Thursday, April 18, 2013

Apr. 17, 2013 @ 08:50 PM

 

Today

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.

Human resources — The Granville County Chamber of Commerce’s Human Resource Committee will meet at CertainTeed. Any human resource manager who might benefit from participation in a monthly program and networking opportunities with human resource peers should contact Wanda at the chamber. She can be reached at (919) 693-6125 or wanda@granville-chamber.com.

Social services — The Social Services Board will meet for its regularly scheduled meeting today, at 8 a.m., at the Vance County Dept. of Social Services, in the director’s office, 350 Ruin Creek Road, Henderson.

Business night out — One Franklinton will hold a Business Night Out at Do it Best Hardware, U.S. 1 and N.C. 56, Suite 5, Franklinton, today, from 6:30-8 p.m.

Litter sweep — The fifth annual Henderson-Vance Spring Litter Sweep Week continues today. Anyone interested in helping with clean-up should contact Terri Hedrick at (252) 492-2127, ext. 2100, or email at thedrick@vcs.k12.nc.us.

AARP — The Vance County AARP will conduct a meeting today, at 2 p.m., at the Vance County Senior Center, 126 S. Garnett St., Henderson.

 

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.

Zumba exercise class — Today, at 6 p.m., New Hope Elementary School is hosting a Zumba exercise class designed as a fundraiser for the Vance County Relay for Life campaign in the school’s multipurpose room. Adults and children are urged to attend. A $5 admission charge will be assessed for each person. Food from vendors and bottled water will be available for purchase on site.

Litter sweep — The fifth annual Henderson-Vance Spring Litter Sweep Week continues today. Anyone interested in helping with clean-up should contact Terri Hedrick at (252) 492-2127, ext. 2100, or email at thedrick@vcs.k12.nc.us.

Administrative Professional’s Day deadline — The Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce will conduct an Administrative Professional’s Day event at the Henderson Country Club on April 24, at noon. Dr. Stelfanie Williams, president of Vance-Granville Community College, will speak. Attendance is $18 per person. Reservations must be made no later than today by contacting Wanda at (919) 693-6125 or wanda@granville-chamber.com; or Tanya at tawheeler@granville-chamber.com or (919) 528-4994.

 

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.

Animal adoption — The Granville County Animal Shelter, 5650 Cornwall Road, Oxford, will conduct Adopt-A-Thon today, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Rabies vaccinations (good for 1 year) will be sold for $6. Microchips will be available from 2-4 p.m., courtesy of Dr. Bowden with Oxford Vet Hospital ($20 includes lifetime registration). All cats should be brought in carriers and all dogs should have on leashes. Smokin B’s BBQ will be serving food (barbecue sandwiches - $3; add chips and beverage - $6). Proceeds will be donated to the shelter. There will also be door prizes (drawings throughout the day). For more information, call the shelter at (919) 693-6749.

Pageant sign-up deadline — The Emrose Prince/Princess Pageant, for both boys and girls, will take place May 10, at 6 p.m., at Emrose Park in downtown Henderson. Today is the deadline to submit signed applications. Information packets are available at the children’s desk at Perry Memorial Library and the Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce, or by calling Dr. Alice Clark Sallins at (252) 767-4579.

Litter sweep/cemetery clean-up — The fifth annual Henderson-Vance Spring Litter Sweep Week concludes today. Also, organizers need assistance in raking leaves at Rock Bridge Cemetery, off Old Epsom Road at Skenes Avenue, just south of Henderson. Anyone interested in helping either task should contact Terri Hedrick at (252) 492-2127, ext. 2100, or email at thedrick@vcs.k12.nc.us.

 

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.

Afternoon with an Author — Margaret Brame Bennett, author of “Spiritual Thoughts from God,” will discuss her work as a poet and author at Afternoon with an Author today, at 2 p.m., at Perry Memorial Library, in the Farm Bureau Room.

Cherry Hill concert — Historic Cherry Hill, a preserved mid-19th Century plantation home, located on N.C. 58 in the Warren County community of Inez, will present its first concert of spring today at 3 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for students and children under 12 are free. Tickets will be available at the door. For more information, visitcherryhillconcerts.com.

