Things to do…
Dawes Arboretum - Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70.
Plant Sale & Garden Fair - Saturday, May 17, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. FREE! Enhance your landscape with unique plants cultivated by our horticulture experts! Our spring Plant Sale & Garden Fair offers the opportunity to find some rare gems you can.t find anywhere else. The Arboretum showcases some of our favorite woody varieties which have been researched on our own grounds. Merchants and professionals offer wares and services in all areas of gardening, landscaping and home décor. Choose from an assortment of annuals, perennials, herbs and vegetables. Our plant experts are always on hand to help you choose the best plants for your outdoor spaces. Wagons are available to transport your treasures.
Storybook Science: Planting a Rainbow - Thursday, May 22, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. FREE! Explore quality children’s literature in a natural setting as only The Dawes Arboretum can provide. Preschoolers explore quality children’s literature in a natural setting as only The Dawes Arboretum can provide. Each 45-minute session may include songs, games, crafts, creative movement, outdoor exploration and hands-on science for children ages three to five and their special caregivers.
Birding Basics with John C. Robinson - Friday, May 23, 10:30 a.m. - Noon. FREE! Join award winning, bestselling author, speaker and professional ornithologist John C. Robinson to discover why bird watching the favorite hobby of millions, as he shares his passion to improve the future for both people and birds. Are you curious about how to attract birds to your backyard? Are you unsure of what seed to provide or want to learn to ID birds, but don’t know where to begin? This presentation will include opportunities to ask your most burning birding questions, meet John, and purchase his books for signing. Coffee, tea and light pastries are provided. Registration is required. Visit dawesarb.org or call 740.323.2355.
Training Young Trees - Saturday, May 31, 9 a.m. - noon. $15 (members $10). Achieving a strong structure in a young tree in the first five to seven years is critical to ensure a healthy tree. For this to happen, a young tree should be visited at least once per year so decisions can be made and action taken to direct proper development. Horticulture staff reveals how these pruning decisions are made in the care of these plants. Learn how to prune as well as become proficient determining how best to direct the development of a young tree. Registration is required. Visit dawesarb.org or call 740.323.2355.
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
Mother’s Day Sing-A-Gram Fundraiser - Thornville. Smiling singers from Sheridan High School Show Choir will sing for your Mother on this very special occasion. Sing-a-Grams include three Mother’s Day songs, a personalized card and a carnation. To order a Sing-a-Gram, please call Sheridan High School at 740-743- 1335 and ask for Mrs. McClain, the choir director. Sing-a-Grams will be made in the Thornville, Somerset and Glenford areas on Friday, May 9, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, May 10, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Cost is $15. Proceeds support the Sheridan High School Choirs
Pet Appreciation Month - Buckeye Lake Library. It’s our first ever pet appreciation month during the month of May. Stop by the Buckeye Lake Library and drop off a picture of your pet to be posted in our library. Attend a Pet Adoption Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 10, sponsored by the Licking County Humane Society. Attend a Community Educational Seminar for Pet Wellness from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 21, hosted by PetPlex Animal Hospital. You can also drop off much needed items for the Licking County Humane Society at our branch all month long.
Library Cruise-In - Newark. Licking County Library is hosting a free car show from 6 - 9 p.m. on Friday, May 9, 2014, at the Newark Library, 101 West Main St, Newark. Show off your car, eat some good food, hear the beats of a DJ, and possibly win some cool prizes! The first 50 vehicles registered will receive a dash plaque just for coming. There will also be four more winners to be given special awards: DJ’s choice, Bookmobile choice, Director Choice, and the Mayor’s Choice. The Cruise-In will be held in the front parking lot of the Main library, with vendors and show cars parking on Fifth St.
Book Sale & Equipment Swap - Granville. Be sure to stop by the library walkway and village hall from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 10, for deals on discarded books, library furniture, and gently used sports equipment. All proceeds benefit the Friends of the Library and Granville Recreation District Scholarship Fund. Scholoarship Fund.
Granville Farmers Market - Granville. Spring really is here! The outdoor market returns Saturday, May 10, 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.
The Great Granville Garage Sale - Granville. Vendor tents will share Main Street with the Granville Farmers Market from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 10. Maps will be available for home-based yard sales. Visit http://business.granvilleoh.com/ Events/details/the-great-granville garage-sale-6970 for more information.
