Thursday, June 6, 2013

Jun. 05, 2013 @ 09:07 PM

 

Today

Henderson Shrine Club — The Henderson Shrine Club conducts its monthly meeting on the first Thursday of every month. However, this month it will be held at the Dick Yancey building on Industry Drive, next to HarperPrints, in Henderson. Social time begins at 5:45 p.m., with dinner starting at 6:30 p.m. The meeting commences at 7:30 p.m. All members and their ladies, as well as visiting nobles, are invited to attend.

Chess club — The Henderson/Vance Chess Club, affiliated with the U.S. Chess Federation, meets at First United Methodist Church each Thursday from 6-9:30 p.m. All are welcome, adults and youths, novice or experienced. For more information, call Rudy Abate at (252) 438-4459, daytime, or (252) 738-0375, evenings.

Senior Democrats — Today, at 1 p.m., the Warren County Senior Democrats will meet at the Warren County Senior Center, 435 W. Franklin St., Warrenton. Reports on the District Convention and what’s happening in Raleigh are on the agenda. The Senior Democrats meet at the center on the first Thursday of each month. All Democrats, of any age, are welcome to attend.

Genealogical society — Leonard Dean, a longtime member of the Granville County Genealogical Society, will speak on the topic of “Computers and Genealogy” during the society’s meeting today, at 6 p.m., in the large meeting room of Richard H. Thornton Library in Oxford. All meetings of the society are open to the public.

 

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.

American Legion — The American Legion Post No. 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.

Deadline — Today is the last day for area farmers and producers to sign up for the 2011 Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments Program. For more information, visit the Vance-Warren County Farm Service Agency office at 853 S. Beckford Dr., Suite B, Henderson; call (252) 438-3134, ext. 2; or visit fsa.usda.gov.

People’s Assembly Coalition — Today, at 3 p.m., the People’s Assembly Coalition Organizing Tour will take place at Spring Street Baptist Church, 511 Orange St., Henderson.

Guardian ad Litem program — Today, from 9-11 a.m., the Guardian ad Litem program will be accepting applications for volunteer court advocates for abused and neglected children at the Guardian ad Litem office, located in the Vance County Courthouse, Room M033. For additional information, call Wynona Thomas at (252) 430-5121.

NAACP — Leaders with the NAACP will gather at 3 p.m., at Spring Street Missionary Baptist Church, 511 Orange St., Henderson. The gathering is in protest to recent General Assembly actions.

 

Saturday

Cruise in — This month’s installment of Tar River Cruizers’ monthly Cruise Ins is scheduled for today. These events take place on the second Saturday of each month between March and October in the Lowes/Staples parking lot from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Attendees can look forward to old cars, oldies music, good food, door prizes, 50/50 tickets, lots of fun and good fellowship.

Warren County Farmers Market — The Warren County Farmers Market is open today, from 8 a.m.-noon, in the BB&T parking lot, at the corner of East Macon and Bragg streets, in Warrenton.

Lake Gaston Association —  The annual Lake Gaston Association membership meeting will take place today, at 9:30 a.m., at Lake Gaston Baptist Church, on VA 903 (across from Subway Restaurant). It will be open to both members and non-members. For more information, email info@lakegastonassoc.com; or call (252) 586-6577 or toll free (888) 586-6577.

Art exhibit — Adult students of Billy Farmer will exhibit their watercolor paintings at Leslie Martin’s Pottery Studio in downtown Franklinton today, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. This is day one of a two-day event.

Ridgeway Opry House — There will be a special guest appearance by Carolyn Bunn & The Gospel Singers. Also scheduled to perform are Freida Harlow, Ellen Lloyd, Joyce Hart, Alan and Betsy Reid, Johnny Pitchford, Julia Morton, Donnie Gillam, Matt Nelson, Evelena Norwood, Jimmy Bridges, Richard Minor and Jackie Turner. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the music begins at 7 p.m. Located at 852 U.S. 1 South, Norlina.

 

Sunday

Family reunion — The Woodlief Family Reunion will take place today at Peace’s Chapel Baptist Church, 4044 Fairport Road, Kittrell. A covered dish lunch will be served at 1 p.m. in the church fellowship hall. All descendants of Emmett and Lucinda Dean Woodlief are invited to attend. For more information, call (252) 492-8797 or 432-6445.

Art exhibit/meet and greet — Adult students of Billy Farmer will exhibit their watercolor paintings a Leslie Martin’s Pottery Studio in downtown Franklinton and be available for a meet and greet today, from 1-4 p.m. This is day two of a two-day event.

