Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70.
Little Buckeye Imagination Sessions: Critters at Night – from 2:00 to 2:45 p.m. on Wednesday, June 13. Learn with a group as creative educators bring families closer to the wonders of the natural world. These programs, designed for children ages three to eight, keep the body moving and brain exercising as science is combined with games, crafts, stories and music. Take a closer look at our specimens. Imagine yourself as a critter at night. The program is free. Registration is not required.
Little Buckeye Imagination Sessions: Tiny Trails – from 2:00 – 2:45 p.m. on Wednesday, June 20. Learn with a group as creative educators bring families closer to the wonders of the natural world. These programs, designed for children ages three to eight, keep the body moving and brain exercising as science is combined with games, crafts, stories and music. Create a park for miniature wildlife. The program is free. Registration is not required.
Preservation Series: Preserving Your Family Documents and Books – From 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 23. Cost: Nonmembers – $15; Members – $10. The Arboretum Archivist will demonstrate archival techniques that focus on the needs of a typical family’s document or book collections. Such items usually include family Bibles, diaries, letters, and certificates. Participants will learn how to properly store their important paper documents and where they can buy their supplies. They will also get a behind-the-scenes look at some of the historic documents in the Arboretum’s archival collections. Participants are encouraged to bring family documents or books (no more than 3) that have specific preservation needs. Participants will take home an archival kit including an information sheet, archival paper, archival folders, white gloves, and a pencil.
Beginner Tai Chi Chuan – from 1 to 2 p.m. on Sundays, June 24, July 1, July 8, July 15, July 22 and July 29. Cost Tai Chi is designed to help increase muscle and cardiovascular strength; help improve balance, joint flexibility and posture; and support mental health. This class focuses on basic Tai Chi skills along with completion of the Modified Tai Chi Chuan Short Form (Yang Style). Basic warm-ups start the class with a new portion taught each week. Students should wear comfortable clothing and flat-soled shoes. Fee includes 6 sessions. Cost: Non-members – $65; Members – $55.
Medicinal Herb Walk – from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 24. Cost: Non-members – $20; Members – $15. Herbs have been used for their medicinal properties since prehistoric times. Join herbalist Brandy James to discover the beneficial properties of herbs such as calendula, lemon balm and tulsi. Learn tips to properly grow, harvest and store herbs and discuss tinctures and oils that can help support healing. All participants take home three plants.
Intermediate Tai Chi Chuan – from 2 – 3 p.m. on Sundays, June 24, July 1, July 8, July 15, July 22 and July 29. Tai Chi is designed to help increase muscle and cardiovascular strength; help improve balance, joint flexibility and posture; and support mental health. This class focuses on advanced warm-ups, the complete Modified Tai Chi Chuan Short Form (Yang Style) from the beginner’s class and additional Qi Gong exercises, further enhancing the benefits of the practice. Students are required to complete the beginner class at least once prior to participating in the intermediate class. Students should wear comfortable clothing and flat-soled shoes. Fee includes 6 sessions. Cost: Non-members – $65; Members – $55.
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. 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.
For more information, visit www.robbinshunter.org
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 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 attheworks.org or call 740-349-9277.
15th Annual International Wine at the Mill Festival – Loudonville. The 15th Annual International Wine at the Mill Festival returns from noon to 11 p.m. on Saturday, June 9. Good food, wine, music and more will entertain all of the senses. The festival will feature 100 varieties of international and Ohio wine, domestic beer, live music, food vendors, all beautifully situated on the banks of Pine Run Creek with large tents, drawings, prizes, free shuttle transportation. Shuttle and overnight sponsors include Arrow Point Campground, Mohican Adventures, Mohican Little Brown Inn, Mohican State Park Campground, Wally World Resort and Central Park in downtown Loudonville. The shuttles will begin operating at 2 p.m. Discounted pre-sale tickets can be purchased for $8 at Lingenfelter Jewelers in downtown Loudonville or online at WolfCreekMill.org All pre-sale tickets purchased online are claimed at the admission gate with valid ID. Tickets at the gate will be $10. Each adult ticket includes a logo wine glass and 10 tasting tickets. For more information visit WolfCreekMill.org
Vision in Nature – Buckeye Lake Museum. The Buckeye Lake Historical Society Museum’s BLISS Series continues from 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 9, with Vision in Nature presented by Vince Nobel. The nature and landscape photographer will discuss his photographic process of visualizing landscape and nature scenes from wide-angle to close-up. The program will include image pre-visualization, camera settings, composition and equipment recommendations. Free will donations accepted as admission. For more information, visit www.buckeyelakehistory.org
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 non-profit that helps our furry friends find forever homes. Admission: $3 to the public and children under 12 are free! For more information visit http://www.avantgardeshows.com/.
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 Ohiorenowned 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 excavation 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.
Zero K Race – Buckeye Lake Brewery. Stop by the Buckeye Lake Brewery on Ohio 79 at 1 p.m. on Sunday, July 8, for the brewery’s first-ever Zero K Race. You can leave your running shoes at home. Proceeds benefit Buckeye Lake for Tomorrow’s efforts to improve Buckeye Lake’s water quality. More information, visit buckeyelakebrewery.com
Music on the Front Porch – Thornville Library. The Perry County District Library free summer concert series continues at 6 p.m. on Fridays with Perry Morgan Pickers (June 8), Joy in the Morning Ministries with Jeremy Shank (June 15), and December (June 22).
Concerts on the Green – Bryn Du Mansion, Granville. The FREE summer concert series returns for its 37th Season. All concerts begin at 6:30 p.m. on the back lawn of the Bryn Du Mansion, 573 Jones Road, Granville. A food truck will be available at each concert. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Visit granvillerec.org for more information and alternate locations for inclement weather.
• June 10: Jamie Kent (country). Named by RollingStone.com as an “Artist You Need to Know.” Kent’s perfectly mellifluous tunes are roll-the-windows-down, soak up some-sun kind of good.
• June 24: Brass Tracks (60s – 80s R&B). A high energy eight-piece horn band from Southwest Ohio. Step back in time as the band pays tribute to all the great hits from bands like Chicago, Eart Wind & Fire and more.
• July 8: Saved By The 90s (90s cover band). Here to rock your world, they are the ultimate 90s party experience.
• July 22: NU-Blu (bluegrass). This husband and wife duo deliver up-beat, blazing-fingers pick work as well as gentle heartwarming ballads.
• August 5: Adelle&Gentry (alternative pop). These sisters of harmony have gone from being “just” small town girls to rising stars on the Nashville scene.
• August 19: Reaganomics (80s rock). The Columbus-based Reaganomics are the area’s most electrifying eighties show.
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 www.celticfestohio.com. Daily Admission or Weekend Passes available. For more information visit www.celticfestohio.com.
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://www.juggalogathering.com
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 thewerkoutfestival.com
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, Nightmare, Rezz, Ruski, Slander, Snails, Zomboy and many more. For more information, visit http://www.lostlandsfestival.com/
“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 www.weathervaneplayhouse.org or call 740-366-4616. Weathervane Playhouse is located at 100 Price Road in Newark, 43055.