Upcoming Events In Hocking Hills




Watercolor 101

Decorative Arts Center of Ohio, 145 East Main Street, Lancaster, 10 a.m. – 12 noon

Using the current exhibition (Design Your Own Dream Room Diorama by Lisa Schorr) as inspiration for design, students will create a 3-D version of their dream room. Will it have a swimming pool or an air hockey table? How about a secret passage or a time-traveling tardis? You are the designer so it’s all up to you! Call 740-681-1423 for more information; COST: $12 members / $15 non members


Sweet Wines Wine Tasting

Shaw’s Restaurant, 123 N Broad St, Lancaster, 6 – 7 p.m.

Sample four sweet red and white wines selected by your hosts. This is a great opportunity to taste before you buy and to be aware of exceptional wine values in today’s market. Wines are available for purchase by the case or bottle at Ohio Minimum Retail. Call 740-654-1842 for more information; COST: $10.


Woodcock Watch

Conkle’s Hollow Picnic Area, Hocking Hills State Park, State Route 374 & Big Pine Rd., Rockbridge, 7:30 p.m.

The American Woodcock has one of the most elaborate courtship rituals of many of Ohio’s avian friends and is one of the most intriguing to observe. Join the naturalist at the picnic area at Conkle’s Hollow on the eve of the first day of spring to try to catch them in action. Bring along a pair of binoculars and remember that this bird is weather-dependent, and won’t perform in bad weather, so keep your fingers crossed for clear skies. For more information, call 740-385-6841; FREE.





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


Fish Fry sponsored by the Knights of Columbus

St. John Catholic Church, 351 N. Market Street, Logan, 4 – 7 p.m.

Knights of Columbus, St. James Council #2299 hosts the event every Friday during Lent at the St. John Catholic Church in Logan. Enjoy all-you-can-eat fried or baked fish, a variety of side dishes, dessert and drinks for just $8. Eat with us in the parish center or take a plate to go. Proceeds benefit the KofC scholarship fund, families in need, the Cairos organization and funeral dinners. Enter the social hall, located on the North Street side of the church. Call 740-385-2549 for more information; COST: Adults $8, Students $6, Family with kids under 18 $25.


Final Fridays on the Square

Public Square, Nelsonville, 5:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Each gallery, shop & eatery will offer musical delights: jazz, blues, even karaoke! Artists will show new work that will surprise and delight audiences. Warm studios will greet you with fabulous fare! Join Natural & Historical Interpretation students from Hocking College for a tour around the Historic Square. Meet at the Arch at 5:30. Call 740-753-1011 for more information; FREE.


Find Your Roots Opening Night

Starbrick Gallery, 21 West Columbus Street, Nelsonville, 5:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Celebrate opening night as part of Final Friday on the Nelsonville Square. Four fabulous woodworkers exhibit the vast variety of artistic expression in wood — furniture, bowls, jewelry and more. Exhibit goes through April 20 in the gallery’s regular hours. Call 740-753-1011 for more information; FREE.


Opening Night at Majestic Galleries

Majestic Galleries, 20 Public Square, Nelsonville, 5:30 – 9 :30 p.m.

Majestic Galleries presents Aaron Smith’s graduate thesis painting exhibition in the main gallery and Atmospheres by Jessica Held in the front gallery. Gallery hours are Friday – Sunday. 1-6pm. Extended hours until 9:30 p.m. during Nelsonville Final Fridays. Call 740-331-4505 for more information; FREE.




Tree Planting with the Wayne National Forest

Wayne National Forest, Decatur, 9:30 a.m. – 12 noon

The Wayne National Forest Ironton Ranger District is recruiting volunteers to assist in a tree planting project in Lawrence County’s Decatur Township. Volunteers will work alongside U.S. Forest Service employees to plant 5000 oak seedlings. The planting effort is part of the Wayne National Forest’s oak-hickory restoration efforts, under the 2006 Land and Resource Management Plan. Volunteers are asked to meet at the Telegraph ATV trailhead at 9 a.m. The trailhead is located eight miles south of Oak Hill off State Route 93. At 9:30 a.m., volunteers will depart to the tree planting site.


Pre-register by contacting one of the coordinators Chad Fitton (740-534-6536) or Zac Allen (740-534-6529/zallen@fs.fed.us). Participants are asked to wear field going pants and shirts, sturdy boots and bring their lunch and a refillable water bottle. Water, hard hats and gloves will be provided.


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.


Saturday Studio

Decorative Arts Center of Ohio, 145 East Main Street, Lancaster, 10 a.m. – 12 noon

Join watercolorist Lisa Schorr to learn how to create one of a kind prints using watercolor. Monoprints are a unique type of printmaking that is known as the painterly method of printing. Call 740-681-1423 for more information; COST: $12 members / $15 non-members.


Fourth Annual Local Marbles Tournament Training Sessions

Ohio Glass Museum, 124 W. Main St, Lancaster, 10 a.m.

Get ready for the Fourth Annual Local Marbles Tournament with training sessions, on Saturdays in March and April. The tournament is May 9. We follow the National Marbles Tournament Rules for 2015. Participants must be 7-14 years of age on June 10 to be eligible to compete in the National Marbles Tournament, June 22-25 in Wildwood, N.J. Contact Bill Eckman at 740-653-3041 for more information; FREE.


