The major political parties are preparing for local elections this year by holding training sessions for prospective candidates at the end of the month.
The Centre County Republican Party will host its event from 7 to 9 p.m. Jan. 29, with registration beginning at 6:30 p.m.
The Centre County Democrats will hold their event from 9 a.m. to noon Jan. 31. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. Both events will be at the Patton Township Municipal Building.
Candidate training is intended to teach potential candidates about the duties of the office they seek and how to get on the ballot and campaign.
For more information, call the Republicans at 380-2715 or the Democrats at 308-9295.