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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 email@example.com.
Calling all mountain bikers! Come ride the mountain bike trail, then go for a tractor-drawn hayride. Roast a hotdog on the campfire, meet other mountain bikers and share biking stories. A hotdog and bottled water provided. Registration and payment are required by Sept. 28.
Welcome fall with an evening hayride and build your own scarecrow! Materials will be provided, but you may bring your own outfits, hats and accessories (one scarecrow per family). Enjoy a campfire and s’mores, too! Registration and payment are required by Sept. 29.
The Northern Indiana Mountain Bike Association is hosting a ride on its trails and the roads in between. Ride begins at Potato Creek State Park, on to Bendix Woods County Park, then to Rum Village Park and back to Potato Creek. Visit http://nimba-bike.org/events-2/tdn/
Boomers, meet other people who are interested in walking for fitness on the scenic park trails. Each walk will last 40 minutes, followed by brain-boosting paper and pencil activities from Memorial BrainWorks. Registration and payment are required by Sept. 25.
Welcome fall with an evening hayride and build your own scarecrow! Materials will be provided, but you may bring your own outfits, hats and accessories (one scarecrow per family). Enjoy a campfire and s’mores, too! Registration and payment are required by Oct. 7.
The colors are changing and it is the perfect season to capture photos of your family! Professional photographer Joe Colpitts will offer a 20-minute photo shoot, one 8x10 portrait and access to portraits to share. Additional photos can be purchased. Rain date is Oct. 18. Registration and payment required by Oct. 6.
Welcome, home school families! On the trail of the mysterious “Nest Raider”, examine evidence samples (furs! stomach contents!) to eliminate suspects from your list. Registration is required by October 12.
Women, discover a fall harvest in the woods! Take a short evening hike to gather wild food. Learn to prepare and store it, then enjoy a fireside dessert made with wild fruit. Registration and payment are required by October 19.
Join park staff for a trip to Jasper-Pulaski Fish and Wildlife Area to see the annual migration of the Sandhill Cranes! Bring a sack lunch for your evening supper and see over a thousand birds dancing, eating and preening at dusk. Registration and payment are required by October 19.
For more information visit www.runupcx.com or Run Up Cyclocross on Facebook.
Bring your dog for a tractor-drawn hayride. Light refreshments for dogs and owners are available for purchase. Pet-related donations aid Pets Connect! Pets must be on a 6-foot leash. Pet costumes welcome.
Bring some chili for the lunch pot and learn how to use a GPS device on a high-tech “treasure hunt” to find caches at St. Patrick’s and throughout the world! A special geocache course and prizes will be set up just for this event! Bowls, spoons, fixin’s and drinks provided. Registration is required by Nov. 5.
Join park staff and a local pottery craftsperson to learn the “slump” method of pottery making. While making memories you can also make a decorative bowl, pot or cup together using self-hardening clay that does not require firing. All materials, and snacks, provided. Registration and payment are required by Nov. 11.
Welcome, home school families! We are closing in on the criminal! Study range maps and animal tracks to figure out who the “Nest Raider” is. Make a button as a reward for solving the case! Registration is required by November 16.
Other Park Programs
Nature Munchkins is designed for parents or
grandparents to discover nature with their 3- to 4-year-old.
The fee is $5 per adult-child pair and $3 for a second child. Participants may register for four sessions for $16. Advance registration and payment are required. Siblings outside of the age bracket are not allowed to attend.
St. Joseph County Parks Online Photo Contest