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Your Weekend Update for April 29, 2016

Canopy Ridge Cabins - Thursday, April 28, 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.

Cedar Falls Stroll

Cedar Falls, Hocking Hills State Park, State Route 374, 2 p.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.

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.

Final Friday: Focus on History

Public Square, Nelsonville, 5:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Final Friday, a community art event, takes place in the Historic Square Arts District in Nelsonville on the last Friday of every month (except December). This month's theme is history, featuring our unique stories, re-enactments and walking tours. Call 740-753-1011 for more information; FREE.

Starbrick Gardens Opening Night

Starbrick Gallery, 21 West Columbus Street, Nelsonville, 5:30 - 9:30 p.m.

The artists of Starbrick Gallery offer an exhibit and sale of garden-themed art work. Dress up your garden with delightful art for the yard or your walls. Call 740-753-1011 for more information; FREE.

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. Adam & Dawn Graham perform. 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 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.

Historic Lantern Tour of Ash Cave

Ash Cave at Hocking Hills State Park, State Route 56 near 374, Logan, 8 p.m.

The mystery of Ash Cave is special as far back as the last Ice Age and beyond. Join the naturalist in the parking lot area to explore Ash Cave by lantern light and learn about this special history first hand. We supply the lights; you supply the imagination. Please, no pets at the lantern tour. Call 740-385-6841; FREE.


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.

Simply Sauce and Gravy Cooking

Class with Chef Clarence "Chuck" Steadman


The Inn at Hocking College, 15770 State Route 691, Nelsonville, 12 noon - 4 p.m.

Chef Steadman takes participants through the basics of sauce and gravy making, giving students the tools necessary to prepare amazing dishes using fresh farm to table ingredients sure to please even the most discerning of foodies! Classes are hands-on, fun and educational and everyone is welcome! Call 740-753-7132 for more information and to make a reservation; COST: $50.

$50 per person.

Beer & Wine Fest

Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls, 21190 St. Rt. 374, Logan, 2 - 5 p.m.

Partake in beer & wine from a variety of vendors, while you enjoy live music and light appetizers. Call 800-653-2557 for more information; COST: Drink Tickets are $5 each or 6 for $25.

Reptile Rampage!

Naturalist Cabin, Hocking Hills State Park, 2 p.m.

What makes a reptile a reptile? What is cold-blooded? Who lives around here? For the answers to these and other questions, join the naturalist at the Naturalist Cabin located behind the Old Man's Cave Visitor Center. Call 740-385-6841 for more information; FREE.

Spring Open House at Crane Hollow Preserve

Crane Hollow Preserve, 16820 State Route 678, Rockbridge, 2 - 8 p.m.

Join us for an afternoon of fellowship, music, and food to celebrate the legacy of Crane Hollow Preserve!You are invited to simply enjoy the view of the hollow from the deck or join in on one of several short hikes which will be led periodically throughout the afternoon. Pulled pork, corn bread, vegetarian chili, and place settings will be provided. Please bring a side dish or dessert to share and your drink of choice. RSVP by April 29. Call 740-438-5777 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 Annie Hawe. 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 Kevin Ashba. Bring your own appetizers or food, call for a pizza delivery or just enjoy the music. Call 740- 385-7117 for more information; FREE.

Lil' Buds Exhibit

The Bowen House, 740 North Market St., Logan, 6:30 p.m.

An annual art event showcasing the work of elementary school students in the Logan-Hocking School District. The exhibit continues until May 14 during regular hours (Wednesdays to Saturdays, 2-5 p.m.).

Call 740-385-0344 for more information; FREE.



Wine'd up Wednesday

Shaw's Restaurant and Inn, 123 North Broad Street, Lancaster, Lunch and Dinner

On the first Wednesday of every month, we offer 129 different wines at an $8 discount. This is for dine-in only at lunch or dinner. This is part of the Wednesday Originals program with Dine Originals Columbus. Call 754-654-1842 for more information.

Logan Bicentennial Celebration Committee Meeting

Scenic Hills Senior Center, 187 South Spring St., Logan, 6 p.m.

Everyone is invited to the meeting! Next year is Logan's 2016 Bicentennial Birthday Celebration. The City of Logan is turning 200 years old! Please attend to continue sharing ideas and working toward making the 200th celebration an affair to remember! For more information, Karen Raymore at 740-385-2750 or; FREE.


Logan Town Center Monthly Meeting

Scenic Hills Senior Center, 187 South Spring St., Logan, 8 a.m.

Want to learn more about all the great things happening in Historic Downtown Logan?Come to the monthly Logan Town Center meeting. The Logan Town Center Board and Members have been very busy -- from parking and zoning to beautification and promotion, efforts are underway to preserve Historic Downtown Logan, attract customers to downtown businesses and spur economic development in Historic Downtown Logan. Visit for more information; FREE.

Vinton County Wild Turkey Festival

Downtown McArthur 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Watch the downtown streets of McArthur come alive with food, music, and fun for the whole family. The festival includes great nightly entertainment on the sound stage, carnival rides and games, car show, quilt show, queen's and baby contests. Call 800-596-4459 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 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.

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 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.


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 - 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.

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. 1 to 3 p.m. 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 from April 29 through May 14 - Lil' Buds Art Exhibit; An annual art show featuring the work of Logan-Hocking elementary school students. 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.