Hocking Happenings: Mark your Calendars with these upcoming events in Hocking Hills

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Thursday, March 9

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.

 

Friday, March 10

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 R&R Acoustic Friday night and Kevin Ashba on Saturday night.

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.

The Dave Horsky Jazz Trio

The Bowen House; 196 N. Market St; Logan; 740-385-0344; $10 donation for general public; $8 for 2017 Bowen House members; 7 p.m.

Drummer Dave Horsky and friends present a jazz evening. Dave will be joined by Bob J. Mills on piano and Terry Douds on bass for the Bowen House Second Friday Parlor Concert. Cost: $10 donation for general public; $8 for 2017 Bowen House members.Space is limited; tickets can be reserved at the Bowen House open Wed. through Sat. from 2 - 5 PM.

LUNASA at Stuart’s Opera House

Stuart’s Opera House; 52 Public Square; Nelsonville; brian@stuartsoperahouse.org; 740-753-1924; $17 - $30 depending on seat location and time of purchase; 8 p.m.

Stuart's welcomes one of the biggest Irish bands around to Nelsonville! Lúnasa have sold more than quarter of a million albums in the course of the band’s career and boast an impressive back catalogue of 7 highly acclaimed and award-winning studio albums. The band is internationally acknowledged as being the finest traditional Irish instrumental outfit of recent times. They are renowned for their stunning shows honed by superb musicianship and a constant touring cycle. They have performed over 1,500 shows across 36 countries since the band formed in 1997. The band has appeared at internationally renowned venues such as The Hollywood Bowl, National Concert Hall (Dublin), Sydney Opera House and Moscow International House of Music. They have been invited to appear at the White House.

AOG Gallery Workshop Open Easel Friday

AOG Gallery & Studio; 120 E. Main St; Lancaster; 740-785-0867; $10 to $15; 6 to 9 p.m.

Join us every 2nd and 4th Friday for open Easel (Limit 10 people) 10 with own supplies $15 supplies included.

 

Saturday, March 11

 

Maple Tapping Festival

Alley Park; Lancaster Parks & Recreation; 2805 Old Logan Rd; Lancaster; 740-687-6651; Free/free breakfast; 8 a.m.

Free admission and parking for the festival.  Enjoy the benefits of Maple and tapping for its delicious sap at the annual festival.

Maple Sugaring in the Hills – SATURDAY, SUNDAY

Old Man’s Cave Visitor’s Center; Hocking Hills State Park; 19852 St. Rt. 664 S; Logan; 740-385-6841; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Join us at the Naturalist Cabin located behind the Old Man’s Cave Visitor Center.  Savor the taste of the season as we boil down our local maple sap.  Discover the many methods used throughout history to make this tasty treat.  12:00 Noon until 4:00 PM   Tours start behind Old Man’s Cave Visitor Center. Visitors can take a guided hike (along an upper trail at Old Man's Cave) and learn the different processes of making maple syrup. Expect to see Ohio Maple Syrup producers selling syrup and candies.

Macrame Workshop at the Bowen House

The Bowen House; 196 N. Market St; 740-3185-0344; $20 for guests and $19 for members; reservations required; 11 a.m.

Enjoy both the class and lunch at the historical Bowen House on March 11 at 11 a.m. $20 for guests and $19 for 2017 Bowen House Members. Includes supplies and lunch. Call 740-385-0344 to reserve your spot. Whether you remember macramé from the '60s or always wanted to learn, this class is for you!

Record Sale & Swap

Stuart’s Opera House; 52 Public Square; Nelsonville; brian@stuartsoperahouse.org; 740-753-1924; 12 to 6 p.m.

Stuarts Opera House is hosting a Record Sale and Swap on the Stuarts stage. Come on down and dig through vinyl records, cds, cassettes, and more from vendors and collectors. It is the perfect event for the vinyl collector, music lover, or anyone looking for that hard to find album. If you are interested in setting up a table please contact Brian Koscho at brian@stuartsoperahouse.org.

Appalachian Listening Room

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

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 11: Jerry Rockwell with Laura Elder

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)

Scenic Hills Senior Center’s Pancake Breakfast

Scenic Hills Senior Center; 187 S. Spring St; Logan; 740-385-6581; Suggested $6 donation; 8 am. to 10:30 a.m.

On the second Saturday of the month enjoy a Pancake Breakfast with the Scenic Hills Senior Center.  Menu: Pancakes, eggs & sausage or sausage gravy biscuits, eggs & hash browns.

 

Sunday, March 12

 

Second Sunday Beadmaking

Ohio Glass Museum; 124 W. Main St; Lancaster; 740-687-0101; $20; reservations required; 1 to 4 p.m.

Watch engaging demos, or choose to try it yourself! Join us on a new monthly creative adventure!  Theresa Cress-Sharp will be narrating and performing live glass beadmaking demonstrations as part of your OGM tour on the Second Sunday of each month.  You'll see rods of beautifully colored glass become molten and shaped into intricate beads!

 

Monday, March 13

 

“Gospel Carry-in & Sing” at Scenic Hills Senior Center

Scenic Hills Senior Center; 197 S. Spring St; Logan; Scenichillsseniors@frontier.com; 740-385-3548; 5 p.m.

Enjoy a night of Gospel Singing. Bring a covered dish to share. Everyone welcome!

 

Book Club

Logan-Hocking County District Library; 230 E. Main St; 740-385-2348; 6 p.m.

Book Club is the second Monday of every month. Book for discussion: Digging to America by Anne Tyler. Everyone welcome!

 

Tuesday. March 14

 

Hocking Valley Photography Group

The Bowen House Community Center for Arts and Education; 196 N. Market Street;740-385-0344; www.bowenhouse.org; 7 p.m.

Free monthly meeting of photography enthusiasts co-led by Dennis Savage and Laura Forbes Champ.

 

Thursday, March 16

Woodchuck Watch

Archery range; 20307-20321 OH-664 Scenic; 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

 

Conkle’s Creep

Conkle’s Hollow; 24858 Big Pine Rd; Rockbridge; 614-265-6561; 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.

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 the 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@startsoperahouse.org; 740-753-1924; 740-753-1924; $8 for students and $12 for adults; 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday

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 the second fish fry of the season - fish frys run through Friday, April 7. All-you- can-eat fish, sides, dessert and beverages. Carry-out 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

 

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.

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)

 

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 FacebookSponsored by Pianoworks and CMC Real Estate.

 

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.

 

ON GOING

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