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Your Weekend Update for February 5, 2016

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5

Cedar Falls Stroll

Cedar Falls, Hocking Hills State Park, State Route 374, 10 a.m.

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. Call (740) 385-8003 for more information; FREE.

Hocking's Wildlife at the Cabin

Naturalist Cabin, Hocking Hills State Park, St. Rt. 664 S, Logan, 2 p.m.

As you pass by on your hike today stop by the Naturalist Cabin, located at the Naturalist Cabin, to explore and take a closer look at some of our native residents. Naturalist will be available for discussion and to answer questions. Call 740-385-6841 for more information; FREE.

Fish Fry sponsored by the Knights of Columbus

St. John Catholic Church, 351 N. Market Street, Logan, 4 - 7 p.m.

Knights of Columbus, St. James Council #2299 hosts the event every Friday during Lent at the St. John Catholic Church in Logan. Enjoy all-you-can-eat fried or baked fish, a variety of side dishes, dessert and drinks for just $8. Eat with us in the parish center or take a plate to go. Proceeds from this pre-Lent edition benefit the Hocking Hills Inspire Shelter. Enter the social hall, located on the North Street side of the church. Call 740-385-2549 for more information; COST: Adults $8, Students $6, Family with kids under 18 $25.

Girls Night In with Scenic Hills Senior Center

Scenic Hills Senior Center, 187 S. Spring Street, Logan, 5 - 8 p.m.

Bring your girlfriends, daughters, friends & neighbors and join the fun. Refreshments, gift raffles and one-night-only special sales by various vendors! This event is sponsored by Scenic Hills Senior Center, Hocking Valley Community Hospital and Baymont Inn of Logan. Snack buffet provided by Hocking Valley Community Hospital. All proceeds benefit Hocking Valley Community Hospital and Scenic Hills Senior Center. Call 740-385-6581 for more information; COST: $5 entry fee includes 5 raffle tickets & snack buffet.

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 Reid Coleman. Bring your own appetizers or food, call for a pizza delivery or just enjoy the music. Call 740- 385-7117 for more information; FREE.

Amanda Anne Platt Concert

Stuart's Opera House, 52 Public Square, Nelsonville, 8 p.m.

Stuart's welcomes Amanda Anne Platt of the Asheville-based Americana group The Honeycutters for a special solo backstage show! No Depression says "Platt's songs are exceptional, with interesting melodies and well-written lyrics sung with a strong and engaging voice that sounds a bit like a blend of Gillian Welch and Loretta Lynn." Seats are reserved, so call 740-753-1924 for the best locations or for more information; COST: $10 - $12.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6

Comfort Food Cruise

12 area restaurants, Logan, Laurelville and Nelsonville, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

A total of 12 different restaurants, each featuring a different comfort food all for just $18 per ticket.Best of all, $5 of every ticket goes directly to local food banks. You get to enjoy great comfort foods while cruising the beautiful Hocking Hills and bringing much needed comfort to others.No need to worry about any guilt for indulging in all those comforting dishes.There are lots of places to take a hike, enjoy the stunning winter scenery and work up an appetite for your next stop on the cruise. Call 740-385-2750 for more information; COST: $18.

Wonders of Old Man's Cave

Hocking Hills State Park, State Route 664 South, 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.

Winter Animals Program

Logan-Hocking County District Library, 230 E. Main St, Logan, 11 a.m.

Not all animals hibernate or migrate, so what do they do? Join Boch Hollow State Nature Preserve's naturalist, Lauren Metcalf, at the library with a story, a craft and some "touchables" such as furs to help us find out about Ohio's survivors. Weather permitting, an outside scavenger will follow the program. Children of all ages are welcome but targeted to ages 3-8. Call 740-385-2348 fore more information; FREE.

Beginning Fly-Fishing

Clear Creek Metro Park, Fern Parking Lot, 22937 County Rd 116, Rockbridge, 2 p.m.

Learn the basics of fly-fishing. We will not be in the creek during this program. We will learn the basics of fly-fishing, including casting, and we will have time to practice casting. If you have fly-fishing equipment you may bring it but we will provide loaner equipment for use during this program. Ages 6-50. Not Wheelchair Accessible. Call 740-385-1834 for more information; FREE.

Legion Sons Monthly Steak Dinner

American Legion Post 78, 12845 St. Rt. 664 S, Logan, 4:30 - 7:30 p.m.

