The Dawes Arboretum is located on state Route 13, five miles south of Newark and three miles north of I-70, exit 132. Call 323-2355 or 1-800-44-DAWES for more information or to register for programs. Visitors Center hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

The Dawes Arboretum is located on state Route 13, five miles south of Newark and three miles north of I-70, exit 132. Call 323-2355 or 1-800-44-DAWES for more information or to register for programs. Visitors Center hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Daweswood House Museum Tours, 3:15-4:15 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.Cost is $2 for adults and $1 for students.

Wagon Tours, Sundays through September 2008 at 2 p.m. Adults $2; students $1; FOD free.

Skin care is the focus of the June program sponsored by the Arboretum and Licking Memorial Health Systems. Program runs from 10 to 11 a.m., Saturday, June 26 at the Visitors Center. For more information, call the LMHS public relations department at (740) 348-1572 or the Arboretum at (740) 323-2355.

Little Buckeye Imagination Sessions 2008, 2 p.m. on Wednesdays through June. Kids will learn about nature, trees, history and themselves through books, crafts, games, music and the world around them. Children should be accompanied by a parent or a guardian. Free; no reservation required.

Drying Plants for Specimens and Crafts, 10 a.m. to noon on June 7 and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on June 14, Horticulture Building. The first session teaches techniques for collecting, drying and pressing plants. The second session uses these pressed materials to make display specimens and functional items. Cost is $35, $20 for members. Reservations are required.

Wetland Chronicles: Summer Dragons and Damsels, 1 to 4 p.m., Saturday, June 7, Visitors Center and outdoors. Denison University professor Tom Schultz will present an indoor program, then lead an exploration of the wetlands to catch, identify and release dragonflies and damselflies. Cost is $10, $5 for members.

Maples for the Midwest, 1 to 3 p.m., Saturday, June 7, Visitors Center. Director of horticulture Mike Ecker will lead a walking tour to highlight the area's best maples and some rare species. Cost is $15, $8 for members. Reservations required.

Ohio Regional Bonsai Show, noon to 7 p.m. Saturday, June 14; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 15, Visitors Center. Experience the art of bonsai. More than 100 bonsai specimens will be displayed and demonstrations will take place throughout the weekend. A workshop for beginners will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday. Cost is $30, $25 for members.

Catch a Good Time, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Friday, June 20, Visitors Center deck. Introduce the sport of fishing to children. Poles and bait will be provided. Kids 4 and up must be accompanied by an adult. Cub Scout Wolves will earn arrow points for their fishing elective. Cost is $5, $2 for members.

Night Hike, 9 to 11 p.m., Friday, June 20, Visitors Center Deck. Children and adults will hike through the collections, woodlands and trails on the first day of summer, the longest day of the year. Free.

Propagation by Softwood Cuttings, 8:30 to 11 a.m., Saturday, June 21, Zand Education Center. Class will cover when to root different plants, using hormones and how to tend the small plants before transplanting. Each participant will take home a tray of cuttings from the grounds.

Garden Ceramics: A Legacy in the Garden, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Saturday, June 21, Daweswood House Gardens. Participants will study the designs of garden-inspired ceramics and learn about their creation and care. Light refreshments will be served. Cost is $8, $5 for members. Reservation required.

Protecting Trees with Wes McCullough, 9 to 11 a.m., Saturday, June 28, Visitors Center. Local arborist from McCullough's Tree Service will discuss ways to protect trees during construction as well as from lightning. Cost is $20; $15 for members. Reservations required.

Sunday Afternoon Garden Concert, 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m., Sunday, June 29, central grounds. Stroll through the all seasons garden while listening to Classic Brass. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket. Concert will be in the Visitors Center if it rains. Free; no reservation required.