Here's a look at what's happening around town throughout July.

THEATER

Abbey Theater of Dublin-Coffman Park Amphitheatre, 5200 Emerald Pkwy, 410-4550. That 70's Cindy, 7/6 thru 10 at 1:30 pm. Adm free.

Actors Theatre-Schiller Park, 1069 Jaeger St, 444-6888. The Tempest, 7/2 thru 8/2, Thu-Sun at 8 pm. Adm free.

Broadway Across America-Columbus-Ohio Theatre, 39 E State St, 431-3600. Mamma Mia!, 7/7 thru 12, Tue-Fri at 8 pm, Sat at 2 & 8 pm & Sun at 1 & 6:30 pm. Tickets $22.50-$69.50.

Center Stage Players-Axis Nightclub & Theatre, 775 N High St, 306-0447. Sweet Charity, 7/31 thru 8/9, Fri-Sat at 8 pm & Sun at 4 pm. Tickets $15.

Curtain Players-5691 Harlem Rd, Galena, 360-1000. Playwrights Festival 2009, 7/9 thru 25, Sat-Sun at 7:30 pm. Tickets $7; three evenings $18. Call for schedule.

Echoes in Time Theatre-Ohio Historical Center, 1982 Velma Ave, 297-2300. For Cause & Comrades, 7/2, 9, 16, 23 & 30, Thu at 7 & 8 pm. Tickets $8, seniors $7, children 6-12 $4, children 5 & under & members free.

Hilliard Community Theater-Hilliard Davidson High School Performing Arts Center, 3800 Veterans Memorial Dr, 527-4407. Big River, 7/10 thru 12, Fri-Sat at 8 pm & Sun at 3 pm. Tickets $15, seniors & students $12.

Mayhem & Mystery-Spaghetti Warehouse, 397 W Broad St, 464-0143. Romano's Revenge, 7/7 thru 9/1, Tue at 7 pm. Tickets $23.95 for dinner & show.

Otterbein Summer Theatre-Campus Center Theatre, 100 W Home St, 823-1109. Don't Talk to the Actors, 7/9 thru 11, Thu at 7:30 pm, Fri-Sat at 8 pm & Sun at 2 pm; tickets $22; Altar Boyz, 7/16 thru 19, 7/23 thru 26 & 7/29 thru 8/1, Thu-Sat at 8 pm (opening night at 7:30 pm) & Sun at 2 pm; tickets $27.

Shadowbox-164 Easton Town Center, 416-7625. Cabaret-style shows with actors serving food and drinks between acts. Best of Shadowbox 2009, thru 8/29, Thu at 7:30 pm, Fri & Sat at 7:30 & 10:30 pm; tickets $30, seniors & students $20; The Lunchbox, a showcase of past productions, every Fri at noon; tickets $10, seniors & students $5.

Weathervane Playhouse-Newark Theater, 100 Price Rd, Newark, (740) 366-4616. Into the Woods, 7/2 thru 4 & 7/8 thru 11, Tue-Fri at 8 pm & Sat at 7 pm; Cheaper by the Dozen, 7/16 thru 18 & 7/22 thru 25, Wed-Sat at 8 pm; The Secret Garden, 7/30 & 31, Wed-Sat at 8 pm. Tickets for each show $15-$23.

CONCERTS

Wednesday, July 1

Gringo Star & Buffalo Killers-7 pm, The Basement, 391 Neil Ave, 461-5483. Tickets $12 & advance $10.

Thursday, July 2

Nico Vega-7 pm, The Basement, 391 Neil Ave, 461-5483. Tickets $12 & advance $10.

Saturday, July 4

Central Ohio Symphony-8 pm, Phillips Glen, 61 S Sandusky St, (740) 362-1799. Tickets $3 & lawn free.

Patriotic Pops-Columbus Symphony's Picnic with the Pops series, featuring the symphony & fireworks, 8:15 pm, lawn at Chemical Abstracts, 2540 Olentangy River Rd, 228-8600. Tickets $22 & children $15; advance $20 & children $13.

Sunday, July 5

Black Crowes and Bob Weir & RatDog-with Jackie Green, 4:30 pm, Lifestyle Communities Pavilion, 405 Neil Ave, 461-5483. Tickets $31 & advance $29.50.

