Things to do…
Dawes Arboretum - Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70.
Night Hike - Friday April 16, 8:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m, 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.
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.
Free Senior Luncheon - Thornport. AMVETS Post 51 Ladies Auxiliary will once again recognize seniors by holding a luncheon followed by bingo, 50/50 and raffles on Monday, April 12. Luncheon will be served at noon and will consist of chicken noodles, mash potatoes, green beans and dessert cake. All seniors are welcome. AMVETS 51 is located at 9293 Township Rd 79 NW, Thornport. For more information call Denise Chrysler at (740) 246-4880..
Guitarist Tim Sparks - Newark. Sparks will perform a concert in the Black Box Theatre in LeFevre Hall at 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 8. Jim Volk, Columbus acoustic guitar virtuoso, will play the opening set. The concert is a feature of the Great Performers Series and is free and open to the public.
MS Walk - The Dawes Arboretum. Join the National MS Society and walk to create a world free of MS at The Dawes Arboretum on Saturday, April 17. Enjoy one of the premier public gardens in North America by strolling the beautiful grounds, lush gardens and lakeside views. Check in begins at 8:00 a.m. The route is approximately 3-miles long and fully accessible.
Spaghetti Dinner - Hebron. Lakewood Food Service staff is sponsoring a spaghetti dinner to benefit the Lancer Pride Committee’s efforts in support of the May levy. The dinner in the high school cafeteria runs from 5:00 to 6:45 p.m. on Friday, April 16, prior to the Spring Musical. Menu is spaghetti, salad, bread sticks and drink. Cost is $5 for adults, $3 for ages 3-12 and free for 2 and under.
Student Poetry Contest - Newark. April is National Poetry Month and to celebrate the Newark Library is sponsoring a Poetry Contest for students in grades 4 through 6. Submissions may be made through a student’s teacher or as an individual. Home schoolers are encouraged to submit their poems. The students’ poems may be on any topic, but the Library has the right to refuse an entry that is in bad taste or too mature for the intended audience. Entries will be accepted from March 15 through April 12, and prize winners will be notified by April 23. First, second and third place will be awarded for each grade level. All entries will be displayed in the Children’s Room after the judging. Call the Children’s Department at 349.5550 for more information on how to enter the contest.
Native American artifacts sale – Buckeye Lake. A sale of Native American artifacts from the estate of the late Norma Dixon will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Greater Buckeye Lake Historical Society & Museum on April 9, 10 & 11. This unique and large collection includes dolls, pottery, costumes along with many unusual items from all tribes across the United States. All proceeds go toward the expansion of the Buckeye Lake Museum. This collection was bequeathed to the museum. Also included will be items from Ms. Dixon’s Japanese and Chinese collection, her doll collection and other collections. Prices range from $5 to $100. Admission to the museum will be free for the three days of each sale. For more information visit www.buckeyelakehistory.org or call 740-929-1998.