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Weekend Happenings in and around Town

New Bern Farmer's Market
Soo’s Chocolate and Bakery at the New Bern Farmer’s Market

It should be easy to find something to do this weekend as there’s a long line-up of events and things to do!

10th: Explorations: The International Film Series: “Potiche”, 2:30pm and 7:30pm presented by Craven Community College’s Lifetime Learning Center in the Orringer Auditorium. Call 252-638-7200.

10th: ArtWalk throughout Downtown New Bern, 5:00pm – 8:00pm, presented by the Craven Arts Council at the Bank of the Arts. 252-638-2577.

10th: Spring ArtCrawl presented by the Community Artist Will, 5:00pm – 8:00pm at the Isaac Taylor House and Gardens and various locations in Downtown New Bern. Call 252-649-1712.

10th: Grand Opening of Community Artist Will, Inc., 5:00pm – 8:00pm, 415 Broad St. Call 252-571- 8566.

10th: James Lee Stanley, 7:30pm at the Trent River Coffee Company presented by the Down East FolkArts Society. Call 252-646-4657.

10th – 11th: Spring Historic Homes and Gardens Tour, presented by the New Bern Historical Society and the New Bern Preservation Foundation. Call 252-638-8558 or 252-633-6448.

10th – 12th: Garden Lovers Weekend at Tryon Palace. Call 252-639-3500.

11th: SpringFest, 8:00am – 4:00pm at the New Bern Farmers Market. Have a photo made with a real, live little lamb. Call 252-633-0043.

11th: Pounding the Paws for Pavement 5K, 8:00am at New Bern High School benefiting Craven-Pamlico Animal Services Center. Call 252-617-0798.

11th: 7th Annual East Carolina Pottery Festival, 9:00am – 5:00pm at the North Carolina History Center. Call 252-224-1446.

11th: Bi-Annual Major Photography Competition, 9:30am at the Bank of the Arts. Presented by the Coastal Photo Club.

11th: New Bern Toastmasters is hosting Regional Speech Contest, 10:00am at the Monarch Center, 1320 Health Dr. Call 252-636-0234.

11th: Tryon’s Tots: Secrets of the Blacksmith, 10:00am at the North Carolina History Center. 252-639-3524.

11th: Grandparent Café for those raising their grandchildren, 5:30pm – 8:00pm at the Senior Center on George St. Call 252-223-1650.

12th: Elliot Engel Program, 2:30pm at the New Bern-Craven County Library. Call 252-638-7800.

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, roller skating, playing bingo, bowling, and much more!

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

Learn about New Bern’s 300+ 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” (you need to register for access). 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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