A benefit dinner and Chinese Auction will be held Dec. 20 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Sage Restaurant & Bar, 601 S. Bickett Blvd., Louisburg. The benefit is to raise money to bring Jeffrey Moreland's autism service dog home.
For more information, call Christina Moreland, (919) 842-9834, or email email@example.com.
A "Living Healthy" workshop will be held Jan. 7-Feb. 11 (one time a week) from 1:30 to 4 p.m. at the Louisburg Senior Center. There is no charge to participants. Information will be given on managing symptoms of chronic diseases such as diabetes, arthritis, heart disease, COPD, and other diseases; communicating effectively with your doctor and other healthcare professionals; lessening frustration; fighting fatigue, and more. To sign up, call (919)496-1131. Space is limited.
An Arthritis Exercise Class, designed to provide individuals with an enjoyable, safe exercise program, will be held every Tuesday and Thursday at 2 p.m. from Jan. 6 - Feb. 26 at the Louisburg Senior Center. The program may decrease depression, improve certain physical parameters, improve performance of daily activities, improve balance and coordination, and more. To register for this class or for more information, call (919) 496-1131.
A "Save Green by Driving Green" event will be held Thursday, Jan. 8, 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., at the Louisburg Cooperative Extension Annex, 103 S. Bickett Boulevard, Louisburg.
Information will be presented about alternative fuel, transportation technologies that can reduce harmful emissions, and eco driving. Adam Monroe, Novozymes Americas president, is the luncheon speaker, talking about the state of biofuels production and use.
RSVP is required for this event. Please RSVP by noon on Monday, Jan. 5, to: Ann Stroobant, regional planner, Kerr-Tar Regional Council of Governments, (252)436-2040X2004, firstname.lastname@example.org.
This event is free and will include lunch.
Louisburg Senior Center's monthly dance will be held on Friday, Dec. 19, from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. The featured band will be Willis Gupton and Band. Cost to be paid at the door. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call (919) 496-1131.
The Franklin County Family Safety program is slated to begin at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18, at the Cooperative Extension Center, 103 S. Bickett Blvd., Louisburg.
The event is an educational session on fire safety, food safety and Scam safety put on by the county sheriff's office, the county health department, Louisburg Fire Department and Cooperative Extension.
The meeting is open to the public but is especially targeted toward families who may need a helping hand.
Call 919-496-3344 to confirm your attendance.
Wake Forest Farmers Market, 405 S. Brooks St., is open each Saturday, 10 a.m. to noon. The Holiday Market continues this Saturday with crafts and gift items. For more information, call 919-671-9269 or visit www.wakeforestfarmersmarket.org.
If you're planning to catch up on your reading during the Christmas holiday, better plan ahead. The library will close on Wednesday, Dec. 24, and remain closed until Monday, Dec. 29.
The landfill will be closed on Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 24 and 25, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
The landfill will be open on Friday, Dec. 26.
Convenience centers will be open from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 24, and closed Thursday, Dec. 25.
Convenience centers will be open on Friday, Dec. 26.
All other county offices will be closed Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, Dec. 24 through Dec. 26.
The county's New Year's schedule calls for all county offices, including the landfill and convenience centers, to be closed on Thursday, Jan. 1.
The Franklin County Department of Social Services is seeking sponsors for Christmas who will purchase items for families, children and the elderly. If interested in sponsoring a needy child, family or elderly person, please contact Jamie Pearce, (919)496-5721. Names may also be chosen from the Angel Tree. The Angel Tree holds the wish list of 60 children in the custody of the Department of Social Services and is in the Louisburg Walmart.
The annual "Coats for Christmas" drive is underway. Drop off new or used coats for all ages at the Franklin County Farm Bureau office on Redwood Lane, the Youngsville Library or the Village Cleaners of Louisburg. The cleaners will clean the coats as needed and with the help of United Way of Franklin County and YABA, the coats will be given to Care 'n Share, Safe Space, YABA's Christmas campaign for kids and various churches and families in need. All sizes are needed.
For more info or to help volunteer, call coat drive coordinator Wayne Champion at (919) 496-2051.
Meals on Wheels
Volunteers are needed for Meals on Wheels routes in Louisburg, Franklinton, Centerville, Bunn, Pilot and Youngsville. Routes may take about 45 minutes to 1 1/2 hours once a week or every other week.
Call the Louisburg Senior Center, (919) 496-1131, or the Franklinton Senior Center, (919) 494-5611, to volunteer.