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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 th 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:



Athens Real Estate, LLC

Blosser Building, LLC

The Bowen House

Citizens Bank

CMC Real Estate Group

Columbus Washboard Company

Flowers by Darlene

Get-Away Cabins in Hocking Hills

Dennis I. Heebink

Hocking - Athens - Perry Community Action

Hocking County Commissioners

Hocking Hills Tourism Association

Hocking Metropolitan Housing Authority

Hocking Valley Community Hospital

The Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls

Interim Health Care

F.E. James Electric Co., Inc.

Kentucky Fried Chicken

Robert Lilley

City of Logan

The Logan Clay Products Company

Logan-Hocking County District Library

Logan-Hocking School District

The Logan Daily News

North Fitness Center

Saving Hardware

Scenic Hills Senior Center

Sharffs Fashion, Inc.

Southeastern Ohio Home Health & Staffing Solutions, Inc.

Webb Perennials, LLC

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


Community Improvement Corporation
City of Logan


UPCOMING EVENTS 


 

APRIL 2014  EVENTS

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


On-going
Applications are now available for plots at the Logan Community Garden.  Plot sizes are 15' x 15' or 15' x 30'.  Gardens will be ready for planting on May 1st.  Applications are available at Saving Hardware, 95 E. Main Street.
For more info, contact Bob Tripp at (740) 385-6978.
 

Month of April, 2014
Logan Hocking High School Art Show
Hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 2 - 5 pm.
The Bowen House Community Center for Arts and Education
196 N. Market Street
(740) 385-0344



Tuesday, April 15 - Saturday, April 19
Sharff's Spring Sale
15% off Select Spring/Summer Apparel*
Hours:  9:30 AM - 6 PM Monday-Friday;
9:30 AM - 5 PM on Saturday.
45 W. Main Street
(740) 385 4016
*(extra 15% off ONE item with bonus coupon from Logan Daily News)



Thursday, April 17    4  PM
Grand Opening of Utopia Brick Oven Restaurant
The Logan-Hocking Chamber of Commerce will host the grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony for Utopia, located at 117 W. Main Street.   Everyone welcome!

Thursday, April 17   7 PM
Maundy Thursday Worship Service
featuring "From Bethlehem to Calvary."  This will include musical performances as well as stories from people who have encountered Jesus in their lives.  Everyone welcome!
First Presbyterian Church, 2 W. Hunter Street   (740) 385-2242


Friday, April 18    10 AM
Good Friday Stations of the Cross Walk
(ecumenical event - all welcome!)
Walk will depart from St. John's Catholic Church social hall on North Street.  Participants will proceed on a one-mile journey around the Logan downtown area led by a youth member carrying a large cross.  A station will be announced at 14 different locations around town.  The Stations of the Cross commemorate the stops along the Via Dolorosa (Latin:  way of sorrow), Jesus' journey from his arrest in the Garden to the placement of his body in the tomb.  Millions of Christians walk this path when they visit the Holy Land.
Procession takes about one hour and ends back at St. John Church.



Friday, April 18      Noon
Community Good Friday Service
Reverend Charles Eagle will deliver the message.  All welcome!
Sponsored by the Hocking County Ministerial Association
St. John Catholic Church,
351 N. Market Street
(740) 385-2549


Friday, April 18     10 PM
(7th Annual)  "EGGstravaganza"
Join the Kick Cancer Club  for its flashlight egg hunt.  Hunt is 10 - 11 PM.  Gates open at 9 PM.
Many Great Prizes!
Fee:  $10 participation - adults only (16 years and older)
Bring your own flashlight! 
All proceeds benefit the Hocking County Relay for Life.
To be held at the Hocking County Fairgrounds.
Info:  Amy Wells at (740) 380-3772 or Wendy Cook at (740) 385-3764


Saturday, April 19      1 PM
Kiwanis (annual) Easter Egg Hunt
There will be three fields filled with candy and prizes designated by age groups:  up to 4 years; 5-9 years old; and 9-12 years old.  Each field will have a large prize as well as several smaller "special" prizes that will be marked on the eggs
Free event sponsored by the Logan Kiwanis Club
To be held at the Hocking County Fairgrounds
Rain date is Saturday, April 26 at 1 PM.



