Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70.
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.
Little Buckeye Imagination Sessions: Garden Fairy House – From 2:00 – 2:45 p.m. on Wednesday, July 11. 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. Garden Fairy House: Build an enchanting miniature home within our lovely landscape. The program is free. Registration is not required.
Plein Air Painting – From 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 12. Cost: Non-members – $35; Members – $25. Join us for a painting party with local artist and teacher Lori Clarke. Create your own interpreted version of the grandest American beech tree at The Arboretum. No experience necessary, beginners most welcome! Wear an old outfit or don a provided apron to follow Lori’s step-by-step process using acrylic paints on a 16×20-inch canvas to create your own masterpiece. Water and a light snack provided.
Little Buckeye Imagination Sessions: Senses Seek and Find – From 2:00 – 2:45 p.m. on Wednesday, July 18. 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. Senses Seek and Find: Use all of your senses to search throughout the gardens. The program is free. Registration is not required.
Preservation Series: Preserving Your Family Photographs – From 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 21. Cost: Non-members – $15; Members – $10. The Arboretum Archivist will demonstrate techniques that focus on the needs of a typical family’s photograph collections. Participants will learn how to properly store and care for their photograph collections and where they can buy their supplies. They will also get a behind-thescenes look at some of the historic photographs in the Arboretum’s archival collections. Participants are encouraged to bring family photographs (no more than 5) that have specific preservation needs. Participants will take home an archival kit including an information sheet, photo enclosures, archival folders, white gloves, and a pencil.
Little Buckeye Imagination Sessions: What Can Water Do? – From 2:00 – 2:45 p.m. on Wednesday, July 25. 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. What Can Water Do?: We need water for drinking, but see how it can do so much more. The program is free. Registration is not required.
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
Downtown Summerfest – Newark. The brand new three-day event is June 21-23. Summerfest will feature the Budweiser Clydesdales, a tribute to our Hometown Heroes, as well as a daily music fest to celebrate the newly completed renovations in downtown Newark. Each day, visitors can enjoy all of the festivities throughout the downtown area, featuring local food specials, beer & wine garden and a daily parade of the Budweiser Clydesdale team at 6 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and 2 p.m. on Saturday. The live entertainment venue will be located just south of the Canal Market District and will feature Bryan Lewis from 7 – 9 p.m. on Thursday, The Brian Panke Band from 7 – 10 p.m. on Friday, Rese Jhordan Music at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, and RMT at 3 p.m. on Saturday. A salute to our hometown heroes is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, alongwitha 2p.m.craftfairon the Canal Market grounds. Free admission.
The 2nd Annual Antique Lure and Vintage Tackle Show – Lakewood High School, Hebron. After a very successful debut last summer, the Buckeye Lake Area Civic Association sponsored show is moving to larger quarters at Lakewood High School. The show runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 23. The show features National Fishing Lure Collectors from the Midwest area and a special display by Central Ohio lure makers Doug Carpenter and Ray Allen is a show highlight. Visitors can have your vintage tackle appraised or buy, sell, and trade with other antique lure enthusiasts. There will also be a whole box tackle box auction. The show also features Buckeye Lake resident Doug Stewart’s clinic on fishing Buckeye Lake. He is a featured speaker at fishing expos throughout Ohio and the Midwest and frequently appears in outdoor magazines. Also new this year is Vance Outdoors casting area. William Sonnett, an NFLCC member, will demonstrate casting with vintage tackle. The Cranberry Marsh Bass Club will give casting lessons and conduct a casting contest for youth and women. Prizes are provided by Vance Outdoors. Fisher’s Marina, Buckeye Lake Marina, and Jim Carter’s Marine will have boats on display. Admission $5, Veterans $3, and children are free. Display Tables are $20 each (register for a table by June 15). Tackle box auction is $5 per box. For more information contact Rickie Sue Grunden 614 206-0421 or email@example.com
Fire Expo and Muster – State Fire Marshal’s Office, Reynoldsburg. The Division of State Fire Marshal and the Central Ohio Antique Fire Apparatus Association are hosting the 18th annual Fire Expo and Muster on from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 23,. at the State Fire Marshal’s office, 8895 E. Main St. in Reynoldsburg. This year, the group is aiming to beat the record of most hand-drawn antique fire carts in one place at a time. Join us to see if this 28-cart record will be beat! The expo will feature a fire memorabilia flea market, hand-drawn fire cart parade and activities that give visitors the chance to learn more about the State Fire Marshal’s seven bureaus. Visitors will have the opportunity to try out a fire hose and extinguisher simulator, and the office’s most popular employees – the accelerant detection canines – will demonstrate some of their arson-sniffing skills. A helicopter landing is also scheduled and will be on display for visitors to view (weather permitting). The public is invited and encouraged to attend this one-day event. Parking and admission are free. Refreshments and food are available for purchase. For more information, visit: https://www.com.ohio.gov/ fire/FireExpoAndMuster.aspx
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.
Energy Cooperative’s Kids Day – The Works, Newark. It’s all FREE from Noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 24, for members of The Energy Cooperative, their children, and grandchildren. Bring a copy of your bill, or the ticket found in the May-June member newsletter to join in the fun. Kids Day features pony rides, carriage rides, games, inflatables, crafts for kids, goody bags (while they last), and interactive displays for the whole family! The Works will open their doors for this event, and even offer shows in the new Scidome Planetarium.
Call member services at (800)- 255-6815 or visit theenergycoop.com for additional information.
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 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 dinodescendant!
