Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Apr. 09, 2013 @ 08:43 PM

 

Today

Online vote — Southern Vance High School students enrolled in the school’s Advanced Digital Media class have submitted a video in the Fox50 Lip Dub Contest through the Fox50 television station in Raleigh. The entry is one of 17 finalists. Voting continues today through April 12. Local residents are encouraged to visit fox50.upickem.net/engine/welcome.aspx?contestid=82843, view the video and then cast their vote online.

Open house — The public is invited to attend an open house today, at 3 p.m., for the newly completed backup 911 center, 900 S. Beckford Drive, Henderson.

Bidding proposal deadline — The workforce development board of the Kerr-Tar Regional Council of Governments is now accepting proposals for providing employment and training services. Services would be available within the following counties: Caswell, Franklin, Granville, Person, Vance and Warren. The deadline to submit proposals is today at noon. Vincent Gilreath at (252) 436-2040 or vgilreath@kerrtarcog.org can receive proposals or add potential bidders to the mailing list. Alternately, proposals may be submitted to Kerr-Tar Regional Council of Governments WDB, P.O. Box 709, Henderson, N.C. 27536.

 

Thursday

Online vote — Southern Vance High School students enrolled in the school’s Advanced Digital Media class have submitted a video in the Fox50 Lip Dub Contest through the Fox50 television station in Raleigh. The entry is one of 17 finalists. Voting continues today through April 12. Local residents are encouraged to visit fox50.upickem.net/engine/welcome.aspx?contestid=82843, view the video and then cast their vote online.

Tax seminar — The Vance County Extension Center, 305 Young St., Henderson, will host a seminar today, at 6:30 p.m., entitled “Tax Incentives for Forest Landowners.” Dr. Mark Megalos of N.C. State University Extension Forestry will discuss the various tax benefits of forest land ownership, including potential savings on property taxes, income taxes and estate taxes. He will also provide updates on the latest developments in the tax code. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is requested but not required: call (252) 438-8188 or e-mail paul_mckenzie@ncsu.edu).

Granville Health System — A quality council meeting will take place today, at 6 p.m., in the board room at Granville Health System, 1010 College St., Oxford.

Stage production — The Southeastern Shakespeare Company is sponsoring a production of “Charlotte’s Web” It will be presented today at the Louisburg College auditorium. The play has been adapted for children from kindergarten- fifth grade. Elementary students from Vance, Franklin, Granville and Warren counties are encouraged to attend. Running time for the play is approximately 50 minutes. Performances are scheduled for 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. To make reservations for one’s class or for more information, call (252) 438-3738 or (252) 767-4588.

Park and recreations — The Henderson-Vance Park & Recreations Commission will meet at Aycock Recreation Center today at noon.

 

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.

Online vote — Southern Vance High School students enrolled in the school’s Advanced Digital Media class have submitted a video in the Fox50 Lip Dub Contest through the Fox50 television station in Raleigh. The entry is one of 17 finalists. Voting ends today through. Local residents are encouraged to visit fox50.upickem.net/engine/welcome.aspx?contestid=82843, view the video and then cast their vote online.

Sunrise Forum — The April 2013 Sunrise Forum Meeting will be held today, at 8 a.m., in the boardroom at the Granville County Chamber of Commerce, 124 Hillsboro St., Oxford. Lauren Rene with Families Living Violence Free will be the guest speaker. Rene will present information about National Child Abuse Prevention Month, which takes place in April.

NAACP banquet — The annual banquet for the Vance County Branch of the NAACP will take place today, at 6:30 p.m., in the civic center on the main campus at Vance-Granville Community College. Danny W. Wright, a certified public accountant, will be the keynote speaker.

 

Saturday

Children’s program — Today, at 2:30 p.m., a free water safety activity with a ranger will take place at Joseph S. J. Tanner Environmental Education Center, 5164 Buggs Island Road, Boydton, Va. Bobber the Water Safety Dog and his friends at Waterbowl Lake will teach attendees about water safety. Those who bring their own white T-shirt will have the opportunity to create their own one-of-a-kind Bobber T-shirt. Admission to the center and all park programs are free; the park will be open on Saturdays, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Pottery and glass festival — Cedar Creek Gallery’s 45th annual Spring Pottery and Glass Festival continues today, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., at 1150 Fleming Road, Creedmoor. Call (919) 528-1041 for more information. This is day four of a five-day event.

Community band concert — The Vance-Granville Community Band will perform its annual spring concert today, at 6 p.m., in the civic center on the college’s main campus. This will be the band’s first performance under its new conductor, Ivory Brock. The Vance-Granville Community Choir will take part in the concert. Admission is free. Call Brock at (252) 738-3222.

Car wash — Girl Scout Troop No. 372 in Vance County will conduct a fundraising car wash today, from 1:30-4:30 p.m., at Advance Auto Parts, 400 Prosperity Drive, Henderson. Donations are welcome. The troop is planning a trip to Hershey Park, located in Hershey, Pa., in June. While there, troop members will visit the theme park, Indian Echo Caverns (in nearby Hummelstown, Pa.) and the Amish country.

