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February

15 - 24 The Boyfriend - The Athenian Players Theatre and Berean Community Players present "The Boyfriend" by Sandy Wilson, a musical comedy of young love in the 1920s at Madame Dubonnet's Finishing School on the French Riviera.  Produced by special arrangement with Music Theatre International.

Address: Stuart's Opera House

34 Public Square

, Nelsonville, Ohio
Ph: (740) 753-1924 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@stuartsoperahouse.org
Web: www.stuartsoperahouse.org

March

16 - 24 Once upon a Mattress - The Broadway musical version of "The Princess and the Pea," with music by Mary Rogers; lyrics by Marshall Barer; and book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller, and Marshall Barer. Will Prince Dauntless find a princess who can pass Queen Aggravaine's royalty test? Will the mouse devour the hawk, lifting the curse that prevents King Sextimus from speaking? Find out in this comedy for all ages.

Address: Stuart's Opera House

34 Public Square

, Nelsonville, Ohio
Ph: (740) 753-1924 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.athenianplayerstheatre.org

April

20 Easter Bunny Trains - The Hocking Valley Scenic Railway will be operating the annual Easter Bunny Trains. Bring the kids and the rest of the family as we embark on a trip with the Easter Bunny that will include an Easter egg hunt and prizes at the Easter Bunny's secret destination.

Two trains will depart Nelsonville at 10:00 A.M. and 1:00 P.M. Fares are $16 (includes 2 free children with each paid adult); Extra Child (3-12) $11 (Under 3 yrs. old ride free but must sit on guardian's lap. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis, so be sure to arrive early as this is a very popular event.

Address: Nelsonville Depot, 33 Canal Street , Nelsonville, Ohio
Ph: (800) 967-7834 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.hvsry.org

May

25 - 28 An Evening of Comedy -

Athenian Players Theatre and Berean Community Players presents "An Evening of Comedy," three hilarious one-act comedies:  "Adaptation," by Elaine May; "The Actor's Nightmare," by Christopher Durang; and "Final Dress Rehearsal," by Jack Frakes.  "Adaptation" and "The Actor's Nightmare" are produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.; "Final Dress Rehearsal" is produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

Address: Stuart's Opera House

34 Public Square

, Nelsonville, Ohio
Ph: (740) 753-1924 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.stuartsoperahouse.org

25 - 28 Harvey - The Athenian Players Theatre and Berean Community Players present "Harvey" by Mary Chase, the Pulitzer Prize winning comedy about a man and his imaginary friend, a 6' 1-1/2" rabbit named "Harvey."  Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

Address: Stuart's Opera House

34 Public Square

, Nelsonville, Ohio
Ph: (740) 753-1924 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@stuartsoperahouse.org
Web: www.stuartsoperahouse.org

3 - 5 Hockhocking Festival - Singer/songwriter Guy Clark on Saturday night, Todd Snider on Friday night, also throughout the weekend Reverend Payton's Big Damn Band, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Neil Jacobs, Born Old, Furnace Mountain Boys, Rattletrap String Band, Everybody Fields, Michael Hurley, Devon Sproule, Back Porch Swing Band, Princes of Hollywood, Adam Torres, Woody Pines & the Lonesome Two and more!  Sunday D28+5 broadcast on WOUB Radio.

Music, culture and heritage are celebrated during the Hockhocking Festival at Robbins Crossing, Hocking College. Ohio's official sanctioned Flat Pick Guitar and Claw Hammer Banjo championships on Saturday. Bring an instrument and take part in jam sessions  Storytellers/liars contest, instrument builders, group musical instruction on folk instruments and a make-and-take area where homemade musical instruments are created. Bring a blanket or lawn chair, or ride the Hocking Valley Scenic Railway shuttle train into Nelsonville and back.
 
Important: For admission fees and camping info see website.

Address: Robbins Crossing, Hocking College

3301 Hocking Pkwy.

, Nelsonville, Ohio
Ph: (740) 753-6285 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: bowald_k@hocking.edu
Web: www.hockhockingfest.com

June

25 Ohio's Friendliest Train Robbery - Join the Hocking Valley Scenic Railway this summer as the train gets robbed by bandits on horseback. On Saturday, June 9th, the train will depart the Nelsonville depot at 6:00 P.M. bound for Logan. At some point during the trip, we will encounter a group of bandits determined to bag some loot from the passengers on-board. Don't despair, however; play money will be handed out to everyone onboard which will then be given to the robbers after they board the train. A loud and thrilling trip for the whole family, make plans to join us for a fun-filled family event this summer!



