Upcoming Events In Hocking Hills

Hocking Hills Events

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5
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 www.logantowncenter.com for more information; FREE.

Owl Prowl at Lake Hope State Park
Lake Hope State Park, 27331 St. Rt. 278, McArthur, 5 p.m.

Join the Raccoon Creek Partnership for a winter Owl Prowl at the Lake Hope Dining Lodge. Start the evening with hot chocolate and marshmallows by the campfire from 5-6, then settle in for the program Hocking Hills State Park Naturalist Pat Quackenbush. We will go for an evening walk and try to call in our region’s most stealthy predator, the owl! Be sure to dress for the weather. (Please, no pets at the owl prowl.) Call 740-596-3030 for more information; FREE.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 6

Cedar Falls Stroll
Cedar Falls, Hocking Hills State Park, State Route 374, 10 a.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

Girls Night In
Scenic Hills Senior Center, 187 S. Spring Street, Logan, 5 – 8 p.m.

Bring your girlfriends, daughters, friends & neighbors and join the fun. Refreshments, gift raffles and one-night-only sales by various Vendors! $5 entry fee includes five raffle tickets & snack buffet. This event is sponsored by Scenic Hills Senior Center, Hocking Valley Community Hospital, and Baymont Inn of Logan. Snack buffet provided by Hocking Valley Community Hospital. All proceeds benefit Hocking Valley Community Hospital and Scenic Hills Senior Center. Call 740-385-6581 for more information; COST: $5.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 7

Comfort Food Cruise
10 area restaurants, Logan, Laurelville and Nelsonville, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Ten different restaurants, each featuring a different comfort food all for just $15 per ticket. Best of all, $5 of every ticket goes directly to local food banks. You get to enjoy great comfort foods while cruising the beautiful Hocking Hills and bringing much needed comfort to others. No need to worry about any guilt for indulging in all those comforting dishes. There are lots of places to take a hike, enjoy the stunning winter scenery and work up an appetite for your next stop on the cruise. Call 740-385-2750 for more information; COST: $15.

Hocking Hills Artists and Craftsmen Marketplace
Hocking Hills Dining Lodge, 20020 State Route 664 South. Logan, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Hocking Hills Artists and Craftsmen Association are at it again. The Holiday Store at the dining lodge at Old Man’s Cave was such a huge success they are now opening “Hocking Hills Artists and Craftsmen Marketplace” at the dining lodge for select weekends. Call 740-707-0246 for more information; FREE.

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.

Children’s Education: Animal Courtship and Mating Rituals!
Wayne National Forest, 13700 U.S. Highway 33, Nelsonville, 10 a.m.

Explore the amazing world of animal courtship at the Wayne National Forest Headquarters located on US Hwy 33 between Nelsonville and The Plains. Learn all about how certain animals attract mates and pair up for their mating season! Bird songs and bird dances will be the highlight of the program! We will have a bird mask craft for everyone to make, then we will discuss different songs, flight patterns, and “dances” bird use to attract mates. There will be a bird-mating game that will be fun and exciting 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 10 a.m. If seats fill up quickly, we may have an additional session at noon. Space is limited to 15 seats per session. Call 740-753-0101 for more information or to reserve a seat; FREE.

Hocking’s Wildlife at the Cabin
Naturalist Cabin, Hocking Hills State Park, St. Rt. 664 S, Logan, 2 p.m.

As you pass by on your hike today stop by the Naturalist Cabin, located at the Naturalist Cabin, to explore and take a closer look at some of our native residents. Naturalist will be available for discussion and to answer questions. Call 740-385-6841 for more information; FREE

Doodle Bugs Art Show
The Bowen House, 196 Market St., Logan, 2 – 5 p.m.

The Bowen House presents art work from some of the youngest and most talented artists in Hocking County! Doodle Bug is a free art club for newborns, infants, toddlers and their parents to bond together while discovering sensory and socialization skills. It is a Hocking County Early Childhood Program – Help Me Grow & Early Intervention. Call 740-380-1315 for more information; FREE.

Monthly Soup Supper at Scenic Hills Senior Center
Scenic Hills Senior Center; 187 South Spring St., Logan, 4 – 6:30 p.m.

This month’s menu features ham & bean soup and cornbread with a chicken salad sandwich. Dessert, coffee and tea are also included. Call 740-385-6581 for more information; COST: $6 suggested donation.

