Things to do…
Dawes Arboretum - Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70.
Night Hike- Friday, Nov. 18, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Experience The Arboretum at night! Kids and adults are welcome to attend one of our most popular programs as we hike through collections, grasslands and woodlands. Night hikes are for individuals, couples and families. Scout troops are asked to call the Education Department for current scoutspecialized programs. Free, donations welcome, meet at the Visitors Center Deck.
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
October Fest - Buckeye Lake. Free fun for kids and adults of all ages at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29, at New Life Pentecostal Church (behind Buckeye Lake Goodwill). Fun includes hayride, cake walk, face painting, cardboard maze, bonfire, live music, treats and more. Costumes are permitted, but not necessary. Please no evil or offensive cos- tumes.
HOWL-oween At The Park - William C. Kraner Nature Center. The haunting season is upon us. Join Ohio Nature Education for a family event from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 28 or Saturday, Oct. 29. Put on your best costume and find out that things that go bump in the night are really not that scary! We’ll have LIVE OWLS and more! Take a ride on a horse-drawn wagon, tour our bat cave, listen to stories in the Haunted Library, do some kids crafts, sit around a bon-fire. Cost $5 per person. Visit www.ohionature.org for more information.
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.
Trunk or Treat - Ryan- Braden Park, Buckeye Lake. Come out Monday, Oct. 31 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. to get Halloween goodies from area businesses and organizations in a safe environment.
Free ACT/ SAT Combo Practice Test - Newark. Are you planning on taking the ACT or SAT? The Newark Library invites teens to take Kaplan’s free ACT/SAT combo practice test. The practice test will take place in the lower level meeting room of the Newark Library on Saturday, Nov. 5. Remember to bring a calculator and some No. 2 pencils. We will get started at 10:00 am and will finish at approximately 1:45 pm. Please feel free to bring snacks and a beverage. Sign up by visiting the Newark Library at 101 West Main Street in Newark or calling 740.349.5550.
Create Glass Blown Pumpkins & Gourds at 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 or gourds in the Glass Studio Saturday November 5, 12 & 19. Select pumpkin and/ or gourd colors then receive personal instruction from a professional glass artist who will help you craft a beautiful pumpkin/ gourd. This glass experience is $30 per pumpkin/gourd and a great way to experience the art of glassblowing! No appointment necessary. However, space is limited with and honored on a first come, first serve basis. Must be 9 years or older to participate. For more information, visit www.attheworks.org or call The Works at 740-349-9277.
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 sin- gle, “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