Thursday, September 22, 2011
Hocking Hills weekend update sept 22, 2011
WEEKEND UPDATE September 22, 2011 SATURDAY & SUNDAY - 39th Annual Hocking Hills Artists & Craftsmen Annual Fall Show - Sat 10am to 5pm; Sun 11m to 5pm; Don't miss the 39th Annual Fall Arts & Crafts Show at the Hocking Hills State Park Dining Lodge on the Main floor and Downstairs. Join us for this juried show of over 40 Artists & Craftsmen showcasing their Fine Arts and Crafts. Admission and Parking are Free; Handicap Accessible; Sign-up to win the free raffle (Donated by Karen Unroe from Bluebird Basketry). Special thanks to the members of the HHACA for organizing the event. NOW through September - "SUPERSIZE Your September" - Monday through Friday at Hocking Hills Canopy Tours; Reserve a Canopy Tour for September and fly on the breathtaking "Super Zip" for just $1. Offer is good Monday through Friday only on full priced canopy tour ($85). Some restrictions apply. Reservations required; call 740-385-9477 to make your reservation (not available online). Hocking Hills Canopy Tours, 10714 Jackson St, Rockbridge TONIGHT - Book Preview & Signing by Author, Judy Maniskas - 7pm; Judy's new book is about the history of Logan and Hocking County, with lots of vintage and archived photos. It's always a treat to hear personal tales about the process of putting together a book such as this one, as well as being able to ask questions on the contents. Hocking County Historical Society, 64 N Culver St, Logan; 740-385-6026; FREE FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY - 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 & SATURDAY - 7:30pm to 10:30pm; Open mic night on The Patio at The Sandstone Restaurant, 117 W Main St., Logan. Call 740-385-9479 for more info. SATURDAY - End of Year River Clean Up - 8am; No, it's not another household chore - the River Clean Up is fun! Join your friends on the river to help preserve the Hocking's natural beauty. Everything is provided, from canoes to trash bags. Hocking Valley Canoe Livery, 31251 Chieftain Dr, Logan; 740-385-8685; FREE 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 SATURDAY - "Outlander" Discussion Returns to Glenlaurel - 11am to 2pm; "The Outlander" is a romantic time travel novel based in Scotland in the mid-seventeen hundreds. Sign up for this upcoming Outlander Group dedicated to Gabaldon's third installment - "Voyager". Emily Bach will once again lead the discussion. Registration is $30 and includes a delectable boxed lunch. Glenlaurel Inn, 14940 Mt. Olive Rd, Rockbridge; Reservations required - call 800-809-7378 or 740-385-4070. SATURDAY - Classic Cruisers Gathering - 5:30pm; Every Saturday classic cars, motorcycles and touring bikes will gather on Nelsonville's Historic Art Square. Enjoy casual and fine dining on the Square. Shops and galleries will be open till 8pm. Sponsored by Nelsonville Main Street, Inc. Donate $3 to Nelsonville Main Street and get your punch card to enter in a drawing for some great gifts in October. Try the Architectural Scavenger Hunt. For more info contact Lynn Garbo at 740-818-9505 or Denny Kish at 740-591-1495; FREE SATURDAY - Robbery Train - 6pm; Ride back into history when our old-time train carries a "gold" shipment. The robbers of Smoke Rise Ranch are planning an attack with their horses and guns to rob the train of its gold and the passengers of their "play" money. This thrilling trip is fun for the entire family and one of our most popular trains. This round trip train is scheduled for 6 p.m. departure and lasts approximately 2 hours. Advance reservations are highly recommended for this train, but not required. Seating is made on a first-come, first-served basis and are not assigned regardless of reservation. $20 for adults, $18 for Seniors (60+), $16 for children 3 to 12 yrs, Under 3 ride free but must sit on guardians lap. Purchase tickets online at http://www.hvsry.org/; call 740-753-9531 weekends only or leave a message at 800-967-7834. TUESDAY - Bonnie "Prince" Billy in Concert - 8pm to 10pm; Will Oldham (Bonnie Prince Billy) is one of the most distinctive, prolific