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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.

GRANVILLE COUNTY NEEDS YOUR INPUT, to update a regional hazard mitigation plan that covers the four-county Tar River area. A public survey is now available for community members to share ideas and concerns about the county’s resiliency against natural disasters like floods, wildfires and tornadoes. To access the survey, please visit www.surveymonkey.com/r/MPWRNC2. To learn more, contact Robin Edwards of Granville County Emergency Services at 919-603-1310 or robin.edwards@granvillecounty.org.

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 275 YEARS, To help Granville County mark this milestone, souvenir coins are available for sale to the public. These heavyweight metal keepsakes are only $5 each and feature an engraved image of the distinctive 275th anniversary logo, with the iconic Granville County Courthouse on the flip side. Each coin is individually wrapped and protected. Contact Patrice Wilkerson at the county manager’s office at 919-603-1308 to purchase your coin(s), or visit www.granvillecounty.org/275th for more information.

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 FEB. 28

HELP THOSE WITH FOOD INSECURITIES, The Granville County Center for the Cooperative Extension Service is hosting a food drive for non-perishable items. Donations are being accepted through Feb. 28, with collections to be taken to food pantries that assist local families. This food drive is part of a statewide Cooperative Extension campaign that feeds the hungry and celebrates small farmers. The Granville County Center for the N.C. Cooperative Extension Service is at 125 Outer Loop Road in Oxford. Call 919-603-1350 for more details.

FEB. 23

GIVE BLOOD, The Red Cross is holding a blood drive at the Salvation Army Church, 2292 Ross Mill Road, Henderson, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday. Feb. 23. Make your appointment to give blood, platelets or plasma with the Red Cross by downloading the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enabling the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device.

FEB. 25

CITY COUNCIL, Henderson Mayor Eddie Ellington has requested a special called meeting of the City Council to be followed by a second strategic planning retreat for Thursday, Feb. 25, at 9 a.m. This meeting will be held in Council Chambers, 134 Rose Ave. The purpose of the special called meeting is to consider amending the city’s tree protection ordinance. During the strategic planning portion of the meeting, the council will hear a proposal from the police chief and will review the Strategic Plan in regard to the upcoming fiscal 2021-22 budget. The public is welcome to observe via Zoom, https://bit.ly/2NOytUO, meeting ID 858 9244 6114, passcode 977159.

FEB. 26

GIVE BLOOD, The Red Cross is holding a blood drive at Oxford United Methodist Church, 105 W. McClanahan St., Oxford, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 26. Make your appointment to give blood, platelets or plasma with the Red Cross by downloading the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enabling the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device.

FEB. 27

MUM’S MORNING OUT, On Saturday, Feb. 27, at 9 a.m., the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Oxford will host a Mum’s Morning Out sponsored by the Home Decorator Shoppe, Northern Point Realty, the Granville Health System, Steel Magnolias Salon and C Squared. Tickets are on sale for the limited seating event for $5 at Oxford City Hall, 300 Williamsboro St., Oxford. Attendees will experience a runway fashion show highlighting upcoming spring trends for everyone in the family, raffles and afterward some nibbles and an adult beverage at Northern Point Realty.

MARCH 4

BEEF CONFERENCE WEBINAR SERIES, N.C. Cooperative Extension will be hosting four free webinars during the month of March. The Piedmont Regional Beef Conference webinar series kicks off on March 4 at 7 p.m., with sessions following every Thursday on various topics. Anyone interested in the production of beef is invited to register for one or all of these webinars. For a list of topics and/or information on speakers, please call the Granville County Cooperative Extension office at 919-603-1350. To register, see http://go.ncsu.edu/prbcwebinarseries21.

MARCH 5

FIRST FRIDAYS IN CREEDMOOR returns on Friday, March 5, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. with a community campfire and activity night hosted in the Southern States Parking lot at 301 N. Main St. in downtown Creedmoor.

MARCH 22-27

TEEN RETREAT, Via N.C. Cooperative Extension’s Warren County Center, Teen Retreat is the perfect opportunity for teenagers from the same district to connect with each other. This will be a leadership-building weekend that offers different virtual training sessions and workshops. During that time District Council officers will be voted on and elected at Teen Retreat. More information will be coming soon on the specific workshops. If you are interested in this or have any questions don’t hesitate to reach out to us at the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Warren County Center, at 252-257-3640 or 704-984-2221.

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.