Things to do…
Dawes Arboretum - Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70.
Howl-a-ween Dog Costume Parade and Contest- Saturday, Oct. 30, 10 – 11 a.m. Outfit your canine in the most frightening, ghoulish or most ridiculous costume you can muster to take part in a parade of pooches. We will have four highly-discerning judges on hand to evaluate the costumes and hand out ribbons in various categories. A ‘Tricks for Treats’ stage will be set up for dramatic pooches who love the spotlight. Local canine-focused vendors will be on-hand to speak with dog owners about merchandise and services, meet at the Main “Barking” Lot.
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.
Farmers Market - Baltimore. Last chance this Friday. Stop by every Friday from 5-7 p.m. through Oct. 22. The market is located on Ohio 256 between Basil and High streets.
Devine Farms Weekend Fun - Hebron. Last weekend for fun! Devine Farms is in five farm buildings so rain or shine, come on down to the farm. Enjoy a ride on our famous Barrel Train Ride, take a stroll through our corn maze and pick out a pumpkin before Beggar’s Night. Hours: Sat. 10 am-6 pm & Sun. Noon-6 pm Visit www.devinefarms.com for more information.
Trunk or Treat - Buckeye Lake. The Buckeye Lake Youth Association is hosting its first ever “Truck or Treat” from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 28, at the youth association clubhouse at 140 West 3rd St. Children will first venture into a “haunted room” for some treats, then head down path to get treats from nearly two dozen participating businesses and organizations.
All American Quarter Horse Congress - Columbus. Now in its 44rd year, the All American Quarter Horse Congress is the world’s largest single breed horse show. Come check out the competition and the amazing array of riding and horse-related products on sale. Through October 24, at the Ohio Expo Center, visit www. oqha.com for more information.
Drive Thru Haunted Park - Infirmary Mound Park, Granville. Park District staff and volunteers are busy “digging up” ghosts, goblins and freaks of all types to join in the haunting Oct. 27 - 30. No more standing in line, cold and hungry. You will be scared to death by visions of ghosts and haunts of the past. Be on guard, as you never know what undead creature lurks behind the trees, bushes and shelter houses of Infirmary Mound Park? Find out for yourself, if you dare! And as you anxiously wait your turn to be scared, relax with warm food and drinks in the comfort of your own vehicle This is a family oriented event, but beware; some scenes may not be suitable for very young children. Hours are 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, and 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Admission is $20 per car. For more information visit www.lickingparkdistrict. com.
Free AutoCAD Workshop - COTC, Newark. Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) will host a free AutoCAD (computer aided drafting) workshop on Friday, November 12, from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., for members of the general public interested in learning the fundamentals of the design program. The workshop will be held in LeFevre Hall, on COTC’s Newark Campus. To register, contact Michael Rice at 740.366.9139 or email email@example.com. The workshop is designed for those who have no previous experience with the design program. Participants will have the opportunity to explore the world of architecture and civil engineering through the use of computer aided drafting. This no-cost experience is a must for anyone interested in these fields. All participants will have access to a computer workstation to create and plot out drawings using AutoCAD in the COTC lab.
Critically Acclaimed Poet Raymond McDaniel - OSUNewark. The Ohio State University at Newark will host critically acclaimed poet Raymond McDaniel at 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 28 in the Black Box Theatre, LeFevre Hall. McDaniel will give a poetry reading which will be free and open to the public. McDaniel is the author of “Murder” (a winner of the National Poetry Series), “Saltwater Empire,” and the forthcoming “Special Powers and Abilities,” all from Coffee House Press. His essays and reviews appear in The Boston Review, Pleiades, Rain Taxi, and Bridge Magazine, and he is a featured writer for The Constant Critic. He teaches writing and illustration at the University of Michigan.
Buck-a-Bag Book Sale - Newark Library. This Saturday, Oct. 23 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., is the date for a special one-day Buck-a-Bag Book Sale. Newark Library, a branch of Licking County Library, is located at 101 West Main Street, and the sale will take place in the building next door. There will be donated items the library cannot use as well as withdrawn materials. Proceeds of the sale go back into the library’s general fund. The regular ongoing used book sale at the Newark Library will still continue. For more information or to inquire about donating materials to the library, please call 740.349.5553.
Heisey Wind Ensemble Fall Concert - Newark. The Heisey Wind Ensemble kicks of their 26th season with a concert titled “Just A Closer Walk” on Sunday, October 24, at 8:00 p.m. in the Alford Performing Arts Hall of the John Gilbert Reese Center at OSU-Newark/COTC. The October 24 concert is the first of four in the 2010-2011 season. Additional concert dates are December 11, February 19 and April 23. Tickets are $15 adults, $10 for seniors (60+) and students $5.
Jazz Guitar Festival - Denison University, Granville. The festival is celebrating its 14th year with guitar clinics and two concerts featuring Gene Bertoncini. The Festival will be held Nov. 6 and 7, with all events free and open to the public. Events are:
Saturday, Nov. 6:
• Clinics for guitar and string players will be held from noon to 4:30 p.m. in the Burke Rehearsal Room (240 West Broadway).
• A Guitar and Strings Concert with Gene Bertoncini at 7 p.m. in the Burke Recital Hall.
Sunday, Nov. 7:
• Grande Finale Concert featuring Gene Bertoncini and Tom Carroll at 3 p.m. in the Burke Recital Hall.
Denison Bluegrass Ensemble - Newark. Licking County Library welcomes the Denison Bluegrass Ensemble and the musical duo A’Chording to Tradition for a performance of bluegrass and traditional music on Saturday, October 30, 2010 at 11 a..m.
Safe Trick-Or-Treat - Newark. The 2010 Safe Trick-or-Treat Night marks a safe fun-filled family event on the Courthouse Square of Downtown Newark. Downtown business contributed to making trick-or-treat safe for Licking County’s children, Thursday, Oct. 28.
HighBall Halloween - Columbus. A cross between Carnivale and Mardi Gras with a pinch of Halloween and a healthy splash of the Short North’s artistic spirit. This year’s theme is Alice in Wonderland so come as your favorite character. The evening’s festivities will include Outrageous Costume Contests (all entries are welcome!), a Couture Costume Fashion Showdown for fashion professionals, the Dogtober Howloween Procession for costume-crazed pet owners, live bands, the city’s hottest DJs, and prizes! Oct. 30, Short North Arts District, Saturday 4-11:45 p.m., Admission: $5, visit www. highballhalloween.com 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. 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.