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.
MS Walk For The Multiple Sclerosis Society- Saturday, April 16, 8 a.m. The Dawes Arboretum is a Silver Sponsor for the National MS Society Walk. Help create a world free of MS by joining the walk. With your help, the National MS Society can ensure that people with MS have what they need to keep moving forward. Check in begins at 8am, Walk begins at 9am. The route is approximately three miles long and fully accessible.
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.
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.
Quilting and Quilting History Lecture - Lancaster. On Sunday, March 27 from 2-4 p.m., the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio will offer “The History of Ohio Quilting: The 19th Century and the Victorian Era,” a lecture and discussion led by Barbara Jupin. The Center is located at 145 E. Main St., Lancaster. Admission is $5 for members and $8 for nonmembers. For more information visit www.decartsohio.org. eReader Workshops - Newark. Licking County Library is offering workshops on eReader devices on Thursday, March 31, 2011 at 6 p.m. and Thursday, April 7, 2011 at 2 p.m.. Both classes will meet in the 2nd floor conference room of the Newark Library. These workshops 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 either class or more information, contact the library at 740.349.5553.
Family Science Program - Newark Library. Tuesday March 29 at 6:30 p.m. will be a night of science in the Newark Library Children’s Department. Just like PBS’s TV show, “FETCH! with Ruff Ruffman,” we will be conducting experiments and learning about our world. This hands-on science program is for children ages 6 and up and their families. Licking County Library’s downtown Newark location is at 101 West Main Street. Call the Children’s Department at 349.5550 for more information.
Millersport Elementary Carnival - Millersport. The Millersport Elementary PTO will be holding the annual “Spring Fling” on Friday, April 1st from 6 - 8 p.m. at elementary school. The spring fling will have plenty of raffle items, games, prizes, food and fun for children of all ages. Come out and and enjoy an evening with the family.
18th Annual Equine Affaire - Columbus. The Equine Affaire returns to the Ohio Expo Center April 7 through 10. The nation’s premiere equine exposition and equestrian gathering will feature four days of educational clinics, seminars, and demonstrations by top professionals in the horse industry, as well as an extensive trade show, Breed Pavilion, Youth Pavilion and evening entertainment. Visit www.ohioexpocenter.com for more information.
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.
Wild Horse & Burro Adoption - Springfield. Burearu of Land Management’s Wild horse and burro adoption event is coming to Springfield April 15-16. The event is at Champions Center at 4122 Laybourne Road at Ohio 41 and I-70, exit 59. The Friday preview is 2 - 7 p.m. with Saturday adoption from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Adoption is first come, first served. The maximum adoption fee is $125. For more information call 866-4MUSTANGS (866- 468-7826).
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.
Twelve Angry Women - Newark. Twelve jurors are gathered in a bleak room to determine the fate of a 19 year-old accused of stabbing his father to death. What appears to be a unanimous verdict of guilty comes into question when one of the jurors opens the others eyes to the facts. As each juror explains their personal opinions about the facts and testimony, their true characters are revealed and re-examined by themselves and the others. Tempers grow short and the arguments grow heated, sure to create an electrifying experience while keeping the audience on the edge of their seats Tickets are available online day or night at lickingcountyplayers.org or call our Box Office at 740-349-2287. Box office hours are Tuesday through Friday from 7 to 9pm during performance weeks. Single ticket prices are $13 for adults, $11 for seniors and students, and $8 for children 12 and under. Performances are at 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 31 and April 7; Fridays, April 1 and 8; Saturdays, April 2 and April 9 with 2 p.m. matinee performances on Sundays, April 3 and 10. For more information visit www.lickingcountyplayers.org
The Miss Firecracker Contest - Granville. In Brookhaven, Mississippi, Carnelle Scott is rehearsing furiously for the July 4th Miss Firecracker Contest—in the hope that her dazzling routine will make her a winner, thereby salvaging her tarnished reputation and allowing her to leave town in a blaze of glory. The unexpected arrival of her cousin, a former Miss Firecracker winner, complicates matters; but, aided by a bunch of cheerfully nutty characters, Carnelle perseveres in this delightful comedy, at Denison’s Ace Morgan Theatre April 8-9 & 12-16, 8 p.m., visit www.denison.edu or call (740) 587-6527 for more information.
Patasklala Sterling Theater Presenting Rick Brunetto’s Orchestra And Big Band Jazz - Pataskala. Come early and party with us Saturday, April 2, at the old Jefferson St Fire house with appetizers before the show. Tickets available at Pataskala First Federal Savings & Loan and Nutcracker Family Restaurant at $15 each. Music starts at 8 p.m. with doors open at 7:30 p.m.