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.
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.
Ohio Deer & Turkey Expo - Columbus. The 18th annual Expo is set for March 19-20-21 at the Ohio Expo Center (State Fairgrounds). More than 50 seminars will be given by experts on hunting and hunting equipment over the course of the three days of the event. All seminars are free once you have purchased your general admission ticket. Show hours are 2 p.m. - 9 p.m. Friday, March 19; 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. Saturday, March 20, and 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sunday, March 21. A new $2-off ticket discount coupon available to adult and military ticket buyers from www.deerinfo. com/Ohio/Tickets. Tickets are $12 one-day adult, $20 two-day adult; military personnel tickets are $11 one-day and 18 two-day; $9 Hunter Education graduates ages 12-18 who show proof of course completion at the ticket window (otherwise, pay adult price); $3 youth ages 6-11, children five and under admitted free when accompanied by adult. On Friday Family Night, all youth ages 11 and under are admitted free when accompanied by an adult. For more information visit www.deerinfo.com/Ohio.
Industry Day - Newark. The Works museum in downtown Newark will host representatives from Polymer Technologies and Bayer Chemical on Sunday, March 21, for “Industry Day,” a family event featuring live science shows, hands-on learning labs and one-of-a-kind exhibits. The event will begin at noon and run until 5:00 p.m. Admission to the event and the entire museum is $7 for adults, $3 for children, $5 for seniors and free for employees of the companies participating and members of The Works. No preregistration is required. The event is the third in a series of monthly Industry Days being put on by The Works in partnership with local industries. The goal of the event is to help get children excited about careers in science, technology, engineering and math, known collectively as “STEM Education.” The next Industry Day at The Works is scheduled for April 18th and will feature demonstrations by Waste Management.
Spring Fling - Frazeysburg. The Longaberger Company kicks off its 2010 tourist season with the annual Spring Fling Event beginning Friday, March 19. Visitors can enjoy a variety of contests and prizes and browse more than 10,000 new products. They will also find some of the best deals that Longaberger has ever offered at the Homestead’s biggest clearance sale – up to 75 percent off selected items. Visitors can join in on the celebration from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, March 19; Saturday, March 20; Friday, March 26; and Saturday, March 27. Guests are invited to participate in a variety of activities including Speed Weaving and Dash for Baskets. For more information visit www.longaberger.com or call 740-322-5588.
Pancake Breakfast - Newark. A Pancake Day breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. is set for Zerger Hall Senior Center, 745 E. Main St., March 27 to benefit senior services. The menu includes all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, juice and coffee. Admission is $5. Children 12 and under are admitted for free. The Smith Brothers Band, which has fronted for Lonestar, Johnny Cash and other country artists, will perform during the event.
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.
New Christy Minstrels - Newark. The Midland Theatre is proud to present The New Christy Minstrels ®, Under the Direction of Randy Sparks, Friday, March 26, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. Great seats are still available! Tickets are $20, $30, $40, $50, and $60. To purchase tickets, Call 740/345-LIVE (5483), visit www.midlandtheatre.org , or stop by The Midland box office at 36 North Park Place in downtown Newark, Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and one hour before the performance. Add $2 to each ticket for handling and historic preservation fees. Doors open at 7:00 p.m.
Delbert McClinton - Newark. Three-time Grammy winner and great American vocalist Delbert McClinton is touring in support of his most recent release Room To Breathe. Delbert McClinton will appear at The Midland Theatre, 36 North Park Place, Newark, on Sat., March 27, at 8:00 p.m. (doors open at 7:00 p.m.). McClinton’s music includes well known titles, such as Top 40 hit, Giving It Up For Your Love, and Sending Me Angels. Delbert McClinton’s music is infused with blues, rock and jazz. Tickets are $28.50, $37.50, and $45. To purchase tickets, Call 740/345-LIVE (5483), visit www. midlandtheatre.org , or stop by The Midland box office at 36 North Park Place, Monday – Friday, 9 am. to 4 p.m. and one hour before the show. Add $2 to each ticket for handling and historic preservation fees.