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Dawes Arboretum - Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70.
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.
Thornville Lions Country Fair - Thornville. More than 150 crafters will filldowntown Thornville from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 21. The rain date is Oct. 28. Free admission and plenty of food.
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.
Free popcorn Saturday - Devine Farms, Hebron. Free popcorn with your Halloween fun from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13. U.S. 40 between Ohio 37 and Ohio 79. More information at www.devinefarms.com.
Drive-Thru Haunted Park - Infirmary Mound Park, Granville. It's bigger, better and longer this year. Bring the whole family out to Infirmary Mound Park on Ohio 37 for the Licking Park District's spooktacular Drive-Thru Haunted Park October 24-27. No more standing in line, cold and hungry. You can purchase warm food and drinks as you wait in the comfort of your own vehicle for your turn to be scared. Ghosts, ghouls and goblins will emerge under the cover of darkness to celebrate Halloween. Who knows what creatures lurk behind the trees, bushes and shelter houses of Infirmary Mound Park? Find out for yourself, if you dare! This is a family oriented event. Hours are 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, and 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Admission is $20 per car. Some scenes may not be suitable for very young children. For more information, please contact the Licking Park District at (740) 587-2535.
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.
41st Annual All American Quarter Horse Congress - Ohio Expo Center, Columbus. This event attracts more than 8,500 horses and more than 600,000 attendees during its Oct. 6-28 run. Spectators will have the opportunity to watch some of the finest horses in the Quarter Horse industry perform in a variety of events from Cutting, Jumping, to Pleasure Driving, to Hunter Under Saddle and Western Pleasure, to Barrel Racing, Pole Bending and Roping. The popular Congress Freestyle Reining is Saturday, October 13. Exhibitors perform a routine to music, while performing specific elements of a Reining pattern, including spins, sliding stops and circles. Entrants often perform in costume and provide props and additional "actors" during their performances. More than seven acres of commercial exhibit space offer attendees the opportunity to shop for any imaginable item related to horses. The trade show operates daily from 9:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Admission is based on a per-vehicle fee, regardless of the number of occupants in the vehicle or size of vehicle. A one-time admission is $20 and a whole-show pass is $70. For more information, visit the Ohio Quarter Horse Web site at www.oqha.com.
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.
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. 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.
Longaberger Homestead - Frazeysburg. Call Guest Relations at 740-322-5588 or visit the Longaberger web site for more information. www.longaberger.com.
• Halloween Boo Bash - October 19-20 and 26-27, Spooky, delightful and creepy decorations along with numerous family ac tivities.
• Holiday Open House - November 2-3, Welcome to our home! Guests will enjoy sweet treats, door prizes and basket demonstrations from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. More information to come soon!
"African Americans and Healing: Facing Fears, Feeding Dreams" - Denison University, Granville. Lecture by Stephane Mitchem at 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 17 in Burton Morgan Lecture Hall (150 Ridge Road). Free and open to the public. Call 740-587- 6594 to confirminformation.
"The Federalist Papers: Insight into the Minds of the Framers" - Denison University, Granville. Lecture by Denison Professor Emmett Buell at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 16, in the Welsh Hills Room, Burton D. Morgan Center ( 150 Ridge Road). Free and open to the public. To confirm,call (740) 587-4728.
Sunday Hours at The Works - Newark. The Works in downtown Newark, which is normally open Tuesday through Saturday, will be open on Sundays too beginning September 30th. Sunday hours will be noon to 5:00 p.m. and will continue through April 27, 2008. The Works is a non-profit cultural center located at 55 South First Street in Newark. The complex is open all year, Tuesday through Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and (beginning September 30th) on Sundays, from noon to 5:00 p.m. Admission to The Works complex is $2 for children, $6 for adults, $4 for seniors and free for Works' members. For information about exhibits, activities, events, classes and more, call The Works at (740) 349-9277 or visit www.attheworks. org online.
The Jacques Thibaud String Trio - Denison University, Granville. The Trio, sponsored by the Vail Visiting Artist program, gives a public concert at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 16 in Burke Recital Hall. Named after an early 20th century violinist who was known for his warmth of expressive tone and finedynamics, the trio won the 1999 Bonn Chamber Music Competition just fiveyears after its founding at the Berlin School of Art. Members of the trio are: Burkhard Maie, violinist; Philip Douvier, violist; and Bogdan Jinu, cellist. Free and open to the public.
The Mediaeval Baebes - Denison University, Granville. Seven young women vocalists who have established their reputation by reviving the ancient texts and songs of another age are bringing their luxurious textures and evocative sounds to The Lilly Artist Series at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13, in Swasey Chapel. The concert is free and open to the public.
Jazz guitarist and composer Joel Harrison - The Ohio State University at Newark. Harrison opens Great Performers Series at 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14 in the Reese Center Auditorium. He is touring with Pete McCann on acoustic and electric guitar, Stephan Crump on acoustic bass and Jordon Perlson on drums and percussion. A guitarist, composer and vocalist, Harrison occupies a musical space between many worlds: jazz, African and Indian, contemporary classical, blues and Appalachian songs all have a place in his unique approach. Harrison has collaborated with such artists as Dave Liebman, Norah Jones, David Binney, Jamey Haddad, Dan Weiss, Dewey Redman, Uri Caine, Todd Reynolds, Wendy Sutter, Christian Howes and Caleb Burhans, among others. The show is free and open to the public.
DWELL at Denison - Granville. Internationally renowned contemporary dance artists Chris Aiken and Angie Hauser, who specialize in creating live, improvised dances, starting collecting objects for their performance at Denison during a visit in September. They will perform "Dwell" at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday (Oct. 12 and 13) in the Doane Hall Dance Performance Space. The performance is free and open to the public. Call (740) 587- 6712 to confirminformation.
The Midland Theatre - Newark. Tickets for Midland Theatre performances are available at box officeat 36 N. Park Place, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and one hour prior to the show; by calling (740) 345-LIVE (5483); or online at www.midlandtheatre. org.
• The Four Bitchin' Babes presents Hormonal Imbalance…A Mood Swinging Musical Revue! Friday, October 26, 8:00 p.m. Tickets: $50.00, $40.00, $25.00 and $10.00, The Four Bitchin' Babes is a group of female singer-songwriters with a rotating membership, and according to Billboard, "the Babes stir the heart as well as the funny bone." Hormonal Imbalance is an estrogen-fueled, hilarious new show that celebrates the best of babes, boys and botox.
Ohio C&W Association - Newark. The Newark Chapter of the Ohio Country and Western Music Association meets Sunday, Oct. 14, 1 p.m. in the Grotto Hall on Waterworks Road. There's a mock Grand Ol' Opry show at 2 p.m., members bring a can of vegetables for the soup pot, there will be door prizes, cake-walks, raffles,a country store, and a Chinese auction, door donation is $1, food and beverages available, contact (740) 345-4346 or (740) 323-2715.
Buckeye Lake Museum - Buckeye Lake. The museum is open to the public from 1 to 4 p.m., closed 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. 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 Village. 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 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. The Denison Museum has a number of scheduled events to accompany the exhibition. These include: a Japanese music concert at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 16th; and a screening of anime classics at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25th. 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.
The 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.