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Feb 28 (Wed)
Feb 29 (Thu)
Mar 1 (Fri)
Mar 2 (Sat)
Mar 3 (Sun)

From Struggle to Strength

By way of stunning photographs and stories, meet a group of Central Ohio residents who were once forced to flee their homes and become among the millions of refugees who have found hope and resilience in the face of adversity. Through the lens of award-winning photographer Tariq Tarey, discover how these individuals endured their arduous journeys to find a place to rebuild their lives. They are not just numbers. They are people with stories to share. Come and be inspired by their resilience, from Struggle to Strength. This exhibition is funded in part by the Ohio Holocaust and Genocide Memorial and Education Commission and by PNC Arts Alive. Visit the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio between January 27 and April 28 to explore this free exhibit. Go to the Decorative Arts Center of Ohios website for more information on past and future exhibits.

Cost: Free - $5

Phone: 740-681-1423

Location: Decorative Arts Center, 145 East Main Street, Lancaster Ohio

Distance from Old Man's Cave: about 20 miles
Mar 2 (Sat)

Toadally Cool

If you are like us, you are hoppy about toads too! Come meet our resident toad at the Hocking Hills Lodge. 2PM - 3PM

Cost: Free

Location: Hocking Hills Lodge, 20020 State Route 664 S, Logan Ohio (740-270-6100)

Distance from Old Man's Cave: about a mile
Mar 2 (Sat)

Pottery Playshop: Fairy Houses

Fairy Houses have endless design and decorative possibilities and can also be made into planters! This playshop uses slab and coil hand-building methods which will be demonstrated and assistance is available if needed. No experience is necessary. Feel free to bring a favorite beverage to enjoy while you play with clay! Tickets for this class can be purchased online at FullCirclePeace.org. 3PM - 5PM

Location: Mud Gallery, 123 North Columbus Street, Lancaster Ohio (740-215-1073)

Distance from Old Man's Cave: about 20 miles
Mar 2 (Sat)

Roaming Reptiles

Explore the visitor center and meet one of the reptiles that calls the park home. Meet either our box turtle or black rat snake. Join us in the Old Mans Cave Visitor Center. 10AM - 11AM

Cost: Free

Location: Old Man's Cave, 20160 State Route 664 South, Logan Ohio (740-385-6841)

Distance from Old Man's Cave: about a mile
Mar 3 (Sun)

Recycled Paper Making

Did you know you can recycle paper at home? Come do it here at Hocking Hills! Join us at the Old Mans Cave Visitor Center. Please be aware that you will have to let your paper dry and come back to collect it or take it home wet. 10AM - 11AM

Cost: Free

Location: Old Man's Cave, 20160 State Route 664 South, Logan Ohio (740-385-6841)

Distance from Old Man's Cave: about a mile
Mar 3 (Sun)

The Game of Life

Test your luck, spin the wheel, and see how you survive as Ohios state amphibian, the Spotted Salamander. This program will be located at the Hocking Hills State Park Lodge. 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Cost: Free

Location: Hocking Hills Lodge, 20020 State Route 664 S, Logan Ohio (740-270-6100)

Distance from Old Man's Cave: about a mile
Mar 6 (Wed)
Mar 7 (Thu)
Mar 8 (Fri)
Mar 9 (Sat)
Mar 10 (Sun)

From Struggle to Strength

By way of stunning photographs and stories, meet a group of Central Ohio residents who were once forced to flee their homes and become among the millions of refugees who have found hope and resilience in the face of adversity. Through the lens of award-winning photographer Tariq Tarey, discover how these individuals endured their arduous journeys to find a place to rebuild their lives. They are not just numbers. They are people with stories to share. Come and be inspired by their resilience, from Struggle to Strength. This exhibition is funded in part by the Ohio Holocaust and Genocide Memorial and Education Commission and by PNC Arts Alive. Visit the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio between January 27 and April 28 to explore this free exhibit. Go to the Decorative Arts Center of Ohios website for more information on past and future exhibits.

