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.
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.
Senior Ramble - Lobdell Reserve. Join Licking Park District staff on Friday, March 28 at Lobdell Reserve at 10:00 a.m. for first Senior Ramble of 2008. This month we will venture through the woods and fields of Lobdell Reserve, stretching your legs and your mind as we enjoy beautiful scenery and try to shake off those winter blues. This exhilarating hike is geared towards our more experienced and mature audiences who want fresh air and exercise. Bring a sack lunch and enjoy a picnic with your new and established friends. Please meet at Lobdell Reserve's Disc Golf parking area at 10:00 a.m. For more information, please call the Licking Park District Headquarters at (740) 587-2535, or check us out on the web at lickingparkdistrict. com.
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.
Giant Egg Hunt - Canal Park, Hebron. Everybody is welcome at New Life Community Church's giant egg hunt from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 22 at Canal Park. There will be over 3,000 eggs plus snacks, a Bounce House, crafts, face painting and pictures with the Easter Bunny.
Easter Egg Hunt - Buckeye Lake Museum, Buckeye Lake. Bring your own basket for fune, eggs and prizes for ages 2 to 10 at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 22.
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.
Story Time - Buckeye Lake. Buckeye Lake Library is hosting Preschool Story Time on Mondays at 11 a.m. to April 7. This story time is aimed at children ages three to fiveand includes stories, songs, finger plays, puppets and crafts. Each session lasts approximately 45 minutes. Story time is free of charge and open to the public. Visit the Buckeye Lake Library at 41 West First Street in Buckeye Lake or call 740.928.0472 for more information.
Story Time - Hebron. The Hebron Library is hosting Preschool Story Time on Tuesdays at 11 a.m. to April 8. This story time is aimed at children ages three to fiveand includes stories, songs, finger plays, puppets and crafts. Each session lasts approximately 45 minutes. Visit the Hebron Library at 934 West Main Street in Hebron or call 740.928.3923 for more information.
Spring Break at The Works - Newark. The Works in downtown Newark will offer special activities for children during Spring Break week, Monday March 24 through Friday March 28 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. daily.
Each day's activities will focus on a particular theme.
Monday's "Flights of Fancy" program will allow youngsters to build airplanes, hover helicopters and launch rockets.
Tuesday and Wednesday will feature The Works' "Spring Break Nationals," where kids can build and race toy cars on The Works' gravity track. This activity is sponsored by National Trail Raceway.
Thursday's program, "Architectural Antics," gives kids a chance to plan, design and test their architectural skills in building towers, skyscrapers and bridges.
"Feel Good Friday" is all about health. Attendees will learn about pulses, blood pressure, food choices from around the world and engage in some physical activities.
The Works will be open 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday during Spring Break week. The special Spring Break activities will take place daily from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. only. Registration is not required. The Works will also be open 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m on Saturday, March 29, and from noon to 5:00 p.m. Sunday, March 30.
The Works is located at 55 S. 1st Street in Newark. Admission is $2 for children, $6 for adults and $4 for seniors. Members of The Works are admitted free. For more information, call The Works at (740) 349-9277 or visit the web site at www.attheworks.org.
Local History Author Showcase - Newark. Newark Public Library is hosting a Local History Author Showcase on April 5 from 1 to 5 p.m. More than 15 authors of books about local history will be signing and selling their books during the event. In addition, each author will speak about his or her book for 10 minutes. Come to the Main Library on April 5, learn about local history and maybe even pick-up a new book for your collection. Call 740.349.5520 or visit the Main Library.
"Fair Trade Coffee in a Free Trade World" - Denison University, Granville. Rick Peyser, Denison class of '72 and director of social advocacy and coffee community outreach for Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, lectures on "Fair Trade Coffee in a Free Trade World," 7:30 p.m., Mon., March 24, Slayter Auditorium (200 Ridge Road). Free and open to the public. Call 740-587- 5727 to confirminformation.
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.
• The Four Freshman and The Four Aces - Friday, April 4, 8:00 p.m. Tickets: $65.00, $50.00, $40.00, $30.00 and $20.00, Since 1950, The Four Aces have been internationally acclaimed as a group not only having produced some of the most beautiful renderings ever, but for being superb showmen as well. The Four Aces have delighted audiences of all ages around the world. Now in their 58th year of performing, The Four Freshmen continue to bring their unique brand of vocal harmony to audiences worldwide. Proving their staying power, in 2000, the Four Freshmen were voted Vocal Group of the Year by Down Beat magazine's readers.
• America- Friday, April 11, 8:00 p.m. Tickets: $75.00, $65.00, $45.00, $30.00 and $20.00, Hits like A Horse With No Name, Sister Golden Hair, Ventura Highway, and Tin Man, will make for an unforgettable experience with musical legends America. Six of America's albums have been certified gold and/or platinum, with their first greatest hits collection, History, eclipsing fourmillion in sales. Their music is a combination of melodic pop rock, folk-jazz elements and slinky rhythms contrasted with a more traditional country-rock approach and highly personal lyrics. The January 2007 release of Here & Now, the band's first major label studio album in over 20 years, highlights the extension of America's legacy in its fourth decade of music-making.
Edgar Myer - Columbus. CAPA presents Edgar Meyer at the Southern Theatre, April 4, 8 p.m. Both a stellar solo artist and innovative composer, double bassist Edgar Meyer began playing bass when he was fiveyears old. After studying under Stuart Sankey, Meyer burst onto the classical music scene in the early 1990s and has been delighting audiences and critics ever since. He is the only bassist to win the Avery Fisher Prize (2000), and he was honored with the MacArthur Genius Award in 2002, among his many other accolades. Known for his genre-crossing collaborations, his latest CD and tour is a departure that showcases Meyer on multiple instruments, layering tracks of piano, banjo, mandolin, dobro, and guitar with his masterful double bass in works of his own creation, tickets are $32.50, $27.50, $22.50, $17.50 contact (614) 469-1045, or visit www. capa.com.