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Rhonda Vincent will appear at the Liberty Showcase Theater on Saturday night.

It’s a busy weekend for Liberty Showcase Theater

LIBERTY — A makeup date for one performer and a regularly scheduled date with another are on tap for Liberty Showcase Theater this weekend.


On Friday night, a concert postponed by Hurricane Ian’s visit to North Carolina is scheduled for 8-11 p.m. The performer: The legendary John Anderson, making his only stop in North Carolina this year.


Anderson is a Nashville Songwriters Hall of Famer who hearkens back to the traditionalist days of country music.


On Saturday night, it will be Rhonda Vincent & the Rage taking the stage. Vincent won an unprecedented seven consecutive Female Vocalist of the Year awards from the International Bluegrass Music Association from 2000-2006. She was invited to be a member of the Grand Ole Opry in February, 2020.


For more information on these events, call 336-524-6822 or visit thelibertyshowcase.com.


Free Friday Night Bluegrass this week at Sunset Theatre

ASHEBORO —  This month’s Friday Night Blue Grass concert in downtown Asheboro is Tim Moon’s annual Talent Showcase.


And it’s free. Doors open at the Sunset Theatre, 234 Sunset Ave., at 6 p.m. and the show gets under way at 7 p.m.


It’s the first half of the annual student recital of local instrumental instructor Tim Moon. Students get to show their stuff as individuals or part of a group.


Library’s Signature Series takes look at the story and works of Johnny Cash

ASHEBORO — Singer-songwriters Robert Burke Warren and Casey Noel will trace the life of Johnny Cash in words and music as the Friends of the Library Sunset Signature Series returns to the historic Sunset Theatre in downtown Asheboro. Admission is free.


The program runs from 7:30-8:30 p.m. at Sunset Theatre, 234 Sunset Ave., in downtown Asheboro.


For more information, call 800-626-2672.


Kid-friendly Boo at the Zoo from 9-3 both Saturday and Sunday

ASHEBORO — For the next two weekends, the North Carolina Zoo will be the site of its annual kid-friendly Halloween tradition, Boo at the Zoo.


From 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday of each weekend, kids can come dressed in costume and have fun with other costumed kids during games, activities, entertainment and contests at the African Ampihtheater. Also, follow the trail through Africa for trick or treating. There will be two costume contests, one at noon and one at 3 p.m.


A wristband for $5 for NC Zoo members of $8 for non-members is required to participate. The wristband cost is not included in regular zoo admission.


For more information, call 800-488-0444.


Saturday’s Cruise-In will include Halloween theme, Trunk or Treat

ASHEBORO — The Asheboro Summer Cruise-in Series, organized by Grounded Elegance Car Club and Brightside Gallery, gathers Saturday night from 7-10 p.m. in the parking lot of the Randolph County Courthouse for its annual Spooky Cruise plus Trunk or Treat for kids. 


For this event, you can decorate your car (not a requirement), wear your costumes (not a requirement), bring along some candy to share if you want to be in the trunk or treat lineup and bring your kids to enjoy a Spooky Cruise evening!


There will be a prize for the best trunk or treat car decoration. If you plan to set up for participating in handing out candy for the trunk or treat, please arrive at the parking lot by 6:30 p.m. to get in that car lineup.


St. Paul Museum to open Sunday for special program

RANDLEMAN — St. Paul Museum will open Sunday, Oct. 23, at 2 p.m. to present a special program that will focus on the individual collections. 


Among these are military, folk art, farm equipment, children’s toys from the past, restoration and local mills. Each will have a museum member who will talk about the various items in the exhibits and answer any questions.


There will also be an apple tasting of assorted varieties,  so you may well discover a new favorite apple!


St. Paul is at the corner of Stout and High Point Streets in Randleman. 


UPCOMING: Benefit concert Nov. 11 with Terry Vuncannon, Ron Hutchens

ASHEBORO — An original music event starring local musicians Terry Vuncannon and Ron Hutchens will take place at the Sunset Theatre in Downtown Asheboro on Nov. 11.


Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 day of the show. For tickets, visit https://lovelikelaura-foundation.ticketleap.com/north.


Proceeds will go to the #lovelikelaura Foundation helping people and animals in Randolph County.