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-Press Release, Granville County Government
NEED ASSISTANCE WITH TAXES? If you are a senior age 60+ and a Granville County resident, representatives of the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program are now available at the Granville County Senior Center in Oxford. Volunteers will be on hand from 5 until 8 p.m. each Thursday until April 9 for this free assistance program. Appointments are required. To schedule an appointment, contact the Granville County Senior Center in Oxford at 919-693-1930.
LINE DANCING IS BACK at the Granville County Senior Center in Oxford. Classes are offered each Saturday during the month of February through the Creative Lifelong Learning (CLL) program and are scheduled for 10 and 11 a.m. You don’t have to be a “senior” to participate! Contact Marilyn Howard, CLL Coordinator, at 919-693-1930 for registration or for more details.
BEGINNING COMPUTER SKILLS CLASSES are being offered at the Richard H. Thornton Library. On Monday, Feb. 10 at 6:30 p.m., participants can learn how to convert files to PDF, how to search for and personalize files, and more. Seats are limited to five participants. Registration is required. Call 919-693-1121 for more details.
LEARN TO REPAIR YOUR OWN JEWELRY with instructor Linda Strother as a Jewelry Repair class is offered at the Granville County Senior Center. The session is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 10 at 1:30 p.m. and is one of many classes offered through the Creative Lifelong Learning (CLL) program. Contact Marilyn Howard at 919-693-1930 for details.
BEEN MARRIED FOR 50 YEARS OR MORE? Join the fun on Feb. 12 as the Granville County Senior Center partners with the Granville County Library System to present the “Not-So-Newlywed” Game. Eight local couples will compete for prizes as they see how much they know about their spouse. If interested in participating, contact Angela Wright at 919-693-1930. This event is open to the public and begins at 6 p.m.
A CRICUT WORKSHOP will be held at each branch of the Granville County Library System as participants (age 18+) learn to make their own leather earrings. Sessions will be held at the South Branch Library in Creedmoor (Feb. 12 at 2 p.m.), at the Stovall Library (Feb. 19 at 2 p.m.), at the Thornton Library (Feb. 26 at 2 p.m.) and the Berea Branch (Feb. 27 at 2 p.m.) Supplies will be provided and registration is not required. Contact your nearest local library for details.
TODDLERS AND PRESCHOOLERS can enjoy “Night Time Story Time” at the Thornton Library on Feb. 12. Starting at 5 p.m., little ones will be read popular children’s books to prepare for bedtime. For more details, contact Children’s Librarian Amy Carlson at 919-693-1121.
VALENTINE’S DAY IS ON THE WAY! A Cookie Decorating Class will be held at the South Branch Library at 4 p.m. on Feb. 12. Make a sweet treat for this special day. Fun for the whole family! The South Branch Library is located at 1550 South Campus Drive in Creedmoor. Contact Penelope Mason for details at 919-528-1752.
ARE YOU A WOODLAND OWNER? Learn how to manage your property from planning to harvest with a series of workshops presented by N.C. Cooperative Extension and the North Carolina Forest Service. Topics include planning, regeneration, tree management practices and final harvest. Registration is required for these four sessions, scheduled for Feb. 13, May 14, Aug. 15 and Nov. 12 in various locations in Granville and Vance Counties. Contact the Granville County Cooperative Extension office at 919-603-1350 to learn more. All workshops are scheduled for 7 p.m.
MEET LIBBY, THE NEW MOBILE APP FROM OVERDRIVE. Learn how to borrow books and e-Audio books with Libby, your library on the go! On Thursday, Feb. 13, an informative session will be offered at the Richard H. Thornton Library in Oxford to help library patrons make the most of today’s technology. Registration is not required and basic device skill is recommended. The Richard H. Thornton Library is located at 210 Main Street and the session will be held at 10 a.m.
QUESTIONS ABOUT THE 2020 CENSUS can be answered in a Feb. 19 program provided by Census Representative Kathy Dunton. Dunton will be available at the Granville County Senior Center in Oxford at 11 a.m. for a discussion of why the Census is important, how data results are used and other pertinent information about this once-every-decade event. On March 25, Dunton will return to assist anyone needing help completing the questionnaire. Call the Senior Center at 919-693-1930 for details.