Your Weekend Update for June 10, 2016
LOGAN’S BICENTENNIAL BASH! JUNE 10-18TH:
Friday, June 10
Music in the Park - Bicentennial Salute
Worthington Park, Market & Main Streets, Logan; 740-746-8233; 6:45 pm; Free
Opening night of the Friday Evening Summer Concert Series features the Cedar Hills Boys presenting songs across the 200 years of Logan's history. Lawn chairs or blankets recommended as seating is limited. Alcohol and smoking prohibited. Concerts generally proceed rain or shine. Bring a picnic or enjoy the food and beverages prepared by the Hocking Hills Inspire Shelter; Coffee sales benefit the Smith Chapel Food Bank.
Saturday, June 11
Hocking Hills Moonshine Prohibition Party & Cruise In
Hocking Hills Moonshine Distillery, 519 E Front St, Logan AND Home Tavern, 363 Gallagher Ave, Logan; 740-347-9044 or 740-603-4483; 11 am to ???; $10 registration fee for Cruise In
Featuring Prohibition Cars; All Cars Welcome; Registration from 11 am to 2 pm at the Hocking Hills Moonshine Co. (enjoy a Tour and Tastings Before the Cruise In.) $10.00 Entry Fee. Cruise In will be located at the Home Tavern, 363 Gallagher Avenue; Awards presented at 5:00 pm. Enjoy a historic re-enactment at 6 pm by the Logan Theatre Group at the Hocking Hills Moonshine Company. Moonshine Distillery and Home Tavern only 10 blocks apart.
Sunday, June 12
Community Picnic with a Purpose
Main & Market Streets in historic downtown Logan; 740-380-1555; noon to 4 pm
Celebrate Logan's past, present and future at this family fun event hosted by Logan area Churches, City of Logan, Logan Rotary and Century National Bank. Food will be served from 12-2 by KD BBQ and Bush's Restaurant. A variety of music and games will last all afternoon including a cakewalk, sidewalk chalk art, hula hooping and more. Bicentennial Community Chorus performs at 12:30 pm; Girl Scout Troop #2546 will install a time capsule. Meals are $10/adult, $5/ Youth 6 - 18, Kids 5 and younger eat free while food lasts. Meal tickets are available at area churches and the Hocking Hills Welcome Center.
Sunday, June 12 through Wednesday, June 15
Free Trolley Tours
Narrated tours of historic Logan in the comfort of a Trolley departing on the hour; tour lasts approximately 45 minutes last tour of the day departs at 3 pm
Departs from Community Picnic by Worthington Park on Sunday, June 12 beginning at noon
Departs from Hocking County Historical Society Museum Complex, 64 N Culver St, Logan June 13 & 15 beginning at 10 am
Departs from Scenic Hills Senior Center, 187 S Spring St, Logan, June 14 beginning at 10 am
Tuesday, June 14 - FLAG DAY CELEBRATION ON THE LAWN - 10 am to 2 pm AND 4:30 pm to 8 pm
Scenic Hills Senior Center, 187 S Spring St, Logan;
Nick's Burgers & Jo Jo Potaoes
By Nick & Ernie Maniskas
Bring a Lawn Chair and enjoy the music
Mike Sigler - 11:30 to 12:30 (Gazebo)
Scenic Hills Senior Chorus at 1:00 (Inside)
Door prizes, 50/50 Raffle, Vendors and more.
Soup, Sandwich & Dessert Meal - 4:30 to 6:30
Honor Guard Presentation & Flag Ceremony - 6:45
Mr. Steve Ball, Musician & Civil War Historian - 7:00
Wednesday, June 15 to June 30
Bicentennial Quilt Show
The Bowen House, 196 N Market St, Logan; 740-385-0344; Open noon to 5 pm during Washboard Music Festival; regular hours are Wednesday through Saturday 2 pm to 5 pm; Free
Annual quilt show held during and through the Washboard Musical Festival. Hours vary during festival. Quilt artists will be on site to share this amazing show with guests.
Enjoy musical performances during the Festival.
Thursday, June 16
Old Fashioned Fun Day - 1 pm to 4 pm
Hocking County Historical Society & Museums, 64 N Culver St, Logan; 1 pm to 4 pm
Bring the kids (ages 5 - 11) to the Hocking Hills Historical Society & Museums for an afternoon of wireless fun. There will be old fashioned games, crafts, costumes, photo opportunities, music, stories and more. Registration is required by June 9 to be sure there is plenty of fun for everyone. Call 740-385-7930 to register.
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 & Saturday, June 18
Washboard Music Festival continues
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!
Saturday, June 18
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.
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FRIDAY, JUNE 10
A Day in the Woods 2nd Friday Series
Hocking State Forest, 19275 St Rt 374, Rockbridge; 740-596-5212 (Dave Apsley); $10 per person per class; 9 am to 3:30 pm
Learn how to design and lay out trails. Become familiar with techniques for trail construction. Get dirty and sweaty building new and maintaining existing recreational trails. Understand Best Management Practices (BMP's) and the importance of managing water. Lunch and handouts provided.
