Monthly Archives: April 2019

Clover Garden School presents ‘Happy Birthday, Dear Grandpa’

By Alyssa Brashers Special to the Times-News    What do birthday parties, police detectives and an ill-tempered grandpa all have in common? They are combined in Clover Garden School’s first-ever theater production, “Happy Birthday, Dear Grandpa.” Witness a cast of quirky characters as three young-adult grandkids become murder suspects at their grandpa’s birthday party. Showtimes [...]

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Western Alamance presents ‘Little Shop of Horrors’

 Times-News    Western Alamance High School will present “Little Shop of Horrors” at 7 p.m. May 2-4, 2019, in the Pamela B. Mebane Auditorium at Western Alamance High School, 1731 N.C. 87 North, Elon. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door. For more details, call 336-538-6020.

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Bridging the gap: Three reasons you should take a gap year

By Logan A. White Times-News correspondent     The gap year — a year of discovery or a year of disuse? Taking time off between completing high school and beginning college is a notion that’s becoming more appealing to students in the United States, but remains a misconception to most. With the popularity of gap years [...]

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Things To Do (week of April 29, 2019)

Times-News • “Not Just for the Kids”: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, McCrary Theatre on the Elon University campus. Elon University’s vocal jazz/commercial ensemble, élan, performs jazz, a cappella and straight renditions of popular cartoon themes, music from kids’ TV programming and songs from animated features. Free. • Carrie Underwood: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro. Tickets [...]

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Visual artist ‘paints with a purpose’

By Logan A. White Times-News correspondent Editor’s note: Meet the Artist is a monthly column about area teens and twenty-somethings and their involvement in the art world. April’s featured artist is Rose Xiao, a high school senior and a native of Burlington. Her skills, other than art, are (according to Xiao) eating large portions of [...]

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Arts competition for young people: Exhibit is on display now through May 6

Times-News The 61st annual Visual Arts Competition for Young People will be on display now through May 6 at Alamance Arts, 213 S. Main St., Graham. Teachers submitted the entries and the competition was open to all public, charter, church-sponsored, private and home-schooled students from grades 7 through 12. Alamance Arts is open from 9 [...]

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Burlington Youth Council presents Kids Night Out

Times-News    Kids Night Out, by the Burlington Youth Council (BYC), will be from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. May 10 at Thataways Youth Center, 1331 Overbrook Rd., Burlington. The event is for third- through fifth-graders only. Cost is $10 and includes dinner. Pre-registration is required at www.BurlingtonNC.gov/Thataways. The Burlington Recreation & Parks Department’s youth [...]

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Things To Do (week of April 22, 2019)

Times-News • Author, motivational speaker and storyteller Janet Sady presents “Preserving the Past”: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Haw River Historical Museum, 201 E. Main St., Haw River. Free. 336-380-9611. • Elon University’s Chorale and Camerata presents G.F. Handel’s “Messiah”: 7 p.m. Friday, McCrary Theatre on the Elon University campus. Free. • “Harry Potter and the Prisoner [...]

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‘Anastasia’ is memorable & inspiring

By Hollyann Gardner Times-News correspondent    DURHAM — The national touring production of “Anastasia” at the Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) is a stunning show that will be beloved by audiences. With talented actors coupled with gorgeous sets and costumes, this is a production that you cannot miss. Lila Coogan plays leading lady Anya, a [...]

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Things To Do (week of April 15, 2019)

Times-News • Elon Orchestra Concert: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, McCrary Theatre on the Elon University campus. Free. • Take Back the Night — Survivor Speak Out: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Whitley Auditorium on the Elon University campus. • Westmoreland “Cast Fire” album release: 8 p.m. Friday, Haw River Ballroom, 1711 Saxapahaw-Bethlehem Church Rd., Saxapahaw. Doors open at [...]

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