Goshen News, Goshen, IN

March 10, 2013

What's going on this week?


GOSHEN — ‘Stuntology!’ Artist Sam Bartlett from Bloomington will perform funny stunts and contortions from 4 to 5 p.m. Monday at Goshen Public Library.

Held in conjunction with the library’s annual Mad Science program and “What’s Your Favoriteology?” series, Bartlett will demonstrate the capabilities of the human body.

This free program is for patrons of all ages.

Call Children’s Services now for more information at 574-537-0241. This program is made possible by Friends of the Goshen Public Library.


Afternoon Sabbatical — Goshen College Professor of History Steve Nolt will present an Afternoon Sabbatical lecture on “The Amish Way: Patient Faith in a Perilous World” Tuesday at 1 p.m. in the Goshen College Music Center’s Sauder Concert Hall. The program is free and open to the public.

Afternoon Sabbatical programs are usually on the second Tuesday of the month at 1 p.m. in Sauder Concert Hall. For more information on the Afternoon Sabbatical series, call the Goshen College Welcome Center at 574-535-7566.


Community Screening Day — The public is invited to a Community Screening Day Wednesday from 4 to 6 p.m. at IU Health Goshen Hospital, 200 High Park Ave., Goshen.

Most screenings are free of charge; a few require a nominal fee.

Services provided by clinical professionals include fitness assessment, body composition assessment, blood pressure, pulse and blood oxygen measurements and diabetes risk assessment. Other services provided include a bone density heel scan, cholesterol screening, liver health screening and A1C glucose measurement. Registration is required at 877-566-4660.


‘Stop Kiss’ at New World Arts — Performances of “Stop Kiss” by Diana Son continue at 8 p.m. at New World Arts in downtown Goshen.

Performances are also scheduled for Saturday at 8 p.m., with a 3 p.m. show set for March 17.

A synopsis of the play reads:

“Walking through New York City’s West Village, friends Sara and Callie share a first kiss. This leads to a vicious attack by an angry bystander, in which Sara is horribly injured and falls into a coma. Throughout the play, relationships are explored, formed and even ended.”

Tickets cost $10 and are available at Better World Books, 118 E. Washington St., Goshen, or online at www.brownpapertickets.com.

New World Arts is located at 211 S. Main St., with the entrance and parking at the rear of the building.

Next weekend

Maple Syrup Days March 16-17 — The public is invited to the maple sugar harvest with LaGrange County Parks.

LaGrange County Parks and South Milford Lions are hosting Maple Syrup Days March 16-17.

Visitors to Maple Wood Nature Center will see a complete, working sugar camp. Horse wagon tours will go through the woods to visit the tapping and sap gathering operations. Inside the sugar house the sap gets boiled into syrup while visitors watch.

Guests get to participate in the process by eating all the syrup covered pancakes they care to. The South Milford Lions are serving pancakes all day long. Meals are $6 for adults and $3 for children.

There are other special things to watch. The old-fashioned kettle boilers will demonstrate a sugar camp of around 100 years ago. The backyard-style home sugaring operation is for the do-it-yourselfers with their own sugar maples to tap. “Syrup on Strings” is a new marionette show with string puppets performing maple-themed variety acts.

Pancakes will be served from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sugar House tours will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wagon tours through the sugar bush are 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. “Syrup on Strings” is hourly from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.