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.
Footprints in the Snow- Saturday, Feb. 2, 9 - 12 p.m. Learn to identify different wildlife species by their footprints. Join Conservationist Shane McGuire for a short indoor session where he shares hints and tips to identifying animal tracks. Make sure to dress for the weather, as we head to the Dutch Fork wetlands to find tracks in the snow (or mud!) and learn which creatures call the wetlands ‘home!” In case there is no snow, other animal signs used to identify wildlife will be discussed and observed. General Admission: $15, 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.
Power Show Ohio - Ohio Expo Center, Columbus. The 43rd Annual Power Show Ohio returns to the Ohio Expo Center Jan. 25 -27. Show hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. More than 600 brands of equipment and supplies will be showcased within three buildings (275,000 square feet). Visitors will find farm equipment, construction equipment, lawn and garden equipment and more. Parking and admission are still just $10 per carload. More details are available at www.PowerShowOhio.com.
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.
Owls of January - William C. Kraner Nature Center, Newark. Join Ohio Nature Education’s Executive Director, Manon Van- Schoyck at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Jan 26, as we explore the fascinating world of our nighttime raptors! We’ll start indoors with some facts about anatomy and identification. Then we’ll head outdoors to visit some of our education animals in their enclosures before we venture forth for a brief hike to try to lure out some wild owls by using recorded calls. $5 per person.
Groundhog Day Weekend Celebration - William C. Kraner Nature Center, Newark. Stop by from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2, to celebrate Groundhog Day. See if we are going to have an early spring or a long winter! Learn the history and fun facts about the Groundhog Day legend. We will have crafts and puzzles on hand. FREE!
Prothonotary Warbler Workshop-Buckeye Lake. A workshop to help nesting Prothonotary Warblers and Tree Swallows on Cranberry Bog and around Buckeye Lake has been set for 1 - 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Buckeye Lake Museum. Nationally-known conservationist Dick Tuttle will present the workshop. He will discuss history, habitat, monitoring and recording. The workshop includes nest box demonstrations. Seating is limited. Please call the museum at 740-929-198 by Friday, Feb. 8.
College Goal Sunday - Newark. The Ohio State University at Newark and Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) will host College Goal Sunday, a free state-wide college financial aid event, on February 10, 2013, at 2 p.m., in the John Gilbert Reese Center. At College Goal Sunday, college-bound students and parents can receive expert assistance in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is the federal application that is required to receive federal financial aid including the Federal Pell Grant and student loans as well as need-based state grants. While walk-ins are welcome, due to the great demand expected for assistance in completing the FASFA, families are encouraged to register for this event at www.ohiocollegegoalsunday.org or by calling 1.800.233.6734.
BBC Concert Orchestra with conductor Keith Lockhart - Dension Univerity, Granville. Denison University’s esteemed Vail Series welcomes the highly acclaimed BBC Concert Orchestra with conductor Keith Lockhart to Swasey Chapel (200 Chapel Drive) at 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 1. A limited number of tickets may be offered for sale to the general public at $15 if space allows. Details will be available at www.vailseries.org and on the Vail Series hotline at 740-587-6557. Renowned for their versatility, the BBC Orchestra holds within their repertoire composers from Mozart to Sondheim, and Elgar to the Pet Shop Boys. The orchestra utilizes this astounding flexibility constantly, performing a weekly concert on the world’s longestrunning music show (since 1952), as well as an extremely ambitious concert schedule. Last year alone, the orchestra performed well over 100 concerts in the United Kingdom and abroad.