Things to do…
Dawes Arboretum - Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70.
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.
Youth Bingo - Buckeye Lake. The Buckeye Lake Youth Association is sponsoring bingo for youth ages K through 5th grade from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 26 at the clubhouse at 140 3rd Street. There will be 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
Tea Party Meeting - Thornville. The Greater Buckeye Lake Tea Party will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, February 22, at the South Shore Center on Ohio 13, two miles south of Ohio 204. For more information, call 740-246-5227.
“ ‘Touristification’ of tragedy? Tourism discourse on Okinawan Battle Ruins” Lecture - Denison University, Granville. The Global Studies Seminar series at Denison University presents a lecture by Taku Suzuki, assistant professor of International Studies at Denison, at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 21, in the Shepardson College Room in Slayter Hall (200 Ridge Road). The lecture is free and open to the public.
Lecture by Holocaust Survivor - Denison University, Granville. A survivor of the Holocaust will lecture at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 22, in Denison University’s Higley Hall auditorium (100 Ridge Road). Andrew Reeves, Wayne State University Professor Emeritus, will speak on his experiences as a Jew in Nazi-occupied Hungary. The lecture is free and open to the public. Reeves was interned at the Mauthausen concentration camp in Austria and was 21 years old when liberated from the camp by American troops. His recollections give the audience an opportunity to hear a first-hand account of the Holocaust.
“Smart Gardening” - Newark. Licking County Master Gardener volunteers are hosting a program at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 19, 2011, at the Licking County Library, 101 West Main Street, Newark. Tom Beckett will present a program on garden vegetables. Tom, a Master Gardener volunteer since 1998, will be looking at 10 groups of common vegetable families. He will discuss a little bit of their history and source and then describe their care in terms of planting, spacing and on-going care. Public is invited and the program is FREE!
Central Ohio Home & Garden Show - Ohio Expo Center, Columbus. The 2011 Central Ohio Home & Garden Show begins Saturday, Feb. 26, and runs through Sunday, March 6, at the Ohio Expo Center. The show’s continued popularity has led to extended hours to accommodate day trips, corporate and social groups and clubs. For 2011, the show hours are: Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sundays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Tuesday-Friday, noon to 8 p.m. CLOSED MONDAY, February 28th. Tickets are $12 at the door for adults. Children ages 12 and under are admitted free. $2 off discount coupons are available at www.dispatchevents.com along with complete show information. Parking is $5.
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. They will be held in Meeting Room A at 9:30 a.m. 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.
Heisey Wind Ensemble Winter Concert - Newark. The Heisey Wind Ensemble presents the third concert of their 2010-11 season on Saturday, February 19, at 8:00 p.m. in The Reese Center at Ohio State University Newark/COTC. For this concert the band will be under the direction of Dr. Margaret Underwood, Director of Bands at Otterbein University in Westerville. Dr. Underwood as selected a program titled “Latin Lovers” featuring a variety of Latin American, Spanish and African pieces. Admission is $15 adults, $10 for seniors (60+) and students $5. For more information visit band’s web site at www.heiseywindensemble.org.
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.