Things to do…
Dawes Arboretum - Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70.
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 Foliage - Ohio. Ohio is seeing a significant increase in true fall color across the state, according to Fall Color Forester Casey Burdick with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.
“The northern two-thirds of the state are seeing near peak to peak conditions while southern Ohio is starting to see some good fall color,” said Burdick. “Maples are starting to see some great color, including an array of yellows, oranges and reds.”
All American Quarter Horse Congress - Columbus. Now in its 46th year, the All American Quar- ter 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. Through October 28, at the Ohio Expo Center, visit www.oqha.com for more information.
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.
Mitt Romney And Paul Ryan Campaign Appearance - Lancaster. Republican candidates Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan will attend a Victory Rally at Lancaster Town Square on Friday, Oct. 12. Site opens at 3:15 p.m. with the program scheduled for 5:40 p.m. Free tickets are available on Thursday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Lancaster Victory Center, 118 East Main St., the Reynoldsburg Victory Center, 1940 Baltimore Reynoldsburg Road or by visiting www.mittromney.com/OH
Restore the Baltimore City Hall & Opera House - Baltimore. The Baltimore Downtown Restoration Committee needs help restoring this beautiful historic landmark at the corner of Main and Market streets. Come to our first planning meeting at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 14, at the theater. Help us sweep away the dust after the meeting to prepare for Trick or Treat Theater visitors from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25.
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.
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.
Craft Show - Buckeye Lake. Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church hosts its first annual craft show from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13, in the social hall behind the church. Free admission and parking.
The Fascinating World of Bats! - William C. Kraner Nature Center, Newark. Join Marne Titchenell, OSU Extension Wildlife Program Specialist at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13, as we discuss our only true flying mammal. We’ll have our live bats on display in the nature center bat cave. $5 per person.
Octagon’s Final Open House of the Year- Newark. The public is invited to attend an open house at the Octagon from 1 - 5 p.m. on Sunday, October 14, featuring tours, crafts, and atlatls. The golf course on the site will suspend play, and visitors have the opportunity to walk throughout the earthworks during this “golf-free day” and discover this amazing structure that was built over 2,000 years ago. The open house and activities are free and open to the public. The Octagon is at 33 Parkview Road, Newark. For more information, contact the Newark Earthworks Center at 740.364.9584 or email@example.com
“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.
Jazz Guitar Festival - Denison University, Granville. Denison University’s 16th Annual Jazz Guitar Festival kicks off a weekend of music with a concert featuring John Carlini and the “Music of David Grisman” with members of Denison’s music faculty, Andy Carlson, Michael Smith, Casey Cook and Doug Richeson, at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 19, in the Burke Recital Hall (240 West Broadway). The festival continues with a series of clinics taking place from noon to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20, in the Rehearsal Room of Burke Hall, and will conclude with a concert featuring the Gene Bertoncini/Michael Moore Duo and the Tom Carroll Quartet with Doug Richeson, Seth Rogers and special guest Mark Flugge on piano,_ at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20, in the Burke Recital Hall This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.denison.edu
Noah Shull Concert - Newark. The Great Performers Series at the Ohio State University at Newark will host local musician Noah Shull at 7 p.m. on Saturday, October 20, 2012, in the Black Box Theater in LeFevre hall. Shull, who hails from Mt. Vernon, plays traditional country blues on acoustic guitar. His show is free and open to the public.
Tell Me Something Good with Todd Rundgren & Ethel - Newark. This 7:30 p.m. show on Wednesday, Oct. 24, is the thrilling collaboration between ETHEL and ‘70’s icon, Todd Rundgren. Having toured together in the United States and Europe in 2005, they found a deep connection and ongoing friendship in their passion for authenticity and their curiosity about what’s emerging. Each has assaulted the boundaries of convention with dynamic creativity. The energy onstage is explosive and beautiful. Tickets are $50- $28.50. To purchase tickets, call 740/345-LIVE (5483), visit www.midlandtheatre.org , or stop by The Midland box office, 36 North Park Place, Newark, Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. or one hour before the performance. Please note: add $3 to each ticket for handling and historic preservation fees
ArcAttack! - Newark. Creators of the original Singing Tesla Coils, the crew of ArcAttack uses their high tech wizardry to generate a truly ‘electrifying’ performance at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 26, at the Midland Theatre. Two custom engineered hand built Tesla Coils throw out electrical arcs up to twelve feet long, each one acting as an instrument with a sound reminiscent of the early days of the synthesizer. A robotic drum set accompanies the spectacle, it’s high power LED’s flashing bright colors with the stroke of each mechanically actuated stick, while ArcAttack’s six members churn out rhythmic instrumental melodies. Live instruments meet drum loops and samples to produce rock, electronica and indie with a splash of punk and a dash of metal served with a side of pop. Tickets are $14-$6. To purchase tickets, call 740/345-LIVE (5483), visit www.midlandtheatre.org , or stop by The Midland box office, 36 North Park Place, Newark, Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. or one hour before the performance. Please note: add $3 to each ticket for handling and historic preservation fees.
“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.