Thursday, March 21, 2013

Mar. 20, 2013 @ 11:05 PM

 

Today

Public hearing — A public hearing will be conducted today, at 6 p.m., in the Franklin-Vance-Warren Opportunity  Administrative Building, 180 S. Beckford Drive, Henderson, by the Board of Directors. All interested citizens are invited to give their input in regards to the annual public housing plan at this time.

Board of adjustment — The Vance County Board of Adjustment will meet today, at 4 p.m., in the Vance County Board of Commissioners meeting room at 122 Young St., Henderson.

Tupperware sale — Volunteer Services of Maria Parham Medical Center in Henderson will be hosting a Tupperware Sale today, from 7 a.m.-2 p.m., in the J. T. Church Classroom at the hospital. This is day two of a two-day event.

AARP — The Vance County Senior Center will host an AARP meeting today at 2 p.m.

Social services board — The Social Services Board will hold its regularly scheduled meeting on today, at 8 a.m., in the director’s office at the Vance County Department of Social Services, 350 Ruin Creek Road, Henderson.

Women’s club — The Henderson business and Professional Women’s Club will conduct its regular monthly dinner meeting today, at 6:30 p.m. in the conference room at Maria Parham Medical Center in Henderson. New members and guests are invited to attend. Call (252) 438-6732 to make reservations.

Planning for class reunion — Members of the J.F. Webb High School Class of 1973 have organized a planning committee for its 40th class reunion. The committee will meet in the conference room at Richard H. Thornton Library in Oxford today at 6 p.m. All classmates are invited to attend.

Human relations — The Henderson Human Relations Commission will meet today, at 7 p.m., in the Henderson City Council Chambers.

Community watch — Kittrell Community Watch will meet today, at 7 p.m., at the Kittrell Community House (across the street from the fire station. Tony Mills, a special agent with North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement, will discuss security issues, including home invasions. Attendees can expect door prizes and light refreshments. Those interested in neighborhood security is welcome to attend, particularly newcomers.

Community watch — The West Hills, West Creek, U.S. 158 Bypass Community Watch will be having its monthly meeting in the auditorium at Maria Parham Medical Center in Henderson today at 6:30 p.m. The speaker will be Vance County Sheriff Peter White. All neighbors are encouraged to attend.

Crime prevention — The Vance County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council will meet today, at 8:30 a.m., at Aycock Recreation Center, 317 Carey Chapel Road, Henderson. The Graduated Responses and Rewards Committee will meet following the regular council meeting.

Prescription drug take-back event — Operation Medicine Drop has arranged a prescription drug take-back event for today, from 2-6 p.m. Anyone with unused or expired (both prescription and over-the-counter) medications may drop them off at Walmart, 200 N. Cooper Drive, Henderson, for safe disposal. For more information, call Angela Feingold, Safe Kids Henderson-Vance coordinator, Henderson Police Dept., at (252) 430-3153.

Steering committee — The Leadership Granville Steering Committee will meet today, at 8 a.m., at the Granville County Chamber of Commerce, 124 Hillsboro St., Oxford.

Operation tour — Today, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Leadership Granville will conduct a city operation tour.

Human resource committee — Kimberly Wheeler of Capital Association Industries will host a human resource committee meeting today, at noon, at the Granville County Chamber of Commerce, 124 Hillsboro St., Oxford. Reservations from human resource managers are requested.

Community relations — The Vance County Board of Education will conduct a community relations meeting today, at 5:30 p.m., in the Superintendent’s Conference Room.

Fitness classes — Every Tuesday and Thursday, Studio 229, 229 S. Garnett St., Henderson, will conduct Zumba Toning from 6-6:45 p.m. and Zumba (for beginners) from 7-8 p.m. For more information, call (919) 939-3289 or visit THESTUDIO229.WEEBLY.COM.

 

Friday

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.

Prescription drug take-back event — Operation Medicine Drop has arranged a prescription drug take-back event for today, from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Anyone with unused or expired (both prescription and over-the-counter) medications may drop them off at 854 S. Beckford Drive, Henderson, for safe disposal. For more information, call Angela Feingold, Safe Kids Henderson-Vance coordinator, Henderson Police Dept., at (252) 430-3153.

 

Saturday

Benefit auction — A benefit auction for Angel Wiggins Reavis will take place tday, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at the National Guard Armory, 231 Dabney Drive, Henderson, next to the Henderson Fire Dept. Money raised from this auction will be used to pay for medical expenses toward her recovery from an automobile wreck. Donations are welcome. Call Nicky Owen at (252) 767-0651 or Roger Owen at (252) 915-5896 for more information.

Pre-school to kindergarten transition — Franklin-Granville-Vance Smart Start will be presenting a program on kindergarten readiness today, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at Southern Vance High School, 925 Garrett Road, Henderson. Ken Smythe-Leistico, director of Pathways to K/Success, University of Pittsburgh, will present a program titled “Ready Freddy,” that recognizes PS-K transition is much more than a one-time event. The public is invited to attend.

