Hocking Happenings: Don't miss out on these events in the hills

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Thursday, March 16


 

Seedlings

The Bowen House; 196 N. Market St; Logan; 740-385-0344; 2 to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday or by appointment

Enjoy the 15th Annual Spring Art Show from Logan-Hocking Middle School from March 4th to March 27th at the Bowen House. 2 to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday or by appointment.

 

Woodchuck Watch

Hocking Hills State Park Archery range; State Route 664 S (just north of Old Man’s Cave); Logan; 740-385-6841; 7 p.m.

Join the naturalist at the archery range just before the first day of spring to witness one of the most elaborate bird courtship displays in Ohio. Please keep in mind that these birds are weather dependent and will not perform in bad weather.

 

Friday, March 17


 Hocking Hills Canopy Tours Season Opening

Hocking Hills Canopy Tours; 10714 Jackson St; Rockbridge; 740-385-0477; Tours range in price from $20 to $89

Hocking Hills Canopy Tours is opening for their 2017 season on Friday 3/17.  This will begin their tenth season of operation.  They now have 2 full zip line tours - the Original Canopy Tour with 10 zips and 5 bridges, the new X-Tour with 11 zips, including zipping into a recessed cave.  In addition they have the Super Zip with two parallel lines over 1/4 mile long, the Dragonfly for Kids with 8 zips and 4 bridges, the Segway Adventure Tour a 2 hour guided group tour on Segways, and our newest tour the Rockbridge Encounter.  The Rockbridge Encounter is a guided 1 hour tour via a Ranger ATV then a short hike to the seldom visited rock bridge at the Rockbridge State Nature Preserve.

 

Conkle’s Creep

Conkle’s Hollow; 24858 Big Pine Rd; Rockbridge; 740-385-6841; 10 a.m.

Conkle’s Hollow state nature preserve is one of the most unique locations in the Hocking Hills. Join the naturalist for a short hike to find out why. Meet in the parking area. Sorry, no pets allowed in state nature preserves.

 

Women of Appalachia: Women Speak

The Bowen House; 196 N. Market St; Logan; 740-385-0344; 6 p.m.

Many people have an image of an Appalachian Woman, and they look down on her. The women of Appalachia Project encourages participation from women of diverse backgrounds, ages and experience to come together, to embrace stereotype, to show the whole woman; beyond the superficial factors that people use to judge her. Will feature poetry, story and song and a reception following the end of the event.

 

The Addams Family Musical at Stuart’s Opera House – FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY

Stuart’s Opera House; 52 Public Square; Nelsonville; brian@stuartsoperahouse.org; 740-753-1924; $8 for students and $12 for adults; 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday

ABC Players present “The Addams Family Musical”, Charles Addams' weird and wonderful family's devilishly delightful life shown in a new musical comedy. Book by MARSHALL BRICKMAN and RICK ELICE. Music and Lyrics by ANDREW LIPPA. Based on Characters Created by Charles Addams. Directed by Chris Parsons with music direction by Devin Sudman. Sponsored by Hocking Valley Bank. March 17-18 & 24-25, 2017 at 7 p.m., matinees March 19 & 26 at 2 p.m.

 

St. John Catholic Church Lenten Fish Fry

St. John Catholic Church Social Hall; 351 N. Market St; Logan; 740-3185-2549; Adults: $8; students: $6; Family (parents and children under 18): $25; 4 to 7 p.m.

Knights of Columbus St. James Council 2299 presents their annual fish fry which runs through Friday, April 7. The All-you- can-eat fish fry includes sides, dessert and beverages. Carry-out is available. Proceeds benefit scholarship fund; families in need; the Cairo's Organization; and funeral dinners.

Use North Street entrance.

 

Open Mic Night at Utopia – FRIDAY & SATURDAY

Utopia; 117 W Main St; Logan; eatatutopia@gmail.com; 740-380-3337; 7 to 11:30 p.m.

