The monthly dance at the Louisburg Senior Center will be held Friday, May 17, beginning at 7:30 p.m. The Southern Star Band will be providing the music. Small admission fee paid at the door.
Free ear scannings will be performed at the Louisburg Senior Center on Tuesday, May 28, from 10 a.m. - noon. Kimberly Ross Parrish, licensed hearing instrument specialist with The Ear Masters, will explain the procedure and perform the scans. No appointment is necessary.
Sheila Brown of the Kerr-Tar Council of Governments will present a workshop on Medicare Updates on Thursday, May 30, 10:30 a.m., at the Louisburg Senior Center. Information kits will be provided to attendees. The purpose of the workshop is to discuss the recent Medicare updates and changes. Please call (919) 496-1131 to sign up to attend the workshop.
Descendants and relatives of Mary Sill Williams and Rhoden Williams (James Williams, Hudie Sills Boone, Novella Sills Alston, etc.) will have a family reunion on July 13 in Franklinton. Call Larry Williams at (919) 494-2413.
On Sunday, May 19, at 2 p.m., there will be a Confederate Memorial Service at Oakwood Cemetery in Louisburg. This service is open to the public.
The Joseph J. Davis 537, and the First Flag 852 Children of the Confederacy, Popular Grays SCV 1700, Bowling Green 272 UDC and the Franklin Rifles 310 SCV will present a program. Terry Bryant, Commander of Jesse S. Barnes Camp #771 and Heritage Defense Officer from Wilson, will be the speaker.
There will be a reading of the names of the 200 Confederate soldiers buried in the cemetery and flags will be placed on the graves. Refreshments will be served after the service.
The monthly Bluegrass Jammin’ will be held Tuesday, May 21, 7-9 p.m. at the Person Place, Louisburg. Free event. Drop-in pickers welcome. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call (919) 539-7868 or visit www.franklinarts.org.
The Tar River Land Conservancy staff is planning a 7 1/2-mile canoe or kayak trip down the Tar River in Franklin County on Saturday, May 18. Paddlers will embark near Sims Bridge Road and arrive at Riverbend Park in Louisburg. Bring your own canoe or kayak, or we will rent one for you. Register online at tarriver.org, download a registration form or learn more about this and other outings. Tar River Land Conservancy, (919) 496-5902, www.tarriver.org.
The Franklin County Tourism Development Authority will meet on Monday, May 20, in the Greater Franklin County Chamber of Commerce Conference Room, 112 East Nash Street, Louisburg, at 5 p.m. For additional information, contact board chairperson Robert Sykes at (919) 457-2942.
FC Farmer’s Market
The Franklin County Farmer’s Market is officially open. The market opened April 26 during the annual Strawberry Festival.
The Franklin County Farmers’ Market is in the Shannon Village Shopping Center in Louisburg. It opens Tuesdays and Fridays at 10 a.m. and on Saturdays at 8 a.m. and closes when sold out.
Currently, these items are available at the Franklin County Farmers’ Market: spring onions, turnip greens, fresh herbs, collard plants, lettuce, fresh eggs, and both plants and flowers of assorted varieties.
Bunn Museum Day
Bunn’s Centennial Museum Day will be held Saturday, May 18, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. at Common Grounds Coffee (and Fun) House, 20 Cheves Road, Old Bunn. This is a day to learn about and share the history of Bunn.
The event will include a display of old to present-day items, farm equipment and tools on display, homemade lap quilts sale, chicken plate sale at Bunn Baptist Church, storytelling, gospel music at Methodist Church, and much more. Bring your old records to play at Common Grounds. Raffle tickets will be available for drawings.
WF Farmer’s Market
Wake Forest Farmers Market, 150 N. White Street, is open every Saturday, 8 a.m. to noon.
This Saturday, May 18, there will be fresh produce, strawberries, shiitake mushrooms, herbs, cheese, fresh seafood from our NC coast, pork, chicken, lamb and beef. Duck, chicken and Quail eggs also available.
For more information, call (919) 671-9269 or visit the website: www.wakeforestfarmersmarket.org.
A new car club, the Franklin County Cam Twisters, is being formed in Franklin County. A scheduled meeting of the club will be held at the Louisburg Moose Lodge on May 23 at 7:30 p.m. for anyone interested in becoming a member.
For more information, contact Steve Zobel, (919) 495-7710; Ray Shearon, (919) 389-2059; Joey White, (919) 730-1784; or Michael Shearin, (919) 495-0350.
The Franklin Soil & Water Conservation District Board meeting has been rescheduled for Thursday, May 30, at 9 a.m. at the Soil & Water District Conference Room, Franklin County Agricultural Services Center in Louisburg. Public is invited to attend.