Things to do…
Dawes Arboretum - Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70.
Wetland Chronicles: Nature's Palette- Saturday, October 6, 1 - 3 p.m., Colors in the wetland are still exploding before the first killing frost. This is the last hurrah of the year for the wetlands before the end of the growing season. A lively hike through the area will expose some of the subtle changes that precede winter's chilly grasp. A special children's activity tent will be staffed so that all ages may enjoy the beauty of the wetlands at their chosen pace. $5/$2 children/members free, reservation required, meet at the Dutch Fork Wetlands, located on White Chapel Rd.
Adding Fall Color to the Garden Saturday, October 13, 10 a.m.
noon, Color in fall doesn't only come from trees and neither does it come only from colorful leaves. Learn what makes for a beautiful fall color season. See what can add color in the gardens at this glorious time of the year while having an opportunity to leisurely stroll in The Arboretum. $8/$5 members, reservation required, meet at the Visitors Center.
Night Hike- Friday, October 19, 7 - 9 p.m. Who's afraid of the dark? Not nocturnal creatures in Ohio! No need to fear, this night hike will be full of the same traditional fun that you have come to expect at The Arboretum's monthly night hike. Free, meet at the Visitors Center Deck.
Plant Oktoberfest- Saturday, October 20, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. This all-day conference focuses on selection, landscaping for the homeowner. Mitch Lynd discusses growing apples in your back yard that are better than any store-bought apple. Jennifer Bartley will present a program on designing the new kitchen garden. After lunch, Richard Larson will talk about native plants in the landscape. Before the day ends with a round table discussion, Dr. Steven Still will present a program on new and underused perennials in the landscape. Registration fills fast for this program. Please call 740.323.2355 to register. Please note that the fee includes lunch. $60, includes lunch, meet at the Visitors Center Deck.
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.
Will Graham Celebration
Kenyon College Athletic Center, Gambier. The Greater Knox County Will Graham Celebration begins Friday, October 5, at 7 p.m. in the Kenyon Athletic Center. Featured artist is George Huff and Dennis Agajanian and Monte Gaylord are also featured. Testimony is from Craig Krenzel. Saturday's Kidzfest starts with a pre-fest at 9 a.m. with clowns, face painting and a balloon artist. The fest begins at 10 a.m. with featured artist, Go Fish. A Will Graham Celebration Celebration returns that evening at 7 p.m., featuring TAIT and Dennis Agajanian and Monte Gaylord. Testimony Saturday evening is from Nicole Bromley. Sunday's Will Graham Celebration begins at 4 p.m. with Martha Munizzi, the featured artist. Testimony is from David Gore. Graham, the grandson of world-renowned evangelist Billy Graham, has hosted multiple evangelistic outreaches in the United States, Canada and India. He currently serves as assistant director of the Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove in Asheville, N.C. All Celebration programs will be open to the public and free of charge.
Apple Butter Stirrin' - Roscoe Village, Coshocton. 38th Annual Apple Butter Stirrin' is October 19-21. With over 100 crafters, this invitational craft festival celebrates the sights, sounds and scents of autumn. Smell the fresh apple butter simmering over an open fireas you stroll through the street to the tunes of bluegrass and old-time music. Watch cooking demonstrations, participate in a craft auction or a hog-calling contest, sign up for a quilt raffle.Events throughout the weekend will include living history tours, canal boat rides, musical entertainment and children's activities.
Customer Appreciation Day - Devine Farms, Hebron. Free hotdogs with your pumpkin fun from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6. U.S. 40 between Ohio 37 and Ohio 79. More information at www.devinefarms.com.
Free Genealogy Classes - Newark. The Licking County Genealogical Society is offering a free genealogy class from 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 10 at Zerger Hall, 745 E. Main Street, Newark. It will be repeated from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 11 at LCGS library, located on the second floor of Newark Public Library, 101 W. Main Street. Ronna Eagle, Education Chairman will be presenting sessions on Basic Beginning Genealogy and Getting Organized. These classes are free and open to the public; pre-registration is suggested but not required. For more information, call Ronna Eagle at 740-344-1724 or email: ronna8@ alltel.net . Climbing your family tree can be fun.
Homemade Pies - Millersport. TWIG 13 sells delicious homemade pies starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6 at Watson's Valero. Pies cost $8 each and proceeds benefit FairfieldMedical Center patients.
