Things to do…
Dawes Arboretum - Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70.
ART Series-Drawing Series, Thursdays, February 7, 14 & 21, 6 - 8 p.m. Visitors Center - $60/$50 members, reservations required Join Art Educator Jennilyn Haer in a three-session drawing class. Learn the basic skills of drawing-the elements and principles of design, shading techniques and how to portray value. Through supportive guidance, each class will offer warmup exercises and a different focus of observational drawing. Pencils will be provided, but please bring an 18” x 24” drawing pad.
Cones, Color & Cider - Saturday, February 9, 2013, 10 a.m. - noon, Visitors Center Deck - $10/$5 members. Many trees have beautiful features that stand out in winter months! Join us on an invigorating walk through the Conifer Collection and view the fabulous foliage colors of winter. Trees and shrubs with interesting and colorful bark are highlighted while questions are answered by our Conifer Curator. Afterward, warm up with fire-roasted chestnuts, marshmallows and hot cider.
Tiger Cub Scouts: The Animals of Scoot! Tuesday, February 12, 2013 from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Visitors Center, $4 per student, reservations required. Visit with our resident turtle up close and personal. See amazing animal specimens featured in the story Scoot! by Cathryn Falwell. Take home a copy of the book as a souvenir. Not a scout? No worriesall first-graders are welcome!
Hyper-Tufa Workshop - Tuesday, February 12, 2013, 6:30 - 8 p.m. Zand Education Center - $35/$25 members. Create an elegant, artificial stone trough that is great for planting, come spring. Learn to mix hyper-tufa ingredients, sculpt your trough over an interesting form and choose the right plants. Join the mid-winter fun while getting your hands dirty! Participants take home a beautiful planter to brighten any landscape.
Storybook Science-The Listening Walk - Thursday, February 14, 2013, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Discovery Center-Free, donations welcome. Explore quality children’s literature in a natural setting. Each 45-minute session includes songs, games, crafts, creative movement, outdoor exploration and hands-on science suitable for ages 3 to 5 and their special caregiver.
Night Hike-”Love” in the Canine World - Friday, February 15, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Visitors Center/ Outdoors-$5/free for members. Celebrate with that special someone and learn about Ohio’s wild canines. Red and Gray Fox, as well as Coyote, all call The Arboretum home. February marks the peak breeding time for these creatures. After a brief indoor discussion, participants hike and attempt to “call in” some of these seldom seen predators. Both fox species and coyote respond to taped small mammal calls such as a “squealing” rabbit. Please note, sounds may be too intense for young children.
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.
Love Your Library Homeschooling Event- Buckeye Lake. Homeschoolers of all ages are invited to the new Buckeye Lake Library from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 7, for a tour, craft and light refreshments. FREE!
Japanamania! - Buckeye Lake. Everything Anime for grades 7-12 at the Buckeye Lake Library from 5 - 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 12. Parental permission slip required.
Love Your e-Reader! - Buckeye Lake. Join us at the Buckeye Lake Library from 5-6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 13, to learn how to download your favorite books, magazines, and music. Light refreshments provided.
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.
Columbus Sports, Vacation & Boat Show - Ohio Expo Center. Do the unpredictable central Ohio winter days have you thinking it’s time to plan some fun and have some fun? Head to the Columbus Sports, Vacation & Boat Show, Feb. 7 - 10. It’s Central Ohio’s most exclusive display of boats, marine accessories, marine services, personal watercraft, campers, recreational vehicles, ATV’S, vacation destinations, fishing guides and resorts, hunting outfitters, fishing tackle and outdoor equipment. Hours: Thursday & Friday - 2 p.m. - 8 p.m.; Saturday - 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.; and Sunday - 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Adults $8 with youth (13 and under) Free. For more information: www.columbussportsshow.com
Become a Bluebird Volunteer - William C. Kraner Nature Center, Newark. Do you like to get out and hike in nature and like birds too? Why not consider becoming a nest box volunteer and help us to monitor the bluebird trail at Taft Reserve. Find out the details from 1 - 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 10. FREE!
Ghost Hunting - Newark. Come Ghost Hunting with the Licking County Historical Society in Veterans’ Park on Friday, February 22 at 8:30 PM. Spend the night with paranormal search team, GEMIN(EYE), and explore the haunted Sherwood-Davidson House and Buckingham Meeting House. Cost is $50 per person ($35 for LCHS members) Includes investigation of both houses and refreshments. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED (Limited to 20 people). Call 740-345-4898.
February music events - Denison University, Granville. The following music events are free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.denison.edu
• Granville-Bluegrass Festival Concert with Mark Wade’s “Grass Roots CD” release at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 8, in the Burke Rehearsal Room (240 West College Road).
• Granville-Bluegrass Festival Concert with Tim O’Brien, Bryan Sutton and David Grier at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9, in Swasey Chapel (200 Chapel Drive).
Darrian Ford’ s THE COOKE BOOK - Midland Theatre, Newark. The Music of Sam Cooke is coming to Newark on Saturday, February 16. THE COOKE BOOK: The Music of Sam Cooke is Darrian Ford’s celebration of Cooke’s greatest hits and some lesser known gems. Tickets prices: $45-$20. 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 am to 4 pm or one hour before the performance. Please note: add $3 to each ticket for handling and historic preservation fees.