Brass Band of Columbus-7 pm, Scioto Park, 7377 Riverside Dr, 889-7444. Adm free.

Chapel Brass Band-7 pm, Village Green, Worthington, 436-2743. Adm free.

Tuesday, July 7

High Street Stompers-Music on the Lawn, 7:30 pm, Grandview Heights Public Library, 1685 W First Ave, 486-2951. Adm free.

Wednesday, July 8

Jive Pilots-7 pm, Village Green, Worthington, 436-2743. Adm free.

Zappa Plays Zappa-7pm, Lifestyle Communities Pavilion, 405 Neil Ave, 461-5483. Tickets $35 & lawn $15.

Thursday, July 9

Shaun Booker & Proof-King Arts Complex's Heritage Concert Series, 6:30-9:30 pm, Mayme Moore Park, 240 Martin Luther King Blvd, 645-5464. Adm free.

Friday, July 10

Bobaflex-with Rootbound, 7 pm, Newport Music Hall, 1722 N High St, 461-5483. Tickets $17 & advance $13.

"George Goes Jungle"-Columbus Symphony's Popcorn with the Pops, 8 pm, 2540 Olentangy River Rd, 228-8600. Tickets $22 & children $15; advance $20 & children $13.

Lennon Sisters-1 pm, Aladdin Shrine Center, 3850 Stelzer Rd, (800) 482-3531. Tickets $42.75-$49.

Saturday, July 11

Collective Soul & Gavin DeGraw-with Green River Ordinance, 6:30 pm, Lifestyle Communities Pavilion, 405 Neil Ave, 461-5483. Tickets $30 & advance $25.

Oak Ridge Boys-Columbus Symphony's Picnic with the Pops series, 8:15 pm, lawn at Chemical Abstracts, 2540 Olentangy River Rd, 228-8600. Tickets $22 & children $15; advance $20 & children $13.

Sunday, July 12

Arnett Howard-Sundays at Scioto, 7 pm, Scioto Park, 7377 Riverside Dr, 889-7444. Adm free.

Half Way Home-7 pm, Village Green, Worthington, 436-2743. Adm free.

Tuesday, July 14

Billy Joel & Elton John-7:30 pm, Nationwide Arena, 200 W Nationwide Blvd, 431-3600. Tickets $53.50-$179.

Willie Pooch-Music on the Lawn, 7:30 pm, Grandview Heights Public Library, 1685 W First Ave, 486-2951. Adm free.

Wednesday, July 15

Jay Brannan-7 pm, The Basement, 391 Neil Ave, 461-5483. Tickets $12.

Matisyahu-with Dub Trio, 7 pm, Newport Music Hall, 1722 N High St, 461-5483. Tickets $23 & advance $21.

Thursday, July 16

Next Level-King Arts Complex's Heritage Concert Series, 6:30-9:30 pm, Mayme Moore Park, 240 Martin Luther King Blvd, 645-5464. Adm free.

Friday, July 17

Billy Squier-6:30 pm, Lifestyle Communities Pavilion, 405 Neil Ave, 461-5483. Tickets $22, advance $20 & lawn $10.

COSI Science Spot-Summer Fridays at the Statehouse, noon-1 pm, 77 S High St, 752-9777. Adm free.

"Remarkable Farkable"-Columbus Symphony's Popcorn with the Pops, 8 pm, 2540 Olentangy River Rd, 228-8600. Tickets $22 & children $15; advance $20 & children $13.

Taylor Swift-with Kellie Pickler & Gloriana, 7:30 pm, Schottenstein Center, 555 Borror Dr, 431-3600. Tickets $23-$52.50.

Saturday, July 18

Aaron Neville & Quintet-featuring Charles Neville, Columbus Symphony's Picnic with the Pops series, 8:15 pm, lawn at Chemical Abstracts, 2540 Olentangy River Rd, 228-8600. Tickets $22 & children $15; advance $20 & children $13.

M83-9 pm, Wexner Center, Performance Space, 1871 N High St, 292-3535. Tickets $16.

Now or Never-featuring Big Daddy Weave, Sonicflood, J Moss & more, 7:30 pm, Value City Arena, 555 Borror Dr, (800) 273-6201. Tickets $10.

