Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70.
Preschool Storybook Science – from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month, September thru May. See the schedule below. Explore quality children’s literature in a natural setting only The Dawes Arboretum can provide. Each 45-minute session may include songs, games, crafts, creative movement, outdoor exploration and a hands-on science activity suitable for children ages 3 – 5 and their caregiver. Free; donations appreciated. Registration is not required. Upcoming Sessions:
Winter Series Titles – Winter Wildlife
1/24 A Loud Winter’s Nap
2/14 Owl Babies
2/28 A Tree for Me
Beginner Tai Chi Chuan – from 1 to 2 p.m. on Sundays, January 13, 20, 27 and February 3, 10 & 17. Cost: Non-members – $65; Members – $55. Tai Chi is designed to help increase muscle and cardiovascular strength; help improve balance, joint flexibility and posture and support mental health. This class focuses on basic Tai Chi skills along with completion of the Modified Tai Chi Chuan Short Form (Yang Style). Basic warm-ups start the class with a new portion taught each week. Students should wear comfortable clothing and flat-soled shoes. Fee includes 6 sessions.
Intermediate Tai Chi Chuan – from 2 to 3 p.m. on Sundays, from 1 to 2 p.m. on Sundays, January 13, 20, 27 and February 3, 10 & 17. Cost: Non-members – $65; Members – $55. Tai Chi is designed to help increase muscle and cardiovascular strength; help improve balance, joint flexibility and posture and support mental health. This class focuses on advanced warm-ups, the complete Modified Tai Chi Chuan Short Form (Yang Style) from the beginner’s class and additional Qi Gong exercises. Students are required to complete the beginner class at least once prior to participating in the intermediate class. Students should wear comfortable clothing and flat-soled shoes. Fee includes 6 sessions.
Antique Wood ID – from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, January 19. Cost: Non-members – $20; Members – $15. Learn about some common woods used in antique furniture with examples from The Arboretum’s historical collection. Our botanist will offer tips on identifying the more common woods used in your household furniture and collectibles. Guests will take home a LED magnifier to help with wood identification.
Moonrise Night Hike – from 8 – 9 p.m. on Tuesday, January 21. Cost: Non-members – $10; Members – $5. Join us for a night hike through the Deep Woods beneath the rise of the Old Moon. Stop at the Log Cabin for a roaring fire with hot cocoa and marshmallows and view the night sky through a telescope.
Beginners Grafting Workshop – from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 26. Cost: Non-members – $40; Members – $30. Learn the art and science of grafting in this hands-on workshop. The Arboretum’s propagator, who enjoys a high propagation success rate, will lead the program. Rootstock and scion wood are provided; you may bring your own scion wood, if appropriate rootstock is available. Attendees take home the material they graft to nurture. The workshop is appropriate for ages 14 and older. Children must be supervised by an adult.
Why Plants Matter – from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 31. FREE! Plants are hard at work around us everyday helping to improve the air we breath and the water we drink. Take a closer look at our mission and learn about the importance of the Arboretum’s plant conservation work. Please note, this event is free to attend but registration is required.
Advanced Grafting Workshop – from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 2. Cost: Non-members – $40; Members – $30. Continue on your path of learning the art and science of grafting with this hands-on workshop. Arboretum’s propagator leads the program. Rootstock and scion wood are provided, and you may bring your own scion wood if appropriate rootstock is available. Attendees take home the material they graft to nurture. This program is intended for those who have participated in previous grafting workshops.
Fox Frenzy & Coyote Craze – from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, February 8. Cost: Non-members – $10; Members – $5. Join us for an exciting presentation on some of Ohio’s carnivorous canines as we learn the facts and practice the calls. 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.
Home School Investigations: Trashology 101- Papermaking Fun – from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 12 and 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. on Friday, February 15. Cost: Non-members -$7; Members – $5. Join other home school students in hands-on science study. Sessions meet each month on the second Tuesday (1:30 – 3pm) and repeat on the second Friday (10 – 11:30am). Parents may choose the day of the week that works best for their schedules. All home school students, ages 6-10 years old are welcome. Space is limited and reservations are required by the day prior to the session. This week we present: Trashology 101- Papermaking Fun. By reducing waste and recycling, we can help save the environment! Let’s investigate the paper making process and take home a beautiful and practical product.
Maple Syrup Family Night – from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, January 22. Cost: Non-members – $10; Members – $5. Join Arboretum staff for this sweet night hike through the Deep Woods! We’ll explore the history of maple syrup production, and stop at the Log Cabin to warm up next to a roaring fire with snacks and maple syrup tastings.
