Johnstown Independent

Dawes Arboretum

The Dawes Arboretum is on state Route 13, five miles south of Newark and three miles north of Interstate 70, Exit 132. To register for any of the following programs, call 740-323-2355 or 1-800-44DAWES. For more information, visit

* Hypertufa Workshop, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 11. Learn to mix hypertufa ingredients, sculpt troughs over interesting forms and choose the right plants. Fee is $25 members/$35 nonmembers. Zand Education Center. Register by Monday, Feb. 10.

* Storybook Science: The Mitten, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 13. Free, though donations welcome. Visitors Center.

* Basic Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop, 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Feb. 15. Learn the basics of fruit tree pruning from an industry expert at Ochs Fruit Farm in Lancaster. (No transportation provided; driving directions provided.) Dress for the weather -- gloves and boots -- and bring hand shears and loppers if possible. Fee is $10 members/$15 nonmembers. Register by Friday, Feb. 14.