Tag Archives: Michiana Activity

Tag Archives: Michiana Activity

Tag Archives: Michiana Activity

Tag Archives: Michiana Activity

Tag Archives: Michiana Activity

Tag Archives: Michiana Activity

Tag Archives: Michiana Activity

Tag Archives: Michiana Activity

Tag Archives: Michiana Activity

Tag Archives: Michiana Activity

Thanksgiving Turkey Walk and Native American Heritage Celebration

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Come count the Turkeys for a special prize!! Experience Native American cooking techniques and learn how indigenous peoples of the region survived. Crafts for children.

Free admission.

Haunted Trails and Ghost Stories

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Take a walk on our spooky Trail and listen to Spooky Stories! Family Friendly "spooky."

 

Polish Fest

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Join us for a very popular day of festivities! Polish Food, Dancing, & Music... and learn about Polish Heritage. Tickets available day of the event.

 

 

Butterfly Bonanza

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Friendship Botanic Gardens will host a special free educational program dedicated to everyone’s favorite pollinator pals: butterflies! Horticulturalist Dolly Foster will discuss butterfly gardening, pollinator conservation, and how you can attract these beautiful “flying flowers” to your own backyard! This is a remarkable opportunity for families to learn how to help boost butterfly populations through hands-on citizen science.

Audiences can experience live butterflies up-close as we release newly hatched monarchs into our specially designed butterfly garden. Children can make and take home free butterfly crafts.

For more information call 219 878 9885 or visit www.friendshipgardens.org.

 

 

Bacchus and Beer Fest -- All Day

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Join us for our annual Beer and Wine festival amidst stunning vistas and formal gardens. Sample a dazzling variety of craft beers from local breweries while rocking out to live music.

Join us on the evening of Saturday, August 19, at Friendship Botanic Gardens for a Bacchus and Beer Festival!

Sample from 15 of our area's favorite breweries and wineries.

Up 'N Smoke will be on site to serve up their famous barbecue. Live entertainment throughout the evening, featuring Matt Gabriel and John Vermilye.

Enjoy the beautiful views of the Gardens and Lake Lucerne while watching the stars come out. Sample, sip, set, and sway to the music while contributing to Friendship Botanic Gardens.

This is a 21 and over event. We will offer free craft soda and water to those who are DDs.
All proceeds go to Friendship Botanic Gardens

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Lyric Opera in the Gardens

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Sunday August 13th, 3:00 - 6:00 PM Central

Friendship Botanic Gardens is proud to host to a special afternoon of world-class artistry from the Lyric Opera of Chicago. Join us among the scenic vistas of the Gardens for a preview of the Lyric Opera Company’s 2017-2018 season, performed by some of the biggest names in the Chicago arts and culture scene.

All proceeds contribute to the continued restoration and maintenance of Friendship Botanic Gardens, a historic 105 acre botanical park in Michigan City that serves as the region's premiere destination where nature meets culture.

3:00 Join us for Wine, Beer, Beverages and Light Appetizers and linger through the Gardens prior to the concert. The performance starts promptly at 4:00.

Tickets are available at the Friendship Gardens Welcome Cabin, open Wednesday through Sunday, 10am – 6pm CDT starting May 6th,  order By Phone at 219-878-9885, or order online at the bottom of this page.

Regular seating available for $40.00.
Premium seating available for $50.00 (first 4 rows). Please note Premium Seating is limited to 40 people.

Light appetizers included with your ticket. A cash bar with beer, wine and beverages will be on site.

Members receive a $5.00 discount on regular and premium seating. Get your discount code calling us at 219-878-9885.

Space is limited. Purchase your tickets today!

Performers:

Host: Gary Alexander
Accompanist: John Goodwin
Singers: Rose Guccione,  Janet Mensen Reynolds, Kenneth Donovan, Keven Keys

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Nature Inspired Art Class #6 Youth ages 8-12

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Wed Aug 9th 10am-noon (registration deadline: Aug 4th)
Butterfly Printmaking
Students will walk the trails and learn about the different species of butterflies that are attracted to the garden along with different developmental stages of the butterflies and how to determine the species by wings, patterns, and colors.  They will also collect items that will be used in printmaking to recreate these incredible insects.  Once we return to the education center the kids will use these natural objects to print patterns that will form butterfly inspired masterpieces of art.
"Nature Inspired Art" Art Classes for children ages 8-12
Join Art Instructor Jessica DeCaro for a series of nature inspired arts & crafts classes that are geared towards children to help discover nature and creatively express their experience at Friendship Botanic Gardens in Michigan City, IN.  A Student may register for one class only, or as many as he or she likes.
 
Students will learn to combine nature with arts and crafts with this series of classes as a guide.  They will be taught about the history of Friendship Gardens and everything it has to offer through a walk on the trails before each class. Students will forage items they will use for the classes while learning about the trees, flowers, bugs, and birds that help to make these gardens so unique and beautiful and how each thing is important to this environment.  Their amazing finds will contribute to their imaginative art projects.
 
$10/class
 
Please wear closed toed shoes and dress appropriately for the weather. Please bring water bottle and bug spray as classes will be held in our outdoor educational pavilion. Students will meet at 9:50am our Entrance Cabin in our main parking lot and with a prompt pick up time of 12:05 at our entrance cabin. We provide all art supplies needed for projects.
 
