Things to do…
Dawes Arboretum - Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70.
Create Your Own Backyard Arboretum- Saturday, April 14, 9 – 11 a.m. Become the envy of the neighborhood and learn firsthand from our horticulture experts how to create your “arboretum” at home. This class covers basic principles of design, great plant choices, and where to site plants. Additionally, our staff shares innovative and practical tips that will help get the most out of gardening efforts and dollars! $15/$10 members, meet at the Visitors Center.
Living Art – an Introduction to Bonsai- Saturday, April 14, 9 a.m. – noon, Saturday, April 21, 9 – 11 a.m. Explore this fascinating living horticultural art form! The aesthetic appreciation and fundamentals of classical Bonsai is covered in this two-session course. Part one covers the history of bonsai, types of plants, cultural needs, containers, and tools with a major emphasis on pruning and styling of trees. During the second session, students plant their trees in a bonsai container and take them home to nurture. Materials for the course include one tree, bonsai container, planting material, wire and an Art Of Bonsai booklet! $40/$30 members; register by April 11, 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. More more information visit www.dawes arb.org
Night Sounds -William C Kraner Nature Center, Newark. Join the folks at Ohio Nature Education as we step outside to listen to frogs, toads, and perhaps woodcock and other nocturnal animals at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 24. Cost $3 per person or $10 per family.
Here Comes Peter Cottontail - William C. Kraner Nature Center, Newark. This family Easter event from 10:00-11:30 a.m., 1:00-2:30 p.m. and 3:00-4:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 31, includes a wildlife display, kids crafts, egg hunt and an opportunity to get your child’s photo get your photo taken with a real rabbit! Program is for kids infant to 11 years old. Cost is $3 per child. Pre-register by calling (740) 967-8320 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Doktor Kaboom! - Newark. Doktor Kaboom! will be performing on at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 23, at the historic Midland Theatre, in downtown Newark. Doktor Kaboom combines hysterical original Comedy with the pure, unadulterated “wow” factor of Science, and creates an unforgettable entertainment experience for all ages. The Show is so highly interactive that no two performances are identical. Tickets prices: $15, $12.50, $10, $8, and $6. To purchase tickets, call 740/345-LIVE (5483), visit www.midlandtheatre.org , or stop by The Midland box office at 36 North Park Place, Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. or one hour before the performance. Please note: add $3 to each ticket for handling and historic preservation fees.
DodgeBall Tournament - Thornville. ASTRA – Academic Scholarships and Awards – is sponsoring the tournament at Sheridan High School on Saturday, March 24. Registration begins at 9 a.m. with the games starting at 10 a.m. Registration is $40 per team of six to eight players. Pre-registration is highly recommended. Forms are available in the office of any Northern Local school. For more information or questions call Peg Wilkinson 743-2854 or Melissa King 743-1335.
“Empty Quarter” - Denison University, Granville. Filmmakers Alain LeTourneau and Pam Minty will present their documentary “Empty Quarter” at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 27, in the screening room of Denison University’s Cinema House (201 North Mulberry Street). LeTourneau and Minty will introduce the film and hold a question and answer session after the screening. “Empty Quarter,” shot in black and white, documents life in the farming and ranching communities of Southeast Oregon. The film abandons the traditional “talking head” info-tainment format of mainstream documentaries, and takes a quiet, evocative approach that invites the viewer to make their own meanings and come to their own conclusions about the subject. Free and open to the public.
Ohio Spring Dairy Spectacular - Ohio Expo Center, Columbus. The Spring Dairy Expo incorporates a trade show and large national cattle show as well as youth competitions and live cattle auctions March 29-30. Hours are Thursday - 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Friday - 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.; and Saturday - 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Free, for more information visit. www.springdairyexpo.com
Small Business Taxation Workshop- Newark. Licking County Library in conjunction with East Central Ohio SCORE will host a small business taxation workshop presented by Phil Renard, President of Fox Accounting Services. Some of the topics to be discussed are commingling company and personal funds, determining vehicle expenses, distinguishing employees from contract laborers, knowing when to ask for help, and more. Join us on Monday, April 9th at 5:30 p.m. in the 1st floor meeting room B of the Newark Library. The workshop is free and open to the public, but space is limited. Registration is required; reserve your spot today. Please call 740.349.5553 or visit the Newark Library at 101 West Main Street for more information. Refreshments will be served.
The Retro Roots Tour - Newark. The Retro Roots Tour: Ralph Stanley, The Seldom Scene, and Jim Lauderdale will be performing on March 25, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at the historic Midland Theatre, in downtown Newark. The legendary Dr. Ralph Stanley’s forlorn sound of remote Appalachia is the bedrock of his style. But don’t mistake an ancient voice for ancient ways. Stanley tours and performs with the vigor and elan of a rock star. Contemporary bluegrass heroes, The Seldom Scene has a reputation for challenging the bounds of Bluegrass, performing with the same fire and enthusiasm that characterized the band’s early days as a progressive group that took Bluegrass music to new heights with masterful guitar, dobro, bass, mandolin and vocals. Five- time Grammy nominee, Jim Lauderdale joins this exceptional night of bluegrass. Tickets prices are: $47.50, $34.50, $27.50 and $19.50. To purchase tickets, call 740/345-LIVE (5483), visit www.midlandtheatre.org , or stop by The Midland box office at 36 North Park Place, Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. or one hour before the performance. Please note: add $3 to each ticket for handling and historic preservation fees.
Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged - Newark. Three area actors will attempt to do The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged in about 90 minutes March 22 - April 1. A feat that would be considered a major accomplishment within its own right, but this troupe goes one better...they do it by the seat of their pants. Expect a lot of sight gags and laughs as we explore this parody of the Bard’s collection. Due to mature themes and language, this show may not be suitable for children. Performances are at 8 p.m. March 22-24 and March 29-31; and at 2 p.m. on March 25 and April 1. Ticket prices are $13 for adults, $11 for seniors and students. 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. All performances are located in a cozy 100-seat theatre at 131 West Main Street in downtown Newark. For more information, visit www.lickingcountyplayers.org