August is going to
be a hot month for events at Porterís Hawthorne Park.
The Chesterton Art
Centerís annual Art Fair starts the month off right on August 2 and 3.
Just two weeks
later, on Friday, August 15, the Porter Park Department will host a free
outdoor showing of the 90ís classic ďThe SandlotĒ under the stars at the
Hawthorne Park baseball field. The 1993 coming-of-age film tells the story
of a group of young baseball players, a ball signed by Babe Ruth, and a
beastly neighborhood legend during the summer of 1962. Rated PG. The show
starts at 8:00 p.m. and there will be free popcorn for all attendees.
Thanks to a new
partnership between the Town of Porter Parks Department and the Porter
County Parks and Recreation Department there will be three new programs
during the last two weeks of August for area residents to enjoy. On Friday,
August 22, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., join an instructor at the Community
Center in Hawthorne Park to learn about essential oils and how to use them.
Registration fee is $30. Cost of the program includes making some products
to take home.
If painting is more
your style, then there are two opportunities during the last week in August
to tap in to your creative side. On Wednesday, August 27, from 3:00 to 5:00
p.m. there will be an Acrylic Painting class at the Community Center in
Hawthorne Park. All skill levels ages 16 and older are welcome to attend.
The cost to participate is $10, which includes supplies and two hours of
instruction from an experienced instructor.
Unable to make the
Wednesday afternoon class? Then grab a group of friends and join the Coffee
and Canvas on Friday, August 29, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Community
Center in Hawthorne Park. This fun guided class works through a painting
project targeted at all skill levels while enjoying some gourmet coffee and
treats. At the end of the class all participants get to take home their
finished project. The cost to participate is $25, which includes all
supplies and three hours of instruction from an experienced instructor.
Register online for
any of the three classes mentioned above by visiting