Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70.
Home School Investigations: Incredible Insects – Thursday, Sept. 2, 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Students: $5. Go on an insect walk and get acquainted with the local six-legged creatures. Join other home school students in exploration of the natural world. Each 90-minute session includes a hands-on science study correlated with the Ohio Academic Content Standards for Life Sciences. Sessions are for ages six to ten.
Simple Tricks for Tree Identification – Saturday, Sept. 6, 9:30 a.m. to Noon. Cost: $15 (Members $10). Illustrated books (photos or line drawings) are a means of recognizing “easy” trees; i.e., those with unusual leaf shapes. However, to reliably learn the botanical features that “define” a particular tree genus or species, knowledge of twigs, buds, leaf arrangement and other features is required. Botanist David Brandenburg highlights the key characteristics needed to accurately differentiate one type of tree from another, including many trees that people commonly have difficulty with; for example, hornbeam (Carpinus) and hophornbeam (Ostrya) are readily separated by their conspicuously different barks, but in this class you learn to distinguish these two trees from leaves alone. By the time attendees leave this session, they are ready to tackle the identification of any tree they encounter throughout woodlands in Ohio.
First Saturday Wagon Tour: Quirky Conifers- Saturday, Sept. 6, from 10 a.m – 11 a.m. FREE! Tour our Conifer Glen with Curator Jeff Bowman. Enjoy the breathtaking views in this world-renowned arboretum collection as you learn about some of the quirky conifers planted here. These are guided tours with an emphasis on plants that will have you hopping of the wagon for a closer look! Simple Tricks for Tree Identification – Saturday, Sept. 6, 9:30 a.m. to Noon. Cost: $15 (Members $10). Illustrated books (photos or line drawings) are a means of recognizing “easy” trees; i.e., those with unusual leaf shapes. However, to reliably learn the botanical features that “define” a particular tree genus or species, knowledge of twigs, buds, leaf arrangement and other features is required. Botanist David Brandenburg highlights the key characteristics needed to accurately differentiate one type of tree from another, including many trees that people commonly have difficulty with; for example, hornbeam (Carpinus) and hophornbeam (Ostrya) are readily separated by their conspicuously different barks, but in this class you learn to distinguish these two trees from leaves alone. By the time attendees leave this session, they are ready to tackle the identification of any tree they encounter throughout woodlands in Ohio.
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
Pancake Breakfast – Hebron. Help support the New Life Baby Pantry by enjoying an All-You-Can-Eat Pancake & Sausage breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 30, at Hebron New Life United Methoidst Church, 925 W. Main St. Suggested $5 donation. Monthly on the last Saturday of every month.
The Queen of the Lake II – Buckeye Lake. This 40-passenger tour boat gives tours of Buckeye Lake Saturdays and Sundays. Visitors learn about the lake’s lively history and unique sites, including the one and only floating Cranberry Bog. Public tours depart from the North Shore Boat Ramp off Ohio 79 in Buckeye Lake Village at 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Visit www.buckeyelakehistory.org/queen-of-the-lake.html for more information.
Granville Farmers Market – Granville. Saturdays from 8:30 to noon, on North Main Street between Broadway and College streets. All kinds of good things to eat and drink.
Millersport Lions Sweet Corn Festival – Millersport. It’s ear-resistible Aug. 27 -30. Entertainment headliners are Diamond Rio at 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 29 and Jo Dee Messina at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 30. For a complete schedule, visit www.sweetcornfest.com. Hours: Wed. – Fri. 5 – 11 p.m. and Sat. 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. FREE! Parking is $10.
Labor Day Breakfast – Millersport. Enjoy breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon on Monday, Sept. 1, at VFW Post 1388, 3430 North Bank Road, Millersport. Open to the public. $6. Proceeds benefit Ladies Auxiliary VA Hospital Fund.
Harvest Moon Gathering – Flint Ridge. Traditional Native American Gathering, Sept. 6, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sept. 7, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Lots of family fun!! Intertribal dancing, crafts, food, demonstrations, art, native storytelling, Flint knappers and Vendors. Grand Entry at Noon both days. *Honoring the Life of Wendell Humphrey – Saturday, 2 p.m. *Cherokee Legend & Forgiveness Ceremony – Sunday 2 p.m., The Ridge Museum, 14430 Flint Ridge Rd., Glenford (not at the state park), Sept. 5 is set up day for Vendors. To reserve a spot, call (740) 787-2869 before Aug. 29.
