard: A weed is a plant growing in the wrong place, or is it? Many
plants we call weeds are not only edible, they are also medicinal. There
will be an exploratory walk around Sunset Hill Farm County Park to identify
them in the wild on Saturday, Aug. 19 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The walk will
include an informative discussion of useful local weeds. The cost for this
program is $15.
* Youth Cross
Country at Sunset Hill Campground: Wednesdays starting Aug. 30 to Oct. 18,
from 5:45 to 6:45 p.m., boys and girls ages 4-12 of all abilities and skill
levels are welcome to join the Porter County Parks Cross Country Team. This
program will introduce children to the fun and satisfaction of running.
Children will run with youngsters their own age and run age-appropriate
distances. The course will take them up and down hills, over fields, and
through Rogers Lakewood and Sunset Hill Farm County Park. Competition will
be against the Valpo Parks and Valpo YMCA teams. Meets are tentatively
scheduled for Saturday mornings, Sept. 30 and Oct. 7, 14, and 21.
Registration is open through Sept. 20, 2017. Cost for the program is $45.
Cross Tour: On Sunday, Aug. 13, from 10 to 11 a.m., come explore Porter
Countyís hidden gem! Brincka Cross Gardens is a lush and unique park hidden
away in the woods. Come learn about its history, explore the distinctive
home, and tour the artfully designed gardens. This is a free program.
Circle Share: On Saturday, Aug. 19, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., share and
explore dreams in a safe, non-judgmental setting. Take the time to consider
the wisdom dreams may offer. Cost for this program is $10.
Programs on the Go
Nutrition: At the Hebron Public Library on Tuesday, Aug. 15, from 11
a.m. to 12 p.m., Annetta Jones of Purdue Extension Porter County will lead
this informative class which will cover healthy lifestyle choices for
preventing cancer and staying healthy after treatment. This is a free
Painting at Kouts Public Library: Create your own step-by-step masterpiece
on Thursday, Aug. 10, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. All skill levels welcome. Cost
is $10 and all supplies included.
Painting at Valparaiso Public Library: Create your own step-by-step
masterpiece on Thursday, Aug. 24, from 2 to 4 p.m. or 6 to 8 p.m. The same
project will be taught at each session. All skill levels welcome. Cost is
$10 and all supplies included. All supplies provided.
Painting at Hawthorne Park: Create your own step-by-step masterpiece on
Wednesday, Aug. 30 from 3 to 5 p.m. All skill levels welcome. Cost is $10
and all supplies included. All supplies provided.