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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 


AUGUST 2014  EVENTS


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

ONGOING (through Tues Aug. 29)
Hocking County Family and Children First Council -  Photo Exhibit                       FREE
Exhibit features photos from eight Hocking County children who took part in the Council's photography program, instructed by local photographer, Eric Hoffman.  Children from middle school to high school age learned to look at the world around them differently and capture "moments in time." 

The Bowen House Community Center for Arts and Education
196 N. Market Street
(740) 385-0344
House hours:   Tuesday through Saturday from 2 - 5 PM; closed on Sunday and Monday.


FRIDAY, August 22 - Pre-concert Dinner Special at M&M Family Diner -
Every Friday Chef Brent will create a special dinner in addition to the regular menu. Enjoy dinner then just walk across the street to the Music in the Park concert in Worthington Park. The new summer hours for M&M Family Diner are Mon - Thur 7am to 3pm, Fri 7am to 7pm, Sat 7am to 3pm and Sun 8am to 2pm. Now offering a new Lite menu featuring specialty salads and club sandwiches as well as the old favorites.  Also new this summer - catering services throughout the Hocking Hills.
M&M Family Diner, 34 W Main St,  740-380-9181





Friday, August 22       7:00 PM
Music in the Park    (free)
 Friday Night Concerts in Worthington Park
Persuaded Gospel will close out the 2014 Concert in the Park schedule. 
HHIS will sell refreshments for the entire 11 weeks.  Bring lawn chair or blanket.   Concerts usually proceed rain or shine.  Bands are subject to change without notice.  Info:  John Graham at
(740)  746-8233  




Saturday,  August 23      6 PM
Saturday Night Concert on the Patio                 FREE
Christian Performing Artist Jeff Daugherty will be performing.  Concerts occur rain or shine on the patio or in the bookstore/community room.
Psalm 121 Discount Books & Gifts LLC
110 E. Main Street (the Shaw Building)
Info:  (740) 385-0056



Sunday, August 24   3 - 5 PM and Monday, August 25   7-9  PM

Auditions for The Haunting of Hill House, the Logan Theatre Group's upcoming production in October.  Those interested will be asked to do cold reading from the script, a copy of which will be available at the Logan-Hocking Public Library on Main Street from August 11- August 22 for in-library use.

The Haunting of Hill House is a full length drama described by the Theatre Group as "A chilling and mystifying study in mounting terror in which a small group of 'psychically receptive' people are brought together in Hill House, a brooding, mid-Victorian mansion known as a place of evil and contained ill-will."  It is adapted for the stage by F. Andrew Leslie from the novel by Shirley Jackson.

Try-outs will take place on the 2nd Floor of the Theatre Building located at 25 N. Mulberry Street

More Info:  (740) 583-9475;  Logantheatregroup@gmail.com; www.logantheatregroup.com; Facebook.com/Logan_Theatre_Group


 




 

Monday, August 25         6 - 7 PM

Hocking County Children's Chorus Open House

This is an opportunity for anyone interested in joining the chorus or just seeking more information to attend the open house.

Open House will be held at The Bowen House Community Center for Arts and Education
196 N. Market Street     (740) 385-0344


 


 

Thursday,  August 28                7 PM
HCHS Program - US Navy Zeppelin Shenandoah                  (Free)

Barry Harle will be August's guest speaker at the Hocking County Historical Society. Mr. Harle will be presenting the history of the US Zeppelin Shenandoah.  The US Zeppelin Shenandoah was the first of four United States Navy airships. On September 3, 1925, the US Shenandoah crashed in Noble County near Ava, Ohio. Fourteen men lost their lives in this tragic accident. On display will be historic photos, newspapers and actual pieces of the Shenandoah.
Everyone is welcome to attend.

Hocking County Historical Society, 64 N. Culver Street

(740) 385-6026








Saturday,  August 30      6 PM
Saturday Night Concert on the Patio       FREE
Jesse Barkhurst will perform.  Concerts occur rain or shine on the patio or in the bookstore/community room.
Psalm 121 Discount Books & Gifts LLC
110 E. Main Street (the Shaw Building)
Info:  (740) 385-0056




Saturday, August  30       8 PM   
INTO THE WOODS - a two act musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim; book by James Lapine.
The story follows a baker and his wife who wish to have a child, Cinderella who wishes to attend the King's Festival, and Jack who wishes his cow would give mild.  When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch's curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse.  Everyone's wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results.  One of Sondheim's most popular works, INTO THE WOODS is a musically sophisticated show with the opportunity to feature actors adept at dark comedy.  Rated PG.
Performance includes several local actors plus others from Columbus, Glouster, Chillicothe, Nelsonville, and Waverly.
VENUE: 
 Kachelmacher Park, 128-274  St. Rt. 93 S. 
This is an outdoor performance - bring chairs or blankets. 
Cost:  $10 adults; $5 children 12 and under
Advance Tickets:  (740)  583-9475 

For more info visit one of the following websites:  http://www.logantheatregroup.com
https://www.facebook.com/Logan Theatre Group or
info@logantheatregroup.com
(INTO THE WOODS is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).  All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.  421 West 4th Street, New York, NY 10019   Phone:  212-541-4684  Fax:  212-397-4684  www.MTIShows.com)



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.  Opening night reception is Saturday, September 6 at 7:00 PM.
FREE
The Bowen House Community Center for Arts and Education
196 N. Market Street
(740) 385-0344


Wednesday, September 3    10 AM 
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,  September 6       6 PM
Saturday Night Concert on the Patio   FREE
Rev. Ben Louder will perform.  Concerts occur rain or shine on the patio or in the bookstore/community room.
Psalm 121 Discount Books & Gifts LLC
110 E. Main Street (the Shaw Building)
Info:  (740) 385-0056




Monday, September 8 through
Saturday, September 13

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


Friday,  September 12
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



Saturday,  Sept. 13  -  8 AM-11AM
Second Saturday Pancake Breakfast
Menu:  Pancakes, eggs & sausage or sausage gravy biscuits, eggs & hash browns.                   
 
Cost:  $6.00
Scenic Hills Senior Center
187 S. Spring Street  
Info:  385-6581





Saturday,  September 13       6 PM
Saturday Night Concert on the Patio   FREE
Dan & Teresa Crawford will perform.
 Concerts occur rain or shine on the patio or in the bookstore/community room.
Psalm 121 Discount Books & Gifts LLC
110 E. Main Street (the Shaw Building)
Info:  (740) 385-0056




Saturday,  September 13      
Concert on the Lawn   (free)
Musical guest(s) and time TBA
The Bowen
Community Center for Arts and Education
196 N. Market Street
(740) 385-0344
(Donations gratefully appreciated)



Wednesday, September 17    10 AM 
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,  September 20      6 PM
Saturday Night Concert on the Patio        FREE
featuring  Christian performing artists Heartsong.  Concerts occur rain or shine on the patio or in the bookstore/community room.
Psalm 121 Discount Books & Gifts LLC
110 E. Main Street (the Shaw Building)
Info:  (740) 385-0056




Thursday, September 25   7 PM
Hocking County Historical Society meeting/program     FREE
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



Saturday,  September 27      6 PM
Saturday Night Concert on the Patio     FREE
featuring  Christian performing artists Joanna Carpenter and Tammy Wittekind.  Concerts occur rain or shine on the patio or in the bookstore/community room.
Psalm 121 Discount Books & Gifts LLC
110 E. Main Street (the Shaw Building)
Info:  (740) 385-0056



  OCTOBER 2014  EVENTS


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


Month of October
Bowen House Photography Group Fall Exhibit           FREE
More info to follow
The Bowen House Community Center for Arts and Education
196 N. Market Street
(740) 385-0344




Wednesday, October 1    10 AM 
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, October 4   6:30 PM
Bowen House Annual Art/Antique Auction/Fundraiser with complimentary wine and refreshments.
Cost:  $25 individual/$40 couple
The Bowen House Community Center for Arts and Education
196 N. Market Street
(740) 385-0344


Sunday,  October 5     2:30  PM
Senior Chorus Concert - "He Lights Our Way"
Annual Fall Concert by the Scenic Hills Senior Center chorus - Program will feature Gospel and Patriotic music, such as I Believe, Brighten the Corner, Farther Along, We're Marching to Zion, The Wonder of It All , a patriotic medley and more.    Group, solo, duet pieces and sing-a-longs.  Reception to follow
FREE    Everyone welcome!
Scenic Hills Senior Center
187 S. Spring Street  
Info:  385-6581



Saturday, October 11
Times to be announced
Tombstone Travels
This year's tour will guide travelers to  the Oak Grove Cemetery on a Mausoleum Tour where many area prominent families await the opportunity to talk of their lives and times!
Sponsored by Logan Town Center
(more info to follow)


Wednesday, October  15    10 AM 
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,  October 18     
Concert  on the Lawn          (free)
Musical guest(s) and time TBA
The Bowen
Community Center for Arts and Education
196 N. Market Street
(740) 385-0344
(Donations gratefully appreciated)




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)           FREE
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
445 N. Market Street

Saturday, October 25 
(2nd annual) Kid-Friendly Haunted House   Time TBA
at 
The Bowen House Community Center for Arts and Education
196 N. Market Street
(740) 385-0344


  NOVEMBER 2014  EVENTS


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


Wednesday, November  5    10 AM 
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, November  19    10 AM 
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.)


  DECEMBER 2014  EVENTS


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


Wednesday, December 3    10 AM 
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 December 6   
(through Thursday, December 18)

Festival of Trees opens     FREE
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

Saturday December 13   
Kid's Christmas Camp
(Time and cost TBA)
Kids will enjoy a day of activities at the The Bowen House, which will be beautifully decorated from head to toe with an array of unique and creative trees and other holiday displays.
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


Wednesday, December 17    10 AM 
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, 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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