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January 9, 2014

Woodlawn Nature Center to host upcoming events

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Even though she now lives in the mountains of northern New Mexico, she continues to contribute to WNC’s web page and newsletter and to offer her expertise to the WNC staff. She is well known in Elkhart for her workshops, guidance and tending of fields and the under story of wooded areas.

“Sound, Science and Celebration” on Feb. 15

On Feb. 15, Woodlawn Nature Center will be alive with music. That day, it will host “Sam’s Music Fest — Sound, Science and Celebration” from noon to 4 p.m.

The event will feature the feelings, physiology and the physics of sound.

There will be visual displays and hands-on activities including “make-it-take-it” musical instrument building. There will be a “musical petting zoo” that will give kids an opportunity to experience different ways to make music. Musically inclined people of all ages are invited to join in and jam.

This event is the brainchild of a child. Six-year-old Samuel Gage deFerbrache Cauffman spends a great deal of time at Woodlawn Nature Center with his family, who are volunteers there, and observes event planning first hand. He announced one day that he was going to put on a “music fest” at the center and began planning it in earnest. Other volunteers picked up on the idea and have helped Sam put the event together.

Woodlawn’s woods and museum are located within the Elkhart city limits along Woodlawn Avenue, two blocks east of Cassopolis Street. The center is open Thursday through Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. or by special appointment.

General admission is free to all members and $5 for non-members. The museum will be free to everyone on the third Sunday of each month and the trails through the woods are open every day from dawn to dusk.

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