The Legion Sons of American Legion Post 78 put on this great steak fry on the 1st Saturday of each month.Come join us for a good meal, with the proceeds helping our community & supporting two Legion baseball teams. Call 740-385-8811 for more information; COST: $12.

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.

 

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 7

Comfort Food Cruise

12 area restaurants, Logan, Laurelville and Nelsonville, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

A total of 12 different restaurants, each featuring a different comfort food all for just $18 per ticket.Best of all, $5 of every ticket goes directly to local food banks. You get to enjoy great comfort foods while cruising the beautiful Hocking Hills and bringing much needed comfort to others.No need to worry about any guilt for indulging in all those comforting dishes.There are lots of places to take a hike, enjoy the stunning winter scenery and work up an appetite for your next stop on the cruise. Call 740-385-2750 for more information; COST: $18.

Four Chaplains Memorial Service

American Legion Post 78, 9560 State Route 664 South, Logan, Ohio, 3 p.m.

Lawrence Neal Helber American Legion Post 78 will be holding a Memorial Service in remembrance of four brave chaplains who gave up their lives so others could live. Their ship, the USS Dorchester, was torpedoed during WW11. Call 740-974-8181 for more information; FREE.

 

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8

Gospel Sing & Carry-In

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

Enjoy and evening of gospel music that you can sing along to. Bring a covered dish to share. Call 740-385-6581 for more information. FREE.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 9

Logan Theatre Group Meeting

Chakeres Theatre, 84 E. Main St., Logan, 7 - 9 p.m.

Logan Theatre Group meets the 2st and 4th Tuesdays of each month. Join in the fun and be part of something big!Use Mulberry street entrance. Email logantheatregroup@gmail.com for more information; FREE.

 

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11

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.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12

Valentine's Day Luncheon

Scenic Hills Senior Center, 187 S. Spring St., Logan, 11 a.m.

Join other seniors for the annual Valentine's lunch. Boxes are available for purchase with either a ham or turkey sandwich as the entrée. Chips, punch and cake are included. Entertainment will be provided by Mike Sigler. Call 740-385-6581 for more information; COST: $3.00.

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 Peter Conrad. Bring your own appetizers or food, call for a pizza delivery or just enjoy the music. Call 740- 385-7117 for more information; FREE.

Open Easel Friday

AOG Gallery & Studio, 120 East Main St., Lancaster, 6 - 9 p.m.

Join us every second and fourth Friday for open easel. Limit 10 people. Call 740-785-0867 to make a reservation or for more information; COST: $10 with own supplies, $15 supplies included.

Mystery Dinner Theatre at Keller Market House in Lancaster

Keller Market House, 130 S. Columbus Street, Lancaster, 7 p.m.

Join the Destination Downtown Lancaster Players for their fifth season of Mystery Dinner Theatre in Downtown Lancaster. Dress as your favorite 70s & 80s band members as the production focuses on the murder of the manager of the band "Spinal Crap" Listen for clues throughout the evening and you will have your chance to identify the killer and possibly be named as the evening's "Super Sleuth"!

The cast is sure to make you laugh as the show unfolds around you with dinner served throughout the show. Dinner will be catered by Downtown's own, Table 1. A fun and light hearted way to spend your Valentine's Day Weekend with the ones you love. This event has sold out the past two years, reserve your spot today!

Call 740-277-6607 for more information and to make reservations. COST: $45 person/$85 couple.

Love Letters by Logan Theatre Group

Chakeres Theater, 25 N. Mulberry St, Logan, 7:30 p.m.

This theatre piece is comprised of letters exchanged over a lifetime between two people who grew up together, went their separate ways, and continued to share confidences. You will love to love it! Call 740-583-9475; COST: $10.

 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13

Scenic Hills Senior Center's Pancake Breakfast

Scenic Hills Senior Center, 187 S. Spring Street, Logan, 8 - 11 a.m.

On the second Saturday of the month, enjoy a Pancake Breakfast with the Scenic Hills Senior Center.

Menu: Pancakes, eggs & sausage or sausage gravy biscuits, eggs & hash browns. COST: $6

Trees and Tracks at the MetroParks

Slate Run Metro Park Wetlands Wildlife Refuge, 11140 Winchester Road, Ashville, 11 a.m.

Learn how to identify leafless trees and animal tracks. We will also build a fire with flint and steel and study animal pelts. Please bring drinking water. Call 614-508-8111 for more information; FREE.

