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. Fri Feb. 23

    Click and GO! Cross-Country Skiing Lessons Is your goal in learning how to ski with those weird sticks strapped on your feet? Receive a mini 30-minute "Click and GO!" lesson on the basics of skiing, then hit the ski trails! Trail conditions permitting. Fee includes ski rental, trail fee and lesson! Meet at the Red Barn. Offered every Fri. Jan. 12-Feb. 23, conditions permitting. Call 574-277-4828 to confirm conditions. No registration needed.
  2. Sat Feb. 24

    Passport to Play: Maple Madness! Enjoy an afternoon in the sugar bush! Visit the sugar house to see maple syrup being made (weather permitting). Try your hand at tapping a tree and make a maple craft. A maple treat from Martin's will be provided. Snowshoes will be available to try, snow conditions permitting. Passport to Play is FREE program designed to help kids and families enjoy outdoor activities. Partners include South Bend Venues, Parks and Arts, Mishawaka Parks, St. Joseph County Parks, HealthWorks!, Martin's Supermark...
  1. Sat Mar. 10

    Save that Shirt! Give an old shirt a new life, with just a pair of scissors. We'll "up-cycle" old t-shirts into tote bags, scarves, and accessories. No sewing necessary! Please bring sharp scissors that will cut fabric if you can. Shirts will be provided or bring your own. Registration and payment are required by March 5.
  2. Tue Mar. 13

    Home School Spring Adventure - Maple Syrup Welcome, home school families! Experience the beginning of spring at the parks by celebrating maple syrup season! Discover how maple trees make sweet sap that we can turn into tasty syrup, practice drilling a tree to harvest sap and visit the sugar house to see syrup cooking. You can also solve a nature-in-spring mystery, and make a souvenir button! Registration is required by March 9.
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