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

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

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.

All American Quarter Horse Congress – Ohio Expo Center. Columbus’ largest annual convention and the world’s largest single-breed horse show returns for its 51st annual legendary event October 3 – 29. The show receives more than 23,500 horse show entries and will house more than 7,000 registered American Quarter Horses during its four-week schedule. Hours: Trade show (begins Oct. 6) – 9:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. daily; Other activities – all hours. Cost: $25 per vehicle per day; $70 per vehicle for the entire event. Daily parking on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays is only $15. For more information visit

Crazy Like a Fox- Hebron Library. Learn all about foxes at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 12. Plus enjoy read-along time, crafts and more.

Foxes – Hebron Library. Ironwood Wolves bring a live fox at noon on Saturday, Oct. 14, to teach about the amazing species.

Harvest Moon Rendezvous – Infirmary Mound Park, Granville. Bring your family to experience what life was like back in the 1840’s. There are actors in period dress displaying life from the 1840’s. Featured will be sutlers, craftsmen, shooters, buckskinners and other re-enactors. Public hours to wander through the encampment are 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Friday, October 13 and Saturday, October 14 and 9 a.m. to noon on Sunday, October 15. The Harvest Moon Family Festival will be on Saturday from 12 pm -4 pm.

Nature Reserve Hike – Lobdell Reserve, Alexandria. As part of Earth Science Week, Survey geologists Andy Nash and Nate Erber will lead explorers on a hike at 10 a.m. on Saturday, October 14, to examine the natural cliffs of shale and glacial till carved out by Lobdell Run Creek and discuss how this landscape has changed over time because of glaciers, erosion, and human activity. Time will be spent in the stream getting up close and personal with the exposed cliff faces; participants are encouraged to dress accordingly.

Gorge Geology Hike Blackhand Gorge State Nature Preserve, Toboso. In cooperation with Friends of Blackhand Gorge, Survey geologist Sam Hulett will lead hikers at 12 p.m. on Saturday, October 14, through the beautiful Blackhand Gorge and discuss the connections between geology and cultural history and the remnants of these interactions.

Wilderness First Aid James Bradley Senior Center, Infirmary Mound Park, Granville. Prepare for the unexpected with this hands-on introduction to wilderness medicine, taught over two days on Saturday, October 14 and Sunday, October 15. This course is for you if you work in the outdoors, enjoy family outdoor activities, or recreate outdoors relatively close to medical resources where EMS response can be expected in a timely manner (fewer than 8 hours). Suitable for all experience levels. You’ll learn the Patient Assessment System, how to provide first aid treatments for injuries and illnesses common in the outdoors, and how to make appropriate evacuation decisions. The class will be held in classroom and in outdoor settings regardless of weather, so come prepared! CPR certification is a pre-requisite.

Thornville County Fairdowntown Thornville. It’s the Thornville Lions’ 43rd Annual Country Fair from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, October 15. Rain date is October 22. 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.

Homeschool Program Buckeye Lake Library. Homeschoolers and their families are invited to participate in fun and educational programs at 1 p.m. on Monday, October 16.

New Moon Family Hike – Infirmary Mound Park, Granville. Explore Infirmary Mound Park on a guided family night hike from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 19. The topics will highlight the world of the night creatures of Licking County, focusing on the senses they use at night. The hike will begin at Shelter 6, and be followed by s’mores at the campfire near the arena area. Please wear appropriate clothing and shoes for the weather. We hope to see you under the New Moon!

Harvest Festival – Buckeye Lake Library. Join us at noon on Saturday, October 21, for a community harvest celebration with pony rides, a petting zoo, a mini corn maze, food, prizes and more. Come dressed in family friendly costumes!

Howl-o-Ween Dog Parade and Costume Contest – Infirmary Mound Park, Granville. Calling all dogs and their humans to join us from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 21! Get your costumes ready! We will have sheep herding demonstrations, an optional parade (walk) through Infirmary Mound Park, followed by the dog costume contest at the dog park. There will be vendors, a bounce house for the kids, treats for the whole family, and plenty of time for dogs to play in our 4 acre dog park! We will be joined by The Licking County Dog Shelter and The Licking Humane Society, who will have adoptable dogs. Newark Veterinary Hospital will be on hand to offer nail trimmings and microchipping. Spectators are encouraged to bring chairs. Polite, leashed dogs welcome.

Costume contest entries are encouraged to register through our website prior to the event. Guest judges will decide the winners of categories including: Most Humorous, Best Owner/Dog Combo, Most Original, Best Small, and Best Large Dog. Costume entries can enter TWO categories.


11:30 am: Sheep Herding Demonstration

12 pm: Dog parade (walk) through the park

12:30 pm: Sheep Herding Demonstration

KPop – Hebron Library. Join your friends in Grades 6-12 at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 21 and dance to the latest musical hits from Korea.

“Celebrating Community” – Baltimore. The Baltimore-Thurston Ministerial Association presents its second annual Community Resource Fair, “Celebrating Community,” from 2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 5 at the Family Life Center at Christ United Methodist Church, 700 S. Main St. The free event provides an opportunity for area residents to learn about services and opportunities offered through faith-based and civic initiatives, and to find ways to connect with local efforts of caring for one another and the world. The fair will highlight resources, groups, outreach and ministries that help meet needs of people of all ages, and will include hands-on activities for children as well as refreshments. Youth looking for community service opportunities and retirees interested in finding new purpose will find options for getting involved. Civic and church groups who would like to be represented at the fair may contact Holly Fackler at 419-564-0964 or, or Darcy Soliday at 740-862-4343.

Free Deer Field Dressing Workshop – Columbus. Hunters interested in learning to field dress and butcher their own white-tailed deer are encouraged to attend a free informational workshop provided by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife on Wednesday, November 8. Trained professionals will cover topics such as field dressing, skinning and butchering deer.

The workshop will be held from 6-9 p.m. at the Wildlife District One Office, located at 1500 Dublin Road, Columbus, 43215. The workshop is free of charge. Pre-registration is required as space is limited. Register by calling Derek Klein at 614-644-3925, or email The course takes place outdoors and is hands on. Please dress appropriately for the workshop and for the weather.


“Blood Brothers” Weathervane Playhouse, Newark. Weathervane Playhouse presents “Blood Brothers” at 7 p.m. on Thursday October 19, Friday October 20, Saturday October 21, Thursday October 26, Friday October 27 and Saturday October 28 and at 2 p.m. on Saturday October 21 and Sunday October 29. Willy Russell’s “Blood Brothers” is the riveting and heartbreaking musical that tells the unforgettable story of the Johnstone twins. Separated at birth when their mother cannot afford to keep them both, Mickey and Edward grow up streets apart, becoming best friends but never knowing the truth of their heritage. The prophecy that twins who are separated at birth will die on the day they find out their heritage brings this stunningly crafted musical to its shattering, but inevitable, conclusion. Individual tickets are available online or at the Box Office. Individual ticket rates are $35 for adults, $33 for senior citizens, $24 for students with ID and $15 for children (12 and younger). For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit or call 740-366-4616. Weathervane Playhouse is located at 100 Price Road in Newark, Ohio 43055.

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