Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70.
Walk to Be Well – Three sessions (7:15 – 8:00 a.m.; Stroller Stroll 10:00 – 10:45 a.m.; and 6:00 – 6:45 p.m.) at the Visitors Center deck every Wednesday. FREE! There are new opportunities to socialize and get moving in 2015! Enjoy a morning or evening stroll as staff and volunteers lead a group through The Arboretum grounds during these weekly walks (30 – 45 minutes). Stroller Strolls are intended for caregivers with young children to explore the outdoors together from the comfort of a paved trail.
Second Saturdays Speaker Series: Tallgrass Prairies of Ohio and a Recipe for Making a Prairie Garden – 10 – 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 11. FREE! The Tallgrass Prairie Biome is unique to North America. Our prairies are a product of what scientists call the rain shadow of the Rocky Mountains. In this presentation, Guy Denny, current President and a founding member of the Ohio Natural Areas & Preserves Association, examines the origin and ecology of the prairies of North America and, more specifically, the tallgrass prairie biome.Participants get a close look at the different types of native tallgrass prairie remnants found in Ohio with particular attention to the flora and fauna of Ohio’s tallgrass prairie ecosystems. The second part of this presentation covers, in detail, how to go about establishing and maintaining your own tallgrass prairie garden, large or small. Please register.
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.dawesarb.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.
Goodguys PPG National – Ohio Expo Center. Gates are open Friday and Saturday July 10 & 11 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, July 12, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The midway featuring multi-million dollar custom big rig tractor trailers offering hi-performance parts and accessories to budding hot rodders and do-it-yourselfers. Throw in a giant used car parts swap meet and the Auto Trader Classics car corral (turn-key classic cars for sale) and it’s literally auto-utopia for any red blooded American with motor oil in their veins. For the gals, there is the Goodgals arts & crafts with many crafters showing off their hand made goods. “How to” seminars, presented by leading hot rod manufacturers, offer participants information on the latest products and trends in hot rodding from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 11. General admission is $20, kids 7-12 $6, 6 and under are free. There is a $6 parking fee charged by the Ohio Expo Center. Tickets can be purchased at the Ohio Expo Center all three days of the event. Visit www.good-guys.com to purchase tickets $17 discounted general admission tickets by 11:59 on July 9. The Goodguys Friday Nite Vintage drags are Friday, July 10 at National Trail Raceway. Watch the quarter mile side by competition of the Ohio Outlaw Gassers, and two fuel Altereds, Nitro Madness vs. Bullet Bob! Gates open at 2 p.m., with time trials at 4 p.m. and eliminations at 7 p.m. General admission spectator tickets are $20 and are available at National Trail Raceway.
Riverfront Roar – Marietta. Powerboat Superleague racing returns July 10 -12, along the Ohio River levee in downtown Marietta. Riverfront Roar begins Friday, July 10 with a chance to meet the race crews during the Merchants and Artists Walk. Later that evening from 10 p.m. to midnight, performers will battle it out for the top prize in “Roar’s Got Talent.” Saturday begins with the Run for the Roar 5K in the morning followed by the qualifying races beginning around noon. Live music and a night firework display will serve as the evening’s entertainment. Sunday features a Pioneer Corvette Club Car Show open to all makes and models and the Superleague finals. FREE! For more information, visit www.mariettariverfrontroar.org
Kid’s Fishing Rodeo – Millersport. FREE for all children under 12. Come out at 9 a.m. on Sunday, July 12, to Buckeye Lake VFW Post 1388, 4330 North Bank Road (Ohio 360). Fishing plus carnival games, clowns, prizes and snacks. Bring your own pole, bucket and stringer. Sponsored by VFW 1388 Ladies Auxiliary and AMVETS 51 Ladies Auxiliary.
Fireman Dave – Hebron Library. Children and their families are invited to join us at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 14, to laugh and be entertained while learning from a real-life hero. Fireman Dave will use humor to reinforce his important topic, fire safety. FREE!
Red Cross Hero Pillowcase Project – Buckeye Lake Library. Families are invited to join us at the Buckeye Lake Library at noon on Wednesday, July 15, for an emergency preparedness program. The Red Cross will teach children how to be heroes during an emergency. FREE! Registration is not needed.
Teen Movie & Pizza Party – Buckeye Lake Library. Teens & Tweens in grades 6-12 are invited to join us at the Buckeye Lake Library for pizza and a movie at 5 p.m. on Thursday, July 16. FREE! No registration is needed.
