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Upcoming Events for Ohio
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Now through February 8 Columbus
Bruce Munro: Light at Franklin Park Conservatory
Franklin Park Conservatory
Explore indoor and outdoor gardens illuminated with the imaginative, magical works of artist Bruce Munro. Ten largescale installations and gallery works by the internationally recognized British light artist create an enchanting evening experience. Munro’s acclaimed Water-Towers and Field of Light, which are recreated uniquely for the conservatory’s spaces, accompany other well-known works, new pieces and installations never before seen in the U.S. Experience this special engagement at its most magical hour during a nighttime visit on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. For evening hours Wednesday through Friday 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. $15/adults, $12/seniors and students, $6/children ages 3 to 17, free/ children 2 and under; for daytime admission daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $12/adults, $9/ seniors and students, $6/children ages 3 to 17, free/children 2 and under; tickets available online at www.fpconservatory.org.
November 15-January 5 Cleveland
34th Annual Gifts from the Heart Nature Show/Sale,
Enjoy live holiday music and refreshments at the preview party for the 34th annual holiday gift show, Gifts from the Heart of Nature, kick off. You will not want to miss this exclusive first look at this year’s special items with the opportunity to meet the artists. All their unique works of art, ranging from jewelry to handcrafted wood items, are inspired by nature and made from environmentally responsible materials. This is a great way to support the arboretum at the same as supporting local artists. Preview party Friday, Nov. 15, 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Show/sale Nov. 16 to Jan. 5, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Note: closed Nov. 28, Dec. 24 to 25, Dec. 31, and Jan. 1), regular gate admission (members/free, non-members/$6), for more information visit www.holdenarb.org.
November 17-January 5 Columbus
Merry and Bright: Holidays at the Conservatory, Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Elegant displays of poinsettias, seasonal foliage with twinkling lights, and a gingerbread competition create an ambiance for celebrating the most wonderful time of the year. In addition, the Paul Busse model garden railway returns delighting all ages with its classic fairytale theme. All can enjoy a merry holiday season with weekly live music, evening entertainment, family activities and special events. Monday to Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesdays until 8 p.m., adults/$12, seniors and students/$9, children/$6, children under 2/free. For more information call (800) 214-7275 or visit www.fpconservatory.org.
November 23, December 7 & 14 Cleveland
The Holden Arboretum
The Holden Arboretum will knock your taste buds off with the annual tasting series. Spend a Saturday evening with friends during the upcoming holiday season by discovering new beers, holiday brews, new wines, fine chocolates and complementing hors d’oeuvres. Come to one or all of the tastings and learn new tastes and aromas from the experts at Heidelberg Distributors this holiday season. Limited to 50 attendees per tasting, please make reservations in advance starting Sept. 1. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more information visit www.holdenarb.org.
November 23-January 4 Cincinnati
PNC Festival of Lights,
Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
Enjoy the Tri-State’s longest running display of holiday tradition, visit cincinnatizoo.org/events/ for more information.
November 29-January 5 Cleveland
Glow at the Garden,
Cleveland Botanical Garden
Northeast Ohio’s magical holiday experience is filled with unforgettable gingerbread displays, thousands of twinkling lights, hundreds of holiday plantings, the garden express train ride, spectacularly decorated trees, live music and so much more. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays. Free/members, non-members/$12, non-member children/$8.50. for more information visit www.cbgarden.org.
December 1 & 8 Newark
Learn how to make a lasting piece of art out of plant foliage at this two-session workshop. In this workshop you will learn the technique of making a cement mixture and using it to preserve the beautiful, intricate details of your favorite leaf in order to create unique indoor or outdoor garden art. Sunday Dec. 1 and Dec. 8 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. General admission/$50, member/$40. Visit www.dawesarb.org for calendar and event registration.
December 6-8 Toledo
Heralding the Holidays,
Toledo Botanical Garden
Come enjoy a free family fun event. There will be live entertainment, including Santa Claus, and free horse-drawn wagon rides on Friday night. Food and unique holiday gifts will be for sale. Hours to be announced, visit www.toledogarden.org for additional information.
December 14 Newark
Holiday Greenery Workshops,
Dawes Arboretum will supply all the greens, decorations and candles to make your own festive holiday arrangement for the hearth or table. The sight and smell of pine, holly branches, cedar berries and other greens collected all from the arboretum is sure to put you in the holiday mood. 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Register by Dec. 11. General admission/$35, members/$25. Gor calendar and event registration visit www.dawesarb.org.
December 19 Columbus
Winter Solstice Labyrinth Walk,
The Chadwick Arboretum Lane Avenue Gardens
This is a great event you will not want to miss. Join in on the fun of roasting chestnuts and sipping on delicious Fair Trade hot chocolate while participating in lighting the arboretum’s Chartres style labyrinth with candles. All are welcome to this free event. 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Lane Avenue gardens (parking adjacent to the Agricultural Administration building 2120 Fyffe Rd.). Visit chadwickarboretum.osu.edu for more information.