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Jan 20 (Sat)
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Apr 15 (Sun)
Artists of the Winding Road A-Z Exhibit

10:00 am - 4:00 pm Tue-Fri1:00 - 4:00 pm Sat-SunDavid Mitzel and Michael Seiler, CuratorsThe Decorative Arts Center of Ohio is located in Lancaster, just southeast of Columbus. Donations are graciously accepted.

Cost: Free Admission

Contact: Decorative Arts Center, Phone: 740-681-1423

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 20 miles
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Mar 30 (Fri)
Mar 31 (Sat)
Apr 1 (Sun)
Apr 2 (Mon)
Peter Rabbit at Twin City

7:00 pm Fri, Mon2:30 pm SunPeter Rabbit, the mischievous and adventurous hero who has captivated generations of readers, now takes on the starring role of his own irreverent, contemporary comedy with attitude. In the film Peters feud with Mr. McGregor Domhnall Gleeson escalates to greater heights than ever before as they rival for the affections of the warmhearted......

Cost: $4.00 per person

Contact: Twin City Opera House, Phone: 740-962-3030

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 39 miles
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Apr 1 (Sun)
Easter Traditions

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm. All ages. Learn about using natural dyes for eggs and make a card or decoration to take home. Try the traditional game of egg rolling, pushing an egg across the lawn without breaking it. Meeting Place - Slate Run Farm, 1375 State Route 674 North, Canal Winchester, OH 43110Not wheelchair accessible.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Slate Run Metro Park, Phone: 614-833-1880

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 27 miles
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Apr 1 (Sun)
Childrens Easter Egg Hunt and Adult Scavenger Hunt

Easter Egg Hunt and Adult Scavenger Hunt. More Info to follow or call for additional info.

Cost: $200/meals/seminars

Contact: Smoke Rise Ranch, Phone: 740-767-2624

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 21 miles
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Apr 2 (Mon)
Mix Tape: 20 Feet From Stardom

7:00 pm PG-13 90 minMillions know their voices, but no one knows their names. In his compelling new film -Twenty Feet From Stardom-, award-winning director Morgan Neville shines a spotlight on the untold true story of the backup singers behind some of the greatest musical legends of the 21st century. Triumphant and heartbreaking in equal measure, the film is......

Cost: $5.00 per person

Contact: Athena Cinema, Phone: 740-594-7382

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 24 miles
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Apr 5 (Thu)
Apr 6 (Fri)
Apr 7 (Sat)
Apr 8 (Sun)
Advanced Cowgirl Bootcamp

It is finally here. By popular demand, the long-awaited Advanced Cowgirl Boot Camp is here. To the girls who can pretty much fix anything with bailing wire and duct tape. Join us for the chance to test old knowledge and to learn something new. We will be hitting the trails, roping, cow working, mounted shooting, pistol shooting as well as dabbling int eh finer......

Cost: $400/everything except lodging

Contact: Smoke Rise Ranch, Phone: 740-767-2624

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 21 miles
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Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

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Apr 6 (Fri)
Friday Fishing - Lake Hope

6:00 - 8:00 pm.Join the naturalist for an evening of free fishing fun. Poles and bait are provided. Ages 16 must present a valid fishing license. Meet at the Lake Hope dam. Lake Hope Nature Center is open Saturdays from 1:00-4:00 pm and Sundays from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm. Closed on April 1st and April 29th.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Lake Hope State Park, Phone: 740-596-3030

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 12 miles
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
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Apr 6 (Fri)
Apr 7 (Sat)
Apr 8 (Sun)
Peter Rabbit at Skyview Drive-In

7:00 pm ticket office opens. 8:15 pm approximately movies start.Peter Rabbit: Born to Be WildFamily / Comedy PGRose Byrne, Domhnall Gleeson, Sam Neill, Daisy Ridley, Elizabeth Debicki with Margot Robbie and James Corden as Peter RabbitalsoJumanji: Welcome to the JungleAction / Adventure / Comedy / Sci-Fi PG-13Jack Black, Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan

Cost: $4-8 per person

Contact: Skyview Drive-In, Phone: 740-653-5517

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 20 miles
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Apr 6 (Fri)
Live Performance - The Step Brothers

7:00 - 10:00 pmWelcoming The Step Brothers for Live Music Friday Nights at Square 7: Never a cover. always a good time.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Square 7 , Phone: 740-653-1755

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 20 miles
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Apr 6 (Fri)
Apr 7 (Sat)
Dairy Barn Fest 2018

3:00 - 8:00 pm Fri, Apr 6th Hors doeuvres and cash bar. 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Sat, Apr 7thKids Activities from 1:00-3:00 pm, Local food truck all day.Continuing its mission to feature art and fine craft of all media, the Dairy Barn Arts Center presents our 2018 Dairy Barn Fest. This is a spring celebration featuring artist from around the region selling handcrafted......

Cost: Free Admission

Contact: Dairy Barn, Phone: 740-592-4981

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 24 miles
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Apr 7 (Sat)
We Do Windows

1:00 - 3:00 pm Roll up your sleeves and find out how the farm women do their spring cleaning chores without the help of electricity or other modern aids. Ages 5 and older. Be prepared to participate. Wear closed toed shoes for safety and clothes that you do not mind getting dirty. This is a rain or shine event so be prepared for the weather.

Cost: Free Event - waiting list

Contact: Slate Run Farm, Phone: 614-508-8111

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 27 miles
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Apr 7 (Sat)
Wetland Wade - Lake Hope

10:00 am.Explore what creatures live in a wetland and how important their role is in the ecosystem. Wear rain boots. Some nets and buckets provided. Meet at the Hope Furnace.Lake Hope Nature Center is open Saturdays from 1:00-4:00 pm and Sundays from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm. Closed on April 1st and April 29th.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Lake Hope State Park, Phone: 740-596-3030

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 12 miles
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Family Oriented
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Apr 7 (Sat)
Birds of a Feather - Burr Oak

9:00 am Join the naturalist for one of natures most exciting annual events the spring migration of birds. Bring your binoculars, or borrow a pair from the naturalist, and -flock together- to search for these world travelers. Meet at the lodge.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Burr Oak State Park, Phone: 740-767-2981

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 27 miles
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Apr 7 (Sat)
Ridgetops and Hollers

9:00 am. Ever wonder about the difference between a ridgetop and a holler Join the naturalist at Ash Cave parking area to find out.

