Archive for May, 2011

Make-A-Wish Charity Poker Run From AMVETS Post 51 Thornville, Ohio

June 25, 2011
11:00 amto5:00 pm

The Amvets Post 51 will host a poker run to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

1st bikes out at 11am last bike out by noon – last bike back in by 5pm.

There will be an auction , food , music and more. All proceeds goes to granting a wish or 2 at MAKE-A-WISH. The eventing’s events are open to the public (aution, live music)
for more info call 740-207-6329.

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McGuffey Lane At Licking Valley High School

June 18, 2011
7:00 pmto11:00 pm

McGuffey Lane will play at Licking valley High School: 100 Hainsview Dr, Newark, OH 43055 (MAP). The concert is a fundraiser for the Hanover Volunteer Fire Dept. The band Outlaw Yankee will play at 7:00 P.M., then Jonalee White at 7:55 P.M. McGuffey Lane starts just before 9:00 P.M.

Call now for tickets. Save $10 and buy in advance – 740-763-4674. More details at McGuffey Lane’s website.

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2011 Dayton Air Show

July 23, 2011toJuly 24, 2011

The Dayton Air Show is one of the largest air shows in our area. Plan well for long hot days on the tarmac, and be ready for a great air show.

Deana Martin At The Midland Theater In Newark, Ohio

June 12, 2011
7:00 pmto8:00 pm

Deana Martin, Dean Martin’s daughter, will perform at the Midland Theater in Newark, Ohio. Here is a sample from one her her previous concerts. Tickets are available for $40, $35, and $30. More information is available at The Midland Theater website.

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38th Annual Central Ohio Saengerfest

May 21, 2011
1:00 pmto8:00 pm

Come enjoy a German-American song festival hosted by the Newark Maennerchor at the Newark, Ohio Campus of Central Ohio Technical College and Ohio State University.

Full information with ticket prices and the day’s schedule is available at The Newark, Maennerchor Website.

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Promote Your Event On Newark, Ohio Links. It’s Free

I am always happy to add any events in the Newark, Ohio and surrounding areas. Send event information using the contact page and I will post it for you to the Newark, Ohio Events category and it will be included in the event calendar.

I have many of the popular events listed, but it’s tough to stay up-to-date with the poker runs and fundraisers that pop up frequently. I know volunteers put much time and effort into these and it can be costly and time consuming to advertise the events. I am getting frequent hits from searches for these events, so it’s worth your time to submit them here. Newark, Ohio Links is happy to help!

The only reason that the events page was started was out of aggravation with the local newspaper’s coverage. It’s discouraging to see that they have listed things like “$2 drink hours” as “events”. If you have a website with a better events listing than what is found here, feel free to send the link and it will be posted as well. Community garage sales for charity will be be accepted, as well as other charitable flea markets and sales, but non-charitable sales will not. Just about anything that is truly an “event” will be accepted.

Enjoy the links!

2011 Newark, Ohio Strawberry Festival

June 3, 2011toJune 5, 2011
June 4, 2011
June 5, 2011
Strawberry shortcake.

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The Newark Kiwanis Club is hosting the 28th Annual Strawberry Festival on the Square in downtown Newark on June 3rd, 4th and 5th. 

The event will include entertainment throughout the weekend at the gazebo on the Northest Corner of the Square, Miss Strawberry Pagent, midway rides operated by Bates Amusement, food and craft vendors of all types, and of course our “world famous” Kiwanis Strawberry Shortcake.

Put this year’s Strawberry Festival on your calendar. You’ll be glad you did! 

If you would like more information about this event contact Chuck Jackson at 740-983-4797 or email at

9am-5pm weekday


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National WACO Club Reunion

June 23, 2011toJune 26, 2011
June 24, 2011
June 25, 2011
June 26, 2011
WACO airplane makes a pass at Wynkoop Airport In Mount Vernon, Ohio.

WACO airplane making a low pass at Wynkoop Airport.

The National WACO Club Reunion is well worth the short drive to Wynkoop Airport In Mount Vernon, Ohio.  These historical airplanes are very interesting and fun to watch. It’s hard to pin down the exact times that you will see aerobatics, but if you’re there for any amount of time, you’re sure to see some. Admission is free and there are plenty of things to do in Mount Vernon.

More information is available at The National WACO Club website.

Poker Run Benefit For Brandy Rader Hay And Family

June 18, 2011
10:00 amto9:00 pm





Bikes~ $15 single rider, $20 double.
Boats/Car ~ $10 each person.

Brandi is suffering from a rare form of Leukemia. Her small son is suffering from Hydronephrosis a Chronic Kidney condition and has required several surgeries. The financial burden is very heavy for this family. Her husband is out of work at the present time. They are also without a good running vehicle at this time. 

Auction items and monetary donations are greatly appreciated and can be picked up anytime. 

Please contact with any questions or to help in any way.

Shawna Kennedy 740-405-1482

Shana Gordon 740-258-5545

Charae Fidanza 740-281-9523




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Old School Cruise In Car Show (2nd Annual) At C-TEC of Licking County

August 28, 2011
1:00 pmto5:00 pm

I copied this information from their ad on Craigslist. You may want to use the contact info to verify the information.

2nd Annual 
LCJVS/C-TEC Alumni Association 
Car, Truck & Street Rod Show 

Sunday, August 28th 2011 
1:00pm to 5:00pm 

All makes and models welcome! 

Cruise Price Rd to C-TEC, bring the whole family and join the fun! 
Enjoy door prizes, food and family fun for everyone. 
Dash Plaques for the first 50 cars, 
4 trophies and as many as 20 plaques to be awarded! 

Registration is from 1-3pm with a $7 donation. 

C-TEC Secondary Center Parking Lot 
150 Price Rd, Newark, Ohio 43055 

Show provided by: 
Jim Matheny Kar Shoz LLC 
(740) 522-6635

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