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 Jan. 28

    Sweet and Savory Maple Cuisine Join us as we reveal the magic of maple syrup and explore the different ways to enjoy it. Learn how versatile and fun cooking with pure, local maple syrup can be by preparing and cooking three sister's soup and maple snickerdoodles. Come hungry! Space is limited. Registration required by January 25.
  2. Thu Feb. 2

    Preschool Tubing 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! Ages 3-5 years old. Sponsored by the Dr. Elmer R. Graber Youth Fund for Exploring Nature. Snow conditions permitting.
  3. Fri Feb. 3

    Click and GO! Cross-Country Skiing Lessons Is your goal to learn how to ski with those weird sticks strapped on your feet? Friday afternoons, receive a "Click and Go!" on the basics of skiing and hit the skiing trails! *Trail conditions permitting. Please arrive 15-20 minutes prior to the start of the program.
  4. Sat Feb. 4

    Overhead and Underfoot: Winter's Secrets: Part 2 of 3 This three-part series will put you "in the know" about what is really going on during the not-so-dead of winter. Be amazed at how much migrating, courting, and rebirth occurs during the snowy, cold season! Each program will start with a hot beverage and an indoor introduction, followed by a hike outdoors where we look and listen for nature in action. Dress for the weather! Registration and payment for the series required by January 4.
  5. Thu Feb. 9

    Preschool Tubing 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! Ages 3-5 years old. Sponsored by the Dr. Elmer R. Graber Youth Fund for Exploring Nature. Snow conditions permitting.
  6. Fri Feb. 10

    Click and GO! Cross-Country Skiing Lessons Is your goal to learn how to ski with those weird sticks strapped on your feet? Friday afternoons, receive a "Click and Go!" on the basics of skiing and hit the skiing trails! *Trail conditions permitting. Please arrive 15-20 minutes prior to the start of the program.
  1. Fri Feb. 10

    Sweetheart Ski Ski by the light of glowing luminaries on snow-covered trails. At the Manion Cabin, warm up by the fire and enjoy a homemade treat! Registration and payment required by Wednesday, February 8.
  2. Tue Feb. 14

    Valentine Ski Truly connect this Valentine's Day by taking your loved ones skiing. Warm up afterwards with hot cocoa. *Snow conditions permitting.
  3. Thu Feb. 16

    Preschool Tubing 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! Ages 3-5 years old. Sponsored by the Dr. Elmer R. Graber Youth Fund for Exploring Nature. Snow conditions permitting.
  4. Fri Feb. 17

    Click and GO! Cross-Country Skiing Lessons Is your goal to learn how to ski with those weird sticks strapped on your feet? Friday afternoons, receive a "Click and Go!" on the basics of skiing and hit the skiing trails! *Trail conditions permitting. Please arrive 15-20 minutes prior to the start of the program.
  5. Sat Feb. 18

    Tapping Day The sap will soon be running, and it's time to tap! Volunteers are needed to get the Bendix Woods Sugar Bush ready for making maple syrup! Experienced sugar-makers will take you out into the woods and show you how to tap maple trees and hang sap tubes to collect sap. This activity is outdoors, so be sure to dress for the weather. Registration required by February 16.
  6. Tue Feb. 21

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