Peter Frampton-3 pm, Lifestyle Communities Pavilion, 405 Neil Ave, 461-5483. Tickets $20 & advance $18.

Sunday, July 19

The Bearded-Sundays at Scioto, 7 pm, Scioto Park, 7377 Riverside Dr, 889-7444. Adm free.

Jim Masters Group-7 pm, Village Green, Worthington, 436-2743. Adm free.

Party on the Plaza-picnic & concert by the All People Band, 6 pm, 946 Parsons Ave, 732-4666. Adm free.

Tuesday, July 21

Grassahol-Music on the Lawn, 7:30 pm, Grandview Heights Public Library lawn, 1685 W First Ave, 486-2951. Adm free.

Wednesday, July 22

Chimaira-with Winds of Plague, Born of Osiris & The World We Knew, 6 pm, Newport Music Hall, 1722 N High St, 461-5483. Tickets $17 & advance $15.

Thursday, July 23

Fo Mo Deep-King Arts Complex's Heritage Concert Series, 6:30-9:30 pm, Mayme Moore Park, 240 Martin Luther King Blvd, 645-5464. Adm free.

Friday, July 24

Jazz Party-Jazzoo Series, with the Columbus Jazz Orchestra, featuring Shawn "Thunder" Wallace, Chris Howes & Lisa Webster, 8 pm, Rivers Edge Pavilion, Columbus Zoo & Aquarium, 4850 W Powell Rd, 294-5200. Tickets $30, advance $27 & students $15; concert series $89 & advance $79.

Opera Columbus-Summer Fridays at the Statehouse, noon-1 pm, 77 S High St, 752-9777. Adm free. "Symphonic Stew"-Columbus Symphony's Popcorn with the Pops, 8 pm, lawn at Chemical Abstracts, 2540 Olentangy River Rd, 228-8600. Tickets $22 & children $15; advance $20 & children $13.

Saturday, July 25

ABBA: The Hits-performed by ABBA tribute band Waterloo, Columbus Symphony's Picnic with the Pops series, 8:15 pm, lawn at Chemical Abstracts, 2540 Olentangy River Rd, 228-8600. Tickets $22 & children $15; advance $20 & children $13.

The Dead Weather-7 pm, Lifestyle Communities Pavilion, 405 Neil Ave, 461-5483. Tickets $30.

Sunday, July 26

British Invasion-Sundays at Scioto, 7 pm, Scioto Park, 7377 Riverside Dr, 889-7444. Adm free.

Worthington Civic Band-7 pm, Village Green, Worthington, 436-2743. Adm free.

Tuesday, July 28

Andy Shaw Band-Music on the Lawn, 7:30 pm, Grandview Heights Public Library lawn, 1685 W First Ave, 486-2951. Adm free.

Incubus-with the Duke Spirit, 6:30 pm, Lifestyle Communities Pavilion, 405 Neil Ave, 461-5483. Tickets $46 & advance $43.

Thursday, July 30

The Doobie Brothers-6:30 pm, Lifestyle Communities Pavilion, 405 Neil Ave, 461-5483. Tickets $27 & advance $25.

Jazz Patrol-King Arts Complex's Heritage Concert Series, 6:30-9:30 pm, Mayme Moore Park, 240 Martin Luther King Blvd, 645-5464. Adm free.

Friday, July 31

Idiot Boys Bluegrass Band-Summer Fridays at the Statehouse, noon-1 pm, 77 S High St, 752-9777. Adm free.

Motown Memories-Jazzoo Series, with the Columbus Jazz Orchestra, featuring Cynthia Hale, 8 pm, Rivers Edge Pavilion, Columbus Zoo & Aquarium, 4850 W Powell Rd, 294-5200. Tickets $30, advance $27 & students $15; concert series $89 & advance $79.

Ohio State University Marching Band-Columbus Symphony's Picnic with the Pops, 8:15 pm, lawn at Chemical Abstracts, 2540 Olentangy River Rd, 228-8600. Tickets $22 & children $15; advance $20 & children $13.

EXHIBITIONS

A Muse Gallery-996 W Third Ave, 299-5003. Summer Salon, thru Aug. Mon & Tue 11 am-4 pm, Wed-Sat till

5 pm or by appt. Adm free.