Bike ride fundraiser — Brewer Cycles’ annual bike ride will take place today. Anyone interested in participating may sign-up today by visiting Brewer Cycles to RSVP. Tickets are priced at $20 per. Sign-up will begin at 11 a.m. The ride will commence at 1:30 p.m. Bikers will return around 5 p.m., where a meal will be served. Door prizes will be given away. Donations will be accepted as well. Checks should be made out to: Duke Children’s Hospital & Health Center. The rain date for this event is June 16.

 

Monday

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.

Community watch — The White Oak Drive/Lakeview Drive Community Watch meeting for June will take place today, at 6:30 p.m., in the chapel at Flowers Funeral Home on Oxford Road in Henderson. Dave Ahner of Ahner Securities will speaker.

Fishing rodeo — Registration is now open for 4-H Fishing Rodeo I for children (ages 8-14), which will be held today, from 9 a.m.-noon. For $6, children will learn basic fishing skills and safety, and fish identification. Rods and bait will be provided. Come to 305 Young St., Henderson, to fill out enrollment forms and pay an additional $2 insurance fee prior to today.

Gardening for children — Registration takes place today for 4-H “Soils to Salads: How Does Your Garden Grow?” Classes for children (ages 8-11) will be taught June 11-13, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. For $10 (all three days), master gardeners will teach them about sowing seeds, soil and plants. Students will visit a farm, cook locally-grown food, and watch area farmers raise crops and animals. Visit the Vance County Cooperative Extension Center, 305 Young St., Henderson, to register. An additional $2 insurance fee is required.

Genealogical society — The Vance County Genealogical Society will conduct its monthly meeting today, at 6:30 p.m., in the North Carolina History Room at Perry Memorial Library. Patricia Steed will present a program concerning Joseph Renn (born: circa 1750; died: 1833). Members and guests are welcome to attend.

Summer camp — Applications for the Young Lions Summer Enrichment Camp at the Vance County Learning Center are currently being accepted for children throughout the Tri-County area. Beginning today and running through Aug. 16, camps will be conducted on a week-by-week basis, Monday-Friday, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. The registration fee is $75 per week. This fee is all inclusive (meals, snacks, a T-shirt, field trip expenses, craft materials). For families, members can register together at $50 per person. The learning center (pre-K to 16), located at 317 S. Garnett St., Henderson. Call (252) 438-6900 or 432-4117.

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

 

Tuesday

Mental health plan — The Cardinal Innovations/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., 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.

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.

 

June 13

Canning/freezing workshops — The Can It & Freeze It Workshops will be held June 18 and 25, from 6-8:15 p.m., at the Granville County Extension Center. The cost is $5 for both sessions and registration/payment is required no later than today. More information can be found at: go.ncsu.edu/cifi or call (919) 603-1350.

Chess club — The Henderson/Vance Chess Club, affiliated with the U.S. Chess Federation, meets at First United Methodist Church each Thursday from 6-9:30 p.m. All are welcome, adults and youths, novice or experienced. For more information, call Rudy Abate at (252) 438-4459, daytime, or (252) 738-0375, evenings.

Community watch — The Honorable District Court Judge Amanda E. Stevenson will speak during the Cobble Stone Community Watch meeting to be held at Raleigh Road Baptist Church today at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcomed to attend and bring friends. Refreshments will be served.

 

June 14

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.

Deadline — Today is the last day farmers and producers in Vance and Warren counties may sign up for the U.S. Department of Agriculture Conservation Reserve Program. For more information, visit the Vance-Warren County FSA Service Center, 853 S. Beckford Drive, Suite B, Henderson; calling (252) 438-3134, ext. 2; or search fsa.usda.gov.

Meal and More — “Granville Primary Care - A Focus on Patient-Centered Care for the Entire Family” will be the theme for the free Oxford Meal and More session June 18, from 6-7 p.m., in Meeting Room 133 on the south campus of Vance-Granville Community College, 1547 South Campus Drive, Creedmoor Dr. Christopher Sorrels will be the speaker for this event. Those interested in attending must reserve seats no later than today. They may do so by calling (919) 690-3447; visiting ghsHospital.org/sgmm; or sending an email to sgmealandmore@granvillemedical.com.

 

June 15

Warren County Farmers Market — The Warren County Farmers Market is open today, from 8 a.m.-noon, in the BB&T parking lot, at the corner of East Macon and Bragg streets, in Warrenton.

Hike/plantation tour — The Fishing Creek Hike & Cherry Hill Plantation Tour will take place today, from 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m., at Cherry Hill Plantation, Warrenton. The event will begin with a hike along Fishing Creek, followed by a tour of the plantation house. Attendees should bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on the lawn. Register online at secure.qgiv.com/for/trlc/event/20493/ or search tarriver.org/donate-support/events-outings/fishing-creek-cherry-hill/ for more information.

 

June 17

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.

 

June 18

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.

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.