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Your Weekend Update for December 2, 2016

Thursday, December 1

Trail of Lights at Lake Hope State Park - EVERYDAY THROUGH DEC. 31

Lake Hope State Park; 27331 St. Rt. 278; McArthur; email

john.hickebottom@dnr.state.oh.us; call 740-598-3030; Free; every day through Dec. 31

Stop by the Lake Hope Nature Center and experience the revival of a Lake Hope tradition, the Trail of lights is free and open to the public.

Friday, December 2

Final Fridays - Holiday Shopping Alternative - FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY

Nelsonville Public Square; call 740-753-1001; free; 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Final Fridays- Holiday Shopping Alternative at North Pole Nelsonville. Gifts of Handmade Art not found anywhere else! Visit Santa's Village to get a peek at behind-the-scenes toy making wonderland. Final Fridays, a community art event, takes place in the Historic Square Arts District in Nelsonville.

 

Saturday, December 3

Winter Carnival in Lancaster

Destination Downtown Lancaster; various locations; call 740-277-6607; Free; noon - 4 p.m.

Horse-drawn carriage rides through downtown, pictures with Santa, a day full of holiday fun! Free event,Fun activities such as cookie decorating, ornament making, and children's crafts (most of which are free). Stop at the Lancaster Holiday Handmade Market at The Lodge in Lancaster

-Sign-up for the 90.9 Christmas Cookie Bake-Off

Downtown Tree Lighting Ceremony, 5:45pm

-Performance by the Singing Gales of Lancaster

-Light the downtown Christmas Tree

-Free cookies and hot chocolate

This is a family, friendly and free event. Music begins at 5:45pm and the ceremony begins at 6pm. For more information please visit, DestinationDowntownLancaster.com or call 740-277-6607.

Santa Train - SATURDAY & SUNDAY

Hocking Valley Scenic Railway; 33 Canal St; Nelsonville; call 800-967-7834 or 740-743-9531; tickets include adults, $17; seniors, $15; children $13; every Saturday and Sunday from Nov. 26 to Dec. 18; 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Historic train ride with a visit from Santa during the ride. Saturdays and Sundays. 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Christmas/ Santa Parade - A LOGAN BICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION

Downtown Logan; Main Street at Worthington Park; call 740-385-6836; Free; 2 - 7 p.m.

Enjoy the natural beauty of the Hocking Hills State Park then join us for the Logan Christmas Parade, "A Bicentennial Christmas," will have floats, marching bands, horses, and other local entries for a festive occasion. Bundle up and gather along Main Street to watch for Santa, who arrives at the end of the parade.The kids can visit with Santa in Worthington Park after the parade. Lots of other activities throughout the day and evening including the 2nd Annual Hocking Hills Holiday Treasure Hunt. Find one-of-a-kind treasures for everyone on your shopping list.

 

Festival of Trees at The Bowen House

The Bowen House; 196 N. Market St; Logan; email

bowenhouse.dbell@frontier.com; call 740-385-0344; Free; 2 to 5 p.m.

The Bowen House will be beautifully decorated from head to toe with an array of unique and creative trees and other holiday displays. Special events to occur throughout the month.

 

North Pole Nelsonville

The Public Square; Nelsonville; Call 740-753-1924; Events happening throughout the month of December

North Pole Nelsonville is happening all month long on the Square in Nelsonville and this Saturday, December 3rd will feature the Christmas Parade and a whole day of great holiday events! Stuart's Opera House will host several events throughout the day too! Join us for a FREE holiday movie in the Opera House at Noon with a screening of the classic The Year Without Santa Claus, no tickets needed. Stuart's will also host an Open House from 11:00am-4:00pm in our new space that is under construction, come on out for hard hat tours of the future Stuart's lobby and building at 30 Public Square, tours on the half hour. See the amazing new spaces that Stuart's will have opening next year! The open house tours are also free. The parade starts at 10:00am on Public Square and the Stuart's events continue throughout the day. And on Saturday evening, Stuart's will host the ABC Players and their production of The Littlest Angel at 7:00pm. The Littlest Angel also has performances on Friday at 7:00pm and Sunday at 2:00pm. Tickets for The Littlest Angel are general admission and are available in advance at www.stuartsoperahouse.org or (740) 753-1924 and will be available at the show one hour before each performance.

