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.
Hike the Trail Less Traveled Saturday, October 11, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Are you curious about Arboretum East but have never ventured there? Now is the perfect time to get some exercise and enjoy the fall colors before settling onto the couch to watch football. Take a tour of the East Side trails with an Interpretive Educator. Highlights include an Indian Mound, pond, well-established trees, and of course, the access tunnel, $5/members free, reservation required, meet at the Visitors Center Deck.
New Member Day- Saturday, October 11, 10 a.m. - noon. If you are new to our circle of friends or a long-time supporter, this is a great time to come see all of our exciting changes. Join Luke Messinger, Executive Director, for a presentation over coffee and donuts on the current projects and future plans of The Arboretum. Mike Ecker, Director of Horticulture, will delight you with a wagon tour highlighting the garden and collection areas. The wagon will make a stop at the Daweswood House where David Vermilion, Historian, will enlighten everyone with tidbits of Dawes family trivia, Free, reservation required, FOD only, meet at the Visitors Center and Daweswood House.
Night Hike- Friday, October 17, 7 - 9 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.
Walking Tour of the North End- Saturday, October 18, 10 - 11:30 a.m. Explore and enjoy the fall beauty of the original grounds and learn about the Dawes family, events that led to the purchase of the property, the tradition of tree dedications and other historical aspects of The Dawes Arboretum. See and learn the story behind the Dawes Memorial, former oneroom Schoolhouse, Daweswood House, former Blacksmith Shop, Smokehouse and Zand Education Center. Walking distance is about 1.5 miles, $5/$3 members, reservation required, meet at the History Center.
Fossils Rock!- Saturday, October 25, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. This field trip is for all rock-hounds! Visit the oldest rock formation in southwestern Ohio. Collect fossils of oceanic organisms and learn about how they lived—and who ate who! Bring your own brownbagged lunch (we'll have coolers to keep them), $40/$25 members, reservation required. 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 through October, weather permitting. Board at the Buckeye Lake State Park's North Shore Ramp just off Ohio 79 in the Village of Buckeye Lake. 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 October events. For more information, call (740) 587-2535 or visit www.lickingparkdistrict. com.
• Oct. 5, Fall Foliage Wagon Tour - A unique opportunity to view the early fall leaves of Infirmary Mound Park on a horse drawn wagon ride along the park's meadow trails. We will offer wagon rides at 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. $3.00 fee per person or $10.00 per family includes hayride and snacks. Participation is limited and pre-registration is required by calling 587-2535.
• Oct. 11-12, Harvest Moon Rendezvous - Join the Deathwind Longrifles as they host mountain men from Ohio and beyond during their annual fall event. Watch as these mountain men throw axes, try their hand at a trail shoot or cook over an open fire. Learn how pre-1840's hunters and trappers lived on the frontier and what skills they needed survive. A fun and educational experience for the entire family. Free admission.
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.
Preschoolers Story Time -
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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
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.
Community Fall Festival - Millersport. Millersport United Methodist Church is holding its Community Fall Festival from 4 - 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 18. Free food includes a chili cookoff, hot dogs and popcorn plus a bake sale. Free activities including childrens games, face painting, pumpkin painting, return of slime time, corn hole and some special guests. Plus free health and safety checks - blood pressure, sugar screenings, smoke house and car seat safety check.
Poker Run, Dock Hop and Pig
Roast - Thornport. The Millersport Volunteer Firefighter Association is sponsoring its first Holiday Toy Drive. Everything gets started at the Port Lounge. Registration for the poker run and dock hop starts at 10 a.m. with the driver (captain) at $15 and passengers at $10 each. Vehicles and boats held out at 11 a.m. and return to the Port for a pig roast dinner. 50/50 drawings, door prizes, silent auction and entertainmnet are all part of the fun. All proceeds benefit the holiday toy drive. Contact Tena Singleton at 740-404-7991 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
"Don't Miss the Bus" Tour - Licking County. The Licking County Historical Society's second Bicentennial Tour is Saturday, October 18th. This tour of southern Licking County kicks off with a continental breakfast at the Buckingham House at 8:30, with the bus leaving at 9:00. The all-day trip includes Continental Breakfast, lunch, and admission to several historic sights in the county--and some surprises along the way!
Cost is $35 for members and $40 for non-members. Call the Licking County Historical Society office at 345-4898 to make your reservations by Wednesday, Oct. 15.
The Midland Theatre - Newark. Tickets are available at the box office, 36 N. Park Place, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and one hour prior to the show; calling (740) 345-LIVE; or online at www.midlandtheatre.org.
• An Evening with Kenny Loggins Thursday, Oct. 9, 8 pm, Tickets: $75, $65, $50, $35 and $25, Showcasing widely acclaimed entertainers and the finest national touring artists, The Lively Arts Series, sponsored by The Place Off The Square, kicks off with singer-songwriter Kenny Loggins, one of contemporary music's most familiar and welcoming voices. Kenny Loggins has been part of our collective pop culture for over three decades.
Ohio C&W Association - Newark. The Newark Chapter of the Ohio Country and Western Music Association features its members in a "mock" Grand Ole Opry show on Sunday, Oct. 12, at the Grotto Hall on Waterworks Road, show at 2 p.m. following the meeting 1 p.m., public is welcome, door donation $1 for members, $2 for non-members, food, beverages, door prizes, cakewalks raffles, and a country store, call (740) 967- 3448, or (740) 323-2715.