Sunday, March 3, 2013
Planning board — The City of Henderson Planning Board will meet in the Henderson City Council Chambers today at 3:30 p.m.
Closing — The Granville County Library System will be closing all of its branches today in order to conduct mandatory staff training. Regular operating hours will resume Tuesday for all branches. Customers needing to return books and materials today may still do so by using the outside book drops.
Board of education — The Granville County Board of Education will meet in regular session today, at 6 p.m., the Board of Education Administrative Offices, 101 Delacroix St., Oxford. Citizens interested in addressing the board may do so by signing up prior to the meeting. Each person will be limited to no more than five minutes; a maximum of 30 minutes will be allocated to this portion of the meeting.
Board of elections — The Vance County Board of Elections will meet today, at 4 p.m., at the Vance County Board of Elections office, located in the Henry A. Dennis Building, 300 S. Garnett St., Henderson.
Convention meeting — The Vance County Republican Party has scheduled its annual pre-State Republican Party Convention meeting for today, at 6:30 p.m., in the Commissioners Room on the second floor (accessible through the Young Street entrance) of the Old Vance County Courthouse.
Board of education — The Vance County Board of Education will conduct a personnel committee meeting today, at 8:30 a.m., in the Superintendent’s Conference Room.
Zoning board — The City of Henderson Zoning Board of Adjustments will meet in the Henderson City Council Chambers today at 3:30 p.m.
Alumni association — The Fayetteville State University Vance County Alumni Association will be holding a parent informational session today, at 6:30 p.m., in the board room at Perry Memorial Library in Henderson. All participants in the Annual Tot & Teen Pageant and any persons ages 4-19 interested in participating are encouraged to attend.
Business seminar — Alyssa Mako will conduct a free seminar, “ABC’s of Starting a Business,” today, from 1-3 p.m., in Room G133/134 on the south campus of Vance-Granville Community College. Topics will include: “What does it take to be an entrepreneur,” “Do I need a business plan” and “Where can I get money.” To sign up, email Brenda Fuller at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (252) 738-3240.
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.
Senior Democrats — The Warren County Senior Democrats will meet at the Senior Center in Warrenton today at 1 p.m. Information sheets concerning the procuring of photo IDs will be reviewed. Members who participated in the Thousands on Jones Street Rally will share their experience. All Democrats (of all ages) are welcome to attend.
Board of commissioners, education — A joint meeting between the Granville County Board of Commissioners and the Granville County Board of Education will take place today
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.
Talent show — The Granville Central High School Parent-Teacher Organization is sponsoring the “GCHS Got Talent” talent show today, starting at 7 p.m. Pizza, candy and beverages will be on sale. Admission is $5 per person.
Meal/silent auction — The seventh annual Soup-er Silent Auction to benefit Relay for Life will take place today, from 5:30-8 p.m., in the fellowship hall at Island Creek Baptist Church, 950 Stagecoach Road, Henderson. The public is invited to attend. In addition to the auction, this event will include a “Dine for a Donation” buffet style meal. All donations will be tax deductible.
Ribbon cutting — Tots-N-More Consignment Boutique, 216 Dabney Drive, Henderson, owned by Joyce doughty, will conduct a ribbon cutting today at 11 a.m. The business is a consignment store for those seeking to sell gently used clothes for children, maternity clothes, toys, etc.
Economic forum — The Sunrise Forum for the month of March will take place at the Granville County Economic Development office, 310 Williamsboro St. (beside City Hall), Oxford, today at 8 a.m. Bill Edwards with Granville County Economic Development will present an update.
Ribbon cutting — A ribbon cutting ceremony for the Oxford Housing Authority Maintenance Facility will take place at 600 Raleigh St., Oxford, today, from 4-5:30 p.m. Attendees will enjoy refreshments and a tour of the facility.
Shrine club event — The Henderson Shrine Club Steamfest will begin today. Doors will open at 6 p.m.; food (steamed shrimp and oysters with all the trimmings, plus beverages) will be served from 7-8 p.m. Tickets are available from any shrine club member. This is day one of a two-day event.
Stew sale — The Club No. 15 Prince Hall Mason Stew Sale will take place today, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., at Beacon Light Lodge No. 249, 1204 W. Andrews Ave., Henderson. Stew will be sold at $7 per quart. Call Lamont Nowell at (252) 432-0884 for tickets.
Shrine club event — The Henderson Shrine Club Steamfest will begin today. Doors will open at 6 p.m.; food (steamed shrimp and oysters with all the trimmings, plus beverages) will be served from 7-8 p.m. Tickets are available from any shrine club member. This is day two of a two-day event.
Vance County Democrats — The Vance County Democrats will hold a meeting of all of its precincts in the Vance County Commissioners meeting room today, from 10 a.m.-noon. There will be a joint opening; afterward, the precincts will break off into separate groups. Any and all registered Democrats are invited to attend.
DAV — The Vance County Chapter 97 of the DAV will meets on the second Monday of each month at 6 p.m. These meetings take place at the Vance County Senior Center, 126 S. Garnett St., Henderson. All members are encouraged to attend.
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.
Library board of trustees — The Perry Memorial Library Board of Trustees will conduct a meeting in the library board room today at 5 p.m.
City council — The Henderson City Council will conduct a regular meeting today, at 6 p.m., in the city council chambers.
Mental health plan — The Five County Community Operations Center’s Consumer and Family Advisory Committee meets monthly to assist in developing and revising the mental health plan that drives mental health, developmental disability and substance abuse services for the five county area. Consumers may attend these meetings on the second Tuesday of every month, beginning at 6 p.m., at the Vance-Granville Community College Warren campus, 210 Ridgeway St., Building 4, Room W432, Warrenton. Consumers can sign up to discuss issues from 6:15-6:30 p.m. For more information, call (252) 430-1330, ext. 3025 or 3050.
Appearance commission — The Henderson Community Appearance Commission will meet in the Henderson City Council Chambers today at 3 p.m.
Park and recreations — The Henderson-Vance Park & Recreations Commission will meet at Aycock Recreation Center today at noon.