Razzle Dazzle and All That Jazz Weekend Guide for Halifax


Get lost in the decadence of the 1920s. Looking for a little more muscle and grit? Celebrate Mother Earth. You can do all of these things this weekend. (Plus there's so much more to do in HalifaxVA). (Pssst...don't forget to share your adventures on social media using #LoveHalifaxVA. You could win a prize!).

Halifax County Little Theatre presents... CHICAGO the Musical April 21 - May 6 | The Prizery Chicago, the critically acclaimed theatrical phenomenon comes to Halifax County for 11 shows. Set amidst the razzle-dazzle decadence of the 1920s, Chicago has everything: a universal tale of fame, fortune, and all that jazz. Tickets on sale now at The Prizery Box Office, the Visitor Center, online or by calling 434.572.8339. You don't want to miss this show!


April 21: Opening Night. Halifax County Little Theatre's CHICAGO. The Prizery. 7:30 p.m. April 21: Live at JB's, featuring DJ Beesty. 9 p.m. - Midnight April 21: Live Music at Main Street Cafe, featuring Natural Ingredients. 9 p.m. - 1 a.m. April 22: Earth Day Extravaganza. Celebrate Mother Earth at the Halifax Farmers Market. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.  Fun for the entire family. Take home local bounty from the Farmers Market and enjoy food from vendors.   April 22: Sangria Saturday at Sans Soucy Vineyards, featuring wine, food, and live music by Mark Keeney. 1 - 8 p.m. April 22: NASCAR Late Model 100 / Limited T-25 / Pure Stock T-15 / Hornets 15 at South Boston Speedway. 7 p.m.  April 22: HCLT's CHICAGO. The Prizery. 7:30 p.m. April 23: HCLT's CHICAGO. The Prizery. 3 p.m. 


April: 25: HCLT's CHICAGO. The Prizery. 7:30 p.m. April 28: HCLT's CHICAGO. The Prizery. 7:30 p.m. April 28: Live music at JB's, featuring Chris Martin. 9 p.m. - Midnight April 28: Live music at Main Street Cafe, featuring Double Shot. 9 p.m. - 1 a.m.  April 29: HCLT's CHICAGO. The Prizery. 7:30 p.m. April 29: Live music at Main Street Cafe, featuring Mike Warren & The Main Street Band. 9 p.m. - 1 a.m. April 29: May Day/Spring Fling at Sans Soucy Vineyards. Live music by Josh Walker. 1 - 8 p.m. April 30: HCLT's CHICAGO. The Prizery. 3 p.m. May 2: HCLT's CHICAGO. The Prizery. 7:30 p.m.:  May 4: HCLT's CHICAGO. The Prizery. 7:30 p.m. May 5: Naturalization Ceremony at Patrick Henry's Red Hill. 11 a.m.  May 5:  Cinco de Mayo Celebration at Springfield Distillery with TACOS el Kora. 4-8 p.m. 


On Exhibit... Parsons-Bruce Art Association welcomes Susan Wilkinson to The Robert F. Cage Art Gallery at The Prizery for a showing of her art now through May 10. FREE admission.    The Halifax County/South Boston Museum is featuring two artist installations. The photography of Tom Williams will be featured through June 10. Watercolor artist Kim Ferguson's exhibit opens this weekend and will run through May 27. 


On Stage... Halifax County is home to two extraordinary opportunities for live arts. Halifax County Little Theatre and The Prizery bring some of the biggest shows, family favorites, classics, and new and exciting ventures to the stage. Halifax County Little Theatre presents... CHICAGO the Musical With show-stopping numbers, astonishing dancing, and a healthy dose of razzle dazzle, Chicago is a heart-pounding spectacle of everything that makes Broadway great. April 21 - May 6.

The Southern Virginia Wild Blueway is always open... The days are longer and warmer which means the perfect time to explore the regions lakes and rivers. Whether you're an angler, love paddling, or floating down a lazy river, the Blueway delivers. 
Virginia Cantaloupe Festival tickets are now for sale at the South Boston- Halifax County Visitor Center. Stop by Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. or Sunday from 12-5 p.m. to get your tickets!! #valopefest17


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  Schedule of Events - May 2017 
Building the Foundation for Your Small Business

Entrepreneurship is the American Dream. Unfortunately, of the 1 million businesses started each year, most of them eventually fail. The one common theme may be lack of planning. If you are considering the possibility of starting a business, this free seminar will provide information that may help your business be among the 20 percent that survive and thrive. Prepare to start a successful business by evaluating your entrepreneurial abilities, marketing strategies, financial resources, legal form of organization, and receive tips to prepare and present your business plan.





