Thursday, February 18, 2016

Health resources fair at Asheboro library offers access to agencies, organizations

ASHEBORO – Having trouble finding health insurance, resources or support?

Visit the Health Resources Fair from 2-4 p.m. Thursday, March 3, at the Asheboro library. Representatives from 15 community agencies will be present to direct you to the help you need.

Organized by Randolph Family Healthcare at MERCE in conjunction with the library’s Extension Services Department, the fair will feature representatives from Christian United Outreach Center, the Girl Scouts, Goodwill Industries, Habitat for Humanity, Hospice of Randolph County, The Incredible Years Programs, Randolph County Partnership for Children, Insurance Navigators for Randolph Hospital, Regional Consolidated Services Home Health Care, The Veteran’s Service Center, Vocational Rehabilitation and the YMCA, who will provide information and answer questions.

This program is free and open to the public. Bring loved ones, neighbors and anyone who might benefit from services provided by these organizations.

The library is located at 201 Worth Street. For further information, call 336-318-6816.

Weekly ‘Music and Movement’ for children returns to Asheboro library

ASHEBORO -- “Music and Movement,” a lively half-hour of songs, rhymes and rhythm for children ages 2-5, resumes at 3:30 p.m. Friday, March 4, at the Asheboro Public Library, and continues weekly.

Music helps to develop early literacy skills such as memory, patterning, vocabulary and imagination. Group physical activity paired with music can support cognitive, physical and social development.

Each Friday afternoon, children will use instruments such as shakers, rhythm sticks and bells, and movement props such as scarves, flags and bean bags, to keep the beat with a diverse selection of songs, rhymes and fingerplays, including well-known favorites and songs from around the world.

Each session will focus on various characteristics of music and movement (fast, slow, quiet, loud) and invite energetic interpretation of songs and dance.

Children’s Music and Movement is free, and children and their parents/caregivers are invited. For further information, call 318-6804.

The library is located at 201 Worth Street.

Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday at Asheboro library

ASHEBORO – Join Dr. Seuss’s famous mischievous duo Thing 1 and Thing 2 for fun activities and snacks to celebrate the author’s 112th birthday.

The fun begins at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 2 at the Asheboro Public Library. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library, it’s free; all children and families are invited.

The library is located at 201 Worth Street. Call 336-318-6804 for further information. 

Friday, February 12, 2016

Learn how to host a hive in Asheboro library beekeeping program

ASHEBORO -- Bees can make your garden bloom!

Join a representative of the Randolph County Beekeepers Association for “Beekeeping Basics” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 23, at the Asheboro Public Library.

Learn about how the insects pollinate backyard gardens, and get answers to questions about hosting a hive.

The talk is free and the public is invited. It is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

The library is located at 201 Worth Street. Call 318-6803 for further information.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Get ready for spring gardening with Ben Grandon at Asheboro library

ASHEBORO – North Carolina’s long growing season is almost here, and Ben Grandon of Randolph County Cooperative Extension will help you get ready in “Backyard Gardening,” 7 p.m. Tuesday, February 16, at the Asheboro Public Library.

The talk is free and the public is invited. It’s sponsored by Friends of the Library.

Grandon will provide an overview of supplies and equipment you will need, and answer gardening questions. He also will highlight services available through Cooperative Extension to ensure bountiful harvests of fruits and veggies.

The library is located at 201 Worth Street. Call 336-318-6806 for further information.

‘Smoke eater’ Kelly Cagle to talk about fighting forest fires

Kelly Cagle
ASHEBORO – Fighting wildfires and managing prescribed burns in the Uwharrie National Forest are the jobs U.S. Forestry Service District Fire Management Officer Kelly Cagle.

Cagle will discuss his experiences and adventures as a forest fire fighter at 7 p.m. Thursday, February 18, at the Asheboro Public Library. Hosted by the library’s TeenZone, the talk is free and the public is invited.

A Randolph County native and Southwestern Randolph High School graduate, Cagle got his start as an intern while studying forest management technology at Montgomery Community College, and was hired full time when he completed his degree.

For the first part of his career, he worked in outdoor public recreation. But since 1997, he has specialized in fire management in the Uwharries, extinguishing any unwanted fires and managing the annual prescribed burning of 5,000-6,000 acres per year.

The library is located at 201 Worth Street in Asheboro. For further information, call 336-318-6803.