Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70.
Stroller Stroll – 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. on Tuesdays through September. FREE! Join a guide on a stroll along a paved path through our beautiful grounds. This is a great opportunity for parents or caregivers to enjoy some fresh air and exercise, while children explore the natural world around them.
Mini Mushroom Foray – 4 – 7 p.m. on Friday, July 29. Cost: FREE. Join the Ohio Mushroom Society for an introduction to mycology, the study of fungi. Learn the basics of identification and terminology, go on a stroll to the Woodland Garden to collect seasonal mushrooms and practice making a spore print and using an ID key.
Walk with the Director – 8 – 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 30. FREE! Lace up your boots and hit the trail with Luke Messinger, Executive Director. Each month, walkers visit a different part of The Arboretum and learn more about our mission, current happenings and plans for the future. Expect a brisk pace!
British Invasion open-air concert – 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 4. Cost: $20 per car and must be purchased in advance. NO tickets will be sold at the gate. Tickets may be purchased for cash at the Park National Bank main office or the North 21st Street and Worthington Park branch offices; or from The Dawes Arboretum and www.dawesarb.org. The British Invasion will be playing your favorite 1960s hits from ‘across the pond.’ Gates will open at 5 p.m., and food and beer will be available for purchase. This is your chance to try tasty creations from 14 food and beverage trucks, all in one spot. Concert attendees are welcome to bring a picnic dinner and lawn chair to enjoy the show; however, attendees may not bring alcohol to The Arboretum. Don’t miss this groovy concert. It will be a real blast from the past!
Family Nature Investigations: Cemetery Scavenger Hunt – 10 – 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 6. Cost: $3; Members Free. Take a wagon ride to the historic Beard-Green cemetery. Go on a scavenger hunt to learn more about the symbols on the headstones and who is buried there.
Grounds & Gardens Tour: Dutch Fork Wetlands Adventure – Tours at 1 and 3 p.m. on Saturday, August 6. FREE! Meet at the Dutch Fork Wetlands on White Chapel Road for a walking tour of this diverse ecosystem. Learn about the restoration of the property from agricultural use to its native grassland and wetland habitat and look for wildlife and plants, along the way. Long pants and closed-toed shoes strongly suggested.
Speaker Series: Butterfly Rider – 10 – 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 13. FREE! In Butterfly Rider, Chris Kline and his 2008 Suzuki Boulevard charge into dangerous weather, confront gun-toting bikers, reunite with old friends, and ride through some of the most beautiful landscapes in the country. Adventure abounds in this account of his year spent in search of the fantastically colorful, winged creatures known as butterflies! Learn more about Chris_ adventures and his new project, Butterfly Ridge Conservation Center, in southeastern Ohio. Copies of his book, Butterfly Gardening with Native Plants: How to Attract and Identify Butterflies, will be available for sale.
Dog Days Twilight Hike – 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. on Friday, August 19. Cost: $5; Members $3. Enjoy a summer evening with fido and family on a guided evening hike. Dogs must have a good temperament and be on a 6’ leash or shorter; no flex-leashes. Maximum two dogs per person.
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
Baltimore Farmers Market – Baltimore. This year’s market is held weekly from 4-7 p.m. on Fridays through October 14. The market has moved to the small parking lot behind the Liberty Union Thurston Elementary School.
Buckeye Lake Farm Market – Buckeye Lake Village. The farm market has a new day this year. It will run from 2:30 – 5:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, through Sept. 28, in the Goodwill parking lot on Ohio 79. For more information, or if you are interested in being a vendor, contact Kelly Rammell at 740- 403-2435.
Granville Farmers Market – Granville. This Saturday the market moves from its usual location on North Main Street between Broadway and College streets to St. Edward’s Catholic Church on Newark-Granville Road. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to noon. All kinds of good thing to eat and drink.
Free Movies in the Park – Somerset and Thornville. Judge Cooperrider and the Perry County Juvenile Court are sponsoring free movies in parks throughout Perry County. Thornville: Thursday, August 4 – Good Dinosaur. Free popcorn! Movies start at dusk. Bring a lawn chair or blanket.
