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Your Weekend Update for January 19, 2018

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Friday, January 19

Brewery 33 - FRIDAY & SATURDAY

12684 College Prospect Dr, Logan; brewery33.com; 740-385-6033; 5 to 8:00 p.m.

Serving handcrafted beers of German heritage and Appalachian style in a friendly atmosphere, and brewed right here in the Hocking Hills. Come enjoy a pint while listening to Jared Bartow Friday and TJ George Saturday.

Live Music at Hocking Hills Winery - FRIDAY & SATURDAY

Hocking Hills Winery; 30402 Freeman Rd; Logan; 740-385-7117; 6 to 9 p.m.

Enjoy the sweet sounds of music with the great taste of wine at Hocking Hills Winery. Order an appetizer or bring your own food to eat while you listen to TJ George Friday night and Joel Curtis on Saturday.

Open Mic Night at Utopia - FRIDAY & SATURDAY

Utopia; 117 W. Main St; Logan; eatatutopia@gmail.com; 740-380-3337; 7 to 11:30 p.m.

Enjoy the sounds of Open Mic Night. Bring a guitar, drums, your own voice or a combination and join in the fun.

Chief Logan FFA Square Dance

Logan High School, 14470 St. Rt. 328 Logan; 7:00 p.m. $5, or free for current FFA members

It's a good Ole Fashioned Square Dance Y'all! With Door Prizes, Concessions and Cakewalk have fun at this benefit for Future Farmers of America.

Saturday, January 20

Free Informative Winery Tour at RockSide Winery

Rockside Winery & Vineyards - 2363 Lancaster Newark Rd NE, Lancaster; 740-687-4414; 1:00 p.m. FREE Tour, optional food / wine tasting chargeable

FREE informative and fun winery tour experience. Enjoy a glass of wine as Ryan Coolidge, Assistant Wine Maker and General Manager walks you through the production facility. The tour will cover the history of our winery and the wine making process from vine to bottle. The winery tour may take 30 minutes to an hour depending on the group.

Afterwards extend your experience to the tasting room and enjoy a wine tasting equally as informative as the tour. Cheese, meat and fruit plates as well as other delicious appetizers are available for enjoyment during the wine tasting portion of your visit. Before you leave make sure to take a walk through the vineyard and enjoy the scenery.

The winery tour is free but reservations are required in advance. Space is limited. Make your reservation on our events calendar today at www.rocksidewinery.com or call the winery on(740) 687-4414 to make reservations over the phone or email ryan@rocksidewinery.com.

Note: Although the winery tour is free, cost applies to the tasting/food portion of your visit. Prices vary.

And from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. the winery hosts the incredible Terry Efaw. Terry performs a blend of Jazz favorites and the best of American Popular Music.

Saturday & Sunday January 20, 21, 27 & 28

Comfort Food Cruise

We are back for our 5th year and this time, it is even better!

There's no better way to explore our region than on a cruise. Why not enjoy the beauty of winter while indulging in some of your favorite comfort foods? For six days, you can taste these dishes all around the region. Go for the gusto and try to taste all 13 in a day or take a leisurely tour and take as long as six days. At the first guilty twinge, just set out for a hike. In addition to using some of that comfort food fuel, you will be treated to a feast for the senses as you pass cave walls covered with ice beards and waterfalls frozen in suspended animation. Tickets are $18 per person, with $5 of every ticket price benefiting local food pantries. You can pick up your tickets at the Welcome Center which is just off the roundabouts heading towards OId Man's Cave, or order online at explorehockinghills.com and click on the comfort food cruise link.

So how does it work? Start your cruise out right. The Hocking Hill Regional Welcome Center will be serving coffee and mini cinnamon rolls from 8 a.m. until 12 noon. Stop by and visit the world's only Pencil Sharpener Museum and pick up your free Comfort Food Cruise souvenir. Then, head off to the following places which will be serving the following delights. You can spread them out over the 3 weekends the cruise takes place, cram them all in at once, or have a mixture of the two. Here's the list of the comfort food you can indulge in, and all the eateries taking part.

Vegetable Soup- M&M Family Diner

Biscuits & Gravy - Pearl's

Suzi's Scramble with Hash Brown Potatoes- Hocking Hills Dinner

Jack's Bean Soup and Cornbread - Jack's Steak House

Pulled Pork Slider with Slaw - Boot Factory Grill

Meat Loaf - The Ridge Inn

Pumpkin Bread pudding- Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls

Burger Slider & Loaded Fries - Jimbo's Burgers & Beer

Pulled Chicken Slider with Baked Beans - Millstone Barbeque

Chicken & Noodles or Mashed Potatoes (your choice) - Olde Dutch Restaurant

Pepperoni or Cheese Pizza(your choice) - Pizza Crossing

Sloppy Joe Slider with Baked Beans - The Home Tavern

53rd Annual Hocking Hills Winter Hike

Old Man's Cave, SR-664-S From 9:00 a.m. FREE

Enjoy winter's splendor on this 6-mile trek from Old Man's Cave to Ash Cave. Layered clothing and good footwear recommended. Continuous starts from 9-11a.m. Logan Kiwanis Club famous bean soup and cornbread muffins are served at Cedar Falls (donations appreciated). A shuttle bus returns hikers to Old Man's Cave parking area.

Straight after the Winter Hike, head to downtown Logan for the third Annual

Logan Frozen Festival

Downtown Logan, 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Bundle up and come to Historic Downtown Logan for the 3rd Annual Logan Frozen Festival. Browse more than 30 ice sculptures, watch ice artists sculpt amazing ice masterpieces before your eyes. Play ice corn hole and skee ball games, have your photo taken in an ice frame or on an ice throne. Enjoy musical entertainment inside and out.

