Upcoming Events In Hocking Hills

Hocking Hills Spring Eventa

THURSDAY, APRIL 30

Conkle’s Creep

Conkle’s Hollow parking area, Hocking Hills State Park, State Route 374 & Big Pine Road, Logan, 10 a.m.

Conkle’s Hollow state nature preserve is one of the most unique locations in the Hocking Hills. Join the naturalist in the parking area for a short hike to find out why. Call 740-385-6841 for more information; FREE

 

 

FRIDAY, MAY 1

 

First Friday

Downtown Lancaster, 5 – 9 p.m.

Join us in Downtown Lancaster on the first Friday of every month for activities and live music in participating businesses. May’s theme for specials and events is “Celebrate Mothers”. Call 740-277-6607 for more information; FREE.

 

Dailey & Vincent

Stuart’s Opera House, 52 Public Square, Nelsonville, 7 p.m.

Stuart’s welcomes back Dailey & Vincent, one of the top Bluegrass bands in America to Nelsonville! From the very beginning of their partnership in late 2007, Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent quickly established themselves as fresh voices in their genre. They’ve been three-time IBMA Entertainer of the Year, three-time IBMA Vocal Group of the Year, 2-time Grammy nominee, and Dove Award Winners. Call 740-753-1924 to order tickets or for more information; COST: $23 – $40.

 

SATURDAY, MAY 2

 Migratory Bird Hike

Boch Hollow Nature Preserve, 7211 Bremen Rd., Logan, 7 – 10 a.m.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Natural Areas and Preserves invites you to expand your life list and discover a new birding destination at Boch Hollow State Nature Preserve.  Katrina Schultes, wildlife biologist with the Wayne National Forest, will be our guide as we explore many different habitats and discover the diversity of birds within.  Birders of all skill levels and ages are encouraged to attend. Hike will start from the office. Be sure to remember binoculars and your favorite bird guidebook. Call 740-380-8918 for more information; FREE.

 

44th Annual Pancake Feast

American Legion Post 78, 12845 State Route 664 S, Logan, 7 a.m – 1 p.m.

Enjoy an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast while supporting the work of the Logan Rotary Club. COST: $6 adults, $3 children 5-10, free for children under 5.

 

Tour de Forest

Stuart’s Opera House, Public Square, Nelsonville, 7 – 11 a.m.

10th Annual Little Cities Tour de Forest Benefit Bicycle Ride beginning and ending on Nelsonville’s Historic Public Square.  Various routes take riders through the forested hills of southeastern Ohio on both level and challenging courses.  Please note that helmets are required on this ride. Call 740-394-3011 for more information; COST: $25 (includes provided lunch & ride bandana).

 

Lancaster Handmade Market

Corner of Broad and Main Streets, Lancaster, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Join us under the trees on the first Saturday of the each month for our Handmade Market of locally made Arts & Crafts. We meet at the corner of Broad and Main in downtown Lancaster. Call 740-438-8897 for more information.

 

Humans and Wildlife – at the Wayne

Public Square, Nelsonville, 9:30 a.m.

The Wayne National Forest’s Wild Weekend Discovery Series is a great way to discover the positive and negative ways that humans affect wildlife. Learn all about how certain activities humans take part in shape the natural environment for the local flora and fauna! We will have a small lesson and discussion on wild animals and plants, mixed with a take-home craft for everyone!

 

Bring your children and enjoy this free fun-filled educational program that’s designed for preschool to 5th grade. This is a one-hour program that starts at 9:30 a.m. If the seats fill up quickly, we may have an additional session at noon. This activity will be outside, so it is weather dependent! Call 740-753-0101 for more information and to register; FREE.

 

Walleye World Cooking Class

Shaw’s Restaurant, 123 North Broad St., Lancaster, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Join us for this Hands on Cooking Class featuring walleye tempura bites with ponzu, hazelnut crusted walleye with rhubarb gastrique, southern sautéed walleye over creamy stone-ground grits with a red wine ham hock sauce. The class is limited to eight students and you must be 18 years or older. Call 800-654-2477 or 740-654-1842 for more information; COST: $55.

 

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 first Saturday of each month. Come join us for a good meal, with the proceeds helping our community & supporting two Legion baseball teams. COST: $11/person Call 740-385-8811 for more information.

 

Live Music at Shade Winery

Shade Winery, 401 Gilkey Ridge Road, Shade, 2 – 4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.

Enjoy live music as you taste various local wines. Bill Rawlins will perform in the afternoon and Nick Dzuban takes the stage at night. It is OU’s Graduation Weekend and we will have a food truck all day! Enjoy our wines by the bottle, glass or just a taste. Call 740-696-1323 for more information; FREE.

 

Saturday Cinema

Bandstand, Downtown Lancaster (Broad & Main intersection), 8:30 p.m.

