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Your Weekend Update for April 22, 2016

Canopy Ridge Cabins - Thursday, April 21, 2016

FRIDAY, APRIL 22

Hocking's Birds of Prey

Naturalist Cabin at Old Man's Cave Visitors Center. Hocking Hills State Park, State Route 664 South, Logan, 2 p.m.

Join the Hocking Hills State Park naturalist at the Naturalist Cabin near Old Man's Cave Visitor Center for a closer look at Ohio's hawks, owls, eagles and vultures. Call 740-385-6841 for more information; FREE.

Blue Shoe Arts Open Studio

Art & Clay on Main, 150 W Main St., Lancaster, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Join us a different art experience each Friday. Blue Shoe Arts' open studio offers you time to explore and create with the medium of the day. Visit us on Facebook at Blue Shoe Arts to find out what we'll be exploring next! Call 740-653-1755 for more information; COST: $10.

Logan Town Center Pie Auction

Scenic Hills Senior Center, 187 S. Spring Street, Logan, 4 - 6:30 p.m.

A Bicentennial Celebration Event, this fundraiser for the Logan Town Center will feature dinner followed by a pie auction. The menu includes a choice of chicken or beef noodles, mashed potatoes, green beans, cole slaw, roll, beverage & scoop of ice cream. Pie auction starts promptly at 6:30. Call 740-385-6581 for more information; Suggested donation: $8.

Live Music at the Hocking Hills Winery

Hocking Hills Winery, 30402 Freeman Road, Logan, 6 - 9 p.m.

Join the Hocking Hills Winery for an evening of live music, wine and relaxing with the sounds of Peter Conrad. Bring your own appetizers or food, call for a pizza delivery or just enjoy the music. Call 740- 385-7117 for more information; FREE.

Earth Ball

The Eclipse Company Store, 11309 Jackson Drive, The Plains, 6 - 10 p.m.

Dance with us at Earth Ball, a Rural Action event, featuring DJ Barticus and Bright at Night. Dance, eat, drink, see friends, bid at our silent auction and be part of a community that cares about the earth on Earth Day! Call 740-677-4047 for more information; COST: $10 members, $15 non members.

Murder Mystery Dinner: The Hiney Awards

Rockside Winery & Vineyards, 2363 Lancaster Newark Rd NE, Lancaster, 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.

At Rockside Winery we make the wine, but we don't solve the mysteries. That is YOUR job! Once again, someone has been "Whacked at the Winery," and the culprit is right here among us. Join us for an evening of fun, food, music, and mayhem. Dinner includes entree, sides, a bottle of wine per couple or 2 glasses per person and gourmet dessert.

Mystery provided by the notorious Leonard Mystery Players. In this edition, we're rolling out Red's carpet for the most celebrated evening of the year, the presentation of this year's Hiney Awards. The Motion Picture Association has shunned them, and the Actors Guild is embarrassed by them, but tonight they will receive their just desserts. Actors, directors, writers, and gaffers from the year's most forgettable movies will all be on hand to vie for the most coveted award of them all, The Hiney. Find out what movies are to die for at this year's awards."

Call 740-687-4414 for more information and to make a required reservation; COST: $48

SATURDAY, APRIL 23

Birds in the Hills Festival

Camp Oty'okwa, 24799 Purcell Rd., South Bloomingville, all day

Camp Oty'okwa and Rural Action will be hosting this two-day festival with activities for adults, families, and specifically for children. We welcome anyone and everyone with an interest in birds, especially those who have never picked up a pair of binoculars. Birds in the Hills Festival will feature field trips to Lake Hope State Park, Clear Creek Metro Park, Crane Hollow Preserve and a Wayne National Forest wetland. We will also have naturalist-led hikes at Camp Oty'Okwa through hemlock forests that serve as a breeding ground for the black-throated green warbler and other forest-dependent songbirds. Participants can expect to see and hear up to 20 species of warblers, including the cerulean warbler, scarlet tanagers, yellow-billed cuckoos, and a plethora of other migratory songbirds. Festival attendees will also have the opportunity to build bird feeders, bird houses, and to take home bird-friendly plants to improve habitat at your home for birds.

