Things to do…
Dawes Arboretum - Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70.
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 fiveand 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.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day at The Works - Newark. The Works in downtown Newark is normally closed on Mondays but will be open Monday, January 21st from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Since schools will be closed, visitors will be able to explore all the hands-on learning stations at The Works, including the new Zap Lab. The historical exhibits, mastodon display, and glassblowing studio will also be open.
The Works: Ohio Center for History, Art & Technology is located at 55 S. 1st Street in Newark. Normal hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sundays, noon to 5:00 p.m. Admission is $2 for children, $6 for adults and $4 for seniors. Works' members are admitted free. For more information, call 740-349-9277 or visit www.attheworks.org.
7th Annual Granville Culinary Festival - Newark. The Rotary Club of Granville offers central Ohio residents an opportunity to beat the winter blues. The festival is Sunday, January 27, at the Cherry Valley Lodge from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The charity event features cuisine from top chefs and restaurants throughout Central Ohio including the Cherry Valley Lodge and Granville Inn. It includes silent and live auctions featuring sports memorabilia including autographed OSU footballs and basketballs, golf packages and special packages. Proceeds from the event will benefit the programs and charitable causes of the Rotary Club of Granville. Tickets are $25 per person for general admission and $40per person for reserved seating. Tickets may be purchased from any Granville Rotarian or at the Granville Inn. For more information, call Russ Edgington at (740) 587-2535.
Global Climate Discussion - Denison University, Granville. How could global climate change affect human experience? What does a northward shift of animal and plant species mean to society? What economic and political forces could be affected? These and other questions will be explored by a panel held at at 7:30 p.m., on Wednesday, Jan. 30, at Slayter Auditorium (200 Ridge Road). Nan Jenks-Jay, the dean of environmental studies at Middlebury College, will join the global warming panel whose members embrace a wide variety of disciplines. Taking part in the discussion will be political science professor Jim Pletcher, Rebecca Homan from the department of biology, professor of geosciences Tod Frolking, professor of economics Quentin Duroy and professor of philosophy Steve Vogel. Admission is free and open to the public.
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.
Film Series: Axis of Evil: Aftershocks- Denison University, Granville.
• Halfmoon - 6 p.m., Tues., Jan. 22 at Higley Auditorium (100 Ridge Road). Free and open to the public.
• Passions, Syria. Directed by Mohammad Malas, 7 p.m., Tues., Jan. 29 at Higley Auditorium (100 Ridge Road). Free and open to the public.
• Underexposure, Iraq. Directed by Oday Rasheed, 7 p.m., Tues., Feb. 5 at Higley Auditorium (100 Ridge Road). Free and open to the public.
For further information call 740-587-6255.
"Elvis Fling" - Newark. Elvis impersonator Mel Wallace will appear at the Licking County Aging Program's "Elvis Fling" starting at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 25. Lunch will be served TV-dinner style and will be a replica of the first TV dinner menu. The lunch line-up includes meat loaf, mashed potatoes, vegetables and a birthday cake dedicated to Presley. Seniors are encouraged to dress up in the styles of the 1950s. For reservations or transportation inquiries call 345- 0821 or 1-800-452-0097.
LCAP 's Valentine Dance - Newark. Join us from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.on Thursday, Feb. 7. Dinner is served at 5:30 p.m. followed by a two-hour concert by John Rechel. The menu includes country-fried steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans and red velvet cake. Tickets for the event are $7 and can be purchased at the receptionist desk at Zerger Hall. For more information call 345-0821 or 1- 800-452-0097.
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 cross-country 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.
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.
• 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 a 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.
• Cinderella's Mice- Friday, Feb. 8, 7:00 pm, Tickets: $15.00, $12.50 and $7.50, Cinderella's Mice is a fresh, frivolous take on a time-honored fairy tale. Centering on Spencer, a little mouse with big dreams, whose exciting plans for the royal ball just like his friend Cinderella are dashed when the fairy godmother turns him and his sister Mitzi into horses! This musical production shows that even the smallest characters in a story can make a big difference. Children's theatre is a core component of New York City-based Vital Theatre Company's cast of six actor/singer/ dancers. This show is supported by The Granville Foundation.