Things to do…
Dawes Arboretum - Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70.
Walk with a Doc- Saturday, Oct. 22, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. The Arboretum is collaborating to bring you Walk with a Doc in order 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. Free, meet at the Visitors Center deck. 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
Circleville Pumpkin Show - Circleville. Nothing symbolizes the arrival of autumn more than Giant Pumpkins. If you’re looking for pumpkins with flair of homespun Americana, there’s no better place to go than to one of the nation’s largest pumpkin festivals, the 105th Circleville Pumpkin show. Come to see giant pumpkins, seven parades, entertainment, contests and sample pumpkin-flavored delicacies. October 19-22, FREE, visit www.pumpkinshow.com for more information.
Medicare Information Day - Newark. The Licking County Aging program is sponsoring Medicare Information Day at 9 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 21 at Zerger Hall Senior Center, 745 E. Main St., to benefit seniors who need assistance with Medicare applications or issues. An official from the Ohio Department of Insurance will present Medicare changes for 2012. The Medicare enrollment period is from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7. Seniors will receive assistance in enrolling in Medicare health plans. It will benefit seniors if you bring a list of your current medications so you can be enrolled in the best plan to cover your prescriptions. Officials will school seniors on the Medicare Part D drug plan and try to resolve conflicts or issues seniors might have with Medicare. No reservation is necessary to attend the event. If you need additional information, call Patricia Robinson, the social worker at the Licking County Aging Program, at 345-0821 or 1-800-452-0097.
Fall At Flint Ridge - Brownsville. Join the Flint Ridge Museum this month for activities that coincide with National Archaeology Month. On Oct. 22 at 2 p.m. in the museum, Rich Moats will present a program entitled “Flint: Stone of the Stone Age.” On Oct. 23 at 1:30 in the museum, Bill Pickard will present a program entitled,”Mounds and Earthworks of Ohio: The last 200 Years”. Each day there will be interpretive hikes with tour guides. At 11:30 till it’s gone, for a donation to the Heritage Society, guests can taste test Native American recipes, have a cup of Carol’s 3 Sister’s Soup, roast a hot dog over a fire pit and have coffee or cider. There will also be a free Make It - Take It for kids. Using the pump drill, they can make a shell necklace with beads. Visit www.ohiohistory.org 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.
Huey Lewis & The News - Newark. The Midland Theatre is proud to announce Huey Lewis & The News will be performing at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 23. Playing “the music we’ve always loved,” Huey Lewis and The News chose to dig deep in the rich coffers of Memphis’ legendary Stax label, more than doing justice to the original recordings by soul greats like “Wicked” Wilson Pickett, Johnny Taylor, Otis Redding, Solomon Burke, the Staple Singers, Isaac Hayes and Rufus Thomas. “Selecting songs we really wanted people to hear;” the fact is, there aren’t many bands on the planet that could pull off a musically challenging project like this one - not with such vibrant authenticity. Tickets prices: $85, $75, $65 and $55. Call 740/345-LIVE (5483), visit www.midlandtheatre.org , or stop by The Midland box office at 36 North Park Place in downtown Newark, Monday - Friday, 9am to 4pm or one hour before the performance.
Steve Forbert - Newark. The Midland Theatre is proud to announce Steve Forbert will be performing on October 27 & 28, at 8:00 p.m. “The Place and The Time” is the record Steve Forbert fans have been waiting for. From the first sound of the clear and ringing acoustic guitar that introduces “Black Bird Tune” - a wistful ode to finding beauty in ‘a chimney top town’ - it’s evident that his listeners are in for something special. Tickets prices are $28.50. To purchase tickets, call 740/345-LIVE (5483), visit www.midlandtheatre.org , or stop by The Midland box office at 36 North Park Place, Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. or one hour before the performance.
Josh Turner with Zack Shelton - Newark. Josh Turner, with Zanesville’s Zack Shleton opening, performs at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 30, at the historic Midland Theatre, in downtown Newark. Named by People magazine as one of Country’s Hottest Stars, Grammy nominated Josh Turner has celebrated back-toback multi-week #1 radio singles and back-to-back platinum and gold albums; Long Black Train (platinum), Your Man (certified double platinum) and Everything Is Fine (gold). Turner’s first single, “Why Don’t We Just Dance,” from the latest project, Haywire (also released as a deluxe edition), celebrated four-weeks at #1, won the American Country Award for Single of the Year Male and was the most played song on country radio in 2010 according to Mediabase. “All Over Me,” the second single from Haywire, recently became Turner’s fourth #1 hit. Tickets prices: $69.50, $62.50, $56.50 and $45.50. To purchase tickets, call 740/345-LIVE (5483), visit www.midlandtheatre.org , or stop by The Midland box office at 36 North Park Place in downtown Newark, Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. or one hour before the performance