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A Community Information Session will be held at Baskerville Funeral Home Chapel, 104 S. Chestnut St. in Henderson on Tuesday, February 14th from 6 -7pm.  Topics of discussion include gang activity, Covid, at risk youth, food insecurity, social and emotional learning and community health workers.  For more information call 252-430-6824.

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West End Community Watch will meet on Tuesday, February 21, at 6:30PM, in the fellowship hall of West End Baptist Church on Dabney Drive, across from Tuist bank. The speaker will be Sam Seifert, Associate Administrator at Maria Parham Health. Law enforcement will present a report. Everyone is welcome to attend!

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The Baptist Men at West End Baptist Church, 619 Dabney Drive will be sponsoring a Fish Fry Fundraiser on February 27th at 220 Seafood Restaurant from 4PM til 7Pm.  Cost is $10. Dinner includes Trout, French Fries, Slaw and Hush Puppies.  Take out Only. All Proceeds go to Missions which include ACTS, Rebuilding Hope, Lifeline Ministries and GRACE Ministries as well as others.

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Vance Charter School Lottery applications will be accepted from now through February 28, 2023.  Applications can be accessed at vancecharter.org.  The lottery will be held on March 4.  Parent information sessions will be held at Vance Charter School on January 31st and February 16th at 6 pm.

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The Henderson Vance Recreation and Parks Department are offering beginner Yoga Classes on Thursday nights from 6:15 to 7pm through March 30th   at Aycock Recreation Center.  Cost is $1 for members and $2 for non members. Register online at hvrpd.recdesk.com or at Aycock Recreation Center, 307 Carey Chapel Rd. For more information contact Crystal Allen at 252-431-6091 or email crystalallen@henderson.nc.gov.

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Join the Henderson-Vance Recreation & Parks Department by “Freezing for a Reason” for the Virtual Plunge now through April 1, 2023! This fundraiser has been a successful event that has raised several thousands of dollars for our Special Olympics participants in this area. To register visit polarplungenc.com. For more information contact Crystal Allen at crystalallen@henderson.nc.gov or (252) 431-6091.

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Carolina United for Change presents the Torch Awards on Saturday, Feb. 18th from 4-6pm at the Crossroads Event Center, 943 W. Andrews Ave.  This year’s honorees include Margaret Ellis, Kendrick Vann, and Mrs. Angela D. Thornton.  The event also features the Heart of Soul band in performance. $10 Donations will be accepted.  For More Information contact Joseph Brodie at 252-762-3364.

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Join the Henderson Vance Recreation and Parks Dept. for a fun-filled morning of arts & crafts in the Aycock Recreation Center Lobby on February 20, 2023 for Hearts Galore. This event is for children aged 3-6 years of age.  Children must be accompanied by an adult. Cost is $3 per participant. Space is limited. For more information contact Crystal Allen at crystalallen@henderson.nc.gov or (252) 431-6091.

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KERR-TAR Regional Council of Governments, The Dementia Alliance of North Carolina and Positive Approach to Care present the Family Caregiver Conference featuring Best practices in dementia care With Teepa Snow. Hear dementia innovator Teepa Snow describe the latest in dementia care. Learn practical skills for engaging and supporting those living with dementia, and learn how to care for yourself in the process. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Family Caregiver Ticket is $15 and Professional Caregiver ticket is $40. The Event will be held Tuesday, February 21st from 9am until 4:30 pm with check in at 8am at the Vance Granville Community College Civic Center.  For questions call 252-436-2040 or email mpatterson@kerrtarcog.

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The Henderson Vance Recreation and Parks Dept. is now registering Youths aged 4-18 and interested in playing Baseball, Softball, and Tee Ball recreationally. The youth participating in this program will gain knowledge about the rules and skills of the game. Registration is open onsite at Aycock Recreation Center or online until Sunday, March 26. Cost is $40 for residents and $60 for non residents. Please contact Jamal Williams at JamalWilliams@henderson.nc.gov or (252) 438-3408.

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The Henderson Vance Recreation and Parks Dept. presents Walk with Ease, an exercise program that can reduce pain and improve overall health for all fitness levels. The program is Arthritis Foundation certified and doctor recommended. The program is free and will be on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays beginning February 2 through March 17th at 11:45am at Aycock Recreation Center on Carey Chapel Rd. For more information contact Crystal Allen at crystalallen@henderson.nc.gov or (252) 431-6091. 

