Things to do…
Dawes Arboretum - Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70.
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.
Identifying Common Native Trees in Central Ohio- Saturday, September 20, 10 a.m. - noon. Do you know how to ID the tough and trusted native trees that can be found in central Ohio? Don't be surprised if you encounter a few species you don't recognize during this highly instructional walk-andlearn class. Basic anatomy of the leaf, twig and bark is covered as well as tips on how to identify these trees on your own. $12/$10 members, reservation required, meet at the Visitors 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.
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. 26: Senior Ramble- We will explore Taft Reserve's north trails as we look for signs that fall is upon us. Taft is known for its abundance of wildlife so we may spot deer, pileated woodpeckers, pheasant and more during the hike. We may even see the first colors of fall. Taft Reserve, north parking area. 10:00 a.m.
• Sept. 27 - 28: Fall Frolic- Carriage owners from across the state will converge on Infirmary Mound Park for a three day weekend of horse and carriage fun. Carriage clinics will be offered by nationally renowned clinician Andy Marcoux with the opportunity for one on one instruction. Participants can put what they learned to the test in the Arena Drive Trial. This is an excellent opportunity to enjoy the beautiful scenery of Infirmary Mound Park and meet other carriage enthusiasts. Spectators are encouraged. Co-hosted by the Western Reserve Carriage Association.
Fall Story Times - Buckeye Lake. Fall Story Times at the Buckeye Lake Library are scheduled every Monday at 11:00 am through November 10th. 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. through November 11 at the Hebron Library. Call (740) 928- 3923 for more information.
Halloween Fun - Hebron. Devine Farms opens for the Halloween season Sept. 20 -21 for fun on the farm. Hours: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. on Saturdays and noon to 6 p.m. on Sundays. Buy pumpkins and visit the gift shop every day. More information at www.devinefarms.com
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.
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.
Audubon Society Canoe Trip - Mohican River. The East Central Ohio Audubon Society's annual canoe and kayak trip is Saturday, Sept. 27. It starts 10 a.m. at put-in at the Mohican Wilderness Camp at Greer. From Mount Vernon, reach Greer by taking US 36 east to Millwood, then north to Danville on US 62. At Danville, leave 62 but keep going straight on Rt. 514 to Greer. Call Fritz Douthitt (740) 450-8840 to reserve a space. There is no fee and it's open to non-members.
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!