Saturday, May 18, 2013

May. 17, 2013 @ 09:16 PM

 

Today

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

St. Jude Walkathon — The St. Jude Walkathon for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital will take place today, at 7 a.m., at the Warrenton Armory, 501 U.S. 158 Bus. East. Call Mary Dunson at (252) 257-3206.

Community day — Club 15 and Beacon Light Lodge will present their third annual community day at the Aycock Recreational Complex, 307 Carey Chapel Road, Henderson, today, from noon-5 p.m. Admission is free. Attractions will include a magic show, face painting, a complimentary lunch and refreshments, tips on safety and fire prevention, live entertainment, and resource information from local organizations. For more information, call (252) 432-0884.

Meet and greet — The Cobble Stone community is hosting its annual Meet N Greet gathering today, from 4-6 p.m., in the cul de sac at 103 S. Cobble Creek Drive, Henderson. The rain date for this event will be June 8. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs.

Walkathon — A walkathon to benefit St. Jude Children Research Hospital is scheduled for today. Registration will take place at the Warren County Armory Civic Center, 501 U.S. 158 Bus. East, Warrenton, at 6:30 a.m. The walkathon itself will commence there, at 7 a.m. Afterward, participants will receive a police escort for their return to the armory. Organizers are requesting donations, and volunteers to provide transportation for walkers straying from the group and for maintaining water stations along the route. Call Mary Dunson, sponsor, at (252) 257-3206 or (252) 213-8884 for more information about registration.

Lakeland Theatre Company — Lakeland Theatre’s production of “A Coupla White Chicks Sitting Around Talking” continues today, with a showing at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 each. A pasta bar (open at 7 p.m.) will be available at $8 person. Tickets are available online at lakelandtheatrenc.org, on Facebook, or by calling (252) 586-3124.

Alumni meeting — The John R. Hawkins Alumni and Friends will hold a general meeting today, at 10 a.m., at the Warren County Memorial Library Community Room, Warrenton. Immediately following the meeting, a farewell reception will be held for a former president, treasurer, and Hawkins Herald editor, Dr. Charles S. Grady and his wife, Terri, who are relocating.

Beach music concert — A Beach music concert will take place at Norris Creek, 751 Old Halifax Road, Louisburg, today, starting at noon. Advance tickets at $15 are available by calling Don Schaeffer at (919) 818-9925 or Don Mitchell at (919) 369-6321, or at norriscreek.com; they will cost $25 at the gate.

Centennial celebration — Bunn’s Centennial Museum Day will take place today, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., at Common Grounds Coffee (and Fun) House, 20 Cheves Road, Bunn. Attractions will include: displays of old and present day items, farm equipment and tools, essay presentations by Bunn High School students, raffle tickets, lap quilts for sale, chicken plates, storytelling and Gospel music. To share one’s family photos and memorabilia, call Sherry Mercer at (919) 426-5806.

Arts festival — The Granville Arts Festival will take place today, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at Granville Athletic Park, 4615 Belltown Road, Oxford.

Relay for Life — The Granville County Relay for Life event continues at J.F. Webb High School. Call Faicia Elliot at (919) 693-5278 for more information.

Warren County Animal Ark — The “Celebrating Animals” event, hosted by the Warren County Animal Ark, will take place at the Warren County Animal Shelter, 142 Rafters Lane, Warrenton, today, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Attractions will include a half-price adoptathon; live music by One Desire; food, games; pet wall painting; Reading to Cleo; and demonstrations involving animals. The public is invited to attend. For more information, call Elma Rae Greene, Warren County Animal Control director, at (252) 257-6137.

 

Sunday

Cherry Hill — Warren County’s historic Cherry Hill will present its third and final spring concert of the 2013 season Sunday, beginning at 3 p.m. A preserved mid-19th Century plantation home, Cherry Hill is located on N.C. 58 in the Warren County community of Inez. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for students and children under 12 are free. Tickets will be sold at the door. For more information, visit cherryhillconcerts.com.

United Daughters of the Confederacy — The Vance County Chapter No. 142 of the United Daughters of the Confederacy will conduct a memorial service at the Confederate Cemetery today at 2 p.m.

Lakeland Theatre Company — Lakeland Theatre’s production of “A Coupla White Chicks Sitting Around Talking” concludes today, with a matinee performance at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 each. A pasta bar (open at 1:30 p.m.) will be available at $8 person. Tickets are available online at lakelandtheatrenc.org, on Facebook, or by calling (252) 586-3124.

 

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.

Board of directors — The Vance Charter School Board of Directors will meet today, at 7 p.m., in the media center at the school.

Genealogical society — The Vance County Genealogical Society 1881 will hold its monthly meeting today, at 6:30 p.m., at the Perry Memorial Library. The program “Searching For Our Relatives In Wales” will be presented by Joanne Carpenter. The public is invited to attend.

South Council — The South Council will meet today, at noon, at Bob’s BBQ. Kevin Otis, the new administrator at the Masonic Home For Children, will be the guest speaker.