Elegantly Lit - Valentine's Day Bottle Decor Class

Rockside Winery & Vineyards, 2363 Lancaster Newark Rd NE, Lancaster, 1 - 3 p.m.

Join us for a Holiday Wine Bottle Decorating Class!Create this uniquely decorated and lit bottle for the holiday! Our wine bottle decorating, and lighting class will be taught by Elegantly Lit owner Maryann. Don't miss this great opportunity for a fun and creative experience. Space is limited to 24 people, so sign up quickly. Wine & small appetizers are sold separately and are not included in the ticket price. Call 740-687-4414 for more information and to reserve your spot; COST: $35.

American Legion Baked Steak Dinner

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

The Auxiliary of American Legion Post 78 puts on this delicious baked steak dinner on the 2nd Saturday of each month.Come join us for a good meal, with the proceeds helping our community & supporting two Legion baseball teams. Call 740-385-8811 for more information; COST: $7.

Sixth Annual Valentine's Chocolate Choo Choo

Hocking Valley Scenic Railway Depot, 33 E. Canal St., Nelsonville, 4:30 p.m.

Join us for the Sixth Annual Valentine's Chocolate Choo Choo aboard the Hocking Valley Scenic Railway! Social hour with appetizers begins at 4:30 pm at the Hocking Valley Scenic Railway. Call 740-707-1585 for more information and to make reservations; COST: $45.

Sweethearts Hike at Ash Cave

Ash Cave Parking Area, Hocking Hills State Park, St. Rt. 56, Logan, 5 - 7 p.m.

Take your sweetheart on a romantic stroll to Ash Cave in the soft light of dusk. Afterward, enjoy a cozy fire and refreshments. Meet at the Ash Cave parking area. Call 740-385-6841 for more information; FREE.

Sweet Second Saturday

The Ridge Inn Restaurant, 16178 Pike St., Laurelville, 5 - 8 p.m.

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. Call 740-332-0300 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 Evolution. 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.

Victorian Valentines Dinner

The Bowen House, 196 N. Market St, Logan, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Celebrate Valentine's Day with a Victorian-theme dinner. Live Music by the Crislers with other guest singers. Call 740-385-0344 for more information; COST: To be determined.

Mystery Dinner Theatre at Keller Market House in Lancaster

Keller Market House, 130 S. Columbus Street, Lancaster, 7 p.m.

Join the Destination Downtown Lancaster Players for their fifth season of Mystery Dinner Theatre in Downtown Lancaster. Dress as your favorite 70s & 80s band members as the production focuses on the murder of the manager of the band "Spinal Crap" Listen for clues throughout the evening and you will have your chance to identify the killer and possibly be named as the evening's "Super Sleuth"!

The cast is sure to make you laugh as the show unfolds around you with dinner served throughout the show. Dinner will be catered by Downtown's own, Table 1. A fun and light hearted way to spend your Valentine's Day Weekend with the ones you love. This event has sold out the past two years, reserve your spot today!

Call 740-277-6607 for more information and to make reservations. COST: $45 person/$85 couple.

Love Letters by Logan Theatre Group

Chakeres Theater, 25 N. Mulberry St, Logan, 7:30 p.m.

This theatre piece is comprised of letters exchanged over a lifetime between two people who grew up together, went their separate ways, and continued to share confidences. You will love to love it! Meet and Mingle after the performance. Call 740-583-9475; COST: $10.

 

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14

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.

 

Farmers' Markets

 

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 - 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 Saturdays. Location: Market on State, 1002 E. State St., Athens; for more information, call 740-593-6763 or visit athensfarmersmarket.org.

 

Ongoing Events

 

MONDAYS - Children's Chorus at the Bowen House; Stop in and listen to the delightful sounds of the Children's Chorus every Monday from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. The Bowen House Community Center for Arts & Education, 196 N Market St, Logan; call 740-385-0344 for more info.

MONDAY AND THURSDAYS AND OTHERS BY APPOINTMENT - 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 class, offered at 11 a.m. and 1,3 and 5 p.m.; call for reservations - 740-385-1384; Liquid Light Gallery, 18345 Unger Rd, Logan

TUESDAYS THROUGH SUNDAYS through April 24 - Blue Walk: The Art of William Kortlander; The exhibit features William Kortlander's figurative and landscape paintings and will also include various charcoal drawings and watercolor pieces. Kortlander has had more than 30 solo shows and has participated in more than 145 group exhibitions. His paintings are included in more than 40 museums and corporate collections throughout the U.S. and in Japan. Call 740-681-1423 for more information; Decorative Arts Center of Ohio, 145 E Main St, Lancaster.

