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

Yoga Foundations (4 Class Series) – from 9 to 10 a.m. on Saturdays, January 6, 13, 20 and 27. Cost: Non-members – $45; Members – $40. In this beginner-focused yoga series, learn the basics of the practice, including breathing techniques and introductory-level postures taught by a Sage Yoga instructor. Fee includes 4 sessions.

Tai Chi (Six Class Series) – from 1 to 2 p.m. on Sundays, January 7, 14, 21 and 28, and February 4 and 11. Cost: Non-members – $65; Members – $55. Tai Chi is designed to increase muscle and cardiovascular strength as well as improve balance, joint flexibility and posture. The fire will be crackling as Sifu Wayne Melton instructs a yang style of movement to help maintain physical as well as mental health. Students should wear comfortable clothing and flat-soled shoes. Fee includes 6 sessions.

Grafting the Right Way – from 8 – 11 a.m. and 1 – 4 p.m. on Saturday, January 27. Cost: Nonmembers – $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 – from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, January 24. Cost: Non-members – $15; Members – $10. Join the Granville Kiwanis, syrup producers since 1971, to learn the entire process of making delicious maple syrup. This interactive class explores: techniques for tapping trees; collection, storage and cooking methods; and kits and common household items that are used in maple syruping.

Introduction to Essential Oils – from 1 – 3 p.m. on Saturday, January 27. Cost: Non-members – $10; Members – $5. Join Julie Johnson, doTerra® Wellness Advocate, to learn how to safely and effectively use essential oils. Sample and experience their purity and potency and learn how to empower your family with the use of essential oils.

Once in a Blue Moon Hike – from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 31. Cost: Non-members – $15; Members – $10. A Blue Moon is the second full moon in a calendar month. This rare phenomenon occurs only once every few years. Join us for a night hike through the Deep Woods. Stop at the Log Cabin for a roaring fire with hot cocoa and marshmallows. View the spectacular moon through a telescope and learn about the history and folklore behind this unique celestial event.

Fox Frenzy & Coyote Craze: Learn the Facts, Practice the Calls – from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, February 9. Cost: Nonmembers – $10; Members – $ 5. Join us for an exciting presentation on some of Ohio’s carnivorous canines. Come ready to learn all about foxes and coyotes from a local wildlife expert. We will then venture on a short hike to Arboretum East to call coyotes. Please dress for the weather.

Hypertufa Trough Workshop – from 4 – 6 p.m. on Tuesday, February 13 or 1 – 3 p.m. on Saturday, February 17. Cost: Non-members – $30; Members – $20. Hypertufa troughs are unique stone-like containers that are fun and easy to make. These sturdy, light-weight containers add extraordinary appeal to the garden. In this class you will learn step-by-step how to create your personal container and the best plants to fill it with in the spring. Space is limited. Please register by Friday, February 9.

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 market is now indoors at the Granville Elementary School auditorium. Hours are 9:30 to noon on Saturdays. All kinds of good thing to eat and drink.

Open Gym – Christ United Methodist Church, Baltimore. Christ United UMC will host an open gym in its Family Life Center, 700 S. Main St., on Tuesdays and Thursdays from Nov. 28 through March 22. Family gym will be held from 5:15 to 6:45 p.m. Children age 6 and younger must be accompanied by a related adult. Open gym for those who are age 14 and older will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. All participants must complete a permission/waiver form before being allowed to play. Forms are available through the church office, Facebook page and website, and will be available at open gym. Direct questions to the church office at 740-862-4343.

Ohio RV & Boat ShowOhio Expo Center. Browse three huge buildings with nearly five acres of RVs, golf cars, boats, personal watercraft, ATVs, motorcycles, side by sides and more January 5 – 7 and 10 – 14. Visit to download a discount coupon redeemable for $2 off adult admission. Hours: Saturdays (10 am – 8 pm), Sundays (11 am – 5 pm), Monday and Tuesday – closed; Wednesday – Friday (Noon – 8 pm). Cost: Adults – $12; Children (ages 6 – 15) – $3; Children 5 and under – FreeFor more information visit: http://www.

Winter Hike at Dillon State Park – Bundle up and join us as we witness the wonders of winter at Dillon State Park on Saturday, Jan. 13. This winter hike is about 2.5 miles long covering the Eagle Ridge Trail and Blackberry Ridge Trail. Deep ravines, rolling hills and beautiful lake views will be waiting. The hike is rated easy to moderate. Hikers are free to hike on their own, and naturalist-guided hikes will start at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Meet at the camp store to participant. This is a fantastic way to prepare for the Hocking Hills winter hike. There will be a fire in the camp store’s fire ring. The camp store will be open, and coffee and hot chocolate will be available. Call the park office with any questions at 740- 453-4377 or contact the Dillon naturalist cabin at 740-452-0040.

