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

Hike The Arboretum: Central Grounds – 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 17. FREE. Join a walk through the Central Grounds including the Woodland, Japanese, Learning and Daweswood House Gardens with The Arboretum’s Executive Director. Learn about current and future plans for these areas along the way. Registration is not required.

Secrets of Bryophytes: Understanding These Natural Wonders – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, June 16. Cost: Non-members $30; Members $25. Are you interested in exploring the tiny world of moss, liverworts and hornworts? If so, don’t miss this chance to learn more about Earth’s oldest plants! We will explore bryophyte biology, morphology and identification using microscopes, including specimens we collect right here on The Arboretum’s property.

Trailers & Twiners, Crawlers & Climbers: A Gardener’s Guide to Growing Vines – 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 24. Cost: Nonmembers $20; Members $15. Learn to select, plant and care for vines, with an emphasis on woody species hardy in central Ohio. Our staff Botanist will cover the morphology and biology of climbing plants and give an overview of species generally available to the home gardener. Our Nursery Manager and Propagator will then demonstrate how woody climbing plants are trained and maintained in our Azalea Glen.

Beneath the Bark: An Update on the Emerald Ash Borer – 1 to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 24. FREE! Since its detection in Ohio in 2003, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has been battling the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) through detection, regulation and public outreach. Staff from the USDA Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) will share an update on the status of EAB in Ohio and discuss new biological control opportunities.

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

Baltimore Farmers Market – Baltimore. The market moves to the Baltimore Ace Hardware parking lot on Tuesdays from 4:00 – 7:30 p.m. starting Tuesday, June 6. Market runs through September 26.

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.

Movies in The Park Johnson Park, Baltimore. LifeBridge Church presents free movies from 7 – 11 p.m. on:

• Friday, June 16: Facing the Giants;

• Friday, June 23: The Secret Life of Pets; and

• Friday, June 30: SING

Lakefest – North Shore Park, Buckeye Lake. Fun starts at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 17, with childrens’ activities, DJ and food truck. Fireworks show over the lake at dusk (about 9:30 p.m.). FREE!

FREE Saturday Movie – Victoria Opera House, Baltimore. The Victoria Opera House presents a FREE Saturday movie from 8 – 10 p.m. on Saturdays, June 17, July 1 and July 15.

Women’s Outdoor Skills Workshop – Infirmary Mound Park, 4309 Lancaster Road, Granville. The second annual workshop runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 17, featuring topics such as archery, stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking, canoeing, fly fishing, nature photography, outdoor cooking, Camping 101, beekeeping, birding, native plant gardening, nature journaling and more. Classes are taught by expert instructors, but designed for everyone. Al equipment is provided except cameras for nature photography. Cost is $50 which includes lunch. Preregistration is required at or 740- 587-2535.

DNA Interest Group – Newark. The Licking County Genealogical Society’s DNA interest Group meets at 6 p.m. on Monday, June 19, in Meeting Room A at the Licking County Library/ Main, 101 W. Main St., Newark. A video presentation “USING YOUR DNA TO IDENTIFY AN ADOPTEE’S FAMILY “Bringing My Cousin Home” by Kathleen Reed, Hamilton County Genealogical Society will be shown. Meetings are FREE and open to the public.

Paint the Parks II – Infirmary Mound Park, Granville. Come explore your creative side from 6 – 9 p.m. on Thursday, June 22! Paint the Parks’ programs are usually held on the fourth Wednesday & Thursday of each month at the James Bradley Senior Center at Infirmary Mound Park. Preregistration required online or by calling 740-587-2535. $25 fee includes refreshments and all painting supplies.

Movie in the Park – Riverview Preserve, Newark. Enjoy an evening in the park from 7 – 11 p.m. on Friday, June 23, with your family, friends, and neighbors. In celebration of Pollinator’s Week, the Licking Park District and partners will have food, activities, and crafts pre-movie. The movie starts at dusk. Come with lawn chairs, blankets and snacks to enjoy! The Preserve is located at 375 Ohio Street, Newark.

Family Movie Night Bremen. Bremen United Methodist Church presents Bambi at 9 p.m. on Friday, June 23, in the church parking lot at the corner of Mulberry and Walnut St. Free popcorn and water. Bring your own blankets and lawn chairs-the parking lot is gravel. Rain or shine!

Try It! Canoe and Kayak – Infirmary Mound Park, Granville. Stop by Mirror Lake from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 24, and test out the water with our canoes and kayaks. A waiver must be completed on-site; all youth must be accompanied by a consenting adult. Must be 12 to be on the water solo. FREE.

Youth Fishing Derby – Infirmary Mound Park, Granville. Come out from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 24, and have some fun with the Cranberry Marsh Bass Club! Assistance will be available from club members. Please bring your own rod and reel. All baits will be provided. Food and fishing are both FREE at this event. Two Divisions: Ages 5-12 and 13-16. Must pre-register online or by calling 740-587- 2535.

