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

Foundations Yoga Series – Begins 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 12. Cost: Non-members-$65; Members – $55. In this beginner-focused yoga series, learn the basics of the practice, including breathing techniques and introductory level postures. Over this six-week series, develop a few more advanced postures and build your confidence to drop-in on any yoga class. Meets every Thursday from January 12 through February 16. Fee includes the entire series. Walk-ins are welcome at the first class.

Tai Chi Series – Begins 1 – 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 15. Cost: Non-members – $65; Members – $55. The fire will be crackling as Sifu Wayne Melton instructs a yang style of movement designed to help maintain physical as well as mental health. Students should wear comfortable clothing and flat soled shoes. Fee includes 6 sessions (Sundays, January 15 through February 19).

Southern Flying Squirrels Night Hike – 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 20. Cost: Non-members – $5; Members – Free. The most common squirrel in Ohio is one you will rarely see. Southern flying squirrels are nocturnal and reside in woodlands where they make their nests in the hollows of trees. Join us as we search for these critters of the night on a winter time hike.

Winter Woodland Night Hike – 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 27. Cost: Non-members – $10; Members – $5. Enjoy a winter evening at The Arboretum as staff leads you on a hike through our deep woods, highlighting fascinating details about the surrounding trees along the way. The evening concludes with hot cocoa, s’mores and a crackling fire at our log cabin.

Grafting the Right Way – Two sessions – 8:30 a.m. – noon and 1:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday, January 28. Cost: Non-members – $40; Members – $30. In this hands-on workshop, The Arboretum’s Propagator instructs participants on the art and science of grafting to ensure future success in reproducing plants at home. Rootstock and scion wood are provided; attendees may bring their own scion wood, if appropriate rootstock is available. All participants take home their own grafted material to nurture. This workshop is appropriate for ages 14 and above. Children must be supervised by an adult.

Tap Your Trees Maple Syrup Workshop – 9 a.m. – Noon on Saturday, Jan. 28. Cost: Nonmembers – $15; Members – $10. Join the Granville Kiwanis, syrup producers since 1971, to learn the entire process of making delicious maple syrup. This interactive class teaches techniques for tapping trees; discusses collection, storage and cooking methods and explores kits and common household items that are used in maple syruping.

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

Granville Farmers Market – Granville. The winter market runs from 9:30 a.m to noon on Saturday mornings in the Granville Elementary School. All kinds of good things to eat and drink plus holiday crafts.

Create your own glass heart – The Works, Newark. Create a special glass heart for the special someone in your life with one-onone instruction from The Works’ professional glass artist. This hot glass experience is $35 per heart; $25 for Works’ members; pre-registration is required and spaces are limited. Registration can be completed online at or by calling 740- 349-9277. Glass will not be available immediately after session. This fun, hands-on experience is available for children as young as nine and for adults at The Works at 55 S. 1st Street, Newark.

Preschool Storytime – Buckeye Lake Library. Preschool storytime returns to Buckeye Lake Library Wednesday mornings from January 11 through February 1 at 11 a.m. Children ages 3-5 and their caregivers are invited to attend the weekly Storytime program, complete with stories, songs, snacks, and a craft as well as laughter and learning.

Tech Time at the LibraryNewark. Did you or a loved one get a new tablet or smartphone over the holidays? Need help using it? Stop by Main Library for a quick tutorial on how to use your new device, some tips and tricks, and a demonstration of downloading books from the library. The free classes take place in the Upper Level Conference Room. Bring your Apple device to class on Friday, January 20 at 10 a.m. Bring your Android device to class on Friday, January 27 at 10 a.m. Can’t make it during the workweek? Stop in on Sunday, January 22nd at 2 p.m. with your Android device.

