There will be a Louisburg High School Class of 1974 meeting at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 9, at Johnny Bull’s Restaurant in Louisburg.
First Flag Service
The First Flag #852 Children of the Confederacy, Joseph J. Davis #537 UDC and Franklin Rifles #310 SCV are holding the 153rd Anniversary Flying of the First Flag ceremony at the Franklin County Courthouse in Louisburg on Sunday, March 16, at 2 p.m. It will also be the 24th Annual Flag Memorial Service and Wreath Laying Service. Special guests will be Popular Grays SCV #1700 and other UDC Chapters. The speaker will be the Rev. Harry Upchurch, SCV member. This event is open to the public.
The Youngsville Museum of History will host a Youngsville High School Reunion the first weekend in May. The event is open to alumni from all classes through 1978, when the high school closed for good.
On May 2, there will be a basketball game at the old Youngsville High School gym. Former basketball players (male and female) interested in playing on a team should contact Larry Lindsey at (919) 556-5263. If you are a former cheerleader and would like to do it again, contact Jackie Rogers at (919)556-2456.
On Saturday, May 3, all alumni and guests with tickets are invited to the Hill Ridge Farms Pavilion for a catered picnic beginning at 4 p.m. A DJ will entertain with a mix of music from “back in the day.”
The Youngsville Museum of History will be open on Saturday, May 3, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon for visitors to come and catch up on local history.
For more information, call Mary Buffaloe, (919) 556-2477, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Grand Opening for Clark Family Dentistry will be Wednesday, March 19 at 9 a.m.
The office is located at 680 U.S. 1, N Suite 500, in Youngsville — next to Med Access.
The Franklin County Democratic Party has scheduled the Franklin County: Louisburg Country East Precinct meeting for 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 11, at Terrell Lane Middle School, 101 Terrell Lane, Louisburg.
Volunteer Services of Maria Parham Medical Center, Henderson, will be hosting their special Jewelry and Accessories sale on Wednesday, March 12 (7 a.m. to 4 p.m.), and Thursday, March 13 (7 a.m. to 2 p.m.), in the John T. Church Classroom.
The SPCA of Franklin County is hosting one-hour informational training session and orientation to the world of community cats on March 8 at noon, 1614 US 1 Highway, Youngsville. Participants will come away with a manual, learn how to use a humane trap and learn about basic community cat behavior.
If you have already applied to our Trap-Neuter-Return voucher program and plan to attend this session, this will complete your requirements for qualification. If you would like to apply, just download a brochure and application from the website: www.spcafc.org/services/spay-neuter-details. Call (919) 556-0954 for information and directions.
March arts events
The Franklin County Arts Council Writers Guild is issuing a call to writers of poetry, fiction and creative non-fiction for submissions to be considered in the 2015 issue of County Lines: A Literary Journal. They are also calling for black and white art and photography for the book interior and color art for the cover.
A cash prize of $25 will be awarded to the artist whose work is chosen for the book cover. The current issue of County Lines: A Literary Journal is available for purchase at the FCAC headquarters in Leslie Martin Pottery Studio in downtown Franklinton and online from Amazon.com.
To obtain a copy of the writers and artists guidelines, email your request to: CountyLinesLiteraryJournal@gmail.com. Deadline for submission is Sept. 15.
In addition, the Arts Council is planning a weekly writing workshop entitled “Journaling for the Soul.”
Participants will be guided with free-writing exercises and prompts using all of their senses to journal as an exercise to better writing, a way to purge negative feelings, record important life events, or simply make observations. It will be facilitated by Donna Campbell Smith, published author and freelance writer.
The workshop starts Friday, March 7, at Leslie Martin’s Pottery Studio and Franklin County Arts Council headquarters on 22 S. Main Street, Franklinton, and runs from 10:30 a.m. until noon each Friday.
Pre-register by mailing checks before March 1 to P.O. Box 758, Louisburg, NC 27549 or take payment by the FCAC Franklinton office at 22 Main St.
Adult art lessons and another project of the Arts Council and feature lessons with local artist and teacher, Billy Farmer. Classes will be Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. at Leslie Martin’s Pottery Studio, Franklinton, and Tuesday afternoons at 1:30 p.m. at Common Grounds Coffee House in Bunn.
You can register on email@example.com or pay in person. For more information, contact Farmer at (919) 436-3386. Supplies will be provided for your first class and at that class students will be given a list of art supplies they will need to bring for the other sessions.
A Pork ‘N Chicken Barbecue event will be held at the Bunn Rural Fire Department, Main Street, Bunn, on Saturday, March 8, from 11 a.m. - until, eat-in or take-out. Take-out plates will also be available from 11 a.m. - until at Louisburg Motors (formerly D&J).
In addition, there will be a raffle. First prize is a gas grill; 2nd prize, 2000 watt portable generator; and 3rd prize, 5x7 utility trailer.
We the People
We the People-Franklin Co Patriots’ next meeting will be Thursday March 6, at 6 p.m. for dinner and socializing; main meeting starts at 7 p.m. at Johnny Bull’s Steakhouse, 32 Golden Leaf Dr., Louisburg. Guest speaker will be Joe Lynch, candidate for sheriff.
For more information, contact the facilitators: Roger Lytle, (919) 269-6384, or Dee Sams, (919) 868-0431.
A groundbreaking ceremony for the new Castalia Community Park will be March 13 at 2 p.m. on Main Street (Highway 58), Castalia. In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held at the town hall.
The Youngsville Area Business Association (YABA) Business Expo will be held Thursday, March 20, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the National Guard Armory, 142 Youngsville Boulevard, Youngsville. Early spaces are available thru Feb. 20. To find out more about the Expo, go to the website: www.yabaonline.com.
Anyone who would like to be a sponsor of the YABA Business Expo or who is interested in becoming a YABA member, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (919) 556-4026.
“Living Healthy” is a workshop that will help you take control of your ongoing health condition rather than letting it control you! If you or a loved one has diabetes, arthritis, heart disease, COPD, fibromyalgia, or any other chronic disease, “Living Healthy” is for you.
By attending this free workshop one time per week for 6 weeks, you will learn how to: manage symptoms, communicate effectively with your doctor and other health care professionals, lessen your frustration, fight fatigue, build your confidence and make daily tasks easier.
The class will be held once a week for six weeks, through March 12, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Franklinton Senior Center. There is no cost. To register, contact Christy at 919-494-5611.