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March 1, 2012
FRIDAY - John Gorka at Stuart's Opera House - 8pm to 10pm; Rolling Stone calls John Gorka "the leading singer/songwriter of the New Folk movement." Gorka has been playing folk music all around the country for about 25 years, putting out his 11th album this year. Energetic acoustic music that is not a trend, not a fad, but an expression of everyday life, is his trademark. $17-$30; Stuart's Opera House, 52 Public Square, Nelsonville; 740-753-1924 or www.stuartsoperahouse.org
FRIDAY - Karaoke Night at the Brass Ring - 9pm to 1am; Once defined as a form of torture or "Japanese Horror", karaoke is guaranteed to get you out of your shell and make you laugh till your sides ache. Come with your friends or come alone and make new friends. Karaoke Night at the Brass Ring will entertain you as you entertain others. Of course, you don't have to sing but just try to resist joining in the fun. The Brass Ring Restaurant, 14405 Country Club Lane, Logan; 740-380-9412
SATURDAY - Wild Weekend Discovery Series - 1 hour sessions beginning at 10am, noon and 2pm; The public is invited to bring your children and enjoy a fun-filled educational program designed for kids preschool to 5th grade. They will enjoy a different lesson every month, with an activity and a craft to complement the lesson. Get your Smokey Bear card punched each time you participate, and on your 6th visit receive a patch! March is reptiles month. Meet at the Wayne National Forest Headquarters, US 33, Nelsonville (between Nelsonville and Athens); call 740-753-0101 for more info; FREE
SATURDAY (through March 24th) - Seedling Art Exhibit Opening Reception - 6:30pm to 8pm; This is a creative exhibit of Logan Elementary and Middle School art. This exhibit is impressive every year and commonly esteemed as one of our best exhibits! Regular exhibit hours are Tuesday through Friday 3pm to 6pm and Saturday 1pm to 3pm; The Bowen House, 196 N Market St., Logan; 740-385-0344 or www.bowenhouse.org for more info; FREE
FRIDAY & SATURDAY, March 9th & 10th - "25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" - 8pm; The ABC Players present The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, the Tony Award winning hit musical about surviving adolescence. Directed by Sylvia Abbott. Musical Direction by Lynn Sullivan. Stuart's Opera House, 52 Public Square, Nelsonville; 740-753-1924 or www.stuartsoperahouse.org Tickets: $7 to $20
SATURDAY & SUNDAY, March 10th & 11th - Maple Sugaring in the Hills - noon to 4pm; Join us at the Naturalist Cabin located behind the Old Man's Cave Visitor Center and savor the taste of the season as we boil down our local maple sap. Discover the many methods used throughout history to make this tasty treat. Free samples are available. Don't forget to enjoy the pancake breakfast located at the Dining Lodge from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days! Hocking Hills State Park, Old Man's Cave Visitor Center, St Rt 664 S; call 740-385-6841 for more info; FREE
SATURDAY, March 10th - Sweet Second Saturday - 5pm to 8pm; On the second Saturday of each month, we dress up the dining room and have live music & great dinner specials. You can even bring a bottle of wine, if you like. Come join us for a great Saturday night out! Reservations appreciated, but not required. The Ridge Inn Restaurant, 16178 Pike St, Laurelville; 740-332-0300
TUESDAY, March 13th - Photography Group at the Bowen House - 7pm to 8pm; Hocking photography enthusiasts welcome visitors to join them for inspiration, encouragement & some shop talk! The Bowen House, 196 N Market St, Logan; 740-385-0344 or www.bowenhouse.org; FREE
NOW THROUGH May 20th - LOOKING FORWARD: Work by the Faculty of Columbus College of Art & Design - 10am to 4pm Tuesday through Saturday, 1pm to 4pm Sunday; Michael Goodson, Curator, has recently arrived at CCAD from New York City and has assembled an exhibition pairing diverse work by ten of the school's faculty, for example: A deconstruction of William Tecumseh Sherman's War is Hell speech, literally word for word, dispersed throughout contemporary Lancaster for people to find and keep, juxtaposed with an installation reflecting a personal history of a childhood in rural Ohio. Decorative Arts Center of Ohio, 145 E Main St., Lancaster; call 740-681-1423 for more info. FREE
NOW through March 27th - Knitted Together at Starbrick Gallery - 10am to 5pm Mon-Sat, noon to 5pm Sun; Fiber artist Nancy Baur requested some sort of material from every artist in the Starbrick Cooperative and then knitted something out of that material, from ceramic monkeys to paint brushes! Don't miss this fiber-rich visual delight. Starbrick Gallery, 21 W Columbus St, Nelsonville; call 740-753-1011 for more info.
Through March 24th - Seedling Art Exhibit - Tuesday through Friday 3pm to 6pm and Saturday 1pm to 3pm; This is a creative exhibit of Logan Elementary and Middle School art. This exhibit is impressive every year and commonly esteemed as one of our best exhibits! Regular exhibit hours are Tuesday through Friday 3pm to 6pm and Saturday 1pm to 3pm; The Bowen House, 196 N Market St., Logan; 740-385-0344 or www.bowenhouse.org for more info; FREE
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
MONDAYS, WEDNESDAYS & FRIDAYS - Seafood Fiesta! - 5pm to 8pm; M&M Family Diner in historic downtown Logan introduces their new hours and Seafood Fiesta, including a Fisherman's Platter of Flounder, Fried Shrimp and Fried Scallops, 'Pick a Pair' Surf & Turf and more. The new hours are Monday, Wednesday & Friday 7am to 2pm AND 5pm to 8pm; Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 7am to 3pm and Sunday 8am to 2pm. M&M Family Diner, 34 W Main St., Logan 740-380-9181
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/
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