Things to do…
Dawes Arboretum - Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70.
Evergreen Identification: Uncommon Varieties- Saturday, November 8, 10 a.m. - noon. This is an informative class on identifying many uncommon conifers in the landscape. Learn how to tell the difference between a Cephalotaxus, Cryptomeria and a Sciadopitys. Participants will meet at the Visitors Center for a slide show and then take a van ride to the Conifer Glen. $12/$8 members. Reservation required, meet at the Visitors Center
Night Hike- Friday, November 21, 5:30 - 7:30 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. 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.
Licking Park District - Licking County. Here are some upcoming events. For more information, call (740) 587-2535 or visit www. lickingparkdistrict.com.
• Nov. 7 - Art Show Opening- Local artist Kathy Anderson will be featured artist. William C. Kraner Nature Center.
• Nov 11 - Join the Licking Park District and Ohio Nature Education at 1:00 p.m. at the William C. Kraner Nature Center for final program in the Homeschool Explorations series. Ohio Nature Education and Homeschool Explorers will determine if weather lore is fact or fiction while exploring how wild animals deal with the changing season. Through hands on activities Homeschool explorers will learn if animals can really predict the weather. Live animal ambassadors will also be in attendance.
• Nov. 20, History Kids Club IV: Native Harvest- Try squash, venison, mussel soup, gruel, and much more during this unique celebration of Licking County's heritage. $3.00 per person or $10.00 per family. Space is limited and registration is required by November 6. Infirmary Mound Park, James Bradley Center, 6 p.m.
Fall Story Times - Buckeye Lake. Fall Story Times at the Buckeye Lake Library are scheduled every Monday at 11:00 am through November 10th. Call (740) 928- 0472 for more information.
Preschoolers Story Time - Hebron. Stories, games, songs and crafts are being planned for children ages 3-5 every Tuesday at 11 a.m. through November 11 at the Hebron Library. Call (740) 928-3923 for more information.
Tips for Tots - Thornport. Help brighten Christmas for area needy children on Friday, Nov. 1 at AMVETS POST 51 in Thornport. The fun starts at 7 p.m. Live auction. Call (740) 467-3120 for more information or to donate auction items.
Columbus International Festival - Columbus. November 8-9, Veterans Memorial, Saturday 10 a.m.-10 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m.- 6 p.m.. Admission: Adults $7, Students and Seniors $5, Children 6-12 - $2 and children under 5 free. Each year, approximately 175-200 booths representing nearly 75 cultures offer arts, crafts, entertainment and food. Two performance states offer continuous entertainment throughout the festival, and a children's area offers international arts, crafts and demonstrations for youths of all ages. Visit www.unacol. org for more information.
Pancake Breakfast - Thurston. The Thurston-Walnut Township Fire Department will hold a pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Nov. 15 at the fire station. Donations accepted. Free blood pressure checks will be offered and the Thurston-Walnut Township Firefighters Association will be taking orders for address signs and T-shirts.
C-TEC Annual Craft Show- Newark. The Career and Technology Education Center (C-TEC) of Licking County will host its annual craft show on Nov. 8, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., at 150 Price Road in Newark.There will be a large selection of homemade arts and crafts, collectibles and holiday items. A variety of foods will be available for purchase. Admission is $1.
Veterans Honors Ceremony- Newark. The 12th annual ceremony will be held at Zerger Hall Senior Center, 745 E. Main St. starting at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 10. Janice Wheaton, a 20-year Navy veteran, will be the guest speaker. She currently works at the Licking County Veterans Service Commission.
The ceremony will feature the Roll Call of Honors where the names of deceased military personnel are remembered. Persons who wish to add the names of friends or relatives to the list can fill out a form at the Zerger Hall receptionist desk. A sandwich-and-beverage reception will follow.
Last chance for Marjorie Morrow Exhibit - Bexley. Hebron native and New York City resident Marjorie Morrow exhibits her recent paintings at Art Access Gallery, 540 E. Drexel Ave. Bexley, through Nov. 8. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday 11-5 and Saturday 11-4. Call (6140 338-8325 or visit www.artacessgallery.com for more information.
Brenda Sue's Country Fixin's and Central Ohio Opry - Hebron. Brenda Sue's Country Fixin's and Central Ohio Opry is now open with great food and great music, across from Lakewood Middle School on US 40, contact (740) 407-5017, Thursday and Friday nights, Bluegrass, 7 to 9 p.m., Saturday nights it's Brenda Sue, 6 to 9 p.m. Truckers welcome. Bring the family.
"Mugsy and Me" - Millersport. Speakeasy 20's Dinner Theatre at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 13, Friday, Nov. 14 and Saturday, Nov. 15 in the Millersport High School music room. Enjoy a full course dinner and great entertainment. Seating is limited to 60 each night and reservations are required. Tickets are $25 single and $40 per couple. Call 467-2669 or 467- 2029 for reservations. The show is sponsored by the Millersport HIgh School Illumination Show Choir.
Denison University Theatre - Granville. Performance time is 8 p.m in Ace Morgan Theatre, 211 W. College St.. Call theatre box office at (740) 587-6527 for ticket prices and availability.
• Something's Afoot: November 13-15 & 17-20. In this wild musical spoof of Agatha Christie's Ten Little Indians, Lord Dudley Rancour has invited some guests to his English country house for a marvelous weekend. But when the butler announces that Rancour is dead, it's obvious that something is definitely afoot. So whodunit?