Things to do…
Dawes Arboretum - Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70.
Strut with Your Pup- Saturday, June 20, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m, Free, Visitors Center. Join in the fun as we hit the trails with our pooch pals for an energizing stroll through some of our beautiful collections and trails. This will be an opportunity to talk about why your dog needs to stay on trails and why you shouldn't let Fido whiz on the conifers. All well-behaved dogs are welcome. Arboretum Education Director Sara Lowe and her dog, Louie, will lead the strut..
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.
Licking Park District - Licking County. Don't miss this Licking Park District event:
• "What Lurks Beneath", an aquatic adventure in Lobdell Run Creek on June 21 at 2:00 p.m. at Lobdell Reserve. Join Park District Naturalist Suzan Jervey as she leads participants in search of the wonderfully unique creatures that call our creeks and streams home. Learn how various small animals are adapted to live in the water and avoid becoming prey. Participants can search for crayfish, dragonfly larvae, water penny, frogs and a variety of fish. Each adventure into the stream is different! For safety reasons, all participants must wear footwear in the stream.
Advanced registration is required by June 14 and there is a fee of $3.00 per person with a $10.00 max per family. Park Express Members are free. You may register by calling (740) 587-2535 or e-mail at mail@ lickingparkdistrict.com.
Tour of Homes - Lancaster. The Fairfield Heritage Association presents its 43rd Tour of Homes from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, June 21. Walk to seven homes, two gardens and one studio in the charming, treelined East Allen and Lake streets neighborhood in Lancaster. Tour includes dessert sale, raffle and on-site artists. $10 per person pre-sale with tickets available at the Georgian Museum, Sherman House Museum and select locations of Fairfield National Bank. Tour day tickets are $12 per adult and $6 for students. Proceeds benefit FHA programs and operations. For more information visit www.fairfieldheritage.org
Washboard Music Festival - Logan. It's a one-of-a-kind celebration of America's Appalachian culture and heritage June 18-20, 2009, in downtown Logan. Festival hours have been extended on Friday and Saturday, from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. both days. This free festival features ongoing live music, parades, rides and a sample of local cuisine. More than a dozen washboard and related bands will offer an incredible entertainment lineup this year, including Fiddlers 3, Robin Lacy and DeZydeco and Sadie Green Sales Jugband. Local artists will also display and sell a wide variety of folk and fine art, crafts and washboard inspired instruments. The popular "Washer Women" will be on hand to demonstrate how washboards are used for laundry. Families will enjoy Children's Fair, a unique kid-friendly area, featuring amusement rides, face painting, petting zoo and a train that circles the festival. Saturday festivities include a parade at 5 p.m. and a morning lineup of antique tractors and hit & miss engines. Another major highlight of the festival is the free tours of the 110-year old Columbus Washboard Company, the only washboard factory in the United States still producing washboards on a daily basis.
Color Guard Cookout - Buckeye Lake. Join VFW Post 1388 Color Guard for a cookout from 1-6 p.m. on Sunday, June 21 at the post. The Continentals will provide live entertainment. Everyone is welcome.
Pancake Breakfast - Thurston. The Thurston-Walnut Township Fire Department holds its monthly pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 20 at 8474 High Street. Suggested donations are $5 for adults and $3 for children. The menu is: sausage, pancakes, eggs, sausage gravy, biscuits, orange juice, coffee, tea, and milk. Carry-out orders are welcomed: call 740-862-6542. Firefighters will answer your questions about smoke/CO detectors, blood pressure, diabetic sugar checks, medication lists, and others. They will also be taking orders for Tshirts and reflective address signs, which aid the firefighters in locating you in the event of an emergency.
Car Show and Free Movie - Hebron. Come out to Hebron Evans Park for a car show and free screening of "Grease" on Saturday, June 27. Car show registration begins at 6 p.m. with an $8 fee. The free movie begins at about 9:30 p.m. Sponsored by the Hebron Business Association.
Reptile Mania - Hebron. Join us at the Hebron Library on Thursday, June 25th at 11 a.m. for Reptile Mania featuring P.T. Reptiles. The entire family will have a great time seeing and learning about snakes, spiders, and lizards. This event is free and open to the public. Call the library at 928.3923 for more information.
Be Creative with Art - Hebron. Join us at the Hebron Library on Tuesday, June 23, at 11 a.m. as we explore various types of art through stories, activities and a craft. This free program is for children in grades K thru 5. Call the Library at 928.3923 for more information.
38th Annual Heisey National Convention and Premiere Show and Sale- Newark. The convention's highlight is the annual Premiere Glass Show and Sale. It features 40 prominent elegant glass dealers from across the United States. It takes its theme "Artistry in Glass: the Heisey Etchings" from Heisey's famed etchings such as Orchid and Rose. National Heisey Glass Museum, 169 W. Church St., Newark, beginning Thursday, June 18, 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., $5; Friday, June 19, Noon - 5:00 p.m., $5; and Saturday, June 20, Noon - 5:00 p.m. For more information visit www.heiseymuseum.org
"DOWNTOWN LIVE" - Columbus. DOWNTOWN LIVE, a free Thursday-after work concert series at the corner of State and Third Streets on the plaza (in front of the Hyatt on Capitol Square and 65 East State Street buildings) is back for a fifth summer season. A new feature this year will be the first hour of the concerts from 5-6 p.m. showcasing the acoustic talent of Alex White. Shortly after 6 p.m,. the main talent will take the stage, providing a more energetic and lively experience.
June 18: Hoo Doo Soul Band
June 25: Conspiracy