will sponsor a picnic to celebrate the Affordable Care Act's series of new benefits for women and children that will take effect on August 1. The picnic will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. August 1 at Celebration Station next to Piedmont Elementary, corner of Quarrier and Bradford streets. Members of the sponsoring Committee on Women's Health of the West Virginians for Affordable Health Care are organizing the picnic and will be on hand to provide information about the benefits to attendees. The committee is made up of 14 non-profit organizations representing women and children in West Virginia. The picnic is free and open to the public. Food and refreshments will be served.MountainHeart Child Care Resource and Referral Services,:
a program of MountainHeart Community Services Inc., will conduct professional development sessions for family day care providers, facility providers and day care center staff on Aug. 7 at the Fayette County Department of Health and Human Resources, Oak Hill. "Did You Know About Jessie's Mom? Ethical Dilemmas in Child Care" will be held from 10 a.m. to noon and "Please Stop Running Inside! The Importance of Good Room Arrangement" will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Pre-registration is required. Call Reba or Missy at 1-866-872-9204 or 304-872-9200.
Tri-State Amateur Radio Association (TARA):
will have its 50th Annual "Hamfest" from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 11 in the activities building of Christ Temple Church complex, 2400 Johnstown Road, Huntington. Parking is free. Hobbyists from all over the country take part in discussions and attend a large radio flea market. Admission is $6. Tables, with electric power, are available for venders. To reserve a table, call Judy Taylor at 304-525-4237. Those wishing to obtain a new or upgraded Amateur Radio License from the Federal Communications Commission, can take official examinations at 10:30 a.m. in the main church building. Registration begins at 10 a.m. All examination elements will be offered for all classes of Amateur Radio Licenses. A fee of $15 will be charged per test. For more information, contact Gary Ritchie, leader of the TARA Volunteer Examiner Team, at 304-733-1300.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.