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Taltree Arboretum & Gardens Offers Fall Indiana Master Naturalist program August 20 – October 22, 2015

rot1Taltree Arboretum & Gardens is hosting a Fall Indiana Master Naturalist program. This hands-on learning experience and volunteer service opportunity teaches students about the native landscape and local wildlife of Northwest Indiana. The course includes sessions on botany, zoology, geology, water ecology and wildlife conservation, taught by area experts.

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Paving at Valpo Parks Locations, July 28 - 31, 2015

valpo-parksThe City of Valparaiso Public Works Department will be paving several Parks Department sites this week beginning Wednesday, July 29. Ogden Gardens parking spaces along Harrison Blvd will be affected as well as the Beta Shelter and Forest Park Rotary Shelter areas. The roadway inside Rogers Lakewood Park will also undergo resurfacing, as will the entrance drive into Butterfly Meadow playground at Foundation Meadows. Visitor parking at the administrative office at 3210 N Campbell St. will be affected, so visitors should park at the Butterfly playground lot and follow the sidewalk to the office. Valparaiso Public Works advises that it is best to avoid Butterfly Meadow playground for play while they are milling and paving the roadway. Updates can be viewed on the website and Valparaiso Parks Facebook page.

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Valpo’s Ice Skating Venue Partners with Frontier Communication

Urschel-Pavilion_10The City of Valparaiso today approved a partnership with Frontier Communication that benefits the construction and expansion of Central Park Plaza. Frontier will be waiving $50,000 of utility relocation fees in exchange for an in-kind sponsorship of the William E. Urschel Pavilion ice resurfacing Zamboni for five years. The Zamboni will be wrapped in the Frontier brand and will not only be a functional feature making an exceptional ice surface from November through February, but the Zamboni will also have a jump seat that will allow kids and adults to take a ride during the resurfacing process.

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Taltree Arboretum & Gardens Opens Railway Garden to Hobart Seniors in August 2015

railway-garden-6Taltree Arboretum & Gardens is excited to again offer free admission to Hobart Seniors aged 55 or older, August 1 through August 31, thanks to a grant awarded from the Legacy Foundation-Maria Reiner Fund. They will also receive 15 percent off the cost of a membership throughout the month of August.

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Taltree Arboretum Announces Subaru SIA Foundation 2015 Grant for AED

rot1Taltree Arboretum & Gardens is pleased to announce the receipt of a grant from the Subaru SIA Foundation to fund the purchase of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). The AED is the third Taltree has been able to bring onsite and is specifically for use at Taltree’s summer camps. Other AEDs are located at the Depot Visitor Center and the administrative offices at Taltree.

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Taltree Arboretum & Gardens Welcomes the Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival Young Company

Shakespeare for Valpo LifeThe Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival Young Company will present Shakespeare’s “Love’s Labor’s Lost” on Sunday, July 19, at Taltree Arboretum & Gardens. Audience members will have the unique opportunity to enjoy one of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies in an outdoor theater.

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Central Park Plaza Begins Summer Outdoor Movies with Singin' in the Rain

2015SummerOutdoorMovies1Whether you are looking for a unique date night or something wholesome to do with your family, the Valparaiso Central Park Plaza is the place to be on Tuesday summer nights. June 30th kicked off the outdoor movie season with a screening of Singin' in the Rain.

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