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
TODAY - Beginner 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.
TODAY - Skin, Skulls & Tracks - 2pm; Join the Naturalist at the Campground Amphitheater to explore the signs our local wildlife leave behind. Call 740-385-6841 for more info; FREE
TONIGHT - Civil War Program with General Sherman - 7pm to 9pm; A regally costumed Gen. Sherman (presented by Frank Bullock) will discuss the events leading up to the start of the Civil War, as well as the early part of that conflict. Worthington Park, Main & Market Streets in historic downtown Logan (rain location: Historical Society Museum, 64 Culver St, Logan) Call 740-385-4346 for more info; FREE
TONIGHT - Historic Lantern Tour of Ash Cave - 9pm; The mystery of Ash Cave is special as far back as the last Ice Age and beyond. Join the naturalist in the parking lot area to explore Ash Cave by lantern light and learn about this special history first hand. We supply the lights ... you supply the imagination. (Please, no pets at the lantern tour) Call 740-385-6841 for more info; FREE
FRIDAY - Furs, Feathers, Feet & Fangs - 2pm; Join the naturalist at the Campground Amphitheater to discover the many special wildlife adaptations and discuss how to search for signs of the many species here at Hocking Hills. Call 740-385-6841 for more info; FREE
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
FRIDAY - Final Fridays - 6pm to 10pm; Learn the fascinating history of the Historic Square in Nelsonville on a self-guided walking tour. Photographic clues will be given in a flyer - how many can you find? Learn about the significant buildings and their original purposes in this thriving, progressive coal-boom town. This Scavenger Hunt will be available all summer at the many shops in the Historic Square Arts District. Prizes! Call 740-753-1011 for more info; FREE
FRIDAY - Music at the Millstone - 6pm to 9pm; Enjoy the musical styling's of Tess George at the Millstone Southern BBQ, 12790 Grey St, Logan; call 740-385-5341 for more info
FRIDAY - Concerts in the Park - 7pm to 8:30pm; Summer concert series in its 19th season features a different band every Friday evening June through August. This week the Clark Family Gospel Music will take the stage. Concerts are family friendly and alcohol and smoke free. Bring lawn chairs for seating. Hocking County Children's Chorus will sell food and beverages at the park. Concerts generally go forward rain or shine except in severe weather. Worthington Park, corner of Main & Market Streets in historic downtown Logan; call 740-603-0703 for more info
FRIDAY - Rose Lake Canoe Excursion - 7pm; Join the naturalist and the HOCKING HILLS CANOE LIVERY for a naturalist guided trip around Rose Lake. 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
SATURDAY - Hocking Valley Community Hospital Wellness 5k Walk/Run - 9am; Third Annual 5K Walk/Run, with proceeds benefiting Hocking Valley Community Hospital. Call us for more information, plus map and registration. $15 pre-registration/$20 on race day. Begins at Hocking County Fairgrounds; Hunter & Homer Streets, Logan; Call 740-380-8298 for more info.
SATURDAY & SUNDAY - Hocking House Fine Craft Gallery Open House - 10am to 5pm; If you like gardening or art you won't want to miss this! Come enjoy this two-day annual event that emphasizes art as an integral part of the garden. Clay artist Jean Magdich opens her private gardens as well as those surrounding her gallery. Tour the gardens and meet the artist, plus a select group of other area craftsmen showing their wares. No pets please! Hocking House Gallery, 29580 Big Pine Rd (corner of St. Rt. 664 S and Big Pine Rd), Logan; 740-385-4166
SATURDAY & SUNDAY - 44th Tour of Homes - Fairfield Heritage Association - noon to 5pm; This year's "Town & Country" theme features a self-guided tour of seven unique homes in and around Lancaster. Ticket price includes three museums and a special discount at two others. $15 adults ($12 presale); $6 Children; tickets can be purchased online or by phone; 740-654-9923; http://www.fairfieldheritage.org/ Located in Lancaster and surrounding area.
SATURDAY - Kid's Craft Saturday - 2pm to 4pm; Twice each month we will be providing a themed craft for your child to create and take home. Please check our website for craft themes. $5 Scrap-tastic, 247 Zanesville Ave, Logan; 740-380-2767.
SATURDAY - Music at the Millstone - 6pm to 9pm; Enjoy the musical styling's of Stacey Skaggs at the Millstone Southern BBQ, 12790 Grey St, Logan; call 740-385-5341 for more info
SATURDAY - Flaming Torchlight Canoe Trip - 6:30pm to 11pm; Night time on the Hocking River is magical, and nothing is more exciting than experiencing it by torchlight: flickering flames reflecting on rippling water, golden eyes blinking from surrounding trees, all bathed in a surreal, golden glow. For romantics, friends and families, the river by torchlight is an unforgettable delight. A roaring campfire greets your return, with refreshments and entertainment. $40 per canoe; Hocking Valley Canoe Livery, 31251 Chieftain Dr, Logan; 800-686-0386
SUNDAY - Birding by Kayak - 7:30am to 10:30am and 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. $40 / $20 with your own kayak; Touch the Earth Adventures; 740-591-9094.
