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NR Community Calendar for Oct. 1, 2012

SoVaNow.com / October 01, 2012
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CANDLELIGHT VIGIL OCT. 2
Domestic Violence Candlelight Vigil Tuesday, October 2, 7:00 p.m. at Halifax County Courthouse Lawn. For more information, call 476-1126.

HALIFAX SOIL AND WATER DISTRICT BOARD MEETING OCT. 3
The Board of Directors of the Halifax Soil and Water Conservation District will conduct its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, October 3 at Four Oaks at 11:30 a.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 Soil and Water Conservation District (434) 476-7923.

40 & OVER BASKETBALL LEAGUE SIGNUPS
South Boston Recreation Department is holding signups for the 40 & Over Basketball League, scheduled to start October 5. For more information, call 575-4230.

BERRY HILL NURSING HOME BLOOD DRIVE OCT. 5
Berry Hill Nursing Home will host a Blood Drive on Friday, October 5 from 1:00-6:00 p.m.

DAN RIVER RURITAN CLUB STEW OCT. 5
The Dan River Community Ruritan Club will host a Brunswick stew Friday, October 5. Call any member or 572-2756, 753-9351 to place orders.

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.

UPCOMING BLOODMOBILES OCT. 5-9
Friday, October 5, 1:00-6:00 p.m. at Berry Hill Nursing Home; Saturday, October 6, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at Winns Creek Baptist Church; Monday, October 8, 1:30-7:00 p.m. at American Legion Post 8; Tuesday, October 9, noon-6:00 p.m. at Mary Bethune Complex.

UPCOMING EVENTS AT STAUNTON RIVER BATTLEFIELD STATE PARK
Saturday, October 6, 10:00 -11:30 a.m., Catch 'em In the Creek, meet at Clover Center; Saturday, October 6, 2:00-3:30 p.m., Spies, Nurses and Mothers, in the conference room at Clover Center; Sunday, October 7, 2:00-3:30 p.m., Animal tracks, meet at Clover Center.

SAT TESTS AT HCHS OCT. 6
All juniors and seniors who plan to attend college: the SAT will be given at Halifax County High School on Saturday, October 6. Deadline to register is Friday, September 7. For more information, call 575-2018 or 575-2022.

VIRGILINA LODGE BBQ FUNDRAISER OCT. 6
Virgilina Lodge will have a BBQ fundraiser with BBQ, cole slaw, baked beans, hushpuppies, drink and dessert. There is a charge per plate. Whole boston butts also available. For more information, call 575-0717m 585-3502 by Wednesday, October 3 to place an order.

UPCOMING RED CROSS CLASSES
Adult CPR/AED October 10; Adult CPR/AED Review November 15; Babysitter's Training October 13; First Aid October 18; Pediatric CPR/AED October 24; Pediatric CPR/AED Review November 8; Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED November 3. To register, please call 1-800-733-2767 or online at HYPERLINK "http://www.redcross.org" http://www.redcross.org

FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY BOOK SALE OCT. 10, OCT. 11-12
Friends of the Library is asking for donated popular books and tapes in good condition to sell October 10, 3:00-8:00 p.m., October 11-12, 1:00-7:00 p.m. and Bag Day October 13, 9:00-3:00 p.m. Bring books to either branch of the library.

BERRYMAN GREEN CHAPTER NSDAR MEETS OCT. 11
Berryman Green Chapter NSDAR meets Thursday, October 11, 2:00 p.m. at the home of Anne Raab. Guest speaker, Sharon Blosser, Director, Patient Services, Halifax Cancer Association.

OAK LEVEL FIRE DEPT. BREAKFAST OCT. 13
Oak Level Volunteer Fire Department will have a breakfast Saturday, October 13, 7:00-9:00 a.m. Menu consists of ham, sausage, bacon, eggs, hash browns, grits, sausage gravy and biscuits, coffee and juice. Hope to see you there!

FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY BOOK SALE OCT. 10-13
The Friends of the Library will hold a Book Sale at the former Halifax Elementary School, Mountain Road, Halifax, Wednesday, October 10 from 3:00-8:00 p.m.; Thursday, October 11, noon to 7:00 p.m.; Friday, October 12, 12:00-5:00 p.m. and Saturday, October 13, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Saturday is bag day with customers buying a bag and stuffing it with as many books as possible. The bag deal is a steal!

MAKAYLA'S FAMILY DAY & FUN RAISER OCT. 13
Makayla Belle Forlines was diagnosed with cerebral palsy and she is two years old. The community will hold a Family Day and Fun Raiser Saturday, October 13 at the Mount Laurel Ruritan Club, Clover, from Noon-7:00 p.m., stew at noon and dinner from 3:00-7:00 p.m. Cornhole tournament, bounce house, pumpkin painting, auction, massage, music all day, vendors, raffles and more. For more information, call 434-471-1115. See you there!

C.H. FRIEND HIGH SCHOOL 1938-1953 REUNION OCT. 13
Saturday, October 13, reunion of all students who attended C.H. Friend High School between the years of 1938-1953, will be held at 6:00 p.m. at the old C.H. Friend High School, Marshall Avenue. Dinner, music, refreshments and setups (BYOB). There is a charge to attend. For more information, call 572-4285, 476-6648 or 575-7894.

