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 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 1-800-44DAWES.

* Very Veggie Valentine's Vittles, 1 to 3 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 15. Chef Mark Zedella, "the Duke of Fork," will demonstrate healthy, delicious plant-based foods for Valentine celebrations. Class includes a live demonstration, samples, recipes, menu-planning tips and entertainment. Cost is $35/ $25 members. Visitors Center.

* Home School Investigations: Feathery Friends -- Birds, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 18. Observe and identify common backyard feeder birds. Each 90-minute session includes a hands-on science study correlated with Ohio Academic Content Standards for Life Sciences. For ages 6-10. Cost $5 members. Visitors Center.