Things to do…
Dawes Arboretum - Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70.
“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.
Jazz & Rib Fest - Columbus, July 23-25, The Jazz & Rib Fest is a highly anticipated summertime tradition offering both jazz and rib connoisseurs the finest in music and barbeque for more than 30 years. Building off the success of our move to the premier entertainment destination of the city, we are thrilled to once again call the Arena District the home of hot ribs and cool jazz. Friday-Saturday 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday 11 a.m.-8 p.m., FREE, visit www.hotribscooljazz.org for more information.
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.
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.
Baltimore Area Community Yard Sale - Baltimore. Yard, garage and sidewalk sales will be held throughout Baltimore and at the Griley House, 209 E. Market St. (Ohio 256) from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 31. Sponsored by the Baltimore Area Chamber. Visit www.Baltimore AreaChamber.com for more information.
Ohio State Fair Entertainment - Columbus. Ticketed acts are Jeff Dunham, Sunday, Aug. 1 at 7:30 p.m. at $38; Jeremy Camp, Monday, Aug. 2 at 7:00 p.m. at $12; Darius Rucker, Tuesday, Aug. 3 at 7:30 p.m. at $28; and Heart , Thursday, Aug. 5 at 7:00 p.m. at $30. Free events are All- Ohio State Fair Band & Choir at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 1; The Harry James Orchestra directed by Fred Radke at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 3; Sandra Lee Semi-Homemade on Tour at 1:00 and 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 7; and Sale of Champions Livestock Auction at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 8. Tickets are available online at www.ticketmaster. com, at all Ticketmaster outlets or by phone 1-800-745-3000.
FREE Admission - The Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus. The Columbus Museum of Art is offering free admission during the months of July and August, including all special exhibitions. Summer Fun includes a host of activities to engage and inspire visitors and is made possible through the generosity and support of CMA members. Please see below for August event information.
• Art Challenges: Sundays, August 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29; Wednesdays, August 4, 11, 18, & 25; and Fridays, August 6, 13, 20, & 27 from 1 - 3 p.m. Visit the Art Challenges station in the galleries to participate in exciting, art-based games that highlight a CMA artwork or collection. Compete against friends and family members, or challenge the scores posted by other visitors. All are welcome to participate and prizes are part of the fun! Admission is free.
• Family Adventures: Sundays, August 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29 at 2 p.m.; and Thursdays, August 5, 12, 19, & 26 at 1 p.m. Share ideas, laugh, and play games during this docent-guided experience. Your family team may embark on a scavenger hunt, imagine yourselves inside a painting, or discover a work of art that tells a family story. Family Adventures are a great way to share quality time and make new memories together. Admission is free.
• Make Art!: Tuesdays, August 3, 10, 17, 24, & 31, from 1 - 3 p.m. Make an animal-themed art project to celebrate animals depicted in artworks from the CMA collection. Admission is free.
• Surprise Supplies Saturdays: Saturdays, August 7, 14, 21, & 28 from 1-3 p.m. Play and create with a unique assortment of art supplies and funky materials. Admission is free.
• Community Capers: Thursdays, August 5, 12, 19, & 26, 2-3 p.m. Meet and learn about some terrific central Ohio organizations and individuals who work to support animals. Each Thursday will feature a different guest including the Turtle Lady, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Ohio Wildlife Center, Columbus Dog Connection, and Capital Area Humane Society. Admission is free.
• Creative Fridays: Fridays, August 6, 13, 20, & 27 at noon. Come join a stimulating discussion about a topic inspired by the exhibition Fur, Fins & Feathers every Friday in July and August. Hear about filming animals and animal celebrities, be inspired by Art & Poetry, unlock your creativity in a special workshop, or discover new works of art. Admission is free. For specific topics, please visit www.columbusmuseum. org/summerfun
• Music in Our Garden: Sundays, August 1, & 8 from 2 - 3 p.m. The Museum’s beautiful Russell Page Sculpture Garden will come alive with the sound of music. Adult Admission is $10 per person. Those eighteen years and younger are free when accompanied by an adult ticket holder. Tickets are available at the entrance to the garden on concert days.
• Jazz in the Garden: Sundays, August 15, 22, & 29. Featuring Mark Flugge, this series of concerts includes other great local artists in our tranquil garden setting. Adult admission is $10 per person. Those eighteen years and younger are free when accompanied by an adult ticket holder. Tickets are available at the Admissions Desk on concert days. For more information, visit www.columbusmuseum.org or call 614.629.0312.
CMA and the Museum Store are open Tuesday through Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and until 8:30 p.m. every Thursday. The Palette Express is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For additional information, call 614.221.4848 or visit www.columbusmuseum.org.
Music “Reflections - A Musical Review” - Millersport. Millersport Community Theatre presents “Reflections - A Musical Review” on Friday, August 13 and Saturday, August 14 at the Millersport Lions Club Park and Clubhouse, 2645 Chautauque Blvd., Millersport. A dinner and show is planned with the dinner starting at 6 p.m. and the show at 8 p.m. Tickets for ages 11 and older are $20 for dinner and the show, $15 for dinner only, and $10 for just the show. Tickets for ages 10 and under are $15 for dinner and show, $10 for show only, and $5 for the meal. The show is outside so you will need to bring a lawn chair. The director is Rodney Helser. Please call 740-277-6479 for tickets or more information.
Dark Star Orchestra - The Midland Theatre, Newark. The Dark Star Orchestra is bringing the Grateful Dead experience to the Historic Midland Theatre in downtown Newark on Sunday August 1 to celebrate Gerry Garcia’s birthday. The Dark Star Orchestra’s commitment to bringing their audience a true Grateful Dead experience is what makes them one of the best bands around. The concert begins at 7 p.m. with doors opening at 6 p.m. Ticket prices are $30. For more information call 740-345- LIVE or visit www.midlandtheatre. 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 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