Things to do…
Dawes Arboretum - Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70.
Polymer Clay Bluebird Ornament - Sunday, November 3, 1 - 4:30 p.m. Miss seeing the birds flying around outside? Make your own to get you through the winter! Learn how to sculpt clay into the perfect small hanging bird ornament. This class focuses on teaching how to construct a bluebird from polymer clay. The use of different tools will enable you to create texture and fine details. This unique clay can then be placed in the oven to harden. While the clay bakes and cools, learn various painting techniques to make your feathered friend look just like a bluebird. Attach a small piece of ribbon and your bird can hang from any window or branch! Visitors Center, $40/$30 members.
Home School Investigations: Soil Investigation - Tuesday, November 5, 10 - 11:30 a.m. Why do certain plants grow in some places and not in others? Learn about soil, the foundation of life on Earth. Join other home school students in exploration of our natural world. Each 90-minute session includes a hands-on science study correlated with the Ohio Academic Content Standards for Science. Sessions are for ages six to ten. Discovery Center, $5 per student
Preschool Storybook Science - Turkey for Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 14, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Explore quality children’s literature in a natural setting. Each 45-minute session includes songs, games, crafts, creative movement, outdoor exploration and hands-on science suitable for ages three to five and their special caregiver. Discovery Center, Free, donations welcome.
Night Hike - The Squirrels Are Nuts! - Friday, November 15, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Although it is still autumn, it looks more like winter! In spite of the barren landscape and apparent quietness, the fields and woods are full of activity. During November, squirrels, as well as chipmunks, sense the impending bad weather right around the corner and frantically spring into action storing more food. Learn the differences in Ohio’s squirrel species in this program by how their nuts are eaten and storing techniques. Visitors Center, Outdoors, $5/members free.
Division of Wildlife Hunter Education Course - Saturday, November 16, noon - 4 p.m. The Dawes Arboretum hosts an Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Wildlife home-study hunter education course. For more details and to register please go to www.dnr.state.oh.us and click on hunter education. Visitors Center, Free.
Botanical Feast - Saturday, November 16, 2013 ,10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Sample and learn about common and exotic foodstuffs from around the global pantry. Discover the fascinating and little-known botanical relationships of fruits and vegetables, their surprising geographic origin and the folklore surrounding them. Enjoy recipes prepared by local Culinary Arts Instructor Jess Karr and C-Tec Culinary Arts students offering an in-house smorgasbord. Visitors Center, $40 (No Member Discount or Vouchers).
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
Granville Farmers Market - Granville. The indoor market runs Saturdays from 9:30 to noon at the Granville Elementary School. All kinds of good things to eat and drink.
Pre-School Storytime - Hebron Library. Preschoolers and their caregivers are invited to join us every Tuesday at 11 a.m. for stories, songs and a craft. Fall storytime themes include kitchen fun, pets, and things that go zoom!
Preschool Story Time- Buckeye Lake Library. Preschoolers and their caregivers are invited to join us on Wednesdays at 11 a.m for a storytime, craft, and snack. Fall story time runs through Nov. 13.
Santa’s Attic Sale - Granville. Thousands of gently used holidays decorations are on sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2, at St. Edward the Confessor Catholic Church, Granville. Treasures include antique German ornaments, nativity sets, Longaberger baskets and much more. All the proceeds benefit the charitable works of the Women of St. Edward.
Teen Art Walk – Newark. The Newark Library invites students in grades 6-12 to take part in the 2013 Teen Art Walk. This is an opportunity for teens to share their talent with the community. Teens are invited to submit up to three works of art. Two and three-dimensional works are welcome. Entries will be accepted at any Licking County Library location from Friday, November 1 – Friday, November, 22. Entry cards must be completed for all entered works. Artwork will be judged and prizes will be awarded for Best in Show, Most Original and Crowd Favorite. All ages are welcome to attend the Teen Art Walk Reception on Saturday, December 7 from 1:00-4:00 pm at the Newark Library. Guidelines and entry cards are available at all library locations.
