Things to do…
Dawes Arboretum - Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70.
Maple Syrup Madness - SaturNow to 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
Pruning Practicum: Rejuvenation Saturday, March 15, 9 - 11 a.m. Improve the look and health of your landscape. Learn how to maintain a natural appearance of your shrubs by observing a practiced expert- or borrow a pruning tool and get some hands-on experience if you wish! $15/$10 members, reservation required, meet at the Visitors Center.
Night Hike- Friday, March 21, 7:30 - 9:30 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. If the sky is clear, the full moon will be in plain view! Free, meet at the Visitors Center Deck
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.
Prairie Exploration Day - The Wilds, Cumberland. Getting cabin fever a bit early this year? Then join in on Prairie Exploration Day at the Wilds Saturday, March 8. The Wilds' conservation education staff will guide participants through the expansive prairie lands at the Wilds. Observe the bison herd, learn about the history of tall grass, hike some of the hills in search of grassland owls, sharpen your skills in winter plant identification,and collect dried grassland plants for your own identificationbouquet.
Enjoy lunch around a campfire (weather permitting), and a prespring walkabout on the Wilds with some moderate hiking.
The Prairie Exploration Day program begins at 10 a.m. and will go to 3 p.m.
Advance reservations are required to attend, and must be made by March 6. Early registration is recommended. Call 740-638-5030 x2286.
Cost is $12 for adults and $6 for children under 12. Participants bring their own lunch. Coffee and hot chocolate will be provided. The event will be mostly outdoors, so participants should dress for the weather.
Tech Week's Tune in at Your Library- Buckeye Lake Library. Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to enjoy a celebration of music and technology, Tuesday, March 4 at 4 p.m., in a night of rating new albums, karaoke, and a trivia race! Contact (740) 928-0472.
St. Patrick's Day Party - Buckeye Lake Library. Join the Buckeye Lake Library for a St. Patrick's Day Party on Monday, March 17th from 5-6 p.m. We will be playing Pot-o-Gold Toss, St. Patrick's Day Memory Game, and enjoying green food and beverages. Contact (740) 928-0472.
Create a Collage - Hebron Library. Local artist Mary Woodward will guide teens through the process of creating their very own collage at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 21. Students are to bring with them personal items (letters, charms, awards, etc.) which can be used in a collage. These should be things that reflectthe individuals life and personality. An example will be in the library for those wishing to see a finished product. Contact (740) 928-3923.
"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 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.
• 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.
• California Guitar Trio- Friday, March 7, 8:00 pm, All tickets $27.50.
The final Stage Door Cabaret Series event features the incomparable California Guitar Trio. With stunning virtuosity and a sly sense of humor, this trio covers a whirlwind of instrumental styles fusing classical rock, blues, jazz, world music, progressive and even surf. Significantlycrossing over in the progressive, acoustic and classical music scenes has earned them a rabid following and wide notoriety. Notably, CGT music was featured on the television coverage of the 1998, 2000, 2002 and 2004 Olympics, and also on CBS, NBC, CNN and ESPN TV programs.
Music Fest Friday - Buckeye Lake. Music fest every Friday night 7 p.m., Buckeye Lake Music Hall, live music, open mic., 5179 Walnut Road, beside Mt. Carmel Catholic- Church, free admission.
Exhibits The World of Money - Columbus. The Ohio Historical Center presents, Once Upon A Dime: The World of Money, through April 1, Tuesday-Wednesday 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Thursday 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday-Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday noon.-5 p.m., Adults $7. Students $3. Children 5 and under free. Parking $4, 1982 Velma Ave., Columbus 614-297-2300 or 800- 686-6124, visit www.ohiohistory. org, Peek into a bank vault, follow the story of money from barter to today's digital dollars and learn how you spend, save and invest money through a series of hands-on activities and interactive exhibits. Watch an actual coin being pressed. Feel the weight of $20 in pennies and see how many coins it would take to buy a car. Experience the challenges of barter first-hand by imagining you are Captain Robert Treat bartering with Native American Chief Oraton. Decide how much to spend on sneakers and whether or not to pay cash or use credit - and see the financial results of your decision.
Robbins Hunter Teas - Granville. The Robbins Hunter Museum in the Avery Downer House announces its upcoming Friday tea schedule. 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 email@example.com.
Future teas include:
• Friday, March 14: Easter Collectibles with Charles Bachmann
• Friday, April 11: "Root" Revealed with Ann Lowder