songwriters in America, having recorded under the names Palace, Palace Brothers, Palace Music and, most recently, Bonnie "Prince" Billy. He has collaborated with artists as diverse as Matt Sweeney, Sage Francis and Johnny Cash. Don't miss this great songwriter playing at the historic Stuart's Opera House; $25 - $35; Stuart's Opera House, 52 Public Square, Nelsonville; 740-753-1924 for tickets and info or http://www.stuartsoperahouse.org/ 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! THURSDAY, Sept 29th - 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; Hocking Hills State Park, Old Man's Cave, State Route 664 S, Logan; 740-385-6841 for more info; FREE THURSDAY, Sept 29th - 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. Call for additional days and times. THURSDAY, Sept 29th - Paul Geremia; Special Backstage Show at Stuart's Opera House - 8pm;For almost forty years, Paul Geremia has survived solely by the fruit of his musical labours. Having abandoned all other means of support in 1966, he has been travelling far and wide ever since, performing in every capacity from street singing to club and concert bookings, throughout the U.S.A., Canada and Europe.In the years since, Geremia has built a reputation as a first rate bluesman, songwriter, a "scholar" of early jazz and blues, and one of the best country blues fingerpickers ever with his tools - six and twelve-string guitars, harmonica, piano and a husky soulful voice - and with an innate sense of the humor as well as the drama of the music, he keeps traditional blues fresh and alive with his performances. Tickets $10. Call 740-753-1924 or visit http://www.stuartsoperahouse.org/ to purchase tickets. Stuart's Opera House, 52 Public Square, Nelsonville. ONGOING: SATURDAY, September 3rd through September - "Birds" Exhibit; Ninth of twelve monthly exhibits for 2011. Exhibit will remain on display through September; Regular hours are Tuesday through Saturday 1pm to 4pm or by appointment; The Bowen House, 196 N Market St, Logan; 740-385-0344 for more info. 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 Through 2011 - "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 through October - 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; monthly special events too. September 21st - Ice Cream Eating Contest at 11am; October 12th - Pumpkin Patch Day; October 26th - Halloween Party at 6pm. Every Friday, Saturday & Sunday - Flea & Farmers' Market at Hocking Hills Market; US 33, Rockbridge Every Saturday & Wednesday - Athens Farmers Market's - 10am to 1pm. Come meet the farmers and producers behind the local food movement. Look for vendors selling produce, meats, eggs, cheese, jarred products, baked goods and lots more. Location: Market on State, 1002 E State St , Athens; for more info call 740-593-6763 or visit http://www.athensfarmersmarket.org/ SATURDAYS - Classic Cruisers Gathering - 5:30pm; Every Saturday classic cars, motorcycles and touring bikes will gather on Nelsonville's Historic Art Square. Enjoy casual and fine dining on the Square. Shops and galleries will be open till 8pm. Sponsored by Nelsonville Main Street, Inc. Donate $3 to Nelsonville Main Street and get your punch card to enter in a drawing for some great gifts in October. Try the Architectural Scavenger Hunt. For more info contact Lynn Garbo at 740-818-9505 or Denny Kish at 740-591-1495; FREE 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. SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS - Noon Train With Historic Village Stop - noon; 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! SPECIAL NOTICE FROM HOCKING HILLS STATE PARK As of September 6, 2011, the Old Man's Cave Gorge Trail (blue trail) from the Lower Falls at Old Man's Cave to the old floating bridge at Cedar Falls will be closed. Park staff will be working to restore the trail due to flood damage that occurred in July. The trail will reopen October 1, 2011. Hikers can still hike from Old Man's Cave to Cedar Falls by utilizing the Gorge Overlook Trail (red trail). Thank you for your patience as these critical repairs are completed.