The Ohio National Road Association will sponsor the sixth annual historic National Road Yard Sale June 1-5.

National Road sale begins June 1

The Ohio National Road Association will sponsor the sixth annual historic National Road Yard Sale June 1-5.

Yard sales will take place along U.S. Route 40 in Belmont, Guernsey, Muskingum, Licking, Franklin, Madison, Clark, Miami, Montgomery and Preble counties.

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Farmers market set for Thursdays

The Licking County Health Department will begin hosting a farmers market from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 2, at 675 Price Road.

The market will continue each Thursday through Sept. 29. There will be no fee to participate. For information, call 349-6535.

Health department to expand hours

The Licking County Health Department has expanded its Tuesday evening hours.

The Vital Statistics Office will be open until 7 p.m. to allow residents to obtain birth and death certificates and apply for environmental health permits and licenses beyond the department's traditional hours.

The department's immunization and sexual health clinics will take appointments until 6:30 p.m.

Extended Tuesday hours begin June 7. Visit or call (740) 349-6535.

Summer camp set at Y western branch

The YMCA western branch has announced its summer day camp 2011 schedule.

Camp runs from June 6 through Aug. 12.

Children ages 5-12 and teens ages 13-16 may attend camp, based at Beechwood Trails Pool and Park, 248 Needles Drive in Pataskala.

Each week of camp has a theme. For example, Ooey Gooey Science Week is June 13-17. The "Bug Lady" will visit, and campers will conduct various science experiments, such as making flubber, play dough and bug juice.

During Olympic Week, July 11-15, campers will engage in friendly competitions involving kickball, track and field events, egg tosses, pudding relays and others. Campers will take a field trip to the Newark YMCA to compete in the Olympic Games.

"Sports of All Sorts Week" is Aug. 25-29. Campers will have the chance to join in a variety of activities, including handball, basketball, castle ball, whiffle ball, capture the flag and others.

To register, call (740) 964-6522 or visit

Cancer survivors invited to picnic

Licking Memorial Health Systems will host a Cancer Survivors Picnic from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 12.

The event, planned in recognition of the 24th annual National Cancer Survivors Day, celebrates and acknowledges survivors and their families.

The picnic will be held on the front lawn of the hospital. A program will begin at 1:30 p.m., and an aerial photo of the survivors will be taken at 2:15 p.m.

To register call (740) 348-4102 before Wednesday, May 31.

Library to offer drawing classes

The Newark Library will offer free summer drawing classes for students in grades six-12.

Local artist Russell Merritt will lead the Wednesday classes, to be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on the following dates: June 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 and July 6, 13, 20 and 27.

The classes will be in meeting room A on the library's main floor.

The library is at 101 W. Main St. in Newark. For more information, call (740) 349-5550.

County library announces contest

Students in grades 6-12 are invited to enter an art contest hosted by the Licking County Library. Artists are challenged to illustrate the summer reading theme, "You Are Here!"

Students may submit an original piece of art at any Licking County Library location. The submission deadline is 5:30 p.m. on Friday, July 29, at the Newark library and by 5 p.m. at all other library locations.

An awards ceremony will be held at the Newark Library at 6:30 p.m., on Tuesday, Aug. 9.

Prizes will be awarded in two categories: grades 6-8 and grades 9-12.

Prizes will be given in both categories for first place, first runner-up and first honorable mention.

Students may pick up "You are Here" art contest guidelines and details form at any library service desk.

For more information, visit the Newark Library at 101 W. Main St. in Newark, any library branch, or call (740) 349-5550.