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 efforst to improve Buckeye Lake’s water quality. More information, visit buckeyelakebrewery.com
Lilyfest – Hocking Hills, Rockbridge. Lilyfest is a familyfriendly festival in the Hocking Hills that combines art, music, and gardening with outdoor education scheduled for July 13 – 15, at Bishop Educational Gardens, where three acres of artistically landscaped gardens are nestled in the woods and filled with thousands of colorful lilies, flowers, plants and ponds. Clay sculptures and water features that are whimsical in nature dot the landscape. Lilyfest started as a backyard pottery sale 27 years ago and has grown to attract 5,000 visitors a year. More than 70 artists now have their work on display. It’s a showcase of local clay sculptures, blown glass, jewelry, wood carvings, photography and everything else that artists from the Hocking Hills region create. Leisurely take a hike or simply meander around the gardens and enjoy the sites and sounds that make Lilyfest beautiful. Stop by the butterfly enclosure and observe every stage of the species’ remarkable life cycle, sit on a bench in the Japanese garden, watch artists carve wood creations, hear musical acts perform, purchase native and exotic plants and colorful artwork, attend workshops about the environment, have gardening questions answered by master gardeners or naturalists, and eat scrumptious, meltin your-mouth food. Musicians will perform Appalachian-style music on two stages. A schedule of performers is available at www.lilyfest.com. The gardens are located at 13200 Little Cola Road in Rockbridge, Ohio.
Fire Station Dedication & Open House – Licking Township Fire Company, Jacksontown. Check out the Licking Township Fire Company’s brand new fire station from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 14. The dedication ceremony begins at 1 p.m. The Open House follows at 1:45 to 5:00 p.m. with fire station tours, fire prevention demonstrations, free blood pressure checks and fire truck photos. Fun for the kids with Sparky the Fire Dog, face painting, music and refreshments. Rain or shine. Free with plenty of parking behind Jacksontown United Methodist Church.
The Original Super Chevy Show – National Trail Raceway, Hebron. The 32nd Annual Super Chevy Show is back and bigger than ever July 27 – 28. This series is the premier destination for all things Chevrolet, featuring multiple classes of drag racing with cash prizes, a swap meet where auto enthusiasts can find that elusive part they’ve been missing, a Chevrolet-focused performance marketplace, and the largest collection of Chevrolet vehicles in one place from classics to modern, all looking to take home the Best in Class award and a coveted Super Chevy Show jacket. This exciting event is returning to National Trail Raceway for the third year in a row, with several ways to enjoy the show, including drag racing, entering a vehicle in the professionally judged car show, displaying a vehicle without being judged, or simply taking in the excitement as a spectator. From Friday’s open test ’n’ tune to the weekend show, there’s something for every auto enthusiast to experience at these events. For complete details on pricing, event schedule, special features, and more visit www.superchevy.com/show.
Music on the Front Porch – Thornville Library. The Perry County District Library free summer concert series continues at 6 p.m. on Fridays with 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 24: Brass Tracks (60s – 80s R&B). A high energy eightpiece 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 heartwarning 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.
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
The Bellwether Music Festival Renaissance Park, Waynesville, OH. The Bellwether Music Festival is a two-day, two-stage alternative music festival with available camping August 10-11, at Renaissance Park in southwestern Ohio, just outside of Waynesville. The festival will feature music by sixteen acts on two stages including MGMT, The Flaming Lips, Echo & The Bunnymen, Local Natives, Dr. Dog, The Psychedelic Furs, Whitney, Japanese Breakfast, Allah-Las, Bob Schneider (with band), Erika Wennerstrom, Alex Lahey, Dawg Yawp, Speaking Suns, The Cordial Sins and Carriers. None of the performances will overlap, so attendees can see each set in full! Music starts daily at 2 p.m. and ends by 11 p.m. Tickets are on sale now at www.bellwetherfest.com. Two-day tickets are $94 with in & out privileges, single day are $55 and camping starts at $120.
Lost Lands Festival – Legend Valley, Thornville. Lost Lands returns for its second year September 14 – 16, featuring 1,000,000 watts of bass, two full-size main stages and three times 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 http:// www.lostlandsfestival.com/
“I Hate Hamlet” – Weathervane Playhouse, Newark. “I Hate Hamlet ” runs Thursday, June 21; Friday, June 22; Saturday, June 23; Wednesday, June 27; Thursday, June 28; Friday, June 29; and Saturday, June 30, at 7:30 p.m.; and Saturday, June 23, at 2 p.m. “I Hate Hamlet,” a comedy by Paul Rudnick, centers around a young actor named Andrew Rally who has earned fame and fortune on a television show. Now, Andrew is given the chance to return to New York to play the role of Hamlet on stage in the prestigious Shakespeare in Central Park Festival. To add to his insecurities, Andrew’s realtor has rented him an apartment once inhabited by John Barrymore, who many consider to have given one of the greatest performances of Hamlet in the twentieth century. A séance brings the ghost of John Barrymore back to the apartment where he once lived. Barrymore offers guidance to the young actor, who has to decide between the easy money that he could make on a new television series and the confidence to be gained by facing the world’s most difficult acting challenge. Ticket rates are $37 for adults, $35 for senior citizens, $26 for students with ID and $15 for children (12 and younger) and are available online or at the box office. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.weathervaneplayhouse.org or call 740-366-4616. Weathervane Playhouse is Ohio’s longest running professional summer stock theatre.and is located at 100 Price Road in Newark, 43055.