Corn Hole Tournament - Millersport. The Laker Golf Team is sponsoring its first annual corn hole tournament on Saturday, Oct. 13 at the Millersport High School football field. Registration begins at 11 a.m. with the tournament beginning at 1 p.m. or immediately after the JV football game. The grand prize is a custom-made Laker corn hole set. Registration is $20 per adult term, $16 per high school student team and $10 per elementary school team. All proceeds benefit the Laker golf team. More information is available from Chip at (740) 467-3940.
Longaberger Homestead - Frazeysburg. Call Guest Relations at 740-322-5588 or visit www.longaberger.com for more information.
• Collectible Signing Opportunity - October 6. Join us at Longaberger Homestead for a signing session by two popular collectible lines: The Boyds Collection Ltd. and Fenton Art Glass. One day only, Michele Smith, plush designer for Boyds and Lynn Fenton, family member from Fenton Art Glass will be present to sign pieces from their respective lines from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Short North Gallery Hop - Columbus. With over 20 years of tradition, the Short North is renowned for its monthly "Gallery Hop." The first Saturday of every month thousands of visitors converge on the strip to celebrate art, see the launch of new exhibits and partake in an evening of sights, sounds, good food, shopping and fun. Though many shops are open earlier, the Gallery Hop officially starts at 4 p.m. and run sto 10 p.m. with restaurants and bars staying open considerably later. Additional information available at ShortNorth.org.
Licking Township Fire Company's Haunted House - Franklin Township, 11125 Flintridge Road. Get scared by professionals - firefightersthat is. Open from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights for three weekends beginning Oct. 12. Admission Friday nights is a nonperishable food donation that will be donated to the St. Johns Lutheran and Jacksontown United Methodist Church food pantries. Admission Saturday nights is $5 per person.
Fire Prevention Parade - Buckeye Lake. Lots of fireengines and emergency medical equipment mixed in with politicians will set out from the Blue Heron Boardwalk on Ohio 79 at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 7. Procession heads up Ohio 79 to the Buckeye Lake Village firestation for free refreshments and firefightergames.
Red Barn of Horror - Buckeye Lake. Public is welcome at the 'haunted' barn on the KOA Kampground on Ohio 79 in Buckeye Lake. Open Friday and Saturday nights from 7 - 10 p.m. beginning Oct. 5. Admission is $10. Children under 12 are $6. For more information call (740) 928-0706.
Stablemates 4-H Club Fundraiser - Infirmary Mound Park, Granville. Come out Sunday, Oct. 7 at 10 a.m. for a Scavenger Hunt Trail Ride or Hike. Corn hole tournament and fun show starts at noon. Prizes, food and pony rides. Proceeds benefit St. Jude's Research Hospital.
October at the Licking Park District - Licking County. There's plenty to do this month at the Licking Park District. For more information: www.lickingparkdistrict. com or (740) 323-0520.
• Oct. 7- Fall Foliage Wagon Tour: A unique opportunity to view the early fall leaves of Infirmary Mound Park. Let us do the work as you kick back and relax on a hay wagon ride along the park's meadow trails. Don't forget your camera as we are sure there will be photographic moments. Afterwards join us around the firefor a hot dog and hot bowl of soup. We will offer wagon rides at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Participation is limited and pre-registration is required by calling 323-0520.
• Oct. 13 - 14- Harvest Moon Rendezvous: Take a step back in time as the Deathwind Longrifles host mountain men from Ohio and beyond during the annual fall event. Watch as they throw axes, try their hand at a trail shoot or cook over an open fire. Learn how pre-1840's hunters and trappers survived on the frontier and what skills they needed to make it as a successful rendezvouser. Free admission. Infirmary Mound Park.
Jazz Guitar Fest - Granville. Denison's 11th Annual Jazz Guitar Festival returns Oct. 6-7. Renowned musiciansincluding Jack Wilkins, Peter Bernstein, Jeff Sherman, Tim Cummiskey, Chris Buzzelli, Stan Smith and Tom Carrollwill be on campus during the weekend, which will include two concerts and an afternoon of clinics. The free clinics will be from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6 in Burke Rehearsal Room (240 West Broadway). The free concerts are at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6 featuring the Jack Wilkins Trio and Tim Cummiskey and at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 7 featuring the Peter Bernstein Trio with Jack Wilkins and Jeff Sherman, Tim Cumminskey, Chris Buzzelli and Tom Carroll. Both concerts are in the Burke Recital Hall. The festival was founded and is hosted by Tom Carroll, Denison's instructor of guitar and coordinator of jazz studies. See the Department of Music Web site at www.denison. edu/academics/departments/music/ for more information.
