Things to do…
Dawes Arboretum - Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70.
Bluegrass, Barbeque and Boom!- Sunday, September 5, Gates open at 2:30 p.m., Music begins at 3 p.m. Everyone is invited to our once-a-year concert experience sponsored in part by Park National Bank. Pack lawn chairs and a blanket and join us for Bluegrass, Barbeque & Boom! Food and drinks will be available to purchase, or bring your own picnic to enjoy. Musical guests, hosted by Andy Carlson and Casey Cook, include: Death by Banjo, Slate Ridge, and Frosty Morning Bluegrass with Kenny Sidle and the Newark- Granville Symphony Orchestra. Food can be purchased from Gary’s Buckeye Bar-B-Q, The Grill on 21st, Fat Daddys Dogs and Whit’s Frozen Custard. The event ends with a colorful display of fireworks set to music.
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. 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 per person. Children under age 5 are free. For more information call (740) 929-1998 or visit www.buckeyelakehistory. org.
Farmers Market - Baltimore. Stop by every Friday from 5-7 p.m. through Oct. 22. The market is located on Ohio 256 between Basil and High streets.
Granville Maker’s Market - Granville. The Maker’s Market is an open-air marketplace featuring a unique selection of skillfullycrafted products by local artists. Its artists specialize in painting, photography, jewelry, pottery, fiber arts and so much more. Visit the Maker’s Market each week to experience exciting new art, designs, music, food and lots of fun, all while giving back to the community. A percentage of all proceeds benefit the Woodlands Foundation, at the corner of Main & Broadway, Saturdays through Sept., 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., visit www.thewoodland.org for more information.
Irish Festival - Newark. Designed to celebrate the music of Ireland, Scotland, Wales and Northwestern France, this event has become a local tradition in downtown Newark. Storytellers, musicians and dancers provide a glimpse into the heritage and culture of this region of the world while displaying a sense of pride for all things Celtic, Saturday, Sept. 4.
Flint Ridge Knap-In - Flint Ridge. The hills and woods around the ancient quarries at Flint Ridge will once again ring with the sound of hammered stone over Labor Day Weekend, Sept. 3-5. This fun and educational annual event gathers artisans from all over the country skilled in flint knapping, the ancient art of making tools and weapons from flint. Native Americans came to Flint Ridge for thousand of years to quarry flint they needed to produce weapons and tools for everyday survival. The flint was also a trade item for many of these people as it was especially prized for its quality and beauty. Visitors can learn to make an arrowhead or spear point from a flint knapper or try their hand at archery and spear throwing. They can watch contemporary marksmen compete in the International Atl-Atl Society accuracy competition by launching six-foot darts at amazing distances. Guests can also tour the museum to learn about the history and geology of Flint Ridge and watch skilled craftsmen at work. Afterwards take a walk on the miles of forested trails and see the quarries first hand. On Friday, September 3 at 7 p.m., bring your own chairs to enjoy music by Nashville recording artist Bill Shoemaker. Ohio Historical Society archaeologist Bill Pickard will have a presentation on Ohio’s history around 9 p.m. in the pavilion. On Saturday, Sept. 4, every half hour from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. in the pavilion will be educational demonstrations, including flint knapping, bow making and more. From 10 a.m. to Bill Pickard will identify your artifacts, fossils and curious rocks at the museum. At 4 p.m., there will be an auction of handcrafted articles. At 7 p.m., Nashville recording artist Kevin Weldon will entertain the crowd. Vendors will be selling jewelry and a variety of wares. Food will be available on site serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. This event is open to the public from 9 a.m. – 5 each day. Admission is $5 per vehicle, which includes free admission to the museum. The site is located four miles north of I-70, three miles north of Brownsville, in Licking County, at the intersection of County Roads 668 and 312 (Flint Ridge Rd.). For more information, visit www.ohiohistory. org/flintridge.
31st National Mustang Racers/ Ford Expo - National Trail Raceway, Hebron. The Center of the Ford Universe! Vintage and current muscle cars and show cars, swappers, vendors, the one place to see everything from Edsel Station Wagons to new Shelby Mustangs. Wild drag racing action all weekend. Friday, Sept. 3 until Sept. 5, National Trail Raceway in Hebron, visit www.nationaltrailraceway.com or www.nmraracing.com for more information.
Jegs Northern Sportsnationals - National Trail Raceweay, Hebron. The Stars of the Lucas Oil Series return with World Championships and the Jegs Crown on the line to the National Trail Raceway! The best racers, the best racing! Everything from Stockers to Top Dragsters make this a great lateseason event for the drag racing fan! Sept. 24 through 26, visit www.nationaltrailraceway.com for more information.
Trash or Treasure? - Robbins Hunter Museum, Granville. What is it? How much is it worth? How do I care for it? If you have asked any of these questions about an item in your possession, mark your calendar for Thursday, September 9, 4-6 p.m.. Experts from the firm of Garth’s Auctions in Delaware will be able to answer these questions and more regarding your special item/items. Appraisals are $5 per item or 3 for $10. All of the money benefits the Robbins Hunter Museum’s programs and maintenance. Experts in textiles, glass, decorative arts, fine and costume jewelry, and more will be happy to examine your piece and advise you on many issues such as care, value, repair.. If your item is very large, bring in a photo. Garth’s Auctions has been in the business for more than forty years and has handled some of the nations’ more important collections of antiques and fine arts. The Robbins Hunter Museum is a nationally recognized Greek Revival mansion located at 221 East Broadway in the heart of the Village of Granville.
