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Events November 2017

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Fall at Alley Park
Wednesday, Nov 01, 2017 - December 31, 2017
AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Exhibit - "Toys and Collectibles"
Location: AMA Hall of Fame Museum, 13515 Yarmouth Dr, Pickerington, Ohio 43147
Time: 9 AM - 5 PM, seven days a week
Website/Facebook: https://www.motorcyclemuseum.org
Organization: American Motorcycle Association
Contact: Museum Office
Phone: 614-856-2222
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Exhibit features a collection of toy motorcycles from the past 50 years. Included are Lego models, steel toys, motorized and wind-up motorcycles and more. Wednesday, Nov 01, 2017 -December 31, 2017 9 AM - 5 PM, seven days a week



Wednesday, Nov 01, 2017 - 11/4/17
Freedom's Never Free
Location: Fairfield County Fairgrounds, 157 E Fair Ave, Lancaster, Ohio 43130
Time: Various times
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Contact: Jeannie Ignash
Phone: 740/277-8531
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This is a free event for all our Veterans, as well as, those currently serving in our military and 1st Responders. The public are welcome, as well, to come show their appreciation and thank those who’ve sacrified so much for all of us.

FNF17 Schedule of Events 11/1, 4 p.m. – Escort of the Traveling Small Wars/Conflicts Memorial, Tribute to Valor, arrives @ the Fairfield Co. Fair Grounds & Setup of Memorial. 11/2, 10 a.m. – Set posts for Field Of Heroes. Flags. 4 p.m. – Opening Ceremony & Field of Heroes Posting of the Colors. Those who sponsored a Flag for their heroes are invited to post their heroes Colors. 11/3 - Day of Remembrance & @ 7 p.m. – 2nd annual USO Dance. 11/4 – Freedom’s Never Free 2017 Appreciation Celebration, 2-6:30 p.m. 2-3:30 p.m. – Outside activities, Traveling SmallWars/Conflicts Memorial, Flag Retirement, Field of Heroes, Kids face painting, etc. 4–6:30 p.m. – FNF16 appreciation celebration dinner & ceremony.



Wednesday, Nov 01, 2017 - February 25, 2018
Ohio Glass Museum Exhibit: "A Very Private Collection"
Location: Ohio Glass Museum, 124 W Main St, Lancaster, Ohio 43130
Time: Tues.-Sat. 1 PM - 4 PM
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Organization: Ohio Glass Museum
Contact: Museum
Phone: (740) 687-0101
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A wide variety of vintage glass items from 1875-1920 from an anonymous private collection. Glassblowing studio always open during Museum hours. Museum open Tuesday – Saturday through February. Wednesday, Nov 01, 2017 -February 25, 2018 Tues.-Sat. 1 PM - 4 PM



Friday, Nov 03, 2017
Whacked at the Winery - Murder Mystery Dinner
Location: Rockside Winery, 2363 Lancaster Newark Road, Lancaster, OH 43130
Time: 7:00 pm
Website/Facebook: https://www.rocksidewinery.com
Organization: Rockside Winery
Contact: ryan@rocksidewinery.com
Phone: 740-687-4414
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At Rockside Winery we make the wine, but we don’t solve the mysteries. That is YOUR job! Once again, someone has been “Whacked at the Winery,” and the culprit is right here among us. Join us for an evening of fun, food, music, and mayhem. Dinner includes entree, sides, 1 bottle of wine per couple or 2 glasses per person, and gourmet dessert! Mystery provided by the notorious Leonard Mystery Players! The cost is $48 per person for dinner, wine and a great show. For greatest enjoyment we recommend that you dress for the show (60’s/Wedding theme). Reservations required in advance on our website, at the winery or over the phone. 740-687-4414 Email ryan@rocksidewinery.com with any questions!



Friday, Nov 03, 2017 - November 19, 2017
Seussical the Musical
Location: The Wagnalls Memorial Library, 150 E. Columbus St, Lithopolis, OH 43136
Time: Fri/Sat @ 7:30 pm, Sunday @ 3:00 pm
Website/Facebook: https://www.wagnalls.org
Organization: Wagnalls Community Theatre
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Phone: 614-837-4765
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FUN FOR THE WHOLE COMMUNITY!

The Cat in the Hat tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust that contains the Whos, including Jojo, a Who child sent off to military school for thinking too many “thinks.” Horton faces a double challenge: not only must he protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, but he must guard an abandoned egg, left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger, kidnapping and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant.



