Things to do…
Dawes Arboretum - Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70.
Birds at Your Feeder & Bird Walk- Saturday, January 12, 9 a.m .- noon. Enjoy a light breakfast while identifying birds at the feeders. Following the breakfast, enjoy a walk outside to observe the birds. $8/5 members, reservation required, meet at the Visitors Center.
Delightful Days at Dawes- Thursday, January 17, 7 - 8 p.m .Come in from the cold and dream of warm, sunny days at The Arboretum! The Display Gardens Manager, Annmarie Creamer, has put together a slideshow of photographs taken in the Central Grounds through the seasons. These images will be accompanied by music to tell the story of the gardens in a creative way. After the presentation, hear about past work and upcoming plans for the landscapes around the Visitors Center, Daweswood House and the All Seasons Garden. Annmarie will also talk about our Garden Corps volunteer program, answer questions and share ideas and inspiration for the year ahead. Free, reservation required, meet at the Visitors Center.
Night Hike- Friday, January 18, 6 - 8 p.m. Experience The Arboretum at night! Kids and adults are welcome to attend the hike through collections, woodlands and trails on one of our most popular programs. Free, meet at the Visitors Center Deck.
Shrubs: Best for the Midwest- Saturday, January 19, 10 a.m. - noon. A discussion and colorful picture presentation highlighting the best performing deciduous and evergreen shrubs and their use in the landscape. $20/$10 members, reservation required, meet at the Visitors Center.
Grafting the Right Way- Saturday, January 26, 8:30 a.m. - noon. The Arboretum's propagator, Richard Larson, shows you how to graft plants the right way for success in reproducing your own plants in this hands-on class. Rootstock and scion wood provided so you can take home your own grafted woody plant. $30/$20 members, reservation required, meet at the Zand Education 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.
Story Time - Buckeye Lake. Buckeye Lake Library is hosting Preschool Story Time on Mondays at 11 a.m. from January 7 to February 11. This story time is aimed at children ages three to fiveand includes stories, songs, finger plays, puppets and crafts. Each session lasts approximately 45 minutes. Story time is free of charge and open to the public. Visit the Buckeye Lake Library at 41 West First Street or call 740.928.0472 for more information.
Story Time - Hebron. The Hebron Library is hosting Preschool Story Time on Tuesdays at 11 a.m. from January 8 to February 5. This story time is aimed at children ages three to five and includes stories, songs, finger plays, puppets and crafts. Each session lasts approximately 45 minutes. Visit the Hebron Library at 934 West Main Street or call 740.928.3923 for more information.
Temple Grandin - Denison University, Granville. Theanoted autistic and animal rights activist, will be the McGregor keynote speaker at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 31, at Swasey Chapel (200 Chapel Drive). Grandin's unique perspective of the world has facilitated her groundbreaking studies of the relationship between stress in animals and the design of livestock environments. Her talk titled, "Animals, Autism and Design," will encompass the apparently incongruent aspects of her life. Grandin is a distinguished author; her books have covered her personal experience as an autistic and her research on animal science and welfare. Free and open to the public.
Human Rights Watch 2007 International Film Festival - Denison University, Granville. Film has the power to educate and motivate concerned individuals about struggles throughout the world for human rights. These stories will be told at 7 p.m. each Tuesday in February beginning Feb. 5 at Slayter Auditorium (200 Ridge Road). The films are free and open to the public.
Sledding Hill - Infirmary Mound Park, Granville. Do you want to venture out and enjoy the sun and snow? If you answered yes, pack up the kids, a sled or two and check out the Licking Park District's sledding hill! The sledding area is located on the hill overlooking Mirror Lake at Infirmary Mound Park. To access the sledding hill, visitors should park in the shelter #6 parking area and follow the Mirror Lake Trail located north of the parking area. Visitors can utilize the sledding hill, conditions permitting, from 8:30 a.m. until dusk seven days a week. If careening down an embankment is not your idea of fun, the Licking Park District facilities are also excellent areas to crosscountry ski, hike or snow shoe. All trails are accessible seven days a week, conditions permitting, from 8:30 a.m. until dark. Trailheads at each facility are marked and maps are available at information kiosks, Park District Headquarters or at www.lickingparkdistrict.com.
Columbus ProMusica Chamber Orchestra - Denison University, Granville. Columbus ProMusica Chamber Orchestra will perform at 8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 11, at Swasey Chapel (200 Chapel Drive). Under the direction of Music Director Timothy Russell and featuring guest artist Natasha Paremski, the concert is sponsored by the Shackelford Foundation and is free and open to the public.
Blues Master Scott Ainslie - Denison University, Granville. Music historian, author, master of the blues Scott Ainslie is deeply grounded in the many traditions of the blues. His performances reflectboth his knowledge of and passion for the blues. Blues Revue Magazine notes. His guitar playing is well-roundedit's always as strong rhythmically as it is melodically, and it's always inventive. Even better, Ainslie can really sing. Scott Ainslie performs at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19, at Burke Recital Hall (240 West Broadway). The performance is free and open to the public.
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; calling (740) 345- LIVE (5483); or online at www. midlandtheatre.org.
• Romeo and Juliet- Friday, Jan. 4, 8 pm
Tickets: $65, $50, $40, $30 and $15. "St. Petersburg Ballet Theatre will take the stage with Romeo and Juliet on Friday, January 4, 2008, at 8:00 p.m. The full-length ballet is set to the music of Sergei Prokofiev. The company, under the artistic direction of Yuri Petukhov, is the younger "sibling" of the Kirov and the Bolshoi Ballet Theatre, founded over 41 years ago. One of the most distinguished classical companies in Russia, they have toured in more than 50 countries.
• Toxic Audio- Friday, Jan. 25, 7:00 p.m. Tickets: $25.00, $15.00 and $10.00, The Family Series continues with the boundless talent of Toxic Audio. Exploring the boundaries of the human voice, Toxic Audio is a five-member theatrical vocal band that electrifies audiences with tight harmonies, improv comedy, vocal sound effects, and unique visuals. Their repertoire is an eclectic mix of musical styles including pop, jazz, hip-hop, and even country. Using only their mouths, they can mimic drums, guitars and horns and even turn
cough and a sneeze into a slick back-beat. The dialogue-less show combines original skits, quirky musical numbers, improv, and the occasional back flip, in a style often compared to the productions of Stomp and Blue Man Group.