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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.

First Fridays in Creedmoor will present “Mary Poppins Returns” tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Lake Rogers Park.

Kona Ice will be on-site before the movie. Advance registration is not required and the event is free to attend. Follow the city’s website or social media pages for any weather-related event changes.

Brassfield Fire Department fundraiser

The Brassfield Fire Department, 1680 Highway 96 S., Franklinton will host a Fireman’s Day Fundraiser on Saturday from 11 a.m-7 p.m.

Barbecue chicken and pork are $10 per plate. For more information, contact Assistant Chief Hymiller at 919-906-7828 or visit the website

GriefShare at First Baptist Church of Butner

First Baptist Church of Butner, 200 West D St., Butner will host GriefShare on Monday nights from 7-8:30 p.m. beginning Sept. 9. There is no cost to attend, and all are invited. For more information or to ask questions, call 919-575-6606.

Granville County Retired School Personnel meeting

Granville County Retired School Personnel will hold their first meeting of the 2019-2020 year at George’s Oxford Village Family Restaurant on Wednesday at 11 a.m. All retired school personnel in the county are invited to attend. The guest speaker will be Rev. Willie Ramey, president of the North Carolina Retired School Personnel.

BPS Community Watch meeting

Butner Public Safety will host its monthly Community Watch meeting at the Butner Town Hall on Thursday at 6 p.m. During each of these meetings information such as recent arrests, crimes and safety concerns are addressed to the public. Butner Public Safety also accepts any and all information or concerns from the public so that they can be resolved or addressed.

For more information, contact Sgt. N. Williams at 919-575-6561, ext. 111.

Alive After Five

The next Alive After Five Event, sponsored by the Granville Chamber of Commerce, is scheduled for Thursday from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the parking lot on Gillia Street in downtown Oxford. Music will be performed by Jim Quick & Coastline. Admission is free.

‘A Need Fulfilled’ production

North Carolina Central University Theatre & Never Stop Productions will present “A Need Fulfilled,” the untold story of the brave black nurses of World War II next Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 14 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 15 at 3 p.m. at the Farrison-Newton Communications Building.

Students are $5. Suggested donations are $15.

For more information call 919-530-6242 or visit

Vendors wanted

Vendors are wanted for FBC Academy Harvest Day Event on Saturday, Oct. 5 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Those interested in being a vendor can contact Amy Holder at 919-529-1307, ext. 201.

Save the date for Operation Medicine Drop

Butner Public Safety will host Operation Medicine Drop Take Back Event on Saturday, Oct. 26 at Butner Public Safety, 611 Central Ave., Butner from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.