Things to do…
Dawes Arboretum - Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70.
Night Hike- Friday, Nov. 18, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Experience The Arboretum at night! Kids and adults are welcome to attend one of our most popular programs as we hike through collections, grasslands and woodlands. Night hikes are for individuals, couples and families. Scout troops are asked to call the Education Department for current scout-specialized programs. Free, donations welcome, meet at the Visitors Center Deck.
Luminary Tour - Friday, Dec. 2 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. A total of 1,500 candle luminaries will line the North End Auto Tour. Free plus join us at the Visitors’ Center after the drive for a cup of hot cocoa, a holiday treat and some activities for the whole family. Please bring a non– perishable food or monetary donation for the Licking County Food Pantry.
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. More more information visit www.dawes arb.org
Holiday Shoppe 2011- Newark. Get a jump on your holiday shopping and catch the spirit of the season with vendor goods and wares, holiday décor sale, children’s activities, and more from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 12, at Second Presbyterian Church, 42 E. Church St., Newark. The annual soup lunch will be served, along with sweet treats and drinks. Proceeds benefit kids at Camp O’Bannon.
Which eReader Should I Get? - Newark. Buying an eReader this holiday season? Due to popular demand, Licking County Library is offering another eReader workshop on Sunday, November 13, 2011 at 1:30 pm in the Newark Library. This workshop will include information about eBooks, eReaders and a short demonstration about downloading eBooks from the library’s website. Space is limited and registration is required. For more information or to reserve your spot, contact the library at 740.349.5553.
Create Glass Blown Pumpkins & Gourds at The Works - Newark. The Works: Museum of History, Art and Technology invites the public to drop-in from Noon - 4 p.m and create festive glass pumpkins or gourds in the Glass Studio Saturday November 12 & 19. Select pumpkin and/or gourd colors then receive personal instruction from a professional glass artist who will help you craft a beautiful pumpkin/gourd. This glass experience is $30 per pumpkin/gourd and a great way to experience the art of glassblowing! No appointment necessary. However, space is limited with and honored on a first come, first serve basis. Must be 9 years or older to participate. For more information, visit www.attheworks.org or call The Works at 740-349-9277.
Texas Hold ’Em Benefit Tournament - Baltimore. Join Phil Barker and the Class of 1984 as they host a benefit tournament for the Tammy K. Mowery Estate on Saturday, Nov. 12. Doors open at 6 pm. at the Baltimore VFW on Ohio 256. Play begins at 6:30 p.m. with a $40 buy-in with $20 bonus chips. Fun includes a silent auction and 50/50 drawing. Call Phil Barker at 740-808-2457 for more information.
Free Admission & Veterans Day Salute at The Works - Newark. The Works: Center for History, Art & Technology will host a Veterans Day Salute at 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 12. Visitors will enjoy free museum admission from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Ohio’s Early Residents -William C Kraner Nature Center, Newark. Come learn about Ohio’s Native Americans by making a craft and doing a traditional dance from 11 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Nov. 12. Cost is $10 per family or $3 per person. For more information, visit www.ohionature.org.
High School Junior and Senior Visit Day - Newark. Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) will host a High School Junior and Senior Visit Day on Friday, November 18, from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., in the John Gilbert Reese Center, Room 125 F& G, on the COTC Newark Campus. Prospective students and their parents will have the opportunity to meet with COTC faculty members, tour the campus and speak with financial aid staff. To RSVP, please call 740.366.9222, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com> . For information about COTC, visit www.cotc.edu
Concert for Somali Famine Relief - Denison University, Granville. A concert to benefit Somali famine relief efforts will feature Denison University a cappella groups DUWop, Hilltoppers, Ladies Night Out and Tehillah and the Denison Blue Grass Ensemble. The concert also will showcase the talents of the Granville High School Choir and a Somali choir from Columbus. The concert will take place at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10, in Swasey Chapel (200 Chapel Drive). The concert is free and open to the public. Donations will be accepted for the American Refugee Committee to benefit the Somali famine relief effort. For more information, visit www.denison.edu <http://www.denison.edu>
Bluegrass - Buckeye Valley Opry, Luray. Live bluegrass returns to the Buckeye Valley Opry at 2300 National Road (just west of Ohio 37) on Saturday, Nov. 12. Doors open at 4 p.m. with opener “Second Wind” playing at 5 p.m., followed by local favorite band Frosty Morning Bluegrass Band and Berachah Valley Bluegrass Band. Food is available. For more information visit www.americanbluegrass.org or call 740- 504-8100.
Buddy Guy - Newark. The Midland Theatre is proud to announce Buddy Guy will be performing on November 20, 2012 at 7:30 pm at the historic Midland Theatre, in downtown Newark. With his new album, Living Proof, Guy takes a hard look back at a remarkable life. At age 74, he’s a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, a major influence on rock titans like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and Stevie Ray Vaughan, a pioneer of Chicago’s fabled West Side sound, and a living link to that city’s halcyon days of electric blues. He has received 5 Grammy Awards, 23 W.C. Handy Blues Awards (the most any artist has received), the Billboard magazine Century Award for distinguished artistic achievement, and the Presidential National Medal of Arts. Rolling Stone ranked him in the top 30 of its “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.” Tickets for Buddy Guy are $68.50, $62.50, $54.50, $46.50 and $42.50 To purchase 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, 9am to 4pm or one hour before the performance.
Once Upon a Page - Lancaster. Award-winning children’s book illustrations from the Mazza Museum at the University of Findlay will be brought together in Once Upon a Page, on exhibition at the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio in Lancaster from October 22-December 31. Sixty-six works will be on display, including winners of the Caldecott Medal, the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award and the Theodor Seuss Geisel. As a complement to the book illustrations in the exhibition, the galleries will include a “Secret Garden” reading area for children and their grownups to explore the books further. The Center is located at 145 E. Main St. in Lancaster, next to the Sherman House Museum. Hours are Tuesday-Saturday 10 to 4 and Sunday 1-4. Admission is free for individuals; groups of 10 or more pay a nominal charge. For more information, visit decartsohio.org