Things to do…
Dawes Arboretum - Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70.
Music in the Garden- Third Sunday of the month, June through September, 1:30 - 3 p.m., “Delightful Sounds.” Stroll through the All Seasons Garden and soak up the beauty while listening to the lovely sounds of music. Concerts are free of charge and are scheduled from 1:30 - 3pm on July18, August 15 and September 19. Bring a lawn chair or blanket if desired.
“Rock-in in the Treetops”- with the Bill Foley Band. Free public concert and activities, Saturday, July 31, 6 - 9 p.m. Food vendors open at 5 p.m. This is truly a fun family event perfect for a summer evening! Join us for fun children’s activities, including professional face painting as well as a free “Rock-in” concert. The Bill Foley Band will play from 7 to 9 p.m. Mousetrap’s Bill Piascik will open the show with children’s music. Visit http:// www.omgilts.com/ for more information on Bill Foley. Visit http://www.class-acts.com/Entertainers/ mousetrap/index.htm for more information on Mousetrap.
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.
Farmers Market - Baltimore. Stop by every Friday from 5-7 p.m. starting July 16 through Oct. 22. The market is located on Ohio 256 between Basil and High streets. July’s free entertainment is Baltimore’s own Mike Grover on July 23 and the Liberty Union Marching Band for a Pep Rally on July 30.
Ice Cream Social - Buckeye Lake. Buckeye Lake Community Celebration Committee presents its Second Annual Ice Cream Social from 3 - 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 17 at the Buckeye Lake Museum on Ohio 79. Join the fun with games like ring toss, fish pond, ball toss and carnival spinner; face painting; 50:50 drawing; a variety of ice cream plus hot dogs, chips, popcorn and drinks; and the Sweet Adelline Singers. Free admission to the social and museum.
Puppet Pallooza - Newark. Puppet Pallooza returns to the Newark Library on Monday, July 19 at 7 p.m. and Tuesday, July 20 at 10 a.m. The whole family can enjoy songs and jokes along with fun puppet plays. Call the Children’s Department at 349.5550 for more information.
Free Tire Disposal - Hebron. The Licking County Health Department is holding two free scrap tire drop off events this summer. The first one is set for Saturday, July 24, at Lakewood High School, 9331 Lancer Drive off US 40. The second one will be held Saturday, August 28, at the Eden Township Building, 10298 Purity Road in St. Louisville. Both events run from 8 a.m. to noon. There will be no charge for tires disposed of during these events. All types of tires will be accepted. A limit of 20 tires per person will be enforced. The health department received a grant from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources to pay for the cost of tire disposal. For additional information contact the Health Department at 349-6535 or visit www.lickingcohealth. org.
Jazzoo - Columbus. The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium are teaming up again this year with the Jazz Arts Group to bring you their fifth annual jazz concert series, JazZoo. This year’s series schedule includes:
• July 16 at 8 p.m. – Chicago and the Sound of the ‘70s. Let your ears take you back to your youth by the sounds of Chicago blues and the songs that dominated airwaves in the 1970s with special guest, Bruce Wermuth.
• July 23 at 8 p.m. – Sinatra & The Big Bands. John Fredo is back again this year to pay tribute to the magic of The Chairman of the Board, big band style.
• August 6 at 8 p.m. – Satchmo & The Duke. A full evening of classic Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington featuring the rich tenor voice and dynamic stage presence of Dwight Lenox.
• August 13 at 8 p.m. – Gershwin Under the Stars. Michael McElroy and Capathia Jenkins are back by popular demand to lend their powerful voices and celebrate the music of George and Ira Gershwin.
Seating is general admission; individual adult tickets are $27 ($30 day of concert), student tickets are $15 (must show student ID), and a four-concert series subscription is $79 per person. All concert tickets include Zoo admission for the day. To purchase general admission tickets please visit www.columbuszoo. org
Band Blast - Coshocton. Five great rock and blues bands from 5 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, July 17, at Roberta’s Catering, 51 pine Street. $10 admission for lawn seats. Alcohol available after 6 p.m. Proceeds benefit Mentoring Center of Coshocton County.