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. Sun Nov. 24

    Holiday Classic Disc Golf Tournament - Ferrettie Baugo/Creek County Park $25 registration fee, includes lunch. Join the fun! Doubles "Best Shot" Tournament with Championship, Amateur, and Recreational divisions. Sign up as a pair or register solo and we will find someone to play with you. All proceeds go towards course improvements. To register or for more information go to http://www.DiscGolfScene.com
  2. Wed Dec. 11

    Winter Saunter for Adults - Bendix Woods County Park - Nature Center Come mingle with other adults and join a park naturalist for a guided saunter as we discover the joys of the winter woods! Afterward, warm up with hot coffee and a light snack! Registration & payment are required by December 10.
  3. Sun Dec. 15

    Christmas Magic with the Kringles - Ferrettie/Baugo Creek County Park: Baugo Station Welcome the holiday season with a unique celebration! Decorate a cookie, make a natural holiday ornament and enjoy hot chocolate while you warm up by the fireplace. Meet the Kringles and hear a holiday story. Don't forget to take pictures! Registration and payment are required by December 9.
  4. Tue Dec. 17

  5. Wed Jan. 1 - Fri Jan. 31

    January Winter Photo Contest - Bendix Woods, Ferrettie/Baugo Creek and St. Patrick's County Parks Forget the winter blues! Wintertime at St. Joseph County Parks means plenty of family adventures to look forward to, from skiing and tubing to snowshoeing and building a snowman. Share your favorite winter adventure photo, from this season at one of our parks and email it to jhartzke@sjcparks.org with your name and phone number for a chance to win a Summer Fun Pack.
  6. Fri Jan. 3

    Click and GO! Cross-Country Skiing Lesson - St. Patrick's County Park: Red Barn Is your goal to learn how to ski with those weird sticks strapped on your feet? Friday afternoons, receive a quick "Click and Go!" lesson on the basics of skiing and hit the skiing trails! Trail conditions permitting.
  1. Fri Jan. 3

    Skiing Under the Stars - St. Patrick's County Park - Manion Cabin Enjoy skiing by the light of glowing luminaires on snow-covered trails. At the Manion Cabin enjoy hot chocolate, coffee or water & homemade cookies to revive you for the return journey.
  2. Sat Jan. 4

    Cross-Country Ski Lesson - St. Patrick's County Park - Red Barn Ages 15 & up. Learn the basics of cross-country skiing in a friendly and fun group setting. Trail conditions permitting. The back update is January 11 if weather conditions are unfavorable. Registration and payment are required by January 2.
  3. Wed Jan. 8

    Boomers & Beyond Cross-Country Ski Club Wednesdays January 8 thru March 4 Celebrate winter with fun, fitness, and friendship skiing the wintry trails with other Boomers (ages 50+). Relax afterward in the warming room with a hot beverage. Fee includes rental equipment and trail pass to St. Patrick's County Park. Registration and payment are required by January 2.
  4. Wed Jan. 8

    Winter Saunter for Adults - Bendix Woods County Park - Nature Center Come mingle with other adults and join a park naturalist for a guided saunter as we discover the joys of the winter woods! Afterward, warm up with hot coffee and a light snack. Registration and payment are required by January 6.
  5. Fri Jan. 10

    Click and GO! Cross-Country Skiing Lesson - St. Patrick's County Park: Red Barn Is your goal to learn how to ski with those weird sticks strapped on your feet? Friday afternoons, receive a quick "Click and Go!" lesson on the basics of skiing and hit the skiing trails! Trail conditions permitting.
  6. Fri Jan. 10

    Skiing Under the Stars - St. Patrick's County Park - Manion Cabin Enjoy skiing by the light of glowing luminaires on snow-covered trails. At the Manion Cabin enjoy hot chocolate, coffee or water & homemade cookies to revive you for the return journey.
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