Things to do…
Dawes Arboretum - Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70.
Birds at Your Feeder and Bird Walk - Saturday, February 23, 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 Visitors Center and outdoors.
Compost for Beginners & Beyond - Saturday, February 23, 9 - 10 a.m. Let it rot! That's the premise behind this one-hour class which leads you through the basics of backyard composting. We'll go through the dos and don'ts and before long…you'll be a rotting expert! $10/$5 members, reservation required, meet at the Visitors Center.
Maple Syrup Madness - Saturday, February 23 - Saturday, March 8, Monday - Saturday, 10 a.m .- 4 p.m., Sunday, 1 - 4 p.m. From treetop to tabletop, the history of syrup production is fascinating. The Maple Trail leads curious hikers from the Shelter House to the Log Cabin where they'll finda crackling fire, lots of sweetsmelling steam and samples of syrup. Guide yourself down the Maple Trail or take part in a guided tour starting at the Shelter House on Saturdays at 2 p.m. Group tours are also available on weekdays as well. If you have a group and would like to schedule a tour, please call or e-mail to make a reservation- 740.323.2355 or information@ dawesarb.org. Free, start at the log cabin.
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.
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.
Cookbook Club - Buckeye Lake Library. Monday, Feb. 25, 6 PM, Join us Monday, Feb. 25, 6 p.m. at the Buckeye Lake library. February's cookbook is The Healthy College Cookbook by Alexandra Nimetz. Visit the Buckeye Lake Library at 41 West First Street or call 740.928.0472 for more information.
Valentine's Dance - Buckeye Lake. Saturday, Feb. 16, 7 p.m. at 5179 Walnut Road, across the street from the Buckeye Lake Police Department. For more information, contact (740) 281-9771.
The Works is open Presidents Day- Newark. The Works in downtown Newark is normally closed on Mondays but will be open on Presidents Day, Monday, February 18th, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. In partnership with Park National Bank, members of the bank's "Parky Kid's Club" will be admitted to The Works free on Presidents Day by showing their Parky Kid's Club membership card. Regular admission to The Works is $2 for children, $4 for senior citizens and $6 for adults. Admission is free for members of The Works. Normal museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sundays (through April), noon to 5:00 p.m. For more information, call The Works at (740) 349-9277 or visit the web site at www.attheworks.org.
"Wild Women Don't Get
the Blues" - Denison University Granville. This filmbrings Bessie Smith, Ethel Waters, and Ma Rainey to life at at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21, at Herrick Auditorium (500 West Loop). Free and open to the public.
Denison University Theatre - Granville. For ticket information, call (740) 587-6266.
• Rhinoceros by Eugene Ionesco, February 22-23, 26-March 1, This most famous of all "absurdist" plays tells the story of a French town wherein the citizens, one by one, are changed into rhinoceroses. Berenger, an average citizen, first tries to ignore it, then dismisses it as unimportant- but when he ends up the only human being left, and he concludes he will have to fight the rhinos. A strange, darkly comic tale of the herd instinct that turns ordinary human beings into unthinking, beady-eyed, thick-skinned, blindlyfollow the-leader animals- and our responsibility to oppose them.
Sojourner Truth: Destiny's Traveler - Newark. The Newark Main Library presents Annette Jefferson's historical portrayal of Sojourner Truth, Feb. 17, 3 p.m. She will share Truth's amazing life story through personal anecdotes, songs and stories. Truth was an ordinary women who did extraordinary things. After gaining her freedom from slavery, she traveled the country becoming a champion for the rights of women and African-Americans. Contact Carla Roberts 740.349.5570, Registration is requested.
Johnny Clem - Newark. Johnny Clem was born in 1851 in Newark, Ohio. At age ten he ran away and joined the Union Army as a drummer boy and became the youngest soldier to serve in America's Civil War. Newark historian and poet, James P. Lukens will give a lecture, titled "Johnny Clem: Drummer Boy of Chickamauga, Local Hero," at The Works museum in Newark on Sunday, February 17. The event is part of The Works' Bicentennial Lecture Series, celebrating Licking County's bicentennial. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. and the lecture begins at 2:00 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. Admission is free.
