Mark It Down, April 29

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LIVESTOCK SHOW, Warren County Cooperative Extension is conducting an interest survey to see the community’s interest in having a livestock show in Warren County in the future. If you or a member of your family have interest in showing livestock, please take a minute to fill out this brief survey: https://bit.ly/3sQxeDq.

MEALS AVAILABLE, The Vance County Senior Center has temporary funding for home-delivered meals for all qualifying senior citizens with the zip code ending in 27537. These qualifications include: Must be 60 years or older, live in Vance County (zip code 27537), are home-bound and have no one to help with meals. Please give Amber Gregory a call at 252-430-0257 if you are in need of this service.

PPE AVAILABLE, Face masks and other PPE, such as hand sanitizer, are available through the Warren County Cooperative Extension for farmers and those in agricultural related fields. If you would like to be able to have some of these products, please contact the Warren County Center at 252-257-3640.

LIMITED SPACE, YMCA Back To School Academy. Space is limited, so reserve a spot now. Full Time and Hybrid Part Time 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday through Friday, $75 per week. After School only, 2 p.m.-6 p.m., Monday through Friday, $45; YMCA member $55/participant. This is a limited-time reduction of costs. Call 252-438-2144.

ARE YOU A VETERAN? The “Thank A Vet” program provides discounts when shopping at local businesses and service providers. This free service is available through the Granville County Register of Deeds office, where an ID card is issued that can be used for veterans who register, or have already registered, their DD-214 forms. For a list of participating businesses or for more information about this program, please contact Kathy Taylor, register of deeds, at 919-693-6314 or at kathy.adcock@granvillecounty.org.

KIDS CAN LEARN TO COOK with “Kids Cooking 101,” provided through the Granville County Library System. Learn how to create kid-friendly recipes for family and friends through the library’s website, Facebook page and YouTube. Visit https://granville.lib.nc.us or contact Children’s Librarian Amy Carlson at 919-693-1121 for more details.

VIRTUAL STORY TIME, with the Granville County Library System. Every Monday at 2 p.m., an age-appropriate story is presented to toddlers and preschoolers. Visit the Granville County Library System website at https://granville.lib.nc.us for more details.

CELEBRATING 275th YEARS! Only two weeks left to receive a discount off the retail price of Lewis Bowling’s new book to commemorate the 275th anniversary of Granville County. This coffee-table style book has been commissioned by Granville County’s Board of Commissioners and the 275th Anniversary Planning Committee and will be “hot off the press” this summer. Pre-orders are now being taken, with a $5 discount on reservations made before April 30, 2021. Order online, with a printed order form, or by phone. Visit www.granvillecounty.org/275th or contact Patrice Wilkerson at the County Manager’s Office at 919-603-1308 for more details. Convenient online payments are also available.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED, If interested in delivering meals to local seniors, giving your time at the Granville County Animal Shelter or assisting with local activities and projects, know that you can make a difference. To learn more about volunteer opportunities with Granville County government, please visit https://bit.ly/2YmAlpM.

THE CREATIVE LIFELONG LEARNING PROGRAM of Granville County Senior Services is re-introducing programs for spring, and is gradually moving to in-person class offerings at the Granville County Senior Center in Oxford. Upcoming classes include Beginning Quilting (for men and women) through May 10, Tai Chi (Tuesdays at the Granville Athletic Park), a “Pinch Pot” Workshop (April 30 and May 7) and “Eat Smart, Move More” (Wednesdays through May 26). Community awareness programs such as the History of the Masonic Home for Children at Oxford (April 19, facilitated by MHCO Administrator Kevin Otis), and a “Look Back” at Granville County History (June 7, with local author Lewis Bowling) are also offered, as well as weekly interest groups such as “North Carolina, Our Home” (monthly) and “Games, Anyone” (Wednesdays). Instructors are also needed to round out the class schedule. For more details or to register, please contact Marilyn Howard, CLL Coordinator, at 919-693-1930 or at marilyn.howard@granvillecounty.org.

