Upcoming Events In Hocking Hills

Hocking Hills Events

FRIDAY, APRIL 22
 
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.
 
Blue Shoe Arts Open Studio
Art & Clay on Main, 150 W Main St., Lancaster, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Join us a different art experience each Friday. Blue Shoe Arts’ open studio offers you time to explore and create with the medium of the day. Visit us on Facebook at Blue Shoe Arts to find out what we’ll be exploring next! Call 740-653-1755 for more information; COST: $10.
 
Logan Town Center Pie Auction
Scenic Hills Senior Center, 187 S. Spring Street, Logan, 4 – 6:30 p.m.
A Bicentennial Celebration Event, this fundraiser for the Logan Town Center will feature dinner followed by a pie auction. The menu includes a choice of chicken or beef noodles, mashed potatoes, green beans, cole slaw, roll, beverage & scoop of ice cream. Pie auction starts promptly at 6:30. Call 740-385-6581 for more information; Suggested donation: $8.
 
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 Peter Conrad. Bring your own appetizers or food, call for a pizza delivery or just enjoy the music. Call 740- 385-7117 for more information; FREE.
 
Earth Ball
The Eclipse Company Store, 11309 Jackson Drive, The Plains, 6 – 10 p.m.
Dance with us at Earth Ball, a Rural Action event, featuring DJ Barticus and Bright at Night. Dance, eat, drink, see friends, bid at our silent auction and be part of a community that cares about the earth on Earth Day! Call 740-677-4047 for more information; COST: $10 members, $15 non members.
 
Murder Mystery Dinner: The Hiney Awards
Rockside Winery & Vineyards, 2363 Lancaster Newark Rd NE, Lancaster, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
At Rockside Winery we make the wine, but we don’t solve the mysteries. That is YOUR job! Once again, someone has been “Whacked at the Winery,” and the culprit is right here among us. Join us for an evening of fun, food, music, and mayhem. Dinner includes entree, sides, a bottle of wine per couple or 2 glasses per person and gourmet dessert.
 
Mystery provided by the notorious Leonard Mystery Players. In this edition, we’re rolling out Red’s carpet for the most celebrated evening of the year, the presentation of this year’s Hiney Awards. The Motion Picture Association has shunned them, and the Actors Guild is embarrassed by them, but tonight they will receive their just desserts. Actors, directors, writers, and gaffers from the year’s most forgettable movies will all be on hand to vie for the most coveted award of them all, The Hiney. Find out what movies are to die for at this year’s awards.”
 
Call 740-687-4414 for more information and to make a required reservation; COST: $48.
 
 
SATURDAY, APRIL 23
 
Birds in the Hills Festival
Camp Oty’okwa, 24799 Purcell Rd., South Bloomingville, all day
Camp Oty’okwa and Rural Action will be hosting this two-day festival with activities for adults, families, and specifically for children. We welcome anyone and everyone with an interest in birds, especially those who have never picked up a pair of binoculars. Birds in the Hills Festival will feature field trips to Lake Hope State Park, Clear Creek Metro Park, Crane Hollow Preserve and a Wayne National Forest wetland. We will also have naturalist-led hikes at Camp Oty’Okwa through hemlock forests that serve as a breeding ground for the black-throated green warbler and other forest-dependent songbirds. Participants can expect to see and hear up to 20 species of warblers, including the cerulean warbler, scarlet tanagers, yellow-billed cuckoos, and a plethora of other migratory songbirds. Festival attendees will also have the opportunity to build bird feeders, bird houses, and to take home bird-friendly plants to improve habitat at your home for birds.
 
Call 740-776-2225 for more information and to make a reservation; COST: $10 with 12 and under free.
 
Run for Shelter 5K Run/Walk for Inspire Shelter
Dairy Queen, 31640 Chieftain Drive, Logan, 8 a.m. registration
Residents of Hocking County come together annually to support the homeless by participating in the Inspire race to benefit the Hocking Hills Inspire Shelter. Sign-up to participate in our 5K run/walk. Registration begins at 8 with the race at 9. The route starts and ends at Logan Dairy Queen. All proceeds support The Hocking Hills Inspire Shelter. Cinch bag given to first 100 registrants. Awards will be presented to top three male and female in each age group. Email terrie45@frontier.com or call 740-385-2009 for more information; COST: $20.
 
Wildflowers and Waterfalls Hike
Ash Cave Parking Lot, Hocking Hills State Park, State Route 56, 10 a.m.
Observe nature’s carpet of wildflowers and sparkling waterfalls in the beautiful Hocking Hills. Meet at the Ash Cave parking lot for this annual event. Call 740-385-6841 for more information; FREE.
 
Annual Wildflower Walk at Lake Hope
Lake Hope Nature Center, McArthur, 11 a.m.
Meet at the Lake Hope Nature Center, then caravan to a variety of wildflower hotspots throughout the park. Call 740-596-3030 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 Chris Bare. 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.
 
The Wizard of OZ
Logan High School, State Route 328, Logan, 7 p.m.
The Hocking County Children’s Chorus presents the musical, The Wizard of Oz. Call 740-385-8764 for more information; COST: $5.
 
