Things to do…
Dawes Arboretum - Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70.
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.
Night Hike- Friday, Feb. 18, 6:30 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. Night hikes are for individuals, couples and families. Scout troops are asked to call the Education Department for current scout-specialized programs. Free, donations welcome, meet at the Visitors Center Deck
Maple Syrup Madness- Saturday, Feb. 19 – Saturday, March 5. Don’t miss this once a year event! Sap is collected from our own sugar maple trees and boiled down to sweet smelling syrup right before your eyes. Witness the process and sip a tasty sample! Take the trail on your own for a self-guided adventure, attend a Saturday 2 p.m. public tour, or sign up for a group tour with the Education Department, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday – Saturday, 1 – 4 p.m. Sundays, Free.
Winter Colors Conifer Walk- Saturday, Feb. 19, 10 a.m. – noon. Join Arboretum Conifer Curator Jeff Bowman for a walk to experience some of the fabulous colors that winter has to offer. You’ll be surprised and delighted by the colors found on this walk. $8/$5 members, 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.
Youth Dance - Buckeye Lake. The Buckeye Lake Youth Association, 140 3rd Street, is sponsoring a dance for youth grades K through 5th from 5:30 to &:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 18. Prizes and free refreshments.
Half Price Zoo Admission - Powell. The winter months are always a great time to visit the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, especially with 50% off regular admission this January and February. Admission rates are $6.50 for general admission, $4.00 for children ages two through nine and senior citizens 60 years and over. Children under two years of age and Columbus Zoo members are always free during regular operating hours. On President’s Day (Feb. 21, 2011) admission will be free for everyone. Worried about the cold? Don’t be. There are a variety of indoor attractions. The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is open every day through February from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information visit www.columbuszoo.org
State of Village Address - Baltimore. The Village of Baltimore’s annual State of the Village Address is set for Monday, Feb. 21 in the Liberty Union-Thurston High School cafeteria. Fairfield National Bank is sponsoring a continental breakfast from 8 - 9 a.m. The hour-long program begins at 9 a.m. Speakers include Baltimore Mayor Robert Kalish, Village Administrator Marsha Hall, Police Chief Michael Tussey, Fiscal Officer Florence Welker, and Liberty Union-Thurston Superintendent Paul Mathews.
The Village of Baltimore’s annual State of the Village Address is set for Monday, Feb. 21 in the Liberty Union-Thurston High School cafeteria.
Fairfield National Bank is sponsoring a continental breakfast from 8 - 9 a.m. The hour-long program begins at 9 a.m. Speakers include Baltimore Mayor Robert Kalish, Village Administrator Marsha Hall, Police Chief Michael Tussey, Fiscal Officer Florence Welker, and Liberty Union-Thurston Superintendent Paul Mathews.
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 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.
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.
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.
Art from the Heart - Newark. The Works: Museum of History, Art & Technology, in partnership with Licking Memorial Hospital, presents Art from the Heart on Saturday, February 12 from 11:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, this event links the heart to education and art. During Art from the Heart, staff members from Licking Memorial Hospital and The Works educate children and adults about heart health and the inner-workings of the most important muscle in the human body. Then, children create heart-themed works of art that will be framed and proudly hung throughout the halls of Licking Memorial Hospital in the spring. Participation in Art from the Heart is free to members of The Works and employees of Licking Memorial Hospital or general admission for non-members. Visit www.attheworks.org for more information.
Shamrock Musical - Millersport. Millersport Community Theatre proudly presents “Shamrock Minstrel” directed by Mark A. Severance. The production will be at the Millersport Elementary Auditorium, 11850 Lancaster Street on Friday, March 4 and Saturday, March 5t at 8 p.m. All tickets are $8. Reservations are requested. Call 740-277-6479 to reserve your seats. If available, tickets will be sold at the door. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.