Enjoy the sounds of Open Mic Night at local restaurant Utopia. It will occur weekly every Friday and Saturday night from 7 to 11:30 p.m. beginning Feb. 24 until April 30.

 

Live Music at Hocking Hills Winery – FRIDAY & SATURDAY

Hocking Hills Winery; 30402 Freeman Rd; Logan; 740-385-7117; 6 to 9 p.m.

Enjoy the sweet sounds of music with the great taste of wine at Hocking Hills Winery. Order an appetizer or bring your own food while listening to Acoustic Avalanche Friday night and Jasey Schnapps on Saturday night

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Saturday, March 18


The Wonders of Old Man’s Cave

Old Man’s Cave; Hocking Hills State Park; 18905 OH-664 Scenic; Logan; 740-385-6841; 10 am.

Meet the naturalist at the Naturalist Cabin for a short hike and discover some facts about the history of the area and the rock formations that are found throughout the park.

 

Hocking’s Birds of Prey

Old Man’s Cave; Naturalist’s Cabin; Hocking Hills State Park;18905 OH-664 Scenic; Logan; 740-385-6841; 2 p.m.

Join the Naturalist at the Naturalist’s Cabin for a closer look at Ohio’s hawks, owls, eagles and vultures.

 

Pizza Work Workshop

The Lodge at Hocking Hills; 15770 OH-961; Nelsonville; 740-753-7132; reservations required; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Master Chef Alfonso Contrisciani brings his popular pizza workshop back to Hocking College on Saturday, March 18th. Come learn his tips and tricks for making his famous pies. Everything you make, you take home. Only a few spots remain for this one!

 

Modern Mixology – Fermentation, Wines and beers

The Lodge at Hocking Hills; 15770 OH-961; Nelsonville; 740-753-7132; $45 per person; reservations required; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Fermentation - Wines & Beers explores traditional and contemporary fermentation trends of breweries and wineries. Topics include techniques, pairings, and industry operations and is a must-take class for those interested in a career in the food and beverage industry. Tastings are included in the price. Subsequent courses include brewery and wine tours on March 25, artisan spirits and cocktail mixology on April 8.

 

Logan American Legion Post #78 Annual Fish Fry

12845 OH-664; Logan; 740-385-6811; $9 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under; 3 to 7 p.m.

The annual fish fry includes all you can eat fish, coleslaw and freedom fries.

 

Appalachian Listening Room

Appalachian Listening Room; 48 W. Main St; Logan; craigheathmusic@gmail.com; 740-380-1555; $10 per person; 6:30 p.m.

The Appalachian Listening Room opens with a preview month in October 2016 and full-time (Every Saturday Night) in January 2017.

ALR gives songwriters, performers, and poets a place to perform for an attentive audience.

No food service. High end sodas from around the world will be available on site. Come out after Saturday evening dinner for 90 minutes of music in an intimate setting. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m. All tickets are $10.

March 18: St. Patrick's Day Show

April 8: Barefoot McCoy with Square Thirteen

May 13: Andrew Adkins and Annie Neely with Jeffery Branham

May 20: The Bob Dylan 76th Birthday Tribute Show

June 10: Adam Schlenker with Mark & Robin Thompson

July 8: Jim Volk with Mike Summers

Aug. 12: Michael Johnathon with Bruce Dalzell

Sept. 9: Eric Gnezda with Craig Heath

Oct. 14: Rachel Mousie with Jack Doran

Nov. 11: The Wayfarers with Jake Dunn & The Blackbirds

Dec. 9: Community Christmas Show (with various artists)

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Sunday, March 19



Appalachian Gospel Square Concert Series

Appalachian Listening Room; 48 (B) W. Main Street; Logan; 740-438-5273; 4:30 p.m.

Delivered will perform in the Sunday Gospel concert. Live in the Back Room.

A love offering will be taken. Information: 740.438.5273. Find Appalachian Listening Room on Facebook

Sponsored by Pianoworks and CMC Real Estate.

