Things to do…
Dawes Arboretum - Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70.
Flowers Fresh from the Garden Floral Design Basics - Saturday, Oct. 6, 9 to 11 a.m. Bring the garden indoors to liven up your living space! Develop the skills and knowledge needed to achieve ultimate success when it comes to arranging flowers. Learn tricks to optimize the life of freshly cut flowers and then explore Arboretum perennial gardens to cut materials for a vase arrangement to take home and enjoy. General Admission: $30, Members: $20, meet at the Visitors Center.
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
Fall Fest - Baltimore. The Baltimore Farmers Market wraps up its season with Fall Fest from 4 - 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 5, at the old Basil Firehouse at the corner of West Market and North High streets. Free cups of cider and mini-donuts plus free pumpkins for children. Visits by Basil firefighters and Baltimore Police officers. 50/50 drawing. For more information visit www.baltimorefarmmarket.com
Columbus Italian Festival - Columbus. The annual festival celebrates Italian-American culture. Enjoy live entertainment, open-air markets, Italian dancing, a children’s area and plenty of fabulous Italian food. Plus, there’s an American-Italian Idol vocal contest and bocce ball tournament. Oct. 5-7 p.m. at Italian Village, visit www.columbusitalianfestival.com for more information.
All American Quarter Horse Congress - Columbus. Now in its 46th year, the All American Quarter Horse Congress is the world’s largest single breed horse show. Come check out the competition and the amazing array of riding and horse-related products on sale. October 5-28, at the Ohio Expo Center, visit www.oqha.com for more information.
Green Energy/Farm Tours - Baltimore. Four Baltimore area sites are part of the Green Energy Ohio Tour. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., participants can learn more about geothermal, solar and wind energy, visit a working farm and tour a historic farm. Learn more about a custom-made geothermal system, meat goats, harvesting technology and farm projects at the Stamm Farm, 6815 Fisher Road (take Leonard Road off Ohio 158 south of Baltimore to left on Fisher). The nearby Historic Smeck Farm is also open for tours. In Baltimore, stop at the one-year old Liberty Union Middle School that is completely heated and cooled by geothermal energy. Travel northeast to the Mike Thomas farm on Bickel Church Road to see a wind mill and solar array generating electricity. All tours are FREE. For more information visit www. greenenergyohio.org
Taste of Pickerington/ Fallfest - Pickerington. Enjoy samples of various foods from local restaurants. Music, demos, activities for the entire family. Saturday, October 6, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Olde Pickerington Village, visit www.pickeringtonchamber.com for more information.
Community Appreciation Day - Buckeye Lake. Bring your family to the Buckeye Lake Youth Association (140 3rd St., near Ryan-Braden Park) from 5 - 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6. Free hot dogs, chips and drinks will be served starting at 5 p.m. An Elvis impersonator will perform from 6 - 8 p.m. plus games and activities for children. It’s a free night of fun. Don’t forget your chairs or blankets.
Ghost Hunting - William C. Kraner Nature Center, Newark. Join the members of the Central Ohio Paranormal Society at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6, as they share their experiences investigating some haunted locales in Licking County. $5 per person and recommended for teens and up.
Fairfield County Fair - Lancaster. The Fairfield County Fair is known as The Last and Best of the Season. October 7 - 13, at the Fairfield County Fairgrounds, visit www.fairfieldcountyfair.com for more information.
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!
Fall Fun on the Farm - Hebron. Visit Devine Farm for weekend fun. Hours are Sat. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Sun. Noon - 6 p.m. Features include a barrel train, corn maze, face and pumpkin painting, make a scarecrow and other activities for young children. Plus hundreds of pumpkins of all sizes to purchase.Visit www.devinefarms.com for more information.
Paul Bunyan Show - Cambridge. 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. Pre-registration 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 for 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 drop-in’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 visit attheworks.org or call 740-349-9277.
Small Business Taxation Workshop - Newark. Licking County Library in conjunction with SCORE will host the small business taxation workshop “Business Taxation and What’s Changing” presented by Phil Renard, President of Fox Accounting Services. Topics include recent developments of interest to small business owners such as credits for business, vehicle expenses, mileage, and distinguishing employees from contract laborers. Join us on Tuesday, October 9, at 6:00 p.m. in the 1st floor meeting room A of the Newark Library. The workshop is free and open to the public. Registration is recommended; reserve your spot today at 740.349.5553.
“Meet the Grantmakers” Workshop for Nonprofits - Newark. Nonprofit organizations in Licking County will have a unique opportunity to engage face to face with private and corporate foundation representatives at a “Meet the Grantmakers” workshop sponsored by Licking County Library on Thursday, October 11, 2, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in Meeting Room A at the Newark Library, 101 West Main Street, Newark, Ohio. Panelists include representatives from the Licking County Foundation, Park National Bank Foundation, and the Energy Cooperative Operation Round Up Foundation. The panel will discuss what they are looking for in successful proposals and how best to develop proposals that align with funders priorities and guidelines. The event will provide ample time for questions and answers, networking, and strengthening relationships with foundation representatives. To register call 740.349.5553 no later than October 9.
Family Fall Festival - Join us at the Buckeye Lake Library on Saturday, October 13, from Noon -3:00 p.m. for our Family Fall Festival. We will have games, pumpkin painting, crafts & more. We will also be serving hot dogs, apple cider, and sweet treats while supplies last. This event is free and open to all.
“The Determinators” premier - Thornville. The movie examines Obamacare through interviews, objective analysis, and fact-checking from some of the nation’s leading health care experts. The Greater Buckeye Lake Tea Party is sponsoring “The Determinators” at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, October 16, at the South Shore Center on Ohio 13 approximately 2 miles south of Thornville. For more information call Chuck or Kathy Nichols at 740-246-5227.
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.
A Streetcar Named Desire By Tennessee Williams - Granville. Ace Morgan Theatre presents A Streetcar Named Desire. Widely considered Williams’ masterwork, this play premiered on Broadway in 1947 and won the 1948 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Set in the French Quarter of hot and steamy New Orleans, the play deals with a culture clash between Blanche DuBois, a woman whose life has been undermined by romantic illusions which lead her to reject the realities of her life, and Stanley Kowalski, a rising member of the industrial, urban working class. It is an American classic that continues to have the same power and impact as when it first appeared. Oct. 4 - 12, 8 p.m., except Oct. 7, 3 p.m., Ace Morgan Theatre Arts Building, Granville, contact (740) 587-6527 or visit www.denison.edu for more information.