Things to do…
Dawes Arboretum - Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70.
Little Buckeye Imagination Sessions: Wednesdays in August at 2 p.m. Free! Meet at the Visitors Center. A variety of naturerelated topics for kids ages three to fourteen! Bring a friend and learn something new each week with the Education Department. We’ll play games, sing songs and run amok as we discover new ways to appreciate nature and learn about our world.
Home Gardening Series: Spotlight on Perennials: 6 - 8 p.m. on Wednesday, August 11. $15/$8 members; reservations required. Perennials are the focus of this very educational class. Find out what new perennials are out there for home gardens and some of the best practices to keep them full of blooms and vigor! You’ll also find out about pruning perennials and the best methods to promote re-blooming.
Annual Art Show Opening: 6 - 8 p.m. on Saturday, August 14. Free, at the Visitors Center. Be our guest at this joint art show between The Arboretum and Licking County Arts featuring artists from all over central Ohio. Visitors will experience works in media such as watercolor, oil paint, fabric art, photography, sculpture and more. Opening night is Saturday, August 14, 6 - 8 p.m. Be the first to attend the show and mingle with many of the talented artists participating. The show continues daily through August 29. Show hours are 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday.
Night Hike: 8:30 - 10:30 p.m. on Friday, August 20. Free, meet at the Visitors Center deck. Experience The Arboretum at night! Kids and adults are welcome to attend one of our most popular programs as we hike through collections, grasslands and woodlands. 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.
Tour of Homes - Liebs Island. The Buckeye Lake Area Civic Association’s annual Tour of Homes returns for its 25th Anniversary Edition on Sunday, August 8. The first boat will leave the Lieb’s Island Boat ramp at noon and the last boat embarking on the tour will depart at 3 p.m. This year’s tour features lakeside homes on the south side of the lake. $15 donation.
Farmers Market - Baltimore. Stop by every Friday from 5-7 p.m. through Oct. 22. The market is located on Ohio 256 between Basil and High streets.
Ride for the Kids’ Christmas Poker Run - Buckeye Lake. Join us rain or shine for the 3rd Annual Poker Run on Saturday, August 14. Registration begins at 10 a.m. at the Port Lounge & Smokehouse with last out by noon. Bikes, motor vehicles and boats welcome! Separate stops for boaters. Cost is $20 for driver/ captain and $10 for each passenger with a pulled pork dinner included. Live entertainment from 5 - 7 p.m. at the Port Lounge plus games and door prizes. Proceeds benefit the Buckeye Lake Community Celebration Committee’s annual winter clothing and family Christmas project.
Baltimore Festival- Baltimore. August 4 -7 in Johnson Park. Southern Justice Band at 6 p.m. and Teen Night with Johnny Garber at 8 p.m. on Thursday, August 5; DJ Johnny Garber at 4 p.m., Crusie-In at 5 p.m. and After Midnight band at 8:30 p.m. on Friday, August 6; 5K road race at 8:30 a.m., Grand Parade on Ohio 256 at 10:30 a.m., Kiddie tractor pull at 1 p.m., Mark Wade’s Kids Show at 4:30 p.m., Dangerous Jim and the Slims at 8 p.m. and fireworks at 10 p.m. on Saturday, August 7. Rides, games and concessions daily. $500 drawing at 11 p.m. on Saturday, August 7. For more information visit www. baltimorefestival.com
Dublin Irish Festival - Dublin. The Irish Festival features seven stages featuring Irish music and dance. Cultural stages include storytelling, folklore, music and hands-on workshops. Shop the Irish Marketplace for traditional Irish wares and an Emerald Arts Isle featuring hand-made Irish arts. Sample an endless variety of Irish food and drink, Aug. 6-8, Coffman Park. Friday 4 p.m.-midnight. Saturday 11 a.m.-midnight. Sunday 11 a.m.- 9 p.m. Adults $10. Seniors $7. Children 12 and under free, visit www.dublinirishfestival.org for more information.
“My Sister Eileen” - Newark. This comedy by Joseph Fields and Jerome Chodorov centers on two sisters from Ohio who move to a basement apartment in the Greenwich Village section of New York City in order to pursue their careers. Performances by the Licking County Players are August 5, 6, 7 and 12, 13, 14 all at 8 p.m. Matinee performances are at 2 p.m. on August 8 and 15. All performances are in an air-conditioned theatre at 131 West Main Street in downtown Newark. Choose your seat using the online ticket system at lickingcountyplayers. org or call the box office. at 740- 349-ACTS. Box office hours are Tuesday through Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. Ticket prices range from $8 to $13. Performance dates are August 5, 6, 7 and 12, 13, 14 all at 8pm. Matinee performances are at 2pm on August 8 and 15. All performances are located in an air-conditioned theatre at 131 West Main Street in downtown Newark.
Music In The Courtyard - The Works, Newark. The Works: Museum of History, Art and Technology hosts its third Music In The Courtyard free summer concert on Friday, August 6 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the LeFevre Courtyard. Enjoy a great afternoon of summer entertainment with live music, food and fun activities. This afternoon event is perfect for kids and adults of all ages. The smooth sounds of jazz will fill the summer air as the Ben Thomas Trio performs. Visitors are welcome to bring a picnic lunch. Guests should also remember to bring chairs and/or blankets for the afternoon’s festivities.