Community Notes

Baseball and softball registration: Registration for spring baseball and softball season will be held at Charles Town Middle School Feb. 2 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Feb. 9 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Feb. 12 from 6 to 8 p.m.; Feb. 16 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Feb. 20 from 6 to 8 p.m. and Feb. 23 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fees are $120 for the first child and $110 for each additional child. For questions and forms, go to

Diabetes prevention: Shenandoah Community Health Center offers the “Group Lifestyle Balance Diabetes Prevention Program” free to community members. This award-winning program teaches and supports long-lasting and manageable lifestyle changes to reduce the onset of Type 2 diabetes. Anyone 18 years or older can learn more about the program at an informational session at 6 p.m. Feb. 4 at Shenandoah Community Health Center in Martinsburg. To register or to learn more about the program, call Vicki Rockwell at 304-263-4999, ext. 1024.

Volunteers needed: Good Shepherd Caregivers is recruiting volunteer drivers for critical transportation needs and members of churches willing to serve as part of a care team for an individual in need. Persons interested should call 304-876-3325 or email

Art needed: Deadline for entries for the third-annual Art and Earth Juried Exhibit sponsored by the Berkeley Arts Council and The Redbrick Gallery in Martinsburg is Feb. 19. Details, including entry forms and the full schedule, are posted on the Berkeley Arts Council website. For questions, call 304-596-0873 or email

Beekeeping classes: The West Virginia Eastern Panhandle Beekeepers Association is accepting registration for its 2013 beginner beekeepers course. Classes will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. every Monday starting Feb. 4 at the West Virginia Fruit Research and Education Center in Kearneysville. The fee is $70. For beekeepers who have completed the beginners course or have at least two years’ beekeeping experience, a three-week advanced class begins Feb. 2. More details and registration forms, go to or call 540-247-2482.

Victorian art: Steam at Harpers Ferry is looking for artists to submit work for selection for its next exhibit, “Big Top Steam,” starting Feb. 23. For more information, email

Low-cost vet service: Spay Today offers reduced-cost spay and neuter program for dogs and cats. To find vets and more information, go to or call 304-728-8330.

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