 

Monday, March 20


 

Tijifit at the Library with Victoria McMahon

Logan-Hocking County District Library; 230 E. Main St; Logan; $30 per person; Registration is required; 12 p.m. (every week on Monday)

Taiji fitness is an exercise program that blends the centuries old Chinese martial art of Tai Chi Chuan with modern, western exercise to provide many of the same benefits. Taiji fitness is a non traditional approach designed for beginners and all others who want easy to follow, safe instruction in a comfortable setting from an experienced, dedicated instructor.

Registration is required

. Payment of $30.00 is required to secure your spot in the class.

*Easy to learn

*Suitable for most

*Kinder to knees

*Better for backs

Repeats every week every Monday 6 times.

Monday, March 13, 2017 - 12:00pm

Monday, March 20, 2017 - 12:00pm

Monday, March 27, 2017 - 12:00pm

Monday, April 3, 2017 - 12:00pm

Monday, April 10, 2017 - 12:00pm

Monday, April 17, 2017 - 12:00pm

 

Tuesday, March 21


 

Old Time Music Jam Session at the Bowen House

The Bowen House; 196 Market St; Logan; 740-385-0344; 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Bring your fiddle, banjo, guitar or favorite instrument and join right in.  Led by Liz Shaw.  New and experienced musicians are welcome.  You will leave with new skills after every session.  Donations graciously appreciated for the instructor.

 

Thursday, March 23


 

Cedar Falls Stroll

Cedar Falls; Hocking Hills State Park; 740-385-6841; 10 a.m.

Join the naturalist to explore Cedar Falls and discover unique natural and cultural history of this area in the park.

 

Friday, March 24


 

St. John Catholic Church Lenten Fish Fry

St. John Catholic Church Social Hall; 351 N. Market St; Logan; 740-3185-2549; Adults: $8; students: $6; Family (parents and children under 18): $25; 4 to 7 p.m.

Knights of Columbus St. James Council 2299 presents their annual fish fry which runs through Friday, April 7. The All-you- can-eat fish fry includes sides, dessert and beverages. Carry-out is available. Proceeds benefit scholarship fund; families in need; the Cairo's Organization; and funeral dinners.

Use North Street entrance.

 

Dusk Discovery at Athens Public Library

Athens Public Library; 30 Home St; Athens; 740-385-6841; 6 to 8 p.m.

Join the Hocking College interpretation students and the state park naturalist to enjoy the night-time experience where you can discover the habits of living and non-living organisms. See a mobile planetarium, make crafts, hike and more!

 

Open Mic Night at Utopia – FRIDAY & SATURDAY

Utopia; 117 W Main St; Logan; eatatutopia@gmail.com; 740-380-3337; 7 to 11:30 p.m.

Enjoy the sounds of Open Mic Night at local restaurant Utopia. It will occur weekly every Friday and Saturday night from 7 to 11:30 p.m. beginning Feb. 24 until April 30.

 

Live Music at Hocking Hills Winery – FRIDAY & SATURDAY

Hocking Hills Winery; 30402 Freeman Rd; Logan; 740-385-7117; 6 to 9 p.m.

Enjoy the sweet sounds of music with the great taste of wine at Hocking Hills Winery. Order an appetizer or bring your own food while listening to Creek Don’t Rise Friday night and the Van Dyke Trio on Saturday night

 

The Addams Family Musical at Stuart’s Opera House – FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY

Stuart’s Opera House; 52 Public Square; Nelsonville; brian@stuartsoperahouse.org; 740-753-1924; $8 for students and $12 for adults; 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday

ABC Players present “The Addams Family Musical”, Charles Addams' weird and wonderful family's devilishly delightful life shown in a new musical comedy. Book by MARSHALL BRICKMAN and RICK ELICE. Music and Lyrics by ANDREW LIPPA. Based on Characters Created by Charles Addams. Directed by Chris Parsons with music direction by Devin Sudman. Sponsored by Hocking Valley Bank. March 17-18 & 24-25, 2017 at 7 p.m., matinees March 19 & 26 at 2 p.m.