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.

“Hearts on Fire”
Ohio Glass Museum, 124 W. Main St., Lancaster, 5 – 8 p.m.

Join us for an evening by the fire! You and your partner will be creating a glass heart paperweight together in our glassblowing studio. Enjoy light refreshments and browse through our current exhibit in the Gallery after you finish your hot glass studio experience. Call 740-687-0101 for more information and to make reservations; COST: $55 members / $65 non-members.

Appalachian Ohio Storytelling
Hocking Hills Dining Lodge, 20020 State Route 664 South, Logan, 5:30 p.m.

End your Comfort Food Cruise with a bit of local lore and heritage as told by members of the Appalachian Ohio Storytelling Project. The show is open to everyone. Call 740-380-0400 for more information; FREE.

Dance Party with No BS! Brass Band
Stuart’s Opera House, 52 Public Square, Nelsonville, 8 p.m.

We’re throwing a backstage dance party with Richmond’s No BS! Brass Band! These guys played the Nelsonville Music Festival in 2014 and blew the crowd away, Don’t miss this chance to see them backstage at Stuart’s for a unique show. Hailing from Richmond, VA, the horn-driven, 10-piece No BS Brass unleash a thrilling blast of New Orleans-inspired, fun- fueled, rock-anchored, jazz-tinged, Kung Fu sound. No BS! Brass has quickly become an epicenter of heart-pounding energy and uncontrollable dancing. Call 740-753-1924 for more information; COST: $12 in advance, $15 at the door.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 8

Comfort Food Cruise
10 area restaurants, Logan, Laurelville and Nelsonville, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Ten different restaurants, each featuring a different comfort food all for just $15 per ticket. Best of all, $5 of every ticket goes directly to local food banks. You get to enjoy great comfort foods while cruising the beautiful Hocking Hills and bringing much needed comfort to others. No need to worry about any guilt for indulging in all those comforting dishes. There are lots of places to take a hike, enjoy the stunning winter scenery and work up an appetite for your next stop on the cruise. Call 740-385-2750 for more information; COST: $15.

Hocking Hills Artists and Craftsmen Marketplace
Hocking Hills Dining Lodge, 20020 State Route 664 South. Logan, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Hocking Hills Artists and Craftsmen Association are at it again. The Holiday Store at the dining lodge at Old Man’s Cave was such a huge success they are now opening “Hocking Hills Artists and Craftsmen Marketplace” at the dining lodge for select weekends. Call 740-707-0246 for more information; FREE.

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.

Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out with The Hart Brothers
Stuart’s Opera House, 52 Public Square, Nelsonville, 3 p.m.

It is another great Sunday bluegrass matinee with Russell Moore and IIIrd Tyme Out and Athens County’s own The Hart Brothers! “Playing music is the easy part,” says Russell Moore with an ever-so-slightly rueful laugh as he looks back on more than thirty years of doing what he grew up wanting to do. Seats are reserved, so we suggest buying tickets in advance. Call 740-753-1924 for more information or to make reservations. COST: $20-$30.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 9

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, FEBRUARY 10

Photography Group
The Bowen House, 196 North Market Street, Logan 7 – 8:30 p.m.

Hocking photography enthusiasts welcome visitors to join them for inspiration, encouragement & some shop talk under the mentorship of noted photographer, Dennis Savage. Call 740-385-0344 for more information; FREE.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12

Yarn Lovers Unite
Logan-Hocking County Library, 230 E. Main Street, Logan, 1 p.m.

The Library will host this program every second Thursday of the month. 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. Call 740-385-2348 for more information; FREE.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13

Mystery Dinner Theatre
The Lodge in Lancaster, 129 E. Main St., Lancaster, 7 – 9:30 p.m.

Join Destination Downtown Lancaster for this fund-raising event. A comedy mystery show where you become the detective and solve the crime! As the show unfolds, you will enjoy a four-course meal. Call 740-653-8251 for more information; COST: $40 per person / $75 per couple.

Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Stuart’s Opera House, 52 Public Square, Nelsonville, 7:30 p.m.

