Things to do…
Dawes Arboretum - Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70.
Botanical Feast - Nov. 10, 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.,Sample and learn about common and exotic foodstuffs from around the global pantry. Discover the fascinating and little-known botanical relationships of fruits and vegetables, their surprising geographic origin and the folklore surrounding them. Enjoy recipes prepared by local Culinary Arts Instructor Jess Karr and C-Tec Culinary Arts students offering an in-house smorgasbord. Event Cost: General Admission (No Member Discount or Vouchers): $40, meet at the Visitors Center
Leonid Meteor Shower Night Hike - Nov. 16, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Attend a short indoor program on the Leonid Meteor Showers and then go on a hike to explore the night sky! General Admission: $5, Members (Registration Required): FREE, meet at the Visitors Center.
Enjoy the fall colors. 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
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. Through October 28, at the Ohio Expo Center, visit www.oqha.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!
Abandoned Mansion - Fairfield Beach. Can you handle what’s lurking in the shadows? Test your nerves Saturday, Oct. 27, from 8 - 11 p.m., at the Fairfield Beach Clubhouse, Laurel Road. Admission is $5 per person, cash only.
Last Weekend for Fall Fun on the Farm - Hebron. Visit Devine Farm for weekend fun through Oct. 28. 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.
Hi-Lights 2012 - Hebron. See the Lancer Marching Band perform all their music and dancing from their 2012 season. Thursday, Nov. 1 and Friday, Nov. 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the Lakewood Performing Arts Center. Admission $6. Tickets available at www.lancerband.net or call 740-928-4496.
Create Custom Glass Beads & Pendants - Newark. The Works: Ohio Center for History, Art & Technology invites the public to drop-in the Glass Studio on Saturday, November 3, 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 visit attheworks.org or call 740-349- 9277.
Licking County Genea- logical Society - Newark. The November meeting set for 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 4, features a presentation on“The Genealogy Collection at the Columbus Metropolitan Library,” by Russ Pollitt, Genealogy Subject Specialist, Columbus Metropolitan Library. The meeting is free and open to the public. For more information call the LCGS Library at 740- 349-5510.
Grocery Coupon Workshop - Newark. Licking County Library is offering a Savings Nation grocery coupon workshop on Monday, November 5, 2012, from 6:00 to 7:45 p.m. at the Newark Library, 101 West Main, Newark. The event is free and open to the public. The workshop will be taught by Lynette Rice, author of CleverlySimple.com and a Savings.com DealPro. The Savings Nation coupon workshop will give participants the tools, information and community support they need to save up to 50% on weekly groceries. Participants will learn about store coupon policies, how to avoid common marketing traps at the grocery store, and get practical help in planning menus. Registration is requested as seating is limited. Register online at http://www.cleverlysimple.com/savingsnation/ or call the Newark Library at 740.349.5553.
Finding Financial Support for Education - Newark. Licking County Library will host a free workshop on funding for education on Monday, November 12, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. in Meeting Room A at the Newark Library. David Holmes of the Foundation Center’s Cleveland office will guide participants through the process of seeking financial support from foundations to pursue their studies. The class will also offer tips on searching the Foundation Center’s database, Foundation Grants to Individuals Online, which is available at the Newark Library. Karen Jones, Program Officer of the Licking County Foundation, will be presenting information on the scholarships available to high school students and adults in Licking County. For more information or to register for the class, contact the library at 740.349.5553.
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.