Things to do…
Things to do...
Dawes Arboretum - Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70.
Wetland Chronicles: Signs of Change, Saturday, September 1, 10am - noon, September marks the season of change. There are changes in the air temperature, amount of light intensity, rainfall, the color of the leaves and animal movement. The Naturalist will explain the reasons for some of these changes and lead curious hikers on an exploration of these changes in the wetlands. $5/members free, reservation required, meet at the Dutch Fork Wetlands, located on White Chapel Rd.
Beginning Bonsai - Two sessions, Wednesday, September 12 & 19, 7 - 10 pm, This two-session bonsai course will introduce you to the art of bonsai. The first session will lead you through the history of bonsai, types of plants to use, containers, bonsai soil, tools needed and pruning needs. During this first session, students will also plant a tree in a container to take home and nurture until the next session. During the second session, students learn how to prune and style their tree using special wire. Materials for this course include one tree, bonsai container, growing media, wire and an Art of Bonsai booklet. Tools will be available for students to use during the class. $45/$30 members, reservation required, meet at the Zand Education 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.
Coshocton Canal Festival - Coshocton. Historic Roscoe Village hosts the annual celebration of its rich canal heritage August 18-19. Weekend activities will include an invitational craft show featuring handmade goods, traditional craft demonstrators, food booths, live musical entertainment and children's activities Saturday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm and Sunday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. To get a feel for the Canal Era, take a ride back in time with the 45-minute float down the section of the restored canal on the Monticello III, the horse-drawn canal boat in Coshocton Lake Park, from 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm throughout the weekend.
More information is available at 800-877-1830 or visit www.roscoevillage. com. Historic Roscoe Village is a 19th century living history community depicting life in Ohio's Canal Era. The Village is located on State Routes 16 and 83 near the junction of US Route 36 in east-central Ohio.
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.
Cruisin' On The Commons - Millersport. Coming to Historic Lions Park, Friday, August 17, 5 to 8 p.m., is the Millersport Lions' last car show of the summer. Only $5 per vehicle gets your car, motorcycle or truck entered into the show. Registration is from 5 to 7 p.m. Trophies awarded at 7:30 p.m. Winners will be chosen by the trophy sponsors. There will be games, music, trivia, prizes and food. Historic Lions Park is located on Chautauqua Blvd in Millersport only a block from Buckeye Lake's south shore. Take State Route 204 to Cruisin' On The Commons.
Car Show - Buckeye Lake Eagles. Come out Sunday, August 19 to the Buckeye Lake Eagles on Ohio 79 west of Buckeye Lake. Registration begins at noon.
Nature Tots: The Itsy Bitsy Spider - William C. Kraner Nature Center. Join the Licking Park District for another Nature Tots program on August 18 at 10 a.m. What do you know about spiders? Most people are afraid of spiders and would rather they never existed at all, but did you know they are very beneficial?Bring your toddler to this fun program to learn more about the itsy bitsy spiders. Participants will search for spiders and their webs, eat like a spider and see one up close! Your little one is guaranteed to have fun. For additional information please call (740) 587-2535 or check us out on the web at www. lickingparkdistrict.com.
Homeschool Tuesday: Flying Beauties - Infirmary Mound Park. Bring your homeschooler to Infirmary Mound Park's shelter #6 on at 1 p.m. August 21 and join Licking Park District staff for Flying Beauties. This month we will explore the woods and fields of Infirmary Mound Park in search of a variety of butterflies. Kaleidoscopes in the sky, winged beauties, gossamer wonders; call them what you may, but we all agree that butterflies are truly beautiful creatures. Learn more about their lives, species found in our area and how you can provide a safe haven for them in your yard. Sarah Dalton of Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks will also be on hand to demonstrate monarch butterfly tagging and its use in studying these amazing insects. For more nformation call Licking Park District headquarters at (740) 587-2535, the William C. Kraner Nature Center at (740) 323-0520 or check us out on the web at www.lickingparkdistrict.com.
Cruise In at the Park - Infirmary Mound Park. Get out of your tired routine and get your motors revving at the Licking Park District's Cruise In at the Park. Join the Park District on Saturday, August 25 at Infirmary Mound Park's James E Bradley Center. Guests can admire the classic cars and trucks, while you rev up your engines, rock out with great oldies and eat delicious homemade food. Registration is just $5 and runs from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Activities begin at 11 a.m. and continue until 3 p.m. Admission is FREE! After gazing amongst the classic cars and trucks, take your family on a leisurely stroll around Mirror Lake or hike through the woods fields of Infirmary Mound Park to put an end to a wonderful day. Don't miss this opportunity to spend quality time with your family at Infirmary Mound Park. For more information about any park program, please contact the Licking Park District at (740) 587-2535 and don't forget to check us out on the web at ww.lickingparkdistrict.com
Fly-In, Drive-In Breakfast - Newark-Heath Airport. Join the local chapter of the Experimental Aircraft Association for their annual breakfast starting at 8 a.m. Pilots from all over Ohio and neighboring states are expected. Come out to see all types of general aviation aircraft from modern production aircraft to vintage and classic aircraft. Many homebuilt experimental aircraft are also expected. Free airplane rides for children ages 8 through 17 will be available. A parent or legal guardian must be present to grant permission for the free flight. The free flights begin at 10 a.m. and continue until 2 p.m. Breakfast is served for a modest charge from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Everyone is welcome.
Ditty Bops - Columbus, Capitol Theatre, Thursday, Aug. 30, 8 p.m., The charming, talented and eco-friendly Ditty Bops perform old-timey string band music with an environmentalist flavor. With voices as sweet as honey and harmonies to match, they call their shows "pagan-vaudeville." Accompanied by guitar, mandolin, piano, fiddle, stand-up bass, and lots of wild costume changes, their music blends ragtime, western swing, bluegrass and folk. Tickets are $21, Call the CAPA Ticket Officeat 614-469-0939 or Ticketmaster at 614-431-3600 or visit the CAPA Ticket Officeat the Ohio Theatre (39 E. State Street) or any Ticketmaster outlet.
Legend Valley - Thornville, The outdoor venue known for bring the Grateful Dead, ZZ Top, Hank Williams. Jr., and Bon Jovi to the Lake Area is open and rockin' once again! It's located just south of the I-70 and SR 13 interchange on SR 13 near Thornville. For detailed directions and ticket information, visit www. legendvalley.net.
Friday Night Bandstand - Lancaster. Bring the entire family to see Trombones Plus, the last concert of the season, Friday, August 17 at 7:30 p.m. in downtown Lancaster. Free, but bring a lawn chair.
Jamie O'Neal - Frazeysburg. Grammy nominated country music star Jamie O'Neal performs at the Longaberger Homestead in Frazeysburg on Saturday, September 8, at 7 p.m. The show is free and open to the public. O'Neal first burst onto the country music scene in 2001 with the #1 hit "There Is No Arizona," and followed that up with another #1 single, "When I Think About Angels."
Hot Licks Blues Fest - Granville. The Blues Fest returns for its eighth year in downtown Granville from noon until 10 p.m. on Saturday, September 15. Guitar god Hubert Sumlin is the featured act. He is listed in Rolling Stone's The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. He takes the stage at 6:30 p.m. Cincinnati's Robin Lacy and DeZydeco wraps up the evening. The lineup also includes Inner City Blues and Chicago's Kilborn Alley Blues Band. The fest is free, sponsored by Granville Federation for the Appreciation of the Blues.
Short North Sunday Jazz - Columbus, Short North Sunday Jazz, Sundays , noon to 1:30 p.m., Goodale Park Gazebo:
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.