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Your Weekend Update for February 19, 2016

Canopy Ridge Cabins - Thursday, February 18, 2016

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19

METRO FIVE-0: Level 4 Skunk Cabbage Hike

Clear Creek Metro Park, 185 Clear Creek Road, Rockbridge, 1 p.m.

Enjoy a rugged 3.5-mile backcountry hike and see Ohio's earliest blooming wildflower, the Skunk Cabbage. Meet at the Park Office. Call 740-385-1834 for more information; FREE.

Fish Fry sponsored by the Knights of Columbus

St. John Catholic Church, 351 N. Market Street, Logan, 4 - 7 p.m.

Knights of Columbus, St. James Council #2299 hosts the event every Friday during Lent at the St. John Catholic Church in Logan. Enjoy all-you-can-eat fried or baked fish, a variety of side dishes, dessert and drinks for just $8. Eat with us in the parish center or take a plate to go. Proceeds from this pre-Lent edition benefit the Hocking Hills Inspire Shelter. Enter the social hall, located on the North Street side of the church. Call 740-385-2549 for more information; COST: Adults $8, Students $6, Family with kids under 18 $25.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 20

Comfort Food Cruise

12 area restaurants, Logan, Laurelville and Nelsonville, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

A total of 12 different restaurants, each featuring a different comfort food all for just $18 per ticket.Best of all, $5 of every ticket goes directly to local food banks. You get to enjoy great comfort foods while cruising the beautiful Hocking Hills and bringing much needed comfort to others.No need to worry about any guilt for indulging in all those comforting dishes.There are lots of places to take a hike, enjoy the stunning winter scenery and work up an appetite for your next stop on the cruise. Call 740-385-2750 for more information; COST: $18.

Frozen Waterfalls Photography Workshop

The Old Bear's Den Center, 16961 Harble-Griffith Rd., Logan, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Hands-on photography workshop that provides practical and usable knowledge in nature photography. Workshops are held in the Hocking Hills State Park areas. Slide program and handout information. Lunch is provided. A 4-hour workshop is available by appointment. Call 740-380-2039 for more information and to make reservations; COST: $129.

Children's Educational Program: History of the Wayne National Forest

Wayne National Forest Headquarters, 13700 U.S. Hwy 33, Nelsonville, 10 - 11 a.m.

It is time for another Wild Weekend Discovery Series! Join us as we dive in to the exciting history of the Wayne National Forest. We will "Dig through Time" and learn all about the early settlers of Ohio, the effects of past unregulated coal mining, and what has been done to restore much of the land. Bring your children and enjoy this free hands-on educational program that's designed for preschool to 5th grade. Space is limited to 20 seats. Pre-register today by calling 740-753-0101. FREE.

Around the World with Dumplings Cooking Class

Shaw's Restaurant & Inn, 123 North Broad Street, Lancaster, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Join us as guest instructor Brad Grywalski helps us prepare varied dumplings from around the world -

potato pierogi, Lithuanian meat dumplings and pork pot stickers. The hands-on classes are limited to eight students and you must be 18 years or older. Call 1-800-654-2477 or 740-654-1842 for more information and to make a reservation; COST: $55.

Wildcat Hollow Teach a Tree Winter Hike

Wayne National Forest's Wildcat Hollow Hiking Trail, County Road 58, Athens, 1 - 4 p.m.

You're invited to participate in a Teach a Tree winter hike on Wayne National Forest's Wildcat Hollow Hiking Trail in Morgan County. Winter identification can be a little tricky, but fun as well! Local AmeriCorps members will help hikers build their skills for identifying trees in our area. Fact sheets for several tree species will be available. You'll also learn a few helpful hints for identifying many plant species. Call Matt Castells at 740-753-0101 for more information; FREE.

Paint & Wine at RockSide Winery & Vineyards

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

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 Kelly Vaughn. 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 Joe Rollin' Porter. Bring your own appetizers or food, call for a pizza delivery or just enjoy the music. Call 740- 385-7117 for more information; FREE.

NMF Sock Hop with Chucko

Rollerbowl Lanes, 28 Palmer Street, Athens, 8 p.m.

