Small businesses can get an education at 2nd annual summit
HENDERSON — This year’s Small Business Summit is being held at the Vance-Granville Community College, main campus civic center Oct. 22, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
The focus this year is learning valuable insights on leadership, marketing and healthcare.
Guest speakers include Hilda Pinnix-Ragland, vice president of corporate public affaris for Duke Energy, Amy Wood Pasquini, marketing development director for Our State magazine, and Harry Ponder, president of Carolina Business Services.
For more information or to register, call Tanya Weary at 252-738-3240 or e-mail [email protected]
Learn to exercise from a chair at Novant Health
LOUISBURG — A free chair exercise class will be offered at the outpatient and admissions lobby of Novant Health Franklin Medical Center, 100 Hospital Drive, Louisburg, Oct. 26, 10 a.m.
The class, which will be ld by a registered physical therapist, is targeted towards individuals with a low activity level, and aims to improve daily energy levels in a safe way.
Fundraising mattress sale Nov.2
FRANKLINTON — The Franklinton High School band is holding a mattress sale Nov. 2, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the school, 910 Cedar Creek Road.
Name brand mattresses will be offered at a discount in an effort to raise funds for the purchase of new instruments. For more information e-mail [email protected]
Fall foliage tours at Joyner Park Oct. 28
WAKE FOREST — Area residents are invited to enjoy the vibrant reds, oranges and yellows of autumn while also learning about native trees during a fall foliage tour Oct. 28, at E. Carroll Joyner Park, 701 Harris Road.
Urban Forester Evan Keto will offer the free, one-hour tour at 10 a.m. and again at 2 p.m.
Parents and children of all ages are welcome and no registration is required. Anyone interested in participating is encouraged to meet at the information kiosk located adjacent to the Joyner Park parking lot.
For more information, contact the Wake Forest Parks and Recreation Department at 919-435-9560.
Free health clinic Nov. 2
WAKE FOREST — The third annual Touched by Hope free medical clinic will be Nov. 2, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at Hope Lutheran Church, 3525 Rogers Road.
The clinic includes medical, dental, optical, meal, clothing, and grooming services. Call 919-554-8109 for more information.
Small business lawyers answer questions
WAKE FOREST — The North Carolina Lawyers for Entrepreneurs Assistance Program is accepting appointments at Century Link, 1411 Capital Blvd., Oct. 22, 9 a.m.-noon for free consultations regarding small business concerns. To schedule an appointment call 252-738-3240 or email [email protected]
Night of Miracles tickets available now
FRANKLINTON — The Miracle League of Franklin County, a baseball league for youth with physical and mental disabilities, will host its fourth annual Night of Miracles Nov. 16, 5:40 p.m. at Franklinton High School.
The event is a combined auction and dinner, catered by Cookshack.
Tickets are $15 and are available now at firstcrushproductions.com/mlofc-auction.html. Children under 10 are free.
The Miracle League is also accepting donations for the charity auction.
Coat collections underway
FRANKLIN COUNTY — The annual United Way of Franklin County Coats for Christmas drive is now underway.
Interested residents can donate new or in good condition used coats at the Youngsville Library, Franklin County Farm Bureau Insurance office (Louisburg) or Wendell Cleaners (formally Village Cleaners), Louisburg.
The coats will be given to Safe Space, the Franklin County Senior Center, Care and Share, various churches and others in need.
More than 2,000 coats and sweaters have been donated to the Coats for Christmas drive in the past.
To volunteer or for more information call United Way board member Wayne Champion at 919-496-2051.
Date set for Franklin County Christmas Parade
LOUISBURG – The 2013 Franklin County Christmas Parade, sponsored by the Greater Franklin County Chamber of Commerce, is scheduled for Dec. 8, 3 p.m.
Applications are available at the Chamber office, 112 East Nash Street, Louisburg or call 919-496-3056, or email [email protected] for an application.
Businesses may sponsor commercial floats, prepared by the Chamber. Custom floats prepared by businesses are $45 to register.
Non-profits are free to enter.
Deadline for parade entries is Nov. 27.