Calendar of Events

For Outdoor Fun, check out these workshops, nature programs, family activities and more!
For information or to register for events, phone 574-654-3155 or email bendixwoods@sjcparks.org.
All programs have a minimum and maximum registration number; register early!
  1. Sat Dec. 1

    Women Experience the Outdoors: DIY Holiday Silk Scarf Need a last-minute gift for someone special, or a fun accessory to brighten up your holiday outfit? Paint a silk scarf with a beautiful tie-dye or watercolor effect. All materials provided. Registration and payment are required by November 23.
  2. Sat Dec. 1

    Sunset and Sandhill Cranes at Jasper-Pulaski Join a St. Joseph County Park interpreter for a trip to Jasper-Pulaski State Game Preserve for an evening of crane watching. Participants will need to bring a sack lunch for an evening dinner. Please dress for December weather and bring binoculars. NOTE: There is a small amount of walking and stair climbing to the observation deck. Pre-registration is required by November 26. For more information or to register call 574-654-3155. (Min. 5/ Max. 11) Back up date Sunday, December 2 if inclement w...
  3. Fri Jan. 4

    Click and GO! Cross-Country Skiing Lessons Is your goal learning how to ski with those weird sticks strapped on your feet? Receive a quick "Click and Go!" lesson on the basics of skiing and hit the skiing trails! Please arrive by 2:45 to get your equipment. (Weather permitting).
  4. Sat Jan. 5

    Cross Country Ski Clinic Ages 15 and up Learn the basics of cross country skiing in a friendly and fun group setting. Participants will learn the basics of kick and glide on the ski trails and will receive a free Ski Trail Pass (limited to a one-time use at St. Patrick's County Park and Madeline Bertrand County Park.) Registration and payment are required by January 3. Back-up date if weather conditions are unfavorable: January 12. (Min. 5/Max. 15)
  5. Wed Jan. 9

    Boomers and Beyond: Cross Country Ski Club (Weather conditions permitting) Celebrate winter with fun, fitness and friendship skiing the wintry trails with other Boomers (ages 50+.) Relax afterwards in the warming room with a hot beverage. Fee includes rental equipment and trail passes. (Max 12) This program runs from January 9 thru March 6th.
  6. Fri Jan. 11

    Click and GO! Cross-Country Skiing Lessons Is your goal learning how to ski with those weird sticks strapped on your feet? Receive a quick "Click and Go!" lesson on the basics of skiing and hit the skiing trails! Please arrive by 2:45 to get your equipment. (Weather permitting).
  1. Fri Jan. 11

    Skiing Under the Stars Enjoy skiing by the light of glowing luminaries on snow-covered trails. at the Manion Cabin enjoy hot chocolate, coffee or water and homemade cookies to revive you for the return journey.
  2. Wed Jan. 16

    Winter Home School Adventure Welcome, home school families! Experience the best of winter at the parks! Race down the snowy hill on an inner tube, warm up beside a crackling fire, try out snowshoes, and make a winter craft. Everyone who tubes must pay the $5 fee. Tubing is not recommended for children three years or younger. Registration and payment are required by January 14.
  3. Thu Jan. 17

    Preschool Tubing Fun for families with preschoolers, snow tubing is a perfect way to spend a snowy tubing is a perfect way to spend a snowy afternoon together. Leave the older kids at home - this one is just for the little ones! Snow conditions permitting. Check our Facebook page or Twitter feed for hill status.
  4. Fri Jan. 18

    Winter Fling for the Little Ones Winter is a lovely time to get outdoors with kids! Join us for a special morning of activities for children five and under. Experience a warm winter story followed by a cool outdoor adventure! Make a snowy footprint craft, sample a tasty snack and feel animal furs to find out how animals stay warm in Winter! Registration and payment are required by January 14.
  5. Fri Jan. 18

    Click and GO! Cross-Country Skiing Lessons Is your goal learning how to ski with those weird sticks strapped on your feet? Receive a quick "Click and Go!" lesson on the basics of skiing and hit the skiing trails! Please arrive by 2:45 to get your equipment. (Weather permitting).
  6. Fri Jan. 18

    Skiing Under the Stars Enjoy skiing by the light of glowing luminaries on snow-covered trails. at the Manion Cabin enjoy hot chocolate, coffee or water and homemade cookies to revive you for the return journey. (Weather permitting).
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