Call 740-776-2225 for more information and to make a reservation; COST: $10 with 12 and under free.

Run for Shelter 5K Run/Walk for Inspire Shelter

Dairy Queen, 31640 Chieftain Drive, Logan, 8 a.m. registration

Residents of Hocking County come together annually to support the homeless by participating in the Inspire race to benefit the Hocking Hills Inspire Shelter. Sign-up to participate in our 5K run/walk. Registration begins at 8 with the race at 9. The route starts and ends at Logan Dairy Queen. All proceeds support The Hocking Hills Inspire Shelter. Cinch bag given to first 100 registrants. Awards will be presented to top three male and female in each age group. Email terrie45@frontier.com or call 740-385-2009 for more information; COST: $20.

Wildflowers and Waterfalls Hike

Ash Cave Parking Lot, Hocking Hills State Park, State Route 56, 10 a.m.

Observe nature's carpet of wildflowers and sparkling waterfalls in the beautiful Hocking Hills. Meet at the Ash Cave parking lot for this annual event. Call 740-385-6841 for more information; FREE.

Annual Wildflower Walk at Lake Hope

Lake Hope Nature Center, McArthur, 11 a.m.

Meet at the Lake Hope Nature Center, then caravan to a variety of wildflower hotspots throughout the park. Call 740-596-3030 for more information; FREE.

Live Music at RockSide Winery

Rockside Winery & Vineyards, 2363 Lancaster Newark NE Rd, Lancaster, 5 - 8 p.m.

Join us for a wide variety of entertainment from musicians across the state of Ohio. There is never a cover charge, no reservations required and wine is available by the taste, glass, and bottle. This week we are joined by Chris Bare. Outside food is allowed if you would prefer to bring your own picnic or order in pizza from one of the fantastic local pizzerias. Call 740-687-4414 for more information; FREE.

Live Music at the Hocking Hills Winery

Hocking Hills Winery, 30402 Freeman Road, Logan, 6 - 9 p.m.

Join the Hocking Hills Winery for an evening of live music, wine and relaxing with the sounds of Jim Volk. Bring your own appetizers or food, call for a pizza delivery or just enjoy the music. Call 740- 385-7117 for more information; FREE.

The Wizard of OZ

Logan High School, State Route 328, Logan, 7 p.m.

The Hocking County Children's Chorus presents the musical, The Wizard of Oz. Call 740-385-8764 for more information; COST: $5.

SUNDAY, APRIL 24

Birds in the Hills Festival

Camp Oty'okwa, 24799 Purcell Rd., South Bloomingville, all day

Camp Oty'okwa and Rural Action will be hosting this two-day festival with activities for adults, families, and specifically for children. We welcome anyone and everyone with an interest in birds, especially those who have never picked up a pair of binoculars. Birds in the Hills Festival will feature field trips to Lake Hope State Park, Clear Creek Metro Park, Crane Hollow Preserve and a Wayne National Forest wetland. We will also have naturalist-led hikes at Camp Oty'Okwa through hemlock forests that serve as a breeding ground for the black-throated green warbler and other forest-dependent songbirds. Participants can expect to see and hear up to 20 species of warblers, including the cerulean warbler, scarlet tanagers, yellow-billed cuckoos, and a plethora of other migratory songbirds. Festival attendees will also have the opportunity to build bird feeders, bird houses, and to take home bird-friendly plants to improve habitat at your home for birds.

Call 740-776-2225 for more information and to make a reservation; COST: $10 with 12 and under free.

Annual Hocking River Clean-Up

Hocking Hills Canoe Livery, 12789 State Route 664 South, Logan, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

It is not another household chore - the River Clean-Up is fun. Join your friends on the river to help preserve the Hocking's natural beauty at this annual event. Everything is provided, from canoes to trash bags, Help Mother Earth while having fun on the water. Call 740-385-0523 or 800-634-6820 for more information; FREE.

Wine & Canvas

The Hocking Hills Winery, 30402 Freeman Rd., Logan, 2 - 5 p.m.

