Friday, December 14, 2012

Dec. 13, 2012 @ 09:52 PM

Today


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.

Royal Palace Theatre — Joyce DeWitt of TV’s Three’s Company will play a Waffle House waitress in the Christmas musical comedy, “A Scattered, Smothered & Covered Christmas,” for four performances at the Royal Palace Theatre on I-95 in Roanoke Rapids. Tonight’s performance (closing night) is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Regular price for tickets is $25 and may be purchased 24 hours a day at the theater, by phone at (252) 536-5577 or online at RoyalPalaceTheatre.com.

Lakeland Theater — “A Christmas Carol” is now playing at Lakeland Theater in Littleton. Tonight’s showing begins at 8 p.m.: doors will open 45 minutes beforehand. Tickets are available by telephone, (252) 586-3124 or online at etix.com (etix.com/ticket/online/venueSearch.jsp?venue_id=4382).

Miracle League — Board members with The Miracle League of Franklin County will meet behind Long Mill Elementary School to view the construction of Phase 1.

Blood drive — Maria Parham Medical Center will host an American Red Cross Blood Drive today, from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., in the hospital classroom. Donors are encouraged to make appointments. However, walk-ins will be accepted during the hours of 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Call Lee Anne Peoples at (252) 436-1116 or email her at Leeanne.Peoples@LPNT.net to schedule an appointment time.

Senior dance — The Vance County Senior Center will be having a Christmas Dance today, from 6-9 p.m., at Aycock Recreation Center, 307 Carey Chapel Road. A DJ will be on hand and special entertainment will be provided by “The Vance Slider” and other guests. Door prizes and refreshments will be available. Donations of $5 per person or $8 for two are requested in advance. All seniors are invited. For more information, contact the center at (252) 430-0257.

Seasonal flu clinics — Granville-Vance District Health Departments will conduct flu clinics on Friday afternoons, from 1-4 p.m. The cost of the flu vaccine is $35, or $55 for the higher dose flu vaccine recommended by the Centers or Disease Control and Prevention to provide better protection to individuals 65 years of age and older. Medicare Part B (red, white, and blue card) and Medicaid, as well as Blue Cross Blue Shield and Wellpath will be accepted for immunizations. Attendees should bring their insurance card, and wear short sleeves so that clinic personnel may serve the public as efficiently as possible. Those individuals with private Medicare, such as Humana or Premier, will need to go to their primary care doctor because those providers will not reimburse the department. Some children ages six months through 18 years of age may qualify to receive the flu vaccine at no cost. The health department will also be offering the pneumonia vaccine to those who are over age 65, and to those under age 65 who have chronic illnesses. The cost of the pneumonia vaccine is $95.

 

Saturday

Christmas parade — The Warrenton Christmas Parade will step off today at 5 p.m.

Visit from Santa — The Henderson-Vance Recreation Dept. will be sponsoring Cookies and Milk with Santa today, from 10 a.m.1 p.m., at Aycock Recreation Center at 307 Carey Chapel Road. Pictures with Santa will cost $3 each. For more information, call (252) 438-3408.

Alumni meeting — The John R. Hawkins Alumni and Friends general meeting will be held in the Warren County Memorial Library Community Room today at 10 a.m. Members and friends are encouraged to be present.

Employee reunion — All former Harriet Henderson employees are invited to a reunion, today at 3 p.m., which will take place at Hecks Grove School in Warrenton. This event will be sponsored by Geraldine Brown, Carrie Alexander and Bettie Woodard.  For additional information, contact Brown at (252) 257-9379.

Alumni meeting — The Henderson Institute Class of 1963 will meet at Nathan Baskerville’s Law Office, 424 N. Williams St., today, at 4 p.m. All class members are encouraged to attend. For more information, call Leslie at (252) 915-8273.

Christmas concert — The Lakeland Singers Christmas Concert is scheduled for today, at 8 p.m., at the Lakeland Theater in Littleton. Doors will open 45 minutes prior to curtain. There are also a limited tickets available to attend dinner prior to the performance. For tickets or information, call (252) 586-3124 or visit lakelandtheatrenc.org.

 

Sunday

Lakeland Theater (matinee) — A special matinee performance of “A Christmas Carol” has been scheduled for today, at 2:30 p.m., at Lakeland Theater in Littleton. Tickets are available by telephone, (252) 586-3124 or online at etix.com (etix.com/ticket/online/venueSearch.jsp?venue_id=4382).

Community feed — Clubs United As 1 will be sponsoring a community feed to be held at Area Christians Together in Service, 305 S. Chestnut St., Henderson, from 2-5 p.m. The group consists of Reel Riderz and 2 Tight Unlimited (motorcycle clubs); and Most Wanted Divas, Dazzling Divas, Mysterious Divas, Tha Desireables, PLNC, Changing Faces, Blaque Dawls and Chosen Angels (social clubs).

