Things to do…
Dawes Arboretum - Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70.
Storybook Science - The Snowy Day - Jan. 9, 2014, 10:00 - 10:45 a.m., 1 - 1:45 p.m. Preschoolers explore quality children’s literature in a natural setting as only The Dawes Arboretum can provide. Each 45-minute session may include songs, games, crafts, creative movement, outdoor exploration and hands-on science for children ages three – five years old and their special caregivers. FREE, meet at the Discovery Center
Backyard Maple Syruping- Jan. 18, 2014 1 - 3:30 p.m. at the Visitors Center. Please register by Jan. 15, 2014. Learn the entire process of making delicious maple syrup at home in this interactive class. See how trees are tapped; discuss collection, storage and cooking methods, explore kits and common household items that are used in maple syruping. General Admission: $15, Members: $10.
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.dawesarb.org
Granville Farmers Market - Granville. The indoor market runs Saturdays from 9:30 to noon at the Granville Elementary School.
Wildlights - Columbus Zoo. We’ve decked the halls, trees and everything but the animals with millions of LED lights for the 25th anniversary of our Wildlights display, beginning Nov. 22, and running through Jan. 5, 2014. A new holiday light show at Conservation Lake will delight guests of all ages. The eight-minute show features new songs, new elements and 25 animated trees. Shows will take place every 30 minutes beginning nightly at 5:30 p.m. Wildlights runs from 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 5 - 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Regular admission rates apply.
From Sheep to Shawl - Hebron Library. How is wool from sheep transformed into clothing for us? Join knitter Donnely Barber from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 4, as she takes you from shearing the sheep, to picking and carding the wool, to spinning it into yarn and thread. Kids will help prepare the wool for spinning using a box carder and drop spindles. For more details or further information, please call the library at 740-928-3923.
Yoga Classes - Buckeye Lake. The Buckeye Lake Library will host free yoga classes for any skill level in the Conference Room at The Buckeye Lake Library. Classes will be instructed by Lenise Alexandra. Classes will be offered from 10 - 11 a.m. the first Saturday of the month beginning January 4, and continuing through March 1. Classes are free and open to the public. No registration is required to attend. For more information, please call 740-928-0472,
Ohio RV & Boat Show - Ohio Expo Center. Browse thousands of square feet Jan. 4- 12, filled with boats, RVs, ATVs, motorcycles, tow vehicles, trucks, SUVs and more during this fun annual event. Hours: Monday & Tuesday - closed; Wednesday - Thursday - 5 - 10 p.m.; Friday - noon - 10 p.m.; Saturdays 9 a.m. - 10 p.m.; and Sundays 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.. Adults - $10 & children (6-12) - $2. Visit www.ohioboatandrvshow.com for more information and for a discount coupon redeemable for $2 off adult admission.
Hoop Shoot - Newark. The annual Newark Elks Hoop Shoot will be held Sunday Jan. 5, with registration at 4 p.m. The shooting competition begins promptly at 5 p.m. The competition will be held at the Licking County Family YMCA in the Mitchell Recreation Center. The contest is for Licking County boys and girls in age categories (as of April 1, 2014) of 8-9; 10-11; and 12- 13. Contestants must arrive by 4 p.m. in proper attire, sign up and shoot free throws. Winners from each age group will win an Elks Hoop Shoot Certificate and will advance to the District Contest on Sunday, Jan. 19, in Newark. For more information contact Newark Elks Hoop Shoot Director, Tony Adams, 740-334-7792 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Licking County Genealogical Society - Newark. The annual business meeting begins at 2 p.m. on Sunday, January 5, in the first floor meeting room at the Newark Library, 101 W. Main St. The program “Licking County Records and Archives - Update” presented by Bill Markley fellows. Free and open to the public.
