Louisburg College is holding open auditions for its spring musical "Once Upon A Mattress" at the Norris Theatre on the campus of Louisburg College on Friday, Feb. 12, and Saturday, Feb. 13. Auditions will begin at 4:30 p.m., on Friday and 2 p.m., on Saturday. Louisburg College students, staff, and faculty, as well as community members, are invited to audition. All roles are open.
Norris Theatre Director Wally Hurst will direct the production, which will be presented on April 14, 15, 16, 22, 23, and 24. Hurst is looking for actors 16 years or age or older who can sing and dance. Bring a song to sing and be prepared to learn a dance when you come. You may also be required to read from the script, he said. Rehearsals will begin immediately after the show is cast.
"If you thought you knew the story of 'The Princess and The Pea,' you may be in for a walloping surprise!," said Hurst. "Carried on a wave of wonderful songs, by turns hilarious and raucous, romantic and melodic, this rollicking spin on the familiar classic of royal courtship and comeuppance provides for some side-splitting shenanigans. Chances are you'll never look at fairy tales quite the same way again," he said.
For further information, please call Hurst at 919-497-3429.
A discussion of the recent skydiving accident at the Franklin County airport is one item of discussion on the agenda of the next airport commission meeting. The accident claimed the life of veteran skydiver James Stremmel in January.
The commission is slated to meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, in the airport conference room and will hear a report of the accident from Greg Upper, of the Triangle Skydiving Center.
The commission also will hear an update on airport operations from its manager, Steve Merritt, as well as consider an application for discretionary funds to support industrial area development and get an update on taxiway construction.
The meeting is open to the public.
2015 AARP Tax Assistance is available Mondays and Fridays at the Louisburg Senior Center. Clients must bring their Social Security card, a picture ID and 2014 tax return. Call the Louisburg Center at (919) 496-1131 to schedule an appointment.
The American Red Cross will sponsor a Blood Drive on Wednesday, Feb. 17, from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Louisburg Senior Center. Call the Senior Center at (919) 496-1131 to schedule an appointment.
Meals on Wheels
Meals on Wheels volunteers are needed in Louisburg on Thursdays and Fridays, and the first, third and fifth Mondays. Routes may take up to 25 minutes. Contact Shelia Mitchell, social worker, at the Louisburg Senior Center at (919) 496-1131 for more information or to volunteer.
Looming with love
Looming with Love is a crocheting group that makes blankets for babies and hats for elementary students in Franklin County. There is room for anyone wanting to join the group at the Louisburg Senior Center. The group meets the first and third Fridays at 1 p.m.
The Arthritis Exercise Class will meet every Tuesday and Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Louisburg Senior Center through March. To register for the class or for more information, call Tara at (919)496-1131.
The Louisburg Town Council has scheduled its annual planning retreat for 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, at the town's Operation Center on Industrial Drive. (Originally, the meeting was scheduled for Feb. 4 but it has been moved.)
The meeting is designed to allow council members to propose and discuss projects they would like to see undertaken in the coming year and usually provides an overview of the town's financial condition and a hint of what may come in the 2016-17 budget.
The Louisburg Moose Lodge is having a fundraiser for Mooseheart (orphanage) and Moosehaven (retirement home) on Thursday, Feb. 11, at 6 p.m. at the Louisburg Lodge. This event includes a spaghetti dinner and cake auction. The cost includes meal, dessert, and drink.
Tensie Taylor, a Franklin County native, has written a book on how she was bullied from kindergarten through 12th grade. The book's title is "Bullied: From Terror to Triumph" (My Survival Story).
The book can be ordered online from Amazon.com, Books-A-Million.com or BarnesandNoble.com. At present, the book is not available in stores, but can be ordered online.
For more information, contact Robert Taylor at (919) 853-2278.
Wake Forest Farmers Market, 405 S. Brooks Street. Open Winter hours, 10 am to 12 noon, on Saturdays.
Offering pasture raised meat, eggs, honey, baked goods, coffee, chocolate, produce, soap, lotions, jewelry, and more!
For more information and directions, go to the website at www.wakeforestfarmersmarket.org or call 919-671-9269.
On Saturday, Feb. 27, Boy Scouts of America, Adventure Crew 5 will be holding its second annual Brunswick Stew fundraiser, at Wake Forest Presbyterian Church, 12605 Capital Blvd., Wake Forest (across from Kohl's).
The sale starts at 10 a.m. and goes through 2 p.m. Stew will be sold by the quart (cash will only be accepted the day of the sale).
Pre-sales are offered at https://squareup.com/market/crew-5. All products will need to be picked up during the fundraiser.
Volunteer Services of Maria Parham Medical Center announce their February Jewelry Sale. Sale will take place in the John T. Church classroom Wednesday, Feb. 10 (7 a.m.-4 p.m.), and Thursday, Feb. 11 (7 a.m.-2 p.m.).