Friday, June 28, 2013

Jun. 28, 2013 @ 09:45 AM

  

Today

Weight loss group — TOWN (Take Off Weight Now), a non-profit weight loss group, will meet at Aycock Recreation Center at 11:30 a.m.

Sign-up deadline — Today is the last day to reserve space in the Greater Franklin County Chamber of Commerce 2013-2014 Business Directory. Those joining the chamber will receive a 10 percent discount on their ads. Non-members will pay an additional 10 percent for each ad. Contact Becky K. Norrris for more information at (919) 538-0680 or beckygfcc@yahoo.com.

HIV testing — Human immunodeficiency virus tests will be given at no charge at the Vance County Health Department in Henderson, from 8:30-11 a.m. Call (252) 492-7915 or visit gvdhd.org for more information.

Fireworks display — Southern Granville County will conduct a fireworks display at Lake Holt, off Old N.C. 75 in Butner. Gates will open to the public at 6 p.m.; with the show beginning at dusk. Entertainment will be provided by a DJ throughout the evening. Hot dogs, treats and soft drinks will be available. (Alcoholic beverages are prohibited.) Attendees are advised to bring a lawn chair, blanket and a flashlight. Search butnernc.org, cityofcreedmoor.org or granvillecounty.org for more information.

 

Saturday

Warren County Farmers Market — The Warren County Farmers Market is open today, from 8 a.m.-noon, in the BB&T parking lot, at the corner of East Macon and Bragg streets, in Warrenton.

Dedication — The Franklin County Arts Council will dedicate the Quilt Trails of the Tar River at the Bunn Depot on Railroad Street in Bunn in conjunction with the town’s centennial celebration. The festivities will run from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., with the official ribbon cutting taking place at 11 a.m. Activities will include: a quilting bee, a corn hole tournament, sack races, a tug of war and other games, music, food, arts and crafts vendors. Bluegrass musicians are invited to perform.

Farmers market — The Vance County Farmers Market, located at the Henderson City Operations Center, 900 S. Beckford Drive, will be open every Saturday from 8 a.m.-noon. For more information and to register as a vendor, contact Wayne Rowland at (252) 438-8188.

Community dance — The Epsom Country Club will sponsor a community dance, 7:30-10:30 p.m., featuring the Cross Creek Band. This particular dance will be a luau. All senior citizens are welcome to attend. For more information and directions, contact Curtis Strickland at (252) 492-6834.

Chicken dinners — The Educational Council of the Memorial Forest will sell chicken dinners (at $7 per plate) at the Hecks Grove Community Center. U.S. 401 South, beginning at 11 a.m. The menu will consist of fried chicken, string beans, potato salad, cake and soda/water. Homemade cakes and pies will also be sold.

 

Monday

Knitting club — Perry Memorial Library is now offering a place every other Monday, from 1-3 p.m., in the board room for knitting, crocheting, and other “crafts involving strings and yarn.” This is a free program, sponsored by the library. The public is welcome to work on their own crafts or to simply come and learn.

Planning board — The Henderson Planning Board will meet at 3:30 p.m. in the Henderson City Council Chambers.

City council — A regular meeting of the Henderson City Council will take place at 6 p.m. in the Henderson City Council Chambers.

 

Tuesday

Zoning board — The Henderson Zoning Board of Adjustment will meet at 3:30 p.m. in the Henderson City Council Chambers.

 

Thursday

Cancellation — The Henderson Shrine Club normally conducts its monthly meeting on the first Thursday of every month at the Henderson Masonic Lodge No. 229, 401 Brodie Road, in Henderson. However, due to the Fourth of July, the meeting will not take place this month.

Chess club — The Henderson/Vance Chess Club, affiliated with the U.S. Chess Federation, meets at First United Methodist Church each Thursday from 6-9:30 p.m. All are welcome, adults and youths, novice or experienced. For more information, call Rudy Abate at (252) 438-4459, daytime, or (252) 738-0375, evenings.

Upcoming family reunion — The annual Paschall family reunion will be held at the Drewry Volunteer Fire Station building in Drewry. Descendants, as well as relatives and friends, of Robert William and Lucy P. Paschall are invited to attend. Those attending should bring a covered dish; lunch will be served at noon. Call Shirley Pritchett at (252) 492-3390 for more information.

Closing — Henderson City Hall will be closed in observance of the Fourth of July holiday.

Cancellation — Due to the Fourth of July holiday, the American Legion Post No. 60 has cancelled its monthly meeting for July.

Fourth of July — At Lake Rogers on N.C. 56 in Creedmoor, a Fourth of July celebration will take place from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Attractions will include a cake baking contest and live music. Hot dogs and beverages will be available. Call Eleanor Fowler at (919) 528-0506.

 

July 5

Weight loss group — TOWN (Take Off Weight Now), a non-profit weight loss group, will meet at Aycock Recreation Center at 11:30 a.m.

American Legion — The American Legion Post No. 60 meets regularly on the first Friday of the month, at 6:30 p.m., in the Legion Hut. All members are requested to attend.

 

July 6

Music jam/open mic — Franklin County Arts Council Student Arts Council will be hosting a music jam and open mic every first Saturday at Common Grounds Coffee House in Bunn. Everyone — experienced and novice, young and old — are invited to bring their instruments and voices. Open mic will be available for poets and spoken word artists as well. Contact Linda Wade at (919) 496-6719 or email fcacsac@gmail.com for more information.

 

July 8

DAV — The Vance County Chapter 97 of the DAV will meets on the second Monday of each month at 6 p.m. These meetings take place at the Vance County Senior Center, 126 S. Garnett St., Henderson. All members are encouraged to attend.

Music, arts camps — Music and arts camps continue this week at the Music School of Roanoke Rapids at 1100 Roanoke Rapids. This week (today-Friday), the following courses will be offered — 10 a.m.-noon, Introduction to Art (ages 5-8); 10 a.m.-noon, Beginning Drum Set (ages 6-13); 1-3 p.m., Beginning/Intermediate Flute (ages 9-16); 1-3 p.m., Beginning Voice (ages 6-12); and 1-3 p.m., Beginning Drum Set (ages 6-13). Camps will cost $60 per student, per week. They will all be held at 1100 Roanoke Ave., Roanoke Rapids. To register, call (252) 678-4954 or send an email to themusicschoolofroanokerapids@gmail.com. This will be week three of a five-week set.

 

July 9

Mental health plan — The Cardinal Innovations/Five County Community Operations Center’s Consumer and Family Advisory Committee meets monthly to assist in developing and revising the mental health plan that drives mental health, developmental disability and substance abuse services for the five county area. Consumers may attend these meetings on the second Tuesday of every month, beginning at 6 p.m., at the Vance-Granville Community College Warren campus, 210 Ridgeway St., Bldg. 4, Room W432, Warrenton. Consumers can sign up to discuss issues from 6:15-6:30 p.m. For more information, call (252) 430-1330, ext. 3025 or 3050.

Adult fellowship — An adult fellowship group meets every Tuesday, at 10 a.m., at the Salvation Army, 355 Alexander Ave., Henderson. Breakfast will be served to attendees on the last Tuesday of the month, at 9 a.m. The public is invited to attend. For more information, call (252) 438-7107.

 

July 11

Chess club — The Henderson/Vance Chess Club, affiliated with the U.S. Chess Federation, meets at First United Methodist Church each Thursday from 6-9:30 p.m. All are welcome, adults and youths, novice or experienced. For more information, call Rudy Abate at (252) 438-4459, daytime, or (252) 738-0375, evenings.