LOGAN TOWN CENTER

WELCOME

Logan Town Center is the traditional business and residential neighborhood at the heart of the City of Logan, the county seat of Hocking County.  Logan Town Center comprises more than half of the area of the original town of Logan, platted in the summer of 1816 as a personal venture by former U.S. Senator Thomas Worthington, who was then finishing the first of two terms as Ohio's governor.  The town is said to have been named by its citizens for Chief Logan of the Mingo Indians.  Chief Logan was the author of “Logan's Lament.”

Logan was established one mile below the "great falls" of the Hockhocking River, later known as the Hocking River.  In 1840 the section of the Hocking Valley Canal passing through Logan (between the City and the Hocking River) was completed, connecting Logan through Lancaster with the Ohio Canal.  The Hocking River, once provided a vital asset for industries that extracted the region’s natural resources such as coal, sandstone, iron, timber, oil and gas.  Today, the river helps attract over 3 million visitors to the region to relax and enjoy the natural, artistic and cultural assets and rural lifestyle we have to offer visitors and residents.

Main Street and the surrounding neighborhoods continue to be the center of business, government, fine historic homes, churches, and cultural and historical destinations in the Hocking Hills region of Ohio.  Our Logan Town Center business district is anchored by the Logan - Hocking County District Library, the Hocking County Historical Museum, The Bowen House community arts and education center, and City and County government offices.  It also provides unique destinations like the Washboard Factory, and friendly locally owned shops, restaurants and family friendly activities.

For a 3-minute tour of Logan Town Center, go to this slide-show the Hocking Valley Tourism Association posted on YouTube.

Logan Town Center, Inc. is a non-profit organization committed to the economic and cultural vitality of Logan’s original town center for the enjoyment and benefit of the residents and visitors in the Hocking Hills.

With over 200,000 SF of commercial space, there are opportunities for entrepreneurs to create destinations for resident and visiting customers.  To see examples go to our Available Spaces page.

Special Thanks to these partners:


City of Logan, Hocking County, Hocking Metropolitan Housing Authority, Logan - Hocking School District, Logan - Hocking County District Library, Logan Hocking Chamber of Commerce, Hocking County Community Improvement Corporation, Hocking Hills Tourism Association, The Bowen House, Hocking County Historical Society Museum, Logan In Bloom, OSU Master Gardeners, business and property owners, and Friends of Logan Town Center.

Businesses, institutions and individuals who have joined Logan Town Center's effort to revitalize downtown Logan include:



  • Keith Conner
  • Dick Dollison
  • Don and Vera Gable
  • Fred Klingelhafer
  • Tansky Motors, Inc.
  • Christopher Veidt, Attorney
  • Sandy Wells


You or your business can help, too,
by joining Logan Town Center.
Click here for a membership form.




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We send out 3 or 4 e-mails a month, depending on the season.

UPCOMING EVENTS

October 2017  EVENTS
Please, call the host organization to
confirm the latest date/time/event info.



ONGOING
(Annual) Hocking Valley Photography Group Autumn Exhibit

Hours are 2 - 5 PM Wednesday through Saturday.
Show on display through Saturday, Oct. 28
Admission to the Exhibit is Free.
The Bowen House
Community Center for Arts and Education
196 N. Market Street

(740) 385-0344
www.bowenhouse.org



Fri., Oct. 13 8 AM- 4 PM
Library Book Sale

All sales by donation. Bring boxes or bags. No prior sales.
at the Bookmobile Garage of the Logan-Hocking County District Library
230 E. Main Street
(740) 385-2348



Sat., Oct. 142-5 PM
Saturdays on Main

Faamily friendly downtown event at the Gazebo, Worthington Park and vicinity.
Sponsored by Homegrown on Main
Visit Facebook for more information!



