Saturday, September 14, 2013

Sep. 13, 2013 @ 05:28 PM

  

TODAY

Cruise in — Tar River Cruizers’ monthly gathering, Lowe’s/Staples parking lot, 5:30-8:30 p.m.; old cars, oldies music, good food, door prizes, 50/50 tickets, fun and fellowship.

Tar River Festival — The 24th annual Tar River Festival 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in downtown Louisburg and Riverbend Park; free admission; open to the public; children’s inflatables, games, pony rides, live entertainment, crafts and food.

Farmers market — Vance County Farmers Market, located at the Henderson City Operations Center, 900 S. Beckford Drive, is open 8 a.m. to noon every Saturday; contact Wayne Rowland at (252) 438-8188 for more information and to register as a vendor.

Meet and greet — Cobble Stone Community annual meet and greet from 5 to 7 p.m.; 43 Stonebridge Lane; bring chairs; for more information contact Bernice Price at (252) 430-7052.

Hot sauce — Hot sauce contest 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in downtown Oxford; N.C. hot sauces, barbecue sauces, breweries, wineries, music, artisans and vendors; there will be a pepper eating contest sponsored by Bailey Farms; Minnie and Murphy, the “unofficial spokes dogs” for the Humane Society of Granville County will be at the society’s booth.

Rotor Head Rally — 95th Squadron Radio Control Model Airplane Club’s third annual Rotor Head Rally begins at 9 a.m. in the club’s field in Gaston; helicopter drag race, auto-rotation competition and obstacle course for pilots; raffle tickets $1 each or six for $5 for electric power Blade 130X helicopter; lunch and sodas available at the field; free entrance for spectators; for more information contact Frank Mintz, contest director, at (424) 577-9133.

Plant sale — The Granville Gardeners’ Fall Festival and Plant Sale is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the lawn of the Granville County Extension Office at 208 Wall Street in Oxford; proceeds will support community projects, an annual horticulture scholarship for a Granville County Student at N.C. State University and gardening programs and workshops offered at the Extension Office.

 

MONDAY

Knitting club — Perry Memorial Library, every other Monday, from 1-3 p.m.; knitting, crocheting and other crafts involving strings and yarn; free program, public welcome to work on their crafts or to come and learn.

Genealogical Society — The Vance County Genealogical Society 1881 inc meets at 6:30 p.m. in the North Carolina Room of the Perry Memorial Library; Velvet Satterwhite will present on the Winstead and Braswell families of Nash County.

Vance Charter — The Vance County Charter School Board of Directors meets at 7 p.m. in the media center at the school.

Board of Elections — The Vance County Board of Elections meets at 4 p.m. in the board of elections office in the Henry A. Dennis Building, 300 South Garnett Street, Henderson.

 

TUESDAY

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 6 p.m.; Stated Communication at 7 p.m.; all lodge members and visiting Master Masons may attend.

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.

Head Start workshop — Family engagement workshop offered by the Head Start Program of Franklin-Vance-Warren Opportunity, Inc. from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Head Start Family Resource Center, 155 West Andrews Ave.; open to licensed daycare providers; focus on building trust and forming relationships with families and providing opportunities for parents to engage with their child’s day care and education; a light meal is included; providers receive two hours of in-service training credit; contact Rachel E. Hedrick at (252) 492-8860 or Rachelhedrick@fvwopp.com to register.

Lunch and Learn — Granville County Chamber of Commerce September Lunch and Learn begins at noon at the south campus of Vance-Granville Community College; the topic is “constant contact,” Melanie Diehl will speak; attendees should bring lunch.

Golf Tournament — The Triangle North Healthcare Foundation’s second annual Golf Tournament 1 p.m. shotgun start at the Henderson Country Club; lunch is before at noon; four person captain’s choice event; cost is $150 per person; sponsorships are available; proceeds will benefit the Boys and Girls Clubs of North Central N.C. Healthy Lifestyle Program; for more information contact Val Short at (252) 430-8643 or visit tnhfoundation.org.

Kiwanis Club — The Kiwanis Club of Henderson meets at 6:30 p.m. at Golden Corral; new officers and directors for the year beginning Oct. 1 will be installed.

Cancellation — The Warren County Health Department Board of Health meeting has been canceled; the next meeting will be on Oct. 15 at 7 p.m.

Executive Board – The Henderson Optimist Club’s Executive Board meets 6 p.m. at Maria Parham Medical Center.

Black Leadership Caucus — The Henderson-Vance-Black Leadership Caucus will hold a forum for election candidates for the Henderson City Council at 6 p.m. at Elks Lodge, 326 West Rock Spring Street; the organization will meet after the forum to endorse candidates; meeting is open to Black Caucus members.

 

WEDNESDAY

Farmers market — Vance County Farmers Market, located at the Henderson Family YMCA, 380 Ruin Creek Road, is open 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m every Wednesday; contact Wayne Rowland at (252) 438-8188 for more information and to register as a vendor.

 

THURSDAY

Alive After Five — The second concert of the Granville County Chamber of Commerce’s 2013 Alive After Five series is from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Creedmoor; the Carolina Breakers will perform.

Human Relations Commission — meets at 7 p.m. in the City Council Chambers; contact Wanda Garrett at (919) 693-6125 or wanda@granville-chamber.com if you would like to volunteer at the event.