Sunday, December 4

A Taste of Dickens at the Glenlaurel Inn

Glenlaurel Inn; 14940 Mt. Olive Rd; Rockbridge; call 800-809-7378 or 740-385-4070; $189-$379 for dinner and lodging; reservation required; Wednesdays and Sundays; 6 p.m.

Join us for our traditional yet festive holiday dinner. Our 6 course fine dining offers delectable gourmet courses, and a performer will read excerpts from Charles Dickens' classic A Christmas Carol between courses. Social hour begins at 6 PM in the Loch Ness Pub. Dinner begins promptly at 7, and will last for approximately 2 hours. When you stay on a Dickens night, you'll get 50% off lodging when the Dickens Dinner is booked! Call us today to make reservations. Space is limited and is always a sold-out event! This event is a great way to get into the spirit of the holiday season and it makes a great holiday gift for those hard to buy for. Call Guest Services to make your reservation. Dinner $49 per person; reservations based on availability.

 

Final Fridays - Holiday Shopping Alternative - FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY

Nelsonville Public Square; call 740-753-1001; free; 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Final Fridays- Holiday Shopping Alternative at North Pole Nelsonville. Gifts of Handmade Art not found anywhere else! Visit Santa's Village to get a peek at behind-the-scenes toy making wonderland. Final Fridays, a community art event, takes place in the Historic Square Arts District in Nelsonville.

 

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.

 

Ongoing Events

Thursdays - Thirsty Thursday Happy Hour Rockside Winery & Vineyards, 2363 Lancaster Newark Rd NE, Lancaster; 740-687-4414; 5 pm to 8 pm Looking for the happiest hours out there? We think making it halfway through the week is reason enough to celebrate! Stop by after work for $4 glasses of our estate grown and produced wines. Nosh on our delicious Ohio cheese and crackers at a discount. Otherwise you can bring in your own picnic, or order in from one of the near by pizza joints! (Recurring Event every Thursday excluding major holidays).

MAY 28 TO NOVEMBER 27 - Mastery: Sustaining Momentum Exhibit Dairy Barn Arts Center, 8000 Dairy Lane, Athens; 740-592-4981; noon to 5 pm Tue/Wed/Fri/Sat; noon to 8 pm Thur; 1 pm to 5 pm Sun; $6; $4 Students & Seniors; under 12 free; Members Free One of Quilt Nationals founders, Nancy Crow, curator, has selected artists who are masters of their technique and media. Chosen for their individual voices and continuing development in their field, these master quilt makers are exhibiting all new works.

MONDAYS - Children's Chorus; Stop in and listen to the delightful sounds of the Children's Chorus every Monday from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Call 740-385-0344 for more info.

 

WEDNESDAYS - Yoga in the Hills; This class is offered surrounded by the beauty of the Hocking Hills. Weather permitting; classes are outside on our wonderful deck among the trees. All levels of experience are welcome, as are groups! Call ahead for details - we may be having class, with our wonderful instructor, at a waterfall near you! 5 to 6 p.m. Visit http://www.massageyogacenter.com/ for locations details. Blue Valley Massage & Traveling Spa, 888-74-PEACE (747-3223); COST: $10

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- 3857117 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 740-3850344 for more info.

 

SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS - Hocking Hills Artists and Craftsmen Marketplace. Open every weekend where you can find unique handcrafted 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 - Columbus Washboard Company Tours; 14 Gallagher Ave, Logan; 740-380-3828 Ever seen the inner workings of a centuries old brick factory with vintage equipment used in the 1800s?Not only do we have a veritable museum of American history but we actually still use many of these old tools and machines to make the products we ship all over the world.We invite you and your family to stop in and see us when you're in town and take one of our guided factory tours.There's nothing quite like it anywhere else in the Hocking Hills. Details: 6 or more people preferred. General Admission $4.00 plus 10% discount on purchases (Plus a free fridge magnet.) Seniors $3.00 plus 10% discount on purchases & free fridge magnet. Students & Children (up to 18) $2.00 plus 10% discount on purchases & free fridge magnet. Active Military (with ID) FREE Tour Times All Year Round Monday - Friday 10:00, 12:00, 2:00 May through October Only Monday - Friday 10:00, 12:00, 2:00 Saturdays 11:30 & 1:00

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Your Weekend Update for November 4, 2016

Friday, November 4

Ridgetop & Hollers

Ash Cave Parking Area; Hocking Hills State Park; Logan; call 740-385-6841; 1 p.m.

