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 Adventurethe 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.
Night Hike- Friday, Nov. 19, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. 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. Free, donations welcome, meet at the Visitors Center Deck.
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.
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.
Starting a Small Business - Newark. Licking County Library and SCORE present a workshop on what it takes to start a small business. Can you afford the start-up costs? Is your idea viable? After this session, you should have a better idea about how to evaluate the potential of a new business idea. Join us on Monday, November 15th at 6:30 p.m. in the 1st floor meeting room of 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.
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.
Suicide Candlelight Vigil - Newark. Mental Health America of Licking County is hosting a Suicide Candlelight Vigil on Wednesday, November 17 on the Square in downtown Newark beginning at 6:00 p.m. and lasting about 45 minutes. All are welcome to attend. There will be a time for people to share their own experiences, information on suicide, and candles to honor family members, friends, and loved ones who have died by suicide. Anyone who has lost a loved one to suicide is welcome to bring a photograph to honor their memory. For more information or questions about the candlelight vigil, please contact Mental Health America of Licking County at 740-522-1341, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sinbad - Newark. The Midland Theatre is proud to announce Sinbad is appearing Thursday, November 18, 2010, at 8:00 pm, at the historic theatre in downtown Newark. Sinbad grew up in Benton Harbor, Michigan, telling jokes to his three brothers and two sisters. Sinbad, the comedian, doesn’t tell jokes. Instead, he stalks the stage, telling real-life stories with slam-dunk payoff lines. Quincy Jones describes him as “a veteran performer known for his unique comedic voice and larger than life personality”. Tickets are on sale now. Tickets are $42.50, $36.50 and $28.50. 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. or one hour before the performance. Add $2 to each ticket for handling and historic preservation fees.
Holiday Tour of Homes - Licking County. Licking Memorial Hospital (LMH) TWIGS 14 will usher in the holiday season with the Holiday Tour of Homes on Wednesday, November 17, from Noon to 3:00 p.m., and from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Advance tickets for the 47th annual Holiday Tour of Homes are $10 and are available at all Park National Bank locations. Tickets also may be purchased for $12 during the tour at the door of any of the participating homes. The tour homes will be well decorated for the holidays to provide a festive and welcoming atmosphere.
Holiday Madrigal Dinner - Millersport. Join the Millersport High School Choir at 7 p.m. on Friday, November 19 or Saturday, November 20 for a special holiday treat. Space is limited. Call (740) 467-2669 for reservations. Tickets are $15.
The Trial of Tom T! - William C. Kraner Nature Center. It’s almost Thanksgiving and we couldn’t let the president have all the turkey pardoning fun! Tom Turkey will face a jury to find out whether he should pardoned or if his place is on our dinner plate next to the mashed potatoes. Want to serve as a lawyer or jury member and see that Tom gets his just desserts? Then bring the entire family to the William C. Kraner Nature Center on November 20 at 1:00 p.m. for The Trial of Tom T. Participants will serve as lawyers, jury members or expert witnesses while learning about the turkey and its role in our country’s history as well as the history of the Thanksgiving holiday. A short turkey walk will follow, weather permitting. There is a $3 fee per person with a $10family max. Deadline for registration is November 13. Call (740) 587-2535 or e-mail mail@ lickingparkdistrict.com to register. Don’t delay register today!
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.
The Works Holiday Traditions
- Newark. Join The Works staff for an afternoon of holiday fun as you learn about holiday traditions and make craft projects for your family. Holiday Traditions is a multi-generational event making it a perfect tradition to begin with your family! Friday, Nov. 26, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., visit www.attheworks.org for more information.
Ohio Statehouse Holiday Festival - Columbus. Come to The People’s House from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 1, for a free family-friendly festival of holiday activities including: holiday music performed by local choirs, arts and crafts, special performances, community mascots, refreshments, and much more! Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive by helicopter at 5:30 p.m. on the Statehouse lawn at Broad and High streets downtown. To help those in need, please bring a nonperishable food item to be donated to the Mid-Ohio Foodbank.
The Steppin Generals 4th Annual Stomp Out Hunger - Thornville. Help the Steppin’ Generals stomp out hunger. Join them for a spirited performance from 4 - 6 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 5 at Sheridan High School. Admission is free with non-perishable food item. Donations will benefit the Northern Local School District, Somerset, Glenford and Thornville food pantries. Help your neighbors and support your community and have fun while doing it. A community dance follows the Steppin’ Generals performance. If you are a dance team or step team and would like to perform we would love to have you. Contact us on FaceBook under Steppin Generals.
“Woven Expressions” Exhibit - The Works, Newark. “Expressions” is a beautiful exhibit of unique, never before seen prototype baskets from the Longaberger Concept Studio. By intermingling unusual materials such as metal and glass into basket weaves, Longaberger designers demonstrate creativity and versatility. Their ability to combine artistry and engineering into basket weaving has evolved the traditional style of basket making to a new level and reinvented form of art. In addition, the exhibit also features the works of local weaver, David Richards. He began weaving baskets over 25 years ago and enjoys creating replicas of traditional white oak Appalachian baskets and typical Shaker and Nantucket designs.”Woven Expressions” opens to the public on Friday, November 19 at 6:00 p.m. and will remain on display through January 9, 2011. Gallery admission is free. The Works Main Art Gallery is located at 55 S. First Street, Newark. For more information visit www.attheworks. org.