2018-02-10 / News

Things to do…


Dawes Arboretum - Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70.

Fox Frenzy & Coyote Craze: Learn the Facts, Practice the Calls – from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, February 9. Cost: Non-members - $10; Members - $ 5. Join us for an exciting presentation on some of Ohio’s carnivorous canines. Come ready to learn all about foxes and coyotes from a local wildlife expert. We will then venture on a short hike to Arboretum East to call coyotes. Please dress for the weather.

Hypertufa Trough Workshop – from 4 – 6 p.m. on Tuesday, February 13 or 1 – 3 p.m. on Saturday, February 17. Cost: Non-members - $30; Members - $20. Hypertufa troughs are unique stone-like containers that are fun and easy to make. These sturdy, light-weight containers add extraordinary appeal to the garden. In this class you will learn step-by-step how to create your personal container and the best plants to fill it with in the spring. Space is limited. Please register by Friday, February 9.

Spring Mole Salamander Migration - from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. from February 21 through April 7. While salamanders return faithfully to The Arboretum’s Cypress Swamp each spring, migration only occurs under certain conditions. Migration typically takes place during an early spring rain, though in recent years migration has occurred as early as late winter. Join us for a short presentation and the opportunity to experience this unique phenomenon!Email your name and contact information to rlfisher@dawesarb.org in order to sign up to receive an email when conditions are right for migrating salamanders. Further details and a link to register will be provided 1-2 days in advance of the anticipated migration.

Date Night at Dawes: Maple Syrup with a Grown-Up Twist - 6 - 8 p.m. on Friday, February 23. Cost: Non-Members - $20; Members - $15. Enjoy a guided, evening tour of the Maple Syrup Trail. Sip on winter beers and warm up by the fire at the Log Cabin. Must be 21 or older to attend.

Maple Syrup Days - from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily February 24 through March 4. Learn the history and process of maple sugaring as you meander down the paved trail toward The Arboretum’s Log Cabin.Guided tours of the Maple Syrup Trail will be offered at noon, 1pm and 2pm on February 24, February 25, March 3 and March 4. The guided tours are FREE for members and $2 for nonmembers. At the end of the guided tour, guests will have a chance to stop inside the Log Cabin where docents will greet you with a warm fire and a taste of syrup as you witness the evaporator at work.Private, group tours can be scheduled February 26- March 2. Contact education@dawesarb.org or 740.323.2355 for pricing and availability.

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

Open Gym - Christ United Methodist Church, Baltimore. Christ United UMC will host an open gym in its Family Life Center, 700 S. Main St., on Tuesdays and Thursdays from Nov. 28 through March 22. Family gym will be held from 5:15 to 6:45 p.m. Children age 6 and younger must be accompanied by a related adult. Open gym for those who are age 14 and older will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. All participants must complete a permission/waiver form before being allowed to play. Forms are available through the church office, Facebook page and website, and will be available at open gym. Direct questions to the church office at 740-862-4343.

Vietnam War History Lectures - The Works, Newark. This year’s winter lecture series focuses on the Vietnam War, featuring speakers from the Vietnam Veterans of American Chapter 55. The free lectures, from 2 to 3 p.m. at The Works, 55 S. 1st St., Newark, are:

• Equipment and materials of the war - Saturday, February 10; and

• The legacies of the war - Saturday, March 17.

“Landscape for Life” Workshop - Pataskala. The Lifelong Learning Institute (LLI) at Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) presents “Landscape for Life,” with Anne Balogh. This foursession workshop series will be held Thursdays Feb. 8, 15, 22 and March 1, 10 a.m. - noon at the COTC Pataskala campus, 8660 E. Broad St., Reynoldsburg. To learn more, register or receive a free LLI catalog contact Tonia Osborne at 740-755-7122, email to tosborn@cotc.edu or visit www.cotc.edu/LLI.

AMVETS Auxiliary Blood Drive - Thornport. AMVETS Post 51 Ladies Auxiliary is hosting a Red Cross blood drive from 2 - 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 8, at the Post. Although walk-ins are more than welcome, you can save time by making an appointment. Please call Debbie Pittock with the AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary at 740-975-8907, or email dgorman0221@gmail.com to schedule an appointment or with any questions.

Speaker Series: Honey and the History of Eating Our Medicine - Denison University. Join the Licking Park District the first Thursday evening of every other month in 2018 for fun and informative talks on a variety of natural and historical topics. This month we welcome Dawn Combs, M.A., of Mockingbird Meadows at 7 p.m. in the Burton D. Morgan Center Auditorium. She is an ethnobotanist with over 20 years experience. Dawn founded Mockingbird Meadows and is the creator of all the farm’s products. She is an author, speaker and well-known whole plants health educator who is a contributor to several national magazines. She will present Honey and the History of Eating Our Medicine. Products from Mockingbird Meadows will be available for sale after the presentation.

