Things to do…
Dawes Arboretum - Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70.
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 experience 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
Granville Farmers Market - Granville. Last week for the outdoor 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.
Last weekend for Halloween Fun - Hebron. Devine Farms is open 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!
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 Movie Night - Hebron Library. Students in grades 6-12 are invited to come to the Hebron Library from 6:00 to 7:45 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 18, to enjoy a FREE movie based on a teen novel. Snacks will be provided. Since the movie is rated PG-13, students 17 years of age or younger will need a signed permission slip. Slips are available at the library. Call 928-3923 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.
Bean Dinner - Somerset. Help support the Somerset-Reading Township Volunteer Fire Department. Enjoy a bean dinner from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 20, at the Somerset Fire House. The menu includes ham & bean soup, chili soup, hot dogs, coney dogs, sloppy joes, shredded chicken, desserts and beverage. Cost is a donation.
Civil War Lecture - New Lexington. The Phil Sheridan Society has announced the second in its series of free Civil War lectures beginning at noon on Saturday, October 26, at the Perry County Library, 117 Jackson St, New Lexington. This month’s lecture on the Blazer’s Scouts, will be presented by noted author and Civil War historian, Darl L. Stephenson. The Blazer Scouts, aptly named for Capt. Richard Blazer of the 91st Ohio, were an elite group of specialized soldiers that engaged in non-traditional warfare during the second half of the Civil War from 1863-1865. This highly trained, sophisticated unit of scouts and sharpshooters proved such a success that famed Ohio Civil War General Phil H. Sheridan also employed the use of a similar unit which was modeled after Blazer’s scouts. This sort of specialized military unit was the predecessor of what we know today as Special Forces.
12th Annual Craft & An- tique 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.
Trunk or Treat - Buckeye Lake. Children are invited to the annual event at the Buckeye Lake Youth Association from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31. Pickup treats from area businesses and organizations. Visit the haunted house and enjoy, hot chocolate and donuts.
Battle of the Bands - Newark. The Newark Library is offering a FREE “Battle of the Bands” Competition and Concert from 2:00 to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 19. Audience members are encouraged to bring a lawn chair for seating. Five bands will battle it out for $275 in VISA gift cards; the Runner-Up Band will win $175. Half of the band members must be age 18 or under and bands must perform at least one original song. to be judged.
The Ohio Valley Opry - Mc- Connelsville. Shanon Woodard is the featured guest for the 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19 show. Also on the lineup are The Clark Family, The Sigler Family, Matt Coleman, Tai Ray, and country comic- Uncle Doofus. Reserved seats are $10 and are available online at www.ohiovalleyopry.com. Tickets at the door are just $8.