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 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.

Some of the businesses and institutions that have joined Logan Town Center's effort to revitalize downtown Logan include:



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




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UPCOMING EVENTS

APRIL 2015   EVENTS
Please, call the host organization to
confirm the latest date/time/event info.




Wednesday, April 1 - SIGN UPS BEGIN FOR SPACE AT THE LOGAN COMMUNITY GARDEN

Both full plots and half plots are available. First come, first serve.
Saving Hardware, 95 E. Main Street




Month of April
Logan-Hocking High School Art Show

Visual Arts Department students of Jackie Duffy and Jeremy McAfee had an amazing showing at this year's Southeastern Ohio Governor's Youth Art Show.
LHS art students managed to have 125 artworks selected to advance to the state finals. The public is invited to see an exciting exhibit of art from the LHS students. Admission is free, donations are gladly accepted.
Regular house hours are 2-5 PM Wednesday through Saturday.
The Bowen House
Community Center for Arts and Education
196 N. Market Street

(740) 385-0344
www.bowenhouse.org



Wednesday, April 15 6 PM
Butterflies with Jim Davidson

Jim Davidson of The Ohio Lepidopterists will be presenting a program on indigenous butterflies and the plants that attract them. (in the library meeting room)
Logan-Hocking County District Library
230 E. Main Street
(740) 385-2348



Thursday, April 16 1:00 - 3:00 PM
"Yarn Lovers Unite!"

Members are invited to join at the library 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 St.

(740) 385-2348



Thursday, April 16 3-4 PM
Beginner Electronics Help

Free course to help patrons become more familiar with computers, tablets, e-readers, and other devices that they have wanted to use but with which they have not felt comfortable. (Other times available by appointment.)
Logan-Hocking County District Library
230 E. Main Street
(740) 385-2348



Thursday, April 16 5:30 - 6:30 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



Friday, April 17 11 AM- 7 PM
St. John PTA Soup & Salad

21 Item Salad Bar with home made dressing; Home made soups; home made desserts.
St. John Social Hall
corner of Market and North Streets - rear.
(740) 385-6581




Friday, April 17 6:30 PM
Senior Spring Fling Dance

Dance to the music of DJ Johnny B. Good. Bring a friend, learn some great new moves, enjoy some snacks, and visit with friends. The dance is free and open to all adults 50+ years. Please bring a snack to share.
Scenic Hills Senior Center
187 N. Spring Street
(740) 385-6581



Friday Night, April 17 10 PM
Spring EGGstravaganza

Eighth Annual Night-time Easter Egg Hunt for "kids" 16 years old and up. Arrival time is 9 PM. At 10 PM, when the whistle blows,the shelter house lights go out and the hunt is on. Participants should bring flashlights to help hunt for eggs. There are 3,000 eggs everywhere on the fairgrounds - 2,700 contain candy and the other 300 have candy plus a ticket that can be brought to the redemption center. Tickets match up with specific prizes that can range from a Matchbox car, a six-pack of toilet paper, an overnight stay in a cabin, or $50 cash, for example.
Cost is $10 to participate with all proceeds going to Hocking County Relay for Life.
VENUE: Hocking County Fairgrounds 150 N. Homer Avenue
Info: Wendy Cook, Logan High School advisor for the Kick Cancer Club (740) 385-3764




Saturday, April 18 6:30 & 7:00 PM
Casino Murder Mystery

Logan Theatre Group Dinner-Theatre production that engages the audience members in the Mystery.
Doors open 6:30pm. From 6:30 - 7pm guests arrive and socialize.
At 7 PM, Paramount Casino Celebration Party begins - including a full meal catered by Lee's Banquet Haus.
Menu: Broasted chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, California blend vegetables, vetetable lasagne, salad, rools, and mixed desserts. Coffee, tea and punch will be served.
Celebrate a year of success with Ronald Trump. You won't want to miss out on this night that includes High-stakes gambling with fake chips and fake cash. Venue: Lee's Banquet House,
580 Radio Lane
Visit the website at www.logantheatregroup.com for additional information.
Cost: $30/Reservations Required. Call for reservations and character selection. Contact: Logan Theatre Group, Phone: 740-583-9475
Attendees must be 15 years or older with anyone under the age of 18 accompanied by an adult.



