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  1. Photo Contest

    October 1, 2020 - June 14, 2021 @ Portage Parks

    Along with the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Portage Parks & Recreation is seeking submissions of photos from all seasons. Winning photos will be selected from four categories: Seasonal Changes; Outdoor Recreation; Flora, Fauna & Wildlife; and Youth (14 years and under). Photos must be taken in a City of Portage park by June 14, 2021. Limit three entries per category, per person. Photos will be judged by a panel of area photography professionals with prizes awarded for first, second and third place in each category. Entry costs are $10 for up to three entries per category, except Youth; $5 for up to three entries in the Youth category (i.e., maximum $30 for nine entries). Prizes: 1st - $75; 2nd -$35 and 3rd -$25 for each of the four categories. Visit the Parks & Recreation Events page at mypark.portagemi.gov for full category descriptions and complete contest rules.

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  2. City Hall Exhibitions - Portage Community Art Award Exhibitions

    October 9, 2020, 9:00 AM - December 4, 2020, 4:00 PM @ Portage City Hall

    The City of Portage announces the 3rd Annual, Portage Community Art Award in collaboration with the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts’ annual West Michigan Area Show (WMAS). The winner was selected among other Portage artists for work that best represents the city’s theme A Natural Place to Move! The 2020 winner was awarded to Micheal S. Nashef for his sculpture titled “Come See What I Have”. This piece is part of a series. The winning work of art and other pieces by the artist will be on display in the Portage City Hall Lobby through Friday, December 4.

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  3. Gingerbread House Workshop

    December 5, 2020, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Schrier Park

    Enjoy gingerbread house making for the whole family! This year we are offering two types of decorating experiences. You can choose to take your house and all the decorating supplies home or you can join the decorating party at Schrier Park. Each time slot will be limited to the number of families that can attend to help adhere to social distancing guidelines. The fee includes all of the supplies and candy decorations you need to decorate your gingerbread house. Registration is required for this event. To register, visit mypark.portagemi.gov and click on the purple Recreation Activities & Facility Rentals button. Remember to choose which time slot you would like to attend. The registration deadline is November 15. Spots are limited so don’t wait! » Saturday, December 5, 10 - 11 AM, 11:30 - 12:30 PM, 1 - 2 PM, 2:30 - 3:30 PM » Pick-up your house from 10 AM - 4 PM

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  4. City Hall Exhibitions - A Winter Holiday Around the World

    December 7, 2020, 9:00 AM - January 7, 2021, 4:00 PM @ Portage City Hall

    Rotating exhibitions that focus on local arts and history are featured at Portage City Hall throughout the year. The exhibitions are free to the public and are open Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 4 PM. There are many winter holidays celebrated around the world. Find out how different cultures and countries celebrate to bring families together, honor and create traditions.

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  5. Environmental Board Meeting

    December 9, 2020, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Portage City Hall - Conference Room #1

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  6. Human Services Board Virtual Meeting

    December 10, 2020, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Portage City Hall - Conference Room #1

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  7. Pre-Council Meeting

    December 14, 2020, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM @ Virtual

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  8. Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting

    December 14, 2020, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Portage City Hall - City Council Chambers

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  9. Regular City Council Meeting

    December 15, 2020, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Virtual

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  10. Junior Ranger Earn-A-Badge

    December 16, 2020, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Stuart Manor

    Calling all Junior Rangers! Work on your Ranger apprenticeship with these 60 minute Earn-A-Badge workshops. These sessions are focused on helping Junior Ranger apprentices complete the requirements to earn their badges towards becoming an official Junior Ranger. Rangers and staff will help kids and their families complete these activities! Each session will be dedicated to one Badge. To register, visit mypark.portagemi.gov and click on the purple Recreation Activities & Facility Rentals button. Registration deadline is one week before each workshop.

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  11. Planning Commission Virtual Meeting

    December 17, 2020, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Portage City Hall - City Council Chambers

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  12. Friday Theme Nights at the Rink- Ugly Sweater Party

    December 18, 2020, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Ice Rink at Millennium Park

    Come dressed in your ugliest holiday sweater and skate along to your favorite holiday tunes at the ice rink.

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  13. Santa Skate

    December 19, 2020, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Ice Rink at Millennium Park

    Join us for an afternoon of fun on the ice with Jolly Old Saint Nick! Enjoy holiday music and skating with the Big Man himself. Bring your cameras for this fantastic holiday photo op with family and friends!

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  14. Christmas - City Offices Closed

    December 24, 2020, 8:00 AM - December 25, 2020

    Non-emergency city offices closed on December 24 and December 25 in observance of Christmas.

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  15. New Year's Eve Skate

    December 31, 2020, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Ice Rink at Millennium Park

    Join us for an afternoon of fun on the ice with Jolly Old Saint Nick! Enjoy holiday music and skating with the Big Man himself. Bring your cameras for this fantastic holiday photo op with family and friends!

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