Things to do…
Dawes Arboretum - Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70.
Pretty Poisons- Saturday, June 19, 10 a.m. – noon, $15/$8 members, reservation required, meet at the Zand Education Center. A handful of wildflowers, weeds, outdoor ornamentals and houseplants fall into the beautiful-butdeadly category. These and more are highlighted in this program by David Brandenburg, taxonomic botanist. Learn which species can make you sick, get you to sneeze, give you a rash, or otherwise make your life unpleasant!
Music in the Garden Series - Third Sunday of the month, June through September, 1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m. June 20 – Classic Brass; July 18 – Delightful Sounds; August 15 – Second Wind Bluegrass; and September 19 – The Doctor & The Professor.
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.
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 40-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 per person. Children under age 5 are free. For more information call (740) 929-1998 or visit www.buckeyelakehistory. org.
Boats on the Canal - Millersport. The Buckeye Chapter of The Antique and Classic Boat Society has a new home for their annual show. Beautiful vintage boats will be moored at canal docks along Canal Drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 19. The chapter is expecting nearly 40 entries for the only sanctioned judged show at Buckeye Lake this year. Classic cars will be parked along Canal Drive as the Millersport Lions Club moves their monthly Cruisin’ on the Commons car show from Friday night to Saturday. Enjoy the classic boats and cars and small town hospitality. Stay around to watch the boat parade at 4 p.m. to the awards ceremony at NorthPoint Island. Both shows are free and everyone is invited.
Pancake Breakfast - Thurston. The Thurston-Walnut Township Fire Department will hold a pancake breakfast on Saturday, June 19 at 8474 High Street, Thurston from 8 a.m. to noon. 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. Carryout orders are welcomed: call 740-862-6542.
Creekside Blues & Jazz Festival - Gahanna. The 12th Annual Creekside Blues & Jazz Festival brings together local, regional and national blues and jazz musicians June 18 - 20 in Olde Gahanna, featuring more than 90 hours of live music on four stages, plus plenty of activities, great food and fun for all ages. Admission is $3 for adults (ages 12 and up). Children under 12 are free. Members of the military receive free admission, ID required. For more information, visit www.creeksidebluesandjazz. com
Buckeye Lake Museum Concert Series - Buckeye Lake. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy The Paul Clark Band from 4-6 p.m. on Sunday, June 20 at Picnic Point at the Buckeye Lake State Park North Shore Boat Ramp. $10 admission.
Dulcimer Days - Coshocton. It is the longest running heritage music festival in Ohio, returning for its 36th Anniversary on June 19 and 20 at the county courthouse lawn and Coshocton Presbyterian Church. The event includes entertainment, workshops (beginning on June 18), vendors from throughout the United States, and the Mid-East Regional Dulcimer Championships. Admission and parking are free. The festival concert headliners are dulcimer players Don Pedi and Bill Robinson & Friends, performing at 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 19 at the Coshocton Presbyterian Church. Admission is free, but a freewill offering will be collected. Sixty-four workshops will take place throughout the weekend and include classes on mountain dulcimer, hammered dulcimer, guitar, banjo, fiddle, harp, bowed psaltery, autoharp, mandolin, and guitar. Workshops are $15 per hour class. For more information visit www.DulcimerDays.com