Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70.
Home School Investigations- Snug in the Snow, Tuesday, February 5, 9: 00 – 10:30 a.m. and 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Discovery Center – $5 per student, registration required. Join other home school students in exploration of our natural world. Each 90-minute session includes a hands-on science study correlated with the Ohio Academic Content Standards for Science. Sessions are for ages six to ten.
ART Series-Drawing Series, Thursdays, February 7, 14 & 21, 6 – 8 p.m. Visitors Center – $60/$50 members, reservations required Join Art Educator Jennilyn Haer in a three-session drawing class. Learn the basic skills of drawing-the elements and principles of design, shading techniques and how to portray value. Through supportive guidance, each class will offer warmup exercises and a different focus of observational drawing. Pencils will be provided, but please bring an 18” x 24” drawing pad.
Cones, Color & Cider – Saturday, February 9, 2013, 10 a.m. – noon, Visitors Center Deck – $10/$5 members. Many trees have beautiful features that stand out in winter months! Join us on an invigorating walk through the Conifer Collection and view the fabulous foliage colors of winter. Trees and shrubs with interesting and colorful bark are highlighted while questions are answered by our Conifer Curator. Afterward, warm up with fire-roasted chestnuts, marshmallows and hot cider.
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
Granville Winter Farmers Market – Granville. The Granville Farmers Market, a favorite summer event, continues again this year every Saturday (except Dec. 29) with the Winter Farmers Market! Every Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to noon, the Winter Farmers Market takes place at the Granville Elementary School. Enter from the Sunrise Street entrance and park in the school parking lot.
Groundhog Day Weekend Celebration – William C. Kraner Nature Center, Newark. Stop by from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2, to celebrate Groundhog Day. See if we are going to have an early spring or a long winter! Learn the history and fun facts about the Groundhog Day legend. We will have crafts and puzzles on hand. FREE!
“Doing Math in Public” – Denison University, Granville. Steven Strogatz, Professor of Applied Mathematics at Cornell University, presents the lecture at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 7, in the room 115 of Burton D. Morgan Center (150 Ridge Road). Strogatz is a highly cited scholar of mathematics. His popular online column in The New York Times, “The Elements of Math,” led to the publication of a book titled “The Joy of X – A Guided Tour of Math from One to Infinity.” Free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.denison.edu
Prothonotary Warbler Workshop-Buckeye Lake. A workshop to help nesting Prothonotary Warblers and Tree Swallows on Cranberry Bog and around Buckeye Lake has been set for 1 – 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Buckeye Lake Museum. Nationally-known conservation- ist Dick Tuttle will present the workshop. He will discuss history, habitat, monitoring and recording. The workshop includes nest box demonstrations. Seating is limited. Please call the museum at 740-929-198 by Friday, Feb. 8.
Columbus Sports, Vacation & Boat Show – Ohio Expo Center. Do the unpredictable central Ohio winter days have you thinking it’s time to plan some fun and have some fun? Head to the Columbus Sports, Vacation & Boat Show, Feb. 7 – 10. It’s Central Ohio’s most exclusive display of boats, marine accessories, marine services, personal watercraft, campers, recreational vehicles, ATV’S, vacation destinations, fishing guides and resorts, hunting outfitters, fishing tackle and outdoor equipment. Hours: Thursday & Friday – 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.; Saturday – 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; and Sunday – 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Adults $8 with youth (13 and under) Free. For more information: www.columbussportsshow.com
College Goal Sunday – Newark. The Ohio State University at Newark and Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) will host College Goal Sunday, a free statewide college financial aid event, on February 10, 2013, at 2 p.m., in the John Gilbert Reese Center. At College Goal Sunday, collegebound students and parents can receive expert assistance in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is the federal application that is required to receive federal financial aid including the Federal Pell Grant and student loans as well as need-based state grants. While walk-ins are welcome, due to the great demand expected for assistance in completing the FASFA, families are encouraged to register for this event at www.ohiocollegegoalsunday.org or by calling 1.800.233.6734.
Percussion Day – Dension University, Granville. Dension’s second annual Percussion Day, featuring two workshops and a concert, is set for Saturday, Feb. 2, in Burke Hall (240 West Broadway). All events are free and open to the public. The 7 p.m. concert features Russell Burge on vibes, Jim Rupp on drums, the Gamelan Dwara Udyani and the Latin Ensemble. The workshops are in the Rehearsal Room of Burke Hall: a 2 p.m. workshop with Russell Burgeanda3p.m.workshopwith Jim Rupp. For more information, visit www.denison.edu
February music events – Denison University, Granville. The following music events are free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.denison.edu
• Granville-Bluegrass Festival Concert with Mark Wade’s “Grass Roots CD” release at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 8, in the Burke Rehearsal Room (240 West College Road).
• Granville-Bluegrass Festival Concert with Tim O’Brien, Bryan Sutton and David Grier at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9, in Swasey Chapel (200 Chapel Drive).