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Friday, August 12

Ridgetops & Hollers

Hocking Hills State Park, Ash Cave, St Rt 56; 740-385-6841; 9 a.m.; FREE

Ever wonder about the difference between a ridgetop and a "holler"? Join the naturalist at Ash Cave parking area to find out.

21st Annual Hocking Hills Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing

Hocking Hills Golf Club, 14405 Country Club Ln, Logan, 740-385-8966; call 740-385-6836 to reserve tee time

21st Annual Golf Outing at Hocking Hills Golf Club presented by the Hocking Hills Chamber of Commerce; 2016 Rain Date - Aug 19th, 2016.

A Day in the Woods 2nd Friday Series

Vinton Furnace State Forest, Sam Russel Rd. (Follow the yellow signs), McArthur, OH 45651; call Dave Apsley at 740-710-3009 or email; 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; $10 per person. Reservation required.

Learn about extreme weather events and their potential impact on your woodlot. Become familiar with global timber markets and how they may impact the value of your trees. Learn about current and future invasive pest. Understand the importance of species diversity and healthy forest in minimizing risk to your woodland. Lunch and handouts provided.

Food Truck Friday

Destination Downtown Lancaster, Government Service Building, 239 W Main St, Lancaster; 740-277-6607; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Join Destination Downtown Lancaster for Food Truck Fridays. Treat your palette with a different specialty food from the savory to the traditional flavors with a different food truck May to October.

Live Music at the Millstone - FRIDAY & SATURDAY

Millstone Southern Smoked BBQ, 12790 Grey St, Logan; 740-385-5341; 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Enjoy live music on the patio; Friday evening enjoy the music of Michael Smith and Spencer & Walt from Trip Dog on Saturday.

Music at the Winery - FRIDAY & SATURDAY

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

Join the Hocking Hills Winery for an evening of live music, wine and relaxing with the sounds of Joe Rollin' Porter on Friday and T.J. George on Saturday.Arcadian Acres Food Truck will be on hand Saturday or bring your own appetizers or food, call for a pizza delivery or just enjoy the music.

Music in the Park

Worthington Park, Market & Mains Streets, Logan; 740-746-8322; 7 p.m.; FREE

The Summer Music series features a mix of country, bluegrass, classic rock and roll, Western Swing and more. This week it's Mike Sigler and Nashville North. Food and beverages are for sale in the park. Park seating is limited so lawn chairs or blankets are recommended. Picnics are permitted in the park but smoking and alcohol are not. Concerts generally proceed rain or shine and bands are subject to change without prior notice. Some of the season's concerts will be preceded by an opening act at 6:30 p.m. so please plan to come early!

Stuart's Summer Wine Express

Hocking Valley Scenic Railway, 33 Canal St, Nelsonville; 740-753-1924; $30 - $45, advance ticket sales available; 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Join us for the Summer Wine Express on the Hocking Valley Scenic Railway! Take a ride on a historic train through the Hocking Valley while enjoying wine, cheese, and snacks and all proceeds benefit Stuart's Opera House. Don't miss a great evening out!

Friday Night Bandstand

Lancaster Bandstand, 104 N Broad St, Lancaster; 740-687-6651; 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.; 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 gospel music of Cross Pointe.

Saturday, August 13  

Scenic Hills Pancake Breakfast

Scenic Hills Senior Center, 187 S Spring St, Logan; 740-385-6581; 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.; $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.

Hocking Hills Summer Poker Run

Friends of Hocking Hills State Park, Hocking Hills Dining Lodge, 20020 St Rt 664 S; 877-403-4477; 9 am

Get ready to ride! It's time for the 2016 Hocking Hills Summer Poker Run! Join us on Saturday, August 13 at the Hocking Hills Dining Lodge for a hearty breakfast before you take off for a beautiful ride through the Hocking Hills. Build your best poker hand for a chance to walk away with the top prize. All proceeds support Friends of the Hocking Hills State Park and projects within the Hocking Hills.

Participants may also register on-site August 13 at the Hocking Hills Dining Lodge beginning at 9:00 am. Ride ends back at the Hocking Hills Dining Lodge.

Rib Ruckus & Gate to Gate 5k

Logan Daily News/APG Media, Gabriel Logan lawn, 1689 E Front St, Logan; 740-592-6612, ext 223; $5 general admission; 5k, cruise-in, food and beverages additional


Spend the day on the front lawn of Gabriel Logan Manufacturing Solutions enjoying family fun, live music, classic car cruise-in, delicious BBQ, kid's zone with inflatables, vendors, beer tent and more.Gate to Gate 5k registration at 8 am; shuttles to race start begin departing at 8:30; 9 am race starts from Chieftain Drive gates.Rib Ruckus gates open at noon.Main stage featuring 23 SouthBound at 1 pm; Kat & the Road Dawgs at 3:30 pm; Acoustic Avalanche at 4:45 pm and classic rock by HB7 at 6:30 pm.

