Designing and Planting Patio Pots
Learn how to mix different plant colors and textures to create a unique combination that will give you vibrant color all summer long for your front porch or patio using Filler, Spiller, Thriller method. Includes a 10" pot, plants, soil and expert advice from the experts at Chesterton Feed and Garden Center.
*When you register, pick up a season pass to Rogers-Lakewood Park for just $10
Houseplant and Replanting Workshop
Get crafty in these small group classes! Perfect for family and friends to enjoy. All materials are provided as well as refreshments served.
- Ages: All ages welcome, age 6 - 16 must be accompanied by an adult
- Location: Banta Activity Center, 605 Beech St, Valparaiso
Valentine Wood Sign
Share the love as you create a one-of-a kind wooden sign for you to add to your Valentine decor or gift to that someone special. Choose 1 sign: "Be Mine" or "Love."
|Feb 13||Sa||10:30 - noon||$25||Feb 8|
Bunny Door Hanger
Get ready to "hop" into spring with this adorable door hanger!
|Mar 13||Sa||10:30 - 11:30 am||$15||Mar 3|
String Art Vase
String art is easy and fun! Keep this craft for yourself as a great conversation piece or gift it to a special Mom in your life.
|May 1||Sa||10:30 - 11:30 am||$15||Apr 24|
Personalized Welcome Sign
DIY the perfect decor piece for your front porch this spring. Choose one of two designs to perfectly fit your home. Note: This is a class best suited for adult crafters.
|May 8||Sa||10:30 - 11:30 am||$25||Apr 30|
Let your creativity soar as you make your very own dreamcatcher.
|Aug 7||Sa||10:30 - noon||$15||Jul 31|
Scarecrows from Scratch
Put together your own child-sized scarecrow from the ground, up! All materials will be provided, however, you are welcome to bring your own clothes. $30 for 1st scarecrow and $15 for each additional.
|Oct 10||Su||1 - 2:30 pm or|
2:30 - 4 pm
Fall Wood Decor Sign
Celebrate sweater weather as you create a beautiful wood sign to make your home feel like fall.
|Nov 6||Sa||10:30 - noon||$25||Oct 29|
Holiday Ornament Class
As gifts or keepsakes, DIY ornaments make the Christmas tree look so beautiful. Participants will make two globe ornaments from start to finish. Drinks and snacks will be provided.
|Dec 11||Sa||9:30 - 10:30 am||$15||Dec 3|
Holiday Snow Globe "Make and Shake"
Create your very own snow globe winter scene.
|Dec 11||Sa||11:00 am - noon||$15||Dec 3|
Grab your family and friends as you get outdoors, have fun and challenge yourself!
These are FREE events for all ages to enjoy! Registration required.
Earth Day Scavenger Hunt
In honor of Earth Day on April 22nd, Valpo Parks has created a special scavenger hunt for you to enjoy over the weekend! Explore the parks, trails and your own backyard while learning from nature.
Participate anytime April 24 or April 25.
A free Valpo Parks scavenger hunt guide will be emailed to those who register to participate. Register by April 15.
Father's Day Scavenger Hunt
Celebrate that special someone over the weekend and explore Rogers Lakewood Park in a fun, challenging way with a scavenger hunt! Leave no stone unturned as you solve clues and learn from nature.
Participate anytime June 19 or June 20.
A free Valpo Parks guide will be emailed to those who register to participate. Register by June 12.
*Gate Admission to Rogers-Lakewood Park is required. Daily Rate: $5.00 per car