March 22, 2012
FRIDAY - Conkle's Creep - 10am; Conkle's Hollow state nature preserve is one of the most unique locations in the Hocking Hills. Join the naturalist in the parking area for a short hike to find out why. Hocking Hills State Park; Conkle's Hollow, St Rt 374 & Big Pine Rd, Rockbridge; call 740-385-6841 for more info; FREE
FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY - Spring Celebration Weekend at the Grouse Nest Restaurant - 4pm to 9pm; The Grouse Nest Chefs are ready to celebrate Spring! To welcome it in, they've crafted a special menu inspired by the Spring Harvest. This Spring Harvest Menu will only be offered on the weekends listed here. So come on out to the Grouse Nest and taste the Spring! Musical entertainment will be provided both Saturdays by Dan Rees, whose repertoire includes Frank Sinatra, Harry Connick Jr, Dean Martin, The Beatles and more. Please note: we will not be offering our regular menu these weekends. Reservations preferred, but not required. The Grouse Nest Restaurant, 25780 Liberty Hill Rd, So Bloomingville; call 740-332-4501 for reservations and additional info.
SATURDAY - 9th Annual Health & Fitness 5k Walk/Run - 9am; All proceeds benefit the Community Action Food Bank of Southeast Ohio. The course begins at the Hocking County Health Department, then it loops behind Kroger to Chieftain Drive. You will make a right on Chieftain Drive to the top of the hill making another right at the Logan Conference Center. You will then travel a one mile loop around the Conference Center and back out onto Chieftain Drive and back to the Health Department - 3.1 miles (there will be water throughout the course). On the day of the race, please bring a canned food item for our local food pantries. For each item brought in you will receive a ticket to be entered into a drawing to win a gift. The drawing will take place at the end of the race and you must be present to win. Awards will be given to the Top 3 Overall, Top 3 Walkers (must walk the entire course) 1st place runners in each age group: <12, 13-17, 18-29, 30-44, 45-59, 60+. $15 registration before day of race / $20 registration day of race. Register in person at the Hocking County Health Department, 132 Hocking Mall (Chieftain Dr) or online at www.hockingcountyhealthdepartment.com - print the registration form and mail to the address on the form. For more info call Tiffany Colliton at 740-385-3030, ext. 231.
SATURDAY - Cabin Fever, Spring Nature Photography Workshop - 9am to 5pm; Photographer Eric Hoffman provides this hands-on photography workshop filled with practical and usable techniques in nature photography. Workshops are held in the Hocking Hills State Park areas. Slide program and handout information. Lunch is provided. $129 per person. The Old Bear's Den Center, 16961 Harble-Griffith Rd, Logan; call 740-380-2039 or visit http://www.theoldbear.com to register.
SATURDAY & SUNDAY - Spirit Wood Sculpture Studio Classes - 10am to 4pm; Artist Spirit Williams offers classes suitable for beginners, although intermediate carvers will learn much from them as well. The carving being taught is Tulip in Relief. A list of recommended tools will be sent with the confirmation letter. The requirements are minimal. To participate, send a check for $75 for each person taking the class to Spirit Sculpture Studio, 23500 St. Rt. 180, Rockbridge, Ohio 43149. For additional information call 740-385-8245.
SATURDAY - Free Dance Lessons - 6:30pm; Join us for free dance lessons, Mike will be teaching a few steps from Cha Cha and Swing, Lessons begin at 6:30. The DJ will play from 7-10 so you can dance the night away. The Lodge at Hide Away Hills, 29042 Hide Away Hills Rd, Sugar Grove; 740-569-7944
SATURDAY - Little Roy & Lizzy Long Show - Straight From the Heart of Dixie - 7pm; This National Bluegrass Show comes to the Hocking Hills for the benefit of the new Hocking Hills Inspire Homeless Shelter. Food and beverages will be for sale in Westminster House (the church social hall) beginning at 5pm. $12 per person; First Presbyterian Church auditorium, 2 W Hunter St, Logan; 740-385-2242; tickets are available at the church office.
SATURDAY & SUNDAY - Logan High School Spring Musical, "Anything Goes" - 7:30pm (Sat) 2pm (Sun); Come take a trip on the ship where "Anything Goes". There will be laughter, love, friendship and a whole lot of singing and dancing. All tickets are $7. Reserved tickets will be on sale in the LHS Athletic Department beginning March 12th. Tickets will also be available at the door. To reserve your tickets, call Rachel at 385-2069 ext. 4. Come Sail With Us!!! Logan High School Auditorium, 14470 State Route 328, Logan.
SUNDAY - Nature's Architects - 2pm; Learn about beavers and take a 1-mile hike to see their habitat and handiwork. Meet at Clear Creek Metro Park Office, 185 Clear Creek Road (US 33 and Clear Creek Rd - follow signs). Ages 6 and up. Not Wheelchair Accessible. For more info call 614-508-8111; FREE
SUNDAY - Opening Night: Voyeurism: Outside Looking In - 6pm to 10pm; An intriguing look into the human psyche, shown in black and white photographyby Ted Steiner. Starbrick Gallery, 21 Columbus Street, Nelsonville, call 740-753-1011; FREE
NEW ON MONDAYS - Acrylic Painting Workshop - Join Artist Suzanne Hiser in painting flowers this 2 hour workshop on Mondays from 10am-12pm. She will work with you on drawing, shaping and shading techniques that will bring out the beauty of our spring flowers. Fee: $25; All supplies are provided and suitable for all ages. Contact Audrey Martin, 740-596-1913 to schedule your painting workshop. 63775 SR 56, Creola, Ohio 45622, just 3 miles east of Ash Cave at Scenic Way Gifts and Art Glass Studio.
