Things to do…
Dawes Arboretum - Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70.
Grafting the Right Way - 8:30 a.m. to noon, Saturday, January 26, Zand Education Center - $40/$30 members, reservations required. The Arboretum’s propagator instructs students on the art and science of grafting to ensure future success in reproducing their own plants. Rootstock and scion wood provided, though attendees may bring their own scion wood as well. All participants take their own grafted material with them to nurture at home.
Landscape Design Certificate- Saturday, Feb. 2, 9 - 11 a.m. This four-part series covers everything from planning to implementation of designs around your home. Join The Dawes Arboretum’s Curator of Grounds Brent Pickering as he guides participants through the fundamentals of designing a landscape by providing useful advice and offering hands-on experience. Obtain the knowledge and skill to readily craft beautiful landscapes in all your outdoor spaces. This program does not offer college credit; it is designed for personal enrichment. Entire series (four sessions) is $80, $65 for members, meet at the Visitors Center.
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
Granville Winter Farmers Market - Granville. The Granville Farmers Market, a favorite summer event, continues again this year every Saturday (except Dec. 29) with the Winter Farmers Market! Every Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to noon, the Winter Farmers Market takes place at the Granville Elementary School. Enter from the Sunrise Street entrance and park in the school parking lot.
Licking County Library Geek Scavenger Hunt - Buckeye Lake and Hebron. All Licking County Library locations are part of the Community Scavenger Hunt for the Geek Campaign that started January 8 and runs through Friday, February 8. Booklets are available at all libraries, listing participating locations throughout Licking County. For every three locations you visit and fill in the information in your booklet, you will be entered into a drawing. All locations will have an individual drawing and the winner will receive $50 of material for what they Geek for themselves and that Licking County Library location will get the same items and add to their collection.
The Great Vacations Travel EXPO - Columbus. The Expo opens Friday, January 18 and runs through Sunday, January 20, at Franklin County Veterans Memorial in Downtown Columbus. EXPO hours are Friday 12 p.m. - 8 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tickets are available at the door or at any AAA Ohio Auto Club store for $9. AAA members who show their AAA card will save $3 on admission. Children ages 16 and under are admitted at no charge. For additional event details or to purchase tickets in advance, visit www.AAAGreatVacations.com.
Astronomy Night - William C. Kraner Nature Center, Newark. Join Central Ohio Astronomical Society (COAS) for their monthly meeting and program at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19, as they discuss the latest news in astronomy. They’ll have telescopes set up for star gazing, weather permitting. FREE!
Flow Yoga - William C. Kraner Nature Center, Newark. This month from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 20, we’ll be working and stretching our bodies while our hearts and minds set goals for us for the coming year. Water and mats are required. Blocks, blankets and straps all welcomed and recommended. $10 if preregistered, $15 at the door. Email email@example.com or call 740 967-8320 to register.
Volunteer Orientation - William C. Kraner Nature Center, Newark. Come explore the different volunteer opportunities that are offered at Ohio Nature Education from 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 20. You must be 16 years old, have transportation and access to email. FREE!
History Lecture at The Works - Newark. The Works: Ohio Center for History, Art & Technology presents the first in a series of winter lectures highlighting the theme of, “Communication Protects Democracy”. This series begins at 2 p.m. on Sunday, January 20, with Dr. Kelly Selby speaking on “From Home to Front Line: U.S. Civil War Communication”. Selby is the Assistant Professor of History at Walsh University. Lecture admission is free for Members of The Works or general museum admission for Non-Members; $8/adult, $6 senior. Seating is limited and on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information on this and future lectures, visit attheworks.org or call 740-349-9277.
Hocking Hills’ Winter Hike - Logan. January 19 is the date for 2013 Annual Winter Hike, which traditionally has offered stunning scenery, as waterfalls freeze to offer unique gorgeous frozen sculptures that highlight the area’s magnificent rock formations. The six-mile trek from Old Man’s Cave to Ash Cave draws more than 6,000 hikers each year to experience southeast Ohio’s most spectacular scenery. The hike features continuous starts from 9-11 a.m. Steaming hot bean soup is served midway at Cedar Falls (donations accepted) and a shuttle bus returns hikers from Ash Cave to the parking lot at Old Man’s Cave. Hikers are advised to wear layered clothing and good traction footwear, as snow and ice can make the trail slippery. They’re also encouraged to bring a camera to record the region’s winter beauty.
Antique Treasure Hunt - Newark. Is it junk, or is it a “jewel?” Is it for real, or is it a reproduction? The Licking County Historical Society is sponsoring an antiques and collectibles appraisal fair from noon to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 19, at the Buckingham Meeting House, Veterans’ Park, 6th Street. Auctioneer Craig Connelly will evaluate attic and basement “treasures” for a nominal fee of $10 for two items (LCHS members get one item free). The public is invited to bring family heirlooms, garage sale bargains, and flea market finds to this entertaining and informative event. Lunch will be available for purchase. Proceeds benefit the Licking County Historical Society.
Restaurant Week - Columbus. Restaurant Week Jan. 21-26 gives you the opportunity to enjoy the very best restaurants Columbus has to offer at irresistible price points. From $15-$35 per person, these unique three course menus are sure to tempt your taste buds at unheard of prices. Reservations are highly recommended as many restaurants will quickly book up. Visit Eat614.com for more information.
Yoga Classes - Newark. Yoga Instructor, Lenise Alexander, will offer Yoga classes in Meeting Room A of the Newark Library, 101 West Main Street on January 21 and Janurary 28, 2012 from 7. to 8 p.m. The classes will be free and open to the public. Registration is encouraged for those who wish to participate. For more information or to register, contact the library at 740.349.5553.
Girl Scout Day at The Works - Newark. The Works: Ohio Center for History, Art & Technology invites all Girl Scouts to enjoy an afternoon of special themed workshops on Monday, January 21. Scouts may participate in Daisy Recycling, Brownie Household Elf, or Junior Get Moving Journey workshops to earn various patch requirements. Admission to The Works museum is also included in addition to all workshop supplies and instruction. Pricing and times vary based on workshop. Troop leaders must pre-register scout groups by contacting Rori Leath at 740-349-9277 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The Works is also open to the public on Monday, January 21 from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Rococoa Wind Quintet Concert - Denison University, Granville. Rococoa Wind Quintet, a dynamic new ensemble consisting of music faculty from a number of Central Ohio universities, will make its concert debut with a free performance at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 22, in Denison University’s Burke Recital Hall (240 West Broadway). For its debut concert, the Quintet will perform the North American premiere of Serenade for Wind Quintet by Israeli-American composer Jan Radzynski. The work alternates between melodic passages and driving rhythms evocative of Eastern Europe. The balance of the concert will feature music of Europe and the Americas, including works by Ástor Piazzolla, Julio Medaglia, Adrien Barthe and Juan Colomer. The members teach at Denison University, Ohio Wesleyan University, Otterbein University, Kenyon College, and Mt. Vernon Nazarene University. For more information, visit www.denison.edu