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.
Beginning Bonsai: Two Sessions Saturday, April 16, 9 a.m. – noon and Saturday, April 23, 9 – 11 a.m. This two-session bonsai course introduces participants to the art of bonsai. The first session leads students through the history of bonsai, types of plants to use, containers, bonsai soil and tools needed along with how to prune and style their tree. During the second session, students plant their tree in a bonsai container. Materials for the course include one tree, bonsai container, planting material, wire and an Art of Bonsai booklet. Tools will be available for the students to use. Please register by April 13, $40/$30 members, 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.
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.
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.
Game Day - Buckeye Lake. The Buckeye Lake Youth Association invites grades K- 8 to play ping pong, Wii, darts and board games from 2-5 p.m. on Sunday, April 10, at 140 3rd St., Buckeye Lake. A free lunch will be served.
“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.
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.
Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright to speak - Denison University, Granville. Madeleine K. Albright, 64th Secretary of State of the United States, best-selling author and professor in the Practice of Diplomacy at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, will present “A Conversation with Madeleine Albright” at 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 14, in Denison University’s Swasey Chapel (200 Chapel Drive). Albright’s presentation is free and open to the public.
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).
Newark Earthworks Public Access Day - Newark. This National Historic Landmark is a place where visitors can explore a 2,000 year-old geometric earthworks that served both cathedral and astronomical observatories for the people know to archaeologists as the Hopewell culture. Owned by the Ohio Historical Society, the Newark Earthworks State memorial includes the Great Circle Earthworks State Memorial, Octagon Earthworks, and the Wright Earthworks. During Public Access Days, you can access the Octagon Earthworks. Sunday, April 17 and Monday, April 18, visit www.ohiohistory.org 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.
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.
Spring Hookahville - Thornville. The lineup for Spring hookahville 2011 has been announced! In addition to two nights of ekoostik hookah, Yonder Mountain String Band will be making a return appearance and Slightly Stoopid will also perform. Many, many more acts will perform as well. This will be the 35th installment of hookahville, which is held twice a year on Memorial and Labor Day weekends. Spring Hookahville will be held on Memorial Day Weekend May 28 through 30, at Legend Valley in Thornville.. Early bird tickets are now on sale for a limited time for only $50. VIP tickets are also available for $150. Hookahville has designated camping areas for the handicapped, families and those wishing a quiet camping area. Children 12 and under are admitted free, and the festival is an all ages event. Camping is included in the price of admission, with primitive camping services including bathrooms, medical staff and water. Vendors offer many different dining choices. Alcohol is not sold at Hookahville; however you are free to bring your own. Visit www.legendvalley.net for more information.