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StarLab to bring outer space to Randolph County Libraries

StarLab to bring outer space to Randolph County Libraries

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ASHEBORO — Starlab, a portable planetarium purchased by the State Library in 2018, is making a stop at several Randolph County Libraries this month. StarLab is a portable inflatable planetarium that uses a computer and projector to display various stellar and physics-related experiences and bring outer space to schools’ libraries, camps, scouting groups and more. The product was invented back in 1977 by Philip Sadler and his class of middle school students in Lincoln, Massachusetts. StarLab at the Asheboro Public Library in 2018 (Photo credit - Randolph County Library) In 2018, the State Library of North Carolina purchased a StarLab to share among the state’s libraries, with the Asheboro library being its first stop. This month its coming back. With projected images inside, th...
Piedmont Opera and shift_ed Offering Free Tickets to Randolph County Students

Piedmont Opera and shift_ed Offering Free Tickets to Randolph County Students

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ASHEBORO N.C. — The Piedmont Opera and shift_ed have partnered up to host Student Night at the Opera, providing free opera tickets to all Randolph and Guilford counties students. All students in Randolph County can receive a free general admission ticket to the final dress rehearsal of 'The Marriage of Figaro' on March 20th, 2024, at 7:30 PM at The High Point Theatre. Chaperones will need to pay $15 for their ticket. Students must call the Piedmont Opera box office at (336) 725-7101 to reserve their ticket. The performance lasts approximately three hours and students may leave at intermission as it is a school night. For more information, visit PiedmontOpera.org
Hop into Spring – Easter Events in Randolph County

Hop into Spring – Easter Events in Randolph County

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There are several events happening for spring/easter around Randolph County this month. Check out our list of events. If you know of one we missed, let us know. If you are an event organizer you can submit an event for our calendar here. Easter Events Check out these Easter events happening around Randolph County this month. 🐰🥚 Pre-Easter Jazz Dinner & Dance March 16 @ 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM | $25 Randolph Senior Adults Association - 347 West Salisbury St, Asheboro, NC Russ Murphy Camps Presents – A Pre-Easter Jazz, Dinner/Dance Event with music Provided by the Band “Sweet Dreams." Ticket Price: $25.00 per/person with proceeds Benefit Scholarships for AHS deserving students. Contact Willie Gladden for Tickets and Information ...
Registration for the 2024 Senior Games is Now Open

Registration for the 2024 Senior Games is Now Open

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ASHEBORO, N.C. (City of Asheboro) – Registration is currently underway for the 2024 Randolph County Senior Games.  The 2024 Games will be held March 6 – April 17. Randolph County Senior Games is a health and wellness promotion and education program for adult’s age 50 and better.  Senior Games not only offers athletic events but the SilverArts, a program for artisans and craftspeople.  While some participants are serious competitors, most are more interested in having fun, learning something new, and making new friends.  The Randolph County Senior Games truly has “Something for the Artist and Athlete in Everyone”. Applications can filled out online at ncseniorgames.org or a paper form can be mailed by request. Applications with payment must be submitted either online or returned...
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Events in Randolph County

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Events in Randolph County

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ASHEBORO N.C. - The third Monday of January each year the nation looks back at the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his work advocating for nonviolent activism in the Civil Rights Movement to protest racial discrimination in federal and state law. This year the federal holiday falls on January 15th, here is a list of events happening in Randolph County. Eastside Improvement Association Community Breakfast The Eastside Improvement Association will host its annual Martin L King Jr Community Breakfast on the morning of the 15th starting at 8:00 a.m. at the Central Gymnasium (621 Franks St in Asheboro). A panel of special guests including Mr. Busta Brown, Dr. Cori Burkett, Mr. Brandon Price, Ms. Centerra Harris, and Mr. Jay Graves will speak. The event is free and open to t...
Jingle in the Jungle: The North Carolina Zoo offers $5 Entry Fee Dec. 18-22, 2023

