The Newark-Granville Symphony Orchestra will present its season finale, "Rhapsody in Blue," at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 8, at Swasey Chapel on the Denison University campus.

The Newark-Granville Symphony Orchestra will present its season finale, "Rhapsody in Blue," at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 8, at Swasey Chapel on the Denison University campus.

The concert will feature jazz pianist Mark Flugge performing "Rhapsody in Blue." The orchestra will also perform Tchaikovsky's "Symphony No. 5."

Tickets are $25 for adults and $5 for students. Tickets are available at the Midland Theatre box office or by calling (740) 345-5483. Tickets may also be purchased online at www.midlandtheatre.org.

The Reese Adult Day Center has extended its hours in an effort to accommodate the work schedules of families.

The center, 123 S. Third St. in Newark, is now open from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The previous hours of operation were 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The Licking County Aging Program added the adult day center to its list of services in November. The center provides a home-like environment for adult loved ones. Activities include recreational and social activities, along with trips to places of local interest.

A registered nurse is on staff at the center. Breakfast, lunch and snacks are served.

For more information, call (740) 345-4771.


The Licking County United Way is organizing volunteers from businesses, clubs, churches and other groups to spend an afternoon giving back by doing community projects.

The United Way Day of Caring will be observed from noon to 5 p.m. on Friday, June 17. Projects may include such activities as landscaping, painting, cleaning or small building projects.

As many as 50 volunteers may participate in a new opportunity this year, which is training to work as a youth mentor.

The deadline to turn in volunteer registration forms is May 4. The deadline to complete a team roster is May 18.

Volunteers will receive information on their assigned project and other details in May.

For more information, call (740) 345-6685 or visit www.lcuw.net.


The Works: Center for History, Art & Technology, will offer its annual Hot Shop Scholarship to a young adult interested in the art of glass blowing.

The recipient of the scholarship, funded through the Nicholas Taylor Winegardner Scholarship Fund, will receive a five-day, hands-on experience in The Works' studio June 13-17, including personal instruction and mentoring.

Scholarships are awarded to applicants with a strong interest in glass blowing who would like to gain a better understanding of the process through hands-on experiences at The Works.

The Winegardner Scholarship honors Nicholas Winegardner, whose parents established the award after he died in an accident in 1995. As a young man, Winegardner participated in many glass-blowing and other hot shop activities at The Works.

To apply for the Nicholas Taylor Winegardner Hot Shop Scholarship, visit The Works or call (740) 349-9277. The deadline for applications is May 23.