Ever wonder about the difference between a ridgetop and a 'holler'?Join the naturalist at Ash Cave Parking area to find out. All programs are subject to change. Notify the naturalist if special accommodations are needed for your participation. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

A Night in the Forest at Vinton Furnace State Forest

Vinton Furnace State Forest; Sam Russell Road (Follow yellow signs); McArthur; email apsley.1@osu.edu; call Dave Apsley at 740-710-3009; $10 per person; reservation required; 6:30 p.m.

A Night in the Forest Vinton Furnace State Forest. Experience the fall forest at night. Listen for common and not so common sounds in the forest. Learn about owls and nocturnal mammals that are active in the woods of southern Ohio. If the weather cooperates-view the magnificent night sky with minimal light pollution.

Smoke Rise Ranch Customer Appreciation Weekend - FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY

Smoke Rise Ranch; 6751 Hunterdon Rd.; Glouster; email smokeriseohio@gmail.com; call 740-767-2624

Here at Smoke Rise, we value our customers and want to treat you to a special weekend, including dinner and a party at the Clubhouse. Friday 4th: Cattle Round-Up, Doctoring and Banding Ranch Roping to follow. Saturday 5th: Sorting/Cow Working Clinic Open Arena Sorting Competitions Cowboy Dinner Campfire, Music and Dancing Sunday 6th Fun Day Ranch Rodeo.

Saturday, November 5

Scrapbook Crop at Adena Mansion & Gardens

Adena Mansion and Gardens Visitor's Center; 847 Adena Road; Chillicothe; call 740-772-1500 or 800-319-7248; $55 per person; reservations required; 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Do you find yourself constantly interrupted when trying to scrapbook at home? Adena Mansion & Gardens has the solution for you! Join us for 12 peaceful hours and scrap those wonderful memories of families, friends, vacations, and more.Lunch and dinner will be provided, along with snacks throughout the day. Scrappers will each have their own table so they can spread out, and each participant will have electrical access. Each scrapper will be eligible for door prizes.Vendors will be on hand so scrappers can check out some exciting new products.

33rd Annual Fall Craft Show

The Elberfeld Building; 87 W. Main St.; Logan; call 740-385-6581; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

49 booths of crafts and more. Featuring an autographed A. J. Hawk football. 50-50; hourly door prizes; concession stand. All proceeds benefit the Kalklosch Scholarship for Logan Hocking School District Seniors

Hocking's Owls

Naturalist Cabin; located behind Old Man's Cave Visitor Center; Hocking Hills State Park; Logan; call 740-385-6841; 1 p.m.

Join the naturalist at the Naturalist Cabin located behind Old Man's Cave Visitor Center for a closer look at Ohio's winged nocturnal predators. All programs are subject to change. Notify the naturalist if special accommodations are needed for your participation. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

AOA Annual Dinner and Celebration

Hocking Hills State Park Lodge; 20020 State Rt. 664 S.; Logan; email office@appalachiaohioalliance.org; call 614-721-2656; Reservations required; $35 per ticket; 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, November 5th at the Hocking Hills State Park Lodge, 5:30 p.m. With Bob Gable, Ohio Scenic Rivers Program Manager as the Special Guest Speaker to discuss Ohio's Big Darby Creek and the many benefits of riparian corridor conservation. Please join us in celebrating our many land and water conservation achievements and your role in helping sustain our ongoing success. Connect and socialize with other conservationists and our many friends and supporters.

 

Sunday, November 6

Hike for Homelessness

Clear Creek Metro Park; Hocking Hills Inspire Shelter; 185 Clear Creek Rd; Rockbridge; email HHIS493@yahoo.com; 740-385-5116; $15per person; reservations required; 9 a.m.

Hocking Hills Inspire Shelter hosts a Hike for Homelessness.November is Homelessness Awareness Month. Come hear what Hocking Hills Inspire Shelter has been doing to end homelessness in Hocking County and what is planned for the future while enjoying a long or short hike in Clear Creek Metro Park.Enjoy Bean Soup Dinner after the Hike. The hike will be held rain or shine.Register by October 26 and receive a t-shirt. Registration forms may be dropped off at North Fitness Center, 4 E Main St, Logan.

