October 27, 2011
THURSDAY - Stained Glass Workshop - 10am to noon; 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 & FRIDAY - Fall Foliage Train Ride - 1:00; 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.
THURSDAY - My Relatives in the Civil War by BJ King - 7pm; Local resident, businessman & very entertaining storyteller BJ King will share his research on his relatives who fought in the Civil War. Hocking Hills Historical Society & Museum, 64 N Culver Street, Logan; 740-385-6026; FREE
THURSDAY - Haunted Hocking: Spirits of Ash Cave - 7pm; Is Ash Cave really haunted or could it be something else? Join the naturalist and the "HHIT" team from hauntedhocking at the Ash Cave parking area to explore the possibilities. (This program does contain ghost stories, so parents, you know your children best and should decide if it is appropriate. Please, no pets at Haunted Hocking.) Hocking Hills State Park, Ash Cave, State Route 56; 740-385-6841; 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 - Final Fridays - Halloween on the Square - 6pm to 10pm; The Nelsonville Historic Arts District and Final Fridays on the Square are putting out a CALL FOR ZOMBIES to descend on Nelsonville's Public Square on Friday, October 28th at 6:00pm. We are looking for all kinds of undead: adults, kids, babies, pets, grandparents, and anyone else who is hungry for brains. The monthly Final Fridays on the Square will be overrun by the undead in celebration of Halloween weekend! Zombies can begin arriving any time after 6:00pm and should meet up by the fountain in the center of the square with a special Nelsonville Zombiewalk taking place at 7:30pm and leaving from the fountain. We are hoping to make this zombie takeover of Nelsonville an annual occurrence, so please help us spread the word! Tell your friends, family, and co-workers and get them to come out and fill our historic town square with the undead. There will also be a costume contest in the opera house at 8:30pm! Cash prizes for best costume, ages 16 and over.
SATURDAY - ROAR (Rural Ohio Appalachia Revisited) - 9am to 3pm; Celebrate Appalachian culture through crafts, music, food and fun at Lake Hope State Park. Celebrate Appalachian Halloween, too, with hayrides, s'mores and more! Shelterhouse & Hope School, 27331 St. Rt. 278 (Lake Hope State Park), McArthur; call 740-596-3030 for more info; FREE
SATURDAY - Stained Glass Workshop - 10am to noon; 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.
SATURDAY - Pumpkin Decorating - 11am to noon; Come join us as we decorate pumpkins for the season at the Old Man's Cave Shelter House. For children 12 and under. Adult supervision required. Hocking Hills State Park, Old Man's Cave, St Rt 664 S, Logan; call 740-385-6841 for more info; 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 & SUNDAY - Train Tour with Historic Village Stop - noon departure is a 14 mile round-trip ride to Haydenville; 2:30pm departure is a 22 mile round-trip ride to Logan; 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. $12-16/adult; $10-14/senior; $9-11/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.
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 - Nelsonville's Spirits - Alive! - tours at 6pm and 8pm; Experience a guided journey exploring local legends, hauntings, ghostly sightings and strange occurrences. A walking tour of the Public Square leads you to the Historic Fort Street Cemetery, with costumed interpreters who will bring the past to life! Tickets online for $10; Student tickets $5 (cash only) at Rocky Outlet Visitor Center; http://www.nelsonvillemainstreet.com/
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 - Annual Halloween Parade - 2pm; Parade line-up begins at 1:30 pm at the PNC Bank drive-through parking lot and gets underway promptly at 2 pm. Parade travels west on Main Street, turns left on Spring Street, turns left on Second Street, turns left on Market Street and ends at the gazebo in Worthington Park. Parade participants will receive a candy bar and there will be costume judging. Prizes awarded in four costume categories: prettiest, scariest, funniest, and most original. Each costume category will include four age ranges with three winners chosen in each age group of each category. Are groups are: 0-4 yrs old; 5-10 yrs old; 11-15 yrs old; 16 and over. The City of Logan will observe "Beggar's Night" immediately following the parade from 3-5 pm. Sponsored by the Logan Kiwanis Club; FREE
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: Fridays 1pm to 4pm & Saturdays noon to 5pm; Hocking County Historical Society 64 N. Culver St.(740) 385-6026
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.
Every 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!