Columbus Cultural Arts Center-139 W Main St, 645-7047. The Quilted Surface V, thru 7/20. Mon-Sat 9 am-4 pm. Adm free.

Columbus Museum of Art-480 E Broad St, 221-4848 or 221-6801. The Architecture of Painting: Charles Burchfield, 1920, thru 8/2; George Tooker: A Retrospective, thru 9/6. Tue-Sun 10 am-5:30 pm, Thu till 8:30 pm; closed Mon. Adm $8; senior citizens, students & children 6 & up $5; 5 & under, members & everyone Sun free; parking $3, members free.

COSI-333 W Broad St, 228-2674. Lost Egypt: Ancient Secrets, Modern Science, thru 9/7. Wed-Sat 10 am-5 pm & Sun noon-6 pm. Adm $12.50, seniors $10.50 & children $7.50.

Dublin Arts Council-7125 Riverside Dr, 889-7444. Atsuko Tajima: Transformations, thru 7/17; Nature's Hybrids: Ceramic sculpture by Denise Romecki, 7/30 thru 9/25, opening reception 7/30, from 6-8 pm. Tue 10 am-7 pm, Wed-Fri till 5 pm & Sat 11 am-2 pm. Adm free.

Elijah Pierce Gallery-King Arts Complex, 867 Mt Vernon Ave, 645-5464. Accents on the Avenue, 7/1 thru 9/30. Tue-Fri 1-7 pm & Sat till 4 pm; closed Sun & Mon. Adm $2, students & seniors $1, members & everyone Sat free.

Franklin Park Conservatory-1777 E Broad St, 645-1800. Blooms & Butterflies, thru 9/7; Chihuly Reimagined, 7/4 thru 3/10/10. Tue-Sun 10 am-5 pm & Wed till 8 pm. Adm $7.50, seniors & students $6, children 2-12 $4 & members & children under 2 free.

Hawk Galleries-153 E Main St, 225-9595. New Mixed Media Works in Glass by Ginny Ruffner, thru 7/5. Tue-Fri 10 am-5:30 pm, Sat 11 am-5 pm & Sun 1-5 pm. Adm free.

High Road Gallery-12 E Stafford Ave, Worthington, 781-6454. Eleven Brushes: A Group of Artists who Paint Together, 7/1 thru 25, opening reception 7/5 from 2-4 pm. Wed-Fri noon-4 pm, Sat 11:30 am-4 pm; closed Sun-Tue.

Ohio Arts Council-Riffe Gallery, Riffe Center, 77 S High St, 644-9624. New Narratives: Paintings by Ohio Artists, thru 7/12. Tue 10 am-4 pm, Wed-Fri 10 am-5:30 pm, Thu until 8 pm & Sat-Sun noon-4 pm. Adm free.

Ohio Craft Museum-1665 W Fifth Ave, 486-4402. Second Nature: Recycled Materials Inspired by Animals, Plants and Insects, 7/12 thru 8/23. Mon-Fri 10 am-5 pm, Sat & Sun 1-4 pm (during exhibitions). Adm free.

Ohio Historical Center-1982 Velma Ave, 297-2300. Soul! Art from the National Afro-American Museum & Cultural Center, thru 2/28/10. Tue, Wed, Fri & Sat 9 am-5 pm, Thu till 9 pm & Sun noon-5 pm. Adm $8, students $4, members & children 5 & under free; parking $4 & members free.

OSU Faculty Club-181 S Oval Dr, 292-2262. Leaders in Glass: Selected Artists from the Ohio State University, 7/10 thru 8/28, opening reception 7/10 from 6-8 pm. Call for hours.

OSU Urban Arts Space-50 W Town St, 292-8861. BIGG-Breakthrough Ideas in Global Glass, 7/10 thru 10/10 (also at Hawk Galleries). Tue, Wed, Fri & Sat 11 am-6 pm, Thu till 8 pm & closed Sun-Mon. Adm free.

Roy G Biv-997 N High St, 297-7694. Jimi Payne and Alex Walp, 7/4 thru 25. Wed-Fri 3-6 pm, Sat 1-5 pm or by appt. Adm free.

Short North Gallery Hop-galleries open late, live music & more, 7/4 from 4-10 pm, Short North Arts District, N High St from Goodale Blvd to Fifth Ave, 228-8050. Adm free.

