Things to do…
Dawes Arboretum - Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70.
Perennial Plant Sale- Looking for an enjoyable way to spend a fall Saturday? Visit The Arboretum on Saturday, Oct. 2, for the Fall Plant Sale! Our horticulture experts say the this is the best time of year to plant because of the weather conditions. Stop by the Visitors Center Deck to peruse through the array of perennials as well as some woody plants (Dawes Favorites!), perfect for fall planting. Our Horticulture experts will be on hand to answer questions and help you make the best choices for your landscape. This sale is open to the public. Friends of Daweswood members receive an extra 10% off their purchase! Sale hours are 10 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
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.
Family Day - Denison Museum, Granville. Denison Museum’s Family Day will be filled with exhibition tours, scavenger hunts, story time, and hands-on activities starting at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 2, at the Denison Museum (240 West Broadway). Take time to explore the museum’s current exhibitions about Picasso and more, and learn about printmaking. All ages are welcome and refreshments will be served at this event, which is free and open to the public.
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.
Licking County Genealogy Society meeting - Newark. The Licking County Genealogy Society meets at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 4 in the first floor meeting room, Licking County Library, 101 W. Main St., Newark. The program is “Licking County in 1825,” presented by Robert Tharp, historian. Meetings are free and open to the public. For more information call the LCGS Library at 349-5510.
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. This Saturday, Oct. 2, is our annual Customer Appreciation Day. You can have a free hot dog on us from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday is jam-packed! The Ohio Proud Van will be at the farm, plus The River, 104.9. Visit www.devinefarms.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 informa- tion www.OhioForest.org.
Best-selling Author Rebecca Skloot- Denison University, Granville. Rebecca Skloot, author of New York Times bestseller “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” will speak at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 6, in Denison University’s Swasey Chapel (200 Chapel Drive). The lecture is free and open to the public. Skloot is visiting Denison as part of “Technology & Community,” the 2010 campus-wide theme. Skloot specializes in narrative science writing and has explored a wide range of topics, including goldfish surgery, tissue ownership rights, race and medicine, food politics, and packs of wild dogs in Manhattan.
Apple Butter Stirrin’
For 41 years the Apple Butter Stirrin’ has attracted crowds of all ages to this restored 1800s canal town to experience the sights, sounds and flavors of the season. The three days of Apple Butter Stirrin’ officially begin on Friday, October 15, at 10:00 a.m. with the opening of the craft booth-lined street. The craft vendors, dressed in costume for this event, offer a wide variety of items from candles and pottery to dried flower wreaths and birdhouses. Of course, no stroll through the craft booths would be complete without sampling the tempting food. Just a few delectable offerings you’ll find include bison burgers, fry pies, roasted corn, smoked turkey legs, cinnamon-roasted nuts, apple butter burgers, kettle corn, hot apple dumplings & fritters, and hickory-smoked sausage on a stick. Younger visitors can enjoy the kids activity area which includes old-fashioned games and pumpkin decorating. Sunday’s activities include the craft auction and the annual quilt raffle drawing for the handmade quilt made by Roscoe Village volunteer quilters. All the weekend’s events are accented by musical entertainment with performances by traditional dulcimer players, bluegrass bands, gospel singers, and country music artists. The festival runs October 15, 16 and 17 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m .on Friday and Saturday, and 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday. For additional information visit www. roscoevillage.com
Pink Strides Trail Run and Wellness Walk - Infirmary Mound Park, Granville. Join Licking County Screening & Survivor Support (SASS) for Breast Cancer and We’re Active Licking County (WALC) to kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month with Pink Strides- Trail Run & Wellness Walk on Saturday, October 16. Everyone is invited to participate in this walk and run throughout the Infirmary Mound Park (4309 Lancaster Road/ State Route 37) in Granville. The 5k (3.1 mile) course will be on maintained natural trails; terrain is mostly flat with a few hills. Dress for the weather; a rainy day will make for a muddy run. The Wellness Walk will immediately follow the Trail Run and a paved path will be available for a short family fun walk, too. Strollers and leashed dogs are welcome. The registration fee for the event is $25 before October 10th. On October 10th the fee increases to $30. Participants who preregister by October 8th will be guaranteed an event t-shirt. Participants can also register at the event from 8:00-9:00 a.m. The race will begin at 9:00 a.m. All participants will receive post-race refreshments donated by Licking Memorial Health Systems. Awards will be given to the top five male and female participants. Additional donations will be accepted at the walk and all proceeds benefit Licking County SASS for Breast Cancer and WALC. For more information on Pink Strides, please visit www.lickingcohealth.org or call the Licking County Health Department (740) 349-6535.
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.
East Asian Film Series - Denison University, Granville. Denison University presents a five-week East Asian Film Series, sponsored by the Freeman Foundation. All films will be screened at 7 p.m. in Slayter Hall Auditorium (200 Ridge Road) and are free and open to the public.
• Tuesday, Oct. 5: “Osaka Elegy.” A young woman working as a telephone operator in 1930s Osaka must pay her father’s debts. The film highlights hypocrisy and the suffering of women.
• Tuesday, Oct. 12: “Tokyo Story.” Considered one of cinema’s masterpieces, “Tokyo Story” follows an aging couple, on their journey from their rural village to visit their two married children in bustling, postwar Tokyo. The film unfolds a theme of generational conflict.
• Tuesday, Oct. 19: “Ballad of Narayama.” Soon to die, Orin spends her last year arranging all the affairs of her family and village. Some of her actions include punishing a family that is hoarding food and helping her younger son lose his virginity.
• Tuesday, Oct. 26: “Spirited Away.” Chihiro and her family take a shortcut on the way to their new house, and they come to the world of spirit. Her parents have been cursed by a powerful witch and Chihiro must find a way to save them.
• Tuesday, Nov. 2: Nobody Knows.” Four children live secretly with their mother in a small apartment in Tokyo. When their mother leaves them, they are forced to engage with the world outside their cocooned universe, and the fragile balance that has sustained them collapses.