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

Night Hike- Friday, November 21, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Experience The Arboretum at night! Kids and adults are welcome to attend the hike through collections, woodlands and trails on one of our most popular programs. Free, meet at the Visitors Center Deck.

Luminary Tour- Friday, Dec. 5, 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. The Dawes Arboretum brings you an evening of illumination with 1,500 candle luminaries. Join us inside the Visitors Center after the drive for a cup of hot cocoa, a holiday treat and some activities for the whole family. All proceeds will benefit the Licking County Food Pantry.

Holly Fair- Saturday, Dec. 6, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Our second annual gathering of local artists and crafts people displaying their holiday treasures. Enjoy refreshments while shopping for those one-of-a-kind special gifts for your loved ones. Daweswood Gifts will offer 10% off to all visitors and, as a special holiday “thank you,” an additional 10% discount to our members. Eat, drink, shop and be merry! Free, meet at the Visitor Center.

The grounds are open from dawn to dusk. 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. Call 740-323-2355 or 800-44-DAWES for information or visit www.

Licking Park District Licking County. Here are some upcoming events. For more information, call (740) 587-2535 or visit www.

• Nov. 20, History Kids Club IV: Native Harvest- Try squash, venison, mussel soup, gruel, and much more during this unique celebration of Licking County’s heritage. $3.00 per person or $10.00 per family. Space is limited and registration is required by November 6. Infirmary Mound Park, James Bradley Center, 6 p.m.

Fantasy of Lights Alum Creek State Park. Nov. 21 through Dec. 30. This annual two mile drive through extravaganza features 125 light displays, many with animation, Alum Creek State Park Marina, 4000 Hollenback Rd., Lewis Center, (740) 369- 2900,


Denison Bluegrass Ensemble – Granville. The Denison Bluegrass Ensemble will perform at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 15, in Swasey Chapel (200 Chapel Drive). Directed by Mark Wade, trumpet instructor, and Casey Cook, bluegrass instructor, the ensemble plays a blend of traditional Appalachian, country bluegrass and progressive acoustic music. In this free concert, both directors will join 17 students, who are a mixture of violinists, violists, mandolin players, guitarists and vocalists.

Brenda Sue’s Country Fixin’s and Central Ohio Opry – Hebron. Brenda Sue’s Country Fixin’s and Central Ohio Opry is now open with great food and great music, across from Lakewood Middle School on US 40, contact (740) 407-5017, Thursday and Friday nights, Bluegrass, 7 to 9 p.m., Saturday nights it’s Brenda Sue, 6 to 9 p.m. Bring the family.


“Mugsy and Me” – Millersport. Speakeasy 20’s Dinner Theatre at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 13, Friday, Nov. 14 and Saturday, Nov. 15 in the Millersport High School music room. Enjoy a full course dinner and great entertainment. Seating is limited to 60 each night and reservations are required. Tickets are $25 single and $40 per couple. Call 467-2669 or 467- 2029 for reservations. The show is sponsored by the Millersport HIgh School Illumination Show Choir.

Denison University Theatre – Granville. Performance time is 8 p.m in Ace Morgan Theatre, 211 W. College St.. Call theatre box office at (740) 587-6527 for ticket prices and availability.

• Something’s Afoot: November 13-15 & 17-20. In this wild musical spoof of Agatha Christie’s Ten Little Indians, Lord Dudley Rancour has invited some guests to his English country house for a marvelous weekend. But when the butler announces that Rancour is dead, it’s obvious that something is definitely afoot. So whodunit?

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