Relay For Life Bake Sale & Easter Egg Grab

Worthington Park Gazebo, Logan, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Choose from a variety of baked goods including buckeyes, chocolate and peanut butter fudge as well as other cookies. Easter egg grab is a large box filled with plastic Easter eggs that will contain candy, trinkets, gift cards and several other wonderful prizes. A donation of $1.00 to the Fight for All team lets you choose an egg from the box. Call 740-385-0450 for more information.


Vernal Pool Hike at Trimble Community Forest – AOA

Trimble Community Forest, Glouster, 1 p.m.

Join us as we ramble through AOA’s 1,200-acre Trimble Community Forest and learn about vernal pools. Located near the community of Glouster, this large preserve is part of the 6,700-acre ODNR’s Wallace H. O’Dowd Wildlife Area that lies in Athens and Hocking Counties. This event will focus on the various early spring time frogs, salamanders, and other creatures that depend on the many vernal pool habitats in the forest. It is not too strenuous and excellent for kids who love to help seine the pools and examine the inhabitants scooped up. FREE.


Easter Egg Hunt

Nature Center, Lake Hope State Park, State Route 278, McArthur, 1 – 3 p.m.

Kids can search for prize-filled eggs and families can participate in “egg”-citing games at our 12th Annual Easter Egg Hunt at the Nature Center. Call 740-596-3030 for more information; FREE.


Cameras and Critters

Expedition Trail behind Park Naturalist Office, Hocking Hills State Park, State Route 664 South, Logan, 2 p.m.

Bring your camera and join the Naturalist on the Hock-Hocking Expedition Trail located behind the Park Naturalist Office for a chance to photograph some of our wilder residents “up close & personal.” Call 740-385-6841 for more information; FREE.


Opening Day – Seedlings Art Show

The Bowen House, 196 N. Market St., Logan, 2 – 5 p.m.

Annual art exhibit featuring Logan-Hocking Middle School students grades five through eight. Exhibition includes over 150 student creations including drawings, paintings, sculpture, printmaking, photography, and many other types of media. Call 740-385-0344 for more information; FREE.




An Easter Cantata: The Easter Story

First Presbyterian Church, 2 W. Hunter Street, Logan, 6:30 p.m.

A combined Community Chorus presents this cantata under the direction of Corby Leach with piano accompaniment by Tammy Tschudy, First Presbyterian Church Music Director and Pianist, respectively.

Concert is preceded by several selections by the First Presbyterian Church Chancel Bell Choir

Reception to follow. Call 740-385-2242 for more information; FREE.





Homeschool Wednesdays

145 East Main Street, Lancaster, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Working with the Lancaster Historic Commission we will be painting wood panels murals for downtown Lancaster. These will be painted in the studio and then installed downtown. Call 740-681-1423 for more information; COST: $4-6.


Wine’d up Wednesday

Shaw’s Restaurant and Inn, 123 North Broad Street, Lancaster, Lunch and Dinner

The first Wednesday of every month we are offering our house wines at state minimum retail. Come on in for a midweek date night. By the bottle, only at lunch and dinner; dine-in only. Call 740-654-1842 for more information.





Singing in the Hills

Logan High School Auditorium, 14470 State Route 328, Logan, 7 p.m.

The First Church of Christ presents “Singing in the Hills” hosted by Persuaded. Featuring Quartet singing by Triumphant, Tribute, and Soul’d Out Quartets. Advanced ticket sales or at the door. Tickets can also be purchased at Psalm 121 Discount Books & Gifts. Call 740-603-6562 or 740-409-1060 for more information; COST: $15 advanced/$20 at the door


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.





Get ready for the Fourth Annual Local Marbles Tournament with training sessions, on Saturdays in March and April. The tournament is May 9. We follow the National Marbles Tournament Rules for 2015. Participants must be 7-14 years of age on June 10 to be eligible to compete in the National Marbles Tournament, June 22-25 in Wildwood, N.J. Contact Bill Eckman at 740-653-3041 for more information; FREE.


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 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: $11.00.


Scenic Hills Monthly Dinner

Scenic Hills Senior Center, 187 South Spring St., Logan, 4 – 6:30 p.m.

Join us for the monthly dinner. This month’s menu includes turkey & dressing, green beans, cole slaw, roll, dessert, and coffee. Call 740-385-6581 for more information; COST: $6 suggested donation


Easter Bunny Train and Egg Hunt

Hocking Valley Scenic Railway, 33 W. Canal Street, Nelsonville, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. departures

Each train travels past Haydenville, before returning to Nelsonville. Along the way back, the train will stop at the Easter Bunny’s secret hiding place where the egg hunt will be. Areas for different age groups are established. Inside the eggs will be prizes and candy to be picked up at the prize tent. After all of the activities are complete we will re-board the train for the remainder of the trip back to the Nelsonville depot. All children’s prices are the same. To properly plan per age group we ask you to let us know the children’s age group. Call 740-753-9531 or 800-967-7834 for more information; COST: $10/child, $17/adult.


Full Moon Paddle – Strouds Run State Park

Boat Launch at Strouds Run State Park, Athens, Dusk

Enjoy a peaceful evening on the water, watch the sun set and the moon rise across the water as the stars sparkle above you. No experience needed. All equipment, instructions, and refreshments are provided. Reservations are required. COST: $45 or $30 if you provide your own kayak. Call 740-591-9094 to make a reservation or for more information.

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