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

Basics of Wildlife Management, Saturday, Sept. 8, 10 a.m. – noon. In order to manage wildlife successfully, one needs to have a basic knowledge of management and understand the principles of wildlife management. Learn about the history, purpose, and basics of wildlife management, presented by Conservationist Shane McGuire. From a historical perspective, Shane shares Aldo Leopold’s wildlife management principles and how crucial management is to the overall health and well-being of wildlife species. Dress comfortably as the class will head outdoors to look at wildlife habitats for inspiration! Meet at the Zand Education Greenhouse Classroom, $15 nonmembers, $10 members; registration required.

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. For more information visit www.dawes

Queen of the Lake Public Tours – Buckeye Lake. Enjoy a relaxing and interesting tour of Buckeye Lake at 2 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday aboard the Queen of the Lake II. Board at the North Shore boat ramp in the Village of Buckeye Lake, just off I-70. $10 per person. For more information or call 749-929-1998.

Farmers Market – Baltimore. Enjoy farm-fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, crafts and more from 4 – 7 p.m. on Fridays now thru Oct. 5 at old Basil Firehouse at the corner of West Market and North High streets. For more information visit

Farmers Market – Buckeye Lake. Find local produce, crafts and more from 3 – 6 p.m. on Thursdays in the Buckeye Lake Goodwill store parking lot.

Spirits Come Alive – Newark. Stop by Cedar Hill Cemetery at 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 7, for “Echoes from the Past,” graveyard walk. The Licking County Historical Society, with the help of the Licking County Players Suitcase Theater, will present a walk through Cedar Hill Cemetery, where history will come to life. Local actors will dramatically tell the stories of some of Newark’s earlier residents. This year, six past Mayors of Newark will be featured including Herbert Atherton, Sr., who was in office during the infamous lynching of 1910. Other portrayals include, Col. Charles Kibler, Robert Davidson, Joshua Mathiot, the author Robbins Hunter, and Francis Swartz, who faced the challenge of the great flood of 1913.Licking County Historical Society members and children under 12 are free. There will be a $5.00 fee for non-members. Attendees are encouraged to dress for the weather and wear walking shoes. Call 740-345-4898 for more information. In case of heavy rain or storms, the walk will be held at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 9.

End of Summer Hike – Infirmary

Mound Park End, Granville. Join Ohio Nature Education as we venture into the dark of night to find out who is just waking up and beginning their day.

Meet in the Infirmary Mound Park shelter #6 parking area at 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 7. Ages 6+. FREE!

Caterpillar to Butterfly – William C. Kraner Nature Center 10380 Fairview Rd., Newark. Join Dr. Tom Schultz of Denison University at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8, for a brief introduction to butterflies, their life cycle, and their relationships with plants . We’ll then move outside to see late summer butterflies at Taft Reserve. Bring close-focusing binoculars, if you have them. Binoculars provided as needed. $5

Licking County River Round Up – Licking County. Help clean up our Licking County rivers. The Licking Soil and Water Conservation District is cohosting the annual River Round up on Saturday, Sept. 8. Volunteer groups will be starting at 8 a.m. to clean litter from as many waterways throughout Licking County as possible. Registration and a completed waiver of liability are required. Visit http:// licking-river-round-up-2012- volunteer-registration to register and for more information.

Snider Heart and Lung 5 Mile Run/Walk – Lancaster. Help raise funds on Saturday, Sept. 8, for cardiopulmonary rehabilitation patients that are recommended to participate in cardiac and pulmonary rehab but cannot afford the cost. This year’s race includes a 5-mile run, 5-mile walk, 1-mile walk, along with a children’s race and children’s activities. The event will take place at Fairfield Medical Center. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the race begins at 9 a.m. There is a $25 entry fee if you register before the day of the race or $30 the day of. Registration is available at by clicking under calendar events.

Buckeye Diesel Nationals – Hebron. All-Diesel drags and sled pull – plus monster diesel tractors, truck show, vendors and more at National Trail Raceway, Saturday, Sept. 8. Visit for more information.

“Lite the Nite Car Show”Newark. Voted the #1 Downtown Car Show for the past ten years by Cruisin’ Times Magazine – Ohio’s premier car show returns to Newark’s downtown Square on Saturday, September 8. This is the 27th annual “Lite the Nite Car Show”. Some 500 to 600 vehicles, including antiques, vintage, street rods, classics, motorcycles, and specialty cars, are expected. The show is open to all types of vehicles of all vintages. Registration is from 9:00 a.m. till 4:00 p.m., at the Gazebo on the downtown Newark square. The registration fee is $10.00 per entry. Awards and trophies will be presented at 8:00 p.m. and door prizes will be awarded throughout the day!

Cans for Cancer – Millersport. Help the Ladies Auxiliary to VFW Post 1388 fight cancer by bringing your cans to the Post at 3430 North Bank Rd. from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 8. Proceeds benefit cancer aid and research.

