Community Notes

Sports registration: Registration for spring baseball and softball season will be held at Charles Town Middle School Saturday 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

Publishing class: Local author Bob O’Connor will teach a 10-week class, “Publishing 101,” starting March 5 at Charles Town Middle School. The class will cover such topics as how to find a publisher, how to decide whether to publish a print book or an e-book and how to market yourself and your book once it is published. Those interested should contact the Jefferson County Board of Education Adult Education office at 304-728-9237 or 304-728-9224. The class costs $70.

Birding 101: The Potomac Valley Audubon Society is accepting applications for a course for beginning birders. The evening classroom sessions start April 4 and will continue April 11, 18 and 25 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Conservation Training Center north of Shepherdstown. Tuition is $75. Registration is required. To register or learn more, go to

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

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Planning an event that’s open to the community? Send submissions to Robert Smith at Deadline for submitting calendar items is 2 p.m. Monday. Items may be faxed to 304-728-6856 or mailed to the newsroom, 114 N. Charles St., Charles Town 25414. Questions? Call 304-725-2046.

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