Caregiver conference — Seventh annual Alzheimer’s Caregiver Education Conference from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Vance-Granville Community College Civic Center; lunch will be served; for more information contact Melissa Catlett of Kerr-Tar Regional Council of Governments at (252) 436-2040 or Lisa Levine at Alzheimers North Carolina, Inc. at (800) 228-8738.

Womens Club — The Henderson Business and Professional Women’s Club meets at 6:30 p.m. in the conference room of Maria Parham Medical Center; new members and guests welcome; for more information call (252) 438-6732.

 

SEPT. 20

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.

Beacon Light — Beacon Light Lodge 249, 1204 W. Andrews Ave., fish plate sale, 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.; plates include fish, coleslaw, French fries, dinner roll; eat in or take out; for more information, contact Lamont Noel at (252) 432-0884 or James Fisher at (252) 915-9391.

Chess fundraiser — Rudy Abate, president of the N.C. Chess Association, will play chess for 24 consecutive hours against all comers beginning at 6 p.m. in the First United Methodist Church fellowship hall as a fundraiser for Michael Brown, who has a rare form of bone cancer; Abate is soliciting monetary sponsors in advance and during the event for each hour he plays; the public is welcome to attend and gain sponsorships for playing Abate; to play or sponsor, email mbfund@embarqmail.com or call Abate at (252) 738-0375 or (252) 226-4224.

 

SEPT. 21

Farmers market — Vance County Farmers Market, located at the Henderson City Operations Center, 900 S. Beckford Drive, is open 8 a.m. to noon every Saturday; contact Wayne Rowland at (252) 438-8188 for more information and to register as a vendor.

Duck Derby — the Duck Derby Festival, presented by Franklin-Granville-Vance Smart Start, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in downtown Henderson at Breckenridge and Garnett Street; tickets are $5 each, six for $25 or 25 for $100; for more information call (252) 433-9110, ext. 227.

 

SEPT. 22

City Council forum — A forum for City Council candidates will be held at 4:30 p.m. in the county commissioners’ room at the Vance County Administrative Building, 122 Young Street; forum will be broadcast live on WIZS-1450 AM and will be available for replay at wizs.com; doors open at 4 p.m.; candidates will meet voters before and after the event; forum will last around 90 minutes.

 

SEPT. 23

Knitting club — Perry Memorial Library, every other Monday, from 1-3 p.m.; knitting, crocheting and other crafts involving strings and yarn; free program, public welcome to work on their crafts or to come and learn.

City Council — The City Council will meet at 6 p.m. in the City Council Chambers.

 

SEPT. 24

Adult fellowship — An adult fellowship group meets every Tuesday, at 10 a.m., at the Salvation Army, 355 Alexander Ave., Henderson; breakfast served at 9 a.m. on the last Tuesday of the month; meeting is open to the public; for more information call (252) 438-7107.

Flu shot clinic — Henderson Family Medicine will have a flu shot clinic from 5 to 7 p.m.; to reserve a spot call (252) 492-3152; the next clinic is on Oct. 10.

Board of Health — The Granville-Vance District Health Department Board of Health meets at 7 p.m. at the Granville County Health Department; note, this meeting was originally scheduled for the beginning of October and the date has changed.

Installation Banquet — The Henderson Optimist Club will hold its annual Installation Banquet at 6 p.m. at the Henderson Country Club; installation of officers by Lt. Governor Jim Hart of Rocky Mount.

Housing committee — The Kerr-Tar Regional Housing Committee meets at 2 p.m. at Perry Memorial Library; meeting about providing housing resources and services to homeless and at-risk individuals and families; open to service providers, faith-based leaders, property owners and others who may be interested.

 

SEPT. 25

Farmers market — Vance County Farmers Market, located at the Henderson Family YMCA, 380 Ruin Creek Road, is open 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m every Wednesday; contact Wayne Rowland at (252) 438-8188 for more information and to register as a vendor.

 

SEPT. 26

Lion’s Club — The Henderson Lion’s Club meets at 6:30 p.m. at the Henderson Country Club; for more information, contact Darlynn Oxendine at (252) 438-8034.

Open House — Franklin-Vance-Warren Opportunity, Inc. open house and grand opening of the Warren Family Resource center from 2 to 6 p.m. at 518 West Ridgeway Street, Warrenton; open to the public; for more information call Jennifer Gregory at (252) 492-0161 ext. 8810.

 

SEPT. 27

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 Advisory Board — The Henderson-Vance E911 Advisory Board meets at 10 a.m. at the E911 Operations Center.

Beacon Light — Beacon Light Lodge 249, 1204 W. Andrews Ave., fish plate sale, 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.; plates include fish, coleslaw, French fries, dinner roll; eat in or take out; for more information, contact Lamont Noel at (252) 432-0884 or James Fisher at (252) 915-9391.

 

SEPT. 28

Ball and Banquet — “The Silver Elegance Ball and Banquet” at the Armory Civic Center; contact (252) 257-3111 for ticket information.

Farmers market — Vance County Farmers Market, located at the Henderson City Operations Center, 900 S. Beckford Drive, is open 8 a.m. to noon every Saturday; contact Wayne Rowland at (252) 438-8188 for more information and to register as a vendor.