Sat., Oct. 14 7 PM
Appalachian Listening Room presents Bejae Fleming and Jackie Blount with Jack Doran

BeJae (pronounced B.J.) Fleming is an energetic and entertaining performer of Southern blues and finely crafted original material. With passionate singing, innovative guitar work and engaging storytelling, she celebrates tribulation and triumph in songs that range from gentle to gritty, from heartfelt to humorous.
BeJae has sung in every imaginable venue, all over the country. From East Coast coffeehouses to Las Vegas convention centers, from the World’s Fair to the Kerrville Folk Festival, from colleges, universities and community festivals to Nashville showcases, her compelling music and her wry wit have earned BeJae the respect of critics, fans, and fellow artists alike.
Born in North Carolina, BeJae learned her craft as a songwriter and performer in Texas playing the famous club scenes in Austin and Dallas. Along with Trailer Records labelmates Greg Brown, Pieta Brown, Bo Ramsey, David Zollo, Joe Price, Brother Trucker, Patrick Bloom and others, she has helped create the roots-influenced “Iowa sound” in Americana music.

JACKIE BLOUNT - BASS Long inspired by performances of such notable bassists as Jaco Pastorius, Stanley Clark, and Charles Mingus, and more recently by Brian Derek (who played on BeJae's first CD, Red Cross Woman) Jackie began learning to play the electric bass in the late '90s and has accompanied BeJae Fleming’s performances ever since.
Monthly Showcase concert Live in the Back Room
Admission: $10.00.
Appalachian Listening Room
48 (B) W. Main Street
(740) 438-5273

(Entrance from the alley)
Information: 740.438.5273. Find Appalachian Listening Room on Facebook
Sponsored by Pianoworks and CMC Real Estate



Mon., Oct. 16 2:00 PM
Health Talk Hour

Harry Guda, MD retired will lead an informal (weekly) discussion hour covering health problems and alternative therapy and preventative ideas.
This is done in a group session and everyone is welcome.
Logan-Hocking County District Library
230 E. Main Street
(740) 385-2348



Mon., Oct. 16 4:30 - 5:30 PM
Yoga with Ellie DelMatto

Join Ellie DelMatto and friends for a weekly yoga session. Bring your own mat. A fee of $6 is charged.

The Bowen House
Community Center for Arts and Education
196 N. Market Street

(740) 385-0344
www.bowenhouse.org



Tues., Oct. 17 3-4:30 PM
Science with Mr. Turtle

Join Mr. Harry every Tuesday from 3 - 4:30 p.m. in the Children's Library and explore the world of science. Every age is the right age to learn!
Logan-Hocking County District Library 230 E. Main Street
(740) 385-2348



Tues*, Oct. 17 6:15 PM
Story Time at the Library

Topic: When the Leaf Blew In!
Logan-Hocking County District Library
230 E. Main Street
(740) 385-2348


* also on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10 AM both days.



Tues., Oct. 17 6:30- 8:30 PM
Old Time Jam Session

Join Liz Shaw and stringed instruments students in the process of learning their art.
Monthly event
The Bowen House
Community Center for Arts and Education
196 N. Market Street

(740) 385-0344
www.bowenhouse.org



Wed. Oct. 18 10 - Noon
Doodle Bugs Art Club

*(Doodle Bugs Art Club for Lil' Ones age 0-3 years is a FREE art club for newborns, infants and toddlers up to age 3.  Meeting the first and third Wednesdays of each month. 
THE OCTOBER 18 MEETING WILL BE A TRICK OR TREAT EVENT AT THE HELP ME GROW OFFICE!
Meets twice monthly at the Hocking County Library Building
230 E. Main Street
Info: (740) 380-1315 Ext. 247

(Sponsored by the Hocking County Early Childhood Department, Help Me Grow & Early Intervention.)
(Doodle-bugs is geared toward helping children develop social and sensory skills while learning about color, texture, and experimenting with new materials.)



