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Bulletin board: Oct. 1, 2012

TODAY:

Preceptor Alpha chapter of Beta Sigma Phi International Sorority: will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at St. Paul United Methodist Church, Kanawha Turnpike, Spring Hill. Guest speaker will be Margy McCroskey of Queen Bead, who will give a program on jewelry-making techniques. President Charlotte Bowling will conduct a short business meeting. Ann Henderson is hostess and refreshments will be served following the meeting. Service is containers for Manna Meals, tabs for Ronald McDonald house and magazines for the veteran's clinic. Bring items for the animal rescue sale.

FUTURE EVENTS:

Kanawha Trail Club: will sponsor a night hike at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Kanawha State Forest. Meet at the overlook trail parking area, archery range end. The hike is approximately 1 1/2 to 2 miles. Bring a light source.

Valley Park: will offer martial arts at the Valley Park Community Center located at Valley (wave pool) Park. Shen Chun Do, the world champion Graciela Casillas, will be offered from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays for ages 8 to adult. Escrima will be offered from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays for ages 12 to adult. The cost is $40 a month per class or $50 a month if both classes are taken. Call Bill at 304-760-1015 for martial arts classes. Karate classes are also offered from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays for ages 5 to adult at Valley Park Community Center. The cost for karate is $40 per month. Call 304-757-3442 for karate classes.

Loved Ones' Group for Kanawha Valley area: will meet at 6:30 p.m. each Thursday at Blessed Sacrament Church, 305 E St., South Charleston. The series focuses on teaching loved ones to identify addiction and develop approaches to effectively help the person with an alcohol or drug use problem. A seven-part DVD series "Baffled By Addiction," by Ed Hughes, MPS, LICDC. For information, call Rob Grishaber at 304-546-8839.

The Senior Corps Volunteer: yard sale will take place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday on the United Way grounds, corner of Court and Smith streets. More than 40 yard sale spaces are available. Rental price is $10 per space. Proceeds will help with volunteer programs.

West Virginia Woodland Owners Association: will sponsor a woodland owners tree farm walking tour from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the property of Bob Alexander in Mason County. Alexander will lead the tour and discuss key strategies in maintaining access roads, controlling invasive plants, harvesting timber, and planting oak and other tree species. Participants will also visit wildlife food plots and habitat areas on the property. The walking tour will cover generally flat ground with a few relatively steep sections, so it is recommended to wear sturdy walking shoes. Following the walking tour, a lunch will be provided. The free event is also sponsored by WVU Extension Service/Appalachian Hardwood Center, West Virginia Forestry Association, the W.Va. Tree Farm, and the W.Va. Stewardship Program. For reservations, contact Dan Magill, WVU Appalachian Hardwood Center, at 304-293-9419 or email: dmagill@wvu.edu.Items for Bulletin Board may be submitted by mail to The Charleston Gazette, 1001 Virginia St. E., Charleston, WV 25301, or faxed to 304-348-1233. Notices will be run one time free. Please include a contact person's name and a daytime telephone number.


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