Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70.
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 cre- ate 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.
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.
Sciatica Symptoms and Treatments – Buckeye Lake and Hebron Libraries. Join Mantonya Chiropractic Centers for a free workshop on Sciatica symptoms and treatments. Topics include the different symptoms and affected areas, tips to help at home and alternative treatments available. The Buckeye Lake workshop is at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 11. The Hebron workshop is at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 12. FREE with a door prize and free refreshments.
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
Southern Ohio Indoor Music Festival – Wilmington. The biannual acoustic music events kicks off Friday, Nov. 7, at the Roberts Convention Centre. It’s a two-day homecoming of nationally and internationally acclaimed musicians and music fans gathering to commemorate bluegrass, a truly American style of music.For more information visit www.somusicfest.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Ohio Valley Opry – Mc- Connelsville. The Ohio Valley Opry features The Wayfarers on Saturday, November 15th, at the historic Twin City Opera House in McConnelsville, Ohio.
Hailing from rural Southeast Ohio, The Wayfarers emerged onto the scene in early 2010 playing their own form of American Roots music. While much of their repertoire is drawn from the Appalachian tradition, The Wayfarers fuse tight musicianship – centered largely by the fiddle – with the high energy of early mountain music. With old-time radio shows setting the example, their style encompasses Appalachian dance music, traditional mountain fiddle tunes, and pre-bluegrass music of the 1920’s. Their spirited approach to live performance is infectious, and people of all ages are drawn in to the sounds of thumping washtub bass, driving guitars, sawing fiddles, and rich harmonies. The Wayfarers continue to carry this music forward with creativity and authenticity, making it contemporary and fun. Also appearing will be OVO regulars- The Clark Family, Matt Coleman, Beth Sigler, country comic Uncle Doofus, and the popular OVO staff band. The show starts at 7:00 p.m. and the doors open at 6:00 p.m. Tickets are just $10.00 and can be purchased by calling 740-525-9218. Visit www.OhioValleyOpry.com for more information.
“Music from the 1940s” – Newark. The University Chorus at The Ohio State University at Newark presents “Music from the 1940s” at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, November 21, in Founders Hall Auditorium on the Ohio State Newark campus. Selections will include several of the top hits from the 1940s including popular songs by Cole Porter, numbers from musicals by Rogers and Hammerstein, and favorite songs from the movies. The program will end with several popular holiday selections from the period, “Let it Snow,” “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.” Admission is free!