Things to do…
Dawes Arboretum - Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70.
Perennial Plant Sale - Saturday, Sept. 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It’s not too late to add your favorite perennials to the garden! Stop by The Arboretum to find great deals on landscaping gems. The Visitors Center Deck will be filled with the rare and unusual to your everyday fall blooming favorites. We’ll have perennials to fulfill all your garden needs, including discounted trees and shrubs! This sale is open to the public, with no entrance fee. Friends of Dawes members receive an extra 10 percent off of their purchases.
Walk with a Doc - Saturday, Sept. 17, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. The Dawes Arboretum is proud to present the Walk with a Doc program to help encourage healthy physical activity in people of all ages, and reverse the consequences of a sedentary lifestyle. WWAD was created by Dr. David Sabgir, a board-certified cardiologist who practices with Mount Carmel Clinical Cardiovascular Specialists. Improve your health and well-being by joining a walk and getting tips from a physician. Our first WWAD program was held during the August Night Hike at The Arboretum and was attended by over 100 people of all ages! More opportunities for this program are coming soon! October 22, from 9:30 until 11:30am is another chance to join WWAD this year. Continue striving to make positive health choices by listening to advice from a practicing physician or jumpstart a new plan to get your health on track with this program.
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
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.
Lite The Night Car Show - Newark. Voted the #1 Downtown Car Show for the past ten years by Cruisin’ Times Magazine. Some 500 to 600 vehicles, including antiques, vintage, street rods, classics, motorcycles, and specialty cars, are expected on Newark’s Court- house Square on Saturday. Sept. 10. Money raised by the “Lite the Nite Car Show” helps support the annual Christmas Holiday Lighting of the Licking County Courthouse, and other community charities.
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 Soci- ety 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.
Shale Oil and Gas Development Educational Forum - COTC, Newark. Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) and The Ohio State University at Newark will host an educational forum on Marcellus/Utica shale oil and gas development. The forum will be held on Thursday, September 15, 7 - 9 p.m., in the COTC/Ohio State Newark campus’s John Gilbert Reese Center’s Alford Performing Arts Hall. The event is free and open to all. Attendees will be able to gather essential information on pre-drilling, drilling, and post-drilling topics critical to oil and gas development, including: oil drilling, land owner rights, legal implications of leasing, and potential workforce impact of this growing industry. Experts from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Ohio Oil & Gas Energy Education Program, the Ohio Chamber of Commerce, The Ohio State University, and the Ohio Farm Bureau will lead the discussion and answer questions from the audience.
Lasagna Gardening - Newark. First time home owner or just want to learn new skills? Stop by the library to learn how to de-clutter your space, manage your household budget, DIY tips and tricks from Lowes, and much more! Every Thursday evening in September is a different session so check out the library’s website, www.lickingcountylibrary.info, or Facebook page for more information. These classes will take place each Thursday in September in the small first floor meeting room at 6:30 p.m. No registration is required. On Thursday, Sept. 15, join Master Gardener Dick Baltsiberger to learn more about lasagna gardening. It’s a great time of year to start this type of garden!
Native American & Pioneer Cultural Event - The Ridge Museum, Brownsville. It’s The Ridge Museum’s Second Annual Native American & Pioneer Cultural Event from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., on Sept. 24-25, featuring arts, crafts, exhibits and demonstrations from the Pioneer and Native American eras. Free and open to the public. The museum is on Flint Ridge Road off Ohio 668 between US 40 and Ohio 16.
Hot Licks Blues Festival - Granville. The free Bluesfest returns from 1 - 10 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10. It’s organized by the Granville Federation for the Appreciation of the Blues. Donations from sponsors, which range from local corporations to blues-loving individuals, help offset some of the costs of putting on the event, which annually brings blues musicians from near and far to play. East Broadway between Main and Prospect streets is closed to traffic, with a stage set up at the west end and a beer tent at the east end. In between, there’s plenty of room to set up lawn chairs, and even to dance. It’s a family-friendly event that draws thousands. Music starts at 1 p.m. The line-up:
• Tab Benoit (8 pm)
• The Mark May Band (6 pm)
• Ray Fuller and the Bluesrockers (4 pm)
• Ellie Lee & Blues Fury (2:30 pm)
• The Hotlicks Social Club (guitarists Bobby Samson, Andy Carlson, Reid Coleman, Ian Car- roll (of The YES Club!)
• Vocalist Donea Ryan) (1 pm) Visit www.freewebs.com/hotlicks for more information.
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.