Things to do…
Dawes Arboretum - Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70.
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. This Home Gardening Series program focuses 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.
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.
Pancake Breakfast - Thurston. The Thurston-Walnut Township Fire Department is holding a pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 20. Suggested donations are $5 for adults and $3 for children. The menu is sausage, pancakes, eggs, sausage gravy, biscuits, orange juice, coffee, tea, and milk. Carry-out orders are welcomed: call 740- 862-6542. Firefighters will also be taking orders for Tshirts and reflective address signs, which aid the firefighters in locating you in the event of an emergency.
Flower arranging workshop - Baltimore. The Basil Garden Club is having a flower arrangement workshop starting a 6:30 p.m. on Monday, March 15 at the Baltimore United Methodist Church, 200 West Market St. Arrangements will be judged by Debbie Molisee of Bremen and Dottie Bates of Reynoldsburg. For information, contact club president, Barbara Mann at 740- 862-3432.
Women’s History Month Program - Newark. Licking County Library is celebrating Women’s History Month with a program honoring the achievements of Newark native Jerrie Mock, who became the first woman to fly solo around the world on April 17, 1964. Jerrie Mock’s sister, Licking County resident Susan Reid, will share her personal memories of her sister’s historic flight on Tuesday, March 23 at 6:30 p.m. at the Newark Library. Please call 740.349.5553 or visit the Newark Library at 101 West Main Street for more information. This event is free and open to the public.
Computer Class - Newark. The Newark Library is offering a Computer Class at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 23. Participants will be shown how to locate research and journal articles for personal and educational use that are available free from the library website. Participants should have some basic internet experience. Registration is required and space is limited. Please call 740.349.5553 or visit the Newark Library at 101 West Main Street for registration.
Prehistoric Easter Egg Hunt - Kraner Nature Center. Easter is right around the corner and on Friday, April 2, the Licking Park District puts a prehistoric twist on the traditional Easter Egg hunt during our annual “Dino Egg Dig.” While we won’t have real dinosaurs, we will have our own special “dino eggs” left behind by T-Rex, Stegosaurs and other dino friends. Each egg will have a “dinomite” surprise. Be prepared to get dirty and please bring your own hand trowel and a bucket or basket. 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. Is your little dinosaur going to be hungry after digging? There will be a Easter Bunny Lunch for an additional $3 fee between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Peter Cottontail will visit during lunch. There is a $3 fee per person with a $10 family max. The deadline to register is March 29. Call (740) 587-2535 or e-mail mail@lickingparkdistrict. com to register.
Easter Egg-stravaganza - Infirmary Mound Park. Bring your family to the Licking Park District’s annual Easter Egg-stravaganza on Saturday, April 3. The largest egg hunt in Licking County will have over 5,000 candy and prize filled eggs. Everyone in your family can take part in the Easter egg games, face painting, a petting zoo, and pony rides (for an additional fee). Everyone has a chance to take home prizes and candy. There is a $3 fee per participant. Registration begins at 1:30 p.m. at Infirmary Mound Park’s shelter house #5 with events beginning at 2:00 p.m. The egg hunt will start promptly at 3:00 p.m. Proceeds benefit the programs and facilities of the Licking Park District. Limited food and drink will be available. For more information, please call the Licking Park District at (740) 587-2535 or visit www.lickingparkdistrict.com.
“Pickett’s Charge” - The Works, Newark. Wayne Motts, Director of the Adams County Pennsylvania Historical Society, will present a lecture about “Pickett’s Charge” on Sunday, March 21st at 2:00 p.m. Motts, a Licensed Battlefield Guide at Gettysburg National Military Park, will talk about the massive frontal assault by 12,000 Confederate troops against 6,000 Union soldiers that took place during the Battle of Gettysburg on July 3, 1863. The lecture will begin with a “Local History Moment,” a brief vignette presented by local historian, Vince Becker, who will talk about Licking County Medal of Honor recipient, Leonidas Inscho. Inscho was awarded his medal for bravery in the Civil War. Inscho’s actual Medal of Honor will be on display during the lecture.Admission to the lecture and the entire museum is $7 for adults, $5 for seniors, $3 for children and free for members of The Works.. The museum will open at noon. For more information, call 740-349-9277 or visit www.attheworks.org.