Warm, sunny days with lovely autumn leaves?
Sip some apple wine
At Camp Jack, wine grows on trees. Well, apples grow on trees, and the Walla Walla, Washington, business makes wine with them. Ohio is one of only four locations where the sweet new sipper has launched. Bottles are available at local liquor shops, as well as many Whole Foods and Giant Eagle stores. Check out campjack.com.
Try a great pumpkin beerPumpkin beers abound at your local bottle shop, and among the best is Pumking, an imperial pumpkin ale from Southern Tier Brewing Company. This hefty ale clocks in at 8.6 percent ABV and packs a spicy, seasonal punch. Visit southerntierbrewing.com. Learn what gravestones really mean Graveyard art is old, exquisite and (fun fact alert!) instructive. A representative from The Association for Gravestone Studies will share the meanings behind what has been carved for the deceased during a seminar at the Grandview Heights Public Library at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27. Find details at ghpl.org.
Pop in an autumn mixtape
Summer mixes should be blasted through open windows and filled with songs you forget in a month. Fall music should be quieter and filled with poignant music you remember for a lifetime. Here are 10 great songs for the season. Visit columbusalive.com to listen to the playlist.
1. Vetiver, "Through the Front Door"
2. Fleet Foxes, "Sun It Rises"
3. Skip Spence, "Little Hands"
4. The Kinks, "Muswell Hillbilly"
5. Bob Dylan, "It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry"
6. Canned Heat, "Poor Moon"
7. Brightblack Morning Light, "Black Feather Wishes Rise"
8. Simon & Garfunkel, "El Condor Pasa (If I Could)"
9. James Blake and Bon Iver, "Fall Creek Boys Choir"
10. Gram Parsons, "November Nights"
Whiten your knuckles at Hitchcocktober
The Gateway Film Center will add an element of eerie with its month-long tribute to the master of suspense. "The Birds" closes at 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, and is followed by weekly runs of "Vertigo," "Rear Window" and "Psycho." Hitchcock films screen at midnight Friday, 1:30 p.m. and midnight Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and 9:30 p.m. Thursday through Nov. 3. Visit gatewayfilmcenter.com.
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