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 8 a.m., Walk begins at 9 a.m. The route is approximately three miles long and fully accessible. For more information about multiple sclerosis and the Walk MS event call 1-800-FIGHT-MS (344-4867) or visit www.MSohiobuckeye.org.
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.
Easter Egg Hunt - Buckeye Lake. Children, who are old enough to pick up their own eggs, are invited to the Buckeye Lake Youth Association’s Easter Egg Hunt at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 13, at the youth association building at 140 3rd St., Buckeye Lake.
“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.
‘Run for a Claws’ - The Wilds, Cumberland. Dust off your running shoes and prepare to take in sweeping views along the lakes, woodlands and wetlands of the Wilds in the ‘Run for a Claws’ on Saturday, April 30; part of the Wilds’ 13th EcoThon. Serious runners and casual walkers alike are invited to participate in the 10K Trail Run, 5K Trail Run or 5K Trail Walk through the beautiful environment of the Wilds to help support the important conservation science and education programs that the Wilds offers. The entry fee is $35 to April 22 includes EcoThon T-shirt, Safari Transport Pass to use on race day or later in the season (a $25 value) and snacks and refreshments after the race. . All entry fees must be received by April 22. For more information or to sign up for the race visit www.thewilds.org/events or contact the Wilds’ Reservation Coordinator at email@example.com or 740- 638-5030 x2286.
Springfield Antiques Show & Flea Market - Springfield. This month’s market, held April 16-17, marks the kickoff of the show’s outdoor season. Hours are Saturday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. and Sunday, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. This long-standing market takes place at the Clark County Fairground, located next to exit 59 off I-70. From April through November the Market will be held on third weekend of the month...with a few exceptions. In July the popular Antiques Festival is held July 8-10. There is no market in June due to Clark County’s fair. Regulars are anxiously anticipating the May and September Extravaganzas. These enormous markets typically attract upward of 2,000 vendors and 20,000 shoppers and are notto be-missed events for thousands of antique and flea market fanatics from across the county. General admission in May, June and September is $5 and $3 for all other months. Outdoor vendors have inside space in case of inclement weather, so it is rain or shine.
Paddlepalooza - Ohio Expo Center, Columbus. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) is helping Ohioans with their destination planning by promoting outdoor recreation opportunities April 22-23 at Paddlepalooza in the Lausche Building at the Ohio Expo Center near downtown Columbus. Kayaking, canoeing, camping, hiking and biking enthusiasts from across the state will converge at Paddlepalooza which features outdoor destinations, informational howto seminars and product displays that make outdoor activities fun, easy to learn and affordable for the entire family. ODNR staff will be on hand at Paddlepalooza to promote Ohio’s great trails, scenic rivers, state parks, as well as paddling and camping opportunities. As an added convenience to event patrons who purchase a canoe or kayak at the show, the Division of Watercraft is offering on-site sales of watercraft registrations and alternative registrations. ODNR displays can be found in Booths 407, 408, 507 and 508 near the demonstration pool at Paddlepalooza. Show hours are 4 - 8 p.m. on Friday, April 22 (Earth Day) and 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday, April 23. Admission for one or both days is $10 for adults; children age 12 and under are admitted free. Visit www.paddlepalooza.net for more information.
Greater Buckeye Lake Tea Party - Thornville. Tea Party Patriots will hold their montly meeting to “reclaim America” on at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 19, at the South Shore Center on the corner of Ohio 13 and Thorn Township Road 391, two miles south of Thornville. More information is available from Chuck and Kathy Nichols at 740 -246-5227.
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.
Nashville Singer/Songwriter Cliff Cody - Buckeye Lake. The Music Row staff writer will be appearing at Papa Boos in Buckeye Lake on Friday, April 15 from 7-10 p.m. For more than five years, Cody has been writing songs for other artists like Julie Roberts and Halfway to Hazard. But with his soulful voice and infectious personality on stage, fellow songwriters and music industry friends started asking for him to sing. He now plays over 150 dates a year from Ohio to the Florida Keys.
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.