Gate to Gate 5k race registration: $30 / $15 (kids 12 and under)

Cruise-In registration $15 (includes prizes to top 25 cars, dash plaques and 1 free entry to Rib Ruckus

General Admission: $5; dinner platter: $12

Special pre-purchase pricing - limited time only - $15 (includes admission, 1 dinner platter and Souvenir cup - visit to purchase special tickets or register for 5k and Cruise-In

Ridgetop Music Fest with Classic Cars & Tractors

Vinton County Airport, 66285 Airport Rd, New Plymouth; 740-594-3877; noon to 5:30 p.m.; Free, parking donation requested

Take a Saturday drive and join us for a fun filled afternoon of music, food, and cars and tractors from yesterday! Classic drive-in food available at 11a.m. Celebrate Classic Rock and Roll Music by "Double Shot".Airplane rides are offered for a fee.

Sweet Second Saturday

The Ridge Inn Restaurant, 16178 Pike St, Laurelville; 740-332-0300; 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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.

Wine, Food & Music featuring Poppy's Roadside Diner

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

You've worked hard this week. Now it's time to WINE down at Rockside Winery & Vineyards. You deserve it! Enjoy excellent wine, food and conversation in our beautiful vineyard setting. Come enjoy the best local wine, live local music and some amazing food from Poppy's Roadside Diner.Seating is available inside and outside. No reservations are required. First come first serve, so you may want to bring a blanket or lawn chair just in case we run out of seats!

Saturday Night on the Patio

Psalm 121, 110 E Main St, Logan; 740-385-0056; 6 p.m.; FREE

Join Psalm 121 every Saturday night to enjoy local Christian Artists on the Patio. This week features Bailey Brown.Event occurs rain or shine on the patio or in the bookstore community room.

2nd Saturday Cinema

Destination Downtown Lancaster, Main & Broad Streets; 740-277-6607; 8:30 p.m.

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.This month's feature film is The Peanuts Movie.

Tuesday, August 16

Bike Night at the Millstone

Millstone Southern Smoked BBQ, 12790 Grey St, Logan; 6 to 9 p.m.

Come by Motorcycle, car or bicycle; everyone is invited to enjoy Bike Night with live music on the patio.This week enjoy the sounds of Quazzimojjo.

Old Time Music Jam Session at the Bowen House

The Bowen House, 196 Market St., Logan, OH 43138; reservations required; call 740-385-0344; Free; 6:30 p.m. to 8 :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.

Wednesday, August 17

Night Flight Rappel Adventure - WEDNESDAY & SATURDAY

High Rock Adventures, 10108 Opossum Hollow Rd, Rockbridge; 740-385-9886; $75 adults / $70 age 6 - 15; reservations required; 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

High Rock Adventures will be offering a first for Ohio and the Mid-West, A Night Flight Rappel down towering cliffs under the cover of darkness. Guests will arrive and hike up to the cliffs at sunset, then embark on 2 different rappels from the top of our towering sandstone cliffs. Enjoy the night sounds of Hocking Hills forest as it comes alive with Tree frogs singing, a chorus of Katydids (also known as bush crickets), distant coyote howls, occasional owls calling, and more. This hike requires that guests be fully mobile and comfortable hiking by flashlight across uneven terrain and rappelling down sandstone cliffs that can get slippery and wet at times. It is not an adventure for the faint of heart. Limit 8 per night (for larger groups call our office)


City of Nelsonville, Public Square, Nelsonville, OH 45764; call 740-753-4346; 1 p.m. to 11 p.m. Wednesday, August 17 through August 20; Free

67th Annual Celebration of community pride and Appalachian spirit. The original State of Ohio Old-Time Fiddlers Championship sponsored by Stuart's Opera House on Friday, 5k races for adults & children on Saturday. An assortment of dining options, children's entertainment and games, carnival rides and more.Live nightly entertainment.

Farmers' Markets

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

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.

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

Ongoing Events

Hand Feeding Hummingbirds - July 1 to September 5

Lake Hope State Park, 27331 St Rt 278, McArthur; 740-596-3030; 1 pm to 3 pm Thur, Fri, Sat & Sun till September 5

Come to the Lake Hope Nature Center and share the unique experience of hand-feeding the Ruby Throated Hummingbird. Participants can attempt to hand-feed hummingbirds.


Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls, 21190 St R 374; 740-385-7489; 5:30 pm to 10:30 pm

Join us for Casual Friday's at the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls. Chef Anthony will serve gourmet burgers, rustic pizzas and much more from his new "Bistro Menu" from 5:30pm to 9:30pm on Friday nights. We have live music on the patio to entertain guests from 6:30pm to 9:30pm. The best part is that you don't need a reservation. Join us at your leisure for Casual Fridays!

