Things to do…
Dawes Arboretum - Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70.
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.
Beginning Bonsai: first session - Saturday, April 11, 9 a.m. - noon, $55/$40 for members. Registration deadline April 10, Vouchers not accepted for this program, meet at the Zand Education Center Greenhouse Classroom. This twosession bonsai course is an introduction to the art of bonsai. The first session will lead you through the history of bonsai, types of plants to use, containers, bonsai soil, tools needed and pruning needs. During this first session, students will plant a tree in a container to take home and nurture until the next session. During the second session, students learn how to prune and style their tree using special wire. Materials for this course include one tree, bonsai container and soil, wire and an Art of Bonsai booklet. Tools will be available for students to use during the class. Arboretum Bonsai Curator Keith Stevens will lead the course.
Beginning Bonsai: second session - Saturday April 18, 9 - 11 a.m., $55/$40 for members. Registration deadline April 10. Vouchers not accepted for this program. Meet at the Zand Education Center Greenhouse Classroom. During this session, students learn how to prune and style their tree using special wire. Materials for this course include one tree, bonsai container and soil, wire and an Art of Bonsai booklet. Tools will be available for students to use during the class. Arboretum Bonsai Curator Keith Stevens will lead the course.
Arbor Day Festival - Saturday April 25, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Free, It's Arbor Day at last! 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 kids' crafts.
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.
Chuck D - Denison University, Granville. The Denison University Urbanscapes Series welcomes its keynote event speakers Chuck D, hip-hop artist, and Gaye Theresa Johnson, black history professor, at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 1, in Slayter Auditorium (200 Ridge Road). They will explore the topic "Hip Hop in the New Millennium." Chuck D is the founder and lead rapper for Public Enemy, considered to be one of the most influential hip-hop groups of our time. He is co-presenting with his wife, Black Studies Professor Gaye Theresa Johnson, whose own work focuses on social movements, identity, and U.S. cultural history, with an emphasis on music. The event is free and open to the public.
Guitar Hero Tournament - Hebron. Come out Saturday, March 28 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. for a Guitar Hero Tournament at Creative Catering, 925 W. Main St., Hebron. Prizes are $250 for expert, $125 for hard and $75 for medium. Sponsored by the Hebron Business Association with proceeds benefiting its music and art scholarship fund. For more information, visit www.hebronbusinessassociation. com
Birdwalk - Hebron. The East Central Ohio Audubon Chapter sponsors a birdwalk at the Hebron Fish Hatchery beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 4. Meet in the parking lot. The event is free and open to the public. Some species seen at the hatchery in the spring are shorebirds, waterfowl, swallows, warblers and woodpeckers.
Books2Eat Festival - Denison University, Granville. Read a cake or eat a book at the Denison University William Howard Doane Library's sixth annual International Edible Books Festival, at 2:30 p.m., on Wednesday, April 1, in the Library Atrium (400 West Loop). Denison staff, faculty, students and the Granville community are invited to submit an edible art creation or to come and enjoy the food and festivities. The edible creations will be accepted starting at 2 p.m., ready for viewing at 2:30 and judged at 3. They will be ready for consumption along with a "high tea" sponsored by the library staff as soon as the judging and announcements are complete. For a description of the event go to the festival's Web site at http://www.books2eat.com/ Books2eat/books2eat.html.
Monster Truck Nationals - Columbus. Saturday, April 4 at 7 p.m. in the Value City Arena. Admission: Adults $20-$22; OSU Students and Children 12 & under $5-$7. Rev up your engines cuz it's gonna be LOUD. These powerful vehicles generate 1500 to 2000 horsepower, are capable of speeds up to 100 mph and are designed to jump up to 115 feet (a distance greater than 14 cars side by side) and up to 25 feet in the air while weighing an average of 10,000 lbs. Guaranteed to have plenty of fun and excitement. For more information call 614-431- 3600, or visit www.monstertrucknationals. com.
Licking Park District - Licking County. Don't miss these Licking Park District events:
• Dino Dig - On April 10 the Licking Park District will call in a favor from T-Rex and some of his dinosaur friends for our annual Dino Dig. While we can't we won't have real dinosaurs we will have our own special dino eggs left behind by T-Rex and his friends. Each egg will have a dino-mite surprise, so parents grab your own little triceratops or stegosaurs and join us for the dino fun! Be prepared to get dirty and please bring your own hand trowel. Pre-registration is required for time slots at 10:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 2:30 p.m. The deadline to register is April 3. Is your little dinosaur going to be hungry after digging? An Easter Bunny Lunch provided by People for Parks will be offered for a $3 fee. Peter Cottontail will be at the Nature Center from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. to visit and have lunch with visitors. For more information or to register, please call the Licking Park District at (740) 587-2535 or by email at www.lickingparkdisrict.com
The Veronica's Room - Newark. Licking County Players open their fifth show of the season, Veronica's Room a thriller in two acts by Ira Levin, on March 26. Levin is probably best known for his Broadway thriller, Deathtrap, and his gripping, supernatural novel, Rosemary's Baby. "It's like being trapped in someone else's nightmare . . . with a jarring and surprising climax." NC-17 RATING. CONTAINS SOME STRONG LANGUAGE AND MATURE CONTENT and is NOT recommended for children. Tickets prices are: adults - $13; and seniors (55+) and students - $11. Performances are March 26, 27, 28 and April 2, 3, 4 at 8 p.m. and March 29 and April 5 at 2 p.m. Licking County Players is located at 131 West Main St., Newark. For more information call the box office at 740-349- ACTS.