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Your Weekend Update for May 6, 2016

FRIDAY, MAY 6

Spring Flower Sale at Scenic Hills Senior Center

Scenic Hills Senior Center, 187 N. Spring Street, Logan, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

A large selection at great prices! Hanging baskets, bedding plants; assorted flowers and vegetables will be available; flowers by Rick Webb, too. The sale will take place on the front lawn. Call 740-385-6581 for more information; FREE.

Wonders of Old Man's Cave

Hocking Hills State Park, St. Rt. 664 S, Logan, 9 a.m.

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. Call 740-385-6841 for more information; FREE.

Vinton County Wild Turkey Festival

Downtown McArthur 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Watch the downtown streets of McArthur come alive with food, music, and fun for the whole family. The festival includes great nightly entertainment on the sound stage, carnival rides and games, car show, quilt show, queen and baby contests. Call 800-596-4459 for more information; FREE.

Ladies Night Out

Downtown Lancaster, 5 - 8 p.m.

Bring your girlfriends, sisters, daughters and mothers out for a fun night dedicated to the Ladies. Participating Downtown Businesses are open Friday with specials, refreshments, demonstrations, live music and more. Pick up a free 'Ladies Night Out' event pass at any participating business. Event passes will list all of the fun events at each location. As you go to any of these locations, ask for a stamp in your event pass. Once you have at least 5 stamps in your pass you can drop it off at any participating business and be entered in the drawing for the GIFT BASKET OF GIFT CERTIFICATES! This basket will have a $10 gift certificate to every participating business! The drawing will take place on the Tuesday following the event. Call 740-277-6607 for more information; FREE.

Live Music at the Hocking Hills Winery

Hocking Hills Winery, 30402 Freeman Road, Logan, 6 - 9 p.m.

Join the Hocking Hills Winery for an evening of live music, wine and relaxing with the sounds of T.J. George. Bring your own appetizers or food, call for a pizza delivery or just enjoy the music. Call 740- 385-7117 for more information; FREE.

The Sunshine Boys

Lancaster Playhouse, 201 S. Broad Street, Lancaster, 7 p.m.

A comic masterpiece written by Neil Simon about showbiz, aging, and friendship! Story focuses on characters Al Lewis and Willie Clark, a one-time vaudevillian team known as 'Lewis and Clark'. Call 740-974-6648 for tickets and information;

 

SATURDAY, MAY 7

45th Annual Pancake Feast

American Legion Post 78, 12845 State Route 664 S, Logan, 7 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Enjoy an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast while supporting the work of the Logan Rotary Club. COST: $6 adults, $3 children 5-10, free for children under 5.

Tour de Forest

Stuart's Opera House, 52 Public Square, Nelsonville, 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.

11th Annual Little Cities Tour de Forest Benefit Bicycle Ride beginning and ending on Nelsonville's Historic Public Square.Various routes take riders through the forested hills of southeastern Ohio on both level and challenging courses.Please note that helmets are required on this ride. Call 740-394-3011 for more information; COST: $25 (includes provided lunch & ride bandana).

Warblers of Ash Cave

Hocking Hills State Park, St. Rt. 56, Logan, 9 a.m.

Join the Naturalist at the Parking area at Ash Cave for a hike to experience the return of the spring warblers and other avian species. Hocking Hills State Park is one of the best places for birding due to the unique ecosystem of the gorge and this program is for the beginner or long tine birder. Bring alone binoculars and a cool drink and come dressed for the weather. Call 740-385-6841 for more information; FREE.

Youth Fishing Tournament

Lake Hope State Park, McArthur, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Meet at the parking lot below the Lake Hope Dam for this tournament for kids from 1 - 16 years old. Adults must be present with each child. Bring your youngsters for this free youth fishing tournament at the Lake Hope State Park dam, every kid leaves with a trophy, cookout afterwards sponsored by the Friends of Lake Hope. Call 740-596-3030 for more information; FREE.

Spring Craft Show at Lake Hope

Lake Hope Dining Lodge, 27331 State Route 278, McArthur, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Handcrafted items by regional artists at the Lake Hope Dining Lodge. Call 740-596-3030 for more information; FREE.

