Things to do…
Dawes Arboretum - Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70.
Night Hike- Friday, November 16, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. No reservations needed for this delightful amble in the brisk evening air. We'll forgo our sense of sight and rely instead on our noses, ears and footfalls to guide us through the grounds. Leave your flashlights at home and experience the exhilaration of being in the forest at night. Free, Visitors Center Deck
Wetland Chronicles: Diapause in the Wetlands- Saturday, December 1, 1 - 3 p.m. Many changes have triggered the wetland inhabitants to start slowing down for the season. Dropping temperatures and dwindling daylight hours have caused a stop in plant growth and a decrease in animal activity. Throughout the wetlands there is a sense of calm. We'll bask in the quietness and solitude of the natural world in winter as we take a closer look at the results of the busy seasons come to an end. $5/members free, reservation required, Dutch Fork Wetlands, located on White Chapel Rd
Luminary Tour- Friday, December 7, Inclement Weather Date:, Saturday, December 8, 5:30 - 8 p.m. Silent night, festive night! Sponsored by Time Warner Cable, The Dawes Arboretum partners with the employees of Park National Bank to bring you a captivating evening of illumination as the North End of the Auto Tour is lit with 1,500 candle luminaries. Enjoy a unique and peaceful view of the Park Woods and Daweswood House after dark. All proceeds will benefit the Licking County food pantry. Please bring two non-perishable food items or a $5 donation, begins at the North End of the Auto Tour.
Creating a Holiday Centerpiece Saturday, December 15, Session One, 9 a.m.- 11 a.m .Session Two, noon - 2 p.m. Create a festive arrangement of greens taken from The Dawes Arboretum grounds to decorate your hearth or table. Let the sight and smell of pine boughs, holly branches, cedar berries and other greens put you in the mood for the holidays. We'll provide all of the materials, including decorations and candles to enliven your display. Two sessions of this popular program are being offered this year, please sign up for one, either the morning or the afternoon. $25/$15 members, reservations 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. Fee and reservations required for some programs. Call 740-323-2355 or 800-44-DAWES for information or visit www.dawesarb.org.
Bake Sale & Luncheon - Fairfield Beach. The FairfieldBeach United Methodist Church is sponsoring a bake sale and luncheon Saturday, Nov. 17, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Everyone is welcome!
Mid-Ohio-Con - Columbus. Ohio's longest-running and largest comic book and pop culture collector's show returns to the Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 N. High St., Nov. 24-25. Mid-Ohio-Con presents in person appearances by classic TV and movie stars, pop culture media personalities and major comic book artists, writers and editors. Special interest programming and a gigantic retailer display area with tons of comic books, toys, videos and other great pop culture collectibles, round out this lively event. Hours: Saturday-Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission: $10-$15.
November at the Licking Park District - Licking County. There's plenty to do this autumn at the Licking Park District. For more information, call (740) 587-2535, or visit www.lickingparkdistrict. com.
• Nov. 24- Thanksgiving Break Surprise: Staying clear of the shopping mall? Can't stomach another piece of turkey? Don't fret, we have just the ticket. Join Licking Park District Staff for a surprise program at the William C. Kraner Nature Center. While we can't tell you what it is just yet, we can tell you it will be fun for the whole family. Watch for more information and don't miss out on the fun!
A Christmas Carol - Columbus. CAPA presents Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, Palace Theatre, 34 W. Broad St. Once again, CAPA kicks off central Ohio's holiday season with its Thanksgiving Weekend presentations of the fully staged musical version of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, November 23 thru November 25. Hours: Friday 7:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Admission: $22-$32.
The Midland Theatre - Newark. Tickets are avilable at the box office,36 N. Park Place in Newark, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and one hour prior to the show; callling (740) 345- LIVE (5483); or online at www. midlandtheatre.org.
• Natalia Zukerman, Thursday, November 29, 8:00 p.m. Bottleneck country jazz with smoky comehither vocals, Natalia Zukerman has a sound that's strong yet delicate, gentle yet insistent. All tickets $27.50.
• Ronnie Milsap, Saturday, December 1, 8:00 p.m. Tickets: $65, $50, $40, $30 and $20, Ronnie Milsap ranks as the pre-eminent country soul singer of his generation. With 40 #1 hits, Milsap provided country music with one of its most important voices as the genre was moving beyond its rural roots into the mainstream of modern entertainment.
Vintage Voices - Granville. The Vintage Voices - a mixed voice chorus of 50 years old and older members - has set its holiday season tour.
• Thursday, Nov. 29- Chapel Grove Inn, Heath, 3:30 p.m.
• Saturday, Dec. 1- Centenary United Methodist Church, Granville, 7:30 p.m.
• Monday, Dec. 3- The Inn at Sharon Brooke, Newark, 2 p.m.
• Sunday, Dec. 9- First Presbyterian Church, Mt. Vernon, 3 p.m.
• Monday, Dec. 10- Central Christian Church, Newark, 7:30 p.m.
• Tuesday, Dec. 11- St. Edwards Catholic Church, Granville, 1 p.m.
For more information, contact Marilee Darr, (740) 964-2275, or firstname.lastname@example.org.