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 programs, call 740-323-2355 or 1-800-44DAWES.

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 programs, call 740-323-2355 or 1-800-44DAWES.

* Home School Investigations: Furry Friends -- Mammals, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 4. Hands-on science study is correlated with the Ohio Academic Content Standards for Life Sciences. Fee is $5 per student. For ages 6 to 10. Visitors Center.

* Landscape Design Certificate. Part 1, Design and Site Planning, 9 to 11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 8; Part 2, Planting Design, 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Feb. 22; Part 3, Hardscape Design, 9 to 11 a.m., Saturday, March 8; and Part 4, Design II, 9 to 11 a.m., Saturday, March 22. Four-part series covers planning to implementing designs around your home. Dawes' Curator of Grounds Brent Pickering will lead this program. Fee is $65 members/$80 nonmembers. Visitors Center.

* 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.