The Dawes Arboretum is on state Route 13, five miles south of Newark and three miles north of Interstate 70, Exit 132. For more information about any of the following programs, call 740-323-2355.

The Dawes Arboretum is on state Route 13, five miles south of Newark and three miles north of Interstate 70, Exit 132. For more information about any of the following programs, call 740-323-2355.

* 1st Saturday Garden Wagon Tour, 10 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 3. Guided tours of different plant collections. Meet at Visitors Center Deck. Free; donations welcome.

* Little Buckeye Imagination Sessions: The Art of the Tree, 2 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 7. For children 3 to 10 years old. Free; no registration required.

* Music in the Garden: Sterling String Quartet, 1:30 to 3 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 11. All Seasons Garden. Bach, Handel, Vivaldi -- and the Beatles. Bring blankets, chairs and picnics. Free.

* The Silk Scarf Project: Dyeing with Plants, 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Aug. 17; 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 24 (register for both days by Aug. 14). Zand Education Center. Use a primitive pounding technique to extract dyes from plants onto silk. Cost is $20 members; $30 nonmembers.

* Gourd Birdhouse, 1:30 to 4 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 18. Zand Education Center. Make and decorate a birdhouse from a gourd. Cost is $30 members; $40 nonmembers. All materials are included.

* Little Buckeye Imagination Sessions: Watch the World Go By on a Wagon Tour, 2 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 21. For children ages 3 to 10. Visitors Center Deck. Free; no registration required.

* An Orthopteran Symphony: The Songs of Insects with Jim McCormac, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 24. Red Barn Area. McCormac, from the Ohio Division of Wildlife, will lead a field trip in search of singing insects. Bring a flashlight. Cost is $10 members; $15 nonmembers.

* Music, Movie and Brews in the Garden, 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 24. All Seasons Garden. The Spruce Campbells will offer music before the screening of the 1997 comedy, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery. Bring blanket, pillow and movie snacks; micro-brews will be available. Free.

* Little Buckeye Imagination Sessions: Shapes in Nature, 2 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 28. Visitors Center Deck. For children ages 3 to 10. Free.