Mark It Down, April 9

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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! To help Granville County mark its 275th Anniversary, a commemorative coffee-table style book has been commissioned that 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 for an order form 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.

THROUGH APRIL 9

SPRING FOOD DRIVE, The Granville County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Granville County Detention Center, is collecting non-perishable food items for Area Congregations in Ministry (ACIM) until April 9. Please bring donations to the new facility (525 New Commerce Drive in Oxford) to be included in this county-wide effort. Call 919-693-3213 for more information.

APRIL 12

GRANVILLE SCHOOL BOARD, The Granville County Board of Education will meet for a regular board meeting on Monday, April 12, at 6 p.m. at the Mary Potter Center of Education, 200 Taylor St., Oxford, NC 27565. Members of the public are invited to view the livestream. To join the livestream meeting, go to https://live.myvrspot.com/st?cid=MDhkZj. The Board will also meet in closed session in accordance with N.C. General Statute 143.318.11 (a)(6), 143-318.11 (a)(3), 143.318.11 (a)(5) and Section 115C-321 for personnel, and attorney/client privilege. Members of the public wishing to attend the meeting will be required to wear face coverings, undergo health screenings before entering the building, and cooperate with social distancing requirements. There will be limited seating available.

{p dir=”ltr”}VANCE SCHOOL BOARD, The Vance County Board of Education will meet on Monday, April 12, at 6 p.m. via Zoom. A link will be placed on the VCS website for public viewing of the school board meeting.

APRIL 13

GRANVILLE SCHOOL FINANCE, The Granville County Board of Education’s Finance Committee will meet virtually on Tuesday, April 13, at 4 p.m. to discuss the fiscal 2021-22 budget proposal. For more information or a link to the virtual meeting, please contact Elizabeth Day, assistant superintendent of finance, at dayb@gcs.k12.nc.us or Lisa Preddy at preddyl@gcs.k12.nc.us to receive a link to the meeting. Please request the link at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the meeting.

OXFORD COMMISSIONERS, Oxford’s Board of Commissioners will meet via Zoom on Tuesday, April 13, at 7 p.m. to discuss among other things the adoption of a new unified development ordinance.

APRIL 14

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, April 14, 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.

APRIL 17

PANCAKE & SAUSAGE BRUNCH, The Littleton Lions will hold a Pancake & Sausage Brunch on Saturday, April 17, at 11 a.m. It includes juice, pancakes, sausage, eggs and choice of beverage. Cost is $8 for adult and $4 for children under 10. Takeouts are available. The Littleton Lions Club is near the west end of Littleton at the corner of U.S. 158 and Ransom Street.

GRANVILLE DEMOCRATS, The Granville County Democratic Party will hold its 2021 convention on Saturday, April 17, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. This will be a virtual gathering, with members attending via Zoom or telephone. For details, please send an email (with your name and address) to chairman@gcncdp.org or leave a detailed message at 919-603-1695.

APRIL 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 Earth Day, Thursday, April 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.

APRIL 23

CAREER DAY, Northside K-8 School (164 Elementary Ave., Norlina, NC 27563) is having an annual Career Day. This is an opportunity for students to have an understanding of career options and educational requirements. The Career Day will start at 9 a.m. in the Multipurpose Room. If you are able to participate in Career Day, please call Tannis Jenkins at 252-456-2656 for more information.

APRIL 24

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, April 24, 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.

APRIL 28

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, April 28, 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.

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.

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.