Cost: Free - $5

Phone: 740-681-1423

Location: Decorative Arts Center, 145 East Main Street, Lancaster Ohio

Distance from Old Man's Cave: about 20 miles
Mar 6 (Wed)

Lunasa at Stuarts Opera House

Named for an ancient Celtic harvest festival in honor of the Irish god Lugh, patron of the arts, Lunasa is indeed a gathering of some of the top musical talents in Ireland. Its members have helped form the backbone of some of the greatest Irish groups of the decade. March 6th at 730PM For Tickets and a Bio on Lunasa Visit: https://stuartsoperahouse.org/events/lunasa-23/

Cost: $20-$35

Phone: 740-753-1924

Location: Stuart's Opera House, 52 Public Square, Nelsonville Ohio

Distance from Old Man's Cave: about 16 miles
Mar 7 (Thu)
Mar 8 (Fri)
Mar 9 (Sat)

Downtown Lancaster Shop Hop 2024

Spend your weekend visiting your favorite local shops and restaurants in downtown Lancaster as they offer incredible spring specials!

Cost: Free

Location: Downtown Lancaster, 210 E Main St., Lancaster Ohio

Distance from Old Man's Cave: about 20 miles
Mar 9 (Sat)

Maple Tapping Festival

Join Lancaster Parks at Alley Park for the Maple Tapping Festival on March 9. Learn about maple tapping history, see syrup production at the sugar shack, and explore the nature center's displays and kids' crafts. Enjoy maple kettle corn, local syrup, and a $5 pancake breakfast with options to dine inside the lodge or in a heated outdoor tent. 8AM - 11AM

Cost: Free - $5

Location: Alley Park, 2805 Old Logan Rd SE, Lancaster Ohio (740-681-5025)

Distance from Old Man's Cave: about 17 miles
Mar 9 (Sat)

Maple Sugaring In The Hills

Join us at the historic cabin behind the Old Mans Cave Visitor Center. Take a step back in time to see how maple sugar has been processed over the years. We will have a local producer on site selling their delicious goods. 12PM - 4PM

Cost: Free

Location: Old Man's Cave, 20160 State Route 664 South, Logan Ohio (740-385-6841)

Distance from Old Man's Cave: about a mile
Mar 10 (Sun)

Maple Sugaring In The Hills

Join us at the historic cabin behind the Old Mans Cave Visitor Center. Take a step back in time to see how maple sugar has been processed over the years. We will have a local producer on site selling their delicious goods. 12PM - 4PM

Cost: Free

Location: Old Man's Cave, 20160 State Route 664 South, Logan Ohio (740-385-6841)

Distance from Old Man's Cave: about a mile
Mar 13 (Wed)
Mar 14 (Thu)
Mar 15 (Fri)
Mar 16 (Sat)
Mar 17 (Sun)

From Struggle to Strength

By way of stunning photographs and stories, meet a group of Central Ohio residents who were once forced to flee their homes and become among the millions of refugees who have found hope and resilience in the face of adversity. Through the lens of award-winning photographer Tariq Tarey, discover how these individuals endured their arduous journeys to find a place to rebuild their lives. They are not just numbers. They are people with stories to share. Come and be inspired by their resilience, from Struggle to Strength. This exhibition is funded in part by the Ohio Holocaust and Genocide Memorial and Education Commission and by PNC Arts Alive. Visit the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio between January 27 and April 28 to explore this free exhibit. Go to the Decorative Arts Center of Ohios website for more information on past and future exhibits.

Cost: Free - $5

Phone: 740-681-1423

Location: Decorative Arts Center, 145 East Main Street, Lancaster Ohio

Distance from Old Man's Cave: about 20 miles
Mar 15 (Fri)
Mar 16 (Sat)
Mar 17 (Sun)

St. Patricks Day Weekend at Double Edge Brewery

Celebrate St. Patricks Day at Double Edge Brewing Co.! Start Friday with the release of Doublish Irish Stout and special cocktails. Enjoy food from Titos Asian Kitchen. Saturday features brunch cocktails and food from Hogs N Hunnies, followed by Schmidts Sausage Truck for lunch and dinner. Expect green beer and surprises on Sunday. Join for a weekend of beer, fun, and Irish cheer. Details on Facebook.

