February 16, 2012
FRIDAY, February 17th - Scalawags & Renegades - 2pm; The Ohio Frontier was full of heroes and shady characters. Meet at the Shelter House at the Rock House to hike and explore our local history. Shelter House at Rock House, St Rt 374 near St Rt 180; 740-385-6841 for more info; FREE
SATURDAY, February 18th - Tapping of the Maples - 9am; It's that time of the year. Ever wonder where all that maple syrup comes from? Join the Naturalist at the Naturalist Cabin located behind the Old Man's Cave Visitor Center and try your hand at tapping your own tree as we prepare for the annual "Maple Sugaring in the Hills" event here at Hocking Hills on March 10 & 11. Hocking Hills State Park, Old Man's Cave area, St Rt 664 S; 740-385-6841 for more info; FREE
SATURDAY, February 18th - 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 the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls, 21190 St Rt 374, Logan; 740-385-7489
SATURDAY, February 18th & 25th - Beginner's Canvas Classes - 2pm to 4pm; Bring your favorite paint brushes and pain and be prepared to have a great time. Age 16 and up; $35 canvas will be provided. Must register online at least 3 days before class. The Bowen House, 196 N Market St, Logan; 740-385-0344; www.bowenhouse.org
SATURDAY, February 18th - Valentine's Dinner - Bring your sweetheart "inn" for some extra "loveinn"! Chef Anthony will sweep you off your feet with the following menu. Begin with Baked Brie w/Fig and Pear Chutney followed by your choice of Shrimp Bisque with a Chive Creme Fraiche or Rocket Salad w/Shaved Fennel, Pine Nuts, Pomegranate and Parmesan w/Champagne Vinaigrette. For your entree select from Braised Beef Short Ribs w/Cognac-Green Peppercorn Reduction, Lobster Ravioli in a Sherry Creme Sauce or Macadamia Nut Crusted Mahi Mahi w/Maple Beurre Blanc. Dive into this delectable dessert: Fresh Strawberries w/Dark Chocolate Fondue and Inn-Made Chambord Chocolate Truffles. $49 per person; reservations required; call 800-653-2557; Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls, 21190 St. Rt. 374, Logan.
SATURDAY, February 18th - Dwight Icenhower - 8pm to 10pm; Dwight Icenhower is from Pomeroy, Ohio, and began his Elvis career by singing karaoke at a local fair when he was only 16. Now, he makes a full-time career out of keeping the legend alive. He has studied every move that Elvis made and has mastered the 50's, 60's & 70's eras of Elvis' career. $20 - $35; Stuart's Opera House, 52 Public Square, Nelsonville; call 740-753-1924 or visit http://stuartsoperahouse.org for tickets.
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; New Menu starts Feb 7th, It is going to even better than the last menu, stop in and try something new, Veal Parm perhaps or even a Shrimp Po Boy. 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/
Now through May 20, 2012, Looking Forward: Work by the Faculty of Columbus College of Art & Design, will be presented by the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio, 145 E. Main St. in Lancaster. The exhibition is curated by Michael Goodson, director of exhibitions at the Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD) since August, 2011. Admission to the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio is free for individuals, with a nominal charge for groups of ten or more. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, 1- 4 p.m.; Decorative Arts Center of Ohio, 145 E. Main St. in Lancaster decartsohio.org or (740) 681-1423
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
Through 2012 - "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. Winter Hours: Fridays 1pm to 4pm & Saturdays 11am to 5pm; Hocking County Historical Society 64 N. Culver St.(740) 385-6026
Through Feb 28th - Katie Lehman Exhibit at the Bowen House - Tuesdays through Fridays 3pm to 6pm; Saturdays 1pm to 4pm; A photographic collection of people who graduated from or attended several of Hocking County's high schools that existed prior to consolidation with Logan High School, along with quotes and stories from their past. The Bowen House, 196 Market St, Logan; 740-385-0344 or www.bowenhouse.org