Harvest Moon – Flint Ridge. Honor our freedom fighting warriors on Sept. 8-9 at the Ridge Museum, 14430 Fllint Ridge Rd. SE. Gates open at 10 a.m. each day. Activities include flute, flint knapping. storytellers,dancers, tomahawk demonstration and dream catcher demonstration. All drums and dancers welcome. Free with donations accepted. Plus silent auction and 50/50 drawing. Proceeds go to Lima Company Memorial – Eyes of Freedom and Tri County Gold Star families.

Jean Lockwood Benefit – Hebron. Help pay her medical expenses by joining Hebron Christian Church members at 612 W. Main St., Hebron, for a handbell concert, ice cream social and silent auction at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 9.

“Digital Archiving in Genealogy?” – Newark. Hear Mark S. Middleton’s presentation on digital archiving at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 9, in the lower level story time room at the Newark Libary. Middleton is a member of the Ohio Genealogical Society (OGS), National Genealogical Society (NGS) and the Genealogical Speakers Guild (GSG) and has conducted genealogical research in the states of Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio, Michigan and Indiana. The program is FREE and open to the public. For more information call the LCGS Library at 740-349-5510.

Sunday Library Hours – Newark. Licking County Library’s Main Library begins Sunday hours on Sept. 9. The library will be open from 1 – 5 p.m.

Community Healthcare Discussion – Buckeye Lake. Join Mina Ubbing, president and CEO of Fairfield Medical Center from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 12, at the new Buckeye Lake Library to discuss local, regional and national healthcare issues. FREE and everyone is invited. Light refreshments served.

Meet Author Mary Katherine Arensberg – Hebron. Hebron Library will host author Mary Katherine Arensberg for a reading and book signing of her Civil War era drama, Willa, Thursday, September 13, 2012 from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. at the Hebron Library. Enjoy an interactive evening with the author followed by a question and answer session. Autographed copies of all of her books will be available for purchase at the event. For more information call 740.928.3923 or visit the Hebron Library at 934 West Main Street.

Backwoods Fest – Thornville. Enjoy three days of arts, crafts, food and music Sept. 14 -16. Take Ohio 13 south of Thornville to High Point Road. Admission is $8; children 10 and under are FREE. Visit www.thornvil- or for more information.

Create Custom Glass Beads & Pendants – The Works, Newark. The Works: Ohio Center for History, Art & Technology invites the public to drop-in the Glass Studio on Saturday, Sept. 15 from Noon – 4 p.m. to create glass beads and pendants. During this fun introduction to torchworking, participants will manipulate colored glass heated in the flame of a torch with assistance from a professional glass artist. This is a great activity to start your own custom glass jewelry collection! Participants receive a 45-minute instructional session in groups of four on the torch bench for $25 per person, per session. No appointment necessary and dropin’s are welcome. However, space is limited and honored on a first come, first serve basis. Must be 13 years or older to participate. For more information, visit or call The Works at 740-349-9277.

Columbus Buddy Walk – Columbus Crew Stadium. Please join Evan Bruckelmeyer of Millersport for the 11th Annual Columbus Buddy Walk starting at 9:45 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 23.

Register for the one-mile walk online at Advance registration is $21/person and includes a Buddy Walk t-shirt. Please join Evan’s Team at registration. His theme is Evan Texas Ranger. If you are unable to register online please call Mitchell at 740/503-0705 or Dean Severance at 740/808-0168. Please mail donations and shirt size to Mitchell Severance at 116 Tremont Drive, Baltimore, OH 43105 or Dean Severance at P.O. Box 706, Millersport, OH 43046. Our goal is to reach $1,500 by August 28th and a total of $5,000 by the day of the walk.


Lydia Loveless Concert – Newark. The Great Performers Series at the Ohio State University at Newark hosts local musician Lydia Loveless at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012, in the Founders Hall Auditorium. Loveless, an alternative country singer-songwriter, will perform a solo show, which is free and open to the public.

Hotlicks Bluesfest – Granville. The Bluesfest is a free event organized by the Granville Federation for the Appreciation of the Blues, which annually brings blues musicians from near and far to play. East Broadway between Main and Prospect streets is closed to traffic, with a stage set up at the west end and a beverage tent at the east end. In between, there’s plenty of room to set up lawn chairs, and even to dance. It’s a family-friendly event that draws thousands. Saturday, Sept. 15, 1 to 11 p.m., FREE, visit for more information.

Independents’ Day 2012 – Columbus. The indie celebration, which attracts thousands of people, features live music on four stages, artists, crafters, dancers, street performers, restaurants, food trucks/carts, beer tents, and a kids area. Saturday, Sept. 15, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Downtown, FREE, Gay Street and Pearl Alley, visit for more information.

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