Charleston Montessori School will host a family hike on the Long Point Trail in Fayetteville at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. The hike will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the trailhead on Newtown Road. The 1.6-mile trail is rated moderate and with one of the best views of the New River Gorge Bridge. The hike is sponsored by Alpha Natural Resources and the Pugh family, and is the ninth hike in the school's "Life's a Hike, One Trail at a Time" series. Call 304-340-9000 for information or visit www.educatewv.com
.Trail club hike
Kanawha Trail Club will sponsor a hike Sunday on Kanawha State Forest's Polly Hollow/Hemlock Falls trails. Carpool at 1:30 p.m. from Ohio and Randolph streets. Regroup at Polly Hollow parking area. The hike is approximately 4 to 4 1/2 miles on a moderate trail with a long hill.
Torchbearer Alpha Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi International Sorority will have its annual spring banquet at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Olive Garden. President Suzanne Patterson will host the banquet. Reports from various committees will be given.Exhibitors sought
The Rhododendron Association is accepting applications from artists for the Rhododendron Festival to be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 9 at the state Capitol Complex. Exhibitors in all types of fine art, creative photography and crafting are invited to participate. Judging will be conducted in the various categories and monetary prizes and certificates will be awarded. Food and drinks will be available for purchase and music will be featured throughout the day. Space fee is $15 for a 10-by-14 area. For applications, call 304-776-1308 or write to Debi Jones, 5142 Hopewell Drive, Cross Lanes, WV 25313.Lecture series
The Greenbrier Historical Society will have its next Spring Lecture Series at 7 p.m. May 9 at the North House Museum, located at 301 W. Washington St., Lewisburg. AmeriCorps member Kyle Mills will discuss "How to Care for Your Documents and Photographs." Learn about the best way to store and care for your documents and photographs, see examples of what not to do, and find out what materials to use for your projects. There is a requested donation of $5 per lecture or $12 for all three. Seating is limited. To make a reservation, call 304-645-3398. GHS is open Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Email email@example.com
or visit the GHS Facebook page for information.Kanawha CEOS
Kanawha County CEOs will have an informational membership open house from 1 to 3 p.m. May 17 at the WVU Kanawha County Extension Office, located at 4700 MacCorkle Ave. S.E., Suite 101 in Kanawha City. Light refreshments will be served. A demonstration by Kerri Wade, WVU Families and Health Extension Agent, will be featured.Used book sale
Books are now being collected for a used book sale, which will be held June 15 at the Historic Oak Hill School. The proceeds will help support programs such as child nutrition, literacy, job training, senior assistance, food pantry and rehabilitation of homes by the Southern Appalachian Labor School. People from Montgomery wishing to donate can drop books off at United Bank; in Oak Hill call Barb Painter at 304-673-6370, and in Charleston call Gary Zuckett at 304-346-5891 for drop-off sites and directions. Pickup can be arranged if necessary. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Notices will be run one time free. Please include a contact person's name and a daytime telephone number.