Things to do…
Dawes Arboretum - Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70.
1st Saturday Garden Wagon Tour- Saturday, Aug. 3, 10 to 11 a.m. Join us on as we explore different plant collections around The Arboretum. These are guided tours with an emphasis on plants that will have you hopping off the wagon for a closer look! FREE, meet at the Visitors Center Deck.
Music in the Garden: Sterling String Quartet - August 11, 2013 | 1:30 - 3 p.m. Let violinists’ Elaine Swinney and Peter Harris, violist Victoria Capper and cellist Dan Clark provide you with a musical excursion that will take you many places “from The Concert Hall to The Club.” Each of these musicians brings a wealth of individual musical accomplishments from performing with the Newark-Granville Symphony, the TransSiberian Orchestra and the Columbus Symphony to working privately with internationally renowned jazz violinist Christian Howes. Selections from the quartet will include your favorite Bach, Handel and Vivaldi; blues and jazz; the Bealtles “I Want to Hold Your Hand’ to today’s popular tunes. These tunes will be sure to please and get your toes a tapping! FREE in 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 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 toldbya alocalvolunteer. 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.
2013 Ohio State Fair - Columbus. Fun for everyone through August 4. Hours: Admission gates - 9 a.m. - 10 p.m., except Aug. 4 until 8 p.m. Admission: Adults $10; Children 5-12 and Seniors - $8; Kids (under 5) - Free; Advance sale tickets: $6 at Kroger, Ticketmaster and AAA with AAA membership. For a complete list of activities and entertainment visit www.ohiostatefair.com
Dublin Irish Festival - Dublin. Irish attitude is all you need to experience the Dublin Irish Festival August 2-4 at Coffman Park. For more than 25 years, the first weekend in August has been reserved for what is now the world’s second largest Irish celebration with seven stages and more than 535 performers including 65 music and dance acts. More than 100,000 guests are expected this year. Admission: $8-$10, visit www.dublinirishfestival.org for more information.
School Supply Giveway - Buckeye Lake. Five area churches are sponsoring a School Supply Giveaway from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Aug. 3, at First Community Church, 4341 Walnut Road (Ohio 79), Buckeye Lake. Open to grades K-12. School supply lists from Lakewood, Liberty Union-Thurston, Sheridan and Walnut Township will be available. Thanks to First Community, Hebron New Life UMC, Jacksontown UMC, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel and Waters Edge.
Village Lanes turns 50 - Thornville. Join the celebration at 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 3. We will be remembering Clyde “Red” Smart for his many years of service. . You can bring a side dish if you wish to. Meat will be provided. There will be door prizes and a 50/50 drawing. If you ever bowled here or Red taught your kids how to bowl, please stop by and join the fun.
Hartford Fair - Croton. Visit the 155th “Biggest Little Fair in the World” featuring Love and Theft, Dustin Lynch and The Lee Gantt Band to perform Aug. 5. This year’s fair runs Aug. 3 through 10, with opening day, Aug. 3, featuring free admission to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Jr. Fair at the Hartford Fair. Visit www.hartfordfair.com for more information.
Open House for Lester Anspach - Thornville. Help Les celebrate his 90th birthday from 2 - 4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 4 at Autumn at the Lake, 14100 Zion Rd., Thornville.
Baltimore Festival - Baltiour more. The 25th Annual Baltimore Festival opens at 5 p.m. on Thursday, August 8, in Johnson Park. Paul Clark Party Band entertains from 8 - 10 p.m. on Friday, August 9. Grand Parade steps off at 10:30 on Saturday, August 10, heading east on West Market Street (Ohio 256) to Johnson Park. Arnett Howard plays from 7 - 10 p.m. Saturday night. FREE admission. For more information visit links page at www.baltimorefestival.org
Craft & Vendor Show - Buckeye Lake. Check out Our Lady of Mt. Carmel’s 2nd Annual Craft & Vendor Show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, August 10.
Buckeye Lake Tour of Homes - Buckeye Lake. The Buckeye Lake Area Civic Association’s 28th Annual Tour of Homes returns Sunday, August 11. Visitors travel by pontoon boats to waterfront homes. Boats embark from the new Buckeye Lake Winery on the South Shore. First boat leaves at noon and the last boat departs at 3 p.m. $15 donation. For more information, visit www.Buckeye- LakeCivicAssociation.org
Career & Job Database Class - Newark. Licking County Library has great, library-only internet resources to help you find a job, promote your talents or explore new career choices. Whether you are a student or thinking of a career change, consider signing up for evening class, Career & Job Databases on Monday, August 12 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. This class will give you hands-on experience with these library tools. This class is free and open to the public. Intermediate internet skills are needed. Space is limited. Please register by calling 349.5553.
Sticks & Stones Free Summer Concert - Newark. The Works: Ohio Center for History, Art & Technology presents the final free outdoor summer concert of the season on Friday, August 9 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the LeFevre Courtyard. The Sticks & Stones bring the classic tunes from the 60s & 70s to Music in the Courtyard while guests enjoy fun outdoor activities. Attendees may pack a picnic and are encouraged to bring chairs/blankets for the festivities. This concert also includes Back-to- School Bash to get kids excited and ready to return to school. Participate in fun activities from Licking Memorial’s Active•Fit initiative teaching kids and adults about nutrition, healthy lifestyles and more. FREE admission.
The Belairs - Granville. Take a trip back to a simpler time at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, August 4. FREE! Bring a picnic, lawn chairs or blanket to Denison University’s Fine Arts Quad, 338 W. Broadway. Visit www.Granvillerec.org for more information.