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  1. Portage Farmers Market

    June 7, 2020, 10:00 AM - October 25, 2020, 2:00 PM @ City Hall Parking Lot

    The Portage Farmers Market opens June 7 and will run through October 25, every Sunday from 10 AM – 2 PM. Browse local vendors offering fresh produce, meat, eggs, fruits, baked goods, flowers, crafts, gifts, while enjoying music from local performers, and more! Vendors interested in participating may contact Portage Parks & Recreation at 329-4522. For more information or to check vendor offerings, go to farmersmarket.portagemi.gov or visit us on Facebook @PortageMarketMI.

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  2. Kid's Try-It Sports

    June 23, 2020, 10:00 AM - July 28, 2020, 12:00 PM @ Oakland Drive Park

    Summer is the time to try new things! We offer two great opportunities for your little ones, ages 4-5 & 6-7, to have a hands-on experience with new sports or arts activities. Both programs are six-week introductory programs. To register, visit mypark.portagemi.gov and click on the purple Recreation Activities & Facility Rentals button beginning May 4. Registration deadline is June 10. Space is limited with a maximum of 10 kids per session. Every week, kids will experience playing a different sport by practicing fun drills and games. In addition to practicing the basics of each sport, kids will learn sportsmanship, teamwork and to try, try again!

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  3. Adult Fall Softball Registration

    June 24, 2020 - July 24, 2020

    Join Portage Parks & Recreation for the fall softball season, Mondays through Thursdays beginning the week of August 10. A minimum of 4 teams are needed to run a division. Game times will be 5:45 and 6:45 PM. Registration opens on June 24 with a registration deadline of July 24. To register, visit mypark.portagemi.gov and click on the purple Recreation Activities & Facility Rentals button.

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  4. Kid's Try-It Arts

    June 25, 2020, 10:00 AM - July 30, 2020, 12:00 PM @ Oakland Drive Park

    Summer is the time to try new things! We offer two great opportunities for your little ones, ages 4 - 5 & 6 - 7, to have a hands-on experience with new sports or arts activities. Both programs are six-week introductory programs. To register, visit mypark.portagemi.gov and click on the purple Recreation Activities & Facility Rentals button beginning May 4. Registration deadline is June 10. Space is limited with a maximum of 10 kids per session. Every week, kids will experiment with a different style of art. Let the creativity flow with colors, shapes and lines. With our art play, kids will also learn self-expression, focus and to try, try again!

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  5. Brooks Archery Camp - Beginner

    July 8, 2020, 9:30 AM - July 29, 2020, 12:00 PM @ Schrier Park

    Learn how to properly shoot a bow and arrow with the help of Ted Brooks Archery for ages 6 and up! Bows and arrows will be provided for those who do not have their own. Space is limited, so don’t wait to sign up! The registration deadline for this camp is June 10. To register, visit mypark.portagemi.gov and click on the purple Recreation Activities & Facility Rentals button. Maximum of 12 participants per session.

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  6. Swim Lessons - Ages 5 and up

    July 8, 2020, 10:00 AM - July 22, 2020, 12:00 PM @ Ramona Park & Beach

    Beginner Level is for new, inexperienced swimmers. Beginning levels introduce basic aquatic skills such as floating, gliding, bobbing and breath control, as well as kicking and stroke basics. Certified instructors use fun activities and games to make the water an enjoyable place and to help children learn the fundamentals and gain confidence in and around the water. Participants will also learn basic water safety. Intermediate Level builds off of the skills taught in the Beginner Level by coordinating strokes and increasing endurance. The skills learned from Beginner Level will be fine-tuned so participants can perform them independently. Rotary breathing is introduced and survival skills (floating and treading water) are progressed. Participants will also learn basic water safety. To register, visit mypark.portagemi.gov and click on the purple Recreation Activities & Facility Rentals button. Registration deadline is one week prior to the start of each session.

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  7. Friday at the Flats

    July 10, 2020, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Ramona Park & Beach

    Looking for something fun to do this summer? Don't worry our movies are now drive-in style alongside our Friday at the Flats event. We will be moving to Ramona Park (8600 South Sprinkle Road) to make sure we have enough space to maintain social distancing for the drive in. Parking will be in the football fields. Some of your local food trucks will be available for take-out from 5 - 8 PM. Feel free to eat by your vehicle or take it home. Then you and your family can enjoy a movie from your vehicle beginning around 9 PM. You will be able to hear the movie from a radio station in your vehicle. No other concessions will be available for purchase.

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  8. Movies in the Park - Jumanji: The Next Level

    July 10, 2020, 9:00 PM @ Ramona Park & Beach

    Looking for something to fill your Friday nights? Look no further than Movies in the Park! All shows start around 9 PM (or shortly after depending on sunset). Don't worry our Movies are now a Drive-In Movie alongside our Friday at the Flats event. We will be moving to Ramona Park (8600 South Sprinkle Road) to make sure we have enough space to maintain social distancing for the drive in. Parking will be in the football fields. Some of your local food trucks will be available for take-out from 5 - 8 PM. Feel free to eat by your vehicle or take it home. Then you and your family can enjoy a movie from your vehicle beginning around 9 PM. You will be able to hear the movie from a radio station in your vehicle. No other concessions will be available for purchase. A special thank you to our sponsors: Celebration Cinema, Honor Credit Union, and Texas Roadhouse.

