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

Scavenger Hunt – 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. during the month of May. FREE! May 24th is National Scavenger hunt Day! Help us celebrate by exploring The Arboretum’s grounds with a selfguided scavenger hunt. Sheets are available in the Visitors Center during the month of May. Drop-off your completed hunt to be entered to win a prize!

Spring Plant Sale & Garden Fair – from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 19. Shop from a wide-variety of shrubs, trees and perennials for your home landscape. Arboretum experts will be available to answer your questions about plant care and suitability for your location. A variety of vendors will complement the sale with additional plants and garden products. All members receive a discount at the sale and members at the Buckeye level and above receive an exclusive invitation to shop early at the Plant Sale Preview and will take home a free plant.

Coffee and Canvas – from 9:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 19. Cost: Non-members – $30; Members – $25. Learn the basics of acrylic painting as Licking County artist Kathy Anderson guides you step-bystep through recreating a scene from The Arboretum with your own special touches. No art experience necessary. Fee includes all painting supplies and light refreshments.

Mother’s Day Wagon Tours – from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 13.Bring mom to The Arboretum for an expertled wagon tour of our beautiful grounds. Relax and enjoy the early color of spring as the guide interprets gardens, plant collections and Arboretum history and research. Mom rides for free! Everyone else $2 each. Seating is limited.

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

Granville Farmers Market – Granville. It’s back, starting Saturday, May 5, 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.

All American Youth Horse Show – Ohio Expo Center, Columbus. The 50th Annual All American Youth Horse Show May 10 – 13, will feature riding styles including Western, contest, reining, trail, hunters and jumpers. Hours: 8 am – 11 pm daily. FREE! For more information, visit

Buckeye Lake Shoreline Cleanup – Fairfield Beach. The cleanup is set for 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 12. Volunteers should meet ODNR staff at the Fairfield Beach shelter house. ODNR is furnishing garbage bags. Cleanup will concentrate on shoreline at Fairfield Beach. All items to be placed in the ODNR dumpster.

The Oddities & Curiosities Expo – Ohio Expo Center, Columbus. For lovers of the strange and unusual…. The Oddities & Curiosities Expo May 12, showcases vendors with all things weird. Items such as: Taxidermy, specimens, bones, unusual original artwork, curiosities, odd antiques, and so much more. *All items have been acquired ethically! Hours; 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Cost: $10 (kids 12 and under are free). For more information, visit The Oddities & Curiosities Expo

Six One Pour FestivalHuntington Park, Columbus. Six One Pour: The Ohio Craft Beer Fest returns to Huntington Park in the Columbus Arena District from 6 – 9 p.m. on Saturday, May 12. The festival is the signature event of the 2018 Columbus Craft Beer Week celebration and with over 50 Ohio craft breweries participating. . This year’s collaboration brew – Confluence – is an American IPA collaboration among 20 Central Ohio breweries, brewed specifically for Columbus Craft Beer Week and Six One Pour. Advance general admission tickets are $45, which includes a souvenir glass and tasting tickets for 20 four-ounce samples. Early admission tickets are $55 and include admission at 5 p.m. Designated driver admission isr $15. Tickets can be purchased online at All tickets include a Reserved Seat voucher for a future Columbus Clippers baseball game.

Ordinary & Extraordinary: Victorian Undergarments 1860 – 1880 – The Robbins Hunter Museum, Granville. The exhibit is open May 16 through December 29, 2018. Curated by Elizabeth Miller, the exhibit features the museum’s collection of mid nineteenth century undergarments, and explores the fashion history, garment design and construction techniques of the Victorian era. Pairing the garments with letters, photographs and documents from the Devenney family and Licking County history, Miller brings to life the way in which these garments were made and worn, and in doing so offers a unique glimpse into the lives of these two sisters and their experience of life in Granville in the 1860s. The museum is located at 221 East Broadway, Granville, Ohio. Museum hours are Wednesday through Saturday 1 pm – 4 pm.

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Buckeye Sweepstakes Horse Show – Ohio Expo Center, Columbus. One of the largest Arabian horse shows in the country is held right here in Columbus, May 24 – 27. Hours: 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. daily. FREE! For more information, visit

Midwest Holiday Antique Show – Ohio Expo Center, Columbus. Old vintage holiday decorations. You can find Valentine’s, St. Patrick’s, Easter, Halloween, and of course Christmas. The May 27, show is a wonderful chance to find a special piece to love during the holiday season. Hours: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Cost: $7. For more information, visit

Ohio & Erie Bus Tour – Newark. The Licking County Historical Society invites fellow history enthusiasts to join them on the road for the Ohio & Erie Bus Tour! Guided by local historian and LCHS Board President Doug Smith, the tour will travel along a portion of the Northern part of the canal, from Newark to New Philadelphia, making several sight-seeing stops in between. On our journey back, passengers will be granted the opportunity to drift back in time aboard the Monticello III, a restored canal boat in Roscoe Village, Coshocton. The tour starts from the parking lot of the Buckingham Meeting House, 5 N. 6th St., Newark, at 8 a.m. on Saturday, May 26. Cost for the day is $40 for members of LCHS, $50 for non-members, or $30 for passengers age 12 & younger. Ticket price includes a boxed lunch, snacks while on the bus, and admission to the Monticello III. Reservations are required. Attendees should plan to wear walking shoes and weather-appropriate attire. Please call the LCHS Office at 740-345-4898 or e-mail at with any questions or to reserve a seat.