TUESDAYS - Science with Mr. Turtle at the Logan Library; Join Mr. Harry every Tuesday from 3 - 4:30 p.m. in the Children's Library and explore the world of science. Every age is the right age to learn! Logan Library, 230 East Main Street, Logan. FREE.

TUESDAYS AND WEDNESDAYS - Story Time at the Logan Library; Children of all ages can come out for story time. Weekly readings take place at 6:15 p,m. on Tuesdays and 10 a.m. on Wednesdays. Logan Library, 230 East Main Street, Logan. FREE.

TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS - After School Art with Art & Clay on Main; Join us every Tuesday and Thursday for a fun-filled hour of art instruction that many children do not otherwise have access to. Artists in grades 1 - 7 explore different mediums, dabble in art history and create personal masterpieces in just one session. Join us for every class or simply attend when your schedule allows! 4 - 5 p.m. Art & Clay on Main, 150 West Main St., Lancaster, 740-653-1755, $10 per class.

TUESDAYS and THURSDAYS - Yarn Lovers Unite; Members are invited to join at the library to work on various projects and share techniques and progress.Anyone who knits, croquets or sews is invited to attend.All are welcome regardless of experience and ability, as this is a chance to share and learn. 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays and 1 p.m. on Thursdays. Call 740-385-2348 for more information; Logan-Hocking County Library, 230 E. Main Street, Logan, FREE.

FIRST AND THIRD WEDNESDAYS - Doodle Bugs - 10 a.m.; FREE art club for newborns, infants and toddlers up to age 3. Meeting the first and third Wednesdays of each month. Participants can come anytime between 10 a.m. and 12 noon. Toddlers will explore the fun of art hands-on and take home a masterpiece! Newborns and infants will have hands and feet painted for creative keepsakes. Sponsored by the Hocking County Early Childhood Department, Help Me Grow & Early Intervention. Hocking County Library, 230 E. Main Street, Logan; Call Stephanie at 740-380-1315 for more information.

WEDNESDAYS - Quilt Therapy - 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Every Wednesday our classroom is open all day for anyone who wants to come and sew. Bring a project, even one you are having struggles with and one of our folks will be happy to help you. It is a fun day to come and be with other quilters. Lunch is on your own. Nelsonville Quilt Company, 52 W Washington St, Nelsonville; call 740-753-3343 for more info; FREE

WEDNESDAYS - Sweet Treat Wednesday: Wine tasting paired with locally made Wren Valley Truffles. 25% off hand-made gourmet caramel apples.Bring your own food or have pizza delivered. Hocking Hills Winery, 30402 Freeman Road, Logan, 11 a.m.- 8 p.m. Call 740- 385-7117 for more information; COST: $12 for six tastings.

THURSDAYS - Yoga at the Bowen House; Join Yoga instructor Elle Delmatto every Thursday at 4:30 p.m. Class fee is $6. Class is open to all and no pre-registration is necessary. The Bowen House Community Center for Arts & Education, 196 N Market St, Logan; call 740-385-0344 for more info.

THURSDAYS - Pasta Night at Diamond Jim's Pizza & Dog Pound Hot Dogs is back! A different handmade pasta dish is featured every Thursday until Spring. Pasta night goes until they run out or 10 p.m. Diamond Jim's Pizza & Dog Pound Hot Dogs, 109 North Columbus Street, Lancaster. Call 740-974-6060 for more information.

THURSDAYS - Introduction to Technology. Have questions about your tablet, laptop, email or even Facebook. There will be a staff member in the reference area to help you. Logan Hocking County Library, 230 East Main Street, Logan, 3 - 4 p.m. Call 740-385-2348 for more information.

SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS - Hocking Hills Artists and Craftsmen Marketplace. Open every weekend where you can find unique hand crafted items from local artists. Chat with the artist while you watch their demonstrations. Stay a little, shop a little, dine a little. Open Saturday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Hocking Hills Dining Lodge, 20020 State Route 664 South. Call 740-707-0246 for more information.

