Christmas Candlelight Walking Tour
Dec
1
1:00 PM13:00

Christmas Candlelight Walking Tour

Christmas Candlelight
Walking Tour


There is no better way to get into the holiday spirit than in the quaint, New England-style village of Granville.  This year marks the 33rd year that the Village of Granville has entertained thousands of visitors and residents at the Christmas Candlelight Walking Tour. 
Granville’s Christmas Candlelight Walking Tour lights up the town the first Saturday of each December, capturing the essence of an old-fashioned Christmas. A festive mood is created at this holiday event as visitors discover the spirit of the season amidst the glow of twinkling Christmas lights and luminaries, the sounds of carolers and musicians, and the happy laughter of children as they sit on Santa’s knee.
 
Stroll along the streets lined with live Christmas trees aglow with sparkling lights and hundreds of luminaries. Find special gifts at unique shops, and dine in a variety of restaurants. Enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride, holiday music at area churches, or visit our museums and businesses that host a multitude of special events and activities.
 
Timed events that have become family favorites occur at locations around town, such as children’s events at the Village Hall; Santa and Mrs. Clause at the Robbins Hunter Museum; Christmas Train exhibits at the library; theatre and music at Denison University; and musical attractions at local businesses.  
 
This annual event is chaired by the Granville Area Chamber of Commerce and is free to the public.  

http://granvillecandlelightwalkingtour.com/

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Howl-O-Ween!
Oct
21
1:00 PM13:00

Howl-O-Ween!

Calling all dogs and their humans! Get your costumes ready! We will have sheep herding demonstrations, an optional parade (walk) through Infirmary Mound Park, followed by the dog costume contest at the dog park. There will be vendors, a bounce house for the kids, treats for the whole family, and plenty of time for dogs to play in our 4 acre dog park!  Spectators are encouraged to bring chairs. Polite, leashed dogs welcome.

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

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Harvest Moon Rendezvous
Oct
12
to Oct 14

Harvest Moon Rendezvous

Bring your family to experience what life was like back in the 1840’s. There are actors in period dress displaying life from the 1840’s. Featured will be sutlers, craftsmen, shooters, buckskinners and other re-enactors. Public hours to wander through the encampment will be:

Friday & Saturday: 9 am – 5 pm

Sunday: 9 am – 12 pm

The Harvest Moon Family Festival will be on Saturday from 12 pm -4 pm

Infirmary Mound Park- James Bradley Senior Center

4309 Lancaster Road
Granville, OH 43023

 

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Speaker Series- The Great Hopewell Road: Ohio's Ancient Superhighway
Oct
4
7:00 PM19:00

Speaker Series- The Great Hopewell Road: Ohio's Ancient Superhighway

Join the Licking Park District the first Thursday evening of every other month in 2017 for fun and informative talks on a variety of natural and historical topics.

In October, Dr. Brad Lepper from the Ohio History Connection will be our speaker. The Great Hopewell Road was a set of parallel earthen walls built by the Hopewell people who lived in Ohio circa A.D. 1-  400. They began at the monumental Newark Earthworks and ran southwest in a remarkably straight line. The road’s ultimate destination is a mystery, but it may have been a route of pilgrimage connecting the two grandest centers of the Hopewell world: the Newark Earthworks and the many Hopewell mounds and enclosures near Chillicothe-more than sixty miles away.

Denison, University, Burton D Morgan Center Auditorium

150 Ridge Rd
Granville, OH 43023

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Granville Art Walk
Sep
8
to Sep 9

Granville Art Walk

Held the first Saturday of each month, Granville’s Art Walk joins creative businesses and non profits for a public event that promotes commerce and art in the Granville community. Featuring creative pieces in various forms by local artists, Granville’s Art Walk works to promote the Granville community as an ‘arts destination’ and offers exposure to local businesses, nonprofits, and artists.

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Tomato Taste Off
Aug
18
9:00 AM09:00

Tomato Taste Off

4th Annual Tomato Taste Off!

Back by popular demand from the last three years, we will be having our 4th annual Tomato Taste-Off at the Granville Farmers Market on Saturday, August 18th.  Mark your calendars now for this ‘can’t miss’ event.  This is an opportunity for you to sample multiple varieties of tomatoes from our tomato growing vendors at the Granville Area Chamber of Commerce tents.  Come on down, try them all, and vote for the one tomato variety you think is the best tasting.  And, once you’ve identified your personal favorite(s), you’ll want to buy a bunch of them while they are fresh and at their absolute peak of flavor.  

