Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70.
Thanksgiving Wreath Workshop – 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 4. Cost: Non-members – $40; Members – $30. Create a beautiful wreath to decorate your entrance for the Thanksgiving season. Let natural materials spark your creativity to create your own unique look. All materials will be provided; please choose between a rustic or glittery look for your creation.
Speaker Series: Lighten Up for the Holidays – 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 11. Recommended donation is $2 per person. Shari Gallup from the OSU Extension Office will share practical ways to lighten up your favorite recipes for a healthier holiday season.
Clay Victorian Holiday Ornaments – from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 11. Cost: Non-members – $30; Members – $25. Paint and decorate a trio of ornaments to adorn your holiday display. These Victorian-inspired decorations are hand-crafted by local clay artist, Mary Grace Robertson. You’ll take home a star, a snowflake and a cone, perfect for displaying springs of greenery or flowers.
Grafting the Right Way – from 8 to 11 a.m. or 1 to 4 p.m. on Friday, November 17. Cost: Non- members – $40; Members – $3. In this hands-on workshop, The Arboretum’s Propagator instructs participants on the art and science of grafting to ensure future success in reproducing plants at home. Rootstock and scion wood are provided; attendees may bring their own scion wood, if appropriate rootstock is available. All participants take home their own grafted material to nurture. This workshop is appropriate for ages 14 and above. Children must be supervised by an adult.
Green Friday Walk – from 9 to 11 a.m. on Friday, November 24. Don’t sit around or go holiday shopping – relax outdoors on a nice leisurely stroll as you walk off all the turkey, stuffing and pie you enjoyed on Thanksgiving Day! Traverse paved and unpaved trails as well as uneven terrain with the Executive Director, Luke Messinger. Dress for the weather. This program is free however we do request registration.
A Landscape for the Ages – from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, December 2. Cost: Nonmembers – $10; Members – Free. There are sometimes events that change the course of things for many years. What are some events that have occurred in the past that have helped evolve The Dawes Arboretum into the institution it is today? This PowerPoint lecture will cover collection history and development, storms, insect invasions and other factors that have had, or could have, great impact in the future development of The Arboretum.
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.dawesarb.org
Granville Farmers Market – Granville. The market now moves indoors to the Granville Elementary School auditorium. Hours are 9:30 to noon on Saturdays. All kinds of good thing to eat and drink.
Need Christmas Help? – Licking County. Call The Salvation Army at 740-345-8120 for an appointment. Applications will be accepted until Thursday, Nov. 9.
Full Moon Hike – Infirmary Mound Park, Granville. Join Licking Park District staff at at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 3, at Infirmary Mound Park for a guided hike by the full moon. The topics will highlight the flora and fauna of Licking County. The hike will last about an hour. Feel free to bring a flashlight, but be prepared to keep it off. Please wear appropriate clothing and shoes for the weather. We hope to see you under the Full Moon!
Santa’s Attic Sale – Granville. It’s that time! Santa climbed up the ladder and cleaned out his attic! He found 1000’s of gently used decorations. Please join us from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4, at St. Edward the Confessor Catholic Church in Granville.Come for the experience–you’ll be amazed what you find here Nativitys, Cards, Nutcrackers, and Reindeer. A Wreath for your door and some Bells for your sleigh, We’ve got everything you need to decorate your Holiday – Ornaments, Angels, Christmas Dishes, and Linens, Lights, Candles, Snowmen, and Ribbons. A tent full of Trees and boxes of Bows, Miles of lights and Stockings to warm your toes
Sponsored by the Women of St. Edward with 100% of the proceeds benefiting their charitable works.
Learning Rocks – Education Expo – Ohio Expo Center. This special exposition from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, November 4, 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 kidslinked.com
Baked Steak Dinner – Millersport. A baked steak dinner for missions will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 4, at the Millersport United Methodist Church. The event includes a a bazaar/craft sale and a bake sale. Tickets are available from any UMW members or call the church. Cost is $10 with children under 10 $7; carry out is available.
Celebrate CommUnity Millersport – Lions Clubhouse, Millersport. Celebrate our small town and our friends who live here from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 5. Rain or shine! Activities and games for all ages including an art table fore children, free face painting, free Zumba at noon, free yoga at 12:30 (bring a mat or towel, local musicians and free snacks and drinks. Enjoy a walk down memory lane at 1 p.m. with Steve Bush and Mark Thogmartin. Tour our historic buildings and take Dr. Jim’s history quiz from 1 to 3 p.m. Win prizes. Pizza Cottage, Dan’s Deli and Weldon’s Ice Cream food trucks will be available.
“Celebrating Community” – Baltimore. The Baltimore-Thurston Ministerial Association presents its second annual Community Resource Fair, “Celebrating Community,” from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, 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.
