Things to do…
Dawes Arboretum - Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70.
Music, Movie and Brews in the Garden- Saturday, Aug. 24, 6:30 p.m. Start the evening with the Spruce Campbells and rock out to intricate fuzz-pop with catchy hooks and lush, layered arrangements that defines this Columbus band’s sound. Afterwards, enjoy plenty of laughs and lighthearted entertainment under the stars as The Arboretum features the 1997 comedy film: ‘Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery’! Don’t forget to bring your pillow and blanket, favorite movie snacks and visit the beer garden featuring Ohio micro-brews! It’s groovy, baby, yeah! *This movie is rated PG-13 for nudity, sex-related dialogue and humor. Visitors are encouraged to bring chairs, blankets and picnic lunches to these free concerts. In the case of inclement weather, performances will be held inside the Visitors Center. FREE, in the All Seasons Garden.
An Orthopteran Symphony: The Songs of Insects with Jim Mc- Cormac, Saturday, Aug. 24, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Join guest presenter Jim McCormac, from the Ohio Division of Wildlife, for this fascinating and informative program as he delves into the intriguing world of singing insects, often heard but seldom seen. Following the indoor program, take a nocturnal field trip throughout the grounds in search of these charismatic songsters. Learn to recognize many of the common species by sound and have an opportunity to catch some of the singers for closer inspection. Unlike other Night Hike programs, bring a flashlight! Meet at Red Barn Area, $15/$10 members
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 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.
Artifacts and Memorabilia Auction - Heath. Applebee’s is holding a live auction of their artifacts and memorabilia at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, August 23. The restaurant is being remodeled. All proceeds benefit the Licking County Humane Society. There are approximately 100 framed pieces of sports, political memorabilia, Tiffany-style lamps, advertising pieces and more.
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.
Nature Center Tag Sale - William C. Kraner Nature Center, Newark. Everything must go! Furniture, perennials, grill, nature books, Halloween decorations, curtains, craft items, framed nature prints and MUCH, Much More! From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24 and Sunday, Aug. 25. All proceeds benefit Ohio Nature Education.
Pancake Breakfast/Airport Open House - Heath. Do you like airplanes, are you hungry for breakfast, would you like to learn to fly an airplane or learn to skydive? Would your child (ages 8-17) like a free airplane ride? The Newark- Heath Airport and Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 402 are hosting a fly-in & drive in breakfast and airport open house on Saturday, Aug. 24, from 8 am until noon at the Newark- Heath Airport. Come see displays of antique and modern aircraft, an antique car show, or learn more about skydiving or how to obtain your pilot’s license, how to join the Civil Air Patrol or how children, ages 8 thru 17, can qualify for a free airplane ride. All displays are free to the public. Breakfast is $6. Visit www.eaa402.org for more information.
Beat the Heat World Finals - Hebron. Come out to National Trail Raceway to see the world’s fastest police cars on Saturday, Aug. 24. Show starts at 7 p.m. Visit www.nationaltrailraceway.com for more information.
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.
Homeschoolers Series - Hebron Library. This fall supplement your child’s lessons with library programs and activities especially designed for homeschoolers.
• Tuesday, August 27th, 2:00 pm:
Discover all that the Hebron Library has to offer. We will cover different types of library materials, how to use the online catalog and Dewey decimal system, and searching on the Licking County Library website.
• Wednesday, September 11th, 2:00 pm: The Hebron Fire Department will talk to kids about fire safety and demonstrate the use of fire extinguishers.
All programs are at the Hebron Library, and no registration is required.
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.
Alzheimer’s Education - Newark. The free seminar from 10 - 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 28, at Heritage Hall Senior Center, focuses on the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer’s and early detection. Bethany Watson of Kindred Healthcare will lead the presentation. No reservations are required.
35th Annual Ford Expo - Hebron. Come out to National Trail Raceway Aug. 30 - Sept. 1 for the Ford Expo, one of the oldest all- Ford events in the U.S., attracting both early-model and late-model Blue Oval performance…on the strip and in the show! This year’s Ford Expo promises to be bigger and badder than ever with everything from Y-Blockers, ‘57 Fords, and vintage Blue Oval performance to modern Mustangs and Fords. The Expo features classes for all levels of drag racers…from Bracket Racing and Open Comp racing to True Street and even a Quick 16 category. The huge UPR Products All-Ford Car Show will feature a sea of colors and shining Fords from hot rods and early model vehicles to modern Mustangs and Fords with classes from stock to modified. The Expo also features an awesome manufacturers midway and a giant used parts swap meet. Visit www.nationaltrailraceway.com for more information.
“Writing for Publication” - Newark. Professional editor and author, Carol Cartaino, talks about getting your book published through major publishers at 3 p.m. on Saturday, August 31, in Meeting Room A at the Licking County Library. She has over 40 years of experience with publishers, agents and authors, including Prentice-Hall, Inc. and Writers Digest Books. She can show you how to organize and write whatever book you have in mind, and how to get it into print.
Hot Licks Bluesfest - Granville. The 13th Annual Hot Licks Bluesfest is Saturday, Sept. 7. The free entertainment in downtown Granville begins at 1 p.m. Headliner Ruthie Foster will appear at approximately 8:30 p.m. Bring lawn chairs and blankets for the evening. Visit www.freewebs.com/hotlicks/ or for more information.