Thursdays - Thirsty Thursday Happy Hour

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

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 near by pizza joints! (Recurring Event every Thursday excluding major holidays).

Mondays to Saturdays - Tecumseh Backstage Tours

TECUMSEH Outdoor Drama, 5948 Marietta Rd, Chillicothe; 770-775-4100; $5; 4 pm and 5 pm

Over 30 years ago these tours began and they are still highly acclaimed by our patrons. Enjoy an exciting backstage tour of the theatre complex as cast members serve as your tour guides. The stuntmen of Tecumseh give a dazzling display of stage-combat and flintlock firing and then pitch headfirst from a twenty-one foot cliff, get up, and explain how they did it. Tours last approximately one hour and along with detailed historical information also include demonstrations of weaponry, stunts, and makeup as well as explanations regarding communication systems and stage design.

Mondays to Saturdays - TECUMSEH Outdoor Drama

TECUMSEH Outdoor Drama, 5948 Marietta Rd, Chillicothe; 770-775-4100; $24.50 - 14.50( 10 and younger) $45 for VIP Adults; $27.50 VIP Kids; 8 pm

Captivating. Fascinating. Mesmerizing. Come witness the epic life story of the legendary Shawnee leader as he struggles to defend his sacred homelands in the Ohio country during the late 1700s. The huge, outdoor stages of the Sugarloaf Mountain Amphitheater afford the audience the ability to see everything. You will sit beneath the stars as sheer spectacle surrounds you with a herd of galloping horses, live military cannon in action, and the most dazzling battle sequences offered on the American stage. One 15-20-minute intermission.

Tecumseh is not recommended for children ages 6 and younger due to some violent content and loud battle scenes. All seats are reserved. Parking is FREE. Immediately following the performance, the cast members of Tecumseh assemble in the pavilion area for autographs and photographs. It is highly recommended you arrive to the facility no later than 6:45 pm if you will be attending a Saturday performance. We are a Pet Free and Smoke Free facility.

FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS - Hocking County Historical Society & Hocking County Genealogical Society Museums Open 1 pm to 4 pm

Hocking County Historical Society Museum Complex, 64 N Culver St, Logan; 740-385-6026 Six buildings of historic displays showcase the ca. 1898 Schempp House, the Lutz Steam Car, original pioneer wagon of the Stiers Family & original Hocking Valley Railroad Telegraph Office, where you can test your Morse Code knowledge. Sit in early 1900's desks & write on chalkboards in the recreated 1912 School House and shuck corn on corn sheller's in the Carriage House's display of agricultural items. View numerous displays of Hocking History including: a medical office, military uniforms & equipment, toys, coal mining, local clay & brick industry, Hocking Canal & bridge history, a Logan print shop, mastodon teeth & Indian artifacts. A Timeline Exhibit of Logan and Hocking County features a century of the county's history condensed into four panels is also on display. The timeline includes Native Americans, the first settlers (1798), the Civil War, the Hocking Valley Railway and the 1916 Logan Centennial, ending in 1917, when America joined the war.

Edith Head & Company Exhibition

Decorative Arts Center, 145 E Main St, Lancaster; 10 am to 4 pm Tues - Sat; 1 pm to 4 pm Sun; 740-681-1423; Free

Randall Thropp, CuratorTravis Banton and Howard Greer were Hollywood's reigning kings of costume when Edith Head arrived at Paramount in 1924. This new presentation from Paramount Picture Archive follows the Decorative Arts Center's wildly successful 2014 exhibition Designing Woman: Edith Head at Paramount 1924-1967. Featured will be the lavish costumes of Edith Head and her contemporaries, Mr. Banton, Mr. Greer, Mary Kay Dodson and Irene Lentz along with dazzling jewelry from the Paramount collection. A handful of current designers will be represented as well - their costumes a testament to the enduring influence of Edith Head.

MAY 28 TO NOVEMBER 27 - Mastery: Sustaining Momentum Exhibit

Dairy Barn Arts Center, 8000 Dairy Lane, Athens; 740-592-4981; noon to 5 pm Tue/Wed/Fri/Sat; noon to 8 pm Thur; 1 pm to 5 pm Sun; $6; $4 Students & Seniors; under 12 free; Members Free

One of Quilt Nationals founders, Nancy Crow, curator, has selected artists who are masters of their technique and media. Chosen for their individual voices and continuing development in their field, these master quilt makers are exhibiting all new works.

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.

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.

SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS - Hocking Hills Artists and Craftsmen Marketplace. Open every weekend where you can find unique handcrafted 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.