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Southeast Ohio Calendar of Events

 

Start with the dated events listed below then browse this page to see even more Things to Do, Places to Go, People to See Please Contact Us, if you know of a family-friendly event in your area and would like to see it listed here.  To see where you can meet the craftsmen on this site and sample or view their wares, visit Our Artisans' Calendar.  See past event info in the Events Archive.

 

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April 2014

  • through September 1, 2014
    Exhibit:  Glass Across the Color Spectrum
    Ohio Glass Museum; Ohio Glass Museum; 124 W Main St; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
    Exhibit Hours:  1pam-4pm Tuesday-Saturday.  The Glass Blowing Studio is open during regular museum hours for demonstrations - experience the process.
    For more info, call (740) 687-0101 or visit http://www.ohioglassmuseum.org
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  • April 10-20, 2014
    Columbus Children's Theatre: The Wizard of Oz
    Columbus Children's Theatre; 512 Park St; Columbus (Franklin county)
    Hours:  7:30pm Thursdays, 10am and 7:30pm Fridays, 1pm and 3pm Sundays.  Sign interpretation will be Thursday, April 10.
    For more info, call (614) 224-6672` or visit http://www.columbuschildrenstheatre.org
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  • April 18, 2014
    Infant Massage Class
    Fairfield Medical Center; 401 N Ewing St; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
    Hours:  6-7:30pm Friday, second floor conference room.  Cost:  $20, registration is required.  Learn various massage techniques to help calm a fussy baby or reward a happy baby.  This class can be taken prior to birth but is recommended when your baby is at least three weeks of age.
    For more info, call (740) 687-8218 or visit http://www.fmchealth.org
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  • April 18-19, 2014
    2014 Perry County Home & Garden Show
    Perry County Fairgrounds; State Rte 37 W; New Lexington (Perry county)
    Hours:  3-7pm Friday, 8am-2pm Saturday.  Admission is FREE.  Sponsored by OSU Extension Perry County Master Gardeners and the Perry County Tribune.  Find all the advice, products, services and inspiration you need to create a gorgeous living space - garden programs, landscape and garden plants, home decor, educational displays, children's programs, local greenhouses, food vendor, door prizes, antiques and almost-antiques.  See also Glasshouse Works, the nationally-known grower of rare and unusual plants for home and garden.
    For more info, call (740) 743-1602 or visit http://perry.osu.edu
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  • April 19, 2014
    Birding for Beginners
    Wahkeena Nature Preserve; 2200 Pump Station Rd; Sugar Grove (Fairfield county)
    Hours:  1pm.  FREE, ages 10 and older.  Reservations are necessary.  Wear warm, waterproof shoes.
    For more info, call (740) 746-8695 or (800) 297-1883 or visit http://wahkeena-preserve.blogspot.com
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  • April 19, 2014
    Wildflowers & Waterfalls Hike
    Hocking Hills State Park; 19852 State Rte 664 S; Logan (Hocking county)
    Hours:  10am-12pm.
    For more info, call (740) 385-6841 or visit http://www.friendsofhockinghills.org
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  • April 19, 2014
    Buckeye Model Train & Railroad Show
    Ohio Expo Center (Ohio State Fairgrounds); 717 E 17th Av; Columbus (Franklin county)
    Hours:  9am-4pm.  Visit the Lausche Building to see Ohio's largest combination model train and railroad memorabilia show.  Discount admission available on the web site.
    For more info, call (614) 644-3247 or visit or http://www.gserr.com
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  • April 19, 2014
    Gardening with Kids
    Chillicothe & Ross County Public Library; Northside Branch; 550 Buckeye St; Chillicothe (Ross county)
    Hours:  1-3pm.  Fee:  $ 5.00.
    For more info, call (740) 707-3200 or visit http://www.crcpl.org/
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  • April 19-20, 2014
    Eastern Ohio Quarter Horse Show
    Ohio Expo Center (Ohio State Fairgrounds); 717 E 17th Av; Columbus (Franklin county)
    Hours:  8am daily.  FREE event.  Coliseum; Denny Hales Arena; Gilligan Complex, Paddock.  The Eastern Ohio Quarter Horse Association is dedicated to the promotion and enjoyment of owning and exhibiting the American Quarter Horse.
    For more info, call N/A or visit http://www.eoqha.us
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  • April 19-20, 2014
    Cardinal Cluster Dog Show
    Ohio Expo Center (Ohio State Fairgrounds); 717 E 17th Av; Columbus (Franklin county)
    Hours:  7am-6pm.  More than 150 AKC-registered breeds.
    For more info, call N/A or visit http://www.columbusdogshows.com 
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  • April 22, 2014
    Grandparenting Class
    Fairfield Medical Center; 401 N Ewing St; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
    Hours:  6-7:30pm Tuesday, second floor conference room.  Cost:  FREE.  Find out the latest idea in child-rearing and help to adjust to the grandparenting role.
    For more info, call (740) 687-8218 or visit http://www.fmchealth.org
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  • April 22-May 30, 2014

    Bulbs in Bloom at Clary Gardens

    Clary Gardens; 588 W Chestnut St (State Rte 541 W); Coshocton (Coshocton county)
    Hours:  Daily 10am-7pm or until dusk.  Admission:  FREE.  Founded in 2001, the botanical garden in the eastern Ohio Appalachian foothills is still in early stages of development; the public is encouraged to visit as the garden grows.  The existing landscape includes 20 acres of rolling hills, spring-fed ponds, sandstone outcroppings and a ravine.  Many native and exotic perennials, trees and shrubs have been added.  The first phase of the Rose Garden is complete and an amphitheater has been built into the hillside of a ravine.  It is a great place for families to get together.
    For more info, call (740) 622-6524 or visit http://www.clarygardens.org
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  • April 23-26, 2014
    River Ridge Charity Horse Show
    Ohio Expo Center (Ohio State Fairgrounds); 717 E 17th Av; Columbus (Franklin county)
    In its 68th year, a family-friendly event celebrating its 68th year with open and junior competitions and vendors selling riding apparel and equipment, jewelry, gift items, embroidery, more.
    For more info, call (614) 644-3247 or visit http://www.ohioexpocenter.com or http://riverridgehs.org
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  • April 24, 2014
    Concert:  "Today, Tomorrow & Forever: Tribute to Patsy Cline"

    Midland Theatre; 36 North Park Place; Newark (Licking county)
    Hours:  8pm.  Sponsored by Myers & Pugh  Jewelers, watch Katie's earnest tribute to Patsy Cline and her music.  She truly captures the essence of Patsy with her energy, emotion and devotion to subtle details of Patsy's tremendous voice.  This is one of three concerts in the Midland Memories Series:  10/17 Sandy Hackett's The Rat Pack, and in 2014 on 4/24 Katie Deal's "Today, Tomorrow & Forever: A Tribute to Patsy Cline", 5/14 Preservation Hall Jazz Band.  Purchase a Midland Memories Package for all three shows at a discount.

    For more info, call (740)
    345-5483 or visit http://www.midlandtheatre.org
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  • April 24, 2014
    Growing and Using Herbs
    Ross County Service Center; 475 Western Av; Chillicothe (Ross county)
    Hours:  6-8pm. 
    For more info, call (740) 702-3200 or visit
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  • April 24-27, 2014
    3rd Annual Buckeye TrailFest 2014
    Camp Akita; 29746 Logan Horns Mill Rd; Logan (Hocking county)
    Sponsored by the Buckeye Trail Association.  "Get Hiking. Get Dirty. Get Involved. Get Connected."  A wide variety of workshops, presentations, outing and trips to some of the most spectacular scenery in Ohio.  There are several lodging options
    For more info, call (740) 385-3827 or visit http://www.campakita.org or http://www.buckeyetrailfest.org
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  • April 24 - May 11, 2014
    Columbus Children's Theatre: Hanzel & Gretel
    Columbus Children's Theatre; 512 Park St; Columbus (Franklin county)
    Hours:  7:30pm Thursdays, 10am and 7:30pm Fridays, 1pm and 3pm Sundays.  Sensory Friendly Performance at 5pm on Sunday, April 27.
    For more info, call (614) 224-6672` or visit http://www.columbuschildrenstheatre.org
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  • April 25, 2014
    Live Music:  Caroline Smith
    Stuart's Opera House; 52 Public Square; Nelsonville (Athens county)
    Hours:  8pm.  Live music and theater events in this beautifully-restored 1879 opera house set in one of the most beautiful parts of southeast Ohio.
    For more info, call (740) 753-1294 or visit http://www.stuartsoperahouse.org
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  • April 25, 2014
    Final Fridays on the Square
    Historic Square Arts District; Nelsonville (Athens county)
    Hours:  6-10pm.  Cost:  FREE.  A monthly community arts event held every month except December; 2014 dates are 1/31, 2/28, 3/28, 4/25, 5/30, 6/27, 7/25, 8/29, 9/26, 10/31, 11/28.  Galleries and retail shops on Nelsonville's Historic Square stay open late.  Visitors can watch artists at work in their studios, as well as new exhibits, art chats, artists’ demonstrations, plays and musical shows. 
    For more info, call (740) 753-3391 or 753-1011 or visit http://www.nelsonvillearts.com
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  • April 25, 2014
    Family Friday Night at COSI
    COSI (Center of Science & Industry); 333 W Broad St; Columbus (Franklin county)
    Hours:  5-9pm.  Admission:  $ 10.95 - reduced admission and extended hours so families can visit, learn and play late!  Reduced admission includes all of the permanent exhibitions plus a movie on the seven-story Extreme Screen Theater.  Movies at the Extreme Screen Theater show at 5pm, 6pm, 7pm and 8pm.  Watch and participate in learning about science in a fun way through hands on activities and demonstrations.  Family Friday Nights are held the last Friday of each month.  2014 dates are May 30, June 27, July 25, August 29, September 26, October 31, November 28, December 26 (always call to confirm dates before travel).
    For more info, call (614) 228-2674 or visit http://www.cosi.org
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  • April 25-26, 2014
    Theater:  Driving Miss Daisy
    The Renner Theater; 148 N 7th St; Zanesville (Muskingum county)
    Hours:  8pm Friday-Saturday, 2:30pm Sunday.  Zane Trace Players present 1948 in the Deep South.  Also showing May 2-4.
    For more info, call (740) 453-8481 or visit http://www.zanetraceplayers.org
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  • April 25-26, 2014
    Theater:  My Boy Jack
    Memorial Hall; 165 1/2 E Main St; Circleville (Pickaway county)
    Hours:  8pm Friday & Saturday, 2:30pm Sunday; April 25-26 and May 2-4.  The Roundtown Players present this theater production.  The story of Rudyard Kipling and his son who goes to battle during World War I despite being rejected by the military for his impaired vision.
    For more info, call (740) 474-5856 or visit http://roundtownplayers.com
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  • April 25-27, 2014
    13th Annual Shoot the Hills Photography Contest

    Hocking Hills State Park; 19852 State Rte 664 S; Logan (Hocking county)
    Shoot the Hills is the official fundraiser of the Friends of the Hocking Hills State Park.  All proceeds are used to build and maintain photo-friendly wildlife blinds and habitats in the park.  Check their site for registration (registration begins in mid-January) and rules.  Future event dates are April 17-19, 2015 and April 15-17, 2016; mark your calendars.  The park has many events too numerous to list here.
    For more info, call (740) 385-6841
    or visit http://www.friendsofhockinghills.org
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  • April 26, 2014
    Arbor Day Festival
    Dawes Arboretum; 7770 Jacksontown Rd SE; Newark (Licking county)
    Hours:  10am-4pm.  Celebrate trees, celebrate nature.  Learning opportunities for families, crafts, displays, tree climbing, the Turtle Lady and her amazing reptile and amphibian friends, plant sale.  The first 250 families receive a free tree to take home to plant.  Media sponsor is Ohio Magazine; presented by Park National Bank.
    For more info, call (740) 443-2937 or (800) 443-2937 or visit http://www.dawesarb.org
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  • April 26, 2014
    Trout Derby
    Shawnee State Park; 4404 State Rte 125; Portsmouth (Scioto county)
    Hours:  12pm-12am.  Fishing begins at 7am at Turkey Creek Lake.
    For more info, call (740) 858-6652 or visit http://parks.ohiodnr.gov/shawnee
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  • April 26, 2014
    Earth Gathering
    Pump House Center for the Arts; Yoctangee Park; 1 Enderlin Circle; Chillicothe (Ross county)
    Hours:  11am-7pm.  "Preserving the Past for the Future".  Handmade art and music from local and regional artists.  Rain date is Sunday, April 21.
    For more info, call (740) 779-6863 or 772-5783 or visit http://www.pumphouseartgallery.com
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  • April 26, 2014
    Three Rivers Bluegrass :: Salt Creek Bluegrass Band
    Coshocton Village Inn & Suites; 115 N Water St; Coshocton (Coshocton county)
    Admission:  $ 5.00, children 12 and under FREE.  Food and non-alcoholic drinks available starting at 5:30 p.m. furnished by Relay for Life Team Alana.  Hours:  6-11pm.  Max Hardesty, the one-man-band, will play from 6-6:45 p.m.; the featured band will play from 7-9pm.  Following is an open acoustic jam from 9:15-11pm – come play and share your music.  The 2014 dates will be the fourth Saturday of each month (no October show).  Need even more Bluegrass?  Every Sunday be sure to tune to WQKT-FM104.5 from 8am-10am for the Picks & Bows Bluegrass Show.
    For more info, call (740) 498-8456 Duane or Clenda Hardesty or email duane1000@roadrunner.com
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  • April 26, 2014
    Daffodil Classic Llama Show
    Coshocton County Fairgrounds; 707 Kenilworth Av; Coshocton (Coshocton county)
    Hours:  8am-3pm.  Admission:  FREE.  Spectators are welcome.  ORVLA (Ohio River Valley Llama Association)
    For more info, call (330) 897-1243 or visit http://www.orvla.com
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  • April 26-27, 2014
    11th Annual Ashville Viking Festival
    Ashville Village Park; between Walnut & Park Sts; Ashville (Pickaway county)
    Hours:  10am-5pm.
    For more info, call (740) 983-9390 or visit http://www.ashvillevikingfest.com/enter.htm
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  • April 26-27, 2014
    "The World of Ohio Fair"
    Ohio History Center / Ohio Village; 800 E 17th Av; Columbus (Franklin county)
    Hours:  10am-5pm Saturday, 12-5pm Sunday.
    For more info, call (614) 297-2300 or visit http://www.ohiohistory.org
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  • April 27, 2014
    LCCA presents:  New York Brass Arts Trio
    Fairfield Union High School; 6675 Cincinnati-Zanesville Rd NE; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
    LCCA (Lancaster Community Concert Association) will celebrate its 77th season in 2013-2014.  Cost:  $50 subscription includes the four concerts at this venue plus 20 reciprocal concerts!  The 2013-2014 concert dates are October 20 Italian Saxophone Quartet, November 17 British Invasion, March 2 Erik Augis Trio, April 27 New York Brass Arts Trio.  Check the site below for the reciprocity concert lists.
    For more info, call (740) 00000 or visit http://www.lancastercca.com
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May 2014

  • through May 30, 2014
    National Heritage Ceramic Museum
    7327 Ceramic Rd NE; Roseville (Perry county)
    Open May 1 for the 2014 season.
    For more info, call (740) 697-7021 or visit N/A
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  • through May 30, 2014

    Bulbs in Bloom at Clary Gardens

    Clary Gardens; 588 W Chestnut St (State Rte 541 W); Coshocton (Coshocton county)
    Hours:  Daily 10am-7pm or until dusk.  Admission:  FREE.  Founded in 2001, the botanical garden in the eastern Ohio Appalachian foothills is still in early stages of development; the public is encouraged to visit as the garden grows.  The existing landscape includes 20 acres of rolling hills, spring-fed ponds, sandstone outcroppings and a ravine.  Many native and exotic perennials, trees and shrubs have been added.  The first phase of the Rose Garden is complete and an amphitheater has been built into the hillside of a ravine.  It is a great place for families to get together.
    For more info, call (740) 622-6524 or visit http://www.clarygardens.org
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  • through September 1, 2014
    Exhibit:  Glass Across the Color Spectrum
    Ohio Glass Museum; Ohio Glass Museum; 124 W Main St; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
    Exhibit Hours:  1-4pm Tuesday-Saturday.  The Glass Blowing Studio is open during regular museum hours for demonstrations - experience the process.
    For more info, call (740) 687-0101 or visit http://www.ohioglassmuseum.org
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  • May 2, 2014
    First Friday Gallery Art Walk
    Downtown Zanesville (Muskingum county)
    Hours:  5-9pm the first Friday of each month.  Meet local artists, visit studios, galleries, antique shops, restaurants, more, all in Zanesville's artists' district.  Artist Colony of Zanesville is "artcoz".  The 2014 dates are 01/03, 02/07, 03/07, 04/04, 05/02, 06/06, 07/04, 08/01, 09/05, 10/03, 11/07, 12/05.
    For more info, call (740) 455-8282 or visit http://artcoz.org
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  • May 2-4, 2014
    Theater:  Driving Miss Daisy
    The Renner Theater; 148 N 7th St; Zanesville (Muskingum county)
    Hours:  8pm Friday-Saturday, 2:30pm Sunday.  Zane Trace Players present 1948 in the Deep South.
    For more info, call (740) 453-8481 or visit http://www.zanetraceplayers.org
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  • May 3, 2014
    Bird Walk with Birder Bob Scott Placier
    Wahkeena Nature Preserve; 2200 Pump Station Rd; Sugar Grove (Fairfield county)
    Hours:  8:30am.  FREE, ages 12 and older.  Wear warm, waterproof shoes.  Wahkeena is a fascinating birding site with over 100 species of birds documented.  Bob Scott Placier, a wonderful birder and experienced instructor from Hocking College, will lead birders of all abilities on a guided walk seeking out returning warblers, resident birds and water-loving species.  Explore pond, wetland, edge and forest habitats.  Approximately 90 minutes with frequent stops.
    For more info, call (740) 746-8695 or (800) 297-1883 or visit http://wahkeena-preserve.blogspot.com
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  • May 2-4, 2014
    Theater:  My Boy Jack
    Memorial Hall; 165 1/2 E Main St; Circleville (Pickaway county)
    Hours:  8pm Friday & Saturday, 2:30pm Sunday; April 25-26 and May 2-4.  The Roundtown Players present this theater production.  The story of Rudyard Kipling and his son who goes to battle during World War I despite being rejected by the military for his impaired vision.
    For more info, call (740) 474-5856 or visit http://roundtownplayers.com
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  • May 2-7, 2014
    Dogwood Festival
    Coshocton County Career Center; 23640 County Rd 202; Coshocton (Coshocton county)
    For more info, call (740) 622-0326 or visit http://www.pomerenearts.org
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  • May 3, 2014
    Perry County Summer Resouce Fair
    2235 State Rte 13 NE; New Lexington (Perry county)
    Talk with vendors about fun summer opportunitits and programs outside of school fo the youth around Perry county.  There will be music, games, activities, free food and give-aways.
    For more info, call (740) 342-1118 ext 106 or 342-3542 or visit N/A
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  • May 3-4, 2014
    Pickaway County Flea Market
    Pickaway County Fairgrounds; 415 Lancaster Pike (US Rte 22 East); Circleville (Pickaway county)
    Hours:  9am-4pm Saturday & Sunday.  Every month throughout the year, booths are set up outside and inside the coliseum at the fairground.  Come as a vendor to sell your goods or come to browse and buy.
    For more info, call (740) 474-2085 or visit http://www.pickawaycountyfair.info

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  • May 8-11, 2014
    ABC Players present:  The Importance of Being Earnest
    Stuart's Opera House; 52 Public Square; Nelsonville (Athens county)
    Hours:  8pm May 8-10 and 2pm May 11.  Live music and theater events in this beautifully-restored 1879 opera house set in one of the most beautiful parts of southeast Ohio.
    For more info, call (740) 753-1294 or visit http://www.stuartsoperahouse.org
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  • May 9-11, 2014
    International Gem & Jewelry Show
    Franklin County Veterans Memorial; 300 West Broad St; Columbus (Franklin county)
    Hours:  12-6pm Friday, 10am-6pm Saturday, 11am-5pm Sunday.  Cost:  $8 per person for all three days.  The showplace and marketplace world of gems, beads and jewelry - the largest selection at the lowest prices.
    For more info, call (614) 221-4341 or visit http://fcvm.com or http://www.intergem.com
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  • May 10, 2014
    Bird Walk with Naturalist Paul Knoop
    Wahkeena Nature Preserve; 2200 Pump Station Rd; Sugar Grove (Fairfield county)
    Hours:  8:15am.  FREE, ages 12 and older.  Wear warm, waterproof shoes.  Wahkeena is a fascinating birding site with over 100 species of birds documented.  Paul Knoop, an excellent birder and retired director of education at Aullwood Audubon Center, will lead birders of all abilities on a guided walk seeking out returning warblers, resident birds and water-loving species.  Explore pond, wetland, edge and forest habitats.  Approximately 90 minutes with frequent stops.
    For more info, call (740) 746-8695 or (800) 297-1883 or visit http://wahkeena-preserve.blogspot.com
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  • May 15, 2014

    Concert:  Preservation Hall Jazz Band

    Midland Theatre; 36 North Park Place; Newark (Licking county)
    Hours:  8pm.  The band has traveled worldwide spreading their mission to nurture and perpetuate the art form of New Orleans Jazz which embodies a joyful, timeless spirit.  This is one of three concerts in the Midland Memories Series:  10/17 Sandy Hackett's The Rat Pack, and in 2014 on 4/24 Katie Deal's "Today, Tomorrow & Forever: A Tribute to Patsy Cline", 5/14 Preservation Hall Jazz Band.  Purchase a Midland Memories Package for all three shows at a discount.

    For more info, call (740) 345-5483 or visit http://www.midlandtheatre.org
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  • May 16, 2014
    Live Music:  Dailey & Vincent
    Stuart's Opera House; 52 Public Square; Nelsonville (Athens county)
    Hours:  8pm.  Live music and theater events in this beautifully-restored 1879 opera house set in one of the most beautiful parts of southeast Ohio.
    For more info, call (740) 753-1294 or visit http://www.stuartsoperahouse.org
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  • May 16, 2014
    Chef in the Vineyard Dinner
    Terra Cotta Vineyards; 2285 Rix Mills Rd; New Concord (Coshocton county)
    Hours:  7:00 p.m. dinner begins, wine tasting is earlier.  This is a true destination experience!  Bill Bird, Executive Chef for Zandex, will prepare a fabulous, two-entree dinner and provide great cooking tips.  Each dinner concludes with a flaming dessert presentation; everyone in the tasting room can observe and enjoy.  Chef in the Vineyard Dinners 2014 dates are 1/17, 2/14, 3/21, 4/11, 5/16, 6/20, 7/18, 8/15, 9/19, 10/11, 11/21, 12/19.
    For more info, call (740) 872-3791 or visit http://www.terracottavineyards.com
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  • May 17, 2014
    "Life in the Vernal Pool" - Part 2
    Wahkeena Nature Preserve; 2200 Pump Station Rd; Sugar Grove (Fairfield county)
    Hours:  10am-12pm.  FREE, ages 8 and older.  Part 2, April 19.  What is a vernal pool?  Who lives there?  There will be a short presentation inside then outside to explore the pool  Learn what creatured depend on these ephemeral habits.
    For more info, call (740) 746-8695 or (800) 297-1883 or visit http://wahkeena-preserve.blogspot.com
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  • May 22-26, 2014
    Moonshine Festival
    Main St; New Straitsville (Perry county)
    Hours:  5pm Thursday and Friday, 11am Saturday, 12pm Sunday and Monday.  In the rolling hills of Southeastern Ohio, the festival features a variety of events including a working moonshine still display, local history museum, flea market vendors, moonshine burgers, moonshine pie, moonshine doggies, carnival rides and games, good food, souvenirs, talent show, cruise-in and two parades concluding with the Grand Parade on Monday.  Free entertainment including Grand Ole Opry Show on Sunday and entertainment by Cliff Cody, AC/DC Tribute Band, Night Prowler, Bailie & The Boys with special guest Haley Watson.  Back by popular demand are the Garden Tractor Pull, a Garden Tractor Demo Derby and a Pedal Pull.
    For more info, call (740) 394-2239 or 394-2727 or visit N/A
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  • May 23, 2014
    Live Music:  The Hitch-Hikers Reunion Snow
    Stuart's Opera House; 52 Public Square; Nelsonville (Athens county)
    Hours:  8pm.  Live music and theater events in this beautifully-restored 1879 opera house set in one of the most beautiful parts of southeast Ohio.
    For more info, call (740) 753-1294 or visit http://www.stuartsoperahouse.org
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  • May 24, 2014
    Blues BBQ & Belly Laughs
    Uncle Buck's Riding Stable & Dance Barn; 73930 Buck Lane; New Marshfield (Athens county)
    Hours:  8pm.  Admission:  $5.  In the Lady Buck Saloon.  Long Tall Deb and the Werewolves of Alabama featuring Colin John with special guests Blues Cowboys.  Master of Ceremonies, Carlin Hagerty.  Comedians TBA.  Uncle Buck's is a "unique attraction located near Lake Hope State Park surrounded by Zaleski State Forest".
    For more info, call (740) 664-2428 or visit http://www.unclebucksstable.com
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  • May 29 – June 1
    2014 Nelsonville Music Festival
    Stuart's Opera House; 52 Public Square; Nelsonville (Athens county)
    Too much to list here!  Be sure to check out the web site below for listings of artists and events.
    For more info, call (740) 753-1294 or visit http://www.stuartsoperahouse.org
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  • May 30, 2014
    Final Fridays on the Square
    Historic Square Arts District; Nelsonville (Athens county)
    Hours:  6-10pm.  Cost:  FREE.  A monthly community arts event held every month except December; 2014 dates are 1/31, 2/28, 3/28, 4/25, 5/30, 6/27, 7/25, 8/29, 9/26, 10/31, 11/28.  Galleries and retail shops on Nelsonville's Historic Square stay open late.  Visitors can watch artists at work in their studios, as well as new exhibits, art chats, artists’ demonstrations, plays and musical shows. 
    For more info, call (740) 753-3391 or 753-1011 or visit http://www.nelsonvillearts.com
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  • May 30, 2014
    River Cities Symphony Orchestra Annual Pops Concert

    Lafayette Hotel; 101 Front St; Marietta (Washington county)
    Hours:  7pm Friday.
    For more info, call (304) 485-7068 or visit https://www.facebook.com/rivercitiessymphony

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  • May 30, 2014
    Family Friday Night at COSI
    COSI (Center of Science & Industry); 333 W Broad St; Columbus (Franklin county)
    Hours:  5-9pm.  Admission:  $ 10.95 - reduced admission and extended hours so families can visit, learn and play late!  Reduced admission includes all of the permanent exhibitions plus a movie on the seven-story Extreme Screen Theater.  Movies at the Extreme Screen Theater show at 5pm, 6pm, 7pm and 8pm.  Watch and participate in learning about science in a fun way through hands on activities and demonstrations.  Family Friday Nights are held the last Friday of each month.  2014 dates are June 27, July 25, August 29, September 26, October 31, November 28, December 26 (always call to confirm dates before travel).
    For more info, call (614) 228-2674 or visit http://www.cosi.org
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June 2014

  • through September 1, 2014
    Exhibit:  Glass Across the Color Spectrum
    Ohio Glass Museum; Ohio Glass Museum; 124 W Main St; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
    Exhibit Hours:  1-4pm Tuesday-Saturday.  The Glass Blowing Studio is open during regular museum hours for demonstrations - experience the process.
    For more info, call (740) 687-0101 or visit http://www.ohioglassmuseum.org
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  • June 6, 2014
    First Friday Gallery Art Walk
    Downtown Zanesville (Muskingum county)
    Hours:  5-9pm the first Friday of each month.  Meet local artists, visit studios, galleries, antique shops, restaurants, more, all in Zanesville's artists' district.  Artist Colony of Zanesville is "artcoz".  The 2014 dates are 01/03, 02/07, 03/07, 04/04, 05/02, 06/06, 07/04, 08/01, 09/05, 10/03, 11/07, 12/05.
    For more info, call (740) 455-8282 or visit http://artcoz.org
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  • June 6-7, 2014
    MacGahan Festival
    New Lexington (Perry county)
    Welcoming people of the Balkan heritage, MacGahan scholars and admirers, and honored guests from across the country and throughout the world.  Hosted by MacGahan American Bulgarian Foundation.
    For more info, call (740) 342-1088 or visit N/A
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  • June 7, 2014
    Glenford Fort Hike
    Glenford Stone Fort; Cooperrider Farm; 4265 Township Rd 19; Glenford (Perry county)
    Hours:  10am-2pm.  This Hopewell-Adena site was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975 but has been rarely seen by the general public.  The Historical Society of Perry County and property owner, Elizabeth Cooperrider, are hosting a walking tour of the fort for people who would like to experience Ohio’s ancient past.  The Glenford Stone Fort has been well known to archaeologists for nearly two hundred years as one of the best examples of a fortified hilltop enclosure in the state.  The hike begins at the Cooperrider farmstead at the foot of the Glenford Stone Fort Hill and passes through a beautiful mature growth forest before ascending to the plateau.  After exploring the perimeter wall and the central ceremonial mound, the group will witness a Native American spirit welcoming ceremony and enjoy lunch featuring a Native American stew cooked over an open fire.  After lunch our guest lecturer will be an archaeology professor from Hocking College.  She will be giving us insights into the people and their culture that created this significant place.  The hike to the hill-top takes about 45 minutes.  Volunteers will take people who cannot make the hike to the hilltop on a Gator.  The hike is limited to 200 people; it is suggested you make reservations early by calling
    John McGaughey at the number below prior to the day of the event.  Cost is a suggested $10 donation to be used to further the Society’s preservation efforts.  The event will be held rain or shine, so wear comfortable shoes and appropriate clothing.  Click here to SEE PHOTOS taken on the 2013 Glenford Stone Fort hike.
    For more info, call (740) 987-4862 or visit http://www.hcapc.org
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  • June 7, 2014
    15th Annual Crooksville Art Walk
    Main Street; Crooksville (Perry county)
    Hours:  4-8pm.  Admission is FEE.  At least forty local artists displaying beautiful works.  Perry County Historical & Cultural Arts Society.
    For more info, call (740) 743-2457 or 319-2134 or visit http://www.hcapc.org
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  • June 7-8, 2014
    Pickaway County Flea Market
    Pickaway County Fairgrounds; 415 Lancaster Pike (US Rte 22 East); Circleville (Pickaway county)
    Hours:  9am-4pm Saturday & Sunday.  Every month throughout the year, booths are set up outside and inside the coliseum at the fairground.  Come as a vendor to sell your goods or come to browse and buy.
    For more info, call (740) 474-2085 or visit http://www.pickawaycountyfair.info

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  • June 14, 2014
    Perry County Art Walk
    Public Square; Somerset (Perry county)
    Hours:  4-8pm.  Admission is FREE.  Local artists, food and music will be featured.  Perry County Historical & Cultural Arts Society.
    For more info, call (740) 743-2457 or 987-4862 or visit http://www.hcapc.org
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  • June 14, 2014
    Glenford Truck & Tractor Pulls
    Glenford (Perry county)
    Hours:  12pm antique tractors; 6pm truck and big tractors.  Other 2014 dates are July 12 and August 2.
    For more info, call (740) 787-2042 or visit http://www.glenfordpull.com/
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  • June 20, 2014
    Chef in the Vineyard Dinner
    Terra Cotta Vineyards; 2285 Rix Mills Rd; New Concord (Coshocton county)
    Hours:  7:00 p.m. dinner begins, wine tasting is earlier.  This is a true destination experience!  Bill Bird, Executive Chef for Zandex, will prepare a fabulous, two-entree dinner and provide great cooking tips.  Each dinner concludes with a flaming dessert presentation; everyone in the tasting room can observe and enjoy.  Chef in the Vineyard Dinners 2014 dates are 1/17, 2/14, 3/21, 4/11, 5/16, 6/20, 7/18, 8/15, 9/19, 10/11, 11/21, 12/19.
    For more info, call (740) 872-3791 or visit http://www.terracottavineyards.com
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  • June 20-21, 2014
    Poston Lake Bluegrass Festival
    Poston Lake; Guysville (Athens county)
    Hours:  12pm-11pm both days.  Featuring Idletymes, Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road, Wildfire, Moron Brothers, Gentlemen of Bluegrass, Bluegrass Mountaineers, Hart Brothers, Remington Ryde, Higher Vision, more to be announced.  Family-style festival, no drugs on property, free primitive camping, expanded shelter, concessions on grounds.
    For more info, call (740) 592-2016 or visit http://www.centralohiobluegrass.com
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  • June 27, 2014
    Final Fridays on the Square
    Historic Square Arts District; Nelsonville (Athens county)
    Hours:  6-10pm.  Cost:  FREE.  A monthly community arts event held every month except December; 2014 dates are 1/31, 2/28, 3/28, 4/25, 5/30, 6/27, 7/25, 8/29, 9/26, 10/31, 11/28.  Galleries and retail shops on Nelsonville's Historic Square stay open late.  Visitors can watch artists at work in their studios, as well as new exhibits, art chats, artists’ demonstrations, plays and musical shows. 
    For more info, call (740) 753-3391 or 753-1011 or visit http://www.nelsonvillearts.com
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  • June 27, 2014
    Family Friday Night at COSI
    COSI (Center of Science & Industry); 333 W Broad St; Columbus (Franklin county)
    Hours:  5-9pm.  Admission:  $ 10.95 - reduced admission and extended hours so families can visit, learn and play late!  Reduced admission includes all of the permanent exhibitions plus a movie on the seven-story Extreme Screen Theater.  Movies at the Extreme Screen Theater show at 5pm, 6pm, 7pm and 8pm.  Watch and participate in learning about science in a fun way through hands on activities and demonstrations.  Family Friday Nights are held the last Friday of each month.  2014 dates are July 25, August 29, September 26, October 31, November 28, December 26 (always call to confirm dates before travel).
    For more info, call (614) 228-2674 or visit http://www.cosi.org
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July 2014

  • through September 1, 2014
    Exhibit:  Glass Across the Color Spectrum
    Ohio Glass Museum; Ohio Glass Museum; 124 W Main St; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
    Exhibit Hours:  1-4pm Tuesday-Saturday.  The Glass Blowing Studio is open during regular museum hours for demonstrations - experience the process.
    For more info, call (740) 687-0101 or visit http://www.ohioglassmuseum.org
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  • July 4, 2014
    First Friday Gallery Art Walk
    Downtown Zanesville (Muskingum county)
    Hours:  5-9pm the first Friday of each month.  Meet local artists, visit studios, galleries, antique shops, restaurants, more, all in Zanesville's artists' district.  Artist Colony of Zanesville is "artcoz".  The 2014 dates are 01/03, 02/07, 03/07, 04/04, 05/02, 06/06, 07/04, 08/01, 09/05, 10/03, 11/07, 12/05.
    For more info, call (740) 455-8282 or visit http://artcoz.org
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  • July 5-6, 2014
    Pickaway County Flea Market
    Pickaway County Fairgrounds; 415 Lancaster Pike (US Rte 22 East); Circleville (Pickaway county)
    Hours:  9am-4pm Saturday & Sunday.  Every month throughout the year, booths are set up outside and inside the coliseum at the fairground.  Come as a vendor to sell your goods or come to browse and buy.
    For more info, call (740) 474-2085 or visit http://www.pickawaycountyfair.info

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  • July 10-12, 2014
    Crooksville-Roseville pottery Festival
    Roseville Park; Roseville (Perry county)
    Celebrate the area’s history of pottery making.  The festival is hosted by each town in turn, rotating annually.  Parade, live music, crowning of the Pottery Queen and court, car shows, food, arts and crafts booths, and amusement park rides, beautiful displays of locally-made pottery
    For more info, call (740) 469-4443 or visit N/A
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  • July 12, 2014
    Glenford Truck & Tractor Pulls
    Glenford (Perry county)
    Hours:  12pm antique tractors; 6pm truck and big tractors.  2014 dates are June 14, July 12 and August 2.
    For more info, call (740) 787-2042 or visit http://www.glenfordpull.com/
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  • July 14-19, 2014

    Perry County Fair
    Perry County Fairgrounds; New Lexington (Perry county)
    A local favorite event!  See also the Grange Hall Antiques Exhibit.  A week packed full of fun for the whole family.  Motocross, rough truck, tug pull, transfer truck and tractor pull and demolition derby.  Exhibits, livestock shows for all ages, livestock sale on Saturday.  Free entertainment and square dancing in he pavilion.  Carnival rides, games, commercial exhibits and, of course, fair foods.
    For more info, call (740) 342-3047 or visit http://www.perrycountyfair.com
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    • Recycle Bottles & Cans
      Before dropping your bottle or can in the trash, look for a recycle bin!  As a community service, 4-H clubs will have bins around the fairgrounds.  Perry County Waste Reduction & Recycling always has a recycle bin available at their booth.
      For more info, call (740) 342-7881 or visit http://www.perryrecycling.com
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  • July 16-26, 2014
    Lancaster Festival
    Ohio University Lancaster; Wagner Theater; 1570 Granville Pike; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
    "Summer's Sizzling Salute to the Arts", a wondrous burst of music, art and family fun with excitement all over town, many events are FREE.  See the festival map on the web site.
    For more info, call (800) LAN-FEST or visit http://www.lancasterfestival.org
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    • July 18, 2014
      2014 ArtWalk
      Hours:  6-9pm.  Experience art, meet the artists and purchase original works of art.  Works will remain on display from July 18-26.
      For more info, call (740) 653-8251 or 687-4808.
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  • July 18, 2014
    Chef in the Vineyard Dinner
    Terra Cotta Vineyards; 2285 Rix Mills Rd; New Concord (Coshocton county)
    Hours:  7:00 p.m. dinner begins, wine tasting is earlier.  This is a true destination experience!  Bill Bird, Executive Chef for Zandex, will prepare a fabulous, two-entree dinner and provide great cooking tips.  Each dinner concludes with a flaming dessert presentation; everyone in the tasting room can observe and enjoy.  Chef in the Vineyard Dinners 2014 dates are 1/17, 2/14, 3/21, 4/11, 5/16, 6/20, 7/18, 8/15, 9/19, 10/11, 11/21, 12/19.
    For more info, call (740) 872-3791 or visit http://www.terracottavineyards.com
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  • July 19-20, 2014
    Quilt Gathering 2014 – Quilt Show & Expo
    Muskingum County Fairgrounds; 1300 Pershing Rd; Zanesville (Muskingum county)
    Hours:  Admission:  $5 or $8 for a two-day pass, children under age 12 admitted FREE.  Presented by the Pieceable Quilters Guild.  There will be vendors, demos, a 12” x 12” quilt challenge, silent auction, quilt raffle, door prizes, Quilters’ Boutique, more.  Lunch is available on site at the Lunch Lady Café.  Proceeds help support the Guild’s donation of quilts to the Muskingum Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross Disaster Relief.
    For more info, call (740) 454-2205 or visit http://pieceablequilters.weebly.com/
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  • July 25, 2014
    Final Fridays on the Square
    Historic Square Arts District; Nelsonville (Athens county)
    Hours:  6-10pm.  Cost:  FREE.  A monthly community arts event held every month except December; 2014 dates are 1/31, 2/28, 3/28, 4/25, 5/30, 6/27, 7/25, 8/29, 9/26, 10/31, 11/28.  Galleries and retail shops on Nelsonville's Historic Square stay open late.  Visitors can watch artists at work in their studios, as well as new exhibits, art chats, artists’ demonstrations, plays and musical shows. 
    For more info, call (740) 753-3391 or 753-1011 or visit http://www.nelsonvillearts.com
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  • July 25, 2014
    Family Friday Night at COSI
    COSI (Center of Science & Industry); 333 W Broad St; Columbus (Franklin county)
    Hours:  5-9pm.  Admission:  $ 10.95 - reduced admission and extended hours so families can visit, learn and play late!  Reduced admission includes all of the permanent exhibitions plus a movie on the seven-story Extreme Screen Theater.  Movies at the Extreme Screen Theater show at 5pm, 6pm, 7pm and 8pm.  Watch and participate in learning about science in a fun way through hands on activities and demonstrations.  Family Friday Nights are held the last Friday of each month.  2014 dates are August 29, September 26, October 31, November 28, December 26 (always call to confirm dates before travel).
    For more info, call (614) 228-2674 or visit http://www.cosi.org
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August 2014

  • through September 1, 2014
    Exhibit:  Glass Across the Color Spectrum
    Ohio Glass Museum; Ohio Glass Museum; 124 W Main St; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
    Exhibit Hours:  1-4pm Tuesday-Saturday.  The Glass Blowing Studio is open during regular museum hours for demonstrations - experience the process.
    For more info, call (740) 687-0101 or visit http://www.ohioglassmuseum.org
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  • August 1, 2014
    First Friday Gallery Art Walk
    Downtown Zanesville (Muskingum county)
    Hours:  5-9pm the first Friday of each month.  Meet local artists, visit studios, galleries, antique shops, restaurants, more, all in Zanesville's artists' district.  Artist Colony of Zanesville is "artcoz".  The 2014 dates are 01/03, 02/07, 03/07, 04/04, 05/02, 06/06, 07/04, 08/01, 09/05, 10/03, 11/07, 12/05.
    For more info, call (740) 455-8282 or visit http://artcoz.org
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  • August 2, 2014
    Glenford Truck & Tractor Pulls
    Glenford (Perry county)
    Hours:  12pm antique tractors; 6pm truck and big tractors.  2014 dates are June 14, July 12 and August 2.
    For more info, call (740) 787-2042 or visit http://www.glenfordpull.com/
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  • August 2-3, 2014
    Pickaway County Flea Market
    Pickaway County Fairgrounds; 415 Lancaster Pike (US Rte 22 East); Circleville (Pickaway county)
    Hours:  9am-4pm Saturday & Sunday.  Every month throughout the year, booths are set up outside and inside the coliseum at the fairground.  Come as a vendor to sell your goods or come to browse and buy.
    For more info, call (740) 474-2085 or visit http://www.pickawaycountyfair.info

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  • August 8-9, 2014
    Big Dog's Buckeye Cub Tug
    Somerset (Perry county)
    The Ratliff, Miller and Snider families invite all to see Ohio's premiere all-Cub tractor pull.  Meet Cub enthusiasts from all over the nation.  Food, fun and fellowship for the entire family while learning more about the heritage and versatility of the amazing little tractor.
    For more info, call (740) 743-2048 or visit N/A
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  • August 9, 2014
    Perry County Walk to End Alzheimer's
    New Lexington High School; 2547 Panther Dr; New Lexington (Perry county)
    Hours:  8am registration, 9am ceremony, 9:30am walk.  Route length 2 miles.  A fundraising even for the support and research efforts of the Alzheimer's Association.
    For more info, call (614) 442-2014 or visit http://act.alz.org/site/TR?fr_id=5331&pg=entry
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  • August 15, 2014
    Chef in the Vineyard Dinner
    Terra Cotta Vineyards; 2285 Rix Mills Rd; New Concord (Coshocton county)
    Hours:  7:00 p.m. dinner begins, wine tasting is earlier.  This is a true destination experience!  Bill Bird, Executive Chef for Zandex, will prepare a fabulous, two-entree dinner and provide great cooking tips.  Each dinner concludes with a flaming dessert presentation; everyone in the tasting room can observe and enjoy.  Chef in the Vineyard Dinners 2014 dates are 1/17, 2/14, 3/21, 4/11, 5/16, 6/20, 7/18, 8/15, 9/19, 10/11, 11/21, 12/19.
    For more info, call (740) 872-3791 or visit http://www.terracottavineyards.com
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  • August 24-27, 2014
    3rd Annual Buckeye TrailFest
    Camp Akita; 29746 Logan Horns Mill Rd; Logan (Hocking county)
    A conference and outing event for people interested in hiking and camping, especially featuring the Buckeye Trail.  There will be many hiking and outdoor recreation outings, workshops and presentations plus several courses on trail planning, construction and maintenance.  Outings in Hocking, Vinton, Athens and Perry counties:  Hocking Hills, Pretty Run Preserve, Clear Creek Metro Park, Crane Hollow Nature Preserve, Strouds Run State Park and Blair Preserve, Burr Oak State Park and Shawnee-area Wayne National Forest.
    For more info, call (502) 608-2394 or visit http://www.buckeyetrailfest.org
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  • August 29, 2014
    Final Fridays on the Square
    Historic Square Arts District; Nelsonville (Athens county)
    Hours:  6-10pm.  Cost:  FREE.  A monthly community arts event held every month except December; 2014 dates are 1/31, 2/28, 3/28, 4/25, 5/30, 6/27, 7/25, 8/29, 9/26, 10/31, 11/28.  Galleries and retail shops on Nelsonville's Historic Square stay open late.  Visitors can watch artists at work in their studios, as well as new exhibits, art chats, artists’ demonstrations, plays and musical shows. 
    For more info, call (740) 753-3391 or 753-1011 or visit http://www.nelsonvillearts.com
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  • August 29, 2014
    Family Friday Night at COSI
    COSI (Center of Science & Industry); 333 W Broad St; Columbus (Franklin county)
    Hours:  5-9pm.  Admission:  $ 10.95 - reduced admission and extended hours so families can visit, learn and play late!  Reduced admission includes all of the permanent exhibitions plus a movie on the seven-story Extreme Screen Theater.  Movies at the Extreme Screen Theater show at 5pm, 6pm, 7pm and 8pm.  Watch and participate in learning about science in a fun way through hands on activities and demonstrations.  Family Friday Nights are held the last Friday of each month.  2014 dates are September 26, October 31, November 28, December 26 (always call to confirm dates before travel).
    For more info, call (614) 228-2674 or visit http://www.cosi.org
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September 2014

  • September 1, 2014  * Last Day *
    Exhibit:  Glass Across the Color Spectrum
    Ohio Glass Museum; Ohio Glass Museum; 124 W Main St; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
    Exhibit Hours:  1-4pm Tuesday-Saturday.  The Glass Blowing Studio is open during regular museum hours for demonstrations - experience the process.
    For more info, call (740) 687-0101 or visit http://www.ohioglassmuseum.org
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  • September 5, 2014
    First Friday Gallery Art Walk
    Downtown Zanesville (Muskingum county)
    Hours:  5-9pm the first Friday of each month.  Meet local artists, visit studios, galleries, antique shops, restaurants, more, all in Zanesville's artists' district.  Artist Colony of Zanesville is "artcoz".  The 2014 dates are 01/03, 02/07, 03/07, 04/04, 05/02, 06/06, 07/04, 08/01, 09/05, 10/03, 11/07, 12/05.
    For more info, call (740) 455-8282 or visit http://artcoz.org
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  • September 5-6, 2014
    Lithopolis Honeyfest
    W Columbus St, Lithopolis (Fairfield county)
    Hours:  1pm-8pm Saturday, 9am-7pm Sunday.  FREE admission, parking and shuttle.  "Saving the Planet, One Honeybee at a Time".  Art, music, honey, beekeepers, honey bake-off, merchandise, food, wine, brew, photography contest and exhibit, honey tasting, extracting, hive inspection demonstration, Ohio beekeeping museum exhibit, bee beard, more.
    For more info, call (614) 837-2031 or visit http://www.lithopolishoneyfest.com
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  • September 6, 2014
    13th Annual Perry County Gun Bash
    Perry County Fairgrounds; State Rte 37 W; New Lexington (Perry county)
    Over 75 prizes awarded from 2-8pm and numerous other side drawings throughout the day.  Free food and entertainment.
    For more info, call (740) 342-3047 or visit http://perrygunbash.com/
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  • September 6-7, 2014
    Pickaway County Flea Market
    Pickaway County Fairgrounds; 415 Lancaster Pike (US Rte 22 East); Circleville (Pickaway county)
    Hours:  9am-4pm Saturday & Sunday.  Every month throughout the year, booths are set up outside and inside the coliseum at the fairground.  Come as a vendor to sell your goods or come to browse and buy.
    For more info, call (740) 474-2085 or visit http://www.pickawaycountyfair.info

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  • September 19, 2014
    Chef in the Vineyard Dinner
    Terra Cotta Vineyards; 2285 Rix Mills Rd; New Concord (Coshocton county)
    Hours:  7:00 p.m. dinner begins, wine tasting is earlier.  This is a true destination experience!  Bill Bird, Executive Chef for Zandex, will prepare a fabulous, two-entree dinner and provide great cooking tips.  Each dinner concludes with a flaming dessert presentation; everyone in the tasting room can observe and enjoy.  Chef in the Vineyard Dinners 2014 dates are 1/17, 2/14, 3/21, 4/11, 5/16, 6/20, 7/18, 8/15, 9/19, 10/11, 11/21, 12/19.
    For more info, call (740) 872-3791 or visit http://www.terracottavineyards.com
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  • September 19-21, 014
    Artisan(s):  Tina Wozniak, Louise Hawkins, Susan Sherman - Visit us in Booth 207
    Thornville Backwoods Fest
    8572 High Point Rd; Thornville (Perry county)
    Hours:  10am-6pm Friday, 9am-6pm Saturday, 9am-5pm Sunday.  Adult admission $9, children 10 and under FREE, parking is FREE. This very popular, annual festival held the third weekend in September, rain or shine!  There will be over 275 vendors, more than 30 kinds of food cooked over open fires, three days of Bluegrass music.  Find our artisan, Tina Wozniak (Lotion Bars), in Booth 207; as soon as you enter the fest, turn right and keep on walking to the end of the first row, on the right.  Joining Tina will be Louise Hawkins (Homemade Soap), Susan Sherman (Hand-painted Pottery) and others.
    For more info, call (740) 246-4709 or visit http://www.thornvillebackwoodsfest.com
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  • September 20, 2014
    2014 Sportsman Extravaganza
    Pickaway County Fairgrounds; 415 Lancaster Pike (US Rte 22 East); Circleville (Pickaway county)
    Hours:  12pm-8pm.  Over $ 275,000 in prizes.  Free food all day, games.  Buckeye Outdoors, The Toy Store, Kinsel Sports, Hill Implement, Specialty RV, Budweiser Classic Brands, Harley Davidson Motorcycles, Miller Southeast Beverage, more.  Camping available.
    For more info, call (740) 474-2085 or visit http://www.pickawaycountyfair.info

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  • September 26, 2014
    Final Fridays on the Square
    Historic Square Arts District; Nelsonville (Athens county)
    Hours:  6-10pm.  Cost:  FREE.  A monthly community arts event held every month except December; 2014 dates are 1/31, 2/28, 3/28, 4/25, 5/30, 6/27, 7/25, 8/29, 9/26, 10/31, 11/28.  Galleries and retail shops on Nelsonville's Historic Square stay open late.  Visitors can watch artists at work in their studios, as well as new exhibits, art chats, artists’ demonstrations, plays and musical shows. 
    For more info, call (740) 753-3391 or 753-1011 or visit http://www.nelsonvillearts.com
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  • September 26, 2014
    Family Friday Night at COSI
    COSI (Center of Science & Industry); 333 W Broad St; Columbus (Franklin county)
    Hours:  5-9pm.  Admission:  $ 10.95 - reduced admission and extended hours so families can visit, learn and play late!  Reduced admission includes all of the permanent exhibitions plus a movie on the seven-story Extreme Screen Theater.  Movies at the Extreme Screen Theater show at 5pm, 6pm, 7pm and 8pm.  Watch and participate in learning about science in a fun way through hands on activities and demonstrations.  Family Friday Nights are held the last Friday of each month.  2014 dates are October 31, November 28, December 26 (always call to confirm dates before travel).
    For more info, call (614) 228-2674 or visit http://www.cosi.org
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October 2014

