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 Aug. 31

    Orienteering Meet - St. Patrick's County Park
    In the international sport of orienteering you have a mission to find all the checkpoints on your map. Use your wits and powers of observation to find checkpoints in the woods. Register on-site, the morning of the event. For more information visit www.ocin.org.
  2. Thu Sep. 5

    Indiana Master Naturalist Program of St. Joseph County Fall 2019 - Bendix Woods- Nature Center
    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 park and other natural areas.
  3. Thu Sep. 5

    Bag a Bat and a Batnana Split! - St. Patrick's County Park - Red Barn
    Discover the world of Indiana bats. Observe biologist mist-netting, identifying bat species and procedures biologist use to record information about bats. Enjoy a batnana split. Registration and payment required by September 3.
  4. Tue Sep. 10

    Morning Prairie Walk for Adults - Bendix Woods County Park - Nature Center
    Come explore the beauty of the autumn prairie. We'll look at blooming flowers, seedpods, and insect activity. Registration is required by September 9.
  5. Tue Sep. 10

    Be Well - Ferrettie/Baugo Creek County Park
    We are partnering with the St. Joseph County Health Department to help you "Be Well!" Each week will feature a short session on a wellness topic, connect you to community resources, suggest apps to help you on your path to wellness and provide time for questions. Join us for a walk in the park (as far as you are comfortable.)
  6. Wed Sep. 11

    Ringing of the Bell Ceremony - St. Patrick's County Park - Freedom Memorial
    Clay Fire Territory, Mishawaka, and South Bend Fire will commemorate the 18th anniversary of the events of September 11, 2001, at the Freedom Memorial.
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  2. Tue Sep. 17

    Be Well - Ferrettie/Baugo Creek County Park
    We are partnering with the St. Joseph County Health Department to help you "Be Well!" Each week will feature a short session on a wellness topic, connect you to community resources, suggest apps to help you on your path to wellness and provide time for questions. Join us for a walk in the park (as far as you are comfortable.)
  3. Wed Sep. 18

    Boomers and Beyond: Trekking through Autumn - St. Patrick's County Park
    Ages: 50 and older Wednesdays Sept. 18 through October 16. Put on your walking shoes and discover the beauty of autumn at St. Patrick's County Park! We'll walk the scenic park trails and enjoy the burst of colors among the fall foliage. Each walk will be approximately 50-60 minutes long. Optional: bring a sack lunch and enjoy a picnic afterward. Registration and payment are required by September 13, 2019.
  4. Wed Sep. 18

    Make Something New - Ferrettie/Baugo Creek County Park - Moat Room
    Recycle old jigsaw puzzle pieces into a new wall hanging. You will make an autumn tree picture and can even add family members' names to make it a family tree! Materials will be provided, but feel free to bring a jigsaw puzzle to use. Registration and payment are required by September 13.
  5. Tue Sep. 24

    Be Well - Ferrettie/Baugo Creek County Park
    We are partnering with the St. Joseph County Health Department to help you "Be Well!" Each week will feature a short session on a wellness topic, connect you to community resources, suggest apps to help you on your path to wellness and provide time for questions. Join us for a walk in the park (as far as you are comfortable.)
  6. Wed Sep. 25

    Bringing Back the Bison - St. Patrick's County Park
    Join us for a trip to visit the herd of bison at Efroymson Restoration at Kankakee Sands in Morocco, IN. Take a driving tour of the restored prairies and wetlands managed by the Indiana Chapter of the Nature Conservancy, view the bison, take a short hike, and bring a sack lunch for a picnic. We will return in the afternoon. Registration and payment are required by September 18.
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