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NorthWood Middle School seventh-grade classmates Sydney Stonger, Makayla Marker, Hannah Rohrer and August Smallwood (from left) enjoy an after-school snack of elephant ears and pretzels as they share a laugh with some approaching friends in April 2011 at the Wakarusa Maple Syrup Festival. (Mark Shephard)
Celebrate spring with the Maple Syrup Festival and other events
Posted on March 20, 2014 at 9:00 a.m.

Spring is finally here!

Here are several events for you to celebrate the changing of the seasons, from festivals in Wakarusa to benefit runs in Elkhart. 

Wakarusa Maple Syrup Festival

Wakarusa Maple Syrup Festival

Bring your appetite to the 45th annual Wakarusa Maple Syrup Festival at 100 W. Waterford St. in Wakarusa. The event will include a parade, a circus, musical performances  and, of course, delicious maple syrup and pancakes. Attendees can also participate in a number of contests at the event, including a baking competition which requires your dish to have 100-percent pure maple syrup as an ingredient.  

Dates: April 25, April 26, April 27

Location: 100 W. Waterford St., Wakarusa

For more information, visit the Wakarusa Maple Syrup Festival website.



ADEC Ride-A-Bike

ADEC Ride-A-Bike

The 42nd annual ADEC Ride-A-Bike will take cyclists on a ride through scenic routes along as the Pumpkinvine Nature Trail on May 17, 2014 at Northridge High School in Middlebury. The ride will begin and end at the high school. If you work up an appetite along the route, there will be several stops along the way offering snacks.

Organizers suggest that individuals make a minimum pledge of $30 and families make a pledge of $60. The proceeds from the event will go towards ADEC Inc.'s services for people living with developmental and cognitive disabilities.

Date: May 17

Location: Northridge High School, 56779 Northridge Dr, Middlebury

For more information on ADEC Ride-A-Bike, visit ADEC Inc.'s website.



Goshen College Graduation

Goshen College's Graduation Day

The commencement ceremony for Goshen College students will be held at the Roman Gingerich Recreation-Fitness Center in Goshen on Sunday, April 27.

Date: April 27

Location: Roman Gingerich Recreation-Fitness Center, Goshen College, 1700 S Main St, Goshen 

For more information on Goshen College's graduation day, visit the college's website.



Two Rivers Meet race

Two Rivers Meet race

The Two Rivers Meet race will see runners participating in either one mile, 5K, 10K or 15K runs on May 24 beginning at the Civic Plaza in downtown Elkhart. There's also a run for kids too, which is approximately 400 yards. The routes go through three parks and along the river. The race will benefit Lifeline summer camp programs.

Date: May 24

Location: Elkhart Civic Plaza, 307 S Main Street, Elkhart

For more information on the Two Rivers Meet race, visit organizer Stone Soup Promotions' website


Do you have a suggestion for an upcoming event? Let us know in the comments below, and we will update this article.