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Presented by Joanne Tompkins, Program Director

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Learn the basics of government contracting along with how to register to do business with the government and how to obtain the proper certifications that give small businesses advantages in government contracting.


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    • SWAM Certification
    • Microbusiness Certification
    • SAM registration
    • SBA Small Business Programs, Qualifications, and Certification Process



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ADULT BIOGRAPHY 42 Faith, Ed Henry Golden, Marcus Thompson II

ADULT FICTION Two From the Heart, James Patterson Walkaway, Cory Doctorow Falling Darkness, Karen Harper The Fix, David Baldacci Any Day Now, Robyn Carr Fast & Loose, Stuart Woods If I'm Found, Terri Blackstock Bad Blood, Nick Oldham The Devil's Triangle, Catherine Coulter Six-Gun Showdown, Delores Fossen Prussian Blue, Philip Kerr The Ebb Tide, Beverly Lewis Against the Edge, Kat Martin Miss Julia Weather the Storm, Ann B. Ross One Perfect Lie, Lisa Scottoline The Burial Hour, Jeffery Deaver The Ends of the Earth, Robert Goddard The Last Chance Olive Ranch, Susant Wittig Albert Star Wars: Thrawn, Timothy Zahn The Stars are Fire, Anita Shreve Finding Gideon, Eric Jerome Dickey

ADULT NON-FICTION Climate of Hope, Michael Bloomberg and Carl Pope The New Urban Crisis, Richard Florida Old School, Bill O'Reilly The American Spirit, David McCullough Living with Schizophrenia, Jeffrey Rado, MD and Philip Janicak, MD Reverse Heart Disease Naturally, Michelle Honda, PhD How to Build Your Own Web Site, Bruce Brown The Sleep Solution, W. Chris Winter, MD Hand to Mouth, Linda Tirado Born Anxious, Daniel Keating This Fight is Our Fight, Elizabeth Warren The Schmuck in My Office, Jody J. Foster When You Get to a Fork in the Road, Take It, Yogi Berra Janesville: An American Story, Amy Goldstein

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LOCAL HISTORY ROOM Lest It Be Forgotten: A Scrapbook of Campbell County Tales of the Hill City

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Garden Art Featured at Plant Sale

Garden art featured at Plant Sale

            The annual Southside Master Gardener Association Plant Sale will be held on Saturday, May 6th from 7:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. in the parking lot in front of the Halifax County Extension Office, 171 S. Main Street, Halifax.  All types of plants will be available including annuals, herbs, perennials, vegetables, shrubs and trees.  The sale will also offer handmade garden art.

            Using old metal car parts and other pieces to make garden art is a great way to go green.  How creative to use horseshoes to make an owl’s eyes and an old garden rake for the wings.  With some horseshoes, a hammer, a couple washers and some rebar you have a dog that will never bite.  A cat was made with horseshoes, washers, locknuts, welding rods and rebar that will look lovely in the garden and will scare the mice and voles.  This is just a sampling of the garden art for sale at the Plant Sale.

            Hypertufa is the name of a process of making garden containers, ornaments, sculptures or stepping-stones using Portland cement, perlite and peat.  The process was developed as a substitute for volcanic rock called Tufa that was traditionally used to make Alpine troughs.  This

year, there will be draped and basket hypertufa as well as traditional hypertufa containers. Some hypertufa was shaped to resemble stones and dressed up as beneficial insects, another great addition to your garden.

            Naturally, there will be lots of plants, priced to sell and locally grown.  Stop by the Bake Sale table to purchase something to nibble on while walking through the sale.  Master Gardeners will be available to answer your gardening questions throughout the sale.  If you want more information or are interested in the Master Gardener program visit, like on Facebook, contact the Halifax Extension Office at 434-476-2147 or e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



Caption for picture: These hypertufa lady bugs will brighten your garden and will be available for sale at the Master Gardener May 6th Plant Sale.  Many different types of locally grown plants will be for sale also.