Things to do…
Dawes Arboretum - Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70.
Fall Perennial Plant Sale - Saturday, Sept. 4, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Stop by to find great deals on landscaping gems. The best of the best in native plants are featured! Choose from a selection of native perennials, many of which were grown on Arboretum grounds. We have other assorted trees and shrubs available at excellent prices. The Visitors Center Deck will be filled with the rare and unusual to your everyday fall blooming favorites. Fall is a great time to add these beneficial plants to your garden! This sale is open to the public, with no entrance fee. Arboretum members receive an extra 15 percent off of their purchases.
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.
Beginning Genealogy and Genealogy and Computer Classes - Newark. Learn how to trace your family’s history. Session I - The Basics begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14, in the first floor meeting room at the Newark Library, 101 W. Main St. Session II - Genealogy and Computers follows. Sessions III and IV are set for Saturday, Oct. 12, followed by Sessions V and VI on Saturday, Nov. 9. Cost is $2 per session with a discount available for paying for all six sessions in advance. Registration forms are available in the Licking County Genealogy Library and online at www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohlcgs2. Pre-registration is not required, but appreciated.
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.
Tube Steak Boogie - Buckeye Lake. Help the Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 1388 raise funds for cancer aid and research starting at noon on Saturday, Sept 14, at Bob’s Bar on Ohio 79 in Buckeye Lake Village. Activities include live music, drawings, 50/50, door prizes and auctions.
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.
“Johnny Clem at Chickamauga” - Newark. The Licking County Library is hosting “Johnny Clem at Chickamauga,” presented by Dennis Keesee author of “Too Young to Die, Boy Soldiers of the Union Army 1861-1865”. Exactly 150 years ago at the Battle of Chickamauga in Georgia, September 18- 20, 1863, Johnny Clem made his name famous as the Drummer Boy of Chickamauga. Come and hear Dennis share the story of Newark’s own Johnny Clem at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 19, in Meeting Room A. There will be an author book sale and signing. Free and open to the public.
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
Glass Pumpkin Making - Newark. The Works: Ohio Center for History, Art & Technology invites the public to visit the museum’s Glass Studio from Noon - 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21, to create fused and hot glass projects. Dropin to design custom glass jewelry or capture your handprint in glass during fused glass experiences. Preregister to participate in a hot blown glass pumpkin making experience. Registration may be done on-line at attheworks.org, or by calling 740- 349-9277. Must be at least 9 years of age to participate in pumpkin making. For more information, visit attheworks.org or call 740- 349-9277.
2013 Fur Ball - Newark. Enjoy an evening out and help the Licking County Humane Society meet an urgent need to provide care for homeless, abused and neglected animals by attending the 2013 Fur Ball from 5:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Newark Metropolitan Hotel. NBC4 Meteorologist Bob Nunnally is the master of ceremony joined by the Paul Clark Band and a very special celebrity guest. Bid on live and silent auction items. Tickets are $75 each or $125 per couple. To purchase tickets visit www.LCHSpets.org/furball or call (740) 323-2100 extension 9.
Youth Aviation Adventure - Newark. The Works: Ohio Center for History, Art & Technology, in partnership with the Newark-Heath Airport, welcomes the Youth Aviation Adventure program to Licking County. This one-day program, sponsored by The Boeing Company and Legacy Strategies, LLC, runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5, and introduce syouth, 12 -18 years of age, to all facets of aviation. For just $5 per person, youth spend the morning interacting with pilots and Boeing engineering professionals while progressing through hands-on learning stations at the airport. Stations include an introduction of how jet and piston engines work, protocol for pre-flight aircraft checks, exploration of the differences between helicopter wing types, airplane approach and landing functions, and airport emergency equipment. Participants then travel to The Works in the afternoon to build their own FPG 9 Glider to take to the air in friendly competitions and discuss aviation career opportunities. Each YAA program participant receives a t-shirt, YAA patch, flight maps, lunch during the event, and is automatically registered to win a free introductory flight lesson. Although Scout affiliation is not required, the YAA Program fulfills all the requirements for the Boy Scout Aviation Merit Badge and is sanctioned by the Girl Scouts of America. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. For complete YAA details and to register, visit attheworks.org or call 740-349-9277.
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.
Ohio Valley Opry with Georgette Jones - McConnelsville. Georgette Jones, the daughter of legendary country music stars George Jones and Tammy Wynette, is the featured guest artist to help the Ohio Valley Opry celebrate its 13th anniversary, with performances at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21, at the historic Twin City Opera House in McConnelsville. Ms. Jones is making Morgan County a stop on her current North American tour to belt out songs from her five solo albums as well as hits she sang with her famed parents. The OVO tailors its show to people of all ages and all walks of life. It features not only the best regional talent but also hosts many national acts and Grand Ole Opry stars. Tickets are $12, $15 or $20 and can be purchased at www.ohiovalleyopry.com, or by calling the Morgan County Visitor Center at 740-962-4909.