The Baptist Temple: will feature Army veteran Matthew Pennington as guest speaker at 7 p.m. Thursday at its location, Morris and Quarrier streets. After growing up in Maine and Texas, Matthew Pennington joined the Army at age 17, where he served for six years with three tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. At the age of 23, while driving a Humvee, a roadside bomb destroyed his left leg, shattered his right leg and scorched his lungs. Honorably discharged from the army, he left Walter Reed Army Medical Center after months of treatment and returned home to Maine. Pennington will be in Charleston to screen a short film in which he plays the role of a returning veteran home from war. It will be followed by his talk and conversation.FUTURE EVENTS:
Kanawha Trail Club: will sponsor a new hike Saturday on the Red Run/Gauley Mountain Loop. Meet at 8 a.m. to carpool from Ohio and Randolph streets. The hike is approximately 7 1/2 miles on trail with one rocky section and no significant elevation changes. An optional dinner will be at the Ranch House in Craigsville.West Virginia Music Hall of Fame and Café Cimino: will have a buffet Garden Party from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Café Cimino. A buffet will be served and the West Virginia Music Hall of Fame will have its Traveling Museum on hand and announce the WVMHoF's 2013 inductees. Featured performers are Larry Groce, The Carpenter Ants, Blue Million, Julie Adams, Bob Shank and Joe Jung. Individual ticket is $60, couples $100. Café Cimino is offering a 10 percent discount on rooms for those wishing to stay the night. All proceeds benefit the West Virginia Music Hall of Fame.Putnam County Parks and Recreation: will feature a six-week Massage in the Park, with licensed Massage Therapist Amanda Edwards, beginning 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday in the Commons at Valley (Wave Pool) Park. Learn simple massage techniques to relax the body and calm the mind. The cost is $20 per class. Register by Friday by calling Amanda at 304-743-1810.The Alum Creek Lions Club: is sponsoring two upcoming bus trips. The first trip is to the Amish country June 9. The cost is $69, which includes dinner. Call Jim Ryan at 304-756-3124. The second is a trip to the Greenbrier/Bunker Tour on July 28 with shopping in Lewisburg, a stage play, and stop and shop at Tamarack. This trip is $81. Call David Means at 304-756-1356. Profits go to the Lions Sight Foundation.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.