TUESDAY - Bike Night at the Millstone - 6pm to 9pm; arrive by bike, car or foot and enjoy the musical styling's of Trip Dog at the Millstone Southern BBQ, 12790 Grey St, Logan; call 740-385-5341 for more info
WEDNESDAY, June 29th - Weekly 5-Star Hike Series - Old Man's Cave - 10am; Each week we pick a new location to explore. Meet the naturalist at the Old Man's Cave Visitor Center. Call 740-385-6841 for more info; FREE
WEDNESDAY, June 29th - Summer Entertaining Cooking Class - 11am to 2pm; Learn to make summer foods that are quick and easy, and perfect for entertaining summertime guests. This class includes instruction, recipes and lunch. $55; Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls, 21190 St. Rt. 374, Logan; Reservations required - call 800-653-2557.
THURSDAY, June 30th - Creatures of Rose Lake - 9am; Join the Naturalist at the Rose Lake dam to explore around Rose Lake in search of who might use the lake as their home. Call 740-385-6841 for more info; FREE
THURSDAY, June 30th - Hocking's Wildlife at the Cabin - 2pm; As you pass by on your hike today stop by the Naturalist Cabin, located behind the Old Man's Cave Visitor Center, 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
TUESDAYS - SATURDAYS Washboard Festival Quilt Show - Sixth of twelve monthly exhibits for 2011. Exhibit runs through June 25 and features quilts from Brown County. The 2011 show consists of 40 quilts from the historic river town of Ripley provided by the Safe House Quilters. The group's name came from the fact that Ripley played a major role in the Underground Railroad by providing safe houses for slaves traveling to freedom in Canada. Brown County is a participant in the quilt barn trail phenomenon that links its Quilt Barn and Covered Bridge Tour with other Ohio counties participating in the "Clothesline of Quilts" across Southern Ohio and throughout the United States. Open Tuesdays through Saturdays, 1-4pm; hours will be extended during the Washboard Music Festival - June 16 - 18. The Bowen House, 196 N. Market St. Info: (740) 385-0344; www.bowenhouse.org; FREE
June Through the Summer - "Logan and Hocking County...A Timeline"
New Exhibit at the Historical Society features several hundred years of the county's history condensed into four panels on display. The timeline includes Native Americans, the first settlers (1798), the Civil War, the Hocking Valley Railway, and more...up to the year 1917, when Logan celebrated its centennial. Hours: Monday & Tuesday by appointment; Wed - Fri 1pm to 4pm; Saturday 11am to 5pm; closed Sunday. Hocking County Historical Society 64 N. Culver St.(740) 385-6026 www.hockingcountyhistoricalsociety.com
WEDNESDAYS - Hocking County Farmers Market - 9am to noon every Wednesday and 4pm to 7pm on the last Wednesday of the month; purchase local produce at Logan Hocking Activity Center, 1593 E. Front St, Logan; 740-385-4322; weekly special events too. June 25th - Washboard Music Day at 11:30am; July 20th - Corn Roast at 11am; August 17th - Bob Evans Day at 10am; September 21st - Ice Cream Eating Contest at 11am; October 12th - Pumpkin Patch Day; October 26th - Halloween Party at 6pm.
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
DAILY - Paul A. Johnson Pencil Sharpener Museum - Mon to Sat, 9am to 5pm; Sun 11am to 5pm; 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; 740-385-9706; FREE
DAILY (Mon - Sat) The Columbus Washboard Company Museum and Gift Shop - Monday through Friday at 10:00am, noon, and 2:00pm; Saturdays at noon, and Sundays and holidays by appointment. There is so much history from our company and building's past that we wish to share it with everyone. The tour will not only provide historical information, but will also include the opportunity to observe the manufacturing of washboards, and participate in making music with the washboard. The factory will operate daily, as usual, with our washboards being produced one at a time by hand. We are the only manufacturer of washboards remaining in the United States. Our gift shop features our washboards, memorabilia and new line of vintage soaps. The Museum is a WiFi hotspot and offers snacks and beverages, for a place to relax and take care of business. Tours will be offered Monday through Friday at 10:00am, noon, and 2:00pm; Saturdays at noon, and Sundays and holidays by appointment. Special arrangements will be made for large groups. Museum hours are Monday through Friday 9:00am to 4:00pm; Saturdays 11:00am to 2:00pm. $4 for tour which includes souvenir magnet.
