Things to do…
Dawes Arboretum - Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70.
Pruning Principles- Saturday, April 7, 9am - noon. Proper pruning enhances the beauty and value of almost any landscape tree and shrub. Well pruned plants will live longer and be healthier, too. By using improper methods, healthy plants are often weakened or deformed. Many potential problems such as weakening or deformation may be prevented by pruning correctly during formative years for a tree or shrub. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced gardener, this class will have you pruning like a pro! $15/$10 members, reservation required, meet at the Visitors Center.
Wetland Chronicles: Rebirth- Saturday, April 7, 1 - 3pm. Experience the wetlands during the season of regeneration, rejuvenation and rebirth! Use your nose, eyes and ears to take in the changes going on in the wetland landscape. $5/members free, reservation required, meet at the Dutch Fork Wetlands, located on White Chapel Rd.
Beginning Bonsai - Two sessions, Wednesday, April 11 & 18, 7 - 10pm. This two-session bonsai course will introduce you to the art of bonsai. The first session will lead you through the history of bonsai, types of plants to use, containers, bonsai soil, tools needed and pruning needs. During this first session, students will also plant a tree in a container to take home and nurture until the next session. During the second session, students learn how to prune and style their tree using special wire. Materials for this course include one tree, bonsai container, growing media, wire and an Art of Bonsai booklet. Tools will be available for students to use during the class. $45/$30 members, reservation required, meet at the Zand Education Center.
Antique Preservation: Focus on Furniture- Saturday, April 14, 10am - noon, Some of the Dawes' most precious memories are tied to family and the possessions of their ancestors. During this program, our Historian, David Vermilion, will discuss furniture care, preservation and damage prevention that you can use in your own home to ensure that your unique pieces may last for generations to come. $10/$5 members, reservation required, meet at the Visitors Center.
The grounds are open from dawn to dusk. The Visitors Center is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and from 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays and holidays. Call 740-323-2355 or 800-44-DAWES for information or visit www. dawesarb.org.
Longaberger Homestead - Frazeysburg . Call Guest Relations at 740-322-5588 or visit the Longaberger web site for more information. www.longaberger.com.
+ Homestead Madness- March 23-24, 2007 Games, prizes and shopping! Don't miss the fun! Guests can win arm loads of baskets in Dash for Baskets, make their own basket that is pre-signed by Longaberger Family members and enjoy a free preview of our dinner theatre. Admission is free.
Charlotte's Web - New Lexington. The Perry County District Library wraps up its Spring Family Night program series with an evening inspired by EB White's classic, Charlotte's Web, Tuesday, March 27, 6:30 p.m. Bring the entire family for a web spinning good time. The Youth Services Department will transform the lower level of the library into a county fair. For more information, visit www.pcdl. org, or call (740) 342-4194.
Denison Wind Ensemble and String Orchestra - Granville. The orchestra, directed by Ching-chu Hu and Andy Carlson. performs at 12 p.m., Thursday March 29, Burke Recital Hall (240 West Broadway). Free and open to the public. Call 740-587-6220 to confirm information.
Vintage Voices - Granville, Vintage Voices of Granville will present a choral program of Lenten and Easter music Sunday, April 1, 3 p.m., at the Centenary United Methodist Church in Granville. The public is invited and admission is free. Vintage Voices is a mixed voice choir of more than sixty men and woman aged 50 or older from all over Central Ohio. For more information, call (740) 366-5042.