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 www.dawesarb.org
Granville Farmers Market – Granville. The market is now in-doors at the Granville Elementary School multi-purpose room from 9:30 a.m. to noon on Saturdays. All kinds of good thing to eat and drink. Saturday, January 19, market is cancelled due to inclement weather.
African Hand Drumming Class – Infirmary Mound Park, Granville. The Licking Park District is hosting Instructor Lawrence Greene to teach monthly West African Drumming classes for ages 16 and up at Infirmary Mound Park! Classes are from 5 to 7 p.m. on the first Monday of each month unless it is a holiday which pushes it back to the second Monday. Join us for a fun exploration of djembe and other drums, intro, history, technique and rhythm. Beginner friendly; no experience necessary. Instruments are provided if you do not have your own.
For over 13 years, Lawrence has taught West African drumming classes and workshops in Ohio and West Virginia. In his classes, Lawrence hopes to foster a sense of togetherness for the participants and bring people together over a shared activity they might never have imagined themselves doing. Group drumming is a great way to relieve stress and find a sense of balance. This class will focus on traditional West African rhythms. Suggested donation of $10.
Open Gym – Christ United Methodist Church, Baltimore. Christ UMC will host an open gym for children and adults starting in December. Family gym time will be held from 5:15 to 6:45 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday beginning on Dec. 4 and ending March 21. Although the church will provide adult supervision, children under age 7 must be accompanied by a related adult. Open gym for teens and adults (ages 14 and up) will follow from 7 to 9 p.m. All children, youth and adults must complete a waiver and emergency contact form before playing. If the participant is under age 18, a parent or guardian must give permission by also signing the form, which will be available at the church office or at the open gym. Open gym will be closed on Dec. 13, 20, 25 and Jan. 1.
Ohio RV and Boat Show – Ohio Expo Center, Columbus. Browse three huge buildings with nearly 5 acres of RVs, golf cars, boats, personal watercraft, ATVs, motorcycles, side by sides and more during this fun event January 11 – 13 and 16 – 20, 2019. Hours: Saturdays (10 am – 8 pm), Sundays (11 am – 5 pm), Monday and Tuesday – closed; Wednesday – Friday (Noon – 8 pm). Cost: Adults – $14; Children (ages 6 – 13) – $3; Children 5 and under – Free. Visit http://www.ohiorvandboatshow.com to download a discount coupon redeemable for $3 off adult admission and more information.
Buckeye Lake Region Corporation Community Meeting – Millersport Elementary School Auditorium (please park in the rear & enter through the rear cafeteria door), Millersport. Everyone is invited to the Buckeye Lake Region Corporation‘s quarterly community meeting from 9:00 to 10:30 on Saturday, January 19. The agenda is:
9:00 Pledge and Invocation
9:10 The State of the Region
9:25 Review of BL 2036 & Buckeye Lake Region Corporation Activities (Power Point)
9:55 Task Force Reports
10:20 Public Q&A
Everyone is welcome!
East Central Ohio Beekeepers Association Bee School – Taft Reserve – South, 10383 Fairview Rd, Heath. School runs from 2 – 4 p.m. on January 19 & 26; and February 2 & 9. Fee includes workbook, a one-year membership in our East Central Ohio Beekeepers Assoc., a first year complimentary membership in the Ohio State Beekeepers Assoc., a hands-on teaching bee yard, & deep discounts on products & supplies available as a member of our association. Class fee is non-refundable. Lunch is provided. Registation is required. Cost: $75/per person.
Great Train Show – Ohio Expo Center, Columbus. The Great Train Show January 19 & 20 is the nation’s only coast-to-coast model train show. The show is designed for the general public, modelers, hobbyists, families, and the just plain curious. Each show features hundreds of tables of trains and accessories for sale, huge operating exhibits, activities for kids, and more. All aboard! Hours: 10 am – 4 pm. Cost:Onsite Adult Admission is $10.00 on Saturday – Good for BOTH DAYS! $9.00 on Sunday; Kids 11 and under are admitted free and do NOT need a ticket. For more information visit trainshow.com
Columbus Gun Show – Ohio Expo Center, Columbus. The January 19 & 20, C & E Gun Shows provides firearm owners and enthusiasts with venues to purchase, trade and sell firearms, ammo, and related merchandise. Hours: Saturday, 9 am – 5 pm; Sunday, 9 am – 4 pm. Cost: $9 adults; children under 12 years of age with supervising adult admitted free. For more information visit C & E Gun Shows
Midwest Sports Spectacular – Ohio Expo Center, Columbus. The January 19 & 20, Midwest Sports Spectacular is an annual sports collectibles convention featuring dealers of vintage and new sports memorabilia from across the country. The show includes appearances by a variety of professional athletes that will be available for meet-and-greets, photo ops, and autograph signings. Autograph tickets are additional and required to get an athlete’s autograph. Prices vary from player to player. Please refer to individual player pricing by visiting, ohiosportsgroup.com Hours: Saturday (10 am – 7 pm); Sunday (10 am – 5 pm). Cost: Weekend pass is $10. For more information visit goldstarsportsmarketing.com
Paint the Parks – Infirmary Mound Park, Granville. Come explore your creative side from 6 – 9 p.m. on Thursday, January 24! Our instructor will guide you step by step through the night’s painting. Our price includes: pizza, snacks, and all painting supplies. BYO wine or beer. Fee: $25, cash or check at the door. Registration is required.
