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NR Community Calendar for Oct. 27, 2011

SoVaNow.com / October 27, 2011
TURBEVILLE RURITAN CLUB BBQ DINNER OCT. 28
The Turbeville Ruritan Club will host a BBQ dinner on October 28, 4:30-7:00 p.m. with eat-in and take-out available. For more information, call 753-2110 or 575-2651.

GEORGIA PACIFIC FORMER EMPLOYEE BREAKFAST OCT. 29
The Georgia Pacific former employees annual breakfast will be Saturday, October 29, 8:00 a.m. at Shoney’s. For more information, call 476-2285 after 5:00 p.m.

OAK LEVEL FIRE DEPT. HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL OCT. 29
Oak Level Volunteer Fire Department will have a Halloween Carnival on Saturday, October 29 beginning with a hot dog supper at 5:00 p.m. There will be a costume contest, cake walk and games for the kids. All are welcome to attend.

PRESCRIPTION DRUG TAKE BACK EVENT OCT. 29
Prescription Drug Take Back Event will be held on Saturday, October 29, 2011 from 10-2 at the Wal-Mart in South Boston. Turn in all unwanted and/or unused prescription drugs. There will be a raffle for prizes during the event. Event is sponsored by the Halifax County Substance Abuse Coalition. Call (434) 222-7121 or visit http://www.dea.gov for more information.

CLOVER CEMETERY CLEAN-UP DAY OCT. 29
Clover Cemetery Clean-Up Saturday, October 29 at 9:00 a.m. Bring personal tools and help improve the appearance of the grounds.

VIRGILINA FIRE DEPT. HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL OCT. 29
The Virgilina Fire Department will host their Halloween Carnival on Saturday, October 29 from 5:30-8:00 p.m. Games and food will be available, along with a cake walk. All are welcome!

SOUTH BOSTON CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS "TRUNK OR TREAT" OCT. 29
Halloween "Trunk or Treat" event, Saturday, October 29, 5:00-8:00 p.m. with car-to-car treating for children in costume and free hot dogs, drinks, games, and face painting for everyone. This event is open to everyone and is free of charge.

SOUTH BOSTON MANOR TRICK OR TREAT OCT. 31
South Boston Manor will have a safe Trick or Treat Monday, October 31, 66:30-8:00 p.m. Children 13 years of age and under, dressed in costumes, accompanied by an adult, are welcome to attend.

HALLOWEEN IN TOWN OF HALIFAX OCT. 31
Halloween will be held on Monday, October 31, 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the Town of Halifax. Participants may register for the Costume Contest at Hite Insurance.

HALIFAX SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION BOARD MEETS NOV. 2
The Board of Directors of the Halifax Soil and Water Conservation District will conduct its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, November 2 at Four Oaks in South Boston, 11:30 a.m. The public is invited to attend.

DAN RIVER RURITAN STEW NOV. 4
The Dan River Community Ruritan Club will have Brunswick stew for sale Friday, November 4. Order from any member of pick up at Runt Powell's Store after 3:30 p.m. or D&B's Stop and Go after 4:30 p.m.

BETHUNE ORANGE AND BLUE BALL NOV. 5
Come and celebrate with us at the 2011 Orange and Blue Ball in Glen Allen November 5 at The Place at Innsbrook, 4-36-C Cox Road. Deadline for tickets is October 15. For information, call 804-321-1147, 804-233-4971, 804-639-7433 or 804-346-8813.

BOY SCOUT TROP 410 VETERANS DAY CEREMONY NOV. 6
Boy Scout Troop 410 will hold a Veteran's Day ceremony and a U.S. Flag Retirements Ceremony at Oak Level Presbyterian Church Sunday, November 6 at 5:00 p.m.

OAK LEVEL FIRE DEPT. BREAKFAST NOV. 12
Oak Level Volunteer Fire Department will have a breakfast Saturday, November 12 from 7:00-9:00 a.m. The menu will consist of bacon, ham, sausage, eggs, hash browns, sausage gravy, grits and homemade biscuits, along with coffee and juice. All are welcome to attend.

MARY BETHUNE CLASS OF 1962 MEETING NOV. 12
Mary Bethune High School Class of 1962 will hold a meeting November 12, noon, at Shoney’s Restaurant, making plans for our 50th class reunion. For more information, call 476-6097, 476-2452, 704-582-1125 or 349-1941.

VETERAN'S DAY PARADE NOV. 12
A Veteran's Day Parade will be held in South Boston on November 12 beginning at 11:00 a.m. from Carrington Street to Constitution Square. Following the parade, guest speakers will be at Constitution Square. For more information, call 470-7977.

HALIFAX HOMES TOUR NOV. 19-20
Homes Tour: The Halifax County Historical Society is sponsoring its
fall tour on November 19 and 20. Tickets are on sale at Electric Service, Halifax County Chamber of Commerce, Triangle Florist, and Peddlers Market/Exchange Store. Proceeds will be used to help with the publishing of an Architectural history of the county.

L.E. COLEMAN AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM MEETS NOV. 20
The L.E. Coleman African American Museum will have their meeting November 20, 6:00 p.m. All are welcome to attend.

PAWS & CLAWS SPCA MEETS NOV. 21
The Paws & Claws SPCA of Halifax County will meet November 21, 5:00 p.m. at Common Grounds. New members welcome so bring a friend and join us! Call 454-6111 for more information.

SOUTHSIDE VIRGINIA HORSE COUNCIL MEETS FIRST TUESDAY
Southside Virginia Horse Council meets first Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. for social dinner, 6:00 p.m. meeting at Spare Times Grills, South Boston.

AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY UNIT 8 MEETS EACH THIRD SATURDAY
American Legion Auxiliary Unit 8 meets each third Saturday at 10:00 a.m. at the Auxiliary Meeting Room Post 8.

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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