Things to do…
Dawes Arboretum - Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70.
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.
Evergreen Identification: Common Varieties- Saturday, March 22, 10 a.m. - noon, This is an informative class on common evergreens found around central Ohio. The program is held both inside for a slide show and outside to identify plants on grounds. Get to know the difference between pine, spruce, fir,larch and others with the Curator of Conifers, Jeff Bowman. $12/$7 members, reservation required, meet at the Visitors Center
Little Body, Big Mouth- Saturday, March 29, 7 - 8:30 p.m. Would you know a frog egg if you saw one? A toad if you heard one? Try some silly props used to reproduce amphibian calls, and then step out into the twilight to identify the real deal as they sing. $8/$5 members, reservation required
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.
Bicentennial Lecture Series - Newark. The Works will host an illustrated lecture by Ohio author Aaron J. Keirns on Sunday, March 16 at 2:00 p.m. The title of the presentation is: "Flint, Guns & Cigars: A Look at Licking County's Early Industries." Admission is free.
"It's surprising how many diverse industries have come and gone in Licking County over the last 200 years," Keirns said. "This presentation will take a look at a few of the more interesting enterprises and how they reflected the culture of their times."
Doors open at 1:30 p.m. and the lecture begins at 2:00 p.m. The Works is located at 55 S. 1st Street in Newark. 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.
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 Eggstravaganza, 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.
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 personal- ity. An example will be in the library for those wishing to see a finished product. Contact (740) 928-3923.