October 13, 2011
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 - Fall Foliage Train Ride - 1:30pm to 3:30pm; Take a leisurely trip on a passenger train dating back to the 1920s. Hear about Hocking Valley history as you pass the remains of industries, canal locks and other historic landmarks. The trip covers 22 miles roundtrip and stops for 30 minutes at a pioneer log village (Robbins Crossing) before returning to the depot. $16/adult; $14/senior; $11/child (3-12); Purchase tickets online at http://www.hvsry.org/; call 740-753-9531 weekends only or leave a message at 800-967-7834.
FRIDAY & SATURDAY - Open Mic Night on The Patio - 7pm; Enjoy the crisp fall weather on The Patio at The Sandstone Restaurant. This is the last weekend for the Patio till next Spring! Great food and fun. The Sandstone Restaurant, 117 W Main St, Logan; 740-385-9479
FRIDAY - Full Moon Tour of Ash Cave - 7pm; Ash Cave holds many mysteries for the twilight hiker. Join the Naturalist in the parking lot area to explore Ash Cave by the light of the full moon and learn its uniqueness first hand. Mother Nature supplies the light...you supply the imagination. (Please, no pets at the full moon tour.) Hocking Hills State Park, Ash Cave, St Rt 56; call 740-385-6841 for more info; FREE
FRIDAY - Fall Wine Express on the Hocking Valley Scenic Railway - 7pm to 8:30pm; Join us for the Fall Wine Express on the Hocking Valley Scenic Railway! Stuart's hosts a ride through the beautiful Hocking Valley on the historic Hocking Valley Scenic Railway, a ride which will include wine and cheese, too. Enjoy a great night out and support a great cause - all proceeds benefit Stuart's Opera House. $25-$35; Hocking Valley Scenic Railway, 33 Canal St, Nelsonville; 740-753-1924 for tickets; http://www.stuartsoperahouse.org/
FRIDAY - The Kruger Brothers in Concert - 8:30pm to 10:30pm; Stuart's is excited to welcome back crowd favorite and bluegrass veterans The Kruger Brothers! Born and raised in Europe, brothers Jens and Uwe Kruger started singing and playing instruments at a very young age. The Kruger Brothers personify the spirit of exploration and innovation that forms the core of the American musical tradition. $15-$25; Stuart's Opera House, 52 Public Square, Nelsonville; 740-753-1924; http://www.stuartsoperahouse.org/
SATURDAY - Fall Color Tour Photography Workshop - 9am; Hands-on photography workshop that provides practical and usable knowledge in nature photography. Workshops are held in the Hocking Hills State Park areas. Slide program and handout information. Lunch is provided. $129; registration required; The Old Bear's Den Center - Eric Hoffman; 16961 Harble-Griffith Rd, Logan; 740-380-2039
SATURDAY - 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. This month begin at Scenic Way Gifts, 63775 St. Rt. 56, Creola; 740-596-1913
SATURDAY & SUNDAY - Spirits of the Hills Open House - 10am to 6pm; Annual spring and fall open houses of our Fine Arts & Crafts Gallery, featuring many new artists and works of art for sale. Spirits of the Hills Fine Art Gallery, 23500 St Rt 180, Rockbridge (6.6 miles from US 33 on State Route 180 - 10 miles from Laurelville) 740-385-8245 for more info
SATURDAY - Fall Color Hike at Lake Hope State Park - 10am; 3-mile guided hikes begin at 10 a.m. from the shelterhouse. Hike ends at Hope Furnace with bean soup and cornbread. Shuttles return you to your car. Enjoy Sassafras tea at the start. Lake Hope State Park, 27331 St Rt 278, McArthur; 740-596-3030; FREE
SATURDAY - Hocking Hills Yoga - 11am to 12:15pm; 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, at Hocking Hills Dining Lodge 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. An amazing way to start your memorable day in the Hocking Hills! $20 per class or pre-purchase 3 classes and 4th one is free. The complete practice is very accessible to every age, body type and experience level. Hocking Hills Dining Lodge - 20020 St. Rt. 664 S, Logan; Reservations required by 7pm Fridays by calling 877-869-4631.
