Things to do…
Dawes Arboretum - Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70.
Wetland Chronicles: Signs of Change, Saturday, September 1, 10 a.m. - noon, September marks the season of change. There are changes in the air temperature, amount of light intensity, rainfall, the color of the leaves and animal movement. The Naturalist will explain the reasons for some of these changes and lead curious hikers on an exploration of these changes in the wetlands. $5/members free, reservation required, meet at the Dutch Fork Wetlands, located on White Chapel Rd.
Beginning Bonsai - Two sessions, Wednesday, September 12 & 19, 7 - 10 p.m., This two-session bonsai course will introduce you to the art of bonsai. The first session will lead you through the history of bonsai, types of plants to use, containers, bonsai soil, tools needed and pruning needs. During this first session, students will also plant a tree in a container to take home and nurture until the next session. During the second session, students learn how to prune and style their tree using special wire. Materials for this course include one tree, bonsai container, growing media, wire and an Art of Bonsai booklet. Tools will be available for students to use during the class. $45/$30 members, reservation required, meet at the Zand Education Center
The grounds are open from dawn to dusk. The Visitors Center is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and from 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays and holidays. Call 740-323-2355 or 800-44- DAWES for information or visit www.dawesarb.org.
Longaberger Heritage Days- Frazeysburg. The Legacy Continues September 7 and 8, 2007, Join us for Longaberger Homestead's most anticipated event of the year! The two days are full of live musical entertainment, games and out of state friends bringing their attractions to you. Tickets are $10 per person, 12 and under admitted free with an adult. Tickets are available online and at select Longaberger facilities. Heritage Days tickets will be required for access to Longaberger Homestead during the event. Separate tickets are required for Friday and Saturday. Longaberger is pleased to welcome Andy Griggs on Friday and Jamie O'Neal on Saturday to the 5th Annual Heritage Days. Special guest Gary Nichols will open both days for our featured acts. Activities include Boyds Bears Super Duper Bear Factory - Teddy bear lovers will be treated to the rare opportunity of making their own Boyds Bear. Guests will be able to pick out their favorite Boyds Bear or Friend, fill'em up with Boyds (almost) world-famous bean filling, close'em up, give'em a name, pick out some spiffy clothing and accessories and take home a friend forever! A trip through Boyds Super Duper Bear Factory is fun for the whole family!
• John Deere Exhibit - Straight from their headquarters in Moline, Ill, John Deere will bring a gift shop featuring apparel, accessories and of course life-size tractors!
• Collectors Market - Don't miss your chance to buy, sell or trade past Longaberger products.
• Crafters Market - Dozens of vendors with unique handmade items.
• Make A Basket - Weave your very own Longaberger Basket!
Call Guest Relations at 740- 322-5588 or visit the Longaberger web site for more information. www.longaberger.com.
Art at the Bog - Buckeye Lake. Join visiting silversmith Bridgette Huet from Oaxaca, Mexico and area artists Carol Callif, printmaker; Linda Fowler, art quilts; and Joy Pratt, painter for the Art at the Bog exhibition and sale from 1-5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 1 at 156 Slocum. Take Union Street off Ohio 79 in Buckeye Lake to Cranberry Lane to 156 Slocum.
Baltimore Farmers' Market - Old Basil Firehouse. Buy fresh produce, baked goods, jams and jellies and crafts every Friday from 5 - 7 p.m. The old Basil Fire House is at the corner of West Market Street (Ohio 256) and North High Street. Free entertainment the last Friday of each month. Sponsored by the Baltimore Downtown Restoration Committee. For more information contact Market Master Mike Grover at 740-304-2004 or MCAgrover@yahoo.com.
Hebron Farmers' Market - Canal Park. Buy directly from area farmers and artisans on Wednesdays from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Sponsored by the Hebron Business Association.
Buckeye Lake Story Time - Buckeye Lake. The Buckeye Lake Library is hosting Preschool Story Time on Mondays at 11 a.m. from September 10 to October 29. This story time is aimed at children ages 3 to 5 and includes stories, songs, finger plays, puppets and crafts. Each session lasts approximately 45 minutes. Story time is free of charge and open to the public. Visit the Buckeye Lake Library at 41 West First Street in Buckeye Lake or call 740.928.0472 for more information.