Tuesday, April 21 3-4:30 PM
Science with Mr. Harry

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



Tuesday, April 21 6:15 PM - 7 PM Storytime at the Library - What's Outside?

Enjoy the weekly storytime program at the library!
Logan-Hocking County District Library
230 E. Main Street
(740) 385-2348


Storytime is also being held on: ....... Wednesday from 10 - 10:45 AM &.....Thursday from 10 - 10:45 AM



Tuesday, April 21   6:30 - 8:30 PM
Old Time Music Jam Session

*******BOWEN HOUSE JAM SESSION HAS BEEN MOVED TO TUESDAY, APRIL 28 FOR THIS MONTH.



Thursday, April 23 1:00 - 3:00 PM
"Yarn Lovers Unite!"

Members are invited to join at the library 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 St.

(740) 385-2348



Thursday, April 23 3-4 PM
Beginner Electronics Help

Free course to help patrons become more familiar with computers, tablets, e-readers, and other devices that they have wanted to use but with which they have not felt comfortable. (Other times available by appointment.)
Logan-Hocking County District Library
230 E. Main Street
(740) 385-2348



Thursday, April 23 5:30 - 6:30 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



Monday, April 27 5 PM
Gospel Sing and Carry In

(every second and fourth Monday)
Bring a covered dish to share and enjoy both new and old favorite gospel tunes. FREE
All welcome!
Scenic Hills Senior Center
187 S. Spring Street

(740) 385-6581



Tuesday, April 28 5:00 PM
Movie Night at the Library

Movie to be shown is Into the Woods
Movie and Snacks = Fun for Everyone in the Library Meeting Room!
Logan-Hocking County District Library
230 E. Main Street (740) 385-2348



Tuesday, April 28 6:15 PM - 7 PM Storytime at the Library - Yum in My Tum!

Enjoy the weekly storytime program at the library!
Logan-Hocking County District Library
230 E. Main Street
(740) 385-2348


Storytime is also being held on: ....... Wednesday from 10 - 10:45 AM &.....Thursday from 10 - 10:45 AM



Tuesday, April 28   6:30 - 8:30 PM
Old Time Music Jam Session

(Those interested may join together for a meal at Utopia, corner of Main and Spring Sts., at 5:30 p.m.)
Those playing fiddles, banjoes, guitars and the like are invited. All ability levels are welcome, but the amateur musician is particularly invited. The public is invited to come learn old time tunes and have fun making music together.
The Bowen House
Community Center for Arts and Education
196 N. Market Street

(740) 385-0344
www.bowenhouse.org



MAY 2015   EVENTS
Please, call the host organization to
confirm the latest date/time/event info.



Sunday, May 3 2:30 PM
Senior Chorus Spring Concert: "Rivers, Valleys and Mountains"

Enjoy the sweet harmonies of the 25-voice Scenic Hills Senior Chorus on songs such as Ol' Man River; Shenandoah, Lucky Old Sun, Deep River, Climb Every Mountain, and many more. Group numbers, solo's, and duets.
Free. Donations welcomed.
Reception to follow
Scenic Hills Senior Center,
187 N. Spring Street
(740) 385-6581



Wednesday, May 6 10 AM - 12 PM
Doodle Bugs

Art Club for Lil' Ones age 0-3 years
FREE art club for newborns, infants and toddlers up to age 3.  Meeting the first and third Wednesdays of each month.  Participants can come anytime between 10 AM and 12 Noon.
Toddlers will explore the fun of art hands-on and take home a masterpiece!  Newborns and infants will have hands and feet painted for creative keepsakes.
Hocking County Library Building
230 E. Main Street
Registration:  Stephanie at (740) 380-1315

(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.)



