Upcoming Events In Hocking Hills

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THURSDAY, MARCH 24
Carrie Rodriguez at Stuart’s Opera House
Stuart’s Opera House, 52 Public Square, Nelsonville, 7:30 p.m.
SPECIAL BACKSTAGE SHOW! Carrie Rodriguez, a singer-songwriter from Austin, Texas, finds beauty in the cross-pollination of diverse traditions. A passionate performer, she effortlessly melds fiery fiddle playing, electrifying vocals and a fresh interpretation of new and classic songs with an “Ameri-Chicana” attitude. Her newest project, the upcoming Spanish/English album “Lola,” is both a return to her musical roots and something of a departure where she delivers her own twangy, Texas-bred twist on Mexican Ranchera songs, creating culturally blended music for a culturally blended world. Call 740-753-1924 for more information; COST: $12 – 15.
FRIDAY, MARCH 25
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.
SATURDAY, MARCH 26
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.

 

SUNDAY, MARCH 27
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 www.shawsinn.com for the complete menu. Call 800-654-2477 for more information; COST: Menu prices.
MONDAY, MARCH 28
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.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30
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.
THURSDAY, MARCH 31
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.
FRIDAY, APRIL 1
Dairy Barn Fest
Dairy Barn Arts Center, 8000 Dairy Lane, Athens, 3 – 8 p.m.
Regional artists and vendors selling handcrafted goods. Complimentary wine and hors d’oeurves served while you browse. Call 740-592-4981 for more information; FREE.
Wine, BBQ and Music w/ Bob’s Backyard Barbeque
Rockside Winery & Vineyards, 2363 Lancaster Newark Rd NE, Lancaster, 5 – 8 p.m.
You’ve worked hard this week. Now it’s time to WINE down at Rockside Winery & Vineyards. You deserve it! Come enjoy the best local wine, live local music and an assortment of amazing BBQ from Bob’s Backyard Barbeque, a Lancaster-based food truck with amazing smoked meats including brisket, pulled pork, chicken and specialty sandwiches. Visit www.bobsbackyardbarbeque.com for more information on Bob’s Backyard Barbeque and all of their fantastic offerings. Wine and BBQ are paid for separately. Cash or credit are accepted for both. Call 740-687-4414 for more information.
Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out at Stuart’s Opera House
Stuart’s Opera House, 52 Public Square, Nelsonville, 7 p.m.
Join us for two sets of award-winning bluegrass from one of the genre’s most traveled bands, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out! Since 1991, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out have managed to climb to the top not just once, but twice-winning a slew of IBMA vocal awards, including two Male Vocalist of the Year honors, in the mid and late 1990s, then persevering through rough times to see Moore recapturing the Male Vocalist trophy for the past three years. Call 740-753-1924 for more information; COST: $20 – $30.
SATURDAY, APRIL 2
Dairy Barn Fest
Dairy Barn Arts Center, 8000 Dairy Lane, Athens, 3 – 8 p.m.
Regional artists and vendors selling handcrafted goods. Complimentary wine and hors d’oeurves served while you browse. Call 740-592-4981 for more information; FREE.
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.