THURSDAY - Rip 'n Strip Class at the Bowen House - 7pm to 8pm; Learn how to knit, crochet, hook or braid with recycled items. The Bowen House, 196 Market St, Logan; 740-385-0344; www.bowenhouse.org; FREE
FRIDAY - Cedar Falls Stroll - 2pm; Join the Hocking Hills State Park Naturalist to explore Cedar Falls and discover the unique natural and cultural history of this area of the park. Hocking Hills State Park; Cedar Falls, St Rt 374; 740-385-6841 for more info; FREE
FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY (and Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 23rd - 25th) - 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.
FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY - "25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" - 8pm (Fri & Sat) 2pm (Sun); 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 - 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! Enjoy artist demos and special discount at these unique shops. Start at a different shop each month; this month begin at Wind Chime Shop, 29205 St Rt 374, Logan; 740-385-9537; FREE
SATURDAY - Scalawags & Renegades - 10am; 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. Hocking Hills State Park; Rock House, State Rt 374 near St Rt 180; 740-385-6841 for more info; FREE
SATURDAY - Lucky Dog Backcountry Hike - 1pm; Bring your canine friend for a 2-mile backcountry hike to Lake Emily. Pets must be on a leash no longer than 6-foot at all times. Be prepared to clean up after your pet. Friendly dogs only please. Meet at the Park Office, 185 Clear Creek Road. Ages 6 and up. Not Wheelchair Accessible. Clear Creek Metro Park; call 614-508-8111 for more info.
SATURDAY - 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, St Rt 664 S; 740-385-6841; FREE
SATURDAY - St. Patty's Day at Hide Away Hills - 5pm; Find your pot o Gold at the Lodge in Hide Away Hills or at least some green beer, Come celebrate St Patrick's Day with us, we will have a DJ, Green Beer, lots of drink specials, free appetizers (while they last) doors open at 5pm DJ starts at 7pm; The Lodge at Hide Away Hills, 29042 Hide Away Hills Rd, Sugar Grove; 740-569-7944
SATURDAY - Country Concert to honor LIFE! - 7pm to 9pm; Featuring the talents of Scott Blazer, Kathy Mara, Michelle Martin, David Paul Sherman and more. Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Hocking County. $8 Adults/$7 Seniors/$5 Children 12 & under; Logan Church of the Nazarene, 650 Walhonding Ave, Logan; call Christy Barnhard at 385-3855 for more info and tickets. Tickets are also available from any Relay For Life Committee member.
MONDAY - Organ & Piano Concert - 7:30pm; Dr. Bradley Welch, Director of Music & Arts at Highland Park United Methodist Church, Dallas, Texas, returns to Logan to join Jeff Daubenmire, Associate Dean of Arts & Sciences at Hocking College, Music Director for First Presbyterian Church, and organist at St. John Catholic Church, in an evening of piano/organ duets and solo piano and organ pieces. Concert is free; donations received at door will fund future concerts. First Presbyterian Church Sanctuary, 2 W. Hunter St, Logan; 740-385-2242
TUESDAY, March 20th - Creating a Hemp Bracelet - 6pm at The Bowen House. Register on-line at least 3 days before class. For adults and teen 12 and over. The Bowen House, 196 N Market St, Logan; 740-385-0344; www.bowenhouse.org.
FRIDAY, March 23rd - 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
SATURDAY, March 24th - 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, March 24th - 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.
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