Asheboro library invites kids, families for ‘Winter Break Bash’

ASHEBORO – Children and their families are invited to a “Winter Break Bash” at the Asheboro Public Library, for some family fun during the week of December 29 while school is out.

All activities are free and no sign-up is required. Events include:

· Science Exploratorium: 2 p.m. Monday, December 29. Drop in and experiment with science related activities that are great for families to enjoy.

· Family Gaming: 2 p.m. Tuesday, December 30. Play tabletop board games and card games with your family and friends.

· Pop Up Bookmaking: 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 31. Learn how to make pop-up books using both basic and complex design templates.  Create a story related to your pop up and take it home to share.

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

Joseph Sand Pottery On Etsy

SandMissed the Kiln Open?

Joseph Sand Pottery has placed a nice selection of pottery on Etsy available for purchase.  And, you can have it just in time for any holiday event.  Just let them know if you need faster shipping!

If you find something you like on the Etsy page, but want to know if we have more or have it in a different color or size?  No problem.  Just contact them and they will check their inventory.

Christmas for A Cause – Monday Dec. 22nd

LChristmas for a Causeocal Asheboro Band, Bantum Rooster, to host “Christmas for a Cause” fundraising concert for the Salvation Army, Monday December 22, 2014, 7:30 PM at 105 Worth Event Center. For more information and tickets e-mail bantumroosterband@gmail.comor call the Bantum Rooster Box office at 336-669-5481 or 336-4-BANTUM. Tickets are$10 and proceeds from the show will benefit the Salvation Army this Christmas season.

The show will feature some of the best Christmas music ever recorded preformed in a unique holiday setting. “If this show doesn’t put you in the Christmas spirit, not much else will” said Shane Morgan of Bantum Rooster. Bantum Rooster is excited to bring you the 8th installment of this annual Christmas spectacular and invite you to be a part of this Christmas show for a great cause!


For nearly a decade, Bantum Rooster has been playing music and providing entertainment across the Carolinas. Voted the number one band by the Courier Tribune Reader’s Choice Awards, the band plays ablend of classic rock and oldies, beach, funk and dance grooves, country, soul, and currents hits! Excellent showmanship, tight vocal harmonies, a hot rhythm section and a sensational horn line create an unstoppable show that leaves the audience wanting more.




The American Shakespeare Center will make a stop in Asheboro during its 2014/2015 Method in Madness national tour on Friday, January 16th and Saturday, January 17th.  The talented group of actors will perform two Shakespearean favorites, “Hamlet,” and, “Much Ado about Nothing.” Several interactive workshops will also be offered on Friday, January 16th and Saturday, January 17th as part of the Sunset Cultural Series.  Performances and workshops will be hosted at the Sunset Theatre.

For information on purchasing tickets for the American Shakespeare Center’s plays please visit the City of Asheboro’s Sunset Theatre Website.

To register for the American Shakespeare Center’s workshops see below —

Click on Event Name for description/registration
“A Palpable Hit” – Basic Stage Combat
Open Seats 20
2:00 pm
-3:00 pm
“Fiery Shapes and Burning Cressets” – Early Modern Special Effects
Open Seats 20
3:30 pm
-4:30 pm
“Sweet Smoke of Rhetoric” – Rhetoric Workshop
Open Seats 20
10:00 am
-11:00 am
“O Excellent Motion” – Advanced Staging
Open Seats 20
11:30 am
-12:30 pm

“A Palpable Hit” – Basic Stage Combat

Jan 16,2015 - Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
In this workshop, participants will examine the text and context surrounding the fights in Shakespeare’s and his contemporaries’ plays for clues regarding movement and style. Then, participants will observe our trained actor combatants perform choreographed fights and hear, from fight captains, or choreographers, the motivation behind each choice and its connection to the text of the play and the style of fighting called for in the period. Participants then practice stage combat techniques, and apply the skills in a safe environment. All participants should be of high-school age or older.


The Sunset Theatre
234 Sunset avenue
Asheboro, 27203

Event Fees:

“Fiery Shapes and Burning Cressets” – Early Modern Special Effects

Jan 16,2015 - Time: 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
In this workshop participants will examine the unique architecture of early modern Playhouses in order to discover its potential in staging unusual scenes that epitomize the theatre of the imagination, such as: storms and tempests, shipwrecks, ghostly appearances, statues coming to life, etc. While “working on your feet,” participants have the exciting opportunity to creatively explore our multi-dimensional stage in an effort to establish these otherworldly environments.


The Sunset Theatre
234 Sunset Avenue
Asheboro, 27203

Event Fees:

“Sweet Smoke of Rhetoric” – Rhetoric Workshop

Jan 17,2015 - Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Much of Shakespeare’s powerful command of language stems from his ability to use rhetorical devices: certain ways of structuring his characters’ speech to achieve a desired result. Certain devices may underscore intelligence, expose buffoonery, express a conflicted state of mind, or demonstrate wily manipulation. This workshop demonstrates how students can use five main types of rhetorical devices — Repetition, Omission, Addition, Direction, and Substitution — as clues for character in Shakespeare’s plays, both for acting cues and for analytical purposes. Excellent for both English and Drama classes.


