Porter County Parks and Recreation offers activities at Brincka Cross Gardens

Porter County Parks and Recreation is offering several exciting new programs at Brincka Cross Gardens this spring. These events, called Celebration of Colors, are set to run from April 28 to June 5 at Brincka Cross Gardens, 427 East Furness Road in Pine Township.

Decorative painting, meditation and yoga workshops are just some of the programs that will take place during the next two months at this unique property. These programs are available for a nominal fee, ranging from $5 to $20.

Upcoming programs include a Mediation/Writers Retreat on May 1 from 1 to 4 p.m. that includes a guided walk, seated meditation, gentle yoga and reflective writing. The cost for this program is $20. It will be offered again on Sunday, May 22 for the same price. A Strength Yoga program will be available on Sunday, May 28 from 9 to 10 a.m. for just $5. A program called Get on the Ball is also offered for $5. This class will use a resist-a-ball to focus on core strengthening, balance and flexibility.

Decorative painting classes will be available on Thursday, April 28 from 9 a.m. to noon, and Saturday, May 7, from 9 a.m. to noon for $10. This fee includes a painting surface, paints and brushes.

Staff will also be available on site to take people on tours of the property free of charge on Monday, April 25 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, May 3 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, May 5 from noon to 2 p.m., Monday, May 9 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, May 12 from 10 a.m. to noon, and Monday, May 28 from 9 a.m. to noon. These guided tours will give the public a chance to speak with staff about the facility, programs and future plans for Brincka Cross Gardens.

Call 219-465-3586, e-mail pcparks@porterco.org or check the Porter County Parks and Recreation Facebook page, www.facebook.com/pcparksandrec, for more information, and for dates and times on upcoming Celebration of Colors events.

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