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GRANVILLE COMMUNITY BRIEFS

The Butner Church Council food pantry at Community United Methodist Church, 507 W. E St., Butner is open on Tuesdays from 1:30-3 p.m. and Wednesdays 5-6 p.m. The pantry serves anyone in need in the Butner and Stem area every 60 days. Identification is required.

Granville Health System and the Granville County Chamber of Commerce will welcome new teachers with a homecoming tailgate on Tuesday beginning at 3 p.m. at the Masonic Home for Children, 600 College St., Oxford.

New teachers to Granville County who are representing Falls Lake Academy, Granville County Public Schools and Oxford Preparatory are invited to enjoy typical tailgate food and games on the lawn.

Chamber members are invited to bring a table and tent and share information about businesses and upcoming events.

Gift bags will be given to all of the new teachers. Contact the chamber office at 919-693-6125 or email wanda@granville-chamber.com to donate items to be included.

Alive After Five

The next Alive After Five event will be held Thursday from 5:30-8:30 p.m. in the VanNess Chevrolet Parking lot, North Main Street, Creedmoor. The Attractions Band will provide the music. Admission is free.

Dogs Deserve Better summer auction

Dogs Deserve Better of the Piedmont will host a Dog Days of Summer Quarter Auction on Saturday, Aug. 17 beginning at 6 p.m. at Vino Oasi, 3200 Bliss Trail, Stem. Visit with vendors and enjoy beef brisket sliders at 6 p.m., and the quarter auction will start at 7 p.m.

The cost is $10 and includes a meal and paddle. Additional paddles cost $5. Win and non-alcoholic drinks will be available for purchase.

All players must be 18 years or older to participate. For ticket information, go to ddbpiedmont.org.

Woodland owner workshop

Woodland owners are invited to a workshop about marketing timber Thursday, Aug. 29 from 7-9 p.m. at the Granville County Expo Center, 4185 US 15, Oxford. The workshop is co-sponsored by the NC Forest Service and NC Cooperative Extension.

Presenters will include a forestry specialist (Dr. Robert Bardon, NCSU Extension Forestry), a woodland owner (Preston Floyd, 2017 NC Tree Farmer of the Year) and a registered consulting forester.

The event is free to attend but registration is requested. For more information, visit http://go.ncsu.edu/manageyourwoods, call 252-438-8188 or 919-603-1350, or email paul_mckenzie@ncsu.edu or johnny_coley@ncsu.edu.

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