Things to do…
Dawes Arboretum - Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70.
Arbor Day Festival, Saturday, April 26, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. At last! It's Arbor Day! Festival activities usher in spring and summer at The Arboretum, our busiest times. This Arbor Day Festival is an opportunity to learn about and show appreciation for what Mother Nature gives us and to spend a spring day enjoying the outside. An array of activities and educational displays go on all day, including tree climbing and kid's crafts. Admission is free!
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.
Licking Park District - Licking County. For more information, call (740) 587-2535.
• April 25: Senior Ramble: Join Ohio Nature Education on this hike through Morris Woods State Nature Preserve. Participants will hit the trail in search of migrating birds and blooming wildflowers.A brief introduction before the hike will include a look at various bird study skins and even a couple of live birds. Stretch your mind and your legs on this enjoyable walk. Binoculars will be provided. Morris Woods State Nature Preserve. 10 a.m.
Newark Earthworks Day - Newark. Newark Earthworks Day, May 3, brings artists and dancers, Aztecs and Indians, scholars and school children from England and Mexico and across America. A full day of exhibits and presenters at the OSU-Newark will culminate that evening in the re-opening of the museum at the Great Circle Earthworks, 455 Hebron Road (Ohio 79), Heath. Contact: Greater Licking County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Phone: (800) 589-8224, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Octagon Open House - Newark. Programming on May 4 from noon to 4 p.m. Guided tours of the Octagon Earthworks by Ohio Historical Society staff and volunteers will be offered at noon and 3:15 p.m. Carol Welsh of NAICCO will display and discuss corn husk dolls as a Native American art form at 1:15 p.m. At 2 p.m., Mark Welsh of NAICCO will offer Native American storytelling. Flint knapping, plant and garden information will be on display. Octagon Earthworks, is on the grounds of Moundbuilders Country Club, 125 N. 33rd St., Newark. Contact: Jim Kingery, Phone: (800) 600-7178, Web: www.ohiohistory.org/places/newarkearthworks/ greatCircle.cfm
JEGS/T-100 Wednesday - National Trail Raceway, Hebron. Jegs and T-100 invite you to race your car or motorcycle or come to watch the ET racing excitement! A great break in the middle of the week, race for just $15 or $10 to watch! Gates open at 5pm. Event runs on MOST Wednesday nights. Check complete event schedule at www.nationaltrailraceway.com,
"Into the Woods" - Denison University, Granville. In its next production, the Denison Singer's Theatre Workshop will embark on a journey exploring the consequences of classic fairy tale characters' quests. The group will present two student performances of the award-winning musical at 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 26, and Sunday, April 27, in Burke Recital Hall (240 West Broadway St.). The event is free and open to the public. "Into the Woods," with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, was inspired by Bruno Bettelheim's 1976 book, "The Uses of Enchantment." The musical combines the plots of several Brothers Grimm fairy tales. The main characters are taken from the stories of "Little Red Riding Hood," "Jack and the Beanstalk," "Rapunzel" and "Cinderella," are tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife and their quest to start a family.