Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Apr. 15, 2013 @ 07:12 PM

 

Today

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.

Community watch — The Carey Chapel Community Watch will hold its next meeting today, at 7 p.m., at Aycock Rec. Center. All area residents are encouraged to attend.

Community watch — The West End Community Watch group will meet today, at 6:30 p.m., at West End Baptist Church. The speaker will be John Barnes of the Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce. All are invited to attend.

Extension and Community Association — The Vance County Extension and Community Association monthly meeting will take place today at 4 p.m. Attendees are asked to meet on the track at the YMCA, 380 Ruin Creek Road, Henderson. For more information, call (252) 438-8188 or Lois Williams, president, at (252) 438-6008.

Board of elections — The Vance County Board of Elections will meet today, at 4 p.m., in the Vance County Board of Elections office, located in the Henry A. Dennis Building, 300 S. Garnett St., Henderson.

Business After Hours — The Franklin County Farm Bureau, along with the Greater Franklin County Chamber of Commerce, will host a Business After Hours event today, from 5:30-7 p.m. For more information or to RSVP, call (919) 496-2051.

Wednesday

Live simulcast — A live simulcast will take place today, from 8 a.m.-noon, between Express Employment Personnel and the civic center on the main campus of Vance-Granville Community College. For more information, call (919) 693-1730.

Parenting workshop — Vance Family Resource Center and Franklin-Vance-Warren Opportunity Head Start will host a parenting workshop today, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., at Franklin-Vance-Warren Opportunity, 155 W. Andrews Ave., Henderson. Topics will include creative discipline, the love languages of children and understanding a child’s personality. The workshop and lunch are free; however, attendees are asked to register by calling Stephanie Bledsoe at (252) 431-1400. Child care will be provided.

Estate planning workshop — The N.C. Cooperative Extension will sponsor a workshop, “The Gift of Love: Estate Planning 101,” today, from 1:30-3:30 p.m., at North Granville Senior Center, 118 U.S. 15 S., Stovall. Call (919) 603-1350 to RSVP.

Estate planning seminar — The public is invited to attend The Gift of Love: Estate Planning 101 today, from 1:30-3:30 p.m., at the North Granville Senior Center in Stovall, which is handicap accessible. Granville County Extension agent, Joan Reid, will explain the purpose of the documents and how to complete them. Each participant will receive information and a 5 Wishes document. Light refreshments will be served. The workshop is free, but one should register either by phone at (919) 603-1350 or visiting go.ncsu.edu/estate.

Jewelry, accessories sale — Volunteer services of Maria Parham Medical Center will be hosting its famous $5 jewelry and accessories sale today, from 7 a.m.-4 p.m., in the John T. Church Classroom. This is day one of a two-day sale.

Reading program — A parent and child reading program will take place today, from 1-3 p.m., in the children’s library at Perry Memorial Library in Henderson. The mayor of Henderson, Pete O’Geary, will come out to read. On the patio, attendees will be served ice cream. The library and Franklin-Granville-Vance Smart Start organized this event in recognition of the Week of the Young Child.

 

Thursday

Registration deadline — Maria Parham Medical Center will host a free Snacks & Facts program, “Keeping the Doctor Away: Beyond the Apple,” at the Warrenton Rural Volunteer Fire Department, starting with lunch at 11:30 a.m. This presentation, conducted by Patricia Smith, MD of Four County Primary Care, will focus on steps that one can take to maintain good health, such as keeping up with annual exams and immunizations. Attendees should arrive no earlier than 11:15 a.m. The presentation and lunch are free; however, attendees need to RSVP Jeannie at (252) 436-1401 no later than today, at 2 p.m., so that lunch arrangements can be made.

Jewelry, accessories sale — Volunteer services of Maria Parham Medical Center will be hosting its famous $5 jewelry and accessories sale today, from 7 a.m.-2 p.m., in the John T. Church Classroom. This is day two of a two-day sale.

Community watch — Kittrell Community Watch will meet today, at 7 p.m., at the Kittrell Community House (across the street from the fire station). The guest speaker will be Tony Mills, a special agent with North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement. Mills will discuss security issues of interest to the community, including home invasion. There will be door prizes and light refreshments will be served. Everyone interested in neighborhood security is welcome, especially newcomers.

Time-Out Thursday — Franklin-Granville-Vance Smart Start will conduct its Time-Out Thursday fundraising event at Chick-fil-A Restaurant in Henderson today, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Community figures will be “timed-out” and must each raise $250 before they will be released.

Women’s club — The Henderson Business and Professional Women’s Club will hold its regular monthly dinner meeting today, at 6:30 p.m., in the conference room of Maria Parham Medical Center. New members and guests are welcome. For reservations, call (252) 438-6732.

Crime prevention — The Vance County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council will meet today, starting at 8:30 a.m., at Aycock Recreation Center, 307 Carey Chapel Road, Henderson.

Community watch — The West Hills, West Creek, 158 Bypass Community Watch will have its monthly meeting today, at 6:30 p.m., in the Maria Parham Medical Center auditorium. The guest speaker will Frank Frazier, assistant city manager for the City of Henderson. All neighbors are encouraged to attend.

 

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.

