Around town

The First Unitarian Universalist Society of Marietta, 232 Third St., will host an African drum workshop from 1 to 3 p.m. Feb. 16 in the social hall. Master drummer Lawrence Greene will conduct the workshop. The fee is $10; advance registration required. Call Rev. Kat Hawbaker at 740-373-1238 or Shelley Khatib at 703-340-5502 to register. Drums will be provided. This is the first in a series of monthly drum workshops at the church.

The Marietta Family YMCA will host Parents’ Night Out from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 16. There is limited space; sign-up is required three days in advance. The program fee is $20 for one child and $10 for each sibling. Financial assistance is available. Bring YMCA Scholarship approval letter, proof of Choices Assistance or Ohio Department of Job and Family Services to get half off.

The Washington County Public Library will offer the free computer class, “Using Computers – An Introduction,” at the Marietta location at 615 Fifth St. at 10 a.m. Feb. 21. Another free class, “Digital Content at the Library,” will be offered at 1 p.m. Feb. 26. Call 740-373-1057 to register or visit the library’s service desk.

“Using Computers – An Introduction,” will also be offered at the Barlow location at 45 White Oak Professional Center at 10 a.m. Feb. 19 and the Belpre location at 2012 Washington Blvd. at 10 a.m. Feb. 27 at 10 a.m. To register in Barlow, call the Barlow Public Library at 740-678-0103 or visit the library’s circulation desk. To register in Belpre, call the Belpre Public Library at 740-423-8305 or visit the library’s service desk.

The Blue Bag Lunch Group will meet on Tuesday at Democratic Headquarters, 229 Putnam St., Marietta. Bring a lunch and join the group for a lively discussion of current events. All are welcome.

The 15th annual Elizabeth Broughton Cabin Fever 2 Mile Trek to benefit the Marietta City Schools’ Cross Country program will take place at 2 p.m. Feb. 24 at 2 p.m. The course is the Broughton Nature and Wildlife Education Area, 639 Ohio 821, Marietta. Registration will be from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. The cost for each individual walker or runner is $15 and $45 for teams. Registration forms are available at Copper Leaf Interiors, 415 Gilman Ave. or online at facebook.com/mariettaxc.

•For information: Pam Holschuh, 740-350-1989.

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