HEALTH INSURANCE, The Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program offers free individual counseling to assist you in selecting the best Medicare options during Medicare’s annual open enrollment period. Schedule an appointment through the Vance County Senior Center, 252-430-0257.

DEC. 7

SCHOOL BOARD COMMITTEES, The Vance County school board’s Personnel Committee will meet at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 7, in the Administrative Services Center in the Superintendent’s Conference Room, 1724 Graham Ave., Henderson. The board’s Community & Business Relations Committee will meet the same day in the same place at 9 a.m.

DEC. 8

TRAIL BUILDING, The Tar River Land Conservancy is holding a workday on Wednesday, Dec. 8, at the Horseshoe Road Nature Preserve near Creedmoor from 9 a.m. to noon. To register or find out more, please email, or visit

DEC. 9

KIDS GYM, Join Henderson-Vance Recreation and Parks for Kids Gym, participants ages 14 and under will be taking over the Aycock Recreation Center Gym. There will be plenty of kid friendly equipment to play and enough room to safely social distance. This event will be open to the first 15 participants to register. Each participant must have an adult over the age of 18 with them at all times, Participants can not be dropped off. Only the participant and one guardian will be allowed in the event. For more information, please contact Lauren Newlin at 252-438-3160 (

CHRISTMAS CHILI, Christmas Chili Cook-off and Skit, Thursday, Dec. 9, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Shepherd Youth Ranch, 3017 Brassfield Road, Creedmoor. Bring your favorite chili and fixings to share with everyone. Everyone will vote for their favorite chili and the winner will get a prize. We will also be having our first ever Christmas Skit! Join us as our Trailblazers will be telling about the First Christmas.

LIGHT & SHADOWS, On Thursday, Dec. 9, the preschool “Light & Shadows” workshop will occur from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. at Perry Memorial Library, 205 Breckinridge St., Henderson. This program is designed for preschoolers and their caregivers. The preschoolers will be engaged in exploring light and shadows by listening to a story about shadows, hunting for shadows in our environment and creating shadows using different objects. Funding for this program is provided by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services through The Franklin Institute & the Leap into Science Light & Shadow curriculum. For more information, please contact Amanda Yetter, youth services librarian, at or 252-438-3316, ext 225.

DEC. 11

PROTEST ANNIVERSARY, The Warren County Environmental Action Team invites you to a Red-Carpet Kickoff on Saturday, Dec. 11, at 11 a.m., for the 40th Anniversary Commemoration: Birth of the Environmental Justice Movement. We will show the documentary: “Warren County Birth of a Movement.” Warren County Courthouse, 109 S. Main St., Warrenton, second floor. Please bring items you have saved from the protests such as buttons, bumper stickers, photos, posters, newspapers. Plus, please help us identify people in the photos and videos that we have. If you were at the protest, we would like to record your story. Where were you during the six weeks of protests in 1982? What do you remember? Bring your friends. Bring your family. Refreshments will be served. Masks required. Social distancing will be practiced. Please stay safe and sanitized.

DEC. 14

NAACP MEETING, The Vance County NAACP regular monthly meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at the Gateway Community Center, 314 S. Garnett Street, Henderson.

OXFORD BOARD, The Oxford city commissioners will meet at 7 p.m. in the commissioners board room of City Hall, 300 Williamsboro St., Oxford.

DEC. 15

TRAIL BUILDING, The Tar River Land Conservancy is holding a workday on Wednesday, Dec. 15, at the Horseshoe Road Nature Preserve near Creedmoor from 9 a.m. to noon. To register or find out more, please email, or visit

DEC. 16

STORYTIME AT THE LIBRARY, Join us in the Storytime Kiva on the first floor of Perry Memorial Library in the Youth Services Department for a Storytime Program featuring Kerr Lake State Recreation’s Park Rangers. Thursday, Dec. 16, 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. The library is at 205 Breckinridge St. in Henderson Questions? Contact Amanda Yetter, youth services librarian, at 252-438-3316, ext. 225, or Visit and find additional library events on our Events Calendar:

DEC. 19

SERVICE OF REMEMBRANCE, On Dec. 19, at 3 p.m., there will be a service of remembrance for loved ones, relatives and friends of those who have died. The service will be at the Baskerville Funeral Home Chapel, 104 S. Chestnut St., Henderson, and is sponsored by Baskerville Funeral Home.

JAN. 9

BEEKEEPING, If you are interested in keeping bees, even if it’s a future goal, join the Granville County Beekeepers Association for a free presentation on how to get started and what is involved. Ask a ton of questions and talk to some local beekeepers. This is a family friendly hobby We hope you will buzzzz by the Granville County Expo & Convention Center, 4185 U.S. 15, Oxford, at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 9

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