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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 self-guided 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!

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!! Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to noon on North Main Street between Broadway and College streets. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to noon. All kinds of good thing to eat and drink.

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

Moonshine Festival New Straitsville, OH (43766). It’s all fun at the annual Moonshine Festival May 24-28, in the rolling hills of Southeastern Ohio. The festival features a variety of events including a working moonshine still display, local history museum, flea market vendors, moonshine burgers, moonshine pie, moonshine doggies, music stage, carnival rides and games. Hours: Thurs & Fri 6-11pm; Sat 11am-11pm; Sun 12pm-11pm; and Mon 11am-6pm.

Newark Food Truck Festival – Canal Market District, Newark. Downtown Newark Association is hosting over a dozen trucks and featuring a beer and wine station from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 26, at the beautiful Canal Market District. For more information, visit

Flint Knapping – Flint Ridge State Park, Glenford. This unique event returns from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 26, at Flint Ridge State Park, featuring artisans from all over the country skilled in flint knapping – the ancient art of making tools and weapons from flint. The hills and woods around the ancient quarries will once again ring with the sound of hammer stone on flint. For more information, visit http://

Utica Sertoma Ice Cream Festival – Energy Cooperative/ Velvet Ice Cream (1 mile south of Utica on Ohio 13). It’s the 44th annual Utica Sertoma Ice Cream Festival May 26 – 28, featuring ice cream, food, crafters, car & motorcycle show, live entertainment and plenty of family-friendly activities. Hours: Saturday – 9 to 7; Sunday – 10 to 7; and Monday – 10 to 6. Admission is $5 per car. Entertainment schedule: Saturday – Glen Parks Banjo Entertainment at noon and Lee Gantt Band at 6 p.m.; Sunday – B.B. Secrist at 2 p.m.; and Monday – Conway Turley Band at 1 p.m.

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

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 AmericanLegion 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.

Free Coin Appraisals Buckeye Lake. Stop by from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 31, at the North Valley Bank, 5245 Walnut Road (Ohio 79), for a free coin appraisal. Brian Siden of HCC Rare Coins will be providing the appraisals. No appointment is necessary.

Magic is Music to Our Ears – Buckeye Lake Library. Dave Lehman weaves some magical fun and shows the audience how music and sound make his magic tricks so special at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 6.

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 familyfriendly 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 Tomorrow 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.

Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show – Hilliard. Back by popular demand, the 2018 Columbus Summer Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show returns from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, June, 10, at the Makoy Event Center (5462 Center St., Hilliard, OH 43026). The show features a variety of local handmade artisans and crafters with something for everyone! Each show raises funds for local charities in their participating communities. This year’s summer show charity is local non-profit, Pets Without Parents. A local nonprofit that helps our furry friends find forever homes. Admission: $3 to the public and children under 12 are free! For more information visit

Medieval Times – Hebron Library. Go back in time to the 1400s! Our renaissance musicians will entertain as you stroll through our medieval fair at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 12. Make mini castles, play medieval games, experience live music on dulcimers and more. Medieval cosplay encouraged.

1950s Sock Hop – Buckeye Lake Library. Wear your poodle skirt or white t-shirt and jeans for an afternoon of dancing, food and fun – 50s style at noon on Saturday, June 16.

Yard Sale Days Buckeye Lake Village. Village council members have set June 15 -17 as the annual Yard Sale Days. Permits are free for the three-day event.

Learn to Line Dance – Hebron Library. Let the Motley Dance Club teach you how to enjoy dancing at noon on Saturday, June 23. Learn a variety of dancing styles including fork dances such as the Virginia Reel, Spanish Waltz and Contra Dance.

Shawna Corder and Her Rising Stars – Buckeye Lake Library. Listen and be inspired as Ohio-renowned vocalist Shawna Corder performs a medley of songs with her music troupe at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 23.

Discovering Dinosaurs – Buckeye Lake Library. Join COSI on Wheels and use comparative anatomy to explore how prehistoric creatures might have lived at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 27. Study fossil remains using exca- vation tools while trying to solve the puzzle of Earth’s geological layers and its massive time scale. Measure yourself against dinosaur footprints to grasp the size of these enormous creatures and interact with a living dino-descendant!

Magic is Music to Our Ears – Hebron Library. Dave Lehman weaves some magical fun and shows the audience how music and sound make his magic tricks so special at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 27.


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 http://

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

Music on the Front Porch – Thornville Library. The Perry County District Library free summer concert series begins with Lee Crader at 6 p.m. on Friday, June 1, at the Thornville Library. Future programs are Perry Morgan Pickers (June 8), Joy in the Morning Ministries with Jeremy Shank (June 15), and December (June 22).

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 http://

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

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


“A Chorus Line” – Newark. The 50th Anniversary Season at Weathervane Playhouse begins with “A Chorus Line” June 7 – 16. Performances at 7:30 p.m. on June 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16. A 2 p.m. matinee is set for Saturday, June 9. Individual tickets are available online or at the Box Office. Individual ticket rates are $37 for adults, $35 for senior citizens, $26 for students with ID and $15 for children (12 and younger). Tickets for the Tuesday, June 12, evening performance are General Admission and cost just $19. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit or call 740-366-4616. Weathervane Playhouse is located at 100 Price Road in Newark, 43055.

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