DAILY - Honeybee Extravaganza: The Logan-Hocking County Library has honeybees! We have a beautiful, live bee display, courtesy of Dave Saving. Come and witness the bees work. Find the queen bee! Learn about the interworking of the hive. The bees are on display for everyone to see.

Logan Hocking Library, 230 East Main St., Logan. Hours are Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. - 8 p.m., Friday & Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. FREE.

DAILY - SALT AND PEPPER SHAKER MUSEUM AT FIDDLESTIX; View several hundred vintage figural salt and pepper shaker sets at Fiddlestix Village; 24180 St. Rt. 93 just south of the St. Rt. 56/93 intersection. A changing display of shaker sets are arranged by categories on shelves in three large windows. Groups include various animals, people, holidays, birds, fish, tools, buildings, vacation souvenirs and many more. Most of the sets are from the 1940s to the present. A smaller window hosts a monthly special exhibit. The best viewing time is between 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Viewers are invited at their own risk, and the exhibit is open unless there is snow or ice on the parking lot. Fiddlestix Village, 24180 St. Rt. 93, Creola - (Do not go to Creola ~ this is a mapping address.) The location is just south of the intersection of St. Rts. 56 and 93, close to Ash Cave. For more information, call Historic Host at 740-753-3105. FREE.

DAILY - Paul A. Johnson Pencil Sharpener Museum - Monday - Saturday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.; 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 (except Monday) - Ohio Border Exhibition; The tenth in a series of competitions, OH+5 '16 is a regional, all media, juried exhibition of contemporary artwork. This exhibition serves to promote artists residing in Ohio and the five states that border Ohio: Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. OH+5 '16 will feature new work that provides the viewer with an appreciation of the variety of media, techniques and innovative trends in contemporary art. Dairy Barn Arts Center, 8000 Dairy Lane, Athens. Hours are 12 noon - 5 p.m. except 12-8 on Thursdays and 1-5 on Sundays. Call 740-592-4981; COST: Members free / $6 general admin, $4 students/seniors/ Kids under 12 free.

DAILY (Monday - Saturday) - 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 a.m., noon, and 2 p.m.; Saturdays by appointment. Special arrangements will be made for large groups. Museum hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday by appointment. Tours are $4 which includes souvenir magnet. Columbus Washboard Factory, 14 Gallagher Ave, Logan; 740-380-3828.

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Your Weekend Update for January 29, 2016

FRIDAY, JANUARY 29

Cedar Falls Stroll

Cedar Falls, Hocking Hills State Park, State Route 374, 10 a.m.

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. Call 740-385-8003 for more information; FREE.

Cabin Fever Cures

Naturalist Cabin at Old Man's Cave, Hocking Hills State Park, St. Rt. 664 S, Logan, 2 p.m.

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

Monthly Senior Dinner Carry-in

Scenic Hills Senior Center, 187 South Spring St., Logan, 5 p.m.

Join other seniors for a potluck dinner and entertainment. Call Richard Guess at 740-385-1455 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 Todd Martin. Bring your own appetizers or food, call for a pizza delivery or just enjoy the music. Call 740- 385-7117 for more information; FREE.

Final Friday: Fire and Ice

Nelsonville Historic Square, Nelsonville, 5:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Fiery Delights on an Icy Cold Night! For the first Final Friday of 2016, we will present Master Ice Carver Paul Ahrens from Precise Ice Creations. Ahrens will carve blocks of ice located throughout the square.

Banana Fosters flambé made on an ice table by the Hocking College Epicurean Club. Rhapsody, the Hocking College student-run fine dining restaurant located at 18 Public Square, is also taking reservations for a special "Fire and Ice" menu. FREE.

13th Annual Bowl-A-Rama

Starbrick Cooperative Gallery, 21 W. Columbus Street, Nelsonville, 5:30 p.m.

The area's finest potters are spinning unique art bowls for you to fire up with our homemade chilies. And we are fine cooks too! Also that night: the opening of Black & White, a group exhibition that investigates a stark pallet to create striking contrasts. Call 740-753-1011 for more information; COST: Buy the Bowl... the Chili's Free!

Lost in Disguises and Anarchies Opening Night

Paper Circle, 35 W. Columbus St., Nelsonville, 5:30 p.m.

