Things to do…
Dawes Arboretum - Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70.
Catch a Good Time- Saturday, September 13, 10 - 11:30 a.m. Introduce the sport of fishing to your youngsters. We'll supply the poles and bait. You pair adults with kids ages 4 and up, then kick back and see what bites. Cub Scout Wolves who participate will earn arrow points for their fishing elective. $5/$2 members, reservation required, meet at the Visitors Center Deck
Night Hike- Friday, September 19, 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. Experience The Arboretum at night! Kids and adults are welcome to attend the hike through collections, woodlands and trails on one of our most popular programs. Free, 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.
Lake Tours - Buckeye Lake. See historic Buckeye Lake by boat. Take a ride on the Greater Buckeye Lake Historical Society's Queen of the Lake II. The 50-passenger boat cruises every Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. from May to October. Board at the Buckeye Lake State Park's North Shore Ramp just off Ohio 79 in the Village of Buckeye Lake. Tours are not operated during thunderstorms. Suggested donations are $10 for adults and $8 for seniors and children. Children under age 5 are free. For more information call (740) 929-1998 or visit www.buckeyelakehistory.org.
Licking Park District - Licking County. Here are some September events. For more information, call (740) 587-2535 or visit www.lickingparkdistrict. com.
• Sept. 13: History Kids Club III: Life on the Farm- Bring the family and venture with us to Slate Run Historical Farm during a road show edition of HKC. We will experience a special guided tour and program related to life on the farm in the 1800's. $15 fee includes transportation, guided tour and special program. Tour is limited to 14 people. Registration deadline is August 29. Call 587-2535 to register.
• Sept. 14: Masters of the Sky- Join Ohio Nature Education for an introduction to birds of prey. Participants will get to meet several live birds of prey and learn what makes each unique. Participants will then hit the trail to see if hawk migration has begun. Binoculars provided. Lobdell Reserve, main parking area. 2:00 p.m.
Heartbeats Golf Scramble - Thornville. South Shore Ministries is sponsoring a golf scramble Sept. 13 at Countryview Golf Course to benefit Heartbeats of Licking County, which helps families cope with unexpected pregnancies. An entrance fee of $40 includes green fees, cart, a cookout, and awards. Open to the public, contact Rick or Donna McCance, (740) 246-4427.
Fall Story Times - Buckeye Lake. Fall Story Times at the Buckeye Lake Library start Monday, September 15 and are scheduled every Monday at 11:00 am through November 10th. Call (740) 928- 0472 for more information.
Family Fun Night - Buckeye Lake. Bring the whole family for an evening of terrific trees at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 17 at the Buckeye Lake Library. We learn lots of fun facts and how to identify trees. We will even make a leafy craft. Call (740) 928-0472 for more information.
Books with Bite - Buckeye Lake. Teens in grades 6 through 12 are invited to discuss the Twilight series of books by Stephanie Meyer from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 29 at the Buckeye Lake Library. Call (740) 928-0472 for more information.
Preschoolers Story Time - Hebron. Stories, games, songs and crafts are being planned for children ages 3-5 every Tuesday at 11 a.m. beginning September 16 and through November 11 at the Hebron Library. Call (740) 928-3923 for more information.
Disney Hour Story Time - Hebron. Have a favorite Disney character or movie? Tell us about it as Disney takes the spotlight for this hour of stories and a craft at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 23 at Hebron Library. We'll explore the Disney alphabet. Call (740) 928-3923 for more information.
Bookmark - Hebron. Our book discussion group for adults meets at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 25 in council chambers in the Hebron Municipal Complex. Join the group for a look at The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell. It's the story of a Jesuit priest who leads a 21st century expedition to a newly discovered extraterrestrial culture. While the genre is science fiction, readers may find inspiration as well as intrigue. Bookmark meets the last Thursday of each month at 2 p.m. Call (740) 928-3923 for more information.
Centennial Celebration - Newark. Celebrate the Newark Public Library's 100th Birthday from 2 - 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 17. Come to the library for birthday cake, historical displays and tours.
