A NOTE FROM OHIO’S WINDING ROAD: During this unprecedented time of Covid-19, we are saddened to say that many of the experiences presented in this calendar are or will be canceled to help prevent the spread of the virus. We ask that you please check with each event organizer to see if the events are still being held. And yet, we feel strongly that Ohio’s Winding Road can still celebrate the people and businesses and organizations behind these experiences. We will continue to offer them support through our “Seed Fund” grants, workshops and training programs, and regional promotion. You can also keep these people in mind as you plan your own future experiences after the virus passes. Finally, we ask that you, too, find ways to help and support your neighbors throughout southeastern Ohio.
HOCKING MAKERS NETWORK
The newly formed Hocking Makers Network is offering membership and classes in glass blowing and ceramics, woodworking and welding. Each of the HMN MakerSpaces will offer classes along with open access hours for members. Leisure Learning classes are continuing to be held throughout the campus with new classes each month.
HIGH ROCK ADVENTURES
Many tours to choose from, including Challenge Rock Adventure, Natural High Ecotour, and Forest Edible and Medicinal Plant Tour. 2.5-3 hour tours. $45-75/person.
The Nelsonville Emporium retails the artwork of over 100 local artist and serves fresh, local food in a historically building located on the Public Square of Nelsonville, Ohio. M-Sat 10AM-7PM; Sundays 12-5PM.
EVENT: EVERY 1ST SUNDAY
IN PLEIN SIGHT
A once a month demonstration of landscape painting, based in Muskingum County. Begins in Zanesville. 1-4PM. noradaniel.com
EVENT: MARCH 21
OHIO VALLEY OPRY
Midnight Storm opens the 2020 season, along with OVO regulars. Twin City Opera House, McConnelsville OH 43758. $15. 740.525.9218 or on-line.
EVENT: MARCH 27-APRIL 5
MARIETTA HISTORY WEEK
History-rich city offers 10 days of intensive history experiences.
EVENT: MARCH 27
THE MARSHALL TUCKER BAND
1970’s country rock phenoms with multi-platinum album sales visit the region. 8PM, People’s Bank Theatre, 222 Putnam St., Marietta OH 45750. peoplesbanktheatre.com
EVENT: MARCH 28
24 DAYS OF SURREALISM
Ohio Art League’s Juried Exhibition: Contemporary Surrealism and Visionary Art. 5-7PM, Majestic Galleries, 20 Public Square, Nelsonville OH 45764. majesticgalleries.org
EVENT: APRIL 1-OCT 31
NATIVE AMERICAN WAY OF TRANSPORTATION
The Tree House In Hocking Hills.
$67 per customer. thetreehouseinhockinghills.com
EVENT: APRIL 4
SEO WALK TO DEFEAT ALS
6th Annual fundraising walk drives innovative research, ALS education, support groups, access to care and advocacy. 10AM Registration, Walk at 11AM. Music, information booth, t-shirts for sale, and raffle and luncheon immediately following. Trimble High School, Tomcat Drive, Glouster 45732. web.alsa.org/Southeast
EVENT: APRIL 4
RIVER CITIES CONCERT
The River Cities Symphony Orchestra bids goodbye to winter with a Piano Concerto, playing Beethoven’s No.4, as well as Schubert’s No.5, and Wagner’s Overture to Die Meistersinger. The symphony brings Grisha Krivchenia, a nationally-renowned soloist with local roots, to the stage. 3-5PM. Marieta High School, Marietta 45750.
EVENT: APRIL 4
JOE MULLINS & THE RADIO RAMBLERS
Award winning Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers bring their popular and growing brand of Bluegrass music to Nelsonville with For The Record, a 12-song debut release. $23/$28. 7:30PM. Stuart’s Opera House, Public Square, Nelsonville, 45764. stuartsoperahouse.org
EVENT: APRIL 9
APPALACHIAN LISTENING ROOM
A place for songwriters and poets to perform for attentive audiences. Donna Mogvavero with Rob Macabee are April’s entertainment. 7PM. $10. 48 W. Main St., Logan 43138. (740) 438-5273. email@example.com
EVENT: APRIL 16
MUSIC OF THE KNIGHTS OF LABOR
Film maker Burr Beard debuts historic music from the early labor movement in the Hocking Valley Coal Fields with premiere of this mini-doc. 7PM, Tecumseh Theater, Shawnee. littlecitiesofblackdiamonds.blog
EVENT: APRIL 18
A DAY WITH SPRING WILDFLOWERS
Burr Oak State Park naturalist Julie Gee leads this day long experience getting up close with Burr Oak’s fabulous wildflower display. 10-4PM.
