Things to do…
Dawes Arboretum - Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70.
Nuts & Drupes of Seed Propagation Saturday, Sept. 17, 9 – 11:30 a.m. This class provides the knowledge to propagate from seed a large diversity of native and non-native woody trees, shrubs, groundcovers and vines. During the class, students canvas the grounds for seeds of many unusual and rare plants in our collections and, after a brief discussion of the specific pre-treatments required for seed propagation, enjoy the process of rearing plants from seed at home.
Mushrooms 102- Thursday, Sept. 22, 7 – 9 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 24, 9 a.m. – noon (mini-foray). This class and mini-foray places an emphasis on the gilled mushrooms (Agarics). In addition to spore print color, participants look at structural features of the mushroom such as cap, stem, mode of gill attachment, presence or absence of partial and universal veils and some of the technical jargon used to describe these features taught by members of the Ohio Mushroom Society. A Saturday morning mini-foray follows the class so you may test your new fungi knowledge. $15/$10 members, meet at the Visitors Center.
The grounds are open from dawn to dusk. The Vistors Center is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and from 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays and holidays. More more information vist www.dawes arb.org
Queen of the Lake II cruises - North Shore boat ramp, Buckeye Lake. Take a relaxing cruise on beautiful and historic Buckeye Lake at 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays through October. $10 per person with children 5 and under, free. For more information visit buckeyelakehistory.org
65th Annual Sweet Corn Festival - Millersport. The Millersport Lions Club presents the 65th Annual Sweet Corn Festival thru September 3. Entertainment features national recording stars Joe Diffie at 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 2 and John Michael Montgomery at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 3. More rides have been added to the Midway this year plus lots of great food from local non-profit organizations. Entertainment nightly plus corn eating contests and antique tractor pulls. Free admission; parking on the grounds is $10. For a complete schedule visit www.sweetcornfest.com
Flint Ridge Knap-In - Brownsville. Step back into history and witness accomplished crafters creating implements using the same chipping methods employed by American Indians over 12,000 years ago. Watch skilled craftsmen demonstrate primitive bows and throwing darts with the atlatl. Many Native American vendors will be selling jewelry, clothes, instruments, leather goods and flint. Don’t miss the auction on Saturday, Friday, Sept. 2 through Sunday, Sept. 4.
33rd Annual National Mustang Racers Association - Hebron. The 33rd Annual NMRA Ford Expo, scheduled for September 2-4 at National Trail Raceway is one of the most exciting stops on the NMRA tour. The second-to-last point race is where racers really let it all out to battle, giving the track all it can take, and then some. In addition to our usual NMRA racers, there will also be the chance to watch some vintage Blue Oval Fords race down the track in the Yblock Shootout and special vintage bracket classes. For the fans of both new and old, this is the NMRA event to be at, visit www.nmraracing.com for more information.
21st Annual Licking County Prayer Breakfast - Newark. Licking County Prayer Partners hosts the annual prayer breakfast on Friday, Sept. 9, at Adena Hall at COTC/OSU. Doors open at 6:00 am for breakfast, with the program running 6:30-7:45. Please join us for “Let Freedom Reign” by speaker Chad Hovind $15 per person. For reservations call 740- 587-1200 ext. 110.
Heart and Lung 5-Mile Run - Lancaster. Fairfield Medical Center’s annual “Heart and Lung 5-Mile Run” starts at 9 a.m. on Saturday, September 10, to raise funds for cardiopulmonary rehabilitation patients. This year’s race includes a 5-mile run, 5-mile walk, 1-mile walk, along with a children’s race and children’s activities. The event will take place at Fairfield Medical Center. Registration is available at www.fmchealth.org by clicking under calendar events. Participants can even use their smart phone by scanning the barcode on the race flyers, or by filling out the brochure and mailing it in. Registration can also be done on the day of the race.
Beginning Genealogy Classes - Newark. Here’s your chance to find out about your ancestors. Two beginning classes are offered on Saturday, Sept. 10, in the first floor meeting room at the Newark Library, 101 W. Main St. Class 1. Beginning Genealogy - Registration begins at 9:15 a.m. and class at 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Class 2. Genealogy on Computers will follow with registration at 11:15 a.m. and class beginning at 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Cost is $2 per class. The Licking County Genealogy Society library will be open 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. with volunteers to help you with your research. Visit our website at www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohlcgs2 for more details.
9/11 Memorial and Remembrance Service - Thornville. South Shore Ministries in Thornville will include a remembrance of 9/11 during it’s regular Sunday worship service on September 11th at 10 a.m. A series of prayers will remember and memoralize those who gave their lives on that fateful day. Anyone who wishes to remember is welcome to attend. For more information or directions, call Pastor Doug Lynn at (740) 405-1055.
Rhythm & Ribs - Croton. Rhythm & Ribs 2011 is Sept. 17-18 at the Hartford Fair Grounds with gates opening at 10 a.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. on Sunday. This two day event features delicious food, great music and much more. Enjoy a kid zone, nascar simulator, crafts and a beer & wine garden Admission/Grand Stand seating is $5 pp/pday! (Track Seating: $15), Camp sites available Friday & Saturday for $30/night. (call 740-403- 0579 for camping info) Purchase tickets for this fun filled event at Park National Bank Branches in Utica, Johnstown, and in Newark at the 21st Street, 30th Street & Downtown locations.