Things to do…
Dawes Arboretum - Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70.
The Spectacular World of Native Conifers- Saturday, June 21, 9 a.m. - noon $15/$10 members. Step into the spectacular world of native conifers by participating in this class. Botanist David Brandenburg examines the basic biology of these sentinels of the landscape and shares useful identification tips. Additionally, Native Landscape Manager Peter Lowe explores the versatility of these staples and reveal ways to incorporate conifers into the landscape.
Little Buckeye Imagination Session: Speak for the Trees – Wednesday, June 25, 2 – 3 p.m. Free, donations welcome. Let the creative educators at The Dawes Arboretum bring the family closer to the wonders of the natural world. These programs keep the body moving and the brain exercising as science is combined with games, crafts, stories and music and is designed for families with children ages 3 to 8.
Fairy Gardening – Saturday, June 28, 10 a.m. – noon. _$40/$35 members; $20 voucher included to Daweswood gifts! Think small in this hands-on workshop! Fairy gardens are miniature landscapes created using tiny plants, garden décor and furnishings-just like creating a true garden, just on a much smaller scale. Let your imagination take hold as you transform your container into an enchanted garden. Attendees can bring in their own container (no more than 24” in diameter) or use their voucher to purchase one at Daweswood Gifts.
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
The Queen of the Lake II - Buckeye Lake. This 40-passenger tour boat gives tours of Buckeye Lake Saturdays and Sundays. Visitors learn about the lake’s lively history and unique sites, including the one and only floating Cranberry Bog. Public tours depart from the North Shore Boat Ramp off Ohio 79 in Buckeye Lake Village at 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Visit www.buckeyelakehistory.org/queen-of-the-lake.html for more information.
“Green Thumbs” - Newark. The Works: Ohio Center for History, Art and Technology launches “Green Thumbs”, a new weekly adventure in gardening every Friday, June - August, at 11 a.m. Vegetables and other plants will be planted in The Works’ Discovery Garden and each Friday children and adults are invited to help tend to the crops and watch them grow. Hands-on activities include learning how things grow, the benefits of local gardening, and nutrition. Participation is included with general museum admission. For more information, visit attheworks.org.
Granville Farmers Market - Granville. It’s back!! Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to noon on North Main Street between Broadway and College streets. All kinds of good thing to eat and drink.
Friends 5K- Run- Walk - Buckeye Lake. It’s a brand new Friends of Buckeye Lake Library 5K Run-Walk on Saturday, June 21. Walk or run along the historic Ohio-Erie Canal, crossing a covered bridge. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. with the race starting at 9 a.m. rain or shine. Fees: $25. Event is chip timed using IPICO sport tags. Children’s activities are available during the race. On-line registration is available at www.FriendsoftheBuckeyeLakeLi- brary.org Proceeds help fund the library’s building expenses.
Cranberry Bog Day - Buckeye Lake. Saturday, June 21, is the one day a year to visit the unique natural wonder without making special arrangements. No lotteries to enter; no reservations needed! The Queen of the Lake II will be running between the North Shore boat ramp, off Ohio 79 in Buckeye Lake Village, and the bog from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $10 per person. Guides will be available on the bog. Food and cranberry items such as muffins and juice will be available at the North Shore shelter house. Proceeds benefit the Greater Buckeye Lake Historical Society that currently manages the bog for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. For more information, visit www.buckeyelakehistory.org
Gun Safety for Children - Newark. David Lydle of Hopewell Defense presents “Gun Safety with NRA’s Eddie Eagle” at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 21 at 10 a.m. at the Main Library. This free program is recommended for ages 3 - 9. No registration is needed. Call 349- 5550 for more information.
The Energy Cooperative’s Kids Day - Newark. The annual Kids Day at The Works runs from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 22. Plenty of activities for Energy Cooperative members of all ages including: live music, electric safety demonstration, a scavenger hunt, puppet shows, pony rides, carriage rides, kids crafts, games, door prizes, yummy treats and full access to The Works! This event is completely FREE and open only to members of The Energy Cooperative, their children and grandchildren. For admission, please bring a copy of your bill OR pull the admission ticket found in your May/June Energy Cooperative Times Newsletter. Please use the parking garage located southwest of the museum at the corner of Scheidler and South 2nd Street.
Summer Reading Fun - Hebron Library. Looking for something to do? Something interesting and fun? Join us on Tuesday, June 24th at 11:00 a.m. at the library for “The Mad Scientists of Hebron Library”. We will show you some truly amazing science magic and let you conduct a few experiments of your own! Children of all ages are invited to attend this fun and educational program.
Movie for Teens - Hebron Library. Teens and ‘tweens ages 12 and up are invited to a movie just for teens at 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 26. Come in out of the heat and watch this PG-13 movie, a 2014 film involving a teen in the future. Snacks and drinks will be provided. A signed permission slip is required for all teens under age 18, and are available at the library.
Disaster Preparedness - Hebron Library. The Red Cross presents a program for adults on Diaster Preparedness at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 26. Learn what you need to know before a disaster strikes.
Pancake Breakfast - Hebron. Help support the New Life Baby Pantry by enjoying an All- You-Can-Eat Pancake & Sausage breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 28, at Hebron New Life United Methoidst Church, 925 W. Main St. Suggested $5 donation. Monthly on the last Saturday of every month.
BLASST - Buckeye Lake. The annual community-funded fireworks spectacular returns at 10 p.m. on Thursday, July 3. Please send your tax deductible donations (payable to BLASST) to BLASST, PO Box 475, Millersport OH 43046.
4th of July Boat Parade - Lieb’s Island. The theme for the Buckeye Lake Area Civic Association’s boat parade is “Celebrating Our History.” Show your creative patriotism by decorating your boat. Grand marshal is Donna Braig. Just show up in your boat at the Lieb’s Island boat ramps on Thursday, July 4. No registration is needed. Line-up begins at 10:30 a.m. Boats head out at 11 a.m. after the flag raising ceremony and Howard Everett’s National Athem. Parade follows the West Bank to the North Bank to Harbor Hills County Club.
Music on the Lawn - New Lexington. Enjoy free concerts at 6 p.m. on Friday evenings on the lawn at the New Lexington library. This summer’s line-up includes: Just James Band (June 20), Marty & Linda Savage (June 27-6 p.m.) and High Society Brass Band (June 27-7 p.m.), the Porter Family (July 11-6 p.m.) and Shawn Enright & Friends (July 11-7 p.m.), and Wayne Reed & Friends (July 25). There are no concerts on July 4 or July 18.
Ohio Valley Opry - McConnelsville. The next show is at 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 21. Special guests will be Jimmy Howson of Athens and Everett Clark of Amesville, plus show regulars, The Clark Family, Beth Sigler, Matt Coleman, and country comic- Uncle Doofus. Visit www.ohiovalleyopry.com to purchase tickets or for more information.
Music on the Front Porch - Thornville. Enjoy free concerts at 6 p.m. on Fridays evenings on the front porch of the Thornville Library. The next concert is Marty & Linda Savage (June 20). Two additional concerts will be announced.
Ladies of Longford - Granville. Celtic music takes center stage at the free Concert on the Green at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 22. Picnic baskets, blankets and lawn chairs are welcome on Denison University’s Fine Arts Quad, 338 W. Broadway.
Yumambe - Granville. Yumambe is Latin jazz, bringing together the lush sound of jazz harmony with Afro-Cuban drumming at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 29.
Picnic baskets, blankets and lawn chairs are welcome on Denison University’s Fine Arts Quad, 338 W. Broadway.