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- Volunteer Bellringers are needed! Apply at the Salvation Army in Henderson at 355 Alexander Ave or call 252-438-7107!
- 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 Dec. 5th @ 6:30 pm, and Dec. 8th @ 6 pm. For reservations for the Nov. 30 show call 252-432-7714, 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.
- A magical night is planned on Friday, December 6, 2019 for the 14th Annual Lighting of the Greens and Christmas Parade sponsored by Downtown Oxford Economics Development Corporation, the City of Oxford and partner Granville Health System. The Christmas parade will take place rain, snow or shine, so please plan accordingly. Events will take place from 4 pm to 9 pm. Vendor market opens from 4-6:30 pm, line up begins for parade participants at 5:30 pm, welcome opening comments 6:30-6:45 pm, Lighting of the Greens 6:45-6:50 pm and parade starts at 7 pm. Parade will start from Belle Street, travel down Williamsboro St., then Hillsboro St., and end by taking a right on McClanahan St. to the Public Works Parking lot.
- The Henderson Christmas Parade will be held on Saturday December 7, 2019. The parade begins at 4 pm and will proceed along Garnett St. in downtown Henderson ending at Montgomery Street. Food vendors will be available at the corner of Orange and South Garnett St. Floats, fire trucks and vehicles with trailers participating in the parade will line up on the Dabney Drive Extension (enter from Raleigh Rd) beginning at 3 pm. A tree lighting ceremony will follow the parade in front of the McGregor Hall Performing Arts Center and the Perry Memorial Library on Breckenridge St.
- Northeast Forage Field Day will be held on December 9, 2019 at 2 pm at Taylor’s Mill Farm 14926 Taylor’s Mill Rd. in Zebulon. Showcasing numerous varieties of cool-season annuals for livestock producers. For questions or to register call Kelsey at 252-641-7621 or Andy at 252-902-1703.
- The Kittrell Community Watch will meet on Thursday December 12, 2019 at 7 pm in the Fellowship Hall of Union Chapel United Methodist Church 6535 Raleigh Rd in Kittrell. Coventry House and possibly Oxford House will present a program on “extended living decisions”. Come and learn what is available for older adults in their later years. All are invited to attend.
- The Town of Warrenton is having its Christmas parade on Saturday December 14, 2019 on Main Street in Warrenton beginning at 5 pm, at the parade end Santa will meet with children. There will also be a Christmas tree lighting and food vendors. Local food pantry is accepting canned food for donations. Come get in the Christmas spirit and help others with your canned goods.
- Victory Road Baptist Church located at 235 Booth Ave in Henderson will hold its Annual Christmas Fellowship on Saturday December 21, 2019. Enjoy special musical guests, gifts, gift bags, toys for the youth and refreshments. All are welcome to attend.
- New Horizons Baptist Church is having a Brunswick Stew Sale on Saturday January 11, 2020 at The Granville County Shrine Club. Stew is $8 per quart and can be picked up between 9 am – 11 am.
- 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]