Memorial Day Ceremony – Thornville. Thornville’s Memorial Day solemn procession will begin at approximately 10 a.m. on Monday, May 28, in the downtown. Honor guards from the Amvets and the American- Legion will be joined by the Sheridan High School Band as we pay tribute to those deceased veterans who have served the United States of America.

Historic National Road Yard Sale Days – U.S. 40. From Baltimore to St. Louis! Eight hundred, twenty four miles of roadside treasures. May 30 – June 3, 2018. Dawn to dusk.

SciDome Planetarium Grand Opening – The Works, Newark. The Works: Ohio Center for History, Art & Technology will open its newest exhibit, a SciDome planetarium, on Saturday, June 9, 2018. There will be members-only festivities from 9 a.m.-noon; the general public will be welcome from noon-5 p.m. Admission is free and includes access to the Works museum, the new SciDome exhibit and all special activities. Special family-friendly space and science activities throughout the museum and courtyard include learning about the magnetic fields of the universe and experiencing the challenges of navigating a rover on a planet a million miles away. Visitors will also have the opportunity to meet Ohio astronaut Don Thomas and visit the NASA Journey to To- morrow Exhibit. After the grand opening, the SciDome will be open for regular museum hours, Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., with scheduled show times posted online as well as on a monitor outside the SciDome. The Works is located at 55 S. 1st St., Newark, Ohio. To learn more visit or call 740-349-9277.


Linda Davis – The Ohio Valley Opry, McConnelsville. The Ohio Valley Opry will feature multi-Grammy Award winning Linda Davis on Saturday, May 19, at the Twin City Opera House in McConnelsville, Ohio. Labeled a ‘song stylist’, Linda Davis’ unique ability to interpret a song has made her one of Nashville’s favorite vocalists. Davis has a legion of friends and fans in the music industry, one being superstar Reba McEntire. Their mutual respect led them into the studio together where they recorded a duet entitled Does He Love You that went on to become a #1 hit and earn both artists several awards including a Grammy for Best Country Vocal Collaboration. Through the years, the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame member has played to sold-out crowds with the likes of Garth Brooks, George Strait, Reba McEntire and Kenny Rogers just to name a few. Davis is currently on the road performing with the great Kenny Rogers on his final world tour, “The Gambler’s Last Deal.” Also appearing on the monthly Ohio Valley Opry show will be The Clark Family, Beth Bigham, Mike Morrison, Matt Coleman, and country-comic Uncle Doofus. One show only with the doors open at 5 p.m. and the show starting at 6 p.m. Tickets are available online at, or by calling 740.525.9218.

Dark Star Orchestra Legend Valley, Thornville. Dark Star Orchestra will perform three full two-set shows May 25 -27. The weekend includes performances by Los Lobos, Hot Tuna (electric & acoustic), The Infamous Stringdusters, Melvin Seals & DSO, The Nth Power, California Kind, Rumpke Mountain Boys, Jeff Mattson & Friends and more. For more information, visit

Nelsonville Music Festival – Hocking College, Nelsonville. The 14th annual Nelsonville Music Festival is May 31-June 3, with more than 60 musical acts. Headliners are George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, The Decemberists, Ani DiFranco and The Black Angels. For more information, including the daily band schedules, visit

Camp Punk in Drublic – Legend Valley, Thornville. The June 1 – 3 weekend features NOFX, Rancid, Pennywise, The Mihty Mighty BossTones, Me First and The GimmeGimees and more. Plus late night campfire stories. For more information, visit

Celtic Fest Ohio – Harveysburg (Warren County). Celtic Fest Ohio returns to Renaissance Park, home of the Ohio Renaissance Festival June 15, 16 and 17 for another full weekend of Celtic celebration. Featuring five stages, over 20 acts and special events, artisans, cultural activities, and a variety of food and drink, there is something for everyone. Hours: Friday, June 15 – 6 pm to 10 pm; Saturday, June 16 – Noon to 11 pm; and Sunday, June 17 – Noon to 6 pm.

Enjoy a wide variety of food items from traditional Scottish, Irish, and English to American Fare. Browse the marketplace featuring unique items made with a Celtic flare – pottery, jewelry, kilts, home décor, clothing and more. Tickets available for Saturday and Sunday online at Daily Admission or Weekend Passes available. For more information visit

Gathering of the Juggalos 2018 – Legend Valley, Thornville. After a one-year absence, the Juggalos return to Legend Valley for their 19th annual gathering July 18 -21. This year’s Gathering is called “Whoopstock.” For more information, visit https://

The Werk Out Music & Arts Festival – Legend Valley, Thornville. The August 2 -4 weekend features The Werks, Umphrey’s McGee, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Lettuce, Papadosio, Ekoostik Hookah and more. For more information, visit

Lost Lands Festival – Legend Valley, Thornville. Lost Lands returns for its second year September , featuring 1,000,000 watts of bass, two full-size main stages and three time more “giant f#%king dinosaurs.” Performances by Excision all weekend long plus Flux Pavilion, Ganja White Night, Illenium, Jauz, Nero, Nghtmre, Rezz, Ruski, Slander, Snails, Zomboy and many more. For more information, visit

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