Licking River Roundup – Buckeye Lake and Hebron. Help clean up area waterways from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 6. Pre-registration is now available at http://www.lickingswcd.com/ (select River Round Up Information). Hebron/Union Township volunteers will meet at the Canal Park pavilion, 119. W. Cumberland. Same-day registra- tion begins there at 8 a.m. Work begins at 9 a.m. Clean-up projects are the Hebron Tributary or the South Fork of the Licking River from the county line near Ohio 79 to the intersection of Ohio 79 and I-70. Volunteers will be on foot and should address accordingly. The Buckeye Lake clean-up registration and check-in begins at 8 a.m. at Buckeye Lake Village Hall, 5192 Walnut Rd. SE. Work begins at 9 a.m. Volunteers will clean up on state park lands and along the Spillway Stream on foot. Gloves and trash bags will be provided.
Yoga Classes – Buckeye Lake Library. The Buckeye Lake Library is hosting free yoga classes for any skill level. Classes will be instructed by Lenise Alexandra. The next class is set for 9 – 10 a.m. on Saturday, September 6. Classes are free and open to the public. No registration is required to attend.
Poker Run for Cancer – Millersport. First bike out at 10 a.m. from Buckeye Lake VFW on Saturday, Sept. 6 with the last bike out by noon. Last bike in at 4 p.m. Cars are welcome. Auction, drawings, live entertainment and food for participants.
Cans4Cancer – Millersport. Help the Buckeye Lake VFW Ladies Auxiliary with cancer aid and research. Drop off your cans at the Post, 3430 North Bank Road on Saturday, Sept. 6.
Wine & Woodies – Buckeye Lake Winery. The Buckeye Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society is having a vintage boat show from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 6, at the Buckeye Lake Winery, 13750 Rosewood Rd., Thornville. The wide range of antique boats include Chris Craft, Lyman, Skiff Craft and Hacker Craft. Enjoy classic boats, wine, food and live entertainment. Admission is FREE!
Licking County Genealogical Society – Newark. This month’s program is “DNA – Family Tree DNA Testing Co.” by Debra Dunbar Nowell at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 7, in the 1st Floor Meeting Room of the Licking County Library, in downtown Newark. Everyone is welcome. Meeting and program are FREE.
Headaches Aren’t Normal – Buckeye Lake Library. Mantonya Chiropractic will discuss headache symptoms and treatments at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 9. FREE!
Aldus Society – Columbus. Dr. Jarrod Burks, Director of Geophysical Surveys at Ohio Valley Archaeology, Inc., will discuss his collection of rare books about early Ohio archaeology, including his first edition of the beautifully illustrated Ancient Monuments of the Mississippi Valley (1848), the first publication of The Smithsonian Institution, at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 11, at the Thurber Center, 91 Jefferson Aven. Ancient Monuments is a landmark in American scientific research, the study of the prehistoric indigenous mound builders of North America, and the early development of archaeology as a scientific discipline. Admission is free and open to the public. Informal socializing begins at 7 p.m. For more information visit www.aldussociety.com.
Ohio Pawpaw Festival – Lake Snowden, Albany. The 16th annual festival Sept. 12-14, celebrates the state’s official native fruit – the pawpaw. The three-day event will highlight Pawpaw music, local food and craft beers, contests, art, history, education, sustainable living workshops and kids’ activities. The pawpaw is a nutritious fruit that is known for its creamy texture, similar to a banana or mango, and tropical flavor. In fact, the pawpaw has a stronger nutritional value than apples, peaches and grapes, and is high in protein. Southern Ohio is home to some of the largest and best tasting pawpaw patches in the world. For more information, visit www.ohiopawpawfest.com Hours are Friday – 4 p.m. – midnight; Saturday – 10 a.m. – midnight; and Sunday – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Admission is $10 for a one-day pass or $20 for the entire weekend. Children 12 and under are FREE.
Union Township Tire Amnesty Day – Union Township. Get rid of your old tires from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 13, at the Union Township Complex, 1380 Beaver Run Road. $1 per passenger tire; $3 per truck tire; and $10 per semi-truck or agricultural tire or any tire on a rim. CASH ONLY! Tires must be clean and dry.
Buckeye Lake History Night – Buckeye Lake Library. Hear J-Me Braig from the Buckeye Lake Historical Society and Mseum talk about the history of Buckeye Lake at 7 p.m. on Tuesday,
Sept. 16. She will discuss the Buckeye Lake Amusement Park, Cranberry Bog and much more. FREE!
Preschool Story Time – Buckeye Lake Library. Children ages 3-5 are invited for a story, snack and craft at 11 a.m. on Wednesdays beginning Sept. 17 through Nov. 12. FREE!