Jazz guitarist Jack Wilkins - Granville. The Beck Lecture Series presents a concert by premier jazz guitarist Jack Wilkins at 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 3, The Roost, Slayter Hall (200 North Road). Wilkins teaches at New York University's New School and at the Manhattan School of Music. The recipient of an National Endowment for the Arts grant, he has played and recorded with Mel Torme, Ray Charles, Sarah Vaughan, Tony Bennett, Manhattan Transfer, the Brecker Brothers and many more. His latest CDs include Reunion and The Benedetto Players in Concert.Free and open to the public. To confirm,call 740-587-6616.
Blue Man Group - Columbus. The incomparable Blue Man Group returns to Nationwide Arena with its How to be a Megastar Tour 2.1 on Thursday, November 15 at 7:30 p.m. With How to be a Megastar Tour 2.1, Blue Man Group embraces the rules, rituals and raw excitement of the arena rock concert and adds a display of magic and illusion. After downloading a tongue-in-cheek 'how-to' manual on becoming a rock star, the trio is joined by an eight-piece band and subsequently takes the audience through every head-bobbing, fist-pumping moment of a real concert. The result is a uniquely clever interactive show that delivers hypnotic entertainment for all ages. For more information, visit www.blueman.com.
Tickets are $51.50 and $77 and may be purchased at the Nationwide Arena Ticket Office,at all Ticketmaster Ticket Centers, online at ticketmaster.com or by phone at (614) 431-3600.
Baltimore Community Museum - 209 E. Market St., Baltimore. The museum is located at 209 E. Market Street along State Route 256. The museum features the early history of Baltimore and Liberty Township with a general store, home telephone operating system, dentist office,farm utensils, antique bicycles, antique cars, an airplane, local obituaries and microfilmed newspapers. Free admission. Handicapped accessible. To schedule a tour, call 740-862-8484.
Buckeye Lake Museum - Buckeye Lake. The Buckeye Lake Museum is open to the public from 1 to 4 p.m. except on 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. $2 donation. Public lake tours are available on the new Queen of the Lake II on Saturdays and Sundays through October, weather permitting. The Queen II embarks from the North Shore boat ramps just off Ohio 79 in Buckeye Lake. The cost is $10 for adults and $8 for seniors and children. Kids under age 5 ride free. Call (740) 929-1998 for more information.
Japanese Prints - Granville. The Denison Museum opens the 2007-08 academic year with an exhibition of prints by a Japanese woodblock artist. The exhibition, Chikanobu: Modernity and Nostalgia in Japanese Prints, open to the public until Sunday, Oct. 28, is composed of nearly 60 prints produced by the Meiji period (1868- 1912) artist Yoshu Chikanobu. The Denison Museum is free and open to the public daily from 1 to 4 p.m. This exhibition explores the 30-year career of the popular woodblock designer. way of life.
The Denison Museum has a number of scheduled events to accompany the exhibition including a Japanese music concert at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 16 and a screening of anime classics at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25. All events are held in the Denison Museum at Burke Hall.
Robbins Hunter Museum - Granville. The current exhibit of dollhouses at the Robbins Hunter Museum is being extend through Oct. 20 because of its popularity. The exhibit, "Rooms with a View: The World of Miniatures," opened May 2007 featuring dollhouses from private collectors around Central Ohio.
• A series of monthly themed teas are scheduled for the remainder of the year:
*Thursday, Oct. 11- "A Goblin's Tea"
*Saturday, Nov. 3- "A Harvest Tea"
*Saturday, Nov. 15- "A Gingerbread Tea"
All the teas are noon to 2 p.m. and have special entertainment in the form of short, educational programs relating to the particular tea. The tea feature three courses of traditional Victorian tea treats. Cost is $14 per person, $12 for members, for reservations call (740) 587-0430.
The Robbins Hunter Museum is open to the public Wednesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $5, it's located at 221 East Broadway, Granville, contact (740) 587-0430.