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.