Cost: Free

Contact: Hocking Hills State Park , Phone: 740-385-6841

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 2 miles
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Apr 7 (Sat)
Birds and Blooms - Burr Oak

Saturdays in April Come celebrate spring and the annual display of wildflowers and the arrival of migratory birds. We will hike a variety of trails throughout the park to appreciate these plant and avian beauties. Visit us at the Nature Center.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Burr Oak State Park, Phone: 740-767-2981

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 27 miles
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Family Oriented
Special Interest
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Apr 7 (Sat)
Early Bloomers - Burr Oak

2:00 pm We will search a woodland trail for early blooming spring wildflowers peeking up from the forest floor. Meet at the nature center for this 1.5 mile hike.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Burr Oak State Park, Phone: 740-767-2981

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 27 miles
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Family Oriented
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Apr 7 (Sat)
Morning Chores

9:00 am Join the farmer in feeding animals and help with other barnyard chores. Ages 5 and older. Be prepared to participate. Wear closed toed shoes for safety and clothes that you do not mind getting dirty. This is a rain or shine event so be prepared for the weather.

Cost: Free Event - waiting list

Contact: Slate Run Farm, Phone: 614-508-8111

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 27 miles
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Apr 7 (Sat)
Masters of the Mind

8:00 pm show. Performing for the first time together in this new production, four internationally-acclaimed mentalists, who have been seen on NBC, FOX, CNN, BRAVO, HISTORY, DISCOVERY and UNIVISION, among others, demonstrate the phenomenal power of the mind via Telekinesis, Hypnosis, Mind Reading and Predictions, leaving audiences enlightened and enthralled.......

Cost: $20 per person

Contact: Ohio University Performing Arts Series, Phone: 740-753-1924

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 24 miles
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Apr 7 (Sat)
Athens Farmers Market

9:00 am - 12:00 pm. Sat and Wed. 4-7pm Thu Saturdays - Year Round. Wednesdays - April/December. Thursday Evenings - May/September.This is one of the areas most celebrated institutions. The first market, held on a summer day in 1972, drew participation from three producers the following week, there were five. That summer, market participation peaked at a dozen......

Cost: Free event

Contact: Athens Farmers Market, Phone: 740-593-6763

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 26 miles
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Apr 7 (Sat)
Movie Night - Clue

7:00 - 9:00 pmSponsored by Ware Funeral Home. Clue. -Six guests are invited to a strange house and must cooperate with the staff to solve a murder mystery-. Rated PG. Comedy, Crime, Mystery. Starring - Eileen Brennan, Tim Curry, Madeline Kahn.

Cost: $5.00 per person

Contact: Majestic Theatre, Phone: 740-772-2041

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 24 miles
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Apr 8 (Sun)
Potato Planting

1:00 - 3:00 pm Help cut, sort and plant potatoes garden conditions permitting and learn about their place in history. Ages 5 and older. Be prepared to participate. Wear closed toed shoes for safety and clothes that you do not mind getting dirty. This is a rain or shine event so be prepared for the weather.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Slate Run Farm, Phone: 614-508-8111

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 27 miles
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Apr 8 (Sun)
Birds at Adena

2:00 pm Does your child enjoy exploring the outdoors. Are they interested in Ohios wildlife. Then join us for Birds at Adena.This event is perfect for your little ones to learn about birds in the area, while making a birdhouse to take home and enjoy. Adenas own Braeden Conaway will teach the children about birds that live here at Adena, and hopefully they will......

Cost: $5 per person

Contact: Adena Mansion and Gardens, Phone: 740-772-1500

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 26 miles
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Apr 8 (Sun)
Poets of the Appalachian Region

2:00 pmThe Ohio Poetry Association is sponsoring an afternoon in celebration of National Poetry Month. Twelve poets with their own roots in Appalachia will read original poems written in response to artwork found in the exhibition.

Cost: $8/pre-registration, $10/door

Contact: Decorative Arts Center, Phone: 740-681-1423

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 20 miles
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Apr 9 (Mon)
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Apr 15 (Sun)
Athens International Film Video Festival

Monday, April 9 - 1:00 Street Fighting Men, 1:30 Good Luck, 3:00 Boiling Point, 3:30 Left On Pearl, 5:00 Spaces and Places, 5:15 Kusama Infinity, 5:30 Of The Voice, 7:00 Farmsteaders Opening Night Film, 7:15 Beyond The Body, 7:30 Pin Cushion, 9:15 Ruin Me, 9:30 House of Norway, 9:45 Lightness and Darkness, Tuesday, April 10 - 1:30 3, 1:30 Manlife, 3:00 Portraits,......

Cost: TBA

Contact: Athens Intl film and video Festival, Phone: 740-593-1330

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 24 miles
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Apr 12 (Thu)
Homeschoolers at the Farm - Give and Take

1:00 - 2:00 pm Learn what care the farmer gives to the livestock and how the animals help the farm family. Ages 5 and older. Be prepared to participate. Wear closed toed shoes for safety and clothes that you do not mind getting dirty. This is a rain or shine event so be prepared for the weather.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Slate Run Farm, Phone: 614-508-8111

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 27 miles
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Apr 12 (Thu)
Anna and Elizabeth

8:00 pmFloor: $22/advance $25/door Balcony: $19/advance $22/door Box Seats: $27/advance $30/doorAnna and Elizabeth has appeared on stages across the world, including the Cambridge Folk Festival, Brighton Festival, Newport Folk Festival, National Sawdust, Atlanta Museum of Modern Art, Old Town School of Folk Music, Brooklyn Folk Fest intimate theaters across......

Cost: $19-30 per person

Contact: Stuart's Opera House , Phone: 740-753-1924

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 16 miles
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Apr 13 (Fri)
Bob Boilen of NPR Music Presents

8:00 pm Stuarts Opera House welcomes NPR Musics Bob Boilen for a special showcase of music featuring Valerie June, Julie Byrne, and River Whyless. This show is presented in collaboration with The Ohio University Scripps College of Communication, in partnership with the Ohio University Performing Arts Concert Series, the School of Media Arts Studies, the E.W.......