Location: Double Edge Brewing Co., 158 West Chestnut Street, Lancaster Ohio (614-940-2500)

Distance from Old Man's Cave: about 20 miles
Mar 15 (Fri)

Make a Stein or Big Ol Coffee Mug

Celebrate St. Paddys Day weekend by making your own stein! Bring your own beverage, too! Mud Gallery knows that a regular mug doesnt always cut it! Whatever your favorite beverage, this pottery playshop will satisfy your thirst! You will make large fancy stoneware mugs or steins that are uniquely your design. Demonstration and assistance is provided. No experience is necessary! Sign up for this class online at FullCirclePeace.org. Primitive Mud Pottery Studio will finish your creation with a food-safe glaze and will be ready for pick up in 2-3 weeks. Learn more or follow this event on Facebook.

Location: Mud Gallery, 123 North Columbus Street, Lancaster Ohio (740-215-1073)

Distance from Old Man's Cave: about 20 miles
Mar 16 (Sat)

Resident Raptors

Come check out some of our resident raptors at the Hocking Hills Lodge. Learn how these critters survive in our rolling hills and forests. 2PM - 3PM

Cost: Free

Location: Hocking Hills Lodge, 20020 State Route 664 S, Logan Ohio (740-270-6100)

Distance from Old Man's Cave: about a mile
Mar 16 (Sat)

Roaming Reptiles

Explore the visitor center and meet one of the reptiles that calls the park home. Meet either our box turtle or black rat snake. Join us in the Old Mans Cave Visitor Center. 10AM - 11AM

Cost: Free

Location: Old Man's Cave, 20160 State Route 664 South, Logan Ohio (740-385-6841)

Distance from Old Man's Cave: about a mile
Mar 16 (Sat)

Spring Cards at Farmers Country Store

Let a friend or loved one know that you care by creating this beautiful card. Lisa will lead the class and all supplies will be provided. Class cost is $20. Sign up online at FarmersCountryStore.com, stop in, or call 740-654-4853. 10:15 am - 12:15 pm

Cost: $20

Phone: 740-654-4853

Location: Farmers Country Store, 540 North High Street, Lancaster Ohio

Distance from Old Man's Cave: about 20 miles
Mar 17 (Sun)

Rock Painting

Come create some painted rocks for your home or our wildflower garden at the Visitor Center. Join us at the Old Mans Cave Visitor Center. Wear clothing that you don't mind getting paint on. 10AM - 11AM

Cost: Free

Location: Old Man's Cave, 20160 State Route 664 South, Logan Ohio (740-385-6841)

Distance from Old Man's Cave: about a mile
Mar 17 (Sun)

Monthly Nature Hike

Join the adventure in 2024 by hiking in Lancasters parks! Lancaster Parks & Recreation outdoor education staff will be leading monthly nature hikes in various parks. Each hike is moderate paced involving 2 plus miles on uneven terrain. Registration is not mandatory, but will allow the staff to email updates on the hikes directly to you. Free online registration is found at LancasterParks.com. For more information, email [email protected]. 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Cost: Free

Location: Alley Park, 2805 Old Logan Rd SE, Lancaster Ohio (740-681-5025)

Distance from Old Man's Cave: about 17 miles
Mar 20 (Wed)

Pottery Playshop: Weave Clay Baskets

Weave a one-of-a-kind decorative and food safe basket or bowl from stoneware clay. Demonstration of methods and assistance provided. No experience needed. Feel free to bring your favorite beverage to enjoy while playing with clay! Mud Gallery is located in the DORA district. Register for this class online at FullCirclePeace.org. Your basket will be finished by Primitive Mud Pottery Studio which includes bisque and glaze firing. Your pottery will be ready to pick up in 2-3 weeks. You will be notified by text, and or email. Learn more or follow this event on Facebook. 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Location: Mud Gallery, 123 North Columbus Street, Lancaster Ohio (740-215-1073)

Distance from Old Man's Cave: about 20 miles
Mar 20 (Wed)
Mar 21 (Thu)
Mar 22 (Fri)
Mar 23 (Sat)
Mar 24 (Sun)

From Struggle to Strength

By way of stunning photographs and stories, meet a group of Central Ohio residents who were once forced to flee their homes and become among the millions of refugees who have found hope and resilience in the face of adversity. Through the lens of award-winning photographer Tariq Tarey, discover how these individuals endured their arduous journeys to find a place to rebuild their lives. They are not just numbers. They are people with stories to share. Come and be inspired by their resilience, from Struggle to Strength. This exhibition is funded in part by the Ohio Holocaust and Genocide Memorial and Education Commission and by PNC Arts Alive. Visit the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio between January 27 and April 28 to explore this free exhibit. Go to the Decorative Arts Center of Ohios website for more information on past and future exhibits.

