Upcoming Events In Hocking Hills

spring_events

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; 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. John Horne performs. Call 740-696-1323 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 T.J. George. Bring your own appetizers or food, call for a pizza delivery or just enjoy the music. Chef Mo will have her food truck on site as well. Call 740- 385-7117 for more information; FREE.
 
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, 10 a.m. – 5 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.
 
Wonders of Old Man’s Cave
Hocking Hills State Park, St. Rt. 664 S, Logan, 2 p.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.

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.
 
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. Cee Miller performs. Call 740-696-1323 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 Jeremy Gibson. Bring your own appetizers or food, call for a pizza delivery or just enjoy the music. Call 740- 385-7117 for more information; FREE.
 
 
MONDAY, APRIL 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.
 
 
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 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! Next year is Logan’s 2016 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, APRIL 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, APRIL 8
 
Chocolate Walk
Various locations in downtown Lancaster, 109 N. Broad St., Lancaster, 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Everything is coming up chocolate in downtown Lancaster! Stroll through beautiful downtown enjoying chocolate treats at over 30 locations. Get ready for an evening of decadent chocolate. This event features every kind of chocolate treats you can imagine. Call 740-277-6607 for more information and to make a reservation; COST: $15.
 
Logan High School Art Show Opening
The Bowen House, 196 N. Market Street, Logan, 6 p.m.
Opening night for the annual art exhibit featuring Logan High School students. Exhibit continues during regular hours (2-5 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday) through April 23 Call 740-385-0344 for more information; FREE.
 
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.
 
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 Reid Coleman. 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, APRIL 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
 
Eighth Annual AG DAYS
Hocking County Fairgrounds, 150 N. Homer Avenue, Logan, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
So much to see and do! Equipment exhibits, such as corn sheller, saw mill, threshing machine, hit and miss engines, and more. Demonstrations and food displays. Food served by 4-H Club; Hocking County COSI exhibit for kids includes cow milking, scavenger hunt and games, Kiddie Train rides, face painting and more. Entertainment: Persuaded Awaken at 3 p.m. on Saturday; Hocking Valley Blue Grass Boys at Noon on both Saturday and Sunday. Sponsored by the Hocking County Farm Bureau.
 
Waterfalls & Wildflowers Photography Workshop
The Old Bears Den Center, 16961 Harble-Griffith Road, Logan, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Hands-on photography workshop that provides practical and usable knowledge in nature photography. Workshops are held in the Hocking Hills State Park areas. Slide program and handout information. Lunch is provided. 4 hour workshops by appointment. Call 740-380-2039 for more information; COST: $129.
 
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.
 
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 Evolution band. Outside food is allowed if you would prefer to bring your own picnic or order in pizza from one of the fantastic local pizzerias. Por’ketta Food Truck will be on site with slow roasted meat sandwiches, healthy salads and unique specials. 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 Steve Zarate. Bring your own appetizers or food, call for a pizza delivery or just enjoy the music. Call 740- 385-7117 for more information; FREE.
 
Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Company
Stuart’s Opera House, 52 Public Square, Nelsonville, 7 p.m.
Stuart’s welcomes the Upright Citizens Brigade’s Touring Company to Nelsonville! UCB Tour Co brings the best improv comedians from the legendary Upright Citizens Brigade Theatres in New York and Los Angeles to new audiences all around the country. The UCB Theatre – founded by Amy Poehler, Matt Besser, Ian Roberts and Matt Walsh – has been home to some of the biggest stars in comedy today. From TV shows like Broad City, Saturday Night Live, Silicon Valley, Veep, and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, to films such as Bridesmaids, The Hangover and The Heat, their performers are everywhere – not to mention the writing rooms of Key and Peele, the Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Inside Amy Schumer and many more. Call 740-753-1924 for more information and to purchase tickets; COST: $15 advance * $20 door | Students: $10 advance * $15 door.
 
 
SUNDAY, APRIL 10
 
Eighth Annual AG DAYS
Hocking County Fairgrounds, 150 N. Homer Avenue, Logan, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
So much to see and do! Equipment exhibits, such as corn sheller, saw mill, threshing machine, hit and miss engines, and more. Demonstrations and food displays. Food served by 4-H Club; Hocking County COSI exhibit for kids includes cow milking, scavenger hunt and games, Kiddie Train rides, face painting and more. Entertainment: Hocking Valley Blue Grass Boys at 12 noon. Sponsored by the Hocking County Farm Bureau.
 
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.
 
Explore the Mystery of Ohio Bigfoot
Camp Oty’Okwa, 24799 Purcell Rd., South Bloomingville, 4 – 7 p.m.
The Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization is coming to Camp Oty’Okwa along with some of our naturalist friends. Join us for an evening of fun, hands-on presentations while we explore the possibility of Bigfoot’s hiding out at Camp Oty’Okwa! Other presentations include “What’s Hiding in that Tree”, “Hang around with Bats” and “Hoot like an Owl”. Call 614-302-2866 for more information; COST: Donations graciously accepted for camper scholarships.