THURSDAY

  • FREE BASIC DRAWING CLASSES: The classes are offered for active older adults at the YMCA South Boston /Halifax County. The next class is at 11:45 a.m. on Thursday. No membership required. No experience necessary. All skill levels are welcomed. Registration is required by calling 434-572-8909. Classes are provided by the YMCA South Boston/ Halifax County and the Parsons-Bruce Art Association.  

JUNE 11 

  • MAKE AND TAKE FAIRY GARDEN: The Virginia Cooperative Extension Southside Master Gardener Association will hold a make and take fairy garden for youth at the Halifax Farmers Market from 9 a.m. to noon. There is no cost to participate and all supplies will be provided.
  • JUNE TEENTH FREEDOM DAY: The L. E. Coleman African American Museum located at 3011 Mountain Road, Halifax, will present “June Teenth Freedom Day” at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 11. The celebration will include live music, poetry, food, guest speakers, skits and dancers. For more information, call 804-387-3808.

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

  • 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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