Cost: Free - $5

Phone: 740-681-1423

Location: Decorative Arts Center, 145 East Main Street, Lancaster Ohio

Distance from Old Man's Cave: about 20 miles
Mar 23 (Sat)

Candle Making at Farmers Country Store

Create a candle with the skill and experience of Kim Reynolds from Vintage 405 Candle Co. All supplies included. The class is $35. You may sign up online at FarmersCountryStore.com, at the shop, or by calling 740-654-4853.

Cost: $35

Phone: 740-654-4853

Location: Farmers Country Store, 540 North High Street, Lancaster Ohio

Distance from Old Man's Cave: about 20 miles
Mar 23 (Sat)

Bath Soaks Event

The First Event of 2024! Have fun creating stress relieving/healing bath soaks! Mix up colorful epsom salts and fragrant flowers. Then adhere dried flower prices to the sides of bottles/vials. Great gift or keep for yourself! Bring Your Own Food and Drink Text or Call For More Info

Cost: 4 Bottlea/Vials $20

Phone: 740-603-6268

Location: Fields of Flowers, 9776 St Rt 664 North, Logan Ohio

Distance from Old Man's Cave: about 12 miles
Mar 23 (Sat)

Life Cycles

Frogs, butterflies, and earthworms. Oh my! Come meet the naturalist to learn about the life cycles of different organisms. Join us at the Old Mans Cave Visitor Center. 10AM - 11AM

Cost: Free

Location: Old Man's Cave, 20160 State Route 664 South, Logan Ohio (740-385-6841)

Distance from Old Man's Cave: about a mile
Mar 23 (Sat)

Toadally Cool

If you are like us, you are hoppy about toads too! Come meet our resident toad at the Hocking Hills Lodge. 2PM - 3PM

Cost: Free

Location: Hocking Hills Lodge, 20020 State Route 664 S, Logan Ohio (740-270-6100)

Distance from Old Man's Cave: about a mile
Mar 24 (Sun)

Nature Painting

Join the naturalist to paint beautiful scenery or cool critters you can find in the area. This is not a guided class but an opportunity to express yourself artistically with materials and inspiration provided. Join us at the Old Mans Cave Visitor Center. Materials are provided but remember this is not a guided class. 10AM - 11AM

Cost: Free

Location: Old Man's Cave, 20160 State Route 664 South, Logan Ohio (740-385-6841)

Distance from Old Man's Cave: about a mile
Mar 24 (Sun)

Slithering Snakes

Answer all of your serpent questions and meet our resident black snake! Join us at the Hocking Hills State Park Lodge. 2PM - 3PM

Cost: Free

Location: Hocking Hills Lodge, 20020 State Route 664 S, Logan Ohio (740-270-6100)

Distance from Old Man's Cave: about a mile
Mar 27 (Wed)
Mar 28 (Thu)
Mar 29 (Fri)
Mar 30 (Sat)
Mar 31 (Sun)

From Struggle to Strength

By way of stunning photographs and stories, meet a group of Central Ohio residents who were once forced to flee their homes and become among the millions of refugees who have found hope and resilience in the face of adversity. Through the lens of award-winning photographer Tariq Tarey, discover how these individuals endured their arduous journeys to find a place to rebuild their lives. They are not just numbers. They are people with stories to share. Come and be inspired by their resilience, from Struggle to Strength. This exhibition is funded in part by the Ohio Holocaust and Genocide Memorial and Education Commission and by PNC Arts Alive. Visit the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio between January 27 and April 28 to explore this free exhibit. Go to the Decorative Arts Center of Ohios website for more information on past and future exhibits.

