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

Early Morning Light – Photography at The Japanese Garden – 7:30 – 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 8. Cost: Members: $8; Non-Members: $10. Professional nature photographer John Holliger, guides participants in using their DSLR cameras to capture images of the Japanese Garden in the early morning light. After approximately two hours of shooting time, participants will move indoors where John will project selected photographs and introduce a few Photoshop tools that can be used to reach each photographer’s vision for their images. Please bring your own DSLR camera and a tripod, if you have one. John will share a variety of his personal lenses for participants to try – ultra-wide, fisheye, wide, macro and telephoto.

Second Saturday Speaker Series: Lewis & Clark Corps of Discovery – 10 – 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8. Cost: Recommended Donation: $2.00. On April 30, 1803, The United States Territory doubled when President Thomas Jefferson purchased the Louisiana Territory from France. Jefferson selected Meriwether Lewis to explore this new land and find a route to the Pacific. Lewis chose William Clark to accompany him. The skilled pair and their Corps of Discovery traversed extremely difficult terrain collecting and describing many species of animals and plants never before documented. Enjoy a presentation by Dick Mosely and discover the amazing plants and animals that they saw on their journey.

Home School Investigations: What is a Wetland? – 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, October 11. Cost: Members: $4; Non-Members: $6. Join other home school students in exploration of our natural world. Each monthly 90-minute session includes a hands-on science study correlated with Ohio’s Learning Standards. Sessions are for students ages six to ten. Classes are from 10 – 11:30 am and registration is required by the day prior to the session. Meet at The Arboretum’s Dutch Fork Wetlands to explore the characteristics of this unique aquatic ecosystem.

Foundations Yoga Series – 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. beginning Thursday, October 13 through Thursday, November 17. Cost: Non-Members: $65; Members: $55. In this beginner-focused yoga series, learn the basics of the practice, including breathing techniques and introductory-level postures. Over this 6-week series, develop a few more advanced postures and build your confidence to drop-in on any yoga class. Meets every Thursday from October 13 through November 17. Fee includes the entire series. Walk-ins are welcome at the first class.

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

Baltimore Farmers Market – Baltimore. This year’s market is held weekly from 4-7 p.m. on Fridays through October 14. The market has moved to the small parking lot behind the Liberty Union Thurston Elementary School.

Granville Farmers Market – Granville. Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to noon on North Main Street between Broadway and College streets. All kinds of good thing to eat and drink.

Fairfield County Fair – Lancaster. “The Last and Best of the Season” fair runs Oct. 9-15. Sunday, Oct. 9, is Free Day. Entertainment highlights:

• Monday, Oct. 10 @ 7 p.m. – Extreme Bull Riding and Girls Barrel Racing;

• Tuesday, Oct. 11 @ 7:30 p.m. – KOI Drag Racing;

• Wednesday, Oct. 12 @ 7 p.m. – Truck & Tractor Pull;

• Thursday, Oct. 13 @ 7:30 p.m. – Combine Demolition Derby;

• Friday, Oct. 14 & Saturday, Oct. 15 @ 7:30 p.m. – Auto Demolition Derby.

Hours: Gates open at noon on Sunday, Oct. 9 and 7 a.m. Monday thru Saturday. Admission: 10 years and over – $5; 9 years and under – FREE. For more information visit

Fall Events – Perry County District Libraries. There is a great line-up of events this fall. October events are:

Saturday, October 8: Coloring & Cookies for Adults at 11:00 a.m. at New Lexington.

Tuesday, October 11: Storytime at the Somerset Branch at 10:30 a.m. and Thornville Branch at 1 p.m.

Fall Family Night at 6:30 p.m. with Teddy Bear Sleepover at New Lexington.

Tuesday, October 18: Storytime at the Somerset Branch at 10:30 a.m. and Thornville Branch at 1 p.m.

Fall Family Night at 6:30 p.m. for the Fall Fiesta with Mr. Puppet at New Lexington.

Saturday, October 22: Book Discussion with author, Ruth Ann Hanley at 12:00 p.m. at New Lexington.

Tuesday, October 25: Storytime at the Somerset Branch at 10:30 a.m. and at Thornville Branch at 1 p.m.

Fall Family Night at 6:30 p.m. for Mother Goose with a Twist featuring Columbus Children’s Theatre at New Lexington.

For more information visit your local library or www.pcdl,org

Free Triple P Parent Program – Newark. A free Triple P Positive Parenting Program, Raising Confident, Competent Children will be held at the Licking County Family YMCA in Newark on Thursday, October 20 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. All parents, grandparents, and caregivers of children from birth to age 12 are invited to attend.

This program will include free food & childcare for children age 7 and under, and a gift card raffle. You will learn researched based parenting strategies you can use with your children every day.

To register call 740-522-1234 ext 22 or email If requesting childcare you must register by October 14.

Fall Storytime Somerset and Thornville libraries. Weekly storytime programs are perfect for children (ages birth to preschool) and their parent/caregiver. Story time is a 30-45 minute program which includes stories, songs, finger plays, and crafts centered on each week’s theme. This 5-week session begins the week of September 26, 2016. Storytimes are held on Tuesdays at Somerset Branch (10:30 a.m.) and Thornville Branch (1:00 p.m.).,

Harvest Moon Rendezvous – Infirmary Mound Park, Granville. Bring your family to experience what life was like back in the 1840s. Actors in period dress will portray life from the 1840s. Public hours to wander through the encampment are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 7 and Saturday, Oct. 8, and 9 a.m. to noon on Sunday, Oct. 9.

All-U-Can-Eat Breakfast – Buckeye Lake. Enjoy an All-U-Can Eat Breakfast from 8 – 10 a.m. on Saturday, October 8, at the First Community Church. 4381 Walnut Road SE (Ohio 79), Buckeye Lake. Cost is $5 adults; $3 children 12 & under.

