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.
Master Gardener Series - Pataskala. Two presentations are set for 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 7 at West Licking Fire District, 851 E. Broad St., Pataskala. Master Gardener volunteer Jim Rengert presents "Building and Maintaining a Garden Pond." Learn how to create a little bit of paradise from this power-point presentation on building and maintaining a back yard water feature. Master Gardener volunteer Pat Smith presents "Gardening Despite Limitations." Disease, injuries, sensory changes are all part of the reasons we abandon our previous activities. this program offers tips and techniques to help with achieving your desire to garden.
Basket Happening 2009 - Dresden. Basket vendors will fill the Tri Valley High School Cafetorium from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 7. More than 60 vendors will be sellling retired Longaberger baskets, pottern, wrought iron and accessories, crafts, home decor and food. There will also be a silent auction, 50/50 drawng and Dresden raffle. Parking is free.
Central Ohio Home & Garden Show - Columbus. Now through March 8 at the Ohio State Fairgrounds. This year's theme is Hooray for Hollywood! featuring 14 full-sized gardens inspired by favorite Hollywood movies. There are more than 400 exhibits and attractions. Hours are: Thursday - 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friday - Noon to 9 p.m., Saturday - 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday - 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and children age 12 and under are free. Discount tickets are available at area Home Depot stores.
Columbus International Auto Show - Columbus. The 2009 edition races into town from March 19-22 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Look around for your next new car or just stop in to see what's new, the auto show is a great place to gather information, compare models and have fun! Don't miss Ohio State Football Coach Jim Tressel on Thursday, March 19 from 6-8 pm, courtesy of the Central Ohio Chevrolet Dealers. Tickets are $8 for adults and children age 12 and under are admitted free with adults. For more information, visitwww. columbusautoshow.com.
Bridal & Prom Show - Hebron. More than 20 Tri-County businesses are sponsoring the first annual Bridal & Prom Show from 1 - 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 15 at Harbor Hills Country Club. Admission is free with a style show at 2 p.m. Door prizes and grand prizes including up to $500 off a wedding dress, $400 off photography, $200 off a wedding cake and $200 off flowers.
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:
• Votes for women! Why Shouldn't I Get the Vote will wrap up Women's History Month with a fun and unique look into U.S. history. at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 28 at the William C. Kraner Nature Center. Participants will step back in time and become suffragists and learn about women's struggles to get the vote. Create your own banners, signs, sashes and then speak out for women's right to vote! Following the rally, a special guest suffragist and Licking County native will tell about her adventures of running for president. Not sure who she is, then come out and join in the fun! Register today! The fee is $3 fee per person with a $10 family max. Park Express Members and their immediate family are free. Deadline for registration is March 21. Call (740) 587-2535 or visit www.lickingparkdistrict. com to register.