 

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.

Board of education — The Granville County Board of Education will conduct a special called meeting today, at 6 p.m., to hear the proposed 2013-2014 budget. It will take place at the Granville County Board of Education Administrative Offices, 101 Delacroix St., Oxford.

 

Tuesday

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.

 

Wednesday

Bluegrass festival — The Willow Oak Bluegrass Festival will take place this year at Willow Oak Music Park, starting today and running through April 27. The outdoor amphitheater is located at 965 Blaylock Dairy Road in Roxboro. Ticket prices will vary each day (today - $25/person). Anyone wanting to purchase tickets, or acquire primitive camping or electrical hookups during their stay at the park, may search willowoakpark.com. Attendees are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket for the concerts.

 

April 25

Closing (for relocation) — The Oxford Employment Service Office (formerly the Employment Security Commission) is moving to 111 Hilltop Village, Oxford, beside Food Lion in the Hilltop Shopping Center. The current office will close to the public today, at 4 p.m. The new location will open April 29.

 

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.

Fundraiser — The Women’s Economic Equity Council of Franklin-Vance-Warren Opportunity, will host a “Bowling for Bras” event today, from 6-8 p.m., at Carolina Lanes, Henderson. Proceeds will be used to purchase undergarments for the WEE Boutique — which provides career coaching, job search assistance and professional interview attire for economically disadvantaged women entering (or returning to) the workforce. Registration is $15 for individuals and $50 for teams of four. For more information, or to pre-register, call Stephanie Bledsoe at (252) 431-1400.

Meet Me in the Street — The first of three events this year for Meet Me in the Street will take place today, from 5:30-8:30 p.m., in downtown Henderson on Embassy Square. The Konnection Band will perform.

Bluegrass festival — The Willow Oak Bluegrass Festival will take place this year at Willow Oak Music Park, will continue today, running through April 27. The outdoor amphitheater is located at 965 Blaylock Dairy Road in Roxboro. Ticket prices will vary each day (today - $30/person). Anyone wanting to purchase tickets, or acquire primitive camping or electrical hookups during their stay at the park, may search willowoakpark.com. Attendees are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket for the concerts.

 

April 27

Children’s program — Today, at 2:30 p.m., a free program with a ranger, “The Forest and the Trees,” will take place at Joseph S. J. Tanner Environmental Education Center, 5164 Buggs Island Road, Boydton, Va. Attendees will watch the original “Lorax” film (28 minutes), and then speak about trees and how people use them every day. Admission to the center and all park programs are free; the park will be open on Saturdays, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Springfest — Warrenton will conduct its sixth annual Springfest today, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., on the Historic Courthouse Square, 109 South Main St., Warrenton. Crafters, artisans, food vendors, a farmers market and live music will be just a few of the attractions featured. For more information, call (252) 257-1122, or email townadministrator@warrenton.nc.gov.

Bluegrass festival — The Willow Oak Bluegrass Festival will take place this year at Willow Oak Music Park, will conclude today. The outdoor amphitheater is located at 965 Blaylock Dairy Road in Roxboro. Ticket prices will vary each day (today - $30/person). Anyone wanting to purchase tickets, or acquire primitive camping or electrical hookups during their stay at the park, may search willowoakpark.com. Attendees are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket for the concerts.

 

April 28

Children’s program — Today, at 2:30 p.m., a free program with a ranger, “Who Needs a Seed?”, will take place at Joseph S. J. Tanner Environmental Education Center, 5164 Buggs Island Road, Boydton, Va. Attendees will learn why seeds are so important and how they work. They will also have the opportunity to make their very own Basil seed starter necklace to take home. Admission to the center and all park programs are free; the park will be open on Sundays, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

 

April 29

Board of trustees (rescheduled) — Originally slated for April 22, the Granville Health System Board of Trustees meeting will now take place today, at 5 p.m., in the classroom at Granville Medical Center, 1016 College St., Oxford.

Re-opening (after relocation) — The Oxford Employment Service Office (formerly the Employment Security Commission) has moved from its previous location. It will re-open today at 111 Hilltop Village, Oxford, beside Food Lion in the Hilltop Shopping Center.

 

April 30

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 at