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Community Calendar Feb. 19, 2009

SoVaNow.com / February 19, 2009
UPCOMING EVENTS AT SOUTH BOSTON MUSEUM
The South Boston Museum art wall is featuring the works of our art
class students for the month of June. Come visit Wed.-Sat. 10am to 4pm
and Sunday 2 to 4:30 pm to appreciated these beautiful works of art.
"Cooking through the Ages" in the South Gallery June through August.
Look for upcoming activities in this exhibit. Visit the Museum Wed.
through Sat. 10am to 4pm and Sunday 2 to 4:30 pm at 1540 Wilborn Ave.


CARR FAMILY REUNION JUNE 27-29
All descendants of Henry and Sirlena Ewell Carr Friday, June 27,
World of Sports Bowling Alley. Meet and Greet 6-9 p.m. Saturday, June
28 Edmonds Park, 12:00 -7:00 p.m. Sunday, worship at Sunflower Baptist
Church at 11:00 a.m. For more information, contact
.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), 434.349.3030 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
540.220.2083.

MARY M. BETHUNE FOUNDATION CHARITY GOLF TOURNEY JUNE 27
The Mary M. Bethune Foundation Charity Golf Tournament will be held on
June 27 at Wedgewood Golf Center, Halifax. Registration at 8:00 a.m.
and 12:00 noon. Please contact Carolyn Penick at 572-8439 for more
information.

THEATER READING OF NEW PLAY JUNE 28
There will be a theater reading of a new play written by Halifax County
native, Joan Daniel Whitlock. The reading will be held Saturday, June
28 at 2:00 p.m. at the South Boston Museum. The public is cordially
invited to attend. For more information, call 579-5745, 579-0444 or
793-9313.

SOUTH BOSTON RECREATION DEPARTMENT JUNE BASKETBALL TOURNEY
South Boston Recreation Department will hold their June Basketball
Tournament June 28-29 for ages 18-29. Free to the first 8 teams that
register. Teams will be limited to a 12 man roster. Players must be
South Boston/Halifax County residents. Limit of five high school or
college players per roster. All rosters must be turned in by June 24.
For more information, call 575-4230.

3RD ANNUAL WALTON-LONG REUNION JUNE 28
The 3rd Annual Walton-Long family reunion will be held June 28 at
Turbeville Ruritan Club. All family members are welcome. Please bring
a dish of choice and a lawn chair. "Hawaiian Theme."

COOK & CONNECT PROGRAM JULY 1
Learn ways to stretch your food dollars, to eat well for less! We’ll be
making and tasting new family friendly recipes. We meet at the
Extension Auditorium each Tuesday from 2-4 p.m. starting July 1 and
ending July 22. Contact Virginia Cooperative Extension at 476-2147 to
see if you qualify for this free program. Pre-registration required.
‘Cook & Connect’ is a part of the Family Nutrition Program.

WOMEN OF HOPE MEET JULY 3
The Women of Hope will meet Thursday July 3, at 7 p.m. at Edward Jones
Investments Building on 541 N. Main Street in South Boston. All women
are welcome. Christian fellowship will follow the meeting and light
refreshments will be served. For more information about Women of Hope,
please contact Jeannine Hall (434) 572-4646 or Pat Talley (434)
454-4101.

35TH ANNUAL ARNOLD, BARKSDALE, FERRELL, GOODE, TUCKER FAMILY REUNION
JULY 5
The 35th Annual Family Reunion for the Arnold, Barksdale, Ferrell,
Goode and Tucker families will be held Saturday, July 5 at the home of
the Arnold's and Ferrell's, 4032 Turbeville Road, Alton with dinner at
5:00 p.m. For more information, call 434-753-1173 or 434-753-1840.

HALIFAX SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION BOARD MEETS JULY 10
The Board of Directors of the Halifax Soil and Water Conservation
District will conduct its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, July 10
at The Lodge Restaurant in South Boston at 11:30 a.m. The public is
invited to attend.

1ST ANNUAL MARYANN KIEFER MEMORIAL GOLF CLASSIC JULY 18
The 1st Annual MaryAnn "Otsie" Kiefer Memorial Golf Classic will be
held at the Halifax County Club on July 18 with prizes for closest to
the pin, longest drive for men and women, 50/50 raffle and a silent
auction during dinner. Teams, hole sponsors and donations are welcome.
All proceeds will benefit the Caregivers of Autistic Children, Inc. of
Halifax County. For more information, contact Billy Kiefer at
412+953-4049 (cell) or 572-3885 (home).

TOMAHAWK MILL WINERY SUMMER FESTIVAL JULY 26
Tomahawk Mill Winery will hold their 12th Annual Summer Festival July
26 from 1:00-6:00 p.m. at 9221 Anderson Mill Road, just outside
Chatham. There will be food and craft vendors, six wineries and
entertainment by Young at Heart and Island Breeze.

ANDERSON REUNION AUGUST 2
The family of Nathan C. and Myrtle H. Anderson reunion will be held
August 2 at Mt. Laurel Ruritan Club at noon. Paper products and ice
will be furnished. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy fellowship with
family and friends.

BARNETT, CHISM, HUNT AND RAGLAND REUNION AUG. 8-10
Descendants of the Barnett, Chism, Hunt and Ragland families will hold
their first reunion on August 8-10 in South Boston. For more
information, call 476-5123 or 572-4034.

