Things to do…
Dawes Arboretum - Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70.
Music in the Garden: Sterling String Quartet - August 11, 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 Silk Scarf Project: Dyeing with Plants - Saturday, August 17, 10 a.m. - noon (register by August 14) and Saturday, August 24, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. (register by August), Zand Education Center Greenhouse Classroom , $30/$20 members. Join us for this creative work shop where we use a primitive pounding technique to extract dyes from plants onto silk, resulting in colorful scarves that are sure to be the envy of your friends. Our ingredients include plant flowers, leaves, berries, roots and other parts. After a soaking period, you’ll expose one-of-a-kind masterpieces. If you own a rubber mallet, please bring it with you.
Little Buckeye Imagination Sessions: Watch the World Go By on a Wagon Tour - Wednesday, August 21, 2 p.m., Visitors Center deck, Free. Learn with a group as the creative educators at The Dawes Arboretum bring families closer to the wonders of the natural world. These programs keep the body moving and brain exercising as science is combined with games, crafts, stories and music and is designed for children between ages 3 and 10. Registration is not required.
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.
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 through Aug. 10. Visit www.hartfordfair.com for more information.
Baltimore Festival - Baltimore. 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
Show Choir Benefit Yard Sale - Thornville. Sheridan Show Choir is holding a yard sale from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, August 9, in the Sheridan High School parking lot. All proceeds will be used to purchase costumes for the 2013-2014 season. All types of items will be available, including clothes, toys, electronics. Hot dogs and Pepsi products will be available for purchase.
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.Buckeyeer’s 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 our 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.
American Legion 4-Man Scramble Golf Outing - Thornville. The Thornville American Legion is sponsoring a 4-man scramble golf outing on Saturday, Sept. 7, at White Tail Ridge Golf Course. Tee off is at 9 a.m. Prizes include a new Polaris Ranger for the first hole-in-one on #7. Call White Tail Ridge at 740-246- 8429 to sign up by August 16. Proceeds benefit the American Legion’s local charities.
2013 Dog Paddle - Heath. Bring your ‘best friend’ for a fun evening from 4 - 8 p.m. on Sunday, August 18, in the Activity Pool and Lazy River at the Heath City Water Park. Cost is $10 per dog at the door which includes two free adult admissions. Must provide proof of current dog license and rabies vaccination. Proceeds benefit Licking County Animal Shelter - Spay & Neuter.
Thorn Township Firefight-
Association Golf Scramble - Thornville. The annual golf scramble is set for 9 a.m. on Saturday, August 24, at White Tail Ridge Golf Course. This is a four-man best ball scramble. Cost is $200 per team including lunch and door prizes. To enter a team, for sponsorship opportunities, or for more information please contact Jason Emmert at JEmmert55@gmail.com or 614- 325-9475
Tech Time - Buckeye Lake Library. Learn how to access for FREE eBooks, eAudiobooks, digital magazines, music and more from 3:00 - 5:30 p.m. on Monday, August 26.
Library Ladies Book Club - Buckeye Lake Library. This month the Library Ladies Book Club is reading To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Pick up your copy today! Join the discussion from 3 - 5 p.m. on Thursday, August 29.
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.