Things to do…
Dawes Arboretum - Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70.
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 sweet-smelling 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 2pm. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Free, start at the log cabin.
Seed Starting for Beginners- Saturday, March 8, (registration closes March 6), 9 - 11 a.m. Starting from seed opens a whole new world of plants, from common to exotic. It's easy and costs less than buying plants at a nursery. This program will demystify the seed starting process for beginners. Botanical facts, techniques for successful germination, hardening off and transplanting will all be covered. PLUS- all supplies and an interesting variety of seeds will be provided so that each student will be able to prepare and take home a full, planted tray of annuals, perennials or vegetables of their choice! $25/$15 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.
Tack Swap - Hebron. Show clothes and equipment, tack and much more are available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 23 at the Hebron American Legion Hall. Pick up some great bargains! $1 admission fee with refreshments available. Proceeds benefit Stablemates 4-H Club.
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.
Tech Week's Tune In- Buckeye Lake Library, Tuesday, March 4, 4 p.m., Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to enjoy a celebration of music and technology in a night of rating new albums, karaoke, and a trivia race! Contact (740) 928-0472.
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, thickskinned, blindly-follow-the-leader animals- and our responsibility to oppose them.
"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.
• 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.