Things to do…
Dawes Arboretum - Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70.
Night Hike- Friday, Jan. 15, 2010, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm, Free, donations welcome, meet at the Visitors Center Deck, Experience The Arboretum at night! Kids and adults are welcome to attend one of our most popular programs as we hike through collections, grasslands and woodlands.
An Easy Dozen: Trees to Recognize in Winter- Saturday Jan. 23, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm, $5 for all—a mid–winter special! Reservation required, meet at the Visitors Center, Crown, bark, buds, twigs, dead leaves, leftover fruits, and growth patterns—all provide clues to help unmask the identity of a dormant tree. Whether you’re seeking a source of firewood, planning a garden, or looking for a pleasant way to spend an afternoon, this class will give you the tools you need to tackle identification of trees in winter.
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.
Artist to Artist Series - Newark, The Works, Jan. 9, 55 South First Street Newark, Ohio 43055, Contact: Lyn Logan Grimes, (740) 349-2977, www.attheworks.org, The Artist to Artist series will consist of 3-4 lecture/ demonstration presentations facilitated by professional artists. In each session the artist will discuss their work, share images and demonstrate techniques. Saturday, January 9 Carol Salome, Oil and watercolor Saturday, February 6 Sam Drumgoole, glass blower, printmaker Saturday, March 6 TBA $10 members $15 non-members Free with student ID $25 member/series $40 non-member /series Free with student ID
Camp Fest - Newark, The Works, Feb. 12, 55 South First Street Newark, Ohio 43055, Contact: Ben Clemons, (740) 349-9277, Email: Ben.Clemons@attheworks.org or visit www.attheworks.org, Gearing up for summer activities can be very consuming. That’s why The Works is bringing camps together in one place so families can browse while the kids play. Find information about local and regional organizations that offer summer camp activities. Event runs from 12:00 - 4:00 and will be in the museum meeting room.
Denison Theatre - Granville, A year that includes well-known works and a world premiere is on tap for the theatre season at Denison University. All performances will begin at 8 p.m. at the Ace Morgan Theatre (211 W. College Street). For ticket information, contact 740-587-6527 or visit the Denison web site. The spring season will open with “Shipwrecked! An Entertainment—The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (as told by himself).” Written by Pulitzer Prize-winning Donald Margulies, “Shipwrecked” is inspired by the true story of an unlikely hero who spellbound Victorian England with his incredible tale. “Shipwrecked” will be performed Friday and Saturday, Feb. 19 and 20, and Tuesday through Saturday, Feb. 23-27.
Ruthless! The Musical - Newark, Licking County Players, Jan. 14, 131 West Main Street Newark, Ohio 43055, (740)349-2287, Email: boxoffice@ lickingcountyplayers.org, or visit www.lickingcountyplayers.org, Eight year old Tina Denmark knows she was born to play Pippi Longstocking and she will do anything to win the part in her school musical. Anything includes murdering the leading lady! This aggressively outrageous musical hit garnered rave reviews during its long Off Broadway run which opened with Brittany Spears in the title role. Please call Box Office at (740)349-2287, Hrs Tues-Fri, 7-9pm the week of performance.
Central Ohio Opry - Hebron, Bring the family and enjoy the finest country and Bluegrass music at Brenda Sue’s Central Ohio Opry, SR 40, right across from Lakewood Middle School, Monday: Frosty Morning Bluegrass 7 to 9 pm, $6 cover, Tuesday: restaurant open 8 am to 2 pm, Wednesday: Country Strings 7 to 9 pm, no cover, Thursday: Wire Benders Bluegrass 7 to 9 pm, $6 cover, Friday: Caney Creek Bluegrass 7 to 9 pm, $6 cover, Saturday: Brenda Sue and the Out-of-Towners country 6 to 9 pm, $5 cover, Sunday: Swingin’ Country 5 to 7 pm, no cover, restaurant open seven days a week, 8 am to 9 pm, contact (740) 527-2028 or (740) 407-5017.
Bearfoot / Missy Raines and the New Hip - Newark, Midland Theatre, Friday, Jan. 15, 8:00 pm, Tickets: $40.00, $30.00, $25.00 and $15.00, 2001 winners of the Telluride Bluegrass Band Contest in 2001, Bearfoot’s exuberant stage presence and youthful freshness elicits an appeal that bridges generations and audiences. Start with bluegrass virtuosity, add in a jazz-tinged groove and a song-driven sensibility, and dish it up with a hot band of young players, and you have a recipe for fresh, zesty music that is Special Guest Missy Raines and the New Hip.
Exhibit: Arts from Waiting Hearts - Columbus, through January 29, 2010, The King Arts Complex, Hours: Tuesday-Friday 1-7 p.m. Saturday 1-4 p.m. Admission: Free, 867 Mt. Vernon Ave., Columbus, 43203, 614-645-0642, 614-645-KING or visit www.kingartscomplex.com, The exhibition will highlight art by youth ages seven to seventeen from Franklin County Children’s Services. They invite the viewer to gain insight into their hearts thru creative works that allow the viewer to have a small glimpse into their waiting heart, mind and spirits. Join us as we work to increase adoption awareness and celebrate the youth as they share their vision of the future.