Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Apr. 01, 2013 @ 07:41 PM

 

Today

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.

Farmers market (vendors) — A meeting of the Vance County Farmers Market vendors has been scheduled for today, at 1 p.m., in the upstairs conference room at the Vance County Cooperative Extension Center, 305 Young St., Henderson. Anyone planning to be a vendor at the Vance County Farmers Market during the 2013 season should attend. For more information and to register, contact Wayne Rowland at (252) 438-8188 or by email at wayne_rowland@ncsu.edu.

Board of elections — The Vance County Board of Elections will meet today, at 4 p.m., in the Vance County Board of Elections office located in the Henry A. Dennis Building, 300 S. Garnett St., Henderson.

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

Lake Gaston Association — The speaker for today’s Lake Gaston Association meeting, 9:30 a.m., will be Frank Newell, a wildlife specialist with the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Wildlife Services Division (retired). He will discuss the types of wildlife one should expect to find along the banks and in one’s neighborhood. The meeting will be held at the Lake Gaston Baptist Church located on N.C. 903, 1 mile north of Eaton Ferry Bridge, across from the Subway Restaurant. The meeting is open to both members and non-members. For more information, contact the association at (252) 586-6577 or 1-888-586-6577 or info@lakegastonassoc.com.

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.

 

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.

Acting workshop — The Colonial Center for Performing Arts in South Hill, Va., will conduct a free acting workshop today, from 6-8 p.m. Participants will be instructed on how to take personal direction onstage and interpreting stage directions from scripts. Organizers are requesting that only teens and adults attend. Registration is required by calling (434) 262-4170 or emailing info@colonialcenterva.org. Citizens from the surrounding area are invited to attend. Participants should come to the rear of the theater complex and use the Actors Entrance located in the alley.

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.

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.

Chicken plates — Bearpond Volunteer Fire Dept. will be selling grilled chicken plates today, from 11 a.m.-7 p.m., at the station. Tickets for plates (which will include a half chicken, two sides, bread and dessert) are $7 each. Eat-in, take-out and delivery are all available. Contact any fire department member, or call (252) 915-0631 or 767-0152.

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.

 

Saturday

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.

Alumni meeting — The Tri-County chapter: Granville, Vance and Warren Alumni of Shaw U. will hold its next meeting today, at 11 a.m., at Richard H. Thornton Library, 210 Main St., Oxford. All Shaw graduates and friends of Shaw are invited to attend. For additional information, call Anthony Peace at (252) 456-2267.

Sign-up deadline — The Henderson Institute Triad Chapter is sponsoring a trip to allow area residents to see “The Color Purple,” at the Barn Theatre in Greensboro on April 19. Tickets, at $65 per person, are now available. Today is the deadline to sign up. To reserve a seat or for more information, call Evelyn Mitchell at (252) 492-6912, Doris Jones at 492-7439 or Annie Miller at 492-9952.

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.

 

Sunday

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.

 

Monday

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 hush puppies 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.

Joint community meeting with legislative delegation — Angela Bryant, N.C. Sen-D, and Nathan Baskerville, N.C. Rep-R, will be on hand today, at 3:30 p.m., for a joint meeting with the Warren County Board of Commissioners. The meeting will take place at the Warren County Armory Civic Center. All citizens are welcome to attend. Contact Linda T. Worth, Warren County manager, by calling (252) 257-3115 or emailing lworth@co.warren.nc.us.

 

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., 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. 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.

 

April 13

Children’s program — Today, at 2:30 p.m., a free water safety activity with a ranger will take place at 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 on Saturdays, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.