Baked Steak Dinner - Kirkersville. Kirkersville United Methodist Church has a baked steak dinner Wed., Sept. 17, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., includes baked steak, mashed potatoes, green beans, assorted salads, roll, dessert, and drink. Adults are $8, children 10 and under $3, tickets sold in advance through Sept. 14 at the Kirkersville Carry Out.
Rock Mill Rally - Rock Mill Park. Help save Rock Mill September 13 - 14, noon to 5 p.m. Tour the Mill and enjoy games, door prizes, food. For more information, visit http://www.historicalparks. org/home.html.
Fall Home School Days - Roscoe Village, Coshocton. Head east to Roscoe Village for Fall Home School Days on September 15 & 16, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. It's a full day of having fun while learning! Enjoy hands-on crafts with candle dipping, tin punching and wooden top painting. Hear the blacksmith's anvil ring, print a bookmark at the print shop, grind coffee beans at the doctor's house, write on a slate at the one-room school or visit with Dr. Johnson at our newest exhibit about Canal Era medicine. Experience a leisurely ride on a horse drawn boat at near-by Lake Park and discover a wonderful treasure at the Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum featuring Oriental, American Indian, Historic Ohio and Decorative Art galleries.The cost of the Living History Exhibits is $4.50 for school age children through adults and under age five being free; hands on activities are $2.00 per craft. The canal boat ride is $7 for adults and $4 for students running at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. and the Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum tours are $3 for adults and $2 for students with tour times of 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. For additional information, please call 800-877-1830 or visit www. roscoevillage.com. Historic Roscoe Village is a 19th century living history community depicting life in Ohio's Canal Era. Roscoe Village is located on State Routes 16 and 83 near the junction of US Route 36 in east-central Ohio.
Backwoods Fest - Thornville. Three days, Sept. 19-21, of arts and crafts, food and music with more than 250 crafters. Plus pre-1840 encampment, bluegrass and folk music and kettle-cooked foods. Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m to 5 p.m. Admission is $7 with children 10 and under free. Free parking. For more information, visit www. thornvilleackwoodsfest.com
Hebron Music & Arts Festival - Hebron. Mark Saturday, Sept. 27 on your calendar for the first ever Hebron Music & Arts Festival. Activities kickoff with a 5K run beginning at Evans Park. Registration starts at 8 a.m. for the 9 a.m. race. The Battle of the Bands is from noon to 5 p.m. on the Main Stage on High Street. Enjoy country, bluegrass and gospel music from noon to 5 p.m. at Canal Park. Headliner McGuffey Lane takes the Main Stage at 6 p.m. The Hot Rod Stage at Main and 6th Streets features a car show from noon to 5 p.m. with Sticks and Stones performing from noon to 2 p.m. and the Paul Clark Band from 3 to 5 p.m.. Visit www. herbonmusicandarsfestival.com for more information.
C&W Music Association - Newark. The Newark Chapter of the Ohio Country and Western Music Association meets Sunday, Sept. 14, 1 p.m. at the Grotto Hall on Waterworks Road, square and circle dance with Wayne King and the Hoedowners 2 p.m., food and beverages, door prizes, raffles, cake walks, and a country store are available, public is welcome, $1 door donation for members, $2 for non-members, contact (740) 967- 3448 or (740) 323-2715.
Harvest Moon Festival - Legend Valley, Thornville. Join the One Under band and other acts at the two night Harvest Moon Festival, Friday, September 19 and Saturday, September 20 at Legend Valley, 7400 Kindle Rd. Visit www.legendvalley. net for more information!
Frank & Sammy - Columbus. Columbus Jazz Orchestra presents Frank & Sammy, September 19-20, at the Southern Theatre, 21 E. Main St. Call (614) 294-5200 or visit www.jazzartsgroup.org for ticket prices and availability, Frank & Sammy starring Ted Levy and John Fredo in a tribute to Sammy Davis Jr. and Frank Sinatra.