Studios on High-686 N High St, 461-6487. Inspired by Nature, by Teda Theis & Naichuan Peng, thru 7/31. Mon-Sat noon-6 pm & Sun 1-6 pm. Adm free.

Wexner Center-1871 N High St, 292-3535. Catch Air: Robin Rhode; Coop Himmelb(l)au: Beyond theBlue; William Forsythe: Transfigurations. All shows thru 7/26. Tue-Wed 11 am-6 pm, Thu-Sat 11 am-8 pm & Sun 11 am-6 pm. Adm $5, members & college students with ID free.

The Works Gallery-55 S First St, Newark, (740) 349-9277. Re-use: Quilts Reflecting Today's Concept of Greenness, thru 8/8. Tue-Sat 9 am-5 pm. Adm $7 for adults, $5 for seniors & $3 for children ages 2-17.

FILM

CAPA Summer Movie Series-Ohio Theatre, 39 E State St, 469-0939. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, 1969, 7/17 & 18 at 7:30 pm & 7/19 at 2 & 7:30 pm; The Awful Truth, 1937, 7/22 & 23 at 7:30 pm; The Day the Earth Stood Still, 1951, 7/24 at 7:30 pm; Slap Shot, 1977, 7/24 at 11 pm; Show Boat, 1951, 7/25 at 7:30 pm & 7/26 at 2 & 7:30 pm; Dirty Harry, 1971, 7/29 thru 31 at 7:30 pm. Tickets $4, seniors $3.50; 10 shows $25.

Classics on the Creek-Creekside Park, 123 Mill St, Gahanna, 342-4250. Breakfast at Tiffany's, 7/24 at

9 pm. Adm free.

COSI-333 W Broad St, 228-2674. Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs, thru 9/7; Grand Canyon Adventure: River at Risk, thru 11/15; call for showtimes. Tickets $7.50.

Movies by Moonlight-Easton Town Center, Town Square, Townsfair Way & Easton Square Pl, 416-7100. E.T., 7/7; Madagascar, 7/14; Hook, 7/21; Annie, 7/28. All films begin at 8:30 pm. Adm free.

Wexner Center-1871 N High St, 292-3535. Mean Streets, 1973, & Saturday Night Fever, 1977, 7/2 at 7 & 9 pm; Purple Rain, 1984, & Beat Street, 1984, 7/9 at 7 & 9 pm; Tony Manero, 2008, 7/10 & 11 at 7 pm; Velvet Goldmine, 1998, & The Virgin Suicides, 1999, 7/16 at 7 & 9:10 pm; Dillinger is Dead, 1969, 7/17 & 18 at 7 pm; The Secret of NIMH, 1982, 7/19 at 1 pm; Dazed & Confused, 1993, 7/23 at 7 pm; Wex Drive-In: American Graffiti, 1973, 7/23 at dusk, Wexner Center Plaza; free; The Headless Woman, 2008, 7/24 & 25 at 7 pm; Rushmore, 1998, & Manhattan, 1979, 7/30 at 7 & 8:40 pm; Virtual JFK: Vietnam if Kennedy Had Lived, 2008, 7/31 at 7 pm.

FESTIVALS

Friday, July 10 thru 12

North Market Food & Ohio Wine Festival-Ohio wine tastings, plus cooking demonstrations, live music & more, Fri 7-10 pm, Sat 10 am-7 pm & Sun 1-6 pm, North Market, 59 Spruce St, 463-9664. Tickets on Fri $20, Sat & Sun tastings $5.

Saturday, July 11 & 12

Westerville Music & Arts Festival-36th annual event with artists and crafts, kids' activities, auctions and live entertainment, sponsored by the Westerville Area Chamber of Commerce, Sat 11 am-7 pm & Sun till 5 pm, Heritage Park, Cleveland Ave & Main St, 882-8917. Free.

Saturday, July 18

Granville Irish Festival-music from Lone Raven, Irish dancing, five mile run & half marathon, from 4-10 pm, Denison University Fine Arts Quad, 338 W Broadway, (740) 587-1976. Adm & parking free.

Lazy Daze of Summer Festival-16th annual event, arts & music on the lawn & streets, 11 am-6 pm, Grandview Heights Public Library, 1685 W First Ave, 486-2951. Adm free.

