LILYFEST 2011 SCHEDULE
FRIDAY, July 8th to SUNDAY, July 10th - LILYFEST - Friday 11am to 7pm; Saturday 10am to 5pm; Sunday 10am to 4pm; If you love art, gardens and music, come enjoy the lovely woodland setting at scenic Bishop Educational Gardens, 13200 Little Cola Rd., Rockbridge. Throughout the beautiful gardens, there will be more than 70 fine area artists and craftspersons displaying, demonstrating and marketing their products. Annuals, perennials, and water plants will be for sale, OSU Master Gardeners will answer questions on plant growing and maintenance, and there will be musical entertainment thanks to a Logan-Holl Foundation grant. Parking at two fields, car pool if possible. Admission to Lilyfest is free; donations for parking accepted. Please do not bring pets. Bishop Educational Gardens, 13200 Little Cola, Rockbridge. Follow the signs from US 33 on St. Rt. 374 and St. Rt. 180; FREE
FRIDAY, July 8th - LILYFEST Beekeeping Discussion - 3pm; Spirit Williams, local beekeeper, will discuss beekeeping and answer questions at Lilyfest on Friday, July 8 at 3 p.m; Bishop Educational Gardens, 13200 Little Cola, Rockbridge. Follow the signs from US 33 on St. Rt. 374 and St. Rt. 180; FREE
SATURDAY, July 9th - LILYFEST Perennials with Rick Webb - 11am; Lilyfest visitors can learn about new perennials and how to grow them with Rick Webb, of Webb Perennials in Hocking County. Bishop Educational Gardens, 13200 Little Cola, Rockbridge. Follow the signs from US 33 on St. Rt. 374 and St. Rt. 180; FREE
SATURDAY, July 9th - LILYFEST Nature Walk - 12:30pm and 3:30pm; Paul and Cathy Knoop will lead a nature walk on the Hoskin's Trail which encircles the Lilyfest gardens. Learn about trees, birds, animals and more. Bishop Educational Gardens, 13200 Little Cola, Rockbridge. Follow the signs from US 33 on St. Rt. 374 and St. Rt. 180; FREE
SUNDAY, July 10th - LILYFEST Bird Walk - 10am; venture into the woods at the gardens of Lilyfest with Sara Russell to find a variety of birds. Bishop Educational Gardens, 13200 Little Cola, Rockbridge. Follow the signs from US 33 on St. Rt. 374 and St. Rt. 180; FREE
SUNDAY, July 10th - LILYFEST Historic Apple Presentation - 12:30pm; Derek Mills will tell Lilyfest visitors about the many varieties of historic apples. Bishop Educational Gardens, 13200 Little Cola, Rockbridge. Follow the signs from US 33 on St. Rt. 374 and St. Rt. 180; FREE
ADDITIONAL EVENTS THIS WEEKEND
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
TONIGHT - Owl Prowl - 9pm; The owls of Ohio are some of the most elusive and fascinating of our Hocking residents. Join the naturalist at the Rock House Shelter House for a closer look and listen to these nocturnal creatures. (Please, no pets at the Owl Prowl.) Call 740-385-6841 for more info; FREE
FRIDAY - Wonders of Old Man's Cave - 10am; Meet the Naturalist at the Naturalists' Cabin, behind Old Man's Cave Visitor Center, for a short hike to discover some facts about the history of the area and the rock formations that are found throughout the park. Call 740-385-6841 for more information; FREE
FRIDAY - Survival, Ohio Style - 2pm; Come to the naturalist cabin and put your skills to the test. Or just come and cheer on your favorite team! Call 740-385-6841 for more information; FREE
FRIDAY - Ice Cream Social - 4pm to 7pm; Hot Dogs, Coney Dogs, Hamburgers & Brats Cole Slaw, Baked Beans and Macaroni Salad
Homemade icecream: peach, cherry jubilee, strawberry, blackberry, chocolate and vanilla. Everyone welcome! Bring family and friends.
