Saturday, June 8, 2013

Jun. 07, 2013 @ 08:27 PM

 

Today

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.

Warren County Farmers Market — The Warren County Farmers Market is open today, from 8 a.m.-noon, in the BB&T parking lot, at the corner of East Macon and Bragg streets, in Warrenton.

Lake Gaston Association —  The annual Lake Gaston Association membership meeting will take place today, at 9:30 a.m., at Lake Gaston Baptist Church, on VA 903 (across from Subway Restaurant). It will be open to both members and non-members. For more information, email info@lakegastonassoc.com; or call (252) 586-6577 or toll free (888) 586-6577.

Art exhibit — Adult students of Billy Farmer will exhibit their watercolor paintings at Leslie Martin’s Pottery Studio in downtown Franklinton today, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. This is day one of a two-day event.

Ridgeway Opry House — There will be a special guest appearance by Carolyn Bunn & The Gospel Singers. Also scheduled to perform are Freida Harlow, Ellen Lloyd, Joyce Hart, Alan and Betsy Reid, Johnny Pitchford, Julia Morton, Donnie Gillam, Matt Nelson, Evelena Norwood, Jimmy Bridges, Richard Minor and Jackie Turner. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the music begins at 7 p.m. Located at 852 U.S. 1 South, Norlina.

Stovall’s Fun Day — Stovall’s Fun Day will take place on Main Street, from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Attendees can expect arts, music, yard sale items, food, a corn hole tournament and a coconut pie baking contest. Call (919) 691-2884 or 691-2888 for more information.

Recycling rally — The C.J. Iron and Metal’s Recycling Rally is scheduled from 9 a.m-1 p.m. at the Granville County Expo and Convention Center, 4185 N.C. 15 South, Oxford. Accepted items will include automotive and household batteries, appliances, junk cars, lawn and garden equipment, cardboard, plastics, aluminum cans, electronics, fluorescent bulbs, ammunition, medicine and fireworks.

 

Sunday

Family reunion — The Woodlief Family Reunion will take place today at Peace’s Chapel Baptist Church, 4044 Fairport Road, Kittrell. A covered dish lunch will be served at 1 p.m. in the church fellowship hall. All descendants of Emmett and Lucinda Dean Woodlief are invited to attend. For more information, call (252) 492-8797 or 432-6445.

Art exhibit/meet and greet — Adult students of Billy Farmer will exhibit their watercolor paintings a Leslie Martin’s Pottery Studio in downtown Franklinton and be available for a meet and greet today, from 1-4 p.m. This is day two of a two-day event.

Bike ride fundraiser — Brewer Cycles’ annual bike ride will take place today. Anyone interested in participating may sign-up today by visiting Brewer Cycles to RSVP. Tickets are priced at $20 per. Sign-up will begin at 11 a.m. The ride will commence at 1:30 p.m. Bikers will return around 5 p.m., where a meal will be served. Door prizes will be given away. Donations will be accepted as well. Checks should be made out to: Duke Children’s Hospital & Health Center. The rain date for this event is June 16.

 

Monday

DAV — The Vance County Chapter 97 of the DAV will meets on the second Monday of each month at 6 p.m. These meetings take place at the Vance County Senior Center, 126 S. Garnett St., Henderson. All members are encouraged to attend.

Community watch — The White Oak Drive/Lakeview Drive Community Watch meeting for June will take place today, at 6:30 p.m., in the chapel at Flowers Funeral Home on Oxford Road in Henderson. Dave Ahner of Ahner Securities will speaker.

Fishing rodeo — Registration is now open for 4-H Fishing Rodeo I for children (ages 8-14), which will be held today, from 9 a.m.-noon. For $6, children will learn basic fishing skills and safety, and fish identification. Rods and bait will be provided. Come to 305 Young St., Henderson, to fill out enrollment forms and pay an additional $2 insurance fee prior to today.

Gardening for children — Registration takes place today for 4-H “Soils to Salads: How Does Your Garden Grow?” Classes for children (ages 8-11) will be taught June 11-13, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. For $10 (all three days), master gardeners will teach them about sowing seeds, soil and plants. Students will visit a farm, cook locally-grown food, and watch area farmers raise crops and animals. Visit the Vance County Cooperative Extension Center, 305 Young St., Henderson, to register. An additional $2 insurance fee is required.

Genealogical society — The Vance County Genealogical Society will conduct its monthly meeting today, at 6:30 p.m., in the North Carolina History Room at Perry Memorial Library. Patricia Steed will present a program concerning Joseph Renn (born: circa 1750; died: 1833). Members and guests are welcome to attend.

Summer camp — Applications for the Young Lions Summer Enrichment Camp at the Vance County Learning Center are currently being accepted for children throughout the Tri-County area. Beginning today and running through Aug. 16, camps will be conducted on a week-by-week basis, Monday-Friday, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. The registration fee is $75 per week. This fee is all inclusive (meals, snacks, a T-shirt, field trip expenses, craft materials). For families, members can register together at $50 per person. The learning center (pre-K to 16), located at 317 S. Garnett St., Henderson. Call (252) 438-6900 or 432-4117.

