Saturday, February 9, 2013

Feb. 08, 2013 @ 08:19 PM

 

Today

Online voting — Voting continues today for the Northern Vance High School engineering team, who have entered their Sirocco project into the 2013 Emerging Issues Prize for Innovation contest through North Carolina State University. To vote, visit ncsu.edu/iei/.

African American History Month — “Visions and Voices,” an African American History Month Saturday Series, will be featured at Warren County Memorial Library, 119 S. Front St., Warrenton, every Saturday, at noon, during the month of February. Rick Russell will present a tribute, “The Legacy of Renown Artist, Ruth Russell Williams,” sharing her life and artistic experiences.

Artist grant workshop — A grant-writing workshop for individuals applying for financial support under the Regional Artist Project Grant program will take place today, from 1-2 p.m., at The Gallery, 233 S. Garnett St., Henderson.

Fundraiser — “Hope for Angel,” a fundraiser for one Angel Reavis, will take place today, from 9 a.m.-until, at Mast Family Drug Center, 5014 S. Chestnut St., Henderson. Bake sale items and Valentine’s Day items will be available for purchase.

Valentine dance — The Warren County Chapter of Warren County Training School-North Warren High School Alumni & Friends Association will celebrate Valentine’s Day with a semi-formal sweetheart dance today, from 7 p.m.-1 a.m., at the campus cafeteria, 430 Paschall Station Road, Wise. Tickets are $10 each: call the office at (252) 456-0076 or 257-5121 to purchase or reserve tickets. The DJ will be Maurice Williams. Raffle Tickets are also being sold at $1 each. Three cash prizes will be given out (participants do not have to be present to win). Light refreshments will be served.

Ridgeway Opry House — Scheduled to perform are Freida Harlow, Ellen Lloyd, Joyce Hart, Alan and Betsy Reid, Julia Morton, Donnie Gillam, Matt Nelson, Evelena Norwood, Jimmy Bridges, Sam Anderson, Richard Minor, Johnny Pitchford, Jackie Turner, Kim Phillips, Earl West and John White. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the music begins at 7 p.m. Located at 852 U.S. 1 South, Norlina.

Boot drive — The Friends of the Vance County Jail will be conducting a boot drive today, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., at the corner of Dabney Drive and Garnett Street. Monetary donations are encouraged.

 

Sunday

Online voting — Voting continues today for the Northern Vance High School engineering team, who have entered their Sirocco project into the 2013 Emerging Issues Prize for Innovation contest through North Carolina State University. To vote, visit ncsu.edu/iei/.

Community concert series — Originally scheduled for Jan. 25, the Henderson Community Concert Association presents violinist Ann Fontanella, today at 3 p.m., at the Vance-Granville Community College civic center auditorium. Admission is by season ticket only; there will be no tickets available at the door. For more information, call (252) 492-1726 or visit hcca.cc.

 

Monday

DAV — The Vance County Chapter 97 of the DAV will meets on the second Monday of each month at 6 p.m. These meetings take place at the Vance County Senior Center, 126 S. Garnett St., Henderson. All members are encouraged to attend.

Online voting closes — The Northern Vance High School engineering team have entered their Sirocco project into the 2013 Emerging Issues Prize for Innovation contest through North Carolina State University. Today is the deadline to cast a vote. To do so, visit ncsu.edu/iei/.

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

Advisory board — A KLRW Advisory Board meeting will take place in the large conference room at Henderson City Hall today at 9:30 a.m.

Meet-and greet — The second annual Combined County elected Officials Reception, an informal meet-and-greet between area businesses and both elected and non-elected government officials, will be hosted by CenturyLink, 14111 Capital Blvd., Wake Forest, today, from 6-8 p.m. No registration is required to attend this free event. Officials from Franklin, Wake, Granville and Vance counties are welcome.

Quilting guild — The February meeting of the local quilt guild, Vance Quilts ‘R Us, will take place in the dining room of the Senior Citizen’s Center on Garnett Street in Henderson. A social will begin at 6 p.m., followed by the meeting proper at 6:30 p.m. The meeting is open to both quilters and anyone interested in learning about it.

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

Genealogical society — The Vance County Genealogical Society will have its monthly meeting today, at 6:3 p.m., in the North Carolina History Room at Perry Memorial Library. William Owens, a society member, will conduct an on-site interview with 99-year-old Johnnie Jacqueline Young Mimms Sanders, the daughter to a stone mason/well digger. All members and interested persons are encouraged to attend.

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.

 

Tuesday

Mental health plan — The Five County Community Operations Center’s Consumer and Family Advisory Committee meets monthly to assist in developing and revising the mental health plan that drives mental health, developmental disability and substance abuse services for the five county area. Consumers may attend these meetings on the second Tuesday of every month, beginning at 6 p.m., at the Vance-Granville Community College Warren campus, 210 W. Ridgeway St., Building 4, Room W432, Warrenton. Consumers can sign up to discuss issues from 6:15-6:30 p.m. For more information, call (252) 430-1330, ext. 3025 or 3050.

Appearance committee — The Henderson Appearance Committee will meet today at the Henderson City Council Chambers at 3 p.m.

Genealogy research — Kay Tillotson from the State Library of North Carolina will present a program entitled “Tips and Tools for Beginning Your Genealogy Research,” today, at 11 a.m.

 

Thursday

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.


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.

 

Feb. 18

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.

 

Feb. 22

Weight loss group — TOWN (Take Off Weight Now), a non-profit weight loss group, will meet at Ay