Take a Hike Days

Camp Oty'Okwa, 24799 Purcell Rd., South Bloomingville, 10 a.m. - 12 noon

Camp Oty'Okwa is hosting free community hikes on its property on the first Saturday of each month. Participants of all ages will get the chance to explore some of the most beautiful land the Hocking Hills has to offer, including hemlock forests, sandstone gorges, and much, much more. All hikes will be led by experienced camp naturalists and staff members. Please bring environmentally friendly snacks, reusable water bottles, and binoculars. Call 740-975-6384 for more information; FREE.

Vinton County Wild Turkey Festival

Downtown McArthur 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Watch the downtown streets of McArthur come alive with food, music, and fun for the whole family. The festival includes great nightly entertainment on the sound stage, carnival rides and games, car show, quilt show, queen and baby contests. Call 800-596-4459 for more information; FREE.

Hocking's Birds of Prey

Naturalist Cabin near Old Man's Cave Visitors Center, Hocking Hills State Park, St. Rt. 664 S, Logan, 9 a.m.

Join the naturalist at the Naturalist Cabin behind Old Man's Cave Visitor Center for a closer look at Ohio's hawks, owls, eagles and vultures. Call 740-385-6841 for more information; FREE.

The Sunshine Boys

Lancaster Playhouse, 201 S. Broad Street, Lancaster, 2 and 7 p.m.

A comic masterpiece written by Neil Simon about showbiz, aging, and friendship! Story focuses on characters Al Lewis and Willie Clark, a one-time vaudevillian team known as 'Lewis and Clark'. Call 740-974-6648 for tickets and information;

Legion Sons Monthly Steak Fry

American Legion Post 78, 12845 State Route 664 S, Logan, 4 - 7 p.m.

The Legion Sons of American Legion Post 78 put on this great steak fry on the first Saturday of each month. Come join us for a good meal, with the proceeds helping our community & supporting two Legion baseball teams. COST: $11/person Call 740-385-8811 for more information.

Live Music at RockSide Winery

Rockside Winery & Vineyards, 2363 Lancaster Newark NE Rd, Lancaster, 5 - 8 p.m.

Join us for a wide variety of entertainment from musicians across the state of Ohio. There is never a cover charge, no reservations required and wine is available by the taste, glass, and bottle. This week we are joined by Dan Heidt. Outside food is allowed if you would prefer to bring your own picnic or order in pizza from one of the fantastic local pizzerias. Call 740-687-4414 for more information; FREE.

Live Music at the Hocking Hills Winery

Hocking Hills Winery, 30402 Freeman Road, Logan, 6 - 9 p.m.

Join the Hocking Hills Winery for an evening of live music, wine and relaxing with the sounds of Jeremy Gibson. Bring your own appetizers or food, call for a pizza delivery or just enjoy the music. Call 740- 385-7117 for more information; FREE.

 

SUNDAY, MAY 8

Vinton County Wild Turkey Festival

Downtown McArthur 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Watch the downtown streets of McArthur come alive with food, music, and fun for the whole family. The festival includes great nightly entertainment on the sound stage, carnival rides and games, car show, quilt show, queen's and baby contests. Call 800-596-4459 for more information; FREE.

Second Sunday Beadmaking

Ohio Glass Museum, 124 W. Main Street, Lancaster, 1 - 4 p.m.

Watch engaging demos, or choose to try it yourself! Join us on a new monthly creative adventure!Theresa Cress-Sharp will be narrating and performing live glass beadmaking demonstrations as part of your OGM tour on the Second Sunday of each month.You'll see rods of beautifully colored glass become molten and shaped into intricate beads! Call 740-687-0101 for more information; COST: $20.

Mother's Day Buffet at Hocking Hills Dining Lodge

Hocking Hills Dining Lodge, 20020 State Route 664 South, Logan, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Come to the heart of Hocking and celebrate Mom with us. See website for complete menu, including our on-site smoked meats. Call 740-380-0400 for more information; COST: $24.95 per person, half price for kids 5-12.

