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.
Home School Investigations: Spiders Are Special - Tuesday, Oct. 18 from 9 - 10 a.m. Join other home school students in exploration of our natural world. Each 90-minute session includes hands-on science study correlated with the Ohio Academic Content Standards for Science. Sessions are for ages 6 - 10. $5 per child with pre-registration required. Meet at the Discovery Center.
Storybook Science: The Littlest Pumpkin - Thursday, Oct. 27 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Explore quality children’s literature in a natural setting. Each 45-minute session includes songs, games, crafts, creative movement, outdoor exploration and hands-on science suitable for young scientists ages 3 - 5. Free with donations welcome. Meet at the Discovery 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
Buckeye Lake Fire Prevention Parade - Buckeye Lake. The 21st Annual Parade is on a new day this year. Fire trucks and medic units are the star of this annual Fire Prevention Week parade. Units leave the Blue Heron Boardwalk at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15, heading north on Ohio 79 to the Buckeye Lake Village Fire Station. This year’s theme is “Protect your family from fire.” Children will able to check out the fire equipment and ask questions following the parade at the fire station.
Thornville Lions Country Fair - downtown Thornville. It’s the 37th Annual Country Fair from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 16. The rain date is Sunday, Oct. 23. It’s one of Ohio’s larges arts and crafts festivals with handcrafted toys, original art work, quilts, candles, stained glass, unique jewelry, baskets and woodwork. Just four miles south of I-70 off Ohio 13. Parking at Thornville Elementary School. Free admission and plenty of food.
Public Access to Octagon Earthworks - Newark. The Newark Earthworks Center (NEC) has announced a public access day at the Octagon Earthworks from noon until 4 p.m. on Sunday, October 16. Programming will include guided tours of the site, Native crafts and atlatl throwing, as well as a ceremony acknowledging the Octagon as a ceremonial site. The ceremony will feature Ohio State students and community members who have participated in “Walks with the Ancients,” a seven-day, 70-mile, pilgrimage walk from earthworks in Chillicothe to the Newark Earthworks. The walkers will gather at Geller Park in Heath at 12:30 p.m. and will walk from there to the Octagon, arriving at the Octagon at about 2 p.m. The public is invited to await them at the Octagon and then to participate in a ceremony. The Newark Earthworks Center is an official center of The Ohio State University at Newark. Contact the Center at 740.364.9584 or firstname.lastname@example.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.
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.
Senior Day - Buckeye Lake. Buckeye Lake VFW Post 1388 is hosting Senior Day on Tuesday, Oct. 18, with free entertainment. Lunch will be available.
Teen Movie Premiere & Picture It - Newark Library. The Newark Library invites teens to celebrate the Young Adult Library Association’s Teen Read Week: Picture It @ Your Library. Teen Read Week is October 16-22 and we are recognizing the Newark Library’s Teen Film Clubs, as we enjoy the first viewing of the Teen Movie: Pages of Time. The fun starts at 6:00 p.m. in the Newark Library’s Meeting Room A on Thursday, Oct. 20. Free refreshments will be served. All ages are welcome to attend. Visit Newark Library at 101 West Main Street in Newark or call 740.349.5550 for more information.
Antiques Appraisal - Newark Library. The Licking County Library will host a free antiques appraisal event from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 23, in the 1st floor meeting room. Check-in begins at 1 p.m. Sam Schnaidt, president and auctioneer from the Apple Tree Auction Center, will begin appraising items at 1:30 p.m. Registration is required and space is limited. There is a limit of two items per person that you may carry into this event. No weapons are permitted within the library. Please call 740.349.5553 or visit the Newark Library at 101 West Main Street for registration or more information.
Northern Perry County Candidates Night - Glenford. Meet your candidates beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 26, at the Glenford Hoover Center, 125 E. High St., Glenford. Meet and hear candidates from Hopewell Township, Madison Township, Northern Local School District, Thorn Township, Village of Somerset and Village of Thornville. There will be prepared questions and questions from the audience.
Finding Financial Support for College - Newark Library. The Licking County Library will host a free workshop on finding resources to pay for college on Thursday, October 27, 2011, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. in Meeting Room A at the Newark Library. The workshop will be led by David Holmes of the Foundation Center’s Cleveland office. Learn about the tools available for individuals seeking financial support for their education for undergraduate, graduate, or professional studies. Topics covered include who supports individuals, types of support available, tools and techniques for your research, and tips for applying. The class will also cover how to search the Foundation Center’s database, Foundation Grants to Individuals Online, which is available at the Newark Library. Karen Jones, Program Officer of the Licking County Foundation, will be presenting information on the scholarships available to high school students and adults in Licking County. For more information or to register for the class, contact the library at 740.349.5553.
Car Show - Newark. The Heath-Moundbuilders Kiwanis Club is sponsoring a car show from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29, at the corner of 1st and Church streets (across from the post office) in downtown Newark. Proceeds will benefit the club’s Veterans Museum and Memorial Wall. The show includes music, door prizes, 50/50 and food. For more information call Jim Matheny at 740-522-6635.