Wed., Oct. 18
National Popcorn Month

Join the Library staff and patrons for free popcorn - it's National Popcorn Month! Logan-Hocking County District Library 230 E. Main Street
(740) 385-2348



Wed., Oct. 18 5:30 PM
Yoga with Jeannie

Join Jeannie on Wednesdays for a weekly yoga session. Bring your own mat. Cost is $8.00 plus a $2 donation to the Bowen House.
The Bowen House
Community Center for Arts and Education
196 N. Market Street

(740) 385-0344
www.bowenhouse.org



Thurs., Oct. 19 1 - 3 PM
Yarn Lovers Unite!

Members are invited to join at the library each week to work on various projects and share techniques and progress. Anyone who knits, croquets or sews is invited to attend. All are welcome regardless of experience and ability, as this is a chance to share and learn.
Logan-Hocking County District Library
230 E. Main Street
(740) 385-2348



Thurs., Oct. 193-4 PM
Introduction to Technology

Weekly event on learning how to use your new tablet or e-reader or even set up an e-mail or Facebook account. (Other times available by appointment.)
Logan-Hocking County District Library
230 E. Main Street
(740) 385-2348



Sat., Oct. 212-5 PM
Saturdays on Main

Faamily friendly downtown event at the Gazebo, Worthington Park and vicinity.
Ugata drum circle will perform; extra drums for participants. Sponsored by Homegrown on Main
Visit Facebook for more information!



Sat., October 21
Chinese Auction

Doors open at 5 PM; Drawing begins at 7 PM.
Refreshments available to purchase; 50/50 Drawing; Raffles; and Treasures to be Found.
Scenic Hills Senior Center
187 S. Spring Street
(740) 385-6581



Sat., Oct. 216-9 PM
Julia Neville & Family

Hosted by O'Willerker's Cafe.
O'Willerker's Cafe & Market
65 W. Main Street
(740) 385-3833



Mon., Oct. 23 2:00 PM
Health Talk Hour

Harry Guda, MD retired will lead an informal (weekly) discussion hour covering health problems and alternative therapy and preventative ideas.
This is done in a group session and everyone is welcome.
Logan-Hocking County District Library
230 E. Main Street
(740) 385-2348



Mon., Oct. 23 4:30 - 5:30 PM
Yoga with Ellie DelMatto

Join Ellie DelMatto and friends for a weekly yoga session. Bring your own mat. A fee of $6 is charged.
The Bowen House
Community Center for Arts and Education
196 N. Market Street

(740) 385-0344
www.bowenhouse.org



Tues., Oct. 24 3-4:30 PM
Science with Mr. Turtle

Join Mr. Harry every Tuesday from 3 - 4:30 p.m. in the Children's Library and explore the world of science. Every age is the right age to learn!
Logan-Hocking County District Library 230 E. Main Street
(740) 385-2348



Tues*, Oct. 24 6:15 PM
Story Time at the Library

Topic: Trick-or-Treat!*
Wear Your Best Costume!
Logan-Hocking County District Library
230 E. Main Street
(740) 385-2348


* also on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10 AM both days.



Wed., Oct. 25 5:30 PM
Yoga with Jeannie

Join Jeannie on Wednesdays for a weekly yoga session. Bring your own mat. Cost is $8.00 plus a $2.00 donation to the Bowen House.
The Bowen House
Community Center for Arts and Education
196 N. Market Street

(740) 385-0344
www.bowenhouse.org



Thurs., Oct. 266-7 PM
Find Your Family!

