Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70.
Julie Zickefoose: Situational Awareness and the Art of Disappearing – Saturday, Oct. 11, 2-3 p.m. Cost: $5; Members Free. Nature has the power to heal us and bring us closer to the creative power that resides inside us, waiting to be released. Julie Zickefoose offers simple tools to help tap into nature’s power to restore and revive that spirit. With prose, poetry and music Julie demonstrates how she hooks into something larger each time she steps outside, and translates that into content-and contentment. This is a love letter to Appalachian Ohio in every season and mood.
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. Saturdays from 8:30 to noon, on North Main Street between Broadway and College streets through Oct. 25. All kinds of good things to eat and drink.
Fall Fun – Hebron. Come out to Devine Farms just west of Hebron on U.S. 40 for weekend fall fun. Kid’s ( ages 3-10) Pedal Tractor Pull at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 12. Registration begins at 1 p.m. Trophies and ribbons awarded. Rain or shine! Hours: Saturdays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays noon to 6 p.m. Buy pumpkins everyday.
Cranberry Bog Paddle Fest – North Shore Boat Ramp, Buckeye Lake. The inaugural Cranberry Bog Paddle Fest runs from 10-2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 12. Enjoy lunch, a guided tour of Cranberry Bog, a ride on the Queen of the Lake II and a oneyear membership in the Greater Buckeye Lake Historical Society for just $45 per person. Bring your own canoe, kayak, paddles, life jackets and water bottle. For more information, call the Buckeye Lake Museum at 740- 929-1998. On-line registration is available at www.buckeyelakehistory.org
Preschool Story Time – Hebron Library. Children ages 3-5 and their caregivers are invited to join us every Tuesday at 11 a.m. for stories, songs, and a craft. Fall story time themes include kites, fairy tales, farm animals, and grandparents. FREE with no registration needed.
Preschool Story Time – Buckeye Lake Library. Children ages 3-5 are invited for a story, snack and craft at 11 a.m. on Wednesdays through Nov. 12. FREE!
Bob Evans Farm Festival – Rio Grande. Nearly 30,000 visitors from 20 states are expected to attend the 44th annual Bob Evans Farm Festival October 10 – 12. The Farm Festival features downhome entertainment, great food, homestead living displays, and more than 100 demonstrators and crafters throughout the weekend. A variety of regional and nationally-known musical acts will also perform for crowds during the festival weekend, including The Roys, the Hillbilly Gypsies and the Joe Freeman Band on Friday at the Homestead Stage with repeat performances by The Roys and the Joe Freeman Band at 7 p.m. “in the holler” (weather permitting). On Saturday, Vernon McIntyre’s Appalachian Grass, Open Rail and The Wayfarers will perform throughout the day at the Homestead Stage. On Sunday, numerous artists will also perform at the Homestead Stage, including Rachel Burge & Blue Dawning, Johnny Staats & The Delivery Boys and Adkins & Loudermilk. A “Farewell Tour” performance by legendary country music icon, Dr. Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys will round out Sunday’s performances. Country rockers Little Texas will be a highlight for the musical entertainment this year with a performance on Saturday night “in the holler” at 7:30 p.m.
For more information visit http://www.bobevans.com/ourfarms/ bobevansfarm/annualfarmfestival. aspx.
Genealogy Classes – Newark. The Licking County Genealogical Society continues their Basic Genealogy and Genealogy Using Computer classes on Saturday October 11 in the Storybook room (lower level) of the Newark Library, 101 W. Main ST. Registration for the first session starts at 9:30 a.m. with the class beginning at 10:00 a.m. We will discuss using Census records, Vital records and Land records in your search for your ancestors. Registration for the second session is at 11:15 a.m. and class will start at 11:30 a.m. We will discuss and demonstrate how to use genealogy websites such as Ancestry; family search and Fold3. The cost is $2 per person per session. Registration forms are available at the library and www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohlcgs2. Pre-registration is appreciated but not required.
Battle of the Bands – Newark. The Main Library is offering a FREE “Battle of the Bands” competition and concert on Saturday, October 11 from 2:00 to 4:30 pm.
Spaghetti Dinner – Hebron. Enjoy an all you can eat spaghetti dinner from 5 – 7 p.m. on the second Saturday of every month at the Hebron American Legion Post 285 on Water Street. Donations accepted.
