Things to do…
Dawes Arboretum - Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70.
Maple Syrup Madness: Saturday, February 20 – Saturday, March 6, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday – Saturday, 1 – 4 p.m., Sunday, Admission is Free, meet at the Log Cabin. Don’t miss this once a year event! Sap will be drawn right out of our own sugar maple trees and boiled down to sweet smelling syrup right before your eyes. Witness the process and sip a tasty sample! Take the trail on your own for a self-guided adventure, attend a Saturday 2pm public tour, or sign up for a group tour with the Education Department.
Woodworking for Wildlife: Saturday February 27, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, $20/$15 members, reservation required, meet at the Zand Education Center, Give wildlife a helping hand! In this hands–on workshop participants may choose to build one or more wooden or gourd wildlife structures to take home. The wildlife structures include nesting houses and boxes (bluebird and wood duck), roosting structures (bat house and robin shelter) and feeders (bird and squirrel) to name a few.
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.
New American Music lecture and concert - Denison University, Granville. The New American Music Project is a collaborative project between the Columbus Children’s Choir (CCC) and the Columbus Chamber Music Connection (CMC). Its program features a lecture and concert featuring new compositions. The pre-concert lecture begins at 3:30 p.m., followed by the concert at 4 p.m., on Saturday, March 6, at Denison University’s Burke Hall (240 West Broadway). The lecture and concert are free and open to the public.
Book Discussion Groups - Newark and Hebron. Love to read? Enjoy talking to others about what you’ve read? The Licking County Library invites you to join one or more of their monthly book discussion groups. Three groups meet at the Newark Library, 101 West Main Street at 6:30 p.m. Booked To Death, held on the fourth Wednesday, features a mystery title. No Page Unturned held on the first Monday of the month opts for non-fiction books. The Fiction Discussion Group, held on the first Wednesday of the month reads a variety of fiction. The Bookmark Group meets at the Hebron Library, 934 W. Main St., on the last Thursday of the month at 2:00 p.m. Copies of the book selection for the month are available at the host library approximately one month prior to the discussion and are available for check-out free of charge. Each group is facilitated by a library staff member or community member and lasts approximately one hour.For more information call the library at 740.349.5553 or visit the library website at www. lickingcountylibrary.info
Co-founder of “Take Your Child To Work Day” speaks - Denison University, Granville. Marie Wilson, organizer, activist and founder of Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day, will lecture at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 2, at Denison University’s Slayter Hall Auditorium (200 Ridge Road). The lecture titled “Add Women, Change Everything” is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.denison.edu
Ohio Division of Wildlife Open Houses - Columbus, Athens. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife invites the public to its annual Open Houses on Saturday, March 6, from 12:00 noon until 3 p.m. Anyone interested in providing input and participating in Ohio’s professional wildlife management process is encouraged to attend. This year’s topics include fishery management changes for walleye, saugeye and sauger in some of Ohio’s inland waterways. Changes to rules concerning the taking, possession, and propagation of native Ohio amphibians and reptiles will also be considered. Open house attendees will also have the opportunity to comment on the draft version of the Division of Wildlife’s Strategic Plan. For more information or directions to the open house, visit the Division of Wildlife’s Website at wildohio. com or call 1-800-WILDLIFE (945-3543).
Open House Location Information: Central Ohio, Wildlife District One Office, 1500 Dublin Road, Columbus, (614) 644-3925; and Southeast Ohio, Wildlife District Four Office, 360 E State Street, Athens, (740) 589-9930
Millersport Soccer Association - Millersport.. Registration for spring soccer is from 4-6 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 28, in the Millersport High School gym. For more information, call Jeff Benenhaley at (740) 438-7162 for second grade and lower and Glen Heileman at (740) 503-3488 for third grade through high school/
Denison Theatre - Granville, All performances begin at 8 p.m. at the Ace Morgan Theatre (211 W. College Street). For ticket information, call 740-587-6527 or visit the Denison web site. The spring season opens 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. “Performances are Friday and Saturday, Feb. 19 and 20, and Tuesday through Saturday, Feb. 23-27.
The Girl in the Freudian Slip - Newark. Licking County Players’ production opens at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25. Performance dates at 8 p.m. are Feb. 26-27 and March 4-6. Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. are set for Feb. 28 and March 7. In this comedy, a staid New York psychiatrist has a fashion artist for a wife, a perceptive seventeen year old for a daughter, a social lion bachelor author for a friend, a wildly hung up young man as his principle patient, and a former patient for his Achilles heel .Tickets cost $13, $11 for students and senior citizens and $8 for children (under 12). Call 740-349-2287 or visit www. lickingcountyplayers.org
“Guerrilla Girls On Tour” - Denison University, Granville. The Guerrilla Girls On Tour, a touring theatre company that creates original productions celebrating the past, present and future of women’s history, will perform an original production, “Feminists are Funny: The Food Edition,” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 4, in Denison University’s Ace Morgan Theatre (211 West College Street). The event is free and open to the public. The show is a montage of humorous historical moments in the lives of Julia Child, food writer MFK Fisher and southern cooking expert Edna Lewis.
A Night At The Oscars - Millersport. The Millersport Community Theatre proudly presents “A Night At The Oscars” 2010 Minstrel on Friday, March
and Saturday, March 6 at 8 p.m. in the Millersport Elementary School Auditorium, 11850 Lancaster Street, Millersport. All tickets are $8 and reservations are requested. Call 740-277-6479 for tickets. If available, tickets will be sold at the door. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.