Things to do…
Dawes Arboretum - Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70.
Garden Stroll Series: Hawthorn Hill - Saturday, Oct. 24, 10 a.m. - noon. Free, no reservations required, meet at the Visitors Center Deck, Walk with a horticulturist through one of the most diverse collections on The Arboretum grounds and one of the best areas for beautiful fall colors. You’ll find maples, spireas, hawthorns, lilacs, spruces, paw-paws and dogwoods, just to name a few. This is a true variety show and not to be missed by homeowners who want to advance the look and dimension of their landscape.
Evergreen Identification- Saturday Nov. 14, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., meet at the Auditorium, $12/$10 members. Conifers are a diverse and colorful group of plants. Being able to distinguish and identify different species is highly rewarding and can also be quite fun. Let Dawes Conifer Curator Jeff Bowman take you through some easy steps in distinguishing between many common conifers that we encounter in Ohio ecosystems and landscapes.
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 40-passenger boat cruises every Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. throught 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 $11 for adults and $9 for seniors and children. Children under age 5 are free. For more information call (740) 929-1998 or visit www.buckeyelakehistory. org.
Halloween Fun - Devine Farms, Hebron. Last weekend for annual Pumpkin Festival .Devine Farms is in five farm buildings so rain or shine, come on down to the farm. Bring your family & enjoy the fall season. Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday noon to 6 p.m. Devine Farms, 672 National Rd. (Rt.40), between Ohio 37 & 79, Hebron. 1.5 miles off I-70, exit 126 North www.devinefarms. com or 740-928-8320.
Science Night at The Works- Newark. The Works in downtown Newark will offer a new family event called “Science Night” on Thursday, October 22 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Admission is $2 per person; members of The Works are admitted free. Science Night will feature a variety of fascinating science shows presented by area universities and industries. Presenters will include Denison University, Kenyon College, COTC and OSU-Newark, Boeing and Owens-Corning. For more information, contact Lisa Sharpe at The Works, 740-349-9277, ext. 237 or by email at: lisa.sharpe@ attheworks.org.
Licking Park District - Licking County. Don’t miss these events:
• Oct. 28 through 31: Drive Thru Haunted Park, Infirmary Mound Park, Experience it for yourself if you dare! The event, now in its 14th 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. Park Express Members receive free admission! 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.
• Nov. 7: Under the Red Coats, William C. Kraner Nature Center, Sat, November 7, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. The year is 1777 and the Colonial Militia is fighting for our independence and we are left tending the home front. Learn through hands-on crafts, activities and more how those left at home dealt with military occupation during a look at the American Revolution. Who knows we may even have a surprise guest or two! Registration deadline is October 31. $3.00 per person, $10.00 per family max, Park Express Members free. Call (740) 587-2535 or e-mail mail@lickingparkdistrict. com to register.
“Pumpkin Show” Classic
5 Mile Run
The 22nd annual Circleville “Pumpkin Show” Classic 5 Mile Run will be held Saturday, October 24th. The race starts at 9 a.m. at the Circleville High School with registration from 7:30 am – 8:30am at the school. For more information contact Jean Mc- Gowan (740) 474-3628 or Matt McGowan – firstname.lastname@example.org www.runohio.com
Duck Derby - Heath. Licking County United Way will be the beneficiary of a Duck Derby to be held on at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 25 at Hoback Park in Heath. Kaiser Aluminum, Atlantic Inertial Systems, Port Authority and the City of Heath are raising money for Licking County United Way. Over 3,000 rubber ducks are available to “adopt” for $10each and will be launched in the Licking River across from Hoback Park, floating to the finish line. Over $6,000 in cash prizes will be given away to the first 30 ducks to cross the finish line. You need not be present to win. The event will be held rain or shine and provides an afternoon of fun, family activities.
Craft Show - Baltimore. Stop by Christ United Methodist Church, 700 S. Main St. for the annual craft show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 24. Proceeds benefit the church’s ‘Sending Love Over There’ project which sends weekly goodie boxes to area troops stationed in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Homemade Mincemeat - Baltimore. It’s time to order delicious homemade mincemeat from Trinity United Church of Christ for your holiday pies. $8 per quart. Call 740-862-4022.
Harlem Wizards - Hebron. See the Lakewood staff take on the Harlem Wizards at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 16 in the Lakewood High School gym. Proceeds benefit the JIS PTO. Advance tickets are $8 for students/ seniors and $10 for adults. Prices are $2 higher at the door. Online ticketing is available. Visit www.lakewoodlocal.k12.oh.us for the link.
Heisey Wind Ensemble - Newark. The Heisey Wind Ensemblekicks of their 25th anniversary season with a concert titled “Wild Nights!” on Sunday, October 25, at 8:00 p.m. The 55 member concert band is under the direction of Dr. Russel Mikkelson, Director of Bands at The Ohio State University in Columbus.
Following 23 years of presenting concerts in Swasey Chapel on the campus of Denison University in Granville, the band returns to the campus of the Central Ohio Technical College/Ohio State University’s Newark branch where the ensemble presented their premier concert in 1985. The group’s new home is the beautiful auditorium of the Reese Center.The October 25 concert will be the first of four in the 2009-2010 season. Additional concert dates are December 12, February 20 and April 24.
Jazz Guitar Festival
Denison University will hold its 13th Annual Jazz Guitar Festival on the weekend of Oct. 31 and Nov. 1, in the Recital Hall and Rehearsal Room at Burke Hall (240 West Broadway). Festival events include concerts, clinics and demonstrations, and all events are free and open to the public. The Festival will begin on Saturday, Oct. 31, with clinics and demos from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Burke Rehearsal Room. That evening, featured artists The Hot Club of Nashville will perform at 7:30 p.m. in Burke Recital Hall; the Denison faculty duo of Tom Carroll and Andy Carlson also will appear. On Sunday, Nov. 1, the festivities will wrap up with a grand finale concert by the Rick Peckham Trio at 4 p.m. in Burke Recital Hall. Various festival clinicians also will perform for the finale. For more information, visit www.denison. edu
Buckeye Valley Opry - Hebron. Beginning Sunday, Nov. 8, the Buckeye Valley Opry will host live country and Bluegrass music shows on Sundays from 1 to 6 p.m. starring Caney Creek Bluegrass Band and Lori-Lyn and New Outlook. A live auction is at 2 p.m between the bands. $5 admission and free parking. For more information visit www.robbcoauctions. com or call 749-504-8100.
Karaoke & DJ - Buckeye Lake. There’s plenty of karaoke and DJ music to go around Buckeye Lake! Every Wednesday there’s karaoke and DJ at Catfish Charley’s, 7 p.m., and every Thursday night at the Port Lounge in Thornport at 9 p.m.