Saturday, January 19, 2013

Jan. 18, 2013 @ 11:09 PM

 

Today

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.

Student arts council event — The monthly music jam for the Franklin County Student Arts Council will take place every first Saturday at 5:30 p.m. at Common Ground Coffee House in Bunn. A DJ will host musicians and singers. The kickoff is scheduled for today.

Ridgeway Opry House — There will be a special guest appearances by Terpin Winstead and Richard Privette. Also 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.

 

Sunday

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.

 

Monday

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.

 

Tuesday

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.

 

Wednesday

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

 

Thursday

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.

Kerr-Tar Regional Council of Governments — A board meeting for the Kerr-Tar Regional Council of Governments will take place today, with a business session at 7 p.m., at the Kerr-Tar Regional Council of Governments office, 1724 Graham Ave., Henderson. A social will begin at 6:30 p.m. Joey Hopkins, NCDOT assistant district engineer, will provide a Division 5 update. Dress will be business casual. RSVP Gina Parham at gparham@kerrtarcog.org or call toll free at 866-506-6223 no later than Jan. 22.

 

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.

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.

 

Jan. 28

Granville Health System — The board of trustees will conduct a meeting at 5 p.m. in the classroom.

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.

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.

City council — The Henderson City Council will hold a meeting in the Henderson City Council Chambers at 6 p.m., followed by a work session.

Chamber banquet — The Granville County Chamber of Commerce has scheduled its 71st annual membership banquet for today at 6:30 p.m., at the Vance-Granville Community College civic center on the main campus in Henderson. There will be a pre-event performance from bluegrass and gospel group, the Kudzu Ramblers. Dr. Holiday, “The Humorous Hypnotist,” will be the guest speaker and provide entertainment. Reservations are required.

Weigh-ins — Granville-Vance Weight Loss Challenge weigh-ins will be conducted, starting today, by the Granville County Health Dept. at South Granville Medical Center. This is day-one of a five-day event.

 

Jan. 29

Weigh-ins — Granville-Vance Weight Loss Challenge weigh-ins will continue today at South Granville Medical Center. They will be conducted by the Granville County Health Dept. This is Day Two of a five-day event.

 

Jan. 30

Granville Health System — The physician recruitment committee has scheduled a meeting for 6 p.m. in the board room.

Weigh-ins — Granville-Vance Weight Loss Challenge weigh-ins will continue today at South Granville Medical Center. They will be conducted by the Granville County Health Dept. This is Day Three of a five-day event.

 

Jan. 31

Weigh-ins — Granville-Vance Weight Loss Challenge weigh-ins will continue today at South Granville Medical Center. They will be conducted by the Granville County Health Dept. This is Day Four of a five-day event.

 

Feb. 1

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.

Weigh-ins — Granville-Vance Weight Loss Challenge weigh-ins will conclude today at South Granville Medical Center. They will be conducted by the Granville County Health Dept. This is Day Five of a five-day event.