Donald K. Swearer will lecture on "Buddhist Economics: An Oxymoron?" at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 5, in Denison University's Burton Morgan Lecture Hall, 241 W. College St.

Donald K. Swearer will lecture on "Buddhist Economics: An Oxymoron?" at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 5, in Denison University's Burton Morgan Lecture Hall, 241 W. College St.

Swearer was appointed the director of the Center for the Study of World Religions and Distinguished Visiting Professor of Buddhist Studies of Harvard Divinity School in 2004. The program is free and open to the public.

The art of Lyn Logan-Grimes is featured in the exhibition "Spectrum: A Gathering of Emerging Artists," on display through April 26 at the William H. Thomas Gallery in Columbus.

Logan-Graimes is art coordinator at The Works in Newark. Previously she was the cultural arts and education director at the King Arts Complex in Columbus and the educator for cultural diversity at the Columbus Museum of Art.

The Thomas Gallery, at 1270 Bryden Road, is open from 1 to 7 p.m. on Saturdays or by appointment.

Children who will be 5 years old on or before Sept. 30, 2009, are eligible to attend kindergarten in Granville beginning in August.

Granville schools' kindergarten registration is from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, March 9, and Tuesday, March 10.

Children do not need to be present for registration.

To register a student for kindergarten, a parent or guardian must complete all forms in the 2009-2010 registration forms packet, available at granville.k12.oh.us/kindergarten, and be prepared to present the child's official birth certificate with the stamped seal, the child's Social Security number (optional), proof of residency and custody papers, if applicable, the child's immunization record, a completed school health history form and a completed and signed physician's report.

The Granville schools do not participate in open enrollment and do not accept tuition students. Only students whose parents or guardians are residents of the district may enroll.

At registration, children's kindergarten screening appointments will be scheduled. Screenings will be held on Thursday, April 2; Friday, April 3; and Monday, April 6. Screenings are 30-minute small group sessions led by kindergarten teachers.

The Licking County Library has received a $4,000 grant from the Longaberger Foundation to support literacy enrichment materials for kindergarten through twelfth-grade students served by all six library locations.

The grant supplements the library's budget for purchasing in these areas.

A CD release party and concert will be held at The Midland at 8 p.m. on March 6.

Local trio Common Thread, with Tim Hofmeister, Hugh Price and Kevin Plaugher, will perform music from their new CD "This Town," with guests Andy Carlson and Steve Bain.

"This Town" was created and recorded to benefit The Midland. All proceeds will be donated to the theatre.

Tickets are $25 for reserved seating and $50 for VIP seating. A social hour with a cash bar will be held before the show, starting at 7 p.m. VIP tickets include a pre-show party beginning at 6:30 p.m., Gold Circle seating and a private gathering with light hors d'ouevres and a cash bar.

For tickets, call (740) 345-LIVE (5483), stop by the box office at 36 N. Park Place in Newark between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and one hour before the performance or visit www.midlandtheatre.org.

"Stieglitz and Norman: An American Place," an exhibit of 20th century photography, will open with a reception at 5 p.m., Tuesday, March 3, in the Denison Museum in Burke Hall.

Photographer Dorothy Norman wrote a biography of photographer and gallerist Alfred Stieglitz. She recorded conversations at Stieglitz's gallery, An American Place, in New York City between 1927 and his death in 1946.

For more information, call (740) 587-6255.