Things to do…
Dawes Arboretum - Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70.
Mother’s Day Appreciation - Families are invited to come to The Arboretum between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. for a fun and casual Mother’s Day celebration. The timing is perfect to see azaleas and rhododendrons in brilliant bloom just outside of the Visitors Center in the Azalea Glen. Bring the whole family to enjoy cookies and lemonade on the deck. We’ll be giving away cell-packs of flowers for the first 100 mothers. This event is rain or shine so we can’t wait to see you there! Three cheers for Mom this Mother’s Day!
Plant Sale and Garden Fair - Saturday, May 15, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Come spend the day at the new and improved Plant Sale and Garden Fair featuring live and silent auctions. Purchase some of the gems grown in The Arboretum’s nursery—several are rare and hard to find in local garden centers and nurseries. Among the offerings are Dawes Favorites and introductions such as Silver Ghost lacebark pine and Dawes Emerald Tiger Grosser maple. A variety of annuals, perennials, herbs and garden vegetables will also be available for a one–stop shopping experience. Meander through the many merchants and professionals offering wares and services in all areas of gardening, landscaping and home decor. The smell of the food court will surely entice you to stay for lunch! Wagons are welcome and encouraged to transport all of your treasures.
Home Gardening Series: Hummingbirds- Saturday, May 22, 9 – 11 a.m., $15/$8 members, reservation required, Visitors Center. Hummingbirds are natural wonders of the bird world. Weighing a mere fraction of an ounce, hummers have the ability to fly straight ahead, upward, downward and backward. In central Ohio, we typically have one species of hummer, the Ruby–throated Hummingbird. This small wonder flies thousands of miles each year as it migrates from wintering grounds in Central and South Americas to breeding grounds in North America. We’ll give hints on how to entice hummingbirds to visit your landscape, be it plants or feeders. We’ll also give helpful information on how to keep the hummers around all season.
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.
Spring Plant Sale, Auction, and Gardening Fair - OSU’s Chadwick Arboretum and Learning Gardens, Columbus. More than 650 varieties of uncommon plants and proven performers for Ohio’s climate and soil conditions will be available Friday and Saturday, May 7-8. The event will be located at the southwest corner of Lane Avenue and Fyffe Road, with parking available behind Vivian Hall, 2121 Fyffe Road. The sale is open to the public 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, May 7 and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 8. An auction is scheduled for both days at 11 a.m. Offerings at the plant sale include heirloom vegetables, herbs, hostas and other perennials, annuals and tropicals, native plants, hanging baskets, unusual and dwarf conifers, rain garden plants, roses, as well as garden art and gifts for Mother’s Day. A comprehensive list of plants expected to be available at the sale is available on the arboretum’s website, http://chadwickarboretum. osu.edu.
18th Annual Chrysler Classic - Hebron. National Trail Raceway kicks off the 2010 special event season with three days of wide-open Mopar Madness May 14-16! Drag racing, car show, swappers, vendors and more! Check the Chrysler Classic website for complete details: www.ccevents.com.
Open House/Fly-In - Fairfield County Airport, Lancaster. The Historical Aircraft Squadron Museum is sponsoring its 2nd Annual Open House/Fly-in on Saturday, May 15. The rain date is Sunday, May 16. Breakfast is available beginning at 8 a.m. with lunch available until 2 p.m. The museum’s B-26-B bomber will be flying and the museum will be open. Day includes Young Eagle flights, skydiving and planes and helicopters on display. Plane and helicopter rides for a nominal fee. Everyone is welcome.
Across the Great Divide - Newark. Licking County Library welcomes Ken Apacki and Eddie McKee as they share experiences from their 2,265 mile trek by mountain bike across the Great Divide. Learn all about their adventure, Tuesday, May 18th at 6:30 p.m. in the 1st floor meeting room of the Newark Library. Please call 740.349.5553 or visit the Newark Library at 101 West Main Street for more information. This event is free and open to the public.
Starting Your Small Business - Newark. Licking County Library and SCORE present a workshop on what it takes to start a small business. Can you afford the start-up costs? Is your idea viable? After this session, you should have a better idea about how to evaluate the potential of a new business idea. Join us on Thursday, May 13th at 6:30 p.m. in the 1st floor meeting room of the Newark Library. Please call 740.349.5553 or visit the Newark Library at 101 West Main Street for more information. This event is free and open to the public.
Pancake Breakfast - Thurston. The Thurston-Walnut Township Fire Department is holding a pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 15 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 and medication lists. They will also be taking orders for Tshirts and reflective address signs, which help them locate you in the event of an emergency.
Spaghetti Dinner - Hebron. Join Boy Scout Troop 33 at 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 22, for a spaghetti dinner at the Hebron Masonic Temple, 116 N. High St. $5 per plate with kids $2.50 and three and under free. Proceeds helps scouts go to Sea Base, a high adventure camp in Florida.
Hookahville 33 - Thornville. Trickle Productions LLC presents Hookahville XXXIII a three-day music and camping event Memorial Day weekend. Lineup announced so far: Two nights of ekoostik hookah (Friday and Sunday night), two sets Gov’t Mule (Saturday night), two sets Michael Franti, Larry Keel Natural Bridge, Zach Deputy, The Ark Band, Rumpke Mountain Boys, Boogie Matrix, Cowboy Hillbilly Hippy Folk, and more TBA. Hookahville has designated camping areas for the handicapped, families and those wishing a quiet camping area. Children 12 and under are admitted free, and the festival is an all ages event. Camping is included in the price of admission. Alcohol is not sold at Hookahville; however you are free to bring your own. Presale tickets are available online. Each Hookahville ticket includes music, camping and parking from Friday at 8 AM through Monday at noon. Children 12 and under are admitted to the festival free with a paid adult. For more information visit www. hookahville.com
6th Annual Nelsonville Music Festival -Nelsonville. Stuart’s Opera House is hosting its 6th annual Nelsonville Music Festival at Robbins Crossing on the campus of Hocking College on May 14-16. This year’s lineup features headliners Loretta Lynn and Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings on Saturday night, The Swell Season and Todd Snider & Great American Taxi on Sunday, and Man Man on Friday night. Over 35 national, regional, and local acts will play throughout the weekend. In addition to the music, the festival will feature camping, local art vendors, kids activities, a beer garden, and local food. Weekend passes are on sale now, and more information and tickets can be found on the festival’s new website at www.nelsonvillefest.org or by calling (740) 753-1924.
The Pfeifers - Millersport. Multi-talented Christian recording artist, The Pfeifers will be featured at the Lighthouse Memorial Christian Union on Sunday, May 30. The Pfeifers will be featured during the 10:00am service. The Pfeifers have enjoyed much success and is recognized as a leader in the Christian music genre. Their music has been enjoyed by world-wide audiences via the popular Gaither Homecoming video series, as well as performances on the Trinity Broadcasting Network, Gospel Music Television, the DISH Network and the Sky Angel Network.