Circleville Pumpkin Show – Circleville. The giant show will attract nearly 400,000 visitors over its Oct. 15 – 18 run. Everything pumpkin. Visit www.pumpkinshow.com for all the details.
Grant Workshop for Artists and Nonprofit Arts Organizations – Newark. In recognition of October’s Funding for the Arts Month, Licking County Library is hosting a grant workshop for artists and nonprofit arts organizations at the Main Library from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 16, 2014. This brown bag lunch workshop will help artists and nonprofit arts organizations alike become better grant seekers and increase their funding. The program will be presented by Carrie Miller, Regional Training Specialist, with the Foundation Center’s Cleveland office. Bring your own lunch. Drinks and dessert will be provided.
Spooky Tales – Hebron Library. Are you ages 4 – 104? Do you like to be scared? Come and listen to storyteller Teri Lott share ghostly tales from around the world from the safety of the Hebron Library. Join us at 6 p.m. on Thursday, October 16.
Indoor Yard Sale – Buckeye Lake. Help support cancer aide and research. Find some bargains at the Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 1388 In-door Yard Sale from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 17 and 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 18.
Apple Butter Stirrin’ Festival – Roscoe Village, Coshocton. Visit Roscoe Village on October 17, 18 & 19 and experience all the exciting activities at the 45th Annual Apple Butter Stirrin’ Festival! For details visit www.roscoevillage.com
Heroes of Olympus Book Release Party – Newark. Celebrate the release of The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan, the final book in the Heroes of Olympus series! Children in grades 3 – 8 are invited to register for games, crafts, snacks, and prizes at the Main Library of Licking County Library at 2 p.m. on Saturday October 18. Registration is required. Call 349-5550 for more information.
Thornville Lions Country Fair – Thornville. Come to downtown Thornville on Sunday, Oct. 19, for the annual Country Fair. More than 150 vendors with refinished antiques and handcrafts of all kinds. Sales from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Plenty of food available. FREE admission. Vendor spaces are still available. Call Larry Roberts at 740-246-6194 for more information.
Basil Garden Club – Baltimore. Ohio’s oldest garden club meets at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 20, at the Basil Park Community Center, North High and Washington Streets, Baltimore. Master Gardener Barbara Velez-Barbosa presents a program on Native Plants. The club meets on the third Monday of each month and visitors are welcome to attend the meetings and programs. For more information about the club, contact president Trudy Keck at 740-862-8206.
Tween Creepy Cupcake Challenge – Buckeye Lake Library. Teens and tweens in grades 4-8 are invited to the Buckeye Lake Library from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 21, for a Creepy Cupcake Challenge. You decorate them, we judge them and then you eat them! All supplies provided. FREE with no registration needed.
Fall Festival – Buckeye Lake Library. Join us at the Buckeye Lake Library from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25, for our Family Fall Festival. Enjoy hot dogs, punch and light refreshments while supplies last. There will be fun fall crafts and don’t forget to wear your favorite custume. FREE with no registration needed.
Mystery Dinner Theater – Newark. The Licking County Historical Society presents “Crime and Punishment,” a detective story set in the roaring 20s, on Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Buckingham Meeting House, Veterans’ Park. Social hour begins at 6 p.m., followed by dinner and a night of crime solving fun! Come and experience suspense, mystery, and intrigue as the audience helps solve the crime. Roaring 20s costumes optional, but would add to the fun! Cost: $30 for LCHS members, $35 for nonmembers Reservations required by October 22. Call 740-345-4898 for reservations and more information
Music Under the Cupola – Newark. Licking County Library hosts national fiddle champion, Kenny Sidle, from 2 – 3 p.m. on Sunday October 12, on the upper level under the cupola. Sidle was a staff musician at Hillbilly Park in the 1940s and Flowers Hall in the 1960s. He has won numerous regional, state and national awards, including state championships in Ohio, Pennsylvania, a West Virginia and Kentucky.
Boz Scaggs- Newark. A casual listen to the Boz Scaggs discography makes one thing obvious: Boz Scaggs, eager to perform at the Midland, is both a musical seeker and a man of sizable talent as a singer, songwriter and guitarist. His explorations in blues and r&b, rock and jazz have produced lasting work and a career that has brought with it acclaim, a loyal following, and an enduring respect among musicians. Friday Oct. 31, 7 p.m., Midland Theatre, visit midlandtheatre.org for more information.
2011, Zullo won an International Acoustic Music Award for ‘Best Female Performer’. FREE admission for this one of a kind