Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014

Aug. 12, 2014 @ 05:47 PM

TODAY

Farmers Market — The Vance County Regional Farmers Market, located off Beckford Drive behind the Kidney Dialysis Center, is open every Wednesday and Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; for more information and to register as a vendor, contact Tracy Madigan at (252) 438-8188.

Garden seminar — The Vance/Warren County Master Gardeners will present a free program on planting and caring for lavender — by Kay Nutt, master gardener — at noon at the Vance County Regional Farmers Market classroom, 210 Southpark Drive.

 

THURSDAY

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.

Democratic Party ­— The Vance County Democratic Party will hold a meeting at 6 p.m. at Perry Memorial Library to discuss voter registration efforts, voter ID efforts, have a presentation about judges, and explanation of ballots and no more straight-ticket voting; all Democrats are invited and urged to attend; for more information, contact Rick Brand at (252) 432-0777.

“Godspell” — The Henderson Rec Players present “Godspell” at 8 p.m. Aug. 14 to Aug. 16 and at 2:30 p.m. Aug. 17 at Vance-Granville Community College’s Small Auditorium; tickets will be $10 at the door; call (252) 431-6091 with any questions.

 

FRIDAY

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

Vance Sr. High — The Vance Senior High Class of 1986 will sponsor a back-to-school donation drive from 8 p.m. to midnight at Mahogany’s Restaurant and Pub in Henderson; all donations will go toward ACTS of Henderson; for more information, contact Sheri Walters at (252) 425-3741.

“Godspell” — The Henderson Rec Players present “Godspell” at 8 p.m. Aug. 15 to Aug. 16 and at 2:30 p.m. Aug. 17 at Vance-Granville Community College’s Small Auditorium; tickets will be $10 at the door; call (252) 431-6091 with any questions.

Poetry Reading — There will be an open mic poetry reading at 7:30 p.m. at Town Boutique, 144 S. Main St., Warrenton; there will be food, discussion and music; the event is free and open to the public.

Lunch and Learn — Maria Parham Medical Center will host a free lunch and learn program entitled “Heart Attack Rick Factors, Signs and Symptoms” beginning at 11:30 a.m. with lunch in the hospital classroom; the presentation, given by Dr. Robert Harrison of Northern Carolina Cardiology, will begin at noon in the auditorium; RSVP to (252) 436-1401 by 2 p.m. Aug. 14.

 

SATURDAY

Henderson Institute — The Henderson Institute Class of 1964 meets at 1 p.m. at the Henderson Institute Museum on Rock Spring Street.

Farmers Market — The Vance County Regional Farmers Market, located off Beckford Drive behind the Kidney Dialysis Center, is open every Wednesday and Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; for more information and to register as a vendor, contact Tracy Madigan at (252) 438-8188.

Thornton Library — Raynah Adams will give a romantic vocal recital at 7:30 p.m. at Thornton Library; for more information, contact Mary Darden at (919) 693-1121.

“Godspell” — The Henderson Rec Players present “Godspell” at 8 p.m. Aug. 16 and at 2:30 p.m. Aug. 17 at Vance-Granville Community College’s Small Auditorium; tickets will be $10 at the door; call (252) 431-6091 with any questions.

Fish fry — The Educational Council of the Memorial Forest Inc. will sell fish dinner plates at Hecks Grove Community Center, U.S. 401, beginning at 11 a.m.; the cost is $7; the menu includes fish, hush puppies, French fries, cole slaw, cake, sodas, water, homemade pies and cakes.

 

SUNDAY

“Godspell” — The Henderson Rec Players present “Godspell” at 2:30 p.m. at Vance-Granville Community College’s Small Auditorium; tickets will be $10 at the door; call (252) 431-6091 with any questions.

 

MONDAY

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, public welcome to work on their crafts or to come and learn.

Genealogical Society — The Vance County Genealogical Society 1881 meets at 11:30 a.m. at Ribeye’s in Henderson; Hilma Smith will present a program on Sheriff William Henry Smith, the first sheriff in Vance County; the meeting is open to the public.

NARFE — The NARFE Chapter 2289 meets for breakfast at 9 a.m. at Crossroads Restaurant; plans for the chapter’s 20th anniversary celebration in October and the 2014 membership plan will be discussed; a representative from GEHA Insurance Program will present the program; the meeting is open to all federal employees in Vance, Warren, Franklin and Granville counties; for more information contact Linda Carter at (252) 257-4336.

 

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 at 6 p.m.; stated communication at 7 p.m.; open to lodge members and visiting Master Masons.

Community Watch — The West End Community Watch group meets at 6:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall of West End Baptist Church on Dabney Drive; the speaker will be Earl Hoke, postal inspector for the U.S. Postal Service; there will be a police report.

 

AUG. 20

Farmers Market — The Vance County Regional Farmers Market, located off Beckford Drive behind the Kidney Dialysis Center, is open every Wednesday and Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; for more information and to register as a vendor, contact Tracy Madigan at (252) 438-8188.

 

AUG. 21

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.

 

AUG. 22

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

 

AUG. 23

Farmers Market — The Vance County Regional Farmers Market, located off Beckford Drive behind the Kidney Dialysis Center, is open every Wednesday and Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; for more information and to register as a vendor, contact Tracy Madigan at (252) 438-8188.

Rabies vaccination clinic — Vance County Animal Control will hold a rabies vaccination clinic at Kittrell Volunteer Fire Department from 9 a.m. to noon; cost is $5 per dog or cat; have cats in carriers and dogs on leashes.

 

AUG. 25

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.

 

AUG. 26

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.

 

AUG. 27

Farmers Market — The Vance County Regional Farmers Market, located off Beckford Drive behind the Kidney Dialysis Center, is open every Wednesday and Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; for more information and to register as a vendor, contact Tracy Madigan at (252) 438-8188.