Cost: $15 per person

Contact: Stuart's Opera House , Phone: 740-753-1924

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 16 miles
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Apr 13 (Fri)
Friday Fishing - Lake Hope

6:00 - 8:00 pm.Join the naturalist for an evening of free fishing fun. Poles and bait are provided. Ages 16 must present a valid fishing license. Meet at the Lake Hope dam. Lake Hope Nature Center is open Saturdays from 1:00-4:00 pm and Sundays from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm. Closed on April 1st and April 29th.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Lake Hope State Park, Phone: 740-596-3030

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 12 miles
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Apr 13 (Fri)
Conkle's Creep

10:00 am Conkle s Hollow State Nature Preserve is one of the most unique locations in the Hocking Hills. Join the naturalist for a short hike to find out why. Meet in the parking area. No pets allowed in the nature preserve please.

Cost: Free

Contact: Hocking Hills State Park , Phone: 740-385-6841

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 3 miles
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Apr 13 (Fri)
Archery for Beginners - Burr Oak

3:00 - 5:00 pm. All of the equipment will be provided for you to try your hand at archery. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at the lodge shelter house.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Burr Oak State Park, Phone: 740-767-2981

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 27 miles
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Apr 13 (Fri)
Movie Premiere - Blood Alley

5:00 - 10:00 pmChillicothe Makes a Movie premieres - Blood Alley. An edited PG-13 version will be shown for families with a Not Rated version being shown later in the day for general public contains adult language.

Cost: TBD

Contact: Majestic Theatre, Phone: 740-772-2041

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 24 miles
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Apr 13 (Fri)
Live Performance - Kelly Vaughn

7:00 - 10:00 pmWelcoming Kelly Vaughn for Live Music Friday Nights at Square 7: Never a cover. always a good time.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Square 7 , Phone: 740-653-1755

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 20 miles
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Apr 13 (Fri)
Apr 14 (Sat)
Apr 15 (Sun)
Rampage at Skyview Drive-In

7:00 pm ticket office opens. 8:15 pm approximately movies start.RampageAction / Adventure PG-13Dwayne JohnsonAlsoReady Player OneAction / Adventure PG-13A Steven Spelberg Film - An Adventure too big for the Real World.

Cost: $4-8 per person

Contact: Skyview Drive-In, Phone: 740-653-5517

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 20 miles
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Apr 14 (Sat)
Earth Day Bird Walk - Burr Oak

9:00 amCelebrate Earth Day by looking closely at some of Earths beautiful creatures. Bring your binoculars or borrow a pair from the naturalist. Meet at the Nature Center.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Burr Oak State Park, Phone: 740-767-2981

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 27 miles
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Apr 14 (Sat)
Sheep on the Farm

1:00 - 3:00 pm Watch sheep shearing, meet the lambs and learn about the uses of wool. Ages 5 and older. Be prepared to participate. Wear closed toed shoes for safety and clothes that you do not mind getting dirty. This is a rain or shine event so be prepared for the weather.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Slate Run Farm, Phone: 614-508-8111

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 27 miles
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

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Apr 14 (Sat)
Morning Chores

9:00 - 10:15 am Join the farmer in feeding animals and help with other barnyard chores. Ages 5 and older. Be prepared to participate. Wear closed toed shoes for safety and clothes that you do not mind getting dirty. This is a rain or shine event so be prepared for the weather.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Slate Run Farm, Phone: 614-508-8111

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 27 miles
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

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Apr 14 (Sat)
Birds and Blooms - Burr Oak

Saturdays in April Come celebrate spring and the annual display of wildflowers and the arrival of migratory birds. We will hike a variety of trails throughout the park to appreciate these plant and avian beauties. Visit us at the Nature Center.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Burr Oak State Park, Phone: 740-767-2981

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 27 miles
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

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Apr 14 (Sat)
Wildflower Walk - Lake Hope

10:00 am.Discover what blooms are emerging from the forest floor. Less than 1 mile. Meet at Hope School House to caravan to the Moonville Tunnel. Lake Hope Nature Center is open Saturdays from 1:00-4:00 pm and Sundays from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm. Closed on April 1st and April 29th.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Lake Hope State Park, Phone: 740-596-3030

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 12 miles
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
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Apr 14 (Sat)
Blooming Beauties - Burr Oak

2:00 pmBy now the spring wildflowers should be giving us a showy display. Join the naturalist for a 2-mile hike to identify and enjoy woodland wildflowers. Meet at the Tom Jenkins Dam.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Burr Oak State Park, Phone: 740-767-2981

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 27 miles
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Apr 14 (Sat)
Historic Lantern Tour of Ash Cave

8:00 pm. The mystery of Ash Cave is special, as far back as the last Ice Age and beyond. Join the naturalist in the parking lot area to explore Ash Cave by lantern light and learn about this special history first hand. We supply the lights you supply the imagination. No pets please at the lantern tour.

Cost: Free

Contact: Hocking Hills State Park , Phone: 740-385-6841

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 2 miles
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Apr 14 (Sat)
Matt the Cat at Ale House 1890

9:00 pm - 12:00 amSince 1890 this location in Lancaster has provided spirits and good times. Ale House 1890 continues that tradition with great food/libations in a landmark location with live music. Matt the Cat plays all your favorite music from every decade and genre.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Ale House 1890, Phone: 740-277-6053

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 20 miles
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Apr 14 (Sat)
Apr 15 (Sun)
Colt Starting with Lynn Semingson

Got a new colt to start. Just need to tune up Nelly or Chester for summer riding. We got just the thing. You can bring your colt and/or any of your horses that may need a tune up or needs help with a problem and we will help you get them started the right way. Lynn started breaking horses at the age of 14. He has over 40 plus years of experience and a way with......

Cost: $400/everything except lodging

Contact: Smoke Rise Ranch, Phone: 740-767-2624

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 21 miles
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Apr 14 (Sat)
Apr 15 (Sun)
10th Annual Hocking County Ag Days

9:00 am - 5:00 pm Saturday9:00 am - 4:00 pm SundayFlag raising and opening ceremony at 9am with Ohio Farm Bureaus Executive VP Adam Sharp honoring the Hocking County law enforcement. The gospel group -Persuaded- on Saturday, Boy Scout demonstrations, saw dust find, skillet and wrench contest, -Hocking County Bluegrass Boys-, garden tractor pulls, antique tractor......

