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.
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.
Board Games Night - Hebron. Roll the dice, move your piece and play your card! Looking for some family fun this Friday (Oct. 4) night? Come to the Hebron Library at 6 p.m. for an evening of “old-fashioned” board games. A variety of games for ages 6 and up will be available to play, including Scrabble, Trivial Pursuit, chess, and Pictureka!
Halloween Fun - Hebron. Devine Farms is opwn for weekend fun. Activities and rides. Pumpkins available daily. Visit devinefarms.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!
Blessing of the Animals - Hebron. Join us for a service in honor of St. Francis of Assisi where we will bless animals large and small in the name of Jesus Christ. The service begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5, on the lawn of the the Hebron Christian Church, 612 W. Main Street. Everyone is welcome!
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.
Poker Run & Benefit - Buckeye Lake. Help Paula Dillard Farmer fight cancer on Saturday, Oct. 5, at the Buckeye Lake VFW. First bike out at 10:30 a.m. and last bike out at noon. Spaghetti dinner at 2 p.m. Corn hole tournament at 3 p.m. Live music, silent auction, door prizes, 50/50, lottery board and more.
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!
Sherlock Holmes literary society head speaks - Columbus. Michael F. Whelan, the head of the international Sherlock Holmes literary society - the Baker Street Irregulars - presents“The Bibliophilic Anatomy of a Literary Society.” He will discuss a short history of The Baker Street Irregulars, types of collecting Sherlockiana and small press and journals dealing with fiction’s most well-known character, Sherlock Holmes at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 10, at the Thurber Center, 91 Jefferson Avenue. FREE! For more information, visit www.aldussociety.com
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.
Ohio Artifact Display - Newark. The Newark Library is hosting a display by the Flint Ridge Chapter of the Archaeological Society of Ohio from 9:30 a.. to 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 15. Dr. Robert Curry, chapter president, will accompany the display and answer any questions regarding Ohio Archaeology. Visitors are invited to bring in artifacts for on-site identification. FREE and open to the public. No reservations are needed.
“Don’t Be a Bully” - Newark. October is National Bullying Prevention Month. The Newark Library invites students in grades 6-12 to join us for “Don’t Be a Bully”, an anti-bullying presentation with the YLC and Pathways of Licking County. Come together with others to learn how you can be a champion against bullying on October 15 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in the Newark Library’s Meeting Room A, located on the main floor.
Boo at the Zoo - Columbus. Ghouls and boys of all ages are invited to Boo at the Zoo, a merrynot scary Halloween celebration on Oct. 18-20 and Oct. 25-27.
This year’s event features the all-new Marvel Super Hero LIVE Action Show starring Spider Man, Thor, Iron Man, Hulk and the Green Goblin. This 30-minute, actionpacked show takes place nightly at the Animals on Safari stage at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m.
Stroll through Pumpkin Plaza before heading to Jungle Jack-OLanterns Landing to visit animal friends. Then venture through the Little Boo Mansion and Little Boo Monster Maze. For more fun, visit trick-or-treat stations located throughout the Zoo, and Animals on Safari and Animal Encounters Village shows. Most Boo at the Zoo attractions are included with paid admission and are free to Columbus Zoo members. Hours are: Fridays 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturdays 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sundays 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Children are welcome to dress in costume; however, only adults accompanied by a child or children under 13-years-old will be permitted to wear costumes that do not cover their faces while on Zoo grounds. For a complete schedule of Boo at the Zoo activities visit www.columbuszoo.org/events
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.