Things to do…
Dawes Arboretum - Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70.
Are We Going Nuts? Incorporating Nuts into Diets - Saturday, Sept. 22, 10 a.m. – noon. Go nuts for your health! Dr. Suzette Hamilton, D.C., C.C.S.P., returns to share fun facts on the nutrition benefits of nuts, a hearty gift of trees. Sample a few varieties and take home recipes to deliciously integrate this power food into the everyday diet. FREE, at the Visitors Center, donations welcome.
Storybook Science-Leaf Man - Thursday, September 27, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., Discovery Center, Free/Donations welcome. Explore quality children’s literature in a natural setting. Each fortyfive minute session includes songs, games, crafts, creative movement, outdoor exploration and hands-on science suitable for ages three to five.
Primitive Technology for a Modern World- Sunday, Oct. 7, 2 – 4 p.m. Today we think of technology as smart phones and computers, but our ancestors had technology too! Join Plant Records Specialist Greg Payton for this fun and informative class that offers participants a unique chance to gain practical, hands-on primitive skill knowledge. Learn about cordage made from natural fibers, fire-starting materials, and plants for food, medicine and utility. $15/$10 members, meet at the Visitors Center.
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. Just two weekends left to enjoy a relaxing and interesting tour of Buckeye Lake at 2 p.m. on 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.
Sunday Library Hours - Newark. Licking County Library’s Main Library began Sunday hours on Sept. 9. The library will be open from 1 - 5 p.m.
Story Time - Buckeye Lake. It’s story time at 11 a.m. on Mondays through Nov. 12, for ages 3-5 at the Buckeye Lake Library. There’s a story, craft and snack. FREE!
Hebron Music & Arts Festival - Hebron. Enjoy a day of free music and arts activities in downtown Hebron on Saturday, Sept. 22. The parade steps off from Evans Park to Canal Park at 11 a.m. For more information, visit hebronmusicandartsfestival.com
Jegs Northern Sports Nationals - Hebron. National Trail Raceway welcomes all the NHRA Sportsman Classes- all the way up to Top Sportsman & Top Dragster! Wheelstanding Super Stock, all the cool stuff and a great way the wrap up the season! Sept. 21 - 24, visit www.nationaltrailraceway.com for more information.
Autumn Equinox Celebration Weekend - William C. Kraner Nature Center, Newark. The first day of Fall represents a time of equal night and day or balance. Balance is our theme from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22 and from 1 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 23, as we celebrate well being. Join a variety of guests from The Reiki Center, Angels Gather Here, and a personal trainer and yoga instructor.
Community Barbecue - Thornport. Thornville builder Steve Dearlove and Worthingtonbased financial planner Mike Perez have opened an office together at Vendor’s Point, 14840 Zion Rd. in Thornport. To celebrate their new partnership, they invite the community to a barbecue from 4 to 7 p.m. Sept. 22 at the new location.
“Life, Love and Laughter of the Civil War” - Newark. E. Chris Evans presents the program, “Life, Love and Laughter of the Civil War” at 2 p.m. on Sunday, September 23, in Meeting Room A at the Newark Library. Evans is a Civil War scholar, relic hunter, author and amateur historian. He will be sharing anecdotes and stories from the Civil War that will bring the people of the time to life before our eyes, giving us a glimpse of what their lives were really like. FREE!
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 $5,000 by the day of the walk.