Music at the Hocking Hills Winery - Friday & Saturday
Hocking Hills Winery, 30402 Freman 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 Peter Conrad on Friday and T.J. George on Saturday. Bring your own appetizers or food, call for a pizza delivery or just enjoy the music. Purchase wine by the glass or bottle.
Friday Night Bandstand
104 N Broad St, Lancaster; 740-687-6651; 7 pm to 8:30 pm; FREE
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. This week enjoy the sounds of New Basics Brass Band who play Jazz, R&B, New Orleans funk, and Groove Sounds.
SATURDAY, JUNE 11
Scenic Hills Senior Center Pancake Breakfast
Scenic Hills Senor Center, 187 S Spring St. Logan; 740-385-6581; 8 am to 10:30 am; $6 suggested donation
On the second Saturday of the month enjoy a Pancake Breakfast with the Scenic Hills Senior Center. Menu: Pancakes, eggs & sausage or sausage gravy biscuits, eggs & hash browns.
National Get Outdoors Day at Wayne National Forest
Wayne National Forest, 13700 US 33, Nelsonville; 740-753-0101
In observance of National Get Outdoors Day. Fees will be waived to all recreation sites & to all trails.
Ridgetops & Hollers
Hocking Hills State Park Ash Cave; St Rt 56; 740-385-6841; 10 am; FREE (Reservations required)
Ever wonder about the difference between a ridgetop and a "holler"? Join the naturalist at Ash Cave parking area to find out.
Carving Walking Sticks
Hocking Hills State Park & LL Bean at Easton Mall; 888-534-5809; 3 pm to 4 pm; FREE
As many already know, foraging in the woods without a walking stick has the tendency of giving you a crooked neck. The solution is to use a walking staff. With a fun two part event LL Bean of Columbus & Hocking Hills State Park Naturalist, Pat Quackenbush, will not only show you how to select and carve a walking staff, but will also get you started carving your very own. Pat will bring everything that you need. This event is restricted to those 18 years of age and older. Registration is required.
Then, join us with your new stick on July 9th for a 9 AM naturalist guided hike through Old Man's Cave at Hocking Hills State Park.
Sweet Second Saturday
The Ridge Inn Restaurant, 16178 Pike St, Laurelville; 740-332-0300; 5 pm to 8 pm
On the second Saturday of each month, we dress up the dining room and have live music & great dinner specials. You can even bring a bottle of wine, if you like. Come join us for a great Saturday night out! Reservations appreciated, but not required
Saturday Night on the Patio at Psalm 121
Psalm 121 Discount Books & Gifts, 110 E Main St, Logan; 740-385-0056; 6 pm; FREE
Join Psalm 121 every Saturday night to enjoy local Christian Artists on the Patio. This week features Heartsong. Event occurs rain or shine on the patio or in the bookstore/community room.
Ohio's Friendliest Train Robbery
Hocking Valley Scenic Railway; 33 W Canal St, Nelsonville; 740-249-1452; http://www.hvsry.org; 6 pm; $21/adults; $19/seniors; $17/child
Our ever-popular Ohio's Friendliest Train Robbery trains are family-friendly and feature a group of bandits on horseback making an attempt to rob the train. Now, before you think, "Rob the train?!", we distribute play money to everyone before the train departs. The "robbers" then come through and collect the play money once they're able to stop the train. Guns are used but only with blanks, and we maintain a safe atmosphere for everyone aboard! These trains tend to sell out quickly, so make sure you reserve your seat as early as possible! We have three Robbery Trains scheduled for 2016: June 11th, July 9th, and August 6th. All three Robbery trains depart the Nelsonville Depot at 6:00 p.m.
Duration of ride: Approximately two hours
Flaming Torchlight Canoe Trip
Hocking Hills Adventures, 31251 Chieftain Dr, Logan; 740-385-8685; $42 per canoe; reservations recommended
Night time on the Hocking River is magical, and nothing is more exciting than experiencing it by torchlight: flickering flames reflecting on rippling water, golden eyes blinking from surrounding trees, all bathed in a surreal, golden glow. For romantics, friends and families, the river by torchlight is an unforgettable delight. Enjoy refreshments and music afterwards.
2nd Saturday Cinema
Destination Downtown Lancaster, Bandstand at Broad & Main; 9 pm; 740-277-6607; FREE
Destination Downtown Lancaster and the Fairfield County Family, Adult & Children First Council present the Saturday Cinema movie series in Downtown Lancaster. Saturday Cinema is a free outdoor movie on the second Saturday, May-August. Bring your blankets, chairs and snacks to the Bandstand at Broad & Main Street in Downtown Lancaster. A space is reserved in the front for blanket only seating. This is a FREE community event. Snack and drink concessions will be available for purchase. Free children's activities begin one hour before the movie with DJ services provided by Almighty Sounds.
MONDAY, JUNE 13
Gospel Carry-In & Sing
Scenic Hills Senior Center, 187 S Spring St, Logan; 740-385-3548 (Bob Lingo); 5 pm; FREE
Enjoy a night of Gospel Singing. Bring a covered dish to share. Everyone welcome!
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