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Bulletin board: April 25, 2013

Spaghetti dinner/silent auctionCHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The Minerva Center for Academic Success is sponsoring a spaghetti dinner/silent auction fundraiser from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at St. John's Episcopal Church, located on Quarrier Street, directly across from the YWCA. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for children ages 6 to 12; 5 and under are free. To-go orders are available. Auction bidding begins at 4:30 p.m. and items include Blenko vases, a WVU basketball, dinner for two and a night's lodging at Lakeview Resort, and a gift certificate for custom shirts and more. The Minerva Center is a private, non-traditional school in Charleston for middle school and high school students. The center also offers after-school tutoring and summer enrichment programs for all students in the community. Call 304-389-8025 for details.Open Stage 4 KidsUnity of Kanawha Valley will have its next Open Stage 4 Kids event from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday at 804 Myrtle Road. Performers ages 5-15 are invited to bring whatever talent they have. They can play an instrument, sing, dance, tell a joke, show a piece of art or magic or just talk into a microphone. Sky Kershner and Ron Sowell will host. Signups begin at 6 p.m. There is no charge. For information, call 304-345-0021 or 304-346-1948 or email Sky or Directions can be found at directions. Visit ;Community hike seriesCharleston Montessori School students and families will host a community hike at 10:30 a.m. Saturday on Kanawha State Forest's CCC Snipe Trail. The 3/4 mile trail begins at the group camp area behind the pool and is the eighth of 10 hikes in the school's "Life's a Hike, One Trail at a Time" spring hike series. Gaddy Engineering is sponsoring the hike. For information about the hike series, visit or call the school office at 304-340-9000.
Opera on the big screenThe Metropolitan Opera will present a new production of Julius Caesar/Guilio Cesare by Handle in high definition, live, from noon to approximately 4:30 p.m. Saturday at the Cinemark in Barboursville and Royal in Nitro. Tickets at Cinemark are $22 for adults, $20 for seniors, and $15 for children. For a free pass call 304-696-3137. Tickets at Royal are $20 for adults, $16 for seniors and children. For a free pass at Royal, call 304-344-9091. Free passes can also be obtained by listening to WVPR or visit club hikeKanawha Trail Club: will sponsor a hike Sunday at Chief Logan State Park. Meet at 12:30 p.m. to carpool from Ohio and Randolph streets. Regroup at Chief Logan museum parking lot. The hike is approximately 4 miles on new trails with some short hills.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 Notices will be run one time free. Please include a contact person's name and a daytime telephone number.  
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