Things to do…
Dawes Arboretum - Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70.
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.
Going Native - Saturday, Oct. 15 from 9 - 4 p.m. Once again the Licking County Master Gardeners and the Dawes Arboretum have teamed up for the annual Fabulous Fall Conference, “Going Native”! You are invited to a wonderful day of speakers, tours, native plant sale, displays, native animals and the sheer beauty of the Arboretum. Learn about the benefits of landscaping with native plants. Purchase an all inclusive ticket for $25. Fee includes all speakers, displays, tours, light breakfast and catered lunch. For more information visit http://licking.osu.edu or call Ruth at 740-503-5108. Registration is required.
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
Create Glass Blown Pumpkins - The Works, Newark. The Works: Museum of History, Art and Technology invites the public to drop-in from Noon - 4 p.m and create festive glass pumpkins in the Glass Studio every Saturday in October. Select pumpkin colors then receive personal instruction from a professionalglass artist who will help you craft a beautiful pumpkin. This glass experience is $30 per pumpkin and a great way to experience the art of glassblowing! No appointment necessary. Must be 9 years or older to participate. For more information visit www.attheworks.org or call 740-349-9277.
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
Monster Make-up Program - Newark Library. Just in time for Halloween! Licking County Library presents Monster Make-Up with James Welsh from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, October 10.. Learn the basics of making monster magic and get the most out of everyday materials. This FREE event will focus on the art of Fright and may not be for everyone. Space is limited to 30. Sign-up at the front desk, or call 349-5500. Supplies will be provided.
Magic the Gathering - Newark. In partnership with Comic Shop Plus, Licking County Library presents Magic the Gathering, Wednesday, October 12th at 6:00 pm. Enjoy a night of gaming for all experience levels. Beginners and advanced gamers are welcome. This program is free and open to the public. Refreshments and door prizes will be on hand. Call 740.349.5521 for more information.
Former Secretary of State James A. Baker III address - Denison University, Granville. Former Secretary of State James A. Baker III will share reflections of being a public servant during a lecture at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 13, in Denison’s Swasey Chapel, 200 Chapel Dr. The event is free and open to the public. Baker has served under three U.S. Presidents: Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush. He has received many awards for his public service, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1991. He released his memoir, “Work Hard, Study ... and Keep Out of Politics! Adventures and Lessons from an Unexpected Public Life,” in 2006.
Apple Butter Stirrin’ - Historic Roscoe Village, Coshocton. The three days of Apple Butter Stirrin’ officially begin on Friday, October 14th, at 10:00 a.m. with the opening of the street lined with craft booths. The craft vendors, dressed in costume for this event, offer a wide variety of items from candles to pottery and from dried flower wreaths to birdhouses. Of course, no stroll through the craft booths would be complete without sampling the tempting food offerings. The varieties of foods include sandwiches, kettle corn, roasted nuts, apple dumplings, and hand-cut French fries and provide choices for every palate. stand why homemade is worth the trouble! All the weekend’s events are accented by musical entertainment. Performances by traditional dulcimer players, bluegrass bands, gospel singers, country and the music of the 60s, 70s and 80s fill the main stage and north and south performance areas throughout the weekend. The festival runs October 14, 15 and 16 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Friday and opening at 10 a.m. on Saturday with the festival closing on Sunday at 5 p.m. Call 800-877-1830 or visit www.roscoevillage.com for a detailed list of events and information.
The Works Harvest Festival - Newark. The Works: Museum of History, Art and Technology is celebrating fall with its annual Harvest Festival on Saturday, October 15 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Cost of admission is $2 for Members of The Works and regular museum admission for non-members; $3 children, $7 adults, $5 seniors. This year’s “Celebrating the Civil War - Life Before Electricity” theme is in honor of Licking County’s yearlong Civil War Sesquicentennial commemoration. Civil War reenactors will roam the courtyard sharing tales and demonstrating how they cook and washed laundry in the olden days. A “sheep to shawl” demonstration, guided tours of the Land of Legends Shops, and Confederate bill printing are just a few of the fun activities planned during The Works Harvest Festival in addition to creating sun prints, configuring lightening bug circuits, and pumpkin decorating. Please visit www.attheworks.org or call 740-349-9277 for additional information about The Works Harvest Festival.
Tim Conway & Friends - Newark. Two opportunities to enjoy “the comedian’s comedian” at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 16, at the Midland Theatre. To his peers, Tim Conway is “the comedian’s comedian.” Audiences, on the other hand, simply consider him one of the funniest men in show business. Acclaimed for his inventive, often improvised style and razor-sharp timing, he has been honored for performances in motion pictures, television, and stage. Tickets prices: $95.00, $75.00, $55.00 and $40.00. To purchase tickets, call 740/345-LIVE (5483), Monday thru Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. or visit www.midlandtheatre.org.