Saturday Cinema for 2015 starts with “The Big Hero 6”. Fun and free children’s activities will be available one hour before the movie begins. Movies begin at dusk. Bring your blankets, chairs and snacks. A space is reserved in the front for blanket only seating. This is a FREE community event. Snack and drink concessions will be available. The rain date for every Saturday Cinema will be the next day (Sunday) at 2 p.m. at the Fairfield County District Main Library, 3rd floor. Call 740-277-6607 for more information; FREE.

 

SUNDAY, MAY 3

 

Clean Up at Trimble Community Forest with AOA

Rural Action Community Center, 19627 Walnut Street, Trimble, 1 p.m.

Rural Action’s Zero Waste Program will lead a clean-up on our Trimble Community Forest property to help beautify the site. For more information, visit www.appalachiaohioalliance.org; FREE.

 

Senior Chorus Spring Concert: “Rivers, Valleys and Mountains”

Scenic Hills Senior Center, 187 N. Spring Street, Logan, 2:30 p.m.

Enjoy the sweet harmonies of the Scenic Hills Senior Chorus on songs such as Ol’ Man River, Shenandoah, Lucky Old Sun, Deep River, Climb Every Mountain and many more. Group numbers, solos, and duets with a reception to follow. Call 740-385-6581 for more information; FREE.

 

 

MONDAY, MAY 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, MAY 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.

 

 

THURSDAY, MAY 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.

 

Vinton County Wild Turkey Festival

Downtown McArthur 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Watch the downtown streets of McArthur come alive with food, music, and fun for the whole family. The festival includes great nightly entertainment on the sound stage, carnival rides and games, car show, quilt show, queen’s and baby contests. Call 800-596-4459 for more information; FREE.

 

Perennial Plant Exchange

Logan-Hocking County District Library, 230 East Main Street, Logan, 3 – 5 p.m.

This is a one-for-one exchange using a tickets method. Plants must be at the library between 3 and 4 p.m. All plants must be labeled at least with a popsicle stick. Plants must be in pots and participants need to bring their own containers for transportation. The Library reserves the right to limit the number of tickets for lack of diversity in high quantities. Call 740-385-2348 for more information; FREE.

 

 

FRIDAY, MAY 8

 

Spring Flower Sale at Scenic Hills Senior Center

Scenic Hills Senior Center, 187 N. Spring Street, Logan, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

A large selection at great prices! Hanging baskets, bedding plants; assorted flowers and vegetables will be available; flowers by Rick Webb, too. The sale will take place on the front lawn. Call 740-385-6581 for more information; FREE.

 

Vinton County Wild Turkey Festival

Downtown McArthur 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Watch the downtown streets of McArthur come alive with food, music, and fun for the whole family. The festival includes great nightly entertainment on the sound stage, carnival rides and games, car show, quilt show, queen’s and baby contests. Call 800-596-4459 for more information; FREE.

 

Wild Turkey Festival Quilt Show

United Methodist Church, 200 S. Market Street, McArthur, 1 – 7 p.m.

The Wild Turkey Festival Quilt Show presented by Country Roads Quilt Guild.  This year’s quilt show theme is  The Old and The New. Register to win a quilt. Email mcquiltguild@gmail.com for more information; FREE.

 

 

SATURDAY, MAY 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

 

Migration Birdwalk

Lake Hope State Park, McArthur 9 a.m. – 12 noon

Meet at the Hope Furnace parking lot in search of spring migrants and to celebrate International Migratory Bird Day along the Hocking Valley Birding Trail. Call 740-596-3030 for more information; FREE.

 

Kleinmaier State Nature Preserve Hike with AOA

2455 Pump Station Road, Berne, 10 a.m.

Explore Kleinmaier State Nature Preserve and enjoy a naturalist-led hike to view the spring wildflower show.  Jeff Johnson, ODNR Natural Areas Preserve Manager, will lead this event.  Visit with members of the Kleinmaier family who donated the property to AOA.  The slopes are full of blooms including trillium, jack in the pulpit, solomon seal, and many others.  We will look for the pink lady slipper orchids which are coming up.  Native azaleas and rhododendrons are also located on the preserve.

 

Pack a sack lunch as we will take a break to eat and enjoy the peace and serenity of the deep forest environs. Afterwards, participants are invited to roam the site and help remove any of the garlic mustard we find that is invading the site and choking out the wildflowers.  We will provide bags and gloves for collection. FREE.

 

Wild Turkey Festival Quilt Show

United Methodist Church, 200 S. Market Street, McArthur, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

The Wild Turkey Festival Quilt Show presented by Country Roads Quilt Guild.  This year’s quilt show theme is  The Old and The New. Register to win a quilt. Email mcquiltguild@gmail.com for more information; FREE.

 

Fourth Annual Local Marbles Tournament

Fairfield County Fairgrounds, 157 E Fair Ave, Lancaster, 10 a.m.

