Things to do…
Dawes Arboretum - Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70.
Home School Investigations - Maple Syrup Trail, March 5, 9 to 10:30 a.m. Join other home school students in exploration of our natural world. Each 90-minute session includes hand-on science study correlated with the Ohio Academic Content Standards for Science. Sessions are for ages 6 - 10. General Admission (Registration Required): $5, meet at the Discovery Center.
Maple Syrup Madness- To March 9, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., It’s here, that time of year when we tap the sugar maples and indulge in the sugary goodness of maple syrup! Discover how sap is collected and processed to produce this scrumptious treat as you walk the self-guided trail. End your journey at the Log Cabin where sap is boiled down and all are given a delicious sample of homemade syrup. FREE!
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.dawesarb.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.
Central Ohio Home and Garden Show - Ohio Expo Center, Columbus. The annual Central Ohio Home & Garden Show returns Feb. 23 - March 3, featuring seminars, vendors and fantastic ideas for all aspects of home improvement and gardening, ranging from decks to spas to landscaping. Hours: Saturdays (10 a.m. - 8 p.m.); Sundays (10 a.m. - 6 p.m.); Tuesday - Friday (Noon - 8 p.m.); and closed on Monday. Adults - $12; Children (12 and under) - Free. For more information visit www.dispatchevents.com
Liberty Union Youth Soccer - Baltimore. The spring season starts March 18. Sign-ups continue from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 2, at Bernie’s Barn and Grille, from 6 - 9 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6, at Cristy’s Pizza and from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 9, at Bernie’s Barn and Grille. Online registration is available at http:// www.libertyunionyouthsoccer.com/
Senior Safety Seminars - Newark. Three safety seminars for seniors are scheduled in March at the Licking County Aging Program’s Heritage Hall Senior Center, 1058 E. Main St. They will examine fall prevention, legal issues and spring-storm safety.
• Dr. Kenneth Abrams will speak on steps older adults can take to prevent falls from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on March 4 in the Legends Room.
• Attorney Steve Roush, an expert in elder law, will speak at 11 a.m. on March 13 on VA benefits for assisted living, estate planning, Medicaid, trusts, wills and how to avoid probate.
• Officials from the Licking County chapter of the American Red Cross will speak at 10 a.m. on March 15 on measures that seniors can take to protect themselves during damaging spring and summer storms. The session will focus on making an emergency kit, dealing with power outages and dangers fierce storms can pose.
For more information, call 345-0821 or 1-800-452-0097. No reservations are necessary.
“Licking County’s Greatest Military Disaster” - Newark. The Licking County Library is hosting the program, “Licking County’s Greatest Military Disaster” presented by Kevin Bennett on Tuesday, March 5, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The 135th O.V.I. was a 100 day enlistment regiment and was made up of 200 men from Licking County. July 3, 1864 found them at North Mountain Depot in West Virginia and outnumbered by a superior Confederate force. Kevin Bennett has done extensive research on the men that were there that day as well as studying the battle. He will share what happened that day and what happened to those that survived. This event is free and open to the public in Meeting Room A .
“Do Dogs Know Cal- culus?” - Denison University, Granville.”What covers a house?” “Roof,” says the dog. But Tim Pennings, formerly a professor of mathematics at Hope College, says that his dog, Elvis, is a lot smarter than that. Pennings claims that Elvis understands calculus and he explains that in a lecture, “Do Dogs Know Calculus?” at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5, in the auditorium of Denison University’s Herrick Hall (500 West Loop). A second lecture, about mathematical bifurcations, will take place at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6, also in room 114 of Olin Science Hall (100 Sunset Drive). The lectures are free and open to the public.
From Rodeo to Writing - New Lexington. Perry County District Library welcomes Thad Beery, author of The Rodeo Road, to the New Lexington Library on Wednesday, March 6, at 6:30 p.m. for an exciting short-story program, complete with a display of rodeo photos and equipment, and a book signing. Books will be available for purchase the evening of the event. Beery had a successful 15-year rodeo career spanning all levels of rodeo competition from beginner to professional. For more information on this and other upcoming library happenings, call 740-342-4194 or visit the library on-line at www.pcdl.org
Ben and Jerry’s co-founder- Denison University, Granville. After taking a $5 correspondence course, Jerry Greenfield and Ben Cohen opened Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream in 1978. Many thousands of scoops of ice cream later, Greenfield will discuss the long, sweet road to success in “An Evening with Jerry Greenfield” at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6, in Denison University’s Swasey Chapel (200 Chapel Drive). The event is free and open to the public.
Free SAT Practice Test - Newark. Are you planning on taking the SAT? The Newark Library invites teens to take Princeton Review’s free SAT practice test. The practice test will take place in Meeting Room A on the main level of the Newark Library on Saturday, March 9. Remember to bring a calculator and some No. 2 pencils. We will get started at 10 a.m. and will finish at approximately 2 p.m. Please feel free to bring snacks and a beverage. Sign up by visiting the lower level service desk of the Newark Library or calling 740.349.5552.
Vegetables 101 & Seed Start- ing-Buckeye Lake. Master Gardeners will lead a class on seed starting and growing vegetable from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 9, at the Buckeye Lake Library. FREE!
Teen Advisory Club - Buckeye Lake. Calling all teens for 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 12, at the Buckeye Lake Library. Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to the first ever Teen Advisory Club. Let us know what books, music, movies you would like to see on our shelves. Help us develop programs that you would attend. Refreshments served.
Woodwind Festival - Denison University, Granville. Denison University’s music department will present a Woodwind Festival with events taking place all day on Saturday, March 2. The festival will feature special guests Katherine Borst Jones, flute; Michele Fiala, oboe; John Kurakawa, clarinet; and Christopher Weait, bassoon. All events will take place in the Burke Recital Hall (240 West Broadway) and are free and open to the public.
• 9:30 a.m. Denison University Woodwind Faculty Quartet minirecital
• 11:30 a.m. Sessions with Denison University Woodwind Faculty
• 1:30 p.m. Guest Artist Recital featuring special guests Katherine Borst Jones, flute; Michele Fiala, oboe; John Kurakawa, clarinet; and Christopher Weait, bassoon
• 2:30 p.m. Guest Artist master classes
• 3:45 p.m. Solo Competition Winners Recital
• 4:30 p.m. Grande Finale Performance with the Woodwind Ensemble
Switchback - Newark. The Midland Theatre presents Switchback, the duo of Marty McCormack and Brian FitzGerald, as they present their Irish musical concert “Traveling Down An Irish Road” at the Midland Theatre on March 7 and 8 at 8 p.m. Switchback is known for their original Americana roots-rock music and also being one of the premiere Celtic acts playing today. Tickets are $29. To purchase tickets, call 740/345-LIVE (5483), visit www.midlandtheatre.org , or stop by The Midland box office at 36 North Park Place in downtown Newark, Monday - Friday, 9am to 4pm or one hour before the performance. Add $3 to each ticket for handling and historic preservation fees.
“The Adventures of a Black Girl in Search of God” - Denison University, Granville. Denison University Theatre presents “The Adventures of a Black Girl in Search of God,” written by Djanet Sears, at 8 p.m. from Thursday, Feb. 28, through Saturday, March 2; and Tuesday, March 5, through Thursday, March 7; and at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 3, in the Burke Black Box Theatre (240 West Broadway). Ticket prices are $8 for general admission, $5 for senior citizens, and $4 for students. For more information, visit www.denison.edu and for reservations, contact the box office at 740-587- 6527.