Things to do…
Dawes Arboretum - Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70.
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.
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.
Classic Boat Regatta - Buckeye Lake. It’s the 31st Annual Classic Boat Regatta Aug. 20 -22 at the Buckeye Lake Yacht Club. Saturday is the best day to view the classic boats docked at the club. The show is free and open to the public. An outdoor bar and grill will be open. A boat auction is set for 3-5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 21. For more information visit www.buckeyelakeyc.com
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.
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.
“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
Flint Ridge Knap-In - Flint Ridge. The hills and woods around the ancient quarries at Flint Ridge will once again ring with the sound of hammered stone over Labor Day Weekend, Sept. 3-5. This fun and educational annual event gathers artisans from all over the country skilled in flint knapping, the ancient art of making tools and weapons from flint. Native Americans came to Flint Ridge for thousand of years to quarry flint they needed to produce weapons and tools for everyday survival. The flint was also a trade item for many of these people as it was especially prized for its quality and beauty. Visitors can learn to make an arrowhead or spear point from a flint knapper or try their hand at archery and spear throwing. They can watch contemporary marksmen compete in the International Atl-Atl Society accuracy competition by launching six-foot darts at amazing distances. Guests can also tour the museum to learn about the history and geology of Flint Ridge and watch skilled craftsmen at work. Afterwards take a walk on the miles of forested trails and see the quarries first hand. On Friday, September 3 at 7 p.m., bring your own chairs to enjoy music by Nashville recording artist Bill Shoemaker. Ohio Historical Society archaeologist Bill Pickard will have a presentation on Ohio’s history around 9 p.m. in the pavilion. On Saturday, Sept. 4, every half hour from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. in the pavilion will be educational demonstrations, including flint knapping, bow making and more. From 10 a.m. to Bill Pickard will identify your artifacts, fossils and curious rocks at the museum. At 4 p.m., there will be an auction of handcrafted articles. At 7 p.m., Nashville recording artist Kevin Weldon will entertain the crowd. Vendors will be selling jewelry and a variety of wares. Food will be available on site serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. This event is open to the public from 9 a.m. – 5 each day. Admission is $5 per vehicle, which includes free admission to the museum. The site is located four miles north of I-70, three miles north of Brownsville, in Licking County, at the intersection of County Roads 668 and 312 (Flint Ridge Rd.). For more information, visit www.ohiohistory. org/flintridge.