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Bellaboo's

  1. CANCELLED: Youth Performers Concert

    August 6, 2020, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Bellaboo's Play & Discovery Center

    We have temporarily suspended programs that require gathering as a group. We look forward to bringing art in the garden in the future.

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  2. CANCELLED: New Date TBA Mom to Mom, NWI Early Childhood Resource Fair & Toddler Expo

    August 6, 2020, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Bellaboo's Play & Discovery Center

    This program is cancelled for August 6th, but we look forward to rescheduling it in the future.

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  3. I Spy Young Naturalists at Bellaboo's

    August 10, 2020, 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM @ Bellaboo's Play & Discovery Center

    The experts from Gibson Woods Nature Preserve are happy to provide interactive nature-based play perfect for children of all ages. Ms. Caryn always arrives with a variety of specimens, stories and adventures. Dig into different nature concepts with each session and discover the wonders of nature through the eyes of your child. All Spring/Summer: March 9, April 13, May 11, June 8, July 13, August 10, September 14 2020

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  4. CANCELLED: Boulder Paintings

    August 12, 2020, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Bellaboo's Play & Discovery Center

    We have temporarily suspended programs that require gathering as a group. We look forward to bringing art in the garden in the future.

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Main Calendar

  1. PRE-REGISTRATION ONLY: Sunset Hike

    August 7, 2020, 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM @ Oak Ridge Prairie

    Enjoy a guided hike as the sun sets at Oak Ridge Prairie. Gate fee applies. Pre-registration required; please call 219-844-3188. Homeschool, scout and other groups are welcome to attend, but each family within a group must register individually.

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  2. PRE-REGISTRATION ONLY: I Spy Young Naturalists

    August 10, 2020, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Gibson Woods Nature Preserve

    For ages 3-5. Foster that natural curiosity in your little one by venturing outdoors to ‘spy’ what’s happening at Gibson Woods Nature Preserve. Each session will include a story, craft, snack and plenty of outdoor exploration. Pre-registration required; please call 219-844-3188. All dates: March 9, April 13, May 11, June 8, July 13, August 10, September 14

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  3. National S'mores Day Open House

    August 10, 2020, 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Oak Ridge Prairie

    What’s summer without having a marshmallow or s’more over campfire? Stop over to Oak Ridge Prairie and enjoy a great summer treat in celebration of National S’mores Day.

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  4. PRE-REGISTRATION ONLY: Weekly Dragonfly Hunts

    August 11, 2020, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Gibson Woods Nature Preserve

    Gibson Woods is home to 20+ documented species of dragonflies. Explore the trails in search of these amazing winged hunters. This program is for adults. Please call 219-844-3188 to register.

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  5. PRE-REGISTRATION ONLY: Winged Wonders Walk

    August 12, 2020, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Gibson Woods Nature Preserve

    The skies are filled with animals in flight in our warm summer months. Which winged wonders will we witness each week? Will nature surprise us with something new? Join us and discover your favorite of nature’s wonders. Call 219-844-3188 to register.

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  6. No Meeting This Month: Photo Club

    August 12, 2020, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Deep River County Park

    Photo Club is taking a break from regular meetings amidst the Coronavirus Pandemic. We will update here when regular meetings resume. The Lake County Parks Photo Club meets monthly every 2nd Wednesday at Deep River County Park from March through November. Photographers of all ages, skill levels, and experience are welcome to come share and discuss relevant photography topics at this free program. Note that the topics are subject to change.

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  7. Perseid Meteor Shower

    August 12, 2020, 8:30 PM @ Calumet Astronomy Center

    Join us as we watch the Perseid Metor Shower all night long. Bring a blanket to lay on and see how many meteors you can spot with your naked eyes. For weather updates check out the casonline.org website.

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  8. PRE-REGISTRATION ONLY: Nature's Bouquet Hike

    August 14, 2020, 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM @ Gibson Woods Nature Preserve

    More than 300 species of native plants are found at Gibson Woods, including a variety of rare and unique species. Join a park naturalist for a walk through the preserve to learn more about our flora. Comfortable shoes and insect repellent recommended.

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  9. PRE-REGISTRATION ONLY: Nature's Circle

    August 14, 2020, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM @ Gibson Woods Nature Preserve

    Let’s learn to enjoy nature together at an outdoor circle time, as we celebrate the summer reading theme of “Imagine Your Story.” Read a story, sing silly songs, and have lots of fun, helping little ones comfortably engage in a natural setting. A short walk will end our time together. Designed for ages 2-6.

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  10. PRE-REGISTRATION ONLY: Weekly Dragonfly Hunts

    August 18, 2020, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Gibson Woods Nature Preserve

    Gibson Woods is home to 20+ documented species of dragonflies. Explore the trails in search of these amazing winged hunters. This program is for adults. Please call 219-844-3188 to register.

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  11. Fall Weekly Bird Migration Hike

    August 19, 2020, 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM @ Gibson Woods Nature Preserve

    Fall is a great times to see a variety of migrating bird species including thrushers, warblers, sparrows and vireos. Walk with a park naturalist to see who is visiting the Woods during the autumn season. Program designed for adults.

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  12. Nature Playdate

    August 21, 2020, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Lake Etta

    Ages 2-6 with caregiver | 3rd Friday of month Discover the natural wonders of the Lake County Parks during a monthly play date. We will meet at a different park each month to see what nature has in store to explore. Upcoming 2020 dates and locations: September 18- Buckley Homestead, October 16- Oak Ridge Prairie, November 20- Deep River

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  13. Grinders VS Springfield Long Nines

    August 23, 2020, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Deep River County Park

    Travel across the bridge and back to 1858 to see how baseball was originally played. Bring your blankets and chairs and join us on Grinders Field. Families are invited to stick around after the game and let their kids run the bases just like a real Grinder! Check out the calendar or the Grinders page to see more games!

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  14. Sleepy Hollow Ticket Sale

    August 26, 2020, 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

    Ticket sale in person at Deep River Waterpark! $9 per person (15 ticket limit) Tip for newbies: Lines form begins to form as early as noon. Any tickets left unsold will be sold at the Main Office either in person or via phone starting at 9 AM next day. 219-769-7275. One of the Lake County Parks Department’s most popular events, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. This event is an interactive, walking performance that takes visitors of all ages through the story of the headless horseman. No patio/beach umbrellas allowed in ticket line. Personal umbrellas only. Performance dates are September 11th, 12th, 28th, and 19th. First performance begins at 6:30 PM and runs every 20 minutes up to and including a 9:30 PM. The performance of Sleepy Hollow is held at Buckley Homestead in Lowell Indiana. Advance ticket sales are required, no tickets will be available at the performance.

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  15. Summer's Ending Hike

    August 28, 2020, 6:30 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. Pre-registration required; please call 219-844-3188. Homeschool, scout and other groups are welcome to attend, but each family within a group must register individually.

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