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Porter County Parks Briefs, March 31, 2015

rot4Year Round Run Club
Tuesdays/Thursdays, 8-9am, Sunset Hill Farm, Free

Join us to discover the beauty of Sunset Hill. Length of the run varies, but will traverse grass, hills, and trails. No Registration Required.

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Valpo Parks Briefs, March 30, 2015

valpo-parksVisit the Valpo Parks website for information on all programs at Registration is available online for most programs, in person at the Parks Office at 3210 N. Campbell St., or by phone at 219.462.5144.

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Valpo Parks to host Coin Collecting Class on March 31, 2015

Valpo-Parks-Coin-CollectingCollecting coins is a lot of fun and provides a great learning experience too! Learn how to get started with your own coin collection. This class will teach about coins and their history. Get ideas on what to collect, how to organize a coin collection, and the best way to store and display your coins. Find out how to invest and sell your coin collection. You can also learn what to look for in spotting that rare coin! Next class is March 31st!

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Taltree Arboretum & Gardens Raising Funds through NIPSCO Matched Giving

TaltreeIUConcert-01Taltree Arboretum & Gardens is seeking help from the public to repair their stage, located in their open-air venue, The Sidetrack. Taltree seeks contributions that will be matched dollar for dollar by NIPSCO up to $5,000.

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Valpo Parks Briefs, March 25, 2015

valpo-parksMEN’S CLUB
Forest Park Men's Club Golf Club is having its organizational meeting on Saturday, April 4th at 9:00 am in the Welter Room at Forest Park Golf Course. Sign up fee includes a handicap card and the weekly games from April through September. Greens fees and cart are not included. League fee is $60. Donuts will be served at the meeting. For additional information call Dave at 219-929-5047.

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Shirley Heinze Land Trust Launches 'Take a Walk with Shirley' Capital Campaign

Shirley_Heinze_Land_Trust_Launches_Take-1Shirley Heinze Land Trust announces the launch of the public phase of its first-ever Capital Campaign, themed "Take a Walk with Shirley." The organization has a goal to raise $3.5 million to advance its mission of protecting important habitats and ecosystems across Northwest Indiana. Funds raised will be used to protect an additional 500 acres of environmentally significant land in the region. They will also support efforts to restore and maintain the 1,600 acres the organization already manages, and will promote conservation awareness through educational programs and increased access to natural areas.

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Springs Brings Wonderful Things at Taltree Arboretum and Gardens

spring-treesThe snow is gone. And that means that things will go from white to brown, then brown to green. Green means that spring is here and it’s time to get outside. And don’t you want to do something new and unique this year to add to the budding discoveries that are sure to come your way? Then you should try an event at Taltree Arboretum and Gardens. Taltree is a nonprofit organization that maintains a large preserve filled with trees, gardens, green space, and other foliage to benefit and educate the people of Northwest Indiana.

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