Things to do…
Dawes Arboretum - Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70.
Music in the Garden: Celts Crossing - Sunday, July 14, 1:30 to 3 p.m. Celts Crossing embraces a rich tradition of Irish music, unafraid to throw a few surprises into the yarns of old. If you’re an Irish dancer (if so, feel free to bring your soft and hard shoes), or simply out to hear some wonderful Irish music, you can’t miss the fun! Celts Crossing is Elizabeth Donahue-Redrow on guitar, pipes, and vocals; Paul Mumma on Line 6 guitars, tin whistle, electric bagpipes, and vocals; Frank O’Brien- Bernini on world percussion; Robin Brown on fiddle and vocals; and Scott Rawdon on upright bass and vocals. All band members are experienced in musical collaborations reaching across the genres of rock, punk, folk, classical, and blues, yet embrace the Irish tradition. These influences find their way into the Celtic base of Celts Crossing’s play list in an eclectic yet fun and approachable melting pot vibe. FREE, meet at the All seasons Garden.
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 II Tour Boat - Buckeye Lake. Public tours begin Saturday, May 4, for the season on beautiful Buckeye Lake aboard the Queen of the Lake tour boat. Tours depart every Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m., boarding at Buckeye Lake State Park North Shore in the Village of Buckeye Lake off Ohio 79. Cost is $10 per person with children under 5 years free. The one-hour tour includes Buckeye Lake history told by a a local volunteer. Reservations are not needed. The boat has a sun roof and hold 40 passengers. Private tours are available for groups of 10 or more. For more information, visit www.buckeyelakehistory.org
Baltimore Farmers Market - Baltimore. Good things to eat on Fridays from 4 - 7 p.m. at Basil Park to Oct. 11.
Granville Farmers Market - Granville. Check out the area’s best farmers’ market from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Saturdays on North Main Street between Broadway and College streets. All kinds of good things to eat and drink.
Licking County Aging Program seminars - Newark. The informational seminars focus on senior driving, and elder law. Two separate safe driving classes sponsored by AARP will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. July 18 and 25 at Heritage Hall. The class will cost $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members. It is all classroom instruction and presents no threat to your driver’s license. Topics include senior driving issues, new car features and new laws. You can visit Heritage Hall to sign up for the class of your choice. A senior law seminar is set for 11a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 10. Attorney Steve Roush, an expert in elder law, will talk about estate planning, wills, power of attorney, retirement, tax planning and veterans’ health care. Call 345-0821 for more information.
Knitettes - Hebron Library. Join us at 4 p.m. on Thursday, July 11, for knitting and socializing. New knitters welcome!
Experimental Drawing - Buckeye Lake Library. Join us at 5 p.m. on Thursday, July 11, for experimental drawing with Mary Skrenta. For more information call 740-928-0472.
Anime Craft for Teens - Hebron Library. Bring a small print of your favorite anime character at 5 p.m. on Thursday, July 11, to turn into a cool magnet for your fridge, locker or other metal surface.
Vietnam Memorial Traveling Wall - Johnstown. To honor Veterans of the Vietnam Era and particularly those who gave their all in that foreign land, the Johnstown Community Sportsman’s Club is hosting the Vietnam Memorial Traveling Wall at 7357 Sportsman Club Road NW, about three miles east of the Johnstown Square. From the opening ceremony is at noon on Thursday, July 11 to the closing ceremony at 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 14, the Wall will be accessible to visitors around the clock. Volunteers will be available to help visitors locate names of fallen servicemen and make pencil etchings. Parking is abundant and there is no charge to park or visit the Wall. For more information, visit http://jcscohio.org/
Goodguys 16th PPG Nationals - Ohio Expo Center. Thousands of 1972 & earlier show cars glistening with candy colors will sprawl throughout the expansive grounds of the Ohio Expo Center July 12 - 14. The Goodguys Friday Nite Vintage drags are set for Friday, July 12, at National Trail Raceway. Gates open at 2 pm, time trials at 4pm and eliminations are at 7 pm. General admission spectator tickets for the drags are $20 and are available at National Trail Raceway. Hot rod “how to” seminars, given by leading hot rod manufacturers, are set for 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, at the Expo Center. Visit the midway for hi-performance parts and accessories and giant used car parts swap meet and car corral (turn-key classic cars for sale). Gates are open Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. General admission is $18, kids 7-12 $6, 6 and under are free. There is a $6 parking fee charged by the Ohio Expo Center. Tickets can be purchased at the Ohio Expo Center all three days of the event. Or visit www.good-guys.com for more information.