Columbus Weddings Show 2018 – Ohio Expo Center. Congratulations on your engagement! Now … let the planning begin! Whether you envision a formal affair or a casual ceremony, there is no better place to start researching everything you need for your Big Day than Columbus’ largest weddings event January 13 – 14. Sample wedding cakes and reception food, see the latest in wedding styles during runway shows taking place throughout the weekend and meet hundreds of wedding specialists – all in one place. Hours: Saturday: 10 am – 5 pm; Sunday: noon – 5 pm. Price: $12 at the door; $10 online courtesy of Twirl; $26 Squad Pack (admission for three, online only). For more information visit:

Vietnam War History Lectures – The Works, Newark. This year’s winter lecture series focuses on the Vietnam War, featuring speakers from the Vietnam Veterans of American Chapter 55. The free lectures, from 2 to 3 p.m. at The Works, 55 S. 1st St., Newark, are:

• A personal perspective of the war – Saturday, January 13;

• Equipment and materials of the war – Saturday, February 10; and

• The legacies of the war – Saturday, March 17.

Imagine the Impossible – Hebron Library. Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with us! Rory Rennick presents a magic-filled program at 1 p.m. on Monday, January 15, based on the book “Henry’s Freedom Box.”

Onsite Help/Ask a Techspert – Buckeye Lake Library. Do you have a question about technology? Drop in for one-to-one help at 2 p.m. on Monday, January 15, with technology issues including laptops, smartphones, tablets, Kindles and software.

Family Story Time-Hebron Library. Enjoy stories, songs and activities for the whole family at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 16.

The Woodworking Show – Ohio Expo Center. Do-it-yourselfers and woodworkers flock to this show January 19 -21, for the latest in tools and education. Here, you’ll find more than 100 free classes and seminars on topics ranging from cabinetmaking 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); Sunday (10 am – 3 pm). Cost: $12 online; $14 at the door (cash only). For more information visit:

Columbus Golf and Travel Show Ohio Expo Center. Central Ohio’s premier winter golf event returns to Columbus January 26 – 28! 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 2018 Manufacturers Demo Range, several contest and competitions, stage presentations, celebrity appearances, FREE one-on-one golf lessons and more. 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; Sunday, 10 am – 4 pm. Cost:Adults $12; Children (under 12) – Free (admission good all three days). For more information visit:

K-pop Teen Dance Club – Hebron Library. Dance with your friends at 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 20, to the latest musical hits from Korea.

Buckeye Lake 2030 Community Meeting – Millersport. Get updated on BL2030 and the Buckeye Lake Region Corporation from 9 – 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 20, at Millersport Elementary School auditorium. Meeting includes Power Point presentation, committee reports and a “question & answer period”. Please park behind the school and enter through the auditorium.

Is it junk, or is it a “jewel?” – Newark. Is it for real, or is it a reproduction? The Licking County Historical Society is sponsoring an antiques and collectibles appraisal fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 20, at the Buckingham Meeting House, 5 N. 6th Street in Veterans’ Park, Newark. Auctioneer Craig Connelly will evaluate attic and basement “treasures” for a nominal fee of $5 per item (LCHS members get one item free). The public is invited to bring family heirlooms, garage sale bargains, and flea market finds to this entertaining and informative event. Lunch will be available for purchase from Let Me Do It! Catering. Proceeds from the appraisal fair will benefit the Licking County Historical Society. For more information, call 740-345-4898 or e-mail

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 January 26 – 28, with the industry’s top log home and timber frame builders and experts all under one roof at the Ohio Expo Center’s Rhodes Center. Hours: Friday (1 – 7 pm); Saturday (10 am – 6 pm); Sunday (10 am – 4 pm). Cost: Admission – $12; Admission is valid for the duration of the show. For more information visit:

Night Hike – Owls – Infirmary Mound Park, Granville. Explore Infirmary Mound Park from 6 – 7 p.m. on Wednesday, January 31, on a guided night hike. The topics will highlight the world of the owls of Licking County. The hike will begin at Shelter 6, and be followed by s’mores at the campfire near the arena area. Please wear appropriate clothing and shoes for the weather. Recommended age: 5+.

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