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Things to do…

Things to do…


Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70.

Beginning Bonsai – Two sessions, Wednesday, September 12 & 19, 7 – 10 p.m. This two-session bonsai course will introduce you to the art of bonsai. The first session will lead you through the history of bonsai, types of plants to use, containers, bonsai soil, tools needed and pruning needs. During this first session, students will also plant a tree in a container to take home and nurture until the next session. During the second session, students learn how to prune and style their tree using special wire. Materials for this course include one tree, bonsai container, growing media, wire and an Art of Bonsai booklet. $45/$30 members, reservation required, meet at the Zand Education Center

Identifying Native Trees- Saturday, September 15, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. Explore the techniques used to identify many native trees in our landscape as well as some tricky trees. Characteristics involving leaves, fruits, flowers, bark, buds and more will be discussed and samples will be provided. $10/$8 members, reservation required, meet at the Visitors Center.

The grounds are open from dawn to dusk. 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. Call 740-323-2355 or 800-44-DAWES for information or visit www.

Lithopolis Honeyfest Lithopolis. Celebrate National Honey Month on the grounds of Wagnalls Memorial Memorial, 150 E. Columbus St. from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8. Live music by Neil Jacobs, Dave Hawkins, Luxury Brown, Cornerstone gospel, Slapdash Jazz Quartet and Swings the Thing Big Band. Honey-made and homemade food, honey bakeoff and silent auction, “Busy Beehive” fun booth, Ohio honey and an invitation-only finearts and crafts show. For more information, visit

Geology Rocks! William C. Kraner Nature Center. From glaciers to caverns, rich natural gas and coal deposits to spectacular rock outcroppings and formations Ohio has a diverse landscape. Step back in time millions of years and learn how Ohio’s geologic landscape was formed with local geologist Gary Sitler as he shares some fascinating information about Ohio’s geology at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8. Join Gary after his program for a “Geology Road show” as he helps visitors identify rocks that they have brought with them. Each one has its own story to tell and this session always proves to be very educational and fascinating. Visitors are asked to bring no more than two rocks for identification.For more information, call 587-2535.

Robert Sapolsky Denison University, Granville. The renowned neuroscientist and author will speak on stress-related diseases in humans and animals; 8 p.m., Thursday, September 6, Swasey Chapel (200 Chapel Drive). Free and open to the public. Contact 740-587-6202 to confirm information.

Fly-In, Drive-In Breakfast – Newark-Heath Airport. Join the local chapter of the Experimental Aircraft Association for their annual breakfast starting at 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8. Pilots from all over Ohio and neighboring states are expected. Come out to see all types of general aviation aircraft from modern production aircraft to vintage and classic aircraft. Many homebuilt experimental aircraft are also expected. Free airplane rides for children ages 8 through 17 will be available. A parent or legal guardian must be present to grant permission for the free flight. The free flights begin at 10 a.m. and continue until 2 p.m. Breakfast is served for a modest charge from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Everyone is welcome.

Baltimore Farmers’ Market – Old Basil Firehouse. Buy fresh produce, baked goods, jams and jellies and crafts every Friday from 5 – 7 p.m. The old Basil Fire House is at the corner of West Market Street (Ohio 256) and North High Street. Free entertainment the last Friday of each month. Sponsored by the Baltimore Downtown Restoration Committee. For more information contact Market Master Mike Grover at 740-304-2004 or

Hebron Farmers’ Market Canal Park. Buy directly from area farmers and artisans on Wednesdays from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Sponsored by the Hebron Business Association.

Backwoods Fest Thornville. The popular arts, crafts, food and music show, featuring over 250 crafters, has added an extra day, running Sept. 14-16, rain or shine. Hours on Friday and Saturday are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $6 with 10 and under free. Parking is free. Take High Point Road east off Ohio 13. For more information visit www.thornvillebackwoodsfest. com.

“Lite The Nite Car Show” – Newark. Voted the #1 Downtown Car Show for the past six years by Cruisin’ Times Magazine – Ohio’s premier car show returns for 22nd year to Newark’s downtown Courthouse Square on Saturday, September 8th. Nearly 1,000 vehicles including antiques, vintage, street rods, classics, motorcycles, and speciality cars are expected. Registration is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at $8 per entry. Awards and trophies will be presented at 8 p.m. from the steps on the east side of the Licking County Courthouse, as well as door prizes awarded throughout the day! Funds support the annual Christmas lighting of the Licking County Courthouse and other community charities. The holiday decorated Courthouse is a Licking County tradition dating back to 1949. A number of vendors and crafters will have displays on the Courthouse lawn.

Art at the Bog Buckeye Lake. Join visiting silversmith Bridgette Huet from Oaxaca, Mexico and area artists Carol Callif, printmaker; Linda Fowler, art quilts; and Joy Pratt, painter for the Art at the Bog exhibition and sale from 1-5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 1 at 156 Slocum. Take Union Street off Ohio 79 in Buckeye Lake to Cranberry Lane to 156 Slocum.


Legend Valley Thornville, The outdoor venue known for bringing the Grateful Dead, ZZ Top, Hank Williams. Jr., and Bon Jovi to the Lake Area is open and rockin’ once again! It’s located just south of the I-70 and Ohio 13. For detailed directions and ticket information, visit www.legendvalley. net.

  • Aug. 31 through Sept. 2- Hookahville 28 featuring Ekoostik Hookah and special guest the Dark Star Orchestra. Camping and music all weekend.

  • Sept. 22- David Allen Coe with special guest Bryan Lewis

  • Sept. 28 and 29- The Harvest Moon festival featuring One Under.

    “Take 5” with Dwight Lenox – Newark. The Works in downtown Newark will hold a free outdoor concert on Friday, September 7th, featuring vocalist Dwight Lenox. Lenox will perform from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

    Lenox will sing a variety of classics made famous by stars such as Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, James Ingram and Stevie Wonder, featuring blues, ballads, jazz and swing. The concert will be held in The Works’ LeFevre Courtyard one block south of the Courthouse Square in Newark.

    Concert goers are welcome to eat lunch during the concert and may bring their own lunches or purchase boxed lunches on-site from Heritage Deli. Some tables and seating will be provided. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets to spread out on the grass. In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be held inside the Central Gallery located at the west end of the courtyard.

    Hot Licks Blues Fest Granville. The Blues Fest returns for its eighth year in downtown
    Granville from noon until 10 p.m. on Saturday, September 15. Guitar god Hubert
    Sumlin is the featured act. He is listed in Rolling Stone’s The 100 Greatest
    Guitarists of All Time. He takes the stage at 6:30 p.m. Cincinnati’s Robin Lacy
    and DeZydeco wraps up the evening. The lineup also includes Mojo Kings kicking
    off the festival at noon, Inner City Blues at 1 p.m. , Chicago’s Kilborn Alley
    Blues Band at 2:30, and Roger Hoover at 4 p.m. The fest is free, sponsored by
    Granville Federation for the Appreciation of the Blues.

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