Saturday, October 26, 2013

Oct. 25, 2013 @ 04:58 PM

TODAY

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.

Golf tournament — The third annual “Swing for the Arts” Gold Tournament begins at 8 a.m. at Kerr Lake Country Club; cost to play is $40 per person before Oct. 22 and $50 on the day of the event; sponsorships are $20, $50 or $100; all proceeds will benefit the art students and art club at Southern Vance High School; if you would like to be a sponsor or participate contact Glenn Garrison at (252) 430-6000.

Book sale — Friends of Perry Memorial Library book sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the City Operations Center on Beckford Drive.

Community Forum — Forum to discuss a proposed free K-8 Charter School in Warren County at 11 a.m. at the Warren County Library, 119 Front Street, Warrenton; free and open to the public, for more information call (919) 725-8468.

‘Big Sweep’ — Vance County “Big Sweep,” clean-up event from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at shelter 3 at at Satterwhite Point Park; clean-up of the water and shore areas at the park and presentation of prizes; for more information or to register, call the Vance County Cooperative Extension office at (252) 438-8188.

Medication disposal — Safe Kids Henderson-Vance Operation Medicine Drop from 8 a.m. to noon on Oct. 26 at the Henderson Family YMCA; dispose of any unwanted prescription drugs; free and anonymous; for more information about Operation Medicine Drop or Safe Kids N.C., visit ncsafekids.org.

Legislative roundtable — Vance County legislative roundtable for pastors and faith leaders from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at St. James Baptist Church, 3005 Oxford Road, Henderson; will cover voting changes, health care, Social Services, jobs, education, guns, public safety and more; RSVP and indicate faith organization to Karon Hardy at (919) 733-5878, or bryantla@ncleg.net, or to Jonathan Bullock at (919) 733-5824, or baskervillela@ncleg.net.

Meet the Artist — Meet the artist session with JoAnn Goldstein from 1 to 3 p.m. at Emrose Gallery, 233 South Garnett Street.

Historic Tour — Tour of historic Henderson and Townsville areas from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. beginning at Tabernacle United Methodist Church, Rock Spring Church Road, Townsville, with refreshments; tour will include be seven historic sites, including Pool Rock Plantation Manor and Ashland Plantation; tickets available by calling (252) 235-8728, by emailing historictourNC@aol.com and on the day of the tour at the church; there will be a book signing by David Reavis of his book “Upon These Steps.”

Cancer Event — Cancer event called “Preventing and Coping with Cancer” is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the family life center of South Henderson Pentecostal Holiness Church; there will be free cancer screenings, speakers, information tables and refreshments; sponsored by Maria Parham Medical Center and South Henderson Pentecostal Holiness Church.

Fright Night — Third annual Fright Night Rockin’ Halloween Street Dance from 4 to 8 p.m. in Historic Courthouse Square, 109 South Main Street, Warrenton with DJ Paul of Fame; refreshments and face painting available; register for “scary prizes”; bring a chair; ghost walk will begin at 8:30 p.m.

 

SUNDAY

Book sale — Friends of Perry Memorial Library book sale from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the City Operations Center on Beckford Drive; this is the last day of the sale.

 

MONDAY

Community Watch — The Ruin Creek community watch group meets at 7 p.m. at the West Hills Presbyterian Church.

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 meets at 6 p.m. in the City Council Chambers.

 

TUESDAY

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.

Healthcare forums — Cardinal Innovations Healthcare Solutions community forums from 5 to 7 p.m. on the second floor of the Franklin County Administrative Building, 113 Market Street, Louisburg; Cardinal staff will discuss the results of a client satisfaction survey.

 

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.

Wellness Expo — The Area Christians Together in Service of Vance County Wellness Expo is from 10:30 a.m. to noon at ACTS, 305 S. Chestnut Street; free health screenings and information on health issues; for more information, call ACTS at (252) 492-8231.

 

THURSDAY

Trick or Treat — Downtown Henderson Merchants trick or treat from 4 to 5:30 p.m.; for more information contact Pam Hester at (252) 430-5734.

Elks Lodge — Pride of Vance Elks Lodge no. 1263 second annual Children’s Festival from 5 to 8 p.m. at the lodge on Rockspring Street, Henderson; food, games, crafts, music, dancing and more; there will be prizes for the best costume; $1 raffle tickets for three DVD players; all children must be accompanied by an adult; entry fees are $2 for elementary school students, $4 for middle school students and $5 for adults.

 

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.

American Legion — The American Legion Post No. 60 meets at 6:30 p.m. in the Legion Hut; all members requested to attend.

Beacon Light — Beacon Light Lodge 249, 1204 W. Andrews Ave., fish plate sale, 4 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.

 

NOV. 2

Music jam/open mic — Franklin County Arts Council Student Arts Council music jam and open mic at Common Grounds Coffee House in Bun; open to the public; contact Linda Wade at (919) 496-6719 or email fcacsac@gmail.com for more 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.

 

NOV. 4

Planning Board — The Henderson Planning Board meets at 3:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers.

 

NOV. 5

Zoning Board — The Henderson Zoning Board of Adjustment meets at 3:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers.

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.

 

NOV. 6

Veterans Breakfast — “Serving Those Who Served Us” veterans breakfast and pinning ceremony at 9 a.m. at the Vance-Granville Community College Civic Center, 200 Community College Road, Henderson; presented by Amedisys Home Health & Hospice; open to all veterans and a guest and to surviving spouses of veterans; RSVP by Nov. 4 to (919) 494-3773.

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.

Weed Control Council — The Lake Gaston Weed Control Council meets at 7 p.m. at the Roanoke-Wildwood VFD on Lizard Creek Road.

 

NOV. 7

Family movie night — Gates open at 5:30 p.m. for free family movie night hosted by Vance Gang Awareness Partnership at the Raleigh Road Outdoor Theatre; showing “Freedom Writers”; prize giveaways and more; if raining, the event will be canceled; for more information contact V-GAP at (919) 728-0323.

Shrine Club — The Henderson Shrine Club meets at 6:30 p.m. at the Henderson Masonic Lodge No. 229, 401 Brodie Road; dinner will be served; meeting begins at 7:30 p.m.; event is open to members and visiting nobles.

Career Fair — Employ-A-Veteran Career Fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Vance-Granville Community College civic center; open to job seekers and employers; for more information contact Gary Blue at (252) 438-6120 or gary.blue@nccommerce.com.

 

NOV. 8

Weight loss group — TOWN (Take Off Weight Now), a non-profit weight loss group, meets at Aycock Recreation Center at 11:30 a.m.