Friday, November 18, 2022

‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas’ returns to Randolph libraries

ASHEBORO – He’s mean! He’s green! And he’s back to steal Christmas.

Everyone’s favorite grouch will visit each Randolph County Public Libraries branch and the Sunset Theatre during the week of December 5 as illusionist and storyteller Caleb Sigmon returns with his highly celebrated rendition of Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas

The performances, sponsored by the Friends of the Library, are free and the public is invited.

Asheboro’s event will take place at 6 p.m. Tuesday, December 6, at the Sunset Theatre, 234 Sunset Avenue. Performances also will take place at each library as follows:

  • Archdale, 10433 S. Main St.: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, December 7;
  • Franklinville, 111 Sumner Place: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, December 6;
  • Liberty, 239 S. Fayetteville St.: 10:30 a.m. Monday, December 5;
  • Ramseur, 1512 Main St.: 10:30 a.m. Thursday, December 8;
  • Randleman, 142 W. Academy St.: 3:30 p.m. Thursday, December 8;
  • Seagrove: 530 Old Plank Rd.: 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 7. 

Audience members’ hearts will grow three sizes as the classical story unfolds in a musical performance that includes live actors, puppets and lots of audience interaction.

For more information, contact the Asheboro library Children’s Room at 336-318-6804.

True Grass to play ‘Country Christmas Concert’ at Asheboro library

True Grass members William Britt, Tim Moon, Matthew Nance, Nolan Moon and Gary Callicutt

ASHEBORO – Popular and long-lived local bluegrass/gospel band True Grass will present a “Country Christmas Concert,” 7 p.m. Tuesday, December 6, at the Asheboro Public Library.

The performance is free and the public is invited.

The group has played local venues including the Sunset Theatre, the NC Zoo, Randolph Community College, churches, corporate events and others for over 20 years.

Founding members Tim Moon and Gary Callicutt remain with the group.

Moon, a well-known music teacher for over 30 years, plays mandolin and sings lead vocals. Callicutt plays bass and sings tenor vocals.

Matthew Nance plays banjo and sings baritone vocals. William Britt plays guitar and sings most lead vocals. Fifteen-year-old Nolan Moon plays blistering fast solos as well as beautiful waltz styles on fiddle. 

The library is located at 201 Worth Street. Call 336-318-6803 for more information.

Friends Bookshop to offer entire stock for half price in big book sale

Find just the right holiday gift for that special person (even if it’s just you!) during a special sale at the Friends of the Library Bookshop in downtown Asheboro, December 9-15.

The sale will kick off from 6-9 p.m. Friday, December 9, during Asheboro’s Christmas Downtown (formerly Christmas on Sunset), and will continue the following week during regular bookshop hours, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, December 10; Tuesday, December 13; and Thursday, December 15.

The sale will enable the bookshop to make space for ongoing donations. The bookshop is located at  226 Sunset Ave.

For further information, contact the bookshop at 336-629-1536.