Scenic Hills Senior Center, 187 S. Spring Street(740) 385-6581
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 - Music at the Millstone - 6pm to 9pm; Enjoy the musical styling's of Skip Hoyt 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 Brenda Sue and the Out of Towners 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 - Karaoke Night at the Brass Ring - 9pm to 1am; Once defined as a form of torture or "Japanese Horror", karaoke is guaranteed to get you out of your shell and make you laugh till your sides ache. Come with your friends or come alone and make new friends. Karaoke Night at the Brass Ring will entertain you as you entertain others. Of course, you don't have to sing but just try to resist joining in the fun. The Brass Ring Restaurant, 14405 Country Club Lane, Logan; 740-380-9412
SATURDAY - 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.
SATURDAY - Creatures of Rose Lake - 9am; Join the Naturalist at the campground shelter area to explore around Rose Lake in search of who might use the lake as their home. Call 740-385-6841 for more info; FREE
SATURDAY - Hocking's Birds of Prey - 2pm; Join the Hocking Hills State Park naturalist at the Naturalist Cabin near Old Man's Cave Visitor Center for a closer look at Ohio's winged predators: hawks, owls, eagles and vultures. Call 740-385-6841 for more info; FREE
SATURDAY - Kids' Craft Saturdays - 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; http://www.scraptasticstore.com/
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! Reservations appreciated, but not required. The Ridge Inn Restaurant, 16178 Pike Street, Laurelville; 740-332-0300
SATURDAY - Music at the Millstone - 6pm to 9pm; Musical entertainment by Cowboy Hillbilly Hippy Folk Band at the Millstone Southern BBQ, 12790 Grey St, Logan; call 740-385-5341 for more info
SATURDAY - 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 Courthouse, Somerset, Zanesville and New Marshfield and are now in their seventh year of performing together, offering quality, family-friendly entertainment. Door prizes, 50/50 drawings & raffles. Food & beverages for sale by the Senior Center. Doors open at 6 p.m. $8, $7 for seniors, children under 6 free; special group rates available. Scenic Hills Senior Center, 187 S Spring St, Logan; 740-385-6581
SUNDAY, July 10th - Glenlaurel Scottish Inn Open House - 2pm to 5pm; Stroll the grounds and feel the magic at our 17th Anniversary Open House! Be entertained by Scottish bagpipe music, wool spinning demonstrations, Celtic dancing and more! Our chefs will grace your taste buds with their delicious culinary delights, and Joppa Spa & Wellness Center will be open for tours. Enjoy live Scottish bagpipe music while touring our lovely rooms, suites, crofts and cottages, hosted by our frequent guests. And you can browse our gift gallery for special prices available only at the open house. Open house is the same weekend as Lilyfest (located 2.3 miles west of us, just off 180), so come to Hocking Hills for a weekend getaway. Children & storytellers are welcome. Visit Lilyfest Sunday morning and our open house on Sunday afternoon. Both locations will inspire the gardener within. Bring a car full or a busload and make it a day in the Hocking Hills!
TUESDAY - Bike Night at the Millstone - 6pm to 9pm; arrive by bike, car or foot and musical entertainment by Double Shot at the Millstone Southern BBQ, 12790 Grey St, Logan; call 740-385-5341 for more info
WEDNESDAY, July 13th - 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 - 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. $10; Scrap-tastic, 247 Zanesville Ave, Logan; 740-380-2767; http://www.scraptasticstore.com/
TUESDAYS - SATURDAYS 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
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
July through Summer - The Civil War and Southern Charm - Hours: Monday & Tuesday by appointment; Wed - Fri 1pm to 4pm; Saturday 11am to 5pm; closed Sunday; A special exhibit has been created at the Historical Society recognizing the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. Memorabilia from the war and women's accessories worn during the period are on display. Hocking County Historical Society 64 N. Culver St.(740) 385-6026
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. 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 September 26, 2011 - David Hostetler Unabridged - 10am to 4pm Tues - Sat; 1pm to 4pm Sun; The exhibition includes sculpture, paintings, prints and early ceramics. Hostetler's wife, Susan has remarked that this installation is possibly the largest collection of the artist's work to appear in an exhibition. Hostetler's works appear in more than twenty-five galleries from New Mexico to the Netherlands. 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.
