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

Sustainable Landscape Series: Making Your Monarch Paradise – from 2 to 4 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 15. Cost: Nonmembers – $15; Members – $10. Populations of Monarch butterflies are on the decline due to loss of habitat and other human threats. Learn what The Dawes Arboretum is doing to monitor butterfly populations and restore their local habitat, as part of a global citizen project, and participate in the tagging and release of live butterflies. Explore steps that you can take home to help this iconic species and the many others that require similar resources. All participants will receive a Take Home Milkweed Plant.

Tai Chi Series – from 1 to 2 p.m. on six consecutive Sundays beginning Sept. 17. Cost: Non-members $65; Members – $55. Tai Chi is designed to increase muscle and cardiovascular strength as well as improve balance, joint flexibility and posture. The fire will be crackling as Sifu Wayne Melton instructs a yang style of movement to help maintain physical as well as mental health. Students should wear comfortable clothing and flat soled shoes.

Bertie’s Tea – from 2 – 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 23. Cost: Non-members – $75; Members – $60. Come celebrate the legacy of Arboretum co-founder Bertie Dawes’ avid interest in gardening and nature. Featured speaker and Arboretum Botanist David Brandenburg, Ph.D. will discuss wildflowers and the species that Bertie enjoyed at The Arboretum and at the family’s Canadian property. Tea will be served in the Firelight Room with tea sandwiches and desserts as you make new friends. A wagon will take guests to the Fossil Trail for an optional look at autumn wildflowers found at The Arboretum. Learn about the unusual flower structure and pollination strategies of members of the daisy family, found throughout Ohio’s native ecosystems. These wildflowers are in bloom throughout the growing season, although they are most conspicuous in the autumn when fields become awash in the fall colors of goldenrods, sunflowers and asters. A one-year Sugar Maple membership to The Arboretum is included with the non-member registration fee.

Fall Mushroom Foray – from 2 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 28. Cost: Non-members – $5; Members – $3. Join us for an introduction to mycology, the study of fungi! Learn the basics of identification and terminology, go on a stroll to the Woodland

Garden to collect seasonal mushrooms and practice making a spore print. Mushroom collecting is prohibited outside of Arboretum sponsored programs.

Sustainable Landscape Series: Creating Your Backyard Prairie – from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 29. Cost: Nonmembers – $20; Members – $15. Attracting native wildlife to your property can be as simple as providing the basics of a habitat: food, water, cover and a safe shelter to rear young. Join this informative workshop on the specific steps you can take to create your own mini-wilderness that will provide homes for a variety of birds, bees, butterflies and plenty of other wildlife. The presentation will include step-by-step instruction on how to plant a prairie, including selecting your site, designing a plan, choosing plants, preparing the soil, planting the seeds and important aftercare to ensure success. Following the presentation, all are invited on a walking tour through The Arboretum prairie habitats, with instruction on plant identification and seed collection for participants to take home.

Hike The Arboretum: Dutch Fork Wetlands – from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 30. FREE; registration is not required. Head for the Dutch Fork Wetlands with Executive Director Luke Messinger. The hike will travel through the north end collections and the Red Barn reserve with a stop at the Black Duck Wetland. Learn about current and future plans for these areas. Dress for the weather. Includes moderate walking on uneven terrain.

Date Night at Dawes: Laugh, Learn and Fall in Love with The Arboretum – from 8 to 10 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 6. Cost: Nonmembers – $25; Members – $20. Wander the Parkwoods trail beautifully illuminated by the sunset and special up-lighting to various garden areas. An Arboretum expert will meet you at each stop to discuss the highlights of the garden and welcome you to partake in German beer tastings. Light appetizers provided at each station. Meet at the Main Shelter Haus with stops at the Stumpery, The Daweswood Haus, the Hen Haus and finally the Summer Haus. Lederhosen optional! This program is for our visitors aged 21 years and older.

Speaker Series: Apples Galore with Mitch Lynd – from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 14. Recommended $2 donation; registration is not required. Did you know co-founder Bertie Dawes planted an apple orchard at The Arboretum? Featured speaker Mitch Lynd from Lynd Fruit Farm will discuss apple varieties including those found in Bertie’s personal orchard. Learn about apple research at The Arboretum and Lynd Fruit Farm and enjoy apple samples!

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. The market moves to the Baltimore Ace Hardware parking lot on Tuesdays from 4:00 – 7:30 p.m. starting Tuesday, June 6. Market runs through September 26.

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.