Columbus Paper, Postcard, and Book Show - Ohio Expo Center. Dozens of dealers will be centralized Sunday, Jan. 5, at the Ohio Expo Center with an assortment of vintage paper collectibles including postcards, books, paper advertisements, stereo view cards, trade cards, old photographs, magazines, documents, non-sports cards, military paper items, paper sports collectibles and great protective paper storage options. Hours: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Admission is $6. For more information visit www.facebook.com/pages/Columbus-Paper-Show/134469001768
Tech Time - Buckeye Lake Library. Learn how from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 11, to access all of our amazing free eContent, such as digital magazines from Zinio, eBooks from Overdrive and Freading, downloadable audiobooks from Overdrive and OneClick Digital, or just learn the basics about your tablet or eReader. Free!
How to lose weight - Newark. Start the New Year off right! Plan to attend a talk by Licking Memorial Hospital dietitian Annmarie Thacker on healthy eating for a healthy weight loss. Learn how to make healthy changes in your eating habits at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday January 11, at the Newark Library, 101 W. Main St., in Meeting Room A. The event is free and open to the public. Register online at lickingcountylibrary. info and click on the “Events Calendar” box or call the Main Library at 740.349.5553.
Christmas Decorations Collection - Granville. The Women of St. Edwards are collecting gently used Christmas decorations from 9 a.m. to 3p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 11 and Sunday, Jan. 12, at St. Edwards Catholic Church, 785 Newark Road, Granville. Your donations will help restock Santa’s Attic for next Christmas’ sale.
Great Train Expo - Ohio Expo Center. America’s favorite traveling train show is coming to town Jan. 18-19, with operating model railroads, train dealers, collectors, hands-on exhibits, demonstrations, workshops, and much more! Hours are 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Admission - $7 with children (under 12) - Free. For more information, please visit www.greattrainexpo.com/
Great Vacations Travel EXPO - Vets Memorial, Columbus. Dream about getting away from our dreary winter weather January 24-26. EXPO hours are Friday: Noon - 7 p.m.; Saturday: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.; and Sunday: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tickets are $8 at the door (AAA members receive 50%-off admission). Children 16 and under are admitted free. For additional event details or to purchase tickets in advance, visit www.AAAGreatVacations.com.
Winter Taste of Buckeye Lake - Buckeye Lake Library. The Friends of the Buckeye Lake Library invite you to enjoy beverages from the Buckeye Lake Brewery and Buckeye Lake Winery, and to sample foods from around the lake from 6 - 9 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25. Musical entertainment by the Jack Gorham Band. Tickets (before Jan. 20) are $35 per person and $40 per person after Jan. 19. For more information visit www.FriendsoftheBuckeyeLakeLibrary.org Proceeds help fund the library’s operating expenses.
“Affirming Our Roots, Breaking New Ground” Conference - Granville. Registration is now open for the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association’s (OEFFA) 35th annual conference, Affirming Our Roots, Breaking New Ground. Pre-conference events will be held on Friday, February 14 and the conference will take place Saturday, February 15 and Sunday, February 16, 2014 at the Granville Middle and High schools. As the state’s largest sustainable food and farm conference, more than 1,200 attendees from across Ohio and the U.S will come together to enjoy keynote sessions with Kathleen Merrigan and Atina Diffley; more than 100 educational workshops; two indepth pre-conference events; a trade show; locally-sourced and organic homemade meals, and more. For more information and to register visit www.oeffa.org/conference2014.php
Three Part Invention “Chamber Jazz” - Newark. The Midland Theatre presents Three Part Invention “Chamber Jazz” at 8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 10. Three of the most original instrumentalists to ever mutate out of the classical gene pool join forces to breathe new life into the time-honored piano trio tradition. Tracy Silverman (violin), Philip Aaberg (piano), and Mike Block (cello) are on a mission to redefine contemporary chamber music with creativity and fun. Tickets prices: $29.50 - $15.50.
To purchase tickets, call 740/345-LIVE (5483), visit www.midlandtheatre.org , or stop by The Midland box office at 36 North Park Place in downtown Newark, Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. or one hour before the performance.