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

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



Calling all singers.......everyone is invited to participate in the Good Friday Community Choir directed by Larry Beal.


Practice is Tuesday, March 31 at 6:30 p.m. at St. John Catholic Church.
The Good Friday Service will be held on April 3 at St. John Catholic Church at 12 Noon. (Choir will meet at 11:45 a.m.)



Tuesday, March 31 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, March 31 6:15 PM - 7 PM Storytime at the Library - Hoppy Easter!

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



APRIL 2015   EVENTS
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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



Wednesday, April 1 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, April 2 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 2 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 2 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 3 NOON
Community Good Friday Service

Sponsored by the Hocking County Ministerial Association. Reverend Scott Baker speaking. Music by a combined community choir. All welcome!
St. John Catholic Church,
351 North Market Street
(740) 385-2549



Friday, April 3 7:30 PM
Good Friday Service concluded by choir cantata: The Passion and the Promise"

Cantata written by Lloyd Larson and Mark Hayes. Everyone welcome!
Trinity Lutheran Church
430 N. Mulberry Street
(740) 385-3220



Friday Night, April 3 10 PM
(Eighth Annual) Spring EGGstravaganza

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 4   10:30 AM
Family Easter Weekend Celebration

A party for children and their families will include an Easter egg hunt in the park across from the church and a visit by lambs and other animals for the children to see. Lunch will be provided for all children and adults participating. Everyone welcome!
Trinity Lutheran Church
430 N. Mulberry Street
(740) 385-6581



Saturday, April 4 1 PM (Annual) Kiwanis Easter Candy Hunt

Three separate fields - three separate age groups. In addition to candy, special prizes are scattered throughout the field. (Rain date is Easter Sunday, April 5, at 1 PM)
Location: Hocking County Fairgrounds
150 N. Homer Avenue



Saturday, April 4   4-6:30 PM
Turkey Dinner

Menu: Turkey & dressing, green beans, cole slaw, roll, dessert, and coffee.
Suggested Donation is $6.00.
Scenic Hills Senior Center
187 S. Spring Street

(740) 385-6581



Easter Sunday!

Celebrate at the church of your choice!



Monday, April 6 5-7 PM
Game Night

Enjoy Game Night the first Monday of every month. Monopoly, Battle Ship, Candy Land, Uno, Boggle, Cards, Chess, Checkers! Pick a spot and play!
Logan-Hocking County District Library
230 E. Main Street
(740) 385-2348



Wednesday, April 8   9 AM - 4 PM
WORD PRESS Workshop

Free training - limited to 20 participants.
Participants are responsible for bringing a laptop computer that has wireless capabilities.
Course will use Wordpress, a free software package that can be accessed from any web browser or smart device to build a website.
Workshop addresses how to set up hosting to support Wordpress (Paid & Free Options), implementing of blogs into marketing strategy; design, layout and user-friendly formatting for search engine optimization; detailed, hands-on use of Wordpress software to build a basic website or event support site; search engine optimization to increase traffic to your site, and much more.
RSVP to Trenia Twyman, Twyman@ohio.edu or call (740) 597-1460.
Location: Logan Town Center Conference Center
140 E. Main Street, Logan

(RSVP to Trenia Twyman, Twyman@ohio.edu
or call (740) 597-1460)



Thursday, April 9 6 PM
Concert in the Library - Adam Miller, renowned American folksinger and autoharpist

One of the premier autoharpists in the world, Adam Miller is a renowned American folksinger and natural-born storyteller. An accomplished folklorist, historian, musicologist and song collector, he has amassed a remarkable repertoire of over 5,000 songs. He accompanies his rich, resonant baritone voice with lively finger-picking acoustic guitar and stunningly beautiful autoharp melodies. A masterful entertainer who never fails to get his audience singing along, he has distinguished himself as one of the great interpreters of American folktales and folksongs and as a performer who appeals to audiences of all ages!
Logan-Hocking County District Library
230 E. Main Street
(740) 385-2348



Friday, April 10 6 PM
Logan-Hocking High School Art Show

Opening Night for the annual art exhibit featuring Logan-Hocking High School students.
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



Saturday, April 11  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



Saturday, April 11  9 AM
Run for Shelter 5k Run/Walk!

Registration at 8 AM; race starts at 9 AM. Awards will be given to the top 3 male and female runners in each age group as well as to the first three male and female walkers.
Entry fee is $20 per person -cinch bags given for the first 100 registrants.
Post-race refreshments will be available.
Info: Terrie Sigler (740) 385-2009; e-mail at terrie45@frontier.com
sponsored by the Hocking Hills Inspire Shelter; all proceeds support the Shelter.




Saturday, April 11 & Sunday, April 12
(7th Annual) AG DAYS

Saturday hours are 9 AM - 5 PM;
Sunday hours are 9 AM-4 PM

Admission is Free!
So much to see and do! Equipment Exhibits, such as corn sheller, saw mill, threshing machine, hit and miss engines, and more. Demonstrations and food displays. Food served by 4-H Club;
Hocking County COSI exhibit for kids includes cow milking, scavenger hunt and games, Kiddie Train rides, face painting and more. Tournaments and Competitions. Entertainment: (Persuaded Awaken at 3 PM on Saturday; Hocking Valley Blue Grass Boys at Noon on both Saturday and Sunday.
Sponsored by the Hocking County Farm Bureau
Venue: Hocking County Fairgrounds
150 N. Homer Avenue



Monday, April 13 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 14 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



Wednesday, April 15 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.)



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




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



Tuesday, April 21   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



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



Monday, 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



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 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




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



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




JUNE 2015   EVENTS
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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



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

Annual event offering family fun, music, crafts, food, events, and kids' entertainment.
Downtown Logan
Info: (740) 380-3828



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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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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confirm the latest date/time/event info.



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