TUESDAY

  • NAACP UNIT-7074 REGULAR MEETING: The Halifax/South Boston Branch of the NAACP, Unit-7074, will meet at Post 99 at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Following CDC protocols, mask and social distancing are required.   

THURSDAY

  • HALIFAX COUNTY DEMOCRATS: Halifax County Democrats will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at the TJM Community Center,1011 Cluster Springs School Road. Among topics will be recruiting young Democrats and voter registration. 

FRIDAY

  • FISHING WITH FRIENDS AT STAUNTON RIVER STATE PARK: Join rangers for an evening fishing session at Edmunds Lake from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. This program is open to beginners and children who have never fished before. All equipment will be provided, but guests may also bring their own fishing gear. This is a catch and release event; no fish may be kept. A valid Virginia fishing license is required for any one 16 or older to participate. Guests should dress for the weather and bring snacks and drinks. There is no fee to participate. Meet at the visitor center 10 minutes prior to all programs.  

SATURDAY

  • JOURNEY OF THE PAST AT STAUNTON RIVER STATE PARK: The journey will be from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday. In June 1936, the Virginia State Park system began with the opening of six state parks on one day. On the 86th anniversary, there are now 41 parks. Staunton River State Park is one of the original six, so come celebrate this day by exploring this historic park at your own pace. This program is self-guided and will not require registration. Stop by the visitor center to pick up a brochure that details the park’s points of interest. Meet at the visitor center 10 minutes prior to all programs.
  • INTRODUCTION TO ARCHERY At STAUNTON RIVER STATE PARK: This program is from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday. In this introduction to archery program participants will learn about the fun and rewarding sport. Rangers will guide through proper archery techniques within a safe, family friendly environment. All equipment is provided during this program, but it is limited to participants ages 10 years and older. Guests must pre-register in person at the visitor center or by calling the park office. Space is limited to 10 participants per program. There is a $2 per person or $6 per family program fee. Meet at the visitor center 10 minutes prior to all programs.
  • BECOME A JUNIOR RANGER AT STAUNTON RIVER STATE PARK: This program is from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday. Join rangers for a chance to become a junior ranger. This program will teach children about plants and animals found in the park as well as environmental stewardship. This program is for children ages 5 to 12. There is no fee to participate. Meet at the visitor center 10 minutes prior to all programs.
  • WHAT’S IN A RANGER’S TRUCK At STAUNTON RIVER STATE PARK: The program will be from 3:30 to 4 p.m. Saturday. Have you ever wondered what tools rangers carry to do their job? Join us at the visitor center where you will get to meet one of our rangers and take a look at some of the tools of the trade. Meet at the visitor center 10 minutes prior to all programs.
  • CRITTER CAPTURE AT STAUNTON RIVER STATE PARK: This program will be Saturday from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Join rangers for a photo contest around the park. Guests will use their phone to take nature photos around the park and submit them to rangers at the end of the event. The best photo will be displayed in the visitor center. Meet at the Visitor Center 10 minutes prior to all programs.
  • WELCOME CAMPFIRE at STAUNTON RIVER STATE PARK: This program will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Saturday. Join a ranger for a fun evening around the fire and learn to make your s’mores. There is a $1 per person fee to participate. Guests should dress for the weather and bring water. Meet at the visitor center 10 minutes prior to all programs. 

JULY 23

  • SOUTH BOSTON TRUCK AND TRACTOR PULL: The Turbeville Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department will present the annual South Boston Truck & Tractor Pull on Saturday, July 23, at the Halifax County Fairgrounds. Gates will open at 5 p.m. with the pull starting at 7 p.m. Concessions will be available. Admission will be $15 for ages 13 and up., $5 for ages 6 to 12 and ages 5 and under will be admitted free. For more information, contact Matt Gosney at 434-579-5370. 

SPECIAL NOTE

  • FOOD GIVEAWAY PROGRAM: The monthly drive-thru food giveaway program sponsored by Care in the Community for the residents of Halifax County held at the L.E. Coleman African-American Museum, 3011 Mountain Road in Halifax is temporarily suspended until further notice. For more information contact the Southside Outreach Group at 434-572-9556.
  • VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Serving Hope Food Pantry is looking for volunteers to assist with the USDA food truck delivery on the first Monday of every month from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. If interested, the pantry is located at 1011 South of Dan School Road, Cluster Springs. For additional information, call 434-404-7118. 

