- AL-ANON SUPPORT MEETINGS: Al-Anon is a support group for family members and friends who are dealing with a loved one who is having or has had problems with alcohol or drugs. The strain, pressure and heartbreak become too much at times and it helps to talk to others who are experiencing the same struggle. The local Al-Anon support group meets each Thursday night at 7 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 800 N. Main St., South Boston.
- FOOD PANTRY: The Jane Jones Food Pantry located at Main Street United Methodist Church, 701 N. Main St., distributes food on the third Wednesday of the month from 9 a.m. to noon and from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Call 434-572-3290 if you have questions or would like more information. The food pantry dates this year are May 17; June 21; July 19; Aug. 16; Sept. 20; Oct. 18; Nov. 15; Dec. 20.
- EDUCATION PROGRAM: The TRIO EOC offers free college access services to high school seniors and adults desiring to attend any two or four year, in-state or out-of-state college/university. Those needing assistance in researching careers, applying to college, or applying for financial aid, may contact the TRIO EOC program at the SVHEC at 434-572-5479 or 434-797-8577.
- LADIES LUNCH TIME PRAYER CIRCLE: Bring lunch and gather for praying during lunch break every Wednesday from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. at the Burnett Building, 405 Oak Lane, South Boston. For more information, call 434-579-2922.
- AARON’S CREEK RURITAN CLUB 2023 ADULT SOFTBALL LEAGUE: The league starts Monday. Games are held Monday, Tuesday and Thursday starting at 7:30 p.m. at Aaron’s Creek Ruritan Softball Field located at 11112 Bill Tuck Highway, Virgilina. Free Parking. Free to spectators. Concessions opened nightly serving hot dogs, drinks and chips.
- GOP MEETING: The Halifax County Republican Committee will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Cluster Springs Volunteer Fire Department.
- AARP MONTHLY MEETING: AARP will hold its regular meeting Tuesday at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church on North Main Street. The speakers for the meeting are Rona Collins, fitness coordinator of the YMCA, and Meagan Peterson, executive director of the YMCA.
- THE APPRECIATION QUILTERS: The quilters will hold the next workshop on Saturday, May 20, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Second Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 1402 Watkins Ave, South Boston. The group makes quilts for military veterans in appreciation of their service. All volunteers welcome. For more info or to donate materials, email email@example.com or call/text 540-272-9169.
- BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR SOUTHSIDE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH: The board will meet in open session at 1 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of the month at the Modlinski Building located at 143 Industrial Parkway in Clarksville. The public is welcome to attend. Public comments will be taken at the start of the meeting.
- VIRGILINA SUMMERFEST: The Virgilina Volunteer Fire Association will be having the 38th annual Summerfest on Saturday, May 27. There will be a parade beginning at 11 a.m. If interested in being in the parade, contact Jarrod Tuck at 919-610-9018. Arts and crafts will be set up. Contact VVFA Auxiliary Karen Poole at 919-693-5446. There will be stew, barbecue and chicken and pork plates starting at 11:30 a.m. for eat-in or take-out. The day will end with a street dance. Gates will open at 6 p.m. featuring music from the Konnection Band from 7 until 10 p.m.
- ROCK THE BLOCK: Tri-County Community Action Agency Inc. is hosting “Rock the Block” at Constitution Square on Saturday, June 3, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will feature family friendly activities including face painting, bounce houses, a dunking booth, live music by Soulplay, performances by TCCAA’s Head Start Program and Drumlogic, as well as a car exhibit. There will also be raffle tickets available with several prizes. Food vendors on site will include Big Mike’s Kicking Chicken, Everything But The Kitchen Sink and TC’s Barbecue. The event will provide a fun-filled day for the community to enjoy while learning more about TCCAA and its many programs and services.
- SOUTH BOSTON TRUCK & TRACTOR PULL: The Turbeville Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department will present the annual South Boston Truck & Tractor Pull on Saturday, July 22, 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 6-12; ages 5 and under free. For more information, contact Matt Gosney at (434) 579-5370.
- GOP MEETING: The Halifax County Republican Committee will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 25, at the Cluster Springs Volunteer Fire Department.
- CLASS OF 1988 35TH CLASS REUNION: Halifax County Senior High Class of 1988 will hosts its 35th class reunion, “Keepin’ It Live After 35.” Registration fee payable to Class of 1988 is $50 per person. Event will be Friday, Aug. 18, at Factory Street Brewery, 210 Factory St., South Boston: Meet and greet from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Dino’s Meat Wagon meal prices re $8 and up (cost is not included in the registration fee). On Saturday, Aug. 19, The Prizery, 700 Bruce St., South Boston: from 6 to 7 p.m. check in; 7 to 7:30 p.m. program; 7:30 to 7:59 p.m. fun and games; 8 to midnight, dance.
- MARY M. BETHUNE ALUMNI AND ASSOCIATES ORANGE AND BLUE BALL: The Orange and Blue Ball will be held on Saturday, Sept. 30., at the Hilton Short Pump in Richmond. This is a fundraiser for the Mary M. Bethune Scholarship Foundation Inc. For specific information, contact the following Richmond Chapter members: Gayle Bynum, firstname.lastname@example.org; Hallie Barbour, email@example.com; Joyce Johnson, firstname.lastname@example.org; and M. Joanne Malone, email@example.com.
- POETRY CLUB: The Washington Coleman Community Center poetry club meets the second Tuesday of each month at the Washington Coleman Community Center library at 6:30 p.m.
- 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 to 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 Wednesday and Dec. 21.
- GOOD SAMARITAN MINISTRIES – SOUTH BOSTON: 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 start at 10 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. An individual or family may receive emergency food once every three months. Call 572-9242 for a clothing appointment. To volunteer in this ministry, call 572-9242 and leave a name and telephone number.
- GOOD SAMARITAN MINISTRIES – REPUBLICAN GROVE: Located at 1145 Tobacco Road, Nathalie. Food and clothing – Wednesday and Saturday from 10 a.m. until noon. No appointment is needed, but client must show an I.D. and may visit once a month. Clothing is available in all sizes for men, women, children and infants. Shoes, belts, and purses are available. There is a need for volunteers at Republican Grove. To volunteer at the Republican Grove location, call 434-479-2176.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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 8 p.m. (AA literature/book study.) Closed meeting is at Trinity Episcopal Church, 515 Yancey St., South Boston – Wednesday and Friday at noon. Open meeting – anyone can attend. First Presbyterian Church, 800 N. Main St., 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 and online at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 197 Mountain Road, Halifax. Masking and social distancing guidelines are honored when necessary. The in-person meeting is held Saturdays at moon (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 434 799 4111.
- SENIOR DANCE: at 360 every Saturday from 7 to 10 p.m. 2221 James D. Hagood Highway.
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