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Your Weekend Update for April 15, 2016

Canopy Ridge Cabins - Thursday, April 14, 2016


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.

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.


Trillium Festival with Appalachia Ohio Alliance

Mathias Grove, 25779 Bailey Road (County Road 27), Rockbridge, 10:30 a.m.

Please join us for our annual wildflower celebration held at Mathias Grove near Rockbridge. Hikes are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. The potluck lunch occurs at 12:30 - meat, drinks and ice cream are provided, but you may choose to bring your own items. A notable speaker and special presentation will be given at 1. Following the afternoon hike, we will have a 30-minute garlic mustard harvest, for anyone who might like to participate. No pets, please - and Mathias Grove is smoke-free.

Please park along Bailey Rd. (County Road #27). You may drive back the lane to drop off food or persons requiring assistance. If you are unable to hike, please come anyway to socialize (lawn chairs are optional). Call 614-721-2656 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 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.

PreservArt Ohio Artists Exhibit at The ArtBreak

The ArtBreak, 48 West Main Street, Logan, 6 - 8 p.m.

The ArtBreak will open a photography exhibition by the local artist group, PreservArt Ohio. The exhibit, Walk a New Path, will feature the photographic works of Julia Burnside, Sue Finch and Cheryl Todd. The exhibition will focus on the beauty of Ohio's nature preserves and natural areas. Call 740-380-1555 for more information; FREE, but donations are accepted!

Spring Tea at the Georgian Museum

105 East Wheeling Street, Lancaster, 4 p.m.

Celebrating the Women of Fairfield Medical Center's 100 Years of Caring Tickets! Enjoy three courses of savories, sweets & endless tea served in the elegant 1832 mansion built for Sarah & Samuel Maccracken. Visit our spring exhibit, "Doctors in the House," a collection of early medical equipment used by local physicians. Call 740-654-9923 for more information; COST: $35.

Live Music at Shade Winery

Shade Winery, 401 Gilkey Ridge Road, Shade, 6-8 p.m.

Enjoy live music as you taste various local wines. Kay Carter performs. Call 740-696-1323 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.


Hootenany II Fundraiser

St. Bernadette's Parish Hall, 1325 Wheeling Road, Lancaster, 2 - 4 p.m.

Mark your calendar for a delightful afternoon of entertainment by Anne Kiphen and her talented group of musicians and singers for "Hootenany II". The silent Auction will include many of the glass blown items from OGM's Gift Shop.Our volunteers will be providing a selection of cookies, fruit and liquid refreshments to choose from during the afternoon. Call 740-687-0101 for more information; COST: $20.


Old Time Music Jam Session

The Bowen House, 196 Market St., Logan, 6:30 p.m.

Bring your fiddle, banjo, guitar or favorite instrument and join right in.Led by Liz Shaw.New and experienced musicians are welcome.You will leave with new skills after every session.Donations graciously appreciated for the instructor. Call 740-385-0344 for more information; FREE.


The Songwriter Story Time

The Bowen House, 196 Market St., Logan, 6:30 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.

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 (STARTING APRIL 20) and Saturdays. Location: Market on State, 1002 E. State St., Athens; for more information, call 740-593-6763 or visit

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 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.