 

ONGOING

  • DONATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FOOD PANTRY: American National Bank is taking food donations for the Jane Jones Food Pantry run by Main Street United Methodist Church through the end of June. Bring food donations by the bank at 3609 Old Halifax Road, South Boston during regular business hours, 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Accepted items include canned vegetables, canned fruit, canned soup, spaghetti sauce, pasta, boxed macaroni and cheese, peanut butter, jelly, cereal and rice.
  • ARCHERY CAMP AT SOUTH BOSTON RECREATION CENTER: The South Boston recreation center will host an archery camp from June 11 to July 15 from 9 a.m. until noon. For more information, call 434-575-4230 or 434-446-1802.
  • WASHINGTON COLEMAN COMMUNITY CENTER- POETRY CLUB: The Washington Coleman community center poetry club meet the second Tuesday of each month at the Washington Coleman Community Center library at 6:30 p.m.
  • WASHINGTON COLEMAN COMMUNITY CENTER-MOVIE NIGHT: The Washington Coleman Community Center will have a movie night on June 23, July 7 and July 21. Admission is free and drinks and popcorn will be provided. 
  • BRUCE-WALKER AMERICAN LEGION POST 99 MEETING: the American Legion Post 99 meets the second Monday of the month at 7 p.m. Oldies dance is held the third Friday of each month at 9 p.m.
  • LEGION MEETINGS: American Legion Auxiliary Unit 99 monthly meetings will be held on the second Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the American Legion Post 99. Call 434-517-1727 for more information.
  • FREE FOOD: Serving Hope Food Pantry will have a USDA Distribution the second Monday of every month, from noon until 3 p.m. The pantry is located at 1011 South of Dan School Road in Cluster Springs. For more information, call Tri-County Community Action Agency at 434-404-3455.
  • JANE JONES FOOD PANTRY: The 2022 food pantry dates are: June 15, July 20, Aug. 17, Sept. 21, Oct. 19, Nov. 16 and Dec. 21.
  • GOOD SAMARITAN MINISTRIES: The Good Samaritan Ministries, 815 N. Main St., South Boston, located at the rear of First Baptist Church, has emergency food and a clothing ministry for the residents of Halifax County. New operation hours are 10 a.m. until noon Monday, Wednesday and Friday. An individual or family may receive emergency food once every three months. Call 572-9242 for a clothing appointment.
  • HALIFAX COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY OPENS RESEARCH LIBRARY: The society’s research library is now open every Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Patrons may park behind the house located at 110 Mountain Road, Halifax, and enter from the back door or walk around to the front door. For questions, call 434-579-0083 or email bdbass@cstone.net
  • SEEKING CLASSMATES: The Halifax County Senior High School class of 1972 is seeking classmates to participate in its 50th class reunion to be held in June. Send email and/or mailing address to James J. Davis at drjjdavis5454@gmail.com or mail to 1803 Albert Court, Bowie, MD 20721.
  • FOOD AND CLOTHING: The Good Samaritan, located at 1145 Tobacco Road, Nathalie, offers free food and clothing Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. until noon. No appointment is necessary. Clients must show an ID and may visit The Good Samaritan once a month. Clothing is available in all sizes for men, women, children and infants. Shoes, belts and purses are available, as well. Included in the food giveaway are prepackaged bags of canned meats and vegetables, grains, fruits and powdered milk.
  • SOUTH BOSTON ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS MEETINGS: South Boston Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are all in-person Monday night at 7 p.m. (AA literature/book study.) Closed meeting is at Trinity Episcopal Church, 515 Yancey Street, South Boston – Wednesday and Friday at noon. Open meeting – anyone can attend. First Presbyterian Church, 800 North Main Street, South Boston – Thursday night at 8 p.m. – same church as the noon meetings. Any questions, call the district hotline 434-799-4111. 
  • HALIFAX ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS MEETINGS: Halifax Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are in person (hybrid) and online at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 197 Mountain Road, Halifax. Masking and social distancing guidelines are honored.  The in-person (hybrid is in-person and Zoom) meeting is held on Saturdays at noon (AA Literature/Book Study). 7:30 a.m. online meetings are held Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings. These open meetings can be attended via phone or using the Zoom platform. For access to in-person and online meetings, call the district hotline at 434-799-4111 or email HalifaxWeCovery@gmail.com.

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