  • October 3, 2014
    First Friday Gallery Art Walk
    Downtown Zanesville (Muskingum county)
    Hours:  5-9pm the first Friday of each month.  Meet local artists, visit studios, galleries, antique shops, restaurants, more, all in Zanesville's artists' district.  Artist Colony of Zanesville is "artcoz".  The 2014 dates are 01/03, 02/07, 03/07, 04/04, 05/02, 06/06, 07/04, 08/01, 09/05, 10/03, 11/07, 12/05.
    For more info, call (740) 455-8282 or visit http://artcoz.org
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  • October 4, 2014
    Oktoberfest in Somerset
    Pigfoot Public Square; Somerset (Perry county)
    Hours:  11am-7pm.  Celebrate Somerset, Ohio’s pioneer past and German heritage at the annual Oktoberfest.  Attendees are able to learn about the rich history of the town, experience live music, appreciate a variety of antiques as well as enjoy plenty of German food and beverages.
    For more info, call (740) 987-4862 or 743-2457 or visit http://www.hcapc.org
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  • October 4-5, 2014
    Pickaway County Flea Market
    Pickaway County Fairgrounds; 415 Lancaster Pike (US Rte 22 East); Circleville (Pickaway county)
    Hours:  9am-4pm Saturday & Sunday.  Every month throughout the year, booths are set up outside and inside the coliseum at the fairground.  Come as a vendor to sell your goods or come to browse and buy.
    For more info, call (740) 474-2085 or visit http://www.pickawaycountyfair.info

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  • October 11, 2014
    Chef in the Vineyard Dinner
    Terra Cotta Vineyards; 2285 Rix Mills Rd; New Concord (Coshocton county)
    Hours:  7:00 p.m. dinner begins, wine tasting is earlier.  This is a true destination experience!  Bill Bird, Executive Chef for Zandex, will prepare a fabulous, two-entree dinner and provide great cooking tips.  Each dinner concludes with a flaming dessert presentation; everyone in the tasting room can observe and enjoy.  Chef in the Vineyard Dinners 2014 dates are 1/17, 2/14, 3/21, 4/11, 5/16, 6/20, 7/18, 8/15, 9/19, 10/11, 11/21, 12/19.
    For more info, call (740) 872-3791 or visit http://www.terracottavineyards.com
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  • October 11, 2014
    Live Music:  Jonathan Edwards, McGuffey Lane, Grassinine
    Stuart's Opera House; 52 Public Square; Nelsonville (Athens county)
    Hours:  6pm.  Live music and theater events in this beautifully-restored 1879 opera house set in one of the most beautiful parts of southeast Ohio.
    For more info, call (740) 753-1294 or visit http://www.stuartsoperahouse.org
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  • October 18, 2014
    "Fall Color Tour" Nature Photography Weekend Workshop
    Old Bear's Den Center; 16961 Harble-Griffith Rd; Logan (Hocking county)
    Hours:  9am-5pm.  Cost:  $ 129, eight hour workshop for all levels of photographers.  Join Eric Hoffman, Hocking Hills photographer, for an adventure in nature photography.  See the web site for details such as what to bring for each workshop.  Catered lunch included.  Other workshops with different themes and shorter workshops for basic photography are scheduled throughout the year.
    For more info, call (740) 380-2039 or visit http://www.theoldbear.com
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  • October 19, 2014
    20th Annual Little Cities of Black Diamonds Day
    Southern Local Schools Campus; 10390 State Rte 155; Hemlock (Perry county)
    Hours:  12-4pm.  A celebration of the history and culture of the Little Cities of Black Diamonds region, the mining towns of Perry, Hocking, Athens and Morgan counties.  Festivities take place in the architecturally-significant historic district of Shawnee.  This boom-to-bust southern Perry county coal mining village is rich in mining, brick making and labor union history.  Music, living history, quilt show, vendors, historic exhibitors and presenters and food.  Guided walking tour of Shawnee.
    For more info, call (740) 743-2457 or 394-3011 or visit http://www.hcapc.org
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  • October 19, 2014
    39th Annual Thornville Country Fair
    Village of Thornville; Town Center; Thornville (Perry county)
    Hours:  9am-5pm.  Admission:  FREE.
     This open-air event is held at the corner of State Routes 204 and 188.  Welcoming more guests than the village can hold!  Fair features 150 craft exhibits, food, fun.  All fees and proceeds from the event go to charity.
    For more info, call (740) 246-6194 or visit http://thornville.us/
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  • October 31, 2014
    Final Fridays on the Square
    Historic Square Arts District; Nelsonville (Athens county)
    Hours:  6-10pm.  Cost:  FREE.  A monthly community arts event held every month except December; 2014 dates are 1/31, 2/28, 3/28, 4/25, 5/30, 6/27, 7/25, 8/29, 9/26, 10/31, 11/28.  Galleries and retail shops on Nelsonville's Historic Square stay open late.  Visitors can watch artists at work in their studios, as well as new exhibits, art chats, artists’ demonstrations, plays and musical shows. 
    For more info, call (740) 753-3391 or 753-1011 or visit http://www.nelsonvillearts.com
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  • October 31, 2014
    Family Friday Night at COSI
    COSI (Center of Science & Industry); 333 W Broad St; Columbus (Franklin county)
    Hours:  5-9pm.  Admission:  $ 10.95 - reduced admission and extended hours so families can visit, learn and play late!  Reduced admission includes all of the permanent exhibitions plus a movie on the seven-story Extreme Screen Theater.  Movies at the Extreme Screen Theater show at 5pm, 6pm, 7pm and 8pm.  Watch and participate in learning about science in a fun way through hands on activities and demonstrations.  Family Friday Nights are held the last Friday of each month.  2014 dates are November 28, December 26 (always call to confirm dates before travel).
    For more info, call (614) 228-2674 or visit http://www.cosi.org
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November 2014

  • November 1-2, 2014
    Pickaway County Flea Market
    Pickaway County Fairgrounds; 415 Lancaster Pike (US Rte 22 East); Circleville (Pickaway county)
    Hours:  9am-4pm Saturday & Sunday.  Every month throughout the year, booths are set up outside and inside the coliseum at the fairground.  Come as a vendor to sell your goods or come to browse and buy.
    For more info, call (740) 474-2085 or visit http://www.pickawaycountyfair.info

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  • November 7, 2014
    First Friday Gallery Art Walk
    Downtown Zanesville (Muskingum county)
    Hours:  5-9pm the first Friday of each month.  Meet local artists, visit studios, galleries, antique shops, restaurants, more, all in Zanesville's artists' district.  Artist Colony of Zanesville is "artcoz".  The 2014 dates are 01/03, 02/07, 03/07, 04/04, 05/02, 06/06, 07/04, 08/01, 09/05, 10/03, 11/07, 12/05.
    For more info, call (740) 455-8282 or visit http://artcoz.org
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  • November 21, 2014
    Chef in the Vineyard Dinner
    Terra Cotta Vineyards; 2285 Rix Mills Rd; New Concord (Coshocton county)
    Hours:  7:00 p.m. dinner begins, wine tasting is earlier.  This is a true destination experience!  Bill Bird, Executive Chef for Zandex, will prepare a fabulous, two-entree dinner and provide great cooking tips.  Each dinner concludes with a flaming dessert presentation; everyone in the tasting room can observe and enjoy.  Chef in the Vineyard Dinners 2014 dates are 1/17, 2/14, 3/21, 4/11, 5/16, 6/20, 7/18, 8/15, 9/19, 10/11, 11/21, 12/19.
    For more info, call (740) 872-3791 or visit http://www.terracottavineyards.com
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  • November 28, 2014
    Final Fridays on the Square
    Historic Square Arts District; Nelsonville (Athens county)
    Hours:  6-10pm.  Cost:  FREE.  A monthly community arts event held every month except December; 2014 dates are 1/31, 2/28, 3/28, 4/25, 5/30, 6/27, 7/25, 8/29, 9/26, 10/31, 11/28.  Galleries and retail shops on Nelsonville's Historic Square stay open late.  Visitors can watch artists at work in their studios, as well as new exhibits, art chats, artists’ demonstrations, plays and musical shows. 
    For more info, call (740) 753-3391 or 753-1011 or visit http://www.nelsonvillearts.com
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  • November 28, 2014
    Family Friday Night at COSI
    COSI (Center of Science & Industry); 333 W Broad St; Columbus (Franklin county)
    Hours:  5-9pm.  Admission:  $ 10.95 - reduced admission and extended hours so families can visit, learn and play late!  Reduced admission includes all of the permanent exhibitions plus a movie on the seven-story Extreme Screen Theater.  Movies at the Extreme Screen Theater show at 5pm, 6pm, 7pm and 8pm.  Watch and participate in learning about science in a fun way through hands on activities and demonstrations.  Family Friday Nights are held the last Friday of each month.  2014 dates are December 26 (always call to confirm dates before travel).
    For more info, call (614) 228-2674 or visit http://www.cosi.org
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December 2014

  • December 5, 2014
    First Friday Gallery Art Walk
    Downtown Zanesville (Muskingum county)
    Hours:  5-9pm the first Friday of each month.  Meet local artists, visit studios, galleries, antique shops, restaurants, more, all in Zanesville's artists' district.  Artist Colony of Zanesville is "artcoz".  The 2014 dates are 01/03, 02/07, 03/07, 04/04, 05/02, 06/06, 07/04, 08/01, 09/05, 10/03, 11/07, 12/05.
    For more info, call (740) 455-8282 or visit http://artcoz.org
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  • December 6-7, 2014
    Pickaway County Flea Market
    Pickaway County Fairgrounds; 415 Lancaster Pike (US Rte 22 East); Circleville (Pickaway county)
    Hours:  9am-4pm Saturday & Sunday.  Every month throughout the year, booths are set up outside and inside the coliseum at the fairground.  Come as a vendor to sell your goods or come to browse and buy.
    For more info, call (740) 474-2085 or visit http://www.pickawaycountyfair.info

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  • December 19, 2014
    Chef in the Vineyard Dinner
    Terra Cotta Vineyards; 2285 Rix Mills Rd; New Concord (Coshocton county)
    Hours:  7:00 p.m. dinner begins, wine tasting is earlier.  This is a true destination experience!  Bill Bird, Executive Chef for Zandex, will prepare a fabulous, two-entree dinner and provide great cooking tips.  Each dinner concludes with a flaming dessert presentation; everyone in the tasting room can observe and enjoy.  Chef in the Vineyard Dinners 2014 dates are 1/17, 2/14, 3/21, 4/11, 5/16, 6/20, 7/18, 8/15, 9/19, 10/11, 11/21, 12/19.
    For more info, call (740) 872-3791 or visit http://www.terracottavineyards.com
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  • December 26, 2014
    Family Friday Night at COSI
    COSI (Center of Science & Industry); 333 W Broad St; Columbus (Franklin county)
    Hours:  5-9pm.  Admission:  $ 10.95 - reduced admission and extended hours so families can visit, learn and play late!  Reduced admission includes all of the permanent exhibitions plus a movie on the seven-story Extreme Screen Theater.  Movies at the Extreme Screen Theater show at 5pm, 6pm, 7pm and 8pm.  Watch and participate in learning about science in a fun way through hands on activities and demonstrations.  Family Friday Nights are held the last Friday of each month (always call to confirm dates before travel).
    For more info, call (614) 228-2674 or visit http://www.cosi.org
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February 2015

  • February 15, 2015
    23rd Annual Chocolate Extravaganza
    Coshocton County Career Center; 23640 County Rd 202; Coshocton (Coshocton county)
    Hours:  3-5pm.  Tickets: $10 at the door or $8 pre-sale.  This popular event draws visitors from throughout the region.  There will be artwork and music entertainment.  It's a ‘sweet’ way to support the arts, since the proceeds benefit the Pomerene Center for the Arts.
    For more info, call (740) 622-0326 or visit http://www.pomerenearts.org
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April 2015

  • April 17-19, 2015
    14th Annual Shoot the Hills Photography Contest

    Hocking Hills State Park; 19852 State Rte 664 S; Logan (Hocking county)
    Shoot the Hills is the official fundraiser of the Friends of the Hocking Hills State Park.  All proceeds are used to build and maintain photo-friendly wildlife blinds and habitats in the park.  Check their site for registration (registration begins in mid-January) and rules.  Future event dates are April 15-17, 2016; mark your calendars.  The park has many events too numerous to list here.
    For more info, call (740) 385-6841 or visit http://www.friendsofhockinghills.org
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April 2016

  • April 15-17, 2016
    15th Annual Shoot the Hills Photography Contest

    Hocking Hills State Park; 19852 State Rte 664 S; Logan (Hocking county)
    Shoot the Hills is the official fundraiser of the Friends of the Hocking Hills State Park.  All proceeds are used to build and maintain photo-friendly wildlife blinds and habitats in the park.  Check their site for registration (registration begins in mid-January) and rules.  The park has many events too numerous to list here.
    For more info, call (740) 385-6841 or visit http://www.friendsofhockinghills.org
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Things to Do, Places to Go, People to See

 

Scroll down to see even more of what southeast Ohio has to offer.  If you know of a family-friendly event in your area and would like to see it listed here, please Contact Us.  Visit Our Artisans' Calendar to see where you can meet the craftsmen on this site and sample or view their wares.

Animals

  • Dickinson Cattle Company
    35000 Muskrat Rd; Barnesville (Belmont county)
    See Texas Longhorn, BueLingo and Watusi cattle.  Narrated ranch tours and an annual "Fall Fling".
    For more info, call (740) 758-5050 or visit http://www.texaslonghorn.com
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  • The Wilds
    14000 International Rd; Cumberland (Guernsey county)
    Thousands of acres on which roam many rare and endangered species. Open-bus tours to see the animals up close, also mountain biking trails, birding, butterflies, camping, sunset safaris, the 'Zip Line Safari', .  This is a definite must-see when visiting southeast Ohio!
    For more info, call (740) 638-5030 or visit http://www.thewilds.org
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  • Wildwood Inn & Llama Farm
    6345 Township Rd 134 SE; New Straitsville (Perry county)
    A "woodland vacation experience" near the Wayne National Forest.
    For more info, call (740) 380-3403 or visit http://www.wildwoodinnoh.com
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Antiques & Shopping

  • Trading Post Antiques
    East Main St; Shawnee (Perry county)
    For more info, call (740) 394-2421 or visit N/A
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  • Community Exchange Gift Shop
    117 East Main St; Shawnee (Perry county)
    Definitely worth the trip.  Great location, perfectly appointed, more.  I love to go to the food tasting event they hold - yummy stuff!
    For more info, call (740) 394-2852 or visit N/A
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  • Appalachian Art & Craft Market
    Rte 33 at Rte 374; Rockbridge (Hocking county)
    Enjoy the beauty of the Hocking Hills area that is known for its friendly atmosphere, hospitality and natural wonders.
    For more info, call (740) 974-9907 or visit N/A
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  • Country Grace Gifts
    73 High St; Glouster (Athens county)
    Shop for country primitives in this quaint little coal-mining town.
    For more info, call (740) 767-2111 or visit http://www.countrygracegifts.com
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Conservation & Recycling

  • Coshocton-Fairfield-Licking-Perry Solid Waste District
    675 Price Rd; Newark (Licking county)
    Visit the site for a list of drop-off bin locations in the four counties.  The site also has wonderfully useful “How To…” sections such as “How to Stop Unwanted Mail”, “Prevent Identity Theft”, “Reuse Items”, “Compost at Home”.  It also lists the Registered Public Compost Facilities that accept grass, leaves and small brush where it is ground, aged and the resultant mulch and/or compost is sold or given out for gardening.
    For more info, call (740) 349-6308 or visit http://www.cflpswd.org
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  • Lancaster-Fairfield Community Action Recycling Center
    1761 E Main St (US Highway 22), Lancaster (Fairfield county)
    For more info, call (740) 687-1295 or visit http://www.fairfieldrecycles.org
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  • Perry County Waste Reduction & Recycling
    2231 State Rte 13; New Lexington (Perry county)
    The Great Depression and WWII quote, "Use It Up, Wear It Out, Make It Do, or Do Without", words to live by then, words to live by now.
    For more info, call
    (740) 342-7881 or visit http://www.perryrecycling.com
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County Fairs 2013 Schedule

 

Below is a list of the twenty southeast Ohio county fairs, two independent fairs and the Ohio State Fair.  Dates for 2013 will be posted as soon as they are available.

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Deaf & ASL (American Sign Language) Events

 

These events may not be in southeast Ohio but they are listed here because we sign at Long Time Ago Farm and have a special interest in sign language, especially ASL (American Sign Language).

  • Various Dates, Below
    2014 DeafNation Expo
    FREE admission.  FREE Expo.  FREE Entertainment.  FREE Workshops.  The philosophy is that FREE admission brings a diversity of attendees who can share the culture, needs, language and information.  DeafNation Expo is the foremost touring trade show for, by and about Deaf people.  The Expo began in 2003 with just six expos, this year there are eleven events on the schedule.
     

    • March 15
      Jacksonville, FL

    • March 22
      Greensboro,  NC

    • April 5
      Kansas City, KS

    • April 12
      Dallas, TX

    • April 26
      Indianapolis, IN

    • May 3
      Pomona, CA

    • September 27
      Boston, MA

    • October 11
      Pleasanton, CA

    • October 18
      Seattle, WA

    • October 25
      Denver, CO

    • November 1
      Chicago, IL

     

  • August 3, 2013
    Zanesville Picnic & Town Hall
    Lake Isabella; 5960 Fourth St; East Fultonham (Muskingum county)
    Hours:  12-8pm.  Cost:  $2 ages 6 and above, FREE ages 5 and below.  Sponsored by DSC (Deaf Services Center).
    For more info, VP (614) 515-6065 or visit http://www.dsc.org (event flyer) 
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  • August 10, 2013
    D-PAH!'s 2nd Sand Co-Ed Volleyball Tournament
    Bogey Inn; 6013 Glick Rd; Dublin (Franklin county)
    Hours:  11am captains/coach meeting, 12:30pm teams meetings, 1pm game starts.  Cost:  $10 players, $5 fans.  Sponsored by D-PAH! (Deaf Positive Attitude Health) and OAD (Ohio Association of the Deaf).  Deaf, hard of hearing, hearing and CODA communities welcome.
    For more info, call (N/A) or visit http://www.dsc.org (event flyer)
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  • August 10, 2013
    CAD Picnic
    CCH Shelter House; 1055 Colony Dr; Westerville (Franklin county)
    Hours:  11am-6pm.  Admission:  $5 with covered dish, $8 without covered dish, $3 children aged 10-17 years, FREE children up to 9 years.  $10 fee for cornhole tournament.  Bring your own lawn chairs.  There will be a variety of games.  See details at the link below.
    For more info, call (N/A) or visit http://www.dsc.org (event flyer)
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  • August 17, 2013
    DKTC Family Day
    Alum Creek Park North; 221 W Main St; Westerville (Franklin county)
    Hours:  11am-3pm.  Must RSVP before August 14 by VP (614) 515-6065 or by voice (614) 841-1991.  Meat for barbeque and drinks provided.  Attendees should bring a covered dish.  Event sponsored by DSC (Deaf Services Center).  Celebrate the end of summer with family and friends.  Activities and playground for kids, shade and shelter for parents.
    For more info, VP or call the numbers above or see http://www.dsc.org (event flyer)
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  • September 21, 2013
    3rd Annual Ride Deaf Bike Challenge
    Cost:  $25 per rider, advance registration required.  All proceeds benefit Deaf Kids & Teens Club (DKTC) and Kids of Deaf Adults (KODA).  Four routes, either 10, 32, 66 or 100 miles.  12-2pm Bike Rodeo, free for kids ages 5-12.  Breakfast by Bruegger's Bagels of Dublin, lunch by The Dutch Kitchen.
    For more info, call (614) 841-1991 Beth Caputo or visit http://www.dsc.org (event flyer)
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  • November 2, 2013
    OAD Ohio DEAFair 2013
    Ohio Expo Center (Ohio State Fairgrounds); 717 E 17th Av; Columbus (Franklin county)
    Hours:  10am-7pm.  Admission:  $2.  Parking:  $5.  Experience Deaf culture and language, celebrate diversity!  See exhibition booths will showcase new technology, services organizations, communication devices.  Vendors, crafts.  Several performances provided by talented Deaf individuals, games, more.
    For more info, call (N/A) or visit http://www.dsc.org (event flyer) 
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  • Various Dates, Below
    2013 DeafNation Expo
    FREE admission.  FREE Expo.  FREE Entertainment.  FREE Workshops.  The philosophy is that FREE admission brings a diversity of attendees who can share the culture, needs, language and information.  DeafNation Expo is the foremost touring trade show for, by and about Deaf people.  The Expo began in 2003 with just six expos, this year there are 12 events on the schedule.
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Farmers Markets

  • Athens Farmers Market  *Open Year-Round
    1000 E State St; Athens (Athens county)
    Wednesdays 10am-1pm - Now through December & Saturdays 10am-1pm Year-Round
    Audubon Magazine called this 'one of the nation's best markets', a must-see for any lover of food and culture.  Fresh homegrown vegetables, mouth-watering fruits and meats, fresh flowers, teas, breads and handmade crafts.  Listen to live music and visit with friends at the Farmers Market Café which offers hot coffee and freshly-prepared seasonal cuisine.
    For more info, call (740) 593-6763 or visit N/A
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    • April 21, May 19, June 16, July 21, August 18, September 15
      Artisan(s):  Susan Sherman
      Market on State
      ALPACA (Athens Local Professional Artists & Craftsmen Association) launched of a new series of outdoor art markets.  Find glasswork, jewelry, ceramics, woodwork, fiber arts, crafts, children's clothing, more.  Susan will be selling her own hand-painted pottery item that are both beautiful and practical along with Louise's homemade soap and Tina's lotion bars.
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  • Bremen Farmers Auction
    1511 Mt. Zwingli Rd, Bremen
    Hours:  12pm Tuesdays and Fridays from September 3 through October 25, 2013.  Locally-grown, fresh produce sold in individual and bulk lots.
    For more info, call (740) 746-9674 or visit N/A
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  • Bremen Farmers Market
    Downtown Bremen; Bremen (Fairfield county)
    Saturdays 9am-12pm - through September
    Locally grown produce, baked goods, homemade items.
    For more info, call (740) 569-4121
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  • Carroll Farmers Market
    Benson Memorial Park; Center St; Carroll (Fairfield county)
    Hours:  12-3pm the first and third Sundays of the month from September 1 through October 20, 2013.  Admission:  FREE, plus free parking.  A market featuring varieties of homegrown and handmade items.
    For more info, call (740) 438-8227 or visit http://www.ci.carroll.oh.us
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  • Chillicothe Farmers Market
    Ross County Service Center; 475 Western Av; Chillicothe (Ross county)
    Saturdays, 8am-12pm - through October
    Fresh in-season fruits and vegetables from the harvest.
    For more info, call (740) 222-0179 or email wayfarms@yahoo.com
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  • Circleville Farmers Market
    Tractor Supply Company; 23735 US Rte 23 S; Circleville (Pickaway county)
    Saturdays, 9am-12pm – June 16 thru August 11
    For more info, call (740) 474-6284 or visit N/A
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  • Coshocton Farmers Market
    Coshocton County Fairgrounds; 707 Kenilworth Av; Coshocton (Coshocton county)
    Saturdays 8am-12pm - May through October, except fair week.
    For more info, call (740) 824-3915 or visit N/A
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  • Fresno Farmers Market
    Mark McCoy's Auto; Fresno (Coshocton county)
    Saturdays 8am-12pm.  There is a wide variety of locally-grown produce, baked goods, handcrafted items, fresh free-range eggs, plants, flowers, herbs and many other exciting choices.  All items are grown or made by local farmers and artisans in the county.  All types of vendors are welcome and encouraged to help bring the farm-to-table experience to area residents.
    For more info, call (740) 545-0997 or 545-0849 or visit N/A
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  • Granville Farmers Market
    125 E Broadway; Granville (Licking county)
    Tuesdays 3:30pm through September 11, 2012 & Saturdays 8:30am through October 20, 2012
    Located in the picturesque New England-style village of Granville, the market has been called "the best in Central Ohio" by vendors and shoppers alike.  It is full of beautiful flowering plants and cut flowers, locally-grown vegetables and fruit, organic produce, meats and cheeses.  There are delicious cottage industry foods such as home-baked breads, assorted baked goods, candies, salsa, mustards, more!  Fresh brewed coffee from the local coffeehouse is available, musicians entertain and folks greet one another with "see you at the market!"
    For more info, call (740) 587-4490 or visit http://www.granvilleoh.com
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  • Guernsey County Farmers Market
    Courthouse Square; Cambridge (Guernsey county)
    Fridays, 9am-1pm - May 3 through October 25, 2013
    Locally-grown produce, jams and jellies, homemade desserts, fresh flowers, handcrafted items.
    For more info, call (740) 439-2238 or visit http://www.guernseycountyfarmersmarket.com
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  • Lancaster Farmers Market
    Hours:  8am-12pm Saturdays at Memorial Dr & Wheeling St and 3:30-6:30pm Tuesdays at Kroger; 1141 E Main St from September 3 through October 26, 2013.
    For more info, call (740) 569-4563 or visit N/A
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  • New Lexington Farmers Market
    McDougal Park; Broadway Av & Carroll St; New Lexington (Perry county)
    Fridays 9am-1pm - May through October
    Locally-grown and fresh produce.
    For more info, call (740) 605-0865 Jennifer Wolfe
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  • Newark Downtown Farmers Market
    S Third St, next to McDonald's; Newark (Licking county)
    Fridays 3-6pm - June through September 29, 2012
    Make It, Bake It, Grow It.  Fresh vegetables, fresh meat, herbs, spics, room scents, homemade crafts, fresh bread, candy, baked goods, many more items.
    For more info, call (740) 345-9757 or visit http://lickingcountychamber.com
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  • Old Pickerington Farmers Market
    Olde Pickerington Village; 89 N Center St; Pickerington (Fairfield county)
    Time: 4-7pm Thursdays from September 5-26, 2013.  Local vendors with fresh produce and crafts.
    For more info, call (614) 321-8221 or visit http://pickeringtonvillage.com
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  • Original Portsmouth Farmers Market
    Market Square; 215 Market St; Portsmouth (Scioto county)
    Tuesdays & Fridays 7:30am-1pm, Saturdays 7:30am-11pm.  In the 1890s, the farmers market started on Market St and continues to this day.  Farmers from all around bring in their crops - vegetables and fruits, plus fresh breads and other delights.
    For more info, call (740) 353-1116 or visit N/A
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  • River City Farmers Market  *Open Year-Round
    Washington County Fairgrounds; Marietta (Washington county)
    Wednesdays 3-6pm; Saturdays 9am-1pm January-March or 8am-1pm April-December
    Everything is "handmade, homemade or homegrown"; local meats, farm-fresh eggs, veggies, herbs, flowers, baked goods... "eat right, eat local"
    For more info, call (740) 984-2840 or visit http://rivercityfarmersmarket.org 
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  • Somerset Farmers Market
    Public Square; Somerset (Perry county)
    Saturdays 9am-1pm - May through October
    For more info, call (740) 743-2901 Tim Barnhart
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  • Shawnee Farmers Market
    Main Street; Shawnee (Perry county)
    1st & 3rd Saturdays 10am-1pm - May through October
    For more info, call (740) 394-2975 Angel Seurkamp
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  • Warsaw Farmers Market
    River View Community Park; Warsaw (Coshocton county)
    Thursdays 4-6:30pm - May through September.
    For more info, call (740) 824-3158 or visit N/A
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  • Wednesday at the Welcome Center :: Downtown Farmers Market
    Muskingum County Conference & Welcome Center; 205 N Fifth St; Zanesville (Muskingum county)
    Wednesdays, 4-6:30pm - June through October
    Locally-grown produce, homemade sauces and mustards, fresh flowers and herbs, fresh meats.
    For more info, call Dana Matz (740) 455-8282 or email dmatz@zmchamber.com
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Golf Courses

  • Brass Ring Golf Club
    14405 Country Club Lane; Logan (Hocking county)
    For more info, call (740) 385-3806 or 385-8966 or visit http://www.brassringgolfclub.com
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  • Fairgreens Golf Club
    1322 Country Club Rd; Jackson (Jackson county)
    For more info, call (740) 286-4242 or visit http://www.fairgreensgolfclub.com
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  • Lakeside Golf Course
    18218 State Rte 60; Beverly (Monroe county)
    For more info, call (740) 984-4265 or visit http://lakesidegolfcourse.net
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  • Perry Country Club
    5111 State Rte 13 NE; New Lexington (Perry county)
    For more info, call (740) 342-1781 or visit N/A
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  • Rushcreek Golf Course
    8515 Township Rd; Thornville (Perry county)
    For more info, call (740) 743-1036 or visit N/A
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  • Westchester Golf Course
    6300 Bent Grass Blvd; Canal Winchester (Fairfield county)
    For more info, call (614) 834-4653 or visit http://www.westchestergolfcourse.com
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Historical Sites

 

See also Museums

  • Historic Roscoe Village
    600 N Whitewoman St; Coshocton (Coshocton county)
    A restored 1800s Erie Canal town.  Visit the blacksmith's shop, the one room school house, book store, general store, hardware store, the
    Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum and ride the canal boat drawn by two draft horses.  Home of the festival that hoses the annual Mid-East Regional Mountain and Hammered Dulcimer Championships, Dulcimer Days Festival.  Roscoe Village Foundation sponsors the annual Apple Butter Stirrin' Festival, another popular event.
    For more info, call (740) 622-7644 or visit http://www.roscoevillage.com
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  • Historical Society of Perry County
    105 S Columbus St; Somerset (Perry county)
    Visit the beautiful 1830s brick home which houses the Perry County Historical Museum.
    For more info, call (740) 743-1374 or 659-2405 or visit http://www.perrycountyohiohistory.org
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  • New Straitsville History Center
    200 W Main St; New Straitsville (Perry county)
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  • Ohio Historical Society
    The Ohio Historical Society has listed nine places of interest in the southeast Ohio region.  They are:
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    • Big Bottom
      Location:  Village of Stockport; 1685 Broadway St; Stockport (Morgan county)
      January 2, 1791, on this three-acre site, there was a skirmish between the Ohio Company settlers and some of the Delaware and Wyandot peoples.  It marked the start of four years of frontier warfare.
      For more info, call (740) 559-2411 or visit http://ohsweb.ohiohistory.org/places/se01/
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    • Buckeye Furnace
      Location:  123 Buckeye Park Rd (Twp Rd 167); Wellston (Jackson county)
      The furnace, originally built in 1852, went out of blast for the last time in 1894.  It is typical of those operating in southeastern Ohio's Hanging Rock Iron Region more than a century ago.  The reconstructed company store serves as the visitor orientation area. There are two nature trails on this 270-acre site.
      For more info, call (740) 978-8021 or 988-2073 or visit http://ohsweb.ohiohistory.org/places/se02/
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    • Buffington Island & McCook Monument
      Location:  20 miles east of Pomeroy on State Rte 124 at Portland (Meigs county)
      Buffington Island is not an island.  The monument is made from broken Ohio glacial boulders is set in an outdoor four-acre park.  Just 500’ away is the McCook Monument.
      For more info, call (800) 686-1535 or visit http://ohsweb.ohiohistory.org/places/se03/ & http://ohsweb.ohiohistory.org/places/se06/
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    • Ohio River Museum
      Location:  601 Front St; Marietta (Washington county)
      Discover the golden age of the steamboat and learn about the ecology of the Ohio River system.  Tour the last intact steam-powered, pool-type stern-wheeled towboat in the U.S. and a full-scale reproduction of a flatboat from the early settlement period.  Take note of a series of poles showing heights of some of the worst floods to hit the area in its recorded history.
      For more info, call (740) 373-3750 or visit http://ohsweb.ohiohistory.org/places/se09/
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    • Campus Martius Museum
      Location:  601 Second St; Marietta (Washington county)
      Exhibits on the main floor of the museum focus on the early settlement of Marietta and Ohio.  It explores two later waves of migration that shaped the state's history: the movement from 1850-1910 of many rural Ohioans to cities, and the 1910-1970 influx of the Appalachian peoples from Kentucky and West Virginia into Ohio's industrial centers.
      For more info, call (740) 373-3750 or visit http://ohsweb.ohiohistory.org/places/se04/
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    • Leo Petroglyph
      Location:  Off US Rte 35 on Co Rd 28, left into the Village of Leo onto Twp Rd 224 (Jackson county)
      This sandstone petroglyph contains 37 incised drawings of humans, animals and footprints.  The carvings are attributed to Fort Ancient Indians who occupied this area between AD 1000 and 1650.  A trail leads through the gorge and along 20-65’ high, unglaciated Mississippian sandstone cliffs.
      For more info, call (740) 978-8021 or visit http://ohsweb.ohiohistory.org/places/se05/
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    • National Road / Zane Grey Museum
      Location:  8850 East Pike; Norwich (Muskingum county)
      Three major exhibit areas are 1) the National Road stretched from Cumberland, MD to Vandalia, IL.  The ‘Main Street of America’ was the only significant land link between east coast and western frontier; 2) Zane Grey, the ‘Father of the Adult Western’, wrote more than 80 books; and 3) Ohio Art Pottery.
      For more info, call (740) 872-3143 or visit http://ohsweb.ohiohistory.org/places/se07/
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    • Our House
      Location:  First Av between Locust & State Sts; Gallipolis (Gallia county)
      A three-story, Federal-style brick tavern built in 1819.  It has a taproom, dining room and the other usual tavern amenities but also a large ballroom for social functions.  It was donated to the state in 1944 as a memorial to the French families who founded Gallipolis.
      For more info, call (740) 446-0586 or visit http://ohsweb.ohiohistory.org/places/se10/
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    • Stuart's Opera House
      46 Public Square; Nelsonville (Athens county)
      An absolute must.  Usually standing room only so call ahead for tickets.  Such a fabulous selection of events - a music swap meet, concerts, plays.  Whoever it is that puts together this calendar of events is worth his/her weight in gold!
      For more info, call (740) 753-1924 or visit http://www.stuartsoperahouse.org
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  • Robbins Crossing
    Hocking College; 3301 Hocking Parkway; Nelsonville (Athens county)
    This completely restored 1850s-era Ohio village is not only a historical destination for visitors and history buffs, it’s a living lab for Hocking College students learning interpretive services.  Several nineteenth century buildings make up the village, including the Anthony, Gladden, and Wolfe Houses, the Blacksmith Shop and the General Store.  Staff members are dressed in period costumes and welcome conversation and interaction.  Robbins Crossing is open each weekend from Memorial Day through the end of October and is on the Hocking College Campus in Nelsonville off of Rte 33.  Other fun ways to visit Robbins Crossing: as a stop on the Hocking Valley Scenic Railway or by bike on the Hockhocking Adena Bikeway.
    For more info, call N/A or visit http://www.hvsry.org/miscellaneous/crossing.htm
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  • Slate Run Living Historical Farm
    1375 State Rte 674 N; Canal Winchester (Pickaway county)
    Visitors experience what life was like on an Ohio farm in the 1880s.  Costumed staff and volunteers perform daily chores, plowing fields with draft horses, canning and preserving crops from the heirloom garden, caring for heirloom animal breeds such as the Poland China hog, Merino sheep, Percheron horses, duck, geese, turkeys, chickens.  Help with farm activities, take part in programs, take guided or self-guided tours and hike the trails.
    For more info, call (614) 833-1880 or visit http://www.metroparks.net

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Horseback Riding

  • Miracle Air Farm
    8635 Baltimore-Somerset Rd NE; Thornville (Perry county)
    For more info, call (740) 246-5324 or visit N/A
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  • Smoke Rise Ranch
    6751 Hunterdon Rd; Glouster (Athens county)
    Experience adventures of the Wild West right here in. Cattle drives, round-ups, trail riding, large indoor and outdoor arenas, camping and cabins.
    For more info, call (740) 767-2624 or (800) 292-1732 or visit http://www.smokeriseranch.com
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  • Uncle Buck's Riding Stable & Dance Barn
    73930 Buck Lane; New Marshfield (Athens county)
    A "unique attraction located near Lake Hope State Park surrounded by Zaleski State Forest".  Horseback riding at its finest for all ages.  A party barn available for social events.  Relax in the Lady Buck's Saloon, good food, good drinks. 
    For more info, call (740) 664-2428 or visit http://www.unclebucksstable.com
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Libraries

  • Athens County
    Nelsonville Public Library; 95 W Washington; Nelsonville
    Branches:  Nelsonville, Athens, The Plains, Glouster, Chauncey, Coolville, Albany
    For more info, call (740) 753-2118 or visit http://www.myacpl.org
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  • Belmont County

    Martins Ferry Public Library; 20 James Wright Place; Martins Ferry
    Branches:  Martins Ferry, Bethesda, Bridgeport, Powhatan Point, Shadyside, Flushing.
    For more info, call (740) 633-0314 or visit http://mfpl.org
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  • Coshocton County

    Coshocton Public Library; 655 Main St; Coshocton
    Branches:  Coshocton, West Lafayette, Bookmobile
    For more info, call (740) 622-0956 or visit http://www.coshoctonlibrary.org
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  • Fairfield County

    Fairfield County District Library; 219 N Broad St; Lancaster
    Branches:  Lancaster, Baltimore, Bremen, Amanda, Carroll, Bookmobile
    For more info, call (740) 653-2745 or visit http://www.fcdlibrary.org
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  • Franklin County

    Columbus Metropolitan Library; 96 S Grant Av; Columbus
    Branches:  Columbus, Dublin, Franklinton, Gahanna, Hilliard, New Albany, Reynoldsburg; Whitehall
    For more info, call (614) 645-2275 or visit http://www.columbuslibrary.org
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    • See also:
      Franklin County Law Library
      375 S High St, 6th Floor; Columbus
      For more info, call (614) 525-4971 or visit http://fclawlib.org
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  • Gallia County

    Bossard Memorial Library - Gallia County District Library; 7 Spruce St; Gallipolis
    Branches:  Gallipolis, Bookmobile
    For more info, call (740) 446-7323 or visit http://www.bossard.lib.oh.us
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  • Guernsey County

    Guernsey County Public Library; 800 Steubenville Av; Cambridge
    Branches:  Cambridge, Byesville
    For more info, call (740) 432-5946 or visit http://www.gcdpl.lib.oh.us
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  • Hocking County

    Logan-Hocking County District Library; 230 E Main St; Logan
    Branches:  Logan, Laurelville
    For more info, call (740) 385-2348 or visit http://www.hocking.lib.oh.us
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  • Jackson County

    Jackson City Library; 21 Broadway St; Jackson
    Branches:  N/A
    For more info, call (740) 286-4111 or visit N/A
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    • See also:
      Sylvester Memorial Wellston Public Library
      135 E Second St; Wellston
      For more info, call (740) 384-6660 or visit http://www1.youseemore.com/sylvester
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    • See also:
      Oak Hill Public Library
      226 S Front St; Oak Hill
      For more info, call (740) 682-6457 or visit N/A
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  • Lawrence County

    Briggs Laurence County Public Library; 321 S Fourth St; Ironton
    Branches:  Ironton, Proctorville, Chesapeake
    For more info, call (740) 532-1124 or visit http://www.briggslibrary.com
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  • Meigs County

    Meigs County District Public Library; 216 W Main St; Pomeroy
    Branches:  Pomeroy, Middleport, Racine, Reedsville
    For more info, call (740) 992-5813 or visit http://www.meigs.lib.oh.us
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  • Monroe County

    Monroe County District Library; 96 Home Av; Woodsfield
    Branches:  N/A
    For more info, call (740) 472-1954 or visit http://www.monroecounty.lib.oh.us
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  • Morgan County

    Kate Love Simpson Morgan County Library; 358 E Main St; McConnelsville
    Branches:  McConnelsville, Chesterhill
    For more info, call (740) 962-2533 or visit http://www.morgan.lib.oh.us
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  • Muskingum County

    Muskingum County Library System; 220 N Fifth St; Zanesville
    Branches:  Zanesville, Dresden, Duncan Falls, New Concord, Roseville
    For more info, call (740) 453-0391 or visit http://www.muskingumlibrary.org
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  • Noble County

    Caldwell Public Library; 517 Spruce St; Caldwell
    Branches:  N/A
    For more info, call (740) 732-4506 or visit http://www.caldwell.lib.oh.us
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  • Perry County

    Perry County District Library; 117 S Jackson St; New Lexington
    Branches:  New Lexington, Corning, Crooksville, Junction City, Somerset, Thornville
    For more info, call (740) 342-4194 or visit http://www.pcdl.org
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  • Pickaway County

    Pickaway County District Public Library; 1160 N Court St; Circleville
    Branches:  Circleville, Ashville
    For more info, call (740) 477-1644 or visit http://www.pickawaylib.org
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  • Pike County

    Garnet A Wilson Public Library; 207 N Market St; Waverly
    Branches:  Waverly, Frankfort
    For more info, call (740) 947-4921 or visit http://www.pike.lib.oh.us
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  • Ross County

    Chillicothe & Ross County Public Library; 140 S Paint St; Chillicothe
    Branches:  Chillicothe, Frankfort, Kingston, Bainbridge, Richmond Dale, South Salem
    For more info, call (740) 702-4145 or visit http://www.crcpl.org
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  • Scioto County
    Portsmouth Public Library; 1220 Gallia St; Portsmouth
    Branches:  Portsmouth, Bookmobile, Lucasville, New Boston, South Webster, Wheelersburg
    For more info, call (740) 354-5688 or visit http://www.yourppl.org
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    • See also:
      Scioto County Law Library
      602 Seventh St, #306; Portsmouth
      For more info, call (740) 355-8259 or visit N/A
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  • Vinton County
    Herbert Wescoat Memorial Library; 120 N Market St; McArthur
    Branches:  N/A
    For more info, call (740) 596-5691 or visit http://www.vintoncountypublic.lib.oh.us
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  • Washington County
    Washington County Public Library; 615 Fifth St; Marietta
    Branches:  Marietta, Barlow, Belpre, Beverly, New Metamoras
    For more info, call (740) 373-1057 or visit http://www.wcplib.info
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Museums

 

See also Historical Sites

  • Campus Martius Museum
    Location:  601 Second St; Marietta (Washington county)
    Exhibits on the main floor of the museum focus on the early settlement of Marietta and Ohio.  It explores two later waves of migration that shaped the state's history: the movement from 1850-1910 of many rural Ohioans to cities, and the 1910-1970 influx of the Appalachian peoples from Kentucky and West Virginia into Ohio's industrial centers.
    For more info, call (740) 373-3750 or visit http://ohsweb.ohiohistory.org/places/se04/
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  • Doll House Museum, The
    142 E Main St; McConnelsville (Morgan county)
    Hours:  1-3pm Wednesdays and Fridays, 10am-3pm Saturdays, also open by appointment for groups.  A vast assortment of dolls, antique china dolls, storybook dolls, Barbies and dolls from around the world in native costumes.
    For more info, call (740) 962-4785 or visit N/A
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  • Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum
    300 N Whitewoman St; Coshocton (Coshocton county)
    This museum is accredited by the American Association of Museums.  It is located in
    Historic Roscoe Village, the home of the Dulcimer Days Festival, the Apple Butter Stirrin' Festival, Home School Days, more, so come early to enjoy a full day in the restored 1800s canal town.
    For more info, call (740) 622-8710 or visit
    http://jhmuseum.org
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    • Playground of Color
      Exhibit dates:  1/1-3/17.  Artwork by elementary school students in Coshocton county.
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    • Pushing the Surface
      Exhibit dates:  5/4-8/11, 2013.  Contemporary quilts from nationally- and internationally-known artists.
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    • Unforgettable Sports Legends
      Exhibit dates:  8/24-10/6, 2013.  Sports memorabilia spanning the 20th century including a large amount of Cy Young collectibles.
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    • Living Waters
      Exhibit dates:  10/19-12/31, 2013.  Artwork from the Southeastern Ohio Watermedia Society.
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  • Marietta Soda Fountain Museum, The
    109 Maple St; Marietta (Washington county)
    Hours:  11am-4pm Sundays.  Formerly known as Butch's Coco-Cola Museum, in Harmar Village, the museum holds gigantic and colorful collections of memorabilia that gives visitors a hankering for 'a sip of sweet, fizzy goodness'.  Signs, posters, dolls, airline coolers, wallets, dishes, soda fountains, glasses.  Along with delightful drinks, the on-site bakery fills the air with smells of ciabatta bread, sandwiches, buns and many good things to eat.
    For more info, call (740) 376-2653 or visit N/A
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  • National Barber Museum, The
    2 S High St; Canal Winchester (Fairfield county)
    Located above Rex's Barbershop, a 3,000-square-foot building of displays, divided by eras, of barber stations, signs and poles from six decades, spittoons, shoe-shining stations and signs.  Cases and cases of straight razors, hair trimmers, shaving mugs, many rare and interesting artifacts.
    For more info, call (614) 837-8400 or 833-1846 or visit N/A
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  • National Museum of Cambridge Glass, The
    136 S 9th St; Cambridge (Guernsey county)
    Opened April 3, 2002, it houses a superb collection of Cambridge glassware, over 6,000 pieces, produced by The Cambridge Glass Company from 1902 to 1958.
    For more info, call (740) N/A or visit http://www.cambridgeglass.org/museum.php
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  • National Road / Zane Grey Museum
    Location:  8850 East Pike; Norwich (Muskingum county)
    Three major exhibit areas are 1) the National Road stretched from Cumberland, MD to Vandalia, IL.  The ‘Main Street of America’ was the only significant land link between east coast and western frontier; 2) Zane Grey, the ‘Father of the Adult Western’, wrote more than 80 books; and 3) Ohio Art Pottery.
    For more info, call (740) 872-3143 or visit http://ohsweb.ohiohistory.org/places/se07/
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  • Ohio River Museum
    Location:  601 Front St; Marietta (Washington county)
    Discover the golden age of the steamboat and learn about the ecology of the Ohio River system.  Tour the last intact steam-powered, pool-type stern-wheeled towboat in the U.S. and a full-scale reproduction of a flatboat from the early settlement period.  Take note of a series of poles showing heights of some of the worst floods to hit the area in its recorded history.
    For more info, call (740) 373-3750 or visit http://ohsweb.ohiohistory.org/places/se09/
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  • Southern Ohio Museum
    825 Gallia St; Portsmouth (Scioto county)
    For more info, call (740) 354-5629 or visit http://www.somacc.com
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  • Toy & Plastic Brick Museum, The
    4597 Noble St; Bellaire (Belmont county)
    Hours:  10am-5pm Saturdays, 12-5pm Sundays, other days by appointment.
    View the world's largest Lego castle, created in 2008 with more than one million Lego pieces, and the largest Lego mosaic.  Each of the rooms inside the museum has a theme such as the aqua room, zoo, old-West, glow-in-the-dark, Mars, more.  See the life-size Logo statues of Darth Vadar, Spider-Man, Dora the Explorer, Diego, Scooby Doo, R2-D2, more.
    For more info, call (740) 671-8890 or visit N/A
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  • Zanesville Museum of Art
    620 Military Rd; Zanesville (Muskingum county)
    Hours:  10am-5pm Wed, Fri, Sat., 10am-7:30pm Thu.  Ohio Heritage Collections, Ohio Art Pottery Galleries, Fine American, European and Asian paintings, decorative arts and sculpture plus changing exhibitions.
    For more info, call (740) 452-0741 or http://www.zanesvilleart.org 
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Music

  • Bluegrass Music Jam
    River's Edge Activity Center; 35104 State Rte 7; Sardis (Monroe county)
    First Saturday of every month at 5:30pm.  Dinner at 4:30pm.  The center is approximately 4 1/2 miles south of Sardis and 1/2 mile north of Fly.  Camp along the bank of the Ohio River; special weekly, monthly and seasonal rates with just a minimal fee for electric.
    For more info, call (740) 865-2288 or 213-3285 or visit N/A
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  • Classic Country Music Show
    Liberty Bell Restaurant; 102 N Broad St; Bremen (Fairfield county)
    Every Saturday from 4-8pm, Country Music Jam.  Weekdays open for dinner until 2pm.
    For more info, call (740) 569-4883 or (740) 743-3018 or visit N/A
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  • Country Jubilee
    Old High School Gym; 1 Second St; Shawnee (Perry county)
    Second Saturday of every month at 7pm.  Formerly called the Muskingum Valley Jubilee held in White Cottage, the event has been moved to southern Perry county.  Go early to enjoy Shawnee, a once bustling mining town.
    For more info, call (740) 438-7232 Darryl or Shirley Wykle or visit N/A
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  • Ohio Valley Opry
    Twin City Opera House; 15 W Main St; McConnelsville (Morgan county)
    Third Saturday of every month at 6:00 p.m. it hosts the "Ohio Valley Opry", call (740) 558-2283 for reserved tickets.  Once the county seat, McConnelsville was truly a 'boom town'.  Opened to the public in 1892, it had a grand ballroom on the third floor, offices on the second, and the opera house on the main floor.  Today, one can enjoy live music performances, movies, plays and other events.
    For more info, call (740) 962-3030 or visit http://www.operahouseinc.com
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  • Paint Valley Jamboree
    Paxton Theatre; 125 E Main St; Bainbridge (Ross county)
    Every Saturday night at 7pm.  Touted as the “Oldest Country Music Show in Ohio”, Since 1965.  Live music, many regular singers and performers.  Talented musicians and singers should call Ralph for an audition.
    For more info, (740) 634-3333 or visit http://paintvalleyjamboree.com
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  • Salt Creek, Inc. Bluegrass Band
    Mr Lee's Restaurant; 2000 E Wheeling Av; Cambridge (Guernsey county)
    Third Friday of every month from  6-8:30pm.  Menu and cover charge. 
    Formed in 2007, Salt Creek, Inc. is a "bluegrass band with a touch of country".  Don't miss their family-friendly show with down home fiddle favorites and some good toe-tappin' music.
    For more info, call (740) 432-4922 or visit http://www.saltcreekincbluegrass.com
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  • Three Rivers Bluegrass Shows & Open Jams
    Agents Realty & Auction Services; 23024 County Rd 621; Coshocton (Coshocton county)
    Fourth Saturday of every month, except December, from 7-11pm.  Admission:  $ 5.00, children 12 and under FREE.  Food and non-alcoholic drinks available starting at 5:30 p.m. furnished by Relay for Life Team Alana.  The featured bad will play from 7-9pm, followed by an open jam until 11pm so come play and share your music.  Every Sunday 8:00 a.m., tune to WQKT-FM104.5 for the Picks & Bows Bluegrass Show.  See the SE Ohio Calendar of Events section below to see what band will be featured each month.
    For more info, call (740) 498-8456 Duane or Clenda Hardesty or email duane1000@roadrunner.com
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Outdoors - Biking, Canoeing, Hiking, Parks, Scenic

 

See also:  ReCreation Land

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Potteries

  • Bluebird Pottery
    Gus & Susan Sherman; 16500 Marietta Run Rd; Amesville (Athens county)
    Hand-thrown, painted stoneware pottery featuring their famous bluebird and iris designs.  Enjoy wheel-throwing technique demonstrations and learn to make and paint your own with personal instruction.  Pottery weekend workshops beginning at $ 300 per person; call for reservations.
    For more info, call (740) 551-2347 or visit http://www.donkeyhonk.com/ad004_MRC.htm
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Racing

  • National Trail Raceway
    2650 National Rd SW; Hebron (Licking county)
    National Trail Raceway is an NHRA-owned ¼-mile drag strip that allows people from the Central Ohio area to participate in the thrills of NHRA Drag Racing.  Every year, many special events are held at the track.  Main attractions include the Mopar Nationals, Mo-Powered Events, NMRA, Goodguys, the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Import FaceOff, Night of Thunder, JEGS Northern SportsNationals, and the BPG Nationals.  New is 2011 was the running of the Sled City Spring Nostalgia Nationals, bringing the racing community back to the action of yesteryear.  The NTR racing schedule is open to everyone and those in the area are encouraged to come out and enjoy the rush of NHRA drag racing.  The season runs from late March through October on most Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
    For more info, call (740) 928-5706 or visit http://www.nationaltrailraceway.com
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ReCreation Land

 

One of AEP's (American Electric Power) best-known symbols of environmental stewardship is the 60,000-acre reclamation project known as ReCreation Land.  The area is five miles northeast of McConnelsville in Morgan, Muskingum and Noble counties.  The award-winning project has been built on land that was once strip-mined for rich coal deposits.  Vigorous reclamation efforts included planting more than 63 million trees, creating more than 600 lakes and ponds and nearly 380 campsites; AEP has turned this former mining territory into a vibrant outdoor recreation area.  There is an equine trails area, mountain bike trails and the Buckeye Trail within this multi-use area.  There is some of the finest hunting and fishing found anywhere in southeast Ohio.  For more info, call (740) 962-1205 or click here to locate ReCreation Areas listed below or visit http://www.aep.com.

