Things to do…
Dawes Arboretum - Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70.
Beaded Bugs- Saturday, Sept. 7, noon - 3 p.m. Beading is extremely popular right now and you can join the fun! Create a beaded butterfly, based on the real species, at this beginner’s level class. The hands-on, step-by-step instruction class will give you one-on-one time with the teacher, provide you with all the supplies you will need and will give you the techniques to keep exploring the wonderful world of beading! Your finished butterfly will make the perfect necklace or pin; learn to transform your work into one or the other. Meet at the Zand Education Center Greenhouse Classroom, $40/$30 members.
Music in the Garden: Special Children’s Concert: Firefly- Sunday, Sept. 8, 1:30 - 3 p.m.,Firefly will play a variety of original and contemporary cover tunes about the natural world. They will introduce children to songs about trees, insects, birds, flowers while encouraging them to use their senses to experience the world around them. Firefly features bass, piano, drums and vocals that are upbeat, fun and will have everyone singing along. In addition to the concert, The Dawes Arboretum has fun activities planned for all children. Popsicles will be given to all children while supplies last. Performances cover a variety of genres and will appeal to almost everyone. The concerts are all held in the All Seasons Garden located just north of The Arboretum’s Visitors Center. Visitors are encouraged to bring chairs, blankets and picnic lunches to these free concerts. In the case of inclement weather, performances will be held inside the Visitors Center. Meet at the All Seasons Garden, Free.
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 II Tour Boat - Buckeye Lake. Public tours for the season on beautiful Buckeye Lake aboard the Queen of the Lake tour boat. Tours depart every Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m., boarding at Buckeye Lake State Park North Shore in the Village of Buckeye Lake off Ohio 79. Cost is $10 per person with children under 5 years free. The one-hour tour includes Buckeye Lake history told by a a local volunteer. Reservations are not needed. The boat has a sun roof and hold 40 passengers. Private tours are available for groups of 10 or more. For more information, visit www.buckeyelakehistory.org
Baltimore Farmers Market - Baltimore. Good things to eat on Fridays from 4 - 7 p.m. at Basil Park to Oct. 11.
Granville Farmers Market - Granville. Check out the area’s best farmers’ market from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Saturdays on North Main Street between Broadway and College streets. All kinds of good things to eat and drink.
Home & Garden Show and Holiday Fest - Ohio Expo Center, Columbus. The Home & Garden Show and Holiday Fest Sept. 6-8 is the perfect opportunity for you to round out your final home project of the year AND get a jump on your holiday entertaining. Come meet with more than 200 home-improvement experts and pros. There will be celebrity guests, special events, fun for the kids, a winter garden and vendors who have everything you need for the end-of-year holidays - from Halloween to New Year’s. Hours: Friday and Saturday - 10 am - 8 pm; Sunday - 10 am - 6 pm. $6 admission. For more information, visit www.dispatchevents.com
Adult Gaming Night - Newark. The Licking County Library will hold the first Adult Gaming Night on from 8 p.m. to midnight on Friday, September 6, at the downtown Newark library. We will have PS3, Wii, Xbox360 and lots of table top games provided by Game Table Adventures. You must be 18 years or older to attend. Please bring identification. Free of charge.
Hunter Barber Hog Roast & Fundraiser - Thurston. The 9th annual event begins at noon on Saturday, Sept. 7. Activities include corn hole tournament, Power Wheels derby, tractor pull and lots of activities for children plus food and music. Proceeds fund training and equipment for emergency pediatric care in Fairfield County.
Columbus Paper, Postcard, and Book Show - Ohio Expo Center. Visit the Columbus Paper, Postcard, and Book Show from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 8. There will be 40 - 60 dealers offering vintage paper collectibles including postcards, books, paper advertising, stereo view cards, trade cards, old photographs, magazines, documents, non-sports cards, military paper items, paper sports collectibles, and items to store and protect paper items. For more information visit www.facebook.com/pages/Columbus-Paper- Show/134469001768
Homeschoolers Series - Hebron Library. This fall supplement your child’s lessons with library programs and activities especially designed for homeschoolers.
• Wednesday, September 11th, 2:00 pm: The Hebron Fire Department will talk to kids about fire safety and demonstrate the use of fire extinguishers.
All programs are at the Hebron Library, and no registration is required.
Jerrie Mock Honored at The Works - Newark. The Works: Ohio Center for History, Art & Technology is proud to share the story of Newark native, Geraldine “Jerrie” Mock and be home to a permanent statue erected in her honor. Mock, the first woman to successfully complete a solo flight around the world in 1964, will be honored at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14, with a statue dedication in The Works’ LeFevre Courtyard. This ceremony is free and open to the public. This dedication event also includes the unveiling of a United States Postal Service cancellation honoring Mock’s accomplishment. Commemorative memorabilia will also be available for purchase including the hardback publication of the 50th Anniversary Edition of Three-Eight Charlie, by Jerrie Mock.
Spaghetti Dinner - Hebron. American Legion Post 285 is holding a spaghetti dinner from 4-7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14, at the Water Street Legion Hall. Proceeds help support Boys State and Girls State. A flag burning ceremony follows the dinner.
Spaghetti Dinner - Thurston. Help support the Thurston-Walnut Township Fire Department. All you can eat spaghetti dinner including salad and garlic bread from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 15, at the fire station. Adults - $8; Seniors - $7; and Children - $6. Save $1 on advance tickets. 50/50 drawing with $2 tickets.
Jack Hanna’s Fall Fest - Columbus Zoo. Celebrate Jungle Jack Hanna’s 35 amazing years of fun, conservation and khaki from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sept. 21 -22. The “Hanna-versary” includes fall activities, Jack Live on stage, Jack Hanna’s Pumpkin Carving Competition, a visit from Garfield and more! For more information, visit www.columbuszoo.org
Hot Licks Bluesfest - Granville. The 13th Annual Hot Licks Bluesfest is Saturday, Sept. 7. The free entertainment in downtown Granville begins at 1 p.m. Headliner Ruthie Foster will appear at approximately 8:30 p.m. Bring lawn chairs and blankets for the evening. Visit www.freewebs.com/hotlicks/ or for more information.
Blood, Sweat & Tears - Newark. September 20, 2013 @ 8:00pm - The Midland Theatre is proud to present contemporary jazz-rock band Blood, Sweat & Tears at 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 20. BS&T has been cranking out the hits since 1967 including songs like: “You’ve Made Me So Very Happy,” “Spinning Wheel,” and “When I Die.” Tickets prices are $65- $45 and available by calling 740/345-LIVE (5483), Monday thru Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., on the web at www.midlandtheatre.org. or at the Midland Theatre, 36 N Park Place, Newark.