September 16, 1010
TODAY THROUGH SUNDAY - Hocking County Fair - 9am daily; visit http://www.hockingcountyfair.com for complete schedule.
TODAY - Cedar Falls Stroll - 2pm; Join the Hocking Hills State Park Naturalist to explore Cedar Falls and discover the unique natural and cultural history of this area of the park. Call 740-385-6841 for more info; FREE
TONIGHT - Junior Brown - 8pm; Stuart's is thrilled to welcome back Junior Brown to our stage. Following years as Austin's best-kept secret, then a few more as the town's one must-see act for visiting musicians and label heads, Junior Brown and his music have since found an audience far beyond the Lone Star border. Junior's first two albums (12 Shades of Brown and Guit With It) have helped establish him as a crowd favorite from Texas roadhouses to the hippest clubs of New York City and Europe. $20 - $28 Stuart's Opera House, 52 Public Square, Nelsonville Historic Art Square; 740-753-1924
TONIGHT - Literary Evening at The Bowen House - 6:30pm; program to be announced; 196 N Market St, Logan; 740-385-3044; FREE
FRIDAY - Hocking's Wildlife - 2pm; Join the Naturalist at the camp amphitheater to explore and take a closer look at some of our native residents. Naturalist will be available to explain and answer questions. Call 740-385-6841 for more info; FREE
FRIDAY - Community Drum Circle - 5:30pm; Barb Long, a Main Street business owner, has started a Community Drum Circle in downtown Logan the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month. Everyone is invited to gather at the gazebo in Worthington Park. Dance, drum or just shake a shekere. Not sure what a drum circle is? Search Community Drum Circle on YouTube. Call Barb at 740-385-0353 for more info.
FRIDAY - Rose Lake Canoe Excursion - 6pm; Join the naturalist and the HOCKING HILLS CANOE LIVERY for a naturalist guided trip around RoseLake. The trip will take approx. 1 hour and will cover many aspects of canoeing safely while we search the lake for wildlife. Space is limited so you must pre-register in person at the camp office prior to the event! We will meet at the dam at Rose Lake. Call 740-385-6841 for more info; FREE
FRIDAY - "Charity Challenge" - 6pm to 9pm; A dozen local charities and non-profit agencies serving Hocking County and Southeastern Ohio will be participating in the first ever "Charity Challenge." The concept is simple: local charities/non-profits will be competing for votes to support their particular cause. Ten dollars ($10) will buy a ballot that is used to get entry to the Bowen House that evening where it is cast for a favorite charity or non-profit agency represented there. Each $10 ballot cast raises $10 for that particular charity or non-profit (un-cast ballots purchased and/or not voted are divided equally among the charities/non-profits). While individuals are at The Bowen House, they can enjoy an evening of live music & food. Performing that night will be "Tom & Larry" Thrush (classic rock); "Michael Maher and the Dahlias" (rhythm & blues), and "Nick Delmatto & Co." (jazz). The Logan "KFC" & "Little Caesars Pizza" are providing a sampling of their food to go along with a variety of popular snacks and beverages. Participating charities & non-profits will have small displays highlighting their work, while representatives will be present to answer questions and otherwise "stump" for your vote. The Bowen House, 196 N Market St, Logan
FRIDAY - Armchair Travels with John Timms - 6pm; Travel across the world without ever leaving your town! The Herbert Wescoat Memorial Library will host Armchair Travels with John Timms. The VCHS Art Teacher will offer a slideshow presentation of his recent summer travels across England and Scotland. It will be held at 6 p.m. in the library meeting room on September 17. Light refreshments will be served by the Friends of the Library. Herbert Wescoat Memorial Library, 120 N Market St, McArthur; 740-596-5691; FREE
SATURDAY - Hocking Hills Indian Run - 5K, 10K, 20K, 40K and 60K races beginning at the Hocking Hills State Park Dining Lodge, with the trail winding through vast wooded areas of the State Park and Hocking State Forest, crossing streams, deep gorges, shimmering waterfalls, lush forests and country roads, leading uphill and down. $30; call 740-385-2750 for info.
