TOWNSEND -- The Townsend Recreation Department will hold a babysitter training course open to participants age 11 and up from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 1 at Town Hall, 272 Main St. The fee is $45, payable to Townsend Recreation, and course manuals are included. The workshop includes interviewing with parents, infant and toddler care, handling bedtime issues and basic first aid, diapering, feeding, creative reading, activities and age appropriate snacks.

Registration is required and the deadline is Feb. 24. Register by emailing For information, call 978-597-0790.

Emerald City Tea and Treats in Townsend

TOWNSEND -- Townsend Recreation and the Townsend Public Library will host "Emerald City Tea and Treats," featuring a live performance of the narrative of "Oz," from 1:30 to 3: p.m. March 16 at the Meeting Hall @ The Townsend Library, 12 Dudley Road. Tickets are $8 adults, children $5, under 3 free. For reservations, go to Tickets can be purchased from noon to 2 p.m. March 8 and from 10 a.m. to noon March 11 at the Townsend Library Children's Room. For information, email or call 978-597-1714.