Cost: Free - $5

Phone: 740-681-1423

Location: Decorative Arts Center, 145 East Main Street, Lancaster Ohio

Distance from Old Man's Cave: about 20 miles
Mar 30 (Sat)

Turtle Talk

Ever wonder what goes on under a turtle's shell? Come find out at the Hocking Hills Lodge and meet our resident box turtle. 2PM - 3PM

Cost: Free

Location: Hocking Hills Lodge, 20020 State Route 664 S, Logan Ohio (740-270-6100)

Distance from Old Man's Cave: about a mile
Mar 30 (Sat)
Mar 31 (Sun)

Public Hunt at Fairfield County Infirmary

Join the Fairfield County Infirmary staff for a few group rotations and then free roam during this public ghost hunt! Pizza and beverages included. Join the FCI crew for a night you will talk about forever. Ghost hunting? Sounds like Friday night! Is it really the most haunted building in southern Ohio? Depends on who you ask. Do you believe in ghosts? Fairfield County Infirmary is undoubtedly a place worth investing in and a piece of this communitys legacy of longevity. The FCI crew is obsessed with preserving this structure, its history and the stories they tell about the place. Your ticket purchase helps save history. Itinerary: 6:30 pm - 3:30 am Times are approximate and may be changed slightly. 6:30pm: Check in 7pm: Introduction 7:15pm: Tour 7:45pm: Pizza 8:30pm: Group session #1 9:00pm: Group session #2 9:30pm: Break 9:45pm: Group session #3 10:15pm: Free roam

Cost: $85 Nonrefundable

Phone: 740-994-1230

Location: Downtown Lancaster, 210 E Main St., Lancaster Ohio

Distance from Old Man's Cave: about 20 miles
Mar 30 (Sat)

Pottery Playshop: Bunny Bowls

Make a food-safe stoneware pottery bowl with decorative features like ears, nose, feet, and bunny tail, or anything your creativity wishes at Mud Gallery! Hand-building methods will be demonstrated and assistance given if needed. This be made into a planter by adding a drainage hole. This is a fun, wet clay playshop to do with kids or friends. The suggested youngest age is 5 years old. Primitive Mud Pottery Studio will finish your creation with bisque and glaze firing and will be ready for pick up in 2-3 weeks. Register online at FullCirclePeace.org. 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Location: Mud Gallery, 123 North Columbus Street, Lancaster Ohio (740-215-1073)

Distance from Old Man's Cave: about 20 miles
Mar 30 (Sat)

Off-Trail Hike at Mambourg Park

Saturday, March 30th is National Take a Walk in the Park Day. The Fairfield County Park District is taking it a step further, breaking a park rule. going off-trail! Join the education staff for an exciting day in Mambourgs forest and meadow. Who knows what you will see on this adventure! Depending on weather conditions, it could be muddy or even icy. Wear appropriate shoes or boots. 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Cost: Free

Location: Mambourg Park, 5531 Cincinnati Zanesville Rd, Lancaster Ohio

Distance from Old Man's Cave: about 22 miles
Mar 30 (Sat)

Nature Painting

Join the naturalist to paint beautiful scenery or cool critters you can find in the area. This is not a guided class but an opportunity to express yourself artistically with materials and inspiration provided. Join us at the Old Mans Cave Visitor Center. Materials are provided but remember this is not a guided class. 10AM - 11AM

Cost: Free

Location: Old Man's Cave, 20160 State Route 664 South, Logan Ohio (740-385-6841)

Distance from Old Man's Cave: about a mile
Mar 31 (Sun)

The Game of Life

Test your luck, spin the wheel, and see how you survive as Ohios state amphibian, the Spotted Salamander. This program will be located at the Hocking Hills State Park Lodge. 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Cost: Free

Location: Hocking Hills Lodge, 20020 State Route 664 S, Logan Ohio (740-270-6100)

Distance from Old Man's Cave: about a mile
Mar 31 (Sun)

Rainbow Nature Walk

Join us for a short, accessible stroll through Ash Cave to discover all the colors of the rainbow! All abilities welcome. Meet us at the Ash Cave Trailhead. 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Cost: Free

Location: Ash Cave, State Route 56, South Bloomingville Ohio (740-385-6842)

Distance from Old Man's Cave: about 2 miles
NOTE: Before attending any event we recommend you call the event contact to see if there have been any last minute changes to their schedule.
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