Things to do…
Dawes Arboretum - Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70.
Arbor Day Festival - Saturday, April 28, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. It’s Arbor Day at Dawes Arboretum! Festival activities usher in spring and summer at The Arboretum, our busiest times. This Arbor Day Festival is an opportunity to learn about and show appreciation for what Mother Nature gives us and to spend a spring day enjoying the outside. An array of activities and educational displays go on all day, including tree climbing and kid’s crafts. FREE, visit dawesarb.org for more information.
Walk with a Doc - 10 a.m. on Saturdays, April 28, May 12, May 26, June 9 and June 23. Walk with a Doc was created by Dr. David Sabgir, a board-certified cardiologist who practices with Mount Carmel Clinical Cardiovascular Specialists. The Arboretum is collaborating with WWAD to help encourage healthy, physical activity in people of all ages, and reverse the consequences of a sedentary lifestyle. Improve your health and well-being by joining a walk and getting tips from a physician. Free. Meet at the Visitors Center Deck to get started!
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. For more information visit www.dawes arb.org
George Pugh Full Pool Breakfast - Buckeye Lake. The Buckeye Lake Region Chamber of Commerce holds its annual Full Pool Breakfast from 7:00 to 8:30 a.m. on Friday, April 27, at The Buckeye Lake Yacht Club. It signals the start of the summer lake season. This year’s event focuses on the value of fishing, featuring Eddie Levin, four time champion of the Ohio B.A.S.S Federation Junior Circuit and Ohio B.A.S.S Federation’s Angler of the Year 2011; Deryk Eckert, two-time World Champion Angler; and Todd Thompson, founder of the Ohio B.A.S.S Federation Nation and former President and Director of the B.A.S.S Federation Youth Program. Tickets are available for advance purchase or at the door. Cost is $13. Admission is limited to 125 people. Contact Jodi Miller, BLRCC Membership Director, at 740/348-6293 for more information.
Cranberry Bog Work Days - Buckeye Lake. Here’s your chance to see Cranberry Bog up close and personal. Last Saturday’s cold rain affected the turnout for the first Work Day, but volunteers did clear invasive vegetation, opening up a vista to the western area of the bog. Work continues from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 28 and on Saturday, May 12. Work day volunteers or anyone interesting in making donations to preserve the Bog, replace deteriorated sections of the boardwalk and extend boardwalk to areas of Bog not visible from the exiting boardwalk can call Buckeye Lake Historical Society at 740-928-1998 or e-mail J_ me@BuckeyeLakeHistory.org or George O’Donnel at 614-314-1053 or godonnel@Arshot.com.
Car Show - Buckeye Lake. The Buckeye Lake Museum and Jim Matheny Kar Shoz will partner up on Saturday, April 28, at the North Shore Boat Ramp for the first car show of the year with registration noon to 3 p.m. The cost is $8 per car. Awards presented at 4:30 pm. Food will be available with door prizes and drawings throughout the day.
Mady Tittle Fundraiser - Jacksontown. Help six-year-old Mady Tittle’s family with medical expenses by enjoying a Soup Beans and Corn Bread Supper starting at 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 28, at Jacksontown United Methodist Church.
Baked Steak Dinner-Buckeye Lake. Stop by the Buckeye Lake Fire Station for a delicious baked steak dinner from 4-7 p.m. on Saturday, May 5. Cost is $7 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. Carryout is available; call 740-928-3473.
Poppy Day - Millersport. American Legion Post 637 Auxiliary members will be distributing poppies downtown and at local businesses starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 5. Poppy Day is sponsored annually by the American Legion Auxiliary to remind Americans of the sacrifice of life and health made by the men and women of our armed forces. The poppies are hand-made by disabled veterans and are never sold. Donations benefit rehabilitation and child welfare for veterans and their families. Blair Murphy, daughter of Jerry and Tonya Murphy, is the 2012 Little Miss Poppy Queen. She is a fourth grader at Millersport Elementary School and a Junior Auxiliary member through her great grandfather Joh Gordon Bell who served in World War II.