WEDNESDAY, March 28th - Jam Session at the Bowen House - 7pm to 8pm; Bring your instrument and have fun playing with other musicians! The Bowen House, 196 Market St, Logan 740-385-0344; FREE
THURSDAY, March 29th - Woodcock Watch - 7:30pm; This isn't just another "snipe hunt"! The American Woodcock has one of the most elaborate courtship rituals of many of Ohio's avian friends and is one of the most intriguing to observe. Bring along a pair of binoculars and meet the naturalist on the Expedition Trail located behind the naturalist office to find out. (Unfortunately, this bird is weather-dependent, so keep your fingers crossed for clear skies.) Hocking Hills State Park, State Route 664 S; call 740-385-6841for more info; FREE
FRIDAY, March 30th - Ridgetops & Hollers - 2pm; Ever wonder about the difference between a ridgetop and a 'holler'? Join the naturalist at the Ash Cave parking area to find out. Hocking Hills State Park, Ash Cave, State Route 56 (near St. Rt. 374); call 740-385-6841 for more info; FREE
FRIDAY, March 30th - Final Fridays on the Square - March to the Music in Nelsonville - 5pm to 9pm; Each gallery, shop & eatery will offer musical delights: jazz, blues, even karaoke! Artists will show new work that will surprise and delight audiences. Warm studios will greet you with fabulous fare! Nelsonville's Historic Square Arts District; call 740-753-1011 for more info; FREE
FRIDAY, March 30th - Whiskey & Karaoke - 5pm to 9pm; Teri Sager and Doug Green will show their newest quirky art. Teri offers encaustic paintings and mixed media collages. Doug offers his whimsical tiny sculptures of whiskey-drinking animals and barroom antics. And everyone gets to sing karaoke! Step up to the mic and join the fun on Final Friday in Nelsonville. The art show will continue through April 24. Starbrick Gallery, 21 W Columbus St, Nelsonville; call 740-753-1011; FREE
FRIDAY, March 30th - Greg Brown - 8pm to 10pm; Greg Brown's songwriting has been lauded by many, and his songs have been performed by Willie Nelson, Carlos Santana, Michael Johnson, Shawn Colvin & Mary Chapin Carpenter. He has also recorded more than a dozen albums, including his 1986 release, Songs of Innocence and of Experience, and continues to tour and record today. $25 - $35; Stuart's Opera House, 52 Public Square, Nelsonville; call 740-753-1924 for tickets and info or visit http://www.stuartsoperahouse.org/
SATURDAY, March 31st - Wonders of Old Man's Cave - 10am; Meet the Naturalist at the Naturalists' Cabin, behind Old Man's Cave Visitor Center, for a short hike to 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, State Route 664 S; call 740-385-6841 for more info; FREE
SATURDAY, March 31st - Hocking's Birds of Prey - 2pm; Join the Hocking Hills State Park naturalist at the Naturalist Cabin near Old Man's Cave Visitor Center for a closer look at Ohio's winged predators: hawks, owls, eagles and vultures. Hocking Hills State Park, Old Man's Cave, State Route 664 S; call 740-385-6841 for more info; FREE
SATURDAY, March 31st - BEER TASTING - 3pm; We will sample 5 beers, The Lodge's Pale Ale and Rushcreek Lager, as well as Locally brewed Weasel Boy beers. Weasel Boy has been brewing in Zanseville since 2006. Join Both the Lodge Brewmaster Scott Francis and Weasel Boy Brewmaster and owner Jay Wince. Tickets are $23.00 will include 5 Beers and 5 Chef Paired Appetizers. The Lodge at Hide Away Hills, 29042 Hide Away Hills Rd, Sugar Grove; call 740-569-7944 for more info.
SATURDAY, April 7th - Bunny Hop Shop Hop; Are you looking for a unique way to celebrate Easter this year? Check out this event being organized by our friends at Scenic Way Gifts and The Wind Chime Shop. When Peter Cottontail comes hopping down the bunny trail, several local businesses are hoping that visitors will hop into their stores for the first ever Bunny Hop Shop Hop. The event will be held on April 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ticket holders will receive an Easter basket which they can take to more than a dozen participating businesses. At each stop they will receive a candy treat and some surprises along the way. Participating businesses who have signed up so far include Scenic Way Gifts and Art Glass Studio, Christmas Treasures, Wind Chime Shop, Gills Family Pharmacy, Inn and Spa at Cedar Falls, Pumpkin Ridge Quilts and Repair, Vinton County Floral, Weavers Tree and Antiques, Zaleski Candleworks, Equestrian Ridge Riding Stable, Flutes and Peppercorns Mobile Kitchen (The Gourmet Peddler) and Hocking Hills Scenic Air Tours. Tickets cost $20 each and include the basket, candy, discounts and a voucher for lunch from Chef Mary's Gourmet Peddler. The box lunch will include potato soup, chicken salad, fruit salad, drink and dessert and will be available from noon to 2 p.m. Tickets can be purchased with Visa or Mastercard at Scenic Way Gifts and Art Glass Studio, the Wind Chime Shop. Cash or check patrons can purchase tickets at the Vinton County Visitors' Center. Call 740-596-1913 or 740-385-9537 for information or to purchase tickets over the phone.
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
MONDAYS - Acrylic Painting Workshop - Join Artist Suzanne Hiser in painting flowers this 2 hour workshop on Mondays from 10am-12pm. She will work with you on drawing, shaping and shading techniques that will bring out the beauty of our spring flowers. Fee: $25; All supplies are provided and suitable for all ages. Contact Audrey Martin, 740-596-1913 to
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
The Hocking Hills Tourism Association Board of Trustees will meet Monday, April 16th at noon at the Welcome Center in Logan. All are welcome.