  • Avondale Wildlife Area
    The Avondale Wildlife Area is a 4,919-acre public hunting and fishing area located five miles southwest of Zanesville, Ohio in Perry and Muskingum counties.  In 2007, AEP was recognized for the 50 year partnership between AEP and the ODNR Division of Wildlife.  The area is walk-in only and has 122 lakes for fishing. A FREE Recreational User Permit is required.
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  • Buckeye Trail
    Over 40 miles of the Buckeye Trail wind through Morgan county in what is known as the Stockport section.  It crosses the county diagonally, entering the villages of both Stockport and Chesterhill, Burr Oak State Park, the AEP ReCreation Land and the Wolf Creek Wildlife Area.  One of the most scenic areas of the entire trail, this stretch is well-maintained and ready for hikers.
    For more info, call N/A or visit http://www.buckeyetrail.org
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  • Conesville Coal Lands
    The Conesville Coal Lands is a 14,639-acre public hunting and fishing area located five miles southeast of Coshocton, Ohio in Coshocton and Muskingum counties.  The area provides over 100 lakes and ponds for fishing and an Equine Trail Area.
    A FREE Recreational User Permit is required.
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  • Gavin Wildlife Area
    The Gavin Wildlife Area is a 6,685-acre public hunting and fishing area located in Gallia and Meigs counties near Rutland, Ohio.  The area is mostly set up for hunting although there are some small ponds and streams.
    A FREE Recreational User Permit is required.
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  • Poston Plant Lands
    The Poston Plant Lands is a 2,240-acre public hunting area which lies in the northwestern portion of Athens county near Athens, Ohio.  The area is situated in the hilly, unglaciated Allegheny Plateau and consists primarily of rounded ridges, steep slopes and narrow ravines.  This area has no lakes or ponds for fishing.
    A FREE Recreational User Permit is required.
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  • The Wilds
    14000 International Rd; Cumberland (Guernsey county)
    The Wilds was opened to the public in 1994, it spans nearly 10,000 acres of reclaimed, surface-mined land – a gift from American Electric Power (see more about AEP ReCreation Land).  Thousands of acres have been developed and divided into large sections where African, Asian and North American animal species are managed, many of them are rare and endangered. Open-bus tours to see the animals up close, also mountain biking trails, birding, butterflies, camping, sunset safaris, the 'Zip Line Safari', .  This is a definite must-see when visiting southeast Ohio!
    For more info, call (740) 638-5030 or visit http://www.thewilds.org
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Wineries

  • Buckeye Winery
    25 N Third St; Newark (Licking county)
    For more info, call (740) 788-9463 or visit http://www.buckeyewinery.com
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  • Flint Ridge Vineyard Winery
    3970 Pert Hill Rd; Hopewell (Muskingum county)
    * Seed Savers Exchange – Heirloom Vegetable Seeds
    For more info, call (740) 787-2116 or visit http://www.flintridgevineyard.com
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  • Georgetown Vineyards
    62920 Georgetown Rd; Cambridge (Guernsey county)
    For more info, call (740) 435-3222 or visit http://www.georgetownvineyards.com
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  • Heritage Vineyards
    27561 Twp Rd 45; Warsaw (Coshocton county)
    For more info, call (740) 824-4314 or visit http://www.heritagevineyardwinery.com
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  • Hidden Lakes Winery
    700 Winchester Pike; Canal Winchester (Franklin county)
    For more info, call (614) 834-5294 or visit http://www.hiddenlakeswinery.com
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  • Marietta Wine Cellars
    170 Front St; Marietta (Washington county)
    For more info, call (740) 373-9463 or visit N/A
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  • Merry Family Winery
    2376 State Rte 850; Bidwell (Gallia county)
    For more info, call (740) 245-WINE or visit http://www.merryfamilywinery.com
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  • Rainbow Hills Vineyards
    26349 Twp Rd 251; Newcomerstown (Coshocton county)
    For more info, call (740) 545-9305 or visit N/A
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  • Raven's Glenn Winery & Restaurant
    56183 Co Rd 143; West Lafayette (Coshocton county)
    For more info, call (740) 545-1000 or visit http://www.RavensGlenn.com
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  • Shawnee Springs Winery
    20093 Co Rd 6; Coshocton (Coshocton county)
    For more info, call (740) 623-0744 or visit http://www.shawneespringswinery.com
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  • Slate Run Vineyard
    1900 Winchester-Southern Rd; Canal Winchester (Franklin county)
    For more info, call (614) 834-8577 or visit http://www.slaterunwine.com
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  • Stone Crest Vineyard
    10310 O'Dell Rd; Frazeysburg (Muskingum county)
    Wine tasting every Saturday from 1-6pm and many Fridays.
    For more info, call (740) 828-9463 or visit http://www.stonecrestvine.com
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  • Terra Cotta Vineyards
    2285 Rix Mills Rd; New Concord (Coshocton county)
    For more info, call (740) 872-3791 or visit http://www.terracottavineyards.com
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  • Unicorn Wine Guild
    1816 Washington Blvd; Belpre (Washington county)
    For more info, call (740) 423-1300 or visit http://www.unicornwineguild.com
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  • Ohio Wine Producers Association
    For more info, call (800) 227-6972 or visit http://www.ohiowines.org
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Southeast Ohio Calendar of Events: Archive

 

This is a record of events that have appeared on this calendar.

 

2013  |  January  |  February  |  March  |  April  |  May  |  June  |  July  |  August  |  September  |  October  |  November  |  December  |

2012  |  January  |  February  |  March  |  April  |  May  |  June  |  July  |  August  |  September  |  October  |  November  |  December  |

 

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April 2014

  • through April 13
    Exhibit:  "My Best Friends are Potters: Ceramics from the Tim Frederich Collection"
    Decorative Arts Center of Ohio; 145 E Main St; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
    Exhibit Hours:  10am-4pm Tuesday-Saturday, 1-4pm Sunday.
    For more info, call (740) 681-1423 or visit http://www.decartsohio.org
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  • through September 1, 2014
    Exhibit:  Glass Across the Color Spectrum
    Ohio Glass Museum; Ohio Glass Museum; 124 W Main St; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
    Exhibit Hours:  1pam-4pm Tuesday-Saturday.  The Glass Blowing Studio is open during regular museum hours for demonstrations - experience the process.
    For more info, call (740) 687-0101 or visit http://www.ohioglassmuseum.org
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  • April 3, 2014
    Live Music:  The Steel Wheels
    Stuart's Opera House; 52 Public Square; Nelsonville (Athens county)
    Hours:  8pm.  Live music and theater events in this beautifully-restored 1879 opera house set in one of the most beautiful parts of southeast Ohio.
    For more info, call (740) 753-1294 or visit http://www.stuartsoperahouse.org
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  • April 4, 2014
    First Friday Gallery Art Walk
    Downtown Zanesville (Muskingum county)
    Hours:  5-9pm the first Friday of each month.  Meet local artists, visit studios, galleries, antique shops, restaurants, more, all in Zanesville's artists' district.  Artist Colony of Zanesville is "artcoz".  The 2014 dates are 01/03, 02/07, 03/07, 04/04, 05/02, 06/06, 07/04, 08/01, 09/05, 10/03, 11/07, 12/05.
    For more info, call (740) 455-8282 or visit http://artcoz.org
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  • April 4-5, 2014
    2014 Dairy Barn Fest
    Dairy Barn Arts Center; 8000 Dairy Lane; Athens (Athens county)
    Hours:  3-8pm Friday, 10am-5pm Saturday.  There will be complimentary hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar from 5-8pm Friday.  More than 40 artists and vendors from around the region selling their handcrafted goods.  Don't miss this Spring shopping tradition.

    For more info, call (740) 592-4981 or visit http://www.dairybarn.org
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  • April 4-6, 2014
    Spring Fling Weekend
    Shawnee State Park; 4404 State Rte 125; Portsmouth (Scioto county)
    Kick off the camping season in Ohio's southernmost campground with an RV wash and fun naturalist programs.  Regular camping fees apply.
    For more info, call (740) 858-6652 or visit http://parks.ohiodnr.gov/shawnee
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  • April 5, 2014
    Growing & Saving Heirloom Vegetable Seeds
    Dawes Arboretum; 7770 Jacksontown Rd SE; Newark (Licking county)
    Hours:  9am-12pm.  Must register by April 2.
    For more info, call (740) 443-2937 or (800) 443-2937 or visit http://www.dawesarb.org
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  • April 5, 2014
    Birding for Beginners
    Wahkeena Nature Preserve; 2200 Pump Station Rd; Sugar Grove (Fairfield county)
    Hours:  1pm.  FREE, ages 10 and older.  Wear warm, waterproof shoes.  April 5 and 19.
    For more info, call (740) 746-8695 or (800) 297-1883 or visit http://wahkeena-preserve.blogspot.com
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  • April 5, 2014
    “Welcome Back, Carp”
    Ohio River Museum; 601 Second St; Marietta (Washington county)
    Hours:  9:30am-5pm.  A single carp an lay over a million eggs in a year!  While it may be difficult to see carp eggs in the river, you can search for them –FREE– on the grounds of the Ohio River Museum during the “Carp Egg Hunt”.  Inside the museum will be plenty of children's activities and speakers that are sure to please guests of any age.
    For more info, call (740) 373-3750 or visit http://campusmartiusmuseum.org/river.html
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  • April 5-6, 2014
    Southern Ohio Home & Garden Show 2014
    Ross County Fairgrounds; 344 Fairgrounds Rd; Chillicothe (Ross county)
    Hours:  10am-5pm Saturday, 10am-4pm Sunday.  Parking:  $ 3.00.  Fish fry, visiting animals from the Columbus Zoo, Anna Allen & Traditional Blue Grass Plus performing, garden planning presented by Franklin Park Conservatory, tips for gardeners, suggestions for attracting birds to your garden by the Ross County Master Gardeners, COSI on Wheels.
    For more info, call (740) 775-9570 or visit
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  • April 8, 2014
    Infant/Child CPR Class
    Fairfield Medical Center; 401 N Ewing St; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
    Hours:  6-9pm Tuesday.  Cost:  $35 per person, registration required.  Get updated on the latest techniques for what to do in cases of infant and child choking and instructions for CPR.
    For more info, call (740) 687-8218 or visit http://www.fmchealth.org
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  • April 9, 2014
    SOPAA Presents:  Jenny Lin
    Vern Riffe Center for the Arts; Shawnee State University; 940 Second St; Portsmouth (Scioto county)
    Hours:  7:30pm.  Sponsored by the Scioto Foundation.  Discounts available to families.
    For more info, call (740) 351-3600 or visit http://sopaa.org
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  • April 10, 2014
    Vegetable Varieties
    Ross County Service Center; 475 Western Av; Chillicothe (Ross county)
    Hours:  1-3pm Thursday.  Cost:  $ 5.00.  Part of the Backyard Farm and Garden series.  Consider tast, reliability and disease resistance of specific vegetable varieties.  Learn the difference between GMO, hybrid and heirloom seeds.
    For more info, call (740) 702-3200 or visit N/A
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  • April 10-11, 2014

    Concert:  Brandy Clark

    Midland Theatre; 36 North Park Place; Newark (Licking county)
    Hours:  8pm.  Not long after graduation, Brandy signed her first publishing deal.  Since then, she has had songs recorded by The Band Perry, Reba McEntire, Miranda Lambert, LeAnn Rimes, Kenny Rogers and Kcey Musgraves.  Recently, she recorded her first full-length album and completed a run of select tour dates opening for Sheryl Crow.  This is just one of five shows in the Stage Door Cabaret Series sponsored by Huntington Bank:  10/10-11 Jeff Conley, 11/14-15 John Latini & Jamie-Sue Seals' "Bottle Rocket Cabaret", and in 2014 on 2/13-14 Jason Farnham, 320-21 David Francey, 4/1-11 Brandy Clark.  Purchase a Stage Door Cabaret Package for all five shows at a discount.
    For more info, call (740) 345-5483 or visit http://www.midlandtheatre.org
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  • April 10-13, 2014
    48th Equine Affaire & Fantasia
    Ohio Expo Center (Ohio State Fairgrounds); 717 E 17th Av; Columbus (Franklin county)
    Celebrate the horse!  Educational - more than 230 clinics, seminars and demonstrations.  Shop the largest equine-related trade show in the nation - more than 450 of the nation's leading retailers, manufacturers, service providers, organizations selling their tack, riding apparel, artwork, gifts, grooming supplies, fencing, stalls, barns, equipment, trailers.  Celebrity horses and competitions.
    For more info, call (740) 845-0085 or visit http://www.equineaffaire.com
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  • April 10-20, 2014
    Columbus Children's Theatre: The Wizard of Oz
    Columbus Children's Theatre; 512 Park St; Columbus (Franklin county)
    Hours:  7:30pm Thursdays, 10am and 7:30pm Fridays, 1pm and 3pm Sundays.  Sign interpretation will be Thursday, April 10.
    For more info, call (614) 224-6672` or visit http://www.columbuschildrenstheatre.org
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  • April 11, 2014
    Chef in the Vineyard Dinner
    Terra Cotta Vineyards; 2285 Rix Mills Rd; New Concord (Coshocton county)
    Hours:  7:00 p.m. dinner begins, wine tasting is earlier.  This is a true destination experience!  Bill Bird, Executive Chef for Zandex, will prepare a fabulous, two-entree dinner and provide great cooking tips.  Each dinner concludes with a flaming dessert presentation; everyone in the tasting room can observe and enjoy.  Chef in the Vineyard Dinners 2014 dates are 1/17, 2/14, 3/21, 4/11, 5/16, 6/20, 7/18, 8/15, 9/19, 10/11, 11/21, 12/19.
    For more info, call (740) 872-3791 or visit http://www.terracottavineyards.com
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  • April 11-13, 2014
    Morel Mushroom Mania
    Shawnee State Park; 4404 State Rte 125; Portsmouth (Scioto county)
    Learn how to find and cook these mysterious mushrooms.  Regular camping fees apply.
    For more info, call (740) 858-6652 or visit http://parks.ohiodnr.gov/shawnee
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  • April 12, 2014
    "Waterfalls & Wildflowers" Nature Photography Weekend Workshop
    Old Bear's Den Center; 16961 Harble-Griffith Rd; Logan (Hocking county)
    Hours:  9am-5pm.  Cost:  $ 129, eight hour workshop for all levels of photographers.  Join Eric Hoffman, Hocking Hills photographer, for an adventure in nature photography.  See the web site for details such as what to bring for each workshop.  Catered lunch included.  Other workshops with different themes and shorter workshops for basic photography are scheduled throughout the year.
    For more info, call (740) 380-2039 or visit http://www.theoldbear.com
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  • April 12,2014
    Ultimate Recycling Day
    Kroger Parking Lot; Carroll St; New Lexington (Perry county)
    Hours:  9am-12pm.  For Perry county residents only.  Accepting household and car batteries, used appliances, miscellaneous scrap metal, tires, used motor oil, computers, TVs.
    For more info, call (740) 342-7881 or visit http://www.perryrecycling.com
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  • April 12, 2014
    "Life in the Vernal Pool" - Part 1
    Wahkeena Nature Preserve; 2200 Pump Station Rd; Sugar Grove (Fairfield county)
    Hours:  10am-12pm.  FREE, ages 8 and older.  Part 2, April 19.  What is a vernal pool?  Who lives there?  There will be a short presentation inside then outside to explore the pool  Learn what creatured depend on these ephemeral habits.
    For more info, call (740) 746-8695 or (800) 297-1883 or visit http://wahkeena-preserve.blogspot.com
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  • April 12-13, 2014
    UKC Beagle Nationals
    Coshocton County Fairgrounds; 707 Kenilworth Av; Coshocton (Coshocton county)
    Crowning the National Hunt Champion in each division as well as the National Show Champion.  Sponsored by the United Kennel Club; hosted by Coshocton County Beagle Club in cooperation with other UKC Beagle clubs.  Spectators are welcome.
    For more info, call (740) 545-0984 or (800) 338-4724 or visit
    http://www.ukcdogs.com
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  • April 14, 2014
    Look Good, Feel Better
    Cancer Resource Center; 616 Forest Rose Av; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
    Hours:  5:30-7:30pm Monday.  FREE event; registration is required.  This program is designed for any woman undergoing cancer treatment.  It will be a day of bonding and friendship while learning skin care and make-up tips.
    For more info, call (888) 227-6446 American Cancer Society or visit http://www.fmchealth.org
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March 2014

  • February 22 - March 2, 2014
    58th Annual Central Ohio Home & Garden Show

    Ohio Expo Center (Ohio State Fairgrounds); 717 E 17th Av; Columbus (Franklin county)
    Hours:  10am-8pm Saturdays, 10am-6pm Sundays, 3-8pm Tuesday, 12-8pm Wednesday-Friday, Closed Sunday.  Bricker Building and Celeste Center.  Presented by Ohio Mulch.  Get a head start on the next home-improvement project.  Meet hundreds of experts and professionals, wak through lush, decked-out gardens and pick-up endless tips to beautify your home – inside or out.  Celebrity guests, special events, activities for the kids, much more.
    For more info, call (614) 644-3247 or visit http://www.dispatchevents.com
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  • March 1, 2014
    2014 Ariel Bridal Fair
    Ariel-Ann Carson Dater Performing Arts Centre; 426 Second Av; Gallipolis (Gallia county)
    Hours:  12-4pm.  Planning a wedding can be a monumental task; the Ariel Bridal Fair can help make the path smoother for prospective brides and grooms.  The Ariel will be full of wedding-related vendors for brides, grooms and their friends and families to view the facility and exhibits.  The newly-opened Chamber Theatre on the third floor is the perfect place for a wedding with a beautifully-restored auditorium and stage in the Victorian building.  The historic facility boasts a separate dressing area for the bride and a groom’s room on either side of the stage.  Once the ceremony is complete, the wedding party can move down to the banquet room for a dinner, with dancing in the adjacent ballroom.
    For more info, call (740) 446-ARTS (2787) or visit http://arieltheatre.org and/or http://arielbridalfair.com
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  • March 1, 2014
    Ohio Sustainable Landscaping Certificate Course
    Dawes Arboretum; 7770 Jacksontown Rd SE; Newark (Licking county)
    Hours:  1-3pm.  More details to be added soon.
    For more info, call (740) 443-2937 or (800) 443-2937 or visit http://www.dawesarb.org
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  • March 1, 3025
    2014 Minstrel:  60 Years of Rock & Roll
    Millersport Elementary School; 11850 Lancaster St; Millersport (Licking county)
    Hours:  8pm.  Millersport Community Theatre Minstrel Show presents 60 years, from Buddy Holly, Elvis, the British invasion and songs of today.
    For more info, call (740) 862-4951 or visit http://millersportcommunitytheatre.com
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  • March 1-9, 2014
    Exhibit:  Birds of a Feather Captured in Glass
    Ohio Glass Museum; Ohio Glass Museum; 124 W Main St; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
    Exhibit Hours:  1-4pm Tuesday-Saturday.  The Glass Blowing Studio is open during regular museum hours for demonstrations - experience the process.
    For more info, call (740) 687-0101 or visit http://www.ohioglassmuseum.org
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  • March 1-16, 2014
    Maple Syrup Madness
    Dawes Arboretum; 7770 Jacksontown Rd SE; Newark (Licking county)
    Hours:  10am-4pm Mondays-Saturdays, 1-4pm Sundays.  Don’t miss this once a year event!  Sap will be drawn right out of our own sugar maple trees and boiled down to sweet smelling syrup right before your eyes.  Witness the process and sip a tasty sample!  Take the trail on your own for a self-guided adventure or attend one of the public tours.
    For more info, call (740) 443-2937 or (800) 443-2937 or visit http://www.dawesarb.org
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  • March 2, 2014
    National Cambridge Collectors Glass Auction

    Pritchard Laughlin Civic Center; 7033 Glenn Highway; Cambridge (Guernsey county)
    Hours:  9am preview, 10am auction begins.  The auction is open to the public; it is not necessary to be a member of the National Cambridge Collections, Inc.  Auction proceeds will benefit The National Museum of Cambridge Glass
    For more info, call (740) 439-7009 or visit http://www.pritchardlaughlin.com
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  • March 2, 2014
    West Virginia Symphony Orchestra
    Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park; 137 Juliana St; Parkersburg, West Virginia
    Hours:  3pm.
    For more info, call (304) 420-4800 or visit http://www.blennerhassettislandstatepark.com or www.wvsop.org
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  • March 2, 2014
    LCCA presents:  Erik Augis Trio
    Fairfield Union High School; 6675 Cincinnati-Zanesville Rd NE; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
    LCCA (Lancaster Community Concert Association) will celebrate its 77th season in 2013-2014.  Cost:  $50 subscription includes the four concerts at this venue plus 20 reciprocal concerts!  The 2013-2014 concert dates are October 20 Italian Saxophone Quartet, November 17 British Invasion, March 2 Erik Augis Trio, April 27 New York Brass Arts Trio.  Check the site below for the reciprocity concert lists.
    For more info, call (740) 00000 or visit http://www.lancastercca.com
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  • March 2, 2014
    Southeast Ohio Symphony Orchestra Concert
    Muskingum University; Cambridge (Guernsey county)
    Hours:  3:30pm.  Southeastern Ohio Symphony Orchestra – Music for All.
    For more info, call (740) 826-8197 or visit http://www.seoso.org
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  • March 4, 2014

    Total Care Tuesday

    Clary Gardens; 588 W Chestnut St (State Rte 541 W); Coshocton (Coshocton county)
    Hours:  6:30pm.  Make nature-based personal care items, delicious natural treats or craft items.
    For more info, call (740) 622-6524 or visit http://www.clarygardens.org
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  • March 4, 2014
    Infant/Child CPR Class
    Fairfield Medical Center; 401 N Ewing St; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
    Hours:  6-9pm Tuesday.  Cost:  $35 per person, registration required.  Get updated on the latest techniques for what to do in cases of infant and child choking and instructions for CPR.
    For more info, call (740) 687-8218 or visit http://www.fmchealth.org
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  • March 5, 2014
    Grandparenting Class
    Fairfield Medical Center; 401 N Ewing St; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
    Hours:  6-7:30pm Wednesday, second floor conference room.  Cost:  FREE.  Find out the latest idea in child-rearing and help to adjust to the grandparenting role.
    For more info, call (740) 687-8218 or visit http://www.fmchealth.org
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  • March 5, 2014
    Live Music:  Bella Fleck & Abigail Washburn Duo
    Stuart's Opera House; 52 Public Square; Nelsonville (Athens county)
    Hours:  8pm.  Live music and theater events in this beautifully-restored 1879 opera house set in one of the most beautiful parts of southeast Ohio.
    For more info, call (740) 753-1294 or visit http://www.stuartsoperahouse.org
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  • March 6-23, 2014
    Columbus Children's Theatre:  Freckleface Strawberry The Musical
    Columbus Children's Theatre; 512 Park St; Columbus (Franklin county)
    Hours:  7:30pm Thursdays-Fridays, 1pm, 3pm and 5pm Saturdays, 1pm and 3pm Sundays.
    For more info, call (614) 224-6672` or visit http://www.columbuschildrenstheatre.org
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  • March 7, 2014
    First Friday Gallery Art Walk
    Downtown Zanesville (Muskingum county)
    Hours:  5-9pm the first Friday of each month.  Meet local artists, visit studios, galleries, antique shops, restaurants, more, all in Zanesville's artists' district.  Artist Colony of Zanesville is "artcoz".  The 2014 dates are 01/03, 02/07, 03/07, 04/04, 05/02, 06/06, 07/04, 08/01, 09/05, 10/03, 11/07, 12/05.
    For more info, call (740) 455-8282 or visit http://artcoz.org
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  • March 7, 2014
    Concert:  Playing By Air
    Midland Theatre; 36 North Park Place; Newark (Licking county)
    Hours:  7pm.  Playing By Air captivates audiences with a joyful fusion of music, juggling, and circus fun in which traditional theatricality meets absurd comedy.  These award-winning performers share their sense of playfulness and breathtaking feats in a production enjoyed equally by adults, children and families everywhere.  This is just one of four productions in the Family Series sponsored by The Energy Cooperative: 7/20 Missoula Children's Theatre presents The Secret Garden, 11/29-12/1 Central Ohio Youth Ballet's The Nutcracker, 12/6 Chinese Golden Dragon Acrobats, and in 2014, 3/7 Playing By Air.  Purchase a Family Series Package for all four shows at a discount.
    For more info, call (740) 345-5483 or visit http://www.midlandtheatre.org
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  • March 7, 2014
    Live Music:  Strung Up
    Weasel Boy Brewery; 126 Muskingum Av; Zanesville (Muskingum county)
    Hours:  8pm, music begins.
    For more info, call (740) 592-2016 or visit http://www.centralohiobluegrass.com
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  • March 7-9, 2014
    Theater:  Peter Pan Jr
    The Renner Theater; 148 N 7th St; Zanesville (Muskingum county)
    Hours:  8pm Friday-Saturday, 2:30pm Sunday.  Zane Trace Players present the story about the boy who wouldn’t grow up and the girl who has to.  Also showing March 14-16.
    For more info, call (740) 453-8481 or visit http://www.zanetraceplayers.org
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  • March 7-9, 2014
    Theater:  A Hill of Magic Beans or Here's Looking at You Jack
    Ohio University Lancaster; 1570 Granville Pike; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
    Hours:  7pm Friday, 2pm Saturday-Sunday.  Special family Friday night, $10 for a family of four.
    For more info, call (740) 215-9680 or visit http://lancartscivicclub.com
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  • March 7-9, 2014
    Tri-County Home Builders Assoc 36th Annual Home & Garden Show
    Fairfield County Fairgrounds; 157 E Fair Av; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
    Hours:  12-6pm Friday, 10am-6pm Saturday, 11am-4pm Sunday.
    For more info, call (740) 689-3916 or visit http://www.tricountyhomebuilders.com
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  • March 7-9, 2014

    Home, Garden & Business Expo

    Pritchard Laughlin Civic Center; 7033 Glenn Highway; Cambridge (Guernsey county)
    For more info, call (740) 439-6688 or 439-7009 or visit http://www.pritchardlaughlin.com
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  • March 8, 2014
    Maple Tapping Festival & Pancake Breakfast
    Alley Park; 2805 Old Logan Rd SE; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
    Hours:  8am-12pm.  Admission:  FREE.  Breakfast $4 per person from 8-11am.
    For more info, call (740) 687-6651 or visit http://www.lancasterparks.com
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  • March 8, 2014
    Concert:  Broadway!
    Ariel-Ann Carson Dater Performing Arts Centre; 426 Second Av; Gallipolis (Gallia county)
    Hours:  8-10pm.  Steve Amerson has established a reputation as a superior tenor with a vocal flexibility that allows him to feel at home in both popular/contemporary music and classical literature.  With the wealth and depth of his performance experience, he is known as America’s Tenor.  The Ariel is a fully-restored 1895 Opera House and community meeting place.  The Centre is a beautiful venue for special events; it boasts a 462-seat auditorium, a serving kitchen and a large banquet room seating over 100 people, two parlors, a ballroom with hardwood floors and the new Ariel Chamber Theatre and Boardroom.  It also hosts music, ballroom dance and fitness classes.
    For more info, call (740) 446-ARTS (2787) or visit http://arieltheatre.org
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  • March 8, 2014
    Live Music:  Anna Allen & Traditional Plus Bluegrass
    Grouse Nest Restaurant; 25780 Liberty Hill Rd; South Bloomingville (Hocking county)
    Hours:  6pm.  The second Feed the People fundraiser for Hocking county food pantries.
    For more info, call (740) 592-2016 or visit http://www.centralohiobluegrass.com
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  • March 8-9, 2014
    Maple Sugaring in the Hills
    Hocking Hills State Park; 19852 State Rte 664 S; Logan (Hocking county)
    Hours:  12-4pm.  Meet at the Naturalist Cabin located behind the Old Man's Cave Visitor Center.  Savor the taste of the season as we boil down our local maple sap.  Discover the many methods used throughout history to make this tasty treat.  FREE samples are available.  Pancake breakfast is offered at the lodge for a modest fee.
    For more info, call (740) 385-6841 or visit http://www.friendsofhockinghills.org
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  • March 9, 2014
    Concert:  David Tolley
    Secrest Auditorium; 334 Shinnick St; Zanesville (Muskingum county)
    A
    native of Columbus, Ohio, David left for Los Angeles after earning a double Bachelor's degree in Piano Performance and Music Composition.  Soon, he was composing and producing music for major networks.  He has also performed for four United States Presidents – Ford, Reagan, Bush and Clinton – and gave several performances on Johnny Carson's Tonight Show.
    For more info, call (740) 588-0871 or visit http://www.secrestonline.com/
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  • March 10, 2014
    Look Good, Feel Better
    Cancer Resource Center; 616 Forest Rose Av; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
    Hours:  10am-12pm Monday.  FREE event; registration is required.  This program is designed for any woman undergoing cancer treatment.  It will be a day of bonding and friendship while learning skin care and make-up tips.
    For more info, call (888) 227-6446 American Cancer Society or visit http://www.fmchealth.org
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  • March 13, 2014
    Concert:  California Dreamin'
    Smoot Theatre; 213 5th St; Parkersburg, West Virginia
    Hours:  8pm.  A musical journey through the California pop scene of the 1960s and early 70s.
    For more info, call (304) 422-7529 or visit http://www.smoottheatre.com
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  • March 14, 2014
    Comedy:  Tammy Pescatelli with Vince Morris
    Midland Theatre; 36 North Park Place; Newark (Licking county)
    Hours:  8pm.  Tammy is the kind of woman you wish was your sister or your best friend, always ready with a joke or lively quip.  This is just one of three shows in the Comedy Series sponsored by The Grill's Chop House: 10/18 Paul Reiser, 11/10 The Southern Fried Chicks starring Etta May, and in 2014 on 3/14 Tammy  Pescatelli with Vince Morris.  Purchase a Comedy Series Package for all three shows at a discount.
    For more info, call (740) 345-5483 or visit http://www.midlandtheatre.org
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  • March 14-15, 2014
    23rd Annual River City Blues Festival
    Lafayette Hotel; 101 Front St; Marietta (Washington county)
    This Marietta event, the oldest Blues competition in Ohio, has set the stage for other competitions that exist in the state.  One of the things that makes the Marietta competition unique is that it has no geographic restrictions and is open to serious Blues acts from anywhere.  The Blues is an attitude and state of mind, not confined to a geographical area.  Tee Dee Young, Chris O’Leary Band, The Hoodoo Men, Blind Boy Paxton, ThornettaDavis, Long Tall Deb & The Werewolves of Alabama, Victor Wainright Band.
    For more info, call (740) 373-5522 or (304) 422-2944 or visit http://www.bjfm.org
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  • March 14-16, 2014
    Theater:  Peter Pan Jr
    The Renner Theater; 148 N 7th St; Zanesville (Muskingum county)
    Hours:  8pm Friday-Saturday, 2:30pm Sunday.  Zane Trace Players present the story about the boy who wouldn’t grow up and the girl who has to.
    For more info, call (740) 453-8481 or visit http://www.zanetraceplayers.org
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  • March 15, 2014
    Live Music:  Forcynthia & SkyWater
    Uncle Buck's Riding Stable & Dance Barn; 73930 Buck Lane; New Marshfield (Athens county)
    Hours:  8pm.  Admission:  $5.  In the Lady Buck Saloon.  Uncle Buck's is a "unique attraction located near Lake Hope State Park surrounded by Zaleski State Forest".
    For more info, call (740) 664-2428 or visit http://www.unclebucksstable.com
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  • March 15-23, 2014
    Mid-Ohio Valley Quilt Show
    Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park; 137 Juliana St; Parkersburg, West Virginia
    Civil War era-themed quilts and pattern choices.
    For more info, call (304) 420-4800 or visit http://www.blennerhassettislandstatepark.com
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  • March 16 - September 1, 2014
    Exhibit:  Glass Across the Color Spectrum
    Ohio Glass Museum; Ohio Glass Museum; 124 W Main St; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
    Exhibit Hours:  1-4pm Tuesday-Saturday.  The Glass Blowing Studio is open during regular museum hours for demonstrations - experience the process.
    For more info, call (740) 687-0101 or visit http://www.ohioglassmuseum.org
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  • March 17, 2014
    LCCA presents:  Lone Raven Quintet
    Fairfield Union High School; 6675 Cincinnati-Zanesville Rd NE; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
    LCCA (Lancaster Community Concert Association) will celebrate its 77th season in 2013-2014.  Cost:  $50 subscription includes the four concerts at this venue plus 20 reciprocal concerts!  The 2013-2014 concert dates are October 20 Italian Saxophone Quartet, November 17 British Invasion, March 2 Erik Augis Trio, April 27 New York Brass Arts Trio.  Check the site below for the reciprocity concert lists.
    For more info, call (740) 654-8062 or visit http://www.lancastercca.com
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  • March 20-21, 2014

    Concert:  David Francey

    Midland Theatre; 36 North Park Place; Newark (Licking county)
    Hours:  8pm.  A truly authentic folk singer.  When he was in his 40s, his wife, artist Beth Girdler, encouraged him to share his songs and sing in public.  The reaction was instant.  This is just one of five shows in the Stage Door Cabaret Series sponsored by Huntington Bank:  10/10-11 Jeff Conley, 11/14-15 John Latini & Jamie-Sue Seals' "Bottle Rocket Cabaret", and in 2014 on 2/13-14 Jason Farnham, 320-21 David Francey, 4/1-11 Brandy Clark.  Purchase a Stage Door Cabaret Package for all five shows at a discount.
    For more info, call (740) 345-5483 or visit http://www.midlandtheatre.org
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  • March 21, 2014
    Infant Massage Class
    Fairfield Medical Center; 401 N Ewing St; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
    Hours:  6-7:30pm Friday, second floor conference room.  Cost:  $20, registration is required.  Learn various massage techniques to help calm a fussy baby or reward a happy baby.  This class can be taken prior to birth but is recommended when your baby is at least three weeks of age.
    For more info, call (740) 687-8218 or visit http://www.fmchealth.org
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  • March 21, 2014
    Chef in the Vineyard Dinner
    Terra Cotta Vineyards; 2285 Rix Mills Rd; New Concord (Coshocton county)
    Hours:  7:00 p.m. dinner begins, wine tasting is earlier.  This is a true destination experience!  Bill Bird, Executive Chef for Zandex, will prepare a fabulous, two-entree dinner and provide great cooking tips.  Each dinner concludes with a flaming dessert presentation; everyone in the tasting room can observe and enjoy.  Chef in the Vineyard Dinners 2014 dates are 1/17, 2/14, 3/21, 4/11, 5/16, 6/20, 7/18, 8/15, 9/19, 10/11, 11/21, 12/19.
    For more info, call (740) 872-3791 or visit http://www.terracottavineyards.com
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  • March 21-22, 2014
    Follies, "The Show Must Go On"
    Secrest Auditorium; 334 Shinnick St; Zanesville (Muskingum county)
    Hours:  8pm, doors open at 7pm.  A variety show to benefit Genesis Hospice presented by the Follies Family and featuring local all-volunteer talent.
    For more info, call (740) 588-0871 or visit http://www.secrestonline.com/
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  • March 22, 2014
    Live Music:  Blues Cowboys
    Uncle Buck's Riding Stable & Dance Barn; 73930 Buck Lane; New Marshfield (Athens county)
    Hours:  Music starts at 8:00 p.m.  Cover charge $5 (100% goes to the band).  In the Lady Buck Saloon.  Uncle Buck's is a "unique attraction located near Lake Hope State Park surrounded by Zaleski State Forest".  Celebrate the 15-year Anniversary on May 18 at Uncle Buck's with Colin John, Long Tall Deb, Donna Mogavero, The Blues Cowboys.
    For more info, call (740) 664-2428 or visit http://www.unclebucksstable.com
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  • March 22, 2014
    Three Rivers Bluegrass :: Salt Creek Bluegrass Band
    Coshocton Village Inn & Suites; 115 N Water St; Coshocton (Coshocton county)
    Admission:  $ 5.00, children 12 and under FREE.  Food and non-alcoholic drinks available starting at 5:30 p.m. furnished by Relay for Life Team Alana.  Hours:  6-11pm.  Max Hardesty, the one-man-band, will play from 6-6:45 p.m.; the featured band will play from 7-9pm.  Following is an open acoustic jam from 9:15-11pm – come play and share your music.  The 2014 dates will be the fourth Saturday of each month (no October show).  Need even more Bluegrass?  Every Sunday be sure to tune to WQKT-FM104.5 from 8am-10am for the Picks & Bows Bluegrass Show.
    For more info, call (740) 498-8456 Duane or Clenda Hardesty or email duane1000@roadrunner.com
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  • March 22, 2014
    FORKS 39th Annual Model Airplane Show
    Fairfield County Fairgrounds; 157 E Fair Av; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
    Hours:  8:30am-1pm.  Admission:  $3, ladies and children free.  Free parking and coffee.  Huge collection of remote control airplanes on display, swap meet and other activities, food, trophies, door prizes.
    For more info, call (740) 687-5038 or visit http://forksrc.com
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  • March 22-23, 2014
    Scott Antique Market
    Ohio Expo Center (Ohio State Fairgrounds); 717 E 17th Av; Columbus (Franklin county)
    Hours:  9am-6pm Saturday, 10am-4pm Sunday.  Admission:  FREE.  Bricker Building.  Aisles upon aisles of one-of-a-kind antiques and collectible items available for sale.
    For more info, call (614) 644-3247 or visit http://www.scottantiquemarket.com 
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  • March 22-24, 2014
    Live Performance:  Harvey
    Fairfield County District Library; 219 N Broad St; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
    Hours:  7pm Friday-Saturday, 2pm Sunday.  Presented by the Garrett Players.
    For more info, call (740) 687-1454 or visit http://www.fcdlibrary.org
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  • March 23, 2014
    Live Music:  Rhonda Vincent & The Rage
    Stuart's Opera House; 52 Public Square; Nelsonville (Athens county)
    Hours:  8pm.  Live music and theater events in this beautifully-restored 1879 opera house set in one of the most beautiful parts of southeast Ohio.  The "New Queen of Bluegrass", Rhonda Vincent, always packs the place so get your tickets right away.
    For more info, call (740) 753-1294 or visit http://www.stuartsoperahouse.org
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  • March 25, 2014
    SOPAA Presents:  Miracle Worker

    Vern Riffe Center for the Arts; Shawnee State University; 940 Second St; Portsmouth (Scioto county)
    Hours:  7:30pm.  Southern Ohio Performing Arts Association 2013-2014 Season event.  The story of Annie  Sullivan and Helen Keller.
    For more info, call (740) 351-3600 or visit http://sopaa.org
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  • March 25, 2014
    Lancaster Festival Special Concert
    Eagles Event Center; 1936 E Main St; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
    Hours:  8pm.  Featured band, After Midnight.
    For more info, call (740) 687-4808 or visit http://www.lancasterfestival.org
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  • March 28, 2014
    Final Fridays on the Square
    Historic Square Arts District; Nelsonville (Athens county)
    Hours:  6-10pm.  Cost:  FREE.  A monthly community arts event held every month except December; 2014 dates are 1/31, 2/28, 3/28, 4/25, 5/30, 6/27, 7/25, 8/29, 9/26, 10/31, 11/28.  Galleries and retail shops on Nelsonville's Historic Square stay open late.  Visitors can watch artists at work in their studios, as well as new exhibits, art chats, artists’ demonstrations, plays and musical shows. 
    For more info, call (740) 753-3391 or 753-1011 or visit http://www.nelsonvillearts.com
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  • March 29, 2014
    Live Music:  Dwight Icenhower, Elvis Tribute
    Stuart's Opera House; 52 Public Square; Nelsonville (Athens county)
    Hours:  8pm.  Live music and theater events in this beautifully-restored 1879 opera house set in one of the most beautiful parts of southeast Ohio.
    For more info, call (740) 753-1294 or visit http://www.stuartsoperahouse.org
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  • February 1, 2014
    Concert:  John Gorka
    Stuart's Opera House; 52 Public Square; Nelsonville (Athens county)
    Hours:  8p Friday.  From New Jersey, John Gorka is a world-renowned singer-songwriter who got his start at a neighborhood coffeehouse in eastern Pennsylvania. Though small, Godfrey Daniels was and is one of the oldest and most venerable music institutions and has long been a hangout for music lovers and aspiring musicians. In the late 1970s, John was was one of these aspiring musicians.
    For more info, call (740) 753-1294 or visit http://www.stuartsoperahouse.org
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  • February 1, 2014
    Live Music:  Aubree Riles & Chris Keesey
    Uncle Buck's Riding Stable & Dance Barn; 73930 Buck Lane; New Marshfield (Athens county)
    Hours:  8pm.  Admission:  $5.  In the Lady Buck Saloon.  Uncle Buck's is a "unique attraction located near Lake Hope State Park surrounded by Zaleski State Forest".
    For more info, call (740) 664-2428 or visit http://www.unclebucksstable.com
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  • February 1-7, 2014
    Exhibit:  Bruce Munro, Light
    Franklin Park Conservatory & Botanical Gardens; 1777 E Broad St; Columbus (Franklin county)
    Hours:  Open until 11pm Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and some Saturdays.  Ten large-scale lighting installations and accompanying gallery works, including new pieces before before see in the U.S.
    For more info, call (614) 715-8000 or visit http://www.fpconservatory.org
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  • February 1-8, 2014
    Exhibit:  Autism, A Mexican Adventure
    Pomerene Center for the Arts; 317 Mulberry St; Coshocton (Coshocton county)
    Exhibit:  Featuring the works of Craig Matis.
    For more info, call (740) 622-0326 or visit http://www.pomerenearts.org
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  • February 1-16, 2014
    Exhibit:  Think Outside the Brick
    Columbus Museum of Art; 480 E Broad St; Columbus (Franklin county)
    Exhibit:  New work by artists who use LEGO brand building blocks.  Many interactive activities.  A must-see family event!
    For more info, call (614) 221-4848 or visit http://www.columbusmuseum.org
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  • February 5, 2014
    Concert:  Rock of Ages on Tour

    Vern Riffe Center for the Arts; Shawnee State University; 940 Second St; Portsmouth (Scioto county)
    Hours:  7:30pm.  Southern Ohio Performing Arts Association 2013-2014 Season event.  A raucous mix of eyebrow-scorching tunes by a live band.
    For more info, call (740) 351-3600 or visit http://sopaa.org
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  • February 6-23, 2014
    Columbus Children's Theatre: Arthur & The Magic Sword
    Columbus Children's Theatre; 512 Park St; Columbus (Franklin county)
    Hours:  7:30pm Thursdays-Fridays, 1pm and 5pm Saturdays, 3pm Sundays.
    For more info, call (614) 224-6672` or visit http://www.columbuschildrenstheatre.org
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  • February 7, 2014
    First Friday Gallery Art Walk
    Downtown Zanesville (Muskingum county)
    Hours:  5-9pm the first Friday of each month.  Meet local artists, visit studios, galleries, antique shops, restaurants, more, all in Zanesville's artists' district.  Artist Colony of Zanesville is "artcoz".  The 2014 dates are 01/03, 02/07, 03/07, 04/04, 05/02, 06/06, 07/04, 08/01, 09/05, 10/03, 11/07, 12/05.
    For more info, call (740) 455-8282 or visit http://artcoz.org
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  • February 7, 2014
    Concert:  Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out
    Stuart's Opera House; 52 Public Square; Nelsonville (Athens county)
    Hours:  8p Friday.  A night of award-winning bluegrass with Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out and Athens county's own The Hart Brothers.  Since 1991, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out has been playing and quickly became one of the world's top Bluegrass groups garnering seven straight IBMA (International Bluegrass Music Association) Awards for 'Vocal Group of the Year' and five more to Russell for IBMA’s 'Male Vocalist of the Year'.
    For more info, call (740) 753-1294 or visit http://www.stuartsoperahouse.org
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  • February 7, 2014
    Family Friday Night at COSI
    COSI (Center of Science & Industry); 333 W Broad St; Columbus (Franklin county)
    Hours:  5-9pm.  Admission:  $ 10.95 - reduced admission and extended hours so families can visit, learn and play late!  Reduced admission includes all of the permanent exhibitions plus a movie on the seven-story Extreme Screen Theater.  Movies at the Extreme Screen Theater show at 5pm, 6pm, 7pm and 8pm.  Watch and participate in learning about science in a fun way through hands on activities and demonstrations.  Family Friday Nights are held the last Friday of each month; see also 2/7, 2/14, 2/21 and 2/28.
    For more info, call (614) 228-2674 or visit http://www.cosi.org
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  • February 7, 2014
    Infant/Child CPR Class
    Fairfield Medical Center; 401 N Ewing St; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
    Hours:  6-9pm Friday.  Cost:  $35 per person, registration required.  Get updated on the latest techniques for what to do in cases of infant and child choking and instructions for CPR.
    For more info, call (740) 687-8218 or visit http://www.fmchealth.org
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  • February 8, 2014
    Annual Burr Oak Winter Hike
    Burr Oak State Park ; 10220 Burr Oak Lodge Rd; Glouster (Athens county)
    Hours:  10am, meet at the reopened Burr Oak State Park Lodge and choose a rugged three-mile or an eight-mile hike option.  The trails winds through the hills with scenic overlooks from sandstone outcroppings.  The mature forest hides several recess caves worth exploring.  Wear appropriate clothing and a snack and drink to carry during the hike.  Return to the lodge and relax around the fire, enjoy lunch and music by local musicians.  If you have any questions, need more information or would like to volunteer, contact Richard Lutz.
    For more info, call (740) 578-9447 or visit http://www.buckeyetrail.org
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  • February 8, 2014
    22nd Annual Chocolate Extravaganza

    Coshocton County Career Center; 23640 County Rd 202; Coshocton (Coshocton county)
    Hours:  3-5pm.  Tickets: $10 at the door or $8 pre-sale.  This popular event draws visitors from throughout the region.  There will be artwork and music entertainment.  It's a ‘sweet’ way to support the arts, since the proceeds benefit the Pomerene Center for the Arts.
    For more info, call (740) 622-0326 or visit http://www.pomerenearts.org
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  • February 8, 2014
    Contemporary Gunmakers & Allied Artisans Show

    Campus Martius Museum; 601 Second St; Marietta (Washington county)
    Hours: 
    Hours:  9:30am-4pm.  The Museum will be hosting some of the finest traditional artisans who recreate the working tools of the frontier settler and hunter.  Gunsmiths, powder horn and hunting bag makers will be displaying their wares.  During the event, visitors will be able to experience 200 years of American gun-making traditions.  Flintlock and percussion rifles, the tools used in making and servicing them will be displayed.  During the day, there will be working demonstrations on the various techniques used in gun-building and lectures by various artisans.
    For more info, call (740) 373-3750 or visit http://www.campusmartiusmuseum.org
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  • February 8, 2014
    Live Music:  Without Papers
    Uncle Buck's Riding Stable & Dance Barn; 73930 Buck Lane; New Marshfield (Athens county)
    Hours:  Music starts at 8:00 p.m.  Cover charge $5 (100% goes to the band).  In the Lady Buck Saloon.  Without Papers is “a hard-rockin’ original” cover band that was formed in late 1999.  They take pride in their working-class roots and make every attempt to define that through their music – their original tunes and a weaving in of a few old-school covers.  Uncle Buck's is a "unique attraction located near Lake Hope State Park surrounded by Zaleski State Forest".
    For more info, call (740) 664-2428 or visit http://www.unclebucksstable.com
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  • February 10, 2014
    Look Good, Feel Better
    Cancer Resource Center; 616 Forest Rose Av; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
    Hours:  5:30-7:30pm Monday.  FREE event; registration is required.  This program is designed for any woman undergoing cancer treatment.  It will be a day of bonding and friendship while learning skin care and make-up tips.
    For more info, call (888) 227-6446 American Cancer Society or visit http://www.fmchealth.org
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  • February 10-28, 2014
    Exhibit:  Black History Month, The Underground Railroad

    Historic Fort Steuben; 120 S Third St; Steubenville (Jefferson county)
    Exhibit:  FREE admission.
    For more info, call (740) 283-1787 or visit http://oldfortsteuben.com
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  • February 13, 2014
    2nd Annual Soup Cook-Off
    Perry County Senior Center; 520 1st St; New Lexington (Perry county)
    Hours:  6:30pm.  Bring a crock pot of your favorite homemade soup to enter the competition.  Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th place winners.  Also, discussion regarding programs and opportunities provided by Perry County Farm Bureau will be enjoyed.
    For more info, call (740) 342-4264 or visit N/A
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  • February 13-14, 2014

    Concert:  Jason Farnham

    Midland Theatre; 36 North Park Place; Newark (Licking county)
    Hours:  8pm.  Jason Farnham's "An Evening of Contemporary Piano" is a spectacular show that will delight audiences again and again.  This is just one of five shows in the Stage Door Cabaret Series sponsored by Huntington Bank:  10/10-11 Jeff Conley, 11/14-15 John Latini & Jamie-Sue Seals' "Bottle Rocket Cabaret", and in 2014 on 2/13-14 Jason Farnham, 320-21 David Francey, 4/1-11 Brandy Clark.  Purchase a Stage Door Cabaret Package for all five shows at a discount.
    For more info, call (740) 345-5483 or visit http://www.midlandtheatre.org
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  • February 14, 2014
    Family Friday Night at COSI
    COSI (Center of Science & Industry); 333 W Broad St; Columbus (Franklin county)
    Hours:  5-9pm.  Admission:  $ 10.95 - reduced admission and extended hours so families can visit, learn and play late!  Reduced admission includes all of the permanent exhibitions plus a movie on the seven-story Extreme Screen Theater.  Movies at the Extreme Screen Theater show at 5pm, 6pm, 7pm and 8pm.  Watch and participate in learning about science in a fun way through hands on activities and demonstrations.  Family Friday Nights are held the last Friday of each month; see also 2/7, 2/14, 2/21 and 2/28.
    For more info, call (614) 228-2674 or visit http://www.cosi.org
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  • February 14-15, 2014
    22nd Annual River City Blues Competition
    Lafayette Hotel; 101 Front St; Marietta (Washington county)
    This Marietta event, the oldest Blues competition in Ohio, has set the stage for other competitions that exist in the state.  One of the things that makes the Marietta competition unique is that it has no geographic restrictions and is open to serious Blues acts from anywhere.  The Blues is an attitude and state of mind, not confined to a geographical area.
    For more info, call (740) 373-5522 or (304) 422-2944 or visit http://www.bjfm.org
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  • February 15, 2014
    Black History Month:  "Facts in Black"

    Historic Fort Steuben; 120 S Third St; Steubenville (Jefferson county)
    Exhibit:  FREE admission.
    For more info, call (740) 283-1787 or visit http://oldfortsteuben.com
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  • February 15, 2014
    Basic Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop

