Things to do…
Dawes Arboretum - Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70.
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.
Licking County Home & Garden Show - Granville. Check out the Home & Garden Show April 1-3 at the Bryn Du Field House, Granville. Hours are: Friday, April 1 - 5 - 7 p.m.; Saturday, April 2 - 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Sunday, April 3 - 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. Plenty of free parking. Admission $5 with children 12 & under Free.
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.
New York Times best-selling author reading at Denison - Granville. Laura Munson, a member of the Denison class of 1988 and a New York Times best-selling author, will read from her book “This Is Not The Story You Think It Is: A Season of Unlikely Happiness,” at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, April 6, in the auditorium of Herrick Hall (500 West Loop). The reading is free and open to the public. Munson’s work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine; O, The Oprah Magazine; Woman’s Day; Whole Living; Ladies Home Journal; The Week; The Huffington Post, and others. She lives in northwest Montana with her husband and children.
Poetry Contest Celebration - Newark. Come for an evening of great poetry Thursday, April 7, at 6:30 p.m. in the meeting room of the Newark Library! The winners of the 2011 Licking County Library Student Poetry Contest will be announced and they will read their poems aloud. Afterwards there will be refreshments. All the poems that were entered in the contest will be on display as well and will remain on display until April 30th. Call the Children’s Department at 349.5550 for more information. eReader Workshops - Newark. Licking County Library is offering a workshop on eReader devices on Thursday, April 7, 2011 at 2 p.m.. The workshop 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 or for more information, contact the library at 740.349.5553.
Prom Dress Sale - Hebron. Choose from over 200 prom dresses from $10-$60 at New Life Community Center, 130 W. Main. The sale runs from 3-6 p.m. on Saturday, April 9 and 1-5 p.m. on Sunday, April 10.
“Metamorphosis” Exhibit - Newark. The Works: Museum of History, Art and Technology welcomes “Metamorphosis”, a beautiful exhibit featuring landscapes by Kathy Anderson and fine furniture and wood art crafted by Tony Reynolds. “Metamorphosis” is on display through April 23. The Works is an interactive learning center where people of all ages can have fun and be inspired by the history, technology and artistic accomplishments of the community we serve. The Works Main Art Gallery is located at 55 S. First Street, Newark, Ohio 43055. Visit us on the web at www.attheworks.org.
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.
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).
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.
Nelsonville Music Festival - Hocking College, Nelsonville. Stuart’s Opera House is thrilled to announce the addition of indie legends Yo La Tengo (Saturday, May 14) and the “ Queen of Rockabilly” Wanda Jackson (Sunday, May 15) to the 7th annual Nelsonville Music Festival on May 13-15. Headlining on Saturday, May 14th will be rock superstars The Flaming Lips, country legend George Jones will take the stage on Friday, May 13th, and Neko Case will close the weekend off with a headlining set on Sunday, May 15th. They join Justin Townes Earle, Lost in the Trees, Bomba Estereo, Mucca Pazza, The Growlers, Michael Hurley, Baby Dee, Drakkar Sauna, and many more acts to be announced! The festival is a production of Stuart’s Opera House and will take place May 13-15 at Robbins Crossing on the campus of Hocking College in Nelsonville, Ohio. Weekend passes (all 3 days) and single day tickets are available right now at www.nelsonvillefest.org or by calling (740) 753-1924, camping passes for the weekend are also available.