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. Wed Jan. 1 - Fri Jan. 31

    January Winter Photo Contest - Bendix Woods, Ferrettie/Baugo Creek and St. Patrick's County Parks Forget the winter blues! Wintertime at St. Joseph County Parks means plenty of family adventures to look forward to, from skiing and tubing to snowshoeing and building a snowman. Share your favorite winter adventure photo, from this season at one of our parks and email it to jhartzke@sjcparks.org with your name and phone number for a chance to win a Summer Fun Pack.
  2. Thu Jan. 23

    Snowshoe Hike - Ferrettie/Baugo Creek County Park - CANCELED Join us for a hike on snowshoes to see what is happening in winter. We'll look for signs of animal life along the creek and pond. Space is limited so registration and payment is required by January 20.
  3. Thu Jan. 23

    Winter Fling for the Little Ones - St. Patrick's County Park - Brown Barn Winter is a lovely time to get outdoors with kids! Join us for a special morning of activities for children five and under. Experience the best of the season with a warm winter story followed by a cool outdoor adventure (tubing on the hill if there is enough snow!) You can also play in our indoor "snow" tunnel, practice making animal tracks in our snow slime, make a craft, and sample a tasty snack! Registration and payment are required by January 21.
  4. Thu Jan. 23

    Preschool Tubing Ages: 3-5 years old Fun for families with preschoolers, snow 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! Check out the Facebook page or Twitter feed for hill status.
  5. Fri Jan. 24

    Click and GO! Cross-Country Skiing Lesson - St. Patrick's County Park: Red Barn Is your goal to learn how to ski with those weird sticks strapped on your feet? Friday afternoons, receive a quick "Click and Go!" lesson on the basics of skiing and hit the skiing trails! Trail conditions permitting.
  6. Fri Jan. 24

    Skiing Under the Stars - St. Patrick's County Park - Manion Cabin Enjoy skiing by the light of glowing luminaires on snow-covered trails. At the Manion Cabin enjoy hot chocolate, coffee or water & homemade cookies to revive you for the return journey.
  1. Thu Jan. 30

    Preschool Tubing Ages: 3-5 years old Fun for families with preschoolers, snow 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! Check out the Facebook page or Twitter feed for hill status.
  2. Fri Jan. 31

    Click and GO! Cross-Country Skiing Lesson - St. Patrick's County Park: Red Barn Is your goal to learn how to ski with those weird sticks strapped on your feet? Friday afternoons, receive a quick "Click and Go!" lesson on the basics of skiing and hit the skiing trails! Trail conditions permitting.
  3. Fri Jan. 31

    Skiing Under the Stars - St. Patrick's County Park - Manion Cabin Enjoy skiing by the light of glowing luminaires on snow-covered trails. At the Manion Cabin enjoy hot chocolate, coffee or water & homemade cookies to revive you for the return journey.
  4. Sat Feb. 1 - Sat Feb. 29

    February Winter Photo Contest Forget the winter blues! Wintertime at the St. Joseph County Parks means plenty of family adventures to look forward to, from skiing and tubing to snowshoeing and building a snowman. Share your favorite winter adventure photo, from this season at one of our parks and email it to jhartzke@sjcparks.org with your name and phone number for a chance to win a Summer Fun Pack.
  5. Wed Feb. 5

    Winter Saunter for Adults - Bendix Woods County Park - Nature Center Come mingle with other adults and join a park naturalist for a guided saunter as we discover the joys of the winter woods! Afterward, warm up with hot coffee and a light snack! Registration and payment are required by February 4.
  6. Thu Feb. 6

    Preschool Tubing Ages: 3-5 years old Fun for families with preschoolers, snow 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! Check out the Facebook page or Twitter feed for hill status.
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