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September 2014
Free to participate

Trail of Scarecrows Contest 2014

September 1 - November 1
Taltree Arboretum & Gardens,
450 West 100 North Valparaiso, IN 46385 United States

Choose a story. Build a story scarecrow. Write an essay about how your scarecrow represents the story and/or character chosen. Prizes awarded!

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$50/group

Campfire Rentals

September 25 - November 1

Available every night of the week. Staff will tend the fire to create a hassle-free experience. Roasting sticks and some seating provided. Campfire rental is $50 per group. Group maximum 30 people.

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Free - Members Only

Member Hikes

September 27 - November 8
Taltree Arboretum & Gardens,
450 West 100 North Valparaiso, IN 46385 United States

These free member hikes will provide a great introduction to all Taltree has to offer during the changing seasons.

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October 2014
Free with admission

The Haunted Railroad & Fall Festival

October 1 - 31

Held the entire month of October, The Haunted Railroad & Fall Festival is sure to be a spooky good time. This family friendly event kicks off with a Halloween railway garden of skeleton conductors, ghost passengers, spiders and haunted houses all month long.

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November 2014
$30

Taltree 10K

November 1 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm CST
Taltree Arboretum & Gardens,
450 West 100 North Valparaiso, IN 46385 United States

This 10k (6.2-mile) trail run is open to runners and walkers of all skill levels. The course terrain is flat with some challenging hills. The trail is a combination of pavement, gravel, grass and wood chips. Run begins at 9 am.

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Free with admission

Taltree Run Club

November 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am CST
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until January 31, 2015
Taltree Arboretum & Gardens,
450 West 100 North Valparaiso, IN 46385 United States

Taltree Run Club meets every Saturday morning at 10 am. Meet up with other runners – mingle, stretch and run the trails. Great way to help train for the upcoming Taltree 10K on Saturday, November 1!

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$15-$17

Wilderness Survival 101: Family Edition

November 8 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm CST
Taltree office & classroom,
71 North 500 West Valparaiso, 46385 United States

Learn how to build a shelter, find water, build a fire and be kind to nature with Leave-No-Trace camping.

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Free with admission

Taltree Run Club

November 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am CST
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until January 31, 2015
Taltree Arboretum & Gardens,
450 West 100 North Valparaiso, IN 46385 United States

Taltree Run Club meets every Saturday morning at 10 am. Meet up with other runners – mingle, stretch and run the trails. Great way to help train for the upcoming Taltree 10K on Saturday, November 1!

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$20 Members/ $25 Non-Members

Pendant Wire Wrapping Jewelry Class

November 15 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm CST
Taltree office & classroom,
71 North 500 West Valparaiso, 46385 United States

Learn how to make a necklace pendant in this pendant wire wrapping class. Student will be provided the stone, the wire and tools to make their pendant. Students may opt to bring their own pendant for wrapping. Instructor: Jayde Peterson Experienced artist Cost: $20 Members/ $25 Non-Members REGISTER HERE. Appropriate for all ages. This is a beginner’s course. No dogs allowed.  

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Free with admission

Taltree Run Club

November 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am CST
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until January 31, 2015
Taltree Arboretum & Gardens,
450 West 100 North Valparaiso, IN 46385 United States

Taltree Run Club meets every Saturday morning at 10 am. Meet up with other runners – mingle, stretch and run the trails. Great way to help train for the upcoming Taltree 10K on Saturday, November 1!

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