SATURDAY - Grandma Gatewood's Fall Color Hike - 1pm; Bring along a cool drink and celebrate the season's colors. Meet with the naturalist at the Old Man's Cave Visitor Center for a strenuous hike that spans roughly 6 miles of the Grandma Gatewood trail. We will be traversing the section that runs from Old Man's Cave to Cedar Falls and back while enjoying the scenic beauty and cultural personality. This hike does include several hills and steps and is not recommended for the easily winded individual. (Approx. 3 to 4 hours.) Hocking Hills State Park, State Route 664 S, Logan; 740-385-6841 for more info; FREE
SATURDAY - Johnny Appleseed's Apples - 4pm - after Grandma Gatewood hike; Join the Hocking Hills State Park Naturalist and Derek from Hocking Hills Orchard for a closer look at our apple history. Meet at the naturalist cabin located behind the Old Man's Cave Visitor Center right after Grandma Gatewood's Fall Colors Hike - around 4 p.m.; Hocking Hills State Park, State Route 664 S, Logan; 740-385-6841 for more info; FREE
SATURDAY - Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides at Lake Hope State Park - 2pm to 5pm; Enjoy the fall colors as we "clippity-clop" through the hills. Continuous 20 minute rides begin at the Nature Center. Lake Hope State Park Nature Center, 27330 St Rt 278, McArthur; call 740-596-3030 for more info; FREE
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 - Halloween on the Hocking - 7pm; Corn mazes can be scary and haunted houses can be terrifying, but nothing compares to the thrill of Halloween on the Hocking! On this haunted night, we canoe a five-mile stretch under the creepiness of the full moon. Stay close together since we do not know who may be lurking around the river bend. Hot chocolate, snacks and music, along with a roaring bonfire, will be offered for those lucky enough to make it back from the canoe trip. Costume Contest! $45 per canoe; Hocking Valley Canoe Livery, 31251 Chieftain Rd, Logan; 740-385-8685
SUNDAY - Little Cities of Black Diamonds Day - noon to 5pm; "Sustained by Clay" is the theme for the 17th Annual Little Cities of Black Diamonds Day in the historic district of the southern Perry County village of Shawnee. Music & living history at the Tecumseh Commons, Quilt Show, vendors, historic exhibitors and presenters on clay production in the Hocking Valley. Historic marker dedication for KOL Opera House. Historic Shawnee Main Street (State Route 93 north from Logan); 740-394-3011 or http://www.littlecitiesofblackdiamonds.org/ for more info; FREE
WEDNESDAY through SATURDAY - Circleville Pumpkin Show - see website for daily schedule; "Greatest Free Show on Earth!" A celebration of pumpkins and autumn. Pumpkin food, contests, crafts, amusement rides and daily parades. Downtown Circleville - Court & Main; 740-474-7000 / http://www.pumpkinshow.com/ FREE
WEDNESDAY - Yoga in the Hills - Blue Valley Massage & Traveling Spa - call 888-74-PEACE (747-3223) for location; $10 5pm to 6pm; 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!
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
Through October - "THROUGH THE LENS"; Tenth of twelve monthly exhibits for 2011. This exhibit will feature the work of the Hocking Valley Photography Group that meets at the Bowen House, under the mentorship of Dennis Savage, and will include fall themed photos, both black/white and color. Some of the students share their work on "Flicker" under "Hocking Valley Photography Group." Exhibit will remain on display the month of October - call for ending date. Regular house hours are 3 - 6 pm Tuesday through Friday and 1-4 pm on Saturday. www.bowenhouse.org; call 740-385-0344 for more info; FREE
Through October - FRIDAY - Starbrick Clay National Cup Show 2011; This is a juried exhibit of contemporary cups which takes place at the gallery every other year. This year a total of 300 entries from 40 states and Canada were submitted. Out of those 300, the juror chose 50 artists to be in the show, with a total of 65 cups. Exhibit open Monday through Saturday 10am to 5pm; Sunday noon to 5pm through October 21st; Starbrick Gallery, 21 W Columbus St, Nelsonville; 740-753-1011; FREE
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 11:30 am and 1 pm, 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.
THURSDAYS & FRIDAYS through October - Fall Foliage Train Ride - 1:30pm to 3:30pm; Take a leisurely trip on a passenger train dating back to the 1920s. Hear about Hocking Valley history as you pass the remains of industries, canal locks and other historic landmarks. The trip covers 22 miles round trip and stops for 30 minutes at a pioneer log village (Robbins Crossing) before returning to the depot. $16/adult; $14/senior; $11/child (3-12); Purchase tickets online at http://www.hvsry.org/; call 740-753-9531 weekends only or leave a message at 800-967-7834.
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.