May 12, 2011
FRIDAY - Paul A. Johnson Pencil Sharpener Museum Grand Opening - 1pm dedication; The Paul A. Johnson Pencil Sharpener Museum will open in its new home at the Hocking Hills Regional Welcome Center. 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 will be 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. Paul's wife, Charlotte, has graciously agreed to move the collection to the Welcome Center so more people will have the opportunity to view her late husband's amazing collection. Hocking Hills Regional Welcome Center, 13178 St. Rt. 664 S, Logan; 740-385-9706; FREE
FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY (and weeknights as offered by instructor, Marco Jerman) - Beginner Bead Making Class - 11am, 1pm, 3pm & 5pm; (1 hour class) 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 person; call for reservations and class times - 740-385-1384; Liquid Light Gallery, 18345 Krinn Unger Keck Rd, Logan
FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY - Nelsonville Music Festival - begins Friday afternoon; Set in the beautiful rolling hills of Southeastern Ohio, the 7th Annual Nelsonville Music Festival is a three-day festival that celebrates music and local artistry of our region. Music features The Flaming Lips on Saturday, George Jones on Friday, and Neko Case on Saturday. We take pride in offering a warm, accepting environment where local artisans can sell and be recognized for their work, where local, regional and national musicians instill their awe-inspiring talents and festival goers can relax and enjoy the fruits of our regional flavor. Call 740-753-1924 for more info or visit http://www.nelsonvillefest.org
FRIDAY & SATURDAY - Cropping Night at Scrap-tastic - 6pm to 11pm; Bring in your photos, scrapbook projects or any other project you are working on and enjoy a relaxing evening with friends. Staff on hand to provide guidance for the beginners and experienced alike. Cricut Expressions machine, Crop-o-dile Big Bite Eyelet setter and other tools are available for rent for the evening for $5 and an in-store purchase. $10; Pizza and Pop provided. Registration is REQUIRED due to limited seating. Please call the store at 385-CROP or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to register. Scrap-tastic, 247 Zanesville Ave, Logan
SATURDAY - Warblers of the Gorge (for International Migratory Bird Day) - 9am; Join the Naturalist at the Naturalist Cabin behind Old Man's Cave Visitor Center for a 3-mile hike (6-mile round trip) to experience the return of the spring warblers and other avian species. Hocking Hills State Park is one of the best places for birding due to the unique ecosystem of the gorge, and this program is for beginner or long-time birders. This is a one-way hike to Cedar Falls (which is not for the easily-winded individual), and the Naturalist will then leave you to explore on your own. Hikers may return through the gorge on their own or arrange pick-up by friends at Cedar Falls. Bring along binoculars and a cool drink and come dressed for the weather. (Transportation will not be provided back from Cedar Falls.) Call 740-385-6841 for more info; FREE
SATURDAY - Migration Birdwalk - 9am to noon; Search different habitats for spring migrants. Last year we saw 50 species of birds! Some binoculars provided. Meet at Hope Furnace. Call 740-596-3030; Lake Hope State Park, McArthur; FREE
SATURDAY - Kid's Craft Day - 2pm to 4pm; This month we are focusing on gifts for Mom. On May 13th, we are making a #1 Mom key-chain, and on May 27th we are making a Butterfly Sun-catcher Wind Chime. Please sign up today in order to reserve a spot for your child. Scraptastic, 247 Zanesville Ave, Logan; 740-380-2767
SATURDAY - Sweet Second Saturday - 5pm to 8pm; On the second Saturday of each month, we dress up the dining room and have live music & great dinner specials. You can even bring a bottle of wine, if you like. Come join us for a great Saturday night out! The Ridge Inn Restaurant, 16178 Pike St, Laurelville; Free entertainment with meal; Reservations appreciated, but not required; 740-332-0300
