The Weekend Is Almost Here… YEAH!

It’s the weekend and we want to get out and do something!  What are you doing this weekend? Need some suggestions?  Well here you go!

The Lancaster Festival – Grand Finale feature featuring Blues Traveler August 1st lancaster_festival_03

The Lancaster Festival is going on until Saturday August 1st and offers a variety of entertainment opportunities with the Grand Finale with BLUES TRAVELER and the Lancaster Festival Orchestra.  It will be a night to remember with one of the most accomplished live acts or our time.  Blues Traveler has 4 GOLD albums, 3 PLATINUM and one 6-­‐TIMES PLATINUM! Sold more than 10 MILIION combined units worldwide. Have performed at OVER 2,000 live shows in front of more than 30 MILLION people. “Run-Around,” had the longest-charting radio single in Billboard history, which earned them a Grammy® for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals. A television favorite, they have been featured on Saturday Night Live, Austin City Limits, VH1’s Behind the Music and they hold the record for the most appearances of any artist on The Late Show with David Letterman.


 

Rhythm on the River presents THE SPIKEDRIVERS  July 31 @ 7:30 pm| Freerythmonriver

Bicentennial Park, 233 Civic Center Drive, Columbus, OH 43215

In 2003 a new sound sprang up in the Rust Belt; a raucous, down-and-dirty sound, an intoxicating and gritty sound that pulled people in droves to dance floors across the Midwest. It was the sound of The Spikedrivers playing their unique blend of swinging, bluesy, upbeat, country-fried rock ‘n’ roll. Front man Jesse Henry’s unique and down-home song writing meets the electrified ruckus and wild precision of the backing band similar to what might have been if Louis Prima had led The Band. After performing for over a decade, The Spikedrivers have firmly established themselves as an Americana cult favorite with the unique ability to grab hold of an audience and turn them instantly to avid fans.


 

Picnic with the Pops – Ft. The Ohio State University Marching Band Friday July 31st and commonsSaturday August 1st

8:00 pm – 10:00 pm – Columbus Commons Downtown

Don’t miss this year’s terrific lineup of acclaimed artists and the renowned Columbus Symphony Orchestra! This season will host amazing performances. Gates open at 6 p.m., and concerts start at 8 p.m.

Friday & Saturday, July 31 & August 1
Featuring The Ohio State University Marching Band


 

PICKERINGTON VIOLET FESTIVAL  vf

Dates: July 29 – August 1, 2015
Location: Pickerington Toll Gate Middle and Elementary Schools
Hours: Wednesday-Thursday 5-11 p.m., Friday 5 p.m.-12 a.m., Saturday 8 a.m.- 12 a.m.
Admission: Free
Address:12089 Toll Gate Rd. NWPickerington, 43147
www.violetfestival.org/

Celebrate Pickerington’s heritage and the violets that blanket the area each spring. See the parade, listen to music, enjoy rides and more.

Friday Night Headliner is LOCASH and Saturday’s Headliner is KANSAS!


 

The Weekend, It’s Almost Here. Be Prepared!

Weekend Wednesday at Buckeye Honda

Weekend Wednesday at Buckeye HondaWe can see the Weekend coming and we are getting excited… but what are we going to do?  Here is a list of things to help us make a decision!  Let’s Go WEEKEND!!


Saturday Cinema in Downtown Lancaster – Paddington – June 13th @ 9pm paddington

Enjoy a free, family-friendly movie in Downtown Lancaster.
Movies begin at dusk at the Bandstand (Broad & Main Street).

Free children’s activities one hour before the movie begins.

FREE OUTDOOR MOVIE

• Downtown Lancaster Bandstand
• Movie begins at dusk
• Bring blankets, chairs & snacks
• Snack concessions available
• Call 740-277-6607

 


FREE COLUMBUS COMMONS BLUES NIGHT CONCERT –  Saturday June 13th

Dates: June 13, 2015 timthumb
Location: Columbus Commons
Hours: Saturday 7-10 p.m.
Address:160 S. High StreetColumbus, 43215
614-416-7100

Columbus Commons is proud to partner with Sean Carney’s Blues for a Cure to offer a great night of blues music featuring the Sean Carney Band. There will be concessions and food trucks on site.  Come out for a memorable night of great entertainment!