    Ochs Fruit Farm; 2161 Pleasantville Rd; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
    Hours:  10am-12pm.  Cost:  $15/$10 for members.  Dress for the weather with gloves and boots.  Registration required.
    For more info, call (740) 443-2937 or (800) 443-2937 or visit http://www.dawesarb.org
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  • February 15, 2014
    "Frozen Waterfalls" Nature Photography Weekend Workshop
    Old Bear's Den Center; 16961 Harble-Griffith Rd; Logan (Hocking county)
    Hours:  9am-5pm.  Cost:  $ 129, eight hour workshop for all levels of photographers.  Join Eric Hoffman, Hocking Hills photographer, for an adventure in nature photography.  See the web site for details such as what to bring for each workshop.  Catered lunch included.  Other workshops with different themes and shorter workshops for basic photography are scheduled throughout the year.
    For more info, call (740) 380-2039 or visit http://www.theoldbear.com
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  • February 15-16, 2014
    Scott Antique Market
    Ohio Expo Center (Ohio State Fairgrounds); 717 E 17th Av; Columbus (Franklin county)
    Hours:  9am-6pm Saturday, 10am-4pm Sunday.  Admission:  FREE.  Bricker Building.  Aisles upon aisles of one-of-a-kind antiques and collectible items available for sale.
    For more info, call (614) 644-3247 or visit http://www.scottantiquemarket.com 
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  • February 16, 2014
    2014 Farm Toy Show & Sale

    Fairfield County Fairgrounds; 157 E Fair Av; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
    Hours:  9am-3pm.  Fairfield County Antique Tractor Club's annual show.  Farm toys, NASCAR toys, pedal tractors, new and old toys on display and for sale.
    For more info, call (740) 407-2347 or visit http://www.fairfieldcountytractorclub.com
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  • February 16, 2014
    Concert:  Rhonda Vincent & The Rage
    Midland Theatre; 36 North Park Place; Newark (Licking county)
    Hours:  7:30pm.  One of seven Special Performances shows at Midland.  She is an artist at the top of her game with multiple Grammy nominations, five Entertainer of the Year Awards from the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America, and an amazing seven Female Vocalist of the Year awards from the International Bluegrass Music Association.
    For more info, call (740) 345-5483 or visit http://www.midlandtheatre.org
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  • February 17, 2014
    CABS (Childcare & Babysitting Safety)
    Wellness Center; Kroger Shopping Plaza; E Main St; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
    Hours:  8:30am-3:30pm in Classrooms B and C.  Cost is $35 and registration is required.  Learn what to do in an emergency, what to expect at what age, and how to positively discipline kids.  Participants will receive CPR and Foreign Body Airway Obstruction training.  The class is open to children ages 11-15.
    For more info, call (740) 687-8007 or visit http://www.fmchealth.org
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  • February 19, 2014
    Infant Massage Class
    Fairfield Medical Center; 401 N Ewing St; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
    Hours:  6-7:30pm Wednesday, second floor conference room.  Cost:  $20, registration is required.  Learn various massage techniques to help calm a fussy baby or reward a happy baby.  This class can be taken prior to birth but is recommended when your baby is at least three weeks of age.
    For more info, call (740) 687-8218 or visit http://www.fmchealth.org
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  • February 20, 2014
    Slate Run 40th Annual Winter Hike
    Slate Run Metro Park; 1375 State Rte 674 N; Canal Winchester (Pickaway county)
    Hours:  2pm.  FREE event.  Begin at Buzzard's Roost picnic area to begin a self-guided 2.5- or a 5-mile hike.  Volunteers will highlight interesting animals and nature along the trails.  Soup and snacks are to be served at the picnic areas at the trail's end.
    For more info, call (614) 833-1880 or visit http://www.metroparks.net
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  • February 21, 2014
    Family Friday Night at COSI
    COSI (Center of Science & Industry); 333 W Broad St; Columbus (Franklin county)
    Hours:  5-9pm.  Admission:  $ 10.95 - reduced admission and extended hours so families can visit, learn and play late!  Reduced admission includes all of the permanent exhibitions plus a movie on the seven-story Extreme Screen Theater.  Movies at the Extreme Screen Theater show at 5pm, 6pm, 7pm and 8pm.  Watch and participate in learning about science in a fun way through hands on activities and demonstrations.  Family Friday Nights are held the last Friday of each month; see also 2/7, 2/14, 2/21 and 2/28.
    For more info, call (614) 228-2674 or visit http://www.cosi.org
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  • February 22, 2014
    Preserving Your Family Documents

    Dawes Arboretum; 7770 Jacksontown Rd SE; Newark (Licking county)
    Hours:  10-11:30am.  Visitors Center.  A special class on paper conservation focusing on the archival storage of paper documents and photographs including demonstrations of archival techniques, more.  Participants receive a conservation kit.
    For more info, call (740) 443-2937 or (800) 443-2937 or visit http://www.dawesarb.org
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  • February 22, 2014
    Three Rivers Bluegrass :: Chestnut Ridge Gospel Bluegrass Band
    Coshocton Village Inn & Suites; 115 N Water St; Coshocton (Coshocton county)
    Admission:  $ 5.00, children 12 and under FREE.  Food and non-alcoholic drinks available starting at 5:30 p.m. furnished by Relay for Life Team Alana.  Hours:  6-11pm.  Max Hardesty, the one-man-band, will play from 6-6:45 p.m.; the featured band will play from 7-9pm.  Following is an open acoustic jam from 9:15-11pm – come play and share your music.  The 2014 dates will be the fourth Saturday of each month (no October show).  Need even more Bluegrass?  Every Sunday be sure to tune to WQKT-FM104.5 from 8am-10am for the Picks & Bows Bluegrass Show.
    For more info, call (740) 498-8456 Duane or Clenda Hardesty or email duane1000@roadrunner.com
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  • February 22, 2014
    Concert:  Blue Öyster Cult

    Midland Theatre; 36 North Park Place; Newark (Licking county)
    Hours:  8pm.  For almost 40 years, Blue Öyster Cult has been thrilling fans of 'intelligent hard rock'  with powerful albums loaded with now-classic songs and is one of the very few rock/heavy metal bands to earn both genuine mainstream critical acclaim as well as commercial success.  This is one of three concerts in the Lively Arts Series sponsored by Park National Bank:  9/20 Blood, Sweat & Tears, 11/8 John Ford Coley, Ambrosia & Terry Sylvester, and in 2014 on 2/22 Blue Öyster Cult.  Purchase a Lively Arts Package for all three shows at a discount.
    For more info, call (740) 345-5483 or visit http://www.midlandtheatre.org
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  • February 22, 2014
    Live Music:  The Fosters
    Uncle Buck's Riding Stable & Dance Barn; 73930 Buck Lane; New Marshfield (Athens county)
    Hours:  8pm.  Admission:  $5.  In the Lady Buck Saloon.  Uncle Buck's is a "unique attraction located near Lake Hope State Park surrounded by Zaleski State Forest".
    For more info, call (740) 664-2428 or visit http://www.unclebucksstable.com
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  • February 22 - March 2, 2014
    58th Annual Central Ohio Home & Garden Show

    Ohio Expo Center (Ohio State Fairgrounds); 717 E 17th Av; Columbus (Franklin county)
    Hours:  10am-8pm Saturdays, 10am-6pm Sundays, 3-8pm Tuesday, 12-8pm Wednesday-Friday, Closed Sunday.  Bricker Building and Celeste Center.  Presented by Ohio Mulch.  Get a head start on the next home-improvement project.  Meet hundreds of experts and professionals, wak through lush, decked-out gardens and pick-up endless tips to beautify your home – inside or out.  Celebrity guests, special events, activities for the kids, much more.
    For more info, call (614) 644-3247 or visit http://www.dispatchevents.com
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  • February 23, 2014
    Live Music:  Alejandro Escovedo & Peter Buck
    Stuart's Opera House; 52 Public Square; Nelsonville (Athens county)
    Hours:  8pm.  Live music and theater events in this beautifully-restored 1879 opera house set in one of the most beautiful parts of southeast Ohio.
    For more info, call (740) 753-1294 or visit http://www.stuartsoperahouse.org
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  • February 25, 2014
    Rag Rug Workshop
    Perry County District Library; New Lexington Branch; 117 S Jackson St; New Lexington (Perry county)
    Hours:  5-7pm.  Registration required by 4pm on January 27, call (740) 342-7881 Katrina.  Learn how to make a rag rug.  One way to encourage recycling.
    For more info, call (740) 342-7881 or visit http://www.perryrecycling.com
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  • February 26, 2014
    Grandparenting Class
    Fairfield Medical Center; 401 N Ewing St; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
    Hours:  6-7:30pm Wednesday, second floor conference room.  Cost:  FREE.  Find out the latest idea in child-rearing and help to adjust to the grandparenting role.
    For more info, call (740) 687-8218 or visit http://www.fmchealth.org
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  • February 28, 2014
    Family Friday Night at COSI
    COSI (Center of Science & Industry); 333 W Broad St; Columbus (Franklin county)
    Hours:  5-9pm.  Admission:  $ 10.95 - reduced admission and extended hours so families can visit, learn and play late!  Reduced admission includes all of the permanent exhibitions plus a movie on the seven-story Extreme Screen Theater.  Movies at the Extreme Screen Theater show at 5pm, 6pm, 7pm and 8pm.  Watch and participate in learning about science in a fun way through hands on activities and demonstrations.  Family Friday Nights are held the last Friday of each month; see also 2/7, 2/14, 2/21 and 2/28.
    For more info, call (614) 228-2674 or visit http://www.cosi.org
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  • February 28, 2014
    Final Fridays on the Square
    Historic Square Arts District; Nelsonville (Athens county)
    Hours:  6-10pm.  Cost:  FREE.  A monthly community arts event held every month except December; 2014 dates are 1/31, 2/28, 3/28, 4/25, 5/30, 6/27, 7/25, 8/29, 9/26, 10/31, 11/28.  Galleries and retail shops on Nelsonville's Historic Square stay open late.  Visitors can watch artists at work in their studios, as well as new exhibits, art chats, artists’ demonstrations, plays and musical shows. 
    For more info, call (740) 753-3391 or 753-1011 or visit http://www.nelsonvillearts.com
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January 2014

  • January 1-5, 2014
    Exhibit:  The Artwork of Greg Henwood
    Fairfield County District Library; 219 N Broad St; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
    For more info, call (740) 653-2745 or visit http://www.fcdlibrary.org
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  • January 1-5, 2014

    Coshocton Crossroads:  Living Tradition in the Heart of Ohio

    Historic Roscoe Village; 600 N Whitewoman St; Coshocton (Coshocton county)
    For more info, call (740) 622-7644 or visit
    http://www.roscoevillage.com
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  • February 1-28, 2014
    Exhibit:  Birds of a Feather Captured in Glass
    Ohio Glass Museum; Ohio Glass Museum; 124 W Main St; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
    Exhibit Hours:  1-4pm Tuesday-Saturday.  The Glass Blowing Studio is open during regular museum hours for demonstrations - experience the process.
    For more info, call (740) 687-0101 or visit http://www.ohioglassmuseum.org
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  • February 1-28, 2014
    Exhibit:  Animals in Art
    Decorative Arts Center of Ohio; 145 E Main St; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
    Exhibit Hours:  10am-4pm Tuesday-Saturday, 1-4pm Sunday.
    For more info, call (740) 681-1423 or visit http://www.decartsohio.org
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  • January 1 - February 7, 2014
    Bruce Munro:  Light
    Franklin Park Conservatory & Botanical Gardens; 1777 E Broad St; Columbus (Franklin county)
    Hours:  Open until 11pm Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and some Saturdays.  Ten large-scale lighting installations and accompanying gallery works, including new pieces before before see in the U.S.
    For more info, call (614) 715-8000 or visit http://www.fpconservatory.org
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  • January 3, 2014
    First Friday Gallery Art Walk
    Downtown Zanesville (Muskingum county)
    Hours:  5-9pm the first Friday of each month.  Meet local artists, visit studios, galleries, antique shops, restaurants, more, all in Zanesville's artists' district.  Artist Colony of Zanesville is "artcoz".  The 2014 dates are 01/03, 02/07, 03/07, 04/04, 05/02, 06/06, 07/04, 08/01, 09/05, 10/03, 11/07, 12/05.
    For more info, call (740) 455-8282 or visit http://artcoz.org
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  • January 4-12, 2014
    Ohio RV & Boat Show
    Ohio Expo Center (Ohio State Fairgrounds); 717 E 17th Av; Columbus (Franklin county)
    Hours:  5-10pm Wed-Thu, 12-10pm Fri, 9am-10pm Sat, 11am-6pm Sun.  Boats, RVs, ATVs, motorcycles, tow vehicles, trucks, SUVs, more.
    For more info, call (888) OHO-EXPO or visit http://www.ohiorvandboatshow.com/ 
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  • January 5, 2014
    Columbus Paper, Postcard & Book Show
    Ohio Expo Center (Ohio State Fairgrounds); 717 E 17th Av; Columbus (Franklin county)
    For more info, call (614) 206-9103 or visit http://www.ohioexpocenter.com
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  • January 9, 2014
    Infant/Child CPR Class
    Fairfield Medical Center; 401 N Ewing St; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
    Hours:  6-9pm.  Cost is $25, registration is required.  Learn what to do in an emergency and how to clear an obstructed airway.  All participants will need to pass a written exam to receive a certification card.  2013 class dates are 10/25, 12/17 and 01/09/2014.
    For more info, call (740) 687-8218 or visit http://www.fmchealth.org
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  • January 10, 2014
    Three Part Invention
    Midland Theatre; 36 North Park Place; Newark (Licking county)
    Hours:  8pm.  One of seven Special Performances shows at Midland.  Tracy Silverman (violin), Philip Aaberg (piano) and Mike Block (cello) are on a mission to redefine contemporary chamber music.  Three of the most original instrumentalists from the classical gene pool join forces to breathe new life into the piano trio tradition.
    For more info, call (740) 345-5483 or visit http://www.midlandtheatre.org
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  • January 10-11, 2014
    Columbus Symphony Masterworks:  Ravel & Bruckner
    Ohio Theatre; 39 E State St; Columbus (Franklin county)
    Hours:  8pm. 
    For more info, call (614) 228-8600 or visit http://www.columbussymphony.com
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  • January 12, 2014
    Winter Off-Trail Hike
    Wahkeena Nature Preserve; 2200 Pump Station Rd; Sugar Grove (Fairfield county)
    Hours:  1pm.  Reservations are necessary.  Wear warm, waterproof shoes.
    For more info, call (740) 746-8695 or (800) 297-1883 or visit http://wahkeena-preserve.blogspot.com
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  • February 14-15, 2014
    22nd Annual River City Ohio Blues Competition Weekend
    Lafayette Hotel; 101 Front St; Marietta (Washington county)
    This Marietta event, the oldest Blues competition in Ohio, has set the stage for other competitions that exist in the state.  One of the things that makes the Marietta competition unique is that it has no geographic restrictions and is open to serious Blues acts from anywhere.  The Blues is an attitude and state of mind, not confined to a geographical area.
    For more info, call (740) N/A or visit http://www.bjfm.org
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  • February 14-15, 2014
    Bluegrass Winterfest
    McCoy's Inn & Conference Center; 701 W Main St; Ripley, West Virginia
    Hours:  7pm Friday, 2pm Saturday.  Idletymes, Open Rail, The Lilly Mountaineers (sons of the late Everett Lilly), The Price Family, Remington Ryde, Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice, Bluegrass Mountaineers, Jim & Valerie Gabehart.
    For more info, call (304) 372-9122 or 422-6959 or visit http://www.centralohiobluegrass.com
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  • February 14-16, 2014
    3rd Annual Eastern Ohio Sportsman's Expo
    Pritchard Laughlin Civic Center; 7033 Glenn Highway; Cambridge (Guernsey county)
    Hours:  3-8pm Friday, 9am-6pm Saturday, 10am-5pm Sunday.  Hunting, fishing, camping, ATV, outdoor gear, sporting goods, BB gun taret shooting, archery target shooting, prize drawings, Whitetail Hall of Fame, Best Trail Cam contest, more.
    For more info, call (740) 439-7009 or visit http://www.pritchardlaughlin.com
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  • January 15, 2014
    Grandparenting Class
    Fairfield Medical Center; 401 N Ewing St; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
    Hours:  6-7:30pm Wednesday in the 2nd floor conference room.  Cost:  FREE, registration required.  Learn about grandparenting roles, safety proofing your house and basic baby care.  A tour of the Maternity Unit is included.  Other 2013 class dates are 09/18, 10/16, 11/13, 12/11 and 01/15/2014.
    For more info, call (740) 687-8218 or visit http://www.fmchealth.org
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  • January 17-19, 2014
    Winter Wonder Weekend
    North Bend State Park; 202 North Bend Park Rd; Cairo, West Virginia
    A Weekend filled with activities for all ages.  Hikes, games, contests, arts and crafts, more.
    For more info, call (304) 643-2931 or visit http://www.northbendsp.com
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  • January 18, 2014
    Health, Safety & Wellness Expo
    Kids America; 1600 Otsego Av; Coshocton (Coshocton county)
    Hours:  10am-2pm.  Free.  Health screenings including diabetes, blood pressure, heart and vascular screenings, physical and speech therapy.
    For more info, call (740) 622-5411 or visit http://www.kids-america.org
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  • January 18, 2014
    Digging the Past - Archaeology Day
    Campus Martius Museum; 601 Second St; Marietta (Washington county)
    Hours:  9:30am-4pm.  Spend a day at the museum learning about the exciting field of archaeology.  You are invited to take part in an artifact identification clinic, lectures and flint knapping demonstrations.  Private collections
    of historic and prehistoric artifacts will also be on display.  Contemporary items will be on sale.  If you would like to have your artifacts on display for the day, please contact Campus Martius Museum.
    For more info, call (740) 373-3750 or visit http://www.campusmartiusmuseum.org
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  • January 18, 2014
    Backyard Maple Sugaring
    Dawes Arboretum; 7770 Jacksontown Rd SE; Newark (Licking county)
    Hours:  1pm.  Learn the entire process of making delicious maple syrup at home.  See how trees are tapped, discuss selection, storage and cooking methods, kits and household items that are used in making maple syrup.
    For more info, call (740) 443-2937 or (800) 443-2937 or visit http://www.dawesarb.org
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  • January 18, 2014
    11th Annual Honey Bee Expo
    West Virginia University at Parkersburg; 300 Campus Dr; Parkersburg, West Virginia
    Hours:  8am-4pm.  Learn more about the honey bee during this educational day event sponsored by WVU Extension services and the Mid-Ohio Valley Beekeepers Association.
    For more info, call (304) 375-4919 or visit http://www.angelfire.com/nb/movba/expo2013.html
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  • January 19, 2014
    Hocking Hills 49th Annual "Winter Hike"  *One of SE Ohio's Most Popular Events!
    Hocking Hills State Park; 19852 State Rte 664 S; Logan (Hocking county)
    Hours:  9am-11am continuous starts from the Old Man's Cave Visitors Center.  FREE event:  all pre- and post-hike event activities are free.  Donations are encouraged to help pay for the refreshments, hot drinks and hot bean soup with cornbread.  Commemorative patches and hiking stick medallions are available for purchase.  More than 5,000 hiking enthusiasts take part in this annual event.
    For more info, call (740) 385-6841 or visit http://www.friendsofhockinghills.org

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  • January 19, 2014
    Bridal & Prom Showcase
    Pritchard Laughlin Civic Center; 7033 Glenn Highway; Cambridge (Guernsey county)
    Hours:  12-4pm. 
    For more info, call (740) 439-7009 or visit http://www.pritchardlaughlin.com
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  • January 19-20, 2014
    Great Train Expo
    Ohio Expo Center (Ohio State Fairgrounds); 717 E 17th Av; Columbus (Franklin county)
    America's favorite traveling train show features model railroads, train dealers, collectors, hands-on exhibits, demonstrations, workshops.
    For more info, call (614) 206-9103 or visit http://www.ohioexpocenter.com or http://www.greattrainexpo.com
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  • January 24-26, 2014
    Power Show Ohio
    Ohio Expo Center (Ohio State Fairgrounds); 717 E 17th Av; Columbus (Franklin county)
    Hours:  9am-4pm.  The newest and best from more than 600 brands of agricultural, construction and outdoor power equipment and products..
    For more info, call (614) 206-9103 or visit http://www.ohioexpocenter.com or http://www.omeda.org/powershow
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  • January 24-26, 2014
    Ohio Log & Timber Frame Show
    Ohio Expo Center (Ohio State Fairgrounds); 717 E 17th Av; Columbus (Franklin county)
    The top log and timber frame experts.
    For more info, call (614) 206-9103 or visit http://www.ohioexpocenter.com
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  • January 24-26, 2014
    Ohio Farm Toy & NASCAR Collectibles Show
    Ohio Expo Center (Ohio State Fairgrounds); 717 E 17th Av; Columbus (Franklin county)
    Hours:  9am-5pm.  New and old farm toys, collectibles and shelf models available for sale or trade.  Other toys, Beanie Babies, Matchbox and plenty of other collectibles.
    For more info, call (614) 206-9103 or visit http://www.ohioexpocenter.com
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  • January 25, 2014
    Grafting the Right Way
    Dawes Arboretum; 7770 Jacksontown Rd SE; Newark (Licking county)
    Hours:  8:30am-12pm.  Learn the basics of winter bench grafting and plant aftercare.  Must be 14 years old to attend with an adult.
    For more info, call (740) 443-2937 or (800) 443-2937 or visit http://www.dawesarb.org
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  • January 25, 2014
    Three Rivers Bluegrass :: SaFire Sun Bluegrass Band
    Coshocton Village Inn & Suites; 115 N Water St; Coshocton (Coshocton county)
    Admission:  $ 5.00, children 12 and under FREE.  Food and non-alcoholic drinks available starting at 5:30 p.m. furnished by Relay for Life Team Alana.  Hours:  6-11pm.  Max Hardesty, the one-man-band, will play from 6-6:45 p.m.; the featured band will play from 7-9pm.  Following is an open acoustic jam from 9:15-11pm – come play and share your music.  The 2014 dates will be the fourth Saturday of each month (no October show).  Need even more Bluegrass?  Every Sunday be sure to tune to WQKT-FM104.5 from 8am-10am for the Picks & Bows Bluegrass Show.
    For more info, call (740) 498-8456 Duane or Clenda Hardesty or email duane1000@roadrunner.com
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  • January 26, 2014
    Cambridge Country on the Carpet
    Pritchard Laughlin Civic Center; 7033 Glenn Highway; Cambridge (Guernsey county)
    Hours:  7-10pm.  Concert featuring Up 2 No Good, Wills Creek Bluegrass Band.  Bring the whole family out for a fun-filled night of music showcasing local talent.
    For more info, call (740) 439-7009 or visit http://www.pritchardlaughlin.com
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  • January 26, 2014
    Concert:  The Grascals
    Stuart's Opera House; 52 Public Square; Nelsonville (Athens county)
    Hours:  3p Sunday.  One of the most acclaimed Bluegrass bands around, The Grascals will appear for a special matinee show.  They have three Grammy nominations and have been names Bluegrass Band of the Year by Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music in America and multiple awards.
    For more info, call (740) 753-1294 or visit http://www.stuartsoperahouse.org
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  • January 28, 2014
    Make Tote Bags from Feed Bags
    Perry County District Library; New Lexington Branch; 117 S Jackson St; New Lexington (Perry county)
    Hours:  5-7pm.  Registration required by 4pm on January 27, call (740) 342-7881 Katrina.  Learn how to make a durable tote bag from plastic feed bags.  One way to encourage recycling.  See also February 25 Rag Rug Seminar.
    For more info, call (740) 342-7881 or visit http://www.perryrecycling.com

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December 2013

  • December 1, 2013

    Central Ohio Youth Ballet, "The Nutcracker"

    Midland Theatre; 36 North Park Place; Newark (Licking county)
    Hours:  2:30pm December 1.  This is just one of four productions in the Family Series sponsored by The Energy Cooperative: 7/20 Missoula Children's Theatre presents The Secret Garden, 11/29-12/1 Central Ohio Youth Ballet's The Nutcracker, 12/6 Chinese Golden Dragon Acrobats, and in 2014, 3/7 Playing By Air.  Purchase a Family Series Package for all four shows at a discount.

    For more info, call (740) 345-5483 or visit http://www.midlandtheatre.org
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  • December 6, 2013
    Golden Dragon Acrobats
    Midland Theatre; 36 North Park Place; Newark (Licking county)
    Hours:  7pm.  Representing a time-honored tradition that began more then twenty-five centuries ago.  Today, the Golden Dragon Acrobats are recognized throughout the U.S. and abroad as the premiere Chinese acrobatic touring company.  This is just one of four productions in the Family Series sponsored by The Energy Cooperative: 7/20 Missoula Children's Theatre presents The Secret Garden, 11/29-12/1 Central Ohio Youth Ballet's The Nutcracker, 12/6 Chinese Golden Dragon Acrobats, and in 2014, 3/7 Playing By Air.  Purchase a Family Series Package for all four shows at a discount.
    For more info, call (740) 345-5483 or visit http://www.midlandtheatre.org
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  • December 6, 2013
    First Friday Gallery Art Walk
    Downtown Zanesville (Muskingum county)
    Hours:  5-9pm the first Friday of each month.  Meet local artists, visit studios, galleries, antique shops, restaurants, more, all in Zanesville's artists' district.  Artist Colony of Zanesville is "artcoz".
    For more info, call (740) 455-8282 or visit http://artcoz.org
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  • December 6-7, 2013
    2013 Holiday Bazaar at the Dairy Barn Arts Center
    Dairy Barn Arts Center; 8000 Dairy Lane; Athens (Athens county)
    Hours:  3-8pm Friday, 10am-5pm Saturday.  Art and fine crafts of all media, a winter celebration featuring over 40 artists and vendors from around the region selling handcrafted goods.
    For more info, call (740) 592-4981 or visit http://www.dairybarn.org
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  • December 6-8, 2013
    French 500 Flea Market
    Gallia County Junior Fairgrounds; 189 Jackson Pike; Gallipolis (Gallia county)
    Hours:  8am-5pm.  2013 dates are April 12-14, May 10-12, June 14-16, July 12-14, September 13-15, October 11-13, November 1-3, December 6-8 (no August date because of the county fair).  An indoor/outdoor flea market - antiques, crafts, collectibles, more.
    For more info, call (740) 446-4120 or visit http://www.galliacountyfair.org
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  • December 6-8, 2013
    Winterfair
    Ohio Expo Center (Ohio State Fairgrounds); 717 E 17th Av; Columbus (Franklin county)
    Hours:  10am-8pm Friday-Saturday; 12-5pm Sunday.  Admission:  $7 ticket valid for all three days; children age 12 and under admitted free.  Fine art and crafts made in American studios, reaturing 400 artists working in glass, ceramics, jewelry, prints, photography, more.
    For more info, call (614) 486-7119 or visit http://www.winterfair.org
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  • December 7, 2013
    Ohio Valley Opry
    Twin City Opera House; 15 W Main St; McConnelsville (Morgan county)
    Hours:  7pm, doors open at 6pm.  If you enjoy country and bluegrass, come to the Opry!  Emcee, Matt Coleman.  Before or after the shows, be sure to visit the Bluebell Diner just across the street from the opera house.  The 2013 schedule: the third Saturday of each month January-November (1/19, 2/16, 3/16, 4/20, 5/18, 6/15, 7/20, 8/17, 9/21, 10/19, 11/16), and the first Saturday in December (12/7). 
    For more info, call (740) 962-4909 or visit http://www.ohiovalleyopry.com 
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  • December 7, 2013
    Wild Weekend Discovery Series
    Wayne National Forest Headquarters
    Hours:  10am-12pm and 12pm-2pm.  Travel the world as a water drop.  Listen to "Drip" as he shares some of the incredible places he has been and drink in a little of his past - travel the journey of the water cycle.  Bring the children to enjoy this free and fun educational program designed for preschool to 5th grade.
    For more info, call (740) 753-0101 or visit http://travelohio.com
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  • December 7, 2013
    Way Back Weekend :: Artisans Market
    Heritage Farm Museum & Village; 3300 Harvey Rd; Huntington, West Virginia
    Handmade gifts from area artisans offering creative shopping.
    For more info, call (304) 522-1244 or visit http://heritagefarmmuseum.com
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  • December 7, 2013
    First Aid Class
    Fairfield Medical Center; 401 N Ewing St; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
    Hours:  12-4pm.  Cost:  $35, pre-registration is required.  Hands-on training for what to do in an emergency situation.  Participants passing a written exam will receive a certification card.   2013 class dates are 11/2, 12/7.
    For more info, call (740) 687-8218 or visit http://www.fmchealth.org
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  • December 7, 2013
    Appalachian Hillside Revolution with Chris Keesey
    Uncle Buck's Riding Stable & Dance Barn; 73930 Buck Lane; New Marshfield (Athens county)
    In the Lady Buck Saloon.  Uncle Buck's is a "unique attraction located near Lake Hope State Park surrounded by Zaleski State Forest" is Uncle Buck’s.
    For more info, call (740) 664-2428 or visit http://www.unclebucksstable.com
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  • December 7-8, 2013
    Pickaway County Flea Market
    Pickaway County Fairgrounds; 415 Lancaster Pike (US Rte 22 East); Circleville (Pickaway county)
    Hours:  9am-4pm Saturday & Sunday.  Every month throughout the year, booths are set up outside and inside the coliseum at the fairground.  Come as a vendor to sell your goods or come to browse and buy.
    For more info, call (740) 474-2085 or visit http://www.pickawaycountyfair.info

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  • December 7-8, 2013
    Jurrasic Quest
    Ohio Expo Center (Ohio State Fairgrounds); 717 E 17th Av; Columbus (Franklin county)
    Hours:  10am-8pm Saturday, 10am-7pm Sunday.  Event is to be held in the Lasuche Building.  An exciting exhibit, participate in dinosaur crafts and coloring, check out the dinosaur cinema and other fun, family-friendly activities.  Check their site for admission prices and to buy tickets.
    For more info, call (N/A) or visit http://returnofthedino.com 
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  • December 11, 2013
    Grandparenting Class
    Fairfield Medical Center; 401 N Ewing St; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
    Hours:  6-7:30pm Wednesday in the 2nd floor conference room.  Cost:  FREE, registration required.  Learn about grandparenting roles, safety proofing your house and basic baby care.  A tour of the Maternity Unit is included.  Other 2013 class dates are 09/18, 10/16, 11/13, 12/11 and 01/15/2014.
    For more info, call (740) 687-8218 or visit http://www.fmchealth.org
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  • December 13, 2013
    Chef in the Vineyard Dinner
    Terra Cotta Vineyards; 2285 Rix Mills Rd; New Concord (Coshocton county)
    Hours:  7:00 p.m. dinner begins, wine tasting is earlier.  $ 35 plus tax per person by reservation secured with a credit card at time of scheduling.  This is a true destination experience!  Bill Bird, Executive Chef for Zandex, will prepare a fabulous, two-entree dinner and provide great cooking tips.  Each dinner concludes with a flaming dessert presentation; everyone in the tasting room can observe and enjoy.  Chef in the Vineyard Dinners 2013 dates are 1/18, 2/15, 3/15, 4/19, 5/17, 6/21, 7/12, 8/17, 9/20, 10/11, 11/15, 12/13.
    For more info, call (740) 872-3791 or visit http://www.terracottavineyards.com
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  • December 14, 2013
    Buckeye Model Train & Railroad Show
    Ohio Expo Center (Ohio State Fairgrounds); 717 E 17th Av; Columbus (Franklin county)
    Hours:  9am-4pm.  Visit the Lausche Building to see Ohio's largest combination model train and railroad memorabilia show.  Discount admission available on the web site.
    For more info, call (614) 644-3247 or visit or http://www.gserr.com
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  • December 17, 2013
    Infant/Child CPR Class
    Fairfield Medical Center; 401 N Ewing St; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
    Hours:  6-9pm.  Cost is $25, registration is required.  Learn what to do in an emergency and how to clear an obstructed airway.  All participants will need to pass a written exam to receive a certification card.  2013 class dates are 10/25, 12/17 and 01/09/2014.
    For more info, call (740) 687-8218 or visit http://www.fmchealth.org
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  • December 15-16, 2013
    Scott Antique Market
    Ohio Expo Center (Ohio State Fairgrounds); 717 E 17th Av; Columbus (Franklin county)
    Hours:  9am-6pm Saturday, 10am-4pm Sunday.  Admission, FREE.  Numerous antique and collectible items for sale in the Bricker building and Celeste Center. 
    For more info, call (614) 644-3247 or visit http://www.scottantiquemarket.com 
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  • December 27, 2013
    Family Friday Night at COSI
    COSI (Center of Science & Industry); 333 W Broad St; Columbus (Franklin county)
    Hours:  5-9pm.  Admission:  $ 9.95 after 5pm.  Extended hours so families can visit, learn and play late!  Reduced admission - a savings of over $ 13 - includes all of the permanent exhibitions plus a movie on the seven-story Extreme Screen Theater.  Movies at the Extreme Screen Theater show at 5pm, 6pm, 7pm and 8pm.  Watch and participate in learning about science in a fun way through hands on activities and demonstrations.  Family Friday Nights are held the last Friday of each month; 2013 dates are 1/25, 2/22, 3/29, 4/26, 5/31, 6/28, 7/26, 8/30, 9/27, 10/25, 11/29 and 12/27.
    For more info, call (614) 228-2674 or visit http://www.cosi.org
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  • December 28, 2013
    Three Rivers Bluegrass :: Chestnut Ridge and Others
    Coshocton Village Inn & Suites; 115 N Water St; Coshocton (Coshocton county)
    Admission:  $ 5.00, children 12 and under FREE.  Food and non-alcoholic drinks available starting at 5:30 p.m. furnished by Relay for Life Team Alana.  Hours:  6-11pm.  Max Hardesty, the one-man-band, will play from 6-6:45 p.m.; the featured band will play from 7-9pm.  Following is an open acoustic jam from 9:15-11pm – come play and share your music.  Make note of the 2013 show dates:  1/25, 2/9, 3/23, 4/20, 5/25, 6/22, 7/27, 8/24, 9/27, 11/23, 12/28 (no October show).  Need more Bluegrass?  Every Sunday be sure to tune to WQKT-FM104.5 from 8am-10am for the Picks & Bows Bluegrass Show.
    For more info, call (740) 498-8456 Duane or Clenda Hardesty or email duane1000@roadrunner.com
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November 2013

  • November 1-17, 2013
    Highlights from the Chihuly Exhibit
    Franklin Park Conservatory & Botanical Gardens; 1777 E Broad St; Columbus (Franklin county)
    Hours:  10am-5pm.  More than 24 Dale Chihuly glass artworks.
    For more info, call (614) 715-8000 or visit http://www.fpconservatory.org
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  • November 1, 2013
    First Friday Gallery Art Walk
    Downtown Zanesville (Muskingum county)
    Hours:  5-9pm the first Friday of each month.  Meet local artists, visit studios, galleries, antique shops, restaurants, more, all in Zanesville's artists' district.  Artist Colony of Zanesville is "artcoz".  And, don't miss the last Art Walk this year, December 6!
    For more info, call (740) 455-8282 or visit http://artcoz.org
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  • November 1, 2013
    Get the Led Out
    Midland Theatre; 36 North Park Place; Newark (Licking county)
    Hours:  8pm.  One of seven Special Performances shows at Midland.  Dubbed by the media as "The American Led Zeppelin", GTLO presents a set each night that spans the mythic career of that legendary British supergroup that will leave you wanting to hear more.
    For more info, call (740) 345-5483 or visit http://www.midlandtheatre.org
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  • November 2, 2013
    Magical Mozart
    Ariel-Ann Carson Dater Performing Arts Centre; 426 Second Av; Gallipolis (Gallia county)
    Hours:  8pm.  Elena Urioste has been hailed by critics and audiences alike for her lush tone, the nuance lyricism of her playing and her commanding stage presence.  Her debut with the Chicago Symphony was praised by critics for her delicacy, poise and sensitivity.  In 2004, she debuted at Carnegie Hall and has returned every year since.  Elena performs on a Gagliano violin c. 1706.  The Ariel is a fully-restored 1895 Opera House and community meeting place.  The Centre is a beautiful venue for special events; it boasts a 462-seat auditorium, a serving kitchen and a large banquet room seating over 100 people, two parlors, a ballroom with hardwood floors and the new Ariel Chamber Theatre and Boardroom.  It also hosts music, ballroom dance and fitness classes.
    For more info, call (740) 446-ARTS (2787) or visit http://arieltheatre.org

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  • November 1-3, 2013
    French 500 Flea Market
    Gallia County Junior Fairgrounds; 189 Jackson Pike; Gallipolis (Gallia county)
    Hours:  8am-5pm.  2013 dates are April 12-14, May 10-12, June 14-16, July 12-14, September 13-15, October 11-13, November 1-3, December 6-8 (no August date because of the county fair).  An indoor/outdoor flea market - antiques, crafts, collectibles, more.
    For more info, call (740) 446-4120 or visit http://www.galliacountyfair.org
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  • November 1-3, 2013
    OHSAA State Cross Country Meet

    National Trail Raceway; 2650 National Rd SW; Hebron (Licking county)
    For more info, call (740) 928-5706 or visit http://www.nationaltrailraceway.com or
    ohsaa.org
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  • November 2, 2013
    Way Back Weekend :: Hot Glass & Pottery
    Heritage Farm Museum & Village; 3300 Harvey Rd; Huntington, West Virginia
    Fire up the flame!  Watch beautiful beads and hand-blown glass being made, and handmade pottery being fired.
    For more info, call (304) 522-1244 or visit http://heritagefarmmuseum.com
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  • November 2, 2013
    OAD Ohio DEAFair 2013   * a Deaf and/or Sign Language event
    Ohio Expo Center (Ohio State Fairgrounds); 717 E 17th Av; Columbus (Franklin county)
    Hours:  10am-7pm.  Admission:  $2.  Parking:  $5.  Experience Deaf culture and language, celebrate diversity!  See exhibition booths will showcase new technology, services organizations, communication devices.  Vendors, crafts.  Several performances provided by talented Deaf individuals, games, more.
    For more info, call (N/A) or visit http://www.dsc.org (event flyer) 
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  • November 2, 2013
    Scott Blazer & Audie Wylie with Chris Keesey
    Uncle Buck's Riding Stable & Dance Barn; 73930 Buck Lane; New Marshfield (Athens county)
    A "unique attraction located near Lake Hope State Park surrounded by Zaleski State Forest" is Uncle Buck’s.  For more info, call (740) 664-2428 or visit http://www.unclebucksstable.com
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  • November 2, 2013
    First Aid Class
    Fairfield Medical Center; 401 N Ewing St; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
    Hours:  12-4pm.  Cost:  $35, pre-registration is required.  Hands-on training for what to do in an emergency situation.  Participants passing a written exam will receive a certification card.   2013 class dates are 11/2, 12/7.
    For more info, call (740) 687-8218 or visit http://www.fmchealth.org
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  • November 2, 2013
    MOV Model Railroad Club 18th Annual Show & Sale
    WVU-P; 300 Campus Dr; Parkersburg, West Virginia
    Hours:  10am-3pm.  Sharing the joy of model railroading.
    For more info, call (304) 588-5417 or visit http://www.movmrc.org
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  • November 2, 2013
    Open Rail Bluegrass Show
    AMVETS Building; 108 Liberty St; Gallipolis (Gallia county)
    Hours:  7pm.
    For more info, call (740) 835-7221 or visit http://www.openrailbluegrass.com
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  • November 2-3, 2013
    Winter Wonderland Craft Show
    Jackson Area YMCA; 594 E Main St; Jackson (Jackson county)
    For more info, call (740) 286-7255 or visit N/A
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  • November 2-3, 2013
    Pickaway County Flea Market
    Pickaway County Fairgrounds; 415 Lancaster Pike (US Rte 22 East); Circleville (Pickaway county)
    Hours:  9am-4pm Saturday & Sunday.  Every month throughout the year, booths are set up outside and inside the coliseum at the fairground.  Come as a vendor to sell your goods or come to browse and buy.
    For more info, call (740) 474-2085 or visit http://www.pickawaycountyfair.info

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  • November 2-3, 2013
    Columbus International Festival

    Franklin County Veterans Memorial; 300 West Broad St; Columbus (Franklin county)
    Hours:  10am-9pm Saturday, 10am-7pm Sunday.  200 booths representing 80 culures.
    For more info, call (614) 221-4341 or visit http://fcvm.com
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  • November 4-16, 2013
    The Civil War and Ohio

    Historic Fort Steuben; 120 S Third St; Steubenville (Jefferson county)
    Hours:  10am-6pm Saturday, 11am-5pm Sunday.  Cost:  FREE admission.
    For more info, call (740) 283-1787 or visit http://oldfortsteuben.com
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  • November 8, 2013
    Concert:  John Ford Coley, Ambrosia & Terry Sylvester

    Midland Theatre; 36 North Park Place; Newark (Licking county)
    Hours:  8pm.  Songs to transport you to a certain time period or bring back memories are songs that have made John Ford Coley a singing legend - "I'd Really Love to See You Tonight", "Nights are Forever Without You" and "Love is the Answer".  This is one of three concerts in the Lively Arts Series sponsored by Park National Bank:  9/20 Blood, Sweat & Tears, 11/8 John Ford Coley, Ambrosia & Terry Sylvester, and in 2014 on 2/22 Blue Öyster Cult.  Purchase a Lively Arts Package for all three shows at a discount.
    For more info, call (740) 345-5483 or visit http://www.midlandtheatre.org
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  • November 9, 2013
    Hocking Hills "Frontier Trail Hike"
    Hocking Hills State Park; 19852 State Rte 664 S; Logan (Hocking county)
    Hours:  12-4pm.  Ash Cave.  Explore the history of the Hocking Hills region with a walk back through time dramatized by costumed interpreters along Ash Cave trail.
    For more info, call (740) 385-6841 or visit http://www.friendsofhockinghills.org
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  • November 9, 2013
    Ariel Bluegrass Competition
    Ariel-Ann Carson Dater Performing Arts Centre; 426 Second Av; Gallipolis (Gallia county)
    Hours:  8pm.  The competition is held annually on the second Saturday in November.  Bands wanting to participate in the competition must pre-register.  See the web site for entrance fee, requirement, more. 
    The Ariel is a fully-restored 1895 Opera House and community meeting place.  The Centre is a beautiful venue for special events; it boasts a 462-seat auditorium, a serving kitchen and a large banquet room seating over 100 people, two parlors, a ballroom with hardwood floors and the new Ariel Chamber Theatre and Boardroom.  It also hosts music, ballroom dance and fitness classes.
    For more info, call (740) 446-ARTS (2787) or visit http://arieltheatre.org
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  • November 9, 2013
    Bob Stewart Band
    Uncle Buck's Riding Stable & Dance Barn; 73930 Buck Lane; New Marshfield (Athens county)
    A "unique attraction located near Lake Hope State Park surrounded by Zaleski State Forest" is Uncle Buck’s.  For more info, call (740) 664-2428 or visit http://www.unclebucksstable.com
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  • November 10, 2013
    The Southern Fried Chicks starring Etta May
    Midland Theatre; 36 North Park Place; Newark (Licking county)
    Hours:  4pm.  When Etta May takes the stage, she is the reigning queen of Southern sass and your woman for the 21st century.  This is just one of three shows in the Comedy Series sponsored by The Grill's Chop House: 10/18 Paul Reiser, 11/10 The Southern Fried Chicks starring Etta May, and in 2014 on 3/14 Tammy  Pescatelli with Vince Morris.  Purchase a Comedy Series Package for all three shows at a discount.
    For more info, call (740) 345-5483 or visit http://www.midlandtheatre.org
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  • November 13, 2013
    Grandparenting Class
    Fairfield Medical Center; 401 N Ewing St; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
    Hours:  6-7:30pm Wednesday in the 2nd floor conference room.  Cost:  FREE, registration required.  Learn about grandparenting roles, safety proofing your house and basic baby care.  A tour of the Maternity Unit is included.  Other 2013 class dates are 09/18, 10/16, 11/13, 12/11 and 01/15/2014.
    For more info, call (740) 687-8218 or visit http://www.fmchealth.org
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  • November 14-15, 2013

    John Latini & Jamie-Sue Seal's "Bottle Rocket Cabaret"

    Midland Theatre; 36 North Park Place; Newark (Licking county)
    Hours:  8pm.  This duo presents a lively collection of songs and fill in the gaps with superb vocals and masterful guitar playing with a cabaret flair. This is just one of five shows in the Stage Door Cabaret Series sponsored by Huntington Bank:  10/10-11 Jeff Conley, 11/14-15 John Latini & Jamie-Sue Seals' "Bottle Rocket Cabaret", and in 2014 on 2/13-14 Jason Farnham, 320-21 David Francey, 4/1-11 Brandy Clark.  Purchase a Stage Door Cabaret Package for all five shows at a discount.
    For more info, call (740) 345-5483 or visit http://www.midlandtheatre.org
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  • November, 2013
    Dawes Arboretum Night Hike: Squirrels are Nuts!
    Dawes Arboretum; 7770 Jacksontown Rd SE; Newark (Licking county)
    Hours:  5:30pm.  In spite of the barren landscape and apparent quietness, the fields and woods are full of activity.  During November, squirrels and chipmunks sense the impending winter weather right around the corner and frantically spring into action storing food.  Learn the differences in Ohio's squirrel species in this program by how their nuts are eaten and their storing techniques.
    For more info, call (740) 443-2937 or (800) 443-2937 or visit http://www.dawesarb.org
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  • November 15, 2013
    Chef in the Vineyard Dinner
    Terra Cotta Vineyards; 2285 Rix Mills Rd; New Concord (Coshocton county)
    Hours:  7:00 p.m. dinner begins, wine tasting is earlier.  $ 35 plus tax per person by reservation secured with a credit card at time of scheduling.  This is a true destination experience!  Bill Bird, Executive Chef for Zandex, will prepare a fabulous, two-entree dinner and provide great cooking tips.  Each dinner concludes with a flaming dessert presentation; everyone in the tasting room can observe and enjoy.  Chef in the Vineyard Dinners 2013 dates are 1/18, 2/15, 3/15, 4/19, 5/17, 6/21, 7/12, 8/17, 9/20, 10/11, 11/15, 12/13.
    For more info, call (740) 872-3791 or visit http://www.terracottavineyards.com
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  • November 15-17, 2013
    Rendville Art Show
    Bryn Du Mansion; 537 Jones Rd; Granville (Licking county)
    For more info, call (740) 587-7053 or visit bryndu.org
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  • November 16, 2013
    Ohio Valley Opry
    Twin City Opera House; 15 W Main St; McConnelsville (Morgan county)
    Hours:  7pm, doors open at 6pm.  If you enjoy country and bluegrass, come to the Opry!  Emcee, Matt Coleman.  Before or after the shows, be sure to visit the Bluebell Diner just across the street from the opera house.  The 2013 schedule: the third Saturday of each month January-November (1/19, 2/16, 3/16, 4/20, 5/18, 6/15, 7/20, 8/17, 9/21, 10/19, 11/16), and the first Saturday in December (12/7). 
    For more info, call (740) 962-4909 or visit http://www.ohiovalleyopry.com 
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  • November 16, 2013
    "Signs of Winter" Photography Weekend Workshop
    Old Bear's Den Center; 16961 Harble-Griffith Rd; Logan (Hocking county)
    Hours:  9am-5pm.  Cost:  $ 129, eight hour workshop for all levels of photographers using 35mm or digital formats.  Join Eric Hoffman, Hocking Hills photographer, for an adventure in nature photography.  See the web site for details such as what to bring for each workshop.  Catered lunch included.  Other workshop dates with different themes are scheduled 2/16, 3/16, 4/6, 10/19 and 11/16.
    For more info, call (740) 380-2039 or visit http://www.theoldbear.com
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  • November 17, 2013
    LCCA:  British Invasion
    Fairfield Union High School; 6675 Cincinnati-Zanesville Rd NE; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
    LCCA (Lancaster Community Concert Association) will celebrate its 77th season in 2013-2014.  Cost:  $50 subscription includes the four concerts at this venue plus 20 reciprocal concerts!  The 2013-2014 concert dates are October 20 Italian Saxophone Quartet, November 17 British Invasion, March 2 Erik Augis Trio, April 27 New York Brass Arts Trio.  Check the site below for the reciprocity concert lists.
    For more info, call (740) 00000 or visit http://www.lancastercca.com
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  • November 21, 2013
    Robin & Linda Williams
    Midland Theatre; 36 North Park Place; Newark (Licking county)
    Hours:  7:30pm.  One of seven Special Performances shows at Midland.  Second to none as gifted songwriters, they have earned the honor, devotion and respect of their musical peers.
    For more info, call (740) 345-5483 or visit http://www.midlandtheatre.org
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  • November 23, 2013
    Three Rivers Bluegrass :: Bluegrass 409 Band
    Coshocton Village Inn & Suites; 115 N Water St; Coshocton (Coshocton county)
    Admission:  $ 5.00, children 12 and under FREE.  Food and non-alcoholic drinks available starting at 5:30 p.m. furnished by Relay for Life Team Alana.  Hours:  6-11pm.  Max Hardesty, the one-man-band, will play from 6-6:45 p.m.; the featured band will play from 7-9pm.  Following is an open acoustic jam from 9:15-11pm – come play and share your music.  Make note of the 2013 show dates:  1/25, 2/9, 3/23, 4/20, 5/25, 6/22, 7/27, 8/24, 9/27, 11/23, 12/28 (no October show).  Need more Bluegrass?  Every Sunday be sure to tune to WQKT-FM104.5 from 8am-10am for the Picks & Bows Bluegrass Show.
    For more info, call (740) 498-8456 Duane or Clenda Hardesty or email duane1000@roadrunner.com
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  • November 23-24, 2013
    1950s Family Weekends:  Toys & Games
    Ohio History Center / Ohio Village; 800 E 17th Av; Columbus (Franklin county)
    Hours:  10am-5pm Saturday, 12-5pm Sunday.
    For more info, call (614) 297-2300 or visit http://www.ohiohistory.org
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  • November 24, 2013
    Tri-County Rabbit Show
    Fairfield County Fairgrounds; 157 E Fair Av; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
    For more info, call N/A or visit http://www.fairfieldcountyfair.com
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  • November 29, 2013
    Final Fridays on the Square
    Historic Square Arts District; Nelsonville (Athens county)
    Hours:  6-10pm.  Cost:  FREE.  A monthly community arts event held every month except December; 2013 dates are 1/25, 2/22, 3/29, 4/26, 5/31, 6/28, 7/26, 8/30, 9/27, 10/25, 11/29.  Galleries and retail shops stay open late.  Visitors to the square can watch artists at work in their studios, as well as new exhibits, art chats, artists’ demonstrations, plays and musical shows. 
    For more info, call (740) 753-3391 or 753-1011 or visit http://www.nelsonvillearts.com
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  • November 29, 2013
    Family Friday Night at COSI
    COSI (Center of Science & Industry); 333 W Broad St; Columbus (Franklin county)
    Hours:  5-9pm.  Admission:  $ 9.95 after 5pm.  Extended hours so families can visit, learn and play late!  Reduced admission - a savings of over $ 13 - includes all of the permanent exhibitions plus a movie on the seven-story Extreme Screen Theater.  Movies at the Extreme Screen Theater show at 5pm, 6pm, 7pm and 8pm.  Watch and participate in learning about science in a fun way through hands on activities and demonstrations.  Family Friday Nights are held the last Friday of each month; 2013 dates are 1/25, 2/22, 3/29, 4/26, 5/31, 6/28, 7/26, 8/30, 9/27, 10/25, 11/29 and 12/27.
    For more info, call (614) 228-2674 or visit http://www.cosi.org
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  • November 29, 2013
    Annual Riverbend Talent Review
    Riverbend Arts Council; 290 N Second Av; Middleport (Meigs county)
    Hours:  7:30pm.  Annual show of local talent.
    For more info, call (740) 992-2675 or visit N/A
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  • November 29-30, 2013
    Central Ohio Youth Ballet, "The Nutcracker"
    Midland Theatre; 36 North Park Place; Newark (Licking county)
    Hours:  8pm November 29, 2:30pm and 7:30pm November 30.  This is just one of four productions in the Family Series sponsored by The Energy Cooperative: 7/20 Missoula Children's Theatre presents The Secret Garden, 11/29-12/1 Central Ohio Youth Ballet's The Nutcracker, 12/6 Chinese Golden Dragon Acrobats, and in 2014, 3/7 Playing By Air.  Purchase a Family Series Package for all four shows at a discount.
    For more info, call (740) 345-5483 or visit http://www.midlandtheatre.org
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October 2013

  • September 27 - October 3, 2013

    162nd Coshocton County Fair

    Coshocton County Fairgrounds; 707 Kenilworth Av; Coshocton (Coshocton county)
    The county fair is always an exciting time in Coshocton county and this year will be no exception.  Free nightly entertainment in the grandstand.  Visit the numerous exhibits produced throughout the year by talented youth and adults.  And, don’t forget the fabulous fair food.

