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 Aug. 16

    Archery Lesson Ages 12 & up, accompanied by adult. Join a local archery instructor for archery lessons. Get hands-on experience with all the equipment and enjoy a personalized shooting lesson. Registration and payment are required by August 11.
  2. Sat Aug. 26

    Orienteering Meet Orienteering is a cross-country race with a map and compass. Use the provided map to make your way between checkpoints. Register on-site, the morning of the event. For more information visit www.ocin.org. Once again, OCIN takes a road trip to South Bend, Indiana. Full range of courses from white to blue. online pre-registration may be offered. Locator Map and directions coming soon.
  3. Thu Aug. 31

    Indiana Master Naturalist Program of St. Joseph County Fall 2017 The Indiana Master Naturalist (IMN) Program can provide you with many hands-on opportunities to learn about our Hoosier natural resources. It also provides a way for you to share that knowledge, along with your life experiences, through volunteer service to land trusts, soil and water conservation districts, state/local parks and other natural areas.
  4. Sat Sep. 2

    Indiana Master Naturalist Program of St. Joseph County Fall 2017 The Indiana Master Naturalist (IMN) Program can provide you with many hands-on opportunities to learn about our Hoosier natural resources. It also provides a way for you to share that knowledge, along with your life experiences, through volunteer service to land trusts, soil and water conservation districts, state/local parks and other natural areas.
  5. Tue Sep. 5

    Indiana Master Naturalist Program of St. Joseph County Fall 2017 The Indiana Master Naturalist (IMN) Program can provide you with many hands-on opportunities to learn about our Hoosier natural resources. It also provides a way for you to share that knowledge, along with your life experiences, through volunteer service to land trusts, soil and water conservation districts, state/local parks and other natural areas.
  6. Thu Sep. 7

    Indiana Master Naturalist Program of St. Joseph County Fall 2017 The Indiana Master Naturalist (IMN) Program can provide you with many hands-on opportunities to learn about our Hoosier natural resources. It also provides a way for you to share that knowledge, along with your life experiences, through volunteer service to land trusts, soil and water conservation districts, state/local parks and other natural areas.
  1. Sat Sep. 9

    Indiana Master Naturalist Program of St. Joseph County Fall 2017 The Indiana Master Naturalist (IMN) Program can provide you with many hands-on opportunities to learn about our Hoosier natural resources. It also provides a way for you to share that knowledge, along with your life experiences, through volunteer service to land trusts, soil and water conservation districts, state/local parks and other natural areas.
  2. Mon Sep. 11

    Ringing of the Bell Ceremony Clay Fire Territory, Mishawaka and South Bend Fire will join together and commemorate the 16th anniversary of the events of September 11, 2001
  3. Tue Sep. 12

    Indiana Master Naturalist Program of St. Joseph County Fall 2017 The Indiana Master Naturalist (IMN) Program can provide you with many hands-on opportunities to learn about our Hoosier natural resources. It also provides a way for you to share that knowledge, along with your life experiences, through volunteer service to land trusts, soil and water conservation districts, state/local parks and other natural areas.
  4. Wed Sep. 13

    Fall Home School Program: The Case of the Broken Shell Welcome, home school families! Discover the "crime scene" and figure out what animal the broken shell belonged to. Then canoe across the pond to gather clues about who broke the shell! Registration is required by Monday, September 11.
  5. Wed Sep. 13

    Beautiful Bats! Discover the nocturnal world of bats with Dr. Laura Kloepper, Assistant Professor of Department of Biology and Jeremy Sheets, a Senior Wildlife Biologist. Participants will see demoing acoustic and thermal imaging equipment during bat emergence from the barn as well as live bats caught from mist nets. Also enjoy a bat-nana-split! Registration and payment required by Tuesday, September 12. (Min 10, Max 25
  6. Thu Sep. 14

    Indiana Master Naturalist Program of St. Joseph County Fall 2017 The Indiana Master Naturalist (IMN) Program can provide you with many hands-on opportunities to learn about our Hoosier natural resources. It also provides a way for you to share that knowledge, along with your life experiences, through volunteer service to land trusts, soil and water conservation districts, state/local parks and other natural areas.
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