Genealogy Help is available the last Thursday at the local library.
Logan-Hocking County District Library
230 E. Main Street
(740) 385-2348



Thurs., Oct. 267 PM
Historical Society Meeting/Program

OHS & GS member George Johnson will be presenting the last program of the year with his discovery of a cannon ball in Hocking County - sharing its importance in Hocking County's history. Program Speaker/Topic to be Announced!
Last meeting of 2017.
Museum buildings are open on Fridays and Saturdays from 1 - 4 PM through October.
The Historical Society is celebrating its 50th anniversary, while the Genealogical Society is celebrating its 29th anniversary!
Hocking County Historical and Geneaology Society
64 N. Culver Street
(740)385-6026



Oct. 26, 27 & 28
Utopia Halloween Bash

Thursday through Saturday
All Week: Devils's Kettle Tap Takeover;
All Day Thursday: Bloody Mary Bar
Thursday at 6 PM: Family friendly costume contest with Prizes
Thursday and half of Friday: Family Friendly Haunted House;
Half of Friday and Saturday: 18+ Haunted House;
Saturday at 9 PM: 18+ Costume Contest with Prizes;
Saturday and Sunday: Happy Hour Pricing on All Seasonal Beer and drinks;
Saturday: 50/50 Raffle:
All Weekend: Trick or Treat for Kids;
Utopia Brick Oven Restaurant
117 W. Main Street
(740) 380-3337



Sun., Oct. 293 PM - 9 PM
Halloween on Main

Games; scavenger hunt; storytelling; live music; lots of fun!
Before and after the Kiwanis Halloween Parade and Trick or Treat.
Artista Building
38 W. Main Street
More info on Facebook!



Sun., Oct. 29
Trick or Treat in Logan. Costume Parade and More.





Mon., Oct. 30 2:00 PM
Health Talk Hour

Harry Guda, MD retired will lead an informal (weekly) discussion hour covering health problems and alternative therapy and preventative ideas.
This is done in a group session and everyone is welcome.
Logan-Hocking County District Library
230 E. Main Street
(740) 385-2348



Mon., Oct. 30 4:30 - 5:30 PM
Yoga with Ellie DelMatto

Join Ellie DelMatto and friends for a weekly yoga session. Bring your own mat. A fee of $6 is charged.
The Bowen House
Community Center for Arts and Education
196 N. Market Street

(740) 385-0344
www.bowenhouse.org



Tues., Oct. 31 3-4:30 PM
Science with Mr. Turtle

Join Mr. Harry every Tuesday from 3 - 4:30 p.m. in the Children's Library and explore the world of science. Every age is the right age to learn!
Logan-Hocking County District Library 230 E. Main Street
(740) 385-2348



Tues*, Oct. 31 6:15 PM
Story Time at the Library

Topic: Monster Mischief
Logan-Hocking County District Library
230 E. Main Street
(740) 385-2348


* also on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10 AM both days.



November 2017  EVENTS
Please, call the host organization to
confirm the latest date/time/event info.



Wed. Nov. 1 10 - Noon
Doodle Bugs Art Club

*(Doodle Bugs Art Club for Lil' Ones age 0-3 years is a FREE art club for newborns, infants and toddlers up to age 3.  Meeting the first and third Wednesdays of each month.  Participants can come any time between 10 AM and 12 Noon.
Toddlers explore the fun of art hands-on and take home a masterpiece!  Newborns and infants will have hands and feet painted for creative keepsakes. Parents get one-on-one time with their child to watch as they learn and try new things.)
Meets twice monthly at the Hocking County Library Building
230 E. Main Street
Info: (740) 380-1315 Ext. 247

(Sponsored by the Hocking County Early Childhood Department, Help Me Grow & Early Intervention.)
(Doodle-bugs is geared toward helping children develop social and sensory skills while learning about color, texture, and experimenting with new materials.)



