Jude Acers, World Chess Master, is coming to Rocky Mount in October! He will play the kids at the Boys & Girls Club of the Tar River Region, South Rocky Mount Community Center, and play a 100 person simul on October 8th at the Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences! Register on the Imperial Centre's webpage. #CheckmateRMT
Can’t find eclipse glasses anywhere? DON’T WORRY. Stop by the Imperial Centre for the Arts & Sciences on Monday August 21, between 1:00 and 4:00 p.m. Weather permitting, we will have a number of methods available for safely viewing the partial eclipse. Along with our event partners, Braswell Memorial Library and the Tar River Astronomy Club (TRAC), we will provide safely-filtered telescopes, a special Hydrogen-Alpha solar telescope (pictured), and a supply of shoe box viewers that you can try out. Bring your own shoe box, and we’ll even help you make a solar viewer out of it. A limited supply of eclipse glasses will be available for event participants, but these are hardly the best way to view an eclipse.
Beautiful night for Downtown Live! with Jim Quick & Coastline! We will miss our awesome sponsor Chick-fil-A Cobb Corners tonight while they undergo renovations, but excited to have local downtown food truck Six Smokin Bones on site! Show starts at 6:00 pm!
First Carolina Bank, Hotline Express, and the City of Rocky Mount’s Imperial Centre presents Checkmate Rocky Mount. Checkmate Rocky Mount is a simul chess exhibition featuring the U.S. World Chess Master & Guinness World Book Record Holder Jude Acers.
Sunday, October 8th
Starting at 1:00 pm – until
Free for participants with pre-registration.
Ages: Chess knows no age
Skill: Must know how to play, how to set up the board, and how to record moves.
All players registered in the exhibition will be played simultaneously. It is estimated that the exhibition will be completed by 7 PM. In addition to the chess exhibition, participants and event goers will enjoy live music featuring Red Herring beginning at 4 PM.
For more information on Jude Acers and the event or to register visit our webpage: imperialcentre.org/events/checkmate-rocky-mount/