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LaGrange County Parks News

Breakfast with the Birds...

Breakfast with the Birds will be held from 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 14.

December’s program will be on bald eagles. Eagles are kings among birds. Their snow-white hood makes blending in impossible. Their size makes them hard to ignore. Although once gone from Indiana, now they thrive. What are their haunts and habits? Why are they our national symbol?

January’s program on glaciers will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 18. Imagine a roving chunk of ice. Now imagine one a mile thick. Evidence implies it was like that right here in LaGrange County. You can't work the land without finding clues that glaciers scoured, then refilled Northern Indiana. Learn what clues to look for and then you will see evidence everywhere.

Breakfast with the Birds is for anyone who is free one Wednesday morning of each month. The program starts with coffee and doughnuts, then a talk or discussion is offered by a naturalist. Bring binoculars and enjoy a hike in the woods afterward. A small donation is recommended.


Winter art class...

Artist Carl Mosher will lead a Winter Art Class featuring a LaGrange County snow scene from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, January 7. The view is along a road lined by cottonwoods. The creek bottom is just off to the side and snowy tracks were left by the buggy that just went by.

Supplies will be provided but participants can bring their own paints and brushes. Participants should also bring a lunch.

There is a cost. Register by e-mailing or call the LaGrange County Parks office at 854-2225.

Homemade music class...

January’s edition of “Homemade Music” is a sampling of acoustic folk instruments. This is for the musician that is learning to play a new instrument. It is also a chance to try something new and take different instruments for a test drive.

Part one will be on the basics of common folk instruments. The focus starts on mountain dulcimers, then autoharps, then ukuleles and guitar. The class learns the same songs for each instrument then all instruments are combined for a jam.

Musicians with their own instruments are also encouraged to bring their menagerie and add to the music. Simple Sounds will have instruments on hand to try before you buy.

A Folk Music Sampler will be held from 10 a.m. until noon on Saturday, Jan. 14. Bring a lunch and jam around the wood stove afterwards. Cost is a food or winter clothes donation for the LaGrange County Clothes and Food Basket.



Quilt class...

A quilt class will be held on Saturday, Jan. 21. Details to be announced.

All programs, unless otherwise noted, are held at Maple Wood Nature Center, 4.5 miles east and one mile south of LaGrange.

For more information about programs or the LaGrange County Parks, call (260) 854-2225 or (260) 463-4022 or e-mail