Things to do…
Dawes Arboretum - Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70.
Evergreen Identification- Saturday Nov. 14, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., meet at the Auditorium, $12/$10 members. Conifers are a diverse and colorful group of plants. Being able to distinguish and identify different species is highly rewarding and can also be quite fun. Let Dawes Conifer Curator Jeff Bowman take you through some easy steps in distinguishing between many common conifers that we encounter in Ohio ecosystems and landscapes.
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.
Marine Corps Birthday Celebration - Buckeye Lake. All Marines are invited to the annual Birthday Celebration from 8- 10 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 10 at the Buckeye Lake Eagles, 3240 Walnut Road (Ohio 79). An Eagle membership is not necessary. Spend some time with fellow Marines.
Veterans Honors ceremony - Newark. The 13th annual Veterans Honors ceremony will take place at Zerger Hall Senior Center, 745 E. Main St., at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 10. Gary Jones, a board member of the Licking County Veterans Services Commission, will be the guest speaker. He is a Vietnam War veteran who returns to Southeast Asia annually to search for the remains of missing service personnel. The reading of the Roll Call of Honors will contain the names of service members who died in military action, or who served and have since passed away. Anyone who wishes to have a name included in the reading can call the Licking County Aging Program at 345-0821 or 1-800-452-0097. The event should last a half-hour and refreshments will be served at the conclusion. The public is invited to attend.
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever - Millersport. Millersport Community Theatre proudly presents “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” Nov. 13 and 14 at 8 p.m., and Nov. 15 at 2 p.m. Doors open 30 minutes before show time at the Millersport United Methodist Church, 2310 Refugee Street. All performances are general admission, and tickets are $8. Call 740-277-6479 for tickets or more information.
Golden Dragon Acrobats - Newark. The Golden Dragons are recognized throughout the United States and abroad as the premiere Chinese acrobatic touring company of today. As part of The Midland Theatre’s Family Series sponsored by The Energy Cooperative, The Golden Dragon Acrobats appear at The Midland Theatre, 36 North Park Place, Newark, on Sunday, November 15, 2009 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25, $20, $17.50, $12.50 and $10. To purchase tickets, call 740/345-LIVE (5483) or stop by The Midland box office, Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and one hour before the performance. Tickets may also be purchased online at www.midlandtheatre. org. Add $2 to each ticket for handling and historic preservation fees.
Mobile Lab Computer Classes - Newark. Licking County Library is offering a series of interactive computer classes on a mobile computer lab during the week of November 16. An Introduction to the Internet will be offered Tuesday, November 17th at 1:00 pm, and Wednesday, November 18th, at 10:30 am. Search engine workshops will be held Tuesday, November 17th, at 10:30 am, Wednesday, November 18th at 12:00 pm, and Thursday, November 19th, at 3:30 pm. An online database workshop is offered Thursday, November 19th, at 2:00 pm. Registration is required and space is limited. Please call 740.349.5553 or visit the Newark Library at 101 West Main Street for registration or more information.
‘My Grandfather’s War’ - The Works, Newark. Licking County author, Jeff Danby will give an illustrated lecture titled: “My Grandfather’s War,” on Sunday, Nov. 8 at The Works in downtown Newark. The lecture will begin at 2:00 p.m. and last about 45 minutes. A questions period and book-signing will follow. Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for seniors and $3 for children, which includes access to the entire museum complex for the day. Members of The Works are admitted free. Danby is the author of the WWII non-fiction book: “Day of the Panzer: A Story of American Heroism and Sacrifice in Southern France.” His book will be available for purchase at the event. Sunday’s lecture will focus on Danby’s grandfather’s war experiences in Southern France. The author will also explain how he researched the book and got it published.
The next lecture features Ohio author Aaron Keirns on Veterans Day, Wednesday, Nov. 11 at 10:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. The title of the lecture: “Honoring the Veterans of Licking County, Ohio,” is also the title of a new book coauthored by Keirns and his son, Nathan Keirns. On Veterans Day, admission to The Works is free for everyone. For more information, call 740-349-9277 or visit the web site at www.attheworks. org.
Harlem Wizards - Hebron. See the Lakewood staff take on the Harlem Wizards at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 16 in the Lakewood High School gym. Proceeds benefit the JIS PTO. Advance tickets are $8 for students/ seniors and $10 for adults. Prices are $2 higher at the door. Online ticketing is available. Visit www.lakewoodlocal.k12. oh.us for the link.