THURSDAY, APRIL 23
Preservation of Ohio Canals Hocking County Historical Society
Hocking County Historical Society, 64 N. Culver St, Logan, 7 p.m.
This month’s Hocking County Historical Society speaker is the Director of the Appalachia Ohio Alliance Steve Fleegal, who will discuss the preservation of Ohio Canals. Arrive early to see museum exhibits. Call 740-385-6026 for more information; FREE.
FRIDAY, APRIL 24
Nelsonville Final Friday
Public Square, Nelsonville, 5:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Graduating art students, MFA thesis shows, outstanding high school art and students of all ages will display their work with the many professional artists who show their work in the galleries of the Nelsonville Historic Square Arts District. Call 740-753-1011 for more information; FREE.
Happiness Is…..The Children’s Art Show
Starbrick Gallery, 21 W. Columbus Street, Nelsonville, 5:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Opening night of Happiness is… The Children’s Art Show, an exhibit by area elementary & middle school artists, curated by their art teachers. A Must See! Also featuring local Athens high school regional finalists of the Governors Youth Art Show in the windows at Starbrick Gallery. This show continues until May 24 during regular hours. Call 740-753-1011 for more information; FREE.
SATURDAY, APRIL 25
Saturday Studio – Architecture
Decorative Arts Center, 145 East Main St., Lancaster, 10 a.m. – 12 noon
This day will focus on the architecture of downtown Lancaster. We will look at the buildings that surround us and discuss design and style. Students will draw, construct, design and explore all things architecture. Call 740-681-1423 for more information; COST: $12 members / $15 non-members
Fourth Annual Local Marbles Tournament Training Sessions
Ohio Glass Museum, 124 W. Main St, Lancaster, 10 a.m.
Get ready for the Fourth Annual Local Marbles Tournament with training sessions, on Saturdays in March and April. The tournament is May 9. We follow the National Marbles Tournament Rules for 2015. Participants must be 7-14 years of age on June 10 to be eligible to compete in the National Marbles Tournament, June 22-25 in Wildwood, N.J. Contact Bill Eckman at 740-653 for more information; FREE.
The Italian Job Cooking Class
Shaw’s Restaurant & Inn, 123 North Broad Street, Lancaster, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Join us while we master our hands-on cooking class featuring scampi bruschetta with lemon and chives, homemade linguine with spicy hazelnut basil pesto & goat cheese and chocolate amaretto cake. Limited to eight students and you must be 18 years or older. Call 740-654-1842 for more information; COST: $55.
Annual Wildflower Walk
Lake Hope Nature Center, Lake Hope State Park, McArthur, 11 a.m.
Meet at the Lake Hope Nature Center at 11 a.m. to join the caravan. We will visit a variety of wildflower hotspots throughout the park. Call 740-596-3030 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. Mudfork Blues perform. Call 740-696-1323 for more information; FREE.
SUNDAY, APRIL 26
Annual Hocking River Clean-Up
Hocking Hills Canoe Livery, 12789 State Route 664 South, Logan, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
It is not another household chore – the River Clean-Up is fun. Join your friends on the river to help preserve the Hocking’s natural beauty at this annual event. Everything is provided, from canoes to trash bags, Help Mother Earth while having fun on the water. Call 740-385-0523 or 800-634-6820 for more information; FREE.
19th Annual 5k Run/2k Walk for Hospice
Hocking County Fairgrounds, 100 North Homer Avenue, Logan, 2:15 p.m.
This annual event benefits Hospice of Hocking County and provides a great chance to get out & see some of our lovely countryside, rain or shine. We’ll be at the Hocking Co. Fairgrounds again this year. Memorial balloons will be released 15 minutes before the race. All preregistered entrants will receive a commemorative t-shirt. Deadline for pre-registration is April 17. Race-day registration takes place from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Dogs on leashes are welcome! Call 740-380-1186 for more information; COST: Day of race – $25; pre-registration – $20.
MONDAY, APRIL 27
Gospel Sing & Carry-In
Scenic Hills Senior Center, 187 S. Spring Street, Logan, 5 p.m.
Enjoy and evening of gospel music that you can sing along to. Bring a covered dish to share. Call 740-385-6581 for more information. FREE.
TUESDAY, APRIL 28
Downtown Lancaster, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. starts
Join the restaurants of downtown Lancaster for a progressive dinner as they showcase “Spring Fare”. A guided walking tour will take you to your dining destinations where you will enjoy one course of your dinner and experience the quality of restaurants in downtown. There are two different tours available with four stops in each. Each tour lasts two hours and begins at 5:30, 6:30 or 7:30 p.m. Call 740-277-6607 to make a reservation or for more information; COST: $55.
