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September 20, 2018, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Oak Ridge Prairie
The land looked so much different when the settlers first came to what is now Indiana. Take a hike and ‘travel back in time’ at Oak Ridge Prairie to enjoy the beauty of the tall grass prairie in autumn. Join us either Thursday September 6 or Thursday September 20 at 9:30-11 AM. This program is designed for adults. Please register by calling 219-844-3188. No organized groups, please.
September 21, 2018, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Lemon Lake- September 21
Buckley Homestead- October 19
Deep River - November 16
Designed for kids ages 2-6 along with their grown-up, this series of monthly playdates invites visitors to get out and explore the natural wonders of the different Lake County Parks. On the 3rd Friday of the month, meet at the assigned park from 10-11 AM and see what that park has in store for us! Parks and their playdates: September 21 @ Lemon Lake, October 19 @ Buckley Homestead and November 16 @ Deep River.
September 22, 2018, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Gibson Woods Nature Preserve
Fall is officially here and it’s a perfect time to learn about and prepare for migrating and winter birds. Carol Harsh, owner of Wild Birds Unlimited in Schererville, will join us at Gibson Woods to give us the lowdown on bird feeders and seed to help your favorite feathered friends. This event is for anyone ages 5 and up & families. Please register by calling 219-844-3188. No organized groups, please.
September 22, 2018, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Gibson Woods Nature Preserve
The Fall Equinox is officially here! Join us here at Gibson Woods on the first day of fall, Saturday September 22 from 6:30 to 8 PM, to learn what the fall equinox means while enjoying an evening hike in the woods. Program recommended for anyone ages 5 and up. Please register by calling 219-844-3188. No organized groups, please.
September 23, 2018, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Buckley Homestead
Take a hayride and spend the day seeing the historic park Buckley Homestead. On weekends from Sunday September 23 to Sunday October 28 at 1 and 2 PM. Hayride is $2 per person with paid admissions except for Fall Fest dates (October 13 and 14).
September 25, 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.
September 26, 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.
September 26, 2018, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Deep River County Park
See how they made apple butter 100 years ago, then apple print paint. Program is designed for children 5 and under along with their families. Check out our other Pre-School in the Park programs happening every Wednesday from September 5 - October 31!
September 29, 2018, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Buckley Homestead
September 30, 2018, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Buckley Homestead
September 30, 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: Brewmasters