Saturday, April 19    7:30 PM
Talking With...
Logan Theatre Group presents this dramatic comedy by Jane Martin
Winner of the 1982 American Theatre Critics Association Award, Best Regional Play.
These extraordinary monologues received a standing ovation at Louisville's Actors Theatre.  Idiosyncratic characters amuse, move and frighten, always speaking from the depths of their souls.  They include a fundamentalist snake handler, a housewife who has found an unusual way to cope with boredom, a woman willing to go to any length to get a job, an expectant mother, and an ex rodeo rider - just to mention a few of the ten interesting women.  produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
Tickets are $12 per person with 50% of the proceeds going to the Southeastern Ohio Food Bank.

Venue:  Stagecoach Banquet and Conference Center, 225 E. Main Street
Info and reservations:  (740) 583-9475


Sunday April 20
Easter Day
Easter Day celebrations at area churches.  All welcome! 

 

Monday, April 21    11 AM - 5 PM
Blood Drive at Citizen's Bank
Front of 188 W. Main Street (Logan office)
Call the bank at (740) 385-1479 or the Red Cross at 900-RED-CROSS to schedule an appointment.  Walk in's welcome!




Thursday, April 24     7 PM
Hocking County Historical Society meeting/program
Dave Reed will speak about his knowledge of the history of the Long Hunter during the era of 1740-1790.  Reed has been interested in this period of history for almost 25 years.  During the presentation, he will be addressing the clothing, lifestyles and the misconception of the Long Hunter.  Reed also will have several types of weaponry on hand for everyone to view and touch.  Dressed in era clothing, Reed will provide a fun, as well as informative, presentation. 
(4th Thursday of each month through the fall)
This is a free event open to the public; everyone is welcome!
HCHS, 60 N. Culver Street
Info:  (740) 385-6026



Friday, April 25    7:30 PM
Talking With...
Logan Theatre Group presents this dramatic comedy by Jane Martin
Winner of the 1982 American Theatre Critics Association Award, Best Regional Play.
These extraordinary monologues received a standing ovation at Louisville's Actors Theatre.  Idiosyncratic characters amuse, move and frighten, always speaking from the depths of their souls.  They include a fundamentalist snake handler, a housewife who has found an unusual way to cope with boredom, a woman willing to go to any length to get a job, an expectant mother, and an ex rodeo rider - just to mention a few of the ten interesting women.  produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
Tickets are $10 per person.
Venue:  Stagecoach Banquet and Conference Center, 225 E. Main Street
Info and reservations:  (740) 583-9475



Sunday, April 27    3:00 PM
Talking With...
Logan Theatre Group presents this dramatic comedy by Jane Martin
Winner of the 1982 American Theatre Critics Association Award, Best Regional Play.
These extraordinary monologues received a standing ovation at Louisville's Actors Theatre.  Idiosyncratic characters amuse, move and frighten, always speaking from the depths of their souls.  They include a fundamentalist snake handler, a housewife who has found an unusual way to cope with boredom, a woman willing to go to any length to get a job, an expectant mother, and an ex rodeo rider - just to mention a few of the ten interesting women.  produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
Tickets are $10 per person.
Venue:  Stagecoach Banquet and Conference Center, 225 E. Main Street
Info and reservations:  (740) 583-9475




Tuesday, April 29
Hope Blooms Photo Exhibit
Show runs through Saturday, May 3, when judging will take place from 3 - 5 PM.
Hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 2 - 5 pm.
The Bowen House Community Center for Arts and Education
196 N. Market Street
(740) 385-0344



Wednesday, April 30   8-11 AM
Business Security Workshop
Presented by Frank Daniels, Vector Security, a retired police officer with over 35 years experience in police, fire, and business security and consulting.
Topics to be covered include commercial fire and alarm systems, access control systems, cameras and DVRs, and how to prevent theft.
Workshop is offered by Logan-Hocking Chamber of Commerce, 140 E. Main Street.  Registration required by April 29:  call Bill Rinehart at (740) 385-6836 or e-mail to bill.rinehart@hocking.net.

MAY 2014  EVENTS

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

Month of May, 2014
Women at Work Art Show opening,  showcasing the talents of nine area women artists.  More info to follow.
The Bowen House Community Center for Arts and Education
196 N. Market Street
(740) 385-0344


Thursday, May 1     7 PM
Logan Theatre Group Monthly Meeting
(Meets the First Thursday of each month)
Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend meetings for discussion of future productions, various aspects of the performances, such as costumes, sets, promotion, acting....  If unable to attend the meeting but have an interest in participation, contact the theatre group at logantheatregroup@gmail.com or call Scot at (740) 279-6563.  The group has big plans for the summer and would like to get as much of the community involved as possible!
Location:  Downstairs at the theatre building, NW corner of Main and Mulberry Streets.