Cost: Free Event - Reg Req

Contact: Hocking County Fairgrounds, Phone: 740-385-3016

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 11 miles
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Apr 14 (Sat)
Covered Bridge Music Series

7:00 pm Food and Beverages available including cash bar.7:30 pm Doors Open. 8:00 pm Concert Begins. The Covered Bridge Music Series is thrilled to welcome the truly exceptional Bonnie Bishop to the Wagner Theatre stage.Born in Cincinnati, Ohio and raised in Texas by way of Mississippi, Bonnie started out writing and performing more country influenced songs including......

Cost: $20/advance, $25/door

Contact: Lancaster Festival, Phone: 740-681-8210

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 20 miles

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Apr 14 (Sat)
Covered Bridge Music Series

7:00 pm Food and Beverages available including cash bar.7:30 pm Doors Open. 8:00 pm Concert Begins. The Covered Bridge Music Series is thrilled to welcome the truly exceptional Bonnie Bishop to the Wagner Theatre stage.Born in Cincinnati, Ohio and raised in Texas by way of Mississippi, Bonnie started out writing and performing more country influenced songs including......

Cost: $20/advance, $25/door

Contact: Lancaster Festival, Phone: 740-681-8210

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 20 miles

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Apr 14 (Sat)
Apr 15 (Sun)
Todd Sheaffer of Railroad at Eclipse Company Store

8:00 - 10:00 pm Saturday April 14th12:00 - 2:00 pm Sunday April 15th Eclipse Company Store is kicking off their outdoor music season with 2 HUGE shows. We are absolutely honored to host Todd Sheaffer for 2 special acoustic shows on April 14th and 15th. Sheaffer is the lead singer, songwriter and guitarist for Railroad Earth - one of the nations premiere Americana/Bluegrass/Jam......

Cost: $15/advance, $20/door

Contact: Eclipse Company Store, Phone: 740-677-4904

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 23 miles
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Apr 14 (Sat)
Athens Farmers Market

9:00 am - 12:00 pm. Sat and Wed. 4-7pm Thu Saturdays - Year Round. Wednesdays - April/December. Thursday Evenings - May/September.This is one of the areas most celebrated institutions. The first market, held on a summer day in 1972, drew participation from three producers the following week, there were five. That summer, market participation peaked at a dozen......

Cost: Free event

Contact: Athens Farmers Market, Phone: 740-593-6763

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 26 miles
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Apr 14 (Sat)
Soap Making Workshop

10:30 am - 12:30 pm. Soapmaking Workshop with Jane Hill of Harleys Soaps. Join us for one of our most popular workshops. Learn how to make cold process castile soaps. You will take home a reusable mold and one pound of soap. You will get to choose from a variety of fragrances and colors to make your soap.

Cost: $40/45 per person

Contact: Keller Market House, Phone: 740-277-6305

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 20 miles
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Apr 14 (Sat)
Appalachian Listening Room

6:30 pm Doors open. 7:00 pm Show.Appalachian Listening Room - ALR - gives songwriters, performers, and poets a place to perform for an attentive audience. 90 minutes of music in an intimate setting. There is no food service. High end sodas from around the world will be available on site. April 14th - Megan Bee and Jonathon MorganMay 10th - Jasey Schnaars and......

Cost: $10/person

Contact: Appalachian Listening Room, Phone: 740-380-6683

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 10 miles
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Apr 15 (Sun)
Archery - Lake Hope

1:00 - 3:00 pm.Learn how to shoot a bow and arrow or perfect your skills. Meet at the Archery Range near the shelter house. Equipment provided. Lake Hope Nature Center is open Saturdays from 1:00-4:00 pm and Sundays from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm. Closed on April 1st and April 29th.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Lake Hope State Park, Phone: 740-596-3030

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 12 miles
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Apr 15 (Sun)
Athens Asylum Walking Tours

2:00 - 4:00 pm.Due to the popularity of our tours we now require preregistration. This is an outdoor walking tour and will cover the entire loop of the grounds including the cemeteries so if you have small children, bring a stroller. George Eberts, an expert on the history of the Athens Asylum or -The Ridges,- will lead an outdoor walking tour of the asylum......

Cost: $12-$15 per person/Res Req

Contact: Athens Asylum, Phone: 740-592-2280

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 24 miles
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Family Oriented
Special Interest
Historical

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Apr 18 (Wed)
Apr 19 (Thu)
Indigo Girls

8:00 pm Both NightsFloor Seats: $68/advance $73/door Balcony Seats: $58/advance $63/door Box Seats: $78/advance $83/doorPresented in collaboration with Ohio University Performing Arts and Concert Series. Twenty years after they began releasing records as the Indigo Girls, Amy Ray and Emily Saliers have politely declined the opportunity to slow down with age.......

Cost: Sold Out

Contact: Stuart's Opera House , Phone: 740-753-1924

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 16 miles
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Apr 18 (Wed)
Athens Farmers Market

9:00 am - 12:00 pm. Sat and Wed. 4-7pm Thu Saturdays - Year Round. Wednesdays - April/December. This is one of the areas most celebrated institutions. The first market, held on a summer day in 1972, drew participation from three producers the following week, there were five. That summer, market participation peaked at a dozen vendors, mostly vegetable producers.......

Cost: Free event

Contact: Athens Farmers Market, Phone: 740-593-6763

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 26 miles
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Apr 19 (Thu)
Metro Five-0: Level 3 Spring Wildflower Stroll

11:00 am - 12:30 pm. Ages 50. Take a leisurely stroll to look for spring wildflowers. Meeting Place - Buzzards Roost Picnic Area, 1375 State Route 674 North, Canal Winchester, OH 43110Not wheelchair accessible.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Slate Run Metro Park, Phone: 614-833-1880

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 27 miles
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

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Apr 20 (Fri)
Archery for Beginners - Burr Oak

3:00 - 5:00 pm. All of the equipment will be provided for you to try your hand at archery. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at the lodge shelter house.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Burr Oak State Park, Phone: 740-767-2981

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 27 miles
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

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Apr 20 (Fri)
Friday Fishing - Lake Hope

6:00 - 8:00 pm.Join the naturalist for an evening of free fishing fun. Poles and bait are provided. Ages 16 must present a valid fishing license. Meet at the Lake Hope dam. Lake Hope Nature Center is open Saturdays from 1:00-4:00 pm and Sundays from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm. Closed on April 1st and April 29th.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Lake Hope State Park, Phone: 740-596-3030