Pink Strides 5K Trail Run & 1-mile Wellness Walk – Infirmary Mound Park, Granville. Join the Licking County Health Department’s Screening and Survivor Support for Breast Cancer program (SASS) for our 10th annual Pink Strides 5K Trail Run & 1-mile Wellness Walk at 9 a.m. on Saturday, September 16, at Infirmary Mound Park. Proceeds raised from the event provide breast cancer prevention services to qualifying women. Finishing medals will be given to the top five male and top five female participants. Leashed dogs and strollers are welcome to join runners and walkers during the trail run. All participants will receive post-race refreshments donated by Licking Memorial Health Systems.

Registration Information: Breast Cancer Survivors: 5K or 1-mile Wellness Walk with t-shirt: $15 or 1-mile wellness walk without t-shirt: Free. All other participants: 5K or 1-mile Wellness Walk with t-shirt: $30. Registration can be completed by visiting the “events” page at or on-site from 8 to 9 a.m.

Sneaker Freaks – Ohio Expo Center. Columbus’ premier sneaker summit on Sunday, September 17, gives attendees the chance to buy, sell and trade sneakers at this annual event. Hours: Noon – 6 pm. Cost: Advance-sale tickets – $10; Day-of tickets – $20. For more information visit

Columbus Oktoberfest – Ohio Expo Center. Enjoy authentic German food, beer, lively music, games and entertainment September 22 – 24, at Columbus’ 51st Annual Oktoberfest. Not only does the event have a tremendous history in this city, but the Schmidt family (of Schmidt’s Restaurant and Sausage Haus) adds 130 years of Columbus tradition! Hours: Friday (5 pm – midnight); Saturday (Noon – midnight); Sunday (noon – 8 pm). FREE! For more information visit

Family Movie Night – Bremen. Bremen United Methodist Church presents “Facing the Giants” for its family movie night on Saturday, Sept. 24. The movie starts at 4 p.m. with free popcorn and water. Bring our own blankets if you want. The movie will be held inside the church building. The church is located at the corner of Mulberry and Walnut streets in Bremen. Everyone is welcome!

Ohio Gourd Show – Delaware. The Ohio Gourd Show celebrates its 55th year at the Delaware County Fairgrounds Oct. 6 – 8. The show features gourd arts and crafts, competitions, workshops, make and take opportunities and even gourd music! It is a family-friendly event with $5 per day admission or $7 for the whole weekend. Admission is free for those age 12 and under. Food is also available on the grounds and parking is FREE! Come to 236 Pennsylvania Avenue, Delaware, OH 43015. For more information visit


Free Concert – Baltimore. The Victoria Opera House will have an Open House and Free Concert from 1 – 6 p.m. on Sunday, September 17. Come and enjoy a concert from the Canal Strings 1-2:30 p.m. and The Nostalgics Big Band at 3-4:30.p.m. Take a tour of all three floors of the Opera House and see the progress of the restoration.

Concession stand and gift items will be available for purchase, including our new “Baltimore” shirts to show our hometown pride.

Ricky Skaggs – The Ohio Valley Opry, McConnelsville. The Ohio Valley Opry celebrates its 17th anniversary with special guest Ricky Skaggs and his band Kentucky Thunder for two shows on Saturday, September 16th. Founded in 2000, the OVO features the best in local, regional, and national talent on a monthly basis at their home stage- the historic Twin City Opera House.

There will be two shows- 4 pm and 8 pm, with doors opening one hour prior to each show. Also on the line up will be The Clark Family, Jimmy Howson, Matt Coleman, Mike Morrison, Beth Bigham, and country-comic Uncle Doofus.

Tickets can be purchased on line at, or by calling 740-525- 9218.

Paul Thorn with Apple and the Moon – Lancaster. The Covered Bridge Music Series presents a live music performance by Paul Thorn starting at 8 p.m. on Saturday September 30, 2017, at Ohio University – Lancaster. This will be an outdoor show on the Covered Bridge stage. All seating is General Admission. There will be a cash bar. Non-alcoholic beverages and food provided by the Burrito Buggy and Bobcat Bistro will also be available for purchase. Gates open at 6:00 pm. with opening act, Apple and the Moon at 7 pm.

Tickets are available for $25 at Tickets for Children 17 & Under are $10. Admission for Ohio University students is free with a valid, current OHIO (student) ID. All seating is General Admission.

Lost Lands Festival – Legend Valley, Thornville. Excision presents the inaugural Lost Lands Festival Sept. 29 – Oct. 1! Fans are invited for three days of camping, headbanging, dinosaurs and the heaviest bass on the planet, featuring 500,000 watts of bass. Excision is uniting bass music fans and will transport them back in time to the Jurassic Era. For more information visit

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