Monthly Archives: October 2017

Elon University presents ‘Hello, Dolly!’

Times-News    Elon University’s Department of Performing   Arts will present “Hello, Dolly!” at 7:30 p.m.   Thursday through Saturday in McCrary   Theatre  on the Elon University campus.   Tickets  are $13 or free with Elon student   identification. Book by Michael Stewart; music and lyrics by    Jerry Herman; based on the play, “The          [...]

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Halloween Happenings for week of Oct. 30, 2017

Times-News    Looking for ways to celebrate Halloween? Check out these events (as well as the listing in Things To Do today). Haunted Forest Reborn: 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. today and Tuesday, 153 Darrell Davis Road, Burlington. $12 for adults and $5 for children 6 to 10 years old. 336-269-7648 or Halloween Fun: [...]

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What is the history of Halloween?

By Andrew Pankratz Times-News correspondent     The Halloween holiday was first recognized by the Celts. Gourds, containing a lit candle, were placed outside each house. The goal was to scare away a spirit named Jack, who supposedly was denied entrance to both heaven and hell. The devil, according to legend, threw a live coal [...]

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Things To Do (week of Oct. 30, 2017)

Times-News       Hawfields Civitans Haunted Forest: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. today and 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Tuesday, 2115-B N.C. Highway 119 South, Mebane. $10. Event is a fundraiser for the Hawfields Civitan and Junior Civitan clubs. See the group’s Facebook page. 336-516-1008.    Original Hollywood Horror Show: 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. [...]

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Screaming good time: Hawfields Haunted Forest celebrates 45 years

By Alley Morris Times-News correspondent MEBANE — For 45 years, The Hawfields Civitan Club’s Haunted Forest has provided the community with a “screaming good time.” Gracie Lobaugh, of Mebane, makes an effort to be at the Haunted Forest every year with her friends and family. “My favorite part of the forest is going through all [...]

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Perfect weather for a hayride: Event teaches history of Iseley Farms

By Lydia Pankratz Times-News correspondent    Need a fun way to spend a fall afternoon in October? Hayrides take place at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays at Iseley Farms, 2960 Burch Bridge Road, Burlington, throughout the month of October. “We started offering hayrides in the fall about 25 years ago in response [...]

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Things To Do (week of Oct. 23, 2017)

Times-News • Graham Recreation & Parks Department’s annual Downtown Graham Pumpkin Bash: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Courthouse Square in downtown Graham. Attractions, vendors, games & candy. Free. 336-792-1189. • WPCM’s October Horror Movie Madness — “Young Frankenstein”: 11:30 p.m. Friday, Graham Cinema, 119 N Main St, Graham. $2 admission; proceeds go to Shriner’s [...]

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‘The Little Mermaid’ is a captivating performance

 Reviewed by Rachel Teseneer  Times-News correspondent    DURHAM — Take a magical journey under the sea to the Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) this week and experience “Disney’s The Little Mermaid.” Eliciting a crowd of all ages and excited faces, the show opened with gorgeous blues, greens and purples decorating the stage. A perfect watery [...]

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‘George: Behind Enemy Lines’ – Find out what happens to hero of Williams’ Homecoming Show

By Jannisha Francis Special to the Times-News    William High School is buzzing with excitement for its annual Homecoming Show. Williams students will perform “George: Behind Enemy Lines” at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Williams High School Auditorium, 1307 S. Church St., Burlington. Lucas Cecil, Williams chorus teacher, will serve as the artistic director. Josiah [...]

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From agriculture to art: N.C. State Fair celebrates 150th anniversary

Commentary by Rachel Teseneer Times-News correspondent    RALEIGH — The 150th annual North Carolina State Fair began   Wednesday with a crowd eager to partake in fried food favorites, rides and  events celebrating anything from agriculture to art. The State Fair is a  guaranteed crowd-pleaser, sporting interests for young and old alike. But  what the fair [...]

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