Digging Out From Underneath Your Clutter - Newark. Ready to dig out from the clutter in your home? On Monday, July 15, 2013 professional organizer Andrea Smith will speak at the Newark library from 6 to 8 p.m. She will demonstrate how to organize your home and create positive change for you. Andrea has used her knowledge and talent to assist the Hoarders television program, and now can help you! This event is free and open to the public. Registration is encouraged. For more information or to register, please call 740-349-5553, or stop by any of our six locations.
Bike MS Central Ohio Challenge - New Albany. Are you ready for a challenge? For cyclists and all those seeking a personal challenge, come to Bike MS and discover the ride of a lifetime. The inaugural Bike MS Central Ohio Challenge is set for Saturday, July 20, starting at New Albany High School. Route options include a 50-mile and a 95-mile ride that will be fully supported with rest stops along the way. Registration is $25 and riders are responsible for meeting a $150 fundraising minimum. The deadline to register is July 14. For more information, visit nmss.org
A Taste of Buckeye Lake - Buckeye Lake. Come in from your warm summer day and join the Friends of the Buckeye Lake Library for A Taste of Buckeye Lake, Saturday, July 27, 6 to 9 p.m. at the Buckeye Lake Library featuring food and drink from Buckeye Lake Brewery, John Doneff’s Island House, The Flour Shop, Weldon’s Ice Cream, Pizza Cottage, The Port Smokehouse, Buckeye Lake Winery, Doorbell Dinners, Northpole Frozen Custard & Water Ice, T’s Cones & Coneys, and featuring music by the Jack Gorham Band. Tickets are $40 each, send RSVPs to PO Box 708, Buckeye Lake, Ohio 43008. Proceeds help fund the library’s operating costs.
Back to School Savings Workshop - Newark. Licking County Library is offering a Back to School Savings workshop on Monday, July 29, 2013, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Newark Library, 101 West Main, Newark. The event is free and open to the public. In this workshop presented by Lynette Rice of CleverlySimple.com, participants will learn how to reuse and repurpose supplies, price match items at area stores and even how to find the best coupons and sales. This 1-hour class will help back-to-school shoppers slash their budgets this year. Registration is requested as seating is limited. Register online at http://www.clev- erlysimple.com/savingsnation/ or call 740.349.5553.
35th Annual Bluegrass Music Festival - Croton. The Hartford Fairgrounds will light up with the best in Bluegrass with the 35th Annual Bluegrass Music Festival, with three days of entertainment, July 11 - 13. Admission is $10, $15 and $20 respectively with children under 15 FREE. Tent campers are welcome with hot showers and food vendors available. Plenty of activities for children. Visit www.centralohiobluegrass.com for more information.
Bunbury Music Festival - Cincinnati. The second annual Bunbury Music Festival returns to downtown Cincinnati’s Sawyer Point and Yeatman’s Cove this weekend! The unique festival features three days of music with 80 live performances across six stages on Friday, July 12; Saturday, July 13 and Sunday, July 14. Bunbury is an alternative music festival with FUN., MGMT, and The National headlining. A full lineup is available at bunburyfestival.com/ lineup-2013
Rick Brunetto Big Band - Millersport. Weldon’s Ice Cream presents the free show at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 13. Pre-show dinner is available at $15 per person. Reservations are due by July 10. Call 740-467-2400 for more information.
All Good Music Festival and Campout - Thornville. All Good is one of the largest music festivals in the nation and features some of the biggest names in modern bluegrass, funk, reggae and improvisational rock and roots music. July 18-21, at Thornville’s Legend Valley, visit www.allgoodfestival.com for more information.