Things to do…
Dawes Arboretum - Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70.
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.
Polymer Clay Bluebird Ornament - Sunday, November 3, 1 - 4:30 p.m. Miss seeing the birds flying around outside? Make your own to get you through the winter! Learn how to sculpt clay into the perfect small hanging bird ornament. This class focuses on teaching how to construct a bluebird from polymer clay. The use of different tools will enable you to create texture and fine details. This unique clay can then be placed in the oven to harden. While the clay bakes and cools, learn various painting techniques to make your feathered friend look just like a bluebird. Attach a small piece of ribbon and your bird can hang from any window or branch! Visitors Center, $40/$30 members.
Home School Investigations: Soil Investigation - Tuesday, November 5, 10 - 11:30 a.m. Why do certain plants grow in some places and not in others? Learn about soil, the foundation of life on Earth. 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
Preschool Storybook Science - Turkey for Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 14, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. 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.
Night Hike - The Squirrels Are Nuts! - Friday, November 15, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Although it is still autumn, it looks more like winter! In spite of the barren landscape and apparent quietness, the fields and woods are full of activity. During November, squirrels, as well as chipmunks, sense the impending bad weather right around the corner and frantically spring into action storing more food. Learn the differences in Ohio’s squirrel species in this program by how their nuts are eaten and storing techniques. Visitors Center, Outdoors, $5/members free.
Division of Wildlife Hunter Education Course - Saturday, November 16, noon - 4 p.m. The Dawes Arboretum hosts an Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Wildlife home-study hunter education course. For more details and to register please go to www.dnr.state.oh.us and click on hunter education. Visitors Center, Free.
Botanical Feast - Sat- urday, November 16, 2013 ,10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Sample and learn about common and exotic foodstuffs from around the global pantry. Discover the fascinating and little-known botanical relationships of fruits and vegetables, their surprising geographic origin and the folklore surrounding them. Enjoy recipes prepared by local Culinary Arts Instructor Jess Karr and C-Tec Culinary Arts students offering an in-house smorgasbord. Visitors Center, $40 (No Member Discount or Vouchers).
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
Granville Farmers Market - Granville. The indoor market begins this Saturday from 9:30 to noon at the Granville Elementary School. 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.
Community Document Shred Event - Hebron. Here’s your chance to safely destroy confidential documents. The Village of Hebron and the Hebron Lions Club are co-sponsoring the free event from 9 - 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Hebron Municipal Complex, 934 W. Main St.
RxCollect - Hebron. Licking County residents can dispose of unwanted and expired prescription and over-the-counter medications from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hebron Police Department, 934 W. Main St. Drive-up service is available. Sharps such as needles, syringes and lancets will not be accepted. Participants should remove or black out personal information and leave the medications in its original container or packaging.
Family Fall Festival - Buckeye Lake Library. Stop by the Buckeye Lake Library from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26 for the Family Fall Festival. Enjoy free hot dogs and refreshments, pumpkin painting, fall themed crafts and a magic show presented by Rory Rennick. FREE and open to everyone.
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.
Civil War Lecture - New Lexington. The Phil Sheridan Society has announced the sec- ond 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 & 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.
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.