Cooperative Extension with Wayne Rowland 02/17/20

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February 

  • Celebrate Valentine’s Day at McGregor Hall with a night of “ABBAMANIA: An ABBA Tribute” on Friday February 14, 2020. The performance begins at 7:30pm. Come enjoy a rock musical which takes you back to the disco era with one of the best pop bands in history, ABBA. “ABBAMANIA” features nine incredible musicians and singers performing 21 of ABBA’s hits, with all the costume changes, choreography, live band, backup singers and the big studio sound. Tickets for this event can be purchased by drop in: 201 Breckenridge St. in Henderson Mon-Fri 1:30p to 5:30p; by calling 252-598-0662 Mon-Fri 1:30p to 5:30p or visit www.McGregorHall.org (use eTix official site, online fees apply).
  • Holy Temple Church Missionary Dept. is sponsoring Soup & Sandwich Day on February 15, 2020 from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm. The clothes closet will also be open, all clothing is free to anyone who needs them.
  • Oak Level U.C.C Christian Women Working Together will be having their annual 100 Women in Red program on Sunday February 16, 2020 at 3 pm. Speaker for the occasion is Rev. Latanya Joyner of Oxford. The Jerusalem Gospel Choir will render music. Please come out and support.
  • Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE Act) Training on Tuesday February 18, 2020 from 6 pm to 7 pm at Baskerville Funeral Home 104 S. Chestnut St. in Henderson. This is an opportunity to learn more about the ABLE Act, which amends Section 529 of the IRS Code of 1986 to create tax-advantaged savings accounts for individuals with disabilities. These tax-advantage savings accounts can be used to cover qualified disability expenses including: education, transportation, housing, obtaining and maintaining employment, personal support services, acquisition of assistive technology and health and wellness. For more information contact Charlie Baskerville, Jr. at [email protected] or call 252-430-6824.
  • The Kittrell Community Watch will meet Thursday February 20, 2020 at 7 pm in the fellowship hall of Union Chapel United Methodist Church, 6535 US #1 Business S. Kittrell, NC. Guest Speaker will be Capt. John Shelton, Vance County Sheriff’s Department. His topic will be church security and will touch on church policy, and lessons learned from recent “church shootings” across the country. He will offer insight in how to protect yourself and others should you ever be faced with this situation. All are invited to attend even if you live outside the Kittrell area. Light Refreshments will be served.
  • Bro. James Martin and Harmony will be sponsoring a musical program on Saturday February 22, 2020 at 4 pm at St. James Missionary Baptist Church located at 3005 Oxford Rd. in Henderson. On the program will be Josiah of Divine Habitation, The Gospel Heralds, Work in Progress, and others. Please come out and help to make this program a success.
  • Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church will host its 1st Annual Gospel Music Awards on Sunday February 23, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. Special guest will be The Holly Spirit along with other gospel performers. Everyone is invited to attend the Red Carpet Event to pay tribute to the music of Gospel Greats. Formal attire is suggested, Tuxedos and gowns are welcomed. The church is located at 2464 Rock Mill Rd. in Henderson.
  • The Carey Chapel Community Watch will hold its next meeting at 6:00 pm on Monday February 24, 2020 in the Fellowship Hall of Carey Baptist Church located on Carey Chapel Road. Guest speaker will be members of the local Salvation Army. All members and area residents are encouraged to attend this meeting.
  • The Tupperware Sale will be held in the John T. Church Classroom of Maria Parham Health in Henderson on Wednesday February 26, 2020 from 7 am to 4 pm and Thursday February 27, 2020 from 7 am to 2 pm.
  • Blessed Hope Baptist Church will have a Spaghetti Supper Youth Fundraiser on February 28, 2020 from 11 am to 7 pm. Plate will include spaghetti, salad, bread and dessert. Drink for dine in only. Cost is $7 per plate and you can eat in, carry out or have delivered. For more information call Chris Pegram at 252-432-0860.
  • Davis Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, located at 742 North Chestnut St. in Henderson, is reopening its soup kitchen with clothing giveaway each Tuesday and Thursday from 11 am to 12:30 pm. Members of the church will be serving a free, full lunch of meat, two sides, dessert and drink to anyone in need of a hot meal. The clothing giveaway is also free and includes clothing for kids, women and men. Those in need in the community are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity.
  • Perry Memorial Library will host Totally Tweens – ages 8-12, Mondays at 5 pm. Program themes will vary by week.
  • Perry Memorial Library will host Story Explorers – ages 5-11, Tuesdays at 5 pm. Explore books and stories in creative ways.
  • Perry Memorial Library will host STEAMworks – ages 10-14, Wednesdays at 5 pm. Weekly lessons in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math.
  • Perry Memorial Library will host Books & Babies – ages birth – 2, Thursdays at 10:45 am. A lap sit program focusing on pre-reading skills.
  • Perry Memorial Library will host Mother Goose Story-time – ages 2-5, Thursdays at 11 am. Songs, books, music and crafts.
  • Perry Memorial Library will host LEGO Fun Club- ages 5-13, Thursdays at 4 pm. Free build, drop in program offered year-round.
  • Arthritis Exercise Class is a free low-impact, joint safe program developed for people with arthritis. This class has been proven to decrease pain and stiffness while increasing flexibility and range of motion. It will be held at the Aycock Recreation Center. For more information call Crystal at 252-431-6091.
  • Senior Bingo: Henderson-Vance Recreation and Parks Dept. will be hosting Community Bingo for seniors, ages 55+ at Aycock Recreation Center. For more info call Crystal at 252-431-6091.
  • Senior Prep Games is designed for participants 50+ who are planning to participate in the 2020 Senior Games. Participants will have the opportunity to practice or learn about the sports that are offered during Senior Games. For more info call Crystal at 252-431-6091.
  • Pickleball for adults 50+ will be held on Thursdays at 10 am at Aycock Recreation Center. For more info call Crystal at 252-431-6091.
  • Badminton for adults 50+ will be held on Mondays at 10 am at Aycock Recreation Center. Fore more info call Crystal at 252-431-6091.
  • Vance County SOFit is a FREE 16-week wellness program that promotes healthy lifestyles through increased physical activity and improved daily nutrition. This program is specially for people with intellectual disabilities, but workout partners are welcome! For more info call Crystal at 252-431-6091.
  • Kiddie Kardio is a fitness class for preschoolers! Kids ages 1 to 5 will move and groove, play and stretch to fun music wile bringing out lots of energy. Parents must stay and supervise their children and are welcome to join the fun! For more info call Lauren at 252-438-3160
  • Winter swim lessons will be held at the Henderson Vance Recreation and Parks Dept. For more info call Lauren at 252-438-3160
  • Crafty kids is for children ages 2-6 and will enjoy age level craft projects led by an amazing instructor. Come prepared for your toddler to get messy and have fun! Parents must stay and supervise children and are welcome to join the fun. For more info call Lauren at 252-438-3160.
  • Lego Club is for kids ages 7-13 to enjoy getting creative with different themes. Parents must stay to supervise their children and are welcome to enjoy the fun. For more info call Lauren at 252-438-3160.