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 12 miles
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
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Apr 20 (Fri)
Apr 21 (Sat)
Apr 22 (Sun)
Birds in the Hills Festival

Come join rural Action and Camp Oty Okwa for the 3rd annual birds in the Hills Festival. There will be birding hikes, live music, kids activities, presentations, guided field trips, a silent auction, beer tasting and so much more. Food will be provided by Camp OtyOkwa and sourced locally. $10 entry fee per person Under 10 years of age - FREE$15 camping per night per family

Cost: $10/event, $15/camping Reg Req

Contact: Rural Action , Phone: 740-767-2225

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 3 miles
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film
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Apr 20 (Fri)
Chelsea Roese acoustic at Ale House 1890

9:00 pm - 12:00 amSince 1890 this location in Lancaster has provided spirits and good times. Ale House 1890 continues that tradition with great food/libations in a landmark location with live music. Chelsea Roese serenades the Ale House with an all acoustic mix of all your favorite cover tunes and originals.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Ale House 1890, Phone: 740-277-6053

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 20 miles
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Apr 20 (Fri)
Apr 21 (Sat)
Apr 22 (Sun)
Bring in the Spring Cattle Weekend

Bring In The Spring. Join us for a little leg stretching and welcoming in the warmer weather. Cattle Drive participation is free to all campers $10 day fee applies to everyone else who wants to join in the drive. Friday 20th - Cattle Round-Up, 1:00pm $10 rider fee for non-campers ......

Cost: Assorted Costs

Contact: Smoke Rise Ranch, Phone: 740-767-2624

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 21 miles
Family Oriented
Special Interest
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Apr 21 (Sat)
Wildflowers and Waterfalls Hike

10:00 am. Join us for a celebration of spring in the Hocking Hills. Observe nature's carpet of wildflowers and sparkling waterfalls in beautiful Hocking Hills. Meet at the parking lot at Ash Cave.

Cost: Free

Contact: Hocking Hills State Park , Phone: 740-385-6842

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 2 miles
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Apr 21 (Sat)
See the Birds

8:00 am. All Ages. Take a walk with Metro Parks Resource Manager and see migrating birds. Meeting Place is Clear Creek Creekside Meadows, 23833 Clear Creek Road, Rockbridge, OH 43149

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Clear Creek Metro Park, Phone: 740-969-9001

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 12 miles
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
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Apr 21 (Sat)
Earth Day Wildflower Walk - Burr Oak

2:00 pmCelebrate Earth Day with a walk to enjoy springs showy display of wildflowers. Meet at the boat ramp / Ravine Trail near the lodge for this 1.5-mile hike.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Burr Oak State Park, Phone: 740-767-2981

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 27 miles
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
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Apr 21 (Sat)
Birds and Blooms - Burr Oak

Saturdays in April Come celebrate spring and the annual display of wildflowers and the arrival of migratory birds. We will hike a variety of trails throughout the park to appreciate these plant and avian beauties. Visit us at the Nature Center.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Burr Oak State Park, Phone: 740-767-2981

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 27 miles
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Family Oriented
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Apr 21 (Sat)
Wildflower Driving Tour - Lake Hope

10:00 am.Join the naturalist for a driving tour along Raccoon Creek to identify wildflowers and discuss folklore. Stop along the way for some up-close looks at springs beauties. Meet below the Lake Hope dam. Lake Hope Nature Center is open Saturdays from 1:00-4:00 pm and Sundays from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm. Closed on April 1st and April 29th.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Lake Hope State Park, Phone: 740-596-3030

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 12 miles
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Apr 21 (Sat)
Morning Chores

9:00 - 10:15 am Join the farmer in feeding animals and help with other barnyard chores. Ages 5 and older. Be prepared to participate. Wear closed toed shoes for safety and clothes that you do not mind getting dirty. This is a rain or shine event so be prepared for the weather.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Slate Run Farm, Phone: 614-508-8111

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 27 miles
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Family Oriented
Special Interest
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Apr 21 (Sat)
Reptile Rampage

2:00 pmWhat makes a reptile a reptile... what is cold blooded... who lives around here...For the answer to these and other questions join the naturalist at the naturalists cabin located behind the Old Mans Cave Visitor Center.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Hocking Hills State Park , Phone: 740-385-6842

Distance from Old Man's Cave: about a mile
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Apr 21 (Sat)
Trillium Festival at Mathias Grove

10:00 am - 2:30 pmThe time is here when the foothills of Appalachia come to life with the beauty of the great white trillium our state wild flower. 10:00 am - Morning Hike12:30 pm - Pot Luck - Bring a covered dish to share. Table service, drinks and ice cream will be provided. 1:30 pm - Afternoon Hike2:30 pm - Garlic Mustard Frolic and Demonstration Site Cleanup.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Appalachia Ohio Alliance, Phone: 334-399-2345

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 11 miles
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Family Oriented
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Apr 21 (Sat)
Spring Wildflower Hike

1:00 - 3:00 pmThe Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Department of Natural Areas and Preserves will be hosting a spring wildflower hike at Boch Hollow. during the program we will search for, identify, and discuss the wonders of spring. the trail is strenuous. Please dress appropriately for the weather and bring water. We will meet at the north trail head......

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Ohio Division of Natural Areas and Preserves, Phone: 740-380-8918

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 15 miles
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Apr 21 (Sat)
Charles Wesley Live at Ale House 1890

9:00 pm - 12:00 amSince 1890 this location in Lancaster has provided spirits and good times. Ale House 1890 continues that tradition with great food/libations in a landmark location with live music. Charles Wesleys sound is shaped by the time weathered hills and hollers of his home. Charles is a singer-songwriter born and raised in West Virginia. Nowadays, if......

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Ale House 1890, Phone: 740-277-6053

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 20 miles
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Apr 21 (Sat)
Community Fishing Day and Earth Day Celebration

8:30 am sign in for Fishing Derby9:00 - 10:00 am Passport to Fishing Education Program 10:00 am - 12:00 pm - Fishing DerbyCome celebrate the re-opening of Lake Loretta. Kids ages 15 and younger can participate in a fishing education session and receive free fishing gear. A catch and release fishing Derby will begin at 10:00 am. Fishing bait provided. A few fishing......