Pre-Registration and payment is required the Friday prior to each class.  Payment may be made online on our website, or via check or cash at our Entrance Cabin.
 
Classes are limited to 15 students per class. Register Early!!!

Nature Inspired Art Class #5 Youth 8-12

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Wed Aug 2 10am-noon (registration deadline: July 28th)
Painted Bird Feeders made from recycled items
Students will tour the grounds and find out about the birds that are native to the area.  After learning about these different species, they will create bird feeders out of recycled items.  These creative birdfeeders will be decorated with leaves and sticks and then painted.  Students will pick a bird and draw them to make an awesome portrait to accompany these feeders.
"Nature Inspired Art" Art Classes for children ages 8-12
 
Join Art Instructor Jessica DeCaro for a series of nature inspired arts & crafts classes that are geared towards children to help discover nature and creatively express their experience at Friendship Botanic Gardens in Michigan City, IN.  A Student may register for one class only, or as many as he or she likes.
 
Students will learn to combine nature with arts and crafts with this series of classes as a guide.  They will be taught about the history of Friendship Gardens and everything it has to offer through a walk on the trails before each class. Students will forage items they will use for the classes while learning about the trees, flowers, bugs, and birds that help to make these gardens so unique and beautiful and how each thing is important to this environment.  Their amazing finds will contribute to their imaginative art projects.
 
$10/class
 
Please wear closed toed shoes and dress appropriately for the weather. Please bring water bottle and bug spray as classes will be held in our outdoor educational pavilion. Students will meet at 9:50am our Entrance Cabin in our main parking lot and with a prompt pick up time of 12:05 at our entrance cabin. We provide all art supplies needed for projects.
 
Pre-Registration and payment is required the Friday prior to each class.  Payment may be made online on our website, or via check or cash at our Entrance Cabin.
 
Classes are limited to 15 students per class. Register Early!!!
 

Nature Inspired Art Class #4 Youth 8-12

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Wed July 19th 10am-noon (registration deadline: July 14th)
Shadow Water Color Paintings
Students will walk the grounds for a little bit while observing how the shadows of plants and flowers cast silhouettes onto white boards.  Once they find one they like they will trace the outline on to paper.  Then paint with water color these amazing shadows will transform into awesome abstract art works.
"Nature Inspired Art" Art Classes for children ages 8-12
 
Join Art Instructor Jessica DeCaro for a series of nature inspired arts & crafts classes that are geared towards children to help discover nature and creatively express their experience at Friendship Botanic Gardens in Michigan City, IN.  A Student may register for one class only, or as many as he or she likes.
 
Students will learn to combine nature with arts and crafts with this series of classes as a guide.  They will be taught about the history of Friendship Gardens and everything it has to offer through a walk on the trails before each class. Students will forage items they will use for the classes while learning about the trees, flowers, bugs, and birds that help to make these gardens so unique and beautiful and how each thing is important to this environment.  Their amazing finds will contribute to their imaginative art projects.
 
$10/class
 
Please wear closed toed shoes and dress appropriately for the weather. Please bring water bottle and bug spray as classes will be held in our outdoor educational pavilion. Students will meet at 9:50am our Entrance Cabin in our main parking lot and with a prompt pick up time of 12:05 at our entrance cabin. We provide all art supplies needed for projects.
 
Pre-Registration and payment is required the Friday prior to each class.  Payment may be made online on our website, or via check or cash at our Entrance Cabin.
 
Classes are limited to 15 students per class. Register Early!!!

Nature Inspired Art Class #3 Youth 8-12

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Wed July 5th 10am-noon (registration deadline: June 30th)
Native American Beaded Dreamcatchers
 
Students will take a tour of the Gardens and learn about the Native American history of the grounds and why these lands were important to them.   Once back at the education center they will learn about dreamcatchers and Indian beading styles.  The students will take these techniques and make awesome beaded dreamcatchers.  The ring of the catchers will be composed of a ring made from a paper plate which the students will color in with markers.  They will then punch holes and string and beads to create a beautiful dreamcatchers.
"Nature Inspired Art" Art Classes for children ages 8-12
 
Join Art Instructor Jessica DeCaro for a series of nature inspired arts & crafts classes that are geared towards children to help discover nature and creatively express their experience at Friendship Botanic Gardens in Michigan City, IN.  A Student may register for one class only, or as many as he or she likes.
 
Students will learn to combine nature with arts and crafts with this series of classes as a guide.  They will be taught about the history of Friendship Gardens and everything it has to offer through a walk on the trails before each class. Students will forage items they will use for the classes while learning about the trees, flowers, bugs, and birds that help to make these gardens so unique and beautiful and how each thing is important to this environment.  Their amazing finds will contribute to their imaginative art projects.
 
$10/class
 
Please wear closed toed shoes and dress appropriately for the weather. Please bring water bottle and bug spray as classes will be held in our outdoor educational pavilion. Students will meet at 9:50am our Entrance Cabin in our main parking lot and with a prompt pick up time of 12:05 at our entrance cabin. We provide all art supplies needed for projects.
 
Pre-Registration and payment is required the Friday prior to each class.  Payment may be made online on our website, or via check or cash at our Entrance Cabin.
 
Classes are limited to 15 students per class. Register Early!!!