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The Henderson-Vance Recreation & Parks Department hosts field trips for Seniors 55 and better.  Seniors will check out a movie and also enjoy lunch at the Olive Garden in Wake Forest on Wednesday February 15.  Please bring money for movie and lunch.  Seniors will get into the Easter spirit by watching a musical at the Ruby Theatre on Thursday March 16, 2023. Cost is $28.50 and is due at Aycock Recreation Center, Carey Chapel Rd., by February 13th. For more information contact Crystal Allen at crystalallen@henderson.nc.gov or (252) 431-6091.

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Perry Memorial Library presents a Life Hacks Series as a part of their Teen Programs on Tuesdays at 4:30pm.  On FEBRUARY 14TH  ART HACKS featuring FOUND OBJECT ART. On MARCH 7TH  LIFE HACKS- RESUME HELP AND PRACTICE INTERVIEWS; APRIL 11TH 2023 POETRY SLAM – COME CREATE WITH US – BLACK OUT POETRY AND MORE. Perry Memorial Library is located at 205 Breckenridge St., Henderson. For More information visit www.perrylibrary.org or call 252-438-3316 ext. 226.

Winter/Spring Programs

Perry Memorial Library presents “Kids Connect” Monthly Winter and Spring Programs for K-5 Students. At 4:30pm, Tuesday, February 28th – Celebrate Black History Month with a special performer and crafts! Tuesday, March 21st – Stories of Women in History, Scavenger hunt, games and more! Tuesday, April 25th – Come listen to our community poets! Kids learn to write their own poems too! For more information visit www.perrylibrary.org or call 252-438-3316 ext. 226. Perry Memorial Library: Imagine – Discover – Connect.  205 Breckinridge St., Henderson

Survival Skills

Perry Memoria Library presents a Monthly Winter and Spring “Survival Skills” Series for Grades 6-12. Tuesdays @ 4:30 pm. February 21st – Sewing Mittens; March 14th – Sewing Shirts & Repairs; April 18th – Sewing Plush Frogs.  Perry Memorial Library is located at 205 Breckinridge St., Henderson. For more information visit www.perrylibrary.org or call 252-438-3316 ext. 226

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The Henderson-Vance Recreation & Parks Youth Services Department will be hosting Tunnel Vision on Friday, March 3, 2023 at the Youth Services Building (formerly known as Eaton Johnson Gym) from 5:30-7:00PM. There will be speakers from all different backgrounds in attendance that will share their stories and life experiences with youth. All parents/guardians that have an at-risk youth are welcome. For more information contact Darius Pitt at dariuspitt@henderson.nc.gov or (252) 431-6099. 

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The Vance County Special Olympics provides the opportunity for children and adults with intellectual disabilities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in learning skills and competing in basketball. Pre-Registration is required.  Participants must be 18 years of age and complete a Special Olympic Athlete Medical Form.  Register by Tuesday, March 21st. For more information contact Crystal Allen at (252) 431-6091 or vance@sonc.net.

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Statistics show that people who play chess are better at problem-solving and decision making. Playing chess has proven to enhance their creativity, critical thinking skills, academic performance and their ability to focus. Youth ages 5-17 will learn to play chess and have the opportunity to compete in friendly competition with their peers. The Chess Club meets every Tuesday from 6 to 7:3opm. This free program is sponsored by the Henderson-Vance Recreation and Parks dept. You can register at Aycock Recreation Center’s front desk or online at https://hvrpd.recdesk.com/. For more information contact Darius Pitt at dariuspitt@henderson.nc.gov or (252) 431-6099.

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Rebuilding Hope Incorporated accepts some used appliances that are in good working order. The appliances include washers and dryers, refrigerators and electric stoves. Appliances that require repairs cannot be accepted. Rebuilding Hope does not have used furniture and cannot accept household goods or clothing. Rebuilding Hope is located at 414 Raleigh Rd in Henderson and can be reached at 252-438-5132 or 252-425-5593 and via email at rwilson@rebuildinghopeinc.org