Trains are seated on a first-come, first-served basis, so reservations are recommended for special trains or groups of thirty or more. Mail-in reservations must be received no less than ten days prior to the trip.



Fares for this fun-filled trip are $18 for adults, $16 for senior citizens 60 and over, and $14 for children ages 3-12. Children under three ride free!



For more details, please visit our Web site at www.hvsry.org or call toll-free at 1-800-967-7834.

Address: Nelsonville Depot

33 Canal Street

, Nelsonville, Ohio
Ph: (800) 967-7834 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.hvsry.org

July

13 - 14 Gus Macker Nelsonville '07 - Spectators enjoy 3-on-3 competition and family fun each year. The long range success and growth of the Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament is to bring friends and families together by helping communities. The Macker Tournament is designed so that anyone can play: male or female, young and old, short and tall, the most experienced or no experience at all. Teams are computer-matched into male and female divisions within one of the following categories: Junior, Adult, or Top. The age, height and experience of all four (4) players are considered.



Teams are guaranteed three(3) scheduled games. The Macker is a double elimination tournament with a consolation bracket: the Toilet Bowl; for teams losing their first two games. A GusBuster maintains law and order on each court and calls all fouls and violations in the Junior Divisions.

Address: Nelsonville

Public Square

, Nelsonville, Ohio
Ph: (740) 753-3336 (Always call and confirm events)

13 - 14 3 On 3 On Route 33 Gus Macker Tournament -




     3 0n 3 0n Route 33 Gus Macker Tournament, July 26 and
     July 27 in Nelsonville, Ohio.  Youth and Adult Basketball
     Round Robin Competition takes place on the Town Square
     which houses 20 artisan shops, an Italian Gelato Shop, 
     several hometown pizzarias, The Mine Tavern, FullBrooks
     Cafe, the historic Stuarts' Opera House and The Athens
     County Historical Society's Military Museum.  In addition,
     tournament participants and fans may book a ride on the
     Hocking Valley Scenic Railway, 1 block south of the
     tournament site.  The Nelsonville Aquatic Park will also
     be open to tournament attendees for a small fee. Contact
     number: 740-753-4346.

     

Address: Rocky Gear Store

45 E. Canal Street

, Nelsonville, Ohio
Ph: (740) 753-4346 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.nelsonvillechamber.com

September

7 Ohio's Friendliest Train Robbery - Join the Hocking Valley Scenic Railway this summer as the train gets robbed by bandits on horseback. At some point during the trip, we will encounter a group of bandits determined to bag some loot from the passengers on-board. (Don't despair, however; play money will be handed out to everyone onboard to appease the crooks.) A loud and thrilling trip for the whole family, make plans to join us for a fun-filled family event this summer!



Trains are seated on a first-come, first-served basis, so reservations are recommended for special trains or groups of thirty or more. Mail-in reservations must be received no less than ten days prior to the trip.

Address: Nelsonville Depot

33 Canal Street

, Nelsonville, Ohio
Ph: (800) 967-7834 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.hvsry.org

October

20 - 22 Great Outdoor Adventure - Dock Dogs Big Air Competition, Jungle Jack Hanna Show, sustainability exhibits and tours, ATVs, toy haulers and more, cowboy mounted shooting exhibit, vintage handcar rides, Archery champion and NASP competition, fishing derby, lumberjack water show with chopping and sawing clinic, draft horse log skidding and obstacle course, antique steam equipment, Walk Through Time at Robbins Crossing and Hocking Valley Scenic Railway Caboose Shuttle and more! See website for times. 

Address: Hocking College

3301 Hocking Pkwy.

, Nelsonville, Ohio
Ph: (877) 462-5464 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: fraunfelter_d@hocking.edu
Web: www.hocking.edu/goa

4 Stuart's Opera House - This second-story playhouse in Nelsonville opened in 1879. During its glory, the opera house housed a variety of events including professional touring shows of vaudeville, musicals, minstrel shows, and melodramas, community theatre, meetings, high school graduations, recitals, religious events, and dances. Famous performers graced the opera house stage, including Elsie Janis known as "the queen of Vaudeville," vaudeville's first great magician, Howard Thurston, and "Yankee Doodle Dandy" composer George M. Cohen. It was truly the focal point of all community activity. The theatre remained in operation until 1924.For more than 50 years, the opera house sat empty with no performances or activity, yet with all its scenery and theatrical equipment preserved. Then in 1976, the Hocking Valley Museum of Theatrical History, Inc (HV-MOTH), a non-profit organization, formed to restore and sustain Stuart's Opera House as a viable theatre and cultural arts center. In 1979, Stuart's Opera House was entered on the National Register of Historic Buildings. After extensive renovation and restoration, Stuart's reopened in 1997.