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Free Children's Concert
Aug
12
11:00 AM11:00

Free Children's Concert

Granville Parent Co-op Preschool's free children’s concert in celebration of their 75th
anniversary

Granville Parent Co-op Preschool (GPCP) is throwing a party—and everyone is invited.
On Saturday, August 12, 2018, from 11 am-1:30 pm, GPCP will host a free children’s concert at
Wildwood Park, 700 W. Broadway in Granville. Children will be greeted by a balloon artist, face
painting and other activities, culminating in a noon performance by Eric “Mr. Eric” Ahlteen,
whose interactive music program engages children and parents alike. Food will be available for
purchase from local food trucks Mai Chau and SteamRoller Bagel Sandwiches.
The occasion for this event is a celebration of GPCP’s 75th anniversary. As Granville’s oldest
preschool, the co-op has proudly contributed to Granville’s reputation of excellence in education
since 1943. What started as a wartime service project has blossomed into a cornerstone of the
community, instilling “a lifelong love of learning” in hundreds of young children over the years.
Some parents are preschool alumni, having attended the school as children themselves.
“We’re excited to share the spirit of our little school with the greater community,” says Samantha
Stearns, outgoing GPCP president. “A concert is an ideal celebratory act—we can applaud 75
years as a co-op while having a great time with Mr. Eric!”
Stearns and the rest of the co-op’s parent-run board are grateful to the Granville Community
Foundation for funding the concert through a grant. “The foundation’s generosity made it
possible for us to broaden and enrich the cultural experiences offered to our community’s
children,” she says.
With five classes for children ages two through five, GPCP places an emphasis on play-based
learning. Its principle educational goal is to expose children to diverse learning experiences that
will develop their curiosity, love of learning, security, self-concept and sense of belonging to a
world that is interesting to them and interested in them.
Being part of a cooperative preschool allows parents to engage directly with how the school
functions. While GPCP’s certified teachers develop all curricula and teach all classes, each coop
family becomes involved in their child’s experience, by volunteering for the board of
directors, serving as parent helper during class time and/or completing annual parent projects.
“This chance to be present in their school day is fleeting, as they go off to ‘big-kid school’ soon
enough and we are not given as many opportunities to catch a glimpse of our thriving child
among his/her peers,” Stearns says. Many co-op parents find they gain insight about their child
intellectually, emotionally and socially, because they are able to observe their child first-hand
during school activities.
The children’s concert will be held rain or shine. For more event information, visit http://bit.ly/coop75.
To learn more about Granville Parent Co-op Preschool, which is still enrolling for the
2018-19 school year, visit granvillepreschool.org.
CONTACT: Samantha Stearns, 419-349-1033, samantha.basting@gmail.com

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Garnville Farmers Market at "25": History and Shared Memories
Aug
9
7:00 PM19:00

Garnville Farmers Market at "25": History and Shared Memories

On Thursday evening, August 9th, the Granville Historical Society in cooperation with the Granville Chamber of Commerce will present a program for the community in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Granville Farmers Market.  The evening’s program will include reflections by members of the village who were instrumental in the formation of the market in 1993. Members of the farming community in Licking County who have participated as vendors, and the current Market Master will add their perspectives of the Market’s evolution through the years.

The remainder of the evening will be devoted to hearing residents relate their recollections of Market events, family memories of “market” Saturday mornings, and the building of community relationships provided by market activity.

“The Granville Farmers Market: History and Recollections” will take place in Auditorium 115 in the Burton Morgan Building on the Denison University campus. The program will begin at 7:00 with time after the formal program for informal discussion and light refreshments. Parking will be available in the parking garage under Slayter Hall with signs directing guests to the program venue in Burton Morgan Hall. The event is handicap accessible.

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Polo on the Great Lawn
Aug
5
4:00 PM16:00

Polo on the Great Lawn

Polo Game at 4 pm on the Great Lawn. Free and open to the public.
Bring your picnic and your sunscreen and watch the ponies play!

In case of inclement weather the game will be cancelled. To check status please see our Facebook page or check www.columbuspoloclub.com look under schedule.  

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Polo on the Great Lawn
Jul
29
4:00 PM16:00

Polo on the Great Lawn

Polo Game at 4 pm on the Great Lawn. Free and open to the public.
Bring your picnic and your sunscreen and watch the ponies play!

In case of inclement weather the game will be cancelled. To check status please see our Facebook page or check www.columbuspoloclub.com look under schedule.  

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