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

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



THROUGH SATURDAY, MARCH 28 Seedlings Art Show -

Annual art exhibit featuring Logan-Hocking Middle School students grades five through eight. Exhibition includes over 150 student creations including drawings, paintings, sculpture, printmaking, photography, and many other types of media.
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



March Madness Winter Clearance - 50% to 70% off Sharff's Fashion

Apparel, shoes, accessories, Ohio State, "select" UGG & TOMS included, as well as men's apparel. (All Sales Final)
Hours: 10 AM - 5:30 PM Monday through Friday; 9:30 AM -5:00 PM on Saturday. Sharff's located at 45 W. Main Street in downtown Logan www.sharffs.com (740) 385-4016



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.



Monday, March 23 5:00 PM
Movie Night at the Library

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



Monday, March 23 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



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


Practices will be Tuesdays, March 24 and March 31 at 6:30 p.m. at St. John Catholic Church. Singers are asked to try to attend at least one of the two practices.
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 24 6:15 PM - 7 PM Storytime at the Library - Fun for Everyone!

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 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.



Saturday, March 28 10 AM - 1 PM RELAY FOR LIFE Bake Sale and Easter Egg Grab

Choose from a variety of baked goods including buckeyes, chocolate and peanut butter fudge as well as other cookies. Easter egg grab is a large box filled with plastic Easter eggs that will contain candy, trinkets, gift cards and several other wonderful prizes.
A donation of $1.00 to the Fight for All team lets you choose an egg from the box.
VENUE: Worthington Park Gazebo, corner of Market and Main Streets.
Info: Jessica Bowlby at (740) 385-0450



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. Narration by John Graham.
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
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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.)




Friday, April 3 NOON
Community Good Friday Service

St. John Catholic Church,
351 North Market Street
(740) 385-2549



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



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



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



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.)






Friday, April 17 6:30 PM
Senior Spring 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



MAY 2015   EVENTS
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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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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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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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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