Stuart’s is excited to welcome South African music legends Ladysmith Black Mambazo to Nelsonville! In 2014, Ladysmith Black Mambazo celebrates over fifty years of joyous and uplifting music. Within their singing are the intricate rhythms and harmonies of their native South African musical traditions. In those fifty plus years, the a cappella vocal group has created a musical and spiritual message that has touched a worldwide audience. Their singing efforts have garnered praise and accolades from a wide body of people, organizations and countries including Grammy awards and nominations for both Academy and Tony Awards. Call 740-753-1924 for more information or to order tickets; COST: $25-$45.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 14

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

Hocking Hills Artists and Craftsmen Marketplace
Hocking Hills Dining Lodge, 20020 State Route 664 South. Logan, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Hocking Hills Artists and Craftsmen Association are at it again. The Holiday Store at the dining lodge at Old Man’s Cave was such a huge success they are now opening “Hocking Hills Artists and Craftsmen Marketplace” at the dining lodge for select weekends. Call 740-707-0246 for more information; FREE.

ABC Players present Love Letters
Stuart’s Opera House, 52 Public Square, Nelsonville, 7:30 p.m.

An afternoon of romance presented by ABC Players! On Valentine’s Day, ABC Players is performing an intimate staged reading of Love Letters by A.R. Gurney, featuring Ruth Borovicka and Jim Parsons. Directed by Karen M. Chan. Champagne, chocolate, romantic music and everything nice starting at 1 p.m. in the Opera House. All proceeds support the Opera House. Call 740-753-1924 for more information; COST: $30 per person/$50 per couple.

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.

Fifth Annual Valentine’s Chocolate Choo Choo
Hocking Valley Scenic Railway Depot, 33 E. Canal St., Nelsonville, 4:30 p.m.

Join us for the Fifth Annual Valentine’s Chocolate Choo Choo aboard the Hocking Valley Scenic Railway! Social hour with appetizers begins at 4:30 pm at the Hocking Valley Scenic Railway. Call 740-707-1585 for more information and to make reservations; COST: $45.

Sweethearts Hike at Ash Cave
Ash Cave Parking Area, Hocking Hills State Park, St. Rt. 56, Logan, 5 – 7 p.m.

Take your sweetheart on a romantic stroll to Ash Cave in the soft light of dusk. Afterward, enjoy a cozy fire and refreshments. Meet at the Ash Cave parking area. Call 740-385-6841 for more information; FREE.

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.

Valentines’s Day Dance
Scenic Hills Senior Center, 187 S. Spring St., Logan, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Come and enjoy a night of fun and laughter at the Senior Center with friendly people and the music of DJ Chuck Anthony “Child of the 60’s.” Bring a snack to share. Open to ages 50 and older – the public is invited! Call 740-385-6581 for more information; FREE.

Mystery Dinner Theatre
The Lodge in Lancaster, 129 E. Main St., Lancaster, 7 – 9:30 p.m.

Join Destination Downtown Lancaster for this fund-raising event. A comedy mystery show where you become the detective and solve the crime! As the show unfolds, you will enjoy a four-course meal. Call 740-653-8251 for more information; COST: $40 per person / $75 per couple.


SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 15

Hocking Hills Artists and Craftsmen Marketplace
Hocking Hills Dining Lodge, 20020 State Route 664 South. Logan, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Hocking Hills Artists and Craftsmen Association are at it again. The Holiday Store at the dining lodge at Old Man’s Cave was such a huge success they are now opening “Hocking Hills Artists and Craftsmen Marketplace” at the dining lodge for select weekends. Call 740-707-0246 for more information; FREE.

It Gets Better – The Stories, The Songs
Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium, Ohio University, Athens, 7:30 p.m.

No matter how difficult things may seem, it gets better. In 2010, a single video posted on the internet to offer hope to young people struggling with their sexuality inspired a world-wide sensation. Now a live performance sharing the message of hope, It Gets Better is infused with the dynamic musical energy of The Gay Mens Chorus of Los Angeles and the internationally-recognized branding of the It Gets Better Project. It Gets Better provides a performing arts response to the difficult issue of bullying, one of the most challenging issues among today’s young adults and adolescents. It Gets Better is upbeat, exciting, and funny with a narrative that includes moments of pain and pathos. By tackling broader issues of tolerance and diversity, the work reminds us all that it does, indeed, get better. Call 740-593-1762 for more information; COST: $12-20.