Your Weekend Update for July 22, 2016
Fireman's Old Time Festival - THROUGH SATURDAY, JULY 23
Downtown Laurelville; 740-332-6033; Wed - Fri 5 pm; Sat 10 am
You can't miss it!From nightly fish fries, entertainment and a midway with rides, to a talent show, square dancing and Ohio's most expensive cake auction! This 92nd annual festival in Laurelville packs a lot of fun for the whole family into three nights and a Saturday.
Lancaster Festival - NOW THROUGH SATURDAY, JULY 30
Various locations in Lancaster; Ticket Office: 117 W Wheeling St, Lancaster 740-687-4808;
Join us for Ohio's largest music and arts festival with family fun and excitement all over town. 75 events - many free.Featuring music, art and dance and the Lancaster Festival Orchestra.Visit the web site for detailed schedule of events.This year's Grande Finale headliner - Vince Gill.
FRIDAY, JULY 22
Hidden Hocking: Broken Rock Falls
Hocking Hills State Park, Old Man's Cave Naturalist Cabin; 740-385-6841; 9 am; Free
Come and see something off the beaten path. Join us for a hike through Old Man's Cave to the little visited Broken Rock Falls and see what makes this place so special. Meet the Naturalist at the Naturalists' Cabin located behind the Old Man's Cave Visitor Center.
Music at the Winery - FRIDAY & SATURDAY
Hocking Hills Winery, 30402 Freeman 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 Kevin Asbba on Friday and BeJae Fleming on Saturday.Arcadian Acres Food Truck will be on hand or bring your own appetizers or food, call for a pizza delivery or just enjoy the music.
Live Music at the Millstone - FRIDAY & SATURDAY
Millstone Southern Smoked BBQ, 12790 Grey St, Logan; 740-385-5341; 6 pm to 9 pm
Enjoy live music on the patio; Friday evening enjoy the music of Byrd Manring and Charlie Tatman on Saturday.
Art-Walk in Downtown Lancaster
Downtown Lancaster, 109 N Broad St, Lancaster; 740-277-6607; 6 pm to 9 pm; Free
Join us for the biggest night in Downtown Lancaster-Artwalk!
Enjoy the arts, live music, food & community. ArtWalk is an annual event that highlights the works of local and regional artists who were juried into this show. The artwork from over 50 artists will be displayed in 34 downtown Lancaster businesses. The streets of downtown Lancaster are closed to traffic as visitors stroll through the beautiful and historic downtown Lancaster. Take a break from the visual arts and enjoy some performing arts, we have live music on three stages plus several businesses hosting musical acts. Don't miss the one event that your friends + family will be talking about-ArtWalk!
Music in the Park
Worthington Park, Market & Mains Streets, Logan; 740-746-8322; 7 pm; FREE
The Summer Music series features a mix of country, bluegrass, classic rock and roll, Western Swing and more. This week rock out to the classics with HB 7 Classic Rock. 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!
SATURDAY, JULY 23
Hocking Hills State Park, Conkle's Hollow, St Rt 374 & Big Pine Rd; 740-385-6841; 9 am; Free
Conkle's Hollow state nature preserve is one of the most unique locations in the Hocking Hills. Join the naturalist in the parking area for a short hike to find out why.
Vitamix with Chef Vincenzo "Enzo" Sclama
The Inn at Hocking College, 5770 St Rt 691, Nelsonville; 740-753-7132; $70; 9 am to 5 pm
Master Chef Vincenzo "Enzo" Sclama and the Vitamix team share tips and tricks for incorporating the Vitamix blender into your daily cooking routine. Using the freshest farm to table ingredients, Enzo will share recipes and techniques for creating an amazing 4 course meal using the Vitamix blender. Come see why Vitamix has become the most trusted name in blenders among chefs and industry professionals.Hocking College offers a variety of leisure learning classes that are focused on creating a rich, creative environment that inspires life-long learning. Classes are hands-on, fun and educational! Everyone is welcome.
Civil War Days at The Olde Dutch Restaurant - Saturday & Sunday
The Olde Dutch Restaurant, 12791 St Rt 664 S, Logan; 70-385-1000; 11 am to 3 pm; Free
Civil War Days - Live Cannon Firing. Authentic period dress. Witness Civil War living as it was back in the early 1860's.
