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The best holiday festival in NW Indiana approaches

Written by Matt Pera. Posted in Dining & Entertainment

Published on November 09, 2011 with No Comments

If you are looking for an activity that is fun for the whole family and fits in almost any budget, look no further than Porter County Parks and Recreation. The Times Presents Winter Lights Night will take place on Nov. 19 at Sunset Hill Farm County Park and has something for everyone. .

The Porter County Parks and Recreation staff has been hard at work during the past several months preparing for this event, and we are excited that it is almost here. We pride ourselves on providing events like this one, and Winter Light Night is one of our signature festivals, with the most breathtaking holiday light display in Northwest Indiana.

We are incredibly proud of this event at Porter County Parks and Recreation, and we know how much the community loves this one-of-a-kind extravaganza every year.

The centerpiece of Winter Lights Night is, of course, the beautiful and unique light displays that illuminate the park and put people in the holiday spirit. But it is really just the tip of the iceberg. We will also offer a jaw-dropping fireworks show, the chance for kids to meet Santa, crafts and games, an art show, live music and some exciting surprises along the way.

We are confident that this will be the most fun and most affordable family event of the holiday season in Northwest Indiana. The cost is just $5 per car.

For more information, call 219-465-3586 or e-mail pcparks@porterco.org.

Get fit with Porter County Parks and Recreation

Have you ever wanted to give cardio, strength or yoga classes a try, but felt a little intimidated by what was offered at your local gym? Porter County Parks and Recreation has the answer.

FitFest will take place at Sunset Hill Farm County Park on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 8 to 9:30 a.m. The program is free and will offer three 30-minute sessions –

Cardio Step (8 to 8:30 a.m.) – Step your way to better health with this heart-pumping, motivating exercise routine that is broken up into four combinations. You will be introduced to vocabulary, popular moves and plenty of modifications and options to work up a sweat in no time.

Strength on the Ball (8:30 to 9 a.m.) – This total body strengthening will use resistance tubes and fitballs to introduce you to easy workout moves that provide maximum benefits. Increase your balance and stability while challenging your endurance with this fun workout.

Yoga (9 to 9:30 a.m.) – Blending concentrated core work and body alignment, this class will increase your flexibility and challenge your strength and endurance.

Bring water and a towel, and we’ll take care of the rest.

To reserve your spot or ask questions, contact Wellness Coordinator Sara Grassmeyer at 219-707-8281, or sgrassmeyer@porterco.org.

 

About Porter County Parks and Recreation

The mission of the Porter County Parks and Recreation Board and Department is to preserve, protect and manage the natural, cultural and recreational resources within a diverse park system. We are committed to delivering youth, adult and school programs to the residents of Porter County, while also providing a gateway into the natural beauty of our area through its unique parks and trails. For more information, call 219-465-3586, or e-mail pcparks@porterco.org. Porter County Parks and Recreation is also on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pcparksandrec and Twitter @pcparksnrec.

 

All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed in the above column are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Chronicle. Matt Pera is the communications director for Porter County Parks and Recreation. He has a background in journalism and public relations. For more information about Porter County Parks and Recreation, call 219-465-3586, or e-mail pcparks@porterco.org.

 

 

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All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Chronicle. Matt Pera is the communications director for Porter County Parks and Recreation. He has a background in journalism and public relations. For more information about Porter County Parks and Recreation, call 219-465-3586, or e-mail pcparks@porterco.org.

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