Granville July 4th Celebration – Granville. Festivities run from Saturday, July 1 through Tuesday, July 4. Fireworks are Sunday, July 2. Traditional parade is Tuesday, July 4. For a complete schedule visit

Celebrate Independence Day OSU (Newark)/COTC. The annual free concert and fireworks display will be held on Monday, July 3. The evening’s celebration begins with the local cover band Sticks & Stones at 6:30 p.m., followed by the Newark-Granville Symphony Orchestra at approximately 8 p.m. A fireworks display will begin at 10 p.m. After the fireworks, Sticks & Stones will return to the stage for an encore presentation. All performances will be held at the Martha Grace Reese Amphitheatre. Local vendors will be selling food and beverages on the campus grounds beginning at 6 p.m. The Licking County Veterans Project will also be on display in Hopewell Hall during the event. The poster presentation with pictures of local veterans was put together by the Licking County Library. Bring lawn chairs, picnics and blankets for a fun-filled evening of music and entertainment. Free parking is available on campus. The city of Newark has closed Sharon Valley Road at the intersection of Evans Boulevard and the north access road to the campus. Vehicles must use alternative entrances located on Country Club Drive and Granville Road.

BLASST – Buckeye Lake. The previously announced show set for 10 p.m. on Monday, July 3, has been cancelled for public safety reasons. Parking and viewing areas on park property are extremely limited due to the dam reconstruction and dredging projects.

Lilyfest – Hocking Hills, Rockbridge. Lilyfest celebrates art, music, and gardening in the Hocking Hills, July 14-16. The festival takes place at Bishop Educational Gardens, where three acres of artistically landscaped gardens are nestled in the woods and filled with thousands of colorful lilies, flowers and plants. Visitors can leisurely tour the gardens or take a guided hike, watch artists work, purchase plants and artwork, attend workshops, have questions answered by master gardeners or naturalists, enjoy live music, and eat delicious food. Musicians will perform Appalachian-style music on two stages. More information including a schedule of performers is available at The gardens are located at 13200 Little Cola Rd., Rockbridge, Ohio, 43149.

First Annual Antique Lure & Vintage Tackle Show – Millersport. The Buckeye Lake Area Civic Association presents it newest event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, August 19, at the Lions Clubhouse, Millersport. Show off your collection or start a collection. Bring your collectables to trade, sell or get an appraisal of your antique fishing gear. Food available. Admission: $5; $3 veterans; and children under 12 FREE. Rent a table for $20.


A Broadway Music ReviewMillersport. Weldon’s Ice Cream Factory presents A Broadway Music Review by the Millersport Community Theatre on Saturday, June 17th at the Weldon’s Ice Cream Factory at 2887 Canal Drive, Millersport. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy a night of ice cream and music. Concerts on the Green – Bryn Du Mansion, Granville. The Concerts on the Green have moved to Bry Du Mansion, 573 Jones Road, Granville. Bring a picnic or grab something from a food truck. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Performances start at 6:30 p.m. and last about 90 minutes without an intermission.

• Cadence on Sunday, June 25. A Capella 80’s hits.

• The American Kings on Sunday, July 9. Rock/Oldies.

• Adelee & Gentry on Sunday, July 23. This sister duo – Alternative Pop/Rock – have become rising stars on the Nashville scene.

• Jeff German & the Blankety Blanks on Sunday, August 6. Blues/Classic Rock.

• Hotel California on Sunday, August 20. Eagles tribute.

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Coshocton Dulcimer Days – Roscoe Village. Coshocton hosts the longest running heritage music festival in Ohio June 16 -18. The festival features music workshops, free concerts, and the Mid-East Regional Dulcimer Championships. Visitors to the event will enjoy music vendors, raffles, artists’ booths, traditional Appalachian music, and headliner concert Saturday evening with musicians The Vanderveer Brothers String Band and Jeff Hames. For more information visit

Washboard Music Festival – Logan. Ohio’s most unique music festival is June 15 – 17. The festival’s focus is on celebrating the enduring role the washboard has had on American music styles. This annual event provides wholesome family entertainment. You can enjoy the foot-tappin’ styles of Dixieland Jazz, Jug Music, Celtic, Blues and Cagun Zydeco played by bands from all around the country. The festivities kickoff Thursday evening at the main stage when Arnett Howard and Friends perform. Little Roy & Lizzie take the stage Friday offering traditional bluegrass at its best. On Saturday, catch the Wayfarers and their own brand of American string-band music. Friday and Saturday music acts features the Steel City Rovers and their Celtic music, “Roscoe Goose” the Juggernaut Jug Band playing jazz, blues and ragtime, and Washboard Hank – a legendary Canadian artist on the alternative country scene. Additional musical acts include spYder Stompers & Sugar Pie and their pre-war acoustic country blues, Sodbusters’ rootsy folk and Bill Bailey’s percussion masterpiece. The Ohio River Minstrels will celebrate America’s heritage in story and song. In addition, you may enjoy great food, browse the streets filled with quality craft vendors and enjoy the many special events, including the festive Saturday evening parade. There’s also a handmade quilt show, washboard factory tours and street entertainers. For the kids, there’s a large area of FREE rides, games and live entertainment. ALL entertainment is FREE and FUN! Hours: Thursday 5 to 10 p.m.; Friday & Saturday Noon to 11 p.m. For more information visit

All Gospel Music NightOhio Valley Opry, McConnelsville. The Annual All Gospel Music Night at the Twin City Opera House starts at 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 17, in McConnelsville. Doors open at 5 pm. On the lineup for the evening will be The Clark Family who will be performing songs from their latest recording project, Life, Love, and Faith;Carolyn Connor from Sutton, WV; Jimmy Howson from Athens; Erica Dodge from Marietta; and OVO favorites Mike Morrison, Matt Coleman, and resident comic- Uncle Doofus. Tickets are just $12 and can be purchased by calling 740/525/9218. For more information, visit

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