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LaGrange County Parks October Report


Autumn Art Class- Thursday, Oct 4, 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Eagles have experienced a remarkable recovery. You truly are poorer if you have never seen one fly. Celebrate the first LaGrange County successful eagle nesting in over 100 years with this scene of the eagle soaring over the cedars.

Autumn Art Class, Autumn Eagle, is Thursday, October 4, 9:30-2:30.

Supplies are provided. Bring your own paints and brushes if you have them. Also, bring your lunch.

Cost is $20. Register at or call the Park Office, 854-2225.

Breakfast with the Birds– October 17, 8:30 a.m.

The program starts with coffee and doughnuts. Then a talk or discussion is offered by the naturalist. Bring your binoculars and enjoy a hike in the woods afterward. Recommended donation is $1.00.


Bald Eagles are the symbol to the whole world that U.S. is a land of peaceful freedom. Yet, eagles were in distress and gone from most of their historic range. Deliberate efforts went into correcting the degradation that affected eagles. Now I have the best news ever about eagles.

Hunter Safety Class-           Friday Oct. 19, Saturday Oct. 20

October's Hunter Safety Class is October 19-20 at Maple Wood Nature Center. If you were born after December 31, 1986, this class is required before obtaining a firearms hunting permit. It is also recommended for hunters of any age who have not gone through this or a similar course.

Class times are Friday, October 19, 5:30-9:00, and Saturday, October 20, 9:00-3:30.

Participants must bring pencils and a lunch. There is no charge for Hunter's Safety Class, expenses are paid for with each hunting license sold in Indiana.

Registration is required. Call (260) 854-2225 or email to to register. Other questions regarding hunting seasons and hunter eligibility can be answered by the Indiana Conservation Officers at 260-244-3720.

Folk Jam- Sun, Oct 28, 1:30 p.m.

Folk Music Jam Sessions are hosted the fourth Sunday of the month. Jam sessions are mostly folk, country and bluegrass music with other styles thrown in from time to time.

This month’s jam is October 28, 1:30-5:00 p.m. If you have any more questions contact Erv Troyer, 463-2247, or Maple Wood at 463-4022,

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 LaGrange County Parks call (260) 854-2225, (260) 463-4022 or