Things to do…
Dawes Arboretum - Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70.
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.
Precious Article Preservation: Photographs- Saturday, July 14, 10am - noon. Photography is one of America's most popular hobbies and why not- photographs are some of life's most precious moments frozen in time. This program is full of tips on the care, display and protection of those precious family photographs. $8/$5 members, reservation required, meet at the 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. Call 740-323-2355 or 800-44-DAWES for information or visit www. dawesarb.org.
Longaberger Homestead - Frazeysburg. For more information call Guest Relations at 740-322- 5588 or visit www.longaberger. com.
+ 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.
+ Horizon of Hope Pink Week - July 7-14. It all begins with hope. Join us for special teas and a Hope and Knowledge Fair providing tips and resources for living healthy as we raise donations and awareness for the fight against breast cancer.
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. 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.
Flint Knapping - Flint Ridge, Learn to make your own arrowhead 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.
Short North Gallery Hop - Columbus, Short North Columbus, Ohio - 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 the launch of 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 4PM and run to 10PM... with restaurants and bars staying open considerably later. Additional information available at Short- North.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. The short route with few hills passes through Black Hand Gorge. The longer routes include some challenging hills and include Fallsburg, Bladensburg, Gambier, Kokosing Gap Trail, Mt. Vernon, Homer, Hartford, 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.
Glorious Fourth: Independence Day Celebration - Columbus, Wednesday, July 4, noon-5 p.m., Ohio Historical Society's Ohio Village, Enjoy a leisurely afternoon of family activities to celebrate the nation's independence, including a grand procession, patriotic speeches, a greased pole contest, a concert by the Ohio Village Singers and a community dance. Throughout the afternoon, families can enjoy period games, an Ohio Village Muffins base ball game, tug-of-war and a pie-eating contest. Another fun part of the day will include popular elements of "Delicious Dish: The Cold, Hard Facts about Ice Cream." Taste unique ice cream flavors, treat yourself to a sundae, help make homemade ice cream and learn about the unique history of ice cream. Admission: $9/ adult OHS member, $6/child OHS member, $11/adult nonmember, $8/child nonmember, $4/parking fee for nonmembers. 614.297.2666 or 800.686.1541
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:
+ 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.
Jazz & Rib Fest - Columbus, The 28th annual Columbus Jazz & Rib Fest at Columbus' Downtown Riverfront brings premiere jazz and the best ribs to towns, featuring Delfaeyo Marsalis, James Moody, Diana Schuur, The Headhunters, Somi, Groove Collective, and many more. Friday, July 20, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday, July 21, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday, July 22, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. For showtimes and more information, contact www. HotRibsCoolJazz.org.