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 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, Participants can not be dropped off. Only the participant and one guardian will be allowed. For more, 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. 25

COMMUNITY CLEANUP DAY, The City of Henderson is asking that citizens, businesses, churches and all other local organizations work together to clean our streets. Gather at 7:45 a.m. on Sept. 25 at the city of Henderson Operations Center, 900 S. Beckford Drive. For more information, contact Tracey Kimbrell at 252-430-5702 or traceykimbrell@henderson.nc.gov.

SEPT. 26

ALUMNI MEETING, The Fayetteville State University Alumni will conduct a meeting at 6 p.m., virtually. Alumni members can send an email to meetwbroncos@gmail.com to request the zoom meeting ID access by Sunday.

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.

JOB FAIR, Maria Parham Health is holding a job fair from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 29, at 566 Ruin Creek Road. The hospital is hiring RNs, LPNs, NAs and paramedics A commitment bonus is available. RSVP to Stephanie Fox, 919-482-3479.

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).

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 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.

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 Kerr Lake Country Club 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. 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. 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. 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 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.