Thursday, August 1, 2013

Jul. 31, 2013 @ 06:18 PM



Oxford Recreation, Parks and Beautification Committee — meet 8:30 a.m. in the Oxford Housing Authority Training Center, 602 Raleigh Street; agenda item is signs recognizing 2013 state champion J.F. Webb High boys basketball team.

Shrine Club cancellation — Henderson Shrine Club, first Thursday of month meeting, cancelled due to a joint meeting with the Oxford Shrine Club this month.

Farmers nomination period — Local farmers, ranchers nominations due by close of business for Vance-Warren County Farm Service Agency county committee seats; nomination form FSA-669A along with other information concerning the elections may be obtained at; all forms must be postmarked or dropped off at the Vance-Warren County U.S. Department of Agriculture Service Center.

Media center summer hours — All 15 local public schools in Vance County will be open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Bike rodeo — Henderson-Vance Safe Kids Coalition event, 2-4 p.m. at Henderson Family YMCA; information on brain injuries and trauma plus a skills, safety instruction rodeo course; helmets required for bicycle riders; more information from Henderson police Lt. Irvin Robinson at (252) 431-6061, Sgt. Angela Feingold at (252) 430-3153 and Sgt. Jessica west at (252) 431-6070.

ABC workshop — The Responsible Alcohol Seller/Server Program workshop, 10 a.m. to noon and 2 to 4 p.m., at Vance County ABC Board, 874 S. Beckford Drive, Henderson; to register, visit; first of two sessions.

Genealogical Society — Granville County Genealogical Society No. 1746 meets at 6:30 p.m. in Thornton Library, 210 Main Street, Oxford.

Open house — Newly renovated Joyner House, 601 N. Main St., Louisburg, adjacent to Louisburg College; circa 1915 house in historic district; tour, light refreshments; parking in college lot between Merritt Dorm and the house.



Weight loss group — TOWN (Take Off Weight Now), non-profit weight loss group, meets at Aycock Recreation Center at 11:30 a.m.

Reading program — Library Summer Reading Program Finale, 3 p.m., at Perry Memorial Library; the library hosts the outstanding performing act Flow Circus.

American Legion — American Legion Post No. 60, meets regularly first Friday each month; 6:30 p.m. in the Legion Hut; all members requested to attend.

Farm service agency program — Deadline to enroll in the 2013 Direct and Counter-Cyclical Payment Program through the Vance-Warren County Farm Service Agency, 853 S. Beckford Drive, Suite B, Henderson; visit the office or call (252) 438-3134, ext. 2; or online for more information.

Fish plates — Beacon Light Lodge 249, 1204 W. Andrews Ave., hosts fish plate sale; 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.; plates include fish, coleslaw, French fries, dinner roll; eat in or take out; for more information, contact Lamont Nowell at (252) 432-0884 or James Fisher at (252) 915-9391.

Henderson-Vance Downtown Development Commission — “Roll out the red carpet” welcoming Bedazzlers Fashion Clothing and Accessories for Men and Women on South Garnet Street; 5-7 p.m.



Music jam/open mic — Every first Saturday, hosted by Franklin County Arts Council Student Arts Council; at Common Grounds Coffee House in Bunn; all are welcome with instruments and voices; open mic available for poets and spoken word artists as well; for more information, contact Linda Wade at (919) 496-6719 or email

Vance farmers market — Vance County Farmers Market, located at City Operations Center, 900 S. Beckford Drive, open every Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon; for more information and to register as a vendor, contact Wayne Rowland at (252) 438-8188.

Warren farmers market — Warren County Farmers Market, located in BB&T parking lot on corner of East Macon and Bragg streets in Warrenton, open 8 a.m. to noon.

Henderson Institute — TRIAD chapter meets at the Henderson Institute Museum at 11 a.m.; new members and friends welcome.

Granville County Museum — “Tobacco and railroads: an interdependence” begins at 1 p.m.; (919) 693-9706 for more information



Senior trip — Warren County Senior Center trip to N.C. Museum of History; 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; call (252) 257-3111 for more information.

