Feb 5 – Feb 8, 2015

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 6

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

Girls Night In
Scenic Hills Senior Center, 187 S. Spring Street, Logan, 5 – 8 p.m.
Bring your girlfriends, daughters, friends & neighbors and join the fun. Refreshments, gift raffles and one-night-only sales by various Vendors! $5 entry fee includes five raffle tickets & snack buffet. This event is sponsored by Scenic Hills Senior Center, Hocking Valley Community Hospital, and Baymont Inn of Logan. Snack buffet provided by Hocking Valley Community Hospital. All proceeds benefit Hocking Valley Community Hospital and Scenic Hills Senior Center. Call 740-385-6581 for more information; COST: $5.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 7

Comfort Food Cruise
10 area restaurants, Logan, Laurelville and Nelsonville, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Ten different restaurants, each featuring a different comfort food all for just $15 per ticket. Best of all, $5 of every ticket goes directly to local food banks. You get to enjoy great comfort foods while cruising the beautiful Hocking Hills and bringing much needed comfort to others. No need to worry about any guilt for indulging in all those comforting dishes. There are lots of places to take a hike, enjoy the stunning winter scenery and work up an appetite for your next stop on the cruise. Call 740-385-2750 for more information; COST: $15.

Hocking Hills Artists and Craftsmen Marketplace
Hocking Hills Dining Lodge, 20020 State Route 664 South. Logan, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Hocking Hills Artists and Craftsmen Association are at it again. The Holiday Store at the dining lodge at Old Man’s Cave was such a huge success they are now opening “Hocking Hills Artists and Craftsmen Marketplace” at the dining lodge for select weekends. Call 740-707-0246 for more information; FREE.

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.

Children’s Education: Animal Courtship and Mating Rituals!
Wayne National Forest, 13700 U.S. Highway 33, Nelsonville, 10 a.m.
Explore the amazing world of animal courtship at the Wayne National Forest Headquarters located on US Hwy 33 between Nelsonville and The Plains. Learn all about how certain animals attract mates and pair up for their mating season! Bird songs and bird dances will be the highlight of the program! We will have a bird mask craft for everyone to make, then we will discuss different songs, flight patterns, and “dances” bird use to attract mates. There will be a bird-mating game that will be fun and exciting 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 10 a.m. If seats fill up quickly, we may have an additional session at noon. Space is limited to 15 seats per session. Call 740-753-0101 for more information or to reserve a seat; FREE.

Hocking’s Wildlife at the Cabin
Naturalist Cabin, Hocking Hills State Park, St. Rt. 664 S, Logan, 2 p.m.
As you pass by on your hike today stop by the Naturalist Cabin, located at the Naturalist Cabin, to explore and take a closer look at some of our native residents. Naturalist will be available for discussion and to answer questions. Call 740-385-6841 for more information; FREE

Doodle Bugs Art Show
The Bowen House, 196 Market St., Logan, 2 – 5 p.m.
The Bowen House presents art work from some of the youngest and most talented artists in Hocking County! Doodle Bug is a free art club for newborns, infants, toddlers and their parents to bond together while discovering sensory and socialization skills. It is a Hocking County Early Childhood Program – Help Me Grow & Early Intervention. Call 740-380-1315 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 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.

“Hearts on Fire”
Ohio Glass Museum, 124 W. Main St., Lancaster, 5 – 8 p.m.
Join us for an evening by the fire! You and your partner will be creating a glass heart paperweight together in our glassblowing studio. Enjoy light refreshments and browse through our current exhibit in the Gallery after you finish your hot glass studio experience. Call 740-687-0101 for more information and to make reservations; COST: $55 members / $65 non-members.

Appalachian Ohio Storytelling
Hocking Hills Dining Lodge, 20020 State Route 664 South, Logan, 5:30 p.m.
End your Comfort Food Cruise with a bit of local lore and heritage as told by members of the Appalachian Ohio Storytelling Project. The show is open to everyone. Call 740-380-0400 for more information; FREE.

Dance Party with No BS! Brass Band
Stuart’s Opera House, 52 Public Square, Nelsonville, 8 p.m.
We’re throwing a backstage dance party with Richmond’s No BS! Brass Band! These guys played the Nelsonville Music Festival in 2014 and blew the crowd away, Don’t miss this chance to see them backstage at Stuart’s for a unique show. Hailing from Richmond, VA, the horn-driven, 10-piece No BS Brass unleash a thrilling blast of New Orleans-inspired, fun- fueled, rock-anchored, jazz-tinged, Kung Fu sound. No BS! Brass has quickly become an epicenter of heart-pounding energy and uncontrollable dancing. Call 740-753-1924 for more information; COST: $12 in advance, $15 at the door.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 8

Comfort Food Cruise
10 area restaurants, Logan, Laurelville and Nelsonville, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Ten different restaurants, each featuring a different comfort food all for just $15 per ticket. Best of all, $5 of every ticket goes directly to local food banks. You get to enjoy great comfort foods while cruising the beautiful Hocking Hills and bringing much needed comfort to others. No need to worry about any guilt for indulging in all those comforting dishes. There are lots of places to take a hike, enjoy the stunning winter scenery and work up an appetite for your next stop on the cruise. Call 740-385-2750 for more information; COST: $15.

Hocking Hills Artists and Craftsmen Marketplace
Hocking Hills Dining Lodge, 20020 State Route 664 South. Logan, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Hocking Hills Artists and Craftsmen Association are at it again. The Holiday Store at the dining lodge at Old Man’s Cave was such a huge success they are now opening “Hocking Hills Artists and Craftsmen Marketplace” at the dining lodge for select weekends. Call 740-707-0246 for more information; FREE.

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.

Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out with The Hart Brothers
Stuart’s Opera House, 52 Public Square, Nelsonville, 3 p.m.
It is another great Sunday bluegrass matinee with Russell Moore and IIIrd Tyme Out and Athens County’s own The Hart Brothers! “Playing music is the easy part,” says Russell Moore with an ever-so-slightly rueful laugh as he looks back on more than thirty years of doing what he grew up wanting to do. Seats are reserved, so we suggest buying tickets in advance. Call 740-753-1924 for more information or to make reservations. COST: $20-$30.