Pet-A-Palooza 2010 - Granville. The Licking County Humane Society presents Pet-APalooza 2010. on Saturday, September 4, in partnership with Tri County Chrysler and the Granville Parks and Recreation Department. The event will take place, rain or shine, at Wildwood Park in Granville. A 5K Run/Fun Walk begins at 8:30 a.m. with registration starting at 7 a.m. The entry fee is $30 with pre-registration available online at www. premierraces.com. The Pet Expo, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., features food stands, vendor booths, demonstrations, services and activities geared toward pets and their owners. Dogs and cats from various Licking County rescue organizations will be available for adoption. Pet-A-Palooza 2010 is a major fund-raising event for the Licking County Humane Society, which operates solely on local donations. The society operates a no-kill shelter at 548 Dog Leg Road in Heath, next to the Licking County Animal Shelter. For more information visit www. lchspets.org.
Birthday Party - Buckeye Lake. Help celebrate the Buckeye Lake Library’s Fifth birthday. Stop by the library from 4 - 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 10 for some cake and punch.
Licking County Historical Society Graveyard Walk - Newark. The Licking County Historical Society presents its annual Graveyard Walk beginning at 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 10, at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Cedar Street. A boy who found a hat belonging to President Lincoln; a Newark artist and civic activist and devoted wife: Licking County’s “original Boy Scout”; an acclaimed writer, photographer and newspaper columnist; founder of the important Scheidler Machine Works factory: a society lady who began a “Ladies’ Circulating Library” as well as the “Monday Talks” organization; and a horse breeder who now has ties to the Longaberger company are the colorful local citizens who will be “brought back to life” by actors from the Licking County Players Suitcase Theater Group! This event is open to the public. Cost: FREE for LCHS Members; $5 for Nonmembers. Raindate is 6 p.m. on Sunday, September 12.
Backwoods Fest - Thornville. Enjoy a day in country at the lively and rustic Backwoods Festival featuring hundreds of craft and food vendors (including the legendary bean soup) and musicians at every corner. Sept. 17, 18 & 19, visit www.thornvillebackwoodsfest. com for more information.
Hebron Music & Arts Festival - Canal Park, Hebron. It’s back downtown on Saturday, Sept. 25. Two stages of music starting at noon. Sticks & Stones appear at 4 p.m. at the Gazebo and headliner Locash Cowboys start at 6:30 p.m. on the Main Stage. Events include a parade, 5K Run, car show, kids activities, artists, Youth Sing and food. For more informaton visit www.hebronmusicandartsfestival. com
Ohio Gourd Show - Greenville. Artists, crafts persons and growers from all across the United States bring their specimens to the Ohio Gourd Show, September 25 & 26, at the Darke County Fairgrounds. Admission is $3 and parking is free. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m on Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. The show, itself, is in the form of a competition which has over 100 classes. Horticultural classes range from “heaviest gourd” to “ten small warties” to “three dried, cleaned Luffas.” Craft classes go from baskets, bowls, dippers, holiday items, to jewelry, dolls, fantasy animals, working electric lamps and musical instruments. Gourd vendors offer outstanding gourd crafts for sale as well as thousands of “in the rough” gourds just waiting to be turned into a delightful creation. To assist the novice as well as the veteran gourder, a large trade show supplies all the paraphernalia one could possibly need or use to turn out that masterpiece. Demonstrations on how to successfully use crafting tools are often presented.
Fall Hookahville 2010 - Thornville. Join Fall Hookahville at Legend Valley on Labor Day Weekend! The lineup so far includes the Kottonmouth Kings, JJ Grey and Mofro, John Mullins Band, Bobby Lee Rodgers, Mike Perkins, Groovestone Fusion, Derick Howard, Andy Shaw Band, Grooveshire, The Woody Browns Project, Flipside Groove and more TBA. Hookahville is an Ohio music festival institution celebrating its 16th year in 2010. Hosted by the Columbus, Ohio group ekoostik hookah who headline both nights, the music and camping event features the talents of veterans of the improvisational music world, as well as some of the top younger talent the scene has to offer. Sept. 3 through 5, visit hookahville.com for more information.
Music In The Courtyard - The Works, Newark. Admission Is FREE! Join us for a fun, free, family event in the LeFevre Courtyard. Each summer, we invite everyone to enjoy the weather and a wonderful afternoon of lunch and music. Come and listen to these great musical groups perform! Tom Carroll & Andy Carlson Trio - September 10, visit www.attheworks.org for more information, Fridays, 11:30 am to 1:30 p.m.
The B-52s with Special Guest The Smith Bros. - Newark. It has been said that the B-52s are as quintessentially American as the Beach Boys. And 25 years and over 20 million albums into their career, the B-52s remain the among the most beloved rock stars ever. Any mystery concerning the longevity and ongoing appeal of the B-52s is immediately solved when exposed to the B-52s unique concert experience. From the timeless gems Rock Lobster and Private Idaho to more recent Love Shack and more, The B-52s unforgettable dance-rock tunes start a party every time the music begins, Wednesday, Sept. 22 , 7:30 p.m., The Midland Theatre, Newark, visit www.midlandtheatre.org for more information.