EVENT: APRIL 18, MAY 16, JUNE 6
VENTURES INTO THE LITTLE CITIES OF BLACK DIAMONDS
Guided van tours depart from Eclipse Company Town near Athens, and from Little Cities headquarters in Shawnee in Perry County.
EVENT: APRIL 18, JULY 18
NATURE & NURTURE RETREATS
Journey with Horses, LLC offers retreats and coaching sessions with horses. 9AM-4PM. $135/person. firstname.lastname@example.org
EVENT: APRIL 24-26
MEIGS COUNTY CIVIL WAR DAYS
Meigs County Fairgrounds, 10AM-3PM. Info: facebook.com
EVENT: APRIL 24-26
BRIDGES & BACKROADS TOUR OF FAIRFIELD COUNTY
Guided tour allows visitors to examine the craftsmanship and detail of six covered bridges. $20/person. 1-5PM. Depart Alley Park, 2805 Old Logan Road SE, Lancaster 43130. Reservations: 866-334-6446. VisitFairfieldCounty.org
EVENT: APRIL 26
Ever-popular WV Public Radio show makes its annual visit to Athens. Ohio University Templeton-Blackburn Memorial Auditorium, Union Street, Athens 45701. 7PM.
EVENT: APRIL 29-MAY 3
URBAN AIRE WAKE UP DOWNTOWN FESTIVAL
Airstream campers line the historic downtown streets of Logan forming a pedestrian mall. Live music, food and more. FREE. hockinghills.com
EVENT: MAY 1, 2, 8, 9: 8PM; MAY 3: 10AM&2:30PM
THE HUNDRED DRESSES
A one-act play where Wanda Petronski, a second-grader, lives way up in a shabby house in Boggins Heights, and wears a faded blue dress. Renner Theatre, 148 N 7th St, Zanesville. Tickets: therenner.org or 740-453-8481
EVENT: MAY 2
LCBD TOUR DE FOREST BENEFIT BICYCLE RIDE
Roadway, bikeway, and gravel bicycle routes departing from Hocking College, 3301 Hocking Parkway, Nelsonville 45701 $35. Lunch included. tourdeforest.wordpress.com
EVENT: MAY 7 – 10
VINTON COUNTY WILD TURKEY FESTIVAL
34th annual festival with food, music, and fun in downtown McArthur, Ohio. Info: facebook.com
EVENT: MAY 8-10
BIRDS IN THE HILLS FESTIVAL
Bird watching fest features family-friendly activities as well as tours to local birding hotspots.
EVENT: May 9
MUSIC OF COAL TOUR
Four hour tour with lunch to historic coal mining sites with musicians Jack Wright and Burr Beard leading the way.
EVENT: MAY 23 – AUGUST 16
DIPTYCHS & TRIPTYCHS
Decorative Arts Center of Ohio features 18 Contemporary Ohio Artists for this unique summer show in the Reese Peters House, 145 East Main Street, Lancaster, 43130. Info: 740-681-1423.
EVENT: MAY 25
SHANTY BOATS AT OHIO RIVER MUSEUM
Experience the creativity and ingenuity of the Shanty Boat, almost now extinct. America’s original tiny houses. 601 Front Street, Marietta, OH
EVENT: MAY 21-24
NEW STRAITSVILLE MOONSHINE FESTIVAL
Annual festival celebrates New Straitsville’s infamous role in moonshine production during Prohibition.
EVENT: JUNE 4 – 7
NELSONVILLE MUSIC FESTIVAL
A production of Stuart’s Opera House, the 16-year music festival features over 60 bands, one FREE stage, kids area, camping. Price varies from FREE stage to $150. Hocking College Campus, Nelsonville, Ohio. http://www.nelsonvillefest.org.
EVENT: JUNE 5, JULY 25, AND LCBD DAY 2020
A RIDE THROUGH TIME
4-hour educational bike tours of the Little Cities Region combining historyand nature. Cost is $60 per person; 12-4PM. Riders will meet at the Tecumseh Theatre in Shawnee for the Southern Perry County tours, and at Fullbrooks Cafe in Nelsonville for the Northern Athens County tours. Register/Info: email@example.com.
