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FAMILIES LIVING VIOLENCE FREE, One in three women will be a victim of domestic or sexual violence at some point in her lifetime, and each day an average of three women die at the hands of someone who claimed to love them. Domestic violence affects us all; victims are our family members, neighbors, coworkers, and friends. All of us must be part of the solution. Violence is not the answer, and it’s on us to take a stand against domestic violence. If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, please contact Families Living Violence Free at 919-693-5700 or Espanol 919-690-0888 24/7/365. Our services are free, at will and confidential.

ADVISORY COUNCIL, The city of Henderson is seeking interested city residents to apply to serve on the Community-Wide Advisory Council. This council will be an advisory body to the City Council and Vance County Commissioners on community outreach-related issues. For an application, please contact City Clerk Esther McCrackin at 252-430-5705.

OCT. 12

OXFORD COMMISSIONERS, The Oxford Board of Commissioners will meet on Tuesday, Oct. 12, at 7 p.m. at City Hall, 300 Williamsboro St. The board will consider a zoning ordinance amendment to allow vocational schools in the central business district, and a number of annexation requests.

OCT. 13

GROUP FITNESS, Turning Point CDC will host a free Group Fitness Session on Wednesday, Oct. 13, from 6 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. at 2495 U.S. 1-158 Business, Henderson. Join us for a fun and engaging fitness session. All fitness levels are encouraged to attend. No registration required. For more information, please visit www.turningpointcdc.org/health-and-wellness. Contact Kate Delahanty, kdelahanty@turningpointcdc.org or call 252-621-5190 with questions.

OCT. 14

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 (lnewlin@ci.henderson.nc.us).

GOLF TOURNAMENT, The 23rd Annual Chamber Challenge Golf Tournament for the Henderson-Chamber of Commerce will be held on Thursday, Oct. 14, at Kerr Lake Country Club. The presenting sponsor is Margier White-State Farm Insurance. Lunch is at 12:15 p.m. and play begins at 1 p.m. Entry fee is $440 per four-person team. Register with Sandra Wilkerson at the Chamber, 252-438-8414 or sandra@hendersonvance.org, by Oct. 1.

JOB FAIR, There will be a regional job fair at the Warren County Recreation Complex, 840 U.S. 158 Bypass, Warrenton, on Thursday, Oct. 14, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. There will be more than 20 regional employers and community resources, plus food trucks and giveaways. For more information, visit www.kerrtarworks.com and www.vgcc.edu/career-fair. In case of heavy rain, the event will be moved to the Warren County Armory, 501 U.S. 158 Business E.

PUMPKIN, PAINT AND PIZZA, Gang Free Inc., the Food Bank of Central and Eastern N.C., Vance County Middle School and Food Lion are partnering to hold an afternoon and evening of fund at the middle school, 293 Warrenton Road, Henderson, on Thursday, Oct. 14, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The event is intended to promote vaccine awareness and vaccinators will be on site. Anyone receiving their first shot will receive a $100 gift card, and anyone who gets tested for COVID-19 will get a $10 gift card.

OCT. 15

HISPANIC HERITAGE, The Vance County Arts Council, the city of Henderson, Gang Free Inc. and other groups are holding a Hispanic Heritage Festival on Friday, Oct. 15 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 200 Breckinridge St. in downtown Henderson.

OCT. 15 and 16

CAR SHOW, The Show, Shine, Shag and Dine car show returns to downtown Henderson on Oct. 15 and 16 for its 19th annual edition. Festivities begin with a cruise-in and BBQ cookout at Satterwhite Point on Friday, Oct. 15, at 11 a.m. and the Southern Classic Car Cruise-in on Horner Street in Henderson at 6 p.m. The main car show is on Saturday, Oct. 16, from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

OCT. 16

COOKING CAMP, N.C. Cooperative Extension is sponsoring an International Cuisine Cooking Camp on the third Saturday of each month starting on Oct. 16. Youth in grades 3 through 12 will learn and create dishes from countries such as Mexico, Kenya, Ethiopia, Australia, Thailand, Tanzania and Japan, and physical activities that originated in each of those countries. Classes will be at the Aycock Creation Center in Henderson, 307 Carey Chapel Road. To register, see https://forms.gle/TsWswU8RdKtrnWsh9 or contact Nitasha Kearney at 252-438-8188 or ndkearney@ncat.edu.

OCT. 22

COMMUNITY FALL FESTIVAL, Turning Point CDC and Oasis of Hope Ministries will host a Community Fall Festival on Friday, Oct. 22, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The event will feature community resource vendors, food trucks, a bounce house, a photo booth, bingo, games, the Creating Success Mobile Learning Lab and a live raffle. The raffle will be for a chance to win a new HVAC system and install. Family-friendly costumes are welcome. Admission is free, but food and tickets for games will be available for purchase. For more information, contact Kate Delahanty, kdelahanty@turningpointcdc.org.