    For more info, call (740) 622-2385 or visit http://www.coshoctoncountyfair.org
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  • October 1, 2013
    Concert:  David Wax Museum
    Stuart's Opera House; 52 Public Square; Nelsonville (Athens county)
    Hours:  8p Tuesday.  Don't miss the chance to see these two great bands in an intimate backstage show.  David Wax Museum’s eclectic sound has deep roots in Mexican and American soil.  On several trips south of the border, including a yearlong Harvard fellowship, David Wax immersed himself in the country’s rich traditional music culture, son mexicano, learning from the living masters.   Suz Slezak was home schooled by her father on a small farm in rural Virginia and reared on music – old time, Irish, classical and folk.  The two met in 2007 and began blending their unique musical perspectives to form the band.
    For more info, call (740) 753-1294 or visit http://www.stuartsoperahouse.org
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  • October 2, 2013
    Star Family Circus
    Pickaway County Fairgrounds; 415 Lancaster Pike (US Rte 22 East); Circleville (Pickaway county)
    Hours:  4:30pm and 7:30pm.  Admission:  General, Reserve or Box seats available.
    For more info, call (740) 474-2085 or visit http://www.pickawaycountyfair.info
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  • October 3, 2013
    Brunch with Margaret
    Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park; 137 Juliana St; Parkersburg, West Virginia
    Reservations are required; there is a cost for this event.  Board the Island Belle sternwheeler at Citivan Park in Belpre, Ohio, for a trip on the Ohio River to Blennerhassett Island.  Margaret Blennerhassett (portrayed by local actress Debra Conner) has a full morning of activities planned for her guests – you!  She will take you on a tour through her island home, then to a light brunch and a program at the picnic pavilion.  Margaret provides a glimpse into the 18th-century frontier life she and Harman experienced while living on the island.  Ticket includes admission to the Blennerhassett Museum, the mansion tour, a wagon ride, a visit to Maple Shade, and the return trip on the sternwheeler to Citivan Park.  This is a great family outing and is a rain-or-shine event.
    For more info, call (304) 420-4800 or visit http://www.blennerhassettislandstatepark.com
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  • October 3-6, 2013
    Beaver Oktoberfest
    State Rte 335; Beaver (Pike county)
    Hours:  .  Saw Dogs, Bear Hollow Wood Carvers, pie and cake contest and auction, wood carving, tractor show, cloggers, baby contest, car show, awesome music, rides, games, food, vendors, fun for the whole family.  "America's Favorite Rockin' Country Band", Little Texas in concert at 8pm Saturday.
    For more info, call (740) 708-0385 or visit http://www.beaveroktoberfest.com
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  • October 4, 2013
    First Friday Gallery Art Walk
    Downtown Zanesville (Muskingum county)
    Hours:  5-9pm the first Friday of each month.  Meet local artists, visit studios, galleries, antique shops, restaurants, more, all in Zanesville's artists' district.  Artist Colony of Zanesville is "artcoz".  The 2013 dates are November 1, December 6
    For more info, call (740) 455-8282 or visit http://artcoz.org
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  • October 4, 2013
    Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice -and- Idletymes Bluegrass Band
    Stuart's Opera House; 52 Public Square; Nelsonville (Athens county)
    Hours:  8pm.  From the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia comes Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice.  Nominated numerous times for Male Vocalist of the Year by the IBMA (International Bluegrass Music Association) and SPBGMA (Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music in America), Junior Sisk is at the top of his game and has surrounded himself with a top notch band of musicians.  Idletymes Bluegrass Band offers a unique blend of hard driving, straight forward bluegrass music with tight, high harmonies as well as an impressive portfolio of original songs.  This is a can't miss event for lovers of the Bluegrass genre.
    For more info, call (740) 753-1294 or visit http://www.stuartsoperahouse.org
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  • October 4, 2013
    Rodney Atkins
    Midland Theatre; 36 North Park Place; Newark (Licking county)
    Hours:  8pm.  One of seven Special Performances shows at Midland.  Atkins has an impressive track record with hitting on sentiments that strike a chord with his listeners.  He has five #1 hits from his first three albums, including "Farmer's Daughter", the most recent smash.
    For more info, call (740) 345-5483 or visit http://www.midlandtheatre.org
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  • October 4, 2013
    Brown Baggin' Thru History
    Campus Martius Museum; 601 Second St; Marietta (Washington county)
    Hours:  12-1pm.  Turn your boring brown bag lunch into an enjoyable repast at Campus Martius Museum.  A FREE and exciting program.  Listen to Joseph ‘Woody’ Rutter, of the Sons & Daughters of Pioneer River, as he narrates a video highlighting the W. P.. Snyder, Jr.  The video will explain its last voyage to its current resting spot in Marietta.
    For more info, call (740) 373-3750 or visit http://www.campusmartiusmuseum.org
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  • October 4-5, 2013
    Fall Festival
    Downtown; Cambridge (Guernsey county)
    For more info, call (740) 439-2238 or visit http://www.downtowncambridge.com
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  • October 4-6, 2013
    Paul Bunyan Show
    335 Old National Rd; Lore City (Guernsey county)
    Hours: 
    For more info, call (614) 497-9580 or visit http://www.ohioforest.org
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  • October 4-6, 2013
    Appalachian Color in the Hills Festival
    Glouster Community Park; 53 Madison St; Glouster (Athens county)
    Admission:  $20 includes all three days.  Friday, see in concert the fantastic Kentucky Headhunters!  There will also be Appalachian Bluegrass featuring hometown girl Megan Murphy and the Glenville State Bluegrass Band, Hart Brothers Bluegrass Band, and Sheri Dean.  There will be a juried arts and crafts show and vendors, good food, helicopter rides, fun for the entire family.  The festival is held annually in October during the peak color change in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountain in southeast Ohio.  Come to the hills, relax and have fun.
    For more info, call (740) 517-1545 or visit http://www.appalachiancolorinthehillsfestival.com
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  • October 5, 2013
    12th Annual Hickory Ridge Festival
    Hickerson’s Never Never Fruit Farm; 565 S Elliot Rd; Stockport (Morgan county)
    Hours:  9am ‘til dark.  First stop – Hickerson’s Never Never Fruit Farm, then Carla’s Antique Cupboard, on to Artisan Barn, Main Event Photography, Travel Photography by Virginia, C Square Crafts & Stuff, American Elm Workshop, Shew’s Orchard, Randy’s Fine Furniture, then to HillTop Farm.  Area lodging:  Wolf Creek Lodge, Randy’s Bunkhouse, King’s Cottages.
    For more info, call (740) 962-2939 or visit http://www.visitmorgancountyohio.com
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  • October 5, 2013
    2nd Annual Bluegrass Ka-Bash 2013
    Flint Ridge State Memorial Park; 15300 Flint Ridge Rd; Glenford (Perry county)
    Hours:  11am-7pm festivities, 10am gates open.  Rain or shine, bring your own chair, door prizes, great music from local Bluegrass bands - Cedar Hill Bluegrass Boys, Chestnut Ridge, Black Powder Express, Kevin Prater Band, Slate Ridge Band .
    For more info, call (740) 763-4127 or 877-4098 or 641-7884 or visit http://www.flintridgeohio.org
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  • October 5, 2013
    Oktoberfest in Somerset
    Pigfoot Public Square; Somerset (Perry county)
    Hours:  11am-7pm.  More than 40 vendors, German food and beverages, music, more!
    For more info, call (740) 743-2457 or 319-2134 or visit http://www.hcapc.org
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  • October 5, 2013
    Fur Peace Station 2013 Concert Series: Patty Larkin & Chris Smither
    Fur Peace Ranch Guitar Camp; 39495 St Clair Rd; Pomeroy (Meigs county)
    These events are quickly sold out so be sure to call before making a trip to this venue.
    For more info, call (740) 992-6228 or visit http://www.furpeaceranch.com
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  • October 5, 2013

    Fall Harvest Dance

    Coshocton Lake Park Recreational Complex; 23253 State Rte 83; Coshocton (Coshocton county)

    Hours:  8-11pm.  A festive evening at the historic Lake Park Dance Pavilion, a beautifully restored 1930s big band dance hall.  Music will be provided by the Lake Park Big Band. Dance to the sounds of Sammy Kaye, Glenn Miller and others from that era.
    For more info, call (740) 622-7528 or visit http://visitcoshocton.com/events.html
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  • October 5, 2013
    First Saturday Tour of Dawes
    Dawes Arboretum; 7770 Jacksontown Rd SE; Newark (Licking county)
    Hours:  10am, Visitors Center Deck.  A garden/wagon tour of a different plant collection the first Saturday of each month May through October (2013 First Saturday Tour of Dawes dates 5/4, 6/1, 7/6, 8/3, 9/7, 10/5).  See also May 2 & 4 "Whose Next is This?" bird nest identification workshop and bird walk.
    For more info, call (740) 443-2937 or (800) 443-2937 or visit http://www.dawesarb.org
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  • October 5, 2013
    Lancaster Handmade Market
    E Main & Broad Streets;  Historic Downtown; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
    Hours:  9am-1pm.  Shop for items made in Ohio by local craftspeople.  2013 Lancaster Handmade Market dates are 5/4, 6/1, 7/6, 8/3, 9/7, 10/5.
    For more info, call (740) 438-8897 or visit http://www.lancasterhandmademarket.com
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  • October 5, 2013
    Art in the Village
    Riverbend Arts Council; 290 N Second Av; Middleport (Meigs county)
    Hours:  10am-4pm.  Showcasing local art and photography.
    For more info, call (740) 992-2675 or visit N/A
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  • October 5, 2013
    Glorious Gershwin
    Ariel-Ann Carson Dater Performing Arts Centre; 426 Second Av; Gallipolis (Gallia county)
    Hours:  8-10pm.  At age 9, Richard Glazier was smitten with the music of Gershwin after seeing the film, "Girl Crazy".  He wrote a letter to Ira Gershwin and continued to correspond with him many years.  Fueled by that relationship, he dedicated himself to the Gershwin repertoire and became its leading authority.  He has the distinction of being selected as a Steinway Artist.  The Ariel is a fully-restored 1895 Opera House and community meeting place.  The Centre is a beautiful venue for special events; it boasts a 462-seat auditorium, a serving kitchen and a large banquet room seating over 100 people, two parlors, a ballroom with hardwood floors and the new Ariel Chamber Theatre and Boardroom.  It also hosts music, ballroom dance and fitness classes.
    For more info, call (740) 446-ARTS (2787) or visit http://arieltheatre.org
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  • October 5, 2013
    Granville Antiques Fair
    Robbins Hunter Museum; 221 E Broadway; Granville (Licking county)
    Hours:  9am-4pm.  Once a year, on the Saturday of Denison University's Big Red Weekend, antique vendors fill the lawn of Robbins Hunter Museum with displays of antiques for sale.
    For more info, call (740) 587-0430 or visit http://www.robbinshunter.org
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  • October 5, 2013
    Devine Farms Customer Appreciation Day
    Devine Farms; 672 National Rd; Hebron (Licking county)
    Hours:  11am-1pm.  Just saying thank you for supporting Devine Farms.  Get a free hot dog.  Wagon rides, corn maze, barrel train rides, more.
    For more info, call (740) 928-8320 or visit http://devinefarms.com
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  • October 5, 2013
    Taste of Pickerington Fall Fest
    Olde Pickerington Village; W Columbus St; Pickerington (Fairfield county)
    Hours:  11-3pm.  There will be activities and vendors along the street; sample-sized foods offered by area restaurants; Olde Village shops, restaurants and the Historical Society Museum will be open..
    For more info, call (614) 837-1958 or visit N/A
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  • October 5, 2013
    French City Chili Fest
    Downtown Gallipolis; Gallipolis (Gallia county)
    Hours:  11am-5pm.  FREE event.  Chili cooks from all over the region will arrive early to start preparing their secret recipes, all hoping of taking home the title of Best Chili!  There are two categories, Individual and Business, with prizes for the top three in each category.  Visitors also have a say as to who they think has the best chili, with the People’s Choice Award.  Next to the beverage tent, one is sure to find a group of people glued to two 46” LCD televisions, cheering on favorite football teams.  There will be inflatables for the kids and a hot dog eating contest.
    For more info, call (740) 446-6882 or visit http://www.visitgallia.com
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  • October 5, 2013
    Trout Derby
    Shawnee State Park; 4404 State Rte 125; Portsmouth (Scioto county)
    Fishing for kids 12 and under and seniors 55 and over.
    For more info, call (740) N/A or visit N/A
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  • October 5, 2013
    Glorious Gershwin

    Ariel-Ann Carson Dater Performing Arts Centre; 426 Second Av; Gallipolis (Gallia county)
    Hours:  8pm.
    For more info, call (740) 446-ARTS (2787) or visit http://arieltheatre.org

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  • October 5, 2013
    Dinner Cruise on the Lorena Sternwheeler
    Zane's Landing Park; West end of Market St; Zanesville (Muskingum county)
    Hours:  5-7pm.  The season's last dinner cruise.  Lorena can carry 70 passengers and is 104' long and 17' wide.  This Muskingum County treasure travels up the historic Muskingum River Water Trail.  She will give you relaxed and pleasant ride, passing scenic woodlands.  Many public rides, without dinner, are scheduled at 2pm on October 5, 6, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27.  It is also available for charters, parties, reunions, other gatherings.
    For more info, call (740) 455-8282 or visit http://www.visitzanesville.com
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    • Zane's Landing Park is also the starting point of Zanesville Recreational Trail.  Concerts and special events are scheduled at the park throughout the year; for more info, call (740) 455-0637.
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  • October 5-6, 2013
    Blue Rock & Dillon State Parks Fall Camp-Out
    Blue Rock State Park & Dillon State Park (Muskingum county)
    Get the family together and head to either Blue Rock State Park or Dillon State Park for the annual fall camp-out.  Event includes a hog roast, cast iron cook off, antique tractor and pedal tractor pulls, more.
    For more info, call (740) 453-4377 or visit N/A
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  • October 5-6, 2013
    Pickaway County Flea Market
    Pickaway County Fairgrounds; 415 Lancaster Pike (US Rte 22 East); Circleville (Pickaway county)
    Hours:  9am-4pm Saturday & Sunday.  Every month throughout the year, booths are set up outside and inside the coliseum at the fairground.  Come as a vendor to sell your goods or come to browse and buy.
    For more info, call (740) 474-2085 or visit http://www.pickawaycountyfair.info

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  • October 6, 2013
    Belmont County Rubberneck Tour
    Self-driving tour highlighting cattle ranches, horse farms and farm lands.  Cattlemen often offer steak sandwiches for sale. 
    For more info, call (740) 695-4359 or visit http://www.belmontcountytourism.org
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  • October 6-12, 2013
    163rd Fairfield County Fair
    Fairfield County Fairgrounds; 157 E Fair Av; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
    The last and best of the season, a family-oriented event with fun for all ages.  Featuring country entertainer Casey James & The Henningsens.  Grandstand schedule includes horse pull, mule races, The Voices of Ohio, harness races, truck and tractor pull, high school band show, combine demolition derby, auto demolition derby.  Advance tickets go on sale Tuesday, June 4 at 9am at the fair office or by phone.
    For more info, call (740) 653-3041 or visit http://www.fairfieldcountyfair.com
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  • October 8, 2013
    B.B. King
    Midland Theatre; 36 North Park Place; Newark (Licking county)
    Hours:  7:30pm.  One of seven Special Performances shows at Midland.  Since he started recording in the last 1940s, Riley B. "B.B." King, has released over 60 albums, many now considered Blues classics.  He is the one and only King of the Blues.
    For more info, call (740) 345-5483 or visit http://www.midlandtheatre.org
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  • October 9, 2013
    Read All About It!  A Book Club for Adults
    Perry County District Library; Somerset Branch; 103 Public Square; Somerset (Perry county)
    Hours:  1-2:30pm.  "Farewell My Lovely" by Raymond Chandler.  This book will also be discussed Tuesday, October 15 at the Perry County Senior Center in New Lexington.
    For more info, call (740) 342-4194 or 743-1161 or visit http://www.pcdl.org
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  • October 10-11, 2013

    Jeff Conley

    Midland Theatre; 36 North Park Place; Newark (Licking county)
    Hours:  8pm.  After two 1960s Gibson guitars were stolen from his car, Conley was left with no choice.  He had to make his own guitars from old parts lying around his home.  Since then, his passion has been building and playing only homemade guitars and drums.  This is just one of five shows in the Stage Door Cabaret Series sponsored by Huntington Bank:  10/10-11 Jeff Conley, 11/14-15 John Latini & Jamie-Sue Seals' "Bottle Rocket Cabaret", and in 2014 on 2/13-14 Jason Farnham, 320-21 David Francey, 4/1-11 Brandy Clark.  Purchase a Stage Door Cabaret Package for all five shows at a discount.
    For more info, call (740) 345-5483 or visit http://www.midlandtheatre.org
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  • October 11, 2013
    Chef in the Vineyard Dinner
    Terra Cotta Vineyards; 2285 Rix Mills Rd; New Concord (Coshocton county)
    Hours:  7:00 p.m. dinner begins, wine tasting is earlier.  $ 35 plus tax per person by reservation secured with a credit card at time of scheduling.  This is a true destination experience!  Bill Bird, Executive Chef for Zandex, will prepare a fabulous, two-entree dinner and provide great cooking tips.  Each dinner concludes with a flaming dessert presentation; everyone in the tasting room can observe and enjoy.  Chef in the Vineyard Dinners 2013 dates are 1/18, 2/15, 3/15, 4/19, 5/17, 6/21, 7/12, 8/17, 9/20, 10/11, 11/15, 12/13.
    For more info, call (740) 872-3791 or visit http://www.terracottavineyards.com
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  • October 11-12, 2013
    Blennerhassett Mansion by Candlelight
    Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park; 137 Juliana St; Parkersburg, West Virginia
    Board the Island Belle sternwheeler at Citivan Park in Belpre, Ohio, for a trip on the Ohio River to Blennerhassett Island.  Only two night this year, so don't miss this event!  The park will be lighted by hundreds of candles from the arrival point to the mansion and to other activity areas.  Go back to the year 1805 when the Blennerhassetts are hosting a party.
    For more info, call (304) 420-4800 or visit http://www.blennerhassettislandstatepark.com
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  • October 11-12, 2013
    49th Annual Bristol Village Fair
    Glenn Center Building; 625 Fifth St; Waverly (Pike county)
    Hours:  9am-5pm Friday, 9am-9pm Saturday.  Admission, FREE.  Unique creations by the residents of this world-class retirement center, handmade jewelry and toys, paintings, quilts and stained glass.  The residents, who are widely traveled, bring influences of different cultures which are reflected in their work.  Food and musical entertainment.
    For more info, call (740) 947-2118 or 947-3010 or visit N/A
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  • October 11-12, 2013
    Cambridge Medieval Market Faire
    Cambridge City Park; Lakeside Dr; Cambridge (Guernsey county)
    For more info, call (740) 705-1356
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  • October 11-13, 2013
    French 500 Flea Market
    Gallia County Junior Fairgrounds; 189 Jackson Pike; Gallipolis (Gallia county)
    Hours:  8am-5pm.  2013 dates are April 12-14, May 10-12, June 14-16, July 12-14, September 13-15, October 11-13, November 1-3, December 6-8 (no August date because of the county fair).  An indoor/outdoor flea market - antiques, crafts, collectibles, more.
    For more info, call (740) 446-4120 or visit http://www.galliacountyfair.org
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  • October 11-13, 2013
    Harvest Moon Rendezvous
    Infirmary Mound Park; 4351 Lancaster Rd; Granville (Licking county)
    Hours:  12-4pm Friday, 9am-4pm Saturday, 9am-12pm Sunday.  Admission:  FREE.  This is a pre-1840 event open to period shooters, sutlers, buckskinners, re-enactors and craftsmen.  Witness a living history reenactment of early American life, as it was on the Ohio Frontier prior to 1840 from the Fur Trade era to the Canal era.
    For more info, call (740) 281-0430 or visi
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  • October 11-13, 2013
    43rd Annual Bob Evans Farm Festival
    Bob Evans Farm; 791 Farmview Dr; Rio Grande (Athens county)
    Hours:  9am-5pm daily.  A celebration of the harvest season with entertainment, traditional arts & crafts, farm contests, food, children's activities and demonstrations.  A weekend of fun for friends and family of all ages.  See also the October 13 event, Rockets Over Rio.
    For more info, call (800) 994-3276 or (740) 245-5305 or visit http://www.bobevans.com
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  • October 12, 2013
    6th Annual Rockets Over Rio
    University of Rio Grande; Bob Evans Hall Parking Lot; Rio Grande (Athens county)
    Hours:  9:30-10:30 p.m.  Fireworks display is to be the largest yet.  Held during the 42nd Annual Bob Evans Farm Festival, see above. 
    For more info, call (740) 245-5822 or visit Rockets Over Rio on Facebook
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  • October 12, 2013
    Concert:  Jonathan Edwards, McGuffey Lane, Grassinine
    Stuart's Opera House; 52 Public Square; Nelsonville (Athens county)
    Hours:  6p Saturday.  Connect Ohio presents this community fundraiser; all proceeds benefit the Connect Appalachia Broadband Initiative (CABI) Fund which will provide computers for low-income Appalachian households.  The performers teaming up to host this event all have Ohio ties and are committed to helping Appalachian Ohioans.
    For more info, call (740) 753-1294 or visit http://www.stuartsoperahouse.org
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  • October 12, 2013
    Hocking Hills "Grandma Gatewood's Fall Colors Hike"
    Hocking Hills State Park; 19852 State Rte 664 S; Logan (Hocking county)
    Hours:  1pm.  Bring along a cool drink and celebrate the season's colors.  Meet with naturalist at the Old Man's Cave Visitor Center for a strenuous hike that spans roughly six miles of the Grandma Gatewood Trail.  We will be traversing the section that runs from Old Man's Cave to Cedar Falls and back while enjoying scenic beauty.  This hike is not recommended for the easily-winded individual; it includes several hills and steps.
    For more info, call (740) 385-6841 or visit http://www.friendsofhockinghills.org
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  • October 12, 2013

    Warsaw Parktoberfest

    River View Community Park; Warsaw (Coshocton county)
    Events and family fun, a chili cook-off.
    For more info, call (740) 824-3515 or visit http://www.warsawohio.us
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  • October 12, 2013
    Fall Festival
    National Road / Zane Grey Museum; 8850 East Pike; Norwich  (Muskingum county)
    All-day, fun Fall activities.
    For more info, call (740) 872-3143 or visit N/A
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  • October 12, 2013
    Way Back Weekend :: Fall Harvest Festival
    Heritage Farm Museum & Village; 3300 Harvey Rd; Huntington, West Virginia
    Enjoy the bounty from local farms and the Cabell Wayne Beekeepers Association.
    For more info, call (304) 522-1244 or visit http://heritagefarmmuseum.com
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  • October 12-13, 2013
    Swap Days
    Scioto County Fairgrounds; 1193-1200 Fairground Rd; Lucasville (Scioto county)
    Hours:  7am-7pm Saturday-Sunday.  Parking $ 5.00.  One of the area's largest outdoor flea markets where you can find collectibles, antiques, tools, housewares, flowers and so much more.  This event is held the second weekend of April, the first weekend of June and the second weekend of October.
    For more info, call (740) 259-8277 or visit http://www.sciotocountyfair.com
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  • October 12-13, 2013
    Switzerland of Ohio Black Walnut Festival
    Monroe County Fairgrounds; State Rte 26 N; Woodsfield (Monroe county)
    Hours:  8am-8pm Saturday, 8am-5pm Sunday.  This festival features antique tractors and equipment displays, antique tractor and kiddy tractor pulls, open kettle apple butter making demonstration, antique auction, antique and classic car show, truck and tractor pull Saturday night and a Demolition Derby on Sunday afternoon.  As always, there will be a variety of food plus three areas of crafts, musical entertainment.
    For more info, call (740) 926-1466 or visit N/A
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  • October 14, 2013
    Look Good, Feel Better
    Cancer Resource Center; 616 Forest Rose Av; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
    Hours:  11am-1pm Monday.  FREE event; registration is required.  This program is designed for any woman undergoing cancer treatment.  It will be a day of bonding and friendship while learning skin care and make-up tips.
    For more info, call (888) 227-6446 American Cancer Society or visit http://www.fmchealth.org
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  • October 16, 2013
    Grandparenting Class
    Fairfield Medical Center; 401 N Ewing St; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
    Hours:  6-7:30pm Wednesday in the 2nd floor conference room.  Cost:  FREE, registration required.  Learn about grandparenting roles, safety proofing your house and basic baby care.  A tour of the Maternity Unit is included.  Other 2013 class dates are 09/18, 10/16, 11/13, 12/11 and 01/15/2014.
    For more info, call (740) 687-8218 or visit http://www.fmchealth.org
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  • October 16-19, 2013
    Circleville Pumpkin Show   * One of SE Ohio's Most Popular Events!
    159 E Franklin St; Circleville (Pickaway county)
    Hours:  5-9pm Tue, 9am-11pm Wed, 10am-11pm Thu-Sat.  Billed as "The Greatest FREE Show on Earth".  The record pumpkin weighed in at 1,635.5 pounds!  Will this year's entries best that weight?  Demonstrations include giant pumpkin sculpting, pet training demonstrations by Circleville Pet Services, entries by Slate Run Living Historical Farm, dancing by the Teays River Cloggers & The Fun Bunch, Graham Irish Dancing, Circleville H.S. Jazz Band, and the Columbus Zoo show.  Other craft demonstrations during the show are blowing glass pumpkins, gourd weaving, stained glass design, making corn husk dolls and pine needle baskets.  And the food… pumpkin bars, pumpkin fudge, pumpkin bread, pumpkin ice cream, cookies, pies, burgers, tarts, jam, donuts, cake, pancakes – all pumpkin – yummy!  Daily parades.
    For more info, call (740) 474-7000 or 474-8973 or visit http://www.pumpkinshow.com
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  • October 17, 2013
    Homespun Auction 2013
    Trinity United Presbyterian Church; 830 Military Rd; Zanesville (Muskingum county)
    Hours:  12-4pm public preview, auction begins at 5pm.  Presented by the Pieceable Quilters Guild.  Celebrating the art of quilting and needlework.  Social hour, registration and a Chinese auction complete with quilting, sewing and needlework supplies, books, and projects.  Live auction bidding with auctioneer Jim Brown begins at 6pm including totes & purses, gift giving items, wall-hangings, baby items, decorative pieces and, of course, quilts!
    For more info, call (740) 221-1227 or 452-2376 or visit http://pieceablequilters.weebly.com

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  • October 17, 2013
    Concert:  Sandy Hackett's The Rat Pack

    Midland Theatre; 36 North Park Place; Newark (Licking county)
    Hours:  8pm.  Hailed as the next best thing to seeing 'The Rat Pack' themselves.  This is one of three concerts in the Midland Memories Series:  10/17 Sandy Hackett's The Rat Pack, and in 2014 on 4/24 Katie Deal's "Today, Tomorrow & Forever: A Tribute to Patsy Cline", 5/14 Preservation Hall Jazz Band.  Purchase a Midland Memories Package for all three shows at a discount.

    For more info, call (740) 345-5483 or visit http://www.midlandtheatre.org
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  • October 18, 2013
    Paul Reiser
    Midland Theatre; 36 North Park Place; Newark (Licking county)
    Hours:  8pm.  Reiser is a seasoned actor, writer and stand-up comedian.  Besides awards such as the Emmy, Golden Globe, American Comedy Award, he has written the books Couplehood and Babyhood, both made the New York Times bestseller list.  This is just one of three shows in the Comedy Series sponsored by The Grill's Chop House: 10/18 Paul Reiser, 11/10 The Southern Fried Chicks starring Etta May, and in 2014 on 3/14 Tammy  Pescatelli with Vince Morris.  Purchase a Comedy Series Package for all three shows at a discount.
    For more info, call (740) 345-5483 or visit http://www.midlandtheatre.org
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  • October 18, 2013
    Stuart's Fall Wine Express
    Hocking Valley Scenic Railway; 33 West Canal St; Nelsonville (Athens county)
    Hours:  7pm Saturday.  Take a ride on the Hocking Valley Scenic Railway.  The trip includes wine, cheese and more.  The event is a fundraiser for the opera house.
    For more info, call (740) 753-1294 or visit http://www.stuartsoperahouse.org
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  • October 18, 2013
    Fall Colors Full Moon Hike
    Dawes Arboretum; 7770 Jacksontown Rd SE; Newark (Licking county)
    Hours:  7pm.  Hike through woodlands, grasslands and wetlands on the night of the full moon.  Be surrounded with rich, autumn colors lit only by moonlight.  The last calls of katydids and crickets may be heard or one may sight waterfowl migrating 'across the moos'.
    For more info, call (740) 443-2937 or (800) 443-2937 or visit http://www.dawesarb.org
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  • October 18-20, 2013
    Fall Festival of Leaves
    Downtown Bainbridge (Ross county)
    An October celebration of the beauty of the season and region.  Receive a welcome to “Leaf Country, USA” with festivities including arts, crafts, entertainment, flea markets, midways, parades, pedal tractor pull, antique and classic car shows, the fourth annual 5k run/walk, log sawing contest.  Parade 2:30pm Sunday on US Route 50 between Hillsboro and Chillicothe.  Be sure to take the opportunity to drive one or more of the four self-guided scenic tours (maps are available at the web site below).
    For more info, call (740) 703-8833 or visit http://www.fallfestivalofleaves.com
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  • October 18-20, 2013

    44th Apple Butter Stirrin’ Festival

    Historic Roscoe Village; 600 N Whitewoman St; Coshocton (Coshocton county)

    Hours:  10am-6pm Friday-Saturday, 10am-5pm Sunday.  Admission:  $ 5.00, includes the leisure tour.  Sponsored by Roscoe Village Foundation.  Host to over 100 talented artisans and crafters, this invitational festival celebrates the sights, sounds and scents of autumn.  Smell fresh apple butter simmering over an open fire as you stroll through the village to a variety of music including bluegrass, country, gospel and tunes from days gone-by.  Don't miss various educational and entertaining outdoor demonstrations throughout the weekend.
    For more info, call (740) 622-7644 or visit
    http://www.roscoevillage.com
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  • October 18-20
    32nd Annual Foothills Art Festival
    Canter's Cave 4-H Camp; 1362 Caves Rd; Jackson (Jackson county)
    Hours:  10a-7p Friday and Saturday, 12-5p Sunday. 
    For more info, call (740) 286-6355 or visit http://www.markayjackson.org
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  • October 19, 2013
    Ohio Valley Opry
    Twin City Opera House; 15 W Main St; McConnelsville (Morgan county)
    Hours:  7pm, doors open at 6pm.  If you enjoy country and bluegrass, come to the Opry!  Emcee, Matt Coleman.  Before or after the shows, be sure to visit the Bluebell Diner just across the street from the opera house.  The 2013 schedule: the third Saturday of each month January-November (1/19, 2/16, 3/16, 4/20, 5/18, 6/15, 7/20, 8/17, 9/21, 10/19, 11/16), and the first Saturday in December (12/7). 
    For more info, call (740) 962-4909 or visit http://www.ohiovalleyopry.com 
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  • October 19, 2013
    The Jimi Vincent Band, second artist TBA & The Mudfork Blues Band
    Charlie's Place in the Foothills; 32700 Cotterill Rd; Pomeroy (Meigs county)
    Hours:  5pm doors open, 6pm music starts with The Mudfork Blues Band followed by the featured guests.  Charlie's Red Star Blues Barn Concert Series tickets are $10 each or $25 for all three shows!  The series dates are May 4 (Biscuit Miller & Patrick McLaughlin); September 7 (Larry Ganer & Magic Mama Band), and; October 19 (The Jimi Vincent Band and a second artist to be announced).  Food service is provided by Butch's Champion BBQ, the winner of the title "Ohio's Best Ribs".  Personal beverages are permitted.  Local artisans from ALPACA will be at each event.
    For more info, call (740) 742-2341 or visit http://www.foothillsmusic.org
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  • October 19, 2013
    Fur Peace Station 2013 Concert Series:  Rory Block
    Fur Peace Ranch Guitar Camp; 39495 St Clair Rd; Pomeroy (Meigs county)
    These events are quickly sold out so be sure to call before making a trip to this venue.
    For more info, call (740) 992-6228 or visit http://www.furpeaceranch.com
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  • October 19, 2013
    "Fall Color Tour" Photography Weekend Workshop
    Old Bear's Den Center; 16961 Harble-Griffith Rd; Logan (Hocking county)
    Hours:  9am-5pm.  Cost:  $ 129, eight hour workshop for all levels of photographers using 35mm or digital formats.  Join Eric Hoffman, Hocking Hills photographer, for an adventure in nature photography.  See the web site for details such as what to bring for each workshop.  Catered lunch included.  Other workshop dates with different themes are scheduled 2/16, 3/16, 4/6, 10/19 and 11/16.
    For more info, call (740) 380-2039 or visit http://www.theoldbear.com
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  • October 19, 2013
    34th Annual Fall Hike
    Lake Hope State Park; 27331 State Rte 278; McArthur (Vinton county)
    Hours:  10am.  Guided three-mile hikes begin at the shelter house after enjoying sassafras tea and ending at Hope Furnace with bean soup and cornbread.  Shuttle returns hikers to parking area.
    For more info, call (740) 596-5253 or visit http://travelohio.com
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  • October 19-20, 2013

    Fall Foliage & Farm Tour

    Visitors always enjoy this “Drive-it-Yourself” tour highlighting the Fall colors and local agri-business, focusing on southeastern Coshocton county.
    For more info, call (740) 622-2265 or visit
    http://coshocton.osu.edu/events
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  • October 20, 2013
    19th Annual Little Cities of Black Diamonds Day
    Southern Local Schools Campus; 10390 State Rte 155; Hemlock (Perry county)
    Hours:  12-4pm.  A celebration of the history and culture of the Little Cities of Black Diamonds region, the mining towns of Perry, Hocking, Athens and Morgan counties.  Festivities take place in the architecturally-significant historic district of Shawnee.  This boom-to-bust southern Perry county coal mining village is rich in mining, brick making and labor union history.  Music, living history, quilt show, vendors, historic exhibitors and presenters and food.  Guided walking tour of Shawnee.
    For more info, call (740) 743-2457 or 394-3011 or visit http://www.hcapc.org
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  • October 20, 2013
    LCCA:  Italian Saxophone Quartet
    Fairfield Union High School; 6675 Cincinnati-Zanesville Rd NE; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
    LCCA (Lancaster Community Concert Association) will celebrate its 77th season in 2013-2014.  Cost:  $50 subscription includes the four concerts at this venue plus 20 reciprocal concerts!  The 2013-2014 concert dates are October 20 Italian Saxophone Quartet, November 17 British Invasion, March 2 Erik Augis Trio, April 27 New York Brass Arts Trio.  Check the site below for the reciprocity concert lists.
    For more info, call (740) 00000 or visit http://www.lancastercca.com
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  • October 20, 2013
    38th Annual Thornville Country Fair
    Village of Thornville; Town Center; Thornville (Perry county)
    Hours:  9am-5pm.  Admission:  FREE.
     This open-air event is held at the corner of State Routes 204 and 188.  Welcoming more guests than the village can hold!  Fair features 150 craft exhibits, food, fun.  All fees and proceeds from the event go to charity.
    For more info, call (740) 246-6194 or visit http://thornville.us/
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  • October 25, 2013
    Final Fridays on the Square
    Historic Square Arts District; Nelsonville (Athens county)
    Hours:  6-10pm.  Cost:  FREE.  A monthly community arts event held every month except December; 2013 dates are 1/25, 2/22, 3/29, 4/26, 5/31, 6/28, 7/26, 8/30, 9/27, 10/25, 11/29.  Galleries and retail shops stay open late.  Visitors to the square can watch artists at work in their studios, as well as new exhibits, art chats, artists’ demonstrations, plays and musical shows. 
    For more info, call (740) 753-3391 or 753-1011 or visit http://www.nelsonvillearts.com
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  • October 25, 2013
    Family Friday Night at COSI
    COSI (Center of Science & Industry); 333 W Broad St; Columbus (Franklin county)
    Hours:  5-9pm.  Admission:  $ 9.95 after 5pm.  Extended hours so families can visit, learn and play late!  Reduced admission - a savings of over $ 13 - includes all of the permanent exhibitions plus a movie on the seven-story Extreme Screen Theater.  Movies at the Extreme Screen Theater show at 5pm, 6pm, 7pm and 8pm.  Watch and participate in learning about science in a fun way through hands on activities and demonstrations.  Family Friday Nights are held the last Friday of each month; 2013 dates are 1/25, 2/22, 3/29, 4/26, 5/31, 6/28, 7/26, 8/30, 9/27, 10/25, 11/29 and 12/27.
    For more info, call (614) 228-2674 or visit http://www.cosi.org
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  • October 25, 2013
    Cirque Mechanics:  Birdhouse Factory
    Stuart's Opera House; 52 Public Square; Nelsonville (Athens county)
    Hours:  8p Friday.  Inspired by modern circus, Cirque Mechanics finds its roots in the mechanical and its heart in the stories of American ingenuity.  The stories are wrapped in circus acrobatics, mechanical wonders and a bit of clowning around.
    For more info, call (740) 753-1294 or visit http://www.stuartsoperahouse.org
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  • October 25, 2013
    Infant/Child CPR Class
    Fairfield Medical Center; 401 N Ewing St; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
    Hours:  6-9pm.  Cost is $25, registration is required.  Learn what to do in an emergency and how to clear an obstructed airway.  All participants will need to pass a written exam to receive a certification card.  2013 class dates are 10/25, 12/17 and 01/09/2014.
    For more info, call (740) 687-8218 or visit http://www.fmchealth.org
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  • October 25-26, 2013

    Third Annual Pumpkin Walk

    Clary Gardens; 588 W Chestnut St (State Rte 541 W); Coshocton (Coshocton county)
    Hours:  7:30-9pm.  Individuals, families, businesses and schools are invited to participate in this fun fall festival.  Light refreshments will be available.  All proceeds from this event go toward the continuing development of the Children’s Garden.
    For more info, call (740) 622-6524 or visit
    http://www.clarygardens.org
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  • October 25-27, 2013

    ARHA Little World Beagle Hunt

    Coshocton County Fairgrounds; 707 Kenilworth Av; Coshocton (Coshocton county)
    Events begin early a.m.  Spectators are welcome.  ARHA is the American Rabbit Hound Association.
    For more info, call (740) 623-2890 or visit http://www.arha.com
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  • October 25-27, 2013
    Community Theater Performance

    Pigfoot Public Square; Somerset (Perry county)
    Details not yet available.
    For more info, call (740) 743-2457 or 319-2134 or visit http://www.hcapc.org
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  • October 26, 2013
    Eagle-Gazette Media Fall Craft Show
    Fairfield County Fairgrounds; 157 E Fair Av; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
    Hours:  9am-3pm.  A wide variety of vendors.
    For more info, call (740) 681-4513 or visit http://www.lancastereaglegazette.com
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  • October 26, 2013
    ROAR (Rural Ohio Appalachia Revisited) Day
    Lake Hope State Park; 27331 State Rte 278; McArthur (Vinton county)
    Hours:  9am-3pm.  Admission:  FREE.  Celebrate Appalachian culture through crafts, music, food and fun, hayrides, s'mores.
    For more info, call (740) 596-5253 or visit http://travelohio.com
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  • October 26, 2013
    Storytelling by Donna Wilson
    Our House Museum; 434 First Av; Gallipolis (Gallia county)
    Hours:  2-4pm.
    For more info, call (740) 446-0586 or visit http://www.visitgallia.com
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September 2013

  • August 29 - September 2, 2013
    Portsmouth River Days
    Historic Bonneyfiddle District; Portsmouth (Scioto county)
    Annual event beginning the Thursday before the Labor Day weekend.  Come to the riverfront and the adjacent historic Bonneyfiddle District.  There is free nightly entertainment on the riverfront stage, arts and crafts, midway rides.  There is late model racing Friday and Saturday nights at Portsmouth Raceway Park.  The Grand Parade begins 11am Saturday.  Fireworks Extravaganza at 10pm Sunday.  The Antique & Collector Car Show runs Monday from 9am-4pm.
    For more info, call (740) 357-5059 or visit http://www.portsmouthriverdays.org
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  • August 30 - September 1, 2013
    35th Annual Ford Expo

    National Trail Raceway; 2650 National Rd SW; Hebron (Licking county)
    For more info, call (740) 928-5706 or visit http://www.nationaltrailraceway.com or
    nmradigital.com
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  • August 31 - September 2, 2013
    Canal Winchester Labor Day Festival
    Downtown; Canal Winchester (Fairfield & Franklin counties)
    This festival began in 1920 as the Fall Festival; it has become one of central Ohio’s favorite traditions.  Held in the historic downtown Canal Winchester, this three-day festival retains the small town charm that reminds us of our heritage.  Something for everyone including FREE entertainment on two stages, some of the area’s top acts.  There will be a car show with 200 cars, also food, arts and crafts, rides, a scholarship pageant and the largest Labor Day parade in central Ohio.
    For more info, call (740) 470-0949 or visit http://www.cwlaborday.org
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  • August 31 - September 3, 2013
    Washington County Fair
    Washington County Fairgrounds; Marietta
    For more info, visit http://www.washcountyfair.org
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  • September (Date to be Announced)
    American Soya Festival
    Amanda (Pickaway county)
    Hours:  5-10pm Wednesday-Thursday, 5-11pm Friday, 12-11pm Sunday.  Held each year in September, this is the only festival to celebrate the soy bean.  Four days of food prepared with or containing soybean products.  It's a street fair with rides, games, food and FREE entertainment.  There will be contests of all kinds for kids and adults, square dancing, country/rock bands, queens contest, soybean seed spitting contest, big wheel race, pedal tractor pull.
    For more info, call N/A or visit http://www.pickaway.com/festivals.html
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  • September 1, 2013
    Reality Dreams/Toys For Share Open Horse Show
    Fairfield County Fairgrounds; 157 E Fair Av; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
    For more info, call (740) 385-3431 or visit N/A
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  • September 3-7, 2013
    161st Morgan County Fair
    Morgan County Fairgrounds; McConnelsville (Morgan county)
    For more info, visit http://www.morgancofair.org
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  • September 3-7, 2013
    Wellston Coal Festival
    Downtown; State Rte 327; Wellston (Jackson county)
    Can you dig it?  Held annually the Tuesday through Saturday after Labor Day to celebrate Wellston’s rich coal mining heritage.  There will be a karaoke contest, the Coal Miner Olympics, a Wednesday parade and a Saturday grand parade, baby and toddler contests, car and motorcycle show, pet show, line dancing and FREE entertainment nightly.  Rides, games, great food and down home hospitality. art show, senior citizens activities, pet show, quilt, needlework and craft show, percussion show, many vendors.
    For more info, call (740) 384-5141 or visit http://www.wellstoncoalfestival.com
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  • September 3-8, 2013
    Belmont County Fair
    Belmont County Fairgrounds; St Clairsville
    For more info, visit http://www.belmontcountyfair.org
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  • September 4-8, 2013
    Albany Independent Fair
    Albany (Athens county)
    For more info, visit http://www.albanyfair.org
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  • September 5, 2013
    Scott Ainslie presents:  The African South
    Granville Public Library; 217 East Broadway; Granville (Licking county)
    Hours:  7-8:30pm.  Noted Blues guitarist and historian, Scott Ainslie, presents the music of the American South and its influences.  Featuring calabash gourd banjo, diddley bow, fiddle and guitar.
    For more info, call (740) 587-0196 or visit http://granvillelibrary.org
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  • September 5-7, 2013
    Southern Ohio Storytelling Festival
    Pump House Center for the Arts; Yoctangee Park; 1 Enderlin Circle; Chillicothe (Ross county)
    Hours:  7-9pm Thursday, 9:30am-9pm Friday, 10am-10pm Saturday.  Storytellers are Kevin Coleman, Linda Goodman, Andy Offutt Irwin, Bil Lepp, Kim Weitkamp, Sheila Arnold, Bill McKell.
    For more info, call (740) 00000 or visit http://www.sostoryfest.com
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  • September 6, 2013
    First Friday Gallery Art Walk
    Downtown Zanesville (Muskingum county)
    Hours:  5-9pm the first Friday of each month.  Meet local artists, visit studios, galleries, antique shops, restaurants, more, all in Zanesville's artists' district.  Artist Colony of Zanesville is "artcoz".  The 2013 dates are October 4, November 1, December 6
    For more info, call (740) 455-8282 or visit http://artcoz.org
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  • September 6, 2013
    First Friday Celebration, “Living in the Country”
    Historic Main Street; Coshocton (Coshocton county)
    Hours:  5-9pm.  FREE events the first Friday of each month, May–September (2013 dates are 5/3, 6/7, 7/5, 8/2, 9/6).  Main Street is the backdrop for musical entertainment, children’s activities, art show and sale, food, sidewalk sales and games for quality time with family, friends and neighbors.  Many downtown shops will be open extended hours.
    For more info, call (440) 666-2652 or visit http://www.coshoctonfirstfriday.com
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  • September 6, 2013
    Point Park Concert Series
    Point Park; Parkersburg, West Virginia
    Hours:  8pm.  Cost:  Please make a donation; donations are used to offset the cost of the event and will be used for future Downtown Parkersburg projects.  Volunteers, vendors and sponsors should use the contact information below.  The 2013 schedule of events is:  June 7, July 5, August 2, September 6.
    For more info, call (304) 865-0522 or visit http://downtownpkb.com
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  • September 6-7, 2013

    Yellow Flag Community Sales

    West Lafayette & Vicinity (Coshocton county)

    Hundreds of sales located throughout the Village of West Lafayette and surrounding areas.  Maps of sales are available.  Those who want to sign-up to be included on the map should go to Brother's Hardware & Variety store, 101 W Main St in Lafayette or contact the West Lafayette Chamber of Commerce for details.
    For more info, call (740) 502-1286 or 622-4429 or visit http://search.coshoctontribune.com/localevents
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  • September 6-7, 2013
    Lithopolis Honeyfest
    W Columbus St, Lithopolis (Fairfield county)
    Hours:  1-7pm Friday, 9am-7pm Saturday.  Cost:  FREE admission, parking and shuttle.  Two days of fascinating attractions, honey bee beards, demonstrations and equipment.  Two stages for live music, more.
    For more info, call (614) 837-2031 or visit http://www.lithopolishoneyfest.com
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  • September 6-8, 2013
    Home & Garden Show
    Ohio Expo Center (Ohio State Fairgrounds); 717 E 17th Av; Columbus (Franklin county)
    Hours:  10am-8pm Friday-Saturday, 10am-6pm Sundays.  Bricker Building.  Presented by Rosati Windows, this show provides the perfect opportunity to round out your final project of the year.  More than 200 home-improvement experts and professionals, celebrity guests, special events, fun for kids, vendors.
    For more info, call N/A or visit http://www.dispatchevents.com
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  • September 6-8, 2013
    37th Annual Ohio River Sternwheeler Festival
    Ohio River Levee; Front & Greene Streets; Marietta (Washington county)
    Hours:  Come early.  Stay Late.  All events are free and the atmosphere festive and friendly.  See paddle wheelers, side wheelers and sternwheelers.  Boat races, car show, 5k run, fireworks, Phil Dirt and the Dozers, and there are many more talented entertainers scheduled.
    For more info, call (800) 288-2577 or visit http://www.ohioriversternwheelfestival.org
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    • Valley Gem Sternwheeler Dinner Cruise
      Valley Gem Sternwheeler; 601 Second St; Marietta (Washington county)
      Hours:  5pm-7pm.  Grand buffet and entertainment while cruising the Muskingum and Ohio Rivers.  Watch the famous festival’s fireworks from the river.
      For more info, call (740) 373-7862 or visit http://www.valleygemsternwheeler.com
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    • Valley Gem Sternwheeler Festival Fireworks River Cruise
      Valley Gem Sternwheeler; 601 Second St; Marietta (Washington county)
      Hours:  8pm-11pm.  Grand buffet and entertainment while cruising the Muskingum and Ohio Rivers.
      For more info, call (740) 373-7862 or visit http://www.valleygemsternwheeler.com
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  • September 7, 2013
    Larry Ganer, Magic Mama Band & The Mudfork Blues Band
    Charlie's Place in the Foothills; 32700 Cotterill Rd; Pomeroy (Meigs county)
    Hours:  5pm doors open, 6pm music starts with The Mudfork Blues Band followed by the featured guests.  Charlie's Red Star Blues Barn Concert Series tickets are $10 each or $25 for all three shows!  The series dates are May 4 (Biscuit Miller & Patrick McLaughlin); September 7 (Larry Ganer & Magic Mama Band), and; October 19 (The Jimi Vincent Band and a second artist to be announced).  Food service is provided by Butch's Champion BBQ, the winner of the title "Ohio's Best Ribs".  Personal beverages are permitted.  Local artisans from ALPACA will be at each event.
    For more info, call (740) 742-2341 or visit http://www.foothillsmusic.org
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  • September 7, 2013
    Adult, Child & Infant CPR Class
    Fairfield Medical Center; 401 N Ewing St; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
    Hours:  8:30am-12pm.  Cost is $35 and pre-registration is required.  Learn what to do in an emergency and how to clear an obstructed airway.  All participants will need to pass a written exam to receive a certification card.  (See also evening Infant/Child CPR Class dates 2/20, 3/12, 4/22, 5/6, 6/11, 7/15, 8/13, 9/10.)
    For more info, call (740) 687-8007 or visit http://www.fmchealth.org
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  • September 7, 2013
    First Saturday Tour of Dawes
    Dawes Arboretum; 7770 Jacksontown Rd SE; Newark (Licking county)
    Hours:  10am, Visitors Center Deck.  A garden/wagon tour of a different plant collection the first Saturday of each month May through October (2013 First Saturday Tour of Dawes dates 5/4, 6/1, 7/6, 8/3, 9/7, 10/5).  See also May 2 & 4 "Whose Next is This?" bird nest identification workshop and bird walk.
    For more info, call (740) 443-2937 or (800) 443-2937 or visit http://www.dawesarb.org
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  • September 7, 2013
    Lancaster Handmade Market
    E Main & Broad Streets;  Historic Downtown; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
    Hours:  9am-1pm.  Shop for items made in Ohio by local craftspeople.  2013 Lancaster Handmade Market dates are 5/4, 6/1, 7/6, 8/3, 9/7, 10/5.
    For more info, call (740) 438-8897 or visit http://www.lancasterhandmademarket.com
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  • September 7, 2013
    2nd Annual Music for Miss Vicki
    Uncle Buck's Riding Stable & Dance Barn; 73930 Buck Lane; New Marshfield (Athens county)
    A "unique attraction located near Lake Hope State Park surrounded by Zaleski State Forest" is Uncle Buck’s.  For more info, call (740) 664-2428 or visit http://www.unclebucksstable.com
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  • September 7, 2013
    Downtown Saturday Cinema, “The Adventures of Sharkboy & Lavagirl”
    Main & Broad Streets; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
    Hours:  Movie begins at dusk, approx 8:45.  Free, family-friendly movie.  Bring your own blanket or lawn chair.
    For more info, call (740) 653-8251 or visit http://www.destinationdowntownlancaster.com
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  • September 7, 2013
    Saturday Steak Cookout
    Heritage Vineyard Winery; 27561 Township Rd 45; Warsaw (Coshocton county)
    Hours:  5-9pm.  Cost:  $21.95 per person.  Reservations required, seating is limited.  Dinner includes choice of New York Strip steak or chicken break, that you cook on the readied grills.  It also includes salad, baked potato, rolls and dessert.  The 2013 Saturday Steak Cookout dates are:  July 6, July 20, August 3, August 17, August 31, September 7
    For more info, call (740) 824-4314 or visit http://www.heritagevineyardwinery.com
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  • September 7, 2013
    Towne Crier Bridal Show
    Fairfield County Fairgrounds; 157 E Fair Av; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
    Hours:  12-4pm.  Ed Sands Farm Bureau Building.
    For more info, call (740) 403-0265 or visit http://www.fairfieldtownecrier.com
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  • September 7, 2013
    Rough Riders Horse Show
    Fairfield County Fairgrounds; 157 E Fair Av; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
    For more info, call (740) 808-4367 or visit N/A
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  • September 7
    Way Back Weekend :: Cast Iron Cook-Off & A, 2013ntique Cars
    Heritage Farm Museum & Village; 3300 Harvey Rd; Huntington, West Virginia
    This is the third annual Heritage Farm Cook-off.  Sample some great mouthwatering food!
    For more info, call (304) 522-1244 or visit http://heritagefarmmuseum.com
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  • September 7, 2013
    13th Annual Hot Licks Bluesfest