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 Saturday - Hocking Hills Yoga - Poolside - 9am to 10am; Add a little Zen to your Hocking Hills stay and get energized with a morning yoga session! The Perfect Touch Massage & Traveling Spa is now offering a regular yoga class, poolside, at Old Man's Cave Chalets every Saturday morning. Our highly skilled instructor, Emily, will take you through a series of postures, poses and stretches to help you balance & strengthen your body, while focusing on your breathing to clear your mind and align your energy. Connect with nature as your yoga class takes place surrounded by beautiful woodlands. Bring your swim suit and feel free to take a rejuvenating dip in the pool after class. An amazing way to start your memorable day in the Hocking Hills! $20; class is rain or shine; if weather is inclement, we will hold class indoors. The complete practice is very accessible to every age, body type and experience level. Old Man's Cave Chalets - Poolside, 18905 St. Rt. 664 S, Logan; Reservations recommended by calling 877-869-4631
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
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
WEDNESDAY, July 13th through Saturday, July 16th - Fireman's Old Time Festival; begins at 5pm on Wednesday - Friday; 10am on Saturday and late into the evening each night. From nightly fish fries, entertainment and a midway with rides, to a talent show, cake auction and square dancing, this annual festival in Laurelville packs a lot of fun for the whole family into three nights and a Saturday. Located in the heart of Laurelville - you can't miss it! Visit http://www.laurelvillevfd.com/fest.htm for the full schedule.
THURSDAY, July 14th & FRIDAY, July 15th - 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. $40 / $20 with your own kayak Reservations required; call 740-591-9094 for more info; Touch the Earth Adventures; http://www.hockinghills.com/earthtouch/
THURSDAY, July 14th - Stream Stompin' - 11am; Bring along your wading shoes and meet the Naturalist at the Ash Cave shelter house for a closer look at some of our aquatic residents. Call 740-385-6841 for more info. FREE
THURSDAY, July 14th - Free Summer Concert Series with Woody Pines - 7pm to 9pm; Stuart's continues our free Summer Concert Series with Asheville's Woody Pines! You find yourself in the Mississippi Delta when AM radio is king, sippin' whiskey if you're fortunate and moonshine if you're desperate. Come on down and enjoy some free live music outside in our parking lot. Beer garden, live music and a beautiful night outside on Nelsonville's Square! Stuart's Opera House Parking Lot; 740-753-1924; FREE
FRIDAY, July 15th - Fur, 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.
FRIDAY & SATURDAY, July 15th & 16th - Hocking Valley Community Hospital Foundation Auction & Golf Tournament - 7pm (Friday); HVCH Foundation Auction & Golf Tournament; open to the public. Donated items include vacations, sports items, beautiful handcrafted sculptures, baskets, pottery etc. One of the county's largest and exciting summer events. Social time and dinner at 5 p.m. Live auction begins at 7 p.m. Golf Tournament begins Saturday morning. Call ahead of time to register a team! Auction & Tournament at Brass Ring Golf Club; visit http://www.hvch.org/foundationevents.html for golf team fees and tee times. Sponsored by Hocking Valley Community Hospital Foundation.
FRIDAY, July 15th - 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 Open Highway Bluegrass Band will take the stage performing country and rock & roll. 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; FREE
FRIDAY, July 15th - Music at the Millstone - 6pm to 9pm; Enjoy the musical styling's of Steve Zarate at the Millstone Southern BBQ, 12790 Grey St, Logan; call 740-385-5341 for more info
SATURDAY, July 16th - 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; this month begin at Wind Chime Shop, 29205 Ilesboro Rd, Logan; 740-385-9537
SATURDAY, July 16th - Wonders of Old Man's Cave - 9am; Meet the Hocking Hills State Park Naturalist at the Naturalist's Cabin located behind the Old Man's Cave Visitor Center for a short hike, and discover some facts about the history of the area and the rock formations that are found throughout the park. Call 740-385-6841 for more info; FREE
SATURDAY, July 16th - Music at the Millstone - 6pm to 9pm; Enjoy the musical styling's of Trip Dog at the Millstone Southern BBQ, 12790 Grey St, Logan; call 740-385-5341 for more info
SATURDAY, July 16th - Romantic Moonlight Canoe Trip - 7pm o 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 per canoe for 2 people; Hocking Valley Canoe Livery, 31251 Chieftain Dr, Logan; call 740-385-8685 for reservations.
SATURDAY, July 16th - 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 two people; Hocking Hills Canoe Livery, 12789 St. Rt. 664 S, Logan; call 800-634-6820 for reservations.