Thursday, September 12, 2013

Sep. 11, 2013 @ 05:51 PM

   

TODAY

Park & Recreation — The Henderson-Vance Park & Recreation Commission meets at 12 p.m. at Aycock Recreation Center.

Breastfeeding support group — The Maria Parham Medical Center Breastfeeding Support Group will meet from 1:30-2:30 p.m. in the Center for Rehabilitation conference room in the Brodie-Waddill Building; group led by a lactation consultant from Maria Parham; free and open only to active breastfeeding mothers and their babies; for questions, contact Ginny or Jackie at 252-436-1414.

Chamber of Commerce — Vance County Chamber of Commerce “Meet Me in the Street,” with the Castaways; 5:30-8:30 p.m. in downtown Henderson.

Lion’s Club — The Henderson Lion’s Club meets at 6:30 p.m. at the Henderson Country Club; Barbara Beltran, Brighter Visions chair, will speak; for more information, contact Darlynn Oxendine at (252) 438-8034.

Social Services — The Board of Social Services meets at 11 a.m. for an executive session at the First Presbyterian Church, 22 Young Street; closed meeting, will discuss personnel matters.

Community watch — Cobblestone Community Watch meets at 7 p.m. at Raleigh Road Baptist Church; Leonard Hight will lead a discussion about identity theft and fraud; the meeting is open to the public.

Black Leadership Caucus — The Henderson-Vance Black Leadership Caucus meets at 7 p.m. at the Elks Lodge; open to members and those interested in becoming members.

 

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.

Fish plate sale — Beacon Light Lodge 249 and Goodwill Baxter Chapter 562 fish plate sale, noon to 7 p.m. at 1204 West Andrews Ave.; plates include fish, string beans, coleslaw and a dinner roll; plates are $7; for more information contact Lamont Noel at (252) 432-0884 or James Fisher at (252) 915-9391.

September Sunrise Forum — Meets in the Granville Health System cafeteria at 8 a.m. for breakfast and a tour of the hospital’s emergency department; for more information call (919) 693-6125 or email wanda@granville-chamber.com.

 

SATURDAY

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.

Tar River Festival — The 24th annual Tar River Festival 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in downtown Louisburg and Riverbend Park; free admission; open to the public; children’s inflatables, games, pony rides, live entertainment, crafts and food.

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

Meet and greet — Cobble Stone Community annual meet and greet from 5 to 7 p.m.; 43 Stonebridge Lane; bring chairs; for more information contact Bernice Price at (252) 430-7052.

Hot sauce — Hot sauce contest 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in downtown Oxford; N.C. hot sauces, barbecue sauces, breweries, wineries, music, artisans and vendors; there will be a pepper eating contest sponsored by Bailey Farms; Minnie and Murphy, the “unofficial spokes dogs” for the Humane Society of Granville County will be at the society’s booth.

Rotor Head Rally — 95th Squadron Radio Control Model Airplane Club’s third annual Rotor Head Rally begins at 9 a.m. in the club’s field in Gaston; helicopter drag race, auto-rotation competition and obstacle course for pilots; raffle tickets $1 each or six for $5 for electric power Blade 130X helicopter; lunch and sodas available at the field; free entrance for spectators; for more information contact Frank Mintz, contest director, at (424) 577-9133.

 

MONDAY

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.

Genealogical Society — The Vance County Genealogical Society 1881 inc meets at 6:30 p.m. in the North Carolina Room of the Perry Memorial Library; Velvet Satterwhite wil present on the Winstead and Braswell families of Nash County.

 

TUESDAY

Masonic lodge — The Henderson Masonic Lodge No. 229 meets on the third Tuesday of each month at the lodge, 401 Brodie Road, Henderson; meal is served 6 p.m.; Stated Communication at 7 p.m.; all lodge members and visiting Master Masons may attend.

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.

Head Start workshop — Family engagement workshop offered by the Head Start Program of Franklin-Vance-Warren Opportunity, Inc. from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Head Start Family Resource Center, 155 West Andrews Ave.; open to licensed daycare providers; focus on building trust and forming relationships with families and providing opportunities for parents to engage with their child’s day care and education; a light meal is included; providers receive two hours of in-service training credit; contact Rachel E. Hedrick at (252) 492-8860 or Rachelhedrick@fvwopp.com to register.

Lunch and Learn — Granville County Chamber of Commerce September Lunch and Learn begins at noon at the south campus of Vance-Granville Community College; the topic is “constant contact,” Melanie Diehl will speak; attendees should bring lunch.

 

WEDNESDAY

Farmers market — Vance County Farmers Market, located at the Henderson Family YMCA, 380 Ruin Creek Road, is open 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m every Wednesday; contact Wayne Rowland at (252) 438-8188 for more information and to register as a vendor.

 

SEPT. 19

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

Human Relations Commission — meets at 7 p.m. in the City Council Chambers; contact Wanda Garrett at (919) 693-6125 or wanda@granville-chamber.com if you would like to volunteer at the event.

Caregiver conference — Seventh annual Alzheimer’s Caregiver Education Conference from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Vance-Granville Community College Civic Center; lunch will be served; for more information contact Melissa Catlett of Kerr-Tar Regional Council of Governments at (252) 436-2040 or Lisa Levine at Alzheimers North Carolina, Inc. at (800) 228-8738.

 

SEPT. 20

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.

Beacon Light — 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 Noel at (252) 432-0884 or James Fisher at (252) 915-9391.

Chess fundraiser — Rudy Abate, president of the N.C. Chess Association, will play chess for 24 consecutive hours against all comers beginning at 6 p.m. in the First United Methodist Church fellowship hall as a fundraiser for Michael Brown, who has a rare form of bone cancer; Abate is soliciting monetary sponsors in advance and during the event for each hour he plays; the public is welcome to attend and gain sponsorships for playing Abate; to play or sponsor, email mbfund@embarqmail.com or call Abate at (252) 738-0375 or (252) 226-4224.

 

SEPT. 21

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

 

SEPT. 22

City Council forum — A forum for City Council candidates will be held at 4:30 p.m. in the county commissioners’ room at the Vance County Administrative Building, 122 Young Street; forum will be broadcast live on WIZS-1450 AM and will be available for replay at wizs.com; doors open at 4 p.m.; candidates will meet voters before and after the event; forum will last around 90 minutes.

 

SEPT. 23

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.

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

 

SEPT. 24

Adult fellowship — An adult fellowship group meets every Tuesday, at 10 a.m., at the Salvation Army, 355 Alexander Ave., Henderson; breakfast served at 9 a.m. on the last Tuesday of the month; meeting is open to the public; for more information call (252) 438-7107.

Flu shot clinic — Henderson Family Medicine will have a flu shot clinic from 5 to 7 p.m.; to reserve a spot call (252) 492-3152; the next clinic is on Oct. 10.

 

SEPT. 25

Farmers market — Vance County Farmers Market, located at the Henderson Family YMCA, 380 Ruin Creek Road, is open 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m every Wednesday; contact Wayne Rowland at (252) 438-8188 for more information and to register as a vendor.

 

SEPT. 26

Lion’s Club — The Henderson Lion’s Club meets at 6:30 p.m. at the Henderson Country Club; for more information, contact Darlynn Oxendine at (252) 438-8034.

Open House — Franklin-Vance-Warren Opportunity, Inc. open house and grand opening of the Warren Family Resource center from 2 to 6 p.m. at 518 West Ridgeway Street, Warrenton; open to the public; for more information call Jennifer Gregory at (252) 492-0161 ext. 8810.