ASBURY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH FUN DAY OCT. 13
Asbury Church will sponsor its 26th Annual Fun Day Saturday, October 13, beginning at 7:00 a.m. with a cook-to-order breakfast, yard sale/bake sale. Other events include Brunswick stew, raffle, a country store, homemade crafts, balloons and face painting for the kids, corn hole toss, bingo and more. All are welcome to attend!

HALIFAX COUNTY HISTORIC SOCIETY MEETS OCT. 14
The public is invited to hear University of Virginia Professor Richard Guy Wilson, Ph.D., Chair of the Department of Architectural History, speak at the Halifax County Courthouse Sunday, October 14, 2:00 p.m. The talk is free to the public and will be held in the courtroom on the second floor.

NORTH HALIFAX FIRE DEPT. VERA BRADLEY BINGO OCT. 14
North Halifax Ladies Auxiliary will host their 4th Annual Vera Bradley Bingo Sunday, October 14, 2:00 p.m. (doors open at 1:00 p.m.) Raffles, door prizes, concessions and more. For tickets, and more information, call 349-9395 or 349-1063.

THE PAST EXAM AT HALIFAX HIGH SCHOOL OCT. 20
The PAST, which is a College Readiness Exam, is design to measure whether students are on-track for college. The test will be given at Halifax County High School Saturday, October 20, registration October 1-5, during A, B, C and D lunch, in front of the main office. There is a cost. For more information, call 575-2018 or 575-2022.

HCHS CLASS OF 1987 25TH CLASS REUNION OCT. 20
The HCHS Class of 1987 25th Class Reunion will be Saturday, October 20 at the Prizery from 7:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m. Admission charge per person. Meet & Greet (Friday) at Spare times, Family Day Bowling (Saturday afternoon) at World of Sports. Join our Facebook page, (HCHS Class of 87) for the latest info or call Andy Rice at 434-470-0930.

HUMANE SOCIETY OCTOBER FEST OCT. 20
The Halifax County Humane Society is caring for many cats and kittens who need homes. To help finance their care, the society is having an October Fest at Molliver's Winery on October 20 from 1:00-7:00 p.m. Activities include wine tasting, hay rides, corn hole games, music, neat vendors, awesome race cars, good food, and beautiful grounds to wander. Put this on your calendar and watch for more information.

L.E. COLEMAN AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM MEETS OCT. 21
The L.E. Coleman African American Museum will have their meeting October 21, 6:00 p.m. at 3011 Mountain Road, Halifax. All are welcome to attend.

HATCHER-RICKMOND REUNION OCT. 21
Annual Hatcher-Rickmond reunion will be held October 21, arrive between 12:00-1:00 p.m. with your favorite food and drink, at the Scottsburg Fire Department. All utensils and paper products provided. Bring your old family pictures for display.

L.E. COLEMAN AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM OCTOBERFEST OCT. 27
The L.E. Coleman African American Museum will host Octoberfest (Fall Carnival) Saturday, October 27, 2:00 p.m. at 3011 Mountain Road, Halifax. Join us for good food and fun, activities, game and prizes for all ages. For more information, call 804-387-3808 or stop by the museum Saturday from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

TOMAHAWK MILL WINERY'S POE'S READING OCT. 27
Visit Tomahawk Mill Winery's Tasting Room for selected readings of Edgar Allan Poe's work, including "The Cask of Amontillado" October 27, 7:00 p.m. and reservations are required. Call 434-432-1063 for more information.

TOWN OF HALIFAX "HOWL-O-WEEN" OCT. 31
The Town of Halifax and the Halifax Village Business Association will be hosting "Howl"-O-Ween on Wednesday, October 31, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Main Street. There will be treats, games, a cake walk and a costume contest for ages 12 and under.

HOLIDAY LIVING SHOW NOV. 10-11
The Holiday Living Show, sponsored by Business Women Association of Halifax County, will be held Saturday, November 19, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, November 11, 1:00-5:00 p.m. at Halifax County High School. For more information, call 575-0175.

VETERANS DAY PARADE NOV. 10
Veterans Day Parade will be November 10, 11:00 a.m. with lineup at 10:30 a.m. on Lee Street. For more information, or to participate, call Cary Ford 434-470-7977.

FRIDAY NIGHT DANCES AT VFW POST 8243
Halifax VFW Post 8243 hosts dances beginning at 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. each Friday night in August. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. There is a DJ amd there is a charge.

WILSON MEMORIAL RURITAN MUSIC/DANCE JAMBOREE EACH TUESDAY
Wilson Memorial Ruritan Club will host a Music and Dance Jamboree each Tuesday from 7:00-9:00 p.m. Free admission, donations accepted at the club, Wilson Memorial Trail, Vernon Hill.

VETERANS SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE AT SOUTH BOSTON LIBRARY
The Veterans Service Representative with the Virginia Department of Veterans Services will meet with veterans and/or their dependents on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Tuesday of each month from 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the South Boston Library, 509 Broad Street, South Boston, VA. No appointment necessary. For further information please contact the South Hill Field Office at 434-447-3231.

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.

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.

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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