Things to do!

Things To Do (week of Jan. 22, 2018)


Elon University Department of Performings Arts presents “Moment”: 7:30 p.m. today; 7:30 p.m. Jan. 30-Feb. 2 and 2 p.m. Feb. 3, Roberts Studio Theatre, Scott Studios at Arts West, 408 W. Haggard Ave., Elon. Tickets are $13 or free with Elon University identification. Reservations can be made by calling 336-278-5650.
AMSOIL Arenacross: 7 p.m. Saturday, and AMSOIL Arenacross Amateur Day, noon Sunday, Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro. $15 to $69 for Saturday and $10 to $25 for Sunday; tickets available through Ticketmaster.
26th annual Times-News Chili Cook-Off: 11 a.m. Saturday, Holly Hill Mall and Business Center, 309 Huffman Mill Road, Burlington.


Student writing contest open to grades 3 through 12


   Burlington Writers Club’s 2018 Student Contest is open to all Alamance County students who attend a public, charter, church-sponsored, private or home school from grades 3 through 12.
Deadline for entries to be mailed by teachers is Feb. 17.
Categories include poetry and fiction. First-, second-, third-place and honorable mentions will be recognized with Certificates of Merit and trophies at an awards ceremony in April.
   For more details and mailing instructions, visit or call contest chairwoman Belinda Smith at 336-343-9969.

Engaging mind & body: Fencing enhances hand-eye coordination and balance

By Chandler Holland
Times-News correspondent


Mid-South Fencing Club in Durham offers classes for ages 7 and up. [Photo courtesy of Mid-South Fencing Club

   Our overall population would be far more fit   if  joining a gym captivated people in the same   way as the latest episode of “Game of Thrones.”
As this is not the case, people have a tendency   to quickly forget their fitness resolutions. So   quickly, in fact, that US News & World Report   has estimated that 80 percent of resolutions   fail by the second week of February. We   routinely break these promises to ourselves   only six short weeks after they are   enthusiastically made.
Perhaps the trick to getting and staying in   shape is to engage the mind along with the   body. The solution should involve having fun,    read more…

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