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Your Weekend Update for December 31, 2015

Canopy Ridge Cabins - Thursday, December 31, 2015



Daily Activities





Glenlaurel, 14940 Mt. Olive Rd., Rockbridge, all day

Time for New Year's Eve romance with our two-night event December 30 and 31. We have planned your escape, full of romance and Scottish traditions -- beginning with a welcome reception spiked with holiday cheer and Celtic music and ending with a traditional breakfast as if you traveled to a B & B in the Scottish Highlands. Elegant dinners, live bagpipe music, haggis, gifts, chocolates & bubbles. The Royal Staff does all the planning and work for your romantic New Year's Eve celebration, so celebrate with your loved one or a group of friends. Velveteen jackets optional! Call 740-385-4070 for all the details and to reserve your Hogmanay spot. Space is limited; COST: Packages from $1003-$1263.


Last Hike of the Year

Rock House Shelter House, St. Rt. 374 near St. Rt. 180, Rockbridge, 10 a.m.

Join the naturalist at the shelter house at Rock House. We will hike and discover the history of the area while enjoying the natural scenic beauty of this unique feature of the park. Please come dressed for the weather and possible icy terrain. Call 740-385-6841 for more information; FREE.


New Year's Eve Dinner

123 North Broad St., Lancaster, 4 - 8 p.m.

Celebrate New Year's Eve with our special menu (available at Call 800-654-2477 for more information and to make a reservation; MENU PRICES.


New Year's Eve Buffet

Hocking Hills Dining Lodge, 20020 State Route 664 South, Logan, 5 - 8 p.m.

It's that time, so come join us for our New Year's Eve Buffet! Don't forget our huge selection of craft beers as well! No reservations, we have plenty of room. Menu includes: assorted flatbreads, spiced chilled shrimp, salad bar, smoked prime rib, salmon with peas and orange b├ęchamel, brisket lobster mac and cheese, mussels, shrimp, penne alfredo with sun dried tomatoes and spinach, smoked pork loin, pork schnitzel topped with gruyere mashed spuds, spaetzli, rosemary roasted redskins, three-cheese gratin potatoes, cabbage and carrots, sauerkraut, green beans in brown butter, three-berry cobbler, apple crisp w/fresh whipped cream, Belgian chocolate brownies. Call 740-380-0400 for more information; COST: $24.95.


New Year's Day Special

Diamond Jim's, 111 N. Columbus St., Lancaster, 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Celebrate the New Year with our special menu -- roast pork, sauerkraut, real mashed potatoes, and sweet corn bread. Our unique menu will be available all day, too. Come in and check us! Reservations are accepted if you like. Lots of fun and great food! Call 740-974-6060 for more information; MENU PRICES.


New Year's Eve Celebration

Alehouse 1890, 145 East Main St., Lancaster, 8 p.m. - 1 a.m.

Celebrate New Year's Eve! Heavy hors d'oeuvres, private bar with open beer, wine and cocktails. champagne toast to ring in 2016. Space is limited. Sign up with a bartender. Call 740-277-6055 for more information; COST: $70/person or $120/couple.





New Year's Day Special

Diamond Jim's, 111 N. Columbus St., Lancaster, 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Celebrate the New Year with our special menu -- roast pork, sauerkraut, real mashed potatoes, and sweet corn bread. Our unique menu will be available all day, too. Come in and check us! Reservations are accepted if you like. Lots of fun and great food! Call 740-974-6060 for more information; MENU PRICES.




Audubon Winter Bird Count

Naturalist Office near Old Man's Cave, Hocking Hills State Park, St. Rt. 664 S, Logan, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Contact the naturalist at 740-385-8003 (x213) if you'd like to help out with our annual winter bird count. We will meet at the naturalist office near Old Man's Cave starting at 8 a.m. and divide up the area to survey. The final tally-up will be at 3 p.m. at Camp Oty'Okwa. Bring a lunch and your binoculars and come dressed for the weather; FREE.


Free Winery Tour

Rockside Winery & Vineyards, 2363 Lancaster Newark Rd NE, Lancaster, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Join us on a free, fun, informative tour of RockSide Winery! During the tour, you will learn about the history of the winery and about the process of making wine from grape to bottle. The tour lasts about an hour give or take depending on the number of questions. Informative, educational, and fun! Afterwards stay for a wine tasting or enjoy a bottle of wine! Call 740-687-4414 for more information; COST: $1 tastings.


Monthly Dinner

Scenic Hills Senior Center, 187 South Spring St., Logan, 4 - 6:30 p.m.

Enjoy dinner at the Scenic Hills Senior Center. Check the web site for menu items. Call 740-385-6581 for more information; COST: $6 suggested donation.


Legion Sons Monthly Steak Dinner

American Legion Post 78, 12845 St. Rt. 664 S, Logan, 4:30 - 7:30 p.m.