Litter sweep — The N.C. Dept. of Transporation’s “Spring Litter Sweep” begins today and runs through April 27. For more information, call (919) 693-8164 or 1-800-331-5864; or search nc.dot.gov/~littersweep.

Allen de Hart Concert Series — Neil Berg’s 101 Years of Broadway will be presented today as Louisburg College’s 55th Allen de Hart Concert Series finale. All concert events will take place in the Frances Boyette Dickson Auditorium in Louisburg College’s Seby B. Jones Performing Arts Center. Tickets are available by calling the college box office, located in the main lobby of center, at (919) 497-3300 or toll-free at 1-866-773-6354; or may be purchased at the door on the day of show. Box office hours are Monday-Friday, from 1-5 p.m., as well as one and a half hours before show time. Additional information and tickets are also available online at louisburg.edu. All performances will take place at 7:30 p.m., with doors opening at 7 p.m.

Parenting workshop — Vance Family Resource Center will host a parenting workshop (“Parenting Wisely”) today, from 9 a.m.-noon, at Franklin-Vance-Warren Opportunity, 155 W. Andrews Ave., Henderson. Topics will include age-appropriate discipline, parent-child communication techniques and sibling conflict resolution. Lunch and child care will be provided. Participants will also receive a $25 Wal-Mart gift card. The workshop is free; however, attendees are asked to register by calling Stephanie Bledsoe at (252) 431-1400.

Book sale — Thornton Library in Oxford will hold its monthly Friends of the Library books sale Saturday, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. The “Friend’s Café” will be open for the sale. Friends members can begin shopping at 10 a.m.; the general public will be allowed to shop, starting at 11 a.m. Non-members can purchase a yearly membership at the door for only $5.

CarFit program — Maria Parham Medical Center will be offering the CarFit program today, from 9 a.m.-noon, to drivers of at least 55 years of age. Trained professionals will be on hand at the oncology entrance of the hospital, leading attendees through a 12-point checklist with their vehicles. Appointments, lasting approximately 15 minutes, must be made through Kimberly Gouldin, occupational therapist at the hospital, by calling (252) 436-1622 or emailing Kimberly.Gouldin@LPNT.net.

Cruise in — This month’s installment of Tar River Cruizers’ monthly Cruise Ins is scheduled for today. These events take place on the second Saturday of each month between March and October in the Lowes/Staples parking lot from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Attendees can look forward to old cars, oldies music, good food, door prizes, 50/50 tickets, lots of fun and good fellowship.

 

Sunday

Pottery and glass festival — Cedar Creek Gallery’s 45th annual Spring Pottery and Glass Festival concludes today, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., at 1150 Fleming Road, Creedmoor. Call (919) 528-1041 for more information. This is day five of a five-day event.

Children’s program — Today, at 2:30 p.m., a free water quality program, “Who Polluted Kerr Lake?”, with a ranger will take place at Joseph S. J. Tanner Environmental Education Center, 5164 Buggs Island Road, Boydton, Va. Attendees will hear how the Roanoke River has changed over many years through exploration, how people use the water and what they put in it. This program requires audience participation. Admission to the center and all park programs are free; the park will be open on Saturdays, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

 

Monday

Granville Health System — A board of directors meeting will take place today, at 4:30 p.m., in the board room at Granville Health System, 1010 College St., Oxford. Afterward, the finance committee will meet at 5:30 p.m., also in the board room.

Business course (registration deadline) — A disaster preparedness course for businesses, entitled “Ready Business,” will take place April 17, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at 103 S. Bickett Blvd., Louisburg. Owners, managers and employees of small and medium-sized businesses may be interested in taking this class. To enroll, contact Franklin County Cooperative Extension at (919) 496-3344 no later than today at 10 a.m. The cost is $40.

Board meeting — A meeting of the KLRW Advisory Board will take place in the City Hall Large Conference Room today at 9:30 a.m.

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

 

Tuesday

Masonic lodge — The Henderson Masonic Lodge No. 229 meets on the third Tuesday of the month 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.

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.

Community watch — The Carey Chapel Community Watch will hold its next meeting  today, at 7 p.m., at Aycock Rec. Center. All area residents are encouraged to attend.

Community watch — The West End Community Watch group will meet today, at 6:30 p.m., at West End Baptist Church. The speaker will be John Barnes of the Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce. All are invited to attend.

 

April 17

Live simulcast — A live simulcast will take place today, from 8 a.m.-noon, between Express Employment Personnel and the civic center on the main campus of Vance-Granville Community College. For more information, call (919) 693-1730.

Parenting workshop — Vance Family Resource Center and Franklin-Vance-Warren Opportunity Head Start will host a parenting workshop today, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., at Franklin-Vance-Warren Opportunity, 155 W. Andrews Ave., Henderson. Topics will include creative discipline, the love languages of children and understanding a child’s personality. The workshop and lunch are free; however, attendees are asked to register by calling Stephanie Bledsoe at (252) 431-1400. Child care will be provided.