The Nelsonville Music Festival loves to throw a good party, so we are back at it with a Sock Hop at Rollerbowl Lanes! Come dance and bowl the night away with music played by Chucko (of WEAK Radio fame) and a late night set from DJ 'Disco' Barticus. There will be dance contests and a costume contest too! 50's attire is encouraged! Tickets are available in advance or at the door and include free bowling and shoe rental, plus a cash bar, prizes, and more. Call 740-753-1924 for more information; COST: $10-$15 includes bowling & shoe rental.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 21

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.

43rd Annual Winter Hike Series

Slate Run Metro Park, 75 State Route 674 North, Canal Winchester, 2 p.m.

Meet at the Buzzards Roost Picnic Area for a 2.5 or 5-mile hike through the woods and fields, followed by soup and drinks. All ages welcome, but the trail is not wheelchair accessible. Call 614-508-8111 for more information; FREE.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22

Gospel Sing & Carry-In

Scenic Hills Senior Center, 187 S. Spring Street, Logan, 5 p.m.

Enjoy and evening of gospel music that you can sing along to. Bring a covered dish to share. Call 740-385-6581 for more information. FREE.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23

Burr Oak Owl Prowl

Burr Oak Lodge, 10220 Burr Oak Lodge Rd., Glouster, 6 - 8 p.m.

Join the Sunday Creek Partnership for a winter Owl Prowl at the Burr Oak Lodge. Start by getting cozy by a fire at the lodge. The program begins with a close -up look at these winged nocturnal predators with State Park Naturalist Pat Quackenbush. Then we will go for an evening walk and try to call in our region's most stealthy predator the owl! Be sure to dress for the weather. (Please, no pets at the owl prowl.) Call 740-385-6841 for more information; FREE.

Logan Theatre Group Meeting

Chakeres Theatre, 84 E. Main St., Logan, 7 - 9 p.m.

Logan Theatre Group meets the 2st and 4th Tuesdays of each month. Join in the fun and be part of something big!Use Mulberry street entrance. Email logantheatregroup@gmail.com for more information; FREE.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25

Let it Flow: Yoga & Wine

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

Unwind with an evening of yoga and wine tasting. Join us for 1-hour vinyasa yoga suitable for both beginner and experienced yoga student. Then relax in the tasting room of Hocking Hills Winery with a taste of three of our wine. Buy one ticket and get your second 50% off when you sign up by February 24. Call Hocking Hills Winery at 740-385-7117 for more information and to register; COST: $15

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26

Ridgetops & Hollers

Ash Cave parking lot, Hocking Hills State Park, State Route 56, Logan, 10 a.m.

Ever wonder about the difference between a ridgetop and a 'holler'?Join the naturalist at the Ash Cave parking area to find out. Call 740-385-6841 for more information, FREE

American Legion Post 78 Fish Fry

American Legion Post 78, 12845 St. Rt. 664 S, Logan, 3 - 7 p.m.

Support the work of the American Legion with an all-you-can-eat fish fry: Alaskan Pollack with sides of Coleslaw and Fries. Call 740-385-8811 for more information; COST: $9 adults, $6 children 10 & under.

Fish Fry sponsored by the Knights of Columbus

St. John Catholic Church, 351 N. Market Street, Logan, 4 - 7 p.m.

Knights of Columbus, St. James Council #2299 hosts the event every Friday during Lent at the St. John Catholic Church in Logan. Enjoy all-you-can-eat fried or baked fish, a variety of side dishes, dessert and drinks for just $8. Eat with us in the parish center or take a plate to go. Proceeds from this pre-Lent edition benefit the Hocking Hills Inspire Shelter. Enter the social hall, located on the North Street side of the church. Call 740-385-2549 for more information; COST: Adults $8, Students $6, Family with kids under 18 $25.

Monthly Senior Dinner Carry-in

Scenic Hills Senior Center, 187 South Spring St., Logan, 5 p.m.

Join other seniors for a potluck dinner and entertainment. Call Richard Guess at 740-385-1455 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 Todd Martin. Bring your own appetizers or food, call for a pizza delivery or just enjoy the music. Call 740- 385-7117 for more information; FREE.