Thursday, May 7 4:00 PM
Library's Perennial Plant Exchange

Plants must be at the library between 3-4 PM. All plants must be labeled at Least with a popsicle stick. Plants must be in pots and participants need to bring their own containers for transportation. This is a One for One exchange using a tickets method. The Library reserves the right to limit the number of tickets for lack of diversity in high quantities.
in the Logan Library Meeting Room
Logan-Hocking County District Library
230 E. Main Street
(740) 385-2348






Friday, May 8 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Spring Flower Sale!

Hanging Baskets; Variety of Bedding Plants; Flats & Pots; Assorted Flowers & Vegetables. Flowers by Rick Webb
Large Selection at Great Prices. Located on the Front Lawn
Scenic Hills Senior Center,
187 N. Spring Street
(740) 385-6581



Saturday, May 9   8-11 AM
Monthly Pancake Breakfast

Pancakes, eggs, sausage & hash browns, OR sausage gravy biscuits, hash browns and eggs.  Orange Juice or Coffee. 
Suggested donation is $6.00.
Scenic Hills Senior Center
187 S. Spring Street

(740) 385-6581



Monday, May 11 5 PM
Gospel Sing and Carry In

(every second and fourth Monday)
Bring a covered dish to share and enjoy both new and old favorite gospel tunes. FREE
All welcome!
Scenic Hills Senior Center
187 S. Spring Street

(740) 385-6581



Monday, May 11 6 PM
Book Club

Book Club meets the second Monday of every month. Book to be discussed on May 11 is Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Inshguro.
Logan-Hocking County District Library 230 E. Main Street
(740) 385-2348



Tuesday, May 12 7:00 PM
Hocking Valley Photography Group

Hocking photography enthusiasts welcome visitors to join them for inspiration, encouragement, and some shop talk under the mentorship of noted photographer, Dennis Savage. (Free)
The Bowen House
Community Center for Arts and Education
196 N. Market Street

(740) 385-0344
www.bowenhouse.org



Thursday, May 14 10 AM - 2 PM
Kidpalooza

17th Annual Kidpalooza - Free event for Kids and Families. Music, Bounce House, Kid's Games, Inflatable Slides, Washboard Train rides, Crafts, Storytellers, Special appearances by Paddington Bear and Spiderman. Much, much more. Drawings at 1:45 PM for canoe trip, Kings Island Tickets, gift certificates to local merchants, Dairy Qeen Cake, and more.... Logan Vineyard CHurch
1593 E. Front Street
For more information call Stephanie at (740) 380-1315

(Sponsored by the Hocking County Kidpalooza Committee. Visit Facebook at Hocking County Help Me Grow #Kidpalooza.)



Tuesday, May 19   6:30 - 8:30 PM
Old Time Music Jam Session

Those playing fiddles, banjoes, guitars and the like are invited. All ability levels are welcome, but the amateur musician is particularly invited. The public is invited to come learn old time tunes and have fun making music together.
The Bowen House
Community Center for Arts and Education
196 N. Market Street

(740) 385-0344
www.bowenhouse.org



Wednesday, May 20 10 AM - 12 PM
Doodle Bugs

Art Club for Lil' Ones age 0-3 years
FREE art club for newborns, infants and toddlers up to age 3.  Meeting the first and third Wednesdays of each month.  Participants can come anytime between 10 AM and 12 Noon.
Toddlers will explore the fun of art hands-on and take home a masterpiece!  Newborns and infants will have hands and feet painted for creative keepsakes.
Hocking County Library Building
230 E. Main Street
Registration:  Stephanie at (740) 380-1315

(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.)






Saturday, May 23   10:15 AM
Logan in Bloom Kickoff

Annual event includes display and voting on LHS art student's floral flags followed by an auction at 10:45 AM. The funds raised by the event are used to enhance the downtown with hanging baskets, floral planters, and more.
The Bowen House
Community Center for Arts and Education
196 N. Market Street

(740) 385-0344
www.bowenhouse.org






Monday, May 25 5 PM
Gospel Sing and Carry In

(every second and fourth Monday)
Bring a covered dish to share and enjoy both new and old favorite gospel tunes. FREE
All welcome!
Scenic Hills Senior Center
187 S. Spring Street

(740) 385-6581



JUNE 2015   EVENTS
Please, call the host organization to
confirm the latest date/time/event info.



