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.
Night Hike: Friday, March 19, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m., Free, donations welcome, 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.
Home Gardening Series: Success with Seeds- Saturday, March 20, 10 a.m. – noon, $25/$15 members, reservation required by March 18, Zand Education Center. The Education Director and Display Gardens Manager are teaming up once again to bring you another grand program in the Home Gardening Series! This time we are focusing on seeds— and what a subject! We’ll talk about the best practices for starting various seeds—both indoors and out. Finally, you’ll plant seeds for you to take home and nurture until transplant time! An interesting variety of seeds will be provided and each student will take home a 36–cell tray planted with the annuals, perennials and vegetables of their choice.
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.
Bake Sale - Thornport. The AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary of Post 51 is holding a bake sale on form 5 - 8 p.m. on Friday, March 12. Call Denise Chrysler at 740-246-4880 for more information.
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
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.
A Night At The Oscars - Millersport. The Millersport Community Theatre proudly presents “A Night At The Oscars” 2010 Minstrel on Friday, March 5 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.