Address: Stuart's Opera House

34 Public Square

, Nelsonville, Ohio
Ph: (740) 753-1924 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: timpeacock@earthlink.net
Web: www.stuartsoperahouse.org/index.php

5 Ohio Smoked Meat & BBQ Festival - This is the only Ohio competition sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbecue Society. Contestants may compete in any or all six categories, but must enter pork, pork ribs, chicken and brisket to be eligible for grand and reserve prizes and the opportunity to compete at the Jack Daniels Invitational and/or the Kansas City Royale competitions.

Address: Hocking College

3301 Hocking Parkway

, Nelsonville, Ohio
Ph: (740) 753-6196 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: steve.grinstead@rockybrands.com
Web: www.ohiobbq.org

November

17 - 20 Never Too Late - The Athenian Players Theatre and Berean Community Players present "Never Too Late," a comedy by Sumner Arthur Long, in which middle-aged Edith and Harry discover they are going to have another baby, 24 years after their previous child was born.  Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

Address: Stuart's Opera House

34 Public Square

, Nelsonville, Ohio
Ph: (740) 753-1924 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@stuartsoperahouse.org
Web: www.stuartsoperahouse.org

9 - 10 Santa Trains - Ride with Santa on the train! Each Saturday and Sunday from November 24 through December 16, the Hocking Valley Scenic Railway's popular Santa trains will pull out of the Nelsonville Depot during the most festive and jolly time of the year. Enjoy the on-board narration of Christmas poems and festive music. To top it all off, Santa visits with each child on the train and one of his elves provides a special candy treat for each child. Make this year's Christmas season a memorable one. Each year these trains become more popular. To ensure a seat for everyone in your group or family, be sure to make a reservation. Reservations can be made via phone at (800)967-7834 or by printing off a mail-in form available on our Web site, www.hvsry.org.

Address: HVSR

33 Canal Street

, Nelsonville, Ohio
Ph: (800) 967-7834 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.hvsry.org/santa.htm

December

16 - 17 Santa Trains - Ride with Santa on the train! Each Saturday and Sunday from November 24 through December 16, the Hocking Valley Scenic Railway's popular Santa trains will pull out of the Nelsonville Depot during the most festive and jolly time of the year. Enjoy the on-board narration of Christmas poems and festive music. To top it all off, Santa visits with each child on the train and one of his elves provides a special candy treat for each child. Make this year's Christmas season a memorable one. Each year these trains become more popular. To ensure a seat for everyone in your group or family, be sure to make a reservation. Reservations can be made via phone at (800)967-7834 or by printing off a mail-in form available on our Web site, www.hvsry.org.

Address: Nelsonville Depot

33 Canal Street

, Nelsonville, Ohio
Ph: (800) 967-7834 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.hvsry.org/santa.htm

23 - 24 Santa Trains - Ride with Santa on the train! Each Saturday and Sunday from November 24 through December 16, the Hocking Valley Scenic Railway's popular Santa trains will pull out of the Nelsonville Depot during the most festive and jolly time of the year. Enjoy the on-board narration of Christmas poems and festive music. To top it all off, Santa visits with each child on the train and one of his elves provides a special candy treat for each child. Make this year's Christmas season a memorable one. Each year these trains become more popular. To ensure a seat for everyone in your group or family, be sure to make a reservation. Reservations can be made via phone at (800)967-7834 or by printing off a mail-in form available on our Web site, www.hvsry.org.

Address: Nelsonville Depot

33 Canal Street

, Nelsonville, Ohio
Ph: (800) 967-7834 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.hvsry.org/santa.htm

30 - 1 Santa Trains - Ride with Santa on the train! Each Saturday and Sunday from November 24 through December 16, the Hocking Valley Scenic Railway's popular Santa trains will pull out of the Nelsonville Depot during the most festive and jolly time of the year. Enjoy the on-board narration of Christmas poems and festive music. To top it all off, Santa visits with each child on the train and one of his elves provides a special candy treat for each child. Make this year's Christmas season a memorable one. Each year these trains become more popular. To ensure a seat for everyone in your group or family, be sure to make a reservation. Reservations can be made via phone at (800)967-7834 or by printing off a mail-in form available on our Web site, www.hvsry.org.

Address: Nelsonville Depot

33 Canal Street

, Nelsonville, Ohio
Ph: (800) 967-7834 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.hvsry.org/santa.htm

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