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Sun. 8 Oct, 2017 - Sat. 14 Oct, 2017

Sun. 8 Oct, 2017

Fall Farm Event! (Sun. 8 Oct, 2017 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

Spend some time with us on the farm!  Stop by to see our barn full of animals, milk Elsie the cow, take horse drawn hayrides through the woods on Saturdays and tractor driven hayrides on Sundays! Pick that special pumpkin from our pumpkin patch, walk our woods trail and let the kids enjoy the playground activities! 

Heart of Ohio Tour (Sun. 8 Oct, 2017 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

The 2017 Heart of Ohio Tour will be Saturday October 7th, and Sunday October 8th from 1 pm to 6 pm. This year the tour will embrace the whole county and will provide an Agricultural experience for all ages.

First stop is Grandpa's Tackle Box, 17811 Buena Vista Drive, Fredericktown @ 1:00pm

Tour goers can stop by Knox Lake to learn about the history of Knox Lake and fish management. Visit local farms and learn about livestock handling and management of sheep and cattle. Leran how genetics and selective breeding of beef can improve production and herd management. You can visit Butcher Maple Syrup where they will have maple products and syrup for sale while learning about maple process and production. Indian Bear Winery will also have products for sale and you will be able to learn about the process and manufacturing of wine. Visitors to The Bat Nest Park will enjoy the views of the Kokosing River flood plain and wetlands. Keep an eye to the sky for a majestic view of a bald eagle and observe the large-style bat house which can house thousands of bats.

At the end of the tour, stop at the Ariel Foundation Park for self-guided walking tours, narrated trailer rides (limited seating), a visit to the Urton Clock House Museum, and a climb to the top of Rastin Tower (tallest view in Knox County). Learn more about how the park developed and its industrial history. Plan to stay for the Back Porch Swing Band and a Community Square Dance at 7:30 p.m. No experience necessary! Food and beverages will be available for purchase from the Mount Vernon High School Key Club. See you there!!

For more info: https://knox.osu.edu/events/2017-heart-ohio-tour

Heart of Ohio Tour (Sun. 8 Oct, 2017 1:06 pm - 6:06 pm)

The 2017 Heart of Ohio Tour will be Saturday October 7th, and Sunday October 8th from 1 pm to 6 pm. This year the tour will embrace the whole county and will provide an Agricultural experience for all ages.

First stop is Grandpa's Tackle Box, 17811 Buena Vista Drive, Fredericktown @ 1:00pm

Tour goers can stop by Knox Lake to learn about the history of Knox Lake and fish management. Visit local farms and learn about livestock handling and management of sheep and cattle. Leran how genetics and selective breeding of beef can improve production and herd management. You can visit Butcher Maple Syrup where they will have maple products and syrup for sale while learning about maple process and production. Indian Bear Winery will also have products for sale and you will be able to learn about the process and manufacturing of wine. Visitors to The Bat Nest Park will enjoy the views of the Kokosing River flood plain and wetlands. Keep an eye to the sky for a majestic view of a bald eagle and observe the large-style bat house which can house thousands of bats.

At the end of the tour, stop at the Ariel Foundation Park for self-guided walking tours, narrated trailer rides (limited seating), a visit to the Urton Clock House Museum, and a climb to the top of Rastin Tower (tallest view in Knox County). Learn more about how the park developed and its industrial history. Plan to stay for the Back Porch Swing Band and a Community Square Dance at 7:30 p.m. No experience necessary! Food and beverages will be available for purchase from the Mount Vernon High School Key Club. See you there!!

For more info: https://knox.osu.edu/events/2017-heart-ohio-tour

Mon. 9 Oct, 2017

There are no events on this day.

Tue. 10 Oct, 2017

There are no events on this day.

Wed. 11 Oct, 2017

Ohio State Football: The Forgotten Dawn with Author Robert J Roman (Wed. 11 Oct, 2017 6:30 pm)

THE Ohio State University.” That’s how Buckeyes who make it to the NFL introduce themselves on nationally broadcast football games.

Author Robert J. Roman will present "Ohio State Football: The Forgotten Dawn" on Wednesday, October 11,  6:30 p.m. at the  Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County, 201 N. Mulberry.

Roman draws on extensive archival research to tell the untold story of the early days of football at Ohio's flagship public university.