Saturday, Nov 04, 2017
Blacklick Woods Beaver Moon Lantern Hike
Location: Blacklick Woods Metro Park, 6975 E. Livingston Ave, Reynoldsburg, Ohio
Time: 6:30 PM
Website/Facebook: https://www.reservations.metroparks.net/programs
Organization: Central Ohio Park System
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Take a 2 mile lantern-led hike through the forest.



Sunday, Nov 05, 2017
Geology Hike and Dig
Location: Alley Park
Time: 2-3:30 pm
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Organization: City of Lancaster
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Meet in the front parking lot of Alley Park. Go on a hike with Outdoor Educators. End the hike with a rock dig on the hillside. Free program.



Sunday, Nov 05, 2017
reFocus FX Family Experience
Location: Fairfield Christian Church 1965 N Columbus St., Lancaster
Time: 6:00 PM
Website/Facebook: http://fairfieldchristian.org/
Organization: Fairfield Christian Church
Contact: Sarah Eckels seckels@fairfieldcc.org
Phone: 740-654-3866
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Family Experience (called “FX”, for short) is a crazy-fun, high energy event that is designed to bring children, parents and grandparents into one room to laugh, learn, play and experience God together. This FX will incorporate dance music, hilarious skits, interactive games and videos to teach families about “Gratitude,” as we enter the Thanksgiving season. FX is perfect for families of preschool and grade school age children! This is a totally FREE event, however, kids are encouraged to bring one non-perishable food item the evening of FX to donate to FCC’s food pantry.



Saturday, Nov 11, 2017
Fall Off-Trail Hike at Wahkeena
Location: Wahkeena Nature Preserve, 2200 Pump Station Rd, Sugar Grove, OH 43155
Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Website/Facebook: http://www.historicalparks.org/event/fallofftrailhikeatwahkeena_20171111/
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Phone: (740) 746-8695 or (800) 297-1883.
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RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED. Participants must be in good physical condition. Celebrate the end of the season and join us on the final hike of the year! We will be heading off-trail to parts of the preserve that few visitors get to see. Guided walk begins at 10 AM and lasts approximately 3 hours. Please wear comfortable walking shoes. Bring with you binoculars or camera and water or snacks in something such as a backpack so that you are not hindered during the hike. This program is recommended to persons age 10 and older. FREE, family-friendly event. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED. Contact Wahkeena Nature Preserve at (740) 746-8695 or (800) 297-1883.



Saturday, Nov 11, 2017
Saturday in the Park - Bobcats
Location: Alley Park, 2805 Old Logan Rd SE, Lancaster OH 43130
Time: 10-11:30 am
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Family program learning about our feline friends of the woods, the Bobcat. Outdoor Educator will have activities and lessons for all ages.



Saturday, Nov 11, 2017
Blacklick Woods Fall Science Experiments
Location: Blacklick Woods Metro Park, 6975 E. Livingston Ave, Reynoldsburg, Ohio
Time: 2:00 PM
Website/Facebook: https://reservations.metroparks.net/programs
Organization: Central Ohio Park System
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Try some simple, fall-themed science experiments.



Tuesday, Nov 14, 2017 - December 31, 2017
Decorative Arts Center of Ohio "In Our Own Image - The Genesis of Photography and the Contemporary Eye"
Location: Decorative Arts Center of Ohio, 145 East Main Street, Lancaster, OH 43130
Time: Tuesday-Saturday 10 am-4 pm, Sunday 1-4 pm
Website/Facebook: http://www.decartsohio.org/exhibitions.html
Organization: The Johns Family and the Fairfield County Foundation
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Phone: 740-681-1423
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This is an ongoing exhibit from September 9-December 31, 2017
Explore the history of photography over the last 170 years, plenty of stunning images and fascinating activities, free admission.

Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10am-4pm, Sunday 1pm-4pm



Wednesday, Nov 15, 2017
Third Annual Civil War Trivia Team Challenge
Location: The Sherman House Museum
Website/Facebook: https://www.fairfieldheritage.org
Organization: Fairfield County Heritage Association
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Phone: 740-974-6648
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This is always an evening of great fun and lighthearted competition. Bring a team, come join one that night or cheer and hoot from the sidelines.



Thursday, Nov 16, 2017
Blacklick Woods Metro Five-O: Level 1 Nature Painting
Location: Blacklick Woods Metro Park, 6975 E. Livingston Ave, Reynoldsburg, Ohio
Time: 6:00 PM
Website/Facebook: https://www.reservations.metroparks.net/programs
Organization: Central Ohio Park System
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Paint a fall landscape scene. Materials provided. Age 50 and older.



