Things to do…
Dawes Arboretum - Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70.
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.
Dennis Channel Benefit - Thornport. Help support Dennis and his family in battle against cancer. Join your neighbors for a benefit spaghetti dinner from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 30 at AMVETS Post 51, Thornport. Cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children under 12. Everyone is welcome.
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.
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.
A knotical yarn - Denison University, Granville. Mathematician and humorist Colin Adams will lecture as Sir Randolph Bacon III, presenting "Blown Away: What Knot to do When Sailing," at 7:30 p.m., on Thursday, March 27, in the Burton D. Morgan Center lecture hall (150 Ridge Road). No nautical or mathematical background is needed to enjoy this lecture, though a sense of humor will be helpful. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Nature walk - Denison University, Granville. Join Denison biology professor Tom Schultz on a morning walk through Denison's Bioreserve (1258 North Street) at 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 12. Schultz is a nature and bird enthusiast whose interests also lie in animal coloration and signals, the evolution of animal defense mechanisms and the behavioral patterns of insects. The guided nature walk is free and open to the public, and if there are any questions pertaining to the weather on the day of the walk, contact Marlaine Browning at 587-740-6206 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
April Fool's Hike - Infirmary Mound Park. Join Licking Park District staff on April 5 at Infirmary Mound Park's shelter #6 beginning at 2:00 p.m. for an April Fool's Hike. Celebrate the beginning of spring on a very unique hike. Participants will join a naturalist as they venture down the trails looking for April Fools. Everyone who spots a fool during the hike will win a prize. For more information, please call the Licking Park District Headquarters at (740) 587-2535, or check us out on the web at www. lickingparkdistrict.com.
Nature Tots - William C. Kraner Nature Center. Grab your toddler and bring them to the next addition of the Nature Tots Series on April 3 at 10:00 a.m to learn more about Those Bee-Utiful Bees. Ohio Nature Eduation and the Licking Park District team up to explore the life of a honey bee and discover why bees are so beneficial.If we are lucky, the queen may turn one special child into a honey bee! Participants will be able to touch animal fur and study skins before meeting live animal ambassadors. For more information, please contact the Licking Park District Headquarters at (740) 587-2535 or visit www. lickingparkdistrict.com!
Gender and politics in the Middle East - Denison University, Granville. Mervat F. Hatem, a professor of political science at Howard University in Washington, D.C., will speak at Denison about gender and politics in the Middle East, and give feminist critiques of international relations. Hatem's lecture is on Friday, April 4, at 4:30 p.m. in the Burton D. Morgan Lecture Hall (150 Ridge Road). The lecture is free and open to the public.
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.
Bluegrass Ensemble - Denison University, Granville. Andy Carlson and Casey Cook will direct the spring Bluegrass Ensemble at 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 5, in the Burke Recital Hall (240 West Broadway). Carlson is renowned, both in the local community and in the music community, as a violin musician and teacher in classical and fiddle traditions. Cook is a recording artist and bluegrass guitar instructor at Denison known for his flatpicking style. The concert is free and open to the public.
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, $50, $40, $30 and $20.
• America- Friday, April 11, 8:00 p.m. Tickets: $75, $65, $45, $30 and $20.
Latin Jazz Concert - Denison University, Granville. Denison Professor Tom Carroll and Seth Rogers will direct the Latin Jazz Percussion Ensemble and Jazz Combo. The concert is at 9 p.m. on Wednesday, April 9, in The Roost on the third floor of Slayter Hall (200 Ridge Road). This concert is free and open to the public.