Things to do…
Dawes Arboretum - Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70.
Japanese Harvest Moon Celebration - Friday, Sept. 20, 7 to 9 p.m. Experience an evening of romance and magic in The Arboretum’s Japanese Garden, lit with hanging lanterns and floating luminaries in celebration of the fall harvest. In Japan, fall is celebrated by the viewing of the harvest moon or “O-Tsukimi.” Enjoy a rare evening experience in the lantern-lit Japanese Garden, celebrating this centuries old tradition. Have a sip of the moon’s reflection in a cup of sake, ensuring that next year you will have good luck in love. Delight in delicious green tea and pastries while strolling in the garden. Included during the evening is a special presentation by an astronomy expert and a close up look at the Harvest Moon through telescopes. See origami artists crafting paper art, listen to the sounds of Japanese music and enjoy the taste of traditional Japanese beverages. Adult: $15, Children 12 and under: Free, meet at the Visitors Center.
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.dawesarb.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.
“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.
Halloween Fun - Hebron. Devine Farms opens for weekend fun Sept. 21-22. Activities and rides. Pumpkins available daily. Visit devinefarms.com for more information.
Hebron Music and Arts Festival - Hebron. The Hebron Music and Arts Festival returns Saturday, Sept. 28, in Canal Park. Main Stage Lineup: The Army Reserve Band Noon – 1 p.m., Paul Clark 1:30 – 3 p.m., Shawna Corder’s Shining Stars – Gazebo Stage, 2 - 4 p.m., Jonalee White 3:30 – 4:45 p.m., Adin Stickle Acoustic – Gazebo Stage 4:30 p.m., and McGuffey Lane 5 – 6:30 p.m. Race day registration for 5K Run/ Walk begins at 7:30 a.m. at Evans Park. Event starts at 8:30 a.m. Parade begins 11 a.m. All kinds of activities for young and old. Visit www.hebronmusicandartsfestival.com for more information.
Pre-School Storytime - Hebron Library. Preschoolers and their caregivers are invited to join us every Tuesday at 11 a.m. for stories, songs and a craft. Fall storytime themes include kitchen fun, pets, and things that go zoom!
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 introduces youth, 12 -18 years of age, to all facets of aviation. Cost is $5 per person which includes a t-shirt, patch and lunch. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. For complete YAA details and to register, visit attheworks.org or call 740-349-9277.
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. 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.
Soul’D Out Quartet- Baltimore. The quartet evangelizing God’s Work through song at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 22, at the Fairfield Christian Church North Campus, 3420 Blacklick Eastern Rd. Tickets are available at the door for $10.