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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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Your Weekend Update for June 17, 2016

THURSDAY, JUNE 16

Washboard Music Festival Kick-off with Arnett Howard & Friends - 6 pm

Main Street, Logan; 5 pm to 10 pm

Arnett and his Band will be performing on the Main Stage...and it will be special. They will be opening the festivities, playing one night only, THURSDAY NIGHT ONLY at 6 pm. Festival vendors and free kids entertainment open at 5 pm.

FRIDAY, JUNE 17

Friday & Saturday

Washboard Music Festival

Main Street, Logan; noon to 11 pm

Every year, on Father's Day weekend, the downtown streets of Logan, Ohio come alive with the celebration of the washboard, as a musical instrument. Logan is the home of the Columbus Washboard Company, the only remaining washboard manufacturing company in the U.S. It all began in rural America around mid-1800's, where music was a center- piece of family entertainment, but money was scarce. So, the washboard, an empty jug, along with a stick and string attached to metal tub turned upside down, became the backwoods answer to Saturday Night at Carnegie Hall. Modified to form a "vest" that hangs from the shoulders, that same raspy sound of energy also became the source of rhythm for Cajun music throughout the Bayou. Welcome to Logan, heart of the beautiful Hocking Hills and enjoy Ohio's Most Unique Music Festival!

Parade of the Hills Annual Golf Outing

Hocking Hills Golf Club, 14405 Country Club Lane, Logan; 740-753-3376; $400 per team; Tee time: 9:30 am

The Nelsonville Parade of the Hills Annual Golf Outing presented by The Nelsonville Chamber of Commerce. Tee time is 9:30 am. Register on line at www.nelsonvillechamber.com

Stream Stompin'

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

Smoke Rise Ranch "1st Annual Reunion" - FRIDAY TO SUNDAY

Smoke Rise Ranch, 6751 Hunterdon Rd, Glouster; 740-767-2624; times vary

Friday 17th: Cattle Round - Up, Doctoring and Banding, Ranch Roping to follow. Saturday 18th:Sporting /Cow Working Clinic, Open Arena Sorting Competition, Potluck Cowboy Dinner, Campfire, Music, and Dancing Sunday 19th:Fun Day Ranch Rodeo.

June Jam 2016 Hosted by American Bikers Aimed Towards Education (ABATE) of Ohio - FRIDAY TO SUNDAY

The Woods at Kaeppner Place, 34018 Sutton Rd, Logan; 419-654-5446; $25 for weend (includes camping)

Live music, camping, vendors and rodeo games, swap meet, bike show, motorcycle rally. For detailed information www.abate.com.

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 Jim Volk on Friday and Kevin Ashbba 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 Jake Binegar and Saturday Spencer and Walt from Trip Dog will take the stage.

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 sounds of Luxury Brown while they play R&B, Soul, Pop and Jazz this week.

"Moonshine" Full Moon Zip Line Tours - FRIDAY & SATURDAY

Hocking Hills Canopy Tours, 10714 Jackson St, Rockridge; 740-385-9477; $79 per person; reservations highly recommended; begins at dusk

Get acquainted with the night during the Full Moon with our "Moonshine" Zip Line Tours. If you've ever dreamed of zipping in the darkness, this 2-hour nocturnal tour is made for you. You'll experience the sounds, the smells, and the creatures of the night - Then bravely zip off into the darkness! The course is minimally lit for maximum drama, and is sure to satisfy your craving for adventure! The tour includes 6 ziplines. All needed equipment and lighting is provided, even some from Mother Nature herself!

SATURDAY, JUNE 18

36th Annual Hocking River Clean-Up

Hocking Hills Adventures, 31251 Chieftain Dr, Logan; 740-385-8685 8 am; FREE

Join your friends on the river to help clean up the river and have a great time doing it at this 36th annual event. Everything is provided, from canoes to trash bags. Stick around for a great BBQ afterwards.

30th Annual Earth Angel Super Cruise In

Fairfield County Fairgrounds, 157 East Fair Ave, Lancaster; 740-332-4713 (Neil) or 866-611-2645; $5 - $15; 9 am to 10 pm

Featured entertainment: The Fabulous Thunderbirds, McGuffey Lane and D.J. Stan The Man and the Remnant Singing Team. Special events: Craft, Trophy Presentations, Valve Cover Races, Memorial Awards, All Day Silent Auctions, Classic Cars, Bike Poker Run and Awards, Food venders and 50-50 drawing. Earth Angel Foundation of Ohio holds an annual fair to help send fatally ill children and their families on a dream vacation and giving these kids a chance to have fun. All the proceeds from the festival help the Earth Angel Foundation of Ohio. Join these kids and their families, by supporting a noble cause while having an exciting time.

Adopt-a-Highway & Hike with Camp Oty'Okwa

Camp Oty'Okwa, 24799 Purcell Rd, South Bloomington; 740-975-6384; FREE

Join in on an Adopt-a-Highway & Hike with Camp Oty'Okwa. Come out before the hike to help clean and maintain our stretch of SR 374. Participants in the will receive a light breakfast and lunch. Come join us in keeping the Hocking Hills clean!

Cedar Falls Stroll

Hocking Hills State Park, Cedar Falls, St Rt 374; 740-385-6841; 10 am; FREE

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.

Five Meals in Five Days with Chef Katie McGushin

The Inn at Hocking College, 15770 St Rt 691, Nelsonville; 11 am to 4 pm; $75 per person; reservations required

Chef Katie shows you how to make a week's worth of meals in just one day.

Hocking College is offering 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 and everyone is welcome!

Hocking's Wildlife at the Cabin

Naturalist Cabin at Old Man's Cave; 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.

Washboard Music Festival Bicentennial Parade - 6 pm

From Logan Clay through downtown Logan's Main Street

The Annual Washboard Music Festival will be the Bicentennial Grand Parade this year. Judges will select the best Bicentennial parade entry to win $500. After the parade stick around for a night full of great entertainment, festival food, vendors and free kids entertainment.

Saturday Night on the Patio

Psalm 121, 110 E Main St, Logan; 740-385-0056; 6:30 (after the parade); FREE

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

Full Moon Paddle

Lake Logan State Park Boat Launch, 30443 Lake Logan Rd, Logan; 740-591-9094; $45 or $35 with your own kayak; Touch the Earth Adventures; reservations required

Kayak with us under the full moon. Paddles are two to three hours long. Enjoy a peaceful evening on the water, watch the sun set and the moon rise across the water as the stars sparkle above you. No experience needed. All equipment, instructions, and refreshments are provided.

Moonlight Tour

Hocking Hills Canoe Livery, 12789 St Rt 664 S, Logan; 740-385-0523; $45 per canoe for 2; reservations required; 7 pm

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.

Romantic Moonlight Tour

Hocking Hills Adventures, 31251 Chieftain Dr, Logan; 740-385-8685; $45; reservations required; 7 pm to 11 pm

Let the crickets serenade you under a full moon on the Hocking River. Afterward, join us at a bonfire for refreshments and live entertainment.

 

TUESDAY, JUNE 21

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 Stages this week.

Old Time Music Jam Session

The Bowen House, 196 N Market St, Logan; 740-385-0344; Free; 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Bring your fiddle, banjo, guitar or favorite instrument and join right in. Led by Liz Shaw. New and experienced musicians are welcome. You will leave with new skills after every session. Donations graciously appreciated for the instructor.

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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