Things to do…
Dawes Arboretum - Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70.
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.
Walking Tour of the Homestead Saturday, Oct. 15, 10:30- 11:30 a.m. Explore and enjoy the fall beauty of the original grounds and learn about the Dawes family, events that led to the purchase of the property, the tradition of tree dedications and other historical aspects of The Dawes Arboretum. See and hear the story behind the Dawes Memorial, former oneroom schoolhouse and Zand Education Center. Walking distance is about 1.5 miles, $4/$2 members, meet at the History 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
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.
Granville Antiques Fair - Robbins Hunter Museum, Granville. The lawn of the Robbins Hunter Museum (221 E. Broadway) comes to life from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24, with more than 30 antique dealers from all over Ohio. Some favorite vendors will be returning this year including Camilla Skinner with her outstanding collection of medical and scientific instruments. New to the Fair this year is Pins Abigail from New Albany, bringing vintage antique and estate jewelry. One of the hottest new trends among antique hunters is Architectural Revival. Another of our new dealers, Fred and Sheri Quick, will be on hand selling garden and landscape antiques. This years eclectic variety of vendors will be offering marbles, furniture, glassware, jewelry, linens, pottery, Heisey, textiles, baskets, quilts, and silver.
Tea Party Movie Night - Thornville. The dramatic film “A More Perfect Union” will be shown at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24, at the South Shore Center on Ohio 13, 2 miles south of Ohio 204. The film is the first comprehensive re-creation of those stirring, heated debates during the sweltering Summer of 1787. Filmed on location at Independence Hall, Williamsburg and other historical sites, it dramatically chronicles the Constitutional Convention and the underlying principles that guard our freedoms today. Everyone is welcome. Admission is free and light refreshments will be served.
“Friday Fling” - Newark. The Land of Legend Barbershop Chorus will be the featured performers at the Sept. 30 “Friday Fling” at Zerger Hall Senior Center, 745 E. Main St., Newark. The Fling is a monthly event at the center, showcasing entertainment and lunch. The menu for the Sept. 30 event is pot roast, mashed potatoes, summer vegetable blend, rolls, rainbow sherbet and beverages. The deadline for reservations is 5 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 26; call (740) 345-0821. The Fling begins at 11 a.m.
Opening Weekend - Devine Farms, Hebron. It’s also our annual FREE Pumpkin Egg Hunt! We hide 1,000 plastic eggs in our barns for children ages 2-10 years to find. There’s a prize in each egg plus when you turn in your eggs, you drop your entry in the pumpkin bucket and we draw for $100 in prizes! Don’t be late...it starts at 10 am sharp and it goes fast! Wear a costume and receive a ticket for a free ride on the Barrel Train Ride....adults can dress up too! Top prizes are $35 & $25 gift cards to Toys R Us. But wait, there’s more.....the Licking County Sheriff’s staff will be on hand after the Pumpkin Egg Hunt to make an ID print card of your child. They are at the farm for about 60-90 minutes. It’s open to all children, not just Licking County residents. For more information, visit www.devinefarms.com.
Horizon of Hope & You - Longaberger Homestead, Frazeysburg. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, The Longacussion berger Company will hold its annual Horizon of Hope & You event at Longaberger Homestead Saturday, Oct. 1 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Entrance to the event is free, and activities include a limited edition Make-A-Basket opportunity ($39.95) for visitors, with a portion of the proceeds supporting breast cancer research and awareness. Other activities include a 5K Fun Run, 1 Mile Fun Walk and Kids Fun Run; a Health Fair; Kid’s Korner with featuring free tattoos, Matt the Balloon Guy and inexpensive craft projects; performances by The Dancing Divas; door prizes; and sales. For more information visit t www.longabergerhomestead.com.
“ What’s Available at the Licking County Records Department” - Newark. That’s the program for the October meeting of the Licking County Genealogical Society at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 2. It is presented by William Markley, Records Clerk, Licking County Records and Archives in the first floor meeting room, Newark Library, 101 W. Main St. Meetings are free and open to the public. For more information call the LCGS Library at 740-349-5510.
Paul Bunyan Show - Guernsey County Fairgrounds, Old Washington. The 55th running of the Paul Bunyan Show is set for October 7-9, at the Guernsey County Fairgrounds in Old Washington, just 6 miles east of the I-70 / I-77 interchange in Cambridge. Sponsored by the Ohio Forestry Association, Inc.and Husqvarna, the Paul Bunyan Show (PBS) is a premier forest industry equipment exposition and forestry education event. It has grown over the years into an outstanding trade show with a variety of consumer activities that demonstrate the importance and fun of wood and the associated industry. Admission is $8 for adults, $4 for seniors and kids (age 7-12), and children under 6 are free. This fee covers all events, exhibits and general education seminars (fees for selected industry seminars). Parking is free. For more information visit www.OhioForest.org
Brown Bag Lunch Book Dis-
- Newark. The Newark Library will hold a Brown Bag Lunch Book Discussion at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 11 in Meeting Room A, 101 West Main Street, Newark. Participants will be discussing Jennifer Chiaverini’s “The Lost Quilter,” Book 14 in the best-selling Elm Creek Quilts series. The book recounts the story of a runaway slave and quilter who traveled the Underground Railroad to Elm Creek Farm in 1859 before she was captured and returned to Virginia. “The Lost Quilter” was selected as a Choose to Read Ohio 2011 book in conjunction with the Ohio Civil War 150 commemoration. Guests are asked to bring their lunch and the library will provide drinks and dessert. Copies of the book are available for checkout at the Newark Library. To register, please call 740.349.5553, or stop by the Newark Library’s Information Desk. This event is free and open to the public.
Grasstowne - Buckeye Valley Bluegrass Opry, Hebron. National Bluegrass Chart topper Grasstowne appears at Hebron’s House of Bluegrass, 2300 National Road SW (US 40), at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 23. Grasstowne’s recently released CD Kickin up Dust is ranked in the Top 10 on the National Bluegrass Survey. Tickets are $12 advance online at www.americanbluegrass.org or $15 at the door. Doors open at 3 p.m. with Miller’s Family Amish Kitchen & Bakery opening in the Red Trolley Cafe at 4 p.m. For more information visit www.americanbluegrass.org.
Once Upon a Page - Lancaster. Award-winning children’s book illustrations from the Mazza Museum at the University of Findlay will be brought together in Once Upon a Page, on exhibition at the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio in Lancaster from October 22-December 31. Sixty-six works will be on display, including winners of the Caldecott Medal, the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award and the Theodor Seuss Geisel. As a complement to the book illustrations in the exhibition, the galleries will include a “Secret Garden” reading area for children and their grownups to explore the books further. The Center is located at 145 E. Main St. in Lancaster, next to the Sherman House Museum. Hours are Tuesday-Saturday 10 to 4 and Sunday 1-4. Admission is free for individuals; groups of 10 or more pay a nominal charge. For more information, visit decartsohio.org or call (740) 681-1423.