The game was different. Fields were rarely level and often rocky. Eleven men played both sides of the ball, quarterbacks were often the smallest men on the team, and coaches were not allowed to communicate with the players during a game. The travel was different. The faculty of rival Ohio Wesleyan forbid their team from traveling to Columbus, where the vulgar, “godless” public university students might corrupt their young men. After Ohio State's first game outside the state—a victory in Kentucky—the team had to run for its life, chased by an angry mob of stone-throwing locals.

 But the students were the same. Eager to establish their school as the equal of older, wealthier, and more strictly religious colleges, Ohio State students saw intercollegiate athletics as their path to respectability. 

“Do you not believe that our athletic clubs have generally represented the University with great credit to themselves and the University?,” asked a student in the campus paper. “Do you not believe they have spread abroad our good name and won friends for us all through the State? I tell you, in this day athletics are becoming just as much a part of a great University as Greek or mathematics.”

"Ohio State Football: The Forgotten Dawn" will not only fascinate readers interested in the school’s sports history, but also those interested in the early history of athletics at American public universities. Familiar debates over the construction of facilities, hiring of coaches, academic eligibility, and the authority of the faculty and the administration are all part of the story here. But above all, college football fans will see themselves, with pride, in this history of one of the sport’s most famed programs.

The free multimedia program is open to the public of all ages and will include forty rare photos from the Ohio State archives. Refreshments will be served. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and autograph at the program.

Roman was born in Connecticut and raised in Ohio. He attended the Ohio State University where he double-majored in psychology and American history/American studies. There he saw tens of thousands of students, who otherwise seemed to agree on almost nothing, be of one mind about their football team. He holds a master’s degree in psychology from New York University and currently lives in New York City.

For more information, call the main library at 740-392-2665 (BOOK), Linette Porter-Metler, PLMVKC Community Relations, 740-501-0080, visit www.knox.net or email [email protected]

Thu. 12 Oct, 2017

Oaks & Acorns (Thu. 12 Oct, 2017 10:00 am)

This program is designed for caregivers (moms, dads, grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc.) with children ages 2-5.  Caregivers and children will spend time together outside experiencing guided nature play, outdoor investigations, and hands-on discoveries.  We will provide children and caregivers ideas to safely and comfortably spend time outside while encouraging creativity and curiosity, and gently pushing the envelope on “risky play.”  Programs are scheduled for Sept 28, Oct 5, 12, 19, 26, and Nov 2.  Programs begin at 10:00am and end no later than 11:30.  Space is limited!  Call now to register 740-427-5052.  Payment due (cash or check) by Sept 15. 

To register for the entire series (all 6 programs):    Members - $20 per family                          Non-members - $30 per family

 

To register for select dates:                                              Members - $5 per day                                 Non-members - $10 per day

CHAUTAUQUA - Mary Shelly (Frankenstein author) (Thu. 12 Oct, 2017 7:00 pm)

OCTOBER 12 – Tammy Souhrada as Mary Shelley (author of “Frankenstein”)

 

Opener – Folktales – blending folk music of the era

ELIXIR PRESENTS

 With financial support from the Ariel Foundation:

Chautauqua/Lyceum Series (11th Season)

2017 Schedule

All Productions are on a DONATION BASIS on THURSDAYS at 7 PM at The Mount Vernon Grand Hotel (12 Public Square, Mt. Vernon)

11th season of the only monthly Chautauqua in the United States

Cost of admission – donation basis

 

For more information visit www.elixirpresents.com  or contact Mike Petee at [email protected]  and to be added to gentle reminder email on Sunday before each program or call 740-392-6102.

Fri. 13 Oct, 2017

Hagan's House of Horrors (Fri. 13 Oct, 2017 8:00 pm - Sat. 14 Oct, 2017 12:00 am)

Hagan's House of Horrors is a multi-themed haunted house attraction located within the village of Bladensburg, in the southeastern part of Knox County. The  haunt is recommended for ages 16 and up with parental discretion advised for younger children. It's open every Friday and Saturday night in October beginning at 8:00 PM (ticket window opens at 7:30). Free parking is available on the haunt site and nearby in this easily walkable country village. 

Most Saturday nights at the haunt involve charitable collections of food or other items or ticket proceeds givebacks to causes in the local community. 

Sat. 14 Oct, 2017

Fall Farm Event! (Sat. 14 Oct, 2017 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

Spend some time with us on the farm!  Stop by to see our barn full of animals, milk Elsie the cow, take horse drawn hayrides through the woods on Saturdays and tractor driven hayrides on Sundays! Pick that special pumpkin from our pumpkin patch, walk our woods trail and let the kids enjoy the playground activities! 

