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Your Weekend Update for March 25, 2016

Canopy Ridge Cabins - Friday, March 25, 2016


Re-Opening Day

Hocking Hills Canopy Tours, 10714 Jackson Street, Rockbridge, 8 a.m.

Hocking Hills Canopy Tours reopens for the 2016 season, its ninth. In addition to several zipline tours and a Segway tour, HHCT is introducing the Rockbridge Encounter, a guided one-hour tour via a Ranger ATV followed by a short hike to the seldom-visited rock bridge at the Rockbridge State Nature Preserve. Open weekends and select weekdays through April, then seven days a week until October. Call 740-385-9477 for more information or to make a reservation; COST: Tours range $20 - $89.

Family Fishing Day with the Rotary

Rose Lake Dam, Hocking Hills State Park, State Route 664 S, Logan, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Come drop your line in at Rose Lake on the day of the annual stocking of the trout! This 9th Annual Rotary event is a great family bonding experience. Free T-shirt for first 25 kids and lots of prizes for all.BBQ & snacks for kids!

Take St. Rt. 664 S to the Hocking Hills State Park Campground office. Get a visitor pass at the drive thru window, then park at the Campground swimming pool and walk to Rose Lake Dam. Call 740-808-2281 for more information; FREE.

Hocking's Wildlife & Trout Stocking

Rose Lake Dam, Hocking Hills State Park, off of State Route 374, Logan, 10 a.m.

Meet the naturalist at the dam at Rose Lake for a closer look at some of Ohio's local wildlife. Join us as well for the annual rainbow trout stocking and youth fishing day. Ohio fishing laws apply. Call 740-385-6841 for more information; FREE.

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

Final Friday - Focus on Photography

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

Capture the spirit of Final Fridays... and win prizes!! Wander through the venues of Final Fridays to capture the fun & community spirit of this art event. Pick your top two photos that embody the Spirit of Final Fridays and post them on Facebook and you may win!! (Optional: #nelsonvillefinalfridays). Invite your friends to LIKE Nelsonville Final Fridays page and to vote for your photos by Liking them. The photos with the most LIKES by Sunday at 6 p.m. will WIN! See Nelsonville Final Fridays Facebook page for more information!Prizes are sponsored by: First Choice Cabin Rentals, Full brooks Café, Mama Rene's, Plaid Butterfly & Starbrick Cooperative Gallery. Call 740-753-1011 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.


Scrapbook Crop

Adena Mansion and Gardens Visitor's Center, 847 Adena Road, Chillicothe, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Do you find yourself constantly interrupted when trying to scrapbook at home? Adena Mansion & Gardens has the solution for you! Join us for 12 peaceful hours and scrap those wonderful memories of families, friends, vacations and more.Lunch and dinner will be provided, along with snacks throughout the day. Scrappers will each have their own table so they can spread out, and each participant will have electrical access. Each scrapper will be eligible for door prizes. Vendors will be on hand so scrappers can check out some exciting new products. Call 740-772-1500 or 800-319-7248 for more information and to make a reservation; COST: $55.

Wonders of Old Man's Cave

Hocking Hills State Park, State Route 664 South, Logan, 10 a.m.

Meet the Naturalist at the Naturalists' Cabin, behind Old Man's Cave Visitor Center, for a short hike to discover some facts about the history of the area and the rock formations that are found throughout the park. Call 740-385-6841 for more information; FREE.

Easter Egg Hunt

Nature Center, Lake Hope State Park, St. Rt. 278, McArthur, 1 - 3 p.m.

Kids can search for prize-filled eggs and families can participate in "egg"-citing games at our Annual Easter Egg Hunt at the Nature Center. Sponsored by the Friends of Lake Hope. Call 740-596-3030 for more information; FREE.

Hocking's Birds of Prey

Naturalist Cabin at Old Man's Cave Visitors Center. Hocking Hills State Park, State Route 664 South, Logan, 2 p.m.

Join the Hocking Hills State Park naturalist at the Naturalist Cabin near Old Man's Cave Visitor Center for a closer look at Ohio's hawks, owls, eagles and vultures. Call 740-385-6841 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 Joey & Jessica. 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 Jim Volk. Bring your own appetizers or food, call for a pizza delivery or just enjoy the music. Call 740- 385-7117 for more information; FREE.