 

COLUMBUS ARTS FESTIVAL | JUNE 12–14

WHEN:artsfest
Friday, June 12, 11:00 a.m.–10:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 13, 11:00 a.m.–10:30 p.m.
Sunday, June 14, 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

WHERE:
The Scioto Mile

As the festival season kicks off, make sure the 2015 Columbus Arts Festival is on the top of your list. The Scioto Mile will be filled with art enthusiasts from all over the country as artists display their work along the Riverfront. In addition to artwork, the festival is filled with all types of art—music, dance, food, and even a new “selfie station” where you are encouraged to share your pictures with #artfan. Stop by one of the six stages at the festival, grab a bite to eat, or roam from vendor to vendor; either way you are sure to enjoy a weekend filled with art and culture.


 

New Moon Glow Float

2015 Dates: June 13, July 18, August 15, September 12, October 17foxhicking

Paddle your canoe from sunset to darkness, lit only by the glimmering phosphorescent light of glow sticks reflecting  on the water. Your trip ends at the livery with a roaring bonfire and lively music meant for listening and dancing. Reservations highly recommended. One glow stick provided. Be sure to bring your glowing bling.

  • Glowing Canoe Ride
  • Roaring Bonfire
  • Bluegrass Music

Call 740-385-0523 or email info@hockingriver.com to make reservations or for more information.
Meet at the livery at 7:00 pm.


 

COLUMBUS CREW SC VS. LOS ANGELES

Dates: June 13, 2015 Nordecke crowd
Location: MAPFRE Stadium
Hours: Saturday 7:30 p.m.

For the second straight season, there will only be one regular season matchup between the two clubs. Come Saturday, the Black & Gold will be looking to replicate last year’s box score. Columbus came away with a 4-1 victory and a seemingly new dose of momentum, going on to win seven of their next 10 matches, and securing the third seed in the Eastern Conference Playoffs.

Kick-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 13 at MAPFRE Stadium. Get your tickets here while they’re still available.

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So majestic and beautiful… The Weekend Is Coming!

Weekend Wednesday at Buckeye Honda

Weekend Wednesday at Buckeye HondaIt’s Wednesday and we can already see the weekend from here.  Let’s get out and enjoy the weekend and have some fun!  Share with us your pictures of what you do this weekend!


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Downtown Lancaster Winter Carnival – Saturday December 6th

Visit with Santa at his new house on Main Street, craft market, beautifully decorated Christmas trees, participate in the 90.9 cookie bake-off, and fun activities such as cookie decorating, ornament making, and children’s crafts (most of which are free). The Lancaster Holiday Handmade Market will be going on all weekend at The Lodge In Lancaster, LLC. Don’t forget to look for the elf hiding in participating business. Be sure to stamp your passport each time you find an elf and you will be eligible for our drawing! Enjoy the Tour of Trees in the Chamber of Commerce office, 18 artificial trees are decorated by businesses, organizations and groups and then donated to a family in need of holiday cheer. Trees are also located in participating downtown businesses. Hundreds will join us for a great day Downtown, and we hope you will be one of them!

Bring the whole family and experience the holidays in Downtown Lancaster, Saturday, December 6th, Noon-4pm.


 

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Downtown Lancaster Annual Tree Lighting – Saturday December 6th

Join Destination Downtown Lancaster and the Lancaster Parks and Recreation Department for the official Downtown Lancaster Tree Lighting Ceremony on Saturday, December 6th. Enjoy a performance by the Singing Gales of Lancaster, visit with Santa, free cookies and hot chocolate, and help countdown and light up the community Christmas tree. This is a family friendly and free event. Music begins at 5:45pm and the ceremony begins at 6pm.

Downtown Lancaster during the holidays has something for everyone. We invite you to be a part of our great traditions, and to start your own! Downtown Lancaster for the holidays…Yule Love It!