Backyard Series: Birdfeeding 101 Make and Take – Infirmary Mound Park, Granville. Spend a cozy evening from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 7, at Infirmary Mound Park with a cup of tea or coffee, snacks, and good company! Join our program coordinator and resident ornithologist, Anne Balogh, to learn how to attract winter birds to your yard. We will discuss the pros and cons of the various types of bird feeders, seed choices, bird species, costs, and more. Granville Milling will be there with seed samples! We will finish by constructing a mason jar feeder for you to take home! Pre- Registration required. Cost: $5. To register, please visit our website www.lickingparkdistrict.com or call 740-587-2535.
National Roll Call Event to Honor Veterans – Ohio University, Lancaster. Ohio University Lancaster will participate in the Remembrance Day National Roll Call from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, November 9 at the 3rd Floor West Green Patio on the campus of Ohio University Lancaster. OUL students, faculty and staff along with members of the community will participate in a reading of the names of fallen soldiers. A moment of silence will be held at 2 p.m.
Junk Bash Vintage Boutique: Holiday Market – Ohio Expo Center. Junk Bash Vintage Boutique from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, November 10 and Saturday, November 11, is a marketplace for all things handmade, small-batch, rusty, dusty, awesome. Our community of makers, artisans, junkers, and shopkeepers share in the American story, where keeping vintage, handmade, and craft goods alive is our mission! If you are a vintage and handmade enthusiast with a hankering for well-curated shopping, Junk Bash Vintage Boutique is the place for you. It’s where DIY’ers come to party and shop, at this one-of-kind market that celebrates a shared lifestyle led by lovers of vintage and small-batch. With everything from good junk to artisans, this two day mecca of all the things you love can’t be missed. Cost: $8 per day; 14 and under free with paying adult – Cash and checks only at the door. For more information visit junkbash.com
Veterans Day Recognition Assembly – Lakewood Middle School. Join the students and staff of Lakewood Middle School in recognizing America’s heroes at 9 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 10, in the Lakewood Middle School gymnasium. All veterans, families and friends are welcome!
Chicken & Noodle Benefit Dinner – Buckeye Lake Fire Department. Help Buckeye Lake Police Officer Andy Davis and his family have a great Christmas. Stop by from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 11, at the Buckeye Lake Fire Department for a delicious meal. Menu is chicken noodles, mashed potatoes, green bean, cole slaw, dessert and drinks. Cost is a donation. Sponsored by the Buckeye Lake Firefighters Association.
Ohio National Poultry Breeders Show – Ohio Expo Center. The Ohio National Poultry Breeders Show features approximately 5,000 birds and their dedicated owners in this extensive national show from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 11 and 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 12. Cost: $5. For more information visi http:// www.ohionational.org
Mid-Ohio Cluster Dog Show – Ohio Expo Center. This confirmation show, sponsored by four kennel clubs, will include approximately 2,000 dogs each day, representing more than 150 breeds, from all over the United States and Canada. Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 16 through Sunday, Nov. 19. Cost: Thursday and Friday – Free; Saturday and Sunday – Adults – $5, Children (under 12) – $2; Seniors – $3; Family (2 adults and any amount of children) – $12. For more information visit http://centralohiokennelclub.com
Ohio Chinese Lantern Festival – Ohio Expo Center. A celebration of Chinese culture returns to the Ohio Expo Center November 17 through January 7, with more lantern displays, more culture programs and more fun! Get ready to experience Columbus in a whole new light with exquisite lanterns, amazing nightly performances, and various handicrafts demonstrations!
Cost: Online: $15 – Adults; $12 – Children Under 18; please refer to the event website for other discount tickets; Onsite Box Office Hours nightly from 4:30 pm – 9:30 pm starting November 17; performances are included in festival admission.
Hours: 5 p.m. -10 p.m. nightly; performance times: Sunday- Thursday, 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 6:30 p.m., 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. For more information visit ohiolanternfestival.com/
Doubt: A Parable – OSUNewark. Equity Actor Susan Pingleton* will make a special appearance in the play Doubt: A Parable by playwright John Patrick Shanley set to open at the Black Box Theater on November 9 on the shared campus of The Ohio State University and Central Ohio Technical College. She will be playing the role of Sr. Aloysius Beauvier. In this brilliant and powerful drama, Sister Aloysius, a Bronx school principal, takes matters into her own hands when she suspects the young Father Flynn of improper relations with one of the 12-year-old male students.
Performances are at 8 p.m. on Thurs., Nov. 9 and will run through Sat., Nov. 11 and again Nov. 16-18. Additionally, there will be two matinees at 2 p.m. on Sundays, Nov. 12 and 19. All performances are held at the Black Box Theater in LeFevre Hall located on the Newark campus at 1199 University Drive, Newark, OH 43055. General admission is $10 and student tickets are $5 and may be purchased at the door.