Saturday, Nov 18, 2017
Lancaster-Fairfield County Holiday Parade: "A Season of Giving"
Location: Fairfield County Fairgrounds, 159 E Fair Ave, Lancaster. Ohio 43130
Time: 10:00 AM
Website/Facebook: .https://www.mariachandler2013.wixsite.com/lancasterparade
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Contact: Fran Miller
Phone: 740-653-9189
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Thousands of people line the streets to see the decorative floats, animals, tractors, live music, entertainers, Santa and much more. Parade route begins at the Fairfield County Fairgrounds heading south on Columbus Street. Route turns east onto Main Street through Downtown. Parade goes north on Broad Street, returning to the Fairgrounds. The parade lasts approximately 2 hours.Parade starts and ends at the Fairfield County Fairgrounds, travels through downtown Lancaster. Saturday, Nov 18, 2017 10:00 AM



Sunday, Nov 19, 2017
Slate Run Farm - Turkeys, Traditions and Thanksgiving
Location: Slate Run Farm at Slate Run Metro Park, 1375 SR 674 N, Canal Winchester, OH 43103
Time: 1:00 PM
Website/Facebook: https://www.reservations.metroparks.net/programs
Organization: Central Ohio Park System
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Learn about some of the customs of Thanksgiving including uses of corn, pumpkins and other foods, and the butchering of the turkey.



Sunday, Nov 19, 2017
Lancaster Community Chorus Opening Concert "For God & Country"
Location: Venue: Faith Memorial Church, 2610 W Fair Ave., Lancaster, OH 43130​​
Time: November 19, 2017 3:00 p.m.
Website/Facebook: http://www.LancasterCommunityChorus.com
Organization: Lancaster Community Chorus
Contact: Clarence McCoy
Phone: 740-687-6533
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The 2017-2018 Season Opening Concert at Faith Memorial Church will be a combination of sacred and patriotic music. Tickets are $10 for this concert or $25 for the 3-concert season and may be purchased in advance or at the door. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. For more information and a printable season ticket form please visit the website or the Facebook page. Otherwise, please send an email to lancasterchorus@gmail.com, or call 740-653-5207. Note: This venue is for this concert only.

Follow us on Facebook to learn more::http://www.facebook.com/LancasterCommunityChorus



Thursday, Nov 23, 2017 - December 25, 2017
Fairfield County Festival of Lights
Location: 157 E. Fair Avenue, Lancaster, Ohio 43130
Time: 5pm-10pm
Website/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/FairfieldCoFOL/about/?ref=page_internal
Organization: Kellar Farms
Contact: Bernie Fleming
Phone: 614-207-5030
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Opening Night - November 23rd at 5pm 
$5 per Car | $10 per Passenger Van/Shuttle Bus

Vehicles should enter the fairgrounds at the Broad Street and Fair Avenue entrance and drive through the fairgrounds enjoying the exhibits and then exit on Columbus Street. The festival is strictly drive-through, but there will be a place visitors can stop for hot chocolate and other refreshments and hear Christmas carols on the grounds. A variety of Christmas sights including a Christmas tree, numerous holiday figures like Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Shrek, nativity scenes and more can be seen along the way.

This display will be open from Thanksgiving to Christmas.



Friday, Nov 24, 2017
Clear Creek Metro Park Backcountry Hike to Winnowing Rock
Location: Clear Creek Metro Park, 23833 Clear Creek Rd, Rockbridge, Ohio
Time: 10:00 AM
Website/Facebook: https://www.reservations.metroparks.net/programs
Organization: Central Ohio Park System
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Join us for a rugged 4-mile backcountry hike.



Saturday, Nov 25, 2017
Small Business Saturday-Downtown Lancaster
Location: Downtown Lancaster
Time: 8am-2pm
Website/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1181481478618694/
Organization: Destination Downtown Lancaster
Contact: Michelle Storts
Phone: 740-277-6607
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Visit downtown Lancaster to take part in this national campaign to encourage shoppers to shop local! Stop by the Destination Downtown Lancaster offices at 109 N. Broad, Suite 100, from 8am-Noonish (until supplies last) and get some Shop Small goodies and a list of participating businesses and their specials!



Saturday, Nov 25, 2017
Small Business Saturday
Location: Many locations throughout Fairfield County
Time: Hours vary by business
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Find unique holiday gifts and enjoy personalized service by shopping the many small businesses throughout the cities and villages of Fairfield County including Pickerington, Lithopolis and Lancaster. Hours, specials and activities vary by business. 



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