Children’s program — Today, at 10 a.m., a free activity with a ranger concerning Earth and Arbor Days will take place in the Forest Demonstration Area at the Joseph S. J. Tanner Environmental Education Center, 5164 Buggs Island Road, Boydton, Va. (next to the dam). Attendees will learn about the trees found at Kerr Lake, their importance, and how people and insects affect the forests. At the conclusion of the program, visitors will have the opportunity to explore the Tanner Center until noon.

Registration deadline — Maria Parham Medical Center will begin its next series of childbirth classes April 29, at 6:30 p.m., at the hospital, in the John T. Church Classroom. Today is the deadline to register for the course: call (252) 436-1881 to do so. The registration fee is $50. For more information, Jackie Ross, RN, lactation consultant and Lamaze certified childbirth educator, can be reached at (252) 436-1414.

Radio fundraiser — The Warren County Free Clinic will be raising funds on today, from 2-8 p.m., on radio station WARR-1520 AM. Anyone interested in assisting the radio-thon can call (252) 257-1904 to join the volunteer list. This is day one of a three-day event.

Blood drive — The ARC Mobile Unit (bus) will be used for today’s American Red Cross Blood Drive, which will be hosted by Maria Parham Medical Center. It will be parked in the back of the hospital at the Physician/Employee Entrance. Donors should bring a photo ID and drink plenty of water beforehand. Contact Lee Anne Peoples at (252) 436-1116 or email at Leeanne.Peoples@LPNT.net to make an appointment. Walk-ins may donate between 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Donors should be at least 17 years old (or 16, with their parents’ permission).

Golf tournament — The Happy Camper of Franklin County 4-person Superball Golf Tournament will take place today a Bull Creek Golf & Country Club in Louisburg. Tee time will be at noon. Registration (fee will include lunch, golf cart usage, practice balls and a goody bag) will be $75 per golfer or $300 per team. For more information, contact Karen Wilson at (919) 496-8103.

Saturday

Plant sale — The Oxford Rotary Club will hold its spring plant sale today, from 8 a.m.-noon, in the gazebo on Spring Street in Oxford. Call (919) 725-1489 for more information.

Children’s program — Today, at 2:30 p.m., a free water quality program, “Who Polluted Kerr Lake?”, with a ranger will take place at Joseph S. J. Tanner Environmental Education Center, 5164 Buggs Island Road, Boydton, Va. Attendees will hear how the Roanoke River has changed over many years through exploration, how people use the water and what they put in it. This program requires audience participation. Admission to the center and all park programs are free; the park will be open on Saturdays, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Field Day event — This year’s Field Day gathering Tar River land Conservancy supports will take place today, from 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m., on the Brittain Farm in Kittrell. This event will feature a catered lunch, live music, and a guided nature hike through a restored prairie and preserved native hardwood forests along Lynch Creek. To register, visit secure.qgiv.com/for/trlc/event/21487/; for more information, search tarriver.org/donate-support/events-outings/field-day-2013/.

Radio fundraiser — The Warren County Free Clinic will be raising funds on today, from 2-8 p.m., on radio station WARR-1520 AM. Anyone interested in assisting the radio-thon can call (252) 257-1904 to join the volunteer list. This is day two of a three-day event.

Community dance — The Epsom Country Club will sponsor a community dance, 7:30-10:30 p.m., featuring The Cross Creek Band. All senior citizens welcome. This will be the first dance of the year. For more information and directions, contact Curtis Strickland at (252) 492-6834.

Safety event — Safe Community Day will take place today, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., at the Walmart at 705 Retail Way in Louisburg. Several organizations and groups concerned with safety will be on hand. Children attending can expect an inflatable slide, icees, face painting and balloon animals.

Arts show — The Franklin County Arts Council will conduct an art show at Franklinton Spring Fling today, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., in front of Leslie Martin’s Pottery Studio. For more information, call the studio at (919) 494-1194.

Sunday

Children’s program — Today, at 2:30 p.m., a free program with a ranger, “Birds of Prey,” will take place at Joseph S. J. Tanner Environmental Education Center, 5164 Buggs Island Road, Boydton, Va. Attendees will learn about the Birds of Prey that populate Kerr Lake and the qualities that make them birds of prey, from superior eye sight to feet. After the program, attendees may journey outside and try to spot bald eagles and osprey that frequent the area. Admission to the center and all park programs are free; the park will be open on Sundays, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Monday

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.

Business After Hours/open house (RSVP deadline) — The Granville County Chamber of Commerce will conduct a Business After House and open house April 25, from 5:30-7 p.m., at Universal Healthcare/Oxford, 500 Prospect Ave., Oxford. This is an opportunity for local health professionals, business owners and community leaders to network. Heavy hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served. RSVP no later than today by contacting Universal Healthcare at (919) 693-1531 or oxford_ad@choice-health.net; or the chamber at (919) 693-6125 or wanda@granville-chamber.com.

Radio fundraiser — The Warren County Free Clinic will be raising funds on today, from 2-8 p.m., on radio station WARR-1520 AM. Anyone interested in assisting the radio-thon can call (252) 257-1904 to join the volunteer list. This is day three of a three-day event.

April 23

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.

Celebration of volunteers — All volunteers (past or present) of Maria Parham Medical Center are invited to attend a celebration in their honor today, at 1 p.m., at the facility. Call (252) 436-1564 for more information.

 

April 26

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.