Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70.
Home School Investigations: Wildlife CSI – Tuesday, Nov. 4, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., $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.
HSI: Middle School – Thursday, Nov. 6, 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. Cost $8 per student. Series 1: Introduction to Field Investigations. Join us for in-depth science classes for home school students who are ready to explore our natural world. Discover how to conduct a field investigation, learn what global climate change is all about and contribute to citizen science research. All classes incorporate scientific inquiry and connect to the state of Ohio’s New Learning Standards for middle school students ages 11 – 14. Identify questions, design and conduct a scientific investigation, use tools and techniques to gather, analyze and interpret data and develop descriptions, explanations and predictions using evidence. Individual classes are $8 per student. Register for the entire series for $50.
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.
Storybook Science: It’s Fall – Thursday, Nov. 13, 10 – 11 a.m. and 1 – 2 p.m., FREE. Explore quality children’s literature in a natural setting as only The Dawes Arboretum can provide. 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.
Home School Investigations: Owls All Around – Tuesday, Nov. 18, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Cost $5 per student. Study how these amazing birds are an important part of the ecosystem. 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.
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. The market has moved indoors from 9:30 a.m. to noon on Saturdays at the Granville Elementary School. The market returns to North Main Street from 830 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Nov. 22 for its traditional pre-Thanksgiving market.
Community Trunk’r’Treat – Baltimore. Walnut Creek Baptist Church is holding Trunk’r’Treat from 6:99 – 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 30. Everyone is welcome! The church is providing free cocoa and coffee, restrooms, and several creatively decorated car trunks at which your children can collect their treats. Walnut Creek is located at 1109 S. Main Street, Baltimore. For more information, visit www.walnutcreekbaptistchurch.org or call 740-862-0004.
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, Nov. 1. Classes are free and open to the public. No registration is required to attend.
The Real Pleasure of Poetry – Newark. Nationally acclaimed author Michael J. Rosen is presenting “The Real Pleasure of Poetry” at 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 1, at the Main Library in downtown Newark. Mr. Rosen has written a wide variety of books for both adults and children and will highlight different ways to enjoy and experience poetry such as reciting it aloud. Please bring a favorite poem to share. Mr. Rosen will have books available for purchase that he will autograph.
Spooky Skate – Newark. It’s Halloween on ice from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 1, at the Lou and Gib Reese Ice Arena! Entertaiment includes Ice Skating to Spooky Music, Costume Contest with Prizes, Goody bags for the first 100 skaters, and a free hot dog to any public skate customer who purchases an admission and wearing a costume! For more information visit www.reeseicearena.com.
Licking County Genealogical Society – Newark. Kelli Berheimer presents “Using aggregators such as Feedly to organize sites and family surname groups” at the monthly meeting at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 2, in the first floor meeting room at Licking County Library in downtown Newark. FREE and open to the public.
Election Day Meal – Baltimore. The family life center kitchen will open with the voting polls at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday, November 4 at Christ United Methodist Church, 700 South Main Street, State Route 256 in Baltimore. Breakfast and lunch items to eat in or carry out will be available for Baltimore voters and the general public. The kitchen will be open until after lunch or the food runs out.
Full Moon Hike – Kraner Nature Center, 10383 Fairview Road, Heath. Join us as we gather by the light of the Full Beaver Moon this month. We’ll be hiking the meadows at Taft Reserve South at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 6. . Feel free to bring a flashlight but be prepared to keep it off. Hike will be led by Licking Park District staff and last about an hour. Please wear appropriate clothing and shoes for the weather.
Ohio National Poultry Show – Ohio Expo Center, Columbus. The Ohio National Poultry Show features approximately 10,000 birds and their dedicated owners in this extensive national show Nov. 7-9. Hours: Friday: 7 am – 6 pm; Saturday: 7 am – 6 pm; Sunday: 7 am – 10:30 am. Price: $5. For more information, visit www.ohionational.org
Columbus International Festival – Ohio Expo Center, Columbus. The 59th annual Columbus International Festival returns Nov. 8 -9, featuring live cultural entertainment, a fashion show, ethnic foods and cooking demonstrations, an international shopping bazaar and much more!