 

Saturday, March 25


 

Spring Vendor Event

AMVETS Post 1776; 649 Radio Lane; Logan; 1 to 4 p.m.

Spring is in the air! Come start this season off with a fresh new you! Participating vendors include; LuLaRoe Amber & Misty, 31 -Chrissy Kahrig; LuLaRoe Ava Mowery, LuLaRoe Erika Schmiter, LuLaRoe Aimee Averill; Jamberry – Allison Gray, Yonique-Ashleigh Yates; Premier Jewelry- Mirand Robinson; Lip sense-Sarah Kilbarger; Pure Romance-Kristina Gonzales; Scentsy – Britni Lindsey.

 

Food Truck: Chef Moe’s on the Go at Hocking Hills Winery

Hocking Hills Winery; 30402 Freeman Rd; Logan; info@hockinghillswinery.com; 740-385-7177; Free (food vary for prices); 5 p.m.

Enjoy the delectable taste of local restaurant Chef Moe's creations Food Truck at Hocking Hills Winery on March 25 at 5 p.m. For more information call 740-385-7177 or email info@hockinghillswinery.com.

 

FARMERS MARKETS


 

FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY - Flea & Farmers' Market at Hocking Hills Market; US 33, Rockbridge. This is a large flea market with many outside and inside vendors every weekend - Friday through Sunday - featuring unique items, antiques, collectibles, beautiful crafts and outstanding in-season produce.

 

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Thursdays – Thirsty Thursday Happy Hour Rockside Winery & Vineyards, 2363 Lancaster Newark Rd NE, Lancaster; 740-687-4414; 5 pm to 8 pm Looking for the happiest hours out there? We think making it halfway through the week is reason enough to celebrate! Stop by after work for $4 glasses of our estate grown and produced wines. Nosh on our delicious Ohio cheese and crackers at a discount. Otherwise you can bring in your own picnic, or order in from one of the nearby pizza joints! (Recurring Event every Thursday excluding major holidays).

 

MONDAY AND THURSDAYS AND OTHERS BY APPOINTMENT - Beginner Bead Making Classes; Have fun learning to melt glass while making your own glass beads and charms for bracelets, necklaces and earrings. Everything is supplied that you need to make beautiful glass beads. Ages 14 and up. $25 per class, offered at 11 a.m. and 1,3 and 5 p.m.; call for reservations - 740-385-1384; Liquid Light Gallery, 18345 Unger Rd, Logan

 

TUESDAYS - Science with Mr. Turtle at the Logan Library; Join Mr. Harry every Tuesday from 3 - 4:30 p.m. in the Children's Library and explore the world of science. Every age is the right age to learn! Logan Library, 230 East Main Street, Logan. FREE.

 

TUESDAYS AND WEDNESDAYS - Story Time at the Logan Library; Children of all ages can come out for story time. Weekly readings take place at 6:15 p,m. on Tuesdays and 10 a.m. on Wednesdays. Logan Library, 230 East Main Street, Logan. FREE.

 

FIRST AND THIRD WEDNESDAYS - Doodle Bugs - 10 a.m.; FREE art club for newborns, infants and toddlers up to age 3. Meeting the first and third Wednesdays of each month. Participants can come anytime between 10 a.m. and 12 noon. Toddlers will explore the fun

of art hands-on and take home a masterpiece! Newborns and infants will have hands and feet painted for creative keepsakes. Sponsored by the Hocking County Early Childhood Department, Help Me Grow & Early Intervention. Hocking County Library, 230 E. Main Street, Logan; Call Stephanie at 740-380-1315 for more information.

 

WEDNESDAYS - Quilt Therapy - 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Every Wednesday our classroom is open all day for anyone who wants to come and sew. Bring a project, even one you are having struggles with and one of our folks will be happy to help you. It is a fun day to come and be with other quilters. Lunch is on your own. Nelsonville Quilt Company, 52 W Washington St, Nelsonville; call 740-753-3343 for more info; FREE

 

WEDNESDAYS - Sweet Treat Wednesday: Wine tasting paired with locally made Wren Valley Truffles. 25% off hand-made gourmet caramel apples. Bring your own food or have pizza delivered. Hocking Hills Winery, 30402 Freeman Road, Logan, 11 a.m.- 8 p.m. Call 740- 3857117 for more information; COST: $12 for six tastings.

