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Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70.

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.

Creating Aquatic Gardens – Saturday, July 12, 10 a.m. – noon, $15/$10 members. This is a fantastic program that covers a variety of topics about aquatic gardens. Begin by learning the basics of backyard water gardening from construction, planning and design, to care and maintenance of fish and wildlife. Take away a few tricks that may help make your water garden as self-sufficient and maintenance free as possible. Finish the morning up by learning about rain gardens and bioswales as well as the ecological and environmental importance of water gardens and what plants thrive in these environments.

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

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 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

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.

Car Show and Live Music – Millersport. Weldon’s Ice Cream presents a car show beginning at 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 28, at 2887 Canal Drive, Millersport. Music by the band Bushwacked begins at 7 p.m. Ice cream and food concessions are available. FREE, but bring your lawn chairs

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.

Culinary Science Showcase – Newark. Central Ohio Technical College hosts its Culinary Science Showcase, from 7 – 9 p.m. on Monday, June 30, in the John Gilbert Reese Center. Admission is free. Attendees will participate in hands-on cooking demonstrations and topic discussions; tour kitchen facilities; learn about the COTC culinary science program; meet faculty members and current students; and enjoy delicious food created during the event.

Beginner Robotics – Buckeye Lake Library. COSI will be at the Buckeye Lake Library at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 3, to discuss how robots are made and how they work. This program is limited to 35 participants and registration is required. Register at the Buckeye Lake Library or call 740-928- 0472.

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.

Yoga Classes – Buckeye Lake Library. The Buckeye Lake Library is hosting free yoga classes for any skill level. Classes will be instructed by Lenise Alexandra. The next class is set for 9 – 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 5. Classes are free and open to the public. No registration is required to attend.

“Using Military Records” – Newark. Tom Neel presents the program for the Licking County Genealogical Society at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, July 7, in the 1st floor meeting room at the Licking County Library, 101 W. Main St. FREE and open to the public.

Gems of the World – Newark. Join us at the Main Library at 101 W. Main St. at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 9, as Graduate Gemologist Mike Myers discusses both common and unusual gemstones in the jewelry industry today. He will also discuss how to tell the difference between synthetic and natural gems.

Natural Science with Dawes Arboretum – Buckeye Lake Library. Join us at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 10, for a natural science discussion. A representative from Dawes Arboretum will discuss earthworms, dirt, and other cool facts in the field of natural science. FREE and no registration is required.

Goodguys 17th PPG Nationals – Ohio Expo Center, Columbus. The July 11-13 Goodguys 17th PPG Nationals Car Show is a giant outdoor automotive festival featuring over 6,500 hot rods, custom cars, classics, muscle cars and trucks through 1972 vintage. The show fills the entire grounds of the massive Ohio Expo Center with colorful custom and classic cars, vendor exhibits, Goodguys AutoCross (electronically timed road course to test vehicle performance), an automotive swap meet, cars for sale corral, live music on Saturday and Sunday, arts & crafts, hot rod seminars, Friday night drags at National Trail Raceway, kid’s activities and other family oriented entertainment. Hours: Friday and Saturday – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday – 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission: $20 ($17 discount tickets available through July 10 at; kids 7-12 – $6; and 6 and under – FREE. Parking is $6. For more information visit

Chicken Hatching- Buckeye Lake Library. Christa Hein with Bring the Farm to You will be at the Buckeye Lake Library at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 17. She will be discussing chickens and how they hatch from eggs. She will also leave behind some eggs that will hatch baby chicks at the library. FREE and open to the entire family.

Hatch Day Party – Buckeye Lake Library. Come to the library at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 24, to visit all the baby chicks from the Chicken Hatching Program before they head back to the farm. Since this will be a going away party for the chickens, we will have lots of fun snacks and refreshments while supplies last. FREE and no registration is neededl


Music on the Lawn – New Lexington. Enjoy free concerts at 6 p.m. on Friday evenings on the lawn at the New Lexington library. The line-up includes: 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.

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.

Smith & Frampton – Millersport. Weldon’s Ice Cream presents Gayla Smith and Matt Frampton at 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 3, at 2887 Canal Dr., Millersport. Premier seating available. Call 740-467-2400 for more information by July 1.

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