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.
Rainbarrel Workshop- Saturday, April 24, 9 – 11 a.m., $50/$48 members, reservation required, meet at the Zand Education Center. Join the Licking County Soil and Water Conservation District for this wildly popular hands-on workshop. Learn about the importance of collecting rainwater from your downspout to use for watering flower or vegetable gardens. Participants construct a rail barrel to take home and employ. This session also covers the importance of designing a garden to collect and hold rainwater and/or designing a garden to responsibly handle run-off (bioswale).
Arbor Day Festival - Saturday, May 1, 10 a.m .– 4 p.m., Free, It’s Arbor Day! Festival activities usher in spring and summer at The Arboretum. This Arbor Day Festival is an opportunity to learn about and show appreciation for what Mother Nature gives us and to spend a spring day enjoying the outside. An array of activities and educational displays go on all day, including tree climbing and kid’s crafts.
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..
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.
All Heisey Benefit Auction - Newark. The 37th Annual Benefit Auction will be held April 9 & 10, at the GMP Local #244 Union Hall, 244 Hudson Ave., Newark. There are 1084 lots offered. The preview is from 2 - 4 p.m. on Friday, April 9 with the auction beginning at 4 p.m. On Saturday, April 10, the doors open at 8:30 a.m. with the auction resuming at 9:30 a.m. Proceeds benefit the National Heisey Glass Museum. For more information and an auction catalog visit www.heiseymuseum. org,
Designer Bear Sale - Buckeye Lake. A sale of designer bears 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 23, 24 and 25. Her collection included Raikes, Lou Rankin, Boyd’s, Paddington Cottage Collectables and Applause Bears. All proceeds go toward the expansion of the Buckeye Lake Museum. 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.
Pancake Breakfast - Thurston. The Thurston-Walnut Township Fire Department will hold a pancake breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 17 at the fire station. 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 answer your questions about smoke/CO detectors, blood pressure, diabetic sugar checks and medication lists. They will also be taking orders for Tshirts and reflective address signs, which help them locate you in the event of an emergency.
Daffodil Show - Granville. The Granville Garden Club’s annual Daffodil Show is set for Saturday, April 17 and Sunday, April 18 at the College Town Center, 334 East Broadway. Admission is free. More than 300 daffodil specimens will be on display, many of which can be ordered.
Spring Home School Days - Coshocton. Roscoe Village invites you to participate in their Spring Home School Days on April 26 and 27, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. It promises to be a full day of having fun while learning! Enjoy hands-on crafts with candle dipping, tin punching and wooden top painting. Hear the blacksmith’s anvil ring, print a bookmark at the print shop, dress up in 1800 period costume at the Visitor Center, write on a slate at the one-room school or visit with Dr. Johnson and learn about Canal Era medicine. Experience a leisurely ride on a horse drawn boat at near-by Lake Park and discover a wonderful treasure at the Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum featuring Oriental, American Indian, Historic Ohio and Decorative Art galleries. The cost of the Living History Exhibits is $4.50 for school age children through adults and under age five being free; hands on activities are $2.00 per craft. The canal boat ride is $7.00 for adults and $4.00 for students running at 2pm and 3pm and the Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum tours are $1.50 for adults and $1.00 for students with tour times of 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more infromation call 740-622-7644 or 800-877-1830; or visit www.roscoevillage.com.
Long Rifle Exhibit - Marietta. The Association of Ohio Long Rifle Collectors will hold their 35th Annual Exhibit on April 10 and 11 at the Hotel Lafayette in historic Marietta. Approximately 400 of the finest Ohio muzzleloading rifles will be exhibited. The featured gunsmith this year is Peter Albert Reinhard. Members and exhibitors can often identify longrifles that visitors bring to the show, establishing age and historical significance for owners. Public viewing hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 10 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 11. Admission is $2.
Star Witness - Newark. Licking County Players present the drama Star Witness April 8 through 18. Did Julie Marshall beat her fianceé to death with a fireplace poker? Her attorney, Sam Zangrillis, thinks he can prove her innocent, but District Attorney Adrienne Bancroft, a former friend and colleague of the deceased, is out for revenge. For more information call 740-349- 2287 or visit www.lickingcountyplayers. org
Wine and DIEne - Thornville. Mystery dinner theater comes to Thornville at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 23 at the Red Barn. It features BAM Mystery Players. Appetizers, lasagna dinner, and dessert will be served. Only 100 tickets are available at $20 each. No tickets will be sold at the door. Tickets are available at Thornville Pharmacy. Trinity United Church of Christ is organizing the event. A ticket will be drawn the night of the show and the winner will receive approximately $500 to donate to their favorite charity. Call Susan Conover at 740-438- 0011 for more information.