SATURDAY - Drive & Discover - 10am to 5pm; On the third Saturday of each month, take a scenic drive through the Hocking Hills while shopping for gifts and treasures such as handcrafted furniture, art glass, candles, quilts, wind chimes and much more! Enjoy artist demos and special discounts at these unique shops. Start at a different shop each month; this month begin at the Wind Chime Shop, 29205 Ilesboro Rd, Logan; 740-385-9537; http://hockinghillsshopin.com
SATURDAY - 4th Annual Tom's Poker Run - 11am; Raffles, prizes, good food, great biking & a worthy cause - who could ask for more? The ride begins at McArthur's SuperValu parking lot, winds through the scenic Hocking Hills area, and ends at the Vinton Co. Board of Developmental Disabilities (VCDD). Cash prizes for Best Hand, 2nd Best, 3rd Best and Worst Hand. Gather at McArthur's SuperValue parking lot; 550 N Market St., Mc Arthur; $10 / rider; $10 / passenger; 740-596-2249 for more info
SUNDAY - Vinton County Air Show - 11am to 5pm; This is the 40th Anniversary of our Air Show and will be spectacular! We will have at least eight performers, OhioUniversity's DC-3, homebuilt experimental aircraft and ultra-lights on display. Hang gliders, parachute jumps and candy drop will also be featured. Barbequed chicken and other food and drinks will be available all day. We ask for a donation of $10/carload for parking. VintonCountyAirport, 66285 Airport Rd, New Plymouth; 740-596-2588 or 740-591-3876; http://www.vintoncountyairport.com/Lists/Events/DispForm.aspx?ID=13
WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY (September 22nd & 23rd) Kayak in the Full Moon - The Native Americans gave names such as flower, harvest and hunter's to each month's full moon. Come marvel as the moonlight dances on the water, and share in the celebration of this natural wonder with a peaceful paddle, guided by the full moon's light. No experience necessary. Reservations required. Call 740-591-9094 for time, location and reservations. Organized by Touch the Earth Adventures
Every Saturday & Sunday - Hocking Valley Scenic Railway - noon and 2:30pm; Take a historic train ride on our family-friendly railroad. Enjoy a narrated ride in a vintage 1920s coach, a 1970 heavy-weight coach or an open air car. See a canal lock. Travel to the last company town in Ohio. Stop at Robbins Crossing, an 1840s pioneer log village. Your visit to the Hocking Valley Scenic Railway can be part of a great family getaway weekend in the beautiful Hocking Hills. Our non-profit, volunteer-run railroad is located in Nelsonville between Logan and Athens on SR 33. Call 800-967-7834 to leave a message to order tickets or purchase tickets online at www.hvsry.org or call 740-750-9531 on Saturdays and Sundays; $12 adult; $10 Senior; $9 Children 3-12; under 3 ride free but must sit on guardian's lap.
SATURDAY through September 25th - Camera Art Show Exhibit - Tuesdays through Saturdays, 1 to 4 pm, or by appointment. The Bowen House, 196 N Market St., Logan. For more information call 740-385-0344; FREE
Every Wednesday - Yoga in the Hills - 6pm to 7pm; This class is offered surrounded by the beauty of the Hocking Hills. Weather permitting classes are outside on our wonderful deck among the trees. This class is perfect for the beginner or those recovering from injuries. Groups are welcome! Call ahead for details - we may be having class, with our wonderful instructor, at a waterfall near you! BlueValley Massage & Traveling Spa - call 888-74-PEACE (747-3223) for location; $10
Every Friday, Saturday & Sunday - Flea & Farmers' Market at Hocking Hills Market; US 33, Rockbridge
Every Saturday - Hocking Hills Farmers' Market - 9am to noon; Find fresh produce & food, plus other agricultural related products. Support area farmers and enjoy the atmosphere at one of Ohio's estimated 200 farmers' markets. Located behind the Logan-Hocking Activity Center, 1593 E Front St, Logan; organized by the Hocking County Farm Bureau; call 740-385-5306 for more info
Every Saturday - Flea Market at Rempel's Grove - 8am to 4pm; browse an assortment of collectibles, antiques and miscellaneous items; proceeds benefit Hocking County Historical Society and Museum; St. Rt. 664 (behind Baymont Inn & Suites)
Every Saturday & Wednesday - Athens Farmers' Market - 10am to 1pm; now in its 38th year, the Athens Farmers' Market serves as a wonderful venue for trade and conversation. It also serves as a kind of food business incubator for small producers attempting to start a new enterprise. In addition to seasonal produce, trees, plants, gourmet baked goods and even gourmet dog biscuits are available. Location: 1000 E State St., Athens; call 740-593-6763 for additional information.
SATURDAY & SUNDAY, September 25th & 26th - Hocking Hills Artists & Craftsmen Association 38th Annual Fall Arts & Crafts Show - Saturday 10am to 5pm, Sunday 11am to 5pm; Juried Artist & Craftsmen with their handmade items from Paintings, Wood, Glass, Fiber Art and many other art forms. Parking & Admission is free. Don't miss the Raffle for all shoppers. Contact Spirit Williams at 740-385-8245 or Don Hibbard at 740-698-0165; FREE
SATURDAY, October 2nd - Harvest Moon Extravaganza - 6pm; A celebration of the "Treasures of the Hocking Hills" featuring local artists with national reach presenting an art auction to support the Bowen House. Silent Auction and Art Preview begins at 6pm, live auction begins at 7pm. Patrons served dinner under the stars at 8pm. Music provided by Hocking County Bluegrass Band, featuring Audie Wykle. Patrons: $50 (includes wine tasting, appetizers and venison dinner; Friends: $25 (includes wine tasting and appetizers) RSVP by September 15th. The Bowen House, 196 N Market, Logan. Call 740-385-0344 for more info
Planning a visit to the Hocking Hills State Park? The Hocking Hills State Park is part of a pilot program called "Carry In, Carry Out". This means whatever you carry into the park you need to carry out, all waste and recyclables. Most National Parks have already adopted this policy. Please help keep the Hocking Hills clean and green.