Summer comes out to play in Granville. Check out the fun events planned:
The Granville Chamber of Commerce will host their first Alive After Five Music Series on June 29th in downtown Oxford from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Come out for an evening of good food, great entertainment and drinks. The Castaway Band will be performing. And, save the dates for The Konnection Band on August 10th in Creedmoor and The Embers on September 21st in downtown Oxford. For more information, log onto http://www.granville-chamber.com/.
City of Creedmoor host First Fridays in every month. This is a monthly event designed with the entire family in mind and featuring rotating family and movie night themes throughout the year. Admission to these events is free. July 7th and August 4th are the dates schedule through the summer.
The program is hosted primarily at the Creedmoor Gymnasium & Activity Center, located at 108 E. Wilton Avenue (NC-56), from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. For an update on the event details, please log onto www.cityofcreedmoor.org or go to their Facebook page @City of Creedmoor, NC
Vino Oasi is premier event center and winery located in Stem. There will be a Wine Down Wednesday on June 14th and June 28th where you can stop by after work and bring new neighbors, friends and family to tour the space, while enjoying some nibbles from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Beer and wine available for purchase. For more information, log onto www.vinooasi.com.
Creedmoor Parks & Recreation will host "Merlot & Van Gogh" sessions on Fridays, June 30th and July 28th from 6 pm to 8 pm. Acclaimed local artist Alma Burke will instruct a two-hour step-by-step painting classes where participants can bring, and enjoy, their favorite bottle of wine! This event will take place at The Rack located on 207 N Main Street in Creedmoor. The class is for adults 21 & older and there is a registration that must be paid prior to class. Wine is not provided, but participants may bring their own wine to class. For more information, log onto www.cityofcreedmoor.org.
Three Bears Acres is a recreational farm offering kids activities in Southern Granville. This 50 acre facility offers a place where children can run loose & use their imagination. They pride ourselves on our parent-friendly atmosphere and educational experiences. The farm will be open 7 days a week beginning on June 14th. For more information, log onto http://www.threebearsacres.com/
Central Children's Home will have their annual Homecoming Parade & Celebration on Saturday, June 17th. The parade will begin at 10 am and will go through Downtown Oxford. Festivities will continue on the campus located 211 W Antioch Dr in Oxford. Guests appearing beginning at noon are the Warrenton Echoes of Warrenton, Spiritually Anointed of Creedmoor, the New Mighty Soul Lifters of Henderson and the "One" Man Band, Brother William Rigsbee of Rocky Mount. For more information, call 919-693-7617 or 919-482-5630.
The Granville County Beekeepers Association is hosting 2nd Annual Bee Jubilee on Saturday, June 24th from 9 am to 4 pm at the Granville Expo Center located on Hwy 15 in Oxford. The theme is " Home Grown. Hand Made. Local." The event will include speakers on the hours, pollinator, ag and environmental vendors and education, local arts & crafts, bee products & supplies, produce & plants, food & fun, kids activities and a silent auction. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Christi Henthorn at 907.738.9047 or check out their Facbook page Bee Jubilee (with the Granville County Beekeepers)
The Town of Butner hosts the Annual 4th of July Fireworks at Lake Holt on July 1st from 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm. Enjoy a wonderful light show over Lake Holt in Butner. Head up to the rolling hills that surround the lake to get the best view. For more information, log onto www.butnernc.org
The National Mary Potter Club is hosting a Reunion and Parade on Saturday, July 15th from 10 am to 11am. They will begin at Mary E Shaw Gymnasium on Lanier Street and through downtown Oxford. The parade will end up back at the gymnasium where there will be games and refreshments. For more information, contact Rosalyn Green at 919-690-0325 or 301-351-4850.