Things to do…
Dawes Arboretum - Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70.
Music in the Garden- Third Sunday of the month, through September, 1:30 - 3 p.m., “Delightful Sounds.” Stroll through the All Seasons Garden and soak up the beauty while listening to the lovely sounds of music. Concerts are free of charge and are scheduled from 1:30 - 3 p.m.. Final concert is September 19. Bring a lawn chair or blanket if desired.
Home Gardening Series: Fall Foraging & Preservation- Sunday, Sept. 19, 1 – 4 p.m. Forage the woods, fence rows and fields in search of tasty edibles. Learn how to prepare some of these wild foods for immediate consumption and learn to preserve them for enjoyment later in the season. The focus will be on wild, edible, native fruits (persimmon, pawpaw, crabapple) and nuts (hickory, walnut, acorn). The C–TEC Culinary Arts Program will assist this class. $20/$15 members, reservation required, meet at the Visitors Center.
Leaf Collection 101 - Saturday, Sept. 25, 2 – 3 p.m. Kick start a leaf collection for science class or finish off those last dozen leaf identifications you’ve already started. Horticulture and Education staff will teach students how to properly collect, identify and label tree leaves using a simple key. $10 per child, meet at the Visitors 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 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. Broommaker Terry Dunlap will be demonstrating the art of broommaking as well as giving an historical talk on brooms on Sept 17 from 5-7 p.m. Gospel and country singer Jeremy Shank will br performing on Sept. 24 from 5-7 p.m.
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.
Devine Farms Opening Weekend - Hebron. It’s Opening Weekend, Sept. 18 -19, for our Pumpkin Festival! Devine Farms is in five farm buildings so rain or shine, come on down to the farm. On opening weekend, we offer a $1 discount off our Make a Scarecrow activity. Bring your own shirt & pants, and it’s only $3 for the family to make a scarecrow. Visit www.devinefarms.com for more information.
Pancake Breakfast - Thurston. The Thurston-Walnut Township Fire Department is holding a pancake breakfast on Saturday, September 18, from 8 a.m. to noon. Suggested donations are $5 for adults and $3 for children. The menu is: sausage, pancakes, eggs, sausage gravy, biscuits, orange juice, coffee, tea, and milk. Carry-out orders are welcomed: call 740-862-6542.F refighters will answer your questions about smoke/CO detectors, blood pressure, diabetic sugar checks, medication lists, and other questions you may have. They will also be taking orders for T-shirts and reflective address signs, which aid the firefighters in locating you in the event of an emergency.
Hunter Barber Hog Roast & Fundraiser - Thurston. The 6th Annual Hunter Barber Hog Roast and Fundraiser kicks off at 1 p.m. on Saturday, September 18 in Thurston with raffles, 50/50, door prizes, kids games and prizes, bounce house, dunk tank, petting zoo, car smashing, music, food, tractor pull and corn hole tournament. The tractor pull begins at 1:30 p.m. Entry fee for the corn hole tournament is $5 with prizes for first, second and third place. Proceeds benefit the Hunter James Barber Fund at the Fairfield County Foundation. Funds are used to train and equip Fairfield County EMT/paramedics in advanced pediatric care.
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.
Springfield Antique Show & Flea Market - Clark County Fairgrounds. It’s Ohio’s largest recycling event Sept. 17 -19 with more than 2,000 vendors and 20,000 customers. There’s no limit to what can be found from 20th Century Modern and Vintage to 17th Century anitques with everything else in between. Sunday morning features an Appraisal Fair from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Admission is free with paid show admission. Visitors may bring up to two itemes to be evaluated by industry experts. Show hours: Friday - 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday - 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information visit visit www. springfieldantiqueshow.com
Farm Science Review - London. The annual farm show, hosted by Ohio State University,takes place Sept. 21-23 at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center in London. It attracts upwards of 140,000 visitors from all over the country and Canada, who come for three days to peruse 4,000 product lines from 600 commercial exhibitors, and learn the latest in agricultural research, conservation, family and nutrition, and gardening and landscape. Pre-show are now on sale for $5 at all OSU Extension county offices. Tickets are also available at local agribusinesses. Tickets are $8 at the gate. Children 5 and younger are admitted free. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 21-22 and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 23.
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
International Walk for Celiac Disease Awareness and Research - Newark. The Newark Celiac Support Group is participating in the walk from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 9, Newark Bike Trail Cherry Valley, just past Reddington Road. Celiac Disease is a gluten intolerance and allergic disorder. Need walkers, volunteers, doners, vendor gifts, and especially gluten free samples. Call 740-892-3738 for more information
Hotlicks Blues Fest - Granville. The Hotlicks Bluesfest returns after a one year sabbatical on Saturday, September 18, in downtown Granville. Admission is free. Here’s the line-up with approximate starting times: 1 p.m.: Hot Licks Blues Social Club: Mike McGannon - Blues at Last; Rick Calura - The Willie Pooch Band; Ray Fuller - Ray Fuller and the Bluesrockers; John Boerstler - Men of Leisure; and special guest: Gene “King Sax” Walker - The Band of Gold; 2:30 p.m.: Reverend Raven & The Chain Smokin’ Altar Boys; 4 p.m.: Scott Ainslie; 5:15: Wallace Coleman; 6:45: Cathy Lemons and Johnny Ace; and 8:30: Willie “Big Eyes” Smith For more information visit www.freewebs. com/hotlicks/