Things to do…
Dawes Arboretum - Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70.
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. to February 11. 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. 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. 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.
"Freedom on My Mind" - Denison University, Granville. GRANVILLE Denison University is commemorating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a monthlong filmseries. The second installment is the documentary "Freedom on My Mind," which tells the story of the 1960's Mississippi freedom and suffrage movement led by young activists. John Jackson, professor in the black studies department, will introduce the filmat 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 7, in Herrick Auditorium (500 West Loop). The filmis free and open to the public.
Gender in Politics - Denison University, Granville. Francine D'Amico, author of "Women at War: Personnel Policies of State Militaries," will speak at Denison University at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 28, at the Burton Morgan Center (150 Ridge Road). D'Amico's talk, titled "Gender in the War on Terror," will consider roles and media depictions of men and women in the war on terror. The convocation is free and open to the public.
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.
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.
• 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.
Faculty Lecture Series - OSUNewark. Mitchell Lerner, Ph.D. opens the series on Thursday, February 7. Lerner will discuss changing views of President Lyndon Johnson in the Reese Center Ballroom from 7 - 8 p.m. Dr. Lerner will address how recently-released secret recordings of phone conversations and high-level meetings that Johnson taped while in the White House have changed views of Johnson. He will demonstrate some of the ways that our understanding of this critical presidency is changing because of these new materials. The lecture series is free and open to the public.
Denison Bluegrass Festival - Granville. Mention the names Bobby Hicks, David Grier and the Steel Drivers to a bluegrass buff and you'll have their attention. These bluegrass stars will perform, along with the Andy Carlson Band, at the Denison Bluegrass Festival, to be held over two evenings, at 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 1, and at 7:30 on Saturday, Feb. 2, both at Burke Hall (240 West Broadway). The festival is free and open to the public.