Nunsense

Lancaster Playhouse, 201 S. Broad Street, Lancaster, 7 p.m.

Nunsense (1985) is a musical comedy with a book, music, and lyrics by Dan Goggin. Originating as a line of greeting cards, Goggin expanded the concept into a cabaret that ran for 38 weeks, and eventually into a full-length musical. The original production opened December 12, 1985, running for 3,672 performances and becoming the second-longest-running off-Broadway show in history. Tickets can be ordered by calling The Lancaster Playhouse Box Office, Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tickets will also be available at the door 1 hour prior to each performance. Call 740-974-6648 for ticket availability and information; COST: $10.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27

Maple Time at Slate Run MetroPark

Buzzards Roost Picnic Area, 1375 State Route 674 North, Canal Winchester, 1 - 3 p.m.

All ages. Sample this sweet treat and learn about making maple syrup the 1880s way. A short hike to the sugarbush leaves the farm at 1pm and 2pm. Sap collecting and boiling is dependent on the weather. All other activities will take place. Call 614-508-8111 to see if sap is flowing and for more information; FREE.

Nunsense

Lancaster Playhouse, 201 S. Broad Street, Lancaster, 2 and 7 p.m.

Nunsense (1985) is a musical comedy with a book, music, and lyrics by Dan Goggin. Originating as a line of greeting cards, Goggin expanded the concept into a cabaret that ran for 38 weeks, and eventually into a full-length musical. The original production opened December 12, 1985, running for 3,672 performances and becoming the second-longest-running off-Broadway show in history. Tickets can be ordered by calling The Lancaster Playhouse Box Office, Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tickets will also be available at the door 1 hour prior to each performance. Call 740-974-6648 for ticket availability and information; COST: $10.

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 Dr. Dan, the one man band. 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 Gary Wisor. Bring your own appetizers or food, call for a pizza delivery or just enjoy the music. Call 740- 385-7117 for more information; FREE.

Murder at the Deadwood Saloon

Chakeres Theater, 25 N. Mulberry St., Logan, 7:30 p.m.

It is the first annual Deadwood Poker Tournament Party. Folks have been arriving for weeks for the biggest tournament west of the Mississippi. As the festivities of the poker tournament conclude, a celebration party is planned at the Deadwood Saloon to award the prize money for the tournament and to celebrate what is hoping to be a very financially successful venture for the saloon. With a group of bandits, bankers, saloon girls, sheriffs, gamblers, east coast debutantes, and of course a few of the locals, this is guaranteed to make for a very interesting evening indeed. Call 740-583-9475 for more information; COST: $10 - $45.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 28

Maple Time at Slate Run MetroPark

Buzzards Roost Picnic Area, 1375 State Route 674 North, Canal Winchester, 1 - 3 p.m.

All ages. Sample this sweet treat and learn about making maple syrup the 1880s way. A short hike to the sugarbush leaves the farm at 1pm and 2pm. Sap collecting and boiling is dependent on the weather. All other activities will take place. Call 614-508-8111 to see if sap is flowing and for more information; FREE.

Farmers' Markets

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.

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

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.

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 - After School Art with Art & Clay on Main; Join us every Tuesday and Thursday for a fun-filled hour of art instruction that many children do not otherwise have access to. Artists in grades 1 - 7 explore different mediums, dabble in art history and create personal masterpieces in just one session. Join us for every class or simply attend when your schedule allows! 4 - 5 p.m. Art & Clay on Main, 150 West Main St., Lancaster, 740-653-1755, $10 per class.

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.

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 - 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.

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 (except Monday) - Ohio Border Exhibition; The tenth in a series of competitions, OH+5 '16 is a regional, all media, juried exhibition of contemporary artwork. This exhibition serves to promote artists residing in Ohio and the five states that border Ohio: Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. OH+5 '16 will feature new work that provides the viewer with an appreciation of the variety of media, techniques and innovative trends in contemporary art. Dairy Barn Arts Center, 8000 Dairy Lane, Athens. Hours are 12 noon - 5 p.m. except 12-8 on Thursdays and 1-5 on Sundays. Call 740-592-4981; COST: Members free / $6 general admin, $4 students/seniors/ Kids under 12 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.