Things to do…
Dawes Arboretum - Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70.
Storybook Science: Animal Habitats: Thursday, February 10, 10 a.m. & 1 p.m., Free, donations welcome, at the Discovery Center. Explore quality children’s literature in a natural setting. Each 45-minute session includes songs, games, crafts, creative movement, outdoor exploration and hands-on science suitable for young scientists ages 3 - 5.
Home School Investigations: Daweswood House Tour: Tuesday, February 15, 9 - 10:30 a.m., $3 per child at the Discovery Center. Join other home school students in exploration of our natural world. Each 90-minute session includes hands-on science study correlated with the Ohio Academic Content Standards for Science. Sessions are for ages 6 - 10.
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.
eReader Workshop - Newark. Licking County Library is offering an evening workshop on eReader devices at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, February 8, 2011, in the 2nd floor conference room of the Newark Library. The workshop will include information about eBooks, eReaders and a short demonstration about downloading eBooks from the library’s website. Registration is required and space is limited. To register for the class or more information, call the library at 740.349.5553.
Free AutoCAD Workshop - Newark. Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) will host a free AutoCAD (computer aided drafting) workshop on Thursday, February 17, 2011 from 5:30 - 8:30 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 email@example.com .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.
Black History Month - Hebron Library. Adults, teens and children who visit during the month of February will have the opportunity to test their knowledge of important and well known figures. A small prize will be given in each age group. Please call 740.928.3923 or visit the Hebron Library at 934 West Main Street in Hebron for more information.
Black History Month Exhibit - Newark. The Licking County Library will sponsor an exhibit featuring displays and artifacts from the Underground Railroad and Black History Museum of Licking County during an open house event on Tuesday, February 8, 2011, from 12:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Newark Library, 101 West Main Street, Newark, Ohio. The event is being hosted by Rita Richardson Jackson, founder and curator of the Museum. This event is free and open to the public.
Job Hunting Workshops - Newark. Licking County Library and Licking County Human Resources Association present a series of employment workshops for job hunters. All three will be held in Meeting Room A at 9:30 a.m. On Tuesday, February 15th, learn how to prepare for your job search. On Thursday, February 24th, the topic will be how to dress for success. Finally, on Wednesday March 2nd, the focus will be successful interviewing. To register, please call 740.349.5553 or visit the Newark Library at 101 West Main Street. This event is free and open to the public.
Free Computer Training - Newark. Licking County Library and Connect Ohio are providing six hours of introductory coursework to help adults understand the basics of computers, the Internet, and the benefits of broadband. Classes are forming now and will be ongoing. Please call 740.349.5553 or visit the Newark Library at 101 West Main Street for more information or to reserve your spot. These classes are free and open to the public.
American Music Concert - Lancaster. The Lancaster Music Club welcomes you to their 23rd Annual American Music Concert at 2 p.m. on Sunday, February 6, 2011, at the First Presbyterian Church, 222 North Broad Street, Lancaster. This performance is a rare opportunity to see and hear an exceptional group of vocalists and musicians that have performed nationally and internationally! The concert is FREE. Performers include: Soprano, Beverly Carroll who has performed at Lincoln Center in New York City; Violinist Stephen Mishky who has performed at Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall in Atlanta, Rome and Berlin; Youmee
Kim - Assistant Professor of Piano at Ohio University; You- Seong Kim - Assistant Professor of Voice at Ohio University; well-known jazz pianist Mark Flugge; and some of tomorrow’s musical leaders including the Fairfield Youth Choir directed by Andrew Brown. After the concert, everyone is invited to an informal reception at the church, to give people a chance to meet the performers and enjoy some refreshments.