Saturday, July 18 thru 25

Franklin County Fair-with midway, livestock shows, harness racing, entertainment, exhibits and competitions, Franklin County Fairgrounds, 4100 Columbia St, Hilliard, 876-7235. Call for times & adm prices.

Tuesday, July 21 & 22

Sketch Comedy Festival-Shadowbox's first annual sketch comedy festival, performances & competitions, Tue at 7 pm & Thu at 7:30 pm, Shadowbox, 164 Easton Town Center, 416-7625. Tickets TBA.

Wednesday, July 22 thru 25

Pickerington Violet Festival-annual event with arts & crafts, games, live music, food & violet decorations, parade 7/24 at 7 pm, downtown dash 7/24 at 6 pm, car & bike show 7/25 at noon, plus much more, Victory Park, Lockville Rd & Columbus St, Pickerington, 524-4758. Free; call for schedule.

Thursday, July 23 thru 25

All Ohio Balloon Fest-motorcycle vendors, food, live music by the Menus & Reaganomics & much more, Thu noon-9 pm, Fri 10 am-11 pm & Sat 9 am-11 pm, downtown Marysville, 215 Main St, (800) 642-0087. Adm free.

Thursday, July 23 thru Aug 1

Lancaster Festival-multiarts festival with music, dance, ArtWalk and more, plus outdoor concerts featuring The Temptations, 7/25 at 8:15 pm, Arnett Howard, 7/27 at 8 pm & Eagles tribute by Hotel California, 7/29 at 8 pm, most events in downtown Lancaster, St Rt 22 W of US Rt 33, & Ohio University branch, St Rt 37; (740) 687-4808. Many events free, some adm; call for more information.

Friday, July 24 thru 26

Jazz & Rib Fest-30th annual festival, live music, great food & more, Fri-Sat 11 am-10 pm & Sun till 8 pm, Arena District: North Bank Park, McFerson Commons, Spring & Long sts downtown, 645-7995. Adm free.

Sunday, July 26 thru Aug 2

Union County Fair-concessions, live entertainment, animals, live stock sale, tractor pulls, lawn mower

racing & much more, Sun noon-4 pm, Mon noon-9 pm, Tue-Thu 9 am-10 pm & Fri-Sat 9 am-11 pm, Union County Fairgrounds, Main St, Marysville, (800) 642-0087. Adm $5.

Friday, July 31 thru Aug 2

Dublin Irish Festival-more than 100,000 guests expected for the 22nd annual festival, featuring Irish

music, dance, culture & food, Fri 4 pm-midnight, Sat

11 am-midnight & Sun till 9 pm. Adm $10 & advance $9; seniors $7 & advance $6; weekend pass $23 & children under 12 free.

FOURTHOFJULY

Red, White, Rhythm & Soul activities 7/4; 25th annual Sherm Sheldon Fishing Derby at 10 am at Dublin Community Recreation Center, 5600 Post Rd; parade at 11 am beginning at Metro Center, 555 Metro Pl N, then to Olde Dublin; Skyhoundz Hyperflite Canine Frisbee Disc Championship at 5 pm; entertainment including Boyz II Men, followed by Four Tops, from 5:15-9:45 pm, fireworks at 9:50 pm, Dublin Coffman High School Stadium, 6780 Coffman Rd, 410-4545. Free; tickets for reserved concert seats.

Freedom Festival, activities 7/4: parade at 10:30 am at Gahanna Lincoln High School, 140 S Hamilton Rd; festival with games, prizes, activities, food & music, from 10 am-10 pm, ending with fireworks, Gahanna Municipal Golf Course, 220 Olde

Ridenour Rd; 342-4250. Free.

New Albany Salutes America, activities 7/4: parade at 11 am, festival with food & concert by Reaganomics, from 6-10 pm, fireworks at 9:45 pm, New Albany High School, 7600 Fodor Rd, 855-3913. Free.

Red, White & Boom!-activities 7/3: 29th annual celebration, with downtown events including live music, food & kids' entertainment, 11 am-11 pm, State & Third sts, 299-9221. Free.

Short North-activities 7/4: Doo Dah Parade at 1 pm, beginning at Buttles Ave & Park St, 299-8050. Free.

