Saturday, March 9, 2013

Mar. 08, 2013 @ 08:55 PM



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. Call Rick Brand at (252) 438-5363 for more information.

Cruise-in (relocation) — The 2013 Tar River Cruisers’ Cruise Ins will begin today, from 5:30-8 p.m. Due to the closing of Wimpy’s Grill, today’s meeting will take place in the parking lot of Lowes’/Staples. Attendees can look forward to old cars, oldies music, good food, door prizes, 50/50 tickets, lots of fun and good fellowship.

Jazz social — Henderson Institute Historical Museum will host a jazz social today, from 5-7 p.m. at the museum, 629 W. Rock Spring St., Henderson. The Just Friends Sextet will perform. A contribution of $15 is requested: proceeds will go to the museum’s “Raise the Roof Campaign.”  For more information, contact the museum at (252) 430-0616.

Community concert series — The Henderson Community Concert Association will present The Side Street Strutters today, at 8 p.m., in the Vance-Granville Community College civic center. Admission is by 2012-13 Season Tickets and there will be no tickets available at the door. However, tickets for the 2013-14 Series will be available.

Book sale — The “Friend’s Café will be open again during the next Friends of the Library book sale, taking place today, from 10 a.m-1 p.m., at Thornton Library in Oxford. Refreshments will be sold. Friends members may begin shopping at 10 a.m. (one hour before the general public may do so). However, anyone who wishes to become a member may pay the $5-per-year membership fee during the book sale.

Boot drive — The Friends of Vance County Jail Relay Team will be conducting a boot drive today, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., at the corner of Dabney Drive and Garnett Street.



Theater trip deadline — Zeta Phi Beta Sorority is sponsoring a trip to the Barn Theatre in Greensboro for “The Color Purple ... the Musical” on April 6 at 6 p.m. Today is the sign-up deadline. The cost, $68 per person, includes dinner, the show, gratuity and transportation. A bus will depart the parking lot of the Roses store on Norlina Road in Henderson at 3:30 p.m. To reserve a seat, contact: Celeste Brown at (252) 492-3530; Mildred Person at 456-4710; Betty Ramey at 492-0651; Naomi Allen at 586-4779; Katrina Tunstall at 213-0953; or Angela Pugh at 767-5343.



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.

Quilting club — The March meeting of Vance Quilts R Us will take place today, at 6 p.m., in the dining room of Vance County Senior Center, 126 S. Garnett St., Henderson. Members will be celebrating the Green – Attendees are encouraged to come out to view the Shamrock Quilt Blocks and to enter a drawing (25 cents per entry) to receive a bag of them. Everyone is welcome.

Genealogical society — The Vance County Genealogical Society will hold its monthly meeting today, at 6:30 p.m., in the North Carolina History Room at Perry Memorial Library. Larry Leach, society member will present a program on the Marrow/Burwell families. All members and interested persons are encouraged to attend.

Board of education — The Vance County Board of Education will meet today, at 7 p.m., in the Administrative Services Center Board Room, 1724 Graham Ave., Henderson.

Beekeepers club — The Kerr/ Tar Beekeepers Club will meet today, at 7 p.m., in the upstairs conference room at the Vance County Cooperative Extension Center, 305 Young St., Henderson. Anyone interested in beekeeping and becoming a member is encouraged to attend. For more information, contact Wayne Rowland at (252) 438-8188 or

Basic computer skills — Laura Peace will give a free presentation today, from 9 a.m.-noon, for small business owners concerning basic computer skills necessary to locate and store computer files. It will take place in Room 7100 of Bldg. 7 (the small business center) at Vance-Granville Community College, 200 Community College, Henderson. Those interested in attending may call (252) 738-3240 or email



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.



Ribbon cutting — The New U with Shortcake, a home-based weight-loss supplement provider owned by Clareese Moss, will conduct a ribbon cutting today, 11 a.m., in the lobby of the Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce.



Park and recreations — The Henderson-Vance Park & Recreations Commission will meet at Aycock Recreation Center today at noon.

Community watch — A meeting of the Cobble Stone Community Watch Association will take place at Greater Ransom Way of the Cross Temple Church, 90 S. Lake Lodge Road, today at 7 p.m.



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.


March 19

Masonic lodge — The Henderson Masonic Lodge No. 229 meets on the third Tuesday of the month at the lodge, 401 Brodie Road, in Henderson. A meal is served before each lodge meeting at 6 p.m., followed by the Stated Communication at 7 p.m. All lodge members and visiting Master Masons are invited to attend. The monthly meeting is conducted on the third Tuesday of each month.


March 22

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.