Things to do…
Dawes Arboretum - Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70.
Home School Investigations- Tuesday, Nov. 16, 9 – 10:30 a.m. Subject: Arboretum Adventure the trail less traveled. Join other home school students in exploration of our natural world. Each session will include a hands-on science study correlated with the Ohio Academic Content Standards for Science. Sessions are for homeschoolers ages six to ten. Guardians are free. Pre-registration is required to attend. $3 per child, meet at the Discovery Center
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 AutoCAD Workshop - COTC, Newark. Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) will host a free AutoCAD (computer aided drafting) workshop on Friday, November 12, from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., for members of the general public interested in learning the fundamentals of the design program. The workshop will be held in LeFevre Hall, on COTC’s Newark Campus. To register, contact Michael Rice at 740.366.9139 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The workshop is designed for those who have no previous experience with the design program. Participants will have the opportunity to explore the world of architecture and civil engineering through the use of computer aided drafting. This no-cost experience is a must for anyone interested in these fields. All participants will have access to a computer workstation to create and plot out drawings using AutoCAD in the COTC lab.
Northridge Craft Show - Northridge Middle School, Johnstown. This annual tradition for crafters and shoppers is set for Saturday, Nov. 6, with the doors opening at 9 a.m. The craft show, formerly known as the Homer Craft Show, is one of the longest running craft shows in central Ohio. The craft show has become almost as wellknown for its home made food. Admission is free. Northridge Middle School is located at 6066 Johnstown-Utica Road, Johnstown.
Veterans Honors Ceremony - Newark. The 14th annual Veterans Honors Ceremony is set for 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 10, at Zerger Hall Senior Center, 745 E. Main St. S.L. Buckalew, 85, of Newark will be the guest speaker. The World War II veteran recently received his Purple Heart. It was more than 60 years ago that Buckalew and his shipmates plunged into the Atlantic Ocean to save themselves after German forces destroyed their Navy ship with a torpedo strike. Because of the icy water, BuckalewÕs feet turned black but he defied medical evaluations that his legs would have to be amputated. His legs were saved and he returned to Navy service. He was discharged in 1945. Because of lost military papers and other issues it took 60 years for him to finally received his Purple Heart. The Licking County Veterans Alliance will perform the flag presentation, Taps and rifle volley. The ceremony also will include the Roll Call of Honors, the announcement of names of veterans that have been submitted who have died in military service, or who served and have since passed away. Veteran Robert Williams will lead the Pledge of Alliance for the 14th year. Refreshments will be served following the program.
Veterans’ Day Ceremony -Hebron. Join the Hebron American Legion Post 285 and Buckeye Lake VFW Post 1388 for the annual Veterans’ Day ceremony beginning at 10:15 on Thursday, Nov. 11 at Evans Park. Vietnam veteran and retired Lakewood teacher David Holtsberry will be the main speaker.
Chicken Noodle Dinner & Bake Sale - Buckeye Lake. The Buckeye Lake Firefighters Association is hosting a Chicken Noodle Dinner and Bake Sale from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 13 at the fire station. Carry-out is available. Proceeds will benefit Toys for Tots to make sure Buckeye Lake area children have a great Christmas.
Mini Mall and Craft Bazaar - Millersport. Tables are still available for the Saturday, November 13, event at Millersport Elementary School. Hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. If interested in renting a table, please call Mandy Schneider at 740-808-2497.
Marching Lancers Hi- Lights 2010 Concert - Hebron. One more chance to see the Lancers perform all the music and dancing from the 2010 season – 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 5, in the Lakewood High School Performing Arts Center. Tickets are just $6 and can be purchased by calling 928-4496 or visiting www.lancerband.net
Marching Lakers Highlights Concert - Millersport. Enjoy dinner and a concert for just $7 on Friday, Nov. 5. Dinner is at 5:30 p.m. and the “Pride of the Port” presents music from the 2010 marching band season at 7 p.m. For reserved tickets call 467-2929 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. or 467-2669 after 3 p.m. Tickets will be available at the door.
Jazz Guitar Festival - Denison University, Granville. The festival is celebrating its 14th year with guitar clinics and two concerts featuring Gene Bertoncini. The Festival will be held Nov. 6 and 7, with all events free and open to the public. Events are:
Saturday, Nov. 6:
• Clinics for guitar and string players will be held from noon to 4:30 p.m. in the Burke Rehearsal Room (240 West Broadway).
• A Guitar and Strings Concert with Gene Bertoncini at 7 p.m. in the Burke Recital Hall.
Sunday, Nov. 7:
• Grande Finale Concert featuring Gene Bertoncini and Tom Carroll at 3 p.m. in the Burke Recital Hall.
Columbus International Festival - Columbus. The Columbus International Festival is a union of different cultures! This two-day festival has been around for 54 years and still going strong! There are 75 different cultures being represented. Learn and have fun with arts, entertainment and food! Nov. 6-7, Veterans Memorial, visit www.unacol. org for more information.
Live @ the Library: Meet the Authors - Newark. The Licking County Library will present three diverse and talented Central Ohio writers on Tuesday, November 16, 2010, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Newark Library, 101 West Main Street, Newark.
Newark resident Jim R. Woolard is the author of numerous historical novels, including the award-winning Thunder in the Valley, Winds of Autumn, Cold Moon, and Blood at Dawn. Woolard’s goal is to portray everyday life on the Ohio frontier as accurately as possible, and his writing has been described as “a must read for every historical fiction fan.” He recently completed Feathered Tide, a novel based on the River Raisin Massacre and the first siege of Fort Meigs during the War of 1812.
Toni Leland has been a fiction and non-fiction author for 25 years. Her fiction work includes a paranormal romance, a young adult novel, and five equestrian novels, including Hearts Over Fences and Winning Ways. Leland’s short stories have appeared in Arabella Romance Magazine, True Story, and Horse Tales for the Soul. Leland also writes feature articles for Grit Magazine, Over the Back Fence and Ohio Magazine. Her latest novel, Rescue Me, deals with two serious subjects: domestic violence and horse rescue.
William Zink is the author of several books of poetry and four novels, including The Hole, Ballad of the Confessor, and the Ohio River Dialogues, which was a finalist for the 2008 Ohioana Fiction Award. He has been praised by Booklist and Andrei Codrescu, among others. With the release of his latest novel, Pieta, Zink establishes himself as one of the truly important voices to emerge on the American literary scene in recent years.
The authors will have copies of their books available for purchase, and a question and answer session and book signing will follow the program. The program is open to the public and free of charge.
Turkey Trot - Granville. Run in the Granville Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Morning--Great Cause, Great Family Fun! Presented by St. Luke’s Church and sponsored by the Jennie-O Turkey Store, the 2010 Granville Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk will start Thursday, November 25 at 9:30 a.m. in downtown Granville. Proceeds benefit the Food Pantry Network of Licking County. To learn how to get your 5th Anniversary Commemorative Race Day t-shirt by completing your online registration visit granvilleturkeytrot.com.