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Alley Park, Phone: 740-687-6651

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 17 miles
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
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Apr 21 (Sat)
Athens Farmers Market

9:00 am - 12:00 pm. Sat and Wed. 4-7pm Thu Saturdays - Year Round. Wednesdays - April/December. This is one of the areas most celebrated institutions. The first market, held on a summer day in 1972, drew participation from three producers the following week, there were five. That summer, market participation peaked at a dozen vendors, mostly vegetable producers.......

Cost: Free event

Contact: Athens Farmers Market, Phone: 740-593-6763

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 26 miles
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Apr 21 (Sat)
9th Annual Women of Appalachia Project

6:00 - 9:00 pm on Apr 21st for Closing Reception of Fine Art Exhibit. Exhibit runs from Jan 16th to Apr 20th. in the Multicultural Gallery at Baker Center. This is a Women Speak Presentation. Reception following performance. Many people have an image of an Appalachian woman, and they look down on her. The Women of Appalachia Project encourages participation......

Cost: Donations accepted.

Contact: Baker Center, Ohio University, Phone: 740-592-4981

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 24 miles
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Apr 21 (Sat)
Spring Fling Photography Workshop

8:00 am - 1:00 pmWe will be leading a photography workshop into a secluded area of the Hocking Hills. The workshop is limited to 6 people so we may concentrate on providing insights and instructions. Bringing a tripod is recommended. This is an introduction class for understanding, developing and bringing your vision into reality. We will work with each individual......

Cost: $75 per person

Contact: Dusty Blues Photography Art Gallery, Phone: 740-385-5830

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 7 miles
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Apr 21 (Sat)
David Wilcox at Fur Peace Ranch

Gates open 7:00 pm, Show 8:00 pm. David Patrick Wilcox is an American folk musician and singer-songwriter guitarist. He has been active in the music business since the late 1980s.All tickets are held at will call. We do not mail tickets.

Cost: $25/30 per person

Contact: Fur Peace Ranch, Phone: 740-992-6228

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 34 miles
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Apr 22 (Sun)
Apr 23 (Mon)
Apr 24 (Tue)
Apr 25 (Wed)
Apr 26 (Thu)
Buckeye Trailfest Pre-Events Hike-in

8:45 am meet. 9:00 am depart on hikes. Start off 2018 TrailFest Celebration just right. Each year, prior to the official opening of the festivities, Hiking In to the Buckeye TrailFest location has been offered. Make sure to join in on the fun this year as John Rethman and Byron Guy guide us through hiking the ENTIRE Old Mans Cave Section of The Buckeye Trail.......

Cost: TBA

Contact: The Buckeye Trail Association, Phone: 513-505-6698

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 3 miles
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
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Apr 22 (Sun)
Sheep on the Farm

1:00 - 3:00 pm Watch sheep shearing, meet the lambs and learn about the uses of wool. Ages 5 and older. Be prepared to participate. Wear closed toed shoes for safety and clothes that you do not mind getting dirty. This is a rain or shine event so be prepared for the weather.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Slate Run Farm, Phone: 614-508-8111

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 27 miles
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Family Oriented
Special Interest
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Apr 22 (Sun)
Spring Hike

2:00 pm Gear up for spring on a guided woodland hike Join Joe Bost for a hike around the grounds and trails of Adena Mansion and Gardens. Participants will meet at the Visitor Center at 2:00pm.This event is offered at no cost and is open to adults and children. It is recommended that everyone dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes. Registration is......

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Adena Mansion and Gardens, Phone: 740-772-1500

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 26 miles
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Apr 24 (Tue)
Big Hike at Boch Hollow

9:30 am - 12:30 pmJoin us for a 4-mile hike through a wide variety of habitats as we seek out signs of spring. Along the trail we will look for spring ephemeral wildflowers and other new arrivals of the season. The trail is strenuous. Please dress appropriately for the weather and bring water. We will meet at the north trail head on Beach Camp Rd, approximately 1 mile east of 664.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Ohio Division of Natural Areas and Preserves, Phone: 740-380-8918

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 15 miles
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
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Apr 25 (Wed)
Apr 26 (Thu)
Apr 27 (Fri)
Apr 28 (Sat)
Apr 29 (Sun)
Buckeye Trailfest Celebration 2018

Festivities start on April 25th in the evening with -A Shared Vision: A Land Managers Roundtable- hosted by the North Country National Scenic Trail and the US National Park Service. Thursday, April 26th - Pre-registration hikes are 1 AM Hike A: The Grandma Gatewood Trail: Upper Falls to Ash Cave, 6 miles, Moderate. 2 PM Hike B: Boch Hollow State Nature Preserve,......

Cost: $55-85/entire event

Contact: The Buckeye Trail Association, Phone: 740-394-2008

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 3 miles
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
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Apr 25 (Wed)
Buckeye Trailfest Celebration 2018 Programs

3:00-6:00 pm Registration. 7:00pm - NPS Roundtable - A Shared Vision: A Land Managers Roundtable - Dining Hall, Camp Oty Okwa.

Contact: The Buckeye Trail Association, Phone: 740-394-2008

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 3 miles
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Apr 25 (Wed)
Athens Farmers Market

9:00 am - 12:00 pm. Sat and Wed. 4-7pm Thu Saturdays - Year Round. Wednesdays - April/December. This is one of the areas most celebrated institutions. The first market, held on a summer day in 1972, drew participation from three producers the following week, there were five. That summer, market participation peaked at a dozen vendors, mostly vegetable producers.......

Cost: Free event

Contact: Athens Farmers Market, Phone: 740-593-6763

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 26 miles
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Apr 26 (Thu)
Family Day at Trailfest Celebration 2018

9:30 am Arrive at Camp Oty Okwa - Restrooms are available at the large, white barn at the entrance to camp and at the dining hall near the shelter where we will meet for our 10:00 am hike to Split Rocks. Meet your leader, Heather Stehle and her elementary-age sons, at the shelter near the flagpole between 9:30 - 10:00 am. Heather is a local resident, Director......

Cost: $10 - Family Day Only/limit 5

Contact: The Buckeye Trail Association, Phone: 740-394-2008

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 3 miles
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Family Oriented
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Apr 26 (Thu)
Buckeye Trailfest Celebration 2018 Programs

8:00 am - 6:00 pm Registration. 7:30-9:00 am - Breakfast/Lunch to go.All Day - Hiking Activities and NCTA Board Meeting4:00pm - Happy Hour - Gazebo Area4:30pm - Speaker Backpacker Magazines GET OUT MORE Tour Ambassor, Randy Propster, 75 minute Backpacking Skills and Techniques. 6:00pm - Supper7:00-9:00pm - Evening program with NPS Awards and Intro to Appalachian......

