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Weekend Happenings in and around New Bern

"End of perfect North Carolina day" Photo by: Pat Nelson
“End of perfect North Carolina day” Photo by: Pat Nelson, Winner of NBN’s Photo Contest

3rd – 5th: Restaurant Relay for Relay for Life of Craven County at participating restaurants. For details call 252-633-0979.

4th: Opening Ceremony for Prevent Child Abuse Month in Havelock, 9:00am at the Walter B. Jones Park (or Havelock Court Room in case of rain).

4th: Explorations: The International Film Series “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”, 2:30pm and 7:30pm presented by Craven Community College Foundation in the Orringer Auditorium. For details call 252-638-7200.

4th: 3rd Annual Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament, 5:00pm at Stanly Hall, 305 Pollock St. presented by the New Bern Civic Theatre. For details call 252-634-9057.

4th – 5th: Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, 7:30pm at the New Bern Civic Theatre. For details call 252-633-0567.

4th – 6th: “Pippin”, Fri – Sat: 8:00pm; Sun: 3:00pm at the Historic Masonic Theatre. Presented by RiverTowne Players. For details call 252-638-2577.

5th: Car Show and Carnival for the V Foundation for Cancer Research, 9:00am – 12:00pm at the New Bern Applebee’s, 3450 Dr MLK Blvd. For details call 252-637-8055.

5th: Reach for the Stars Gala, 6:00pm – 12:30am at the New Bern Riverfront Convention Center. Presented by St. Paul Catholic School. For details call 252-633-0100.

6th: ENC Spring Bridal Show, 1:00pm – 5:00pm at the North Carolina History Center and Tryon Palace’s Historic Grounds.

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, and two recreation centers 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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