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Your Weekend Update for July 22, 2016

Daily Activities

Fireman's Old Time Festival - THROUGH SATURDAY, JULY 23

Downtown Laurelville; 740-332-6033; Wed - Fri 5 pm; Sat 10 am

You can't miss it!From nightly fish fries, entertainment and a midway with rides, to a talent show, square dancing and Ohio's most expensive cake auction! This 92nd annual festival in Laurelville packs a lot of fun for the whole family into three nights and a Saturday.

Lancaster Festival - NOW THROUGH SATURDAY, JULY 30

Various locations in Lancaster; Ticket Office: 117 W Wheeling St, Lancaster 740-687-4808;

http://www.lancasterfestival.org/

Join us for Ohio's largest music and arts festival with family fun and excitement all over town. 75 events - many free.Featuring music, art and dance and the Lancaster Festival Orchestra.Visit the web site for detailed schedule of events.This year's Grande Finale headliner - Vince Gill.

FRIDAY, JULY 22

Hidden Hocking: Broken Rock Falls

Hocking Hills State Park, Old Man's Cave Naturalist Cabin; 740-385-6841; 9 am; Free

Come and see something off the beaten path. Join us for a hike through Old Man's Cave to the little visited Broken Rock Falls and see what makes this place so special. Meet the Naturalist at the Naturalists' Cabin located behind the Old Man's Cave Visitor Center.

Music at the Winery - FRIDAY & SATURDAY

Hocking Hills Winery, 30402 Freeman Rd, Logan; 740-385-7117; 6 pm to 9 pm

Join the Hocking Hills Winery for an evening of live music, wine and relaxing with the sounds of Kevin Asbba on Friday and BeJae Fleming on Saturday.Arcadian Acres Food Truck will be on hand or bring your own appetizers or food, call for a pizza delivery or just enjoy the music.

Live Music at the Millstone - FRIDAY & SATURDAY

Millstone Southern Smoked BBQ, 12790 Grey St, Logan; 740-385-5341; 6 pm to 9 pm

Enjoy live music on the patio; Friday evening enjoy the music of Byrd Manring and Charlie Tatman on Saturday.

Art-Walk in Downtown Lancaster

Downtown Lancaster, 109 N Broad St, Lancaster; 740-277-6607; 6 pm to 9 pm; Free

Join us for the biggest night in Downtown Lancaster-Artwalk!

Enjoy the arts, live music, food & community. ArtWalk is an annual event that highlights the works of local and regional artists who were juried into this show. The artwork from over 50 artists will be displayed in 34 downtown Lancaster businesses. The streets of downtown Lancaster are closed to traffic as visitors stroll through the beautiful and historic downtown Lancaster. Take a break from the visual arts and enjoy some performing arts, we have live music on three stages plus several businesses hosting musical acts. Don't miss the one event that your friends + family will be talking about-ArtWalk!

Music in the Park

Worthington Park, Market & Mains Streets, Logan; 740-746-8322; 7 pm; FREE

The Summer Music series features a mix of country, bluegrass, classic rock and roll, Western Swing and more. This week rock out to the classics with HB 7 Classic Rock. Food and beverages are for sale in the park. Park seating is limited so lawn chairs or blankets are recommended. Picnics are permitted in the park but smoking and alcohol are not. Concerts generally proceed rain or shine and bands are subject to change without prior notice. Some of the season's concerts will be preceded by an opening act at 6:30 p.m. so please plan to come early!

SATURDAY, JULY 23

Conkle's Creep

Hocking Hills State Park, Conkle's Hollow, St Rt 374 & Big Pine Rd; 740-385-6841; 9 am; Free

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.

Vitamix with Chef Vincenzo "Enzo" Sclama

The Inn at Hocking College, 5770 St Rt 691, Nelsonville; 740-753-7132; $70; 9 am to 5 pm

Master Chef Vincenzo "Enzo" Sclama and the Vitamix team share tips and tricks for incorporating the Vitamix blender into your daily cooking routine. Using the freshest farm to table ingredients, Enzo will share recipes and techniques for creating an amazing 4 course meal using the Vitamix blender. Come see why Vitamix has become the most trusted name in blenders among chefs and industry professionals.Hocking College offers a variety of leisure learning classes that are focused on creating a rich, creative environment that inspires life-long learning. Classes are hands-on, fun and educational! Everyone is welcome.

Civil War Days at The Olde Dutch Restaurant - Saturday & Sunday

The Olde Dutch Restaurant, 12791 St Rt 664 S, Logan; 70-385-1000; 11 am to 3 pm; Free

Civil War Days - Live Cannon Firing. Authentic period dress. Witness Civil War living as it was back in the early 1860's.

Reptile Rampage!

Hocking Hills State Park, Old Man's Cave Naturalist Cabin; 740-385-6841; 1 pm; Free

What makes a reptile a reptile? What is cold-blooded? Who lives around here? For the answers to these and other questions, join the naturalist at the Naturalist Cabin located behind the Old Man's Cave Visitor Center.

Wine, BBQ and Music at RockSide Winery & Vineyards w/ Bob's Backyard Barbeque

Rockside Winery & Vneyards, 2363 Lancaster Newark Rd NE, Lancaster; 740-687-4414; 5 pm to 8 pm

You've worked hard this week. Now it's time to WINE down at Rockside Winery & Vineyards. You deserve it! Enjoy excellent wine, BBQ, music and conversation in our beautiful vineyard setting. Come enjoy the best local wine, live local music and an assortment of amazing BBQ from Bob's Backyard Barbeque! Bob's Backyard Barbeque is a Lancaster based food truck with amazing smoked meats including brisket, pulled pork, chicken and specialty sandwiches as well as other backyard favorites. Local craft beer is available on tap for those who do not prefer wine. We look forward to serving you!Visit www.bobsbackyardbarbeque.com all of their fantastic offerings. Wine and BBQ are paid for separately. Cash or credit are accepted for both. Seating is available inside and outside. No reservations are required. First come first serve, so you may want to bring a blanket or lawn chair just in case we run out of seats!No outside drinks (Alcoholic) are permitted on premises. Please no outside food during event!

Saturday Night on the Patio

Psalm 121, 110 E Main St, Logan; 740-385-0056; 6:00; FREE

Join Psalm 121 every Saturday night to enjoy local Christian Artists on the Patio. This week features Ryan Whitescarver and Hocking Hills United Methodist Church.Event occurs rain or shine on the patio or in the bookstore community room.

Moonlight Tour

Hocking Hills Canoe Livery, 12789 St Rt 664 S, Logan; 740-385-0523; $45; 7 pm to 11 pm; reservations required

Paddle your canoe from sunset to moonlight, using the light of the moon as it reflects on the water. Your trip ends at the livery with a roaring bonfire, s'mores and a local bluegrass band for your enjoyment. Reservations highly recommended. Meet at the livery at 7:00 p.m. and be sure to bring a flashlight.

Flaming Torchlight Canoe Trip

Hocking Hills Adventures, 31251 Chieftain Dr, Logan; 740-385-8685; $42; 7 pm to 11 pm; reservations required

Night time on the Hocking River is magical, and nothing is more exciting than experiencing it by torchlight: flickering flames reflecting on rippling water, golden eyes blinking from surrounding trees, all bathed in a surreal, golden glow. For romantics, friends and families, the river by torchlight is an unforgettable delight.

Refreshments and music.

SUNDAY, JULY 24

Wine & Canvas

Hocking Hills Winery, 30402 Freeman Rd, Logan; 740-404-9025; 2 pm to 5 pm; $35 w/code ZNV5

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. To Register, choose the Zanesville location and key in this coupon code: ZNV5. Sign-up, Show up, and Paint. All supplies will be waiting for you at Hocking Hills Winery.

TUESDAY, JULY 26

Bike Night at the Millstone

Millstone Southern Smoked BBQ, 12790 Grey St, Logan; 740-385-5341; 6 pm to 9 pm

Enjoy live music on the patio.This week Three Chords and a Beer take the stage.Bring you bike or just come and admire all the great bikes at Bike Night.Enjoy great food with good friends.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 27

Wine, BBQ and Music at Rockside

Rockside Winery & Vineyards, 2363 Lancaster Newark Rd NE, Lancaster; 740-687-4414; 5 pm to 8 pm

You've worked hard this week. Now it's time to WINE down at Rockside Winery & Vineyards. You deserve it! Enjoy excellent wine, BBQ, music and conversation in our beautiful vineyard setting. Come enjoy the best local wine, live local music and an assortment of amazing BBQ from Bob's Backyard Barbeque!Seating is available inside and outside. No reservations are required. First come first serve, so you may want to bring a blanket or lawn chair just in case we run out of seats!

THURSDAY, JULY 28

Stream Stompin'

Hocking Hills State Park, Ash Cave, St Rt 56; 740-385-6841; 10 am; FREE

Join the naturalist outside the shelter house at Ash Cave for an exploration of what might live in our many streams here at Hocking. Please come dressed to get your feet wet and footgear must be worn at all times.

Farmers' Markets

SATURDAYS - Hocking Hills Farmers Market.Open 10 am to 2 pm; Parking lot at Hocking Hills Dining Lodge.Located in the Heart of Hocking Hills at the Hocking Hills Dining Lodge Next to Old Mans Cave!Come meet local growers, innovative producers and talented artists. Find fresh produce & food, plus other agricultural-related products, support area farmers and enjoy the atmosphere at one of Ohio's estimated 200 farmers' markets. A new Hocking Hills experience! Call 740-380-3783 for more info.

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.

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.

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.

SATURDAYS - Bremen Farmer's Market, 119 W Main St, Bremen; 740-569-4121; 9 am to noon.Bremen hosts its market on Saturday's from 9 a.m. to 12 noon from June 4 to September 24

Ongoing Events

Hand Feeding Hummingbirds - July 1 to September 5

Lake Hope State Park, 27331 St Rt 278, McArthur; 740-596-3030; 1 pm to 3 pm Thur, Fri, Sat & Sun till September 5

Come to the Lake Hope Nature Center and share the unique experience of hand-feeding the Ruby Throated Hummingbird. Participants can attempt to hand-feed hummingbirds.

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).

Mondays to Saturdays - Tecumseh Backstage Tours

TECUMSEH Outdoor Drama, 5948 Marietta Rd, Chillicothe; 770-775-4100; $5; 4 pm and 5 pm

Over 30 years ago these tours began and they are still highly acclaimed by our patrons. Enjoy an exciting backstage tour of the theatre complex as cast members serve as your tour guides. The stuntmen of Tecumseh give a dazzling display of stage-combat and flintlock firing and then pitch headfirst from a twenty-one foot cliff, get up, and explain how they did it. Tours last approximately one hour and along with detailed historical information also include demonstrations of weaponry, stunts, and makeup as well as explanations regarding communication systems and stage design.

Mondays to Saturdays - TECUMSEH Outdoor Drama

TECUMSEH Outdoor Drama, 5948 Marietta Rd, Chillicothe; 770-775-4100; $24.50 - 14.50( 10 and younger) $45 for VIP Adults; $27.50 VIP Kids; 8 pm

Captivating. Fascinating. Mesmerizing. Come witness the epic life story of the legendary Shawnee leader as he struggles to defend his sacred homelands in the Ohio country during the late 1700s. The huge, outdoor stages of the Sugarloaf Mountain Amphitheater afford the audience the ability to see everything. You will sit beneath the stars as sheer spectacle surrounds you with a herd of galloping horses, live military cannon in action, and the most dazzling battle sequences offered on the American stage. One 15-20 minute intermission.

Tecumseh is not recommended for children ages 6 and younger due to some violent content and loud battle scenes. All seats are reserved. Parking is FREE. Immediately following the performance, the cast members of Tecumseh assemble in the pavilion area for autographs and photographs. It is highly recommended you arrive to the facility no later than 6:45 pm if you will be attending a Saturday performance. We are a Pet Free and Smoke Free facility.

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.

Edith Head & Company Exhibition

Decorative Arts Center, 145 E Main St, Lancaster; 10 am to 4 pm Tues - Sat; 1 pm to 4 pm Sun; 740-681-1423; Free

Randall Thropp, CuratorTravis Banton and Howard Greer were Hollywood's reigning kings of costume when Edith Head arrived at Paramount in 1924. This new presentation from Paramount Picture Archive follows the Decorative Arts Center's wildly successful 2014 exhibition Designing Woman: Edith Head at Paramount 1924-1967. Featured will be the lavish costumes of Edith Head and her contemporaries, Mr. Banton, Mr. Greer, Mary Kay Dodson and Irene Lentz along with dazzling jewelry from the Paramount collection. A handful of current designers will be represented as well - their costumes a testament to the enduring influence of Edith Head.

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.

TUESDAYS - SUNDAYS THROUGH JULY 24 - Southern Ohio Copperheads Baseball Ohio University Bob Wren Stadium, Athens; 740-707-3839; $5 - $8 per person; 7 pm Games throughout the summer and different promotions each night. Enjoy an evening at the Bob Wren Stadium watching tomorrow's pros today. Come see tomorrow's pros today, in our family friendly atmosphere that always provides a great night out.

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- 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.

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.

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Your Weekend Update for July 8, 2016

FRIDAY, JULY 8

LILYFEST - Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Bishop Educational Gardens, 13200 Little Cola Rd, Rockbridge; call 740-969-2873 for info; Friday 10 am to 6 pm; Saturday 10 am to 5 pm; Sunday 10 am to 4 pm; Free, donations appreciated.

If you love art, gardens and music, come enjoy the lovely woodland setting at scenic Bishop Educational Gardens. Throughout the beautiful gardens, there will be more than 60 fine area artists and craftspersons displaying, demonstrating and marketing their products. Annuals, perennials, and water plants will be for sale, Master Gardeners will answer questions on plant growing and maintenance.

Rose Lake Stand Up Paddleboard "SUP" Course & Excursion

Hocking Hills State Park, St Rt 664 S; register at Park Office; call 740-385-8003 ext 213 to register; FREE; 10 am

Ever wanted to try your hand at SUP? Maybe you have been paddling for a while and want to learn more. Well, join the naturalist instructor who will teach participants the proper handling and control of a SUP, rescue techniques and proper gear. Equipment will be provided. Pre-registration is required for this all day course. Class size is limited so register early! Please wear clothing to get wet, no open toe shoes and bring along a lunch and plenty to drink.

Annual Ice Cream Social

Scenic Hills Senior Center, 187 S Spring St, Logan; 740-385-6581; 4 pm to 7 pm

Homemade: Ice Cream & Pies; Grilled Burgers, Hot Dogs, & Brats, Baked Beans, Cole Salad & Drink Ice Cream Flavors (while they last): Chocolate, Vanilla, Strawberry, Peach, Cherry, Cherry Nut, & Blackberry. All Proceeds go to Senior Center.

Music at the Winery - FRIDAY & SATURDAY

Hocking Hills Winery, 30402 Freeman Rd, Logan; 740-385-7117; 6 pm to 9 pm

Join the Hocking Hills Winery for an evening of live music, wine and relaxing with the sounds of T.J. George on Friday and Peter Conrad on Saturday. Arcadian Acres Food Truck will be on hand or bring your own appetizers or food, call for a pizza delivery or just enjoy the music.

Live Music at the Millstone - FRIDAY & SATURDAY

Millstone Southern Smoked BBQ, 12790 Grey St, Logan; 740-385-5341; 6 pm to 9 pm

Enjoy live music on the patio; Friday evening enjoy the music of Spencer & Walt from Trip Dog and Rick Miller Duo on Saturday.

Music in the Park

Worthington Park, Market & Mains Streets, Logan; 740-746-8322; 7 pm; FREE

The Summer Music series features a mix of country, bluegrass, classic rock and roll, Western Swing and more. This week Full Circle Classic Rock will take the stage. Food and beverages are for sale in the park. Park seating is limited so lawn chairs or blankets are recommended. Picnics are permitted in the park but smoking and alcohol are not. Concerts generally proceed rain or shine and bands are subject to change without prior notice. Some of the season's concerts will be preceded by an opening act at 6:30 p.m. so please plan to come early!

Friday Night Bandstand

Lancaster Bandstand, 104 N Broad St, Lancaster; 740-687-6651; 7 pm to 8:30 pm

Friday Night Bandstand in Downtown Lancaster is a free, outdoor concert every Friday night. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and dancing shoes to the Downtown Lancaster Bandstand. Gypsy Joe's Ice Cream is available for purchase. Enjoy the British Invasion with 60's British Rock. Presented by the Lancaster Parks & Recreation.

SATURDAY, JULY 9

Scenic Hills Senior Center's Pancake Breakfast

Scenic Hills Senior Center, 187 S Spring St, Logan; 740-385-6581; 8 am to 10:30 am; $6

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.

"BYOP" Bring Your Own Party

Kaeppner's Woods, 34070 Sutton Rd, Logan; gates open at 8 am, event begins at 2 pm; 740-603-4483; $10

Local recording artist Mitch Kirkpatrick will be entertaining and filming a new music video at this event named after his hit single "BYOP". The first 600 tickets purchased will be put in a prize drawing** (multiple winners, multiple prizes including a grand prize). Prizes will be posted soon. Purchasers of the first 600 tickets also get a reduced rate of $5.00 per person for camping (paid at the gate on the day of the event). **This special offer does not apply to online sales, only the actual tickets that are available from any band member, Julia Neville, a band member of KILLING WHAT WAS or stop by Hocking Hills Moonshine, 519 E Front St, Logan to purchase these special offer tickets. Tickets available online at https://mitch-kirkpatrick.ticketleap.com/byop/

Wonders of Old Man's Cave with your Hiking Stick

Hocking Hills State Park, Old Man's Cave, St Rt 664 S; 740-385-6841; 9 am; FREE

Naturalist Cabin located behind the Old Mans Cave Visitors Center. The second half of our "Build a Walking Stick" program in partnership with LL Bean of Columbus. Didn't build a stick with us? That's ok, just meet the naturalist at the Naturalist Cabin for a short hike and discover some facts about the history of the area and the rock formations that are found throughout the Park.

Annual Hummingbird Banding at Lake Hope State Park

Lake Hope State Park Nature Center, 27331 St Rt 278, McArthur; 740-596-3030; FREE

Annual Hummingbird Banding. Lake Hope State Park, 9am-1pm , Join Hummingbird expert and researcher Allen Chartier and learn about hummingbirds and hummingbird research. Meet at the Lake Hope Nature Center.

Take a Hike at Camp Oty'Okwa

Camp Oty'Okwa, 24799 Purcell Rd, South Bloomingville; 740-975-6384; 10 am to noon; Free

Throughout 2016 Camp Oty'Okwa is hosting Free Community Hikes on its property. These hikes will take place one 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.

Hocking's Birds of Prey

Hocking Hills State Park, Old Man's Cave, St Rt 664 S; 740-385-6841; 1 pm; Free

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.

Live Music Saturday at Rockside Winery & Vineyards

Rockside Winery & Vineyards, 2363 Lancaster Newark Rd NE, Lancaster; 740-687-4414; 5 pm to 8 pm

You've worked hard this week. Now it's time to WINE down at Rockside Winery & Vineyards. You deserve it! Enjoy excellent wine, BBQ, music and conversation in our beautiful vineyard setting. Come enjoy the best local wine, live local music and an assortment of amazing BBQ from from Smitty's Real Pit BBQ! Smitty's Real Pit BBQ is owned and operated by US Air Force Veteran Kevin Smith and family. While honing his pit master skills on the nation-wide professional competition BBQ circuit for 7+ years, Smitty's burst onto the local food truck scene in 2015. Their St. Louis cut ribs, rib tips, pulled pork, and beef brisket are slow smoked to perfect moist tenderness with Ohio hardwoods and apple wood only...no propane or charcoal...just authentic old school BBQ! All rubs, sauces, and side dishes including the signature smoked Mac N Cheese, sweet vinegar slaw, and BBQ baked beans are original recipes. Their slogan is "Sauce on the Side, Nothing to Hide!" - No meat is pre-sauced at Smitty's!. Wine and BBQ are paid for separately. Cash or credit are accepted for both.

Saturday Night on the Patio

Psalm 121, 110 E Main St, Logan; 740-385-0056; 6:00; FREE

Join Psalm 121 every Saturday night to enjoy local Christian Artists on the Patio. This week features Cross Pointe. Event occurs rain or shine on the patio or in the bookstore community room.

Glow Float

Hocking Hills Canoe Livery, 12789 St 664 S, Logan; 740-385-0523; reservations required; $45 per canoe for two people; 7 pm to 10 pm

Glow sticks will light your way down the river, with a bonfire & music to enjoy afterwards.

2nd Saturday Cinema

Destination Downtown Lancaster, Broad & Main Streets, Lancaster; 740-277-6607; 9 pm; Free

Destination Downtown Lancaster and the Fairfield County Family, Adult & Children First Council present the Saturday Cinema movie series in Downtown Lancaster. Saturday Cinema is a free outdoor movie on the second Saturday, May-August. Bring your blankets, chairs and snacks to the Bandstand at Broad & Main Street in Downtown Lancaster. A space is reserved in the front for blanket only seating. This is a FREE community event. Snack and drink concessions will be available for purchase. Free children's activities begin one hour before the movie with DJ services provided by Almighty Sounds. This month's movie is "Minions".

MONDAY, JULY 11

"Gospel Carry-In & Sing"

Scenic Hills Senior Center, 187 S Spring St, Logan; 740-385-6581; 5 pm

Enjoy a night of Gospel Singing. Bring a covered dish to share. Everyone welcome!

TUESDAY, JULY 12

Bike Night at the Millstone

Millstone Southern Smoked BBQ, 12790 Grey St, Logan; 740-385-5341; 6 pm to 9 pm

Enjoy live music on the patio; Come by bike, car or foot - everyone welcome. Enjoy the music of Trip Dog this week.

THURSDAY, JULY 14

Ridgetops & Hollers

Hocking Hills State Park, Ash Cave, St Rt 56; 740-385-6841; 10 am; Free

Ever wonder about the difference between a ridgetop and a "holler"? Join the naturalist at Ash Cave parking area to find out.

Hocking's Wildlife at the Cabin

Hocking Hills State Park, St Rt 664 S; 740-385-6841; 1 pm; Free

As you pass by on your hike today stop by the Naturalist Cabin, located behind Old Man's Cave Visitor Center, to explore and take a closer look at some of our native residents. Naturalist will be available for discussion and to answer questions.

Farmers' Markets

 

SATURDAYS - Hocking Hills Farmers Market.Open 10 am to 2 pm; Parking lot at Hocking Hills Dining Lodge.Located in the Heart of Hocking Hills at the Hocking Hills Dining Lodge Next to Old Mans Cave!Come meet local growers, innovative producers and talented artists. Find fresh produce & food, plus other agricultural-related products, support area farmers and enjoy the atmosphere at one of Ohio's estimated 200 farmers' markets. A new Hocking Hills experience! Call 740-380-3783 for more info.

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.

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.

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.

 

SATURDAYS - Bremen Farmer's Market, 119 W Main St, Bremen; 740-569-4121; 9 am to noon.Bremen hosts its market on Saturday's from 9 a.m. to 12 noon from June 4 to September 24

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