Things to do…
Dawes Arboretum - Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70.
Beginning Bonsai Series- Saturday, April 12, 9 a.m. - noon, at the Zand Education Center. This two-session course introduces participants to the art of bonsai. The first session leads students through the history of bonsai, types of plants to use, containers, bonsai soil and tools needed along with how to prune and style a tree. During the second session, each student plants their tree in a bonsai container and takes it home to nurture. Materials for the course include one tree, bonsai container, planting material, wire and an Art of Bonsai booklet. Dates for this class are Saturday, April 12 and 19. General Admission: $45, Members: $35.
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
Embroiderers’ Guild of America - Newark. The Main Library will host the Embroiderers’ Guild of America, Flint Ridge Chapter every Thursday in April from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on the main level of the library. Guild members invite anybody to stop by and talk with them as they create beautiful needlework art.
Preschool Story Time - Buckeye Lake Library. Join us at the Buckeye Lake Library every Wednesday at 11 a.m. for our Preschool Story Time. We offer a story, craft, and snack. The winter story time session will run through April 9.
Equine Affaire - Ohio Expo Center. The nation’s premier equine exposition and equestrian gathering returns April 10 -13. It’s 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), Admission: Adult (single-day) - $15; Adult (four-day) - $50; Youth (age 7 - 10, single day) - $8; Child (6 and under) - Free. For more information visit www.equineaffaire.com
Easter Egg Hunt - Buckeye Lake. Free Easter Egg Hunt at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 12, at the Buckeye Lake Youth Association, 140 3rd St. Children must be old enough to pick up their own eggs. Prizes for special eggs. Rain date is Saturday, April 19.
Chili Cook-Off-Jacksontown. The Licking Township Fire Company Firefighter Association is calling all chili chefs for a cookoff from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 12, at the Jacksontown UM Church Outreach Center. Entries at $10 each are due April 5. Prizes to the top three chili chefs. A sampler’s pass is $5 and children 12 and under are free. Enjoy chili, hot dogs, pop and a JUMC Youth Bake Sale. For more information call 740-323-2612 or visit www.lickingtwpohio.us.
Uncorked Wine & Beer Tasting - Baltimore. Baltimore Downtown Restoration is hosting its second annual Wine and Beer Tasting at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 12, at the Baltimore VFW. Each ticket holder receives four drink tokens. Tickets are available on-line at www.BaltimoreDowntownRestoration. eventbrite.com
Newark Earthworks Center Open House - Newark. The public has full access to explore the Octagon Earthworks at 125 N. 33rd Street in Newark all day Sunday and Monday, April 13-14. These are two of only four days each year that allows full access to the public. Ohio State University’s Newark Earthworks Center will host an Open House at the Octagon Sunday afternoon from 1:00 to 4:00 PM, with guided tours of the site and family activities such as Native American crafts and atlatl throwing
Senior Luncheon - Thornport. Seniors enjoy a free lunch at noon on Monday, April 14, at AMVETS Post 51 in Thornport. Bingo and door prizes add to the fun.
Fine FREE Week - Perry County District libraries. All items returned April 14 - 19, will be checked in as FINE FEE. All fines associated with the item will be waived!
Scholastic Book Fair - New Lexington. Purchase great books at awesome prices April 14- 19. Hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 - 7 p.m. Clifford the Big Red Dog will have a special story for children at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 16. He will visit again from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. that evening.
Very Hungry Caterpillar - New Lexington. Children will see this wonderful story come to life at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 15, at the New Lexington Library. Stations will be located throughout the library.
The Science of Music - Hebron Library. Area homeschooled children are invited to the Hebron Library on Wednesday, April 16, at 1:00 p.m. for an educational program on music. Join retired band director, Bill Isenhart for a demonstration of some familiar and not-so-familiar musical instruments, and a discussion of how music is made using them.
Home and Garden Show - Perry County Fairgrounds Coliseum. Come out Friday, April 18 from 4-8 p.m. and Saturday, April 19, from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., for the Home and Garden Show. Bring your heirlooms/antiques for appraisal from 9 - 11 a.m. on Saturday, plus tool sharpening; shitake mushroom logs; demos on growing sweet potatoes, and cold frames; and information on canning/preserving and gardening. Plants and shrubs available. Food and family fun. For more information visit www.perry.osu.edu
Easter Egg Hunt - Brownsville. Everyone is welcome at an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 19, at the Brownsville Community Building. Children ages 1 through 12 may participate. Registration begins at 11:00 a.m. with the hunt starting at 11:30 a.m. Free drinks and snacks. Rain date is Saturday, April 26.
