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Senior Fun Day
The Franklin County Department of Aging will hold its 28th annual Senior Fun Day in the Park on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Riverbend Park in Louisburg.
This is an annual community event for Franklin County senior citizens ages 60 and up. This event will feature entertainment, games, information and lots of fun. Games are for seniors only. There will be vendor tables and door prizes.
If you have any questions, call (919) 496-1131. Please register before Monday, Sept. 10, at the Louisburg Senior Center.

Dinner in Meadow
The 5th Annual Dinner in the Meadow will be Sept. 9, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Meadow Lane Farm, 571 Leonard Farm Road, Louisburg. This is a farm-to-table event to benefit small farms.
The event will be hosted by NPR's Frank Stasio and regional chefs will be preparing food from NC farms. Also, the 4th Small Farm Grant will be awarded. For information, directions and tickets, go to: www.dinnerinthemeadow.org.

Interest meeting
Young Democrats will be hosting an interest meeting tonight, Aug. 16, 7 to 8 p.m., at Democratic headquarters, 108 E. Nash Street, Louisburg. It will be open to anyone who wants to become more involved and learn about the Democratic process. Those attending must be between the ages of 18 and 36 and registered as a Democrat in Franklin County.
Contact Keli London, (919) 951-4029, for more information.

Tractor Show
Duke Memorial Baptist Church and the Justice Volunteer Fire Department will sponsor the 18th Annual Justice Community Antique Tractor, Car and Engine Show on Sept. 7 and 8.
Special events include: a parade of cars and tractors, music, events for children, swap meet, crafts, bake sale, home-made ice cream, fresh cooked pork Bar-B-Q and pork skins and lots of food and fellowship.
Craft and agricultural vendors interested in selling at the event should contact Philip Rice, 919-853-2925.
Spaghetti plates will be sold on Friday, 5:30 p.m.
There will be hundreds of antique tractors, cars, and miscellaneous items. A silent auction of miscellaneous items will be held on Friday and Saturday, ending at 12 noon on Saturday.
For more information, contact Philip Rice, 919-853-3161.

Scout Nights
Cub Scout Pack 510 and Boy Scout Troop 555 will have Join Scouting Nights on Mondays at 7 p.m. (through September) in the Fellowship Hall of Louisburg United Methodist Church. All boys and girls ages 5-10 and boys ages 11-17 are invited to join the adventure of Scouting. Come and join in the fun and bring a friend.
For more information and questions, sign up at www.BeAScout.org or call Charles Fenske at 919-496-2760.

Bluegrass Jammin'
The monthly Bluegrass Jammin' will be held Tuesday, Aug. 21, 7-10 p.m. at the Person Place in Louisburg. Drop-in pickers welcome. Refreshments served. For more information, call (919) 539-7868.

NARFE meeting
The National Association of Retired and Active Federal Employees (NARFE) will meet on Tuesday, Aug. 21, at 9 a.m. at Restaurant 39, Henderson. Peggy Roark from Families Living Violence Free will address the organization and its goals in reducing violence within the family, and protecting the abused from the abusers. Nominations for 2019 Chapter Leaders will also be presented. All active and retired federal employees are invited.

Farm Market
The Franklin County Farmers Market, located in the Shannon Village Shopping Center, Louisburg, opens Tuesday, Friday and Saturday at 9 a.m. Butter Beans, snaps, okra, tomatoes, eggplant, squash and watermelons are available. For more information call Franklin County Cooperative Extension at 919-496-3344.

Plastic Mulch
A Plastic Mulch Layer is now available for rent to residents of Franklin, Warren, Granville and Vance counties through the NC Cooperative Extension, Franklin County Center. Demonstrations will take place in two locations to show how to use the equipment. Both demonstrations will include information on planting and fertilization techniques. The demonstrations will be held as follows:
Monday, Aug. 27, 244 Leo Stallings Road, Louisburg, 5:30 - 7 p.m. Event will also include demonstrations by the Center for Environmental Farm Systems. Registration is required by Friday, Aug. 24.
Monday, Sept. 10, 111 Davis-Hyman Road, Norlina, 5:30 - 7 p.m. Event will also include demonstrations of the new BCS tractor available for rent to Warren County residents. Registration is required by Friday, Sept. 7.
To register for a demonstration, contact NC Cooperative Extension, Franklin County Center at 919-496-3344 or Warren County Center at 252-257-3640.

Mobile Pharmacy
NC MedAssist will hold a Mobile Free Pharmacy Event in Oxford on Friday, Aug. 17. The event, which is in collaboration with Triangle North Healthcare Foundation, is open to any low-income individual or family needing over-the-counter medications. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Oxford Baptist Church (147 Main Street, Oxford). Identification is not required to participate.
Triangle North Healthcare Foundation Director Val Short said it is their hope to educate participants on the healthcare resources available in Granville and surrounding counties."
Individuals will receive up to 8 medicine cabinet items for their family/home. Additionally, participants will receive other free healthcare services like information on NC Med Assist Free Pharmacy Program.
The event is volunteer run. If you would like to volunteer or would like more information on the Mobile Free Pharmacy and NC MedAssist, visit www.medassist.org.


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