Things to do…
Dawes Arboretum - Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70.
Principles of Pruning- Saturday, March 30, 9 a.m. - noon. Proper pruning enhances the beauty and value of almost any landscape tree and shrub so they live longer and healthier lives. The basics of pruning are covered along with how to “unshear” a plant, rejuvenation, correcting deer damage and more. Many potential problems may be prevented by pruning correctly during formative years of a tree or shrub. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced gardener, this presentation will have you pruning like a pro! Join Arboretum Director of Horticulture Mike Ecker for this informative session. General Admission: $15, Members: $10, 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
Kite Flying! - William C. Kraner Nature Center, Newark. Let’s climb to the top of the hill from 1:00 - 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 23, at Taft Reserve and fly kites. You can bring your own or make one for $5. FREE!
Monthly Family Volunteer Day - William C. Kraner Nature Center, Newark. Families with children six years and older can join our volunteers and interns in helping them complete their chores. from 1 - 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 24. We are concentrating on landscaping, weeding, general flower bed clean up. Bring your garden tools and gloves if you have them.
63rd Annual Aladdin Temple Shrine Circus - Ohio Expo Center, Columbus. The Aladdin Temple Shrine Circus returns to the Ohio Expo Center March 21 - 24, with tons of family fun with nine different showings this year. Be sure to come for all the fun! imes: Thursday, March 21 - 3 p.m., 7:30 p.m.; Friday, March 22 - 3 p.m., 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, March 23 - 11 a.m., 3 p.m., 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, March 24 - 1 p.m., 5 p.m. Tickets: Thursday “Good Old Days” special - $8 with children (12 and under) FREE; Center reserve: Adults - $18, Children (12 and under) - $9; Reserve: Adults - $17, Children (12 and under) - $8; and Value: Adults - $10, Children (12 and under) - $5. For more information visit www.aladdinshrine.org/circus.php
Symposium on feminism and evolutionary theory - Denison University, Granville. The symposium at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 28, in the lecture hall of the Burton D. Morgan Center (150 Ridge Road) features Joan Roughgarden, adjunct professor at the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology, University of Hawaii, and a professor of biology, emerita, at the School of Humanities and Sciences, Stanford, and Sarah Richardson, assistant professor of the history of science, and of studies of women, gender, and sexuality at Harvard University. Free and open to the public. For more information visit www.dension.edu
Licking County Genealogical Society’s 40th Annual Dinner - Newark. Join us for our annual dinner at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 7. Its also the 21st Anniversary of First Families of Licking County and new members will be inducted. The program, “Researching Licking County Court Records” presented by William Markley, county records clerk, begins at approximately 2:30 p.m. Reservations are required and due by March 28. Call the LCGS Library at 740- 349-5510 or visit www.rootsweb. ancestary.com/ohicgs2
Walking Stations of the Cross - Columbus. The March 29 Good Friday Walking Stations of the Cross begins with prayer at St. Joseph Cathedral, 212 East Broad Street, at 8 a.m., led by the Most Reverend Frederick F. Campbell, Bishop of Columbus, and will conclude at the Cathedral around 11 a.m. Following a threemile route, participants will walk throughout downtown Columbus to 14 specific locations at which they will pray and reflect on Jesus’ suffering as he carried his cross to his crucifixion, linking the stations with various issues of social concern.
Spring Jazz - Denison University, Granville. Two evenings of jazz, plus a special open rehearsal and clinic, will take place at Denison University on the first official weekend of spring. All events are free and open to the public.
• A Spring Jazz Concert, featuring the Denison University Jazz Ensemble, directed by Pete Mills and the DU Jazz Faculty along with guest soloist, trombonist Vaughn Wiester, will take place at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 23, in Burke Recital Hall.
• An open rehearsal and clinic is at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 23, in the Burke Hall Rehearsal Room.
• The Denison Jazz Combo, directed by Tom Carroll, will present their spring concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 24, in Burke Recital Hall. The concert will also feature the Denison Concert Choir, directed by Kevin Wines.