Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70.
Grafting the Right Way- Saturday, Jan. 28, 8:30 a.m. to noon. The Arboretum’s propagator, Richard Larson, instructs students on the art and science of grafting to ensure future success in reproducing their own plants. Rootstock and scion wood are provided, though attendees may bring their own scion wood as well. All participants take home their own grafted material to nurture at home. Please note: no class vouchers accepted, $40/$30 members, registration required, meet at the Zand Education Center.
The 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. More more information visit www.dawes arb.org
“Antique Treasure Hunt” (Rescheduled) – Newark. Is it junk, or is it a “jewel?” Is it for real, or is it a reproduction? The Licking County Historical Society is sponsoring an antiques and collectibles appraisal fair from Noon to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 28, at the Buckingham Meeting House, Veterans’ Park, 6th Street. Auctioneer, Craig Connelly will evaluate attic and basement “treasures” for a nominal fee of $10 for two items (LCHS members get one item free). The public is invited to bring family heirlooms, garage sale bargains, and flea market finds to this entertaining and informative event. Lunch will be available for purchase. Proceeds from the “treasure hunt” will benefit the Licking County Historical Society. For more information, call 740-345-4898.
The Gifted Brain- New Discoveries in How Smart Kids Learn (Rescheduled) – Newark. OSU-Newark hosts the presentation by Carol Strip Whitney, Ph.D. and Richard Whitney, M.D. from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 21. Lunch is provided from 12:30 – 1:00 p.m. Any who works with or knows a gifted child can benefit from this presentation. To RSVP or for more information, call Virgina Cope, Ph.D. at 740-366- 9293 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coyotes -Newark. Join Marne Titchenell OSU Extension Program Specialist from 11 a.m. to noon on Saturday, January 28, as we explore the world of the coyote and where they come from, what they eat and should we fear them. We’ll also discuss how to avoid conflict with them and what to do if you see one. $10 per family/$3 per individual at the William C Kraner Nature Center, 10380 Fairview Rd., Newark.
Calling All Owls – Owl Prowl! – Newark. Dress appropriately as we head out to the north entrance of the Licking Park District’s Taft Reserve in search owl wild Owls! Meet at the north entrance located on Flint Ridge Road at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 28. Preschool Story Time – Buckeye Lake. Join us at the new Buckeye Lake Library at 11 a.m. every Monday beginning January 30 for a story craft and snack. The program for children ages 3-5 years old runs through Monday, April 2.
Teen Games Night – Buckeye Lake. Join us at the new Buckeye Lake Library from 5 – 6 p.m. on the first Monday of every month for Teen Games Night. There will be a variety of games for teens in grades 6-12 to play plus snacks.
Library Ladies Book Club – Buckeye Lake. Each month we read a book and share our written. No meetings; just great reading. Titles are: January – Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah; February – The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern and March – The Book of Hours by T. Davis Bunn.
Wild Game Dinner – Hebron. Hebron Church of the Nazarene hosts its second annual Wild Game Dinner at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 28, at the church (115 Cumberland St.). Plenty of food (including non-game), door prizes and fun. Adults $10 and children ages 5-12, $5, with under 5 free.
The Licking County Genealogical Society – Newark. This month’s program is “Buckeye Confederates” presented by John Morgan, Sons of the Confederacy, at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 5, in the first floor meeting room at the Newark Public Library. The program is free and open to the public. For more information call the LCGS Library at 349-5510.
Excel Workshop – Newark. Licking County Library, in partnership with Phil Renard of Fox Accounting and SCORE, invites you to hone your Microsoft Excel skills with this series of three workshops. Sessions will be held at Newark Library from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on three Wednesdays: February 8, March 7, and April 11. The first session will cover formulas, formatting, and working with charts. The second session will focus on filtering data, pivot tables, and exporting into Microsoft Word. Finally, the third class will discuss Quickbooks reports and exporting into Excel. These classes are free and open to the public, but space is limited. Reserve your spot today. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own laptop. A limited number of laptops will be available for class use on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information, contact Kenton Daniels at 740-349-5521.
The Nobodies of Comedy – Newark. Comics The Nobodies of Comedy will be performing at 8 p.m. on Friday, January 27, at the historic Midland Theatre, in downtown Newark. Get ready for a night of incredible comedy starring the funniest comics you’ve never heard of. We have scoured the country for the most talented rising stars in stand-up and we’ve rolled them into a night of comedy you’ll never forget. No over-hyped celebrities, no supersized ticket prices, just an amazing night of comedy starring the Nobodies of Comedy! Don’t let the name fool you. These young comics have paid their dues. They have worked every major club in the country and have been seen on The Tonight Show and Comedy Central. They’re not household names (yet), but they’re hip, young, and hilarious. Tickets prices are $25, $18 and $12. To purchase tickets, call 740/345- LIVE (5483), visit www.midlandtheatre.org , or stop by The Midland box office at 36 North Park Place, Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. or one hour before the performance. Add $3 to each ticket for handling and historic preservation fees.
Heisey Wind Ensemble Winter Concert – Newark. The Heisey Wind Ensemble presents the third concert of their 2011-12 season on at 8 p.m. on Saturday, February 11, at The Reese Center at Ohio State University Newark/COTC. For this concert the 65 member concert band will be under the direction of Jeffrey Shellhammer. He conducts Capital University’s Wind Symphony and instructs music education classes. For this concert Mr. Shellhammer has selected a nautical themed program titled Sailabration. Tickets are: $15 adults, $10 for seniors (60+) and students $5.
“The Big Easy Minstrel” – Millersport. Millersport Community Theatre proudly presents “The Big Easy Minstrel” at 8 p.m. on Friday, March 2 and Saturday, March 3, at the Millersport Elementary Auditorium. The minstrel style musical review is directed by Mark A. Severance, and Rodney Helser. Assistant musical director for the second half will be Steve Mohler. In the first half, the chorus and soloists will have a Mardi gras look, and feature New Orleans jazz intermixed with jokes by our endmen and women. The second half includes the Spiritual Choir and various groups either singing or dancing. Everyone participates in the Grand Finale. Doors open at 7:30. Tickets cost $8 and reservations are requested. Call (740) 467-3217 or visit www.millersportcommunitytheatre.com.