Westerville-activities 7/4: Rotary 5K Run & Walk at 8 am, Alum Creek Park South, 535 Park Meadows Rd; parade at 1:30 pm, Heatherdown Dr & State St; fireworks at 10 pm, Alum Creek Park South. Adm free.

Worthington-activities 7/4: family picnic with activities, music, food & games, 5 pm, fireworks at 9:30 pm, Thomas Worthington High School, 300 W Dublin-Granville Rd, 807-2613. Free.

OHIOSTATEFAIR

Wednesday, July 29 thru Aug 9

Ohio State Fair-156th fair, featuring rides, concessions, exhibits, food, entertainment & more, gates open 9 am-10 pm, Ohio Expo Center, 717 E 17th Ave, 644-3247. Adm $10, children 5-12 & seniors $8 &

children under five free; parking $5.

Entertainment includes:

Midway, petting zoo, parades & motorsports. Plus free stage entertainment, livestock shows, BMX Stunt Team demos, boxing tournaments, magic & more.

Shows at Celeste Center at 7 pm unless otherwise noted. Call 431-3600 for tickets.

7/29: Kelly Clarkson, with Eric Hutchinson; tickets $36.

7/30: Jeff Dunham; tickets $38.

7/31: Keith Sweat; tickets $15.

SPORTS

Columbus Clippers-Huntington Park, Neil Ave & Nationwide Blvd, 462-5250. Homes games: Toledo, 7/1 & 2 at 7:05 pm; Indianapolis, 7/7 & 8 at 7:05 pm & 7/9 at 12:05 pm; Syracuse, 7/16 thru 18 at 7:05 pm

& 7/19 at 5:05 pm; Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, 7/20 thru 23 at 7:05 pm. Tickets $3-$15.

Columbus Crew-Columbus Crew Stadium, I-71 & 17th Ave, 447-2739. Home games: DC United, 7/4 at

7 pm; Real Salt Lake, 7/18 at 8 pm; Toronto FC, 7/25 at 7:30 pm. Tickets $12-$37 & children $10-$27; advance $10-$37 & children $8-$25.

CONCACAF Gold Cup-Columbus Crew Stadium, I-71 & 17th Ave, 447-2739. Opening-round double header, 7/7 at 7 pm. Tickets $27-$50.

Goodguys PPG Nationals-Ohio Expo Center, 717 E 17th Ave, 644-3247. See over 6,000 rods, customs, classics, muscle cars, street machines & trucks, 7/10 thru 12, Fri-Sun at 8 am. Adm $17, children 7-12 $6, 6 & under free; parking $6.

Scioto Downs-6000 S High St, 491-2515. Live harness racing, simulcast racing year round. Grandstand adm $1.50, clubhouse/patio/penthouse adm $3, parking $1; Sun-Wed adm & parking free.

PARTIES

Monday, July 6

Michael Redd Foundation Celebrity Golf Tournament-benefiting the foundation, which supports the academic needs of at-risk students in Columbus, registration at 8 am, shotgun start at 10 am, awards presentation & reception immediately following, New Albany Country Club, 1 Club Ln, 934-1039. Tickets $500-$25,000.

Friday, July 10

One Enchanted Evening at the Zoo-music, animals & fun, featuring the music of Rodgers & Hammerstein and Andrew Lloyd Webber, emcees Cabot Rea & Chuck Gillespie, dinner, drinks & more, patron dinner at 6 pm & performance at 8 pm, Water's Edge Events Park, Columbus Zoo & Aquarium, 9990 Riverside Dr, Powell, 724-3570. Tickets $35 & advance $25; children $15 & advance $10; patrons $75.

Thursday, July 30 thru Aug 2

Nationwide Children's Hospital Invitational-Golf Channel will broadcast 10 hours of live coverage every day, Thu-Sun, from 7 am-7 pm, Ohio State Scarlet Course, 3605 Tremont Rd, 764-4653. Tickets $10 daily; weekly $25; 10 pack of daily $90; 10 pack of weekly $200.

MISCELLANEOUS

Friday, July 3 thru Oct 30

Pearl Market-farmer's & merchant's market, local produce, baked goods, arts, crafts, food & much more, Tue & Fri, from 10:30 am-2 pm, Pearl Alley, next to Rhodes State Office Tower, one block north of Statehouse, 645-5061. Adm free.

