NOV. 12-JAN. 17 -- QUILT NATIONAL '09 at Ohio Arts Council's Riffe Gallery, 727 E. Main St., Columbus. Exhibition produced by Dairy Barn Southeastern Ohio Cultural Arts Center of Athens, OH. Free admission. Visit for more information.

JAN. 2-31 -- POLAR BEAR DAYS at ClevelandMetroparks Zoo, 3900 Wildlife Way, Cleveland. When high temperature for the day is 32 degrees or below, visitors to the zoo receive half-price admission. Open daily 10 am-5 pm. (216-661-6500,

JAN. 7-30 -- WATERCOLOR PAINTINGS from the Permanent Collection, at Zanesville Art Center, 620 Military Rd., Zanesville. Exhibit of premier collectoin of watercolor paintings. Tues.-Wed. & Fri. 10-5; Thurs. 10-8:30; Sat. 9-5. (740-452-0741,

JAN. 9-MAY 31 -- 10th ANNUAL ANTIQUE MOTORCYCLE EXHIBIT "ON THE ROAD AGAIN," at National Packard museum, 1899 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren. Antique motorcycle show featuring Harley Davidsons, Chiefs, BMWs & NSUs from 1908-80. Tues.-Sat. noon-5 pm. (330-394-1899,

JAN. 15-24 -- CLEVELAND BOAT & WATERFRONT LIFESTYLE EXPO, I-X Center, 6200 Riverside Dr., Cleveland. Huge display of powerboats, sailboats, personal watercraft. Mon. & Wed. noon-9 pm; Tues, Thurs. & Fri., 3-9 pm; Sat. 11-9; Sun. 11-6. (440-899-5009,

JAN. 16 - HOCKING HILLS WINTER HIKE, Hocking Hills State Park, SR 664 S., Logan. Historic 6-mile winter hike from Old Man's Cave to Ash Cave. 9 am-4 pm. (740-385-6841,

JAN. 23-31 -- 67th ANNUAL CLEVELAND HOME & GARDEN SHOW, Lakeshore Expo Center, I-90 & Babbitt Rd., Euclid. This year's theme "Wonderful Germany." One of this region's largest home/garden show. (216-529-1300,

JAN. 23 - SNOW TRAILS BIG AIR COMPETITION, Snow Trails Winter Resort, 3100 Possum Run Rd., Mansfield. Contestants thrill spectators with air launches, tricks & spins over a 40-50 foot gap. (800-644-6754, 419-774-9818,

FEB. 2 -- BUCKEYE CHUCK - Groundhog Day at Clear Channel Marion, 1330 N. Main St., Marion. Ohio's weather predicting ground hog, Buckeye Chuck will check his shadow. Don't be late! Be there before sunrise. 6:30-8 a.m. (740-383-1131)

FEB. 5-14 -- GREAT BIG HOME & GARDEN EXPO, I-X Center, One I-X Center Dr., Cleveland. Acres of exhibits, tips, trends, special guest appearances. (

FEB. 13 -- CHOCOLATE EXTRAVAGANZA, Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 1500 Pleasant Valley Dr., Coshocton. Visitors come from throughout the region for this popular chocolate event featuring an array of delicious homemade chocolate items. (740-622-0326,