Things to do…
Dawes Arboretum - Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70.
Walk with a Doc - 10 a.m. on Saturdays, 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!
32nd Ohio Regional Bonsai Show- Saturday, June 9 & Sunday, June 10, Saturday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. The Dawes Arboretum invites you to the 32nd annual Ohio Regional Bonsai Show. Over 100 bonsai specimens are displayed in the firelight room and bonsai courtyard. Free demonstrations go on throughout the weekend and a silent auction takes place both days of the show. Vendors will be on the Visitors Center Deck with supplies for all your bonsai needs. A workshop on Saturday, 1 – 4 p.m., focuses on beginning bonsai, perfect for those just starting out ($35 fee; registration required). Take part in the fusion of art and horticulture. FREE, meet at the Visitors Center and Deck
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
Queen of the Lake Public Tours - Buckeye Lake. Enjoy a relaxing and interesting tour of Buckeye Lake at 2 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday aboard the Queen of the Lake II. Board at the North Shore boat ramp in the Village of Buckeye Lake, just off I-70. $10 per person. For more information visitwww.buckeyelakehistory.org or call 749-929-1998.
Buckeye Lake Carp Fest - North Shore Boat Ramp, Buckeye Lake. Help Buckeye Lake for Tomorrow reduce the lake’s excessive carp population. More than $2,500 in cash prizes will be awarded for carp caught during the second Annual Carp Fest June 8-10. The earlier date should mean cooler weather and more productive. Registration is just $5 per fisherman. Pre-register from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily at Z’s Village Market on Ohio 79 in Buckeye Lake Village. On-site registration begins at 3 p.m. on Friday, June 8. Cash prizes will be awarded for the most carp by weight caught over the 48-hour tournament and for the largest carp by weight caught during the same time. Daily cash prizes will also be awarded. There are separate cash prizes for youth (under 16), teams (two members) and families (up to four fishing and no more than two adults). For more information visit www.buckeyelakefortomorrow.org. Carp Fest is cosponsored by Buckeye Lake State Park.
Children’s Fishing Rodeo - Buckeye Lake. Take your child fishing from 8 - 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 9, at the Buckeye Lake VFW, 3430 North Bank Rd. All children under 16 are welcome. An adult must accompany all children. Bring your own pole. Open to everyone. Prizes, food and drink. Sponsored by the Ladies and Men’s Auxiliary.
Granville Art Affair And Wine Festival - Granville. Come see how the Great Lawn of the historic Bryn Du Mansion is transformed into a celebration of art, music, and creativity. Hours are Saturday, June 9 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday June 10 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is FREE. The Granville Wine Festival takes place Saturday June 9 from 1-5 p.m. Enjoy over 50 fine international wines and savory food from over 20 of Central Ohio’s restaurants with the ability to peruse and shop the artist booths with your wineglass! Admission is $40 Advance, $50 Day of event. Visit www.granvilleartaffair.com/ home for more information.
Fireflies, Fun & Fine Art Open House- William C. Kraner Nature Center, Newark. Join the folks at Ohio Nature Education from 4-9 p.m. on Saturday, June 9, for the opening of some new bird of prey aviaries, wildlife displays, kids activities, horse-drawn wagon rides, and art auction.
Hot Air Ballon Festival - Coshocton. On June 8-10, visitors can enjoy the oldest hot air balloon event in Ohio at the Coshocton County Fairgrounds at 707 Kenilworth Ave. Admission and entertainment are free. There will be 22 balloons this year. This family fun affair features midway attractions, craft booths, carnival rides, fireworks, photo contest, kiddie tractor pull, karaoke, food vendors and many other family-oriented activities. The popular balloon ‘Night Glow’ then takes place around 9:15 p.m. on Saturday. Balloon launches and fly-ins will take place (weather permitting) on Friday, June 8 around 6:00 p.m.; Saturday, June 9, around 6:00 a.m. and again around 6:00 p.m.; and Sunday, June 10, around 6:00 a.m. For more information go to www.CoshoctonChamber.com
Corvette Cruise-In - Roscoe Village. Corvette enthusiasts will love the Corvettes at Roscoe Cruise-In on June 10. Over 200 corvettes will converge on the street in Historic Roscoe Village at this event hosted by the Classic Glass Corvette Club. Spectator admission to the cruise-in is free. Visitors will enjoy strolling along the street admiring the cars while listening to the tunes of 50s and 60s music. For more information, visit www.RoscoeVillage.com
Dulcimer Days - Coshocton. This is the longest running heritage music festival in Ohio and the second oldest event of its kind in the United States. This year marks the 38th Anniversary of this nationally significant Appalachian musical event, which will be held in Historic Roscoe Village on June 15-17. The event features the Mid-East Regional Dulcimer Championships, concerts, music vendors, artists’ booths and traditional Appalachian music. For more information visit www.coshoctondulcimerdays.com/
Flag Day Ceremony - Thornville. Honor our national symbol at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 14, at Bicentennial Veterans Park. Join contingents from the American Legion and Boy and Girl Scouts for a speaker on active duty in the military, a flag presentation and a disposal ceremony.
Kid’s Fishing Derby - Thornport. AMVETS Post 51 is sponsoring a Kid’s Fishing Derby from 9-11 a.m. on Saturday, June 16, at the post. All kids 12 and under are welcome. Please bring your life jackets and fishing poles. Contact Danielle Smathers at 740-973- 4241 to sign up.
St. Rose School Festival- New Lexington. Free and open to the public, this community event offers entertainment, food, games and more from 6:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. June 15 and 16 - Rain or Shine!.St. Rose Festival is known for great food, fun games for adults and kids. But this year, the FREE entertainment is on a whole new level with three artists each night.
Book Page Craft - Newark. Give an old book new life! Join Newark Library on June 28, 2012 at 6:30 pm in Meeting Room B as we re-purpose a book into a new creation. Space is limited so call 740-349-5553 to reserve your spot.
BLASST - over Buckeye Lake. The spectacular community-funded fireworks display is set for 10 p.m. on Tuesday, July 3. Your tax-deductible contributions are needed. Mail checks made payable to “ BLASST” to BLASST, PO Box 475, Millersport OH 43046.
Music In The Courtyard - Newark. The Works: Ohio Center for History, Art & Technology hosts its first Music In The Courtyard free summer concert on Friday, June 8 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Enjoy a great afternoon of summer entertainment with live music from the Ben Thomas Trio, ice cream courtesy of Velvet Ice Cream, and fun outdoor activities. This afternoon concert is perfect for everyone. Guitar, acoustic bass, and drums combine to create the smooth sounds of jazz of the Ben Thomas Trio. Visitors are welcome to bring a picnic lunch or purchase a $5 meal at The Grill.