Things to do…
Identifying Common Urban Trees - Saturday, August 23, a.m. - noon. This class focuses on many of the common trees that can be found in landscapes, cityscapes and parks in urban and suburban areas of Ohio. Basic anatomy of the leaf, twig and bark will be discussed well as branching patterns and overall dendrology. Don't miss this excellent opportunity to glean valuable information and skills from a seasoned expert! $12/$members, reservation required, meet at the Visitors Center and outdoors.
Barbeque, Bluegrass and Boom!- Sunday, August 31, gates open at 3 p.m. music begins 3:30 p.m. at the Concert Stage, featuring a wonderful line of several blue grass and "new" grass bands. Frosty Morning featuring Kenny Sidle will begin the afternoon festivities followed the Dapple Grays. The Andy Carlson Band will take the stage next and the evening will culminate Newark-Granville Symphony Orchestra playing under the stars to a spectacular fireworks display. Dickey's Barbeque and Gary's Buckeye Barbeque will provide the barbeque for those who don't pack a picnic. Lawn chairs, blankets, and picnics are encouraged. Tickets are $10 each.
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 5 p.m. Sundays and holidays. Call 740-323-2355 or 800-44- DAWES for information or visit www.dawesarb.org.
Millersport Lions Sweet Corn Festival - Millersport. August 27, 28, 29 and 30 - Come enjoy hot butter flavored sweet corn served fresh on the cob and piping hot. Bring the whole family to experience a wide variety of delicious foods, large midway, tractor pulls, square dancing, contests galore, farm animals, historical exhibits and top-name country music entertainers while strolling the shady Historic Lions Park. The proceeds from this four-day community event is a major source of income for over 75 non-profit charitable organizations operating all of the food and game concessions. It's ear-resistible!
Main Stage Friday, August 29 • 8:30 p.m. - BlackHawk
Saturday, August 30
• 8:00 p.m. - Introduction of 2008 Sweet Corn Sweetheart and Court
• 8:30 p.m. - Aaron Tippin
Friday, August 29 • 7:00 p.m. - Antique Tractor Tug Pull (1959 and under)
Saturday, August 30
• 3:00 p.m. - Antique Tractor Tug Pull (1959 and under)
Friday, August 29
• 6:00 p.m. - Corn Eating Contest (all ages)
• 7:00 p.m. - Area Lions Clubs Corn Eating Challenge
Saturday, August 30
• 3:30 p.m. - Christina Barth & Ohio's Youth Entertainers Stage Show
• 5:00 p.m. - Three Wheel Race
• 6:00 p.m. - Corn Eating Contest (all ages)
• 7:30 p.m. - Grand Champion "Cob Cleaning" Corn Eating Contest (all previous 2008 winners)
For the full schedule and more info., visit www.sweetcornfest. com
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.
Licking Park District - Licking County. Here are some August events. For more information, call (740) 587-2535 or visit www.lickingparkdistrict.com.
• Aug. 23: Cruise In at the Park- Shine up the chrome and join us for the 13th annual Cruise In at the Park at Infirmary Mound Park on Ohio 37, south of Granville. Oldies will be cranking out all day and tasty homemade food will be available. The Mound City Corvette Club is assisting with the event so don't miss out on seeing their cool Vettes. Trophies for the top 25 vehicles. There will also be door prizes galore. Registration is just $5 and runs from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Open to trucks and cars of all makes and models. Activities run from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
• Aug. 29: Senior Ramble - We will make our second visit to Lobdell Reserve focusing on the newly established prairies. The hike will be moderately strenuous and participants should bring water. Lobdell Reserve, main parking area. 10:00 a.m.
12th Annual Cruise-in & Family Fun Day - Fairfield County Fairgrounds, Lancaster. Come out Saturday, August 30 from noon to 5 p.m. for an afternoon of fun. Registration is from noon to 3 p.m. Cruiser entry fee is $5. Public admission is free. There will be food vendors, mental health/substance abuse agency displays, and rides and games for the kids. All cars, trucks and bikes are welcome. Judging categories: All basic categories plus the Best Unfinished, Best Ratrods and Best Tuners. Awards will be presented at 5 p.m. The afternoon is sponsored by Fairfield County ADAMH Board and hosted by River Valley Rods & Customs. DJ will be Stan the Man. More information is available at www. fair-mh.org and www.rivervalleyrodsandcustoms. com
Flint Ridge Knap-In - Brownsville. August 29-31, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m., each day. The Ohio Historical Society and the Flint Ridge Lithic Society present the Flint Ridge Knap-In - a unique gathering of individuals from all over the country who are skilled in the ancient craft of making tools and weapons from flint and other stone materials. There is a large selection of flint products for sale and flint knapping and other ancient skill technology demonstrations will be held throughout the event. On Saturday, an archaeologist will be present to identify artifacts brought in by the public. There will also be long dart competitions sponsored by the Ohio Atlatl Association. Admission: $5/car parking fee. For more information, call 740.787.2476 or 800.283.8707.
Hebron Music & Arts Festival - Hebron. Mark Saturday, Sept. 27 on your calendar for the first ever Hebron Music & Arts Festival. Activities kickoff with a 5K run beginning at Evans Park. Registration starts at 8 a.m. for the 9 a.m. race. The Battle of the Bands is from noon to 5 p.m. on the Main Stage on High Street. Enjoy country, bluegrass and gospel music from noon to 5 p.m. at Canal Park. Headliner McGuffey Lane takes the Main Stage at 6 p.m. The Hot Rod Stage
(continued from Page 16) at Main and 6th Streets features a car show from noon to 5 p.m. with STicks and Stones performing from noon to 2 p.m. and the Paul Clark Band from 3 to 5 p.m.. Visit www.herbonmusicandarsfestival. com for more information.
National Trail Raceway Special Events - Hebron. It's a full summer of racing fun at National Trail Raceway. 2650 National Rd. SW, Hebron, Ohio 43025, Hours and admission prices vary: for more information visit www. nationaltrailraceway.com or call 740-928-5706.
• August 24- Import Face-Off •August 29 through 31- NMRA Ford Expo
• September 5- NHRA King of Columbus
• September 19 through 21- Jeg's Northern Sports Nationals
Sounds on the Town - Easton. "Sounds on the Town" Jazz Concert Series, Wednesdays, through September 24, 6 - 9 p.m., Town Square. Easton's concert series features a mix of local, regional, and national jazz performances throughout the summer.
• August 27- Blue Lunch
Hookahville "XXX" - Thornville. Legend Valley presents "Hookahville XXX", a three-day music and camping event featuring three nights with ekoostik hookah Labor Day Weekend. Other artists appearing are Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk, Arrested Development, Bela Fleck with Abigail Washburn and the Sparrow Quartet, and Big Head Todd and the Monsters will be making their first Hookahville appearance. Freekbass will be around for Friday's early bird, and The Schwag will be performing late night on Saturday. More acts are being added. Tickets will be available at the gate for $80. To make up for the long waits to enter the spring show, Hookahville XXX Early Bird will be FREE (as always, you need a Hookahville ticket to attend early bird). Also ekoostik hookah will be playing a set at early bird, starting at 8:30. When Hookah is done, there will be more music on the second stage. Visit www.hookahville. com for more information.
Tim & Angel - Millersport. See acoustic duo Tim & Angel at the new Cruiser's Tavern, 12100 Lancaster Street in Millersport, next to Roxy's Pizza, Friday, Aug. 22, 8:30 p.m., (740) 467-3123.