Thursday, February 21, 2013
Human relations — The Human Relations Commission will meet at the Henderson City Council Chambers today at 7 p.m.
Planning for class reunion — Members of the J.F. Webb High School Class of 1973 have organized a planning committee for their 40th class reunion. The committee will meet in the conference room at Richard H. Thornton Library in Oxford today at 6 p.m. All classmates are invited to attend.
Black History Month — The Vance County Senior Center is having a Black History Program today at 2 p.m. The program will include the Kerr-Vance Academy Show Choir; a play about The Underground Railroad; and an African attire-fashion show by seniors at the center.
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 at Maria Parham Medical Center. New members and guests are welcome. For reservations, call (252) 438-6732.
Community watch — The West Hills, West Creek, U.S. 158 Bypass Community Watch will conduct its monthly meeting today, at 6:30 p.m., in the classroom of the auditorium at Maria Parham Medical Center. The guest speaker will be Wendy Smith from the Vance County Health Department. All neighbors are encouraged to attend.
Crime prevention — The Vance County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council will meet today, at 8:30 a.m., at Aycock Rec Center, 307 Carey Chapel Road, Henderson. The Graduated Responses and Rewards Grid Development Committee will meet afterward.
Information sessions (rising ninth graders) — Information sessions regarding class registration for rising ninth graders, as well their parents, will take place at both Northern Vance and Southern Vance high schools (in their respective cafeterias and gymnasiums) today, starting at 6 p.m. Eaton-Johnson Middle School students should attend the session at Northern Vance while those at Henderson Middle School should travel to Southern Vance. Then at 6:30 p.m., a Curriculum Fair where teachers from all subject areas will discuss coursework for the upcoming school year, will begin.
Information sessions (grades 9-11) — Information sessions regarding class registration for students, as well their parents, will take place at both Northern Vance and Southern Vance high schools (in their respective cafeterias and gymnasiums) today, starting at 6:30 p.m. Then from 7-8 p.m., a Curriculum Fair where teachers from all subject areas will discuss coursework for the upcoming school year, will take place.
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.
Granville Little Theatre — Granville Little Theatre’s production of “Annie” continues today, at 7:30 p.m., at Oxford City Hall, in the auditorium. Search granvillelittletheater.com or email Geoff Tanthorey at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Black History event — The Vance County Arts Council will celebrate Black History today, at 6 p.m., at Emrose Gallery, 233 S. Garnett St., Henderson. Dr. David E. Alston, an author and a descendant of Harriet Tubman, will be in attendance. Musical groups will be on hand. Prizes will be given out for a Black History trivia contest.
Organ benefit program — A benefit program to provide a kidney to an anonymous recipient will take place today at Vance-Granville Community College, 200 Community College Road, Henderson, in the civic center. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. with the program commencing at 7 p.m. Several gospel groups will be appearing, including national recording artists Gerald Hinton and Coco McMillan. Tickets may be purchased for $10 in advance at Fogg’s Exxon in Henderson or by calling (252) 492-9930 or (252) 767-2218; or $12 at the door. Children under 13 may attend for only $5.
Free clothing — A free clothing give-away will take place today, from 7 a.m.-noon, at Harriett Baptist Church, 935 S. Carolina Ave., Henderson.
Black History Month — Thomas Parks will lead a discussion entitled “Poetic Voices of Jazz: A Tribute to Jazz Musicians” today at Warren County Memorial Library, 119 S. Front St., Warrenton. Call (252) 257-4990 for more information.
Improvisation/comedy/dinner — Tonight is Improv Night at Lakeland Theatre Company. Attendees will enjoy an evening of improvisation, comedy and dinner when the Curtain Call Cabaret is converted to a Comedy Dinner Club. Those considering attending should reserve seats, as seating is limited. Dinner begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 per person including dinner. Contact information is as follows: email — email@example.com; phone — (252) 586-3124; website — lakelandtheatrenc.org; and Facebook —facebook.com/LakelandTC.
American Legion — American Legion Auxiliary Unit No. 425 will host its annual fundraiser dance today, from 8 p.m.- until 1 a.m., at The American Legion Post No. 425, at 340 Weavers Chapel Road, Littleton. Willie “C” will be the DJ. Free set-ups will be offered A donation of $10 for entrance is requested.
Brunswick stew sale — Pick-up for the Henderson Civitan Club Brunswick stew sale is today, between 11 a.m.-2 p.m., in the parking lot of Henderson Wellness Center, 414 Dabney Drive, Henderson. Each quart is $7. Call Sylvia Spain at (252) 425-1862 or KaKeasha Richardson at (252) 430-8000 to place an order.
Granville Little Theatre — Granville Little Theatre’s production of “Annie” closes today, at 7:30 p.m., at Oxford City Hall, in the auditorium. Search granvillelittletheater.com or email Geoff Tanthorey at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Peer support group — The Family Issues Peer Support Group for Adults meets every Monday at Maria Parham Medical Center - Center for Rehab, 566 Ruin Creek Road, Henderson, from 6-7 p.m. This is a free, open support group to educate and help individuals who are dealing with family challenges by providing resource information and the opportunity for sharing in a supportive environment with peers. Participation in the group does not involve counseling. For more information, contact Hicks by email at: email@example.com.
City council — The Henderson City Council will conduct a meeting, followed by a work session, in the Henderson City Council Chambers today at 6 p.m.
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.
Rescheduled — Due to a scheduling conflict, the Granville Health System Board of Trustees meeting originally scheduled for Feb. 25 has been moved to today. The time (5 p.m.) and place (the Granville Medical Center classroom) remained unchanged.
Pancake supper –– A pancake supper will be served in the Kerr-Vance Academy cafeteria today, from 5:15-7 p.m. Tickets will be available from members of the Henderson Rotary Club (which is sponsoring this event) or at the door. Eat-in or take-out will be available for a $6 donation.
Stroke support group — The Maria Parham Medical Center Stroke Support Group meets the last Wednesday of every month from 3-4 p.m. in the Center for Rehab Conference Room of the Brodie Waddill Building at Maria Parham Medical Center. Janice Satterwhite, diabetes educator at the hospital, will speak on the topic of “Love Your Heart, Eat Smart.” Stroke survivors, families, friends and caregivers are invited to attend. There is no charge for this group. Contact Liz Karan at (252) 436-1604 if you have any questions or need any special accommodations.
Peer support group — The Family Issues Peer Support Group for Adults meets every second and fourth Thursday at Spiritual Connections Café, 221 S. Garnett St., Henderson, from 6-7 p.m. This is a free, open support group to educate and help individuals who are dealing with family challenges by providing resource information and the opportunity for sharing in a supportive environment with peers. Participation in the group does not involve counseling. For more information, contact Hicks by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
American Legion — The American Legion Post 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.
Scholarship application deadline — Today is the deadline for the submission of 2013 N.C. Division of Veterans Affairs competitive scholarship applications (for Class II and III). Applications must be in the director’s office; postmarked by the United States Postal Service, UPS or Federal Express; or delivered to the Raleigh office in person. Contact Sandra R. Grissom, Vance County veterans service officer, at (252) 438-4619 for more information.
Music jam/open mic — Franklin County Arts Council Student Arts Council will be hosting a music jam and open mic every first Saturday at Common Grounds Coffee House in Bunn. Everyone — experienced and novice, young and old — are invited to bring their instruments and voices. Open mic will be available for poets and spoken word artists as well. Contact Linda Wade at (919) 496-6719 or email email@example.com for more information.