Hebron Story Time - Hebron. The Hebron Library is hosting Preschool Story Time on Tuesdays at 11 a.m. from September 11 to October 30. This story time is aimed at children ages 3 to 5 and includes stories, songs, finger plays, puppets and crafts. Each session lasts approximately 45 minutes. Visit the Hebron Library at 934 West Main Street in Hebron or call 740.928.3923 for more information.
Backwoods Fest - Thornville. The popular arts, crafts, food and music show, featuring over 250 crafters, has added an extra day, running Sept. 14-16, rain or shine. Hours on Friday and Saturday are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $6 with 10 and under free. Parking is free. Take High Point Road east off Ohio 13. For more information visit www.thornvillebackwoodsfest. com.
"Lite The Nite Car Show" - Newark. Voted the #1 Downtown Car Show for the past six years by Cruisin' Times Magazine - Ohio's premier car show returns for 22nd year to Newark's downtown Courthouse Square on Saturday, September 8th. Nearly 1,000 vehicles including antiques, vintage, street rods, classics, motorcycles, and speciality cars are expected. Registration is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at $8 per entry. Awards and trophies will be presented at 8 p.m. from the steps on the east side of the Licking County Courthouse, as well as door prizes awarded throughout the day! Funds support the annual Christmas lighting of the Licking County Courthouse and other community charities. The holiday decorated Courthouse is a Licking County tradition dating back to 1949. A unique feature will be the giant six-foot trophies awarded to the most popular vehicles on display. Sponsors of the large trophies will assist with the judging and selecting the winners. A number of vendors and crafters will have displays on the Courthouse lawn. The local chapter of the Vietnam Veterans of America will display government vehicles. Theatre
Ditty Bops - Columbus, Capitol Theatre, Thursday, Aug. 30, 8 p.m., The charming, talented and eco-friendly Ditty Bops perform old-timey string band music with an environmentalist flavor. With voices as sweet as honey and harmonies to match, they call their shows "pagan-vaudeville." Accompanied by guitar, mandolin, piano, fiddle, stand-up bass, and lots of wild costume changes, their music blends ragtime, western swing, bluegrass and folk. Tickets are $21, Call the CAPA Ticket Officeat 614-469-0939 or Ticketmaster at 614-431-3600 or any Ticketmaster outlet.
Ballet Folklorico de Mexico - Columbus, Palace Theatre, Thursday, Sept. 20, 7:30 p.m. Celebrate the colorful heritage of Mexico and the vision of late founder Amalia Hernandez, as Ballet Folklórico de México returns to Columbus in a whirlwind of costumes, music, and mesmerizing dance. For over half a century, this company has shared the rich cultural legacy of Mexico with dances drawn from regional and historic influences -- it's an evening not to be missed! Tickets are $30.00, $25.00, $22.50, $20.00, Call the CAPA Ticket Officeat 614-469-0939 or Ticketmaster at 614-431-3600 or visit the CAPA Ticket Officeat the Ohio Theatre (39 E. State Street) or any Ticketmaster outlet. Music
Legend Valley - Thornville, The outdoor venue known for bring the Grateful Dead, ZZ Top, Hank Williams. Jr., and Bon Jovi to the Lake Area is open and rockin' once again! It's located just south of the I-70 and SR 13 interchange on SR 13 near Thornville. For detailed directions and ticket information, visit www. legendvalley.net.
• Aug. 31 through Sept. 2- Hookahville 28 featuring Ekoostik Hookah and special guest the Dark Star Orchestra. Camping and music all weekend.
• Sept. 22- David Allen Coe with special guest Bryan Lewis
• Sept. 28 and 29- The Harvest Moon festival featuring One Under.
Hot Licks Blues Fest - Granville. The Blues Fest returns for its eighth year in downtown Granville from noon until 10 p.m. on Saturday, September 15. Guitar god Hubert Sumlin is the featured act. He is listed in Rolling Stone's The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. He takes the stage at 6:30 p.m. Cincinnati's Robin Lacy and DeZydeco wraps up the evening. The lineup also includes Inner City Blues and Chicago's Kilborn Alley Blues Band. The fest is free, sponsored by Granville Federation for the Appreciation of the Blues. Exhibits
Buckeye Lake Museum - Buckeye Lake. The Buckeye Lake Museum is open to the public from 1 to 4 p.m except Mondays. It contains more than 1,000 artifacts from lake area that include the Ohio-Erie Canal, the interurban train, the glory days of the Buckeye Lake Amusement Park and an authentic log cabin, and the first house in Buckeye Lake. Donation of $2, call (740) 929-1998 for more information.