Saturday, May 14 - Country Music Jubilee - 7PM; Classic/new country, gospel and seasonal music the second Saturday of every month. Show features a five piece band, seven additional performers and special guests. Cast members come from Logan, New Lexington, Hebron, Washington C.H., Somerset, Zanesville, and New Marshfield and are now in the eighth year of performing together, offering quality, family-friendly entertainment. The May show will include songs relating to Mothers in honor and recognition of Mother's Day. Special guests are The Cedar Hill Bluegrass Boys. Doors open at 6 p.m.; show starts at 7 p.m. Admission: $8; $7 seniors. Special group rates; Children under age 6 admitted free. Door prizes, 50-50 and raffles. Food and beverages for sale by the Senior Center. Scenic Hills Senior Center, 187 S. Spring Street; Info: (740) 385-6581 or (740) 385-8655
MONDAY & TUESDAY - Full Moon Paddles - times vary; 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. $40 or $20 with your own kayak; Touch the Earth Adventures; 740-591-9094
WEDNESDAY - Beginner Bead Making Class - 11am, 1pm, 3pm & 5pm; (1 hour class) 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 person; call for reservations and class times - 740-385-1384; Liquid Light Gallery, 18345 Krinn Unger Keck Rd, Logan
Through May - "Flowers" Art Exhibit; Fifth of twelve monthly exhibits for 2011. Art will remain on display the month of May (call to obtain the exact date of closure). Regular exhibit hours are Tuesdays through Saturdays, 1pm to 4pm or by appointment. The Bowen House, 196 N. Market St. Info: (740) 385-0344; www.bowenhouse.org; FREE
Through June 5, 2011 - Equal in Goodness: Ohio Decorative Arts 1788 - 1860 Exhibit - 10am to 4pm Tues - Sat; 1pm to 4pm Sun; The decorative objects which have been selected for this exhibition reflect Early Ohio's settlers' strong cultural ties to other places. For related programming information, please visit our website! Decorative Arts Center of Ohio, 145 E Main St, Lancaster; 740-681-1423; http://www.decartsohio.org
MONDAYS, May 16th through July 25th - "Get Fit at the Library" with FREE YOGA - 6pm to 7:30pm; all skill levels welcome; bring a mat or blanket and water bottle, wear loose, comfortable clothing; Nelsonville Public Library, 95 W Washington St, Nelsonville; 740-753-2118
FRIDAYS AND SATURDAYS - Ravenwood Castle offers dinner buffets by reservation. An array of Salads, artfully crafted Breads, Main Courses, Sides, and the Castle's decadent Desserts, including Tea or Coffee are served in The Great Hall between 6-7:30 p.m. For reservations, call 740-596-2606 or 800-477-1541.
THURSDAYS TO SUNDAYS: The Coach House Tea Room at Ravenwood Castle is open from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Lunch offers typical British specialties such as Coronation Chicken, the Ploughman's Lunch and other sandwiches and salad plates. Ravenwood's Cream Tea is a popular afternoon choice. The Little Shops at Ravenwood are open the same hours as the Tea Room and present unique artisan works and castle-themed gifts. Guests and Visitors are always welcome to stroll through the Gardens. Call 740-596-2606 for information or luncheon reservations.
SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS - May Train Tours - noon and 2:30pm; ride the historic Hocking Valley Scenic Railway. See a canal lock. Travel to the last company town in Ohio. Stop at Robbins Crossing, an 1840s pioneer log village. Visit http://www.hvsry.org/ for schedules and tickets.
The founder of Hocking Valley Canoe Livery recently passed away from an eight year battle with breast cancer. In her memory and cancer victims everywhere we are proud to announce the Osagian Pink Canoe. In addition to Canoe for the Cure, HVCL is motivated to raise money for the Susan G. Komen For the Cure Foundation and the Hocking Hills Cancer Support Group. Hocking Valley Canoe Livery will donate $25.00 each time the Pink Canoe is rented. This canoe is an Osagian Classic with the side-sponsors, finished with a pink powder-coated paint. Spread the word about the Osagian Pink Canoe and help us in our effort to donate to breast cancer research! Hocking Valley Canoe Livery, 31251 Chieftain Dr., Logan; 740-385-8685
Every Wednesday - Yoga in the Hills - Blue Valley Massage & Traveling Spa - call 888-74-PEACE (747-3223) for location; $10 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!