Create Your Own Cards – Buckeye Lake Library. Saturdays this fall, adult patrons of the Buckeye Lake Library can attend a free greeting card craft class. The second class is set for 1 – 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 8, to help patrons give their greeting cards a personal touch. Materials will be provided by the library. Registration is required. To register for the Adult Only class please call the library at (740)-928-0472. Next month’s class will be from 1 – 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 12.

Genealogy Roundtable – Newark. The Licking County Genealogical Society hosts an open discussion and demonstration of genealogy web sites that can help with your family research from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, October 8, in Meeting Room A of the Licking County Library/ Main, 101 W. Main St. Newark. The doors open at 9 a.m. Come early for coffee and donuts. Free and open to the public.

Harvest Moon Festival – Infirmary Mound Park, Granville. Join us from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8, for our Harvest Moon Festival. Activities include pumpkin painting, crafts, farm animal petting zoo, Land of Legends Woodcarvers, horse drawn carriage rides and more.

Octagon Open House – Newark. The Ohio State University’s Newark Earthworks Center (NEC) whosts an open house at the Octagon Earthworks with guided tours of the site from 1 to 4 p.m. and activities for all on Monday, Oct. 10. The grounds will also be open to the public for general strolling and viewing from sunrise to sunset on Monday. October 10 is the last day this year that the public will have full access to the site. The Octagon State Memorial is part of the Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks and is a National Historical landmark.

Buckeye Lake Fire Department Open House – Buckeye Lake. It’s National Fire Prevention Week. Stop by the fire station from 6 – 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 11, for fire and truck displays plus free refreshments.

Granville Inn Chili Cook-off – Granville. The twelfth annual charity Chili Cook-off returns Saturday, October 15 on the front lawns of the Inn and College Town House. Chili cooks will fire up their stoves at 7:30 am. Music and the Granville Rec District Fall Harvest Festival will begin at 10 am with judging to be held at 12:30 pm and the awards ceremony at 1:00 pm. Activities for every age will include pumpkin decorating, apple-bobbing, facepainting, cornhole games and other family-friendly activities Rules and entry forms for the Chili Cook-off are available at the Inn’s Front Desk, on the Granville Inn Chili Cook-Off Facebook page or via the event registration website at Email inquiries should be directed to

Fall Festival – Buckeye Lake Library. On Saturday, October 15, join library staff from Noon to 2:00 p.m. for pumpkin painting and fall themed crafts. Don’t miss the Bring the Farm to You Apple Cider Demonstration complete with cider tasting. Hotdogs and refreshments will be served while supplies last. Be sure bring your camera and dress in your favorite library appropriate Halloween costume to be entered into a drawing for the door prize!

Thornville County Fair – downtown Thornville. It’s the Thornville Lions’ 42nd Annual Country Fair from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, October 16. Rain date is October 23. Enjoy beautiful fall weather while checking out refinished antiques, handcrafted toys, candles, original art work, stained glass, unique jewelry, quilts, baskets, woodwork and more. More food vendors this year. Free admission. Parking at Thornville Elementary School. Just four miles south of I-70 off Ohio 13.

Introduction to Robotics – Buckeye Library. Join us for a homeschool program on Monday, October 17 at 1:00 p.m. to learn the basics of robotics. Homeschoolers can learn, along with library staff, just how to give mechanical creations life and what exactly makes a robot tick. No registration is needed. Watch for more great homeschool programs during the school year.

Preschool Storytime Buckeye Lake Library. Preschool Storytime returns for children ages 3-5 on October 19 and will continue every Wednesday morning at 11:00 a.m. through November 9. Children and their caregiver are invited to attend the weekly Storytime program, complete with stories, songs, snacks, and a craft as well as laughter and learning.

Teen Halloween Party – Buckeye Lake Library. Teens and Tweens are invited to a Halloween Bash and Costume Party from 5:00 – 6:45 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20, at the Buckeye Lake Library. Wear your library appropriate costumes to be entered for a door prize, snack on Halloween candy, test your trivia knowledge, compete in a scavenger hunt, and just hang out at the library! No registration required, just drop by the library for some Halloween fun.

Craft & Antique Show – Baltimore. It’s the Christ United Methodist Church’s annual Mission Craft Show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22. Food and lunch are available. Benefits mission projects particularly “Sending Love Over There”– a ministry that sends care packages to U.S. troops serving overseas.


Janie Fricke – Ohio Valley Opry, McConnelsville. Country superstar Janie Fricke will be the headliner for two shows on Saturday, October 15, 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Fricke has 23 albums and 36 singles. Her awards include the Country Music Association’s Female Vocalist of the Year, Music City News Female Vocalist of the Year, “Billboard” Top Country Female Vocalist, “Cash Bed’ Top Country Female Vocalist, Academy of Country Music Female Vocalist of the Year, and she was chosen to the Country Music Hall of Fame Walkway of Stars. Opening the shows for Fricke will be Moore and Moore, a popular Nashville duo, and Ohio Valley Opry regulars: The Clark Family, Mike Morrison, Matt Coleman, and country comic Uncle Doofus. Tickets are $15, $20, $25, and are available online at, or by calling 740/525/9218.


“The Fantasticks”- Newark. Weathervane Playhouse presents “The Fantasticks”: Thursday October 13, Friday October 14, Saturday October 15, Wednesday October 19, Thursday October 20, Friday October 21, and Saturday October 22 at 7PM. A Sunday matinee is set for 2 p.m. on October 16. Individual tickets are available online or at the Box Office. Individual ticket rates are $35 for adults, $33 for senior citizens, $27 for season subscribers, $24 for students with ID, $15 for children (12 and younger). For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit

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