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Lifeguard training

Martinsburg-Berkeley County Parks and Recreation is accepting registrations for a lifeguard training course for ages 15 and older.

There are 15 places available on a first come, first served basis. This course is not available for online registration and must be done in person at the administrative office.

Classes will be held from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on May 19 and 20 and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on May 22 and 23 at the pool at War Memorial Park.

Attendance at all course days is mandatory as part of the certification.

Fee of $200 per person (includes instructions, manual and CPR mask); the certification is valid for 2 years and covers CPR/AED/first aid in the course.

Pre-registration is required and payment is due at time of registration. A valid driver’s license or birth certificate as proof of age is required at time of registration.

Completing this course does not automatically guarantee employment at an M-BC Parks and Recreation pool, but the department encourages all successful participants to apply to join the summer lifeguard team.


Hutzler Classic

The 35th Annual Bernie Hutzler Golf Classic will take place on June 6 at Cress Creek in Shepherdstown. The event is back in full pre-pandemic form, with morning and afternoon flights to accommodate up to 200 golfers.

Morning call time for carts is 7:00 a.m. and afternoon is 12:45 p.m. Registration will begin 30 minutes prior to the start of each flight, and flight preference will be given on a first-in-time basis. arrived, first served. Golfers may form their own teams, but will be subject to handicap restrictions as determined by the Cress Creek Golf Professional.

Proceeds from the tournament will be used to benefit WVU Medicine Berkeley Medical Center in Martinsburg and WVU Medicine Jefferson Medical Center in Ranson. Since the Golf Classic’s inception in 1988, more than $2.2 million has been raised to fund equipment and programs at both hospitals.

For more information on the 2022 Bernie Hutzler Golf Classic, call 304-264-1223, visit or email [email protected]

Beginner Yin Yoga

Martinsburg-Berkeley County Parks and Recreation is accepting applications for beginners in yin yoga.

Classes begin Thursday and continue from 7-8:30 p.m. until April 14.

The cost is $75 per participant

During this five-week course, students will work on the subtle layers of tissue and consciousness. Poses will be held longer and will target fascia, connective tissue, and joints. It is a gentle, slow movement that is accessible to most people regardless of mobility or strength.

Register online or drop by the administrative offices on Woodberry Avenue in Martinsburg.

Beginner Yoga Workshop

Martinsburg-Berkeley County Parks and Recreation is accepting applications for Beginner Yoga.

This class is specially designed for people who have never taken a yoga class. Changes will be made to accommodate everyone. The instructor will strive to make all individuals feel safe and comfortable. Students do not need to be able to touch their toes, but they should be willing to try.

This is a six week introductory course. This course takes place from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Thursdays from April 28 to June 2.

The cost is $90.

Register online or drop by the administrative offices on Woodberry Avenue in Martinsburg.


Spring Tournaments

A series of basketball tournaments are scheduled at the W. Randy Smith Center in Inwood.

They are intended for students in grades 3 to 12 for boys and girls.

The dates are: April 2 and 3; April 16; May 7; and May 14 and 15.

The cost is $255 per team and each team is guaranteed three games.

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Martinsburg Fastball

Martinsburg Fastpitch Softball is accepting online registrations for the 2022 season.

The league, which plays at Charlotte Prather Park and is over 60, is open to girls and women between the ages of 5 and 25 from all parts of the Eastern Panhandle.

The league’s goal is for players to “learn the basics, teamwork, and a love of softball.”

The cost for tee-ball players (ages 5-7) is $55. The rest of the age groups are $75. They include League C (8-10), League B (11-13), League A (14-18) and Senior League (18-25).

To register, go to or on Facebook at Martinsburg Fastpitch Softball Inc.


racquet ball

Senior players are in demand for racquetball.

There are no fees. Call 304-229-9167.