Things to do…
Dawes Arboretum - Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70.
Wondering About Weeds, Saturday, June 23, 10am - noon.Meet Arboretum Taxonomist, Dr. David Brandenburg, and Display Gardens Manager, Ann Marie Creamer, to findout what's growing around you and learn some interesting information about these tenacious survivors. Bring flowering or fruiting samples of weeds you're dealing with at home and we'll discuss how to handle them. $10/$8 members, reservation required, meet at the Zand Education Center.
Propagation by Softwood Cuttings, Saturday, June 30, 8:30am - noon. Propagating plants from shoots and stems can be rewarding. Think about making 20 new plants from one of your favorite established plants. We'll talk about when to root different plants, using rooting hormones and care tips until transplanting! Everyone will prepare and take home a tray of cuttings taken from The Arboretum grounds! $30/$20 members, reservation required, meet at the Zand Education Center.
Dawes Adventure Day Camp: 6 to 8-year-olds- Monday, July 9 through Friday, July 13, 2007, 8:30am - 1pm, Explore the nature, horticulture and history of Ohio during five funpacked days at The Arboretum. We'll tromp through streams, touch and see native Ohio wildlife, examine wildflowers,create awesome crafts and immerse ourselves in the beauty and adventure of the summer season. $80/$60 members, reservation required
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.
Cruisin' On The Commons - Millersport. Coming to Historic Lions Park, Friday, June 15, 5 to 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 to 7 pm. Trophies awarded at 7:30 pm. There will be games, music, trivia, prizes and food is available. Mark your calendar for theJuly 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.
Civil War Reenactment - Granville. The Licking Park District presents the 21st annual Licking County Civil War Reenactment on Saturday, June 23 and Sunday, June 24 at Infirmary Mound Park. Reenactors from all over the Midwest will provide a weekend full of entertainment and education. Camp tours, period workshops, dinner with the troops ($5.00 extra/person) and a grand military ball will be just a few of the events guests can enjoy. Guests can feel the earth move beneath their feet as the cannons boom and experience what it was like to be a soldier and/or a civilian during the American Civil War. There is a $20 fee per car for the event. Park visitors are encouraged to interact with reenactors. For more information, call the Licking Park District at (740) 587- 2535. The William C. Kraner Nature Center will be closed between June 18 - 25 so that staff may prepare for the reenactment. Normal hours resume on June 26.
Used Book Sale - Newark. The Newark Public Library will celebrate the first day of summer with a used book and equipment sale on June 21 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. The sale will be held next door to the Main Library located at 101 West Main Street, Newark in the former Spencer Walker Press Building. Printed materials will be $1 per bag. The Library will provide grocery style bags. Compact discs, DVD's, videos and miscellaneous surplus furniture and equipment will be for sale as priced. No early sales permitted. Visit the Main Library in Newark or call 740.349.5500 for more information.
Ohio Chautauqua 2007 - Newark. Chautauqua is a traveling tent show that presents history in the compelling form of first-person historical characterizations. This year's theme is World War II and the tent will be on the lawn outside the Reese Center at The Ohio State University at Newark, June 20 - 24. Children of all ages will enjoy an evening of entertainment under the big tent. Performances begin at 6:45 pm and each will feature one of the following characters: President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, humanitarian and author Pearl S. Buck, photojournalist Margaret Bourke-White, Tuskegee Airman Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. and "Rosie the Riveter," Rose Will Monroe.
All Chautauqua events are free and open to the public.