Mother's Day Grand Buffet at The Olde Dutch

12791 St. Rt. 664 South, Logan, 10:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Mother's Day Grand Buffet: carved ham, broasted chicken, roast beef, roast turkey, ham loaf, chicken livers, cabbage rolls, macaroni & cheese, sweet potato casserole, chicken & noodles, stuffing, assorted vegetables, homemade rolls, cheesy potato soup, super salad bar, pie (coconut cream, peanut butter cream, strawberry cream, dutch apple, pecan & sugar free), bread pudding, apple crisp & strawberry mousse. Drink is included and moms receive a free" carnation. Call 740-385-1000 for more information; COST: $15.99/adults, $4.99/kids 3-10, FREE/kids under 3.

Mother's Day Buffet at Lee's Banquet Haus

580 Radio Lane, Logan, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

All-You-Can-Eat Buffet includes: broasted chicken, roast beef, roast turkey, carved pit ham, whipped potatoes, scalloped potatoes, vegetables, salads, rolls and full assortment of desserts. COST: $15.95/ adults, $5.95/kids 3-10, FREE/kids under 3.

Mother's Day Brunch at Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls

21190 St. Rt. 374, Logan, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls Restaurant will offer Sunday lunch menu and something special for Mother's Day. Mothers receive a free dessert. Call 800-653-2557 for reservations or more information; COST: Menu prices.

Mother's Day Fine Dining at Glenlaurel

14940 Mt. Olive Rd., Rockbridge, 1 and 5 p.m. seatings

Looking for a truly magnificent gift for your Mother? Spoil her (and yourself!) with an amazing gourmet meal at Glenlaurel. We're accepting reservations for a 1 p.m. seating for a four-course lunch and a 5 p.m. seating for a six-course fine dining experience that's sure to delight.Call 1-800-809-7378 or 740-385-2951 ext. 306 for more information and to make a reservation; COST: $39/lunch and $49/dinner.

MONDAY, MAY 9

Gospel Carry-In & Sing

Scenic Hills Senior Center, 187 S. Spring Street, Logan, 5 p.m.

Enjoy a night of gospel singing while sharing dinner with friends. Bring a covered dish to share. Everyone welcome! Call 740-385-3548 for more information; FREE.

TUESDAY, MAY 10

Elephant Revival In Concert

Stuart's Opera House, 46 Public Square, Nelsonville, 7:30 p.m.

Stuart's welcomes back Elephant Revival to Nelsonville for their first visit to our stage after a crowd favorite set at the 2015 Nelsonville Music Festival! This Nederland, Colorado quintet are quite a sight to experience - especially when they fall into the pocket of a groove containing elements of gypsy, rock, Celtic, alt-country and folk. DEAD HORSES WILL OPEN THE SHOW! Call 740-753-1924 for more information and to order tickets; COST: $15 - $23.

THURSDAY, MAY 12

Wine & Canvas

The Hocking Hills Winery, 30402 Freeman Rd., Logan, 6 - 9 p.m.

A little nervous to paint? Don't be! No talent or experience is necessary. Our talented instructors will guide you step-by-step! You will be amazed at your very own work of ART! Relax, have a glass of wine and paint. Register at wineandcanvas.com, choose the Zanesville location and key in this coupon code: ZNV5. All supplies will be waiting for you at Hocking Hills Winery. Call 740- 385-7117 for more information; COST: $35 with code ZNV5.

Farmers' Markets

 

WEDNESDAYS, THURSDAYS AND SATURDAYS - Athens Farmers Market. 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. Hours are 9 a.m. - 12 noon on Wednesdays and Saturdays and 4 - 7 p.m. on Thursdays (through September). Location: Market on State, 1002 E. State St., Athens; for more information, call 740-593-6763 or visit athensfarmersmarket.org.

FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY - Flea & Farmers' Market at Hocking Hills Market; US 33, Rockbridge. This is a large flea market with many outside and inside vendors every weekend - Friday through Sunday - featuring unique items, antiques, collectibles, beautiful crafts and outstanding in-season produce.

SATURDAYS - Lancaster Farmers Market. Open 8 a.m. - 12 noon through October 31 at the corner of Memorial Drive and Wheeling Street (Government Services parking lot). Call 740-569-4563 or visit www.lancasterohfarmersmarket.org for more information.

SATURDAYS - Nelsonville Farmers Market. Open 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. through October 31 at the corner of E. Canal Street and Rocky Boots Way, across the street from Rocky Boots Store. Call 740-517-5012 for more information.

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