Computer Basics Class – Newark. Beginning July 17, the Main Library is offering a series of Computer Basics classes from 2-4 p.m. every Friday through July 31, at Ohio Means Jobs, 998 E. Main Street , Newark. Classes will cover Computer Basics, Internet & Web Searching and Uploading Your Resume respectively. These classes are free, but registration is required. Call 740-349-5553 to register.
Microsoft Office Classes – Heath. Beginning July 16, the Licking County Library is offering a series of FREE Microsoft Office Basics classes from 1:00-3:00 p.m. every Thursday through July 30th in the Indian Mound Mall food court. Classes will cover Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint Basics respectively. These classes are free, but registration is required. Call 740-349-5553 to register.
Last Call – Athens. The 10th Annual Ohio Brew Week wraps up with an all-day festival on Saturday, July 18. More than 30 breweries will line Athens’ Court Street, along with local bands and food trucks. For more information visit www.ohiobrewweek.com/
Canning & Preserving Class – Buckeye Lake Library. Have you ever been interested in learning how to can and preserve your own food? If so, please join us at the Buckeye Lake Library at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, July 21. Shari Gallup with the OSU Extension office will be here to teach the basics of canning and preserving food. FREE and registration is not required.
ShizDiz Family Fun Show – Buckeye Lake Library. Families are invited to join us at the Buckeye Lake Library on Wednesday, July 22, at 2:00 p.m. for a family fun show. You will see a little bit of magic and have a whole lot of fun. FREE and registration is not required.
Kickin’ Ash Splash Pool Party – Heath. The 11th annual Kickin’ Ash Splash Pool Party starts at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 25, at Heath City Water Park. This is a family-friendly event that encourages active, healthy lifestyles free from tobacco, alcohol and other drugs. The Kickin’ Ash Splash event aims to teach fami- lies of Licking County how to incorporate healthy foods and physical activities into their lifestyles by providing healthy snacks, games and giveaways at the event. The Heath City Water Park will be fully operational for this evening of family-friendly fun. Thinking about quitting tobacco? Come talk to one of the Licking Memorial Hospital cessation counselors to see how they can help quit for good. Admission at 5:30 p.m. is $2 per person; Free to Heath passholders. For more information visit www.lickingcohealth.org
Lake Tour of Homes – Buckeye Lake. Low water levels have turned the Buckeye Lake Area Civic Association’s annual Lake Tour of Homes into a walking tour. The tour is set for Sunday, August 9, and starts at the Buckeye Lake Yacht Club. The walking tour takes approximately two hours and will cover two miles along the sidewalk on the Buckeye Lake dam. Seven homes built along the dam are featured. Tours start at noon with the last tour leaving at 2 p.m. Limited tickets are available at $25 and must be purchased in advance. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Trudy at 614- 406-1636.
Music on the Lawn – New Lexington Library. Join us Friday evenings: Jeremy Shank (July 10, 6 p.m.), Shawn Enright (July 10, 7 p.m.), Jimmy Howson (July 17-6 p.m.), Anything Koala (July 17, 7 p.m.).
Rick Brunetto’s Big Band – Millersport. Enjoy free live music at 5 p.m. on Sunday, July 12, at Weldon’s Ice Cream Factory, 2887 Canal Drive, Millersport. Food available. Bring your lawn chairs.
Memories of Elvis – Newark. Show with dinner starring Mike Albert on Friday, July 24, at VFW Post 1060, Newark. Dinner served at 5:30 p.m. with show starting at 7:00 p.m. For more information, call 740-345-0863, 740-334-5533, 740-814-7298 or 614-260-0509.
Dial “M” for Murder – New- ark. Weathervane Playhouse presents Dial “M” for Murder at 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 16; Friday, July 17; Saturday, July 18; Wednesday, July 22; Thursday, July 23; Friday, July 24; Saturday, July 25 and at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 18. With suspense, blackmail, and murder, this stage play by Frederick Knott, made into the iconic movie by Alfred Hitchcock, is sure to captivate audiences. When a retired tennis player learns of his wife’s affair, he plots to have her murdered. This notorious thriller will keep you on the edge of your seat, as the plot for murder plays out live each night! Individual tickets are available online or at the Box Office. Tickets are $33 for adults, $31 for senior citizens, $22 for students with ID, $12 for children (12 and younger). For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.weathervaneplayhouse.org or call 740-366-4616. Weathervane Playhouse is located at 100 Price Road in Newark.