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Ride the Fifth Annual Union County Foundation Covered Bridges Cycling Tour on Saturday, August 31.


Take a bike ride on the beautiful back roads of Union County with the Fifth Annual Union County Foundation’s Covered Bridges Tour on Saturday, August 31.

Ride 19, 34, 63, or 73 mile routes. Those who opt for the 34, 63, and 73 mile routes will visit four of Union County’s historic covered bridges. The 19 mile ride includes one of the covered bridges. All proceeds benefit the Union County Foundation.

The event will start at Edgewood Elementary School, 203 Grove Street in Marysville. Registration the day of the event will begin at 7:30 am. All riders are required to wear helmets and children under 14 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

Pre-registration is through August 23. Registration is $20 per bike rider (if you register in advance). Registration the day of the ride is $25. The first 100 registrants will receive the official UCF Covered Bridges tour patch.

You can print off the registration form by clicking on it to enlarge below. Or register online HERE.

Mail your registration form to: Union County Foundation, PO Box 608, Marysville, OH 43040

For additional information, visit the Union County Foundation’s web site HERE.


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Music in the Park Showcases the Dublin Cornet Band on Sunday, August 4 at 7 pm.


Plain City’s Music in the Park continues this week with the Dublin Cornet Band on Sunday, August 4 at 7 pm. Founded in Dublin, Ohio in 1879, this historic group performs a variety of music in the small brass band tradition, including New Orleans style, Celtic, and Oktoberfest. The Dublin Cornet Band is directed by Dr. Pat Herak, former member of the OSU Marching Band. Find out more about the band HERE.

Bring a lawn chair or blanket and meet in the Gazebo area of the park. You can make a voluntary donation to the Plain City Music in the Park program at intermission.

Here is a listing of the schedule for rest of the season:

August 11, Sunday, 7 pm, Shriners Jazz Band–enjoy dance, Big Band, and Swing music presented by the Shriners.

August 18, Sunday, 7 pm, Steve Bumgarner–local musician from Marysville who resides in Plain City.

August 25, Sunday, 7 pm, Lower London Street Dixieland Band featuring 1920’s and Dixieland music. This is our friend Ernie Sparks’ band. He is the pharmacist in London and plays the drums.

For more information, you can also visit the Village of Plain City’s web site HERE or visit the Plain City Parks and Recreation Facebook page HERE.

Dublin Irish Festival is August 2-4.

42615080_10155817310170835_7418430718113480704_nThe Dublin Irish Festival dances its way into the heat of August this weekend. The Festival runs from Friday, August 2 to Sunday, August 4. You can find a complete schedule of events online: Dublin Irish Festival

Tickets are $15 for adults at the gate. But if you purchase your tickets online until August 1, they are only $10. $10 discount tickets are also on sale now at select Giant Eagle locations and at the Dublin Community Recreation Center from July 22 – August 1. Children 12 and under are FREE.

To buy online tickets, go HERE.

The Festival gets underway unofficially on Thursday, August 1 with the IGS Energy/Dublin Irish Festival 5K and Kids Dash. You can resister and find out more about the race by going HERE.

New this year is the Dedication Walkway. If you would like to donate for a paver stone that you can have engraved, find out more HERE.

Additionally, if you enjoy traditional (and sometimes not so traditional) Irish music, there are always a ton of wonderful artists performing on various stages throughout the Festival. For a full list of groups that will be playing, please go HERE.

Looking for a kilt, Celtic artwork, or some lovely crystal? Now is the time to find it without crossing the pond. The Festival has a huge number of vendors selling anything and everything Irish. To see a complete list of marketplace vendors and what they sell, go HERE.

There will also be tons of food vendors, a Wee Folk Area, Celtic Canines, Celtic Sports, Beverage Tastings (of course!!), and even Sunday Mass Services (the Celts like to party, but they also give thanks for all God’s blessings).

May the sun shine warmly on your back this festive weekend (and it undoubtably will-so pick up some sun block at the pharmacy before you head to Dublin).

LIKE the Dublin Irish Festival on Facebook HERE.

For a festival map, go HERE.

For the complete information on the show, which is also downloadable to your phone, go HERE.

Rock The Clock is Saturday, July 27 from 5 pm to Midnight Featuring the “Naked Karate Girls.”


Rock the Clock will take place on Saturday, July 27 from 5 pm to midnight in uptown Plain City under the Clock tower.

The musical event will feature the Naked Karate Girls and Girl Pop.

To find out more, visit the Rock the Clock Facebook page HERE.

Rendition will Perform at the Choctaw Lakes Summer Music Series on Saturday, July 20 at 7 pm.


The band Rendition will host the Choctaw Lakes Summer Concert Series on Saturday, July 20 beginning at 7 pm. The concert will last until 10 pm and will take place on the lawn beside the Lake Choctaw Lodge.

Rendition is a fourteen member classic rock band with a brass and rhythm section and features our friend and fellow pharmacist, Ernie Sparks, on the drums. Ernie owns Ernie’s Pharmacy in London, Ohio. You can visit the pharmacy Facebook page HERE.

Ernie wants a big crowd for this event which the pharmacy is sponsoring. So bring chairs or a blanket and enjoy some nostalgic tunes by the Lake.

You don’t have to live at the Lake to attend this FREE concert. Everyone is invited and Ernie hopes lots of people will rock with him and the band.

To find out more about Rendition, visit their Facebook page HERE.

Worried about getting hungry during the concert? There is usually an ice cream truck and a barbecue truck in the parking lot next to the Lake Choctaw Lodge where the event takes place. Additionally, there is a pizza shop just down the street from the Lodge. People also bring coolers and picnics to eat on the grass.

Lake Choctaw is located just outside of London, Ohio off of I-70. To find out more about Lake Choctaw, visit their web site HERE.