Around town

Drumming workshop at Riverside Gallery

Lawrence Greene of Athens will be doing a Drumming Workshop from 1 to 3 p.m. Jan. 13 at Riverside Artists Gallery, 219 Second St. Marietta. The cost will be $12. This class will focus on traditional West African rhythms that are played by Ugata: Drum and Dance. The main drums used are djembes, so bring one if you have it. This tradition always focuses on the djun djun drums (bass drums which will be there to learn from). Other drums will be provided too. New students and returners are welcome. Call to reserve a space, 740-376-0797.

Vendor/craft show

at Church of God

The first vendor/craft show will be held at the Marietta Church Of God from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 20. The church is located at 501 Colegate Drive, Marietta. This event is to help raise money to purchase new Bibles for outreach ministries. Vendors are to set up at 7 a.m. on the day of the event. Spaces are $15 for one space and $10 for any additional space.

¯ For information: 740-373-4741.

MOVP presents ‘Always …Patsy Cline’

Mid Ohio Valley Players in Marietta, will present “Always…Patsy Cline” by Ted Swindley on Jan. 19, 20, 26, 27, Feb. 2, 3 at 8 p.m. and Jan. 28 at 3 p.m.. The show is based on a true story about legendary country singer Patsy Cline’s friendship with a fan from Houston named Louise Seger, who befriended the star in a Texas honky-tonk in l961, and continued a correspondence with Cline until her death. Tickets are available at, the Marietta-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Marty’s Print Shop and at the box office prior to each show.

Financial workshop at the O’Neill Center

The O’Neill Center is sponsoring financial workshops, beginning Jan. 12 at 9 a.m. This five week set of workshops is presented by Kim Luft, financial advisor for Edward Jones. Enjoy a cup of coffee and brunch while increasing your financial knowledge. During this series of classes participants will get binders and certificates of completion, as they go along. Week 1 Stocks: The Nuts and Bolts, Week 2 Focus on Fixed Income- Learn about CD, Bonds Week 3, An Investors Tour of Mutual Funds Week 4, Tax Free Investing: It’s not what you make, it’s what you keep Week 5, Retirement by Design– how to use the above knowledge and apply it to your situation. Register by calling 740-373-3914.

The Memorial Health System is currently experiencing a high volume of flu cases. For the health and safety of patients, visitors and community, they are currently restricting visitors. The restrictions are two visitors per patient, no visitors under the age of 18 and no visitors with flu-like symptoms.