Christmas concert — Historic Cherry Hill, located on N.C. 58 in nearby Inez, presents The Oakwood Waits today at 3 p.m. Refreshments will be served following the performance. Attendees will also have a chance to visit with the musicians. For more information, visit cherryhillconcerts.com.

 

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.

Zumba — Instructor Claire Phillips will conduct Zumba classes every Monday and Wednesday night, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. (each night), at the Norlina Fire Dept., 102 Center St., Norlina. Contact Phillips at (252) 567-3490 for more information.

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

 

Tuesday

Henderson Masonic Lodge No. 229 — The Henderson Masonic Lodge No. 229 meets today 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.

Ribbon cutting — MedAccess Urgent Care recently opened at 700 U.S. 1 in Youngsville. The practice, along with the Greater Franklin County Chamber of Commerce and Youngsville Area Business Association, will host a ribbon cutting today at 3 p.m. The public is invited to attend.

 

Wednesday

Zumba — Instructor Claire Phillips will conduct Zumba classes every Monday and Wednesday night, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. (each night), at the Norlina Fire Dept., 102 Center St., Norlina. Contact Phillips at (252) 567-3490 for more information.

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

 

Thursday

Human relations — The Henderson Human Relations Commission will meet today at the Henderson City Council Chambers at 7 p.m.

 

Dec. 21


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.

Lakeland Theater — “A Christmas Carol” is now playing at Lakeland Theater in Littleton. Tonight’s showing begins at 8 p.m.: doors will open 45 minutes beforehand. Tickets are available by telephone, (252) 586-3124 or online at etix.com (etix.com/ticket/online/venueSearch.jsp?venue_id=4382).

Seasonal flu clinics — Granville-Vance District Health Departments will conduct flu clinics on Friday afternoons, from 1-4 p.m. The cost of the flu vaccine is $35, or $55 for the higher dose flu vaccine recommended by the Centers or Disease Control and Prevention to provide better protection to individuals 65 years of age and older. Medicare Part B (red, white, and blue card) and Medicaid, as well as Blue Cross Blue Shield and Wellpath will be accepted for immunizations. Attendees should bring their insurance card, and wear short sleeves so that clinic personnel may serve the public as efficiently as possible. Those individuals with private Medicare, such as Humana or Premier, will need to go to their primary care doctor because those providers will not reimburse the department. Some children ages six months through 18 years of age may qualify to receive the flu vaccine at no cost. The health department will also be offering the pneumonia vaccine to those who are over age 65, and to those under age 65 who have chronic illnesses. The cost of the pneumonia vaccine is $95.

 

Dec. 22

Lakeland Theater — “A Christmas Carol” is now playing at Lakeland Theater in Littleton. Tonight’s showing begins at 8 p.m.: doors will open 45 minutes beforehand. Tickets are available by telephone, (252) 586-3124 or online at etix.com (etix.com/ticket/online/venueSearch.jsp?venue_id=4382).

Toy drive giveaway — Antoine Hargrove and The House of Jabez Youth Outreach Center will hold their first annual Toy Drive Giveaway today, from 10 a.m. until supplies last. This will take place at Platinum Cuts Barbershop in Henderson. In order to receive toys, children must be accompanied by an adult. One toy each will be given out to each child. For more information or to donate toys, call (919) 690-5257, or email jabez_heals@fastmail.us.

 

Dec. 24

Cancellation — The Henderson City Council meeting and work session has been cancelled in observance of the Christmas holiday.

Masonic lodge — Beacon Light Masonic Lodge No. 249 conducts meetings every second and fourth Monday of the month at 7 p.m. for a Stated Communication. All master masons are cordially and fraternally invited to attend. Call (252) 767-3672 for more information.

Zumba — Instructor Claire Phillips will conduct Zumba classes every Monday and Wednesday night, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. (each night), at the Norlina Fire Dept., 102 Center St., Norlina. Contact Phillips at (252) 567-3490 for more information.

Closing — Henderson City Hall will be closed today through Wednesday (Dec. 26). It will reopen Thursday (Dec. 27).
Cancellation — The Henderson City Council meeting scheduled for today has been cancelled.

 

Dec. 25

Closing — Henderson City Hall, which has been closed since Monday (Dec. 24) will be closed today through Wednesday (Dec. 26). It will reopen Thursday (Dec. 27).

 

Dec. 26


Stroke support group ­— The Maria Parham Medical Center Stroke Support Group meets the last Wednesday of every month from 3-4:30 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.

Zumba — Instructor Claire Phillips will conduct Zumba classes every Monday and Wednesday night, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. (each night), at the Norlina Fire Dept., 102 Center St., Norlina. Contact Phillips at (252) 567-3490 for more information.

Closing — Henderson City Hall, which has been closed since Monday (Dec. 24) will be closed today. It will reopen Thursday (Dec. 27).

 

Dec. 27

Writer’s 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.