BLACA Reverse Raffle & Steak Dinner - Harbor Hills. The Buckeye Lake Area Civic Association’s annual fund raising event starts at 5:30 p.m. Thursday May 15, at the Harbor Hills CC Clubhouse. The event features a Reverse Raffle (up to $3,000 in cash prizes), a Chinese Auction and a 50-50 Raffle. Social Hour starts at 5:30, dinner at 6:00 and the Reverse Raffle at 7:00. A steak dinner is included. Tickets are $50 each and are still available. Items for the Chinese Auction are also needed. Contact Chairperson Les Beggs at 740-274-2306 for tickets or to donate an auction item. BLACA is a generous donor to Buckeye Lake for Tomorrow (BLT), BLASST, the Student Excellence in Citizenship Scholarship Award and the Greater Buckeye Lake Historical Society
Art Auction & Wine Tasting - Buckeye Lake Winery. Join the Lakewood Education Foundation for its Third Annual Art Gala and Auction at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 15, at the Buckeye Lake Winery. The featured auction piece is from Lakewood graduate and world renowned watercolor artist, Thomas W. Schaller. Enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres, cash bar and wine tasting. Tickets are $25 per person and available on-line at www.lakewoodlocal.k12.oh.us/
Little Laker Baseball Fundraiser - Millersport. Help us build a new baseball diamond at Veterans’ Memorial Park from 2:00 - 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 17, at the Millersport Lions Club. Silent auction bidding closes at 6:30. Food available for purchase at 4 p.m. Visit www.littlelakerbaseball.com for more information and to make a tax deductible contribution.
The Chrysler Power Classic - National Trail Raceway, Hebron. The Chrysler Power Classic returns May 16-18, featuring all Chrysler product drag race, car show, swap meet and car corral. Visit www.NationalTrailRaceway.com for more information.
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National Road Yard Sale - Reynoldsburg to Gratiot. The biggest yard sale weekend of the year returns Wednesday, May 28, to Sunday, June. 1. The 9th Annual National Road (U.S. 40) features 32 miles of yard sales in Licking County. Friday and Saturday will have the most sales. Just drive along U.S. 40; you can’t miss them. Visit www.facebook.com/ nationalroadyardsale for more information.
Buckeye Lake Carp Fest - North Shore Boat Ramp, Buckeye Lake. Help Buckeye Lake for Tomorrow reduce the lake’s excessive carp population. More than $3,000 in cash prizes will be awarded for carp caught during the fourth Annual Carp Fest June 6-8. Registration is just $5 per fisherman. Pre-register at Z’s Village Market on Ohio 79 in Buckeye Lake Village or High- Point Taxidermy & Outfitters in Thornport off Ohio 13. On-site registration begins at 3 p.m. on Friday, June 6. Cash prizes will be awarded for the most carp by weight caught over the 48-hour tournament and for the largest carp by weight caught during the same time. Daily cash prizes will also be awarded. There are separate cash prizes for youth (under 16), teams (two members) and families (up to four fishing and no more than two adults). For more information visit www.buckeyelakefortomorrow.org. Carp Fest is cosponsored by Buckeye Lake State Park.
Heisey Wind Ensemble Big Band - Newark. It’s the final concert of the band’s 2013-14 season at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 17, at The Reese Center at Ohio State University Newark/COTC., The program is “Swinging with the HWE Big Band,” featuring vocalist Kelly McLennan. She is well known to Ohio jazz fans having performed with several ensembles including the Rick Brunetto Big Band, Vaughn Weister’s Famous Jazz Orchestra, the Dorsey Brothers Big Band, the Cab Calloway Band, the Dayton Jazz Orchestra, and the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra. Tickets: $15 adults, $10 for seniors (60+) and students $5.
Dark Star Jubilee - Thornville, It’s another week closer to the The Dark Star Jubilee May 23 through 25 at Legend Valley. Scheduled to appear at the threeday music festival are the New Orleans funk sounds of Galactic, old friends New Riders of the Purple Sage, and the every-changing Everyone Orchestra. DSO welcomes Toubab Krewe, The Ragbirds, Ultraviolet Hippopotamus, Devil’s Lettuce and Mattson/ Barraco and Friends. And to keep the party going, brace yourself for a rare late night appearance by Yonder Mountain String Band! Visit www.darkstarjubilee.com for tickets and more information.