Mandolin Orange at Stuart's Opera House

Stuart's Opera House; 52 Public Square; Nelsonville; call 740-753-1924; tickets $17 - $25; 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Stuart's welcomes duo Mandolin Orange to Nelsonville for a performance on the Stuart's stage! The pair visited before at our own 2015 Nelsonville Music Festival and won crowds over with their mix of folk, country, bluegrass, and fantastic songwriting. Their upcoming album, Blindfaller, magnifies the intimacy at the heart of the North Carolina duo's music.

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.

 

Ongoing Events

 

FRIDAYS - CASUAL FRIDAYS AT THE INN & SPA AT CEDAR FALLS Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls, 21190 St R 374; 740-385-7489; 5:30 pm to 10:30 pm Join us for Casual Friday's at the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls. Chef Anthony will serve gourmet burgers, rustic pizzas and much more from his new "Bistro Menu" from 5:30pm to 9:30pm on Friday nights. We have live music on the patio to entertain guests from 6:30pm to 9:30pm. The best part is that you don't need a reservation. Join us at your leisure for Casual Fridays!

Thursdays - Thirsty Thursday Happy Hour Rockside Winery & Vineyards, 2363 Lancaster Newark Rd NE, Lancaster; 740-687-4414; 5 pm to 8 pm Looking for the happiest hours out there? We think making it halfway through the week is reason enough to celebrate! Stop by after work for $4 glasses of our estate grown and produced wines. Nosh on our delicious Ohio cheese and crackers at a discount. Otherwise you can bring in your own picnic, or order in from one of the near by pizza joints! (Recurring Event every Thursday excluding major holidays).

FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS - Hocking County Historical Society & Hocking County Genealogical Society Museums Open 1 pm to 4 pm Hocking County Historical Society Museum Complex, 64 N Culver St, Logan; 740-385-6026 Six buildings of historic displays showcase the ca. 1898 Schempp House, the Lutz Steam Car, original pioneer wagon of the Stiers Family & original Hocking Valley Railroad Telegraph Office, where you can test your Morse Code knowledge. Sit in early 1900's desks & write on chalkboards in the recreated 1912 School House and shuck corn on corn sheller's in the Carriage House's display of agricultural items. View numerous displays of Hocking History including: a medical office, military uniforms & equipment, toys, coal mining, local clay & brick industry, Hocking Canal & bridge history, a Logan print shop, mastodon teeth & Indian artifacts. A Timeline Exhibit of Logan and Hocking County features a century of the county's history condensed into four panels is also on display. The timeline includes Native Americans, the first settlers (1798), the Civil War, the Hocking Valley Railway and the 1916 Logan Centennial, ending in 1917, when America joined the war.

MAY 28 TO NOVEMBER 27 - Mastery: Sustaining Momentum Exhibit Dairy Barn Arts Center, 8000 Dairy Lane, Athens; 740-592-4981; noon to 5 pm Tue/Wed/Fri/Sat; noon to 8 pm Thur; 1 pm to 5 pm Sun; $6; $4 Students & Seniors; under 12 free; Members Free One of Quilt Nationals founders, Nancy Crow, curator, has selected artists who are masters of their technique and media. Chosen for their individual voices and continuing development in their field, these master quilt makers are exhibiting all new works.

WEDNESDAYS - Yoga in the Hills; This class is offered surrounded by the beauty of the Hocking Hills. Weather permitting; classes are outside on our wonderful deck among the trees. All levels of experience are welcome, as are groups! Call ahead for details - we may be having class, with our wonderful instructor, at a waterfall near you! 5 to 6 p.m. Visit http://www.massageyogacenter.com/ for locations details. Blue Valley Massage & Traveling Spa, 888-74-PEACE (747-3223); COST: $10

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- 3857117 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 740-3850344 for more info.

SATURDAYS -The Appalachian Listening Room 48B W. Main St.; Logan, Ohio; call 740-438-5273; $7; 7:30 p.m.CMC Real Estate Group and The Piano Works are excited to welcome and sponsor the premiere month of performances at The Appalachian Listening Room.There is a performance each Saturday in October at 7:30 p.m.Tickets are $7 at the door which is accessed from "Artbreak Alley" at 48 W. Main Street in Logan's Historic District.The line up in order of performance includes:Dan Heidt, Kelly Vaughn, Bruce Dalzell and Gary Puckett.

SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS - Hocking Hills Artists and Craftsmen Marketplace. Open every weekend where you can find unique handcrafted 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 - 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.

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