Trashion Fashion Show – Newark. The Newark Library invites teens in grades 6 -12 to participate in the 1st Annual Green Teens Trashion Fashion Show. Teens will be creating fashion from recyclable materials and modeling them for judging in front of an audience. Winners will be entered into a local recycled art show. This special edition of Green Teens will take place in Meeting Room A of the Newark Library on Tuesday, November 5 from 3:30-6:00 pm. All ages are welcome to attend modeling and judging at 5:30 pm.
Genealogy Classes – Newark. The Licking County Genealogical Society presents Session V– “Vital Records, Births – Marriages – Death – Wills - Land” and Session VI – “Review of Ancestry.com; family search, findagrave, and other genealogy websites,” starting at 9:45 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9, in Meeting Room A in the Newark Library, 101 W. Main St. Cost $2 per person per session. Pre-registration appreciated but not required. Registration forms are available in the LCGS library and at www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohlcgs2
Free ACT/SAT Combo Practice Test – Newark. Are you planning on taking the ACT or SAT? The Newark Library invites teens to take Kaplan’s free ACT/SAT combo practice test. The practice test will take place in the Lower Level Meeting Room of the New- ark Library on Saturday, Nov. 9. Remember to bring a calculator and some No. 2 pencils. We will get started at 10:00 am and will finish at approximately 2:00 pm. Please feel free to bring snacks and a beverage. There is a limit of 40 to register. Register by visiting the lower level service desk of the Newark Library or calling 740.349.5550.
Holiday Extravaganza- Lakewood High School. Something for everyone from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9. Crafters and retailers with decorations, holiday items, gift ideas and food.
Honoring Veterans - Millersport. Millersport United Methodist Church will honor area veterans at a potluck dinner beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 10, in the church fellowship hall. American Legion members, the church family and all veterans and their families are invited. School essay contest winners have been invited. Bring your favorite dish and help us show our appreciation to those who have served our country.
Holiday Savings Workshop – Newark. Licking County Library is offering a Holiday Savings Workshop from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 12, at the Main Library, Meeting Room A, 101 West Main, Newark. The event is free and open to the public. Lynette Rice of CleverlySimple.com will offer tips and tricks to stretch the holiday budget even more this shopping season, including how to get free shipping, Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping strategies, simple and inexpensive do-it-yourself gift ideas, frugal and fast baking tips, and holiday meal planning. Registration is requested as seating is limited. Register online at http:// www.cleverlysimple.com/savingsnation/
Citizens Academy - Newark. The Licking County Sheriff’s Office is conducting a Citizens Academy starting Tuesday, Nov. 19, from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. at COTC/OSU-Newark. Classes will be held weekly through February. Participants will learn about the daily operations of the sheriff’s office. Anyone 18 years of age or older and living or working in Licking County is eligible to apply. A criminal background check is required. Tuition is FREE. Applications are available from the sheriff’s office, www.lcounty.com/sheriff or www.lcsocaaa.com. Applications must be received by Thursday, Nov. 14. For more information, call Deputy Barr at 740-670-5549.
History of a Medieval Bible – Columbus. Eric Johnson, Curator of Early Books and Manuscripts at OSU’s Thompson Library, will speak at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 14, on “Deconstructing and Reconstructing a Medieval Bible” at the Thurber Center, 91 Jefferson Avenue. He will discuss the life of the Hornby-Cockerell Bible which is an example of a rare Bible likely produced in Paris in the 1220s. The Bible survived intact until 1981 when it was sold at auction and 440 of its leafs were placed for sale. Currently the Bible is being re-assembled both physically and digitally. Free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.aldussociety.com
Gospel Pianist - Buckeye Lake. Timothy Noble, age 14, will present a patriotic program at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 10, at the First Community Church, 4381 Walnut Road, Buckeye Lake. The program includes a ribute to our armed forces and the veterans in the audience. Free and open to the public.