Things to do…
Dawes Arboretum - Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70.
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.
Dinosaur expert Paul Sereno, - Denison University, Granville. Denison's biology department is hosting a lecture by renowned University of Chicago paleontologist Paul Sereno. His talk, "Dinosaurs on Drifting Continents," will be at 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 20, in Swasey Chapel (200 Chapel Drive). The event is free and open to the public. Discoverer of dinosaurs on fivecontinents and leader of dozens of expeditions, Sereno's fieldwork began in 1988 in the foothills of the Andes in Argentina, where his team discovered the first dinosaurs to roam the Earth. He is the author of books and stories in National Geographic and Natural History and is the subject of many documentaries.
Free Tax Preparation - Hebron. Hebron Library is hosting free tax preparation sessions on March 12 and 19. Staff from Americorps Positive Balance will be available for tax preparation and credit/budget counseling. Registration is required. These sessions are sponsored in part by the Licking County Coalition for Housing. Visit Hebron Library at 934 West Main Street or call 740.928.3923 to make an appointment for free tax preparation or budget counseling.
Dino Egg Dig - William C. Kraner Nature Center. Join the Licking Park District at the William C. Kraner Nature Center on Friday, March 21 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. to get your Easter weekend started. The center's mock archaeological dig will be the site for this unique egg hunt. For a $2.00 fee, young visitors can search for Dino Eggs filled with candy and small prizes. Visitors should bring a hand trowel and be prepared to get dirty so please bring a change of clothes and towels. Pre-registration is required, for time slots at 10:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 2:30 p.m. The deadline to register is March 14, so call now to reserve your spot! Visitors can also eat lunch with the Easter Bunny for a $3.00 fee. Peter Cottontail will be at the Nature Center from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. For more information, please call the Licking Park District at (740) 587-2535.
Easter Egg-Stravaganza - Infirmary Mound Park, Granville. Bring your family to Infirmary Mound Park on Saturday, March 22 for the Licking Park District's annual Easter Egg-stravaganza, featuring an egg hunt for all ages; the young and young at heart. There is a $2.00 fee per participant. Registration begins at 1:30 p.m. at shelter house #5 with events beginning at 2:00 p.m. The egg hunting will start promptly at 3:00 p.m. Your family can take part in Easter egg games, an Easter bonnet contest, face painting, a petting zoo, and pony rides (for an additional fee). Limited food and drink will be available. Over 5,000 candy and prize filled eggs will be waiting, ready to be scooped up and enjoyed. Everyone has a chance to take home prizes, candy, and a truly memorable experience. For more information, please call the Licking Park District at (740) 587-2535 and don't forget to visit us on the web at www.lickingparkdistrict.com.
Spanish Theatrical Production - Denison University, Granville. The Superior School of Dramatic Art presents "No hay burlas con el amor" at 8 p.m., Weds., March 19, Ace Morgan Auditorium. Free and open to the public. Seating limited. Contact Liz Barringer-Smith at (740) 587-6643 for reservations. Bilingual text in pdf available.
Homeschool Explorations - William C. Kraner Nature Center. Join the Licking Park District and Ohio Nature Education on March 11 at 1:00 p.m. at the William C. Kraner Nature Center for the first program in the 2008 series of Homeschool Explorations series. Ohio Nature Education will share a fun, literature based program that explores a season in the life of the Eastern Bluebird to kick off the very popular series. Participants will also study other cavity nesting birds of Ohio and how they can provide homes for them. Study skins, nests and live predators animal ambassadors will also be in attendance. For more information, please call the Licking Park District at (740) 587-2535, or visit www. lickingparkdistrict.com.
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.
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.
• 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.
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. 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.