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Birding walks in Elkhart April 27

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[April 19, 2013]  ELKHART -- The Elkhart Historical Society will host Bird Watcher Walks on Saturday, April 27, as part of Elkhart's "Celebrate Spring!" weekend events. The walks on Elkhart Hill will be offered at 6 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 5 p.m., leaving from Birdsong Books & Vintage Shoppe, 111 Gov. Oglesby St. in the historic downtown.

(Call now, 217-960-0540 or 217-899-2238, and reserve your spot on the Elkhart birding walks Saturday.)

Walkers will look for the migratory birds that pass through Elkhart every spring. The Bird Watcher Walks are a perfect opportunity for a spring family event. The outing will be on foot, so walkers should dress for the weather (rain or shine), wear good walking shoes and bring insect repellent. And don't forget the binoculars. The walks last approximately 90 minutes.

The cost is $10 for adults and $7.50 for children 12 and younger. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is limited to 15 people per walk. To register, mail the online, printable form available at

To complement the walks, the Elkhart Historical Society is offering a special "Walk with Lunch and Lecture." The cost for the walk, lunch and lecture is $20 for adults and $15 for children 12 and younger. Lunch includes soup and half-sandwich or quiche, along with dessert and beverage, at Wild Hare Café, 102 Gov. Oglesby St. in downtown Elkhart. For information and the online, printable reservation form, see

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For information on all the activities and events during Elkhart's "Celebrate Spring!" weekends in April, visit

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