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Notice of Adoption of Declaratory Resolution and Public Hearing

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

The Goshen Redevelopment Commission adopted on July 10, 2018 Resolution 42-2018, Declaratory Resolution to Amend the Economic Development Plan for the Consolidated River Race/US 33 Economic Development Area and Allocation Area. Resolution 42-2018 preliminarily adopted and incorporated into the Economic... more


Tuesday, July 17, 2018

North First Street will be closed from Oakridge Avenue to Rock Run Creek to allow NIPSCO to relocate their gas main in preparation for a storm sewer project. The road will be closed for three weeks beginning Wednesday, July 18.   During the construction, traffic will be directed west... more


Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Note: The following post was originally published on the Elkhart County 4-H Fair blog by the fair staff.  While last year’s Elkhart County 4-H Fair Parade included a detour around downtown Goshen construction, this year’s route is back to the usual. The parade, set for Sunday, July 22, will... more

Upcoming Events All »

Board of Public Works & Safety & Stormwater

Monday, July 23, 2018, 2:00pm

Shade Tree Board meeting

Monday, July 23, 2018, 7:00pm

Goshen Housing Authority Board meetings

Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 7:00am

Youth Programs

Dance Programs

Dance attire varies by instructor and by the different forms of dance. At registration, please request a copy of the dance attire requirements for your class. Dancers must be the minimum required age by August 1 of the session year. Pre-registration is required at the Park Office. Instructors will assist in class placement; please contact the Parks Office for details. Classes meet at our downtown studio at 216 South Main Street. Since class size is limited and your child will be taking a place in class upon registration, refunds will not be issued after class capacity is met or registration closes, whichever occurs first.

Session I

  • Priority registration for returning dancers begins July 9, and open registration begins July 23. Registration deadline is August 10.
  • Session I classes begin August 20. Classes meet for 12 weeks. Classes will not meet September 3 or October 22–26.
  • All classes have limited enrollment; please register early to ensure availability.

Session 2

  • Priority registration for returning dancers begins November 5, and open registration begins November 19. Registration deadline is December 21.
  • This exciting session prepares dancers for the Spring Concert on stage in May. In addition to class instruction, dancers will learn choreography and be involved in costume fittings for the performance. This process requires commitment from dancers for a 14- to 17-week session.
  • A spring concert dance costume, chosen by instructors, will need to be purchased for this session, not to exceed $50.
  • Session II begins the week of January 7 and goes through May 4. Monday classes will not meet January 21, February 18 or April 1. Wednesday classes will not meet April 3 and Thursday classes will not meet April 4. Monday classes meet for 14 weeks, Wednesday classes meet for 16 weeks, and Thursday classes meet for 16 weeks.
  • All class sizes have limited enrollment, so please register early to ensure availability.

Creative Dance

This is a class for children who are age 3 by August 1, as well as younger 4-year-olds. Class will focus on creative dance movement, including learning to follow rhythm, mirroring technique and improvisation.

Dance Sampler

A class for students ages 4 and 5. It will cover dance warmups, stretching and beginning technique for Jazz, Ballet and Modern. This class is great for children who are aspiring gymnasts, budding ballerinas or for those who simply love to move with music.


Students ages 5–7 will learn age-adjusted ballet and modern dance technique. Your child will learn proper body alignment and develop flexibility, coordination and grace. Your child will also experience applying their own movement thoughts to the art of improvisation. Classes will facilitate the joy of dance and  appreciation for beauty, as well as build well-balanced, healthy respect and discipline. The difficulty level will increase with Beginning Modern II and Intermediate Modern.

Modern/Ballet for Children with Special Needs

This class will contain the same elements as Modern/Ballet. Students will learn the vocabulary of modern and ballet with sensitivity to dancers’ needs. Class will evolve according to the progression of the class. Please speak with instructor regarding enrollment.

Champion Force Cheerleading

Participants gain a sense of team spirit, improved self-esteem and readiness for high school cheer squad tryouts. In our program, we teach cheerleading and pompom techniques, jumps, stunts, cheers, chants, dance steps and voice projection. Coaches choreograph a competition routine, which all students learn and practice throughout the session in preparation for our Cheer Competition. Champion Force is a non-profit youth outreach program. Champion Force is open to boys and girls ages 4–18. Class meets at Schrock Pavilion in Shanklin Park. Please contact Champion Force at 855-754-9325 for registration information and complete session dates.

Art Camp

This stimulating art study course is taught utilizing various art materials, as well as incorporating the study of nature. The class instructor will capture campers’ interest, guiding both their aspirations and inspirations!

Ages 6–10: July 16–20, 10–11:30 am
Register: Now through July 13
Fee: $45
Location: Rieth Interpretive Center

I Dig Dinosaurs

During these “digs” the junior paleontologists will experience the wonder of excavating fossils, piecing them together and learning about the mysteries of our living past. Program registration includes skeleton, hammer, chisel and fact sheet. Each dig has different subjects, so enjoy the programs with all new materials and learn the similarities and differences between the featured creatures each session. Program meets on Saturdays, 9 am–12 noon, at Rieth Interpretive Center, 410 West Plymouth Avenue. For ages 6+. Cost is $15.00 per program.

June 30: Mystery Dinosaur!
July 7: Velociraptor vs. Tyrannosaurus Rex
July 21: Dino Flintstone: Brontosaurus or Apatosaurus?

Pirate Experience Camp

Arrrr! Who wants to become a pirate? Come for a fun week of pirate adventures! Experience the world of pirates through stories, games and take-home crafts. Pirates will get a (temporary) tattoo, learn to read a treasure map, assemble an eyepatch and swashbuckling (foam) sword, walk the plank and more. All materials provided; kids just need to bring their curiosity! Class meets at Rieth Interpretive Center, 410 West Plymouth Avenue.

Fee: $60
Dates: July 16–20
Times: “Barnacles” (ages 3–4): 9:30–10:30 am | “Buccaneers” (ages 5–6): 10:45–11:45 am

Princess Experience Camp

Would you like to be a princess? Well m’lady, join this class and be transformed! Enjoy learning about princesses by listening to stories, playing games and making princess crafts. Decorate your own crown, make a sparkly necklace, dance and swirl in your tutu (all materials provided)! Practice tea party etiquette and
walking with poise. Class meets at Rieth Interpretive Center, 410 West Plymouth Avenue.

Fee: $60
Dates: July 23–27
Times: “Petite Princesses” (ages 3–4): 9:30–10:30 am | “Royal Princesses” (ages 5–6): 10:45–11:45 am