Come out and watch the local qualifier as children ages 7- 14 compete for spots in the National Tournament, held June 22-25 in Wildwood, N.J. Contact Bill Eckman at 740-653 for more information; FREE.

 

Vinton County Wild Turkey Festival

Downtown McArthur 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Watch the downtown streets of McArthur come alive with food, music, and fun for the whole family. The festival includes great nightly entertainment on the sound stage, carnival rides and games, car show, quilt show, queen’s and baby contests. The Grand Parade is held at 6 p.m. and is followed by the crowning of the Wild Turkey Festival Queen. Call 800-596-4459 for more information; FREE.

 

Open Studio

Dairy Barn Arts Center, 8000 Dairy Lane, Athens, 1 – 5 p.m.

The art room, ceramics studio and wheels are open to the public most Saturdays. There will be simple projects ideas prepared for folks looking to make something. Great activity for the entire family…  walk-ins welcome. Also, folks can bring their own project ideas and purchase materials a la cart if needed and receive guidance. Call 740-592-4981 for more information; FREE.

 

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.

 

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. Celebrate Mother’s Day Weekend as we launch an exciting new local band, The Come On Come Ons. This group consists of singer KC Waltz (Voodoo Birds), Bill Rawlins on drums (Broken Ring, Keesey Band), Roman Warmke on bass (Voodoo Birds, The Royales) and Dave Wooster on guitar (Leave Corp.). Call 740-696-1323 for more information; FREE.

 

 

SUNDAY, MAY 10

 

Vinton County Wild Turkey Festival

Downtown McArthur 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Watch the downtown streets of McArthur come alive with food, music, and fun for the whole family. The festival includes great nightly entertainment on the sound stage, carnival rides and games, car show, quilt show, queen’s and baby contests. Call 800-596-4459 for more information; FREE.

 

Wild Turkey Festival Quilt Show

United Methodist Church, 200 S. Market Street, McArthur, 12:30 – 4 p.m.

The Wild Turkey Festival Quilt Show presented by Country Roads Quilt Guild.  This year’s quilt show theme is  The Old and The New. Register to win a quilt. Email mcquiltguild@gmail.com for more information; FREE.

 

Mother’s Day Buffet at Hocking Hills Dining Lodge

20020 State Route 664 South, Logan, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Come join us for a very special Mother’s Day Sunday buffet. No reservations required. Call 740-380-0400 for more information; COST: $23.95/adults, $12.95/ages 5-12.

 

Mother’s Day Grand Buffet at The Olde Dutch

12791 St. Rt. 664 South, Logan, 10:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Mother’s Day Grand Buffet: carved ham, broasted chicken, roast beef, roast turkey , ham loaf, chicken livers, cabbage rolls ,macaroni & cheese, sweet potato casserole, chicken & noodles, stuffing, assorted vegetables, homemade rolls, cheesy potato soup, super salad bar, pie (coconut cream, peanut butter cream, strawberry cream, dutch apple, pecan & sugar free), bread pudding, apple crisp & strawberry mousse. Drink is included and moms receive a free” carnation. Call 740-385-1000 for more information; COST: $15.99/adults, $4.99/kids 3-10, FREE/kids under 3.

 

Mother’s Day Buffet at Lee’s Banquet Haus

580 Radio Lane, Logan, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

All-You-Can-Eat Buffet iIncludes: broasted chicken, roast beef, roast turkey, carved pit ham, whipped potatoes, scalloped potatoes, vegetables, salads, rolls and full assortment of desserts. COST: $15.95/adults.

 

Mother’s Day Brunch at Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls

21190 St. Rt. 374, Logan, 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. seatings

Mother’s Day Brunch is a family fun affair! Begin your meal family style with our Inn’s pastry basket, fresh fruit, inn-made granola and raspberry yogurt. Entrée choices include: caramelized onion & feta quiche, pan roasted tilapia topped with pineapple salsa & herb roasted potatoes & green beans or pork chop with apricot glaze served with herb roasted potatoes & green beans. A sweet ending to your meal is either mixed berry cobbler w/ vanilla bean ice cream or strawberry cake w/ strawberry icing. Call 800-653-2557 for reservations or more information; COST: $21/adults, $12/children 12 & under.

 

Mother’s Day Fine Dining at Glenlaurel

14940 Mt. Olive Rd., Rockbridge, 1 and 5 p.m. seatings

Looking for a truly magnificent gift for your Mother? Spoil her (and yourself!) with an amazing gourmet meal at Glenlaurel. We’re accepting reservations for a 1 p.m. seating for a four-course lunch and a 5 p.m. seating for a six-course fine dining experience that’s sure to delight.  Call 1-800-809-7378 or 740-385-2951 ext 306 for more information and to make a reservation; COST: $39/lunch and $49/dinner.