Friday, April 25, 2014

Apr. 24, 2014 @ 05:27 PM

TODAY

Weight loss group — TOWN ( Take Off Weight Now ), a nonprofit weight loss group, meets at 11:30 a.m. at Aycock Recreation Center.

Plate Sale — Rebuilding Hope is holding its seventh bi-annual chicken plate fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at249 N. Oliver Drive; plates are $7; the menu includes a half chicken with barbecue sauce, potatoes, string beans, bread and a dessert; prepaid orders of 5 or more can be delivered; for questions or to order ahead call (252) 438-5132.

Lunch and Learn — Maria Parham Medical Center will host a free lunch and learn entitled “Driving with Age” beginning at 11:30 a.m. with lunch in the hospital classroom; the presentation will follow at noon in the auditorium; RSVP to (252) 436-1401 by 2 p.m. Thursday.

 

SATURDAY

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

Recycling Day — Henderson-Vance Recycling Day will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the front parking lot of the city operations center on Beckford Drive, Henderson; household recyclables and items including but not limited to electronics, machinery parts, clothes, shoes and toys will be accepted for recycling; no hazardous materials will be accepted; the event is open to the public.

Car Expo — The Heavenly Angels Among Us will present the eighth annual Antwain Wimbush Bike Ride and Car Expo from noon to 5 p.m. in downtown Henderson; registration will be from 10:30 a.m. to noon at 911 N. Garnett St.; there will be food and games.

Tour De Vance — Registration for the second Tour De Vance Bike Ride begins at 7:30 a.m. at Vance-Granville Community College; those interested can pre-register at BikeReg.com; there will be 10-, 30- and 60-mile rides, a bike rodeo for children ages 6 to 11 years old and a squeals on wheels event for ages 2 to 5 years old; the rides begin at 8:30 a.m.; the events for children begin at 9 a.m.; for more information, email tourdevance@gmail.com or contact Nancy Gray at (252) 492-8392.

Free Clinic — The Warren County Free Clinic will host dancing, food and more from 2 to 6 p.m. at 546 W. Ridgeway Street in Warrenton as part of its second annual Radio-Thon fundraiser; the festivities are open to the public.

 

MONDAY

Knitting club — The knitting club at Perry Memorial Library meets from 1-3 p.m. in the board room; knitting, crocheting and other crafts involving strings and yarn; free program, public welcome to work on their crafts or to come and learn.

Masonic Lodge — Beacon Light Masonic Lodge No. 249 meets at 7 p.m. at 1204 West Andrews Ave. for regular communication on the fourth Monday of every month; members should dress casual; for more information call (252) 915-9391.

Genealogical Society — The Vance County Genealogical Society 1881 will hold its monthly meeting at 11:30 a.m. at Ribeye’s in Henderson; Connie Snow will present a program on the Short and Clements families; the meeting is open to the public.

 

TUESDAY

Granville-Vance Home Health — The Granville-Vance Home Health Agency is holding an informational session to educate the public on advance care planning and advance directive forms at 11 a.m. at the North Granville Senior Center; the session is free and open to the public.

NAACP — The Vance County NAACP meets at 7 p.m. at Gateway Community Center on Garnett Street in Henderson; the speaker will be Senator Angela Bryant; the youth session meets from 6 to 6:45 p.m.

 

THURSDAY

Chess club — Henderson/Vance Chess Club meets at First United Methodist Church 6 to 9:30 p.m.; open to the public; for more information, call Rudy Abate at (252) 438-4459, daytime, or (252) 738-0375, evenings.

Shrine Club — The Henderson Shrine Club meets at 6:30 p.m. at the Henderson Masonic Lodge No. 229, 401 Brodie Road; dinner will be served; meeting begins at 7:30 p.m.; the event is open to members and visiting nobles.

Warren Democrats — The Warren County Senior Democrats meet at 1 p.m. at the Warren County Senior Center; the meeting is open to democrats of all ages.

 

MAY 2

Weight loss group — TOWN ( Take Off Weight Now ), a nonprofit weight loss group, meets at 11:30 a.m. at Aycock Recreation Center.

American Legion — The American Legion Post No. 60 meets at 6:30 p.m. in the Legion Hut; all members requested to attend.

Plate Sale — Watkins Volunteer Fire Department will have a barbecue plate sale beginning at 11 a.m. at the fire department; the cost is $8 for barbecue or chicken and $12 for a combo; for more information call (252) 492-0600.

Genealogical Society — The Granville County Genealogical Society meets at 6:30 p.m. in the small conference room at Thornton Library in Oxford; John Caknipe will discuss his latest book, “Southside Virginia Chronicles,” which focuses on the early settlers of the Piedmont area; the meeting is open to the public.

 

MAY 3

Boy Scouts — The Boy Scout Troop 605 is holding a yard-sale fundraiser from 6 to 11 a.m. at EZ Car Car on Dabney Drive; funds raised will support the Scouts in attending summer camp.

Tea Society — The Old North State Tea Society is hosting a boutique sale to benefit Area Christians Together in Service from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 305 S. Cameron St., Henderson.

 

MAY 8

Chess club — Henderson/Vance Chess Club meets at First United Methodist Church 6 to 9:30 p.m.; open to the public; for more information, call Rudy Abate at (252) 438-4459, daytime, or (252) 738-0375, evenings.

Breastfeeding Support Group — the Maria Parham Medical Center Breastfeeding Support Group meets from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the Center for Rehabilitation conference room in the Brodie-Waddill Building; group led by a lactation consultant from Maria Parham; free and open only to active breastfeeding mothers and their babies; for questions, call (252) 436-1414.

Alive After Five — The first Alive After Five event of 2014 will be from 5 to 9 p.m. in downtown Oxford; those wishing to volunteer should contact Toni Anne Wheeler at (919) 528-4994 or tawheeler@granville-chamber.com; first-time volunteers will receive a free T-shirt.