Columbus Fishing Expo - Ohio Expo Center. With a jampacked schedule of educational seminars, speakers and activities, the February 9 – 11, Columbus Fishing Expo will provide an excellent opportunity for anglers of all ages and skill levels to expand their fishing knowledge. Hours: Friday, 12 pm – 8 pm; Saturday, 10 am – 8 pm; and Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm. Cost: General admission at the door (single day) – $12; Advancesale admission purchased online (single-day) – $10; Three-day pass at the door – $25; and Advancesale three-day pass purchased online – $20. For more information, visit columbusfishingexpo.com

Columbus Gun Show – Ohio Expo Center. C & E Gun Shows provides firearm owners and enthusiasts with venues to purchase, trade and sell firearms, ammo, and related merchandise February 10 -11. Hours: Saturday, 9 am – 5 pm; and Sunday, 9 am – 4 pm. Cost: $9 adults; children under 12 years of age with supervising adult admitted free. For more information visit C & E Gun Shows

Winter Classic Motorsports Expo - Ohio Expo Center. Mopar and all race fans! Kick off the automotive season on Saturday, February 10. Shop for those needed parts and accessories to get your vehicle ready for summertime action. You can also pick up season schedules for area events or just get reacquainted with old friends. Of course, AMC and Jeep products are also welcome. Hours: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Cost: $10 before 10 a.m.; $5 after 10 a.m.; and FREE after 2 p.m. For more information visit jeffjohnsonmotorsports.com

The Columbus Dispatch Home and Garden Show - Ohio Expo Center. Find craftsmen, experts and professionals February 17 -25, from more than 350 companies for every area of your home - inside and out - who you can talk to in person about your home improvement ideas and projects. Explore emerging trends in home design, décor, furnishings, remodeling, gadgets and technologies - plus immerse your senses in 10 spectacular gardens designed by central Ohio’s top landscapers, each based on a popular children’s storybook. You’ll find this is the perfect place to spend a few hours, or the whole day to discover, learn and get a jump on your spring projects list. And you can pick up a FREE re-entry pass at the information booth in case you just can’t get everything on your list done in one day. Time: Saturdays (10 am - 8 pm); Sundays (10 am - 6 pm); Monday (10 am - 8 pm); Tuesday (CLOSED); Wednesday- Friday (12 pm - 8 pm); Cost: General admission (at the door) - $13; General admission (online in advance) - $10; Children (17 and under) - Free; and $3 off coupons are available at Lowe’s (not valid with any other offer). For more information visit www.Dispatch- HomeAndGardenShow.com

Paint the Parks: Couples Night - Bradley Senior Center, Infirmary Mound Park, Granville. Come explore your creative side and try something new with your significant other this Valentine’s Day! Our instructor will guide you step by step through the night’s painting. Paintings will feature subject matter inspired by the parks. No art experience necessary! In a few hours, you will create two canvases that work as one painting!. Our price includes hors d’oeuvres and all painting supplies. BYO wine or beer. Cost: $45 per couple. Pre-registration required.

Saturday Morning Hike - Great Backyard Bird Count - Taft Reserve - North, Flint Ridge Rd parking lot, Heath. Join us on Saturday, February 17, at 10 a.m. for a hike along the paths and trails of the park district. This month we will be exploring Taft Reserve and counting birds for the Great Backyard Bird Count. The hike will last about an hour and may be moderately strenuous. Please wear shoes and clothing appropriate for the weather.

2018 Blaine Wilson Sportsfest – Ohio Expo Center. This year’s Blaine Wilson Sportsfest February 16 – 18, will feature men’s artistic gymnastics, trampoline and tumbling as well as women’s artistic gymnastics. Hours: Friday and Saturday – 9 am – 10 pm; and Sunday – 8 am – 8 pm. Cost: Children (4 – 12) $5; Adults, $10; Family (2 Adults, 2 Children), $25; and children under 3- free. For more information visit blainewilsonsportsfest

Family Adventures: Camping in the Old Ways - James Bradley Senior Center, Infirmary Mound Park, Granville. Spend a little or a lot of time at this program from 1 - 3 p.m. on Saturday, February 17, that will include demonstrations and ideas for camping and fire making. Old style camping is fun and trains the mind in preparedness for less convenient times outside the home. There will be hands-on fire striking with ferrocerium rods, as well as opportunities to make s’mores.

The Lighthouse 9th Annual Style Show and Luncheon - Lancaster. Emmy Award-winning journalist and 10TV co-anchor, Angela An will be the 2018 Emcee for the Annual Lighthouse Domestic Violence Shelter Spring Luncheon and Style Show from 12 - 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 3, at the Lancaster Country Club. Tickets are on sale now! The Lighthouse Shelter has been helping victims of domestic violence for more than 35 years - providing a safe haven, court advocates, and counseling. Preview beautiful spring fashions from local fashion boutiques and to enjoy the latest fashion looks and accessories from Christopher Banks, CJ Banks, JCPenney, A Season in Time, Benesque Boutique, and Cabbie’s. Tickets are $35 and include lunch; call 740-689- 2558. Raffle tickets are available for three prizes: $400, $200 gift card, and a Red Star Quilt. You do not have to be present for the three door prizes. All proceeds benefit The Lighthouse Domestic Violence Shelter.


LancasterChorale - Lancaster. Central Ohio’s premier professional chamber choir, will perform a program entitled Symphony of Voices, Choral Landscapes and Transcriptions on Saturday, February 17, and Sunday, February 18. The program explores choral compositions with rich harmonic and textural sonorities, particularly those originally written for orchestra and subsequently transcribed for voices. Barber’s Agnus Dei, drawn from his poignant Adagio for Strings, Elgar’s Nimrod Variation as set to the text Lux aeterna by James Cameron, Vaughan Williams’ lyrical Greensleeves from his orchestral fantasia, and a new transcription of the “chorale” from Holst’s The Planets (“Jupiter”) as set to the text I Vow to Thee, My Country by our Artistic Director, Stephen Caracciolo. Also to be performed is the sumptuous and rarely heard Four Songs for Double Choir Op.141 by Robert Schumann. Performances are at 8 p.m. on Saturday, February 17, at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 2151 Dorset Road, Columbus and at 4 p.m. on Sunday, February 18, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 105 E. Mulberry Street, Lancaster. Tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for seniors. For reduced priced tickets, order online at LancasterChorale.com. For phone orders call (740) 687-5855.

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