Estate planning workshop — The N.C. Cooperative Extension will sponsor a workshop, “The Gift of Love: Estate Planning 101,” today, from 1:30-3:30 p.m., at North Granville Senior Center, 118 U.S. 15 S., Stovall. Call (919) 603-1350 to RSVP.

Estate planning seminar — The public is invited to attend The Gift of Love: Estate Planning 101 today, from 1:30-3:30 p.m., at the North Granville Senior Center in Stovall, which is handicap accessible. Granville County Extension agent, Joan Reid, will explain the purpose of the documents and how to complete them. Each participant will receive information and a 5 Wishes document. Light refreshments will be served. The workshop is free, but one should register either by phone at (919) 603-1350 or visiting go.ncsu.edu/estate.

Jewelry, accessories sale — Volunteer services of Maria Parham Medical Center will be hosting its famous $5 jewelry and accessories sale today, from 7 a.m.-4 p.m., in the John T. Church Classroom. This is day one of a two-day sale.

 

April 18

Registration deadline — Maria Parham Medical Center will host a free Snacks & Facts program, “Keeping the Doctor Away: Beyond the Apple,” at the Warrenton Rural Volunteer Fire Department, starting with lunch at 11:30 a.m. This presentation, conducted by Patricia Smith, MD of Four County Primary Care, will focus on steps that one can take to maintain good health, such as keeping up with annual exams and immunizations. Attendees should arrive no earlier than 11:15 a.m. The presentation and lunch are free; however, attendees need to RSVP Jeannie at (252) 436-1401 no later than today, at 2 p.m., so that lunch arrangements can be made.

Jewelry, accessories sale — Volunteer services of Maria Parham Medical Center will be hosting its famous $5 jewelry and accessories sale today, from 7 a.m.-2 p.m., in the John T. Church Classroom. This is day two of a two-day sale.

 

April 19

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.

Children’s program — Today, at 2:30 p.m., a free water safety activity with a ranger will take place at Joseph S. J. Tanner Environmental Education Center, 5164 Buggs Island Road, Boydton, Va. Bobber the Water Safety Dog and his friends at Waterbowl Lake will teach attendees about water safety. Those who bring their own white T-shirt will have the opportunity to create their own one-of-a-kind Bobber T-shirt. Admission to the center and all park programs are free; the park will be open on Saturdays, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Registration deadline — Maria Parham Medical Center will begin its next series of childbirth classes April 29, at 6:30 p.m., at the hospital, in the John T. Church Classroom. Today is the deadline to register for the course: call (252) 436-1881 to do so. The registration fee is $50. For more information, Jackie Ross, RN, lactation consultant and Lamaze certified childbirth educator, can be reached at (252) 436-1414.

Radio fundraiser — The Warren County Free Clinic will be raising funds on today, from 2-8 p.m., on radio station WARR-1520 AM. Anyone interested in assisting the radio-thon can call (252) 257-1904 to join the volunteer list. This is day one of a three-day event.

 

April 20

Plant sale — The Oxford Rotary Club will hold its spring plant sale today, from 8 a.m.-noon, in the gazebo on Spring Street in Oxford. Call (919) 725-1489 for more information.

Children’s program — Today, at 2:30 p.m., a free water quality program, “Who Polluted Kerr Lake?”, with a ranger will take place at Joseph S. J. Tanner Environmental Education Center, 5164 Buggs Island Road, Boydton, Va. Attendees will hear how the Roanoke River has changed over many years through exploration, how people use the water and what they put in it. This program requires audience participation. Admission to the center and all park programs are free; the park will be open on Saturdays, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Field Day event — This year’s Field Day gathering Tar River land Conservancy supports will take place today, from 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m., on the Brittain Farm in Kittrell. This event will feature a catered lunch, live music, and a guided nature hike through a restored prairie and preserved native hardwood forests along Lynch Creek. To register, visit secure.qgiv.com/for/trlc/event/21487/; for more information, search tarriver.org/donate-support/events-outings/field-day-2013/.

Radio fundraiser — The Warren County Free Clinic will be raising funds on today, from 2-8 p.m., on radio station WARR-1520 AM. Anyone interested in assisting the radio-thon can call (252) 257-1904 to join the volunteer list. This is day two of a three-day event.

 

April 22

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.

Business After Hours/open house (RSVP deadline) — The Granville County Chamber of Commerce will conduct a Business After House and open house April 25, from 5:30-7 p.m., at Universal Healthcare/Oxford, 500 Prospect Ave., Oxford. This is an opportunity for local health professionals, business owners and community leaders to network. Heavy hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served. RSVP no later than today by contacting  Universal Healthcare at (919) 693-1531 or oxford_ad@choice-health.net; or the chamber at (919) 693-6125 or wanda@granville-chamber.com.

Radio fundraiser — The Warren County Free Clinic will be raising funds on today, from 2-8 p.m., on radio station WARR-1520 AM. Anyone interested in assisting the radio-thon can call (252) 257-1904 to join the volunteer list. This is day three of a three-day event.

 

April 23

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.

Celebration of volunteers — All volunteers (past or present) of Maria Parham Medical Center are invited to attend a celebration in their honor today, at 1 p.m., at the fac