Franklin County Arts Council is sponsoring a self-publishing workshop facilitated by local author Donna Campbell Smith on Oct. 27.
In this workshop, writers will explore the pros and cons of self-publishing their own book. The workshop will cover how to format and design the interior and how to design an eye-catching cover for the book. It will cover tips on how to get help with editing (what is a beta reader?), how to write an author bio, and tips on marketing your book. Participants will be provided helpful resources and handouts.
The workshop is from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Oct. 27. Registration deadline Oct. 22. Cost is $30/person for FCAC members and $40 for non-members.
Participants are asked to bring a bag lunch. Beverages will be provided. The workshop will be held at Donna's home studio, 159 Mays Cross Roads, Franklinton.
Contact FCAC for more info and to register: 919-497-6910 or email email@example.com
Franklin County 4-H is conducting a supply drive for all those affected by Hurricane Florence.
The much-needed supplies will be collected at NC Cooperative Extension, Franklin County Center, 103 S. Bickett Blvd., Louisburg.
Supplies will be collected through Oct. 31.
If anyone knows of any living POWs (Prisoners of War) in Franklin County, contact the Veterans Service Office in Louisburg, NC. The phone number is 919-496-1939. Your assistance is needed by Oct. 21.
Frankenfest on Main will be held Oct. 27 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Main Street, Franklinton. There will be live entertainment all day long, along with a beer garden, crafters, local artists, food and fun.
The Louisburg Moose Lodge is planning a Brunswick Stew Sale on Saturday, Nov. 3, at the lodge.
Stew is $8 per quart and tickets are now on sale at the lodge 919-496-3560 (after 12 noon) or 919-496-8668 or 919-495-5390.
The stew can be picked up between 1 and 4 p.m. Nov. 3 at the lodge on NC 56 East.
Living Healthy with Chronic Pain, a workshop offered in Franklin County, teaches people with chronic pain effective self-management techniques to deal with problems. It is for adults of all ages who live with chronic pain. The workshop is offered at Louisburg Senior Center. Classes begin Thursday, Nov. 1, and will continue each Thursday through Dec. 6.
To register for this class, contact the Louisburg Senior Center front desk at (919) 496-1131 or Laura Yeatts, Kerr-Tar Area Agency on Aging at (252) 436-2040.
Program of 'Tales'
"Tales of Yesterday" by Teo Anderson and featuring the Depot Hill area will kick off programs by the Tar River Center for History and Culture this year. The first meeting is slated for 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, at Alston & Anderson Funeral Services, 904 South Main St., Louisburg.
The program will be followed by music and refreshments. If you have questions, contact Harriette Sturges at 919-496-1279.
Avery's Angels Kickball and Volleyball Event has been rescheduled for Saturday, Oct. 13.
The event is to aid the family of Avery Cooper. Cooper, 13, has a type of brain cancer and has undergone surgeries and is receiving chemotherapy.
The funds will help the family deal with unrelated expenses. The event will also feature a concession stand and other activities for children or spectators. For more information about signup or participation, contact one of the organizers, Derrick Fuller, at (919) 235-8881, or to learn more, visit Facebook and type: Avery's Angels and Kickball event into the search.
A Homecoming Parade in support of the Louisburg Warriors will be held prior to the Oct. 27 game against Bunn High School. The parade was reset because of the hurricane. The parade will begin at LHS, making a one-mile loop, starting on Allen Lane, then left onto Main Street and left again onto Smoketree Way; left onto Wilder Street, left onto Allen Lane and finishing at the high school.
The Homecoming game starts at 7 p.m. and it also will be Senior Night for the Warriors.
A farm show featuring vintage farm equipment and a swap meet is planned for Oct. 12 and 13 from 9 a.m. until dark each day adjacent to the Gold Sand Fire Department, 2295 Person Road, Louisburg.
On display will be vintage tractors, cars, engines, collectibles and farm equipment. On Saturday an auction is slated to begin at noon and there will be country and bluegrass music beginning at 4:30 p.m.
