Sunday, January 13, 2013

Jan. 12, 2013 @ 07:35 PM

 

Monday

Chamber — The Granville County Chamber of Commerce will hold a Relay for Life Kick-off meeting today in Creedmoor. Contact Faicia Elliott at (919) 693-5278 for more information.

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.

Board of trustees — The Library Board of Trustees will meet in the Perry Memorial Library Board Room at 5 p.m.

City council — The Henderson City Council will conduct its regular meeting in the Henderson City Council Chambers at 6 p.m.

Peer support group — The Family Issues Peer Support Group for Adults meets every Monday at Maria Parham Medical Center - Center for Rehab, 566 Ruin Creek Road, Henderson, from 6-7 p.m. This is a free, open support group to educate and help individuals who are dealing with family challenges by providing resource information and the opportunity for sharing in a supportive environment with peers. Participation in the group does not involve counseling. For more information, contact Hicks by email at: familyissuescoach@gmail.com.

South Council meeting — There will be a meeting of the South Council today, at noon, at Bob’s BBQ on N.C. 56. Jeanette Cash, program chair, has arranged for Shane Reese from the Biofuel Center in Oxford to be the guest speaker. The public is invited to attend.

Board of education — The Vance County Board of Education will meet today, at 7 p.m., in the Administrative Services Center Board Room, 1724 Graham Ave., Henderson.

Genealogical society — David Reavis, noted author and historian, will discuss his next book, “Upon These Steps,” a history of his Civil War ancestors and their families, at the meeting of the Vance County Genealogical Society today, at 6:30 p.m., in the North Carolina History Room at Perry Memorial Library. Members and guests are encouraged to attend. The book may be purchased for $13 at the meeting.

 

Tuesday

Community watch — Carey Chapel Community Watch will hold its next meeting today, at 7 p.m., at the Aycock Recreation Center in Henderson. All area residents are invited to attend.

Chamber of commerce — The Granville County Chamber of Commerce will have an ambassadors meeting at 8 a.m. in the chamber boardroom.

Board of adjustment — The Granville County Board of Adjustment will hold a special-called meeting in the Commissioner’s Meeting Room in the auditorium at the Granville Expo and Convention Center at 4185 U.S. 15 S., Oxford, today, starting at 7 p.m.

Board of health — The Warren County Board of Health will hold its regular monthly meeting today, at 7 p.m., in the conference room at the Warren County Health Department.

Board of elections — The Vance County Board of Elections will meet today, at 4:30 p.m., in the elections office in the Henry A. Dennis Building, 300 S. Garnett St., Henderson.

Community watch — The West End Community Watch Group will meet today, at 6:30 p.m., in the fellowship hall of West End Baptist Church. The speaker will be Keith Sidwell, Henderson Police chief.

 

Wednesday

Small business seminar — A free seminar, “Tax Requirements for Small Business,” will be conducted today, from 9 a.m.-noon, in Building 7, Room 7107, at Vance-Granville Community College in Henderson. Attendees will receive information to help them understand requirements, important dates, what records should be kept, the actual filing process, triggers for tax audits, and steps toward preventing or surviving an audit.

Hiring seminar — Harry Ponder will present a seminar entitled “Hiring & Retaining Good Employees” today, from 1-4 p.m., in Bldg. 7, Room 7107, on the main campus at Vance-Granville Community College in Henderson. He will cover 21 issues one might face when hiring an employee, retaining them, and when they must be terminated. Those interested in attending should call (252) 738-3240.

 

Thursday

Writers group — The Second Cup Writers Group meets every first and third Wednesday morning, at 9:30 p.m., at Full Circle Coffee Shop in Youngsville for critique and discussion of writing.

Banquet and meeting — The Greater Franklin County Chamber of Commerce will host its 36th annual Banquet & Meeting at Green Hill Club, beginning at 6 p.m. The highlight of the evening will be the presentation of the “Citizen of the Year” award. Tickets are on sale at the chamber office, 112 East Nash St., Louisburg; or from any chamber director through Jan. 14. The cost is $25 per person, which includes dinner and entertainment. No tickets will be sold at the door. For more information, call (919) 496-3056.

