Things to do…
Dawes Arboretum - Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70.
Night Hike- Friday, July 20, 9 - 1pm. Summer's heat has started an increase in nocturnal activity in The Arboretum so make sure to meet us at the Visitors Center for a fun-filled hike through fields, woods and collections. Free, meet at the Visitors Center Deck.
Bonsai for Kids- Saturday, August 4, 10am - noon. Let the arboretum nurture your child's creativity through the art of Bonsai. Often thought of as an "adults only" practice, bonsai is appropriate for nearly any age. Our Bonsai curator will encourage your child to create a unique perspective through various techniques. This class is for children ages 11 - 14. $15/$10 members, meet at the Visitors Center.
Wetland Chronicles: Butterflies and Their Plants- Saturday, August 4, noon - 2pm, Dutch Fork Wetlands, located on White Chapel Rd. August is the month when populations of butterflies reach their peak in central Ohio. Enjoy a leisurely walk as we explore the many species of these winged "flowers" of the wetland and the plants they depend on. $5/members free, 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.
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.
Night Moves - Infirmary Mound Park, July 28. As you sleep through the night, thousands of creatures scurry about in the darkness trying to survive. Venture into the woods with us in search of some of these critters and learn how they have adapted to the darkness. Don't worry about a flashlight you won't need one. We will become nocturnal animals and make our way through the woods and fields in the dark. Don't miss this exciting family hike filled with fun activities. Infirmary Mound Park shelter # 6. 9:30 p.m. Contact (740) 587-2535.
Cruisin' On The Commons - Millersport. Coming to Historic Lions Park, Friday, July 20, 5-8 p.m. is the Millersport Lions' third car show of the summer. Registration is $5 per vehicle and runs from 5- 7 p.m. Trophies are awarded at 7:30 p.m. There will be games, music, trivia, prizes and food is available. Lions Park is located on Chautauqua Boulevard in Millersport only a block from Buckeye Lake's south shore.
The Atlatl: An Ancient Weapon of Mass Destruction - Flint Ridge, near Brownsville, Satuday, July 14, 2 p.m. Amateur archaeologist Skeeter Kish has given presentations at the University of Akron, Archaeological Institute of America and various archaeological societies. At Flint Ridge, Kish discusses the atlatl's construction, its physics and the history of the atlatl, including the possibility that it was used to hunt the giant mammoth to extinction and how the bow and arrow replaced the atlatl as the principle hunting tool. Admission: $4/adult, $3/child. 740.787.2476 or 800.283.8707
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.
Short North Sunday Jazz - Columbus, Short North Sunday Jazz, Sundays July & August, noon to 1:30 p.m., Goodale Park Gazebo:
• July 15- Jim Maneri Straight: Straight ahead
• July 29- Tim Cummiskey Quartet: High energy contemporary
Art in the Park - Infirmary Mound Park. Join us as we celebrate summer with an evening of good music, July 14 The Lancaster Community Band adds a variety of concert band music to the evening air. Relax amidst the natural surroundings of Infirmary Mound Park as you listen to toe tapping marches, familiar Broadway musicals, and more. Bring a picnic dinner and enjoy a fun evening with your family. Concert begins at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free.