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April 15, 2020, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ St. Patrick’s County Park
Boomers put on your walking shoes! We'll walk the scenic park trails and learn about the history and features of each park. Each walk will be approximately 50-60 minutes. Transportation provided to other sites from St. Patrick's County Park.
Registration and payment are required by April 13.
Spicer Lake Nature Preserve (April 22)
Bendix Woods County Park (May 6)
St. Patrick's County Park (April 15, 29 and May 13)
April 17, 2020, 10:00 AM - May 22, 2020, 11:30 AM @ Ferrettie / Baugo Creek County Park
St. Joseph County Parks is partnering with the Health Department and Purdue Extension for this series to help you "Be Well" and live a better life. Each Friday meet-up will feature a short wellness topic, connect you to free community resources, suggest apps to help you on your path to wellness and give you a chance to ask questions. Join us for a short walk in the park or just come out and enjoy the spring weather.
April 18, 2020, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Brown Barn
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day by participating in a garlic mustard pull! Garlic mustard is an invasive weed that is severely affecting our native flora by displacing wildflowers and other native plants. Help us protect and preserve the natural beauty of St. Patrick's County Park. Pack a lunch to enjoy a picnic after the pull.
April 22, 2020, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Brown Barn
Let's celebrate Earth Day at the park, and put a "spin" on it. Start the evening by custom making your own hula hoop. Then join a member of Michiana Hoops outside for some tips and tricks. Registration and payment are required by April 17.
NOTE: If you already have your own hoop, join us outside from 7:00 - 8:00 pm, weather conditions permitting.
April 25, 2020, 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Red Barn
Shop through a barn full of treasures! This annual event is organized by the South Bend-Elkhart Audubon Society. Drop off your donated items at the Red Barn, April 22 - 24 from 1 to 6 pm. Donations of electronics or sofas not accepted.
For more information call 574-334-7761.
April 26, 2020, 8:30 AM - May 3, 2020, 12:30 PM @ Brown Barn
Become certified to monitor a stream and submit data to the state database. This training is open to all adults and can be especially useful for educators. Gain experience in the use of chemical testing kits and aquatic insect identification. Please attend both sessions. Registration is required by April 20.
For more information, go to www.hoosierriverwatch.com
April 27, 2020, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM @ Runnels Shelter - Hardwoods Picnic Area
Come mingle with other adults while enjoying coffee and a light snack! Afterward, enjoy a nice guided afternoon stroll with a park naturalist, among beautiful spring wildflowers! Registration and payment are required by Friday, April 24.
April 30, 2020, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Runnels Shelter - Hardwoods Picnic Area
Spring is the perfect time to get outdoors with kids! Join us for a special morning of activities for children five and under. Explore one of the most beautiful wildflower spots in St. Joseph County, enjoy flower-themed play stations, create a unique craft, hear a spring story and sample a tasty snack. Registration and payment are required by April 28.
April 21, 2020, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Van Paris Shelter