Hocking Hills Dining Lodge Easter Buffet

Hocking Hills Dining Lodge, 20020 State Route 664 South, Logan, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Come join us Easter Sunday. In addition to outstanding made-from-scratch food, Terry Efaw - a local, made-from scratch musician will be playing. The menu includes: Grilled leg of lamb with balsamic mint sauce, applewood smoked ham, Ohio turkey breast with local maple syrup glaze, smoked brisket, dry-rubbed pork loin, chicken quarters and much more. No reservations required. Call 740-380-0400 for more information; COST: $25.95 adults/$12.95 12 and under.

Lake Hope Lodge Easter Buffet

Lake Hope Lodge, 27331 State Route 278, McArthur, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Grilled leg of lamb with balsamic mint sauce, applewood smoked ham, Ohio turkey breast with local maple syrup glaze, smoked brisket, spring vegetable penne alfredo and much more. Call 740-385-1000 for more information; COST: $27.95 adults/$14.95 12 and under.

Easter Buffet at the Olde Dutch Restaurant

The Olde Dutch Restaurant, 12791 St. Rt. 664 S, Logan, 10:30 a.m. -7 p.m.

Menu includes Carved Ham, Broasted Chicken, Roast Beef, Roast Turkey, BBQ Pork Ribs, Grilled Salmon, Chicken Livers, Macaroni & Cheese, Mashed Potatoes, Sweet Potato Casserole, Broccoli Casserole, Chicken & Noodles, Stuffing, Assorted Vegetables, Homemade Dinner Rolls, Vegetable Soup, Turkey Noodle Soup, Super Salad Bar and a variety of pies and desserts. Call 740-385-1000 for more information; COST: Adults $15.99; Kids -7-10 $4.99; under 3 Free. Drinks are included.

Traditional Easter Buffet at Lee's Banquet Haus

Lee's Banquet Haus, 580 Radio Lane, Logan, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

All-You-Can-Eat buffet includes broasted chicken, roast beef, roast turkey, carved pit ham, whipped potatoes, scalloped potatoes, vegetables, salads, rolls and full assortment of desserts. Call 740-385-2087 for more information and to make reservations; COST: $15.95 adults/$5.95 ages 3-10/under 3 free.

Easter Brunch at Shaw's

Shaw's Restaurant & Inn, 123 North Broad Street, Lancaster, 11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

A special menu featuring all your spring and Easter favorites. Visit for the complete menu. Call 800-654-2477 for more information; COST: Menu prices.


Genealogy Help at the Library

Logan-Hocking County District Library, 230 E. Main St., Logan, 6 - 7 p.m.

Need help finding your family?A staff member will be on hand the last Thursday of each month to help with all your ancestry needs. Call 740-385-2348 for more information; FREE.



Lucinda Williams Concert

Stuart's Opera House, 52 Public Square, Nelsonville, 7:30 p.m.

Stuart's is excited to welcome the legendary Lucinda Williams back to our historic stage for an evening of music backed by her band Buick 6. Williams has been maneuvering down a path all her own for more than three decades now, emerging from Lake Charles, Louisiana, where her iconoclastic upbringing helped her forge the stunning Lucinda Williams (aka, the Rough Trade album). Call 740-753-1924 for more information; COST: $45 - $65.


Sheepshearing at Slate Run Metro Park

Farm Barn at Slate Run Metro Park, 1375 State Route 674 North, Canal Winchester, 1 - 3 p.m.

Watch the farmers shear sheep with hand-cranked clippers, and maybe we will have some lambs to see too. All ages. Wheelchair accessible. Call 614-508-8111 for more information; FREE.

LMSdr Fundraising Concert

Logan High School, 14470 State Route 328, Logan, 6:30 p.m.

Logan High School students have formed a band "Junk It" to perform a variety of songs, focusing on rock 'n' roll fropm the 1960s on. All proceeds will be donated to the Leiomyosarcoma Direct Research Foundation, a charity that gives grants to research studying and trying to cure this disease. Tickets will be at the door and extra donations will be greatly appreciated. Call 740-385-2069 for more information; COST: $5.

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 information, call 740-593-6763 or visit

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.

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 - 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.

WEDNESDAYS THROUGH SATURDAYS through March 31 - The Seedlings Art Exhibit; Artists from the Logan-Hocking 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 - "Toys and Collectibles Exhibit". A collection of toy motorcycles from the past 50 years, "possibly the greatest collection of motorcycle sidecar toys known to man".Also on display a collection of Indian motorcycles including a 1928 Indian CLS213R. Open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. seven days a week. AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame, 13515 Yarmouth Drive, Pickerington, Call 614-856-2222 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.