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August 2015

East Property Ribbon Cutting

August 4 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Taltree Arboretum & Gardens,
450 West 100 North
Valparaiso, IN 46385 United States
Pheasant

Taltree’s East Property will be open to the public for the first time. The East property is a Woodcock & Pheasant Preserve, funded in part by BP. It also adds just over 2 miles of trails to Taltree’s hiking options. The ribbon cutting will feature light refreshments & a short talk by our Interim Executive Director, Stephanie Blackstock. Gate admission will be waived from 4pm to 6pm. The property will be open for walking, and tours will be available as…

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Children’s Map Debut

August 8 @ 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Taltree Arboretum & Gardens,
450 West 100 North
Valparaiso, IN 46385 United States
Pheasant

On this first Saturday following the opening of the East Property, we invite you to come experience Taltree in a new way! Explore the East Property with our new Children’s Map. The map, designed for kids, but good for everyone, adds to the self-guided experience at Taltree. The map includes the new trails, Pheasant & Woodcock, and explores the importance of these birds. Don’t miss the first ever “Ask a Naturalist” at Taltree on August 8, 2pm-6pm, too. Our volunteer…

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GLOW: Art after Dark

August 13 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Every day until August 16, 2015
Taltree Arboretum & Gardens,
450 West 100 North
Valparaiso, IN 46385 United States
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Three nights of glow-in-the-dark fun! Hang with nature and enjoy glow-in-the-dark artwork & performances. Each night offers something different – hula hoopers, GLOW 5K and fireworks!

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GLOW: Art after Dark

August 14 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Every day until August 16, 2015
Taltree Arboretum & Gardens,
450 West 100 North
Valparaiso, IN 46385 United States
GLOW Trains - 700x330

Three nights of glow-in-the-dark fun! Hang with nature and enjoy glow-in-the-dark artwork & performances. Each night offers something different – hula hoopers, GLOW 5K and fireworks!

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GLOW 5K

August 14 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Taltree Arboretum & Gardens,
450 West 100 North
Valparaiso, IN 46385 United States
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The GLOW 5K is a unique, family-friendly race that occurs on the grounds of Taltree Arboretum & Gardens. Runners and walkers are encouraged to deck themselves out in glow wear while they race through the lit trails. CHECK OUT PICTURES OF 2014’s RACE NIGHT trail run/walk during GLOW: Art after Dark festival at Taltree Arboretum & Gardens! Registration includes access to all Friday night activities, including fire performers, zorbing, exhibits & more! Register by July 31st to be guaranteed a glow-in-the-dark…

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Red Cross Blood Drive

August 17 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Taltree Arboretum & Gardens,
450 West 100 North
Valparaiso, IN 46385 United States
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Taltree is proud to announce we’re hosting our first blood drive with American Red Cross on August 17th from 1pm to 5pm. Every 2 seconds, someone in the United States needs blood, and just 1 pint can help 3 people. Blood donations impact the world in so many more positive ways than we may think. Sign up here. Imagine a young mother has unexpected complications after giving birth. Or leukemia strikes a high schooler preparing for college Or an accident victim being…

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Night Hike

August 19 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Taltree Arboretum & Gardens,
450 West 100 North
Valparaiso, IN 46385 United States
Moth

Come see nature at night! These night hikes are a great way to see the stars and learn about how elusive nocturnal wildlife can be.

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Fall Indiana Master Naturalist

August 20 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Every week until October 22, 2015
Taltree office & classroom,
71 North 500 West
Valparaiso, 46385 United States
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This 30-hour course is a hands-on learning and volunteer service opportunity that teaches Hoosiers about the natural resources around them.

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Night Hike

August 26 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Taltree Arboretum & Gardens,
450 West 100 North
Valparaiso, IN 46385 United States
Moth

Come see nature at night! These night hikes are a great way to see the stars and learn about how elusive nocturnal wildlife can be.

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Beginner Dayan Qigong

August 27 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Every week until October 1, 2015
Unnamed Venue,
IN United States
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6 week series Date & Time: Thursdays, 5:00pm-6:00pm beginning August 27 Instructor: Brian Hill LOCATION: Pavilion (NOTE: 9/10 & 9/24 are in the Hitz Family Rose Garden) Class Description: Hidden from the public for all but the last 35 years of its 1700 year history, the Wild Goose (Dayan) system has emerged as one of China’s premier martial and healing arts.  The Wild Goose (Dayan) system represents a rare opportunity to study an intact Chinese internal art.  It’s all still here- meditations and…

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