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The Adventurer's Book Club

From Grandma Gatewood's Walk, to The Nature Principle, to Welcome to the Goddamn Ice Cube, we read books all about hiking, nature, dog sledding, outdoor education, paddle sports, and more! 

Join us as we read 8 outdoor adventure inspired titles a year! Every 6 weeks we get together somewhere in nature to talk about a book that we all have read. Occasionally we will have the author at the meeting or perhaps some other additional experience that has to do with the book. We will meet at different places around central Ohio and will make sure that should inclement weather arise, we are all dry and comfortable. All you have to do is register to join!

First Meeting:
Wednesday, May 30th - 6:30 - Grandma Gatewood's Walk by Ben Montgomery
Park of Roses Gazebo

Second Meeting:
Wednesday, July 11 - 6:30 - The Beast in the Garden by David Baron
Park of Roses Gazebo

Third Meeting:
Thursday, August 30 - 6:30  - The Nature Principle by Richard Louv
Park of Roses Shelterhouse

Fourth Meeting:
Wednesday, October 3 - 6:30 - Welcome to the Goddamn Ice Cube by Blair Braverman
Park of Roses Shelterhouse (behind the building) 
3901 N. High St. 

Fifth Meeting:
Wednesday, November 14 - 6:30 - The Last Season by Eric Blehm
Clintonville Outfitters Classroom

Sixth Meeting:
Wednesday, December 19 - 6:30 - The Death and Life of the Great Lakes by Dan Egan
Clintonville Outfitters Classroom

Seventh Meeting:
***Postponed to Wednesday, February 6 due to severe temperatures***
Wednesday, January 30 - 6:30 - Pure Land: A True Story of Three Lives, Three Cultures, and the Search for Heaven on Earth by Annette McGivney.
RideHome Classroom - 650 High St. Worthington

Eighth Meeting:
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 6:30 - Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
Cup o Joe coffee shop: 2990 N High St, Columbus, OH 43202

Ninth Meeting:
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 6:30 - A Fly Rod of your Own by John Gierach
Whetstone Park of Roses, meet in front of the main building by the parking lot

Tenth Meeting:
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 6:30 - On Trails: An Exploration, by Robert Moor
Cup o Joe coffee shop: 2990 N High St, Columbus, OH 43202

Eleventh Meeting:
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 6:30 - To the Edges of the Earth, by Edward J Larson
Cup o Joe coffee shop: 2990 N High St, Columbus, OH 43202

Twelfth Meeting:
Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 6:30 - Life Is a Wheel: Love, Death, Etc., and a Bike Ride Across America by Bruce Weber
Location TBD based on weather

Thirteenth Meeting:
Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - 6:30 - Thirst, by Heather "Anish" Anderson

Fourteenth Meeting:
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 6:30 - TBD by group

Fifteenth Meeting:
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - 6:30- The Stranger in the Woods by Michael Finkel
Location TBD based on weather

Sixteenth Meeting: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 6:30 -  TBD


Give us a call, 614-447-8902 or email our Outdoor Adventure Coordinator, Erin at

*You only need to register once to be added to the email list

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