Things to do…
Dawes Arboretum - Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70.
Maple Syrup Madness - Now through Saturday, March 7, Monday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Sundays, 1 - 4 p.m. Free, at the Log Cabin. From treetop to tabletop, the history of syrup production is fascinating. The Maple Trail leads curious hikers from the Shelter House to the Log Cabin where they'll find a crackling fire, lots of sweet-smelling steam and samples of syrup. Guide yourself down the Maple Trail or take part in a guided tour starting at the Shelter House on Saturdays at 2 p.m. Group tours are also available on weekdays as well.
Pruning Practicum: Rejuvenation Saturday, March 21, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., $15/$10 for members, reservation required, meet at the Visitors Center. Proper pruning can save a tree's life, and it can also vastly improve the look of your landscape. Learn how to maintain a natural appearance of your shrubs by observing a practiced expert, Arboretum Director of Horticulture Mike Ecker. If you wish, borrow one of our pruning tools during the class and get some hands-on experience!
Caring for Glass and Porcelain - Saturday, March 28, 10:30 a.m. - noon, $8/$5 members, Daweswood House Museum. The proper care of antique glass and porcelain will ensure that your heirlooms will be in the family for a long time to come. Topics include proper handling, display, cleaning and storage. Selected items from the museum's collections will also be on display.
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.
Chicken Dinner - Millersport. Join the Millersport Fire Association for an after church chicken dinner from noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 8 at the fire station. Enjoy a half chicken, noodles, mashed potatoes, cole slaw, rolls, desserts and a drink for $7 for adults and $3 for children. Everyone welcome including walk-ins! Senior citizen delivery available by calling 467- 2646. Proceeds will be used for station maintenance and equipment purchases.
Food Mystery Book Club - Buckeye Lake. Join us at the Buckeye Lake Library on Tuesday, March 10th from 6-7 p.m. as we discuss Sweet Revenge by Dianne Mott Davidson, and try a sample recipe from the book. This book is currently available for check out at the library. Please call 740.928.0472 for more details.
St. Patrick's Day Family Fun Night - Buckeye Lake. Wear your green and join us in celebrating St. Patrick's Day at the Buckeye Lake Library on Tuesday, March 17th from 5:00-6:00 p.m. We will start out with a story then finish up by playing games that will be fun for the whole family.
Licking Park District - Licking County. Don't miss these Licking Park District events:
• Birds of State- Sat, February 28, 2 - 3:30 p.m., at the William C. Kraner Nature Center. We will celebrate the end of the month of presidents with a patriotic birdthemed program. This program will explore our winged friends through fun activities and themed crafts. Following the program, a short guided hike in search of late winter birds will be offered. Please dress for indoor and outdoor activities. $3.00 per person, $10.00 max per family. Park Express Members Free. 2:00 p.m. Call (740) 587-2535 or via e-mail at mail@lickingparkdistrict. com to register.
• Heavenly Bodies- Sat, February 28, 5:30 - 7 p.m., at the Infirmary Mound Park, James Bradley Center. We kick off the International Year of Astronomy with the first hands-on astronomy program of the year. Join our friends from Ohio Nature Education for fun activities demonstrating the size & scale of our solar system. Weather permitting, participants will step outside to view the stars in the night sky (binoculars & telescope provided). Participants should dress for both indoor & outdoor activities. $3.00 per person, $10.00 max per family, Park Express Members Free. Call (740) 587-2535 or e-mail at mail@ lickingparkdistrict.com to register.
Creating a Wildlife Oasis - Infirmary Mound Park, Granville. Join Park District Naturalist and National Wildlife Federation Backyard Habitat Ambassador Suzan Jervey on Sunday, March 15 at 2 p.m. at Infirmary Mound Park's James Bradley Center, as she shares ideas on how to Create a Wildlife Oasis. Many gardeners work against nature by surrounding themselves with plants that need lots of attention. Utilizing native plants that are adapted to Ohio's soils and climates create a beautiful landscape with much less work. Bring your landscape plans and/or photos of your yard and spend the afternoon obtaining and sharing ideas to create a backyard wildlife habitat. Advanced registration is required by March 8 and there is a fee of $3 per person with a $10 max per family. Park Express Members are free. You may register by calling (740) 587-2535 or e-mail at mail@ lickingparkdistrict.com.
"Heritage of American Music" - Millersport. The Millersport Community Theatre presents "Heritage of American Music" 2009 Minstrel on Friday, March 6 and Saturday, March 7 at 8 p.m. at the Millersport Elementary School auditorium. All tickets are $9 and reservations are recommended. Order online at www.theatreconnection. com or call 740-277-6479. If available, tickets will be sold at the door.
The Midland Theatre - Newark. Tickets are available 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; or online at www.midlandtheatre. org.
• Common Thread - Tim Hofmeister, Hugh Price, and Kevin Plaugher with special guests Andy Carlson and Steve Bain, This Town CD Release Party and Concert, Friday, March 6, 8 p.m., Tickets: $25 reserved seating; $50 VIP seating. Introducing the CD, This Town… dedicated to our community, to benefit The Midland Theatre, a jewel in this place we call home. Performing Arts Centers like The Midland rely on a variety of income sources to stay vibrant and continue presenting the best in a variety of arts and entertainment genres. Kevin, Hugh and Tim have generously donated their time and talents to record this CD with all proceeds going to The Midland Theatre.