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FAMILIES LIVING VIOLENCE FREE, When you take out the trash you don’t go back out to check on it, right? When you’ve decided to let something go that is no longer working for you just be done with it. It’s not your job to go back and make sure it’s OK. Families Living Violence Free can help! Call our 24/7 Crisis Line to speak with a trained advocate: 919-693-5700 or Español 919-690-0888.

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.

THROUGH OCT. 1

KNOW YOUR LAND, This fall the Vance and Granville offices of N.C. Cooperative Extension are partnering with the N.C. Forest Service to host a series of six classes with a focus on “Getting to Know Your Land.” The series will cover everything from plant identification to pond, pasture and woodlot management, providing a broad overview of practices that help landowners get the most benefit from the natural resources on their property. The classes are scheduled for Friday afternoons from 2 p.m. to 4 pm on Oct. 1, 15 and 29, Nov. 19, and Dec. 3 and 17. The sessions will offer a mix of classroom instruction and in-the-field learning. The classes are free, but registration is required. For complete details and to register, visit http://go.ncsu.edu/knowyourland or call 252-438-8188 or 919-603-1350.

SEPT. 18

DUCKY DERBY, The 12th Annual Ducky Derby is on Saturday, Sept. 18, in downtown Henderson. At 11 a.m. there will be a Child Care Appreciation event on Breckenridge Street. The Ducky Derby Race is at noon on Garnett Street. Go to www.fgvsmartstart.org for more information.

GOSPEL STAGE PLAY, There will be a live performance of the play “Too Young To Be Saved?” at McGregor Hall, 201 Breckenridge St., Henderson, on Saturday, Sept. 18, at 5 p.m. A remake of the original “Too Young to Be Saved,” this play is a riveting, soul stirring, story about the lives of two families and their young adult children and some of the many challenges they face. You will see depictions of life events that you will be able to identify with and relate to. The Bible forewarns us of the end times and what they will be like. We are living in those times. Watch as our young people take center stage and stir up the age-old question, that with everything that is going on around us, do we still think we are too young to be saved? Hearts will be touched, souls will be saved and lives will be changed forever after witnessing this God-ordained ministry. Bring your family, bring your friends, bring your tissue! For more information, contact Connie Ragland, writer/director, at 252 590-0303 or connierag@gmail.com.

SEPT. 22

GROUP FITNESS, Turning Point CDC will host a free Group Fitness Session on Wednesday, Sept. 22, 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 with Britt Fit Britt. 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.

SEPT. 23

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).

KITTRELL WATCH, The next Kittrell Community Watch meeting will be on Sept. 23rd at 6 p.m., in the fellowship hall of Union Chapel United Methodist Church, 6535 Raleigh Road, Kittrell, North Carolina.

TRANSPORTATION PLANNING, The Kerr-Tar Rural Planning Organization’s Transportation Advisory Committee will meet Thursday, Sept. 23, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the offices of the Kerr-Tar Regional Council of Governments, 1724 Graham Ave., Henderson.

BLOOD DRIVE, “Honor Your Hero. Be A Hero” is the theme for the first blood drive sponsored by the Ernest F. Hart American Legion Post 90 in Oxford and the American Red Cross. The drive is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 23, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Post building, 914 Williamsboro St. in Oxford.

SEPT. 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.

SEPT 29

BUSINESS AFTER HOURS, Belk of Henderson, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

OCT. 1

TENNIS TOURNAMENT, The Oxford Invitational Tennis Tournament will be held at Granville Athletic Park Oct. 1-3 for boys and girls 18 and under singles, men’’s or women’s open singles, men’s or women’s open doubles, and open mixed doubles. Contact Betty Lou Davis for information, at 919-482-6494, or register at https://bit.ly/3gZINVU.

OCT. 2

REUNION, The Vance Senior High Class of 1986 will be having its 35th Class Reunion on Saturday, Oct. 2, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Seven Springs Vineyards in Norlina. For more information, please contact Sheri Walters Moss at sherimoss20@gmail.com.

CULTURE FEST, The John Chavis Historical Society is sponsoring a Culture Fest in downtown Oxford on Littlejohn Street on Saturday, Oct. 2, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Performances will highlight Polynesian, African and Latin American culture, clogging, jazz by Detroit Yancey and more. There will also be food trucks, vendors and booths.

OUTDOOR WALKING, Turning Point CDC will host an Outdoor Walking Group on Saturday, Oct. 2, 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.

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).

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.

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. 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. 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 for their award winning chili. 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. 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.