Sat. Nov. 4 7 PM
Homage to Russian Pianist Sergei Rachmaninoff

Presented by the Piano Studio of Dr. Christopher Fisher
Ohio University
More Info to Follow.
Call the Bowen House to reserve tickets.
The Bowen House
Community Center for Arts and Education
196 N. Market Street

(740) 385-0344
www.bowenhouse.org



Sat., Nov. 4
Spaghetti Dinner

Menu: Spaghetti with Meat Sauce; Garlic Bread; Salad (green or cottage cheese); Dessert & beverage.
Scenic Hills Senior Center
187 S. Spring Street
(740) 385-6581



Tues., Nov. 7 7 - 8:30 PM
Bowen House Coffee House

Monthly event on the first Tuesday of each month. Those interested in singing, playing folk guitar, and learning new and new-to-you songs are welcome to attend the Bowen House Coffee House to join others with the same love of song. No cost, no audition, no choir, no performance. Come for the joy of singing! And perhaps a cup of coffee.
The Bowen House
Community Center for Arts and Education
196 N. Market Street

(740) 385-0344
www.bowenhouse.org



Thurs., Nov. 9 4:30 PM
After School Movies - movie to be announced!

Children 18 and under can gather at the Library for a free movie. Come for the popcorn; stay for the movie!
Logan-Hocking County District Library
230 E. Main Street
(740) 385-2348



Sat., Nov. 1111 AM
Veteran's Day Service

More Info to Follow
Worthington Park
Intersection of Main and Market Sts.
Info: Kyle McDaniel at (740) 603-7402 or Phillip Lightfoot at (740)603-3758



Sat., Nov. 11 7 PM
Appalachian Listening Room presents The Wayfarers with Jake Dunn & The Blackbirds

Monthly Showcase concert Live in the Back Room
Admission: $10.00.
Appalachian Listening Room
48 (B) W. Main Street
(740) 438-5273

(Entrance from the alley)
Information: 740.438.5273. Find Appalachian Listening Room on Facebook
Sponsored by Pianoworks and CMC Real Estate



Sun., Nov. 123 PM
Veteran's Day Parade

This year's theme is Legends Among Us, Our Veterans.
Grand marshals of the parade will be Purple Heart Veterans. The Committee invites Purple Heart Veterans or those that know of one to contact Kyle McDaniel at (740) 603-7402 or Phillip Lightfoot at (740)603-3758 or e-mail ncaablu@yahoo.com.
Parade line-up is 12:30 to 2:30 pm at the Front Street Dollar General.
Float judging is from 2:30 PM to 2:45 PM.
Parade Step off is at 3 PM.
Info: Kyle McDaniel at (740) 603-7402 or Phillip Lightfoot at (740)603-3758



Mon., Nov. 13 6 PM
BOOK CLUB

Book Club is the second Monday of every month.
Book for discussion: The Rope Walk by Carrie Brown.
Everyone welcome!
Logan-Hocking County District Library
230 E. Main Street
(740) 385-2348



Tues., Nov. 14 7 PM
Hocking Valley Photography Group

Free monthly meeting of photography enthusiasts co-led by Dennis Savage and Laura Forbes Champ.
The Bowen House
Community Center for Arts and Education
196 N. Market Street

(740) 385-0344
www.bowenhouse.org



Wed. Nov. 15 10 - Noon
Doodle Bugs Art Club

*(Doodle Bugs Art Club for Lil' Ones age 0-3 years is a FREE art club for newborns, infants and toddlers up to age 3.  Meeting the first and third Wednesdays of each month.  Participants can come any time between 10 AM and 12 Noon.
Toddlers explore the fun of art hands-on and take home a masterpiece!  Newborns and infants will have hands and feet painted for creative keepsakes. Parents get one-on-one time with their child to watch as they learn and try new things.)
Meets twice monthly at the Hocking County Library Building
230 E. Main Street
Info: (740) 380-1315 Ext. 247

(Sponsored by the Hocking County Early Childhood Department, Help Me Grow & Early Intervention.)
(Doodle-bugs is geared toward helping children develop social and sensory skills while learning about color, texture, and experimenting with new materials.)



