Earth Day is coming up, and two campuses are holding events connected to the annual observance.

WARREN

Vance-Granville Community College’s Warren County Campus will hold a celebration of Earth Day on Friday, April 21, from 10 until 11:30 a.m., and the public is invited to attend. Weather permitting, activities will be held outside on the campus, located at 210 West Ridgeway Street in Warrenton.

During the celebration, Warren Early College High School students are scheduled to plant flowers and herbs in the raised beds on the campus with the assistance of Gigi Lytton from the Warren County Food Corps. Students will also make Earth Day posters to be displayed. Dominique Simon, an area agent for Family and Consumer Sciences who specializes in food safety, health and nutrition at the Warren County office of N.C. Cooperative Extension, will provide a garden salad to sample. Recycling bins will be placed outside for students to recycle paper and plastic items.

For more information, call the Warren Campus at (252) 257-1900.

SOUTH

Vance-Granville Community College’s South Campus will hold an Earth Day festival on Monday, April 24, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m., and the public is invited to attend. Weather permitting, activities will be outside in front of the campus, which is located on N.C. 56 between Creedmoor and Butner.

The celebration is designed to educate the college and community about conservation and the natural world in a fun, informative setting.

Special guests will include the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ N.C. Bioenergy Research Initiative, the Granville County Beekeepers Association, Granville Gardeners, Granville County Soil & Water Conservation, Granville Greenways, Greenology Products, scientist Dr. Matt Meiners from EpiCypher, Dalton Mill Nursery, a park ranger from Falls Lake State Recreation Area, the Tar River Land Conservancy, the North Carolina Forest Service, Granville County Schools Recycling Coordinator Teresa Baker, the Creedmoor Farmers Market, the Granville County Sheriff’s Department (collecting old medications), Hazen and Sawyer (an engineering firm focused on water quality), a U.S. Marine Corps Recruiter, Granville Health System, Home Tweet Home & Crafts, and food vendors including VGCC Culinary Arts, Jay Boy’s Hot Dogs and George Wilkins.

Activities will also include a Trash/Recycling Fashion Show. Meanwhile, as part of a contest, students in several South Campus classes will create posters depicting environmental concerns related to Earth Day.

For more information, contact Geraldine Cash at (252) 738-3506 or cashg@vgcc.edu.