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.
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.
Hike Beyond the Beaten Path- Saturday, Oct. 9, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Make a date to enjoy the leaf color this fall. Now is the perfect time to get some exercise before an afternoon of watching football. Beth Spieles, Interpretive Educator, will lead you beyond our most popular trails to gain a unique perspective of The Arboretum’s beauty. $5/members free, $15 maximum per family, meet at the Visitors Center Deck.
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. Gospel and country singer Jeremy Shank will be 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 Weekend Fun - Hebron. It’s the Pumpkin Festival! Devine Farms is in five farm buildings so rain or shine, come on down to the farm. Visit www.devinefarms.com for more information.
Jegs Northern Sportsnationals - 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 late-season event for the drag racing fan! Sept. 24 through 26, visit www. nationaltrailraceway.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
Columbus Oktoberfest- Columbus. Celebrate at the 2010 Columbus Oktoberfest! Schmidt’s Restaurant and Sausage Haus will be present along with numerous other food vendors, bountiful beers, lively music, crafts, and games, Sept. 24-26, Ohio Expo Center, FREE, Parking $8, visit www.columbusoktoberfest.com, for more information.
Paul Bunyan Show - Guernsey County Fairgrounds, Old Washington. The Official Paul Bunyan Show, one of the nation’s largest and oldest forest industry trade shows, returns for its fifth year at the Guernsey County Fairgrounds on October 1-3. The show is sponsored by the Ohio Forestry Association and Husqvarna. The fairgrounds are conveniently located six miles east of the Interstate 77 and 70 interchange. Visitors will find more than 130 exhibitors who represent all facets of the forest industry. Lumberjack entertainment takes place throughout the weekend as well as numerous educational sessions on topics such as: grinder and chipper safety and maintenance, tree identification, and what everyone should know about pawpaws. The International Lumberjack Competition will take place on Saturday, October 2 and the Ohio State Competition will be held on Sunday, October 3. The National, Collegiate and Landowner Game of Logging finals will also be held throughout the weekend. Admission is $8 for adults, $4 for seniors and kids (age 7-12), and children under 6 are free. This fee covers all events and entrance into all exhibit halls and educational seminars. Parking is free. For more information www.OhioForest.org.
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