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. Thu Jan. 24

    Preschool Tubing - Cancelled Fun for families with preschoolers, snow tubing is a perfect way to spend a snowy 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! Snow conditions permitting. Check our Facebook page or Twitter feed for hill status.
  2. Thu Jan. 24

    Boomers & Beyond Cross-Country Ski Lesson - CANCELLED Balance, stride and glide! Join other Boomers (ages 50+) and learn cross-country skiing basics while enjoying the winter landscape of St. Patrick's County Park. If there are poor snow conditions, the program will be offered on January 31. Registration and payment are required by January 21.
  3. Thu Jan. 24

    Sunset Snowshoes - Cancelled Ages 12 & up As the sun sink below the horizon and the glow of daylight slowly fades into twilight, sunset is a magical time of day to strap on snowshoes. Warm up afterwards by the fire and enjoy some hot cocoa. Registration and payment are required by January 21. (Min. 6/ Max. 12)
  4. Fri Jan. 25

    Click and GO! Cross-Country Skiing Lessons Is your goal learning how to ski with those weird sticks strapped on your feet? Receive a quick "Click and Go!" lesson on the basics of skiing and hit the skiing trails! Please arrive by 2:45 to get your equipment. (Weather permitting).
  5. Fri Jan. 25

    Skiing Under the Stars Enjoy skiing by the light of glowing luminaries on snow-covered trails. at the Manion Cabin enjoy hot chocolate, coffee or water and homemade cookies to revive you for the return journey. (Weather permitting).
  6. Sat Jan. 26

    Brownie Girl Scouts Hiker Badge - Cancelled Join us for a winter hike as we complete the requirements for the Brownie Hiker Badge! Please dress for outdoor winter hiking. Registration and payment are required by January 22. (Min. 8/Max. 16)
  1. Thu Jan. 31

    Preschool Tubing Fun for families with preschoolers, snow tubing is a perfect way to spend a snowy 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! Snow conditions permitting. Check our Facebook page or Twitter feed for hill status.
  2. Fri Feb. 1 - Fri Mar. 1

    Snowman Building Contest Snowman enthusiasts...winter is here so let's play! Show your snowman-building skills and have a chance to win a prize. Bring your own props and creativity as you compete for one of two prizes for "Best Traditional Snowman" and "Unique Snow Creature". Then, take a picture of your creation at one of our parks and email it to jhartzke@sjcparks.org with your name and phone number for a chance to win a Family Summer Fun Pack.
  3. Fri Feb. 1

    Click and GO! Cross-Country Skiing Lessons Is your goal learning how to ski with those weird sticks strapped on your feet? Receive a quick "Click and Go!" lesson on the basics of skiing and hit the skiing trails! Please arrive by 2:45 to get your equipment. (Weather permitting).
  4. Fri Feb. 1

    Skiing Under the Stars Enjoy skiing by the light of glowing luminaries on snow-covered trails. at the Manion Cabin enjoy hot chocolate, coffee or water and homemade cookies to revive you for the return journey. (Weather permitting).
  5. Sat Feb. 2

    Science Alive Come visit us at Science Alive! Join park staff for hands-on fun!
  6. Thu Feb. 7

    Preschool Tubing Fun for families with preschoolers, snow tubing is a perfect way to spend a snowy 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! Snow conditions permitting. Check our Facebook page or Twitter feed for hill status.
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