    East Broadway; Granville (Licking county)
    A FREE event organized by the Granville Federation for the Appreciation of the Blues.  East Broadway ,from Main to Prospect Streets, is closed to traffic.  There is a stage set up at the west end and a beverage tent at the east end.  It’s a family-friendly event that draws thousands.  Bring lawn chairs.  Performers to include Ruthie Foster, Sean Carney Trio with Jonn del Torro Richardson, Shaun Booker, Scott Ainslie, Jeremiah Johnson Band, Dave Workman, Rick Calura, Mike McGannon, Jerry Loos, more.
    For more info, call (740) 587-6616 or visit http://www.freewebs.com/hotlicks
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  • September 7-8, 2013
    Rock Mill Celebration
    Rock Mill Park; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
    Hours:  12-5pm.  Public parking and FREE shuttle at The Liberty Center, 951 Liberty Dr.  "Bringing the Wheel to Life", free tour of the mill, food, activities for kids, more.
    For more info, call (740) 681-7249 or visit http://www.visitfairfieldcounty.org
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  • September 7-8, 2013
    Pickaway County Flea Market
    Pickaway County Fairgrounds; 415 Lancaster Pike (US Rte 22 East); Circleville (Pickaway county)
    Hours:  9am-4pm Saturday & Sunday.  Every month throughout the year, booths are set up outside and inside the coliseum at the fairground.  Come as a vendor to sell your goods or come to browse and buy.
    For more info, call (740) 474-2085 or visit http://www.pickawaycountyfair.info

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  • September 7-9, 2013
    Home & Garden Show

    Ohio Expo Center (Ohio State Fairgrounds); 717 E 17th Av; Columbus (Franklin county)

    Hours:  10am-8pm Friday, 10am-8pm Saturday, 12-6pm Sunday.  Fall showcases a beautiful change in season and marks a change in the type of products and services needed to create just the right look, feel and comfort for your homes and private spaces.  At this year's show, we know you'll find just the right mix of vendors and ideas for the projects you're planning around your home this Fall.  More than 200 exhibits, attractions and events highlighting the very best there is for every area of your home, this year's show promises to be bigger and better than before
    For more info, call N/A or visit http://www.dispatchevents.com
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  • September 8, 2013
    Columbus Polo Club on the Great Lawn
    Bryn du Mansion; 537 Jones Rd; Granville (Licking county)
    Hours:  2pm.  Admission:  FREE.  The picturesque front lawn of the historic Bryn Du Mansion plays home field to the Columbus Polo Club.  Pack up blankets, a snack and drinks, and bring the family to enjoy an afternoon in the sun and watch a great polo match.
    For more info, call N/A or visit http://columbuspoloclub.com
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  • September 8-21, 2013
    Celebrate the Constitution

    Historic Fort Steuben; 120 S Third St; Steubenville (Jefferson county)
    Hours:  10am-6pm Saturday, 11am-5pm Sunday.  Cost:  FREE admission.
    For more info, call (740) 283-1787 or visit http://oldfortsteuben.com
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  • September 9, 2013
    Look Good, Feel Better
    Cancer Resource Center; 616 Forest Rose Av; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
    Hours:  11am-1pm Monday.  FREE event; registration is required.  This program is designed for any woman undergoing cancer treatment.  It will be a day of bonding and friendship while learning skin care and make-up tips.
    For more info, call (888) 227-6446 American Cancer Society or visit http://www.fmchealth.org
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  • September 9-14, 2013
    Hocking County Fair
    Hocking County Fairgrounds; Logan
    For more info, visit http://www.hockingcountyfair.com
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  • September 9-14, 2013
    165th Guernsey County Fair
    Guernsey County Fairgrounds; Old Washington
    For more info, visit http://www.guernseycountyfair.org
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    • Farm Facts Scavenger Hunt
      Locate farm facts in the barns on the county fairgrounds to register to win a gas grill at the Farm Bureau booth.  Cost:  FREE, included with fair ticket; no registration required.
      For more info, call (740) 425-3681
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  • September 10, 2013
    Child & Infant CPR Class
    Fairfield Medical Center; 401 N Ewing St; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
    Hours:  6-9pm Monday.  Cost is $35 and pre-registration is required.  Learn what to do in an emergency and how to clear an obstructed airway.  (See also Saturday Adult, Child & Infant CPR Class 2013 dates May 4, June 1, August 24, September 7)
    For more info, call (740) 687-8007 or visit http://www.fmchealth.org
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  • September 12, 2013
    Brunch with Margaret
    Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park; 137 Juliana St; Parkersburg, West Virginia
    Reservations are required; there is a cost for this event.  Board the Island Belle sternwheeler at Citivan Park in Belpre, Ohio, for a trip on the Ohio River to Blennerhassett Island.  Margaret Blennerhassett (portrayed by local actress Debra Conner) has a full morning of activities planned for her guests – you!  She will take you on a tour through her island home, then to a light brunch and a program at the picnic pavilion.  Margaret provides a glimpse into the 18th-century frontier life she and Harman experienced while living on the island.  Ticket includes admission to the Blennerhassett Museum, the mansion tour, a wagon ride, a visit to Maple Shade, and the return trip on the sternwheeler to Citivan Park.  This is a great family outing and is a rain-or-shine event.
    For more info, call (304) 420-4800 or visit http://www.blennerhassettislandstatepark.com
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  • September 12-14, 2013
    "Rally by the River" Sternwheel Riverfest
    Riverside Amphitheater & Riverfront Parking Lot; 100 E Main St.; Pomeroy (Meigs county)
    Hours:  6-10pm Friday, 10am-11pm Saturday, 10am-11:30pm Sunday.  A festival of the river that focuses around the sternwheelers of yesteryear and pleasure boaters.  Fun, food, entertainment, chili cook-off and contests.
    For more info, call (740) 992-2136 or 992-3034 or visit N/A
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  • September 12-15, 2013
    "Sylvia"
    Licking County Players; 131 W Main St; Newark (Licking county)
    Hours:  8pm Thursday-Saturday, 2pm Sunday.  Synopsis:  After twenty-two years of child-rearing in the suburbs, Greg and Kate have moved to Manhattan.  Greg's career as a financial trader is winding down while Kate's career as a public-school English teacher is beginning to offer more opportunities.  Greg brings home a dog he found in the park bearing only the name "Sylvia" on her name tag.  Sylvia soon becomes a major bone of contention between husband and wife.  The marriage is put in serious jeopardy until, after a series of hilarious and touching complications, Greg and Kate learn to compromise, and Sylvia becomes a valued part of their lives.
    For more info, call (740) 622-2959 or visit http://www.lickingcountyplayers.org
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  • September 13, 2013
    An Evening of Big Band
    Coshocton Airport Amphitheater; 24632 Airport Rd; Coshocton (Coshocton county)
    Hours:  6:30pm.  Admission:  $15.  The world-famous act will be announced August 10.
    For more info, call (740) 622-2252 or visit http://www.coshoctonairportamphitheater.com
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  • September 13-14, 2013
    "Shrek, the Musical"
    Sterling Community Theatre; 430 S Main St; Pataskala (Licking county)
    Hours:  7-9:30pm Friday and Saturday; 2pm Saturday matinee.  Admission:  $5 at the door.  Based on the award-winning DreamWorks film that tells the story of everyone's favorite ogre.
    For more info, call N/A or visit http://www.sterlingtheatre.com
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  • September 13-15, 2013
    Salt Creek Valley Festival
    Main St; Richmond Dale (Ross county)
    This small town festival features great entertainment, arts and crafts, fabulous food and many other activities.  September 14 at 9pm, Phil Dirt & The Dozers take the stage.
    For more info, call (740)
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  • September 13-15, 2013
    French 500 Flea Market
    Gallia County Junior Fairgrounds; 189 Jackson Pike; Gallipolis (Gallia county)
    Hours:  8am-5pm.  2013 dates are April 12-14, May 10-12, June 14-16, July 12-14, September 13-15, October 11-13, November 1-3, December 6-8 (no August date because of the county fair).  An indoor/outdoor flea market - antiques, crafts, collectibles, more.
    For more info, call (740) 446-4120 or visit http://www.galliacountyfair.org
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  • September 13-15, 2013
    3rd Annual Licking River Kennel Club AKC Dog Show
    Fairfield County Fairgrounds; 157 E Fair Av; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
    Hours:  7am-7pm daily.  AKC certified dog show and obedience trials.
    For more info, call (740) 503-5046 or visit http://www.lickingriverkennelclub.com
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  • September 14, 2013
    9th Annual Cruisin' Saturday Night Car Show
    Star Mill Park; 715 5th St; Racine (Meigs county)
    Hours:  1-4pm registration begins, 3pm judging begins.  A full fundraiser.  Car show is open to all makes and models and years of cars, trucks and motorcycles.  All money goes to support local students for scholarships.
    For more info, call (740) 949-2217 or visit N/A
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  • September 14, 2013
    Olde Village BeanFest
    Olde Pickerington Village; W Columbus St; Pickerington (Fairfield county)
    Hours:  11am-4pm.  This is an outdoor festival featuring a chili cook-off, beverages, live music, activities, shopping; FREE admission to the Historical Society Museum and more.
    For more info, call (614) 833-2211 or visit http://www.pickeringtonvillage.com
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  • September 14, 2013
    "The Artful Table"
    Decorative Arts Center of Ohio; 145 E Main St; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
    Hours:  6-9pm.  Designer tablescapes, samplings from area restaurants, live music, silent auction, more.
    For more info, call (740) 681-1423 or visit http://www.decartsohio.org
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  • September 14, 2013
    Dawes Arboretum Annual Fall Plant Sale
    Dawes Arboretum; 7770 Jacksontown Rd SE; Newark (Licking county)
    Hours:  8:30am-4:30pm.  Held concurrently with the Ohio Sustainable Landscape Symposium, the best of the best in native plants are featured.  Choose from our selection of native perennials, many of which were grown on grounds.  We have other assorted trees and shrubs available at show-stopping prices.  Fall is a great time to add these beneficial plants to your garden!  Arboretum members receive 15 percent off of their purchases.
    For more info, call (740) 443-2937 or (800) 443-2937 or visit http://www.dawesarb.org
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  • September 15, 2013
    Arts & Crafts Fair
    Downtown Business District; Circleville (Pickaway county)
    Hours:  9am-3pm.  Held every year in September, at this fair vendors fill the sidewalks with quality, handcrafted items such as wood carvings, candles, decorations, more.
    For more info, call (740) 474-4923 or visit http://pickaway.com/calendar.html
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  • September 15
    Reality Dreams/Toys For Share Open Horse Show
    Fairfield County Fairgrounds; 157 E Fair Av; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
    For more info, call (740) 385-3431 or visit N/A
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  • September 15, 2013
    Columbus Polo Club on the Great Lawn
    Bryn du Mansion; 537 Jones Rd; Granville (Licking county)
    Hours:  2pm.  Admission:  FREE.  The picturesque front lawn of the historic Bryn Du Mansion plays home field to the Columbus Polo Club.  Pack up blankets, a snack and drinks, and bring the family to enjoy an afternoon in the sun and watch a great polo match.
    For more info, call N/A or visit http://columbuspoloclub.com
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  • September 16-17, 2013

    Home Schools Day in Roscoe Village

    Historic Roscoe Village; 600 N Whitewoman St; Coshocton (Coshocton county)

    Hours:  10am-5pm.  Special pricing for home schooled children; self-guided tours so families can visit each area at their own pace.  Begin at the Visitor Center, visit the Exhibit Hall and view Ditches of Destiny.
    For more info, call (740) 622-9310 or visit
    http://www.roscoevillage.com
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  • September 17, 2013
    Concert:  Yo La Tengo

    Stuart's Opera House; 52 Public Square; Nelsonville (Athens county)

    Hours:  8p Tuesday.  Yo La Tengo - Ira Kaplan, Georgia Hubley and James McNew - in concert.

    For more info, call (740) 753-1294 or visit http://www.stuartsoperahouse.org or http://www.yolatengo.com

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  • September 17-19, 2013
    Farm Science Review, "Breaking New Ground"
    Molly Caren Agricultural Center; 135 State Rte 38 NE; London (Madison county)
    Hours:  8am-5pm Tuesday-Wednesday, 8am4pm Thursday.  A three-day farm trade show that annually draws more then 130,000 farmers, growers, producers and agricultural enthusiasts.  The review includes 4,000 product lines from 600 commercial exhibitors, eductional opportunities from Ohio State Univery and Purdue University specialists, workshops, presentations and demonstrations.  Chat with Ohio Farm Bureau staff and learn about current programs.  Free Ohio apples and water will be offered, while supplies last.
    For more info, call (614) 246-8241 or visit http://fsr.osu.edu/visitors/tickets
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  • September 17-21, 2013
    Jackson County Apple Festival
    Downtown; Jackson (Jackson county)
    Hours:  Festivities begin at 12pm Tuesday.  Apple butter made fresh on the midway, craft and quilt shows and quilting demonstrations, kiddies rides, apple peeling contest, karaoke and lip sync contests, baby contests, more.  There will be bags of apples, jugs of cider, more homemade apple butters, apple pies and candy apples, three parades, rides, displays, games, contests, food and free entertainment, a car show, quilt show, band competition, sporting events and crafts show.
    For more info, call (740) 286-1339 or visit http://www.jacksonapplefestival.com
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  • September 18, 2013
    Grandparenting Class
    Fairfield Medical Center; 401 N Ewing St; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
    Hours:  6-7:30pm Wednesday in the 2nd floor conference room.  Cost:  FREE, registration required.  Learn about grandparenting roles, safety proofing your house and basic baby care.  A tour of the Maternity Unit is included.  Other 2013 class dates are 09/18, 10/16, 11/13, 12/11 and 01/15/2014.
    For more info, call (740) 687-8218 or visit http://www.fmchealth.org
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  • September 19-22, 2013
    "Sylvia"
    Licking County Players; 131 W Main St; Newark (Licking county)
    Hours:  8pm Thursday-Saturday, 2pm Sunday.  Synopsis:  After twenty-two years of child-rearing in the suburbs, Greg and Kate have moved to Manhattan.  Greg's career as a financial trader is winding down while Kate's career as a public-school English teacher is beginning to offer more opportunities.  Greg brings home a dog he found in the park bearing only the name "Sylvia" on her name tag.  Sylvia soon becomes a major bone of contention between husband and wife.  The marriage is put in serious jeopardy until, after a series of hilarious and touching complications, Greg and Kate learn to compromise, and Sylvia becomes a valued part of their lives.
    For more info, call (740) 622-2959 or visit http://www.lickingcountyplayers.org
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  • September 19-22, 2013
    9th Annual JEGS Northern SportsNationals

    National Trail Raceway; 2650 National Rd SW; Hebron (Licking county)
    For more info, call (740) 928-5706 or visit http://www.nationaltrailraceway.com or
    sportsman.nhra.com
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  • September 20, 2013
    Chef in the Vineyard Dinner
    Terra Cotta Vineyards; 2285 Rix Mills Rd; New Concord (Coshocton county)
    Hours:  7:00 p.m. dinner begins, wine tasting is earlier.  $ 35 plus tax per person by reservation secured with a credit card at time of scheduling.  This is a true destination experience!  Bill Bird, Executive Chef for Zandex, will prepare a fabulous, two-entree dinner and provide great cooking tips.  Each dinner concludes with a flaming dessert presentation; everyone in the tasting room can observe and enjoy.  Chef in the Vineyard Dinners 2013 dates are 1/18, 2/15, 3/15, 4/19, 5/17, 6/21, 7/12, 8/17, 9/20, 10/11, 11/15, 12/13.
    For more info, call (740) 872-3791 or visit http://www.terracottavineyards.com
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  • September 20, 2013
    Concert:  Blood, Sweat & Tears

    Midland Theatre; 36 North Park Place; Newark (Licking county)
    Hours:  8pm.  "Like a great baseball team the members change but the soul lives on".  Many musicians have passed through BS&T, its musicianship stands the test of time.  The founder, Bobby Colomby's originals vision for the band is simple, find the greatest musicians and the rest is easy.  This is one of three concerts in the Lively Arts Series sponsored by Park National Bank:  9/20 Blood, Sweat & Tears, 11/8 John Ford Coley, Ambrosia & Terry Sylvester, and in 2014 on 2/22 Blue Öyster Cult.  Purchase a Lively Arts Package for all three shows at a discount.
    For more info, call (740) 345-5483 or visit http://www.midlandtheatre.org
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  • September 20, 2013
    Japanese Harvest Moon Celebration
    Dawes Arboretum; 7770 Jacksontown Rd SE; Newark (Licking county)
    Hours:  7-9pm.  There is a fee for this event; use the contact information below.
    For more info, call (740) 443-2937 or (800) 443-2937 or visit http://www.dawesarb.org
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  • September 20, 2013
    Pokey LaFarge on the Valley Gem Sternwheeler
    Valley Gem Sternwheeler; 601 Second St; Marietta (Washington county)
    Hours:  7pm Friday.  A floating fundraiser benefiting the Nelsonville Music Festival.  Stuart's Opera House is taking you back over a century to the days when their namesake, George Stuart, ran his own showboat, The Arizona.  The Valley Gem Sternwheeler trip will feature three sets of live music from Pokey LaFarge and his six-piece band, food, cash bar, more.  Only 200 tickets are available so get tickets as soon as possible.
    For more info, call (740) 753-1294 or visit http://www.stuartsoperahouse.org
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  • September 20-21, 2013
    Shrek, the Musical
    Sterling Community Theatre; 430 S Main St; Pataskala (Licking county)
    Hours:  7-9:30pm Friday and Saturday; 2pm Saturday matinee.  Admission:  $5 at the door.  Based on the award-winning DreamWorks film that tells the story of everyone's favorite ogre.
    For more info, call N/A or visit http://www.sterlingtheatre.com
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  • September 20-22, 2013
    Artisan(s):  Tina Wozniak, Louise Hawkins, Susan Sherman - Visit us in Booth 207
    Thornville Backwoods Fest
    8572 High Point Rd; Thornville (Perry county)
    Hours:  10am-6pm Friday, 9am-6pm Saturday, 9am-5pm Sunday.  Adult admission $9, children 10 and under FREE, parking is FREE. This very popular, annual festival held the third weekend in September, rain or shine!  There will be over 275 vendors, more than 30 kinds of food cooked over open fires, three days of Bluegrass music.  Find our artisan, Tina Wozniak (Lotion Bars), in Booth 207; as soon as you enter the fest, turn right and keep on walking to the end of the first row, on the right.  Joining Tina will be Louise Hawkins (Homemade Soap), Susan Sherman (Hand-painted Pottery) and others.
    For more info, call (740) 246-4709 or visit http://www.thornvillebackwoodsfest.com
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  • September 20-22, 2013
    Harmony Harvest
    Fairfield County Fairgrounds; 157 E Fair Av; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
    Hours:  5-9pm Friday, 8am-8pm Saturday, 8am-12pm Sunday.  Festival, bean supper, pot luck meal, concerts and workshops, open stage.  Featured artists:  Bing Futch, Kendra Ward and Bob Bence, Gary Gallier.
    For more info, call (740) 409-8321 or visit http://www.harmonyharvest.org
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  • September 21, 2013
    Kid's Archaeology Day
    Campus Martius Museum; 601 Second St; Marietta (Washington county)
    Hours:  10am-3pm.  Continuous activities, displays and experts will be available to answer questions.  This day will satisfy the hobbyist and children who are career-minded about the field of archaeology.
    For more info, call (740) 373-3750 or visit http://www.campusmartiusmuseum.org
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  • September 21, 2013
    Ohio Valley Opry 13th Anniversary Show:  Georgette Jones
    Twin City Opera House; 15 W Main St; McConnelsville (Morgan county)
    Hours:  5pm and 8pm shows.  If you enjoy country and bluegrass, come to the Opry!  Emcee, Matt Coleman.  Before or after the shows, be sure to visit the Bluebell Diner just across the street from the opera house.  The 2013 schedule: the third Saturday of each month January-November (1/19, 2/16, 3/16, 4/20, 5/18, 6/15, 7/20, 8/17, 9/21, 10/19, 11/16), and the first Saturday in December (12/7). 
    For more info, call (740) 962-4909 or visit http://www.ohiovalleyopry.com 
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  • September 21, 2013

    Wings Over Coshocton Airshow

    Richard Downing Airport; 24569 Airport Rd; Coshocton (Coshocton county)
    Admission:  $10 adults (discounted presale tickets available); $5 children age 10 and under.  Featuring the Misty Blues, a all-women skydiving team, Dave Dacy Super Stearman solo and wing walking routine with Tony Kazian, Jim Maroney and his DeHavilland Super Chipmunk aerobatics, Mike Vaknin's High Energy Extra 300 Aerobatics, Doug Dodge and his one-of-a-kind Muscle Biplane, Jason Flood and his Pitts Special.

    For more info, call (740) 622-2252 or visit http://www.coshoctoncounty.net/agency/airport/
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  • September 21, 2013
    3rd Annual Ride Deaf Bike Challenge   * a Deaf and/or Sign Language event
    Cost:  $25 per rider, advance registration required.  All proceeds benefit Deaf Kids & Teens Club (DKTC) and Kids of Deaf Adults (KODA).  Four routes, either 10, 32, 66 or 100 miles.  12-2pm Bike Rodeo, free for kids ages 5-12.  Breakfast by Bruegger's Bagels of Dublin, lunch by The Dutch Kitchen.
    For more info, call (614) 841-1991 Beth Caputo or visit http://www.dsc.org (event flyer)
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  • September 21, 2013
    Ultimate Recycling Day - TWO Locations

    Kroger Parking Lot; Carroll St; New Lexington (Perry county)
    Municipal Building; New Straitsville (Perry county)
    Hours:  9am-12pm in New Lexington; 9am-11:30am in New Straitsville.  See Keeping It Green on our home page for details and a list of what items can be dropped off for reuse, recycling or refurbishing.
    For more info, call (740) 342-7881 or visit http://www.perryrecycling.com
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  • September 21-22, 2013
    150th Annual Emancipation Celebration
    Gallia County Junior Fairgrounds; 189 Jackson Pike; Gallipolis (Gallia county)
    Hours:  10am-5pm.  Special speakers, events, food, community fellowship.  Reported to be the longest continuous celebration of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation in he U.S., it has been observed in Gallia county since 1863.  The "Emancipation Yum-Yum Apple Butter" can be purchased from any board member. 
    For more info, call (740) 446-7611 or visit http://www.emancipation-day.com
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  • September 22, 2013
    Columbus Polo Club on the Great Lawn
    Bryn du Mansion; 537 Jones Rd; Granville (Licking county)
    Hours:  2pm.  Admission:  FREE.  The picturesque front lawn of the historic Bryn Du Mansion plays home field to the Columbus Polo Club.  Pack up blankets, a snack and drinks, and bring the family to enjoy an afternoon in the sun and watch a great polo match.
    For more info, call N/A or visit http://columbuspoloclub.com
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  • September 26-29, 2013
    Barnesville Pumpkin Festival
    Historic Village of Barnesville; Barnesville (Belmont county)
    Hours:  12-9pm Wednesday, quilt and art show entries and king pumpkin weigh-in; festival Thursday-Sunday.  FREE entertainment, family-oriented events, an old farm machinery and agricultural displays, car show, crafts, rides, games and concessions, a 5k run and walk, quilt and art show, many contests, too much to mention here.
    For more info, call (740) 425-2593 or visit http://www.barnesvillepumpkinfestival.com
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  • September 26-29, 2013
    Barlow Independent Fair
    Washington County Fairgrounds; Barlow
    For more info, visit http://www.ohiofairs.org
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  • September 27, 2013
    Final Fridays on the Square
    Historic Square Arts District; Nelsonville (Athens county)
    Hours:  6-10pm.  Cost:  FREE.  A monthly community arts event held every month except December; 2013 dates are 1/25, 2/22, 3/29, 4/26, 5/31, 6/28, 7/26, 8/30, 9/27, 10/25, 11/29.  Galleries and retail shops stay open late.  Visitors to the square can watch artists at work in their studios, as well as new exhibits, art chats, artists’ demonstrations, plays and musical shows. 

  • For more info, call (740) 753-3391 or 753-1011 or visit http://www.nelsonvillearts.com
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    • FREE Summer Concert Series:  Nora Jane Struthers & The Party Line
      Stuart's Opera House; 52 Public Square; Nelsonville (Athens county)
      Hours:  7:30p.  Cost:  FREE, no tickets needed.  Live music outside in the Stuart's parking lot on the Final Fridays on the Square events held June through September.  In case of bad weather the concert will be moved inside the Opera House.
      For more info, call (740) 753-1294 or visit http://www.stuartsoperahouse.org

  • September 27, 2013
    Three Rivers Bluegrass :: Black Diamond Bluegrass Band
    Coshocton Village Inn & Suites; 115 N Water St; Coshocton (Coshocton county)
    Admission:  $ 5.00, children 12 and under FREE.  Food and non-alcoholic drinks available starting at 5:30 p.m. furnished by Relay for Life Team Alana.  Hours:  6-11pm.  Max Hardesty, the one-man-band, will play from 6-6:45 p.m.; the featured band will play from 7-9pm.  Following is an open acoustic jam from 9:15-11pm – come play and share your music.  Make note of the 2013 show dates:  1/25, 2/9, 3/23, 4/20, 5/25, 6/22, 7/27, 8/24, 9/27, 11/23, 12/28 (no October show).  Need more Bluegrass?  Every Sunday be sure to tune to WQKT-FM104.5 from 8am-10am for the Picks & Bows Bluegrass Show.
    For more info, call (740) 498-8456 Duane or Clenda Hardesty or email duane1000@roadrunner.com
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  • September 27, 2013
    Family Friday Night at COSI
    COSI (Center of Science & Industry); 333 W Broad St; Columbus (Franklin county)
    Hours:  5-9pm.  Admission:  $ 9.95 after 5pm.  Extended hours so families can visit, learn and play late!  Reduced admission - a savings of over $ 13 - includes all of the permanent exhibitions plus a movie on the seven-story Extreme Screen Theater.  Movies at the Extreme Screen Theater show at 5pm, 6pm, 7pm and 8pm.  Watch and participate in learning about science in a fun way through hands on activities and demonstrations.  Family Friday Nights are held the last Friday of each month; 2013 dates are 1/25, 2/22, 3/29, 4/26, 5/31, 6/28, 7/26, 8/30, 9/27, 10/25, 11/29 and 12/27.
    For more info, call (614) 228-2674 or visit http://www.cosi.org
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  • September 27-28, 2013
    National Public Lands Day
    Wayne National Forest; 13700 US Highway 33; Nelsonville (Athens county)
    Hours:  9am-9pm.  Fees for trails and all recreation sites are waived.  A great way to to experience a sense of adventure in the great outdoors, promote healthy living, and create lasting memories with family and friends.
    For more info, call (740) 753-0101 or visit http://www.fs.usda.gov/wayne
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  • September 27-28, 2013
    Sunset Safari Tours
    The Wilds; 14000 International Rd; Cumberland (Guernsey county)
    Hours:  The Wilds is comprised of thousands of acres on which roam many rare and endangered species. They regularly offer open-bus tours to see the animals up close; there are also mountain biking trails, birding, butterflies, camping, sunset safaris, the 'Zip Line Safari'.
    For more info, call (740) 638-5030 or visit http://www.thewilds.org
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  • September 27-29, 2013
    Columbus Octoberfest
    Ohio Expo Center (Ohio State Fairgrounds); 717 E 17th Av; Columbus (Franklin county)
    Hours:  5pm-midnight Friday, 12pm-midnight Saturday, 12-8pm Sunday.  This is a FREE event.  There may be a charge for parking.  Locations: Ag & Hort Building, North Commercial Pavilion, Antiques & Collectibles Pavilion, Natural Resources Park.  Enjoy authentic German food, beer, lively music, games and entertainment at Columbus' 48th Annual Oktoberfest.  Not only does the event have a tremendous history in this city, but the Schmidt family (of Schmidt's Restaurant & Sausage Haus) add to it more than 125 years of Columbus tradition!
    For more info, call N/A or visit http://www.columbusoktoberfest.com
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  • September 27-29, 2013
    Riverfront Arts Festival
    Genoa Park; 303 W Broad St; Columbus (Franklin county)
    Hours:  5-9pm Friday, 12-9pm Saturday, 12-5pm Sunday.  FREE event.  Parking is available at COSI for $5.  This is the perfect opportunity to check out a range of art styles of 100+ local and regional artists featuring a variety of fabrications, designs, paintings, pottery and textiles!  Relax in the serenity of fire dancing reflections with WaterFire on Saturday, September 7-10pm.  Enter the $ 5,000 Art Giveaway.
    For more info, call (614) 299-9221 or visit http://www.dispatchevents.com
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  • September 27-29, 2013
    Hocking Hills Artist & Craftsmen's Annual Fall Show
    Hocking Hills State Park; 19852 State Rte 664 S; Logan (Hocking county)
    Late in September each year, the Hocking Hills State Park Dining Lodge near Old Man's Cave is filled with handcrafted objects from area artists for visitors to admire and purchase.  Representation at the Fall Show isn't limited to members.  The variety of media on display plus the high level of craftsmanship make the annual show a popular event.  Many return year after year to see what new treasures have been completed since the last show.
    For more info, call (740) 385-8245 or visit http://www.hockinghillsartistsandcraftsmenassociation.com
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  • September 27 – October 3, 2013162nd Coshocton County Fair
    Coshocton County Fairgrounds; 707 Kenilworth Av; Coshocton (Coshocton county)
    The county fair is always an exciting time in Coshocton county and this year will be no exception.  Free nightly entertainment in the grandstand.  Visit the numerous exhibits produced throughout the year by talented youth and adults.  And, don’t forget the fabulous fair food.
    For more info, call (740) 622-2385 or visit
    http://www.coshoctoncountyfair.org
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  • September 28, 2013
    Hebron Music & Arts Festival
    Evans Park; 1801 Refugee Rd & Canal Park; Canal Rd; Hebron (Licking county)
    Hours:  8:30am-8:30pm.  5k run/walk, festival parade, bike decorating contest, art and food vendors, balloons, entertainment, more.
    For more info, call (740) 929-2529 or visit http://www.hebronmusicandartsfestival.com
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  • September 28, 2013
    National Museum Day
    Campus Martius Museum & Ohio River Museum; 601 Second St; Marietta (Washington county)
    The museums are joining dozens of others across the nation by offering free admission on this day.  If you’re looking for something fun and inexpensive to do this weekend, come to the museums.
    For more info, call (740) 373-3750 or visit http://www.campusmartiusmuseum.org
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  • September 28, 2013
    Fresh Flowers From the Garden
    Dawes Arboretum; 7770 Jacksontown Rd SE; Newark (Licking county)
    Hours:  9am-12pm.  Registration required.  Participants take home a vase and arrangement.
    For more info, call (740) 443-2937 or (800) 443-2937 or visit http://www.dawesarb.org
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  • September 28-29, 2013
    Frontier Players presents, “Frontier Spirit 1799”
    Alley Park, 2805 Old Logan Rd SE, Lancaster (Fairfield county)
    Hours:  11am-5pm.  Experience the life of the first settlers in early Fairfield county; see demonstrations of cooking, soap-making, blacksmithing, spinning, weaving, more.
    For more info, call (740) 687-6651 or visit http://www.frontierplayers.org
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  • September 28-29, 2013
    National Alpaca Farm Days
    Alpacas of Spring Acres Farm; 3370 Big B Rd; Zanesville (Muskingum county)
    The largest Suri alpaca farm in southeast Ohio with over 50 alpacas on 180 acres.  Feel the finest, softest, most beautiful fleece that is also light-weight, hypoallergenic and water repellent.
    For more info, call (740) 796-2195 or visit http://www.springacresalpacas.com
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  • September 29, 2013
    Wine & Beer Fest
    Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls; 21190 State Rte 374; Logan (Hocking county)
    For more info, call (740) 687-6651 or visit http://innatcedarfalls.com
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  • September 29, 2013
    Reality Dreams/Toys For Share Open Horse Show
    Fairfield County Fairgrounds; 157 E Fair Av; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
    For more info, call (740) 385-3431 or visit N/A
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  • September 29, 2013
    Southern Ohio Guitar Show
    Ross County Fairgrounds; 344 Fairgrounds Rd; Chillicothe (Ross county)
    Hours:  11am-4pm.  General Admission $5, free parking.  Vintage, new or used instruments of all types.  For nine consecutive years, the show has been a vendor sell out.  Vendors from Ohio and several surrounding states bringing some of the finest instruments in the country.  “Everything from guitars, fiddles, banjos to amps and PA gear will be here,” says show promoter Mark Goodman.  “This event offers the opportunity to buy, sell and trade stringed instruments, outboard gear and any music related items.  With so many musicians in this area, it’s the perfect opportunity for local residents to buy, sell or trade with the participating vendors.  So, if you have any gear, bring it to the show.  Event shirts will be available to purchase.  Door prizes throughout the day.  VIP passes available again this year.”  The highlight of the show is a chance to win a new Les Paul Studio Guitar; everyone is eligible to win but must be present.  Back by popular demand is Kim Morton of Kim’s Catering.  The Master of Ceremony is Steve Abele.
    For more info, call (740) 663-2777 or visit http://www.southernohioguitarshow.com
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  • September 29, 2013
    Columbus Polo Club on the Great Lawn
    Bryn du Mansion; 537 Jones Rd; Granville (Licking county)
    Hours:  2pm.  Admission:  FREE.  The picturesque front lawn of the historic Bryn Du Mansion plays home field to the Columbus Polo Club.  Pack up blankets, a snack and drinks, and bring the family to enjoy an afternoon in the sun and watch a great polo match.
    For more info, call N/A or visit http://columbuspoloclub.com
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August 2013

  • July 24 - August 4, 2013
    Ohio State Fair

    Ohio Expo Center (Ohio State Fairgrounds); 717 E 17th Av; Columbus (Franklin county)
    Forever Fair-tastic!  Concert line-up includes Jeff Dunham (7/24), Martina McBride with Angie Johnson (7/26), Will Downing and Lalah Hathaway (7/27), Styx/REO Speedwagon (7/28), Justin Moore with The Farm (7/29), Austin Mahone with Jake Miller (7/30), Steve Miller Band (8/1), George Jones with Tanya Tucker (8/2), Hillsong Live (8/3).  Free shows to include Buckeye Sports Fest, All-Ohio State Fair Band & Youth Choir, Sale of Champions Livestock Auction, more.
    For more info, call N/A or visit http://ohiostatefair.com

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  • July 26 - August 3, 2013
    Pike County Fair
    Pike County Fairgrounds; Piketon
    For more info, visit http://www.ohiofairs.org
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  • July 29 - August 3, 2013
    Gallia County Fair
    Gallia County Fairgrounds; Gallipolis
    For more info, visit http://www.galliacountyfair.org
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  • July 31 - August 3, 2013
    30th Annual Roy Rogers Festival
    Holiday Inn; Portsmouth (Scioto county)
    Roy Rogers, "King of the Cowboys".  Early-Bird Reception, meet movie and TV stars, movie and film room, question and answer forum, visit Roy Rogers' boyhood home, collector and memorabilia room, car show, entertainment including Jon Patterson, The Gate City Gunslingers, Bill Sanders, Alias Smith & Owens, hospitality center with great food, costume contest, grand banquet, more.
    For more info, call (740) 259-1195 or 474-8171 or visit http://www.royrogersfestival.org
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  • August 2, 2013
    Friday Night Bandstand
    Main & Broad Streets; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
    Hours:  7pm.  Bring blanket or chair and enjoy a free outdoor concert.  August 2, "Jacked Up"; August 9, "Direct Energy"; August 16, "Swing's the Thing".
    For more info, call (740) 687-6651 or visit http://www.visitfairfieldcounty.org
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  • August 2, 2013
    Pickerington Friday Flick
    Sycamore Park Amphitheater; 500 Hereford Dr; Pickerington (Fairfield county)
    Hours:  Movies begin at dusk.  Bring blanket or chair and enjoy a free outdoor movie.  August 2, "National Treasure"; August 9, "Hook"; August 16, "The Odd Life of Timothy Green".
    For more info, call (614) 833-2211 or visit http://www.visitfairfieldcounty.org
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  • August 2, 2013
    First Friday Gallery Art Walk
    Downtown Zanesville (Muskingum county)
    Hours:  5-9pm the first Friday of each month.  Meet local artists, visit studios, galleries, antique shops, restaurants, more, all in Zanesville's artists' district.  Artist Colony of Zanesville is "artcoz".  The 2013 dates are September 6, October 4, November 1, December 6
    For more info, call (740) 455-8282 or visit http://artcoz.org
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  • August 2, 2013
    First Friday Celebration, “The Dog Days of August”
    Historic Main Street; Coshocton (Coshocton county)
    Hours:  5-9pm.  FREE events the first Friday of each month, May–September (2013 dates are 5/3, 6/7, 7/5, 8/2, 9/6).  Main Street is the backdrop for musical entertainment, children’s activities, art show and sale, food, sidewalk sales and games for quality time with family, friends and neighbors.  Many downtown shops will be open extended hours.
    For more info, call (440) 666-2652 or visit http://www.coshoctonfirstfriday.com
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  • August 2, 2013
    Friday Nights, Live Music & Bonfire
    Shawnee Springs Winery; 20093 County Rd 6; Coshocton (Coshocton county)
    Hours:  6-9pm Fridays, May through August 2013.  Their web site calls the winery a “beautiful piece of land is busting with life and it is our pleasure to cultivate our craft and continue to hand make exceptional wines”.  Just minutes from
    Historic Roscoe Village, make a day of it!
    For more info, call (740) 623-0744 or visit
    http://shawneespringswinery.com
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  • August 2, 2013
    Brown Baggin' Thru History:  Joseph ‘Woody’ Rutter
    Campus Martius Museum; 601 Second St; Marietta (Washington county)
    Hours:  12-1pm.  Turn your boring brown bag lunch into an enjoyable repast at Campus Martius Museum.  A FREE and exciting program.  Listen to Joseph ‘Woody’ Rutter, of the Sons & Daughters of Pioneer River, as he narrates a video highlighting the W. P.. Snyder, Jr.  The video will explain its last voyage to its current resting spot in Marietta.
    For more info, call (740) 373-3750 or visit http://www.campusmartiusmuseum.org
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  • August 2, 2013
    "Rhythm on the River", Summer Music Series
    Riverside Amphitheater; 100 E Main St.; Pomeroy (Meigs county)
    Hours:  8-10pm, Friday.  Cost:  FREE.  Join the Pomeroy Blues & Jazz Society for an evening of live music on the Ohio River.  The featured performer is Johnny Rawls.
    For more info, call (740) 992-6840 or 992-6524 or visit http://www.pomeroyblues.org
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  • August 2, 2013
    Point Park Concert Series
    Point Park; Parkersburg, West Virginia
    Hours:  8pm.  Cost:  Please make a donation; donations are used to offset the cost of the event and will be used for future Downtown Parkersburg projects.  Volunteers, vendors and sponsors should use the contact information below.  The 2013 schedule of events is:  June 7, July 5, August 2, September 6.
    For more info, call (304) 865-0522 or visit http://downtownpkb.com
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  • August 2-3, 2013
    3rd Annual Fairfield County Hot Air Balloon Festival
    Fairfield County Airport; 3266 Old Columbus Rd; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
    Hours:  6:30am-10:30pm Friday, 6:30am-10pm Saturday.  Admission:  FREE.  Parking:  $5.  Historical aircraft squadron, cruise-in, aerial acrobatics, Columbus Sky Divers, silent auction, food, live entertainment, chili cook-off, cruise-in, and, of course, hot air balloons sunrise and sunset flights, tethered rids, balloon glow.
    For more info, call (614) 870-2539 or visit http://fairfieldcountyhotairballoonfestival.com/festival/
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  • August 2-3, 2013
    Canal Winchester Blues & Ribfest
    Waterloo & High Streets; Canal Winchester (Fairfield county)
    Hours:  5-11pm Friday, Noon-11pm Saturday.  Cost:  FREE.  A two-day summer celebration featuring live Blues music, world-class ribs, a variety of non-rib foods, locally-crafted items, beer garden, children’s activities,
    For more info, call (614) 270-5053 or visit http://www.bluesandribfest.com

     

  • August 2-4, 2013

    47th Annual Park Social & Chicken BBQ

    River View Community Park; Warsaw (Coshocton county)
    For more info, call (740) 824-3515 or visit http://www.warsawohio.us
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    • August 2, 2013
      Community Pool Party
      River View Community Pool; Warsaw (Coshocton county)
      Hours:  8-10pm.
      For more info, call (740) 824-3515 or visit http://www.warsawohio.us
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  • August 2-10, 2013
    Athens County Fair
    Athens County Fairgrounds; Athens
    For more info, visit http://www.athenscofair.org
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  • August 3, 2013
    Downtown Saturday Cinema, “Madagascar 3”
    Main & Broad Streets; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
    Hours:  Movie begins at dusk.  Cost:  FREE.  Family-friendly movie.  Bring your own blanket or lawn chair.
    For more info, call (740) 653-8251 or visit http://www.destinationdowntownlancaster.com
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  • August 3, 2013
    A Night with the Legends 2013

    Stuart's Opera House; 52 Public Square; Nelsonville (Athens county)
    Hours:  7pm.  Featuring local Athens and Nelsonville area celebrities playing tribute to some of music's biggest stars.  Tickets go on sale Monday, July 1.
    For more info, call (740) 753-1924 or visit http://www.stuartsoperahouse.org
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  • August 3, 2013
    White Night ~ Dinner Under the Stars
    Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum; 300 N Whitewoman St; Coshocton (Coshocton county)
    Elegant dinner and fundraising event at the Museum.  The museum is located in Historic Roscoe Village, so come early, enjoy a full day in the restored 1800s canal town.
    For more info, call (740) 622-8710 or visit
    http://jhmuseum.org
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  • August 3, 2013
    First Saturday Tour of Dawes
    Dawes Arboretum; 7770 Jacksontown Rd SE; Newark (Licking county)
    Hours:  10am, Visitors Center Deck.  A garden/wagon tour of a different plant collection the first Saturday of each month May through October (2013 First Saturday Tour of Dawes dates 5/4, 6/1, 7/6, 8/3, 9/7, 10/5).  See also May 2 & 4 "Whose Next is This?" bird nest identification workshop and bird walk.
    For more info, call (740) 443-2937 or (800) 443-2937 or visit http://www.dawesarb.org
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  • August 3, 2013
    Lancaster Handmade Market
    E Main & Broad Streets;  Historic Downtown; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
    Hours:  9am-1pm.  Shop for items made in Ohio by local craftspeople.  2013 Lancaster Handmade Market dates are 5/4, 6/1, 7/6, 8/3, 9/7, 10/5.
    For more info, call (740) 438-8897 or visit http://www.lancasterhandmademarket.com
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  • August 3, 2013
    The Great Train Robbery
    Hocking Valley Scenic Railway; 33 West Canal St; Nelsonville (Athens county)
    Hours:  6pm, train departs Nelsonville depot for a two-hour trip.  The ever-popular Robbery Trains are family-friendly feature a group of bandits on horseback making an attempt to rob the train.  Play money is distributed to everyone on the train before departure.  The robbers, after stopping the train, will come through to collect the booty.  Guns are used but with blanks; there is a safe atmosphere on board.  These events often sell-out quickly so make reservations as early as possible.  The 2013 events are June 8 and August 3.
    For more info, call (740) 753-9531 or visit http://www.hvsry.org
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    • The 'robbers' will be riders from nearby
      Smoke Rise Ranch
      6751 Hunterdon Rd; Glouster (Athens county)
      Experience the Old West on this 2,000-acre ranch located about 10 miles from the railway near Murray City on State Rte 78.  It is a working cow ranch with real cowboys.  There is horseback riding by the hour on over 100 miles of trail, a variety of cabin and camping rentals, fishing ponds, hiking trail, pool and a playground.  If you are a rider and wish to be part of the group of bandits, call the number below.
      For more info, call (740) 767-2624 or (800) 292-1732 or visit http://www.smokeriseranch.com
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  • August 3, 2013
    Oboes On the Ohio:  A Double Reed Festival
    Ariel-Ann Carson Dater Performing Arts Centre; 426 Second Av; Gallipolis (Gallia county)
    Hours:  10am-10pm.  The Future of Double Reed playing is now at Oboes On the Ohio, designed to showcase the musical flavor of double reeds.  A day of workshops and exhibits for double reed players.  The Ariel is a fully-restored 1895 Opera House and community meeting place.  The Centre is a beautiful venue for special events; it boasts a 462-seat auditorium, a serving kitchen and a large banquet room seating over 100 people, two parlors, a ballroom with hardwood floors and the new Ariel Chamber Theatre and Boardroom.  It also hosts music, ballroom dance and fitness classes.
    For more info, call (740) 446-ARTS (2787) or visit http://arieltheatre.org

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  • August 3, 2013
    Saturday Steak Cookout
    Heritage Vineyard Winery; 27561 Township Rd 45; Warsaw (Coshocton county)
    Hours:  5-9pm.  Cost:  $21.95 per person.  Reservations required, seating is limited.  Dinner includes choice of New York Strip steak or chicken break, that you cook on the readied grills.  It also includes salad, baked potato, rolls and dessert.  The 2013 Saturday Steak Cookout dates are:  July 6, July 20, August 3, August 17, August 31, September 7
    For more info, call (740) 824-4314 or visit http://www.heritagevineyardwinery.com
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  • August 3, 2013
    Zanesville Picnic & Town Hall   * a Deaf and/or Sign Language event
    Lake Isabella; 5960 Fourth St; East Fultonham (Muskingum county)
    Hours:  12-8pm.  Cost:  $2 ages 6 and above, FREE ages 5 and below.  Sponsored by DSC (Deaf Services Center).
    For more info, VP (614) 515-6065 or visit http://www.dsc.org (event flyer) 
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  • August 3, 2013
    People of The Forest - The Hopewell Culture (2 of 3)
    Serpent Mound; 3850 State Rte 73; Peeples (Adams county)
    Hours:  1pm.  Cost:  $7 parking.  The Arc's 2013 Indigenous Legacies Summer Lecture Series will explore three ancient woodland cultures:  Adena, Hopewell, Fort Ancient.  These questions will be addressed:  Who were these peoples?  What distinguished their cultural eras?  What was each culture’s geographic reach?  Who were their contemporaries elsewhere in the continent and the world?  What were their distinguishing artistic and cultural contributions?  First:  July 14, People of the Forest – the Adena Culture – Epic Mound Builders: 1000 to 200 CE.  Presented by Elliot Abrams, Professor of Anthropology, Ohio University.  Second:  August 3, People of the Forest – the Hopewell Culture – Geometry & Astronomy, Written on the Land: 100 BCE to 400 CE.  Presented by Bradley Lepper, Curator of Archaeology for the Ohio Historical Society.  Third:  August 31, People of the Forest – the Fort Ancient Culture – Farmers of the Ohio Valley: 1000-1750 CE.  Presented by Robert Allan Cook, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Ohio State University.
    For more info, call N/A or visit http://arcofappalachia.org/events/people-of-the-forest.html
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  • August 3-4, 2013
    Y-Bridge Art Festival
    Colony Square Mall; Maple Av; Zanesville (Muskingum county)
    Hours:  10am-9pm Saturday, 12-6pm Sunday.  This year is being called "2013 Until We Return to The Bridge" Festival.  Artwork, entertainment, demonstrations, more.
    For more info, call (740) 452-2376 or visit http://www.visitzanesville.com
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  • August 3-4, 2013
    Pickaway County Flea Market
    Pickaway County Fairgrounds; 415 Lancaster Pike (US Rte 22 East); Circleville (Pickaway county)
    Hours:  9am-4pm Saturday & Sunday.  Every month throughout the year, booths are set up outside and inside the coliseum at the fairground.  Come as a vendor to sell your goods or come to browse and buy.
    For more info, call (740) 474-2085 or visit http://www.pickawaycountyfair.info

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  • August 3-4, 2013
    Inland Waterways Festival
    Ohio River Museum; 601 Second St; Marietta (Washington county)
    FREE event.  A salute to the heritage and continued importance of America's rivers, canals and lakes.  Ongoing demonstrations, information booths, music, hands-on activities, tours, boat displays - all examining over 300 years of inland waterways history, historic model boats, steamboat whistles, and historic river craft on the Muskingum and Ohio Rivers.  Story-telling, living history groups and exhibits concerned with current waterway activity.
    For more info, call (740) 373-3750 or visit http://campusmartiusmuseum.org/river.html
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  • August 3-4, 2013
    Family & Friends Jubilee
    Cambridge City Park; Lakeside Dr; Cambridge (Guernsey county)
    Hours:  11am-6pm Saturday, 11am-3pm Sunday.
    For more info, call (740) 432-7590 or 255-5280
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  • August 3-10, 2013
    Ross County Fair
    Ross County Fairgrounds; Chillicothe
    For more info, visit http://www.rosscountyfair.com
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  • August 3-10, 2013
    Hartford Independent Fair
    County Fairgrounds; Utica
    For more info, visit http://www.hartfordfair.com
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  • August 4, 2013
    AOSHO (All Ohio Show Horse Organization) Open Show
    Coshocton County Fairgrounds; 707 Kenilworth Av; Coshocton (Coshocton county)
    Hours:  7:30 a.m.  FREE event, open to the public.
    For more info, call (740) 502-7598 or visit http://aosho.webs.com
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  • August 4, 2013
    MX213 w/5 OMX Races
    Belmont County Fairgrounds; St Clairsville
    Hours:  12-3pm.
    For more info,
    visit http://www.belmontcountytourism.org
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  • August 4, 2013
    Barton Polkafest
    Barton; 52067 Center St; Barton (Belmont county)
    Hours:  2-8pm.  Music, dancing, BBQ chicken, homemade Polish food, door prizes, cash bar (no BYOB or coolers permitted).
    For more info, call (740) 695-3029 or visit http://www.belmontcountytourism.org
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  • August 4, 2013
    Concerts on the Green :: The Belairs

    Denison University Fine Arts Quad; 338 W. Broadway; Granville (Licking county)
    Hours:  6:30-8:30pm Sunday.  Take a trip back to a simpler time – the fabulous 50s and 60s.  Enjoy the Twist, the Mashed Potato and the Stroll; recall the days of soda jerks, letter jackets, poodle skirts, saddle shoes, malt shops and high school hops.  The Belairs will bring back fond memories with their fantastic selection of the hits from this great era in American music.