Board of education — The Vance County Board of Education will meet at 7 p.m. in the board room at the Administrative Services Center, 1724 Graham Ave., Henderson. 

 

Tuesday

Mental health plan — The Cardinal Innovations/Five County Community Operations Center’s Consumer and Family Advisory Committee meets monthly to assist in developing and revising the mental health plan that drives mental health, developmental disability and substance abuse services for the five county area. Consumers may attend these meetings on the second Tuesday of every month, beginning at 6 p.m., at the Vance-Granville Community College Warren campus, 210 Ridgeway St., Bldg. 4, Room W432, Warrenton. Consumers can sign up to discuss issues from 6:15-6:30 p.m. For more information, call (252) 430-1330, ext. 3025 or 3050.

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.

Safe Kids Henderson — Vance Coalition will be sponsoring a free child passenger safety car seat clinic at Great Beginnings Christian Childcare, 905 Americal Road, Henderson, to help with the car seat check, from 3-6 p.m.

 

Thursday

Canning/freezing workshops — The Can It & Freeze It Workshops will be held June 18 and 25, from 6-8:15 p.m., at the Granville County Extension Center. The cost is $5 for both sessions and registration/payment is required no later than today. More information can be found at: go.ncsu.edu/cifi or call (919) 603-1350.

Chess club — The Henderson/Vance Chess Club, affiliated with the U.S. Chess Federation, meets at First United Methodist Church each Thursday from 6-9:30 p.m. All are welcome, adults and youths, novice or experienced. For more information, call Rudy Abate at (252) 438-4459, daytime, or (252) 738-0375, evenings.

Community watch — The Honorable District Court Judge Amanda E. Stevenson will speak during the Cobble Stone Community Watch meeting to be held at Raleigh Road Baptist Church today at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcomed to attend and bring friends. Refreshments will be served.

 

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.

Deadline — Today is the last day farmers and producers in Vance and Warren counties may sign up for the U.S. Department of Agriculture Conservation Reserve Program. For more information, visit the Vance-Warren County FSA Service Center, 853 S. Beckford Drive, Suite B, Henderson; calling (252) 438-3134, ext. 2; or search fsa.usda.gov.

Meal and More — “Granville Primary Care - A Focus on Patient-Centered Care for the Entire Family” will be the theme for the free Oxford Meal and More session June 18, from 6-7 p.m., in Meeting Room 133 on the south campus of Vance-Granville Community College, 1547 South Campus Drive, Creedmoor Dr. Christopher Sorrels will be the speaker for this event. Those interested in attending must reserve seats no later than today. They may do so by calling (919) 690-3447; visiting ghsHospital.org/sgmm; or sending an email to sgmealandmore@granvillemedical.com.

Sunrise Forum — The Sunrise Forum for June will be held in the Cobb Center at the Masonic Home For Children, 600 College St., Oxford, at 8 a.m. A light breakfast and beverages will be served. Chris Richardson and Kevin Otis will give a presentation on the facility.

 

June 15

Warren County Farmers Market — The Warren County Farmers Market is open today, from 8 a.m.-noon, in the BB&T parking lot, at the corner of East Macon and Bragg streets, in Warrenton.

Hike/plantation tour — The Fishing Creek Hike & Cherry Hill Plantation Tour will take place today, from 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m., at Cherry Hill Plantation, Warrenton. The event will begin with a hike along Fishing Creek, followed by a tour of the plantation house. Attendees should bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on the lawn. Register online at secure.qgiv.com/for/trlc/event/20493/ or search tarriver.org/donate-support/events-outings/fishing-creek-cherry-hill/ for more information.

 

June 17

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.

 

June 18

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.

Granville-Vance District Health Department — The Granville-Vance District Health Department Board of Health will be meeting this month at the Granville County Health Dept., 101 Hunt Drive Oxford, at 7 p.m. This is a different location from the board’s regular meeting place.

Safe Kids Henderson — Vance Coalition and the bicycle unit at the Henderson Police Dept. will be sponsoring a bicycle rodeo safety course in parking lot of the Henderson Family YMCA, 380 Ruin Creek Road, Henderson, from 12:30-4 p.m. Coalition members are needed to assist with this event.

 

June 20

Chess club — The Henderson/Vance Chess Club, affiliated with the U.S. Chess Federation, meets at First United Methodist Church each Thursday from 6-9:30 p.m. All are welcome, adults and youths, novice or experienced. For more information, call Rudy Abate at (252) 438-4459, daytime, or (252) 738-0375, evenings.

 

June 21

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.

Father/daughter event — Franklin-Vance-Warren Opportunity, Inc., and the Vance Family Resource Center invite fathers (and father figures) to a Daddy & Daughter Date Night. At this event, fathers will treat their daughters to an evening of dinner, dancing and fun from 6-8 p.m. This event is free, but reservations are required. Call Jennifer Gregory at (252) 431-1400 to do so or for more information.