Friday,   May 2    
(6:30 PM Buffet/7:30 PM Performance)
Talking With... 

Logan Theatre Group presents this dramatic comedy by Jane Martin
Winner of the 1982 American Theatre Critics Association Award, Best Regional Play.
These extraordinary monologues received a standing ovation at Louisville's Actors Theatre.  Idiosyncratic characters amuse, move and frighten, always speaking from the depths of their souls.  They include a fundamentalist snake handler, a housewife who has found an unusual way to cope with boredom, a woman willing to go to any length to get a job, an expectant mother, and an ex rodeo rider - just to mention a few of the ten interesting women.  produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
Tickets are $30 per person.
Venue:  Grouse Nest/Hocking Hills Resort, 25780 Liberty Hill Road, South Bloomingville
Reservations:  (740) 332-4501



Saturday,  May 3    4 - 6:30 PM
Soup Supper
(1st Sat of each month)

Menu:  Choice of Potato or Chicken Noodle Soup;  Choice of Sloppy Joe or Tuna Sandwich.   Meal includes coffee/tea and Dessert for a cost of $6 per person.  Everyone welcome!
Scenic Hills Senior Center
187 S. Spring Street  
Info:  385-6581



Friday,  May 9
(Huge) Mother's Day Flower Sale  
9 AM - 5 PM on the front lawn.
Hundreds of Flowers including hanging baskets, flats and pots of assorted flowers and vetetables
Great Prices!
(Flowers grown by Rick Webb Perennials)
Scenic Hills Senior Center
187 S. Spring Street  
Info:  385-6581



Saturday,  May 10    8-11 AM
Pancake Breakfast
(2nd Sat of each month)
Choice of pancakes, eggs and sausage OR  sausage gravy, biscuits and eggs. Juice or coffee.
All for a Donation
Scenic Hills Senior Center
187 S. Spring Street  
Info:  385-6581



Saturday,  May 10
Flea Market - Fundraiser for the Hocking County Historical Society
On the lawn at the Museum complex. More info to follow.
60 N. Culver Street

Wednesday, May 14      7 PM
Monthly meeting of the Chakeres Theatre Restoration Corporation.  (meeting the second Wednesday of each month)
Everyone is welcome to come see how you can be a big part in helping get the historic Logan Chakeres Theatre restored.  Plans will be underway for fundraising events.  Ongoing activities will be announced as planned.  Corporate sponsors are being sought.  The website - http://www.logantheatre.org  - includes a convenient PayPal donation link.
Monthly Meeting location:  Logan Hocking District Library meeting room


Friday, May 16 & Sat. May 17,
           Time TBA
Willy  Wonka Junior
Musical production by the Hocking County Children's Chorus
performance venue:  Logan
Hocking Middle School




Thursday, May 22     7 PM
Hocking County Historical Society meeting/program
Speaker is Marilyn Schraff, Author of Growing Up in Appalachia,
(4th Thursday of each month through the fall)
Open to the public; everyone is welcome!
HCHS, 60 N. Culver Street
Info:  (740) 385-6026




JUNE 2014  EVENTS

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


Month of June 2014
Washboard Festival Quilt Show opens.
Hocking Valley Quilters will be the featured quilting group.  More info to follow.
The Bowen House Community Center for Arts and Education
196 N. Market Street
(740) 385-0344


Sunday,  June 1      2:30  PM
Senior Chorus Concert featuring Broadway/show tunes
Annual Spring Concert by the Scenic Hills Senior Center chorus.  Group, solo and duet pieces.  Reception to follow
FREE    Everyone welcome!
Scenic Hills Senior Center
187 S. Spring Street  
Info:  385-6581





Thursday, June 12 through
             Saturday, June 14
Washboard Music Festival
Annual festival features plenty of family fun, music, crafts, food, quilt show, events, entertainment for the kids, including the Washboard Train and much more.  More info to follow.
Downtown Logan
Info:  (740) 380-3828




Thursday, June 26     7 PM
Hocking County Historical Society meeting/program
Chris Hart (Canal Boat Re-enactor) will portray a Canal Boat Captain - Historical Fiction
(4th Thursday of each month through the fall)
Open to the public; everyone is welcome!
HCHS, 60 N. Culver Street
Info:  (740) 385-6026



Saturday, June 28
Ho
cking County Historical Society 4th Annual Wine and Cheese Gala
Hocking Hills Dining Lodge

Open to the public; everyone is welcome!  Admission charged.
More info to follow.

Info:  (740) 385-6026





JULY 2014  EVENTS


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


Saturday, July 11
Ice Cream Social
(more info to follow)
Scenic Hills Senior Center
187 S. Spring Street  
Info:  385-6581



Thursday, July 24    7 PM
Hocking County Historical Society meeting/program
Tom O'Grady will share information of the Barn Builders, An Architectural Legacy in Rural Ohio.
(4th Thursday of each month through the fall)
Open to the public; everyone is welcome!
HCHS, 60 N. Culver Street
Info:  (740) 385-6026


AUGUST 2014  EVENTS


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

Month of August 2014
Hocking County Family and Children First photography group featuring the work of middle schoolers, teens and adolescents..  More info to follow.
The Bowen House Community Center for Arts and Education
196 N. Market Street



Saturday, August 2 and Sunday August 3
Second Annual Inspirefest Music Festival in Logan's Town Center/Worthington Park and vicinity.  Numerous bands appearing with lots of activities.
This is a fundraiser for Hocking Hills Inspire Homeless Shelter.  Bands seeking information about participating can contact Jesse Russell at jjrvox@gmail.com
More info to follow! 


Saturday August 8     4 PM- 7 PM
Annual Ice Cream Social on the Lawn at the Hocking County Historical Society
Open to the public; everyone is welcome!  Cost to be announced.
HCHS, 60 N. Culver Street
Info:  (740) 385-6026



Thursday, August 28    7 PM
Hocking County Historical Society meeting/program
Speaker to be announced.
(4th Thursday of each month through the fall)
Open to the public; everyone is welcome!
HCHS, 60 N. Culver Street
Info:  (740) 385-6026


SEPTEMBER 2014  EVENTS


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


Month of September, 2014
Men at Work Art Show opens  showcasing the talents of area male artists.  More info to follow.
The Bowen House Community Center for Arts and Education
196 N. Market Street
(740) 385-0344



Monday, September 8 through
Saturday, September 13

Hocking County Fair
Logan Fairgrounds
Info:  (740) 385-6704


Thursday, September 25   7 PM
Hocking County Historical Society meeting/program
Speaker to be announced.
(4th Thursday of each month through the fall)
Open to the public; everyone is welcome!
HCHS, 60 N. Culver Street
Info:  (740) 385-6026



  OCTOBER 2014  EVENTS


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

Sunday,  October 5     2:30  PM
Senior Chorus Concert
Annual Fall Concert by the Scenic Hills Senior Center chorus.  Group, solo and duet pieces.  Reception to follow
FREE    Everyone welcome!
Scenic Hills Senior Center
187 S. Spring Street  
Info:  385-6581



Thursday, October 23     7 PM
Hocking County Historical Society meeting/program
John Dye will speak on the Women of the Civil War
(4th Thursday of each month through the fall)
Open to the public; everyone is welcome!
HCHS, 60 N. Culver Street
Info:  (740) 385-6026



Saturday, October 25   11 AM-2 PM
Empty Bowls Luncheon
Local annual fundraiser to help fight hunger in Hocking County.  $10 per person includes soup, drink, dessert, and hand-thrown or painted bowl to take home.
Logan Central Elementary  School




  NOVEMBER 2014  EVENTS


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







  DECEMBER 2014  EVENTS


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

Thursday, December 4 through Thursday, December 18
Festival of Trees Exhibit
The Bowen House will be beautifully decorated from head to toe with an array of unique and creative trees and other holiday displays. Special events occur throughout the month.
Regular hours are 2-5 PM Tuesday through Saturday.  Closed on Sunday and Monday
The Bowen House Community Center for Arts and Education
196 N. Market Street
(740) 385-0344


Saturday, December 6  
Logan Santa Parade
Floats, marching bands, cheer and twirling groups, equestrians, walking units and more...with the arrival of Santa Claus and the lighting of Logan's famed holiday lights.
Sponsored by the Logan Hocking Chamber of Commerce
Info:  (740) 385-6836



Saturday, December 6  
Hocking County Historical Society Holiday Open House
Open to the public; everyone is welcome!
HCHS, 60 N. Culver Street
Info:  (740) 385-6026




Friday, December 19
          
10:30AM -12:30 PM
Christmas Open House
(more info to follow)
Scenic Hills Senior Center
187 S. Spring Street  
Info:  385-6581





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ON-GOING 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 daily 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.






A
NNUAL EVENTS



June:
Washboard Music Festival
Thursday, June 12th to Saturday, June 14th, 2014


October:
Tombstone Travels in the Old Logan Cemetery
Saturday, October 12, 2013

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