April 15, 2010
Through April 24th - Logan High School Art Exhibit - 1-4 pm. Tue-Sat or by appointment. Come view the much anticipated Logan High School's Art Department's 2010 selections. You won't be disappointed! Cost: Free, Donations encouraged. Contact: The Bowen House, 196 N Market, Logan; Phone: 740-385-0344; FREE
Through April 25th - Time to Collaborate: Ceramic and Glass Time Pieces - Tues-Sat, 10 am - 5 pm, Sun, 12-5 pm. Time to Collaborate: Ceramic and Glass Time Pieces by Laurie Vancouver and Amanda Buchanan. Food and libations will be available at the opening on March 26. This show runs through April 25, 2010. Contact: Starbrick Gallery, Phone: 740-753-1011; 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
TONIGHT - Literary Evening at the Bowen House - 6:30pm to 8:30pm; (author/topic TBA) The Bowen House, 196 N. Market Street (740) 385-0344; www.bowenhouse.org; FREE
TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY - "Strawberry Fields Forever" - 7:30pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 2:30pm Sunday; PRESENTED BY HAVERING COLLEGE IN ASSOCIATION WITH HOCKING COLLEGE. The fourth International CrossOver Project will be Strawberry Fields Forever - a new Beatles musical written and produced by Peter Dayson will be arriving in Nelsonville after performances in London and Essex! Don't miss another great CrossOver Project show and an evening of great Beatles music! Tickets: $5 to $10; call 740-753-1924 for tickets
FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY - Shoot the Hills Photography Competition; This annual photography contest allows photos shot in Hocking, Athens, Fairfield and Vinton counties, taken in a single 24-hour period. Photo categories are: Landscape, Flora, Wildlife, Abstract, Human Interest and "Photographer's Choice." Visit our website; http://www.shootthehills.com for registration and more information. Registration cost: $25 - $50. A variety of photography programs, special speakers and nature hikes are open and FREE to the public. All programs located at the Hocking Hills State Park Dining Lodge. Call 740-774-6243 for more info. Sponsored by the Friends of Hocking HillsState Park.
FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY - Shoppe the Hills - noon Friday till 2pm Sunday; This juried craft and artisan show is held in conjunction with the Shoot the Hills Photography Weekend and Competition. Vendors will be set up on the lawn in front of the Hocking Hills Dining Lodge as well as inside the building. Shops throughout the area will also be participating. Artisan demonstrations will be taking place throughout the weekend. Visit our website for more information; http://www.1800hocking.com/whattodo/shoppe_the_hills
FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY - Spring Literary Arts Festival; Enjoy displays, children's activities, storytelling sessions, dance programs, musical performances and keynote presentations by award-winning and New York Times bestselling authors. 1920's theme. Herbert Wescoat Memorial Library, 120 N Market St., McArthur; call 740-596-5691 for detailed schedule
FRIDAY - Cameras and Critters - 3pm; Bring your camera and join the Naturalist on the Hock-Hocking Expedition Trail located behind the Park Naturalist Office for a chance to photograph some of our wilder residents "up close & personal." Call 740-385-6841 for more info; FREE
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 more! Enjoy artist demos and special discount at these unique shops. Start at a different shop each month:
January, June & November: Ruby's Country Cupboard, 16734 St. Rt. 374, Laurelville 740-385-9696
February, July & December: Scenic Way Gifts, 63775 St. Rt. 56, Creola 740-596-1913
March & August: Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls, 21190 St. Rt. 374, Logan 740-385-7489
April & September: Wind Chime Shop, 29205 Ilesboro Rd., Logan 740-385-9537
May & October: Honey Fork Fabrics: 19151 Goat Run-Honey Fork Rd., Logan 740-385-6072
SATURDAY - 2010 TRILLIUMFEST - 10:30am to 2pm; Annual wildflower celebration hosted by Clyde Gosnell & Louise (Omie) Warner, Jim & Sandy Davidson and Ileen Wachtel. Hikes are scheduled for 10:30am and 2pm. Potluck occurs at 12:30pm. Table service, drinks and ice cream are provided. Mathias Grove, 25779 Bailey Rd, Rockbridge. Mathias Grove is protected from development in perpetuity through an easement donation to the land trust, Appalachia Ohio Alliance. Please no pets and remember, Mathias Grove is smoke-free. For more information call 740-983-2487 for Omie and 614-451-3009 for Sandy
SATURDAY - Logan in Bloom/Paint the Town Pink Kickoff - 11am, Worthington Park, corner of Main and Market Streets. Logan in Bloom kicks off at 11:00 a.m. with an auction at Noon. View displays by the Hocking County Soil and Water District and the Ohio Department of Urban Forestry. There will be a plant giveaway and individuals can sign up for plots at the community garden. At Noon, an auction will be held with several items up for bid including garden sculptures by local artists. Also available will be hanging baskets of annuals and perennials , decorated ceramic bowls, organic fertilizer, homemade bags, and a two drawer tool chest donated by Sears. Hand painted flags by LHS students will be available for voting with prizes for first, second and third places.
