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Holiday happenings

RYTC presents its version of ‘A Christmas Carol’

ASHEBORO — Randolph Youth Theater Company will present “A Christmas Carol — (With Apologies to) Charles Dickens” this weekend at Sunset Theatre. Per its usual schedule, RYTC will have a Thursday night showing, skip Friday and then have two presentations on Saturday and one on Sunday.

The Thursday night, Dec. 1, and Saturday night, Dec. 3, showings begin at 7 p.m.; the Saturday, Dec. 3, and Sunday, Dec. 4, matinees begin at 2 p.m.

The play is written and directed by Bobby Bodford. Musical director is Cheryl Coe.

Tickets are $10 and are available online at RYTC.org or in-person (cash and check only) at Brightside Gallery, 170 Worth St., Asheboro.


NCAM’s Pearl Harbor Day breakfast Saturday at airport

ASHEBORO — Veterans are the highlight feature for the annual Pearl Harbor Day breakfast held in Hangar 2 at the Asheboro Municipal Airport Saturday, Dec. 3, from 8-11 a.m.

Sponsored by the NC Aviation Museum and Asheboro Kiwanis Club, the pancake breakfast is free to veterans and a suggested donation of $5 to other members of the public interested in joining in.

The NC Aviation Museum & Hall of Fame is located at 2222 Pilots View Road in Asheboro..


Whynot’s annual throwback Christmas event Dec. 4

WHYNOT — Organizers of the annual Whynot Community celebration of the Christmas season invite the public to join in a service of the Christmas story and songs.

Musicians include Leverette and Brenda Strider, Bobby Ray Marsh and Scott Auman, and you: The “Make a Joyful Noise” community choir is all who want to get up in the front of the church and sing. (Music provided but not necessarily harmonious, organizers say.) 

The event begins Sunday, Dec. 4, at 6 p.m. at the Old Whynot Church (Fairgrove) on Fork Creek Mill Road, Seagrove. Decorations provided by Mary McKenzie and countless elves. Hot coffee and cider with cookies served. Dress warmly: There’s no central heat.

To add to the uniqueness of the old church, the outdoor toilet will be well lighted and toilet paper, along with hand sanitizer, will be provided. (Sears no longer provides a catalogue and newspapers are at a premium. The Randolph Hub is for reading only.)


Truegrass in concert at Asheboro Public Library

ASHEBORO — Popular and long-lived local bluegrass/gospel band Truegrass will present a “Country Christmas Concert” at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 6, at the Asheboro Public Library (201 Worth Street). The performance is free and the public is invited.

Founding members include Tim Moon and Gary Callicutt. 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. Nolan Moon, 15, plays blistering fast solos as well as beautiful waltz styles on fiddle. 


Thrifty Thursday on Dec. 1: ‘Remember the Night’

ASHEBORO — Asheboro’s Thrifty Thursday series, which occurs on the first Thursday of most months, will feature the 1940 classic “Remember the Night’ on Dec. 1 at Sunset Theatre in Downtown Asheboro. The $3 admission for the 1 p.m. showing includes a popcorn and small drink. Movie-goers 50 and over get in free.


Craddock, Fortune visit Liberty Showcase Theater

LIBERTY — Longtime country entertainer Billy “Crash” Craddock will perform at the Liberty Showcase Theater in Liberty on Friday, Dec. 2. Showtime is 8 p.m. Craddock’s hits include “Rub It In,” “Knock Three Times,” “One Last Kiss” and “Broken Down in Tiny Pieces.” Tickets range from $30-$50.

n On Saturday, Dec. 10, from 7-9 p.m., the guest will be Liberty Theater favorite Jimmy Fortune, who sang and performed with the legendary Statler Brothers. Tickets range from $35-$60.


The Grinch returns to all Randolph County libraries

Everyone’s favorite grouch will visit each Randolph County Public Libraries branch and the Sunset Theatre during the week of Dec. 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 is 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 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, Dec. 7.

Franklinville, 111 Sumner Place: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6.

Liberty, 239 S. Fayetteville St.: 10:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 5.

Ramseur, 1512 Main St.: 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 8.

Randleman, 142 W. Academy St.: 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8.

Seagrove: 530 Old Plank Rd.: 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7.

The musical performance includes live actors, puppets and lots of audience interaction.