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Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70.

Spring Migratory Bird Walks – 8 – 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 2, 16, and 30. FREE! Whether you’re an experienced birder or new to the hobby, you’ll enjoy this opportunity to take a morning stroll in search of our feathered friends. Opportunities abound to learn from experienced volunteers and staff. We provide the binoculars – or feel free to bring your own. Please note the locations and call our Visitors Center for directions; Saturday, April 2, 2016 – Dutch Fork Wetlands; Saturday, April 16, 2016 – Red Barn Area; and Saturday, April 30, 2016 – East Side.

Nature’s Notebook Learning Session – 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 2. FREE! You’re invited to experience plants in a brand new way by joining Nature’s Notebook. Become a citizen scientist who observes seasonal variations like color change, bud burst, fruiting and leaf drop and records data as part of a national monitoring program. This workshop will provide an introduction to phenology and prepare you to monitor plants at The Dawes Arboretum, or in your own backyard. Observation is fun and easy! Email to sign up.

Home School Investigations – 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 5. Cost: $5 per student. Think Spring–Let’s Plan a Garden: Time to start planning for a wonderful pollinator’s garden! Join other home school students in exploration of our natural world. Each 90-minute session begins in the Zand Education Center (unless noted otherwise) and includes a hands-on science study correlated with Ohio Learning Standards. Sessions are for ages 6 to 10.

Bonsai for Beginners Workshop – 9 a.m. to Noon on Saturday, April 9. Cost: $45/Members $35. This two-session course introduces participants to the art of bonsai. The first session leads students through the history of bonsai, types of plants to use, containers, bonsai soil and tools needed along with how to prune and style a tree. During the second session, each student plants a tree in a bonsai container to take home to nurture. Materials for the course include one tree, bonsai container, planting material, wire and an Art of Bonsai booklet.

Part I: Saturday, April 9 | 9 a.m. – noon

Part II: Saturday, April 16 | 9 a.m. – 11a.m.

Speaker Series: Where Did the Hopewellian People Live? – 10 – 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 9. FREE! In the 1980s, emergency excavations of Hopewell archaeological sites in Licking County were performed by members of the Licking County Archaeology and Landmarks Society (LCALS) and students at The Ohio State University (OSU). These digs are described in a presentation by Dr. William Dancey, Associate Professor Emeritus at OSU and Former Director of LCALS. What the excavations were able to salvage adds greatly to our knowledge of where the Hopewellian people established their settlements on the outwash plains and terraces of the Licking River Valley and its tributaries, as well as in the uplands. The talk presents the results of recent research on these sites and plans to incorporate the findings into a forthcoming book on Licking County archaeology. Guests are invited to a post-lecture walking tour to view a Hopewell mound on The Arboretum’s East Side and learn about staff and volunteer efforts to improve accessibility to the site.

The Vistors 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

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 Magic & Balloon Sculptures with Erica Carlson and Sedgwick the Hedgehog (March 29).

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.

Card Craft Afternoon- Buckeye Lake Library. Join us from 1 – 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 26, for a creative card craft. Learn how to make truly inspired and creative greeting cards for all occasions. This is the second of three classes. All supplies will be provided. No registration is required.

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.

Teen & Tween Movie Night – Buckeye Lake Library. Teens and tweens are invited to enjoy a movie from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 31, at the Buckeye Lake Library. Popcorn and light refreshments will be served while supplies last. FREE! Registration is not necessary.

Container Gardening – Buckeye Lake Library. Have you ever wanted to start a container garden? If so, join us at the Buckeye Lake Library from noon to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 2, as we welcome a Master Gardener She will teach what you can grow, and what types of containers can be used. All supplies will be provided. No registration is required to attend.

Nellie Sheridan Wilson Statue benefit auction – Somerset. Hand crafted items from local artisans will be among the items auctioned on Saturday, April 2, at the Holy Trinity School gym in Somerset. The event starts with a silent auction from 6 – 7 p.m. , followed by a live auction with Auctioneer John Wilson to 9 p.m. One-of-a-kind items include a ceramic vase crafted by Debbie Barnes Ball, a Kevin Reiley Young wall clock, a Katie Carpenter hand hooked rug, a welded Lawn Ness monster, a Long Horn skull and antiques. Food and drinks will be available. Auction donations are being accepted at Underwood’s Hardware.