Estate planning workshop — The public is invited to attend The Gift of Love: Estate Planning 101 workshop today, from 2-4 p.m., at the Granville County Senior Center in Oxford, which is handicapped accessible. Joan Reid, Granville County Extension agent, will explain the purpose of the documents and how to complete them. Each participant will receive information and a 5 Wishes document. The workshop is free, but attendees should register by phone (919) 603-1350 or (919) 693-1930; or browse: go.ncsu.edu/estate.

 

Tuesday

Masonic lodge — The Henderson Masonic Lodge No. 229 meets on the third Tuesday of the month at the lodge, 401 Brodie Road, in Henderson. A meal is served before each lodge meeting at 6 p.m., followed by the Stated Communication at 7 p.m. All lodge members and visiting Master Masons are invited to attend. The monthly meeting is conducted on the third Tuesday of each month.

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

Community watch — The West End Community Watch Group will have its next meeting today, at 6:30 p.m., in the fellowship hall of West End Baptist Church. The speaker for the evening will be Tony Mills, Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agent.

Ambassador meeting — The Granville County Chamber of Commerce will conduct an ambassador meeting today, at 8 a.m., in the chamber boardroom, 124 Hillsboro St., Oxford.

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

4-H classes (registration) — Vance County 4-H is now taking registration for classes at 305 Young St., Henderson. New this year is the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission Hunter Safety Certification Class for ages 12-18. Enrollment forms may be picked up or downloaded at vance.ces.ncsu.edu (click on 4-H Youth Development, scroll to Enrollment Forms).  Call Ann at (252) 438-8188 for more information.

 

Wednesday

Men on the Move — Today, at noon, there will be a Men on the Move meeting at Thorndale Country Club, Oxford. A buffet lunch will be served. The cost is $7.95, plus beverage or seniors for $5.95 plus beverage. Each participant will pay for their own lunch. Those planning to attend should RSVP to wanda@granville-chamber.com or call (919) 693-6125.

Women’s luncheon and expo — The “Success Becomes Her” luncheon and expo will take place today, from noon-2 p.m., in the civic center at Vance-Granville Community College. Doors will open at 11 a.m. Seating is limited; vendor spaces are available. Jennifer Faulkner, “JenOnJobs” blogger, will speak. The cost is $25 per person. Call (252) 492-8810 or visit fvwopp.com to order. This is the inaugural fundraiser of the Franklin-Vance-Warren Women’s Economic Equity Council.

Request for proctors — Henderson Collegiate will be conducting end-of-grade tests this month. Volunteers are being sought as proctors to monitor students today from 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Suzanne Holt will accept RSVPs. Contact her by phone at (252) 204-5425 or through email at sholt@hendersoncollegiate.org.

Construction Industry workshop — The N.C. Department of Labor is offering a 10-Hour Construction Industry Awareness Course today-Thursday in Cary. Visit dol.communications.its.state.nc.us/osh/etta/class_regist/calendar.cfm for more information, including dates, directions and agendas. A certificate of attendance and a card are provided to those who attend the entire course. If one can no longer attend after registering, contact Dee Flaten by email or call (919) 807-2877.

 

Thursday

Alive After Five — In its 10th year, the Granville County Chamber of Commerce presents Alive After Five today, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Opening the series this year will be The Craig Woolard Band, who will perform in the parking lot at Main and Littlejohn streets in Oxford. Sponsorships are available in the following categories: Presenting Stage, Boardwalk, Shagger, Sand Dollar, High Tide, Sand Bucket and Media. Contact the chamber for information: (919) 693-6125 or ginnie@granville-chamber.com.

Request for proctors — Henderson Collegiate will be conducting end-of-grade tests this month. Volunteers are being sought as proctors to monitor students today from 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Suzanne Holt will accept RSVPs. Contact her by phone at (252) 204-5425 or through email at sholt@hendersoncollegiate.org.

 

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.

 

May 25

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

 

May 27

Memorial Day observance — A wreath laying ceremony, in honor of Memorial Day, will take place today, at 10 a.m., at Gazebo Park on Central Avenue (between D and E streets, which will be closed to traffic), Butner. This family event will include military vehicles on display, favors for children, live music and more.

 

May 28

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

Screenings — Stroke and osteoporosis screenings performed by Life Line Screening are scheduled at Central Baptist Church, 2574 Ruin Creek Road, Henderson. Pre-registration is required. Registration and more information is available by calling toll free (877) 237-1287 or by visiting online at lifelinescreening.com.

 

May 29

Small business luncheon — A small business luncheon will take place today, at noon, at Henderson Country Club. This four-county chamber of commerce event will be held to recognize the winners of the Small Business of the Year Awards.

Request for proctors — Henderson Collegiate will be conducting end-of-grade tests this month. Volunteers are being sought as proctors to monitor students today from 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Suzanne Holt will accept RSVPs. Contact her by phone at (252) 204-5425 or through email at sholt@hendersoncollegiate.org.

 

May 30

Meet Me in the Street — The second concert in this year’s Meet Me in the Street series of concerts will take place today, from 5:30-8:30 p.m., in downtown Henderson. Steve Owens and the Summertime Band will be performing.

Business After Hours — Kim Jordan will host the next Granville County Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours event today, from 5-6:30 p.m., at Citizens Community Bank on Main Street in Oxford.

 

May 31

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.