52nd Annual Winter Hike at Hocking Hills State Park – Logan. This self-guided hike at Hocking Hills State Park, located at 19852 State Route 664 South, Logan 43138, will be held on Saturday, Jan. 21, with continuous starts from 9-11 a.m. This rugged hike offers a 3-mile or 6-mile trek, allowing hikers to see noteworthy sights such as Old Man’s Cave, Cedar Falls and Ash Cave. This remains the most popular winter hike in the Ohio State Parks system, and millions of hikers visit this nationally recognized park throughout the year. Hikers are encouraged to wear layers and appropriate footwear for winter conditions. Refreshments are available at Cedar Falls, and donations are appreciated. Shuttle buses will return hikers to Old Man’s Cave from both Cedar Falls and Ash Cave. Call 740-385-6841 for more information.

Scott Antique Market Ohio Expo Center. The amazing indoor Scott Antique Market January 21-22, features aisles upon aisles of one-of-a-kind antiques and collectible items available for sale. Hours: Saturday 9 am – 6 pm; and Sunday 10 am – 4 pm. FREE! For more information visit

Buckeye Lake Update Lakewood High School. Everyone is welcome at the Buckeye Lake 2030 update meeting from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 21. The agenda includes the BLR2030 Activity Report for 2016, reports by the Communication and Governance task forces and the 2017 budgets.

Saturday Movie Matinee – Buckeye Lake Library. Join us for a Movie Matinee at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 21, at the Buckeye Lake Library. The story is about a young man, desperate to enlist during the second World War and willing to go to superior lengths in order to help his country. So come in out of the cold and into the library to enjoy an action packed movie, complete with popcorn.

Winter Hike at Christmas Rocks State Nature Preserve – Lancaster. The approximately 5-mile hike at Christmas Rocks State Nature Preserve on Sunday, Jan. 22, from 1-4 p.m. will move up and downhill through different habitats, including a beautiful overlook at Jacob’s Ladder. Along the way, we will discuss plant and animal adaptations for winter survival. Hikers should dress appropriately for winter weather and wear sturdy footwear. Christmas Rocks State Nature Preserve is located at 2340 Meister Road SW, Lancaster 43130.

Power Show Ohio – Ohio Expo Center. One of the largest conventions in Ohio celebrating its 47th year, this amazing power equipment show brings the newest and best from more than 600 brands of agricultural, construction and outdoor power equipment and products to the Ohio Expo Center January 26 – 28. Hours: 9 am – 4 pm. Cost: $10 carload (includes admission and parking). For more information visit http://

Columbus Golf and Travel Show – Ohio Expo Center. Central Ohio’s premier winter golf event returns to Columbus January 27 – 29! Attendees will see the east coast’s largest presentation of golf equipment, apparel and accessories all under one roof. In addition to great buys, you can also plan your next golf vacation! Both local and national golf resorts will be on-hand to help with travel plans. Other show features include a 2017 Manufacturers Demo Range, several contest and competitions, stage presentations, celebrity appearances, FREE one-on-one golf lessons and more. New for 2017, all activities are included FREE with admission. A FREE one year subscription to Golf Magazine is also included with admission. Hours: Friday, 1 pm – 7 pm; Saturday, 10 am – 6 pm; and Sunday, 10 am – 4 pm. Cost: Adults $12; Children (under 12) – Free (admission good all three days). For more information visit

World War II: Back The Attack! Arsenal of Democracy – The Works, Newark. This temporary history exhibit is curated by Tracie Hill, Works’ firearms curator. The exhibit will open to the public with a free reception on Friday, Jan. 27, 5-7 p.m., at The Works Main Gallery, 55 S. 1st Street, Newark. Admission to “Back The Attack” is free to the public and open Tuesday- Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. through April 1, 2017. General admission is required to experience The Works Museum. Expo Ohio Farm Toy and NASCAR Collectibles Show – Ohio Expo Center. New and old farm toys, collectibles and shelf models are available for sale or trade at this extensive show January 27 -28. It doesn’t stop at farm-related toys; you’ll find Barbie dolls, Beanie Babies, Matchbox toys and plenty of other collectibles! Hours: 9 am – 5 pm. Cost : $3. For more information visit

