Things to do…
Dawes Arboretum - Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70.
Little Buckeye Imagination Sessions: Wednesdays, June – August, 2 p.m.. Learn with a group as the creative educators of The Dawes Arboretum bring your family closer to the wonders of the natural world. Subjects include trees, flowers, weather and many creatures great and small. Free, donations welcome, meet at the Visitors Center.
Licking Memorial Hospital “For Your Health” 5K Run And Fun Walk At The Dawes Arboretum!: Saturday, August 6, 8:30 a.m. Licking Memorial Health Systems teams up with The Arboretum again this year! Walkers of all ages and abilities are encouraged to join the For Your Health 5K and Fun Walk, Saturday Aug. 6. The race begins at 8:30 a.m. and the walk starts at 8:40 a.m. Registration is $20 for runners only. Fun Walkers can choose between a 3.1-mile course or a 1-mile walk. Advance registration can be made by calling LMHS at 740-348-4102 or online at www.premierraces.com. On event day, registration starts at 7:30 a.m. Awards will be given for the first male and female finishers for several age groups as well as the top three overall finishers.
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.
Queen of the Lake II cruises - North Shore boat ramp, Buckeye Lake. Take a relaxing cruise on beautiful and historic Buckeye Lake at 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays through October. $10 per person with children 5 and under, free. For more information visit buckeyelakehistory.org
Baltimore Farmers Market - Baltimore. Check out fresh produce and more Fridays from 4- 7 p.m. through Oct. 21 at West Market and North High streets. Special events weekly. For more information visit www.baltimorefarmmarket.com.
Farm Tour - Glenford. Butternut Farms Retreat and Educational Center, 16563 Laurel Hill Road, Glenford in Licking County, is hosting a public farm tour at 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 30, as part of The Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association’sWomen in Agriculture Tour. Visitors will learn the farm’s history, have a guided tour of the organic vegetable garden, see the Nubian dairy goat herd, visit with llamas, pet a rabbit and see endangered Butternut trees. The farm, started by writer Patricia A. West-Volland and her late husband, Robert L. Volland, has been in operation 34 years. Two Muskingum County farms will offer tours July 30; Blue Rock Station in Philo at 10 a.m. and Log Cabin Weaving in Zanesville at 2 p.m. The tours are free and open to the public. Consumers interested in local foods, farmers and market gardeners wanting to learn more and network with other farmers, aspiring and beginning farmers, and anyone interested in learning more about the production and marketing techniques of sustainable farmers in Ohio, are encouraged to attend.
Antique Fair & Civil War Collectibles Show - downtown Newark. Antique and collectibles vendors will be set up around the beautiful historic courthouse square from 4-8 p.m. on Friday, July 29. There will be Civil War re enactors, Licking County Players, entertainment, a Civil War cannon that will be fired several times and downtown shops and galleries will be open. For more information visit www.downtownnewarkoh.com
The 158th Ohio State Fair - Columbus. It’s back through August 7. Gates are open 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. except 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on August 7. Dates
Gate admission prices are Adults: (13 - 59) $10; Youth: (5 - 12) $8; Senior: (60+) $8; and Children under five: Free.
Saturday, July 30 – Meat Loaf- 7 pm, $28
An American rock ‘n’ roll icon, made famous by his biggest- selling album “Bat Out of Hell” in 1977, is known for his operatic and impassioned vocals.
Sunday, July 31 – Seether with 10 Years -7:30 pm, $24
Seether, originally founded in Johannesburg, South Africa in 2000, made their impact on the American music scene with their 2002 album, “Disclaimer.”
Sunday, July 31 – All-Ohio State Fair Band & Youth Choir-1 p.m., Free event
Four hundred top student musicians and vocalists from across Ohio will showcase their amazing talents.
Monday, August 1 – David Crowder Band -7 pm, $12
Their sound, described as Radiohead meets Linkin Park, is the epitome of progressive electronic rock, but with a uniquely upbeat message of faith.
Tuesday, August 2 – Loretta Lynn / The Oak Ridge Boys-7:30 p.m., $28
Tuesday, August 2 – Glenn Miller Orchestra- 1 p.m., Free event
The world famous Glenn Miller Orchestra has been making music since 1938, when it was under the direction of Glenn Miller.
