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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 - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    January 8, 2021, 9:00 AM - January 29, 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. In partnership with the Society for History and Racial Equity (SHARE), we honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy with a detailed exhibition of his life.

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  3. Ping Pong League - Session 2

    January 20, 2021, 6:00 PM - March 10, 2021 @ Schrier Park

    We are just getting warmed up. Ping pong is a great low impact sport suitable for any athlete! Meet new friends in our recreational ping pong league. Two 10-week sessions are offered. All games for both sessions will start at 6 and 7 PM. Session 2: Wednesdays, January 6 – March 10. Registration for the second session will begin on November 9 and close December 18. To register, visit mypark.portagemi.gov and click on the purple Recreation Activities & Facility Rentals button.

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  4. Human Services Board Virtual Meeting

    January 28, 2021, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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  5. Downhill Ski & Snowboard Lessons

    January 31, 2021, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Timer Ridge Ski Area 7500 23 1/2 Street Gobles, MI 49055

    Group downhill ski and snowboard lessons for beginners will be taught by professional instructors on the snowy slopes of Timber Ridge, just 30 minutes from Portage. Fee includes equipment rental, instruction for three weeks and lift ticket valid until 8 PM on each lesson date. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. To register, visit mypark.portagemi.gov and click on the purple Recreation Activities & Facility Rentals button. The registration deadline is January 16.

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  6. Team Spirit Ice Sculpting

    January 31, 2021, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Grain Elevator

    Come out and join us as the amazing artists from Ice Creations "Create the Ultimate Cool" sports-themed ice sculptures in front of the Grain Elevator at Celery Flats Historical Area. Slappy from your own K-Wings will also be in attendance to meet and take pictures with fans (socially distanced, of course). Attendance will be limited to the first 100 spectators. Face coverings are required to be worn by all in attendance.

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