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

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 worldrenowned 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!

Fall Perennial Plant Sale – Saturday, Sept. 13, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Visitors Center Deck. It’s time for our annual Fall Plant Sale–where the best of the best in native plants are featured. Choose from our selection of native perennials, many of which were grown on grounds. We have other assorted trees and shrubs available at show-stopping prices as well. Fall is a great time to add these beneficial plants to your garden! Arboretum members receive 15 percent off of their purchase. Free admission.

The Silk Scarf Project: Dyeing with Plants – Saturday, Sept. 20, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and Saturday, Sept. 27, from 8 a.m. to noon. Cost $30 ($20 for members). In this creative two-part workshop participants use a pounding technique to extract dyes from plants onto silk, resulting in colorful scarves that are sure to be the envy of the neighborhood. (Men are also encouraged to attend; alternatively dying silk handkerchiefs instead of scarves.) Ingredients are seasonal plant parts including flowers, leaves, berries and roots. After a soaking period, one-of-a-kind masterpieces are exposed! The session explores techniques on locking in the magnificent colors achieved from pounding methods the week before.

What’s the Buzz on Keeping Bees? – Saturday, Sept. 27, from 10 – 11 a.m. $5 (members FREE). Humans and honeybees have a sweet relationship that stretches far back in time. Bees are not only good for producing honey, but they serve as important pollinators, benefiting gardens and helping to ensure a stable food supply. Today, many backyard gardeners are choosing to start and maintain hives on their property. Join the East Central Ohio Beekeepers to delve into the basics of beekeeping. You’ll learn about local regulations, get a look at beekeeping equipment, visit a functioning hive and leave with an understanding of the time and financial commitment involved.

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

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 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. On Saturday, Sept. 6, the market moves to St. Edwards Catholic Church on Newark Granville Road . All kinds of good things to eat and drink.

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 (select River Round Up Information). Hebron/Union Township volunteers will meet at the Canal Park pavilion, 119. W. Cumberland. Same-day registration 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.

Tween Cookie Extravaganza – Thornville Library. Tweens (ages 9-12) are invited to a cookie extravaganza at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 6. Participants will be making cookie creations, decorating with icings & sprinkles, and MORE! Due to the popularity of this event, registration is requested.

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!

Headaches Aren’t Normal – Hebron Library. Mantonya Chiropractic will discuss headache symptoms and treatments at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 10. 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

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 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.

“Block” Party- Newark. If you love building, this program is for you! Ages 3-10 can build with large building blocks to LEGOS(r) from 2-3 p.m. on Saturday, September 13, at the Main Library in downtown Newark. No registration is needed.

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!

Buddy Walk – Columbus. Millersport’s Evan Bruckelmeyer and his team, Evancredible, are participating in the Down Syndrome Association of Central Ohio’s Buddy Walk on Sunday, Sept. 21, at Crew Stadium. If you would like to support Evan by walking or with an online donation, go to: xhtml?statusCode=303

Hebron Music & Arts Festival – Canal Park, Hebron. The 7th annual festival is set for Saturday, Sept. 27. Activities begin at 8:30 a.m. with a 5K Run/ Walk starting at Evans Park. The Festival Parade with a bike decorating contest steps off at 11 a.m. from New Life United Methodist Church enroute to Canal Park. Car show registration begins at 10 a.m. at Canal Park. Judging for the queens’ pageant begins at noon. Free entertainment includes the Army Reserve Bank from noon to 1 p.m., Hebron’s Got Talent from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m., Shawna Corder’s Shining Stars from 1 – 3 p.m., Lee Gantt Bank from 3 – 5 p.m., Rhese Jordain at 3:30 p.m. and Bowyer Drive from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. Buckeye fans can watch OSU vs. Cincinnati on the big screen. FREE! For more information, visit

Chili Cook-off – Granville. The Granville Inn’s annual charity Chili Cook-off will be held Saturday, Sept. 27, in Opera House Park. Cooks fire up their stoves at 7:30 a.m. Music and family activities begin at 10 a.m. Chili judging begins at 12:30 p.m. with the award ceremony at 1 p.m. Rules are available at

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