Movies in the Park – Johnson Park, Baltimore. LifeBridge Church and the Village of Baltimore are presenting six FREE outdoor movies on Friday evenings this summer. Movies start at dusk and include FREE popcorn and fun. Bring lawn chairs. Kids are encouraged to come dressed as the movie theme. The schedule is:
• July 29: Toy Story.
Lancaster Festival – Lancaster. The annual celebration of the arts, music and community runs July 20 – 30. Headliners include the Grand Finale with Vince Gill and the Lancaster Festival Orchestra, The Midtown Men from Broadway’s Jersey Boys, and AC/DC Tribute Bank Live Wire. For a complete schedule of events visit www.LancasterFestival.org
Tween Game Night – Buckeye Lake Library. Boss at board games? Superior at Scrabble? Teens and Tweens are invited to a board game party from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 28, at Buckeye Lake Library where they can display their gaming skills. Test your gaming abilities and snack on the refreshments provided by the library. Don’t forget to bring a friend! No registration required to start up a game, just drop by the library.
Super Chevy Show – National Trail Raceway, Hebron. The fifth stop on this national six-stop tour brings the largest collection of Chevrolet vehicles to National Trail Raceway July 29 -31. The show includes drag racing for cash prizes, a swap meet, a performance marketplace, and more. Classes will cover everything Chevy and Chevy-powered, from original restorations and restomods to street rods, trucks and customs. Registered competitors vie to take home the best in class award and win a coveted Chevy Show jacket. At National Trail Raceway, spectators will experience Super Chevy magazine staff handing out special Editor’s Choice awards to a select few car show entries. Lucky entrants may have their cars selected to become a feature story in the magazine. Visit www.nationaltrailraceway.com/ for a full event schedule.
School Supply Giveaway – First Community Church, Buckeye Lake. If your child or grandchild needs help getting school supplies stop by the First Community Church on Ohio 79 in Buckeye Lake Village from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, July 30.
Baltimore Burger Festival – Baltimore. The struggling Baltimore Festival is being revived as the Burger Festival August 4 -6, in Johnson Park. The Queens contest starts at 5 p.m. on Thursday, August 4, in the newly renovated Baltimore Opera House. The Baltimore 5K run kicks off Saturdays’ activities at 7:30 a.m. The festival parade moves down Ohio 256 at 10:30 a.m. and Johnny Garber returns at 1 p.m. for a car show/cruise-in.
All-U-Can-Eat Breakfast – Buckeye Lake. Enoy an All-U-Can- Eat Breakfast from 8 – 10 a.m. on Saturday, August 13, at the First Community Church. 4381 Walnut Road SE (Ohio 79), Buckeye Lake. Cost is $5 adults; $3 children 12 & under.
Tour of Homes – Buckeye Lake. The Buckeye Lake Area Civic Association’s 31st Annual Tour of Homes returns from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, August 14. It is a walking tour this year featuring six homes on the newly renovated Crane Lake area that is adjacent to the North Shore Park. Organizers hope there will be enough water next year to return to the pontoon -based boat tours. Cost is $20.
Concerts on the Green – Granville. All performances are free and are held on Denison University’s Fine Arts Quad, 338 W. Broadway, Granville. Attendees are welcome to bring lawn chairs, blankets and picnics. Food trucks are returning this year, with one truck featured at each concert except August 13. In case of rain, performances will be held in Burke Hall.
Honk Wail & Moan – Sunday July 31
The Honk, Wail and Moan swing band is committed to the idea that guys and dolls need to go out, dance with each other, snap fingers and have fun! The cookin’ rhythm section supports a hot horn ensemble that backs up the always pleasing vocals. Since forming in the fall of 1991, Honk, Wail and Moan has performed all over the Midwest and around the US and even in Thailand with its mix of hot swingin’ classics and jumpin’ originals.