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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.

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.

JUNE 8

APPOINTMENTS, The Henderson City Council’s Boards and Commissions Committee will meet on Tuesday, June 8, at 1 p.m. in Council Chambers, 134 Rose Ave. The purpose of the meeting is to consider applications for various citizen committees. This meeting will not be available via Zoom. The public is welcome to observe.

JUNE 9

VANCE FARMERS MARKET, The Vance County Regional Farmers Market is open on Wednesday, June 9, from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 210 Southpark Drive, Henderson. Pre-orders and curbside pick up will remain available throughout the season.

JUNE 10

PESTICIDE RECERTIFICATION, N.C. Cooperative Extension in Warren, Vance and Granville Counties will be hosting two multi-category pesticide recertifications on June 10 at 10 a.m. and June 14 at 6 p.m. virtually via Zoom. If joining a webinar causes any issues for you, we will be allowing people to come into their respective County Extension offices to watch the webinars there. The following category credits will be included with the June 10 class: D, L, N and X. The following category credits will be included with the June 14 class: A, B, D, G, H, I, K, L, M, N, O, T, X. Registration is required and can be done at http://go.ncsu.edu/pestclasskerrtar. If you have any questions or would like to reserve a spot to watch the classes at the Warren County Center, call Matthew Place at 252-257-3640 or email at mbplace@ncsu.edu.

JUNE 12

VANCE FARMERS MARKET, The Vance County Regional Farmers Market is open on Saturday, June 12, from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 210 Southpark Drive, Henderson. Pre-orders and curbside pick up will remain available throughout the season.

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JUNE 14

PUBLIC HEARING, Notice is hereby given that the Henderson City Council will hold a public hearing on Monday June 14, at 6 p.m., in council chambers, 134 Rose Ave., Henderson, regarding a recommendation to build a cul-de-sac on the east side of Lynne Avenue to close Lynne Avenue from Dabney Drive. Questions or comments concerning this public hearing may be made during the meeting or submitted to the city clerk, Esther McCrackin, emccrackin@ci.henderson.nc.us, no later than 3 p.m. on Monday, June 14.

JUNE 16

VANCE FARMERS MARKET, The Vance County Regional Farmers Market is open on Wednesday, June 16, from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 210 Southpark Drive, Henderson. Pre-orders and curbside pick up will remain available throughout the season.

JUNE 18

BBQ DINNER, The Palmer Springs Volunteer Fire Department will host a drive-thru BBQ pork chop dinner fundraiser on Friday, June 18, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Stay in your vehicle and pick up BBQ Pork chops, green beans, boiled potatoes, dessert and water for $10 per plate. Preorders are highly encouraged and may be placed by calling 434-689-2739 prior to 10 p.m. daily. Preorders will be accepted until 10 p.m. Thursday, June 17. 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.

JUNE 19

STREET FESTIVAL, Juneteenth Street Festival vendor opportunity applications will be received on a first-come, first-served basis and the applicant will be notified via email of the application approval. Please do not pay any fees until you have received an approval email. For more information, please contact Tara Goolsby at 252-438-3948 or (tgoolsby@ci.henderson.nc.us).

VANCE FARMERS MARKET, The Vance County Regional Farmers Market is open on Saturday, June 5, from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 210 Southpark Drive, Henderson. Pre-orders and curbside pick up will remain available throughout the season.

JUNE 23

VANCE FARMERS MARKET, The Vance County Regional Farmers Market is open on Wednesday, June 23, from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 210 Southpark Drive, Henderson. Pre-orders and curbside pick up will remain available throughout the season.

JUNE 24

GRANVILLE TOURISM, The Granville County Tourism Development Authority will meet Thursday, June 24, at 2 p.m. to conduct regular business and hold a public hearing on the proposed budget for fiscal year 2021-22. The meeting will take place at THE Granville Expo Center, 4185 U.S. 15, Oxford. There will be a Zoom phone/video conference link for the meeting also. The public is welcome to attend, but participants need to register with Tourism Director Angela Allen by June 23 to be given access. Allen can be contacted by email at angela.allen@granvillecounty.org or call 919-693-6125.

JUNE 26

FAMILY FUN FAIR, Dogs Deserve Better presents the Family Fun Fair, a special event for the whole family to enjoy on Saturday, June 26, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Barn at Vino, 3200 Bliss Trail in Stem, North Carolina. $15 gets your carload in. Event highlights include outdoor games, live music, kids craft tables, giveaways and a special-release beer from Tobacco Wood Crewing. Meet and greet adoptable dogs of the Granville County Animal Shelter.

VANCE FARMERS MARKET, The Vance County Regional Farmers Market is open on Saturday, June 26, from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 210 Southpark Drive, Henderson. Pre-orders and curbside pick up will remain available throughout the season.

JUNE 29

VANCE FARMERS MARKET, The Vance County Regional Farmers Market is open on Tuesday, June 29, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at 210 Southpark Drive, Henderson. Pre-orders and curbside pick up will remain available throughout the season.

JULY 3

VANCE FARMERS MARKET, The Vance County Regional Farmers Market is open on Saturday, July 3, from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 210 Southpark Drive, Henderson. Pre-orders and curbside pick up will remain available throughout the season.

SEPT. 11

HOT SAUCE, The 15th Annual Hot Sauce Contest will be held on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, in downtown Oxford from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Come sample and purchase barbecue and hot sauces, and locally crafted products. You will not want to miss the food trucks, selected crafted brews, unique sounds from local bands, the pepper-eating contest, classic car show and cheering your favorite sauce to win a 2021 medal naming best sauces.