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
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 cotcadmissions@cotc. edu <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> . For information about COTC, visit www.cotc.edu
Scams Workshop - Hebron. Do you know how to recognize a scam? Find out on Monday, Nov. 21, when a representative from Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine’s office and the Ohio Department of Insurance speaks from 6 - 7 p.m. in council chambers at the Hebron Municipal Complex 934 W. Main St. You’ll learn how to spot fraud and beat scammers at their own game. Free and everyone is welcome.
Holiday Pie Sale - Thornport. AMVETS Post #51 Ladies Auxiliary is hosting a holiday pie sale from 5:00-8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 23.
“A Civil War Christmas” - Newark. The Works: Ohio Center for History, Art and Technology is hosting its annual Holiday Traditions event on Friday, November 25 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. This year’s theme is “A Civil War Christmas” in honor of Licking County’s yearlong Civil War Sesquicentennial commemoration. Live musical entertainment provided by A’Chording to Tradition will fill the air with the beautiful sounds of the dulcimer and guitar while kids take part in several hands-on activities including; natural material craft projects and printing press holiday cards. “Curious Colors” holiday lights science shows, blown glass ornament making, and other activities are part of this fun-filled day for the entire family. George Johnson, co-curator of “150 Years of Trims & Treasures”, will partner with professional glass artist Lawrence Tuber, to present the history and “how to” of glass blown ornaments. While Johnson speaks on the origin and evolution of holiday ornaments, Tuber will create beautiful German-inspired glass blown ornaments. Guests are invited to get hands-on to create their own glass blown ornaments during Holiday Traditions. For more information regarding Holiday Traditions, visit www.attheworks.org
Bingo and Ice Cream - Newark. Take a break from all that turkey, football, and shopping and join us for Bingo and Ice Cream at Licking County Library’s downtown Newark Library on Saturday, November 26, from 2:30 to 3:15 p.m. There will be game-winner prizes appropriate for all ages, even adults, and all children will go home with a prize. The fun ends with ice cream for everyone. Recommended for ages 3 and up. Contact the Children’s Department at 349-5550 for more details.
Craft and Cookie Bazaar - Thornport. AMVETS Post #51 Ladies Auxiliary is hosting a Craft and Cookie Bazaar from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3. Eightfoot vendor tables are available for $20; contact Bonnie Davenport at 740-207-6329.
Grantseeking Basics - Newark. Licking County Library will host a live Foundation Center webinar on Grantseeking Basics for nonprofit organizations on Tuesday, December 6, 2011, at 2:00 p.m. at the Newark Library, Upper Level Conference Room, 101 West Main Street, Newark. The webinar will be presented and moderated online by Foundation Center staff and will provide an overview of the grantseeking process and the tools and resources available. A librarian will be present to answer questions and provide assistance with the Library’s Foundation Center resources at the end of the session.
Registration is required as class size is limited. To register, please contact the library at 740.349.5553 or register in person at the Newark Library.
Free AutoCAD Workshop - Newark. Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) will host a free AutoCAD (computer aided drafting) workshop on Friday, December 09, from 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., for members of the general public interested in learning the fundamentals of the design program. The workshop will be held in LeFevre Hall, on COTC’s Newark Campus. To register, call 740.366.9494 or email email@example.com. The workshop is designed for those who have no previous experience with the design program. Participants will have the opportunity to explore the world of architecture and civil engineering through the use of computer aided drafting. This no-cost experience is a must for anyone interested in these fields. All participants will have access to a computer workstation to create and plot out drawings using Auto- CAD in the COTC lab. Lunch will be provided to the participants.
Country Holiday Home Tour - Pataskala area. Four homes, a church, two historical sites and a tractor display are all festively decorated for the holiday season from 1 - 6 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 4. The tour is sponsored by the West Licking Historical Society. Donation: $10 per person; $15 per family. For more information call 740-927-9212 or 740-927-4807.
Outville Christmas Parade - Outville. The 16th annual Outville Christmas parade starts at 3 p.m. on Saturday, December 10. Parade registration and lineup begins at 1:30 p.m. at the Harrison Township Community Complex, 6750 Outville Rd. S.W. The parade features motorcycles, antique cars, trucks, tractors, equestrian units, organizations, bands and more! The parade will begin at 3 p.m. leaving from the Harrison Township Community Complex and traveling north on Outville Rd. Immediately following the parade at the Harrison Township Community Complex, there will be entertainment, a goodies auction, and a visit from Santa himself. Refreshments will also be served including cornbread and the renowned Outville ham and bean soup.