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.
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 centersetpresented in cooperation with Woman Hunter magazine. divorcedTickets:or separated.Adult 1-day - $12; Adult childday -will$20;receiveYoutha(free6-11 years)
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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.
Civil War Lecture Series - The Works, Newark. The final lecturer in the series, Mark W. Summers, is a professor at the University of Kentucky and will lecture on the rise of the Republican Party during the Civil War era at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 27, at The Works. Admission is free thanks to the support of the Ohio Humanities Council. This lecture series coincides with Licking County’s yearlong sesquicentennial commemoration of the Civil War. Visit www.attheworks.org for more information.
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
Free Computer Training - Newark Library. Spring classes are forming now! Licking County Library and Connect Ohio offer six hours of introductory coursework to help adults understand the basics of computers, the Internet, and the benefits of broadband. Students who complete all three classes are eligible for incentives from various broadband providers in the area. Please call 740.349.5553 or visit the Newark Library at 101 West Main Street for more information or to reserve your spot. Classes are free and open to the public.
Family Programs - Newark Library. Something silly is about to happen at the Newark Library! The whole family is invited to join us for an evening of silliness - songs, jokes, puppet plays, and stories. The fun will start at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 22, in the Newark Library Story Time Room. You can get in the mood by wearing something silly to the program! Coming soon: a handson science program for families on March 29! Call the Children’s Department at 349.5550 for more information.
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 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. 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.
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.
The 20th Annual River City Blues Festival - Marietta. Music fans from a four-state region are expected for the River City Blues Festival on Friday, March 18 and Saturday, March 19 at the historic Lafayette Hotel in downtown Marietta. Known nationally as “One of America’s Best Little Blues Festivals,” The River City Blues Festival features some of the top touring blues acts in the country including Cincinnati’s top blues band, The Sonny Moorman Group; legendary blues diva from the West Coast, Miss E.C. Scott; Veronika Jackson; “Little Joe” McLerran; Davina & the Vagabonds; New Orleans’ “Jumpin’Johnny” Sansome; and Baltimore’s Charles “Big Daddy” Stallings & The Blues Evolution Band. Tickets will be sold at the door, but advance tickets and weekend passes are suggested. For tickets, passes and information, call Peggy Bolen at 740.376.0222 (evenings). Weekend passes to all three shows are $70. Tickets for individual shows are: Friday Night: $25, Saturday Matinee: $25, and Saturday Night: $30. The ballroom at The Lafayette Hotel will be set up with a large dance floor and a cash bar. As with all BJFMS events, the festival will be a non-smoking event. Complete information about the 20th Annual River City Blues Festival is available at www.bjfm.org Special “blues rate” room rates are available at the Marietta Holiday Inn ($46+tax) (ASK FOR IT) (740-374-9660).
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.