EVENT: JUNE 8
VINTON COUNTY MUSIC FESTIVAL
Live music, camping, kayaking, volleyball, and cornhole. $20. 10AM-11PM. Racoon Creek Outfitters, 74815 US 50, Albany, Ohio 45710. Info: facebook.com
EVENT: JUNE 12 & 13
NORTH AMERICAN CONTEMPORARY CERAMICS COMPETITION
$7500 in awards will be presented to ceramic artists gathered at the Old Stone House Nursery and Botanical Gardens. Contact David Mitzel at firstname.lastname@example.org or (740) 221-2165. Old Stone House Nursery and Botanical Gardens, 10405 Main St, Norwich, OH 43767. ahoot.org
EVENT: JUNE 10
BLENNERHASSETT ISLAND CRUISE
Enjoy a cruise to scenic and historical Blennerhassett Island on the Ohio River. Includes two hours to the island with full breakfast, an island Mansion Tour, and lunch. 9am-3pm. $75/person. Depart from Valley Gem Sternwheeler, 601 Front Street. Marietta. valleygemsternwheeler.com
EVENT: JUNE 13
WET & WILD FISHING DERBY
Fishing derby followed by free canoeing plus water safety instructions, fly tie demonstrations and more. Lake Dillon State Park, 9AM-3PM. parks.ohiodnr.gov/dillon
EVENT: JUNE 18
JUNETEENTH RENDVILLE NIGHT
Celebrate the abolition of slavery at Southeast Ohio History Center. $5, 6-9PM.
EVENT: JUNE 18-20
DUCK CREEK LOG JAM
A genuine, family-owned, small-by-design, off-the-beaten-path music festival featuring contemporary bluegrass, folk, roots rock, and americana genres. duckcreeklogjam.com for tickets and camping reservations. 28508 Murphy Rd Logan, OH 43138.
EVENT: JUNE 18-20
LOGAN WASHBOARD MUSIC FESTIVAL
3-day street festival with loads of music and entertainment in downtown Logan. Celebrates the town’s unique industry of making old-fashioned washboards. Info: email@example.com, or 740-277-1806.
EVENT: JUNE 25-28
BTA EGGS SUMMER SOLSTICE HIKE & CAMPOUT
11th Annual Buckeye Trail Emma Grandma Gatewood Solstice Hike features two days of extreme hiking, with camping at the events base station at the Burr Oak State Park group camp. Early registration is $50/$60 before 3/31/20 before rising $10. Day of registration is $90. Info: buckeyetrail.org/eggs or 740-394-2008. Burr Oak State Park Dock 3, Glouster 45732.
EVENT: JUNE 27
RENDVILLE RELIVE & REVIVE
Yearly workshop that shares Rendville’s story of racial integration and celebrates its African American history. $35/person. 10AM-3PM.
EVENT: JUNE 27-28
26TH OPEN HOUSE: “A GARDEN ART HAPPENING”
Hocking House Fine Craft Gallery and Art Gardens brings together clay, gardening, and art in a beautiful Hocking County setting. Free. hockinghouse.com
EVENT: JULY 10-18
15TH ANNUAL OHIO BREW WEEK
9-day festival of Ohio brewing & fermenting in and near Athens with hundreds of Ohio beers, ciders and meads featured. Tasting, programs, and special events. Ohiobrewweek.com
EVENT: JULY 11
HOCKING COLLEGE BLACKSMITHING CLASS
12-3PM. $40/person. Robins Crossing Historic Village, 3301 Hocking Parkway, Nelsonville, Ohio 45764. Tickets: eventbrite.com
EVENT: JULY 20
ALI RYERSON & THE LITTLE BIG BAND
Jazz flutist Ali Ryerson, backed up with the Little Big Band will be in concert on the lawn of the Bowen House Cultural Center, 196 N Market St. in Logan 43138 http://www.bowenhouse.org
EVENT: JULY 25
Learn about making medicine from herbs at Wabi Wellness Center. 8070 St.Rt. 56. $65/person, 20 person max. firstname.lastname@example.org.
EVENT: JULY 31 – AUGUST 1
BIG BEND BLUES BASH
2-day blues, roots, and rock concert hosted by the Pomeroy Blues & Jazz Society. Riverside Amphitheater, Pomeroy, Ohio. Info: facebook.com
EVENT: AUGUST 1
BRICKHOUSE APOTHECARY TOUR
Explore Pomeroy, Ohio’s buildings and culture, drink tea from the Herbal Sage Tea Company, and walk to the levee to see working barges. $20/person. Register: email@example.com.