Things to do…
Dawes Arboretum - Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70.
Home Gardening Series: Hummingbirds- Saturday, May 22, 9 – 11 a.m., $15/$8 members, reservation required, Visitors Center. Hummingbirds are natural wonders of the bird world. Weighing a mere fraction of an ounce, hummers have the ability to fly straight ahead, upward, downward and backward. In central Ohio, we typically have one species of hummer, the Ruby–throated Hummingbird. This small wonder flies thousands of miles each year as it migrates from wintering grounds in Central and South Americas to breeding grounds in North America. We’ll give hints on how to entice hummingbirds to visit your landscape, be it plants or feeders. We’ll also give helpful information on how to keep the hummers around all season.
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.
Cruisin’ on the Commons - Millersport. It’s car show season. The Millersport Lions Club’s Cruisin’ on the Commons returns to Lions Park from 5 - 8 p.m. on Friday, May 21. Registration is 5 - 7 p.m. Cars, trucks and motorcycles are welcome. Check ’em out and have fun with door prizes, 50/50 and trivia games.
Spaghetti Dinner - Hebron. Join Boy Scout Troop 33 at 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 22, for a spaghetti dinner at the Hebron Masonic Temple, 116 N. High St. $5 per plate with kids $2.50 and three and under free. Proceeds helps scouts go to Sea Base, a high adventure camp in Florida.
Computer Class - Newark. Licking County Library is offering a Computer Class on Thursday May 27, 2010 at 2:30 p.m. The class will introduce participants to Internet searches and E-mail usage. Registration is required and space is limited. Please call 740.349.5553 or visit the Newark Library at 101 West Main Street for registration or more information.
Spring Fling - Infirmary Mound Park, Granville. Nationally renowned carriage clinician, Andy Marcoux, returns to Infirmary Mound Park on May 21-23, 2010. Marcoux has been training and driving horses for over 16 years. He will be schooling both novice and experienced carriage enthusiasts alike in the art of carriage driving. Spectators will revel in this highly specialized sport as they witness horse and driver participate in a variety of exciting events. Registration is required for clinic sessions. The first clinic begins at 9:00 a.m. on both Friday and Saturday. Sunday will feature an Arena Drive Trial where carriage drivers challenge their skills in a series of tests, including an obstacle course that showcases both horse and driver. Spectator admission is free! For more information or to register, please contact the Licking Park District at (740) 587-2535.
Hookahville 33 - Thornville. Trickle Productions LLC presents Hookahville XXXIII a three-day music and camping event Memorial Day weekend. Lineup announced so far: Two nights of ekoostik hookah (Friday and Sunday night), two sets Gov’t Mule (Saturday night), two sets Michael Franti, Larry Keel Natural Bridge, Zach Deputy, The Ark Band, Rumpke Mountain Boys, Boogie Matrix, Cowboy Hillbilly Hippy Folk, and more TBA. Children 12 and under are admitted free, and the festival is an all ages event. Camping is included in the price of admission. Alcohol is not sold at Hookahville; however you are free to bring your own. Presale tickets are available online. Each Hookahville ticket includes music, camping and parking from Friday at 8 AM through Monday at noon. Children 12 and under are admitted to the festival free with a paid adult. For more information visit www.hookahville.com