Friday, March 29, 2013

Mar. 28, 2013 @ 11:07 PM


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.

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.

Fitness classes — Every Friday, Studio 229, 229 S. Garnett St., Henderson, will conduct Salsa!!! class, from 6-7 p.m., and Zumba, from 7-8 p.m. For more information, call (919) 939-3289 or visit THESTUDIO229.WEEBLY.COM.

Walk against violence — In an effort to bring awareness to the community about gun violence, Second Chance Social Club is sponsoring a “Stop the Violence/Guns Down” Walk today, from 5-8 p.m. (or until), starting at the Pride of Vance Elk’s Lodge, 326 W. Rock Spring St., Henderson. An Easter egg hunt will be conducted prior to the walk; free hot dogs will be served at that time. Children attending the event will be given free “Help Henderson” T-shirts to wear during the march. Guest speakers will also be on hand. A moment of silence will be observed as well. The event will conclude with a candlelight vigil. Call (252) 425-4975 or 767-3149 for more information.

 

Saturday

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.

Fitness classes — Every Saturday, Studio 229, 229 S. Garnett St., Henderson, will conduct the following classes: Zumbatomic (Kids!!), from 9:30-10:15 a.m.; Zumba Toning, from 10:30-11:15 a.m.; Zumba, from 11:30 a.m.-12:30; and Salsa!!!, from 2-3 p.m. For more information, call (919) 939-3289 or visit THESTUDIO229.WEEBLY.COM.

Ridgeway Opry House — There will be a special guest appearance by The Lang Sisters. Also scheduled to perform are Freida Harlow, Ellen Lloyd, Joyce Hart, Alan and Betsy Reid, Julia Morton, Donnie Gillam, Matt Nelson, Evelena Norwood, Jimmy Bridges, Sam Anderson, Richard Minor, Johnny Pitchford, Jackie Turner, Kim Phillips, Earl West, John White and Doug Branch. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the music begins at 7 p.m. Located at 852 U.S. 1 South, Norlina.

 

Monday

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

 

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.

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.

Health fair — The Warren County Health Dept. will conduct its 17th annual health fair today, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free screenings for blood pressure and blood glucose will be available. Attendees can expect door prizes and more. This is a community event sponsored by the health department.

 

Thursday

Henderson Shrine Club — The Henderson Shrine Club conducts its monthly meeting on the first Thursday of every month at the Henderson Masonic Lodge No. 229, 401 Brodie Road, in Henderson. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. The meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. All members and visiting nobles are invited to attend.

Fundraiser — A fundraiser benefitting The Dirt Club - 4-H Club at Ray Family Farms and the Franklin County 4-H Enhancement Fund will take place today at 6:30 p.m. A dinner, featuring local farm products, will be served, followed by a benefit auction. Tickets for the meal, at $30 each, can be purchased by calling (919) 422-1365 or 422-1372.

Senior Democrats — Today, at 1 p.m., the Warren County Senior Democrats will meet at the Warren County Senior Center. Information will be shared during the N.C. Legislative Meeting with Angela Bryant, N.C. Sen-D, and Nathan Baskerville, N.C. Rep-R, on April 8. There will be a discussion on the recent precinct meetings. All Democrats, of all ages, are welcome to attend.

Genealogical society — Betty Jean King will be the featured speaker for the April 4 meeting of the Granville County Genealogical Society at 6:30 p.m. in the large meeting room of the Richard H. Thornton Library in Oxford. Assisted by Wayne Gooch, society member, King will deliver a presentation focusing on the 1861-1862 delegates from Granville, Warren and Franklin counties and their role in the secession of North Carolina from the United States (the Union) leading to the Civil War. The meetings of the society are open to the public. Guests are cordially invited to join with the society members to hear this presentation.

 

April 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.

 

April 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.

Children’s program — Today, at 2:30 p.m., a free water safety activity with a ranger kicks off the recreation season and signals the opening of the Joseph S. J. Tanner Environmental Education Center, 5164 Buggs Island Road, Boydton, Va. Bobber the Water Safety Dog and his friends at Waterbowl Lake will teach attendees about water safety. Those who bring their own white T-shirt will have the opportunity to create their own one-of-a-kind Bobber T-shirt. Admission to the center and all park programs are free; the park will be open Saturdays, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

 

April 7

Children’s program — Today, at 2:30 p.m., a free nature activity at Joseph S. J. Tanner Environmental Education Center, 5164 Buggs Island Road, Boydton, Va. The program, “Look it’s a Bird!”, will explore the world of birds, learning about all the ways they are different. (No live birds will be used for this program.) Attendees will have the opportunity to make a special treat for the birds back at home. Anyone will food allergies should plan accordingly. Admission to the center and all park programs are free; the park on Sundays, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

 

April 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.

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.

Boys & Girls Club — The Boys and Girls Club Franklin Unit will be having its annual fundraiser at Johnny’s Barbecue today, from 4-7 p.m. Barbecue plates, with potato salad, slaw and hushpuppies will be sold at $8 per. All proceeds will benefit the club’s summer program which is in danger of being cancelled this year. For more information, contact Rosemary Champion, Laura Terry, Paige Sayles or any board member.

 

April 9

Mental health plan — The 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., Building 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. 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.

 

April 12

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.