Cost: $25-55 per person

Contact: The Buckeye Trail Association, Phone: 740-394-2008

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 3 miles
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Apr 27 (Fri)
Nearly Full Moon Hike - Burr Oak

8:30 pmThe full moon of April is known as the -Pink Moon- but do not think it will turn pink. Find out the reason for the name while enjoying the trail at night on this 1.5-mile hike. Wear sturdy hiking boots / shoes. Meet at the Lodge.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Burr Oak State Park, Phone: 740-767-2981

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 27 miles
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
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Apr 27 (Fri)
The Wonders of Old Man's Cave

10:00 am. Meet the Naturalist at the Naturalist Cabin for a short hike and discover some facts about the history of the area and the rock formations that are found through the park.

Cost: Free

Contact: Hocking Hills State Park , Phone: 740-385-6841

Distance from Old Man's Cave: about a mile
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Historical

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Apr 27 (Fri)
Friday Fishing - Lake Hope

6:00 - 8:00 pm.Join the naturalist for an evening of free fishing fun. Poles and bait are provided. Ages 16 must present a valid fishing license. Meet at the Lake Hope dam. Lake Hope Nature Center is open Saturdays from 1:00-4:00 pm and Sundays from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm. Closed on April 1st and April 29th.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Lake Hope State Park, Phone: 740-596-3030

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 12 miles
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

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Apr 27 (Fri)
Buckeye Trailfest Celebration 2018 Programs

8:00am - 8:00pm - Registration. 7:30-9:00am - Breakfast/Lunch to go.All Day - Hiking Activities and Little Cities of the Black Diamonds Tour.9:00-9:50am - Moderated Discussion: Building support for our trails: Best practices from trail advocates. 9:00-10:30am - Hands-on Workshop: Citizen Science on the BT with Joe Brehm, Rural Action Environmental Education......

Cost: $35-65 per person

Contact: The Buckeye Trail Association, Phone: 740-394-2008

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 3 miles
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
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Apr 27 (Fri)
Reptiles R Us - Burr Oak

3:30 - 4:30 pmTake a reptile quiz to test your reptile IQ and meet a special guest. Ongoing in the Lodge Lobby.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Burr Oak State Park, Phone: 740-767-2981

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 27 miles
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
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Apr 28 (Sat)
Blooming Beauties - Burr Oak

2:00 pmJoin the naturalist for a 1.5-mile hike to enjoy the blooming of our woodland spring wildflowers. Meet at the nature center.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Burr Oak State Park, Phone: 740-767-2981

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 27 miles
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
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Apr 28 (Sat)
Cedar Falls Stroll

9:00 am. Join the naturalist and explore Cedar Falls. You will discover the natural and cultural history of this area of the park. Meet at the trail head.

Cost: Free

Contact: Hocking Hills State Park , Phone: 740-385-6841

Distance from Old Man's Cave: about a mile
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife
Historical

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Apr 28 (Sat)
Apr 29 (Sun)
May Baskets

1:00 - 3:00 pm Both days. Prepare to celebrate May Day in a traditional fashion as you make a simple cardboard basket to give to someone special.Ages 5 and older. Be prepared to participate. Wear closed toed shoes for safety and clothes that you do not mind getting dirty. This is a rain or shine event so be prepared for the weather.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Slate Run Farm, Phone: 614-508-8111

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 27 miles
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
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Apr 28 (Sat)
Spring Birding - Lake Hope

9:00 am.Search for feathered migrants on this leisurely walk through the camp ground. Some binoculars provided. Meet at the Nature Center. Lake Hope Nature Center is open Saturdays from 1:00-4:00 pm and Sundays from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm. Closed on April 1st and April 29th.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Lake Hope State Park, Phone: 740-596-3030

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 12 miles
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
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Apr 28 (Sat)
Apr 29 (Sun)
Buckeye Trailfest Celebration 2018 Programs

7:00am - 4:00pm - Registration. 7:30-9:00 am - Breakfast/Lunch to go. All Day - Hiking Activities, Family Day sponsored by Crane Hollow Nature Preserve and Little Cities of the Black Diamonds Tour. 9:00-9:50am - Presentation: 30 Days in the Wilderness with Derrick Passe, Kekekabic Trail Chapter, NCTA. 9:00-11:00am - Workshop: NCTA Trail Crew Leader Training......

Cost: $35-65 per person

Contact: The Buckeye Trail Association, Phone: 740-394-2008

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 3 miles
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
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Apr 28 (Sat)
Birds and Blooms - Burr Oak

Saturdays in April Come celebrate spring and the annual display of wildflowers and the arrival of migratory birds. We will hike a variety of trails throughout the park to appreciate these plant and avian beauties. Visit us at the Nature Center.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Burr Oak State Park, Phone: 740-767-2981

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 27 miles
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
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Apr 28 (Sat)
Scarlet Tanager Hike

9:00 amScarlet Tanager Hike at the bishop Educational Gardens. Meet in the field Parking Lot near Entrance. Free Program. Bring Binoculars. More Details to come.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Lilyfest, Phone: 740-385-3016

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 9 miles
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Apr 28 (Sat)
NRA Basic Personal Protection Inside the Home

Call for times. 8-hour course. Skill Level: Intermediate. Prerequisites: This course is for law-abiding adult citizens, as defined by applicable federal, state, or local law, and experienced shooters shooters able to show mastery of the basic skills of safe gun handling, shooting a group, zeroing the firearm, and cleaning the firearm. Prospective participants......

Cost: $125.00 / per person

Contact: On Guard Defense, Phone: 740-596-1984

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 8 miles
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Apr 28 (Sat)
Athens Farmers Market

9:00 am - 12:00 pm. Sat and Wed. 4-7pm Thu Saturdays - Year Round. Wednesdays - April/December. This is one of the areas most celebrated institutions. The first market, held on a summer day in 1972, drew participation from three producers the following week, there were five. That summer, market participation peaked at a dozen vendors, mostly vegetable producers.......

