Mountaineer Montessori School will present "Munch for Mountaineer Montessori School," a spaghetti dinner friend and fundraiser from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Temple Israel, 2312 Kanawha Blvd. E. Proceeds will benefit the school's financial aid and specialty programs. Both vegetarian and meat options, featuring high-quality organic ingredients from Sandy Creek Farms, will be available. Dine in or carry out. Tickets are adults, $10; seniors, $8; children 2 to 12, $5; and younger than 2, free. For information, contact Shelly Winowich at firstname.lastname@example.org
or 304-541-6531.Mingo Central Band will have a Chili Cook-off Saturday at the Larry Joe Harless Community Center in Gilbert. Chili samples, a 3-point basketball contest and trail ride will be featured. Cook-off entry fee is $25. For information, call Pam at 304-664-8485.Kanawha Trail Club will sponsor a shore hike Sunday at Lake Vesuvius, located six miles from Ironton, Ohio. Meet at 8 a.m. to carpool from Ohio and Randolph streets. Regroup at Iron Furnace near the dam. The hike is about 9 miles on a moderate trail. Bring a lunch. An optional Italian dinner in Ironton, Ohio, will be held following the hike.
Town of Buffalo will have its 25th annual Buffalo Octoberfest from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday on the grounds of the Buffalo Shopping Center. There will be pony rides, a petting zoo, inflatables, a flea market and more. Free food booths, free special activities space and free booth/exhibit space is available. A Family Fun Fest will be held from noon to 2 p.m. and a Halloween Costume Contest will be held at 3 p.m. WVU "Tailgate Tent" with corn hole, living history enactors and a car show are also featured. Event will be held rain or shine. For information, call Susan Howard at 304-937-2747.West Virginia Federation of Democratic Women, Putnam County Chapter will hold its October luncheon meeting at noon Saturday at Sleepy Hollow Golf Club. The cost is $10 per person. The program is "Help Our Nominees Win." Bring a door prize and a friend. All Democrats are welcome. For information or reservations, call Dot Turley 304-562-9886.Third Annual Walk of F.A.I.T.H will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Valley Park next to the Wave Pool in Hurricane in conjunction with the National Awareness Day for pregnancy and infant loss. The ceremony consists of a one-mile walk, memorial for little angels, dove release, food, crafts and entertainment for the children, and a silent auction. Sales from T-shirts, bracelets and other items will help raise money for next year's event. A table will be set up to display items in remembrance of babies to share with others. For information, call Amy Park at 859-992-3736.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.