The Ohio Historical Society will premiere a new museum mystery dinner theater program on Nov. 7.

The Ohio Historical Society will premiere a new museum mystery dinner theater program on Nov. 7.

Loosely based upon the popular mysteries of the 1930s and '40s, "Mayhem and Mystery in the Museum" combines eccentric characters, a dinner buffet, audience participation and a little history.

The scenario centers on the fictitious necklace of the Mummy Princess. Each guest will receive an identity of their own to assume for the evening and become a part of the story as they attempt to separate truth from fiction and solve the mystery. The entire museum becomes the stage as guests search for clues and question the characters and each other.

The evening begins with a social hour at 6 p.m., followed by a buffet dinner and concludes with the unveiling of the necklace and the ensuing mystery. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 1-800-686-6124.

Admission is $60 for adults. Parking is $4.

The Franklin County "Me and My Pal" drawing contest is open to all Franklin County students in kindergarten through sixth grade.

Students are asked to draw a picture of themselves and a dog to help promote responsible pet care and ownership.

The contest aims to encourage families to license their dogs. Dogs can be licensed for 2010 from Dec. 1 through Feb. 1.

Applications for the contest are available at all participating Franklin County schools. They may also be accessed online at www.franklincountyauditor.com, or picked up at the Capital Area Human Society or the Franklin County Animal Shelter.

A panel of art teachers will select a winner from each grade level from two categories, dog owners and non-owners. The overall winning drawing will be displayed throughout the county where dog licenses are sold.

For more rules and information, call the dog license section at (614) 462-3260.