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

An Easy Dozen: Trees to Recognize

in Winter-
Saturday Jan. 23, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, $5 for all—a mid–winter special! Reservation required, meet at the Visitors Center, Crown, bark, buds, twigs, dead leaves, leftover fruits, and growth patterns—all provide clues to help unmask the identity of a dormant tree. Whether you’re seeking a source of firewood, planning a garden, or looking for a pleasant way to spend an afternoon, this class will give you the tools you need to tackle identification of trees in winter.

Maple Syrup Madness:
Saturday, February 20 – Saturday, March 6, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday – Saturday, 1 – 4 p.m., Sunday, Admission is Free, meet at the Log Cabin. Don’t miss this once a year event! Sap will be drawn right out of our own sugar maple trees and boiled down to sweet smelling syrup right before your eyes. Witness the process and sip a tasty sample! Take the trail on your own for a self-guided adventure, attend a Saturday 2pm public tour, or sign up for a group tour with the Education Department.

Woodworking for Wildlife:
Saturday February 27, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, $20/$15 members, reservation required, meet at the Zand Education Center, Give wildlife a helping hand! In this hands–on workshop participants may choose to build one or more wooden or gourd wildlife structures to take home. The wildlife structures include nesting houses and boxes (bluebird and wood duck), roosting structures (bat house and robin shelter) and feeders (bird and squirrel) to name a few.T

he grounds are open from dawn to dusk. 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. Call 740-323-2355 or 800-44-DAWES for information or visit www.

Native American Woodland
– Lancaster.
January 23 – 24, 5th Annual Honoring Traditions Native American Eastern Woodland Celebration, at the Fairfield County Fairgrounds, N Columbus Street & Fair Ave., Lancaster. Hours: Sat. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sun. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. A Native American educational event, bringing Native American culture to the public.

Antique Treasure Hunt

Dig out those treasures for local auctioneer Craig Connley to evaluate for you during this enjoyable afternoon from noon-3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 23, at the Buckingham Meeting House. Two item evaluated for $10 with one item free for Licking County Historical Society members. Lunch is available. For more information visit,

54th Annual Groundhog
– Newark.
Join us from 6 to 8:30 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 29 at Adena Hall at COTC/Ohio State Newark for this annual networking breakfast with over 500 in attendance! Always a memorable event, the morning includes a delicious breakfast, entertainment, an economic forecast and the John Alford Community Service Award. Entertainment will be provided by Tanny Lumbatis, Justin Lane and Tricia Queen as well as the Crash & Burn Band. The economic forecast will be delivered by Humorist, Pat Jeffries. The keynote speaker is James E. Rutrough, Vice Chairman and Chief Administrative Officer of State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company Call Jennifer McDonald, Communications & Marketing Director, at (740) 345-9757 ext. 2, or email: jmcdonald@ lickingcountychamber. com.

Mystery Dinner Theater
Join the Licking County Historical Society for an evening of food and fun as the audience interacts with the entertaining Licking County Players Suitcase Theater group at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 20. at the Buckingham Meeting House. This event includes dinner and a mystery production. Cost: Members…$20, Non-Members…$24 For more details contact LCHS office at 345-4898 or visit

Audio Downloading Class
The Newark Library will host two classes about downloading audio items like audiobooks, music, videos and ebooks from the new SEO Consortium catalog. The sessions will be held on Tuesday, January 26th at 6:30 pm and on Wednesday, January 27th at 2:00 pm. The program will be held in the second floor conference room of the Newark Library. These classes are free of charge but registration is required. A valid Licking County Library card is required. For more information, contact the library at 740.349.5553.

Great Vacations EXPO

The AAA Great Vacations EXPO takes place January 22-24, 2010 at Franklin County Veterans Memorial in downtown Columbus. Show hours are Friday 2-8 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tickets are $8 or $4 for AAA members and are available at the door or at any AAA Ohio Auto Club store and online at AAAGreatVacations. com. Children ages 16 and under are admitted at no charge. Additional details, stage schedules and consumer information on the EXPO are available at www.


Denison Theatre – Granville, All performances begin at 8 p.m. at the Ace Morgan Theatre (211 W. College Street). For ticket information, contact 740-587-6527 or visit the Denison web site. The spring season opens with “Shipwrecked! An Entertainment—The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (as told by himself).” Written by Pulitzer Prize-winning Donald Margulies, “Shipwrecked” is inspired by the true story of an unlikely hero who spellbound Victorian England with his incredible tale. “Shipwrecked” will be performed Friday and Saturday, Feb. 19 and 20, and Tuesday through Saturday, Feb. 23-27.

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