Sponsored Events

Second Sunday Concerts
May–September, 4–5pm

WAUS Radio and Fernwood present another season of Second Sunday Concerts at Fernwood from May through September. Concerts take place on Fernwood's Green from 4–5pm.

Admission is free after 3:30pm

Sunday, July 8:
Peter Aglinskas

Sunday, August 12:
Carla Trynchuk

Sunday, September 9:
Symphony Brass Quintet

An Environmental Film Festival
Presented by Chikaming Open Lands and Fernwood
at the Vickers Theatre, Three Oaks

Death by Design
July 11, 7pm
Consumers love – and live on – their smartphones, tablets, and laptops. A cascade of new devices pours endlessly into the market, promising even better communication, non-stop entertainment, and instant information. In an investigation that spans the globe, filmmaker Sue Williams investigates the underbelly of the electronics industry and reveals how even the smallest devices have deadly environmental and health costs.

$10 (Fernwood and COL Members $8)
Click here to register.

Five Seasons with Piet Oudolf
July 25, 7pm
An immersive and meditative documentary that reveals how the revolutionary landscape designer, Piet Oudolf, upends our conventional notions of nature, public space, and, ultimately, 
beauty itself.

$10 (Fernwood and COL Members $8)
Click here to register.

$15 (Fernwood and COL Members $12) both movies
Click here to register for BOTH movies.

Fernwood Friday

As part of the WVPE Summer Concert Series, we welcome the popular South Bend-based, Kennedy’s Kitchen. The band is a mix of all things Irish from traditional to pub songs, from toe-tapping to deeply moving–and it’s always fun. Surrounded by the beauty of Fernwood, you’ll hear fiddle, flutes, whistles, mandolin, bouzouki, guitar, tenor banjo, harmonica, bodhran, and bass.

Food by Chef Tim Carrigan, and beer and wine will be available for purchase.

$5 (Fernwood and WVPE Members Free)

Experience Fernwood Friday from the comfort of the Café decks with this exclusive package. Enjoy al fresco dining complete with dinner, dessert and a bottle of wine (per couple), plus reserved seats with the best view in the house. Seating is limited. Call Fernwood to reserve your table.

$40 ($75 per couple)
Call 269.695.6491 to reserve your spot.

Shakespeare at Fernwood

The Merchant of Venice
Presented by Notre Dame Shakespeare 
Festival Touring Company

The Merchant of Venice is a hilarious, poignant tale presented by the NDSF Touring Company under the open sky at Fernwood. Shakespeare’s inimitable slapstick comedy, featuring a controversial yet sympathetic villain, leaves you wondering who’s truly guilty.

The two hour performance is free of charge so bring your lawn chairs, family, friends, and enjoy Shakespeare on the Green at Fernwood. Food available for purchase by Chef Tim Carrigan.

Doug Tallamy Lecture:
Restoring Nature’s Relationships at Home
Friday, September 21, 7pm

Doug Tallamy is currently professor and chair of the department of entomology and wildlife ecology at the University of Delaware in Newark, Delaware, and is author of the best-selling book, Bringing Nature Home. Tallamy will help us to better understand the many ways that insects interact with plants and how such interactions determine the diversity of birds and other wildlife in our communities.

Sponsored by Berrien Birding Club.

$25 (Members $20)
Click here to register.
Register by September 18.