Things to do…
Dawes Arboretum - Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70.
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.
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
ACT/SAT Practice Test - Hebron. Teens have the opportunity to take the Kaplan ACT/ SAT Practice Test at the Hebron Library on Saturday, November 16. 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, and don’t forget two number 2 pencils and an eraser. The test is free, but teens will need to register for it by calling or visiting the Hebron Library. Deadline for registration is November 9.
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.
Ohio National Poultry Show - Ohio Expo Center. The Ohio National Poultry Show features thousands of birds (almost 5,000) and their dedicated owners represented in this extensive national show Nov. 9 - 10. Hours: Saturday: 7 am - 6 pm; Sunday: 7 am - 10:30 am. Admission $5.
Honoring Veterans - Millers- port. 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.
Veterans Day Ceremony - Hebron. Licking County Commissioner and Army veteran Duane Flowers is the guest speaker for the 11 a.m. ceremony sponsored by Hebron American Legion Post 285 and Buckeye Lake VFW at Evans Park, 1801 Refugee Road.
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
Mid-Ohio Cluster Dog Show - Ohio Expo Center. This confirmation show Nov. 14 -17, sponsored by four kennel clubs, will include approximately 3,000 dogs representing more than 150 breeds from all over the United States and Canada. Hours: Thursday, Friday & Sunday: 7 am - 6 pm, Saturday: 7 am - 7 pm. For more information visit http:// www.columbusdogshows.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.
Music Under the Cupola- North Fork Rounders - Newark. Join us for a lively musical afternoon with the North Fork Rounders. The Rounders will be playing selections from the archives of traditional folk, Appalachian, and Celtic fiddle tunes to western swing and early American dance music. This event is free and open to the public on the upper level of the Main Library, Sunday, November 17 from 2- 3 p.m.