Things to do…
Dawes Arboretum - Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70.
Night Hike- Friday, February 15, 6:30 - 8:30 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
Tykes Program: Groundhogs, Whistlepigs and Woodchucks- Saturday, February 16, 10 a.m. - noon. Bring your guardian and get ready to meet this native species of Ohio to findout what they do, who they are and why they have been so successful in raising their families here. Examine preserved specimens and make a craft to take home. $5/$3 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 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. 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.
Teen Chat - Buckeye Lake. Teens in grades 6 -12 are invited to discuss art. books, games, movies, music, websites and other pop culture from 3:30 - 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 19 at the Buckeye Lake Library. Free pizza, courtesy of the Pizza Cottage, will be served. Visit the Buckeye Lake Library at 41 West First Street or call 740.928.0472 for more information.
Junior Detective School - Buckeye Lake. Junior detectives in grades 2 through 6 should come to the Buckeye Lake Library at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 20 for an evening of mystery solving. Young detectives will dust ofr fingerprints, analyze handwriting, decipher codes and much more. Visit the Buckeye Lake Library at 41 West First Street or call 740.928.0472 for more information.
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.
Feeling burned out? Is anxiety overwhelming your life? - Denison University, Granville. Learn all about the theoretical implications of stress and how to cope with it. Susan Folkman, an internationally recognized professor of medicine from the University of California, San Francisco will speak about "Beyond Stress: Positive Emotions and the Stress Process," at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 11, in the Burton Morgan Auditorium (150 Ridge Road). The lecture is free and open to the public.
A new look at President Lyndon Johnson - OSU-Newark. The Faculty Lecture Series opens withMitchell Lerner, Ph.D. on Thursday, February 7. Lerner will discuss changing views of President Lyndon Johnson in the Reese Center Ballroom from 7 - 8 pm with a reception to follow from 8 - 9 pm. Lerner will address how recently-released secret recordings of phone conversations and highlevel meetings that Johnson taped while in the White House have changed views of Johnson. The lecture series is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 740.364.9635 or visit www.newark.osu.edu.
The Craft of Writing - OSUNewark. Lee K. Abbott, will read from his work and speak on the craft of writing on Wednesday, February 13 at 7:30 pm in Hopewell Hall, room 66. Abbott is the author of six collections of short fiction, including the St. Lawrence Awardwinning "The Heart Never Fits Its Wanting" and the highly praised "Love Is the Crooked Thing." His stories have appeared in The Atlantic, The Georgia Review and Story Quarterly, among others, and have been reprinted in "The Best American Short Stories," edited by John Updike. The event is free and open to the public, with a reception to follow. For more information, call Elizabeth Weiser at 740.366.9175.
Author Tony D'Souza - Denison University, Granville. Author Tony D'Souza will discuss his award-winning novel "Whiteman," along with his other fiction writing, as a part of the Harriet Ewens Beck Fund Visiting Writers Series. D'Souza will be speaking on Tuesday, Feb. 12, at 8 p.m. in the Barney-Davis Board Room (200 West Loop.) The discussion is free and open to the public.
Feminist Carol Cohn - Denison University, Granville. Dr. Carol Cohn, executive director of the Boston Consortium on Gender, Security and Human Rights, will speak at Denison University at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 6, at the Burton Morgan Lecture Hall (150 Ridge Loop). The lecture is free and open to the public.
Poet Terrance Hayes - Denison University, Granville. "This ink. This name. This blood. This blunder." So begins "Wind In a Box," a poem by Terrance Hayes, a Beck visiting writer speaking at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 6, at the Barney- Davis Board Room (200 West Loop). National Poetry Series winner Hayes will be reading poetry from his new book as well as his previous books. The reading is free and open to the public.
'Cocktails by the Fire' - Newark. The Works in downtown Newark will hold its third annual "Cocktails by the Fire" fundraiser on February 9, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. This year's event will feature a Paris theme. Billed as an "adult date night," the exclusive social event will include cocktails, live music, food, and glassblowing demonstrations in The Glass Works Studio.
The evening's featured glass artist will be Dawson R. Kellogg, fine arts assistant professor and glassblowing instructor at the Columbus College of Art & Design. The event will include music by pianist Ryan Moore, a cash bar, heavy hors d'oeuvres, chocolate dessert, coffee bar and a signature cocktail created especially for the event. Tickets are $25 for Works' members, $30 for non-members. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by calling The Works at (740) 349-9277 or by visiting the museum at 55 South First Street in Newark. For more information, visit www.attheworks.org.
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.
Double Reed Day - Denison Universisty, Granville. The musical spotlight will shine on bassoons, oboes and English horns, the trio of often-neglected double reed instruments, from 1 to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9, in the Burke Recital Hall (240 West Broadway) and Burton Hall (241 West College). The event is free and open to the public.
"Country Rhythm and Blues" - Millersport. The Millersport Community Theatre presents "Country Rhythm and Blues" 2008 minstrel show on February 29th and March 1st at 7:30 pm. The annual performance will be held at the Millersport District Auditorium, 11850 Lancaster Street. Doors open at 7 pm. All tickets are $9. Order tickets online at www.theatreconnection. biz or call 740-467-2669.
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.
• 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.