Mark Your Calendars: Granville Co. Activities Feb. 17 – March 2

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-Information courtesy Granville County Government

Mark your calendars for the following Granville County activities:

YOU’RE NEVER TOO OLD FOR YOUNG ADULT NOVELS. The Young Adult (YA) Book Club for ages 18 and up will meet at the Richard H. Thornton Library in Oxford at 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 17. The featured book for discussion is “Everlife” by Gena Showalter. Limited copies of the book are available at the library and can be reserved. Contact Stefani Perry, Adult Services Librarian, at 919-693-1121 for details.

LEARN TO COMPOST with a special program offered on Feb. 19 at the Granville County Senior Center in Oxford. Teresa Baker, Granville County’s Recycling Coordinator, will be on hand to share information about the benefits of composting to your soil and to the environment. This is a free program and is offered at 1 p.m.

REGISTRATION CONTINUES for a Wildlife Damage and Management Strategies Workshop, to be held Feb. 21 at the Granville County Expo and Convention Center. This event is presented by the N.C. Cooperative Extension Service, Granville County Center, in conjunction with Franklin County, Vance County and Warren County, with presentations by the US Department of Agriculture and the NC Wildlife Resources Commission. Reserve your seat by calling 919-603-1350.

AFRICAN-AMERICAN VOTING RIGHTS HISTORY will be discussed during a program at the Richard H. Thornton Library on Feb. 24. From 6:30 until 8 p.m., Sallyann Marable Hobson will address the voting history in Granville County and Post Civil War North Carolina. Call 919-693-1121 for details.

UNDERSTANDING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE programs are being offered at the Granville County Senior Center, 107 Lanier Street in Oxford. Instructed by the Families Living Violence Free organization, the last of these informative sessions will be held on Feb. 18 from 1 until 2 p.m., with a topic of “Personal Boundaries.” This program is open to the public at no charge. Call Marilyn Howard at 919-693-1930 for details.

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.

AMERICAN MAH-JONGG is a card game that derives from the ancient Chinese and is increasing in popularity. The game of skill (and luck) is being taught by Joyce Martin on Mondays through Feb. 24 at 3:15 p.m. at the Granville County Senior Center in Oxford. There is no fee to attend this class. Contact CLL Coordinator Marilyn Howard at 919-693-1930 for details. (Limit 8 players).

CRICUT WORKSHOPS  are scheduled through the Granville County Library System as participants (age 18+) learn to make their own leather earrings. Sessions are being held 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.

BARN QUILT PAINTING CLASSES continue through the Creative Lifelong Learning Program. A class taught by Reba McInnis is scheduled for Feb. 20 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Granville County Senior Center, 107 Lanier Street, in Oxford. Registration is required. Contact Marilyn Howard at 919-693-1930 for more details and for a fee schedule.

LOCAL QUILTERS, OR THOSE WHO WANT TO LEARN HOW, can join the Berea Library’s Quilting Club, which meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at the Berea Branch, 1211 Hwy 158. For details, call 919-693-1231.

THE ROAD TO WORLD WAR I is a course offered through the Creative Lifelong Learning Program and is offered Mondays through March 2 at the Granville County Senior Center in Oxford. The instructor is George Robinson, who provides historical information that spans from the Civil War to the firing of the first shots of “The War to End All Wars.” Call 919-693-1930 for more information.

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