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Bulletin Board: Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014

Health insurance information sessions

State residents who are interested in learning how they might obtain health insurance under the provisions of the Affordable Care Act are invited to attend two presentations, at 10 a.m. Wednesday and at noon on Jan. 30, at the Charleston Family YMCA. TSG Consulting, working under a cooperative agreement with the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, will provide information about how West Virginia's new health insurance exchange operates under the ACA. It also will show people how they can sign up for health insurance. There is no charge for this educational session. More information is available at www.ACAforRuralWV.com.

WV FREE Gala

The WV FREE Gala will feature Lynn Paltrow, executive director of the National Advocates for Pregnant Women, as its keynote speaker at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Woman's Club of Charleston. The Helaine Rotgin Champion for Choice Awards will also be presented at the event. The gala commemorates the anniversary of the landmark decision, Roe v. Wade. This year it marks the 25th Anniversary of the founding of WV FREE. For more information, contact Margaret Chapman Pomponio at 304-342-9188 or margaret@wvfree.org. Visit the website at www.wvfree.org.

Bag lunch

SUCCESStrategies will present The Miracle Brown Bag Lunch from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 pm. Wednesday at Ferguson Enterprises, 160 Spring St. Learn to create deliciously healthy meals for work. April Hamilton of April's Kitchen will lead hands-on cooking demonstrations of healthy lunch option. The event is the third of four lunch and learns in January as part of Live Well Charlie West, a month-long Charleston Area Alliance campaign dedicated to workplace wellness. Easy salads, hearty soups and healthy wraps will be featured. Space is limited to the first 22 who register. The cost is $5 to attend. Call 304-340-4253 to register.

Sissonville PSD

The Sissonville Public Service District will hold its regular board meeting at 4 p.m. Wednesday in the district's office, 6438 Sissonville Drive.

Contemplative prayer

The West Virginia Institute for Spirituality will have Contemplative Prayer from 7 to 8 p.m. each Thursday through May at 1601 Virginia St. E. Silent, centering prayer is offered. Call 304-345-0926 for information or directions. 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 gazette@wvgazette.com. Notices will be run one time free. Please include a contact person's name and a daytime telephone number.


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