 
SUNDAY, APRIL 24
 
Birds in the Hills Festival
Camp Oty’okwa, 24799 Purcell Rd., South Bloomingville, all day
Camp Oty’okwa and Rural Action will be hosting this two-day festival with activities for adults, families, and specifically for children. We welcome anyone and everyone with an interest in birds, especially those who have never picked up a pair of binoculars. Birds in the Hills Festival will feature field trips to Lake Hope State Park, Clear Creek Metro Park, Crane Hollow Preserve and a Wayne National Forest wetland. We will also have naturalist-led hikes at Camp Oty’Okwa through hemlock forests that serve as a breeding ground for the black-throated green warbler and other forest-dependent songbirds. Participants can expect to see and hear up to 20 species of warblers, including the cerulean warbler, scarlet tanagers, yellow-billed cuckoos, and a plethora of other migratory songbirds. Festival attendees will also have the opportunity to build bird feeders, bird houses, and to take home bird-friendly plants to improve habitat at your home for birds.
 
Call 740-776-2225 for more information and to make a reservation; COST: $10 with 12 and under free.
 
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.
 
Wine & Canvas
The Hocking Hills Winery, 30402 Freeman Rd., Logan, 2 – 5 p.m.
A little nervous to paint? Don’t be! No talent or experience is necessary. Our talented instructors will guide you step-by-step! You will be amazed at your very own work of ART! Relax, have a glass of wine and paint. Register at wineandcanvas.com, choose the Zanesville location and key in this coupon code: ZNV5. All supplies will be waiting for you at Hocking Hills Winery. Call 740- 385-7117 for more information; COST: $35 with code ZNV5.
 
The Wizard of OZ
Logan High School, State Route 328, Logan, 3 p.m.
The Hocking County Children’s Chorus presents the musical, The Wizard of Oz. Call 740-385-8764 for more information; COST: $5.
 
 
MONDAY, APRIL 25
 
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.
 
 
FRIDAY, APRIL 29
 
Blue Shoe Arts Open Studio
Art & Clay on Main, 150 W Main St., Lancaster, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Join us a different art experience each Friday. Blue Shoe Arts’ open studio offers you time to explore and create with the medium of the day. Visit us on Facebook at Blue Shoe Arts to find out what we’ll be exploring next! Call 740-653-1755 for more information; COST: $10.
 
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.
 
Monthly Senior Dinner Carry-in
Scenic Hills Senior Center, 187 South Spring St., Logan, 5 p.m.
Join other seniors for a potluck dinner and entertainment. Call Richard Guess at 740-385-1455 for more information; FREE.
 
Final Friday: Focus on History
Public Square, Nelsonville, 5:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Final Friday, a community art event, takes place in the Historic Square Arts District in Nelsonville on the last Friday of every month (except December). This month’s theme is history, featuring our unique stories, re-enactments and walking tours. Call 740-753-1011 for more information; FREE.
 
Starbrick Gardens Opening Night
Starbrick Gallery, 21 West Columbus Street, Nelsonville, 5:30 – 9:30 p.m.
The artists of Starbrick Gallery offer an exhibit and sale of garden-themed art work. Dress up your garden with delightful art for the yard or your walls. Call 740-753-1011 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. Adam & Dawn Graham perform. 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 Todd Graham. Bring your own appetizers or food, call for a pizza delivery or just enjoy the music. Call 740- 385-7117 for more information; FREE.
 
Historic Lantern Tour of Ash Cave
Ash Cave at Hocking Hills State Park, State Route 56 near 374, Logan, 8 p.m.
The mystery of Ash Cave is special as far back as the last Ice Age and beyond. Join the naturalist in the parking lot area to explore Ash Cave by lantern light and learn about this special history first hand. We supply the lights; you supply the imagination. Please, no pets at the lantern tour. Call 740-385-6841; FREE.
 
 
SATURDAY, APRIL 30
 
Ridgetops & Hollers
Ash Cave parking lot, Hocking Hills State Park, State Route 56, Logan, 10 a.m.
Ever wonder about the difference between a ridgetop and a ‘holler’?  Join the naturalist at the Ash Cave parking area to find out. Call 740-385-6841 for more information, FREE.
 
Simply Sauce and Gravy Cooking Class with Chef Clarence “Chuck” Steadman
The Inn at Hocking College, 15770 State Route 691, Nelsonville, 12 noon – 4 p.m.
Chef Steadman takes participants through the basics of sauce and gravy making, giving students the tools necessary to prepare amazing dishes using fresh farm to table ingredients sure to please even the most discerning of foodies! Classes are hands-on, fun and educational and everyone is welcome! Call 740-753-7132 for more information and to make a reservation; COST: $50.
$50 per person.
 
Reptile Rampage!
Naturalist Cabin, Hocking Hills State Park, 2 p.m.
What makes a reptile a reptile? What is cold-blooded? Who lives around here? For the answers to these and other questions, join the naturalist at the Naturalist Cabin located behind the Old Man’s Cave Visitor Center. 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 Annie Hawe. 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 Kevin Ashba. Bring your own appetizers or food, call for a pizza delivery or just enjoy the music. Call 740- 385-7117 for more information; FREE.
 
Lil’ Buds Exhibit
The Bowen House, 740 North Market St., Logan, 6:30 p.m.
An annual art event showcasing the work of elementary school students in the Logan-Hocking School District. The exhibit continues until May 14 during regular hours (Wednesdays to Saturdays, 2-5 p.m.).
Call 740-385-0344 for more information; FREE.