Things to do…
Dawes Arboretum - Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70.
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 forty-fiveminute 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. Last weekend 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.
Rescheduled Community Barbecue - Thornport. Thornville builder Steve Dearlove and Worthington-based financial planner Mike Perez have opened an office together at Vendor’s Point, 14840 Zion Rd. in Thornville. To celebrate their new partnership, they invite the community to a barbecue from noon to 3 p.m. Sept. 28 at the new location.
Granville Antiques Fair - Granville. An assortment of 30 seasoned antique dealers will bring their treasures to the Robbins Hunter Museum lawn for the 14th annual event on Saturday, September 29, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
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!
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.
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.
“Transforming Conflict into Teachable Moments” - Newark. The Ohio State University at Newark presents the talk by Robert Goldman, J.D., Psy.D. at 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 4, 2012 in the John Gilbert Reese Center. The talk is free and open to the public; light refreshments will be provided. Goldman, who is an attorney and psychologist, has dedicated himself to working with at-risk youth, particularly those in the juvenile justice system.
Paul Bunyan Show - Camfor bridge. One of the nation’s largest and oldest forest industry trade shows is set for October 5-7, at the Guernsey County Fairgrounds located just outside of Cambridge (Old Washington), Ohio. Visitors to the show will find more than 100 exhibitors who represent all facets of the forest industry throughout North America plus competitions and educational seminars. Admission is $8 for adults, $4 for seniors with a Golden Buckeye card, and children under 6 are free. This fee covers all events and entrance into all exhibit halls and most of the educational seminars. Show hours: Friday & Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Parking is free. For more information visit www.ohioforest.org
Beginning Genealogy and Genealogy on Computers - Newark. “How and where do I start?” - Saturday, Oct. 6, with registration at 9:15 a.m. and class from 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. “LCGS website, ancestry, family search & genealogy software” - Saturday, Oct. 6 with registration at 11:15 a.m. and class from 11:30 - 1:00 p.m. Both classes will be hel in the first floor meeting room at the Newark Library. Cost is $2 per session. Preregistration appreciated but not necessary. For more information call LCGS Library at 740-349- 5510 or visit http://www.rootsweb. ancestry.com/~ohlcgs2
“Spirit-Are you There?” - Lancaster. The Decorative Arts Center of Ohio opens the Halloween season with a séance on Saturday, October 6, from 7-8 p.m. Spiritualism was all the rage in the mid-19th century, and séances were staged by “professional” mediums all over the country, particularly after the Civil War. Learn the tricks of the trade with presentation on the art of the medium, and witness one such “Madame” call up the spirit of a long-lost soldier. Light refreshments will be provided following the program. Cost is $8 for Center members and $10 for non-members. The Decorative Arts Center is located at 145 E. Main St. in Lancaster. For more information, call (740) 681-1423.
Create Glass Bead, Pendants - Newark. The Works: Ohio Center
History, Art & Technology invites the public to drop-in the Glass Studio on Saturday, October 6, from Noon - 4 p.m. to create glass beads and pendants. During this fun introduction to torchworking, participants will manipulate colored glass heated in the flame of a torch with assistance from a professional glass artist. This is a great activity to start your own custom glass jewelry collection! Participants receive a 45-minute instructional session in groups of four on the torch bench for $25 per person, per session. No appointment necessary and dropin’s are welcome. However, space is limited and honored on a first come, first serve basis. Must be 13 years or older to participate. For more information regarding The Works Glass Studio, visit attheworks.org or call The Works at 740-349-9277.
“Culture and Recovery in New Orleans” - Newark. The Ohio State University at Newark presents award-winning New Orleans journalist, filmmaker, and food writer Lolis Elie, resident artist at Ohio State Newark at 7 p.m. on Monday, October 8, in the John Gilbert Reese Center. Elie will discuss the impact of Katrina on the city’s legendary culture, including its food and music. The talk will be accompanied by classic New Orleans desserts: beignets and pralines and is free and open to the public.
Andy Carlson Concert - Denison University, Granville. Celebrate the release of two new CDs by local music bands “The Recliners” and “Common Thread,” at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6, in the Black Box Theatre in Burke Hall (240 West Broadway). The event is free and open to the public. The CD features music from several members of Denison’s music department, including violinist Andy Carlson, guitarists Tom Carroll and Casey Cook and singer Tim Hofmeister from the classics department. Other featured local musicians are Kevin Plaugher and Hugh Price.
“Annie Leibovitz” - Columbus. The Wexner Center for the Arts will devote its entire gallery space to a major presentation of work by photographer Annie Leibovitz from Sept. 20 through Dec. 30, featuring more than 200 photographs. The bulk of the exhibition comes from “Master Set,” an authoritative edition of 156 of her images. The Wexner Center for the Arts, 1871 N. High St. (at 15th Ave.) is on the campus of The Ohio State University in Columbus. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Wednesday and Sunday 11 a.m. -6 p.m.; Thursday-Saturday 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; closed Mondays. Admission is $8 for adults (18-64); $6 for senior citizens (65 or older); free to all Thursdays, 4 - 8 p.m. and the first Sunday of the month. Details and tickets at wexarts.org.