Thursday, June 12, 2014
Chess club — Henderson/Vance Chess Club meets at First United Methodist Church 6 to 9:30 p.m.; open to the public; for more information, call Rudy Abate at (252) 438-4459, daytime, or (252) 738-0375, evenings.
Breastfeeding Support Group — the Maria Parham Medical Center Breastfeeding Support Group meets from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the Center for Rehabilitation conference room in the Brodie-Waddill Building; group led by a lactation consultant from Maria Parham; free and open only to active breastfeeding mothers and their babies; for questions, call (252) 436-1414.
Weight loss group — TOWN ( Take Off Weight Now ), a nonprofit weight loss group, meets at 11:30 a.m. at Aycock Recreation Center.
Western Vance — Western Vance High School’s graduation ceremony will take place at 7 p.m. in front of the school.
Fish Fry — The North Carolina Youth Athletic Corporation fish fry is from 2 to 6 p.m. at The Church of the Holy Innocents, 210 N. Chestnut St.; plates are $6.50 each.
Northern Vance — Northern Vance High School’s graduation ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. on the school football field.
Southern Vance — Southern Vance High School’s graduation ceremony will take place at 8 a.m. in the school stadium.
Warren High — Warren County High School’s graduation ceremony will take place at 6 p.m. at Warren County Middle School.
Warren New Tech — Warren County New Tech High School’s graduation ceremony will take place at 9:30 a.m. in the Warren County High School Gym.
J.F. Webb — J.F. Webb High School’s graduation ceremony will take place at 7 p.m. on the school athletic field.
Thornton Library — Silvanus Slaughter will perform special arrangements of Civil War era songs at 1 and 3 p.m. at Thornton Library.
NARFE — Chapter 2289 of the National Association of Retired and Active Federal Employees meets at 9 a.m. at Crossroads Family Restaurant, 946 W. Andrews Ave.; Richard Pulsifer will present a program on consumer fraud, identity theft and mass marketing fraud; reservations are not required.
Genealogical Society — The Vance County Genealogical Society 1881 meets at 11:30 a.m. at Ribeye’s; Joanne Carpenter will present a program on the Jones family; the meeting is open to the public.
Masonic lodge — The Henderson Masonic Lodge No. 229 meets on the third Tuesday of each month at the lodge, 401 Brodie Road, Henderson; meal is served at 6 p.m.; stated communication at 7 p.m.; open to lodge members and visiting Master Masons.
Board of Health — The Granville-Vance District Board of Health meets at 7 p.m. at the Vance County Health Department, 115 Charles Rollins Road, Henderson.
Community Watch — The West End Community Watch group meets at 6:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall of West End Baptist Church; Frank Newell, wildlife conservationist and founder of the Eastern Bluebird Rescue Group, will be the featured speaker; there will be a police report.
Kiwanis Club — The Henderson Kiwanis Club meets at 6:30 p.m. at Golden Corral Restaurant in Henderson; Dr. Brian Creasman of Vance County Schools will speak; the meeting is open to all members and their guests.
John R. Hawkins — There will be a called meeting of the John R. Hawkins Alumni and Friends Executive Committee at 5:30 p.m. in the community room of the Warren County Memorial Library; the meeting will end no later than 6:45 p.m.
Social Services — The Vance County Board of Social Services meets at 8 a.m. at 350 Ruin Creek Road, Henderson.
Henderson Institute — The Henderson Institute Class of 1964 meets at 1 p.m. at the Henderson Institute Museum on Rock Spring Street.
Masonic Lodge — Beacon Light Masonic Lodge No. 249 meets at 7 p.m. at 1204 West Andrews Ave. for regular communication on the fourth Monday of every month; members should dress casual; for more information call (252) 915-9391.
Knitting club — The knitting club at Perry Memorial Library meets from 1-3 p.m. in the board room; knitting, crocheting and other crafts involving strings and yarn; free program; open to the public to work on crafts or to attend and learn.
Vance Charter — The Vance Charter School Board of Directors meets at 7 p.m. in the media center at the school.
NAACP — The Vance County NAACP regular monthly meeting is at 7 p.m. at the Gateway Community Center on Garnett Street; a youth session will meet from 6 to 6:45 p.m.
Therapy Center — Franklin Therapy Center will hold an open house from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at 1501 N. Bickett Blvd., Suite F, in Louisburg; the event will include light hors d’oeuvres, drinks and free five-minute massages; for more information, call (919) 497-8460.