Full Pool Breakfast - Buckeye Lake. Yes, summer is just around the corner. Celebrate Buckeye Lake returning to full pool from 7-9 a.m. on Friday, April 25, at the Buckeye Lake Yacht Club. This year’s breakfast features short messages from some of the businesses that make our region great. Reservations by April 22, are required. $15 in advance or at the door. For more information visit www.buckeyelakecc.com
Heisey Wind Ensemble Winter Concert - Newark. The Heisey Wind Ensemble will present “Evening at the Pops” at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 12, at The Reese Center at Ohio State University Newark/COTC. Dr. Russel Mikkelson, Director of Bands at The Ohio State University in Columbus, has selected a varied program that includes music from Hollywood with “Viktor’s Tale”by John Williams from the movie The Terminal; “Bond-James Bond” by Stephen Bulla; “Theme from Schindler’s List” and “Lincoln” also by John Williams.Tickets for the concert will only be available at the door. Adults are $15, seniors (60+) $10 and students are $5. For more information visit www.heiseywindensemble.org
Vintage Voices Concert - Granville. Celebrate the Easter season with the 75+ voice Vintage Voices Choir at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 13, in the sanctuary at Centenary United Methodist Church, 102 E. Broadway, Granville. Free and open to the public.
Live Music of the 40’s - Buckeye Lake. Enjoy music from the 40’s from noon to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 15, at Buckeye Lake VFW Post 1388. Free and open to the public. Lunch is available.
Brandy Clark - Newark. Scottish singer/songwriter Brandy Clark appears at 8 p.m. on April 22-23, at The Midland Theatre. Brandy has had songs recorded by The Band Perry (Better Dig Two) and Kacey Musgraves just to name a few. Now it is her turn, as 12 Stories, Brandy’s debut album as an artist hits the shelves and airwaves. Tickets are $29.
Today, Tomorrow & Forever: A Tribute to Patsy Cline - Newark. With a new take on nostalgia, Katie’s one-woman show at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 4, at The Midland Theatre, Today, Tomorrow & Forever: A Tribute to Patsy Cline, features a four-piece band, tight harmonies and a powerhouse singer. In this tribute, you’ll learn a little bit about Katie, a little bit about Ms. Patsy, and a lot about why her music is loved by so many. Tickets prices: $30.00-$20.00
Paul Thorn & Ruthie Foster - Newark. 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 26, at The Midland Theatre. One black, one white. One from Texas, one from Mississippi. One woman, one man. Both raised in the church, both steeped in the traditions of American music and both putting their own contemporary twist on it - blending blues, rock, gospel, folk, R&B and country music. Most importantly, both have a whole lotta soul! Tickets prices: $50.00-$25.00
To purchase tickets for Midland events, 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, 9am to 4pm or one hour before the performance. Please note: add $3 to each ticket for handling and historic preservation fees. Please note: add $4 per ticket for handling and historic preservation fees.
Lil Abner - Millersport. The Millersport Junior and Senior High School presents the play Lil Abner at 8 p.m. on Friday, April 11 and Saturday, April 12, at the Millersport Elementary Auditorium. Tickets are $8 for adults (up to and including the age of 59); and $5 for students and senior citizens 60+. Seats are reserved. Call 740-467-2929 (during school hours) or call 740-467-2669 (after 4) to order tickets. The residents of the hillbilly town of Dogpatch are a-fussing and a-feuding when their beloved town - deemed the most useless community in America-is chosen by the government to serve as ground zero for A-bomb testing.
Ravenscroft - Newark. The OSU Newark Theater Department presents Ravenscroft by Don Nigro at 8 p.m. April 10-12 and 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 13. This psycological drama is a thinking person’s Gothic thriller, a dark comedy both funny and freightening. Ravenscroft begins looking like a serious English manor murder mystery, but ends up being a hilarious, absurd farce on the genre. Tickets are $5.