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. Register at wineandcanvas.com, choose the Zanesville location and key in this coupon code: ZNV5. All supplies will be waiting for you at Hocking Hills Winery. Call 740- 385-7117 for more information; COST: $35 with code ZNV5.

The Wizard of OZ

Logan High School, State Route 328, Logan, 3 p.m.

The Hocking County Children's Chorus presents the musical, The Wizard of Oz. Call 740-385-8764 for more information; COST: $5.

MONDAY, APRIL 25

Genealogy Help at the Library

Logan-Hocking County District Library, 230 E. Main St., Logan, 6 - 7 p.m.

Need help finding your family?A staff member will be on hand the last Thursday of each month to help with all your ancestry needs. Call 740-385-2348 for more information; FREE.

Farmers' Markets

 

WEDNESDAYS 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. Location: Market on State, 1002 E. State St., Athens; for more information, call 740-593-6763 or visit athensfarmersmarket.org.

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

MONDAYS - Children's Chorus at the Bowen House; Stop in and listen to the delightful sounds of the Children's Chorus every Monday from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. The Bowen House Community Center for Arts & Education, 196 N Market St, Logan; call 740-385-0344 for more info.

MONDAYS - Harry Guda Health Talks at the Library; Join Harry Guda, a retired M.D., every Monday morning at 10:30 a.m. for an informal discussion hour. He will cover health problems, alternative therapy and preventative ideas. Logan-Hocking County District Library, 230 E.Main St., Logan; call 740-385-2348 for more information; FREE.

MONDAY AND THURSDAYS AND OTHERS BY APPOINTMENT - Beginner Bead Making Classes; Have fun learning to melt glass while making your own glass beads and charms for bracelets, necklaces and earrings. Everything is supplied that you need to make beautiful glass beads. Ages 14 and up. $25 per class, offered at 11 a.m. and 1,3 and 5 p.m.; call for reservations - 740-385-1384; Liquid Light Gallery, 18345 Unger Rd, Logan

TUESDAYS THROUGH SUNDAYS through April 24 - Blue Walk: The Art of William Kortlander; The exhibit features William Kortlander's figurative and landscape paintings and will also include various charcoal drawings and watercolor pieces. Kortlander has had more than 30 solo shows and has participated in more than 145 group exhibitions. His paintings are included in more than 40 museums and corporate collections throughout the U.S. and in Japan. Call 740-681-1423 for more information; Decorative Arts Center of Ohio, 145 E Main St, Lancaster.

TUESDAYS - Science with Mr. Turtle at the Logan Library; Join Mr. Harry every Tuesday from 3 - 4:30 p.m. in the Children's Library and explore the world of science. Every age is the right age to learn! Logan Library, 230 East Main Street, Logan. FREE.

TUESDAYS AND WEDNESDAYS - Story Time at the Logan Library; Children of all ages can come out for story time. Weekly readings take place at 6:15 p,m. on Tuesdays and 10 a.m. on Wednesdays. Logan Library, 230 East Main Street, Logan. FREE.

TUESDAYS and THURSDAYS - Yarn Lovers Unite; Members are invited to join at the library to work on various projects and share techniques and progress.Anyone who knits, croquets or sews is invited to attend.All are welcome regardless of experience and ability, as this is a chance to share and learn. 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays and 1 p.m. on Thursdays. Call 740-385-2348 for more information; Logan-Hocking County Library, 230 E. Main Street, Logan, FREE.

FIRST AND THIRD WEDNESDAYS - Doodle Bugs - 10 a.m.; FREE art club for newborns, infants and toddlers up to age 3. Meeting the first and third Wednesdays of each month. Participants can come anytime between 10 a.m. and 12 noon. Toddlers will explore the fun of art hands-on and take home a masterpiece! Newborns and infants will have hands and feet painted for creative keepsakes. Sponsored by the Hocking County Early Childhood Department, Help Me Grow & Early Intervention. Hocking County Library, 230 E. Main Street, Logan; Call Stephanie at 740-380-1315 for more information.

