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Parks & Recreation

  1. Beach Fitness Class- Session 2

    July 10, 2018, 10:00 AM - July 31, 2018, 11:00 AM @ Ramona Park & Beach

    Find balance in your mind and body with this lakefront multi-level yoga class. Enjoy the sun, the lake and wildlife while working on balance, strength, flexibility and relaxation. Please bring a towel or yoga mat and dress comfortably. To register visit www.portagemi.gov and click on the purple Recreation Activities button. Registration deadline is one week prior to the start of each session.

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  2. School of Fish Day Camp- Little Lunkers

    July 18, 2018, 9:00 AM - 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! Space is limited. Registration fee includes a fishing rod. To register visit www.portagemi.gov and click on the purple Recreation Activities button. Registration deadline is 2 weeks prior to camp start date. Beginner anglers will learn: • Fish Identification & Habitat • Knot Tying & Rod Rigging • Casting Skills & Safety • Tackle Crafting • Aquatic Conservation • Catching and Rigging Live Bait • Shoreline Fishing • Much More!

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  3. Swim Lessons (Beginner/Intermediate) Session 2

    July 18, 2018, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Ramona Park & Beach

    Beginner Level is for new, inexperienced swimmers ages 5 and up. Beginning levels introduce basic aquatic skills such as floating, gliding, bobbing and breath control, as well as expand on kicking and stroke basics. 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. All sessions are open to both Beginner and Intermediate levels. To register visit www.portagemi.gov and click on the purple button. Registration deadline is 1 wk prior.

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  4. Swim Lessons (Beginner/Intermediate) Session 3

    July 18, 2018, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Ramona Park & Beach

    Beginner Level is for new, inexperienced swimmers ages 5 and up. Beginning levels introduce basic aquatic skills such as floating, gliding, bobbing and breath control, as well as expand on kicking and stroke basics. 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. All sessions are open to both Beginner and Intermediate levels. To register visit www.portagemi.gov and click on the purple button. Registration deadline is 1 wk prior.

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  5. Shakespeare in the Park

    July 18, 2018, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Amphitheatre

    The Kalamazoo Civic Theatre’s Academy of Theatre Arts presents Shakespeare Outside: The Comedy of Errors. Shakespeare’s shortest and most farcical play about mistaken identity, it has everything from puns and wordplay to slapstick and physical comedy. When two sets of identical twins are separated at birth and then unknowingly end up in the same city, chaos and comedy ensue! Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday showings will be at 2 p.m., while Friday and Saturday showings will be at 7 p.m. All showings will be free, however they will be ticketed, as there is limited space. Please also note that the Hayloft Theatre will be the rain location for all showings.

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  6. Plein-Air Watercolors Workshop

    July 18, 2018, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ West Lake Nature Preserve

    Capture nature in watercolors using your hidden talents while enjoying West Lake Nature Preserve as your inspiration. Accomplished Artist and Instructor Susan Badger, who has been a professional watercolor painter for over 30 years and an Instructor at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts for 10 years will guide you through a take home project. Susan will offer tips and techniques while guiding you through picturesque trails full of flora and fauna to create your very own masterpiece. There will be two sessions offered this year at $35 per person per class. Maximum 12 participants per class, minimum of 6 participants required. Open to all levels of expertise. Registration deadline is one week prior to the event so don’t wait. To register visit www.portagemi.gov and click on the purple Recreation Activities button.

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Senior Citizen Services & Portage Senior Center

  1. Senior Citizen Services Advisory Board Meeting

    July 18, 2018, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM @ Portage Senior Center

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