Cost: Free event

Contact: Athens Farmers Market, Phone: 740-593-6763

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 26 miles
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Apr 28 (Sat)
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Jun 17 (Sun)
Modern Inspirations - Art Quilts 1970 to Today

12:00 - 5:00 pm on Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri and Sat$5.00Free admission on WednesdaysMembers and Children under 12 are FreeThis exhibition documents the rich history of the art quilt movement as it relates to the development of this new quilt aesthetic. This exhibition of 30 iconic historic and contemporary quilts by master artists from around the world is a feast......

Cost: $5/adults except Wed

Contact: Dairy Barn, Phone: 740-592-4981

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 24 miles
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Apr 28 (Sat)
Hocking College Foundation Spring Gala

6:00 - 9:00 pmVIP Hour at 5:00 pmHocking College Foundations 2nd Annual spring Gala is a night of art, music and fine dining to raise money for the Hocking College General Scholarship. Join us as we feature the students and faculty of the Hocking College Art, Design and Marketing, Music Management and Culinary Arts academic programs. Guests will have the opportunity......

Cost: Call for Info

Contact: Hocking College, Phone: 740-753-3531

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 17 miles
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Apr 28 (Sat)
Pistol Skills I

1:00 - 5:00 pm. Now that you have your Concealed Handgun License CHL the next step is to learn how to safely draw your gun from a holster in a defensive situation. Pistol Skills I is a must for those that actually carry each day or for those that need to guild further confidence so they will choose to carry each day. Skill Level is Intermediate. You must have......

Cost: $125.00 / per person

Contact: On Guard Defense, Phone: 740-596-1984

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 8 miles
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Apr 28 (Sat)
NRA Basic Personal Protection Outside the Home

Call for times. Day 1 - 8-hour course, Day 2 - 6-hour course. Skill Level: Intermediate. Prerequisites: This course is for adult individuals who are not disqualified from possessing a firearm as defined by applicable federal, state, or local law and are of good repute and possess defensive pistol skills presented in the NRA Basics of Personal Protection In......

Cost: $225.00 / per person

Contact: On Guard Defense, Phone: 740-596-1984

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 8 miles
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Apr 28 (Sat)
NRA Home firearm Safety Course

Call for times. 4 Hours. Skill Level: Intermediate. This course teaches safe gun handling and is conducted in the classroom only. This course introduces students to the NRAs three rules for safe gun handling primary causes of unintended discharges of a firearm handgun, rifle and shotgun parts and operation ammunition components how to unload specified action......

Cost: $65.00 / per person

Contact: On Guard Defense, Phone: 740-596-1984

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 8 miles
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Apr 28 (Sat)
NRA Basic Rifle

Call for times. 8-9 hours. Skill Level: Beginner. This course teaches the basic knowledge, skills and attitude necessary for the safe use of a rifle in target shooting. This course includes classroom and range time learning to shoot rifles. Students learn NRAs rules for safe gun handling rifle parts and operation ammunition shooting fundamentals range rules......

Cost: $125.00 / per person

Contact: On Guard Defense, Phone: 740-596-1984

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 8 miles
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Apr 28 (Sat)
Birdwatching Walk

Call for time. Several Audubon Society birders will lead a birdwatching walk through the various forest, prairie, wetland and riparian habitats at AOAs Marsha Schneider Preserve.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Appalachia Ohio Alliance, Phone: 334-399-2345

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 25 miles
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

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Apr 28 (Sat)
Soap Making Workshop

10:30 am - 12:30 pm. Soapmaking Workshop with Jane Hill of Harleys Soaps. Join us for one of our most popular workshops. Learn how to make cold process castile soaps. You will take home a reusable mold and one pound of soap. You will get to choose from a variety of fragrances and colors to make your soap.

Cost: $40/45 per person

Contact: Keller Market House, Phone: 740-277-6305

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 20 miles
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Apr 28 (Sat)
Beyond Chamomile: Herbs for Stress, Anxiety and

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm. with Aniko Zala of Wild Originsthere are so many gentle and powerful herbs that can bring balance to the nervous system and help calm the mind when we experience anxiety or have trouble falling asleep. In this class we will discuss and sample herbal remedies that can be used to manage anxiety, stress and insomnia. At the end of the class we......

Cost: $40 per person

Contact: Keller Market House, Phone: 740-277-6305

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 20 miles
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Apr 29 (Sun)
Full Moon Hike - Lake Hope

8:00 pm.Enjoy a 3-mile hike illuminated by the moon. Meet at the shelter house. Lake Hope Nature Center is open Saturdays from 1:00-4:00 pm and Sundays from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm. Closed on April 1st and April 29th.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Lake Hope State Park, Phone: 740-596-3030

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 12 miles
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
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Apr 29 (Sun)
Archery - Lake Hope

4:00 - 6:00 pm.Learn how to shoot a bow and arrow or perfect your skills. Meet at the Archery Range across the road from the shelter house. Equipment provided. Lake Hope Nature Center is open Saturdays from 1:00-4:00 pm and Sundays from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm. Closed on April 1st and April 29th.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Lake Hope State Park, Phone: 740-596-3030

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 12 miles
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest

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Apr 29 (Sun)
On Guard Defense Ohio Concealed Carry

On Guard Defense offers instructor-led training that consists of a minimum of 6 hours of classroom instruction followed by 2 hours on the range. Classes are designed to meet the needs of both novice and experienced shooters and includes instruction on: 1 Essential gun safety rules. 2 Different types of pistols and which one is best for you. 3 The basics of ammunition.......

Cost: $125.00 / per person

Contact: On Guard Defense, Phone: 740-596-1984

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 8 miles
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Apr 29 (Sun)
Photo Scavenger Hunt

1:00 - 4:00 pm.Check into the lower level to receive your scavenger hunt for the day. Work individually or as a group to find and photograph the items at Alley Park. Return to the Nature Center by 4:00 pm to receive a prize based on how many items you found.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Alley Park, Phone: 740-687-6651

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 17 miles
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

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Apr 29 (Sun)
thru
Jun 17 (Sun)
Modern Quilts-Designs of the New Century Exhibit

12:00 - 5:00 pm on Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri and Sat$5.00Free admission on WednesdaysMembers and Children under 12 are FreeModern quilts mean different things to different people. Modern quilts are utilitarian. They are art. They tell stories. They are graphic, improvisational, or minimalist. They break the rules. They make a statement. No matter the design aesthetic,......

Cost: $5/adults except Wed

Contact: Dairy Barn, Phone: 740-592-4981

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 24 miles
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film

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