Every Friday, Saturday & Sunday - Flea & Farmers' Market at Hocking Hills Market; US 33, Rockbridge
Every Saturday - Athens Farmers Market's Indoor Winter Market - 10am to 1pm. Come meet the farmers and producers behind the local food movement, all in a warm indoor setting. Look for vendors selling produce, meats, eggs, cheese, jarred products, baked goods and lots more. Don't forget to visit with the vendors who remain outside in the parking lot year-round. Location: Market on State, 1002 E State St , Athens
WEDNESDAYS AND FRIDAYS THROUGH SUNDAYS - Beginner Bead Making Class - 11am, 1pm, 3pm & 5pm; (1 hour class) 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 person; call for reservations and class times - 740-385-1384; Liquid Light Gallery, 18345 Krinn Unger Keck Rd, Logan
FRIDAY, May 20th - Scalawags & Renegades - 10am; The Ohio Frontier was full of heroes and shady characters. Meet at the Shelter House at the Rock House to hike and explore our local history. Call 740-385-6841 for more info; FREE
SATURDAY, May 21st - Hocking Hills Spring Poker Run 2011 - 9:30am to 6pm; The tour will begin at Lake Logan State Park Beach and end up at the Millstone BBQ. A Pancake Breakfast (included in your registration fee) will be available between 9:30-11:30 a.m. First bike out at 10 a.m., last bike out at 12 p.m. BBQ dinner at the Millstone from 3-6 p.m. (not included in registration). Last bike in at 5 p.m. and Winning Hand & Door Prizes will be awarded at 5:15 p.m.
Covering approximately 100 miles, motorcyclists or motorists will stop at many parks and lakes, including Ash Cave. At each stop they receive a poker card and the participant with the best hand at the end wins prizes! $25 for single rider / $30 driver & passenger; Sponsored by Friends of the Hocking Hills State Park; 740-385-1687; http://www.hockinghillspokerrun.com/aws/FHHSP/pt/sp/pokerrun
SATURDAY, May 21st - Drive & Discover -9am to 6pm; 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 more! Enjoy artist demos and special discount at these unique shops. Start at a different shop each month; May - Scenic Way Gifts, 63775 St. Rt. 56, Creola; 740-596-1913
SATURDAY, May 21st - Art Markets - A.L.P.A.C.A. - 10am to 1pm; The Athens Local Professional Artists and Craftsmen Association will offer local art and crafts for sale at the Market on State in conjunction with the Athens Farmers Market. Vendors will feature items such as glasswork, jewelry, ceramics, woodwork, fiber arts, crafts and children's clothing. Market on State. 1002 E State St, Athens; FREE to browse
SATURDAY, May 21 - Wine & Cheese Gala - 7pm; Sponsored by the Hocking County Historical Society and Museum Location: The Stage Coach Conference and Banquet Center, 225 E. Main Street. Tickets are $25 per invitation and the evening will include a silent auction and raffle drawing. Information: (740) 385-6026 www.hockingcountyhistoricalsociety.org
SATURDAY, May 21st - Romantic Moonlight Canoe Trip - 7pm to 11pm; Let the crickets serenade you under a full moon on the Hocking River. Afterward, join us at a bonfire for refreshments and live entertainment. $35; Hocking Valley Canoe Livery, 31251 Chieftain Dr, Logan; Reservations required - call 740-385-8685
SATURDAY, May 21st - Moonlight Tour at Hocking Hills Canoe Livery - 7pm to 11pm; Paddle your canoe from sunset to moonlight, using the light of the moon as it reflects on the water. Your trip ends at the livery with a roaring bonfire, s'mores and a local bluegrass band for your enjoyment. Reservations highly recommended. Meet at the livery at 7:00 p.m. and be sure to bring a flashlight. $35 per canoe for 2; Hocking Hills Canoe Livery, 12789 St. Rt. 664 S, Logan; Reservations required - call 800-634-6820
SUNDAY, May 22nd - Birding by Kayak: Touch the Earth Adventures - 7:30am to 10:30am and 4:30pm and 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. $40 or $20 with your own kayak; call 740-591-9094
THURSDAY, 26th, & SATURDAY, May 28th - Hands-on Stained Glass Workshop - 10am to 12pm; Learn basic copper foil stained glass techniques with Audrey Martin. Classes are two hours long and all supplies are provided. At the end of the class you will walk away with your completed project and the knowledge to dive into more sophisticated glass projects. Fee: $25; All supplies are provided. Contact Audrey Martin, 740-596-1913 to schedule your stained glass workshop. 63775 SR 56, Creola, Ohio 45622, just 3 miles east of Ash Cave at Scenic Way Gifts and Art Glass Studio.