 


Hocking Valley Santa Train

Time: 11:00 am, 2:00 pm, 6:00 pm
Location: 33 West Canal Street, Nelsonville, Ohio
Phone: 1-800-967-7834hvtrain
Nov 29-30 Dec 07, 13-14, 20-21, 2014

Make this year’s holiday memorable with a ride on Santa’s Special Train and the Hocking Valley Scenic Railway! On-board you’ll enjoy Christmas poems and festive music. Santa Claus boards the train and visits with each child as the train traverses the countryside.  There’s also a special treat from Mrs. Santa for each child.

Train dates: Every Saturday and Sunday for four weeks starting in December. Trains depart on Saturdays at 11am, 2pm and 6pm. Trains depart on Sunday at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm.

A fun and memorable time for the entire family, the Santa train is a great way to enjoy Southeastern Ohio during the Christmas season. Find out more by visiting the Hocking Valley Scenic Railway web site or by calling 1-800-967-7834.


 

Grand Illumination Ceremony – Friday December 5

Dates: December 5, 2014
Location: Bicentennial Park/Downtowngrandill
Hours: Friday 5-11 p.m.
Admission: Free
Address:233 Civic Center Dr.Columbus, 43215

Mayor Michael B. Coleman invites you to celebrate the holiday season and Grand Illumination of Bicentennial Park and the Scioto Mile. Enjoy traditional carols, a custom light show choreographed to seasonal music, and a special appearance by Santa! In the spirit of giving, support the Empty Bowls project by purchasing a piece of handcrafted pottery and receive a bowl of hearty chicken and dumpling soup compliments of Milestone 229.

 

So did you here? The WEEKEND is coming!

Weekend Wednesday at Buckeye Honda

Weekend Wednesday at Buckeye HondaHere comes the weekend, get out and enjoy it.  We love being part of a great community and every Wednesday we like to share some upcoming events with you, so you can get out and enjoy the wonderfulness that is THE WEEKEND!


 holiday_parade-2014Lancaster Holiday Parade – Saturday Nov. 22 10 am – 1 pm

Downtown Lancaster

Enjoy the timeless tradition of the Holiday Festival Parade.
Thousands of people line the streets to see; decorative floats, animals, tractors, live music, entertainers, Santa and much more.

Parade route begins at the Fairfield County Fairgrounds
heading south on Columbus Street. Route turns east onto Main Street through Downtown. Parade goes north on Broad Street, returning to the Fairgrounds.

The parade lasts approximately 2 hours.


 

16TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY LIGHTING CEREMONY – Friday Nov 21 6 PM

Dates: November 21, 2014 eastonlighting
Location: Easton Town Center
Hours: Friday 6-7 p.m.
Address:160 Easton Town CenterColumbus, 43219

Join us Friday, November 21, for our 16th Annual Holiday Lighting Ceremony. Help us celebrate the simple and unexpected joys of Christmas with entertainment that will involve, engage and surprise. Watch children’s eyes sparkle as Santa arrives, along with a special guest, to illuminate Easton’s 50-ft Christmas tree and a breathtaking display of lights! Cap the evening’s festivities with a visit to Easton Station for photos with Santa, along with extra surprises along the way. It’s the perfect way to celebrate the season, and it’s only at Easton!.


 

logo-fpcFAMILY FUN: THANKFUL TREE – Saturday Nov 22

Location: Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Hours: Saturday 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Make a Thankful Tree craft, perfect for your Thanksgiving table décor. At 2pm, enjoy a concert by The Pinta Columbus Children’s Choir.


 

zoolightsWILDLIGHTS AT THE COLUMBUS ZOO AND AQUARIUM

Dates: November 17, 2014 – January 4, 2015
Location: Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
Hours: Monday-Thursday 5-9 p.m. Friday-Saturday 5-10 p.m.

View the Columbus Zoo in a new light during Wildlights, a spectacular celebration of winter. Brighten your holiday season with more than three million twinkling lights, activities for children, Santa Claus and a variety of festive activities for the family

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The Weekend Will Be Here Before You Know It – Enjoy

Weekend Wednesday at Buckeye HondaHere comes the weekend, get out and enjoy it.  We love being part of a great community and every Wednesday we like to share some upcoming events with you, so you can get out and enjoy the wonderfulness that is THE WEEKEND!