JOHN M. JORDAN CAMP SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS 100TH ANNIVERSARY AUG.
16
The John M. Jordan (Halifax/South Boston) S.V.C. Camp #581 will
celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of our local camp
August 16 at The Staunton River Battlefield Park. Admission is free,
but pork barbecue will be catered by Kenneth Elliott and sold by the
plate beginning at 2:00 p.m. The Honorable Congressman Virgil H.
Goode, Jr. is scheduled to speak following the meal. Tom Ward will
bring and play his "Banjers." Other music and special activities
follow. Volunteer drummers are needed. We hope to have a volunteer
Drum Corps to drill. Please call Don Blankenship, 349-2374 or 476-1499
or John Sibley, 476-1575 to participate in the Drum Corps and for
purchasing meal tickets.

CLASS OF 1968 CLASS REUNION OCT. 11
The Class of 1968 will be having their 40th Class Reunion on October
11, 2008. If your mailing address or email address has changed, please
contact Larry Meeler at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) as soon as possible.

HALIFAX HUMANE SOCIETY MEETS LAST THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH
The Halifax County Humane Society will meet at the South Boston Police
Department the last Thursday of every month at 6:30 p.m. Please plan
to attend. The homeless animals of Halifax County need your help.

TEN STAR ALL STAR BASKETBALL CAMP
Applications are now being evaluated for the Ten Star All Star Summer
Basketball Camp for boys and girls aged 10-19 by invitation to only.
For a free brochure and more information, call 704-373-0873;
http://www.tenstarcamp.com

NEW LOCATION FOR VETERANS SERVICES
The agent with Virginia Veterans' Services will now be meeting at the
South Boston Library, 509 Broad Street, South Boston on the 1st, 3rd
and 5th Tuesday of each month from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. If you have
any questions, please call our South Hill office at 434-447-3231.

MEDITATION GROUP FORMING
Meditation group forming (Kabbalah style) six miles from South Boston
off 58, Virgilina. Drumming lessons also offered. Call 434-572-4545.
All welcome.

AYSO MONTHLY MEETING FIRST THURSDAY
AYSO monthly meeting first Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the
conference room of South Boston Police Department. For more
information, call 454-6673.

DIVORCE SUPPORT GROUP MEETS SECOND/FOURTH THURSDAYS
If you are alone because of divorce or separation and need help through
this difficult time, there is help for you. There is a group of
divorced and separated persons who meet at Main Street United Methodist
Church every second and fourth Thursday from 7:00-8:00 p.m. All
discussions at these meetings are confidential. The church is located
at 701 North Main Street, South Boston.

SOUTH CENTRAL VIRGINIA GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
The South Central Virginia Genealogical Society meets the second
Saturday of each month at 1:30 p.m. in the basement of the Pamplin
United Methodist Church, on the corner of Church Street and Penny Lane,
Pamplin City. For more information, call 434-248-6789 or 434-239-4689.

ALZHEIMER'S SUPPORT GROUP MEETINGS
Alzheimer's Support Group meets fourth Wednesday of each month at 3:30
p.m. at The Woodview. For more information, call 575-7245 or 572-5227.

BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT GROUP
Past, present, and future breast-feeders are encouraged to attend!
Third Thursday of every month, 6:30 p.m. Healthy Families mobile unit
in the YMCA parking lot. For more information, please call Kelly at
(434) 575-5727 or email at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

SUPPORT ORGANIZATION FOR BLIND/VISUALLY IMPAIRED
Attention! Trying to organize a consumer/support organization for
blind/visually impaired individuals. If interested, please contact
Debbie Gardner (434) 572-3408 or Richard Stone at (434) 372-5787.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE & SEXUAL ASSAULT SUPPORT GROUPS
If you are, or have been, in a violent relationship, we provide a safe
and confidential place to share your feelings with others in similar
situations. Once a week support groups are ongoing and free of charge.
If interested in joining us please call DOVES-Halifax office
Monday-Friday, 9:00-5:00 at 476-8989 for more information.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS MEETINGS
Sunday and Monday, 8 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 781 Main St.,
South Boston; Wednesday and Friday at 12 noon and Thursday at 8 p.m.,
First Presbyterian Church, Main St., South Boston.

AL-ANON MEETS EVERY THURSDAY
If you have a friend or relative who has a problem with alcohol, you
need to come to the Al-Anon meeting which is a meeting for friends of
alcoholics. The meeting is held every Thursday night at 8 p.m. at
First Presbyterian Church, 800 Main Street.

MENTOR/ROLE MODEL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Mentor/Role Model Program Volunteer Opportunities - Ongoing
The youth of Halifax County/South Boston need you. There are nearly
100 youth in our community that want and need to be mentored. You
could make the difference in the life of one of these children. Turn a
lifetime of experience into the experience of a lifetime. Please call
the Mentor/Role Model Program to see how you can help and be a part of
a youth's life. Call 575-3011.

LOCAL LONG-TERM CARE OMBUDSMAN PROGRAM
If you are a resident of a long-term care facility (nursing home or
assisted living facility) in the counties of Mecklenburg, Halifax or
Brunswick and have a complaint, question, or concern that has not been
answered to your satisfaction, there is a resource you can call. The
ombudsman at Lake Country Area Agency on Aging, Linda Gage, assists and
advocates for residents in these counties. You can reach her at
(434)447-7661 or 1-800-252-4464, Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The local ombudsman protects and represents the rights of persons in
nursing homes and adult care residences or those receiving home and
community based long-term care. She acts as a resource for information
and counseling for issues regarding institution or home-based options
for the elderly as well as general issues and concerns by them or their
families. The local long-term care ombudsman also seeks to educate
consumers of long-term care facilities and their families about their
rights and seeks to empower them to find answers to their concerns.
Please call if you need assistance or have a question.


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