Things to do…
Dawes Arboretum - Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70.
Wondering About Weeds, Saturday, June 23, 10 am - 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 open up the discussion to hear about problems in your landscape and share ideas on 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. Learn when to root different plants, using rooting hormones and tips on taking care of them 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.
Wetland Chronicles: Streamside Wanderings- Saturday, July 7, 1 - 3pm, This walk will take us to the place where the wetlands water may eventually flow; the Dutch Fork. This hands-on learning lab will go over the techniques used to assess stream health and water quality by looking at indicator organisms. Dress to get wet and muddy (no sandals, please) as we seine the stream for creatures. $5/members free, reservation required, meet at the Dutch Fork Wetlands, located on White Chapel Rd.
Care and Maintenance of Conifers- Saturday, July 7, 1 - 4pm, This class will be useful to anyone considering getting some conifers for their yard as well as homeowners who already have conifers gracing their land. Although these plants tend to require different care than deciduous trees, they are a very easily maintained and beautiful addition to any planting. $10/$8 members, reservation required, meet at the Visitors Center.
Dawes Adventure Day Camp: 6 to 8-year-olds - Monday, July 9 through Friday, July 13, 8:30am - 1pm. Explore the nature, horticulture and history of Ohio during fivefun-packed 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
Wetlands: More Than Water- Saturday, July 14, 8am - 3pm, Join Arboretum staff as we explore wetlands in Central Ohio. We will botanize plant communities in these habitats and explore the associated wildlife. Participants will learn how to identify plants and critters that live under the water, above the water and on the surface of the water. We will discover how wetland plants and soils interact with each other, helping to make our environment a cleaner place. Participants will have the opportunity to experience aquatic life in and around natural wetlands, such as those created by glaciers, as well as wetlands created through restoration projects. Dress to get wet and muddy. We will be hiking on uneven terrain. This class may not be appropriate for very young children. $35/$20 members (lunch on your own), reservation required, Visitors Center.
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. Fee and reservations required for some programs. Call 740-323-2355 or 800-44-DAWES for information or visit www.dawesarb.org.
Longaberger Homestead - Frazeysburg. Call Guest Relations at 740-322-5588 or visit www.longaberger.com for more information.
+ Independence Day Celebration - June 30. Come home to Longaberger Homestead for a small town festival and a fabulous 30-40 minute fireworks display, inflatable games, live music and menus from the backyard grill.
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 in cooperation with ODNR are from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m with no reservations necessary. The society is asking a $10 per person donation to cover costs. The cost is $5 per child up to 18 years with under 5 years free. Boats for this tour launch at the Buckeye Lake North Shore boat ramp on Ohio 79. Contact (740) 929-1998.
Flint Knapping - Flint Ridge, Learn to make your own arrow head at a flint knapping session, Saturday, July 7, noon to 4 p.m. at the Ridge Museum - a privately owned museum on Flint Ridge Road 312. Call (740) 787-2869 for more information, free to public.
Civil War Reenactment - Granville. The Licking Park District presents the 21st annual Licking County Civil War Reenactment at Infirmary Mound Park, June 23 and June 24. 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. Parking is $15/vehicle which covers admission. Contact (740) 587-2535.
Short North Gallery Hop - Columbus. With over 20 years of tradition, the Short North is renowned for its monthly "Gallery Hop." The first Saturday of every month - July 7 - thousands of visitors converge on the strip to celebrate art, see new exhibits and partake in an evening of sights, sounds, good food, shopping and fun. Though many shops are open earlier, the Gallery Hop officially starts at 4 pm and runs to 10 p.m. Additional information available at ShortNorth.org
Land of Legend Bicycle Tour - Newark, Saturday, July 7, starting at 8 - 10 a.m. Tour starts and ends at Licking County Family YMCA, 470 W. Church St., Newark. All experience levels welcome. Route distances 26, 29, 62+ and 100+ miles. All routes include the Panhandle Trail and pass Longaberger Basket headquarters. Short route has few hills passing through Black Hand Gorge. The longer routes include some challenging hills and include Fallsburg, Bladensburg, Gambier, Kokosing Gap Trail, Mt. Vernon, Homer, Harford, Johnstown, Newark-Johnstown Trail, and Granville. Registration fee is $5 for each rider. Full details on-line at: http://www.lickingcountybicycleclub. com Sponsored by the Licking County Bicycle Club.
Sister Amnesia's Country Western Nunsense Jamboree - Millersport. The Millersport Community Theatre presents it's latest production on Friday, July 6 and Saturday, July 7 at 8 pm. The performance will be held at the Millersport District Auditorium, 11850 Lancaster Street, Millersport. All seats are $8.00. Call 740-467-2669 for tickets.
Ragtime - Newark. Weathervane Playhouse presents Ragtime. This epic new musical paints a powerful and nostalgic portrait of life in turn of the century America. Based on E.L. Doctorow's distinguished novel, Ragtime intertwines three distinct stories that illustrate history's timeless contradictions of wealth and poverty, freedom and prejudice, hope and despair and love and hate. Rated PG, June 28 - 30 8 pm, July 4, 7 pm, July 5 - 7, 8 pm, Adult tickets $23, for more information, visit weathervaneplayhouse.org.
Vintage Voices - Granville, The Vintage Voices of Granville choral group is performing at several venues between June 24 and July 8. For more information, call (740) 366-5042:
+ June 24: The chorus begins its summer performance season at the Thornville United Church of Christ at 10:30 a.m. during the regular morning service.
+ June 27 and 28: Wednesday, June 27, 2 p.m. and Thursday, June 28, 3:30 p.m., the chorus performs at the Inn at Sharonbrook and the Chapel Grove Inn, respectively.
+ July 1: Vintage Voices presents a patriotic program at 6:30 p.m. at Newark Central Church of Christ
+ July 4: In conjunction with the Granville Kiwanis' July 4 celebration, the chorus performs at 2:30 and 4:30 p.m. at the Granville Centenary United Methodist Church. During each performance members of the armed forces will be recognized as Vietnam Veterans present service flags and the American Standard.
+ July 8: The summer season concludes with a patriotic program at 6:30 p.m. at the Newark Central Church of Christ.
Short North Sunday Jazz - Columbus. Short North Sunday Jazz, Sundays July & August, noon to 1:30 p.m., Goodale Park Gazebo:
+ July 8- LDB3 with Linda Dachtyl: Bluesy B3
+ July 15- Jim Maneri
Baltimore Community Museum - 209 E. Market St., Baltimore. The museum is located at 209 E. Market Street along State Route 256. The museum features the early history of Baltimore and Liberty Township with a general store, home telephone operating system, dentist office,farm utensils, antique bicycles, antique cars, an airplane, local obituaries and microfilmed newspapers. Free admission. Handicapped accessible. To schedule a tour, call 740-862-8484.
Buckeye Lake Museum - Buckeye Lake. The Buckeye Lake Museum is open to the public from 1 to 4 p.m. It contains more than 1,000 artifacts from lake area that include the Ohio-Erie Canal, the interurban train, the glory days of the Buckeye Lake Amusement Park and an authentic log cabin, and the first house in Buckeye Lake. Donation of $2, call (740) 929-1998 for more information.