March

  • Wilton Elementary School  will hold a Quarter Auction on Friday March 6, 2020 at 6 pm. Cost is $10 for a ticket to enter and “bid”, need quarters to play. Items auctioned off, if bidding the paddle is raised and quarter amount paid. Most bids are 1 or 2 quarters. Winner takes the prize. If your paddle number is called and you didn’t bid, a new number will be drawn. Most auctioned items are valued at $10-$100! Come out for family fun and lots of prizes to win! Money raised will benefit the Wilton PTO which funds school supplies, recess equipment, teacher appreciation, events and more!
  • A Gospel Singing: The Landmark Trio will be featured Saturday March 7, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. at Joy In The Lord Baptist Church 1238 Debnam Ave. Henderson. Everyone is welcome to attend.
  • Henderson Kiwanis Club is holding a Trout Dinner for the benefit of children on Monday March  9, 2020 from 4 – 7 pm at 220 Seafood Restaurant. Cost is $8.00 per plate and includes trout, slaw, fries, hushpuppies. Eat in or take out, beverage for eat in only.
  • The 5th Annual Pins for Pets will be held on March 14, 2020 at Palace Pointe, 5050 Durham Rd. in Roxboro. This bowling tournament and pin art auction will have lots of fun, prizes and raffles! For more information or to register visit www.pinsforpets.dojiggy.com

April

  • Big Ruin Creek Baptist Church is holding a fundraising event on Monday April 6, 2020 from 4:00 – 7:00 pm at 220 Seafood Restaurant in  Henderson. Plates are $ 8.00 and include slaw, trout, French fries or baked potato. Drink only if you eat in. Contact Dorothy Wimbush at 252-425-7366 for advance tickets. Tickets will also be sold at the door the day of the event.