An exhibition by Majestic Gallery member Kathy Guest featuring some new, large pieces as well as paper quilts and small framed pieces. All work is paper that has been embossed, cut, pigmented and otherwise embellished. Call 740-753-3374 for more information; FREE.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 30

Comfort Food Cruise

12 area restaurants, Logan, Laurelville and Nelsonville, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

A total of 12 different restaurants, each featuring a different comfort food all for just $18 per ticket.Best of all, $5 of every ticket goes directly to local food banks. You get to enjoy great comfort foods while cruising the beautiful Hocking Hills and bringing much needed comfort to others.No need to worry about any guilt for indulging in all those comforting dishes.There are lots of places to take a hike, enjoy the stunning winter scenery and work up an appetite for your next stop on the cruise. Call 740-385-2750 for more information; COST: $18.

Wonders of Old Man's Cave

Hocking Hills State Park, State Route 664 South, Logan, 10 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.

Free Winery Tour

RockSide Winery & Vineyards, 2363 Lancaster Newark Rd NE, Lancaster, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Join us on a free, fun, informative tour of RockSide Winery! During the tour, you will learn about the history of the winery and about the process of making wine from grape to bottle. The tour lasts about an hour give or take depending on the number of questions. Informative, educational, and fun! Afterwards stay for a wine tasting or enjoy a bottle of wine! Call 740-687-4414 for more information; COST: $1 tastings.

Hocking's Wildlife at the Cabin

Naturalist Cabin, Hocking Hills State Park, St. Rt. 664 S, Logan, 2 p.m.

As you pass by on your hike today stop by the Naturalist Cabin, located at the Naturalist Cabin, to explore and take a closer look at some of our native residents.Naturalist will be available for discussion and to answer questions. Call 740-385-6841 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 Steve Zarate. 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, JANUARY 31

Comfort Food Cruise

12 area restaurants, Logan, Laurelville and Nelsonville, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

A total of 12 different restaurants, each featuring a different comfort food all for just $18 per ticket.Best of all, $5 of every ticket goes directly to local food banks. You get to enjoy great comfort foods while cruising the beautiful Hocking Hills and bringing much needed comfort to others.No need to worry about any guilt for indulging in all those comforting dishes.There are lots of places to take a hike, enjoy the stunning winter scenery and work up an appetite for your next stop on the cruise. Call 740-385-2750 for more information; COST: $18.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1

Game Night at the Library

Logan-Hocking County District Library, 230 E. Main Street, Logan, 5 - 7 p.m.

Enjoy game night the first Monday of every month. Monopoly, Battleship, Candy Land, Uno, Boggle, Cards, Chess, Checkers! Pick a spot and play! Call 740-385-2348 for more information; FREE.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3

Wine'd up Wednesday

Shaw's Restaurant and Inn, 123 North Broad Street, Lancaster, Lunch and Dinner

On the first Wednesday of every month, we offer 129 different wines at an $8 discount. This is for dine-in only at lunch or dinner. This is part of the Wednesday Originals program with Dine Originals Columbus. Call 754-654-1842 for more information.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4

Logan Town Center Monthly Meeting

Logan Chamber of Commerce Meeting Room, 140 E. Main Street, Logan, 8 a.m.

Want to learn more about all the great things happening in Historic Downtown Logan?Come to the monthly Logan Town Center meeting. The Logan Town Center Board and Members have been very busy -- from parking and zoning to beautification and promotion, efforts are underway to preserve Historic Downtown Logan, attract customers to downtown businesses and spur economic development in Historic Downtown Logan. Visit www.logantowncenter.com for more information; FREE.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5

Girls Night In with Scenic Hills Senior Center

Scenic Hills Senior Center, 187 S. Spring Street, Logan, 5 - 8 p.m.

Bring your girlfriends, daughters, friends & neighbors and join the fun. Refreshments, gift raffles and one-night-only special sales by various vendors! This event is sponsored by Scenic Hills Senior Center, Hocking Valley Community Hospital and Baymont Inn of Logan. Snack buffet provided by Hocking Valley Community Hospital. All proceeds benefit Hocking Valley Community Hospital and Scenic Hills Senior Center. Call 740-385-6581 for more information; COST: $5 entry fee includes 5 raffle tickets & snack buffet.

Amanda Anne Platt Concert

Stuart's Opera House, 52 Public Square, Nelsonville, 8 p.m.