Columbus Golf and Travel Show – Ohio Expo Center, Columbus. Central Ohio’s premier winter golf event returns to Columbus January 25 – 27! 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 Manufacturers Demo Range, several contest and competitions, stage presentations, celebrity appearances, FREE one-on-one golf lessons and more. A FREE one year subscription to Golf Magazine is also included with admission. Hours:Friday, 11 am – 5 pm; Saturday, 10 am – 6 pm; Sunday, 10 am – 4 pm. Cost:Adults $12; Children (under 12) – Free. For more information visit columbusgolfandtravelshow.com
Ohio Log Home and Timber Frame Show – Ohio Expo Center, Columbus. 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’s Rhodes Center January 25 – 27. 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 loghomeshows.com
Winterfest 2019 – Buckeye Lake. The fifth annual Winterfest kicks off at 7 a.m. on Saturday, January 26, at the North Shore in the Village of Buckeye Lake. Come out to see if Benny The Bass predicts an early spring (or not) by eating the bait, followed by fantastic pre-dawn fireworks show at 7:14 a.m. Then enjoy the day visiting nearly two dozen Winterfest sponsors all around the Buckeye Lake region. The fun continues Sunday at the Buckeye Lake Winery with the annual Polar Plunge at 1 p.m.
Is it junk, or is it a “jewel?” – Newark. Is it for real, or is it a reproduction? The Licking County Historical Society is hosting an antiques and collectibles appraisal fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 26, 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. Proceeds from the appraisal fair will benefit the Licking County Historical Society.
Scott Antique Market – Ohio Expo Center, Columbus. The amazing indoor Scott Antique Marke returns January 26 – 27, featuring aisles upon aisles of one-of-a-kind antiques and collectible items available for sale. Hours: Saturday 9 am – 6 pm; Sunday 10 am – 4 pm. FREE! For more information visit scottantiquemarket.com
Rag Rug Workshop – Perry County District Library, Somerset. Reuse what you have! Learn how to turn old material scraps into useful, long lasting rag rugs from 5:00 to 6:45 p.m. on Tuesday, January 29, in the downstairs meeting room. Katie Carpenter is our guest instructor. Participants should bring 20 or more one inch strips cut any length “on straight” (so not as stretchy) from double knit, polyester or medium weight cotton leftover fabric, a crochet hook size N or P (9-10mm) and a pair of scissors. Limited to 15 participants. Registration required by 4 p.m. on January 28. To register email or call Katrina at email@example.com or 740-342-7881. Sponsored by Perry County Wast Reduction & Recycling.
