Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70.
Arbor Day Festival- Saturday, April 26, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. The arboretum will host its annual Arbor Day Festival this weekend. Hands-on displays, activities and educational booths will populate the preserve’s lovely grounds, which boast 4,500 unique plants and hundreds of native Ohio trees. Visitors will even have the chance to scale a few with EarthJoy, a recreational tree-climbing company. Free.
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
Home and Garden Show – Perry County Fairgrounds Coliseum. Come out Friday, April 18 from 4-8 p.m. and Saturday, April 19, from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., for the Home and Garden Show. Bring your heirlooms/antiques for appraisal from 9 – 11 a.m. on Saturday, plus tool sharpening; shitake mushroom logs; demos on growing sweet potatoes, and cold frames; and information on canning/preserving and gardening. Plants and shrubs available. Food and family fun. For more information visit www.perry.osu.edu
Easter Egg Hunt – Hebron. The Hebron Lions Club sponsors an Easter Egg Hunt at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 19, at the Evans Athletic Complex off Refugee Road. FREE for ages 1-10.
Easter Egg Hunt Come out for the community Easter egg hunt at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 19, at the Millersport United Methodist Church, 2310 Refugee Road. Fun for toddlers thru sixth grade. Enjoy crafts, cookie decorating and Bible lesson. Photos with the Easter Bunny will be available.
Easter Egg Hunt – Brownsville.
Everyone is welcome at an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 19, at the Brownsville Community Building. Children ages 1 through 12 may participate. Registration begins at 11:00 a.m. with the hunt starting at 11:30 a.m. Free drinks and snacks. Rain date is Saturday, April 26.
Buckeye Model Train and Railroad Show – Ohio Expo Center. Golden Spike Entertainment presents the Buckeye Model Train & Railroad show – Ohio’s largest combination model train and railroad memorabilia show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 19. Admission is $6. For more information visit www.gserr.com
Cardinal Cluster Dog Show – Ohio Expo Center. The Central Ohio Kennel Club Inc. presents the Cardinal Cluster Dog Show April 19 – 20, with more than 150 AKC registered breeds to show and sell. Hours: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. Admission: Adults – $5; Seniors – $3; Children (under 12) – $2; Family (Two adults and any number of children) – $12. For more information visit www.columbusdogshows.com
Bookmark Book Group – Hebron. Join us for our monthly book discussion from 2 – 3 p.m. on Thursday, April 24. We will enjoy refreshments as we discuss this month’s selection – Love Anthony by Lisa Genova. It’s available for check out from the Hebron Library.
Prevent Child Abuse Walk – Lancaster. Carry a candle to light the way of hope for children impacted by abuse and neglect at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 24. Walk starts at Job & Family Services, 239 W. Main St. and continues to the Zane Square Gazebo. Event will be held weather permitting.
High School Egg Drop Competition – Newark. Central Ohio Technical College is hosting its Second Annual Egg Drop Competition for junior and senior high school students from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, April 25, at the John Gilbert Reese Center. The objective of the competition is to design a device that will protect a large egg from breaking when it is dropped from a height of approximately 22 feet. Entrants compete to design the device with the lightest weight, the fewest number of parts, and the most accurate drop to the Drop Zone target.Prizes will be awarded to the top four finishers in both the senior division and junior division. The two first place finishers will receive a $1,000 COTC scholarship and an Apple iPad Mini. The two second place finishers will receive a Pebble Smart Watch. The two third place finishers will receive a Texas Instruments Graphing Calculator and the two fourth place finishers will receive a dozen “golden” eggs. More than 100 students competed last year. Interested students can register at www.cotc.edu/eggdrop
Full Pool Breakfast – Buckeye Lake. Yes, summer is just around the corner. Celebrate Buckeye Lake returning to full pool from 7-9 a.m. on Friday, April 25, at the Buckeye Lake Yacht Club. This year’s breakfast features short messages from some of the businesses that make our region great. Reservations by April 22, are required. $15 in advance or at the door. For more information visit www.buckeyelakecc.com
All American Pet Expo – Ohio Expo Center. Enjoy fun pet entertainment, pet competition shows and events, seminars and new product sales and demonstrations about the importance of responsible pet ownership April 25 – 27. Hours: Friday (11 a.m. – 8 p.m.); Saturday (10 a.m. – 8 p.m.); Sunday (11 a.m. – 6 p.m.). Admission: Adults – $12; Seniors – $10; Children (ages 4-12) – $8; Children (3 & under) – Free. For more information visit www.columbuspetexpo.com
Earth Day Litter Cleanup Licking Township. Celebrate Earth Day by helping Licking Township clean up along its roadways. Volunteers can clean up Saturday, April 26, Sunday, April 27, or both days. Gloves and trash bags provided. Call Trustee Dave Miller at 740-404-4720 or Trustee John Holman at 740-404-4721 to volunteer.
Buckeye Lake Museum Car Show – North Shore, Buckeye Lake State Park. The first car show of the season is Saturday, April 26, at the North Shore boat ramp. Registration runs from noon to 3 p.m. with awards presented at 4:40 p.m. Door prizes and drawings throughout the afternoon. Food will be available. Cost is $10 per vehicle. Proceeds benefit the Greater Buckeye Lake Historical Society.
The Repose of President Lincoln – Ohio Statehouse, Columbus. A group of Civil War re-enactors will provide an honor guard for a replica of Lincoln’s casket from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Tuesday, April 29. This will take place on the site where the slain President lay in state in the Ohio Statehouse Rotunda on April 29, 1865. A special exhibit of images from the Library of Congress will be on view in the Ohio Statehouse Rotunda on Lincoln’s assassination and the men and women named as conspirators along with their fate. This exhibit is for mature audiences.
Yoga Classes – Buckeye Lake Library. The Buckeye Lake Library is hosting free yoga classes for any skill level. Classes will be instructed by Lenise Alexandra. The next class is set for 9 – 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 3. Classes are free and open to the public. No registration is required to attend.
Brandy Clark – Newark. Scottish singer/songwriter Brandy Clark appears at 8 p.m. on April 22-23, at The Midland Theatre. Brandy has had songs recorded by The Band Perry (Better Dig Two) and Kacey Musgraves just to name a few. Now it is her turn, as 12 Stories, Brandy’s debut album as an artist hits the shelves and airwaves. Tickets are $29.
Today, Tomorrow & Forever: A Tribute to Patsy Cline – Newark. With a new take on nostalgia, Katie’s one-woman show at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 4, at The Midland Theatre, Today, Tomorrow & Forever: A Tribute to Patsy Cline, features a four-piece band, tight harmonies and a powerhouse singer. In this tribute, you’ll learn a little bit about Katie, a little bit about Ms. Patsy, and a lot about why her music is loved by so many. Tickets prices: $30.00-$20.00
Paul Thorn & Ruthie Foster – Newark. 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 26, at The Midland Theatre. One black, one white. One from Texas, one from Mississippi. One woman, one man. Both raised in the church, both steeped in the traditions of American music and both putting their own contemporary twist on it – blending blues, rock, gospel, folk, R&B and country music. Most importantly, both have a whole lotta soul! Tickets prices: $50.00-$25.00
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 $4 per ticket for handling and historic preservation fees.