 

THURSDAYS - Yoga at the Bowen House; Join Yoga instructor Elle Delmatto every Thursday at 4:30 p.m. Class fee is $6. Class is open to all and no pre-registration is necessary. The Bowen House Community Center for Arts & Education, 196 N Market St, Logan; call 740-3850344 for more info.

 

THURSDAYS - Yarn Lovers Unite; Members are invited to join at the library to work on various projects and share techniques and progress. Anyone who knits, croquets or sews is invited to attend.  All are welcome regardless of experience and ability, as this is a chance to share and learn. 1 to 3 p.m. Call 740-385-2348 for more information; Logan-Hocking County Library, 230 E. Main Street, Logan, FREE.

 

THURSDAYS - Introduction to Technology. Have questions about your tablet, laptop, email or even Facebook. There will be a staff member in the reference area to help you. Logan Hocking County Library, 230 East Main Street, Logan, 3 - 4 p.m. Call 740-385-2348 for more information.

 

DAILY - Honeybee Extravaganza: The Logan-Hocking County Library has honeybees! We have a beautiful, live bee display, courtesy of Dave Saving. Come and witness the bees work. Find the queen bee! Learn about the interworking of the hive. The bees are on display for everyone to see. Logan Hocking Library, 230 East Main St., Logan. Hours are Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. - 8 p.m., Friday & Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. FREE.

 

DAILY - SALT AND PEPPER SHAKER MUSEUM AT FIDDLESTIX; View several hundred vintage figural salt and pepper shaker sets at Fiddlestix Village; 24180 St. Rt. 93 just south of the St. Rt. 56/93 intersection. A changing display of shaker sets are arranged by categories on shelves in three large windows. Groups include various animals, people, holidays, birds, fish, tools, buildings, vacation souvenirs and many more. Most of the sets are from the 1940s to the present. A smaller window hosts a monthly special exhibit. The best viewing time is between 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Viewers are invited at their own risk, and the exhibit is open unless there is snow or ice on the parking lot. Fiddlestix Village, 24180 St. Rt. 93, Creola - (Do not go to Creola ~ this is a mapping address.) The location is just south of the intersection of St. Rts. 56 and 93, close to Ash Cave. For more information, call Historic Host at 740-753-3105. FREE.

 

DAILY - Paul A. Johnson Pencil Sharpener Museum - Monday - Saturday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Rev. Paul Johnson began his collection over 20 years ago. His Pencil Sharpener Museum, previously located at his home, has been moved to the Welcome Center and is open daily. This amazing collection of over 3400 pencil sharpeners has been featured in national magazines and is reputed to be the largest collection in the United States. Hocking Hills Regional Welcome Center, 13178 St. Rt. 664 S, Logan; 740- 3859706; FREE.

 

DAILY – Columbus Washboard Company Tours; 14 Gallagher Ave, Logan; 740-380-3828 Ever seen the inner workings of a centuries old brick factory with vintage equipment used in the 1800s?  Not only do we have a veritable museum of American history but we actually still use many of these old tools and machines to make the products we ship all over the world.  We invite you and your family to stop in and see us when you're in town and take one of our guided factory tours.  There's nothing quite like it anywhere else in the Hocking Hills. Details: 6 or more people preferred. General Admission $4.00 plus 10% discount on purchases (Plus a free fridge magnet.) Seniors $3.00 plus 10% discount on purchases & free fridge magnet. Students & Children (up to 18) $2.00 plus 10% discount on purchases & free fridge magnet. Active Military (with ID) FREE Tour Times All Year Round Monday – Friday 10:00, 12:00, 2:00 May through October Only Monday – Friday 10:00, 12:00, 2:00 Saturdays 11:30 & 1:00