Hocking Hills State Park, Old Man's Cave Naturalist Cabin; 740-385-6841; 1 pm; Free
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.
Wine, BBQ and Music at RockSide Winery & Vineyards w/ Bob's Backyard Barbeque
Rockside Winery & Vneyards, 2363 Lancaster Newark Rd NE, Lancaster; 740-687-4414; 5 pm to 8 pm
You've worked hard this week. Now it's time to WINE down at Rockside Winery & Vineyards. You deserve it! Enjoy excellent wine, BBQ, music and conversation in our beautiful vineyard setting. Come enjoy the best local wine, live local music and an assortment of amazing BBQ from Bob's Backyard Barbeque! Bob's Backyard Barbeque is a Lancaster based food truck with amazing smoked meats including brisket, pulled pork, chicken and specialty sandwiches as well as other backyard favorites. Local craft beer is available on tap for those who do not prefer wine. We look forward to serving you!Visit www.bobsbackyardbarbeque.com all of their fantastic offerings. Wine and BBQ are paid for separately. Cash or credit are accepted for both. 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!No outside drinks (Alcoholic) are permitted on premises. Please no outside food during event!
Saturday Night on the Patio
Psalm 121, 110 E Main St, Logan; 740-385-0056; 6:00; FREE
Join Psalm 121 every Saturday night to enjoy local Christian Artists on the Patio. This week features Ryan Whitescarver and Hocking Hills United Methodist Church.Event occurs rain or shine on the patio or in the bookstore community room.
Hocking Hills Canoe Livery, 12789 St Rt 664 S, Logan; 740-385-0523; $45; 7 pm to 11 pm; reservations required
Paddle your canoe from sunset to moonlight, using the light of the moon as it reflects on the water. Your trip ends at the livery with a roaring bonfire, s'mores and a local bluegrass band for your enjoyment. Reservations highly recommended. Meet at the livery at 7:00 p.m. and be sure to bring a flashlight.
Flaming Torchlight Canoe Trip
Hocking Hills Adventures, 31251 Chieftain Dr, Logan; 740-385-8685; $42; 7 pm to 11 pm; reservations required
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.
Refreshments and music.
SUNDAY, JULY 24
Wine & Canvas
Hocking Hills Winery, 30402 Freeman Rd, Logan; 740-404-9025; 2 pm to 5 pm; $35 w/code ZNV5
A little nervous to paint? Don't be! No talent or experience is necessary. Our talented instructors will guide you step-by-step! You will be amazed at your very own work of ART! Relax have a glass of wine and paint. To Register, choose the Zanesville location and key in this coupon code: ZNV5. Sign-up, Show up, and Paint. All supplies will be waiting for you at Hocking Hills Winery.
TUESDAY, JULY 26
Bike Night at the Millstone
Millstone Southern Smoked BBQ, 12790 Grey St, Logan; 740-385-5341; 6 pm to 9 pm
Enjoy live music on the patio.This week Three Chords and a Beer take the stage.Bring you bike or just come and admire all the great bikes at Bike Night.Enjoy great food with good friends.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 27
Wine, BBQ and Music at Rockside
Rockside Winery & Vineyards, 2363 Lancaster Newark Rd NE, Lancaster; 740-687-4414; 5 pm to 8 pm
You've worked hard this week. Now it's time to WINE down at Rockside Winery & Vineyards. You deserve it! Enjoy excellent wine, BBQ, music and conversation in our beautiful vineyard setting. Come enjoy the best local wine, live local music and an assortment of amazing BBQ from Bob's Backyard Barbeque!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!
THURSDAY, JULY 28
Hocking Hills State Park, Ash Cave, St Rt 56; 740-385-6841; 10 am; FREE
Join the naturalist outside the shelter house at Ash Cave for an exploration of what might live in our many streams here at Hocking. Please come dressed to get your feet wet and footgear must be worn at all times.
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
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.
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.
TUESDAYS - SUNDAYS THROUGH JULY 24 - Southern Ohio Copperheads Baseball Ohio University Bob Wren Stadium, Athens; 740-707-3839; $5 - $8 per person; 7 pm Games throughout the summer and different promotions each night. Enjoy an evening at the Bob Wren Stadium watching tomorrow's pros today. Come see tomorrow's pros today, in our family friendly atmosphere that always provides a great night out.
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 http://www.massageyogacenter.com/ 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.