Friday, June 14, 2013

Jun. 13, 2013 @ 06:34 PM

 

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.

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.

Sunrise Forum — The Sunrise Forum for June will be held in the Cobb Center at the Masonic Home For Children, 600 College St., Oxford, at 8 a.m. A light breakfast and beverages will be served. Chris Richardson and Kevin Otis will give a presentation on the facility.

Relay for Life — Vance County Relay for Life will officially kick off at 3 p.m.  The opening ceremony will take place at 7 p.m., with the Survivor Walk commencing at 7:15 p.m. The Luminaria Ceremony will begin at 9 p.m. and the closing ceremony will take place June 15 at 3 p.m. Contact Heidi Garland: call (252) 432-1813; email to heidilynn0227@gmail.com; or search relayforlife.org/vance for more information on all events.

Earth roast — The Granville County Cattlemen’s Beef Earth Roast will take place from 4-8 p.m. at the Granville County Livestock Arena, Cannady Mill Road, Oxford. The cost is $10 per plate. Call Phyllis Stark at (919) 693-7651 for more information.

Elderly abuse awareness — June 15 is recognized as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. In collaboration with the Vance County Department of Social Services and Kerr-Tar Regional Council of Governments, Spring Street Missionary Baptist Church, 511 Orange St., Henderson, will hold a special event today.

 

Saturday

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.

Horse and pony show — The Boydton Ruritan Club’s 53rd annual horse and pony show will take place at the Boydton Ballpark on Park Street. Registration is scheduled for 1:30 p.m., with classes to begin at 3 p.m. The fee is $4 for adults and $2 for children (12 and under). Class fees are $8 per (except for championship classes, which are $25). Coggins are required. The Boydton Fire Department will provide food and beverages. Call (434) 374-5242 or 738-0068 for more information. The rain date for this event is June 16.

Relay for Life (continued) — Vance County Relay for Life continues. The closing ceremony will take place at 3 p.m. Contact Heidi Garland: call (252) 432-1813; email to heidilynn0227@gmail.com; or search relayforlife.org/vance for more information on all events.

Central Children’s Home Day — At 10 a.m., a parade will commence in downtown Oxford to signal the start of Central Children’s Home Day. Activities will continue on the campus, 211 W. Antioch Drive, Oxford, at noon. Call (919) 693-7617 for more information.

Community dance — The Epsom Country Club will sponsor a community dance, 7:30-10:30 p.m., featuring the Cross Creek Band. All senior citizens welcome. For more information and directions, contact Curtis Strickland at (252) 492-6834.

Ridgeway Opry House — There will be a special guest appearance by Jamie Pridgens & Friends, as well as The Lange Sisters. 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.

 

Monday

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.

Sewing camp (first session) — Carol Montague will conduct week-long sewing camps at her home near Tar River Road and N.C. 15 south of Oxford, today- June 21, from 9-11:30 a.m. and 1-3:30 p.m daily. Children (8+ years of age) may participate even without prior sewing experience. Registration ($25 total fee) will be on a first-come, first serve basis. Call Montague at (919) 603-1921.

Nomination period begins — Through Aug. 1, local farmers and ranchers may now submit nominations for Vance-Warren County Farm Service Agency county committee seats. The nomination form, FSA-669A, along with other information concerning the elections may be obtained at fsa.usda.gov/elections. Forms must be postmarked or dropped off at the Vance-Warren County U.S. Department of Agriculture Service Center by the close of business Aug. 1.

Reception — Brian M. Alligood, Granville County manager, will be honored at a reception to be held in the meeting room at the Granville Expo and Convention Center, 4185 N.C. 15 South, Oxford, from 4-5:30 p.m.

Genealogical society — The Vance County Genealogical Society 1881, Inc. will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the North Carolina Research Room at Perry Memorial Library. The program will be “The Harris family from Britain to Turner Harris.” Everyone interested in genealogy is invited.

Cancellation — All remaining budget work sessions for the Henderson City Council have been cancelled.

Board of directors — The Vance Charter School Board of Directors will meet Monday, June 17th at 7:00 p.m. in the media center at the school.

 

Tuesday

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.

Granville-Vance District Health Department — The Granville-Vance District Health Department Board of Health will be meeting this month at the Granville County Health Dept., 101 Hunt Drive Oxford, at 7 p.m. This is a different location from the board’s regular meeting place.

Safe Kids Henderson — Vance Coalition and the bicycle unit at the Henderson Police Dept. will be sponsoring a bicycle rodeo safety course in parking lot of the Henderson Family YMCA, 380 Ruin Creek Road, Henderson, from 12:30-4 p.m. Coalition members are needed to assist with this event.

Community watch — The West End Community Watch will meet at 6:30 p.m. The speaker for the evening will be Pam Hester of the Downtown Development Center.

Ribbon cutting — A ribbon cutting will be conducted at the chamber office, 124 Hillsboro St., Oxford, for Jaymee’s Cleaning Service at 10 a.m.

Cancellation — All remaining budget work sessions for the Henderson City Council have been cancelled.

 

Thursday

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.

 

June 21

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.

Father/daughter event — Franklin-Vance-Warren Opportunity, Inc., and the Vance Family Resource Center invite fathers (and father figures) to a Daddy & Daughter Date Night. At this event, fathers will treat their daughters to an evening of dinner, dancing and fun from 6-8 p.m. This event is free, but reservations are required. Call Jennifer Gregory at (252) 431-1400 to do so or for more information.

Blood drive — An American Red Cross blood drive will take place from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., in the hospital classroom on the lower level of the John T. Church Building at Maria Parham Medical Center in Henderson. The hospital is encouraging donors to make appointments. However, walk-ins will be accepted during the hours of 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Call David at (252) 436-1402 or email him at David.Ruggles@LPNT.net to schedule an appointment time.

Ribbon cutting — A ribbon cutting will be conducted for Yancey Washington, Attorney At Law, 104 Court St., Oxford, at 10 a.m.

 

June 22

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.

 

June 24

Sewing camp (second session) — Carol Montague will conduct week-long sewing camps at her home near Tar River Road and N.C. 15 south of Oxford, today- June 28, from 9-11:30 a.m. and 1-3:30 p.m daily. Children (8+ years of age) may participate even without prior sewing experience. Registration ($25 total fee) will be on a first-come, first serve basis. Call Montague at (919) 603-1921.

 

June 25

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 27

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.

Veterans symposium — The civic center at Vance-Granville Community College’s main campus, 200 Community College Road, Henderson, will be the site for the Female Veterans Symposium 2013 “Care After Trauma” from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Veterans from Franklin, Vance, Warren and Granville counties are encouraged to attend this free event. All attendees should bring their DD-214, discharge papers and resumes to the event. Refreshments will be available throughout the day.

 

June 28

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.

Sign-up deadline — Today is the last day to reserve space in the Greater Franklin County Chamber of Commerce 2013-2014 Business Directory. Those joining the chamber will receive a 10 percent discount on their ads. Non-members will pay an additional 10 percent for each ad. Contact Becky K. Norrris for more information at (919) 538-0680 or beckygfcc@yahoo.com.