Movie Night at the Library
Logan-Hocking County District Library, 230 E. Main Street, Logan, 5 p.m.
Join us in the meeting room for Into the Woods. Movie and Snacks = Fun for Everyone. Call 740-385-2348 for more information; FREE.
THURSDAY, APRIL 30
Conkle’s Hollow parking area, Hocking Hills State Park, State Route 374 & Big Pine Road, Logan, 10 a.m.
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. Call 740-385-6841 for more information; FREE
FRIDAY, MAY 1
Dailey & Vincent
Stuart’s Opera House, 52 Public Square, Nelsonville, 7 p.m.
Stuart’s welcomes back Dailey & Vincent, one of the top Bluegrass bands in America to Nelsonville! From the very beginning of their partnership in late 2007, Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent quickly established themselves as fresh voices in their genre. They’ve been three-time IBMA Entertainer of the Year, three-time IBMA Vocal Group of the Year, 2-time Grammy nominee, and Dove Award Winners. Call 740-753-1924 to order tickets or for more information; COST: $23 – $40.
SATURDAY, MAY 2
44th Annual Pancake Feast
American Legion Post 78, 12845 State Route 664 S, Logan, 7 a.m – 1 p.m.
Enjoy an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast while supporting the work of the Logan Rotary Club. COST: $6 adults, $3 children 5-10, free for children under 5.
Tour de Forest
Stuart’s Opera House, Public Square, Nelsonville, 7 – 11 a.m.
10th Annual Little Cities Tour de Forest Benefit Bicycle Ride beginning and ending on Nelsonville’s Historic Public Square. Various routes take riders through the forested hills of southeastern Ohio on both level and challenging courses. Please note that helmets are required on this ride. Call 740-394-3011 for more information; COST: $25 (includes provided lunch & ride bandana).
Lancaster Handmade Market
Corner of Broad and Main Streets, Lancaster, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Join us under the trees on the first Saturday of the each month for our Handmade Market of locally made Arts & Crafts. We meet at the corner of Broad and Main in downtown Lancaster. Call 740-438-8897 for more information.
Humans and Wildlife – at the Wayne
Public Square, Nelsonville, 9:30 a.m.
The Wayne National Forest’s Wild Weekend Discovery Series is a great way to discover the positive and negative ways that humans affect wildlife. Learn all about how certain activities humans take part in shape the natural environment for the local flora and fauna! We will have a small lesson and discussion on wild animals and plants, mixed with a take-home craft for everyone!
Bring your children and enjoy this free fun-filled educational program that’s designed for preschool to 5th grade. This is a one-hour program that starts at 9:30 a.m. If the seats fill up quickly, we may have an additional session at noon. This activity will be outside, so it is weather dependent! Call 740-753-0101 for more information and to register; FREE.
Walleye World Cooking Class
Shaw’s Restaurant, 123 North Broad St., Lancaster, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Join us for this Hands on Cooking Class featuring walleye tempura bites with ponzu, hazelnut crusted walleye with rhubarb gastrique, southern sautéed walleye over creamy stone-ground grits with a red wine ham hock sauce. The class is limited to eight students and you must be 18 years or older. Call 800-654-2477 or 740-654-1842 for more information; COST: $55.
Legion Sons Monthly Steak Fry
American Legion Post 78, 12845 State Route 664 S, Logan, 4 – 7 p.m.
The Legion Sons of American Legion Post 78 put on this great steak fry on the first Saturday of each month. Come join us for a good meal, with the proceeds helping our community & supporting two Legion baseball teams. COST: $11/person Call 740-385-8811 for more information.
Live Music at Shade Winery
Shade Winery, 401 Gilkey Ridge Road, Shade, 2 – 4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.
Enjoy live music as you taste various local wines. Bill Rawlins will perform in the afternoon and Nick Dzuban takes the stage at night. It is OU’s Graduation Weekend and we will have a food truck all day! Enjoy our wines by the bottle, glass or just a taste. Call 740-696-1323 for more information; FREE.
SUNDAY, MAY 3
Clean Up at Trimble Community Forest with AOA
Rural Action Community Center, 19627 Walnut Street, Trimble, 1 p.m.
Rural Action’s Zero Waste Program will lead a clean-up on our Trimble Community Forest property to help beautify the site. For more information, visit www.appalachiaohioalliance.org; FREE.
Senior Chorus Spring Concert: “Rivers, Valleys and Mountains”
Scenic Hills Senior Center, 187 N. Spring Street, Logan, 2:30 p.m.
Enjoy the sweet harmonies of the Scenic Hills Senior Chorus on songs such as Ol’ Man River, Shenandoah, Lucky Old Sun, Deep River, Climb Every Mountain and many more. Group numbers, solos, and duets with a reception to follow. Call 740-385-6581 for more information; FREE