Little Cities Region Calendar Update (Late March-April)

Spring Equinox Interpretive Hike

Sat., March 23 • 10AM. • Tom Jenkins Dam • Burr Oak Lake

The Buckeye Trail Association and the Sunday Creek Watershed Group will welcome Spring with a hike on the Buckeye Trail near Burr Oak Lake, celebrating the Spring Equinox.  About 1.5 miles into the hike the hike will stop to identify marcro-invertabrates and other forms of aquatic life in one of Sunday Creek’s least disturbed tributaries.  Free!


Friends of Monday Creek: Otters in Ohio

Thurs. March 28 • 6  P.M. • Monday Creek Office •  New Straitsville

The Friends of Monday Creek will host a pot luck supper and presentation about the status of “Otters in Ohio” by Dave Helon of Hocking College.  Bring a dish to share and learn about these creatures that are making a comeback in Ohio.  Free!


Tecumseh Theater Fundraiser
Songwriters Cafe with Cliff Cody

March 28 • 7  PM • Tecumseh Commons • Shawnee

Singer/songwriter Cliff Cody will perform at the Tecumseh Commons beginning at 9PM (doors open at 6PM) to raise fund for the Tecumseh Commons and Tecumseh Theater operations and restoration.

Tickets for the event are $10 in advance and $15 at the door.   Food and beer will be available for sale during the concert.  For more information and to buy tickets on-line visit


Music of the Little Cities Exhibit Opening

Fri., March 29 • 6-10PM  • Stuart’s Opera House • Nelsonville

Kick off the 11th Annual Little Cities Appalachian Spring celebration with a Music of the Little Cities: Coal Dust, Culture and Cause for Congregation exhibit opening at the lobby of Stuart’s Opera House during March’s Final Friday in Nelsonville.  The opening will feature a Coal Town Soup Supper and live music from Nelsonville musician Kay Carter.  The exhibit features interpretive panels and artifacts depicting the role of music in the coal towns of the Hocking Valley during the boom era (1870-1925) and beyond.  Free Admission.  Charge for Food.

Little Cities Appalachian Spring Stage Show

Fri., April 19 • 7:30PM  • Stuart’s Opera House • Nelsonville

AppalachianSpring2013Logo2The 11th Annual Little Cities Appalachian Spring celebration celebrates its Music of the Little Cities: Coal Dust, Culture and Cause for Congregation theme with a stage show at the lobby of Stuart’s Opera House in  Nelsonville.   A variety of music and theatrical interpretation will be woven throughout this two-act show. Advanced tickets are $10 for adults (buy on-line here) and $5 for children 12 and under (buy on-line here) .  Tickets are $15 for adults.


Little Cities Tour de Forest Benefit Bicycle Ride

Sat., April 20 • Depart 7-11AM • Public Square • Nelsonville

Bicyclists will take to the streets and hills departing from Nelsonville  on Saturday morning, April 20, the morning after the Appalachian Spring show at Stuart’s. Routes of multiple distances will take the casual and serious bicyclists into the hills of the Little Cities microregion and the Wayne National Forest while raising funds to support the Little Cities of Black Diamonds Council and the Little Cities of the Forest Collaborative.  Click here for more information and registration details.

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