Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70.
Preschool StoryBook Science – 10 – 10:45 a.m. on Thursday, March 10. Free! Preschoolers (appropriate for children 3-5 years old) explore quality children’s literature in a natural setting as only The Dawes Arboretum can provide. Each 45-minute session may include songs, games, crafts, creative movement, outdoor exploration and hands-on science for children ages three to five and their special caregivers. Join us as we follow tracks and search for ten woodland animals this week.
Wacky Woodcocks – 6 – 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 11. Cost: $5/Members free. The American Woodcock, or “timberdoodle,” is a small, ground-dwelling, native shorebird found in eastern North America. Learn about the life history of this peculiar bird during a brief indoor presentation, and then venture outdoors to observe its dazzling aerial courtship display.
Speaker Series: Follow the Blue Blazes – Hiking Ohio’s Buckeye Trail – 10 – 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 12. Free! The Buckeye Trail journeys around the state of Ohio, following the course marked out by characteristic blue blazes on trees and signposts along the way. From the startling rock formations and graceful waterfalls of Old Man’s Cave, to Native American mounds, battlefields, and scenic rivers, Ohio natives Connie and Robert J. Pond provide a captivating peek at often overlooked treasures around the state. Connie and Bob have been involved with the Buckeye Trail for over thirty years. The second edition of their guide to hiking Ohio’s Buckeye Trail, Follow the Blue Blazes, was released in 2014. Copies will be available for sale with profits benefiting the Buckeye Trail Association.
Essential Botany for Gardeners
– 9:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 19. Cost: $15/$10 members. How do nurseries maintain a supply of watermelon seeds (essential to grow this annual plant) when the majority of watermelons sold are seedless? What is it about grasses that make them so well adapted to mowing? Why won’t the seeds collected from a Fuji apple produce Fuji apple trees if planted? What do plants actually do with phosphorus, potassium and other soil-supplied minerals, and how are these supplied by various types of fertilizers? In this fascinating behind-the-scenes exploration of everyday gardening, Grounds Manager Peter Lowe and Botanist Dr. David Brandenburg will cover some of the scientific ideas that underlie home horticulture as well as their practical application.
Spring Balance Yoga Workshop – Time TBD on Sunday, March 20. Cost: $30/Members $25. Find your inner balance and breath in this guided yoga practice. Fully experience the changing of the season on this day, the official start of spring.
Preschool StoryBook Science – 10 – 10:45 a.m. and 6:30 – 7:15 p.m. on Thursday, March 24. FREE! Join us this week in the meadow where
Family Nights – New Lexington Library. Family Nights begin at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 1, at the New Lexington Library, starting with Transformers Night, featuring photos with a favorite Transformer! The evening will also include crafts, games, and more, all based on Transformers book, movies and television show. Family Nights will continue with a Live Reptile & Amphibian Show with Keith Gisser (March 15), Peeps On Parade with the Easter Bunny (March 22), and Magic & Balloon Sculptures with Erica Carlson and Sedgwick the Hedgehog (March 29).
.Deer & Turkey Expo – Ohio Expo Center, Columbus. The annual show returns March 11-13. Hundreds of hunting exhibitors and outfitter booths will be available for deer and turkey enthusiasts. Seminars will be held all three days and will feature hunters who have dedicated time and energy to provide cutting-edge information. Many topics will be covered including habitat management, food plots, a wide variety of deer and turkey hunting techniques, plus hunting for sheds with dogs and do-it-yourself venison processing and more. Don Higgins will be speaking on the two most important lessons he learned that made him such an expert deer hunter. New shooting lanes have been added which will allow visitors to try the latest compounds and crossbows from nearly a dozen brands. Hours: Friday – 2 – 9 p.m.; Saturday – 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.; and Sunday – 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Advance tickets are available at www.deerinfo.com/ohio for adult and youth tickets only and include a $3 discount. As a bonus, a free one-year subscription to Field & Stream or Outdoor Life is included with paid admission.
All-U-Can-Eat Breakfast – Buckeye Lake. Stop by the First Community Church on Ohio 79 in Buckeye Lake Village for an All- U-Can Eat Breakfast from 8 – 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 12. Cost $5 adults; $3 children 12 & under.
STEM Industry Day – Newark. The Works: Ohio Center for History, Art & Technology in partnership with the Central Ohio Aerospace and Technology Center will present 2016 STEM Industry Day on Saturday, March 12, at The Works museum, 55 S 1st Street, Newark, Ohio 43055. Meet with representatives from companies at the Aerospace Center to learn about STEM careers through fun, interactive exhibits. Admission to The Works is free and open to the public all day, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Industry tables will be open Noon – 3 p.m.
