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.
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.
Bud Grafting: 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, August 21. $30/$20 members, reservations required, meet at Zand Education Center. Bud grafting is a specialized form of grafting that is useful on most deciduous shade trees and many shrubs. It represents the easiest and fastest method of grafting woody plants. Participants in this class will take home a small tray of bud-grafted plants to nurture and transplant following a successful take on the bud. Bud grafts will remain dormant through fall and winter and if alive, will push growth in spring. Details of their long term care will be discussed in this class as well.
Caring for Glass and Porcelain: 10:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, August 28. $8/$5 members, reservations required, meet at Daweswood House Museum. The proper care of antique glass and porcelain will ensure that your heirlooms will be in the family for a long time to come. Topics include proper handling, display, cleaning and storage. Selected items from the museum’s collection will also be on display.
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 - 3 p.m. on August 15 and September 19. Bring a lawn chair or blanket if desired.
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. 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.
Annual Burn Unit Charity Ride - Thornport. AMVETS Post 51 is hosting the Annual Charity Ridge benefiting Nationwide Children’s Hospital Burn unit on Saturday, August 28. Bikes and boats are welcome. Registration begins at 10 a.m. with the first out at 11 a.m. The last in is a 5 p.m. at AMVETS. Entry fees are $15 for single bikes and $5 for a passenger. Boats are $10 per person. Entry fees includes food after ridge, auction entertainment and fun. For best five out of seven cards, first place wins $125, second place $75 and third place $50.
Pancake Breakfast - Thurston. The Thurston-Walnut Township Fire Department is holding a pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, August 21 at 8474 High Street, Thurston. 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, medication lists, and other questions you may have. They will also be taking orders for T-shirts and reflective address signs, which aid the firefighters in locating you in the event of an emergency.
“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.
“Cruise In At the Park” - Infirmary Mound Park, Union Township. Gas up your classic car, turn the key and head out to a Saturday of classic fun at the Licking Park District’s Cruise In at the Park. Join the Park District and the Mound City Corvette Club on Saturday, August 28 at Infirmary Mound Park’s James E Bradley Center for a motoring trip down memory lane! Guests can admire the classic cars and trucks that will spark their inner engines and take them back to better times. While you rev up your engines, rock out with great music and eat delicious homemade food. Trophies will be handed out for the top 25 cars, as well as dash plaques and door prizes galore! Registration, from 9:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m. is $5 and open to anyone with a toy they love to share. Activities will begin at 11:00 a.m. and run until 3:00 p.m. Admission is FREE! After gazing amongst the classic cars and trucks, take your family on a leisurely stroll around Mirror Lake or hike through the woods fields of Infirmary Mound Park to put an end to a wonderful day. Don’t miss this opportunity to spend quality time with your family at Infirmary Mound Park. For more information about any park program, please contact the Licking Park District at (740) 587-2535 or visit us at ww.lickingparkdistrict.com
Festival Latino - Columbus, Celebrate family and community with a day of children’s activities, music, food, and dance from the heart of Latin America. Saturday night performance by Our Latin Thing: A Tribute to the Fania All- Stars. Sunday night performance by Jerry Rivera, August 14-15, Genoa Park, Saturday-Sunday 11 a.m.-8 p.m., FREE, visit www.festivallatino.net, for more information.
30th Annual Mopar Nationals - National Trail Raceway, Hebron. Visit the biggest single-make event in the world! Thousands of Mopar show cars, race cars, concept cars, over 1000 swappers, hundreds of vendors and 50,000 of your closest friends! Non-stop action from the time the gates open Friday ‘till everyone collapses from exhaustion on Sunday evening... comparing this to other events is like comparing Woodstock to a weekend at your Grandparents house. Watch www.moparnats. org for details, Aug. 13 through 15, visit www.nationaltrailraceway. com for more information.
Newark Music & Wings Festival - Newark, This first time event is destined to become the largest event held in downtown Newark. Nationally recognized entertainment groups performing free to public, along with tons of America’s favorite finger food...Wings. The event is held in conjunction with the Mopar Nationals and Super Cruise, and will bring thousands of visitors in the Square for two days of great music, delicious food and cool cars on Aug. 13 & 14. Contact Chuck Jackson (740) 67
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.
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.