Nature hike — Alvin Braswell, deputy director of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, will guide a spring nature hick through Tar Rive Land Conservancy’s Kemp-Baker Tract in Louisburg today, from 9 a.m.-noon. Register online at secure.qgiv.com/for/trlc/event/12034/ or learn more by visiting tarriver.org/donate-support/events-outings/spring-nature-hike-tar-river/.

 

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.

Breastfeeding class — Maria Parham Medical Center in Henderson will offer a free breastfeeding class today in the John T. Church Classroom of the hospital, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Expectant moms are encouraged to attend and bring their support person. Classes are taught by a certified lactation consultant. Call (252) 436-1881 to register. There will be no charge for this class.

City council — The Henderson City Council will conduct a meeting today, at 6 p.m., in the Henderson City Council Chambers. A work session will follow.

Business roundtable — The Business Growth & Development Committee of the Henderson-Vance County Chamber of Commerce will host the first Business Roundtable of 2013 today, at noon, in the chamber board room. Alyssa Mayko, assistant director of the Women’s Business Center of North Carolina will make a presentation entitled “Marketing Your Business on a Small Budget.” The seminar and a boxed lunch will cost $9 per person. Call the chamber at (252) 438-8414 for reservations.

Fundraiser — Happy Camper board members are selling tickets to lunch at Rigsbee’s today, from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 each. Call the Greater Franklin County Chamber of Commerce at (919) 496-3056 or Donna Wade at (919) 494-5541 to purchase them. Money raised will go toward summer camps for Franklin County children and Miracle League of Franklin County registration fees.

Fitness classes — Every Monday and Wednesday, Studio 229, 229 S. Garnett St., Henderson, will conduct Cardio Core from 6-6:45 p.m. and Zumba from 7-8 p.m. For more information, call (919) 939-3289 or visit THESTUDIO229.WEEBLY.COM.

 

Tuesday

Adult fellowship — An adult fellowship group meets every Tuesday, at 10 a.m., at the Salvation Army, 355 Alexander Ave. 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.

Fitness classes — Every Tuesday and Thursday, Studio 229, 229 S. Garnett St., Henderson, will conduct Zumba Toning from 6-6:45 p.m. and Zumba (for beginners) from 7-8 p.m. For more information, call (919) 939-3289 or visit THESTUDIO229.WEEBLY.COM.

 

Wednesday

Business Before Hours — The next monthly membership meeting — Business Before Hours — for the Granville Chamber of Commerce will take place today, at 7:30 a.m., in the dining hall of the St. John’s Building at the Masonic Home for Children. A program update on the home and a tour will follow a sit-down breakfast. The home’s new administrator, Kevin Otis, will also be introduced. Reservations are required: call (919) 693-6125 or 528-4994; or email wanda@granville-chamber.com or tawheeler@granville-chamber.com to make one.

Stroke support group ­— The Maria Parham Medical Center Stroke Support Group meets the last Wednesday of every month from 3-4 p.m. in the Center for Rehab Conference Room of the Brodie Waddill Building at Maria Parham Medical Center. The group is continuing to follow the National Stroke Association Discovery Circles program. Stroke survivors, families, friends and caregivers are invited to attend. There is no charge for this group. Contact Liz Karan at (252) 436-1604 if you have any questions or need any special accommodations. The title of this month’s stroke support group meeting is “8 Simple Rules,” a personal motivational story by a stroke survivor.

Fitness classes — Every Monday and Wednesday, Studio 229, 229 S. Garnett St., Henderson, will conduct Cardio Core from 6-6:45 p.m. and Zumba from 7-8 p.m. For more information, call (919) 939-3289 or visit THESTUDIO229.WEEBLY.COM.

 

March 28

Community relations/industry councils — Kittrell Job Corps Center will conduct a combined Community Relations Council and Industry Council meeting today, from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., in the Underground Café at the center. An update will be present concerning the Education and Career Technical Training planning. U.S. Rep.-D G.K Butterfield, who is scheduled to speak, will be among more than 45 community leaders and business partners planning to attend.

Alumni planning session — All North Carolina Central University alumni from the surrounding area are urged to attend a planning session for the Northern Piedmont Alumni Chapter today, at 7 p.m., at Oxford Children’s Home. Alumni from Granville, Vance and Warren counties are welcome.

 

March 29

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.

Closing for holiday — Henderson City Hall will be closed today in observation of Good Friday.

E-911 advisory board — The Henderson-Vance E-911 Advisory Board will meet in the E-911 Operations Center today at 10 a.m.

 

March 30

Fundraiser — Lowe’s Home Improvement will conduct a Muscular Distrophy Association fundraiser today, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. (or until). Plates from Southern Caterers — fried trout (2 pieces), fried chicken (1 piece), potato salad and cole slaw — will be sold at $8 per. In addition to the opportunity to test drive a lawn mower, attendees can expect face painting, a corn hole board, live music and a bake sale. Advance food tickets are available at the store.

 

April 1

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

 

April 2

Adult fellowship — An adult fellowship group meets every Tuesday, at 10 a.m., at the Salvation Army, 355 Alexander Ave. 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.

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

Personnel — The Vance County Board of Education will conduct a personnel meeting today, at 5:30 p.m., in the Superintendent’s Conference Room.