Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70.
Home School Investigations: Owls All Around – Tuesday, Nov. 18, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Cost $5 per student. Study how these amazing birds are an important part of the ecosystem. Join other home school students in exploration of the natural world. Each 90-minute session includes a hands-on science study correlated with the Ohio Academic Content Standards for Life Sciences. Sessions are for ages six to ten.
HSI: Middle School – 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 20, $8 per student. Series 1: Introduc- tion to Field Investigations
Natural Inquirer: The World’s Forests (Part 2)
Further explore the world’s forests and how well they are managed. Create an investigation to discover if nearby forests are healthy and sustainable.
Join us for in-depth science classes for home school students who are ready to explore our natural world. Discover how to conduct a field investigation, learn what global climate change is all about and contribute to citizen science research. All classes incorporate scientific inquiry and connect to the state of Ohio’s New Learning Standards for middle school students ages 11 – 14. Identify questions, design and conduct a scientific investigation, use tools and techniques to gather, analyze and interpret data and develop descriptions, explanations and predictions using evidence. Individual classes are $8 per student. Register for the entire series for $50.
Night Hike: The Squirrels are Going Nuts – 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 21, FREE. Winter is coming and the squirrels are scurrying! Learn about this active mammal of The Arboretum and join us on a hike to the Deep Woods where we attempt to locate our only – yet numerous – nocturnal squirrel species, the Northern Flying Squirrel.
Home School Investigations: We All Need Trees – 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 2, $5 per student. Just how much do we depend on trees in our everyday lives? Join other home school students in exploration of the natural world. Each 90-minute session includes a hands-on science study correlated with the Ohio Academic Content Standards for Life Sciences. Sessions are for ages six to ten.
Luminary Tour and Poinsettia Sale – 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 5, FREE. The Dawes Arboretum brings you an evening of illumination as you drive through the South End Auto Tour lined with over 2,000 candle luminaries. Join us inside the Zand Education Center after the drive for a cup of hot cocoa and a holiday treat as well as some activities for the whole family inside the Visitors Center. Please bring a non– perishable food item or monetary donation for the Licking County Food Pantry. 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 Farmers Market – Granville. The market has moved indoors from 9:30 a.m. to noon on Saturdays at the Granville Elementary School. The market returns to North Main Street from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Nov. 22, for its traditional pre-Thanksgiving market.
Letterpress Printing – Columbus. Bobby and Sara Rosenstock of justAjar Design Press of Marietta, Ohio will be the speakers at The Aldus Society’s November program. Bobby sets type, carves woodcuts, and prints on hand- and foot-operated presses. Sara, head of the Design Department at Marietta College, does graphic design for the operation. The couple will talk about the reemergence of letterpress printing as a tool for today’s artists. They will also discuss the positive role that well-crafted design can have on a local community. Their presentation will be at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 13, at the Thurber Center, 91 Jefferson Avenue.
Admission is free and open to the public. Informal socializing begins at 7:00 p.m. For more information visit www.aldussociety.com.
Ohio Mopar Expo- Ohio Expo Center, Columbus. It is your last chance to get out before the end of the season! Pick up that winter time project or those needed parts and accessories to keep your car in top shape from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 15. Cost: Early Bird – $10 (7 am – 10 am); General Admission – $5 (10 am – 1 pm) For more information visit www.jeffjohnsonmotorsports.com/ moparexpo.php
Cyclocross- Ohio CX Cup – Granville. Infirmary Mound Park hosts a cyclocross bicycle race beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 15. Cyclocross racing requires bike racers to compete against each other on a course comprised of grass, dirt, trails, and more, requiring riders to get on and off their bike multiple times in a race. In this USA Cycling sanctioned event, the racers will take on a challenging course beginning at the Horse Arena and featuring brutal climbs, slick corauditions ners, and stiff competition. The race is part of the Ohio CX Cup, a statewide cyclocross series, and Central-Ohio’s own Cap City Cyclocross Series. Spectators are encouraged to attend the duration of the event, featuring six waves of racing, from 10 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. At 12:15 a free kids race will provide aspiring cycling stars with a chance to test their mettle against the challenges of Cyclocross. The kids race will take place on a separate course that will be open all day.
Hebron Knitettes – Hebron Library. Drop in for a laughterfilled evening of knitting and companionship from 4 – 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 20, as the Knitettes knit, crochet, and generaly craft with yarn.
Granville Turkey Trot – Granville. Participants line up on Broadway in front of Opera House Park at 9:30 a.m. on Thanksgiving morning. This 5K run/walk goes east on Newark Granville Rd, turns near Bryn Du Mansion, and returns. All proceeds benefit the Food Pantry Network of Licking County. Visit GranvilleTurkeyTrot.com for more information.
2015 Minstrel Auditions – Millersport. Millersport Community Theatre will hold auditions for its “A Night at the Copa Room” on Thursday, November 13, from 7 to 9 pm and on Saturday, November 15, from 1 to 3 pm, at the Millersport Methodist Church, 2310 Refugee Street NE, Millersport. Please bring your own sheet music and an accompanist will be provided or if you prefer you may bring your own accompaniment. If you can’t attend either of these you may send a video to Jill Henwood at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ohio Valley Opry – Mc- Connelsville. The Ohio Valley Opry features The Wayfarers on Saturday, November 15th, at the historic Twin City Opera House in McConnelsville, Ohio.
Hailing from rural Southeast Ohio, The Wayfarers emerged onto the scene in early 2010 playing their own form of American Roots music. While much of their repertoire is drawn from the Appalachian tradition, The Wayfarers fuse tight musicianship – centered largely by the fiddle – with the high energy of early mountain music. With old-time radio shows setting the example, their style encompasses Appalachian dance music, traditional mountain fiddle tunes, and pre-bluegrass music of the 1920’s. Their spirited approach to live performance is infectious, and people of all ages are drawn in to the sounds of thumping washtub bass, driving guitars, sawing fiddles, and rich harmonies. The Wayfarers continue to carry this music forward with creativity and authenticity, making it contemporary and fun. Also appearing will be OVO regulars-The Clark Family, Matt Coleman, Beth Sigler, country comic Uncle Doofus, and the popular OVO staff band. The show starts at 7:00 p.m. and the doors open at 6:00 p.m. Tickets are just $10.00 and can be purchased by calling 740-525-9218. Visit www.OhioValleyOpry.com for more information.
“Music from the 1940s” – Newark. The University Chorus at The Ohio State University at Newark presents “Music from the 1940s” at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, November 21, in Founders Hall Auditorium on the Ohio State Newark campus. Selections will include several of the top hits from the 1940s including popular songs by Cole Porter, numbers from musicals by Rogers and Hammerstein, and favorite songs from the movies. The program will end with several popular holiday selections from the period, “Let it Snow,” “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.” Admission is free!
‘A Chorale Christmas’ – Lancaster. Lancaster Chorale’s Christmas concert, ‘A Chorale Christmas,’ is set for 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 30, at St. Mary of the Assumption Church. Tickets can be purchased at the door. Student tickets are free. Regular tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors.