Around town

In collaboration with Hidden Marietta, Marietta Main Street will host a Hidden Places, Secret Spaces tour from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday. The tour will offer the unique opportunity to go inside the normally off-limits locations of some of Front Street’s largest historic buildings, including The Armory, McKenna’s Market, Ketter Block, Plumber & Pipe Fitters, Stanley & Grass and Mahone’s. Proceeds benefit Marietta Main Street.

The Oak Grove Explorers 4-H Club will host the ninth annual 5K Run/Walk for Hervida June 1 at 8 a.m., starting at Oak Grove Christian School, 535 BF Goodrich Road, Marietta. Pre-registration is $12 and must be postmarked by Friday; registration postmarked Saturday and later is $15. T-shirts are available by pre-registration only. Registration forms are available via Day-of registration is from 7 to 7:45 a.m. Proceeds from the event benefit Hervida 4-H Camp.

• For information: Andrea Ralston, 740-350-4669 or

Chapter 52 of the Disabled American Veterans will host a free Memorial Day picnic at 1 p.m. May 27 at 835 DAV Road, just north of Exit 6 on I-77 in Whipple. The event will feature food, games and a variety of live music played by Tom Roddey, Roger Kimberly and Bruce Haas. No alcohol will be present.

•For information: Commander Bruce Edward Haas, 740-629-1277.

The First Unitarian Universalist Society of Marietta, 232 Third St., will host an African drum workshop from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday conducted by master drummer Lawrence Greene. Workshop 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 for students who need them.

The Kiwanis Club of Marietta’s Storybook Park will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 1. The event will be held in front of The Armory on Front Street. A variety of books will be read to children with the goal of encouraging reading. Children will get a sticker when they visit each story; if they receive three stickers, they get a book and a chance to win a prize.