Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Jan. 21, 2013 @ 11:20 PM

Today

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.

Genealogical society — The Vance County Genealogical Society 1881 will meet today at the Perry Memorial Library, Henderson. The meeting, usually held the third Monday night of the month, has been moved due to the Martin Luther King Holiday. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. and is open to the public.

 

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.

Community concert series — The Henderson Community Concert Association presents Violinist Ann Fontanella today, at 8 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.

 

Saturday

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.

Fundraiser — Barbecue plates will be sold for $7 each at The Country Lounge & Grill, 823 Youngsville Blvd. South, Wake Forest, today at 4 p.m. Attendees will also enjoy live music and a raffle. Plates will include barbecue, potatoes, slaw and bread. Proceeds will go to The Family Corner convenience store, 2020 Flat Rock Church Road, Louisburg, which was robbed on Jan. 1. Call (919) 422-0185 or 556-5600.

 

Monday

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.

Artist grant workshop — The 2014 Regional Artist Program Grant Workshop will take place at the Franklinton Library, 9 W. Mason St., Franklinton, today, from 3-4 p.m. The grant ($200-$,1500) is designed to support art projects that will advance the applicant’s career in demonstrable ways. Those wishing to attend should RSVP to the Franklin County Arts Council at (919) 853-7020 or ED@fcacarts.org.

 

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.

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. This month’s topic will be “Staying Fit in 2013: Exercising and Preventing Further Strokes.” There is no charge for this group. Contact Liz Karan at (252) 436-1604 if you have any questions or need any special accommodations.

 

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.

Graduation — The Kittrell Job Corps Center graduation will be held on today, from 2-3 p.m. in the center gym. Brenda Peace-Jenkins, Henderson councilwoman, will be the guest speaker. For additional information, contact Joan Robinson, business community liaison, at (252) 438-9106 or email robinson.joan@jobcorps.org.

 

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.