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NR Community Calendar for June 14, 2012

SoVaNow.com / June 14, 2012
"FILL THE VAN" FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROGRAM JUNE 14
Fill the Van for Domestic Violence program at BB&T Bank parking lot, 4030 Halifax Road, South Boston, Thursday, June 14, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Collecting toothpaste, toothbrush, deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, soap and non-perishable food items.

AMERICAN RED CROSS CLASSES
June 16, Babysitter's Training; June 20, Pediatric FA/CPR/AED; June 23, CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and Healthcare Provider; July 7, Adult FA/CPR/AED, July 11-12, Babysitter's Training with Pediatric CPR/AED, July 18, Pediatric FA/CPR/AED; July 24, Adult CPR/AED. To register, or for more information, call 476-5148.

UPCOMING EVENTS AT STAUNTON RIVER BATTLEFIELD STATE PARK
Saturday, June 16, 9:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Bridges, Battles and Bateaus, fee per person; Sunday, June 17, 2:00-3:30 p.m., Ride the War Wagon, fee per person. For more information, or to register, call 454-4312.

LADY COMETS BASKETBALL CAMP JUNE 18-21
Lady Comets Basketball Camp will be held June 18-21, Comet Gymnasium, ages 7-12, 9:00 a.m.-noon and ages 13-18, 1:00-4:00 p.m. there is a cost per player. For more information, call Matt McCargo 575-4230.

SOUTH BOSTON CH. 4327 AARP MEETS JUNE 19
The South Boston Chapter 4327 AARP will meet Tuesday, June 19, 11:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church, Main Street. Guest speaker will be Ms. Linda Leak of Richmond. Members are asked to bring a food item for Good Samaritan. A catered lunch will follow for the usual fee.

THIRD THURSDAY "A FAMILY EVENING OUT" JUNE 21
Mark your calendar for the first Third Thursday of the season in Downtown South Boston on Thursday, June 21, 6:30-8:30 p.m. with a free family movie at 8:45 p.m. in the grassy spot across from Bistro 1888. Bring your lawn chairs and join us!

PERSONALITY FESTIVAL JUNE 22-23
Personality Festival 2012, Roxboro, NC Friday, June 22, 3:00-10:00 a.m. and Saturday, June 23, 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Live music, mechanical rides, crafts, awareness and business booths, entertainment and great food highlight this 33rd annual event in uptown Roxboro, NC (336-599-8333)

DAN RIVER CHAPTER SONS OF THE AMERICAN MEETS JUNE 23
The Dan River Chapter of the Sons of the American will meet Saturday, June 23, 9:00 a.m. at Mary's Diner, Danville.

L.E. COLEMAN AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM MEETS JUNE 24
The L.E. Coleman African American Museum will have their meet June 24, 6:00 p.m. at 3011 Mountain Road. All are welcome to attend.

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.

WALTON AND LONG FAMILY REUNION JUNE 30
Walton and Long family reunion will be held June 30, 2:00 p.m. at Turbeville Ruritan Club. All family members are welcome, bring a dish of choice.

GLORIA COUSINS BENEFIT
Gloria Cousins has been stricken with pancreatic cancer. A benefit is being planned in her behalf to be held on June 30 with all proceeds going towards paying Gloria’s medical bills related to her cancer treatment. The benefit will be held at the Mt. Laurel Ruritan clubhouse and includes a stew, hot dogs, baked goods, live music, a dinner including BBQ, chicken and fish, prize drawings and more.

DEJARNETTE FAMILY REUNION JULY 21
The Dejarnette family reunion will be held July 21, 12:00 noon at Childrey Baptist Church for the descendants of John (Jean) Dejarnette, Captain James P. Dejarnette and their families. Bring food, drinks, etc., along with family information. For more information, call 757-466-8246.

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.

PAWS & CLAWS SPACE MEETS LAST MONDAY OF EACH MONTH
The Paws & Claws SPCA of Halifax County meets the last Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at Dr. Peer's office, South Boston. New members are welcome. For more information, call 454-4262.

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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