Library will have a special wildflower book display. In
addition, the library staff will give tours of the library and
have a handout for visitors about the history of the library.
They'll be open Fridays, April 13 and 20, from 9 to 11
a.m. and noon to 4 p.m., and Saturdays, April 14 and April
21, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The library,
located at 121 Bohan St., was built in 1904, and still includes
the original tables, bookshelves and interior woodwork. For more
Studio will have an exhibition of student work on display
both weekends, highlighting floral painting. The art studio
is on the second-floor flat of the refurbished 1889 building at
102 Gov. Oglesby St. in historic downtown Elkhart.
Elkhart is a great
place to live. Open houses of homes on the market will be
throughout both weekends. Look for "Open House" signs in the
Antiques and Gift Shop, 104 Gov. Oglesby St., will feature an
outdoor antiques and bric-a-brac sale on both Saturdays,
April 14 and 21, weather permitting.
something unusual? Everything old is new again at the Elkhart
Vintage Market -- April 13, 4-8 p.m.; April 14, 10 a.m.-7
p.m.; and April 15, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. -- in the Miss Jessie
Building, 103 Gov. Oglesby St. in historic downtown Elkhart.
Watch for news that the market may be continued for another
weekend, April 20-22.
"The Wildflowers of Logan County," Friday, April 13.
Guest lecturer: Dr. David Schroder, Lincoln College
professor emeritus and Master Gardener. Information and
Studio will offer a class painting bluebells with acrylics on
canvas on Saturday, April 14, from noon to 4 pm.
Reservations can be made by calling 217-947-2100.
Society's Wildflower Walks will be on Saturday, April 14, and
Saturday, April 21, 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Information and
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Talk of the Town
may be planning something special. Watch for details:
Studio is planning a watercolor class painting bluebells or
other native wildflowers on Saturday, April 21, from 9
a.m. to noon. Reservations can be made by calling 217-947-2100.
If you plan to enjoy the activities on
either weekend, overnight accommodations are available at the
Best Western Lincoln Inn, just minutes north of Elkhart on Old
Route 66. Call 217-732-9641 and mention your visit to Elkhart to
receive a discount on their regular room rates. For more
http://www.bestwestern.com/. The Best Western is home to the
Railsplitter Covered Wagon, the largest covered wagon in the
world. The wagon weighs 5 tons and measures 40 feet long, 12
feet wide and 24 feet tall. Abe Lincoln, seated in the front of
the wagon reading a book, weighs 350 pounds and measures 12 feet
tall. For more information:
Make it an
overnight getaway --
The quaint village of Elkhart offers unique businesses and
quality services in restored structures in its historic downtown.
Elkhart is located less than one mile from Interstate 55 and right
off Old Route 66, providing convenient access. Rich in history and
natural beauty, Elkhart is famous for its unusual landscape -- a
tree-covered hill that rises 777 feet above sea level, surrounded by
a horizon of flat Illinois prairie land. Settled in 1855, the
picturesque early 1900s-style downtown makes Elkhart one-of-a-kind.
For more information, visit
http://www.elkhartillinois.us/Events.html and on Facebook at
"The Village of Elkhart, IL~ Your Special Event Destination."
[Text from file received from
Abraham Lincoln Tourism Bureau of