Things to do…
Dawes Arboretum - Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70.
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.
Columbus Oktoberfest - Ohio Expo Center, Columbus. Enjoy authentic German food, beer, lively music, games and entertainment at Columbus’ 48th Annual Oktoberfest Sept. 27-29. Hours: Friday (5 p.m. - midnight); Saturday (Noon - midnight); Sunday (noon - 8 p.m.). FREE! For more information visit www.columbusoktoberfest.com
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.
Halloween Fun - Hebron. Devine Farms is opwn for weekend fun. 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.
Meet the Grantmakers Workshop
- Newark. Nonprofit organizations and individuals seeking grants will have an opportunity to engage face to face with private and corporate foundation representatives at the workshop sponsored by Licking County Library from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 1, in Meeting Room A at the Main Library. Panelists include Connie Hawk, Director, Licking County Foundation; Brady T. Burt, Chief Financial Officer, Park National Bank; and Jay Barker, Treasurer, Energy Cooperative Operation Round Up Foundation. Panelists will discuss what they are looking for in successful proposals and how best to develop proposals that align with their priorities and guidelines. There will be ample time for questions and answers, networking, and strengthening relationships with foundation representatives. To register, please call the Main Library’s Information Desk at 740.349.5553, register in person at the Newark Library, or email granthelp@lickingcountylibrary. info.
2013 Scholastic FALL Book Fair - Millersport. The Millersport Elementary School Scholastic Book Fair is open to all students, parents, grandparents, and members of the community. This is a great time to purchase quality books and put them in the hands of our kids. It’s also a great time to find some excellent Christmas gifts! Hours: Tuesday, Oct. 1 and Thursday, Oct. 3 from 9-11:30 a.m. and 1-4 p.m.; Wednesday, Oct. 2 from 9:00 -11:30 a.m., 1-4 p.m. and Family Night 6-8 p.m.; and Friday, Oct. 4 from 9:00 -11:30 a.m.
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!
Ghost Hunting Licking County - Newark. Experience the chilling sights and sounds of haunting evidence in Licking County. The Southeastern Ohio Paranormal Investigators will be with us to share their audio and video evidence from a new paranormal investigation of the old Licking County Jail. They will also be sharing their experiences from other investigations in Ohio including the old Licking County Children’s Home in Newark. This event is free and open to the public from 1:30 - 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5, in Meeting Room A at the Main Library. No registration is necessary.
2013 Oktoberfest - Somerset. Celebrate Somerset’s pioneer past and German heritage at the 2013 Oktoberfest from noon to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5. The festival features local food, music, art and history at the 1808 Historic Jacob Miller Tavern on Pigfoot Square in Somerset. Visitors can watch soap making, potter’s wheel demonstrations, blacksmithing, flax and basket weaving, antique wood working, cider press and making apple butter. For more information visit www.hcapc.org.
The Woods in Your Backyard - Lancaster. This 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. workshop is for landowners who have some woods that they want learn more about. Topics include “tools” for your landowner toolbox (tree id, planting, cutting, soil survey, aerial photos, building habitat, etc.), invasive species impact and intro to wildlife and your backyard with an afternoon ‘in the field.’ a small section of woods that they want to learn more about. Registration is $35 and includes lunch. Registration deadline is Oct. 7. Register online at http://woodlandstewards. osu.edu. More information is available at firstname.lastname@example.org Be sure to dress appropriately!
Chili Cook-off - Granville. The 10th annual charity Chili Cook-off is Saturday, Oct. 12, in front of the Granville Inn and College Town House. Chili chefs will fire up their stoves at 7:30 a.m. Music and family activities begin at 10 a.m. with judging at 12:30 p.m. and the awards ceremony at 1:00 p.m.. Activities for every age include pumpkin decorating, applebobbing, facepainting, cornhole games and other family-friendly activities. Rules and entry forms are available at the Inn’s Front Desk, at www.granvilleinn.com or by calling 740-587-3333.
2nd Annual Bluegrass Ka- Bash - Brownsville. The KaBash returns Saturday, Oct. 5, at Flint Ridge State Memorial Park. Gates open at 9 a.m., Open Stage Jamming 10 - 11 a.m., and concerts 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. featuring Cedar Hill Bluegrass Band (11 & 3), Slate Ridge (12 & 4), Black Powder Express (1 & 5) and Kevin Prater Band (2 & 6). Held rain or shine and under cover. Admission is $20, 16 and under FREE!!. Parking lot jamming permitted. Primitive and generator Camping permitted. Food is available. Bring your lawn chairs! Flint Ridge State Park is located at 15300 Flint Ridge Road, Heath, Ohio 43056.
B.B. King - Newark. Blues legend B.B. King performs at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 8, at the Midland Theatre. Since B.B. started recording in the late 40s, he has released over 60 albums, many of them considered blues classics. Ticket Prices: $100-$35. To purchase tickets call 740-345-LIVE or visit www.MidlandTheatre.org.