In-person Liberty Union Youth Soccer Sign-up- Baltimore. Last chance to sign-up in person from 2 – 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 12, at the Baltimore Subway. Practices start March 30th and the season runs through May 21 at Alt Park in Baltimore. Cost is U4-U6 $45; U8 $50; U10-12 $70; and U15 $85. Shin guards are required. Visit www.Libertyunionyouthsoccer.com or like us on Facebook for more information. Email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Friends for Terry Dupler Benefit – Millersport. Help Terry Dupler in her battle with cancer from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 13, at the Millersport Lions Clubhouse. Lunch, food and drinks available. Silent auction from 11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Bidders do not need to be present to win. Visit Facebook.com and search “Friends for Terry Dupler Benefit” for auction updates and more information.
Flood Study Open House – Hebron Municipal Complex. Hear Bird + Bull Engineers and their consulting hydrologist present their comprehensive flood study to Village Council members at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 15. There will be an opportunity for questions and answers. Everyone is invited to participate.
Free Triple P Parent Program – Newark. “The Power of Positive Parenting” will be presented from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 15, at the Licking County Family YMCA. All parents, grandparents and caregivers of children from birth to age 12 are invited to attend this free program. Program includes free food, free childcare for children age 7 and under and a gift card raffle. You will learn research based parenting strategies you can use with your children every day. To register call 740-522- 124, Ext. 22 or email email@example.com
Nellie Sheridan Portrait unveiling – Somerset. The portrait of Nellie Sheridan, appointed Somerset Post Master at age 19 by President William Henry Harrison will be unveiled at 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 19, in the Somerset Library Annex. For more information about the event, www.Nelliesheridanwisonstatue@wordpress.com
Hebron Lions Club Easter Egg Hunt – Evans Athletic Complex, Hebron. The annual hunt starts at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 26, for ages 10 and under.
Bowling Green Community Easter Egg Hunt – Brownsville. Sign-up starts at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 26. The Easter Bunny will be giving out gifts. Preschoolers to 7th grade can participate in the egg hunt and games. Hot dogs will be served.
LancasterChorale Fundraiser Gala – Lancaster. The March 12 Gala will feature singers from LancasterChorale presenting selections from the Great American Songbook throughout the evening. Keyboardist, pianist, and vocalist Dave Powers, together with his drummer Louis Tsamous, are the headline performers at the Gala. Dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Lancaster Country Club. Doors for the performance open at 7:30 and the show begins at 8:00 p.m. Tickets for the Dinner and Show are $72.50; Dinner only is $37.50 and the show only is $35.00. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit lancasterchorale.com.
Clint Black – Newark. The Midland Theatre welcomes Clint Black at 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 12. To date, Clint Black has sold more than 20 million albums worldwide and racked up 57 charted singles, 31 top-10 hits and 22 number-one smashes. Tickets are $47-$67 (some ticketing fees may apply). Visit midlandtheatre.org for more information.
The Southern Ohio Indoor Music Festival – Wilmington, OH. The annual festival returns March 18 – 19. Host band, Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers will celebrate the best in bluegrass music with guests including Mountain Faith, Art Stevenson & Highwater, Nothin’ Fancy, Balsam Range, Dry Branch Fire Squad, Paul Williams and Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver. The family-friendly environment is smoke and alcohol free. Parking is free. Advance ticket sales are available through March 12; general admission passes are $35 for one day or $65 for two days. Ticket sales resume at the door during the festival at 10 a.m. daily for $5 more. General admission seating for children 16 and under is free with an adult ticket purchase. For more information visit www.somusicfest.com
Georgette Jones – Ohio Valley Opry, McConnelsville. The daughter of country music greats, George Jones and Tammy Wynette, presents two shows, 4 and 8 p.m., on Saturday, March 19. Also appearing is the Clay Hess Band and Ohio Valley Opry regulars including The Clarks, The Rays, The Siglers, Mike Morrison, Matt Coleman and county comic, Uncle Doofus. Tickets are $12/$15 and are available at www.OhioValleyOpry.com or calling 740-525-9218.
“Night of January 16th” – Lancaster. Audience members will hold the fate of one young woman’s future in their hands when the Garret Players perform “Night of January 16th” on March 18, 19 and 20 at the Fairfield County District Library, 219 N. Broad St., Lancaster.The play is a gripping and suspenseful courtroom drama centered on the murder of businessman Bjorn Faulkner. The accused, a woman by the name of Karen Andre, is Faulkner’s former secretary and lover. In a unique twist, the audience plays the role of the jury and the verdict they deliver ultimately determines how the play will end. Performances are 7 p.m. March 18 and 19 and 2 p.m. March 20. Admission is free. Donations are encouraged for The Friends of the Library, a 501(c)(3) organization.