Weekend Wednesday: What’s Going On This Weekend?

It is Wednesday May 15th and that means time to talk about a couple of weekend events that might be of interest to you – We call it Weekend Wednesday!

Lancaster Farmers Market

Fresh, Local, Handmade… What Could be Better?

What better way to start your weekend than to getting out Saturday morning and visiting the Lancaster Farmers Market.  The Market is open from 8am until 12pm on Saturday.  The Market is located in the Fairfield Job and Family Services parking lot (on the corner of Wheeling and Memorial Drive) MAP

Fresh, Local and Handmade. Support your local farmer by buying fresh, local produce and goods. Every Saturday, 8am-noon through October 26.Lancaster Farmers Market After visiting the Farmers Market enjoy a walk through Historic Downtown Lancaster. Over 20 restaurants and shops within 2 blocks! Make it a local day in Downtown Lancaster!

For more information you can visit their website at lancasterfarmersmarket.org.


Become One With Nature…

The Dawes Arboretum, located just outside of Newark Ohio in Jacksontown, always offers a great family friendly experience with over 1800 acres of beautiful grounds to explore and enjoy.  The Arboretum hosts events and educational programs throughout the year and is dedicated to staying true to the mission of “increasing the love and knowledge of trees, history and the natural world.”

This weekend The Dawes Arboretum will be hosting two events on Saturday May 18th.   The first event is the Plant Sale and Garden Fair and the Second is the Opening of StoryTrail.

The Plant Sale and Garden Fair starts at 9am and runs through 3pm.  The Arboretum showcases some of their favorite woody varieties which have been researched on their own grounds. Merchants and professionals offer wares and services in all areas of gardening, landscaping and home décor.  You can choose from an assortment of annuals, perennials, herbs and vegetables.  The Dawes Arboretum plant experts are always on hand to help you choose the best plants for your outdoor spaces.  Wagons are available to transport your treasures. Lunch is available for purchase.  Proceeds from the sale benefit The Arboretum’s collection and grounds. Admission is Free. For more information about the Plant Sale and Garden Fair go here.

The Opening of StoryTrail will begin at 10am and conclude at Noon.  Come and discover a trail especially intended for children where reading bravestcovertinycomes alive. This collaboration with the Licking County Library continues on opening day, Saturday, May 18, from 10am – noon with the Bookmobile and activities for the whole family.  Shutta Crum, author of the featured book, will be on site to walk the trail with the kids!  Come prepared to walk, skip, run and explore while enjoying a beloved children’s story on a specially-designed, family-friendly trail.

 This year’s trail features the story The Bravest of the Brave by Shutta Crum.  Children are entertained by the catchy rhymes and a surprise ending in this story of a courageous skunk on his way home through the woods at night.  Bring your whole family to celebrate the day at The Dawes Arboretum! For more information about the StoryTrail click here.
If you cannot make it to one of the events just take a stroll and explore one of the many areas that The Arboretum has to offer from Glacier Ridge to the The Japanese Garden or Cypress Swamp to the Woodlands.  The Dawes Arboretum is fantastic place to relax, learn and enjoy.  For directions click here.

Support The Lancaster Festival
The Cameo League is hosting “Tapas and Talk” at 118 W Wheeling Street in Lancaster on Saturday May 18th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm @ $65 per person.
Experience the ambiance of this historic home owned by Martin Taylor, stroll in the garden and enjoy delectable appetizers with your favorite beverage while supporting the Lancaster Festival. Join us for an entertaining spring evening on “Wheeling Hill.”
The serving of tapas is designed to encourage conversation because people are not so focused upon eating an entire meal that is set before them. Also, it is customary for diners to stand and move about while eating tapas.

118 Wheeling HIll was constructed in 1829 with exquisite hand-carved woodwork. The House is located within the original Zane’s Square 13 land grant and is listed as a “Historic Landmark” by The National Register of Historic Places. Former residents of the House included Malcolm Forbes, former publisher of Forbes magazine, who resided in the Carriage House during his tenure at The Fairfield Times in the 1940’s. Early occupants of Lancaster Festivalthe House were neighbors to Thomas Ewing and the Charles Sherman family, which included William Tecumseh Sherman, Civil War General. In the 1970’s, Anchor Hocking acquired the House for use as a formal meeting and guest facility.

For reservations contact Bridget Kuhn at bridgekuhn8@yahoo.com or directly to Mrs. Kuhn at 1119 E Fair Ave, Lancaster.  Hurry, time is running out.

July 18-27   29th Annual Lancaster Festival  

 Smart Casual Attire – All proceeds benefit the 2013 Lancaster Festival

Take Me Out To The Ball Game…. w/ Party At The Park

clippersThe Columbus Clippers will be hosting the Scranton Wilkes-Barre RailRiders on Saturday night starting at 7:05 at Huntington Park in the Arena District of Downtown Columbus.  Every Friday and Saturday home game will feature Party-At-The-Park with live music in the right field plaza as soon as the gates open… up to the first pitch.  This Saturday Third Degree Sideburn will be playing

Tickets start at $6.00 ($8.75 after $2.75 processing fee) with The First 3,000 fans will receive a Clippers “Camo” baseball cap.camoclippershat

The Clippers are the Triple-A minor league affiliate of the Cleveland Indians and the RailRiders are the Triple-A affiliate for The New York Yankees.


Third Degree Sideburn is a Rockabilly band based in Columbus Ohio and will be sure to have you dancing and grooving before the game.




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