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Your Weekend Update for January 8, 2016

Daily Activities

FRIDAY, JANUARY 8

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.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 9

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

Ice Extravaganza Logan Bicentennial Celebration

Downtown Logan, Main Street, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Visit Downtown Logan for a variety of events centered around an "Ice Extravaganza". Carvings and demonstrations will be along Main Street. Queen crowning, band and choir concerts, historic display in the Hocking County Courthouse, guided historic downtown tours, ice corn hole, refreshments and much more. For complete details visit www.Logan200.com

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.

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.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 10

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.

MONDAY, JANUARY 11

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.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 15

 

Pre-Winter Hike Night

Hocking Hills Dining Lodge, Hocking Hills State Park, 20020 State Route 664 S., Logan, 7 p.m.

Join the naturalist at the Hocking Hills Dining Lodge for an evening of fun and trivia. We will also look at the route for the next day's big hike and offer tips and suggestions. JOIN US FOR THE FUN! Call 740-385-8003 x213 for more information; FREE.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 16

 

51st Annual Hocking Hills Winter Hike

Old Man's Cave, Hocking Hills State Park, State Route 664 S, 9 - 11 a.m.

Enjoy winter's splendor on this historic (50th annual!) six-mile trek from Old Man's Cave to Ash Cave. Layered clothing and good footwear recommended. Continuous starts from 9 - 11 a.m. Refreshments (bean soup & hot cocoa) are available at Cedar Falls for a donation. A shuttle bus returns hikers to Old Man's Cave. Call 740-385-6841 for more information; COST: Free; donations for bean soup appreciated.

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.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 17

 

Rhonda Vincent & The Rage Concert

Stuart's Opera House, 52 Public Square, Nelsonville, 3 p.m.

Stuart's welcomes back the "new Queen of Bluegrass" Rhonda Vincent for a special Sunday matinee show. Vincent's career spans 24 albums and she's worked with everyone from Dolly Parton to George Jones to Faith Hill. She has received more than 40 awards, including seven consecutive Female Vocalist of the Year awards from the International Bluegrass Music Association, along with multiple Grammy nominations. Seats are reserved, so we suggest buying tickets in advance. Call 740-753-1924 for information or to buy tickets; COST: $25-$35.

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 info 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 - 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.

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; FRE

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 - 6 p.m.; Join Yoga instructor Elle Delmatto every Thursday at 6 p.m. Class fee is $6. Class is open to all. 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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