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NR Community Calendar for April 16, 2012

SoVaNow.com / April 16, 2012
SOUTH BOSTON CH. 4327 MEETS APRIL 17
South Boston Chapter CH. 4327 meets Tuesday, April 17, 11:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church, Main Street. Guest speaker will be from the YMCA with a program "Chair Exercises for Seniors." A catered lunch will follow and the original fee. Please bring a food item for Good Samaritan.

RED CROSS CPR CLASSES
April 18, First Aid; April 25, Pediatric CPR/AED Review; April 28, Adult FA/CPR/AED. Call 800-733-2767 to register or go online at http://www.redcross.org, unless paying by cash or check then call 434-476-5148.

HALIFAX REPUBLICAN COMMITTEE MEETS APRIL 19
The Halifax County Republican Committee meets Thursday, April 19, 6:00 p.m. at the Worlds of Sports. Senator Frank Ruff and Corey Stewart will be guest speakers.

JOHN M. JORDAN CAMP #581 SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS MEETS APRIL 24
The April 24, 2012 meeting of the John M. Jordan (Halifax County) Camp #581, Sons of Confederate Veterans Historical Honor Society will be held at The Spare Times Grill in the World of Sports Complex for dinner and speaker program commencing at 6:00 p.m. The speaker will be General Doyle Broome, President of Hargrave Military Academy, Chatham. Members, perspective members, and the public are invited to this Dutch treat meeting.

THURSDAY NIGHT SUMMER BOWLING LEAGUE MEETING APR. 26
Thursday Night Summer Bowling League will hold their organizational meeting April 26, 7:00 p.m. at the World of Sports. Four person teams will bowl for 16 weeks starting May 3. For more information call 222-8496 or 579-4387.

BENEFIT FOR SHIDINE WILLIAMS APRIL 28
New Born Riders Cycle Club will host a benefit ride for Mrs. Shidine Williams, a cancer patient, on Saturday, April 28. Ride begins promptly at 10:15 a.m. with registration at 9:00 a.m. For more information, call 336-597-5251.

L.E. COLEMAN AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM MEETS APRIL 29
The L.E. Coleman African American Museum meeting will be held on April 29 at 6:00 p.m. at the museum. Members are urged to attend.

HALIFAX COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY SEEKS DONATIONS
Donations of items for the Halifax County Humane Society's annual Yard Sale will be accepted on the following schedule beginning April 4 and running to May 2: Wednesdays 2:00-6:00 p.m.; Fridays 2:00-8:00 p.m.; Saturdays 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. All donations will be accepted at the old A&N store, next door to Italian Delight, Halifax Square Shopping Center beginning on April 11.

RETIRED TEACHERS TO ,MEET MAY 2
The Halifax/South Boston Retired Teachers Association will meet on May 2, 2012 at the Halifax County Middle School. The meeting will convene at 10 a.m. in the Fine Arts Building.

TINKERS CAR CLUB SPRING CRUZ-IN MAY 12
Tinkers Car Club will have their Spring Cruz-In Saturday, May 12, 4:00-Until at Southern Virginia Higher Education Center, South Boston. Free admission and all cars, trucks, motorcycles are welcome. For more information, call 573-3622 or 575-7032.

HISTORIC NOLAND VILLAGE COUNTRY FAIR DAY MAY 12
Mark your calendars for May 12, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for this annual fun-filled event at Noland Village in the Providence community of Halifax County located at the intersection of Cole's Ferry, Morton's Ferry, and Lake Conner Roads. This Spring celebration welcomes visitors to tour the preserved and restored village, enjoy food cooked on site, homemade desserts, and live music throughout the day. Visitors can enjoy the antique tractor and machinery displays, quarter scale tractors, classic and antique vehicles of all types, arts and crafts, and the antique tractor parade at 10:30 a.m. Arts and craft vendors, artisans, woodworkers, antique dealers, antique machinery and classic and antique car owners are cordially invited to participate. For additional information or questions, please call 434-454-2210 or 434-476-6655.

CLASS OF 1972 REUNION JUNE 9
Class reunion celebration on June 9, 2012, 3:00 p.m. at the Wedgewood Golf Center, 2131 Mountain Road, Halifax. We’re hoping to have a great turnout and need your response to make this happen.

MARY BETHUNE HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1962 REUNION
The reunion committee is excited to consider the possibility of meeting and greeting classmates form 50 years ago on June 29. If you are a classmate from 1962, or if you know of a 1962 Mary Bethune graduate, please call Chester Farmer at 434.349.1941 or Lena Brooks Robertson at 434.476.6097.

MARY M. BETHUNE CLASS OF 1968 REUNION AUG. 4
Plans are being made for a class reunion on August 4 for all 1968 graduates. If interested, call 476-7188, 349-6457, 799-1804 or 222-4133. Please reply by March 31.

HALIFAX HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1982 REUNION OCT. 5-7
The Halifax County Senior High Class of 1982 is having its 30th reunion on Oct. 5-7 at The Berry Hill Resort with a formal dinner and deejay on Oct. 6. For more information, please call (804) 366-2180 or (434) 579-0347. To sign up, please mail your check to Class of 1982 Reunion, P.O. Box 1002, Halifax, VA 24558 before Sept. 15 Also, we need help in locating our classmates. If you have any contact information on our classmates, please send it to this address.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SUPPORT GROUPS
The Domestic Violence Program at Tri-County Community Action will start support group meetings weekly. For more information, call 476-1126.

BUSINESS WOMEN'S ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE
Scholarship applications for the Halifax County Business Women's Association scholarships are now available at the guidance office at Halifax County High School, the South Boston Library, and the library in Halifax. Deadline to return the applications is February 22, 2012. If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Stevens, education chairperson at 434-575-5588.

SOUTHSIDE VIRGINIA HORSE COUNCIL MEETS FIRST TUESDAY
Southside Virginia Horse Council meets each first Tuesday of the month at Spare Times Grill at 6:00 p.m.

NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS MEETS
Do you have a drug problem? Do you know someone who does? We can help! Call Narcotics Anonymous 434-709-4016; meeting information 1-800-777-1515.

BROTHERHOOD OF ST. ANDREW MEETS EACH FIRST THURSDAY
The Brotherhood of St. Andrew Chapter meetings are the first Thursday of each month at Christ Episcopal Church Parsonage, 360 N Main Street Halifax. This will be our first official business meeting this year and the opportunity to meet some new prospective members. Please RSVP to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

SVCC GED PREP CLASSES AT SVHEC
Southside VA Community College Middle College and Adult Education are offering GED prep courses Monday-Thursday at the Southern VA Higher Education Center in downtown South Boston for those interested in obtaining their GED. The courses are FREE to all those interested. If you are looking for a jumpstart to a new opportunities in your future, don’t hesitant in contacting Stephanie Tucker Lewis at 572-5483 or Sherri Reichel at 572-5485 for more details.

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

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 first, third and fifth 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.

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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