OCT. 16-31 -- BOO AT THE ZOO, Columbus Zoo, Powell Rd., Powell. Candy stations, haunted train ride, animal programs. Fri. 5-9 pm; Sat. 10 am-9 pm; Sun. 10 am-8 pm. (614-645-3440, www.columbuszoo.org)

NOV. 6-8 -- FRENCH 500 FLEA MARKET, Gallia County Jr. Fairgrounds, 189 Jackson Pike, Gallipolis. Indoor/outdoor market featuring antiques/collectibles from over 150 dealers. 8 am-5 pm each day. (740-446-4120, www.galliacountyfair.org)

NOV. 7 - SEASON'S SPLENDOR Arts/Crafts Show, Greenbriar Conference & Party Centre, 50 Riffel Rd., Wooster. 9 am-4 pm. Over 100 crafters, free admission, lunch available.

NOV. 7-8 -- TRI-STATE GUN SHOW, Allen County Fairgrounds, Lima. Guns, knives, hunting equipment. Sat. 8:30 am-4 pm, Sun. 8:30 am-3 pm. (419-647-0067)

NOV. 12--JAN. 17 -- QUILT NATIONAL '09 at Ohio Arts Council's Riffe Gallery, 727 E. Main St., Columbus. Exhibition produced by Dairy Barn Southeastern Ohio Cultural Arts Center of Athens, OH. Free admission. Visit www.riffegallery.org for more information.

NOV. 13-15 -- CHRISTKINDL MARKT, Canton Cultural Center, 1001 Market Ave. N., Canton. Featuring arts, craftsmen, vendors, food. Fri. 10-8; Sat. 10-6; Sun, 11-4. (330-453-7666)

NOV. 13-15 -- FABULOUS FOOD SHOW, I-X Center, One I-X Center Dr., Cleveland. World-class chefs (Guy Fieri, Bobby Flay, Tyler Florence, Sandra Lee, Michael Symon making appearances); recipes, learn techniques, more. Fri. & Sat. 10-8, Sun. 10-6. (www.fabulousfoodshow.com)