Jingle in the Jungle: The North Carolina Zoo offers $5 Entry Fee Dec. 18-22, 2023

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ASHEBORO, N.C. (NC ZOO) — To celebrate the season of giving, the North Carolina Zoo is delighted to announce a December promotion to give back to the community: Jingle in the Jungle! From Dec. 18-22, all general admission is $5 for entry to the North Carolina Zoo. No other discounts apply; in-person sales only (no online reservations). The North Carolina Zoo is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the winter months and is closed to the public on Christmas Day (Monday, Dec. 25). Note that the Africa parking lot and ticket booths are closed for the winter, but guests can visit the entire park by entering through the North America ticket booths. For more information, visit NCZoo.org.
Tickets Selling Fast for Asheboro Christmas Events

Tickets Selling Fast for Asheboro Christmas Events

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ASHEBORO N.C. - Tickets are going fast for upcoming Christmas events being hosted by the City of Asheboro including the Christmas CAROL-ing Trolley Tour and the Bantum Rooster's Rockin' Christmas Concert. Christmas CAROLing Trolley Tour Chick-fil-A and Asheboro Cultural & Recreation Services wants to get you in the holiday spirit with the Christmas CAROLing Trolley Tour! This event features a retelling of the Charles Dickens classic “A Christmas Carol” while singing carols, enjoying games and touring the lights and sights of the downtown Asheboro area onboard our climate controlled Christmas Trolley! Tickets for this event are $35 per person, and tours are offered twice per night on December 2nd, 9th, 16th, and 23rd. Showtimes are 6:00 PM and 7:30 PM. Tickets can be ...
Veterans Day Events in Randolph County

Veterans Day Events in Randolph County

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(Acme News Archive) Every November 11th we honor military veterans of the United States Armed Forces. Check out our list of Veterans Day events taking place across Randolph County this year. Know of an event we missed? Let us know so we can add it. Happening This Week NC Zoo - Military Appreciation Week November 6 - November 12 - NC Zoo In honor of Veterans Day, the North Carolina Zoo is offering free admission for military personnel and veterans and free admission for one accompanying guest for Military Appreciation Week, Nov. 6-12, 2023. VIEW EVENT DETAILS Want More Veterans Day Discounts & Freebies? Check out our full list of businesses, restaurants, and attractions offering free or discounted items or services here. Asheboro Fiel...
Veterans Day 2023 – Discounts & Freebies in Randolph County

Veterans Day 2023 – Discounts & Freebies in Randolph County

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The following is a list of Veterans Day discounts offered by local businesses in Randolph County for 2023. All of these have been confirmed and we will provide a link to the company's website when one is available. Some events on other lists may not be here if there is no location in Randolph County or we were not able to confirm it from the company's website or a press release. If you know of a business we missed, or you're a business owner offering a free or discounted item or service for veterans let us know. Please note that most businesses will require proof of military service; therefore, we will only note when one has unique requirements. Attractions NC Zoo Photo provided by NC Zoo The North Carolina Zoo is offering free admission for militar...
Asheboro’s ‘The Gifting Tree’ Project Starts This Week

Asheboro’s ‘The Gifting Tree’ Project Starts This Week

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ASHEBORO N.C. – The city of Asheboro has announced its third Annual Gifting Tree Project, and registration is underway for a limited number of trees. Organized by the City of Asheboro's Cultural & Recreation Services, the Gifting Tree Project transforms Bicentennial Park into a dazzling Christmas tree display. Local families, schools, and organizations decorate their trees in a competition to win a donation (provided by Modern Toyota) to the nonprofit of their choice. Want to participate? Registration for The Gifting Tree Project opened Monday, October 23rd, with a limit of 25 trees. $45 entry fee includes one (1) Christmas tree with stand, approximately six feet tall, and set up for your tree with a printed sign indicating the name of your family, school, or or...