- The Madison Parks Department is currently accepting applications for summer baseball and softball.

Application deadlines are April 4 for ages seven through 12 and May 16 for ages 13 and 15. A player's age as of May 1 will determine what league he or she plays in.

Participation fee is $50. Applications are available at the Madison Parks Department's office located in the Brown Gym on Broadway Street. Applications can alos be found online at www.madisonparks.com and at area schools and businesses.

For more info call (812) 265-8308 or (812) 493-9840.

- The Madison-Jefferson County Animal Shelter will hold its third annual 5K Spring Sprint Walk/Run on April 5.

Registration begins at 6:30 a.m. with the race beginning at 8 a.m. Early registration costs $20 if postmarked by March 15 but is $25 after. Funds collected will go towards the construction of a new shelter building.

An 18-mile bike ride hosted by the Madison Area Bicycle Club will also be held.

Registrations forms are available on our Facebook page or at the shelter.

Checks are payable to the Jefferson County Animal Shelter Building Fund.

This year the walk/run will allow leashed dogs to join the walkers and runners. Dogs must be current on rabies vaccinations and know how to behave around others.

Registration forms are available at the shelter or on the Madison Animal Shelter Facebook page. Forms and payment can be taken to the shelter or mailed to 2727 Hannah Drive, Madison, IN 47250.

- Shawe Memorial Junior-Senior High School is looking to fill a vacancy for varsity head volleyball coach for the 2014 season.

Anyone interested is asked to submit a resume and cover letter to the Shawe athletic office by e-mail to shaweathletics@popeace.org or by fax to (812) 273-6694.

Resumes and letters can also be mailed to Shawe Memorial High School, 201 W. State St., Madison, IN 47250. For more info, call the athletic office at (812) 273-2150 ext. 229.

- Madison Parks Department is now accepting quotes for the purchase of awards, hats, visors, T-shirts, basketball jerseys and football jerseys for its 2014 adult and youth sports seasons.

Prices quoted will be for the entire calendar year. Quote packets are avialble at the Parks Department Office the Brown Gym on Broadway.

All quotes must be received no later than Friday, March 21. For more information, call (812) 265-8308 or (812) 493-9840.