Grace's Soup Kitchen in Mount Heights Church Activity Building, 1201 Chestnut St., will have free soup, dessert and drink from 4 to 7 p.m. daily on Thursday, Oct. 10, 17, 24 and Nov. 7. The kitchen will be closed on Oct. 31, Halloween. Dine-in or carry-out.
The Charleston Area Ostomy Association will meet at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Hansford Senior Center in St. Albans. The association is a volunteer, health-based, nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting people who have had or will have intestinal or urinary diversions. All ostomates and their families are encouraged to attend. For information, contact Doug Milgram at 304-965-0122 or Rosann Brooks at 304-757-8981 or visit the website at www.charlestonostomy.org.
Author talk/book signing
Kanawha County Public Library will feature West Virginia author, Julia Keller, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and longtime culture critic at The Chicago Tribune, for a talk about "Bitter River," her second novel of her mystery series set in West Virginia. The talk will be held at 2 p.m. on Oct. 5 at the Main Library, 123 Capitol St. The first book in the series, "A Killing in the Hills," was published in 2012. The author will sign copies of her books and light refreshments will be served following the presentation.
Program for single moms
West Virginia Institute for Spirituality will offer a program titled "Single Moms: Raising Men in a World Full of Boys," from 6 to 7:15 p.m. Friday at the WVIS, 1601 Virginia St. E. Presenters will be Kathy Lester and Bob Sylvester. The event is free, and light refreshments will be provided. Bring your dinner if you wish. Call 304-345-0926 or e-mail: wvis...@aol.com.Items for Bulletin Board may be submitted by mail to The Charleston Gazette, 1001 Virginia St. E., Charleston, WV 25301; faxed to 304-348-1233; or emailed to gaze...@wvgazette.com. Notices will be run one time free. Please include a contact person's name and a daytime telephone number.