Bald Eagle Watch – Meeting Place TBD, Granville. Join us at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, January 29, on the first of our 2019 walks to observe the nesting pair of Bald Eagles along the Granville bike trail. We will have our new spotting scope out for a close up view, as well as a few pairs of binoculars to share. Please bring your own binoculars if you have them
Art Studio Clearance Sale – Ohio Expo Center, Columbus. Come visit the Art Studio Clearance Sale February 1-2, where you can find blue light specials and great deals from 150 artists. Artists will be selling overstocked items, some with slight imperfections and regular merchandise at reduced prices. Hours: Friday (10 am- 5 pm); Saturday (10 am – 4 pm). Cost: General admission – $6; Children (12 and under) – Free. For more information visit ohiocraft.org
Columbus Fishing Expo – Ohio Expo Center, Columbus. With a jam-packed schedule of educational seminars, speakers and activities, the February 8 – 10 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 – 7 pm; Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm. Cost: General admission at the door (single day) – $12; Advance-sale admission purchased online (single-day) – $10; Three-day pass at the door – $25; Advance-sale three-day pass purchased online – $20. For more information visit columbusfishingexpo.com
AAA Great Vacations Travel Expo – Ohio Expo Center, Columbus. Mark your calendars for the 2019 Great Vacations Travel EXPO February 8 – 10 , presented by AAA. This three day booking event is a one-stop shop for everything related to travel and offers unique access to the world’s top travel suppliers. Guests are invited to talk one-on-one with travel pros, book their next getaway, and take home the best advice, values and EXPO-only deals on everything from exotic cruises and European vacations, to close-to-home escapes. Hours: noon – 7 pm – Friday; 10 am – 7 pm – Saturday; 11 am – 4 pm – Sunday. Cost: Adults – $8; AAA Members – $4. For more information visit AAA.com
2019 Blaine Wilson Sportsfest – Ohio Expo Center, Columbus. This year’s Blaine Wilson Sportsfest, February 15 – 17, will feature men’s artistic gymnastics, trampoline and tumbling as well as women’s artistic gymnastics. Hours: Friday and Saturday – 8 am – 9 pm; Sunday – 8 am – 8 pm. FREE. For more information visit blainewilsonsportsfest
The Columbus Dispatch Home and Garden Show – Ohio Expo Center, Columbus. Find craftsmen, experts and professionasl February 16 -24, from more than 350 companies for every area of your home – inside and out – who you can talk to in person about your home improvement ideas and projects. Explore emerging trends in home design, décor, furnishings, remodeling, gadgets and technologies – plus immerse your senses in 10 spectacular G-art-ens. This year, central Ohio’s top landscapers have each partnered with a local artist to produce one-of-a-kind, art-themed gardens. You’ll find this is the perfect place to spend a few hours, or the whole day to discover, learn and get a jump on your spring projects list. And you can pick up a FREE re-entry pass at the information booth in case you just can’t get everything on your list done in one day. Hours: Saturday (10 am – 7 pm); Sunday-Monday (11 am – 6 pm); Tuesday (CLOSED); Wednesday-Friday (11 am – 6 pm). Cost: General admission (at the door) – $13; General admission (online in advance) – $10; Children (17 and under) – Free; Free Next Day Re-Entry Passes available at information booth. $3 off coupons are available at Lowe’s starting February 1, 2019 (not valid with any other offer). For more information visit DispatchHomeAndGardenShow.com
Scott Antique Market – Ohio Expo Center, Columbus. The amazing indoor Scott Antique Market, February 23 & 24, features aisles upon aisles of one-of-a-kind antiques and collectible items available for sale. Hours: Saturday 9 am – 6 pm; Sunday 10 am – 4 pm. FREE. For more information visit scottantiquemarket.com
Winter Classic Motorsports Expo – Ohio Expo Center, Columbus. Mopar and all race fans! Kick off the automotive season February 23. Shop for those needed parts and accessories to get your vehicle ready for summertime action. You can also pick up season schedules for area events or just get reacquainted with old friends. Of course, AMC and Jeep products are also welcome.
Hours: 8 am – 4 pm. Cost: $10 before 10 am; $5 after 10 am; Free after 2 pm. For more information visit jeffjohnsonmotorsports.com
Columbus Gun Show – Ohio Expo Center, Columbus. The February 23 & 24, C & E Gun Shows provides firearm owners and enthusiasts with venues to purchase, trade and sell firearms, ammo, and related merchandise. Hours: Saturday, 9 am – 5 pm; Sunday, 9 am – 4 pm. Cost: $9 adults; children under 12 years of age with supervising adult admitted free. For more information visit C & E Gun Shows
All American Columbus Pet Expo – Ohio Expo Center, Columbus. Everything from A-to-Z to entertain ages from 3 to 93 March 8 – 10! Dog Lovers Days Lure Course, Shorty Rossi from the Animal Planet show “Pit Boss”, Eukanuba Dog Dock diving competition, the Classic K-9 Show, Kenny Sprouse “That Guy with the Birds”, TICA (The International Cat Association) Cat Show, IJA Grooming Competition, N.C.R.A. National Crab Racing Association, Southern Ohio Flying K9s – World champion Frisbee Dogs, Llama World, Pet Valu Dress Up Your Pet Contest and Kid’s World with numerous attractions! Mega Pet Adoption, come find your new best friend! Pet product extravaganza! Exhibitors with unique pet products, foods, treats and services. Hours: Friday 1 pm – 8 pm, Saturday 10 am – 7 pm; Sunday 11 am – 5 pm. Cost: Adults $12 ($10 advance), Children, 4 – 11, $8 ($6 advance), Seniors $8 ($6 advance); Children 3 and under – free. For more information visit columbuspetexpo.com