Things to do…
Dawes Arboretum - Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70.
Success with Seeds- Saturday, March 26, 10 a.m. – noon. This class is a hands-on workshop focusing on the best practices for starting various seeds. Transplanting information as well as seed supplier information is shared. Participants plant seeds to take home and nurture until transplant time. An interesting variety of seeds will be provided and each student takes home a 36–cell tray planted with the annuals, perennials and vegetables of their choice. $25/$15 members, Please register by March 24, meet at the Zand Education Center.
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.
Master Gardener Speaker Series - Granville. Master Gardener Carol Edmister will present “Seed Starting” from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 19, at Bryn Du Mansion in Granville. Carol’s program is designed to teach anyone with a little diligence how to grow healthy, green, and vigorous seedlings for your garden or planters and to save money at the same time. The secret to growing seeds is really not “Rocket Science” but it does require a good understanding of a few basics.
“Taste of Italy” fundraiser - Newark. A full-course spaghetti dinner benefiting the Reese Adult Day Center in Newark, is set for 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 10, at RADC, 123 S. Second St. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at Zerger Hall Senior Center, 745 E. Main St. or at RADC. A family maximum price of $50 also is available. The dinner features homemade spaghetti with sauce, salad, bread sticks and a variety of desserts. There will be raffles and door prizes.
Pancake Breakfast - Hebron. The Lakewood Lancer Pride Committee will hold a pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 12, in the Lakewood High School cafeteria. The breakfast is in conjunction with the annual Spring Expo & Craft Show that runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Breakfast prices are $5 for adults (13 and over), $3 for children (3-12) and free for ages 2 and under.
Tea & Taxes - Thornville. The Greater Buckeye Lake Tea Party will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 15, at the South Shore Center South of Thornville on the corner of Ohio 13 and Thorn TR 391. Special guest will be Sky Gettys, CPA, MBA, who will discuss implications of current tax laws and field questions of concern. For more information contact Chuck or Kathy Nichols at 740-246-5227. Dazzling Desserts - Nashport. Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland Council and Park National Bank are hosting Dazzling Desserts - Recipes for Success, Saturday, March 12. The evening event, starting at 6:00 p.m., is being held at Longaberger Golf Club in Nashport. The event will feature dessert creations from area dessert artists, a delicious dinner, an exciting live and silent auction, musical entertainment, and more. Before eating dinner, guests will get to sample all desserts and vote for their favorites. Tickets are $35, which includes dinner and all desserts. For tickets or more information call (740) 454-8563 or 800-292-6759. Longaberger Golf Club is located at One Long Drive in Nashport.
Ohio Deer & Turkey Expo - Ohio Expo Center, Columbus. The Expo returns for its 19th year March 18-20 at the Ohio Expo Center. Hours are: 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday; 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday; and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. There will be more than 450 exhibit booths, many with new products and many offering great bargains. New this year is a women’s hunting apparel and gear exhibit and information center presented in cooperation with Woman Hunter magazine. Tickets: Adult 1-day - $12; Adult 2-day - $20; Youth (6-11 years) - $4 (when accompanied by an adult); and 5 & under - Free. Discounts for military personnel; and first year hunters presenting heat education certificate. For more information and a $2-off ticket discount coupon visit www.deerinfo.com/ohiohome.asp.
Pataskala Relay For Life 2011 Kickoff - Pataskala. Anyone interested in learning more about Relay For Life, how to join or start a team, or the vital services that The American Cancer Society provides in Licking County is encouraged to attend the Kick-off and Cake Auction from 2 - 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 20, at Watkins Middle School. The theme for the 2011 Relay For Life is “Celebrate More Birthdays!” The Cake Auction will take place at 3:00 p.m. on March 20 to honor the theme. Everyone is invited to come bid and buy cakes baked and donated by community volunteers and local businesses. All proceeds go directly to The American Cancer Society and services in Licking County.
