Greencastle Parks Dept. sets variety of September activity

Saturday, August 25, 2012

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 (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

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.

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