Clem, who is believed to have been born in a house that still stands on Harrison Street in Newark, went on to become the youngest non-commissioned officerin the Army. He retired in 1916 as a major general, the last veteran of the Civil War still on active duty at the time.
For more information, call The Works at (740) 349-9277 or visit the web site at www.attheworks.org.
"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. 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 Heisey Wind Ensemble - Denison University, Granville. The first concert of the second semester is "The Human Experience" at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23, in Swasey Chapel (200 Chapel Drive). The concert is open to the public and admission is $10 for adults, $5 for students and free for senior citizens and children under 12. Area band directors also have free tickets available for their students.
Sonus Artis String Quartet - Denison University, Granville.
The Ohio-based Sonus Artis String Quartet presents a concert entitled "The Colour of Time." The musicians will perform their own works in addition to a piece composed by Ching-Chu Hu, associate professor of music, at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 24, in the Burke Recital Hall (240 West Broadway). The event is free and open to the public.
The Midland Theatre - Newark. Tickets are available 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.
Mark Twain - Hal Holbrook in "Mark Twain Tonight!" on Wednesday, February 27, 8:00 pm (Rescheduled from November 7, 2007). Tickets: $75.00, $65.00, $45.00, $30.00 and $20.00, The Midland Memories Series will feature a true national treasure, Hal Holbrook's "Mark Twain Tonight!" His portrayal of Mark Twain has delighted and informed audiences for over 45 years. He first won a Drama Desk award for Mark Twain Tonight in 1959, as well as winning a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play in 1966, and an EMMY® Award for its 1967 CBS broadcast. His television, movie, and theatre roles are too numerous to mention, having performed Mark Twain Tonight on Broadway as recently as 2006.
• The Robert Cray Band- Wednesday, March 5 • 8:00 pm, Tickets: $65.00, $50.00, $40.00, $25.00 and $15.00, For thirty-plus years Robert Cray has laid down track after track of good-time, uptown, low-down blues. He's won fiveGRAMMY® awards and been nominated for 11 more and inspired critics to praise his soulful vocal and instrumental artistry.
Robbins Hunter Teas - Granville. The Robbins Hunter Museum in the Avery Downer House announces its upcoming Friday tea schedule. The first in the series is Friday, Feb. 15, noon in the Long Room of the museum. Susan Nash of New Lexington presents "Rug Hooking 101." Nash is an accomplished artist who has several rugs hanging in "Heritage in Wool," a current exhibit at the museum. She will discuss the history of the craft, current techniques, and she will answer questions.
All teas are noon to 2 p.m. and feature special entertainment in the form of short educational programs reflecting the particular theme of the Friday tea. The teas feature three courses of traditional, Victorian tea treats.Cost is $15 per person/$13 per member and includes admission to the museum and house. Reservations are required. Mail check payable to Robbins Hunter Museum to PO Box 183, Granville, Ohio 43023. For more information, contact Ann Lowder at (740) 587-0430 or annlowder@ windstream.net.
Future teas include:
• Friday, March 14: Easter Collectibles with Charles Bachmann
• Friday, April 11: "Root" Revealed with Ann Lowder
Artistry in Wool - Granville. The Robbins Hunter Museum in the Avery Downer House features "Artistry in Wool"--an exhibit of rugs hooked by the Heritage Rug hookers. More than 65 pieces are displayed depicting a varity of designs--animals, flowers, orientals, houses, and people. Women members who are from Granville, Newark, Zanesville, Somerset, and New Lexington make all the rugs. Design inspiration varies from magazine patterns, to special places, and even greeting cards. The exhibit is open Wednesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is free to the public. Tours of the Avery Downer House are available from 1 to 3 p.m., $5 per person, free to members. Contact Ann Lowder (740) 587-0430, firstname.lastname@example.org.