Things to do…
Dawes Arboretum - Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70.
Walk MS - Saturday, April 20, with check-in starting at 8 a.m. The Ohio Buckeye Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society is hosting Walk MS to raise funds for local programs, services and medical research. For more information about multiple sclerosis or Walk MS call 1-800-344-4867 or visit www.MSohiowalk.org.
Arbor Day Festival - Saturday, April 27, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. It’s Arbor Day - a celebration of trees and nature! This annual outdoor event is sponsored in part by The Energy Cooperative. Families can expect a fun-filled day with lots of handson learning opportunities, crafts, displays, and tree climbing. The festival features Dr. Insecta and his Incredible Unforgettable Bug Lab Experience, a fusion of entomology and magic that will delight all ages! Arboretum staff will be on hand showcasing and selling nursery plants. Plus, the first 250 families have an opportunity to take home their own tree to plant in honor of Arbor Day. 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.dawes arb.org
Ham & Bean Dinner - Hebron. Stop by American Legion Post 285 for a delicious Ham & Bean Dinner from 4 - 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 6. Public is invited. Proceeds benefit the Legion’s Secret Santa Fund.
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!
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. 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!
Lakewood Wall of Fame - Hebron. Nominations for the Class of 2013 are due this month. The seventh annual induction will occur prior to the Sept. 20, football game with Newark Catholic. The Wall honors individuals or groups whose actions or achievements in their chosen fields bring honor and distinction to the heritage of the “Lakewood” community. Nomination forms are available at the Lakewood District Office, any of the schools or on the Lakewood website under Downloads & Links (www.lakewoodlocal.k12. oh.us). For more information, call Lakewood High School at 740- 928-4001.
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!
History of Carnegie Libraries in Ohio Author to Speak - Columbus. Mary Ellen Armentrout, the author of Carnegie Libraries of Ohio: Our Cultural Heritage, will speak to The Aldus Society on Thursday, April 11, 2013. Armentrout’s comprehensive book, which took four years to research and write, documents the 111 libraries in Ohio that were built through the largesse of Andrew Carnegie. Pre-program socializing begins at 7:00 with the program starting at 7:30 p.m. at the Thurber Center, 91 Jefferson Avenue, Columbus. Free and open to the public. For more information, visit twww.aldussociety.com
Octogon Mound Open House - Newark. Learn more about the Newark Earthworks by visiting the Great Circle Museum. Visitors are invited to watch an interactive video explaining the significance of the site and tour a 1,000-squarefoot exhibit that includes a timeline of Ohio’s ancient cultures and an explanation of why American Indians regard the Newark Earthworks as a sacred site. The exhibit also details how the earthworks align with the rising and setting of the moon. Following the museum tour, visitors can take self-guided tours of the grounds during daylight hours. Explore the ancient Earthworks on any of these 4 open access days, Sunday, April 14; Monday, April 15; Tuesday, May 28, For more information, visit www.Escape- ToLickingCounty.com
Daffodil Show - Granville. This annual event features over 300 daffodil specimens on display, as well as information on the care and feeding of daffodils. Many varieties will be available to order. This year’s exhibit will showcase 60+ spring floral arrangements of all sizes and shapes; created by members of the Granville Garden Club. Bryn Du Mansion. Children are welcome. FREE, Saturday, April 13, noon to 6 p.m. Visit www.BrynDu.com for more information.
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.
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.