Great Mathematicians - Denison University, Granville. ”The Great Mathematicians” are the subject of a lecture by Robin Wilson, visiting emeritus professor of mathematics and statistics at Open University. The lecture is at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 25, in the lecture hall of the Burton D. Morgan Center (150 Ridge Road). The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.denison.edu
Sierra Leone Civil War survivor tells his story - Denison University, Granville. Ishmael Beah, storyteller, author and survivor of the Sierra Leone Civil War, will share his experience at Denison University at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 26, in Swasey Chapel (200 Chapel Drive). Beah will share his experience and his memoir, “A Long Way Gone.” The event is free and open to the public. . For more information, visit www.denison.edu
Gestures and language - Denison University, Granville. When people “talk with their hands,” nuances are added to communication. Susan Goldin- Meadow, a University of Chicago professor and language researcher, will discuss the role of gesture in language in two lectures at Denison University. The first, “Gesture’s Role in Creating and Learning Language,” will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 27, in the auditorium of Slayter Hall (200 Ridge Road). The second, “How Our Hands Help Us Think,” will take place at 4 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 28, in room 114 of the Olin Science Hall (100 Sunset Hill Drive). Both lectures are free and open to the public. For more information visit www.denison.edu
Friday Fling - Newark. Licking County Aging Program’s Friday “Fling” series resumes at 11 a.m. Sept. 28 when the Hallelujah Puppets will perform. The menu for the event is BBQ chicken breast, Philadelphia cream cheese potatoes, Italian green beans, carrot cake and beverages. Call the LCAP Nutrition Department for reservations no later than Sept, 24. The event is open to all those 60 and older.
2012 Columbus Oktoberfest - Ohio Expo Center. Enjoy authentic German food, beer, lively music, games and entertainment at Columbus’ 47th Annual Oktoberfest Sept. 28 - 30. Hours: Friday (5 pm - 11 pm); Saturday (Noon - 11 pm); and Sunday (Noon - 8 pm). Free, with $8 parking. For more information visit www.columbusoktoberfest.com
Pumpkin Egg Hunt - Hebron. Devine Farm’s annual Pumpkin Egg Hunt starts at 10 a.m. sharp on Saturday, Sept. 29! Free for ages 2-10 years. Eggs are hidden in farm buildings so rain or shine, hunt is held. $100 in prizes are awarded! Visit www.devinefarms.com for more information.
Craft Show - Buckeye Lake. Enjoy arts and crafts from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept 29, in front of the Buckeye Lake Goodwill store. Food will be available. FREE admission and parking.
Glass Pumpkin Making- Newark. Drop-in from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29, at The Works to create a festive glass pumpkin complete with stem in the Glass Studio. Select pumpkin colors then receive personal instruction from a professional glass artist who will help you craft a beautiful pumpkin. This glass experience is $30 per pumpkin and a great way to celebrate fall while getting hands-on with the art of glassblowing! No appointment necessary but space is limited and granted on a first come, first serve basis. Must be 9 years or older to participate. Participants who do not wish to experience the museum in addition to this glass experience are not charged general admission to The Works. For more information visit attheworks.org or call The Works at 740-349-9277.
Battle of the Bands - Newark. The Newark Library is offering a FREE “Battle of the Bands” Competition and Concert on Saturday, September 22 from 2:00 to 4:30 pm. The concert will be outside on the Newark Library’s grounds in front of an audience of all ages. Audience members are encouraged to bring a lawn chair for seating. Interested bands, battle it out for a chance to win a total of $150.in VISA gift cards; the Runner-Up Band will win a $50 VISA gift card! Half of the band members must be age 18 or under & must perform at least one original song to be judged. Bands must provide their own equipment except for the sound system, which will be provided for use. Call 740.349.5550 with questions or stop in the Newark Library to receive rules, entry form, and an image release form. Each band member’s Entry Form submission deadline is September 18, 2012. There is a limit of five bands to participate.
Kathy Mattea - Newark. Enjoy Kathy Mattea live at The Midland at 7: 30 p.m. on Thursday, September 27. Kathy’s concerts present her new and most recent material alongside her Top 20 radio hits: from the signature ballad “Where’ve You Been?” to the bluesy “455 Rocket” to the iconic “Eighteen Wheels and a Dozen Roses”. Long known as an impeccable songcatcher, her 17 albums are woven through with bluegrass, gospel, and Celtic influences, and have garnered multiple CMA, ACM, and Grammy Awards. Tickets: $65-$25. 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, 9am to 4pm or one hour before the performance. Please note: add $3 to each ticket for handling and historic preservation fees.