The Sunset Theatre
234 Sunset Avenue
Asheboro, 27203

Event Fees:

“O Excellent Motion” – Advanced Staging

Jan 17,2015 - Time: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Working with ASC actors, participants will explore and learn how to find clues for performance in Shakespeare’s plays including embedded stage directions, pronoun choices, character address, and audience contact. Participants will make artistic choices based on their new knowledge and direct the ASC actors in a scene from our repertory. Excellent for both English and Drama classes.


The Sunset Theatre
234 Sunset Avenue
Asheboro, 27203

Event Fees:


Ben Owen Pottery Holiday Kiln Opening – Dec. 13

The folks at Ben Owen Pottery have just unloaded some more pottery from the kilns this week and have updated their website with some of the works available in the Ben Owen Pottery retail store.  You can visit their Items for Sale Page to view.  They are able to ship if it is more convenient.  Give them a call at 336-879-2262 or email for availability.

Their Christmas and Holiday Kiln opening will be held December 13th. Online Preview will be on their website after 3pm on December 12th.  More info below.

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Other events are listed on the Events page of the Ben Owen Pottery website.

Dish’n Open House – Friday,December 12th









(behind Central Bakery off Church St.)

120-A North Church Street

Asheboro, NC 27203

(336) 672-3476

Holiday Open House at Westmoore Pottery

Saturday, December 13, 2014, Seagrove, North Carolina

Westmoore Pottery will hold its annual Holiday Open House on Saturday, December 8th, from 9am to 5pm.  The shop will be decorated for the holidays with a cozy fire ablaze in the fireplace, refreshments, and special Christmas pottery offered for sale.

The kiln unloaded that morning will contain plates, baking dishes, small crocks, and other dishes with Christmas motifs.

Westmoore Pottery is located at 4622 Busbee Road, near Seagrove, North Carolina, and will be open from 9am to 5pm.  There is no charge for this event.

Westmoore Pottery

Fine Arts League of Cary – Call to Artists

Fine Arts League of CaryThe 2015  Fine Arts League of Cary Annual Juried Art Exhibition
will be held from February 25 through April 18 at the Page-Walker
Arts & History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop, Cary, NC.  The
three top awards total $2250. The juror for this exhibition is
Rory Parnell, of Mahler Gallery in Raleigh, North Carolina. The
Entry Deadline is Friday, Jan. 16, 2015.

Click Here to Apply


NC Potters Conference Lectures featured in Sunset Cultural Series

This year the lectures for the NC Potters Conference, scheduled for Sunday, March 8th at 8:45am will be open to the local community for a ticketed price of $20 and will be featured as part of the Sunset Cultural Series.  The NC Potters Conference will in 2015 be celebrating its 28th year.  Each year the conference brings together premier potters from around the world to demonstrate and share in a dialogue about their creative process.   This year the conference is set to feature three potters from Japan, Yoshitaka Hasu, Peter Hamann, and Fuku Fukumoto.  They each bring with them distinct understanding of Japanese pottery traditions.  On Sunday each presenting artists will share a talk on their respective area of expertise.  More information about the presenters can be found here.

The NC Potters Conference lectures are done in memory of Walter and Dorothy Auman who helped to found the conference.  The weekend long conference annually attracts nearly 200 attendees from across the US.  Tickets to the lectures will only be available at the door on the day of the event and will be for balcony seats only as the conference attendees will have first priority on seating.

SunCult_Logo_VersionsThe Sunset Cultural Series highlights some of the best cultural events and activities taking place in the community by featuring them in Downtown Asheboro’s Historic Sunset Theatre and by promoting them through a collective marketing effort. The goals are to increase awareness of, attendance to and participation in the cultural events being held in the community; to connect and cross-pollinate audiences and to fully utilize the resources of the Downtown Asheboro’s Historic Sunset Theatre.

The Sunset Cultural Series is a collaborative effort between the Randolph Arts Guild, the City of Asheboro, the North Carolina Zoo, Randolph Community College, Randolph Community Concerts Association, the Randolph County Public Library, the Friends of the Randolph County Public Library and RSVP Community Theatre.

Randolph Arts Guild to Present Invisible Sound Art Performance

invisible-0852The Randolph Arts Guild, as part of the Sunset Cultural Series, is proud, excited, and downright honored to feature Invisible is a sound art performance project featuring sculptural sound making devices invented by Mark Dixon.

The performance is scheduled for Saturday, March 21st, 2015 at 7:00pm.  Tickets will be $10 and will be available in advance at the Randolph Arts Guild beginning January 15th and at the door as supplies last.  This will be unlike anything you’ve seen, felt, or heard before in Asheboro.  Be there.


The Randolph Arts Guild

123 Sunset Avenue
Asheboro, NC 27203

PO Box 1033
Asheboro, NC 27204

Phone: (336) 629-0399
Fax: (336) 629-2982

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