The Legion Sons of American Legion Post 78 put on this great steak fry on the 1st Saturday of each month. Come join us for a good meal, with the proceeds helping our community & supporting two Legion baseball teams. Call 740-385-8811 for more information; COST: $12.




Game Night at the Library

Logan-Hocking County District Library, 230 E. Main Street, Logan, 5 - 7 p.m.

Enjoy game night the first Monday of every month. Monopoly, Battleship, Candy Land, Uno, Boggle, Cards, Chess, Checkers! Pick a spot and play! Call 740-385-2348 for more information; FREE.




Logan Theatre Group

Chakeres Theater, corner of Mulberry and Main Streets, Logan, 7 - 9 p.m.

Logan Theatre Group meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month. Join in the fun and be part of something big!Use Mulberry street entrance. Email 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

CIC Building Conference Room, 140 E. Main Street, Logan, 6 p.m.

Everyone is invited to the meeting! 2016 marks Logan's 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

Logan Chamber of Commerce Meeting Room, 140 E. Main Street, 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.




Open Easel Friday

AOG Gallery & Studio, 120 East Main St., Lancaster, 6 - 9 p.m.

Join us every second and fourth Friday for open easel. Limit 10 people. Call 740-785-0867 to make a reservation or for more information; COST: $10 with own supplies, $15 supplies included.




Scenic Hills Senior Center's Pancake Breakfast

Scenic Hills Senior Center, 187 S. Spring Street, Logan, 8 - 11 a.m.

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. COST: $6


Ice Extravaganza Logan Bicentennial Celebration

Downtown Logan, Main Street, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Visit Downtown Logan for a variety of events centered around an "Ice Extravaganza". Carvings and demonstrations will be along Main Street. Queen crowning, band and choir concerts, historic display in the Hocking County Courthouse, guided historic downtown tours, ice corn hole, refreshments and much more. For complete details visit


American Legion Baked Steak Dinner

American Legion Post 78, 12845 State Route 664 S, Logan, 4 - 7 p.m.

The Auxiliary of American Legion Post 78 puts on this delicious baked steak dinner on the 2nd Saturday of each month. Come join us for a good meal, with the proceeds helping our community & supporting two Legion baseball teams. Call 740-385-8811 for more information; COST: $7.


Sweet Second Saturday

The Ridge Inn Restaurant, 16178 Pike St., Laurelville, 5 - 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. Call 740-332-0300 for more information.




Second Sunday Beadmaking

Ohio Glass Museum, 124 W. Main Street, Lancaster, 1 - 4 p.m.

Watch engaging demos, or choose to try it yourself! Join us on a new monthly creative adventure! Theresa Cress-Sharp will be narrating and performing live glass beadmaking demonstrations as part of your OGM tour on the Second Sunday of each month. You'll see rods of beautifully colored glass become molten and shaped into intricate beads! Call 740-687-0101 for more information; COST: $20.



Farmers' Markets

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 - 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 Saturdays. Location: Market on State, 1002 E. State St., Athens; for more info call 740-593-6763 or visit


Ongoing Events

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 January 6 - "An Old Fashioned Christmas". The Ohio Glass Museum will feature a special collection of vintage ornaments, trees, toys and other related items and histories of Christmas past. The curator is George Johnson from Logan. Open Tuesday to Sunday from 1 - 4 p.m. Admission is just $6 (Senior Citizens $5, Students ages 6-18 $3). Call (740) 687-0101 for more information. Ohio Glass Museum, 124 W 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 THURSDAYS - After School Art with Art & Clay on Main; Join us every Tuesday and Thursday for a fun-filled hour of art instruction that many children do not otherwise have access to. Artists in grades 1 - 7 explore different mediums, dabble in art history and create personal masterpieces in just one session. Join us for every class or simply attend when your schedule allows! 4 - 5 p.m. Art & Clay on Main, 150 West Main St., Lancaster, 740-653-1755, $10 per class.


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.


THURSDAYS - Yoga at the Bowen House - 6 p.m.; Join Yoga instructor Elle Delmatto every Thursday at 6 p.m. Class fee is $6. Class is open to all. 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 - Celebrate Thirsty Thursday Happy Hours at RockSide Winery & Vineyards; Looking for the happiest hours out there? We think making it halfway through the week is reason enough to celebrate! Stop by from 5 - 8 p.m. for $4 glasses of our estate grown and produced wines. Nosh on our delicious Ohio cheese and crackers at 25% off. Otherwise you can bring in your own picnic, or order in from one of the nearby pizza joints! RockSide Winery & Vineyards, 2363 Lancaster Newark Road NE, Lancaster. Call 740-687-4414 for more information; FREE.


THURSDAYS - Pasta Night at Diamond Jim's Pizza & Dog Pound Hot Dogs is back! A different handmade pasta dish is featured every Thursday until Spring. Pasta night goes until they run out or 10 p.m. Diamond Jim's Pizza & Dog Pound Hot Dogs, 109 North Columbus Street, Lancaster. Call 740-974-6060 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.