Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70.
Botanical Feast – Nov. 10, 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.,Sample and learn about common and exotic foodstuffs from around the global pantry. Discover the fascinating and little-known botanical relationships of fruits and vegetables, their surprising geographic origin and the folklore surrounding them. Enjoy recipes prepared by local Culinary Arts Instructor Jess Karr and C-Tec Culinary Arts students offering an in-house smorgasbord. Event Cost: General Admission (No Member Discount or Vouchers): $40, meet at the Visitors Center
Leonid Meteor Shower Night Hike – Nov. 16, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Attend a short indoor program on the Leonid Meteor Showers and then go on a hike to explore the night sky! General Admission: $5, Members (Registration Required): FREE, meet at the Visitors Center.
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
Story Time – Buckeye Lake. It’s story time at 11 a.m. on Mondays through Nov. 12, for ages 3-5 at the Buckeye Lake Library. There’s a story, craft and snack. FREE!
Birdfeeding Basics – William C. Kraner Nature Center, Newark. Join us at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3, as we discuss what feeders and seed to use to attract the greatest number of guests to your yard. We’ll also discuss how to participate in Cornell’s Project Feederwatch. Free!
Dinosaur Series – William C. Kraner Nature Center, Newark. Join Dale Gnidovec, Collections Manager & Curator, Orton Geological Museum at OSU and Columbus Dispatch columnist for a three part series, starting at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 4. If you haven’t seen Dale speak, you have been missing out!
Part 1 Introducing the Dinosaurs
– describes how we find, excavate and reconstruct these marvelous beasts, discusses the major groups of dinosaurs, and ends with a look at some of the other animals (such as the swimming and flying reptiles) that lived at the same time. $5 per person.
Lego (r) Fun – Newark. Show your creativity with Lego (r) bricks from 10 – 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 10, at Licking County Library’s downtown Newark Library. This free activity is for children in grades K – 5. Registration is required. Call 349.5550 for more information.
Licking County Genealogical Society – Newark. The November meeting set for 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 4, features a presentation on“The Genealogy Collection at the Columbus Metropolitan Library,” by Russ Pollitt, Genealogy Subject Specialist, Columbus Metropolitan Library. The meeting is free and open to the public. For more information call the LCGS Library at 740-349-5510.
Grocery Coupon Workshop – Newark. Licking County Library is offering a Savings Nation grocery coupon workshop on Monday, November 5, from 6:00 to 7:45 p.m. at the Newark Library, 101 West Main, Newark. The event is free and open to the public. The workshop will be taught by Lynette Rice, author of CleverlySimple.com and a Savings.com Deal- Pro. The Savings Nation coupon workshop will give participants the tools, information and community support they need to save up to 50% on weekly groceries. Participants will learn about store coupon policies, how to avoid common marketing traps at the grocery store, and get practical help in planning menus. Registration is requested as seating is limited. Register online at http:// www.cleverlysimple.com/savingsnation/ or call the Newark Library at 740.349.5553.
Ohio National Poultry Show – Ohio Expo Center, Columbus. The Ohio Poultry Breeders Association has thousands of birds (almost 5,000) and their dedicated owners represented in this extensive national show Nov. 10-11. Hours: Saturday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. $5 admission. For more information, visit www.ohionational.org
Finding Financial Support for Education – Newark. Licking County Library will host a free workshop on funding for education on Monday, November 12, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. in Meeting Room A at the Newark Library. David Holmes of the Foundation Center’s Cleveland office will guide participants through the process of seeking financial support from foundations to pursue their studies. The class will also offer tips on searching the Foundation Center’s database, Foundation Grants to Individuals Online, which is available at the Newark Library. Karen Jones, Program Officer of the Licking County Foundation, will be presenting information on the scholarships available to high school students and adults in Licking County. For more information or to register for the class, contact the library at 740.349.5553.
Jonathan Kingham – Midland Theatre, Newark. Award winning songwriter Jonathan Kingham performs at 8 p.m. on Nov. 8 & 9. Kingham took 1st place honors in the National Telluride Troubadour Songwriting Contest, The Unisong International Song Contest, as well as placing two years in a row in the top five of the John Lennon Song contest. He brought home the 1st Place award in the USA Songwriting Competition in the Folk Category as well as the Overall Grand Prize out of a worldwide field of 33,000 entries and was awarded First Place in the Gospel category of the ISC songwriting contest. His singing has been featured in films, soap operas and even the WB network’s hit show “Felicity”. Based out of Nashville he splits his time between touring the country and writing, recording and producing. Tickets are $29.
Bill Engvall – Midland Threatre, Newark. Bill Engvall brings his comedy to the Midland with 3 and 7 p.m. shows on Nov. 11. The thing that makes any entertainer successful is the ability to connect with an audience. It’s the quality of sharing the humor in everyday situations that has made Bill Engvall one of the top comedians today and among the busiest with projects like: Blue Collar Comedy Tour, Blue Collar TV, The Bill Engvall Show and many more. Tickets: $75-$35.
America – Midland Theatre, Newark. America performs at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 15. America’s journey has found them exploring a wide variety of musical terrain. Their best-known tunes, which also include “I Need You,” “Ventura Highway,” “Don’t Cross The River,” “Tin Man,” “Lonely People,” and “Sister Golden Hair” were cornerstones of 1970’s Top 40 and FM rock radio. Yet beyond their impressive catalog of hits, listeners would discover there was always much more to America than surface perceptions. The combination of Gerry Beckley’s melodic pop rock and Dewey Bunnell’s use of folk-jazz elements, slinky Latinleaning rhythms and impressionistic lyric imagery contrasted well with Dan Peek’s more traditional country-rock leanings and highly personal lyrics. Tickets: $75-$35.
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 $3 to each ticket for handling and historic preservation fees.