Hours: Saturday – 10 am – 9 pm; Sunday – 10 am – 6 pm Price: Adult – $7; Senior – $5; Student (with ID) – $5; Y.outh (ages 5 – 12) – $2; Kids (Under 5) – Free. For more information, visit columbusinternationalfestival.org/
Turkey Supper – Baltimore. The annual traditional turkey supper runs from 4 – 7 p.m. on Saturday, November 8, at the Christ United Methodist Church, 700 South Main Street (Ohio 158) in Baltimore. The meal will be served in the family life center and carry-out will be available. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children 10 and under. The menu is turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, dressing, green beans, cranberry salad, coleslaw, dinner rolls and our popular homemade pie. Mark the date and plan to bring your family and friends to enjoy this traditional meal at a community church social.
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.
92nd Annual Twig Bazaar – Ohio Expo Center, Columbus. One day only – Sunday, Nov. 9. You won’t want to miss more than 200 tables of handmade crafts, and can feel great about your purchases – all proceeds benefit Nationwide Children’s Hospital!
Hours: 10 am – 3 pm. Price: Free (Early admission passes available for $25 donation to Nationwide Children’s Hospital). For more information, visit www.nationwidechildrens.org/twig
Learning Rocks – Education Expo – Ohio Expo Center, Columbus. This special exposition from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 9, will help parents explore educational options for their children from traditional to special needs. Activities include the Education Options Expo for families from preschool to high school, seminars and lectures regarding school decisions and education topics, education planning information, and various education competitions and activities. FREE! For more information, visit www.kidslinked.com/edfun
Disc Golf Day – Infirmary Mound Park (Shelter 5), Granville. The Columbus Flyers will be holding two clinics on Sunday, Nov. 9. as well as two 5-hole mini tournaments FREE for beginners and casual players. Nominal prizes to all competitors. The five hole course will be set up from 10 am – 5 pm for casual play. Clinics will be held at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. with mini tournaments to start at noon and 2 p.m. Bring the family out and have some fun learning one of the fastest growing sports! Discs will be available for purchase at event- prices range from $9-18.
Letterpress Printing – Columbus. Bobby and Sara Rosenstock of justAjar Design Press of Marietta, Ohio will be the speakers at The Aldus Society’s November program. Bobby sets type, carves woodcuts, and prints on hand- and foot-operated presses. Sara, head of the Design Department at Marietta College, does graphic design for the operation. The couple will talk about the reemergence of letterpress printing as a tool for today’s artists. They will also discuss the positive role that well-crafted design can have on a local community. Their presentation will be at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 13, at the Thurber Center, 91 Jefferson Avenue.
Admission is free and open to the public. Informal socializing begins at 7:00 p.m. For more information visit www.aldussociety.com.
Ohio Mopar Expo- Ohio Expo Center, Columbus. It is your last chance to get out before the end of the season! Pick up that winter time project or those needed parts and accessories to keep your car in top shape from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 15. Cost: Early Bird – $10 (7 am – 10 am); General Admission – $5 (10 am – 1 pm) For more information visit www.jeffjohnsonmotorsports.com/moparexpo.php
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.
2015 Minstrel Auditions – Millersport. Millersport Community Theatre will hold auditions for its “A Night at the Copa Room” on Thursday, November 13, from 7 to 9 pm and on Saturday, November 15, from 1 to 3 pm, at the Millersport Methodist Church, 2310 Refugee Street NE, Millersport. Please bring your own sheet music and an accompanist will be provided or if you prefer you may bring your own accompaniment. If you can’t attend either of these auditions you may send a video to Jill Henwood at email@example.com