Franklin Facts

Living Healthy
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.

Arthritis Exercise
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.

Driving Green
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,
This event is free and will include lunch.

WF Market
Wake Forest Farmers Farmers Market, 405 South Brooks Street. Open Saturday, Dec. 27, 10 am to Noon. For more information, call 919-671-9269 or visit

Christmas Hours
The Franklin County 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.

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.