Things to do…
Dawes Arboretum - Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70.
Fall Plant Sale - Saturday, October 4, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Our Horticulturists say there is still time to put plants out for next spring's bloom! We will have recommended perennials and some woody plants (Dawes Favorites). If you missed spring Plant Sale, here's another chance to buy some great plants. It's at the Visitors Center area.
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
Centennial Celebration - Buckeye Lake, Hebron and Newark. Celebrate Newark Library's 100th Birthday with free cake and punch, historical displays and library tours from 2 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1 at the Main Library. The Buckeye Lake and Hebron branches will also host birthday cake celebrations from 2:30 to 6 p.m. on October 1.
Pie Sale - Millersport. TWIG 13's next semi-annual pie sale is for 9 - 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 4 at Watson's Valero. All pies are homemade and cost $8 each. All proceeds benefit Fairfield Medical Center.
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.
Cornhole Tournament - Hebron. A double elimination cornhole tournament begins at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27 with registration from 11:30 to 12:30. It is part of the Hebron Music & Arts Festival. Cost is $25 per team with $100 awarded for first place, $75 for second and $25 for third. Proceeds benefit the Stablemates 4-H Club. For more information call Theresa Ours at (740) 975-2773 or Tommy Thompson at (740) 659-2046.
Lakewood Homecoming Parade and Pep Rally - Hebron. The Hebron Business Association and Lakewood High School are holding the homecoming parade and pep rally on Wednesday, Oct. 1. The parade begins at Hebron Elementary School and winds its way to Canal Park. Line up starts at 4:30 p.m. at the school with the parade stepping off at 5:30 p.m. The parade and rally features the Lancer Marching Band, Lakewood Cheerleaders and the football team. Local businesses and community groups are encouraged to take part. Call Beth Walters at (740) 928-6991.
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, take 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.