Things to do…
Dawes Arboretum - Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70.
27th Ohio Regional Bonsai Show- Saturday and Sunday, June 9 & 10, Saturday, noon - 7pm and Sunday, 11am - 5pm. Experience the art of bonsai at the 27th annual Ohio Regional Bonsai Show. Free demonstrations will be on going throughout the weekend. A workshop will be held on Saturday, June 9, 1 - 4pm. The workshop will focus on beginning bonsai and is perfect for those just starting out. The fee is $30/$25 members. Registration for the workshop is required. Over one hundred bonsai specimens are displayed in the Firelight Room and Bonsai Courtyard for viewing. If you want to start your own bonsai or if you are an old pro looking for supplies, vendors will be on the Visitors Center Deck beginning at 8am each day. Free, except workshop on Saturday, meet at the Visitors Center.
Night Hike- Friday, June 15, 9 - 11pm, With a chorus of frogs and toads to sing us on our way, the Naturalist is going to lead a charming evening tromp over the Oak Trail. Join in the hike and findout what the music is all about and what constellations are right above our heads. Free meet at the Visitors Center Deck.
The grounds are open from dawn to dusk. The Visitors Center is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and from 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays and holidays. Call 740-323-2355 or 800-44-DAWES for information or visit www.dawesarb. org.
"Fool for Love" - Newark. Production of "Fool for Love" at 7:30 p.m. on June 1 and 2 in the Black Box Theatre at OSU-Newark in LeFevre Hall. Admission is $4.
National Road Yard Sale - US 40 through Licking County. Communities and folks along the Licking County portion of US 40/National Road are having yard sales! Start at the east end of the county on Main Street in Graiot and travel west to Kirkersville and beyond! Some sales go from 5/30 to 6/3 but most along the road will only have sales on Sat., June 2 from 9 am to 4 pm.
Preschool Story Time - Buckeye Lake. Buckeye Lake Library is hosting Preschool Story Time on Mondays at 11 a.m. from June 4 through June 25. This story time is aimed at children ages 3 to 5 and includes stories, songs, finger plays, puppets and crafts. Each session lasts approximately 45 minutes. Story time is free of charge and open to the public. Visit the library at 41 West First Street in Buckeye Lake or call 740.928.0472 for more information.
Preschool Story Time - Hebron. The Hebron Library is hosting a story time called Treasure Hunt Adventures for children in kindergarten through fifth grade on Tuesdays at 11 a.m. from June 5 to July 10. Participants will enjoy book talks, stories and crafts. Each session lasts approximately 45 minutes. Visit the library at 934 West Main Street in Hebron or call 740.928.3923 for more information.
Polo - Granville. Polo on the Bryn Du Mansion front lawn every Sunday at 2pm, June through Sept. in Granville. Join the fun as the Columbus Polo Club takes on clubs from around the state. Meet the players and horses. Bring a picnic and tailgate right on the lawn. Enter from Newark Granville Rd. Weather permitting, check www.columbuspolo. com or call 740-967-PLAY for more information.
Cruisin' On The Commons - Millersport. Coming to Historic Lions Park, Friday, June 15, 5 8 pm, is the Millersport Lions' second car show of the summer. Only $5 per vehicle gets your car, motorcycle or truck entered into the show. Registration is from 5 7 pm. Trophies awarded at 7:30 pm. Winners will be chosen by the trophy sponsors. There will be games, music, trivia, prizes and food is available. Historic Lions Park is located on Chautauqua Blvd in Millersport only a block from Buckeye Lake's south shore. Take Ohio 204 to Cruisin' On The Commons. For information or directions, contact Ann Piper at Proceeds benefit park improvements, a service project of the Millersport Lions Club. Mark your calendar for the- July 20 and August 17 shows.
Open Bog Day - Buckeye Lake. Explore the ancient mysteries of the Cranberry Bog Saturday, June 23. Guided tours by the Greater Buckeye Lake Historical Society are from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m with no reservations necessary. The society is asking a $10 per person donation and $5 for children 5-18. Boats for this tour launch at the Buckeye Lake North Shore Boat Launch on St. Rt. 79. Contact (740) 929-1998.
South Pacific - Newark. Weathervane Playhouse presents South Pacific, with award-winning music by Rodgers and Hammerstein. May 31- June 1 and June 6
9, 8 pm, and June 9 Matinee, 2 pm. Adult tickets $23, for more information, visit weathervaneplayhouse. org.
"The Nerd" - Newark. Licking County Players presents the sidesplitting comedy "The Nerd" that centers on the hilarious dilemma of a young architect who is visited by a man he's never met, but who saved his life in Vietnam. Visit "The Nerd" at 131 W. Main St., Newark on June 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16 at 8:00pm and June 17 at 2:00pm. Call LCP's box officeat 740-349-ACTS or www. lickingcountyplayers.org.