Saturday, April 20, 2013

Apr. 19, 2013 @ 09:30 PM

 

Today

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.

Stage production — The Granville Little Theatre will present the classic drama, “Our Town,” by Thornton Wilder, through Sunday, in the auditorium at Oxford City Hall, 300 Williamsboro St. Today’s performance starts at 7:30 p.m. Seating is general admission. Tickets ($10 - adults; $8 - seniors 65+ and students; $5 - children under 6) are available at the door beginning 45 minutes prior to the start of the show. This will be the third of four showings.

 

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.

Stage production — The Granville Little Theatre will conclude its presentation of the classic drama, “Our Town,” by Thornton Wilder, in the auditorium at Oxford City Hall, 300 Williamsboro St. Today’s performance starts at 2:30 p.m. Seating is general admission. Tickets ($10 - adults; $8 - seniors 65+ and students; $5 - children under 6) are available at the door beginning 45 minutes prior to the start of the show. This will be the last of four showings.

 

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.

 

Thursday

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.

 

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.

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 attend. For more information, call (252) 438-7107.

Copyright seminar — A free seminar on copyrights, trademarks and patents, “Basics of Copyrights, Trademarks & Patents,” will be offered through the small business center at Vance-Granville Community College on today, from 6-8 p.m, at the Franklin County Campus on N.C. 56 near Louisburg. An attorney from the North Carolina Lawyers for Entrepreneurs Assistance Program will lead the discussion. Call the center at (252) 738-3240 for more information or to reserve a seat.

 

May 2

Henderson Shrine Club — The Henderson Shrine Club conducts its monthly meeting on the first Thursday of every month at the Henderson Masonic Lodge No. 229, 401 Brodie Road, in Henderson. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. The meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. All members and visiting nobles are invited to attend.

 

May 3

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 regularly on the first Friday of the month, at 6:30 p.m., in the Legion Hut. All members are requested to attend.

Earth roast — The Stem Ruritan Club’s Earth Roast will take place today. The day before, 1,200 lbs. of beef will be placed in the ground to cook. Meat will be served on the day of the event from 4:30 p.m.-8 p.m. (or until). The Ruritan club is located on Old N.C.75 in Stem.