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  9. School of Fish Day Camp - Advanced Anglers (Ages 9-14)

    July 13, 2020, 9:00 AM - July 16, 2020, 1:00 PM @ Ramona Park & Beach

    Day campers will experience all the joys and benefits associated with fishing and environmental conservation. During this unique adventure, youth will have the opportunity to explore the outdoors and learn skills necessary to start their own fishing memories. Professional instruction and guidance is provided as youth participate in many hands on activities, and of course... GO FISHING! The registration fee includes a fishing rod. To register, visit mypark.portagemi.gov and click on the purple Recreation Activities & Facility Rentals button. Registration deadline is two weeks prior to camp start date.

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  10. Adult Pickleball Competitive League - Session 2

    July 14, 2020, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Ramona Park (8600 South Sprinkle Road) and Lakeview Park (9345 Portage Road)

    Nothing says Portage Summer like playing pickleball. Two six-week sessions are offered over the summer for each league. Competitive League: This league is for the competitive pickleball player. Games will be played to 11 or 15 points. Points will be kept and your score will move you up or down a court the following week. Competition is key.

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  11. City Council Meeting

    July 14, 2020, 7:00 PM @ Portage City Hall - City Council Chambers

    One of two monthly regular City Council meetings.

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  12. Adult Pickleball Recreational League - Session 2

    July 16, 2020, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Ramona Park (8600 South Sprinkle Road) and Lakeview Park (9345 Portage Road)

    Nothing says Portage Summer like playing pickleball. Two six-week sessions are offered over the summer for each league. Recreational League: This league is for the beginner, or the person interested in playing social pickleball with others. Games will be timed.

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  13. Movies in the Park - Detective Pikachu

    July 17, 2020, 7:00 PM @ Ramona Park & Beach

    Looking for something to fill your Friday nights? Look no further than Movies in the Park! All shows start around 9 PM (or shortly after depending on sunset). Don't worry our Movies are now a Drive-In Movie alongside our Friday at the Flats event. We will be moving to Ramona Park (8600 South Sprinkle Road) to make sure we have enough space to maintain social distancing for the drive in. Parking will be in the football fields. Some of your local food trucks will be available for take-out from 5 - 8 PM. Feel free to eat by your vehicle or take it home. Then you and your family can enjoy a movie from your vehicle beginning around 9 PM. You will be able to hear the movie from a radio station in your vehicle. No other concessions will be available for purchase. A special thank you to our sponsors: Celebration Cinema and Honor Credit Union.

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  14. Ramona Beach Bonfires

    July 18, 2020, 8:00 PM @ Ramona Park & Beach

    Enjoy the warm summer night air and a bonfire at Ramona Park Beach. Gather with friends and family for this summer tradition under the stars. Materials for making s’mores will be provided.

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  15. Science Teller - Dragons: "Return of the Ice Sorceress"

    July 19, 2020, 2:00 PM @ Celery Flats - Hayloft Theatre

    In a faraway world, two brave young villagers go on a daring journey to release the dragons and save the entire kingdom from the Evil Ice Sorceress. Throughout this fantasy story, we use awesome science experiments to bring the action to life! After we’ve saved the kingdom, we’ll revisit the special effects from the story and explore the science of dry ice. Volunteers from the audience will get a chance to launch a flying rocket, create fog-filled bubbles, and even touch a cloud!

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  16. Survival Sundays - Fishing

    July 26, 2020, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Lakeview Park

    Do you have what it takes to survive outdoors? Join park staff and community partners on Sundays to practice a variety of survival techniques. Space is limited to 20 participants so register now with your family. All programs run from 2 - 3:30 PM. To register, visit mypark.portagemi.gov and click on the purple Recreation Activities & Facility Rentals button.

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  17. City Council Meeting

    July 28, 2020, 7:00 PM @ Portage City Hall - City Council Chambers

    One of two monthly regular City Council meetings.

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  18. Summer Concert Series - Motown Nation - Motown & 60's Smash Hits

    July 30, 2020, 7:00 PM @ Ramona Park & Beach

    This summer the City of Portage Summer Concert Series, will be held at a new location - Ramona Park (8600 South Sprinkle Road) and will feature a drive-in style set-up while patrons remain in or near their vehicle to maintain social distancing. The series features various genres of music fun for all ages and admission is FREE to the Summer Concert Series. Special thanks to our Series Sponsor, the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo and Honor Credit Union!

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  19. Ranger Hike - Moonlight Expedition

    July 31, 2020, 9:00 PM @ Eliason Nature Reserve

    Bring your flashlights and take a hike with one of our Park Rangers under the light of the moon. Discover all of the wonders and sounds that nature has to offer after the sun goes down.

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