Things to do…
Dawes Arboretum - Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70.
Night Hike- Friday, October 17, 7 - 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. Last chance this season to 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., 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 upcoming 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.
• 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.
• Nov 11 - Join the Licking Park District and Ohio Nature Education at 1:00 p.m. at the William C. Kraner Nature Center for final program in the Homeschool Explorations series.
Ohio Nature Education and Homeschool Explorers will determine if weather lore is fact or fiction while exploring how wild animals deal with the changing season. Through hands on activities Homeschool explorers will learn if animals can really predict the weather. Live animal ambassadors will also be in attendance.
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.
GLCA Prize Winner Reading - Denison University, Granville. The Beck Lecture Series welcomes Great Lakes College Association (GLCA) Creative Nonfiction Prize winner Ander Monson to read from his most recent work at 8 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 30 in the Barney Davis board room (200 West Loop). This event is free and open to the public.
Author of the novel "Other Electricities" and the poetry collection "Vacationland," Monson is also the editor of New Michigan Press and of the literary magazine "DIAGRAM." In 2008, his nonfiction book "Neck and Other Predicaments: Essays," won the GLCA New Writers Award. He is also a 2007 Christopher Isherwood Foundation Fellow.
Denison Museum Book Club, - Granville. The next meeting is at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 8, at the Buxton Inn (313 E. Broadway). The book club will discuss the critically acclaimed Korean novel, "The Dwarf," by Cho Se-hui in association with the museum's current exhibition "From the Fire: Contemporary Korean Ceramics." Published in 1978 and translated by Bruce and Ju-Chan Fulton in 2006, "The Dwarf" is a metaphor of the struggle of the proverbial little guy. It continues to find relevance amidst North and South Korean economic, social and environmental issues.
Meetings of the Denison Museum Book Club are free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served. Copies of "The Dwarf" can be purchased at the Reader's Garden (143 East Broadway). Interested individuals may join the book club at any time. To make a reservation or to learn more about the club, call Amber Schott at 740-587-6225, or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Last weekend for Halloween 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
Tips for Tots - Thornport. Help brighten Christmas for area needy children on Friday, Nov. 1 at AMVETS POST 51 in Thornport. The fune starts at 7 p.m. Live auction. Calll (740) 467-3120 for more information or to donate auction items.
All American Quarter Horse Congress - Columbus. The world's largest single breed horse show wraps up Oct. 26 at the Ohio Expo Center. $25 per vehicle per day. For more information visit, www.oqha.com,
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.
Pancake Breakfast - Thurston. The Thurston-Walnut Township Fire Department will hold a pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Nov. 15 at the fire station.The menu is: pancakes, sausage, potatoes, eggs, biscuits and gravy, juice, and coffee. Donations accepted. Free blood pressure checks will be offered and the Thurston-Walnut Township Firefighters Association will be taking orders for address signs and T-shirts.
Hi-Lights 2008 - Hebron. The Lakewood Lancer Marching Band presents all the hits from their 2008 season. Two performances at 8 p.m. - Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 at the Lakewood High School Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $5 and are available by call 928-4496 or emailing tickets@ lancerband.net.
Brenda Sue's Country Fixin's and Central Ohio Opry - Hebron. Brenda Sue's Country Fixin's and Central Ohio Opry is now open with great food and great music, across from Lakewood Middle School on US 40, contact (740) 407-5017, Thursday and Friday nights, Bluegrass, 7 to 9 p.m., Saturday nights it's Brenda Sue, 6 to 9 p.m. Truckers welcome. Bring the family.