Things to do…
Dawes Arboretum - Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70.
Basics of Wildlife Management, Saturday, Sept. 8, 10 a.m. – noon. In order to manage wildlife successfully, one needs to have a basic knowledge of management and understand the principles of wildlife management. Learn about the history, purpose, and basics of wildlife management, presented by Conservationist Shane McGuire. From a historical perspective, Shane shares Aldo Leopold’s wildlife management principles and how crucial management is to the overall health and well-being of wildlife species. Dress comfortably as the class will head outdoors to look at wildlife habitats for inspiration! Meet at the Zand Education Greenhouse Classroom, $15 nonmembers, $10 members; registration required.
The grounds are open from dawn to dusk. The Visitors Center is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and from 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays and holidays. For more information visit www.dawes arb.org
Queen of the Lake Public Tours - Buckeye Lake. Enjoy a relaxing and interesting tour of Buckeye Lake at 2 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday aboard the Queen of the Lake II. Board at the North Shore boat ramp in the Village of Buckeye Lake, just off I-70. $10 per person. For more information visitwww.buckeyelakehistory.org or call 749-929-1998.
Farmers Market - Baltimore. Enjoy farm-fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, crafts and more from 4 - 7 p.m. on Fridays now thru Oct. 5 at old Basil Firehouse at the corner of West Market and North High streets. For more information visit www.baltimorefarmmarket.com
Farmers Market - Buckeye Lake. Find local produce, crafts and more from 3 - 6 p.m. on Thursdays in the Buckeye Lake Goodwill store parking lot.
NMRA Ford Expo - Hebron. Enjoy Labor Day weekend at National Trail Raceway for All-Ford drag racing, swappers, vendors and a car show. Not just Mustangs - you will see everything from T-Birds to Capris. 300-MPH jet car Saturday & Sunday. Aug. 31 to Sept. 2, visit www.nationaltrailraceway.com for more information.
Licking County River Round Up - Licking County. Help clean up our Licking County rivers. The Licking Soil and Water Conservation District is cohosting the annual River Round up on Saturday, Sept. 8. Volunteer groups will be starting at 8 a.m. to clean litter from as many waterways throughout Licking County as possible. Registration and a completed waiver of liability are required. Visit http:// www.lickingswcd.com/surveys/ licking-river-round-up-2012- volunteer-registration to register and for more information.
Snider Heart and Lung 5 Mile Run/Walk - Lancaster. Help raise funds on Saturday, Sept. 8, for cardiopulmonary rehabilitation patients that are recommended to participate in cardiac and pulmonary rehab but cannot afford the cost. This year’s race includes a 5-mile run, 5-mile walk, 1-mile walk, along with a children’s race and children’s activities. The event will take place at Fairfield Medical Center. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the race begins at 9 a.m. There is a $25 entry fee if you register before the day of the race or $30 the day of. Registration is available at www.fmchealth.org by clicking under calendar events.
“Lite the Nite Car Show” - Newark. Voted the #1 Downtown Car Show for the past ten years by Cruisin’ Times Magazine – Ohio’s premier car show returns to Newark’s downtown Square on Saturday, September 8. This is the 27th annual “Lite the Nite Car Show”. Some 500 to 600 vehicles, including antiques, vintage, street rods, classics, motorcycles, and specialty cars, are expected. The show is open to all types of vehicles of all vintages. Registration is from 9:00 a.m. till 4:00 p.m., at the Gazebo on the downtown Newark square. The registration fee is $10.00 per entry. Awards and trophies will be presented at 8:00 p.m. and door prizes will be awarded throughout the day!
Harvest Moon - Flint Ridge. Honor our freedom fighting warriors on Sept. 8-9 at the Ridge Museum, 14430 Fllint Ridge Rd. SE. Gates open at 10 a.m. each day. Activities include flute, flint knapping. storytellers,dancers, tomahawk demonstration and dream catcher demonstration. All drums and dancers welcome. Free with donations accepted. Plus silent auction and 50/50 drawing. Proceeds go to Lima Company Memorial – Eyes of Freedom and Tri County Gold Star families.
“Digital Archiving in Genealogy?” - Newark. Hear Mark S. Middleton’s presentation on digital archiving at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 9, in the lower level story time room at the Newark Libary. Middleton is a member of the Ohio Genealogical Society (OGS), National Genealogical Society (NGS) and the Genealogical Speakers Guild (GSG) and has conducted genealogical research in the states of Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio, Michigan and Indiana. The program is FREE and open to the public. For more information call the LCGS Library at 740-349-5510
Backwoods Fest - Thornville. Enjoy three days of arts, crafts, food and music Sept. 14 -16. Take Ohio 13 south of Thornville to High Point Road. Admission is $8; children 10 and under are FREE. Visit www.thornvillebackwoodsfest.com or www.facebook.com/backwoodsfest for more information.
Columbus Buddy Walk - Columbus Crew Stadium. Please join Evan Bruckelmeyer of Millersport for the 11th Annual Columbus Buddy Walk starting at 9:45 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 23.
Register for the one-mile walk online at www.columbusbuddywalk.org. Advance registration is $21/person and includes a Buddy Walk t-shirt. Please join Evan’s Team at registration. His theme is Evan Texas Ranger. If you are unable to register online please call Mitchell at 740/503-0705 or Dean Severance at 740/808-0168. Please mail donations and shirt size to Mitchell Severance at 116 Tremont Drive, Baltimore, OH 43105 or Dean Severance at P.O. Box 706, Millersport, OH 43046. Our goal is to reach $1,500 by August 28th and a total of $5,000 by the day of the walk.