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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16

The Songwriter Story Time
The Bowen House, 196 N. Market St, Logan, 7 p.m.
The Songwriter Story Time, hosted by Jeremy Gibson & Jesse Russell, takes place monthly on every third Wednesday. This event gives songwriters an opportunity to perform & tell their story, while those who appreciate original music sit back & enjoy the show. Call 740-385-0344 for more information. FREE.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17
Cocktail Party
Stuart's Opera House, 37 Public Square, Nelsonville, 6 p.m.
Join us for a special Stuart's Cocktail Party across the street at Santa's Workshop. We will be drawing the winners of our Fundraiser Raffle as well as having a cash bar with great drinks, snacks, and more. Raffle tickets are available right now from Stuart's. Call 740-753-1924 for more information; FREE.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18
Cedar Falls Stroll
Cedar Falls, Hocking Hills State Park, State Route 374, 10 a.m.
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. Call (740) 385-8003 for more information; FREE.
Christmas Open House at the Scenic Hills Senior Center
Scenic Hills Senior Center, 187 S. Spring Street, Logan, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Enjoy the Senior Chorus and a light lunch beginning at 10:30 a.m. Free Bingo to follow. Luncheon provided by Hocking Valley Community Hospital. Call 740-385-6581 for more information; FREE.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 19

Wonders of Old Man's Cave
Hocking Hills State Park, State Route 664 South, Logan, 10 a.m.
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. Call 740-385-6841 for more information; FREE.

Santa House in Downtown Lancaster
Downtown Lancaster (Main Street), Lancaster, 12 noon - 4 p.m.
Santa visits downtown Lancaster on the Saturdays leading up to Christmas. Everyone is invited to visit with Santa in his Santa House and enjoy free hot chocolate and candy canes. Call 740-277-6607 for more information; FREE.

Paint & Wine at RockSide Winery & Vineyards
Rockside Winery & Vineyards, 2363 Lancaster Newark Rd NE, Lancaster, 1 - 4 p.m.
Paint with Palette is a unique opportunity to work with a professional artist to paint a picture while enjoying great wine at RockSide Winery & Vineyards! Beginners and experienced artists are all welcome! A professional artist will take you step by step through the painting and be there to help and answer any questions you might have along the way. Each individual is given the instruction and tools they need to add their own twist to this month's holiday painting, to make their own masterpiece! Wine is available by the bottle or the glass during this time. All of our wonderful light menu items are also available for your enjoyment. Call 740-687-4414 for more information; COST: $35.

Fly Tying in the Cabin
Naturalist Cabin, Hocking Hills State Park, State Route 664 South, Logan, 2 p.m.
Ever wondered what an outdoor enthusiast can do in the winter and stay warm? Join the naturalist by the fire in the naturalist cabin for a quick demonstration (and you might even try your hand at it) on the art of fly tying and making your own fishing flies. Call 740-385-6841 for more information; FREE.

Christmas Recital
Logan-Hocking County District Library, 230 E. Main Street, Logan, 2 - 4 p.m.
The students of Jesse Russell present holiday music. Call 740-385-2348 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 Jim Volk. 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.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 20

Santa Train
Hocking Valley Scenic Railway, 33 Canal Street, Nelsonville 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Historic train ride with a visit from Santa during the ride. Call 800-967-7834 or 740-753-9531 for more information; COST: $17 adults, $15 seniors (60+), $13 children 3-12.


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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.
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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-SATURDAYS through December 23 - AnnualFestival of Trees at The Bowen House. The Bowen House will be beautifully decorated from head to toe with an array of unique and creative trees and other holiday displays. Open 2 - 5 p.m. The Bowen House, 196 North Market St., Logan.Call 740-385-0344 for more information; FREE.

WEDNESDAYS AND SUNDAYS through December 23 - A Taste of Dickens...at Glenlaurel Inn;Join us for our traditional yet festive holiday dinner. Our six-course fine dining offers delectable gourmet courses, and a performer will read excerpts from Charles Dickens' classic A Christmas Carol between courses. Social hour begins at 6 in the Loch Ness Pub. Dinner begins promptly at 7, and will last for approximately 2 hours. $49 per person for dinner; Glenlaurel Inn, 14940 Mt. Olive Rd., Rockbridge; Call 800-809-7378 or 740-385-4070 for reservations and information.

THURSDAYS - Yoga at the Bowen House - 6 p.m.; Join Yoga instructor Elle Delmatto every Thursday at 6 p.m. Class fee is $6. Class is open to all. 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 - Celebrate Thirsty Thursday Happy Hours at RockSide Winery & Vineyards; Looking for the happiest hours out there? We think making it halfway through the week is reason enough to celebrate! Stop by from 5 - 8 p.m. for $4 glasses of our estate grown and produced wines. Nosh on our delicious Ohio cheese and crackers at 25% off. Otherwise you can bring in your own picnic, or order in from one of the nearby pizza joints! RockSide Winery & Vineyards, 2363 Lancaster Newark Road NE, Lancaster. Call 740-687-4414 for more information; FREE.

THURSDAYS - Pasta Night at Diamond Jim's Pizza & Dog Pound Hot Dogs is back! A different handmade pasta dish is featured every Thursday until Spring. Pasta night goes until they run out or 10 p.m. Diamond Jim's Pizza & Dog Pound Hot Dogs, 109 North Columbus Street, Lancaster. Call 740-974-6060 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 through December 20 - North Pole Nelsonville;Join us as we magically transform our community into your vision of Christmas fun. Ride the Santa Train and enjoy special performances at Stuart's Opera House. Public Square, Nelsonville, 5 - 10 p.m. daily. Call 740-591-6888 for more information. FREE.

DAILY through December 23 - Starbrick Cooperative Gallery presents its annual Holiday Open House in December featuring handmade gifts & antiques. We will kick off our annual Raffle chances for 3 exquisite Gift Baskets, and hang new, unique collectible handmade ornaments. For every $10 spent, you will get a chance for a basket that contains original art from the members of Starbrick! Starbrick Gallery, Public Square, Nelsonville, Call 740-753-1011 for more information; FREE.

DAILY through December 13 - Hocking Hills Holiday Treasure Hunt;Join us for a Holiday Treasure Hunt and win some fantastic prizes! Simply collect stamps from any six of our 27 participating stores and you will be entered to win any the prizes offered by the stores or the grand prize of a weekend getaway in the Hocking Hills for four people! Download the treasure map and instructions form at www.explorehockinghills.com or pick them up at the Hocking Hills Regional Welcome Center (13178 State Route 664 South, Logan). Entries must be received at the Hocking Hills Regional Welcome Center by 5 p.m. on Monday, December 14 to be eligible to win. Call 740-385-9706 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.