Things to do…
Dawes Arboretum - Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70.
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.
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.
“Vaudeville Varieties” & “Hairspray, The Ruthless Mini Musical” - Newark. Ohio’s Youth Entertainers Show (OHYESS), a highly energetic vaudeville theatrical musical variety show,featuring youths ages 7-19 from central Ohio and under the direction of Christina Barth present their 15th annual winter show “Vaudeville Varieties” & “Hairspray, The Ruthless Mini Musical” on Friday November 19 and Saturday November 20 at 7:30pm at the Crystal Ballroom, 29 W. Church St., downtown Newark. Tickets will be sold at the door. Adults - $5, youths - $3. For more information, visit www. ohyess.org or call 740-587-0837.
Which eReader? - Newark. Licking County Library is offering two workshops on eReader devices on Monday, November 22, at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. in the Newark Library. These workshops will include information about eBooks, eReaders and a short demonstration about downloading eBooks from the library’s website. For more information, contact the library at 740.349.5553.
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.
“Passport To Play” - The Works, Newark. The Works: Museum of History, Art and Technology is hosting its annual Holiday Traditions event on Friday, November 26 from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Attendees can pick-up a “Passport To Play” and travel the world without leaving The Works! On their journey, visitors will learn about numerous holiday traditions celebrated around the world through hands-on activities. Admission is $2for members of The Works and general admission for non-members. Awesome science and art activities will keep kids learning and creating all afternoon. In addition, amazing science shows begin at Noon and 2:00 p.m. to “wow” everyone with holiday science. This event is also a great opportunity to visit the museum’s gift shop and take advantage of a 20% discount on all hand blown glass merchandise. For more information visit www.attheworks.org or call The Works at 740-349-9277.
Holiday Card Printmaking Workshop - The Works, Newark. Create elegant personalized holiday cards while learning the traditional method of letter press printmaking. This workshop runs from Noon - 3:00 p.m. on Friday, November 26 and Saturday, November 27 and is open to children and adults at a cost of $20 per person for Works members or $25 for non-members. This workshop is taught by artists from Columbus’ Phoenix Rising Printmaking Cooperative and all supplies, including envelopes, are included. For more information visit www. attheworks.org or call The Works at 740-349-9277.
Santa Comes to Baltimore - Griley Home and Museum. Baltimore opens the holiday season with Santa visiting the Grily Home and Museum on Tuesday, Nov. 30. The program begins at 6 p.m. with instrumental Christmas music under the direction of Peggy Lawlis. Liberty Union fourth graders will sing seasonal favorites from 6:30 to 7:00 p.m. Santa arrives at 7:00 p.m. Treats for the children are sponsored by the Sands Fund. Refreshments will be served by the Baltimore Area Museum Corporation.
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.
CCAD Art Sale - Columbus. Here’s your chance to purchase great art from artists on the rise. Sale is Saturday, Dec. 4, in the Loann Crane Center for Design. $50 First Choice Admission starts at 9 a.m. $5 General Admission runs from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. All admission proceeds fund student scholarship. For more information, visit www.ccad.edu or call 614.224.9101.
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