The Artisan Craft Fair continues from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and
Sunday in historic downtown Elkhart. Two buildings of crafts include
children's items, jewelry, wood and gourd crafts, walking sticks and
canes, hand-sewn items, dishware, photography, tarts and warmers,
and more. Vendors include Avon, Tupperware and Jimmy B's Salsa.
Author Holly Labisky will present highlights from her research
and book "Cemeterying with Hope" on Sunday afternoon from 1:30 to
2:30 in the St. John the Baptist Chapel in Elkhart Cemetery. The
chapel will be open for self-guided tours from 1 to 1:30 p.m. and
again from 2:30 to 3:30. Labisky's book is available at Birdsong
Books & Vintage on Gov. Oglesby Street.
Elkhart Public Library is sponsoring a special display of
gardening books, and the book sale in the library still has books
available. In addition, staff members have a handout available about
the history of the library and will give tours for visitors. Open on
Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the library is located at 121 Bohan
St. For more information, see
Dragonfly Art Studio will have an open house and art exhibition.
The studio is also offering a "Painting the Blue Flag Iris" class,
painting on glass for a stained-glass look, on Saturday from 10 a.m.
to noon. The art studio is on the second-floor flat of the
refurbished 1889 building at 102 Gov. Oglesby St. in downtown
Elkhart. For class registration and information, contact
217-737-7933 or email
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The Elkhart Historical Society's Bird Watcher Walks and the walk
plus lunch and lecture will also be on Saturday. Information and
reservation forms are available at
It's never too late to find a geocache in Elkhart. The village
now has three. Geocaching is a great outdoor recreational activity
that is similar to a scavenger hunt. Geocaching combines GPS
technology with outdoor adventure and is a great way to explore
Elkhart. Visitors from as far away as New Hampshire have signed the
geocache logs. Info is available at
Elkhart, IL 62634. Look for "Elkhart Memorial," "A New Use" and "Up
on the Hill."
The Elkhart Welcome Center, located downtown at the Village Hall
on Gov. Oglesby Street, will continue to be open from 8:30 a.m. to 4
p.m. Saturday and Sunday to provide information to visitors. The
center also has Elkhart memorabilia and coffee and home-baked
cinnamon rolls for sale.
For information on all activities and events during Elkhart's
April "Celebrate Spring!" weekends, see
[Text from file received from
Abraham Lincoln Tourism Bureau of