Ohio Log Home and Timber Frame Show – Ohio Expo Center. Have you always dreamed of living in a log or timber frame home or enjoy the rustic lifestyle and simple, elegant furnishings? You are invited to spend time with the industry’s top log home and timber frame builders and experts all under one roof at the Ohio Expo Center January 27 – 29. Hours: Friday (1 – 7 pm); Saturday (10 am – 6 pm); and Sunday (10 am – 4 pm). Cost: Individual admission – $12; Family admission (2 adults and children under 18) – $20; and Youth (18 and under) – Free; Admission is valid for the duration of the show. For more information visit

The Woodworking Show – Ohio Expo Center. Do-it-yourselfers and woodworkers flock to this show January 27 – 29, for the latest in tools and education. Here, you’ll find more than 100 free classes and seminars on topics ranging from cabinet-making to furniture finishing, and an incredible assortment of hand, power and standing tools and accessories. Hours: Friday (Noon – 6 pm); Saturday (10 am – 6 pm); and Sunday (10 am – 3 pm). Cost: $10 online; $12 at the door (cash only). For more information visit

Third Annual Buckeye Lake Winterfest – North Shore Boat Ramp off Ohio 79 in Buckeye Lake Village. Will Benny the Bass take the bait meaning spring is right around the corner or will we have six more long weeks of winter? Winterfest kicks off with a fireworks show at 6:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28. Benny makes his predication a few minutes later followed by a weekend of fun and specials around the lake. Winterfest 2017 tumblers are now available at your favorite Buckeye Lake establishment.

Frozen 5K Run – Millersport. Buckeye Lake’s annual Winterfest has added the Frozen 5K Run. The run begins at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28, at Millersport High School. The entry fee is $25 payable in advance and includes a t-shirt. To register or for more information visit

Teen Saturday Movie Matinee – Buckeye Lake Library. On Saturday, January 28, the Buckeye Lake Library will be showing a Teen movie at 11:00 a.m. Set during WWII, the film follows four children who find refuge from the war in their own imaginary world. Spend the afternoon at the library munching on popcorn and watching a movie with friends.

Creative Card Making Hebron Library. Suffering from the winter doldrums? Come out to the Hebron Library at 1 p.m. on Saturday, January 28, and Saturday, February 25, to learn a new craft. Peggy Ruff who will demonstrate card-making techniques. Adults and teens will enjoy learning to make unique, beautiful cards using various materials. All supplies are provided. Please register online at for this free program, or call to sign up.

Polar Plunge – Buckeye Lake Winery. Will you take the icy plunge into Buckeye Lake starting at 1 p.m. on Sunday, January 29? The Millersport Fire Department water rescue team will there if the shock is too much.

Columbus Fishing Expo – Ohio Expo Center. With a jam-packed schedule of educational seminars, speakers and activities, the February 10 – 12, Columbus Fishing Expo will provide an excellent opportunity for anglers of all ages and skill levels to expand their fishing knowledge. Hours: Friday, 12 pm – 8 pm; Saturday, 10 am – 8 pm; and Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm. For more information visit

Columbus Gun Show – Ohio Expo Center. C & E Gun Shows provides firearm owners and enthusiasts with venues to purchase, trade and sell firearms, ammo, and related merchandise February 11 – 12. Hours: Saturday, 9 am – 5 pm; and Sunday, 9 am – 4 pm. Cost: $9 adults; children under 12 years of age with supervising adult admitted free. For more information visit


The Oldest Profession Newark. The Licking County Players present the comedy The Oldest Profession by Paula Vogel. As Ronald Reagan enters the White House, five aging practitioners of the oldest profession are faced with a diminishing clientele, increased competition for their niche market, and aching joints. With wit, compassion, and humor, they struggle to find and learn new tricks as they fight to stay in the Life. Performances are February 2-4 and 9-11 at 8 p.m. with matinee performances on February 5 & 12 at 2 p.m., All performances are held at the Licking County Players Theatre, 131 West Main Street in downtown Newark. For tickets visit or call 740-349-2287.

I Dream of Broadway – Millersport. Millersport Community Theatre presents I Dream of Broadway, a musical adaptation, on Friday, March 3, 7 p.m. and Saturday, March 4, at 2:30 and 7 p.m., in Millersport Elementary School. Tickets are $10 available at the door, visit for more information.

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