Friday, June 5 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Music in the Park

Opening night of the summer music series featuring twelve weekly Friday night concerts at the gazebo in Worthington Park in Logan's Town Center. Series features a mix of country, bluegrass, classic rock and roll, Western Swing and more.
Food and beverages for sale in the park. Alcohol prohibited.
Seating is limited; lawn chairs are recommended.
Worthington Park, corner of Market and Main Streets
Info: (740) 746-8233



Saturday, June 6 6:00 PM
Summer Concert Series on the Patio

Opening night of the weekly Saturday evening concerts will feature Baily Brown On the patio at Psalm 121 Bookstore
110 E. Main Street
Info: (740) 385-0056



Monday, June 8 10 AM - 3 PM
Chamber Business Showcase

Popular annual event featuring area businesses. Lots of door prizes with food/beverages for sale.
The Moose Lodge Family Center
701 E. Front Street

Info: (740) 746-8233



Thurs., June 11 - Sat., June 13
Washboard Music Festival

Annual event offering family fun, music, crafts, food, events, and kids' entertainment. Robin Lacy and De Zydeco returns after a two year hiatus. New this year is Beal Street Blues Group. Many more groups performing
Downtown Logan
Info: (740) 380-3828



Saturday, June 13 6:00 PM
Summer Concert Series on the Patio

weekly Saturday evening concerts - June 13 features Christian gospel group Persuaded
On the patio at Psalm 121 Bookstore
110 E. Main Street
Info: (740) 385-0056



Saturday, June 20 6:00 PM
Summer Concert Series on the Patio

weekly Saturday evening concerts - June 20 features Christian group Slaw Dog
On the patio at Psalm 121 Bookstore
110 E. Main Street
Info: (740) 385-0056



Saturday, June 27 6:00 PM
Summer Concert Series on the Patio

weekly Saturday evening concerts - June 27 features Christian performers Suzie & Julia Moncrief and Nina Weaver
On the patio at Psalm 121 Bookstore
110 E. Main Street
Info: (740) 385-0056



JULY 2015   EVENTS
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confirm the latest date/time/event info.



Friday, July 10 4 - 7 PM
Senior Center Annual Ice Cream Social

Numerous flavors of home made ice cream, sandwiches, desserts and more. Fee charged.
All welcome!
(More info to follow.)
Scenic Hills Senior Center
187 S. Spring Street

(740) 385-6581



AUGUST 2015   EVENTS
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confirm the latest date/time/event info.





SEPTEMBER 2015   EVENTS
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confirm the latest date/time/event info.



Sunday, Sept. 13 - Sat., Sept. 19
Hocking County Fair

More info to follow.
Logan Fairgrounds
Info: (740) 385-6704




Sunday, September 27 2:30 PM
Senior Chorus Fall Concert:

Enjoy the sweet harmonies of the Scenic Hills Senior Chorus as it presents its annual fall concert. More info to follow.
Reception following concert.
Free event, Everyone welcome!
Scenic Hills Senior Center
187 N. Spring Street
(740) 385-6581



OCTOBER 2015   EVENTS
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confirm the latest date/time/event info.





NOVEMBER 2015   EVENTS
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December 2015   EVENTS
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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.  The Company is the only manufacturer of washboards remaining in the United States.  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
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.


“Logan and Hocking County...A Timeline”

This Exhibit features several hundred years of the county's history condensed into four panels on display.  The timeline includes Native Americans, the first settlers (1798), the Civil War, the Hocking Valley Railway, and more, including 1916, when Logan celebrated its Centennial, and ending in 1917, when America joined the war.  Beginning April 4, Museum hours are 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 Tuesday through  Saturday. The house is closed on Sunday and Monday.  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

June:
Washboard Music Festival
Thursday, June 18th to Saturday, June 20th, 2015

October:
Tombstone Travels
Saturday, October 11th, 2014