Ohio Long Rifle Exhibit – Marietta. The 40th annual exhibit will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 2 -3, at The Lafayette Hotel in historic Marietta. Approximately 400 of the finest Ohio-made muzzle loading rifles will be exhibited. Visitors can bring long rifles to the show to determine their age and historic significance. Admission is $5 for adults. For more information visit

Too Much Stuff? Licking County Library, Newark. Looking to downsize? Licking County Library has partnered with Granville Investment Group and First Federal Savings to offer the first ever, “Downsize Licking County” event on Tuesday, April 5, in Meeting Room A, at the Main Library in downtown Newark. Two identical sessions will be offered. Choose the morning 9:00 a.m. to noon or the afternoon session, Noon to 3:00 p.m.

This program will include a presentations and booth displays. Representatives with expertise in auctioning off your surplus, staging your home for sale, financial planning, assisted living; navigating Medicare, estate planning and more will be on hand to answer questions.

Morning attendees will be welcomed with a continental breakfast starting at 9:00 a.m.; a light lunch will be offered starting at noon for those choosing the afternoon event. Registration is required and is limited. The pr

Women’s Retreat – Milllersport. Ladies everywhere are invited to a one day Women’s Retreat from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 9, at Millersport United Methodist Church. There will be a continental breakfast provided from 8-9 a.m. and a potluck lunch at noon. Please bring your potluck items, your Bible, a sweater for temperature changes, and a recipe with 6 ingredients or less. There is no cost and t dress is very casual. This event is hosted by Brenda Thompson’s Bible Study Group so if you have questions, please contact Brenda at 740-467-2474.

Walk MS – The Dawes Arboretum. Team up with family, friends and coworkers for the Newark Walk MS on Saturday, April 9, at The Dawes Arboretum. Checkin begins at 8:00 a.m. The Ohio Buckeye Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society is hosting Walk MS to raise funds for local programs, services and medical research. But the event is more than a fundraiser. It is an opportunity to inspire others to join the fight against multiple sclerosis and to show support to those living with the chronic, unpredictable disease of the central nervous system. Walk MS is accessible to everyone, whether a person uses a cane, a walker, a wheelchair or a scooter, they can participate by completing the walk route or by volunteering. For more information visit or call 855-372-1331.

Hebron Homeschoolers – Introduction to Robotics – Hebron Library. Come on a free journey into the future of technology with us as we offer an Introduction to Robotics. We will explore the evolution of robotics, how robots are used today and learn how you too can work on a robot. Our own Nancy Richards, coach of a local robotics team, will lead this approximately one-hour program at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 12. All homeschoolers are welcome and no registration is required.

Positive Parenting Program – Newark. A Triple P Positive Parenting Program, Raising Confident, Competent Children, will be held at the Licking County Family YMCA in Newark from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 14. All parents, grandparents, and caregivers of children from birth to age 12 are invited to attend! This program will include free food, free childcare for children age 7 and under, and a gift card raffle. You will learn researched based parenting strategies you can use with your children every day.To register: please call 740-522-1234, Ex. 22 or email us at If you are requesting childcare, you must register by Friday, April 8.


Spring Choral Concert -Newark. The University Chorus at The Ohio State University at Newark will present a program of American music at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 15, in Founders Hall Auditorium at the Ohio State Newark campus. The concert is free and open to the public. Selections will include American folk songs and spirituals, selections by Stephen Collins Foster, three selections from Randall Thompson’s Frostiana, with poetry by Robert Frost, and a medley from the musical The Secret Garden.


“Newark’s Got Talent” – Newark. The Ohio State University at Newark and Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) invite the public to their third annual student talent show, “Newark’s Got Talent.” The event will be held Thursday, April 7, 2016 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the John Gilbert Reese Center’s Alford Performing Arts Hall located at 1209 University Drive. The event is free and open to the public. If you need a night of live entertainment, “Newark’s Got Talent” will give you just that.

You will enjoy amateur and inspiring student dancers, singers, poets, instrumentalists, comedians and more!

“God of Carnage” – Newark. The Black Box Theater at The Ohio State University at Newark is proud to present Yasmina Reza’s, God of Carnage, with translation by Christopher Hampton. Performances run from Thursday through Saturday, April 7-9, and again Thursday through Saturday, April 14-16. The curtain opens at 8:00 p.m. at The Black Box Theater in LeFevre Hall. Additionally, there will be two matinees at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 10 and 17. General admission is $10, student tickets are $5 and may be purchased at the door.

Winner of the 2009 Tony Award for Best Play, God of Carnage relates an evening in the lives of two couples, residents of a tony Brooklyn neighborhood, who meet to discuss a playground incident involving their sons.

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