Upcoming Events In Hocking Hills

Hocking Hills Events

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 31
 
Hogmanay
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 shawsinn.com). 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 béchamel, 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.
 
 
FRIDAY, JANUARY 1
 
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.
 
SATURDAY, JANUARY 2
 
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.
 
 
MONDAY, JANUARY 4
 
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.
 
 
TUESDAY, JANUARY 5
 
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 logantheatregroup@gmail.com for more information; FREE.
 
 
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 6
 
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 kraymore@explorehockinghills.com; FREE.
 
 
THURSDAY, JANUARY 7
 
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.
 
 
FRIDAY, JANUARY 8
 
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.
 
 
SATURDAY, JANUARY 9
 
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 www.Logan200.com 
 
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.
 
 
SUNDAY, JANUARY 10
 
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.