Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70.
Home School Investigations: A Closer Look at Leaves- Tuesday, Oct. 21, 10 – 11:30 a.m., Visitors Center, $5 per student. How many leaves are on a tree and why have they changed color? Answers to these questions and more as we look closely at leaves. 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.
Storybook Science: When Autumn Comes- Thursday, Oct. 23, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., Visitors Center, Free, donations welcome. Preschoolers explore quality children’s literature in a natural setting as only The Dawes Arboretum can provide. Each 45-minute session may include songs, games, crafts, creative movement, outdoor exploration and hands-on science for children ages three to five and their special caregivers.
Adventures in Geocaching – Saturday, Oct. 25, 3:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., FREE. Join this high-tech treasure hunting game played throughout the world by adventure seekers equipped with Global Positioning System (GPS) devices. Experienced geocachers from the Central Ohio Geocachers assist participants in locating hidden containers at the Arboretum.
The idea is to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, and then share the experience online. Participation in geocaching encourages teamwork, leadership skills, problem solving and exercise.
Healthy Cooking for the Holidays – Saturday, Nov. 8, 1 – 3 p.m., Cost $35, members $25. Join us for this special program as we welcome natural foods Chef Mark Zedella, “The Duke of Fork,” to demonstrate healthy and delicious plant-based dishes to grace your holiday table. This class includes a live cooking demonstration, samples of the chef’s creations, recipes, tips on menu planning and a list of Healthy Holiday Alternatives. Chef Mark serves a heap of entertainment and a dash of wit while showing you how to create delicious meals using whole, unprocessed foods. Chef Mark Zedella is a certified natural foods chef and cooking instructor specializing in health-supportive, plant-based cuisine.
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
Community Sidewalk Sale – Baltimore. The Baltimore Area Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a Baltimore Community Sidewalk Sale on Friday, October 17 and Saturday, Oct. 18th. Stop into local businesses for great deals and specials.
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. Last weekend for fall fun. Come out to Devine Farms just west of Hebron on U.S. 40. Hours: Saturdays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays noon to 6 p.m. Buy pumpkins everyday.
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 – Buck- eye Lake Library. Children ages 3-5 are invited for a story, snack and craft at 11 a.m. on Wednesdays through Nov. 12. FREE!
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.
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
Utica Harvest Festival – Utica. The First Annual Utica Harvest Festival runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 18, in downtown Utica, featuring more than 70 vendors including arts, crafts, primitives, jewelry, and food. Visitors can enjoy live entertainment by local musicians as well as bounce houses for the kids. Visit firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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.
Introductory Genealogy – Granville. The Licking County Genealogical Society is hosting an introductory genealogical class beginning at 8 p.m. on Saturday, October 18, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 2486 Newark-Granville Road, Granville. The 1.5 hour educaeerie tional program, titled Genealogy and Technology, will provide the basics of genealogical research enhanced by web technologies. The class will also introduce attendees to the latest in genealogical computer software. A question/ answer session will follow the presentation. Refreshments will be provided during the event. To RSVP for the event or for additional information, please call (740) 927-2882.
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.
Ohio Spirits: Stories, Tales & Legends from Haunted Places in Ohio – Newark. The Main Library invites students in grades 6-12 to enjoy “Ohio Spirits: Stories, Tales & Legends from Haunted Places in Ohio” with Jim Kleefeld at 4 p.m. on Friday, October 24, in the Lower Level Meeting Room. “Hear captivating spooky stories, witness unexplainable phenomena and handle ghostly artifacts.”
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, Oct. 25, at Hebron New Life United Methoidst Church, 925 W. Main St. Suggested $5 donation. Monthly on the last Saturday of every month.
Craft and Antique Show – Baltimore. The 14th Annual Craft and Antique Show runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, October 25, at the Christ United Methodist Church, 700 South Main Street (Ohio 158), Baltimore. Everything is indoors. There will be over 70 vendors, delicious bake sale items, lunch featuring homemade chicken noodle soup and pies, and door prizes. Your $1 admission is a ticket for door prizes donated by the vendors. Door prizes will be given away all day. Children under 12 are FREE. The proceeds help to support the ministries of the church.
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.
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.
The McCartney Years- Newark. The Midland Theatre presents Paul McCartney Tribute Band, The McCartney Years on at 8 p.m. on Firday, November 7. There are many Beatles tributes. But there’s only one show that celebrates the genius of Paul McCartney at the height of his career in the mid 1970s. And this is it! Tickets: $36-$25. To purchase tickets, Call 740/345-LIVE (5483), visit www.midlandtheatre.org , or stop by The Midland box office at 36 North Park Place in downtown Newark, Monday – Friday, 9am to 4pm or one hour before the performance. Add $4 to each ticket for handling and historic preservation fees.