Food concessions will be available -- and all proceeds will go to the Gold Sand Fire Department Building Fund. Admission is $3, those 12 and under are free.
For more information, contact Chris Edwards at 919-495-1814.
The volunteer group, Looming with Love, which knits and crochets scarves and hats for Franklin County school children in need of these items, is looking for anyone who will donate yarn to help replenish their yarn supply.
Whether you have yarn laying around your home or would like to purchase yarn, please bring it to the Louisburg Senior Center, 127 Shannon Village. Also, anyone interested in learning how to crochet is welcome to come.
Do you have questions about kitchen inspection requirements? At noon, Oct. 25, Minoo Mehrotra, food compliance officer with the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, will conduct a presentation about regulations and requirements for certified kitchens at the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Franklin County Center, 103 South Bickett Blvd., Louisburg.
To register, call 919-496-3344. A light lunch will be provided.
The Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District Board will meet at 9 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, in the District conference room at 101-B South Bickett Blvd. in Louisburg.
All meetings are open to the public.
Due to construction concerns, the Summit on Revitalizing NE Franklin County on Oct. 22 will not be at Owens Park as scheduled, but will be at Red Bud Church on the same day. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. and is open to the public.
It was previously reported in the Franklin Facts column that Centerville Fire Department would have a fundraiser on Oct. 13 to take the place of Centerville Fireman's Day (scheduled for Sept. 13), which was cancelled because of Hurricane Florence.
Since several other community events are taking place on Oct. 13, the Fire Department has announced that its Oct. 13 event will not be held.
NC Safe Plates
NC Safe Plates is a food safety certification course developed by NC State University. Certification is awarded upon passing an ANSI approved exam from the National Registry of Food Safety Professionals. This is a comprehensive program for food service managers and supervisory staff in restaurants, hospitals, nursing homes, schools and other food handling establishments.
The program will take place at Franklin County Cooperative Extension, 103 South Bickett Blvd. in Louisburg, Oct. 23-24, from 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., with one-hour lunch break.
Exam will take place Oct. 25, 9 am - 12 noon. Registration fee is $125, with payment due by Oct. 17.
Registration forms may be mailed or completed at https://goo.gl/forms/Ek6UC75CsJwjQuph1, or mail to Attn: Dominque Simon, 103 S. Bickett Blvd., Louisburg, NC 27549. For more information, contact Dominque Simon, firstname.lastname@example.org, 919-496-3344.
The next Rabies Clinic is Saturday, Nov. 3, from 8-9 a.m. at the Animal Shelter on T. Kemp Road, Louisburg. There is no rabies clinic on Saturday, Nov. 10.
Franklin County Farmers Market in Shannon Village Shopping Center, Louisburg, opens Tuesday, Friday and Saturday morning at 9 a.m. Turnip salad, mustard greens, kale, yellow and butternut squash, sweet potatoes, peppers, fresh homemade breads and pies, also jellies, jams and pickles are available most market days. For more information, call Franklin County Cooperative Extension at 919-496-3344.
The monthly Bluegrass Jammin' will be Tuesday, Oct. 16, 7-10 p.m. at the Person Place in Louisburg. Drop-in pickers welcome. Refreshments served. For more information, call (919) 539-7868.
Meet & Greet
The Chamber will host a Candidates Meet & Greet on Thursday, Oct. 25, from 6 - 8 p.m. at the Timberlake House, 25 Wild Rose Lane, Louisburg. Matthew Winslow, Chamber Governmental Affairs Committee chairman, will be moderator.
This forum is an opportunity for citizens to hear directly from the candidates. Political literature and signage will only be allowed outside.
Respond by calling (919) 496-3056 or email email@example.com by Oct. 18 if you would like to attend.
The Franklin County Soil and Water Conservation District has a no-till conservation seeder (drill) for rent. The drill is available to Franklin County residents who are interested in establishing wildlife food plots and/or reseeding pastures with small grains or grasses.
The drill is equipped with large and small seed boxes and is available on a first come, first served basis. More information can be obtained by calling the District office at 919-496-3137, ext. 3.