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Weekend Happenings in and around New Bern, NC

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16th: “When I Leave”: African American Lecture Series, 7:00pm at the North Carolina History Center. For details call 252-639-3500

17th: BBQ in Blue Jeans benefiting the New Bern Fireman’s Museum, doors open: 6:00pm, dinner: 7:00pm. Dinner from Moore’s BBQ. For details call 252-636-4087

17th – 19th: Agatha Christie “And Then There Were None”, Fri – Sat: 8:00pm and Sun: 3:00pm presented by the RiverTowne Players at the Masonic Theatre. For details call 252-638-2577

17th – 19th: The Underpants, Fri – Sat: 7:30pm and Sun: 2:00pm at the New Bern Civic Theatre. For details call 252-633-0567

17th – 19th: “Clybourne Park” presented by Ratio Theatre Company, Fri – Sat: 8:00pm; Sun: 2:00pm at the North Carolina History Center. For details call 252-626-0358

18th: This Close 5K Run/Walk, starts: 8:00am at 1812 Old Airport Rd.

18th: Join Local Authors for Lunch and Book Signing, 11:30am at the Chelsea Restaurant. Sponsored by the Twin Rivers branch of the American Association of University Women. For details call 252-637-9499

18th: Patsy Cline Tribute Dinner Show by Emma Lee, 4:30pm – 6:30pm, benefiting Religious Community Services at the New Bern Farmers Market. For details call 252-514-6894

18th: Where Rivers Meet – Jazz Holiday to Commemorate Dr Martin Luther King Holiday, doors open: 6:00pm; concert: 7:00pm at Grover C. Fields Performing Art Center. For details call 855-380-ECJR

18th – 20th: Weekend Set for a King: Dr MLK Parade, Awards Banquet, and Memorial Service. For details call 252-638-1518 or 252-444-2543

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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