Bed, Bath and Boudoir Glass Exhibition

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124 W. Main St., Lancaster, Ohio 43130

This is a collection of DeVilbiss perfumers, produced and marketed between 1924 and 1932 in Toledo. Two local collectors have brought in over 200 selections of tumble-ups. A few of the Avon pressed glass items have come out of the archives. Other contributors have loaned some of their collections of antique glass pieces that were often found around the bedrooms and boudoirs in the past. Visiting glass artist, Jim Lehnert, has brought in several selections of his hand blown glass perfume bottles. The exhibition “Bed, Bath and Boudoir” will be in place through March 1. The museum is open 1:00 to 4:00 Tuesday through Sunday. The museum is closed on Sundays in November through February as well as Mondays and holidays.


 

Empty Bowls Chili Cook Off – Friday, Nov. 711:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

 

Reflections Retirement Communityemptybowl

2750 W. Fair Ave., Lancaster, OH 43130

This event will feature the following guest judges The Honorable David S. Smith, Mayor, Fire Chief David Ward, Travis Markwood, Lancaster chamber president, Sheriff Dave Phalen and Temple Montanez from Art & Clay on Main. This event benefits the Lancaster Salvation Army Food Pantry.

Registration: Please contact Reflections Retirement for tickets. =  740-653-1423


Saturday In The Park – Saturday, Nov. 810:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m

Alley Park – Lancaster Parks and Recreation

2805 Old Logan Road SE, Lancaster, OH 43130Goslin Nature Center – Lower Level

Ticket Pricing: The cost is $4 for each child or $10 for a family.

 Families with children three-years-old and up are invited to join an outdoor educator for a special program on squirrels. This event will include a lesson, game, craft, and even a hike around the Nature Center Going Squirrelly

DOWNTOWN LIVE – Friday, November 7, 2014firstlive

Downtown LIVE! is a new event this year as Destination Downtown Lancaster works with downtown businesses to coordinate special events in the businesses the first Friday of each month.
Different businesses (including restaurants, shops and museums) will choose to participate during different months and have different offerings such as live music, discounts, exhibit openings, along with a variety of entertainment options. This is your opportunity to take advantage of the best that Downtown has to offer on one great night.
For A Complete Listing Of Businesses and Events visit the website at http://www.destinationdowntownlancaster.com/downtown-live.html

CLOAK & DAGGER’S SPYBALLS: DEATH OF A SECRET AGENT

Dates: October 11 – November 14, 2014 cloak
Location: Shanes Dinner Theater
Hours: Friday-Saturday 7-10 p.m.
Admission: $49.17 – $68.12
Address:447 E. Livingston Ave.Columbus, 43215
614-842-2583 www.cloakdagger.com
Spyballs:Death of a Secret Agent is an original Cloak & Dagger musical murder mystery. You are a guest at the 50th annual Spy Ball. Secret gadgets, double agents and an evil master plan? If it sounds dangerous it’s because it is! Help Agent 000113 solve the crime and save the world!

 

Warning: The Weekend Is Coming Oct 23-26

Weekend Wednesday at Buckeye HondaWe can see the Weekend coming and we are getting excited… but what are we going to do?  Here is a list of things to help us make a decision!  Let’s Go WEEKEND!!


 COSI COSTUME FUN & RUNcosi

Dates: October 25, 2014
Location: COSI Columbus
Hours: Saturday 8 a.m.-noon
Admission: $25-$45
The COSI Costume Fun & Run featuring a 5K race and one mile family fun walk, all with a COSI twist. All participants will receive an event t-shirt, food and beverages at the finish line celebration, and a general admission pass to COSI for our Spooktacular Celebration. Funds raised from this year’s COSI Costume Fun & Run will help support the opening of COSI’s Planetarium.


COSI’S SPOOKTACULAR CELEBRATION

Dates: October 25, 2014
Location: COSI Columbus
Hours: Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Admission: $12.95-$17.95

Ghosts, witches, super heroes, princesses and everyone in between are invited to roam and explore COSI for a day of tricks and treats! Visit different stations throughout COSI to see if they hold a science trick or a tasty treat! Free with COSI admission or Membership.