Show off your skating skills on the iceless ice skating rink.

There will be a pop up shop at HER Realtors, 47 West Main. Thanks to Jeremy and Stephanie Brady of The Brady Bunch for the use of their office space. The Shop features unique, one of a kind art pieces by talented local artists, as well as recycled furniture and antiques.

Indulge in tasty treats at restaurants in the heart of town. M&M Diner, Utopia, O'Willerker's and Maya will all be open and ready to serve your favorite foods, just the way you like it.

We know the Hocking Hills area is unique in many ways, but how many small towns have a brewery, a winery AND a distillery!?!? Sample a fine selection of local Beers, Wines & Spirits served by Brewery 33, Hocking Hills Moonshine & Hocking Hills Winery, all in one place. During the Frozen Festival, Utopia at 117 West Main is hosting a tasting of products from all 3 companies. At $1 a tasting, you can satisfy your curiosity and perhaps find a new favorite which is made locally. Representatives of each craft will be on hand to help with your selections or answer questions.

Schmidt's Sausage Haus from German Village, and Chef Moe on the Go Food trucks will be at the parking lot of Columbus Washboard Company on the corner of Gallagher & Main. Take your food to the Washboard Factory if you prefer somewhere warm to eat!

M&M, Flowers by Darlene,Piano Works, O'Willerker's, Columbus Washboard Company, Utopia, Sharff's, Saving Hardware and Homegrown on Main all have unique souvenirs you can buy at the Frozen Festival

Artista will have an exhibition by local photographer, Gary Adcock. His depiction of local landmarks are quite outstanding. Also Jesse Russell will be playing in the afternoon.

Don't miss a concert by the Logan Hocking high school choir in the courthouse - 1:00 p.m.

At Piano works:

Jeff Crisler, local author and man of many other talents, shares stories from his new book "The Gnome Chronicles of Spring Hills Farm"

Pianist and piano teacher, Jessi Smith, will perform from her diverse repertoire.

Photographer Don Holycross will be in the gallery sharing his 'Sunsets and Icescapes' exhibit.

The mighty Logan Chieftains Drumline rocks the ice at 2 p.m.

Also, opposite the Washboard Factory in the field will be Chainsaw Sculptures, and Hocking College will be selling Kettle Corn. And at the Logan-Hocking District Library at the other side of town they will be having a kid's activity.

Sunday, January 21 - January 30

The George Saines Story: The Korean War: 1952

The Bowen House Community Center for Arts and Education 196 N. Market Street (740) 385-0344; www.bowenhouse.org ; 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. FREE

The Bowen House is pleased to host The George Saines Story: The Korean War: 1952 which will be open from Sunday, January 21 through January 30 with a reception on Friday, January 26 from six until eight in the evening. This exhibit is a visual presentation of the experiences of George Saines as a combat photographer during his service in Korea during the year 1952. This show will be open during regular hours at The Bowen House from Wednesday through Saturday from two until five in the afternoon as well as by appointment.

Monday, January 22

Yoga with Ellie DelMatto & Jeannie Faulkner MONDAY AND WEDNESDAY

The Bowen House Community Center for Arts and Education 196 N. Market Street (740) 385-0344; www.bowenhouse.org Monday - 4:30 p.m, Wednesday 5:30 p.m.

Join Ellie DelMatto on Monday and Jeannie Faulkner on Wednesday for their weekly yoga session. Bring your own mat. A fee of $6 is charged

Tuesday, January 23

Winter Turtle Trek at Boch Hollow

7211 Bremen Road, Logan; 740-380-8918; 10:00 a.m- 12:00 p.m. FREE

We invite you to come along on a 2-mile guided hike at a slower pace. We will "wander and ponder" through the forest in its winter condition. Meet Eric at the Boch Hollow office at 7211 Bremen Road, Logan for a 10:00 a.m. start.

Thursday, January 25

Thirsty Thursday Happy Hour

Rockside Winery & Vineyards - 2363 Lancaster Newark Rd NE, Lancaster; 740-687-4414; 5 to 8 p.m.

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. Enjoy our delicious appetizers at half price. Local Craft Beer is also available on tap.

Farmers' Markets

 

FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY - Flea & Farmers' Market at Hocking Hills Market; US 33, Rockbridge; sunrise to 5 p.m. This is a large flea market with many outside and inside vendors every weekend - Friday through Sunday - that features unique items, antiques, collectibles, beautiful crafts and outstanding in-season produce.

WEDNESDAY, SATURDAY - Athens Farmers Market takes place 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. from April until December on Wednesdays and 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. year round on Saturdays.Enjoy a variety of vendors from homemade delectables to fresh produce and more. Call 740-593-6763 or visit athensfarmersmarket.org for more information.

 

Ongoing Events

THURSDAYS - Thirsty Thursday Happy Hour Rockside Winery & Vineyards - 2363 Lancaster Newark Rd NE, Lancaster; 740-687-4414; 5 to 8 p.m. 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. Enjoy 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! (Recurring event every Thursday excluding major holidays).

MONDAYS - Yoga at the Bowen House - Join yoga instructor Elle Delmatto every Monday 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.

 

WEDNESDAYS - Sweet Treat Wednesday - Wine tasting paired with locally made Wren Valley Truffles. Enjoy 25 percent off hand-made gourmet caramel apples. Bring your own food or have pizza delivered. Hocking Hills Winery; 30402 Freeman Road; Logan; 11 a.m.to 8 p.m; Call 740- 385-7117 for more information; $12 for six tastings.