Porter County Parks Briefs, October 28, 2014

rot3Winter Lights Night Festival
Saturday, November 22, 3-8pm, Sunset Hill Farm, Only $5 per car

Join us for the most anticipated night in holiday entertainment at Winter Lights Night! Visit with Santa, enjoy a wagon ride, decorate cookies, sing a carol, get your face painted, enjoy a dazzling fireworks display, visit with the Snow Queen and Ice Princess, all among a myriad of amazing holiday light displays!

Weekly Open Studio with Acrylics
Thursdays, 6-8pm and Saturdays, 10am-12pm, Sunset Hill Farm, $5

All skill levels are welcome to join our experienced instructor to learn the ins and outs of acrylic painting. All materials are provided and artists will leave with their own finished work of art!

Meditation Mondays
Mondays, 6-7:30pm, Brincka Cross Gardens, $7

Join our Cynthia Smith each Monday at Brincka Cross Gardens to learn the ins and outs of meditation, which will focus on both the mind and body. Register by calling 219-734-0203.

Family Hike & Meet the Animals
Friday, November 7th, Hike-10-11am & Animals 11-12pm, Sunset Hill Farm, Free

Join our park naturalist for a fun and educational hike around the diverse terrain of Sunset Hill Farm! Following the hike, families will get an up close and personal look at the farm animals that call Sunset Hill Farm led by their caretakers.

Acrylic Painting at Hebron Library
1st & 3rd Tuesday, November 4 & 18, 11am-1pm, Hebron Public Library, $10

All skill levels are welcome to join our experienced instructor to explore the art of acrylic painting. All supplies are provided. Participants aren’t required to attend both sessions to finish their project but are welcome to attend both to advance their skills.

Healthy Holidays
Thursday, November 6th, 10-11am, Sunset Hill, Free

Educators from Purdue Extension will provide tips and techniques for making your upcoming holiday meals healthier! Register by calling 219-734-0203.

Young Artists at Sunset Hill
Saturday, November 8, 1-2pm, Sunset Hill Farm, $8

Youth painting instruction for all skill levels. All supplies are provided and participants will create and take home their project the same day!

Saturday, November 8, 10:30am-12:30pm, Brincka Cross Gardens, $20

Join us to learn about labyrinths, their uses and how they help to calm your mind. Try walking on a small indoor labyrinth and learn how to make your own. Register by calling 219-734-0203.

Reiki 2-The Next Level
Sunday, November 9, 1-4pm, Brincka Cross Gardens, $50

Continue your learning and practice in the art of Reiki. This class will add to what you learned in the Reiki Level 1 class (must take level 1 prior to this class). Register by calling 219-734-0203.

Kids & Canvas
Sunday, November 9th, 2-3pm for ages 5-9, 3:30-5pm for ages 10+, Hawthorne Park, $8 for ages 5-9, $10 for ages 10+

Bring your little aqspiring artist to join as we work through a guided painting project! This month will focus on “What are you thankful for?” All supplies will be provided and artists leave with their own completed work of art!

Veterans Walk
Tuesday, November 11, 3-4pm, Sunset Hill Farm, Free

Nature is great for everyone, veterans included. Come out to Sunset Hill Farm County Park on Veterans’ Day for a leisurely walk with the Park Naturalist. We wouldn’t have this great country without you, so come out and enjoy it!

Dream Circle Share
Saturday, November 15, 12-2pm, Brincka Cross Gardens, $10

Come share and explore your dreams in a safe, non-judgmental setting. Take time to consider what wisdom your dreams may offer for your future! Register by calling 219-734-0203.

Reiki Share
Sunday, November 16, 2-4pm, Brincka Cross Gardens, $10

Have you participated in a Reiki program in the past? Join our instructor and others to share experiences and put your Reiki skills to practice in a relaxing afternoon. Register by calling 219-734-0203.

Senior Hike: Turkey Talk
Wednesday, November 19, 3:30-4:30pm, Sunset Hill Farm, Free

Wild turkeys can be found all over Indiana these days, including at Sunset Hill! We will explore their habitat (weather permitting) and discuss their role in the park.

Evening Escapades
Wednesday, November 19, 6-7pm, Sunset Hill Farm, Free

Escape the weekday grind by coming out to enjoy a relaxing evening activity for the family with our Park Naturalist! Sunset Hill is a vast area full of many different things just waiting to be discovered. Join us to enjoy all that nature has to offer!