HALLOWEEN AND FALL FAMILY FUN FESTIVAL

ates: October 25, 2014 halloween2
Location: Deerassic Park Education Center
Hours: Saturday noon-5 p.m.
Address:14250 Cadiz Road and US 22Cambridge, 43725

Halloween and fall themed outdoor family activities during the day. Enjoy food, storytelling, games, kid?s crafts and more. Featured art and craft vendors will be displaying and selling their merchandise. Evening children?s events include costume judging and our community supported Trail of Treats in The Enchanted Forest.


HIGHBALLHighBall-Lockup

Dates: October 24-25, 2014
Location: Short North Arts District
Hours: Friday 5-11:45 p.m. Saturday 5 p.m.-1 a.m.
Admission: $5

www.highballcolumbus.org

HighBall has become one of the most talked about fashion events in the Midwest. The festivities take place directly on High Street in the blocks connecting the famed Short North Arts District to the Arena District and Downtown Columbus.  Billed as “the nation’s fiercest costume party,” Columbus’ HighBall attracts thousands of awesomely attired partiers to the city’s Short North district for two nights, Friday and Saturday, October 24 and 25. Among the activities: a Costume Couture Fashion Show, a Public Costume Contest, HighBall Runway Run (a costumed 5K) and a 1980s-themed tribute concert.


 

Halloween On The Hocking halloweenonthehocking1

Corn Mazes can be scary but nothing compares to the thrill of Halloween on the Hocking. Enjoy a 3/4 mile canoe trip before you embark on a terrifying ride through the haunted campground. For those lucky enough to survive the tour will hear the horrifying Native American ghost story of what Halloween is really about.The fun starts at 6 p.m. on three Saturdays this month, October 11, 18 and 25. Price is $45 per canoe, which holds two adults and two children. The evening kicks off at the Hocking Hills Family Fun Center in Rockbridge. Reservations are required: hockinghillscanoeing.com or 1-800-686-0386.

 

Let’s Go Weekend, Let’s GO! Oct 16th – 19th.

It’s Wednesday and we can already see the weekend from here.  Let’s get out and enjoy the weekend and have some fun!  Share with us your pictures of what you do this weekend!

CIRCLEVILLE PUMPKIN SHOW pumpkin

Dates: October 15-18, 2014
Location: Downtown Circleville
Hours: Tuesday 5-10 p.m. Wednesday 9-11 p.m. Thursday-Saturday 10 a.m.-11 p.m.
Admission: Free

Nothing symbolizes the arrival of autumn more than giant pumpkins. If you’re looking for pumpkins with a flair of homespun Americana, there’s no better place to go than to one of the nation’s largest pumpkin festivals. Visitors from all 50 states and many foreign countries come to see giant pumpkins, parades, entertainment, contests and sample pumpkin-flavored delicacies. Reportedly Ohio’s oldest and largest festival, this show has been called “The Greatest Free Show on Earth.” The Circleville Pumpkin Show kicks off with area pumpkin growers vying for the coveted Giant Pumpkin Trophy. Pumpkin fans hope this year’s winning pumpkin will break a record yet again. Bakers at Lindsey’s Bakery in Circleville will continue their 59-year tradition of making one of the world’s largest pumpkin pies during the Pumpkin Show.


 

FAMILY FUN: GOING BATTY logo-fpc

Dates: October 18, 2014
Location: Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Hours: Saturday 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Admission: $6-$12

Going Batty! Create a bat craft. Test your bat IQ during Ohio Nature Education presentation Bats: Shadows of the Night.


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Dates: Friday October 17th and 24th
Location: Geneva Hills
Hours: 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Admission: $3 Donation is suggested per person

Activities will include hayrides, hikes, field games, crafts, pumpkin painting and carving, campfire, fellowship and more. Large groups are welcome, call ahead for groups of 15 or more.


 

Lancaster Farmers Market

Lancaster Farmers’ Market

Every Saturday May 3rd Through October 25thLancaster Farmers Market
8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Government Services Parking Lot
239 W. Main St.


 

Family Fun: Grossology 101

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 19, 11AM & 2PMlogo-fpc
Ohio Nature Education presents Grossology 101. Explore the stranger side of wildlife behavior that is… well…just plain gross. Recommended for ages 7+
Location: Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens