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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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Your Weekend Update for June 24, 2016

FRIDAY, JUNE 24

Rose Lake Canoe Excursion

Hocking Hills State Park, Rose Lake; 740-385-8003 ext 213 to register or register at Park Office on St Rt 664 S; pre-registration required, space is limited; 9 am; FREE

Beginner or long time canoeist alike can join the naturalist instructor who will teach participants the proper handling and control of a canoe, rescue techniques and proper gear. Equipment will be provided. Great for the beginner or long time canoeist that might like a few new tips. Pre-registration is required for this all day course by calling 740-385-8003 ext213. 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.

Something Fishy at Starbrick Gallery

Starbrick Gallery, 21 W Columbus St, Nelsonville; 740-753-1011; 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm; Free

Underwater Paradise in a Mix of Mediums: Watercolors, Acrylic, Fiber. Regular Gallery hours are Mon - Sat 10 am to 5 pm; Sun noon to 5 pm.

Final Friday - Focus on Wellness

Historic Arts Square in Nelsonville; 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm; 740-753-1011

* Live Healthy Appalachia will share information about their healthy cooking, physical activity, and lifestyle programs for kids and adults. Grab a delicious food sample and try your hand at MyPlate cornhole!

* Athens City-County Health Department will be doing blood pressure and pre-diabetes screenings. Also, information about Healthy Connections Clinic and Lifestyle Community Health Workers.

* Health Recovery Services invites you to play a game of Wheel of Prevention.

Nelsonville Library: Patterns in Space, an exhibit of the bold work of Allie Matson. Final Friday for Kids: Drop in and join us for active games. 6:00-7:30 pm. Book Sale: all items just 30¢ each!

Stuart's Opera House: The weather is warming up and that means that it is time for the Stuart's Free Summer Concert Series on Final Fridays! June's edition kicks off the summer with a performance from Webb Wilder & The Beatnecks out on the Square starting at 7:00pm. Before there were Kings of Leon, Keys of Black or Whites of Jack in Nashville, there was Webb Wilder... Rock 'n' roll from Nashville. Formed from Mississippi mud, tinged with British mod. Bruised by the blues. Baptized by Buck and Chuck. Psychiatric psycho-rootsy. Sizzling, glistening, uneasy listening hybridized and improvised. ( In case of bad weather the show will move inside of Stuart's Opera House. The Stuart's Gallery is closed for renovations and construction.)

Paper Circle Opening Night: Nature & Humans: Real & Surreal. Jon Jager's artworks and illustrations, largely with a surreal bent, bring forth both a cooperative and conflicting relationship between humans and the natural world. A graduate of the Tyler School of Art (Temple University), Jon's fine art and commercial work shows his acknowledgement of the dichotomy between people and nature and his general interest in the natural world.

The Majestic Galleries Continuing: Black & White. This is an all member multi-media show.

Nelsonville Emporium You've worked hard! Stop in and treat yourself to Wren Valley Farms Truffles and Caramels. Also, Steven Franklin Mount book signing.

Windows in Time

•31 W. Columbus St. featuring an imagined Nelsonville Brick Company office in 1910.

•39 W. Columbus St. featuring an imagined Wilson Brothers Grocery Store of 1930.

•78 W. Washington St. featuring a depiction of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol as a year-round invitation to visit Nelsonville during the Christmas season

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 Todd Martin on Friday and Brad Fuller on Saturday. 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 Casey Redmond and Sweetwater Brewing Party featuring Hocking River String Band 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 The New Jeans Band 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. Presented by the Lancaster Parks and Recreation Department. Enjoy the bluegrass music of the Bumper Jacksons this week.

SATURDAY, JUNE 25

Wonders of Old Man's Cave

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

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.

Paddle for the Battle

Hocking Hills Adventures. 31251 Chieftain Dr, Logan; 740-385-8685; $35 per person; reservations required; 10 am

Join Hocking Hills Adventure Canoe Livery in a fight against cancer! Help us promote awareness, support survivors, and raise money for the American Cancer Society. Make a difference while having fun in one of our canoe races or a naturalist-guided tour. 100% of the proceeds goes to the American Cancer Society!

22nd Annual Open House at Hocking House - SATURDAY & SUNDAY

Hocking House 29580 Big Pine Rd, Logan; 740-385-4166; 10 am to 5 pm

"A Garden Art Happening!" This annual event invites guests to tour an artist's garden. Jean Magdich is a 30-year clay art veteran that has used her garden as a gallery space. Once each year, she and her husband open their private gardens area to the public, showcasing sculpture, art walkways and a variety of whimsical art objects accentuating their beautiful garden. A selection of other talented craftsmen is on hand to show their creations. Refreshments are served.

Annual Tour of Homes - SATURDAY & SUNDAY

Fairfield Heritage Association, Inc., 105 E Wheeling St, Lancaster; 740-654-9923; $12 per person in advance; $15 day of event; $6 for students; 11 am to 5 pm rain or shine

Explore historic and modern homes in downtown Lancaster with a tour that will inspire and delight. Advanced ticket sales available at the FHA Office, Fairfield National Bank, and Downtown (W. Main St), Kroger East, and Meijer.

Games of the Past

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

Ever wonder what the settlers to the Hocking region did for fun? More than you might have guessed. Join the naturalist at the Naturalist cabin for a closer look at our early American recreation.

Tecumseh - Living History Tour

TECUMSEH Outdoor Drama, 5958 Marietta Rd, Chillicothe; 740-775-4100; $5; 3 pm

As you travel through late 18th century Ohio you will gain a clearer and deeper appreciation of the world that lives and breathes in every character portrayed in Tecumseh as you meet and become witness to the lives of the Frontier settlers and Shawnee who shaped our history and created the land on which we now live. Devised, written and directed by members of the acting company, this one hour touching and interactive tour is sure to educate, entertain and excite people of all ages as costumed cast members portray these unforgettable characters on the stages of Sugarloaf Mountain.

Wine, BBQ & Music with Bob's Backyard Barbeque

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! 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. 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 Sharon Hardman. Event occurs rain or shine on the patio or in the bookstore/community room.

TUESDAY, JUNE 28

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 the Lee Gantt Band this week.

THURSDAY, JUNE 30

Historic Lantern Tour of Ash Cave

Hocking Hills State Park, Ash Cave, St Rt 56; 740-385-6841; 9 pm; FREE

The mystery of Ash Cave is special as far back as the last Ice Age and beyond. Join the naturalist in the parking lot area to explore Ash Cave by lantern light and learn about this special history first hand. We supply the lights; you supply the imagination. (Please, no pets at the lantern tour)

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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