The South Charleston Public Library will have a Murder Mystery program at 7 p.m. Oct. 16 at the library, 312 Fourth Ave., South Charleston. Participants can help Anthony Lockwood solve the five-year-old murder mystery of his wife, Lorraine. Join the library to participate or simply be an innocent bystander. Registration is required. Call the library at 304-744-6561 to register.
The Boys and Girls Club of Charleston will sponsor the second annual "Lights on Afterschool" Fall Festival from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 16 on the parking lot of The Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club at 301 Tennessee Ave. The event encourages community members to take part in the after-school program. Games, prizes, costume contests and more will be featured. The club provides services to Kanawha Valley children, ages 6-18, in the key areas of education, recreation, the arts, health and life skills, and character and leadership development. For more information about the Boys and Girls Club Fall Festival or Club membership, call 342-8831 or visit online at www.charlestonsalvationarmy.com.
Putnam Chamber NOW
The Putnam Chamber NOW (Network of Women) will meet from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 17 at First State Bank for a Women's Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon. A light lunch will be served by the Gallery. There will be a cost of $15 to attend, and $5 of each attendance fee will be donated to Susan G. Komen. Following the lunch, there will be a presentation on signs, symptoms, preventative measures and treatments for breast cancer.
Civil War re-enactments
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Burnsville Lake in Burnsville will host a Living History commemorating the Battle of Bulltown from noon to 3 p.m. Oct. 18. Re-enactments and demonstrations will be held Saturday and a period church will be held 10 a.m. Sunday. The event is free. For more information, call Tommy Smith, U.S. Park Ranger, at 304-452-8170 or 304-853-2371, or email at: tommy.v.sm...@usace.army.mil, or visit the website at http://www.onourownsoil.wordpress.com.
Putnam Democratic women
The Putnam County Chapter of the West Virginia Federation of Democratic Women will hold its October luncheon meeting at noon Oct. 19 at Sleepy Hollow Golf Club. The cost is $10 per person. The program will be "Personal Safety." Bring a door prize and a friend. All Democrats are welcome. For more information and for reservations, call President Dot Turley at 304-562-9886.
Special education workshop
The Parent Community Resource Center will be conducting a free workshop titled, "Understanding Special Education," the U.S.E. Course, Oct. 24 at the Edison Training Center/Parent Community Resource Center, 157 2nd Ave., South Charleston. Parents, community members, as well as educators are encouraged to attend. Participants can choose either the morning session from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. or the evening from 5 to 9 p.m. and bring a dinner if you wish. Staff development credits and S.T.A.R.S. credits are available. Pre-registration is required by Oct. 18. For questions or to pre-register by phone, call 304-348-7715 or email p...@kcs.kana.k12.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.