Things to do…
Dawes Arboretum - Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70.
Leonid Meteor Shower Night Hike - Nov. 16, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Attend a short indoor program on the Leonid Meteor Showers and then go on a hike to explore the night sky! General Admission: $5, Members (Registration Required): FREE, meet at the Visitors Center.
White House Christmas Traditions - Sunday, Nov. 18 at 2 p.m. Learn how holiday traditions have evolved at the White House. From John & Abigail Adams’ Christmas Day reception in a still unfinished “President’s House,” to today’s televised National Christmas tree lighting ceremony, this class covers it all! Presidential history buff Jeri Diehl Cusack shares tales about First Families’ unique choices of greeting cards and staff gifts, how Christmas celebrations have been impacted by times of peace versus times of war, and the effect of ever-changing technology. Light refreshments will be served. FREE at the Visitors Center.
Home School Investigations- Trees as Habitats Investigation - Tuesday, Nov. 20, 9 - 10:30 a.m. and 1 - 2:30 p.m. Join other home school students in exploration of our natural world. Each 90-minute session includes a hands-on science study correlated with the Ohio Academic Content Standards for Science. Sessions are for ages six to ten. $5 per student with preregistration required. Discovery Center.
Holiday Greenery Workshops - Saturday, Dec. 1, (register by November 26) 9 - 11 a.m. OR Saturday, Dec. 15 (register by December 10) 2 - 4 p.m. Create a festive arrangement of greens taken from The Dawes Arboretum grounds to decorate a hearth or table. Let the sight and smell of pine boughs, holly branches, cedar berries and other greens put you in the mood for the holidays. The Arboretum provides all of the materials, including decorations and candles, to enliven your display. Visitors Center - $30/$20 members; registration required (no vouchers).
Holiday Decorations for Wildlife - Saturday, Dec. 1, 1 - 4 p.m. OR Saturday, Dec. 15, 9 a.m. - Noon. Join this fun, entertaining workshop to build a wreath or swag for wildlife! Once the basics are learned, embellish a work of art with tasty, edible decorations just for wildlife! These holiday decorations for wildlife must be set outdoors on a front door, barn door or fence where wildlife can take advantage of it. All materials are provided-greens, unsalted popcorn and peanuts, cranberries for stringing, pine cones to be stuffed with peanut butter and birdseed, fruit slices and more! Visitors Center - $30/$20 members, reservations required.
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
Remembrance Day National Roll Call - Newark. For the second year in a row, The Ohio State University at Newark and Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) will join colleges and universities from across the nation in the Remembrance Day National Roll Call from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, November 9 at the Martha Grace Reese Amphitheatre, on the co-located campuses of Ohio State Newark and COTC. The public is encouraged to participate in this free event. Volunteers from both institutions will participate in a synchronized reading of the names of the fallen.
Hebron Veterans Day Cer- emony - Evans Park, Hebron. Hebron’s Annual Veterans Day Ceremony is set for 11 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11 at the Veteran’s Memorial. The ceremony includes a color guard, firing squad and guest speaker.
Veterans Day Dinner - Buckeye Lake VFW. Everyone is invited to a FREE Veterans Day Dinner on Monday, Nov. 12. Serving starts at 1 p.m. and continues until food is gone.
Bake Sale - Millersport. The Laker Fellowship of Christian Athletes is hosting a bake sale Saturday, Nov. 10, from 9 a.m. to Noon at Watson’s Valero in downtown Millersport.
Collect Your Story - Newark. Documenting your family history for the enjoyment of generations to come can be done in a variety of ways. The Licking County Library and Licking County Genealogical Society are partnering to present Sunny McClellan Morton, author of My Life & Times: A Journal for Collecting Your Stories on at 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 10, in Meeting Room A at the Newark Library, 101 West Main Street, Newark. Ms. Morton will present a program on how to document and collect your story. Her book will be available for sale and signing. Light refreshments will be served. The program is FREE.
Wildlife 200 Years Ago! - William C. Kraner Nature Center, Newark. Join us from 1 - 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10, as we discover the animals that roamed Ohio when it was first being settled. We’ll have pelts on display along with some live species for your viewing enjoyment. FREE!
Dinosaur Series - William C. Kraner Nature Center, Newark. Join Dale Gnidovec, Collections Manager & Curator, Orton Geological Museum at OSU and Columbus Dispatch columnist for the second of a three part series, at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11. Part 2 Teeth, Jaws and Claws: Dale is back to discuss the Carnivorous Dinosaurs and Why Birds Are Dinosaurs. This talk looks at the tremendous diversity of theropods, the carnivorous dinosaurs, and why many scientists believe that birds are living dinosaurs. $5 per person.
Lego (r) Fun - Newark. Show your creativity with Lego (r) bricks from 10 - 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 10, at Licking County Library’s downtown Newark Library. This free activity is for children in grades K - 5. Registration is required. Call 349.5550 for more information.
Ohio National Poultry Show - Ohio Expo Center, Columbus. The Ohio Poultry Breeders Association has thousands of birds (almost 5,000) and their dedicated owners represented in this extensive national show Nov. 10-11. Hours: Saturday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. $5 admission. For more informa- tion, visit www.ohionational.org
Finding Financial Support for Education - Newark. Licking County Library will host a free workshop on funding for education on Monday, November 12, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. in Meeting Room A at the Newark Library. David Holmes of the Foundation Center’s Cleveland office will guide participants through the process of seeking financial support from foundations to pursue their studies. The class will also offer tips on searching the Foundation Center’s database, Foundation Grants to Individuals Online, which is available at the Newark Library. Karen Jones, Program Officer of the Licking County Foundation, will be presenting information on the scholarships available to high school students and adults in Licking County. For more information or to register for the class, contact the library at 740.349.5553.
Barn Dance! - Newark. Y’all join in for Bill Martin, Jr.’s “Barn Dance!” at 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 18, at Licking County Library’s downtown Newark location. Following Bill’s book, families will enjoy old fashioned entertainment lead by singer and storyteller Ellen Ford. There will be music, stories, and singing games. We’ll finish with refreshments. This free program is appropriate for all ages. Call the Children’s Department at 740-349- 5550 for more information.
“Don’t Tap Out” Benefit Concert - Millersport. The Laker Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the Millersport High School Senior Class are having a benefit concert at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 16, at the elementary school auditorium for the Travis Allard Memorial Fund, featuring the band, The Marty Ford Experience. Admission is FREE, but food will be sold and there will be a silent auction. Donations of water, hotdogs, buns, baked goods and paper products are needed. Contact Dina Reasoner at dreasoner001@ columbus.rr.com Donations to the “Travis Allard Memorial Fund” can be made at Commodore Bank.
The Apollo Winds Woodwind Quintet - Denison University, Granville. The quintet features Erin Helgeson Torres on the flute, Bradley Walsh on the oboe, Antoine Clark on the clarinet, Scott Hanratty on the bassoon and Tiffany Damicone on the French horn, at 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 12, in Burke Recital Hall (240 West Broadway). Free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.denison.edu
Denison University’s Jazz Ensemble - Granville. Special guest Tom Carroll is on guitar and under the direction of Pete Mills, at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14, in the Burke Recital Hall (240 West Broadway). Free and open to the public. For more information visit www.denison.edu