Things to do…
Lake Tours - Buckeye Lake. See historic Buckeye Lake by boat. Take a ride on the Greater Buckeye Lake Historical Society's Queen of the Lake II. The 50-passenger boat cruises every Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. from May to October. Board at the Buckeye Lake State Park's North Shore Ramp just off Ohio 79 in the Village of Buckeye Lake. Tours are not operated during thunderstorms. Suggested donations are $10 for adults and $8 for seniors and children. Children under age 5 are free. For more information call (740) 929-1998 or visit www.buckeyelakehistory.org.
Perry County Fair 2008 - New Lexington. Monday, July 14 - Saturday, July 19, daily admission $7. The Perry County Fair features American Idol star Bucky Covington, July 18 - 8:30 p.m.; Great Little Bear Show is daily at 3 p.m., 5 p.m. & 8 p.m. Rides open Mon-Sat at 1 p.m. Pleasant Valley Boys perform square dance music every night at the Pavilion from 9 p.m. - midnight.
For more information, visit www.perrycountyfair.com.
"Happiest Music on Earth" - Roscoe Village, Coshocton. The Mid-America Chapter, Music Box Society International, is returning for the 33rd Annual Band Organ Rally on Friday, July 18 and Saturday, July 19, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Members will be operating and displaying a variety of hand cranked, paper operated table top Music Boxes and Organettes. There will also be larger trailer mounted Carousel and Fairground Band Organs, Calliopes and a variety of hand cranked portable organs known as Hurdy-Gurdy's or Monkey Organs. More information can be found at the society's website at www.mbsi.org.
Lancaster Festival - Lancaster. Country star Wynonna appears on Saturday, July 19 at Ohio University - Lancaster at 8:15 pm. Then, on Saturday, July 26, the Grand Finale will feature pop-star Kenny Loggins at Ohio University - Lancaster at 8:15 pm. Tickets are $15 adult lawn, $20 at the gate, $5 student/child, $25 and $30 table seats. On Wednesday, July 22, ZOSO - The Ultimate Led Zepplin Tribute takes the stage at Ohio University - Lancaster. Tickets are $10 general admission. To buy tickets and for a full Lancaster Festival schedule visit www.lanfest.org or call 1-800-LANFEST.
Cruisin' on the Commons - Millersport. Coming to Historic Lions Park, Friday, July 18, 5 - 8 p.m., is the Millersport Lions' second car show of the summer. Only $5 per vehicle gets your car, motorcycle or truck entered into the show. Registration is from 5 - 7 p.m. Plaques awarded at 7:30 p.m. There will be games, music, 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.
Flint Ridge - Glenford. Flint Ridge, an Ohio Historical Society site where native Ohioans mined high-quality flint for making tools, will be hosting a series of summer events highlighting the state's Native American and pioneer heritage. In July, visitors can step back in time to learn about flint knapping, ancient tools and weapons, Native American stories and pottery.
• July 18- 20: Visitors can experience the fun of throwing a long dart with a tool that dates back thousands of years called an atlatl at the Ohio Atlatl Association Practice and Competition. The event is open to the public 1-5 p.m., Friday, 10 a.m. -6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. On Saturday at 2 p.m., Skeeter Kish will explore the atlatl, including its construction, physics, and history. The following day from noon to 5 p.m., flintknapper Chris Miller will demonstrate the fashioning projectile points. Donations accepted.
Flint Ridge is located at 7091 Brownsville Road, SE. It is four miles north of I-70, three miles north of Brownsville, in Licking County, at the intersection of county roads 668 and 312 (Flint Ridge Road).
For more information, call 740.787.2476/800.283.8707 on weekends. For more information about Ohio Historical Society events, visit www.ohiohistory. org/events.