    For more info, call (740) 587-1976 or 973-0025 or visit http://www.granvillerec.org
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    • COTG (Concerts on the Green) is a series of eight free summer evening concerts.  Bring a picnic, lawn chairs or blanket and the whole family to Denison University’s Fine Arts Quad in Granville.  Performances start at 6:30pm and last approximately ninety minutes with no intermission.  2013 Concerts on the Green schedule:  May 27, June 2, June 16, June 30, July 14, July 28, August 4, August 18
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  • August 4, 2013
    5th Annual Memorial Ice Cream Social
    The Pickering House; 282 Sells Rd; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
    Hours:  11am-1pm.  Remembering Virginia Leigh Pickering, celebrating the life and friendship of a unique and special friend.
    For more info, call (740) 475-0699 or visit http://www.pickerington.net
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  • August 4, 2013
    Pickerington Summer Concert Series, “Ray Fuller and Bluesrockers”
    Sycamore Park Amphitheater; 500 Hereford Dr; Pickerington (Fairfield county)
    Hours:  7-8:30pm.  Cost:  FREE.  Bring your own lawn chair or blanket.
    For more info, call (614) 833-2211 or visit http://www.pickerington.net
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  • August 5-10, 2013
    Scioto County Fair
    Scioto County Fairgrounds; Lucasville
    For more info, visit http://www.sciotocountyfair.com
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  • August 6-10, 2013
    Betty Zane Days
    City Park; 401 S 4th St; Martins Ferry (Belmont county)
    Hours:  5-10pm Weekdays, 5-11pm Saturday-Sunday.
    For more info, call (740) N/A or visit http://www.belmontcountytourism.org
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  • August 8, 2013
    Brunch with Margaret
    Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park; 137 Juliana St; Parkersburg, West Virginia
    Reservations are required; there is a cost for this event.  Board the Island Belle sternwheeler at Citivan Park in Belpre, Ohio, for a trip on the Ohio River to Blennerhassett Island.  Margaret Blennerhassett (portrayed by local actress Debra Conner) has a full morning of activities planned for her guests – you!  She will take you on a tour through her island home, then to a light brunch and a program at the picnic pavilion.  Margaret provides a glimpse into the 18th-century frontier life she and Harman experienced while living on the island.  Ticket includes admission to the Blennerhassett Museum, the mansion tour, a wagon ride, a visit to Maple Shade, and the return trip on the sternwheeler to Citivan Park.  This is a great family outing and is a rain-or-shine event.
    For more info, call (304) 420-4800 or visit http://www.blennerhassettislandstatepark.com
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  • August 8-10, 2013
    25th Annual Baltimore Festival
    Johnson Park; 312 Park Dr; Baltimore (Fairfield county)
    Throughout the years, the Baltimore Festival has afforded area residents the opportunity to showcase their community in pageants, bands, fireworks, great food and a parade.  The festival offers citizens a venue in which to reflect on the benefits of life in the close-knit community.  They have built on the traditions of the past to ensure a future filled with hope and promise.
    For more info, call (740) 438-7881 or visit http://www.baltimorefestival.org
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  • August 8-11, 2013
    Coshocton Canal Festival

    Downtown Coshocton (Coshocton county)

    Festivities to include the fabulous 50s car show, family fun day, canal festival grand parade, canal festival concert and the Mayor’s promenade and reception.
    For more info, call (740) 622-1175 or visit http://www.coshoctontca.com
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  • August 8-11, 2013
    33rd Annual MOPAR Nationals

    National Trail Raceway; 2650 National Rd SW; Hebron (Licking county)
    For more info, call (740) 928-5706 or visit http://www.nationaltrailraceway.com or
    moparnats.org
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  • August 9, 2013
    Friday Night Bandstand
    Main & Broad Streets; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
    Hours:  7pm.  Bring blanket or chair and enjoy a free outdoor concert.  August 2, "Jacked Up"; August 9, "Direct Energy"; August 16, "Swing's the Thing".
    For more info, call (740) 687-6651 or visit http://www.visitfairfieldcounty.org
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  • August 9, 2013
    Pickerington Friday Flick
    Sycamore Park Amphitheater; 500 Hereford Dr; Pickerington (Fairfield county)
    Hours:  Movies begin at dusk.  Bring blanket or chair and enjoy a free outdoor movie.  August 2, "National Treasure"; August 9, "Hook"; August 16, "The Odd Life of Timothy Green".
    For more info, call (614) 833-2211 or visit http://www.visitfairfieldcounty.org
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  • August 9, 2013
    Friday Nights, Live Music & Bonfire
    Shawnee Springs Winery; 20093 County Rd 6; Coshocton (Coshocton county)
    Hours:  6-9pm Fridays, May through August 2013.  Their web site calls the winery a “beautiful piece of land is busting with life and it is our pleasure to cultivate our craft and continue to hand make exceptional wines”.  Just minutes from
    Historic Roscoe Village, make a day of it!
    For more info, call (740) 623-0744 or visit
    http://shawneespringswinery.com
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  • August 9, 2013
    "Rhythm on the River", Summer Music Series
    Riverside Amphitheater; 100 E Main St.; Pomeroy (Meigs county)
    Hours:  8-10pm, Friday.  Cost:  FREE.  Join the Pomeroy Blues & Jazz Society for an evening of live music on the Ohio River.  Featured artist to be announced.
    For more info, call (740) 992-6840 or 992-6524 or visit http://www.pomeroyblues.org
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  • August 9, 2013
    Fairfield County Harvest Showcase Dinner
    Rawn Dairy Farm; Farm Hatter Road; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
    Hours:  6-9pm (6pm social hour, 7pm dinner).  Cost:  $60 adults, $20 children; register by July 26.  Enjoy a multi-course dinner prepared by an area chef using locally-produced foods from Fairfield County farms.  The evening includes a souvenir wine glass, a tour of the dairy and the opportunity to talk to farmers.  This event is perfect for anyone interested in learning about locally-produced foods and a working dairy farm, while visiting with neighbors, farmers and other food enthusiasts.
    For more info, call (740) 474-6284 or visit http://ofbf.org/
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  • August 9-10, 2013

    Arts & Antiques Street Fair

    Historic Roscoe Village; 600 N Whitewoman St; Coshocton (Coshocton county)

    Hours:  12-9pm Friday, 9am-5pm Saturday.  Admission:  FREE.  Sponsored by the RVBA (Roscoe Village Business Association).  Vendor Booth spaces $100.

    For more info, call (740) 622-7644 or visit http://www.roscoevillage.com
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  • August 9-10, 2013
    Seussical the Musical
    Sterling Community Theatre; 430 S Main St; Pataskala (Licking county)
    Hours:  7-9:30pm.  Admission:  $5 at the door.  The Sterling Youth Theatre presents a musical version of the Seuss books 'The Cat in the Hat' and 'Horton Hears a Who' based on the smash Broadway production.  See also "Shrek the Musical" show dates September 13-14 and 20-21.
    For more info, call N/A or visit http://www.sterlingtheatre.com
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  • August 9-11, 2013

    Bakersville Homecoming & Chicken BBQ

    Bakersville Community Park; State Rte 751 (Coshocton county)
    Friday, chicken barbeque and antique tractor full.  Saturday and Sunday will feature tractor pulls with the stone boat.  Sandwiches, soup and lots of other foods will be served.  There will be entertainment both Friday and Saturday evenings.
    For more info, call (740) 545-7269 or visit N/A
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  • August 9-11, 2013
    45th Annual Salt Fork Arts & Crafts Festival
    Cambridge City Park; Lakeside Dr; Cambridge (Guernsey county)
    Hours:  3-8pm Friday, 10am-8pm Saturday, 10am-4pm Sunday.  Cost:  FREE.  One of the premier summer events in historic Cambridge and the greater Appalachian area.
    For more info, call (740) 705-2175 or visit http://www.saltforkfestival.org
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  • August 9-11, 2013
    Heritage Music BluesFest 2013
    Heritage Port Amphitheater; 1200 Water St; Wheeling, WV
    For more info, call (304) 238-6064 or visit http://heritagemusicfest.com
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  • August 10, 2013
    Bremen Antique Tractor Show & Hog Roast
    Howell Park; Bremen (Fairfield county)
    Hours:  11am parade of antique tractors, 12-4pm hog roast.
    For more info, call (740) 569-4457 or visit http://bremenareahistoricalsociety.org
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  • August 10, 2013

    Fur Peace Station 2013 Concert Series:  Tom Rush

    Fur Peace Ranch Guitar Camp; 39495 St Clair Rd; Pomeroy (Meigs county)
    These events are quickly sold out so be sure to call before making a trip to this venue.
    For more info, call (740) 992-6228 or visit http://www.furpeaceranch.com
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  • August 10, 2013
    Perseid Meteor Shower Party

    Dillon State Park; 5265 Dillon Hills Dr; Nashport (Muskingum county)
    Hours:  10pm.  Admission:  FREE.  Location:  Sky Deck.  Bring a camp chair, pad or cot, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages.  Telescopes will be set up for viewing other celestial objects as well.  Join us for a night under the stars!

    For more info, call (740) or visit http://www.visitzanesville.com
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  • August 10, 2013
    Zane Grey Night at the Movies, “Riders of the Purple Sage”
    National Road / Zane Grey Museum; 8850 East Pike; Norwich  (Muskingum county)
    Hours:  7-9pm.  Admission by donation.  Night 3 in a series of 3 events; June 8, July 13, August 10.  Movie from 1941 starring George Montgomery, Mary Howard and Robert Barrat.  The story of Jane Withersteen and her battle to overcome her persecution by members of the Mormon faith.  John Montgomery, as Lassiter the famous gunman, tries to help Jane.  Great action movie.
    For more info, call (740) 872-3143 or visit http://johnglennhome.org
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  • August 10, 2013
    Dog Days of Summer Music Festival

    Uncle Buck's Riding Stable & Dance Barn; 73930 Buck Lane; New Marshfield (Athens county)
    Hours:  Music starts at 8:00 p.m.  Cover charge $5 (100% goes to the band).  Uncle Buck's is a "unique attraction located near Lake Hope State Park surrounded by Zaleski State Forest".  With Trip Dog, Blues Cowboys, Without Papers, Skattoo.
    For more info, call (740) 664-2428 or visit http://www.unclebucksstable.com
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  • August 10, 2013
    Wine & Swine
    Heritage Vineyard Winery; 27561 Township Rd 45; Warsaw (Coshocton county)
    Hours:  6-9pm.  Music by Mark Stripes and Minus One.
    For more info, call (740) 824-4314 or visit http://www.heritagevineyardwinery.com
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  • August 10, 20132nd Sand Co-Ed Volleyball Tournament * a Deaf and/or Sign Language event
    Bogey Inn; 6013 Glick Rd; Dublin (Franklin county)
    Hours:  11am captains/coach meeting, 12:30pm teams meetings, 1pm game starts.  Cost:  $10 players, $5 fans.  Sponsored by D-PAH! (Deaf Positive Attitude Health) and OAD (Ohio Association of the Deaf).  Deaf, hard of hearing, hearing and CODA communities welcome.
    For more info, call (N/A) or visit http://www.dsc.org (event flyer)
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  • August 10, 2013
    CAD Picnic * a Deaf and/or Sign Language event
    CCH Shelter House; 1055 Colony Dr; Westerville (Franklin county)
    Hours:  11am-6pm.  Admission:  $5 with covered dish, $8 without covered dish, $3 children aged 10-17 years, FREE children up to 9 years.  $10 fee for cornhole tournament.  Bring your own lawn chairs.  There will be a variety of games.  See details at the link below.
    For more info, call (N/A) or visit http://www.dsc.org (event flyer)
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  • August 10, 2013
    Ole Car Club's Car Show
    Gallipolis City Park; 300 Block of Second Av; Gallipolis (Gallia county)
    Hours:  9am-3pm.
    For more info, call (740) 446-0643 or visit N/A
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  • August 10, 2013
    143rd Annual Rio Grande Bean Dinner
    Bob Evans Farm; 791 Farmview Dr; Rio Grande (Athens county)
    Hours:  11am-3pm.  Bean soup, coffee, entertainment.  Sponsored by Rio Grande Memorial Association.
    For more info, call (740) 286-2915 or visit http://www.bobevans.com
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  • August 10-11, 2013
    ANN Radio Control Fly-In
    Bob Evans Farm; 791 Farmview Dr; Rio Grande (Athens county)
    Hours:  9am-5pm.  Non-competitive fly-in and scale flying event.
    For more info, call (740) 286-2915 or visit http://www.bobevans.com
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  • August 10-11, 2013
    Coshocton Flea Market
    Coshocton County Fairgrounds; 707 Kenilworth Av; Coshocton (Coshocton county)
    Hours:  8:30am-4pm Saturday, 11am-3pm Sunday.  FREE event.  Sponsored by the Coshocton Agricultural Society.  FREE appraisals Sunday from noon until 2:00 p.m.  Shoppers are sure to find great deals on fine treasures at this flea market held one weekend each month April through August; 2013 dates are April 13-14, May 11-12, June 7-9, July 13-14, August 10-11.  Each show features a variety of dealers with antiques, collectibles, glassware, coins, furniture, war relics, vintage jewelry, advertising items, books, knives, tools, old toys, post cards, more.
    For more info, call (740) 294-9013 or visit http://www.coshoctoncountyfair.org
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  • August 10-25, 2013
    Art Show
    Dawes Arboretum; 7770 Jacksontown Rd SE; Newark (Licking county)
    Opening Night hours 6-8pm.  Show hours:  8am-5pm.  The Arboretum and Licking County Arts collaborate to bring you an art show featuring artists from all over central Ohio.  Works can include media such as watercolor, oil paint, fabric art, photography, sculpture and more.  To enter artwork in the show, participants must be a member of The Arboretum or Licking County Arts.  Contact Dawes for specifications on entering artwork in the show.
    For more info, call (740) 443-2937 or (800) 443-2937 or visit http://www.dawesarb.org
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  • August 11, 2013
    Lancaster Community Band Concert
    Rising Park; 1100 N High St; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
    Hours:  9pm.  FREE outdoor concert.  Bring a lawn chair or blanket.
    For more info, call (740) 756-4430 or visit http://www.visitfairfieldcounty.org
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  • August 11, 2013
    Reality Dreams/Toys for Share Open Horse Show
    Fairfield County Fairgrounds; 157 E Fair Av; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
    For more info, call (740) 385-3431 or visit http://www.visitfairfieldcounty.org
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  • August 11, 2013
    Pickerington Summer Concert Series, “Paradise Island”
    Sycamore Park Amphitheater; 500 Hereford Dr; Pickerington (Fairfield county)
    Hours:  7-8:30pm.  Cost:  FREE.  Bring your own lawn chair or blanket.
    For more info, call (614) 833-2211 or visit http://www.pickerington.net
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  • August 11-17, 2013
    Muskingum County Fair
    Muskingum County Fairgrounds; Zanesville
    For more info, visit http://www.muskingumcofair.com
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  • August 12, 2013
    Look Good, Feel Better
    Cancer Resource Center; 616 Forest Rose Av; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
    Hours:  11am-1pm Monday.  FREE event; registration is required.  This program is designed for any woman undergoing cancer treatment.  It will be a day of bonding and friendship while learning skin care and make-up tips.  Other 213 dates are: 
    September 9
    For more info, call (888) 227-6446 American Cancer Society or visit http://www.fmchealth.org
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  • August 12-17, 2013
    150th Meigs County Fair
    Meigs County Fairgrounds; Pomeroy (Meigs county)
    Hours:  7am-11pm daily.  Senior Citizens Day is Thursday, August 15.  Entertainment, truck and tractor pulls, ATV drag racing and other ATV-related events, tough track, tug-a-truck, draft horse pull, livestock and animal competition and judging, karaoke, everything that makes county fairs great!
    For more info, visit http://www.themeigscountyfair.com
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  • August 13, 2013
    Child & Infant CPR Class
    Fairfield Medical Center; 401 N Ewing St; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
    Hours:  6-9pm Monday.  Cost is $35 and pre-registration is required.  Learn what to do in an emergency and how to clear an obstructed airway.  Other 2013 dates are:  Tuesday September 10.  (See also Saturday Adult, Child & Infant CPR Class 2013 dates May 4, June 1, August 24, September 7)
    For more info, call (740) 687-8007 or visit http://www.fmchealth.org
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  • August 14, 2013
    Read All About It!  A Book Club for Adults
    Perry County District Library; Somerset Branch; 103 Public Square; Somerset (Perry county)
    Hours:  1-2:30pm.  "The Snowman" by Jo Nesbo.  This book will also be discussed Tuesday, August 20 at the Perry County Senior Center in New Lexington.  The last 2013 Read All About It! club meeting will be 10/9.
    For more info, call (740) 342-4194 or 743-1161 or visit http://www.pcdl.org
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  • August 14, 2013
    Grandparenting Class
    Fairfield Medical Center; 401 N Ewing St; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
    Hours:  6-7:30pm Wednesday in the 2nd floor conference room.  Cost:  FREE, registration required.  Learn about grandparenting roles, safety proofing your house and basic baby care.  A tour of the Maternity Unit is included.  Other 2013 class dates are:  9/18.
    For more info, call (740) 687-8218 or visit http://www.fmchealth.org
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  • August 14-17, 2013
    Pataskala Street Fair & Parade
    Main St; Pataskala (Licking county)
    Hours:  6-11pm Wednesday-Friday, 12-11pm Saturday, the grand parade stars noon Saturday.  Sponsored by the West Licking Firefighters Association, enjoy games and entertainment, food, midway and rides.
    For more info, call N/A or visit http://pataskalachamber.com
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  • August 14-17, 2013
    Nelsonville Parade of the Hills   * One of SE Ohio's Most Popular Events!
    Historic Public Square; Nelsonville (Athens county)
    Annually the third full weekend in August.  Parade of the Hills has become one of the state’s premiere family festivals.  You will be treated to great family entertainment, regional art, home cooking, concessions, a midway and carnival, Pie Contest & Auction, 5k Run & Walk, Street Games and Athletic Day for kids, parades, the Ohio State Fiddling Contest.  Nightly entertainment is free.
    For more info, call (740) N/A or visit http://www.paradeofthehills.org
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  • August 14-18, 2013
    9th Annual "Little Seeds, Big Tractors"
    COSI (Center of Science & Industry); 333 W Broad St; Columbus (Franklin county)
    Hours:  10am-5pm.  Admission:  $3 discount on a Classics Exhibits ticket by visiting the web site below and using the code OFB2013.  This 9th annual event brings the farm to the city.  Climb into the cabs of tractors, combines and other farm equipment.  Grab your boots and learn about raising crops and livestock.  Check out huge farming equipment, see a baby chick hatch, 'milk' the fiberglass cow and grow your own seed necklace.
    For more info, call (614) 228-2674 or visit http://www.cosi.org
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  • August 15, 2013
    Third Thursday Event Series:  A Taste of Pickaway
    Downtown; Circleville (Pickaway county)
    Hours:  5-9pm.  A different theme each month.  Upcoming event theme:  September 19, “Pizza Challenge”.
    For more info, call (740) 474-3636 or visit http://www.pickaway.com/festivals.html
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  • August 15-17, 2013
    Lore City Festival
    Leatherwood Park; 204 Main St; Lore City (Guernsey county)
    Hours:  4-10pm Thursday, 11am-11pm Saturday.  Grand parade 5pm Saturday. 
    For more info, call (740) 260-0558 or visit N/A
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  • August 16, 2013
    The Ohio State Fiddling Contest
    Stuart's Opera House; 52 Public Square; Nelsonville (Athens county)
    Hours:  6pm.  This is definitely one of if not the premier fiddling event in Ohio!  Whether you're a fiddler or someone who enjoys fiddling, this contest will put a smile on your face and have you tapping your toes in no time.  The Grand Champion will be eligible to compete in the 61st Annual National Oldtime Fiddlers' Contest held annually in the third full week of June in Weiser, Idaho.
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  • August 16, 2013
    Friday Night Bandstand
    Main & Broad Streets; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
    Hours:  7pm.  Bring blanket or chair and enjoy a free outdoor concert.  August 2, "Jacked Up"; August 9, "Direct Energy"; August 16, "Swing's the Thing".
    For more info, call (740) 687-6651 or visit http://www.visitfairfieldcounty.org
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  • August 16, 2013
    Pickerington Friday Flick
    Sycamore Park Amphitheater; 500 Hereford Dr; Pickerington (Fairfield county)
    Hours:  Movies begin at dusk.  Bring blanket or chair and enjoy a free outdoor movie.  August 2, "National Treasure"; August 9, "Hook"; August 16, "The Odd Life of Timothy Green".
    For more info, call (614) 833-2211 or visit http://www.visitfairfieldcounty.org
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  • August 16, 2013
    Friday Nights, Live Music & Bonfire
    Shawnee Springs Winery; 20093 County Rd 6; Coshocton (Coshocton county)
    Hours:  6-9pm Fridays, May through August 2013.  Their web site calls the winery a “beautiful piece of land is busting with life and it is our pleasure to cultivate our craft and continue to hand make exceptional wines”.  Just minutes from
    Historic Roscoe Village, make a day of it!
    For more info, call (740) 623-0744 or visit
    http://shawneespringswinery.com
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  • August 16-18, 2013
    Fairfield County Antique Tractor Club Show
    Alley Park; 2805 Old Logan Rd; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
    Hours:  1-3pm Friday, 8am-5pm Saturday, 11am-3pm Sunday.  Admission and parking are FREE.
    For more info, call (740) 756-9146 or visit http://www.fairfieldcountytractorclub.com
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  • August 16-18, 2013
    Parkersburg Homecoming Festival 2013
    Second St; Parkersburg, WV
    Featuring 70s Folk Rock band, America.  Pageants, talent show, concessions, arts and crafts, flea market, rubber ducky derby, chess tournament, cornhole tournament, Minibel 18-hole scramble, fishing contest, petting zoo, carnival rides, half marathon, fireworks, more.
    For more info, call (304) 482-5275 or visit http://www.parkersburg-homecoming.com
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  • August 17, 2013
    St Clairsville Rib Fest
    Old Fairgrounds; 102 Fair Av; St Clairsville (Belmont county)
    Hours:  12-9pm.  Food, entertainment, craft show.  Bring your own seating to watch entertainment.  No alcohol.
    For more info, call (740) 695-2037 or visit http://www.belmontcountytourism.org
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  • August 17, 2013
    Ohio Valley Opry
    Twin City Opera House; 15 W Main St; McConnelsville (Morgan county)
    Hours:  7pm, doors open at 6pm.  If you enjoy country and bluegrass, come to the Opry!  Emcee, Matt Coleman.  Before or after the shows, be sure to visit the Bluebell Diner just across the street from the opera house.  The 2013 schedule: the third Saturday of each month January-November (1/19, 2/16, 3/16, 4/20, 5/18, 6/15, 7/20, 8/17, 9/21, 10/19, 11/16), and the first Saturday in December (12/7). 
    For more info, call (740) 962-4909 or visit http://www.ohiovalleyopry.com 
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  • August 17, 2013
    Chef in the Vineyard Dinner
    Terra Cotta Vineyards; 2285 Rix Mills Rd; New Concord (Coshocton county)
    Hours:  7:00 p.m. dinner begins, wine tasting is earlier.  $ 35 plus tax per person by reservation secured with a credit card at time of scheduling.  This is a true destination experience!  Bill Bird, Executive Chef for Zandex, will prepare a fabulous, two-entree dinner and provide great cooking tips.  Each dinner concludes with a flaming dessert presentation; everyone in the tasting room can observe and enjoy.  Chef in the Vineyard Dinners 2013 dates are 1/18, 2/15, 3/15, 4/19, 5/17, 6/21, 7/12, 8/17, 9/20, 10/11, 11/15, 12/13.
    For more info, call (740) 872-3791 or visit http://www.terracottavineyards.com
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  • August 17, 2013
    Island Fireworks Adventure & Family Fireworks Cruise
    Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park; 137 Juliana St; Parkersburg, West Virginia
    Board the Island Belle sternwheeler at Citivan Park in Belpre, Ohio, for a trip on the Ohio River to Blennerhassett Island.  Enjoy the best and relaxing view for the Parkersburg Homecoming Fireworks Display.  Get an even better seat on the Island Belle Family Fireworks Cruise; seats are limited and reservations are required.
    For more info, call (304) 420-4800 or visit http://www.blennerhassettislandstatepark.com
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  • August 17, 2013
    Blues Cowboys with Linda Dachtyl
    Uncle Buck's Riding Stable & Dance Barn; 73930 Buck Lane; New Marshfield (Athens county)
    A "unique attraction located near Lake Hope State Park surrounded by Zaleski State Forest" is Uncle Buck’s.  Playing this evening are Blues Cowboys and Linda Dachtyl.
    For more info, call (740) 664-2428 or visit http://www.unclebucksstable.com
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  • August 17, 2013
    Saturday Steak Cookout
    Heritage Vineyard Winery; 27561 Township Rd 45; Warsaw (Coshocton county)
    Hours:  5-9pm.  Cost:  $21.95 per person.  Reservations required, seating is limited.  Dinner includes choice of New York Strip steak or chicken break, that you cook on the readied grills.  It also includes salad, baked potato, rolls and dessert.  The 2013 Saturday Steak Cookout dates are:  July 6, July 20, August 3, August 17, August 31, September 7
    For more info, call (740) 824-4314 or visit http://www.heritagevineyardwinery.com
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  • August 17, 2013
    Picnic with The Pops
    Harris Riverfront Park; Huntington, West Virginia
    Hours:  5pm.  Cost:  see web site below.  Huntington Symphony Orchestra.  Bring the family, 'be a part of the tradition, start the memories'.  The 2013 events are:  June 22 featuring J Mark McVey performing Broadway melodies; July 20 featuring Kimo Bond performing hits from James Bond movies; August 17 Landau Eugene Murphy performing 'The Great American Songbook'.
    For more info, call (304) 781-8343 or visit http://huntingtonsymphony.org
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  • August 17, 2013
    DKTC Family Day   * a Deaf and/or Sign Language event
    Alum Creek Park North; 221 W Main St; Westerville (Franklin county)
    Hours:  11am-3pm.  Must RSVP before August 14 by VP (614) 515-6065 or by voice (614) 841-1991.  Meat for barbeque and drinks provided.  Attendees should bring a covered dish.  Event sponsored by DSC (Deaf Services Center).  Celebrate the end of summer with family and friends.  Activities and playground for kids, shade and shelter for parents.
    For more info, VP or call the numbers above or see http://www.dsc.org (event flyer)
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  • August 17, 2013
    Cambridge Classic Cruise-In
    Downtown; Cambridge (Guernsey county)
    Hours:  11am-6pm.
    For more info, call (740) 439-2238 or visit http://www.downtowncambridge.com
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  • August 17, 2013
    2013 Dog Paddle
    Heath City Water Park; 1287 Hebron Rd; Heath (Licking county)
    Hours:  4-8pm.  Cost:  $10 per dog, two adults admitted FREE with a paid dog admission; must register in advance.  Bring your ‘best friends’ out for a fun evening of pooches in the Activity Pool and the Lazy River.  This third annual event's proceeds benefit Licking County Animal Shelter – Animal Spay & Neuter program.  Proof of current county dog license and rabies vaccination is required.
    For more info, call (740) 973-3060 or visit http://www.lcounty.com/ac/lcaso/
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  • August 17-18
    Community Yard Sale in the Park
    Gallipolis City Park; 300 Block of Second Av; Gallipolis (Gallia county)
    Hours:  9am-3pm.  Individuals may rent a 16' x 30' section around the park.  Permit fee for each space is $10; must be pre-registered at Code Enforcement office.
    For more info, call (740) 441-6022 or visit http://www.cityofgallipolis.com
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  • August 17-18, 2013
    St. Clairsville Ohio Kennel Club AKC Dog Show
    For more info, call (740) 942-3262 or visit https://www.facebook.com/stcohiokennelclub
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  • August 17-18, 2013
    Mid-Ohio Fiber Fair
    COTC/OSU Newark Campus; 1209 University Dr; Newark (Licking county)
    Hours:  9am-5pm Saturday, 10am-3pm Sunday.  Yarn, roving and fiber in wool, alpaca, angora, cashmere, mohair, also beautiful finished items.  Vendors of all types of fibers and fiber tools.  Demonstrations and classes are also being offered.
    For more info, call (740) 000 or visit http://www.midohiofiberfair.com
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  • August 18, 2013
    Concerts on the Green :: The Reaganomics
    Denison University Fine Arts Quad; 338 W. Broadway; Granville (Licking county)
    Hours:  6:30-8:30pm Sunday.  It is also GRD (Granville Recreation District) Volunteer Appreciation Day.  The Columbus-based Reaganomics is an electrifying 80s show.  Launched in 1996, the members - Sully Caradonna, Keenan Blanke, Paul Shamell, Ron Morrison and Kas Streif - cover hits from Tom Petty, Robert Palmer, Journey, Commodores, Van Halen, Bon Jovi and hundreds of others.  Their upbeat show appeals to crowds of all ages.
    For more info, call (740) 587-1976 or 973-0025 or visit http://www.granvillerec.org
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    • COTG (Concerts on the Green) is a series of eight free summer evening concerts.  Bring a picnic, lawn chairs or blanket and the whole family to Denison University’s Fine Arts Quad in Granville.  Performances start at 6:30pm and last approximately ninety minutes with no intermission.  2013 Concerts on the Green schedule:  May 27, June 2, June 16, June 30, July 14, July 28, August 4, August 18
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  • August 18, 2013
    Pickerington Summer Concert Series, “British Invasion”
    Sycamore Park Amphitheater; 500 Hereford Dr; Pickerington (Fairfield county)
    Hours:  7-8:30pm.  Cost:  FREE.  Bring your own lawn chair or blanket.
    For more info, call (614) 833-2211 or visit http://www.pickerington.net
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  • August 18, 2013
    "Les Miserables"
    University of Rio Grande, Fine & Performing Arts Center; Rio Grande (Gallia county)
    For more info, call (740) 446-3834 or visit http://www.frenchartcolony.org
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  • August 18, 2013
    Columbus Polo Club on the Great Lawn
    Bryn du Mansion; 537 Jones Rd; Granville (Licking county)
    Hours:  2pm.  Admission:  FREE.  The picturesque front lawn of the historic Bryn Du Mansion plays home field to the Columbus Polo Club.  Pack up blankets, a snack and drinks, and bring the family to enjoy an afternoon in the sun and watch a great polo match.
    For more info, call N/A or visit http://columbuspoloclub.com
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  • August 19-24, 2013
    Monroe County Fair
    Monroe County Fairgrounds; Woodsfield
    For more info, visit http://www.monroecountyfair.net
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  • August 20-24, 2013
    50th Annual Carroll Old-Timers Festival
    Village of Carroll (Fairfield county)
    Fun family event!  1860s baseball game, car show, rides, parade, kiddies tractor pulls, food, music, more.
    For more info, call (740) 415-0502 or visit http://www.carrolloldtimers.org
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  • August 21-25, 2013
    South Bloomfield Old Village Days
    Village Park; State Rte 316 W; South Bloomfield (Pickaway county)
    This annual event starts the third Wednesday of August.  It features entertainment, parades, famous fish sandwiches and the queens contest.
    For more info, call (740) 983-2541 or visit http://www.pickaway.com/festivals.html
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  • August 22, 2013
    Brunch with Margaret
    Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park; 137 Juliana St; Parkersburg, West Virginia
    Reservations are required; there is a cost for this event.  Board the Island Belle sternwheeler at Citivan Park in Belpre, Ohio, for a trip on the Ohio River to Blennerhassett Island.  Margaret Blennerhassett (portrayed by local actress Debra Conner) has a full morning of activities planned for her guests – you!  She will take you on a tour through her island home, then to a light brunch and a program at the picnic pavilion.  Margaret provides a glimpse into the 18th-century frontier life she and Harman experienced while living on the island.  Ticket includes admission to the Blennerhassett Museum, the mansion tour, a wagon ride, a visit to Maple Shade, and the return trip on the sternwheeler to Citivan Park.  This is a great family outing and is a rain-or-shine event.
    For more info, call (304) 420-4800 or visit http://www.blennerhassettislandstatepark.com
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  • August 22-25, 2013
    28th Annual Obetz Zucchinifest
    Memorial Park; Obetz (Franklin county)
    Hours:  5-10pm Thursday, 5-11pm Friday, 10am-11pm Saturday, 11am-6pm Sunday.  A four-day, family-oriented event that celebrates the zucchini.  Enjoy first class entertainment, rides and food.  The event also features a parade, cruise-in, pageant, arts and crafts tents.  Plenty of FREE parking is available.
    For more info, call (614) 491-1080 or visit http://www.obetzzucchinifest.com
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  • August 23, 2013
    Friday Nights, Live Music & Bonfire
    Shawnee Springs Winery; 20093 County Rd 6; Coshocton (Coshocton county)
    Hours:  6-9pm Fridays, May through August 2013.  Their web site calls the winery a “beautiful piece of land is busting with life and it is our pleasure to cultivate our craft and continue to hand make exceptional wines”.  Just minutes from
    Historic Roscoe Village, make a day of it!
    For more info, call (740) 623-0744 or visit
    http://shawneespringswinery.com
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  • August 23, 2013
    CABS (Childcare & Babysitting Safety)
    Fairfield Medical Center; 401 N Ewing St; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
    Hours:  8:30am-3:30pm in Classrooms B and C.  Cost is $35 and registration is required.  Learn what to do in an emergency, what to expect at what age and how to positively discipline kids.  Participants will receive CPR and Foreign Body Airway Obstruction training.  The class is open to children ages 11-15.
    For more info, call (740) 687-8007 or visit http://www.fmchealth.org
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  • August 23-24, 2013
    Beat the Heat World Finals
    National Trail Raceway; 2650 National Rd SW; Hebron (Licking county)
    JEGS ET Series #9, 99.7 The Blitz Street Fights, NHRA Street Legal, NAPA Night at National Trail Raceway.
    For more info, call (740) 928-5706 or visit http://www.nationaltrailraceway.com
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  • August 24, 2013
    Fur Peace Station 2013 Concert Series:  Ruthie  Foster
    Fur Peace Ranch Guitar Camp; 39495 St Clair Rd; Pomeroy (Meigs county)
    These events are quickly sold out so be sure to call before making a trip to this venue.
    For more info, call (740) 992-6228 or visit http://www.furpeaceranch.com
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  • August 24, 2013
    Three Rivers Bluegrass :: Northwest Territory Bluegrass Band
    Coshocton Village Inn & Suites; 115 N Water St; Coshocton (Coshocton county)
    Admission:  $ 5.00, children 12 and under FREE.  Food and non-alcoholic drinks available starting at 5:30 p.m. furnished by Relay for Life Team Alana.  Hours:  6-11pm.  Sugar Creek Bluegrass Band will be opening.  Max Hardesty, the one-man-band, will play from 6-6:45 p.m.; the featured band will play from 7-9pm.  Following is an open acoustic jam from 9:15-11pm – come play and share your music.  Make note of the 2013 show dates:  1/25, 2/9, 3/23, 4/20, 5/25, 6/22, 7/27, 8/24, 9/27, 11/23, 12/28 (no October show).  Need more Bluegrass?  Every Sunday be sure to tune to WQKT-FM104.5 from 8am-10am for the Picks & Bows Bluegrass Show.
    For more info, call (740) 498-8456 Duane or Clenda Hardesty or email duane1000@roadrunner.com
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  • August 24, 2013
    Snider Heart & Lung 5-Mile Run/Walk
    Fairfield Medical Center; 401 N Ewing St; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
    Hours:  This annual 5-mile run/walk and the 1-mile walk starts at FMC.  Proceeds benefit FMC's cardiopulmonary patients.  Call the number below to register.
    For more info, call (740) 689-6893 or visit http://www.fmchealth.org
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  • August 24, 2013
    Crowtown Country Fest with Marty Stuart
    Coshocton Airport Amphitheater; 24632 Airport Rd; Coshocton (Coshocton county)
    Hours:  6:30pm.  Admission:  $30 lawn seats, $60 VIP tickets include up-close seating, parking pass, complimentary program, bottled water and more.  Also playing are the Kentucky Headhunters and Johnny Hiland.
    For more info, call (740) 622-2252 or visit http://www.coshoctonairportamphitheater.com
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  • August 24, 2013
    Adult, Child & Infant CPR Class
    Fairfield Medical Center; 401 N Ewing St; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
    Hours:  8:30am-12pm.  Cost is $35 and pre-registration is required.  Learn what to do in an emergency and how to clear an obstructed airway.  All participants will need to pass a written exam to receive a certification card.  Other 2013 class dates are:  9/7.  (See also evening Infant/Child CPR Class dates 2/20, 3/12, 4/22, 5/6, 6/11, 7/15, 8/13, 9/10.)
    For more info, call (740) 687-8007 or visit http://www.fmchealth.org
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  • August 24, 2013
    Mt. Pleasant Shootout Truck & Tractor Pull
    Fairfield County Fairgrounds; 157 E Fair Av; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
    For more info, call (740) 653-3041 or visit http://www.visitfairfieldcounty.org
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  • August 24, 2013
    An Orthopteran Symphony:  The Songs of Insects
    Dawes Arboretum; 7770 Jacksontown Rd SE; Newark (Licking county)
    Hours:  7:30-9:30pm in the Red Barn area.  Guest presenter, Jim McCormac, from the Ohio Division Wildlife, for a fascinating and informative program.  Delve into a world seldom seen but often heard, that of singing insects in a nocturnal field trip through the grounds of Dawes.  Learn to recognize many of the common species by their sounds.  Bring a flashlight.
    For more info, call (740) 443-2937 or (800) 443-2937 or visit http://www.dawesarb.org
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  • August 24-25, 2013
    33rd West Virginia State Honey Festival
    City Park; 1920 Park Av; Parkersburg, WV
    Hours:  9am-7pm Saturday, 10am-5pm Sunday.
    For more info, call (304) 295-6941 or visit http://www.wvhoneyfestival.org
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  • July 28, 2013
    Columbus Polo Club on the Great Lawn
    Bryn du Mansion; 537 Jones Rd; Granville (Licking county)
    Hours:  2pm.  Admission:  FREE.  The picturesque front lawn of the historic Bryn Du Mansion plays home field to the Columbus Polo Club.  Pack up blankets, a snack and drinks, and bring the family to enjoy an afternoon in the sun and watch a great polo match.
    For more info, call N/A or visit http://columbuspoloclub.com
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  • August 26-31, 2013
    Noble County Fair
    Noble County Fairgrounds; Caldwell
    For more info, visit http://www.noblecountyfair.net
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    • Farm Facts Scavenger Hunt
      Locate farm facts in the barns on the county fairgrounds to register to win a gas grill at the Farm Bureau booth.  Cost:  FREE, included with fair ticket; no registration required.
      For more info, call (740) 425-3681
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  • August 28-31, 2013
    Millersport Sweet Corn Festival
    Historic Lions Park; 2900 Chautauqua Blvd (State Rte 204); Millersport (Fairfield county)
    Hours:  5-11pm Wednesday-Friday, 11am-11pm Saturday.  FREE admission, small fee for parking.  Enjoy hot ears of sweet corn dripping with butter, a large midway, tractor pulls, square dancing, contests, clogging, Heritage Village, farm exhibits, crafts and lots of festival foods that can be enjoyed in the shaded picnic grove.  There will be a grand parade Wednesday at 6pm, Nashville country music shows Friday and Saturday at 8pm, a 5k Run at 9am Saturday. 
    For more info, call (740) 467-3639 or visit http://www.sweetcornfest.com
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  • August 29 - September 2, 2013
    Portsmouth River Days
    Historic Bonneyfiddle District; Portsmouth (Scioto county)
    Annual event beginning the Thursday before the Labor Day weekend.  Come to the riverfront and the adjacent historic Bonneyfiddle District.  There is free nightly entertainment on the riverfront stage, arts and crafts, midway rides.  There is late model racing Friday and Saturday nights at Portsmouth Raceway Park.  The Grand Parade begins 11am Saturday.  Fireworks Extravaganza at 10pm Sunday.  The Antique & Collector Car Show runs Monday from 9am-4pm.
    For more info, call (740) 357-5059 or visit http://www.portsmouthriverdays.org
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  • August 30, 2013
    Final Fridays on the Square
    Historic Square Arts District; Nelsonville (Athens county)
    Hours:  6-10pm.  Cost:  FREE.  A monthly community arts event held every month except December; 2013 dates are 1/25, 2/22, 3/29, 4/26, 5/31, 6/28, 7/26, 8/30, 9/27, 10/25, 11/29.  Galleries and retail shops stay open late.  Visitors to the square can watch artists at work in their studios, as well as new exhibits, art chats, artists’ demonstrations, plays and musical shows.
    For more info, call (740) 753-3391 or 753-1011 or visit http://www.nelsonvillearts.com
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    • FREE Summer Concert Series:  Corey Harris Band
      Stuart's Opera House; 52 Public Square; Nelsonville (Athens county)
      Hours:  7:30p.  Cost:  FREE, no tickets needed.  Live music outside in the Stuart's parking lot on the Final Fridays on the Square events held June through September.  In case of bad weather the concert will be moved inside the Opera House.
      For more info, call (740) 753-1294 or visit http://www.stuartsoperahouse.org
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  • August 30, 2013
    Friday Nights, Live Music & Bonfire
    Shawnee Springs Winery; 20093 County Rd 6; Coshocton (Coshocton county)
    Hours:  6-9pm Fridays, May through August 2013.  Their web site calls the winery a “beautiful piece of land is busting with life and it is our pleasure to cultivate our craft and continue to hand make exceptional wines”.  Just minutes from
    Historic Roscoe Village, make a day of it!
    For more info, call (740) 623-0744 or visit
    http://shawneespringswinery.com
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  • August 30, 2013
    Family Friday Night at COSI
    COSI (Center of Science & Industry); 333 W Broad St; Columbus (Franklin county)
    Hours:  5-9pm.  Admission:  $ 9.95 after 5pm.  Extended hours so families can visit, learn and play late!  Reduced admission - a savings of over $ 13 - includes all of the permanent exhibitions plus a movie on the seven-story Extreme Screen Theater.  Movies at the Extreme Screen Theater show at 5pm, 6pm, 7pm and 8pm.  Watch and participate in learning about science in a fun way through hands on activities and demonstrations.  Family Friday Nights are held the last Friday of each month; 2013 dates are 1/25, 2/22, 3/29, 4/26, 5/31, 6/28, 7/26, 8/30, 9/27, 10/25, 11/29 and 12/27.
    For more info, call (614) 228-2674 or visit http://www.cosi.org
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  • August 30, 2013
    Final Friday:  Jail Tour, History Walk & Antique Fair
    Courthouse Square; Newark (Licking county)
    Hours:  4-8pm.  Cost:  $10 adults, FREE for children age 12 and under; the money goes to the Revitalization Fund.  There will also be a self-guided tour of many of historic buildings in downtown Newark including the old Home Bank Building (Sullivan Building).  Pick up a guide and begin at the Licking County Players, 131 W Main St.  Then shop all of the antique vendors set up on the sidewalks in front of businesses which will be open late for shopping convenience.
    For more info, call N/A or visit http://www.downtownnewarkoh.com
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  • August 30 - September 1, 2013
    Knap-In at Flint Ridge
    Flint Ridge State Memorial Park; 15300 Flint Ridge Rd; Glenford (Perry county)
    Hours:  9am-4pm Friday and Saturday, 9am-2pm Sunday.  Come and join us for a fun and educational weekend.  Witness craftsman and artisans demonstrate how to make arrowheads, spears, stone tools, bows, atlatls, stone pipes, cordage as well as other items from hide and bone.  Flint Ridge is the same location the Native Americans visited to quarry flint they needed to produce weapons and tools for everyday survival.  Take a nature walk through the woods on the park trials and see the remains of the ancient quarry pits left behind by the native people.  Then take a tour of the museum to learn about the history and geology of Flint Ridge.
    For more info, call (740) 763-4127 or 787-2476 or visit http://www.flintridgeohio.org
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  • August 30 - September 1, 2013
    35th Annual Ford Expo
    National Trail Raceway; 2650 National Rd SW; Hebron (Licking county)
    For more info, call (740) 928-5706 or visit http://www.nationaltrailraceway.com or
    nmradigital.com
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  • August 31, 2013
    Saturday Steak Cookout
    Heritage Vineyard Winery; 27561 Township Rd 45; Warsaw (Coshocton county)
    Hours:  5-9pm.  Cost:  $21.95 per person.  Reservations required, seating is limited.  Dinner includes choice of New York Strip steak or chicken break, that you cook on the readied grills.  It also includes salad, baked potato, rolls and dessert.  The 2013 Saturday Steak Cookout dates are:  July 6, July 20, August 3, August 17, August 31, September 7
    For more info, call (740) 824-4314 or visit http://www.heritagevineyardwinery.com
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  • August 31, 2013
    People of The Forest - The Fort Ancient Culture (3 of 3)
    Serpent Mound; 3850 State Rte 73; Peeples (Adams county)
    Hours:  1pm.  Cost:  $7 parking.  The Arc's 2013 Indigenous Legacies Summer Lecture Series will explore three ancient woodland cultures:  Adena, Hopewell, Fort Ancient.  These questions will be addressed:  Who were these peoples?  What distinguished their cultural eras?  What was each culture’s geographic reach?  Who were their contemporaries elsewhere in the continent and the world?  What were their distinguishing artistic and cultural contributions?  First:  July 14, People of the Forest – the Adena Culture – Epic Mound Builders: 1000 to 200 CE.  Presented by Elliot Abrams, Professor of Anthropology, Ohio University.  Second:  August 3, People of the Forest – the Hopewell Culture – Geometry & Astronomy, Written on the Land: 100 BCE to 400 CE.  Presented by Bradley Lepper, Curator of Archaeology for the Ohio Historical Society.  Third:  August 31, People of the Forest – the Fort Ancient Culture – Farmers of the Ohio Valley: 1000-1750 CE.  Presented by Robert Allan Cook, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Ohio State University.
    For more info, call N/A or visit http://arcofappalachia.org/events/people-of-the-forest.html
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  • August 31, 2013
    Rock-n-Roll Night
    Buckeye Lake Yacht Club; 5019 N Bank Rd; Buckeye Lake (Licking county)
    Hours:  5:30-11pm.  Music, The Trains.  FYI - be sure to visit their Happy Hour from 5-7pm every Wednesday-Friday.
    For more info, call (740) 000 or visit http://www.buckeyelakeyc.com
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  • August 31 - September 2, 2013
    Canal Winchester Labor Day Festival
    Downtown; Canal Winchester (Fairfield & Franklin counties)
    This festival began in 1920 as the Fall Festival; it has become one of central Ohio’s favorite traditions.  Held in the historic downtown Canal Winchester, this three-day festival retains the small town charm that reminds us of our heritage.  Something for everyone including FREE entertainment on two stages, some of the area’s top acts.  There will be a car show with 200 cars, also food, arts and crafts, rides, a scholarship pageant and the largest Labor Day parade in central Ohio.
    For more info, call (740) 470-0949 or visit http://www.cwlaborday.org
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  • August 31 - September 3, 2013
    Washington County Fair
    Washington County Fairgrounds; Marietta
    For more info, visit http://www.washcountyfair.org
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July 2013

  • July 1-31, 2013
    Celebrate Quilts Show
    Bob Evans Farm; 791 Farmview Dr; Rio Grande (Athens county)
    Hours:  10:30am-5:30pm.  Admission:  $3 adults, $1 children.
    For more info, call (800) 994-3276 or (740) 245-5305 or visit http://www.bobevans.com
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  • July 2-6, 2013
    Weathervane Playhouse, “Oliver!”
    Weathervane Playhouse; 100 Price Rd; Newark (Licking county)
    Hours:  8pm Wednesday-Saturday. 
    Admission:  $30 adults, $28 students/seniors, $18 children aged 12 and under.  Tuesday, July 2, there is a special 'Two-for-Tuesday' performance; admission is only $15.  Use the phone number or web site below for details.  Ohio's longest-running professional summer stock theatre.  Rating:  G.  The courageous British youngster, Oliver, takes a journey of hope as he struggles to find his way out of a London orphanage and navigates the perilous streets of London.  Based on the well-known tale by Charles Dickens.
    For more info, call (740) 366-4616 or visit
    http://weathervaneplayhouse.org
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  • July 5, 2013
    First Friday Gallery Art Walk
    Downtown Zanesville (Muskingum county)
    Hours:  5-9pm the first Friday of each month.  Meet local artists, visit studios, galleries, antique shops, restaurants, more, all in Zanesville's artists' district.  Artist Colony of Zanesville is "artcoz".  The 2013 dates are August 2, September 6, October 4, November 1, December 6
    For more info, call (740) 455-8282 or visit http://artcoz.org
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  • July 5, 2013
    First Friday Celebration, “Celebrate Coshocton”
    Historic Main Street; Coshocton (Coshocton county)
    Hours:  5-9pm.  FREE events the first Friday of each month, May–September (2013 dates are 5/3, 6/7, 7/5, 8/2, 9/6).  Main Street is the backdrop for musical entertainment, children’s activities, art show and sale, food, sidewalk sales and games for quality time with family, friends and neighbors.  Many downtown shops will be open extended hours.
    For more info, call (440) 666-2652 or visit http://www.coshoctonfirstfriday.com
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  • July 5, 2013
    Friday Nights, Live Music & Bonfire
    Shawnee Springs Winery; 20093 County Rd 6; Coshocton (Coshocton county)
    Hours:  6-9pm Fridays, May through August 2013.  Their web site calls the winery a “beautiful piece of land is busting with life and it is our pleasure to cultivate our craft and continue to hand make exceptional wines”.  Just minutes from
    Historic Roscoe Village, make a day of it!
    For more info, call (740) 623-0744 or visit
    http://shawneespringswinery.com
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  • July 5, 2013
    "Rhythm on the River", Summer Music Series
    Riverside Amphitheater; 100 E Main St.; Pomeroy (Meigs county)
    Hours:  8-10pm, Friday.  Cost:  FREE.  Join the Pomeroy Blues & Jazz Society for an evening of live music on the Ohio River.  The featured performer is John Horne Quartet of Athens, Ohio.
    For more info, call (740) 992-6840 or 992-6524 or visit http://www.pomeroyblues.org
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  • July 5, 2013
    Rutland Fire Department Ox Roast
    Rutland Fire Department; 22 Larkin; Rutland (Meigs county)
    For more info, call (740) 508-0688 or 742-3415 or visit N/A
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  • July 5, 2013
    Point Park Concert Series
    Point Park; Parkersburg, West Virginia
    Hours:  8pm.  Cost:  Please make a donation; donations are used to offset the cost of the event and will be used for future Downtown Parkersburg projects.  Volunteers, vendors and sponsors should use the contact information below.  The 2013 schedule of events is:  June 7, July 5, August 2, September 6.
    For more info, call (304) 865-0522 or visit http://downtownpkb.com
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  • July 6, 2013
    First Saturday Tour of Dawes
    Dawes Arboretum; 7770 Jacksontown Rd SE; Newark (Licking county)
    Hours:  10am, Visitors Center Deck.  A garden/wagon tour of a different plant collection the first Saturday of each month May through October (2013 First Saturday Tour of Dawes dates 5/4, 6/1, 7/6, 8/3, 9/7, 10/5).  See also May 2 & 4 "Whose Next is This?" bird nest identification workshop and bird walk.
    For more info, call (740) 443-2937 or (800) 443-2937 or visit http://www.dawesarb.org
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  • July 6, 2013
    Lancaster Handmade Market
    East Main & Broad Streets;  Historic Downtown; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
    Hours:  9am-1pm.  Shop for items made in Ohio by local craftspeople.  2013 Lancaster Handmade Market dates are 5/4, 6/1, 7/6, 8/3, 9/7, 10/5.
    For more info, call (740) 438-8897 or visit http://www.lancasterhandmademarket.com
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  • July 6, 2013
    The Professors
    Uncle Buck's Riding Stable & Dance Barn; 73930 Buck Lane; New Marshfield (Athens county)
    A "unique attraction located near Lake Hope State Park surrounded by Zaleski State Forest" is Uncle Buck’s.
    For more info, call (740) 664-2428 or visit http://www.unclebucksstable.com
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  • July 6, 2013
    Saturday Steak Cookout
    Heritage Vineyard Winery; 27561 Township Rd 45; Warsaw (Coshocton county)
    Hours:  5-9pm.  Cost:  $21.95 per person.  Reservations required, seating is limited.  Dinner includes choice of New York Strip steak or chicken break, that you cook on the readied grills.  It also includes salad, baked potato, rolls and dessert.  The 2013 Saturday Steak Cookout dates are:  July 6, July 20, August 3, August 17, August 31, September 7
    For more info, call (740) 824-4314 or visit http://www.heritagevineyardwinery.com
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  • July 6, 2013
    Way Back Weekend :: Ice Cream Social
    Heritage Farm Museum & Village; 3300 Harvey Rd; Huntington, West Virginia
    Hours:  10am-4pm.  Cost:  $8 adults, $7 seniors, $6 children.  Sample the delicious homemade ice cream cranked with a hit-n-miss engine.
    For more info, call (304) 522-1244 or visit http://heritagefarmmuseum.com
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  • July 6-7, 2013
    Pickaway County Flea Market
    Pickaway County Fairgrounds; 415 Lancaster Pike (US Rte 22 East); Circleville (Pickaway county)
    Hours:  9am-4pm Saturday & Sunday.  Every month throughout the year, booths are set up outside and inside the coliseum at the fairground.  Come as a vendor to sell your goods or come to browse and buy.
    For more info, call (740) 474-2085 or visit http://www.pickawaycountyfair.info

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  • July 6-7, 2013
    AOSHO (All Ohio Show Horse Organization) Firecracker Show
    Coshocton County Fairgrounds; 707 Kenilworth Av; Coshocton (Coshocton county)
    Hours:  7:30 a.m.  FREE event, open to the public.
    For more info, call (740) 502-7598 or visit http://aosho.webs.com
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  • July 6-13, 2013
    Lawrence County Fair
    Lawrence County Fairgrounds; Proctorville
    For more info, visit http://www.ohiofairs.org
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  • July 7, 2013
    Sunday Sundae Cruise
    Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park; 137 Juliana St; Parkersburg, West Virginia
    At 6:30 p.m., board the Island Belle sternwheeler at Citivan Park in Parkersburg, Ohio, for a three-hour tour that includes a brief stop at Blennerhassett Island where you will enjoy an ice cream sundae.
    For more info, call (304) 420-4800 or visit http://www.blennerhassettislandstatepark.com
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  • July 6-13, 2013
    Lawrence County Fair
    Lawrence County Fairgrounds; Proctorville
    For more info, visit http://www.ohiofairs.org
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  • July 8, 2013
    Look Good, Feel Better
    Cancer Resource Center; 616 Forest Rose Av; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
    Hours:  11am-1pm Monday.  FREE event; registration is required.  This program is designed for any woman undergoing cancer treatment.  It will be a day of bonding and friendship while learning skin care and make-up tips.  Other 213 dates are:  A
    ugust 12, September 9
    For more info, call (888) 227-6446 American Cancer Society or visit http://www.fmchealth.org
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  • July 8-12, 2013

    Clary Kid's Nature Camp

    Clary Gardens; 588 W Chestnut St (State Rte 541 W); Coshocton (Coshocton county)
    9 a.m. to noon each day.

