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June 1, 2018, 11:00 AM - September 29, 2018, 11:30 AM @ Bellaboo's Play & Discovery Center
Each year June through September every day at 11 am Bellaboo’s outdoor garden is tended to by YOU! Foster a love of gardening in your little one with these fun activities. The flowers and vegetable garden at Bellaboo’s is planted, showered and loved completely by kids! Each day little diggers will feature garden songs, worm digs and eco-friendly information that young minds can dig their shovels into!
August 28, 2018, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM @ Bellaboo's Play & Discovery Center
Do good, and save big! Bring in two cans of non-expired, non-perishable food any Tuesday from June through November and receive a FREE adult with a paid child?
Cannot be combined with other offers. Two food donations and a paid child admission required for each free adult.
August 18, 2018, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Gibson Woods Nature Preserve
Bring the family to walk the trails with a park naturalist at Gibson Woods and learn about the oak savanna and its inhabitants. Join us each month to experience nature’s fascinating flora and fauna as the seasons change. Happening every third Saturday in March-August at 9:30 am. Program is free but registration is required, call 219-844-3188.
August 19, 2018, 2:00 PM @ Deep River County Park
The Deep River Grinders vintage baseball team invites you to their upcoming match! Played by 1858 rules complete with traditional uniforms, Grinders’ games provide a fun look at how baseball when it first started out. Bring the whole family out for the free match to enjoy some old-fashioned baseball. Stick around after the match as kids can take a turn at bat and run the bases. This week’s friendly competitors: Long Nines
August 21, 2018, 9:30 AM
Gibson Woods is home to 23 documented species of dragonflies, as well as many butterflies. This year’s hikes will include a focus on butterflies as we walk each Tuesday from May 29-September 25 to find out who is flitting about. This adult program is free but registration is required, call 219-844-3188.
August 22, 2018, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Gibson Woods Nature Preserve
Fall is a great time to see a variety of migrating bird species including thrushes, warblers, sparrows and vireos. Adults can walk with a park naturalist to see who is visiting Gibson Woods. You can join us Wednesdays at 9:30 AM August 15-October 3 . Free. Please call 219-844-3188 to register.
August 28, 2018, 9:30 AM
August 29, 2018, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Gibson Woods Nature Preserve
August 29, 2018, 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Deep River Waterpark
One of the Lake County Parks Department’s most popular events, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, will open up ticket sales on August 30th, 2018. This event is an interactive, walking performance that takes visitors of all ages through the story of the headless horseman.
Ticket sales will take place at Deep River Waterpark on Wednesday, August 29th from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM and are expected to sell out. Performance dates are September 14th, 15th, 21st, and 22nd. Advance ticket sales are required, no tickets will be available at the performance.
August 30, 2018, 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM @ Cowles Bog-Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
We’ll be exploring the region looking for local dragonflies. For this hunt, we will meet at Cowles Bog at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore (trailhead parking lot is at the end of Mineral Springs Road by Dunes Acres gatehouse). Explorers are welcome to bring binoculars and/or a camera. Please pre-register by calling Gibson Woods at 219-844-3188. Cost is $2 per person.
August 31, 2018, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Gibson Woods Nature Preserve
Summer is winding down for another year. Join us as we enjoy an evening hike around the woods to steal a few more summer moments. Please call 219-844-3188 to register. No organized groups please.