THROUGH APRIL 30

SECTION 8, The N.C. Commission of Indian Affairs will take applications for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program through April 30, 2021. Applications will be available for Columbus, Granville, Halifax, Hoke, Person, Sampson and Warren counties. Interested parties can apply online at https://nccomm.housingmanager.com or request a paper application by email or US mail. If you are completing a paper application, it must be postmarked by April 30, 2021 and returned by U.S. mail to the N.C. Commission of Indian Affairs, 1317 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, North Carolina 27699-1317, email to cia.hcv.app@doa.nc.gov, or fax to 984-236-0185. There will be two waiting lists, one for the elderly and disabled, and one for the non-elderly and non-disabled. For more information, call 984-236-0160, or mail or email.

DRONE PILOTS, Kids ages 12 to 18 can participate in a program to learn how to fly a drone that’s sponsored by 4-H at N.C. Cooperative Extension’s Warren County Center. Participants in the two-week program will receive a drone kit case that includes the Parrot Mambo mini-drone, two drone batteries, battery charging cord, and a tracphone with case. Families will use the curriculum login instructions in the kits to access the course. Families will also have regular access to a flight instructor should questions arise. Registration is free. To register for this program, contact Stephen Misenheimer, 4-H agent, at 252-257-3640 or scmisenh@ncsu.edu by April 30. Spaces are limited so hurry to sign up!

THROUGH MAY 5

BOARD OF ELECTIONS, If any registered Democrat in Vance County is interested in serving on the Board of Elections, please email vancedemocrats@gmail.com for an application form. Deadline for applying is May 5.

APRIL 29

OXFORD BUDGET, The Budget & Finance Committee for the Oxford Board of Commissioners will meet on Thursday, April 29, at 1 p.m. via Zoom. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the FY 21-22 budget.

APRIL 30

MOBILE FREE PHARMACY, N.C. MedAssist is holding a Mobile Free Pharmacy Event in partnership with Triangle North Healthcare Foundation in Vance County on Friday, April 30, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Salvation Army, 2292 Ross Mill Road, Henderson. It is open to any person or family needing over-the-counter medications. Participants must be at least 18 years old to receive medicine. No identification is required, but face masks are required to participate.

MEDICAID MANAGED CARE, The Vance County Department of Social Services invites the community to come out to a drive-thru Medicaid Managed Care informational session hosted at 350 Ruin Creek Road, Henderson. Sessions will occur on April 30 from 10 a.m. to noon and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., and on May 7 at 10 a.m. to noon and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Members of the community can have questions answered and obtain informational packets to assist with enrolling in a Medicaid Managed Care plan. Information will also be provided about other available services at the agency. For information about the event, please call Vance County Department of Social Services at 252-492-5001.

PALMER SPRINGS VFD, The Palmer Springs Volunteer Fire Department will host a drive-thru fried chicken dinner fundraiser on Friday, April 30, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Stay in your vehicle and pick up fried chicken, green beans, boiled potatoes, dessert and water for $10 per plate. Pre-orders are highly encouraged and may be placed by calling 434-689-2739 prior to 10 p.m. daily. Pre-orders will be accepted until 10 p.m. Thursday, April 29. The Palmer Springs Volunteer Fire Department’s firehouse is at 1697 Palmer Springs Road (the intersection of Palmer Springs Road, Rough Road and Mineral Springs Road) in Palmer Springs, Virginia.

BENEFIT CHICKEN, Henderson-Vance first responders are hosting a benefit BBQ chicken plates event on Friday, April 30, for the families of Capt. Michael Davis and Trooper Brent Montgomery. For those interested in purchasing a benefit plate, donations are $10 and tickets must be purchased before April 16. For tickets, contact Howard Anderson and 252-915-9288 or Eddie Hicks at 252-204-6040. Plates can be picked up Friday between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. at 210 Industry Drive.

