Check out this Weekend’s Happenings in and around New Bern!

Photo by: Joe Hughes
Photo by: Joe Hughes

11th: ARTcrawl, second Friday of every month, enjoy exhibits, creative demonstrations, live performances in downtown New Bern. For details, click Community Artist Will, Inc. , or visit headquarters at 228 Craven St.

11th: ARTcrawl at Greater Good Gallery and Isaac Taylor Garden. See performances, artist exhibits, and creative demonstrations. For details call 252-649-1712

11th: “Benefit Concert for Merci Clinic”, 5:00pm at Bear Town Market, 402 S. Front St. For details call 252-637-0022

11th: Fools Rush In, 7:00pm at the RiverTowne Ballroom. For details call 252-637-2003

11th – 13th: MUM’s the Word, Fri – Sat: 9:00am – 6:00pm, Sun: 12:00pm – 6:00pm, Tryon Palace Gardens. For details call 252-639-3500

11th – 13th: Disney’s “The Little Mermaid, JR”, Fri – Sat: 8:00pm; Sun: 3:00pm at the Historic Masonic Theatre. Presented by RiverTowne Players’s Rising Stars. For details call 252-638-2577

12th: Household Hazardous Waste Collection, 8:00am – 1:00pm presented by the Coastal Environmental Partnership at Craven Community College, 800 College Ct – Lot E. For details call 252-633-1564

12th: Cedar Grove Cemetery Tours, 4:00pm, 701 George St. presented by the Earl of Craven Questers. For details call 252-635-1374

12th – 13th: MUMFest 2013, Sat: 9:30am – 7:30pm, Sun: 9:30 – 5:00pm, Downtown New Bern. Presented by Swiss Bear Downtown Development Corp. For details call 252-638-5781

12th – 13th: New Bern Pirate Adventure Cruise, starting every 2 hours at 10:00am thru 6:00pm. For details call 252-504-2638

13th: MUMFEST 5K Race, 7:30am, presented by New Bern Parks and Recreation, benefiting the Coastal Women’s Shelter at Union Point Park. For details call 252-639-2907

There also all kinds of fun activities to include something to do for all ages!

Visit the local Art galleries and shops to admire the vast array of art on display by local Artists.

Check out Amusements to learn about fun and games. Some examples are miniature golf, rollerskating, playing bingo, bowling, and much more!

Relieve some stress by working out at the local Fitness Centers.

Learn about New Bern’s 302 years of History by taking a professionally guided or self-tours and visit the many historical landmarks.

Spend some time at the New Bern – Craven County Library, read a book, use the computer, and better yet, take some FREE computer classes!

Get some fresh air by taking a walk in the park. Your kids will have a blast at the local playgrounds and water park. Your dog can play with others in the “dog park”. Thanks to the City of New Bern’s Parks and Recreation and Craven County Recreation and Parks there are over 20 parks, a community resource center, two recreation centers, an aquatic center complex, and a spray park in our community. They also organize numerous events and classes throughout the year.

Enjoy a Night on the Town by attending a live performance, singing Karaoke or dancing, or watching a movie at the box office.

Get back to nature by visiting Outdoor Recreation and see the hotspots for biking, boating, camping, fishing, golfing, hiking, hunting, tennis, scuba diving, etc.

Enjoy a stroll through the New Bern Farmer’s Market. The locals gather here on the weekends to shop for arts and crafts, food, and many other unique gifts. They even have live bands throughout the year.

What are you doing this weekend?

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