OCT. 26

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.

OCT. 29

TRUNK OR TREAT, Maria Parham Health is hosting a COVID-safe, Drive-Through Trunk or Treat event on Friday evening, Oct. 29, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on its Henderson campus. This event is free and open to the public. Children will remain inside visitors’ cars at all times, while Maria Parham team members distribute candy and treats through the car windows to ensure a safe Halloween experience. This event will be held in the back parking lot of the hospital. Visitors should arrive through the main entrance of the hospital, then follow the signs to the right.

OCT. 30

BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT, Oxford Parks and Recreation is having a three-on-three basketball tournament. If you are between the ages of 12 and 16 and think you can ball or know someone who can, lace up the sneakers. The tournament will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hicks outdoor basketball court. All teams must pre-register. Up to four players on a team; only three can play at a time. Each team must have a team captain; rules will be provided to the team captain, games will be 15 minutes or 15 points and the tournament format will depend on the amount of teams that participate. Free.

NOV. 4

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 (lnewlin@ci.henderson.nc.us).

NOV. 5

WARREN AG FEST, Local gardeners, farmers and families are invited to attend the first ever Warren Ag Fest on Friday, Nov. 5, from 9 a.m. until noon at 158 Rafters Lane in Warrenton. Hosted by the Warren County Center of N.C. Cooperative Extension, this event will showcase a wide variety of resources available at low or no cost including: soil analysis for farms, lawns and gardens; 4-H activities for youth; farm and garden equipment available to rent; tips for healthy lifestyles; consultation services for farmers and gardeners; and much more. Master Gardener volunteers will be on-hand to share gardening information and to unveil the latest additions to their display gardens. The Ag Fest is a free event and will offer refreshments, door prizes and even a few give-a-ways. All the details, including a schedule of equipment demonstrations and an optional registration form are available at http://go.ncsu.edu/warrenagfest. For more information call 252-257-3640, or email mbplace@ncsu.edu or paul_mckenzie@ncsu.edu.

NOV. 6

OUTDOOR WALKING, Turning Point CDC will host an Outdoor Walking Group on Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021, from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the Henderson YMCA Track, 380 Ruin Creek Road, Henderson. Pedometers will be provided to track steps. No registration required and all ages are welcome. For more information, please contact Kate Delahanty, kdelahanty@turningpointcdc.org or call 252-621-5190.

NOV. 7

VETERANS PARADE, The Granville County Veterans Parade starts on Sunday, Nov. 7, at 3 p.m. Please come out to downtown Oxford for a celebration of Granville County’s veterans. To participate, please call or email Rebekah Olivares at 919-603-1101 or email event.coord@oxfordnc.org.

NOV. 10

GROUP FITNESS, Turning Point CDC will host a free Group Fitness session on Wednesday, Nov. 10, from 6 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. at 2495 U.S. 1-158 Business, Henderson. All fitness levels are encouraged to attend this fun class with personal trainer, Britt Fit Britt. Join us for a fitness session in an encouraging and empowering environment. No registration required and all ages welcome. For more information, please visit www.turningpointcdc.org/health-and-wellness. With questions, please call 252-621-5190 or contact Kate Delahanty, kdelahanty@turningpointcdc.org.

NOV. 18

TOBACCO REFERENDUM, The Tobacco Research Referendum will be held on Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021. One polling place has been established in Granville County, in the Granville County Cooperative Extension Office, 125 Oxford Outer Loop Road, Oxford NC, 27565. Voting will take place from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. In Vance County, voting will occur at the county Extension office, 305 Young St., Henderson, NC 27536. The referendum is being held to let tobacco growers decide if they wish to continue the self-assessment program. This program has been in place since 1991, and the law requires that a new referendum be held every six years.

DEC. 2

CHRISTMAS CHILI, The Shepherd Youth Ranch, 3017 Brassfield Road, Creedmoor, will have a Christmas Chili Cook-off and Play on Thursday, Dec. 2, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. 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 missed having this cook-off last year. We will also be having our first ever Christmas play. Join us as our Trailblazers will be telling about the first Christmas.

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 (lnewlin@ci.henderson.nc.us).

DEC. 15

GROUP FITNESS, Turning Point CDC will host a free Group Fitness session on Wednesday, Dec. 15, from 6 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. at 2495 U.S. 1-158 Business, Henderson. All fitness levels are encouraged to attend this fun class with personal trainer, Britt Fit Britt. Join us for a fitness session in an encouraging and empowering environment. No registration required and all ages welcome. For more information, please visit www.turningpointcdc.org/health-and-wellness. With questions, please call 252-621-5190 or contact Kate Delahanty, kdelahanty@turningpointcdc.org.

DEC. 28

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.