Things to do…
Dawes Arboretum - Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70.
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.
Night Hike- Friday, August 17, 8:30 - 10:30pm, Bring the kids and leave your sunglasses in the car for this evening stroll around The Arboretum grounds. The Naturalist will lead a hike through the forests, collections and hillsides while discussing natural history, wildlife and constellations in the dark sky above our heads. Free, meet at the Visitors Center Deck.
Butterflies Abound- Saturday, August 18, 2007, noon - 2pm, Join in a walk to search, capture and inspect some butterflies in our area starting at the charming Davis Barn. The Naturalist will talk about the connection between butterflies and host plants and about The Arboretum's participation in the state-wide, long-term, butterfly monitoring project. $8/$5 members, reservation required, meet at the Davis Barn, located on Davis Rd. behind Maintenance Building.
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.
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.
CSI: Mother Nature - William C. Kraner Nature Center. Bring your family on August 4 at 10 a.m. for CSI: Mother Nature. Mother Nature often provides clues that aid real forensic scientists in determine the answers to crime scene mysteries. Participants will learn how tracking, forensic entomology and animal identificationskills are used to solve a variety of mysteries. Then you will venture out and put those new found skills to test and try to solve your very own mystery caper. Don't miss this FREE chance to spark up your life with skills that may be useful in the future. Participants should meet at the William C. Kraner Nature Center at 10:00 a.m. For additional information, please call Licking Park District headquarters at (740) 587-2535 and don't forget to check us out on the web at www.lickingparkdistrict. com.
KICKIN' ASH SPLASH - Heath. Free water park admission, pizza, pop, Debunkify Gear, and games! Licking County Tobacco-Free Coalition's 3rd annual KICKIN' ASH SPLASH is from 7-9 p.m. on Saturday, August 3 at the Heath City Water Park at 1287 Hebron Road in Heath. The event celebrates our youth and their choice to be tobacco-free. The rain date is Firday, August 17.
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 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 ShortNorth.org
Gold Panning and Flintknapping - Flint Ridge, Saturday, Aug. 11, 1-5 p.m. at Flint Ridge near Brownsville, visitors are invited to join Chris Miller for a presentation of gold prospecting. Learn how to look for likely gold deposits, how glaciers affected gold deposits verses ore gold and watch a demonstration of the tools of the trade such as a slush box and digging tools. Families then get a hands-on opportunity to experience the life of a gold prospector. Miller and Chris Stricklett also demonstrate the ancient art of flintknapping throughout the afternoon. Admission: $4/adult, $3/child. Gold panning is scheduled for 1 and 2:45 p.m., flintknapping demonstrations take place throughout the afternoon. 740.787.2476 or 800.283.8707. Music
Take 5 Concert Series - Newark. The Works in downtown Newark will hold an outdoor concert on Friday, August 3rd from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The event is part of the museum's 2007 Take 5 Concert Series. All concerts in the series are free and open to the public. The concert will be held in The Works LeFevre Courtyard and will feature "Prevailing Winds," a local quintet made up of members of the Newark-Granville Symphony.
Concertgoers are welcome to eat lunch during the concert and may bring their own or purchase a boxed lunch on-site from Heritage Deli. Some tables and seating will be provided. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets to spread out on the grass. In the event of rain, the concert will be moved inside. Future concerts in the Take 5 Series will feature the music of Dwight Lenox on September 7, and the trio of Marion Funk, John Sherman and Stuart Brand on Oct 5.
Ohio State Fair Concerts - Columbus. The Ohio State Fair continues to offer fairgoers a diverse entertainment line-up at a great price.
With two acts yet to be announced, the 2007 "AEP Ohio" Ohio State Fair Concert series entertainment is as follows:
• Thurs., Aug. 2 - Gary Allan - $18, 7 pm.
• Fri., Aug. 3 - KEM - $10, 7 pm.
• Sat., Aug. 4 - George Jones / Merle Haggard - $30, 7 pm.
• Sun., Aug. 5 - All-Ohio State Fair Band & Youth Choir Concert - FREE, 1 pm, Non-ticketed event.
• Sun., Aug. 5 - Diana Reyes - $15, 7:30 pm.
• Mon., Aug. 6 - Jeremy Camp with special guest The Afters - $8, 7 pm.
• Tues., Aug. 7- "Johnny Cash Tribute Show" starring Tommy Cash - FREE, 1 pm, Reserved seat tickets available day of show at 8 am.
• Tues., Aug. 7- Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo - $18, 7:30 pm.
• Wed., Aug. 8 - "Weird Al" Yankovic - $20, 7 pm.
• Thurs, Aug. 9 - Corbin Bleu & Drake Bell with special guest Jordan Pruitt - $25, 7 pm.
• Fri., Aug. 10 - Charlie Wilson - $10, 7 pm.
• Sat., Aug. 11 -Quiet Riot/ Slaughter - $8, 7 pm.
• Sun., Aug. 12 - Rascal Flatts with special guest Jason Aldean - $45, $55, $65, 7:30 pm.
The following options are available to purchase tickets:
1) Ticketmaster - Online - www.ticketmaster.com or 614- 431-3600
Concert tickets purchased before arriving at the Fair include Fair admission. Reserved seat tickets for the Aug. 7 "Johnny Cash Tribute Show" are free with paid Fair admission and will be available day of show at the WCOL Celeste Center box officebeginning at 8 am.
For more information, call 1-888-OHO-EXPO or visit ohiostatefair. com.