    Campers will have a fun, hands-on outdoor experience while developing a lifelong love and appreciation of our natural world. Each day your camper will learn through instruction, activities, hikes & crafts as well as bring home a unique make-it take-it craft or nature project.

    For more info, call (740) 622-6524 or visit http://www.clarygardens.org
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  • July 10, 2013
    Read All About It!  A Book Club for Adults
    Perry County District Library; Somerset Branch; 103 Public Square; Somerset (Perry county)
    Hours:  1-2:30pm.  "The Maltese Falcon" by Dashiell Hammett.  This book will also be discussed Tuesday, July 16 at the Perry County Senior Center in New Lexington.  Other Read All About It! club meetings will be 8/14, 10/9.
    For more info, call (740) 342-4194 or 743-1161 or visit http://www.pcdl.org
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  • July 10-13, 2013
    107th Annual Ohio Hills Folk Festival
    Quaker City (Guernsey county)
    Held annually on the second Saturday of July.  Come to the rolling hills of southeastern Ohio to the small town of Quaker City.  This four-day event includes a Kiddies Parade, the Mile Long Parade, Queens Parade, a car
    show, flea market, craft hall and demonstrations.  There will be a 5k run, children's bike races, pet show, and a large fireworks display on Saturday night.  FREE nightly entertainment.  Concessions and rides.  Our festival offers a look at the past and the present with a farm museum, country store and Quaker meeting house.
    For more info, call (740) 679-2704 or visit http://www.ohiohillsfolkfestival.com
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  • July 10-13, 2013
    90th Annual Laurelville Fireman’s Old-Time Festival
    Laurelville (Hocking county)
    Hours:  5pm Wednesday-Thursday-Friday, 10am Sunday, until late each night.  Organized by the Laurelville Fire Department.  From nightly fish fries, and a midway with rides, to a talent show, baby contest, Miss Fireman's Festival contest and square dancing with the Highway Forty band, this annual festival packs a lot of fun for the whole family into three nights and a Saturday.  Entertainment by Willow Creek Band, Simple Harvest Band and Cedar Hill Blue Grass Boys Band, Dynamic Mention Drum Corps, Adelphi Community Band, OSU Alumni Buckeye Brass Band.  Fireworks provided by Ohio Pyrotechnic Arts Guilt.  The big event is Ohio's most "expensive" cake auction; the 2012 cake auction raised $ 24,600 for the Laurelville Volunteer Fire Department!
    For more info, call (740) 332-6033 or visit http://www.laurelvillevfd.com
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  • July 11, 2013

    Theatre Thursdays, "Bullitt"

    Midland Theatre; 36 North Park Place; Newark (Licking county)
    Hours:  2pm and 7pm.  Cost:  FREE admission to Licking county seniors aged 60+, $6 Adults, $5 Students.  Amazing movies from the 1960s, 'they don't make movies like that anymore'.  The next and last event in this series is:  July 25, HUD.

    For more info, call (740) 345-5483 or visit http://www.midlandtheatre.org

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  • July 11-13, 2013
    2nd Annual Rhythm & Ribs BBQ Festival
    Awesome Acres; 4085 Coonpath Rd; Carroll (Fairfield county)
    Hours:  4:30-10:30pm Thursday, 4-11pm Friday, 11am-11pm Saturday.  "Hot Ribs, Cool Music".  A family-friendly festival jam-packed with activities for all ages.  Live entertainment.
    For more info, call (740) 412-3933 or visit http://www.ohiobbqfestival.com
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  • July 12, 2013
    Friday Nights, Live Music & Bonfire
    Shawnee Springs Winery; 20093 County Rd 6; Coshocton (Coshocton county)
    Hours:  6-9pm Fridays, May through August 2013.  Their web site calls the winery a “beautiful piece of land is busting with life and it is our pleasure to cultivate our craft and continue to hand make exceptional wines”.  Just minutes from
    Historic Roscoe Village, come early and make a day of it!
    For more info, call (740) 623-0744 or visit
    http://shawneespringswinery.com
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  • July 12, 2013
    Chef in the Vineyard Dinner
    Terra Cotta Vineyards; 2285 Rix Mills Rd; New Concord (Coshocton county)
    Hours:  7:00 p.m. dinner begins, wine tasting is earlier.  $ 35 plus tax per person by reservation secured with a credit card at time of scheduling.  This is a true destination experience!  Bill Bird, Executive Chef for Zandex, will prepare a fabulous, two-entree dinner and provide great cooking tips.  Each dinner concludes with a flaming dessert presentation; everyone in the tasting room can observe and enjoy.  Chef in the Vineyard Dinners 2013 dates are 1/18, 2/15, 3/15, 4/19, 5/17, 6/21, 7/12, 8/17, 9/20, 10/11, 11/15, 12/13.
    For more info, call (740) 872-3791 or visit http://www.terracottavineyards.com
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  • July 12, 2013
    "Rhythm on the River", Summer Music Series
    Riverside Amphitheater; 100 E Main St.; Pomeroy (Meigs county)
    Hours:  8-10pm, Friday.  Cost:  FREE.  Join the Pomeroy Blues & Jazz Society for an evening of live music on the Ohio River.  Featured artist to be announced.
    For more info, call (740) 992-6840 or 992-6524 or visit http://www.pomeroyblues.org
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  • July 12-13, 2013
    Tour de Cause
    Ohio University Lancaster; 1570 Granville Pike; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
    A fundraising event "...to eliminate the harmful effects of heroin and opiate addiction in our community".  A bicycle tour through Fairfield county's covered bridges.  Choose from five different routes.  Breakfast, lunch and snack stops are provided plus an after-ride party.
    For more info, call (740) 503-2155 or visit http://www.tourdecause.org
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  • July 12-13, 2013
    Marietta Riverfront Roar
    Ohio River Levee; Front & Greene Streets; Marietta (Washington county)
    Professional powerboat racing.
    For more info, call (740) 373-5178 or visit http://www.mariettaohio.org
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  • July 12-14, 2013
    Antique Power Assoc 5th Annual Summer Show
    Coshocton County Fairgrounds; 707 Kenilworth Av; Coshocton (Coshocton county)
    The Coshocton County Antique Power Association’s featured tractors and equipment will be Ford, Ferguson and Fordson.  Join the fun with friends.  Parade Saturday at 5pm beginning at the fairgrounds and proceeding down Main Street.
    For more info, call (740) 622-7618 or 545-7792 or visit N/A
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  • July 12-14, 2013
    Coshocton Flea Market

    Coshocton County Fairgrounds; 707 Kenilworth Av; Coshocton (Coshocton county)
    Commercial Building #2.  Admission:  FREE.  Sponsored by the Coshocton Agricultural Society.  Shoppers are sure to find great deals on fine treasures at a variety of dealers with antiques, collectibles, glassware, coins, furniture, war relics, vintage jewelry, advertising items, books, knives, tools, old toys, post cards, more.  Free appraisals on Sunday from 12-2pm.
    For more info, call (740) 294-9013 or (330) 472-3892 or visit N/A
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  • July 12-14, 2013
    French 500 Flea Market
    Gallia County Junior Fairgrounds; 189 Jackson Pike; Gallipolis (Gallia county)
    Hours:  8am-5pm.  2013 dates are April 12-14, May 10-12, June 14-16, July 12-14, September 13-15, October 11-13, November 1-3, December 6-8 (no August date because of the county fair).  An indoor/outdoor flea market - antiques, crafts, collectibles, more.
    For more info, call (740) 446-4120 or visit http://www.galliacountyfair.org
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  • July 12-14, 2013
    Goodguys 16th PPG Hot Rod & Custom Car Nationals
    Ohio Expo Center (Ohio State Fairgrounds); 717 E 17th Av; Columbus (Franklin county)
    Hours:  8am-5pm Friday-Saturday, 8am-3pm Sunday.  More than 6,500 '72 and earlier rods, customs, muscle cars, trucks and classics, plus over 400 vendors exhibits, huge swap meet, live stage shows, model car show, more.
    For more info, call (888) OHIO-EXPO or visit http://ohiostatefair.com
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  • July 12-14, 2013
    LilyFest
    Little Cola Rd; Rockbridge (Hocking county)
    Hours:  11am-7pm Friday, 10am-5pm Saturday, 10am-4pm Sunday.  More than 70 area artisans will display, demonstrate and sell their wares.  OSU Master Gardeners and Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalists will be available to answer questions.  Music features local musicians performing in a variety of Appalachian styles.  LilyFest is a walking tour so be sure to wear appropriate, comfortable shoes; parking is in a field.  Special tours are available for persons with disabilities.
    For more info, call (740) 385-9706 or visit http://www.lilyfest.com
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  • July 12-20, 2013
    Jackson County Fair
    Jackson County Fairgrounds; Wellston
    For more info, visit http://www.jacksoncofair.org
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  • July 13, 2013
    Zane Grey Night at the Movies, “Forlorn River”
    National Road / Zane Grey Museum; 8850 East Pike; Norwich  (Muskingum county)
    Hours:  7-9pm.  Admission by donation.  Night 2 in a series of 3 events; June 8, July 13, August 10.  Movie from 1937 starring Buster Crabbe, June Martel, Harry Stephens, John Patterson, Chester Conklin and Lee Powell.  A cowboy is pursuing an outlaw who framed him for a crime he did not commit.  Good action.
    For more info, call (740) 872-3143 or visit http://johnglennhome.org
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  • July 13, 2013
    26th Annual Night of Thunder

    National Trail Raceway; 2650 National Rd SW; Hebron (Licking county)
    For more info, call (740) 928-5706 or visit http://www.nationaltrailraceway.com
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    July 13, 2013
    Bug-a-Boo Sneak
    Buzzards Roost Nature Preserve; 514 Red Bird Lane; Chillicothe (Ross county)
    Hours:  10-11:30pm.  Cost:  FREE.
    For more info, call (740) 773-8794 or visit N/A
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  • July 13-14, 2013
    Coshocton Flea Market
    Coshocton County Fairgrounds; 707 Kenilworth Av; Coshocton (Coshocton county)
    Hours:  8:30am-4pm Saturday, 11am-3pm Sunday.  FREE event.  Sponsored by the Coshocton Agricultural Society.  FREE appraisals Sunday from noon until 2:00 p.m.  Shoppers are sure to find great deals on fine treasures at this flea market held one weekend each month April through August; 2013 dates are April 13-14, May 11-12, June 7-9, July 13-14, August 10-11.  Each show features a variety of dealers with antiques, collectibles, glassware, coins, furniture, war relics, vintage jewelry, advertising items, books, knives, tools, old toys, post cards, more.
    For more info, call (740) 294-9013 or visit http://www.coshoctoncountyfair.org
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  • July 13-14, 2013
    Coshocton County Antique Power Association Summer Show
    Coshocton County Fairgrounds; 707 Kenilworth Av; Coshocton (Coshocton county)
    Hours:  0000000000.  Featuring Ford, Ferguson and Fordson tractors.
    For more info, call (740) 545-7165 or visit N/A
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  • July 13-14, 2013
    Chautauqua Homecoming Days
    Historic Epworth Park; Route 26; Bethesda (Belmont county)
    Hours:  Saturday-Sunday.  Crafts, car show, open cottage tours, entertainment, food, more.  Take part in the 5k walk/run beginning 8am Saturday.
    For more info, call (740) 359-7533 or 391-1236 or visit http://www.belmontcountytourism.org
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  • July 13-20, 2013
    Franklin County Fair
    Franklin County Fairgrounds; Hilliard
    For more info, visit http://www.fcfair.org
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  • July 14, 2013
    Concerts on the Green :: Grace Adele & The Grand Band

    Denison University Fine Arts Quad; 338 W. Broadway; Granville (Licking county)
    Hours:  6:30-8:30pm Sunday.  Hear a perfect blend of Nashville and Vaudeville, Music City and Radio City.  An Americana group with a distinct vintage style, Grace Adele’s music has traditional American roots drawn from classic country blended with western swing, bluegrass, folk and contemporary Indie rock.  A native of Ohio, she travels between her hometown in Columbus and her home in Nashville with The Grand Band, a string band consisting of violin, double bass, guitar and mandolin.  With hundreds of tour dates a year, she charms audiences with her original tunes, instrumental talent and comedic grace.

    For more info, call (740) 587-1976 or 973-0025 or visit http://www.granvillerec.org
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    • COTG (Concerts on the Green) is a series of eight free summer evening concerts.  Bring a picnic, lawn chairs or blanket and the whole family to Denison University’s Fine Arts Quad in Granville.  Performances start at 6:30pm and last approximately ninety minutes with no intermission.  2013 Concerts on the Green schedule:  May 27, June 2, June 16, June 30, July 14, July 28, August 4, August 18
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  • July 14, 2013
    2nd Annual Ross County Farm Factor
    Various Locations (Ross county)
    Hours:  3-8pm.  Cost:  $15 Farm Bureau members, $20 non-members, $5 children; register by June 28.  This progressive farm dinner treats guests to a four-course meal with each course served at a different farm or location within the county using foods produced on the host farm or by other local farmers.  In addition to a great meal, participants can visit with farmers and other community members and enjoy a surprise special event and entertainment at the last stop.
    For more info, call (740) 474-6284 or visit http://ofbf.org/
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  • July 14, 2013
    Ohio Corvette Club Alliance Corvette Gathering of Corvettes X
    Main Street (US Hwy 22); Lancaster (Fairfield county)
    Hours:  10am-3pm.  Corvettes of Lancaster is part of the Ohio Corvette Club Alliance.  Hundreds of Corvettes in downtown Lancaster.
    For more info, call (740) 687-1234 or visit http://www.corvettesoflancaster.com
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  • July 14, 2013
    People of The Forest - The Adena Culture (1 of 3)
    Serpent Mound; 3850 State Rte 73; Peeples (Adams county)
    Hours:  1pm.  Cost:  $7 parking.  The Arc's 2013 Indigenous Legacies Summer Lecture Series will explore three ancient woodland cultures:  Adena, Hopewell, Fort Ancient.  These questions will be addressed:  Who were these peoples?  What distinguished their cultural eras?  What was each culture’s geographic reach?  Who were their contemporaries elsewhere in the continent and the world?  What were their distinguishing artistic and cultural contributions?  First:  July 14, People of the Forest – the Adena Culture – Epic Mound Builders: 1000 to 200 CE.  Presented by Elliot Abrams, Professor of Anthropology, Ohio University.  Second:  August 3, People of the Forest – the Hopewell Culture – Geometry & Astronomy, Written on the Land: 100 BCE to 400 CE.  Presented by Bradley Lepper, Curator of Archaeology for the Ohio Historical Society.  Third:  August 31, People of the Forest – the Fort Ancient Culture – Farmers of the Ohio Valley: 1000-1750 CE.  Presented by Robert Allan Cook, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Ohio State University.
    For more info, call N/A or visit http://arcofappalachia.org/events/people-of-the-forest.html
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  • July 15, 2013
    Child & Infant CPR Class
    Fairfield Medical Center; 401 N Ewing St; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
    Hours:  6-9pm Monday.  Cost is $35 and pre-registration is required.  Learn what to do in an emergency and how to clear an obstructed airway.  Other 2013 dates are:  Tuesday August 13, Tuesday September 10.  (See also Saturday Adult, Child & Infant CPR Class 2013 dates May 4, June 1, August 24, September 7)
    For more info, call (740) 687-8007 or visit http://www.fmchealth.org
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  • July 15-18, 2013
    Wet, Wild & Wonderful Camp
    Campus Martius Museum & Ohio River Museum; 601 Second St; Marietta (Washington county)
    Hours:  10am-2pm.
    For more info, call (740) 373-3750 or visit http://www.campusmartiusmuseum.org
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  • July 15-20, 2013

    Perry County Fair
    Perry County Fairgrounds; New Lexington (Perry county)
    A local favorite event!  See also the Grange Hall Antiques Exhibit.
    For more info, call (740) 342-3047 or visit http://www.perrycountyfair.com
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    • Recycle Bottles & Cans
      Before dropping your bottle or can in the trash, look for a recycle bin!  As a community service, 4-H clubs will have bins around the fairgrounds.  Perry County Waste Reduction & Recycling always has a recycle bin available at their booth.
      For more info, call (740) 342-7881 or visit http://www.perryrecycling.com
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  • July 17, 2013
    Grandparenting Class
    Fairfield Medical Center; 401 N Ewing St; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
    Hours:  6-7:30pm Wednesday in the 2nd floor conference room.  Cost:  FREE, registration required.  Learn about grandparenting roles, safety proofing your house and basic baby care.  A tour of the Maternity Unit is included.  Other 2013 class dates are:  8/14, 9/18.
    For more info, call (740) 687-8218 or visit http://www.fmchealth.org
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  • July 18, 2013
    Blueberry, Blackberry & Wine Grape Field Night
    OSU South Centers; 1864 Shyville Rd; Piketon (Pike county)
    Hours:  6-9pm.  Cost:  $10 includes a light dinner; register by July 15.  Learn the basics of blueberry, blackberry and wine grape production during our field night hosted by Dr. Gary Gao and Dave Scurlock.  Topics include:  Summer Vineyard Management Practices, New Blueberry Varieties, Bird Netting, Blackberry Production Systems, Identification and Management of Spotted Wine Drosophila, Marmorated Stink Bug.
    For more info, call (740) 289-2071 extension 132 or visit http://ofbf.org/
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  • July 18, 2013
    Third Thursday Event Series:  Blues, Brews & BBQ
    Downtown; Circleville (Pickaway county)
    Hours:  5-9pm.  A different theme each month.  Upcoming event themes are:  August 15, “A Taste of Pickaway”; September 19, “Pizza Challenge”.  See also the July 18-20 Annual Sidewalk Sale.
    For more info, call (740) 474-3636 or visit http://www.pickaway.com/festivals.html
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  • July 18-20, 2013
    Annual Sidewalk Sale
    Downtown; Circleville (Pickaway county)
    The annual downtown sidewalk sale has been a tradition in Circleville for many years.  It is held the third Thursday though Saturday in July.  Most retail merchants offer special discounts on merchandise.  Shoppers will also find other opportunities from restaurants and local organizations that participate in the event.  See also the July 18 Third Thursday Event Series' Blues, Brews & BBQ.
    For more info, call N/A or visit http://www.pickaway.com/festivals.html
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  • July 18-20, 2013
    Crooksville-Roseville Pottery Festival
    Roseville Community Park; Roseville (Perry county)
    An annual favorite of the locals and visitors from far and wide.
    For more info, call N/A or visit http://www.ofea.org
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  • July 18-21, 2013
    “Honk, Jr”
    Licking County Players; 131 W Main St; Newark (Licking county)
    Hours:  8pm Thursday-Friday-Saturday, 2pm Sunday.  Honk! Jr. tells the story of an odd-looking baby duck, Ugly, and his quest to find his mother.  He encounters a beautiful swan tangled in a fishing line.  After saving her, they fall in love.  However, she must return to her flock and fly south for the winter.  Eventually, Ugly’s mother finds him frozen in snow.  Her warm tears manage to thaw him out and he comes back to life – as a handsome swan!  Winner of the 2000 Olivier Award for Best Musical, Honk! Jr. features a Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat-esque score that everyone will enjoy.  Also playing July 25-28.
    For more info, call (740) 622-2959 or visit http://www.lickingcountyplayers.org
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  • July 18-21, 2013

    “Into the Woods”

    Triple Locks Theater; 411 Hydraulic Av; Coshocton (Coshocton county)
    Junior Footlight Players Summer Youth Program presents, "Into the Woods". 
    This children's production is an engaging and funny Sondheim musical comedy that twists familiar fairy tales into a brand new story.  When a baker and his wife learn they've been cursed with childlessness by the witch next door, they embark on a quest for the special objects required to break the spell.  Cinderella, Prince Charming, Red Riding Hood, and Jack with his beanstalk, are just a few of those they encounter during their adventure.  Also playing July 25-28.

    For more info, call (740) 622-2959 or visit http://www.footlightplayers.com
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  • July 18-21, 2013
    Jamboree in the Hills
    43510 National Rd; Belmont (Belmont county)
    The "Superbowl of Country Music" - it's "Where the Stars Shine Day and Night".
    For more info,  call (800) 624-5456 or visit http://www.jamboreeinthehills.com
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  • July 18-27, 2013
    Lancaster Festival
    Ohio University Lancaster; Wagner Theater; 1570 Granville Pike; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
    "Summer's Sizzling Salute to the Arts", a wondrous burst of music, art and family fun with excitement all over town, many events are FREE.  See the festival map on the web site.
    For more info, call (800) LAN-FEST or visit http://www.lancasterfestival.org
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  • July 19, 2013
    Lancaster ArtWalk
    Downtown Lancaster (Fairfield county)
    Hours:  6-10pm.  Destination Downtown Lancaster, in conjunction with the Lancaster Festival, welcomes you to the celebrated community ArtWalk in the historic downtown area.  Every year regional artists submit their qualifications/work to this juried show in order to participate. Upwards of 7,000 people will visit 40 business venues to experience art, meet the artists and purchase original works.  All media types are represented and individual artists may show a collection of work that embodies their evolving interpretations of art.  Work will remain on display during the Festival.  After opening night of the ArtWalk, most of the exhibits will remain open during the venue's normal business hours.
    For more info, call (740) 687-4808 or
    653-8251 or visit http://www.destinationdowntownlancaster.com
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  • July 19, 2013
    Friday Nights, Live Music & Bonfire
    Shawnee Springs Winery; 20093 County Rd 6; Coshocton (Coshocton county)
    Hours:  6-9pm Fridays, May through August 2013.  Their web site calls the winery a “beautiful piece of land is busting with life and it is our pleasure to cultivate our craft and continue to hand make exceptional wines”.  Just minutes from
    Historic Roscoe Village, make a day of it!
    For more info, call (740) 623-0744 or visit
    http://shawneespringswinery.com
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  • July 19, 2013
    "Rhythm on the River", Summer Music Series
    Riverside Amphitheater; 100 E Main St.; Pomeroy (Meigs county)
    Hours:  8-10pm, Friday.  Cost:  FREE.  Join the Pomeroy Blues & Jazz Society for an evening of live music on the Ohio River.  The featured performer is JP Soars & The Red Hots, the 2009 International Blues Challenge winner.
    For more info, call (740) 992-6840 or 992-6524 or visit http://www.pomeroyblues.org
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  • July 19-20, 2013
    Ohio State Fair “Silver Anniversary” Llama & Fiber Show
    Ohio Expo Center (Ohio State Fairgrounds); 717 E 17th Av; Columbus (Franklin county)
    A time to celebrate!  Excellent facilities, motel accommodations, halter show, awards, judges, crew and fiber show.  Halter Judge is Niki Kuklenski from Bellingham, Washington.   Performance Judge is Mike Haumschild from Warsaw, Ohio.  Fiber Judge TBA.  All information can be accessed at www.ohiostatefair.com after first part of April.
    For more info, call (740) 605-7400 or visit http://ohiostatefair.com
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  • July 19-20, 2013
    Sweet Corn Festival
    Muskingum Park; Front St; Marietta (Washington county)
    Hours:  11am-8pm.  The festival promotes area agriculture and education.  Roasted sweet corn donated by Witten Farm Market on State Rte 60 in Beverly.  Cornhole contests, food, music, family fun, petting zoo, craft vendors, more.
    For more info, call (740) 373-5178 or visit http://mariettasweetcorn.com
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  • July 19-21, 2013
    Columbus Jazz & Rib Fest
    Downtown/Central Columbus (Franklin county)
    Arena District, North Bank Park, McFerson Commons, plus Spring & Long Streets in Downtown Columbus.
    Hours:  11am-11pm Friday-Saturday, 11am-8:30pm Sunday.  Three stages will host the finest local, regional and international jazz artists while barbeque pit masters serve up sizzling ribs, chicken, more.  Twenty-two award-winning barbeque teams compete for "Best Ribs" bragging rights.
    For more info, call (614) 645-7995 or visit http://www.hotribscooljazz.org
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  • July 20, 2013
    Haley Watson & The Wells Brothers
    Main St; McConnelsville (Morgan county)
    Hours:  3pm.  Outdoor music concert.
    For more info, call (740) 962-5900 or visit http://www.visitmorgancountyohio.com
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  • July 20, 2013
    9th Annual Boogie on the Bricks
    Court St; Uptown; Athens (Athens county)
    Hours:  not posted.  Admission:  FREE.  One-day family music and arts festival.  Dance in the streets, listen to an eclectic array of talented musicians, visit old friends and make some new.  There will be one stage, a beer garden, food court, a community showcase including performing artists, local merchandise and art vendors, local not-for-profit organizations, a kids area.
    For more info, call N/A or visit
    http://boogieonthebricks.com
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  • July 20, 2013
    Open Studio Workshop:  Blown Glass Paperweight
    The Works; 55 S 1st St; Newark (Licking county)
    Hours:  12-4pm.  Open Studio Workshops at The Works are held the third Saturday of every month.  This week, create a beautiful glass paperweight with help from a professional glass artist.  Must be at least 9 years of age to participate and, for safety, participants should wear closed-toe shoes.  A limited number of spaces are available, online pre-registration is required.
    For more info, call (740) 349-9277 or visit http://www.attheworks.org
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  • July 20, 2013
    Three Rivers & AG Society Car Show & Rough Truck
    Coshocton County Fairgrounds; 707 Kenilworth Av; Coshocton (Coshocton county)
    Hours:  9am.  Admission:  FREE.
    For more info, call (740) 622-2385 or visit N/A
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  • July 20, 2013

    “The Longest Raid of the Civil War”

    Campus Martius Museum; 601 Second St; Marietta (Washington county)
    Hours:  2pm.  Admission is FREE, funding is provided by Washington County Public Library.  In commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War and the Battle at Buffington Island, Campus Martius Museum and the Washington County Public Library are proud to host speaker Lester Horwitz, author of the Pulitzer Prize nominated book, “The Longest Raid of the Civil War”.

    For more info, call (740) 373-3750 or visit http://www.campusmartiusmuseum.org
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  • July 20, 2013
    Ohio Valley Opry
    Twin City Opera House; 15 W Main St; McConnelsville (Morgan county)
    Hours:  7pm, doors open at 6pm.  If you enjoy country and bluegrass, come to the Opry!  Emcee, Matt Coleman.  Before or after the shows, be sure to visit the Bluebell Diner just across the street from the opera house.  The 2013 schedule: the third Saturday of each month January-November (1/19, 2/16, 3/16, 4/20, 5/18, 6/15, 7/20, 8/17, 9/21, 10/19, 11/16), and the first Saturday in December (12/7). 
    For more info, call (740) 962-4909 or visit http://www.ohiovalleyopry.com 
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  • July 20, 2013
    Blues Cowboys
    Uncle Buck's Riding Stable & Dance Barn; 73930 Buck Lane; New Marshfield (Athens county)
    A "unique attraction located near Lake Hope State Park surrounded by Zaleski State Forest" is Uncle Buck’s.
    For more info, call (740) 664-2428 or visit http://www.unclebucksstable.com
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  • July 20, 2013

    Missoula Children's Theatre, "The Secret Garden"

    Midland Theatre; 36 North Park Place; Newark (Licking county)
    Hours:  3pm and 7pm, July 20.  After just one week of rehearsals, local children and young adults under the guidance of MCT directors will put on an extraordinary performance!  This is just one of four productions in the Family Series sponsored by The Energy Cooperative: 7/20 Missoula Children's Theatre presents The Secret Garden, 11/29-12/1 Central Ohio Youth Ballet's The Nutcracker, 12/6 Chinese Golden Dragon Acrobats, and in 2014, 3/7 Playing By Air.  Purchase a Family Series Package for all four shows at a discount.

    For more info, call (740) 345-5483 or visit http://www.midlandtheatre.org
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  • July 20, 2013
    Tyler Wayne & 2 Country
    Ariel-Ann Carson Dater Performing Arts Centre; 426 Second Av; Gallipolis (Gallia county)
    Hours:  8-10pm.  Tyler, from Nashville, is know as a modern day country singer with old-style flair.  The Ariel is a fully-restored 1895 Opera House and community meeting place.  The Centre is a beautiful venue for special events; it boasts a 462-seat auditorium, a serving kitchen and a large banquet room seating over 100 people, two parlors, a ballroom with hardwood floors and the new Ariel Chamber Theatre and Boardroom.  It also hosts music, ballroom dance and fitness classes.
    For more info, call (740) 446-ARTS (2787) or visit http://arieltheatre.org

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  • July 20, 2013
    Saturday Steak Cookout
    Heritage Vineyard Winery; 27561 Township Rd 45; Warsaw (Coshocton county)
    Hours:  5-9pm.  Cost:  $21.95 per person.  Reservations required, seating is limited.  Dinner includes choice of New York Strip steak or chicken break, that you cook on the readied grills.  It also includes salad, baked potato, rolls and dessert.  The 2013 Saturday Steak Cookout dates are:  July 6, July 20, August 3, August 17, August 31, September 7
    For more info, call (740) 824-4314 or visit http://www.heritagevineyardwinery.com
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  • July 20, 2013
    14th Annual Railroad Days Rendezvous
    Pike Lake State Park; 1847 Pike Lake Rd; Bainbridge (Ross county)
    Hours:  10am-3pm at the amphitheater.  Model trains, memorabilia.
    For more info, call (740) 493-2212 or visit N/A
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  • July 20, 2013
    Picnic with The Pops
    Harris Riverfront Park; Huntington, West Virginia
    Hours:  5pm.  Cost:  see web site below.  Huntington Symphony Orchestra.  Bring the family, 'be a part of the tradition, start the memories'.  The 2013 events are:  June 22 featuring J Mark McVey performing Broadway melodies; July 20 featuring Kimo Bond performing hits from James Bond movies; August 17 Landau Eugene Murphy performing 'The Great American Songbook'.
    For more info, call (304) 781-8343 or visit http://huntingtonsymphony.org
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  • July 21, 2013
    Classic Car Show
    Adena Mansion & Gardens; 847 Adena Rd; Chillicothe (Ross county)
    Hours:  8am-3pm.
    For more info, call (740) 772-1500 or visit http://www.adenamansion.com
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  • July 22-27, 2013
    Vinton County Jr Fair
    Vinton County Fairgrounds; McArthur
    For more info, visit http://www.vintoncountyjrfair.com
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  • July 23, 2013
    Festival Tea at the Georgian
    Georgian Museum; 105 E Wheeling St; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
    Hours:  4pm Tuesday; reservations required.  See also Thursday, July 25.
    For more info, call (740) 654-9923 or visit http://fairfieldheritage.org
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  • July 23-27, 2013
    Ohio Chautauqua ~ When Ohio was the Western Frontier
    Coshocton County Fairgrounds; 707 Kenilworth Av; Coshocton (Coshocton county)
    Ohio Chautauqua will stop in Coshocton with a free week-long performance schedule and workshops focusing on Ohio as the Western Frontier.  Visitors will enjoy first-person performances from such historic characters as naturalist and folk hero Johnny Appleseed, frontier aristocrat Margaret Blennerhassett, Iroquois leader Chief John Logan, Lewis & Clark expedition member York.
    For more info, call (740) 622-4877 or visit http://www.ohiohumanities.org
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  • July 24, 2013
    Cut It Out, “Think Ink” Class
    21 W Main St; McConnelsville (Morgan county)
    Hours:  6pm Wednesday.  Cost:  $20.  Learn how to use inks, stencils and embellishments to decorate a burlap stocking.  Use the same techniques on canvas bags, totes, gift bags.
    For more info, call N/A or visit http://www.visitmorgancountyohio.com
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  • July 24-27, 2013
    Pickerington Violet Festival 2013
    Victory Park; 100 Lockville Rd; Pickerington (Fairfield county)
    A four-day, fun-filled family festival showcasing Pickerington as a great place to live, work and do business.  Musical entertainment, carnival rides, food vendors, community parade.
    For more info, call (614) 524-4758 or visit http://violetfestival.org
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  • July 24 - August 4, 2013
    Ohio State Fair

    Ohio Expo Center (Ohio State Fairgrounds); 717 E 17th Av; Columbus (Franklin county)
    Forever Fair-tastic!  Concert line-up includes Jeff Dunham 7/24, Martina McBride with Angie Johnson 7/26, Will Downing and Lalah Hathaway 7/27, Styx/REO Speedwagon 7/28, Justin Moore with The Farm 7/29, Austin Mahone with Jake Miller 7/30, Steve Miller Band 8/1, Tanya Tucker 8/2, Hillsong Live 8/3.  Free shows to include Buckeye Sports Fest, All-Ohio State Fair Band & Youth Choir, Sale of Champions Livestock Auction, more.
    For more info, call N/A or visit http://ohiostatefair.com
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    • The Ohio State Fair is the perfect place to hold a family reunion, group outing or summer camp trip!  Discount tickets are available for groups of all sizes through the Group Purchase Program.  Save up to $4 on each admission and up to $3 on each Midway ride-all-day wristband voucher.
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  • July 25, 2013
    Carson & Barnes Circus
    Pickaway County Fairgrounds; 415 Lancaster Pike (US Rte 22 East); Circleville (Pickaway county)
    Hours:  4:30pm and 7:30pm.  Admission:  General, Reserve or Box seats available.
    For more info, call (740) 474-2085 or visit http://www.bigtopshow.com
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  • July 25, 2013

    Theatre Thursdays, "HUD"

    Midland Theatre; 36 North Park Place; Newark (Licking county)
    Hours:  2pm and 7pm.  Cost:  FREE admission to Licking county seniors aged 60+, $6 Adults, $5 Students.  Amazing movies from the 1960s, 'they don't make movies like that anymore'.  This is the last event in this series.

    For more info, call (740) 345-5483 or visit http://www.midlandtheatre.org

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  • July 25, 2013
    Festival Tea at the Georgian
    Georgian Museum; 105 E Wheeling St; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
    Hours:  4pm Thursday; reservations required.
    For more info, call (740) 654-9923 or visit http://fairfieldheritage.org
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  • July 25-27, 2013
    Noble County Fireman's Festival
    For more info, call N/A or visit N/A
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  • July 25-27, 2013
    66th Annual West Lafayette Hometown Festival, 'Home Sweet Home'
    West Lafayette (Coshocton county)
    Parade 7pm Friday.  The entire family will enjoy this weekend of fun, food, carnival and inflatable rides, musical entertainment and games.  Saturday will feature the popular Pet Parade, three-on-three basketball tournament, kiddies tractor pull and car show.
    For more info, call (740) 502-1286 or 622-4429 or visit N/A
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  • July 25-28, 2013
    “Honk, Jr”
    Licking County Players; 131 W Main St; Newark (Licking county)
    Hours:  8pm Thursday-Friday-Saturday, 2pm Sunday.  Honk! Jr. tells the story of an odd-looking baby duck, Ugly, and his quest to find his mother.  He encounters a beautiful swan tangled in a fishing line.  After saving her, they fall in love.  However, she must return to her flock and fly south for the winter.  Eventually, Ugly’s mother finds him frozen in snow.  Her warm tears manage to thaw him out and he comes back to life – as a handsome swan!  Winner of the 2000 Olivier Award for Best Musical, Honk! Jr. features a Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat-esque score that everyone will enjoy.  Also playing July 25-28.
    For more info, call (740) 622-2959 or visit http://www.lickingcountyplayers.org
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  • July 25-28, 2013

    “Into the Woods”

    Triple Locks Theater; 411 Hydraulic Av; Coshocton (Coshocton county)
    Junior Footlight Players Summer Youth Program presents, "Into the Woods". 
    This children's production is an engaging and funny Sondheim musical comedy that twists familiar fairy tales into a brand new story.  When a baker and his wife learn they've been cursed with childlessness by the witch next door, they embark on a quest for the special objects required to break the spell.  Cinderella, Prince Charming, Red Riding Hood, and Jack with his beanstalk, are just a few of those they encounter during their adventure.  Also playing July 25-28.

    For more info, call (740) 622-2959 or visit http://www.footlightplayers.com
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  • July 26, 2013
    Stockport Firemen’s Festival
    State Rte 266; Stockport (Morgan county)
    Hours:  not posted.
    For more info, call N/A or visit http://www.visitmorgancountyohio.com
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  • July 26, 2013
    Final Fridays on the Square
    Historic Square Arts District; Nelsonville (Athens county)
    Hours:  6-10pm.  Cost:  FREE.  A monthly community arts event held every month except December; 2013 dates are 1/25, 2/22, 3/29, 4/26, 5/31, 6/28, 7/26, 8/30, 9/27, 10/25, 11/29.  Galleries and retail shops stay open late.  Visitors to the square can watch artists at work in their studios, as well as new exhibits, art chats, artists’ demonstrations, plays and musical shows. 

    For more info, call (740) 753-3391 or 753-1011 or visit http://www.nelsonvillearts.com
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    • FREE Summer Concert Series
      Stuart's Opera House; 52 Public Square; Nelsonville (Athens county)

      Hours:  7:30p.  Cost:  FREE, no tickets needed.  Live music outside in the Stuart's parking lot on the Final Fridays on the Square events held June through September.  In case of bad weather the concert will be moved inside the Opera House.

      For more info, call (740) 753-1294 or visit http://www.stuartsoperahouse.org
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  • July 26, 2013
    Friday Nights, Live Music & Bonfire
    Shawnee Springs Winery; 20093 County Rd 6; Coshocton (Coshocton county)
    Hours:  6-9pm Fridays, May through August 2013.  Their web site calls the winery a “beautiful piece of land is busting with life and it is our pleasure to cultivate our craft and continue to hand make exceptional wines”.  Just minutes from
    Historic Roscoe Village, make a day of it!
    For more info, call (740) 623-0744 or visit
    http://shawneespringswinery.com
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  • July 26, 2013
    Family Friday Night at COSI
    COSI (Center of Science & Industry); 333 W Broad St; Columbus (Franklin county)
    Hours:  5-9pm.  Admission:  $ 9.95 after 5pm.  Extended hours so families can visit, learn and play late!  Reduced admission - a savings of over $ 13 - includes all of the permanent exhibitions plus a movie on the seven-story Extreme Screen Theater.  Movies at the Extreme Screen Theater show at 5pm, 6pm, 7pm and 8pm.  Watch and participate in learning about science in a fun way through hands on activities and demonstrations.  Family Friday Nights are held the last Friday of each month; 2013 dates are 1/25, 2/22, 3/29, 4/26, 5/31, 6/28, 7/26, 8/30, 9/27, 10/25, 11/29 and 12/27.
    For more info, call (614) 228-2674 or visit http://www.cosi.org
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  • July 26-27, 2013
    13th Annual Big Bend Blues Bash
    Riverside Amphitheater; 100 E Main St.; Pomeroy (Meigs county)
    Hours:  4-11pm Friday, 12pm-2am Saturday-Sunday.  The Ohio River Valley's premier blues festival.  Two days of roots, rocks, blues, jazz and Americana.  This year’s event features Chicago blues great Bernard Allison as well as Albert “the Kid” Castiglia, the Gas House Gorillas, the Muggs, Todd Wolfe Band, Chaz Humley & the Effects, more!  Sponsored by Coors Light, Farmers Bank, Holzer Health Systems and the Pomeroy Blues & Jazz Society.
    For more info, call (740) 992-6840 or 992-6524 or visit http://www.pomeroyblues.org
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  • July 26 - August 3, 2013
    Pike County Fair
    Pike County Fairgrounds; Piketon
    For more info, visit http://www.ohiofairs.org
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  • July 27, 2013
    Boss Hogs Bar-B-Que
    Heritage Vineyard Winery; 27561 Township Rd 45; Warsaw (Coshocton county)
    Hours:  6-9pm.  Music by Tim and Reb plus food by Boss Hogs Bar-B-Que.
    For more info, call (740) 824-4314 or visit http://www.heritagevineyardwinery.com
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  • July 27, 2013
    Habitat for Humanity Golf Outing Fundraiser
    River Greens Golf Course; 22749 Ohio Rte 751; West Lafayette (Coshocton county)
    For more info, call (740) 545-7817 or visit http://www.rivergreens.com
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  • July 27, 2013
    Three Rivers Bluegrass :: Awesome Possum Bluegrass Band
    Coshocton Village Inn & Suites; 115 N Water St; Coshocton (Coshocton county)
    Admission:  $ 5.00, children 12 and under FREE.  Food and non-alcoholic drinks available starting at 5:30 p.m. furnished by Relay for Life Team Alana.  Hours:  6-11pm.  Max Hardesty, the one-man-band, will play from 6-6:45 p.m.; the featured band will play from 7-9pm.  Following is an open acoustic jam from 9:15-11pm – come play and share your music.  Make note of the 2013 show dates:  1/25, 2/9, 3/23, 4/20, 5/25, 6/22, 7/27, 8/24, 9/27, 11/23, 12/28 (no October show).  Need more Bluegrass?  Every Sunday be sure to tune to WQKT-FM104.5 from 8am-10am for the Picks & Bows Bluegrass Show.
    For more info, call (740) 498-8456 Duane or Clenda Hardesty or email duane1000@roadrunner.com
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  • July 27, 2013
    Inaugural Buffalo Hills Resort Car, Truck & Bike Show
    Buffalo Hills Resort; 54780 State Rte 566; Senecaville (Noble county)
    Hours:  1-4pm Saturday.  All brands, makes, years of cars, trucks, motorcycles.  Registration starts at 11am, awards presented at 4pm, dash plaques to the first 50 entries.  Fee includes one night primitive camping, fishing and swimming.  Come early, bring the family.  Free hotdogs, jump house, slide.  Live radio remote and DJ.
    For more info, call (740) 685-3824 or visit http://noblecountyohio.chambermaster.com
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  • July 27, 2013
    Airport Summer Jam
    Coshocton Airport Amphitheater; 24632 Airport Rd; Coshocton (Coshocton county)
    Hours:  6:30pm.  Admission:  $10.  Featuring some of the best bands in the area.
    For more info, call (740) 622-2252 or visit http://www.coshoctonairportamphitheater.com
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  • July 27, 2013
    Bob Stewart Band
    Uncle Buck's Riding Stable & Dance Barn; 73930 Buck Lane; New Marshfield (Athens county)
    A "unique attraction located near Lake Hope State Park surrounded by Zaleski State Forest" is Uncle Buck’s.
    For more info, call (740) 664-2428 or visit http://www.unclebucksstable.com
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  • July 27, 2013
    Adams County Prairie Tour
    Shawnee State Park; 4404 State Rte 125; Portsmouth (Scioto county)
    Hours:  9am, meet at the Shawnee Lodge lobby to caravan to the area's interesting prairie habitats.  Bring your own lunch and drink.  It is suggested that you dress in layers.
    For more info, call (740) 858-6652 or visit http://shawneeparklodge.com
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  • July 27-28, 2013
    45th Annual Howard Chandler Christy Art Show
    The Commons; 21 W Main St; McConnelsville (Morgan county)
    Hours:  11am-5pm Saturday, 12-5pm Sunday.  Witness the quality of the artwork and undiscovered new talent.  Spend time with and get to know the artists.
    For more info, call (740) 962-4909 or visit http://www.christyartguild.com
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  • July 28, 2013
    Concerts on the Green :: Jake & Elwood’s Blues Review

    Denison University Fine Arts Quad; 338 W. Broadway; Granville (Licking county)
    Hours:  6:30-8:30pm Sunday.  Proclaimed by many to be the nation’s #1 Blues Brothers tribute show complete with cartwheels, a briefcase and a harmonica.  Since 1990 the group has been thrilling crowds in nightclubs and concert halls, corporate and civic arenas.

    For more info, call (740) 587-1976 or 973-0025 or visit http://www.granvillerec.org
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    • COTG (Concerts on the Green) is a series of eight free summer evening concerts.  Bring a picnic, lawn chairs or blanket and the whole family to Denison University’s Fine Arts Quad in Granville.  Performances start at 6:30pm and last approximately ninety minutes with no intermission.  2013 Concerts on the Green schedule:  May 27, June 2, June 16, June 30, July 14, July 28, August 4, August 18
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  • July 28, 2013
    Columbus Polo Club on the Great Lawn
    Bryn du Mansion; 537 Jones Rd; Granville (Licking county)
    Hours:  2pm.  Admission:  FREE.  The picturesque front lawn of the historic Bryn Du Mansion plays home field to the Columbus Polo Club.  Pack up blankets, a snack and drinks, and bring the family to enjoy an afternoon in the sun and watch a great polo match.
    For more info, call N/A or visit http://columbuspoloclub.com
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  • July 29 - August 3, 2013
    Gallia County Fair
    Gallia County Fairgrounds; Gallipolis
    For more info, visit http://www.galliacountyfair.org
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  • July 31 - August 3, 2013
    30th Annual Roy Rogers Festival
    Holiday Inn; Portsmouth (Scioto county)
    Roy Rogers, "King of the Cowboys".  Early-Bird Reception, meet movie and TV stars, movie and film room, question and answer forum, visit Roy Rogers' boyhood home, collector and memorabelia room, car show, entertainment including Jon Patterson, The Gate City Gunslingers, Bill Sanders, Alias Smith & Owens, hospitality center with great food, costume contest, grand banquet, more.
    For more info, call (740) 259-1195 or 474-8171 or visit http://www.royrogersfestival.org
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June 2013

  • May 29 - June 2, 2013

    11th Annual Historic National Road Yard Sale
    The 11th Annual Historic National Road Yard Sale will find thousands of people traveling all or parts of the 200-year old Historic National Road (US Route 40), 800 some miles from Baltimore to St. Louis, from dawn to dusk, searching for treasures of all kinds.  Businesses and individuals set out their goods, fresh produce, bargains, antiques, furniture, collectibles and items strange and wonderful!  Last  year, the event was so popular, some restaurants even ran out of food to serve!  Put on your sturdy and comfortable shoes, pack snacks and drinks, engage some muscle (for loading furniture and large items), pocket lots of green ($$$), fill up the tank, throw some sunscreen, insect repellant, hand wipes, paper towels and a roll of toilet paper in a tote bag, and take off!
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  • June 1, 2013
    "The Red Velvet Cake War"
    Actors Guild Playhouse; 724 Market St; Parkersburg, West Virginia
    Hours:  evening and matinee performances.  Also showing June 7-9 and June 14-15.  Actors Guild of Parkersburg presents, "The Red Velvet Cake War".  Admission:  $15 adults, $12 students.  Enjoy the "Dinner & Show Special" at Spats restaurant in the Blennerhassett Hotel in downtown Parkersburg.  Receive 15% off all entrees before or after a show at the Actors Guild Playhouse by presenting your theater tickets.
    For more info, call (304) 485-1300 or visit http://www.actors-guild.com
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  • June 1, 2013
    Chevy Performance Nationals
    National Trail Raceway; 2650 National Rd SW; Hebron (Licking county)
    For more info, call (740) 928-5706 or visit http://www.nationaltrailraceway.com
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  • June 1, 2013
    Family Trails Weekend
    North Bend State Park; 202 North Bend Park Rd; Cairo, West Virginia
    Celebrate National Trails Day by hiking on one of the many trails in North Bend State Park.  The North Bend Rail Trail, designed for hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding, is a rails-to-trail conversion of the old B&O Railroad track running 72 miles from Parkersburg to Wolf Summit near Clarksburg.
    For more info, call (304) 643-2931 or visit http://www.northbendsp.com
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  • June 1, 2013
    8th Annual Taste of Parkersburg
    Bicentennial Plaza; Parkersburg, West Virginia
    Hours:  7-9pm Friday, 5-11pm Saturday.  This annual event has offered an exciting mix of food, wine an