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County Parks offer variety of programs and activities

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The Porter County Parks and Recreation Department will host these events taking place over the next few weeks.

Winter Lights Night -- Families from all over Northwest Indiana come to Sunset Hill Farm County Park to kick off the holiday season with Winter Lights Night, which will take place this year on Saturday, Nov. 17, from 3 to 7 p.m. The festival costs just $5 per car and features amazing light displays, a firework show, a visit with Santa, an art show, crafts and much more.

Open Art Studio with Acrylics -- All skill levels are welcome to attend this weekly adult art class and create a project of their choice under the guidance of an experienced instructor. Classes take place every Thursday, from 6 to 8 p.m., and Saturday, from 10 a.m. to noon, at the Sunset Hill Farm County Park Program Center. Cost is $5 if students bring their own painting surface, or $10 if a surface is provided by instructor.

Pysanky Eggs (Adults) -- Pysanky uses a wax-resist (batik) method to dye eggs, resulting in striking colors and elaborate detail. This class offers the chance to create a beautiful egg of your own. The cost of this program is $25. It will take place on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Sunset Hill Farm County Park.

Black Friday Deals -- Black Friday kicks off the holiday shopping season the day after Thanksgiving. Be ready when the big day rolls around with this FREE workshop led by the Purdue Extension of Porter County. You will learn how to find the best ads, sales, and deals. This program will take place on Monday, Nov. 5, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the South Haven Public Library, 403 West 700 North.

Senior Hike Farm and Garden -- Seniors are invited to this free program on Wednesday, Nov. 7, from 3 to 4 p.m., at Sunset Hill Farm County Park. They will hike with Naturalist Beth Hudick and learn about the park’s farm and garden features.

Animal Habitat Hike -- Families are invited to this free program, during which they will take a hike through Brincka Cross Gardens, 427 E. Furness Road in Pine Township, and discover the many animal habitats that can be found there. This hike will take place on Saturday, Nov. 10, from 10 to 11 a.m.

Thanksgiving Art Class (Youth) -- All skill levels are welcome to attend this youth art class and create a Thanksgiving art project under the guidance of an experienced art instructor. The class costs $8 per student and will take place on Saturday, Nov. 10, from 1 to 2 p.m., at Sunset Hill Farm County Park. Supplies will be provided.

Curb the Urge to Splurge -- Learn to resist your urge to splurge and control your spending habits during this free workshop on Wednesday, Nov. 14, from 10 to 11 a.m., and again from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the Sunset Hill Farm County Park Program Center. This workshop will be led by the Purdue Extension of Porter County.

Thanksgiving is for Giving Thanks -- Kids and their families will enjoy a Thanksgiving story, craft and activity during this fun and interactive program at Sunset Hill Farm County Park on Thursday, Nov. 15, at 10 a.m. This program is led by Parents as Teachers of Porter County, and costs $5 per family. For more information, or to register, visit www.patpc.org

Storybook Trail -- This free activity runs year round at Sunset Hill Farm County Park. Enjoy reading, exercising and family time by walking along the trail and stopping at each page to find out what happens next. A suggested movement will also be listed. The trail begins on the path by the playground, south of the parking lot. Stories change every month. This program is open to the public and no registration is necessary.

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For more information on Parks events, call 219-465-3586 or visit www.portercountyparks.org

 

Posted 10/30/2012