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
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.
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
Equine Affaire - Ohio Expo Center, Columbus. The four days of this event, April 11 - 14 - the nation’s premier equine exposition and equestrian gathering - are packed with educational clinics, seminars, demonstrations by top industry professionals, an extensive trade show, evening entertainment and more. Hours: 9 am - 7 pm (Thursday - Saturday); 9 am - 5 pm (Sunday). Prices: Adult (single-day) - $15; Adult (four-day) - $50; Youth (age 7 - 10, single day) - $8; Child (6 and under) - Free. Parking: Single-entry daily parking fee is $6, and four-day parking passes (allowing re-entry to the event) will be available for $20. For more information, visit www.equineaffaire.com.
Octogon Mound Open House - Newark. 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-square-foot 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 four open access days, Sunday, April 14; Monday, April 15; Tuesday, May 28, and Sunday October 13. For more information, visit www.EscapeToLickingCounty.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.
Day Camp Open House - William C. Kraner Nature Center, Newark. Come in from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 13, to ask questions and register your children for this year’s day camp which runs for one week this year from July 8-12 from 9-3 with early drop off available. Campers will help provide care for our education animals daily, participate in creeking, monitor nest boxes, birdwatching and much more! . Space is limited to 25 children ages 8-12. Open House is free. Day Camp fees $125 for the week.
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, April We’ll fill birdfeeders, do some landscaping and help to feed and water the ONE education animals. Bring your own gloves and garden tools and cameras! Pre-register 740 967- 8320 or email@example.com 1 p.m. FREE
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 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.
Columbus Pet Expo - Ohio Expo Center, Columbus. New to the Ohio Expo Center, this event just got 40% larger. That means more exhibits, more vendors, more seminars, an expanded kids world, more entertainment, and of course, more fun April 19 - 21! Hours: Friday, 11 am - 8 pm; Saturday - 10 am - 8 pm; Sunday - 11 am - 6 pm. Price: Adult - $12; Child (ages 4-12) - $8; Senior (60 and up) - $9; multi-day passes are available. Visit www.columbuspetexpo.com for more information.
Denison Museum Family Day and Book-making Workshop - Granville. The Denison Museum will host a Family Day event at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 20, in the Denison Museum in Burke Hall (241 West College Street). The museum will offer a book-making workshop along with other family-friendly events. Refreshments will be served and all ages are welcome. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.denison.edu
Buckeye Model Train and Railroad Show -Ohio Expo Center. It’s Ohio’s largest combination model train and railroad memorabilia show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 20. Visit www.gserr.com for more information.
A Walk Along the Tow Path - Buckeye Lake Library. Local canal historian Jim Reed presents “ A Walk Along the Tow Path with Jimmy, the Tow Boy” at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 25. He will be discussing our historic canal from Canal Crossing to Bickel Church Road around the year 1848. FREE! Friends of the Buckeye Lake Library will be offering early registration discounts for their annual 5K Walk on Saturday, June 22, along Canal Road.
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.
Jim Matheny Kar Shoz - Buckeye Lake. Jim Matheny presents the first car show of the season in Licking County on Satchestra, urday, April 27. The 5th Annual Buckeye Lake Show benefits the Buckeye Lake Historical Society & Museum. Bring your favorite set of wheels to the Buckeye Lake State Park North Shore in the Village of Buckeye Lake on State Route 79. Show from noon to 5 p.m. with registration from noon to 3 p.m. with awards at 4:30. Cost is $8 per car and the show is open to all cars. Door prizes, trivia, music and food for all. Enjoy the beautiful shores of Buckeye Lake while supporting a great cause. Call Jim Matheny at 740-522-6635 or J-me Braig at 740-929-1998 for pre-registration. Visit www.buckeyelakehistory for complete information.
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.
Heisey Wind Ensemble Pops Concert - Newark. The final concert of their 2012-13 season is set for 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 20, at The Reese Center at Ohio State University Newark/ COTC. The 60 member concert band will present “Evening at the Pops” with a theme of New York, New York and two selections from “Les Miserables” with soprano soloist Erin McCloskey on “I Dreamed A Dream” and tenor soloist Don Rogers on “Bring Him Home.” Tickets are available only at the door. Adults are $15, seniors (60+) are $10 and students are $5. Visit www.heiseywindensemble.org for more information.
Dennis DeYoung: The Music Of Styx - Newark. The Greatest Hits spanning the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s are performed live with Dennis and his six member band at 8 p.m. on Friday, April 26. The set includes all eight top Top 10 hits including Lady, Babe , and Come sail Away among many others. All the hits and memories in one unforgettable evening. Dennis is a founding member of Styx. He wrote and sang lead on seven of the band’s eight Top 10 hits. He is a legendary singer, songwriter, keyboardist, composer and record producer with a career spanning over 40 years. His voice is one of the most recognizable in the music world today and continues to inspire new generations of fans. Visit www.MidlandTheatre.org for more information.
Dark Star Jubilee - Thornville. The Dark Star Jubilee returns Memorial Day Weekend, May 24-26, to Legend Valley in Thornville. Hosted and curated by world-renowned Grateful Dead tribute band, Dark Star Orwho the Jubilee also features members of The Dead in their own bands, the Mickey Hart Band and Donna Jean Band. Other artists confirmed include Yonder Mountain String Band, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, The Wailers, The New Orleans Suspects featuring Paul Barrere & Fred Tackett of Little Feat, and local favorites. Dark Star Jubilee tickets are on sale now with discounted ‘Morning Dew Early Bird’ tickets for 3-day GA admission at $99 ($45 off gate price) and for ‘Good Lovin’ VIP’ festival admission at $199 ($80 off gate price). ‘Little Star Kids’ is a $25 ticket for children ages 4-12, who must be accompanied by a festival ticket-holding adult. Festival attendees ages three and under are free while youth above age 13 must have a full price festival pass. Gates open at noon Friday, May 24. Complete ticket options with pricing are available at www.darkstarjubilee.com.
April Music Events at Denison - Granville. All are free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.denison.edu.
• Granville-Denison University Orchestra at 8 p.m. on Friday, April 19, in Swasey Chapel (200 Chapel Drive).
• Granville-Denison University Wind Ensembles at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 20, in Swasey Chapel.
• Granville-Denison University Chamber Singers, “Choral Music of the World,” at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 21, in the Burke Recital Hall (240 West Broadway).
• Granville-Denison University student composers concert at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24, in the Burke Recital Hall.
• Granville-Denison University student chamber music ensembles at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 25, in the Burke Recital