Things to do…
Dawes Arboretum - Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70.
Night Hike- Friday, July 20, 9 - 11pm, 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.
Kitchen Botany- Saturday, August 4, 10am - noon, Many folks know that a tomato is actually a fruit, but would you have guessed that a kernel of corn is likewise a fruit? Join the fun as we examine not only fruits, but also vegetables, herbs and spices- the everyday and the exotic- from a botanical point of view. We'll explore the origins of various edibles such as seedless watermelons, grapes and oranges. $25/$15 members, Zand Education Center
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.
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.
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.
Baltimore Farmers' Market - Old Basil Firehouse. Buy fresh produce, baked goods, jams and jellies and crafts every Friday from 5 - 7 p.m. The old Basil Fire House is at the corner of West Market Street (Ohio 256) and North High Street. Free entertainment the last Friday of each month. Sponsored by the Baltimore Downtown Restoration Committee. For more information contact Market Master Mike Grover at 740-304-2004 or MCAgrover@yahoo.com.
Hebron Farmers' Market - Canal Park. Buy directly from area farmers and artisans on Wednesdays from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Sponsored by the Hebron Business Association.
Ghost Town Tour III - Licking Park District, Aug 18, the Ghost Town Tour III, the Licking Park District's most popular bus tour, is back. We will venture into the northwestern section of Licking County for the third installment in the series in search of towns from a bygone era. Stops will be made at several historical sites and a relaxing picnic lunch will be had along the way. Tour fee is $35. Deadline to register is August 3 and is limited to 45 people. Call 587-2535 to register today.
History of radio at The Works - Newark. The Works museum will celebrate the local history of amateur "HAM" radio and the 60th anniversary of WCLT, the oldest FM radio station in Newark on Saturday, July 21. The event, titled "On the Air," will be held at the museum from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. In addition to an exhibit of vintage radio equipment and special activities, the entire museum complex will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.The day's activities will include two Special Event Stations operated by members of the Central Ohio Operators Klub Extra-Novice (COOKEN). The stations will broadcast live. Visitors are invited to go "on the air" and speak to other amateur radio operators across the United States and in other countries. Adults and children are invited to participate. WCLT will broadcast live from The Works from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. Admission to The Works is $2 for children, $6 for adults and $4 for seniors. Works' members are admitted free. During the "On the Air" event, children wearing full Boy Scout or Girl Scout uniforms will be admitted free. For more information, call 740-349- 9277 or visit the web site at www. attheworks.org.
Theatre Auditions - Newark. Auditions for the comedy Ladies of Harmony by Ron Hill will be Saturday July 21 and Sunday July 22 at 2:00 p.m. each day. The show is directed by Kelly Moore and requires six women of various ages over 40 years old. Auditions will be held at the Licking County Players Theatre, 131 West Main Street in Newark. Those interested in auditioning should be prepared to read from the script. For more information contact the theatre at 740-349-ACTS or Kelly at 740-366-5152
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.
Festival Brass Quintet - Baltimore. For the first time the Lancaster Festival will present a performance in Baltimore during the summer festival. The Festival Brass Quintet will appear in a free performance at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 25 at the Christ United Methodist Church, 700 S. Main St. (Ohio 158). A free-will donation will be asked to assist the Baltimroe Theatre Renovation Committee. The church is air conditioned and handicapped accessible.
Short North Sunday Jazz - Columbus, Short North Sunday Jazz, Sundays July & August, noon to 1:30 p.m., Goodale Park Gazebo:
• July 29- Tim Cummiskey Quartet: High energy contemporary • Aug 5- Bryan Olsheski Quartet: Contemporary