* Friday Family CampOut -- Grab your tent on Friday, Aug. 16, for some hot
dogs and marshmallows and join other families for this affordable fun night
of camping at Sunset Hill Farm County Park. Set up begins at 5 p.m. and last
until 7 p.m. Activities begin at 6 p.m. Camping is unsupervised. Cost is $15
* Go FishIN at Brookdale -- Learn to tie knots, prepare a hook, proper
casting and safety in and around the water at the lake at Brookdale Park on
Saturday, Aug. 17, from 1 to 3 p.m. This is a free activity. All fishing
equipment is included. Just come out and enjoy a day of fishing and fun.
* Meet the Animals and Family Hike -- On Saturday, Aug. 23, families are
invited to stop by Sunset Hill Farm from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and meet the
animals and their caretakers and then stay for a short hike around the park
with our Naturalist. This is a free program.
* Sunset Hill Walk Fit sponsored by Porter Regional Hospital -- Each
Wednesday through Oct. 30, Jenna Martin, RN, will provide guidance and tips
on healthy and nutritious eating along with a three mile group walk weekly
with support for a personalized daily walking program. This 14-week program
is open to men and women 18 years and older. Dress appropriately to briskly
walk for one hour. Cost is $50 per person.
* Walk Valpo 13.1 Training Program for the Valpo United Way sponsored race
-- This (walk) training program, sponsored by Porter Regional Hospital, will
take place Thursdays at 6 p.m., Aug. 15 to Nov. 10, for a cost of $75. The
12-week program will help you complete a half marathon--by walking it. Jenna
Martin, RN, will guide, coach, and encourage participants to fulfill their
goal of completing a half marathon. Participants 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.
* Girls on the Run Track Program -- This transformational learning program
for girls ages 8 to 13 will teach life skills through dynamic, conversation
based lessons and running games. Programs will be at Sunset Hill Farm and
Woodland Park in Portage Sept. 3 through Oct. 12. Call Becky Krieger at
(219)-734-0203 for more information.