ON-GOING EVENTS:

  • The Food Pantry at ACTS is very low, please consider donating some of the following items: peanut butter, jelly, canned meats, canned vegetables except green beans and corn, powdered milk, canned or dried beans, rice, instant mashed potatoes, boxed mac and cheese, pasta, boxed cereal, canned fruit, instant cup of soup noodles, applesauce cups, bottled water, juice boxes or pouches, pudding cups and evaporated milk. Consider asking your church or civic group to hold a Food Drive. Items may be brought to 305 South Chestnut St. in Henderson between 7:45 – 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
  • Farmers and gardeners are reminded that from April 1st until the end of December, soil samples may be submitted for analysis to the NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services at no charge. Sample boxes, forms and instructions are available at the NC Cooperative Extension offices in Vance and Warren Counties and provide free delivery to the lab in Raleigh. For more information call 252-438-8188 or 252-257-3640.
  • As temperatures warm it is time for Spring cleaning! Consider donating your used goods to the Salvation Army Family store located at 218 Raleigh Rd. in Henderson right down the road from the Dollar Tree. Large items can be be picked up by calling 252-558-1050 and small items can be brought to the store. All items are sold at the store at a low price to fund the programs in Vance County that make a difference in people’s lives. Store hours are 9 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday and 9 am to 4 pm on Saturday.
  • If someone you know or someone you suspect is a victim of domestic violence, please call FAMILIES LIVING VIOLENCE FREE 24/7 Crisis line English 919-693-5700 and 24/7 Crisis line Hispanic 919-690-0888. There is always someone there to listen, to help! Everything is confidential. Please…you could be saving a life….it could be your own.
  • On disability and looking to come back to work? NTI is the leader in helping individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans back into the workplace. We’ve already helped over 1,200 individuals within Vance County through our job services and, considering 1 in every 6 Americans has a disability, there are a lot more to help. If you are on SSI or SSDI and are looking to re-enter the workforce, learn more about the services we offer and register for our program at bit.ly/1450HelpsAmericansWithDisabilities. Our services are FREE to the public throughout America and we even offer free customer service training for those who qualify. If you have questions about what we offer, visit our Facebook page at facebook.com/nticentral. and IM us. Maybe we can be the ones to help.
  • Do you need home repairs? Are you on a fixed income? Mission Legacy Inc. has partnered with contractors that provide low-cost repairs, based on income. For more information or to register for affordable home repairs call 252-204-0909 or email [email protected]
  • Granville Vance Public Health is offering Medication Assisted Treatment within Primary Care Clinic. Patients seen for Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) will be treated with kindness and respect, no different from any other patient. This is a judgment-free zone. Most insurance is accepted for visits and medication. Lab testing will be billed through LabCorp for special low rates. For more information or to make an appointment call the Granville Co. Health Department at 919-693-2141 or the Vance Co. Health Department at 252-492-7915. We believe even one day off heroin or opioids is a successful start to a better quality of life.
  • It is important to stay safe when using your generator. The outdoor power equipment institute recommends reviewing your owner’s manual and following all manufacturer instructions. Make sure your generator is well ventilated. Place it outside and away from windows, doors and vents. Never use a generator inside your home or garage. Install a battery-operated carbon monoxide detector. For more safety tips go to opei.org.
  • Could you be the voice for a child in court? Train to become a volunteer with the North Carolina Guardian ad Litem program and advocate for the best interest of abused and neglected children in court. If you would like to find out more about being the voice for a child, visit www.volunteerforgal.org or call the Guardian ad Litem Office at 252-430-5121 or 919-497-4244.
  • The Vance County Animal Shelter is in need of Clorox to help clean the cages. Also in need of food for puppies, dogs, cats and kittens.
  • The Kindle Ministry at Clearview Church is in need of more volunteers for Gang-Free, Inc. Volunteers are needed on Mondays from 4-6:30 p.m. to help kids with their homework, play games, serve meals and spend time with the kids. Mondays are days that Kindle serves with Gang-Free, but volunteer positions are available every day of the week. For more information contact Cara Gill at 252-425-4280.
  • Help Seniors get hired! Are you 55 or older and looking for a job? NC NCBA-SCSEP supports over 300 part-time positions in 18 counties by providing hands-on workplace settings for seniors to develop new skills and talents and support community service activities. Must meet income guidelines, able to work 20 hours per week, participate in job search and earn minimum wage stipend. For more info call Beryle Lewis at 919-693-2686 or email [email protected]

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