MAY 1

BENEFIT DRIVE, There will be a benefit bike ride for families of Capt. Michael Davis and Trooper Brent Montgomery on Saturday, May 1, starting from the Roses parking lot on Old Norlina Road in Henderson. Registration is from noon to 2 p.m., with kickstands up at 2:30 p.m. The cost is $10 per bike on the day of the ride.

MAY 5

TRAIL BUILDING, The Tar River Land Conservancy is holding a trail-building day for the Roberts Chapel Conservation Area, 792 Roberts Chapel Road, Stem, NC 27581, on Wednesday, May 5, from 8:45 a.m. to noon. For more information or to register for this event, please contact us at 919-496-5902 or volunteer@tarriver.org.

MAY 7

MEDICAID MANAGED CARE, The Vance County Department of Social Services invites the community to come out to a drive-thru Medicaid Managed Care informational session hosted at 350 Ruin Creek Road, Henderson. Sessions will occur on May 7 at 10 a.m. to noon and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Members of the community can have questions answered and obtain informational packets to assist with enrolling in a Medicaid Managed Care plan. Information will also be provided about other available services at the agency. For information about the event, please call Vance County Department of Social Services at 252-492-5001.

MAY 12

TRAIL BUILDING, The Tar River Land Conservancy is holding a trail-building day for the Roberts Chapel Conservation Area, 792 Roberts Chapel Road, Stem, NC 27581, on Wednesday, May 12, from 8:45 a.m. to noon. For more information or to register for this event, please contact us at 919-496-5902 or volunteer@tarriver.org.

MAY 15

SPRING CLEAN OUT recycling in Granville County is Saturday, May 15. This year, paints and household chemicals have been added to the list of accepted items.no need to wait until fall! Other accepted items will be scrap metal, electronics, all types of batteries, polystyrene/styrofoam, outdated prescriptions, books, paper documents for shredding, pesticides, fungicides, herbicides, flares, ammunition and more. The event is scheduled from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Granville County Expo and Convention Center, 4185 U.S. 15 South in Oxford. Contact Granville County’s recycling and sustainability coordinator, Teresa Baker, at 919-725-1417 or at bakertd@gcs.k12.nc.us for more information.

MAY 17

MEDICAID CONTRACTS, The Vance County Department of Social Services will host informational sessions regarding contracts for services for Medicaid transportation, Work First transportation, and lawn care services. Contracts will be for the fiscal year July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2022.The meeting is opened to all interested parties and will be held on Monday, May 17, 2021, at our main office located at 350 Ruin Creek Road, Henderson, North Carolina. To ensure social distancing, there will be two sessions: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 11 a.m. to noon. Interested parties must RSVP with Jamila Green at 252-492-5001, ext. 3246, or jamila.green@vance.nc.gov by 4 p.m. on May 14, 2021.

MAY 19

TRAIL BUILDING, The Tar River Land Conservancy is holding a trail-building day for the Roberts Chapel Conservation Area, 792 Roberts Chapel Road, Stem, NC 27581, on Wednesday, May 19, from 8:45 a.m. to noon. For more information or to register for this event, please contact us at 919-496-5902 or volunteer@tarriver.org.

MAY 22

TRAIL BUILDING, The Tar River Land Conservancy is holding a trail-building day for the Roberts Chapel Conservation Area, 792 Roberts Chapel Road, Stem, NC 27581, on Saturday, May 22, from 8:45 a.m. to noon. For more information or to register for this event, please contact us at 919-496-5902 or volunteer@tarriver.org.

MAY 26

TRAIL BUILDING, The Tar River Land Conservancy is holding a trail-building day for the Roberts Chapel Conservation Area, 792 Roberts Chapel Road, Stem, NC 27581, on Wednesday, May 26, from 8:45 a.m. to noon. For more information or to register for this event, please contact us at 919-496-5902 or volunteer@tarriver.org.