WEDNESDAYS - Quilt Therapy - 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Every Wednesday our classroom is open all day for anyone who wants to come and sew. Bring a project, even one you are having struggles with and one of our folks will be happy to help you. It is a fun day to come and be with other quilters. Lunch is on your own. Nelsonville Quilt Company, 52 W Washington St, Nelsonville; call 740-753-3343 for more info; FREE

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.

WEDNESDAYS THROUGH SATURDAYS through April 23 - Logan High School Art Exhibit; Artists from the Logan Middle School display their works. Hours are 2 - 5 p.m. The Bowen House Community Center for Arts & Education, 196 N Market St, Logan; call 740-385-0344 for more info.

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.

THURSDAYS - Thirsty Thursdays at RockSide Winery. 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 nearby pizza joints! RockSide Winery & Vineyards, 2363 Lancaster Newark Rd NE, Lancaster. Call 740-687-4414 for more information.

THURSDAYS - Introduction to Technology. Have questions about your tablet, laptop, email or even Facebook. There will be a staff member in the reference area to help you. Logan Hocking County Library, 230 East Main Street, Logan, 3 - 4 p.m. Call 740-385-2348 for more information.

SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS - Hocking Hills Artists and Craftsmen Marketplace. Open every weekend where you can find unique hand crafted items from local artists. Chat with the artist while you watch their demonstrations. Stay a little, shop a little, dine a little. Open Saturday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Hocking Hills Dining Lodge, 20020 State Route 664 South. Call 740-707-0246 for more information.

DAILY - Honeybee Extravaganza: The Logan-Hocking County Library has honeybees! We have a beautiful, live bee display, courtesy of Dave Saving. Come and witness the bees work. Find the queen bee! Learn about the interworking of the hive. The bees are on display for everyone to see.

Logan Hocking Library, 230 East Main St., Logan. Hours are Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. - 8 p.m., Friday & Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. FREE.

DAILY - SALT AND PEPPER SHAKER MUSEUM AT FIDDLESTIX; View several hundred vintage figural salt and pepper shaker sets at Fiddlestix Village; 24180 St. Rt. 93 just south of the St. Rt. 56/93 intersection. A changing display of shaker sets are arranged by categories on shelves in three large windows. Groups include various animals, people, holidays, birds, fish, tools, buildings, vacation souvenirs and many more. Most of the sets are from the 1940s to the present. A smaller window hosts a monthly special exhibit. The best viewing time is between 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Viewers are invited at their own risk, and the exhibit is open unless there is snow or ice on the parking lot. Fiddlestix Village, 24180 St. Rt. 93, Creola - (Do not go to Creola ~ this is a mapping address.) The location is just south of the intersection of St. Rts. 56 and 93, close to Ash Cave. For more information, call Historic Host at 740-753-3105. FREE.

DAILY - Paul A. Johnson Pencil Sharpener Museum - Monday - Saturday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Rev. Paul Johnson began his collection over 20 years ago. His Pencil Sharpener Museum, previously located at his home, has been moved to the Welcome Center and is open daily. This amazing collection of over 3400 pencil sharpeners has been featured in national magazines and is reputed to be the largest collection in the United States. Hocking Hills Regional Welcome Center, 13178 St. Rt. 664 S, Logan; 740- 385-9706; FREE.

DAILY (Monday - Saturday) - The Columbus Washboard Company Museum and Gift Shop - There is so much history from our company and building's past that we wish to share it with everyone. The tour will not only provide historical information, but will also include the opportunity to observe the manufacturing of washboards, and participate in making music with the washboard. The factory will operate daily, as usual, with our washboards being produced one at a time by hand. We are the only manufacturer of washboards remaining in the United States. Our gift shop features our washboards, memorabilia and new line of vintage soaps. The Museum is a WiFi hotspot and offers snacks and beverages, for a place to relax and take care of business. Tours will be offered Monday through Friday at 10 a.m., noon, and 2 p.m.; Saturdays by appointment. Special arrangements will be made for large groups. Museum hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday by appointment. Tours are $4 which includes souvenir magnet. Columbus Washboard Factory, 14 Gallagher Ave, Logan; 740-380-3828.