Saturday, July 4

Glorious Fourth: Independence Day Celebration-family activities, contests, speeches, dance, live music & more, noon-5 pm, Ohio Village, 1982 Velma Ave, 297-2300. Adm $12, children $9; members $10 & children $7; parking $4.

Independence Day Flea Market-market, parade, community dance & fireworks, 7 am-5 pm, on the square, Sunbury; fireworks at 10 pm, Big Walnut High School, 555 S Old 3C Highway, Sunbury, (740) 965-2860. Adm $1.

Tuesday, July 7

1-on-1 Career Coaching-30-minute session with Fred Points of the Career Center at Jewish Family Services, from 3-5 pm, Grandview Heights Public Library, 1685 W First Ave, 559-0118. Adm free.

Wednesday, July 8

Thurber House Literary Picnic-picnic featuring Jennifer Crusie, reading from Always Kiss Me Goodnight, 7/8, tours at 5:20 pm, picnics at 6:15 pm & reading at 7 pm, Thurber House, 77 Jefferson Ave, 464-1032. Adm $65 for three dinners & readings; individual dinner/reading $25; reading only $15, children 12 & under $5.

Friday, July 10 & 11

Classic Auto-Show & Cruise-In-27th annual event with classic cars, street rods, compacts, muscle cars & more, benefiting the Arthritis Foundation, Fri 10 am-11 pm & Sat noon-11 pm, Dublin Metro Center, 555 Metro Pl N, 876-8200. Adm $10, children 12 & under free.

Saturday, July 11 thru Sept 12

Grove City Farmer's Market-more than 30 street vendors sell homegrown fruit and vegetables, Sat from 8 am-noon, Broadway between Grant & Park sts, Grove City, 875-9762. Adm free.

Thursday, July 16

Slainte Thursday-music, arts, shopping & food, 4-9 pm, historic Dublin, Bridge & High sts, 792-7666. Adm free.

Friday, July 17 & 18

Dublin Arts Fair-more than 85 Central Ohio artists presenting exhibits, live music, food & more, Fri from 6-9 pm & Sat from noon-8 pm, historic Dublin, 150 W Bridge St, Sells Middle School front lawn, 793-0839. Adm free.

Short North Summer Sidewalk Sale-specials on clothing, furniture, candles, art, accessories & much more, Fri & Sat 11 am-11 pm, Short North Arts District, N High St from Goodale Blvd to Fifth Ave, 299-8050. Adm free.

Saturday, July 18

John Edward-international psychic medium, 3 pm, Palace Theatre, 34 W Broad St, 431-3600. Tickets $69-$89.

Treasures on the Green-antiques, collectibles & flea market, 9 am-4 pm, historic downtown Olde Worthington, Rt 161 & Rt 23, 891-6293. Adm free.

Saturday, July 18 & 19

Cornerstone to Cupola Tour-tour through rarely-seen parts of Capitol Bldg, Sat & Sun 10:30 am-4:30 pm, Ohio Statehouse, High St at State St, 752-9777. Adm $8 & children under 16 $4.

Wednesday, July 22

Thurber House Literary Picnic-New Voices: a special picnic showcasing emerging authors of fiction, non-fiction & poetry, featuring Christopher Barzak, David Giffels & Jay Siegel, tours begin at 5:20 pm, picnic at 6:15 pm & author's reading at 7 pm, Thurber House, 77 Jefferson Ave, 464-1032. Adm $65 for three dinners & readings; individual dinner/reading $25; reading only $15, children 12 & under $5.

Thursday, July 23

Suicide Prevention Coalition 5K Run/Walk-charity walk/run, 7/23 at 7 pm, Ted Lewis Park, 443 N Court St, Circleville, 477-8247. Adm $15 & advance $10.

Saturday, July 25

Blast from the Past Cruise-In-annual car, truck & motorcycle show, with music, entertainment & cruising, 10 am-10 pm, downtown Delaware, Sandusky St from Central Ave to Harrison St, (740) 363-3535. Adm free.

Sunday, July 26

Downtown Powell Street Market-dozens of food vendors & exhibits with antiques, collectibles, arts, crafts, plants & much more, 9 am-5 pm, 47 Hall St, 396-3336. Adm free.