Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Apr. 23, 2013 @ 09:26 PM

 

Today

Bluegrass festival — The Willow Oak Bluegrass Festival will take place this year at Willow Oak Music Park, starting today and running through April 27. The outdoor amphitheater is located at 965 Blaylock Dairy Road in Roxboro. Ticket prices will vary each day (today - $25/person). Anyone wanting to purchase tickets, or acquire primitive camping or electrical hookups during their stay at the park, may search willowoakpark.com. Attendees are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket for the concerts.

Stroke support group ­— The Maria Parham Medical Center Stroke Support Group meets the last Wednesday of every month from 3-4 p.m. in the Center for Rehab Conference Room of the Brodie Waddill Building at Maria Parham Medical Center. The group is continuing to follow the National Stroke Association Discovery Circles program. Stroke survivors, families, friends and caregivers are invited to attend. There is no charge for this group. Contact Liz Karan at (252) 436-1604 if you have any questions or need any special accommodations.

Administrative Professionals Day — A luncheon will be held today at Henderson Country Club in honor of Administrative Professionals Day. Dr. Stelfanie Williams, president of Vance-Granville Community College, will speak. Reservations (required) may be made by calling (919) 693-6125 or 528-4994; or emailing wanda@granville-chamber.com or tawheeler@granville-chamber.com.

 

Thursday

Closing (for relocation) — The Oxford Employment Service Office (formerly the Employment Security Commission) is moving to 111 Hilltop Village, Oxford, beside Food Lion in the Hilltop Shopping Center. The current office will close to the public today, at 4 p.m. The new location will open April 29.

Ribbon cutting — William “Channing” Elliot Jr. will conduct a ribbon cutting today, at 11 a.m., at Ribeyes, 1515 N.C. 56, Creedmoor.

Chamber membership — The Granville County Chamber of Commerce will be conducting its monthly membership meeting today, from 5:30-7 p.m. Universal Health Care, 500 Prospect Ave., Oxford, is hosting this event. Attendees can expect beverages, hors d’oeuvres and the networking opportunity to network. This is an open invitation to chamber members. Reservations are required: call (919) 693-6125 or email wanda@granville-chamber.com.

Ribbon cutting — David Smith, the new owner of Simply Delicious Catering, will be conducting a ribbon cutting today, at 1 p.m., at 702 N. Main St., Creedmoor.

Vance County Schools — The Vance County Board of Education will conduct a building and grounds committee meeting today, at 8:30 p.m., in the Superintendent’s Conference Room.

Drawing for TV — A drawing for a 42” TV will take place today, at 10 a.m., at H&R Block, 1541 Dabney Drive, Henderson. Tickets have already been sold for the drawing.

 

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.

Fundraiser — The Women’s Economic Equity Council of Franklin-Vance-Warren Opportunity, will host a “Bowling for Bras” event today, from 6-8 p.m., at Carolina Lanes, Henderson. Proceeds will be used to purchase undergarments for the WEE Boutique — which provides career coaching, job search assistance and professional interview attire for economically disadvantaged women entering (or returning to) the workforce. Registration is $15 for individuals and $50 for teams of four. For more information, or to pre-register, call Stephanie Bledsoe at (252) 431-1400.

Meet Me in the Street — The first of three events this year for Meet Me in the Street will take place today, from 5:30-8:30 p.m., in downtown Henderson on Embassy Square. The Konnection Band will perform.

Bluegrass festival — The Willow Oak Bluegrass Festival will take place this year at Willow Oak Music Park, will continue today, running through April 27. The outdoor amphitheater is located at 965 Blaylock Dairy Road in Roxboro. Ticket prices will vary each day (today - $30/person). Anyone wanting to purchase tickets, or acquire primitive camping or electrical hookups during their stay at the park, may search willowoakpark.com. Attendees are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket for the concerts.

Registration deadline — The Foundation of Hope for Research and Treatment of Mental Illness will present its ninth annual George Thanhauser Bike for Hope, to be held April 27 at Trek Bicycles of Raleigh at 10911 Raven Ridge Road. All rides offered (50-miles, 32-miles or 15-miles) will end with a post-ride celebration featuring lunch from Carrabba’s Italian Grill, special prize drawings and more. The cost to register is only $45 in advance (no later than today by 8 p.m.) or $50 on the day of event. Registration includes a Bike for Hope T-shirt, breakfast, refreshments, lunch and more. For more information or to register, search walkforhope.com and clicking on the Bike for Hope registration link; by calling (919) 781-9255; or by emailing walkforhope@walkforhope.com.

Barbecue chicken plates — Rebuilding Hope will conduct its biannual barbecue chicken plate fundraiser today, from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. At $7 per, plates will include a half barbecue chicken, potatoes, string beans, bread and dessert. All proceeds will go toward the continuing efforts of the organization. Plates can be picked up at or eaten inside the organization’s warehouse, 249 N. Oliver Drive, Henderson (off Warrenton Road, just pass U.S. 1 Bypass). Delivery is available (five plate minimum) by calling (252) 438-5132 before the day of the sale.