Fall Harvest Festival (Sat. 14 Oct, 2017 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Don't miss this free event featuring a host of activities for the whole family.  Pumpkin decorating, horse-drawn hayrides, live music, a cider press, kid's games, a campfire with marshmallow roasting, and more!  The festival will take place at the Brown Family Environmental Center at 9781 Laymon Road.  For information call 740-427-5052.

Oktoberfest with Fred Ziwich (Sat. 14 Oct, 2017 7:30 pm)

Join us at Ariel-Foundation Park, a unique outdoor venue in central Ohio, for an Oktoberfest celebration with renowned polka star Fred Ziwich and his International Sound Machine. Hailing from Cleveland, Ziwich is the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award for the National Cleveland Style Polka Hall of Fame. Fred Ziwich is known as just about the most versatile musician ever on the Cleveland polka scene. He is a virtuoso on several instruments, a prolific recording artist,  and an expert music arranger. His band, the "International Sound Machine" has mastered, performed and recorded all of the major polka styles. Fred also plays a large repertoire of popular music. Gary and Christopher Byndas have performed with Fred for more than 20 years. Come enjoy some great music, dancing and traditional German beergarten.

PAVLO - Mediterranean Guitarist and Band  Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017  7:30 PM (Sat. 14 Oct, 2017 7:30 pm)

Live on Tour at
The Memorial Theater

PAVLO - Mediterranean Guitarist and Band 

Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017  7:30 PM 

  • 10 Albums and 2 PBS Specials
  • World Renowned; Award Winning 

Dubbed the “Greek God of the Guitar,” Pavlo is a true world artist who brings audiences to their feet with a unique style and Mediterranean flavor. This sizzling guitarist and his band, blend Greek, Flamenco, Latin, and even Balkan flavors.  An international guitar sensation.

 

This is part of a series of 6 concerts.  You can purchase tickets for this individual concert, or for the whole series. 

Individual concert tickets are $25 or you can purchase the entire concert series which includes all 6 nationally touring artists, for just $65.  These artists appear elsewhere for over $50 for just 1 concert!  Visit www.CCAofKnoxCounty.com for information on all concerts and to purchase tickets. Even if you only go to 3 of the 6 concerts, it is worth the series price and you are supporting our local community. 

Call Sue at 740 326-6851 for more information.

 The rest of the series: 

  THE NELONS - Family Gospel Quartet 

Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017  7:30 PM 

  • 3 Grammy Nominations
  • 6 Dove Awards 

 Tight family harmonies and timeless songs. Over 35 albums with chart-topping Southern Gospel classics.  Vocal excellence and stunning performances.  Featured at The Grand Ole Opry.   

3 REDNECK TENORS – Don’t let the name fool you! 

Saturday, Mar. 10, 2018  7:30 PM 

  • Finalists on America’s Got Talent
  • Broadway and opera stars in their own respects 

 A new breed in the “tenor genre” featuring classically-trained veteran artists. Written by opera-veteran Matthew Lord and arranged by award-winning composer Craig Bohmler.  Absolutely beautiful voices. 

DUO BALDO - Musical Comedy Team
Saturday March 24, 2018  7:30 PM 

  • First Prize Musicomicontest (2009)
  • Debut with Andrea Bocelli (2004) 

Violinist Brad Repp and pianist/actor Aldo Gentileschi combine virtuosic performances, theatrical humor and pop culture in critically-acclaimed performances.  High energy classical music with comedy and a touch of slapstick.  Truly outstanding musicians and performers.

 

SIDE STREET STRUTTERS -  100 Years of Jazz
Saturday, April 21, 2018  7:30 PM 

  • First Place – Breda International Jazz Competition
  • Outstanding Musicianship Award (Intl Assoc. of Jazz Educators) 

 The Strutters with vocalist Meloney Collins celebrate the 100th anniversary of recorded jazz.  A potpourri of jazz, pop and R&B songs with melodies that shaped our musical landscape.

 

 

Hagan's House of Horrors (Sat. 14 Oct, 2017 8:00 pm - Sun. 15 Oct, 2017 12:00 am)

Hagan's House of Horrors is a multi-themed haunted house attraction located within the village of Bladensburg, in the southeastern part of Knox County. The  haunt is recommended for ages 16 and up with parental discretion advised for younger children. It's open every Friday and Saturday night in October beginning at 8:00 PM (ticket window opens at 7:30). Free parking is available on the haunt site and nearby in this easily walkable country village. 

Most Saturday nights at the haunt involve charitable collections of food or other items or ticket proceeds givebacks to causes in the local community. 

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