Elkhart continues to “Celebrate Spring!”
April 24, 2013, If you’ve been waiting to “Celebrate Spring!” there are more activities planned for Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28 in the Village of Elkhart.
The Artisan Craft Fair continues from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on 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, April 29 from 1:30 – 2:30 in the St. John the Baptist Chapel in the Elkhart Cemetery. The Chapel will be open for self-guided tours from 1-1:30 p.m. and again from 2:30-3:30. Labisky’s book is available at Birdsong Books & Vintage on Governor Oglesby Street.
Elkhart Public Library is sponsoring a special gardening book display. There are still books available at the book sale in the library. In addition, the staff have a handout available about the history of the library and give tours for visitors. Open on Saturday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., the library is located at 121 Bohan Street. www.elkhartlibrary.lib.il.us
Dragonfly Art Studio will have an open house and art exhibition on display. The studio is also offering a “Painting the Blue Flag Iris” class, painting on glass for a stained glass look, on April 27 from 10 a.m. – noon. The art studio is on the second floor flat of the refurbished 1889 building at 102 Governor Oglesby Street in historic downtown Elkhart. For class registration and information, contact 217-737-7933 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org .
The Elkhart Historical Society’s Bird Watcher Walks and “Walk and Lunch/Lectures” will be held on April 27. Information and reservation forms are at www.elkharthistoricalsociety.org .