Things to do…
Dawes Arboretum - Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70.
Arbor Day Festival - Saturday, April 28, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. It’s Arbor Day at Dawes Arboretum! Festival activities usher in spring and summer at The Arboretum, our busiest times. This Arbor Day Festival is an opportunity to learn about and show appreciation for what Mother Nature gives us and to spend a spring day enjoying the outside. An array of activities and educational displays go on all day, including tree climbing and kid’s crafts. FREE, visit dawesarb.org for more information.
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. For more information visit www.dawes arb.org
Buckeye Model Train and Railroad Show - Ohio Expo Center, Columbus. Ohio’s largest combination model train and railroad memorabilia show runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 21. Admission is $6 per person. Parking is $5.
Friday Fling - Newark. Licking County Aging Program’s Friday Fling on April 27 will feature the music of Michael Provenzano who specializes in the songs of Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and Bingo Crosby. The menu includes roast beef, mashed potatoes with gravy, vegetables and a new layerpudding dessert. Reservations are due by 5 p.m. April 23 and can be made by calling 345-0821 or 1-800-452-0097.
Self-Defense Program - Hebron. The Hebron Library is hosting the free program, “This World In Self-Defense (W.I.S.D.)” presented by Grandmaster Jon M Stephen from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 21, 2012, at the library. The program is free of charge and open to the public. Registration is required; call 740.928.3923.
Pancake Breakfast - Thurston. Join the Thurston-Walnut Township Firefighters Association for breakfast at the firehouse from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 21. The menu is sausage, pancakes, eggs, sausage gravy, biscuits, coffee, milk, tea and orange juice. The suggested donation is $5 for adults and $3 for children. Firefighters will be happy to answer any questions about the department or your health. T-shirts and reflective address signs will be available for purchase. Pick-up orders are welcome. Call 740-862-6542.
George Pugh Full Pool Breakfast - Buckeye Lake. The Buckeye Lake Region Chamber of Commerce holds its annual Full Pool Breakfast from 7:00 to 8:30 a.m. on Friday, April 27, at The Buckeye Lake Yacht Club. It signals the start of the summer lake season. This year’s event focuses on the value of fishing, featuring Eddie Levin, four time champion of the Ohio B.A.S.S Federation Junior Circuit and Ohio B.A.S.S Federation’s Angler of the Year 2011; Deryk Eckert, two-time World Champion Angler; and Todd Thompson, founder of the Ohio B.A.S.S Federation Nation and former President and Director of the B.A.S.S Federation Youth Program. Tickets are available for advance purchase or at the door. Cost is $13. Admission is limited to 125 people. Contact Jodi Miller, BLRCC Membership Director, at 740/348-6293 for more information.
Car Show - Buckeye Lake. The Buckeye Lake Museum and Jim Matheny Kar Shoz will partner up on Saturday, April 28, at the North Shore Boat Ramp for the first car show of the year with registration noon to 3 p.m. The cost is $8 per car. Awards presented at 4:30 pm. Food will be available with door prizes and drawings throughout the day.
Heisey Wind Ensemble Winter Concert - Newark. The Heisey Wind Ensemble presents the fourth and final concert of their 2012-12 season at 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 21, at The Reese Center at Ohio State University Newark/COTC. The concert theme is “An Evening at The Pops”. Music selections will include George Gershwin’s “Cuban Overture”, Leonard Bernsteins “Three Dance Episodes from On The Town”, John Williams “The Cowboys”, a tribute to Henry Mancini, and selections from the Broadway musicals “My Fair Lady” and “Les Miserables.” Tickets are $15 adults, $10 for seniors (60+) and students $5
A Midsummer Night’s Dream - Granville. Shakespeare’s energetic comedy takes the problems of young love and amateur play production into the woods, outside the strictures and structures of early Athens. There, the dreamscape is ruled by capricious fairies who struggle for control of a changeling child and entertain themselves by messing with the mortals. The play is a timeless and delightful romp for all ages. Denison’s Burke Black Box Theatre, April 20-22 & 25-29, 8 p.m., call (740) 587- 6527 or visit denison.edu for more information.
Dinner Theatre - Newark. Thomas Jefferson and the first truly contested Presidential election in 1800 will come to life at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 28, when the Davis~Shai House presents Steve Edenbro, Thomas Jefferson impersonator, to entertain guests as they enjoy a delicious evening meal with family and friends. Steve Edenbro has been featured on the History Channel and has traveled across America and England, performing at most major Jefferson events. You will not want to miss this opportunity! Reservations and prepayment are required. Cost is $40 tax included. Call (740) 788- 8942 for reservations.