Kmart12.com Hoops Kick- Off Basketball Tournament - Zanesville. Houston Rockets Kevin Martin and Brand Jordan are organizing the first annual Kmart12.com Hoops tournament. Early registration is now open and is accepting boys teams from 3rd grade (9U) - 11th grade (17U). You can register and make payment at www.kmart12.com
Marketing on a Shoestring - New Straitsville. Southern Perry Incubation Center for Entrepreneurs (SPICE) in New Straitsville is sponsoring Marketing on a Shestring from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 24, at the SPICE office at 115 West Main St., New Straitsville. The class covers press releases, direct mail that works, brand development, media relations, social networks and marketing mix. The cost for the class is $10. The trainer is Cynthia Petrie, principal of Petrie & Co., a public relations and event planning firm. Advance registration is required. To register or for more information call SPICE at 740-394-2200.
Expressions in Wood - Canton. Award-winning carvers from across the mid-west will be in Canton, Ohio, for the “Expressions in Wood” woodcarver’s show to be held at the Canton Cultural Center of the Arts on March 26-27. The woodcarver’s show is sponsored by The Stark Wood Carvers and the Warther Carving Museum, in Dover. The Stark Wood Carvers includes carvers from the Hall of Fame and Wilderness Center Woodcarvers clubs. “Expressions in Wood” includes a full spectrum of carved art including one of the famous Warther train carvings. Also on display are beautiful birds, waterfowl, chip carvings, caricatures, Relief Carvings, Pyrographics, abstracts, busts, wildlife, relief, realism and much more. Wood turners and a musical instrument maker will join the carvers. Carvers will enter their best pieces for judging, with prizes awarded in many categories. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 26 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 27. The Canton Cultural Center of the Arts is located at 1001 Market Ave. N. Admission is $4.00.
Civil War Dinner Theatre - Newark. Join the debate between the North & South at the Davis Shai House at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 26. Enjoy a delicious dinner and an exciting program featuring two of the most influential men in Civil War history. Al Stone (General Lee) and Barry Meadows (General Grant) have performed in History Channel documentaries and participated in numerous reenactments and events. Cost is $35 a person. Call for reservations (740) 788-8942 or visit www.davisshaihouse.com for more information.
Count Basie and the Great American Songbook Concert - The Reese Center, Newark. The Heisey Wind Ensemble Big Band will present a concert titled Count Basie and the Great American Songbook on Sunday, March 13, at 7:00 p.m. The concert will be held in the Alford Performing Arts Hall of the John Gilbert Reese Center on the Newark Campus of The Ohio State University and Central Ohio Technical College. HWE Music Director Dr. Russel Mikkelson, Director of Bands at The Ohio State University, will lead the 20 member ensemble which has a traditional big band instrumentation of five saxophones, five trumpets, five trombones, rhythm section and vocalist Kelly Delaveris. Tickets will be available at the door. Adults are $15, seniors (60+) are $10 and students are $5. For more information visit www.heiseywindensemble.org
Arlo Guthrie - Newark. The Midland Theatre welcomes Arlo Guthrie at 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 12. Born with a guitar in one hand and harmonica in the other, eldest son of Woody Guthrie, folk legend Arlo Guthrie is an artist of international stature. A natural-born storyteller, Arlo mixes tales and anecdotes with iconic hits like The Motor Cycle Song and Alice’s Restaurant, which helped foster a new commitment among the ‘60s generation to social consciousness and activism. Winning a wide, popular following, Arlo has been touring internationally over the last four decades. Visit www.midlandtheatre.org for more information.
The Tartan Terrors - Newark. Taking the Celtic scene and the Midland Theatre by storm, the Tartan Terrors, North America’s premiere Celtic Event, features the best in music, comedy and dance. Combining musical prowess with championship caliber Highland Dancers, this Celtic Group goes beyond the ordinary at 8 p.m. on Friday, March 18. Visit midlandtheatre.org for more information.
Austin “Walkin’ Cane” - Newark. The Midland Theatre is proud to announce Austin “Walkin’ Cane” will be appearing at 8 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, March 24th and 25th, 2011. West Virginia University Chronicle says “he’s an old time bluesman with a mastery of acoustic slide guitar” UltimateGuitar.com says “he sings in a way that would leave Joe Cocker jealous.” Playing original & classic delta blues, Austin “Walkin’ Cane” Charanghut’s deep, rich blues style emits pure soul and great energy. Playing original and classic delta blues featuring slide guitar and soulful vocals his outstanding guitar skills combined with powerhouse vocals make this a can’t miss performance. Tickets are on sale now for $27.50. To purchase Midland 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. Please note: add $2 to each ticket for handling and historic preservation fees.