Knitting club — Perry Memorial Library, every other Monday, from 1-3 p.m.; knitting, crocheting and other crafts involving strings and yarn; free program, public welcome to work on their crafts or to come and learn.

Henderson Planning Board — Henderson Planning Board meeting, 3:30 p.m., City Council Chambers.

Granville board of education — Granville County Board of Education meeting, resumes regular meetings today, 6 p.m.; 101 Delacroix St. in Oxford.

Warren commissioners — Board of Commissioners public hearing and regular monthly meeting, 5:45 p.m., Armory Civic Center.



Henderson Zoning Board of Adjustment — Regular meeting, 3:30 p.m., City Council Chambers.

Cooking classes — At Warren County Memorial Library, 119 S. Front St., Warrenton; 6-8 p.m.; call (919) 707-5245 for more information.



Farmers referendum – N.C. Small Grain Growers Association assessment referendum voting at all county extension offices statewide; voting is being held in offices in Henderson, Oxford and Warrenton.


AUG. 8

Alive After Five — 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Creedmoor; Carolina Breakers perform; second concert of Granville County Chamber of Commerce’s 2013 Alive After Five series will take place from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Henderson-Vance Park & Recreations Commission — Regular meeting, noon, Aycock Recreation Center.

Kerr Lake Nursing and Rehabilitation Center — 6 p.m. ice cream social and open house tour of new therapy gym.


AUG. 9

Weight loss group — TOWN (Take Off Weight Now), a non-profit weight loss group, Aycock Recreation Center, 11:30 a.m.

Makerspace Open House — hosted by Perry Memorial Library, 1-4 p.m.; makerspace is a creative workspace where people can come together to share equipment, resources, and knowledge; area will focus on various arts and crafts, including sewing, jewelry making, painting, digital photography, and other artistic endeavors; tours, information exchange and guidelines are available; reservations can be made.

Water aerobics — Registration for the Vance County Senior Center Water Aerobics and Exercise Program, 2:30 p.m.; classes at Henderson Family YMCA; age 60 and over eligible; $60 due at registration, balance of $120 due by Dec. 1; classes start Aug. 27; more information from senior center at (252) 430-0257.

Beacon Light Lodge 249 — Beacon Light Lodge 249, 1204 W. Andrews Ave., fish plate sale, 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.; plates include fish, coleslaw, French fries, dinner roll; eat in or take out; for more information, contact Lamont Nowell at (252) 432-0884 or James Fisher at (252) 915-9391.


AUG. 10

Cruise in — Tar River Cruizers’ monthly gathering, Lowe’s/Staples parking lot, 5:30-8:30 p.m.; old cars, oldies music, good food, door prizes, 50/50 tickets, fun and fellowship.

Lake Gaston — 50th year celebration; swim, float, paddle, walk, or wave across Lake Gaston; for details or registration


AUG. 12

Disabled American Veterans — Vance County Chapter 97 of the DAV, 6 p.m., at the Vance County Senior Center, 126 S. Garnett St., Henderson.

Knitting club — Perry Memorial Library, every other Monday, from 1-3 p.m.; knitting, crocheting and other crafts involving strings and yarn; free program, public welcome to work on their crafts or to come and learn.

Beacon Light Lodge — ritual training session, 7 p.m.; business dress; for more information contact secretary James Fisher at (252) 915-9391.

City Council — The City Council will meet at 6 p.m. in the City Council Chambers.

KLWR Advisory Board — the board will meet at 9:30 a.m. in the City Hall Large Conference Room


AUG. 13

Mental health plan — The Cardinal Innovations/Five County Community Operations Center’s Consumer and Family Advisory Committee meets on second Tuesday of every month, 6 p.m., at the Vance-Granville Community College Warren campus, 210 Ridgeway St., Bldg. 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.

Henderson Community Appearance Commission — meets at 3 p.m. in the City Council Chambers.

Warren Supply Drive — back to school supply drive deadline for Warren County students; contact Lori Parrott at (252) 257-1134.


AUG. 15

Renters’ Rights and Responsibilities Clinic– clinic held from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the at the H. Leslie Perry Memorial Library; will provide information about the rights and responsibilities of renters in North Carolina; free and open to the public, no registration is required.