January 26, 2012
FRIDAY, January 27th - Wonders of Old Man's Cave - 2pm; 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. Hocking Hills State Park, Old Man's Cave, St Rt 664 S, Logan; 740-385-6841 for more info; FREE
FRIDAY, January 27th - Final Fridays - Fire & Ice - 5pm to 9pm; Winter wonderland and love is in the air in Nelsonville's Historic Square Arts District. This month, don't miss Bowl-a-Rama at Starbrick Gallery. Artsy ceramic bowls and hot chilis. Hocking College will present its annual Glass Invitational. For your Valentine, declare your adoration with a gift selected from ceramic pottery & sculpture, quality yarns, quilting fabric & supplies, hand-crafted soaps, art & craft classes, handmade paper, photography, fine crafts, stained glass, jewelry, fine art paintings, gourmet coffee & treats, concerts and more! Call 740-753-1011 for more info. FREE
FRIDAY, January 27th - 10th Annual Bowl-A-Rama at Starbrick Gallery - 5pm to 9pm; Buy the Bowl & the Chili's Free! The area's finest potters are spinning unique art bowls for you to fire up with our homemade chilies. Also that night: Laurie Vancouver presents new Covered Casserole Dishes - beautiful functional ware from our most prolific potter. Laurie's show will run through Feb. 21. Bowl-A-Rama is a Nelsonville Final Friday event. Call 740-753-1011 for more info.
FRIDAY, January 27th - Acoustic Café: Erin McKeown, Carrie Rodriguez, Kelly Joe Phelps - 8pm; This year's version of the "an Acoustic Café evening" Tour features Erin McKeown, Carrie Rodriguez (hosting), & Kelly Joe Phelps. Each evening is hosted by Carrie Rodriguez who explains the evening and how it will flow. The order of artist appearances on stage changes every night at the whim of the artists and the promoters. Each act performs a solo set that may or may not include some musical or vocal help from the other acts - each night is a detour, an exploration. The constants are that the artists all enjoy themselves and each other, that they all play together for an encore at the end of the night, and that the audiences get an intimate, affordable, often amazing live experience featuring great solo artists collaborating live together. Floor: $18 adv $21 door | Balcony: $15 adv $18 door | Box Seats: $23 adv $28 door; Stuart's Opera House, 52 Public Square, Nelsonville; 740-753-1924 or www.stuartsoperahouse.org for tickets and info.
SATURDAY, January 28th - Winter Raptor Watch - 10am; Join the Naturalist down at the Naturalist Cabin located behind the Old Man's Cave Visitor Center to discover why hawks, owls, eagles & vultures are more noticeable in the winter, and what makes them so special. Hocking Hills State Park, Old Man's Cave area, St Rt 664 S, Logan; 740-385-6841 for more info; FREE
SATURDAY, January 28th - Cabin Fever Cures - 2pm; Ever wonder what the settlers did to pass time in the winter? Join the Hocking Hills State Park Naturalist at the Naturalist Cabin (behind the Visitors Center at Old Man's Cave) to participate in some historical games and activities to help you pass the winter months. Hocking Hills State Park, Old Man's Cave area, St Rt 664 S, Logan; 740-385-6841 for more info; FREE
FRIDAYS - All-You-Can-Eat Fish Fry at The Olde Dutch - 4:30pm to 8pm; Deep fried Pollock, French Fries and Cole Slaw for just $7.99. The Olde Dutch Restaurant, 12791 St Rt 664 S, Logan; 740-385-1000
FRIDAYS - Prime Rib Night at the Millstone BBQ and The Brass Ring Restaurant. The Millstone BBQ is located near the Holiday Inn Express on Grey Street in Logan and The Brass Ring Restaurant is located at 14405 Country Club Lane (just off St Rt 328) in Logan.
SUNDAYS - $5 Brunch at the Lodge, most entrees are $5 - 10:30 - 2:30; The Lodge at Hide-A-Way Hills; 29042 Hide-A-Way Hills Rd, Sugar Grove; 740-569-7944 for more info
SUNDAYS - Breakfast Buffet with Omelet Station and Pancake Station - 10am to 1pm at the Millstone BBQ. The Millstone BBQ is located near the Holiday Inn Express on Grey Street in Logan; 740-385-5341
MONDAYS through THURSDAYS - Bush's Restaurant Deals of the Week; Buy one dinner at $7.99 or more and get the second one half price (of equal or lesser value); Bush's Restaurant, 428 E Front St, Logan; 385-7639
TUESDAYS - "Wing Night" at The Lodge at Hide-A-Way Hills - 5pm to 9pm; $.49 wings with choice of 6 sauces (dine in only) and Comfort Food Tuesday's; The Lodge at Hide-A-Way Hills; 29042 Hide-A-Way Hills Rd, Sugar Grove; 740-569-7944 for more info
WEDNESDAYS - 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
THURSDAYS & SATURDAYS - 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.
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/
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 - 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 by appointment. Special arrangements will be made for large groups. Museum hours are Monday through Friday 9:00am to 3:00pm; $4 for tour which includes souvenir magnet. Columbus Washboard Factory, 14 Gallagher Ave, Logan; 740-380-3828