A number of special programs are planned for the Halifax and South Boston locations of the Halifax County-South Boston Public Library System.

The deadline for submitting items for the religion page is noon Wednesday. Items are published as space allows. Priority is given to upcoming special events happening within one week. Email items to religion@gazettevirginian.com.

Halifax County Little Theatre is in the midst of the rehearsal process for “Disney Frozen Jr.,” with rehearsals running three times a week as director Jessica Rose Hayes trains the young actors and actresses in the blocking and line delivery of the modern yet already iconic show for millions…

Basic Drawing for the Absolute Beginner will be taught at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Halifax. The class will be taught by Margaret Covington from 1:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday afternoons, Oct. 22, 29, Nov. 5 and 12.

The Halifax Woman’s Club started its new season at Beth Car Baptist Church with president Judy Wagner presiding, who welcomed returning and new members and the ladies of the Chastain Home.

My main aim as a pastor has been to do all I can to partner with God to get my people from where they are to where they need to be. This means different things for different people, but the goal is always the same.

The deadline for submitting items for the religion page is noon Wednesday. Items are published as space allows. Priority is given to upcoming special events happening within one week. Email items to religion@gazettevirginian.com.

Oct. 10: Kelly Jadya James, Joseph L. Lamberth Jr., Sam Duffer, G.D. Vaughan, Carolyn Elliott, L.T. Ferrell, Barry Ferguson, Maurine E. Ligon, Jerry Dean Wade 

Choirs from various churches will be coming together to sing for the Fight Against Cancer Choir Fest to be held at Halifax County High School on Saturday, Oct. 19, at 3 p.m.

Maggie Snead, a young entrepreneur with business savvy, will be at the 2019 Holiday Living Show with her selection of wreaths, Christmas decor, candles, snow globes, fairy bottles, bath bombs, lip balm, scarves, slime and the list goes on.

Destination Downtown South Boston’s third annual cruz-in will be on from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday. There will be no charge for admission for visitors or vehicle owners. All antique and classic cars and trucks, motorcycles and special interest vehicles are welcome to participate.

Dr. Jennifer Hughes from Averett University will be speaking at the Halifax Public Library at 6:30 p.m. on Monday.

Sheryl McWilliams MPH, RN, lifestyle medicine specialist, will be presenting natural ways to fight Type 2 diabetes on Thursday from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at South Boston Seventh Day Adventist Church, 1617 Jeffress Blvd.

Members of the Hyco Road Ruritan Club will cook a stew on Saturday that will be ready for pick up at the club house by 8 a.m. and at Gene’s Orange Market on Highway 58 in South Boston after 8 a.m. Saturday. Cost is $6 per quart.

Delegate James Edmunds was speaker for the September meeting of the South Boston/Halifax County AARP #4327.

As the weather gets cooler, the thought of a warm bowl of stew sounds appetizing. On Friday, the Union Ruritan Club will be serving up delicious stew with all proceeds being donated to the local Halifax County Cancer Association.

Halloween ghost tours of Mulberry Hill will be held Friday, Oct. 11, Saturday, Oct. 12, Friday, Oct. 25, and Saturday, Oct. 26, sponsored by Historic Staunton River Foundation and Staunton River Battlefield State Park.