Community watch — Kittrell Community Watch will meet today, at 7 p.m., at the Kittrell Community House, which is across the street from the fire station. The guest speaker will be Brian Short, director of Vance County Emergency Operations. Light refreshments will be served. All are encouraged to attend and to bring their friends and neighbors.

Community watch — The West Hills, West Creek, U.S. 158 Bypass Community Watch will have its monthly meeting in the auditorium at Maria Parham Medical Center today at 6:30 p.m. The guest speaker will be Jon Juntunen, Fire and Life Safety educator for the City of Henderson Fire Department. All neighbors are encouraged to attend.

 

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.

 

Saturday

Special needs basketball camp —  The Miracle League of Franklin County has arranged a free basketball camp for children and young adults with special needs. It will take place today, from 1-3 p.m., at Royal Elementary School, 308 Flat Rock Church Road, Louisburg. Each special needs player will be partnered with 1-2 Bunn High School basketball players to assist them. Trained staff will also be on site. For more information, contact Donna Wade, executive director of the Miracle League, at (919) 291-1040.

 

Jan. 20

Discussion on first amendment — Jennifer Rudinger, executive director of North Carolina’s American Civil Liberties Union, will lead a discussion of the United States Constitution’s first amendment and its author’s concepts regarding Separation of Church and State today, from 1:30-3:30 p.m., in the South Granville Public Library, 1547 South Campus Drive, Creedmoor. All are welcome to attend and bring a friend.

 

Jan. 21

Peer support group — The Family Issues Peer Support Group for Adults meets every Monday at Maria Parham Medical Center - Center for Rehab, 566 Ruin Creek Road, Henderson, from 6-7 p.m. This is a free, open support group to educate and help individuals who are dealing with family challenges by providing resource information and the opportunity for sharing in a supportive environment with peers. Participation in the group does not involve counseling. For more information, contact Hicks by email at: familyissuescoach@gmail.com.

Holiday observance — Henderson City Hall is closed in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday.

 

Jan. 22

Granville Health System — The board of directors will conduct a meeting at 4:30 p.m. in the board room.

Granville Health System — The finance committee will meet at 5:30 p.m. in the board room.

Lung disease support group — The Four County Better Breathers Club is for people (and their family members) with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease or other lung diseases. The club offers patient-focused, community-based educational opportunities and support to people with breathing difficulties. The next meeting will be held today, at noon, in Maria Parham Medical Center’s auditorium. Teri Spence, RN from the hospital, will speak on the topic of “Staying Healthy During the Cold & Flu Season.” Contact her at (252) 436-1573 for more information or to RSVP. Light refreshments will be provided by Sun Medical.

 

Jan. 23

Strategic planning retreat — The Henderson City Council Strategic Planning Retreat will meet at Aycock Recreation Center today at 8 a.m.

 

Jan. 24

Writers group — The Franklin County Arts Council Night Writers Group meets every second and fourth Thursday night, at 7 p.m., at Full Circle Coffee Shop in Youngsville for critique and discussion of writing.

Peer support group — The Family Issues Peer Support Group for Adults meets every second and fourth Thursday at Spiritual Connections Café, 221 S. Garnett St., Henderson, from 6-7 p.m. This is a free, open support group to educate and help individuals who are dealing with family challenges by providing resource information and the opportunity for sharing in a supportive environment with peers. Participation in the group does not involve counseling. For more information, contact Hicks by email at: familyissuescoach@gmail.com.

 

Jan. 25

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.

E911 — The Henderson-Vance E911 Advisory will meet at the E911 Operations Center today at 10 a.m.

 

Jan. 26

Blood drive — The American Red Cross, will be conducting a blood donation drive today at St. James Church, 3275 U.S. 158 Bypass. The drive will last from 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; Appointments to donate can be arranged by calling Rick Seekins at (252) 438-8712.