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March 27, 2006

Gymnastics registration

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Martinsburg-Berkeley County Parks & Recreation is accepting registration for 2006 spring gymnastics classes which begin Monday, April 3. All classes are held in the Berkeley 2000 Recreation Center and are offered to participants ages 18 months and older.

For information, call 1-304-264-4842 or go to

Bariatric surgery seminar

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Dr. Charles Goldman of the West Virginia University School of Medicine will lead a free seminar on bariatric surgery from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight, at the new WVU Robert C. Byrd Health Science Center/Eastern Division Medical Education Building on the City Hospital campus.

"Surgery for Obesity: Is it right for you?" will include a discussion of the wide range of surgical procedures for obesity, including new techniques like laparoscopic banding, that are offered at WVU Hospital in Morgantown, W.Va.

For information or to make a reservation, call the WVU HealthLine at 1-800-982-8242. To learn about obesity surgery at WVU hospitals, go to


Community health fair

Bethel Gardens community health fair will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. Friday, April 7, at Bethel Gardens Community Center, 356 Henry Ave., Hagerstown.

Free blood pressure screenings, breast cancer screenings, car seat safety demonstrations, a healthy cooking demonstration and nutrition tips will be offered. Various children's activities will be available, in addition to 20 exhibits with a variety of health information, giveaways and door prizes.

For information, call Shawn Stoner at the Washington County Health Department at 240-420-1796.

Nutrition classes

SMITHSBURG - "Diet and Stress: Simple Solutions" will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, April 3, Wednesday, April 5, Monday, April 10, and Wednesday, April 12, at Smithsburg Middle School.

The classes will include recipe tasting and demonstrations, and a workbook. Child-care will be provided.

The cost is $20 for all four classes. To register, call 301-797-0769 or 301-824-3509.

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