(There is no fee for a community garden plot and interested parties may sign up at Saving Hardware to contact Sarolin Griggs at (740) 385-4627.) Info: (740) 385-5627
April 20th - Tour the Historic Chakeres Theater - 4pm to 6pm; This tour represents yet another chance to view the historic Chakeres Theatre, last open for touring in 2008. Bring photos and memories to share or experience the possibilities for the first time. Hosts are CMC Real Estate Group and the Chakeres Theatre Restoration Corporation - a 501 (c)(3) organized to save and restore the theater for performing arts and movies. Info: (740) 380-1555; FREE
April 22nd - Hocking County Historical Society presents a program on the Revolutionary War - 7 pm; presented by Steve and Sherri Saines; 64 N Culver St. Call 740-385-6026 for more information; FREE
April 23rd - Jeweled Dragons - 2pm; Join the Naturalist for a closer look at Hocking's not-so-mythical dragonflies & damselflies. These flying, crawling & swimming insects lead an amazing life that we can peek in on. Meet at the main playground in the camp (near site #143) for a short stroll down to Rose Lake. For information call 740-385-6841; FREE
April 23rd - Spring Wine Tasting at the Inn - 6pm; Get together with a group of friends and come party the evening away with Inn Owner Terry Lingo, Chef Anthony and a selected wine expert. Bring all your questions and a hearty appetite. Come and we'll provide an unforgettable evening. Tonight's event will showcase French Wines. Cost: $75. Call 800-653-2557 for reservations.
April 23rd & 24th - The Power of Poetry - Hocking County Poetry Festival - Friday, April 23; A program of poetry with musical accompaniment will begin at 7:30 P.M. at the Izaac Walton League Lodge on Lake Logan. Piano and vocal music will be performed by Evie Adelman, David Darling, Laszlo Slomovits, Norman Cohn and Kathy Heim.
Saturday, April 24
New poetry with musical accompaniment at 7:30 P.M featuring David Darling, Evie Adelman, Laszlo Slomovits, Tina Stewart, Norman Cohn, and Kathy Heim. Music will begin at 7 at the the Izaac Walton League Lodge on LakeLogan. Visit http://www.powerofpoetry.org for more information and directions; FREE
April 24th - Birding by Kayak - 7:30am to 10:30am & 4:30pm to 7:30pm; Julie Davis, president of Columbus Audubon, leads us into the nooks and crannies of serene waterways in search of birds large and small. Trips last three hours. No experience necessary. Reservations required. Cost: $40/$20 with your own kayak; Call 740-591-9094 for reservations.
April 24th & 25th - Ag Days at Hocking County Fairgrounds - 9am to 5pm Saturday, 9am to 4pm Sunday Hocking, Fairfield and Perry County Farm Bureaus present the second annual Ag Days event. Ag Days will feature a steam engine powered saw mill, antique and modern farm equipment, arts and crafts, and ATV safety course, safety meetings, food, farm animals and much more for the family to enjoy. Hocking County Fair Grounds, North Homer Ave, Logan; Info: Hocking/Fairfield County Farm Bureau office: 800-992-3276 or Perry County Farm Bureau: 800-964-8184; FREE
April 24th - Wildflowers & Waterfalls Hike - 10am; Observe nature's carpet of wildflowers and sparkling waterfalls in the beautiful Hocking Hills. Meet at the Ash Cave parking lot. For information call 740-385-6841; FREE
April 24th - Lake Hope Annual Wildflower Hike - 1pm to 3pm; 1.5-mile walk along Raccoon Creek to identify wildflowers and discuss folklore. Meet at Hope Furnace with your vehicle. For more information call 740-596-3030
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