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NR Community Calendar for March 5, 2012

SoVaNow.com / March 05, 2012
GARDEN LECTURE MARCH 6
On Tuesday, March 6 a short presentation on Using Native Plants to Attract Pollinators, by Charlotte County Master Gardener Kathy Menold, in the fellowship hall of the First Baptist Church, South Boston, at 2:00 p.m. Call 476-2147 for more information.

HALIFAX SOIL AND WATER BOARD MEETS MARCH 7
The Board of Directors of the Halifax Soil and Water Conservation District will conduct its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday March 7 at the Halifax FSA Conference Room, Halifax, at 4:00 p.m. The public is invited to attend. If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistance or accommodations, please contact the Halifax SWCD Office (434) 476-7923.

HCCA SPAGHETTI SUPPER MARCH 9
Halifax County Cancer Association Spaghetti Supper Friday, March 9, 5:00-8:00 p.m. at American Legion Post 8, South Boston. Tickets available at the HCCA Office, 60S, Main Street, Halifax and also at Timeless Traditions, Hite Insurance or by calling 470-3283.

DAN RIVER RURITAN CLUB SPAGHETTI SUPPER MARCH 9
The Dan River Community Ruritan Club will have a spaghetti supper Friday, March 9, 4:30-7:00 p.m. Menu consists of spaghetti, salad, bread, drink and dessert. Proceeds benefit the annual scholarship fund.

MT. LAUREL RURITAN STEW MARCH 10
The Mt. Laurel Ruritan Club will cook a stew on Saturday, March 10, ready for sale at 11 a.m. We encourage you to call Saturday morning to place an order, 454-6520.

WEDNESDAY CLUB PROGRAM MEETS MARCH 14
Wednesday Club Program, Danville, meets March 14, 3:45 p.m. at 1002 Main Street, Danville with Dr. Robert E. Denton, Jr. delivering the program "The Political Climate of 2012 National and State Elections."

NORTH HALIFAX FIRE DEPT. TURKEY LUNCHEON MARCH 18
The North Halifax Volunteer Fire Department will host a Turkey Luncheon Sunday, March 18, beginning at 11:30 a.m. There is a charge per plate. Menu consists of turkey, dressing, gravy, mashed potatoes, string beans, bread, cranberry sauce, beverage and homemade dessert. Carry-out plates available.

L.E. COLEMAN AFRICAN-AMERICAN MUSEUM MEETS MARCH 18
The L.E. Coleman African-American Museum will hold their annual meeting March 18, 6:00 p.m. at 3011 Mountain Road. All are welcome to attend.

TURBEVILLE RURITAN CLUB BBQ MARCH 23
The Turbeville Ruritan Club will host a BBQ dinner March 23, 4:30-7:00 p.m. Eat-in or take-out available. For more information, call 575-2561.

OAK LEVEL FIRE DEPT. STEAK SUPPER MARCH 24
The Oak Level Volunteer Fire Department will have a Steak Supper on Saturday, March 24, 5:00-8:00 p.m. Menu will include salad, baked potato, steak, roll, dessert and beverage. Tickets may be purchased from any member or by calling 476-6155 and leave a message. We hope to see you all there!

PATRICK HENRY NATIONAL MEMORIAL KITE DATE MARCH 24
March 24, Kite Day, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. We invite you to join us on the beautiful grounds of Patrick Henry's Red Hill, in the windy month of March, to fly a kite. Spend the day at Red Hill; bring a blanket, a picnic lunch and a kite or purchase one at the Visitor Center. Admission to the grounds to fly a kite is complimentary, but regular admission prices apply for the walking tour and museum. For more information please visit or events page on our website at HYPERLINK "http://www.RedHill.org/events" http://www.RedHill.org/events

MARY M. BETHUNE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE
The applications are available at the guidance office at the Halifax County High School. The deadline to return the application is March 30, 2012.

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.

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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