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- Community clothing and backpack giveaway, Saturday August 24, 2019 from 8 am to Noon in the Family Life Center at New Sandy Creek Baptist Church, 1699 Weldon’s Mill Road, Henderson, NC 27537. Clothing, coats, backpack and school supplies will be given away.
- Victory Road Baptist Church, 235 Boothe Ave in Henderson, is having a Back to School Giveaway! August 24, 2019 from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon until supplies are gone.
- The Gospel Inspirator’s are coming together for a big Gospel Reunion Celebration Concert on August 24, 2019 at 115 South Carolina Ave in Henderson. Doors open at 5:00 pm and program starts at 6:00 pm. Admission is free and food and drinks will be available.
- Suicide Prevention Training: Question, Persuade, Refer. It teaches participants how to ask the right questions about suicide, how to persuade a person to get help and how to refer an individual to the right resource. This training will take place at Baskerville Funeral Home, LLC 104 S. Chestnut St. in Henderson on August 26, 2019 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. For more information and to register contact Gina Dement at Cardinal Innovations Healthcare at 919-215-0721.
- Carey Chapel Community Watch will hold its next meeting at 6:00 pm on Monday August 26, 2019 in the fellowship hall of Carey Baptist Church located on Carey Chapel Road. Allen Simmons will be the guest speaker. All members and area residents are encouraged to attend.
- Cops on Top is North Carolina’s Special Olympics Fundraiser. It will be held at the Chick-fil-A on Dabney Drive in Henderson on September 5, 2019 from 6:00 am to 5:00 pm. There will be a bouncy house and face painting provided by Boho Character Antics. WIZS will be reporting live and there will be special guest appearances by Sparky the Dog, Muddy from the Mudcats from 3:30 – 4:30 pm.
- Brassfield Fire Department is holding a Fireman’s Day Fundraiser on Saturday September 7, 2019 from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm. BBQ Chicken and Pork plate $10 per plate. Eat in or take out. If you eat in it’s all you can eat! Brassfield FD Station 16 is located at 1680 Highway 96 South. For more information contact Asst. Chief Hymiller at 919-906-7828.
- Hear Unashamed at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church Homecoming, September 8, 2019 at 11:00 am. Great food to follow!
- On September 21, 2019 at 12:30 pm a bench press contest at strong Ox Cross Fit Gym in Oxford will be held. Adult entry fee is $40 dollars, teens $30 dollars. For more information email [email protected] or call 252-432-4196 and leave a message, you will be contacted soon as possible.
- BACK TO WORK SERIES: Small Business 6-part Series on Creating a Digital Marketing Blueprint for Business. In a world where digital marketing reigns, the rules seem to constantly fluctuate. Small business owners need resources they can rely on that are easy to manage while maintaining all the other aspects of running a business. This 6-part series provides small business owners with a blueprint, or framework, that will give them the knowledge and tools they need to successfully market their business in today’s online world. Attendees who are present at each of the 6 2-hour seminars will receive a 12-hour certificate of completion at the conclusion of the series. Dates and times for each day in the series are listed below. These events will take place at the Thornton Library, 210 Main Street in Oxford with instructor Melanie Diehl. Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops for use during the seminars. It is important that participants also bring login information for their social media accounts. September 16: Lesson 3: 10 am-12 pm Websites and Point of Sale Systems for your Business – Description: Your website is the one piece of the internet you actually own. There are multiple options for creating a website, from a single landing page to a multiple page site with customer access and shopping carts and more. How will you make online selling easy? In this session, learn from a panel of experts about websites and POS systems and determine what’s best for your small business. Lesson 4: 1 pm – 3 pm Email Marketing for your Small Business – Description: Email marketing has a 90% deliverability rate and an average of 38x ROI. Done right, it can really drive sales and brand awareness for your small business. This seminar will help you avoid common mistakes and maximize your emails for powerful impact! October 14: Lesson 5: 10 am – 12 pm Facebook Marketing for your Small Business – Description: Learn the latest strategies for using Facebook to market your business: what’s new and why it’s important; the difference between a Facebook profile, a page, business manager and ads manager. Learn the difference between Facebook ads and boosted posts, and about groups and bots. Pre-requisite: Facebook personal profile AND Facebook business page. Lesson 6: 1 pm – 3 pm Harnessing the Power of Instagram – Description: With over 500 million monthly active users on Instagram, your business has the potential to reach, engage, and build a massive community on Instagram. But where do you start? Join us for this seminar where we will cover how to build your Instagram brand, the ins and outs of Instagram, hashtags. Bring your device and be ready for some hands-on time to practice what you learn in class. Pre-requisite: Instagram account.
- Victory Road Baptist Church, 235 Boothe Ave in Henderson will hold a pre-anniversary musical celebrating the 8th pastoral anniversary of Rev. Paula Eubanks on September 21, 2019. Program begins at 5:00 pm and doors open at 4:00 pm. All are welcome to come to this free event. Food, drinks and snacks will be available.
- Come out and support those that fought for your freedom and continue to fight for our wounded and non wounded Warriors. The 6th Annual Military Order of the Purple Heart Bike Run, Sponsored by the American Legion Post 60 will be held on Saturday September 28, 2019. Registration is from 9:00 – 10:30 am and kick stands up at 10:30 am. A meal will be served upon return to the American Legion. This ride will benefit all Warriors by those who wish to donate to such a worthy cause. 100% of all donations will be used to support our Warriors. The American Legion Post 60 is located at 110 E. Spring St. in Henderson.
- South Henderson Pentecostal Holiness Church, 905 Americal Rd. in Henderson will hold a Christmas Dinner Theatre “For Unto Y’all”. The Christmas Story, it’s as familiar as our own names. It all happened so long ago and so far away that sometimes we lose sight of the miracle of it all. But imagine for a moment the good Lord chose a different time and place to bring the Christ child into the world. Imagine a time not so long ago, and a place not so far away…The Old West. Imagine that, and come hear the Christmas Story once again as if you were hearing it for the very first time! Tickets are $30.00 each and dinner includes prime rib, baked potato, garden salad, dinner roll, dessert and beverage. Performance dates are Nov. 30 @ 6 pm, Dec. 1st @ 6pm, Dec. 5th @ 6:30 pm, Dec. 6th @ 6:30 pm, Dec. 7th @ 6 pm, and Dec. 8th @ 6 pm. For reservations for the Nov. 30 show call 252-432-7714, Dec. 1st call 304-237-3344, Dec. 5th call 252-430-9451, Dec. 6th call 252-432-3840, Dec. 7th call 252-432-5379 and Dec. 8th call 252-432-5337.
- 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 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.
- 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]