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
SECOND WEDNESDAYS through December 14th - Card Embossing Class - 6pm to 7pm; Come in and learn how to emboss using heat tools. We are conducting a class that teaches the basics and allows you to complete one card to take with you. Themes for classes are available on our website. Scrap-tastic, 247 Zanesville Ave, Logan; 740-380-2767; http://www.scraptasticstore.com/
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 - June 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
The 3rd Annual Ohio Wildlife Legacy Stamp photo contest is underway, challenging resident photographers to enter their best snapshots of a native salamander. The winning photograph will be featured on the third Ohio Wildlife Legacy Stamp to be issued March 1, 2012. The contest is open to Ohio residents, ages 18 years and older; one cash prize will be awarded to the winning photographer. Young photographers, age 17 and under, also are encouraged to submit their photographs of these vernal pool inhabitants. The winner in this category will receive Web and print recognition. Discover more about the stamp by visiting wildohiostamp.com or calling 1-800-WILDLIFE; Complete contest rules are available at wildohiostamp.com
FRIDAY, July 1st - Concerts in the Park - 7pm to 8:30pm; Summer concert series in its 19th season features a different band every Friday evening June through August. This week the Woodie Phillips Show will take the stage performing classic and new country tunes. Concerts are family friendly and alcohol and smoke free. Bring lawn chairs for seating. Hocking County Children's Chorus will sell food and beverages at the park. Concerts generally go forward rain or shine except in severe weather. Worthington Park, corner of Main & Market Streets in historic downtown Logan; call 740-603-0703 for more info
FRIDAY - Music at the Millstone - 6pm to 9pm; Enjoy the musical styling's of Greg Norris at the Millstone Southern BBQ, 12790 Grey St, Logan; call 740-385-5341 for more info
SATURDAY, July 2nd - Arts Market - HHACA - 9am to 5pm; The Hocking Hills Artists and Craftsmen Association Art Market features hand-made arts and crafts from our Association members in and around the Hocking Hills. Each individual artist or craftsman will be present to answer your questions about their items offered for sale, as well as discuss that possible special consignment piece for you. Each month the roster of artists and craftsmen may change to reflect the different interests of both our artists and our visitors. Come and explore the local, hand-made, one-of-a-kind arts and crafts at the Market. Hocking Hills Market, US Rt 33 at St. Rt. 374, Rockbridge; 740-698-0165
SATURDAY, July 2nd - Wild Weekend Discovery Series - 10am to noon; The public is invited to bring your children and enjoy a fun-filled educational program designed for kids preschool to 5th grade. They will enjoy a different lesson every month, with an activity and a craft to complement the lesson. Get your Smokey Bear card punched each time you participate, and on your 6th visit receive a patch! July is butterflies month; Wayne National Forest Headquarters, US Rt 33, Nelsonville; 740-753-0101
SATURDAY, July 2nd - Vinton County Shop Hop - 10am to 4pm; Follow the hills and dales of Vinton County to a variety of quaint antique and gift shops, artisan studios, covered bridges and colorful quilt barns. 800-596-4459
SATURDAY, July 2nd through July 30th - Express Yourself - Tuesdays through Saturdays 1pm to 4pm or by appointment; Take part in the July exhibit at The Bowen House this summer. Rejuvenate your spirit, relax your mind and explore your creativity. Stations will be set up throughout the Bowen House to express your creativity through various art projects. www.bowenhouse.org. The Bowen House, 196 N. Market St, Logan (740) 385-0344
SATURDAY - Music at the Millstone - 6pm to 9pm; Enjoy the musical styling's of Mothman at the Millstone Southern BBQ, 12790 Grey St, Logan; call 740-385-5341 for more info
SUNDAY - Flaming Torchlight Canoe Trip - 6:30pm to 11pm; Night time on the Hocking River is magical, and nothing is more exciting than experiencing it by torchlight: flickering flames reflecting on rippling water, golden eyes blinking from surrounding trees, all bathed in a surreal, golden glow. For romantics, friends and families, the river by torchlight is an unforgettable delight. A roaring campfire greets your return, with refreshments and entertainment. $40 per canoe; Hocking Valley Canoe Livery, 31251 Chieftain Dr, Logan; 800-686-0386
MONDAY, July 4th - Fireworks Shuttle Train - departs 7:30pm, 8:30pm and 9:30pm; Take the train to enjoy "Thunder in the Valley," the largest fireworks display in southeast Ohio. You'll avoid the hassle of getting out of the parking lot at Hocking College after the fireworks, and enjoy the three-mile round trip to and from the fireworks (which start at 10 p.m.) via the train. $3 per passenger; Hocking Valley Scenic Railway, 33 W Canal St, Nelsonville; 740-753-9531 (weekends only) http://www.hvsry.org/
MONDAY, July 4th - "Thunder in the Valley" Fireworks Spectacular - 10pm on the Hocking College Campus; music simulcast by Power 105.5 WXTQ
MONDAY, July 4th - 4th of July Fireworks at Hocking County Fairgrounds - 9:30pm; sponsored by Citizens Bank; Hocking County Fairground is located at Hunter and Homer Streets in Logan
TUESDAY, July 5th - Bike Night at the Millstone - 6pm to 9pm; arrive by bike, car or foot and enjoy the musical styling's of Legacy at the Millstone Southern BBQ, 12790 Grey St, Logan; call 740-385-5341 for more info
Please advise visitors about the Hocking Hills State Parks' new "Carry In, Carry Out" policy - all waste and recyclables carried into the Parks must be carried out. Help keep the Hocking Hills clean and green.