Stuart's welcomes Amanda Anne Platt of the Asheville-based Americana group The Honeycutters for a special solo backstage show! No Depression says "Platt's songs are exceptional, with interesting melodies and well-written lyrics sung with a strong and engaging voice that sounds a bit like a blend of Gillian Welch and Loretta Lynn." Seats are reserved, so call 740-753-1924 for the best locations or for more information; COST: $10 - $12.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6

Comfort Food Cruise

12 area restaurants, Logan, Laurelville and Nelsonville, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

A total of 12 different restaurants, each featuring a different comfort food all for just $18 per ticket.Best of all, $5 of every ticket goes directly to local food banks. You get to enjoy great comfort foods while cruising the beautiful Hocking Hills and bringing much needed comfort to others.No need to worry about any guilt for indulging in all those comforting dishes.There are lots of places to take a hike, enjoy the stunning winter scenery and work up an appetite for your next stop on the cruise. Call 740-385-2750 for more information; COST: $18.

Legion Sons Monthly Steak Dinner

American Legion Post 78, 12845 St. Rt. 664 S, Logan, 4:30 - 7:30 p.m.

The Legion Sons of American Legion Post 78 put on this great steak fry on the 1st Saturday of each month.Come join us for a good meal, with the proceeds helping our community & supporting two Legion baseball teams. Call 740-385-8811 for more information; COST: $12.

 

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 7

Comfort Food Cruise

12 area restaurants, Logan, Laurelville and Nelsonville, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

A total of 12 different restaurants, each featuring a different comfort food all for just $18 per ticket.Best of all, $5 of every ticket goes directly to local food banks. You get to enjoy great comfort foods while cruising the beautiful Hocking Hills and bringing much needed comfort to others.No need to worry about any guilt for indulging in all those comforting dishes.There are lots of places to take a hike, enjoy the stunning winter scenery and work up an appetite for your next stop on the cruise. Call 740-385-2750 for more information; COST: $18.

Four Chaplains Memorial Service

American Legion Post 78, 9560 State Route 664 South, Logan, Ohio, 3 p.m.

Lawrence Neal Helber American Legion Post 78 will be holding a Memorial Service in remembrance of four brave chaplains who gave up their lives so others could live. Their ship, the USS Dorchester, was torpedoed during WW11. Call 740-974-8181 for more information; FREE.

 

Farmers' Markets

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 - 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 Saturdays. Location: Market on State, 1002 E. State St., Athens; for more information, call 740-593-6763 or visit athensfarmersmarket.org.

 

Ongoing Events

MONDAY AND THURSDAYS AND OTHERS BY APPOINTMENT - 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 class, offered at 11 a.m. and 1,3 and 5 p.m.; call for reservations - 740-385-1384; Liquid Light Gallery, 18345 Unger Rd, Logan

TUESDAYS THROUGH SUNDAYS through April 24 - Blue Walk: The Art of William Kortlander; The exhibit features William Kortlander's figurative and landscape paintings and will also include various charcoal drawings and watercolor pieces. Kortlander has had more than 30 solo shows and has participated in more than 145 group exhibitions. His paintings are included in more than 40 museums and corporate collections throughout the U.S. and in Japan. Call 740-681-1423 for more information; Decorative Arts Center of Ohio, 145 E Main St, Lancaster.

TUESDAYS - Science with Mr. Turtle at the Logan Library; Join Mr. Harry every Tuesday from 3 - 4:30 p.m. in the Children's Library and explore the world of science. Every age is the right age to learn! Logan Library, 230 East Main Street, Logan. FREE.

TUESDAYS AND WEDNESDAYS - Story Time at the Logan Library; Children of all ages can come out for story time. Weekly readings take place at 6:15 p,m. on Tuesdays and 10 a.m. on Wednesdays. Logan Library, 230 East Main Street, Logan. FREE.

TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS - After School Art with Art & Clay on Main; Join us every Tuesday and Thursday for a fun-filled hour of art instruction that many children do not otherwise have access to. Artists in grades 1 - 7 explore different mediums, dabble in art history and create personal masterpieces in just one session. Join us for every class or simply attend when your schedule allows! 4 - 5 p.m. Art & Clay on Main, 150 West Main St., Lancaster, 740-653-1755, $10 per class.

TUESDAYS and THURSDAYS - Yarn Lovers Unite; Members are invited to join at the library to work on various projects and share techniques and progress.Anyone who knits, croquets or sews is invited to attend.All are welcome regardless of experience and ability, as this is a chance to share and learn. 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays and 1 p.m. on Thursdays. Call 740-385-2348 for more information; Logan-Hocking County Library, 230 E. Main Street, Logan, FREE.

