Things to do…
Dawes Arboretum - Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70.
Home School Investigations: Fall Changes - Tuesday, October 15, 10 - 11:30 am. It’s not just the leaves that are changing! See how seasonal change effects local wildlife. Join other home school students in exploration of our natural world. Each 90-minute session includes a hands-on science study correlated with the Ohio Academic Content Standards for Science. Sessions are for ages six to ten. Discovery Center- $5 per student.
Night Hike - Fall Color Full Moon Hike - Friday, October 18, 7 - 9 pm. Hike through woodlands, grasslands and wetlands during this full moon hike. Participants explore the rich, autumn colors found in trees and wildflowers by the glow of the moon. The last waning calls of crickets and katydids may be heard and those partaking in the evening experi- ence may be fortunate enough to hear and see waterfowl migrating “across the moon.” Visitors Center Deck-$5/members free
Preschool Storybook Science - Mystery Vine - Thursday, October 24, 10 am and 1 pm. Explore quality children’s literature in a natural setting. Each 45-minute session includes songs, games, crafts, creative movement, outdoor exploration and hands-on science suitable for ages three to five and their special caregiver. Discovery Center -Free, donations welcome.
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 toldbya alocalvolunteer. 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.
Halloween Fun - Hebron. Devine Farms is opwn for week- end 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!
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, apple-bobbing, facepainting, cornhole games and other familyfriendly 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.
Preschool Story Time- Buckeye Lake Library. Preschoolers and their caregivers are invited to join us on Wednesdays at 11 a.m for a storytime, craft, and snack. Fall story time runs through Nov. 13.
Teen Bookmark Program- Buckeye Lake Library. Teens in grade 6-12 are invited to join us on Tuesday, October 15, from 5-6:00 p.m. We will be making bookmarks.
“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.
Harvest Moon Rendezvous - Granville. The Licking Park District presents the Harvest Moon Rendezvous at Infirmary Mound Park, Oct 11, 12, & 13 !! This is a pre-1840 event open to period shooters, sutlers, buckskinners, re-enactors and craftsmen. Witness a living history reenactment of early American life, as it was on the Ohio Frontier prior to 1840 from the Fur Trade era to the Canal era. The encampment is open to the public Friday Noon - 4 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. -4 p.m., and Sunday 9 a.m. -noon, FREE, Contact Jeff and Dee Keefe at 740.281.0430 for more information.
38th Annual Thornville Lions Country Fair- Thornville. This open air event is centered at the intersection of Ohio 204 and Ohio 188 in downtown Thornville. Now in its 38th year, the Thornville Lions Country Fair features 150 craft exhibits, food, fun and more guests than the village can hold. All fees and proceeds from the event go to charity. About 6,000 people attend this one day event. Sunday, Oct. 20 beginning 9 a.m., visit www.thornville.us for more information.
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, action-packed 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
12th Annual Craft & Antique Show - Baltimore. Christ United Methodist Church, 700 South Main Street (Ohio 158) hosts their 12th Annual Craft and Antique Show Saturday, October 26, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Items for sale include: Christmas and fall decorations, antiques of many kinds, and various unique hand crafted items. In addition, there will be a bake sale and lunch items of soup, sandwiches, and homemade pie will be served in the fellowship hall. The $1 admission fee is a ticket for door prizes donated by the vendors. Door prizes will be given away all day. Children under 12 are FREE. Proceeds benefit Sending Love Over There – A weekly mailing of packages of food and personal care items to local servicemen and women stationed in the war zones. Over 4,000 packages have been mailed since 2007.