NatureFest, an annual spring festival held at Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center of Goshen College in Wolf Lake, Ind., will take place Friday, May 9, 6:30 p.m. through Saturday, May 10, 3 p.m. NatureFest includes a 5-K run, hikes for all ages and interests, and booths with hands-on interactive nature activities. Camping overnight is an option. For a schedule, see merrylea.goshen.edu or call 260-799-5869.
May and June events include performances by the Steel Wheels, Freimann Chamber Ensemble and the Spektral Quartet with Julien Labro.
An 11-month, 10,000-mile bicycle journey came to an end last week in Goshen. On Tuesday, April 29, at 7 p.m. in the Goshen College Church-Chapel, three Goshen College graduates will share stories from their remarkable journey from Paraguay to Goshen.
Local pianist Mary Rose Norell, along with the Music Crew from the Elkhart Boys and Girls Club, will team up with Blair Thomas Puppetry for a performance of “A Piano with Three Tales” on April 24, 2014 at 7 p.m. in Goshen College Music Center’s Sauder Concert Hall.
John Ruth will offer a lecture about his new memoir, “Branch,” in Goshen College’s Newcomer Center Room 17 on Thursday, April 24 at 7 p.m. A reception will follow the lecture, during which books will be available for purchase and signing. The event is free and open to the public.
The 2014-15 season of the Goshen College Performing Arts Series will again bring extraordinary and top quality arts performances to the college, including the Indigo Girls, Lyle Lovett, Peking Acrobats and the return of Garrison Keillor, who will bring his Prairie Home Companion show to the Sauder Hall stage.
The Goshen College Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Dr. Christopher Fashun, will present its spring concert in Sauder Concert Hall on Wednesday, April 16, 2014. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m.
Fleur de Lys, a baroque music ensemble based at the University of Notre Dame, will present a concert in the 2013-14 Rieth Chamber Series on Sunday, April 13 at 4 p.m. in the Goshen College Music Center’s Rieth Recital Hall.
Every woman has a story. On Tuesday, April 8, Goshen Monologues will share those stories, written by women, told by women, and for women.
Award-winning poet Julia Spicher Kasdorf will offer a poetry reading in the Church-Chapel Koinonia Room on Wednesday, April 30 at 7:30 p.m. A reception will follow the reading, during which books will be available for purchase and signing. The event is free and open to the public.