The Greencastle Parks and Recreation Department has several upcoming September programs for all ages.
Mommy and Me, Introduction to the French Language, What's That Bug, Talk Like a Pirate Party, a Flying High Disc Golf Tournament and continuation of the Brickmania series with the Meg-Lego-don shark are all planned.
Registration forms for all programs are available at Greencastle City Hall, Greencastle Pediatric Dentistry Office, the Putnam County Museum, the Putnam County Library, and on-line at cityofgreencastle.com (go to the Parks and Recreation tab).
Most programs need pre-registration and require a minimum number of participants necessary to hold the program, so the advice is to register early.
Questions can always be answered by calling Assistant Director Troy Scott at 653-3395 or contacting him at email@example.com.
Upcoming programs include:
-- Mommy & Me fall session: A chance for preschoolers and their caregivers to make friends and play together, do crafts, listen to stories, learn new skills and relax with others. Each week will have a theme, crafts, stories, activities and snacks.
Locations will rotate between the museum, the library and possibly other sites. Pre-registration is requested (must have five to hold the event). Daycares are welcome but are asked to call in advance.
Time: 9:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Aug. 29 through Oct. 17.
Cost: $25 per session or $5 per day.
-- Introduction to the French Language Class, presented by Parks Department and DePauw University: Lessons arranged for pre-kindergartners through eighth-graders to enjoy with their family.
Once a month enjoy snack time in French. Pre-registration is required (must have five pre-registrations to hold event). Deadline Sept. 3.
Time: 4:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 4, 11, 18, 25 and Oct. 2, 9 at library.
Cost: $10 per person, $25 per family.
-- Brickmania, The Meg-Lego-don shark: Something right out of Shark Week! Join the Parks and Recreation Department at the Putnam County Museum to construct a Meg-Lego-dons shark from Legos.
Program open to the first 12 participants with paid registration (pre-registration required). Cookies and drink included, as well as an opportunity to free-build with the department's collection of building blocks piled high on the floor.
Time: 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, Putnam County Museum.
Cost: $8 per person.
-- Talk like a Pirate Party: The Bizarre and Unique Holidays website says Sept. 19 is International "Talk Like a Pirate Day."
Join the Parks Department, museum and the library for a celebration of pirates with stories, games, songs and snacks for "land lovers" that are fit for a pirate. Information and books available on some of the most famous buccaneers.
Dressing like a pirate is not required but is an option. There will be a "Best Dressed Pirate" contest. Enrollment is a maximum of 25, minimum of 5 necessary to hold event.
Cost $5 per child.