FIRST AND THIRD WEDNESDAYS - Doodle Bugs - 10 a.m.; FREE art club for newborns, infants and toddlers up to age 3. Meeting the first and third Wednesdays of each month. Participants can come anytime between 10 a.m. and 12 noon. Toddlers will explore the fun of art hands-on and take home a masterpiece! Newborns and infants will have hands and feet painted for creative keepsakes. Sponsored by the Hocking County Early Childhood Department, Help Me Grow & Early Intervention. Hocking County Library, 230 E. Main Street, Logan; Call Stephanie at 740-380-1315 for more information.

WEDNESDAYS - Quilt Therapy - 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Every Wednesday our classroom is open all day for anyone who wants to come and sew. Bring a project, even one you are having struggles with and one of our folks will be happy to help you. It is a fun day to come and be with other quilters. Lunch is on your own. Nelsonville Quilt Company, 52 W Washington St, Nelsonville; call 740-753-3343 for more info; FREE

WEDNESDAYS - Sweet Treat Wednesday: Wine tasting paired with locally made Wren Valley Truffles. 25% off hand-made gourmet caramel apples.Bring your own food or have pizza delivered. Hocking Hills Winery, 30402 Freeman Road, Logan, 11 a.m.- 8 p.m. Call 740- 385-7117 for more information; COST: $12 for six tastings.

THURSDAYS - Yoga at the Bowen House; Join Yoga instructor Elle Delmatto every Thursday at 4:30 p.m. Class fee is $6. Class is open to all and no pre-registration is necessary. The Bowen House Community Center for Arts & Education, 196 N Market St, Logan; call 740-385-0344 for more info.

THURSDAYS - Pasta Night at Diamond Jim's Pizza & Dog Pound Hot Dogs is back! A different handmade pasta dish is featured every Thursday until Spring. Pasta night goes until they run out or 10 p.m. Diamond Jim's Pizza & Dog Pound Hot Dogs, 109 North Columbus Street, Lancaster. Call 740-974-6060 for more information.

THURSDAYS - Introduction to Technology. Have questions about your tablet, laptop, email or even Facebook. There will be a staff member in the reference area to help you. Logan Hocking County Library, 230 East Main Street, Logan, 3 - 4 p.m. Call 740-385-2348 for more information.

SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS - Hocking Hills Artists and Craftsmen Marketplace. Open every weekend where you can find unique hand crafted items from local artists. Chat with the artist while you watch their demonstrations. Stay a little, shop a little, dine a little. Open Saturday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Hocking Hills Dining Lodge, 20020 State Route 664 South. Call 740-707-0246 for more information.

DAILY - Honeybee Extravaganza: The Logan-Hocking County Library has honeybees! We have a beautiful, live bee display, courtesy of Dave Saving. Come and witness the bees work. Find the queen bee! Learn about the interworking of the hive. The bees are on display for everyone to see.

Logan Hocking Library, 230 East Main St., Logan. Hours are Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. - 8 p.m., Friday & Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. FREE.

DAILY - SALT AND PEPPER SHAKER MUSEUM AT FIDDLESTIX; View several hundred vintage figural salt and pepper shaker sets at Fiddlestix Village; 24180 St. Rt. 93 just south of the St. Rt. 56/93 intersection. A changing display of shaker sets are arranged by categories on shelves in three large windows. Groups include various animals, people, holidays, birds, fish, tools, buildings, vacation souvenirs and many more. Most of the sets are from the 1940s to the present. A smaller window hosts a monthly special exhibit. The best viewing time is between 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Viewers are invited at their own risk, and the exhibit is open unless there is snow or ice on the parking lot. Fiddlestix Village, 24180 St. Rt. 93, Creola - (Do not go to Creola ~ this is a mapping address.) The location is just south of the intersection of St. Rts. 56 and 93, close to Ash Cave. For more information, call Historic Host at 740-753-3105. FREE.

DAILY - Paul A. Johnson Pencil Sharpener Museum - Monday - Saturday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.; 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 (Monday - Saturday) - 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 a.m., noon, and 2 p.m.; Saturdays by appointment. Special arrangements will be made for large groups. Museum hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday by appointment. Tours are $4 which includes souvenir magnet. Columbus Washboard Factory, 14 Gallagher Ave, Logan; 740-380-3828.

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