Thurs., Nov. 23Noon to 2:30 PM
Community Thanksgiving Lunch

Annual community gathering at St. Matthew Lutheran Church. Both carry-out and dine-in available.
Meal is free and donations are welcome.
Reservations can be made by calling 740 385-0694.
St. Matthew Lutheran Church
258 E. Hunter Street



Thurs., Nov. 23 9 AM
Thanksgiving Day 5 K Run/Walk

In Memory of Loryn Cassady
All proceeds will go to the "Loryn Cassady Memorial Scholarship Fund."
Registration from 7 - 8:40 AM
Children's Fun Race at 8:40 AM (11 and under)
T Shirts available if pre-registered by November 15, 2017
Awards to overall male and female and top 3 finishers in each age division.
Pre-registration: $20 Adult; $10 Student; $5 children
Day of Race Registration is $25/$15/$10.
Registration forms and money can be sent to one of 2 locations: Loryn Cassady Scholarship Committee at 675 Highland Drive, Logan, Ohio; or Hawk's Nest at 12906 OH 664 A4, Logan Ohio.
Online registration at https://racepenguin.com/events/logan-turkey-trot/ and requires a $3.25 convenience fee.
Location: Dynamic Stars
16 E. Main Street



December 2017  EVENTS
Please, call the host organization to
confirm the latest date/time/event info.



Saturday, Dec. 2
Logan Santa Parade

Floats, equestrian entries, twrillers, bands, and more - all culminating in the arrival of Santa Claus!
Parade begins at the Fairgrounds, traveling west on Main Street, ending at the Hocking Mall.
Sponsored by the Logan-Hocking Chamber of Commerce



Sat., Dec. 9 7 PM
Community Christmas Show (various artists)

Monthly Showcase concert Live in the Back Room
Admission: $10.00.
Appalachian Listening Room
48 (B) W. Main Street
(740) 438-5273

(Entrance from the alley)
Information: 740.438.5273. Find Appalachian Listening Room on Facebook
Sponsored by Pianoworks and CMC Real Estate



January 2018  EVENTS
Please, call the host organization to
confirm the latest date/time/event info.



Sat. Jan. 20 Time TBA
Third Annual Frozen Festival

Live ice carving in the heart of Logan's Town Center. Ice carvings up and down Main Street.
Other activities! More info to come!
Sponsored by Logan Town Center





ONGOING EVENTS

Tours of The Columbus Washboard Company,  Museum and Gift Shop.

Summer hours are 9 am - 4 pm Monday through Friday and 11 am - 2 pm on Saturday.*   Guided tours are offered daily.  Established 1895, the Columbus Washboard Company is the last U.S. manufacturer of washboards and distributer of fine home and bath products.  Gift shop features washboards, memorabilia and a new line of vintage soaps.  Reception area within the Museum and Gift Shop offers a WiFi hotspot, along with snacks and beverages, for a place to relax and take care of business.
Columbus Washboard Company
Factory and Distribution Center:
14 Gallagher Avenue
(740) 380-3828
e-mail:  info@columbuswashboard.com
Winter hours:  9 am - 3 pm Monday through Friday; closed on Saturday.
Summer hours begin in May when the Company will be open from 8 am -4 pm weekdays and from 11 am - 2 pm on Saturday.


“Hocking County Historical Museum Summer Exhibits and Hours

New exhibits upstairs in the main building include a Replica of a one-room schoolhouse, a sewing circle, and a toyshop area. Watch for the surprise exhibit in the front yard!  Museum hours are currently 1-4 PM Friday and Saturday, through October.
Hocking County Historical Society
64 N. Culver St.
(740) 385-6026


The Bowen House Community Center for Arts and Education

This wonderful 1800's historic home is available for viewing during the week from 2-5  pm Wednesday through  Saturday. The house is closed Sunday through Tuesday.  Each month features a new exhibit.  The house is located at 196 N. Market Street.  Information:  (740) 385-0344  Visit the website at www.bowenhouse.org for information about the house, on-going classes, etc.



ANNUAL EVENTS

January:
Logan Frozen Festival
Saturday, January 20th, 2018

June:
Washboard Music Festival
Thursday, June 15th to Saturday, June 17th, 2017