 

Saturday

Children’s program — Today, at 2:30 p.m., a free program with a ranger, “The Forest and the Trees,” will take place at Joseph S. J. Tanner Environmental Education Center, 5164 Buggs Island Road, Boydton, Va. Attendees will watch the original “Lorax” film (28 minutes), and then speak about trees and how people use them every day. Admission to the center and all park programs are free; the park will be open on Saturdays, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Springfest — Warrenton will conduct its sixth annual Springfest today, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., on the Historic Courthouse Square, 109 South Main St., Warrenton. Crafters, artisans, food vendors, a farmers market and live music will be just a few of the attractions featured. For more information, call (252) 257-1122, or email townadministrator@warrenton.nc.gov.

Bluegrass festival — The Willow Oak Bluegrass Festival will take place this year at Willow Oak Music Park, will conclude today. The outdoor amphitheater is located at 965 Blaylock Dairy Road in Roxboro. Ticket prices will vary each day (today - $30/person). Anyone wanting to purchase tickets, or acquire primitive camping or electrical hookups during their stay at the park, may search willowoakpark.com. Attendees are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket for the concerts.

Canned food drive — The YOUthCAN Food Drive for “4-H CAN Make A Difference” will take place at Food Lion, 1263 Dabney Drive, Henderson, today, from 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Come “bail out” a 4-H Teen Council member by donating non-perishable food items. Contact Pam Jones, 4-H Youth Development, at (252) 438-8188, for more information.

Barbecue chicken plates — The Brassfield Volunteer Fire Deptartment’s annual barbecue chicken plate sale will take place at the station today, from 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

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.

Bike ride/car expo — The seventh annual Antwan Wimbush Memorial Bike Ride & Car Expo will take place today, from noon-5 p.m., at the Old Super 10 parking lot, 911 N. Garnett St., Henderson. Starting at 10 a.m., the street will be blocked off and registration will begin. Kickstands will go up at 11:30 a.m. for the scenery ride, ending at the parking lot of the Pride of Vance Elk’s Lodge; there, the car expo will take place. Food and beverages will be available. Call Carolyn Pettaway at (252) 767-4629 or Ray Wimbush at (252) 213-3247 for more infomation.

 

Sunday

Children’s program — Today, at 2:30 p.m., a free program with a ranger, “Who Needs a Seed?”, will take place at Joseph S. J. Tanner Environmental Education Center, 5164 Buggs Island Road, Boydton, Va. Attendees will learn why seeds are so important and how they work. They will also have the opportunity to make their very own Basil seed starter necklace to take home. Admission to the center and all park programs are free; the park will be open on Sundays, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

 

Monday

Board of trustees (rescheduled) — Originally slated for April 22, the Granville Health System Board of Trustees meeting will now take place today, at 5 p.m., in the classroom at Granville Medical Center, 1016 College St., Oxford.

Re-opening (after relocation) — The Oxford Employment Service Office (formerly the Employment Security Commission) has moved from its previous location. It will re-open today at 111 Hilltop Village, Oxford, beside Food Lion in the Hilltop Shopping Center.

Ribbon cutting — Rachel Schneider will conduct a ribbon cutting today, at 9 a.m., at 9 Forward, 144 Hillsboro St., Oxford.

Ribbon cutting — Teresa and Jimmy Walker will conduct a ribbon cutting today, at 10 a.m., at Lighthouse Creations Floral Designs & Gifts, 107-B West C St., Butner.

Tuesday

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.

Copyright seminar — A free seminar on copyrights, trademarks and patents, “Basics of Copyrights, Trademarks & Patents,” will be offered through the small business center at Vance-Granville Community College on today, from 6-8 p.m, at the Franklin County Campus on N.C. 56 near Louisburg. An attorney from the North Carolina Lawyers for Entrepreneurs Assistance Program will lead the discussion. Call the center at (252) 738-3240 for more information or to reserve a seat.

 

May 1

Ribbon cutting — Bayard Crumpton and Kyle Crumpton will conduct a ribbon cutting today, at 10 a.m., at Hillsboro St. Cleaners & Formal Wear, 700 C Hillsboro St., Oxford.

 

May 2

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.

 

May 3

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.

Earth roast — The Stem Ruritan Club’s Earth Roast will take place today. The day before, 1,200 lbs. of beef will be placed in the ground to cook. Meat will be served on the day of the event from 4:30 p.m.-8 p.m. (or until). The Ruritan club is located on Old N.C.75 in Stem.

 

May 4

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.

Stage production — “Mama’s Girls,” written by Warren County native Garrett Davis, will be presented at E.M. Rollins Elementary School in Henderson today at 7 p.m. General admission tickets, at $20 each, may be purchased at Betty B’s in Henderson and Awesome God Bookstore in Warrenton. Call Celeste Brown at (252) 492-3530 for more information.

 

May 6

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.

 

May 7

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.