Things to do…
Dawes Arboretum - Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70.
Principles of Pruning- Saturday, March 30, 9 a.m. - noon. Prop- er 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
Great Easter Egg craft program - Buckeye Lake. Stop by the Buckeye Lake Library from 5-6 p.m. on Thursday, March 28, for egg decorating and light refreshments.
Preschool Story Time - Buckeye Lake. Come to the Buckeye Lake Library on Mondays at 11 a.m. through April 15 for a story time, craft and snack.
Understanding Diabetes - Buckeye Lake Library. Hear Stephanie Van Horn RN, Certified Diabetes Educator at Fairfield Medical Center present “Understanding Diabetes” from 6:00 - 6:45 p.m. on Wednesday, April 10, at the Buckeye Lake Library. FREE!
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 three-mile 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.
Senior Computer Classes - Newark. The Licking County Computer Society and the Licking County Aging Program recently announced the spring schedule of classes specifically designed for anyone 60 or older. Classes meet twice a week for six weeks at the new modern computer center at 123 S. Third St., Newark. The Monday/ Wednesday classes start April 8: “Communicating with E-mail” from 12 to 2 p.m. and “Beyond the Basics, What’s Next?” from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday/Thursday classes begin April 9: Spreadsheets” from 9 to 11 a.m. and “Digital Cameras for Beginners” from 12 to 2 p.m. and “Building Your Own Computer” from 3 to 5 p.m. with a limited enrollment. Enrollment per class is $20. Classes are taught by retired business people with computer experience. Registration materials are available at Heritage Hall Senior Center or call 740-345-0821 before April 5.
Spring Birding Field Trip - Pickerington. Join the East Central Ohio Audubon Society for a free spring birding field trip to Pickerington Ponds Metro Park on Saturday, April 6. Meet at the Newark Park ‘n Drive at 8:30 a.m. to carpool or at Pickerington Ponds, 7680 Wright Road, Canal Winchester, at 9:15 a.m. Carpoolers may expect to return to the Newark Park ‘n Drive between 12:30 and 1:00 p.m. Bring binoculars and wear appropriate footgear. In case of rainy weather, the field trip will be postponed. Email Lyn Boone at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.
Hebron Historical Society Grand Opening - Hebron. Come out from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, April 6, to see the new home of the Hebron Historical Society, in Suite B in the Village Shopping Center. Light refreshments will be served. FREE!
Are You Prepared? - Newark. Don’t be caught unprepared this spring and summer! Plan to attend this free, informative program Tuesday April 9th at 6:30 p.m. at the Newark Library, 101 W Main St., in Meeting Room A. Community Emergency Education Specialist Sara Morehouse, from the American Red Cross, will discuss how to be prepared for severe weather, pet safety during emergencies, how to make an emergency kit, and more!
Last call to honor veterans for Memorial Day - Thornville. The Veterans Memorial Society has set an April 15 deadline to submit names of eligible Thorn Township deceased veterans for the 20th Century Monument in Thornville for Memorial Day 2013. Deceased US veterans who either were born in, lived in, are buried in, went to school in, or worked in Thorn Township, Perry County, are eligible. A d $50 donation to defray the cost of inscription is suggested. For more information, write to the Society at PO Box 420, Thornville, OH 43076 or call 740-246-5049.
The Buckeye Crappie Challenge Tournament Series - Buckeye Lake. The Series holds its first crappie tournament of the year Saturday, April 20, at Buckeye Lake. The circuit holds six additional tournaments, including events at Paint Creek and Deer Creek lakes into September. Qualifying teams that fish at least four tournaments are eligible to compete in the October Classic at Rocky Fork Lake near Hillsboro. Thousands of dollars of cash and prizes will be at stake. For more information or entry forms, visit BuckeyeCrappieChallenge.com or call Frank Dimos at 513-335-3291.
Homeschool Open House - Buckeye Lake. Are you interested in homeschooling programs at the Buckeye Lake Library? Join us for a library tour, information session and light refreshments at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 18.
Wild Horse and Burro Adoption - Springfield. The U.S. Department of Interior Bureau of Land Management’s area adoption will be April 26-27 at Champions Center, 4122 Laybourne, Springfield. Friday preview is from 2-7 p.m. Saturday adoption is 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. with first come, first served. Take Exit 59 off I-70. For more information visit blm.gov.
Annual Bowl-a-Thon - Baltimore. The Rotary Club of Baltimore has set its annual Bowl-a- Thon for 1 - 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 28, at the Starlite Lanes, 290 Baltimore-Somerset Rd (Ohio 256) . Bowl a few games with your friends and neighbors. Proceeds support college scholarships for Liberty-Union High School students. Visit www.rotaryclubofbaltimoreohio.org/meetings for more information.