The kids are in school, pools closed and the weather cool, but it is still summer. There’s plenty of summer things left to do.
August 17: Pork Barbeque Dinner, 4-7:30 p.m. The Cutler Fire Department (link) will host a fund raiser for Adams Mill (link). Live music provided by Donnie & Cherie Roberson. Meal :$8 for 7 Y/O and older, $4 for 6 and younger. You can also donate directly to Adams Mill.
Most of the water facilities are closed for the season. Tropicanoe Cove (link) will be open weekends only through Labor Day. The aquatic center at Prophetstown (link) will be open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekends through Labor Day. It will be closed on Mon-Tues. Wens.-Fri. open 4 p.m.-7 p.m.
Indiana Dunes State Park (link) beach will be open weekends through Labor Day. Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore (link) beaches are open, except for Mount Baldy. Baldy remains closed while the dune is probed for sinkholes. Fee charged for Indiana Dunes and West Beach at National Lakeshore, balance of National Lakeshore beaches are free. Raccoon Lake (Cecil M. Hardin) Beach (link) is open, fee charged. There is an algae alert for Raccoon Lake.
Aug. 17: Celebrate National Honeybee Day
10 a.m.- Beehives at the Farm. The West-Central Indiana Beekeepers Association will be checking on the beehives at the historic farm. Learn about the current status of the honeybee population.
2 p.m.- Why Do Bees Buzz and Other Fun Facts. Meet at the visitor center in the main office for this presentation.
8 p.m. – Sense the Night Hike. Meet at the campground shower building. Search for some of the night life at the park. Listen for the sounds of the evening and keep an eye out for night critters.
Aug. 18: Native village 1-3 p.m. Check out the natural cordage and twining of plants found in the park. Traditional methods used by earlier residents will be demonstrated and visitors can try their hands at the crafts.