Wednesday, August 3 – Big Time Rush with New Hollow-7 p.m., $25
Big Time Rush has climbed the ladder of success with their smash hit Nickelodeon television series.
Thursday, August 4 – Trace Adkins presented by BC Powder with special guest Brantley Gilbert - 7 p.m. / $28
Friday, August 5 – Journey with special guests Foreigner and Night Ranger (Show is in Crew Stadium) - 7 p.m., $25, $45, $55, $75
Friday, August 5 – The O’Jays - 7 p.m., $20
.This iconic group, originating in Canton, Ohio in the 60’s, has remained in the music industry spotlight for more than 50 years.
Saturday, August 6 – Buckeye Sports Fest-11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Free event
Buckeye fans catch all the action of The Ohio State University Athletics. Meet and mingle with Ohio coaches, get discounts on upcoming Buckeye sporting events and try out some of the Buckeye interactive activities. Teams participating include women’s ice hockey, women’s gymnastics, wrestling, men’s hockey, women’s soccer, men’s soccer, women’s volleyball, men’s basketball, men’s gymnastics and women’s basketball.
Saturday, August 6 – Melissa Etheridge -7:30 pm, $32
Sunday, August 7 – Sale of Champions Livestock Auction -2 p.m. Free event
See the best of the best from the 2011 Ohio State Fair junior fair livestock competitions as the champion exhibitors sell their prize- winning animals to the highest bidders. This year there are three new categories: dairy products, turkey and goats.
Sunday, August 7 Brad Paisley featuring Blake Shelton and Jerrod Niemann (Show is in Crew Stadium) -7:30 pm $25, $45, $60
Community Worship Service - Baltimore. On Sunday, August 7, 2011, area churches would like to invite everyone to join together for a community worship service. The service starts at 10:30 a.m. and will be held at the shelter house behind Faith Lutheran Church, 990 S. Main St. Baltimore. The local gospel quartet “Cornerstone” from Lithopolis, will be featured. Following the service everyone is invited for a carry-in dinner at Christ United Methodist Church Family Life Center, 700 S. Main St., Baltimore, (just across the yard from Faith Lutheran Church). Parking is available at Christ United Methodist Church, Faith Lutheran or Liberty Union Elementary. We will take up a free-will offering for “Cornerstone.” Bring a chair or blanket to sit on, and dress is casual. Hope to see you there!
Dublin Irish Festival - Dublin. Come experience the unforgettable annual Dublin Irish Festival - named “one of the biggest and best festivals in the country” by Chicago’s Irish American News. 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. Visit the Wee Folk area for children, Aug. 5-7, at Coffman Park, visit www.dublinirishfestival.org for more information.
Columbus Museum of Art - Columbus. It’s free admission during the months of July and August, including all special exhibitions. Visit CMA’s new Center for Creativity, explore the newly refurbished galleries, and enjoy an enhanced schedule of activities for the summer including Family Adventures, Surprise Supplies, Drawing in the Galleries, and musical performances.
Rockin’ In The Treetops—60s British Rock - Jacksontown. Hear the music of the 60s come alive again with the British Invasion. The British Invasion rock-n-roll show is an exciting and amazingly accurate re-creation of 1960s music. More than just a Beatles tribute, this rockin’ band covers all the music of the English groups—from the Animals to the Zombies to the Rolling Stones and the Kinks! If you love the music of the 1960s, or just want to see what all the excitement was about, this is the show for you. The band performs two 50 minute sets starting at 7 p.m. Food and beverages are available for purchase at this free family event! FREE, Saturday, July 30. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. Music begins at 7 p.m. Visit dawesarb.org for more information.
“The Great American Songbook, Part 1” - Millersport. Millersport Community Theatre proudly presents “The Great American Songbook, Part 1” (a Musical Revue) directed by Rodney C. Helser. The performance will be held at the Millersport Elementary Auditorium, 11850 Lancaster Street, Millersport at 8 p.m. on Friday, August 5 and Saturday, August 6. All seats are general admission. A pre-show buffet dinner will be available in the Millersport Elementary School Cafeteria from 6 to 7:45 p.m. by reservation only. The dinner will feature three courses and includes beverage with the entree featuring beef kabobs, grilled chicken breasts and roast pork loin. Show admission is $10 and the dinner an additional $10. To get tickets for show, and reservations for dinner call 740-467-3217. Information is also available at www.millersportcommunitytheatre.com.