Things to do…
Dawes Arboretum - Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70.
Poetry in Nature Art Show - August 11-26. “Poetry in Nature” is the theme of The Arboretum and Licking County Arts’ annual art show. The show features artists from all over central Ohio. Media includes watercolor, oil paint, fabric art, photography, sculpture and more. Free, open during Visitors Center hours.
Night Hike - Friday, Aug. 17 from 9 - 11 p.m. 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. Night Hikes are for individuals, couples and families. Scout troops and other groups are asked to call The Education Department for current program offerings, just for scouts and groups. Meet at the Visitors Center Deck. Free, donations welcome.
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.
Farmers Market - Baltimore. Enjoy farm-fresh fruits and veg- etables, baked goods, crafts and more from 4 - 7 p.m. on Fridays now thru Oct. 5 at old Basil Firehouse at the corner of West Market and North High streets. For more information visit www.baltimorefarmmarket.com
Farmers Market - Buckeye Lake. Find local produce, crafts and more from 3 - 6 p.m. on Thursdays in the Buckeye Lake Goodwill store parking lot.
Classic Boat Regatta - Buckeye Lake. The Buckeye Lake Yacht Club is open to the public for its Annual Classic Boat Regatta on Saturday, August 18. Best times are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Outdoor grills and bar will be open. Boat displays from local marinas plus entertainment. Ad- mission is FREE.
Granville Street Scenes - Granville. Granville Street Scenes Artisan and Merchant Show runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 24 and Saturday, Aug. 25. Vendors from Vermont, Indiana, West Virginia, and Ohio who will have many lovely and unique items for sale along Broadway in downtown Granville. Visit www.granvilleoh.com for more information.
Free Big Band Concert - Millersport. Weldon’s Ice Cream presents The Rick Brunetto Big Bank in a FREE concert at 7 p.m. on Saturday, August 18, at Weldon’s Ice Cream, 2887 Canal Dr., Millersport. Rain date is August 19. Don’t forget your lawn chairs and dancing shoes. For more information call 740-467-2400 or visit www.weldons.com
Fall Hookahville - Pataskala. Hookahville is an Ohio music festival institution celebrating its 19th year in 2012. Fall Hookahville 2012 will be held on August 23-26 at Frontier Ranch in Pataskala. Hosted by the Columbus group ekoostik hookah who headline both nights, the music and camping event features the talents of veterans of the improvisational music world, as well as some of the top younger talent the scene has to offer. This Fall, you can camp by your car! During the shows, enjoy a custom laser, lighting & video show! Featuring The Travelin’ McCourys, Tony Rice Unit, Beach Party!!! celebrating the music of The Beach Boys w/ The Hookahville House Band featuring Eric Lanese, Phil Risko, & Eric Sargent of ekoostik hookah w/ Joe Prichard & Shannon Jones of The Recipe and many special guest appearances!, Mike Perkins, Elemental Groove Theory, Blue Moon Soup, The Congress, and Kyra Jones, among others. Visit www.hookahville.com for more information.