Things to do…
Dawes Arboretum - Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70.
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 one-room 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.
Wetland Chronicles: Fall Migration Saturday, November 1, 8 - 10 a.m. Migratory birds winging their way south to wintering grounds may stop to rest and feed at the Dutch Fork Wetlands. Come explore this phenomenon while hiking the wetlands, $8/members free, reservation required, meet at the Dutch Fork Wetlands.
Bonsai for Kids- Saturday, November 1, 10 a.m. - noon. Let The Arboretum nurture your child's creativity through the art of bonsai. Often thought of as an "adults only" practice, bonsai is fun for kids too! Our Bonsai Curator, Keith Stevens, will encourage your child to create a unique perspective through various techniques. This class is for children ages 11 - 14, $30/$25 members, reservation required, Zand Education 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 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. 22 - 25, Drive Thru Haunted Park - Experience it for yourself if you dare! The event, now in its 13th year is a perennial favorite among visitors. Who or what will scare you this year? You won't know unless you join us for this hauntingly unique event. No matter what creatures we call from beyond, rest assured you will be safe and dry as you tour the scenes in the comfort of your own vehicle. Hours are 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, and 7:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. There is a $20 fee per vehicle. This is a family oriented event, however some scenes may not be suitable for very young children. If you would like to volunteer please call (740) 587-2535.
• Oct. 31, Senior Ramble- Join us for a brisk walk along the trails of Morris Woods State Nature Preserve. Depending upon the fall weather we may even see a few colorful leaves still hanging on the trees. Morris Woods State Nature Preserve. 10 a.m.
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 at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 27 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. Two more weekends of fun. 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
Country Fair - Thornville. It's the Thornville Lions' 34th Annual Country Fair Sunday, Oct. 19 from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in downtown Thornville. Rain date is Sunday, Oct. 26. Hundreds of exhibitiors in one of Ohio's largest arts and crafts festivals. Free admission and plenty of food. Four miles south of I-70 off Ohio 13.
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.
Marjorie Morrow Exhibit - Bexley. Hebron native and New York City resident Marjorie Morrow exhibits her recent paintings at Art Access Gallery, 540 E. Drexel Ave. Bexley, through Nov. 8. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday 11-5 and Saturday 11-4. Call (6140 338-8325 or visit www.artacessgallery.com for more information.
Corn Hole Tournament - Millersport. Help the Channel family by participating in the Dennis Channel Corn Hole Tournament on Sunday, Oct. 19 at the Millersport High School football field. Registration begins at noon with play starting at 1 p.m. Entry fee per team is $50, but any donation will be accepted to play.
FBPOA Fall Festival - Fairfield Beach. For all Tri-Beach families, Halloween fun for all ages, hayrides, hot dogs, marshmallows by the campfire, halloween costume contest trophies awarded in three age groups from newborn to age 14, four categories, Halloween candy, hidden prizes, music, games, and more. Saturday, Oct. 18, 6 to 9 p.m. at the FBPOA Clubhouse, 13155 Laurel Road, $1 per person, an adult must accompany all children, for more information call (740) 246-4483 or (740) 246-5785.