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

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



Through Saturday, February 28
Doodle Bugs Art Show!

(Wednesday-Saturday from 2 pm - 5 pm.)
Come and see some of the youngest and most talented artists in Hocking County! Doodle Bugs is a free art club for newborns, infants, toddlers and their parents to bond together while discovering sensory and socialization skills.
Hocking County Early Childhood Program - Help Me Grow & Early Intervention.
Venue: The Bowen House
Community Center for Arts and Education
196 N. Market Street

(740) 385-0344
www.bowenhouse.org
Follow us on Facebook at Hocking County Early CHildhood Program.
For more information call Stephanie at (740) 380-1315 Ext. 247. Website: www.hockingdd.org




Friday, February 27 4 PM - 7 PM
FISH FRY sponsored by the Knights of Columbus St. James Council 2299

Menu: fried or baked fish; french fries; coleslaw; roll; beverage; dessert and other sides (green beans, mac & cheese, salads)
Adults: $8; Students: $6; Family (parents and their children under 18) $25. (Price includes sides and dessert.) Carry out meals available.
(Proceeds benefit KOC scholarship fund, families in need, the Cairo's organization and funeral dinners.)
St. John Catholic Church, 351 N. Market Street. Social Hall is located on the North Street side of the church.



Friday, Feb. 27 & Saturday, Feb. 28
Murder in Sin City! - to Lee's Banquet House for two performances only!

CANCELLED



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



Tuesday, March 3 6:15 PM - 7 PM Storytime at the Library - Topic to be Announced!

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, March 3 7:30 PM
An Evening of Vocal Selections with (New York native) Trevor McQueen

The concert will feature songs from the Great American songbook and musical theater, featuring the music of Gershwin, Menken, Bucchino, Arlen, Rodgers, Sondheim, and others. He will be accompanied by Tom Romine, drums, Jesse Russell, bass, and Jeff Daubenmire, piano. McQueen made his Broadway debut in 1999 with Bernadette Peters in the Broadway revival of Annie Get Your Gun.
He is a graduate of the prestitious Carnegie Mellon Univerisity's School of Drama in Pittsburg with a BFA in Acting/Music Theatre. He has established himself as a respected performer in the New York City music scene, having performed at such venues as the Birdland Jazz Club, Little Es and Jazz at Andys at the Fairmont Hotel in Pittsburgh.
The public is invited to attend this free concert with a reception to follow. Donations accepted.
Venue: First Presbyterian Church
2 W. Hunter Street
Info: (740) 385-2242



Wednesday, March 4 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, March 5 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, March 5 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, March 5 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, March 6 4 PM - 7 PM
FISH FRY sponsored by the Knights of Columbus St. James Council 2299

Menu: fried or baked fish; french fries; coleslaw; roll; beverage; dessert and other sides (green beans, mac & cheese, salads)
Adults: $8; Students: $6; Family (parents and their children under 18) $25. (Price includes sides and dessert.) Carry out meals available.
(Proceeds benefit KOC scholarship fund, families in need, the Cairo's organization and funeral dinners.)
St. John Catholic Church, 351 N. Market Street. Social Hall is located on the North Street side of the church.



Friday, March 6 5 PM
Senior Center Annual Chinese Auction

Doors open at 5 PM; Drawings at 7 PM. Food available for purchase. Raffle drawings: *50/50; *Commemorative Gold Plated 50 State Quarters Collection Set; * Food Basket  All welcome!
Scenic Hills Senior Center
187 S. Spring Street

(740) 385-6581



Friday, March 6 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Seedlings Art Show - Opening Night!

Annual art exhibit featuring Logan-Hocking Middle School students.
(Show ends Saturday, March 28.)

Regular house hours are 2-5 PM Tuesday through Saturday.
The Bowen House
Community Center for Arts and Education
196 N. Market Street

(740) 385-0344
www.bowenhouse.org



Saturday, March 7 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Book Signing by Judy Maniskas
The Hocking Hills -1900 - 1950

Judy will be present to sign her latest work - a collection of more than 230 local postcards. Cost for book: $22.00
Venue: The Hocking County Historical Society Museum
64 N. Culver Street



Saturday, March 7   4-6:30 PM
Monthly Soup Supper

Menu: To Be Announced
Suggested Donation is $6.00.
Scenic Hills Senior Center
187 S. Spring Street

(740) 385-6581



Tuesday, March 10 6:15 PM - 7 PM Storytime at the Library - Topic to be Announced!

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



Thursday, March 12 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, March 12 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, March 12 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, March 13 4 PM - 7 PM
FISH FRY sponsored by the Knights of Columbus St. James Council 2299

Menu: fried or baked fish; french fries; coleslaw; roll; beverage; dessert and other sides (green beans, mac & cheese, salads)
Adults: $8; Students: $6; Family (parents and their children under 18) $25. (Price includes sides and dessert.) Carry out meals available.
(Proceeds benefit KOC scholarship fund, families in need, the Cairo's organization and funeral dinners.)
St. John Catholic Church, 351 N. Market Street. Social Hall is located on the North Street side of the church.



Saturday, March 14  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, March 14 Time TBA
Janie's Jump Start Fiddle and Banjo Workshop

Taught by Janie Rothfield (fiddle) and Hilarie Burhans (Clawhammer banjoe)
Full and half-day options available. For Intermediate Level Musicians
Workshop-House Concert-Jam
For more info, contact Jane Rothfield as follows: Janerothfield@gmail.com; telephone (518) 522-7445 or visit wesite at www.janiesjumpstart.com
Venue: The Bowen House
Community Center for Arts and Education
196 N. Market Street

(740) 385-0344
www.bowenhouse.org



Sunday, March 15   2:30 - 4:30 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, March 18 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, March 19 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, March 19 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, March 19 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, March 20 4 PM - 7 PM
FISH FRY sponsored by the Knights of Columbus St. James Council 2299

Menu: fried or baked fish; french fries; coleslaw; roll; beverage; dessert and other sides (green beans, mac & cheese, salads)
Adults: $8; Students: $6; Family (parents and their children under 18) $25. (Price includes sides and dessert.) Carry out meals available.
(Proceeds benefit KOC scholarship fund, families in need, the Cairo's organization and funeral dinners.)
St. John Catholic Church, 351 N. Market Street. Social Hall is located on the North Street side of the church.



Thursday, March 26 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, March 26 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, March 26 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, March 27 4 PM - 7 PM
FISH FRY sponsored by the Knights of Columbus St. James Council 2299

Menu: fried or baked fish; french fries; coleslaw; roll; beverage; dessert and other sides (green beans, mac & cheese, salads)
Adults: $8; Students: $6; Family (parents and their children under 18) $25. (Price includes sides and dessert.) Carry out meals available.
(Proceeds benefit KOC scholarship fund, families in need, the Cairo's organization and funeral dinners.)
St. John Catholic Church, 351 N. Market Street. Social Hall is located on the North Street side of the church.



Sunday, March 29 6:30 PM
An Easter Cantata: The Easter Story*

A combined Community Chorus presents this cantata under the direction of Corby Leach with piano accompanient by Tammy Tschudy, First Presbyterian Church Music Director and Pianist, respectively.
Concert is preceded by several selections by the First Presbyterian Church Chancel Bell Choir
Reception to follow.
Concert is free. Everyone welcome!
First Presbyterian Church
2 W. Hunter Street
Info: (740) 385-2242

*written and arranged by Tom Fettke and Thomas Grassi



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




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.)





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.)



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



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.
Reception to follow
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
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.
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
Please, call the host organization to
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

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